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Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - ME)

Tommy Dowdy and Sharon Morris-Dowdy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

In 2014, Appellant Tommy Dowdy suffered a serious
injury to his left leg as the result of an automobile accident.
His leg was eventually amputated below the knee. Mr.
Dowdy and his wife, Sharon Morris-Dowdy, sought
accidental dismemberment benefits under an employee
welfare benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Appellee
... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

United States ex rel. John Simons and Lewis Cook v. Health and Palliative Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Health and Palliative Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc., The Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie, Inc., and Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Inc. Paid $2.5 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations

Health and Palliative Services of the Treasure Coast, Inc., The Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie, Inc., and Hospice of the Treasure Coast, Inc. have paid $2.5 million to settle allega... More...
   $2500000 (05-19-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Justus Onyiego

In January 2015, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the Appellant for two counts of aggravated rape based upon alternative theories. The indictment alleged the rapes occurred in September 2004, and the Appellant’s jury trial began on June 1, 2016. Although the Appellant does not contest the sufficiency of the evidence, we will summarize the evidence presented at trial.
The thirty-seven-yea... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Joan Cicchiello Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA - Former Registered Nurse Sentenced To Six Years’ Imprisonment For Health Care Fraud

Joan Cicchiello, age 67, of Annville and Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on May 9, 2018, to 72 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge John E. Jones, II on Health Care Fraud related charges.

According to United S... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - PA)

Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

Frances Dehoyos v. Golden Manor Apartments COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

Golden Manor is a senior citizen living facility located in Hammond, Indiana.
During the winter of 2013, Golden Manor’s maintenance staff would generally
arrive at work at 8:00 a.m. to inspect the parking lot and sidewalk for ice and
snow. In its response to Dehoyos’ interrogatories, Golden Manor indicated
that its policy was to have staff also apply salt to sidewalks as need... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - IN)

Lenworth Bailey v. Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC, Air Methods Corporation United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

The Airline Deregulation Act (“ADA”) provides that “a State, political
subdivision of a State, or political authority of at least 2 States may not enact or
enforce a law, regulation, or other provision having the force and effect of law
related to a price, route, or service of an air carrier.” 49 U.S.C. § 41713(b)(1).
This language expresses a broad preemptive intent that encompass... More...
   $0 (05-09-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Mainor Celin Avilez Canales Mainor Celin Canales - Registered Sex Offender

The Defendant was charged with aggravated rape after he was seen carrying the semi-conscious and beaten victim across the parking lot of a bar. The victim, who was severely intoxicated at the time she was assaulted, could not recall the particulars of the assault. At trial, the Defendant asserted that he did not have intercourse with her and that her injuries were the result of a fall.
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   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ANDRE NIGEL KING

The events occurring between King and his estranged wife, M.K., on May 3, 2014, resulted in the State charging King with one count of rape in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5503, and one count of aggravated kidnapping in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5408(b). The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the rape count but found King guilty of aggravated kidnapping.

In order to unde... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - KS)

WHITE RIVER HEALTH SYSTEM, INC., d/b/a WHITE RIVER MEDICAL CENTER, ET AL. v. MADELINE LONG, AS SPECIAL ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF DANIELLE TOTH, DECEASED

On January 20, 2012, Randall Johnson, as special administrator of the estate of Danielle
Toth, deceased, filed this action against multiple defendants, including WRMC, asserting
claims for wrongful death and medical negligence.1 WRMC answered the complaint, denied
the allegations of negligence, and pled that it was a charitable, nonprofit organization entitled
to immunity from ... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. Shomari Robinson Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, WI - Madison Man Sentenced for Gun Crime

Shomari Robinson, 37, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced Friday, April 27, by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 96 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Robinson pleaded guilty to this charge on February 9, 2018.

Robinson entered a nursing home in DeForest, Wisconsin, on August 29, 2017 ... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - WI)

GranCare, LLC v. D/b/a VAle Healthcare Center v. Ruth Thrower Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Defendant-Appellant GranCare LLC (“GranCare”)
removed a diversity case to federal court, arguing that the
sole non-diverse defendant, nursing home administrator
Remy Rhodes, was fraudulently joined as a defendant in
order to defeat diversity and prevent removal. The district
court remanded the case and awarded costs and attorney’s
fees to Plaintiffs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § ... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - ca)

United States of America v. Daniel Glick Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Chicago Investment Advisor Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison for Misappropriating $5.2 Million in Client Funds

A Chicago investment advisor was sentenced on April 17, 2018 to more than 12 years in federal prison for stealing $5.2 million from several clients, including his elderly in-laws.

