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Ricky Griffitts vs. Old Republic Insurance Company, BNSF Railway Company, and James M. Campbell Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

Appellant Ricky Lee Griffitts (“Griffitts”) was rear-ended by James Campbell (“Campbell”), an employee of BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”), in Springfield, Missouri. Campbell was driving a BNSF company vehicle and was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Numerous lawsuits ensued, including the instant equitable garnishment action that Griffitts filed against BNSF and its insurer, Old Republic (c... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - MO)

SPECIALTYCARE IOM SERVICES, LLC v. MEDSURANT HOLDINGS, LLC, ET AL.

SpecialtyCare IOM Services, LLC (“SpecialtyCare,” or “Appellee”) and Medsurant Holdings, LLC (“Holdings”) and Medsurant, LLC (together with Holdings, “Medsurant,” or “Appellants”) are direct competitors in the intraoperative
neurophysiologic monitoring services(“IOM”)industry. IOM services are typically used for patients undergoing operations related to the nervous system, or procedures that... More...
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Trump, President of the United States, et al. v.Hawaii, et al. United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, foreignnationals seeking entry into the United States undergo a vetting process to ensure that they satisfy the numerous requirements for admission. The Act also vests the President with authority to restrict the entry of aliens whenever he finds that their entry “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” 8 U. S. C. §1182(f). Relying on... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - DC)

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, d/b/a NIFLA, et al. v. Becerra Attorney General of California, et al. United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act (FACT Act) requires clinics that primarily serve pregnant women toprovide certain notices. Cal. Health & Safety Code Ann. §123470 et seq. (West 2018). Licensed clinics must notify women that California provides free or low-cost services, including abortions, and give them a phone number to call.Unlicensed clinics must notify women t... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - DC)

Daryl Sutula-Johnson v. Office Depot, Inc. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Daryl Sutula‐Johnson
sued her former employer, alleging that its changes to her
compensation for selling office furniture breached its contract
with her and violated the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection
Act. The district court granted summary judgment for the
employer. We affirm summary judgment for the employer on
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the claims for ... More...
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Jasson H. Cabrera and Eni Cabrera v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Trenton, NJ - Jasson H. Cabrera and Eni Cabrera sued the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) on personal injury auto negligence theories.... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - NJ)

American Indian Health & Services Corporatioon v. Jennifer Kent, as Director

The State Department of Health Care Services and its director (collectively, the
Department) appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiffs on a petition for a writ of
mandate. Plaintiffs are 23 federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) and rural health
clinics (RHC’s) that serve medically underserved populations (the Clinics). (42 U.S.C.
§§ 254b(a)(1), 1396d(l)(1), (2), 1395x(aa)... More...
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CLIFTON STEEL COMPANY vs. TRINITY EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Clifton is a steel manufacturer whose products include wear parts for the railroad
industry. Railroad wear parts are replaced on a consistent basis “to protect wear within the
[railroad] car itself.” Trinity sells railroad parts and has acted as Clifton’s sales agent since
1986. No written contract between the companies existed until May 4, 2012, when the parties
e... More...
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Amber Jones v. William Haynes, III Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Appellants Amber Jones and Deanna Lack appeal the district court’s decision to dismiss their suit for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction after finding that the Appellants’ case is moot. Because we agree that Appellants’ case is moot following the repeal of Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-10-102(12)(A) (2015),1 we AFFIRM. I. Our prior opinion in this case sets forth much of the relevant factual background, an... More...   $0 (06-06-2018 - TN)

MARTIN GRIFFIN v. DAKOTA, MINNESOTA & EASTERN RAILROAD CORPORATION

Griffin began his railroad employment in 1988, when the territory in which he worked was
owned by the Soo Line Railroad. The territory has been owned by several other entities during
Griffin’s twenty-five-year railroad career, including I&M Rail Link (“IMRL”), Iowa, Chicago &
Eastern Railroad Company, and, most recently, Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Corporation (“the R... More...
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Len Boogaard v. National Hockey League, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Len and Joanne Boogaard appeal the dismissal of the wrongful-death action they brought as the personal representatives of the estate of their son, Derek
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
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Boogaard. They devote their appeal almost entirely to argu-ments that would spark excitement—or fear—in the heart of a civil procedure student. There is a Ha... More...
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David L. Kukowski v. Soo Line Railroad Company Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Minneapolis, MN - David L. Kukowski sued Soo Line Railroad Company on a personal injury negligence theory.... More...   $0 (05-17-2018 - MN)

Matthew Gary Richardson v. United States of America Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Petitioner Matthew Richardson appeals the district
court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to set aside his sentence, challenging his
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No. 17-5517 Richardson v. United States Page 2
designation as an armed career criminal under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), the Armed Career Criminal
Act (“ACCA”). We AFFIRM.
I. BACKGROUND
In 2012, after attempting to sell a sawed-off shotgu... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DONALD WILLIAM DEWEES

