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Building Erection Svcs. Co. v. Walton Construction Co.

Topeka, KS - Litigation lawyer represented defendant Walton Construction Company (Walton) and Building Erection Services Company (BESCO) over liability and damages resulting from faulty construction on the University of Kansas' Memorial Stadium.



This decision resolves the third appeal in this Odyssean litigation
between... More...
   $0 (11-27-2020 - KS)

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventative Health Services, et al. v. Sylvia Hernandez Kaufmann

In this interlocutory appeal of a preliminary injunction, the dispositive issue is whether 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(a)(23) gives Medicaid patients a right to challenge, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, a State’s determination that a health care provider is not “qualified” within the meaning of § 1396a(a)(23). Our decision rests primarily on two independent bases: (1) the Supreme Court’s decision in O’Bannon v. To... More...   $0 (11-25-2020 - TX)

Department of Fair Employment and Housing v. Cathy's Creations, Inc.

Sacramento, CA - Fair Employment and Housing

The question presented in this appeal is whether an award of attorneys’ fees under
Code of Civil Procedure section 1021.5 was properly denied to the prevailing defendants
in an action brought by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing
(DFEH) under Government Code section 12974.1
Section 12974 contains a unilateral... More...
   $0 (09-11-2020 - CA)

Neal Moritz v. Universal City Studios, LLC.

Over the course of approximately 16 years, respondents
Neal Moritz and Neal H. Moritz, Inc. (collectively, Moritz) worked
for appellants, Universal City Studios LLC and its wholly-owned
subsidiary, FFSO Productions LLC (collectively, Universal),
rendering services as a producer for the film The Fast and the
Furious (Universal Pictures 2001) and several sequels thereto
(coll... More...
   $0 (09-03-2020 - CA)

Caliber Paving Company, Inc. v. Rexford Industrial Realty and Management, Inc.

California law recognizes a tort cause of action against a noncontracting
party—also called a stranger to the contract—who intentionally interferes with the
performance of a contract. (Applied Equipment Corp. v. Litton Saudi Arabia Ltd. (1994)
7 Cal.4th 503, 513-514 (Applied Equipment).) Caliber Paving Company, Inc. (Caliber)
sued Rexford Industrial Realty and Management, Inc. (Rex... More...
   $0 (09-02-2020 - CA)

United States of America v. Markuetric Stringfellow





Columbia, NC - The United States of America charged Markuetric Stringfellow with conspiracy to defraud the South Carolina and North Carolina Medicaid systems.

According to filed plea documents and today’s plea hearing, Stringfellow was a resident of Charlotte... More...
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Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority v. Golden State Warriors, LLC

Appellant Golden State Warriors, LLC (GSW) challenges the trial
court’s judgment confirming an arbitration award. The arbitration concerned
the meaning of the word “terminates” in section 6.4 of the agreement
governing the basketball team’s use of the Oracle Arena in Oakland,
California (the License Agreement). On appeal, GSW argues that “allowing
[the] contract to expire by it... More...
   $0 (08-21-2020 - CA)

Pico Neighborhood Association v. City of Santa Monica

A neighborhood organization and a resident sued the City
of Santa Monica, which uses at-large voting to elect its City
Council. The plaintiffs claimed this system discriminated against
Latinos, which is the term all parties use. After a bench trial, the
trial court agreed and ordered the City to switch to district-based
voting. We reverse and enter judgment for the City because... More...
   $0 (07-10-2020 - CA)

Sofia Wilton Barriga v. 99 Cents Only Stores, LLC

Plaintiff Sofia Wilton Barriga filed this lawsuit against 99 Cents Only Stores LLC,
(99 Cents) on her own behalf and on behalf of similarly situated current and former
nonexempt employees of 99 Cents hired before October 1, 1999, and who worked the
graveyard shift after January 1, 2012, until the conclusion of her lawsuit, pleading various
Labor Code violations and violation of the... More...
   $0 (06-28-2020 - CA)

Sofia Wilton Barriga v. 99 Cents Only Stores, LLC

Plaintiff Sofia Wilton Barriga filed this lawsuit against 99 Cents Only Stores LLC,
(99 Cents) on her own behalf and on behalf of similarly situated current and former
nonexempt employees of 99 Cents hired before October 1, 1999, and who worked the
graveyard shift after January 1, 2012, until the conclusion of her lawsuit, pleading various
Labor Code violations and violation of the... More...
   $0 (06-28-2020 - CA)

Gerald Lynn Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia


Sometimes small gestures can have unexpected consequences. Major initiatives practically guarantee them. In our time, few pieces of federal legislation rank in significance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There, in Title VII, Congress outlawed discrimination in the workplace on thebasis of r... More...
   $0 (06-15-2020 - GA)

SLPR, LLC v. San Diego Unified Port District

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Plaintiffs SLPR, L.L.C. (SLPR), Ann Goodfellow, trustee of the survivor's trust of
the Go... More...
   $0 (05-25-2020 - CA)

Kurtz-Ahlers, LLC v. Bank of America, N.A.

