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State of Ohio v. Tyrik M. McDonald-Glasco

By indictment filed October 13, 2016, plaintiff-appellee, State of Ohio, charged McDonald-Glasco with one count of murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02, an unspecified felony; one count of felony murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02, an unspecified felony; and one count of intimidation of a witness in a criminal case in violation of R.C. 2921.04, a third-degree felony. Both murder charges carried a... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - ME)

Mark Burns v. Daniel P. Martuscello, Jr., et al. Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

12 Plaintiff‐Appellant Mark Burns appeals from a February 10, 2015 decision
13 and order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
14 York (Kahn, J.), adopting the report‐recommendation of the magistrate judge
15 (Hummel, M.J.) in its entirety, and granting summary judgment to defendants.
16 Burns brought several Section 1983 claims, alleging ... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - NY)

Bryan Blue v. California Office of the Inspector General

This appeal challenges the trial court’s partial denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed

1 Undesignated statutory references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. SLAPP is
an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”
2
at causes of action arising out of the manner in which... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. University of California, San Diego Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against University of California, San Diego

The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with the University of California, San Diego. The settlement resolves the Department’s investigation into whether the University’s Resource Management and Planning Vice Chancellor Area... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - CA)

Dustin Lee Osborne v. The State of Texas Texas Third District Court of Appeals

While Paige Gerber and her cousin Savannah Hardy were drinking beer by the pool at the
apartment complex where Hardy lived, Gerber spoke with Ralph Michael Lopez through an
internet chatroom. A short time later, Lopez brought some methamphetamine to the pool of the
apartment complex. After snorting the methamphetamine and hanging out at the pool for an hour
or two, Lopez drov... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - TX)

Michael Alan Sands v. The State of Texas

In March 2011, then six-year-old Anna made an outcry of sexual abuse against Michael
Alan Sands, her mother’s ex-boyfriend.1 As a result of Anna’s allegations, a Hunt County jury
found Sands guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child2 and one count of indecency
with a child by contact.3 After finding that he had previously been convicted of a felony offense,
... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

James Davis v. County of Fresno

James Davis was dismissed from his employment as a supervising
juvenile correctional officer based on findings of insubordination, discourteous treatment
of a subordinate, wrongfully assuming supervisorial duties over his wife despite several
admonitions to the contrary, exaggerating the hours he worked on multiple time cards,
and other misconduct. Davis’s administrative appeal of ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - CA)

State of Vermont v. William Schenk

Defendant William Schenk was charged with two counts of
disorderly conduct, in violation of 13 V.S.A. § 1026(a)(1), in connection with the distribution of
Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers in the City of Burlington. For each count, the State charged that
the penalty should be enhanced under 13 V.S.A. § 1455 because the crime was hate-motivated.
Defendant appeals the trial cou... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - VT)

David Rodriguez v. The State of Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

The assault took place during a late-night barbecue. Yvette Talamantes picked up
Appellant, her boyfriend, late in the evening and the couple drove to a friend’s house for a cookout.
Once at the barbecue, Appellant began socializing with another guest, Ruben Estrada, the cousin
of the hostess. As the evening progressed, Yvette began to worry Appellant would attempt to buy
me... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - TX)

Marcus Shedd v. The State of Texas COURT OF APPEALS TWELFTH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT TYLER, TEXAS

In two separate cases, Appellant was charged by indictment with (1) one count of forgery, a third degree felony, punishable by not less than two years but not more than ten years imprisonment, and (2) one count of obstruction or retaliation, a third degree felony, punishable by not less than two years but not more than ten years imprisonment.1 In each case, the State filed a notice of intent to s... More...   $0 (04-30-2018 - TX)

Taylor Scott v. Gino Morena Enterprises, LLC Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Taylor Scott appeals from the grant of summary
judgment in favor of her former employer, Gino Morena
Enterprises, LLC (“GME”). Scott sued GME alleging
sexual harassment and retaliation under state law. The
parties stipulated to the dismissal of Scott’s state law claims
and Scott’s filing of an amended complaint asserting claims
under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 196... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - CA)

Dr. Robert Katz v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Cleveland, OH - Dr. Robert Katz, age 77, sued the Cleveland Clinic Foundation on a civil rights violation theory claiming that he was discriminated against by the Defendant because of his age. He claimed that he was pressured to retire because of his age and that his patients were assigned to younger doctors.

The defenses asserted by Cleveland Clinic are not available.

