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City of Cerritos v. State of California

Plaintiffs are a group of cities in their municipal capacities and the successor agencies to several redevelopment agencies that have since been dissolved, multiple community development commissions, a private nonprofit housing corporation, and an individual taxpayer. Specifically, plaintiffs are the City of Cerritos, City of Carson, City of Cypress, City of Lakewood, City of Paramount, City of P... More...   $0 (08-25-2015 - CA)

Duarte Nursery v. Cal. Grape Rootstock Improvement Comm

Plaintiff Duarte Nursery, Inc., sells grape rootstock, the part of grapevines that becomes the root system. (Food & Agr. Code, §§ 74718, 74725; undesignated statutory references are to this Code.) Plaintiff challenges mandatory assessments it must pay to the California Grape Rootstock Improvement Commission to help fund research for pest-resistant and drought-resistant rootstock. (§§ 74701-7479... More...   $0 (08-25-2015 - CA)

Alamo Recycling v. Anheuser Busch Inbev Worldwide

Plaintiffs Alamo Recycling, LLC (Alamo) and Chino Valley Recycling, LLC (Chino) operate “recycling center[s]” where beverage containers sold in California may be redeemed for their “California Redemption Value.” In this action, plaintiffs sued defendant Anheuser Busch Inbev Worldwide, Inc. and other companies that sell or distribute beverages containers in California (the Beverage Companies or de... More...   $0 (08-25-2015 - CA)

Laura Seidl v. American Century Companies Inc

This appeal arises out of a shareholder derivative action governed by Maryland law. A derivative action is “an extraordinary equitable device to enable shareholders to enforce a corporate right that the corporation failed to assert on its own behalf.” Werbowsky v. Collomb, 766 A.2d 123, 133 (Md. 2001). Because the business affairs of a corporation are managed by the board of directors, “any exer... More...   $0 (08-23-2015 - MO)


Hansler was hired by Lehigh Valley in 2011 to work as a technical partner. In early March 2013, Hansler began experiencing shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting. At the time, the cause of these symptoms was unknown. On March 13, Hansler’s physician completed a medical certification form “requesting intermittent leave at a frequency of 2 times weekly starting on March 1, 2013 and lasting for a ... More...   $0 (08-23-2015 - PA)


In late 2008, Cato was introduced to Hemispherx by Hemispherx’s advisor, The
Sage Group, Inc. (“Sage”). Hemispherx and Cato entered into a non-exclusive contract
(“the Agreement”) whereby Cato would serve as Hemispherx’s “financial adviser and
placement agent, in connection with facilitating debt and equity financings for
[Hemispherx]” for a term beginning November 24, 2008 an... More...
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Doe, Sex Offender Registry Board No. 7083 v. Sex Offender Registry Board (

The plaintiff, John Doe, Sex Offender Registry Board No. 7083 (Doe), was serving a criminal sentence at the

Massachusetts Treatment Center (treatment center), and also had been civilly committed to the treatment center as a sexually dangerous person (SDP), when the defendant Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) notified him in September, 2009, of its recommendation that he be clas... More...
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Mike Birnbaum v. Gena J. Atwell

Mike and Beverly Birnbaum purchased a penthouse condominium unit in San Antonio in 2007. They had it remodeled and moved in two years later. Soon after they moved in, a rainstorm occurred and they discovered numerous water leaks throughout the unit.
The Birnbaums brought suit against the seller, Gena Atwell, Atwell’s realtor, Phyllis Browning, Browning’s company, and their own realtor, Mimi We... More...
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Kosoco, Inc. v. Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Appellant, Kosoco, Inc., challenges the trial court’s order dismissing, for lack of jurisdiction, its inverse-condemnation claims1 against appellee, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (“Metro”). In three issues, Kosoco contends that the trial court erred in dismissing its lawsuit.
We affirm.
In its original petition, Kosoco alleged that, since 1980, it has opera... More...
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Assn. for LA Deputy Sheriffs v. LA Times

According to appellants, the Los Angeles County Office of Public Safety (OPS) used to be a law enforcement agency separate from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). In 2010, the County decided to merge OPS into LASD. Apparently, OPS officers who wanted to work for LASD were required to complete application forms for LASD. LASD hired former OPS officers to work as deputy sheriffs.... More...   $0 (08-20-2015 - CA)

Deborah Hansler v. Lehigh Valley Hospital Network

Deborah Hansler requested intermittent leave from her former employer, Lehigh Valley Health Network (“Lehigh Valley”), under the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA” or the “Act”), 29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.1 Specifically, Hansler submitted a medical certification
1 The case name incorrectly refers to Lehigh Valley Health Network as Lehigh Valley Hospital Network.
requesting leave ... More...
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Hi-Desert Medical Center v. Douglas

The federal Medicaid program provides financial assistance to states that offer medical treatment to needy persons. (Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center v. Shewry (2008) 168 Cal.App.4th 460, 469–470 (Mission I).) “California participates in the federal Medicaid program through the Medi-Cal program,” and the Department is the state agency authorized to administer the Medi-Cal program. (Id. ... More...   $0 (08-19-2015 - CA)

