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Jefferson County, Texas v. Victor Stines Jefferson County Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Appellant Jefferson County, Texas appeals from two orders of the trial court
denying its plea to the jurisdiction and granting appellee Victor Stines’s request for
a declaratory judgment and writ of mandamus to compel the County to submit to
arbitration. In five issues, the County argues that: (1) Stines failed to plead and prove
a valid waiver of the County’s immunity from suit; (... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

Bombardier Aerospace Corporation v. SPEP Aircraft Holdings, LLC, et al.

Appellees SPEP Aircraft Holdings, LLC (SPEP), PE 300 Leasing, LLC (PE 300),
Saracen Pure Energy Partners, LP (Saracen), Crane Capital Group, Inc. (Crane Capital), James
R. Crane (Crane), Floridian Golf Resort, LLC (Floridian Golf Resort), Champion Energy
Marketing LLC (Champion Energy), and Crane Worldwide Logistics, LLC (Crane Worldwide)
sued appellant Bombardier Aerospace Corpora... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - tx)

In the interest of M. T. R.

After the Williamson County court at law1 signed its “Order in Suit for Modification
of Support Order and to Confirm Support Arrearage” in August 2016, pro se appellant Dustin Shane
Reininger filed two notices of appeal. We affirm the Williamson County court at law’s order.
Procedural and Factual Summary
In 2003, the Travis County district court signed an agreed divorce degree diss... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

Sandra E. Parker v. Robert J. Glasgow, Jr.; and Glasgow, Taylor, Isham & Glasgow, P.C.

Is a former client barred as a matter of law from bringing a legal
malpractice claim against the attorney and law firm who assisted her in obtaining
a mediated property settlement and agreed judgment in a divorce based on the
attorney’s allegedly negligent pre-settlement advice? We hold that the answer is
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
no in this appeal from a take-nothing su... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles, ACLU of Southern California, Real Party in Interest

This writ proceeding returns to us on remand from the
California Supreme Court. Real parties in interest the ACLU of
Southern California and Eric Preven (collectively the ACLU)
sought disclosure under the California Public Records Act (PRA)
of billing invoices sent to petitioner the County of Los Angeles
Board of Supervisors (the County) by its outside attorneys. The
superi... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - CA)


Herd owns a parcel of land in the southeast quarter of section 32 of Protection Township in Comanche County, Kansas. This parcel of land has been in Herd's family since her grandfather purchased it in 1925; in 1950, the family built a farm house on the land, which is currently occupied by Herd's son and daughter-in-law.

Shrauner owns approximately 310 acres of land in section 33 of Pro... More...
   $0 (06-22-2017 - KS)

Joseph Husman v. Toyota Motor Credit Corporation

Joseph Husman, a 14-year employee of various Toyota
divisions at its Torrance campus in southern California, ran the
diversity and inclusion program for Toyota Financial Services
U.S.A., the brand name for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TFS
or Toyota). Following his termination in 2011, Husman sued
Toyota for discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Fair
Employm... More...
   $0 (06-22-2017 - )

American Humanist Association, Inc. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Plaintiffs, families with children enrolled in the Douglas County School
District RE-1 (“DCSD”) and the American Humanist Association (“AHA”), filed this
action challenging various DCSD practices as violations of the Establishment Clause
and the Equal Access Act (“EAA”). They contend that DCSD has engaged in a
pattern and practice of promoting Christian fundraising efforts and perm... More...
   $0 (06-20-2017 - KS)

Abigail Ross v. University of Tulsa United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

The plaintiff (Ms. Abigail Ross) was allegedly raped by a fellow
student at the University of Tulsa (Mr. Patrick Swilling). The alleged rape
led Ms. Ross to sue the university for money damages under Title IX of the
Education Amendments Act of 1972. Under Title IX, universities that
receive federal financial assistance cannot discriminate on the basis of
gender. See 20 U.S.C. §... More...
   $0 (06-20-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Kevin David McGovern Federal Courthouse - Helena, Montana

Great Falls, MT - Billings Contractor and Companies Sentenced to Two Years in Prison and $4.58 Million in Fines and Restitution

Kevin David McGovern was sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment, $880,000 in restitution (joint and several with his companies), $800,000 in fines, $500 in special assessments, and 2,000 hours of community service. CMG Construction, Inc., was ordered to pay $1.0... More...
   $0 (06-20-2017 - MT)

Jaime A. Scher v. John F. Burke

In Gion v. City of Santa Cruz (1970) 2 Cal.3d 29, this court held that
private owners of certain coastal property who allowed the public to use the
property for recreational purposes over a period of years thereby impliedly
dedicated property rights to the public. In response to that decision, the
Legislature enacted Civil Code section 1009, which limits the circumstances in
wh... More...
   $0 (06-19-2017 - CA)


In 2007, Braddy was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree
murder, two counts of kidnapping, burglary of a structure with an assault or battery
therein, child neglect causing great bodily harm, and attempted escape. Braddy v.
State, 111 So. 3d 810, 826 (Fla. 2012). On appeal, this Court set out the facts of
the crimes:
The evidence presented at Braddy’s... More...
   $0 (06-18-2017 - FL)

