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Jefferson County, Texas v. Victor Stines Jefferson County Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Appellant Jefferson County, Texas appeals from two orders of the trial court
denying its plea to the jurisdiction and granting appellee Victor Stines’s request for
a declaratory judgment and writ of mandamus to compel the County to submit to
arbitration. In five issues, the County argues that: (1) Stines failed to plead and prove
a valid waiver of the County’s immunity from suit; (... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

Bombardier Aerospace Corporation v. SPEP Aircraft Holdings, LLC, et al.

Appellees SPEP Aircraft Holdings, LLC (SPEP), PE 300 Leasing, LLC (PE 300),
Saracen Pure Energy Partners, LP (Saracen), Crane Capital Group, Inc. (Crane Capital), James
R. Crane (Crane), Floridian Golf Resort, LLC (Floridian Golf Resort), Champion Energy
Marketing LLC (Champion Energy), and Crane Worldwide Logistics, LLC (Crane Worldwide)
sued appellant Bombardier Aerospace Corpora... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - tx)

Joseph Husman v. Toyota Motor Credit Corporation

Joseph Husman, a 14-year employee of various Toyota
divisions at its Torrance campus in southern California, ran the
diversity and inclusion program for Toyota Financial Services
U.S.A., the brand name for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TFS
or Toyota). Following his termination in 2011, Husman sued
Toyota for discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Fair
Employm... More...
   $0 (06-22-2017 - )

Yu Qin Zhu v. Worker's Compensation Appeals Board and Department of Social Services

The petitioner, an in-home caretaker, was riding her
bicycle from one private home where she worked to another
home where she was scheduled to work when she was struck
and injured by a car. Her employer, the California State
Department of Social Services (Department), paid the
petitioner for working at both of these locations.
A majority of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals... More...
   $0 (06-21-2017 - )

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. v. Angela Leigh Militello, F/K/A Angela Leigh Simpson Starrett

Appellant Angela Leigh Militello sued appellant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and gross negligence arising from its management of several trusts. After a bench trial, the trial court rendered judgment for Militello on all of her claims and made findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of the judgment. In this appeal, Wells Fargo challenges the l... More...   $0 (06-20-2017 - TX)

Ming-Hsiang Kao v. Joy Holiday

Plaintiff Ming-Hsiang Kao was employed by defendant Joy Holiday, a travel tour
company. He brought an action alleging, among other things, breach of contract and
violation of federal and state statutes regulating wages and overtime pay. After a bench
trial, the court ruled against Kao on his breach of contract and statutory claims but
awarded damages for unpaid labor under the equi... More...
   $0 (06-18-2017 - CA)

VICTOR RIVERA vs. STATE OF IOWA Rivera sentenced for November 2014 motorcycle accident

Victor Rivera, while driving under the influence of alcohol, caused a traffic
accident that killed a motorcyclist and seriously injured the motorcyclist’s
passenger. Rivera fled the scene in his vehicle and led officers on a short chase
before he was apprehended. Rivera pleaded guilty to unintentionally causing the
death of another by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicat... More...
   $0 (06-17-2017 - IA)

United States of America v. Michael Bennett Federal Courthouse - Hammond, Indiana

Hammond, IN - Oxford, Indiana Man Sentenced For Wire Fraud

Relating To The Theft of Union Money

Michael R. Bennett, 47, of Oxford, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Judge Philip P. Simon for wire fraud.

According to documents in this case, Bennett was President of the United Auto Workers Local 2317. He used his position as President to embezzle and steal more ... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - IN)

The Rossdale Group, LLC v. Timothy Walton

We are asked in this appeal to reverse a dismissal of a malicious prosecution
lawsuit. Defendant and respondent Timothy Walton (Walton) asked the trial court to
dismiss the case for lack of standing and lack of jurisdiction because the named plaintiff,
The Rossdale Group, LLC, was only a fictitious business name and the entity to which
that name was registered was ... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - CA)

Douglas James Sellner v. MAT Holdings, Inc.

Douglas J. Sellner sued his former employer, MAT Holdings and its
subsidiaries Midwest Air Technologies, Inc., MAT Industries, and Sanborn
Manufacturing Company (collectively “MAT”). He alleges retaliation under the
Minnesota Whistleblower Act, Minn. Stat. § 181.932. The district court granted
summary judgment to MAT. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. 1291, this court
reverse... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - MN)

Charles Robert Gauger v. Margie Tidwell Gauger

Charles Robert Gauger appeals the entry of a post-answer default judgment
against him in his divorce case. The trial court entered a default judgment because
Gauger failed to appear at the final hearing. Gauger then retained counsel and filed
a motion for new trial in which he alleged that he had a meritorious defense, that a
new trial would not prejudice his ex-wife, and that he h... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - TX)

Hermenia Jenkins v. Crosby Independent School District and Michael L. Williams in his Official Capacity as State Commissioner of Education

After the new superintendent of Crosby Independent School District (the District)
reassigned appellant Hermenia Jenkins from the position of principal at an intermediate school
within the District to that of an assistant principal at Crosby High School, Jenkins challenged the
reassignment pursuant to the District’s grievance procedure. After the District’s board of trustees
voted t... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - TX)

Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc. v. Board of County Commissioners of Oklahoma County

¶1 Armor Correctional Health Services, Inc., sued the Board of County Commissioners of Oklahoma County (County) for payment of medical services provided to prisoners and detainees in the Oklahoma County Jail. County admitted that Armor provided the medical services in question pursuant to a contract for the period January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014, and an extension of this contract for the period J... More...   $0 (06-15-2017 - OK)

