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Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - HI)

Andrew Castillo v. Glenair, Inc.

In a joint employer arrangement, can a class of workers
bring a lawsuit against a staffing company, settle that lawsuit,
and then bring identical claims against the company where they
had been placed to work. We answer no.
This wage and hour putative class action involves the
relationship between a temporary staffing company (GCA
Services Group, Inc. (GCA)), its employees (... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. RICHARD E. GUNN

On February 10, 2015, Gunn was charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, burglary of a vehicle, theft, and two counts of criminal damage to property. Gunn entered his ex-girlfriend's apartment, attacked her new boyfriend, broke his phone, and burglarized his car.

In exchange for pleading guilty to one count of aggravated burglary, the State agreed to dismiss the remaining ... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - k)

PERCY ALLAN AHRENDT v. DIANE MUREE CHAMBERLAIN

Percy Ahrendt and Diane Chamberlain were married in 1999. Diane and her son from a prior marriage moved into Percy’s residence. During their first eight years, Diane worked various part-time jobs and made about $7,885 a year in reported income. At that time, she was studying to obtain her securities licenses, and she paid approximately $250-$350 of the monthly marital expenses. Percy made abou... More...   $0 (04-12-2018 - SD)

Matthew Squire v. County of Los Angeles

Appellants Matthew Squire (Squire) and Ernesto Masson
(Masson) (collectively appellants) appeal from the judgment
denying their petition for writ of mandate. They contend the
written reprimands they received from the Los Angeles County
Sheriff’s Department (Department) in September 2014, should be
rescinded because they did not receive notice of proposed
discipline within t... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - CA)

BERRY AND BERRY ACQUISITIONS v. BFN PROPERTIES SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Bob Berry, who resides in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, has been a nurseryman and businessman for more than fifty years. In the 1960s, Bob began working in the nursery business in Tahlequah, and in the early 1970s, he founded Midwestern Nursery. Bob grew and developed Midwestern Nursery, which later became American Nursery Products, and eventually took the company public. Upon his departure from American ... More...   $0 (04-04-2018 - MT)

New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC v. Public Utilities Commission of the State of California, The Utility Reform Network, Real Party in Interest

Following our decision in New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC v. Public Utilities
Com. (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 784 (New Cingular), the California Public Utilities
Commission (CPUC), on remand, issued Decision No. 17-04-0071
and Decision No. 17-
11-0382
(collectively, the Remand Decisions), awarding intervenor compensation to The

1 Order Instituting Investigation on the Commi... More...
   $0 (04-04-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Bright Ogodo Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Brooklyn Man Sentenced To 80 Months’ Incareration For Bank Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

Bright Ogodo, 43, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced on March 28, 2018 to 80 months in prison following his conviction of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

In sentencing Ogodo, the court found tha... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - PA)

Michele Clark v. All Acquisition, L.L.C., et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

In 2015, John Edward Clark was diagnosed with mesothelioma,
a cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. At that time, Mr.
Clark was nearing completion of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan that
he and his wife, Michele, had entered into in 2010. Although the
Clarks fulfilled their last remaining obligations under the plan within
a matter of weeks, their bankruptcy proceedin... More...
   $0 (04-02-2018 - NY)

Mats A. Samuelsson and Maria A. Samuelsson v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Mats and Maria Samuelsson
appeal from the dismissal of their action in the nature of a
petition for declaratory judgment, by which they sought, among
other things, an injunction against a foreclosure sale of their
house. We affirm.
According to their allegations, appellants entered into
a loan refinancing arrangement in May 2006. They signed a $560,000
promissory note p... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - MA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DON CHARLES BALL

The charges against Ball arose out of his handling of funds belonging to Richard White III. Richard had suffered a severe head injury in 1979 that left him with diminished mental capacity.

