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State of Oregon, et al. v. Organon USA and Akzo Nobel, N.V.

The State Attorneys General from all 50 states and territories and End Payor Plaintiffs represented by private class counsel have settled (subject to final approval by the Court) a lawsuit involving the prescription drugs Remeron® and generic mirtazapine. The States and End Payor Plaintiffs alleged that pharmaceutical companies Organon USA Inc. and Akzo Nobel N.V. improperly monopolized the U.S... More...   $36000000 (04-14-2005 - NJ)

Edward and Margaret Tateosian v. State of Vermont

Edward and Margaret Tateosian sued the State of Vermont on a governmental tort claim theory for the injuries and damages they sustained when a steel pole 4 feet long and 6 inches wide fell off of a State Transportation Agency truck driven by Wendell Johnson and struck the windshield of the Tateosian's 1994 BWM. The pole hit Mr. Tateosian's hand and broke the steering wheel causing him to loose... More...   $310000 (04-14-2005 - VT)

Bonnie Flanders, Individually and as the Special Administrator of the Estate of Thomas Flanders, Deceased, v. California Coastal Communities, Inc., f/k/a Koll Real Estate Group, Inc.

This is a case where a man's estate is seeking damages related to his death. Thomas Flanders died of mesothelioma, most likely due to asbestos exposure. It is alleged that a significant exposure to asbestos occurred when he worked at a Texaco refinery in Lawrenceville, Illinois, where a catalytic cracker unit was allegedly manufactured by M.W. Kellogg Company (M.W. Kellogg) in 1950. Asbestos wa... More...   $0 (04-13-2005 - IL)

Corinne Thompson, et al. v. Christie Gordon, et al.

This matter comes before the court as an interlocutory appeal brought pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 308 (155 Ill. 2d R. 308). Plaintiff, Corinne Thompson, individually and as independent administrator of the estates of Trevor Thompson and Amber Thompson, both deceased, appealed the trial court's order striking the affidavit of her retained opinion witness, Andrew Ramisch, an engineer not licen... More...   $0 (04-13-2005 - IL)

Mavel Davis, et al. v. Kirk Brown and The Department of Transportation

Plaintiffs appeal the order of the circuit court of Kendall County dismissing their declaratory judgment action against defendants, Kirk Brown and the Illinois Department of Transportation (Department). In their second amended complaint, plaintiffs sought to have section 4--510 of the Illinois Highway Code (Highway Code) (605 ILCS 5/4--510 (West 2002)) declared unconstitutional as improperly ta... More...   $0 (04-13-2005 - IL)

Jeanette E. Ritter and Robert D. Ritter v. Henry L. Hachmeister, as Executor of Nancy L. Hachmeister, and Hack's Auction and Realty Service, Inc.

Plaintiffs, Jeanette E. Ritter and Robert D. Ritter, filed a lawsuit in the circuit court of Winnebago County against defendants, Henry L. Hachmeister, as executor of the estate of Nancy L. Hachmeister, and Hack's Auction and Realty Service, Inc., seeking recovery in connection with a motor vehicle accident that occurred on September 3, 2003. Jeanette sought recovery for personal injuries suffe... More...   $0 (04-13-2005 - IL)

John Doe, et al. v. Medicaid and the Department of Rehabilitation Services

Class-action lawsuit against Medicaid and the Department of Rehabilitation Services on behalf of 14,000 nursing home plaintiffs, ranging in ages from 36 to 50, who claimed that they could not obtain waivers to live at home or were about to lose their personal care attendant because of low pay.... More...   $1 (04-13-2005 - MS)

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Mirant Corp.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today accepted a settlement, valued at nearly $500 million, in which Mirant Corp. settles with California parties and Commission staff a wide range of issues stemming from the 2000-2001 energy crisis in California and other Western states. The global settlement resolves claims to refunds for power sales Mirant made during the energy crisis, as well as cl... More...   $500000000 (04-13-2005 - DC)

Bob and Tom Thatcher v. Oakland Diocese

Bob, age 34, and Tom Thatcher, age 33, sued the Oakland Diocese for gross negligence in failing to protect them from sexual abuse by Rev. Robert Ponciroli. The plaintiffs alleged that the church knew Ponciroli was sexually abusing children but failed to stop him. They claimed that they were molested when they were 9 or 10 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Antioch. The testified that Ponciro... More...   $2000000 (04-13-2005 - CA)

In Re: New York Stock Exchange, Inc.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today instituted and simultaneously settled an enforcement action against the New York Stock Exchange, Inc., finding that the NYSE, over the course of nearly four years, failed to police specialists, who engaged in widespread and unlawful proprietary trading on the floor of the NYSE. The Commission found that the NYSE violated Section 19(g) of the Securiti... More...   $20000000 (04-13-2005 - NY)

John Doe, et al. v. Minnesota Corn Processors and Dan Thompson

Plaintiffs sued Dan Thompson and other executives of Minnesota Corn Processors individually and upon others similarly affected for damages relating to the sale of MCP to Arthur Daniels Midland claiming that the executives breach their fiduciary responsibilities to the sharehold plaintiffs of the company in conducting the sale.

Defendants claimed that the MCP sale price was fair according t... More...   $5750000 (04-13-2005 - MN)

Jack Cuvo and Jennifer Cuvo v. Easton New Jersey, et al.

Jack and Jennifer Cuvo sued John J. Mazzeo and other for violating Jack's civil rights by using excessive force to arrest him after Easton police stopped him on October 9, 2001, after a 14-block, low-speed vehicle chase that began with Cuvo videotaping police in Centre Square and ended with a struggle after Cuvo allegedly refused to get out of his vehicle.

