Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Death video ignites controversy

A graphic video showing a Manteca police officer firing 11 bullets into the body of a parolee has unleashed a heated controversy in the Central California town following the video’s release by attorneys for the man’s family. [San Francisco Chronicle,... (Continue reading)

SLO County hit with $6 billion property rights lawsuit

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Excelaron, the company seeking to drill as many as 12 oil wells in the Huasna Valley near Arroyo Grande, filed a more than $6 billion lawsuit against San Luis Obispo County. In the lawsuit filed Monday, attorney... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit challenges Paso Robles groundwater ordinance

ANNOUNCEMENT By STEVE HOCH On behalf of a group of concerned landowners in Paso Robles, the Los Angeles based firm of Morris Polich & Purdy LLP (MPP) filed a lawsuit in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court on October 30.... (Continue reading)

Ruling leaves Wal-Mart more vulnerable to CEQA suits

Wal-Mart may now face lawsuits for using the initiative process to sidestep the California Environmental Quality Act due to a state appellate court ruling. [California Watch] The retail giant, which currently faces a CEQA suit for its newly approved Atascadero... (Continue reading)

California Attorney General files lawsuit against local air district

EDITOR’S NOTE: See a brief of the California Attorney General’s lawsuit at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit in mid-October against the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control... (Continue reading)

Family members sue over pedestrian death

The family of a woman who was struck by a vehicle and killed while crossing Shell Beach Road have filed a lawsuit against the city of Pismo Beach and the Cliffs Resort claiming her death could have been prevented if... (Continue reading)

Homeless lawyers seek legal fees for constitutional complaint

By KAREN VELIE The two lawyers who sued the city of San Luis Obispo for unconstitutional treatment of the homeless are seeking $148,727 in legal fees from the city for the civil case. In April, attorneys Saro Rizzo and Stew... (Continue reading)

Rural fire fee facing court test

A lawsuit has been filed in Sacramento challenging a $150 “fire prevention” fee now assessed on 825,000 rural properties in California. (San Jose Mercury News) The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association seeks declaration regarding the fee’s validity, and seeks refunds for... (Continue reading)

Follow the rules, forfeit your home

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Campbell (Cam) Carroll came very close to losing his home to foreclosure earlier this month to people he’d never heard of, the forced sale auction halted only by a last-minute restraining order issued by a San Luis... (Continue reading)

Predatory lawsuits outlawed

For decades, ambitious attorneys for disabled people have been reaping an easy windfall by filing lawsuits willy-nilly against businesses for failing to comply with handicapped regulations. (Sacramento Bee) Critics called the practice abuse, and California now officially agrees — Gov.... (Continue reading)