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By Mona Shadia | March 21, 2012
A Huntington Beach couple has sued the city, the Police Department and two police officers, claiming the officers entered their home without a warrant, then falsely arrested and inappropriately touched one of them. Lt. Mitch O'Brien said the allegations in the lawsuit alleging civil rights violations are false. Lawyer Mark Eisenberg, representing Nadsya James Mohoff and Eric Anderson, said that on the evening of Sept. 25, after the couple had returned home from dining out with friends, the two officers knocked on their door and asked to see the owner of the Dodge Charger parked outside.
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By Mona Shadia | February 22, 2012
A woman has sued the Huntington Beach Police Department, its chief, one of its officers and the city after claiming she was falsely imprisoned and beaten by an officer while on a night out in downtown. Marcia Moses filed the lawsuit in January claiming Officer Trevor Jackson used excessive force, battered, assaulted and falsely arrested her on March 26. The lawsuit, which came after the city denied another claim Moses filed in August, claims Chief Ken Small is responsible because he didn't property train his officers or reprimand them after the incident.
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By Mona Shadia | February 15, 2012
Huntington Beach has now named 30 mobile home park residents in a lawsuit against the park's owners, a move that will force the residents to hire their own lawyers and respond directly. Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath said Pacific Mobile Home Park's residents haven't been served with the lawsuit yet and before that happens, she will be meeting with them to explain why they've been named in the lawsuit. A meeting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday. As far as the city is concerned, the move to name the individual residents is no more than a technical step to continue to argue for the city's rights in court.
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By Andrew Shortall | November 7, 2012
A longtime activist for the rights of disabled people has sued Fred's Mexican Café and the Pierside Pavilion complex in Huntington Beach for alleged failures to comply with state and federal disability laws and with the state's civil rights law and health and safety code. Costa Mesa resident Christie Rudder filed the lawsuit July 2 accusing Fred's and Pierside Pavilion of failing "in their obligation to provide disabled persons … with full and equal access to their goods and services.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | August 11, 2010
A Huntington Beach grassroots organization that wants to limit growth downtown and the number of liquor licenses is moving forward with litigation against a project that will increase development, with a trial date this winter. The Huntington Beach Neighbors filed a lawsuit against the city in December claiming officials violated the California Environmental Quality Act by not adequately analyzing the impacts the Downtown Specific Plan will have on downtown residents. The lawsuit is scheduled to go to court Jan. 13. The Neighbors contend officials didn't complete a proper environmental impact report (EIR)
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By Mona Shadia | October 5, 2011
A court hearing has been scheduled for two lawsuits against the city of Huntington Beach following a fatal crash at a crosswalk. On Sept. 7, 2010, Robert Anthony Casares rear-ended Caryl Johnson, who had stopped at Croupier Drive while heading north on Springdale Street to allow a woman and three children to cross. Casares was distracted by a laptop falling off his passenger seat, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. The impact sent Johnson's car into the crosswalk and killed 4-month-old Ruby Gould.
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May 30, 2012
Nine cities, including Huntington Beach, filed a lawsuit this week to force the state to make good on millions of dollars for local officials to pay down debt and other obligations left over by the dissolution of local redevelopment agencies. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, comes as so-called "successor agencies" — made up of various stakeholders in the wind down of redevelopment operations — wade through the arduous process of untangling assets and paying down existing debts.
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By Mona Shadia | June 15, 2012
A lawsuit has been filed against the Pegasus School in Huntington Beach by an HIV-positive teacher who claims he was harassed and then forced to quit under threat. Science teacher and Irvine resident Matthew Edmondson is accusing the head of the school and its middle school director of discriminating against him, creating a hostile work environment and verbally abusing him, among other work-related violations. He is demanding a jury trial. Edmondson's allegations were denied by Head of School John Zurn, who said Pegasus will defend itself.
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By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | February 16, 2011
Huntington Beach is fighting back against accusations that officials covered for a former officer accused of rape, assault and sodomy. In a recent response to a lawsuit filed against the city by the ex-wife of former Officer James Roberts, who is charged with 20 felonies, the city attorney's office said the accusations are not based on facts. The ex-wife, whose name is being withheld to protect her identity, said that while Roberts was still employed by the Police Department, his colleagues and superiors protected him every time she called to report violence against her and her young son, according to the lawsuit.
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By Mona Shadia | January 25, 2012
T-Mobile has dismissed a lawsuit it filed against Huntington Beach after the city revoked a permit to build a cell tower in a park. T-Mobile made the move despite getting turned down for a second application to build in a compromised location, this time near protected wildlife habitat. The company dismissed the lawsuit over the Bolsa View Park location pending a decision by the court of appeals on whether a vote of the people is required for the project, said City Attorney Jennifer McGrath.