Defendant-appellant, Donald W. DeWees, appeals his convictions and
sentences following a jury trial in the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas for
Attempted Rape and Kidnapping. The issues before this court are whether charges for
Kidnapping and Attempted Rape merge where the victim has been moved to a secretive
confinement before the attempt is made to avoid detection and w... More...
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Justin Black v. Crop Production Services, Inc., Agrium US, Inc. and Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Justin Black sued Crop Production Services, Inc., Agrium US, Inc. and Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company on personal injury negligence theories.... More...   $0 (05-03-2018 - IA)

ARCH COAL, INC. v. R. ALEXANDER ACOSTA, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF LABOR AND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The BLBA imposes liability on coal mine operators for payment of monthly benefits to coal miners who contract pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease, from their employment in the mines. See 30 U.S.C. §§ 922(a), 932(c). In order for an operator to be held liable, it must have employed the miner for at least one year and be “capable of assuming its liability for a claim.” 20 C.F.R. § 725.494(c), (e) ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - DC)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CHRISTOPHER HUTSELL

In March 2015, Mr. Hutsell and the victim, Julia Anderson (―Ms.
Anderson‖), had been in a romantic relationship for about twenty-one or twenty
two days. Both were part of a traveling community and were in New Orleans
during this time period. On March 19, 2015, around 10:00 p.m., the couple, along
with their three dogs, were in the parking lot of the McDonald‘s (... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SHANE TRAVERS GARRETT

Garrett does not claim the district court erred in treating his California crime as a felony. He limits his argument to whether his California crime should be treated as a person crime. He claims that Kansas does not have a comparable burglary statute, so his California conviction must be classified as a nonperson crime.

Garrett raises an issue of statutory interpretation under the Ka... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. GERARDO G. SAUCEDO

Saucedo's prior Washington felony conviction was for a residential burglary under Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 9A.52.025(1). On appeal he argues that the district court erred in classifying this prior conviction as a person felony. He claims that because two elements of the Washington conviction are broader than the elements of the comparable Kansas crime, the district court engaged in improper judicial... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

BRIAN SKENDER V. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY

This is the third time this case is before us on appeal. The underlying facts are not
complicated. On July 11, 2012, Skender, a UPRR employee, was injured while working at
a UPRR repair track in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. From this injury, Skender filed separate causes
of action under FELA. He timely filed and served his first FELA cause of action against
UPRR on October 25, 2013. (35C... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SCOTT HARRIS KOBEL

On July 14, 2013, the State charged Kobel with aggravated kidnapping, rape, and attempted rape. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the State submitted an amended information, charging Kobel with aggravated battery, a severity level 4 person felony. The agreement was for Kobel to plead guilty to the amended information and, believing his criminal history score was A, the State would not oppose or reques... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

Rodeo Citizens Association v. County of Contra Costa, Phillips 66 Company, Real Party in Interest Contra Costa County Courthouses - Martinez, California

The County of Contra Costa (the county) certified an environmental impact report
(EIR) and approved a land use permit for a “Propane Recovery Project” at an oil refinery
owned and operated by Phillips 66 Company (Phillips) in Rodeo, California. In response
to consolidated petitions filed by Rodeo Citizens Association (Citizens) and others,1
the trial court issued a peremptory writ ... More...
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Sawyer Brothers, Inc. v. Island Transporter, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. hired
Island Transporter, LLC to ferry three construction vehicles and
their drivers from Rockland, Maine to North Haven, Maine. The M/V
ISLAND TRANSPORTER encountered rough seas while traversing
Penobscot Bay, and two of the vehicles tipped over onto the
vessel's port bulwark. Sawyer Brothers, Inc., and its owners Ryan
and Ross Sawyer (collectively, "... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - ME)

Laura Wood v. Union Pacific Railroad Co. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Denver, CO - Laura Wood, in her capacity as Personal Representative of the Estate of Peter Graham Wood, sued the Union Pacific Railroad Company on a civil rights Americans With Disabilities Act employment discrimination theory.... More...   $0 (04-09-2018 - CO)

STATE OF KANSAS v. LARRY G. LEDOUX

In December 2016, Ledoux pled guilty in the Johnson County District Court to a single charge of burglary of a dwelling committed in May 2013. About a month after the plea, the district court sentenced him to serve a mitigated 30-month prison sentence and 12 months of postrelease supervision. Ledoux's sentence was based on his new severity level 7 person felony conviction and the category A crimina... More...   $0 (04-07-2018 - KS)

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