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Television host Carson Daly is being sued by an oil company that alleges either he or members of a trust built a fence that encroaches on the firm's property in Santa Monica.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Courts

Santa Monica Petroleum Sues TV Host Carson Daly Over His Property's Fence

Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:16 am

Television host Carson Daly is being sued by an oil company that alleges either he or members of a trust built a fence that encroaches on the firm's property in Santa Monica.

News, Malibu, Courts

$1.2 Million To Be Paid To Settle Lawsuit In Malibu Detention Brawl

Posted Mar. 3, 2015, 3:32 pm

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors today approved a $1.2 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging Los Angeles County personnel at a youth detention camp in Malibu ignored signs of racial unrest before an outbreak of fighting that left a detainee with brain injuries.

Latest Santa Monica Airport news.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Anti-Airport Activists Footed With $31,525 Anti-SLAPP Legal Bill

Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:06 am

A Santa Monica-based group of anti-airport activists have been left to personally foot the legal bill of failed lawsuits against the filers of Measure D on the November 2014 election ballot and the City of Santa Monica.

MyLife.com has been ordered to pay more than $1 million in penalties and refunds plus agrees to permanent injunction in false advertising and automatic-renewal case.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Santa Monica's MyLife.com To Pay $800K In Penalties, $250K In Customer Refunds

Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 2:47 pm

Local social media website MyLife.com has agreed to a court judgment under which it will pay $800,000 in penalties, plus $250,000 in refunds to customers, according to the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office.

Joseph Thomas Koetters.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Santa Monica Man, A Former Teacher, Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Crimes Involving Female Student

Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 3:32 pm

A former teacher at an exclusive high school for girls pleaded not guilty today to felony sex charges stemming from his alleged relationship with a 16-year-old student.

Lindsay Lohan.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Courts, Police Department

Lindsay Lohan Given Extra 125 Hours Community Service For Santa Monica Crash

Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:21 am

Lindsay Lohan was ordered today to perform 125 additional hours of community service as part of her probation stemming from a 2012 crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, after the prosecution objected to some of the work for which the actress had been credited.

Courtney Anthony Robinson, 37, was convicted of attempted murder in the case of three homeless people who were stabbed as they slept.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Jury Finds Santa Monica Homeless Stabber Not Sane At Time Of Crime

Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 9:31 am

A jury determined on Friday that a man who stabbed three homeless people as they slept in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood wasn't sane at the time of the crimes.

Lindsay Lohan.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Courts

Lindsay Lohan Hearing To Look At Community Service Stemming From Santa Monica Crash

Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:11 am

With the prosecutor absent, a progress report hearing was delayed today for Lindsay Lohan, who is on probation for her role in a 2012 crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica during production of the film "Liz & Dick."

Courtney Anthony Robinson, 37, was convicted of attempted murder in the case of three homeless people who were stabbed as they slept.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Police Department

Man Convicted Of Stabbing Homeless Person In Santa Monica As They Slept

Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 8:48 am

A 40-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of stabbing three homeless people as they slept in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood.

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News, Courts, Police Department, Lax

LAX Murder Defendant Appears In Court

Posted Feb. 9, 2015, 9:26 am

Attorneys for the 24-year-old suspect accused in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport raised the specter of a mental health defense for the first time today in court, indicating that such an argument may be used in their attempt to save their client from the death penalty.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Courts

VIDEO: Hear From A Santa Monica Tenant Who Won A Landmark Eviction Case

Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 11:50 am

Long-term low-rent Santa Monica tenant Paul Aron won a David vs. Goliath case on Wednesday against a local landlord attempting to evict him on breach of his 1991 rental contract.

A jury ruled in favor of Santa Monica renter Paul Aron on Wednesday in a landmark tenant eviction case. A jury found his landlord tried to evict him with intentions of malice.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Housing, Rent Control

Jury Rules In Favor Of Santa Monica Resident In Landmark Tenant Eviction Case

Posted Feb. 6, 2015, 8:43 am

A long-term low-rent Santa Monica tenant has won a David vs. Goliath case against a local landlord attempting to evict him on breach of his 1991 rental contract.

