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Michelle Dimanche v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority ("MBTA") appeals from the entry of a jury
verdict awarding over $2.6 million in damages to a black female
former employee who brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Mass.
Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4. She alleges, inter alia, that her
supervisors at the MBTA conspired to terminate her employment
because of her race. The jury awarde... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - MA)

Kayla Doherty v. Merck & Co., Inc. The United States of America District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Kayla Doherty became pregnant
while supposedly protected by a contraceptive implant manufactured
by Merck & Co., Inc. After she gave birth to a healthy child, she
brought this lawsuit against Merck, claiming that the implant
and/or its applicator were defective. She also sued the federal
government under the Federal Tort Claims Act, claiming that her
doctor at a federally-f... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - ME)

State of Tennessee v. Marquel Stewart

The instant offense occurred on August 11, 2013, as Kyle Foster, the victim, was withdrawing money from an automated teller machine (ATM). A t that time, the Defendant robbed the victimat gunpointand attempted to escape in the victim’s car. The Defendant could not start the car, ran behind a nearby building, and then into a forest across the street. The police were called, and, followinga K-9 s... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

Jyll Brink v. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Jyll Brink appeals the district court’s dismissal of her putative class action complaint. She argues that the district court erred in determining that her state law claims for negligence and breach of contract against Raymond James and Associates, Inc. (“RJA”) were precluded under Title I of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”), which prohibits class actions alleging s... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

David Wayne Cassady v. Steven Hall, Georgia Department of Administrative Services Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Albany, Georgia

David Cassady appeals the District Court’s denial of his motion for garnishment against the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (“GDAS”). We hold that garnishment actions are “suits” under the Eleventh Amendment, Georgia has not waived its immunity to the type of garnishment Mr. Cassady seeks, and Congress has not clearly abrogated the states’ immunity to such garnishments. We accordingl... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - GA)

Jake Newland v. County of Los Angeles

An employee driving home from work on a day that he
did not have any job duties outside of the office injured a
third party. After a jury trial, the trial court imposed
liability on the employer based on evidence that the
employee regularly used his personal vehicle for work on
other days. The employer contends there was no substantial
evidence to support finding that the e... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - CA)

Sean Stentiford v. Kinan K. Hreib, M.D. and Stephen E. Southard, M.D. Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Boston, MA - Jury Awards $18.4 Million In Damages To Plaintiff On Medical Malpractice Claim

Sean Stentiford sued Kinan K. Hreib, M.D. and Stephen E. Southard, M.D. on personal injury medical malpractice theory claiming the he was not tested and was not treated for HIV with the result that he developed AIDS.

02/05/2018 93 Assented to MOTION for Hearing by John Doe.(Angueira, Dav... More...
   $18400000 (06-20-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. KYLE D. THOMPSON

During the fall of 2010, Thompson (who was at that time twenty-years~
old) became enamored with Mindy,3 a student at North Hardin High School. ., On October· 17, 2010, Mindy, who was concerned about Thompson's recent
·behavior towards her, con~cted the police to inform th~m about information
displayed on his Facebook page. Thompson's Facebook page did not list his
real name, bu... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - KY)

American Indian Health & Services Corporatioon v. Jennifer Kent, as Director

The State Department of Health Care Services and its director (collectively, the
Department) appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiffs on a petition for a writ of
mandate. Plaintiffs are 23 federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) and rural health
clinics (RHC’s) that serve medically underserved populations (the Clinics). (42 U.S.C.
§§ 254b(a)(1), 1396d(l)(1), (2), 1395x(aa)... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - CA)

Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Jennifer Csaszar District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Auto-Owners Insurance Company provided automobile insurance to Frank
and Nancy Csaszar and their daughter, Jennifer.1 But when that policy’s term
came to a close, Auto-Owners informed Mr. and Mrs. Csaszar that, because of
their daughter’s driving record, it would only renew their policy if it excluded her
from coverage. The Csaszars agreed. The policy accordingly included an
“e... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - CO)

Alan Anderson v. Sohit Khanna, Iowa Heart Center P.C. and Catholic Health Initiatives Iowa Corp., d/b/a Mercy Hospital Medical Center Supreme Court of Iowa

A patient and his family brought a medical negligence action against a physician and the physician’s employer. They alleged specific negligence and the failure of the physician to obtain informed consent. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the claim of informed consent based on the physician’s failure to disclose his lack of training and experience in perform... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - IA)

Richard Vos v. City of Newport Beach, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

On May 29, 2014, officers of the City of Newport Beach Police Department fatally shot Gerritt Vos (“Vos”). The police responded to a call about a man behaving erratically and brandishing a pair of scissors at a 7-Eleven. The shooting happened while the police were deciding how to handle the situation, and Vos unexpectedly charged the doorway of the store with what appeared to be a weapon raised ab... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - CA)

Geraldine Templo v. State of California

Appellants Geraldine and Mark Templo (the Templos) brought an action for
declaratory relief against respondent State of California (State), claiming that a statute
requiring litigants to pay a nonrefundable fee in order to secure a jury trial is
unconstitutional. The trial court granted the State’s motion for judgment on the pleadings
on the ground that the State is not a proper de... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - CA)

R.W. DISTRIBUTORS, INC. V. TEXARKANA TRACTOR COMPANY

R.W. is a wholesale distributor of riding lawnmowers, and it supplied Texarkana
Tractor with “Exmark mowers” to sell in its stores. On April 26, 2016, Texarkana Tractor
filed suit against R.W. Texarkana Tractor’s complaint asserted in part as follows:

6. Plaintiff obtained a number of mowers from the Defendant for sale in its facilities in Pulaski County and Polk County, Arkan... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - AR)

CAROLYN LAWSON v. SIMMONS SPORTING GOODS, INC.

