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Dylan Andrew Quick v. The State of Texas

Appellant was a student at Lone Star College. On the date of the offenses, appellant’s mother dropped him off at the campus before his scheduled class. Appellant brought with him an Exacto knife1 and other sharp implements. Instead of attending his scheduled class, appellant walked around campus. According to appellant’s counsel, appellant walked to try to quell his compulsive thoughts about h... More...   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Brexton Redell Lloyd Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - North Carolina Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution

A North Carolina man was sentenced on July 31, 2018 to one year and one day in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for his role in dog fighting activities, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Nat... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - NC)

Mary E. Jones v. Danita Sorenson

Despite the prevalence of “do-it-yourself” manuals and television shows, most
homeowners eventually decide that some home repairs or maintenance would best be
done by hiring someone to do the work. Inevitably, some workers are injured. There are
sometimes confusing rules about when a homeowner is liable for injuries to workers on
the property, either in tort or under the workers’ c... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - CA)

In Re: Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This is the third appeal regarding
attorney fees to stem from a class action against Southwest
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Airlines after it stopped honoring in‐flight drink vouchers for
customers who bought “Business Select” fares. We thought
the case was over after the first appeal, In re Southwest Airlines
Voucher Litigation (Southwest I), 799 F.3d 701 (7th Cir. 2015), bec... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - IL)

Christopher Mielo and Sarah Heinzl v. Steak 'N Shake Operations, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In this class action lawsuit, two disability rights advocates have sued Steak ’n Shake under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Alleging they have personally experienced difficulty ambulating in their wheelchairs through two sloped parking facilities, these Plaintiffs seek to sue on behalf of all physically disabled individuals who may have experienced similar difficulties at Steak ’n Sh... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

International Business Machines Corporation v. Groupon, Inc. District of Delaware Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington, DE - Jury Awards IBM $82.5 Million in Damages Against Groupon

International Business Machines Corporation sued Groupon, Inc. on patent infringement theories relating to:


U.S. Patent No. 5796967, titled Method for Presenting Applications in an Interactive Service. Issued in August 1998, it covers a method for presenting interactive applications on a computer n... More...
   $85500000 (08-02-2018 - DE)

Wilan, Inc. v. Apple, Inc. Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Jury Awards Plaintiff $145.1 Million In Damages Against Apple

Wilan, Inc. sued Apple, Inc. on a patent infringement theory relating to wireless technology owned by it. ... More...
   $14510000 (08-02-2018 - CA)

Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corp. v. Oregon Brewing Company Southern District of New York - New York, New York

11 In a trademark dispute over use of the brand‐name ROGUE on t‐shirts,
12 sweatshirts, hats and similar apparel, Defendant Oregon Brewing Company
13 (“OBC”) appeals from the grant of summary judgment in the United States
14 District Court for the Southern District of New York (George B. Daniels, J.) in
15 favor of Plaintiff Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corporation... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

Yvetter Vangorden v. Second Round, Limited Partnership Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff consumer Yvette Vangorden sued defendant debt
collector Second Round, Limited Partnership (“Second Round”), for
violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq., by sending her a letter representing that she still owed
money on a debt that she had settled five years earlier, and requesting
17‐2186‐cv
Vangorden v. Sec... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

Taryn Nishiki v. Danko Meredith, APC

When an employee resigns without notice, California law requires the employer to
pay all wages within 72 hours. (Lab. Code § 202, subd. (a)1
.) If the employer willfully
fails to do so, the employee’s wages continue as a penalty from that due date until the
wages are paid, for up to 30 days. (§ 203.) This case considers an award of these
“waiting time” penalties, as well as an ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - CA)

State of Vermont v. Lucas Dwight

Defendant Lucas Dwight appeals the trial court’s restitution order requiring him to pay dental expenses resulting from defendant’s conviction for simple assault. Defendant raises two main issues: (1) whether the court erred in awarding restitution for expenses that complainant’s father paid on complainant’s behalf; and (2) whether the ordered repayment schedule, which considered defendant’s e... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - VT)

MARLON DUANE KISER v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

On direct appeal, our supreme court summarized the proof adduced at the Petitioner’strial as follows:
In the early morning hours of September 6, 2001, Deputy Sheriff Donald Kenneth Bond, Jr., of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department was shot to death while on duty
patrolling the East Brainerd area of Chattanooga. In October 2001, a Hamilton County grand jury indicted [the Petitioner] f... More...
   $0 (08-01-2018 - TN)

Mark McClaskey v. CWG Plastering, LLC Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Walter “Wally” Gianino owned and
operated a plastering company in St. Louis, Missouri, for over
thirty years. That business—Gianino Plastering—abruptly
closed in 2012. Around the same time, Wally’s son, Curt Gianino,
who had worked at Gianino Plastering for over a decade,
founded his own company, CWG Plastering, LLC. CWG
took on at least some of Gianino Plastering’s custome... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - IN)

