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Kyle Edwards v. Prime, Inc. d/b/a Ruth's Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, the parent company of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, is proud of its origins. The company boasts that forty-five years after its founder, Ruth Fertel, mortgaged her home to purchase her first restaurant, it has grown into a chain of more than 120 steakhouse restaurants in seven countries. Though it has become an international operation, the company insists that “our succ... More...   $0 (04-09-2010 - AL)

John F. Tamburo v. Steven Dworkin

John Tamburo, an Illinois resident who operates a dog-breeding software business in Illinois, filed suit in the Northern District of Illinois alleging federal and state antitrust violations and several inten2 tional tort claims under Illinois law. His claims arise out of a dispute over the contents of a dog-pedigree software program he developed by lifting data from the defendants’ websites. He ... More...   $0 (04-08-2010 - IL)

The Swahn Group, Inc., et al. v. Malcolm S. Segal, et al.

This legal malpractice case tenders the doctrine of judicial estoppel, which precludes a party from taking inconsistent positions in separate proceedings where the position in the first proceeding was adopted by the court or accepted by it as true. (Jackson v. County of Los Angeles (1997) 60 Cal.App.4th 171, 181 (Jackson).) Judicial estoppel differs from collateral estoppel or equitable estoppel i... More...   $0 (04-07-2010 - CA)

E & F Cox Family Trust, et al. v. City of Tulsa, et al.


             COME NOW Plaintiffs, E & F Cox Family Trust; Michael Samara; T.E. Morlan; Better Price Warehouse Sales Company, Inc.; and Koenig Properties, Inc.; pursuant to Rule 13 of the Rules for District Courts of Oklahoma, and move for Summary Judgment in this cause in their favor and agains... More...
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Comcast Corporation v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America

In this case we must decide whether the Federal Communications Commission has authority to regulate an Internet service provider’s network management practices. Acknowledging that it has no express statutory authority over such practices, the Commission relies on section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, which authorizes the Commission to “perform any and all acts, make such rules and re... More...   $0 (04-06-2010 - DC)

Del Lago Partners, Inc. v. Bradley Smith

This appeal concerns a bar owner’s liability for injuries caused when one patron assaulted another during a closing-time melee involving twenty to forty “very intoxicated” customers. The brawl erupted after ninety minutes of recurrent threats, cursing, and shoving by two rival groups of patrons. The jury heard nine days of conflicting evidence from twenty-one witnesses and found the owner fi... More...   $1480000 (04-02-2010 - TX)

Tri-County Unlimited, Inc. v. Kids First Swim School, Inc., et al.

Appellant, Tri-County Unlimited, Inc. (“Tri-County”), brought suit in the Circuit Court for Howard County against appellees, Kids First Swim School, Inc. and Gary Roth (collectively, “appellees”), alleging that it was owed for labor and materials expended in fulfilling its contractual obligations to build a swimming pool. Appellees filed an answer and a counterclaim.

On January 20, ... More...
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Amanda Cossaboon v. Maine Medical Center

Plaintiff Amanda Cossaboon, individually and as mother and next friend of E.C., appeals from the district court's dismissal of her medical malpractice action against defendant Maine Medical Center (MMC) for lack of personal jurisdiction. Cossaboon contends that MMC purposefully established sufficient contacts with New Hampshire to permit the exercise of general personal jurisdiction in New Hampshi... More...   $0 (03-25-2010 - NH)

Patricia Melom v. City of Madera

Appellant contends that the City of Madera (City) violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the City‟s municipal code by approving a commercial retail shopping center project without preparing a subsequent or supplemental environmental impact report (EIR) for the project after the site plan for the 795,000 square feet of retail space in the project was changed so that the larg... More...   $0 (03-24-2010 - CA)

Guadalupe Betancourt v. Burning Hills Hotel

Guadalupe Betancourt sued Burning Hills Hotel claiming that Defendant violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101 which provides:

(1) physical or mental disabilities in no way diminish a person’s right to fully participate in all aspects of society, yet many people with physical or mental disabilities have been precluded from doing so because of dis... More...
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Gregg C. Revell v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Gregg C. Revell appeals from the dismissal of his claims, brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, seeking to impose liability upon the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (“Port Authority”) and Port Authority Police Officer Scott Erickson for arresting him under New Jersey’s gun laws and seizing his firearm and ammunition. According to Revell, his arrest was unlawful because he was in c... More...   $0 (03-23-2010 - NJ)

Moises Mendez v. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Westin Times Square Hotel

Moises Mendez sued the owner of the Westin Times Square Hotel on a hostile workplace theory claiming that he was taunted and physically abused at work and abused. He claimed that he was mocked for stomach scars and his ethnicity.

He also claimed that when he complained his employer installed a hidden camera over his work station. The union NEVER approved the installation of the hidden ca... More...
   $3000000 (03-13-2010 - NY)

John F. Long v. Janet A. Napolitano

¶ 1 We are asked to decide whether legislation creating and implementing the Tourism and Sports Authority ("TSA"), Ariz. Rev. Stat. ("A.R.S.") §§ 5-802 to -877 (Supp. 2001), is an unconstitutional special law favoring only Maricopa County. We must further determine whether the TSA funding mechanism violates the constitutional debt limitation. For the reasons that follow, we hold that the TSA le... More...   $0 (03-11-2010 - AZ)

HealthEast Bethesda Hospital v. United Commercial Travelers

In this diversity case, HealthEast Bethesda Hospital (“HealthEast”) sued United Commercial Travelers of America (“UCT”) for breach of an insurance settlement contract. The district court1 granted summary judgment to HealthEast. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court affirms.


