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Products Liability Law

Eugene Blair, III sued Faustino Murillo and his employer, Atlantic Industrial, Inc., following
an automobile accident in which Blair was injured. Murillo stipulated that he was the sole cause of
the accident; thus, no negligence or causation questions were submitted as to him. The trial court
submitted three questions to the jury regarding Atlantic: respondeat superior, negligent ent... More...
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State Of Nebraska v. Lavalleur

INTRODUCTION Curtis H. Lavalleur was previously acquitted of one count of first degree sexual assault and convicted of one count of attempted first degree sexual assault. This court reversed his conviction and remanded the cause for a new trial. The State then sought to file an amended information. Lavalleur’s plea in bar on double jeopardy grounds was denied. He appeals. We reverse.

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Bryon Fischer appeals his conviction by a jury of possession of
methamphetamine, possession of two ounces or less of marijuana, and possession of
drug paraphernalia. He asserts the evidence of methamphetamine presented to the
jury was the product of an illegal search and that the circuit court erred when it
denied his motion to suppress the same. He also asserts the jury was ... More...
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Travelers Indemnity Co. v. PCR, Inc.

In Turner v. PCR, Inc., 754 So.2d 683 (Fla.2000), we reaffirmed the existence of an intentional-tort exception to the otherwise exclusive nature of the statutory remedy provided by the Workers' Compensation Law. Under the intentional-tort exception, an injured employee can avoid the exclusive-remedy provision of the Workers' Compensation Law and sue his employer in tort if his workplace injury w... More...   $0 (01-08-2016 - FL)

USA v. C. Nagin

A federal jury convicted Defendant C. Ray Nagin of bribery, “honestservices” wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bribery and honest-services wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and filing false tax returns. The district court sentenced Nagin to ten years in prison, imposed forfeiture in the form of a personal money judgment, and ordered Nagin to pay restitution to the federal governme... More...   $0 (01-07-2016 - LA)

Kevin Lawrimore v. Progressive Direct Insurance

Kevin Lawrimore appeals the district court’s orders granting Progressive Direct Insurance Company’s (Progressive) motion for summary judgment and denying Lawrimore’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(e) motion. “We review the district court’s grant of summary judgment de novo, viewing the facts and the reasonable inferences therefrom in the light most favorable to the nonmoving party.” Bonds v. Leavitt, 629 ... More...   $0 (01-07-2016 - sC)

Janet Lieb v. Allstate Property & Casualty

The plaintiffs in this case, Janet and Ed Lieb, had the misfortune of waiving
underinsured motorist coverage only to be rear-ended by an underinsured driver. They
now seek to compel their insurer, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company, to
provide underinsured motorist coverage on the ground that their waiver was invalid. It
was not, and so we will affirm. The Lieb... More...
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Larry Spriggs v. Phoenix Insurance Company d/b/a Travelers Insurance

Tulsa, OK - Larry Spriggs sued Phoenix Insurance Company d/b/a Travelers Insurance on a breach of contract theory claiming:

1. Plaintiff is a citizen of Oklahoma and resides in this judicial district.
2. Defendant The Phoenix Insurance Company, d/b/a Travelers Insurance ("Travelers") is a foreign corporation conducting regular business in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
3. The acts, occ... More...
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United States of America v. Derek Wai Hung Tam Sing

Los Angeles, CA - Glendale Man Found Guilty of 32 Counts of Stealing and Distributing Avionics Trade Secrets Belonging to Former Employer

An electrical engineer from Glendale has been convicted of 32 counts of violating the Economic Espionage Act for stealing trade secrets belonging to his former employer – a Pasadena-based aircraft avionics company – and distributing the proprietary mate... More...
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Merit Energy Company, LLC v. Blake Horr

Merit owns and operates oil and gas wells in the Lost Soldier Unit near Bairoil, Wyoming. These are high pressure wells because Merit injects CO2 into the reservoirs in order to force oil to its producing wells. Over time, the bottoms of the wells accumulate sand and other debris that limits production. When this occurs, the wells need to be cleaned out to restore optimal flow. Merit hired an i... More...   $0 (01-06-2016 - WY)

United States v. Epstein

On September 11, 2014, a grand jury in Trenton, New Jersey, returned a five-count Superseding Indictment against Binyamin Stimler, Mendel Epstein, Jay Goldstein ("Goldstein"), and David Aryeh Epstein.1 Defendants are all Orthodox Jewish men and their prosecutions arise out of allegations that Defendants engaged in criminal means to facilitate Orthodox Jewish divorces. According to the Supe... More...   $0 (01-06-2016 - NJ)


Plaintiff, the Wyandot Nation of Kansas (“Wyandot Nation”), is an Indian tribe whose members trace their ancestry to the Historic Wyandott Nation and the Wyandotte Tribe of Indians. Compl. ¶ 2. The Historic Wyandott Nation’s government-to-government relations with the United States were dissolved and terminated 160 years ago by the Treaty of January 31, 1855, 10 Stat. 1159 (“1855 Treaty”). Id. ... More...   $0 (01-05-2016 - DC)

Judith A. Ellis v. GK Griffin Interiors

Tulsa, OK - Judith A. Ellis sued GK Griffin Interiors on a negligence theory claiming:

1. This is an action for premises liability and negligence for the severe injuries sustained by Ms. Ellis caused by her trip and fall on the premises of Defendant G.K. Griffin Interiors furniture store on or about April 11, 2013.
2. Ms. Ellis is now and was at all times relevant to this incident a ... More...
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United States of America v. Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC, Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America Inc.

