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Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles v. Herbert Clay

Petitioner, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles ("DHSMV"), seeks
second-tier certiorari review of a circuit court order granting Herbert Clay's ("Clay") firsttier
petition for writ of certiorari.1 The circuit court quashed DHSMV's administrative order
1 We have jurisdiction pursuant to Fla. R. App. P. 9.030(b)(2)(B). See also Art. V,
§ 4(b)(3), Fla. Const.
2
af... More...
   $0 (12-19-2014 - FL)

Trans Health Management, Inc., et al. v. Richard Nunziata

In these consolidated cases arising out of the death of a nursing home resident, defendant Trans Health Management, Inc. (THMI), and nonparties Alan M. Grochal1 (the Receiver), Maria Elena Chavez-Ruark (the Receiver's counsel), Fundamental Long Term Care Holdings, LLC (FLTCH), Murray Forman, Leonard Grunstein, and Fundamental Administrative Services, LLC (FAS) seek review of the final judgment ent... More...   $0 (12-19-2014 - FL)

Jose A. Duarte v. California State Teachers' Retirement System

Jose A. Duarte (Duarte) appeals from the trial court’s denial of his petition for writ of administrative mandamus, through which he asserts that his application to the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) for disability retirement benefits has been improperly denied. After hearing, an administrative law judge (ALJ) upheld CalSTRS’s denial of Duarte’s application for benef... More...   $0 (12-18-2014 - CA)

Lennar Homes of California, Inc. v. Stella Stephens

The agreements between Lennar and Stephens and between Lennar and the Youngs contain identical indemnity clauses. In this lawsuit, Lennar attempts to enforce those indemnity clauses, seeking to recover attorney fees and costs incurred in defending a class action lawsuit, brought initially by Stephens, and later joined by Timothy Young—but not Melissa Young—in the United States District Court f... More...   $0 (12-18-2014 - CA)

Adriana Gianturco Saltonstall v. City of Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team, have played at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly called Arco Arena) since 1988. In January 2013, the team’s then owners entered into a tentative agreement to sell the Sacramento Kings to a group of investors in Seattle, Washington. Seeking to keep the team in Sacramento, the City of Sacramento (City) partnered with Sacramento Basketball Holding... More...   $0 (12-18-2014 - CA)

Sharon McGill v. Citibank, N.A.

Plaintiff and respondent Sharon McGill sued defendant and appellant Citibank, N.A. (Citibank) for unfair competition and false advertising in offering a credit insurance plan she purchased to protect her Citibank credit card account. Alleging claims under California’s unfair competition law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200 et seq.; hereinafter UCL), false advertising law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17500... More...   $0 (12-18-2014 - )

Employees Retirement System of Texas v. Cynthia A. Garcia

This appeal presents questions of first impression regarding the availability of
occupational-disability retirement benefits for Texas state employees following 2003 amendments
that significantly limited the statutory definition of an “occupational disability.” As amended, the
definition requires that an “occupational disability” “result[] . . . solely from an extremely dange... More...
   $0 (12-18-2014 - TX)

LeaAnne Klentzman and Carter Publications, Inc., d/b/a The West Fort Bend Star v. Wade Brady

Appellee, Wade Brady, sued appellants, Carter Publications, Inc. d/b/a The
West Fort Bend Star (“The Star”) and LeaAnne Klentzman, a reporter for The Star,
alleging that they defamed him in a January 15, 2003 article (“the Article”). Based
2
on the jury’s verdict in Wade’s favor, the trial court signed its final judgment awarding him actual and exemplary damages. In nin... More...
   $0 (12-18-2014 - TX)

Florida Peninsula Insurance Company v. Maricela Cespedes

Maricela Cespedes brought an action against her property insurer, Florida
Peninsula Insurance Company, for failure to pay benefits regarding her claim for
sinkhole damages. Florida Peninsula moved for summary judgment arguing that Ms.
Cespedes' policy excluded sinkhole damage. Ms. Cespedes countered with a motion
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for partial summary judgment in which she argued that her h... More...
   $0 (12-17-2014 - FL)

United States of America v. Joseph Megwa, M.D.

DALLAS, TX – A physician and a home health agency manager were sentenced for their roles in a $3 million Medicare fraud conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Joseph Megwa, M.D., 60, of Arlington, Texas, and Ebolose Eghobor, R.N., 49, of Grand Prairie, Texas, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ed Knikeade to 120 months and 48 mo... More...
   $0 (12-17-2014 - TX)

California Insurance Guarantee Association v. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and Elite Surgical Centers Escondido, L.P.

We issued a writ of review on the petition filed by the petitioners in this matter to
address the two questions raised in the petition: (1) Does the Workers' Compensation
Appeals Board (the Board) retain jurisdiction over a medical billing dispute pertaining to
more than 300 consolidated claims, after the Legislature passed significant workers'
compensation reform legislation that ... More...
   $0 (12-16-2014 - CA)

Ann Elaine Campbell v. City of Spencer

The City of Spencer (“Spencer”), the Town of Forest Park (“Forest Park”),
and Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue (“Blaze”)1 (collectively the “Municipalities”),
acting under a search warrant, seized 44 horses from Ann Campbell’s properties.
After a forfeiture hearing, a state district court in Oklahoma issued an order
granting Spencer and Forest Park’s joint forfei... More...
   $0 (12-16-2014 - OK)

