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District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This case is back to us after our reversal of the certification of a class
composed of individuals whose payment card information was compromised as a
result of the 2013 Target security breach. See In re Target Corp. Customer Data Sec.
Breach Litig., 847 F.3d 608, 613 (8th Cir. 2017). On remand, the district court2 recertified
the class after conducting a rigorous analysis. Class m... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - MN)

Erick Peoples, et al. v. City of Detroit, Michigan Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiffs-Appellants are eleven minority firefighters who were laid off by the City of Detroit (“City”) in August 2012 as part of a reduction in force (“RIF”). Plaintiffs brought suit against the City and their union, the Detroit Fire Fighters Association, Local 344, IAFF, AFL-CIO (“DFFA”), alleging that they were laid off in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 200... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - MI)

John McMahan, et al. v. Deutsche Bank, A.G. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

In 2001, John McMahan and his
wholly owned corporation, Northwestern Nasal and Sinus
Associates, S.C.,1 participated in a tax shelter known as “Son
of BOSS.” The shelter “is a variation of a slightly older al‐
1 For ease of reference, and because the parties have not indicated a
material distinction between McMahan and his corporation, we will refer
to McMahan and his... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - IL)

John Wilson, Charles Still, Terrance Stubbs v. Dynatone Publishing Company, UMG Recordings, Inc., Unichappell Music, Inc. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

14 Plaintiffs, John Wilson, Charles Still, and Terrance Stubbs, appeal from
15 the judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of
16 New York (Paul A. Engelmayer, J.) dismissing their copyright claims for
17 failure to state a claim because of untimeliness. Plaintiffs are former members
18 of the musical performance group called “Sly Slick & Wicked.” They... More...
   $0 (06-12-2018 - nY)

United States of America v. Latchmin Nannan, David Nannan and Rhea Nannan District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Dorchester Landlords and Property Manager Agree to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Landlords and property manager allegedly sought illegal side payments from Section 8 tenants

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on June 11, 2018 a $57,000 settlement with two landlords and a property manager of three Dorchester apartments to resolve allegations they submitted fa... More...
   $57000 (06-12-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Signature Healthcare, LLC Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Signature Healthcare to pay more than $30 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations related to rehabilitation therapy

Signature HealthCARE, LLC (“Signature”), a Louisville, Kentucky based company that owns and operates approximately 125 skilled nursing facilities, including facilities in Georgia, has agreed to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act b... More...
   $30000000 (06-11-2018 - GA)

Adrian Camacho v. Target Corporation

Plaintiff Adrian Camacho appeals from a judgment entered after the trial court
granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Target Corporation (Target) on
Camacho's causes of action for discrimination based on sexual orientation, harassment
causing a hostile work environment, failure to prevent harassment and discrimination,
retaliation, constructive termination in violation of ... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - CA)

Ryan Smythe v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) appeals from an order denying its motion to
compel arbitration of an action brought by Ryan Smythe in his capacity as a driver for
Lyft, Inc. (Lyft). Smythe also drives for Uber. The court correctly found the action is
beyond the scope of Smythe’s arbitration agreement with Uber, so we affirm.
BACKGROUND
During the relevant period Smythe worked as... More...
   $0 (06-10-2018 - CA)

Constance Koulmey v. James Sweeney Hartford County Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, CT - Constance Koulmey sued James Sweeney on a personal injury civil assault and battery theory claiming she was injury when hit by a bowl of pasta thrown at her by the Defendant.

Sweeney admitted throwing the bowel but denied that Plaintiff was injured.

Defendant offered to pay Plaintiff $25,000 to settle her claim before trial.

10/21/2015 P SUMMONS Cli... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - CT)

Internal Revenue Service v. William Charles Murphy District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

In this case, we need to determine
whether an employee of the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS")
"willfully violate[d]" an order from the bankruptcy court
discharging the debts of debtor-taxpayer William C. Murphy, as
that term is used in 26 U.S.C. § 7433(e). After careful
consideration, we hold that an employee of the IRS "willfully
violates" a discharge order when the emplo... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - ME)

Bobbi Kilburn-Winnie v. Town of Fortville, et al. Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Bobbi Kilburn‐Winnie and Michelle
Allen‐Gregory (collectively, “Appellants”) filed suit against the
2 No. 17‐2498
Town of Fortville, Indiana, Fortville Waterworks, and Fortville
Utilities (collectively, “Fortville”), alleging that their Fourteenth
Amendment procedural due process rights were
violated when Fortville disconnected their water service. The
... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - IN)

United States of America, ex rel Ladner v. Allegiance Health Management, Inc., et al. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Allegiance Health Management to Pay More Than $1.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Allegiance Health Management, Inc., (Allegiance), a post-acute healthcare management company based in Shreveport, Louisiana, and four hospitals owned and operated by Allegiance (collectively, the Allegiance Defendants), have agreed to pay more than $1.7 million to resolve F... More...
   $1700000 (06-06-2018 - AR)

