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Michael E. Barri v. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

Michael E. Barri (Barri), Tristar Medical Group (Tristar), and Coalition for
Sensible Workers’ Compensation Reform (CSWCR) petitioned this court pursuant to
Labor Code section 5955 (all further statutory references are to the Labor Code, unless
otherwise indicated). They seek a peremptory or alternative writ of mandate, prohibition,
or other appropriate relief directing the Workers... More...
   $0 (10-21-2018 - CA)

E.V. v. Eugene H. Robinson, Jr.




We must decide whether the doctrine of federal sovereign immunity bars this suit for injunctive relief against Lieutenant Colonel Eugene H. Robinson, Jr., (“Judge Robinson”) in his official capacity as a military ju... More...
   $0 (10-19-2018 - CA)

Ex parte Christopher Gene Kulow



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Kulow, a former deputy jailer, was convicted after a jury trial in 2015 of the
Cla... More...
   $0 (10-17-2018 - TX)

Jackpot Harvesting Company, Inc. v. The Superior Court of Monterey County, Jose Roberto Lainez

Labor Code section 226.2,1 which became effective January 1, 2016, addresses the
manner in which piece-rate employees are to be compensated for rest and recovery
periods and other nonproductive time on the job (collectively, rest/NP time).
Subdivision (b) of the statute (hereafter section 226.2(b)) provides a safe harbor for an
employer that, prior to 2016, failed to properly compe... More...
   $0 (10-16-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DARNELL CARTER





In August 2014, Carter pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery in
four separate cases. Per the plea agreement, the state agreed to a sentence of
consecutive two-year prison terms on each offense. The trial court in fac... More...
   $0 (10-15-2018 - OH)

Colby Taylor Lee v. The State of Texas







Colby Taylor Lee was charged by information and complaint with driving while intoxicated. He subsequently entered into a “Pre-Trial Intervention Agreement” with the State. In the... More...
   $0 (10-13-2018 - TX)

John Doe v. University of Southern California

The superior court granted former University of Southern
California student John Doe’s petition for writ of administrative
mandamus and ordered USC’s Office of Student Judicial Affairs
and Community Standards (SJACS) to vacate its decision to
discipline Doe for violating the university’s academic integrity
standards. On appeal USC1
contends the superior court erred in
c... More...
   $0 (10-10-2018 - CA)

Jackpot Harvesting Company, Inc. v. The Superior Court of Monterey County, Jose Roberto Lainez

Labor Code section 226.2,1 which became effective January 1, 2016, addresses the
manner in which piece-rate employees are to be compensated for rest and recovery
periods and other nonproductive time on the job (collectively, rest/NP time).
Subdivision (b) of the statute (hereafter section 226.2(b)) provides a safe harbor for an
employer that, prior to 2016, failed to properly compe... More...
   $0 (10-09-2018 - CA)

KEITH MONROE OWENS, JR. V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY





Companion Case

On appeal, Owens argues that (1) the Court of Appeals erred in
dismissing his petition for writ as moot, and (2) the trial court erred ... More...
   $0 (10-06-2018 - KY)

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) V. HON. BRIAN C. EDWARDS, JUDGE AND REV. ERIC HOEY







The Presbyterian Ministry Agency (PMA) hired Reverend Eric Hoey as the
Director of Evangelism and Church Growth. During his tenure in that
position, Hoey acted with other ministers to incorporate an entity separat... More...
   $0 (10-01-2018 - KY)

In re Blaise Allen Johnson

Relator, Blaise Allen Johnson, has filed a second petition for writ of
mandamus, seeking to have the trial court appoint and pay for expert witnesses and
grant his motion to suppress.1 ... More...
   $0 (09-25-2018 - TX)

Francis A. Bottini, Jr. v. City of San Diego

Office of the City Attorney, Mara W. Elliott, City Attorney, and Carmen A.
Brock, Deputy City Attorney, for Defendants and Appellants.
Francis A. Bottini, Jr., Nina M. Bottini, and the Bernate Ticino Trust dated March
9, 2009, Trust 3 (the Bottinis) applied to the City of San Diego for a coastal development
permit (CDP) to construct a single-family home on a vacant lot in La Jolla.... More...
   $0 (09-21-2018 - CA)

Oglala Sioux Tribe, et al. v. Lisa Fleming, Mark Vargos, Honorable Craig Pfeifle, Lynne A. Valenti




The Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and tribal members Madonna
Pappan and Lisa Young brought this action against various South Dakota officials
under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. They challenged procedures used in proceedings brought by
the State to remove children tem... More...
   $0 (09-18-2018 - SD)

Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
   $0 (09-16-2018 - CA)

Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach, et al.

