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Government sued over offshore fracking in Santa Barbara Channel

By   /  Thursday, November 17th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Government sued over offshore fracking in Santa Barbara Channel

Updated on Nov. 18 at 12 p.m.: The Center for Biological Diversity sued the federal government for permitting offshore fracking in the Santa Barbara Channel and along the California Coast, alleging that it did not perform a proper environmental assessment. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, seeks a court Read More →

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Wage, break issues spur class action lawsuits

By   /  Friday, October 28th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Wage, break issues spur class action lawsuits

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Companies sue Brooks Institute owner over pay

By   /  Friday, October 28th, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Companies sue Brooks Institute owner over pay

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Proposition 61 will not cure sky high drug prices

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2016  /  Editorials, Health Care, Latest news, Law, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Proposition 61 will not cure sky high drug prices

Proposition 61 goes before California voters in just a few weeks. And as the Business Times reported on Oct. 14, Amgen, the Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant, along with other major drug companies, is spending millions to oppose Proposition 61 and its plan to control drug prices. Proponents promote the David vs. Goliath aspect of their Read More →

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Former Cottage Hospital supervisor charged with embezzling

By   /  Friday, October 14th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Former Cottage Hospital supervisor charged with embezzling

Cottage Hospital wants to merge with Sansum Clinic. Regulators are studying the proposal. (Nik Blaskovich)

A former Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital employee was charged with embezzling more than $200,000 from the hospital’s unincorporated Medical Staff Association, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney announced on Oct. 14. Cottage’s former Medical Staff Services Supervisor Pamela Cochran-Escalante is charged with one count of grand theft with the special allegation that she took more Read More →

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iCRco files for bankruptcy following lawsuit

By   /  Friday, October 14th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on iCRco files for bankruptcy following lawsuit

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Amgen spends big to defeat Proposition 61

By   /  Friday, October 14th, 2016  /  Health Care, Law, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Amgen spends big to defeat Proposition 61

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