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Architex Association, Inc. v. Scottsdale Insurance Company

¶1. The parties and amici1 assert the matter before this Court is a case of first impression. This Court is called upon to determine whether Architex Association, Inc.’s (“Architex”) intentional hiring or utilization of subcontractors to perform work on one of its projects negates coverage included in the Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) coverage part of three separate “Commercial... More...   $0 (02-11-2010 - MS)

Danny L. Benson v. AJR, Inc.

The appellants herein and defendants below, AJR, Inc., and John M. Rhodes (hereinafter collectively referred to as “AJR”), appeal from an order entered July 18, 2008, by the Circuit Court of Wood County. By that order, the circuit court entered judgment in favor of the appellee herein and plaintiff below, Danny L. Benson (hereinafter referred to as “Mr. Benson”), in the amount of $94,910.2... More...   $0 (02-11-2010 - WV)

Ray N. Jackson v. Dr. James Roach

Appellant Ray Jackson appeals a dismissal and summary judgment rejecting his discrimination claims against his employer, the United States Air
Force. Jackson was removed from his position as an electronics mechanic by the
Air Force. Jackson appealed his removal through administrative procedures and
alleged that the Air Force discriminated against him on the basis of race,
United St... More...
   $0 (02-09-2010 - TX)

Paul D. Turner v. The Saloon, Ltd.

Paul Turner worked as a waiter for The Saloon, Ltd. (“The Saloon”), a Chicago steakhouse, and claims he was the victim of several forms of employment discrimination. Turner had a months-long sexual relationship with his supervisor and claims that when he ended it, she persistently sexually harassed him. He also claims The Saloon discriminated against him on the basis of a disability; he suffer... More...   $0 (02-08-2010 - PA)

Mulligan Law Firm, -v- Zyprexa MDL Plaintiffs' Steering Committee II

This interlocutory appeal concerns the attorney compensation structure established by the district court in this ongoing multidistrict litigation ("MDL"), and the applicability of that compensation structure to the Mulligan Law Firm ("Mulligan"). Mulligan represents more than two thousand plaintiffs in upwards of seventy cases that have been transferred by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litig... More...   $0 (02-08-2010 - NY)

Bryan Locke v. Lonald L. Gellhaus

[¶1.] A pedestrian was injured when a concrete-filled metal grate in a city sidewalk collapsed. The grate covered a no longer used excavation that was originally a stairwell to the basement of an abutting building. The pedestrian and his wife sued the current building owner for negligence and loss of consortium. The circuit court granted summary judgment in favor of the building owner. The court ... More...   $0 (02-03-2010 - SD)

Mulligan Law Firm v. Zyprexa MDL Plaintiffs' Steering Committee

24 This interlocutory appeal concerns the attorney
25 compensation structure established by the district court in this
26 ongoing multidistrict litigation ("MDL"), and the applicability
27 of that compensation structure to the Mulligan Law Firm
28 ("Mulligan"). Mulligan represents more than two thousand
29 plaintiffs in upwards of seventy cases that have been transferred
30... More...
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Michael Adams v. Town of Brunswick

[¶1] Michael Adams and three other property owners in the Town of Brunswick’s Residential 2 zoning district (collectively Neighbors) appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court (Cumberland County, Warren, J.), affirming the Brunswick Code Enforcement Officer’s (CEO’s) determination that leasing a house divided into two apartments to a total of eleven Bowdoin College students is an allowabl... More...   $0 (02-02-2010 - ME)

Red Sea Gaming, Inc. Block Investments

This appeal arises from a dispute between limited partners over the sale of a partnership interest in a Las Vegas hotel and casino. Red Sea Gaming Inc. and Red Sea Nevada, Inc. (“Red Sea”) complain of an insufficient damage award. Block Investments (Nevada) Company, Block 1991 Investment Trust, and Michael A. Block (“Block”) raise a cross-point challenging the denial of their motion for j... More...   $0 (01-31-2010 - )

Weeks Marine, Inc. Edgar Eduardo Barrera

Weeks Marine, Inc. appeals the judgment in favor of Edgar Eduardo Barrera for $842,100.00 in tort damages, $100,000.00 in cure, $100,000.00 in attorneys’ fees, and $17,186.87 in costs. Weeks contends: (1) the trial court erred in rendering judgment for both the tort award for medical expenses and the cure award because it results in a double recovery for the same damages; (2) the evidence is leg... More...   $0 (01-29-2010 - TX)

Aztar Corporation v. U.S. Fire Insurance Company

¶1 We address in this opinion, among other issues, what the term “interruption of business, whether total or partial” means in this contract of insurance.

