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Christopher Wernert v. City of Dublin

The City hired Wernert as a police officer in 2010. He suffered a serious knee injury on the job in February 2011 when he slipped and fell on an icy street while directing traffic. Wernert’s treating physician determined that he suffered permanent impairment as a result of the injury. Wernert contends that his injury is continuing in nature and that it substantially limits his ability to run, j... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Jerry Lynn Graves, Jr. v. The State of Texas

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services removed the son of Graves and his girlfriend, Equila Davis, immediately after his birth due to concerns that Davis had used marihuana during her pregnancy. Shortly after the baby was removed from their care, Graves and Davis arrived at a Department office for visitation. Whitney Aguirre was in charge of supervising the visit, Caryl Beimer wa... More...   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

Charlene Richard v. Regional School Unit 57 District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Charlene Richard, formerly a
kindergarten teacher at Waterboro Elementary School, sued Regional
School Unit 57 ("RSU 57"), claiming that by retaliating against
her for her advocacy on behalf of students with disabilities, it
violated the Americans With Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act,
Maine Human Rights Act, and Maine Whistleblower Protection Act.
After a five-day benc... More...
   $0 (09-01-2018 - ME)

STATE OF KANSAS v. VICTOR FRITZ BROSSEIT

On June 23, 2014, Officer Brandon Early pulled Brosseit over after Brosseit failed to maintain a single lane while driving his truck. Early claimed that he smelled a strong odor of alcohol when he made contact with Brosseit and noticed that Brosseit's eyes were bloodshot and watery and his speech was slurred. After a dispatch operator informed Early that Brosseit's license was revoked, Early asked... More...   $0 (08-30-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Matthew Lane Durham Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Matthew Durham appeals his convictions and sentence on four counts for illicit
sex with minors in Kenya after travelling there from the United States. This opinion
addresses the following eight issues presented for appellate review.
1. Is 18 U.S.C. § 2423(c), the statute on which the convictions
were based, unconstitutional on its face and as applied to Mr.
Durham because it ex... More...
   $0 (08-30-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Clifford Chance US, L.L.P. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against International Law Firm

The Justice Department today announced that it reached a settlement agreement with Clifford Chance US LLP, a large, international law firm with its U.S. headquarters located in New York. This agreement resolves the Department’s investigation into whether the law firm engaged in hiring discri... More...
   $0 (08-29-2018 - NY)

Linda Rowlands v. United Parcel Service - Fort Wayne Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Linda Rowlands claims that United Parcel Service (“UPS”) discriminated against her be-cause she had a disability, failed to accommodate her
∗ Of the Northern District of Illinois, sitting by
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disability, and retaliated against her when she requested ac-commodations, all in violation of the Americans with Disabil-ities Act, 14 U.S.C. § 12111 et seq. (“ADA”). The distr... More...
   $0 (08-27-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. William Holmes Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

A recantation is not always a good reason for a new trial. The recanting witness, in fact, may have told the truth the first time. Other evidence may corroborate the earlier testimony over the recantation. Such is the case here.
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No. 17-3262 Davis v. Bradshaw Page 2
Ian Davis is currently incarcerated for the assault and murder of Marsha Blakely. His conviction was based on the testim... More...
   $0 (08-25-2018 - OH)

Juan Martinez v. The State of Texas

On November 26, 2015, Elizabeth Lopez and her common law husband, Lincoln
Flores, went to Lincoln’s sister’s house to have drinks. About thirty minutes after arriving,
Elizabeth left to go home and work on cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Later, Lincoln’s
sister, Victoria, called Elizabeth and told her that she needed to come pick up Lincoln.
When Lincoln entered the vehicle, he... More...
   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Albert G. Hill III

This case is before us on remand from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The State of Texas appealed the trial court’s order dismissing with prejudice four indictments against Albert G. Hill III. In our original opinion, we held the trial court erred in conducting a pretrial evidentiary hearing on Hill’s motion to quash and dismiss the indictments because Hill did not establish a prima fac... More...   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

Larry D. Lincoln; Brad C. Mosbrucker v. BNSF Raiway Company District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

Several years after a tank car spill accident, Larry D. Lincoln and Brad C.
Mosbrucker (collectively “Appellants”) advised BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”)
that medical conditions attributable to the accident rendered them partially,
permanently disabled and prevented them from working outdoors. Upon learning of
Appellants’ alleged medical conditions, BNSF removed Appellants from serv... More...
   $0 (08-20-2018 - KS)

MATTHEW L. BILLINGTON v. MIDWEST MINERALS, INC. and CINCINNATI INSURANCE CO.

