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Mickey Fowler v. Tracy Guerin Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Washington public school teachers Mickey Fowler and Leisa Maurer bring this class action to order the Director of the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (“DRS”) to return interest that was allegedly skimmed from their state-managed retirement accounts. The district court denied the stipulated motion to certify a class and then dismissed the action as prudentially unripe. We conclude... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - WA)

Carolyn Staats v. Vintner's Golf Club, LLC

Plaintiff Carolyn Staats nearly died after being attacked by a swarm of yellow
jackets while playing golf on a Yountville course operated by Vintner’s Golf Club, LLC
(Club). She sued the Club for general negligence and premises liability, but the trial
court granted summary judgment against her on the basis that the Club owed no duty to
protect its patrons from yellow jackets that ... More...
   $0 (08-05-2018 - CA)

Mary E. Jones v. Danita Sorenson

Despite the prevalence of “do-it-yourself” manuals and television shows, most
homeowners eventually decide that some home repairs or maintenance would best be
done by hiring someone to do the work. Inevitably, some workers are injured. There are
sometimes confusing rules about when a homeowner is liable for injuries to workers on
the property, either in tort or under the workers’ c... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - CA)

Oscar Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc.

This appeal addresses the circumstances under which a safety consultant retained
by a California employer owes a duty of care to the employer’s workers. California
recognizes the common law theory of negligent undertaking, which is described in
section 324A of the Restatement Second of Torts (section 324A). Our Supreme Court set
forth the five elements of a negligent undertaking ca... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - CA)

California Water Impact Network v. County of San Luis Obispo, Justin Vinyards and Winery, LLC

The County of San Luis Obispo (County) issues well
permits without conducting a California Environmental Quality
Act (CEQA) review. Appellant California Water Impact Network
petitioned for a writ of mandate to compel County to comply with
CEQA. County asserted that well permits are ministerial actions
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exempt from CEQA. The trial court agreed with County and
dismissed... More...
   $0 (07-30-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WARREN CHARLES GREEN, IV

This case involves three separate traffic stops, all performed by Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael Volk, that are arguably relevant to Green’s constitutional claims. As a drug interdiction officer, Volk’s duties largely consist of traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in an unmarked cruiser to search for drugs, money, and weapons. Each of the stops occurred on the Turnpike in the vicinity of So... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - PA)

Roland Critchfield v. Blazin Wings, Inc., d/b/a Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Roland Critchfield slipped and fell on the wet, soapy bathroom floor of a
Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill (“Buffalo Wild Wings”) in Sandy, Utah.
Critchfield brought suit against Blazin Wings, Inc. (“Blazin”), the parent
company of Buffalo Wild Wings, asserting injuries he suffered in the slip-and-fall
*This order and judgment is not binding precedent except under the
doctrines o... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - UT)

STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JUAN SALINAS Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

Defendant, Juan Salinas, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
defendant, Lance Cowans. On March 12, 2015, the St. Charles Parish District
Attorney filed a bill of information charging defendant with possession with intent
to distribute marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(A)(2). On April 7, 2015,
defendant was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty. On Febru... More...
   $0 (07-13-2018 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS LANCE COWANS

Defendant, Lance Cowans, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
Juan Salinas. Defendant was charged with possession of more than sixty but less
than two thousand pounds of marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(F) (count
one), and possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substances3 in violation
of La. R.S. 40:967(C) (count three).4 On April 7, 2015, defendant ... More...
   $0 (07-12-2018 - LA)

Enrique Arochi v. The State of Texas

Paulina Petrosky and the victim in this case, Christina Morris, were friends from Allen
High School. Petrosky graduated in 2010, one year after Morris, and the two had remained friends.
Petrosky, an account manager for an insurance company, lived in an apartment complex located
at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas, a mixed-use residential and commercial property with
shops,... More...
   $0 (07-12-2018 - TX)

STATE OF MONTANA v. CHRISTOPHER JAMES MICHELOTTI

In the early evening of May 11, 2014, Valerio Resendiz (Valerio), Valerio’s
friend, Garrick Gonzales (Gonzales), and Valerio’s girlfriend, Sabre Dillon (Dillon),
drove to Daniel Lira’s (Lira) house in Billings, Montana. Dillon remained in the vehicle
while Valerio and Gonzales stepped inside. Inside Lira’s house, Valerio and Gonzales
saw Lira and met Michelotti for the first t... More...
   $0 (06-28-2018 - MT)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- IVAN J. SMITH

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On July 13, 2016, Muskingum County Sheriff’s dispatch received a
complaint about the odor of marijuana coming from the residence located at 128 Hamline
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. The complaint also stated that the occupants at the residence
were trafficking in drugs.
{¶5} Colleena Johnson ("Colleena") and Appella... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

