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Nicholas Sampson v. Investigator William Lambert District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. (“St. Paul Insurance”) appeals the
district court’s grant of summary judgment to Matthew Livers and Nicholas Sampson.
Chief Judge Smith and Judge Colloton file this * opinion pursuant to 8th Cir.
Rule 47E.
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The court concluded that St. Paul Insurance had a duty under its coverage policy to
indemnify David Kofoed for intentional acts... More...
   $0 (09-18-2018 - NE)

Joe R. Whatley v. Canadian Pacific Railway Company District of North Dakota Federal Courthouse - Bismarck, North Dakota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Joe Whatley, Trustee of the wrongful death claimants' trust (WD Trust),appeals the district court's order finding that his claim under the CarmackAmendment, 49 U.S.C. § 11706, against Canadian Pacific Railway was untimely. Wereverse and remand for further proceedings.
I.BACKGROUND
On June 29, 2013, a train carrying crude oil left New Town, North Dakota,destined for an oil refinery near Sai... More...
   $0 (09-18-2018 - ND)

Harley-Davidson, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board

Plaintiff Harley Davidson and its subsidiaries (Harley-Davidson) form a multistate
enterprise with numerous functionally integrated subsidiary corporations. It contends
that defendant California Franchise Tax Board's (Board) tax scheme violates the
commerce clause of the federal Constitution (U.S. Const., art. I, § 8, cl. 3), claiming that
it burdens interstate enterprises by provi... More...
   $0 (09-18-2018 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Kaylecia Woodard

On June 16, 2014, the defendant, Anthony Smith, and Timeya Harris robbed the Grocery and Tobacco Market in Knoxville, Tennessee. The defendant was the getaway driver while Mr. Smith entered the store and Ms. Harris acted as the look-out. In 2015, a 09/13/2018 -2 Knox County jury convicted the defendant of two counts of aggravated robbery. The criminal gang enhancement statute was used to incr... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - TN)

Shonda Martin v. Milwaukee County Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County (“County”) hired Xavier Thicklen in late 2012 to work as a corrections officer in its jail. County has a zero-tolerance policy forbidding corrections officers from having any sexual
contact with inmates. County repeatedly instructed Thicklen not to engage in any such contact and trained him to avoid it. Thicklen gave answers to quizzes indicating he understood the training. Bu... More...
   $0 (09-17-2018 - WI)

Kashiya Nwanguma v. Donald J. Trump Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Plaintiffs participated in a Trump for President campaign rally in Louisville in March 2016 . . . with the purpose of protesting. Perceived to be disruptive, they were unceremoniously ushered out after then-candidate Donald J. Trump said, “Get ’em out of here.” Plaintiffs were pushed and shoved by members of the audience as they made their exit and now seek damages from Trump alleging his actions ... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - kY)

Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
   $0 (09-16-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- JONATHAN Q. SMITH

On March 28, 2017, appellant pled guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs
in violation of R.C. 2925.03, one count of illegal manufacture of drugs in violation of R.C.
2925.04, and one count of having weapon while under disability in violation of R.C.
2923.13 (Case No. CR2016-0391). By entry filed May 16, 2017, the trial court sentenced
appellant to an aggregate term of el... More...
   $0 (09-16-2018 - OH)

State of Iowa v. Derek E. Ueligger

On November 2, 2016, Ueligger operated a vehicle while under the
influence of multiple controlled substances. Ueligger’s vehicle crossed the center
line on a highway and struck a vehicle carrying four women. Two women, Dawn
Christensen and Norma Caltrader, died as a result of the accident. The other two
women, Marilyn Ehrsam and Betty Schultz, were seriously injured.
O... More...
   $0 (09-15-2018 - IA)

Mel Dietz and Vicki Dietz v. Crossroads Christian Church Tarrant County Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, TX - Jury Awards Retired Pastor and Wife $4 Million in Damages

A Tarrant County jury delivered a $3.7 million verdict against Crossroads Christian Church for failing to provide supplemental retirement benefits to its former Executive Pastor and his wife, both of whom served the church for more than 20 years.

Mel Dietz, who previously served as Executive Pastor from 19... More...
   $3700000 (09-15-2018 - )

Christopher Vasquez v. Solo 1 Kustoms, Inc.

Defendant SOLO 1 Kustoms, Inc. (SOLO) appeals a
judgment in favor of plaintiff Christopher Vasquez. After a bench
trial, the court found SOLO liable for performing unauthorized
repair work on Vasquez’s car in violation of Business and
Professions Code section 9884.9, and awarded Vasquez $12,000
in damages. On appeal, SOLO contends there is no private cause
of action for vio... More...
   $0 (09-15-2018 - CA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. TIMREK ANDREWS

On October 15, 2013, defendant, Timrek Andrews, was arrested following a
traffic stop by two New Orleans Police Department (“NOPD”) officers for a
damaged driver-side mirror on defendant’s vehicle. During the traffic stop, the
officers requested defendant exit and step to the rear of the vehicle for officer
safety. After defendant exited the vehicle, the officers observed def... More...
   $0 (09-14-2018 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. KENDRICK BOYD MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

We previously vacated the defendant‟s sentence due to the trial judge‟s
failure to observe the statutorily-prescribed delay before imposing sentence upon
his conviction for carjacking, a violation of La. R.S. 14:64.2 A. We remanded the
matter for re-sentencing and reserved unto the defendant, Kendrick Boyd, the right
to appeal the sentence imposed on remand. See St... More...
   $0 (09-14-2018 - LA)

Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach, et al.

