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State of Washington v. Evergreen Freedom Foundation, d/b/a Freedom Foundation Thurston County Courthouse - Olympia, Washington

The State of Washington appeals the CR 12(b)(6) dismissal of its regulatory enforcement action against the Evergreen Freedom Foundation (the Foundation). The State filed suit after learning from a citizen complaint that the Foundation had provided pro bono legal services in support of local initiatives in Sequim, Chelan, and Shelton without reporting the value of those services to the Public Discl... More...   $0 (11-07-2017 - WA)

State of Tennessee v. Antonio Henderson Tennessee Supreme Court

The Defendant and his co-defendant, Marvin Dickerson, were jointly indicted for one count of especially aggravated robbery and one count of attempt to commit second degree murder as to victim Shabaka Reed; one count of attempt to commit aggravated robbery as to victim Nathan Cannon; one count of attempt to commit aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault as to victim Tiffany Fleming; ... More...   $0 (11-07-2017 - TN)

ROBERT MARKHAM TAYLOR V. AYETTE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On December 20, 2013, Alex Johnson was killed and his body placed in
a barrel, which was then left in the Kentucky River near Interstate 75. The last
two people to see Johnson alive were Taylor and Timothy Ballard (a.k.a. "Tiny").
. . What emerged at trial were two conflicting narratives as to the final Hours of
Johnson's life.
A. Ballard's Testimony.
Ballard testifie... More...
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United States v. Tamie Samuels Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

In March 2015, Tamie Marie Samuels (“Samuels”) filed an alien relative visapetition (Form I-130) for the benefit of her new husband, Randell Samuels(“Randell”). The petition asked, “Have you ever before filed a petition for this or anyother alien?” Samuels falsely checked “no.” A jury convicted Samuels of knowinglymaking a false statement with respect to a material fact in an immigration matter in... More...   $0 (11-06-2017 - IA)

Stara Orien v. Mista L. Lutz

Defendants Mista L. Lutz and Russell A. Howells appeal
from an order granting attorney fees to plaintiff Stara Orien,
respondent here, after the trial court entered an interlocutory
judgment of partition in her favor. The trial court found that an
attorney fee provision in an earlier settlement agreement among
the parties applied to the partition action, and thus awarded allMore...
   $0 (11-04-2017 - CA)

Leonard Cottrell, et al. v. Alcon Laboratories, et al. Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this putative class action, consumers of prescription eye medication allege that manufacturers and distributors of the medication packaged it in such a way that forced them to waste it, violating the consumer protection statutes of their home states. The District Court dismissed the entire action for lack of jurisdiction, finding the consumers’ allegations of injury in fact insufficient to conf... More...   $0 (11-03-2017 - NJ)

State of Louisiana v. Gregory Lynn Johnson

On June 27, 2013, officers with the Shreveport Police Department
(“SPD”) responded to a 911 call from a residence located at 609 Central
Street in Shreveport, Louisiana. Officers found Walter Howard (“Walter”)
just inside the front door lying in a pool of blood with an apparent gunshot
wound to the chest. Walter was transported to the hospital, where he was
pronounced de... More...
   $0 (10-30-2017 - )

United States of America v. Arthur Nunes, III District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Former New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty To Making A False Statement To Commit Social Security Fraud

Arthur Nunes, III, 41, formerly of Dover, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty October 27, 2017 in federal court to making a false statement in order to obtain Social Security benefits.

According to court documents and statements made at today’s hearing, in February of 2012,... More...
   $0 (10-27-2017 - NH)

Paul Kendall v. Schripps Health

Plaintiff and appellant Paul Kendall's second amended complaint asserts several
types of class-wide claims that challenge the billing and collection practices of the health
facility operating an emergency room where he received care, defendant and respondent
Scripps Health (Scripps). As relevant here, Kendall seeks declaratory relief on contract
interpretation theories, and remedi... More...
   $0 (10-24-2017 - CA)

In Re: Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This case has a complex procedural history lasting more than a decade and spanning several state and federal venues. It began when the estates of several deceased nursing-home patients (the “Estates” or “Appellants”) brought a series of wrongful-death suits against a network of nursing homes. These suits collectively resulted in $1 billion in empty-chair judgments against the network. In an effort... More...   $0 (10-21-2017 - FL)

State of Idaho v. Jonathan Renfro

Coeur D'Alene, ID - Jury Convicts Man For Killing Police Officer

The State of Idaho charged Jonathan Renfro with first-degree murder for killing Sgr. Greg Moore in May of 2015. He was also charged with robbery, removing a firearm from a police officer and concealment of evidence.

Moore was on routine patrol when he was ambushed and killed by Renfro.

The defenses asserte... More...
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Rick Lovelady Carpets, Inc. v. G.R. Chapman Limited Partnership and George R. Chapman a/k/a G.R. Chapman Potter County Courthouse - Amarillo, Texas

RLCI brought suit against Chapman, alleging a false representation of material fact by Chapman caused RLCI injury under various tort and contract theories.2 Chapman sought and obtained summary judgment against RLCI on the entire case. Finding on this record the case was not capable of disposition by summary judgment, we will reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case for further p... More...   $0 (10-17-2017 - TX)

Maxine Stewart as Personal Representative, etc. v. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County, St Joseph's Health, Real Party in Interest

The petition in this case challenges a trial court order summarily adjudicating a
cause of action under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (the
Act), a cause of action for fraud by concealment, and another for medical battery, while
allowing other claims, including one for medical negligence, to proceed to trial. Stewart
is the representative of Anthony Carter... More...
   $0 (10-16-2017 - CA)

Charles Brooks v. Calatlantic Homes of Texas, Inc., f/k/a Standard Pacific of Texas, Inc. and Standard Pacific Corp.

