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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
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MICHAEL ROBBINS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

The state charged the defendant with aggravated battery with a firearm. The evidence showed that the defendant was involved in an argument with a man who was hanging out with a small group of people outside of a business. The defendant eventually got a gun from his nearby truck, fired two shots towards the group, and drove off. One of the shots struck a woman in the group.

Defendant ... More...
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United States of America v. Sinovel Wind Group, LLC Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Madison, WI - Court Imposes Maximum Fine on Sinovel Wind Group for Theft of Trade Secrets

A manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines based in the People’s Republic of China was sentenced on July 6, 2018 for stealing trade secrets from AMSC, a U.S.-based company formerly known as American Superconductor Inc..

The Court found that AMSC’s losses from the theft exceeded $550 milli... More...
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BRIAN K. ALLISON vs. STATE OF IOWA SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

A jury convicted Brian Allison of three counts of sexual abuse in the third degree in 2011. He appealed his conviction. In his direct appeal, Allison argued the district court erred in not granting him a new trial based upon the weight of the evidence under Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.24(2)(b)(6). Among other things, Allison noted the victim, his stepdaughter, initially denied the abuse, ... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - IA)

Xlear, Inc. v. Focus Nutrition, LLC District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Xlear, Inc. and Focus Nutrition, LLC are both in the business of selling
sweeteners that use the sugar alcohol xylitol. Xlear filed a complaint raising a trade
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dress infringement claim under the Lanham Act, a claim under the Utah Truth in
Advertising Act (UTIAA), and a claim under the common law for unfair competition.
The claims all alleged that Focus Nutrition copied the pa... More...
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Jake's Fireworks, Inc. v. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Jake’s Fireworks, Inc. (“Jake’s”), a fireworks importer and distributor, assigned
two employees to clean out its old facility. A fire broke out, injuring one employee and
killing the other. After an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)
inspection, the Secretary of Labor (the “Secretary”) cited Jake’s for violating OSHA
safety and health standards. Jake’s contested... More...
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David Lo v. Daniel S. Lee Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff David Lo, individually and as the assignee of plaintiffs Danny F.M. Lo
and Alice M.C. Lo (collectively referred to as plaintiffs), appeals from an order of
dismissal entered in favor of defendant Tristan You after the trial court sustained You’s
demurrer without leave to amend. Plaintiff contends the trial court should have overruled
the demurrer because he stated a viabl... More...
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Pinkette Clothing, Inc. v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cosmetic Warriors Limited (“CWL”) sells LUSHbranded
cosmetics and related goods, while Pinkette Clothing
sells LUSH-branded women’s fashions. CWL seeks both a
permanent injunction restraining Pinkette from infringing on
CWL’s LUSH mark and cancellation of Pinkette’s
registration of its own LUSH mark. The district court held
that laches barred CWL’s infringement and cancella... More...
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David Lo v. Daniel S. Lee

Plaintiff David Lo, individually and as the assignee of plaintiffs Danny F.M. Lo
and Alice M.C. Lo (collectively referred to as plaintiffs), appeals from an order of
dismissal entered in favor of defendant Tristan You after the trial court sustained You’s
demurrer without leave to amend. Plaintiff contends the trial court should have overruled
the demurrer because he stated a viabl... More...
   $0 (06-28-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Ross McLellan District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Former State Street Executive Convicted in Scheme to Defraud Clients Through Secret Trading Commissions on Billions of Dollars of Securities Trades

A former executive vice president of State Street Bank & Trust was convicted on June 26, 2018 by a federal jury in Boston in connection with engaging in a scheme to defraud at least six of the bank’s clients through secret commiss... More...
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Trump, President of the United States, et al. v.Hawaii, et al. United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, foreignnationals seeking entry into the United States undergo a vetting process to ensure that they satisfy the numerous requirements for admission. The Act also vests the President with authority to restrict the entry of aliens whenever he finds that their entry “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” 8 U. S. C. §1182(f). Relying on... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - DC)

Randy D. Pearce v. Chrysler Group, LLC Pension Plan Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Randy Pearce, a long-time employee of Chrysler Group LLC, was a participant in the Chrysler Group LLC Pension Plan (“Plan”).
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No. 17-1431 Pearce v. Chrysler Grp. LLC Pension Plan Page 2
Under the Plan’s terms, Pearce had earned an early retirement supplement, called “30-and-Out benefits.” He relied on the Summary Plan Document (“SPD”), provided by Chrysler to Plan participants, which ... More...
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Margaret Lawless v. Steward Health Care System, LLC District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

At its inception, this appeal
seemed to present a single question — albeit a novel one — about
how to interpret the Massachusetts Wage Act (the Wage Act). See
Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 149, §§ 148, 150. But appearances can be
deceiving, cf. Aesop, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (circa 550
B.C.), and at oral argument, a threshold question emerged as to
the existence vel non of feder... More...
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David Wayne Cassady v. Steven Hall, Georgia Department of Administrative Services Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Albany, Georgia

