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.



Stewart Title $10.5 million settlement in the works

By KAREN VELIE More than 400 investors who were defrauded by former North County developer Kelly Gearhart will receive a portion of their losses if all parties agree to a proposed $10,530,570 settlement claim to be paid by Stewart Title.... (Continue reading)

APCD settles with state parks over dust rule

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District has reached a settlement with California state parks over implementation of the APCD’s Oceano dunes dust rule. On Wednesday, the APCD board agreed to eliminate a section of the dust rule... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay pays $20,000 to settle taser case

Morro Bay agreed to pay $20,000 to a man who police officers pepper sprayed and repeatedly tasered during an arrest at the Fuel Dock Saloon in 2012. [NewTimes] Officers initially charged Brian Lopez Martinez, 23, with public intoxication, resisting arrest,... (Continue reading)

Heritage Oaks Bank settles with Gearhart investors

By KAREN VELIE In a last minute decision, Heritage Oaks Bank agreed to settle with investors in Hurst Financial’s Vista del Hombre project in Paso Robles for a currently undisclosed amount of money, an investor said. The settlement was agreed... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande Council recognizes officer harassment injuries

The Arroyo Grande City Council agreed on July 9 to recognize that police officer Michelle Cota suffered psychological injuries while on the job. [NewTimes] As a result of the council vote, Cota will be able to retire and collect bi-weekly... (Continue reading)

De Vaul reaches settlement with SLO county

Owner of Sunny Acres ranch Dan De Vaul agreed to a legal settlement Tuesday that will allow him to construct a sober living facility for the homeless. [Tribune] The settlement resolves a lawsuit the rancher filed against San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)