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Rexina Mize v. Mentor Worldwide, LLC

This case is about preemption and causation:
whether the Medical Device Amendments (MDA) to the federal
Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) preempt the state-law
products liability claims at issue here, and whether Rexina Mize
and her husband, Minh Nguyen, sufficiently pled causation to
survive Mentor Worldwide LLC’s demurrer to those claims. We
conclude that the tort claim... More...
   $0 (07-06-2020 - CA)

United States v. Novatris Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Boston, MA - The United States sued Novatris Pharmaceuticals Corporation claiming that it violated the False Claims Act by suing three foundations as conduits to pay the copayments of Medicare patients taking Gilenya and Afinitor.


Novartis agreed to pay $642 million to settle the claims being made against it. A second settlement resolved claims arising from the company’s alleged pay... More...
   $642000000 (07-02-2020 - MA)

Sukru Bayramoglu v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC

Plaintiffs Sukru and Gulay Bayramoglu, like many others, sought to modify their
home loan in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis. They eventually succeeded in doing
so in late 2011, obtaining at that time a lower interest rate and a lower monthly payment
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from their loan servicer, Nationstar Mortgage LLC (Nationstar). But, in their view, all
was not well with the loan modi... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Juan Ramon Chaves-Abrego







Tennessee jury convicts illegal immigrant child rapist for second time








Officer Darien Nagel of the Columbia Police Depart... More...
   $0 (07-01-2020 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Joseph Lester Haven







Rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery








After the Defendant’s seven-year-old stepson and nine-year-... More...
   $0 (07-01-2020 - TN)

City and County of San Francisco v. All Persons Interested In The Matter of Proposition C

In California, “[a]ll political power is inherent in the people,” who
retain “the right to alter or reform” government by voter initiative “when the
public good may require.” (Cal. Const., Art. II, § 1.)1 The question in this
case is whether the people of a city or county may exercise this initiative
power to adopt a special tax when a majority of voters concludes it would
serv... More...
   $0 (07-01-2020 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Stephanie Brown













Defendant filed a pretrial “MOTION REQUESTING DAUBERT HEARING”
seeking to exclude Dr. Amy Hawes’ te... More...
   $0 (06-30-2020 - TN)

United States of America v. John Michael “Mike” Gowder, James Heaton, and George David Gowder

Gainesville, GA - The United States of America charged John Michael “Mike” Gowder, James Heaton, and George David Gowder with drug trafficking.




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   $0 (06-30-2020 - GA)

United States of America v. Timothy J. Smith

Pensacola, FL - The United States of America charged Timothy J. Smith, age 43, with theft of trade screts and interstate extortionate communications.




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   $0 (06-30-2020 - FL)

Sofia Wilton Barriga v. 99 Cents Only Stores, LLC

Plaintiff Sofia Wilton Barriga filed this lawsuit against 99 Cents Only Stores LLC,
(99 Cents) on her own behalf and on behalf of similarly situated current and former
nonexempt employees of 99 Cents hired before October 1, 1999, and who worked the
graveyard shift after January 1, 2012, until the conclusion of her lawsuit, pleading various
Labor Code violations and violation of the... More...
   $0 (06-28-2020 - CA)

Sofia Wilton Barriga v. 99 Cents Only Stores, LLC

Plaintiff Sofia Wilton Barriga filed this lawsuit against 99 Cents Only Stores LLC,
(99 Cents) on her own behalf and on behalf of similarly situated current and former
nonexempt employees of 99 Cents hired before October 1, 1999, and who worked the
graveyard shift after January 1, 2012, until the conclusion of her lawsuit, pleading various
Labor Code violations and violation of the... More...
   $0 (06-28-2020 - CA)

United States of America v. Hao Zhang





San Francisco, CA - The United States of America charged Hao Zhang, age 41, with conspiracy to commit economic espionage and theftof trade secrets.

Evidence submitted during the course of the trial demonstrated that from 2010 to... More...
   $0 (06-27-2020 - CA)

HANKOOK TIRE CO., LTD., AND HANKOOK TIRE AMERICA CORP. v. ELMER PHILPOT










Law Offices Available at the Tulsa Petroleum Club at 601 S. Boulder and at 624 S. Denver both... More...   $0 (06-26-2020 - AR)

Andrew J. Pankey v. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.

