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Michael Gwynn v. City of Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia Police Officers Michael Gwynn and Brendon Ryan appeal a summary judgment entered in favor of several of their fellow officers and the City. Appellants asserted constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, statutory claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various state law claims. For the reasons that follow, we will affirm the judgment of the District Court.

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John E. McDonald, Jr. v. Scitec, Inc.

[¶1] John E. McDonald Jr. appeals from a judgment entered in the Business and Consumer Docket (Nivison, J.) in favor of Scitec, Inc., on McDonald’s complaint alleging that Scitec continued to owe him commissions on sales that it made to an established customer, a company known as Avaya, after Scitec unilaterally terminated McDonald’s commission agreement. The court’s judgment (1) denied McD... More...   $0 (06-20-2013 - ME)

Shahla M. Rabie Cortez v. Palace Resorts, Inc.

The underlying question in this case is whether the forum non conveniens doctrine was erroneously applied to force a United States citizen to litigate her negligence action in Mexico, when her lawsuit was filed against a corporation with its primary place of business in Florida and where the allegations of the complaint relate to an incident that took place in Mexico but center on conduct occurrin... More...   $0 (06-20-2013 - FL)

Sandra J. Pohl v. Quality Inn Downtown

Sandra J. Pohl sued the Quality Inn Downtown in Oklahoma City on a premises liability theory claiming:

1. The Plaintiff, Sandra J. Pohl, was at all times herein an individual resident of the State of Illinois.

2. The Defendant, Quality Inn Downtown, is a corporation domiciled in the State of Oklahoma.

3. Quality Inn Oklahoma.

Upon information and belief, on the 26th day... More...
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Peter R. Friedman, Ltd. v. Tishman Speyer Hudson Limited Partnership

Orders, Supreme Court, New York County (Shirley Werner Kornreich, J.), entered June 22, 2012, which, insofar as appealed from and as limited by the briefs, granted defendants' motion for summary judgment to the extent of dismissing the second cause of action for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and denied plaintiff's motion for leave to amend the complaint, unanimousl... More...   $0 (06-20-2013 - NY)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v. Avery Cashion, III

Avery T. Cashion, III, appeals from the district court’s judgment in favor of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), acting as receiver for The Bank of Asheville (“the Bank”), in this action by the FDIC to recover the deficiency owed on a promissory note executed by Cashion and payable to the Bank. Cashion contends that the district court erred in granting summary judgment t... More...   $0 (06-20-2013 - NC)

Michael Gwynn v. City of Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia Police Officers Michael Gwynn and Brendon Ryan appeal a summary judgment entered in favor of several of their fellow officers and the City. Appellants asserted constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, statutory claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various state law claims. For the reasons that follow, we will affirm the judgment of the District Court.

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Stella Hall v. The Ohio Bell Telephone Company

Stella Hall appeals a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of her former
employer, The Ohio Bell Telephone Company. Hall alleges that she was terminated from Ohio Bell
in retaliation for taking medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. For the following
reasons, we affirm the district court.
I. BACKGROUND
From 2001 to 2010, Hall worked for Ohio Bell as ... More...
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Elaine Joyce v. Town of Dennis

In May 2007, three days before plaintiff Elaine Joyce ("Joyce") expected to play golf with her father in a tournament at a town course in Dennis, Massachusetts, Joyce's father was told he would have to find another partner because women were not allowed in that "men's" tournament. The Town Administrator declined to reverse the course officials' decision, and Joyce subsequently brought federal and... More...   $0 (06-17-2013 - MA)

State of Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

The National Voter Registration Act requires States to “accept and use” a uniform federal form to register voters for federal elections. The contents of that form (colloquially known as the Federal Form) are prescribed by a federal agency, the Election Assistance Commission. The Federal Form developed by the EAC does not require documentary evidence of citizenship; rather, it requires onl... More...   $0 (06-17-2013 - AZ)

Michael M. Carter v. Harris County Appraisal District and the Appraisal Review Board of Harris County Appraisal District

In this ad valorem tax case, appellant Michael M. Carter sued the Harris County Appraisal District and the Appraisal Review Board of Harris County

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Appraisal District (collectively, the “Taxing Authorities”) seeking judicial review of the board’s decision regarding the appraised value of real property owned by Carter. The Taxing Authorities moved to dismiss for lack of subject... More...
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United States of America v. Shengyang Zhou a/k/a Tom

Mr. Shengyang Zhou pled guilty to trafficking and attempted trafficking of counterfeit goods in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2320 and § 2. He was sentenced to eighty-seven months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release, and he was ordered to pay restitution of $507,567. Mr. Zhou contends the district court made a number of errors in sentencing him. We disagree and affirm.

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In Re: Standard Jury Instructions - Contract and Business Cases

This matter is before the Court upon the report, recommendation and proposal of the Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions— Contract and Business Cases and a printed book of instructions prepared by the Committee for use when appropriate in civil cases. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 2(a), Fla. Const. This Court generally approves the theory and technique of instructing juri... More...   $0 (06-06-2013 - FL)

State of California v. Al Henry Allen, Sr.

