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Mark C. James v. Sam Woods; Stephanie Welborn Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal—interwoven with a custody dispute—arrives in our court following a father’s report of sexual misconduct inflicted on his child by the child’s stepfather. Upon investigation by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the stepfather was arrested and charged with aggravated incest. A state-court jury ultimately acquitted him at trial, and he later filed these malicious-prosecution and in... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - LA)

Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company San Francisco County Courthouse - San Francisco, California

San Francisco, CA - Jury Awards Plaintiff $289 Million in Products Liability Case

Dewayne Johnson, age 46, sued Monsanto on a product liability theory claiming that he developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a direct result of being exposed to Monsanto's Roundup (glyphosate) at work as a groundskeeper.

Mr. Johnson claimed that Monsanto failed to warn him of the risks associated wit... More...
   $289000000 (08-11-2018 - CA)

Dane Edward Weatherford v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

Appellant met his wife, Tobi, while they were both serving in the military. After leaving the military, appellant taught an ROTC class at North Forest High School, and Tobi worked at a local store. The couple had three children and had discussed adopting another child. The complainant, “Jane,” 2 was fourteen years old and in foster care when she met appellant through the ROTC program where ap... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - CA)

HOWARD JOHNSON III v. U.S. FOOD SERVICE, and AMERICAN ZURICH INSURANCE CO

On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

FRANK ROBINSON v. STATE OF KANSAS

After an apartment house in Topeka burned and one of the tenants died, the United States government charged Robinson with arson resulting in death. When the federal government dismissed the charge before trial, the State of Kansas charged Robinson with felony murder and aggravated arson. All pertinent details of the state prosecution may be read in the direct criminal appeal reported in State v. R... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Jeffery Allen Oppedahl v. Mobile Drill International Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Jeffery Oppedahl was injured in a gruesome accident involving a
truck-mounted drill and auger that left him 1 a quadriplegic. Oppedahl, his wife, and
his children (collectively “Plaintiffs”) sued Mobile Drill Company, Inc. (“Mobile
Drill”), the manufacturer of the drill and auger. As relevant to this appeal, the district
court2 first dismissed Plaintiffs’ strict products ... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - IA)

Abraham Jacob Proenza v. The State of Texas

Proenza and his wife Sandra testified that on April 2, 2008, A.J.V. was born in
Minnesota to Sandra’s sister. Hoping to adopt A.J.V., Proenza and Sandra drove to
Minnesota and returned to Texas with the child.
When A.J.V. was three or four weeks old, Sandra and A.J.V.’s birth mother, who
was in Texas at the time, took A.J.V. to Su Clinica. A.J.V.’s birth mother signed medi... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - TX)

Wilbert Macy v. GC Services, Limited Parternship Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Plaintiffs Wilbur Macy and Pamela J. Stowe
(Plaintiffs) brought this putative class action against GC Services Limited Partnership (GC), a
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debt collector, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq. Plaintiffs alleged that GC, in attempting to collect debt owed by Plai... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - KY)

KIRK LASSEND v. UNITED STATES

In July 2010, two individuals in Fitchburg, Massachusetts called 911 to report that Lassend had been walking up and down the street with a gun and firing shots into the air. Police officers placed Lassend under arrest at the scene. The officers recovered ammunition from Lassend's pocket and found a gun in an unlocked closet in the common hallway of a nearby apartment building. A search of... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - MA)

Carolyn Staats v. Vintner's Golf Club, LLC

Plaintiff Carolyn Staats nearly died after being attacked by a swarm of yellow
jackets while playing golf on a Yountville course operated by Vintner’s Golf Club, LLC
(Club). She sued the Club for general negligence and premises liability, but the trial
court granted summary judgment against her on the basis that the Club owed no duty to
protect its patrons from yellow jackets that ... More...
   $0 (08-05-2018 - CA)

Christopher Mielo and Sarah Heinzl v. Steak 'N Shake Operations, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In this class action lawsuit, two disability rights advocates have sued Steak ’n Shake under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Alleging they have personally experienced difficulty ambulating in their wheelchairs through two sloped parking facilities, these Plaintiffs seek to sue on behalf of all physically disabled individuals who may have experienced similar difficulties at Steak ’n Sh... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

Jennifer H Zarnfaller v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

Veronica Parga-Lopez, formerly the assistant property manager and a tenant
at the Wimbledon Apartments in Spring, Texas (the “apartment complex”),
testified that in July 2010, appellant lived with her mother in an apartment near
Parga-Lopez. Appellant would often come to see Parga-Lopez in the leasing
office, “boo-hooing, . . . always crying, always depressed, always, . . . hy... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - TX)

