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Leroy Jacobs, et al. v. Walgreen Co.

Leroy Jacobs, Leroy Midyette, Jonas Harger and Raynard Owens sued Walgreen Co. on a civil rights violation theory claiming that the nation's no. 2 drugstore chain discriminated against them as customers because they were black based on racial profiling. Plaintiff alleged that Walgreen employees followed them around stores as they shopped. They claimed that they were humiliated, degraded and su... More...   $0 (06-21-2007 - IL)

James Patton v. Target Corporation

James Patton, an Oregon National Guardsman, sued Target Corporation for failing to hire him back when he returned from active service in violation of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act and Oregon law. Patton was working at Target's Albany, Oregon distribution center on September 11, 2001 and shortly thereafter joined the Oregon National Guard. He went on active duty in June 2003 and when t... More...   $984790 (06-20-2007 - OR)

John Doe v. Clayton County and Victor Hill

Thirty-four current and former employees of the Clayton County, Georgia Sheriff's Office sued the County and Sheriff Victor Hill on a wrongful termination theory after they were terminated by the Sheriff on his first day in office in January 2005. Deputies summoned the employees to the jail and stripped them of their guns and badges while snipers stood guard on the roof. The plaintiffs, most ... More...   $7000000 (06-20-2007 - GA)

Prescient Acquisition Group, Inc. v. MJ Publsihing Trust, Michael J. Jackson, et al.

Prescient Acquisition Group, Inc. sued MJ Publsihing Trust, Michael J. Jackson, and MJ-ATV Publishing Trust on a breach of contract theory claiming that Jackson and his companies owed it for helping him refinance $272.5 million worth of bank loans owed to Bank of America through Fortress Investment Group. The loan was secured with a lien on the Beatles catalog owned by Jackson and he risked lo... More...   $1 (06-20-2007 - NY)

Jill Coccaro a/k/a Phoenix Feeley v. City of New York

Jill Coccaro a/k/a Phoenix Feeley sued the City of New York on a false arrest theory claiming that her arrest for strolling topless in Manhattan's Lower East Side section was wrongful. Plaintiff claimed that she was yanked out of a patrol car by her hair and taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation during the 12 hours that she was held by authorities.

The defenses asserted by the C... More...   $29000 (06-20-2007 - NY)

Lee Hendelson v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.

Lee Hendelson, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Adam Hendelson, sued Johnson & Johnson and Alza Corporation on a products liability theory for the wrongful death of Adam Hendelson, age 28, who plaintiff claimed died from using Duragesic analgesic patches used to treat lingering pain from an automobile accident. Plaintiff claimed that the analgesic patches manufactured and sold by de... More...   $5500000 (06-20-2007 - FL)

Frank Bailey, et al. v. Carroll S. Gwyn, et aux.

In this action, plaintiffs sought a declaration to establish a right of way/easement over defendants' property. They alleged that they had owned certain property in Union County for more than 30 years and that a right of way existed across defendants' adjoining property as a means to access plaintiffs' property. Also, their predecessors had used the right of way for more than thirty years... More...   $0 (06-19-2007 - TN)

Russell E. Adkins, M.D. v. Arthur P. Christie, et al.

This appeal concerns an evidentiary privilege known as the "medical peer review privilege." The privilege seeks to protect from discovery and disclosure records containing performance reviews and assessments of physicians by their peers, primarily in connection with their practices at hospitals. The issue before us is whether to recognize the privilege in federal civil rights cases. The Fou... More...   $0 (06-19-2007 - GA)

Steven Warshak v. United States of America

The government appeals the district court's entry of a preliminary injunction, prohibiting it from seizing "the contents of any personal e-mail account maintained by an Internet Service Provider in the name of any resident of the Southern District of Ohio without providing the relevant account holder or subscriber prior notice and an opportunity to be heard on any complaint, motion, or othe... More...   $0 (06-19-2007 - OH)

Jerry Greenberg v. National Geographic Society, et al.

This case presents the question of whether § 201(c) of the Copyright Act1 accords a magazine publisher a privilege to produce a digital compilation that contains exact images of its past magazine issues. This case comes before this Court for a second time and requires a determination whether an intervening Supreme Court case, New York Times Co. v. Tasini, 533 U.S. 483 (2001), abrogates an ... More...   $0 (06-19-2007 - FL)

Timothy McGeeney v. Hendrick Corporation d/b/a Superior Volvo

Timothy McGeeney sued Superior Volvo on an age discrimination theory claiming that he was fired because of his age and replaced with a 27-year-old woman with fewer qualifications and less experience.

The defenses asserted by Defendant are not available.... More...   $131340 (06-19-2007 - MO)

Albert Vietri and Joseph L. Capano Sr. d/b/a Wilmington Hospitality v. New Castle County

Albert Vietri and Joseph L. Capano Sr. d/b/a Wilmington Hospitality sued New Castle County claiming its rights had been violated because it was treated differently than other developers in similar situations by refusing to grant Vietri and Capano variances when their hotel, near the Basin Road exit off northbound I-95, came in one-third larger than outlined in a plan approved in 1990. One examp... More...   $7500000 (06-19-2007 - DE)

Marco Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. Regional Transit Authority and Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.

This cause arises under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Marco Outdoor Advertising, Inc., ("Marco") contends that the Regional Transit Authority ("RTA") deprived it of property without due process of law when, in violation of the Louisiana Public Bid Law, La. R.S. § 38:2211, et seq. ("Public Bid Law"), RTA arbitrarily awarded an advertising contract ("Contract") to an inferior bidder, Clear Channel Outd... More...   $0 (06-16-2007 - LA)

Petro Pro, Ltd., et al. v. Upland Resources, Inc., et al.

