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Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach, et al.

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Costco Wholesale Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Dawn Suppo, an employee of Costco Wholesale Corporation, was stalked by Thad Thomp-son, a customer of Costco, for over a year. Things got so bad
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 Nos. 17-2432 & 17-2454
at the end that Suppo secured a plenary no-contact order from an Illinois state court. Traumatized by the experience, she also took an unpaid medical leav... More...
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Cheryl Searcy v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Cheryl Searcy (“Plaintiff”) sued the defendants, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris Inc. (together, “Defendants”) for unintentional and intentional torts arising from the death of her mother, Carol Lasard, alleging that Lasard’s illnesses were caused by her addiction to cigarettes manufactured by Defendants. The jury found for Plaintiff on both the unintentional and intentional tort c... More...   $0 (09-12-2018 - FL)

Bogustawa Frey v. North Coleman Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Before we can attend to any other
issues in an employment discrimination case, we must first
determine who, in fact, employed the plaintiff. This question,
which seems as though it ought to be simple on its face, continues
to confound litigants and courts. This case presents issues
regarding the employer/employee relationship that arise
in the not‐so‐uncommon sc... More...
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Danielle McGaughy v. Laclede Gas Company, d/b/a Spire

St. Louis, MO - Danielle McGaughy sued Laclede Gas Company, d/b/a Spire on a civil rights job discrimination (race) theory claiming that he was subjects to a hostile work environment and was passed over for promotion.... More...   $8500000 (09-08-2018 - MO)

Ray K. Haynes v. Indiana University Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Ray Haynes was employed as an as-sistant professor in the Department of Education at Indiana University. At the end of his six-year probationary contract, he lost his bid for tenure. Haynes, who is black, alleges that the University denied his tenure application because of his race in violation of federal law. The district judge entered summary judgment for the University and we affirm. The judge’... More...   $0 (09-07-2018 - IN)

Joseph W. Leiser v. Shannon-Moore; Randy Rogers District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

This appeal presents the question whether clearly established law supports the
claim of Plaintiff Joseph Leiser that two jail officials in Coffey County, Kansas, violated
his constitutional rights by disclosing medical information about him that they had
properly obtained. While Plaintiff was incarcerated in an Illinois jail awaiting extradition
to Coffey County, the administrator ... More...
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Darrel O. Mason v. Adams County Recorder, et al. Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This is a civil-rights case, brought under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3604(c); 42 U.S.C. § 1983; and 42 U.S.C. § 1985, challenging the maintenance of records that contain racially restrictive covenants such as deeds, plat maps, and other real-estate documents maintained by county recorders throughout the state of Ohio.
Plaintiff-Appellant, Darryl Mason, seeks injunctive relief to compel... More...
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Catherine D. Carter v. Cleveland Area Hospital Authority Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Tulsa, OK - Catherine D. Carter sued the Cleveland Area Hospital Authority on a civil rights violation job discrimination theory.... More...   $0 (09-05-2018 - OK)

COMMONWEALTH vs. ANTHONY ROBERTSON

The defendant, Anthony Robertson, appeals from his convictions of murder in the first degree, armed robbery, 2 and carrying a firearm without a license. He argues that he did not receive a fair trial because eyewitnesses improperly identified him in court; the prosecutor misstated evidence in closing argument; the judge erred in declining to question jurors about potential racial bias... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - MA)

Ronald A. Cup v. AMPCO Pittsburgh Corporation, et al. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This case involves a dispute over retiree healthcare benefits. Retired union member Ronald Cup and similarly situated retirees requested—and the District Court ordered—arbitration of the dispute under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 185. Ampco Pittsburgh Corporation, its subsidiary Akers National Roll Company, and Akers’ health and welfare benefit plan (collectively, the Com... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - PA)

STATE OF OHIO v. DLAQUAN CANTREL

On December 18, 2015, Cantrell was indicted for possession of heroin in an amount greater than 10 grams, but less than 50 grams, in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), a felony of the second degree. Cantrell was also indicted for possession of crack cocaine in an amount less than five grams in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), a felony of the fifth degree. The charges stemmed from allegations that Day... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - OH)

The University of Texas-Pan American, The University of Texas System, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley v. Alexander Edionwe

A. Employment Decision The facts are undisputed. UTPA and the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) merged into UTRGV. Before the merger, appellee Alexander Edionwe taught as a tenured professor for UTPA. After the merger, the University established two phases of hiring for applicants of the newly-established UTRGV—Phase I and Phase II. Phase I was open only to tenured faculty of UTPA and U... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - TX)

