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California Department of Finance v. City of Merced, Lisa Cardella-Presto, as Auditor-Controller, etc., Real Party in Interest

This is an unusual “Great Dissolution” case (see City of Brentwood v. Campbell
(2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 488, 491) that turns on basic civil procedure questions.1
The
City of Merced (City) participated in the normal due diligence review (DDR) process to
review what, if any, monies had to be disgorged when its former RDA was statutorily
dissolved. The City did not initiate a judic... More...
   $0 (03-24-2019 - CA)

Alliance For Good Government v. Coalition for Better Government




The district court granted Alliance for Good Government summary judgment on its trademark infringement claim against Coalition for Better Government, enjoined Coalition from the use of both its logo and its trade name, and then awarded Alliance attorney’s fees incurred in bri... More...
   $0 (03-22-2019 - LA)

Bruce Boyer v. Ventura County

To be elected county sheriff, a person must meet certain
law-enforcement experience and education requirements set forth
in Government Code, section 24004.3. Bruce Boyer has no law
enforcement experience. He filed a petition for writ of mandate
to compel respondents, Ventura County, Ventura County Board
of Supervisors, and Ventura County Clerk Mark Lunn to put him
on the Ju... More...
   $0 (03-19-2019 - CA)

Charles Greenhill and Amphib, Inc. v. Richard M. Vartanian and Platinum Fighter Sales, Inc.




Hermann Göring, head of the
Luftwaffe in World War II, remarked: “When I saw those
Mustangs over Berlin, I knew that the war was lost.” The P-
51 Mustang fighter entered service in January 1942, and
long-ran... More...
   $0 (03-11-2019 - IL)

Ex parte Marina Urbina



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City of Hammond v. John Rostankovski




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Rostankovski is the owner of residential rental property located on Spruce
Street, in Hammond, Indiana. ... More...
   $0 (01-28-2019 - IN)

GBRB PROPERTIES, LLC v. PATRICIA A. HILL and DAVID L. HILL and SERGIO RAYMONDO and MARIA G. AMADOR, Husband and Wife, and SERGIO'S PORTABLE WELDING, INC




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More often than not, when you buy real estate in Kansas, there are strings attached to the property. These strings often come in the ... More...
   $0 (01-22-2019 - KS)

Loren Prout v. Department of Transportation

Loren Prout filed an inverse condemnation action, alleging Department of
Transportation (Caltrans) violated the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution
in 2010 by physically occupying without compensation a long, narrow strip of Prout’s
land fronting State Highway 12, to make highway improvements. The land taken was a
1.31-acre strip, 20 feet wide and about 6,095 feet lon... More...
   $0 (01-13-2019 - CA)

Ronald Rudolph Rodriguez v. The State of Texas



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John Stephen Thorne v. Union Pacific Corporation; Union Pacific Railroad Company

Plaintiff-Appellant John Thorne sued Defendants-Appellees (1) Union Pacific Corporation and (2) Union Pacific Railroad Company, together “Union Pacific” or “Defendants,” seeking a declaratory judgment establishing the value of stock he allegedly owns in Defendants’ corporations. Plaintiff claims that he owns a stock certificate issued in 1859 by the Southern Pacific Railroad
Case: 18-50019 Doc... More...
   $0 (11-25-2018 - TX)

Joan Mauri Barefoot v. Jana Susan Jennings

Appellant Joan Mauri Barefoot appeals following the trial court’s decision to
dismiss her petition under Probate Code section 172001
to, among other things, set aside
the 17th through 24th amendments and declare effective the 16th amendment to the
Maynord 1986 Family Trust (Trust). The trial court dismissed the petition on standing
grounds. For the reasons set forth below, we a... More...
   $0 (11-06-2018 - CA)

Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin

This copyright case involves a claim that Led Zeppelin copied key portions of its timeless hit “Stairway to Heaven” from the song “Taurus,” which was written by Spirit band member Randy Wolfe. Years after Wolfe’s death, the trustee of the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust, Michael Skidmore, brought this suit for copyright infringement against Led Zeppelin, James Patrick Page, Robert Anthony Plant, John Paul... More...   $0 (10-09-2018 - CA)

Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin





This copyright case involves a claim that Led Zeppelin copied key portions of its timeless hit “Stairway to Heaven” from the song “Taurus,” which was written by Spirit band member Randy Wolfe. Years after Wolfe’s death, th... More...
   $0 (09-30-2018 - CA)

Jpay, Inc. v. Cynthai Kobel, Shalanda Houston





At issue today is a question at the intersection of arbitration and class action jurisprudence, a question that has been expressly left open by the Supreme Court and which comes to this Circuit as a matter of first impression. The parties agree that their disputes will ... More...
   $0 (09-23-2018 - FL)

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...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - FL)

Joan Mauri Barefoot v. Jana Susan Jennings

Appellant Joan Mauri Barefoot appeals following the trial court’s decision to
dismiss her petition under Probate Code section 172001
to, among other things, set aside
the 17th through 24th amendments and declare effective the 16th amendment to the
Maynord 1986 Family Trust (Trust). The trial court dismissed the petition on standing
grounds. For the reasons set forth below, we a... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - CA)

Ditech Servicing, LLC v. Jerry Perez d/b/a Lighthouse Investments

Prior to the bench trial, the parties stipulated to the facts and to certain exhibits, from which we draw our recitation of the background facts. In their briefs, the parties make clear that the central issue in the case is the statute of limitations. The property in question is a house located in Edinburg, Texas (“the Property”). On January 13, 2006, Sarah McMaster borrowed $99,621.00 from ... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - TX)

Randy Kinder Excavating, Inc. v. JA Manning Construction Company, Inc. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

This construction dispute arises from a government contract to build a pumping
station for the purpose of managing water levels around parts of the lower White
River in Arkansas. As with many large-scale projects, this venture was plagued with
delays from its inception. These delays were caused by weather events, scheduling
conflicts, and other unforeseen conditions. The district c... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - AR)

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 - )

Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corp. v. Oregon Brewing Company Southern District of New York - New York, New York

11 In a trademark dispute over use of the brand‐name ROGUE on t‐shirts,
12 sweatshirts, hats and similar apparel, Defendant Oregon Brewing Company
13 (“OBC”) appeals from the grant of summary judgment in the United States
14 District Court for the Southern District of New York (George B. Daniels, J.) in
15 favor of Plaintiff Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corporation... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

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)

Rana Samara v. Haitham Matar

When a trial court judgment rests on more than one ground, it may be
impossible for a losing party to obtain appellate review of all of the court’s
determinations. In a breach of contract action, for example, a trial court might
grant a defense motion for summary judgment because no contract was formed,
and because in any event there was no breach. On direct review, an appellateMore...
   $0 (06-26-2018 - CA)

Rockefeller Technology Investments (Asia II) v. Changzhou Sinotype Technology Co., LTD

This appeal concerns an aborted international business
deal between Changzhou SinoType Technology Company, Ltd.
(SinoType), a Chinese company, and Rockefeller Technology
Investments (Asia) VII (Rockefeller Asia), an American
investment partnership. When the relationship between the two
entities soured, Rockefeller Asia pursued contractual arbitration
against SinoType in Los... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - CA)

Yvonne Reid v. City of San Diego

A. Legal Background—The Procedural Ordinance and 2008 Assessment
Under the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (PBID of
1994) (Sts. & Hy. Code,2 §§ 36600 et seq.), private property owners in a geographical
area can initiate formation of a business improvement district to assess themselves fees to
be spent promoting their businesses. (See Epstein v. Hollywood Ente... More...
   $0 (05-28-2018 - CA)

Robert Ghiringhelli v. The Assurance Group, Inc. Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Plaintiffs Robert Ghiringhelli, Colin
Keith Holley, Derrold Nash, Anthony Petitti, Jr., and Harmon G. Pye, III,1 appeal the district
court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant The Assurance Group, Inc., on the plaintiffs’
claims for breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, statutory and regulatory
violations, and for declaratory judgment. Before this court, the... More...
   $0 (05-26-2018 - OH)

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