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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...
   $0 (04-26-2019 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MURAD RAZZAQ










One count of aggravated indecent liberties with a chil



In 2005, Razzaq was co... More...
   $0 (04-25-2019 - KS)

Terry Eugene Sears v. Vernia Roberts, F. Dexter, David Prince and Jeffrey Hart





Terry Eugene Sears is a Florida inmate who claims that three correctional officers physically assaulted him and that one of them sprayed a chemical agent on him for 16 minutes after he was handcuffed and compliant. He also claims ... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - FL)

Duanna Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians




This case concerns the sources and scope of an Indian tribe’s jurisdiction over tort claims brought by the tribe against a nonmember employed by the tribe. The tort claims arose from conduct committed by the nonmemb... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - CA)

Angie Waller v. Benjamin B. Hanlon




Fort Worth Police Officer Richard Hoeppner fatally shot 72-year old Jerry Waller in Waller’s own garage. Hoeppner insists he did so only out of reasonable fear for his life. Seeking recompense for Waller’s death, Waller’s surv... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - TX)

Anthony Hildebrand v. Allegheny County





In 2013, Anthony Hildebrand sued his former employer for age discrimination in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. When jurisdiction was returned to the District Court in 2015 after an appe... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - PA)

United States of America v. Adnan Ibrahim Harun A. Hsusa





Adnan Ibrahim Harun Adam Hausa appeals from his conviction after a
jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
(Cogan, J.) on five counts related to his participation in attacks on United States
and coalition forces in Afghanistan while a ... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - NY)

Jessica Gingras v. Think Finance, Inc.





The federal government and many states have laws designed to protect
consumers against predatory lending practices. In this case, we must
determine what happens when those laws conflict with the off-reservation
commercial activities of Indian tribes. In s... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - VT)

Frank Staples v. Richard Gerry





This appeal concerns three claims that a New Hampshire State Prison
("NHSP") inmate brought against two of the prison's officers in a
lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging violations of his federal
constitutional rights. The inmate alleges in the first of t... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - NH)

SSL Landlord, LLC v. County of San Mateo

Plaintiffs SSL Landlord, LLC, SSL Tenant, LLC, and Health Care Reit, Inc.
(hereinafter collectively referred to as “Silverado”) appeal from a post judgment order
denying a motion for attorney fees under Revenue and Taxation Code sections 1611.6
and 5152.1 We affirm.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
The order denying Silverado’s request for attorney fees relates to its tax refu... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - CA)

Carolina Poncio v. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery

The Division of Recycling within the Department of Resources Recycling and
Recovery (CalRecycle) granted Carolina Poncio a probationary certificate to run a
recycling center. CalRecycle revoked her probationary certificate after Poncio’s husband
Victor attempted to bribe a CalRecycle employee assigned to audit Poncio’s recycling
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center. After a CalRecycle hearing officer uph... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - CA)

United States of America v. Aaron Eugene Copeland




In 2008, Aaron Eugene Copeland pled guilty to being a felon in possession of
a firearm. The district court imposed an enhanced sentence of 15 years in prison
under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), based on his
two prior drug offenses and one... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - OK)

Benjamin Grice and Kayla Patchett v. CVR Energy, Inc. and CVR Refining, L.P.





Benjamin Grice suffered severe burns after an oil pump exploded at the
refinery where he worked. He and his wife brought suit against the refinery’s two
parent corporations, CVR Energy and CVR Refining. They alleged the parent
companies assumed responsibility for... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - OK)

Alexander Acosta v. City National Corporation





This case is about liability for self-dealing and breach of fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) and the corresponding assessment of damages. Both issues—liability and calcul... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - CA)

Connie Jean Smith v. SEECO, Inc.





In this appeal four groups of prospective intervenors—the Arnett I, Arnett II, Charter Land Co. LLC, and Wyborny appellants—challenge the district court’s1denials of their motions to intervene in a class action lawsuit by named plaintiffConnie Jean Smith against SEECO, Inc., et ... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - AR)

United States of America v. Rachel L. Kopp





Rachel L. Kopp has a history of substance
abuse and drug‐related convictions. During the sentencing
hearing for the revocation of her supervised release,
the district court announced an 18‐month sentence; but t... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - WI)

In RE: Daniel Clark, IV




Alisha Pate and Yvonne Clark-Thigpen assert claims for child support arrearages against Daniel Clark. Although Clark filed for bankruptcy, Pate and Clark-Thigpen claim that they never received notice of his bankruptcy case. As a result, they ar... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - TX)

Oxford Preparatory Academy v. Edlighten Learning Solutions

Defendant Edlighten Learning Solutions appeals from the court’s order
denying its petition to compel arbitration. Defendant entered into three contracts with
plaintiff Oxford Preparatory Academy. One of the contracts was a management services
agreement containing an arbitration clause. The parties subsequently entered into a
termination agreement terminating all rights and obligati... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - CA)

Dr. David S. Muransky v. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.




This appeal was brought to contest the approval of a class-action settlement. Dr. David Muransky filed a class action against Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. for violating the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”). Appellants James Price and Eric Isaacson (“the object... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - FL)

United States of America v. Gaspar Leal




Gaspar Leal appeals from the district court’s denial of his motion to dismiss the
indictment. In his motion, he argued that the drug conspiracy charged in this case is the
same conspiracy for which he was convicted in a previous case and that continued
FILED
Unit... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - NM)

Dina Klein v. Credico, Inc.





Credico, Inc., which is licensed and does business in Minnesota as CreditCollections Bureau, sent Dina Klein a debt collection letter under the business name“Credit Collections Bureau” in March 2017. Klein filed a lawsuit, arguing that thecontent of the letter violated the Fair ... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - MN)

United States of America v. Tom Smith, III




Tom Smith, III appeals the district
court’s determination that he is a career offender under
§ 4B1.1 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines, and is eligible
for the corresponding career‐offender sentencing enhancement.
The district court applied the enhanc... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - IN)

Tai Matlin and James Waring v. Spin Master Corp




Tai Matlin and James Waring appeal
the district court’s dismissal of their suit against Spin Master
Corporation, Spin Master Ltd., and Swimways Corporation
for lack of personal jurisdiction and improper venue. B... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - IL)

John R. Hayes, III v. Mark Carver





Petitioner John R. Hayes, III, convicted of two counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive life terms, appeals the district court’s dismissal of his petition for habeas corpus relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. We granted a certificate of appealability on his cla... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - NC)

Marie Curto v. A Country Place Condominium Association, Inc.




Marie Curto wanted to swim with her family after
work. Steve Lusardi wanted to swim with his wife, who had
disabilities after a series of strokes and needed pool therapy to
recover. But they lived at A Country Place, and its
Condominium Association had adopted rules se... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - NJ)

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