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Southern California Gas Company v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles, First American Wholesale Lending Corporation, Real Party in Interest

This case concerns a massive, months-long leak from a
natural gas storage facility located just outside Los Angeles.
According to the allegations before us, the accident severely
harmed the economy of a nearby suburb. We must decide if local
businesses — none of which allege they suffered personal injury
or property damage — may recover in negligence for income lost
because... More...
   $0 (06-02-2019 - CA)

Pablo Guevara v. NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. d/b/a Norwegian Cruise Line




Pablo Guevara slipped and fell as he stepped down from a landing located on the outer deck of a cruise ship operated by NCL (Bahamas) Ltd. Guevara claimed that he did not perceive the step down because NCL failed to adequately warn him of the change in elevation. Moreover, a... More...
   $0 (04-01-2019 - FL)

Barry Korman v. Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd.




On August 29, 2017, appellant sued respondent based on injuries
appellant suffered while he was a passenger on a cruise ship operated
by respondent. Appellant alleged that he was injured during a
February 2017 cruise on the “Crown Princess,” a cruise ship traveling
from Buenos Aire... More...
   $0 (02-18-2019 - CA)

T Mobile Northeast, LLC v. City of Wilmington, Delaware






No one likes bad cell phone reception or slow streaming data on their smartphone, ... More...
   $0 (01-10-2019 - DE)

Oliver Caron v. NCL (Bahamas), Ltd., d/b/a Norwegian Cruse Line





This case arises from a drunken tumble down an escape hatch on a cruise ship. Olivier Caron, a Canadian citizen, was injured while a passenger on the Star, a vessel owned and operated by NCL. On the second day of his Bal... More...
   $0 (12-21-2018 - FL)

Bruce Betazner and Barbara Betzner v. The Boeing Compnay




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After Bruce and Barbara Betzner
named Boeing as a defendant in their state court personal injury... More...
   $0 (12-17-2018 - IL)

Resa Shaw and Robert Shaw v. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Ltd.




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Miami, FL - Resa Shaw and Robert Shaw sued Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Ltd. on personal injury admiralt... More...
   $0 (12-10-2018 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO v. DARIUS L. GODLEY





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On Apr... More...   $0 (11-08-2018 - OH)

Richard L. Fowler v. Caliber Homes Loans, Inc.





When an individual takes out a mortgage, he or she secures the loan with real property. To protect its security interest, lenders usually require borrowers to maintain hazard insurance in an amount that is at least equal to the loan’s unpaid principal balance. Should a ... More...
   $0 (10-02-2018 - FL)

Brian Reynolds v. Henderson & Lyman and Douglas Arend Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal arises out of a malpractice suit that Brian Reynolds brought against the law firm Hen-derson & Lyman and one of its lawyers (collectively “H&L”), alleging that H&L gave negligent advice to several LLCs that Reynolds co-owned and managed. According to Reynolds, H&L’s bad advice led him to violate federal disclosure laws
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when he drafted the LLCs’ financial statement... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - IL)

United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

State of Tennessee v. Lee Harold Cromwell

After a fireworks show on July 4, 2015, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the defendant reversed his truck through a crowded parking lot, killing one victim and injuring eight others. An Anderson County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for seventeen crimes, including one count each of vehicular homicide, criminally negligent homicide, reckless homicide, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, and dri... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - TN)

Kevin C. Rotkiske v. Paul KLemm, Esq., d/b/a Nudleman, Klemm & Golub, P.C. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This appeal requires us to determine when the statute of limitations begins to run under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA or Act), 91 Stat. 874, 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. The Act states that “[a]n action to enforce any liability created by this subchapter may be brought in any appropriate United States district court . . . within one year from the date on which the violation occurs.” 1... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - PA)

Nancy Buccina; Scot A. Buccin v. Linda Ann Grimsby Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Toledo, Ohio

Linda Ann Grimsby invited her friend Nancy Buccina to take a
boat trip on Lake Erie. Toward the end of the voyage, the boat hit a wave, jarring the passengers
and injuring Nancy. Nancy and her husband Scot sued. A jury found that Grimsby was not
negligent. But the district court granted Nancy and Scot’s motion for a new trial on the ground
that the evidence did not support the verd... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - OH)

Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - HI)

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. v. Island Transporter, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. hired
Island Transporter, LLC to ferry three construction vehicles and
their drivers from Rockland, Maine to North Haven, Maine. The M/V
ISLAND TRANSPORTER encountered rough seas while traversing
Penobscot Bay, and two of the vehicles tipped over onto the
vessel's port bulwark. Sawyer Brothers, Inc., and its owners Ryan
and Ross Sawyer (collectively, "... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - ME)

Chad Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, L.L.C. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the ancient maritime remedy of maintenance and cure,1 among other relief, Barnes su... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - HI)

Quanta Computer, Inc. v. Japan Communications, Inc.

A Taiwanese company entered into a contract to
manufacture and sell cellular telephones to a Japanese
company. The parties negotiated a forum selection clause
mandating that any dispute be resolved in a California court
under California law. Nothing in the creation, performance,
or alleged breach of the contract has any connection to
California. The Taiwanese company filed ... More...
   $0 (03-18-2018 - CA)

Brian Newton v. Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

This case presents the novel question whether claims
under state wage and hour laws may be brought by workers
employed on drilling platforms fixed on the outer Continental
Shelf. Brian Newton worked on such a platform off the coast
of Santa Barbara. His shifts lasted fourteen days and he
regularly worked twelve hours per day. After Parker Drilling
(“Parker”) terminated him,... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - CA)

Captain Manjit Sangha v. Navig8 Shipmanagement Private Limited Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Plaintiff-Appellant Captain Manjit Sangha (“Cpt. Sangha”) challenges both the district court’s grant of Defendant-Appellee Navig8 Ship Management Private Limited’s (“Navig8”) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and for forum non conveniens, and the denial of his motion to remand. We conclude that the district court did not err in dismissing Cpt. Sangha’s claims and therefore AFFIRM... More...   $0 (02-05-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. $579,475 in U.S. Currency and LNG Express, Inc. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

LNG Express, Inc. (LNG) appeals the district court’s1 order striking its verified
claim in this civil forfeiture proceeding. We conclude that LNG’s verified claim is
materially indistinguishable from the claim a panel of our court found inadequate in
United States v. $154,853.00 in U.S. Currency, 744 F.3d 559 (8th Cir. 2014). We
therefore affirm.
In September 2014, an Arkansas ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - AR)

JORDY ROUSSE Vs. UNITED TUGS, INC

In this maritime personal injury case, plaintiff/appellant, Jordy Rousse
(“Rousse”), appeals the district court’s April 19, 2017 judgment granting the
motion for partial summary judgment filed by defendant/appellee, United Tugs,
Inc. (“United”), and dismissing Rousse’s claims for maintenance and cure. For the
reasons that follow, we convert the appeal to an application for supe... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

James L. Joyce v. Maersk Line, Ltd. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Today we stop swimming against the tide of opinion on an important question of maritime law. Following the lead of several of our sister circuits, we now hold that a union contract freely entered by a seafarer – a contract that includes rates of maintenance, cure, and unearned wages – will not be reviewed piecemeal by courts unless there is evidence of
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unfairness in the collective bargai... More...
   $0 (12-13-2017 - NJ)

DAVID SCHERMERHORN, ET AL. v. STATE OF ISRAEL, ET AL. An image taken from the Free Gaza Movement

On May 29, 2010, Plaintiffs—three United States citizens and one foreign national—set sail aboard
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the U.S.-flagged ship Challenger I as part of the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla.” Compl. ¶ 31. The Flotilla’s stated aim was to “draw international public attention to the situation in the Gaza Strip and the effect of the [Israeli] blockade.” Id. ¶ 24. According to Plaintiffs, when the Challenge... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - DC)

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Suquamish Indian Tribe Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

In this treaty fishing rights case, the Upper Skagit Indian
Tribe (“the Upper Skagit”) filed a Request for Determination
as to the geographic scope of the Suquamish Indian Tribe’s
(“the Suquamish”) usual and accustomed fishing grounds and
stations (“U&A”) as determined by Judge Boldt in 1975.
Specifically, the Upper Skagit sought a determination that the
Suquamish’s U&A det... More...
   $0 (09-29-2017 - WA)

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