This appeal concerns a dispute between assignors, assignees, and intervening royalty owners regarding the construction of two oil and gas wellbore assignments, wherein the assignments expressly limited the assigned interest to "rights in the wellbore" of a given well. Presenting similar issues, Appellants, Petro Pro, Ltd. and L&R Energy Corporation, and Intervenors, Nancy Wilson Briscoe, Judit... More...   $0 (06-16-2007 - TX)

Lora Yvonne Rasmussen v. Toan Duc PHO and Nguyen Pho d/b/a/ Pearl H. Associates

Appellant Lora Rasmussen sued Appellees (the Phos) for conversion, criminal trespass, fraud, and breach of contract regarding a commercial lease. The Phos filed special exceptions with the trial court on August 12, 2005, excepting to all of Rasmussen's causes of action and alleged damages.

On August 30, 2005, the trial court conducted a hearing on the special exceptions. (1) Rasmussen cl... More...   $0 (06-16-2007 - TX)

Jon A. Potcinski v. McDonald Property Investments, Ltd.

Appellant, Jon A. Potcinske, claims that he and appellee, McDonald Property Investments, Ltd., (McDonald Property), entered into a contract in which McDonald Property agreed to sell 2.1 acres of real property to Potcinske. When McDonald Property did not convey the property, Potcinske filed suit alleging breach of contract and seeking specific performance.

In two issues, Potcinske appeals ... More...   $0 (06-16-2007 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. NEVADA POWER COMPANY

The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $60.7 million Clean Air Act settlement with Nevada Power Company that will improve air quality in the Clark County/Las Vegas, Nevada–area by requiring the company to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), a harmful air pollutant, from its Clark Generating Station by about 2,300 tons annually.

The settl... More...   $60700000 (06-15-2007 - NV)

Paul Barrows v. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Paul Barrows claimed that the University of Wisconsin-Madison treated him unfairly and forced him to resign his position as vice chancellor in November 2004 after learning of his relationship with a 40-year-old graduate student and receiving a memo from then-Dean of Students Luoluo Hong that made other accusations about Barrows' inappropriate behavior toward women. The University claimed that... More...   $135000 (06-15-2007 - WI)

Amanda Brack v. Naomi Campbell

Amanda Brack, age 21, sued Naomi Campbell alleging that Campbell assaulted, battered, falsely imprisoned her and intentionally inflicted emotional distress on her when she was employed by Campbell. She claimed that the abuse began a month after Campbell hired her in February 2005. Brack was hired after meeting the star in the bathroom of a Paris nightclub.

The defenses asserted by Campbell... More...   $1 (06-15-2007 - NY)

James Lindberg v. California Department of Education

James Lindberg sued the California Department of Education Lindberg claiming that he was demoted and suffered two heart attacks from job-related stress after then-superintendent of schools Delaine Eastin ignored his claims of fraudulent spending in adult education programs.... More...   $4500000 (06-15-2007 - CA)

Grigory Shcherbakovskiy v. Da Dapo Al Fine, Ltd. and Howard G. Seitz

Grigory Shcherbakovskiy appeals from Judge Brieant's issuance of a default judgment dismissing appellant's complaint and granting appellees' counterclaims, on which a judgment for $1.4 million was entered. Appellant also asks that, if we reverse the default judgment, we rule on the denial of his motions to dismiss one counterclaim as legally insufficient. Defendants cross-appeal, challeng... More...   $0 (06-15-2007 - NY)

Edward Tuccio and Patriots Way, LLC v. Rudy Marconi, Betty Brosius and the Town of Ridgefield

Edward Tuccion sued Rudy Marconi, Town Planner Betty Brosius and the Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut on a civil rights violation theory, 42 U.S.C. 1983, his First Amendment right to petition the government was violated. Plaintiff also claimed that the Town of Ridgefield engaged in a policy of refusing to meet with Mr. Tuccio due to the prior lawsuits, further violating his civil rights. ... More...   $1 (06-15-2007 - CT)

Richard Anderson, Michal Lynch, and Dyan Wirt v. American Indian Health & Services and Maria Elizabeth Cordero

Richard Anderson, Michal Lynch, and Dyan Wirt sued American Indian Health & Services and Maria Elizabeth Cordero on an employment discrimination theory claiming that they were fired from their jobs because they were not Native Americans.

Defendants denied wrongdoing. Defendants admitted that the terminated staff had no negative indications in their personnel files, but asserted they w... More...   $384000 (06-15-2007 - CA)

Darlene Romano v. Desert Community College District d/b/a College of the Desert, Dan Baxley, Maria Sheehan, Douglas Walker

Darlene Romano sued Desert Community College District d/b/a College of the Desert, Dan Baxley, Maria Sheehan, Douglas Walker on defamation, sexual harassment and discrimination theories. Plaintiff worked for Defendant for more than 20 years. Romano, 59, a tenured professor who still teaches music at the college, filed suit after her contract as an associate dean of instruction was not renewed.... More...   $660000 (06-15-2007 - CA)

Juanita Young v. Louis Rivera and City of New York

Juanita Young, mother of Malcolm Ferguson, sued Louis Rivera and the City of New York on a wrongful death theory claiming that Rivera, an under cover cop, shot Ferguson at point-blank range on March 1, 2000 without just cause. Ferguson was shot to death five days after he was arrested for protesting the acquittal of four New York police officers accused of shooting Amadou Diallo 19 times. Dial... More...   $10000000 (06-15-2007 - NY)

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