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On December 20, 2017, Respondents Michael O. Thompson, Mary Lynn Peacher, and Ray H. Potts (collectively, Proponents) filed Initiative Petition No. 416, State Question No. 795 (IP 416) with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. IP 416 would create a new Article XIII-C in the Oklahoma Constitution. IP 416 contains 8 sections, which Proponents assert will levy a new 5% gross production tax on oil and gas... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)

Covina Residents for Responsible Development v. City of Covina, City Ventures, Inc. Real Parties in Interest

In this CEQA1 action Covina Residents for Responsible
Development (CRRD) appeals from the trial court’s denial of its
petition for writ of mandate seeking to overturn the City of
Covina’s approval of a 68-unit, mixed-use, infill project2 located a
quarter-mile from the Covina Metrolink commuter rail station.
CRRD contends the project’s significant parking impacts required
t... More...
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Jaime Gonzalez v. Owens Corning Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This appeal involves a putative class action brought by consumers in four states who alleged that Appellees Owens Corning and Owens Corning Sales, LLC (collectively, Owens Corning) sold defective roof shingles and misrepresented the shingles’ expected useful life. Appellants challenge an order of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania denying class certification.... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as “Eleanor No. 1,” which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
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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...
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United States of America v. Larry Recio District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Greenbelt, Maryland

A jury found Larry Recio guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. At trial, over his objection, the district court admitted into evidence a post assertedly to Recio’s Facebook account that quoted a rap lyric. Recio appeals. He contends that the district court abused its discretion in admitting the Facebook post, and erred in declining to grant a mistrial but instead issuing an Allen cha... More...   $0 (03-14-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Thung Van Huynh Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Thung Van Huynh pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud. The District Court sentenced Huynh to 70 months’ imprisonment in part based on its findings that he was subject to sentencing enhancements for being an organizer or leader of the conspiracy and for relocating the conspiracy to evade detection by th... More...   $0 (03-13-2018 - PA)

Klean W. Hollywood, LLC v. The Superior Court of California, Langston Jackson, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Klean W. Hollywood, LLC (Klean), a voluntary
drug abuse treatment facility, was sued by real party Langston
Jackson, who had enrolled at the facility to obtain treatment
for drug addiction. Jackson blamed Klean for the injuries he
suffered after smuggling heroin into his room and injecting it
late one night. Jackson claimed that Klean was negligent in
failing to ... More...
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Christine Dean v. Friends of Pine Meadow

Appellants Christine Dean (Dean), DeNova Homes, Inc. (DeNova), and Civic
Martinez, LLC (collectively, plaintiffs) filed the underlying action for interference with
prospective economic advantage and defamation against respondents Friends of Pine
Meadow and several individuals (collectively, defendants),1
seeking damages and
injunctive relief for allegedly false statements and p... More...
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Ellen Keates; A.K., a minor, through her parent and guardian Ellen Keates v. Michael Koile, et al. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Ellen Keates and her minor child, A.K., appeal the
dismissal of their claims against Michael Koile and other
officers and employees of what was then the Child Protective
Services (CPS) division of the Arizona Department of
Economic Security (ADES), which allege (among other
things) violations of Keates’s and A.K.’s constitutional rights
to familial ass... More...
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United States of America v. James Larry McNeal Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Defendants James Larry McNeal and Alphonso Stoddard were
convicted by a jury and sentenced in the Eastern District of
Virginia for conspiracy, armed bank robberies, and brandishing
firearms during crimes of violence. On appeal, McNeal and
Stoddard jointly challenge the sufficiency of the evidence
supporting their convictions on the brandishing offenses.
Separately, McNeal p... More...
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Daniel J. Roberts v. Tractor Supply Company and Buffalo Corporation Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Daniel J. Roberts sued Tractor Supply Company and Buffalo Corporation on a products liability and negligence theories claiming that he was injured and damages in the collapse of a deed stand that Plaintiff and two friends bought from Tractor Supply.

