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Reliance Insurance Company v. John Lyle Hibdon A/K/A/ J.L. Hibdon

Reliance Insurance Company (in liquidation) (“Reliance”) and Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association (“TPCIGA”) (collectively, “appellants”) sued John Lyle Hibdon a/k/a J.L. Hibdon, claiming that Hibdon interfered with appellants’ statutorily-prescribed rights to recover workers’ compensation payments by engaging in conversion, conspiracy, and unjust enrichment. ... More...   $0 (10-21-2010 - TX)

James Young v. Valt.X Holdings, Inc.

Following a securities transaction, James Young, Robert Worrall, and Shannon Gustafson (collectively, "Buyers") sued Valt.X Holdings, Inc. ("Valt.X"), Dennis Meharchand, and Brian Groh (collectively, "Sellers") based on numerous claims, including conspiracy, common law fraud, fraud in a stock transaction, negligence and gross negligence, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA... More...   $0 (10-15-2010 - TX)

Mark Richards v. Transocean, Inc.

This appeal arises out of allegations of negligence in allowing piracy and hostage taking at sea. Our task is to construe the specific ground upon which Transocean moved for a no‑evidence summary judgment. The district court granted the motion, and the plaintiffs bring three issues on appeal. Because Transocean’s motion for summary judgment failed to address a theory of liability contained ... More...   $0 (10-14-2010 - TX)

Robert L. Cullen v. J. Bennett McNeal

In this cross-appeal, the Appellants-Respondents (the Homeowners) argue the circuit court erred in (1) considering extrinsic evidence in interpreting the Declarations for Wright's Point; (2) construing the term "Developer"; (3) finding undeveloped land was a part of Wright's Point; (4) finding B. McNeal Partnership, L.P. was a "successor developer"; (5) finding the Developers were entitled to co... More...   $0 (10-06-2010 - Sc)

Rena Sobol Ackerman v. Sobol Family Partnership, L.L.P., et al.

The principal issue in this consolidated appeal,1 which arises out of a series of disputes2 concerning the management and oversight of a family partnership and various family trusts,3 is whether the plaintiffs’ attorney had apparent authority to make settlement proposals, engage in settlement discussions and bind the plaintiffs to a global settlement agreement with the defendants.4 The plaintiff... More...   $0 (09-28-2010 - CT)

David Holzemer v. City of Memphis

Defendant–appellant Monique Campbell appeals the district court’s denial of qualified immunity from the plaintiff–appellees’ First Amendment retaliation claim. David Holzemer and Downtown Buggy, LLC, sued Campbell, the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and various other state, county, and city officials under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for alleged violations of the First, Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteen... More...   $0 (09-15-2010 - TN)

Patrick James Grider v. City of Auburn, Alabama

Plaintiffs own a bar/restaurant in Auburn, Alabama and sued the City of Auburn (the “City”) and City employees under state tort law and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. Plaintiffs primarily claim the City and its agents filed false bribery charges and selectively enforced regulatory laws in order to harm the Plaintiffs’ business. Defendants moved for ... More...   $0 (09-11-2010 - Al)

Martin Mulhall v. United Here Local 355

Martin Mulhall (“Mulhall”), an employee at the Hollywood Greyhound Track, Inc., d/b/a Mardi Gras Gaming (“Mardi Gras”), appeals from the district court’s dismissal of his complaint against Mardi Gras and UNITE HERE Local 355 (“Unite”), a labor union, for violations of § 302 of the Labor Management Relations Act (“LMRA”). Mulhall sued Unite and Mardi Gras to enjoin enforcement of... More...   $0 (09-10-2010 - FL)

Binyam Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc.

This case requires us to address the difficult balance the state secrets doctrine strikes between fundamental principles of our liberty, including justice, transparency, accountability and national security. Although as judges we strive to honor all of these principles, there are times when exceptional circumstances create an irreconcilable conflict between them.

On those rare occasions, we... More...
   $0 (09-09-2010 - CA)

Thomas J. Gallagher v. Steve Magner

Several owners and former owners of rental properties in St. Paul, Minnesota brought these consolidated actions, challenging the City of St. Paul’s (“the City”) enforcement of its housing code. The property owners appeal the district court’s (1) dismissal of their claims on summary judgment, (2) denial of sanctions for spoliation of evidence, and (3) denial of discovery regarding Appellee ... More...   $0 (09-08-2010 - MN)

Sandra Corrales Favila v. Katten Muchin Rosenman, L.L.P.

The assets of Motion Graphix, Inc. were sold to Get Flipped, Inc. after the death of Motion Graphix‟s founder and shareholder, Richard Corrales. The Estate of Richard Corrales (Estate) through its executor Sandra Corrales Favila, Corrales‟s sister, sued Get Flipped and its founder, Raleigh Souther, who was Motion Graphix‟s only other shareholder, for claims including conversion, breach of fi... More...   $0 (09-03-2010 - CA)

Roger Waldner v. Janet Carr

This case arises from failed negotiations for the acquisition and management of H&W Motor Express, Inc. (“H&W”), a financially struggling trucking company in Dubuque, Iowa. Roger Waldner appeals the district court’s1 adverse grant of summary judgment on his various state law tort and contract claims against three sets of defendants: (1) Urban Haas and Patricia M. Haas (collectively the “Ha... More...   $0 (08-28-2010 - IA)

Roy Johnson v. City of Tulsa

Roy Johnson is an African-American who began working as a police officer
for the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) in 1976. In 1994, he filed a complaint
against the City of Tulsa (City) alleging racial discrimination in employment.

