Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



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)

State sues Carlton Hotel

The California Department of Industrial Relations is suing David Weyrich’s Carlton Hotel for labor violations, seeking at least $450,000 in lost wages and penalties. [Tribune] The lawsuit, filed Monday in Paso Robles’ Superior Court, details six labor code violations, involving... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed in Pismo Beach Toyota accident

A Bakersfield man is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against a Pismo Beach restaurant and the Japanese automaker Toyota, stemming from an accident in 2007. As he was driving away from the Pelican Point Restaurant in Pismo Beach, Bulent Ezal,... (Continue reading)

Gail Wilcox gets $180,000 to settle county lawsuit

San Luis Obispo County has decided to pay Gail Wilcox $180,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit she filed last summer. The decision to make the settlement was announced by county counsel Warren Jensen late Tuesday afternoon. Wilcox, the former... (Continue reading)

Sheriff’s destruction of medical marijuana leads to lawsuit

A Los Osos woman filed a lawsuit seeking $36,000 to replace six pounds of medical marijuana the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department seized from her home and then destroyed. Before 1988, Kimberly Marshall worked in the foreclosure industry. Her life changed... (Continue reading)