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United States of America v. Apple, Inc.

14 Since the invention of the printing press, the distribution of books has
15 involved a fundamentally consistent process: compose a manuscript, print and
16 bind it into physical volumes, and then ship and sell the volumes to the public.  
17 In late 2007, Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”) introduced the Kindle, a portable
18 device that carries digital copies of books, known as ... More...
   $0 (07-02-2015 - NY)

Eric Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc.

Plaintiffs, who were hired as unpaid interns, claim compensation as
employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law.
Plaintiffs Eric Glatt and Alexander Footman moved for partial summary
judgment on their employment status. Plaintiff Eden Antalik moved to
certify a class of all New York interns working at certain of defendants’
divisions between 2005 and 2... More...
   $0 (07-02-2015 - NY)

United States of America v. Eric M. Shaffer

SACRAMENTO, CA — Eric M. Shaffer, 42, of Modesto, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of theft of government property for taking Department of Defense property worth more than $316,000. Shaffer was an employee at the Department of Defense (DoD) Logistics Agency, San Joaquin Distribution Center, in Tracy, (Tracy DLA Depot). Shaffer regularly came into contact with new goods delivered by vender... More...   $0 (07-01-2015 - CA)

LVNV Funding v. Matthew Trice

¶ 1 This appeal comes to us from the circuit court of Cook County, the court having declared
sections 4.5, 14, and 14b of the Collection Agency Act (Act) (225 ILCS 425/4.5, 14, 14b (West
2008)) unconstitutional. Following remand from an appellate court decision in which that
court held—referencing, inter alia, the Act’s penalty provisions—that “a complaint filed by an
unre... More...
   $0 (07-01-2015 - IL)

George Schussel v. Commissioners of Revenue

Since the 1970s, George and Sandra Schussel2 have
owned property and business interests in Massachusetts, and have
had other close ties to the Commonwealth. The Schussels, who

1 Sandra Schussel.
2 Because they share a last name, we refer to George and
Sandra Schussel by their first names.
2
are married, filed no Massachusetts tax returns between 1989 and
2007. ... More...
   $0 (07-01-2015 - MA)

Webb Golden Valley, L.L.C. v. State of Minnesota

This appeal arises from a dispute over the State of Minnesota’s proposed
conveyance of land to the Golden Valley Housing and Redevelopment Authority
(“HRA”) pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 161.44 (2014), which governs the relinquishment of
land no longer needed for trunk highway purposes. Respondent Webb Golden Valley,
LLC (“Webb”) owns nearby land and challenges the proposed ... More...
   $0 (07-01-2015 - MN)

Barbara Fletcher v. Park County

¶1 Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(c), Montana Supreme Court Internal Operating
Rules, this case is decided by memorandum opinion and shall not be cited and does not serve
as precedent. Its case title, cause number, and disposition shall be included in this Court’s
quarterly list of noncitable cases published in the Pacific Reporter and Montana Reports.
¶2 Barbara and Scott ... More...
   $0 (07-01-2015 - MT)

Kay Eckler v. Neutrogena Corporation

This case concerns congressional intent with respect to label information on
sunscreen products: is it to be determined solely by the federal agency it charged with
ensuring uniform labeling for those products, or, in addition, by each state through
private civil suits. Appellants Kay Eckler and Steve Engel filed separate actions against
respondent Neutrogena Corporation alleging t... More...
   $0 (07-01-2015 - CA)

Sherry Williams v. Grand Ledge High School

In this personal injury action arising out of a fall that occurred in a high school, plaintiff,
Sherry Williams, as next of friend for her daughter, Victoria Williams,1
a minor, appeals by right
the trial court’s order granting summary disposition to defendants, Grand Ledge High School and
Grand Ledge Public Schools, based on governmental immunity. The trial court’s order also... More...
   $0 (06-30-2015 - MI)

Cash & Carry America, Inc. v. Roof Solutions, Inc.

The primary question in this case is whether a roofing contractor who performs work
on a structure owes a duty of care in tort to a third party owner of personal property inside
the structure. The answer is yes, although there are limits on the type of property damage
encompassed by this duty of care, as we shall discuss.
Cash & Carry America, Inc. (“CCA”), the appellant, is a ... More...
   $0 (06-30-2015 - MD)

City of Wilmington v. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1

Employers and employees typically agree on terms before work commences.
This common-sense custom did not prevail in the current dispute, which involves a
small bargaining unit of police captains and inspectors (the ―Bargaining Unit‖)
employed by the City of Wilmington (the ―City‖). Those individuals have been
working since mid-2010 without a contract. Negotiations between t... More...
   $0 (06-30-2015 - DE)

Delton R. Fair v. BNSF Railway Company

Plaintiff Delton R. Fair was working on the railroad. After he injured his back and
knee while trying to throw a switch, he brought this action against BNSF Railway
Company (BNSF) under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) (45 U.S.C. § 51 et
seq.), alleging that he was injured as a result of BNSF’s negligence. A jury found in
Fair’s favor and awarded him a total of $3... More...
   $0 (06-30-2015 - CA)

