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J. Brent Arave v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant, J. Brent Arave, brought several claims under the California
Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.) against his
former employers, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. (Merrill Lynch), Bank of
America (BoA), his supervisor Joseph Holsinger, and a human resources supervisor,
Katherine Anderson (collectively, defendants). He ... More...
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This case arises from the September 30, 2013, shooting death of Dominque
Gentry. On that date, Gentry and his friend, David Banks, were in Gentry’s vehicle.
Gentry was driving a black Chevrolet Tahoe and Banks was in the passenger seat. At
approximately 7:28 p.m., they arrived at the All-in-One gas station located in Dayton.
Gentry went into the building, made a purchase,... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. BRAYAN GOMEZ United States Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

In March 2014, Hartford police detective James Campbell and 10
Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) special agent Michael 11
Schatz––members of a DEA task force––were investigating a large‐12
scale  heroin‐trafficking  organization  operating  out  of  Hartford.
Based  on  information  from  a  wiretap  and  cooperating  sources, 1
Campbell and Schatz suspect... More...
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A.C. was tragically injured in July 2013 while in Santillan’s care. She is the
daughter of Danielle, Santillan’s girlfriend, and Mitch and was born in August 2010.
Danielle and Mitch shared parenting time pursuant to an informal agreement; Danielle
parented A.C. from Sunday evening until Thursday evening, while Mitch parented A.C.
from Thursday evening until Sunday evening. Be... More...
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Rory C. Flynn v. United States Securities and Exchange Commission Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals - Richmond, Virginia

In May 2013, Rory Flynn was fired from his position at the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC,” or the “Commission”). Flynn claims that his supervisor terminated him in reprisal for raising concerns about his section’s alleged chronic inefficiency. Seeking redress under a provision of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(8), Flynn filed suit. An Administrative Jud... More...   $0 (12-30-2017 - MD)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. BERTON C. TOAVS Toavs pleads guilty to "heat of passion" deaths

On April 26, 2016, Toavs shot and killed his girlfriend Eliza Edgins and his friend Nathan Gann at Toavs’s home in Faith, South Dakota. Toavs and Edgins were in an off-and-on romantic relationship for some time, and Gann had been staying at Toavs’s home for approximately six weeks prior to the incident. During the time Gann had been staying with Toavs, a romantic relationship developed between E... More...   $0 (12-30-2017 - SD)


On January 28, 2015, Kerry Free drove his 2002 Dodge Ram to work in Manhattan, parked it, and left to go to a construction site. When he returned that night, his truck was gone. The next day, Free saw his truck parked in the Quality Inn parking lot. His tools, stereo system, and two firearms were missing. Free estimated the value of his truck to be over $1,000. He estimated the combined value of t... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - KS)


On January 28, 2015, Kerry Free drove his 2002 Dodge Ram to work in Manhattan, parked it, and left to go to a construction site. When he returned that night, his truck was gone. The next day, Free saw his truck parked in the Quality Inn parking lot. His tools, stereo system, and two firearms were missing. Free estimated the value of his truck to be over $1,000. He estimated the combined value of t... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - KS)

Rodger Hartnett v. San Diego County Office of Education

Appellants and defendants San Diego County Office of Education (Office) and
Randolph E. Ward appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiff and respondent Rodger
Hartnett reinstating his employment and awarding him $306,954.99 in back pay, benefits,
and prejudgment interest. Defendants contend (1) collateral estoppel precluded the trial
court from granting Hartnett's requested relief... More...
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William Ellis Shimp v. The State of Texas

Appellant presents three issues for our review.1 In his first issue, Appellant argues that the trial court violated his Sixth Amendment right to confrontation when it refused to allow him to cross-examine the complainant or to make a record regarding her prior sexual misconduct. Appellant argues in his second issue that the trial court erred when it denied his challenges for cause and his reques... More...   $0 (12-28-2017 - TX)

Keith Turley v. Familian Corporation Alameda County California Courthouse - Oakland, California

Plaintiffs husband and wife sued for asbestos-related injury against numerous
defendants, including defendant Familian Corporation. Familian moved for summary
judgment on the basis that plaintiffs could not show exposure to asbestos in a Familianrelated
product. Plaintiffs’ opposition included a declaration from a third party witness
who had not been deposed, who testified in detai... More...
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Michael J. Biestek v. Commissioner of Social Security Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff-Appellant Michael J. Biestek (“Biestek”) alleges that he became disabled on October 28, 2009, for purposes of receiving Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income under the Social Security Act. An Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) issued a partially favorable decision finding Biestek disabled beginning May 4, 2013, some three-and-a-half years short of the time he claim... More...   $0 (12-27-2017 - MI)

Kaliscia Elonda Millsap v. The State of Texas

The factual circumstances underlying appellant’s conviction involve her
termination from a job with a department of the City of Amarillo (department) and her
belief that the termination was improper. That led to a phone call being placed to a
previous co-worker (A.D.) during which conversation appellant said other co-workers
“were talking bad about the job that [appellant] had... More...
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Bobby Jack West, Jr. v. The State of Texas Man gets 50 years for burglary