Needelman v. Dewolf Realty Co

Needelman entered into a one-year lease beginning on April 1, 2008, with the management company of DeWolf for an apartment on Greenwich Street in San Francisco (Greenwich apartment). DeWolf is an agent of M&H, the owner of the apartment building. After the lease expired on March 31, 2009, Needelman remained as a month-to-month tenant.
On December 22, 2011, DeWolf served Needleman with a t... More...
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State of New Jersey v. Humfrey A. Musa

In this criminal case, at the conclusion of the first day
of jury deliberations, the jury sent a note to the court asking:
“Can a particular juror be excused from the case?” The court
responded to the question appropriately, generally explaining
that a juror could not be excused for reasons related to
differences with other jurors, but could for personal reasons,... More...
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Salt Lake City v. Carrera

In December 2010, in response to a call reporting a potential crime, Salt Lake City Police Officer Jonathan Dew began a search of the house where Mr. Carrera rented a room. During his search, Officer Dew identified himself as a police officer and asked Mr. Carrera to come out of his bedroom. After being asked several times, Mr. Carrera finally joined Officer Dew in the living room. ¶3 Upon enterin... More...   $0 (08-17-2015 - UT)

Hustler Cincinnati, Inc. v. Paul Cambria, Jr.

The Hustler enterprise is a media conglomerate that publishes
sexually explicit magazines, operates retail stores, and manages a clothing line, among many
other ventures. It also started as a family business. Brothers Jimmy and Larry Flynt opened the
first Hustler nightclub together in 1969, and many members of the Flynt clan have worked in the
Hustler enterprise over the years. Bu... More...
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United States v. Padilla-Esparza

Mr. Padilla-Esparza is a Mexican citizen and United States lawful permanent
resident. On February 25, 2013, he was traveling from Mexico to the United States
through the Paso del Norte (“PDN”) port of entry in El Paso, Texas. CBP officers

stopped Mr. Padilla-Esparza after a drug-detection dog alerted to his truck. Officers
searched his truck and found an empt... More...
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Robert E. Spierer v. Cory E. Rossman

After a night of heavy drinking,
Lauren Spierer, a twenty-year-old Indiana University
student, left the apartment of a classmate and disappeared.
Four years later, she remains missing. Lauren’s parents
brought suit against three students who were with Lauren in
the hours before her disappearance, alleging negligence and
violations of Indiana’s Dram Shop Act. After some clai... More...
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United States of America v. Eugene Darryl Temkin

Eugene Darryl Temkin challenges the sufficiency of the
evidence underlying his three counts of conviction for
(1) solicitation to commit a crime of violence; (2) attempted
extortion in violation of the Hobbs Act; and (3) use of
interstate commerce facilities in the commission of
murder-for-hire. Temkin also raises the defense of
entrapment. While we conclude that sufficient... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Matthew Brian Williams

Tulsa, Oklahoma - The State of Oklahoma charged Matthew Brian Williams with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: BRG1, BURGLARY - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 1431
Date of Offense: 04/16/2014

Party Name

Disposition Information

WILLIAMS, MATTHEW BRIAN Disposed: DISMISSED, 08/12/2015. Dismissed- Request of the State
Count as Disposed: BURGLARY - FIRST ... More...
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Wayne Kubisch v. Ron Neal

Wayne Kubsch appeals the denial
of his habeas corpus petition. After being convicted of
murdering his wife, her son, and her ex-husband, Kubsch
was sentenced to death. Kubsch’s three principal arguments
on appeal are that his conviction and sentence are unconstitutional
because (a) the Indiana trial court excluded evidence
of a witness’s exculpatory but hearsay statement to... More...
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United States of America v. Herbert Johnson

Las Vegas, NV - Man Sentenced To Over 14 Years In Prison For Six Armed Robberies

A local man has been sentenced to 171 months in federal prison for committing six armed robberies of commercial establishments in Las Vegas during the summer of 2013.

Herbert Johnson, 23, of Las Vegas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Johnson pleaded guilty in... More...
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State v. Azad Haji Abdullah

On November 14, 2002, the grand jury sitting in Ada County indicted Abdullah on one count of murder in the first degree, a felony, Idaho Code sections 18-4001 to -4003; one count of arson in the first degree, a felony, Idaho Code section 18-802; three counts of attempted murder in the first degree, a felony, Idaho Code sections 18-4001 and 18-306; and one count of injury to a child, a felony, Idah... More...   $0 (08-12-2015 - ID)

Joseph General Contracting, Inc. v. Couto

The appellant Anthony J. Silvestri1 appeals from the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the judgment of the trial court in favor of the appellees, John Couto and Jane Couto.2 The trial court had found Silvestri personally liable for, inter alia, breach of contract, breach of implied warranty, and violation of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA),GeneralStatutes§ 42-110aetseq.T... More...   $0 (08-12-2015 - CT)


This matter presents an unusual issue dealing with the procedure for seeking
4 leave to amend a complaint to add parties as additional defendants. When the motion
5 for leave is filed before the statute of limitations has run, but the order granting leave
6 is filed after the statute has run, is the amended complaint time barred? Adopting a
7 new rule for this situation, we hold t... More...
   $0 (08-11-2015 - NM)

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