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Eva Moore v. John Urquhart Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This is a class action challenging the constitutionality of
a Washington statute that allows tenants to be evicted from
their homes without a court hearing. Plaintiffs seek
declaratory and injunctive relief against the Sheriff of King
County, whose office enforces the challenged statute by
executing the eviction orders. The district court dismissed
the action with prejudice... More...
   $0 (08-19-2018 - WA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KING MOUNTAIN TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.

In 2006 the late Delbert Wheeler, Sr., a lifelong-enrolled member of the Yakama Nation in Washington State, purchased “80 acres of trust property . . . from the Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, the agency of the Yakama Nation which is charged with overseeing the maintenance of real property held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Yakama Nation and its members.” Wheeler then opened... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - WA)

Eduardo De La Torre v. Cashcall, Inc.


Under California law, can a loan contract include an interest rate term so
high that it is “unreasonably and unexpectedly harsh,” “unduly oppressive,” or “so
one-sided as to shock the conscience”? (Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.,
LLC (2015) 61 Cal.4th 899, 910–911 (Sanchez).) What the Ninth Circuit asks us
to resolve in this case is a more specific version of that question: C... More...
   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

Derek Waskul; Cory Schneider; Kevin Wiesner; Washtenaw Asociation for Community Advocacy v. Washtenaw Country Community Mental Health, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

An association generally has standing if “at least one of [its] members would have standing to sue on his own.” United Food & Commercial Workers v. Brown, 517 U.S. 544, 554–55 (1996) (citing Warth v. Seldin, 422 U.S. 490, 511 (1975)). In this interlocutory appeal, the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy identifies at least one named member who appears to have suffered an initial deprivati... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - MI)

Jonathan Gaffers v. Kelly Services, Inc. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

The Supreme Court recently held that the National Labor Relations Act does not invalidate individual arbitration agreements. Epic Systems Corp. v.
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No. 16-2210 Gaffers v. Kelly Servs., Inc. Page 2
Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612, 1632 (2018). That holding answers half of this case. The other half, in which the plaintiffs seek to carve out a separate destiny for the Fair Labor Standards Act, me... More...
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Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town v. United States of America Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town (“AQTT”) appeals several orders entered in
favor of the United States, the Secretary and Associate Deputy Secretary of the U.S.
Department of the Interior (“DOI”), the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the
Treasury, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (the “Creek Nation”). Exercising
jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.
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AQTT is a fed... More...
   $0 (08-13-2018 - OK)

James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other... More...
   $0 (08-13-2018 - Pa)

Raymond Blech v. Richard Blech, Commercial Bank as Trustee, etc.

Arthur Blech died in 2011, leaving an estate worth in
excess of $65 million. At his death, his estate planning
documents included the Arthur Blech Living Trust, as amended,
and his will, which provided for the “pour over” of most of his
remaining assets into the Trust, to be administered as part of the
corpus of the Trust by a third party trustee. Arthur left most of
his es... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - )

Cecil Daughtrey Jr. and Patricia A. Daughtrey v. Luis E. Rivera, II Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this case, Cecil and Patricia Daughtrey filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition for the sole purpose of preventing the sale of their property in a public auction to be held pursuant to a state court judgment that foreclosed the mortgage on the property. After the public auction was automatically stayed under 11 U.S.C. § 362(a), the trustee of the bankruptcy estate and the judgment creditor, 72 Pa... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - FL)

Douglas Troester v. Starbucks Corporation

Upon a request by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.548), we agreed to answer the following question:
Does the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s de minimis doctrine, as stated in
Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co. (1946) 328 U.S. 680, 692, and Lindow v.
United States (9th Cir. 1984) 738 F.2d 1057, 1063, apply to claims for unpai... More...
   $0 (07-27-2018 - CA)

Linda S. Isaacs v. DBI-ASG Coinvestor Fund, III, LLC Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Paducah, Kentucky

Debtor Linda Isaacs filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and brought an adversary action seeking to invalidate a mortgage lien on her home, and to stop the sale of the home pursuant to a Kentucky state-court foreclosure judgment. The adversary complaint sought to avoid the mortgage—as unperfected because the mortgage was never validly recorded—under the strong-arm provision of the bankruptcy code. Afte... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - KY)

Shaynee Sherwood v. Equity Insurance Company MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - Shaynee Sherwood sued Equity Insurance Company on an personal injury auto negligence and insurance law theories. ... More...   $1 (07-25-2018 - OK)

