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Christina Axson-Flynn v. Xan Johnson, et al.

In 1998, Plaintiff Christina Axson-Flynn entered the University of Utah's Actor Training Program (ATP). Axson-Flynn, who is Mormon, refused to say the word "fuck" or take God's name in vain during classroom acting exercises. During Axson-Flynn's first semester in the program, Defendants--all ATP faculty members--told Axson-Flynn to "get over" her refusal to use those words, saying that not usin... More...   $0 (02-04-2004 - UT)

Lida Ripa v. Frankford Hospital, et al.

A medical malpractice case in which Lida Ripa, age 30, claimed that the defendants committed medical malpractice in the way in which they attempted to open reduction of the ankle fracture that she sustained in a car wreck. She claimed that as direct result of the substandard care provided by the defendants, she was left with a chronically painful and deformed foot.... More...   $15000000 (02-04-2004 - PA)

Dolores Santiago v. Dr. Richard Kolb

A medical malpractice case in which the plaintiff claimed that Dr. Richard Kolb negligently performed a gall bladder surgery on and that as a result she sustained a bowel injury. The 44-year-old plaintiff had to undergo a second operation and suffers from occasional painful spasms and is at risk of developing liver problems later in life.... More...   $20000000 (02-04-2004 - PA)

State of Oklahoma, ex rel. Oklahoma Bar Association v. Robert S. Flaniken

¶1 The Complainant alleges that the Respondent, Robert S. Flaniken charged an unreasonable fee to a client, Peggy Hepler. A hearing was held before the Trial Panel of the Professional Responsibility Tribunal (PRT) on April 24, 2003. In their report of May 21, 2003, the PRT concluded the OBA failed to meet its burden of proof in the matter. We agree.

Background Information

¶2 Peggy ... More...
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Edward Like, by and through his next friend, Addie Like v. Brian Glaze.

Edward Like appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Brian Glaze. We affirm.

I. BACKGROUND
Like was walking in front of Glaze's property when a dog broke free of the chain that was keeping it in Glaze's backyard. The dog -- an 85 to 100 pound Akita -- chased Like and bit him on his leg and arm. Glaze had been caring for the dog at the owner's r... More...
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Ella Payne v. Bob Mudd, et al.

Ella Payne (Payne) appeals from the trial court's judgment dismissing her personal injury claim against Bob Mudd (Mudd) and Southwestern Hearing Aid Company, Inc. (Southwestern). We affirm.

Payne filed her petition on December 23, 2002, alleging that she visited the offices of Southwestern for the purpose of being fitted for hearing aids on December 3, 1998. Payne further alleged as follows:... More...   $0 (02-03-2004 - MO)

Joseph M. Vendegna v. Gail Marie Vendegna.

Gail Vendegna ("Mother") appeals the judgment of the trial court dissolving her marriage to Joseph Vendegna ("Father") with respect to the award of child support and the tax exemptions. We vacate the judgment and remand the case.

Factual Background
Gail and Joseph Vendegna were married in February of 1985. Two children were born during the marriage. Both children su... More...
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In re the Estate of Linda Werner.

Linda Werner, an incapacitated adult, appeals the circuit court's judgment ordering that she remain subject to a guardianship. Because she did not meet her burden of proving that she has been restored to her capacity, we affirm the circuit court's judgment.

On September 3, 1999, the circuit court determined that Werner was totally incapacitated and totally disabled. The court appointed Platt... More...   $0 (02-03-2004 - MO)

Alethea Ward v. Acoustiseal, Inc., and Division of Employment Security.

Alethea Ward challenges the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission's decision(FN1) that, because Ward was incarcerated for several days for not appearing for court in connection with traffic violations, she had voluntarily quit her job and was not eligible for unemployment compensation. We affirm the commission's decision.

Ward had worked for Acoustiseal, Inc., for approximately five year... More...   $0 (02-03-2004 - MO)

Gail Ming v. General Motors Corporation.

General Motors Corporation appeals the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission's finding of liability for Gail Ming's work injury. We reverse.

I. BACKGROUND Ming was injured on January 29, 1993 when a filing cabinet at the GM plant fell over onto her. At the time, Ming was employed by Norfolk and Western Railway Company and worked at the GM plant. On the date of the injury, Ming re... More...   $0 (02-03-2004 - MO)

William and Lois Lisac v. DeZunik, Inc.

Products liability claim by former pipe fitter who claimed that he developed fatal malignant pleural mesothelioma was a result of being exposed to and inhaling asbestos containing products were he worked. He and his wife claimed that the DeZunik produced and sold asbestos containing gaskets, valves and other products and placed them in the stream of commerce without adequately warning of the d... More...   $6000000 (02-03-2004 - PA)

Dennis Gallagher v. City of Granview, et al.