United States of America v. Société Générale S.A. (Société Générale) Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Société Générale S.A. Agrees to Pay $860 Million in Criminal Penalties for Bribing Gaddafi-Era Libyan Officials and Manipulating LIBOR Rate
Bank admits to making over $90 million in corrupt payments; Acknowledges manipulation of global benchmark interest rate, impacting financial products traded worldwide

Société Générale S.A. (Société Générale), a global financial serv... More...
   $860000000 (06-05-2018 - NY)

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)

United States of America v. Stephan D. Boggs Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

As a rule, people like to get what they pay for. Certainly
that’s true of the Department of Defense (DOD), which is tasked with buying military equipment.
So when the DOD discovered that many items it had purchased from a machine shop owned by
Stephan Boggs,1 a long-time DOD contractor, varied from the requirements specified by the DOD,
it started an investigation. That investigati... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. I&L Express Pharmacy Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Pharmacy owners agree to pay $3.2 million to resolve False Claims case

The owners of I&L Express Pharmacy in Philadelphia have agreed to pay millions to resolve a False Claims Act case against them, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today.

Irina Minkovich and Yelena Babchinetskya have agreed to pay $3.2 million to the federal government to resolve alle... More...
   $3200000 (06-04-2018 - PA)

STATE OF OHIO v. JEANNE HARRINGTON

On the morning of August 16, 2011, Harrington placed a call to the Avon Lake
Police Department to notify them that her husband had committed suicide. Upon arriving at the
marital residence, officers found the victim lying on a couch with his head wrapped in plastic.
They also found a purported suicide note that was typewritten, but signed in ink with the victim’s
name. The c... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - OH)

Michelle Beth Kremer vs. Robbie Michael Kremer Minnesota Supreme Court

For almost three years, Robbie and Michelle lived together as a couple on a farm in
Fulda, Minnesota. Robbie owned and operated a farming enterprise. Michelle had three
children from a previous marriage. Robbie told Michelle that he would require an
antenuptial agreement if they ever married. Michelle was ambivalent about such an
agreement, and the parties did not discuss o... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - MN)

John Nist v. Steven Hall Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

A good faith purchaser is “[a] purchaser who buys
without notice of circumstance which would put a person of
ordinary prudence on inquiry as to the title, or as to an
impediment on the title, of a seller.” (Black’s Law Dict. (6th ed.
1992) p. 693, col. 2.) The trial court found that respondent,
Steven Hall, was a good faith purchaser at a lien sale and
acquired the contents... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - CA)

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)

Ecimos,, LLC and Electrical Controls, Inc. v. Nortek Global HVAC, LLC Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

At first glance, this case appears complicated. It languished for years in the district court as the magistrate judge and district judge held countless hearings and conferences and issued dozens of rulings. All told, this case sprawled over more than 250 docket entries. But a closer look reveals that the core issue boils down to a simple life lesson: play by the rules. This fundamental concept com... More...   $0 (06-01-2018 - TN)

Placer Foreclosure, Inc. v. Solomon Aflalo

Placer Foreclosure, Inc., acting as trustee, conducted
a foreclosure sale of property owned by Solomon Aflalo. The
foreclosure sale resulted in surplus proceeds. When Aflalo filed a
wrongful foreclosure action against Placer and the third-party
buyer, Pro Value Properties, Inc., Placer filed a complaint in
interpleader and deposited the surplus proceeds with the court.
Plac... More...
   $0 (05-31-2018 - CA)

Patsy B. Anderton, Individually and d/b/a A-1 Grass, Sand and Stone, and Doyle Anderton v. City of Cedar Hill, Texas

This case appears before this Court following an earlier remand to the trial court. See
Anderton v. City of Cedar Hill, 447 S.W.3d 84, 87 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2014, pet. denied). Because
the procedural history of this case is well-known to the parties, we focus only on those facts
relevant to this appeal.
In 2000, the City adopted a Comprehensive Plan to implement changes along ... More...
   $0 (05-30-2018 - TX)

Harley Shine v. William Sonoma, Inc.

In this putative class action against defendants and
respondents Williams-Sonoma, Inc., and Williams-Sonoma
Stores, Inc. (jointly, Williams-Sonoma), plaintiff and appellant
Harley Shine appeals from an order of dismissal following the
sustaining of a demurrer without leave to amend. Concluding
the demurrer was properly sustained on res judicata grounds, we
affirm.
FACTU... More...
   $0 (05-30-2018 - CA)

Welspan Pipes, Inc., et al. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

On July 14, 2012, a fire damaged equipment vital to production at the LittleRock steel pipe manufacturing plant of Welspun Tubular, LLC, a wholly ownedsubsidiary of Welspun Pipes, Inc. (together, Welspun). The fire, which forced theplant to temporarily cease operations, was a covered peril under the RM SelectCommercial Insurance Policy issued to Welspun by Liberty Mutual Fire InsuranceCompany (Lib... More...   $0 (05-28-2018 - AR)

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