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Disability Law
 
Joennes Gil v. Cargo Force, Inc. and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In this workers’ compensation case, Claimant appeals a final order denying him payment of temporary partial disability benefits (TPD) based on his medical noncompliance. Because the record contains competent substantial evidence supporting the Judge of Compensation Claims’ (JCC) finding that Claimant did not take reasonable steps to secure the medical care when first offered by the Employer/Ca... More...   $0 (07-01-2014 - FL)

United States of America v. Christopher George Perry f/k/a Christopher Perry

A federal jury convicted Christopher Perry of three counts of fraud related to his receipt of Social Security and healthcare benefits. On appeal, Defendant argues that the district court should have dismissed the indictment because it did not include essential elements of the fraud charges and was barred by the statute of limitations. In addition, Defendant contends that the government failed to p... More...   $0 (07-01-2014 - MD)

Dat Nguyen v. Shaylann K. Cutrell

Dat Nguyen, individually and as parent and next friend of An Nguyen, a minor, v. Shaylann K. Cutrell

Issue # 1.
Issue: FRIENDLY SUIT (SUIT)
Filed by: Nguyen, Dat
Filed Date: 05/16/2014
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Defendant: Cutrell, Shaylann K
Disposed: ORDER APPROVING SETTLEMENT, 06/26/2014. Judge.

Plaintiff: Nguyen, Dat
Dispo... More...
   $1 (06-30-2014 - OK)

The People v. Christopher Jamees Sattiewhite

A jury convicted defendant Christopher James Sattiewhite of the rape (Pen. Code, § 261),1 kidnapping (§ 207), and murder (§ 187) of Genoveva Gonzales. The jury found true the special circumstance allegations that the murder occurred during the commission of the rape and kidnapping (§ 190.2, subd. (a)(17)(B), (C)), and it found that defendant personally used a firearm during the commission of t... More...   $0 (06-30-2014 - CA)

State of Wyoming, Ex Rel., Department of Workforce Services, Workers' Safety and Compensation Division v. Erin R. Clements

[¶1] By statute, the Wyoming legislature limited awards of temporary total disability
(TTD) benefits to twenty-four months but gave the Wyoming Worker’s Safety and
Compensation Division (the Division) discretionary authority to extend the time for those
benefits in the event of extraordinary circumstances. The Division adopted a rule
limiting any extension of TTD benefits to a m... More...
   $0 (06-29-2014 - )

Rodney Scott Merrihew v. Pacific Sunrise Hotels, d/b/a Holiday Inn and Suites North Oklahoma City

Rodney Scott Merrihew v. Pacific Sunrise Hotels, d/b/a Holiday Inn and Suites North Oklahoma City

Issue # 1.
Issue: PREMISES LIABILITY (PREMISE)
Filed by: Merrihew, Rodney Scott
Filed Date: 07/19/2011
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Defendant: Pacific Sunrise Hotels, Inc.
Disposed: JUDGEMENT ENTERED, 06/27/2014. Judge.

COMES NOW the Plaint... More...
   $170000 (06-27-2014 - OK)

Daniel Joe Hernandez v. The State of Texas

A jury found appellant Daniel Joe Hernandez guilty of murder and aggravated assault. See Tex. Penal Code §§ 19.02, 22.02. The trial court sentenced Hernandez to thirty-five years’ imprisonment for murder and fifteen years’ imprisonment for aggravated assault, with the sentences to run concurrently. On appeal, Hernandez asserts that the trial court erred in (1) dismissing a juror as disabled ... More...   $0 (06-27-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. Cory Michael Eglash

Seattle, WA - The former owner of a San Juan Island coffee shop named “Criminal Coffee,” was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to15 months in prison for conspiracy, mail fraud and making false statements, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. The defendant was also ordered to pay full restitution of $42,088 and to pay a $10,000 fine. CORY MICHAEL EGLASH, 52, was found guil... More...   $0 (06-27-2014 - WA)

