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Eva Moore v. John Urquhart Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This is a class action challenging the constitutionality of
a Washington statute that allows tenants to be evicted from
their homes without a court hearing. Plaintiffs seek
declaratory and injunctive relief against the Sheriff of King
County, whose office enforces the challenged statute by
executing the eviction orders. The district court dismissed
the action with prejudice... More...
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Eduardo De La Torre v. Cashcall, Inc.


Under California law, can a loan contract include an interest rate term so
high that it is “unreasonably and unexpectedly harsh,” “unduly oppressive,” or “so
one-sided as to shock the conscience”? (Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.,
LLC (2015) 61 Cal.4th 899, 910–911 (Sanchez).) What the Ninth Circuit asks us
to resolve in this case is a more specific version of that question: C... More...
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Shameka Winslett v. 1811 27th Avenue, LLC

Shameka Winslett filed a complaint asserting various claims against her former
landlord Yugal Sagi and his LLC after he failed to make repairs to her apartment and filed
an unlawful detainer action against her. Sagi responded by filing an anti-SLAPP motion to
strike three of these claims, for retaliation and retaliatory eviction under Civil Code section
1942.5,1
former subdivis... More...
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State of Ohio v. Rickey Lamb, Jr.

On July 21, 2015, the Fulton County Grand Jury issued a seven-count indictment charging appellant with one count of arson in violation of R.C. 2909.03(A)(2), a felony of the fourth degree (“Count 1”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(2), a felony of the second degree (“Count 2”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1), a felony of the firs... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- PEDRO MONTALVO, JR.

The relevant procedural facts leading to this appeal are as follows. {¶4} The investigation into Appellant Pedro Montalvo began on October 3, 2014, when Detective Rick Steller was checking law enforcement software which had downloaded child pornography from a computer in Mount Vernon, Ohio. (T. at 134). Det. Steller is a member of the Grove City Police Department, assigned to the Franklin Cou... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- DALTON G. SMITH

The following facts are adduced from the record of the bond revocation hearing on July 11, 2017 and the bench trial of August 3, 2017. {¶3} Appellant was age 87 at the time of these offenses. He met the victim, Jane Doe, when she volunteered at a church where he was the minister. The two have never had a romantic relationship and Doe does not want a romantic relationship with appellant. Doe... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

Michael Colaco v. Cavotec SA

Michael Colaco, and April Barry appeal from the judgment entered against them in this action
arising from Inet’s sale of its assets to respondents Cavotec SA and Cavotec Inet US, Inc.
(collectively Cavotec). Colaco was Inet’s sole shareholder and its chief executive officer
and Barry was Inet’s director of administration. After the transaction, Colaco became
Cavotec Inet US, Inc.’s... More...
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CASE & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES INC. d/b/a ASPEN PARK APARTMENTS, v. JODIE L. BRIBIESCA

Bribiesca first moved to Aspen Park Apartments (Aspen) on June 10, 2015. The apartments are located in Wichita and are owned by Case. On January 8, 2016, Bribiesca moved from her first apartment, unit 1812, to another, 1908, in the same complex. Bribiesca testified she was not offered an opportunity to see 1908 before moving in, and it is not clear whether she asked to view the apartment before th... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

FRANK ROBINSON v. STATE OF KANSAS

After an apartment house in Topeka burned and one of the tenants died, the United States government charged Robinson with arson resulting in death. When the federal government dismissed the charge before trial, the State of Kansas charged Robinson with felony murder and aggravated arson. All pertinent details of the state prosecution may be read in the direct criminal appeal reported in State v. R... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Jennifer H Zarnfaller v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

Veronica Parga-Lopez, formerly the assistant property manager and a tenant
at the Wimbledon Apartments in Spring, Texas (the “apartment complex”),
testified that in July 2010, appellant lived with her mother in an apartment near
Parga-Lopez. Appellant would often come to see Parga-Lopez in the leasing
office, “boo-hooing, . . . always crying, always depressed, always, . . . hy... More...
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Yvetter Vangorden v. Second Round, Limited Partnership Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff consumer Yvette Vangorden sued defendant debt
collector Second Round, Limited Partnership (“Second Round”), for
violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq., by sending her a letter representing that she still owed
money on a debt that she had settled five years earlier, and requesting
17‐2186‐cv
Vangorden v. Sec... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. PATRICK WAWERU

We summarize the facts that the jury could have found at trial, reserving certain details for our discussion of the legal issues. The defendant was in an on-again, off-again relationship with the victim. The couple had two children together. The victim's sister occasionally lived with the victim and the defendant, but the sister did not get along with the defendant. 3 The victim's ... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

Mindy Armstrong v. The Arcanum Group, Inc. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mindy Armstrong was employed by The Arcanum Group, Inc., which serves as a placement agency to staff federal-government positions. She was placed with the Real Estate Leasing Services Department of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). After she complained that BLM employees were falsifying lease-related records, the BLM
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demanded that Arcanum remove her from the placement. Her Arcanum sup... More...
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Angel Mendez and Jennifer Lynn Garcia v. County of Los Angeles, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

