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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHAKA FATTAH, SR., KAREN NICHOLAS, ROBERT BRAND, HERBERT VEDERMAN

During the 1980s and ’90s, Fattah served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a Senator. In 1995, Fattah was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. In 2006, Fattah launched an unsuccessful run for Mayor of Philadelphia, setting in motion the events that wo... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PA)

Ricky Griffitts vs. Old Republic Insurance Company, BNSF Railway Company, and James M. Campbell Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

Appellant Ricky Lee Griffitts (“Griffitts”) was rear-ended by James Campbell (“Campbell”), an employee of BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”), in Springfield, Missouri. Campbell was driving a BNSF company vehicle and was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Numerous lawsuits ensued, including the instant equitable garnishment action that Griffitts filed against BNSF and its insurer, Old Republic (c... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - MO)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BION BLAKE INGRAM SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

At about 6:39 a.m. on October 30, 2015, a police officer pulled over Bion Ingram, who was driving on Highway 14 in Newton, Iowa. The officer had noticed the vehicle’s license plate was not illuminated as required. After speaking with Ingram, the officer also noticed the
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vehicle’s registration sticker did not match its license plate—the vehicle’s actual registration had expired in 2... More...
   $0 (07-03-2018 - IA)

Legacy Data Access, Inc. v. Cadrillion, LLC Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

In this diversity contract dispute, a jury awarded $256,500 for breach of contract and $1,499,999 for conversion. The jury rejected plaintiffs’ unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and the district court granted judgment as a matter of law to defendants on the abuse of process claim. In a second trial solely on punitive damages, another jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages. In respon... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - NC)

Shawna Rae Romero v. Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc., Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., Jeanette Louise Raeburn, Monica Churchill, a/k/a Monica Laws, and Art Niebieszczanski Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Tulsa, OK Shawna Rae Romero sued Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc., Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., Jeanette Louise Raeburn, Monica Churchill, a/k/a Monica Laws, and Art Niebieszczanski on premises liability theories.

Issue # 1. Issue: PREMISES LIABILITY (PREMISE)
Filed By: ROMERO, SHAWNA RAE
Filed Date: 05/09/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: CHURCHIL... More...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - OK)

Toll Processing Services, LLC v. Kastalon, Inc. and Pastalon Polyurethane Products Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Toll Processing Services, LLC (“Toll Processing”) appeals from the district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Kastalon, Inc. and Kastalon
* The Honorable Pamela Pepper, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 No. 15-3187
Polyurethane Products (collectively, “Kastalon”) on Toll Processing’s conversion and negligence... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - IL)

LAWRENCE EUGENE SHAW v. UNITED STATES

A federal statute makes it a crime “knowingly [to] execut[e] a scheme . . . to defraud a financial institution,” 18 U. S. C. §1344(1), for example, a federally insured bank, 18 U. S. C. §20. The petitioner, Lawrence Shaw, was convicted of violating this provision. He argues here that the provision does not apply to him because he intended to cheat only a bank depositor, not a bank. We do not ac... More...   $0 (12-26-2016 - DC)

Commonwealth v. Cassino

In August, 2011, a sixty-five year old woman was
found dead in her apartment in the South Boston section of
Boston. She was the victim of blunt force trauma caused by a
baseball bat. The defendant, Adam Cassino, was indicted for the
crime and a jury convicted him of murder in the first degree on
theories of deliberate premeditation and extreme atrocity or
cruelty. ... More...
   $0 (04-10-2016 - MA)

Saia v. Bay State Gas Co

The plaintiff appeals from a judgment of dismissal contending, as she did below, that a transaction involving the lease of a water heater was actually a credit sale in disguise, and, consequently, that the defendant's failure to
make certain required disclosures amounted to common-law misrepresentation and a violation of G. L. c. 93A. Guided by
Silva v. Rent-A-Center, Inc., 454 Mass. 6... More...
   $0 (12-16-2015 - MA)

Continental Western Insurance Company v. James Black, Jj Bugs, Ltd., Andrew Gustafson, Individually, and as Personal Representative of Stephanie Gustafson, Charles Adsit, Joe Patterson, and Mia Patterson

