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Tortious Interference Law
 
Mesa Shopping Center-East, LLC v. Robert O. Hill

“[T]he party prevailing on the contract” in a breach of contract action is entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees if the contract “specifically provides” for such recovery. (Civ. Code, § 1717, subd. (a); see Code Civ. Proc., § 1033.5, subd. (a)(10)(A).) But “there shall be no prevailing party” if “an action has been voluntarily dismissed” (Civ. Code, § 1717, subd. (b)(2)),... More...   $0 (12-23-2014 - CA)

Alphonso Myers v. Knight Protective Service, Inc.

After Alphonso Myers suffered a workplace injury, he sought and obtained
social security disability benefits on the ground that he was unable to work. But
while claiming as much before the Social Security Administration it turns out
Mr. Myers was also applying for and winning a job as an armed security guard
with Knight Protective Service. As part of the application process, Knight... More...
   $0 (12-22-2014 - OK)

Wendolyn Messner v. Mark L. Boon

Wendolyn Messner, as the administratrix of the estate of Delbert M. Messner, filed suit May 14, 2013, against an attorney, alleging that the attorney had been negligent and had breached his fiduciary duty in the attorney’s legal representation of both Delbert (during his lifetime) and the executrix of his estate, Juanita Bengel (Delbert’s niece), after Delbert’s demise. The trial court grant... More...   $0 (12-19-2014 - TX)

Adriana Gianturco Saltonstall v. City of Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team, have played at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly called Arco Arena) since 1988. In January 2013, the team’s then owners entered into a tentative agreement to sell the Sacramento Kings to a group of investors in Seattle, Washington. Seeking to keep the team in Sacramento, the City of Sacramento (City) partnered with Sacramento Basketball Holding... More...   $0 (12-18-2014 - CA)

Southern California Gas Company v. Patrick Flannery

Plaintiff and respondent Southern California Gas Company (SCGC) filed a
complaint in interpleader against defendant and appellant Patrick Flannery and his former
attorney. SCGC filed a motion for discharge from the interpleader action and an award
of attorney fees under Code of Civil Procedure section 386.61 (the “Discharge Motion”)
and Flannery filed a special motion to strike... More...
   $0 (12-16-2014 - CA)

Michelle Kosilek v. Luis S. Spencer

This case involves important
issues that arise under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution. We are asked to determine whether the district court
erred in concluding that the Massachusetts Department of Correction
("DOC") has violated the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause of the
Eighth Amendment by providing allegedly inadequate medical care to
prisoner Michelle Ko... More...
   $0 (12-16-2014 - MA)

Taylor Bell v. Itawamba County School Board

This appeal raises a First Amendment challenge to a public high school student=s suspension and transfer to alternative school for his off-campus posting on the Internet of a rap song criticizing, with vulgar and violent lyrics, two named male athletic coaches for sexually harassing female students at his school. The aspiring student rapper, Taylor Bell, composed the song off campus, recorded it a... More...   $0 (12-12-2014 - MS)

State of Oklahoma v. Jason Alan Caldwell

Tulsa,OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Jason Alan Caldwell with:

Count # 1.
Count as Filed: ABDOM, DOMESTIC ASSAULT & BATTERY BY STRANGULATION, in violation of 21 O.S. 644 J
Date of Offense: 02/16/2014

Party Name

Disposition Information

CALDWELL, JASON ALAN
Disposed: DISMISSED, 12/11/2014. Dismissed- Request of the State
Count as Disposed: DOME... More...
   $0 (12-11-2014 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Jason Alan Caldwell

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Jason Alan Caldwell with:

Count # 1.
Count as Filed: ABDOM, DOMESTIC ASSAULT & BATTERY BY STRANGULATION, in violation of 21 O.S. 644 J
Date of Offense: 02/16/2014