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Freelance bookkeeper Elizabeth Mulder perpetrated a nearly five-year fraud
against her cl... More...
   $0 (05-09-2020 - CA)

In re the Marriage of Mary Kay Brewster and Chris Clevenger, Mary Kay Brewster v. Chris Clevenger

In this marital dissolution proceeding, the trial court entered judgment denying
appellant Mary Kay Brewster’s (Mary Kay) request for spousal support orders because
she suffered criminal convictions for acts of domestic violence against respondent Chris
Clevenger (Chris). In doing so, the trial court determined Mary Kay had not overcome
the rebuttable presumption set forth in Famil... More...
   $0 (03-09-2020 - CA)

Michael Jeppson v. Eric Ley

This case requires us to define the “public interest” in the
internet age. The issue arises in an anti-SLAPP motion: a
special motion to strike claims under Code of Civil Procedure
section 425.16. This statute can apply if the targeted claims
arose from “protected activity,” which the statute defines to
include statements on an issue of “public interest.”
Neighbors Eric Ley... More...
   $0 (02-03-2020 - CA)

Jay Brome v. California Highway Patrol

Jay Brome sued the California Highway Patrol (the Patrol) asserting that, during
his career as a law enforcement officer, he suffered harassment and discrimination
because of his sexual orientation in violation of the California Fair Employment and
Housing Act (Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.).1 The trial court granted summary judgment
to the Patrol, holding that Brome’s claims were fil... More...
   $0 (01-29-2020 - CA)

Tamika Schmidt v. Superior Court, County of Ventura

Two court employees alleged a security guard named David
Jacques sexually harassed them with his metal detecting wand
during the courthouse entry screening process. All security
screening was in public and on video. None of the video
supported the allegations. After a lengthy bench trial, the trial
court ruled the plaintiffs had not proved their allegations. The
employees a... More...
   $0 (01-26-2020 - CA)

Natache Goncal Menezes v. Tim McDaniel

Following protracted postjudgment litigation over the transfer of title of real
property from Natache Goncalves Menezes (Wife) to Tim McDaniel (Husband), the court
issued $200,000 in sanctions against Wife, pursuant to Family Code,1 section 271. Wife
challenges the sanctions, contending they improperly include anticipated attorney fees
1 Further section references are to the Family... More...
   $0 (01-17-2020 - CA)

Natache Goncalves Menezes v. Tim McDaniel

Following protracted postjudgment litigation over the transfer of title of real
property from Natache Goncalves Menezes (Wife) to Tim McDaniel (Husband), the court
issued $200,000 in sanctions against Wife, pursuant to Family Code,1 section 271. Wife
challenges the sanctions, contending they improperly include anticipated attorney fees
1 Further section references are to the Family... More...
   $0 (01-16-2020 - CA)

Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, et al. v. Deutsche Bank, AG

This appeal raises an important issue concerning the investigative authority
of two committees of the United States House of Representatives and the
protection of privacy due the President of the United States suing in his individual,
not official, capacity with respect to financial records. The specific issue is the
lawfulness of three subpoenas issued by the House Committee on Fi... More...
   $0 (12-04-2019 - NY)

Vaquero Energy, Inc. v. County of Kern

November 2015, the Board of Supervisors (Board) of the County of Kern
approved a new zoning ordinance requiring permits for new oil and gas exploration,
drilling and production. The ordinance imposed a wide range of environmental and other
standards on permit applicants. It also adopted two procedural pathways for obtaining
permits when the proposed activity would be conducted on s... More...
   $0 (11-20-2019 - CA)

Tony Sarun v. Dignity Health

Tony Sarun had no health insurance in March 2012 when
he received emergency care at Northridge Hospital Medical
Center, then owned and operated by Dignity Health.1 Upon
admission Sarun signed an agreement to pay the hospital’s “full
charges, unless other discounts apply.” “Full charges” were
defined as “the Hospital’s published rates (called the
chargemaster), prior to any ... More...
   $0 (11-16-2019 - CA)

In the Matter of the Marriage of MARY PAT SCHULTZ and MARK SCHULTZ

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Mark and Mary Schultz married in 1986. On May 2, 2016, Mary petitioned for a divorce. On June 1, 2016, Mark counter-petitioned for divorce. On September 8, 2016, the trial court entered temporary orders.

The financial history of the marriage, particularly in its lat... More...
   $0 (11-13-2019 - KS)

United States of America v. Cubby Wayne Williams




Los Angles, CA - Inglewood-based Tax Preparer Convicted in Scheme that Sought More than $5 Million in Fraudulent Refunds

A tax preparer and ex-California Franchise Tax Board employee was found guilty by a jury of feder... More...
   $0 (10-15-2019 - CA)

Blakely Mchugh v. Protective Life Insurance

This appeal raises one fundamental issue: whether Insurance Code sections
10113.71 and 10113.721 ("the statutes"), which came into effect on January 1, 2013,
apply to term life insurance policies issued before the statutes' effective date. In 2005,
Protective Life Insurance Company (Protective Life) issued William Patrick McHugh a
60-year term life policy (the policy) that provided... More...
   $0 (10-13-2019 - CA)

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