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Westlake Village card processing company agrees to $2 million-plus settlement with DA’s office

By   /  Friday, July 9th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law  /  No Comments

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office announced July 9 that it has settled a civil law enforcement action against Westlake Village-based Leaders Merchant Services. The complaint alleged that Leaders violated California laws against unfair competition and misleading advertising when Leaders’ sales personnel didn’t fully disclose the company’s fees while signing customers up for payment card Read More →

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Isla Vista landlord, management company settle civil case

By   /  Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Isla Vista landlord, management company settle civil case

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office reached a civil settlement Dec. 23 to resolve consumer protection complaints against two companies operating apartment complexes in Isla Vista. The civil complaints, filed in Santa Barbara Superior Court, contended that property owner CP910BMIV and property management company Isla Vista Luxury Living committed unlawful business practices by not Read More →

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Montecito man gets 3 years for stock fraud scheme

By   /  Monday, August 31st, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Montecito man gets 3 years for stock fraud scheme

Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos of Montecito was sentenced Aug. 31 to three years in federal prison for defrauding 130 investors out of more than $3.4 million, federal prosecutors announced. Argyropoulos was the president and sole shareholder of the financial services firm Prima Ventures from 2010 to 2015. During that time, he told investors he had the Read More →

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Ventura, Santa Barbara counties go to court to shut down gyms

By   /  Thursday, August 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Small Business, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura, Santa Barbara counties go to court to shut down gyms

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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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Courts say electronic records are on the docket

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Law, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Courts say electronic records are on the docket

Coming soon to a courthouse near you: Electronic document filing, judges swiping through case files on touch pads and digital public access to court records.

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Dole to appeal $59M fine

By   /  Thursday, March 14th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Dole to appeal $59M fine

Westlake Village-based Dole Food Co. said it will appeal to Europe’s highest court after a lower-court decision that upholds a $59.8 million fine levied by the European Union over allegations that the fresh fruit company colluded with German banana importers to fix prices. The decision, issued by the E.U.’s General Court, upheld the fine of  Read More →

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