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STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER SCOTT FUTRELL

On January 31, 2015, Ryan Platt's vehicle was parked at an event that his business, RP Entertainment, was hosting. Platt alleged that, on that evening, someone smashed one of the windows of his vehicle and took approximately $5,000 in cash from within.

Almost three weeks later, Platt reported another crime. He claimed that, on February 20, 2015, someone cut open the screen door to his ... More...
   $0 (06-22-2018 - KS)

Michelle Dimanche v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority ("MBTA") appeals from the entry of a jury
verdict awarding over $2.6 million in damages to a black female
former employee who brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Mass.
Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4. She alleges, inter alia, that her
supervisors at the MBTA conspired to terminate her employment
because of her race. The jury awarde... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN H. RAMOS

Ramos’s status as a career offender is dictated by his criminal record, which includes several prior felony convictions. First, in July 1998, Ramos “threw a brick at the nose of a 10-year-old child,” who then required medical treatment at a local hospital.1 As a result, Ramos pled guilty to aggravated assault in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court.2 Second, in October 1999, Ramos was app... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

Sean Stentiford v. Kinan K. Hreib, M.D. and Stephen E. Southard, M.D. Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Boston, MA - Jury Awards $18.4 Million In Damages To Plaintiff On Medical Malpractice Claim

Sean Stentiford sued Kinan K. Hreib, M.D. and Stephen E. Southard, M.D. on personal injury medical malpractice theory claiming the he was not tested and was not treated for HIV with the result that he developed AIDS.

02/05/2018 93 Assented to MOTION for Hearing by John Doe.(Angueira, Dav... More...
   $18400000 (06-20-2018 - MA)

Alan Anderson v. Sohit Khanna, Iowa Heart Center P.C. and Catholic Health Initiatives Iowa Corp., d/b/a Mercy Hospital Medical Center Supreme Court of Iowa

A patient and his family brought a medical negligence action against a physician and the physician’s employer. They alleged specific negligence and the failure of the physician to obtain informed consent. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the claim of informed consent based on the physician’s failure to disclose his lack of training and experience in perform... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - IA)

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)

Dawn D. Turnbull v. Lucerne Valley Unified School District

Plaintiff and respondent Dawn D. Turnbull sued defendants and appellants the
Lucerne Valley Unified School District (LVUSD), Tom Courtney, Suzette Davis, John
Buchanan, and Keri Gasper. Turnbull brought causes of action for (1) disclosing her
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private medical information (Civ. Code, § 1798.63); (2) invading her privacy (Pen.
Code, § 637.2); (3) interfering with her constituti... More...
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Jone Doe v. Trustees of Boston College, Paul J. Chebator, Carole Hughes, Catherine-Mary Rivera, Patrick J. Keating and Barbara Jones District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In October 2012, John Doe
("Doe") was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow Boston College
student during an off-campus school event sponsored by a student
organization. Pursuant to its written policies and procedures on
sexual assault, outlined in its 2012-2013 Student Guide (the
"Student Guide"), and Conduct Board Procedure, Boston College held
disciplinary proceedings ... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MA)

Alejandro Cruz v. Nora Sharkey Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Hartford, CT - Alejandro Cruz, age 26, sued Nora Sharkey on a personal injury auto negligence theory claiming that he sustained a back injury which adversely impacted his dance career.

An aspiring professional dancer who had to curtail his career following a rear-end collision in which he suffered serious back injuries has been awarded $236,520 by a jury.

The six-person Hartford... More...
   $236520 (06-08-2018 - CT)

Jamie Mahm v. Jefferson County, State of Missouri Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Jamie L. Mahn brought a First Amendment patronage-discharge claim under
42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Jefferson County, Missouri; Howard Lee Wagner
(“Howard”), individually and in his official capacity as circuit clerk of Missouri’s
23rd Judicial Circuit; Howard Wesley Wagner (“Wes”), individually and in his
official capacity as county clerk/election authority of Jefferson County; and M... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MO)

Cheryl Dalton v. Teva North America, et al. Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cheryl Dalton appeals the sum-mary judgment entered against her in this products liability case. The district court held that Dalton’s claims failed under Indiana law because she did not provide expert evidence on
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17-1990
the issue of causation. Dalton contends that she did not have to provide expert evidence because... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Charles Williams Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Charlise Williams was charged in a
five‐count indictment for bankruptcy fraud. After a weeklong
jury trial, she was found guilty on all counts and sentenced
to a below‐Guidelines prison term of 46 months. On
appeal, Williams argues that the district court erred by: (1) restricting
her ability to cross‐examine witnesses in violation of
the Confrontation Cla... More...
   $0 (06-06-2018 - IL)

Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc.

