Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



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)

Landowners victorious in North County water trial

OPINION by  GREG GREWAL All citizens pay attention. The jury’s decision on Sept. 24 was a devastating blow to the governmental agencies who are claiming a “win.” Here is a bit of history for context, important details and a call... (Continue reading)

Judge rules Huntington Beach can ignore sanctuary state law

An Orange County judge ruled Thursday that the city of Huntington Beach does not need to obey California’s controversial sanctuary state law. [OC Register] Senate Bill 54, which took effect on Jan. 1, prohibits state and local law enforcement from cooperating... (Continue reading)

Parents attend Atascadero teacher’s child porn hearing

Families of many of the alleged victims of an Atascadero school teacher who is accused of videotaping female students’ underwear showed up at San Luis Obispo Superior Court Monday for the first hearing in the child pornography case. [KSBY] Chris... (Continue reading)

Erik Howell ordered to pay $959,307 for court costs, attorney fees

By KAREN VELIE A judge ordered Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell and four other members of the California Coastal Commission to pay $959,307 in attorney’s fees and court costs to attorney Cory Briggs and the nonprofit Spotlight on Coastal Corruption... (Continue reading)

Amid sexual abuse allegations, Nipomo coach paid severance

The Lucia Mar Unified School District cut ties in June with a former girls wrestling coach accused of sexual abuse and paid him $31,812 as part of a settlement agreement. [Cal Coast Times] Justin Magdaleno, a former wrestling coach and... (Continue reading)

Congalton files lawsuit against driver who struck him

KVEC radio talk show host Dave Congalton has filed a lawsuit against the driver who crashed into him while he was walking in San Luis Obispo two months ago. [Cal Coast Times] On June 30, Congalton was walking to the... (Continue reading)

Gloria Allred files suit accusing Nipomo wrestling coach of sexual abuse

Renowned feminist lawyer Gloria Allred has filed suit on behalf of a Nipomo High School student who was allegedly abused  by one of the school’s former wrestling coaches. [Cal Coast Times] The suit alleges Justin Magdaleno sexually molested the girl... (Continue reading)

Five Cities Fire Authority chief accused of retaliation and labor violations

A former Five Cities Fire Authority firefighter accused the fire chief of retaliation and violations of labor laws in a lawsuit filed in July against the fire authority, the city of Arroyo Grande, and chief Steve Lieberman. The lawsuit alleges... (Continue reading)

Old Mission School accused of concealing child abuse

By KAREN VELIE A former guidance counselor at Old Mission School in San Luis Obispo has accused administrators of concealing child abuse, retaliation against a whistleblower and wrongful termination in a lawsuit filed Monday. [Cal Coast Times] Jannelle Craig-Difronzo alleges... (Continue reading)