May 25, 1999 |
Los Angeles and San Francisco will file lawsuits against the handgun industry today, joining other cities' attempts to use the courtroom as a tool for gun control. As with suits filed by Miami, Chicago, New Orleans and other cities, the California actions are intended to financially pressure gun makers to better control sales and add safety features to firearms, said Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn, who will file the Los Angeles lawsuit.
December 28, 1995 |
San Francisco Police Chief Anthony Ribera was cleared Wednesday of federal charges that he sexually harassed a former policewoman who was once his friend and chief spokeswoman. But the city of San Francisco was found to have discriminated against Joanne Welsh by informally replacing her as department spokeswoman and failing to pay her for two weeks of work. The jury awarded Welsh $56,835. Outside court, Ribera thanked the jury and said he wanted to "wish them the best for the new year."
April 3, 1988
Two minority firefighters who found a swastika in their office, one of several incidents that caused a shake-up within the troubled San Francisco Fire Department, have filed $1-million claims against the city. The claims submitted by Inspectors Walter Batiste and David Sun charge that the firefighters suffered emotional distress and humiliation as a result of the January incident. If the claims are denied, the firefighters can file suit.
May 14, 1997 |
U.S. airlines filed a federal suit Tuesday to block a San Francisco ordinance requiring them to offer health benefits to domestic partners of their employees. The lawsuit filed by the Air Transport Assn., which represents the nation's major airlines, says the city has no right to regulate air carriers.
September 5, 1992 |
The city of San Francisco sued the Giants to prevent the team from moving to St. Petersburg, Fla. In a 13-page action filed in San Francisco Superior Court, the city sought preliminary and permanent injunctions to keep the Giants from leaving. The team has 30 days to respond. Ernie Harwell, fired in 1991 after 32 years as the radio voice of the Detroit Tigers, is expected to be back next season as a member of the team's broadcasting crew.
May 18, 1990 |
The city of San Francisco has notified the Modesto Irrigation District that it intends to file suit challenging a proposed water treatment plant. "It is truly with a heavy heart that the city has determined that it must proceed with litigation regarding your environmental impact report for the domestic water treatment plant," Mayor Art Agnos wrote the district.