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City of Bedford, Texas v. Apartment Association of Tarrant County, Inc.

The Apartment Association of Tarrant County, Inc. is a trade association
whose members include multifamily-property owners in Bedford, Texas. In this
suit, the Association is representing and advocating for its members’ interests by
seeking to protect them from what it alleges are excessive fees, too-frequent
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
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inspections, and unlawful taxes impo... More...
   $0 (08-10-2017 - TX)

Robert Holmes v. Craig Cassel

Appellant Robert Holmes appeals from the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of appellee Craig Cassel. This suit began as a condemnation suit against Holmes, Cassel, and others regarding a tract of land in Houston. Proceeds from the condemnation sale were deposited into the registry of the court. Holmes
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and Cassel filed cross-claims against each other, with each arguing that... More...
   $0 (08-08-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Nicholas Abram Slatten

Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty
and Dustin Heard (“defendants”) were contractors with
Blackwater Worldwide Security (ABlackwater@), which in 2007
was providing security services to the United States State
Department in Iraq. As a result of Baghdad shootings that
injured or killed at least 31 Iraqi civilians, Slough, Liberty and
Heard were convicted by a jury of ... More...
   $0 (08-05-2017 - DC)

Miguel Medina Pastenes v. The State of Texas Third Court of Appeals, Austin, Texas Public lewdness

Pastenes’s application seeking habeas relief came more than 17 years after his
conviction. Despite completing two years of community supervision, Pastenes now contends that
he is suffering the consequences of his plea of guilty and that his liberty is restrained because he is
subject to removal from the United States.
Pastenes’s application states that he is a citizen of Mexico, t... More...
   $0 (07-16-2017 - TX)

Barbara Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

After winter storms damaged the seawall protecting their blufftop
properties, homeowners sought a permit from the California Coastal Commission
(Commission) to build a new seawall and repair their beach access stairway. The
Commission granted the permit subject to several mitigation conditions. The
owners filed an administrative mandate petition objecting to two conditions but
... More...
   $0 (07-12-2017 - CA)

City of Willis, Leonard Reed, in His Official Capacity as the (Mayor)of the City of Willis, James Nowak , in His Official Capacity as Chief of Police of the City of Willis, Hector Forestier, in His Official Capacity as City Manager of the City of Willis v. Luis Garcia, et al

This is an accelerated appeal of an interlocutory order denying a plea to the jurisdiction. See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 51.014(a)(8) (West Supp. 2016); Tex. R. App. P. 28.1(a). Appellants, the City of Willis (the City), Leonard Reed in his official capacity as Mayor of the City, James Nowak in his official
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capacity as Chief of Police of the City, and Hector Forestier in his of... More...
   $0 (07-06-2017 - TX)

In re: 650 Fifth Avenue and Related Properties

New York, NY - Manhattan Skycraper Owned In Part By Iran Can Be Seized

The United States and others sought a judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that property located at 650 Fifth Avenue was illegally owned and/or controlled the Iranian government and is subject to being seized.

18 U.S.C. §981. Civil forfeiture

(a)(1) The f... More...
   $0 (06-30-2017 - NY)

Helen Mining Company v. James E. Elliott, Sr.

The Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) confers on coal workers generally the right to claim workers’ compensation benefits for disabilities arising out of coal dust exposure. 30 U.S.C. §§ 901–45. Typically, the burden of proof rests on the miner to establish each element necessary for entitlement to benefits. For miners who meet particular criteria, however, the BLBA provides that certain elements wil... More...   $0 (06-26-2017 - PA)

Edward Monroe, et al. v. FTS USA, LLC

Edward Monroe, Fabian Moore, and Timothy Williams brought this Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, against their employers, FTS USA, LLC and its parent company, UniTek USA, LLC. FTS is a cable-television business for which the plaintiffs work or worked as cable technicians. The district court certified the case as an FLSA collective action,... More...   $0 (06-21-2017 - TN)

American Humanist Association, Inc. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Plaintiffs, families with children enrolled in the Douglas County School
District RE-1 (“DCSD”) and the American Humanist Association (“AHA”), filed this
action challenging various DCSD practices as violations of the Establishment Clause
and the Equal Access Act (“EAA”). They contend that DCSD has engaged in a
pattern and practice of promoting Christian fundraising efforts and perm... More...
   $0 (06-20-2017 - KS)

State of Oklahoma ex rel. Department of Transportation v. John D. Williams and Penny Williams

Claremore, OK - State of Oklahoma ex rel. Department of Transportation v. John D. Williams and Penny Williams

Issue # 1. Issue: CONDEMNATION (CONDEMN) (Eminent Domain)
Filed By:
Filed Date: 07/09/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: Williams, John D Disposed: JUDGEMENT FOR DEFENDANT, 06/15/2017. Judge
Defendant: Williams, Penny Disposed: JUDGEMEN... More...
   $80000 (06-15-2017 - OK)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. VICTOR OROZCO UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT

Because the argument in support of the validity of the stop of Orozco’s tractor-trailer is intertwined with the administrative scheme that Nevada has adopted to regulate commercial motor vehicles, we begin with a discussion of that regulatory scheme. The Nevada Legislature has charged the Nevada Transportation Authority with regulation of motor carriers such as the tractor-trailer driven by Orozc... More...   $0 (06-06-2017 - NV)

City of Rollingwood, Texas v. Owen Brainard and Sally Brainard

This case arises from flooding on property belonging to Owen and Sally Brainard
that the City of Rollingwood allegedly caused. The Brainards sued the City for an intentional
constitutional taking. The City filed a plea to the jurisdiction, and the trial court denied the plea.
In its sole appellate issue, the City contends that the trial court erred in denying its plea to the
jurisd... More...
   $0 (05-31-2017 - TX)

