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STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRETT PRESLEY KRAFT

The underlying facts supporting the criminal charges are taken from the affidavit of probable cause filed with the district court. On May 12, 2016, Haley Fryback went to the hospital after Kraft physically abused her during an argument in their mutual home. Fryback reported that Kraft hit, choked, and kicked her in the throat. He also prevented her from leaving the residence when he locked her key... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH RUTIGLIANO, PETER J. AJEMIAN,  MARIE BARAN, PETER J. LESNIEWSKI

The fraud scheme for which defendants stand convicted sought  to take advantage of a disability pension plan made available to LIRR 
16-3754-cr (L) United States v. Rutigliano  
employees  by  the  RRB.  The  LIRR’s  own  pension  plan  allowed  employees with 20 or more years of service to retire as early as age 50  and to receive payments equal to half their pre‐retirement income. ... More...
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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)

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. v. Island Transporter, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. hired
Island Transporter, LLC to ferry three construction vehicles and
their drivers from Rockland, Maine to North Haven, Maine. The M/V
ISLAND TRANSPORTER encountered rough seas while traversing
Penobscot Bay, and two of the vehicles tipped over onto the
vessel's port bulwark. Sawyer Brothers, Inc., and its owners Ryan
and Ross Sawyer (collectively, "... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - ME)

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)

Katherine K. Morgan v. Baker Hughes Incorporated District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Katherine Morgan, as wrongful death representative of her deceased husband
David Morgan, appeals the district court’s grant of judgment as matter of law
(“JMOL”) in favor of Baker Hughes Incorporated, issued after trial but before the
case was submitted to the jury. Because material disputes in the evidence remain for
resolution by the jury, we conclude that JMOL was inappropriate.... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - WY)

Winnifred H. Jackson v. Lowe's Home Centers, L.L.C., et al. State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit (Shreveport)

Ms. Jackson, an attorney and the proprietor of Good Samaritan
Funeral Home, bought an LG refrigerator from Lowe’s Home Center on
Airline Drive in Bossier City in June 2014. Lowe’s employees delivered it to
her house, in Oak Alley Subdivision in Bossier City, on June 13. According
to her petition, Ms. Jackson immediately discovered during the installation
that it was not th... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffer Group USA, Inc.; FAG Bearings, LLC

From 1973 to 1982, FAG Bearings Corporation released thousands of gallons
of trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile organic compound now classified as a hazardous
substance, at its manufacturing facility in Joplin, Missouri. In 1991, the Missouri
Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) detected TCE
contamination in residential wells in the Villages of Silver... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - MO)

Billy Ryan Looney v. Sheila D. Moore, et al. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Through their parents, Plaintiffs DreShan Collins, Christian Lewis, and Jaylen Malone brought claims against Defendants for harms allegedly visited on Plaintiffs when the latter were enrolled in a clinical study while being treated for health issues accompanying their premature births. Defendants fall into three groups: (1) Dr. Carlo, the physician who designed and ran the study; (2) Internal Revi... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - AL)

Phyllis N. Gregory v. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, L.L.C. District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

This appeal involves an award of summary judgment to the defendant
on claims involving premises liability. For these claims, the defendant had
only limited duties for dangers that are considered “open and obvious.”
This limitation lies at the center of this appeal: The victim was killed by
cattle, and the danger from cattle is ordinarily open and obvious. Here,
though, the catt... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

Erik Rodriguez v. Department of Transportation

While a public entity may be liable for injuries caused by dangerous conditions of
public property (Gov. Code, §§ 830, 835),1
the entity may avoid liability through the
affirmative defense of design immunity (§ 830.6). (Hampton v. County of San Diego

1 Statutory references are to the Government Code unless otherwise indicated.
(2015) 62 Cal.4th 340, 342.) For design immun... More...
   $0 (03-28-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. ZACHARIAH HUDDLESTON

On December 6, 2016, Huddleston was indicted by the Logan County
Grand Jury on three charges, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary and
Murder. However, a superseding indictment was filed in Logan County on April
11, 2017 charging Huddleston with: Count One, Aggravated Robbery, in violation
of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1), a felony of the first degree; Count Two, Aggravated
Burgl... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - OH)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TAYLOR ARNETT

On January 8, 2013, Taylor Arnett lent her mother's car to Joseph Stroble and Brandon Bryant so the two could break into houses. Allegedly, Stroble and Bryant then burglarized two different houses, damaging one in the process, and stole over $50,000 worth of property. Stroble returned the car to Arnett later that evening and gave her $200.

