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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)


A district court's power to impose sanctions for contempt of court is regulated by statute. Therefore, to impose a sanction against a contemnor, the district court must follow the procedural requirements set forth in the statute upon which the court relies for its contempt power.

2. The governmental power to compel a person to testify in a court of law is not absolute, and the most im... More...
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Gezel Saheli v. White Memorial Medical Center

White Memorial Medical Center (White Memorial) and
Juan Barrio, M.D. (together, Defendants) challenge the denial in
part of their petition to compel arbitration of claims brought
against them by Gezel Saheli, M.D. Although the trial court
ordered Saheli to arbitrate the majority of her claims, it refused
to compel arbitration of her claims brought pursuant to Civil
Code sec... 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...
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John Doe v. J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Springfield, MA - John Doe sued J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc. on a personal injury negligence theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
08/14/2017 57 District Judge Timothy S. Hillman: ORDER entered. SETTLEMENT ORDER OF DISMISSAL (Castles, Martin) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
10/19/2017 58 Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to December 12, 2017 to complete settlement by John Doe.(Farrey, Thoma... More...
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Riverview Park Estates, LLC v. Imperial Investments, LLC, Stephen C. Pereff, Inc., Michael J. King, S. Gregory Pittman, Winters, King and Associates, Inc. MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - Riverview Park Estates, LLC sued Imperial Investments, LLC, Stephen C. Pereff, Inc., Michael J. King, S. Gregory Pittman, Winters, King and Associates, Inc. seeking injunctive relief.

Filed Date: 05/31/2007
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: IMPERIAL IN... More...
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Jon R. Deutsch v. Annis Enterprises, Inc. Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

This is a companion case to Deutsch v. Travis County Shoe Hospital, Inc., No. 16-51431, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 2647 (5th Cir. Feb. 2, 2018) (per curiam) (unpublished). Here, as there, Jon Deutsch appeals the dismissal, for want of Article III standing, of his claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). And here, as there, Deutsch appeals (1) the contempt order of the magistrate judge (... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Mark Arlin Hammerschmidt District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mark Arlin Hammerschmidt (Mark) pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy
to defraud the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 286 and was sentenced to 135
months’ imprisonment. Ornella Angelina Hammerschmidt (Ornella) pleaded guilty
to one count of making false claims for refunds in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 287 and
was sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment. The Hammerschmidts ... More...
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United States of America v. George Pate, Cookie G. Pate Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

George and Cookie Pate appeal the district court’s2 enforcement of summonses
issued by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) in April 2015. The summonses
directed the Pates to provide testimony regarding alleged tax deficiencies. The Pates
appeared before IRS Officer Mark Boston and invoked the Fifth Amendment
privilege in response to every question, including questions about their ... More...
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Lori Franchina v. City of Providence District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Sticks and stones may break
some bones, but harassment can hurt forever. "Cunt," "bitch,"
"lesbo": all are but a smattering of the vile verbal assaults the
plaintiff in this gender discrimination case, Lori Franchina, a
former lieutenant firefighter, was regularly subjected to by
members of the Providence Fire Department ("the Department"). She
was also spit on, shoved, and... More...
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Gabriel Ruiz v. D Halls Investments, L.L.C. Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano 219 South Cheyenne 918-592-5151

Tulsa, OK - Gabriel Ruiz sued D Halls Investments, L.L.C. on a breach of contact theory.

Filed Date: 09/23/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: D HALLS INVESTMENTS INC Disposed: JUDGEMENT ENTERED, 01/26/2016. Default Judgment
Defendant: D HALLS INVESTMENTS INC Di... More...
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Raphael Bangiyev v. Inna Arzumanova

¶1 Inna Arzumanova (“Wife”) appeals from the property and
debt allocation and the lack of a contempt ruling in the superior court’s
decree of dissolution. For the following reasons, we reverse and remand
for further proceedings consistent with this decision regarding the property
and debt allocation. We treat the appeal as a special action regarding the
contempt issue, see Hend... More...
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Walter Stephen Jackson v. Los Lunas Community Program District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This civil rights class action lawsuit was filed thirty years ago to challenge
various aspects of the institutionalization of developmentally disabled individuals at
two state-supported facilities in New Mexico. After a lengthy trial in 1990, the
district court ruled that Defendants—the two institutions and the individuals charged
with their operation—were violating class members’ ... More...
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Texas Brine Co. v. Occidential Chemical Corporation Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Defendant Texas Brine Company, LLC (Texas Brine) operates brine wells on
land owned by Co-Defendant Occidental Chemical Corporation (Oxy) in Louisiana.
In August 2012, a sinkhole appeared near one of these wells. After the sinkhole
appeared, Texas Brine began clean-up efforts. To manage this crisis, Texas Brine
consulted with others. In December 2012, Texas Brine retained Frontier<... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Joshua Clayton Price MoreLaw Suites 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Pleads Guilty To Role In Murder and Gets 15-Years

