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Kimberly Flanagan v. Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Kimberly Flanagan says that two coworkers
threatened her life because she previously had sued their
shared employer—the Cook County Adult Probation Department—
for discrimination and retaliation. She brought the
present action against the Department, asserting retaliation
under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a), based on the hostile
2 No. 16-1927
work environment engend... More...
   $0 (06-17-2018 - IL)

Dawn D. Turnbull v. Lucerne Valley Unified School District

Plaintiff and respondent Dawn D. Turnbull sued defendants and appellants the
Lucerne Valley Unified School District (LVUSD), Tom Courtney, Suzette Davis, John
Buchanan, and Keri Gasper. Turnbull brought causes of action for (1) disclosing her
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private medical information (Civ. Code, § 1798.63); (2) invading her privacy (Pen.
Code, § 637.2); (3) interfering with her constituti... More...
   $0 (06-14-2018 - CA)

Marie Gillispie v. Regional Care Hospital Partners, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We are asked to determine whether the District Court
erred in dismissing a claim under the “whistleblower”
protection provision of the Emergency Medical Treatment and
Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”), 42 U.S.C. § 1395dd. The
dispute here arises from Marie Gillispie’s allegations that the
Southwest Regional Medical Center (the “Medical Center”)
terminated her employment because s... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - PA)

State of Vermont v. William Schenk Vermont Supreme Court

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 cour... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - VT)

ANTHONY MOSCATIELLO vs STATE OF FLORIDA

On February 6, 2001, Gus Boulis, a successful businessman, left his office in Broward County around 9 p.m. As he was heading south on Miami Road, a car stopped in front of him. Boulis stopped his vehicle, and another car pulled in behind Boulis so that he was boxed in. An innocent bystander was in a third car that stopped behind the first two cars. A red Jetta pulled up behind the bystander’s ... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

Adrian Camacho v. Target Corporation

Plaintiff Adrian Camacho appeals from a judgment entered after the trial court
granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Target Corporation (Target) on
Camacho's causes of action for discrimination based on sexual orientation, harassment
causing a hostile work environment, failure to prevent harassment and discrimination,
retaliation, constructive termination in violation of ... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHAEL MCLEAN

The instant appeal arose from an incident that occurred on June 15, 2017, near
Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland. The two victims in this case, Utpalendu Kabasi and
Mihir Trivedi, were walking eastbound from Reserve Square. As the victims were walking,
they were approached by a male that was later identified as appellant. Appellant became
aggressive with the vic... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - OH)

Jamie Mahm v. Jefferson County, State of Missouri Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Jamie L. Mahn brought a First Amendment patronage-discharge claim under
42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Jefferson County, Missouri; Howard Lee Wagner
(“Howard”), individually and in his official capacity as circuit clerk of Missouri’s
23rd Judicial Circuit; Howard Wesley Wagner (“Wes”), individually and in his
official capacity as county clerk/election authority of Jefferson County; and M... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MO)

Mary McDonald v. City of Wichita, Kansas, Gary Rebenstorf District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Mary McDonald appeals the district court’s entry of judgment after a jury
verdict in favor of defendants on her Title VII retaliation claim. She argues that the
jury was improperly instructed on the legal standard for retaliation. Exercising
jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.
I
McDonald served as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Wichita, Kansas, under
the super... More...
   $0 (06-01-2018 - KS)

Linda Mys v. Michigan Department of State Police Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

In an opinion filed on March 28, 2018, we affirmed a jury’s award of $350,000 in favor of Linda Mys, a former desk sergeant with the Michigan Department of State Police (the Department). Mys v. Mich. Dep’t of State Police, 886 F.3d 591, 594 (6th Cir. 2018) (Mys II). At issue in the case was Sgt. Mys’s temporary reassignment to a new post followed by a permanent transfer to another, more distant on... More...   $0 (05-31-2018 - MI)

Thomas M. Cannon v. Village of Bald Head Island United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

In August 2014, the Village of Bald Head Island, N.C. (“Bald Head”), fired Plaintiffs Thomas Cannon, Jesse Conner, Donald Koons, and Nicholas Terrell (collectively, the “Officers”)—who worked for Bald Head’s Department of Public Safety (the “Department”)—for the content of messages the Officers sent in a private text-message chain. Approximately one year later, the Officers filed suit against Bald... More...   $0 (05-30-2018 - NC)

James Harold Moon v. The State of Texas

Land Surveyor Trevor Trentham testified that on July 5, 2016, he and his partner were
attempting to survey a piece of property located in Fannin County. The property was located north
of Moon’s property. Due to problems with completing the survey, Trentham moved to Moon’s
property “to solve the boundary of the property [he was] working on.” While Trentham was
working on the ... More...
   $0 (05-30-2018 - TX)

Michael Kevin Adams v. The State of Texas

The indictment in this case alleged in part that on September 9, 2013, appellant
intentionally caused the death of the complainant, N.L., by shooting her with a firearm while “in
the course of committing or attempting to commit the offense of retaliation” against her.
A. Pretrial Motion to Suppress Results of Inventory Search of Vehicle
Prior to trial, appellant filed a moti... More...
   $0 (05-30-2018 - TX)

Holly B. Geraci v. Union Square Condominium Association Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

This appeal arises from a Fair Housing
Act (“FHA”) failure to accommodate and retaliation claim.
A jury found in favor of the defendant, Union Square Condominium
Association (“Union Square”). The plaintiff, Holly
Geraci, now appeals asserting that the district court errone2
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ously instructed the jury as to the elements for her retaliation
claim, and err... More...
   $0 (05-27-2018 - IL)

Monty Bauch v. Richland County Children Services Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Defendant Holly Hartman (“Hartman”) appeals from the
judgment entered by the district court denying her motion for summary judgment on Count Four
of Plaintiffs’ complaint. For the reasons set forth below, we REVERSE the judgment of the
district court and REMAND the case to the district court for proceedings consistent with this
opinion.
I. BACKGROUND
This case arises out of... More...
   $0 (05-26-2018 - OH)

Martha Kinard v. Dish Network Corporation Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

The Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board sued DISH Network Corp., seeking an injunction against unilateral changes to employee wages during collective bargaining. The district court granted the injunction in part. Both DISH and the Board appealed. We AFFIRM.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
DISH Network Corp. is a satellite television provider with production facilities... More...
   $0 (05-25-2018 - TX)

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)

Martha Kinard v. Dish Network Corporation Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

The Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board sued DISH Network Corp., seeking an injunction against unilateral changes to employee wages during collective bargaining. The district court granted the injunction in part. Both DISH and the Board appealed. We AFFIRM.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
DISH Network Corp. is a satellite television provider with production facilities... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - TX)

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)

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