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Nicole Haberle v. Officer Daniel Troxell Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy Nixon was a troubled man. After stealing a firearm, he told his partner, Nicole Haberle, that he was going to commit suicide. When a police officer employed by the Borough of Nazareth learned of that threat, he did not wait for trained crisis support professionals but instead knocked on the door of the apartment where Nixon was located and announced his presence. Nixon immediately shot him... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Contrice Travis v. Exel, Inc. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

A jury awarded the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) and Contrice Travis back pay, compensatory damages, and punitive damages after finding that Travis’s employer, Exel, Inc., discriminated against her because of her sex. The discrimination occurred when Dave Harris, Travis’s supervisor, denied her a promotion in favor of Michael Pooler, a male employee. After the verdict, Exel ... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Hezekiah and Jameseva Webb Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - ustice Department Obtains $625,000 Settlement Of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Two St. Louis Landlords

The Justice Department today announced a settlement with two St. Louis landlords, Hezekiah and Jameseva Webb, to resolve a lawsuit alleging that they violated the Fair Housing Act by subjecting fifteen female tenants in their rental properties to sexual harassment ove... More...
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George Corley v. San Bernardino County Fire Protection District

George Corley filed this action against his former employer, the San Bernardino
County Fire Protection District (the District).1 The trial court held a jury trial on a single
cause of action for age discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (Gov.
Code, § 12900 et seq.).2 The jury rendered a special verdict in which it found that
Corley's age was a substantial mo... 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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United States of America v. West Liberty Foods, L.L.C. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Justice Department Resolves Discrimination Claim Against Bolingbrook, Illinois, Meat Processing Plant

The Justice Department on March 5, 2018 announced it has signed a settlement agreement with West Liberty Foods L.L.C., an Iowa-based meat processing business that operates a plant in Bolingbrook, Illinois, to resolve the Department’s investigation into whether the company di... More...
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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...
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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...
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Andrea J. Mosby-Meachem v. Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Andrea Mosby-Meachem, an in-house attorney for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, was denied a request to work from home for ten weeks while she was on bedrest due to complications from pregnancy. Following trial, a jury
found in favor of Mosby-Meachem on her claim for disability discrimination and awarded her
compensatory damages. The district court also granted Mosby-Meachem’s motion f... More...
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Clayton Byrd v. Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Defendant-Appellant Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association (“Association”) appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment regarding § 57-3-204(b) of Tennessee Code Annotated. Under § 57-3-204(b), to
receive a retailer-alcoholic-beverages license, a person, corporation, or firm needs to be a
Tennessee resident for at least two years, and to renew a license, there is ... More...
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Robbie Ohlendorf v. United Food & Commerical Workers Int'l Union, Local 876 Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Labor Management Relations Act makes it a crime for an
employer to deduct union dues from an employee’s paycheck and for the union to accept the
dues, except if the employee consents by signing an authorization form, often called a dues
checkoff. Robbie Ohlendorf and Sandra Adams signed dues checkoff authorizations with their
employer in 2013. When they tried to revoke them thr... More...
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Delane Hurley v. California Department of Parks and Recreation

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.1110, this opinion is certified for
publication with the exception of parts I, III, and V through VII.

Plaintiff Delane Hurley appeals a judgment in her action against defendants
California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Leda Seals (together
Defendants) that alleged, inter alia, causes of action for sexual orientation... More...
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Qunesha Bowen v. Manheim Remarketing, Inc. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Qunesha Bowen appeals the dismissal of her employment discrimination
claims against Manheim Remarketing. Bowen sued Manheim under the Equal Pay
Act and Title VII, alleging that Manheim discriminated against her by paying her
less than her male predecessor. The district court dismissed Bowen’s claims at
summary judgment. After careful consideration of the record and the parties’
... More...
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Aerotek, Inc. v. NLRB Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

We are asked two separate but interrelated questions on this appeal. First, did
the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) have enough evidence to find that
Aerotek, Inc. (“Aerotek”) violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”)? If
so, second, is the remedy the Board ordered within its discretion? We answer the
former question in the affirmative and the latter in negative. ... More...
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Linda Stout, et al. v. Jefferson County Board of Education Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal requires that we revisit the decades-old task of school desegregation. A racial desegregation order issued in 1971 still governs the Jefferson County Board of Education in Alabama. But beginning in 2012, residents of the City of Gardendale, a predominantly white community in Jefferson County, sought to create a separate, municipal school system. Leaders of a grassroots movement used so... More...   $0 (02-21-2018 - )

Area 51 Productions, Inc. v. City of Alameda

Area 51 Productions, Inc. (Area 51), an event planning company, had a longstanding
relationship with the City of Alameda (the City) to license the use of certain
City property to Area 51 for events Area 51 helped plan and promote with third-party
companies. The City relied on PM Realty Group, L.P. (PM) to assist it with managing
these license arrangements. Due to various problems a... More...
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Jeffrey Martensen v. Chicago Stock Exchange Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Jeffrey Martensen used to be
a supervisor in the Chicago Stock Exchange’s unit responsible
for examining compliance with trading regulations. He
was fired in mid-2016 and contends in this suit that his discharge violates 15 U.S.C. §78u–6(h), a part of the Dodd-
Frank Act that protects whistleblowers.
Martensen’s complaint does not allege that he reported to
the Securities a... More...
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A.V. Avington, Jr. v. Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Plaintiff A.V. Avington, Jr., proceeding pro se, filed a civil rights complaint
accusing the Indian Health Care Resource Center of race and age discrimination, as well
as intentional infliction of emotional distress, under a theory of respondeat superior.
Plaintiff alleged that when he entered the Center as a walk-in patient, he was made to
* This order is not binding precedent, ex... More...
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State of Washington v. Oscar Raul Lopez Washington Supreme Court Building

The trial court found that Oscar Lopez's lawyer
was "fairly obvious[ly]" "severely handicapped" by depression during the pretrial
and trial phases of Lopez's case.' That finding was supported by the trial court's
own observations of defense counsel's performance—and sometimes failure to show
up—at trial. That finding was also supported by declarations and testimony
presented at... More...
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Aldridge Winfrey v. City of Forrest City, et al. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

It is well-settled that the “plaintiff is the master of [his] complaint.” Holmes
Grp., Inc. v. Vornado Air Circulation Sys., Inc., 535 U.S. 826, 831 (2002) (internal
quotation marks omitted). Here, plaintiff Aldridge Winfrey charges in his complaint
that he was terminated by the Forrest City, Arkansas Police Department
(“Department”) as “retaliat[ion] . . . for exercising his right... More...
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John Doe v. Miami University, et al. Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

In the fall of 2014, John Doe and Jane Doe1 were students at Miami University, a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. The two students knew each other and had engaged in several consensual “physical encounters.” This
case arises from an incident between John and Jane on September 14, 2014. Both parties had
consumed alcohol, and John states that he was so intoxicated that he cannot re... More...
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Jim Zhu v. North Central Educational Service District ESD 171 Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Spokane, WA - Jim Zhu sued North Central Educational Service District ESD 171 on a civil rights job discrimination (race) theory.... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - WA)

Maranda Lynn O'Donnell v. Harris County, Texas, et al. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Maranda ODonnell and other plaintiffs (collectively, “ODonnell”) brought a class action suit against Harris County, Texas, and a number of its officials—including County Judges,1 Hearing Officers, and the Sheriff (collectively, the “County”)—under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. ODonnell alleged the County’s system of setting bail for indigent misdemeanor arrestees violated Texas statutory and constitutional la... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

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)

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