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John Binkowski v. Vincent Holland Grand Island Express, Inc., Grand Island Services, Inc., GIX Logistics, Inc., et al. Porter County Courthouse - Valparaiso, Indiana

Valparaiso, IN - John Binkowski, age 22, sued Vincent Holland Grand Island Express, Inc. on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming that he was severely injured and damages as a direct result on being injured in a automobile semi-tractor trailer accident on Indiana Highway 49 in Porter County, Indiana on on March 7, 2015.

Binkowski's vehicle was hit from behind while st... More...
   $16500000 (04-22-2018 - )

STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRETT PRESLEY KRAFT

The underlying facts supporting the criminal charges are taken from the affidavit of probable cause filed with the district court. On May 12, 2016, Haley Fryback went to the hospital after Kraft physically abused her during an argument in their mutual home. Fryback reported that Kraft hit, choked, and kicked her in the throat. He also prevented her from leaving the residence when he locked her key... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

Peter Hiam v. Homeaway.com, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Duped into parting with thousands
of dollars to reserve a vacation rental property in Belize that
apparently did not exist, plaintiff Peter Hiam sued the owner of the
website on which he found the ersatz tropical villa, claiming that
the website's guarantee misled him. The district court granted
summary judgment to the website's owner, HomeAway.com, Inc.
("HomeAway"). On ap... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - MA)

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)

United States of America, er rel. Floyd Landis v. Lance Armstrong, et al. Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia - Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC - United States of America, er rel. Floyd Landis v. Lance Armstrong and others on qui tam (whistleblower) theories.

The Plaintiff sought $100 million in damages from Armstrong, who was stripped of his metals for doping.

04/03/2018 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey: Settlement Conference held on 4/3/2018. (lcgmh1) (Entere... More...
   $5000000 (04-20-2018 - DC)

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.
I
Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
4 ECHLIN V PEACEHEALTH
Washin... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - WA)

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
6 BARNES V. SEA HAWAII RAFTING
ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - HI)

Heather Buchanan v. Sharon Lewis Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Salt Lake City, UT - Heather Buchanan sued Sharon Lewis on an auto negligence theory.

Defendant's attorneys removed the case the federal court.

03/21/2018 22 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Clark Waddoups: Status Conference held on 3/21/2018. Plaintiff states that after totaling all the damages it results in less than $50,000 which would result in a remand back t... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - UT)

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)

Achikam Shapira v. Lifetech Resources

Appellant Achikam Shapira sued his former employer,
Lifetech Resources, LLC, for breach of an employment contract.
The case proceeded to a bench trial; the parties presented their
evidence and rested. The parties and court agreed that the
parties would submit closing arguments in written briefs. Before
Shapira submitted his closing argument brief, he requested that
the cour... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - CA)

James Michael Crawford v. Dillon Alley and Orange County

Santa Ana, CA - James Michael Crawford sued County of Orange and Dillon P. Alley on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that Defendant Dillon P. Alley assaulted and battered him in the Orange County Courthouse. Alley counterclaimed asserting that he was the one who was assaulted and battered.

Crawford sought $10 million in damages for the injuries he sustained i... More...
   $250000 (04-17-2018 - CA)

ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - SD)

Cheryl Currid v. Coit Cleaning & Restoration Services First District Court of Appeals of Texas - Houston, Texas

Appellant, Cheryl Currid, appeals from the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of appellee, Coit Cleaning and Restoration Services (“Coit”), on Coit’s suit on a sworn account1 and alternative claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit, and
1 See TEX. R. CIV. P. 185.
2
unjust enrichment. In two issues, Currid contends that the trial court erred in not compelling the parties to ar... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - TX)

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)

DANNY L. BURROW V. J.T. WHITE HARDWARE & LUMBER

On October 31, 2003, Rick Tubbs, owner of J.T. White Hardware & Lumber
Company, filed a motion for default judgement against Danny and Shena Burrow. On July
1, 2004, the Craighead County Circuit Court granted the motion and awarded Tubbs
$9,127.92 in damages plus interest and $1,000 in attorney’s fees. The circuit court also
ordered the Burrows to file a verified affidavit of ... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - AR)

BRIAN SKENDER V. UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY

This is the third time this case is before us on appeal. The underlying facts are not
complicated. On July 11, 2012, Skender, a UPRR employee, was injured while working at
a UPRR repair track in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. From this injury, Skender filed separate causes
of action under FELA. He timely filed and served his first FELA cause of action against
UPRR on October 25, 2013. (35C... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - AR)

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)

Julie Hautzenroeder v. Michael DeWine Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Due to her conviction for sexual battery, Julie Hautzenroeder
must forever comply with Ohio’s sex offender registration and notification laws. After her
release from prison and community control, Hautzenroeder filed a habeas petition under 28
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No. 17-3395 Hautzenroeder v. DeWine Page 2
U.S.C. § 2254 challenging her conviction with its attendant ongoing reporting burden. TheMore...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - OH)

Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, Intervener and Appellant


Nikki Moore for California News Publishers Association as
Amicus Curiae on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Katie Townsend, Bruce D. Brown and Caitlin Vogus for
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press as Amicus Curiae
on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, Timothy K. Talbot
and Jacob A. Kalinksi for Plaintiffs and Responde... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - CA)

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTION V. ANNETTE BARNES Arkansas Supreme Court

Barnes alleged in her complaint that she was terminated from her position with the
ACC for protesting discriminatory actions on behalf of her employer and participating in
an investigation designed to discover further discrimination. She alleged that her
termination was a violation of the Arkansas Whistle-Blower Act (“AWBA”) and asked for
damages, reinstatement, attorneys’ fees... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

Juan Gonzalez v. Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Galveston, TX - Juan Gonzalez sued Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc. on a negligence theory.

03/12/2018 84 NOTICE of Setting. Parties notified. Daubert Hearing set for 4/13/2018 at 08:30 AM at Sixth Floor Courtroom before Judge George C Hanks Jr), filed. (SusanGram, 3) (Entered: 03/12/2018)
03/14/2018 85 Supplemental Exhibit List by The Home Depot USA, Inc(Smith, Arthur) (Entered: 03/14/2018... More...
   $1 (04-15-2018 - TX)

Ex parte Bryan Christopher Everage

Appellant Bryan Christopher Everage is charged in three cause numbers with evading
arrest with a vehicle, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault on a public
servant. The trial court set bail at $7,500 on the evading-arrest charge in cause number
17-1384-K26; $500,000 on the aggravated-robbery charge in cause number 17-1385-K26; and
$500,000 on the aggravat... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - TX)

RAKESH SRIVASTAVA and SHARMILA SHANKAR, Appellants, v. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, a/k/a UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER, a/k/a STATE OF KANSAS (HARTMUT JAESCHKE, CODY TULLY, PAUL TERRANOVA, and ROY JENSEN University of Kansas

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava and Dr. Sharmila Shankar, who are husband and wife, both worked for the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). For different reasons, KUMC terminated Dr. Srivastava's and Dr. Shankar's employment. Believing that they were wrongfully terminated, Dr. Srivastava and Dr. Shankar sued University of Kansas (KU), as the institutional organization governing KUMC. Later, howeve... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. PATRICK A. MEEKS

Patrick Meeks pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft over $1,000 but less than $24,999 for the theft of a vehicle belonging to Monica and Christopher Taylor. Meeks borrowed the vehicle with permission but never returned it. He asserted that the vehicle was stolen from him and never recovered.

At the time the vehicle was stolen, its fair market value was $13,856.21, but there was a... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

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