Plaintiff Andrew J. Pankey (Andrew) filed a products liability claim against Petco
Animal Supplies, Inc., after his son Aidan contracted a rare bacterial infection from a rat
purchased at Petco. Aidan later died as a result of complications related to his infection.
Andrew alleged, among other things, that Petco was strictly liable for injuries resulting
from the sale of the pet r... More...
   $0 (06-26-2020 - CA)

United States of America v. Paul Petersen







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   $0 (06-25-2020 - AR)

BAYWATER DRILLING, LLC, V. BENJAMIN RATLIFF







Court of Appeals
For The
First District of Texas






Ratliff filed suit against Baywater and three other defendants, including
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   $0 (06-24-2020 - TX)

United States of America v. Dr. Gurpreet Bajwa





Alexandria, VA - The United States of America charged Dr. Gurpreet Bajwa with illegally diverting drugs to patients.

“Doctors represent one of the key first lines of defense in thwarting ... More...
   $0 (06-24-2020 - VA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. WILLIE E. MORRIS










First-degree premeditated murder and the alternative charge of
first-degree felony murder, aggravated kid... More...
   $0 (06-22-2020 - KS)

Trilogy Plumbing, Inc. v. Navigators Specialty Insurance Company

In this insurance bad faith action, defendant Navigators Specialty Insurance
Company (Navigators) appeals from the order denying its special motion to strike under
California’s anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16.1
(All statutory
references are to the Code of Civil Procedure unless otherwise specified.) Plaintiff
Trilogy Plumbing, Inc. (Trilogy) alleged ... More...
   $0 (06-19-2020 - CA)

Gary Verrazono v. Gehl Company

Verrazono was seriously injured in 2012 at the Sonoma Raceway when
the rough terrain forklift he was operating tipped over.
Known as a “telehandler,” a rough terrain forklift is a forklift that can
“go off of a paved surface” and has a “telescopic boom [that can] be raised and
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extended to take loads to elevations.” The telehandler operated by Verrazono
weighed about 28,0... More...
   $0 (06-18-2020 - CA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA, ET AL. Vs. LOUISIANA LAND & EXPLORATION, CO., ET AL.







STATE OF LOUISIANA
COURT OF APPEAL, THIRD CIRCUIT





This case involves the State of Louisiana (the state) and the Vermilion Parish
School Board (VPSB) suing various defendants... More...
   $0 (06-17-2020 - LA)

Carlos Gutierrez v. Brand Energy Services of California, Inc.

This is an appeal from final judgment entered against plaintiff Carlos
Gutierrez after the trial court granted the motion for summary judgment
filed by defendant Brand Energy Services of California, Inc. (Brand).
Plaintiff, a former Brand employee, sued Brand for nonpayment of his preshift employer-mandated travel time in violation of several Labor Code and
Business and Professions... More...
   $0 (06-17-2020 - CA)

United States of America v. Rasko “Ron” Djordjevic and Milija “Mike” Perkovic



Detroit, MI - The United States of America charged Rasko “Ron” Djordjevic and Milija “Mike” Perkovic with Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud.

A Macomb County hearing aid dealer pleaded guilty in Detroit on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud. This follows the conviction on the sam... More...
   $0 (06-16-2020 - MI)

Gerald Lynn Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia


Sometimes small gestures can have unexpected consequences. Major initiatives practically guarantee them. In our time, few pieces of federal legislation rank in significance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There, in Title VII, Congress outlawed discrimination in the workplace on thebasis of r... More...
   $0 (06-15-2020 - GA)

State Compensation Insurance Fund v. Readylink Healthcare, Inc.

Defendant ReadyLink Healthcare, Inc. (ReadyLink) is a nurse staffing company
that places nurses in hospitals, typically on a short-term basis. Plaintiff State
Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) is a public enterprise fund created by statute as a
workers' compensation insurer. Like private workers' compensation insurers, SCIF
provides workers' compensation insurance to employers. Th... More...
   $0 (06-15-2020 - CA)

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