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Arbitration Law
The City of Lubbock, Texas v. Lazaro Walck

Appellee Lazaro Walck filed a Whistleblower Act1 suit against his employer, the City of Lubbock. When the trial court denied the City’s plea to the jurisdiction, the City brought this interlocutory appeal.2 We will reverse and render in part, vacate and dismiss in part, and otherwise affirm the order of the trial court.
1 The Texas Whistleblower Act is contained in chapter 554 of the Texas Gov... More...
   $0 (11-16-2015 - TX)

Oasis Legal Finance Group v. Coffman

Oasis Legal Finance Group, LLC; Oasis Legal Finance, LLC; Oasis Legal Finance
Operating Company, LLC (collectively, “Oasis”); and Plaintiff Funding Holding, Inc.,
d/b/a LawCash (“LawCash”), operate nationwide, but they began doing business in
Colorado in 2004 and 2001, respectively. They provide money to plaintiffs with
pending personal injury claims arising from events such a... More...
   $0 (11-16-2015 - CO)

Curtis Davis v. Producers Agricultural Insurance Company

Mr. Davis farms in Pulaski County, Georgia. ProAg is a private insurance
company that writes federal crop insurance policies pursuant to a Standard
Reinsurance Agreement with the FCIC. At all times relevant to this action,
Mr. Davis maintained a crop insurance policy written by ProAg to cover his cotton
crop. In 2008, Mr. Davis’s cotton crop had a low yield caused by periods of ... More...
   $0 (11-15-2015 - GA)

Chevron Corp. v. Donziger

A provincial court in Ecuador has entered a multibillion dollar judgment against Chevron Corporation ("Chevron") in an action brought by indigenous peoples in the Amazonian rain forest (the "Lago Agrio Plaintiffs" or "LAPs").1 The gravamen of their case is alleged pollution of the rain forest in years ending in 1992 by Texaco, Inc. ("Texaco"), the stock of which Chevron acquired at the end of 2001... More...   $0 (11-15-2015 - NY)

Duffey v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

Duffey alleges the following background facts in the operative complaint. The court
accepts these facts as true for the purposes of this motion. Michael Coppel Promotions Pty. Ltd.
v. Michael Bolton, 982 F. Supp. 950, 953 (S.D.N.Y. 1997). This summary of the facts also
references two contracts and the Box of Flair itself, all of which are integral to the operative complaint.1 <... More...
   $0 (11-15-2015 - NY)


Shortly after the conclusion of the AFC Championship Game on January 18, 2015, senior
NFL officials undertook an extensive (reportedly $3+ million) investigation into the
circumstances surrounding the use by the Patriots of seemingly under-inflated footballs during
that game's first half. On January 23,2015, the NFL publicly announced that it had retained
Theodore V. Wells, Jr.... More...
   $0 (11-15-2015 - NY)

Broad Street Energy Company v. Endeavor Ohio, LLC

For some time, Broad Street Energy Company has owned many oil-and-gas leases in northeast Ohio. In recent years, that market has changed, leading many to launch shale-drilling (often called fracking) initiatives designed to extract oil and gas from shale formations that typically lie much deeper below the surface than the underground formations from which Broad Street (and others) have extracted ... More...   $0 (11-13-2015 - OH)

Gerard Brady v. Cumberland County

The summary judgment record contains the following evidence seen in
the light most favorable to Brady as the non-moving party. See Angell v. Hallee,
2014 ME 72, ¶ 16, 92 A.3d 1154. Brady has been a detective with the Cumberland
County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) since 1994.
In late 2002 or early 2003, Brady became licensed to conduct polygrap... More...
   $0 (11-11-2015 - ME)

United Brotherhood of Carpenters v. Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC

Appellee Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (“TZC”) was awarded the 
contract to design and build the Project on December 17, 2012.  After winning the 
contract, TZC divided assignments for three different categories of formwork 
between two local unions, Dockbuilders Local 1556 (“Dockbuilders”) and 
Carpenters Local 279 (“Carpenters”), both of which are represented by the 
Appellant... More...
   $0 (11-08-2015 - NY)

