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Taylor Scott v. Gino Morena Enterprises, LLC Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Taylor Scott appeals from the grant of summary
judgment in favor of her former employer, Gino Morena
Enterprises, LLC (“GME”). Scott sued GME alleging
sexual harassment and retaliation under state law. The
parties stipulated to the dismissal of Scott’s state law claims
and Scott’s filing of an amended complaint asserting claims
under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 196... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - CA)

Jason Allen Strutz v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that Charles Goodwin, a gas station attendant at H.E.B.
supermarket, observed a brown car fueling at one of the pumps. The car started to leave without
paying, so Goodwin exited the booth, approached the car, and asked the driver to pay for the gas.
Goodwin said that the driver ignored him, and, as the car drove off, Goodwin banged on the roof of
the car a... More...
   $0 (04-29-2018 - TX)

ARCH COAL, INC. v. R. ALEXANDER ACOSTA, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF LABOR AND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The BLBA imposes liability on coal mine operators for payment of monthly benefits to coal miners who contract pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease, from their employment in the mines. See 30 U.S.C. §§ 922(a), 932(c). In order for an operator to be held liable, it must have employed the miner for at least one year and be “capable of assuming its liability for a claim.” 20 C.F.R. § 725.494(c), (e) ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - DC)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. HIACHOR KPODI United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

Hiachor Kpodi was arrested on May 9, 2013. The specific circumstances of his arrest and jury trial are detailed in Kpodi I and need not be repeated here. For our purposes, it is sufficient to note that Kpodi was ultimately convicted of possession with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams or more of cocaine base in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and § 841(b)(1)(B)(iii), and of possession of ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - DC)

State of Vermont v. Jasen Suhr v

Defendant appeals the trial court’s decision that he violated the
terms of his juvenile probation by failing to attend school, comply with his GPS-monitoring
requirements, and participate in a Restorative Justice Panel. Defendant also appeals the trial
court’s decision to revoke his youthful-offender status based on these violations. We affirm in
part and reverse and remand ... More...
   $0 (04-28-2018 - VT)

State of Tennessee v. Christopher Joel Hartwell

The case arises from the Defendant’s manufacturing and distributing stanozolol, a schedule III controlled substance. According to the State’s recitation of the facts at the guilty plea hearing,
[O]n March 20[th] of 2014, this is specifically in regard to C-22683, agents of the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force did conduct a search warrant on the Defendant’s residence. Defendant’s residence did... More...
   $0 (04-27-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Robert Landon Webster

The Appellant was charged with three counts of selling .5 grams or more of cocaine, one of which was within a school zone, based upon transactions with Phillip Williams who was working as a confidential informant with the Elizabethton Police Department.
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At trial, Corporal John Bulla with the Elizabethton Police Department testified as an expert in the field of narcotic... More...
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Dale E. Kleber v. CareFusion Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

The key provision of the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 prohibits
employment practices that discriminate intentionally against
older workers, and prohibits employment practices that have
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a disparate impact on older workers. 29 U.S.C. § 623(a)(1),
(a)(2); Smith v. City of Jackson, 544 U.S. 228 (2005). The central
issue in this appeal is ... More...
   $0 (04-27-2018 - IL)

Kirk W. Stephens v. Nancy A. Berryhill Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

Kirk W. Stephens contends that
he is disabled by diabetes, kidney disease, knee and back
 Of the Northern District of Illinois, sitting by designation.
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pain, heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis,
and obesity. He applied for and was denied Supplement Security
Income (“SSI”) benefits; on review the district court
reversed and r... More...
   $0 (04-26-2018 - IN)

Sara Sampra v. United States Department of Transportation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Sara Sampra sued her employer,
the United States Department of Transportation, alleging that
it interfered with her rights under the Family and Medical
Leave Act by reassigning her to a different position after she
returned from childbirth leave. The district court granted
summary judgment for the defendant on the merits, finding
that Sampra was offered essentially the same... More...
   $0 (04-24-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resources, LLC and Ohio Gathering Company, LLC (MarkWest) Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - The U.S. Government and Pennsylvania Settle With MarkWest for Air Emission Violations at Natural Gas Facilities

