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United States of America v. Joel A. Sabean, M.D. District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

This case, which reads like an
anthology of pain, pathos, and personal degradation, paints a grim
picture of the human condition. It intertwines allegations of an
incestuous relationship with criminal charges of tax evasion,
unlawful distribution of controlled substances, and health-care
fraud. Following a contentious trial, the jury found defendantappellant
Joel A. Sabean ... More...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - ME)

Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as “Eleanor No. 1,” which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - CA)


On August 29, 2015, the State charged Collins with a single count of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. Kenneth Newton of the Sedgwick County Public
Defender's Office was appointed to represent Collins. Collins was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing held on December 3, 2015.

Despite the fact that he was represented by an attorney, Collins filed n... More...
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Marlyn Sali v. Corona Regional Medical Center, UHS of Delaware, Inc. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

The discovery process in theory should be cooperative and largely unsupervised by the district court. But when required disclosures aren’t made or cooperation breaks down, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37 allows a party to move for an order compelling disclosures or discovery. If the order is disobeyed, the court can impose contempt and other sanctions. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45, which ... More...   $0 (03-19-2018 - CA)


Defendant Evan Tylor Mahoney challenges the Ellis County District Court's ruling denying his motion to suppress the results of a breathalyzer test used to support his conviction for driving under the influence in violation of K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 8-1567. Mahoney contends his consent to the testing was impermissibly coerced because of the criminal penalties imposed in K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 8-1025, a stat... More...   $0 (03-19-2018 - KS)

Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises

In this appeal, plaintiff Petrolink, Inc. (Petrolink) seeks a modification of a
judgment entered in its favor on its cause of action for specific performance. Petrolink
leased a parcel of undeveloped property from defendant Lantel Enterprises (Lantel),
pursuant to a lease agreement that included a provision allowing the lessee to purchase
the property at the fair market valu... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - CA)

Shannon Hyland v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Monteil Hyland was a passenger
in a car owned by Kimberly Perkins and driven by
Miquasha Smith—who, at age 16, was not lawfully behind
the wheel when she smashed the car at 12:46 a.m. one Saturday
into two parked vehicles, seriously injuring Hyland.
Smith has been convicted of aggravated reckless driving.
Neither Smith nor her parents had auto insurance. But Perkins
had... More...
   $0 (03-18-2018 - IL)

Quanta Computer, Inc. v. Japan Communications, Inc.

A Taiwanese company entered into a contract to
manufacture and sell cellular telephones to a Japanese
company. The parties negotiated a forum selection clause
mandating that any dispute be resolved in a California court
under California law. Nothing in the creation, performance,
or alleged breach of the contract has any connection to
California. The Taiwanese company filed ... More...
   $0 (03-18-2018 - CA)

Heriberto Ponce v. Wells Fargo Bank

The trial court found that Ponce and Aranda’s complaint was presented primarily for an
improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the
cost of litigation. (§ 128.7, subd. (b)(1).)
On appeal, Ponce and Aranda argue that the claims asserted in their complaint
were not frivolous and therefore, could not have been asserted for an improper purpos... More...
   $0 (03-17-2018 - CA)

Alejandro Morales-Mejia v. Mid-Century Insurance Company Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Las Vegas, NV - Alejandro Morales-Mejia sued Mid-Century Insurance Company on breach of contract and bad faith.

Plaintiff was claiming rhizotomy treatments for life and a cost of over $200K. Defense experts were neurosurgeon Howard Tung, M.D. and pain management physician Dr. Joe Shurman, M.D.

... More...
   $0 (03-16-2018 - NV)

James Klotz v. Lowe's Home Centers, LLC Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

St. Louis, MO - James Klotz sued Lowe's Home Centers, LLC on a negligence theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
01/29/2018 78 ADR COMPLIANCE REPORT by Neutral: Norton, Glenn A.. Date of Conference: 1/25/2018. The parties participated in good faith. The parties did not achieve a settlement.(MRC) (Entered: 01/29/2018)
02/13/2018 79 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER -....IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that P... More...
   $0 (03-15-2018 - MO)

Edward Davidson v. Seterus, Inc.

At issue in this appeal is whether mortgage servicers can be "debt collectors"
under California's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ.
Code,1 § 1788 et seq.). There is a split of authority among the many federal district
courts that have considered the issue, and there is a paucity of California authority
addressing the question.
In this case, t... More...
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Tylon C. Outlaw v. City of Hartford District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

1 Appeal by plaintiff from so much of a judgment of the United States
2 District Court for the District of Connecticut, Geoffrey W. Crawford, Judge, as granted
3 summary judgment dismissing his claims against defendant City of Hartford (the
4 "City"), brought principally under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, for failing to supervise its police
5 officers with respect to appropriate use of force;... More...
   $0 (03-13-2018 - CT)

