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Trials and Arbitration

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  • Trial on hold until competency determination

    Trial on hold until competency determination
    The murder trial of a transient man suspected of bludgeoning his victim to death in a Costa Mesa driveway is on hold while the court determines whether he's mentally competent. Christopher Leovy, 34, has been behind bars since Sept. 11, when Costa...
  • Man pleads not guilty in attempted kidnapping, sexual assault case

    A Laguna Hills man pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he plotted to have an underage teenage relative — who he allegedly raped — kidnapped and taken to Mexico, according to the Orange County Superior Court website. Jesus Acosta,...
  • Sober-living home provider loses CEO

    Morningside Recovery's chief executive, who represented the sober-living home provider in court through years of legal battles with Newport Beach, has resigned. Mary Helen Beatificato, who served as Morningside's legal counsel for the past five years,...
  • DUI defendant alleges excessive force

    An accused drunk driver alleges in a legal claim that the Costa Mesa police officer who pulled him over shoved him to the ground, breaking one of his fingers and injuring his arthritic knees. Carl Helber, a 69-year-old former Costa Mesa resident who has...
  • Newport, Irvine residents named to Superior Court

    Newport, Irvine residents named to Superior Court
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday announced the appointment of a Newport Beach attorney to the Orange County Superior Court. Martha K. Gooding, 59, is filling a vacancy left by Judge David Thompson, whom Brown appointed to the state Court of Appeal last...
  • It's a Gray Area: Thank you for letting me share my ideas with you

    For this past year, I have had the privilege of being able to write a column in this space about any subject of my choosing. So during this time we have discussed and dissected things like healthcare and education; the criminal justice system, including...
  • Judge: Banning Ranch project violates city's general plan

    Judge: Banning Ranch project violates city's general plan
    Newport Beach violated its own general plan when it approved a 1,375-home residential and commercial development at the 400-acre Banning Ranch site, an Orange County Superior Court judge has ruled. The city did not work closely enough with the Coastal...
  • Suit filed over new fire ring rules

    Advocates hoping to keep wood-burning fire rings on Orange County beaches have asked the court to intervene and strike down newly-enacted rules limiting the activity. Newport Beach-based nonprofit Friends of the Fire Rings Tuesday filed suit in Orange...
  • Veteran caught with explosives will get therapy

    A 23-year-old former Marine pleaded guilty Friday to bringing a nonlethal grenade and other explosives equipment onto a plane at John Wayne Airport. Gregory Salyer of Kentucky caused a brief evacuation from one of the airport's terminals in August...
  • Ruling in libel case upheld

    A Newport Beach wig shop owner must pay $24,000 after a state appeals court affirmed that she libeled a customer in online posts. The panel of three judges, in a Sept. 17 opinion, upheld Orange County Superior Court Judge Charles Margines' ruling that...
  • Fashion Island shooter case moves closer to trial

    An Orange County Superior Court judge found enough evidence Monday to move forward with a case against a Garden Grove man accused of firing 54 rounds at Fashion Island in December 2012. Marcos Gurrola, 42, is charged with shooting at an occupied building...
  • Professor taken into custody in 1995 slaying of her alleged rapist

    A European professor was taken into custody Thursday in an 18-year-old cold case in which she is accused of helping set up the murder of a man she claimed raped her while she was a college sophomore. Patricia Esparza, 39, was handcuffed and taken into...