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Ralph G. Canning, III v. Beneficial Maine, Inc.

Plaintiffs-Appellants, Ralph G. Canning III and Megan L. Canning (the "Cannings"), filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition and sought to surrender their residence. When their mortgage lenders, Defendants-Appellees, Beneficial Maine, Inc., HSBC Mortgage Services, Inc., and HSBC Mortgage Corporation (collectively "Beneficial"), refused to foreclose or otherwise take title to the residence, the Cannin... More...   $0 (02-01-2013 - MA)

Sammy Hotel, LLC v. Central Asset Management, Inc. d/b/a TDC Construction

Sammy Hotel, LLC, Kajal Inn, LLC and Metro Carwash, Inc. sued Central Asset Management, Inc. d/b/a TDC Construction on breach of contract theories claiming:

1. Plaintiffs are entities created and existing under the laws of the State of
Oklahoma with their principal places of business in the State of Oklahoma; Sammy
Hotel, L.L.C. is the nominee and agent of, and is composed of, Kaj... More...
   $195207 (01-31-2013 - OK)

Okon Eyo Onyung, M.D. v. Comfort Nkasi Onyung

Appellants Okon Eyong Onyung, M.D., The Law Offices of Yuen & Associates, P.C., The Law Offices of Yuen & Associates, PLLC, and Xenos Yuen appeal from a final judgment entered on two cases that were consolidated for a trial by jury. In one of the cases, Dr. Onyung sued appellees Comfort Nkasi Onyung (Dr. Onyung’s wife, hereinafter referenced as Mrs. Onyung), Christine Enebong Onyung (the Onyungs... More...   $0 (01-31-2013 - TX)

Shawn Drumgold v. Timothy Callahan

In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Darlene Tiffany Moore was killed by a stray bullet during a gang-related shooting in Boston. Appellant Shawn Drumgold was tried and convicted of Moore's murder in Massachusetts state court in the fall of 1989. After serving fourteen years of his life sentence, Drumgold moved for a new trial on the ground that exculpatory evidence had been withheld by several... More...   $0 (01-31-2013 - MA)

Freddy D'Agastino v. The City of Miami

This is an appeal from a final judgment entered on cross motions for summary judgment. Appellants contend, as they argued below, that section 112.533(1), Florida Statutes (2007), provides the exclusive means to investigate allegations of police misconduct, and the City of Miami Ordinance creating a Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP) to oversee the sworn police department directly conflicts with th... More...   $0 (01-27-2013 - FL)

Haim Avidor v. Sutter's Place, Inc.

Plaintiff Haim Avidor is the lead plaintiff in this class action by current and former card dealers employed by defendant Sutter's Place, doing business as Bay 101 (often abbreviated by the parties as Bay 101 or the casino), which operated a cardroom in San Jose. Bay 101 required its dealers to contribute a set amount of the gratuities they received from players to a common account, which was dist... More...   $0 (01-26-2013 - CA)

United States of America v. Terrence Rutland

Does the operation of a drug business out of your home involve interstate commerce? In this case, Terrence Rutland was convicted in federal district court on robbery, narcotics, and firearm charges. Rutland contends his federal conviction for robbery and use of a firearm during a violent felony are invalid, arguing that the robbery of a drug dealer at his home did not interfere with interstate com... More...   $0 (01-22-2013 - WY)

Carolina Casualty Insurance Company v. L.M. Ross Law Group, L.L.P.

The Chapter 11 Trustee for Leonard M. Ross and The Leonard M. Ross Revocable Trust (U/D/T 12-20-85) appeals from an amended judgment in favor of Carolina Casualty Insurance Co. (Carolina Casualty) entered after the trial court granted in part a motion to amend the original judgment against L.M. Ross Law Group, LLP (Ross Law Group) to include Ross individually as a judgment debtor. (The court denie... More...   $0 (01-16-2013 - CA)

Fane Lozman v. the City of Riviera Beach

The Rules of Construction Act defines a “vessel” as in- cluding “every description of watercraft or other artificialcontrivance used, or capable of being used, as a means of transportation on water.” 1 U. S. C. §3. The question beforeus is whether petitioner’s floating home (which is not selfpropelled) falls within the terms of that definition.
In answering that question we focus pr... More...
   $0 (01-15-2013 - GA)

Forrest Construction, Inc. v. The Cincinnati Insurance Company

In this diversity case applying Tennessee law, defendant, The Cincinnati Insurance Company,
appeals from a grant of summary judgment to its policyholder, plaintiff Forrest Construction, Inc.
Forrest Construction sued Cincinnati Insurance for refusing to defend Forrest pursuant to the terms of a
commercial general liability policy after Forrest was sued in state court by customers for... More...
   $0 (01-11-2013 - TN)

Marjorie Friedman Scherr v. Marriott International, Inc.

Marjorie Friedman Scherr, an elderly woman who required the use of a walker, booked a room at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas, in March 2006. She requested a room that complied with the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The hotel had recently undergone a renovation and had installed spring-hinged door closers on the bathroom doors of some of its rooms, including th... More...   $0 (01-08-2013 - IL)

City of Wichita, Kansas v. Kenneth D. Denton

This is an eminent domain proceeding involving the City of Wichita's condemnation for highway purposes of a tract of land owned by Kenneth Denton and located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Kellogg and Rock Roads. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc., leased from Denton approximately 500 square feet of the property for operation of a double-sided, tri-vision billboard. The tract was valued a... More...   $0 (01-04-2013 - KS)

Estoril, Inc. v. Mayfield Condominium Association, Inc.

