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Damian Stinnie v. Richard D. Holcomb Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

This case arises out of a constitutional challenge to Virginia Code § 46.2-395, pursuant to which anyone who fails to pay court costs or fines imposed after a conviction is subject to suspension of his or her driver’s license. Plaintiffs Damian Stinnie, Demetrice Moore, Robert Taylor, and Neil Russo owe court debts and, because of their inability to pay, have had their licenses suspended. They all... More...   $0 (05-24-2018 - VA)

Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - ME)

ANTHONY R. BORKOVEC vs. DISH NETWORK CORPORATION and GALLAGHER BASSETT SERVICES, INC

On July 26, 2009, a drunk driver crossed the centerline and hit Borkovec’s
vehicle head-on. The crash resulted in significant work-related injuries to Borkovec
and killed the other driver’s son. Borkovec’s right femur, patella of his right knee,
and right heel bone were fractured; he suffered contusions to his chest, broken
ribs, and nerve damage in his right knee and foot. ... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - IA)

Tommy Dowdy and Sharon Morris-Dowdy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

In 2014, Appellant Tommy Dowdy suffered a serious
injury to his left leg as the result of an automobile accident.
His leg was eventually amputated below the knee. Mr.
Dowdy and his wife, Sharon Morris-Dowdy, sought
accidental dismemberment benefits under an employee
welfare benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Appellee
... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this toxic tort suit, Rhonda Williams appeals the District Court’s grant of summary judgment against her and in favor of Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (“Mosaic”).
* Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation.
Case: 17-10894 Date Filed: 05/14/2018 Page: 1 of 22
2
Ms. Williams alleged that toxic substances emitted fr... More...
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Mark Burns v. Daniel P. Martuscello, Jr., et al. Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

12 Plaintiff‐Appellant Mark Burns appeals from a February 10, 2015 decision
13 and order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
14 York (Kahn, J.), adopting the report‐recommendation of the magistrate judge
15 (Hummel, M.J.) in its entirety, and granting summary judgment to defendants.
16 Burns brought several Section 1983 claims, alleging ... More...
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Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

Kimmy McNair and Larry McNair v. Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals We Turn Your Successes Into Marketing Call Today! 888-354-4529

This matter is before this Court upon a June 9, 2017, order of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit certifying the following question:
Whether West Virginia law permits a claim of failure to warn and negligent misrepresentation against a branded drug manufacturer when the drug ingested was produced by a generic manufacturer.
By order dated August 30, 2017, this Cou... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TAYLOR ARNETT

After granting a petition for review in this case, the Kansas Supreme Court held that restitution may be ordered against a defendant in a criminal case if the loss to the victim was proximately caused by the crime of conviction. State v. Arnett, 307 Kan. 648, Syl. ¶ 7, 413 P.3d 787 (2018). The court reversed this panel's decision that the State failed to show a sufficient causal connection for res... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - KS)

Katherine Evans v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal concerns four consolidated
cases involving similar alleged violations of the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692e(8). Plaintiffs defaulted on credit cards, and defendant
Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”), an Illinois debt collection
agency, bought the accounts for collection. The Debtors
Legal Clinic (the “Clinic”) sent separate le... More...
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GranCare, LLC v. D/b/a VAle Healthcare Center v. Ruth Thrower Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Defendant-Appellant GranCare LLC (“GranCare”)
removed a diversity case to federal court, arguing that the
sole non-diverse defendant, nursing home administrator
Remy Rhodes, was fraudulently joined as a defendant in
order to defeat diversity and prevent removal. The district
court remanded the case and awarded costs and attorney’s
fees to Plaintiffs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § ... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - ca)

STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRETT PRESLEY KRAFT

The underlying facts supporting the criminal charges are taken from the affidavit of probable cause filed with the district court. On May 12, 2016, Haley Fryback went to the hospital after Kraft physically abused her during an argument in their mutual home. Fryback reported that Kraft hit, choked, and kicked her in the throat. He also prevented her from leaving the residence when he locked her key... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH RUTIGLIANO, PETER J. AJEMIAN,  MARIE BARAN, PETER J. LESNIEWSKI

The fraud scheme for which defendants stand convicted sought  to take advantage of a disability pension plan made available to LIRR 
16-3754-cr (L) United States v. Rutigliano  
employees  by  the  RRB.  The  LIRR’s  own  pension  plan  allowed  employees with 20 or more years of service to retire as early as age 50  and to receive payments equal to half their pre‐retirement income. ... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - )

Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, Intervener and Appellant


Nikki Moore for California News Publishers Association as
Amicus Curiae on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Katie Townsend, Bruce D. Brown and Caitlin Vogus for
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press as Amicus Curiae
on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, Timothy K. Talbot
and Jacob A. Kalinksi for Plaintiffs and Responde... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - CA)

