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United States of America v. Gabriel Nwanosike Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Owner of Former Tax Service Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Assisting in the Filing of False Federal Income Tax Returns

Gabriel Nwanosike (45) of Milwaukee pleaded guilty to two-counts of aiding and assisting in the filing of false federal income tax returns, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206(2).

According to documents filed in court, Nwanosik... More...
   $0 (10-23-2017 - WI)

Dryden Oaks, LLC v. San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

In 2001, Michael Durkin used two limited liability companies—Dryden Oaks LLC
and Durkin-CAC Lot 24, LLC—to purchase two lots directly adjacent to the McClellan
Palomar Airport (Airport) in the City of Carlsbad, California (City). His development
plans for the two lots were initially successful despite determinations by the San Diego
County Regional Airport Authority (Authority) tha... More...
   $0 (10-23-2017 - CA)

In Re: Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This case has a complex procedural history lasting more than a decade and spanning several state and federal venues. It began when the estates of several deceased nursing-home patients (the “Estates” or “Appellants”) brought a series of wrongful-death suits against a network of nursing homes. These suits collectively resulted in $1 billion in empty-chair judgments against the network. In an effort... More...   $0 (10-21-2017 - FL)

Rick Lovelady Carpets, Inc. v. G.R. Chapman Limited Partnership and George R. Chapman a/k/a G.R. Chapman Potter County Courthouse - Amarillo, Texas

RLCI brought suit against Chapman, alleging a false representation of material fact by Chapman caused RLCI injury under various tort and contract theories.2 Chapman sought and obtained summary judgment against RLCI on the entire case. Finding on this record the case was not capable of disposition by summary judgment, we will reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case for further p... More...   $0 (10-17-2017 - TX)

Wiseman Park, LLC v. Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC

Wiseman Park, LLC (appellant) appeals from the judgment entered
following the trial court sustaining the demurrer of Southern Glazer’s Wine
and Spirits, LLC (respondent)1 to appellant’s complaint without leave to
amend. Appellant, the holder of a license to sell alcoholic beverages in its
restaurant, purchased alcoholic beverages from respondent, a licensed
wholesale distributo... More...
   $0 (10-15-2017 - CA)

In Re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation (No. VI) Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

These asbestos cases involve the availability of the
“bare-metal defense” under maritime law. The defense’s basic
idea is that a manufacturer who delivers a product “bare
metal”—that is without the insulation or other material that
must be added for the product’s proper operation—is not
generally liable for injuries caused by asbestos in later-added
materials. A classic sce... More...
   $0 (10-13-2017 - PA)

Paul Richard McGann v. Cinemark USA, Inc. Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42
U.S.C. § 12101, et seq., requires public accommodations,
including movie theaters, to furnish auxiliary aids and services,
which include qualified interpreters, to patrons with vision,
hearing, and speech disabilities.
Plaintiff-Appellant Paul
McGann, who is blind and deaf, requested from Defendant-
Appellee Cinemark US... More...
   $0 (10-13-2017 - PA)

VALY v. County of Fresno

Three Laotian correctional officers, Va Ly, Travis Herr and Pao Yang, were
allegedly subjected to racial and national origin discrimination, harassment and
retaliation by their employer, the County of Fresno (County), and its employees. The
three filed suit against the County pursuant to the Fair Employment and Housing Act
(FEHA), Government Code section 12900 et seq., whil... More...
   $0 (10-13-2017 - CA)

James J. Thole v. U.S. Bank National Association Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Named plaintiffs James Thole and Sherry Smith (collectively, “plaintiffs”)1
brought a putative class action against U.S. Bank, N.A. (“U.S. Bank”); U.S. Bancorp;
and multiple U.S. Bancorp directors (collectively, “defendants”),2 challenging the
defendants’ management of a defined benefit pension plan (“Plan” or “U.S. Bank
Pension Plan”) from September 30, 2007, to December 31, 2010.... More...
   $0 (10-12-2017 - MN)

Santiaga Herrera v. Gloria Coronel Alejos Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Santiaga Herrera owned and lived in a house with a garage apartment. Herrera sold the property to Gloria Alejos, who financed the purchase with a note made to Herrera. After closing, Alejos’s daughter, Banesa Coronel, moved into the
house, and Alejos allowed Herrera to stay in the garage apartment, where she was
living at the time of the sale.
Alejos later tried to evict Herrera,... More...
   $0 (10-12-2017 - TX)

Jay Baska v. Rebecca McGuire Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Appellant, Jay Baska, challenges the trial court’s judgment in favor of appellee, Rebecca McGuire, in her suit against Baska for breach of contract and fraud. In his first through third issues, Baska contends that the statute of frauds1 bars
1 See TEX. BUS. & COM. CODE ANN. § 26.01 (West 2015).
McGuire’s breach-of-contract claim and, if sustained, he is entitled to a remand for
r... More...
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State of Michigan v. Christopher Mirasolo

Sandusky, MI - Judge Grants Joint Custody and Parenting Time To Child Conceived During Rape of 12-year-old

The State of Michigan sought to establish that Christopher Mirasolo, age 27, was the father of the 8-year-old boy conceived during the rape of a 12-year-old.