On remand from the United States Supreme Court we are tasked with deciding whether the unlawful entry into a residence by two sheriff’s deputies, without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances, was the proximate cause of the subsequent shooting and injuries to the plaintiffs. We hold that it was, permitting a federal claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. We also hold that the plaintiffs have an inde... More...   $4000000 (07-29-2018 - WA)

KARI KARST v. TIA BLEHM, and B&B INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, LLC

On August 22, 2014, Kari Karst, as renter, and Tia Blehm, as landlord and sole owner of B&B Properties, LLC (Blehm), signed a one-year lease for an apartment in
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Russell. The specific lease term began "on August 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM and end[ed] on August 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM." In compliance with the lease terms, Karst paid a security deposit of $325 and a pet deposit of $325—a total... More...
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Lea Augustin v. City of Philadelphia Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case involves a group of landlords who object to the system of liens used by the City of Philadelphia to collect unpaid gas bills. The District Court certified a class and held that the City had violated the landlords’ rights under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The City filed this appeal, arguing that its procedures for collecting gas debts are constitutional. We agree w... More...   $0 (07-23-2018 - PA)

ANTHONY RUCKER v. STATE OF KANSAS

The facts of the underlying case are summarized in State v. Rucker, No. 109,678, 2014 WL 4231234 (Kan. App. 2014) (unpublished opinion):

"Bradley Willis owned a rental property located at 4511 Rowland Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, which he rented to members of Rucker's family for approximately 2 1/2 years. During the Rucker family's tenancy, Willis became familiar with Rucker because,... More...
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Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis v. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC

Plaintiff Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis was involved in a tragic snowboarding
accident at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. On her last run of the day, she collided with a
snowcat pulling a snow-grooming tiller and got caught in the tiller. The accident resulted
in the amputation of her left leg, several skull fractures and facial lacerations, among
other serious injuries. She and her husba... More...
   $0 (07-22-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- WALTER RENZ

In the summer of 2015, appellant and his girlfriend, Linda Buckner, were the
next-door neighbors of Patsy Hudson, who lived alone at 284 Spring Street in Mansfield,
Ohio. Hudson, then in her early sixties and on disability, was known to rescue and take
care of a large number of cats in or around her house. Her adult son, Lonnie Clevenger,
drove trucks for a living, but he peri... More...
   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

Kathleen Willhite-Michiulis v. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC

Plaintiff Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis was involved in a tragic snowboarding
accident at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. On her last run of the day, she collided with a
snowcat pulling a snow-grooming tiller and got caught in the tiller. The accident resulted
in the amputation of her left leg, several skull fractures and facial lacerations, among
other serious injuries. She and her husba... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

LOUISE E. WATTS vs. ANNE M. FLEDDERMAN, Executor of the Estate of Thomas A. Fledderman, Deceased and ANNE M. FLEDDERMAN MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

In 1998, Thomas Fledderman was operating an antique furniture and
antique art pottery retail business in Mt. Healthy. When his landlord demanded
possession of the retail space and the second-floor apartment that Thomas
Fledderman had occupied, Thomas Fledderman attempted to purchase a commercial
storefront building located on Spring Grove Avenue in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio... More...
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Edgar Ray Bettis v. State of Tennessee

On April 1, 2011, the Petitioner strangled the victim, who was the manager of the trailer park where he lived, after striking her repeatedly with an ashtray. He was charged with premeditated first degree murder, felony murder, and theft of the victim’s automobile. The Petitioner argued that the homicide occurred in self-defense after the elderly victim became confused about his identity and atta... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - DEAN B. WEAVER

On August 24, 2016, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Deputies Matthew Johns and Brian Sterrick, of the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office, arrived at appellant’s residence to execute an arrest warrant. The warrant was premised upon appellant’s failure to appear on a minor misdemeanor “failure to wear a seat belt” offense. The deputies parked their cruiser away from the residence and approached th... More...   $0 (07-13-2018 - OH)

Edgar Ray Bettis v. State of Tennessee

On April 1, 2011, the Petitioner strangled the victim, who was the manager of the trailer park where he lived, after striking her repeatedly with an ashtray. He was charged with premeditated first degree murder, felony murder, and theft of the victim’s automobile. The Petitioner argued that the homicide occurred in self-defense after the elderly victim became confused about his identity and atta... More...   $0 (07-09-2018 - TN)

Cintas Corp. No. 2 v. Becker Property Services LLC

Becker Property Services LLC ("Becker") and Cintas Corporation No. 2 ("Cintas") executed a contract containing indemnification and choice-of-law provisions. A dispute arose over whether the contract entitles Cintas to indemnification for damages caused by its own negligence. To answer that question, we must also resolve a threshold dispute: As between Wisconsin and Ohio, which law provid... More...   $0 (07-04-2018 - WI)

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