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Douglas James Sellner v. MAT Holdings, Inc.

Douglas J. Sellner sued his former employer, MAT Holdings and its
subsidiaries Midwest Air Technologies, Inc., MAT Industries, and Sanborn
Manufacturing Company (collectively “MAT”). He alleges retaliation under the
Minnesota Whistleblower Act, Minn. Stat. § 181.932. The district court granted
summary judgment to MAT. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. 1291, this court
reverse... More...
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Charles Robert Gauger v. Margie Tidwell Gauger

Charles Robert Gauger appeals the entry of a post-answer default judgment
against him in his divorce case. The trial court entered a default judgment because
Gauger failed to appear at the final hearing. Gauger then retained counsel and filed
a motion for new trial in which he alleged that he had a meritorious defense, that a
new trial would not prejudice his ex-wife, and that he h... More...
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Kerri Housour v. Burt-Watts Industries, Inc.

Kerri Housour appeals the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of Burt-Watts
Industries, Inc., dismissing her premises-liability lawsuit for personal injuries she sustained when
she tripped and fell onto the floor of her employer’s building, which was being remodeled by
Burt-Watts. For the following reasons, we will affirm the trial court’s final summary judgment.
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COREY DARNELL MOORE vs. STATE OF IOWA Man found guilty of robbery in Cedar Falls shooting case

Corey Moore was convicted of robbery in the first degree, in violation of
Iowa Code section 711.2 (2011); assault causing serious injury, in violation of
Iowa Code section 708.2(4); and possession with intent to deliver marijuana
while in the immediate possession of a firearm, in violation of Iowa Code section
124.401(1)(d) and (e). This court affirmed Moore’s conviction on di... More...
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Robin Hutchheson v. Eskaton Fountainwood Lodge

This case turns on whether an attorney-in-fact who admitted her principal to a
residential care facility for the elderly made a “health care” decision. If she did, as the
trial court found, she acted outside the scope of her authority under the power of attorney,
and the admission agreement she signed, and its arbitration clause this appeal seeks to
enforce, are void.
To answer... More...
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Arshad Yousuf, M.D. v. George Cohlmia, M.D. and Cardiovascular Surgical Specialists Corporation Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Arshad Yousuf, M.D. v. George Cohlmia, M.D. and Cardiovascular Surgical Specialists Corporation

Filed Date: 11/15/2004
Party Name Disposition Information
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United States of America v. Julian Rigby, Jasper Allen and Benjamin Swain Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - South Georgia Farmers to Pay Up To $675,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Suit

Bacon County (Georgia) farmers Julian Rigby, Jasper Allen and Benjamin Swain, as well as several entities owned by Rigby, agreed to pay up to $675,000 to resolve allegations that they violated and conspired to violate the False Claims Act. This settlement is the first False Claims Act recovery invo... More...
   $675000 (06-14-2017 - GA)

United States of America v. Benjamin Levi Cox Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - I.T. system administrator sentenced for theft of proprietary information and illegal wiretapping

Stole custom design products when he resigned and took information to new job with a competitor

The former information technology (IT) system administrator for an Indiana stainless steel fabrication company pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve eight months in p... More...
   $27490 (06-14-2017 - IN)

Michael John Hernandez v. General Mills Federal Credit

General Mills Federal Credit Union1 filed an adversary proceeding to determine
the dischargeability of a debt in Michael Hernandez's Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The
bankruptcy court2 found the debt excepted from discharge, the district court3 affirmed,
and we now affirm as well.
Hernandez's grandparents, Joseph and Stella Hernandez (whom we will refer
to as Joseph a... More...
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St. Joseph Regional Health Center v. Maria Gonzales, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Patricia Gonzales

In one issue, appellant, St. Joseph Regional Health Center (the “Hospital”), challenges the trial court’s denial of its motion to dismiss health-care-liability claims brought by appellee, Maria Gonzales, individually and as representative of the estate of Patricia Gonzales. In particular, the Hospital asserts that appellee’s expert reports do not constitute a good-faith effort, especially regardin... More...   $0 (06-14-2017 - TX)

United States v. Washington Group International Inc. f/k/a/ Morrison Knudsen, Corporation, Contrack International, Inc.; and Misr Sons Development S.A.E. a/k/a Hassan Allam Sons, Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID - Misr Sons Development S.A.E. Agrees to Pay $1.1 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Misr Sons Development S.A.E. (Hassan Allam Sons, “HAS”), a construction company with its principal place of business in Cairo, Egypt, has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle allegations that HAS submitted false claims in connection with U.S. Agency for International Development (US... More...
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Curtis Cox v. Snap, Inc. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse

In this diversity action for breach of contract, SNAP, Inc. appeals from the grant of summary judgment to Curtis Cox. The district court concluded that SNAP breached its contract with Cox by refusing to repurchase stock options the contract granted to him and awarded Cox $637,867.42 in damages, the full value of his options plus interest. On appeal, SNAP argues that the contract itself did not con... More...   $0 (06-14-2017 - VA)

