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Trials and Arbitration

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  • Investigator takes the 5th in Righeimer lawsuit

    A man accused in a lawsuit of filing a false drunk-driving report against Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer asserted his 5th Amendment right not to testify throughout a three-hour deposition on Thursday, attorneys said. Private investigator Chris...
  • Trial begins for accused rapist

    Opening statements began in Orange County Superior Court this week in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting two women in Newport Beach and Irvine. Charges against Travis Dewayne Batten, 31, include two felony counts of forcible rape, one...
  • Police union denies tracking councilman

    In a court filing last week, Costa Mesa's police union distanced itself from its former law firm by saying it wasn't involved in a plan that planted a GPS tracking device on a city councilman's truck. The Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn., law firm...
  • More abuse-related charges possible for accused molester

    More abuse-related charges possible for accused molester
    Prosecutors are considering filing additional charges against a Newport Beach pool cleaner accused of sexually abusing at least seven boys over nearly 15 years. Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Nicole Nicholson said in court Friday that new information could...
  • Court refuses to block fire-ring removal

    Court refuses to block fire-ring removal
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday refused to issue an injunction that would have barred Newport Beach from moving ahead with plans to reduce the number of fire rings on its beaches. The move came as a battle over beach bonfires continues to...
  • Attorney: Accused killer refuses to cooperate with psychologist

    Attorney: Accused killer refuses to cooperate with psychologist
    The homeless man accused of killing a handyman in a Costa Mesa driveway has refused to cooperate with a court-appointed psychologist trying to determine whether he's mentally fit to stand trial. Christopher Leovy would not speak to the psychologist...
  • District official says cheating scandal mishandled

    District official says cheating scandal mishandled
    In an internal email that quickly went public, a top Newport-Mesa Unified School District official accused school and district administrators of mishandling the cheating scandal at Corona del Mar High. Jane Garland, who is in charge of discipline for...
  • Judge sentences murderer to death

    Judge sentences murderer to death
    A man who raped and murdered a pregnant woman in her Costa Mesa home 25 years ago was sentenced to death Friday. Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno handed down the sentence in the case against Jason Michael Balcom, who strangled and...
  • Two-pronged Banning Ranch approach

    The Newport Beach City Council has opened a second front in the legal fight over the Newport Banning Ranch development. Council members agreed in closed session Tuesday to appeal an Orange County Superior Court order related to their earlier decision to...
  • 'One of the most important lessons he'll learn'

    When the mother of a top Corona del Mar High School student answered her phone Dec. 17, she had no idea why school officials were calling to tell her that she needed to come and pick up her son. For what? She didn't have a clue. He was a senior honors...
  • The Latest: Readers, 'Take Care'; Giant still young

    The Latest: Readers, 'Take Care'; Giant still young
    I'll Take Care of You Caitlin Rother Pinnacle Books; 417 pages The other month, after a school shooting in Colorado, the local sheriff declined at a press conference to identify the suspect by name. Doing so, he explained, would provide...
  • Pool cleaner faces new charge

    Prosecutors on Friday added a child pornography charge against a Newport Beach pool maintenance man already accused of sexually abusing seven boys over more than a decade. Christopher Bryan McKenzie, 50, has been behind bars since December 2012, when...