The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced a settlement today with MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resources, LLC and Ohio Gathering Company, LLC (MarkWest), which is expe... More...
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Robin Prince-Rivers v. Federal Express Ground; Randstad Temporary Agency Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Plaintiff Robin Prince-Rivers sued defendants Federal Express Ground (“FedEx”) and Randstad Temporary Agency (“Randstad”), alleging employment discrimination. The district court granted the defendants’ separate motions to dismiss. We affirm.
* Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumsta... More...
   $0 (04-24-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Karen D'Onofrio v. Vacation Publications, Inc. d/b/a Vacations To Go Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In this employment dispute, Karen D’Onofrio sued her former employer,
Vacations to Go (“VTG” or “Vacation”), a division of Vacation Publications, Inc.,
the largest seller of ocean-going cruises in the world, for interfering with her
rights under the Family Medical Leave Act. Vacation counter sued, alleging
that Karen and her husband, Michael D’Onofrio, breached Karen’s covenant
... More...
   $0 (04-24-2018 - TX)

George Matthew Sapp v. The State of Texas

Sapp lived with his common-law wife Priscilla2 and their three daughters:
Emily, who was seven years old; Brooke, who was six years old; and Allison,
who was five years old. While attending church, Sapp and Priscilla met a
nineteen-year-old woman named Dusti who told them that she was having some
problems at home, and they allowed her to move in with them.
Shortly afte... More...
   $0 (04-24-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Jin Chul "Jacob" Cha Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - California Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Renewable Fuel Fraud

Jin Chul “Jacob” Cha, 41, of Tustin, California, who pleaded guilty on January 11, 2018 to conspiracy to defraud the government and conspiracy to commit wire fraud was sentenced on April 20, 2018.

According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, Cha was a member of a conspirac... More...
   $0 (04-24-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. Dwayne E. Hans Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Cyber Criminal Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Attempting to Steal More Than $3 Million From a Financial Institution and Government Agencies

Defendant Conducted Unauthorized Intrusion into a Government Website, and Attempted to Defraud the U.S. Department of Defense and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Dwayne C. Hans, was sentenced on April 18, 2018 by Un... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - NY)

PATRICK WHIGHAM v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Patrick Whigham appeals the administrative suspension of his driver's license by the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDR).

Whigham was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). He was read a 2013 version of the DC-70 implied consent advisories, which included the criminal penalties found facially unconstitutional in State v. Ryce, 303 Kan. 899, 368 P.3d 342 (2016) (Ryce I), aff'd ... More...
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CITY OF LEAWOOD v. JENNI J. LEE

On February 3, 2015, the City of Leawood charged Lee with first-offense DUI and preliminary screening refusal. Lee was convicted as charged following a bench trial in the Leawood Municipal Court. She subsequently appealed to the Johnson County District Court. Lee filed a motion to suppress, alleging that law enforcement lacked reasonable suspicion to stop and detain her. The district court held a ... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Russel Patrick Bearshield District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Mescalero Apache Man Sentenced for Federal Assault Conviction

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Russel Patrick Bearshield, 30, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 30 months i... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - NM)

Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - CA)

Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospital’s efforts to collect debts.
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Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
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Washin... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - WA)

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio v. Lance Himes Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Enacted in 2016, Ohio Revised Code § 3701.034
requires the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to ensure that all funds it receives through six
non-abortion-related federal health programs are not used to contract with any entity that
performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions, or becomes or continues to be an affiliate of any
entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortion... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - OH)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SANDRA S. WILLIAMS

On October 21, 2016, the State filed a complaint charging Williams with one count of identity theft, one count of theft, and one count of criminal use of a financial card. During the first day of the preliminary hearing on the charges, Nathan Marah testified that he had been the general manager of a Steak & Shake restaurant in Johnson County since August 2016. On September 15, 2016, he received a ... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

CHRISTOPHER L. WAISNER v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2011, Waisner was convicted of various sex crimes in Shawnee County District Court. The underlying facts relating to the criminal case were summarized by this court in Waisner's direct appeal:

"This case involves allegations of sexual abuse lodged against Waisner by his daughter, T.G. Specifically, T.G. alleged that when she lived with Waisner during a period between May 2008 and J... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

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