In 1992, Richard was placed in an adult group home operated by Tri-Ko, Inc. Originally, Richard's parents were named as guardians and conservators for him, but after both parents had died, Richard's ... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

Chad Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, L.L.C. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the ancient maritime remedy of maintenance and cure,1 among other relief, Barnes su... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - HI)

Matthew C. McGlynn v. State of California

In this mandamus proceeding, six judges who were elected to the superior court in
mid-term elections in 2012, but who did not take office until January 7, 2013, maintain
they are entitled to benefits under the Judges’ Retirement System II (JRS II)1
as in effect
at the time they were elected, rather than at the time they assumed office. This is a matter
of considerable importanc... More...
   $0 (03-21-2018 - CA)

George Allison v. Centins Federal Credit Union District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

A group of investors appeals after the district court1 affirmed the bankruptcy
court’s finding that funds the investors transferred to Tri-State Financial, LLC (TSF)
are part of TSF’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate. We affirm.
I. Background
After Tri-State Ethanol (TSE) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a
group of investors (Omaha Group) formed TSF, a shell corporation d... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - NE)

Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises

In this appeal, plaintiff Petrolink, Inc. (Petrolink) seeks a modification of a
judgment entered in its favor on its cause of action for specific performance. Petrolink
leased a parcel of undeveloped property from defendant Lantel Enterprises (Lantel),
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pursuant to a lease agreement that included a provision allowing the lessee to purchase
the property at the fair market valu... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Koryun Hakobyan Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Glendale Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud in Carmichael

U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. sentenced Koryun Hakobyan, 64, of Glendale, to two years in prison for his role as a straw buyer in a mortgage fraud scheme.

According to court documents, Hakobyan was recruited to act as a purchaser of a house in Carmichael. Hakobyan signed the loan application tha... More...
   $0 (03-17-2018 - CA)

Securities & Exchange Commission v. Theranos, Inc., Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani

San Francisco, CA - Theranos, CEO Holmes, and Former President Balwani Charged With Massive Fraud

Holmes Stripped of Control of Company for Defrauding Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Silicon Valley-based private company Theranos Inc., its founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, and its former President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani with raising more than $700 mi... More...
   $0 (03-16-2018 - CA)

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...
   $0 (03-15-2018 - CA)

John S. Mac Donald v. Cashcall, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

John MacDonald, on behalf of himself and a putative class, sued CashCall, Inc., WS Funding, LLC, Delbert Services Corp., and J. Paul Reddam (collectively “Defendants”) over a loan agreement that he contends is usurious and unconscionable. The agreement includes (1) a provision requiring that all disputes be resolved through arbitration conducted by a representative of the Cheyenne River Sioux Trib... More...   $0 (03-02-2018 - NJ)

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...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - TN)

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...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - TN)

Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network, LLC District of West Virginia Federal Courthouse - Huntington, West Virginia

Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. appeals from the district court’s dismissal of its claim against PDR Network, LLC, PDR Distribution, LLC, PDR Equity, LLC, and John Does 1-10 (collectively, “PDR Network”) for sending an unsolicited advertisement by fax in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the “TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227. Carlton & Harris argues that the district court erred in de... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - WV)

Phillip J. Singer v. Kenneth Reali, et al. Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, North Carolina

These appeals arise from the dismissal of a securities fraud class action complaint in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The action relates to the healthcare provider reimbursement practices of defendant TranS1, Inc., and four officers thereof —defendants Kenneth Reali, Joseph P. Slattery, Richard Randall, and Michael Luetkemeyer (collectively, the “Officers”) — in connection with TranS1’s A... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - NC)

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...
   $0 (02-21-2018 - GA)

Apple, Inc. v. The Superior Court of San Diego County, Anthony Shamrell, Real Party in Interest

Doyle Lowther, William J. Doyle, John A. Lowther and Chris W. Cantrell; Gomez
Trial Attorneys, John H. Gomez and Deborah S. Dixon; Niddrie Addams Fuller, Rupa G.
Singh for Real Parties in Interest Anthony Shamrell and Daryl Rysdyk.
In this writ proceeding, we decide an issue of apparent first impression: Does the
Supreme Court's analysis of the admissibility of expert opinion evide... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - CA)

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