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Products Liability Law
THADDEUS J. NORTH, et al. v. SMARSH, INC., et al.,

Mr. North is a resident of Connecticut. From February 2008 to August 2011, Mr.
North was the Chief Compliance Officer of Southridge Investment Group, LLC (Southridge).
In 2010, FINRA began investigating Southridge because of certain improprieties concerning the
owner’s management of a hedge fund and an alleged business relationship between LK, a broker
registered with Southr... More...
   $0 (12-07-2015 - DC)

OBB Personenverkehr AG v. Sachs

Respondent Carol Sachs, a California resident, purchased a Eurail pass over the Internet from a Massachusetts-based travel agent. While using that pass to board a train in Austria operated by petitioner OBB Personenverkehr AG (OBB), the Austrian state-owned railway, Sachs fell to the tracks and suffered traumatic personal injuries. She sued OBB in Federal District Court. OBB moved to dismiss, c... More...   $0 (12-06-2015 - DC)

Ethan Allen Operations, Inc. v. United States

Commerce issued an antidumping duty order on certain WBF from the PRC in January
2005. SeeNotice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and
Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China¸70
Court No. 14-00147 Page3 Fed. Reg. 329, 329(Dep’t Commerce Jan. 4, 2005) (“WBF Order”). The scope of the order
described the c... More...
   $0 (12-06-2015 - )


This dispute involves a parcel of land in Plumas County that plaintiff purchased in 1995. See Doc. 1 at 7, ¶ 23. The land was part of a homestead granted to Mr. Ezra Culver in 1882. See id. at 4, ¶ 11. Plaintiff claims that he purchased the property with the belief that the boundaries of the original homestead were consistent with what appeared in his deed. See id. at 7, ¶ 23. The government... More...   $0 (12-06-2015 - DC)

Expro Americas, LLC v. Eddie K. Walters, Sr. and H & H Welding, LLC

Expro Americas, LLC (“Expro”) filed a complaint in the Chancery Court of the First
Judicial District of Jones County, seeking, inter alia, a temporary restraining order and
applying for a preliminary injunction against Eddie Walters, a former Expro employee, and
H&H Welding, LLC (“H&H”). After conducting an evidentiary hearing, the chancellor
dissolved the temporary restraining or... More...
   $0 (12-06-2015 - MS)

Michael A. Howard v. Cullman County and Barry Willingham, Revenue Commissioner of Cullman County

The revenue commissioner for each county is responsible for the assessment of property for the purpose of taxing the property, collecting those taxes, and making reports concerning the same. County property taxes are due on October 1 of each year and must be paid by December 31 to avoid incurring a late fee. Before its amendment during the course of this action, § 40-7-42, Ala. Code 1975 (hereina... More...   $0 (12-06-2015 - AL)

Lawing v. Univar

This case revolves around the packaging and labeling of sodium bromate, a chemical which contributed to a fire that occurred in a plant owned by Engelhard Corporation (Engelhard) in Seneca, South Carolina, in June 2004. At the time of the fire, Scott Lawing worked at Engelhard's Seneca plant as a maintenance mechanic.1 Engelhard produced a precious metal catalyst used in the automobile industry,... More...   $0 (12-05-2015 - SC)

Corey McKinnie v. State of Tennessee

On September 24, 2014, Appellant Corey McKinnie filed a Notice of Claim with the
State of Tennessee Division of Claims Administration. By his notice, Mr. McKinnie claimed that he received negligent medical care while a patient at the Western Mental Health Institute (“WMHI”). Specifically, Mr. McKinnie claimed that he was a patient at WMHI when he tested positive for Herpes Type 1 and 2 Vir... More...
   $0 (12-05-2015 - TN)


The insured under a standard-form commercial general liability insurance policy supplied
flanges for use in constructing refinery processing units. The flanges leaked and had to be replaced
to avoid the risk of fire or explosion. The flanges were welded to the pipes they joined and therefore
had to be cut out while the refineries were shut down. The insured claims that its liability fo... More...
   $0 (12-04-2015 - TX)


James Phillips sued his employer, BNSF Railway Company, under the Federal Employers’
Liability Act (FELA) and the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) to recover damages for a latent
occupational injury. After a jury trial, Phillips secured a judgment awarding him damages and costs,
and a divided court of appeals affirmed. 434 S.W.3d 675. BNSF filed a petition for review in this
Cour... More...
   $0 (12-04-2015 - TX)


In enacting the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Congress struck a delicate balance to
accommodate “the demands of the workplace” while promoting the “economic security of families.”
29 U.S.C. § 2601(b)(1). Congress ensured employees were entitled “to take reasonable leave for
medical reasons,” but recognized the economic necessity of accommodating “the legitimate interests
o... More...
   $0 (12-04-2015 - TX)


Petitioner Kingsaire, Inc., doing business as Kings Aire, Inc. (Kings Aire), is a family-owned
heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning company in El Paso. In May 2004, Kings Aire hired Jorge
Melendez as a “helper tradesman” whose initial duties included welding frames for refrigeration
units. A few months after he was hired, Melendez transferred to the electrical department as aMore...
   $0 (12-04-2015 - TX)