Ming-Hsiang Kao v. Joy Holiday

Plaintiff Ming-Hsiang Kao was employed by defendant Joy Holiday, a travel tour
company. He brought an action alleging, among other things, breach of contract and
violation of federal and state statutes regulating wages and overtime pay. After a bench
trial, the court ruled against Kao on his breach of contract and statutory claims but
awarded damages for unpaid labor under the equi... More...
   $0 (06-18-2017 - CA)

S. O. v. University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves, et al.

S.O. challenges the trial court’s order granting the plea to the jurisdiction filed by
appellees University of Texas at Austin President Gregory L. Fenves; University of Texas at Austin
Registrar Vincent Shelby Stanfield; University of Texas Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly;
University of Texas at Austin Professor Jeana Lungwitz; and University of Texas Regents Paul L.
Foster,... More...
   $0 (06-17-2017 - TX)

Snyder & Associates Aquisitions, LLC v. United States of America

In 2010, the Internal Revenue Service set a trap to catch
people filing for fraudulent tax refunds. The IRS enlisted the
assistance of plaintiffs’ tax preparation and refund-advance
businesses. It warned that refusal to cooperate would
interfere with a federal criminal investigation, it used millions
of plaintiffs’ dollars as bait, and it promised to reimburse
them for any ... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - )


On August 10, 2015, the State charged Martin with third-offense domestic
abuse assault causing bodily injury. After waiving his right to a jury trial, Martin
entered a plea of guilty on March 28, 2016. However, Martin later withdrew his
guilty plea and agreed to a trial on the minutes of evidence as filed along with the
trial information. The district court discussed Martin’... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - IA)

The Rossdale Group, LLC v. Timothy Walton

We are asked in this appeal to reverse a dismissal of a malicious prosecution
lawsuit. Defendant and respondent Timothy Walton (Walton) asked the trial court to
dismiss the case for lack of standing and lack of jurisdiction because the named plaintiff,
The Rossdale Group, LLC, was only a fictitious business name and the entity to which
that name was registered was ... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - CA)

Hermenia Jenkins v. Crosby Independent School District and Michael L. Williams in his Official Capacity as State Commissioner of Education

After the new superintendent of Crosby Independent School District (the District)
reassigned appellant Hermenia Jenkins from the position of principal at an intermediate school
within the District to that of an assistant principal at Crosby High School, Jenkins challenged the
reassignment pursuant to the District’s grievance procedure. After the District’s board of trustees
voted t... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Russell P. Stewart Federal Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Owner of Chardon company sentenced to nearly two years in prison for violating Clean Air Act while demolishing Canton buildings

The owner of a Chardon demolition company was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for violating the Clean Air Act when he did not take steps to abate asbestos when he tore down a building in Canton.

Russell P. Stewart, 48, was sentenc... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - OH)

Robin Hutchheson v. Eskaton Fountainwood Lodge

This case turns on whether an attorney-in-fact who admitted her principal to a
residential care facility for the elderly made a “health care” decision. If she did, as the
trial court found, she acted outside the scope of her authority under the power of attorney,
and the admission agreement she signed, and its arbitration clause this appeal seeks to
enforce, are void.
To answer... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - CA)


Martha Martinez came to Muscatine with her parents in 1997 when she was eleven years old. She attended Muscatine public schools and worked for several different employers in Muscatine County. When she was seventeen years old, Martinez applied for and obtained an Iowa driver’s license. She used a birth certificate in the name of Diana Castaneda, a person with a social security number, to obtain ... More...   $0 (06-14-2017 - IA)

United States v. Washington Group International Inc. f/k/a/ Morrison Knudsen, Corporation, Contrack International, Inc.; and Misr Sons Development S.A.E. a/k/a Hassan Allam Sons, Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID - Misr Sons Development S.A.E. Agrees to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Misr Sons Development S.A.E. (Hassan Allam Sons, “HAS”), a construction company with its principal place of business in Cairo, Egypt, has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle allegations that HAS submitted false claims in connection with U.S. Agency for International Development (US... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - ID)


On September 25, 2014, Carl Carter reported that his wife, Beverly (“Carter”), a
real estate agent, was missing. He stated that Carter had planned to show a house in Scott,
but when she had not returned home by 9:00 that evening, he became worried and drove
to the Scott residence. There, he saw Carter’s vehicle in the driveway and discovered that
she had left her purse inside t... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - AR)

United States of America v. Anthonio Rued-Ayala Federal Courthouse - San Jose, California

San Jose, CA - South Bay Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison

Anthonio Rueda-Ayala was sentenced to 120 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to his plea agreement, Rueda-Ayala, 31, of San Jose, admitted that beginning in June of 2013, and continuing through December of that year, h... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Michael Freshko Federal Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Former Miami-Dade Police Department Officer Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Exporting Firearms

Former Miami-Dade Police Department Officer Michael Freshko has entered a guilty plea to a criminal information charging him with conspiracy to unlawfully export firearms from the United States to the Dominican Republic, on flights from Miami International Airport.

Freshko, 48, ... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - FL)

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