Celeste C. Grynberg v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

Celeste C. Grynberg—individually and as trustee on behalf of the Rachel Susan
Trust, Stephen Mark Trust, and Miriam Zela Trust—and Jack J. Grynberg petitioned the
federal district court to vacate an arbitration award that had been entered against them
and in favor of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (“KMEP”) and Kinder Morgan
CO2 Company, L.P. (“KMCO2,” and together with KMEP, “... More...
   $0 (11-02-2015 - CO)

Walker v. McGuire

In October 2012, plaintiff, Reuben D. Walker, filed a putative class action complaint against defendant, Pamela J. McGuire, clerk of the circuit court of Will County, challenging, inter alia, the constitutionality of section 15-1504.1 of the Code. At the time the complaint was filed, section 15-1504.1 provided, in relevant part, as follows: “Filing fee for Foreclosure Prevention Program Fund. (a)... More...   $0 (10-31-2015 - IL)

Jerome Cha v. 357 Incorporated d/b/a Reco Enterprises ADBA Reco Construction Co., et al.

Tulsa, OK - Jerome Cha sued 357 Incorporated d/b/a Reco Enterprises ADBA Reco Construction Co.,Phillips Slaughter Rose, Inc., Paul M. Rose, Danny R. Mitchell Architect, P.C., Danny R. Mitchell, Tulsa Tie Scaping, Inc.,Belongia Consultants, Inc., David L. Belongia, Chandler Materials Company, Bill Martin, Bebee Engineering and Ron Bebee on breach of contract, professional negligence, breach of impl... More...   $0 (10-29-2015 - OK)

Creative Artists Agency, LLC, Twisted Roads Touring, LLC, 4FINI, Inc., Brett Saliba, Sarah Siquieros F/K/A Sarah Baer, and Kevin Lyman v. Las Palmas Race Park, LLC Las Palmas Downs, Inc. and Front Porch Entertainment

Appellants, Creative Artists Agency, LLC, Twisted Roads Touring, LLC, 4FINI, Inc., Brett Saliba, Sarah Baer, and Kevin Lyman (collectively “Creative Artists”) appeal from the trial court’s denial of their motion to compel arbitration with appellees, Las Palmas Race Park, LLC, Las Palmas Downs, Inc., and Front Porch Entertainment, Inc. (collectively “Las Palmas”). By their first issue, appellants c... More...   $0 (10-29-2015 - TX)

Kleen Energy Systems, LLC v. Commissioner of Energy & Environmental Protection

The issue in this appeal is whether the defendant, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, acting through the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (authority),1 had jurisdiction to resolve a dispute between the parties to a contract relatingtotheprovisionofelectricalcapacity.Pursuant toGeneralStatutes§ 16-243m,2 theauthorityconducted a proceeding to develop a form contract betwee... More...   $0 (10-28-2015 - )

Sandra Saks, Lee Nick McFadin, III, and Margaret Landen Saks v. Broadway Coffeehouse LLC

This is the second appeal this court has considered involving: (1) the real property located at 5321 Broadway (“Property”); and (2) 5321 Broadway Partners, the Texas general partnership which owns equitable title to the Property (“Partnership”).
The first appeal addressed a challenge to a judgment entered in a probate proceeding confirming an arbitration award. The arbitration award resolved a... More...
   $0 (10-28-2015 - TX)

State of Maryland v. Philip Morris, Inc.