Daniel Joe Hernandez v. The State of Texas

A jury found appellant Daniel Joe Hernandez guilty of murder and aggravated assault. See Tex. Penal Code §§ 19.02, 22.02. The trial court sentenced Hernandez to thirty-five years’ imprisonment for murder and fifteen years’ imprisonment for aggravated assault, with the sentences to run concurrently. On appeal, Hernandez asserts that the trial court erred in (1) dismissing a juror as disabled ... More...   $0 (06-26-2014 - TX)

The People v. Jeffrey Elder

Defendant Jeffrey Elder appeals after being convicted of two counts of kidnapping for robbery (Pen. Code, § 2091), two counts of robbery (§ 211), and one count of assault with a deadly weapon (§ 245, subd. (a)(1)), each count involving personal infliction of great bodily injury (GBI) (§ 12022.7). Defendant contends no substantial evidence supports the findings that he inflicted GBI in the com... More...   $0 (06-25-2014 - CA)

Hector F. v. El Centro Elementary School District

By way of its enactment of a scheme of interrelated statutes, the Legislature has imposed on public schools in California an affirmative duty to protect public school students

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from discrimination and harassment engendered by race, gender, sexual orientation or disability. (See Gov. Code, § 11135; Ed. Code §§ 201, 220, 32261, 32280, 32281 & 32282.) In particular, Education Cod... More...
   $0 (06-24-2014 - CA)

Shameka Danielle Kendrick v. City of Oklahoma City and Jeffrey Scot Baughman

Shameka Danielle Kendrick v. City of Oklahoma City and Jeffrey Scot Baughman

Issue # 1.
Issue: AUTO NEGLIGENCE (AUTONEG)
Filed by: Kendrick, Shameka Danielle
Filed Date: 12/20/2013
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Defendant: City Of Oklahoma City
Disposed: JUDGEMENT FOR DEFENDANT, 06/20/2014. Judge.

Defendant: Baughman, Jeffrey Scot
... More...
   $0 (06-23-2014 - OK)

Joyce Fulkerson v. Robert J. Wienecke, M.D. and Orthofix, Inc.

Joyce Fulkerson v. Robert J. Wienecke, M.D. and Orthofix, Inc.

1. Plaintiff, Joyce Fulkerson, is an individual and is currently a resident of the state of Texas.
2. Defendant Robert J. Wienecke, M.D. (hereinafter “Wienecke”) is a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Oklahoma. Wienecke holds himself out as a specialist in neurosurgery and at all times material he... More...
   $0 (06-20-2014 - OK)

Mark Lawrence Johnson v. Elizabeth Johnson nka Elizabeth Zoric

¶ 1 On certiorari, we consider whether our court of appeals erred when it held that an action to enforce the ongoing right to collect a portion of pension retirement benefits was not barred by the statute of limitations. We also consider whether the court of appeals erred when it determined that the petitioner‘s argument concerning laches was inadequately briefed according to the standards set ... More...   $0 (06-20-2014 - UT)

United States of America v. v. Christopher A. Seifer

Milwaukee, WI = United States Attorney James Santelle announced today that after a four-day trial, a federal jury in the Eastern District of Wisconsin found Christopher A. Seifer (age 43) of Westfield, WI guilty yesterday of fraudulently obtaining reimbursement payments from the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers' Compensation Program for medically related travel.

On February 4, ... More...
   $0 (06-20-2014 - WI)

Monique Watts, Shedrick Jones v. Bealie Hancock

This is a personal injury case that grew out of an automobile accident. According to the pleadings, appellants Monique Watts and Shedrick Jones sued appellee Bealie Hancock, alleging that Hancock operated her vehicle negligently when she made a left turn in front of the vehicle which was driven by Jones and in which Watts was a passenger. Hancock, in turn, filed a counterclaim for contribution, al... More...   $0 (06-18-2014 - TX)

Sakari Jarvela v. Crete Carrier Corporation

Many Americans suffer from alcoholism. Sakera Jarvela, a commercial truck driver, is one of those individuals. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations prohibit anyone with a “current clinical diagnosis of alcoholism” from driving commercial trucks. Jarvela’s employer, Crete Carrier Corporation, contends that it maintains a company policy that prohibits it from employing anyone who has... More...   $0 (06-18-2014 - GA)

