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Linda S. Restrepo and Carlos E. Restrepo d/b/a Collectively RDI Global Services and R&D International v. Alliance Riggers & Constructors, LTD El Paso County Courthouse - El Paso, Texas

Appellants, Linda S. Restrepo and Carlos E. Restrepo d/b/a Collectively RDI Global Services and R & D International, appeal from a judgment awarding damages in the amount of $125,775 to Appellee, Alliance Riggers & Constructors, Ltd. (Alliance Riggers).1 We affirm.
FACTUAL SUMMARY
Alliance Riggers has been in operation since 1978, and its business includes crane service as well as pre-cast... More...
   $0 (09-23-2017 - TX)

Angelica Lynn v. Steve George

INTRODUCTION
Defendants Steve George and Real Estate Portfolio Management, LLC
(REPM) appeal from the trial court’s order granting the motion of plaintiffs Angelica
Lynn and Angel Lynn Realty, Inc. (ALR) to disqualify counsel.1
George and REPM
were represented in the trial court by attorney Kevin A. Spainhour and his law firm,
Spainhour Law Group (SLG), who were the subject... More...
   $0 (09-22-2017 - CA)

Richard Healy v. Cox Communications, Inc. United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Cox Cable subscribers cannot access premium cable services—features such as
interactive program guides, pay-per-view programming, and recording or rewinding
capabilities—unless they also rent a set-top box from Cox. Dissatisfied with this
arrangement, a class of plaintiffs in Oklahoma City (“Plaintiffs”) sued Cox under the
antitrust laws. They alleged that Cox had illegally tied ca... More...
   $0 (09-20-2017 - OK)

DRK Photo v. McGraw-Hill Global Education Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

This appeal raises the now often litigated issue of whether a stock photography agency—here, the Arizona-based agency DRK Photo (“DRK”)—has standing under the Copyright Act of 1976 to pursue infringement claims involving photographs from its collection. Ultimately, there is no bright line answer to this question. Here, we affirm the grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants, McGraw-Hill Glo... More...   $0 (09-16-2017 - AZ)

Craig Zuber v. Boscov's Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this appeal, we must determine whether a former employee waived his right to assert claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29 U.S.C. § 2617 (“FMLA”), and Pennsylvania common law when he signed a Compromise and Release Agreement (“C&R”) to settle his workers’ compensation claims. The District Court held that the former
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employee had waived his claim, and granted Boscov’s... More...
   $0 (09-13-2017 - PA)

Navico, Inc. et al v. Garmin International, Inc., et al.

Longview, TX - Jury Finds In Favor of Navico On Patent Infringement Claim Against Garmin International

Navico, Inc. sued Garmin International, Inc. on a patent infringement theory claiming that Garmin infringed U.S. Patent Nos. 9,223,022 and 9,244,168 relating to marine sonar technology. ... More...
   $38755000 (09-12-2017 - TX)

iLife Technologies Inc v. Nintendo of America, Inc.

Dallas, TX - iLife Technologies Inc sued Nintendo of America, Inc. on a patent infringement theory claiming that it infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,864,796 for a "system and mthods for evaluating movement of a body relative to an environment." The patent drawings showed a body-mounted motion detector that could detect falls in the elderly.

Nintendo denied that it infringed iLife's patent.
... More...
   $10100000 (09-02-2017 - TX)

Conner Chandler v. State of Oklahoma ex rel. Department of Public Safety Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

¶1 Conner Chandler (Chandler) appeals a district court order sustaining an order of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) revoking his driver's license for refusal to submit to State's tests for alcohol. Based on the appellate record and applicable law, we reverse the order.

FACTS AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

¶2 On August 7, 2013, a police officer for the City of Glenpool, Oklahoma,... More...
   $0 (08-22-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Artashes Darbinyan Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - California Man Sentenced to Prison for Perpetrating Trademark Scam

A California man was sentenced to prison on August 21, 2017 for his role as the mastermind of a $1.66 million mass mailing scam aimed at trademark holders. The former manager of a Wells Fargo branch in Glendale, California, and his associate were also sentenced to prison for their roles in laundering the... More...
   $0 (08-22-2017 - CA)

Mikeo Levi v. Atossa Genetics, Inc.

We consider how and the extent to which our securities laws protect the investing public. Miko Levi, Bandar Almosa, Gregory Harrison, and Nicholas Cook (“Plaintiffs”) appeal the district court’s dismissal of their amended securities fraud class action complaint. Plaintiffs allege that Atossa Genetics, Inc. (“Atossa”) and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Steven Quay, made a series of publi... More...   $0 (08-21-2017 - WA)

United States of America v. Hemza Menade Lefsih

A jury convicted Hemza Menade Lefsih, an Algerian native who entered the United States through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, of immigration fraud. During Lefsih’s trial, the district court interjected numerous times, expressing skepticism of the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program and a negative impression of individuals who participate in the program. We find that this judicial intervention ... More...   $0 (08-14-2017 - NC)

Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal, Warden, Oklahoma State Penitentirary United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Patrick Dwayne Murphy asserts he was tried in the wrong court. He
challenges the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma state court in which he was convicted of
murder and sentenced to death. He contends he should have been tried in federal
court because he is an Indian and the offense occurred in Indian country. We agree
and remand to the district court to issue a writ of habeas corpus vaca... More...
   $0 (08-14-2017 - OK)

