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Sikhs for Justice v. Parkash Singh Badal

This appeal presents a single issue, which is whether the defendant was served with process; yet the case could be the basis for a novel of international intrigue. Sikhism is an Indian religion. Most Sikhs live in the northwestern Indian state of Punjab. The state’s highest official is its Chief Minister. Parkash Singh Badal, the defendant

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William M. Daniels v. Warren E. Agin

Ruling on motions for summary judgment in a bankruptcy proceeding, the bankruptcy court made two determinations that are the primary subject of this appeal. First, the court ruled that the debtor failed to maintain his profit-sharing plan in substantial compliance with the applicable tax laws. This ruling meant that assets in the profit-sharing plan and two IRAs funded with plan assets were part ... More...   $0 (11-25-2013 - MA)

D.T. v. Catholic Docese of Kansas City-St. Joseph

The question presented in this appeal is whether the supervisory hierarchy of a religious organization is to be treated differently under the law when it knows that sexual predator-related harm is certain or substantially certain to occur to child parishioners by a member of the clergy it supervises, but in one instance the harm happens to be perpetrated on church property, and in the other instan... More...   $0 (11-12-2013 - MO)

Linda Brumfield v. City of Chicago

These consolidated appeals raise a question of first impression in this circuit: Does Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) cover employmentrelated disability discrimination? Title II provides that state and local governments may not exclude eligible disabled persons from “participation in” or “the benefits of” governmental “services, programs, or activities” or o... More...   $0 (11-06-2013 - IL)

Marc Ripps v. City of Coconut Creek

Issues of standing, land use planning a n d zoning, statutes, ordinances, a casino, and three residents are the ingredients of this petition for second tier certiorari from an appellate decision of the circuit court. The circuit court denied the residents’ challenges to the City’s zoning ordinances relating to the construction of a hotel and parking garages servicing the Seminole Casino Coconu... More...   $0 (11-06-2013 - FL)

Michael L. Lobato v. State of New Mexico

Michael Lobato was a probationary employee at the New Mexico Environmental Department’s Farmington office. His status as a probationary employee meant he could be fired at will and without a right to appeal the decision, so long as the department’s reasons were provided in writing. Before completing his probationary period, Lobato was fired. In a letter explaining its decision, NMED cited Loba... More...   $0 (11-05-2013 - NM)

Daniel Montoya v. Alfonso Barragan

Dr. Alfonso Barragan appeals the trial court’s order granting plaintiffs’ new trial motion on the ground of insufficiency of the evidence of causation and irregularity in the proceedings. Plaintiffs Daniel Montoya, Moises Montoya, Saul Montoya and Antonio Montoya (plaintiffs) are the family of decedent Olivia Montoya (Montoya), who died while in Dr. Barragan’s care. After their complaint for... More...   $0 (11-03-2013 - CA)

Granada Lake Villas Condominium Association, Inc. v. Metro-Dade Investments Co., et al.

Granada Lakes Villas Condominium Association (“Granada”) argues that the Second District Court of Appeal in Metro-Dade Investments, Co. v. Granada Lakes Villas Condominium, Inc., 74 So. 3d 593 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011), erred because sections 617.1432, 718.117, and 718.1124, Florida Statutes (2010), restrict a trial court’s inherent, equitable authority to appoint a receiver in an action involving ... More...   $0 (10-31-2013 - FL)


Ownership of land that comprises a portion of Andy Bowie Park on South Padre Island is at issue in this lawsuit. Appellant Cameron County leased the land to a third party so that a hotel could be built on it. Appellees Frank A. Tompkins, individually and as Trustee, Carolyn Tompkins Young, Perry Tompkins, and Lawrence Young1 (collectively “the Tompkinses”) sued Cameron County, Cameron County J... More...   $0 (10-24-2013 - )

Newspaper Holdings, Inc., Integracare of Texas, LLC, and Charlotte Patterson v. Crazy Hotel Assisted Living, LTD, Crazy Hotel Assisted Living GP, LLC, Leisure Life Senior Apartment Housing II, LTD, and Charles V. Miller, Jr.

This defamation case arises from a series of articles published in the Mineral Wells Index (the Index), a newspaper owned by Newspaper Holdings, Inc. (NHI).


The articles reported regulatory compliance problems and official investigations into the Crazy Water Retirement Hotel, a local Mineral Wells assisted living facility, and examined the conduct of Charles Miller, president of th... More...
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State of Nevada v. Mazen Alotaibi

The State of Nevada charged Mazen Alotaibi with burglary, first-degree kidnapping, sexual assault with a minor under fourteen years of age, lewdness with a child under the age of 14, sexual assault with a minor under fourteen years of age, lewdness with a child under age 14 and coercions (sexually motivated) as a result of having induced a boy to Circus Circus hotel room in December of 2012 and th... More...   $0 (10-24-2013 - NV)

Colony Cove Properties, LLC v. City of Carson

Appellant Colony Cove Properties, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, is the owner of the Colony Cove Mobile Estates, a mobilehome park (the Park) containing approximately 400 spaces, located in respondent City of Carson (the City). At the time appellant purchased the Park, it was rent controlled.1 Appellant submitted applications for rent increases in September 2007 and again in September ... More...   $0 (10-21-2013 - CA)

Michael Prieto v. Bell Aerospace Services, Inc., Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., and Textron, Inc.

This is an appeal from a directed verdict in favor of appellees Bell Aerospace Services, Inc. (BellAero), Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), and Textron, Inc. (collectively, Bell) in a Sabine Pilot claim brought by appellant 1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.