That action was certified as a class action in 1998. In December 2001, the district
court stayed the case to facilitate settlement. In April 2002 and ... More...
   $0 (08-28-2010 - OK)

Clarence Gross v. Town of Cicero, Illinois

Plaintiff Clarence Gross got more than he bargained for when he sued his former employer, the Town of Cicero (“the Town” or “Cicero”), and several related individuals for what he believed to be an unconstitutional firing. The Town countersued and won on a breach of fiduciary duty theory, while defeating Gross’s constitutional claims in the process.

After a bench trial, Gross was s... More...
   $0 (08-28-2010 - IL)

Emanuele Giacometti v. Aulla, L.L.C.

In this appeal we consider whether an accounting firm has a duty of care answerable in negligence to its client‟s employees when hired to prepare W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for the client. The trial court sustained the demurrer to the employees‟ second amended complaint against the accounting firm for professional negligence without leave to amend. We affirm the judgment.

FACTUAL AND... More...
   $0 (08-25-2010 - CA)

Dr. Herand Abcarian v. Timothy McDonald

After learning that the settlement of a medical malpractice claim against him had been reported to state and national professional authorities, Dr. Herand Abcarian filed this suit against the University of Illinois and a number of its employees alleging numerous violations of his constitutional rights. The district court dismissed the amended complaint in its entirety and entered a judgment dismis... More...   $0 (08-16-2010 - IL)

Keith Clayton Brooks, Jr. v. Steve Gaenzle

Appellant Keith Clayton Brooks, Jr., appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Appellees Steve Gaenzle and Paul Smith – deputies with the El Paso County, Colorado Sheriff’s Department – in his civil rights actions against them pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and his state tort action pursuant to Colorado Revised Statute § 13-80-119.1 The crux of Mr. Brooks’s appea... More...   $0 (08-10-2010 - CO)

Sandra Fanning v. John Potter

Sandra Fanning appeals the decision of the district court1 granting summary judgment for the United States Postal Service (“USPS”), her former employer.

Fanning’s complaint alleged that the USPS breached a settlement agreement entered into by the parties in 2003 after Fanning suffered an on-the-job injury, that it retaliated against her for filing administrative complaints of employme... More...
   $0 (08-06-2010 - AR)

Brown and Brown, Inc. v. Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General

The principal issue in this appeal1 is the scope of the confidentiality protections afforded by General Statutes § 35-42,2 a provision that authorizes the attorney general to demand, prior to the institution of any action or proceeding, discovery from any person3 whom he has reason to believe has violated any portion of the Connecticut Antitrust Act (antitrust act), General Statutes §§ 35-24 th... More...   $0 (08-02-2010 - CT)

Corey Airport Services v. City of Atlanta, Clear Channel and Barbara Fouch

Corey Airport Services sued the City of Atlanta, Clear Channel and Barbara Fouch on civil conspiracy theories claiming that defendant conspired to deprive Corey of its equal protection rights while bidding for the advertising contract at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2002.

The case, which was filed in 2004, concerned how the City of Atlanta procures contracts for ad... More...
   $17000000 (07-31-2010 - GA)

Michael Siegel v. Shell Oil Company

Michael Siegel, like many Americans, didn’t like the price he was paying for gasoline. So he sued five of the eight largest oil companies. Siegel moved for class certification, seeking relief under both the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (“ICFA”), 815 Ill. Comp. Stat. 505/2, and the common law doctrine of unjust enrichment. The district court denied class certif... More...   $0 (07-30-2010 - IL)

Gloria E. Swanson v. Citibank, N.A.

Gloria Swanson sued Citibank, Andre Lanier, and Lanier’s employer, PCI Appraisal Services, because she believed that all three had discriminated against her on the basis of her race (African-American) when Citibank turned down her application for a home-equity loan. Swanson also named her husband, Charles Routen, as a co-plaintiff and a co-appellant, but since Swanson is proceeding pro se, she m... More...   $0 (07-30-2010 - IL)

Rosemary Silguero v. Cretegruard, Inc.

This case presents the question of whether a terminated employee working in the area of sales has a viable claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy under Tameny v. Atlantic Richfield Co. (1980) 27 Cal.3d 167 (Tameny) against her subsequent employer when the employee‘s former employer contacts the employee‘s subsequent employer and informs it that the employee had signed an ... More...   $0 (07-30-2010 - CA)

Jovan Mosley v. The City of Chicago

This is an appeal from a grant of summary judgment in favor of the defendants in a § 1983 action that arose from the arrest and prosecution of plaintiff-appellant Jovan Mosley. Mosley was at the scene when a group of individuals beat Howard Thomas to death in 1999. Mosley arrived at the scene with the group that attacked Thomas and left the scene with the same group. Mosley and three other indivi... More...   $0 (07-29-2010 - IL)

Pablo Turull v. William E. Fergusson

Appellants, Pablo Turull and Ruth Turull, appeal the trial court’s rendition of a judgment that excluded the attorney’s fees awarded to the Turulls by the jury. Appellants argue that the trial court erred by granting a judgment notwithstanding the verdict on the issue of their attorney’s fees.

We reverse and render judgment.


In April 2001, William E. Fe... More...
   $0 (07-29-2010 - TX)

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