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Michael Lampe v. Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Appellants Michael Lampe and Karen McNair appeal the trial court’s order
denying class certification of their wage and hour claims against Queen of the Valley
Medical Center (QVMC). The trial court concluded that individualized issues
predominated and the claims could not be proven efficiently as a class. We conclude
substantial evidence supports the trial court’s findings and it d... More...
   $0 (01-24-2018 - CA)

The People of the State of Colorado v. David Bueno David Bueno murder conviction vacated: Carol Chambers's office hid evidence, says David Lane

Michael Snyder, a white inmate at the Limon Correctional Facility (“LCF”), told
his wife in a recorded phone conversation that he had been ordered to stab another
inmate. The next day, Jeffrey Heird, another white inmate at LCF, was found stabbed
to death in his cell. Snyder would later tell investigators that Heird was the man he had
been ordered to kill.
¶5 Immediately... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - CO)

Texas Brine Co. v. Occidential Chemical Corporation Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Defendant Texas Brine Company, LLC (Texas Brine) operates brine wells on
land owned by Co-Defendant Occidental Chemical Corporation (Oxy) in Louisiana.
In August 2012, a sinkhole appeared near one of these wells. After the sinkhole
appeared, Texas Brine began clean-up efforts. To manage this crisis, Texas Brine
consulted with others. In December 2012, Texas Brine retained Frontier<... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - OK)

James L. Turner v. Theodore V. Wells, Jr. and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, L.L.P. Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

This appeal involves a law firm’s investigation of the Miami Dolphins professional football organization. The National Football League (“NFL”) hired the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and one of its partners, Theodore Wells, to investigate allegations of bullying within the Dolphins organization. After receiving Paul, Weiss’s report, the Dolphins fired their offensive lin... More...   $0 (01-18-2018 - FL)

Tracey E. George, et al. v. Tre Hargett Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

In November 2014, Tennessee voters approved an
amendment to the Tennessee Constitution making clear that the Constitution is not to be
construed as securing or protecting a right to abortion or requiring funding of an abortion.
Understandably, the amendment was a matter of no small controversy. In fact, more votes were
cast in favor of and opposition to the amendment than were cast... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TN)

Luis Armando Carreon v. The State of Texas

On April 17, 2006, pursuant to a guilty plea, the trial court convicted Carreon on two counts of burglary of a habitation, both second degree felonies. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 30.02(c)(2) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). On the only count that is the subject of this appeal, the trial court sentenced Carreon to ten years’ confinement, suspended the sentence, and placed Carreon on communi... More...   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

Tracey E. George, et al. v. Tre Hargett, et al. Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

In November 2014, Tennessee voters approved an
amendment to the Tennessee Constitution making clear that the Constitution is not to be
construed as securing or protecting a right to abortion or requiring funding of an abortion.
Understandably, the amendment was a matter of no small controversy. In fact, more votes were
cast in favor of and opposition to the amendment than were cast... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- JONAH A. LOCKE Lakewood man accused of exposing himself to woman, juveniles in Ashland

On May 12, 2016, the Ashland County Grand Jury indicted appellant on
three counts of public indecency in violation of R.C. 2907.09(A)(1). While two of the
counts were felonies of the fifth degree, the other count was a misdemeanor of the first
degree. At his arraignment on May 20, 2016, appellant entered a plea of not guilty to the
charges.
{¶3} Subsequently, a jury trial ... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - OH)

T.J. Simers v. Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC

In March 2013, plaintiff T.J. Simers was a well-known and
sometimes controversial sports columnist for Los Angeles Times
Communications, LLC (The Times or defendant). He had held
that position since 2000, receiving uniformly favorable and often
exceptional performance reviews from defendant. On March 16,
2013, plaintiff, then 62 years old, suffered a neurological event
with... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - CA)

Elise Hilton v. Catherine Mish Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Elise and Ed Hilton, individually, and as next friends of their
developmentally-disabled daughter, EH (collectively, the “Hiltons”), appeal the district court’s
dismissal of their complaint. They argue that the district court erred in three respects. They
allege that Catherine Mish, City Attorney for Grand Rapids, was acting under color of state law
when she sent two emails from he... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - MI)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - KYLE W. M. STARKEY

On September 2, 2015, the Ashtabula County Grand Jury issued an
Indictment, charging Starkey with Murder (Count One), an unclassified felony, in
violation of R.C. 2903.02(A); Murder (Count Two), an unclassified felony, in violation of
R.C. 2903.02(B); Felonious Assault (Count Three), a felony of the second degree, in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1); Tampering with Evidence (Cou... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ New Mexico Supreme Court affirms convictions in murder case

Vialpando was shot nine times while sitting in a vehicle with his spouse and
3 three children and died from the injuries he sustained. The State charged Ramirez
4 with one count of first-degree murder, NMSA 1978, § 30-2-1(A)(1) (1994); one count
5 of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, NMSA 1978, § 30-28-2 (1979), § 30-2
6 1(A)(1); one count of shooting at or from a motor ve... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - )

Rodger Hartnett v. San Diego County Office of Education

Appellants and defendants San Diego County Office of Education (Office) and
Randolph E. Ward appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiff and respondent Rodger
Hartnett reinstating his employment and awarding him $306,954.99 in back pay, benefits,
and prejudgment interest. Defendants contend (1) collateral estoppel precluded the trial
court from granting Hartnett's requested relief... More...
   $0 (12-29-2017 - CA)

