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

For more information about the case, contact matt@chirstmankelley.com or reach us at www.KelleyClarkeLaw.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 Chumash Indians Friday in California federal court over expansion plans…

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

The Civil Action Alleging Anti-Competitive Conduct in the Autograph Memorabilia Industry Kelley Clarke, PLLC, PC filed a civil action against leading players in the autographed memorabilia industry.  KC alleged Defendants engaged in anti-competitive conduct directed against KC’s clients. The Defendants filed motions to strike the complaint.  They claimed that the allegations in the complaint violated…

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

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 payers caught in the middle. Wrongful Termination Lawsuit involve use…

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

Swimming Pool Defect – Has anybody you know spent three million dollars on a pool which you could not use? Kelley Clarke, PLLC litigated a swimming pool defect case for many years.  We fought the case hard, even obtaining a reversal of a trial court’s dismissal of some defendants in the Sixth District Court of…

Courthouse News Service: Group Fights Indian Casino Expansion

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 500,000-square-foot project is not on federally protected trust land and…

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

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 total of 321, expanding the gaming floor by 60,000 square…

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

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 United States District Court, Central District of California, Save the…

I Want to Change Child Custody Arrangement!

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?

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 up, “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t…