AO Alpha-Bank v. Oleg Nikolaevich Yakovlev

Plaintiff AO Alpha Bank (Alpha Bank) initiated this lawsuit pursuant to the
Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Act (Recognition Act; Code Civ. Proc.,
§§ 1713–1725)1 to recognize a Russian judgment against defendant Oleg Nikolaevich
Yakovlev. Yakovlev moved for summary judgment, arguing the judgment could not be
recognized because (1) the Russian court lacked personal jurisdict... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - CA)

Pauline Burkhart v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This appeal, brought by three tobacco companies (“Appellants”), challenges on multiple grounds the judgment entered against them and in favor of Pauline Burkhart for compensatory and punitive damages. The judgment was awarded after a bifurcated, ten-day trial in which the jury found in Burkhart’s favor on her claims of negligence, strict liability, fraudulent concealment, and civil conspiracy. Thi... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Edward Shaw v. City of Selmas Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

A Selma Police officer shot and killed Ananias Shaw, who was coming toward him with a hatchet. Shaw’s estate brought 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims for excessive force and false arrest and state law tort claims against Officer Desmond Williams, former Selma Police Chief William Riley, and the City of Selma. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants and the estate has appealed... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - AL)

Edward Lewis Tobinick, M.D. v. M.D. Seven Novella, et al. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Edward Tobinick appeals the District Court’s award of attorney’s fees to Dr. Steven Novella. Dr. Tobinick argues both that the District Court’s decision to award attorney’s fees and the amount of fees it awarded were made in error. This case presents an issue of first impression for our circuit. That is, whether the “exceptional case” standard for awarding attorney’s fees in Patent Act cases, ... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Joe Paul Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - Immigration Attorney Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Fraud Scheme and Identity Theft in Relation to Visa Applications

An Indianapolis, Indiana immigration attorney was sentenced to to 75 months in prison for defrauding the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and more than 250 of his clients by filing fraudulent visa applications and reaping ... More...
   $0 (03-09-2018 - IN)

Tamra Oliver and Jay Oliver v. SL Western Lounge, LLC, d/b/a PBR St. Louis Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

St. Louis, MO - Tamra Oliver and Jay Oliver sued SL Western Lounge, LLC, d/b/a PBR St. Louis on a negligence theory

Date Filed # Docket Text
05/24/2017 1 NOTICE OF REMOVAL from St. Louis City, case number 1722-CC00982, with receipt number 0865-5970758, in the amount of $400 Jury Demand,, filed by SL Western Lounge, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover She... More...
   $0 (03-07-2018 - MO)

Hannah Nicole Cooper v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Cape Girardeau, MO - Hannah Nicole Cooper sued Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on a negligence theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
02/13/2018 16 ADR COMPLIANCE REPORT by Neutral: Grimm, John W.. Date of Conference: 2/12/2018. The parties participated in good faith. The parties did not achieve a settlement.(Grimm, John) (Entered: 02/13/2018)
02/20/2018 17 ORDER: The Court having been advised... More...
   $0 (03-06-2018 - MO)

Travis Sakai v. Massco Investments, LLC

Travis Sakai (Sakai) sued Massco Investments, LLC,
(Massco) for negligence and premises liability after he was
struck and then dragged by a vehicle exiting Massco’s
parking lot. The trial court granted summary judgment to
Massco on the ground that there was “no foreseeability and
no duty.” On appeal, Sakai argues that the trial court erred
because the accident was reasonabl... More...
   $0 (03-05-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Sea World Management & Trading, Inc. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Tank Vessel Operator and Master Convicted for Oil and Garbage Offenses

Sea World Management & Trading, Inc. and Edmon Fajardo were convicted on February 26, 2018 for maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of oil and garbage from an oil tanker that was operating off the coast of Texas. The defendants were also sentenced today by the court.

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   $0 (02-27-2018 - TX)

Robbie Ohlendorf v. United Food & Commerical Workers Int'l Union, Local 876 Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Labor Management Relations Act makes it a crime for an
employer to deduct union dues from an employee’s paycheck and for the union to accept the
dues, except if the employee consents by signing an authorization form, often called a dues
checkoff. Robbie Ohlendorf and Sandra Adams signed dues checkoff authorizations with their
employer in 2013. When they tried to revoke them thr... More...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - MI)

Little Traverse Lake Property Owners Association v. National Park Service Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This case presents the question of what citizens must do during
the administrative planning stage of a federal agency action in order to preserve a later challenge
to the agency’s final decision under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). In 2008,
the National Park Service proposed a plan to build a scenic trailway through the Sleeping Bear
Dunes National Lakeshore in Lee... More...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - MI)

Phillip J. Singer v. Kenneth Reali, et al. Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, North Carolina

These appeals arise from the dismissal of a securities fraud class action complaint in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The action relates to the healthcare provider reimbursement practices of defendant TranS1, Inc., and four officers thereof —defendants Kenneth Reali, Joseph P. Slattery, Richard Randall, and Michael Luetkemeyer (collectively, the “Officers”) — in connection with TranS1’s A... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - NC)

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