June 20, 2009
Welcome to Law & Disorder, your weekly installment of the strange, bizarre and occasionally heartbreaking cases found in our local courthouses. Remember: The accused are presumed innocent until proved otherwise, filing a lawsuit does not automatically make the defendant liable, and the person in the black robe is probably a judge. Fax wars, part I Robin Long v. Cal Counties Fire Protection Co. Glendale Superior Court – Limited Jurisdiction Angry and fed up, a woman sued a fire protection company June 5 for wasting her fax machine’s ink and paper when it sent unauthorized advertisements.
October 27, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- On a normal day, Chris Lively starts at 6 a.m. by unlocking all six of his dry storage units behind John Burroughs High School, one of which houses his stuffy makeshift office. Lively, consulting manager for the school district's food services department, works with 15 employees every day to see that Burroughs students are fed breakfast and lunch, all without the use of a cafeteria, which has been closed as part of the ongoing construction efforts at the high school.
April 8, 2012
A blind Burbank man is fighting to salvage his food service business in a downtown Los Angeles federal building more than a year after an administrative law judge ordered a state agency representing him to enter into arbitration on the matter. Michael Fields' case has been tied up in a morass of government bureaucracy since the General Services Administration, which owns the building at Los Angeles and Temple streets, began dismantling his lobby food cart operation in September 2009.