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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)

Laur B. v. Wade B. Third Judicial District Courthosue - Anchorage, Alaska

A father requested primary physical custody of his daughter, modifying the previous shared custody arrangement. The mother opposed the change, arguing there had not been a substantial change in circumstances. The superior court ordered a limited custody investigation to resolve a factual dispute related to the change in circumstances, promising a second hearing on the daughter’s best interests. Bu... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - AK)

Tom Donovan Nicolos v. North Slope Borough North Slope Borough of Alaska

The North Slope Borough discharged employee Tom Donovan Nicolos after he made statements that Borough employees interpreted as threats. Nicolos appeals from the superior court’s order approving the Borough Personnel Board’s decision affirming his discharge. He claims that his statements did not constitute threats or other
misconduct under the Borough’s personnel rules and that the Borough fail... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Johnny Lorenzo Wade

The victims, Johnny Shivers; his wife, Chermaine Owens Shivers; their then sixteen-year-old son, Jonathan Shivers; and Ms. Shivers’s twenty-one-year-old son, Markel Owens, lived on Walker Road in Jackson, Tennessee.2 Around 9:30 p.m. on January 15, 2014, their neighbor, Joseph Mosely, was returning home with his family from church when he “saw some guys” standing around a white car. As he was wa... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. JOHN FREDETTE

In 2014, a Superior Court jury convicted the defendant, John Fredette, of murder in the first degree on a theory of felony-murder, with aggravated kidnapping as the 2 predicate felony.1 The jury based their finding of aggravated kidnapping on the third paragraph of the current version of the kidnapping statute, which punishes a kidnapping committed "while armed with a dangerous weapon... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - MA)

Nadine Pellegrino and Harry Waldman v. T.S.A., Nuyriah Abdul-Malik, Laura Labbee, and Denice Kissinger United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In Vanderklok v. United States, 868 F.3d 189 (3d Cir.
2017), we declined to imply a Bivens cause of action against
airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) in part because they “typically are not
law enforcement officers and do not act as such.” Id. at 208.
We now must decide a related question that we anticipated, but
did not resolve, ... More...
   $0 (07-13-2018 - PA)

Tamara Baskin v. Hughes Realty, Inc.

In the underlying action for disability discrimination,
appellant Tamara Baskin alleged that respondent Hughes
Realty, Inc. (Hughes) violated the California Disabled
Persons Act (DPA) (Civ. Code, §§ 54-55.3.) by providing no
designated and accessible path of travel for persons with
disabilities within the parking lot of a grocery store.1
Sppecifically, she alleged that unde... More...
   $0 (07-13-2018 - CA)

Deborah Mclear-Gary v. Emrys Scott Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Deborah McLear-Gary appeals from a judgment declaring her prescriptive and
implied easement extinguished by adverse possession. She contends the trial court erred
in finding that defendants Emrys Scott, Freyja Scott and Sophia Scott (the Scotts)
established an essential element of adverse possession—the “timely” payment of taxes
during the five-year statutory period. (See Code Civ.... More...
   $0 (07-12-2018 - CA)

Jose Luis Morales v. 22nd District Agricultural Association Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In this appeal, we must determine whether a state entity whose employees are
exempt from state law requiring the payment of overtime compensation is nevertheless
required to pay overtime compensation to such employees when the state entity jointly
employs the employees with a non-state employer. Although we concluded in a prior
appeal in this case that the matter should be remanded... More...
   $0 (07-11-2018 - CA)

Richard Paul Fisher v. State Personnel Board

While serving as an administrative law judge for the State Personnel Board (SPB),
Richard Paul Fisher joined the law firm of Simas & Associates as “of counsel.” Simas
& Associates specialized in representing clients facing administrative actions, including
those heard by the SPB. Indeed, the Simas law firm represented a CalTrans employee in
a high-profile case that was being heard ... More...
   $0 (07-10-2018 - CA)

State of Vermont v. Liana M. Roy Vermont Supreme Court

The central question in this case is whether a parent may be
convicted of custodial interference under 13 V.S.A. § 2451 for interfering with the custody of the
Department for Children and Families (DCF) in the absence of a court order specifying the
schedule and limitations of the parent’s visitation. Defendant Liana Roy was convicted of
custodial interference for taking her ... More...
   $0 (07-09-2018 - VT)

State v. Michael Patino

A little after five o’clock in the evening on Sunday, October 4, 2009, a six-year-old boy
named Marco Nieves was pronounced dead at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. According to the
autopsy performed by then-Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Rhode Island, Thomas
Gilson, M.D., the cause of death was peritonitis, which is a medical term that describes
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inflammation aro... More...
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Manmett S. Padda v. The Superior Court of Riverside County, GI Excellence, Inc., Real Parties in Interest

In this matter, we have reviewed the petition, its exhibits, and the letter response
filed by real parties in interest (hereafter real parties). We have determined that
resolution of the matter involves the application of settled principles of law, and that the
equities favor petitioners. We conclude that issuance of a peremptory writ in the first
instance is therefore appropriate.... More...
   $0 (07-09-2018 - CA)

Dominique Lopez, a Minor, etc. v. Sony Electronics, Inc.