Facts and Procedural History

1. Tropicana Expansion Project

¶2 At all times relevant to this appeal, Appellant Aztar Corporation (“Aztar”), a Phoenix-based corporation, owned and operated the Tropicana Casino and R... More...
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Gary Hoffman v. Sandia Resort and Casino

{1} This case presents us with another question regarding the extent of tribal sovereign immunity. Appellant Hoffman brought suit in district court based on his claims that Sandia Resort and Casino (Sandia) wrongfully refused to pay him a gambling prize. Holding that tribal sovereign immunity applies, we affirm the district court’s grant of Sandia’s motion to dismiss based on lack of subject m... More...   $0 (01-26-2010 - NM)

Michael Crowe v. County of San Diego

This civil rights case arose from the investigation and prosecution of innocent teenagers for a crime they did not commit. Michael Crowe, Aaron Houser, and Joshua Treadway were wrongfully accused of the murder of Michael’s 12-year-old sister Stephanie Crowe. After hours of grueling, psychologically abusive interrogation—during which the boys were isolated from their families and had no access ... More...   $0 (01-21-2010 - CA)

H.H. Taylor v. Ramsay-Gerding Construction Company

This case is before us on remand from the Oregon Supreme Court. In our previous decision, we determined in part that, for the purposes of plaintiffs' claim for breach of an express warranty, there was insufficient evidence in the record to permit a jury to find that defendant's territory manager had apparent authority to warrant a stucco siding system manufactured by defendant and installed in pl... More...   $0 (01-20-2010 - OR)

James M. Capone v. Aetna Life Insurance Company

Plaintiff-Appellant James Capone struck his head on the bottom of the ocean while diving in the Bahamas, paralyzing himself from the neck down. Capone sought benefits under the Accidental Death and Personal Loss provision of his employee health insurance policy administered by Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna). Aetna denied Capone’s claim for benefits twice, prompting this civil action. The d... More...   $0 (01-12-2010 - GA)

Boston Stanton v. Rod Schutz

In this appeal, we review the court of appeals’ determination that a previous federal court ruling does not preclude plaintiff Rod Schultz’s present state malpractice claim against his former attorneys, Boston Stanton and James Covino, the defendants in this case. Schultz v. Stanton, 198 P.3d 1253 (Colo. App. 2008).

Stanton and Covino previously defended Schultz in a federal criminal p... More...
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Dawn Georgette Myers v. Central Florida Investments, Inc., David Siegel, et al.

Defendants Central Florida Investments, Inc., Westgate Resorts, Inc., Westgate Resorts, Ltd., CFI Sales and Marketing, Ltd., and David Siegel appeal and plaintiff Dawn Georgette Myers cross-appeals the judgment of the district court, after a jury trial, in favor of Myers in the amount of $610,469.84. Myers recovered $103,622.09 in compensatory damages and $506,847.75 in punitive damages arising fr... More...   $0 (01-06-2010 - FL)

Priceline.com, Inc. v. City of Anaheim, et al.

Plaintiffs1 appeal from a judgment denying their petition for a writ of mandate directed to defendants the City of Anaheim, Mayor Curt Pringle, and City Attorney Jack White (collectively, Anaheim). Plaintiffs sought to compel Anaheim to litigate tax assessment proceedings without the assistance of outside counsel retained pursuant to a contingency fee agreement. They contend outside counsel‟s co... More...   $0 (01-05-2010 - CA)

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation v. Xenon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

This case arises out of a complex set of contractual relationships between the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the patent-management entity for the University of Wisconsin; certain research scientists at the University; and Xenon Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian drug company. The Foundation and Xenon jointly own the patent rights to an enzyme that can lower cholesterol levels in the human body. T... More...   $0 (01-05-2010 - WI)

Tanya Nicole Kach v. Thomas Hose

This case arises from a highly unusual and extremely disturbing set of circumstances. In September 1995, Tanya Nicole Kach was a fourteen-year-old student when she befriended, and later became intimate with, Thomas Hose, a security guard at her middle school. Several months later, Kach ran away from home and spent the next approximately ten years living clandestinely with Hose. In March 2006, when... More...   $0 (01-01-2010 - pa)

Donna L. Lewis v. City of Chicago Police Department

Chicago police officer Donna Lewis claims she was discriminated and retaliated against by the City of Chicago and her supervisor, Lt. Terrence Williams. Her claim was initially borne out of a decision by Williams to deny her request to participate in a special security detail in Washington, D.C. The acorn of that decision has produced an oak tree of litigation.

Initially, the district cou... More...
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Lancer Insurance Company v. Oscar Perez, II

On April 30, 2004, members of the Alice High School band went on an overnight field trip to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas. The Alice Independent School District contracted with Garcia Holiday Tours to transport the students on one of its buses. The bus driver was Raul Garcia, an employee of Garcia Holiday Tours. Unknown to Raul Garcia, he was infected with active tuberculosis. Durin... More...   $0 (12-23-2009 - TX)

Joel A. Ramsey and Marla K. Ramsey v. James R. Spray and Marianne Spray

In five issues, appellants Joel A. and Marla K. Ramsey appeal the award of damages to appellees James R. and Marianne Spray on the Sprays= Deceptive Trade Practices‑Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) claim arising from the sale and purchase of a house. We affirm in part, reverse and render in part, and reverse and remand in part for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

I. B... More...
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Richard DeWeese v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (“SEPTA”) appeals from an order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granting summary judgment to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”) on its cross-claim against SEPTA. The District Court determined that SEPTA’s state-law sovereign immunity defense is preempted by Amtrak’s f... More...   $0 (12-23-2009 - PA)

Rene Wilson v. Island Seas Investments, Limited, dba Island Seas Resort

This case arises from the unfortunate death of Daisy Scott Emory, who died while on vacation in the Bahamas. At issue in this appeal is whether the district court abused its discretion in dismissing the plaintiff-appellant’s suit on forum non conveniens grounds. For the following reasons, we reverse and remand this matter to the district court for further proceedings.

   $0 (12-22-2009 - FL)

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