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Edward Harry v. Ring The Alarm, LLC

Appellant Edward Harry worked as a site representative during
an event at a noted architectural residence owned by respondent James
Goldstein. While giving a tour during the event, Harry fell from a platform
suspended over a hillside, sustaining serious injuries. Harry sued Goldstein
and Ring the Alarm, LLC, the entity that hired him and hosted the party.
Harry’s claims against... More...
   $0 (04-26-2019 - CA)

Duanna Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians




This case concerns the sources and scope of an Indian tribe’s jurisdiction over tort claims brought by the tribe against a nonmember employed by the tribe. The tort claims arose from conduct committed by the nonmemb... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - CA)

Angie Waller v. Benjamin B. Hanlon




Fort Worth Police Officer Richard Hoeppner fatally shot 72-year old Jerry Waller in Waller’s own garage. Hoeppner insists he did so only out of reasonable fear for his life. Seeking recompense for Waller’s death, Waller’s surv... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - TX)

Anthony Hildebrand v. Allegheny County





In 2013, Anthony Hildebrand sued his former employer for age discrimination in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. When jurisdiction was returned to the District Court in 2015 after an appe... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - PA)

John Rodriguez v. Ishita A. Baxi




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Brooklyn, NY - John Rodriguez sued Ishita A. Baxi on a personal injury auto negligence theory.
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   $0 (04-24-2019 - NY)

Jessica Gingras v. Think Finance, Inc.





The federal government and many states have laws designed to protect
consumers against predatory lending practices. In this case, we must
determine what happens when those laws conflict with the off-reservation
commercial activities of Indian tribes. In s... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - VT)

Frank Staples v. Richard Gerry





This appeal concerns three claims that a New Hampshire State Prison
("NHSP") inmate brought against two of the prison's officers in a
lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging violations of his federal
constitutional rights. The inmate alleges in the first of t... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - NH)

Bradley Dingle v. United States of America d/b/a UPS




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Akron, OH - Bradley Dingle sued the United States of America d/b/a UPS on a Federal Tort Claims Act p... More...
   $1 (04-23-2019 - OH)

James Newman and Dnis Newman v. Raymond Purinton, Esther Purinto, Barry Mpurinton, and Marie Wargo




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Rutland, VT - James Newman and Dnis Newman sued Raymond Purinton, Esther Purinto, Barry Mpurinton, an... More...
   $1 (04-23-2019 - VT)

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)

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)

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)

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
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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)

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)

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 - )

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