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United States of America v. Joan Osborn





In Sell v. United States, 539 U.S. 166, 169, 180–81 (2003), the Supreme Court
outlined a demanding four-part test that, if satisfied, allows the government to
forcibly medicate a mentally ill but nonviolent criminal defendant “to render that
defenda... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - Ut)

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)

Michael H. Redlin v. United States of America





Michael Redlin appeals the district court’s order
dismissing as untimely his negligence action brought under
the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). Because Redlin failed
to file the action within six months after the Department of
V... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - AZ)

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)

United States of America v. Brandon Smirnoff




Montgomery, AL - Former Alabama Police Investigator Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Handcuffed Arrestee

A former Tallassee Police investigator, Brandon Smirnoff, 27, pleaded guilty to assaulting a handcuffed, 24-year-old man.

According to the... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - AL)

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)

Harold Brown v. Gerald Goldstein

Former and current members of the band WAR filed a
breach of contract action alleging that their music publisher had
failed to pay them a share of the royalties generated from public
performances of the band’s songs.
The publisher filed a motion for summary judgment
arguing that the parties’ music publishing agreement did not
require it to pay the band any royalties derived... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - CA)

Du-All Safety, LLC v. The Superior Court of Alameda County, Mark krien, Real Party in Interest


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On March 2, 2017, plaintiffs Mark Krein and his wife Lori Krein (when referred to
collectively, plaintiffs) filed the... More...
   $0 (04-21-2019 - CA)

Sarah Plott Key v. Elizabeth Plott Tyler


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Sarah Plott Key (Key) appeals from orders of the probate
court (1) striking her petition to enforce a no contest clau... More...
   $0 (04-20-2019 - CA)

Robert Earl Nash v. The State of Texas


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Nash pleaded guilty to assaulting Nicole Goulding on July 5, 2017, as alleged in the
indictment.2 Du... More...
   $0 (04-19-2019 - TX)

Lucinda Cox v. Hollis Griffin


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The lesson in this case is there are important distinctions between the torts of false
imprisonment and malicious pro... More...
   $0 (04-19-2019 - CA)

Richard Natofsky v. The City of New York




Plaintiff Richard Natofsky appeals from a judgment of the United
States District Court for the Southern District of New York granting summary
judgment to Defendants (Buchwald, J.). Natofsky served as the Director of
Budget and Human Resources at the New York C... More...
   $0 (04-18-2019 - NY)

Nikos Hecht v. Great Northern Insurance Company, d/b/a Chubb





Nikos Hecht appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of
his insurer, Great Northern Insurance Company (Chubb), which denied Hecht’s
claims based on policy exclusions for intentional acts and abuse committed by its
insured. Exercising juri... More...
   $0 (04-18-2019 - CO)

Clint Harrison Eller v. The State of Texas








Eller was charged with one ... More...
   $0 (04-18-2019 - TX)

Lucinda Cox v. Hollis Griffin

The lesson in this case is there are important distinctions between the torts of false
imprisonment and malicious prosecution. Lucinda Cox alleged that Hollis Griffin
intentionally filed a false police report accusing Cox of forgery and embezzlement,
leading to Cox's arrest and seven-day incarceration. Cox's attorney asked the court to
2
instruct the jury on false arrest (fals... More...
   $0 (04-18-2019 - CA)

Alexandro Puga; Norma Puga v. RCX Sollutions, Inc.


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RCX Solutions, Incorporated is a licensed motor carrier that contracted with a driver, Ronald Brown, to transport a ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2019 - TX)

Lloyd's Syndicate 457 v. Floatec, L.L.C.





This case concerns a disputed siting of Big Foot in the Gulf of Mexico. We refer to a floating oil-drilling platform that rests on four massive columns—hence the name “Big Foot”—moored by steel tendons to the ocean floor. Chevron, which op... More...
   $0 (04-17-2019 - TX)

Xue Lu; Jie Hao v. United States of Amierca





The Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(b),
waives the government’s sovereign immunity for the
imposition of attorneys’ fees “to the same extent that any
other party would be liable under the commo... More...
   $0 (04-17-2019 - CA)

United States of America v. Benjamin Martinez, Giam Nguyen, Anna Bagoumian, Donovan Simmons




All the defendants were convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and several substantive counts of health care fraud. Individual defendants were convicted of different additional offenses. Defendants appeal, challenging the sufficien... More...
   $0 (04-17-2019 - TX)

Maria Ramirez v. Ruben Escajeda, Jr.




Government officials are often entitled to qualified immunity (“QI”) from liability for civil damages for performing their discretionary duties. See, e.g., Romero v. City of Grapevine, 888 F.3d 170, 176 (5th Cir. 2018). And when a district court denies QI, we may immediately review the... More...
   $0 (04-17-2019 - TX)

Brown v. Gerald Goldstein


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Former and current members of the band WAR filed a
breach of contract action alleging that their music p... More...
   $0 (04-17-2019 - CA)

IN THE MATTER OF THE JOINT APPLICATION OF WESTAR ENERGY, INC. and KANSAS GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY.












As in many states, Kansas has seen a growth in the use of renewable energy resources to se... More...
   $0 (04-16-2019 - KS)

In the Interest of A.H., A Minor Child


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The police took A.H. into protective custody when he was four years old. Adult protective services workers found him in t... More...
   $0 (04-16-2019 - KS)

Deanna J. Robinson v. Hunt County





Deanna J. Robinson sued Defendants Hunt County, Sheriff Randy Meeks, and several employees of the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), alleging unconstitutional censorship on the HCSO Facebook page. The district court den... More...
   $0 (04-16-2019 - )

Margaret Summers v. Martine Colette


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While serving as a director of a nonprofit public benefit
corporation called Wildlife Waystation, Margaret Summers filedMore...
   $0 (04-16-2019 - CA)

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