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Landlord and Tenant Law
United States of America v. Donald Clifton Allen, Jr. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Defendant Donald Clifton Allen, Jr., a self-proclaimed reality TV
star, thought that his television show about his life was going to make him rich. Instead, Allen
was convicted by a jury for prostitution and child pornography offenses and sentenced to 300
months in prison. He now challenges the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found during
the search of an apartment where ... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - MI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RICHARD ELBERT TURLEY United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

In 1964 the government entered into a 20-year lease with Turley for property in
Henryetta, Oklahoma (the Property) to be used as a post office. The lease provided
options to renew for six additional five-year terms and included an option to purchase at
the end of each renewal term. Written notice of renewal was due 90 days before the new
... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - OK)


In this appeal, we consider whether a warrant application
that did not include evidence as to why a specific apartment
unit should be searched fell short of establishing probable
cause for the search of that apartment, in violation of the
Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article
I, Paragraph 7 of the New Jersey Constitution.
Defendant Akeem Boone... More...
   $0 (12-21-2017 - NJ)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company v. Hart High-Voltage Apparatus Repair and Testing Co., Inc.

Plaintiff Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sued defendant HART HighVoltage
Apparatus Repair and Testing Co., Inc. (HART) for negligently servicing a large
transformer at a hydroelectric power plant and for damages under Public Utilities Code1
section 7952. PG&E alleged it incurred dirct and indirect costs of approximately $8.1
HART filed a motion for summary adj... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - CA)

Optional Capital , Inc. v. Akin Gump Straus, Hauer and Feld, LLP

Optional Capital, Inc. (Optional or Plaintiff) sued
various entities and individuals, including DAS Corporation
(DAS) and its counsel—Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld
LLP (Akin) and Parker Shumaker Mills LLP, David Parker
and William Mills (collectively, Parker) (collectively with
Akin, Defendants)—for conversion and fraudulent transfer.
Plaintiff sought to recover from Defend... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - CA)


When describing an insurer's subrogation claim, we say that the subrogated insurer "steps into the shoes of the plaintiff."1 Here, the original plaintiff, Tori Ukpaka, brought a timely lawsuit against the Defendant/Appellee, Nicholas Payne, for injuries arising out of an automobile accident that happened in 2012. Ukpaka then voluntarily dismissed that lawsuit in 2015--after the statute of limitat... More...   $0 (12-06-2017 - OK)


On April 23, 2015, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, returned a seven
count indictment against the defendants — who were former employees of SunTrust’s
Annandale branch.2 The indictment’s first count charged them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, in contravention of 18 U.S.C. § 1349.3
Counts 2 through 7 made substantive allegations ... More...
   $0 (12-03-2017 - )

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v REECE Z. BREWER State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department

A taxi driver was assaulted and robbed by three passengers, who then ran into a residence in the City of Elmira, Chemung County. Police officers arriving at the scene heard voices and knocked on the door. Defendant answered and was detained after he shouted a warning to those inside. Another man and a woman tried to leave the residence through a back door and were also detained by police office... More...   $0 (12-03-2017 - NY)

Donna Dunn v. Tiffany Baker Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Tiffiny Baker (Baker) appeals the judgment of the trial court on Donna Dunn's (Dunn) petition to recover unpaid rent and possession of a premises owned by Dunn. Baker argues that the lease at issue between Dunn and Baker was ambiguous and the trial court erred in granting relief to Dunn. We affirm.


On March 2, 2016, Baker and Dunn entered into a commercial lease agreem... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - MO)

Hossein Shahbazian v. City of Rancho Palos verdes

Governments speak. They also petition. And they act in
ways that are neither speaking nor petitioning. It is important to
distinguish between the three, because Code of Civil Procedure
section 425.16 (section 425.16) may apply to the first two, but not
the third.
This case concerns whether the City of Rancho Palos
Verdes properly issued a permit for a fence separating twoMore...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - CA)

Jana Lee Flanagan and Lucas Matthew Flanagan v. RBD San Antonio LP, Davidson Hotel Company LLC and G4S Bexar County Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

Jana Lee and Lucas Matthew Flanagan appeal traditional and no-evidence summary judgments granted in favor of RBD San Antonio L.P., Davidson Hotel Company LLC, and G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. in a premises liability case based on an alleged aggravated assault at a hotel. The Flanagans contend the trial court erred in granting the summary judgments and in sustaining objections to their summary j... More...   $0 (11-23-2017 - TX)

Jean Eckford Hardaway, Et al. v. Lou Eda Korth Stubbs Nixon, Et al. Karnes County Courthouse - Karnes City, Texas

This is an appeal from a summary judgment in favor of appellees (“the Korth heirs”) regarding ownership of 147.5 acres of real property in Karnes County. The Korth heirs moved for summary judgment, asserting among other things that they acquired ownership of the entire 147.5 acres through constructive ouster and ensuing adverse possession. The trial court granted the Korth heirs’ motion for summar... More...   $0 (11-23-2017 - TX)

Hossein Shahbazian v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Governments speak. They also petition. And they act in
ways that are neither speaking nor petitioning. It is important to
distinguish between the three, because Code of Civil Procedure
section 425.16 (section 425.16) may apply to the first two, but not
the third.
This case concerns whether the City of Rancho Palos
Verdes properly issued a permit for a fence separating twoMore...
   $0 (11-22-2017 - CA)


