Tag Archive for Lawsuit Abuse

OC Supervisors to Appeal Pension Decision to CA Supreme Court

OC Supervisor John Moorlach - Photo: Chris Prevatt

SANTA ANA — Even though in January the Orange County Board of Supervisors experienced Another Nail in the Coffin for Moorlach’s Pension Lawsuit Folly, they have decided to continue their failed lawsuit to overturn negotiated retroactive pension benefits of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs. After spending more than $2 ¼ million on their fools errand, they’re planning to…

Two Orange County School Districts Spent $15 Million on Lawsuits

On Wednesday, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse released a report entitled “Lessons in Lawsuits,” which details the litigation costs of 12 California school districts. Included is information about Santa Ana Unified (SAUSD) and Capistrano Unified (CUSD). According to the report, those two districts alone spent more than $15 million on lawsuits (the cost of outside counsel…

Lawsuit Abuse Report Misses Easy Target

Today the OCRegister Watchdog reports on the release of a study from Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse regarding the impact of frivolous litigation on the taxpayers. The group complains that people see cities and counties as deep pockets the can be sued and that costs taxpayers millions of dollars every year that cold be used to…

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Shea/Choi on Great Park CEO Search

An interesting opinion by an appeals court judge, which basically says that two parties who settle a dispute one of those parties is entitled to reimbursement of legal fees.  Huh?  I think the decision should be appealed because it frankly discourages settlements and encourages more costly litigation through the courts. From Sean Emery’s story in…

Court throws out lawsuit to gut deputy benefits

LOS ANGELES – Rejecting legal arguments by the County of Orange that Deputy Sheriff pension benefits in Orange County are unconstitutional, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Helen Bendix today threw out of court a lawsuit by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to overturn 3% at 50 pension benefits for Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (County…