Eugene G. Plantier, as Trustee, etc. v. Ramona Municipal Water District

Daniel S. Hentschke; Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, Michael G. Colantuono
and Eduardo Jansen for California Association of Sanitation Agencies, California State
Association of Counties and League of California Cities as Amicus Curiae on behalf of
Defendant and Respondent.
Plaintiffs and appellants Eugene G. Plantier, as Trustee of the Plantier Family
Trust (Plantier); Progres... More...
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Paul Gerlich; Erin Furleigh v. Steven Leath; Warren Madden; Thomas Hill; Leesha Zimmerman

Iowa State University (ISU) grants student organizations permission to use its
trademarks if certain conditions are met. The ISU student chapter of the National
Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML ISU) had several of its
trademark licensing requests denied because its designs included a cannabis leaf. Two
members of the student group subsequently filed this 42 U.S.... More...
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United States of America v. Scott Steward Cammorto Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse

Scott Cammorto pleaded guilty to knowingly failing to register in Virginia as a sex offender, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2250. Based on his underlying conviction in Georgia for rape, the district court sentenced Cammorto as a Tier III offender pursuant to U.S.S.G. § 2A3.5(a)(1) and thus imposed an enhanced sentence of 41 months’ imprisonment. Cammorto now challenges the district court’s reliance ... More...   $0 (06-13-2017 - VA)

State of Oklahoma v. Maxx Tate Robinson Wagoner County Oklahoma Courthouse

Wagoner, OK - Defendant Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter And Gets Life

The State of Oklahoma charged Maxx Tate Robinson with:


The State charged that Robinson shot and killed Bill "Bob" Cline on April 1, 2014.

Robinson claimed that he shot Cline because he feared that Cline was going to kill him.

Cline had reputation of being viole... More...
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United States Of America, et al. v. Union Treatment Centers, L.L.C. et al.

San Antonio, TX - Union Treatment Center to Pay $3 Million and Be Permanently Excluded from Federal Health Care Programs under False Claims Act Settlement

Union Treatment Center (“UTC”), a medical and physical therapy provider with clinics in Austin, Killeen, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, will pay $3 million to settle civil health care fraud allegations. The settlement partially resolv... More...
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This case arose in August 2009 and involved a domestic violence incident between Adkins and Mercedes Bates, his ex-girlfriend and mother of their 1-year-old daughter. After a dispute over other sexual partners, Adkins held Bates captive in her bedroom and, after threats to "burn her face off," he proceeded to burn Bates multiple times with an iron while she held the baby daughter.

The S... More...
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Christina Raquel v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc. and AbbVie, Inc.

East St. Louis, IL - Jury Awards Plaintiff $15 Million On Products Claims

Christina Raquel on a product liability theory claiming that its bipolar disorder drug Depakote that she took during pregnancy caused her son, Stevie Gonzales, to be born with spina bifida. She claimed that she was not adequately warned about the risk of birth defects when taken during pregnancy.

Abbott de... More...
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Jassmine D. Adams v. Toyota Motor Corporation

On June 10, 2006, Koua Fong Lee was driving his 1996 Toyota Camry on the
interstate. When Lee exited the interstate, the Camry failed to come to a stop and
rear-ended another car waiting at a stoplight, killing three of the other car’s five
passengers and injuring others, including those in Lee’s vehicle. Lee was convicted
of vehicular homicide, but his conviction was vacated after... More...
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United States of America v. Jason Michael Hayden Federal Courthouse - Gulfport, Mississippi

Gulfport, MS - Felon Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm

Jason Michael Hayden, 37, of Picayune, entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden on June 8, 2017, to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced Acting U. S. Attorney Harold Brittain.

Hayden faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigate... More...
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On November 6, 2014, Officer Dominick Vortherms, a drug enforcement officer with the Emporia Police Department, submitted his signed affidavit to Lyon County District Judge Douglas P. Jones, in support of the issuance of a search warrant for 709 Sylvan St., Apartment 13, in Emporia. The affidavit stated:

"On 11-05-2014 I met with Scott Sumpter who wanted to cooperate with the police dep... More...
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Plaintiff Bernardino Santos-Rodríguez ("Santos") was injured in a boating accident when a
corroded rod end that was part of the boat's steering mechanism
failed. Santos and several relatives sued Defendant Seastar
Solutions ("Seastar"), the manufacturer of the boat's steering
mechanism, alleging a design defect and a failure to warn. Santos
app... More...
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Todd McKeague v. One World Technologies, Inc.

This appeal arises out of a civil case in which the plaintiff's two lawyers did nothing to
prosecute the plaintiff's claims within generous deadlines,
received a second chance, and then failed to oppose a pending
motion for summary judgment. On such a record, we find that the
district court did not abuse its discretion in failing to grant More...
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Yulma Molina v. Hurricane Harbor, L.P.

Yulma “Janet” Molina appeals from a take nothing judgment in her lawsuit against Hurricane Harbor, L.P. for negligence. In two issues, Janet challenges the admission of certain evidence and the sufficiency of the evidence. We affirm.
Janet sued Hurricane Harbor for negligence arising out of injuries she sustained while on the “Mega Wedgie,” a water slide located at Hurricane Har... More...
   $0 (06-08-2017 - TX)

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