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Stuart Wright v. United States of America Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

In the third iteration of this unfortunate case of mistaken identity, PlaintiffStuart Wright (“Wright”) appeals the district court’s1 grant of summary judgment to the United States and the Deputy U.S. Marshals in their individual and official capacities on Wright’s claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (the “FTCA”). Wright argues that the district court erred when it found there was no genuine ... More...   $0 (06-18-2018 - MO)

Kimberly Flanagan v. Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Kimberly Flanagan says that two coworkers
threatened her life because she previously had sued their
shared employer—the Cook County Adult Probation Department—
for discrimination and retaliation. She brought the
present action against the Department, asserting retaliation
under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a), based on the hostile
2 No. 16-1927
work environment engend... More...
   $0 (06-17-2018 - IL)

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)

Joe Earl Smith v. The State of Texas

In January 2017, the State indicted Smith for the offense of murder, alleging that he shot
and killed his uncle, Jack Smith.1 Two days after the incident occurred, and following a multi
state search for Smith, he admitted that he had shot Jack multiple times with a shotgun.2 At trial,
various witnesses testified to the events leading up to the shooting, and for the most part, the <... More...
   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Candido Francisco Hernandez-Avila Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

Candido Hernandez-Avila pleaded guilty to illegal reentry under 8 U.S.C. § 1326. The presentence report (PSR) recommended a sixteen-level enhancement based on Hernandez-Avila’s prior conviction for sexual assault under Texas Penal Code § 22.011(a)(2), which the PSR determined to be a “crime of violence” within the meaning of § 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the 2015 Sentencing Guidelines. Hernandez-Avila o... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

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)

John Wilson, Charles Still, Terrance Stubbs v. Dynatone Publishing Company, UMG Recordings, Inc., Unichappell Music, Inc. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

14 Plaintiffs, John Wilson, Charles Still, and Terrance Stubbs, appeal from
15 the judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of
16 New York (Paul A. Engelmayer, J.) dismissing their copyright claims for
17 failure to state a claim because of untimeliness. Plaintiffs are former members
18 of the musical performance group called “Sly Slick & Wicked.” They... More...
   $0 (06-12-2018 - nY)

State of Vermont v. Benjamin Charette

Defendant pled guilty to a charge of attempted luring of a child pursuant to 13
V.S.A. § 2828 based on his attempt to meet with a person he believed to be a minor child for the
purpose of having sex. The charging affidavit reflects that, after receiving complaints concerning
defendant’s inappropriate online contact with minors, an investigator, posing as a thirteen-year
old gir... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - VT)

State of Vermont v. William Schenk Vermont Supreme Court

Defendant William Schenk was charged with two counts of
disorderly conduct, in violation of 13 V.S.A. § 1026(a)(1), in connection with the distribution of
Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers in the City of Burlington. For each count, the State charged that
the penalty should be enhanced under 13 V.S.A. § 1455 because the crime was hate-motivated.
Defendant appeals the trial cour... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - VT)

Jyll Brink v. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

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 ac... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

Adrian Camacho v. Target Corporation

Plaintiff Adrian Camacho appeals from a judgment entered after the trial court
granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Target Corporation (Target) on
Camacho's causes of action for discrimination based on sexual orientation, harassment
causing a hostile work environment, failure to prevent harassment and discrimination,
retaliation, constructive termination in violation of ... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - CA)

TAKENDRICK CAMPBELL vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Takendrick Campbell appeals from the order denying his motion for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850. We affirm in part and reverse in part; our reversal in part requires that Campbell receive a
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new trial on the charges of trafficking in illegal drugs, trafficking in cocaine, and possession of a controlled substance. Accordingly, we add... More...
   $0 (06-10-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Ernesto Delgadilo Rodriquez

At approximately 7:20 a.m. on July 9, 2014, Officers Frederick Kimber and Thomas Thurman of the Knoxville Police Department (“KPD”) responded to a 9-1-1 call of a domestic incidentinvolving an intoxicated individual. The officers were advised that the Defendant had a knife and had slashed the tires of a van. As they drove toward the
location, the officers were advised that the Defendant had... More...
   $0 (06-10-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Brian C. Frelix

This case arises from an October 12, 2013, home invasion in Williamson County, Tennessee. The Defendant and a co-defendant entered a residence where the victims, a husband, wife, and two minor sons were present. The Defendant held the victims at gunpoint while the co-defendant searched the housefor valuables. AWilliamson County grand jury returned a fourteen-count indictment against the Defenda... More...   $0 (06-10-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Nickey Lynn Anderson Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Idabel Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Firearm, Ammunition

