Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



SLO again facing litigation for homeless ticketing

By KAREN VELIE In what appeared to be a repeat of a March San Luis Obispo City Council meeting, amid allegations that San Luis Obispo city staff’s proposed plan to stop homeless from sleeping in their vehicles could have legal... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach reject LAFCO’s request for money

The city of Pismo Beach will not help pay the cost of fighting a lawsuit filed by a developer against members of the San Luis Obispo County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). The suit contends members of the board abused... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teen claims officer raped her

A former Police Explorer in Santa Maria filed a federal lawsuit on Aug. 7 against the city, members of its police department and the estate of Officer Albert Covarrubias Jr., alleging that Covarrubias used his position of authority to rape... (Continue reading)

Bank accused of harassing Shell Beach couple

By KAREN VELIE Following years of allegedly being bombarded with no less than 75 collection calls a week, an elderly Shell Beach couple has filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase. Not long after JPMorgan Chase began servicing John and Anna... (Continue reading)

Shoplifter sues Paso Robles for police brutality

By KAREN VELIE A woman caught shoplifting has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Paso Robles, an officer, and the current and former chiefs of police, claiming her civil rights were violated during a 2010 arrest. It is... (Continue reading)

Charlie Lynch appeal gets help

An appeal of the federal conviction of former Morro Bay medical marijuana dispensary owner Charles C. Lynch has been joined by a national advocacy organization. Oakland-based Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed an amicus “friend of the court” brief Tuesday... (Continue reading)

Dietrick slams judge’s ruling as judicial misinterpretation

By KAREN VELIE Frustrated by a judge’s ruling that bars San Luis Obispo police from ticketing homeless people sleeping in their vehicles, the city council Tuesday will consider an emergency ordinance seeking a way to continue the practice. City Attorney... (Continue reading)

Judge orders SLO police to stop ticketing homeless

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge granted a preliminary injunction barring police from ticketing homeless who sleep in their vehicles, in a ruling on Tuesday. In April, attorneys Saro Rizzo and Stew Jenkins filed a... (Continue reading)

Slain officer’s family files lawsuit

The family of the Santa Maria police officer shot while on duty has filed a suit against the city and the officer who shot Alberto Covarrubias Jr. [KCOY] When two officers attempted to arrest officer Alberto Covarrubias in January for... (Continue reading)

Judge sets settlement conference between SLO and homeless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall set a mandatory settlement conference for the end of June regarding claims the city of San Luis Obispo is unjustly ticketing homeless people who sleep in their cars.... (Continue reading)