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
   $0 (09-14-2018 - CA)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Costco Wholesale Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Dawn Suppo, an employee of Costco Wholesale Corporation, was stalked by Thad Thomp-son, a customer of Costco, for over a year. Things got so bad
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 Nos. 17-2432 & 17-2454
at the end that Suppo secured a plenary no-contact order from an Illinois state court. Traumatized by the experience, she also took an unpaid medical leav... More...
   $0 (09-13-2018 - IL)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. KENDRICK BOYD MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

On application for rehearing, Kendrick Boyd (hereinafter “Mr. Boyd”)
reurges his previous assignments of error. Specifically, that his sentence was
excessive and he received ineffective assistance of counsel at sentencing. On
rehearing, Mr. Boyd asserts two new arguments. Namely that he received
ineffective assistance of counsel at the evidentiary hearing held on August 24, More...
   $0 (09-13-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Kenneth McLay District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - Old Town Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

Kenneth McLay, 46, of Old Town, Maine, pleaded guilty on September 10, 2018 in U.S. District Court to distribution and possession of child pornography.

According to court records, the defendant obtained sexually explicit videos of a minor from the internet and uploaded some of these videos... More...
   $0 (09-13-2018 - ME)

Jane Doe v. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Jane Doe's insurer, Harvard
Pilgrim Health Care ("HPHC"), deemed part of the time Doe spent at
a mental health residential treatment facility not medically
necessary under the health care benefits plan established by the
employer of Doe's parent. HPHC therefore denied coverage for that
portion of the treatment. After several unsuccessful
administrative appeals, Doe sued HPH... More...
   $0 (09-13-2018 - MA)

Brian Reynolds v. Henderson & Lyman and Douglas Arend Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal arises out of a malpractice suit that Brian Reynolds brought against the law firm Hen-derson & Lyman and one of its lawyers (collectively “H&L”), alleging that H&L gave negligent advice to several LLCs that Reynolds co-owned and managed. According to Reynolds, H&L’s bad advice led him to violate federal disclosure laws
2 No. 17-1999
when he drafted the LLCs’ financial statement... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Daniel Sullivan District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Manchester Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Daniel Sullivan, 35, of Manchester, was sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in federal prison for the illegal possession of firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2015 and 2016, Sullivan purchased and traded several firearms in New Hamps... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - NH)

SANCTUARY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION INC. vs. CHRISTINE E. CASTRO

On June 2, 2015, Sanctuary filed a complaint against Castro in the Garfield
Heights Municipal Court seeking a personal judgment for $8,577.45 for the post-petition
Sanctuary Assessments and legal fees. Sanctuary claimed that there were no proceeds
available for distribution from the foreclosure sale of the Castro Unit to satisfy the
judgment.
{¶3} On October 21, 2015... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - OH)

Cheryl Searcy v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Cheryl Searcy (“Plaintiff”) sued the defendants, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris Inc. (together, “Defendants”) for unintentional and intentional torts arising from the death of her mother, Carol Lasard, alleging that Lasard’s illnesses were caused by her addiction to cigarettes manufactured by Defendants. The jury found for Plaintiff on both the unintentional and intentional tort c... More...   $0 (09-12-2018 - FL)

Amanda Kondrat'Yev v. City of Pensacola, Florida United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Pensacola, Florida

The City of Pensacola, Florida appeals a district court decision ordering it to remove a 34-foot Latin cross from a public park on the ground that the City’s maintenance of the cross violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Having concluded that we are bound by existing Circuit precedent, we find ourselves constrained to affirm.
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The pertinent facts are undisputed. In 1941, th... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - FL)

Bogustawa Frey v. North Coleman Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Before we can attend to any other
issues in an employment discrimination case, we must first
determine who, in fact, employed the plaintiff. This question,
which seems as though it ought to be simple on its face, continues
to confound litigants and courts. This case presents issues
regarding the employer/employee relationship that arise
in the not‐so‐uncommon sc... More...
   $0 (09-11-2018 - IL)

STATE OF OHIO v. KURT W. VANMETER

This case stems from the November 24, 2017 overdose death of Frank
Coleman (“Coleman”). (Doc. No. 2). Vanmeter allegedly provided Coleman the
substance which led to Coleman’s overdose death. (Id.). On January 11, 2018, the
Allen County Grand Jury indicted Vanmeter on three counts: Count One of
involuntary manslaughter in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A), (C), a first-degree f... More...
   $0 (09-11-2018 - OH)

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