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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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Adam Hofmann v. Marina Abigail Sender

Petitioner-Appellee initiated proceedings pursuant to Article 3 of the Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, Oct. 25, 1980, T.I.A.S. No. 11, 679, 1343 U.N.T.S. 89, reprinted in 51 Fed. Reg. 10, 494 (Mar. 26, 1986) (“Hague Convention” or “Convention”), implemented by the International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA), 42 U.S.C. § 11601 et seq. (2000), whic... More...   $0 (05-14-2013 - NY)

Thomas Lee Goldstein v. City of Long Beach

We consider in this case whether a district attorney acts as a local or a state official when establishing policy and training related to the use of jailhouse informants. We find that, as to the policies at issue here, the district attorney was acting as a final policymaker for the County of Los Angeles.

We thus reverse the district court’s grant of the motion for judgment on the pleading... More...
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Donald Goudy v. Vicky-Jo Duquette

Donald Goudy challenges the final judgment of injunction for protection against repeat violence entered in favor of Vicky-Jo Duquette. Mr. Goudy argues that there was insufficient evidence of violence or stalking to support the injunction. We agree and reverse.

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Injunctive relief from repeat violence is available pursuant to section 784.046, Florida Statutes (2011). Repeat viole... More...
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United States of America v. Wen Chyu Liu

Appellant, Wen Chyu Liu, also known as David W. Liou (“Liou”), challenges his conviction for conspiracy to steal trade secrets and perjury. The principal issue on appeal concerns the propriety of the court’s ruling excluding the testimony of defendant’s engineering expert. We conclude that the district court erred in excluding the testimony but that the error did not affect the outcome of ... More...   $0 (05-06-2013 - LA)

Bruce Berlin v. Renaissance Rental Partners, LLC d/b/a Renaissance Condominium Partners, II

The Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (“ISLA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1701 et seq., “protects individual buyers or lessees who purchase or lease lots in large, uncompleted housing developments, including condominiums, by mandating that developers make certain disclosures.” Bacolitsas v. 86th & 3rd Owner, LLC, 702 F.3d 673, 676 (2d Cir. 2012). The question presented in this appeal is whether... More...   $0 (05-06-2013 - NY)

Mary DiFederico v. Marriott International, Inc.

Albert DiFederico, a former naval commander, was serving as a civilian contractor for the State Department in Pakistan when he was killed in a terrorist attack on the Marriott Islamabad Hotel. His widow, Mary DiFederico, and their three sons, brought this wrongful death action and survivorship claim alleging that Marriott International ("Marriott") was liable for its failure to adequately secure i... More...   $0 (05-01-2013 - MD)

The People v. Richard Morris, Jr.

The People of California charged Richard Morris, Jr., age 59, with first-degree murder in conjunction with the death of James Stockwell, who owned the Mustang Topless Theater in Santa Ana, in 1987. Stockwell, also known as Jimmy Casino, was killed and his 22-year-old girlfriend was raped in Casino's condo. Investigation into who committed the crimes was thwarted until DNA evidence led to Morris' ... More...   $0 (05-01-2013 - CA)

The People v. Shajia Ayobi

The People of the State of California charged Shajia Ayobi, age 46, with first-degree murder in conjunction with the death of Ghulam Rabani Ayobi, age 53.

Defendant claimed that she killed her husband to defend herself from continued chronic domestic abuse and that she was in "imminent" threat to her when she killed him or had him killed.

California Penal Code Sections 187-199 pr... More...
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United States of America v. James Tebeau

James Tebeau owns more than 300 acres of land in southern Missouri where he has held weekend music festivals at which drug use was widespread. After undercover officers investigated the festivals, Tebeau was charged with having maintained a property from 2004 to 2011 for the purpose of manufacturing, storing, and distributing controlled substances in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 856(a)(2). Tebeau mov... More...   $0 (04-30-2013 - MO)

Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince, et al.

5 In 2000, Patrick Cariou published Yes Rasta, a book of classical portraits and landscape
6 photographs that he took over the course of six years spent living among Rastafarians in Jamaica.
7 Richard Prince altered and incorporated several of Cariou’s Yes Rasta photographs into a series
8 of paintings and collages, called Canal Zone, that he exhibited in 2007 and 2008, first at the<... More...
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Joyce Haliford v. Edmond Public Schools

1. That the Plaintiff is a resident of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.

2. That the Defendant is an incorporated school district located within Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma.

