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Forest Walker v. Ford Motor Company

¶1 In this products liability case, we consider whether the trial court erred when it gave a jury instruction that allowed the jury to apply either the consumer expectation test or the risk-benefit test to determine whether a driver’s car seat was unreasonably
dangerous due to a design defect. The court of appeals concluded that the trial court

did err by instructing the jury se... More...
   $0 (11-13-2017 - CO)

TIPPY MCCULLOUGH v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Tippy McCullough stole a 2013 Cadillac XTS out of a car wash in Manatee
County. McCullough's theft precipitated a high-speed police chase, during which she
struck—and caused the death of—a bicyclist. She now appeals her judgment and
sentences after entering an open plea of no contest to leaving the scene of a crash with
death, fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer caus... More...
   $0 (11-12-2017 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CLARENCE MACK

Appellant was convicted of the 1991 murder of Peter Sanelli, for which he
was sentenced to death. The evidence established that appellant shot and killed Peter
while he and Thomas Sowell were stealing Peter’s car on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland.
A detailed recitation of the evidence adduced at trial can be found in this court’s opinion
that resulted from appellant’s direct a... More...
   $0 (11-12-2017 - OH)

Nick's Garage, Inc. v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

29 Plaintiff, Nick’s Garage, Inc. (“Garage” or “Plaintiff”), appeals from the
30 judgment of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
31 York (D’Agostino, J.) granting summary judgment in favor of the Defendants,
32 Progressive Casualty Insurance Company and related entities (collectively,
3
the “Insurer”).1 1 Garage, an automobile repair shop, brought ... More...
   $0 (11-12-2017 - NY)

Doyle Burton v. State of Indiana Indiana Supreme Court

On October 17, 2016, the State charged Burton with Class A misdemeanor
operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Class B misdemeanor operating a vehicle
while intoxicated endangering a person, and Class C misdemeanor operating a
motor vehicle without ever receiving a license. On November 28, 2016, Burton
moved to suppress evidence obtained pursuant to a warrantless search of his ... More...
   $0 (11-11-2017 - IN)

Jason Cannon v. Bodensteiner Implement Company, et al. Iowa Supreme Court

An independent contractor providing liquid manure disposal
services purchased a used Case IH tractor from a John Deere implement
dealer. When the tractor proved to be a “lemon,” the contractor brought
claims against multiple parties, including the implement dealer. The
trial court granted all of the defendants’ motions for summary judgment.
The contractor appealed and we transf... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - IA)

Kurt Stuhlmacher v. State of Indiana

In November 2014, Stuhlmacher and Kelly Wood had been married for over
thirty years.6 Wood was employed, but Stuhlmacher was unemployed because
of back injuries and disabilities. He was dependent on his wife for most things.
[3] On November 17, 2014, Wood went to work. Stuhlmacher called her at
lunchtime and yelled at her and then sent her numerous texts until she left
... More...
   $0 (11-05-2017 - IN)

State of Vermont v. Christian Allis VERMONT SUPREME COURT

The facts as found by the trial court in defendant’s civil suspension hearing may be
summarized as follows. On October 5, 2015, a St. Albans police officer responded to a report of
a motor vehicle crash at a parking lot in St. Albans. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer observed
a pickup truck in a ditch near a telephone pole and tire marks in the gravel that suggested the
... More...
   $0 (11-03-2017 - VT)

Antony Lee Turbeville v. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Before us is the District Court’s dismissal of Antony Turbeville’s complaint
against the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and its denial of
Turbeville’s motion to remand the case to Florida state court. We affirm both.
I.
A.
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) provides that
persons who wish to use any instrumentality of interstate commerce ... More...
   $0 (11-01-2017 - FL)

Nancy R. Inhofe, Dr. Dyson Perry Inhofe, II, Perry Coleman Inhofe and Edward Glade Inhofe v. Honeywell International, Inc. Intercontinental Jet Service Corporation and Standard Aero Business Aviation Services, LLC

Tulsa, OK - Nancy R. Inhofe, Dr. Dyson Perry Inhofe, II, Perry Coleman Inhofe and Edward Glade Inhofe sued Honeywell International, Inc. Intercontinental Jet Service Corporation and Standard Aero Business Aviation Services, LLC, Professional Flight Training, LLC

Issues

For cases filed before 1/1/2000, ancillary issues may not appear except in the docket.

Issue # 1. Iss... More...
   $0 (10-31-2017 - OK)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ALEJANDRO ANDRES LIRA Iowa Supreme Court

Lira and Michael Dewispelaere were associated drug dealers in the Quad
Cities area. Dewispelaere would sell drugs to Lira, and Lira would repay him with
cash or different drugs. Late in July 2015, Dewispelaere gave Lira two pounds of
marijuana. Lira did not pay the full purchase price at the time of the exchange
and was expected to pay about $5000 to Dewispelaere when Lira s... More...
   $0 (10-31-2017 - IA)

Brenda M. Diedrich v. Nancy A. Berryhill Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Brenda M. Diedrich appeals the district court’s order affirming the Commissioner of Social Security’s (the “Commissioner”) denial of Diedrich’s application for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. The Commissioner determined that Diedrich had become disabled, but an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) found that her disability did not begin... More...   $0 (10-27-2017 - OR)

United States of America v. Sean Michael Fitzgerald Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - Pilot Sentenced For Operating Aircraft While Under The Influence Of Alcohol At Cherry Capital Airport

