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JOHN L. SOILEAU, ET AL. VERSUS CHURCHILL DOWNS

The instant litigation was the subject of a previous appeal to this Court,
wherein we summarized the factual and procedural background as follows:
This lawsuit constitutes complicated and protracted litigation involving a dispute in the horse racing industry between … [quarterhorsemen] and Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC, owner of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots f... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - LA)

IN RE DAVID CHRISTOPHER HESSE, RELATOR Alleged Election Night Domestic Assault Has Local Attorney and Obama Fan Facing Felony Charge

Relator is an attorney practicing criminal defense work in Amarillo, Potter County,
Texas. On April 8, 2016, while acting in that capacity as retained counsel for Adoun
Phommivong, in a criminal prosecution pending in the 251st District Court, Relator was
held in contempt by the Honorable Ana E. Estevez for using language that Judge Estevez
deemed inappropriate for proper cour... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

CLIFTON STEEL COMPANY vs. TRINITY EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Clifton is a steel manufacturer whose products include wear parts for the railroad
industry. Railroad wear parts are replaced on a consistent basis “to protect wear within the
[railroad] car itself.” Trinity sells railroad parts and has acted as Clifton’s sales agent since
1986. No written contract between the companies existed until May 4, 2012, when the parties
e... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - OH)

Danny P.; Angela P.; Nicole B. v. Catholic Health Initiatives Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Danny P., Angela P. and Nicole B. (hereafter collectively
“P”) appeal the district court’s grant of summary judgment to
Catholic Health Initiatives (“CHI”) and Catholic Health
Initiatives Medical Plan–Blue Cross Blue Shield (collectively
“the Plan”). The Plan denied P’s claim for the cost of Nicole
B.’s inpatient stay in Island View Residential Treatment
Center (“Island Vie... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - WA)

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)

James C. Mason, a/k/a Jim Mason v. Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA, and Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, FLCA.

Between 2008 and 2011, Zachary Mason (“Zach”) farmed several properties in
Otero County, Colorado. During this time, Zach executed several loan agreements with
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA, and Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, FLCA
(collectively, “Farm Credit”). As part of the loan agreements, Farm Credit owned a
perfected security interest in some of Zach’s crops, ... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - CO)

Maranda Lynn O'Donnell v. Harris County, Texas, et al. Harris County 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 a... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - TX)

Rockefeller Technology Investments (Asia II) v. Changzhou Sinotype Technology Co., LTD

This appeal concerns an aborted international business
deal between Changzhou SinoType Technology Company, Ltd.
(SinoType), a Chinese company, and Rockefeller Technology
Investments (Asia) VII (Rockefeller Asia), an American
investment partnership. When the relationship between the two
entities soured, Rockefeller Asia pursued contractual arbitration
against SinoType in Los... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - CA)

JIM A. CARTER, JR., LOGGING, LLC, AND JAMES A. CARTER, JR. V. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CROSSETT

James A. Carter, Jr. (James), formed Jim A. Carter, Jr., Logging LLC (Carter
Logging), with James as its sole member. Carter Logging entered into two loan agreements
1 This is the second time this case has been before us. We initially remanded it back to settle the record and ordered rebriefing. Jim A. Carter, Jr., Logging, LLC v. First Na... More...
   $0 (06-02-2018 - AR)

Yvonne Reid v. City of San Diego

A. Legal Background—The Procedural Ordinance and 2008 Assessment
Under the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (PBID of
1994) (Sts. & Hy. Code,2 §§ 36600 et seq.), private property owners in a geographical
area can initiate formation of a business improvement district to assess themselves fees to
be spent promoting their businesses. (See Epstein v. Hollywood Ente... More...
   $0 (05-28-2018 - CA)

Bryan Keith Hernandez v. The State of Texas

Hernandez does not attack the evidentiary sufficiency, but to provide
context, we briefly summarize the offenses. After Officer Jordan Lashbrook
stopped Hernandez’s vehicle, he questioned Hernandez to determine if he was
driving while intoxicated. At one point during the investigation, Hernandez
admitted having a marijuana pipe in his vehicle, so Officer Lashbrook retrieved More...
   $0 (05-28-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Timothy Murphy, a/k/a Mr. Black, a/k/a Colby Muhlberg, a/k/a Arthur Whitton Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Twentieth Defendant Sentenced for Federal Fraud and Money Laundering Charges Related to Telemarketing Enterprise that Targeted the Elderly

Timothy Murphy, a/k/a Mr. Black, a/k/a Colby Muhlberg, a/k/a Arthur Whitton, 34, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced on May 22, 2018 to 54 months in prison in connection with a multi-count indictment arising from a fraudulent telemarketi... More...
   $0 (05-28-2018 - MO)

RONALD D. HENDRIX, BDOE OF CHESTERFIELD, INC., BDOE, INC., and BD75, INC. V. JIM SHERIDAN, UES, LLC, SFCC-OLATHE, INC., and SHERIDAN'S FRANCHISE SYSTEMS, INC. Kansas Judicial Center