Estoril Incorporated (“Estoril”) appeals a final judgment entered by the trial court after granting summary judgment in favor of Mayfield Condominium Association, Inc. (“Mayfield” or the “Association”). For the reasons set forth below, we reverse.

This appeal centers around the Espirito Santo Plaza (“Espirito”), a multi-use, high-rise building in Miami comprised of a hotel c... More...
   $0 (01-02-2013 - FL)

I-10 Colony, Inc. v. Chao Kuan Lee

We overrule the motion for rehearing, withdraw our opinion dated September 25, 2012, and issue this substitute opinion. This case involves a dispute over the ownership of and profits derived from a hotel property. In its final judgment, the trial court held that appellee Chao Kuan Lee and Henry Wu, the latter on behalf of appellant I-10 Colony, Inc., each owned an undivided 50 percent interest in ... More...   $0 (12-28-2012 - TX)

Charles Adams v. Raintree Vacation Exchange

This appeal requires us to consider the enforceability of a forum selection clause by entities not named as parties to the contract in which the clause appears.

The plaintiffs are 250 purchasers of timeshare interests in villas at a resort known as Club Regina, or alternatively as the Residence Club at Grand Regina. The resort is in San José del Cabo, a resort area on the Pacific Coast i... More...
   $0 (12-21-2012 - IL)

Nafissatou Diallo v. Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Nafissatou Diallo, age 33, sued Dominique Strauss-Kahn, age 63, on a civil assault and battery theory claiming that she was assaulted by Defendant when she entered the luxury hotel room rented by him in New York City and forced to engage in oral sex with him. Defendant was removed from a France bound commercial airliner at Kennedy Airport and charged and held in the United States until prosecutor... More...   $1 (12-11-2012 - NY)

Daniel Delmonico v. Tony Crespo

Daniel Delmonico appeals a final order awarding attorney’s fees and costs to Donovan Marine, Inc. (“DMI”). DMI cross-appeals. Of the issues raised on appeal and cross-appeal, we find that two have merit. We find that the trial court abused its discretion in failing to make specific findings as to the number of hours reasonably expended and in awarding nontaxable costs as a sanction under sec... More...   $0 (12-10-2012 - FL)

George J. Borik v. Alameda Unified School District

This case involves the validity of a parcel tax approved by Alameda Unified School District (District) voters in June 2008 as Measure H. The issue before us is whether the tax violates Government Code section 50079, which authorizes school districts to levy “qualified special taxes.” (Gov. Code, § 50079, subd. (a).)1 Such taxes are statutorily defined as “taxes that apply uniformly to all t... More...   $0 (12-08-2012 - CA)

Henry Ruppel v. CBS Corporation

Henry Ruppel filed suit against CBS in Illinois alleging CBS’s predecessor-in-interest, Westinghouse Corporation, caused the mesothelioma from which he currently suffers. Westinghouse had included asbestos in the turbines it supplied to the United States Navy, and Ruppel was allegedly exposed to it during his Naval service and later when he worked on an aircraft carrier as a civilian. CBS remove... More...   $0 (12-04-2012 - IL)

Jessica Bhan v. Bryan James Danet

Appellant, Jessica Bhan, challenges the trial court’s August 4, 2010 order, entered after a jury trial, appointing Danet and Kranz as the sole managing conservators of Bhan’s minor child.1 In her first two issues, Bhan contends that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the jury’s finding that her appointment as sole managing conservator would significantly impair the... More...   $0 (11-30-2012 - TX)

Rolly Redland v. Robert Redland

[¶1] These consolidated appeals stem from the Redland family’s dispute over ranch property and operations. Appeals numbered S-12-0010 and S-12-0012 relate to real property that some of the Redland children claim their father, Robert Redland, agreed to place in a family trust. The district court granted Robert Redland partial summary judgment, holding that the claims were barred by the statute o... More...   $0 (11-21-2012 - WY)

Catalina Halnat v. Sun City Vending of S.F., Inc.

The owners/operators of a hotel appeal a final judgment for money damages, a supplemental final judgment determining that the appellee is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees as prevailing party, and the denial of the appellants’ motion for reconsideration of the supplemental final judgment (or in the alternative, to vacate the supplemental final judgment pursuant to Florida Rule of Civil P... More...   $0 (11-09-2012 - FL)

Lawrence Trainor v. HEI Hospitality, LLC

A time worn proverb teaches that "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Much the same dynamic can be in play when, as in this case, a corporation abruptly cashiers a member of senior management who believes that he deserves better.

In this instance the denouement prompted a suit for age discrimination and retaliation. After a protracted trial, the jury found the employer guilty... More...
   $0 (11-01-2012 - MA)

Cristina Fierro v. Lawrence Taylor

Cristina Fierro sued Lawrence Taylor on a civil assault theory claiming that the former NFL Hall of Famer wrongfully had sex with her by failing to recognize her distress in a hotel room when she was sixteen.

Taylor testified that he has sex with a "very, very pretty" postitute in 201 in 2010 but denied accusations he ignored obvious signs she was a teen runaway who had been beaten and ... More...
   $0 (10-27-2012 - NY)

Amy C. Miller v. Carolyn N. Johnson, M.D.

Amy C. Miller sued her doctor, who mistakenly removed her left ovary during a laparoscopic surgery intended to take the right ovary, and a jury awarded her $759,679.74 in damages. But the district court reduced that amount by $425,000 because of a state law limiting noneconomic damages in personal injury lawsuits and a posttrial ruling finding her evidence of future medical expenses insufficient. ... More...   $0 (10-25-2012 - )

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