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Moving toward privatizing our courts in California

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Law, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Moving toward privatizing our courts in California

By Lisa Spiwak California courts have been devastated by deep budget cuts.  In California, over 50 courthouses have been shut down and over 250 courtrooms are now closed. Fewer courtrooms and fewer judges mean that it takes longer to get into court and that could be highly relevant to any business seeking legal redress from Read More →

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Glendale court victory could mean big money for other cities

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Glendale court victory could mean big money for other cities

Policy makers should keep operating efficiencies and overall costs in mind as they reinvent the RDA game.

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Law: Ventura County case spotlights dispute over NBVC complex

By   /  Friday, March 13th, 2015  /  Columns, Latest news, Law, Real Estate, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Law: Ventura County case spotlights dispute over NBVC complex

A company that helped build a 300-unit housing project for Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme claims it’s owed more than $7 million by its long-time development partner. Watt Properties, in addition to plaintiffs F.W. Parker and David Parker, filed a complaint March 3 in Ventura County Superior Court against Jesco Limited Partnership. The Read More →

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Isla Vista lawsuit claims red flags were ignored

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Isla Vista lawsuit claims red flags were ignored

The causes of action include violations of due process and negligence and the case will likely revolve around whether Rodger’s behavior in the months before his rampage warranted a warning to prospective roommates.

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Ex-managers at Santa Barbara mattress firm sue over pay

By   /  Friday, March 6th, 2015  /  Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ex-managers at Santa Barbara mattress firm sue over pay

In a suit filed Feb. 18, former Ergomotion executives claim they were promised departing wages prior to the company’s sale in late September.

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Santa Barbara election settlement irks chamber leadership

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Latest news, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara election settlement irks chamber leadership

Some believe the city council’s abrupt decision has pre-empted what might have been a better solution.

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State files suit against Santa Paula environmental cleanup firm

By   /  Friday, February 13th, 2015  /  Latest news, Law, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on State files suit against Santa Paula environmental cleanup firm

The California Water Resources Control Board has taken an environmental contracting firm in Santa Paula to court, claiming the company overcharged the public in collecting some $17 million in payments for petroleum cleanups during the past eight years.

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