Sean Michael Fitzgerald, 36, of Boca Raton, Florida, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker for operating a common carrier under the influence of alcohol. Fitzgerald will serve 12 months and 1 day confinement, 3 years of supervised release, and pay ... More...
   $0 (10-26-2017 - MI)

United States of America v. Guan Zong Chen, a/k/a Graham Chen United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Head of Wildlife Smuggling Ring Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Carvings Made From Ivory, Rhino Horn and Coral

Guan Zong Chen (“Graham Chen”), an Australian citizen, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts, on charges that he led a conspiracy to illegally export (smuggle) $700,000 worth of endangered and protected wildlife items made from rhinoceros horn, elephan... More...
   $0 (10-25-2017 - MA)

The People of the State of New York v. Sean Garvin

In this case, we are asked to overrule our prior
decisions holding that a warrantless arrest of a suspect in the
threshold of a residence is permissible under the Fourth
Amendment, provided that the suspect has voluntarily answered the
door and the police have not crossed the threshold. We decline
to do so, and now reaffirm our longstanding rule.
I.
Defendant was convic... More...
   $0 (10-24-2017 - NY)

Jimmy Duane Weed v. Corporal T.R. Jenkins; Colonel Ronald K. Replogle; Colnel Sandra K. Karsten Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Jimmy Duane Weed participated in a highway overpass protest. Due to traffic
safety concerns, state troopers told the protesters to disperse. Weed did not comply.
1The Honorable John M. Gerrard, United States District Judge for the District
of Nebraska, sitting by designation.
He was arrested. Weed sued, alleging that his arrest violated the First and Fourth
Amendments and that ... More...
   $0 (10-17-2017 - MO)

State of Michigan v. Alpha Oumar Diallo Washtenaw County Courthouse - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Amm Arbor, MI - Jury Convicts Truck Driver Of Causing Fatal Crash While Texting

The State of Michigan charged Alpha Oumar Dialoo with multiple felonies and misdemeanors for causing a fatal accident while texting on U.S. 23 on July 8, 2015. The State also claimed that the Defendant was impaired under the influence of oxycodone. The Defendant did not break before his truck hit the vehicle i... More...
   $0 (10-14-2017 - MI)

Michelle Trotter v. 7R Holdings, LLC; Luis A. Rubi Gonzalez; M/Y Olga Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this appeal, we must determine whether the District
Court properly exercised its power to dismiss a case pursuant
to the forum non conveniens doctrine when it dismissed
3
Appellant’s claims under the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 30104
(2012), and general maritime laws for unseaworthiness,
negligence, and maintenance and cure. We shall affirm the
District Court in two steps... More...
   $0 (10-13-2017 - VI)

United States of America ex rel., Joshua Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc.; Trinity Highway Products, LLC Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

The trial in this case offers two narratives. One of a hardworking man
who, angered by failures of guardrails installed across the United States—with
sometimes devastating consequences—persuaded a Texas jury of a concealed
cause of those failures. The other of the inventive genius of professors at Texas
A&M’s Transportation Institute, who, over many years of study and testing,
... More...
   $0 (10-04-2017 - TX)

Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa v. Mark Farber Duval County Courthouse - Jacksonville, Florida

Appellant, Heartland Express, Inc. of Iowa, appeals a final judgment entered in favor of Appellee, Mark Farber, as Limited Guardian of the Property of Juan Torres, and the trial court’s order granting a new trial. Appellant contends that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment on the issues of negligence and contributory negligence, in denying its motion for a directed verdict on the is... More...   $0 (10-01-2017 - FL)

Southern-Owners Insurance Company v. Easdon Rhodes & Associates, L.L.C., et al. Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tallahassee, Florida

This case arises from a dispute over the scope of the insurance coverage provided by a standard form Hired Auto and Non-Owned Auto Liability Endorsement to a corporate general liability insurance policy (the “Endorsement”) issued by Southern-Owners Insurance Company (“Southern-Owners”) to Easdon Rhodes & Associates, LLC (“Easdon Rhodes”). Following an auto accident involving one of its members, Jo... More...   $0 (10-01-2017 - FL)

Families and Estates of Eddy Sizemore, Herman "Lee Dobbs" and Jesse Jones v. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

Manchester, KY - Jury Awards Plaintiffs $21.7 Million In Products Case

The Families and Estates of Eddy Sizemore, age 61, Herman "Lee" Dobbs, age 40, and Jesse Jones, age 28, sued Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. wrongful death products liability theories claiming that the Bell 206 L-1 helicopter that crashed killing all of them on June 7, 2013.

The Plaintiffs claimed that the heli... More...
   $21700000 (09-30-2017 - KY)

Gregory Luce and Nicholas Newman v. Town of Campbell, Wisconsin and Tim Kelemen United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit - St. Louis, Missouri

Interstate 90 runs through
the Town of Campbell, Wisconsin. The speed limit on I-90 in
the Town is 65 miles per hour. Two streets and one pedestrian
overpass cross the highway within the Town. A traffic
survey in 2008 found that between 23,000 and 29,000 trucks
and cars pass through the Town on I-90 every day.
2 No. 15-2627
Gregory Luce and Nicholas Newman, two members ... More...
   $0 (09-27-2017 - WI)

United States of America v. David H. Brooks Federal Courthouse - Albany, New York

13 On September 14, 2010, David H. Brooks was convicted in the United
14 States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (Seybert, J.) after a jury
15 trial on multiple counts of offenses relating to securities fraud, mail and wire
16 fraud, and obstruction of justice. He was also convicted of related tax offenses
17 based on his guilty pleas, which occurred after the ju... More...
   $0 (09-22-2017 - NY)

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)

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