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Kennedy Donohue v. Amn Services, LLC

In this wage and hour class and representative action, the trial court granted a
motion for summary judgment brought by defendant AMN Services, LLC (AMN), and
denied motions for summary adjudication of one cause of action and one affirmative
defense brought by plaintiff Kennedy Donohue, individually and on behalf of five
certified plaintiff classes she represents (together Plaintif... More...
   $0 (12-12-2018 - CA)

Jazmina Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

The Labor Code generally provides that employees who
work more than five hours must be provided with a 30-minute
meal period and that employees who work more than 10 hours
must be provided with an additional 30-minute meal period.
(Lab. Code, § 512, subd. (a); all undesignated statutory
references are to this code.) An employee who works no more
than six hours may waive the... More...
   $0 (12-10-2018 - CA)

Amanda Meleski v. Estate of Albert Hotlen

This case involves a procedure by which an insurance company, as the entity
controlling the litigation and incurring the risk of loss, is a de facto party under Probate
Code sections 550 through 555 in “an action to establish [a] decedent’s liability for which
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the decedent was protected by insurance” (Prob. Code, § 550),
1 and thus also is a party
under Code of Civil Pro... More...
   $0 (12-10-2018 - CA)

CPF Vaseo Associates, LLC v. Bruce W. Gray

Code of Civil Procedure section 128.5 provides the trial court with a mechanism to
sanction certain bad faith actions and tactics.1 Pursuant to a former version of that
section, the trial court ordered CPF Vaseo Associates, LLC (CPF) and its counsel, John
P. Byrne, to pay Bruce W. Gray and Barbara Gray (the Grays) just over $30,000 in fees

Further statutory references are to t... More...
   $0 (12-07-2018 - CA)

ANTHONY BAUMANN V. STATE OF ARKANSAS




Baumann was charged with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault in the
second degree against a minor, E.S. Prior to trial, the circuit court held a hearing on
Baumann’s pretrial motion to exclude Bridges’s Rule 404(b) testimony. At the time of the
hearing, Brid... More...
   $0 (12-05-2018 - AR)

Dr. Jay W. Calvert v. Rima Al Binali

Defendant Rima Al Binali appeals the trial court’s denial of
her motion to vacate the $1,940,506 default judgment entered
against her in favor of plaintiffs Dr. Jay W. Calvert and Jay
Calvert, M.D., a professional corporation. Al Binali asserts that
plaintiffs’ faulty service by publication rendered the judgment
void on its face. We agree and reverse.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL B... More...
   $0 (12-04-2018 - CA)

Jon Wilmot v. Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association

A long-time county employee decided to retire, and in December 2012, he
submitted his application for retirement to the county’s retirement authority. On January
1, 2013, the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013 (Pension Reform
Act or PEPRA) took effect. Included in that measure is a provision that mandates the
complete or partial forfeiture of pension benefits/p... More...
   $0 (12-04-2018 - CA)

Jayson Crawford v. Metropolitan Life Insurance





Jayson Crawford claims that MetLife violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by denying him the benefits of his wife’s life insurance policy after her death. MetLife maintains that the only beneficiary... More...
   $0 (12-03-2018 - )

STATE OF KANSAS v. MICHAEL A. CHIGHISOLA












In early 2014, C.D. (Mother) and K.D. (Stepfather) started having difficulty ... More...
   $0 (12-03-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY




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   $0 (12-03-2018 - KS)

Ari Weitzner v. Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.




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Plaintiffs Dr. Ari Weitzner and his professional
corporation, Ari Weitzner M.D. P.C., challenge the
Di... More...
   $0 (12-03-2018 - PA)

Mark Mancini v. City of Providence





Plaintiff-appellant Mark Mancini
is a veteran police officer in Providence, Rhode Island (the City).
Following an injury that he s... More...
   $0 (12-02-2018 - RI)

Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Engel Insulation, Inc.

Plaintiffs Travelers Property Casualty Company of America, the Travelers
Indemnity Company of Connecticut, and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company
(collectively, Travelers) filed this action against certain subcontractors to recover
attorneys’ fees and costs Travelers incurred in defending developers Westlake Villas,
LLC and Meer Capital Partners, LLC (collectively, Westlak... More...
   $0 (12-02-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. DONALD RAY MURNAHAN, JR.