Billington worked as a heavy equipment operator for Midwest Minerals. In January 2015, he had a disagreement with Chapman. Chapman picked Billington up and "tossed [him] on a bunch of rocks," where Billington landed on the back side of his ribs. Billington suffered a rib injury and a punctured lung. The injuries sustained required "extensive treatment" which included chest surgery and the excision... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

Lisa Levingston v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

The attorneys for plaintiff Lisa Levingston, O.D., failed to file an opposition to a
motion for summary judgment. They had been substituted into the case after
Levingston’s former attorneys were disqualified and the opposition that the former
attorneys had filed was stricken. At the hearing on the motion, Levingston’s new counsel
claimed they had not known that they needed to file... More...
   $0 (08-18-2018 - CA)

LARRY D. LINCOLN; BRAD C. MOSBRUCKER v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

On October 9, 2007, a BNSF tank car sprung a leak near where Appellants were working, exposing Appellants to 2-chlorobenzyl chloride. Following the tank car spill accident, Appellants attempted, for over two years, to negotiate a monetary settlement with BNSF as to the injuries they sustained from the accident. During that two-year period, Appellants continued to perform their duties as MOW wo... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - )

GRANT FRITSCH, an individual v. SWIFT TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF ARIZONA, LLC

Because the issues in this appeal arise from a defendant’s removal of a case filed in state court to federal court, we begin with the relevant background principles for such a removal. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a), a defendant may remove certain actions filed in state court to a district court so long as a federal court has jurisdiction over the action, and certain procedural requirements are met. T... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

Eric Koty v. DuPage County, Illinois Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Eric Koty, a deputy in the DuPage
County Sheriff’s Department, requested a different model of
squad car. Notes from Koty’s physician indicated Koty
should be given a squad car with more legroom, “like an
SUV,” to accommodate a hip condition. The Department denied
Koty’s requests. Koty then submitted EEOC complaints
alleging the Department had discriminated against him in vi... More...
   $0 (08-17-2018 - IL)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. DAQUAN KEATON, a/k/a DAY DAY, DA QUAN KEATON, DAQUAN J. KEATON, and DAQUAN S. KEATON

Defendant Daquan Keaton was tried to a jury for the murder of Lamar Glover, on a theory of accomplice liability, and the shooting of Raymond Kozar. He was tried alone. The jury convicted him of knowing or purposeful murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:11 3(a)(1) and (2); two counts of second-degree possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4(a); one count of second-degree unlawful pos... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

Shameka Winslett v. 1811 27th Avenue, LLC

Shameka Winslett filed a complaint asserting various claims against her former
landlord Yugal Sagi and his LLC after he failed to make repairs to her apartment and filed
an unlawful detainer action against her. Sagi responded by filing an anti-SLAPP motion to
strike three of these claims, for retaliation and retaliatory eviction under Civil Code section
1942.5,1
former subdivis... More...
   $0 (08-15-2018 - )

State of Tennessee v. Dedrick Wiggins

This appeal arises from the shooting death of Larry Richards (“the victim”) on November 6, 2013, for which Defendant was subsequently indicted for first degree premeditated murder (Count 1), first degree felony murder (Count 2), and three counts of convicted felon in possession of a firearm (Counts 3-5). The case proceeded to trial in May 2016. Benjamin Piercetestified that, around 2:00 a.m. on ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

Lara Carlson v. University of New England District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

The district court entered
summary judgment against Dr. Lara Carlson, a faculty member, on
her claim of retaliation under Title VII and the Maine Human Rights
Act (MHRA) against her employer, the University of New England
(UNE). Carlson alleges that, after she complained to UNE about
sexual harassment by her department chair and supervisor, Dr. Paul
Visich, the school retal... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - ME)

Joan E. Farr v. Daryl Davis; Dennis Moon; Deann Coote; John Patrick Hall; Huckleberry Homeowners Association District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Proceeding pro se,1 Joan Farr appeals the district court’s order granting
summary judgment on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim in favor of the Huckleberry
Homeowners Association and its board members (collectively, HOA). She also
* After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined
unanimously that oral argument wouldn’t materially assist in the determination ofMore...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

CASE & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES INC. d/b/a ASPEN PARK APARTMENTS, v. JODIE L. BRIBIESCA

Bribiesca first moved to Aspen Park Apartments (Aspen) on June 10, 2015. The apartments are located in Wichita and are owned by Case. On January 8, 2016, Bribiesca moved from her first apartment, unit 1812, to another, 1908, in the same complex. Bribiesca testified she was not offered an opportunity to see 1908 before moving in, and it is not clear whether she asked to view the apartment before th... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Robert Smith v. Rosebud Farm, Inc., d/b/a Rosebud Farmstand Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Robert Smith worked behind the
meat counter at Rosebud Farm, a local grocery store. After
several years of ongoing sexual and racial harassment from
his male coworkers and supervisor, Smith sued Rosebud. He
claimed various violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the Illinois Gender Violence Act.
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The jury returne... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - IL)

Monica J. Rogers v. Henry Ford Health System Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff Monica Rogers, an African-American woman in her sixties, has been employed by defendant Henry Ford Health System (“HFHS”) for over thirty years. In late 2012, Rogers was working as a consultant in HFHS’s Organizational Human Resources Development (“OHRD”) Department. After she was denied reclassification as a Senior OHRD Consultant, Rogers made an internal complaint of racial and age dis... More...   $0 (08-06-2018 - MI)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - ANTHONY T. LONG

On November 18, 2016, appellant was indicted on two counts of Aggravated
Burglary, first-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2911.11(A)(1) (Counts 1 & 3) and two
counts of Burglary, second-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2911.12(A)(1) (Counts 2
& 4). Appellant entered a plea of not guilty. Count 2 was dismissed prior to trial at the
request of appellee, the state of O... More...
   $0 (08-01-2018 - OH)

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