Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Lompoc stabbing victim sues school district over racial hostility

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The victim of a brutal stabbing carried out by gang members at Lompoc High School has filed suit against the Lompoc Unified School District over its alleged indifference to a hostile racial climate. The lawsuit, filed in... (Continue reading)

Judge tentatively approves Atascadero Walmart

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge tentatively ruled against a lawsuit alleging that the city of Atascadero did not follow environmental laws in the process of approving the construction of a Walmart. [Tribune] Save Atascadero, a group opposed to... (Continue reading)

Atascadero grad’s parents awarded $7.7 million

A San Luis Obispo County jury awarded the parents of an Atascadero grad who died in 2010 during a struggle with her caregivers $7.7 million. [Tribune] The jury’s award is $2.2 million more than the $5 million the plaintiffs, Kathleen... (Continue reading)

Caregivers accused of causing Atascadero grad’s death

Attorneys for the family of an Atascadero grad who died in 2010 during a struggle with her caregivers filed a civil suit that alleges her caregivers mistreated their client. [Tribune] The client, Lauren Arcady, 33, apologized during the struggle with... (Continue reading)

Judge reinstates Grover Beach officer fired over Taser use

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge has ordered that the Grover Beach Police Department reinstate an officer it fired for using excessive force during a 2010 Taser incident. [Tribune] Santino Lopez responded to a reported kidnapping of 6-month-old baby... (Continue reading)

Excelaron appeals $6 billion lawsuit dismissal

By KAREN VELIE An appellate court will determine if San Luis Obispo County officials should be able to have a lawsuit dismissed after their staff provided deceptive information in an apparent attempt to mislead the plaintiff. In what could become... (Continue reading)

APCD skews report on Nipomo Mesa air quality

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A member of the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board discovered last week that district staff used incomplete data sets to compile a report which inaccurately portrays escalating pollution levels on the Nipomo Mesa.... (Continue reading)

Medical group accused of jeopardizing patients’ health

A San Luis Obispo doctor has accused a medical group of “seriously jeopardizing the health, safety and lives” of patients by putting profits ahead of patient care. [Tribune] John S. McGee filed a lawsuit against Heritage Provider Network claiming the... (Continue reading)

State sues everyone in high-speed rail case

In an effort to head off future lawsuits challenging California’s planned high-speed rail project, state officials have filed a civil case against “all persons interested.” (San Jose Mercury News) The move is intended to validate $8.6 billion in voter-approved bonds... (Continue reading)

Torres sues private investigator over questions about abuse of homeless

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Dee Torres, homeless services coordinator for Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO), has filed a slander lawsuit against private investigator Mike Brennler. The suit, filed by attorney Roy Ogden, alleges that Brennler slandered Torres in... (Continue reading)