Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



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)

PG&E stock price plummets as lawsuit threats mount over Camp Fire

With PG&E facing the possibility of a determination that its equipment started the ongoing Camp Fire, now the deadliest blaze in California history, lawsuits are being prepared and the utility’s stock price is plummeting. [Cal Coast Times] PG&E’s stock price... (Continue reading)

A failed try to kill CalCoastNews

OPINION by DANIEL BLACKBURN Six years ago today, an article was published on CalCoastNews that would forever reshape the lives of its authors and their families — and ultimately those of the article’s subjects. The article discussed questionable practices by... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County public defenders sued for malpractice

By KAREN VELIE The family of a mentally ill man who died in the San Luis Obispo County Jail is suing two San Luis Obispo County public defenders and a law firm under contract with the county for malpractice and... (Continue reading)

Widow of mentally ill man sues SLO County for jail death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County has been hit with another lawsuit over a jailhouse death, this time over a man who died behind bars after stabbing his wife during a mental illness episode. [Cal Coast Times] Margo Benson-Hammer,... (Continue reading)

Twin Cities nursing chief accused of murdering his wife

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The man Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton hired earlier this year to be its chief nursing officer allegedly murdered his wife, a successful lawyer with a $1 million life insurance policy, in attempt to collect large... (Continue reading)

Did Southern California Edison equipment start Thomas Fire?

The utility Southern California Edison has released a statement acknowledging that its equipment may have helped sparked the Thomas Fire that devastated Ventura and Santa Barbara counties late last year and led to the deadly Montecito mudslides in early 2018.... (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)