Michael J. Biestek v. Commissioner of Social Security Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff-Appellant Michael J. Biestek (“Biestek”) alleges that he became disabled on October 28, 2009, for purposes of receiving Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income under the Social Security Act. An Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) issued a partially favorable decision finding Biestek disabled beginning May 4, 2013, some three-and-a-half years short of the time he claim... More...   $0 (12-27-2017 - MI)

United States of America v. William R. Jones Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island, IL - Geneseo Man Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison for Stolen Valor Offenses

U.S. District Judge Sara L. Darrow today ordered William R. Jones, 68, of Geneseo, Ill., to serve eight months in federal prison for theft of government funds and making false statements about his military service to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Jones was also ordered to pay a fine of $... More...
   $0 (12-27-2017 - IL)

John Truel v. A. Aguirre, LLC Oklahoma Supreme Court

¶1 The issue before us involves the construction of a subsection in a subsequently amended tax statute. The statute is codified in Title 37, entitled "Intoxicating Liquors", Chapter 3, entitled "Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Act, and Section 576, entitled "Tax on Gross Receipts of Certain Licensee Holders." Subsection A of the statute levies a tax of 13.5% on "the total gross receipts of a holder of... More...   $0 (12-19-2017 - OK)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DUSTIN BRIAN HILT Case Video Click Below

Hilt's 2010 jury convictions of first-degree premeditated murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated robbery arose out of the violent death of his former girlfriend, Keighley Alyea. In State v. Hilt, 299 Kan. 176, 322 P.3d 367 (2014), this court affirmed Hilt's convictions and his grid sentences but vacated his hard 50 life sentence because it was based on fact-finding by a judge, a predicate p... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

Rodger Hartnett v. San Diego County Office of Education

Appellants and defendants San Diego County Office of Education (Office) and
Randolph E. Ward appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiff and respondent Rodger
Hartnett reinstating his employment and awarding him $306,954.99 in back pay, benefits,
and prejudgment interest. Defendants contend (1) collateral estoppel precluded the trial
court from granting Hartnett's requested relief... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Lisa Kay Young Lisa K. Young found guilty of murder

This case arises from the murder of the victim, Jill Farley, on February 9, 2014. The following day, Miranda Brown and Brian Logan were arrested for the victim’s murder. The Defendant was arrested almost a year later on January 5, 2015, when police officers found incriminating text messages from February 9, 2014, on one of the Defendant’s cell phones. The White County Grand Jury indicted the De... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - TN)

Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. v. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Jury Awards Publisher $585,000 In Damages On Copyright Claim

Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. sued Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors on a copy right violation theory claiming that the Defendant wrongfully copied its energy newsletters. It claimed that Defendant shared five subscriptions of "Oil Daily" with others in the investment firm who did not have subscriptions. Thirty-nin... More...
   $585000 (12-08-2017 - TX)

YVONNE WILSON v. RODNEY D. BRANDT, M.D., and FLATHEAD VALLEY ORTHOPEDIC CENTER, P.C. United States District Court for the District of Montana

On October 30, 2007, Wilson twisted her left knee while removing a pool cover at
work. An MRI showed a medial meniscus tear of her left knee. Dr. Brandt, an
orthopedic surgeon at Flathead Valley Orthopedic Center, P.C. (FVOC), performed a
medial meniscus resection on December 13, 2007, to repair the tear. During surgery, Dr.
Brandt discovered that Wilson’s ACL was partially... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - MT)

Diana Nieves Noel v. Thrifty Payless, Inc.

Plaintiff James A. Noel bought an inflatable swimming pool at defendants’
drugstore that turned out to be much smaller than the pool pictured on the box. He sued
defendant Thrifty Payless, Inc. on behalf of himself and similarly situated individuals,
alleging defendants violated the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (Civ. Code, § 1750 et
seq.) (CLRA), Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - CA)

Floyd Allen Hardrick, Jr. v. City of Detroit, Michigan Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Dog bites dog. So begins this federal case about searches and
seizures allegedly gone awry, if not the newspaper story about the dispute. Detroit has a straydog
problem. As many as 50,000 of them roam the city’s streets and abandoned homes,
sometimes in packs. One group in a position to appreciate the seriousness of the problem, the
United States Postal Service, ranked Detroit sixt... More...
   $0 (11-26-2017 - MI)

State of Oklahoma v. Shannon James Kepler Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - At The End Of A Four Trial - Jury Convicts Ex-Cop of Manslaughter

The State of Oklahoma charged Shannon James Kepler, age 57, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 08/05/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
KEPLER, SHANNON JAMES
Count # 2. Count as Filed: SWIK, SHOOTING WI... More...
   $0 (11-21-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Mark Edward Brewster, M.D. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - Adam B. Townshend and Raymond E. Beckering III.

Mark Edward Brewster, M.D., of Traverse City, Michigan, was sentenced to 10 months’ incarceration following his guilty plea to writing fraudulent prescriptions to obtain controlled substances. Brewster will also pay restitution to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, which paid for a number of Brewster’s fraudulent prescrip... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - MI)

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