David Wendel (Wendel) appeals from a January 22, 2016 District Court order
denying in part his motion in limine seeking to exclude evidence of a prior bad act. We
¶3 On December 27, 2012, Wendel left a message with the Gallatin County Animal
Control. He complained a German Shepard dog was at large on his property, which he
believed was owned by his neighbors, Do... More...
   $0 (11-22-2017 - MT)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. SHAVEZ WILEY Shavez Wiley convicted of 2011 murder, Orleans jury splits on 2 attempted murder counts

On January 17, 2012, a grand jury returned an indictment charging
Defendant with one count of second degree murder and two counts of attempted
second degree murder, violations of La. R.S. 14:30.1 and 14:27/14.30.1,
respectively. On January 23, 2012, Defendant appeared for arraignment and
entered pleas of not guilty on all charges. On January 31, 2012, Defendant filed
motio... More...
   $0 (11-20-2017 - LA)

Aleksandr Vasilenko v. Grace Family Church

Plaintiff Aleksandr Vasilenko was struck by a car as he crossed a public
street between the main premises of defendant Grace Family Church (the Church)
and the Church’s overflow parking area. Vasilenko contends that the Church
owed him a duty of care to assist him in safely crossing the public street and that
the Church was negligent in failing to do so. The Church argues that it h... More...
   $0 (11-19-2017 - CA)

United States ex rel. Academy Health Center, Inc. v. Hyperion Foundation, Inc., et al. Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Mississippi Skilled Nursing Facility, Related Companies, and Executives Agree to Pay $1.25 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations of Grossly Substandard Care to Facility Residents

The Department of Justice announced today that Hyperion Foundation, a Georgia not-for-profit entity (Hyperion), Julie Mittleider, a resident of Georgia and Hyperion’s former President, Alta... More...
   $1250000 (11-16-2017 - MS)

State v. Douglas J. Huntley Supreme Court of Rhode Island

Sabrina Weston (Weston) was the second-floor tenant in a three-story apartment building
located at 38 Bergen Street in Providence, Rhode Island. On April 23, 2014, at approximately
7:30 p.m., Weston heard a loud knock at the front entrance to the apartment building.1 When
Weston looked out her window, she saw two men who were unknown to her. From the second
floor Weston asked... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - RI)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. ARDULRAUMAN ZEITOU Subject of post-Katrina book, 'Zeitoun,' sentenced to 4 years for stalking

Appellant Ardulrauman Zeitoun (“Defendant”) seeks review of his
conviction for stalking a person for whose benefit a protective order has been
issued and his sentence of four years at hard labor in the custody of the Louisiana
Department of Corrections. For the reasons that follow, we affirm Defendant‟s
conviction and sentence.
The victim, K.Z.1, met Defendant in 19... More...
   $0 (11-10-2017 - LA)

Saefaldin Rahmati and Abdul Saeed Assadi Rahmati v. AJBJK, L.L.P. Fort Bend County Courthouse - Richmond, Texas

Appellants, Saefaldin Rahmati and Abdul Saeed Assadi Rahmati (collectively, “the Rahmatis”), challenge the trial court’s judgment, rendered after a trial to the court, in favor of appellee, AJBJK, L.L.P., in its suit against them for a
declaratory judgment, a permanent injunction, and damages. In three issues, the Rahmatis contend that the evidence supporting the trial court’s declarator... More...
   $0 (11-06-2017 - )

Theodore Hayes v. Philip E. Harvey Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this appeal, we must decide whether the enhanced voucher provision of the United States Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. § 1437f(t), requires property owners to continuously renew enhanced-voucher tenancies. Theodore Hayes and Aqeela Fogle (the Hayes family) are a low-income family whose rent is subsidized by enhanced voucher assistance. Their eligibility to receive enhanced vouchers is contingen... More...   $0 (11-03-2017 - PA)

Tammy Fernandez v. Raj Singh

Tammy Fernandes successfully sued vexatious litigant Raj Singh and his wife
Kiran Rawat individually and as trustees of the Sita Ram--or “Sitaram”--Trust (Trust), for
wrongful eviction and related claims. She obtained an award of compensatory and
punitive damages, as well as costs and attorney fees. All defendants filed a joint notice of
appeal through counsel. While Rawat a... More...
   $0 (11-03-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. John DeRaffele District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Springfield Landlord Found Liable of Housing Discrimination

A Springfield landlord was found liable by a federal jury on Oct. 24, 2017, of discriminating against a family in violation of the Fair Housing Act (“Act”).

John DeRaffele, of New Rochelle, N.Y., was found liable following a five-day jury trial of discrimination based on familial status under the Fair Housi... More...
   $0 (10-31-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Jesus Deniz Mendoza District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Billings, Montana

Billings, MT - Billings Man Sentenced to Prison for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm

Terry Lee Feller, a 58 year-old resident of Billings was sentenced on October 25, 2017 to 33 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to possessing a stolen firearm.

The case arose when Feller, a career thief with more than fifteen convictions dating back to ... More...
   $0 (10-29-2017 - MT)

City of West Hollywood v. Anne Kihagi

Anne Kihagi, 1263 North Crescent, LLC, and Aquat
009, LLC (collectively Kihagi) appeals the trial court
judgment in favor of City of West Hollywood (City) finding
that Kihagi violated her settlement agreement with the City
and permanently enjoining her from terminating tenancies
at 1263–1267-1/2 North Crescent Heights Boulevard in West
Hollywood. The trial court also awarde... More...
   $0 (10-28-2017 - CA)

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