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Don Shannon v. Kelly Cheatle

Oklahoma City, OK - Don Shannon sued Kelly Cheatle on an auto negligence theory claiming:

1. The amount in controversy exceeds $75,000.00 exclusive of interest and cots, thus giving this Court jurisdiction.
2. Venue in this Court is appropriate because the Defendant is a resident of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.
3. On or about May 23, 2013, Defendant negl... More...
   $1 (11-16-2015 - OK)

Kayla Vaughn v. Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi

Marjorie Kahn was a state employee and consequent member of PERS. In October 1999, she applied for disability retirement. Like other applicants, she was given a choice of payment options. She chose “Option 4-B.” See Miss. Code Ann. § 25-11-115(1) (Rev. 1999). Under this option, Marjorie would receive “[a] reduced retirement allowance” throughout her life in exchange for “the further guarantee ... More...   $0 (11-16-2015 - MS)

Continental Western Insurance Company v. James Black, Jj Bugs, Ltd., Andrew Gustafson, Individually, and as Personal Representative of Stephanie Gustafson, Charles Adsit, Joe Patterson, and Mia Patterson

On December 27, 2010, James Black purchased three refrigerated trailers from Keizer Trailer Sales, Inc. (Keizer). The purchase was made pursuant to an Offer of Purchase Agreement (Purchase Agreement) prepared by Keizer. On its front side, the Purchase Agreement set forth the total price of the trailers and specified the following terms (with our emphasis added): These trailers are being purchas... More...   $0 (11-16-2015 - WY)

Dwayne Britton v. Wyatt Denton

Stillwater, OK Dwayne Britton sued Wyatt Denton on a negligence (friendly suit) basis claiming:

That on or about the 11th day of May, 2014, the minor, Josie Piotrowski, was involved in an accident, wherein said minor allegedly sustained variOus injuries. As a result of the accident, the injured minor and the minor’s legal guardians, Dwayne Britton and Ruth Britton (Hereinafter referred t... More...
   $13500 (11-15-2015 - OK)

United States v. Morgan

Over the course of Appellant’s first four years in the Air Force, he was engaged in multiple tumultuous relationships, three of which resulted in charges in this case. In 2009, about a year after joining the Air Force, Appellant married KM, a woman from his hometown. KM served on active duty for a short period of time but was medically retired due to issues with her hips that developed during in... More...   $0 (11-14-2015 - MD)

Latreece Langston, Jenell Corley and Annie Noiel v. Mary Morrow

Oklahoma City, OK - Latreece Langston, Jenell Corley and Annie Noiel sued Mary Morrow on a personal tort theory claiming:

1. On the 29111 day of March, 2014, at approximately 3:47 P.M. Plaintiff ‘s were putting groceries in the trunk of their automobile when Defendant failed to observe Plaintiff ‘s and she backed out of parking space and struck and injured Plaintiffs.
2. Plaintiff‘s h... More...
   $1 (11-13-2015 - OK)

Blue Mountain Energy v. Director OWCP

Blue Mountain Energy (Blue Mountain) petitions for review of a Benefits
Review Board (the Board) decision affirming an award of black lung benefits to
Terry Gunderson. An administrative law judge (ALJ) originally denied benefits
under the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA), 30 U.S.C. §§ 901–945, and
Gunderson appealed to the Board and then to this court. We remanded for further
p... More...
   $0 (11-13-2015 - CO)

Gavin Class v. Towson University

On August 12, 2013, as the temperature in Baltimore reached 91°F, Gavin Class, a Towson University student, collapsed with exertional heatstroke while practicing as a member of the Towson University football team. He was transported to the Shock Trauma Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where he remained in a coma for nine days and almost died. He suffered multi-orga... More...   $0 (11-13-2015 - MD)

Robert Reedy v. Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority

Oklahoma City, OK - Robert Reedy sued the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking
Authority on an auto negligence governmental tort claim theory under 51 O.S. 151, et seq. claiming:

1. This case arises from an injury suffered by the Plaintiff while a passenger on a Metro Transit Bus operated by the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority, (hereinafter “COTPA”) on or a... More...
   $0 (11-12-2015 - OK)


Sarah Sorensen graduated from high school in Watertown. After high
school, Sorensen attended culinary school in Mitchell, but dropped out after a year.
Sorensen moved back to Watertown and began living on her own, and took a
position as a waitress at the Harbor Bar in late 2009.
[¶3.] While Sorensen was working on New Year’s Eve in 2009, a fight broke
out in the bar a... More...
   $0 (11-12-2015 - SD)


Mr. Petitti served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force from July 1985 to July 1991 and from November 1993 to May 1995. R. at 1003-06. Service treatment records indicate that, in June 1994, Mr. Petitti was seen for a sudden onset of burning pain in his hands, wrists, and feet that was accompanied by swelling, stiffness, and erythema. R. at 794-96, 797, 899. Over the course of the next several... More...   $0 (11-11-2015 - DC)

Tai A. Pham v. State of Florida & Tai A. Pham v. Julie L. Jones, etc.