Detroit, MI - United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi And Porsche For Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC,... More...
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USA v. Melvin Taplet, Jr.

Danielle Buck did what most good friends do. When her friend and neighbor, Kimberly McLaughlin, began a romantic liaison with Taplet and allowed him to move in, Buck noticed unhealthy changes in her friend’s demeanor. She encouraged her to end the relationship.
Her friend listened. But while the relationship ended, Taplet’s rage toward Buck festered and grew. In August 2008, Taplet told his... More...
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Tyco Fire Prods. L.P. v. United States

This matter involves entries made through the Port of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas,
from July 2004 until July 2006. Case File Entry Docs, Dkt. No. 1. Tyco was the importer of
record on the entries at issue. See Pl.’s Statement of Material Facts Not in Dispute (“Pl.’s
Facts”) ¶ 1; Def.’s Resp. to Pl.’s Statement of Material Facts as to Which There Are No Genuine
Issues to be Tried (“... More...
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People Of New York v. Aleynikov

The Defendant was charged in this case with one count of Unlawful Use Of Secret Scientific Material in violation of Penal Law § 165.07 for conduct which occurred on June 1, 2009 (Count 1), one count alleging a violation of the same statute with respect to conduct which occurred on June 5, 2009 (Count 2) and one count of Unlawful Duplication of Computer Related in the First Degree in violation of P... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - NY)

State Of New Jersey v. Lloyd-Jones

We summarize the trial testimony. At about 2:30 a.m. on April 13, 2011, Officer Mathew Brescia was alone on patrol in the Township of Union. At a darkened gas station, he saw a Subaru Impreza wagon parked next to the gas pump, with Armerding standing next to the rear passenger side. Knowing the gas station was closed, Brescia pulled in and exited his patrol car. He saw the gas pump was illuminated... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - NJ)

State Of Kansas v. Keel

Possession of a controlled substance requires specific intent to exercise control over the substance, with knowledge of the nature of the substance. The possession of a controlled substance may be immediate and exclusive, jointly held with another, or constructive as where the drug is kept by the accused in a place to which he or she has some measure of access and right of control. Proof o... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - KS)

United States v. Litvak

The charges in this case arise from Litvak’s conduct as a 4  
securities broker and trader at Jefferies & Company (“Jefferies”), a 5  
global securities broker‐dealer and investment banking firm.1   6  
In January 2013, the government filed an indictment charging 7  
Litvak with eleven counts of securities fraud, see 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b), 8  
78ff (Counts 1–11), one c... More...
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People v. Heflin

Carman was driving a dump truck on an interstate highway that was closed to one lane eastbound due to construction, and traffic was stop and go. Carman stated that he looked down at his side mirrors and that when he looked up, the victim's car had stopped and he was unable to timely stop. Carman's truck struck the victim's car from the rear, causing it to go off Page 209the Interstate and roll. Th... More...   $0 (01-02-2016 - MI)

State Of Vermont v. Latonia Cong

This case requires us to decide whether, in a murder prosecution, a jury can find a defendant guilty of voluntary manslaughter, as opposed to murder, on the basis of evidence that the defendant's actions were influenced by a serious psychological condition that does not rise to the level of insanity and does not negate the defendant's specific intent to kill. It also obliges us to reconcile dispar... More...   $0 (01-02-2016 - VT)

United States of America v. Baker

The government accused fifteen defendants of drug trafficking offenses in a seventeen-count indictment: Kenneth Williams, Efrain Casado, Leonard Brown, Lenard Brown, Susan Hall Gibson, Bernard Shaw, Marvin Baker, Malcolm Shaw, Ronald Raye, Wayne Baptiste, Michael Harper, Arthur Pless, Ben Johnson, Jonathon Hawthorne, and Charton Darces.1 Three defendants, Bernard Shaw, Ronald Raye, and Charlton Da... More...   $0 (01-02-2016 - FL)

Bohannon v. State Of Alabama

The appellant, Jerry Bohannon, appeals his convictions for two counts of murder defined as capital by § 13A-5-40(a)(10), Ala. Code 1975, because Anthony Harvey and Jerry DuBoise were murdered by one act or pursuant to one scheme or Page 2 course of conduct. The jury recommended, by a vote of 11 to 1, that Bohannon be sentenced to death. The circuit court followed the jury's recommendation and sen... More...   $0 (01-02-2016 - AL)

US Magnesium LLC v. United States

This action involves an administrative review conducted by the
U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) of the antidumping duty order covering
pure magnesium from the People’s Republic of China. See Pure Magnesium From the
People’s Republic of China, 79 Fed. Reg. 94 (Dep’t of Commerce Jan. 2, 2014) (final
results admin. review) (“Final Results”); see also Issues and Decision Me... More...
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