In February 2018, Murnahan pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana,
a third-degree felony (Count Two); possession of criminal tools, a third-degree felony
(Count Three); and attempted tampering with evidence, a fourth-degree felony (Amended
Count Four).1 Murnahan also ... More...
   $0 (12-01-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. NICHOLAS WARREN




Warren pled guilty to a third-degree felony offense of failure to
comply, in violation of R.C. 2921.331(B). Division (D) of R.C. 2921.331 provides that
any prison term imposed for a felony violation of division (B) must be served
“consecutively to any other prison term o... More...
   $0 (11-30-2018 - OH)

Christopher Gordon v. Drape Creative, Inc.; Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Inc.

Plaintiff Christopher Gordon is the creator of a popular
YouTube video known for its catchphrases “Honey Badger
Don’t Care” and “Honey Badger Don’t Give a S---.” Gordon
has trademarked the former phrase for various classes of
goods, including greeting cards. Defendants Drape Creative,
Inc. (“DCI”), and Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, Inc. (“PRG”),
designed and produced greeting... More...
   $0 (11-29-2018 - CA)

Debra Lea Wilson v. James Rigby; First Citizens Bank

The filing date of a bankruptcy petition determines the
law governing exemptions and freezes the value of the
exemptions that the debtor may claim. Because Debra
Wilson’s amended bankruptcy schedules sought to claim
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more than Washington law permitted her to claim as of the
petition date, we affirm the district court’s decision, limiting
her claimed exe... More...
   $0 (11-29-2018 - WA)

Christopher M> Sulyma v. Intel Corporation Investment Policy Committee

A former employee and participant in Intel’s retirement plans sued the company for allegedly investing retirement funds in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Intel moved to dismiss the complaint on the ground that the limitations period for his claims had expired. The magistrate judge1 converted Intel’s motion to dismiss into a motion for summary judgment and entered... More...   $0 (11-29-2018 - CA)

DLI Properties, LLC v. Cherokee Hill

Plaintiff DLI Properties, LLC filed an unlawful detainer action against defendant
Cherokee Hill after she failed to pay rent and defaulted on the parties’ lease agreement.
Defendant raised as an affirmative defense plaintiff’s failure to comply with Civil Code
section 1962’s1 disclosure requirements. On appeal, defendant contends section 1962,
subdivision (c), bars a “successor own... More...
   $0 (11-29-2018 - CA)

In Re The Marriage of Gregory Robert Jones and Samantha Lynn White




¶1 Samantha White (Mother) appeals a trial court order finding Oklahoma has jurisdiction, dissolves the marriage between her and Gregory Jones (Father), and awar... More...
   $0 (11-28-2018 - OK)

Stanley Craig White v. The State of Texas




In his sole issue on appeal, appellant contends that
[t]he State violated Appellant’s right to be free from multiple punishments for the same act because the Texas Legislature did not authorize punishment for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance by theft, ... More...
   $0 (11-28-2018 - TX)

David Morgan v. Claudia Davidson

Plaintiff, cross-defendant and respondent David Morgan sued Daniel Pena and
defendant, cross-complainant and appellant Claudia Davidson for battery. Davidson
filed a cross-complaint against Morgan, alleging (1) assault, (2) battery, (3) conversion,
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and (4) invasion of privacy. The trial court found in favor of Morgan and awarded him
$209,000. Davidson raises three issues on ... More...
   $0 (11-27-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MARVIN B. DAVIS JR.












As a result of plea negotiations, Davis agreed to enter a no contest plea to ... More...
   $0 (11-27-2018 - KS)

Amy Jo Hicks v. John Lee Perkins v. Commissioners of Social Security

When individuals in this country are unable to work because of physical or mental disabilities, they may file for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits. The eleven plaintiffs here all filed for these benefits, and they all eventually received them. The trouble, however, is that they were represented in their efforts by Eric Conn, a Kentucky... More...   $0 (11-26-2018 - KY)

United States of America v. Tyler Carlson

Austin, TX - Austin Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearms Smuggling Scheme

In Austin today, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman sentenced 28–year–old Austin resident Tyler Carlson to 70 months imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release for his role in a firearms smuggling scheme involving machineguns and assault weapons, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash; Bureau of A... More...
   $0 (11-25-2018 - TX)

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