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South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

When a consumer purchases goods or services, theconsumer’s State often imposes a sales tax. This case requires the Court to determine when an out-of-stateseller can be required to collect and remit that tax. All concede that taxing the sales in question here is lawful. The question is whether the out-of-state seller can be held responsible for its payment, and this turns on a proper interpretation... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - SD)

Erick Peoples, et al. v. City of Detroit, Michigan Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiffs-Appellants are eleven minority firefighters who were laid off by the City of Detroit (“City”) in August 2012 as part of a reduction in force (“RIF”). Plaintiffs brought suit against the City and their union, the Detroit Fire Fighters Association, Local 344, IAFF, AFL-CIO (“DFFA”), alleging that they were laid off in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 200... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - MI)

Tamara Skidgel v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 12300
et seq.) provides in-home services to elderly or disabled persons so that they may avoid
institutionalization. For purposes of the state unemployment insurance system, IHSS
service recipients are considered employers of their service providers if the providers are
directly paid by the program or the recipie... More...
   $0 (06-15-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Juan Castillo Southern District of New York - New York, New York

The government appeals from an October 6, 2016 judgment of
the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
(Gregory H. Woods, Judge) convicting defendant‐appellee Juan
Castillo, following his plea of guilty, of being a felon in possession of
a firearm and ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and
sentencing him principally to 19 months’... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - NY)

Sarah Hyunsoon No v. Thomas PatrickGorman United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed Appellant’s bankruptcy case without a hearing under Local Bankruptcy Rule 3070-1(C),1 and the district court affirmed. Because the plain language of 11 U.S.C. § 1307 requires a hearing, we reverse and remand.
I.
On November 30, 2016, Sarah Hyunsoon No filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 13 bankruptcy under § 301 of... More...
   $0 (05-24-2018 - VA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. TYRIEK BROWN Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The primary issue presented in this appeal is
whether the Commonwealth is required to prove a defendant knows
that a firearm in his or her possession is loaded in order to be
convicted of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm under G. L.

After police officers discovered a loaded firearm in the
rear console of a vehicle driven by the defendant, he was
charged ... More...
   $0 (05-22-2018 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

In re Adoption of T.M.M.H. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

T.M.M.H., who was born on November 5, 2006, was a few months old when his father died in 2007. When T.M.M.H. was young, Mother and Grandmother agreed he would live for a period of time with Grandmother. We know little about this agreement. Whatever the initial arrangement may have been between Mother and Grandmother, at some point in 2008, Grandmother filed a petition in district court for grandpa... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

Kimmy McNair and Larry McNair v. Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals We Turn Your Successes Into Marketing Call Today! 888-354-4529

This matter is before this Court upon a June 9, 2017, order of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit certifying the following question:
Whether West Virginia law permits a claim of failure to warn and negligent misrepresentation against a branded drug manufacturer when the drug ingested was produced by a generic manufacturer.
By order dated August 30, 2017, this Cou... More...
   $0 (05-11-2018 - WV)

Katherine Evans v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal concerns four consolidated
cases involving similar alleged violations of the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692e(8). Plaintiffs defaulted on credit cards, and defendant
Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”), an Illinois debt collection
agency, bought the accounts for collection. The Debtors
Legal Clinic (the “Clinic”) sent separate le... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - IL)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. DORIAN PRESSLEY, a/k/a JUSTIN BELTON

In this case, the State presented strong evidence that
defendant Dorian Pressley distributed cocaine. According to the
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testimony at trial, defendant sold two vials of cocaine directly
to an undercover detective on April 30, 2013. At the end of the
face-to-face exchange, defendant gave the detective his phone
number for future use and told her to store the nu... More...
   $0 (04-28-2018 - NJ)

Dale E. Kleber v. CareFusion Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

The key provision of the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 prohibits
employment practices that discriminate intentionally against
older workers, and prohibits employment practices that have
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a disparate impact on older workers. 29 U.S.C. § 623(a)(1),
(a)(2); Smith v. City of Jackson, 544 U.S. 228 (2005). The central
issue in this appeal is ... More...
   $0 (04-27-2018 - IL)

Jerald Glaviano v. Sacramento City Unified School District

After Jerald Glaviano interceded in a confrontation between two of his students,
the Sacramento City Unified School District (the District) placed him on unpaid leave
and issued an accusation and a notice of intent to dismiss or suspend him without pay.
Following a hearing, the Commission on Professional Competence (Commission)
dismissed the accusation and ordered the District to r... More...
   $0 (04-27-2018 - CA)

