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Roxanne Adams v. Naphcare, Inc., et al. Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

This case arises from the events surrounding the death of Jamycheal Mitchell. His personal representative, Roxanne Adams, brought this action on his behalf, asserting claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against Debra K. Ferguson and forty-nine other defendants. Ferguson moved to dismiss all claims against her; the district court denied the motion. Ferguson appeals. For the reasons that fol... More...   $0 (03-14-2018 - VA)

Tylon C. Outlaw v. City of Hartford District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

1 Appeal by plaintiff from so much of a judgment of the United States
2 District Court for the District of Connecticut, Geoffrey W. Crawford, Judge, as granted
3 summary judgment dismissing his claims against defendant City of Hartford (the
4 "City"), brought principally under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, for failing to supervise its police
5 officers with respect to appropriate use of force;... More...
   $0 (03-13-2018 - CT)

City of Chicago, ex rel. Aaron M. Rosenberg v. Reflex Traffic Solutions, Inc. and Redflex Holdings, Ltd. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

In this classic case of chutzpah,
Aaron Rosenberg, a former employee of Redflex Traffic
Systems, Inc. (RTSI), seeks a share of the proceeds his former
employer paid the City of Chicago to settle the case against it
arising out of the fraud Rosenberg helped perpetrate. In a
thorough decision, the district judge concluded that Rosenberg
was neither the original source of the ... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - IL)

Edward Shaw v. City of Selmas Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

A Selma Police officer shot and killed Ananias Shaw, who was coming toward him with a hatchet. Shaw’s estate brought 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims for excessive force and false arrest and state law tort claims against Officer Desmond Williams, former Selma Police Chief William Riley, and the City of Selma. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants and the estate has appealed... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - AL)

Klean W. Hollywood, LLC v. The Superior Court of California, Langston Jackson, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Klean W. Hollywood, LLC (Klean), a voluntary
drug abuse treatment facility, was sued by real party Langston
Jackson, who had enrolled at the facility to obtain treatment
for drug addiction. Jackson blamed Klean for the injuries he
suffered after smuggling heroin into his room and injecting it
late one night. Jackson claimed that Klean was negligent in
failing to ... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - CA)

John Marrison Raines, III v. Counseling Associates, Inc., et al. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

In response to an emergency call from a male reporting he had been stabbed
inside his apartment and was hiding in the closet, police officers located John Raines
IV (“Raines”) standing outside on the sidewalk of the apartment building holding a
knife. During the encounter with Raines, which lasted less than two minutes, the
officers shot at Raines twenty-one times. Raines is paraly... More...
   $0 (03-08-2018 - AR)

Ellen Keates; A.K., a minor, through her parent and guardian Ellen Keates v. Michael Koile, et al. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Ellen Keates and her minor child, A.K., appeal the
dismissal of their claims against Michael Koile and other
officers and employees of what was then the Child Protective
Services (CPS) division of the Arizona Department of
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Economic Security (ADES), which allege (among other
things) violations of Keates’s and A.K.’s constitutional rights
to familial ass... More...
   $0 (03-06-2018 - CA)

Haskell G. Greer, et al. v. City of Highland Park, Michigan, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Countroom - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Individual defendants (“the officers”) in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983
matter appeal the district court’s denial of their motion for judgment on the pleadings based on
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qualified immunity. Because we find that the complaint states a plausible claim that the officers
violated the plaintiffs’ clearly established F... More...
   $0 (03-06-2018 - MI)

Evan Weiss v. The People ex rel. Department of Transportation


Plaintiffs sued defendants People ex rel. Department of Transportation
(CalTrans), and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA; collectively,
Agencies), for inverse condemnation and nuisance. The complaint alleged a freeway
sound wall the Agencies built directly across the freeway from Plaintiffs’ homes
increased the noise and dust Plaintiffs experienced, interfered with ... More...
   $0 (03-04-2018 - CA)

John Doe v. Eric Holcomb Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

John Doe, whose legal name is Jane
Doe,1 is a transgender man residing in Marion County, Indiana.
Though Doe is originally from Mexico, the United States
granted him asylum in 2015 because of the persecution he
might face in Mexico for being transgender. But this suit arises
out of Doe’s treatment in the United States. He alleges that he
faces harassment and discrimination ... More...
   $0 (03-02-2018 - IN)

James Horton v. Frank Pobjecky, Gary Caruana and Winnebago County Northern District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rockford, Illinois

Sixteen‐year‐old Michael
DeAngelo Sago, Jr., and three other young men attempted to
rob a pizzeria at gunpoint. Frank Pobjecky, an off‐duty police
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officer waiting for a pizza, shot and killed Michael.1 James
Horton, as administrator of Michael’s estate, brought various
federal and state claims against Pobjecky and others. The
distri... More...
   $0 (02-27-2018 - IL)

Roland G. Hill and Mary R. Hill v. Edward Walsh District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this opinion, we bring our
circuit law into conformity with the Supreme Court's precedent on
the emergency aid exception to the Fourth Amendment requirement
that a warrant be obtained before police entry into homes. We
explain below.
On March 3, 2015, Matthew Hill, age 28, overdosed and
was taken to Morton Hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts. The next
day, several Tau... More...
   $0 (02-27-2018 - MA)

