Greco v. United States
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Boucher v. Dixie Medical Center
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Sacco v. High Country Independent Press
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GTE Southwest, Inc. v. Bruce
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Homer v. Long
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Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California
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Brigance v. Velvet Dove Restaurant, Inc
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 1986 OK 41, 725 P.2d 300 Brief Fact Summary. In a negligence action, Plaintiffs seek damages against Velvet Dove Restaurant, Inc. (Defendant) alleging that Defendant served alcohol to clearly intoxicated persons. The District Court of Oklahoma County (Oklahoma) dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs appealed. Synopsis of Rule of Law. One who sells intoxicating beverages for on the premises consumption has a duty to exercise reasonable care not to sell li ...

Snyder v. American Association of Blood Banks
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Posecai v. Wal-Mart Stores
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Marquay v. Eno
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H. R. Moch Co. v. Rensselaer Water Co
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Florence v. Goldberg
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DeShaney v. Winnebago County
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 489 U.S. 189, 109 S. Ct. 998, 103 L. Ed. 2d 249, 1989 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. The mother of an abused child, Ms. DeShaney (Petitioner) brought an action pursuant to 42 U.S.C.S. Section: 1983 against Winnebago County Department of Social Services (Department) and its various employees, (Respondents) for failing to intervene to protect the child from beatings by his father. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the trial court's order granting summary judgment in favor of Respondents. Petitioner soug ...

Thorne v. Deas
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Mobil Oil Corp. v. Thorn
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Navarro v. Block
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 72 F.3d 712 (9th Cir. 1995) Brief Fact Summary. Maria Navarro (Navarro) was shot and killed by her estranged husband on her birthday after she called 911 to request emergency assistance. She had a restraining order against him. The dispatcher at the Sheriff's office, relying on the county's policy and practice of not treating 911 requests for assistance relating to domestic violence as "emergency" calls, did not send a police unit to Navarro's residence. The Navarro family (Plaintiffs) filed suit against Los Angeles County and t ...

Yania v. Bigan
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 397 Pa. 316, 155 A.2d 343, 1959 Pa. Brief Fact Summary. Plaintiff appealed a judgment from the Somerset County Court of Common Pleas (Pennsylvania) that sustained John Bigan's (Defendant) demurrer. It dismissed her wrongful death and survival actions against Defendant, which arose from the death of the Plaintiff's husband, Joseph Yania (Yania). Synopsis of Rule of Law. A possessor of land becomes subject to liability to a business invitee for any physical harm caused by any artificial or natural condition upon the land: (1) if ...

Farwell v. Keaton
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Thompson v. County of Alameda
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 404 U.S. 1026 92 S. Ct. 668 30 L. Ed. 2d 677 1972 U.S. Brief Fact Summary. The Superior Court of Alameda County (California) granted the County of Alameda's (Appellees) general demurrer in Appellants' claims for damages in connection with the murder of their son. Appellants sought review. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The determination of whether or not to release an offender was a discretionary decision, which is entitled to immunity under Cal. Gov't Code Section: 820.2, when made by the appropriate authorities. The decision to parole s ...

Penthouse, Inc. v. Saba
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Maas v. United States
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Riss v. New York
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 22 N.Y.2d 579, 293 N.Y.S.2d 897, 240 N.E.2d 860 (1968) Brief Fact Summary. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court in the First Judicial Department (New York) affirmed a lower court's dismissal of Linda Riss' (Appellant) complaint alleging that New York (Respondent) was liable for its failure to protect Appellant. Appellant contested the order. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The court refused to hold the government liable, in the absence of legislation, or to carve out an area of tort liability for police protection to members o ...

Harry Stoller & Co. v. Lowell
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Smith v. Richmond Memorial Hosp
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Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corp. v. Auld
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