The circumstances began with the burglary of a home owned by S. Boren (Mrs. Boren). Three people were seen in her backyard and subsequently carrying away property. The property was later identified to belong to Mrs. Boren and her husband. It included rifles, tools, an ipad, and jewelry. Furthermore, a witness identified appellant as one of the three seen with the property as the group departed... More...   $0 (12-27-2017 - TX)

Kevin Mikel Brashears v. The State of Texas Cadena Reeves Justice Center - San Antonio Court of Appeals

Pursuant to a plea agreement with the State, appellant Kevin Mikel Brashears pled nolo
contendere to the offense burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault, enhanced as a
repeat offender. In accord with the plea agreement, the trial court placed Brashears on ten years’
community supervision and assessed a fine of $1,500.00. Approximately six months after
sentencin... More...
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Shawn Aric Tolbert v. The State of Texas Jury finds Tolbert guilty

The State charged appellant with three sexual abuse offenses for conduct perpetrated
against T.B.P. when she was a child. T.B.P.’s mother was married to appellant’s older brother, and 2 3
the family attended the church pastored by appellant’s father. T.B.P., her older sister, and younger
brothers often stayed in appellant’s home and, at times, lived there.
T.B.P. testified that i... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. ELTON WILLIAMS State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit

David Mejia, Nelson Mejia, and the decedent1 were repairing an automobile
when Elton Williams approached asking for a cigarette. Mr. Williams then
allegedly brandished a gun and demanded their money. A struggle ensued, and the
decedent was shot and killed. David and Nelson detained Mr. Williams until
police arrived.
Mr. Williams was charged with two counts of armed robbe... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. EARL KEITH HARRIS Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On December 4, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging Defendant with one count of aggravated second degree
battery, in violation of La. R.S. 14:34.7. Defendant pleaded not guilty at his
arraignment on December 7, 2015. Trial commenced on August 24, 2016, before a
six-person jury. However, the next day during trial, the trial court g... More...
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Albert Kanno v. Marwit Captial Partners II, LLP

The question posed by this appeal is whether a claim for breach of an oral
agreement was barred by the parol evidence rule. The oral agreement was made in
connection with a transaction by which three companies, of which Albert Kanno was the
majority shareholder, were sold to two Delaware corporations. The transaction was
documented principally by three writings, each of which had a... More...
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ANTONIO MONTE GIAMBO II vs. STATE OF IOWA Assault with intent to commit sexual abuse

With the jury waiting, Antonio Giambo II entered a plea agreement with the
State that reduced his charge from third-degree sexual abuse, a class “D” felony,
to assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor.
Following his guilty plea and sentencing, he unsuccessfully applied for
postconviction relief (PCR) as a self-represented litigant.
Giambo n... More...
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Dale A. Wilkerson v. University of North Texas, et al. Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

A Texas university declined to renew a lecturer’s contract. After several extensive but unsuccessful administrative appeals, that lecturer sued the school and its administrators, alleging a deprivation of his property interest in his job without due process and tortious interference with his employment con-tract. The district court denied summary judgment to the administrators on their immunity de... More...   $0 (12-25-2017 - )

Todd M. Babin v. Quality Energy Services, Inc. Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Todd M. Babin worked for Quality Energy Services, Inc., until he became disabled in 2012. He applied for short-term disability benefits through Quality Energy’s employee benefit plan. His application was denied in February 2013. In February 2014, he requested documents regarding both the short- and long-term disability plans, but he alleges that Quality Energy never sent those documents to him. Ba... More...   $0 (12-25-2017 - LA)

Lyda Swinerton Builders, Inc. v. Oklahoma Surety Company Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case involves several issues of Texas law relating to an insurer’s duty to defend and the damages that an insured may recover when an insurer breaches that duty. The district court, after disposing of much of the case through a series of partial summary judgment rulings and conducting a bench trial on one remaining claim, issued a final judgment that largely (though not entirely) favored the ... More...   $0 (12-25-2017 - TX)

T.H., a Minor, etc. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation California Supreme Court Building - Sacamento, California

Under California law, a brand-name drug manufacturer has a duty to warn
of known or reasonably knowable adverse effects arising from an individual’s use
of its drug. (See Stevens v. Parke, Davis & Co. (1973) 9 Cal.3d 51, 65.) In this
case, we examine whether — and if so, under what circumstances — a brandname
drug manufacturer may be sued under a theory of “warning label” liability... More...
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According to the prosecution’s theory, Retterath was reenacting a
murderous plotline from an episode of Breaking Bad1 as he solicited associates
Aaron Sellers and J.R. to exact revenge against C.L., the young man who accused
Retterath of sexual abuse. The accusations of sexual abuse surfaced in January 2015, but the events
dated back more than ten years. As a young teenager,... More...
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