Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Sanitation district agrees to end litigation, pay fine

By KAREN VELIE The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District board announced Wednesday that the state has agreed to settle litigation and permit the district to pay a $1.19 million fine levied because of a 2010 sewage spill. As... (Continue reading)

Environmental group sues SLO County over well-drilling permits

An environmental group filed a lawsuit against San Luis Obispo County on Friday contesting three well-drilling permits the county issued without requiring reviews stipulated by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The suit, filed by The California Water Impact Network,... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara nonprofit sues Lands Commission over Diablo Canyon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara-based nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against the California State Lands Commission, alleging the agency wrongfully approved a new lease for the cooling system at Diablo Canyon power plant. The lawsuit claims state law mandates... (Continue reading)

SLO judge issues arrest warrant for Ryan Petetit

CLARIFICATION: The alleged misunderstanding was not between Ryan Petetit and his criminal attorney Patrick Fisher, but with one of his civil attorneys. ORIGINAL: Embattled PB Companies developer Ryan Petetit did not show up to a debtor’s examination hearing in San... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit claims elderly woman raped at Arroyo Grande care facility

An employee of an Arroyo Grande nursing facility raped a 78-year-old woman at the care center last year, according to a lawsuit filed in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Arroyo Grande police have been investigating the rape allegation since Sept.... (Continue reading)

CalCoastNews turns to GoFundMe for legal defense fund

As some of our loyal readers know, CalCoastNews and its founders have been fighting a lawsuit since publication of a 2012 article about a San Luis Obispo County public agency, the Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) and one of its... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit further exposes Resnick’s plans to clear cut oak woodlands

A lawsuit filed in 2012 provides a peek into how Justin Vineyards, a company owned by Beverly Hills billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick, clear cuts oak woodlands while constructing massive reservoirs that drain underground water sources in order to continue... (Continue reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes awarded $378,273

By KAREN VELIE The court awarded Friends of the Oceano Dunes $378,273 on Wednesday for attorney’s fees and court costs for litigation the group filed objecting to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board’s (APCD) dust rule. Of... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit accuses PB Companies principals of fraud and deception

Editor’s Note: The lawsuit by Jonathan and Crystal Westbay against PB Companies, Alder Partners, Ryan Petetit and Russ Sheppell is at the bottom of this article. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN PB Companies principals engaged in fraud and deception... (Continue reading)

Rocker David Crosby agrees to $3 million settlement

By KAREN VELIE David Crosby agreed to pay a $3 million settlement following the April filing of a suit that alleged the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame singer was intoxicated when he crashed into a jogger last year, according to court... (Continue reading)