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Margaret Herster; Scott Sullivan v. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, et al. Middle District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Margaret Herster (“Herster”) and her husband Scott Sullivan
(“Sullivan”) appeal the dismissal of their claims against the Board of
Supervisors of Louisiana State University (“LSU”) related to alleged gender
discrimination. Prior to the jury trial for this case, the district court granted
LSU’s motion for summary judgment dismissing Herster’s Louisiana state law
spoliation claim... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - LA)

Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District v. The Superior Court of Tuolumne County, Jane Doe, Real Party in Interest

Petitioners, bring this writ petition, requesting that this court issue a writ of
mandate directing the trial court to vacate its order overruling petitioners’ demurrers to
Jane Doe’s first amended complaint, and to enter a new order sustaining their demurrers.
Petitioners’ demurrers were based on Doe’s failure to present a government claim to
petitioner school district (district) ... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - CA)

Bobbydyne McMillan v. Cumberland County Board of Education; Joseph M. Locklear Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Appellant Bobbydyne McMillan was employed by the Cumberland County Board
of Education (“CCBE”) and resigned following an investigation into her conduct during
the course of her employment. She appeals the district court’s grant of summary
judgment in favor of the Defendants, CCBE, and Joseph M. Locklear,1 Associate
Superintendent of Human Resources, on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Fourteen... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - NC)

MIKE McDONALD, VALERIE MITCHELL, and OKLAHOMA INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION v. MICHAEL O. THOMPSON, RAY H. POTTS, and MARY LYNN PEACHER

On December 20, 2017, Respondents Michael O. Thompson, Ray H. Potts, and Mary Lynn Peacher (collectively, Proponents) filed Initiative Petition No. 416, State Question No. 795 (IP 416) with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. IP 416 would create a new Article XIII-C in the Oklahoma Constitution. IP 416 contains 8 sections, which Proponents assert will levy a new 5% gross production tax on oil and gas... More...   $0 (04-02-2018 - OK)

Mr. P. and Mrs. P v. West Hartford Board of Education, et al. District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

The plaintiffs‐appellants, Mr. and Mrs. P. (the “parents”), commenced this
action in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
(Bryant, J.) on behalf of themselves and their son, M.P., against the
defendants‐appellees, the West Hartford Board of Education (the “District” or
the “Board”) and two District officials in their official capacities,2 all... More...
   $0 (04-02-2018 - CT)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. JOSEPH BOWENS

Defendant was charged with the above crimes for his alleged involvement in the shooting
death and robbery of Scott Knopfel (“Victim”) that took place on January 15, 2015. The crimes
occurred at the Drury Inn hotel located near Interstate 44 and Hampton Avenue in the City of St.
Louis (“the Drury Inn” or “the hotel”). Defendant was represented by a public defender from
shortly... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - MO)

State of Louisiana in the Interest of N.B., I.B., and P.B. Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit

Hammond is the mother of three minor children, N.B., age 9 years;
I.B., age 6 years; and P.B., age 3 years.1 On July 3, 2015, deputies with the
Ouachita Sheriff’s Department arrived at the home of Russell Flowers
(“Flowers”) in response to a 911 call concerning a drowning. Upon their
arrival, deputies discovered the unresponsive body of Hammond’s five-year-
old daughter, ... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - LA)

Billy Ryan Looney v. Sheila D. Moore, et al. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Through their parents, Plaintiffs DreShan Collins, Christian Lewis, and Jaylen Malone brought claims against Defendants for harms allegedly visited on Plaintiffs when the latter were enrolled in a clinical study while being treated for health issues accompanying their premature births. Defendants fall into three groups: (1) Dr. Carlo, the physician who designed and ran the study; (2) Internal Revi... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - AL)

1901 First Street Owner, LLC v. Tustin Unified School District

Plaintiff 1901 First Street Owner, LLC (First Street), appeals from a
judgment which interpreted the meaning and application of Government Code section
65995, subdivision (b)(1), in a manner favorable to defendant Tustin Unified School
District (the District).1
First Street is the developer of an apartment complex. The
underlying dispute arose after the City of Santa Ana (the ... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - CA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. KYVONTE LATRELL EAGLIN

The defendant, Kyvonte Latrell Eaglin, attended a party at the American
Legion Hall in Jennings on August 8, 2015. An altercation broke out, and a group
moved outside. The defendant went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun. Shots from
one or more firearms were fired, and the victim, Jawon Lennette, was killed.
The defendant was indicted for second degree murder, a violation o... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - LA)

Lane Walker Waldron v. The State of Texas

As set out above, Waldron was charged with capital murder for the death of S.F.’s
unborn daughter. According to the undisputed evidence presented at trial, Waldron and S.F. were
romantically involved and were living together at the time of the offense, and S.F. was pregnant with
Waldron’s twin children. One of the twins was male, and the other was female. On the day after
the of... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BROOKE DANIELLE DINKEL Sex Offender

Dinkel was hired as a counselor at Smoky Valley Middle School in Lindsborg, Kansas, for the 2012-13 school year. K.H. was an eighth grader there. His aunt was a friend of Dinkel's family and asked Dinkel to check on K.H. periodically because he had had difficulties at his previous school. K.H. was large for his age—6'2" and about 170 pounds.

