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Jon Gregory Sanchez v. Robert Elizondo

Defendant-Appellant Robert Elizondo appeals the
district court’s order vacating his arbitration award and
remanding for further proceedings. Elizondo was awarded
$75,000 in damages (the Award) in the parties’ arbitration,
which Elizondo initiated to recoup losses he suffered as a
result of Plaintiff-Appellee Gregory Sanchez’s
mismanagement of his investment portfolio. Elizo... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - NV)

City of Modesto v. The Dow Chemical Company

In late 1998, the City of Modesto (the City), the City of Modesto Sewer District
No. 1 (the Sewer District) and the Modesto Redevelopment Agency (the RDA) sued
various retail dry cleaning businesses (dry cleaners) operating in Modesto together with
the manufacturers of dry cleaning equipment used at those dry cleaners, and the
manufacturers and distributors of dry cleaning solvent.... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - CA)

Mark Herll; Patricia Herll v. Auto-Owners Insurance Company Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Auto-Owners Insurance Company appeals the district court’s order granting
summary judgment in favor of its insured, Mark and Patricia Herll, in a dispute
concerning damage from a hailstorm to windows in the Herlls’ home. The parties
could not agree on a loss amount for the damage, so they submitted the loss
determination to an appraisal panel in accordance with the policy. The pane... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - MO)

SOMVANG CHANTHASALO Vs. MELISSA DESHOTEL, DEBRA SCHUM, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, RONALD J. MITCHELL, USAA CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, AND PROGRESSIVE SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY

On January 17, 2014, while traveling on Interstate-10, near the Williams
Boulevard and Loyola Street exits in Kenner, Louisiana, Ms. Deshotel’s vehicle
rear-ended Mr. Chanthasalo’s truck (“Accident No. 1”). After the collision, Mr.
Chanthasalo and Ms. Deshotel pulled their respective vehicles onto the shoulder of
the road to assess property damages and report the accident to t... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - LA)

Reginald Reshawn Mack v. The State of Texas

A Brazoria County grand jury indicted appellant for the offense of assault involving family violence as a repeat offender. The State alleged that appellant assaulted his girlfriend, Ashley, with whom appellant had a dating relationship. The indictment further alleged that appellant was previously convicted of assault against a family member and assault against a member of the household. Appella... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

Elise Hilton v. Catherine Mish Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Elise and Ed Hilton, individually, and as next friends of their
developmentally-disabled daughter, EH (collectively, the “Hiltons”), appeal the district court’s
dismissal of their complaint. They argue that the district court erred in three respects. They
allege that Catherine Mish, City Attorney for Grand Rapids, was acting under color of state law
when she sent two emails from he... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - MI)

State of Ohio v. MAX S. STRUBLE

On March 30, 2016, Patrolmen Michael Bruening and Ryan Butler of the
Mentor City Police Department were engaged in a theft investigation involving various
retail stores on Mentor Avenue. As part of the theft detail, the officers surveilled parking
lots of stores for suspicious behavior. The officers wore civilian clothes and drove an
unmarked vehicle. They were on the lookou... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - OH)

Wandering Dago Inc. v. New York State Office of General Services et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

New York, NY Plaintiff‐appellant Wandering Dago, Inc., (“WD”) operates a food truck and
32 brands itself and the food it sells with language generally viewed as ethnic slurs.
33 Defendants‐appellees are officials within the New York State Office of General Services
* Judge Carol Bagley Amon, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
New York, sitti... More...
   $0 (01-03-2018 - NY)

Carlos Morales v. David Barnes Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Appellant Carlos Morales asserts that the trial court erred in denying his motion to dismiss pursuant to chapter 27 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code. Morales also asserts that the trial court abused its discretion in granting appellee David Barnes’s motion to disregard Morales’s reply to Barnes’s response to motion to dismiss. We affirm in part and reverse in part.
BACKGROUND
Ba... More...
   $0 (12-31-2017 - )

STEVEN DEAN MCLAREN v. THE STATE OF WYOMING McLaren Sentenced For Five Felony Counts

Mr. McLaren owned 57 cats. He and his girlfriend, Jennifer Evans, referred to the cats as their “kids” or “the kid.” On March 10, 2014, one of Mr. McLaren’s exotic Savannah kittens, Cameo, was sick, so he and Ms. Evans took it to a veterinary clinic for treatment. Mr. McLaren testified that he had injected “somewhere between a quarter and a third of a gram” of methamphetamine right before he no... More...   $0 (12-30-2017 - WY)

United States of America v. Vincent Asaro Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Long-Time Bonanno Crime Family Member Sentenced to 96 Months’ Imprisonment For Arson

Vincent Asaro, Bonanno Soldier Who Committed Murder and Lufthansa Robbery, Sentenced For Ordering Innocent Motorist’s Car Torched Over Road Rage Incident

Long-time Bonanno crime family member Vincent Asaro was sentenced by United States District Judge Allyne R. Ross to 96 months’ i... More...
   $0 (12-29-2017 - NY)

United States of America, et rel. Garbe v. Kmart Corporation Southern District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Benton, Illinois

Kmart Corporation to Pay U.S. $32.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations for Overbilling Federal Health Programs for Generic Prescription Drugs

Kmart Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC), has agreed to pay $32.3 million to the United States to settle allegations that in-store pharmacies in Kmart stores failed to report discounted prescripti... More...
   $32300000 (12-26-2017 - IL)

United States of America v. Anthony Donte Collier District of North Dakota Federal Courtroom - Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, ND - Illinois Resident Sentenced on Sex Trafficking Charges

