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Tanja Vidovic v. City of Tampa Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Jury Awards Former Firefighter On Discrimination Theory

Tanja Vidovic, age 36, sued the City of Tampa on a civil rights theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000e claiming that she was discriminated against because she was pregnant and that the City retaliated against her when she complained.

She claimed that three captains asked her for sex and the city retaliated against her afte... More...
   $245000 (12-08-2017 - FL)

Epona, LLC v. County of Ventura Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Epona, LLC and Michael Fowler (collectively, Appellants) appeal the district court’s order dismissing Appellants’ First Amendment and Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons (RLUIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc et seq., claims, and denying as moot Appellants’ motion for a preliminary injunction. Appellants challenge the County of Ventura’s (the County) permitting scheme, which requires
4 EPON... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - CA)

Department of Forestry and Fire Protection v. Eunice E. Howell

A wildfire started in Plumas County on September 3, 2007, and burned
approximately 65,000 acres over the course of multiple weeks. This fire, dubbed the
“Moonlight Fire,” was at the center of several actions filed by plaintiffs Department of
Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), Grange Insurance Association, and multiple
1 in 2009 and 2010 against defendants Eunic... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - CA)

Katheryn Swenson v. United of Omaha Life Insurance Company Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

Katheryn Swenson filed suit in Louisiana state court seeking benefits from a life insurance policy after her husband passed away. The insurance company refused to pay based on its belief that Swenson’s husband was not a covered employee at the time of his death. In seeking to recover the death benefits, Swenson cited Louisiana statutes imposing certain requirements on group life policies concernin... More...   $0 (12-05-2017 - LA)

Diana Nieves Noel v. Thrifty Payless, Inc.

Plaintiff James A. Noel bought an inflatable swimming pool at defendants’
drugstore that turned out to be much smaller than the pool pictured on the box. He sued
defendant Thrifty Payless, Inc. on behalf of himself and similarly situated individuals,
alleging defendants violated the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (Civ. Code, § 1750 et
seq.) (CLRA), Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - CA)

Navajo Nation v. Department of the Interior, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

The Department of the Interior (“Interior” or “the
Secretary”) oversees the control, storage, and delivery to the
Western states of the waters of the Colorado River. In most
years, each state in the Colorado River Basin receives a fixed
amount of water from the river; in “surplus” and “shortage”
years, that amount changes. In the face of unprecedented
drought and ever-incre... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - AZ)

Quintin Dawson McCleery v. The State of Texas San Angelo Man Arrested After Leading SAPD Detectives on Chase

As set out above, McCleery was charged with assaulting his wife Smart by choking
her. During the trial, the State called to the stand several witnesses, including Smart; Chris Clark
and Rachel Scott, who were married and allowed Smart and McCleery to live with them for a few
months; and Officer Brent Frazier, whom Smart reported the offense to. During Smart’s testimony,
the State... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - TX)


At the hearing on the motion to suppress, the district court heard evidence that on the
night of February 9, 2015, at approximately 10:08 p.m., Officer Josh Chadney of the Round Rock
Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after having observed it “displaying a defective
license plate light.” Chadney recounted that he made contact with the driver, later identified as 2... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - TX)


On April 23, 2015, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, returned a seven
count indictment against the defendants — who were former employees of SunTrust’s
Annandale branch.2 The indictment’s first count charged them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, in contravention of 18 U.S.C. § 1349.3
Counts 2 through 7 made substantive allegations ... More...
   $0 (12-03-2017 - )

David Richard Sizemore v. Nancy A. Berryhill United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

David Sizemore applied for disability benefits from the Social Security
Administration in July 2011, claiming that he was disabled due to diabetes and bipolar
disorder. After his application was denied by an administrative law judge (“ALJ”), who
found that Sizemore was not disabled, and review was denied by the Appeals Council, he
commenced this action in the district court. The di... More...
   $0 (12-01-2017 - NC)

Kelly J. Cosgriff and Anito A. Cosgriff v. County of Winnebago Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

A dog bit a Roscoe Township employee
on Kelly and Anita Cosgriff’s property. After the employee
and the township sued the Cosgriffs, the Cosgriffs
started a petition campaign encouraging taxpayers to notify
the township that its employees should not trespass on private

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The Cosgriffs’ next property assessment set by the townshipMore...
   $0 (12-01-2017 - IL)

Derrick Demond Gaines v. The State of Texas Police identify suspect in Waco stabbing

In the first issue, Appellant complains that the evidence is insufficient to support
his conviction. The Court of Criminal Appeals has expressed our standard of review of
a sufficiency issue as follows:

In determining whether the evidence is legally sufficient to support a conviction, a reviewing court must consider all of the evidence in the light most favorable to the verdi... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - TX)

Lacie Dee Pardun v. The State of Texas Christmas Toy Delivery Ends Tragically for Motorcyclist Killed by Reckless Driver

A jury convicted Lacie Dee Pardun of manslaughter and also found she used her car as a
deadly weapon. The trial court sentenced her to ten years in prison. In five issues, appellant
brings complaints about the sufficiency of the evidence to support her conviction, the failure to
define “under the influence” in the jury charge, the admission of her toxicology results, and
cumu... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - TX)