State of California charged Al Henry Allen, Sr., age 22, with first-degree murder in conjunction with what is called the "G-Mobb/Guttah Boys" murder. Sacramento Valley High School basketball player D'andrea Blackwell, age 18, was shot to death at a graduation party at an Elk Grove hotel on June 5, 2011.

Also charged were Marquess Trevon Wilson, age 19, Brandon Marcel Washington, age 24, ... More...
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Jaqueline Hillman v. Judy A.Maretta

The Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Act of 1954 (FEGLIA)establishes an insurance program for federal employees. FEGLIA permits an employee to name a beneficiary of life insurance proceeds, and specifies an “order of precedence” providing that an employee’s death benefits accrue first to that beneficiary ahead of other potential recipients. 5 U. S. C. §8705(a). A Virginia statute r... More...   $0 (06-03-2013 - DC)

Albert Ramirez v. The State of Texas

Albert Ramirez (“Ramirez” or “Appellant”) appeals a ruling of the trial court that Ramirez was not indigent for the purposes of court-appointed counsel to represent him on appeal, Case No. 08-11-00298-CR, and a trial transcript at county expense. Ramirez brings two issues: (1) error by the trial court in determining Ramirez was not indigent in spite of evidence to the contrary and in viola... More...   $0 (05-31-2013 - TX)

State of Washington v. Larry Dean Tyler

An officer stopped the defendant for a traffic violation and pulled the car he was driving off a busy highway. When it turned out that the driver and his passenger both had suspended drivers' licenses and alternate arrangements could not be made, the officer arranged for a tow truck to move the car. In order to turn the vehicle over to the towing company, the officer conducted an inventory search ... More...   $0 (05-30-2013 - WA)

Jacqueline Goldberg v. 401 North Wabash Venture LLC, et al.

Jacqueline Goldberg sued 401 North Wabash Venture LLC, Trump Chicago Managing Member LLC, Donald Trump on breach of contract and fraud theories claiming that Trump did not perform on a promise to share the profits on a luxury hotel and condominium development in which she invested by buying two units in the project in 2006. She claimed to have lost $500,000 sought much more in damages from Mr. Tr... More...   $0 (05-24-2013 - IL)

E & F Cox Family Trust v. The City of Tulsa

¶1 The Tulsa City Council adopted a resolution to finance a multi-purpose facility in downtown Tulsa now known as ONEOK Field. The Improvement District Act, 11 O.S. 2011 §39-101 et seq. governs the creation of improvement districts and outlines a procedure for paying for them by means of assessments to interested property owners.

¶2 In this consolidated appeal, under surviving Case No. 1... More...
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Diplomat Properties Limited Partnership v.l Tecnoglass

Appellant, Diplomat Properties, L.P. (“Diplomat”), appeals an order which dismissed all of its claims against the defendants, Tecnoglass USA, Inc., and Tecnoglass Colombia S.A., Inc. (collectively “Tecnoglass”). In this appeal, Diplomat challenges only the dismissal of its common law indemnity claim. We reverse.

Diplomat is the owner of the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa (the “hot... More...
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Rehak Creative Services, Inc. v. Ann L. Witt

Rehak Creative Services, Inc. and Robert Rehak (collectively, “Rehak”) appeal from a final judgment granting a motion to dismiss in favor of appellees Ann L. Witt, Ellen Witt, Raymond Witt, and the Ann Witt Campaign (collectively, “Witt”). We affirm.

OVERVIEW

This appeal focuses on a recently enacted statute called the “Texas Citizens Participation Act,” which is codi... More...
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Terri Greig v. Maged S. Botros, M.D.

Terri Greig brought this medical malpractice action against Dr. Maged Botros in the District of Kansas based on diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332(a). The decedent Michael Greig, Terri Greig’s husband, died from a ruptured aortic dissecting aneurysm, which occurs when the aorta tears. We exercise our jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm. ___________________... More...   $0 (05-21-2013 - KS)

In re Tobacco Cases

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (Reynolds) challenges trial court orders issued after remand in the last appeal in this matter, which award the People of the State of California $2,943,920.63 in contractual attorney fees as the prevailing parties in an action to enforce a consent decree and final judgment (Consent Decree) entered on a master settlement agreement (MSA). Reynolds contends the court er... More...   $0 (05-20-2013 - CA)

Michael Joseph Griffin v. State of Florida

Michael Joseph Griffin appeals an order of the circuit court denying his motion to vacate his conviction for first-degree murder and sentence of death filed under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851. Griffin also petitions this Court

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for a writ of habeas corpus. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), (9), Fla. Const. For the reasons explained below, we affirm the tr... More...
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Ashley Schutz v. La Costita, III, Inc.

2 After drinking past the point of intoxication at defendant's bar, plaintiff
3 attempted to drive home and was severely injured when she entered an interstate highway
4 driving in the wrong direction and collided with another car. She brought this action
5 against the bar, alleging negligence for having served her "when she had already
6 consumed excessive quantities of alcohol," ... More...
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