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Robert C. Livingston v. Catherine Livingston Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This suit arises from the acrimonious relationship between Catherine Livingston and her step-son, Robert Livingston. Catherine sued Robert for assault, false imprisonment, and infliction of emotional distress. A jury found that Robert
had not assaulted or falsely imprisoned Catherine, but it did find that Robert had intentionally inflicted severe emotional distress on Catherine and that ... More...
   $0 (09-21-2017 - TX)

Robert Jude Wilber v. Robert Curtis; Brian Kinsella; Michael Rogers Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This appeal concerns a challenge
to a summary judgment ruling that dismissed a lawsuit that a
Massachusetts property owner brought against three police
officers. The suit addressed the owner's arrest for actions that
he took in connection with his objection to the clearing of
vegetation on his property by the work crew for an electrical
utility, which held an easement to th... More...
   $0 (09-21-2017 - MA)

San Bruno Committee For Economic Justice v. City of San Bruno, San Bruno Hotels, LLC

Plaintiffs San Bruno Committee for Economic Justice, Unite Here Local 2, Mary
Dowden, Leif Paulsen, Sheral Marshall, Beatriz Johnston, Kathleen Semenza, Lilibeth
Bonifacio, and Molly Gomez appeal from the order and judgment of the trial court
denying their petition for peremptory writ of mandate. Plaintiffs had unsuccessfully
sought to place a referendum on the ballot concerning a ... More...
   $0 (09-20-2017 - CA)

Richard Healy v. Cox Communications, Inc. United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Cox Cable subscribers cannot access premium cable services—features such as
interactive program guides, pay-per-view programming, and recording or rewinding
capabilities—unless they also rent a set-top box from Cox. Dissatisfied with this
arrangement, a class of plaintiffs in Oklahoma City (“Plaintiffs”) sued Cox under the
antitrust laws. They alleged that Cox had illegally tied ca... More...
   $0 (09-20-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Osage Wind, LLC; Enel Kansas, LLC; Enel Green Power North America, Inc. United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

This case presents the question whether a large-scale excavation project—
which involved the excavation, modification, and use of rock and soil during the
installation of wind turbines—constituted “mining” under the pertinent federal
regulations that address mineral development on Indian land. When an entity
engages in “mining” of minerals owned by the Osage Nation, a federally app... More...
   $0 (09-19-2017 - OK)

Respect Life South San Francisco v. City of South San Francisco, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc, Real Party in Interest

The City of South San Francisco approved a conditional-use permit allowing an
office building to be converted to a medical clinic for use by Planned Parenthood Mar
Monte, Inc. (Planned Parenthood), the real party in interest. The City determined that its
consideration of the permit was categorically exempt from the California Environmental
Quality Act, Public Resources Code section... More...
   $0 (09-19-2017 - CA)

City of Jenks v. Thomas William, et al.

Tulsa, OK - City of Jenks v. Thomas William, Rena Lou Hollard Trust, Dennis Semler, Board of County Commissioners of Tulsa County

Filed Date: 05/12/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
De... More...
   $390000 (09-18-2017 - OK)

State of Oklahoma, ex rel. Department of Transportation v. Fine Outdoor Advertising, Inc. Rogers County Courthouse - Claremore, Oklahoma

Claremore, OK - State of Oklahoma, ex rel. Department of Transportation v. Fine Outdoor Advertising, Inc.

Filed By: State of Oklahoma ex rel
Filed Date: 01/04/2012
Party Name Disposition Information
Plaintiff: State of Oklahoma ex rel Disposed: JUDGEMENT ENTERED, 09/18/2017. Judge
Date Code Description Count ... More...
   $193250 (09-18-2017 - OK)

Jesse C. Burciaga; Edna K. Burciaga v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

The Burciagas defaulted on their home equity loan in 2011. In 2013,
Deutsche Bank filed a foreclosure suit in Texas state court. Without holding a
hearing—as required by Texas law—the state court entered a foreclosure
order. Although Texas law expressly required that any challenge to the
foreclosure order be made in a separate, original proceeding, the Burciagas
moved to vacate... More...
   $0 (09-18-2017 - TX)

Sandra Slater v. United States Steel Corporation Eleventh Circuit - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

When an individual files for bankruptcy, he must file sworn disclosures listing his debts and his assets, including any pending civil claims, and identifying any lawsuits he has filed against others. Occasionally, a plaintiff who has a pending civil lawsuit fails to list the claims or lawsuit in these disclosures. In omitting this information, the plaintiff effectively takes inconsistent positions... More...   $0 (09-18-2017 - AL)

United States of America ex rel Donald Little and Kurosh Motaghed v. Triumph Gear Systems, Inc. United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

This appeal arises from the efforts of several whistleblowers to navigate the
procedural minefield of the False Claims Act (FCA). See 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733. In
2012, Joe Blyn commenced this FCA action by filing a sealed complaint in the district
court. The complaint named Donald Little as Blyn’s counsel of record. Months later,
Little filed an amended complaint that named himself ... More...
   $0 (09-18-2017 - UT)

David Hovannisian v. First American Title Insurance Company

David and Linda Hovannisian purchased property from Wells Fargo Bank (Wells
Fargo) at a foreclosure sale. Several months later they discovered there was a first
priority deed of trust on the property that had not been extinguished by the foreclosure.
The Hovannisians sued Wells Fargo for intentional and negligent misrepresentation based
on a statement in Wells Fargo‟s... More...
   $0 (09-17-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Troy Allen Wyatt Federal Courthouse - Medford, Oregon

Medford, OR - Brookings Man Receives Federal Prison Sentence for Manufacturing Hash Oil and Endangering Human Life

United States District Court Judge Michael J. McShane sentenced Troy Allen Wyatt, 44, to 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to manufacturing hash oil and endangering human life. Wyatt currently resides in Brookings, Oregon.

