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Law360 Article:  Chumash Casino Expansion Isn’t Legal, Neighbors’ Suit Claims

13Sep2017Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Questions by California Cities

For more information about the case, contact matt@chirstmankelley.com or reach us at www.ChristmanKelley.com Chumash Casino Expansion Isn’t Legal, Neighbors’ Suit Claims   By Caroline Simson Law360, New York (April 3, 2015, 4:40 PM EDT) — A group of Santa Ynez Valley residents sued the Santa Ynez Band of…

Anti-SLAPP – Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC to Argue Anti-SLAPP Issues on Appeal

13Sep2017Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

The Civil Action Alleging Anti-Competitive Conduct in the Autograph Memorabilia Industry Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC filed a civil action against leading players in the autographed memorabilia industry.  CKC alleged Defendants engaged in anti-competitive conduct directed against CKC’s clients. The Defendants filed motions to strike…

Lompoc Record Reports: Former jail project manager in legal fight with county – – Issues involve use of title, back pay, other allegations

11Apr2016Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Employment Law in California, Law Questions by California Cities

Santa Barbara Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Reported by Lompoc Record Former jail project manager in wrongful termination lawsuit with county – Santa Barbara County is embroiled in civil litigation with the former project manager of the long-anticipated Northern Branch Jail, with both the project and county tax…

Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC resolve multi-million dollar swimming pool

11Apr2016Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities, Swimming Pool Defects, Uncategorized

Swimming Pool Defect – Has anybody you know spent three million dollars on a pool which you could not use? Christman, Kelley & Clarke litigated a swimming pool defect case for many years.  We fought the case hard, even obtaining a reversal of a trial…

Courthouse News Service: Group Fights Indian Casino Expansion

13Apr2015Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

Group Fights Indian Casino Expansion By MIKE HEUER LOS ANGELES (CN) – A Santa Barbara County citizens group sued the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians to try to stop them from building a 12-story Indian casino near Santa Ynez. Save the Valley claims the…

Santa Barbara News Press Article: “Group Seeks to Halt Chumash Casino expansion”

09Apr2015Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

Can a Santa Ynez Valley Citizens Group Stop Chumash Casino Expansion? The Chumash Casino project in question involves adding on to the Chumash Casino Resort that was built in 2004. The plan includes building a 12-story hotel tower that will add 215 rooms for a…

Santa Ynez Valley News Article: “Santa Ynez Valley activist group sues to halt Chumash hotel expansion”

09Apr2015Posted by Legal Team in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities

Santa Ynez Valley News Reports: A Santa Ynez Valley-based activist group has filed a federal lawsuit lobbying for an injunction to halt the Chumash Casino Resort expansion project, alleging that it violates local, state and federal laws. In an 18-page lawsuit filed Friday in the…

I Want to Change Child Custody Arrangement!

28Jun2014Posted by Legal Staff in California Law Questions, Child Custody, Child Custody Law, Child Custody Law in California, Child Custody Law in Texas, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities, Law Questions by Texas Cities, Texas Law Questions

To change your child custody arrangement, steps are needed to make sure that your changes are valid: You need to understand that until a Court has entered a new custody order, you must follow the existing one. For any valid changes, you will need to have certain legal documents prepared like a Petition to Modify the Parent-Child Relationship, Order to Modify, or other documents. You also need to be prepared to have your ex served with legal notice of the changes.

How far will the SLAPP Statute go?

15Apr2014Posted by Legal Staff in California Law Questions, Civil Litigation, Civil Litigation Law in California, Law Blog for California and Texas, Law Questions by California Cities, Law Questions by Texas Cities, Lender Liability Law in California, Texas Law Questions

Recent Developments show the SLAPP Statute Extends to Residential Home Transactions where, much to the Chagrin of Homeowners, Renters Inform Potential Buyers of Sex Offenders in the Neighborhood. By: Dugan P. Kelley             The SLAPP Statute lesson: Remember the saying growing…