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Robert Ramirez v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Company Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

Robert Ramirez traveled to West Texas and contracted a fungal infection
that ultimately resulted in the removal of one of his eyes. He sought benefits
under an accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance policy
provided by his employer. The insurer, United of Omaha Life Insurance
Company (United), denied the claim, and Ramirez filed suit. The district court
granted su... More...
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Earl Oldham v. O.K. Farms, Inc. Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Plaintiff Earl Oldham appeals the district court’s entry of summary
judgment in favor of Defendant O.K. Farms in this contract case. Because the
district court’s ruling was based on a theory that was not raised by Defendant or
briefed by either party, we reverse and remand for further proceedings.
Plaintiff has been raising chickens for O.K. Farms since 1995. On March
21... More...
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Park Pet Shop, Inc. v. City of Chicago United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit - St. Louis, Missouri

This case challenges Chicago’s “puppy mill” ordinance, which limits the sources from which pet stores may obtain dogs, cats, and rabbits for resale. The ordinance provides that pet retailers in the city “may offer for sale only those dogs, cats, or rabbits” ob-tained from an animal control or care center, pound, or kennel operated by local, state, or federal government or “a
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Joey Miller v. Fortune Commercial Corporation

Joey Miller (Miller) sued defendant Fortune
Commercial Corporation, the owner and operator of a chain
of Seafood City markets, and several other defendants
(collectively, Defendants), because, allegedly, they illegally
denied him service when he tried to enter two different
Seafood City stores with his service dog. Miller alleged three
causes of action: violation of the Unr... More...
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Melissa Mays v. City of Flint, Michigan Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This case arises out of the drinking-water
crisis in Flint, Michigan. The Plaintiffs are residents of the City of Flint who represent
themselves and seek to represent a class of similarly situated individuals. They allege that they
have been harmed since April 2014 by the toxic condition of the Flint water supply. The
Plaintiffs filed suit against several City and State officials i... More...
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Troy Lambert v. Nutraceutical Corporation Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f) allows a litigant to
seek an interlocutory appeal of a district court’s order
granting or denying class certification. This case is about
whether and when the fourteen-day Rule 23(f) deadline may
be tolled. In a matter of first impression for this court, we
hold that the Rule 23(f) deadline is not jurisdictional, thus
equitable exceptio... More...
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ASSN. DES ELEVEURS DE CANARDS V. XAVIER BECERRA Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

In 2004, California passed legislation to prohibit the practice of force-feeding ducks or geese to produce foie gras, an expensive delicacy made from their liver. California determined that the force-feeding process, which typically involves inserting a 10- to 12-inch metal or plastic tube into the bird’s esophagus to deliver large amounts of concentrated food, is cruel and inhumane. The state the... More...   $0 (09-15-2017 - CA)

Edward Tuffly, a/k/a Bud Tuffly v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

Edward “Bud” Tuffly, the treasurer of the National
Border Patrol Council, the union for Border Patrol agents,
seeks to compel, under the Freedom of Information Act, the
disclosure of the names of 149 non-citizens who were
released from detention pending a final determination
whether they will be removed—names that could be linked to
other personal information that has alrea... More...
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Daniel J. Ratajczak, Jr., et al. v. Beazley Solutions Limited and Land O'Lakes Inc v. Packerland Whey Products Inc et al.

Between 2006 and 2012
Packerland Whey Products, Inc., deceived at least one of its
customers about the protein content of a product called
Whey Protein Concentrate. Whey, the watery part of milk
that remains after the removal of curds, is rich in protein.
Removing whey’s nonprotein components generates a concentrate
that can be used in other products. Land O’Lakes,
Inc.... More...
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T.D. v. Kelcey Patton United States Court of Appeals - Denver, Colorado

T.D. sued Kelcey Patton under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violating his right to
substantive due process. He relies on a “danger-creation theory,” which provides that
“state officials can be liable for the acts of third parties where those officials created the
danger that caused the harm.” Currier v. Doran, 242 F.3d 905, 917 (10th Cir. 2001)
(quotations omitted).1
... More...
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United States of America v. Martin Jakubowski Federal Courthouse - Hammond, Indiana

Hammond, IN - Indiana Animal Control Officer Pleads Guilty to Interstate Diversion of Veterinary Drugs

Investigation Snares Martin Jakubowski for Providing Assistance to Suspected Dog Fighter

The Acting Superintendent of Animal Control and Parks for the city of Whiting, Indiana, pleaded guilty on August 24, 2017 to diverting prescription veterinary antibiotics that were the prope... More...
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Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. of Georgia v. City of Sandy Springs, Georgia Eleventh Circuit - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

We granted rehearing en banc to review the constitutionality of a municipal
ordinance prohibiting the sale of sexual devices in light of several recent Supreme
Court decisions which, it was argued, call into question the continued vitality of
this Court’s decision in Williams v. Attorney General (Williams IV), 378 F.3d
1232 (11th Cir. 2004). After we agreed to take the case en ba... More...
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Peggy Hill; Amy Walker v. Barry Goggins, d/b/a Cherokee Bear Zoo

Defendants Barry Coggins and Collette Coggins, doing business as the Cherokee Bear Zoo (collectively, “the Zoo”), keep, care for, and exhibit bears. In 2013, Plaintiffs Peggy Hill and Amy Walker (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) visited the Zoo, and observed four of the Zoo’s bears living in what Plaintiffs believed to be an inhumane setting. In response, Plaintiffs brought the instant suit against the... More...   $0 (08-14-2017 - NC)