Latest Malibu news.

News, Development, Malibu, Courts

Malibu Files Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Measure R

Posted Feb. 5, 2015, 2:58 pm

Malibu has filed a motion to dismiss all claims in a federal lawsuit challenging a local measure that put limits on chain stores in the seaside city, according to court papers obtained today.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Santa Monica Man To Face Student Sex Charges In Court Thursday

Posted Feb. 4, 2015, 2:53 pm

A former teacher at an exclusive high school for girls was freed today on $140,000 bail and is facing arraignment tomorrow on felony sex charges stemming from his alleged relationship with a 16-year-old student.

News, Los Angeles, Celebrity, Courts

Suge Knight To Face Court Tuesday On Murder Charge

Posted Feb. 2, 2015, 9:47 am

Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight remained in the Men’s Central Jail today on suspicion of murder, awaiting a scheduled Tuesday court appearance.

Lindsay Lohan.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Courts

Lindsay Lohan's Community Service Questioned In Santa Monica Reckless Driving Case

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 8:53 am

A prosecutor on Wednesday questioned the type of community service that actress Lindsay Lohan has done in London as part of her probation in connection with misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2012 wreck on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica during the production of "Liz & Dick."

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Pretrial Hearing Set Today In Marvin Gaye III/Robin Thicke Lawsuit Over 'Blurred Lines'

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:23 am

Attorney arguments set today in litigation between Marvin Gaye III and Robin Thicke could amount to one of the final hearings before the closely watched copyright infringement lawsuit over the megahit "Blurred Lines" goes before a jury.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Stephen Collins Divorce Finalized With Ex-Wife Faye Grant

Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:30 am

Former "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins and his ex-wife, Faye Grant, finalized their divorce on Friday.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Courts, Lax

Man Pleads Guilty In Los Angeles To Bilking Airlines

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 8:57 am

A man who pretended to be a flight crew member in order to get free or low-cost flights in and out of Los Angeles County airports, which he would then sell to "clients" who would pay up to $2,000 for a year of flying, pleaded guilty today to a federal wire fraud offense.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Los Angeles, Courts

Bryan Stow Attacker Pleads Guilty In Federal Weapons Case

Posted Jan. 22, 2015, 7:49 am

One of two men who beat Bryan Stow in a Dodger Stadium parking lot -- leaving the San Francisco Giants fan with permanent brain injuries -- pleaded guilty today to a federal weapons charge that could put him behind bars for up to 10 years.

Latest Malibu news.

News, Development, Malibu, Courts

Longtime Malibu Fight Over Trancas Town Project Comes To An End

Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:54 am

A longtime development fight came to an end when a developer dropped the last of several lawsuits filed over the city of Malibu's rejection of the proposed Trancas Town project in the western part of the beach community.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Courts, Lax

Man Gets Prison In LAX Drug Smuggling Conspiracy Case

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:46 am

A Torrance man was sentenced on Thursday to three months in federal prison for participating in a smuggling scheme in which backpacks of drugs were carried through an employee entrance at Los Angeles International Airport and onto eastbound flights.

Iggy Azalea.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Iggy Azalea Wins Injunction Against Ex-Boyfriend In L.A. Trademark Case

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:53 am

A Los Angeles federal judge on Monday granted Iggy Azalea a temporary injunction blocking an ex-boyfriend from selling previously unreleased music from the Aussie pop star's earliest days without her consent.

Latest USC news.

News, Courts, Usc

Hearing Today For Four Accused Of Beating USC Graduate Student To Death

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:25 am

A hearing is scheduled to begin today to determine if two 19-year-old men and two teenagers will be ordered to stand trial in the beating death of a USC graduate student from China, who was attacked while walking back to his apartment near the campus last summer.

A federal court ruling has overturned California's ban on the delicacy known as foie gras.

News, Dining, Restaurant, California, Courts

California Ban On Foie Gras Overturned; Chefs Rejoice While Activists Are Livid

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 7:58 am

Chefs at French restaurants in the Southland and around the state today celebrated a federal court ruling that overturned California's ban on the delicacy known as foie gras, but animal rights activists were livid.

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