Area 51 Productions, Inc. v. City of Alameda

Area 51 Productions, Inc. (Area 51), an event planning company, had a longstanding
relationship with the City of Alameda (the City) to license the use of certain
City property to Area 51 for events Area 51 helped plan and promote with third-party
companies. The City relied on PM Realty Group, L.P. (PM) to assist it with managing
these license arrangements. Due to various problems a... More...
   $0 (02-21-2018 - CA)

Friends of Moon Creek, et al v. Diamond Lake Improvement Ass'n, et al. Washington Court of Appeals, Division III - Spoken, Washington

After ruling on summary judgment that Sharon Sorby did not
enjoy qualified immunity from the plaintiffs’ claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the trial
court certified its order under RAP 2.3(b)(4) as one “involv[ing] a controlling question of
law as to which there is substantial ground for a difference of opinion.” We granted
discretionary review. We conclude that Ms. Sorby enjoys quali... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - WA)

Estate of Leon Walker, Jr. v. Building Inspector Hershell Wallace Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

One morning, a SWAT team raided a St. Louis house in which the plaintiffs
lived to execute a search warrant. According to the warrant affidavit, a detective
suspected that the house contained heroin, illegal firearms, and drug-trafficking
paraphernalia. The team knocked on the door, yelled "police," and quickly began
striking the door with a battering ram. The team also tossed a "f... More...
   $0 (02-18-2018 - MO)

John Doe v. Miami University, et al. Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

In the fall of 2014, John Doe and Jane Doe1 were students at Miami University, a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. The two students knew each other and had engaged in several consensual “physical encounters.” This
case arises from an incident between John and Jane on September 14, 2014. Both parties had
consumed alcohol, and John states that he was so intoxicated that he cannot re... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - OH)

Cathryn Stout v. Staff Sergeant Brad Vincent Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

We decide whether the district court erred when granting summary judgment in favor of a police officer on the racial profiling claims of a black couple. The district court found that the couple failed to raise any genuine issue
of material fact showing that the officer violated their equal protection rights
under the Fourteenth Amendment. We affirm.
Facts and Proceedings
Cathryn Sc... More...
   $0 (02-15-2018 - MS)

E.W. v. Rosemary Dolgos and WICOMICO County Sheriff's Department District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This matter involves a school resource officer’s decision to handcuff a calm, compliant elementary school student for fighting with another student three days prior. The child brought a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for excessive use of force in violation of the Fourth Amendment and several state law claims. On a motion for summary judgment, the district court concluded that the officer’s conduct d... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - MD)

Mariusz Bogdanski v. Daman Budzik v. Fedex Ground Package System, Inc. Union County Courthouse - Niobara, Wyoming

[¶1] Mariusz Bogdanski and Damian Budzik were codrivers of a commercial semitruck
that was involved in an accident on Interstate 80 east of Evanston, Wyoming.
Bogdanski was injured in the accident and filed an action against Budzik, alleging that
his negligence caused the accident. He also sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
(FedEx), the company whose trailers they were hauling,... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - )

S.H. v. Campbell County School District, et al. Albany County Courthouse - Laramie, Wyoming

[¶1] SH received special education services at the Campbell County School District (School District) in accordance with an Individual Education Plan (IEP), pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. She was injured when she slipped and fell on the school playground, and she filed a complaint against the School District to recover damages for her injuries. SH claimed that ... More...   $0 (02-13-2018 - WY)

Keith Hancock, Tamera Thomas and Jason Dessingue v. The County of Rensselaer, Jack Mahar, Elaine Young, David Hetman Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

7 Appellants were employees of the Rensselaer County Jail. Their medical
8 records were secretly accessed without their permission by at least one other
9 employee at the Jail. They sued in the United States District Court for the
10 Northern District of New York, alleging violations of their right to privacy in
11 health information under the Fourteenth Amendment and of the Comput... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - NY)

Brande Lee Samuels v. Ryan McDonald, Robert Nigh, Steve Kunzeiler, Isaac Shields, Stuart Southerland Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Brande Lee Samuels appeals the district court’s dismissal of his amended
complaint that alleged claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against three Tulsa County public
defenders and two prosecutors with the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office. The
court dismissed the amended complaint without prejudice under 28 U.S.C.
§ 1915(e)(2)(B)(ii) for failure to state a claim. It granted Mr. Sam... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - OK)

Alejandro Menocal, et al. v. National Advocacy Center of The Sisters of the Good Shepherd, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

This appeal addresses whether immigration detainees housed in a private contract
detention facility in Aurora, Colorado (the “Aurora Facility”) may bring claims as a class
under (1) 18 U.S.C. § 1589, a provision of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (the
“TVPA”) that prohibits forced labor; and (2) Colorado unjust enrichment law.
The GEO Group, Inc. (“GEO”) owns and operates th... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - CO)

Timothy Redmond v. Scott Crowther District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

This appeal arises from prison officials’ attempt to gain control over an
agitated prisoner who refused to obey their orders, locked himself in the prison’s
outdoor recreation yard, and threatened prison officials. To subdue the prisoner,
prison officials decided to drop CS gas, a commonly used tear gas, into the
recreation yard.
The plan went awry. The recreation yard containe... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - UT)

Janelle Perez v. City of Roseville, et al. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

We are confronted in this case with the ongoing and difficult constitutional question of how much control the government can force individuals to cede over their private lives in exchange for the privilege of serving the public by means of government employment. To be sure, private citizens often must sacrifice some individual freedom as a condition of their employment by the State, but “a citizen... More...   $0 (02-09-2018 - CA)

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