Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson sued over tampons

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against San Luis Obispo County, Sheriff Ian Parkinson and the sheriff’s department, alleging civil rights violations of female inmates over the alleged failure to provide tampons to women who are menstruating. [Cal Coast Times] State... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles teacher reports sexual harassment, then demoted

A Paso Robles teacher who reported that a male colleague inappropriately touched two female students and used a racial slur in class has sued the district. After reporting the allegations, the teacher faced harassment and was ultimately demoted, according to... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s $9.95 million settlement in Los Osos sewer lawsuit

San Luis Obispo County has agreed to pay $9.95 million to a Los Osos Wastewater Project contractor who filed a law suit demanding payment for uncompensated construction work. The settlement agreement is slated to go before the SLO County Board... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria pastor accused of sexual assault, harassment

A former Santa Maria pastor who stepped down from his position last year allegedly sexually harassed, battered and assaulted a female church goer, according to a lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County court. The lawsuit also names the ex-pastor’s wife,... (Continue reading)

California venture capitalists face rising liability for sexual harassment

Following a wave of summer sexual harassment scandals involving venture capitalists, the state of California is considering adopting a law that would hold investors liable for harassing female entrepreneurs. The proposed bill could create a wave of lawsuits against venture... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police sued over racial profiling

A lawsuit filed this month in San Luis Obispo Superior Court alleges Atascadero police unlawfully detained, questioned and searched a black man after spotting him with a white woman who happens to be his wife. The lawsuit alleges the Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Former Arroyo Grande teacher sues student she had sex with

A former Arroyo Grande High School culinary arts teacher who is currently in jail for having sex with an underage student has filed a lawsuit against the teen with whom she had intercourse. The former teacher alleges the teen defamed... (Continue reading)

Judge temporarily stops California from confiscating high-capacity magazines

Thousands of Californians who own large-capacity magazines were due to turn them in on Saturday in accordance with a new state law. However, shortly before the deadline, a federal judge issued an injunction temporarily putting a halt to the California... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews staff appeals million-dollar libel award

CalCoastNews reporters have filed an appeal of a $1.1 million libel judgment in the case where much of the information used by Karen Velie and Dan Blackburn was kept from the jury. In 2012, CalCoastNews reported on the Integrated Waste... (Continue reading)

City of Morro Bay to buy contested Cerrito Peak property

Following years of legal battles, the Morro Bay City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to buy one acre of undeveloped land on Cerrito Peak from Janne Reddell. [KSBY] Janne Reddell and her late husband, Morro Bay real estate agent Dan Reddell,... (Continue reading)