Ex parte Sandra Louise Garner

Here, Garner was arrested for the murder of her husband, Jon Kevin Garner. Bail
was initially set at $2,000,000; however, after Garner filed her first application for writ of
habeas corpus seeking reduced bail, the trial court lowered the bail amount to $1,000,000.
Thereafter, Garner filed a second application for writ of habeas corpus seeking to further
Ex parte Garner Page ... More...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - TX)

Lea Augustin v. City of Philadelphia Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case involves a group of landlords who object to the system of liens used by the City of Philadelphia to collect unpaid gas bills. The District Court certified a class and held that the City had violated the landlords’ rights under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The City filed this appeal, arguing that its procedures for collecting gas debts are constitutional. We agree w... More...   $0 (07-23-2018 - PA)

In the Matter of the Marriage of MARSHA WELLS and MIKE WELLS

Marsha and Mike had been married for over 40 years when Marsha filed for divorce. This appeal concerns the division of property between Marsha and Mike.

Before the marriage Mike worked for Panhandle Eastern and purchased an unknown amount of Panhandle Eastern stock. Mike stopped buying Panhandle Eastern stock shortly after marrying Marsha. The Panhandle Eastern stock is currently known ... More...
   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
   $0 (07-15-2018 - MA)

MICHAEL ROBBINS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

The state charged the defendant with aggravated battery with a firearm. The evidence showed that the defendant was involved in an argument with a man who was hanging out with a small group of people outside of a business. The defendant eventually got a gun from his nearby truck, fired two shots towards the group, and drove off. One of the shots struck a woman in the group.

Defendant ... More...
   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Sinovel Wind Group, LLC Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Madison, WI - Court Imposes Maximum Fine on Sinovel Wind Group for Theft of Trade Secrets

A manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines based in the People’s Republic of China was sentenced on July 6, 2018 for stealing trade secrets from AMSC, a U.S.-based company formerly known as American Superconductor Inc..

The Court found that AMSC’s losses from the theft exceeded $550 milli... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - WI)

Sarah Meyer and Gail Wooldridge v. State of Oregon Marion County Courthouse - Salem, Oregon

Plaintiffs, Sarah Meyer and Martin Wooldridge, appeal from a general judgment dismissing their action against defendants Oregon State Lottery (the Lottery), Jill Goldsmith, Larry Niswender, Tessa Sugahara, John Kroger, and Craig Durbin.1 Plaintiffs assert five assignments of error. We reject plaintiffs’ fourth assignment of error without written discussion and write only to address their remaining... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - OR)

BRIAN K. ALLISON vs. STATE OF IOWA SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

A jury convicted Brian Allison of three counts of sexual abuse in the third degree in 2011. He appealed his conviction. In his direct appeal, Allison argued the district court erred in not granting him a new trial based upon the weight of the evidence under Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.24(2)(b)(6). Among other things, Allison noted the victim, his stepdaughter, initially denied the abuse, ... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - IA)

Xlear, Inc. v. Focus Nutrition, LLC District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Xlear, Inc. and Focus Nutrition, LLC are both in the business of selling
sweeteners that use the sugar alcohol xylitol. Xlear filed a complaint raising a trade
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dress infringement claim under the Lanham Act, a claim under the Utah Truth in
Advertising Act (UTIAA), and a claim under the common law for unfair competition.
The claims all alleged that Focus Nutrition copied the pa... More...
   $0 (06-30-2018 - UT)

Jake's Fireworks, Inc. v. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor, United States Department of Labor District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Jake’s Fireworks, Inc. (“Jake’s”), a fireworks importer and distributor, assigned
two employees to clean out its old facility. A fire broke out, injuring one employee and
killing the other. After an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)
inspection, the Secretary of Labor (the “Secretary”) cited Jake’s for violating OSHA
safety and health standards. Jake’s contested... More...
   $0 (06-30-2018 - KS)

David Lo v. Daniel S. Lee Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff David Lo, individually and as the assignee of plaintiffs Danny F.M. Lo
and Alice M.C. Lo (collectively referred to as plaintiffs), appeals from an order of
dismissal entered in favor of defendant Tristan You after the trial court sustained You’s
demurrer without leave to amend. Plaintiff contends the trial court should have overruled
the demurrer because he stated a viabl... More...
   $0 (06-30-2018 - CA)

Pinkette Clothing, Inc. v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cosmetic Warriors Limited (“CWL”) sells LUSHbranded
cosmetics and related goods, while Pinkette Clothing
sells LUSH-branded women’s fashions. CWL seeks both a
permanent injunction restraining Pinkette from infringing on
CWL’s LUSH mark and cancellation of Pinkette’s
registration of its own LUSH mark. The district court held
that laches barred CWL’s infringement and cancella... More...
   $0 (06-29-2018 - CA)

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