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In September 1889, the Georgia legislature granted the Eatonton & Machen Railroad Company a charter to “construct, lay out, maintain, equip and operate a line of railroad from the town of Eatonton, in Putnam county, to the town of Machen, in Jasper county, in this State . . . .” Pls.’ Mot. Summ. J. App. C, at C-4. The railroad’s charter incorporated Section 1689(l) of the Georgia Code, stating: <... More...   $0 (11-21-2017 - )

Brandon Leon Forbes v. State of Tennessee Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Lucy Munoz testified that on February 15, 2013, she and her threeyear-old son were living with her parents and younger brother at their home in Jackson. Lucy recalled that she had gone home in the early afternoon for her lunch break that day. When she pulled into the driveway, Lucy noticed that no one appeared to be home but that the garage door “was probably one-fourth open.” Lucy opened the g... More...   $0 (11-18-2017 - TN)


Peter Belmont, a resident of Wyandotte County, habitually picked up young African-American men in Kansas City, Missouri. Belmont had befriended several men this way. They would do odd jobs and yard work at his home. They would help him with his dogs. Three men became long-term friends: Michael Griffin, Raymond Miller, and Quincy Coleman. Some men Belmont would pick up and take back to his home, an... More...   $0 (11-10-2017 - KS)

Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

These matters are before the court on the respondent’s Petition for Panel
Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc. We also have responses from the petitioner and the
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, in addition to amici curiae briefs from the
United States and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. We also have several motions pending
seeking to file additional amici curiae briefs.
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Ryan Harvey v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Quray Reservation, et al. Utah Supreme Court Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

¶1 The oil and gas industry is a major economic force in the Uintah Basin. This industry relies, to some extent, on access to the Uintah and Ouray Reservation of the Ute Indian Tribe. The plaintiffs allege that, through its ability to restrict the industry’s access to tribal lands, the tribe has held hostage the economy of the non-Indian population.
¶2 Ryan Harvey, a plaintiff and part owner o... More...
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Appellant was inqicted for committing fourteen crimes: eight counts of
first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary, and five counts of
second-degree burglary. These crimes were alleged to have occurred at eight
different locations in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, over a seven-month period,
including twice at one residence. A jury found Appellant guilty of one count
... More...
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United States of America v. Patrick Edwards Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Convicted Felon Sentenced to Eleven Years in Federal Prison for Stealing Firearms from Cargo Train

A federal judge today sentenced a convicted felon to eleven years in prison for stealing more than a hundred firearms from a cargo train on the South Side of Chicago and selling more than a dozen of them.

On April 12, 2015, PATRICK EDWARDS and several acquaintances bur... More...
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Ina M. Collins v. Mary Kay, Inc. Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plaintiff-Appellant Ina M. Collins, who worked as a
beauty consultant in New Jersey for Defendant-Appellee Mary
Kay, Inc. brought this putative class action in the United States
District Court for the District of New Jersey, claiming that
certain Mary Kay policies and practices violated the New
Jersey Wage Payment Law (“NJWPL”). Mary Kay moved to
dismiss the suit on forum n... More...
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The People of the State of California v. Michael Sheppard Santa Clara County Courthouse - San Jose, California

San Jose, CA - Jury Convicts Defendant Who Claimed He Was Too Drunk To Have Intentionally Killed Woman

The People of the State of California charged Michael Hill, age 54, with first-degree murder for killing Bertha Paulsen, who was beaten to death.

Defendant's lawyer claimed that Hill was extremely drunk and could not have formed the mental intent needed to have developed malice... More...
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Maxine Stewart as Personal Representative, etc. v. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County, St Joseph's Health, Real Party in Interest

The petition in this case challenges a trial court order summarily adjudicating a
cause of action under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (the
Act), a cause of action for fraud by concealment, and another for medical battery, while
allowing other claims, including one for medical negligence, to proceed to trial. Stewart
is the representative of Anthony Carter... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher Victor Grupe District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Former Employee of Transcontinental Railroad Company Found Guilty of Damaging Ex-Employer’s Computer Network

A former employee of Canadian Pacific Railway convicted of causing intentional damage to Canadian Pacific’s computer network.

Christopher Victor Grupe, 46, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was charged on April 11, with one count of intentional damage to a prote... More...
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Gregory A. Grice, III v. Anthony McVeigh United States District Court for the Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Plaintiff‐Appellee Gregory A. Grice, III, a 16 year old train enthusiast, was
stopped and handcuffed after the Greenburgh Police Department received a 911
report that someone holding an electronic device was bending down by the
tracks at a rail crossing. After a search of the tracks by the Metropolitan Transit
Authority (“MTA”), the Greenburgh officers turned Grice over to th... More...
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United States of America v. Nathan Diggers United States District Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Convicted Felon Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing 30 Firearms

A convicted felon was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for illegally possessing 30 guns that had been stolen from a shipment of firearms at a railyard on the South Side of Chicago.

