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Amanda Kondrat'Yev v. City of Pensacola, Florida United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Pensacola, Florida

The City of Pensacola, Florida appeals a district court decision ordering it to remove a 34-foot Latin cross from a public park on the ground that the City’s maintenance of the cross violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Having concluded that we are bound by existing Circuit precedent, we find ourselves constrained to affirm.
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The pertinent facts are undisputed. In 1941, th... More...
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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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Friends of Riverside's Hills v. City of Riverside, Carlton R. Lofgren as Trustee etc.

Real parties in interest Carlton and Raye Lofgren, as Trustees of the Lofgren
Family Trust and the Lofgren 1998 Trust (the Lofgrens), sought a residential
development permit to build six single-family homes on a parcel of just over 11 acres in
Riverside. After respondent City of Riverside (the City) approved the permit and issued
a negative declaration stating the development did n... More...
   $0 (09-11-2018 - CA)

Christopher M. Dillard v. State of Indiana

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on April 19, 2017, Dillard was taken into custody
and transported to the Chesterton Police Department for questioning regarding
the death of Nicole Gland (“Nicole”), whose body police had found earlier that
day. At 10:30 p.m., Chesterton Chief of Police David Cincoski (“Cincoski”)
entered the interview room where Dillard was being held, and he advised... More...
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Christopher Lewis v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner was convicted of second degree murder for the killing of his wife, Amy Lewis, “whose body was found inside the couple’s home on August 1, 2010.” State v. Christopher Lewis, No. M2013-00212-CCA-R3-CD, 2013 WL 6199278, at *1 (Tenn. 09/07/2018 -2 Crim. App. Nov. 27, 2013), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Apr. 10, 2014). The trial court imposed a fifteen-year sentence for the conviction. I... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - TN)

San Franciscans for Livable neighborhoods v. City and County of San Francisco

After preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) defendant City and County
of San Francisco (City) approved revisions of the housing element of its general plan.
San Franciscans for Livable Neighborhoods (SFLN) filed a petition for writ of mandate
challenging the adequacy of City’s EIR. The trial court denied relief and we affirm.
I. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
A. The... 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)

United States of America v. Betty Miller United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Former Senior Living Facility Resident Sentenced to 5 Years of Probation and a $10,000 Fine for Possession of Ricin

Betty Miller, 71, formerly of Shelburne, Vermont, was sentenced on September 6, 2018 by the Honorable Christina Reiss to a term of five years of probation, including extensive mental health treatment, following her plea to knowingly possessing ricin in viola... More...
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Brittany Harris v. Kimberly Klase Eastern District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Covington, Kentucky

Seventeen-year-old Brittany Harris was a passenger in her family’s minivan when it was pulled over by police officers in Erlanger, Kentucky. Later,
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No. 17-6051 Harris v. Klare Page 2
Officer Kimberly Klare was summoned to escort Harris to a nearby restroom and, while doing so, searched her in allegedly inappropriate and unlawful ways. Harris brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claim... More...
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Salvador Paez v. The State of Texas

Paez was charged with continuous sexual abuse of two girls, sisters aged four and five. See id. The mother of the children described at trial how the family knew Paez and the circumstances that allowed him access to her girls. She explained that Paez lived in an apartment near her family’s apartment. She and her husband have seven children, including the two young girls, Carmen Cibrian and... 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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STATE OF KANSAS v. ROBERT J. ATHERTON

In February 2015, Robert Atherton pled guilty to aggravated assault, a severity level 7 person felony, and unlawful discharge of a firearm in a city, a class B misdemeanor. In April 2015, the district court sentenced Atherton to 31 months in prison but granted his dispositional departure motion and placed him on probation from that sentence for 24 months.

