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Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Chino Valley Unified School, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Establishment Clause serves intertwined purposes, pertaining to individual freedom and the democratic nature of our system of government. The Clause protects “the individual’s freedom to believe, to worship, and to express himself in accordance with the dictates of his own conscience.” Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38, 49 (1985). It likewise ensures that the government in no way acts to make be... More...   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

Angel Mendez and Jennifer Lynn Garcia v. County of Los Angeles, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

On remand from the United States Supreme Court we are tasked with deciding whether the unlawful entry into a residence by two sheriff’s deputies, without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances, was the proximate cause of the subsequent shooting and injuries to the plaintiffs. We hold that it was, permitting a federal claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. We also hold that the plaintiffs have an inde... More...   $4000000 (07-29-2018 - WA)

Hope Angelic White v. United States of America Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Jury Finds in Favor of ATF Agent in Civil Suit

A federal jury in St. Louis returned a verdict today in favor of a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) agent who was accused of using excessive force in shooting into a vehicle during an undercover operation in 2012. Myron Pollard of St. Louis was killed in the incident and his mother was seeking $6 million in damages... More...
   $0 (07-28-2018 - MO)

KARI KARST v. TIA BLEHM, and B&B INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, LLC

On August 22, 2014, Kari Karst, as renter, and Tia Blehm, as landlord and sole owner of B&B Properties, LLC (Blehm), signed a one-year lease for an apartment in
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Russell. The specific lease term began "on August 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM and end[ed] on August 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM." In compliance with the lease terms, Karst paid a security deposit of $325 and a pet deposit of $325—a total... More...
   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

Zach Hillesheim v. Myron's Cards and Gifts, Inc. District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Zach Hillesheim sued Myron’s Cards and Gifts, Inc., seeking declaratory and
injunctive relief for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213, and the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minn. Stat.
chapter 363A. He also seeks state-law 1 damages. Myron’s moved to dismiss.
Hillesheim did not respond to the motion, instead moving to amend his co... More...
   $0 (07-28-2018 - MN)

STACI SCONIERS v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This case arises from a car accident that occurred on January 6, 2016, in Newark, New Jersey, between a car driven by Sconiers and a vehicle owned by USPS. About two weeks after the accident, Sconiers submitted an administrative tort claim form to USPS seeking damages for injuries that she claimed she suffered in the accident. Approximately seven months later, by letter dated July 14, 2016,... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - NJ)

UNITED STATES v. MORRIS E. ZUKERMAN

Morris Zukerman is the founder of M.E. Zukerman & Co., an investment  management firm also known as “MEZCO.” In 2007, a MEZCO subsidiary sold  certain assets for $110 million, at which time Zukerman enacted a scheme to  avoid paying taxes on the proceeds of that sale, as well as on approximately $12  million of operating income MEZCO received as a result of its earlier ownership  of those assets. ... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - ME)

Douglas Troester v. Starbucks Corporation

Upon a request by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.548), we agreed to answer the following question:
Does the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s de minimis doctrine, as stated in
Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co. (1946) 328 U.S. 680, 692, and Lindow v.
United States (9th Cir. 1984) 738 F.2d 1057, 1063, apply to claims for unpai... More...
   $0 (07-27-2018 - CA)

Jane Doe No. 55 v. Madison Metropolitian School District Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The allegations in this case are troubling,
to say the least. The appellant, Jane Doe, claims that she
was sexually assaulted by a security guard at her middle
school while she was in eighth grade. Seeking redress, she
 Of the Northern District of Illinois, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17‐1521
filed suit against the Madison Metropolitan School District
un... More...
   $0 (07-26-2018 - WI)

IN RE: CUMBERLAND BAIL BONDING, et al.

According to proof introduced at the hearing on the matter, Mr. Kelvin Pell, a bondsman for Cumberland, was arrested on February 8, 2017, after law enforcement conducted a “sting” to establish that he had been trading bonds for sexual contact. The matter became public via an article in the local newspaper on February 10, 2017. On Monday, February 13, 2017, Cumberland mailed a petition to cancel M... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

Jeffrey Parchman v. SLM Corporation Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Plaintiffs Jeffrey Parchman (“Parchman”) and Nancy Carlin (“Carlin”), individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, sued Defendants SLM Corporation (“SLM”), Navient Corporation (“Navient”), Navient Solutions Inc. f/k/a Sallie Mae, Inc. (“NSI”), and Sallie Mae Bank (“SMB”) for negligent and knowing/willful violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227.... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

United States ex rel. Jeffrey Berkowitz v. Automation Aids, Inc., et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Relator Jeffrey Berkowitz filed a qui tam complaint against nine separate defendants, alleg-ing violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C.
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17-2562
§ 3730. The defendants moved to dismiss Berkowitz’ third amended complaint for failure to state a claim. The district court granted the defendants’ motions and di... More...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - IL)

John J. Capistrant vs. Lifetouch National School Studios. Inc.

