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Britt A. Shaw v. Hyatt International Corporation

This case arises out of a hotel reservation made through the Hyatt International Corporation website "Hyatt.com," by Britt Shaw, an American citizen, from his residence in London, England, for a hotel stay in Moscow, Russia. Shaw used that Hyatt website to reserve a room at the Ararat Park Hyatt Moscow. Although the hotel in Moscow for which the reservation was made carries the Hyatt nam... More...   $0 (08-30-2006 - IL)

Mark S. Campbell v. Tony Kendrick and Paul Grear

Mark S. Campbell sued Johnston City, Illinois police officers Tony Kendrick and Paul Grear for the injuries that he sustained when he was arrested on an alcohol-related charge claiming the offices violated his civil rights, 42 U.S.c. 1983, by using excessive force. Campbell was arrested on April 9, 2004, after police received a 911 call that he was driving erratically on Illinois 37. Ke... More...   $0 (08-30-2006 - IL)

Claire Brown v. Crown Equipment Corp.

Claire Brown sued Crown Equipment Corporation for the wrongful death of her 48-year-old husband on a products liability theory. Her 48-year-old husband was killed in a workplace accident when the forklift truck that he was operating turned over. She claimed that Defendant failed to warn he that forklift contained a design defect that made it unreasonably danagerous to operate.

Crown deni... More...   $4200000 (08-30-2006 - ME)

Natalie Coots v. City of Selma and Union Pacific Railroad

Natalie Coots sued the City of Selma, California and the Union Pacific Railroad for the wrongful death of her husband who was killed in a railroad crossing accident. She claimed that defendants failed to provide proper gates for the crossing.

Defendants claimed that Marion "Junior" Coots contributed to his own death by failing to exercise due care in the operation of his truck i... More...   $1000000 (08-30-2006 - CA)

United States of America v. Schering-Plough Corp.

The United States of America charged Schering-Plough with marketing drugs manufactured by it for unapproved uses and manipulating the prices of drugs sold by it to government programs. The Government accused Schering-Plough with eroding public confidence in our healthcare system including compromising the patient/physician relationship and added costs to important government programs. It claim... More...   $435000000 (08-30-2006 - MA)

LDC General Contracting v. James LeBlanc

[1] James LeBlanc appeals from a judgment entered in the Superior Court (York County, Brennan, J.) following a bench trial finding him liable to his former employer, LDC General Contracting, for $38,124.78 plus interest. LeBlanc argues that the court erred in admitting certain documentary evidence in violation of M.R. Evid. 803, 1002, and 1006.[1] We agree and vacate the judgment.

I. ... More...   $0 (08-29-2006 - ME)

Jacksonville Transportation Authority v. Joseph Santoni, et al.

The Jacksonville Tranportation Authority sought to acquire by eminent domain certain rights, title and interests in defendants properties to build the final segment of the Wonderwood Connector.... More...   $186700 (08-29-2006 - FL)

Robert Cortez v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff Robert Cortez sued defendant Sam's Club for discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-34 (ADEA), on account of the company's failure to promote him to the position of general manager.(1) During the trial, the district court twice denied Sam's Club's motions for judgment as a matter of law under Rule 50 of the Federal Rules of Civil Proce... More...   $0 (08-29-2006 - NM)

United States of America v. Prudential Equity Group LLC

Prudential Equity Group LLC (PEG), a broker-dealer subsidiary of Prudential Financial Inc. (Prudential), has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement in which PEG has admitted to criminal wrongdoing in connection with deceptive market timing trading in mutual fund shares dating back to 1999 and agreed to a payment of $600 million in fines, restitution and penalties.

The agreement was... More...   $600000000 (08-29-2006 - DC)

Eric C. Jackson and Great Basin Companies, Inc. v. Volvo Trucks North America, Inc.

Eric C. Jackson is the principal shareholder of Great Basin Companies, Inc., the parent company of various Volvo truck dealerships that operated in the West and Midwest, including Utah and Nebraska. This appeal arises out of the district court's dismissal of claims filed by Jackson and Great Basin Companies against Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. For the reasons stated below, we conclude that ... More...   $0 (08-29-2006 - UT)

Image Software, Inc. v. The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, et al.

1mage Software, Inc. ("1mage") appeals the district court's decision compelling arbitration, in Ohio, of a dispute arising under a software licensing agreement. Before reaching the merits of this appeal, we must address two potential problems with the district court's jurisdiction. First, we conclude the district court had subject matter jurisdiction based upon the federal question presented by... More...   $0 (08-29-2006 - CO)

Dionisio Topacio v. Manuel Osmena

In 1996, plaintiff Dionisio Topacio, early 50s, a businessman, allegedly made a loan to Manuel Osmena, also a business man defendant, in the amount of $100,000 for his import-export business per the condition that Osemena would reimburse the plaintiff $120,000 after four months. Topacio met Osmena approximately two months prior in Califiornia, and the plaintiff inquired to mutual associates an... More...   $18000 (08-28-2006 - CA)

State of Indiana v. W. Gordon Iler, et al.

