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Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

Oxnard’s city attorney is trying to claw back $101,400 from seven city officials who benefited from an allegedly illegal retirement perk set up by Ed Sotelo, the former city manager at the heart of a corruption probe that began in 2010.

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Move sues after Realtor.com chief leaves for rival Zillow

By   /  Tuesday, March 18th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Law, Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Move sues after Realtor.com chief leaves for rival Zillow

Move Inc., operator of Realtor.com, has sued a former employee and much-larger competitor Zillow, alleging theft of trade secrets.

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Thousand Oaks law seminars focus on big questions in biotech

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Law, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Thousand Oaks law seminars focus on big questions in biotech

Organizers promise a steady progression from relatively anodyne topics like 3-D printers and intellectual property to touchier subjects, such as genetically engineered salmon, how animals are treated in biotech research and what ethical and legal obligations biotech researchers have when they appropriate and commercialize molecules traditionally used by indigenous cultures.

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Crossroads Center developer sues Best Buy over growth plans

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Law, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Crossroads Center developer sues Best Buy over growth plans

In a suit filed last month in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, developer Santa Maria Associates 101 is suing Best Buy Stores and asking a court to affirm its rights to develop new pads in the center, which is located at Highway 101 and East Betteravia Road.

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Precedent-setting attorneys launch surrogacy agency in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Columns, Law  /  Comments Off on Precedent-setting attorneys launch surrogacy agency in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara attorneys Robert Walmsley and Marlea Jarrette have opened an agency called Surrogacy International to build on their decades of experience practicing — and sometimes helping establish — the law that applies when a woman agrees to carry a child for another couple.

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Inogen IPO is subject to looser SEC rules

By   /  Friday, January 31st, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Law, Personal Finance, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Inogen IPO is subject to looser SEC rules

If Goleta-based Inogen goes public this year, it will be the first firm in the region to do so under new securities rules that make it easier for small companies to become listed on the major exchanges but also allow them to reveal less information to investors than their larger counterparts.

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Fungus ruckus: Ventura mushroom farm in escrow to international buyer

By   /  Friday, January 24th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Law, Real Estate, Top Stories, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Fungus ruckus: Ventura mushroom farm in escrow to international buyer

What was once the country’s third-largest mushroom producer is facing a complaint filed by the city seeking nearly $200,000, and a civil suit by Shell Energy North America for an unpaid line of credit.

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