This original proceeding concerns whether the trial court abused its discretion by
disqualifying plaintiffs’ counsel because they “worked so closely” with a defendant’s former finance
manager. Treating the finance manager like a side-switching paralegal, the trial court applied In re
American Home Products Corp., 985 S.W.2d 68 (Tex. 1998) (orig. proceeding), and found
plaintiffs’ ... More...
   $0 (12-04-2015 - TX)

State Of Nebraska v. Carman

Lyle J. Carman appeals his conviction for “unlawful act manslaughter” under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-305 (Reissue 2008). Carman’s dump truck struck the rear of a car that had stopped or slowed due to highway construction. The collision forced the car off the highway, causing it to roll, and the driver was killed as a result. The unlawful acts for which Carman was convicted were following too closely a... More...   $0 (12-04-2015 - NE)

United States of America v. Hussain Sohani and Hasan Sohani

Austin, TX - Two Austinites Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Role in Synthetic Marijuana Distribution Scheme

In Austin, two brothers were both sentenced to ten years in federal prison for their roles in an Austin-based synthetic cannabinoid distribution operation.

During sentencing hearing, United States District Judge Lee Yeakel also ordered that 48–year-old Hussain ... More...
   $0 (12-04-2015 - TX)

Roskop Dairy v. GEA Farm Tech.

Roskop Dairy, L.L.C. (Roskop Dairy), owned by Michael Roskop (Roskop), is a commercial dairy operation. GEA Farm Technologies, Inc. (GEA), manufactures automated dairy equipment used in dairy systems. Midwest Livestock Systems, Inc. (Midwest), was an authorized dealer of GEA products. Roskop Dairy sued the defendants for damages allegedly stemming from the “Dematron 60 Air Detacher Package” (Demat... More...   $0 (12-04-2015 - NE)

United States of America v. Gilberto Valle

This is a case about the line between fantasy and criminal
intent. Although it is increasingly challenging to identify that line in
the Internet age, it still exists and it must be rationally discernible in
order to ensure that “a person’s inclinations and fantasies are his
own and beyond the reach of the government.” Jacobson v. United
States, 503 U.S. 540, 551–52 (1992). We a... More...
   $0 (12-04-2015 - NY)

United States of America v. John Wesley Clark

Charlotte NC - Charlotte-Area Appliance Repairman Sentenced To 30 Months On Wire Fraud And Tax Fraud Charges

The Defendant Received over $576,000 in Payments for Fraudulent Warranty Claims.

Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney sentenced John Wesley Clark, 43, of Charlotte, to 30 months in prison on wire fraud and tax fraud charges, receiving over $576,000 in payments for fr... More...
   $0 (12-03-2015 - NC)

United States of America v. Pamella B. Watson

Miami, FL - Certified Public Accountant Sentenced for Using Her Tax Preparation Business to Facilitate an Income Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

A Certified Public Account (CPA) was sentenced to 78 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,684,921.20 for using her tax preparation business to facilitate an income tax refund ... More...
   $3684921 (12-03-2015 - FL)

United States v. Collins

Defendants Russell Lee Collins, Eddie Wilburn, and Richard Brosky appeal from final judgments of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in a methamphetamine manufacturing and distribution conspiracy case. Defendant Collins appeals from the judgment of the district court entered on October 2, 2012, sentencing him to 324 months of incarceration for violation of various... More...   $0 (12-03-2015 - )

State Of Tennessee v. Pettie

This case arises from a traffic stop of the Defendant by Shelbyville Police Officer Shane George on June 26, 2012. At the trial, Officer George testified that he was assigned to the drug task force and was stopped at a traffic light when he saw a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a chrome helmet, a bandana, and a black jacket. Although it was dark outside... More...   $0 (12-03-2015 - TN)

USA v. Picanso et al

On October 23, 2015, the Court held a hearing on three motions filed by defendants: (1)
Motion to Exclude Government’s Expert, I.T. and Law Enforcement Testimony (Doc. 478); (2)
Motion to Exclude and/or Limit Expert Testimony (Doc. 479); and (3) Amended Motion to
Exclude Government’s Analogue Expert Testimony (Doc. 484). The government filed its
Response in Opposition to thes... More...
   $0 (12-03-2015 - )

Nichols v. LaPlante

Plaintiff Scott Nichols is an inmate in the custody and control of the Vermont Department of Corrections (the “Department”). At the time of the events in dispute here, he was incarcerated at Northern State Correctional Facility (“NSCF”). Since filing this complaint, Plaintiff has been released from prison and placed on conditional re-entry furlough in the community. This action was filed on Mar... More...   $0 (12-03-2015 - VT)

United States of America v. Franklin American Mortgage Company

Denver, CO - Franklin American Mortgage Company Agrees to Pay $70 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability Arising from Federal Housing Administration-Insured Mortgage Lending

Franklin American Mortgage Company has agreed to pay the United States $70 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans i... More...
   $70000000 (12-02-2015 - CO)

United States v. Rodella

The Court takes its facts from the Revised Presentence Investigation Report, disclosed December 3, 2014, revised January 15, 2015 ("PSR"), that the United States Probation Office ("USPO") prepared. On March 11, 2014, Michael Tafoya pulled out a driveway onto the road, while a green jeep was traveling down the same road. See PSR ¶ 7, at 5. Rodella, Jr., who was driving the jeep, began flashing the... More...   $0 (12-02-2015 - NM)

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