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STATE OF OHIO vs. TIMOTHY S. SHELINE





The instant matter arose from an August 29, 2007 incident during which the victim
in this case, Gwendolyn Bewley (hereinafter “Bewley” or “victim”), was murdered and a fire
broke out in her house in Fairview Park, Ohio. At the... More...
   $0 (02-18-2019 - OH)

United States of America v. Hakeem Malik Donate Flax, a/k/a "Keem"




Minneapolis, MN - Federal Jury Convicts North Minneapolis Gang Member For His Role In Violent Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

HAKEEM MALIK DONTAE FLAX, a/k/a “Keem,” 32, for crimes related to violent gang activity, including conspiracy, distribution of heroin, and firearms violati... More...
   $0 (02-18-2019 - MN)

Delbert Johnson v. Jeffrey Halstead




Delbert Johnson is a sergeant with the Fort Worth Police Department. He alleges that over a three-year period he was subjected to a campaign of isolation, harassment, and ridicule because he is African-American. Investi... More...
   $0 (02-15-2019 - TX)

Anupama Bekkem v. Robert Wilkie, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs





Plaintiff Anupama Bekkem brought this action against her employer, the
Department of Veterans Affairs, based on numerous instances of discrimination and
retaliation she allegedly experienced while working as a primary care physician for the
VA in the Oklahoma Cit... More...
   $0 (02-12-2019 - OK)

United States of America, ex rel. Stephanie Strubbe, et al. v. Crawford County Memorial Hospital and Bill Bruce





Stephanie A. Strubbe, Carmen Trader, and Richard Christie sued Crawford
County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) as relators in a qui tam action for violations of
the False Claims Act. 31 U.S.C. § 3729(a). They also sued CCMH and its Chief
Exec... More...
   $0 (02-12-2019 - IA)

Linda Reed v. Columbia St. Mary's Hospital





Plaintiff‐appellant Linda Reed alleges
that she suffered discrimination on the basis of her disabilities
while she was a patient at defendant‐appellee Columbia
St. Mary’s Hospital in March 2012. Among other things,
she con... More...
   $0 (02-12-2019 - WI)

Caleigh Wood, John Wood and Melissa Wood v. Evelyn Arnold; Shannon Morris, and Board of Education of Charles Couonty





In this case, we consider whether two statements concerning Islamic beliefs, presented as part of a high school world history class, violated a student’s First Amendment rights under either the Establishment Clause or the Free Speech Clause. The student, Caleig... More...
   $0 (02-11-2019 - )

MARK GILBERT v. CITY OF CHICOPEE; WILLIAM JEBB; JOHN PRONOVOST; RICHARD J. KOS





After a near decade-long saga within the fragmented City
of Chicopee Police Department, Plaintiff-Appellant Mark Gilbert,
a Captain in the police department, sued a host of Defendants
Appellees, including the City of Chic... More...
   $0 (02-10-2019 - MA)

Sharmalee Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC

Under the Labor Code, an employee who believes he or
she has not been paid the wages due under the applicable labor
statutes and wage orders may bring a civil action against his
or her employer. (See, e.g., Lab. Code, § 1194; Martinez v.
Combs (2010) 49 Cal.4th 35, 49-51; see also Lab. Code, § 2699.)
This case presents the question whether, when an employer
hires an indepen... More...
   $0 (02-10-2019 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Jenelle Leigh Potter





This case involves the murders of two victims, Billy Payne (“Victim Payne”) and Billie Jean Hayworth (“Victim Hayworth”), whose bodies were found inside their Mountain City home (“Paw Bill’s residence”)1 in Janu... More...
   $0 (02-09-2019 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Barbara Mae Potter





This case involves the murders of two victims, Billy Clay Payne (“Victim Payne”) and Billie Jean Hayworth (“Victim Hayworth”), whose bodies were found inside their Mountain City home that they sh... More...
   $0 (02-08-2019 - TN)

Sharmalee Goonew Ardene v. ADP, LLC

Opinion of the Court by Cantil-Sakauye, C. J.
Under the Labor Code, an employee who believes he or
she has not been paid the wages due under the applicable labor
statutes and wage orders may bring a civil action against his
or her employer. (See, e.g., Lab. Code, § 1194; Martinez v.
Combs (2010) 49 Cal.4th 35, 49-51; see also Lab. Code, § 2699.)
This case presents the quest... More...
   $0 (02-08-2019 - CA)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) v. Global Horizons, Inc., d/b/a Global Horizons Manpower, Inc.; Green Acre Farms, Inc., Valley Fruit Orchards, LLC