Larry Devel Stewart v. Tony Trierweilder, Warden

In this habeas case, Larry Stewart claims that a Confrontation
Clause violation and prosecutorial misconduct undermined the fairness of his murder trial. But
No. 16-2149 Stewart v. Trierweiler Page 2
because the state court did not unreasonably reject these claims, we must reject his petition. We
reverse the district court’s contrary decision.
On the morning of Dec... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Buffis United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Joseph Buffis, our appellant and the town of Lee's (now-former) Chief of Police, took $4,000
from a duo accused of running a house of ill repute--and in return,
he promised to halt their prostitution prosecution. Buffis now
claims he didn't coerce the duo--they were completely
"comfortable" forking over their funds--so he cannot be guilty of
extortion. According to him, that me... More...
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BC Ranch II, L.P. a/k/a Bosque Canyon Ranch II, L.P.; BC Ranch I, Inc., Tax Matter Partners v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

Petitioners-Appellants, BC Ranch I, L.P. (“BCR I”), and B.C. Ranch II, L.P. (“BCR II”), (collectively the “BCR Partnerships” or “Appellants”), claim that Respondent-Appellee, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue (the “Commissioner”), wrongfully disallowed their charitable deductions for two conservation easements. Appellants contend that in ruling for the Commission, the Tax Court wrongfully class... More...   $0 (08-11-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Anthony Gaines, a/k/a "Monty," Lydell Harris, a/k/a "Sinn," Frank Nichols, Pedro Cuellar and Mari Atkinson Federal Courthouse - Trenton, New Jersey

Trenton, NJ - Five Plead Guilty in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution
New Jersey and Chicago-Area Defendants Convicted As Part of Operation Grand Champion

Four defendants pleaded guilty today and yesterday to federal charges for their roles in an inter-state dog fighting network spanning from New Mexico to New Jersey. U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton accepted the follo... More...
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American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, et al. v. Sonny Perdue

Since 1975, the United States Forest Service has protected and managed wild horses in the Devil’s Garden section of the Modoc National Forest in Northern California. That wild horse territory originally consisted of two separate tracts of land of roughly 236,000 acres. But at some point in the 1980s, a Forest Service map added in an approximately 23,000 acre tract of land known as the Middle Secti... More...   $0 (08-05-2017 - DC)

Milton Rolando Paz v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant, Milton Rolando Paz, with capital murder.1
Appellant pleaded not guilty. The jury found him guilty, and an automatic life
See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 19.02(b)(1) (West 2011), § 19.03(a)(8) (West Supp.
sentence was assessed. In three issues on appeal, Appellant argues (1) the trial court
abused its discretion by denying his ... More...
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Amy Bolton v. George K. Fisher

While walking to her mailbox on July 10, 2014, Amy Bolton was viciously attacked by two dogs owned by her neighbor, Mataba Kisenda Tucker. After undergoing seven surgeries as a result of the attack, Bolton sued Tucker and her landlord, George K. Fisher, and asserted separate causes of action for negligence, strict liability, public nuisance, and private nuisance. Among other things, Bolton’s petit... More...   $0 (07-26-2017 - TX)

Richardie Kelley v. North East Insurance Company

[¶1] Richardie Kelley appeals from the entry of a summary judgment in
the Superior Court (Penobscot County, Anderson, J.) in favor of North East
Insurance Company on the reach and apply action she brought pursuant to
24-A M.R.S. § 2904 (2016). The court concluded that the damages awarded to
Kelley in the underlying action, see 7 M.R.S. § 3961(2) (2016), were based on a
claim th... More...
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Eduardo Ernesto Carielo v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals - 4th District Indecency with a child

A.P. spent several weeks with Carielo, her father, during the summer of 2012. A.P. was
nine-years-old at that time.
On September 30, 2012, A.P. told her mother that Carielo sexually abused her during the
time she stayed with him. After an investigation, Carielo was indicted for one count of aggravated
sexual assault and two counts of indecency with a child. After several ... More...
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Around May 2012, Wilson and Cregut began dating. In March 2014, Wilson ended her relationship with Cregut. After the breakup, Wilson and Cregut continued to communicate and had what Wilson described as "an on and off thing." But on June 21, 2014, Wilson obtained a protection from abuse order against Cregut. Cregut was ordered not to have any contact with Wilson.

On June 29, 2014, Cregut... More...
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United States of America v. Richard D’Arcy, Jr. Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Richard D’Arcy, Jr., 37, of Buffalo, NY, who pleaded guilty to theft of mail by a postal employee, was sentenced to one year probation by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that on August 2, 2016, a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier discovered 52 pieces of mail, in delivery order, in a blue collecti... More...
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Penobscot Nation v. JANET T. MILLS, Attorney General for the State of Maine The Penobscot Nation

This litigation began shortly after the Maine Warden
Service and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
requested a legal opinion from Maine's then-Attorney General
William Schneider "regarding the respective regulatory
jurisdictions of the . . . Nation and the State of Maine . . .
relating to hunting and fishing on the [M]ain [S]tem of the
Penobscot Ri... More...
   $0 (07-07-2017 - ME)

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