Lifetouch sells photography services to schools and other organizations across the
nation. In 1980, Capistrant began working as a photographer and sales representative for
Lifetouch in its Minneapolis office. In 1981, Capistrant transferred within the company to
the California office. Capistrant took over as Territory Manager of the San Francisco Bay
Area in 1986 and entered... More...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - MN)

IN RE: THE STATE OF TEXAS MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

The real party in interest, Angelica Hernandez, is charged by indictment in cause number
20130D02077 with three counts of aggravated assault of a child and one count of indecency with
a child. The indictment alleged that Hernandez, acting in concert with Osvaldo Araiza, provided
alcohol to her sixteen-year-old biological daughter, B.P., and to another child, and Araiza
penetra... More...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - TX)

Brenda McCracken, et al. v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The plaintiffs in these consolidated appeals each settled a claim under their
automobile-insurance policies with the defendants. But now the plaintiffs maintain
that the defendants illegally reduced their settlement offers by taking into account
certain benefits they had previously paid the plaintiffs. The district courts dismissed
the plaintiffs’ putative class-action lawsuits aft... More...
   $0 (07-24-2018 - CO)

Navajo Nation Northern Edge Navajo Casino v. The Honorable Bradford J. Dalley, et al. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Appellants, the Navajo Nation and its wholly-owned government
enterprise the Northern Edge Navajo Casino (together, the “Tribe” or “Nation”),
entered into a state-tribal gaming compact with New Mexico under the Indian
Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”), 25 U.S.C. §§ 2701–2721. The Tribe agreed
not only to waive its sovereign immunity for personal-injury lawsuits brought by
visi... More...
   $0 (07-24-2018 - NM)

United States of America, ex rel. Donald Palmer v. C&D Technologies, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this action under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733 (2012), Donald Palmer (“Relator”) settled his claim with defendant C&D Technologies, Inc. (“C&D”), thereby entitling Relator to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Id. § 3730(d)(2).1 The parties, however, were unable to reach an agreement on attorneys’ fees. In contesting the fees, both parties adopted unproductive tactics and str... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - PA)

BUILDING ERECTION SERVICES COMPANY, INC. v. WALTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. and AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE COMPANY

This case concerns problems with the construction of a press box at the University of Kansas (KU) Memorial Stadium almost 20 years ago. It now comes before this court for a third time. On the first appeal, the court held that Building Erection Services Company, Inc. (BESCO), one of the subcontractors on the project, was contractually obligated to indemnify Walton Construction Company, Inc. (Walton... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WALLACE DIXON COX; LISA COX

The U.S. government brought a civil in rem forfeiture action against the Coxes as a result of their involvement in illegal gambling and money laundering operations, seeking disgorgement of “property constituting or derived from proceeds traceable to violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1955 and 1956.” S.A. 6‒7.1 In December 2010, the Coxes reached a settlement agreement with the government in wh... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - NC)

Jane Doe v. Brown University District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In November 2013, Jane Doe
("Doe"), then a freshman at Providence College, was sexually
assaulted by three students of Brown University ("Brown") on
Brown's campus. After Doe reported the assault to the local
authorities in the City of Providence, Brown notified Doe that it
would conduct an inquiry to determine whether the students had
violated Brown's Code of Student Condu... More...
   $0 (07-22-2018 - RI)

Patrick Lafferty v. Wells fargo Bank, N.A.

This is the third appeal that comes to us in this case, which arises out of Patrick
and Mary Lafferty’s purchase of a defective motor home from Geweke Auto & RV
Group (Geweke) with an installment loan funded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (Wells
Fargo).
In Lafferty v. Wells Fargo Bank (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 545 (Lafferty I), this
court affirmed in part and reversed in part the actio... More...
   $0 (07-21-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. ERIC J. TURNER

The events in question occurred on January 1, 2017, when Turner willfully eluded an officer after being signaled to stop and ultimately crashed his car into an OSHP cruiser. On January 5, 2017, Turner was indicted for failure to comply, vandalism (of the cruiser), receiving stolen property (a stolen license plate on the car he was driving), OVI, and aggravated possession of drugs (Percocet).... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., and Terry L. Brown, Jr. v. The Guardianship of Kristen Zak

On January 17, 2006, Zak was seriously injured when the car in which she was a passenger struck a semi tractor-trailer that had been wrecked approximately one hour earlier by Brown, a driver employed by Hunt. J.B. Hunt Transp., Inc. v. Guardianship of Zak, 58 N.E.3d 956 (Ind. Ct. App. 2016), trans. denied. On October 26, 2006, the Guardianship filed a complaint against the Appellants, alleg... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Dr. Firoz Patka Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Court Orders Largest Diversion Civil Penalty against a Physician in Southern District Of Georgia History

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia entered a default judgment against Dr. Firoz Patka, of Martinez, Georgia, totaling $1.2 million. In May 2017, the United States filed a complaint against Dr. Patka for violations of the Controlled Sub... More...
   $1200000 (07-19-2018 - GA)

Rodger Blanco v. Federal Express Corporation, d/b/a FedEx Express, Justin Digby and Matthew Wainer

In 2014 a FedEx employee stole about $380,000 worth of gold coins and gold bars from a
package entrusted to FedEx for delivery. Almost two years later, the sender, Rodger Blanco,
sued FedEx for negligent investigation and conversion. FedEx moved for summary judgment,
which the district court granted principally because the contract of
carriage required Mr. Blanco to file suit wi... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - OK)

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