In June 2005, Nels J. Hansen purchased a Medicare supplement policy from UCT. That... More...
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DeLong Plumbing Two, Inc. v. 3050 North Kenwood, L.L.C.

DeLong Plumbing Two, Inc. ("DeLong") performed certain plumbing work on property owned by 3050 N. Kenwood, LLC ("Appellant"). When Appellant refused to pay for the work, DeLong sued Appellant for breach of contract and in quantum meruit.

Appellant responded with an affirmative defense and counterclaim that alleged it suffered damages due to DeLong's negligence in performing the repairs. Fol... More...
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PVC Windows, Inc. v. Babbitbay Beach Construction

This case arises out of two contracts for the supply and installation of
windows and doors for a hotel construction project on the island of Saint Maarten
in the Netherlands Antilles. PVC Windoors, Inc. sued the parties with whom it
contracted and others for breach of contract and fraud in an effort to obtain
payment for work it performed.1 The defendants moved the district court t... More...
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Oasis West Realty, LLC v. Kenneth A. Goldman

This case presents itself as one concerning Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16 ("section 425.16"), the anti-SLAPP special motion to strike. In fact, the case primarily concerns the scope of an attorney's duty to a former client. Defendants and appellants Reed Smith LLP, a law firm, and Kenneth Goldman, a partner at Reed Smith, for a time represented plaintiff and respondent Oasis West Realty, ... More...   $0 (03-03-2010 - CA)

Media Technologies Licensing, LLC. v. The Upper Deck Company

Media Technologies Licensing, LLC (“Media Tech”) appeals the judgment of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granting summary judgment that U.S. Patent No. 5,803,501 (“’501 patent”) and U.S. Patent No. 6,142,532 (“’532 patent”) are invalid due to obviousness. Media Techs. Licensing LLC v. Upper Deck Co., No. 01-1198 AHS-AN (C.D. Cal. Oct. 6, 2008... More...   $0 (03-01-2010 - CA)

Arnoldo Casas v. Michael B. Silva

Arnoldo Casas, Carolina Casas f/k/a Carolina Smith, Ferman Casas, Jr., Juanita P. Casas, Irene Casas, Santos R. Casas, Servando Casas, Johnny Lane, III a/k/a Juan C. Lane, III, Lydia C. Pena f/k/a Lydia Cantu, Ruben Pulido, Clementina Pulido, and Ruben Casas (collectively the “Casas Family”) appeal a final judgment in a suit involving numerous claims against Michael B. Silva, Paul F. Simpson, ... More...   $0 (02-27-2010 - )

Phillip Anthony Summers v. State of Oklahoma

¶1 Phillip Anthony Summers was tried by jury and convicted of two counts of First-Degree Malice Aforethought Murder, in violation of 21 O.S.2001, § 701.7(A), in the District Court of Tulsa County, Case No. CF-2004-2056 (Counts I and II). In the sentencing phase, the jury recommended a sentence of death for both murders, after finding the following three aggravating circumstances in relation to... More...   $0 (02-25-2010 - OK)

Phillip Anthony Summers v. State of Oklahoma

¶1 Phillip Anthony Summers was tried by jury and convicted of two counts of First-Degree Malice Aforethought Murder, in violation of 21 O.S.2001, § 701.7(A), in the District Court of Tulsa County, Case No. CF-2004-2056 (Counts I and II). In the sentencing phase, the jury recommended a sentence of death for both murders, after finding the following three aggravating circumstances in relation to... More...   $0 (02-25-2010 - OK)

Cotton Creek Circles, LLC v. San Luis Valley Water Co.

In this appeal, we consider whether the circuit court erred in confirming an arbitration award in a contract dispute involving the members of a limited liability company.

Cotton Creek Circles, LLC, was formed to develop and sell water rights to certain Colorado municipalities (the Project). This limited liability company has three members, one of which is co-owned by Gary C. Boyce. Boyce al... More...
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Joesph Donelson v. DuPont Chambers Works

This is an appeal by defendant DuPont Chambers Works from the denial of its post-trial motions after a jury awarded DuPont's former employee, plaintiff John Seddon, $724,000 as compensatory damages and $500,000 as punitive damages, based upon the jury's finding of a violation of plaintiff's rights under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -8. The entire amount of ... More...   $0 (02-24-2010 - NJ)

Versai Management v. Clarendon America Insurance

Appellant Versai Management Corporation (Versai) appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Appellees Clarendon America Insurance Company (Clarendon) and Employers Fire Insurance Co. (EFIC) on (1) Versai’s contract claims for unpaid insurance proceeds for property damage, business interruption, replacement costs, and code compliance upgrades; and (2) Versai’s claims t... More...   $0 (02-22-2010 - )

Abigaile LeBron v. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital

At issue in this appeal is the constitutionality of section 2–1706.5 of the Code of Civil Procedure (Code) (735 ILCS 5/2–1706.5 (West 2008)), which was adopted as part of Public Act 94–677 (Act) (see Pub. Act 94–677, §330, eff. August 25, 2005). Section 2–1706.5 sets certain caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. Relying on this court’s decision in Best v. Taylor Ma... More...   $0 (02-22-2010 - IL)

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