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Bad Faith Law
 
William Bustos v. Global P.E.T., Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant William Bustos brought this disability discrimination action
against his former employers, defendants and respondents Global P.E.T., Inc. and Global
Plastics, Inc. (collectively, Global). A jury found that Bustos’s physical condition or
perceived physical condition was “a substantial motivating reason” for his termination,
but nevertheless returned defense ... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - CA)

Christopher Rene Lopez v. The State of Texas Christopher Rene Lopez Registered Sex Offender

Luis Osorio Chavez was the foreman for a landscaping work crew that
included Lopez and Manual Duran. During a typical workday in May 2014, the
three men climbed into a truck around 2:30 p.m. to leave a work site. Chavez
was in the driver’s seat, Lopez was in the passenger’s seat, and Duran sat
between them.
While in the truck, Chavez heard Lopez say something like, “[S]o y... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. AARON T. CESSNA

On March 19, 2014, the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office charged
Cessna with nine counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Earlier that month, Quang Minh Nguyen, an employee at Octapharma Plasma, was going through the lost and found at the business and discovered a black and red cell phone that had been there for approximately three weeks. Quang attempted to turn the phone on to de... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

Keith Saunders v. Ford Motor Company, Jeff Marzian, Karen Morrison Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This case involves claims by Keith Saunders
against his employer, Ford Motor Company, under both § 301 of the Labor Management
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No. 17-5277 Saunders v. Ford Motor Co., et al. Page 2
Relations Act (LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 185, and Kentucky law. Saunders contends that Ford
breached the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA) by twice placing him on
temporary leave—known ... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - KY)

United States of America v. Paul Suarez Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

A jury convicted Paul Suarez for his involvement in a drug trafficking
conspiracy and for firearms offenses. Suarez appeals contending that the
convictions were not supported by sufficient evidence. He also asserts that the
district court erred in imposing a 120-month (ten year) mandatory minimum
prison sentence for possession of a sawed-off shotgun in furtherance of a drug
tra... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - TX)

Andrew Panico v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this putative class action, Plaintiff-Appellant Andrew Panico, who resides outside of the state of Delaware but signed a contract with a choice-of-law provision specifying application of Delaware state law, asserts that Defendant-Appellee Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”) violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“NJCFA”) by suing to co... More...   $0 (01-14-2018 - NJ)

Golden Eagle Land Investment, L.P. v. Rancho Sante Fe Association

This is an appeal and cross-appeal from an anti-SLAPP ruling which granted the
defense motion to strike in part and denied it in part. (Code Civ. Proc.,1 § 425.16.)
Plaintiff and appellant Golden Eagle Land Investment, L.P. (Golden Eagle) and its
coplaintiff and appellant Mabee Trust (the Trust; sometimes together, Appellants)2 own
real property in the vicinity of Rancho Santa Fe. ... More...
   $0 (01-14-2018 - CA)

Li Guan v. Yongmei Hu

Plaintiff Li Guan and defendant Yongmei Hu entered into a
contract under which Guan paid the purchase price for a Malibu
residence (the property) to be held by Hu as the “nominal owner.”
Hu agreed to sell the property upon receiving instructions to
do so, and to distribute the sale proceeds between the parties
according to a mathematical formula in the contract. After
recei... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - CA)

United states of America v. Jeffrey J. Wilson Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Evansville, Indiana

A grand jury indicted Jeffrey Wilson,
in a twenty-one-count indictment, with the following
offenses: (1) fraud in connection with the purchase or sale of
securities, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b) and 78ff, and 17
C.F.R. § 240.10b-5 (Count 1); (2) fraud in the offer or sale of
securities, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 77q(a) and 77x, and 18
U.S.C. § 2 (Count 2); (3) mat... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - IN)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BRETT CALVIN HENSLEY

Hensley pled guilty to third-degree burglary and was sentenced on March
25, 2014, to a suspended five-year prison term. Hensley was placed on probation
for two years, and the court ordered, as a part of that probation, Hensley complete
treatment at the Bridges of Iowa program. The sentencing order required Hensley
to remain in the Polk County Jail until space became available... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - IA)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. KENNETH ROBERT FULLER COURT OF APPEALS OF NORTH CAROLINA

On 19 December 2014, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Wayne Goode
(“Officer Goode”) was on duty in the area of Dalton Street and Tryon Street in
Charlotte. Officer Goode and other officers conducted surveillance of Defendant as
he sat in the driver’s seat of a gold-colored Mercedes-Benz sedan, parked at a gas
station located on North Tryon Street. Officer Goode was famili... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NC)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. CHRISTOPHER DAVID BARKER COURT OF APPEALS OF NORTH CAROLINA

Defendant was convicted of driving while impaired in Brunswick County
District Court (“the district court”) on 10 December 2015. Upon appeal, Defendant’s
case was then tried before a jury in Brunswick County Superior Court (“the superior
court”) on 22 August 2016. The State’s sole witness at trial was Trooper David Inman
of the North Carolina Highway Patrol (“Trooper Inman”).... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NC)

