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August 13, 1998 | JACK LEONARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alleging discrimination against blacks, three African American contractors have filed an $800-million civil rights lawsuit against the city of Lynwood and three Latino council members, according to the plaintiffs' lawyers. The suit, filed Monday, alleges that Mayor Armando Rea, Mayor Pro Tem Arturo Reyes and Councilman Ricardo Sanchez ended city contracts with black-run organizations and sought to fire, demote or transfer black employees in city management.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In most civil lawsuits, the losers do not end up getting a bundle of cash from the winner. But that is exactly what happened when a group of small cities along the route of the Alameda Corridor rail line sued the public agency in charge of building the $2.4-billion project. The cities of Compton, Lynwood, Vernon and South Gate lost a 1996 suit that sought a larger voice in governing the project.
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September 24, 1991 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to allegations of civil rights abuses by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, a federal judge issued an unusual order Monday requiring the Sheriff's Department to adhere to its rules governing use of force and to begin sending him every brutality complaint lodged against the department. U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1998 | JACK LEONARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial property tax increase will be eliminated under a settlement accepted Monday in Superior Court by Lynwood officials, who hope to end 18 months of litigation by a group of property owners and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. The settlement scratches the increase the City Council approved in 1996 that tripled a portion of the property tax rate, from 12.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 37.5 cents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has concluded that many Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at the Lynwood station routinely violate civil rights, are motivated by "racial hostility" and use "terrorist-type tactics" with the knowledge of their superiors. U. S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. issued the written finding this week in support of his Sept. 23 order that the Sheriff's Department abide by its own use-of-force policies. The order was temporarily blocked by the U. S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U. S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, without comment, temporarily blocked a federal judge's order requiring the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to adhere to its own rules governing use of force. The emergency stay was requested by lawyers for the county, who contended that U. S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. had overstepped his authority by imposing the order in a civil rights lawsuit against deputies in Lynwood. The stay was granted minutes before a 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997
A judge has ordered the city to pay nearly $250,000 in attorneys fees for its failed attempt to halt work on the Alameda Corridor transit project. The city sued the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority in November seeking a supplemental environmental study on the $2-billion transit project. Such a study would have delayed the project and increased its cost, Alameda Corridor officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his first public comments since a judge ordered the Sheriff's Department to follow its own policies regarding use of force, Sheriff Sherman Block on Wednesday said such a mandate would undermine his leadership and the effectiveness of his deputies. Block said the unusual order, which has been temporarily stayed by an appellate court, would create federal crimes out of internal policy violations that he believes the department is already equipped to address.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1998 | JACK LEONARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial property tax increase will be eliminated under a settlement accepted Monday in Superior Court by Lynwood officials, who hope to end 18 months of litigation by a group of property owners and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. The settlement scratches the increase the City Council approved in 1996 that tripled a portion of the property tax rate, from 12.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation to 37.5 cents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1997
A U.S. district judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the city of Lynwood that could have delayed construction on the $2-billion Alameda Corridor Project. Lynwood had challenged the federal environmental impact study prepared by the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority for the 20-mile express rail corridor under construction in southern Los Angeles County. "We are pleased to have the litigation behind us," said Jeffrey Kellogg, chairman of the authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1998 | JACK LEONARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alleging discrimination against blacks, three African American contractors have filed an $800-million civil rights lawsuit against the city of Lynwood and three Latino council members, according to the plaintiffs' lawyers. The suit, filed Monday, alleges that Mayor Armando Rea, Mayor Pro Tem Arturo Reyes and Councilman Ricardo Sanchez ended city contracts with black-run organizations and sought to fire, demote or transfer black employees in city management.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1997
A U.S. district judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the city of Lynwood that could have delayed construction on the $2-billion Alameda Corridor Project. Lynwood had challenged the federal environmental impact study prepared by the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority for the 20-mile express rail corridor under construction in southern Los Angeles County. "We are pleased to have the litigation behind us," said Jeffrey Kellogg, chairman of the authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1997
A judge has ordered the city to pay nearly $250,000 in attorneys fees for its failed attempt to halt work on the Alameda Corridor transit project. The city sued the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority in November seeking a supplemental environmental study on the $2-billion transit project. Such a study would have delayed the project and increased its cost, Alameda Corridor officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1991 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has concluded that many Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at the Lynwood station routinely violate civil rights, are motivated by "racial hostility" and use "terrorist-type tactics" with the knowledge of their superiors. U. S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. issued the written finding this week in support of his Sept. 23 order that the Sheriff's Department abide by its own use-of-force policies. The order was temporarily blocked by the U. S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his first public comments since a judge ordered the Sheriff's Department to follow its own policies regarding use of force, Sheriff Sherman Block on Wednesday said such a mandate would undermine his leadership and the effectiveness of his deputies. Block said the unusual order, which has been temporarily stayed by an appellate court, would create federal crimes out of internal policy violations that he believes the department is already equipped to address.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U. S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, without comment, temporarily blocked a federal judge's order requiring the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to adhere to its own rules governing use of force. The emergency stay was requested by lawyers for the county, who contended that U. S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. had overstepped his authority by imposing the order in a civil rights lawsuit against deputies in Lynwood. The stay was granted minutes before a 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In most civil lawsuits, the losers do not end up getting a bundle of cash from the winner. But that is exactly what happened when a group of small cities along the route of the Alameda Corridor rail line sued the public agency in charge of building the $2.4-billion project. The cities of Compton, Lynwood, Vernon and South Gate lost a 1996 suit that sought a larger voice in governing the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1989
Los Angeles County and the city of Lynwood have settled a lawsuit that had threatened to delay construction of the $161-million Lynwood Regional Justice Center and jeopardized $86 million in state funding for the project. The county Board of Supervisors, in a move to relieve crowding in county jails, agreed Tuesday to pay $6.5 million to Lynwood over the next six years in exchange for a guarantee from the city to drop a suit that challenged the legality of the project.
NEWS
September 24, 1991 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to allegations of civil rights abuses by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, a federal judge issued an unusual order Monday requiring the Sheriff's Department to adhere to its rules governing use of force and to begin sending him every brutality complaint lodged against the department. U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1989
Los Angeles County and the city of Lynwood have settled a lawsuit that had threatened to delay construction of the $161-million Lynwood Regional Justice Center and jeopardized $86 million in state funding for the project. The county Board of Supervisors, in a move to relieve crowding in county jails, agreed Tuesday to pay $6.5 million to Lynwood over the next six years in exchange for a guarantee from the city to drop a suit that challenged the legality of the project.
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