DANIEL GLICK, who owned three accounting and financial servic... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - IL)

ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - SD)

DARREN LEON DUNCAN V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Darren Duncan was convicted of capital murder in connection with the death of
Courtney London. The State waived the death penalty, and therefore Duncan received a
life sentence without the possibility of parole as required by law. Duncan makes a single
argument on appeal. He contends that the trial court erred in allowing Latrenda Gibson to
testify and, in the alternative, in d... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

VIRGINIA ANN HYATT V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Virginia and her husband, James Hyatt (“James”), met Patricia and her husband, Ray
Wheelington,2 at the Guys & Dolls Club (the “Club”) in Texarkana, where Patricia and
Ray taught square dancing. Virginia and James attended dances and lessons at the Club. In
2009, James and Patricia began having an affair.
James, along with several members of the Club—Eddy “Reese” Baker, Harvey... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

PHILLIP DERON WASHINGTON V. MAGNOLIA MANOR NURSING HOME AND REHAHABILITATION, L.L.C., ET AL COURT OF APPEAL SECOND CIRCUIT STATE OF LOUISIANA

Willie P. Pennywell (“Pennywell”) was a resident at Magnolia Manor
Nursing Home located in Shreveport. On February 27, 2014, Pennywell was
taken to the Emergency Room at Willis Knighton Medical Center
(“WKMC”) after he was found bleeding from the mouth. Dr. Jacquelyn
Bowers, the emergency room physician, consulted with Dr. Christopher
Atkins, who extracted a deteriorated... More...
   $0 (04-08-2018 - LA)

Raad Al-Shaikh v. State Department of Health Care Services

When Dr. Raad Al-Shaikh, an orthopedic surgeon, moved his Fremont practice a
couple of miles from its original location, he applied to the Department of Health Care
Services (DHCS), pursuant to Medi-Cal regulations, for approval of his new office as an
“established place of business.” He had been an approved Medi-Cal provider at his prior
location for six years. Much to Dr. Al-Shai... More...
   $0 (04-08-2018 - CA)

JAMES CARL PAFFORD V. STATE OF ARKANSAS Sex Offender

Pafford sexually abused then twelve-year-old M.W. on two occasions in February
2015. Both encounters took place at Pafford’s home. M.W. confided in his grandmother
and a child-abuse-hotline call was made. Because M.W. lived primarily in the same home as
Pafford, the call was of high priority and M.W. was immediately interviewed. From there,
the investigation continued and was h... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - AR)

Robin Austin v. Walgreen Company Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

Robin Austin sued Walgreen Co. after she slipped and fell at a Walgreens store in northwest-ern Indiana, breaking her knee. A magistrate judge, presid-ing by consent, granted summary judgment to Walgreen. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.
2 No. 17-2629
I. Background
On a cold January day, Robin Austin went to a
Walgreens store in Hebron, Indiana. When she arrived, a
s... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - IN)

Melisa Richmond v. Rubab Huq Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff Melisa Richmond was
incarcerated in the Wayne County Jail from December 26, 2012 through February 13, 2013.
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No. 16-2560 Richmond v. Huq, et al. Page 2
While in the custody of the Jail, Richmond received treatment for a self-inflicted burn wound on
her chest as well as for psychological needs. Richmond contends that she received
constitutionally inadequate treatm... More...
   $0 (03-26-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, et al. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - United States Reaches Settlement With Four Facilities And Two Medical Companies To Resolve Allegations Of Fraudulent Billing In Skilled Nursing Facilities

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that it reached an agreement with four skilled nursing facilities and two consulting companies with which they contracted to resolve allegations of fraudulent billing of Medi... More...
   $0 (03-23-2018 - MD)

Gezel Saheli v. White Memorial Medical Center

White Memorial Medical Center (White Memorial) and
Juan Barrio, M.D. (together, Defendants) challenge the denial in
part of their petition to compel arbitration of claims brought
against them by Gezel Saheli, M.D. Although the trial court
ordered Saheli to arbitrate the majority of her claims, it refused
to compel arbitration of her claims brought pursuant to Civil
Code sec... More...
   $0 (03-15-2018 - CA)

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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