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Natasha Meeks v. Autozone, Inc

Plaintiff and appellant Natasha Meeks contends that she suffered sexual
harassment on the job. She brought suit against her employer, defendant and appellant
AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone), and the alleged harasser, defendant and appellant Juan
Fajardo, pursuing claims of sexual harassment, failure to prevent sexual harassment, and
retaliation in violation of the Fair Employment and Hou... More...
   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

Jake Newland v. County of Los Angeles

An employee driving home from work on a day that he
did not have any job duties outside of the office injured a
third party. After a jury trial, the trial court imposed
liability on the employer based on evidence that the
employee regularly used his personal vehicle for work on
other days. The employer contends there was no substantial
evidence to support finding that the e... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - CA)

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)

Richard Vos v. City of Newport Beach, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

On May 29, 2014, officers of the City of Newport Beach Police Department fatally shot Gerritt Vos (“Vos”). The police responded to a call about a man behaving erratically and brandishing a pair of scissors at a 7-Eleven. The shooting happened while the police were deciding how to handle the situation, and Vos unexpectedly charged the doorway of the store with what appeared to be a weapon raised ab... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - CA)

State of Wisconsin v. Anthony R. Pico

A jury convicted Anthony R. Pico of
sexually assaulting a young girl.1 Mr. Pico believes there is a
reasonable probability that, absent his trial counsel's alleged
constitutional ineffectiveness, this conviction would not have
occurred. The circuit court agreed, and so set aside his
1 The Honorable William J. Domi... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - WI)

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)

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)

Marie Gillispie v. Regional Care Hospital Partners, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We are asked to determine whether the District Court
erred in dismissing a claim under the “whistleblower”
protection provision of the Emergency Medical Treatment and
Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”), 42 U.S.C. § 1395dd. The
dispute here arises from Marie Gillispie’s allegations that the
Southwest Regional Medical Center (the “Medical Center”)
terminated her employment because s... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - PA)

Joshua Shiver v. Charles Edward Laramee

The sudden emergency doctrine, aka the imminent peril
doctrine, shields a defendant from liability in a negligence action.
The rule is aptly restated in jury instruction CACI 452. Here we
have the rare case when the rule applies at a summary judgment
motion. The driver of a motor vehicle who lawfully has the right
of way is 1) not required to foresee “roadrage”; and 2) that car... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - CA)

JAMES E. EVANS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Appellant challenges his convictions for sexual battery and burglary with an assault. He contends that the court erred in multiple rulings. We affirm as to all issues, but address only two. First, the court admitted a 911 call from the victim as an excited utterance. Appellant contends that the time between the incident and the call was sufficient to allow time for reflection, so that the cour... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

Livingston Manners v. Officer Ronald Cannella, Officer Karrie Sabillon and City of Hollywood Florida United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

In 2014, Livingston Manners was arrested by City of Hollywood police officers. An altercation ensued. Manners filed suit in federal court regarding the incident and now appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment against his claims -- federal civil rights claims for use of excessive force and for malicious prosecution as well as a companion state common-law claim for false arrest. Becau... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

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)

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)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ISACK MAHAD ABDINUR

The victim in this case is Cori Stead, Abdinur’s girlfriend. Abdinur and Stead
had a volatile relationship. According to numerous witnesses, they argued almost
daily. Many witnesses recounted Abdinur making threats of violence and using
hateful language. By way of example, Abdinur told Stead, “You should just die. I
wish you would die. I hate you.” He accused her of chea... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - IA)

BLAKE ALLEN HUFFMAN vs. STATE OF IOWA Iowa Court of Appeals

Blake Huffman appeals from the denial of his application for postconviction
relief. By way of background, Huffman was convicted of five counts of sexual
abuse in the second degree, one count of sexual abuse in the third degree, and
one count of assault with intent to commit sex abuse arising out of the abuse of
two minors. On direct appeal, this court affirmed his convictions... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - IA)

GAYNELWYN SONNIER V. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT Consolidated With MARILYN CLARK V. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, ET AL. Consolidated With ELWOOD SONNIER V. THE UNOPENED SUCCESSION OF LACY N. JOHNSON, ET AL.

This case involves a tragic accident on Louisiana Highway 10 in
Allen Parish near Oakdale. Two young women in their early twenties were killed
when their vehicle failed to navigate a curve in the road, traveled across the
opposing lane and its shoulder, and hit a tree stump in the ditch opposite their lane
of travel. The driver of the vehicle was Lacy Johnson. Her passenger ... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - LA)

Richard Pike v. J. Brad Hester District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

In 2011, J. Brad Hester, a sheriff’s sergeant, conducted an
after-hours dog search of Richard Pike’s locked office. Pike
successfully petitioned a state court for an order of protection
against Hester. Pike later sued Hester in federal district court,
claiming that the search violated his Fourth Amendment
rights. In district court, Pike moved to preclude from
relitigation c... More...
   $0 (06-06-2018 - NV)

John C. Stojetz v. Todd Ishee, Warden Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

On April 25, 1996, while incarcerated at Madison Correctional Institution, John C. Stojetz and five other inmates stormed a unit housing the State’s juvenile
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offenders. State v. Stojetz, 705 N.E.2d 329, 333–34 (Ohio 1999). After overpowering the guard, Stojetz and the others proceeded to the cell of 17-year-old Damico Watkins, with whom they had ha... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - OH)

James Gund v. County of Trinity

This lawsuit alleges that a Trinity County deputy sheriff phoned citizens James
and Norma Gund -- who do not work for the County -- and asked them to go check on a
neighbor who had called 911 for help likely related to inclement weather. The Gunds
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unwittingly walked into a murder scene and were savagely attacked by the man who
apparently had just murdered the neighbor and her... 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)

Stephen Six v. Generation Federal Credit Union United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

This appeal arises out of the district court’s order sanctioning three attorneys and their law firms under both its inherent authority and 28 U.S.C. § 1927. Finding no abuse of discretion, we affirm.
I.
The district court based its decision to award sanctions on a comprehensive evaluation of the attorneys’ conduct. That conduct was, in many respects, egregious, and it continued throughout ... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - NC)

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)

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)

Eric Blattman v. Thomas Scaramellino District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This appeal arises out of a civil
action brought in federal court in Delaware concerning a corporate
merger between Efficiency 2.0 LLC ("E2.0") and C3, Inc. (the
"Delaware Action"). See Eric Blattman v. Thomas Seibel, C.A. No.
15-cv-00530-GMS (D.Del). As part of the Delaware Action, Eric
Blattman ("Blattman"), attempted to depose Thomas Scaramellino
("Scaramellino"), the fo... More...
   $0 (05-31-2018 - MA)

Francisco Salazar v. The State of Texas

A grand jury originally indicted Salazar on February 23, 2010, and re-indicted
him on July 29, 2010. He was then indicted again on May 5, 2011. Salazar was tried
under the May 5th indictment for one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child,
one count of indecency with a child by sexual contact, and one count of sexual
assault of a child. The May 5th indictment2 alleged, in r... More...
   $0 (05-31-2018 - TX)

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