State of Tennessee v. Trevial Moss Jury Convicts Man in Aggravated Robbery Case

The Defendant’s trial began on February 29, 2016, and continued through March 2, 2016. Phillip Finney, the victim, testified that on August 7, 2014, he was “assaulted and pistol whipped and robbed by two individuals.” The victim was walking down the street and encountered a woman named “Latonya” or “Tonya” whom he had previously seen arguing with two men. He asked the woman where he could purchas... More...   $0 (01-10-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. LAWRENCE KNOWLES Massachusetts Appeals Court

At 2:45 A.M. on
January 12, 2014, Boston police Officers Mario Santillana and
Jose Acosta were dispatched to the parking lot behind a building
on Centre Street in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. The
defendant was seated in the driver's seat of a parked red truck,
alone, crouched down with his hands folded under his arms,
staring straight ahead. Santillana knoc... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - MA)

Anderson Living Trust v. Energen Resources Corporation District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fossil fuels are the decomposed remains of pre-historic flora (coal) and fauna (oil
and gas). They have driven the world’s economy (particularly that of the United States)
for over a century. Discovering marketable deposits, extracting them from the ground,
refining them, and delivering them to consumers in useful form is big business, on one
hand fraught with risk and on the other... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NM)

Sheldon Fong v. East West Bank

Plaintiff Sheldon Fong is an octogenarian real estate investor who sought to help
some younger friends establish a real estate business. He borrowed money in his own
name and stood behind two loans that he helped the new business procure from defendant
East West Bank (Bank). When some of these transactions ended badly, Fong brought
this action, alleging conversion and financial abu... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - CA)

State of Missouri vs. Melinda Tillitt Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

Ms. Tillitt was initially charged in May 2015 with four counts of first-degree
statutory sodomy for deviate sexual intercourse involving one of her daughters, K.B.T.
The information was later amended to add one count of first-degree statutory sodomy
for deviate sexual intercourse and one count of first-degree child molestation for sexual
contact involving another daughter, K.D... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - MO)

Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Lawrence G. Wasden District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Investigative journalism has long been a fixture in the American press, particularly with regard to food safety.1 In the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair highlighted conditions in the meat-packing industry in The Jungle, a novel based on his time working incognito in a packing plant.2 This case also originates in the agricultural sector—a secretly-filmed exposé of the operation of an Idaho dairy farm. ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - ID)

City of Modesto v. The Dow Chemical Company

In late 1998, the City of Modesto (the City), the City of Modesto Sewer District
No. 1 (the Sewer District) and the Modesto Redevelopment Agency (the RDA) sued
various retail dry cleaning businesses (dry cleaners) operating in Modesto together with
the manufacturers of dry cleaning equipment used at those dry cleaners, and the
manufacturers and distributors of dry cleaning solvent.... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DANIELLE BROWN Supreme Court of Iowa

The facts are essentially uncontested. The officers in this case obtained a search warrant for the residence. The search warrant indicated that the police were looking for evidence of the use, sale, and distribution of narcotics, along with firearms and ammunition. The search warrant identified one man, Jeffrey Sickles, as a person to be searched. An attached police affidavit identified a woma... More...   $0 (01-08-2018 - IA)

Mark Boswell, et al. v. Panera Bread Company, et al. Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

The central issue in this contracts case is whether certain at-will employees can
hold their employer, Panera, LLC, to its promise to pay them a bonus. The district
court thought so and granted summary 1 judgment to the employees. We agree and
affirm.
In an effort to recruit and retain general managers for its restaurants, Panera
created a program under which qualifying manager... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Robert Carl Sharp Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Robert Carl Sharp pleaded guilty after a grand jury returned a three-count
superseding indictment charging him with (1) conspiracy to manufacture and
distribute a controlled substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846; (2) possession with
intent to distribute a controlled substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); and
(3) possession with intent to distribute, and aiding and a... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - IA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MARQUES JAMES SHANNON

On November 24, 2015, Shannon was indicted by the Trumbull County
Grand Jury for the following: Felonious Assault (Count One), a felony of the second
degree, in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2) and (D)(1)(a), with a pregnant victim
specification pursuant to R.C. 2941.1423; two counts of Domestic Violence (Counts
Two and Three), felonies of the third degree, in violation of R.C. ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - oh)

J. Brent Arave v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant, J. Brent Arave, brought several claims under the California
Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.) against his
former employers, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. (Merrill Lynch), Bank of
America (BoA), his supervisor Joseph Holsinger, and a human resources supervisor,
Katherine Anderson (collectively, defendants). He ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - CA)

Wandering Dago Inc. v. New York State Office of General Services et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

New York, NY Plaintiff‐appellant Wandering Dago, Inc., (“WD”) operates a food truck and
32 brands itself and the food it sells with language generally viewed as ethnic slurs.
33 Defendants‐appellees are officials within the New York State Office of General Services
* Judge Carol Bagley Amon, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
New York, sitti... More...
   $0 (01-03-2018 - NY)

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