When a child is allegedly harmed by in utero exposure to hazardous
chemicals, which statute of limitations applies: that for toxic exposure claims
(Code Civ. Proc., § 340.8, subd. (a)),
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answer determines the viability of this lawsuit. Because the toxic exposure statute
was more recently enacted, and its language plainly encompasses... More...
   $0 (07-08-2018 - CA)

In the Matter of the Guardianship of E.C., A Minor Child

On August 9, 2016, the maternal grandparents of E.C., petitioned the court to be appointed as E.C.'s guardians. D.P., E.C.'s mother, had died of cancer on July 28, 2016. Grandparents alleged that they were fit to serve as E.C.'s guardians partly because E.C. had been living with them since she was six months old. Grandparents also asserted that D.C., E.C.'s biological father, had no bond with E.C.... More...   $0 (07-07-2018 - KS)

Richard Paul Fisher v. State Personnel Board

While serving as an administrative law judge for the State Personnel Board (SPB),
Richard Paul Fisher joined the law firm of Simas & Associates as “of counsel.” Simas
& Associates specialized in representing clients facing administrative actions, including
those heard by the SPB. Indeed, the Simas law firm represented a CalTrans employee in
a high-profile case that was being heard ... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - CA)

Barry S. Jameson v. Taddese Desta

Under California’s in forma pauperis doctrine and Government Code
section 68086, subdivision (b),1 a person who because of limited financial
resources qualifies for a waiver of initial court filing fees is entitled, as well, to a
waiver of fees for the attendance of an official court reporter at a hearing or trial.
In this case, however, although plaintiff Barry Jameson (hereafter ... More...
   $0 (07-06-2018 - CA)

The State of New Hampshire v. Bailey P. Serpa

The defendant, Bailey P. Serpa, appeals an order of the Superior Court (Howard, J.), requiring him to register as a sexual offender. On appeal, the defendant argues that registration as a sexual offender for a conviction of violating RSA 649-B:4 is contrary to the manifest objectives of RSA 632-A:4 and violates constitutional requirements that all penalties be proportional to the offense. We aff... More...   $0 (07-04-2018 - NH)

Cintas Corp. No. 2 v. Becker Property Services LLC

Becker Property Services LLC ("Becker") and Cintas Corporation No. 2 ("Cintas") executed a contract containing indemnification and choice-of-law provisions. A dispute arose over whether the contract entitles Cintas to indemnification for damages caused by its own negligence. To answer that question, we must also resolve a threshold dispute: As between Wisconsin and Ohio, which law provid... More...   $0 (07-04-2018 - WI)

Carlos Juarez v. Wash Depot Holdings, Inc.

A company provides its employees with a handbook setting
forth its employment policies. The handbook is written in
English and Spanish. The handbook requires arbitration of
employment disputes and denies an employee's right to bring an
action under the California Private Attorneys General Act
(PAGA). The English version states that the denial of the right
to bring a PAGA ac... More...
   $0 (07-04-2018 - CA)

Kohner Properties, Inc. v. Latasha Johnson Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

Latasha Johnson appeals a judgment entered in favor of Kohner Properties, Inc., in a rent-and-possession action. She argues the circuit court erroneously barred her from asserting the implied warranty of habitability as an affirmative defense and counterclaim because she remained in possession of the premises without depositing her unpaid rent to the circuit court in custodia legis, which is “trad... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. John Patrice Hale Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Los Angeles, CA - South L.A. Man Pleads Guilty to Making Online Threats to Kill L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Personnel at the Inglewood Courthouse

A South Los Angeles man who made a series of online threats to kill law enforcement personnel and others at the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Inglewood Courthouse, a nearby school, and a private business pled guilty on July 2, 2018 to a fed... More...
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BRIAN K. ALLISON vs. STATE OF IOWA SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

A jury convicted Brian Allison of three counts of sexual abuse in the third degree in 2011. He appealed his conviction. In his direct appeal, Allison argued the district court erred in not granting him a new trial based upon the weight of the evidence under Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.24(2)(b)(6). Among other things, Allison noted the victim, his stepdaughter, initially denied the abuse, ... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BION BLAKE INGRAM SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

At about 6:39 a.m. on October 30, 2015, a police officer pulled over Bion Ingram, who was driving on Highway 14 in Newton, Iowa. The officer had noticed the vehicle’s license plate was not illuminated as required. After speaking with Ingram, the officer also noticed the
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vehicle’s registration sticker did not match its license plate—the vehicle’s actual registration had expired in 2... More...
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Kele Young v. California Fish and Game Commissioner United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff and appellant Kele Young, owner and operator of the Magic Jungle
Wildlife Preserve, a wildlife sanctuary located in Lucerne Valley, appeals the denial of
her petition for writ of mandate (Writ) brought against respondents and defendants
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California Fish and Game Commission (Commisssion); California Department of Fish
and Wildlife (Department); Charlton H. Bonham, Dir... More...
   $0 (07-03-2018 - CA)

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