The Court found that Mirasolo was, in fact, the father of the child and ordered that his name be added to the child... More...
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Darren Williams v. The Superior Court of San Joaquin County, The People, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Darren Williams seeks extraordinary writ relief from the superior
court’s order denying his Penal Code section 9951 motion to dismiss an indictment issued
by a grand jury charging him with a series of cell phone store robberies. Petitioner
moved to dismiss the indictment on the basis that the deputy district attorney’s excusal of
a juror for hardship violated the grand j... More...
   $0 (10-12-2017 - CA)

Jose Flores; Ryan Reyes; Brian Perez v. City of Westminster, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Jose Flores, Ryan Reyes, and Brian Perez, three police officers of Latino descent (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), sued their employer and, after a nine-day jury trial, they won. The officers alleged that the City of Westminster (“the City” or “the Department”) as well as current and former Westminster Police Chiefs Mitchell Waller, Andrew Hall, Ronald Coopman, and Kevin Baker (“the Chiefs”), discrim... More...   $0 (10-11-2017 - CA)

Mathodist Healthcare System, Ltd., L.L.P. v. Nancy Friesenhahn Bexar County Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Healthcare System, LTD., LLP appeals the trial court’s judgment confirming an arbitration award. Methodist first argues the parties’ arbitration agreement expanded judicial review of the arbitration award as permitted by Nafta Traders, Inc. v. Quinn, 339 S.W.3d 84 (Tex. 2011). Methodist further argues the trial court erred in confirming the arbitration award under the expanded judicial r... More...   $0 (10-11-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Tina Marie Zahr Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Porterville, California Woman Sentenced To 120 Months For Cocaine Distribution

Tina Marie Zahr, age 49, of Porterville, California, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment, and 5 years of supervised release for POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).

The Indictment alleged th... More...
   $0 (10-10-2017 - OK)

Brandon Michael Gibby v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Oklahoma Supreme Court Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

¶1 This appeal determines the constitutionality of section 57 of the Administrative Worker's Compensation Act (AWCA), found at title 85A of the Oklahoma Statutes. Following a review of the record on appeal, the transcripts of the proceedings below, and the briefs of the parties and amici, this Court holds the forfeiture provision found at section 57 of title 85A violates the adequate remedy provis... More...   $0 (10-08-2017 - OK)

Angie Christensen . Will Lightbourne, as Director, etc.

This appeal presents a narrow question about what counts as family income when
determining a family’s eligibility for cash aid under the California Work Opportunity and
Responsibility to Kids Act (CalWORKs) program. (Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 11200 et

Here, a CalWORKs applicant, Angie Christensen, lives with her husband and her
children. Her husband is the noncustodial... More...
   $0 (10-07-2017 - CA)

Danny Barforough v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC and U.S. Bank National Association

Appellant Danny Barforough sued appellees Nationstar Mortgage, LLC and U.S. Bank National Association, alleging breach of a previous settlement agreement after appellees notified Barforough that his mortgage was being accelerated and posted the subject property for foreclosure. Barforough claimed that a previous
settlement released him from all obligations related to the note encumbering... More...
   $0 (10-06-2017 - TX)

Quentin Scott v. City of Albuquerque Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

A New Mexico statute makes it illegal to “willfully interfere with the
educational process” at a public school. N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-20-13(D). In
2009, an Albuquerque Police Officer assigned to a middle school as a School
Resource Officer (“SRO”) relied on that statute to arrest a thirteen-year-old for
skipping class. The main question before us is whether qualified immunity
* ... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - NM)

In the Matter of Approximately $80,600.00 Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In two separate actions, Abraham Fisch sought to recover money taken from him based on the State’s claim that the money had been stolen. The trial court denied, in both actions, Fisch’s request to have the money returned to him. In one action, the trial court ordered the money be returned to a third party. In four issues on appeal, Fisch argues the trial court abused its discretion by denying his... More...   $0 (10-05-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Don Moss; Curtis Dantin; Grand Isle Shipyards, Inc.; Christopher Srubar Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

A fatal welding accident occurred on an offshore oil platform in the Gulf
of Mexico in November 2012. Three years after that incident, the government
indicted the owner and operator of the platform and several oil platform
contractors, charging criminal violations of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands
Act (OCSLA), 43 U.S.C. §§ 1331, et seq., and the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C.
§§... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - LA)

Facebook, Inc. v. The Superior Court of San Diego County, Lance Touchstone, Real Party in Interest

The issue whether a criminal defendant has a constitutional right to obtain social
media records from an electronic communication or remote computing service is
currently under review by the California Supreme Court in Facebook, Inc. v. Superior
Court (2015) 240 Cal.App.4th 203, review granted December 16, 2015, S230051
(Facebook I). In this case, we address the same issue knowing ... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - CA)

Jaymee Barrington v. United Airlines, Inc. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Ms. Jaymee Barrington sued United Airlines, Inc. under Title VII of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964, claiming gender-based discrimination and
retaliation. After a trial, the jury rendered a verdict for United on both
claims, and the district court entered a final judgment. Ms. Barrington
appeals, arguing that the district court erroneously failed to instruct the
jury on pretext. W... More...
   $0 (10-04-2017 - CO)

United States of America ex rel., Joshua Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc.; Trinity Highway Products, LLC Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

The trial in this case offers two narratives. One of a hardworking man
who, angered by failures of guardrails installed across the United States—with
sometimes devastating consequences—persuaded a Texas jury of a concealed
cause of those failures. The other of the inventive genius of professors at Texas
A&M’s Transportation Institute, who, over many years of study and testing,
... More...
   $0 (10-04-2017 - TX)

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