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
   $0 (09-14-2018 - CA)

Suzanne J. Black v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes

The appellants (landowners) own eight lots in an area of
Rancho Palos Verdes that is the subject of a 1978 building
moratorium based on the resurgence of an ancient landslide.1 In
the trial court, the landowners sought relief from the building
moratorium and damages for inverse condemnation primarily on
the basis of our opinion in Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes
(2008)... More...
   $0 (09-10-2018 - CA)

San Franciscans for Livable neighborhoods v. City and County of San Francisco

After preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) defendant City and County
of San Francisco (City) approved revisions of the housing element of its general plan.
San Franciscans for Livable Neighborhoods (SFLN) filed a petition for writ of mandate
challenging the adequacy of City’s EIR. The trial court denied relief and we affirm.
I. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
A. The... More...
   $0 (09-09-2018 - CA)

VINODH M. RAGHUBIR vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

This case is before the Court on the pro se petition of Vinodh Raghubir for a writ of mandamus. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(8), Fla. Const. Petitioner Raghubir has pro se filed forty-two petitions or notices with this Court since May 2017. On June 11, 2018, we dismissed the instant petition, expressly retained jurisdiction, and ordered Raghubir to show cause why he should not ... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - FL)

Eva Moore v. John Urquhart Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This is a class action challenging the constitutionality of
a Washington statute that allows tenants to be evicted from
their homes without a court hearing. Plaintiffs seek
declaratory and injunctive relief against the Sheriff of King
County, whose office enforces the challenged statute by
executing the eviction orders. The district court dismissed
the action with prejudice... More...
   $0 (08-19-2018 - WA)

Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi Carol Reavis, individually and as next frient of Owen and Emily Reavis v. Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi CArol Reavis, individually and as next friends of Owen Reavis, age 3, and Emily Reavis, age 5, sued Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyotya Motor Sales, U.S.C., Inc. on product liability theories claiming that the 2002 Lexus ES 300 sedan was defective and unreasonably dangerous and that the defect in the vehicle directly caused injuries to the children i... More...   $202000000 (08-18-2018 - TX)

Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MIKE NICHOLSON

Defendant-appellant Mike Nicholson pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and having a weapon while under disability. He did not file a direct appeal, but one year after conviction, filed a pro se motion to “vacate or set aside the judgment of conviction or sentence.” That petition claimed that retained trial counsel gave ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to conduct a reasonable inve... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - OH)

Jerrid Allen v. Kevin M. Milas, et al. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Jerrid Allen petitions under the Administrative Procedure
Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. § 551 et seq., for review of a decision by
the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany to deny a visa to
his wife. Allen claims that the consular officer committed
legal error in denying Mrs. Allen a visa, and that the error
was “arbitrary, capricious, . . . or otherwise not in accordance
with law.” ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

IN RE: THE STATE OF TEXAS MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

The real party in interest, Angelica Hernandez, is charged by indictment in cause number
20130D02077 with three counts of aggravated assault of a child and one count of indecency with
a child. The indictment alleged that Hernandez, acting in concert with Osvaldo Araiza, provided
alcohol to her sixteen-year-old biological daughter, B.P., and to another child, and Araiza
penetra... More...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - TX)

Whole Woman's Health v. Charles Smith Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

This is an emergency appeal from an extraordinary discovery order by the district court to a religious body. The court compelled document production of the group’s internal communications despite its status as a non-litigant and its voluntary furnishing of substantial discovery materials. Because the trial date looms, and with the benefit of full briefing from both parties, we elect to consolidate... More...   $0 (07-25-2018 - TX)

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