Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Court upholds California’s low carbon fuel standards

A federal appellate court ruled Wednesday that California regulators can impose low carbon fuel standards on wholesalers and refineries in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [LA Times] AB 32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, requires producers, refiners and importers... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews attorneys file anti-SLAPP motion in libel suit over hazardous waste story

Attorneys for CalCoastNews filed a motion Friday to dismiss a libel suit brought by the head of a hazardous waste management service in Arroyo Grande. Charles Tenborg sued CalCoastNews chief Karen Velie and reporter Daniel Blackburn for publishing an article... (Continue reading)

OneWest Bank pays 7 figures in mortgage fraud case

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A San Luis Obispo County couple has received a million-dollar-plus settlement and title to two houses in a case that is likely to result in more lawsuits by people who lost property to mortgage lenders after the... (Continue reading)

Torres defamation suit tossed

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) director of homeless services Dee Torres has lost her slander case against Mike Brennler, a private investigator who had been working with CalCoastNews on news articles about abuses of the homeless. San... (Continue reading)

Google wants to read your emails

Google attorneys argued Thursday that the company needs to systematically read every email sent through its mail system. [Fox] In court documents, Google argues that “all users of email must necessarily expect that their emails will be subject to automated... (Continue reading)

North County water war headed for court?

Water issues in the North County pitting large agricultural interests against domestic users may eventually devolve into court battles, and that does not bode well for anyone. (Los Angeles Times) Adjudication of water rights to the 790-square-mile Paso Robles aquifer... (Continue reading)

Torres unable to refute theft claims

By CALCOASTNEWS STAFF Attorneys argued Tuesday over allegations of malice and the theft of gift cards from homeless clients during a hearing regarding a slander lawsuit filed by a homeless services manager against an Atascadero private investigator. In depositions, Dee... (Continue reading)

Dee Torres is public figure, judge says

Dee Torres is a public figure, San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbera said Thursday, seriously undermining the homeless program official’s slander lawsuit against Atascadero private investigator Michael Brennler. Torres, director of homeless services for Community Action Partnership of... (Continue reading)

LaBarbera thinks Brennler constitutionally protected

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge, in a tentative ruling, is planning to uphold an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a slander lawsuit brought by a homeless services official against Mike Brennler, a North County private investigator.... (Continue reading)

Judge denies Torres request for delay of hearing

A San Luis Obispo judge denied a request made by CAPSLO Homeless Services Director Dee Torres’s attorney to delay a hearing scheduled for Thursday that could halt a suit Torres filed against private investigator Mike Brennler. Torres alleges Brennler slandered... (Continue reading)