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. v. Island Transporter, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. hired
Island Transporter, LLC to ferry three construction vehicles and
their drivers from Rockland, Maine to North Haven, Maine. The M/V
ISLAND TRANSPORTER encountered rough seas while traversing
Penobscot Bay, and two of the vehicles tipped over onto the
vessel's port bulwark. Sawyer Brothers, Inc., and its owners Ryan
and Ross Sawyer (collectively, "... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - ME)

The Regents of the University of California v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Katherine Rosen

After he enrolled in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
Damon Thompson experienced auditory hallucinations. He believed other
students in the classroom and dormitory were criticizing him. School
administrators eventually learned of Thompson’s delusions and attempted to
provide mental health treatment. However, one morning Thompson stabbed
fellow student Katheri... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - CA)

Katherine K. Morgan v. Baker Hughes Incorporated District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Katherine Morgan, as wrongful death representative of her deceased husband
David Morgan, appeals the district court’s grant of judgment as matter of law
(“JMOL”) in favor of Baker Hughes Incorporated, issued after trial but before the
case was submitted to the jury. Because material disputes in the evidence remain for
resolution by the jury, we conclude that JMOL was inappropriate.... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - WY)

Winnifred H. Jackson v. Lowe's Home Centers, L.L.C., et al. State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit (Shreveport)

Ms. Jackson, an attorney and the proprietor of Good Samaritan
Funeral Home, bought an LG refrigerator from Lowe’s Home Center on
Airline Drive in Bossier City in June 2014. Lowe’s employees delivered it to
her house, in Oak Alley Subdivision in Bossier City, on June 13. According
to her petition, Ms. Jackson immediately discovered during the installation
that it was not th... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffer Group USA, Inc.; FAG Bearings, LLC

From 1973 to 1982, FAG Bearings Corporation released thousands of gallons
of trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile organic compound now classified as a hazardous
substance, at its manufacturing facility in Joplin, Missouri. In 1991, the Missouri
Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) detected TCE
contamination in residential wells in the Villages of Silver... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - MO)

Billy Ryan Looney v. Sheila D. Moore, et al. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Through their parents, Plaintiffs DreShan Collins, Christian Lewis, and Jaylen Malone brought claims against Defendants for harms allegedly visited on Plaintiffs when the latter were enrolled in a clinical study while being treated for health issues accompanying their premature births. Defendants fall into three groups: (1) Dr. Carlo, the physician who designed and ran the study; (2) Internal Revi... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - AL)

Phyllis N. Gregory v. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, L.L.C. District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

This appeal involves an award of summary judgment to the defendant
on claims involving premises liability. For these claims, the defendant had
only limited duties for dangers that are considered “open and obvious.”
This limitation lies at the center of this appeal: The victim was killed by
cattle, and the danger from cattle is ordinarily open and obvious. Here,
though, the catt... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

Erik Rodriguez v. Department of Transportation

While a public entity may be liable for injuries caused by dangerous conditions of
public property (Gov. Code, §§ 830, 835),1
the entity may avoid liability through the
affirmative defense of design immunity (§ 830.6). (Hampton v. County of San Diego

1 Statutory references are to the Government Code unless otherwise indicated.
(2015) 62 Cal.4th 340, 342.) For design immun... More...
   $0 (03-28-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. ZACHARIAH HUDDLESTON

On December 6, 2016, Huddleston was indicted by the Logan County
Grand Jury on three charges, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and
Murder. However, a superseding indictment was filed in Logan County on April
11, 2017 charging Huddleston with: Count One, Aggravated Robbery, in violation
of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1), a felony of the first degree; Count Two, Aggravated
Burgl... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - OH)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TAYLOR ARNETT

On January 8, 2013, Taylor Arnett lent her mother's car to Joseph Stroble and Brandon Bryant so the two could break into houses. Allegedly, Stroble and Bryant then burglarized two different houses, damaging one in the process, and stole over $50,000 worth of property. Stroble returned the car to Arnett later that evening and gave her $200.

Arnett pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit ... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - KS)

Rita Buccheri v. GEICO Insurance Company Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Albuquerque, NM - Rita Buccheri sued GEICO Insurance Company on a breach of insurance contract theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
02/23/2018 166 NOTICE of Briefing Complete by Rita Buccheri re 133 MOTION for Summary Judgment for Violation of the Unfair Practices Act, Trade Practices and Frauds Act or in the Alternative For Partial Summary Judgment for Insurance Bad Faith filed by Rita... More...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - NM)

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