According to court documents, Wyat... More...
   $0 (09-17-2017 - OR)

United States of America v. David Michael Kapaun Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

San Diego, CA - Former Deputy Chief of Staff at Special Operations Command, Pacific, Sentenced for Lying about his Relationship with Foreign Defense Contractor in Massive Navy Bribery Investigation

A former U.S. Navy Commander was sentenced to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators to conceal his illicit decades-long relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis, the foreign defense con... More...
   $0 (09-17-2017 - HI)

Melissa Mays v. City of Flint, Michigan Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This case arises out of the drinking-water
crisis in Flint, Michigan. The Plaintiffs are residents of the City of Flint who represent
themselves and seek to represent a class of similarly situated individuals. They allege that they
have been harmed since April 2014 by the toxic condition of the Flint water supply. The
Plaintiffs filed suit against several City and State officials i... More...
   $0 (09-16-2017 - MI)

Sharp Image Gaming, Inc. v. Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians

In this case, we reverse a judgment related to contractual claims that are
preempted by the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA).
Defendant Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (the Tribe) appeals from a
judgment after trial in favor of plaintiff Sharp Image Gaming, Inc. (Sharp Image), in
plaintiff’s breach of contract action stemming from a deal to develop a casino on the
Trib... More...
   $0 (09-16-2017 - CA)

Phillips Construction, LLC v. Stone Bluff Ventures, LLC and Nark Agee Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Phillips Construction, LLC v. Stone Bluff Ventures, LLC and Nark Agee

Filed Date: 05/03/2011
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: AGEE, MARK Disposed: DISMISSED - SETTLED, 09/15/2017. Dismissed- Settled
Defendant: STONE BLUFF VENTURES LLC Dispos... More...
   $0 (09-15-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Ben Leske Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma, WA - Final Defendant Sentenced in Pierce Commercial Mortgage Fraud Investigation - Fifteen Defendants ranging from VP to Loan Officers Sentenced for Fraud that Resulted in Bank Collapse

The final defendant in a long running investigation of mortgage fraud at Pierce Commercial Bank was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. Betw... More...
   $0 (09-15-2017 - WA)

SPILLER MCPROUD V. CHARLES SILLER Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

We address the bankruptcy code’s provision on claims for
pre-petition attorneys’ fees, 11 U.S.C. § 502(b)(4).
Charles Siller has been litigating with his brothers over
his interest in the family business since 1982. The family
business, Siller Brothers, Inc., held among its assets some 500
pieces of real estate, and Siller owned 40% of the stock. By
2001, Siller B... More...
   $0 (09-15-2017 - CA)

ASSN. DES ELEVEURS DE CANARDS V. XAVIER BECERRA Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

In 2004, California passed legislation to prohibit the practice of force-feeding ducks or geese to produce foie gras, an expensive delicacy made from their liver. California determined that the force-feeding process, which typically involves inserting a 10- to 12-inch metal or plastic tube into the bird’s esophagus to deliver large amounts of concentrated food, is cruel and inhumane. The state the... More...   $0 (09-15-2017 - CA)

Margaret Mullendore v. City of Belding, Michigan, et al. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Margaret Mullendore served as the City Manager for the City of Belding, Michigan. In January 2015, she notified the members of Belding’s City Council—all five of whom are defendants—that she would be taking time off due
to a surgery and indicated that she would be able to work remotely while recovering. While she
was away from the office, the city council voted to terminate her employment,... More...
   $0 (09-15-2017 - OH)

The Law Offices of John S. Young, P.C. v. Michael Deadman, Temporary Administrator of The Estate of John Edward Sullivan, Deceased

The Law Offices of John S. Young, P.C.1 appeals from the trial court’s final summary
judgment dismissing its claims against Michael Deadman, temporary administrator of the estate of
John Edward Sullivan. In four issues, the Law Office contends that the trial court erred in granting
summary judgment in Deadman’s favor. We will affirm the trial court’s summary judgment.
   $0 (09-15-2017 - TX)

Francis Michael Lynch v. Donna Falcon Lynch

Michael Lynch1 appeals from a final default divorce decree, dissolving his marriage to Donna Falcon Lynch. In 16 issues, Michael challenges the provisions in the divorce decree that divide the marital estate, award Donna appellate
1 Because the record indicates that Francis Michael Lynch prefers to use his middle name, Michael, we refer to him as Michael.
attorney’s fees, require Mic... More...
   $0 (09-15-2017 - TX)

George Diego v. City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles (the City) appeals from a judgment
against it following a jury trial in a discrimination action brought
by two officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD or
the Department). The two officers, George Diego and Allan
Corrales (the Officers), respondents in this appeal, are both
Hispanic. They claim that they suffered discrimination within
the ... More...
   $0 (09-14-2017 - CA)

Roff Arden and bobbi Arden v. Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., et al.

This case involves claims of breaches of fiduciary duty and
legal malpractice against lawyers hired to defend insureds in a civil action where
the insurance company provided the defense.^ The insureds claim the lawyers
violated their professional responsibilities by failing to disclose a potential conflict
^ The Court of Appeals and the parties in their briefing characterized the i... More...
   $0 (09-14-2017 - WA)

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