Appellants Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc. and its
principals, Joseph Ledesma and Kris Meyer (collectively, L&M) contracted with
the San Bernardino Unified School District to manage a construction project at a
middle school. In 2003, L&M hired Darold Hecht as an assistant superintendent
and assigned him to the project. In 2010, Jane Doe, a 13-year-old student at the
... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - CA)

Carol J. Rees v. W.M. Barr & Company, Inc., et al. Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Plaintiffs-Appellants Carol J. Rees
(“Carol”) and Jeff Rees (“Jeff”) (collectively, “the Reeses”) appeal the district court’s grant of
summary judgment to Defendants-Appellees W.M. Barr & Company, Inc. (“Barr & Co.”), and
The Home Depot, Inc. (“HD Inc.”) in the Reeses’ civil action arising from injuries Carol sustained
while using Goof Off Professional Strength Remover (“Goof Off,”... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Dominic Williams Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Defendant Dominic Williams (“Williams”) appeals his sentence from convictions for attempted bank robbery by force or violence, 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), (d), (e) (Count 1); discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) (Count 2); and being a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) (Count 3). Williams pleaded guilty to all three counts. The district court sentenced... More...   $0 (06-04-2018 - TN)

MARTIN GRIFFIN v. DAKOTA, MINNESOTA & EASTERN RAILROAD CORPORATION

Griffin began his railroad employment in 1988, when the territory in which he worked was
owned by the Soo Line Railroad. The territory has been owned by several other entities during
Griffin’s twenty-five-year railroad career, including I&M Rail Link (“IMRL”), Iowa, Chicago &
Eastern Railroad Company, and, most recently, Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
Corporation (“the R... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - MO)

Mary McDonald v. City of Wichita, Kansas, Gary Rebenstorf District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Mary McDonald appeals the district court’s entry of judgment after a jury
verdict in favor of defendants on her Title VII retaliation claim. She argues that the
jury was improperly instructed on the legal standard for retaliation. Exercising
jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.
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McDonald served as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Wichita, Kansas, under
the super... More...
   $0 (06-01-2018 - KS)

Shelley Cooley v. Timothy Adgate and City of Shreveport

On November 2, 2012, a collision occurred when the vehicle driven
by Shelley Cooley was hit from the rear by a vehicle driven by Timothy
Adgate, an employee of the City of Shreveport. Following the accident,
Cooley sought medical treatment for pain in her neck, back and right knee.
In May 2013, the plaintiff, Shelley Cooley, filed a petition for
damages against the def... More...
   $0 (06-01-2018 - LA)

RENESE BRAMLETT v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA

On the night of March 19, 2015, Michelle Spence took her fourteen and eleven year-old sons to their grandparents' house to spend the night. Between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. the following day, their grandfather took the boys home to Spence's house and dropped them off. Their mother wasn't home and when Spence had not come home by 10:00 p.m., the boys walked down the street to see if she was at Renese Br... More...   $0 (06-01-2018 - OK)

Linda Mys v. Michigan Department of State Police Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

In an opinion filed on March 28, 2018, we affirmed a jury’s award of $350,000 in favor of Linda Mys, a former desk sergeant with the Michigan Department of State Police (the Department). Mys v. Mich. Dep’t of State Police, 886 F.3d 591, 594 (6th Cir. 2018) (Mys II). At issue in the case was Sgt. Mys’s temporary reassignment to a new post followed by a permanent transfer to another, more distant on... More...   $0 (05-31-2018 - MI)

Renese Bramblett v. State of Oklahoma Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

¶1 Appellant Renese Bramlett was convicted by jury in the District Court of Tulsa County, Case No. CF-2015-4266, of First Degree Murder, in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 701.7. The jury assessed punishment at life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The Honorable William J. Musseman, District Judge, presided at trial and sentenced Bramlett accordingly. Bramlett appeals his Judgment and S... More...   $0 (05-31-2018 - OK)

ALEJANDRO GARRIDO, TANYA HOOF, and TANYA HOOF as limited conservator for the minor child M.I. v. TEAM AUTO SALES, INC. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Hoof and Garrido were involved in a romantic relationship and lived together with M.I. and several other family members in Rapid City. After Hoof’s personal vehicle became inoperable, she decided to purchase another one. On February 10, 2014, Hoof and Garrido went to TAS to search for a vehicle. [¶3.] TAS showed Hoof and Garrido a 1991 Honda Accord it had for sale. The vehicle had over 180,000... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - SD)

Damian Stinnie v. Richard D. Holcomb Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

This case arises out of a constitutional challenge to Virginia Code § 46.2-395, pursuant to which anyone who fails to pay court costs or fines imposed after a conviction is subject to suspension of his or her driver’s license. Plaintiffs Damian Stinnie, Demetrice Moore, Robert Taylor, and Neil Russo owe court debts and, because of their inability to pay, have had their licenses suspended. They all... More...   $0 (05-24-2018 - VA)

Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - ME)

ANTHONY R. BORKOVEC vs. DISH NETWORK CORPORATION and GALLAGHER BASSETT SERVICES, INC

On July 26, 2009, a drunk driver crossed the centerline and hit Borkovec’s
vehicle head-on. The crash resulted in significant work-related injuries to Borkovec
and killed the other driver’s son. Borkovec’s right femur, patella of his right knee,
and right heel bone were fractured; he suffered contusions to his chest, broken
ribs, and nerve damage in his right knee and foot. ... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - IA)

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