Surfinder Foundation v. Martins Beach 1, LLC

Nestled in a cove, sheltered on the north and south by high cliffs, Martins Beach
lacks lateral land access.
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The only practical route to Martins Beach is down a road,
known as Martins Beach Road, that leads from Highway 1 in San Mateo County to the
beach.
Appellants are two LLCs, Martins Beach 1, LLC and Martins Beach 2, LLC, that
purchased Martins Beach and adjacent ... More...
   $0 (08-14-2017 - CA)

Martin Allen Johnson v. Jeff Premo

In a two-phased jury trial, petitioner was convicted
of aggravated murder and sentenced to death for killing
a fifteen-year-old girl, HF. The state’s theory of the case
was that petitioner had killed HF intentionally in furtherance
of, or in an effort to conceal, the commission of sexual
offenses against her. This court affirmed his convictions and
sentence. State v. Johnso... More...
   $0 (08-03-2017 - OR)

Steven J. Trazaska v. L'Oreal USA, Inc.; L'Oreal, S.A.

Steven J. Trzaska was an in-house patent attorney for
L’Oréal USA, Inc. (“L’Oréal USA”), a cosmetics company.
It fired him, he alleges, for his refusal to violate various
ethical rules that govern the legal profession. He asserts that
this action violated New Jersey employment law, as one
cannot be fired for refusing to violate regulations or public
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policy at the ins... More...
   $0 (08-01-2017 - NJ)

Global Tel*Link Corporation v. Securus Technologies, Inc.

Global Tel*Link Corporation (“GTL”) moved to dismiss a suit brought by Securus Technologies, Inc. (“Securus”) based on the provisions of the Texas Citizen’s Protection Act (“TCPA”). Securus responded asserting the commercial speech exception applied to its suit or, in the alternative, it had clear and convincing evidence to support the claims asserted. Following a hearing, the trial court denied G... More...   $0 (08-01-2017 - TX)

Matthew D. Murphey v. Jean Shiomoto

In this appeal, we consider whether the trial court erred in granting a petition for
writ of administrative mandate ordering the Department of Motor Vehicles (the
Department) to rescind an order suspending the driver's license of a person arrested for
driving under the influence (Veh. Code, § 23152, subd. (a))1 and awarding attorney fees
and costs to the person. We reverse the tria... More...
   $0 (07-31-2017 - CA)

Parks, LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc.; Hillshire Brands Company Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case concerns a trademark that once enjoyed widespread recognition but has since grown considerably weaker. Since the 1950s, Parks Sausage Company has manufactured or licensed sausage under the brand name “PARKS.”1 At one point, PARKS was placed on the Principal Register of trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), but, sometime in the early 2000s, Parks failed to... More...   $0 (07-24-2017 - PA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V LASHAWN DAVIS Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

Because defendant pled guilty, the facts were not fully developed in the
record. However, during the guilty plea colloquy, the State provided the following
factual basis for the guilty plea:
On April 22nd, 2013, Lashawn Davis, Charlie Gumms, Davante Robertson, and Frankie Hookfin decided they would travel to the Lapalco Apartments with multiple firearms for the purpose of making a ... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. MISTY EIERMANN Terrytown woman was killed with 17 blows to head, officer says

On January 15, 2015, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant,
Misty Eiermann, with second degree murder in violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1 (count
one), obstruction of justice in violation of La. R.S. 14:130.1 (count two), illegally
supplying a felon with a firearm in violation of La. R.S. 14:95.1.1 (count three),
possession of morphine in violation of La. R.S. 40:967(C) ... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. ARTURIO RODRIGUEZ Terrytown man sentenced to 40 years in prison for two rapes, sex with teen

On April 27, 2011, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant, Arturio Rodriguez, with carnal knowledge of a
juvenile in violation of La. R.S. 14:80.1 Defendant pled not guilty at his
arraignment on May 5, 2011. On June 3, 2011, defendant filed omnibus motions
that were set for a hearing, but were never heard. On August 12, 2014, de... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V MATTHEW C. CARROLL Matthew C Carroll - Registered Sex Offender

On July 18, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office filed a bill
of information charging defendant with one count of obscenity in violation of La.
R.S. 14:106. On July 21, 2014, the district court arraigned defendant, and
defendant pled not guilty.
On October 22, 2014, defendant withdrew his plea of not guilty and pled
guilty as charged. Prior to entering... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. ARTURIO RODRIGUEZ Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On April 5, 2012, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant, Arturio
Rodriguez, with aggravated rape in violation of La. R.S. 14:421 (count one) and
aggravated burglary in violation of La. R.S. 14:60 (count two). On April 9, 2012,
defendant was arraigned and pled not guilty. On April 11, 2012, defendant filed
omnibus motions that were set for a hearing. Thereafter, in... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. FARRELL W. WILLIAMS, JR. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On July 31, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with possession of heroin, a violation of La. R.S.
40:966(C). A twelve-person jury found defendant guilty as charged on May 3,
2016. He was sentenced to ten years imprisonment at hard labor on May 26, 2016,
after which he filed a motion to reconsider sentence and a motion f... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. AUSTIN BENJAMIN CEDARS Man pleads guilty in connection with 2012 shooting

On January 24, 2013, Defendant was charged by bill of indictment with the
second degree murder of Anthony Batiste in violation of La.R.S. 14:30.1. On May
28, 2015, the State amended the bill to charge Defendant with manslaughter in
violation of La.R.S. 14:31(A)(1). At that time, Defendant pled guilty to the
amended charge and a presentence investigation was ordered.
The State p... More...
   $0 (07-23-2017 - LA)

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