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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...
The legal battle to stop a Walmart from opening in Burbank is scheduled to go to trial on Aug. 17, when a judge will consider an injunction seeking to halt renovations at the new store site. The three Burbank residents seeking to stop the renovation...
Tags: Trials, Kmart, Walmart, Justice System, House Building
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...
Tags: Google Inc., Lawyers, Trials, Justice System, Judges
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...
David A. Garcia, the man accused of killing Burbank Police Officer Matthew Pavelka in November 2003, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday. Garcia, 28, was immediately sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of...
The Burbank City Council this week voted this week to appeal a nearly $1.3-million verdict awarded to former Deputy Police Chief William Taylor after he claimed in a lawsuit that he faced on-the-job retaliation. The move will prolong a case that has...
Tags: Trials, Lawyers, Career and Workplace, FBI, Justice System
This post has been updated, see below for details. A lawsuit filed by the city against a former police lieutenant accused of stealing department records appears headed for trial, even though he returned the documents. Former police lieutenant Omar...
Tags: Lawyers, Trials, Minority Groups, Theft, Justice System
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...
The trial for a lawsuit filed by Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen — who is alleging racial and ethnic discrimination, in addition to harassment due to her marital status and pregnancy — is expected to start next week after attorneys...
Tags: Trials, Feminism, Bullying, Justice System, Discrimination
Three local residents have filed a lawsuit against the city to stop a Walmart from opening in Burbank, alleging the city illegally cleared the way to issue building permits to the world's largest retailer without adequately investigating the store's...
Tags: Trials, Walmart, Justice System, House Building, Traffic
Closing arguments wrapped up Friday afternoon for a lawsuit filed by a female police officer, who claims she faced discrimination and harassment because of her pregnancy, and retaliation when she complained. On Thursday, a Los Angeles County Superior...
With the first of a slew of lawsuits filed by current and former police officers against the city now concluded, Interim Police Chief Scott LaChasse this week acknowledged that a few in the ranks were not pleased with attempts to diversify the department....
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