Articles Tagged With ‘Lawsuits’


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



Was Paula Lopez discriminated against for being an alcoholic?

Former news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa is suing the parent company of her former employers, Central Coast broadcasters KEYT and KCOY, arguing discrimination based on her race, sex and disability led to her firing. Lopez’s disability is alcoholism. Ochoa was... (Continue reading)

Porters threaten Tina Swithin with a lawsuit

By KAREN VELIE The parents of a man facing 23 charges related to the sexual abuse of children took the first step toward legal action against their former daughter-in-law Tina Swithin, following Swithin’s public disclosures about her divorce and visitation... (Continue reading)

Professor sues Cal Poly over race, gender discrimination

An African American woman who has worked as a professor at Cal Poly since 2007 has sued the university, alleging discrimination over race and gender. The lawsuit also accuses university officials of failing to accommodate for her physical disabilities. [New... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit alleges PG&E contractor caused 51-acre fire

Two employees of a PG&E subcontractor caused a 51-acre fire that burned a hillside and multiple groves of large trees belonging to a North County family, according to a lawsuit filed against the utility and the contractor. [Tribune] On Nov.... (Continue reading)

Chumash prevail in water rights lawsuit

For the third time this year, a lawsuit filed by Save the Valley against the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has failed to succeed to trial. The group recently withdrew a complaint focused at shutting off the tribe’s water... (Continue reading)

Gun rights group sues California over censored blog post

A Second Amendment rights group claims to be defending First Amendment rights in a lawsuit it has filed against the California Legislature’s legal counsel. The dispute surrounds a censored blog post that contained the home addresses of lawmakers who recently... (Continue reading)

Environmental group sues state over Price Canyon oil wells

An environmental group says California regulators are negligent in protecting the state’s groundwater amid an historic drought and shouldn’t allow new oil and gas wells in Price Canyon without the proper environmental reviews, according to a lawsuit filed on Aug.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero nursing facility sued over patient’s death

A Long Beach law firm filed a wrongful death lawsuit against an Atascadero nursing facility, alleging the rehab center caused an elderly man’s death. Leo Paul Landry, who was suffering from dementia, fell several times while living at the facility... (Continue reading)

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)