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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...
   $0 (03-10-2010 - MN)

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...
   $0 (03-08-2010 - MO)

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...
   $0 (03-08-2010 - FL)

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...
   $0 (02-25-2010 - VA)

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)

Jersey Schools Construction Corporation v. David Lopez

In this condemnation action involving property located at

1501 Palisade Avenue, Union City, plaintiff, New Jersey Schools

Construction Corporation (plaintiff or SCC),1 challenges certain

rulings of the Law Division on in limine motions: (1)

determining that the value of the improvements to the property

made after the owner, defendant David Lopez, receiv... More...
   $0 (02-19-2010 - NJ)

Gorzynski v. JetBlue Airways Corp.

Plaintiff-Appellant Diane Gorzynski alleges that her former employer, JetBlue Airways Corporation (“JetBlue”) discriminated against her based on age and gender and retaliated against her for complaining to her supervisors about that age and gender discrimination, as well as race discrimination against other employees, thereby violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”... More...   $0 (02-19-2010 - NY)

Flanaigan's Enterprises, Inc. v. Futon County

Defendant Fulton County, Georgia, concerned about the secondary effects on its communities of the mixture of alcohol and live nude dancing, passed an ordinance in 2001 prohibiting the sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol in adult entertainment establishments. Plaintiffs Flanigan’s Enterprises, Inc., owner and operator of the Mardi Gras strip club, and other owners and operators of strip ... More...   $0 (02-17-2010 - GA)

City of Laredo v. Hilda Negrete

Hilda Negrete sued the City of Laredo (“the City”) under Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code, alleging claims for hostile work environment and retaliation. See Tex. Lab. Code Ann. §§ 21.051, 21.055 (Vernon 2006). The jury found in favor of Negrete on both of her claims, and she was awarded $300,000 in compensatory damages plus attorneys’ fees. We reverse the trial court’s judgment to the ... More...   $0 (02-15-2010 - TX)

American Zurich Insurance Company v. Daniel Samudio

Appellant, Zurich American Insurance Company (Zurich), a workers' compensation carrier, appeals from the trial court's judgment awarding attorney's fees to Daniel Samudio, appellee, and dismissing its appeal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Zurich had filed a petition for judicial review of a final decision by the Texas Department of Insurance Division of Workers' Compensation (Division) ... More...   $0 (02-12-2010 - TX)

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center v. Anthony Hayes

The defendant, Anthony Hayes, appeals: (1) an order of the Superior Court (Brennan, J.) granting summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (SNHMC), with respect to Karen Hayes’ unpaid medical expenses; (2) an order of the Superior Court (Nicolosi, J.) granting SNHMC’s motion in limine to exclude evidence that Karen Hayes “eloped” under the doctrine o... More...   $0 (02-11-2010 - NH)

Architex Association, Inc. v. Scottsdale Insurance Company

¶1. The parties and amici1 assert the matter before this Court is a case of first impression. This Court is called upon to determine whether Architex Association, Inc.’s (“Architex”) intentional hiring or utilization of subcontractors to perform work on one of its projects negates coverage included in the Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) coverage part of three separate “Commercial... More...   $0 (02-11-2010 - MS)

Danny L. Benson v. AJR, Inc.

The appellants herein and defendants below, AJR, Inc., and John M. Rhodes (hereinafter collectively referred to as “AJR”), appeal from an order entered July 18, 2008, by the Circuit Court of Wood County. By that order, the circuit court entered judgment in favor of the appellee herein and plaintiff below, Danny L. Benson (hereinafter referred to as “Mr. Benson”), in the amount of $94,910.2... More...   $0 (02-11-2010 - WV)

Ray N. Jackson v. Dr. James Roach

Appellant Ray Jackson appeals a dismissal and summary judgment rejecting his discrimination claims against his employer, the United States Air
Force. Jackson was removed from his position as an electronics mechanic by the
Air Force. Jackson appealed his removal through administrative procedures and
alleged that the Air Force discriminated against him on the basis of race,
United St... More...
   $0 (02-09-2010 - TX)

Paul D. Turner v. The Saloon, Ltd.

Paul Turner worked as a waiter for The Saloon, Ltd. (“The Saloon”), a Chicago steakhouse, and claims he was the victim of several forms of employment discrimination. Turner had a months-long sexual relationship with his supervisor and claims that when he ended it, she persistently sexually harassed him. He also claims The Saloon discriminated against him on the basis of a disability; he suffer... More...   $0 (02-08-2010 - PA)

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