Posted May. 20, 2015, 9:26 am
A civil rights lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of a mentally ill transient alleges he was beaten last summer on the Venice Beach boardwalk by Los Angeles Police Department officers who used excessive force against him.
Posted May. 20, 2015, 9:23 am
A Woodland Hills woman and her sister are suing Health Net of California Inc., claiming the insurer cut off payments for their 75-year-old mother's colon cancer chemotherapy treatments and caused her to die earlier than she otherwise would have.
Posted May. 18, 2015, 11:56 am
A chef who worked at a now-defunct Santa Monica sushi restaurant was sentenced today to probation and fined $5,000 for serving meat from federally protected sei whales.
Posted May. 15, 2015, 9:02 am
Attorneys for Justin Bieber and a photographer who alleges the singer kicked and punched him in 2012 at a Calabasas shopping center have agreed to delay Tuesday's scheduled start of trial of the paparazzo's civil suit in order to try to settle the case.
Posted May. 14, 2015, 10:03 am
The husband and three children of a Santa Monica woman killed in a head-on collision on Sunset Boulevard in Westwood last year are suing the other driver as well as the city of Los Angeles, alleging officials were aware of previous accidents on the dangerous curve where the crash occurred.
Posted May. 7, 2015, 9:29 am
Lindsay Lohan has completed only about nine of the 125 community service hours she is required to perform as part of her probation stemming from a 2012 traffic crash in Santa Monica, and the actress will face "consequences" if she fails to complete the hours by May 28, a judge said today.
Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:24 am
A former English teacher at the prestigious Marlborough School in Hancock Park -- who was already accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student -- was charged with 10 additional counts for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a second student, prosecutors said Monday.
Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:17 am
An Italian man whose newlywed wife was struck and killed by a car driven onto the Venice boardwalk testified Monday that the motorist gave no warning as he weaved down the crowded tourist destination.
Posted May. 4, 2015, 12:38 pm
A chef who worked at a now-closed Santa Monica sushi restaurant was sentenced today to probation and fined $5,000 for serving meat from federally protected sei whales.
Posted May. 3, 2015, 7:58 am
A man who was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with more than 1,000 dried insects in his luggage -- including 150 endangered butterflies -- was expected to plead not guilty Monday to federal charges.
Posted May. 2, 2015, 9:38 am
The stepchildren of a Calabasas woman who died in a multi-car collision involving Bruce Jenner in Malibu filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Friday against the former Olympic champion who says he has long suffered from gender confusion and now identifies as a woman.
Posted May. 1, 2015, 9:32 am
The two remaining residents at Palihouse, formerly Embassy Apartments, Santa Monica, have filed a lawsuit against the City of Santa Monica and the Rent Control Board of the City of Santa Monica in the lead up to the residents’ impending eviction this month.
Posted May. 1, 2015, 9:12 am
The long-running legal battle between Santa Monica’s Nativity Scenes and the City appears to have come to an end, with a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in favor of the City of Santa Monica on Thursday. The ruling comes after the judges heard oral arguments from both sides Feb. 6 in Pasadena.
Posted Apr. 25, 2015, 9:24 am
Ryan Taylor Bright, the man convicted of fatally stabbing his longtime friend at a Santa Monica apartment, was sentenced Friday to 16 years to life in state prison.
Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 3:41 pm
Two Southland doctors, including one from Santa Monica, who were already awaiting trial for alleged prescription-drug fraud were behind bars today, with prosecutors accusing the pair of violating the terms of their bail by continuing to write prescriptions.
Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 8:18 am
Author Peter Gallagher is suing Joss Whedon and Lionsgate in Los Angeles, alleging the director stole the concept behind the film "The Cabin in the Woods" from his novel, according to court papers obtained today.
Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 11:25 am
It was no surprise when Proposition 83, the so-called Jessica’s Law, passed in 2006 with better than a 2-1 majority. The issue, as stated in the ballot summary, was where convicted sex offenders should be allowed to live, no matter how long ago their offenses. The plain wish of the vast majority of voters is that these people become pariahs for life, unable to live anywhere near any potential victims.
Posted Apr. 6, 2015, 2:13 pm
The parent company and owner of a Santa Monica restaurant were sentenced today to fines and probation for serving meat from the endangered Sei whale to undercover investigators in 2009 and 2010.
Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:18 am
A Las Vegas man who crashed a pickup truck into singer Jennifer Lopez's Rolls-Royce in Malibu last September pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor DUI charge.
Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 3:51 pm
Attorneys for the suspect charged in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport plan to argue the government should be prohibited from seeking a death sentence on the grounds that it is "unconstitutional," according to court documents obtained today.
Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 1:49 pm
A citizen's lawsuit filed today accuses Malibu school officials of violating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act by failing to decontaminate the city's combined elementary, middle and high school campuses of allegedly illegal levels of cancer-causing chemicals embedded in caulk and other building materials.
Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 9:02 am
After nearly six years, R&B singer Chris Brown was released Friday from probation stemming from his February 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in Hancock Park.
Posted Mar. 17, 2015, 9:54 am
Another patient is suing a medical device maker, blaming the company for the superbug that recently broke out at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, infecting at least seven patients, killing two.
Posted Mar. 15, 2015, 9:44 am
Manhattan real estate heir Robert Durst, the subject of an HBO documentary, awaits extradition to California today after being arrested at a New Orleans hotel on a Los Angeles warrant for suspected murder, authorities said.
Lyft $1K Bonus Promotion For New Drivers Backfires: Santa Monica Law Firm Files Class Action Lawsuit
Posted Mar. 14, 2015, 9:25 am
A Santa Monica law firm has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Lyft, a peer-to-peer ridesharing company, of promising $1,000 bonuses for new drivers that turned out was too good to be true. The lawsuit claims Lyft has paid very few of the new drivers the $1,000 bonus.