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Shelly Albert v. Truck Insurance Exchange

Good fences make good neighbors. Unless they obstruct an
easement.
Shelly Albert’s neighbor, Henri Baccouche, sued her for
“abatement of private nuisance,” alleging Albert had erected and
refused to remove a fence that partially blocked the only road
leading to Baccouche’s undeveloped property. Albert tendered
Baccouche’s complaint to her homeowners and umbrella insurers,More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Charles E. Yeager v. Peter Holt

Defendants Peter Holt, Holt Law Firm, and Bethany Holt (collectively Holt,
except as noted) appeal from an order denying their special motion to strike (also known
as an anti-SLAPP--Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation--motion).1
Peter Holt
and his law firm briefly represented Charles E. and Victoria Yeager (collectively Yeager,
except as noted) and successfully sued... More...
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Kerrie Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority

Kerrie Reilly lives with her severely disabled adult daughter in housing subsidized
by the Marin Housing Authority (MHA). The family participates in the Housing Choice
Voucher program, commonly known as Section 8, which MHA administers according to
the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD). As a Section 8 participant, Kerrie Re... More...
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Frances Dehoyos v. Golden Manor Apartments COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

Golden Manor is a senior citizen living facility located in Hammond, Indiana.
During the winter of 2013, Golden Manor’s maintenance staff would generally
arrive at work at 8:00 a.m. to inspect the parking lot and sidewalk for ice and
snow. In its response to Dehoyos’ interrogatories, Golden Manor indicated
that its policy was to have staff also apply salt to sidewalks as need... More...
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State of Vermont v. William Schenk

Defendant William Schenk was charged with two counts of
disorderly conduct, in violation of 13 V.S.A. § 1026(a)(1), in connection with the distribution of
Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers in the City of Burlington. For each count, the State charged that
the penalty should be enhanced under 13 V.S.A. § 1455 because the crime was hate-motivated.
Defendant appeals the trial cou... More...
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Legacy Data Access, Inc. v. Cadrillion, LLC Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

In this diversity contract dispute, a jury awarded $256,500 for breach of contract and $1,499,999 for conversion. The jury rejected plaintiffs’ unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and the district court granted judgment as a matter of law to defendants on the abuse of process claim. In a second trial solely on punitive damages, another jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages. In respon... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Daniel E. Saad District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Following a fourteen-day jury
trial, Daniel E. Saad was convicted of arson, wire fraud, and the
use of fire in furtherance of a federal felony. Saad, who
testified, appeals from these convictions, which stem from a
November 30, 2014 fire that gutted Snow's Clam Box, a restaurant
he owned in Glocester, Rhode Island. He was sentenced to fifteen
years in prison.
Saad's pri... More...
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Rae Weiler v. Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc.

Plaintiff Rae Weiler seeks a declaration and order from the superior court
that defendants Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc., et al., must
either (1) pay plaintiff’s share of the costs in the previously ordered arbitration, or (2)
waive their contractual right to arbitrate the underlying claims and allow them to be tried
in the superior court. We conclude, ba... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. JOHN ABDO, JR.

On the evening of January 7, 2016, Roseanne Weddell, Winston Houseman, John Abdo, Philomene Boneshirt, and Hazen Winckler were watching television together in a home owned by Shelly Selwyn in Wagner, South Dakota. Roseanne is Shelly’s daughter. Shelly did not live in the home but allowed Roseanne and Roseanne’s now-husband Winston to live there. Winston later testified that Abdo (Winston’s neph... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Levita Brewer and Stepfonz Campbell Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Husband and Wife Sentenced to Prison for Arson of Apartment Building

Two people were sentenced to prison for their involvement in the arson of an 8-unit apartment building in Milwaukee in December 2014. The fire resulted in injuries to multiple people, including tenants and three firefighters with the Milwaukee Fire Department. On April 12, 2018, United States District C... More...
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MELINDA TURNER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Over a period of several months,' Turner and Pomeroy had a tumultuous
courtship which ended with Pomeroy's death by stabbing on August 9, 2010.
Initially, Turner and Pomeroy lived in a residence with Pomeroy's parents, but
later the couple moved into an Owen County farmhouse owned by Turner's
family. Due to their turbulent relationship, Turner and Pomeroy briefly
stopped s... More...
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IIG Wireless, Inc. v. John Yi and Lauren Kim