In 2013, Hendrix; BDOE, Inc.; and Hendrix's two other franchises (collectively Hendrix) filed suit against Sheridan; UES, LLC, the company that owned Unforked; and SFCC-Olathe, Inc. alleging fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. He later amended the petition to include SFS. Hendrix sought damages in excess of $75,000 and a declaration that he did not have... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

Nasir Hakeem v. State of Tennessee

Following a bench trial, the Petitioner, a foreign national from Pakistan, was convicted of two counts of sexual battery, a Class E felony. State v. Nasir Hakeem, No. M2012-02150-CCA-R3-CD, 2013 WL 6706122, at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. Dec. 18, 2013), perm. app. denied, (Tenn. May 14, 2014). On August 2, 2012, the trial court imposed concurrent, suspended sentences of eighteen months for each convict... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Shawn Patrick Watkins United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Missouri Man Pleads Guilty in $3.4 Million Real Estate Investment Scheme that Targeted Orange County Investors

A Missouri man who formerly served as a law enforcement reservist has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud offense and admitted operating a real estate scheme in Orange County that bilked dozens of Southern California investors who collectively suffered approximately... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Shelly Albert v. Truck Insurance Exchange

Good fences make good neighbors. Unless they obstruct an
easement.
Shelly Albert’s neighbor, Henri Baccouche, sued her for
“abatement of private nuisance,” alleging Albert had erected and
refused to remove a fence that partially blocked the only road
leading to Baccouche’s undeveloped property. Albert tendered
Baccouche’s complaint to her homeowners and umbrella insurers,More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Michael Benaroya v. Bruce Willis

Benaroya Pictures (Benaroya) contracted with Westside
Corporation (Westside) to pay the well-known actor Bruce Willis, the
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president of Westside, to perform in a movie to be produced by
Benaroya. After a dispute arose regarding Willis’ payment, Willis and
Westside (collectively respondents) commenced arbitration proceedings
against Benaroya, pursuant to the arbitration c... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - CA)

Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - KY)

Green Tree Servicing, LLC v. Henry House; Linda Murrell Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Henry House, Linda Murrell (the House Parties), and other plaintiffs
sued Green Tree Servicing and various other entities (the Green Tree Parties)
in a related action.1 The Green Tree Parties initiated the present suit in
1 Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C. v. Billy Brown, No. 17-60105.
Case: 17-60164 Document: 00514471076 Page: 1 Date Filed: 05/14/2018
No. 17-60164
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federa... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - MS)

Han Jing Huang v. Tom Hanks

Appellant filed requests for civil harassment restraining orders against defendants
former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Dalai Lama, Mark Zuckerberg,
Monica Lewinsky, and 27 prominent entertainment personalities. Finding appellant’s
claims to be “patently frivolous,” “patently frivolous on petition[’s] face,” or “frivolous
on petition’s face,” the trial court denie... More...
   $0 (05-11-2018 - CA)

TERRY LEA BUNCH v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Petitioner pled guilty to driving under the influence (“DUI”) second offense and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days, to be suspended on probation after 45 days of incarceration. The judgment was entered on June 1, 2015.
Petitioner’s pro se petition for post-conviction relief has two file stamps of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk. One file stamp is dated December 8, 2016, and ... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - TN)

Randy Tindell v. Linda Murphy

Plaintiffs Randy and Linda Tindell bought a single family manufactured home
from defendant Linda Murphy in 2005 for $320,000. Defendant Christine Bradley
provided the appraisal. In 2009 the Tindells were unable to refinance the mortgage
because it is a manufactured home, not a modular home. The Tindells filed a fourth
amended complaint alleging Murphy and Bradley failed to disclose... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - CA)

Nielsen Contracting, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.


Nielsen Contracting, Inc. and T&M Framing, Inc. (collectively Nielsen) sued
several entities (defendants) alleging these entities fraudulently provided workers'
compensation policies to Nielsen that were illegal and contained unconscionable terms.
Defendants moved to compel arbitration and stay the litigation under an arbitration
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provision in one defendant's contract, t... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - CA)

Marshall Garber v. Heriberto Menendez, M.D. Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Minors injured by medical malpractice in Ohio have one year to sue their doctors after they turn eighteen. When Marshall Garber sued Dr. Heriberto
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No. 17-3992 Garber v. Menendez Page 2
Menendez for malpractice in May 2017, one year had come and gone. But Ohio tolls the statute of limitations if the defendant leaves the State. The clock stopped when Dr. Menendez left Ohio for Florida ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - OH)

Nancy Buccina; Scot A. Buccin v. Linda Ann Grimsby Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Toledo, Ohio

Linda Ann Grimsby invited her friend Nancy Buccina to take a
boat trip on Lake Erie. Toward the end of the voyage, the boat hit a wave, jarring the passengers
and injuring Nancy. Nancy and her husband Scot sued. A jury found that Grimsby was not
negligent. But the district court granted Nancy and Scot’s motion for a new trial on the ground
that the evidence did not support the verd... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - OH)

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