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T.J. Simers v. Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC

In March 2013, plaintiff T.J. Simers was a well-known and
sometimes controversial sports columnist for Los Angeles Times
Communications, LLC (The Times or defendant). He had held
that position since 2000, receiving uniformly favorable and often
exceptional performance reviews from defendant. On March 16,
2013, plaintiff, then 62 years old, suffered a neurological event
with... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - CA)

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...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - CA)

Wandering Dago Inc. v. New York State Office of General Services et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

New York, NY Plaintiff‐appellant Wandering Dago, Inc., (“WD”) operates a food truck and
32 brands itself and the food it sells with language generally viewed as ethnic slurs.
33 Defendants‐appellees are officials within the New York State Office of General Services
* Judge Carol Bagley Amon, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
New York, sitti... More...
   $0 (01-03-2018 - NY)

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)

Leonal Anthony Garcia-Garcia v. Costco Wholesale Croporation United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for the First Circuit

After approximately eleven
years of working his way up the Costco1 employment ladder,
appellant Leonal Anthony Garcia-Garcia2 (Garcia) was fired
following an investigation which revealed an inventory discrepancy
in the Meat Department that he managed. Garcia sued Costco in
federal court invoking diversity jurisdiction and alleging an
array of Puerto-Rico-based claims stemmi... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - PR)

Melissa Koch v. Mack Trucks, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eston, PA - Jury Finds In Favor of Mack Employee and Awards Her $675,000

Melissa Koch, age 50, sued Mack Trucks, Inc. on an employment discrimination theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000e claiming that she was discriminated against because of her sex and disability at Mack where she worked for 20 years. She claimed that she was passed over for more than 60 promotions that she applied for.
   $675000 (12-30-2017 - )

Alonso Donell Irving v. The State of Texas Houston County jury sentences man involved in Lovelady bank robbery to 45 years

Appellant was charged by indictment with aggravated robbery. He pleaded “not guilty” and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. During voir dire, the State sought to exercise a peremptory strike against Venire Member Number 21, who is African American. Appellant objected to this strike pursuant to Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79, 86, 106 S. Ct. 1712, 1717, 90 L. Ed. 2d 69 (1986).1 The State res... More...   $0 (12-28-2017 - TX)

State of Hawaii v. Donald J. Trump Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries1 from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive. To do so, we must consider the statutory and constitutional limits of the President’s power to curtail entry of foreign nationals in... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - HI)

Ketryn Cornell v. Berkeley Tennis Club

Plaintiff Ketryn Cornell is a severely obese woman who was fired from the
Berkeley Tennis Club after having worked there for over 15 years. She brought eight
claims against the Club: three under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
(FEHA; Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.), for disability discrimination and failure to
accommodate her disability (the discrimination/failure to acc... More...
   $0 (12-22-2017 - CA)

Carolyn Jackson, Individually and on behalf of Jeffrey E. Jackson, deceased, Natosha Celestine and Terrance Jackson v. Daniel Garber Stroud, M.D.

This is an appeal from a take-nothing judgment entered after a jury trial in a medical malpractice case. Carolyn Jackson sued Daniel Garber Stroud, M.D., over the death of her husband, which occurred shortly after Stroud performed surgery
on him. During voir dire, Stroud, who is Caucasian, used three of his peremptory strikes to remove all black panelists from the panel of potential juro... More...
   $0 (12-21-2017 - TX)

Joanie Latin v. Bellio Trucking, Inc. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Defendant-Appellant Bellio Trucking, Inc., appeals from the district court’s
order granting Plaintiff-Appellee Joanie Latin’s attorney’s fees of $175,003.42.
Order, Latin v. Bellio Trucking, Inc., No. 1:13-cv-01837-WYD-KMT, 2016 WL
9725289 (D. Colo. Nov. 23, 2016). Our jurisdiction arises under 28 U.S.C. § 1291,
and we affirm.
This case stems from a Title V... More...
   $0 (12-21-2017 - CO)

Yasmin Montano v. Megan J. Brennan District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Yasmin Montano brought this action against the Postmaster General under
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e—2000e-17 (Title VII),
alleging that her supervisors at the United States Postal Service (USPS) had illegally
discriminated against her based on her gender and had retaliated against her for
complaining about the discrimination. The district court gra... More...
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Jacqueline Lewis v. City of Union City, Georgia, Chief of Police Charles Odom Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Jacqueline Lewis, an African-American police detective in Union City,
Georgia, was terminated abruptly from her position after about ten years of service.
The ostensible reason was that Ms. Lewis was absent without leave—this
notwithstanding that the Union City Police Department (“UCPD”) only days
earlier had placed her on indefinite administrative leave pending resolution of theMore...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - GA)

Paul Richard Butts v. Marcus Martin, et al. Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Plaintiff–Appellant Paul Richard Butts, a Hasidic Jewish federal prisoner at the Federal Corrections Complex in Beaumont, Texas (“FCC
United States Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit
December 8, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
No. 15-41640
Beaumont”), filed a Bivens1 suit against numerous Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”)
employees, all of whom worked at FCC Beaumont. ... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - TX)

North Tulsa Counseling Services, Inc. v. Petrina Holloway MoreLaw Suites 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - North Tulsa Counseling Services, Inc. sued Petrina Holloway on a breach of contract theory.

