Tag Archive for lawsuit

An Update on our Lawsuit against Art Pedroza

A lot of people have been asking where things are with TheLiberalOC’s lawsuit against Orange Juice Blog publisher Art Pedroza.  It’s a question I get every time I attend a Drinking Liberally event and people I have never met in Santa Ana eagerly come to shake my hand and express gratitude to me about filing…

Fraud Suit Filed Against BoS Candidate Shawn Nelson

The Orange County Register reported that Fullerton council member and Republican BoS candidate Shawn Nelson might need to hired his own lawyer to defend himself in a fraud lawsuit related to a stock sale for a failing martini bar in Fullerton.  The lawsuit, filed by a former Nelson business partner, seeks $285,000 in damages for…

More OC Supes hypocrisy: Do as we say, not as we do

Jennifer Muir over at Total Buzz reports that the OC Board of Supervisors has decided to join in a lawsuit against the State of California to reclaim the redevelopment funds the State took from local governments to fund education. County to sue state to reclaim redevelopment cash Orange County plans to join a group of…

Cities Threaten to Sue over Budget Deal

Yesterday the California League of Cities hosted a press conference to announce their intention to sue the State of California over the raid on gas tax and redevelopment funds to “balance” the state budget. Martin Wisckol of the Orange County Register filed this report: Cities say they’ll sue if plan to raid local coffers moves…

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…

Smith/Rodgers Pay Up in Irvine

While my politics are certainly liberal, I was always a big fan of radio commentator Paul Harvey’s “Rest of the Story” commentaries. After our post last week, I’m happy to report the rest of the story.  Former Irvine city council member Greg Smith and former council candidate Pat Rodgers have cut checks to reimburse the…