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Declaratory Judgment Law
Dryden Oaks, LLC v. San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

In 2001, Michael Durkin used two limited liability companies—Dryden Oaks LLC
and Durkin-CAC Lot 24, LLC—to purchase two lots directly adjacent to the McClellan
Palomar Airport (Airport) in the City of Carlsbad, California (City). His development
plans for the two lots were initially successful despite determinations by the San Diego
County Regional Airport Authority (Authority) tha... More...
   $0 (10-23-2017 - CA)

Comerica Bank v. Gordon E. Runyon, James M. Facciuto,

Appellants Gordon Runyon and Donna Runyon were once married.
In July 2010 respondent Comerica Bank (Comerica) obtained a joint and several judgment
for breach of guaranty against Gordon and some other defendants. Gordon and Donna
then divorced, the other judgment debtors settled with Comerica, and postdivorce,
Comerica obtained an order to show cause why real property that was form... More...
   $0 (10-22-2017 - CA)

James R. Dunnagan, Jr. v. Frank Stegient and Ramona Taff

On October 28, 2011, James R. Dunnagan, Jr., borrowed $158,427.66 from Frank Stegient and Ramona Taff to pay his property taxes in Parker County and agreed orally to pay it back. In 2013, Dunnagan documented that loan by signing a form promissory note dated October 28, 2011, agreeing to repay the $158,427.66 to Stegient and Taff with five percent interest per annum (Note).2 In 2016, Stegient and T... More...   $0 (10-21-2017 - OK)

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)

Amal Eghnayem, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corporation Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this products liability suit, Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) appeals from various orders and a final judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Amal Eghnayem. Eghnayem alleged substantial injuries caused by the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, a transvaginal mesh prescription medical device manufactured and sold by BSC. She initially filed suit in the Southern District of West Virginia as part o... More...   $0 (10-21-2017 - FL)

Mary Lyons v. Colgate-Palmolive Company

Plaintiff Mary Lyons appeals from the summary judgment entered against her on
her product liability claim against Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate), based on the
allegation that she developed mesothelioma from the use of Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet
cosmetic talcum powder. In granting the motion, the trial court failed to comply with
Code of Civil Procedure section 437c, subdivisio... More...
   $0 (10-21-2017 - CA)

Gisselle Morales-Simental, a Minor, etc. v. Genentech, Inc.

Plaintiffs and appellants Gisselle Morales-Simental, a minor, et al.1
appeal from
summary judgment granted in favor of defendant and respondent Genentech, Inc., one of
the defendants in this personal injury case. Morales-Simental alleges that she, with the
other named plaintiffs, suffered injuries and sustained damages as a result of the
negligence of d... More...
   $0 (10-20-2017 - CA)

Kim Mikkelsen v. Public Utility District No. 1 of Kittitas County Washington Supreme Court Building

The Public Utility District No. 1 of Kittitas County
(district) fired Kim Mikkelsen after 27 years of service. Mikkelsen sued the district,
alleging that, among other things, her dismissal violated the Washington Law Against
Discrimination (WLAD), RCW 49.60.180. Specifically, Mikkelsen claims that
Charles Ward, the general manager, exhibited a bias against women and older
emplo... More...
   $0 (10-19-2017 - WA)

State of Oklahoma v. Shannon James Kepler Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - At The End Of A Four Trial - Jury Convicts Ex-Cop of Manslaughter

The State of Oklahoma charged Shannon James Kepler, age 57, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 08/05/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
Count # 2. Count as Filed: SWIK, SHOOTING WI... More...
   $0 (10-19-2017 - OK)

John PD Doe v. San Diego-Imperial Council

Plaintiff John PD Doe was sexually abused by a Boy Scout master beginning in
1998 and continuing for a number of years at a ranch owned and operated by the
defendants, San Diego-Imperial Council and Boy Scouts of America (the defendants). In
2013, many years after the abuse and after Doe obtained psychological therapy, he filed
this action agains... More...
   $0 (10-19-2017 - CA)

Nikola P. Vekic v. Dragutin Popich, Mary A. Popich and Helen Harris Popich

This case concerns a contractual dispute regarding which party is entitled to the proceeds from the BP oil spill settlement for damages to certain oyster leases. We disagree with the Court of Appeal and find that the trial court did not err in accepting evidence beyond the four corners of the contract at issue and did not manifestly err in its factual findings and ultimate interpretation that the ... More...   $0 (10-18-2017 - LA)

Philip Shelton v. Nancy Pavon

After reviewing the applicable law, we hold that La. Code Civ. Pro. art. 971(F)(1)(a), which states that “[a]ny written or oral statement or writing made before a legislative, executive, or judicial body” is an “[a]ct in furtherance of a person’s right of petition or free speech … in connection with a public issue,” must nonetheless satisfy the requirement of La. Code Civ. Pro. art. 971(A)(1), tha... More...   $0 (10-18-2017 - LA)

Ron Warren v. Shelter Insurance Company

After reviewing the record and the applicable law in this case,
we find no reversible error in the trial court’s rulings;
however, we do find the award of punitive damages was excessive
and resulted in a violation of the defendant’s right to
constitutional due process. For the reasons expressed above, we
affirm the lower court’s judgment in part, amend the judgment to
award... More...
   $0 (10-18-2017 - LA)

