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Loretta Reynolds v. CB Sports Bars, Inc.

Loretta Reynolds alleges that Brenda Russell and Casey Carson induced her to become intoxicated in a bar owned by CB Sports Bar, Inc., and attempted to take her back to their apartment “for sexual exploitation.” Reynolds managed to escape, but was injured when she was struck by a car. Reynolds sued Russell, Carson, and CB Sports for negligence and punitive damages. She alleged in her second am... More...   $0 (10-22-2010 - IL)

Judy Mayville v. William Mayville

¶ 1. DOOLEY, J. Husband, William Mayville, who was recently laid off from his job, seeks to terminate the spousal maintenance payable to his ex-wife, Judy Mayville, pursuant to a 2003 court order. After husband filed a motion to terminate spousal maintenance, the Chittenden Family Court issued an order requiring him to pay $3000 per month—the same amount set forth in the 2003 ord... More...   $0 (10-21-2010 - VT)

Famous Horse v. 5th Ave. Photo Inc. et al.

Appellant Famous Horse, Inc., operates a chain of clothing stores in the New York
18 area called V.I.M. that sell name-brand jeans and sneakers for relatively low prices.
19 Appellees offered to supply several clothing stores, including V.I.M., with Rocawear
20 brand jeans at a discounted price. After purchasing jeans from Appellees in 2006, V.I.M.
21 discovered that the jeans were... More...
   $0 (10-21-2010 - NY)

James Young v. Valt.X Holdings, Inc.

Following a securities transaction, James Young, Robert Worrall, and Shannon Gustafson (collectively, "Buyers") sued Valt.X Holdings, Inc. ("Valt.X"), Dennis Meharchand, and Brian Groh (collectively, "Sellers") based on numerous claims, including conspiracy, common law fraud, fraud in a stock transaction, negligence and gross negligence, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA... More...   $0 (10-15-2010 - TX)

Shawn W. Byrne v. Bonnie Rutledge

Vermont, like many states, allows the owners of motor vehicles to request a “special number” license plate — more commonly known as a “vanity” plate — that contains a short message selected by the registrant rather than the generic combinations of letters and digits that the state Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) would otherwise assign. While Vermont allows residents to select ... More...   $0 (10-08-2010 - VT)

Richard Lazarin v. Total Western, Inc.

Three union-represented construction workers, Richard Lazarin, Gervis Quamina and Otis Skinner, sued their former employer, Total Western, Inc. (TWI), on behalf of themselves and a putative class of former and current nonexempt hourly employees of TWI providing on-site construction services at oil refineries, power plants or other industrial facilities, alleging in part TWI had failed to provide s... More...   $0 (10-07-2010 - CA)

Keri Richard v. DuPont Company

Keri Richard sued DuPont Company for discrimination under the American with Disabilities Act and for wrongful termination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The district court granted summary judgment in DuPont’s favor. On appeal, Richard contends that the district court improperly weighed summary judgment evidence. We conclude that no genuine issue of material fact exists. Consequently, w... More...   $0 (10-04-2010 - LA)

Daniel Castellanos-Contreras v. Decatur Hotels, L.L.C.

A group of hotel workers present in this country under H-2B visas (“the 2 Workers”) sued Decatur Hotels and Patrick Quinn (collectively “Decatur”) alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Decatur moved to dismiss and for summary judgment, and the Workers moved for partial summary judgment. In a single order, the district court granted the Workers’ motion in part ... More...   $0 (10-01-2010 - LA)

J. Lynn Bock v. Robert E. Slater, Jr., et al.

¶1 This is one in a series of appeals stemming from a shareholders' derivative action. This appeal concerns the trial court's denial of a motion to cancel notices of lis pendens. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand with directions.


¶2 Plaintiffs are investors in a plan to purchase and renovate "distressed" hotels across the country. Defendants are Robert S... More...
   $0 (09-24-2010 - OK)

Maurizio Antoninetti v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

This case presents several issues involving the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“Disabilities Act” or “Act”) to a wheelchair-bound customer of the well-known Mexican fast-food restaurants operated by Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (“Chipotle”). The question on the merits is whether the actions Chipotle took to accommodate the customer’s disability satisfied the requ... More...   $0 (09-22-2010 - CA)

Steven Abel v. Southern Shuttle Services, Inc.

This is Plaintiff Steven Abel’s second appeal to this Court. Abel, a former driver of Defendant Southern Shuttle Services, Inc.’s airport shuttle vans, filed this action on behalf of himself and others similarly situated for alleged violations of the overtime pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. § 207(a)(1). In the first appeal, this Court vacated the distric... More...   $0 (09-21-2010 - FL)

Felton Bradley v. Allstate Insurance Company

This appeal involves an insurance dispute arising from the total destruction of Felton and Lucille Bradley’s home as a result of flood and wind damage suffered during Hurricane Katrina. The Bradleys’ homeowners policy with Allstate Insurance Company carried a dwelling limit of $105,600. The Bradleys have received $105,139.06 in total insurance payments for their dwelling—$41,339.06 under the... More...   $0 (09-20-2010 - LA)

Tolano Anderson v. Wachovia Mortgage Corporation

This case is brought by three African-American couples who, in 2004, purchased adjacent houses in a Dover, Delaware, community known as “Silver Lake.” Plaintiffs received mortgages from Wachovia Mortgage Corporation, but only after Wachovia imposed several conditions on the approvals of these mortgages. Plaintiffs allege that these conditions were racially motivated, and brought suit against W... More...   $0 (09-13-2010 - DE)

