Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



SLO police officer accused of forcing sex on informant

Former San Luis Obispo police officer Cory Pierce allegedly forced an informant to have sex with him, according to a civil rights lawsuit recently filed in federal court. In February, FBI agents arrested Pierce after an undercover investigation revealed the... (Continue reading)

Sierra Vista Hospital loses $4 million lawsuit

A San Luis Obispo County jury awarded the family of a 42-year-old man who died from surgical complications at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center $4 million. The jury agreed that the hospital attempted to hide the cause of death of... (Continue reading)

Missouri sues California over chicken coop law

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of California over a law mandating that farmers increase the size of chicken enclosures. [Washington Post] In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 2, which requires larger enclosures... (Continue reading)

Sierra Vista facing allegations of fraud and conspiracy

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and an affiliated surgeon will battle against allegations of medical malpractice, fraud and conspiracy in a case headed to court later this month. [PacificCoastBusinessTimes] In the lawsuit, the hospital is accused of conspiring to hide... (Continue reading)

Abuse of authority claims filed against San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo City Council will discuss two abuse of authority claims lodged by victims of former rogue police officer Cory Pierce at Tuesday night’s council meeting. In February, FBI agents arrested Pierce after an undercover investigation revealed Pierce... (Continue reading)

California court upholds San Francisco bag ban

A California appellate court upheld San Francisco’s single-use plastic bag ban in a precedent setting ruling Friday. [SF Gate] After the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the bag ban in February 2012, Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, a pro-plastic... (Continue reading)

New Times publishers win $3.7 million abuse of power lawsuit

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to pay Phoenix New Times publishers $3.7 million for politically motivated actions taken by county officials against the journalists. [azcentral.com] Last week’s settlements bring to at least $17 million the final taxpayer cost of... (Continue reading)

Dies plan to file claim against House of Representatives

The parents of the woman fatally injured when a legislative aide for Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara struck her and then drove away are planning to file a claim against the House of Representatives. [Noozhawk] Attorney Robert Stoll, who represents... (Continue reading)

Dignity Health surgical center loses $543,000 lawsuit

A local banker won a more than $543,000 medical negligence lawsuit against the Pismo Beach Coastal Surgical Institute on Dec. 13. Charles Blevins, 66, of Paso Robles developed a deep-tissue infection following a 2010 knee operation at the surgical center... (Continue reading)

SLO Sheriff’s war on drugs spreads collateral damage

By KAREN VELIE Shortly after 3 a.m. on Dec. 4, a woman awoke to strange sounds outside her San Luis Obispo home and walked quietly towards the front door while her family slept. As she reached the door, San Luis... (Continue reading)