Michael Prieto. Sabine Pilot Serv., Inc. v. Hauck, 687 S.W.2d 733, 735 (Tex. 1985). We affirm.


Prieto wa... More...
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Dale M. Wallis v. PHL Associates, Inc.

Plaintiff Dale M. Wallis invented an antigen for a bovine mastitis vaccine as part of her duties as an employee of defendant PHL Associates, Inc. (PHL), more than 20 years ago. The vaccine was eventually sold to Upjohn, and this protracted litigation has featured the contest between Wallis and PHL over the benefits related to that sale. A jury concluded that PHL and Wallis agreed that Wallis would... More...   $0 (10-17-2013 - CA)

Thomas William Self v. Shahram Sharafi

Defendants and cross-complainants Shahram Sharafi and Fatemeh Falahat-Pisheh (the Sharafis)1 appeal from a judgment entered after the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs and cross-defendants Thomas William Self and Linda P. Self as co-trustees of the Thomas William Self and Linda P. Self Family Trust, executed May 10, 1995 (the Selfs) on the Selfs' first amended complaint f... More...   $0 (10-11-2013 - CA)

Warren Whisenhunt v. Matthew Lippincott and Creg Parks

Warren Whisenhunt sued Matthew Lippincott and Creg Parks for defamation, tortious interference with existing business relationships, tortious interference with prospective business relationships, and civil conspiracy. Lippincott and Parks sought dismissal of these claims pursuant to the recently-enacted Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA), also known as the Anti-SLAPP1 statute, which is contai... More...   $0 (10-10-2013 - TX)

Thomas A. Atwater v. Mitchell D. Chester

Appellant Thomas Atwater sought review of his dismissal from his teaching position in the Manchester-Essex Regional School District ("School District"), first in Massachusetts state court and then in Massachusetts federal district court. Concluding that Atwater's claims were barred by res judicata, the district court granted summary judgment in favor of Appellees, the School District and the Massa... More...   $0 (09-20-2013 - MA)

Allstate Interiors & Exteriors, Inc. v. Stonestreet Construction, LLC

After a ten-day bench trial, the district court awarded a judgment against Weybosset Hotel, LLC ("Weybosset") and in favor of its construction company, Stonestreet Construction, LLC ("Stonestreet"), in the sum of $571,595. Stonestreet and Weybosset are both Rhode Island companies. Weybosset appeals, arguing that there was no federal jurisdiction, and the $571,595 was awarded in error.

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Pacific Shores Properties, LLC v. City of Newport Beach

Prior to 2008, “group homes”—i.e., homes in which recovering alcoholics and drug users live communally and mutually support each other’s recovery—were generally permitted to locate in residential zones in the City of Newport Beach (“the City”) and they did so freely.1 By 2008, a number of residents of the City launched a campaign to restrict or eliminate group homes in their neighbor... More...   $0 (09-20-2013 - CA)

Victor Cornell Miller v. State of Oklahoma

¶1 On September 22, 1999, Victor Cornell Miller, Appellant, was charged, along with co-defendant John Fitzgerald Hanson, with two counts of First-Degree Malice Murder, in violation of 21 O.S.Supp.1998, § 701.7(A), or alternatively, First-Degree Felony Murder, in violation of 21 O.S.Supp.1998, § 701.7(B) (Counts I & II), in the District Court of Tulsa County, Case No. CF-1999-4583. Count I was f... More...   $0 (09-06-2013 - OK)

Michael Wayne Howell v. Anit Trammell

This appeal considers two petitions for habeas relief arising from the murder conviction and death sentence of Michael Wayne Howell. Howell’s first petition came before us in 2002. After the Supreme Court ruled that states could not impose capital punishment on persons with mental impairments, we abated that petition and allowed Howell to pursue a mental-disability challenge to his sentence in O... More...   $0 (09-06-2013 - OK)

Siegel Development, LLC v. Peak Construction, LLC

¶ 1 The instant consolidated appeals concern a two-story four-unit building purchased by plaintiffs, Siegel Development, LLC, Gary Siegel, and Ross Siegel, for the purpose of converting the building into condominium units. Plaintiffs allege that they purchased the property in reliance on a promise from several of the defendants that defendant Peak Construction LLC would perform the renovations ne... More...   $0 (08-28-2013 - IL)

The People v. Paul Roger Moore

The People of the State of California charged Paul Roger Moore, age 49, with first-degree murder of Robert Ayala, age 43, on July 16, 2011. Ayala was the foreman of the Moore Brothers rice farming operation in Colusa County, California. He was killed by bomb planted when he turned on an irrigation pump.

Defense counsel claimed that Paul's bother Peter was the one who killed Ayala.
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Timothy Barton v. Resort Development Latin America, Inc.

Appellants Timothy Barton, JMJ Hospitality, L.L.C., and JMJ Holdings, L.L.C. appeal an adverse judgment in favor of appellees Resort Development Latin America, Inc. (f/k/a JMJ Development Mexico, Inc.),1 Aliber Garcia, and Eliud Garcia, which was entered following a jury verdict. Appellees’ damages are based on lost profits. In their issues on appeal, appellants argue, among other things, that t... More...   $0 (08-21-2013 - TX)

Diahann L. Gross v. Sun Life Assurance Company of America

This case requires us to determine, inter alia, whether the "safe harbor" exception to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") applies to the long term disability insurance policy that covers appellant Diahann Gross. The district court found that it did not. The court therefore held that Gross's state law claims were preempted. Furthermore, it concluded that her insurer was ... More...   $0 (08-16-2013 - MA)

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