SOPHAL PHON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Phon, a member of a gang, entered the home of Khatnphao
Phromratsamy and Manyavanh Boonprasert in August 1996. At the direction
of the gang leader, Phon killed Khamphao and Manyavanl;l, execution style. He
also shot their twelve-year-old daughter in the head but she miraculously
survived. Phon claimed that the then twenty-six-year-old leader of the gang
had instructed him ... More...
   $0 (04-26-2018 - KY)

Tracey K. Kuehl v. Pamela Sllner Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tracey K. Kuehl (Tracey), Lisa K. Kuehl (Lisa), Kris A. Bell, Nancy A.
Harvey, John T. Braumann, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (plaintiffs) brought
suit against Pamela Sellner, Tom Sellner, and Cricket Hollow Zoo (defendants) under
1The Honorable Richard W. Goldberg, United States Court of International
Trade, sitting by designation.
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the Endangered Species Act, 16 U... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - IA)

Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, Intervener and Appellant


Nikki Moore for California News Publishers Association as
Amicus Curiae on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Katie Townsend, Bruce D. Brown and Caitlin Vogus for
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press as Amicus Curiae
on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, Timothy K. Talbot
and Jacob A. Kalinksi for Plaintiffs and Responde... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - CA)

Gary Edward Vines v. The State of Texas INDECENCY WITH A CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT

Gary Edward Vines was found to be a sexually violent predator, and on April
25, 2012, a Final Judgment and Order of Civil Commitment was entered by the 435th
Judicial District Court for Montgomery County, Texas, in Cause Number 11-11
12117-CV, In Re: The Commitment of Gary Edward Vines. Vines was then assigned
to a halfway house and subject to the Order of Civil Commitment. Vine... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - TX)

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)

Billy Richard Glaze vs. State of Minnesota

In 1989, following a jury trial, Billy Richard Glaze was convicted of multiple counts
of first degree-murder during a sexual assault and second-degree intentional murder for the
deaths of three Native American women. The three women had each been beaten to death
and were left naked and posed with large sticks protruding from their vaginas. The bodies
were discovered at differ... More...
   $0 (03-24-2018 - MN)

Walter Shuker; Vivian Shuker v. Smith & Nephew, P.L.C.; Smith & Nephew, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

With the Medical Device Amendments of 1976, Congress added comprehensive medical device approval processes to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, prescribing tiers of federal requirements for certain devices corresponding to the device’s inherent risk level. In exchange for compliance with the strictest federal mandates, Congress afforded manufacturers express preemption from state laws impo... More...   $0 (03-02-2018 - PA)

State Compensation Jnsurance Fund v. Worker's Compensation Appeals Board and Jose A. Guzman

Respondent Jose A. Guzman, a construction laborer, was operating a compactor
when he was injured. The compactor, which is used to pack down soil, hit a rock while
Guzman was working on a hillside with a 45-degree slope. The compactor rose in the air,
caused Guzman to fall backwards, and then fell on top of him. The workers’
compensation judge (WCJ) determined that Guzman sustained ... More...
   $0 (02-24-2018 - CA)

State of Washington v. Oscar Raul Lopez Washington Supreme Court Building

The trial court found that Oscar Lopez's lawyer
was "fairly obvious[ly]" "severely handicapped" by depression during the pretrial
and trial phases of Lopez's case.' That finding was supported by the trial court's
own observations of defense counsel's performance—and sometimes failure to show
up—at trial. That finding was also supported by declarations and testimony
presented at... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - WA)

Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher v. Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners, LLC, MD Helicopters, Inc., Norbert Vergez Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Relators Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher brought this action against
their former employer, MD Helicopters (“MD”), and codefendants Patriarch
Partners (“Patriarch”), Lynn Tilton, and Colonel Norbert Vergez, under the qui tam
provision of the False Claims Act (“FCA” or “Act”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–30.1 The
allegations of the complaint concern a series of contracts between the Unit... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - AL)

United States of America, ex rel. Steve Greenfield v. Medco Health Solutions, Inc., et al. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Accredo Health Group, Inc., a specialty pharmacy that provides home care for patients with hemophilia (a rare condition that prevents blood from clotting properly), made donations to charities, two of which allegedly recommended Accredo as an approved provider for hemophilia patients. This raises whether the donations came with something expected in return for the recommendations, which might trig... More...   $0 (01-23-2018 - NJ)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EX REL. LAURENCE SCHNEIDER, ET AL. AND LAURENCE SCHNEIDER v. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ET AL. U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit

Appellant Laurence Schneider – also called a Relator – brought a qui tam suit under the False Claims Act against JPMorgan Chase, alleging that Chase falsely claimed compliance with a Settlement it, and a number of other large banks, reached with the United States and state governments. The Settlement – and it is a massive one, costing Chase alone $1.1 billion of cash and over $4.2 billion of in-k... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - DC)

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