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Emotional Distress Law
Carolyn Barnes v. University Federal Credit Union

This is the second appeal in this suit filed by appellant Carolyn Barnes, plaintiff in the underlying proceeding, against appellees University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) and Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO). In our prior opinion, we affirmed the trial court’s severance order and partial summary judgment in favor of UFCU and GEICO. Barnes’s remaining claims and UFCU’s countercl... More...   $0 (04-18-2013 - TX)

Antonio Garcia Tax a/k/a Mario A. Cua v. Houston Distributing Company, Inc.

Appellant, Antonio Garcia Tax, also known as Mario A. Cua (“Tax”), challenges the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of appellee, Houston Distributing Company, Inc. (“HDC”), in Tax’s suit against HDC for negligence.


In his sole issue, Tax contends that the trial court erred in granting HDC summary judgment.

We affirm.


In his second a... More...
   $0 (04-18-2013 - TX)

Norman J. Harris v. Susan Marks Harris

Norman J. Harris sued Susan Marks Harris, D. Todd Riddles and Cheek, Cheek & Cheek claiming:

1. Plaintiffs, Norma J. Harris (“Norma”) and Glenn E. Harris (“Bud”) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), are individuals. They are citizens, residents, and domiciliaries of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.

2. The first Defendant, Susan Marks Harris (“Susan Harris”), is an thd... More...
   $0 (04-14-2013 - OK)

Dustin Myers v. Murry Bowman

This appeal presents the question whether three officials in a rural county of Georgia are entitled to a summary judgment against a complaint that they violated the civil rights of a father and son who had been involved in an aborted exchange of property between a previously engaged couple. When Dustin Myers and Kelley Bowman ended their engagement to be married, Dustin attempted to retrieve the d... More...   $0 (04-10-2013 - GA)

Paul Perry v. County of Fresno

Appellants, Paul Perry, Felicia Davis Perry, and Orene Perry, challenge the dismissal of their complaint against respondent, County of Fresno (County), following the sustaining of the County‟s demurrer without leave to amend and the granting of the County‟s summary judgment motion. Appellants alleged that the County was liable for damages caused by the County‟s employee, Alejandro Vital when... More...   $0 (04-03-2013 - CA)

Kent Singer v. Christopher C. Ferro

11 Plaintiffs Kent Singer, Thomas Nollner, and Jonathan
12 Decker appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court
13 for the Northern District of New York (David N. Hurd, Judge)
14 granting summary judgment to the defendants on the plaintiffs'
15 First Amendment retaliation claims brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
16 § 1983. The plaintiffs allege that the defendants, wh... More...
   $0 (04-02-2013 - )

Vickie Jane Spears v. American Mercury Insurance Company

Vickie Jane Spears sued American Mercury Insurance Company on a bad faith insurance liability theory claiming:

1. Spears is an individual residing in the City of Tulsa, County of Tulsa and State of Oklahoma;

2. Mercury is a corporation domiciled in the State of Oklahoma and licensed to handle, sell, service and administer property and casualty insurance products to the Oklahoma p... More...
   $1 (04-01-2013 - OK)

Ivan Hernandez v. Michael F. Sheahan

We are once again asked to consider a case in which prison guards were investigated and reassigned after a major jailbreak occurred on their watch. We previously outlined the peculiar facts of this case in detail, Hernandez v. Cook County Sheriff’s Office, 634 F.3d 906, 909-11 (7th Cir. 2011), so a brief recitation is all that is required here.

2 No. 12-1941

Plaintiffs, Ivan He... More...
   $0 (04-01-2013 - IL)

Erin Bates v. PC Cast aka Phyllis Cast

Erin Bates sued PC Cast aka Phyllis Cast, Kristin Cast and St. Martins Press on libel and slander theories claiming:

1. Plaintiff is a resident of Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

2. Defendant P.C. Cast, aka Phyllis Cast, (hereinafter “Defendant P.C. Cast”) is an individual and a resident of Tulsa County, Oklahoma

3. Defendant Kristin Cast is an individual and a resident of T... More...
   $0 (03-31-2013 - OK)

Wos, Secetary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services v. E.M.A.

The federal Medicaid statute’s anti-lien provision, 42 U. S. C. §1396p(a)(1), pre-empts a State’s effort to take any portion of a Medicaid beneficiary’s tort judgment or settlement not “designated aspayments for medical care,” Arkansas Dept. of Health and Human Servs. v. Ahlborn, 547 U. S. 268, 284. A North Carolina statute requires that up to one-third of any damages recovered by a ben... More...   $0 (03-30-2013 - NC)

Catherine Taylor v. Tenant Tracker, Inc.

Catherine Taylor (“Taylor”) sued Tenant Tracker, Inc. (“Tenant Tracker”), alleging that Tenant Tracker failed to adopt reasonable procedures to ensure maximum possible accuracy of its credit reporting, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. The district court1 granted summary judgment in favor of Tenant Tracker, and we affirm.

