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Carpinteria investment swindler sentenced to 16 years in prison

By   /  Friday, June 21st, 2024  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Carpinteria investment swindler sentenced to 16 years in prison

A Carpinteria man was sentenced June 18 to 16 years and eight months in state prison for an investment scheme that targeted elderly victims across the state, including members of his own church.  Brett Lovett, 53, who previously had been convicted in a jury trial of 29 felony counts, was sentenced by Santa Barbara County Read More →

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Lompoc cannabis facility to pay $1.3 million settlement

By   /  Thursday, June 13th, 2024  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Santa Barbara County, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Lompoc cannabis facility to pay $1.3 million settlement

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Santa Barbara, Ventura counties file lawsuit against Kroger

By   /  Friday, May 31st, 2024  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, Retailing, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara, Ventura counties file lawsuit against Kroger

The Ventura County and Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s offices announced May 31 that they have filed a civil case against The Kroger Co. in Santa Barbara County Superior Court alleging violations of California’s false advertising and unfair competition laws. Kroger operates numerous grocery stores in California under names such as Ralph’s, Food 4 Less Read More →

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Court rejects CLU motion to dismiss Gallegly lawsuit

By   /  Tuesday, May 28th, 2024  /  Higher Education, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Court rejects CLU motion to dismiss Gallegly lawsuit

A Ventura County Superior Court judge on May 24 denied a motion by California Lutheran University to throw out a breach of contract lawsuit filed against it by former Congressman Elton Gallegly. “Defendants’ motion for summary judgment is denied,” Judge Henry Walsh wrote in a seven-page ruling. The case can now proceed to trial, scheduled Read More →

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805 Law: Top 200 law firm opens in Santa Barbara, Glass House dismisses suit

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$70M Refugio oil spill deal gets tentative OK

By   /  Thursday, May 16th, 2024  /  Latest news, Law & Goverment, left, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on $70M Refugio oil spill deal gets tentative OK

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Judge grants preliminary approval of $70M oil spill settlement

By   /  Friday, May 10th, 2024  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Law & Goverment  /  Comments Off on Judge grants preliminary approval of $70M oil spill settlement

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of a $70 million class action settlement to property owners impacted by a 2015 oil spill along the Santa Barbara coastline. U.S. District Court Judge Philip Gutierrez issued his ruling May 1, it was announced May 9. On May 19, 2015, a pipeline ruptured, spilling oil onto private Read More →