Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Torres untruthful in slander case documents, new court filings say

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The slander suit filed by CAPSLO’s Homeless Services Director Dee Torres took a new turn when defendant Mike Brennler submitted a case document on Friday saying that Torres was not truthful in her sworn statement to the... (Continue reading)

Supervisor tries to get witness to change story about homeless gifts

By KAREN VELIE Less than a week after his fiancé filed a slander lawsuit against a local private investigator, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill began contacting a key witness in the case, attempting to get him to change... (Continue reading)

Schools can’t ask parents for supplies

Teachers in San Luis Obispo County schools will be paying more out of their own pockets for classroom supplies following passage of a new state law prohibiting schools from charging parents any kind of fee. (San Jose Mercury News) The... (Continue reading)

Former SLO police officer sues city

A former San Luis Obispo police officer who was fired after he pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of bringing misbranded Mexican prescription drugs into the United States, filed suit against the city on July 31. [NewTimes] Former patrol officer Dan... (Continue reading)

ASH drops deranged man in Paso Robles

A parolee deemed too dangerous for release because of mental illness was dropped at a bus stop in Paso Robles, the result of a clerical error that led to the death of a Santa Cruz woman. [LATimes] In May 2012,... (Continue reading)

Civil conspiracy trial against Cuesta and Stewart titles to be lived streamed

Courtroom View Network (CVN) will be live streaming a civil trial in which hundreds of plaintiffs allege Stewart Title and Cuesta Title aided and abetted and/or conspired with Hurst Financial and former North County developer Kelly Gearhart in defrauding hundreds... (Continue reading)

Heritage Oaks Bank settles with Gearhart investors

By KAREN VELIE In a last minute decision, Heritage Oaks Bank agreed to settle with investors in Hurst Financial’s Vista del Hombre project in Paso Robles for a currently undisclosed amount of money, an investor said. The settlement was agreed... (Continue reading)

Atascadero bookkeeper convicted of embezzlement

An Atascadero bookkeeper who embezzled more than $123,000 from a client’s bank account was sentenced to two years in San Luis Obispo County Jail. [Atascadero News] While working for A. R. Pete Reed Bookkeeping, Teresa Olmscheid wrote checks to herself... (Continue reading)

Sierra Club sues Pismo Beach over proposed development

The San Luis Obispo County chapter of the Sierra Club has sued the city of Pismo Beach over its approval of the environmental impact report for the proposed Spanish Springs development in Price Canyon. [Tribune] The proposed development includes 416... (Continue reading)

Tom Murrell accused of benefiting from Gearhart fraud

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall Monday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Cuesta Title, Stewart Title and Heritage Oaks Bank noting the defendants were aware of wrongdoings. In 2009, more than... (Continue reading)