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Fraud Law
 
Laryssa Jock v. v. Sterling Jewelers, Inc.

Plaintiffs, a group of retail sales employees of defendant Sterling Jewelers, Inc.’s national jewelry chain stores, appeal from an order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Rakoff, J.) vacating an arbitration award on the ground that the arbitrator had exceeded her authority in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int... More...   $0 (07-05-2011 - NY)

Mark Peak v. Ellis Adams

Iowa has a strong public policy favoring settlements. This appeal decides the enforceability of a “Release of All Claims” that plaintiff, Mark Peak, signed on the advice of his attorney. Peak broke his leg while helping defendants, Ellis and Rachel Adams, move furniture using a rented U-Haul truck. The liability insurer for U-Haul paid its policy limits of $20,000 to Peak and his attorney in e... More...   $0 (07-01-2011 - IA)

David Rasmussen v. General Motors Corporation

We review an unpublished decision of the court of appeals[1] affirming the circuit court's[2] order dismissing for lack of personal jurisdiction a defendant, the Japan-based Nissan Motor Company (Nissan Japan), from David Rasmussen's (Rasmussen) class-action lawsuit. The issue presented to this court is whether Wisconsin has general personal jurisdiction over Nissan Japan.[3] Accordingly, we are... More...   $0 (07-01-2011 - WI)

Reynaldo Sorcia v. Eric H. Holder, Jr.

review the denial of the motion. See Obioha v. Gonzales, 431 F.3d 400, 406 (4th Cir. 2005). Accordingly, the appeal is dismissed.

I.

Sorcia is a citizen of Mexico. He became a temporary resident of the United States on November 16, 1988 and a lawful permanent resident on December 1, 1990. On February 5, 2007, he was placed in removal proceedings following the filing of a Notice to Ap... More...
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State Farm Insurance Company v. CPM Construction of Indiana and Joseph Radcliff

State Farm Insurance Company sued CPM Construction of Indiana and Joseph Radcliff on fraud theories claiming that he intentionally damaged roofs after a 2006 hailstrom that caused sever damage in central Indiana where he engaged in the roof repair business. State Farm claimed that Radcliff told his employees that "the only way to make any money is to crezte your own damage." It investigated Radcli... More...   $14500000 (07-01-2011 - MI)

Rodney Frank Grgich v. Sharon Grgich

¶1 Rodney Frank Grgich (Husband) appeals the trial court’s Order and Judgment Concerning Distribution of Assets and Debts (Order) and its related findings of fact and conclusions of law. Husband argues that the trial court erred in concluding that Sharon Grgich’s (Wife) claim to an interest in certain farm property (the farm) was not barred by the statute of limitations, that a 1990 quitclaim... More...   $0 (06-30-2011 - UT)

Margaret C. Hayes v. WDL Technologies, Inc.

WDL Technologies, Inc. (WDL), through the actions of its board of directors, Mr. Alan Lange, Sr., Mr. Alan Lange, Jr., and Mr. Terrance Crane (collectively “Defendants”), invalidated Ms. Margaret C. Hayes’s shares of stock in the company. Ms. Hayes petitioned for, inter alia, a declaration that her shares were valid. The circuit court ruled that Ms. Hayes’s shares were valid, but only if s... More...   $0 (06-30-2011 - MO)

Gerald S. McCarthy v. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

After a bench trial, defendants Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Tenth District were found liable for defamation per se of plaintiff, Gerald McCarthy. Although defendants raised a number of issues on appeal, the dispositive issue is whether plaintiff’s amended complaints adding defendants were barred by the statute of limitations. The resolution of this issue depends on whether plaintiff made... More...   $0 (06-30-2011 - IL)

United States of America ex rel. Charles Wilkins v. United Health Group, Inc.

This matter comes on before this Court on an appeal from an order the District Court entered on May 13, 2010, granting the motion of appellees United Health Group, AmeriChoice, and AmeriChoice-New Jersey (collectively “appellees”) under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) to dismiss Charles Wilkins‟ and Daryl Willis‟ (collectively “appellants”) qui tam action1 based on the False C... More...   $0 (06-30-2011 - NJ)

John Doe v. Virginia Western and West Virginia

Sixteen former Virginia Western Community College nursing students sued the collage and the State of West Virginia on breach of contract and fraud theories claiming that they were not told that the college had lost its national nursing accreditation.

The defenses asserted by Defendants are not available.... More...
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Kyle Edward Hicks v. La'Kesha Marie Haynes Hicks

In this divorce case, Kyle Edward Hicks (“Husband”) complains of errors in a domestic relations order and in the final decree of divorce. He also contends that the trial court abused its discretion by awarding appellee, La’Kesha Marie Haynes Hicks (“Wife”), attorney’s fees and expenses in the order denying Husband’s motion to correct or reform the judgment. We affirm the final decr... More...   $0 (06-30-2011 - TX)

Michelle Ramsey v. Palm Harbor Homes, Inc.

Appellant Michelle Ramsey appeals the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Palm Harbor Homes, Inc. We affirm.