State of Oklahoma vs. Dell William Johnson

Norman, OK - State of Oklahoma vs. Dell William Johnson:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: CHEND, CHILD ENDANGERMENT by driving under the influence, in violation of 21 O.S. 852.1
Date of Offense: 01/12/2013
Party Name Disposition Information
Johnson, Dell William Disposed: DEFERRED, 02/20/2014. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: CHILD ENDANGERMENT by driving under the influence(... More...
   $0 (06-29-2015 - OK)

James Obergefell v. Hodge, Director, Ohio, Department of Health

The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach,a liberty that includes certain specific rights that allow
2 OBERGEFELL v. HODGES
Opinion of the Court
persons, within a lawful realm, to define and express their identity. The petitioners in these cases seek to find thatliberty by marrying someone of the same sex and having their marriages deemed lawful on the same terms andcon... More...
   $0 (06-26-2015 - DC)

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

The underlying dispute in this case concerns where housing for low-income persons should be constructed in Dallas, Texas—that is, whether the housing should be built in the inner city or in the suburbs. This dispute comes to the Court on a disparate-impact theory of liability. In contrast to a disparate-treatment case, where a “plaintiff must establish that the defendant had a discriminatory i... More...   $0 (06-25-2015 - TX)

David King v. Sylvia Burwell

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act adopts a series of interlocking reforms designed to expand coverage in the individual health insurance market. First, the Act bars insurers from taking a person’s health into account when deciding whether to sell health insurance or how much to charge. Second, the Act generally requires each person to maintain insurance coverage or make a payment to... More...   $0 (06-25-2015 - DC)

Don C. Robertson v. Robert E. Alling

¶1 Agreements between parties or attorneys in civil lawsuits are
not binding if disputed unless they are evidenced by a writing or made
orally in court. Ariz. R. Civ. P. 80(d). We here consider whether Rule 80(d)
makes a written settlement agreement unenforceable because it lacked the
written assent of clients who dispute their attorney’s authority to make the
agreement. Hol... More...
   $0 (06-24-2015 - AZ)

Michael Mazariegos v. Loretta E. Lynch

Placed in removal proceedings
after his arrest on state charges, Michael Jonathan Mazariegos
sought to forestall his removal based on his marriage to a United
States citizen and the hardship his removal would cause his family.
He prevailed before an immigration judge (IJ), but lost when the
government appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
Mazariegos did not se... More...
   $0 (06-24-2015 - MA)

WildEarth Guardians v. Montana Snowmobile Association

WildEarth Guardians, Montanans for Quiet Recreation,
Inc., and Friends of the Bitterroot, Inc. (collectively,
“WildEarth”), challenge the United States Forest Service’s
decision to designate over two million acres of public land in
the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (“Forest”) for use
by winter motorized vehicles, principally snowmobiles.
WildEarth alleges t... More...
   $0 (06-24-2015 - MT)

State of New Jersey v. Ivonne Saavedra

In this appeal, we review the trial court’s denial ofdefendant Ivonne Saavedra’s motion to dismiss her indictment for
official misconduct and theft by unlawful taking of public
documents. We also consider defendant’s constitutional and
public policy challenges to the official misconduct and theft
statutes as they apply to her case.
Defendant, an employee of the North Berg... More...
   $0 (06-23-2015 - NJ)

Lisa Wolman v. Eli Shouela

The initial reason for supervised visits was defendant father's psychological issues, particularly his anxiety over the child's food allergies and health, which manifested negatively in the child. As the motion court noted, a forensic report from 2011 establishes that even when the parties entered into the separation agreement (Agreement) in November of that year, defendant's parenting skills and ... More...   $0 (06-23-2015 - NY)

Tracfone Wireless, Inc. v. State of Idaho

This is an appeal out of Ada County from a declaratory judgment holding that TracFone
is a telecommunication provider under Idaho Code section 31-4802(15)(d). We affirm that
judgment.

I.
Factual Background.
TracFone Wireless, Inc., is a non-facilities-based commercial mobile radio service
provider (a pure wireless reseller) that provides prepaid wireless telecommunicat... More...
   $0 (06-23-2015 - ID)

Merilyn Cook v. Rockwell International Corporation and DOW Chemical Company

Harnessing nuclear energy is a delicate business. So is the statute before
us. Originally passed in the 1950s in an era captivated by the promise of nuclear
power and amended in the 1980s in the aftermath of the Three Mile Island
meltdown when prevailing public sentiment was perhaps less sanguine, the Price-
Anderson Act seeks both to promote the private nuclear energy industry and... More...
   $0 (06-23-2015 - CO)

Marvin D. Horne v. Department of Agriculture

Under the United States Department of Agriculture’s California Raisin Marketing Order, a percentage of agrower’s crop must be physically set aside in certain yearsfor the account of the Government, free of charge. The Government then sells, allocates, or otherwise disposes of the raisins in ways it determines are best suited to maintaining an orderly market. The question is whether the Takings... More...   $0 (06-22-2015 - CA)

City of Los Angeles, California v. Naranjibhai Patel

Respondents brought a Fourth Amendment challenge toa provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code that compels “[e]very operator of a hotel to keep a record” containing specified information concerning guests and to makethis record “available to any officer of the Los Angeles Police Department for inspection” on demand. Los Angeles Municipal Code §§41.49(2), (3)(a), (4) (2015). The questi... More...   $0 (06-22-2015 - CA)

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