Filed Date: 02/24/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: HOLLOWAY, PETRINA Disposed: DISMISSED - SETTLED, 12/13/2017. Dismissed- Settled
Issue ... More...
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Robert Wellman, Jr. v. Butler Area School District and Dr. John Wyllie Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert Wellman, Jr., appeals the District Court’s order dismissing his complaint without prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction because he failed to exhaust his administrative remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq. He contends that the Court erred because none of his claims seek relief under the IDEA and, in any event, exhaustio... More...   $0 (12-13-2017 - PA)

Paul D. Jonson v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Plaintiff-Appellant, Paul D. Jonson ("Jonson") commenced
two different actions against the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation ("FDIC"), challenging its decision to terminate his
employment.1 When the case reached the district court, the court
dismissed Jonson's complaint for lack of subject matter
jurisdiction. Jonson appeals the district court's decision.
First, Jonson ... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - MA)

Tanja Vidovic v. City of Tampa Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Jury Awards Former Firefighter On Discrimination Theory

Tanja Vidovic, age 36, sued the City of Tampa on a civil rights theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000e claiming that she was discriminated against because she was pregnant and that the City retaliated against her when she complained.

She claimed that three captains asked her for sex and the city retaliated against her afte... More...
   $245000 (12-08-2017 - FL)

Epona, LLC v. County of Ventura Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Epona, LLC and Michael Fowler (collectively, Appellants) appeal the district court’s order dismissing Appellants’ First Amendment and Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons (RLUIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc et seq., claims, and denying as moot Appellants’ motion for a preliminary injunction. Appellants challenge the County of Ventura’s (the County) permitting scheme, which requires
4 EPON... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - CA)

Debvra Cherkaoui v. City of Quincy District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Debra Cherkaoui ("Cherkaoui"
or "Plaintiff") appeals from the district court's grant of summary
judgment in favor of her former employer, the City of Quincy,
Massachusetts ("City" or "Defendant"), on her claims of employment
discrimination, retaliation, and constructive discharge. She
argues that the district court erred by adopting the magistrate
judge's Report and Recomme... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - MA)

Carlos Cornwell v. State of Tennessee Cornwell to get minimum of 25 years for running over wife

The Petitioner was indicted on one count of first degree premeditated murder for the March 2008 death of his wife, Leoned Cornwell. State v. Carlos Radale Cornwell, No. E2011-00248-CCA-R3-CD, 2012 WL 5304149, at *1-2 (Tenn. Crim. App. Oct. 25, 2012), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Mar. 5, 2013). Following a jury trial in May 2009, the Petitioner was convicted of the lesser-included offense of second d... More...   $0 (12-04-2017 - TN)

Rose Anwar v. DOW Chemical Company, Meglobal International PZE; Ramesh Ramachandran Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rose Anwar appeals the district court’s dismissal of her claims and argues that the district court erred in granting a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and a motion for summary judgment to Defendants-Appellees MEG
International and The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) respectively. Anwar also argues that
the district court erred in denying her request for additional discover... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - MI)

Derrick Allen v. Envirogreen Landscape Professionals, Inc.

Derrick Allen appeals the summary judgment dismissal of his retaliation claim based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and the denial of his motion for reconsideration of the judgment. For the following reasons, we AFFIRM.
* Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent e... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - LA)

Malissa Julian v. Glenair, Inc.

Appellant Glenair, Inc., challenges the denial of its motion to
compel arbitration of respondents’ claim under the Labor
Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA; Lab.
Code, § 2698 et seq.). Glenair contends an agreement
respondents executed during their employment with the
company was an enforceable postdispute agreement
obligating them to arbitrate the claim. We h... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - CA)

Eugene Lamar Jenkins v. The State of Texas Trial begins for man accused of capital murder

In his first issue, Jenkins asserts that the trial court erred in denying his objections
to the State’s use of its peremptory challenges to strike two African-Americans on the
jury panel—Venireperson No. 6 and Venireperson No. 31. Jenkins asserts that the State’s
actions denied him due process of law and equal protection of the law in violation of
Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. ... More...
   $0 (11-27-2017 - TX)

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