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Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - CA)

Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospital’s efforts to collect debts.
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Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
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Washin... More...
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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...
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All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security National Insurance Company

Plaintiff and appellant All Green Electric, Inc. (All Green),
appeals from a grant of summary judgment in favor of its insurer,
defendant and respondent Security National Insurance Company
(SNIC). All Green requested that SNIC defend a lawsuit alleging
that All Green negligently installed electrical equipment for a
medical scanner. The trial court concluded that the lawsuit fel... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - CA)

Tracey K. Kuehl v. Pamela Sllner Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tracey K. Kuehl (Tracey), Lisa K. Kuehl (Lisa), Kris A. Bell, Nancy A.
Harvey, John T. Braumann, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (plaintiffs) brought
suit against Pamela Sellner, Tom Sellner, and Cricket Hollow Zoo (defendants) under
1The Honorable Richard W. Goldberg, United States Court of International
Trade, sitting by designation.
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the Endangered Species Act, 16 U... More...
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Andrew Castillo v. Glenair, Inc.

In a joint employer arrangement, can a class of workers
bring a lawsuit against a staffing company, settle that lawsuit,
and then bring identical claims against the company where they
had been placed to work. We answer no.
This wage and hour putative class action involves the
relationship between a temporary staffing company (GCA
Services Group, Inc. (GCA)), its employees (... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - CA)

CASEY SHELDON WOODS a/k/a CASEY WOODS v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Doris Tenner and Pierre Tenner were married and lived at Fourteen Hampton Court
in Natchez, Mississippi. Doris’s and Pierre’s marriage became volatile over time and
eventually deteriorated. Some time after Doris and Pierre separated, Doris began dating
Woods in April 2015.
¶5. On May 4, 2015, Pierre called Doris, but she did not answer the phone. Later, Pierre
came home fr... More...
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David M. Hopper v. Phil Plummer, et al. Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Dayton, Ohio

Robert Richardson suffered a seizure two days after he was booked into the Montgomery
County Jail in Dayton, Ohio. Corrections officers and medical staff responded to the medical
call. Despite both a jail policy that prohibited placing restrained inmates in a prone position and
a medic’s appeal to handcuff Richardson in front, the officers handcuffed him behind his back
and restrai... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - OH)

Mark Lyn Broadaway v. The State of Texas

Appellant was arrested on October 18, 2014, for misdemeanor driving while
intoxicated. The following day, appellant requested a court-appointed attorney and provided an
affidavit of indigence. On the form affidavit, appellant swore that he was “self employed (side
jobs),” that his monthly income was $600, and that he had “available” cash of $500 and $1,200, and
that he had “$4,00... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - TX)

Bruce Levine and Maco A. Gabarette v. Employers Insurance Company of Wausau Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

Carlos Bolanos Castillo was killed and Marco A. Gabarette was injured in a motor vehicle accident during the course of their employment. Castillo’s estate and Gabarette filed declaratory judgment actions seeking coverage under the uninsured/underinsured motorists endorsement of a third party’s insurance policy for payment of the wrongful death and personal injury damages from the accident. The dis... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - VA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. TRUNG LE

On June 29, 2014, sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 2:50 a.m., an exchange
of gunfire between two shooters erupted in the 700 block of Bourbon Street, near
the intersection with Orleans Street in the French Quarter. This incident resulted in
the untimely death of Brittany Thomas (hereinafter “Ms. Thomas”), the attempted
murder of an unknown male, and injury to numerous bystanders ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

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)

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. v. Island Transporter, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. hired
Island Transporter, LLC to ferry three construction vehicles and
their drivers from Rockland, Maine to North Haven, Maine. The M/V
ISLAND TRANSPORTER encountered rough seas while traversing
Penobscot Bay, and two of the vehicles tipped over onto the
vessel's port bulwark. Sawyer Brothers, Inc., and its owners Ryan
and Ross Sawyer (collectively, "... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - ME)

Laura Perilla-Vargas v. Baylor College of Medicine and Shafeeq Sheikh, M.D. First District Court of Appeals of Texas - Houston, Texas

