CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2012 |
The Trinity Broadcasting Network, which bills itself as the world's largest Christian network, is embroiled in a legal battle involving allegations of massive financial fraud and lavish spending, including the purchase of a $100,000 motor home for family dogs. Brittany Koper, a former high-ranking TBN official and the granddaughter of its co-founder, Paul Crouch Sr., was fired by the network in September after discovering "illegal financial schemes" amounting to tens of millions of dollars, according to a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2014 |
Some Venice activists have ended their years-long legal battle to restrict overnight parking in the coastal community, which has struggled over how to deal with the divisive issue of people living in campers and cars. After Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin's office declined to offer any support for the effort, an attorney representing the Venice Stakeholders Assn. said the group dropped a suit seeking “overnight parking districts” in areas near the beach. The case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2009, when the California Coastal Commission first denied the city's application for restricted parking on the grounds that it would impede public access to Venice Beach between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. The Venice Stakeholders Assn.
May 17, 2012 |
The NFL punched, and now one of the New Orleans Saints has counterpunched. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for defamation, claiming the executive lied about him when making statements about the Saints' alleged bounty program. The suit was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Vilma, a team captain, is accused of being one of the leaders of the program, and twice offering teammates $10,000 to knock quarterbacks out of playoff games - first Arizona's Kurt Warner, then Minnesota's Brett Favre.
June 15, 2011 |
Antiwar Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) filed suit in federal court Wednesday seeking to halt the U.S. military action in Libya, saying it is unconstitutional. Kucinich and Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, another longtime war critic, led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the latest challenge to the White House's authority to conduct the campaign without seeking congressional approval under the War Powers Act. Photos: U.S., allies strike targets in Libya "With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated," Kucinich said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2013 |
A lawsuit alleging that City Attorney-elect Mike Feuer manipulated ethics laws to financially benefit his campaign has been thrown out of court. The action had been filed by a supporter of Feuer's rival, Carmen Trutanich. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Richard Rico found meritless the claims by plaintiff Laura Lake that Feuer intentionally delayed paying campaign consultant John Shallman in order to qualify for taxpayer-provided matching funds. The suit, filed in the midst of the campaign , named both Feuer and Shallman as defendants.
November 25, 2013 |
VANCOUVER, Canada - Ten former NHL players are contending in a class action lawsuit that the league concealed information regarding the consequences of repeated blows to the head and hasn't adequately protected players from head trauma. The players, represented by two law firms - one of them being Namanny, Byrne and Owens of Laguna Hills - seek damages to be determined at trial. Here's a link to the suit. The 10 were identified as Gary Leeman, Brad Aitken, Darren Banks, Curt Bennett, Richard Dunn, former Kings center Warren Holmes, Bob Manno, Blair Stewart, Morris Titanic and Rick Vaive.