Party Name

Disposition Information

CALDWELL, JASON ALAN
Disposed: DISMISSED, 12/11/2014. Dismissed- Request of the State
Count as Disposed: DOM... More...
   $0 (12-11-2014 - OK)

Anthony Gibson v. Jeffrey Kilpatrick

The Supreme Court has vacated the judgment in this case and remanded for further consideration in light of Lane v. Franks, 573 U.S. ---, 134 S. Ct. 2369 (2014). While serving as the Chief of Police in Drew, Mississippi, Anthony Gibson reported Mayor Jeffrey Kilpatrick to outside law enforcement agencies for misuse of the city gasoline card. Months later, Kilpatrick began issuing written reprimands... More...   $0 (12-11-2014 - MS)

Diversified Striping Systems, Inc. v. Joe Kraus

¶1 Diversified Striping Stystems, Inc. (Diversified) appeals the
district court’s dismissal of its tort claims against Joe Kraus; FLJ,
LLC; and National Striping (collectively, Kraus) on grounds of
forum non conveniens. We reverse and remand for additional
findings.
¶2 On March 2, 2012, Diversified filed a complaint against
Kraus in Utah’s Third District Court, allegi... More...
   $0 (12-11-2014 - UT)

State of Utah v. Shannon Stewart

¶1 Defendant Shannon Stewart appeals her conviction for
possession or use of a controlled substance, a third degree felony,
and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor. We
affirm.
¶2 On the night of December 1, 2008, a police officer pulled
Defendant over because her taillights were not working.1 The
1. “[W]e review the record facts in a light most favor... More...
   $0 (12-11-2014 - UT)

Bennie Deweese v. Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C. and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) as Nominee for Federal Home Loan Mortgage

Bennie Deweese appeals the trial court’s rendition of summary judgment in favor of Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C. and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Federal Home Loan Mortgage (MERS). After
2
Ocwen foreclosed on Deweese’s home, Deweese sued to quiet title, for tortious interference with contract, statutory fraud, and for a declaratory judgment that the forec... More...
   $0 (12-11-2014 - TX)

Aaron Jordan, Michael Jordan, Heather Jordan, Gilbert Jordan, Phyllis Ann Woods and Donna Joyce Curtis v. Cynthia Kay Lyles

Aaron Jordan, Michael Jordan, Heather Jordan, Gilbert Jordan, Phyllis Ann Woods, and Donna Joyce Curtis appeal the trial court‟s judgment notwithstanding the verdict entered in favor of Cynthia Kay Lyles. In two issues, Appellants argue that the trial court erroneously rendered judgment notwithstanding the jury‟s verdict and, alternatively, the evidence supports the jury‟s verdict for interf... More...   $0 (12-10-2014 - TX)

Loren R. Shirk v. United States of America

We are asked to decide whether the United States may be
held liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act for the offreservation
actions of two tribal police officers.
SHIRK V. UNITED STATES 5
I
A
On October 19, 2006, at approximately 5:00 p.m.,
Detective Michael Lancaster and Sergeant Hilario
Tanakeyowma (the “Officers”), two tribal police officers
employed by ... More...
   $0 (12-08-2014 - AZ)

Harold Blake v. State of Florida

Harold Blake appeals an order of the circuit court denying his motion to vacate his convictions and sentences—including a conviction for first-degree murder and sentence of death—filed under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure
- 2 -
3.851. Blake also petitions this Court for a writ of habeas corpus. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), (9), Fla. Const. For the reasons expressed... More...
   $0 (12-04-2014 - FL)

The People v. Charles Kirvin

Does a trial court abuse its discretion in denying a criminal defendant the right to represent himself when he has repeatedly refused to come to court and be interviewed by a court-appointed mental health expert? Is a defendant who makes six separate telephone calls urging a relative to persuade the prosecution’s chief witness not to testify at trial entitled, under People v. Bailey (1961) 55 Ca... More...   $0 (12-04-2014 - CA)