Tai Pham was convicted in 2008 in Seminole County for the first-degree
murder of his estranged wife Phi Pham, the attempted first-degree murder of her
boyfriend Christopher Higgins, the armed kidnapping of his stepdaughter Lana
Pham, and armed burglary. Pham v. State, 70 So. 3d 485 (Fla. 2011). This Court
summarized the facts as follows: Pham entered Phi’s apartment where her... More...
   $0 (11-11-2015 - FL)

State Of Kansas v. Robinson

A constitution-based claim for venue change can arise under a theory of presumed or actual prejudice. Presumed prejudice occurs when pretrial publicity is so pervasive and prejudicial that there can be no expectation of an unbiased jury pool in the community. In deciding whether to presume prejudice under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, an appellate court considers seven fac... More...   $0 (11-09-2015 - KS)

Amir Meshal v. Chris Higgenbotham

Amir Meshal filed this Bivens action, see Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), against several agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), claiming they violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights when they detained, interrogated, and tortured him over the course of four months in three African countries. Meshal insists a Bivens remedy ... More...   $0 (11-07-2015 - DC)

United States of America v. Linda Weston

Philadelphia, PA - Woman Who Held Disabled Adults Captive In Subhuman Conditions Sentenced To Life Plus 80 Years

Linda Weston, 55, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to life plus 80 years in prison. Weston pleaded guilty on September 15, 2015 to all charges in a racketeering and hate crimes case that involved holding disabled adults captive in locked closets, basements, and attics in Phi... More...
   $0 (11-06-2015 - PA)

Michael Ray Hargis v. Jeffery Selvidge and Megan Selvidge

Tulsa, OK - Michael Ray Hargis sued Jeffery Selvidge and Megan Selvidge on auto negligence theories claiming:

1. The Plaintiff is an individual and is a resident of Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma. The Defendants are each residents of Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma. This is an action for damages arising from conduct which occurred in Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma. This court has jurisd... More...
   $0 (11-05-2015 - OK)

Ana Maria Gonzalez Salais, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Ruben Gonzalez, Deceased v. Mexia State School, Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services, and Humane Restraint. Inc.

This case returns a third time.1 In the first appeal, we held that the expert report of paramedic James Wohlers on the standard of care and its breach was adequate and that Wohlers was qualified. Salais v. Tex. Dep’t of Aging & Disability Serv’s, 323 S.W.3d
1 The background of the case is well known to the parties; thus, we do not recite it here in detail. Because the dispositive legal issues ... More...
   $0 (11-05-2015 - TX)

Folta v. Ferro Engineering

For four years, from 1966 to 1970, James Folta was employed as a shipping clerk and product tester for defendant Ferro Engineering. During that time period, as part of his job duties, he was exposed to products containing asbestos. Forty-one years later, in May 2011, James was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a disease associated with asbestos exposure. One month later, he brought a civil action in th... More...   $0 (11-04-2015 - IL)

Wimp v. American Highway Technology

This appeal is brought by an employer and its insurance carrier from an order awarding permanent-total-disability compensation to its employee. An employee qualifies for that compensation when an on-the-job injury has left "the employee . . . completely and permanently incapable of engaging in any type of substantial and gainful employment."
Wimp worked for 18 years doing manual labor for Amer... More...
   $0 (11-04-2015 - KS)

Kim Brown-Hunter v. Carolyn W. Colvin

When an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) determines
that a claimant for Social Security benefits is not malingering
and has provided objective medical evidence of an underlying
impairment which might reasonably produce the pain or other
symptoms she alleges, the ALJ may reject the claimant’s
testimony about the severity of those symptoms only by
providing specific, clear, and... More...
   $0 (11-03-2015 - AZ)

United States of America v. Stanley Presendieu, Latasha Pharr, Scarlee Valias Jean, Deronceler, and Jason Miles

Miami, FL - Six Defendants Sentenced for $4.7 Million Check Cashing and Identity Theft Scheme

Six defendants have been sentenced to prison terms for their participation in a $4.7 million check cashing and identity theft scheme.

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigat... More...
   $0 (11-03-2015 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Brent Hicks

This case arises from a theft of tools from a NAPA auto parts store in Franklin, Tennessee. Patrick Bailey testified that, on September 2, 2011, he was working at NAPA as a sales clerk when he noticed a short, heavy-set man who appeared to be leaving the store with a box tucked under his jacket. Although Mr. Bailey was at the counter assisting a customer, he asked a co-worker if the co-worker ha... More...   $0 (11-02-2015 - TN)

Calvin Anderson v. Workforce Safety and Insurance

In January 2005, after slipping on an icy driveway and injuring his right shoulder and left hip while working as an inspector-tester for Finley Engineering, Anderson reported the injury to WSI. On January 28, 2005, WSI accepted liability for the right shoulder and left hip injury and paid benefits to Anderson. During the following three years, Anderson worked in similar positions with different c... More...   $0 (10-31-2015 - ND)

Keller v. State of North Dakota

In 2003, a jury found Keller guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and reckless endangerment. On February 20, 2004, the district court sentenced Keller to twenty years in prison on each count for the conspiracy to commit murder and the attempted murder convictions to run concurrently and, thereafter, to five years in prison for the reckless endangerment conviction. Keller appeal... More...   $0 (10-31-2015 - ND)

The People v. Daryl Anthony Hicks


A man was sentenced today to 19 years and four months in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for having unlawful sexual intercourse with four underage girls, providing ... More...
   $0 (10-30-2015 - CA)

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