Arnett pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit ... More...
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Rita Buccheri v. GEICO Insurance Company Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Albuquerque, NM - Rita Buccheri sued GEICO Insurance Company on a breach of insurance contract theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
02/23/2018 166 NOTICE of Briefing Complete by Rita Buccheri re 133 MOTION for Summary Judgment for Violation of the Unfair Practices Act, Trade Practices and Frauds Act or in the Alternative For Partial Summary Judgment for Insurance Bad Faith filed by Rita... More...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - NM)

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)

Kenneth Jerome Dawson v. Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Kenneth Jerome Dawson appeals the dismissal of his action brought pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in which he asserts a violation of his Fourteenth Amendment
substantive due process rights. Dawson challenges the official policies of the
Jefferson County Jail. Due to the timing of Dawson’s detention, the timing of his
posting of bond, and the court-ordered release condition that Dawson... More...
   $0 (03-10-2018 - CO)

Crystal D. Hayner v. Hillcrest Medical Center, Jessie Hatfield, m.D. and Jeffery Goodloe, M.D. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Tulsa, OK - Crystal D. Hayner sued Hillcrest Medical Center, Jessie Hatfield, m.D. and Jeffery Goodloe, M.D. on medical malpractice theories.

Issue # 1. Issue: MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE (MEDNEG)
Filed By: HAYNER, CRYSTAL D
Filed Date: 04/01/2013
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: HILLCREST MEDICAL CENTER Disposed: DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE, 08/17/2017. JudgeMore...
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James Webb v. Solarcity Corporation; Lyndon R. Rive; Robert K. Kelly Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Plaintiff-Appellant James Webb brought this class action
lawsuit against Defendants-Appellees SolarCity
Corporation (SolarCity or the company), Lyndon R. Rive,
and Robert D. Kelly on behalf of the class of plaintiffs who
bought SolarCity shares between December 12, 2012—the
date of the company’s initial public offering (IPO)—and
March 18, 2014 (the Class Period). Webb claim... More...
   $0 (03-08-2018 - CA)

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. James Larry McNeal Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Defendants James Larry McNeal and Alphonso Stoddard were
convicted by a jury and sentenced in the Eastern District of
Virginia for conspiracy, armed bank robberies, and brandishing
firearms during crimes of violence. On appeal, McNeal and
Stoddard jointly challenge the sufficiency of the evidence
supporting their convictions on the brandishing offenses.
Separately, McNeal p... More...
   $0 (03-04-2018 - VA)

John Doe v. Eric Holcomb Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

John Doe, whose legal name is Jane
Doe,1 is a transgender man residing in Marion County, Indiana.
Though Doe is originally from Mexico, the United States
granted him asylum in 2015 because of the persecution he
might face in Mexico for being transgender. But this suit arises
out of Doe’s treatment in the United States. He alleges that he
faces harassment and discrimination ... More...
   $0 (03-02-2018 - IN)

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)

Mary B. Valencia v. City of Springfield, Illinois Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Plaintiffs allege the City of Springfield
(“Springfield” or “the City”) unlawfully discriminated
against three disabled individuals when it ruled they could
no longer occupy a single-family residence located within 600
feet of an existing disabled group home. Finding that plaintiffs
possessed a reasonable likelihood of success on the merits,
the district court granted them ... More...
   $0 (03-01-2018 - IL)

James R. Hagy, III v. Demers & Adams; David J. Demers Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

David Demers, an attorney, sent a letter on behalf of his client to the attorney for James and Patricia Hagy. The letter indicated that the Hagys would not have to pay the balance on their loan and that the lender would not pursue any other remedies against the Hagys. That seemed like good news for the Hagys. Little did Demers know that this epistle would lead to six years (and counting) of litiga... More...   $0 (02-26-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Philip E. Michael, II Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

What does it mean to “use[]” someone else’s “means of
identification”? 18 U.S.C. § 1028A(a)(1). The question arises in the context of an indictment
alleging that Philip Michael used a doctor’s means of identification (his name and identification
number) and a patient’s means of identification (his name and birth date) to request insurance
reimbursement for a drug the doctor never p... More...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - KY)

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