Plaintiff and two friends bought a display model deer stand from Tractor supply without assembly instructions. The then put the... More...
   $0 (03-03-2018 - GA)

California DUI Lawyers Association v. California Department of Motor Vehicles

The California DUI Lawyers Association and attorney
Stephen R. Mandell (collectively, CDLA) brought a taxpayer
action against the California Department of Motor Vehicles and
Jean Shiomoto, director of the Department (collectively, DMV).
CDLA alleged that the DMV conducts administrative hearings to
determine whether automatic suspension of a driver’s license is
warranted aft... More...
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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)

Luz Elena Delgadillo v. Television Center, Inc.

Plaintiffs Luz Elena Delgadillo, Christian Franco, and
Valeria Franco (plaintiffs) are the surviving wife and children,
respectively, of Salvador Franco (decedent). Decedent fell to his
death while washing windows on a building owned by defendant
Television Center, Inc. (TCI).
Plaintiffs sued TCI for negligence and negligence per se,
alleging that decedent was fatally injur... More...
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United States of America v. Rikki Ross Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Birmingham, AL - Federal Prosecutors Charge Former YWCA Child Care Director for Stealing from Non-profit Employer

Federal prosecutors charged a former YWCA child care director for stealing nearly $200,000 from the non-profit over several years, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Michael Williams.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office filed a ... 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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Little Traverse Lake Property Owners Association v. National Park Service Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This case presents the question of what citizens must do during
the administrative planning stage of a federal agency action in order to preserve a later challenge
to the agency’s final decision under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). In 2008,
the National Park Service proposed a plan to build a scenic trailway through the Sleeping Bear
Dunes National Lakeshore in Lee... More...
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Family of Carl Thompson v. Lamplight Village at Centennial Springs Homeowners Association Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Las Vegas, NV - Plaintiff's Verdict for $20 Million in HOA Playground Accident

The Family of Carl Thompson sued Lamplight Village at Centennial Springs Homeowners Association on a premises liability negligence theory claiming the Carl, age 15, suffered traumatic brain injury in a playground accident in which s 42 pound cross bar broke on fell on his head when sat down to send a text messa... More...
   $20000000 (02-25-2018 - NV)

Tony Muro v. Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Tony Muro entered into an employment contract with defendant
Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. (Cornerstone). The contract included a provision
requiring that all disputes arising out of Muro's employment with Cornerstone to be
resolved by arbitration. It also incorporated a class action waiver provision. In response
to Muro's present action, which was styled as a prop... More...
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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)

Eugenie Bouchard v. United States Tennis Association, Inc., et al. United States of America v. Mimo International Imports and Exports, Inc. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Eugenie Bouchard sued the United States Tennis Association, Inc., et al. on negligence slip and fall premises liability theories claiming that she was injured when she slipped and fell in a trainers' room at the United States Open in 2015.

Ms. Bouchard claimed physical and emotional injuries that impaired her ability to play professionally for two years.... More...
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Craig Cunningham v. Michael Montes, et al. Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

Michael Montes owns two
houses, one in California and the other in Wisconsin. After
filing this suit, Craig Cunningham arranged for service of
process at the Wisconsin address. No one came to the door.
The process server called Montes, who refused to provide
his current location. After an ex parte submission from Cunningham,
the district judge authorized service by publicat... More...
   $0 (02-21-2018 - WI)

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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Friends of Moon Creek, et al v. Diamond Lake Improvement Ass'n, et al. Washington Court of Appeals, Division III - Spoken, Washington

After ruling on summary judgment that Sharon Sorby did not
enjoy qualified immunity from the plaintiffs’ claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the trial
court certified its order under RAP 2.3(b)(4) as one “involv[ing] a controlling question of
law as to which there is substantial ground for a difference of opinion.” We granted
discretionary review. We conclude that Ms. Sorby enjoys quali... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - WA)

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