Tulsa Adjustment Bureau, Inc. v. Steven Leon Parrish, Saint Francis Hospital, Inc. and Radiology Consultants

Tulsa Adjustment Bureau, Inc. v. Steven Leon Parrish, Saint Francis Hospital, Inc. and Radiology Consultants

Issue # 1.
Issue: INDEBTEDNESS (INDEBT)
Filed by: TULSA ADJUSTMENT BUREAU INC
Filed Date: 11/01/2011
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Defendant: PARRISH, STEVEN LEON
Disposed: DISMISSED - WITH PREJUDICE, 12/03/2014. Dismissed- Settled.
<... More...
   $1 (12-03-2014 - OK)

Laura S. Wassmer and Stephen B. Hopper v. Jo N. Hopper

Stephen Hopper, Laura Wassmer and their stepmother Jo Hopper bring cross appeals from a summary judgment in a probate proceeding. The decedent, Max Hopper, married Jo Hopper in 1981. During the marriage, they purchased a home on Robledo Drive which they occupied until Max’s death on January 25, 2010. Max died intestate. The couple had no children. Max’s two children by a prior marriage, Stephe... More...   $0 (12-03-2014 - TX)

The People v. Mark Buza

The sole issue in this case is the constitutionality of a provision of the DNA and Forensic Identification Data Base and Data Bank Act of 1998, as amended (Pen. Code, § 295 et seq.) (the DNA Act),1 which requires that a DNA sample be taken from all adults arrested for or charged with any felony offense “immediately following arrest, or during the booking . . . process or as soon as administrati... More...   $0 (12-03-2014 - CA)

Rickey L. and Karen Holland v. Friedman & Feiger, et al.

Appellants Ricky and Karen Holland appeal a take-nothing judgment granted in favor of appellees Freidman & Feiger (F & F), Lawrence J. Friedman, and Marla S. Pittman. In three issues, the Hollands contend: (1) the trial court erred in granting a no-evidence motion for summary judgment on their breach of fiduciary duty claim against Freidman, (2) the trial court abused its discretion in “dismissi... More...   $0 (12-02-2014 - TX)

Regent Alliance, Ltd. v. Rouhollah Rabizadeh

Regent Alliance Ltd. (Regent) sued three purchasers of children’s clothing for conversion, alleging that the purchasers bought, from other defendants, clothing belonging to Regent that those other defendants had converted. The trial court granted the purchasers’ motions for summary judgment, and Regent appeals. We reverse.
BACKGROUND
Regent, a Hong Kong corporation that manufactures ch... More...
   $0 (11-25-2014 - CA)

Kelvin Gant, et al. v. County of Los Angeles, et al.

This is a case of mistaken identity arising from the
separate arrests and detentions of Kelvin Gant and Jose
Alexander Ventura based on warrants intended for other
people. Appellants filed over twenty federal and state law
claims alleging that various defendants issued flawed
warrants, improperly arrested them, or improperly detained
them. The district court ruled against a... More...
   $0 (11-24-2014 - CA)

George P. Conway v. County of Tuolumne

In an unsuccessful attempt to apprehend George P. Conway’s adult son, Donald Conway,1 who reportedly had fired shots at George, officers from defendant County of Tuolumne (County) fired a tear gas canister into George’s mobile home. Donald was not inside but was apprehended later. George brought suit against the County for damage to
1We refer to George and Donald Conway by their first name... More...
   $0 (11-24-2014 - CA)

Shawnna Rae Cope v. Utah Valley State College

¶1 Shawnna Cope was injured while practicing with the Utah
Valley State College (UVSC) ballroom dance team, and sued the
state-owned college.1 The district court dismissed the lawsuit, ruling
that the public duty doctrine dictated that UVSC owed no duty of
care to Ms. Cope. The court of appeals subsequently held that the
COPE v. UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE
Opinion of the Cou... More...
   $0 (11-21-2014 - UT)

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