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Michael Seitz dismissed as legal counsel for Los Osos

Michael Seitz

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District is cutting ties with longtime district legal counsel Shipsey & Seitz with plans to retain Roy Hanley with the Morro Bay attorney firm of Hanley & Fleishman. In 1998, Shipsey &... (Continue reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes awarded $378,273

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By KAREN VELIE The court awarded Friends of the Oceano Dunes $378,273 on Wednesday for attorney’s fees and court costs for litigation the group filed objecting to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board’s (APCD) dust rule. Of... (Continue reading)

Underwear clad lawyer body-slams thief in SLO

Clad only in a pair of boxer briefs and slippers, a San Luis Obispo attorney chased a thief up a hill early Tuesday morning, caught up with the suspect and body-slammed him onto the ground. When police officers arrived, they... (Continue reading)

State attorney pleads no contest in courtroom brawl case

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A California deputy attorney general has pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace for her role in a courtroom wrestling match with a San Luis Obispo bailiff. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop a greater charge of resisting a peace... (Continue reading)

Are Seitz’s days numbered in Los Osos?

Michael Seitz

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District is considering parting ways with longtime district legal counsel Shipsey & Seitz. In 1998, Shipsey & Seitz was first hired to represent the district during its formation. However, in the past... (Continue reading)

State attorney charged over SLO courtroom brawl

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San Luis Obispo County prosecutors have charged a state attorney with a misdemeanor count of resisting a peace officer for her role in a courtroom wrestling match with a bailiff. California Deputy Attorney General Jennie Mariah Kelly will appear in... (Continue reading)

Justice Scalia loved the Constitution exclusively

Ilan Funke-Bilu

OPINION by ILAN FUNKE-BILU I will miss Justice Scalia and so will my clients. Many see him as an originalist guided by conservative, law and order principles. I disagree and I have so advised my clients. Justice Scalia loved the... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay attorney sentenced for grand theft

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A former attorney and Morro Bay planning commissioner was sentence Monday to 240 days in jail. John Patrick Fennacy, 50, pleaded no contest last year in a grand theft case involving elderly clients. [KSBY] Prosecutors initially alleged Fennacy embezzled at... (Continue reading)

Judge John Trice accepts disciplinary action

Judge John Trice

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge John Trice admitted to misconduct and accepted public censure, according to a Feb. 4 California Commission on Judicial Performance decision and order. Of the six types of disciplinary actions available, public... (Continue reading)

John Wallace’s attorney threatens sanitation district

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By KAREN VELIE An attorney for former South County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace asked the district board Wednesday to rescind their decision to send allegations of criminal malfeasance to multiple law enforcement agencies and then alleged the district faced... (Continue reading)



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