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Xioachun GAO v. Savour Sichuan, Inc.



New York City, New York labor law lawyer represented the Plaintiff on a Fair Labor Standards Act violation theory.



From July 17 through July 19, 2023, the Court conducted a three-day bench trial for Plaintiff Xiaochun Gao's claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), 29 U.S.C. §§ 201-219, and the New York Labor Law (“NYLL”), ... More...
   $0 (07-19-2024 - NY)

Ramon Acosta-Rosario v. Ronald E. Lytch, et al.


Brooklyn, New York personal lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on auto negligence theories.



On June 14, 2023, Plaintiff Ramon Acosta-Rosario commenced this action in the Supreme Court of New York, Bronx County. See ECF No. 1 Ex. A (Compl.). Plaintiff seeks damages for injuries allegedly sustained in a June 9, 2022 motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle owned ... More...
   $0 (07-19-2024 - NY)

Allen Carson v. New Bern Transport Corporation


Fort Wayne, Indiana personal lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on an auto negligence theory.



Elements of a negligence claim in Indiana:

Breach of duty of care that directly causes injury.

Indiana follows a modified comparative fault system, which means that an injured party can still recover damages even if they are partially at fault for their... More...
   $1 (07-19-2024 - IN)

John Baker and Michelle Baker v. Terrell J. Echols and Quality Carriers, Inc.


Fort Wayne, Indiana personal injury lawyers represented the Plaintiffs who sued the Defendants on auto negligence theories.



Indiana follows a modified comparative fault system, which means that an injured party can still recover damages even if they are partially at fault for their injuries. However, the amount of compensation is reduced by the percentage of the plainti... More...
   $1 (07-19-2024 - IN)

Bryan LaFlamme v. Stillwater Insurance Company


Tacoma, Washington insurance law lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a bad faith breach of insurance contract theory.



This case as filed in the Pierce County Superior Court, 23-00002-11242-9, and was removed to federal county by Stillater Insurance.

Washington law permits insureds to bring bad faith actions against insurers when claims made under thei... More...
   $0 (07-17-2024 - WA)

Michelle Cortez Gomez v. Kohl's Corporation


Madison, Wisconsin consumer law lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a fraud theory.



The Fraudulent Representations Law (Wisconsin Statutes section 100.18) broadly prohibits advertising or sales claims that are "untrue, deceptive or misleading."

1. This is a class action brought by Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situat... More...
   $0 (07-15-2024 - WI)

Kelly Chinea v. Woodward Camp, et al.


Williamsport, Pennsylvania personal lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a negligence theory.



Plaintiffs Kelly and Julio Chinea, on behalf of their minor daughter, S.C., sue Woodward Pennsylvania, LLC (“Woodward”), the gymnastics camp their daughter attended in the summers of 2018 and 2019. They also sue two former Woodward employees: Woodward's then-admini... More...
   $1 (07-12-2024 - PA)

Shengli Chi v. Road Huggers Trucking, LLC


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on an auto negligence theory.



Pennsylvania follows a 51 percent comparative negligence rule, which means you can recover damages if you were less than 51 percent at fault. If you are found to carry more than 50 percent of the fault for the accident, you will be unable to seek compensatio... More...
   $0 (07-12-2024 - PA)

Quante Goff v. AHS Southcrest Hospital, LLC, et al.


Tulsa, Oklahoma personal injury lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued on medical malpractice negligence theories.



This case was filed in the District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, case number CJ-23-4324, and was removed to federal court by AHS Southcrest Hospital.

Quante Goff as Next of Kin of Yolanda A Raymond sued AHS Southcrest Hospital, LLC doing bus... More...
   $0 (07-12-2024 - OK)

United States of America v. Aneishia Anderson


Tulsa, Oklahoma civil litigation lawyer represented the Defendant who was sued by the Government on a False Claims Act Violation theory.



The FCA provides that any person who knowingly submits, or causes to submit, false claims to the government is liable for three times the government’s damages plus a penalty that is linked to inflation. FCA liability can arise in oth... More...
   $0 (07-11-2024 - OK)

Glenn Price v. Knauf Gips, KG


Tampa, Florida personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a product liability theory.



All products should have functional and reasonably safe designs. If there is a flaw in that design and it results in injuries or losses for the consumer, the manufacturer may be held liable for those damages.

Knauf Gips KG manufactures and sells building mat... More...
   $0 (07-11-2024 - FL)

Angeleana Goebel v. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Corporation


Tampa, Florida personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a negligence theory.



Under modified comparative negligence, people who suffer injuries due to negligence can only recover damages if they are found to be 50 percent or less responsible for their injuries. If somebody was hurt in the accident and is more than 50 percent at fault, the new law bars... More...
   $1 (07-11-2024 - FL)

United States of America v. Tajia Johnson


Tulsa, Oklahoma civil litigation lawyer represented the Defendant sued on a False Claims Act theory.