The State of Indiana condemned 2 parcels of real estate, 25 acres of a 35 acre parcel in the Northwest Corner of an Interstate-US Highway interchange, and an 8 acre parcel in the opposite corner. The Northwest corner was unimproved. The 8 acres was adjacent to a Motel 6. The State of Indiana's appraiser valued the real estate at $336,500 9 months before the take, and $437,500 at trial. Def... More...   $1270600 (08-25-2006 - IN)

Paul Smith, et al. v. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Paul Smith, et al. sued Krispy Kreme Doughnuts claiming that they lost millions in retirement savings because company executives hid evidence of declining profits.

Defendants denied wrongdoing. ... More...   $4700000 (08-25-2006 - NC)

Jane Doe v. Sisters of Charity of Nazareth

Former residents of orphanages and schools operated by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for negligently allowing them to be sexually abused.... More...   $0 (08-25-2006 - KY)

Tamara Hoover v. Austin Independent School District

Tamara Hoover claimed that the Austin Independent School District violated her rights by terminating her employment as an arts teacher because nude photographers of her appeared on the Internet.... More...   $14850 (08-25-2006 - TX)

Creative Technology Ltd. v. Apple Corporation

Creative Technology Ltd. sued Apple Corporation on a patent infringement theory claiming that Apple used technology developed by it to create and sell Apple's popular iPod music player. ... More...   $100000000 (08-25-2006 - CA)

Collins v. Pacificare of Oklahoma, Inc.

The trial court plaintiff, John Collins (Personal Representative), personal representative of the Estate of Ruby F. Collins (Collins), deceased, appeals an order granting summary judgment to the defendant, Pacificare of Oklahoma, Inc. d/b/a Secure Horizons (Pacificare).1 This appeal proceeds under the accelerated appeal provisions of Okla. Sup. Ct. R. 1.36, 12 O.S. Supp. 2005, ch. 15, app. More...   $0 (08-24-2006 - OK)

Howard County School System v. Chris Pippen

Howard County School System sued Chris Pippen on a eminent domain theory to acquire by condemnation 1.3 acres of land to be sued as the front entrance of a new Ellicott City elementary school. ... More...   $825000 (08-24-2006 - MD)

Chad Day v. Adam Kramer

Chad Day sued Adam Kramer on a civil assault and battery theory for the injuries and damages that he sustained as a result of being hit in the face multiple times on August 26, 2004. Day suffered multiple facial fractures (LaForte Fracture) that required surgical implantation of plates in his face.

Defendant admitted wrongdoing but contested damages.... More...   $344000 (08-24-2006 - NE)

Ronald Harding v. Cianbro Corporation

Ronald Harding sued Cianbro Corporation on a civil rights theory, 42 USC 2000e, claiming that he was discriminated against by defendant because he suffered from a disability caused by fibromyalgia. Harding, age 59, worked for Cianbro for 18 years before he was terminated in September 2002.

The defenses asserted by Cianbro are not available.... More...   $747000 (08-24-2006 - ME)

Michael S. Thompson v. Christi Thompson v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation and Phillip Morris USA

Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corporation ("B&W") and Philip Morris USA Inc. ("PM USA") appeal the judgment of the trial court awarding damages to Michael Thompson for personal injury based on negligence and strict product liability for product defect and failure to warn, and to his wife, Christi Thompson, for loss of consortium resulting from Michael Thompson's 30-year history of smoking cigare... More...   $1593508 (08-23-2006 - MO)

Hannibal School District v. Living Water Fellowship Church

Hannibal School District sued Living Water Fellowship Church on an eminent domain theory condemning the Hannibal Missouri church's property for use in building a new elementary school at Fulton Avenue and Missouri Highway 79. Defendant sought $400,000 for the property taken by the School District. ... More...   $348000 (08-23-2006 - MO)

Candace L. Morrison, individually and on behalf of Clayton Morrison and Clinton Morrison v. Dr. Jeanne Lynn Birchmier

Candace L. Morrison, individually and on behalf of Clayton Morrison and Clinton Morrison sued Dr. Jeanne Lynn Birchmier on a medical negligence (medical malpractice) theory claiming that Dr. Birchmier negligently perforated her colon during a tubal ligation procedure at Ottumwa Regional Health Center on June 4, 2003. During surgery to address the complication, two small perforations and a larg... More...   $65000 (08-23-2006 - IA)

Larry Mayes v. City of Hammond, Indiana and Police Captain Michael Solan

Larry Mayes sued the City of Hammond, Indiana and Police Captain Michael Solan on a civil rights theory, 42 USC 1983, claiming that he was wrongfully convicted of a crime that he did not commit and served 19 years in prison as a result of the deliberate indifference and wrongful conduct of Michael Solan. Mayes and another man were charged with abducting and raping a Hammond, Indiana convenience... More...   $9000000 (08-23-2006 - IN)

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