Atherton committed his first ... 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...
   $0 (08-30-2018 - KS)

Erin R. Kemp v. United States Department of Education Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Appellant, Erin R. Kemp, appeals the order of the bankruptcy court1
denying her request for discharge of her student loan obligations to the United States
Department of Education (“DOE”) under 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8). We have jurisdiction
over this appeal. See 28 U.S.C. § 158(b). For the reasons that follow, we affirm.
ISSUE
The ultimate issue on appeal is whether the bankrup... More...
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Terry Martin v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products, LLC Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This toxic tort class action case arises from
Defendants’ alleged contamination of the groundwater in the McCook Field neighborhood of
Dayton, Ohio. Plaintiffs own properties in McCook Field, which is a low-income area
surrounding a Superfund site. They allege that Defendants released volatile organic compounds
and other hazardous substances into the groundwater underlying their pr... More...
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Melodie Z. Scott, as Trustee, etc. v. A'Yana McDonald

Following a trial, the probate court approved, subject to a $93,036.75 surcharge,
the first and final account and report of trustee (First Report), filed by Melodie Z. Scott
(Trustee), trustee of The A’Yana McDonald Special Needs Trust (the trust). (Prob. Code, §§ 1061-1064.)1
Trustee raises three issues on appeal. First, Trustee contends
the probate court did not apply the correct... More...
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L.H., a minor student: G.H.; D.H. v. Hamilton County Department fo Education Eastern District of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Tennessee

When a school district decided to move a disabled child from a “mainstreamed” classroom with non-disabled children to a segregated classroom solely for children with disabilities, the child’s parents opposed that decision, removed the child to a private school, and sought relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq. After years of dispute and litig... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - TN)

Brandy Kane v. Shawn Barger Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

On June 27, 2013, Brandy Kane went to the hospital and reported that she may have been the victim of a sexual assault. That night, Officer Shawn Barger of the Coraopolis Police Department went to the hospital to interview Kane regarding the possible assault. At that time, Kane says Barger told her to bring the clothes she wore during the alleged incident to him at the police station.
The next ... More...
   $0 (08-23-2018 - PA)

Melodie Z. Scott v. A'yana McDonald

Following a trial, the probate court approved, subject to a $93,036.75 surcharge,
the first and final account and report of trustee (First Report), filed by Melodie Z. Scott
(Trustee), trustee of The A’Yana McDonald Special Needs Trust (the trust). (Prob.
2
Code, §§ 1061-1064.)1
Trustee raises three issues on appeal. First, Trustee contends
the probate court did not apply... More...
   $0 (08-23-2018 - CA)

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...
   $0 (08-21-2018 - FL)

Jonathan Mathew Knight v. The State of Texas

On July 4, 2015, at 3:07 in the morning, Officers Lugardo Garcia and Joshua Arroyos of
the El Paso Police Department were dispatched to a motel room in El Paso, Texas, to respond to a
911 call reporting assault family violence in progress. A female caller, sounding hysterical and
crying, reported she had been hit by her boyfriend and her face was swollen. As she asked for
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Larry D. Lincoln; Brad C. Mosbrucker v. BNSF Raiway Company District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

Several years after a tank car spill accident, Larry D. Lincoln and Brad C.
Mosbrucker (collectively “Appellants”) advised BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”)
that medical conditions attributable to the accident rendered them partially,
permanently disabled and prevented them from working outdoors. Upon learning of
Appellants’ alleged medical conditions, BNSF removed Appellants from serv... More...
   $0 (08-20-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Prabhu Ramamoorthy Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Rochester Hills Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse on an Aircraft

A federal jury convicted a Rochester Hills man of sexually assaulting a sleeping female passenger onboard an aircraft.

Schneider was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Timothy R. Stater, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Division.

Convicted was Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 3... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JONELL K. LLOYD

The facts supporting the conviction were set out in State v. Lloyd, 299 Kan. 620, 325 P.3d 1122 (2014):

"Chavira Brown was 17 months old when she was found dead in the attic of Lloyd's house. She was born to Jessica Jackson, who believed Lloyd was the child's father, so he occasionally watched Chavira. Lloyd lived with his girlfriend, Tameika Loudermilk, and their 8-month-old son. More...
   $0 (08-17-2018 - KS)

LARRY D. LINCOLN; BRAD C. MOSBRUCKER v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

On October 9, 2007, a BNSF tank car sprung a leak near where Appellants were working, exposing Appellants to 2-chlorobenzyl chloride. Following the tank car spill accident, Appellants attempted, for over two years, to negotiate a monetary settlement with BNSF as to the injuries they sustained from the accident. During that two-year period, Appellants continued to perform their duties as MOW wo... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - )

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