31 U.S.C. 3729:

The FCA provides that any person who knowingly submits, or causes to submit, false claims to the government is liable for three times the government's damages plus a penalty that is linked to inflation .
... More...
   $0 (07-09-2024 - OK)

Tony Mancini v. Long Island Rail Road Company


Central Islip, New York personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) theory.



45 U.S.C. 41 provides:

Every common carrier by railroad while engaging in commerce between any of the several States or Territories, or between any of the States and Territories, or between the District of Columbia and any of th... More...
   $1 (07-09-2024 - NY)

Michael Lucas and April Lucas v. Government Employees Insurance Company, a/k/a GEICO


Burlington, Vermont insurance law lawyers represented the Plaintiffs who sued on bad faith breach of an insurance contract relating to a motor vehicle accident.



Vermont recognizes a cause of action for contractual and consequential damages and attorney fees upon proof of vexatious conduct by an insurer.... More...
   $0 (07-08-2024 - VT)

Deborah Boulac v. SMG


Tulsa, Oklahoma personal injury lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued on a negligence theory.



A plaintiff in Oklahoma whose own negligence contributed to their injury, for instance, will have their damages reduced in proportion. And if the injured party was more negligent than the prospective defendant, he or she may not collect damages.

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   $0 (07-08-2024 - OK)

State of Idaho v. Justin Dean Peterson


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with felony driving under the influence (DUI), in violation of Idaho Code 188004, 8005(6).



18-8004. Persons under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicating substances.
(1) (a) It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other intoxi... More...
   $0 (07-05-2024 - ID)

Andrew Slabon v. Philip Ladisa


Chicago, Illinois personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on intentional infliction of emotional distress theory.




Plaintiff also claimed defendant was stalking "young women [ sic ] tenants" residing in a nearby property that defendant "claims he 'manages.'" Plaintiff stated that while defendant claimed he was maintaining his property, defendant wa... More...
   $0 (07-05-2024 - IL)

Deborah Ann Willis v. United States of America


Kansas City, Missouri personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a Federal Tort Claims Act auto negligence theory.



Missouri is a pure comparative negligence state, while it recognizes the legal doctrine of "comparative negligence." Under this doctrine, a plaintiff who is partially responsible for their own injuries may only collect damages in proportio... More...
   $0 (07-03-2024 - MO)

Tiffany L. Taylor v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation, d/b/a Amtrak


Kansas City, Missouri personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a negligence theory.



Missouri is a pure comparative negligence state, while it recognizes the legal doctrine of "comparative negligence." Under this doctrine, a plaintiff who is partially responsible for their own injuries may only collect damages in proportion to the defendant's degree o... More...
   $1 (07-03-2024 - MO)

State of Oklahoma v. Danna Renea Olden



Tulsa, Oklahoma, criminal law lawyer represented the Defendant, charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in violation of 21 O.S. 645 and malicious injury to property in violation of 21 O.S. 1760.




Every person who, with intent to do bodily harm and without justifiable or excusable cause, commits any assault... More...
   $0 (07-03-2024 - OK)

Jeremy Lanningham v. Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho, et al.


Boise, Idaho personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on a bad faith breach of insurance contract theory.




This case concerns an insurance company's denial of a claim for underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage by the adult heirs of Jay Lanningham. Lanningham died in a tragic car accident caused by an underinsured motorist.[1] He had an insura... More...
   $0 (07-03-2024 - ID)

Rodney Whiddon v. C-Level Trucking, LLC, et al.


Dallas, Texas personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued on an auto negligence theory.



This case was filed in the 13th Judicial Court of Navarro County, TX, C-22-30898-CV, and was removed to federal court by C-Level Trucking, LLC , et al.

Texas uses a modified form of comparative negligence (also known as "proportionate responsibility" in Texas)... More...
   $1 (07-03-2024 - TX)

Daniel Lee and Anastasia Lee v. Amica Mutual Insurance Company


Seattle, Washington insurance law lawye represented the Plaintiffs who sued on a bad faith breach of insurance contract tehory.



This case was filed in the King County Superior Court, 24-00002-07200-4, and was removed the federal court by the Defendants.

Washington law permits insureds to bring bad faith actions against insurers when claims made under their ins... More...
   $0 (07-03-2024 - WA)

William Grant v. Isaac Argon, et al.


Albuquerque, New Mexico civil rights lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued personal injury theory.



On March 7, 2021, Mr. Aragon was a police officer with the City of Albuquerque (Doc. 1 at ¶ 4; Doc. 6 ¶ 4). Mr. Aragon conducted a traffic stop of a blue van because it had “attempted to run him off the road.” Doc. 6 at ¶¶ 4-5. During this encounter, Mr. Arago... More...
   $0 (07-02-2024 - NM)

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