Christopher Wernert v. City of Dublin

The City hired Wernert as a police officer in 2010. He suffered a serious knee injury on the job in February 2011 when he slipped and fell on an icy street while directing traffic. Wernert’s treating physician determined that he suffered permanent impairment as a result of the injury. Wernert contends that his injury is continuing in nature and that it substantially limits his ability to run, j... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Mark Anthony Alvear Sooner Cannabis Consultants Click Here For Expert Help 918-960-5038

This is the second appeal in this case. The first appeal was filed by Alvear after the trial court denied his first motion to quash information, motion to dismiss, and application for writ of habeas corpus. The underlying facts are set out in our previous opinion: Appellant Mark Alvear was charged by information with driving while intoxicated. The information, filed on August 13, 2012, all... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Charlene Richard v. Regional School Unit 57 District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Charlene Richard, formerly a
kindergarten teacher at Waterboro Elementary School, sued Regional
School Unit 57 ("RSU 57"), claiming that by retaliating against
her for her advocacy on behalf of students with disabilities, it
violated the Americans With Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act,
Maine Human Rights Act, and Maine Whistleblower Protection Act.
After a five-day benc... More...
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Richard Grissom v. Raymond Roberts, et al. District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

Richard Grissom, a prisoner in the custody of the Kansas Department of
Corrections, brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against a number of state corrections
and prison officials (collectively the Prison Officials), alleging violations of his
constitutional rights stemming from his lengthy placement in solitary confinement. The
district court granted summary judgment against Grisso... More...
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Johny D. Crabtree v. Jan X-Ray Services, Inc. and ONEOK, Inc. Sooner Cannabis Consultants Click Here For Expert Help 918-960-5038

Tulsa, OK - Johny D. Crabtree sued Jan X-Ray Services, Inc. and ONEOK, Inc. on a civil rights job discrimination theory (age).


29 U.S.C. 621 provides:

Congressional statement of findings and purpose

(a) The Congress hereby finds and declares that-

(1) in the face of rising productivity and affluence, older workers find themselves disadvantaged in their effort... More...
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United States of America v. Clifford Chance US, L.L.P. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against International Law Firm

The Justice Department today announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Clifford Chance US LLP, a large, international law firm with its U.S. headquarters located in New York. This agreement resolves the Department’s investigation into whether the law firm engaged in hiring discri... More...
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Yei A. Sun v. ADvanced China Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Yei Sun, Liping Sun, and Haiming Sun were persuaded
by Alicia Kao to invest $2.8 million in Advanced China
Healthcare. The Suns entered into two Share Purchase
Agreements, each of which contained a forum-selection
clause that required any disputes “arising out of or related to”
the agreements to be adjudicated in California state court.
Notwithstanding the forum-selection c... More...
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Linda Rowlands v. United Parcel Service - Fort Wayne Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Linda Rowlands claims that United Parcel Service (“UPS”) discriminated against her be-cause she had a disability, failed to accommodate her
∗ Of the Northern District of Illinois, sitting by
2 No. 17-3281
disability, and retaliated against her when she requested ac-commodations, all in violation of the Americans with Disabil-ities Act, 14 U.S.C. § 12111 et seq. (“ADA”). The distr... More...
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United States of America v. Village of Tinley Park Illinois Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Justice Department Obtains $410,000 Settlement of Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Tinley Park, Illinois, for Refusing to Approve Low-Income Housing Development

The Justice Department on August 24, 2018announced that it settled a lawsuit against the Village of Tinley Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, alleging that it violated the Fair Housing Act when it refused to ... More...
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Jena McClellan v. Midwest Machining, Inc. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Jena McClellan brought suit against her former employer to enforce her rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k), and the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d). The district court granted summary judgment for Defendant on the grounds that Plaintiff’s federal claims were barred by the... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - MI)

A.L. v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, US, Inc. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

This is a consolidated appeal of 30 separate lawsuits. Most plaintiffs-appellants are individuals with severe autism. Defendant-appellee is Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. (“Disney”), a division of The Walt Disney Company.
In separate lawsuits, plaintiffs filed claims alleging that Disney, at six of its theme parks, fails to accommodate their disabilities, in violation of Title III of t... More...
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Timothy O'Brien, et al. v. Caterpillar, Inc. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

For more than half a century, Caterpillar Inc. paid unemployment benefits to laid-off em-ployees at its manufacturing plant in Joliet, Illinois. This ar-rangement lasted until Caterpillar and the local union agreed to end the program in their 2012 collective-bargaining agree-ment. In exchange for the elimination of the benefits, Cater-pillar distributed $7.8 million to certain employees who had pa... More...   $0 (08-20-2018 - IL)

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