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Vallejo Police Officers Association v. City of Vallejo

The Vallejo Police Officers Association (VPOA) petitioned the superior court for
a writ of mandate alleging that the City of Vallejo (City) engaged in bad-faith bargaining
in violation of state law and then unilaterally imposed contract terms that impaired
VPOA members’ vested rights to retiree medical benefits that covered insurance
premiums up to the full cost of a Kaiser health ... More...
   $0 (09-24-2017 - CA)

Edward Bujnoch v. National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Amanda Bujnoch was a passenger in a vehicle that slid off the roadway and
rolled over after the vehicle encountered some oil-based mud cuttings. Amanda was
ejected from the vehicle and killed. National Oilwell Varco, L.P (NOV) had loaded
the mud into an open-top dump trailer that
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company (Big Red). Neither Big Red nor NOV ensured that the truckload of mud
had been secured... More...
   $0 (09-23-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Thurlee Belfrey, Foylee Belfrey and Lanore Belfrey Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Health Care Business Owners Plead Guilty To Fraud And Tax Charges

Three defendants pleaded guilty for their involvement in a years-long, multi-million dollar heath care fraud and tax conspiracy. THURLEE BELFREY, 52, ROYLEE BELFREY, 52, and LANORE BELFREY, 42, pleaded guilty on September 14, 2017, before Senior U.S. District Judge Ann D. Montgomery in Minneapolis, Minn. T... More...
   $0 (09-19-2017 - MN)

Gregory D. Hawk v. Eva S. Engelhart Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

After filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the Hawks claimed an exemption for funds held in an individual retirement account (“IRA”). They sought to exempt the funds from the bankruptcy estate because tax-exempt or tax-deferred assets held in a qualifying retirement account are generally exempt from creditors’ claims under Texas law. However, over the course of several months, the Hawks withdrew the f... More...   $0 (09-06-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Ravneet Singh Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Former Campaign Guru Ravneet Singh Sentenced for his Role in Laundering $600,000 in Foreign Money into 2012 San Diego Mayoral Election

Political consultant Ravneet Singh, former CEO of ElectionMall Technologies, was sentenced on August 31, 2017 to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for his role in funneling more than $600,000 in illegal foreign campaign... More...
   $0 (08-31-2017 - CA)

Joseph Tomlinson v. Douglas Knight Construction, Inc. Utah Supreme Court of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah

¶ 1 Utah Code section 78B-4-513(1) provides that “an action for defective design or construction is limited to” an action for “breach of . . . contract, whether written or otherwise, including both express and implied warranties.” The statute also states that such a claim may be brought only by a person who is “in privity of contract with the original contractor” or by a person with a right to sue... More...   $0 (08-30-2017 - UT)

T.D. v. Kelcey Patton United States Court of Appeals - Denver, Colorado

T.D. sued Kelcey Patton under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violating his right to
substantive due process. He relies on a “danger-creation theory,” which provides that
“state officials can be liable for the acts of third parties where those officials created the
danger that caused the harm.” Currier v. Doran, 242 F.3d 905, 917 (10th Cir. 2001)
(quotations omitted).1
... More...
   $0 (08-30-2017 - CO)

Orange County Water District v. Sabic Innovative Plastics US, LLC

The Orange County Water District (District) was created by the California
Legislature to protect and manage groundwater supplies within its territory, which covers
most of Orange County, California. The District and other regulatory agencies have long
been aware of localized groundwater contamination caused by hazardous substance
releases at various sites in the so-called "South Ba... More...
   $0 (08-26-2017 - CA)

Charles Sheffer v. Carolina Forge Company, LLC and Garrett Law Center, PLLC v. The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C.

¶1 This appeal involves two law firms disputing the trial court's division of a $234,462.34 contingent attorney fee fund. The court awarded $5,000.00 to attorney Rick Yohn, then awarded Appellant Garrett Law Center, PLLC (GLC) 25% of the fund and 75% to Appellee The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C. (HLF). We find the division was not against the clear weight of the evidence or contrary to law. Accordingly,... More...   $0 (08-22-2017 - OK)

Dennis Ponte v. County of Calaveras

Plaintiff Dennis Ponte is asking defendant County of Calaveras (County) to pay
him over $150,000 to reimburse him for work purportedly performed on the County’s
behalf pursuant to an oral contract. The contract did not contain any fixed payment, and
no bid was submitted--far less approved--pursuant to relevant county ordinances
governing public contracts. Ponte disregarded opportun... More...
   $0 (08-18-2017 - CA)

Michael W. Bond v. Lauren B. Bond

Michael Bond, the husband, appeals two nonfinal orders entered in
December 2016 in the underlying dissolution of marriage proceedings between him and
the wife, Lauren Bond. The first order denies, among other things, the husband's
petition to reinstate visitation, and the second order grants the wife's requests for
temporary child support, alimony, and attorney's fees. We reverse p... More...
   $0 (08-16-2017 - FL)

Energy Insurance Mutual Limited v. Ace American Insurance Company

This insurance coverage dispute arises from a massive explosion that occurred
when an unmarked petroleum pipeline was struck by an excavator. Numerous lawsuits
were filed against a range of defendants, including the pipeline owner and the staffing
agency providing personnel to the pipeline. After settling the lawsuits against the
pipeline owner, an excess insurer for the pipeline s... More...
   $0 (08-12-2017 - CA)

BC Ranch II, L.P. a/k/a Bosque Canyon Ranch II, L.P.; BC Ranch I, Inc., Tax Matter Partners v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

