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Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - CA)

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)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DERRICK D. WATIE

When a Wichita police detective heard loud music and strong bass notes coming from a primer-colored pickup truck as it headed down the street towards him, he watched as it started to back into the driveway of the house where he was standing. By ordinance, Wichita has prohibited loud noises coming from a vehicle that is plainly audible more than 50 feet from the vehicle. The detective did not recog... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

AVENTURA H. PALOMO, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMING Wyoming Supreme Court

In the early morning hours of September 29, 2015, Officer Lisa Koeppel of the Cheyenne Police Department responded to a call from dispatch concerning a fight between Appellant and his brother. When she arrived, the two men ran. She ordered them to stop, then gave chase. Appellant attempted to enter his residence, but she stopped him from doing so. He then turned toward her, grabbed her ballis... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - WY)

Gordon B. v. Sergio Alberto Gomez

Gordon B., in propria persona, appeals from the trial
court’s denial of his request to renew an elder abuse restraining
order against his neighbor, respondent Sergio Alberto Gomez
(Gomez). Gordon B. contends the trial court erred by denying his
request for lack of evidence that further significant abuse
occurred since the original restraining order was issued. We
agree, and... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - CA)

Philadelphia Taxi Association, Inc., et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia taxicab drivers, aggrieved by the influx of
taxis hailed at the touch of an app on one’s phone, brought
this antitrust action to protest the entry of Appellee Uber
Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) into the Philadelphia taxicab
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market. The Philadelphia Taxi Association (“PTA”), along
with 80 individual taxicab companies (collectively,
“Appellants”), appeal the ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - PA)

Nathaniel Smith v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

As of February 20, 2017, Smith and Danielle Craft had been engaged in a
romantic relationship for about three years and lived together in a home with
Craft’s eleven-year-old daughter. At some point that day, Craft repeatedly
attempted to contact Smith via his cellular phone. Craft became suspicious
when Smith did not answer her calls and later accused him of cheating on her. ... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - IN)

Terrence Jefferson vs. The State of Florida

The 18-year-old victim was walking home around 10:30 pm from her job at
Aventura Mall when the Appellant drove up beside her and repeatedly asked her to
get in the car. Because it was raining heavily, she got in. The Appellant did not go
in the direction of her house, but drove in another direction and then offered her
money to have sex with him. When she refused and tried t... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - FL)

Lisa Demargee v. Laura Pederson; Amy Van Ness District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

As this court has stated repeatedly, families have a “wellelaborated
constitutional right to live together without
governmental interference.” Wallis v. Spencer, 202 F.3d
1126, 1136 (9th Cir. 2000); accord Kirkpatrick v. Cty. of
Washoe, 843 F.3d 784, 789 (9th Cir. 2016) (en banc); Burke
v. Cty. of Alameda, 586 F.3d 725, 731 (9th Cir. 2009); Rogers
v. Cty. of San Joaquin, 48... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - AZ)

1901 First Street Owner, LLC v. Tustin Unified School District

Plaintiff 1901 First Street Owner, LLC (First Street), appeals from a
judgment which interpreted the meaning and application of Government Code section
65995, subdivision (b)(1), in a manner favorable to defendant Tustin Unified School
District (the District).
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First Street is the developer of an apartment complex. The
underlying dispute arose after the City of Santa Ana ... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - 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)

Bobbydyne McMillan v. Cumberland County Board of Education; Joseph M. Locklear Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Appellant Bobbydyne McMillan was employed by the Cumberland County Board
of Education (“CCBE”) and resigned following an investigation into her conduct during
the course of her employment. She appeals the district court’s grant of summary
judgment in favor of the Defendants, CCBE, and Joseph M. Locklear,1 Associate
Superintendent of Human Resources, on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Fourteen... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - NC)

City and County of San Francisco v. Homeaway.Com, LLC

A. HomeAway’s Business
In the trial court, HomeAway offered evidence about its business and storage of
electronic records by filing the declaration of Steve Davis, HomeAway’s chief digital and
cloud officer. Davis described HomeAway as an “online forum that allows property
owners to list their properties for short-term rentals and connect with individuals who are
looking to ren... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. STEVEN W. CHANEY COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