Anthony Donte Collier, a/k/a Koleone The Great, age 30, of Illinois, was sentenced on December 21, 2017 in federal court after being found guilty by a trial jury in April of this year. Collier was sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release on charges of Conspiracy to Engage in S... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - SD)

T.H., a Minor, etc. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation California Supreme Court Building - Sacamento, California

Under California law, a brand-name drug manufacturer has a duty to warn
of known or reasonably knowable adverse effects arising from an individual’s use
of its drug. (See Stevens v. Parke, Davis & Co. (1973) 9 Cal.3d 51, 65.) In this
case, we examine whether — and if so, under what circumstances — a brandname
drug manufacturer may be sued under a theory of “warning label” liability... More...
   $0 (12-25-2017 - CA)

Doran J. Curry v. State of Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana

On January 14, 2015, at around 1:47 p.m., Indiana State Police Trooper James
Wells (“Trooper Wells”) approached a vehicle in the left lane of southbound
Interstate 65 that was traveling below the posted speed limit of 70 miles per
hour. Before the vehicle yielded the lane, Trooper Wells clocked its speed and
determined that it was traveling at approximately 63 miles per hour. ... More...
   $0 (12-24-2017 - IN)

State of Ohio v. Donald Christon

Appellant, Donald J. Christon, III, lived with his mother, Juanita Wilson,
along with her young grandson Delbert Lear, and the victim, Tony Wilson, variously
described in the record as appellant’s older brother, half-brother or cousin.
{¶ 3} In the early hours of June 16, 2015, appellant used a butcher knife to stab the
victim five times in the chest, left arm and back. Appell... More...
   $0 (12-23-2017 - OH)

State of Hawaii v. Donald J. Trump Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries1 from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive. To do so, we must consider the statutory and constitutional limits of the President’s power to curtail entry of foreign nationals in... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - HI)

Rodney D. Bailey v. Dallas County, Texas; Dallas County Sheriff's Department Civil Service Commission and Juanita H. Nanez, Steve Hanna and Dwayne Bishop, In their Official Capacities as Members of the Sheriff's Department Civil Service Commission

This case concerns a district court’s subject-matter jurisdiction to hear the case of a deputy sheriff, Rodney D. Bailey, who was terminated by Dallas County and whose civil service proceeding was dismissed. Bailey appeals the trial court’s dismissal of his suit against Dallas County, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department’s Civil Service Commission, and the members of the Commission. Bailey bring... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - TX)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. WILLIAM BURKERT Supreme Court of New Jersey

On September 30, 2011, Halton filed three separate complaints, alleging that Burkert committed the petty disorderly persons offense of harassment on January 8, 9, and 11, 2011, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4(c).1 A three-day trial was held in
1 A petty disorderly persons offense is punishable by up to thirty days in jail. N.J.S.A. 2C:43-8.
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the Elizabeth ... More...
   $0 (12-21-2017 - CT)

FRIENDS OF THE CAPITAL CRESCENT TRAIL, ET AL. v. FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, ET AL. U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit

This case concerns multiple challenges under the National Environmental Policy Act to Maryland’s proposed “Purple Line” light rail project. Two orders of the district court are principally at issue. In the first order, the district court directed the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) to prepare a supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (“SEIS”) to analyze the effects of Metrorail’s rec... More...   $0 (12-20-2017 - DC)

DOE v. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.S.A. OF TULSA First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa

Appellant/Doe filed suit against The First Presbyterian Church U.S.A. ("FPC"), of Tulsa, Oklahoma and its minister, James D. Miller, ("Appellees"), based on theories of torts and breach of contract. Doe seeks damages arising out of alleged harm he incurred from Appellees' publishing notice of his baptism on the world wide web. Doe claimed that he advised Appellees of the need to keep his baptism p... More...   $0 (12-19-2017 - OK)

Antoinette Rossetta v. Citimortgage, Inc.

Plaintiff Antoinette Rossetta appeals from a judgment dismissing her second
amended complaint1 after the trial court sustained a demurrer by defendants
CitiMortgage, Inc. (CitiMortgage) and U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for
Citicorp Residential Trust Series 2006-1 (2006-1 Trust). The complaint asserts causes of
action for intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepr... More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Kyle Cameron Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Florida Man Indicted for Stealing ID’s and Committing Bank Fraud

A Florida man was indicted on December 14, 2017 on multiple counts of conspiracy, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting United States Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch.

Joining Lemisch in the announcement was David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Det... More...
   $0 (12-17-2017 - )

S.V. Gopalratnam v. Hewlett-Packard Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Plaintiffs’ son tragically perished in a fire at plaintiffs’ home in June 2010. Believing that the fire was caused by a defective lithium ion battery cell from their son’s laptop, plaintiffs filed a products liability suit against separate manufacturers of the laptop, battery pack, and indi-vidual battery cells. Plaintiffs supported their causation the-ory solely through testimony from two expert ... More...   $0 (12-17-2017 - WI)

United States of America v. Jamie Matsuba and Thomas Matsuba Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - TWO LOS ANGELES-AREA MANAGERS OF FORECLOSURE RESCUE COMPANIES CONVICTED FOR ROLES IN MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME

A federal jury found two Los Angeles-area managers of foreclosure rescue companies guilty on December 14, 2017 for their roles in a foreclosure rescue scheme.

Jamie Matsuba, 33, and her father, Thomas Matsuba, 67, both of Chatsworth, were convicted after a ... More...
   $0 (12-16-2017 - CA)

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