Appellant Laura Perilla-Vargas sued Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor resident Shafeeq Sheikh, M.D. alleging that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh while she was a patient at Ben Taub General Hospital. Perilla-Vargas and her
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counsel elected to file this lawsuit against both Sheikh (the individual employee) and the Baylor (the government employer).
Baylor filed a motion to dism... More...
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The Regents of the University of California v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Katherine Rosen

After he enrolled in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
Damon Thompson experienced auditory hallucinations. He believed other
students in the classroom and dormitory were criticizing him. School
administrators eventually learned of Thompson’s delusions and attempted to
provide mental health treatment. However, one morning Thompson stabbed
fellow student Katheri... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - CA)

Winnifred H. Jackson v. Lowe's Home Centers, L.L.C., et al. State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit (Shreveport)

Ms. Jackson, an attorney and the proprietor of Good Samaritan
Funeral Home, bought an LG refrigerator from Lowe’s Home Center on
Airline Drive in Bossier City in June 2014. Lowe’s employees delivered it to
her house, in Oak Alley Subdivision in Bossier City, on June 13. According
to her petition, Ms. Jackson immediately discovered during the installation
that it was not th... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

Charles A. Jones and Josh Watson v. Royal Administration Services, Inc. District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Charles Jones and Josh Watson seek to hold Royal
Administration Services, Inc. (“Royal”) liable for several
telephone calls made in violation of the Telephone Consumer
Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227, by telemarketers
employed by All American Auto Protection, Inc. (“AAAP”).
Though a broad range of agency theories may form the basis
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... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - NV)

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)

Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffer Group USA, Inc.; FAG Bearings, LLC

From 1973 to 1982, FAG Bearings Corporation released thousands of gallons
of trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile organic compound now classified as a hazardous
substance, at its manufacturing facility in Joplin, Missouri. In 1991, the Missouri
Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) detected TCE
contamination in residential wells in the Villages of Silver... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - MO)

Kevin Paul Carter v. The State of Texas

A Victoria County grand jury indicted appellant on three counts arising from a car
accident that occurred on September 23, 2015: intoxication manslaughter, a second
degree felony; criminally negligent homicide, a state jail felony; and manslaughter. See
id. §§ 19.04, 19.05, 49.08(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). On March 22, 2017,
the State filed notice of its inten... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - TX)

Margaret Herster; Scott Sullivan v. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, et al. Middle District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Margaret Herster (“Herster”) and her husband Scott Sullivan
(“Sullivan”) appeal the dismissal of their claims against the Board of
Supervisors of Louisiana State University (“LSU”) related to alleged gender
discrimination. Prior to the jury trial for this case, the district court granted
LSU’s motion for summary judgment dismissing Herster’s Louisiana state law
spoliation claim... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - LA)

Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District v. The Superior Court of Tuolumne County, Jane Doe, Real Party in Interest

Petitioners, bring this writ petition, requesting that this court issue a writ of
mandate directing the trial court to vacate its order overruling petitioners’ demurrers to
Jane Doe’s first amended complaint, and to enter a new order sustaining their demurrers.
Petitioners’ demurrers were based on Doe’s failure to present a government claim to
petitioner school district (district) ... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - CA)

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)

MIKE McDONALD, VALERIE MITCHELL, and OKLAHOMA INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION v. MICHAEL O. THOMPSON, RAY H. POTTS, and MARY LYNN PEACHER

On December 20, 2017, Respondents Michael O. Thompson, Ray H. Potts, and Mary Lynn Peacher (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 (04-02-2018 - OK)

Mr. P. and Mrs. P v. West Hartford Board of Education, et al. District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

The plaintiffs‐appellants, Mr. and Mrs. P. (the “parents”), commenced this
action in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
(Bryant, J.) on behalf of themselves and their son, M.P., against the
defendants‐appellees, the West Hartford Board of Education (the “District” or
the “Board”) and two District officials in their official capacities,2 all... More...
   $0 (04-02-2018 - CT)

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