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Securities and Exchange Commission v. Brian Crowley, et al.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed enforcement actions against seven individuals alleging they aided and abetted a massive financial fraud by signing and returning materially false audit confirmations sent to them by the auditors of the U.S. Foodservice, Inc. subsidiary of Royal Ahold (Koninklijke Ahold N.V.). All of the individuals charged, Brian Crowley, Robert Henuset, Ritchi... More...   $175000 (11-05-2005 - NY)

Gary and Carla Raney v. A&M Express, L.L.C.

Automobile collision - Plaintiffs' vehicle was hit headon by a tractor-trailer being driven by Defendant on Highway 75 in Hughes County on June 28, 2002. Mr. Raney suffered a soft-tissue injury to his upperback and had medical bills of approximately $4,000. Mrs. Raney had a soft-tissue injury to her neck, back, and knee and medical expenses of approximately $17,000.

Defendant contested own... More...   $1000000 (11-05-2005 - OK)

Dr. Mark T. Reilly v. Boston Herald

Dr. Mark T. Reilly, a Cape Code veterinarian, sued the Boston Herald for defaming him in a newspaper article in 1998. The claimed that the article contained false information about his care and treatment of a dog taken to him for treatment. The article said that Reilly played golf rather than take care of the aminal.

The Post Herald denied wrongdoing.... More...   $225000 (11-05-2005 - MA)

D'Angelo, et al. v. United States Postal, et al.

D'Angelo, a female postal worker, claimed that John R. Kelley, her supervisor, raped her in Dorchester Center post office five years ago. Kelley denied that he has sex with the plaintiff but Postal Inspectors found his semen on the floor in the room. ... More...   $697000 (11-05-2005 - MA)

Gregory Cunliffe v. Hercules Inc.

Gregory Cunliffe sued Hercules Inc. for firing him in violation of 42 U.S.C. 2000e because he had multiple sclerosis. Cunliffe had worked for the company, which produces several trademark substances that improve paper, since 1989. Plaintiff had worked as a maintenance man for the company and had been placed on limited duty because of his illness. Hercules reduced the size of its workforce in... More...   $0 (11-05-2005 - MA)

Pennzoil Shareholders v. James Postl and Chairman James Pate

Pennzoil Shareholders sued James Postl and Chairman James Pate and other former members of the former Board of Directors of Penzoil-Quaker State oil company that was merged with Royal Dutch Shell in 2002. The plaintiffs claimed the directors failed to use due diligence in making the decision to sale the company with the result that they sold for less than the company was worth. Shell paid ... More...   $0 (11-05-2005 - TX)

James Field, et al. v. Palmdale School District, et al.

When parents of schoolchildren in Palmdale, California learned from their sons and daughters that they had been questioned in their public elementary school about sexual topics such as the frequency of "thinking about having sex" and "thinking about touching other peoples' private parts," some of them exercised their constitutional right to take their grievance to the courts. The question... More...   $0 (11-04-2005 - CA)

Quentin K. Tanko v. United States of America

service in a medically underserved area. He appeals the district court's1 determination this breach makes him liable for treble damages. We affirm.


On February 4, 1999, Quentin Tanko signed four one-year contracts to participate in the NHSC Scholarship Program, 42 U.S.C. §§ 254l-q. In exchange for the government's payment of tuition, reasonable education expenses, and a monthly... More...   $0 (11-04-2005 - NE)

Greg Scher v. Joe Ortwerth

Greg Scher and Darren Mohr, two former pretrial detainees at the St. Charles County Jail (Jail), appeal from the final judgment entered in the District Court1 for the Eastern District of Missouri granting summary judgment to Jail officials in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action. For reversal, Scher and Mohr argue the district court erred in granting summary judgment; in denying their motions for ap... More...   $0 (11-04-2005 - MO)

Selden Atteberry, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Barbara Attebery, etc. v. Nocona General Hospital

In this consolidated interlocutory appeal, defendantsappellants Charles R. Norris and Barbara Jean Perry challenge the district court's denial of their motions to dismiss. For the reasons stated below, we AFFIRM.


A. Factual Background

The plaintiffs-appellees (the "Plaintiffs") in this consolidated appeal are relatives or representatives of e... More...   $0 (11-04-2005 - TX)

David Hinton, et al. v. Motor Coach Industries

David Hinton and others sued Motor Coach Industries for wrongful death claiming that his mother Dolores Hinton was killed in an accident on Interstate 35 in 2003. He claimed that the bus in which she was a passenger was defective and unreasonably dangerous because it was not equipped with seatbelts. Mrs. Hinton was one of 34 people from Memorial Baptist Church in Temple, Texas were on a trip... More...   $17500000 (11-04-2005 - TX)

Rand-Whitney Container v. City of Montville ex rel Water Pollution Control Authority

Rand-Whitney Group sued the City of Montville, New Jersey claiming that it failed to abide by the terms of a contract that the plaintiff entered into with the Water Pollution Control Authority in which the authority agreed to deliver treated waste water to it for its use in the operation of a paper mill.... More...   $10000000 (11-03-2005 - NJ)

Daniel Burch v. David Trapp and Comfort Inn

Daniel Burch sued David Trapp and Comfort Inn for invasion of privacy and he and Mark Curtis Crigler rented a room at the motel where Trapp was the manager. They unloaded there belonging and then left the motel. Trapp entered the room and smelled and saw things that caused him to believe the Burch and Crigler were going to manufacture methamphetamine in the room or had all of the equipment to... More...   $0 (11-03-2005 - AR)

Judith Kennedy, etc. v. Leanna Karnopp Grimsley and Grimsley & Grimsley, P.C., f/k/a Early & Grimsley, P.C.