04/27/201... More...
   $26400000 (04-28-2018 - OH)

Dale E. Kleber v. CareFusion Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

The key provision of the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 prohibits
employment practices that discriminate intentionally against
older workers, and prohibits employment practices that have
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a disparate impact on older workers. 29 U.S.C. § 623(a)(1),
(a)(2); Smith v. City of Jackson, 544 U.S. 228 (2005). The central
issue in this appeal is ... More...
   $0 (04-27-2018 - IL)

ERIC BENARD ROUNDS v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Eric Rounds appeals from the sentencing order entered by the Pulaski County Circuit Court after a conditional plea of guilty. He challenges the court’s denial of his motion to suppress. We reverse and remand.
On November 26, 2016, Rounds was stopped by Little Rock police officer, Sergeant Jeffrey Plunkett, and a firearm was found in Rounds’s possession. He had a prior felony convi... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - AR)

Sara Sampra v. United States Department of Transportation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Sara Sampra sued her employer,
the United States Department of Transportation, alleging that
it interfered with her rights under the Family and Medical
Leave Act by reassigning her to a different position after she
returned from childbirth leave. The district court granted
summary judgment for the defendant on the merits, finding
that Sampra was offered essentially the same... More...
   $0 (04-24-2018 - IL)

Robin Prince-Rivers v. Federal Express Ground; Randstad Temporary Agency Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Plaintiff Robin Prince-Rivers sued defendants Federal Express Ground (“FedEx”) and Randstad Temporary Agency (“Randstad”), alleging employment discrimination. The district court granted the defendants’ separate motions to dismiss. We affirm.
* Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumsta... More...
   $0 (04-24-2018 - TX)

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio v. Lance Himes Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Enacted in 2016, Ohio Revised Code § 3701.034
requires the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to ensure that all funds it receives through six
non-abortion-related federal health programs are not used to contract with any entity that
performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions, or becomes or continues to be an affiliate of any
entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortion... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - OH)

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTION V. ANNETTE BARNES Arkansas Supreme Court

Barnes alleged in her complaint that she was terminated from her position with the
ACC for protesting discriminatory actions on behalf of her employer and participating in
an investigation designed to discover further discrimination. She alleged that her
termination was a violation of the Arkansas Whistle-Blower Act (“AWBA”) and asked for
damages, reinstatement, attorneys’ fees... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

Robert Alan Hawkins v. The State of Texas

Robert Alan Hawkins was charged by indictment with the offense of retaliation. The
Honorable Eddie Northcutt, trial judge for the 8th Judicial District Court, was named as the victim
in the case. He also impaneled the grand jury that returned the indictment against Hawkins.
Following a jury trial, Hawkins was found guilty of the charged offense and sentenced to five
years’ i... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - TX)

RAKESH SRIVASTAVA and SHARMILA SHANKAR, Appellants, v. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, a/k/a UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER, a/k/a STATE OF KANSAS (HARTMUT JAESCHKE, CODY TULLY, PAUL TERRANOVA, and ROY JENSEN University of Kansas

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava and Dr. Sharmila Shankar, who are husband and wife, both worked for the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). For different reasons, KUMC terminated Dr. Srivastava's and Dr. Shankar's employment. Believing that they were wrongfully terminated, Dr. Srivastava and Dr. Shankar sued University of Kansas (KU), as the institutional organization governing KUMC. Later, howeve... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

Jud Waymond Smith v. The State of Texas

On February 14, 2015, Smith was arrested for the offense of driving while intoxicated
(DWI).1 During the drive to the Upshur County Jail, Smith was extremely belligerent toward the
arresting officer, Brandon Love. Smith argued continuously with Love, and he repeatedly stated
that he did not have to listen to anything Love was explaining to him. When Love asked Smith if
he wo... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

Margaret Herster; Scott Sullivan v. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, et al. Middle District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Margaret Herster (“Herster”) and her husband Scott Sullivan
(“Sullivan”) appeal the dismissal of their claims against the Board of
Supervisors of Louisiana State University (“LSU”) related to alleged gender
discrimination. Prior to the jury trial for this case, the district court granted
LSU’s motion for summary judgment dismissing Herster’s Louisiana state law
spoliation claim... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - LA)

Peter Ernsky v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

New Haven, CT - Peter Ernsky sued Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. on an employment discrimination.

03/16/2018 31 RESPONSE TO by Peter Ernsky filed by Peter Ernsky. (McMinn, Michael) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
03/16/2018 32 NOTICE by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. re 27 Order,,,, Statement re Order to Show Cause (Curtin, Matthew) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
04/04/2018 33 ORDER. The Cour... More...
   $0 (04-04-2018 - CT)

Ex parte Damian Chris Mandola

In its indictment charging Mandola with the offense, the State alleged that:
On or about the 5th day of April, 2014, in Hays County, Texas, the Defendant, Damian Mandola, did then and there intentionally or knowingly threaten Jeffrey Ogle with imminent bodily injury and did then and there use or exhibit a deadly weapon, to-wit: a knife, and or a hammer or mallet, during the commission of said ... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - TX)

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