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant IIG Wireless, Inc. (IIG) obtained a
judgment of $401,860 against defendant and cross-complainant John Yi. IIG also sued
Lauren Kim, Yi’s fiancée, who moved for and was granted a nonsuit during trial. Yi
obtained a judgment on his cross-complaint for $122,000, re... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - CA)

State of Nebraska v. James Cotton

On August 7, 2015, Cotton shot and killed Trevor Bare.
During the evening prior to the shooting, Bare saw Cotton in
the apartment immediately above his own. Because Cotton and
Bare had a negative history together, Bare confronted Cotton
and an argument ensued. After the initial altercation, Bare and
his girlfriend, McKayla Burnette, left the apartment house. A
couple of hou... More...
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Jacqueline Winston v. City of Syracuse Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

2 Plaintiff Jacqueline Winston, a tenant in a multi‐family building
3 in the City of Syracuse, New York, filed this putative class action
4 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the
5 Northern District of New York in February 2016. She alleged that the
6 City and its Commissioner of Water Deborah Somers (collectively, the
7 “City”) violated the Du... More...
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City and County of San Francisco v. Chuck M. Post

In 1998 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors outlawed discrimination against
tenants who pay a portion of their rent with a Section 8, or similar, housing voucher.
They did this by amending San Francisco’s existing housing discrimination ordinance to
outlaw discrimination based on a person’s “source of income,” a term they defined
broadly to include government rent subsidies. (S.... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. LAURA LEE NEVA

On the evening of July 6, 2014, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary
Grosfield responded to alow-speed,rear-end collision in Absarokee. Neva, driving a 1997
Ford pickup, had rear-endedanSUV stopped at a stop sign. The initial impact pushed the
SUV forward, and Neva then accelerated, hitting the SUV a second time. While
questioning herabout the accident, Officer Grosfieldde... More...
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The Regents of the University of California v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Katherine Rosen

After he enrolled in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
Damon Thompson experienced auditory hallucinations. He believed other
students in the classroom and dormitory were criticizing him. School
administrators eventually learned of Thompson’s delusions and attempted to
provide mental health treatment. However, one morning Thompson stabbed
fellow student Katheri... More...
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. RICARDO SWILLING Connecticut Supreme Court

The defendant, Ricardo Swilling, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered following a jury trial, of kidnapping in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-92 (a) (2) (A), home invasion in violation of General Statutes § 53a-100aa (a) (2), and assault in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-60 (a) (2).1 Additionally, following the defendant’s pleas of no... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - CT)

Christopher Bell, as Special Administrator for the Estate of Cash Bell, et al. v. Grow With Me Childcare & Preschool LL C Nebraska Supreme Court

This is a tort action brought to recover damages resulting
from the tragic death of an infant who was abused by his
nanny. The parents and special administrator for the infant’s
estate sued the nanny for battery, and also sued two childcare
centers where the nanny had worked previously, alleging the
BELL v. GROW WITH ME CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL
Cite as 299 Neb. 136
childca... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - NE)

United States of America v. Kenneth Mabrie Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Raytown Landlord Sentenced for Bankruptcy Fraud

A Raytown, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for engaging in a bankruptcy fraud scheme in order to prevent dozens of rental properties from being sold by the county for failure to pay property taxes.

Kenneth Mabrie, 68, of Raytown, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes on Thursday, March 2... More...
   $0 (03-23-2018 - MO)

Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as “Eleanor No. 1,” which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - CA)

J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC v. City of San Jose

Plaintiff SV Care operated a medical marijuana collective in a commercial zoning
district in San Jose. Plaintiff J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC owns the building in which SV
Care operated. Defendants City of San Jose and City of San Jose Appeals Hearing Board
(collectively, the City) determined that a medical marijuana collective was not an
authorized use of the subject property and... More...
   $0 (03-20-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Hezekiah and Jameseva Webb Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - ustice Department Obtains $625,000 Settlement Of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Two St. Louis Landlords

The Justice Department today announced a settlement with two St. Louis landlords, Hezekiah and Jameseva Webb, to resolve a lawsuit alleging that they violated the Fair Housing Act by subjecting fifteen female tenants in their rental properties to sexual harassment ove... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - MO)

Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises

In this appeal, plaintiff Petrolink, Inc. (Petrolink) seeks a modification of a
judgment entered in its favor on its cause of action for specific performance. Petrolink
leased a parcel of undeveloped property from defendant Lantel Enterprises (Lantel),
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pursuant to a lease agreement that included a provision allowing the lessee to purchase
the property at the fair market valu... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - CA)

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)

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