Reuters Wins UC Lawsuit

As of last Monday, the University of California Regents will be forced to disclose information regarding a number of the University’s investments into private venture capital funds, following a successful lawsuit filed by the media corporation Thomson Reuters. The UC has invested some of its $10.65 billion endowment into various venture capital funds — including […]

UC, State of California, SB County Face Lawsuit Over Arrest Record Law

The University of California Police Department along with the state of California, the University of California, Santa Barbara County and Sheriff Bill Brown and California Highway Patrol of Santa Barbara are all facing class-action lawsuits for their alleged non compliance in enforcing the laws set forth in California Penal Code Section 851.6. The law in […]

Farr Wins Lawsuit Against Former Opponent Pappas For Legal Fees

The Second District Court of Appeal recently ruled that independent candidate Steve Pappas must pay Santa Barbara County’s current 3rd District Supervisor, Doreen Farr, $528,657.50 in attorney fees after challenging the results of their 2008 runoff for the title. Pappas, a small-business owner from Santa Ynez, lost the election by about 800 votes and subsequently […]

City Lawsuit Prompts Sewer Renovation Plan

The city of Santa Barbara settled a lawsuit with SB Channelkeeper last week, agreeing to spend $26 million to help renovate the region’s sewer systems over the next five years. Channelkeeper, a local nonprofit watchdog organization for water quality, filed a lawsuit last year claiming the city breached the 1972 Clean Water Act’s requirements for […]

Lawsuit To Proceed After Regents Violate Protocol

A federal district court denied the University of California’s request to dismiss the Alexander Stern v. Regents of the University of California case this Tuesday after the Regents failed to comply with proper legal procedure. The Regents neglected Local Rule 7-3, which requires that they meet with Stern at least five days prior to filing […]

Student Sues UC Over Employment Policy

Fourth-year global studies major Alexander Stern has filed a case against the UC regarding the employment policy of the Disabled Students’ Program, which allegedly bans disabled people from applying for several positions within the program. The University of California responded to Stern’s litigation by asking the judge to strike down Title II of the Americans […]