Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Attorney sues Santa Barbara News-Press

The Santa Barbara law firm of Capello & Noel is suing Santa Barbara News-Press owner Wendy McCaw’s Ampersand Publishing, the newspaper’s parent company and related trusts, claiming they owe more than $500,000 in attorney fees, expenses and interest. (Noozhawk) The... (Continue reading)

Onetime Paso Robles cop sues, cites former chief as sexual groper

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Bringing new meaning to the phrase “cop a feel,” a former Paso Robles police officer filed a lawsuit against the city Tuesday, alleging former Police Chief Lisa Solomon-Chitty made repeated sexual advances toward him,... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach developer files lawsuit against county board

A Pismo Beach developer filed a lawsuit against the San Luis Obispo County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) saying members of the board abused their authority in order to promote their own political careers. [Tribune] In March, LAFCO members voted... (Continue reading)

Homeless plaintiff’s RV seized by SLO police

By KAREN VELIE One of the litigants in a lawsuit that claims the San Luis Obispo police department is discriminating against homeless people who sleep in their cars is now sleeping outdoors after police seized his recreational vehicle on Monday.... (Continue reading)

Templeton resident appealing redistricting ruling

By KAREN VELIE A Templeton resident who lost a lawsuit last month which argued the recently redrawn political boundaries fail to follow government code is filing an appeal with the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Ventura. William Pelfrey said... (Continue reading)

SLO family awarded $74 million for medical malpractice

After two days of deliberation, a jury found a local physician responsible for not properly delivering a baby and awarded a San Luis Obispo family $74 million. Sofia Blunt, now almost three years old, suffered brain damage when she was... (Continue reading)

SLO County denies allegations in retaliation lawsuit

San Luis Obispo County officials said they are not liable for civil damages sought by a former sheriff deputy who contends he was retaliated against and eventually terminated after he reported multiple abuses of policy by department heads. In a... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed on behalf of San Luis Obispo’s homeless

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo city officials are accused of discrimination, harassment and the criminalization of homeless people, in a lawsuit filed on Friday. At the behest of city officials, police wake up homeless sleeping in their cars and... (Continue reading)

Deputy sues sheriff’s department for retaliation

A former San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputy says in a lawsuit that he was retaliated against and eventually terminated after he reported multiple abuses of policy by department heads. Dale Strobridge filed the civil suit March 13 in San... (Continue reading)

No more methyl iodide distribution in U.S.

A years-long battle by environmentalists to halt the use of methyl iodine as a fumigant for strawberries and other crops ended abruptly when the company producing it said it would no longer deliver it to the United States. [LATimes] Methyl... (Continue reading)