Dinkel began counseling K.H. and frequently... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

Christopher Bell, as Special Administrator for the Estate of Cash Bell, et al. v. Grow With Me Childcare & Preschool LL C Nebraska Supreme Court

This is a tort action brought to recover damages resulting
from the tragic death of an infant who was abused by his
nanny. The parents and special administrator for the infant’s
estate sued the nanny for battery, and also sued two childcare
centers where the nanny had worked previously, alleging the
BELL v. GROW WITH ME CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL
Cite as 299 Neb. 136
childca... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - NE)

Chad Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, L.L.C. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the ancient maritime remedy of maintenance and cure,1 among other relief, Barnes su... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - HI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARK STUART LANDERSMAN, a/k/a Mark Stuart UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LEE HALL UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

We recount the facts in the light most favorable to the Government, the prevailing
party at trial. See United States v. Garcia-Ochoa, 607 F.3d 371, 376 (4th Cir. 2010). In
late 2012 and early 2013, Hall facilitated the Navy’s purchase of 349 unattributable (i.e.,
unserialized and untraceable) firearm suppressors for approximately $1,657,750. At that
time, Hall worked directl... More...
   $0 (03-28-2018 - VA)

Christopher Collings v. State of Missouri

Nine-year-old Rowan Ford lived with her mother and stepfather, David Spears.
For several months in early 2007, Christopher Collings lived with the Spears family but
had since moved out.
On November 2, 2007, Spears, Collings, and their friend Nathan Mahurin were
drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana together at Spears’s house. Later in the evening,
the three men went t... More...
   $0 (03-24-2018 - MO)

Jonathan Arvizu v. City of Pasadena

Plaintiff and Appellant Jonathan Arvizu sued the City of
Pasadena after he fell over a retaining wall located beside a
recreational trail in the City’s Arroyo Seco Natural Park,
resulting in devastating personal injuries. Arvizu had entered the
Park in the dark, pre-dawn hours, while it was closed, in order to
go “ghost hunting” with a group of friends. While taking a
short... More...
   $0 (03-24-2018 - CA)

OKLAHOMA OIL & GAS ASSOC. v. THOMPSON

On December 20, 2017, Respondents Michael O. Thompson, Mary Lynn Peacher, and Ray H. Potts (collectively, Proponents) filed Initiative Petition No. 416, State Question No. 795 (IP 416) with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. IP 416 would create a new Article XIII-C in the Oklahoma Constitution. IP 416 contains 8 sections, which Proponents assert will levy a new 5% gross production tax on oil and gas... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)

Nicole Haberle v. Officer Daniel Troxell Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy Nixon was a troubled man. After stealing a firearm, he told his partner, Nicole Haberle, that he was going to commit suicide. When a police officer employed by the Borough of Nazareth learned of that threat, he did not wait for trained crisis support professionals but instead knocked on the door of the apartment where Nixon was located and announced his presence. Nixon immediately shot him... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Joel A. Sabean, M.D. District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

This case, which reads like an
anthology of pain, pathos, and personal degradation, paints a grim
picture of the human condition. It intertwines allegations of an
incestuous relationship with criminal charges of tax evasion,
unlawful distribution of controlled substances, and health-care
fraud. Following a contentious trial, the jury found defendantappellant
Joel A. Sabean ... More...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - ME)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Contrice Travis v. Exel, Inc. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

A jury awarded the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) and Contrice Travis back pay, compensatory damages, and punitive damages after finding that Travis’s employer, Exel, Inc., discriminated against her because of her sex. The discrimination occurred when Dave Harris, Travis’s supervisor, denied her a promotion in favor of Michael Pooler, a male employee. After the verdict, Exel ... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - GA)

United States of America, ex rel. Frank Solis v. Schering-Plough Corporation; Merck & Co. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Frank Solis appeals from the dismissal of his False
Claims Act action against three pharmaceutical companies.
We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm
in part and vacate and remand in part.
I.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. hired Solis to promote
sales of a cardiovascular drug, Integrilin. He moved to
Schering-Plough Corp. after Schering acquired the... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - CA)

Heriberto Ponce v. Wells Fargo Bank

The trial court found that Ponce and Aranda’s complaint was presented primarily for an
improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the
cost of litigation. (§ 128.7, subd. (b)(1).)
On appeal, Ponce and Aranda argue that the claims asserted in their complaint
were not frivolous and therefore, could not have been asserted for an improper purpos... More...
   $0 (03-17-2018 - CA)

Joan Groening v. Glen Lake Community Schools, et al. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Small towns are no stranger to fractious school-board politics.
Maple City, Michigan is no exception. The school-district superintendent and school-board
president both had strong personalities, which made for tense board meetings and heated
disagreements. Some controversies even made their way into the local paper. And now one has
made its way into federal court. Joan Groening, th... More...
   $0 (03-16-2018 - MI)

City of Chicago, ex rel. Aaron M. Rosenberg v. Reflex Traffic Solutions, Inc. and Redflex Holdings, Ltd. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

In this classic case of chutzpah,
Aaron Rosenberg, a former employee of Redflex Traffic
Systems, Inc. (RTSI), seeks a share of the proceeds his former
employer paid the City of Chicago to settle the case against it
arising out of the fraud Rosenberg helped perpetrate. In a
thorough decision, the district judge concluded that Rosenberg
was neither the original source of the ... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - IL)

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