Articles Tagged With ‘settlements’


In law, a settlement is a resolution between disputing parties about a legal case, reached either before or after court action begins.



Cal Poly to pay $480,000 to rid Moriarty’s name from scoreboard

Cal Poly has agreed to pay $480,000 to remove Ponzi scheme architect Al Moriarty’s name from the scoreboard of the university’s football stadium. The funds from the settlement will come from the Cal Poly Foundation, not tuition money, according to... (Continue reading)

California murderer granted state-funded sex change

A convicted murderer serving a life sentence in the California prison system will receive a taxpayer-funded sex change, a legal settlement indicates. [LA Times] California has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit by granting Shiloh Quine, formerly Rodney Quine, a... (Continue reading)

Steve Gesell’s $120,000 severance

San Luis Obispo City officials agreed Thursday to pay police Chief Steve Gesell a $120,000 severance to end his employment with the city as of May 29. City manager Katie Lichtig placed Gesell on paid administrative leave on May 8... (Continue reading)

Gesell lawyers up for employment dispute with SLO

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell, who is currently on paid administrative leave, has retained a Pismo Beach lawyer who is arguing the city has no good cause to terminate Gesell’s contract. On Friday, City Manager Katie Lichtig placed... (Continue reading)

California county settles after deputies beat man on video

San Bernardino County has agreed to pay $650,000 to a man whom sheriff’s deputies delivered a bruising after he led them on a wild chase by car, foot and horseback. [LA Times] As the chase ended, a news helicopter filmed... (Continue reading)

SLO settles lawsuit over convicted cop

The city of San Luis Obispo has settled a lawsuit filed by two confidential informants of a former police officer who was convicted of extortion. FBI agents arrested Cory Pierce in Feb. 2013 after an undercover investigation revealed that the... (Continue reading)

Adams gets $71,000 settlement from Arroyo Grande

Threatened by a potential lawsuit, the Arroyo Grand City Council agreed to issue ousted city manager Steve Adams a settlement of more than $71,000, but the council did not meet all of his demands. Late last year, Adams’s attorney sent... (Continue reading)

Mallory Dies family awarded $2.5 million settlement

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The federal government has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the family of a Santa Barbara woman killed in a DUI collision caused by a former aide for Congresswoman Lois Capps. [ Morua, 32, left a Dec.... (Continue reading)

SEC charges Santa Barbara company with fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a Santa Barbara based stock promoter last week with fraudulently raising nearly $3.5 million from investors purportedly to purchase Facebook and Twitter shares prior to their initial public offerings (IPOs). The SEC alleges that... (Continue reading)

CHP officer recorded punching woman in the head on freeway

The California Highway Patrol is paying out $1.5 million to a 51-year-old great-grandmother who was punched in the head repeatedly by an officer on a Los Angeles freeway. [Huffington Post] On July 1, Marlene Pinnock was walking on an Interstate... (Continue reading)