Robin Hutchheson v. Eskaton Fountainwood Lodge

This case turns on whether an attorney-in-fact who admitted her principal to a
residential care facility for the elderly made a “health care” decision. If she did, as the
trial court found, she acted outside the scope of her authority under the power of attorney,
and the admission agreement she signed, and its arbitration clause this appeal seeks to
enforce, are void.
To answer... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - CA)


Martha Martinez came to Muscatine with her parents in 1997 when she was eleven years old. She attended Muscatine public schools and worked for several different employers in Muscatine County. When she was seventeen years old, Martinez applied for and obtained an Iowa driver’s license. She used a birth certificate in the name of Diana Castaneda, a person with a social security number, to obtain ... More...   $0 (06-14-2017 - IA)

United States Of America, et al. v. Union Treatment Centers, L.L.C. et al.

San Antonio, TX - Union Treatment Center to Pay $3 Million and Be Permanently Excluded from Federal Health Care Programs under False Claims Act Settlement

Union Treatment Center (“UTC”), a medical and physical therapy provider with clinics in Austin, Killeen, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, will pay $3 million to settle civil health care fraud allegations. The settlement partially resolv... More...
   $0 (06-12-2017 - TX)

Cherrity Weatherford v. City of San Rafael

In California, concerns about improper government expenditures can give
rise to more than just criticism in the public sphere or complaints to elected
officials. Under Code of Civil Procedure section 526a,
certain individuals and
corporations also have a right to pursue legal actions enjoining wasteful or illegal
expenditures by government entities. Whether someone can us... More...
   $0 (06-11-2017 - CA)

Jassmine D. Adams v. Toyota Motor Corporation

On June 10, 2006, Koua Fong Lee was driving his 1996 Toyota Camry on the
interstate. When Lee exited the interstate, the Camry failed to come to a stop and
rear-ended another car waiting at a stoplight, killing three of the other car’s five
passengers and injuring others, including those in Lee’s vehicle. Lee was convicted
of vehicular homicide, but his conviction was vacated after... More...
   $0 (06-10-2017 - MN)

Theodore Laymon v. J. Rockcliff, Inc. and George Hernandez v. Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, Inc.

The plaintiffs in these consolidated appeals filed suit against the brokers who
represented them in the sale of their homes and a group of companies that provided
services in connection with those sales. Plaintiffs contend defendants violated their
fiduciary duties by failing to disclose alleged kickbacks paid by the service providers to
the brokers in connection with the sales.More...
   $0 (06-10-2017 - CA)

Cherrity Weatherford v. City of San Rafael

In California, concerns about improper government expenditures can give
rise to more than just criticism in the public sphere or complaints to elected
officials. Under Code of Civil Procedure section 526a,
certain individuals and
corporations also have a right to pursue legal actions enjoining wasteful or illegal
expenditures by government entities. Whether someone can us... More...
   $0 (06-08-2017 - CA)

Safe Streets Alliance v. John W. Hickenlooper Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals - Denver, Colorado

These three appeals arise from two cases that concern the passage,
implementation, and alleged effects of Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution,
Colo. Const. art. XVIII, § 16. Amendment 64 repealed many of the State’s criminal and
civil proscriptions on “recreational marijuana,”1 and created a regulatory regime designed
to ensure that marijuana is unadulterated and taxed, and t... More...
   $0 (06-07-2017 - CO)

Jacobs D. Williams v. Craig Alan Anderson, Quinn Zite and Anderson Zite, LLC Utah Appellate Courts

¶1 In this interlocutory appeal, plaintiff Jacob D. Williams appeals the district court’s grant of a motion in limine preventing him from presenting damages-related evidence at trial. Challenging the basis for the court’s ruling, Williams contends that he adequately disclosed “a computation of any damages claimed” for purposes of rule 26 of the Utah Rules of Civil Procedure when he disclosed that ... More...   $0 (06-07-2017 - UT)

D.L. v. Margaret Vassilev, M.D., et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - San Francisco, California

This case presents the question whether, under the Federal
Tort Claims Act (FTCA), a plaintiff’s initial failure to
exhaust his administrative remedies as to a defendant whom
the plaintiff reasonably did not know was covered by the
FTCA deprives the federal courts of subject-matter
jurisdiction over that plaintiff’s FTCA claim even after the
plaintiff dismisses his initial ... More...
   $0 (06-07-2017 - CA)

Janet Pecher v. Owens-Illinois, Inc., et al.

The six cases consolidated on
appeal all involve claims related to asbestos exposure over
2 Nos. 16‐1799, 16‐2376, 16‐2377, 16‐2378, 16‐2379, 16‐2380
thirty years ago at a single Marshfield, Wisconsin plant which
produced fire doors.1 While complex on the surface, and
involving bulky appendices and appeals of separate orders,
the thrust o... More...
   $0 (06-07-2017 - WI)

State of Mississippi v. Kevin Scott a/k/a Kevin V. Scott a/k/a Kevin Vincent Scott a/k/a Kelvin Scott a/k/a Kelvin Vincent Scott

In November 1995, eighteen-year-old Scott killed Richard Lee while stealing his car.6
In 1998, he was tried before a Bolivar County jury, which found him guilty of capital murder.
After a separate hearing, the jury sentenced Scott to death.
¶5. Scott appealed. We affirmed Scott’s conviction and death sentence. Scott I, 878 So.
2d 933. In doing so, we rejected Scott’s argument... More...
   $0 (06-05-2017 - MS)

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