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Simi Valley hospital settles Medicare fraud claim

By   /  Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Simi Valley hospital settles Medicare fraud claim

Simi Valley Hospital has paid the U.S. government $5.15 million to settle an allegation that the hospital filed false Medicare claims, the Department of Justice announced Nov. 3. With the settlement finalized, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit, which was filed in October 2001 by a former hospital employee turned whistleblower. The suit alleged that Read More →

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SLO family fights state on ‘land grab’

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SLO family fights state on ‘land grab’

Can the state demand access to a mile of pristine beach land in exchange for permission to fix up an old farmhouse? A San Luis Obispo County family, backed by one of the state’s top property-rights law firms, is suing the California Coastal Commission to find out. A family trust led by sisters Denise McLaughlan, Read More →

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Major shareholders file suit against Occam

By   /  Thursday, October 7th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Major shareholders file suit against Occam

A group of shareholders who between them own about 19 percent of Occam Networks filed suit Oct. 6 against Occam’s board of directors to stop the proposed acquisition of the company by Calix. In a news release announcing the suit, the investors — who include legendary hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt — claim the $171 Read More →

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Weighing the options for Harbor Freight

By   /  Monday, August 9th, 2010  /  Banking & Finance, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Weighing the options for Harbor Freight

By Stephen Nellis Staff Writer Something big was in the works at Harbor Freight Tools, the nationwide discount tool retailer, when a father-son struggle for control of the company broke out in Los Angeles Superior Court on July 14. The closely held private company was in the midst of moving its Camarillo headquarters to Calabasas. Read More →

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