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Cecil Daughtrey Jr. and Patricia A. Daughtrey v. Luis E. Rivera, II Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this case, Cecil and Patricia Daughtrey filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition for the sole purpose of preventing the sale of their property in a public auction to be held pursuant to a state court judgment that foreclosed the mortgage on the property. After the public auction was automatically stayed under 11 U.S.C. § 362(a), the trustee of the bankruptcy estate and the judgment creditor, 72 Pa... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - FL)

Oscar Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc.

This appeal addresses the circumstances under which a safety consultant retained
by a California employer owes a duty of care to the employer’s workers. California
recognizes the common law theory of negligent undertaking, which is described in
section 324A of the Restatement Second of Torts (section 324A). Our Supreme Court set
forth the five elements of a negligent undertaking ca... More...
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California Water Impact Network v. County of San Luis Obispo, Justin Vinyards and Winery, LLC

The County of San Luis Obispo (County) issues well
permits without conducting a California Environmental Quality
Act (CEQA) review. Appellant California Water Impact Network
petitioned for a writ of mandate to compel County to comply with
CEQA. County asserted that well permits are ministerial actions
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exempt from CEQA. The trial court agreed with County and
dismissed... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. LARRY W. INGRAHAM

On March 1, 2017, Ingraham was charged with class B misdemeanor battery in Neosho County for an incident that occurred on November 24, 2016. The case went to a
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bench trial on May 9, 2017. The victim in this case, S.I., is Ingraham's daughter. Some years before the incident, Ingraham and S.I.'s mother were divorced. S.I. lived with her mother in another town, but at the time of the inci... More...
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KARI KARST v. TIA BLEHM, and B&B INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, LLC

On August 22, 2014, Kari Karst, as renter, and Tia Blehm, as landlord and sole owner of B&B Properties, LLC (Blehm), signed a one-year lease for an apartment in
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Russell. The specific lease term began "on August 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM and end[ed] on August 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM." In compliance with the lease terms, Karst paid a security deposit of $325 and a pet deposit of $325—a total... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JACK HOLDEN

In the fall of 2007, Defendant and his associate, Lloyd Sharp, met with a group of investors from the Portland, Oregon, area to discuss the possibility of investing in a biofuel operation in Ghana.2 Defendant and Sharp had known each other for a long time, but they had reconnected and entered into a joint venture agreement only recently. The joint venture agreement provided that Defendant and Sh... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. Mark Gregory Jackson, Sr., Jimmy Don Winemiller, Jr. and Don "Terrell" Stpehens Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Little Rock Trio Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud; Exploited Program Assisting Distressed Businesses

Three Little Rock men pleaded guilty to participating in a fraudulent scheme that generated over $1 million in illicit profits by exploiting a government program designed to help distressed businesses. Mark Gregory Jackson, Sr., 61, Jimmy Don Winemiller, Jr., 53, and Don “Terr... More...
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STACI SCONIERS v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This case arises from a car accident that occurred on January 6, 2016, in Newark, New Jersey, between a car driven by Sconiers and a vehicle owned by USPS. About two weeks after the accident, Sconiers submitted an administrative tort claim form to USPS seeking damages for injuries that she claimed she suffered in the accident. Approximately seven months later, by letter dated July 14, 2016,... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - NJ)

Douglas Troester v. Starbucks Corporation

Upon a request by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.548), we agreed to answer the following question:
Does the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s de minimis doctrine, as stated in
Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co. (1946) 328 U.S. 680, 692, and Lindow v.
United States (9th Cir. 1984) 738 F.2d 1057, 1063, apply to claims for unpai... More...
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Linda S. Isaacs v. DBI-ASG Coinvestor Fund, III, LLC Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Paducah, Kentucky

Debtor Linda Isaacs filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and brought an adversary action seeking to invalidate a mortgage lien on her home, and to stop the sale of the home pursuant to a Kentucky state-court foreclosure judgment. The adversary complaint sought to avoid the mortgage—as unperfected because the mortgage was never validly recorded—under the strong-arm provision of the bankruptcy code. Afte... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - KY)

Bradley A. Cardew v. Commissioner, Social Security Administration Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Bradley Cardew—a wheelchair-bound individual with quadriplegia—landed a short-term, highly accommodated summer internship with Lear Corporation thanks to his cousin, a vice president at Lear. But as James Agate once quipped,
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No. 17-2287 Cardew v. Comm’r of Soc. Sec. Page 2
“Every good deed brings its own punishment.” This aphorism surely resonated with Cardew, though with a twist: hi... More...
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Whole Woman's Health v. Charles Smith Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

This is an emergency appeal from an extraordinary discovery order by the district court to a religious body. The court compelled document production of the group’s internal communications despite its status as a non-litigant and its voluntary furnishing of substantial discovery materials. Because the trial date looms, and with the benefit of full briefing from both parties, we elect to consolidate... More...   $0 (07-25-2018 - TX)