The defenses asserted by the defe... More...   $2500000 (04-13-2005 - PA)

Estate of Jane Ward v. Dr. Robert Rothermel

The family and estate of Jane Ward sued Dr. Robert Rothermel for medical malpractice in failing to diagnose and treat a recurrence of her cervical cancer.

Dr. Rothermel denied that he acted below the standard of care in treating Ms. Ward before her death.... More...   $226576 (04-13-2005 - PA)

Sandra Throneberry v. McGehee Desha County

Does the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), 29 U.S.C. §§ 2601-2654, mandate strict liability for employers in all cases in which an employer interferes with an employee's FMLA rights? We conclude it does not. Sandra Throneberry (Throneberry) sued her employer, McGehee Desha County Hospital (Hospital), alleging three violations of the FMLA. After a jury trial, the district court1 ... More...   $0 (04-12-2005 - AR)

Ralph Robbins v. Larry Chronister

Plaintiff-appellee Ralph Robbins prevailed in a § 1983 civil rights suit against Larry Chronister, a police officer who violated his Fourth Amendment rights. The court awarded Mr. Robbins nominal damages of one dollar.(1) Robbins v. Chronister, 156 F. Supp. 2d 1211 (D. Kan. 2001). Applying the Supreme Court's absurdity exception to the plain language rule of statutory construction, the court th... More...   $1 (04-12-2005 - KS)

Robert Waller, Jr. v. Robert Waller, Sr.

Plaintiff claimed ownership in property by virtue of oral contract for deed. Defendant denied oral contract for deed existed. Defendant claimed rental contract with option to purchase upon Plaintiff's proof of financing was contract between parties. ... More...   $0 (04-11-2005 - OK)

David Fowers v. Garlock Sealing Technologies, Inc.

Plaintiff David Fowers, an 82 year old retired machinist, was exposed to asbestos-containing gaskets and packing manufactured by defendant Garlock during his work as a machinist in the U.S. Navy from 1940 to 1960. Defendant's gaskets, which contained as much as 85% asbestos, were defectively designed and caused plaintiff's mesothelioma, an invariably fatal cancer of the lining of the lungs cau... More...   $10309000 (04-11-2005 - US)

United States of America v. Sergio Gonzales-Huerta; a/k/a Sergio Covarrublias; a/k/a Gonzalez-Covarrublias

Defendant-Appellant Sergio Gonzalez-Huerta pleaded guilty to illegal reentry by a deported alien in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326(a)­(b)(2). The District Court sentenced Mr. Gonzalez-Huerta to 57 months' incarceration. In determining Mr. Gonzalez-Huerta's sentence, the court did not rely upon judge-found facts, but it did apply mandatorily the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (2003) ("Guidelines"). Mr... More...   $0 (04-11-2005 - NM)

Michael Anthony vs. Mazon

Michael Anthony hired his brother in law as CFO of his insurance brokeerage business. He then entrusted his brother in law with $3M to hold in trust for him. He also sold business assets to his brother in law.

His brother in law refused to return the trust monies and also refused to pay for the business assets.

Plaintiff claimed that the Defendant breached the contract, committed frau... More...   $16300000 (04-11-2005 - CA)

Gateway Corporation v. Microsoft Corporation

Gateway Corporation sued Microsoft Corporation for anti-trust violations by charging Gateway and IBM higher prices for Microsoft's software because they were less willing to bundle its Internet Explorer browser with their PCs and because they favored rival Netscape Navigator.... More...   $150000000 (04-11-2005 - WA)

Chainey, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, et al.

Adeola Odeniyi and other Philadelphia MOVE bombing in 1985 in which 24 residents on the 6200 block of Osage Avenue suffered economic and emotional harm caused by the City of Philadelphia. "The violent confrontation of May 13, 1985 between the MOVE organization and Philadelphia's city government, which left 11 MOVE members dead and 61 homes destroyed, was one of the most controversial episodes ... More...   $12800000 (04-11-2005 - PA)

Jane Doe v. State of Wisconsin

Jane Doe, a former Wisconsin prison worker, was kidnapped at knifepoint and raped by an inmate in the office where she worked in 2001. She claimed that her rights were violated by prison authorities who created a situation where the inmate court get access to her out of supervisor and sexually assault her. She was a payroll and benefits specialist at the Oregon Correctional Center in suburban ... More...   $300000 (04-11-2005 - WI)

Environmental Protection Agency v. Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S. Inc.

The Environmental Protection Agency, ("EPA") claimed that Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S. Inc. violated the Clean Air Act at its oil production facility on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners area near Aneth, Utah. The EPA alleged that Mobil operated equipment without permits, exceeded air pollution emission limits for sulfur dioxide and volatile organic compounds, failed to monitor its ma... More...   $1000000 (04-09-2005 - UT)

State of New York, et al. v. Willis

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Acting State Insurance Superintendent Howard Mills today announced an agreement to resolve concerns about fraud and anti-competitive practices by the nation's third largest insurance broker.

Under the agreement, Willis North America, Inc. will provide $50 million for restitution to policyholders and is adopting a new business model designed to avoid conf... More...   $50000000 (04-09-2005 - NY)

William Alcorn and Albert Burns Sr. v. Baton Rouge

Plaintiffs alleged that they were discriminated against because of their race in their employment as police officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department. Capt. William Alcorn and Sgt. Albert Burns Sr., joined the force in the early 1970s and claim they were denied promotions because of their race, and were frequently subjected to racist conversations, in person and on the police radio.... More...   $1000000 (04-09-2005 - LA)

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