Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’

a claim or dispute brought to a court of law for adjudication.

Jury awards $332 million to California man claiming Roundup caused his cancer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Diego County jury awarded $332 million to a Carlsbad man who claims long-term use of the weed killer Roundup caused him to develop a rare form of cancer. [NBC San Diego] Roundup is a glyphosate-based... (Continue reading)

SLO County DA sues auto parts company for overcharging customers

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has filed a lawsuit against Carquest Auto Parts alleging the automotive parts company routinely overcharged customers. Prosecutors filed the suit in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. The Santa... (Continue reading)

SLO County clerk-recorder sues woman who requested District 2 recount

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano is suing the North County woman who requested a recount of the District 2 supervisorial race that concluded with Supervisor Bruce Gibson narrowly winning reelection. [KSBY] Cano alleges Darcia Stebbens... (Continue reading)

SLO, Paso Robles join settlements in national opioid case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The cities of San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles decided on Tuesday to join a nationally negotiated settlement with pharmaceutical companies that will allow the local municipalities to receive funds for combating the opioid epidemic. [New Times]... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors vote for new redistricting map

By KAREN VELIE After garnering a majority on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, the board voted Tuesday to settle a lawsuit filed by supporters of two supervisors. The county board agreed to toss the existing map, consider... (Continue reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes wins another victory against Coastal Commission

By KAREN VELIE Friends of the Oceano Dunes won another contentious legal battle against the California Coastal Commission on Wednesday. A judge denied the state’s motion for summary judgement in a quiet title lawsuit. In an attempt to have portions... (Continue reading)

Woodstock’s Pizza to pay $1.5 million to settle labor violations suit

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California chain Woodstock’s Pizza, which has locations in San Luis Obispo and other college towns, has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over numerous alleged labor code violations ranging from not paying... (Continue reading)

Los Osos schedules meeting to discuss possible lawsuits over flooding

By KAREN VELIE The Los Osos Community Services District scheduled a special board meeting for Tuesday evening to discuss anticipated litigation related to the thousands of gallons of water and mud that crashed into Vista de Oro Estates after a... (Continue reading)

Belsher, Petetit accused of bilking millions from investors

By KAREN VELIE Multiple investors in projects by developers John Belsher and Ryan Petetit have filed lawsuits against the pair for allegedly bilking them out of money with promises of high interest on secured investments. [Cal Coast Times] Several investors... (Continue reading)

Attorney John Belsher accused of theft of rent payments

By KAREN VELIE Attorney John Belsher and his partner in several developments, Ryan Petetit, are accused of fraudulently leasing out a building in San Luis Obispo and then collecting more than $250,000 in rent. [Cal Coast Times] The lawsuit, filed... (Continue reading)