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ERIC BENARD ROUNDS v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Eric Rounds appeals from the sentencing order entered by the Pulaski County Circuit Court after a conditional plea of guilty. He challenges the court’s denial of his motion to suppress. We reverse and remand.
On November 26, 2016, Rounds was stopped by Little Rock police officer, Sergeant Jeffrey Plunkett, and a firearm was found in Rounds’s possession. He had a prior felony convi... More...
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Robin Prince-Rivers v. Federal Express Ground; Randstad Temporary Agency Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Plaintiff Robin Prince-Rivers sued defendants Federal Express Ground (“FedEx”) and Randstad Temporary Agency (“Randstad”), alleging employment discrimination. The district court granted the defendants’ separate motions to dismiss. We affirm.
* Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumsta... More...
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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)

Robert Alan Hawkins v. The State of Texas

Robert Alan Hawkins was charged by indictment with the offense of retaliation. The
Honorable Eddie Northcutt, trial judge for the 8th Judicial District Court, was named as the victim
in the case. He also impaneled the grand jury that returned the indictment against Hawkins.
Following a jury trial, Hawkins was found guilty of the charged offense and sentenced to five
years’ i... 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)

Jud Waymond Smith v. The State of Texas

On February 14, 2015, Smith was arrested for the offense of driving while intoxicated
(DWI).1 During the drive to the Upshur County Jail, Smith was extremely belligerent toward the
arresting officer, Brandon Love. Smith argued continuously with Love, and he repeatedly stated
that he did not have to listen to anything Love was explaining to him. When Love asked Smith if
he wo... More...
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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...
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Peter Ernsky v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

New Haven, CT - Peter Ernsky sued Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. on an employment discrimination.

03/16/2018 31 RESPONSE TO by Peter Ernsky filed by Peter Ernsky. (McMinn, Michael) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
03/16/2018 32 NOTICE by Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. re 27 Order,,,, Statement re Order to Show Cause (Curtin, Matthew) (Entered: 03/16/2018)
04/04/2018 33 ORDER. The Cour... More...
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Ex parte Damian Chris Mandola

In its indictment charging Mandola with the offense, the State alleged that:
On or about the 5th day of April, 2014, in Hays County, Texas, the Defendant, Damian Mandola, did then and there intentionally or knowingly threaten Jeffrey Ogle with imminent bodily injury and did then and there use or exhibit a deadly weapon, to-wit: a knife, and or a hammer or mallet, during the commission of said ... More...
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Thomas P. Guarino v. County of Siskiyou

Appellant Thomas P. Guarino (Guarino) appeals from an order of the superior
court granting an “anti-SLAPP” (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) motion
to strike his First Amended Complaint pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section
425.16, undesignated section references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. The motion
was filed by defendants County of Siskiyou (County)... More...
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Tommy George Dooley v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed his wife, LaVera, on February 12, 2015. He shot
her six times while she was sitting in her SUV in their driveway and on the phone
with 911. LaVera died while she was still on the phone with 911.
In an interview that evening with Investigator Robert Young, Appellant
explained the tumultuous relationship he and LaVera shared. They had been
marrie... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - TX)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRIAN HAWKINS

In May 2015, the State filed an indictment alleging that Hawkins had raped
A.J. on July 30, 2002. The trial court appointed counsel, and Hawkins then pled not
guilty to the charge. In June 2015, the trial court granted Hawkins’ motion for funds to
hire an investigator, and authorized up to $1,000 to hire investigator, Wayne Miller.
Hawkins also filed a motion to dismiss the... More...
   $0 (03-25-2018 - OH)

Norma Serrano v. Aerotek, Inc.

Plaintiff Norma Serrano brought this lawsuit against her former employer,
Aerotek, Inc., which placed her as a temporary employee with its client, Bay Bread, LLC.
She raised four causes of action against Aerotek and Bay Bread based on their alleged
failure to provide meal periods. On appeal, she challenges an order granting summary
judgment to Aerotek, arguing the trial court erred... More...
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Belinda Jackson v. U.S. Bank Corporation Multnomah County Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Belinda Jackson sued U.S. Bank on employment law violation theories including retaliation for firing her for complaining about colleges playing the game hangman as part of a team-building exercise and for not paying her $135 in wages. She claimed that the playing of the game was racially motivated.