Antonio Torres v. The State of Texas Cadena Reeves Justice Center - San Antonio Court of Appeals

Torres does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence to support his conviction.
Moreover, resolution of the issues presented do not require a detailed analysis of the factual
background. Accordingly, we provide a brief factual and procedural background for context.
In the early morning hours, officers were dispatched to a home in Bexar County. When
the first officer a... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - TX)

IN THE INTEREST OF: EHD, Minor Child, MMH and LJH v. THE STATE OF WYOMING Supreme Court of Wyoming

On June 18, 2015, EHD’s mother, HD (“Mother”), was discovered unconscious in the backseat of her vehicle by law enforcement with a needle protruding from her body. She held EHD in her arms and an empty bottle of rum was within reach. Mother was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance, and EHD was placed in protective custody after efforts to place her w... More...   $0 (11-29-2017 - WY)

City of Fontana v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, City of Ontario, Real Parties in Interest

If a municipality imposes a sales tax, the State Board of Equalization (Board or
BOE) has the statutory authority to collect and then remit the tax back to the
municipality. But what if more than one municipality claim that the taxable sale occurred
within its jurisdiction? Included in the Board’s authority is the power to determine where
sales of personal property occur, and the c... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - CA)


Defendant Caleb Gray-Burriss founded the National Association of Special Police and
Security Officers (“NASPSO”) in the 1990s and served the labor union in various high-ranking
positions. The government’s 19-count Second Superseding Indictment, filed in August 2012,
charged Gray-Burriss with “two distinct schemes to steal from the union and its members.”
United States v. Gray... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - DC)

Samuel Topchain v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Samvel Topchian appeals the judgment of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri,
granting summary judgment to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Chase), Martin, Leigh, Laws &
Fritzlen, PC (MLLF), and Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. (SPS) on Topchian’s claims of breach
of contract (against Chase), violations of the Missouri Merchandizing Practices Act (MMPA)
(against Chase, MLLF, and... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. Valentino Johnson Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Valentino Johnson was convicted as a felon in
possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§§ 922(g)(1) & 924(e), after an emergency 911 call reporting
an attempted suicide led San Francisco police to discover a
handgun at the apartment where Johnson was temporarily
staying while on parole. Johnson challenges the denial of
two motions to... More...
   $0 (11-27-2017 - CA)

Ebeneser Benny Morones v. The State of Texas Houston Tango Blast prison gang member sentenced to life after violent local pursuit

Officer Robert Rodriguez, who formerly worked for the Woodbranch Police
Department, testified that he observed a white Cadillac traveling at a high rate of
speed on the highway. Rodriguez activated his patrol vehicle’s lights and siren and
began following the vehicle. Rodriguez realized that the driver was attempting to get
away, and Rodriguez called dispatch and provided the v... More...
   $0 (11-27-2017 - TX)

Arnetia Joyce Robinson v. Federal Housting Finance Agency Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Appellant Arnetia Joyce Robinson is a
stockholder in the Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and the Federal Home
Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”; collectively, the “Companies”). During the
economic recession in 2007–2008, Congress enacted the Housing and Economic Recovery Act
of 2008 (“HERA”), which created an agency, Appellee Federal Housing Finance Agen... More...
   $0 (11-26-2017 - KY)

Citizens of Humanity v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.

Defendants and appellants Applied Underwriters, Inc.
(Applied Underwriters), California Insurance Company (CIC),
Continental Indemnity Company (CNI), Applied Risk Services,
Inc., Joan Sheppard, Westin Fredrick Penfield, and Michael Scott
Wichman (collectively, defendants) appeal from an order denying
their petition to compel arbitration of a dispute with plaintiffs
and resp... More...
   $0 (11-26-2017 - CA)


In the early evening of October 31, 2013, on Halloween, the victim, David
Savoy, and his family were out trick-or-treating. Mr. Savoy was sitting in his truck
in a neighbor‟s driveway after his wife and children had gotten of the truck. As
Mr. Savoy sat waiting, Defendant approached the truck, pointed a rifle at Mr.
Savoy, and asked Mr. Savoy something about Defendant‟s... More...
   $0 (11-24-2017 - LA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. KEITH MECO COLLINS Teen charged with murder in Friday shooting

On November 7, 2016, police officers discovered the dead body of Aaron
McHenry with multiple gunshot wounds to the shoulder, arm, chest, and head. The
shooting occurred on a dead-end street at the twenty-six hundredth block of
Hickman Lane in Des Moines, Iowa.
Following the shooting and after finding a cell phone connecting Collins to
the murder, the police presented a s... More...
   $0 (11-23-2017 - IA)

Laurie B. Grady v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-BC5 Tarrant County Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

After Appellant Laurie B. Grady defaulted on her home-equity loan, the
noteholder, Appellee U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Specialty
Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2006-BC5, successfully sued for an order allowing it to
foreclose on its lien. Grady then sued U.S. Bank and the current loan servicer,
Appe... More...
   $0 (11-23-2017 - TX)

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