Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’

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

Two lawsuits challenge Paso Roble water ordinance

Two lawsuits seeking to have the Paso Robles water moratorium ordinance overturned were filed against San Luis Obispo County on Monday. On Oct. 8, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors extended its urgency ordinance that restricts water use... (Continue reading)

Torres ordered to pay attorney’s fees

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s homeless services director Dee Torres will pay $17,681 in attorney’s fees to attorney Stew Jenkins over a slander lawsuit she filed. San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbera made the fees ruling... (Continue reading)

Atheists sue Pismo Beach over city chaplain

In connection with Atheists United San Luis Obispo, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes separation of church and state, sued Pismo Beach last week over its use of a city chaplain. [Tribune] The lawsuit, filed in... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach pays $1.5 million, litigants name more defendants

Pismo Beach has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the family of a woman who was struck by a vehicle and killed while crossing Shell Beach Road. In 2011, Tricia Rittger was walking across the street from a parking lot... (Continue reading)

Homeless man sues CAPSLO over bed bug infestation

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A homeless man filed suit Tuesday against two San Luis Obispo nonprofits for illnesses he suffered following a bed bug infestation at a homeless shelter the organizations own and operate. Bed bugs bit Jeff Stone during his... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court tosses Santa Maria groundwater rights case

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the disputed Santa Maria Groundwater Basin management plan, ending 16 years of costly litigation over water supplies in Northern Santa Barbara County and Southern San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Torres’ price for attempting to silence public debate

By KAREN VELIE Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo’s homeless services director’s attempt to stifle free speech could end up costing her an additional $41,930 for her opponent’s legal fees. In September, San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Barry... (Continue reading)

Escrow companies linked to Gearhart win civil lawsuit

A lengthy and complex civil fraud trial featuring  Kelly Gearhart and his associated property predators ended Tuesday with complete exoneration of three escrow companies alleged to have conspired with the disgraced North County developer. Hurst Financial investors, many of whom... (Continue reading)

SLO County pays settlement in brutalization case

A Nipomo family allegedly brutalized by a sheriff’s deputy during a stop for a minor traffic violation in 2012 agreed to a $150,000 settlement from San Luis Obispo County. In July 2012, deputy Steven Hurl pulled behind Jesus Ruiz who... (Continue reading)

SLO woman sues Santa Barbara hospital over sexual assault

A San Luis Obispo woman filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging a nursing assistant at a Santa Barbara rehabilitation hospital sexually assaulted her while she was recovering from a brain tumor. [Independent] The lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara Superior Court states... (Continue reading)