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Daniel McBride appeals summary judgment in favor of Kyle and Lisa Esmeier, the City of Watertown, and their respective insurers (collectively, the respondents). McBride brought a negligence action against the respondents seeking to recover for injuries he allegedly suffered after he stepped into a hole that was located on property that is maintained by the Esmeiers within the right of way of a city street, between the sidewalk and the street.

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16-3119 Luis Vega v. New Forest Home Cemetery, LLC

Luis Vega filed this suit alleging that his former employer, New Forest Home Cemetery, LLC (“New Forest”), by failing to pay him for his final two weeks of work, violated his right under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 U.S.C. § 206(b), to compensation at the minimum wage.

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Patrick Armand pleaded guilty to distributing crack and powder cocaine, in violationof 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), and was sentenced to 108 months' imprisonment, and a five-year term of supervised release subject to certain special conditions.

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Power of Attorney Breach – Time-Barred Claims

Michael Coyle, Jacqueline Coyle, Jon Coyle, and Amanda Coyle are the children of Hubert Coyle, who died in 2007. After Hubert died, the Siblings sued Amanda, alleging that she had, between 1996 and 2007, engaged in identified wrongful acts that reduced the value of Hubert’s estate, and, thereby, reduced the shares of the estate bequeathed to the Siblings in Hubert’s will.

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