   $0 (03-28-2013 - AR)

Glen Llewellyn v. Allstate Home Loans, Inc. d/b/a Allstate Funding

Plaintiff Glen Llewellyn filed this action asserting a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act claim, a Fair Credit Reporting Act claim, and a state law outrageous conduct claim against Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC and Nomura Credit and Capital, Inc. (together, the “Ocwen Defendants”) based on their alleged credit reporting inaccuracies, and asserting an FDCPA and an outrageous conduct claim against Ca... More...   $0 (03-28-2013 - CO)

Steven Hernandez v. Kelsey Dawn Creekmore

Steven Hernandez sued Kelsey Dawn Creekmore on an auto negligence theory claiming:

1. This is an action arising out of an automobile collision. Plaintiff seeks to recover all damages and remedies available to him under Oklahoma law;

2. At all times material hereto, Plaintiff and Defendant were residents of Tulsa County, Oklahoma;

3 The negligent acts complained of herein... More...
   $1 (03-27-2013 - OK)

Anthony Caravella v. City of Miramar

Donald Spadaro, as limited guardian for Anthony Caravella sued William Mantesta and George Pierson on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that the Defendants framed him for the 1983 rape and murder of a Miramar woman. He spent 9,389 days in prison for a crime that he did not commit. An analysis of DNA evidence associated with the case proved that Cavarette was was not i... More...   $7000000 (03-27-2013 - FL)

John Doe v. Guthrie Clinic, Ltd.

25 Plaintiff-Appellant John Doe appeals from a judgment of the United States District
26 Court for the Western District of New York (Telesca, J.) dismissing his complaint against
27 various Pennsylvania-based entities (the “Guthrie Defendants”) that Doe alleges own
28 Guthrie Clinic Steuben (the “Clinic”), a healthcare facility in Corning, New York.1 Doe’s
29 appeal princ... More...
   $0 (03-25-2013 - NY)

Vickie Jane Spears v. American Mercury Insurance Company

Vickie Jane Spears sued American Mercury Insurance Company on a bad faith insurance liability theory claiming:

1. Spears is an individual residing in the City of Tulsa, County of Tulsa and State of Oklahoma;

2. Mercury is a corporation domiciled in the State of Oklahoma and licensed to handle, sell, service and administer property and casualty insurance products to the Oklahoma p... More...
   $1 (03-23-2013 - OK)

Billy Wadsworth v. Wedge Measurement Systems, Inc.

Billy Wadsworth sued Wedge Measurement Systems, Inc. on wrongful termination and retaliation theories claiming:

1. That Defendant is a foreign limited liability company, as registered with the
Okiahoma Secretary of State’s office, and located in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

2. That Plaintiff is an individual and former employee of Defendant and was employed with Defendant the la... More...
   $1 (03-23-2013 - OK)

Tulsa Shoe Rebuilders, LLC v. Tulsa Parking Authority

Tulsa Shoe Rebuilders, LLC sued the Tulsa Parking Authority; American Auto Parks, LLC; Phoenix Rising, Inc. and Subway Real Estate Corporation on negligence theories claiming:

1. Plaintiff is an individual doing business in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

2. Defendant Tulsa Parking Authority (hereinafter TPA) is a public authority authorized by Oklahoma statutes. American Auto Parks, L.L... More...
   $1 (03-22-2013 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. John Samuel Daugherty

The State of Oklahoma charged John Samuel Daugherty with failure to report child abuse in violation of 10 O.S. 1-2-101 which provides:

A. 1. The Department of Human Services shall establish a statewide centralized hotline for the reporting of child abuse or neglect to the Department.

2. The Department shall provide hotline-specific training including, but not limited to, intervie... More...
   $0 (03-22-2013 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Gregory Chaney

The State of Oklahoma charged Gregory Chaney with stalking in violation of 21 O.S. 1173.

Title 21 O.S. Section 1173 provides:

A. Any person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harasses another person in a manner that:

1. Would cause a reasonable person or a member of the immediate family of that person as defined in subsection F of this section to feel ... More...
   $0 (03-21-2013 - OK)

Stephon Wiggins v. St. Luke's Episcopal Health System

Stephon Wiggins appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing his claims for sexual harassment (hostile work environment) and retaliation under Title VII, and his claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress, against St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System.1 For the reasons provided

1 St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System was improperly named in the complaint a... More...
   $0 (03-21-2013 - TX)

Gary Michael Hilton v. State of Florida

Cheryl Dunlap disappeared from the Leon Sinks Geological Area in Leon County, Florida, on December 1, 2007. Her body was discovered in the Apalachicola National Forest on December 15, 2007. Gary Hilton, who had been seen in the area during that time, and who was convicted in Georgia for a similar crime, was charged with her kidnapping and murder. After trial, the jury convicted Hilton. After heari... More...   $0 (03-21-2013 - FL)

Lisa Learmonth v. Sears, Roebuck and Co.

A federal jury found Sears, Roebuck and Co. liable for causing Lisa
Learmonth’s injuries in an automobile accident. In a general verdict, the jury
awarded her $4 million in compensatory damages. On Sears’ motion, the district
court interpreted the award to include $2.2 million in noneconomic damages,
then reduced this portion of the award to $1 million pursuant to Mississippi... More...
   $0 (03-20-2013 - MS)

Simona Wilson v. Southern California Edison

Simona Wilson sued Southern California Edison on a negligence theory claiming to have been repeatedly shocked in her home by stray electricity.

She claimed to have sustained nerve damage when electricity pulsed through her showerhead and left her4 with nerve damage in her hand and feet.

Defendant denied wrongdoing.

Plaintiff's home was originally built by the defendant... More...
   $4000000 (03-20-2013 - CA)

Jeffrey A. Wiest v. Thomas Lynch

Appellant Jeffrey Wiest brought an action under the whistleblower protection provisions set forth in Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”), 18 U.S.C. § 1514A, and under Pennsylvania law against Appellees Tyco Electronics Corporation and several officers and directors of Tyco Electronics (collectively, “Tyco”). The District Court granted Tyco‟s Motion to Dismiss the federal whist... More...   $0 (03-19-2013 - PA)

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