Nickey Lynn Anderson, age 35, of Idabel, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Felon In Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 924(e), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both. However, if the court deems... More...
   $0 (06-10-2018 - OK)

CLIFTON STEEL COMPANY vs. TRINITY EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Clifton is a steel manufacturer whose products include wear parts for the railroad
industry. Railroad wear parts are replaced on a consistent basis “to protect wear within the
[railroad] car itself.” Trinity sells railroad parts and has acted as Clifton’s sales agent since
1986. No written contract between the companies existed until May 4, 2012, when the parties
e... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. STEVEN A. BLACKSON

Blackson was indicted in March 2017 on multiple felonies for sexual conduct
with his daughter “Jane”1—one count of rape of a person under the age of 13 (Count I),
one count of rape of a person over 13 (Count II), and two counts of sexual battery (Counts
III and IV). The time frame of Count I alleged in the indictment was between late
September 2010 and early May 2011, during w... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Daniel Stephen Wray Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Credit Card Fraudster Sentenced to Prison

The leader of a credit card fraud ring that stole account information from dozens of San Diego residents and used it to purchase over $70,000 of merchandise at area retailers was sentenced in federal court today to 51 months in prison.

U.S. District Judge John A. Houston sentenced the ringleader, Daniel Stephen Wray, follo... More...
   $76489 (06-09-2018 - CA)

John Doe v. Regents of the University of California, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

In this interlocutory appeal, The Regents of the University
of California (“The Regents”) and Suzanne Perkin (“Perkin”),
the assistant dean of students at the University of California
at Santa Barbara (“UCSB”), appeal the district court’s denial
of their motion to dismiss John Doe’s (“Doe”) second
amended complaint (“SAC”) on Eleventh Amendment
immunity, judicial exhaustion... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - CA)

Jone Doe v. Trustees of Boston College, Paul J. Chebator, Carole Hughes, Catherine-Mary Rivera, Patrick J. Keating and Barbara Jones District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In October 2012, John Doe
("Doe") was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow Boston College
student during an off-campus school event sponsored by a student
organization. Pursuant to its written policies and procedures on
sexual assault, outlined in its 2012-2013 Student Guide (the
"Student Guide"), and Conduct Board Procedure, Boston College held
disciplinary proceedings ... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MA)

Jamie Mahm v. Jefferson County, State of Missouri Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Jamie L. Mahn brought a First Amendment patronage-discharge claim under
42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Jefferson County, Missouri; Howard Lee Wagner
(“Howard”), individually and in his official capacity as circuit clerk of Missouri’s
23rd Judicial Circuit; Howard Wesley Wagner (“Wes”), individually and in his
official capacity as county clerk/election authority of Jefferson County; and M... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MO)

Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation v. Office of Environmental Health Harzard Asse

In 1989, the predecessor to respondent Office of Environmental Health Hazard
Assessment (OEHHA), the lead agency charged with implementing California’s Safe
Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65) (Health & Saf. Code,
§ 25249.5 et seq.), adopted a regulation setting a “maximum allowable dose level” or
MADL for lead as a reproductive toxicant. (Cal. Code Regs., tit... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - CA)

Internal Revenue Service v. William Charles Murphy District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

In this case, we need to determine
whether an employee of the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS")
"willfully violate[d]" an order from the bankruptcy court
discharging the debts of debtor-taxpayer William C. Murphy, as
that term is used in 26 U.S.C. § 7433(e). After careful
consideration, we hold that an employee of the IRS "willfully
violates" a discharge order when the emplo... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - ME)

GAYNELWYN SONNIER V. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT Consolidated With MARILYN CLARK V. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, ET AL. Consolidated With ELWOOD SONNIER V. THE UNOPENED SUCCESSION OF LACY N. JOHNSON, ET AL.

This case involves a tragic accident on Louisiana Highway 10 in
Allen Parish near Oakdale. Two young women in their early twenties were killed
when their vehicle failed to navigate a curve in the road, traveled across the
opposing lane and its shoulder, and hit a tree stump in the ditch opposite their lane
of travel. The driver of the vehicle was Lacy Johnson. Her passenger ... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - LA)

Von Becelaere Ventures, LLC v. James Zenovic

James Zenovic doing business as James Zenovic Construction (Zenovic) appeals
an order denying his petition to compel arbitration in an action filed by Von Becelaere
Ventures, LLC (VBV) in San Diego County. The trial court determined Zenovic waived
his right to compel arbitration by filing a separate complaint in Orange County to
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foreclose on a mechanics lien without complyin... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - CA)

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