Petitioners-Appellants, BC Ranch I, L.P. (“BCR I”), and B.C. Ranch II, L.P. (“BCR II”), (collectively the “BCR Partnerships” or “Appellants”), claim that Respondent-Appellee, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue (the “Commissioner”), wrongfully disallowed their charitable deductions for two conservation easements. Appellants contend that in ruling for the Commission, the Tax Court wrongfully class... More...   $0 (08-11-2017 - TX)

James P. Naifeh v. Oklahoma Tax Commission

1 Article V, Section 33 of our Constitution restricts the Legislature's ability to enact "revenue raising" measures. It does so by requiring that such measures (1) originate in the House of Representatives, (2) be enacted prior to the last five days of the legislative session, and (3) be approved either by the people or by a three-fourths majority in each legislative chamber.1

¶2 Senate B... More...
   $0 (08-10-2017 - OK)

Levco Construction, Inc. v. Cleveland Construction, Inc., Whole Foods Market Rocky Mountain/Southwest, L.P.

Levco Construction, Inc. (“Levco”) sued Cleveland Construction, Inc. (“CCI”) and Whole Foods Market Rocky Mountain/Southwest L.P. (“Whole Foods”) for claims arising out of its role as a subcontractor on a construction project to build a Whole Foods store in Houston, Texas (“the Project”). CCI and Whole Foods also asserted claims against each other and Levco. Following a bench trial, the trial cour... More...   $0 (08-10-2017 - TX)

Robert Holmes v. Craig Cassel

Appellant Robert Holmes appeals from the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of appellee Craig Cassel. This suit began as a condemnation suit against Holmes, Cassel, and others regarding a tract of land in Houston. Proceeds from the condemnation sale were deposited into the registry of the court. Holmes
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and Cassel filed cross-claims against each other, with each arguing that... More...
   $0 (08-08-2017 - TX)

Orange County Water District v. Sabic Innovative Plastics US, LLC

The Orange County Water District (District) was created by the California
Legislature to protect and manage groundwater supplies within its territory, which covers
most of Orange County, California. The District and other regulatory agencies have long
been aware of localized groundwater contamination caused by hazardous substance
releases at various sites in the so-called "South Ba... More...
   $0 (08-07-2017 - CA)

Dow Roofing Systems, LLC v. Great Commission Baptist Church and Chamberlin Dallas, LLC f/k/a Chamberlin Dallas, Ltd. d/b/a Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing f/k/a Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Ltd.

COURT OF APPEALS
SECOND DISTRICT OF TEXAS
FORT WORTH
NO. 02-16-00395-CV
DOW ROOFING SYSTEMS, LLC APPELLANT
V.
GREAT COMMISSION BAPTIST APPELLEES
CHURCH AND CHAMBE... More...
   $0 (08-03-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Anthony Ventura Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Decorated Naval Aviator Steals $124,000 from Distinguished Flying Cross Society

Decorated Naval Veteran Anthony Ventura admitted July 25, 2017 in federal court that he used his position as treasurer of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society to embezzle $124,000 in charity funds.

The defendant had a distinguished military career in which he flew numerous combat mis... More...
   $0 (07-31-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Carolyn Cavaness Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Woman Pleads Guilty to Charges of Causing False Statements to The Federal Election Commission

Carolyn Cavaness, age 34, of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to a criminal information unsealed July 25, 2017 charging her with causing false statements to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in connection with a 2012 congressional primary election.

... More...
   $0 (07-25-2017 - PA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. AUSTIN BENJAMIN CEDARS Man pleads guilty in connection with 2012 shooting

On January 24, 2013, Defendant was charged by bill of indictment with the
second degree murder of Anthony Batiste in violation of La.R.S. 14:30.1. On May
28, 2015, the State amended the bill to charge Defendant with manslaughter in
violation of La.R.S. 14:31(A)(1). At that time, Defendant pled guilty to the
amended charge and a presentence investigation was ordered.
The State p... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. ROBERT N. GREEN Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal

Robert N. Green was convicted of simple rape, a violation of La.R.S. 14:43. He was sentenced to twenty-five years at hard labor, to be served without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. Green appeals the conviction and the sentence. Finding no reversible errors in the jury’s conviction and no abuse of discretion in the trial court’s sentence, we affirm the conviction and sente... More...   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

Kawika Demara v. The Raymond Corporation

In this products liability case, plaintiffs Kawika Demara (Demara) and Sandra
Demara (together, Plaintiffs) appeal from a summary judgment granted in favor of
defendants The Raymond Corporation (Raymond) and Raymond Handling Solutions,
Inc. (RHSI) (together, Defendants). As relevant to this appeal, Plaintiffs asserted claims
for strict liability and negligence based on injuries Dem... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - CA)

Bernie Alvarez v. Seaside Transportation Services, LLC

Plaintiff and appellant Bernie Alvarez was injured at work
when he drove a maintenance van into a shipping container.
Plaintiff’s employer, Pacific Crane Maintenance Company
(PCMC), had been hired by Evergreen Container Terminal
(Evergreen) to perform maintenance work at a marine container
terminal. Plaintiff sued Evergreen and two of its contractors
alleging general neglig... More...
   $0 (07-22-2017 - CA)

Bernie Alvarez v. Seaside Transportation Services LLC

Plaintiff and appellant Bernie Alvarez was injured at work
when he drove a maintenance van into a shipping container.
Plaintiff’s employer, Pacific Crane Maintenance Company
(PCMC), had been hired by Evergreen Container Terminal
(Evergreen) to perform maintenance work at a marine container
terminal. Plaintiff sued Evergreen and two of its contractors
alleging general neglig... More...
   $0 (07-21-2017 - CA)

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