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Invasion of Privacy Law
State Of Kansas v. Robinson

The State charged Appellant with multiple offenses related to the murders of six women. The murders constituted parts of a common scheme or course of conduct. Appellant was sentenced to death for his convictions for two counts of capital murder. On appeal, Appellant raised nineteen general claims of reversible error covering the entire trial proceedings, as well as a variety of sub-claims. The Sup... More...   $0 (11-27-2015 - KS)

State Of Kansas v. Robinson

A constitution-based claim for venue change can arise under a theory of presumed or actual prejudice. Presumed prejudice occurs when pretrial publicity is so pervasive and prejudicial that there can be no expectation of an unbiased jury pool in the community. In deciding whether to presume prejudice under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, an appellate court considers seven fac... More...   $0 (11-09-2015 - KS)

Maryland Board of Physicians v. Mark Geier, M.D.

During a disciplinary proceeding against appellee Mark Geier, M.D., the Maryland
Board of Physicians publicly disclosed confidential medical information concerning Dr.
Geier, his wife Anne, and their son David. David Geier was the subject of a separate
disciplinary proceeding at the time of the disclosures.
The Geiers responded to the disclosures by accusing the Board, its 22 ... More...
   $0 (10-25-2015 - MD)

Champa v. Weston Public Schools

In this case, the question presented is
whether settlement agreements between a public school and the
parents of a public school student who requires special
education services are "public records" or exempt from
disclosure. We conclude that the settlement agreements,
regarding placement of students in out-of-district private
educational institutions, are exempt from... More...
   $0 (10-23-2015 - MA)

L. Linda Mays v. The Marshall University Board of Governors

Petitioner and plaintiff below (L. Linda Mays) by counsel, Jeffrey V. Mehalic, appeals two orders entered in the Circuit Court of Cabell County.1 In one order, dated May 23, 2014, the circuit court granted summary judgment in favor of respondent and defendant below (The Marshall University Board of Governors) on petitioner’s claim for negligent infliction of emotional distress.2 In its other order... More...   $0 (10-20-2015 - WV)

Juan Antonio Coronado, Francisco Soliz Ramirez, Roberto Rivera III, and Ruben Contreras v. Freedom Communications, Inc. d/b/a The Brownsville Herald and Valley Morning Star

Appellants, Juan Antonio Coronado, Francisco Solis Ramirez, Roberto Rivera III,
and Ruben Contreras, appeal the trial court’s grant of traditional summary judgment in
favor of appellee, Freedom Communications, Inc. d/b/a The Brownsville Herald and
Valley Morning Star. By three issues, appellants contend that trial court erred in concluding that no genuine issue of material fact e... More...
   $0 (09-30-2015 - TX)

Collier v. Harris

Korpi is an education activist involved in the politics of the Capistrano Unified School District (District). Although he does not hold a leadership position, he volunteers his time with Capistrano Unified Children First (Children First), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in the District. Korpi was a vocal supporter of certain candidates during a recall ele... More...   $0 (09-02-2015 - CA)

Assn. for LA Deputy Sheriffs v. LA Times

According to appellants, the Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety (OPS) used to be a law enforcement agency separate from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). In 2010, the County decided to merge OPS into LASD. Apparently, OPS officers who wanted to work for LASD were required to complete application forms for LASD. LASD hired former OPS officers to work as deputy sheriffs.... More...   $0 (08-20-2015 - CA)

Cardiovascular Provider Resources Inc. v. Charles Gottlich, M.D.

Cardiovascular Provider Resources Inc. appeals a jury verdict in favor of Charles Gottlich, M.D. on his claim for misappropriation of his name. Bringing four issues, CPR contends the evidence is legally insufficient to support the jury’s findings on liability and damages. CPR further contends the trial court erred in failing to award it attorney’s fees under the Texas Theft Liability Act. After re... More...   $0 (08-18-2015 - TX)

American Freedom Defense v. King County

Defendant King County’s public transit agency, Metro,
operates an extensive public transportation system in the
greater Seattle metropolitan area, with the primary purpose of
providing safe and reliable public transportation. Like many
transit agencies, Metro finances its operations in part by
selling advertising space, including on the exteriors of its
buses. Advertisement... More...
   $0 (08-12-2015 - WA)

Erica Tierney v. Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation

In July 2013 burglars stole four
desktop computers from one of Defendant Advocate Health
and Hospitals Corporation’s administrative offices in Illinois.
The computers contained unencrypted private data relating
to approximately four million Advocate patients. Six of the
affected patients brought this putative class action alleging
that Advocate did too little to safeguard t... More...
   $0 (08-10-2015 - IL)

Hearts With Haiti, Inc. and Michael Geilenfeld v. Paul Kendrick

Portland, ME - Michael Geilenfeld, age 63, and Heart With Haiti, Inc. sued Paul Kendrick, age 65, on defamation theories claiming that Kendrick wrongfully broadcaster false and defamatory statements about him in an email campaign starting in 2011 stating that Geilenfeld, the executive director of Heart With Haiti sexually abused some orphans in his care at his Haiti orphanage.

Kendrick s... More...
   $14500000 (07-25-2015 - )

Lastonia Leviston v. Curtis James Jackson, III aka 50 Cent

New York, NY - Lastonia Leviston sued Curtis James Jackson, III, aka 50 Cent, on an invasion of privacy theory claiming that he wrongfully published a copy of a video that she made with her boyfriend with crude comments about it that 50 Cent added in 2009. 50 Cent got the video from the boyfriend and used it to vent his anger about rival rapper Rick Ross, with whom Leviston had previously had a r... More...   $7000000 (07-25-2015 - NY)

Kathleen Leonard v. Retails' Credit Association of Grass Valley, Inc.

