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Mark Greene v. California Coastal Commission

In this appeal, appellants Mark and Bella Greene challenge
the California Coastal Commission’s permit condition for the
remodel of their beachside residence. The condition requires
construction be set back five feet from the seaward property line.
The Greenes argue the Commission erred in finding that a fivefoot
buffer was needed to safeguard the public’s access to the
beac... More...
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United States of America v. Charles W. Garske, a/k/a Chuck Garske




This appeal requires us to address
a novel question implicating the Double Jeopardy Clause. See U.S.
Const. amend. V. Concluding, as we do, that the district court
erred in holding that the defendants were insulated from a retrial
by double jeopardy principles, we reve... More...
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Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Count Sheriff's Department, Real Party in Interest



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This case concerns the relationship between prosecutors’
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American Legion, et al. v. American Humanists Association, et al.





Since 1925, the Bladensburg Peace Cross (Cross) has stood as a tribute to 49 area soldiers who gave their lives in the First World War. Eighty-nine years after the dedi-cation of the Cross, respondents filed this lawsuit, claim-ing that they are offended by the... More...
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League of Women Voters of Michigan, et al. v. Jocelyn Benson, in her capacity as Michigan Secretary of State, et al.




The League of Women Voters of Michigan (“League”),
numerous League members (“League Plaintiffs”), and several Democratic voters (“Individual
Plaintiffs”) bring suit against Jocelyn Benson, the Michigan Secretary of State in her official
capacity, under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 19... More...
   $0 (05-24-2019 - MI)

United States of America v. Fulvio Flete-Garcia, a/k/a Fubio, a/ka/ Israel Pagan Torres





Having identified defendant-appellant Fulvio Flete-Garcia as the architect of a massive swindle, the government charged him with a litany of fraud-based crimes. Following four days of trial, Flete-Garcia threw... More...
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Edward Harry v. Ring The Alarm, LLC

Appellant Edward Harry worked as a site representative during
an event at a noted architectural residence owned by respondent James
Goldstein. While giving a tour during the event, Harry fell from a platform
suspended over a hillside, sustaining serious injuries. Harry sued Goldstein
and Ring the Alarm, LLC, the entity that hired him and hosted the party.
Harry’s claims against... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DANIELLE L. HECKATHORN








On Sunday, March 8, 2015, a di... More...
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Kyle Ray Shaw v. Dwayne Villanueva




This qualified-immunity appeal arises from a political feud in Karnes County, Texas, ground zero for the Eagle Ford Shale oil boom. Squabbling, both personal and political, among county officials and activists led to Kyle Shaw’s arrest. Shaw sued, claiming that County Sheriff Dwayne Vi... More...
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Sharmalee Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC

Under the Labor Code, an employee who believes he or
she has not been paid the wages due under the applicable labor
statutes and wage orders may bring a civil action against his
or her employer. (See, e.g., Lab. Code, § 1194; Martinez v.
Combs (2010) 49 Cal.4th 35, 49-51; see also Lab. Code, § 2699.)
This case presents the question whether, when an employer
hires an indepen... More...
   $0 (02-10-2019 - CA)

Sharmalee Goonew Ardene v. ADP, LLC

Opinion of the Court by Cantil-Sakauye, C. J.
Under the Labor Code, an employee who believes he or
she has not been paid the wages due under the applicable labor
statutes and wage orders may bring a civil action against his
or her employer. (See, e.g., Lab. Code, § 1194; Martinez v.
Combs (2010) 49 Cal.4th 35, 49-51; see also Lab. Code, § 2699.)
This case presents the quest... More...
   $0 (02-08-2019 - CA)

Kristen Biel v. St. James School






Plaintiff Kristin Biel was fired from her fifth grade teaching position at St. James Catholic School after she told her employer that she had breast cancer and would need to miss work to undergo chemotherapy. She now appeals ... More...
   $0 (12-18-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. George Higginbotham





Washington, DC - Former Justice Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Deceive U.S. Banks about Millions of Dollars in Foreign Lobbying Funds

A former employee with the U.S. Department of Justice pleaded guilty... More...
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United States of America v. George Higginbotham




Washington, DC - Former Justice Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Deceive U.S. Banks about Millions of Dollars in Foreign Lobbying Funds

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Angela McCullough, et al. v. Ernest Finley, Jr., et al.