Michele Cole v. Historic Mission Inn Corporation

The facts in this paragraph are taken from the allegations in Coyle’s complaint.
On May 8, 2013, Coyle ate lunch with a friend. They ate lunch on a patio at the
Mission Inn. During lunch, a spider bit Coyle’s back. As a result of the spider bite,
Coyle “was hospitalized with numbness and weakness in her extremities due to
demyelination in [her] thoracic spine.”
In the negligenc... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - CA)

In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2013 in Sumner County, Kansas

As this court explained in detail in In re Equalization Appeal of Kansas Star Casino, 52 Kan. App. 2d 50, 52-55, 362 P.3d 1109 (2015), rev. denied 307 Kan. ___ (December 20, 2017), Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas and is located in the south central gaming zone. In April 2007 the Kansas Legislature enacted K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery A... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

JIM A. CARTER, JR., LOGGING, LLC, AND JAMES A. CARTER, JR. V. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CROSSETT

James A. Carter, Jr. (James), formed Jim A. Carter, Jr., Logging LLC (Carter
Logging), with James as its sole member. Carter Logging entered into two loan agreements
1 This is the second time this case has been before us. We initially remanded it back to settle the record and ordered rebriefing. Jim A. Carter, Jr., Logging, LLC v. First Na... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - AR)

Elias Arteaga-Roman v. The State of Texas Aggravated sexual assault of a child

The indictments alleged that Arteaga-Roman intentionally or knowingly
caused the sexual organ of K.A., a child younger than fourteen, to “contact and/or
penetrate” his mouth, penetrated K.A.’s sexual organ by inserting his hand and
intentionally or knowingly caused bodily injury to D.B., a child younger than
fourteen, “by applying pressure to D.B.’s nose with a cloth or similar... More...
   $0 (05-31-2018 - TX)

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)

Shelly Albert v. Truck Insurance Exchange

Good fences make good neighbors. Unless they obstruct an
easement.
Shelly Albert’s neighbor, Henri Baccouche, sued her for
“abatement of private nuisance,” alleging Albert had erected and
refused to remove a fence that partially blocked the only road
leading to Baccouche’s undeveloped property. Albert tendered
Baccouche’s complaint to her homeowners and umbrella insurers,More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Frances Dehoyos v. Golden Manor Apartments COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

Golden Manor is a senior citizen living facility located in Hammond, Indiana.
During the winter of 2013, Golden Manor’s maintenance staff would generally
arrive at work at 8:00 a.m. to inspect the parking lot and sidewalk for ice and
snow. In its response to Dehoyos’ interrogatories, Golden Manor indicated
that its policy was to have staff also apply salt to sidewalks as need... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - IN)

Erik J. Hansen v. Sandridge Partners, L.P.

Respondent and cross-appellant Erik Hansen and several relatives (the “Hansens”)
own about 382 acres of farmland in Tulare County (APN 291-010-009; the “09 parcel”).
Appellant and cross-respondent Sandridge Partners, L.P., (Sandridge) owns an adjacent
parcel of about 250 acres (APN 291-010-005; the “05 parcel”).1
This case centers around
approximately 10 acres on the southwest... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROBERT ALEXANDER United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

The following facts, which are drawn from the record of the suppression
hearing, are largely undisputed.
Alexander lived in a narrow house on Staten Island. The front of the house
faced the street, and a short set of stairs led directly from the sidewalk to the
front door. The property also included an 84-foot-long driveway that ran
perpendicular to the street and alongside the... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - NY)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DAVID S. HANKE

According to testimony at the hearing on Hanke's motion to suppress the evidence, as Sergeant Jason Thompson of the Newton Police Department pulled his patrol car into the well-lit parking lot of a Kwik Shop convenience store around 2 a.m., he noticed a van with its engine running parked in a stall in front of the store. Thompson drove through the parking lot and stopped to talk to an acquaintance... More...   $0 (04-23-2018 - )

The Regents of the University of California v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Katherine Rosen

After he enrolled in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
Damon Thompson experienced auditory hallucinations. He believed other
students in the classroom and dormitory were criticizing him. School
administrators eventually learned of Thompson’s delusions and attempted to
provide mental health treatment. However, one morning Thompson stabbed
fellow student Katheri... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - CA)

Bruce W. Lauritzen v. First American Title Insurance

¶1 Bruce W. Lauritzen purchased five lots of undeveloped
real property in Hurricane, Utah based on a description in a
recorded subdivision plat map. Lauritzen then purchased title
insurance for these lots through First American Title Insurance
Company (First American). Subsequently, Lauritzen learned that
the plat map had a material defect: one of his lots partially
overlap... More...
   $0 (04-08-2018 - UT)

Misty Rae Hopkins v. The State of Texas

The evidence at trial showed that appellant, her husband, John, and their five children,
Ashley, Byran, J.D., Cassie, and Ezra, moved from Georgia to Burnet, Texas, where John was pastor
of a local church. According to the testimony of J.D. and Cassie, after the family moved to the 1
parsonage, appellant and John began sexually abusing their two youngest daughters. The daughters’
... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - TX)

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