This case involves how a limited civil case (here a cross-complaint) gets reclassified as an unlimited civil case.1
We hold that where petitioner Kathleen Leonard filed, through counsel, an amended cross-complaint that added a cross-defendant and added causes of action that increased the amount in controversy to over $25,000 and tried twice to pay the court clerk the reclassification fee, the ... More...
   $0 (05-22-2015 - CA)

Chris Davis v. Motiva Enterprises, LLC

Chris Davis sued (1) Chris Fournet for invasion of privacy by public disclosure of private facts and by intrusion on seclusion, libel, and intentional infliction of emotional distress; and (2) Motiva Enterprises, L.L.C. for negligent supervision, negligent entrustment, and negligent undertaking.1 Motiva filed a motion to dismiss based on the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), which the trial ... More...   $0 (04-02-2015 - TX)

William Telish v. California State Personal Board

Plaintiff and appellant William Telish (Telish) appeals a judgment denying his petition for writ of administrative mandate (Code Civ. Proc., § 1094.5)1 wherein he sought to set aside a decision by defendant and respondent California State Personnel Board (SPB or Board) upholding his dismissal from his position with the California Department of Justice (DOJ).
The essential issue presented is t... More...
   $0 (03-10-2015 - CA)

Alterra Excess and Surplus Insurance Company v. Estate of Buckminstyer Fuller

The Estate of Buckminster Fuller (Estate) appeals from a judgment on the pleadings holding that Alterra Excess and Surplus Insurance Company (Alterra) had no duty to defend, and therefore no duty to indemnify, its insured in an action brought by the Estate against the insured. The basis of the judgment was that an exclusion in the Alterra policy, referred to by all below as the “intellectual pro... More...   $0 (03-09-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Larry Mathews

Hartford, CT - Larry Mathews, 34, of Pawcatuck, Conn., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to three years of probation for stealing personal information from hundreds of computers and personal electronic devices that had been brought to him for repair. Judge Chatigny also ordered that MATHEWS must spend the first four months of his probation on a 7:00 p.m. t... More...   $0 (03-03-2015 - CT)

Universal Protectyion Service, L.P. v. Floridalma Franco

Petitioner Universal Protection Service, L.P. (Universal) petitions for a writ of mandate and/or prohibition challenging the superior court's order granting real party in interest Floridalma Franco's demand to arbitrate her employment-related disputes with Universal and ruling the arbitrator would decide the arbitrability of Franco's class action claims. Universal contends the court legally erred ... More...   $0 (02-27-2015 - CA)

Robert C. Baral v. David Schnitt

This is an appeal from an order denying a special motion to strike under Code of Civil Procedure, section 425.16.1 We are asked to add our voice to the growing debate among appellate districts as to whether section 425.16 (anti-SLAPP statute) authorizes excision of allegations subject to the anti-SLAPP statute (protected activity) in a cause of action that also contains meritorious allegations not... More...   $0 (02-05-2015 - CA)

Julia Anna Bertoli v. City of Sebastopol

In this case involving the California Public Records Act (PRA) (Gov. Code, § 6250 et seq.), Julia Anna Bertoli (Bertoli) and her attorney David Rouda (Rouda) (collectively, appellants) appeal from the trial court‟s order finding their PRA litigation “clearly frivolous” and awarding costs and attorneys fees to the City of Sebastopol (City) and certain other respondents pursuant to Government... More...   $0 (01-20-2015 - CA)

Maryangela Tobin v. Federal Express Corporation

Plaintiff-appellant Maryangela
Tobin sued defendant-appellee Federal Express Corporation (FedEx)
for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress, and
negligence. After some preliminary skirmishing, FedEx asked the
district court to enter summary judgment in its favor on the
principal ground that the plaintiff's claims are barred by the
preemption provision of the ... More...
   $0 (12-30-2014 - MA)

LeaAnne Klentzman and Carter Publications, Inc., d/b/a The West Fort Bend Star v. Wade Brady

Appellee, Wade Brady, sued appellants, Carter Publications, Inc. d/b/a The
West Fort Bend Star (“The Star”) and LeaAnne Klentzman, a reporter for The Star,
alleging that they defamed him in a January 15, 2003 article (“the Article”). Based
on the jury’s verdict in Wade’s favor, the trial court signed its final judgment awarding him actual and exemplary damages. In nin... More...
   $0 (12-18-2014 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Valerie Saxion, Inc.

In two issues in this accelerated interlocutory appeal, Appellants the State of Texas and Greg Abbott, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Texas (collectively, the State) argue that the trial court erred by denying their
plea to the jurisdiction on the Free Exercise and federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) claims of Appellees Valerie Saxion, Inc. and ... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - TX)

The People v. Mark Buza

The sole issue in this case is the constitutionality of a provision of the DNA and Forensic Identification Data Base and Data Bank Act of 1998, as amended (Pen. Code, § 295 et seq.) (the DNA Act),1 which requires that a DNA sample be taken from all adults arrested for or charged with any felony offense “immediately following arrest, or during the booking . . . process or as soon as administrati... More...   $0 (12-03-2014 - CA)

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