Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Attorneys reject SLO’s donation request

The two attorneys who were awarded fees for their suit against the city of San Luis Obispo for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless, rejected the city’s request that they donate half the money to a local charity. On Wednesday, the... (Continue reading)

APCD board rejects Hill’s bid for chairmanship

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board chose Supervisor Paul Teixiera over Supervisor Adam Hill to serve as its chair for 2013 following heated debate about Hill’s recent behavior. Hill served as vice chair in 2012, putting... (Continue reading)

SLO tries to parlay its legal losses to CAPSLO

The San Luis Obispo City Council is threatening that if the two attorneys who sued for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless do not agree to donate half of the $133,880 award of fees to the San Luis Obispo Community Action... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson admits to officer brutality

By KAREN VELIE In response to a citizen complaint, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson  confirmed that under the color of authority a deputy used excessive and unnecessary force in dealing with a minor traffic violation. Under former sheriff... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles settles excessive force lawsuit

Paso Robles city officials agreed to award a woman who suffered burns to her arms during a 2010 shop-lifting arrest $50,000. In the lawsuit filed in July, Rodi Bragg accused the city administration and the police department of having inadequate... (Continue reading)

SLO loses another battle in its fight against the homeless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall awarded the two lawyers who sued the city for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless $133,880 for costs and legal fees on Thursday. Laws permit attorneys who undertake cases... (Continue reading)

Sheriff deputy assault was family affair

By KAREN VELIE Driving from a celebration at a local church, donning a dress shirt and tie, a 5 foot 3 inch Nipomo man was not worried when a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy pulled behind the car he... (Continue reading)

Family files lawsuit against Grover Beach man, trucking company

The family involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer truck that left their vehicle dangling off of a Highway 101 bridge last year has filed a lawsuit against the trucking company and the estate of the Grover Beach driver. [Noozhawk]... (Continue reading)

Officers lodge two claims of retaliation against Arroyo Grande

An Arroyo Grande Police officer says the city has failed to follow due process in dealing with a claim of retaliation, and the police officers’ union also has lodged an accusation of retaliation. On Dec. 31, Michelle Cota filed a... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit alleges Wallace intentionally mismanaged sewage plant

By KAREN VELIE EDITOR’S NOTE: See a claim filed by six Oceano homeowners against South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation plant administrator John Wallace at the bottom of this story. Six Oceano homeowners filed a lawsuit on Dec. 18 that claims... (Continue reading)