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Lara Carlson v. University of New England District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

The district court entered
summary judgment against Dr. Lara Carlson, a faculty member, on
her claim of retaliation under Title VII and the Maine Human Rights
Act (MHRA) against her employer, the University of New England
(UNE). Carlson alleges that, after she complained to UNE about
sexual harassment by her department chair and supervisor, Dr. Paul
Visich, the school retal... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - ME)

Joan E. Farr v. Daryl Davis; Dennis Moon; Deann Coote; John Patrick Hall; Huckleberry Homeowners Association District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Proceeding pro se,1 Joan Farr appeals the district court’s order granting
summary judgment on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim in favor of the Huckleberry
Homeowners Association and its board members (collectively, HOA). She also
* After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined
unanimously that oral argument wouldn’t materially assist in the determination ofMore...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

CASE & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES INC. d/b/a ASPEN PARK APARTMENTS, v. JODIE L. BRIBIESCA

Bribiesca first moved to Aspen Park Apartments (Aspen) on June 10, 2015. The apartments are located in Wichita and are owned by Case. On January 8, 2016, Bribiesca moved from her first apartment, unit 1812, to another, 1908, in the same complex. Bribiesca testified she was not offered an opportunity to see 1908 before moving in, and it is not clear whether she asked to view the apartment before th... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Robert Smith v. Rosebud Farm, Inc., d/b/a Rosebud Farmstand Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Robert Smith worked behind the
meat counter at Rosebud Farm, a local grocery store. After
several years of ongoing sexual and racial harassment from
his male coworkers and supervisor, Smith sued Rosebud. He
claimed various violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the Illinois Gender Violence Act.
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The jury returne... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - IL)

Monica J. Rogers v. Henry Ford Health System Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff Monica Rogers, an African-American woman in her sixties, has been employed by defendant Henry Ford Health System (“HFHS”) for over thirty years. In late 2012, Rogers was working as a consultant in HFHS’s Organizational Human Resources Development (“OHRD”) Department. After she was denied reclassification as a Senior OHRD Consultant, Rogers made an internal complaint of racial and age dis... More...   $0 (08-06-2018 - MI)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - ANTHONY T. LONG

On November 18, 2016, appellant was indicted on two counts of Aggravated
Burglary, first-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2911.11(A)(1) (Counts 1 & 3) and two
counts of Burglary, second-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2911.12(A)(1) (Counts 2
& 4). Appellant entered a plea of not guilty. Count 2 was dismissed prior to trial at the
request of appellee, the state of O... More...
   $0 (08-01-2018 - OH)

Mindy Armstrong v. The Arcanum Group, Inc. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mindy Armstrong was employed by The Arcanum Group, Inc., which serves as a placement agency to staff federal-government positions. She was placed with the Real Estate Leasing Services Department of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). After she complained that BLM employees were falsifying lease-related records, the BLM
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demanded that Arcanum remove her from the placement. Her Arcanum sup... More...
   $0 (07-30-2018 - CO)

Marcia Eisenhour v. Weber County, et al. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Plaintiff Marcia Eisenhour worked for 24 years as a court administrator for the Weber County Justice Court. In 2008, when her supervisor was Judge Craig Storey, the only judge of that court, she complained to the county attorney about sexual harassment by Storey. The matter was referred to Utah’s Judicial Conduct Commission, which found no misconduct. Eisenhour then went public in 2009, and the pr... More...   $0 (07-30-2018 - UT)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAMES R. DUDLEY

James Dudley set fire to toilet paper within his prison cell by sticking pieces of pencil graphite into an electrical socket. Because the fire occurred in a structure housing other inmates, the State charged Dudley with aggravated arson.

Dudley reached a plea agreement with the State under which he pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of solicitation to commit arson. But before sent... More...
   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

Heidi Hostettler v. The College of Wooster Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Akron, Ohio

Heidi Hostettler was fired from the College of Wooster’s Human Resources Department when she was unable to return to work on a
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full-time basis as she was recovering from postpartum depression and separation anxiety. She sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101–12213 (2012); Title VII of the Civil Righ... More...
   $0 (07-26-2018 - OH)

John R. Stroy v. Sloan Gibson Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

John Stroy filed suit against his employer, the Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The district court dismissed Stroy’s retaliation claim for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and granted summary judgment in favor of the VA on Stroy’s discrimination claim. For the reasons below, we AFFIRM.
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Joh... More...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - LA)

Chester L. Bailey, Jr. v. Independent School District No. 69 of Canadian County Oklahoma Oklahoma County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