Charles Brooks appeals a summary judgment granted in favor of appellees based on a statute of repose. Under the statute, certain suits against persons who construct an improvement to real property must be brought within ten years after the construction of the improvement. TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE ANN. § 16.009 (West 2002). The issue presented in this appeal is whether the statute of repose bars... More...   $0 (10-09-2017 - TX)

Willis E. Urick, III v. Dana Urick as Trustee, etc.

A beneficiary filed a petition for instructions as to
whether the “no contest” clause of his mother’s trust had
been violated after his sister sought to reform the trust to
eliminate his interest. The sister, in her capacity as trustee,
filed a special motion to strike the petition under Code of
Civil Procedure section 425.16 (the anti-SLAPP statute),
1
which the probat... More...
   $0 (10-09-2017 - CA)

United States v. Willie Greer Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

In this appeal from his criminal conviction for lying to an investigator, the defendant argues that the district court erred in calculating his sentence by improperly applying a cross-reference to the Accessory After the Fact provision,
USSG § 2X3.1, by relying on unproven factual allegations, and by denying him two requested
downward departures. Finding no merit to any of these claims, we... More...
   $0 (10-06-2017 - TN)

Quentin Scott v. City of Albuquerque Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

A New Mexico statute makes it illegal to “willfully interfere with the
educational process” at a public school. N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-20-13(D). In
2009, an Albuquerque Police Officer assigned to a middle school as a School
Resource Officer (“SRO”) relied on that statute to arrest a thirteen-year-old for
skipping class. The main question before us is whether qualified immunity
* ... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - NM)

United States of America ex rel., Joshua Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc.; Trinity Highway Products, LLC Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

The trial in this case offers two narratives. One of a hardworking man
who, angered by failures of guardrails installed across the United States—with
sometimes devastating consequences—persuaded a Texas jury of a concealed
cause of those failures. The other of the inventive genius of professors at Texas
A&M’s Transportation Institute, who, over many years of study and testing,
... More...
   $0 (10-04-2017 - TX)

Stephen Lukacs v. Christina Brooke Ice Hillsborough County Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (R.J. Reynolds) appeals a second amended final judgment entered in favor of Cindy Evers, in her capacity as personal representative of the Estate of Jacqueline Loyd. Evers' wrongful death action was predicated on claims that Loyd was an Engle1 class member and that Loyd's lung cancer was, at least in part, caused by R.J. Reynolds and Lorillard Tobacco Company (for who... More...   $0 (10-01-2017 - )

RSB Vineyards, LLC v. Bernard A. Orsi

This is a breach of warranty action in the absence of a warranty. Plaintiff RSB
Vineyards, LLC (RSB) purchased a vineyard jointly owned by the four defendants,
including a residence that defendants had renovated and converted into a wine tasting
room. RSB later learned that the renovated residence was structurally unsound for
commercial use and was forced to demolish it.
In res... More...
   $0 (09-29-2017 - CA)

Michael Souryavong v. Lackawanna County Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

This employee-overtime appeal raises questions as to
the nature of the evidence that is sufficient to create a jury
question on the purported “willfulness” of an employer’s nonpayment
of overtime. The question matters because a finding
of willfulness expands the limitations period for claims under
the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), in effect permitting a
plaintiff to re... More...
   $0 (09-25-2017 - PA)

United States of America v. David H. Brooks Federal Courthouse - Albany, New York

13 On September 14, 2010, David H. Brooks was convicted in the United
14 States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Seybert, J.) after a jury
15 trial on multiple counts of offenses relating to securities fraud, mail and wire
16 fraud, and obstruction of justice. He was also convicted of related tax offenses
17 based on his guilty pleas, which occurred after the ju... More...
   $0 (09-22-2017 - NY)

Sandra Slater v. United States Steel Corporation Eleventh Circuit - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

When an individual files for bankruptcy, he must file sworn disclosures listing his debts and his assets, including any pending civil claims, and identifying any lawsuits he has filed against others. Occasionally, a plaintiff who has a pending civil lawsuit fails to list the claims or lawsuit in these disclosures. In omitting this information, the plaintiff effectively takes inconsistent positions... More...   $0 (09-18-2017 - AL)

George Diego v. City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles (the City) appeals from a judgment
against it following a jury trial in a discrimination action brought
by two officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD or
the Department). The two officers, George Diego and Allan
Corrales (the Officers), respondents in this appeal, are both
Hispanic. They claim that they suffered discrimination within
the ... More...
   $0 (09-14-2017 - CA)

Jamie Landry v. Charlotte Motor Cars, LLC and American States Insurance Company Charlotte County Florida Courthouse - Punta Gorda, Florida

Jamie Landry appeals the trial court's order that dismissed her action for alleged odometer fraud against Charlotte Motor Cars, LLC, and American States Insurance Company (collectively, "the Dealership"), as a sanction for the asserted
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spoliation of the vehicle in question after it was repossessed. Because the Dealership failed to establish that the vehicle was lost, misplaced, or de... More...
   $0 (09-06-2017 - FL)

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