NATHAN DRIGGERS possessed the guns on April 12, 2015, at his store in the 12700 block... More...
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Tommy Ernest Swate, M.D. v. Texas Medical Board

Tommy Ernest Swate, M.D., appeals the district court’s judgment affirming the final
order issued by appellee, Texas Medical Board2 (the Board), revoking his license to practice
medicine in Texas. The Board revoked Dr. Swate’s license after determining that he violated the
Texas Medical Practice Act, see Tex. Occ. Code §§ 151.001-169.005 (the Act) and certain Board
rules, see 22 Tex... More...
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Orange County Water District v. Sabic Innovative Plastics US, LLC

The Orange County Water District (District) was created by the California
Legislature to protect and manage groundwater supplies within its territory, which covers
most of Orange County, California. The District and other regulatory agencies have long
been aware of localized groundwater contamination caused by hazardous substance
releases at various sites in the so-called "South Ba... More...
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Aleksei E. Svipidov v. City of San Diego

Aleksei E. Sviridov appeals a judgment after the trial court awarded the City of
San Diego and the San Diego Police Department (collectively the City or defendants)
$90,387.28 in costs. Sviridov contends the City is not entitled to costs based upon
Williams v. Chino Valley Independent Fire Dist. (2015) 61 Cal.4th 97, 99 (Williams),
which held that in actions based upon the Californ... More...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Union Pacific Railroad Company

Union Pacific Railroad challenges
the legal authority of the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission to continue an enforcement action after issuing
a right to sue letter and subsequent resolution of the underlying
charges of discrimination in a private lawsuit. The EEOC
petitioned the district court to enforce its subpoena for Union
Pacific’s employment records related to ... More...
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Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal, Warden, Oklahoma State Penitentirary United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Patrick Dwayne Murphy asserts he was tried in the wrong court. He
challenges the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma state court in which he was convicted of
murder and sentenced to death. He contends he should have been tried in federal
court because he is an Indian and the offense occurred in Indian country. We agree
and remand to the district court to issue a writ of habeas corpus vaca... More...
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Surfinder Foundation v. Martins Beach 1, LLC

Nestled in a cove, sheltered on the north and south by high cliffs, Martins Beach
lacks lateral land access.
The only practical route to Martins Beach is down a road,
known as Martins Beach Road, that leads from Highway 1 in San Mateo County to the
Appellants are two LLCs, Martins Beach 1, LLC and Martins Beach 2, LLC, that
purchased Martins Beach and adjacent ... More...
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Orange County Water District v. Sabic Innovative Plastics US, LLC

The Orange County Water District (District) was created by the California
Legislature to protect and manage groundwater supplies within its territory, which covers
most of Orange County, California. The District and other regulatory agencies have long
been aware of localized groundwater contamination caused by hazardous substance
releases at various sites in the so-called "South Ba... More...
   $0 (08-07-2017 - CA)

Alfonso Ayala v. Randy Dawson

After living for more than a dozen years in a residential unit he claimed he owned,
Alfonso Ayala was evicted by the property owner, Randy Dawson, in an unlawful
detainer action. Ayala defended by attempting to quash service of summons on the
ground he was not a tenant, but instead held equitable title under an oral installment sale
contract for the purchase of property. Dawson cou... More...
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Johnny L. Meadows v. Latshaw Drilling Company, L.L.C.

Latshaw Drilling Co., LLC (Latshaw) terminated the employment of Johnny L. Meadows, who worked on one of its drilling rigs, and 397 other employees when a decrease in oil prices depressed demand for its services. Meadows filed suit on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, alleging that Latshaw, in violation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN Act), con... More...   $0 (08-02-2017 - TX)

San Diego County Water Authority v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) appeals a
judgment holding that the rate it charges for transporting water, or “wheeling,” violates
numerous provisions of law and awarding the San Diego County Water Authority (Water
Authority) substantial damages for having charged that rate in breach of a water
exchange agreement between the two agencies. The Wate... More...
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Richard and Elizabeth Jones, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Sarah Jones v. CSX Transportation, et al.

Savanah, GA - Jury Finds for Plaintiffs On Wrongful Death Negligence Claim Against CSX

Richard and Elizabeth Jones, individually and on behalf of the Estate of Sarah Jones sued CSX Transportation, et al. on negligence theories claiming that the death of their daughter, who was killed when a CSX train, ran into the movie props that had been placed on the CSX track to shoot a scene for a mo... More...
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Rolland Jacks v. City of Santa Barbara

Pursuant to an agreement between Southern California Edison (SCE) and
defendant City of Santa Barbara (the City), SCE includes on its electricity bills to
customers within the City a separate charge equal to 1 percent of SCE‟s gross
receipts from the sale of electricity within the City, and transfers the revenues to
the City. The City contends this separate charge, together w... More...
   $0 (07-17-2017 - CA)

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