We are presented in this appeal with the following question: is a letter written by a public employee, seeking a reduced sentence for his relative, speech on a matter of public concern for the purposes of a First Amendment Garcetti/Pickering inquiry. See Garcetti v. Ceballos, 547 U.S. 410 (2006); Pickering v. Bd. of Educ., 391 U.S. 563 (1968). We conclude that it is. Accordingly we reverse the dis... More...   $0 (07-24-2018 - OK)

STATE OF OHIO v. ISAIAH M. TUCKER

Defendant-appellant, Isaiah M. Tucker, appeals his conviction and sentence
for Count I, felonious assault (deadly weapon), in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2), a felony
of the second degree; Count II, improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, in
violation of R.C. 2923.161(A)(1), a felony of the second degree; and Count III, discharge
of a firearm on or near prohi... More...
   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

WALTER REED vs. STATE OF IOWA and STATE OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A federal statute known as Title VI states, “No person in the United States
shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” See 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2015). A
federal report cited the Department of Transpo... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - IA)

DON WYNGARDEN vs. STATE OF IOWA JUDICIAL BRANCH, JOHN WAUTERS, and BRUCE BUTTEL COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

Wyngarden, who was born in 1951, was employed as a juvenile court officer
(JCO) by the Iowa Judicial Branch.1 His immediate supervisor was Bruce Buttel
and Buttel’s supervisor was John Wauters. Wyngarden received an oral reprimand
in November 2007, which was not placed in his file. On October 9, 2008,
Wyngarden received a written reprimand based on Wauters’s determination More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - IA)

Teresa Barry v. James P. O'Grady Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Teresa Barry, a judicial administrative assistant, sued three judges and two employees of the Franklin County Municipal
Court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming retaliation in violation of the Free Speech Clause of the
First Amendment and gender discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the
Fourteenth Amendment. The defendants moved for summary judgment, and the distr... More...
   $0 (07-16-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - v - EDWIN HERNANDEZ, AKA Scooby, AKA Masacre

The present prosecution arises out of shootings on October 23, 2011, in 3 Central Islip, New York, in which Robert Faber and Curtis Williams were injured. 4 The operative indictment charged Hernandez in six counts, three with respect to each 5 victim. Counts Four and Five alleged that Hernandez, for the purpose of gaining 6 entrance to, and maintaining or increasing his position in, MS-13, atte... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NY)

State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

Franklin Savage v. State of Maryland District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

These appeals are part of broader litigation alleging pervasive race discrimination and unlawful retaliation against three African-American police officers who worked for Pocomoke City in Worcester County, Maryland. The issues before us today arise from the interactions of one of those plaintiffs, Franklin Savage, with the State’s Attorney for Worcester County, Beau Oglesby. According to Savage, O... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - MD)

State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-09-2018 - TN)

Anthony Robinson and Timothy Spangler v. Albert Perales and Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Anthony Robinson and Timothy
Spangler, police officers employed by the University of Illinois
at Chicago Police Department (“Department”), brought claims
against the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and four
individuals for race‐based discrimination, harassment and
retaliation. The district court disposed of all but one of the
claims through summary judgment. ... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - IL)

Sarah Meyer and Gail Wooldridge v. State of Oregon Marion County Courthouse - Salem, Oregon

Plaintiffs, Sarah Meyer and Martin Wooldridge, appeal from a general judgment dismissing their action against defendants Oregon State Lottery (the Lottery), Jill Goldsmith, Larry Niswender, Tessa Sugahara, John Kroger, and Craig Durbin.1 Plaintiffs assert five assignments of error. We reject plaintiffs’ fourth assignment of error without written discussion and write only to address their remaining... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - OR)

State of Tennessee v. Lee Harold Cromwell

After a fireworks show on July 4, 2015, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the defendant reversed his truck through a crowded parking lot, killing one victim and injuring eight others. An Anderson County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for seventeen crimes, including one count each of vehicular homicide, criminally negligent homicide, reckless homicide, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, and dri... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - TN)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ABRAHAM K. WATKINS Iowa prosecutor ousted from office over harassment findings

In May 2013, Abraham Watkins was sworn into the Iowa bar and subsequently opened a solo practice in Keosauqua, Iowa. Watkins operated his law practice out of an office located on the first floor or main level of the two-story home he shared with his family. Watkins and his family mostly lived upstairs. However, the home’s kitchen, laundry room, and one of the two bathrooms are located on the ma... More...   $0 (07-04-2018 - IA)

Thomas Glen Bayes v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Sixth Appellate District of Texas at Texarkana

While serving a period of deferred adjudication community supervision on the offense of
obstruction or retaliation1 for having threatened to harm Greenville, Texas, Police Officer Jackie
Wayne Maloy, Thomas Glenn Bayes was accused of violating terms of that community
supervision in five different ways. Bayes’ guilt was adjudicated on the underlying charge, and he
was sentenced... More...
   $0 (07-03-2018 - TX)

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