Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Woman files lawsuit over Oceano Dunes death

The daughter of a Grover Beach man who was the victim of a fatal accident at the Oceano Dunes last year filed a lawsuit for wrongful death. On Feb. 20, Kathryn Tatum filed the lawsuit in San Luis Obispo Superior... (Continue reading)

Mitchum sues Capps over TV ad

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The recent Republican challenger to Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps has filed suit against her, alleging that the Democratic Rep. defamed him in a television ad that altered the outcome of last year’s election. Capps defeated Chris... (Continue reading)

Can your doctor help you die in California?

A group of cancer patients and doctors are suing the state of California, demanding that terminally ill people be allowed to obtain prescription drugs that will speed up their death if they find their suffering unbearable. [LA Times] California law... (Continue reading)

Frequent filer sues 6 SLO County businesses

A disabled Arizona man with a criminal past and a vast history of litigation filed six lawsuits against San Luis Obispo County businesses on Jan. 30. [Tribune] Robert McCarthy, 59, has filed more than 250 suits under the Americans With... (Continue reading)

Legal counsel battles board

BY KAREN VELIE Amid allegations he had repeatedly failed to follow board direction, the San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board will review the performance of district legal counsel Mike Seitz on Jan. 21. At a Dec. 17 sanitation district... (Continue reading)

Steve Adams threatens to sue Arroyo Grande

BY KAREN VELIE Former Arroyo Grande City Manager Steve Adams filed a claim against the city last week threatening a lawsuit if the council does not extend his paid administrative leave for six months. The city will meet in closed... (Continue reading)

Mallory Dies family awarded $2.5 million settlement

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The federal government has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of a Santa Barbara woman killed in a DUI collision caused by a former aide for Congresswoman Lois Capps. [ Morua, 32, left a Dec.... (Continue reading)

CPS sued for kidnaping children

A lawsuit filed Dec. 12 says Riverside County Child Protective Services staff have made a habit of kidnapping children. Attorney Shawn McMillan, who specializes in civil rights cases against child protection agencies, said he uncovered an alarming trend about a... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district flips, seeks settlement with the state

After picking a multi-year legal fight with state officials, the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District is now seeking to settle a $1.1 million fine levied against it. In 2010, 384,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed in Oceano homes... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly to settle public records lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo has agreed to pay the costs in an agreement to resolve a public records request lawsuit brought by journalism professor and editor of CalCoastNew Bill Loving. The agreement also... (Continue reading)