We first briefly reiterate the facts of this case as discussed in Lawson I. This lawsuit
stems from a premises-liability suit. Lawson is a resident of Ashley County, Arkansas.
Simmons operates a retail sporting-goods store located in Bastrop, Louisiana. This is the
corporation’s only store, and it has never operated a store in Arkansas. It is a Louisiana
corporation with its pr... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - AR)

District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This case is back to us after our reversal of the certification of a class
composed of individuals whose payment card information was compromised as a
result of the 2013 Target security breach. See In re Target Corp. Customer Data Sec.
Breach Litig., 847 F.3d 608, 613 (8th Cir. 2017). On remand, the district court2 recertified
the class after conducting a rigorous analysis. Class m... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - MN)

Michele Cole v. Historic Mission Inn Corporation

The facts in this paragraph are taken from the allegations in Coyle’s complaint.
On May 8, 2013, Coyle ate lunch with a friend. They ate lunch on a patio at the
Mission Inn. During lunch, a spider bit Coyle’s back. As a result of the spider bite,
Coyle “was hospitalized with numbness and weakness in her extremities due to
demyelination in [her] thoracic spine.”
In the negligenc... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - CA)

Part-Time Faculty Association v. Columbia College Chicago Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

This case involves a labor dispute between Columbia College Chicago (“CCC” or “the College”) and one of its employee unions, the Part-Time Faculty Association at Columbia College Chicago (“PFAC”), over the rep-resentation of full-time staff members who also teach part-time. A Regional Director (“the Director”) of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) ruled that such
2 No. ... More...
   $0 (06-17-2018 - IL)

JOHN L. SOILEAU, ET AL. VERSUS CHURCHILL DOWNS

The instant litigation was the subject of a previous appeal to this Court,
wherein we summarized the factual and procedural background as follows:
This lawsuit constitutes complicated and protracted litigation involving a dispute in the horse racing industry between … [quarterhorsemen] and Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC, owner of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots f... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - LA)

IN RE DAVID CHRISTOPHER HESSE, RELATOR Alleged Election Night Domestic Assault Has Local Attorney and Obama Fan Facing Felony Charge

Relator is an attorney practicing criminal defense work in Amarillo, Potter County,
Texas. On April 8, 2016, while acting in that capacity as retained counsel for Adoun
Phommivong, in a criminal prosecution pending in the 251st District Court, Relator was
held in contempt by the Honorable Ana E. Estevez for using language that Judge Estevez
deemed inappropriate for proper cour... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

Erick Peoples, et al. v. City of Detroit, Michigan Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiffs-Appellants are eleven minority firefighters who were laid off by the City of Detroit (“City”) in August 2012 as part of a reduction in force (“RIF”). Plaintiffs brought suit against the City and their union, the Detroit Fire Fighters Association, Local 344, IAFF, AFL-CIO (“DFFA”), alleging that they were laid off in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 200... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - MI)

Kathy A. Netro v. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Kathy Netro brought a medical malpractice suit in state court against the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for its negligent care of her now-deceased mother. When she won, GBMC became liable under federal law for payments Medicare had made for Netro’s mother’s treatment. GBMC did not immediately satisfy the judgment. And three weeks after the state court entered its final order, Netro brought this... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - MD)

Dawn D. Turnbull v. Lucerne Valley Unified School District

Plaintiff and respondent Dawn D. Turnbull sued defendants and appellants the
Lucerne Valley Unified School District (LVUSD), Tom Courtney, Suzette Davis, John
Buchanan, and Keri Gasper. Turnbull brought causes of action for (1) disclosing her
2
private medical information (Civ. Code, § 1798.63); (2) invading her privacy (Pen.
Code, § 637.2); (3) interfering with her constituti... More...
   $0 (06-14-2018 - CA)

John McMahan, et al. v. Deutsche Bank, A.G. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

In 2001, John McMahan and his
wholly owned corporation, Northwestern Nasal and Sinus
Associates, S.C.,1 participated in a tax shelter known as “Son
of BOSS.” The shelter “is a variation of a slightly older al‐
1 For ease of reference, and because the parties have not indicated a
material distinction between McMahan and his corporation, we will refer
to McMahan and his... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - IL)

Marie Gillispie v. Regional Care Hospital Partners, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We are asked to determine whether the District Court
erred in dismissing a claim under the “whistleblower”
protection provision of the Emergency Medical Treatment and
Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”), 42 U.S.C. § 1395dd. The
dispute here arises from Marie Gillispie’s allegations that the
Southwest Regional Medical Center (the “Medical Center”)
terminated her employment because s... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - PA)

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