I

Michelle Ramsey purchased a manufactured home from Palm Harbor Homes, Inc. in January 2001. In 2004, Ramsey sued Palm Harbor over alleged defects in the home, claiming statutory fraud, breach of implied warranty of “good and workmanlike ser... More...
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Maribel Reyes v. Luis Reyes III

Appellant, Maribel Reyes, challenges the trial court’s final decree of divorce. By four issues, Maribel contends that: (1) the trial court abused its discretion by dividing the marital estate disproportionately in favor of appellee, Luis Reyes III; (2) the trial court erred in setting child support; (3) the trial court abused its discretion in ordering the child possession order; and (4) the ... More...   $0 (06-30-2011 - TX)

Old Republic Insurance Company v. Marlana Edwards

On June 18, 2007, Plaintiff Old Republic Insurance Company sued Defendant Marlana Edwards for breach of contract, alleging that she failed to make payments on an installment contract for home improvements she entered with Nationwide Building Systems, a non-party (“the Agreement”). Old Republic’s Petition states that it is “the owner and holder of this note and is entitled to receive all m... More...   $0 (06-30-2011 - TX)

Voss Road Exxon LLC and Demos Thanos v. Frank G. Vlahakos and Jackson Walker L.L.P.

Voss Road Exxon LLC and Demos Thanos (collectively, “VRE”) sued Jackson Walker L.L.P. and one of its partners, Frank Vlahakos (collectively, “Jackson Walker”), asserting that Jackson Walker’s alleged legal malpractice and other wrongful conduct caused VRE to fail to consummate a purchase of the property on which it is located pursuant to a right of first refusal in its lease agreement. T... More...   $0 (06-30-2011 - TX)

Betty Tiner v. William Joe "Bill" Tiner

Appellant Betty Tiner entered into a property settlement agreement with her exhusband, appellee William Joe (“Bill”) Tiner, whereby Bill agreed to pay Betty $400,000 in a lump-sum payment in exchange for Betty’s one-half interest in real property and assets belonging to the couple’s business, Benton Transmission. When Bill failed to pay the lump sum, Betty moved for and was granted a writ ... More...   $0 (06-29-2011 - AR)

Lynette Patterson v. State of Idaho Department of Health & Welfare

Lynette Patterson appeals the dismissal of her claims against her former employer for alleged violation of the Idaho Human Rights Act and the Idaho Protection of Public Employees Act. We affirm.

I.

Factual and Procedural History

This is a constructive discharge case arising under the Idaho Human Rights Act (IHRA), I.C. § 67-5901 et seq., and the Idaho Protection of Public Emp... More...
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Clayton Brown v. Genesis Healthcare Corporation

In the three cases now before the Court, we are asked to examine two areas of the law which – surprisingly – we have never directly and comprehensively addressed. The first area of the law we consider involves Section 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act (“the FAA”).1 We are asked to consider its preemptive effect on West Virginia’s nursing home laws. These cases involve arbitration clauses ... More...   $0 (06-29-2011 - WV)

Ines Orta v. Michael Suarez

Ines Orta appeals from a final judgment of dissolution of marriage denying her petition to relocate to California with the parties’ minor child. For the following reasons, we reverse.

The parties were married on October 9, 2002, in Caracas, Venezuela. The petitioner husband, Michael Suarez, then fifty-three years old, is a Florida resident and self-employed consulting engineer. The respon... More...
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Residential Savings Mortgage, Inc. v. Ramona Keesling

Ramona Keesling filed suit against Residential Savings Mortgage, Inc., based on claims of fraud and negligence regarding Residential's solicitation of and inducement to Keesling to take out a new mortgage loan. Residential appeals a nonfinal order denying its motion to transfer venue from Pinellas County to Broward County. We reverse and direct the trial court on remand to transfer venue to Browa... More...   $0 (06-29-2011 - FL)

Allison, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

Hans Wilhelmsen and hundreds of other Jacksonville, Maryland property owners sued Exxon Mobil Corp. on a negligence theory claiming that a 26,000 gallon gasoline leak in 1979 and 1980 at a service station owned and operated by it contaminated the ground water that they relied upon and, as a direct result, their property values decreased, they suffered emotional distress and were forced to purchase... More...   $2000000000 (06-29-2011 - MD)

Carlton S. Andrew v. Power Marketing Direct, Inc. (PMD)

Carlton S. Andrew from Greeville, South Carolina sued Power Marketing Direct, Inc. (PMD) on fraud and breach of contract theories claiming that information supplied to him in conjunction with his purchase of a license and dealer agreement in 2006 was incorrect and that he was fraudulent induced into entering into the agreement.

... More...
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Jessica Bowwer v. AT&T Mobility

Jessica Bower appeals from the judgment entered after the trial court sustained without leave to amend the demurrer of AT&T Mobility, LLC, AT&T Inc. and AT&T Corporation (collectively, AT&T) in this action based on Bower‟s alleged payment of $15.50 as part of her purchase of a cellular telephone. We affirm.

FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

1. Bower’s Original Complaint

On... More...
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David Bleavins v. John A. Demarest

In a prior lawsuit, plaintiff sued his neighbors over an easement dispute involving a driveway they all shared. An insurance company provided the neighbors with a defense. Plaintiff then filed this action against the neighbors‘ attorneys, alleging that, in the prior action, the attorneys improperly represented the neighbors, made misrepresentations in the course of the litigation, engaged in fri... More...   $0 (06-29-2011 - CA)

Ronald H. Semler v. General Electric Capital Corporation

This appeal raises the question of whether a commercial lending institution, which is also an equity investor in a borrower‘s venture, violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act (Act) (Civ. Code, § 51) by declining to make a loan to a limited liability company because its managing member included a felon who had conspired to falsify customs documents and sell munitions to Syria.

We conclude tha... More...
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