The State of Oklahoma charged Joshua Clayton Price with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 07/17/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
KNAPPER, JAMES EDWARD Disposed: CONVICTION, 02/24/2017. Jury Trial... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Matthew Vaughn Diamond STATE OF MINNESOTA IN SUPREME COURT

A homeowner in Chaska returned home to find that someone had kicked open her
attached garage’s side-entry door, entered her home, and taken jewelry, electronics, and a
safe. When police officers arrived to investigate the burglary, they discovered two key
pieces of evidence: shoe tread prints on the side-entry door, and, on the driveway, an
envelope with the name “S.W.” writt... More...
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United States of America v. Olga Sandra Murra Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

In August 2016, Defendant-Appellant Olga Murra was convicted by a jury
of two counts of forced labor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1589(a), and two counts
of harboring an illegal alien for profit, in violation of 8 U.S.C. §§ 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii)
and 1324(a)(1)(B)(i), based on conduct toward her half-sister Vania Rodriguez and
quasi–adopted family member Ingrid Guerrero. The district c... More...
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In September 2014 Ihlenfeldt was charged with sexual abuse in the third
degree in violation of Iowa Code section 709.4(2)(c)(4). Ihlenfeldt pled guilty in
March 2015 and was granted a deferred judgment in August 2015. He was placed
on supervised probation for three to five years.
In November 2016, Ihlenfeldt’s probation officer filed a probation-violation
report allegi... More...
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Ian Kelley v. Respiratory Sleep Solutions and Saraj Cordell Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals 918-582-6422

Tulsa, OK - Ian Kelley sued Respiratory Sleep Solutions and Saraj Cordell on breach of contract theories.

Date Code Description Count Party Amount
03-03-2017 TEXT

03-03-2017 CONTRACT


03-03-2017 DMFE

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Robert Law v. Ronald Zemp Oregon Supreme Court Building - Eugene, Oregon

This review proceeding arises out of a post-judgment
order charging a judgment debtor’s interests in four limited
partnerships and a limited liability company to satisfy the
judgment creditor’s judgment against him. The charging
order was issued over the limited partnerships’ and limited
liability company’s objections that ancillary provisions
included in the charging order... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Curtis Johnson, Jr. Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On November 2, 2015, a Madison County Grand Jury returned an eleven-count indictment against the Defendant for three counts of aggravated robbery, one count of especially aggravated kidnapping, one count of aggravated burglary, and one count of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. The Defendant was also indicted for five counts of violating the gang enhancement statute... More...   $0 (01-10-2018 - TN)

Manuel De Jesus Ortega Melendres v. Maricopa County District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Plaintiffs obtained an injunction against Defendant in an
action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Melendres v. Arpaio, 784 F.3d
1254, 1267 (9th Cir. 2015). Sheridan, a now-retired employee
of Defendant, appealed from the district court’s finding that
he committed civil contempt by disobeying the injunction.
After Sheridan filed his opening brief, we gr... More...
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Best Technology, Systems, Inc. v. Buying All Metal, d/b/a Bam Recycling, Clifford J. West, a/k/a C.J. West and Clifford A. West MoreLaw Suites 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - Best Technology, Systems, Inc. v. Buying All Metal, d/b/a Bam Recycling, Clifford J. West, a/k/a C.J. West and Clifford A. West

Filed Date: 02/17/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: BUYING ALL METAL LLC Disposed: DEFAULT JUDGEMENT, 03/29/2016. Default Judgment
... More...
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Adam Reposa v. The State of Texas Austin lawyer Adam Reposa gets six months in jail for contempt

Appellant Adam Reposa, a licensed attorney, seeks to appeal the trial court’s judgment
finding him in direct criminal contempt. See In re State ex rel. Escamilla, No. 03-17-00667-CV,
2017 WL 6503089, *1 (Tex. App.—Austin Dec. 11, 2017, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.) (summary
of procedural history). There is no right of appeal from an order of contempt. Ex parte Eureste,
725 S.W.2d... More...
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Wandering Dago Inc. v. New York State Office of General Services et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

New York, NY Plaintiff‐appellant Wandering Dago, Inc., (“WD”) operates a food truck and
32 brands itself and the food it sells with language generally viewed as ethnic slurs.
33 Defendants‐appellees are officials within the New York State Office of General Services
* Judge Carol Bagley Amon, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
New York, sitti... More...
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