Brenda McCracken, et al. v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The plaintiffs in these consolidated appeals each settled a claim under their
automobile-insurance policies with the defendants. But now the plaintiffs maintain
that the defendants illegally reduced their settlement offers by taking into account
certain benefits they had previously paid the plaintiffs. The district courts dismissed
the plaintiffs’ putative class-action lawsuits aft... More...
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Navajo Nation Northern Edge Navajo Casino v. The Honorable Bradford J. Dalley, et al. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Appellants, the Navajo Nation and its wholly-owned government
enterprise the Northern Edge Navajo Casino (together, the “Tribe” or “Nation”),
entered into a state-tribal gaming compact with New Mexico under the Indian
Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”), 25 U.S.C. §§ 2701–2721. The Tribe agreed
not only to waive its sovereign immunity for personal-injury lawsuits brought by
visi... More...
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Brandon Wayne Taylor v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for committing three counts of indecency with a child, four
counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and one count of sexual assault of a child.
All of these alleged offenses involved appellant’s biological daughter, K.A.T. K.A.T. was
thirteen or fourteen years old when each alleged incident occurred. The incidents forming
the basis for these al... More...
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Troy Allen Timmins v. The State of Texas

After being involved in a car accident, appellant Troy Allen Timmins was indicted in
Bandera County for manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. He was arrested and
subsequently released from confinement on bail. The State moved to revoke Timmins’s bail,
alleging he had used drugs in violation of the conditions of his bail bond. The trial court set a
hearing on the State... More...
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Ernest Williams v. The State of Texas

As set out above, Williams was charged with assault family violence for allegedly
strangling Lee, and Williams asserts on appeal that there were various errors in the jury charge.
After several witnesses testified during the trial, including Lee, the jury charge was given to the jury.
The charge contains definitions for terms used in the charge, including the term “bodily injury,” sets... More...
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BUILDING ERECTION SERVICES COMPANY, INC. v. WALTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. and AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE COMPANY

This case concerns problems with the construction of a press box at the University of Kansas (KU) Memorial Stadium almost 20 years ago. It now comes before this court for a third time. On the first appeal, the court held that Building Erection Services Company, Inc. (BESCO), one of the subcontractors on the project, was contractually obligated to indemnify Walton Construction Company, Inc. (Walton... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2015

Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas authorized under K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA), and is located in the south central gaming zone. In 2007 the Legislature passed KELA which divided the state into four gaming zones—northeast, south central, southwest, and southeast—and authorized the Kansas Lottery to operate a single gaming fac... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis v. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC

Plaintiff Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis was involved in a tragic snowboarding
accident at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. On her last run of the day, she collided with a
snowcat pulling a snow-grooming tiller and got caught in the tiller. The accident resulted
in the amputation of her left leg, several skull fractures and facial lacerations, among
other serious injuries. She and her husba... More...
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Patrick Lafferty v. Wells fargo Bank, N.A.

This is the third appeal that comes to us in this case, which arises out of Patrick
and Mary Lafferty’s purchase of a defective motor home from Geweke Auto & RV
Group (Geweke) with an installment loan funded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (Wells
Fargo).
In Lafferty v. Wells Fargo Bank (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 545 (Lafferty I), this
court affirmed in part and reversed in part the actio... More...
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Tracy Schumpeter v. Warren Theatres, LLC, Warren Oklahoma Theatres, Inc., Crossland Construction Company, Inc. and Crossland Construction Company, Inc. Tulsa Press Club - 918-583-7737 415 South Boston Avenue Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Tracy Schumpeter sued Warren Theatres, LLC, Warren Oklahoma Theatres, Inc., Crossland Construction Company, Inc. and Crossland Construction Company, Inc. on personal injury negligence theories.... More...   $1 (07-19-2018 - OK)

Rodger Blanco v. Federal Express Corporation, d/b/a FedEx Express, Justin Digby and Matthew Wainer

In 2014 a FedEx employee stole about $380,000 worth of gold coins and gold bars from a
package entrusted to FedEx for delivery. Almost two years later, the sender, Rodger Blanco,
sued FedEx for negligent investigation and conversion. FedEx moved for summary judgment,
which the district court granted principally because the contract of
carriage required Mr. Blanco to file suit wi... More...
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WALTER REED vs. STATE OF IOWA and STATE OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A federal statute known as Title VI states, “No person in the United States
shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” See 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2015). A
federal report cited the Department of Transpo... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Dale Gilbert District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Phoenix, AZ - Government Contractor Found Guilty of Theft of Government Property

A former government contractor was found guilty on July 18, 2018 for his role in a scheme to unlawfully convert U.S. government property from the U.S military base at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, shipping items to his home in Arizona for resale.

After a three day trial, Michael Dale Gilbert,... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - AZ)

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