In 1998, Maryland and the 51 other Settling States entered the MSA, thus settling
their claims for “wrongful marketing and advertising of cigarettes, as well as damages
based upon the costs of treating smoking-related illnesses,” against three major cigarette
manufacturers – Philip Morris USA, Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and Lorillard
apprproval of the side agreement, and ... More...
   $0 (10-25-2015 - MD)

Michael Bandler, MB&Co, Ltd. a/k/a Michael Bandler & Company v. Cohen Rosenthal & Kramer, LLP

Plaintiffs Michael Bandler and MB&Co, Ltd. (“corporation”)
bring an interlocutory appeal from the trial court’s ruling that Bandler, a nonattorney, may not
represent corporation in this case. He argues that the trial court violated his due-process rights
by ruling on the basis of the parties’ respective written submissions on the issue of representation
without giving him pri... More...
   $0 (10-24-2015 - VT)

Robert A. Masters v. Leah Masters

The parties were married in 1993 and are the parents of one child, a daughter, born in January 2007. Dissolution proceedings began in 2012, and a year later, the parties signed an agreement to arbitrate under the Family Law Arbitration Act (FLAA). See Ind. Code § 34-57-51 et seq. The FLAA permits parties in a dissolution of marriage action to resolve their disputes through arbitration rather th... More...   $0 (10-22-2015 - IN)

Intrepid Investments, LLC v. Selling Source, LLC

In August 2010, Defendant Selling Source, LLC (“Selling Source”) acquired
assets (the “Acquired Businesses”) from Plaintiff Intrepid Investments, LLC
(“Intrepid”).1 The Transaction and Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase
Affiliates of both Intrepid and Selling Source were involved. The role of the affiliates is immaterial to the current dispute. The other selling entities later ass... More...
   $0 (10-20-2015 - DE)

United Brotherhood of Carpenters v. Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC

This case arises from the disputed assignment of certain construction work 
on the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project (the “Project”) to replace the 
Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River in New York.  The work is governed 
by the New York State Thruway Authority Project Labor Agreement Covering 
the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project (the “Project Labor Agreement”... More...
   $0 (10-20-2015 - NY)


Premium Transportation Staffing, Inc. (employer) and Dallas National
Insurance Co. (insurer) appeal from an adverse ruling on their petition for judicial
review of a final agency decision by the Iowa Workers’ Compensation
Commissioner that awarded permanent and total disability benefits to Alan
Bowers. The appellants challenge the agency determinations (1) finding Bowers
... More...
   $0 (10-17-2015 - IA)

Jennifer Diane Nunez v. Pinnacle Homes, LLC and SUA Insurance Company

We granted the defendants’ writ application in this case to determine
whether the lower courts erred by imposing personal liability on the sole member
and manager of a limited liability company (“L.L.C.”). The issue presented concerns
the scope of the narrow professional duty exception to the general rule of limited
liability for members, managers, employees, and agents of an... More...
   $0 (10-16-2015 - LA)

William A. Brandt, Jr. v. Horseshoe Hammond, LLC

In this adversary proceeding, Wil‐
liam Brandt, acting as plan administrator for Equipment Ac‐
quisition Resources (“EAR”), seeks to avoid and recover
fraudulent transfers made to the Horseshoe Casino (“Horse‐
2 No. 14‐2174
shoe”). Brandt alleges that EAR made fraudulent transfers to
Sheldon Player, the original owner of EAR, and that Player
used... More...
   $0 (10-13-2015 - IL)

511 S. Park View v. Maria Tsantis

Appeal from an order awarding $12,375 in attorney fees to Maria Tsantis and Michael Iorio following an unlawful detainer court trial.


Plaintiff 511 S. Park View, Inc. appeals from an order awarding $12,375 in attorney fees to defendants Maria Tsantis and Michael Iorio following an unlawful detainer court trial. Plaintiff contends the award of attorney fees was limit... More...
   $0 (10-13-2015 - CA)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 824 v. Verizon Florida, LLC

The primary question in this labor arbitration appeal is an unusual one: did
the arbitrator exceed his power by issuing a substituted award after he determined
that he had exceeded his power in the original award? After close review and oral
argument, we agree with the district court that he did, and we affirm.

The plaintiff, International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker... More...
   $0 (10-12-2015 - FL)

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