Ventura Foothill Neighbors v. County of Ventura

As Oliver Wendell Holmes said: "Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government." (Rock Island A. & L.R. Co. v. United States (1920) 254 U.S. 141, 143; 65 L.Ed. 188, 189.) Our own California Supreme Court remarked: " 'It is hard to see why the government should not be held to a like standard of rectangular rectitude when dealing with its citizens.' [Citation.]" (Farrell v. County o... More...   $0 (12-15-2014 - CA)

Monique Hudson v. County of Los Angeles

A former deputy in the Sheriff’s Department of Los Angeles County, while on temporary disability leave resulting from knee injuries, was discharged from her employment on grounds later found by the county Civil Service Commission to be unjustified. During the long Civil Service Commission proceedings leading to its order restoring her employment, however, the county’s retirement authority gran... More...   $0 (12-14-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Kala D. Rains

San Diego, CA - A federal jury convicted Potrero, California, resident Kala D. Rains, 47, of seven counts of conspiracy and alien smuggling after a trial before the Honorable Anthony J. Battaglia. The jury also found that the ranch used by Rains to facilitate the conspiracy should be forfeited to the United States Government.

According to evidence presented in court, Rains acted in concer... More...
   $0 (12-10-2014 - CA)

Estuardo Ardon v. City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles (City) appeals the trial court's order denying its motion to compel Estuardo Ardon to return privileged documents it turned over to his counsel pursuant to a Public Records Act (PRA) request and to disqualify his counsel. Ardon contends that by producing the documents, the City waived statutory privileges that would have permitted it to refuse the request. He also contends ... More...   $0 (12-10-2014 - CA)

Aaron Jordan, Michael Jordan, Heather Jordan, Gilbert Jordan, Phyllis Ann Woods and Donna Joyce Curtis v. Cynthia Kay Lyles

Aaron Jordan, Michael Jordan, Heather Jordan, Gilbert Jordan, Phyllis Ann Woods, and Donna Joyce Curtis appeal the trial court‟s judgment notwithstanding the verdict entered in favor of Cynthia Kay Lyles. In two issues, Appellants argue that the trial court erroneously rendered judgment notwithstanding the jury‟s verdict and, alternatively, the evidence supports the jury‟s verdict for interf... More...   $0 (12-10-2014 - TX)

South Kingstown School Committee v. Joanna S.

The Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act, or IDEA, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq., is a landmark
federal statute now twenty-five years old. It offers federal funds
to states that agree to provide protections to make sure disabled
children receive a "free appropriate public education." Id.
§ 1412(1). Rhode Island, where this case arose, accepted IDEA
funding and thus agre... More...
   $0 (12-09-2014 - RI)

In re MAYA L., A Person Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law.

Ashley L. (mother) was arrested for child endangerment after her four-year old daughter, Maya L., fell from the trunk of a moving vehicle. Maya was subsequently declared a dependent child of the court pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 3001 and placed in the custody of her father, Aaron H. (father). At the six-month review hearing, the trial court terminated jurisdiction and entered... More...   $0 (12-08-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. John Chance Houle

GREAT FALLS, MT – Former Chippewa Cree Tribal Chairman John Chance Houle, 50, of Box Elder, pleaded guilty today to four felonies involving bribery, embezzlement, obstruction of justice, and tax evasion, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. Houle had been charged in four indictments handed down by a federal Grand Jury investigating corruption in Indian Country. Houle appeared befo... More...   $0 (12-08-2014 - MT)

Ronald Fagg v. Csk Auto, Inc.

Over the course of several decades, Ronald Fagg was
exposed to various asbestos-containing products at work sites, during personal
automotive repairs, during time vacationing and living in the Libby, Montana area. He
was later diagnosed with asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease. In this action,
he seeks damages from a number of seller and manufacturer defendants, who he<... More...
   $0 (12-08-2014 - WA)

United States of America v. William Joseph Watson

SAN DIEGO – Del Mar physician William Joseph Watson became the first doctor in the Southern District of California in recent memory to be sentenced to federal prison for prescribing thousands of Oxycodone pills and other highly addictive painkillers without any legitimate medical purpose.

U.S. District Judge James M. Lorenz sentenced Watson to almost five years in custody at a hearing t... More...
   $0 (12-08-2014 - CA)

Loren R. Shirk v. United States of America

We are asked to decide whether the United States may be
held liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act for the offreservation
actions of two tribal police officers.
SHIRK V. UNITED STATES 5
I
A
On October 19, 2006, at approximately 5:00 p.m.,
Detective Michael Lancaster and Sergeant Hilario
Tanakeyowma (the “Officers”), two tribal police officers
employed by ... More...
   $0 (12-08-2014 - AZ)

In the Interest of R.T.M. and I.M., Children

Raechel and Raymond (the mother and father, respectively, of R.T.M. and I.M.) appeal from the termination of their parental rights to the children, who were aged three and five years old. The issues they raise each deal with what they claim to be the insufficiency of the evidence to terminate the parent-child relationship with each of them and to justify the appointment of the Texas Department of ... More...   $0 (12-08-2014 - )

Wendy Gregory v. Mary Fallin and The State of Oklahoma, Office of the Governor

COMES NOW the Plaintiff, Wendy Gregory, and submits her causes of action for
Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against the Defendant, Honorable Mary Fallin, in her official
capacity as Governor of the State of Oklahoma, and the State of Oklahoma Office of the
Governor (“Governor’s Office”together as “Defendants”) pursuant to the Oklahoma Open
Records Act, 51 OS. §24A.l, ... More...
   $125000 (12-05-2014 - OK)

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