U.S. Bank denied that there was any racial animus associated with the use o... More...
   $31000 (03-20-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. John Hamilton Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Former Boss of Operating Engineers Union Local 324 Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Extortion Conspiracy

John Hamilton, the former top elected official of the 18,000 member Operating Engineers Local 324, International Union of Operating Engineers, was sentenced to twenty-four months in prison today for conspiring to commit extortion, United States Attorney Matthew Schnei... More...
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Joan Groening v. Glen Lake Community Schools, et al. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Small towns are no stranger to fractious school-board politics.
Maple City, Michigan is no exception. The school-district superintendent and school-board
president both had strong personalities, which made for tense board meetings and heated
disagreements. Some controversies even made their way into the local paper. And now one has
made its way into federal court. Joan Groening, th... More...
   $0 (03-16-2018 - MI)

Gezel Saheli v. White Memorial Medical Center

White Memorial Medical Center (White Memorial) and
Juan Barrio, M.D. (together, Defendants) challenge the denial in
part of their petition to compel arbitration of claims brought
against them by Gezel Saheli, M.D. Although the trial court
ordered Saheli to arbitrate the majority of her claims, it refused
to compel arbitration of her claims brought pursuant to Civil
Code sec... More...
   $0 (03-15-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. West Liberty Foods, L.L.C. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Justice Department Resolves Discrimination Claim Against Bolingbrook, Illinois, Meat Processing Plant

The Justice Department on March 5, 2018 announced it has signed a settlement agreement with West Liberty Foods L.L.C., an Iowa-based meat processing business that operates a plant in Bolingbrook, Illinois, to resolve the Department’s investigation into whether the company di... More...
   $0 (03-06-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Mark Frederick Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette, LA - Former Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office captain pleads guilty to aiding and abetting assault on a detainee

Mark Frederick, a former Captain of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO), pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting an assault on a pre-trial detainee at the Iberia Parish Jail (IPJ).

According to the charges and other information presented in court, Mark Fred... More...
   $0 (03-05-2018 - LA)

Andrea J. Mosby-Meachem v. Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Andrea Mosby-Meachem, an in-house attorney for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, was denied a request to work from home for ten weeks while she was on bedrest due to complications from pregnancy. Following trial, a jury
found in favor of Mosby-Meachem on her claim for disability discrimination and awarded her
compensatory damages. The district court also granted Mosby-Meachem’s motion f... More...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - TN)

Tony Muro v. Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Tony Muro entered into an employment contract with defendant
Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. (Cornerstone). The contract included a provision
requiring that all disputes arising out of Muro's employment with Cornerstone to be
resolved by arbitration. It also incorporated a class action waiver provision. In response
to Muro's present action, which was styled as a prop... More...
   $0 (02-25-2018 - CA)

Delane Hurley v. California Department of Parks and Recreation

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.1110, this opinion is certified for
publication with the exception of parts I, III, and V through VII.

Plaintiff Delane Hurley appeals a judgment in her action against defendants
California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Leda Seals (together
Defendants) that alleged, inter alia, causes of action for sexual orientation... More...
   $0 (02-22-2018 - CA)

Jeffrey Martensen v. Chicago Stock Exchange Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Jeffrey Martensen used to be
a supervisor in the Chicago Stock Exchange’s unit responsible
for examining compliance with trading regulations. He
was fired in mid-2016 and contends in this suit that his discharge violates 15 U.S.C. §78u–6(h), a part of the Dodd-
Frank Act that protects whistleblowers.
Martensen’s complaint does not allege that he reported to
the Securities a... More...
   $0 (02-20-2018 - IL)

A.V. Avington, Jr. v. Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Plaintiff A.V. Avington, Jr., proceeding pro se, filed a civil rights complaint
accusing the Indian Health Care Resource Center of race and age discrimination, as well
as intentional infliction of emotional distress, under a theory of respondeat superior.
Plaintiff alleged that when he entered the Center as a walk-in patient, he was made to
* This order is not binding precedent, ex... More...
   $0 (02-20-2018 - OK)

Leesa Jacobson v. United States Department of Homeland Security, et al. Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Leesa Jacobson and Peter Ragan (collectively, Appellants) filed this suit to challenge their exclusion from an enforcement zone set up around a Border Patrol checkpoint area near their homes in rural Arizona. Before any discovery occurred, the district court granted summary judgment to the Defendants-Appellees (Appellees). We vacate and remand for further proceedings.

FACTUAL AND PROCEDUR... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - AZ)

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