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  • Consumer rights group condemns dismissal of former Burbank detective's lawsuit

    Claiming a federal appellate court's dismissal of a former Burbank police detective's lawsuit will have a “powerful chilling effect” on future whistleblowers, a consumer rights advocacy group on Tuesday asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
  • Work halted at Burbank Walmart site

    Work halted at Burbank Walmart site
    A court-ordered injunction issued Thursday against a planned Walmart in Burbank could sideline the project and force the city to prove the world's largest retailer won't cause significant harm to local roadways and businesses. Walmart had been planning...
  • Judge orders Burbank to pay former deputy chief's legal tab, appeal may be filed

    The attorneys who successfully represented a former deputy police chief in his retaliation lawsuit stand to get roughly $88,000 less than they expected from Burbank, which has been put on the hook for their legal fees after losing its case in court. In...
  • Four years later, survivors of Metrolink crash still hurting

    Four years later, survivors of Metrolink crash still hurting
    Like other survivors from the crash of Metrolink 111, Mike Wiederkehr will never be the same. Before, the Burbank resident was a triathlete. After, he could no longer swim or run because of shoulder, knee and ankle injuries. He had to transfer from his...
  • Burbank police officer to appeal jury's discrimination lawsuit decision

    After a jury in May rejected a Burbank police officer’s claims that she was harassed and discriminated against because of her gender, ethnicity and pregnancy, the officer plans to take her case to a state appellate court. A Los Angeles County...
  • Former Burbank police officer drops case against city

    All claims in the case involving former Burbank Police Lt. Omar Rodriguez and the city, including allegations that he was wrongfully terminated, were dropped in federal court Thursday. Spokesman Drew Sugars said Rodriguez and the city also agreed to...
  • Judge to rule on former police officer's suit

    A federal judge is reviewing whether a lawsuit filed by a former Burbank police detective who claims he was fired in retaliation for whistle-blowing may proceed, or if he must first complete the city's appeal process. Former Det. Pete Allen claims the...
  • Appeals court clears way for Supreme Court ruling on Prop. 8

    A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected an appeal of February’s ruling that overturned Proposition 8, a move that is likely to send the debate over same-sex marriage to theU.S. Supreme Court. The decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Court sides with Burbank in cop case

    A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss a claim filed by a former Burbank police detective alleging that his 1st Amendment rights were violated when he spoke out about police misconduct. But while the three-judge panel...
  • Judge tosses out Burbank's request for a retrial

    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge this week denied the city's request for a new trial in the case of former deputy police chief William Taylor, who was awarded nearly $1.3 million for claims that he was demoted and retaliated against for...
  • Campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee to have sentencing delayed

    Campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee will have to wait a little longer to learn her fate for stealing more than $7 million in political funds from at least 50 clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Durkee, who pleaded guilty in March to five counts of...
  • Attorney asks city for $1.75M

    The lead attorney who represented former deputy police chief William Taylor in his successful lawsuit against Burbank is asking a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to force the city to cover nearly $1.75 million in legal fees. The attorney,...