Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Flaming cocktail severely burned man at San Simeon bar, suit alleges

A Southern California man suffered second and third-degree burns after a bartender at San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill served him a flaming cocktail and told him to “just drink it,” according to a lawsuit filed last month in San... (Continue reading)

ASH tried to cover up murder, fired whistleblower, lawsuit alleges

Atascadero State Hospital staff allegedly tried to cover up its apparent liability in a 2014 murder in which a patient strangled to death his roommate. ASH then fired a social worker for blowing the whistle, according to a lawsuit filed... (Continue reading)

Family of man killed by police sues Santa Maria

The family of a man who was shot and killed last year by Santa Maria police officers has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, as well as its police department and five officers. Javier Gaona, 31, was armed with... (Continue reading)

SLO judge rules against Phillips 66 motion to stop rail spur hearings

San Luis Obispo Judge Barry LaBarbera ruled against a legal appeal filed by Phillips 66 over the SLO County Planning Commission’s decision to reject the oil company’s Nipomo rail spur project. The court ruling paves the way for board of... (Continue reading)

CMC guard sues, claims lost job due to pregnancy

A California Men’s Colony correctional officer alleges the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) forced her out of her job and made her take unpaid leave during her pregnancy. [Tribune] Last November, the California Department of Fair Employment and... (Continue reading)

Ex-veterans officer alleges SLO County is sabotaging his job hunt

Former veterans services officer Dana Cummings has sued San Luis Obispo County, claiming top executive Dan Buckshi and other officials are sabotaging his search for new work. Cummings, who ran SLO County’s veterans services department from Sept. 2011 to Sept.... (Continue reading)

Judges rule that lying in court is bad

For 16 years, attorneys for Orange County have argued that social workers who lied to a judge in order to remove children from their mother, were unaware that perjury and providing false evidence was wrong. That was before the U.S.... (Continue reading)

Family of slain Cal Poly grad can sue BLM, but not San Francisco

A federal judge has ruled the family of slain Cal Poly grad Kathryn Steinle can sue the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), but not the city of San Francisco. The judge also removed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from... (Continue reading)

Driver who killed triathlete was on the phone, suit alleges

A lawsuit filed by the family of triathlete Bridget Dawson alleges the driver who struck and killed the champion competitor was on the phone at the time of the crash. [Tribune] Phone records show Oceano resident Lisa Smith, 53, was... (Continue reading)

Nipomo marijuana dispensary proponents lose legal battle

The owners of Ethnobotanica, a marijuana service seeking to open a pot shop in Nipomo, lost a lawsuit they filed against San Luis Obispo County over the board of supervisors’ decision to reject a proposed brick and mortar dispensary in... (Continue reading)