On December 27, 2010, James Black purchased three refrigerated trailers from Keizer Trailer Sales, Inc. (Keizer). The purchase was made pursuant to an Offer of Purchase Agreement (Purchase Agreement) prepared by Keizer. On its front side, the Purchase Agreement set forth the total price of the trailers and specified the following terms (with our emphasis added): These trailers are being purchas... More...   $0 (11-16-2015 - WY)

Sidney B. Hale, Jr. v. City of Bonham

The City of Bonham owned an airport hangar at its Jones Field Municipal Airport which it leased to Sidney B. Hale, Jr.1 After an ice storm caused the hangar’s roof to collapse, Hale sent a demand letter to the City seeking to recover some $400,000.00 in damages to property stored in the hangar and damaged by the collapse. After having received the letter, the City filed a suit for declaratory judg... More...   $0 (09-23-2015 - TX)

Lieberman v. Electrolytic Ozone, Inc.

In a prior decision issued May 29, 2013, Israel Discount Bank of New York v. First
State Depository Co., LLC,1 I determined the liability of First State Depository Co., LLC
(“FSD”), and Certified Assets Management, Inc. (“CAMI”), to Israel Discount Bank
(“IDB”). That case, which the parties have referred to as the “Related Action,” involved
the mishandling of collateral—rare c... More...
   $0 (08-31-2015 - DE)

Israel Discount Bank of New York v. Higgins, et al.

In a prior decision issued May 29, 2013, Israel Discount Bank of New York v. First
State Depository Co., LLC,1 I determined the liability of First State Depository Co., LLC
(“FSD”), and Certified Assets Management, Inc. (“CAMI”), to Israel Discount Bank
(“IDB”). That case, which the parties have referred to as the “Related Action,” involved
the mishandling of collateral—rare c... More...
   $0 (08-31-2015 - DE)

Needelman v. Dewolf Realty Co

Needelman entered into a one-year lease beginning on April 1, 2008, with the management company of DeWolf for an apartment on Greenwich Street in San Francisco (Greenwich apartment). DeWolf is an agent of M&H, the owner of the apartment building. After the lease expired on March 31, 2009, Needelman remained as a month-to-month tenant.
On December 22, 2011, DeWolf served Needleman with a t... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - CA)

William Klug v. J.P. Wickert and Ted Bovay, d/b/a Applause Entertainment

Appellant William Klug appeals the trial court’s order dismissing his lawsuit against appellees J.P. Wickert and Karl Bovay, d/b/a Applause Entertainment, for want of personal jurisdiction. Klug contends the trial court erred in granting appellees’ special appearance and subsequently dismissing his lawsuit because appellees did not negate all grounds asserted by Klug for the court’s exercise of pe... More...   $0 (07-16-2015 - TX)

Lisa Plunkett et al. v. Connecticut General Life Insurance Company and South Central RS, INC.

Appellants are former residents (the Residents) of Saratoga Springs
Apartments, a multi-unit apartment complex in Dallas that was closed due to mold
contamination. The Residents sued Connecticut General Life Insurance Company
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(the owner), South Central RS, Inc. (the manager), and others, alleging (1) property losses and personal injuries due to the toxic mold contamination and (2... More...
   $0 (05-29-2015 - TX)

Bently J. Wright v. David Weaver, et al.

Tulsa, OK - Bently J. Wright sued David Weaver, Billy & Dorothy Smith Trust, Billy Warren Smith, Dorothy Ann Smith and Amber R. Wright on breach of contract theories alleging:

COMES NOW, the Plaintiff, Bentley Wright, an individual, by and through his attorney of record, Gregory J. Denney of Gregory J. Denney & Associates, P.C., and for his cause of action against the Defendants, David We... More...
   $3000 (09-12-2014 - OK)

Idaho Military Historical Society, Inc. v. Holbrook Maslen and Aeroplanes Over Idaho, Inc.

