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Kenton L. Crowley; John A. Flores v. EpiCept Corporation Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

This appeal follows the trial on Drs. Crowley and Flores’s
(the Doctors) claims against EpiCept Corporation (EpiCept)
for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good
faith and fair dealing, and fraud. The Doctors’ claims arise
from their assignment to EpiCept of two patents for a non-
FDA approved drug (referred to as “NP-2”) and EpiCept’s
failure to develop ... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - CA)

Texas Department of Transportation v. Brian Milton Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

In this premises liability case, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) appeals a judgment on a jury verdict in favor of Brian Milton. In two issues, TxDOT contends the evidence is legally insufficient to prove it had actual knowledge of the dangerous condition and to prove it failed to adequately warn Milton. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.
On September 21, 2012, Milton was inju... More...
   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

Alvin Doe v. Xavier Becerra, as Attorney General, etc.

This case involves a challenge to the California Department of Justice’s (DOJ)
policy that individuals who possess a federal license to collect “curio and relic” firearms
cannot, by virtue of possessing that license, purchase more than one non-curio or relic
handgun in a 30-day period. DOJ’s position is based on an interpretation of Penal Code
section 27535,
1 which both limits... More...
   $0 (02-11-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. David Tachay Heard Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Jury Finds Cedar Rapids Man Guilty of Firearms and Narcotics Crimes

A man who tossed a loaded semi-automatic pistol and a bag of marijuana into a wooded area near the I-380 and Glass Road interchange in Cedar Rapids after a car accident in July 2017 was convicted by a jury on January 25, 2018 after a three-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

David Tacha... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - IA)

Liberty Coins, L.L.C. v. David Goodman Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Plaintiffs Liberty Coins, LLC, and Worthington Jewelers,
Ltd., bring facial and as-applied Fourth Amendment challenges to four warrantless search
provisions in Ohio’s Precious Metals Dealers Act and the accompanying regulations: O.R.C.
§§ 4728.05(A), 4728.06, 4728.07, and Ohio Admin. Code § 1301:8-6-03(D). These laws equip
state agents and local law enforcement with the authority t... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - OH)

Ndioba Niang v. Emily Carroll Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri statutes require African-style hair braiders to be licensed as barbers
or cosmetologists. Ndioba “Joba” Niang and Tameka Stigers challenge this
requirement under the Fourteenth Amendment. The district court1 granted summary
judgment for the State. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court
affirms.
African-style hair braiders are required to have a license ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MO)

John Truel v. A. Aguirre, LLC Oklahoma Supreme Court

¶1 The issue before us involves the construction of a subsection in a subsequently amended tax statute. The statute is codified in Title 37, entitled "Intoxicating Liquors", Chapter 3, entitled "Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Act, and Section 576, entitled "Tax on Gross Receipts of Certain Licensee Holders." Subsection A of the statute levies a tax of 13.5% on "the total gross receipts of a holder of... More...   $0 (12-19-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Steven Lemieux District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - Fairfield Man Sentenced to Time Served for Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

Steven Lemieux, 54, of Fairfield, Maine, was sentenced on December 6, 2017 in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to time served (over six months) for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition. He was also fined $5,000. Lemieux was convicted on June 15, 2017 following a ... More...
   $0 (12-11-2017 - ME)

United States of America v. Ryan P. Hiroms Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport, LA - Shreveport man sentenced to 46 months in prison for stealing 44 firearms

A Shreveport man was sentenced November 30, 2017 to 46 months in prison for stealing 44 firearms from a Princeton gun shop.

Ryan P. Hiroms, 26, of Shreveport, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of theft of a firearm from a federal firearms licensee. H... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - LA)

City of Fontana v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, City of Ontario, Real Parties in Interest

If a municipality imposes a sales tax, the State Board of Equalization (Board or
BOE) has the statutory authority to collect and then remit the tax back to the
municipality. But what if more than one municipality claim that the taxable sale occurred
within its jurisdiction? Included in the Board’s authority is the power to determine where
sales of personal property occur, and the c... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LUCIO SALVADOR HERNANDEZ United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

On January 20, 2011, Hernandez and his wife drove to Arizona from California to transfer the title on his car. While in Arizona, Hernandez went with his stepfather to a gun show, where Hernandez purchased five guns from a federal firearm licensee: two Glock Model 19 9mm pistols, two Jimenez Arms Model J.A. 380 .380 caliber pistols, and one Hi-Point Model C9 9mm pistol. This is a purchase he could ... More...   $0 (11-15-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Brad Jason Long Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Mobile Man Sentenced on Felon in Possession of Firearm Charges

Brad Jason Long of Mobile County, Alabama was sentenced in federal court on November 7, 2017 to 180 months imprisonment based on his guilty plea to the crime of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being found to be a career criminal, subject to 18 U.S.C. 924(e).

On or about January 3, 2017, in ... More...
   $0 (11-11-2017 - AL)

United States of America v. Paul Fowlkes Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Hammond, Indiana

Hammond, IN - Chicago Man Sentenced to 30 Months For Straw Purchasing Firearms

Paul Fowlkes, 23, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced on November 2, 2017 by District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release for providing false information to a Federal Firearms Licensee in acquiring firearms.