David Cassady appeals the District Court’s denial of his motion for garnishment against the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (“GDAS”). We hold that garnishment actions are “suits” under the Eleventh Amendment, Georgia has not waived its immunity to the type of garnishment Mr. Cassady seeks, and Congress has not clearly abrogated the states’ immunity to such garnishments. We accordingl... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - GA)

Alan Anderson v. Sohit Khanna, Iowa Heart Center P.C. and Catholic Health Initiatives Iowa Corp., d/b/a Mercy Hospital Medical Center Supreme Court of Iowa

A patient and his family brought a medical negligence action against a physician and the physician’s employer. They alleged specific negligence and the failure of the physician to obtain informed consent. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the claim of informed consent based on the physician’s failure to disclose his lack of training and experience in perform... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - IA)

JOHN L. SOILEAU, ET AL. VERSUS CHURCHILL DOWNS

The instant litigation was the subject of a previous appeal to this Court,
wherein we summarized the factual and procedural background as follows:
This lawsuit constitutes complicated and protracted litigation involving a dispute in the horse racing industry between … [quarterhorsemen] and Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC, owner of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots f... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - LA)

IN RE DAVID CHRISTOPHER HESSE, RELATOR Alleged Election Night Domestic Assault Has Local Attorney and Obama Fan Facing Felony Charge

Relator is an attorney practicing criminal defense work in Amarillo, Potter County,
Texas. On April 8, 2016, while acting in that capacity as retained counsel for Adoun
Phommivong, in a criminal prosecution pending in the 251st District Court, Relator was
held in contempt by the Honorable Ana E. Estevez for using language that Judge Estevez
deemed inappropriate for proper cour... More...
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CLIFTON STEEL COMPANY vs. TRINITY EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Clifton is a steel manufacturer whose products include wear parts for the railroad
industry. Railroad wear parts are replaced on a consistent basis “to protect wear within the
[railroad] car itself.” Trinity sells railroad parts and has acted as Clifton’s sales agent since
1986. No written contract between the companies existed until May 4, 2012, when the parties
e... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - OH)

Danny P.; Angela P.; Nicole B. v. Catholic Health Initiatives Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Danny P., Angela P. and Nicole B. (hereafter collectively
“P”) appeal the district court’s grant of summary judgment to
Catholic Health Initiatives (“CHI”) and Catholic Health
Initiatives Medical Plan–Blue Cross Blue Shield (collectively
“the Plan”). The Plan denied P’s claim for the cost of Nicole
B.’s inpatient stay in Island View Residential Treatment
Center (“Island Vie... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - WA)

Jamie Mahm v. Jefferson County, State of Missouri Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Jamie L. Mahn brought a First Amendment patronage-discharge claim under
42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Jefferson County, Missouri; Howard Lee Wagner
(“Howard”), individually and in his official capacity as circuit clerk of Missouri’s
23rd Judicial Circuit; Howard Wesley Wagner (“Wes”), individually and in his
official capacity as county clerk/election authority of Jefferson County; and M... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MO)

James C. Mason, a/k/a Jim Mason v. Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA, and Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, FLCA.

Between 2008 and 2011, Zachary Mason (“Zach”) farmed several properties in
Otero County, Colorado. During this time, Zach executed several loan agreements with
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA, and Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, FLCA
(collectively, “Farm Credit”). As part of the loan agreements, Farm Credit owned a
perfected security interest in some of Zach’s crops, ... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - CO)

Maranda Lynn O'Donnell v. Harris County, Texas, et al. Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Maranda ODonnell and other plaintiffs (collectively, “ODonnell”)
brought a class action suit against Harris County, Texas, and a number of its
officials—including County Judges,1 Hearing Officers, and the Sheriff
(collectively, the “County”)—under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. ODonnell alleged the
County’s system of setting bail for indigent misdemeanor arrestees violated
Texas statutory a... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - TX)

Rockefeller Technology Investments (Asia II) v. Changzhou Sinotype Technology Co., LTD

This appeal concerns an aborted international business
deal between Changzhou SinoType Technology Company, Ltd.
(SinoType), a Chinese company, and Rockefeller Technology
Investments (Asia) VII (Rockefeller Asia), an American
investment partnership. When the relationship between the two
entities soured, Rockefeller Asia pursued contractual arbitration
against SinoType in Los... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - CA)

JIM A. CARTER, JR., LOGGING, LLC, AND JAMES A. CARTER, JR. V. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CROSSETT

James A. Carter, Jr. (James), formed Jim A. Carter, Jr., Logging LLC (Carter
Logging), with James as its sole member. Carter Logging entered into two loan agreements
1 This is the second time this case has been before us. We initially remanded it back to settle the record and ordered rebriefing. Jim A. Carter, Jr., Logging, LLC v. First Na... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - AR)

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