A concerned citizen called 911 after seeing a man, later identified as Steven
Chaney, driving a vehicle “all over the road.” A Bettendorf patrol officer arrived at
the scene and pulled the keys from the ignition. Chaney got out of the vehicle and
“came at him.” Chaney also kicked a police sergeant.
The State charged Chaney with driving while barred as a habitual offende... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - IA)

DUAN HARRIS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant Duan Harris was convicted in a jury trial of rape, aggravated assault, and
interference with emergency communication. The victim was Mia Colley. For these
offenses, Mr. Harris was sentenced to ten years in prison.
Mr. Harris now appeals, raising two arguments for reversal. First, he argues that the
trial court erred in allowing Lakeisha Harris to testify about an ... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. RICARDO SWILLING Connecticut Supreme Court

The defendant, Ricardo Swilling, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered following a jury trial, of kidnapping in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-92 (a) (2) (A), home invasion in violation of General Statutes § 53a-100aa (a) (2), and assault in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-60 (a) (2).1 Additionally, following the defendant’s pleas of no... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - CT)

1901 First Street Owner, LLC v. Tustin Unified School District

Plaintiff 1901 First Street Owner, LLC (First Street), appeals from a
judgment which interpreted the meaning and application of Government Code section
65995, subdivision (b)(1), in a manner favorable to defendant Tustin Unified School
District (the District).1
First Street is the developer of an apartment complex. The
underlying dispute arose after the City of Santa Ana (the ... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - CA)

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)

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...
   $0 (03-22-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Camron D. Brown District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID - Serial Armed Robber Pleads Guilty to Six Robberies

Camron D. Brown, 21, of Mountain Home, Idaho, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to six counts of interference with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act) and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. A Boise federal grand jury indicted Brown on May 9, 2017.
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   $0 (03-17-2018 - ID)

United States of America v. Javian Chapman and Joseph Berzt Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Harris, TX - Seminal Fluid Found After Massage Parlor Robbery Leads to Conviction

Two men were convicted after being identified by DNA found in seminal fluid left after the armed robbery of a Houston area massage parlor.

20-year old Houston resident Javian Chapman pleaded guilty today to two counts of aiding and abetting interference with commerce by robbery and one count of aid... More...
   $0 (03-17-2018 - TX)

Joan Groening v. Glen Lake Community Schools, et al. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Small towns are no stranger to fractious school-board politics.
Maple City, Michigan is no exception. The school-district superintendent and school-board
president both had strong personalities, which made for tense board meetings and heated
disagreements. Some controversies even made their way into the local paper. And now one has
made its way into federal court. Joan Groening, th... More...
   $0 (03-16-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Cody J. Cyson, Hanna F. Ponder and Thomas L. Brown District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Yellowstone, WY - Bison Protestors Enter Guilty Pleas at the Yellowstone Justice Center

Cody J. Cyson, of Minnetonka, Minnesota and Thomas L. Brown of East Hardwick, Vermont, each entered guilty pleas today in US District Court at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth, Wyoming, to the charges of entering a closed area in Yellowstone National Park and interference with an agency functi... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - WY)

Edward Lewis Tobinick, M.D. v. M.D. Seven Novella, et al. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Edward Tobinick appeals the District Court’s award of attorney’s fees to Dr. Steven Novella. Dr. Tobinick argues both that the District Court’s decision to award attorney’s fees and the amount of fees it awarded were made in error. This case presents an issue of first impression for our circuit. That is, whether the “exceptional case” standard for awarding attorney’s fees in Patent Act cases, ... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Kenneth Jerome Dawson v. Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Kenneth Jerome Dawson appeals the dismissal of his action brought pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in which he asserts a violation of his Fourteenth Amendment
substantive due process rights. Dawson challenges the official policies of the
Jefferson County Jail. Due to the timing of Dawson’s detention, the timing of his
posting of bond, and the court-ordered release condition that Dawson... More...
   $0 (03-10-2018 - CO)

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