According to Court f... More...
   $0 (11-07-2017 - IN)

SAS Institute, Inc. v. World Programming Limited Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse

SAS Institute (SAS) and World Programming Limited (WPL) are competitors in the market for statistical analysis software. SAS alleges that WPL breached a license agreement for SAS software and violated copyrights on that software. We agree with the district court that the contractual terms at issue are unambiguous and that SAS has shown that WPL violated those terms. We thus affirm the district cou... More...   $0 (10-24-2017 - OK)

Michael Boyle v. ASAP Energy, Inc., Fast Lane Stores, Inc. d/b/a Fast Lane 3 Oklahoma Supreme Court Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

¶1 Plaintiffs brought an action in the District Court for Custer County and claimed a convenience store negligently and recklessly sold low-point beer to a noticeably intoxicated person who injured plaintiffs in a vehicle collision several hours later. Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment which was granted by the trial court.1 We reverse the judgment of the District Court.

¶2 Two... More...
   $0 (10-24-2017 - OK)

Wiseman Park, LLC v. Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC

Wiseman Park, LLC (appellant) appeals from the judgment entered
following the trial court sustaining the demurrer of Southern Glazer’s Wine
and Spirits, LLC (respondent)1 to appellant’s complaint without leave to
amend. Appellant, the holder of a license to sell alcoholic beverages in its
restaurant, purchased alcoholic beverages from respondent, a licensed
wholesale distributo... More...
   $0 (10-15-2017 - CA)

City of Bedford v. Leah Smith Tarrant County Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Appellee Leah Smith lived at The Arbors of Central Park, an apartment
complex in Bedford, Texas. In July 2015, as she was walking across the grass to
reach a sidewalk in front of her apartment, she stepped onto a manhole lid
covering a water-meter box within an easement owned by Appellant City of
Bedford. The lid flipped open, and Smith fell into the manhole and was injured.
1S... More...
   $0 (10-12-2017 - TX)

City of Dallas v. Leslie Papierski Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Appellee Leslie Papierski sued the City of Dallas after she slipped and fell on a puddle of
water inside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center arena. The City filed a plea to the
jurisdiction asserting immunity under the Texas Tort Claims Act. The trial court denied the
City’s plea to the jurisdiction. On appeal, the City argues the trial court erred by denying its plea
to the... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - TX)

Estate of Jeffrey H. Ware v. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, et al. Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Barbara Boyer, the widow of a cancer researcher who developed a fatal tumor allegedly as a result of inadequate safety precautions taken to protect him from radiation in his lab, sued the University of Pennsylvania together with affiliated persons and entities.1 Before us is the reach of the Price-Anderson Act, see 42 U.S.C. § 2011, et seq., and its remedy-limiting provisions. The Act gives federa... More...   $0 (09-25-2017 - PA)

DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill Global Education Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

This appeal raises the now often litigated issue of whether a stock photography agency—here, the Arizona-based agency DRK Photo (“DRK”)—has standing under the Copyright Act of 1976 to pursue infringement claims involving photographs from its collection. Ultimately, there is no bright line answer to this question. Here, we affirm the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants, McGraw-Hill Glo... More...   $0 (09-16-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Michael Albert Focia Eleventh Circuit - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

The Dark Web. For many, the name conjures images of a suspect shadow internet world where virtually anything can be bought for the right price.1 Indeed, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (“ATF”) Special Agent Tully Kessler described the Dark Web as “another side of the Internet . . . access[ible] through your Internet provider . . . [but only using] special software.” He opined tha... More...   $0 (09-10-2017 - AL)

Conner Chandler v. State of Oklahoma ex rel. Department of Public Safety Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

¶1 Conner Chandler (Chandler) appeals a district court order sustaining an order of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) revoking his driver's license for refusal to submit to State's tests for alcohol. Based on the appellate record and applicable law, we reverse the order.

FACTS AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

¶2 On August 7, 2013, a police officer for the City of Glenpool, Oklahoma,... More...
   $0 (08-22-2017 - OK)

Belinda Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate

Belinda Skulason, a real estate salesperson, brought this action against the
California Bureau of Real Estate (Bureau) alleging that it wrongfully refused to remove
from its public website a document revealing that she had been convicted of three
misdemeanors. She asserted that the Bureau was required to remove the document
because the convictions, while valid when entered, were ev... More...
   $0 (08-20-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Anthony Jovan Greene Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Man Pleads Guilty To Robbing Over $200,000 From Armored Vehicle And Stealing 18 Firearms From Gun Store

A man pleaded guilty on August 17, 2017 to using a baseball bat to rob over $200,000 from an armored vehicle and for stealing 18 firearms, including a suppressor, from a gun store.

Anthony Jovan Greene, 31, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one count eac... More...
   $0 (08-17-2017 - NV)

Matthew D. Murphey v. Jean Shiomoto

In this appeal, we consider whether the trial court erred in granting a petition for
writ of administrative mandate ordering the Department of Motor Vehicles (the
Department) to rescind an order suspending the driver's license of a person arrested for
driving under the influence (Veh. Code, § 23152, subd. (a))1 and awarding attorney fees
and costs to the person. We reverse the tria... More...
   $0 (07-31-2017 - CA)

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