MONTANA STATE FUND v. LIBERTY NORTHWEST INS. CORP. v. KIM WIARD MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

Kim Wiard (Wiard), began working at Tricon Timber, LLC (Tricon), in 2002. In
2010 or 2011, Wiard was working in the planer department when she was diagnosed with
bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). At that time, Liberty Northwest Ins. Corp.
(Liberty) provided Tricon with workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Liberty
accepted liability for Wiard’s CTS as an occupation... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - MT)

Marnika Lewis, et al. v. Governor of Alabama, et al. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

For a single day in February 2016, Marnika Lewis and Antoin Adams secured a pay raise. The Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, William Bell, had just affixed his signature to Birmingham Ordinance No. 16-28, which guaranteed Lewis, Adams, and all other wage earners in the city $10.10 per hour. But the following afternoon, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed the Minimum Wage and Right-to-Work Act (The ... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - AL)

Oscar Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc.

This appeal addresses the circumstances under which a safety consultant retained
by a California employer owes a duty of care to the employer’s workers. California
recognizes the common law theory of negligent undertaking, which is described in
section 324A of the Restatement Second of Torts (section 324A). Our Supreme Court set
forth the five elements of a negligent undertaking ca... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - CA)

Marcia Eisenhour v. Weber County, et al. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Plaintiff Marcia Eisenhour worked for 24 years as a court administrator for the Weber County Justice Court. In 2008, when her supervisor was Judge Craig Storey, the only judge of that court, she complained to the county attorney about sexual harassment by Storey. The matter was referred to Utah’s Judicial Conduct Commission, which found no misconduct. Eisenhour then went public in 2009, and the pr... More...   $0 (07-30-2018 - UT)

Angel Mendez and Jennifer Lynn Garcia v. County of Los Angeles, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

On remand from the United States Supreme Court we are tasked with deciding whether the unlawful entry into a residence by two sheriff’s deputies, without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances, was the proximate cause of the subsequent shooting and injuries to the plaintiffs. We hold that it was, permitting a federal claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. We also hold that the plaintiffs have an inde... More...   $4000000 (07-29-2018 - WA)

Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals vs. Deer River Health Care Center and MHA Insurance Co. and Essentia Health-Deer River and Berkley Risk Administrators Co. and Midwest Spine & Brain Institute and Essentia Health

Respondent Janet Hufnagel filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2015 for work
related aggravations to a low-back condition that resulted from an admitted work-related
injury in 2009. At all relevant times, Hufnagel worked at the same job, performing the
same duties, at the same physical location. But between the 2009 injury and the later
aggravations sustained in 2014 and 201... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - MN)

WALTER REED vs. STATE OF IOWA and STATE OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A federal statute known as Title VI states, “No person in the United States
shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” See 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2015). A
federal report cited the Department of Transpo... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - IA)

Matthew J. Mason v. BCK Corporation Linn County Circuit Courthouse - Albany, Oregon

Plaintiff appeals from a limited judgment that, on a motion for summary judgment, dismissed his liquor liability claim against defendant BCK Corporation, the operator of Duffy’s Irish Pub. Plaintiff had alleged that defendant had overserved Mullenix while she was visibly intoxicated and that he was later injured while a passenger in a car that Mullenix drove. Defendant sought summary judgment, ass... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - OR)

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

JOSEPH S. HAJDUSEK v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Marine Corps recruit from NH sues U.S. for injury he says was caused by sergeant who made him exercise 'excessively'

When reviewing a dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1), we "construe the [c]omplaint liberally and treat all well-pleaded facts as true, according the plaintiff the benefit of all reasonable inferences." Murphy v. United States, 45 F.3d 520, 522 (1st Cir. 1995). In addition to the pleadings, Hajdusek submitted certain additional ma... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NH)

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
   $0 (07-15-2018 - MA)

Angela Belfiore-Braman v. D. Daniel Rotenberg, M.D. Glass Office Floor Mats

Plaintiffs and appellants Angela Belfiore-Braman and Stephen Braman
(sometimes together Plaintiff) appeal a defense judgment entered on a jury verdict, in
their medical malpractice action against defendant and respondent D. Daniel Rotenberg,
M.D. (Defendant), an orthopedic surgeon. The jury found Defendant was not negligent
in the care and treatment of Ms. Belfiore-Braman during t... More...
   $0 (07-15-2018 - CA)

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