International Refugee Assistance Project v. Donald J. Trump

The question for this Court, distilled to its essential form, is whether the
Constitution, as the Supreme Court declared in Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. (4 Wall.) 2,
120 (1866), remains “a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace.” And if
so, whether it protects Plaintiffs’ right to challenge an Executive Order that in text speaks
with vague words of national security, ... More...
   $0 (05-25-2017 - )

The Tavern, L.L.C. and Sall, L.L.C. v. The Town of Alpine, Wyoming

[¶1] Appellants The Tavern, LLC and SALL, LLC sued the town of Alpine, asserting
several claims stemming from Alpine’s financing and construction of a new sewage
treatment facility. Appellants challenged the legality of the indebtedness Alpine incurred
for the project, alleging that the loans exceeded the constitutional and statutory debt
limitations imposed upon municipalities. Th... More...
   $0 (05-16-2017 - WY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DONNELL CREWS, ALSO KNOWN AS DONNELL C. CREWS, ALSO KNOWN AS DARNELL C. CREWS, Darnell Crews, Anthony James arrested in NW armored car heist

On September 21, 2011, three men approached Hugh Whitaker, an employee of a cash-intransit service, as he exited a CVS in Washington, D.C. One of the men drew a handgun and demanded the cash Whitaker had just picked up from the CVS. Whitaker drew his own handgun and they exchanged gunfire. Whitaker retreated into the CVS unharmed. The three other men, one of whom had been shot, fled the scene... More...   $0 (05-14-2017 - DC)

Central Valley Gas Storage, LLC v. Fred Southam

This appeal arises out of a condemnation action in which Fred Southam and
Southam & Son (collectively Southam) sought to introduce evidence of the value of their
land for an underground natural gas storage project based on reservoir volume. The trial
court‟s in limine ruling excluded Southam‟s valuation approach based on evidence all
independently operated gas storage p... More...
   $0 (05-12-2017 - )

City of Tulsa v. Steven R. Elliott

Tulsa, OK - The City of Tulsa sued Steven R. Elliott and others on eminent domain theories seeking to acquire certain rights, title and interests in real property for public use by condemnation.

Issue # 1. Issue: CONDEMNATION (CONDEMN)
Filed By: CITY OF TULSA OKLAHOMA
Filed Date: 04/20/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF... More...
   $0 (05-11-2017 - OK)

Joseph L. Smith v. Providence Health & Services - Oregon d/b/a Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, d/b/a Providence Medical Group, et al.

After suffering permanent brain damage from a
stroke, plaintiff Joseph Smith brought this medical negligence
action, alleging that, because doctors had not taken
proper steps to follow up on his complaints of stroke symptoms,
he lost a chance for treatment that, in one-third of
cases, provides a patient with no or reduced complications
following the stroke. Reviewing the co... More...
   $0 (05-11-2017 - OR)

Michael Plumley v. State of Oklahoma

¶1 Defendant/Appellant State of Oklahoma (State) appeals from the trial court's Order granting the petition to seal and expunge records of Plaintiff/Appellee (Petitioner).1 The statute at issue in this case - 22 O.S. § 18 - is remedial or procedural in nature, applies retroactively, and has been amended (in 2016) in a manner that requires we affirm the granting of the petition by the trial court.<... More...   $0 (05-11-2017 - OK)

City of Tulsa v. Larry Wheeler, et al.

Tulsa, OK - City of Tulsa v. Larry Wheeler, et al.

Issue # 1. Issue: CONDEMNATION (CONDEMN)
Filed By: CITY OF TULSA
Filed Date: 08/10/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: ONEOK INC Disposed: DISCLAIMER, 09/16/2016. Other
Defendant: CONOCO PHILLIPS COMPANY Disposed: DISMISSED, 09/20/2016. Other
Defendant: PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY Disposed: DISMI... More...
   $0 (05-02-2017 - OK)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DAVID DARREL WILLIAMS

About dusk on September 13, 2012, KBI Special Agent Michael Lind met with a confidential informant to set up a purchase of methamphetamine from Williams. The informant arranged a meeting with Williams during a telephone call in which Williams gave the informant directions to his location. After the call, Lind drove with the informant to meet Williams.

As Lind and the informant reached ... More...
   $0 (04-24-2017 - KS)

The People of the State of Colorado v. Heather Beauvais The Supreme Court of the State of Colorado 3

The People charged Heather Beauvais with extortion and three counts of stalking in
connection with her repeated attempts to contact a man whom she met on the internet. The
matter proceeded to a jury trial. To begin jury selection, the court seated twenty-five
potential jurors in the jury box and placed the remainder of the venire in the back of the
courtroom in the order that... More...
   $0 (04-24-2017 - CO)

Guadalupe County v. Woodlake Partners, Inc. Guadalupe County Texas

Guadalupe County appeals the trial court’s order denying the motion for summary judgment Guadalupe County filed asserting governmental immunity. Guadalupe County contends the trial court erred in denying the motion because the evidence established as a matter of law that any damage to the value of the appellees’ property was proximately caused by the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (... More...   $0 (04-24-2017 - )

ONEOk Gas Transportation, LLC v. Industrial Investments, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

El Reno, OK - Oklahoma City attorney Matt Collins represented Industrial Investment, Inc. which was sued by ONEOK Gas Gransportation, LLC on an eminent domain theory seeking to acquire by condemnation certain rights, title and interests in real property owned by Industrial Investments.

CRT MIN. MATTER CAME ON FOR APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS. THE PLFT APPEARED BY AND THRU THEIR ATTORNEY ... More...
   $0 (04-11-2017 - OK)

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