Personal injury automobile accident claim - the claims made and defenses asserted are not available for this case.... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - MO)

Eric Hemphill v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company

Breach of contract - the claims made and defenses asserted are not available for this case.... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - MO)

Norma Waddell v. Ford Motor Company

Breach of warranty - the claims made and defenses asserted are not available for this case.... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - MO)

Luis Ibarra, Sr. and Maria Ibarra v. Pactiv Corporation

Luis Ibarra, Sr., 56, was an ironworker employed by Midwest Fence Corporation. On April 20, 2001, Plaintiff, his son, Luis Ibarra, Jr., and another ironworker, were on Pactiv's property at 777 S. Wheeling Road, Wheeling, Illinois, to install a security gate to control incoming and outgoing traffic to the Pactiv plant. Luis Ibarra, Jr., Plaintiff's son, was the foreman on the jobsite and operator... More...   $3500000 (02-02-2004 - IL)

Gary J. Wilson v. City of Stamford

The plaintiff, Gary J. Wilson, appeals from the decision of the workers' compensation review board (board) reversing the determination by the workers' compensation commissioner for the seventh district (commissioner) that the plaintiff was entitled to health insurance while he was receiving medical benefits for a compensable injury. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the board improper... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - CT)

The Denver Post Corp. v. Cook, Sheriff of Jefferson County

Appellant, The Denver Post (the Post), appeals from the district court's order in favor of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) finding that certain writings and tape recordings seized by law enforcement officers pursuant to search warrants are not "criminal justice records" and are, therefore, not subject to the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, § 24-72-301, et seq., C.R.S. 2003 (... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - CO)

Charles Phelps v. Firebird Raceway, Inc. aka and/or dba Firebird International Raceway

1 Charles Phelps appeals from a summary judgment in favor of Firebird Raceway, Inc. ("Firebird"). The trial court ruled that, in the absence of any material fact, Phelps' claim of negligence on the part of Firebird personnel was barred by the release and waiver agreements that he signed before he entered a Firebird race. For reasons discussed below, we affirm.

1 In the Release, Phelps ... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - AZ)

Troy R. Keturi v. Luciel J. Keturi

Troy Keturi appeals several legal and factual findings made by the standing master and adopted by the superior court in connection with his divorce trial. W e conclude that the superior court did not err in aggregating his past income for child support purposes, in finding that his earning potential would not be adversely affected by his physical condition in the immediate future, in charac... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - AK)

MW Erectors, Inc. v. Niederhauser Ornamental and Metal Works Company, Inc., et al.

In this case, a subcontractor on a large commercial project has suffered the consequences of its failure to complete the application process and obtain the requisite contractor's license(s) before signing two separate contracts. The subcontractor's work was terminated before the projects were completed and without the subcontractor having obtained full payment of amounts it claims are due u... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - CA)

Casa Herrera, Inc. v. Nasser Beydoun, et al.

A court resolves an action for breach of contract and fraud in favor of a defendant by applying the parol evidence rule. That defendant subsequently files a malicious prosecution action against the plaintiffs in the breach of contract action and others. We now consider whether the termination of the breach of contract and fraud action based on the parol evidence rule satisfies the favorable... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - CA)

Lockheed Litigation Cases

Juanita Barnett Boyd and 101 other plaintiffs (collectively Plaintiffs) appeal a summary judgment in favor of ExxonMobil Corporation (Exxon) and Union Oil Company of California (Union Oil). Plaintiffs seek damages for wrongful death allegedly caused by exposure to toxic chemicals. Plaintiffs contend the exclusion of their expert's declaration on causation was error. We conclude that an ex... More...   $0 (02-02-2004 - CA)

Albert Adefemi v. John Ashcroft, et al.

Albert Adefemi, a citizen of Nigeria, petitions for review of a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals, challenging its determination that the Immigration and Naturalization Service ("INS") presented sufficient evidence to demonstrate that he could be deported on the basis of a firearms offense.

After entering the United States in 1977 without inspection, Adefemi became a lawful tempor... More...   $0 (02-01-2004 - GA)

Charles K. McKnight and Jean B. McKnight v. Chicago Title Insurance Company, Inc.

This appeal presents a single issue: whether the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1, et seq., preempts the Georgia Arbitration Code, Ga. Code Ann. § 1, et. seq., inasmuch as the Georgia Arbitration Code expressly excludes from its coverage arbitration provisions in insurance contracts. We conclude that it does not: by virtue of the McCarran-Ferguson Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1012(b), the Federal ... More...   $0 (02-01-2004 - GA)

Nicholas La Grasta, et al. v. First Union Securities, Inc.

In this securities fraud class action against First Union Securities, Inc., investors who purchased the stock of Ask Jeeves, Inc., an online internet research company, claimed that First Union's analyst, through her "strong buy" recommendations, inflated the price of Ask Jeeves shares while acting under an undisclosed conflict of interest. This conflict, it was alleged, consisted of First U... More...   $0 (02-01-2004 - FL)

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