This is an appeal from the district court’s order of attorney fees against the defendants, Aeroplanes Over Idaho (“AOI”) and Holbrook Maslen (“Defendants”), in a dispute arising from the claim of lien filed by AOI on a PT-23 Fairchild airplane (“Fairchild”) owned by the Idaho
Aviation Hall of Fame (“IAHOF”) and transferred to the Idaho Military Historical Society (“IMHS”)... More...
   $0 (06-17-2014 - ID)

Welco Electronics, Inc. v. Nicholas J. Mora

Defendant Nicholas J. Mora appeals from a judgment in favor of plaintiff Welco Electronics, Inc., and against defendant, on plaintiff’s claim for conversion, and against defendant and in favor of plaintiff on defendant’s cross-complaint. Defendant contends the trial court erred in denying his motion for nonsuit based on the ground of insufficient evidence to support the plaintiff’s cause of ... More...   $0 (01-23-2014 - CA)

Brian Anthony Martinez v. Bloomberg, L.P.

21 Plaintiff-Appellant Brian Anthony Martinez (“Martinez”) appeals from a
22 judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New
23 York (Furman, J.), dismissing his complaint for improper venue under Rule
24 12(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Martinez brought this action
25 against his former employer, Bloomberg LP (“Bloomberg”), a ... More...
   $0 (01-14-2014 - NY)

John C. McTiernan, Bear Claw Cattle Company, and Gail Sistrunk v. James L. Jellis

[¶1] James Jellis is a rancher in Sheridan County, Wyoming, and owns a beefalo cattle herd. Pursuant to an oral agreement with John McTiernan, Jellis kept his herd on McTiernan’s ranch near Dayton, Wyoming.1 A dispute arose between the parties regarding their oral agreement, culminating in a lien being asserted by McTiernan and a legal action being filed by Jellis. The jury found, inter alia, M... More...   $0 (12-11-2013 - WY)

Hallmark Specialty Insurance Company & Unitrin County Mutual Insurance Company v. Manriquez Trucking

This is a declaratory judgment action. Appellants, Hallmark Specialty Insurance Company and Unitrin County Mutual Insurance Company, each issued an insurance policy to Appellee, Manriquez Trucking.1 Manriquez sought a declaration in the trial court that, under the terms of the insurance policies,

1The named insured on both policies was “A.S. Manriquez Trucking Inc.”

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Hall... More...
   $0 (11-27-2013 - TX)

5 J Aviation, LLC v. Bank of America

5 J AVIATION, L.L.C. sued BANK OF AMERICA; TRAJEN FLIGHT SUPPORT L.P. d/b/a ATLANTIC AVIATION; FREDERICK RANDOLPH CRAFT, JR. an individual; BRUCE LYNDON MOORE, an individual; THOMAS RICHARD HUNTINGTON JR., an individual; and, KONI L. COUTS-SPEARS, an individual on civil fraud theories claiming:

1. Plaintiff is an Oklahoma limited liability company, with its principal place ofbusiness in O... More...
   $0 (11-20-2013 - OK)

Edward Lee Abram v. John James in his Individual Capacity and Big John Trucking, LLC

Appellant, Edward Lee Abram, appeals a summary judgment in favor of appellees, John James, in his Individual Capacity, and Big John Trucking, LLC, in appellant’s suit for breach of contract, breach of bailment, and conversion. We affirm.

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I. BACKGROUND

On April 5, 2011, appellant sued appellees based on the following allegations: in February 2003, appellant leased a space o... More...
   $0 (08-22-2013 - TX)

Begal Motor Company, Ltd. d/b/a Maroone Honda of Miami v. Michelle Cuello

Appellant/Cross-Appellee Bengal Motor Company, d/b/a Maroone Honda (“Maroone”) appeals from a final summary judgment in favor of Appellee/Cross- Appellant Michelle Cuello (“Cuello”) on count two of Cuello’s First Amended Complaint, while Cuello cross-appeals from the final summary judgment in Maroone’s favor on counts one, three, four and five of the First Amended Complaint. Our standa... More...   $0 (05-15-2013 - FL)

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