Groups appeal federal ruling in favor of travel corridor

RIVERSIDE – Environmental groups fighting a 16-mile travel corridor intended to link San Jacinto and Perris filed an appeal last week with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking reconsideration of their lawsuit challenging the project based on air pollution, wildlife habitat and other concerns. “This massive waste of taxpayer money won’t solve traffic […]

Temecula vote charts council election future

Temecula vote charts council election future

Prodded by a lawsuit threat and pinched by a tight deadline, the Temecula City Council finalized a shift from at-large elections to geographic districts. Council members winced over the city’s legal predicament and the state-mandated procedures before they set the boundaries of Temecula’s future council districts. “We do want to be in compliance,” Mayor Maryann […]

When Should You Consider Suing a Nursing Home?

When Should You Consider Suing a Nursing Home?

There are circumstances where a nursing home should be sued for a resident or patient injury. Although no one really wants to sue a nursing home, convalescent home, rest home, assisted care facility or elder care facility because it is a place of good intentions and the provider of care primarily to the elderly. However, […]

EMWD successful in Clean Water Act lawsuit

PERRIS — Eastern Municipal Water District announced it successfully defended itself in a lawsuit brought forward by a self-proclaimed environmental group that falsely claimed EMWD violated the Clean Water Act. California River Watch, a nonprofit organization that funds its activities through lawsuits against public agencies and private organizations for alleged violations of the Clean Water […]

Have you ever thought of suing someone? What are the steps in a lawsuit?

How does a lawsuit work? Civil lawsuits generally arise from disputes between people, businesses or other entities including the government. Civil lawsuits normally proceed through distinctive steps: First, there are pleadings. Second, there is discovery. Third, is the trial and fourth is a possible appeal. However, both parties can end the lawsuit by voluntarily settling at […]