James Bailey and Shirley Bailey v. John Cooper

Tulsa, OK - James Bailey and Shirley Bailey v. John Cooper

Filed Date: 08/20/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: COOPER, JOHN Disposed: DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE, 09/28/2017. Judge
Defendant: COOPER, JOHN
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
08-20-... More...
   $0 (10-18-2017 - OK)

James Curtis Dickerson v. Abril Ramos Ngu and Kathryn Cloyde

Tulsa, OK - James Curtis Dickerson v. Abril Ramos Ngu and Kathryn Cloyde

Filed Date: 06/29/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: CLOYDE, KATHRYN Disposed: DISMISSED - SETTLED, 09/27/2017. Dismissed- Settled
Defendant: NGU, ABRIL RAMOS Disposed: DISMISSED - SETTLED, 09/... More...
   $1 (10-18-2017 - OK)

David Ganek v. David Leibowitz, et al. Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

In this Bivens action, plaintiff David Ganek, a co‐founding
partner of investment fund Level Global Investors (“LG”), sues the
named agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) and
federal prosecutors in the United States Attorney’s Office for the
Southern District of New York (“SDNY”) for alleged violations of
his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights in procuring ... More...
   $0 (10-17-2017 - NY)

Carl F. Jenkins v. Frank T. Gangi United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Frank Gangi ("Gangi") appeals
from the district court's December 30, 2015 order approving a sale
of his assets and the assets of entities owned by him, recommended
by the receiver, Carl Jenkins ("Jenkins"), whom the court appointed
to sell those assets for the benefit of Gangi's creditors. Gangi,
on appeal, primarily argues that the assets were sold to a
fiduciary of the re... More...
   $0 (10-17-2017 - MA)

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)

Coletta Kim Benell v. The National Labor Relations Board and Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

The central issue on appeal is whether the National
Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”) properly
determined that a new standard for deferring to arbitral
decisions, which was developed by the Board in the
underlying case, should only be applied prospectively. As a
result of the prospective application of the new standard,
Petitioner Coletta Kim Beneli’s unfair lab... More...
   $0 (10-17-2017 - CA)

Jimmy Duane Weed v. Corporal T.R. Jenkins; Colonel Ronald K. Replogle; Colnel Sandra K. Karsten Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Jimmy Duane Weed participated in a highway overpass protest. Due to traffic
safety concerns, state troopers told the protesters to disperse. Weed did not comply.
1The Honorable John M. Gerrard, United States District Judge for the District
of Nebraska, sitting by designation.
He was arrested. Weed sued, alleging that his arrest violated the First and Fourth
Amendments and that ... More...
   $0 (10-17-2017 - MO)

Darrell Frederick v. Vince Motsinger Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Police officers called to a convenience store in Rogers, Arkansas, confronted
Fallon Frederick, holding a four-inch folding knife and erratically pacing back and
forth in a corner near two restrooms. Frederick refused to comply with Sergeant Scott
Clifton’s repeated commands to drop the knife. Officer Nick Torkelson discharged
his taser but Frederick blocked one probe with her purs... More...
   $0 (10-17-2017 - AR)

Keri L. Borzilleri v. Marilyn J. Mosby Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse

This case arises out of appellant Keri Borzilleri’s suit alleging that appellee Marilyn Mosby fired her for supporting Mosby’s political rival, thereby violating Borzilleri’s First Amendment rights. The district court determined that, as an Assistant State’s Attorney, Borzilleri was a policymaker exempt from the First Amendment’s protection against patronage dismissals. We affirm. To hold otherwis... More...   $0 (10-17-2017 - MD)

Theresa Riffey v. Bruce V. Rauner Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Class and collective actions are de-signed to provide an efficient vehicle to resolve the claims of a large number of plaintiffs in one fell swoop. They can offer benefits to both sides in a case: plaintiffs are able to aggregate resources in order to litigate small claims, and defendants can achieve a global resolution of the dispute. But class actions are
2 No. 16-3487
not always the bes... More...
   $0 (10-17-2017 - IL)

United States of America v. Byron J. Holton Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

Byron Holton pleaded guilty to robbing a
grocery store in southern Illinois while carrying and using a
firearm, and a jury found him guilty of conspiring to commit
Hobbs Act robbery (a robbery affecting interstate commerce).
In sentencing Holton on the conspiracy count, the district judge
imposed a prison term roughly four years above the recom2
No. 17-1406
mended Guide... More...
   $0 (10-17-2017 - IL)

Michael Webb v. Raymond Scott Sewell Payne County Courthouse - Stillwater, Oklahoma

Stillwater, OK - Michael Webb v. Raymond Scott Sewell

Issue # 1. Issue: DAMAGE/Assault and Battery (DAMAGE)
Filed By: Webb, Michael
Filed Date: 05/26/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
Plaintiff: Webb, Michael Disposed: FINAL JUDGMENT, 09/25/2017. Judge
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
05-26-2017 TEXT

   $0 (10-17-2017 - )

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