Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



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Disabled man files lawsuit against San Luis Obispo police officer

The lawyer for a developmentally disabled Atascadero man, who said he was physically assaulted in March 2010 by an off-duty San Luis Obispo police officer, filed a lawsuit against the city and the officer seeking damages last week. Scott Summers, 50,... (Continue reading)

CMC inmate suing prison over grooming policy

A Sikh inmate at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo is suing the Department of Corrections for punishing him for refusing to trim his beard in adherence to his religion. [SacramentoBee] Sukhjinder Basra claims that guards punished him... (Continue reading)

Employee files fraud lawsuit against Wallace

A former employee of the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District filed a lawsuit that accuses plant administrators, including the head of the sanitation district, of risking public safety and fraud. The civil lawsuit, filed in San Luis Obispo Superior... (Continue reading)

Former engineering dean sues Cal Poly and Karen Velie

A former Cal Poly dean of the College of Engineering has filed a lengthy lawsuit naming the California State University Board of Trustees, Cal Poly, journalist Karen Velie, and others, citing a dozen allegations including racial and religious discrimination, defamation... (Continue reading)

Settlement made in Cal Poly hazing suit

The parents of a Cal Poly student who died during a fraternity hazing agreed to a $500,000 settlement with a former Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member . Carson Starkey, 18, from Austin, Texas, died of alcohol poisoning after a Sigma... (Continue reading)

Four states mounting legal assault on California

The attorney generals from at least four states are planning to sue if California’s Global Warming Solutions Act survives a challenge at the ballot box in November. [CaliforniaWatch] The attorneys generals of Alabama, Nebraska, Texas and North Dakota have been... (Continue reading)

California mall forbids talking to strangers

Owners of a mall in Roseville don’t like strangers speaking to each other, unless it is about commercial enterprises in the mall, and penned rules prohibiting strangers from conversing. [SacramentoBee] The rules forbid peaceful, consensual, spontaneous conversations between strangers about... (Continue reading)

Brain injured man wins $2.85 million lawsuit against stun-gun maker

A California man injured after he was shocked with a stun gun in 2006 won a $2.8 million settlement against Taser International Inc. this summer. [SantaCruzSentinel] Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Jeff Almquist declined Thursday to seal court documents... (Continue reading)

Citizens file lawsuit against Paso water rate hike

Five Paso Robles citizens have filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the City’s water rate hike last April. John Borst, William Taylor, Brooke Mayo, Teresa St. Clair, and Thomas Rusch filed the suit in Superior Court and will be... (Continue reading)

San Francisco sues over PG&E ballot measure

The city of San Francisco and a group of government-owned utilities went to court Thursday to try and block a Pacific Gas & Electric-sponsored measure on the June ballot. [San Francisco Chronicle] Critics claim that Proposition 16 is merely a... (Continue reading)



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