Jonathan Foley v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The plaintiff, Jonathan
Foley, appeals from summary judgment entered for Wells Fargo
Bank, N.A., in an action seeking to enjoin the bank's threatened
foreclosure under Foley's existing mortgage, and alleging that
the bank was in breach of contract in denying his application to
rewrite the mortgage contract. We affirm.
This is the second plaintiff's appeal in this action,More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - MA)

State of Ohio v. Terrance Davis

} On November 20, 2015, appellant was indicted for aggravated robbery in
violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(3), a felony of the first degree, and for felonious assault in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1) and (D), a felony of the second degree.
{¶ 3} On August 3, 2016, appellant entered a plea to the aggravated robbery
pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25, 91 S.Ct. 160, 2... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - OH)

Oscar Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc.

This appeal addresses the circumstances under which a safety consultant retained
by a California employer owes a duty of care to the employer’s workers. California
recognizes the common law theory of negligent undertaking, which is described in
section 324A of the Restatement Second of Torts (section 324A). Our Supreme Court set
forth the five elements of a negligent undertaking ca... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - CA)

Mindy Armstrong v. The Arcanum Group, Inc. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mindy Armstrong was employed by The Arcanum Group, Inc., which serves as a placement agency to staff federal-government positions. She was placed with the Real Estate Leasing Services Department of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). After she complained that BLM employees were falsifying lease-related records, the BLM
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demanded that Arcanum remove her from the placement. Her Arcanum sup... More...
   $0 (07-30-2018 - CO)

Marcia Eisenhour v. Weber County, et al. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Plaintiff Marcia Eisenhour worked for 24 years as a court administrator for the Weber County Justice Court. In 2008, when her supervisor was Judge Craig Storey, the only judge of that court, she complained to the county attorney about sexual harassment by Storey. The matter was referred to Utah’s Judicial Conduct Commission, which found no misconduct. Eisenhour then went public in 2009, and the pr... More...   $0 (07-30-2018 - UT)

Ricky Zane Johnson v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Johnson with burglary. In front of a jury, he pleaded
guilty.3 The jury heard evidence that he committed burglary of a home that was
across the street from where he lived by breaking into a garage, opening the
door of a truck, finding a wallet, and taking credit cards and cash. Johnson
testified and conceded that he had prior convictions. He explained ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2018 - TX)

Jerrid Allen v. Kevin M. Milas, et al. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Jerrid Allen petitions under the Administrative Procedure
Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. § 551 et seq., for review of a decision by
the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany to deny a visa to
his wife. Allen claims that the consular officer committed
legal error in denying Mrs. Allen a visa, and that the error
was “arbitrary, capricious, . . . or otherwise not in accordance
with law.” ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Chino Valley Unified School, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Establishment Clause serves intertwined purposes, pertaining to individual freedom and the democratic nature of our system of government. The Clause protects “the individual’s freedom to believe, to worship, and to express himself in accordance with the dictates of his own conscience.” Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38, 49 (1985). It likewise ensures that the government in no way acts to make be... More...   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

Angel Mendez and Jennifer Lynn Garcia v. County of Los Angeles, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

On remand from the United States Supreme Court we are tasked with deciding whether the unlawful entry into a residence by two sheriff’s deputies, without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances, was the proximate cause of the subsequent shooting and injuries to the plaintiffs. We hold that it was, permitting a federal claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. We also hold that the plaintiffs have an inde... More...   $4000000 (07-29-2018 - WA)

Hope Angelic White v. United States of America Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Jury Finds in Favor of ATF Agent in Civil Suit

A federal jury in St. Louis returned a verdict today in favor of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) agent who was accused of using excessive force in shooting into a vehicle during an undercover operation in 2012. Myron Pollard of St. Louis was killed in the incident and his mother was seeking $6 million in damages... More...
   $0 (07-28-2018 - MO)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRADLEY VERSTRAETE

On the evening of January 31, 2015, the Pratt Police Department received a call reporting a noise disturbance at an apartment complex. Officer Kenneth Wright was the first to respond. When he arrived at the complex, he saw Verstraete outside holding an axe handle over his shoulder; Wright thought it was a baseball bat. When Wright approached, Verstraete reported that people were chasing him. Wrigh... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

KARI KARST v. TIA BLEHM, and B&B INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, LLC

On August 22, 2014, Kari Karst, as renter, and Tia Blehm, as landlord and sole owner of B&B Properties, LLC (Blehm), signed a one-year lease for an apartment in
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Russell. The specific lease term began "on August 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM and end[ed] on August 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM." In compliance with the lease terms, Karst paid a security deposit of $325 and a pet deposit of $325—a total... More...
   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

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