Green Acre Farms and Valley Fruit Orchards (the Growers) are fruit growers in the State of Washington. In 2003, the Growers experienced labor shortages and entered into agreements with Global Horizons, Inc., a labor contractor, to obtain temporary workers for their orchards. Wit... More...
   $0 (02-07-2019 - WA)

Kristin M. Jones v. Douglas County Sheriff's Department, of Douglas County, Nebraska





The sheriff’s department of Douglas County decided not to reinstate Kristin M.
Jones. She sued Douglas County, alleging retaliation and sex, pregnancy, and
disability discrimination, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42
U.S.C. §§ 200... More...
   $0 (02-07-2019 - NE)

Nicole C. Wittmer v. Phillips 66 Company





Over the past two years, three circuits have construed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of either sexual orientation or transgender status. See Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc.... More...
   $0 (02-07-2019 - TX)

Kymberli Gardner v. CLC of Pascagoula, L.L.C., d/b/a Plaza Community Living Center





Claims of sexual harassment typically involve the behavior of fellow employees. But not always. Because the ultimate focus of Title VII liability is on the employer’s conduct—unless a supervisor is the harasser, a plaintiff needs to show that the employer knew or should have known abo... More...
   $0 (02-07-2019 - MS)

National Association of African American-Owned Media v. Charter Communications, Inc.





Plaintiff-Appellee Entertainment Studios Networks, Inc. (Entertainment Studios), an African American-owned operator of television networks, sought to secure a carriage contract from Defendant-Appellant Charter Communications, Inc. ... More...
   $0 (02-04-2019 - CA)

United States of America v. American Honda Motor Co.




Greensboro, NC - Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Honda Aircraft Company LLC

The Justice Department reached a settlement agreement with Honda Aircraft Company LLC (Honda Aircraft), a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co. Inc... More...
   $0 (02-04-2019 - DC)

Glenn Symmonds v. Edward Joseph Mahoney

Defendants Edward Joseph Mahoney, also known as
Eddie Money, and Eddie Money Entertainment, Inc. (collectively,
defendants)1 appeal from the trial court’s order denying a special
motion to strike under Code of Civil Procedure2 section 425.16,
the anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation)
statute.
Mahoney is a singer and songwriter who performs in
conce... More...
   $0 (02-02-2019 - CA)

Michael A. Frost v. BNSF Railway Company





Michael Frost sued the BNSF Railway Company, alleging
that it violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) when
it disciplined and ultimately terminated him after he
committed a pair of safety rule violations and filed an injury
report. At trial, the distri... More...
   $0 (01-31-2019 - MT)

Eduardo Luna Rodriguez v. The State of Texas





According to the indictment, on March 10, 2015, Eduardo, Eduardo’s older brother Fernando Luna Rodriguez, Eduar... More...
   $0 (01-30-2019 - TX)

Juan Cervantes v. Ardagh Group





Juan Cervantes brought this action
against his employer, Ardagh Group (“Ardagh”), alleging
violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42
U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and the Illinois Human Rights A... More...
   $0 (01-30-2019 - IL)

Tara J. Roy v. Correct Care Solutions, LLC





This case raises important issues
about employer liability for a hostile work environment created by
third parties and about non-employer liability for employmentrelated
discrimination under the Maine H... More...
   $0 (01-30-2019 - ME)

Lauren Miceli v. Jetblue Airways, Corp.; Mathew Bourgeois






Plaintiff-appellant Lauren Miceli
sued her quondam employer, JetBlue Airways Corp. (JetBlue), for
handicap discrimination and retaliation under Massachusetts state
law.1 The appellant alleges that JetBlue fired her due... More...
   $0 (01-30-2019 - MA)

Douglas Echols v. Spencer Lawton





This appeal requires us to decide whether a district attorney enjoys qualified immunity from a complaint that he defamed a former prisoner in retaliation for seeking legislative compensation for his wrongful convictions. After Dougla... More...
   $0 (01-27-2019 - GA)

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