Deborah Clark v. Magellan Midstream Partners, LP and Life Insurance Company of North America

Deborah Clark v. Magellan Midstream Partners, LP and Life Insurance Company of North America

Issue # 1.
Issue: BREACH OF AGREEMENT - CONTRACT (CONTRACT)
Filed by: CLARK, DEBORAH
Filed Date: 08/05/2013
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Defendant: LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH AMERICA
Disposed: DISMISSED - WITH PREJUDICE, 06/17/2014. Dismissed- Settl... More...
   $0 (06-17-2014 - OK)

Searcy Ferguson and The Estate of Margaret Miller v. The Plaza Health Services at Edgemere

Appellants Searcy Ferguson and the Estate of Margaret Miller appeal from a judgment in favor of the Plaza Health Services at Edgemere (“Edgemere”). We affirm.

BACKGROUND

In 2006, Margaret Miller became a resident of Edgemere. Miller’s son, Searcy Ferguson, executed the Assisted Living Admission Agreement as the “responsible party.” The appellants agreed to pay certain amoun... More...
   $0 (06-12-2014 - TX)

Cheniere Energy, Inc. v. Azin Lotfi

This is an interlocutory appeal. Azin Lotfi sued her employer, Cheniere Energy, Inc., claiming her employment was wrongly terminated; she also sued two officers of the company, Charif Souki and Greg Rayford, for tortious interference with her employment at Cheniere. Souki and Rayford filed a motion to dismiss

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Lotfi’s claims against them under chapter 27 of the Texas Civil Practic... More...
   $0 (06-10-2014 - TX)

Marissa Rea v. Blue Shield of California

In 1999, the Legislature enacted the California Mental Health Parity Act (Health & Saf. Code, § 1374.72)1 (Parity Act) to address the imbalance between medical coverage for physical illnesses and mental illnesses. The Parity Act mandated that every health care service plan contract “provide coverage for the diagnosis and medically necessary treatment of severe mental illnesses . . . under the s... More...   $0 (06-10-2014 - CA)

Bituminous Fire & Marine Insurance Company v. Ricardo Ruel

This is an appeal from a workers’ compensation case in which a jury found Appellee, Ricardo Ruel, was not intoxicated when he sustained injuries from an electrical explosion. Appellant, Bituminous Fire & Marine Insurance Company, asserts the judgment erroneously finds Ruel (1) was not intoxicated at the time of his injury, (2)

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suffered a compensable injury and (3) has a disab... More...
   $0 (06-08-2014 - )

Jorge L. Fernandez v. The City of Miami

Former City of Miami City Attorney Jorge L. Fernandez appeals a final

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judgment and orders on attorney’s fees and costs entered against him after a nonjury trial. Mr. Fernandez, plaintiff below, sought $274,721 in severance, vacation, and sick leave payments from the City in a breach of contract action. Mr. Fernandez’s lawsuit followed his plea of nolo contendere and adjudicatio... More...
   $0 (06-04-2014 - FL)

Jesus Trejo-Perez v. Arry's Roofing/Builders Ins. Group

In this workers’ compensation appeal, Jesus Trejo-Perez (“Claimant”) challenges the denial of his request for referral to a Spanish-speaking psychologist as recommended by his authorized treating physician. He argues the Judge of Compensation Claims (“JCC”) erred by denying the request despite unrebutted medical testimony that a Spanish-speaking psychologist is medically necessary. Becau... More...   $0 (06-03-2014 - OK)

Tamica Shaw v. The Prudential Ins. Co.

In this Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") case, Tamica Shaw appeals from the district court's grant 1 of summary judgment in favor of The Prudential Insurance Company of America ("Prudential"). We affirm.

I. BACKGROUND

On March 4, 2006, Tamica's husband, Carl Shaw, was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Springfield, Missouri. According to an investigative report, ... More...
   $0 (06-03-2014 - MO)

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