Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



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)

California district attorneys sue Uber

The district attorneys of Los Angeles and San Francisco counties have filed suit against Uber, the world’s leading smarthphone-based taxi service. [New York Times] The joint lawsuit alleges that Uber has misleading safety practices and mischaracterizes the extent to which... (Continue reading)

Northern Chumash Indians file suit over Moro Rock

The Northern Chumash Indians have filed a lawsuit against the Salinan Indians in the latest skirmish in the ongoing battle over Morro Rock, a site both groups claim is sacred to their tribes. In 2006, members of the Salinan Nation... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly agrees to disclose records following lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE Amid a lawsuit against the campus, officials at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo agreed Thursday to release records about the university’s preparation in the event of an outbreak of an infectious disease on campus.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande’s mayor elect wants lawsuit abandoned

By KAREN VELIE Amid mounting legal costs, incoming Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill asked the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board to immediately cease and desist legal action against the state. Two weeks ago, the sanitation district board... (Continue reading)

Professor sues Cal Poly over flu preparedness secrecy

By KAREN VELIE A California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo journalism professor has filed an open records suit against the university. Bill Loving, professor and editor of CalCoastNews, is suing to get records about the university’s preparation in the... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district mounting lawsuit against the state

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board voted unanimously Wednesday to file a lawsuit against the state over a $1.1 million fine in a fight that has already cost ratepayers over $750,000. In 2010, issues... (Continue reading)

Is Dee Torres-Hill a whistleblower?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Claiming to be a whistleblower, the embattled former head of the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s homeless services program has sued the nonprofit, alleging CAPSLO retaliated against her for expressing safety concerns. Earlier this year,... (Continue reading)