J.M. v. Hillsdale Independent School District No. 1-29

Defendant-Appellant Hilldale Independent School District (Hilldale) appeals the district court’s denial of its motion for judgment as a matter of law. It further challenges selected evidentiary rulings, the basis for permitting certain legal theories to go to the jury, the entry of inconsistent verdicts, and the plaintiff’s perceived double recovery. Plaintiff-Appellee and Cross-Appellant, J.M... More...   $0 (09-10-2010 - OK)

Marco Garcia v. Four Points Sheraton LAX

In this appeal, we address the validity of the Hotel Service Charge Reform Ordinance (Ordinance) enacted by the City of Los Angeles (the City), requiring non-unionized hotels in the Century Corridor near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to pass along mandatory service charges to workers who render the services for which the charges have been collected. The Ordinance is based upon the Cityâ€... More...   $0 (09-10-2010 - )

Jonette Anson v. Star Brite Inn Motel

[¶1.] Jonette Anson (Anson) failed to file a personal injury claim within the three-year statute of limitations. The circuit court denied her motion to extend the statute of limitations under the doctrine of equitable tolling. We affirm.


[¶2.] On December 23, 2004, Eleshia Zahrbock, Peyton Gerry, Justin Zahrbock, and Anson were guests at the Star Brite Inn (Star Brite), a... More...
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Jeff Tamraz v. Lincoln Electric Company

At issue in this case is the often-elusive line between admissible opinion and inadmissible speculation under Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993). Several manufacturers of welding supplies appeal a $20.5 million jury verdict based on a doctor’s testimony that their products triggered “manganese-induced parkinsonism” ... More...   $0 (09-08-2010 - OH)

John W. Searle v. Town of Burcksport

[¶1] John W. Searle appeals from a summary judgment entered in the Superior Court (Knox County, Hjelm, J.) in favor of the Town of Bucksport and the Bucksport School Department on his complaint asserting negligent maintenance of the visitors’ bleachers at the Bucksport High School football field. Searle contends that the Superior Court erred in holding that the bleachers are not a public buildi... More...   $0 (08-31-2010 - ME)

Carol Fuller v. Fiber Glass Systems

Carol L. Fuller, an African-American female, sued Fiber Glass Systems, L.P., (FGS) under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, claiming discrimination (non-selection), harassment (supervisor and co-worker), and retaliation. FGS moved for summary judgment, which was granted as to retaliation but denied as to the other claims. After a trial, the jury found for FGS on the n... More...   $0 (08-25-2010 - ar)

Qualified Patients Association v. City of Anaheim

Plaintiffs Qualified Patients Association (QPA) and Lance Mowdy appeal from a judgment of dismissal entered after the trial court sustained, without leave to amend, the City of Anaheim‟s demurrer to plaintiffs‟ complaint. Asserting the primacy of state law over local law under constitutional and statutory authority (Cal. Const., art. XI, § 7; Gov. Code, § 37100), plaintiffs‟ first cause of... More...   $0 (08-18-2010 - CA)

Marjorie Wagoner v. Pfizer, Inc.

Marjorie Wagoner filed this lawsuit against Pfizer, Inc., her former employer, alleging various violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) and Kansas law. The district court granted Pfizer’s motion for summary judgment on all of Wagoner’s claims, concluding Wagoner had failed to present evidence her termination was age related. It also concluded Pfizer’s conduct was ... More...   $0 (08-12-2010 - KS)

Nicholas W. Belyes v. Shiretown Motor Inn, L.P.

[¶1] Nicholas W. Belyea appeals from a final judgment entered by the Superior Court (Aroostook County, Hunter, J.) granting summary judgment to Shiretown Motor Inn, LP, and Shiretown Motel, Inc. (collectively Shiretown), on Belyea’s complaint alleging negligence. Belyea, who was assaulted in Shiretown’s parking lot, contends that, although he was not a motel guest, Shiretown nonetheless owed ... More...   $0 (08-10-2010 - ME)

Wynn, et al. v. MJ Harbor Hotel, LLC

Twenty-three plaintiffs sued MJ Harbor Hotel, L.L.C. on negligence, public nuisance and battery theories claiming that they were wrongfully exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide and suffered permanent brain damage while working at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse located the the Pier V hotel on February 2, 2008.

Baltimore City firefighters who responded to the scene testified that the carbon ... More...
   $34330000 (08-01-2010 - MD)

Allstar National Insurance Agency v. Johnicala Johnson

Allstar National Insurance Agency (“Allstar”) purchased three custom-built computers from Johnicala Johnson, owner of Skypot Computers USA, Inc. (collectively, “Johnson”). Allstar sued Johnson for breach of contract and violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, claiming that Johnson failed to deliver the computers or refund the purchase price. After a bench trial, the trial court d... More...   $0 (07-30-2010 - TX)

Jamie Gannon v. American Home Products, Inc.

Plaintiffs Jamie and Rebecca Gannon appeal from the grant of summary judgment dismissing their complaint against defendants American Home Products Corporation (American), American Cyanamid Company (Cyanamid), and Lederle Laboratories (Lederle) (collectively, defendants). We have considered the arguments raised in light of the record and applicable legal standards. We reverse and remand for fu... More...
   $0 (07-29-2010 - NJ)

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