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Oxnard hotels snared in $163M lawsuit

By   /  Monday, December 6th, 2010  /  Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Oxnard hotels snared in $163M lawsuit

The Residence Inn by Marriott and the Courtyard by Marriott in Oxnard are both being foreclosed upon and face lawsuits asking for court appointment of a receiver to step in and take control of the properties

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New suit hits Brooks Institute

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on New suit hits Brooks Institute

A former Brooks Institute of Photography student and his family are suing the school’s parent company and lender Sallie Mae, alleging that after he defaulted his student loans ballooned from $120,445 to more than $227,000 based on hidden terms and fees. The former student, Todd Marek, is suing Sallie Mae and two debt collectors in Read More →

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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 →