Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Isla Vista rampage victim files lawsuit

A victim from last year’s Isla Vista rampage has filed a civil lawsuit against Santa Barbara County, Elliot Rodger’s parents and the University of California Santa Barbara. [KEYT] In May 2014, Keith Cheung was riding his bicycle home from work... (Continue reading)

Jury awards nearly $1 million more in suit against Cuesta Title

In addition to awarding about $2 million to former MMA champ Chuck Liddell, a San Luis Obispo jury has awarded nearly $1 million to a pair of brothers, who too claimed Cuesta Title Company helped convicted developer Kelly Gearhart defraud... (Continue reading)

SLO jury awards Chuck Liddell nearly $2 million

A San Luis Obispo jury awarded mixed martial arts champion Chuck Liddell approximately $2 million in his lawsuit against Cuesta Title, the company that worked closely with convicted North County developer Kelly Gearhart. Liddell alleged that Cuesta Title helped Gearhart... (Continue reading)

Sex offender files lawsuit against Grover Beach

By KAREN VELIE A registered sex offender filed a federal lawsuit last week against the city of Grover Beach challenging an ordinance that makes it a crime for sex offenders to set up residency in most of the city. The... (Continue reading)

Chuck Liddell lawsuit goes to jury

Following a five-week trial, a San Luis Obispo County jury is now deliberating as to whether Cuesta Title Company aided and abetted former North County developer Kelly Gearhart in defrauding mixed martial arts champion Chuck Liddell. [Tribune] Liddell claims he... (Continue reading)

Are California’s concealed carry requirements too strict?

A federal appeals court in San Francisco is hearing arguments Tuesday on whether California’s restrictions on concealed carry permits can stand the test of the Second Amendment. [Wall Street Journal] In California, applicants who wish to carry concealed handguns in... (Continue reading)

Harley-Davidson thumps California’s Franchise Tax Board

By STEW JENKINS A California appeals court ruled last week, in a lawsuit brought by the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company against the California Franchise Tax Board, that part of California’s statutory income tax scheme is unconstitutional because it discriminates against out... (Continue reading)

Criticize the mayor, get sued

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Inglewood CA doesn’t have much to commend it. To the various reasons not to live there–like high crime rates and bankrupt schools—the city government has added this threat: if you criticize the mayor or other officials,... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach hit with $2.3 million defamation claim

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A former Grover Beach police officer filed a $2.3 million defamation claim last week against the city, Chief Jim Copsey and Commander John Peters. Peters is slated to replace Copsey as chief during a swearing in ceremony Monday... (Continue reading)

APCD board split over Oceano dunes dust rule

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is attempting to rehabilitate its Oceano Dunes dust rule, but in the aftermath of an appellate court ruling against the regulation, some members of the... (Continue reading)