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August 21, 2013
I reside in Landmark, which is a Huntington Beach condominium community for seniors. The Woodshop Club in our community has made wooden boxes in which to raise bees and places those boxes on top of sheds located in our RV parking lot. The sheds are for storage of gardening and other equipment. Workers go in and out frequently and some have been stung. The Woodshop Club subsequently harvests the honey and bottles it for sale. That all takes place in the parking lot. A number of residents have been stung.
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By Andrew Shortall | November 7, 2012
A longtime activist for the rights of disabled people has sued Fred's Mexican Café and the Pierside Pavilion complex in Huntington Beach for alleged failures to comply with state and federal disability laws and with the state's civil rights law and health and safety code. Costa Mesa resident Christie Rudder filed the lawsuit July 2 accusing Fred's and Pierside Pavilion of failing "in their obligation to provide disabled persons … with full and equal access to their goods and services.
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By Mona Shadia | October 9, 2012
A registered sex offender has filed suit against four Orange County cities, challenging the constitutionality of a law that bans sex offenders from using public parks, beaches and even some roadways. The lawsuit is aimed at Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Lake Forest, which have all modeled local ordinances on the county's law that bans sex offenders from entering county parks, beaches and other public facilities. The suit also names Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and the four cities' police chiefs.
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By Mona Shadia | August 15, 2012
Displeased with the California Coastal Commission's decision to hold off on voting through its housing project near the Bolsa Chica wetlands, Shea Homes has filed a statement with Orange County Superior Court that claims the commission is not honoring court orders. "Recent events ... suggest the commission's staff may no longer be prepared to honor this court's order or the commission's statutory or regulatory obligations," Shea's court statement said. The commission in October rejected Shea's 50-acre, 111-home project at 17301 Graham St., north of the Wintersburg Channel, leading the developer to file a $55-million lawsuit against the state.
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June 20, 2012
A Tustin couple has sued Huntington Beach over a bicycle accident in which the wife was injured after her wheel became lodged in a crevice in the pavement. Darlene and Gerald Goens, who filed the lawsuit June 1, claim that she suffered injuries that prevented her from going to work after she was thrown from her bicycle in July 2011 near the Beach Hut at 21529 Pacific Coast Hwy. The lawsuit argues that the sidewalk was improperly maintained and names the state and county as additional defendants.
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By Mona Shadia | June 15, 2012
A lawsuit has been filed against the Pegasus School in Huntington Beach by an HIV-positive teacher who claims he was harassed and then forced to quit under threat. Science teacher and Irvine resident Matthew Edmondson is accusing the head of the school and its middle school director of discriminating against him, creating a hostile work environment and verbally abusing him, among other work-related violations. He is demanding a jury trial. Edmondson's allegations were denied by Head of School John Zurn, who said Pegasus will defend itself.
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May 30, 2012
Nine cities, including Huntington Beach, filed a lawsuit this week to force the state to make good on millions of dollars for local officials to pay down debt and other obligations left over by the dissolution of local redevelopment agencies. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, comes as so-called "successor agencies" — made up of various stakeholders in the wind down of redevelopment operations — wade through the arduous process of untangling assets and paying down existing debts.
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By Mona Shadia | May 16, 2012
The state Department of Finance is refusing to pay back millions of dollars Huntington Beach once loaned to its now-disbanded redevelopment agency, a decision that may lead to litigation and leave a large hole in the city's general budget. Following a decision in December by the state Supreme Court that declared the state's redevelopment agencies (RDAs) unconstitutional, cities began submitting listings of legally binding agreements or contracts the disbanded agencies had to their county auditors and the state finance department for a review — and payback, said City Manager Fred Wilson.
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By Mona Shadia | March 21, 2012
A Huntington Beach couple has sued the city, the Police Department and two police officers, claiming the officers entered their home without a warrant, then falsely arrested and inappropriately touched one of them. Lt. Mitch O'Brien said the allegations in the lawsuit alleging civil rights violations are false. Lawyer Mark Eisenberg, representing Nadsya James Mohoff and Eric Anderson, said that on the evening of Sept. 25, after the couple had returned home from dining out with friends, the two officers knocked on their door and asked to see the owner of the Dodge Charger parked outside.
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By Mona Shadia | February 22, 2012
A woman has sued the Huntington Beach Police Department, its chief, one of its officers and the city after claiming she was falsely imprisoned and beaten by an officer while on a night out in downtown. Marcia Moses filed the lawsuit in January claiming Officer Trevor Jackson used excessive force, battered, assaulted and falsely arrested her on March 26. The lawsuit, which came after the city denied another claim Moses filed in August, claims Chief Ken Small is responsible because he didn't property train his officers or reprimand them after the incident.
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