3. That on or about July 22, 2011 Defendant was placed on notice of the tort claim of the Plaintiff. That ninety (90) days expired after notice to the Defendant without the Defendant accepting liability,... More...
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United States v. Rodney Goodwin

A jury convicted Rodney Goodwin of attempted transportation of a minor with the intent to engage in sexual activity, under 18 U.S.C. § 2423(a) and (e). He challenges the sufficency of the evidence and the jury instructions. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court affirms.


In June 2010, Goodwin began an online relationship with 16-year-old J.B. through Mbuzzy, a so... More...
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Tiara Condominium Assocation, Inc. v. Marsh & McClennan Companies, Inc.

As we stated in our earlier opinion recorded at Tiara Condominium Association, Inc., v. Marsh & McClennan Companies, Inc., 607 F.3d 742 (11th Cir. 2010), this appeal arises from a contract between an insurance broker and the association responsible for managing the condominium tower located on Singer Island, Florida. The tower suffered extensive wind damage from two hurricanes in September 2004. T... More...   $0 (04-18-2013 - FL)

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Parker Drilling Company

1. This matter involves violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") by Defendant Parker Drilling Company (,'Parker Drilling" or the "company"). In 2004, through its outside counsel, Parker Drilling retained a Nigerian agent to assist the company with customs disputes related to the importation of its drilling rigs into Nigeria. During the course of the agent's work, two Parker Drillin... More...   $15900000 (04-17-2013 - VA)

Katherine Lees v. Carthage College

Katherine Lees began her freshman year at Carthage College in the fall of 2008. On September 21, 2008, she was sexually assaulted in her dorm room by two men she believed to be Carthage students. Lees withdrew from Carthage after the attack and eventually brought this negligence action against

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the college and its insurer, Lexington Insurance Company (collectively, “Ca... More...
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Spacecon Specialty Contractors, LLC v. Richard Bensinger

Richard Bensinger produced and screened a film about Spacecon Specialty Contractors, LLC. Claiming the film conveyed several defamatory statements, Spacecon filed suit against Bensinger in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, based on diversity jurisdiction, asserting a state-law claim for defamation per se. The district court granted Bensinger’s motion for summary judg... More...   $0 (04-16-2013 - CO)

Michael Burke v. 401 North Wabash Venture, LLC

Michael Burke signed a contract to purchase a condominium unit and two parking spaces in the Trump International Hotel & Tower in downtown Chicago for about $2.2 million. Burke made two earnest payments totaling 20% of the purchase price. When it came time to close, however, Burke refused to pay. He filed this lawsuit after the developer declined to refund his earnest money. Burke maintains
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Matthew Hamilton v. Crowne Plaza Tulsa

Matthew Hamilton sued Crowne Plaza Tulsa and D. Brown on assault and battery theories.

Plaintiff claimed that:

This case arose out of events that transpired in the early morning hours of January 1, 2009, when Plaintiff Matthew Hamilton suffered severe injuries to his left arm, wrist and shoulder while attending a New Years Eve Party thrown by Defendant. Plaintiff attended the pa... More...
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State of Arizona v. Louis Cuen Taylor

The State of Arizona charged Louis Taylor, age 19, with the deaths of 29 people in conjunction with a fire at the Pioneer Hotel in Tucson, Arizona in 1970. He was sentenced to life and was imprisoned for 42 years.

Taylor denied that he was guilty of crimes alleged.

Taylor entered a new plea (no contest) on April 2, 2013, which sets aside his original conviction — 28 counts of ... More...
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WNET v. Aereo, Inc.

2 Aereo, Inc. (“Aereo”) enables its subscribers to watch broadcast television programs over
3 the internet for a monthly fee. Two groups of plaintiffs, holders of copyrights in programs broadcast
4 on network television, filed copyright infringement actions against Aereo in the United States
5 District Court for the Southern District of New York. They moved for a preliminary injunc... More...
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Janet Henebema v. South Jersey Transportation Authority and New Jersey State Police

Defendants South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) (collectively referred to as "defendants") appeal from a judgment in plaintiff Janet Henebema's favor, entered after a jury trial, and an order denying their motion for a remittitur. Plaintiff cross-appeals from an order denying her request for pre-judgment interest pursuant to Rule 4:58-2(a)(2).1
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