Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



California woman awarded $4 million for shower head shocking

A Los Angeles jury awarded a California woman $4 million for getting shocked by stray electricity that pulsed through her bathroom shower head. [Mercury News] Simona Wilson, the mother of three young children, sued Southern California Edison in 2011 around... (Continue reading)

Excelaron weighing options, considering appeal

An attorney for Excelaron, the company seeking to drill as many as 12 oil wells in the Huasna Valley near Arroyo Grande, said she is considering appealing last week’s dismissal of a more than $6 billion lawsuit she filed against... (Continue reading)

SLO agrees to pay homeless attorney fees

The San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-1 not to appeal a judge’s ruling awarding legal fees to two attorneys who worked on behalf of the homeless. Councilman Dan Carpenter wanted to appeal San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Charles... (Continue reading)

Judge dismisses former Paso cop’s suit against city

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge dismissed the lawsuit of a former Paso Robles police officer against the city for the alleged sexual misconduct and abuse of power by former Police Chief Lisa Solomon-Chitty. [Tribune] Judge Jac Crawford dismissed... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district superintendent resigns

Amid lawsuits, state fines and notices of violation the superintendent of the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District has tendered his resignation. Sanitation plant superintendent Bob Barlogio’s last day is slated to be March 22. Barlogio stepped in as interim... (Continue reading)

Coke sued for alleged unfair practices

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Two former employees have launched a legal challenge to policies and practices of one of America’s leading soft drink manufacturers, claiming they were terminated or forced from their jobs unfairly amid a “good old boy” network and... (Continue reading)

Fresh & Easy under fire for overcharging

If you discover the Fresh & Easy grocery store in San Luis Obispo charges more for an item than advertised, you could just get the product for free. [NBC] A San Diego County Judge ordered the owner of Fresh &... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police department accused of retaliation

By KAREN VELIE A Paso Robles Police officer who filed a lawsuit against the city claiming the former chief initiated an illegal ticket quota scheme and punished officers who didn’t make their quotas filed a second retaliation claim against the... (Continue reading)

Five of SLO County’s “Doobie Dozen” sue the state

Five of the 12 medical marijuana collective operators arrested in a controversial December 2010 sweep have filed suit against the California Department of Justice. [New Times] Valerie and David Hosking, Steven Gordon and Rachel and Chip Tamagni allege that the... (Continue reading)

Oceano dust rule in court

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge heard arguments for and against the controversial dust rule that requires state parks to reduce particulate matter blowing from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area or face fines of $1,000 per... (Continue reading)