This court granted defendants' application for leave to appeal under Supreme Court Rule 308 (155 Ill. 2d R. 308) to consider whether plaintiff's claim for punitive damages for alleged fraud in inducing an attorney-client relationship is barred by section 2-1115 of the Code of Civil Procedure (Code) (735 ILCS 5/2-1115 (West 2004)). We find that it is.


The third amended compla... More...   $0 (11-02-2005 - IL)

Robert R. Thomas v. Bill Page, et al.

This interlocutory appeal arises out of a defamation action filed by the plaintiff, Robert R. Thomas, a justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, against the defendants, Bill Page; Shaw Suburban Media Group, Inc., a division of Shaw Newspapers, an Illinois corporation, d/b/a the Kane County Chronicle; and Greg Rivara. In the underlying complaint, the plaintiff asserts claims for defamation and fa... More...   $0 (11-02-2005 - IL)

The City of Chicago v. Elevated Properties, LLC, etc.

Plaintiff, the City of Chicago (the City), appeals from an order of the circuit court of Cook County, levying fines against defendant, Elevated Properties, LLC, a/k/a Elevated Properties (Elevated), for violations of sections 13-12-125 (Vacant Buildings Ordinance) and 13-12-130 (Unsafe Buildings Ordinance) of the Chicago Municipal Code (Code)(Chicago Municipal Code §§13-12-125, 13-12-130 (2000)... More...   $0 (11-02-2005 - IL)

Nancy P. Andrews, et al. v. KOWA Printing Corporation

Plaintiffs, 35 former union employees of Kowa Printing Corporation, brought an action under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (the Wage Act) (820 ILCS 115/1 et seq. (West 2004)) against defendants, Kowa Printing Corporation, Thomas W. Kowa, and Huston-Patterson Corporation. Plaintiffs alleged that they were owed unpaid vacation time and severance pay and that all three defendants wer... More...   $0 (11-02-2005 - IL)

Life Care Centers of America v. Caloptima

Defendant CalOptima is a county organized health system (COHS) providing services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries through contracts with various health care providers. Under its prior authorization policy, CalOptima requires long-term care providers to submit treatment authorization requests (TAR's)1 within 21 days of the patient's admission. This case arose out of six TAR's submitted by plaint... More...   $0 (11-02-2005 - CA)

State of Missouri v. Steve Gartin

The State of Missouri charged Steven Gartin, age 54, an engineering technician at EaglePicher Industries, Inc., with two counts of first-degree statutory rape of 12 -year-old girl in 2001 and 2002. The victim testified that Gartin has sex with her more than 20 times between July 2001 and August 2002.

Gartin denied the charges. ... More...   $0 (11-01-2005 - MO)

Darold Maxfield v. Cintas Corp. No. 2

Darold Maxfield appeals from a final judgment entered in the District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas granting summary judgment in favor of his former employer, Cintas Corporation No. 2 ("Cintas"), on his claims of employment discrimination based on race in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, 42 U.S.C. § 2000(e) et s... More...   $0 (11-01-2005 - AR)

DeJulius v. Sprint Corp.

This case deals with the legal and constitutional sufficiency of the class action notice program under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 and the Due Process Clause. Appellants are unnamed class plaintiffs in an action against Appellee Sprint Corporation. The class action concerns alleged instances of securities fraud surrounding Sprint's failed merger attempt with WorldCom, Inc. Appellants received notice of ... More...   $50000000 (11-01-2005 - KS)

Kevin Zile v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford

Kevin Zile, age 52, sued the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford for negligence alleging that the defendant negligently failed to protect him from being molested by a priest that it knew or should have known was a sexual predator. His parents tried to bring the priest's abusive behavior to the attention of the Archbishop and were threatened with legal action by the archdiocese. Zile claimed... More...   $22000000 (11-01-2005 - CT)

John Doe v. KPMG

Securities fraud claimes by investors who bought certain tax shelters on the advise of KPMG relating to Flip, Opis, Blips and SOS tax shelters. The IRS disallowed deductions and other benefits that the investors expected to received from the investments.... More...   $195000000 (11-01-2005 - NY)

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Qwest Communications International Inc. Securities Litigation

The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged that Qwest fraudulently improperly reported $3 billion in revenue in order to facilitate its 2000 merger with U.S. West.... More...   $400000000 (11-01-2005 - CO)

Family and Estate of Frances Chiddix v. Prairie House Living Center, J.B. Roberts and Paul Johnson

The Family and Estate of Frances Chiddix sued Prairie House Living Center, J.B. Roberts and Paul Johnson for the wrongful death of Mrs. Chiddix after she choked to death on a peice of brisket while a patient at the nursing and Alzheimer's disease treatment facility. The Plaintiff claimed that Roberts and Johnson "failed in their governing capacities to ensure that Prairie House had sufficient ... More...   $700000 (10-29-2005 - TX)

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