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James Rutherford v. Tom's Burgers Family Restaurant


San Diego - James Rutherford sued Tom's Burgers Family Restaurant on a Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory.



Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the text of Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-336) (ADA), as amended, as these titles will appear i... More...
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Michael E. Barri v. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

Michael E. Barri (Barri), Tristar Medical Group (Tristar), and Coalition for
Sensible Workers’ Compensation Reform (CSWCR) petitioned this court pursuant to
Labor Code section 5955 (all further statutory references are to the Labor Code, unless
otherwise indicated). They seek a peremptory or alternative writ of mandate, prohibition,
or other appropriate relief directing the Workers... More...
   $0 (10-21-2018 - CA)

JAMES J. FORBES & FAY ANNETTE FORBES vs PRIME GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC.

This is an appeal from a final judgment on a claim for breach of contract. James and Fay Forbes sued Prime General Contractors, Inc. for breach after Prime walked off a home construction job. The Forbeses sought damages that included payments they made to Prime under the contract, payments they made for updated

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architectural plans, certain other expenses, and a loss of ... More...
   $0 (09-09-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Manuel Francisco Ruiz-Lacayo District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

Topeka, KS - Architect Sentenced to Federal Prison For Defrauding Payless Shoes

An architect who worked for Payless ShoeSource was sentenced on August 28, 2018 to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $425,000 in restitution for defrauding the company, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Manuel Francisco Ruiz-Lacayo, 38, Lawrence, Kan., pleaded guilty to on... More...
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BUILDING ERECTION SERVICES COMPANY, INC. v. WALTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. and AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE COMPANY

This case concerns problems with the construction of a press box at the University of Kansas (KU) Memorial Stadium almost 20 years ago. It now comes before this court for a third time. On the first appeal, the court held that Building Erection Services Company, Inc. (BESCO), one of the subcontractors on the project, was contractually obligated to indemnify Walton Construction Company, Inc. (Walton... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

Tamara Baskin v. Hughes Realty, Inc.

In the underlying action for disability discrimination,
appellant Tamara Baskin alleged that respondent Hughes
Realty, Inc. (Hughes) violated the California Disabled
Persons Act (DPA) (Civ. Code, §§ 54-55.3.) by providing no
designated and accessible path of travel for persons with
disabilities within the parking lot of a grocery store.1
Sppecifically, she alleged that unde... More...
   $0 (07-13-2018 - CA)

ROBERT S. DAVIDSON v. THE UNITED STATES

Plaintiff fabricated a replica of the Statue of Liberty on the grounds of the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 1996. He applied for and obtained a copyright for the replica in 2013, too late for the statutory presumption of validity. It is also undisputed that the Postal Service used a photograph of that work on a stamp released in December 2010 without permission or attribution ... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - DC)

Gino Velez Scott v. United States of America Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Prosecutors are “servant[s] of the law” and should “prosecute with earnestness and vigor.” Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935). But though the prosecutor “may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones.” Id.
More than fifty years ago, Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83, 87 (1963), established that a prosecutor’s suppression of material evidence favorable to the accused... More...
   $0 (05-31-2018 - FL)

CHRIST'S LEGACY CHURCH v. TRINITY GROUP ARCHITECTS

Plaintiff originally filed suit against Defendants on January 31, 2011. However, the trial court dismissed Plaintiff's original petition without prejudice and, in January 2012, Plaintiff re-filed its petition. As stated above, Plaintiff asserted theories of breach of contract and negligence against Trinity. However, in March 2012, Trinity filed a motion to dismiss in which it argued, among other t... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - OK)

State of Tennessee v. Derek Cullen Lee

The Defendant was indicted on February 1, 2017, on two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of reckless endangerment, one count of attempted aggravated burglary, and one count of vandalism. On March 24, 2017, the Defendant entered into a plea agreement with the State. The Defendant agreed to plead guilty to one count of reckless endangerment by discharging a firearm into an occupied habitat... More...   $0 (04-01-2018 - TN)

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