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United States of America v. Mario Lee, a/k/a Mo District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

This appeal comes from a
district court’s imposition of a 218-month sentence on Mario Lee
for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to
distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing
heroin in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846. Lee only
attacks his sentence as procedurally unreasonable. Concluding, as
we do, that the district court ... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - ME)

State of Wisconsin v. Anthony R. Pico

A jury convicted Anthony R. Pico of
sexually assaulting a young girl.1 Mr. Pico believes there is a
reasonable probability that, absent his trial counsel's alleged
constitutional ineffectiveness, this conviction would not have
occurred. The circuit court agreed, and so set aside his
1 The Honorable William J. Domi... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - WI)

John McMahan, et al. v. Deutsche Bank, A.G. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

In 2001, John McMahan and his
wholly owned corporation, Northwestern Nasal and Sinus
Associates, S.C.,1 participated in a tax shelter known as “Son
of BOSS.” The shelter “is a variation of a slightly older al‐
1 For ease of reference, and because the parties have not indicated a
material distinction between McMahan and his corporation, we will refer
to McMahan and his... More...
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John Wilson, Charles Still, Terrance Stubbs v. Dynatone Publishing Company, UMG Recordings, Inc., Unichappell Music, Inc. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

14 Plaintiffs, John Wilson, Charles Still, and Terrance Stubbs, appeal from
15 the judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of
16 New York (Paul A. Engelmayer, J.) dismissing their copyright claims for
17 failure to state a claim because of untimeliness. Plaintiffs are former members
18 of the musical performance group called “Sly Slick & Wicked.” They... More...
   $0 (06-12-2018 - nY)

In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2013 in Sumner County, Kansas

As this court explained in detail in In re Equalization Appeal of Kansas Star Casino, 52 Kan. App. 2d 50, 52-55, 362 P.3d 1109 (2015), rev. denied 307 Kan. ___ (December 20, 2017), Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas and is located in the south central gaming zone. In April 2007 the Kansas Legislature enacted K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery A... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

Von Becelaere Ventures, LLC v. James Zenovic

James Zenovic doing business as James Zenovic Construction (Zenovic) appeals
an order denying his petition to compel arbitration in an action filed by Von Becelaere
Ventures, LLC (VBV) in San Diego County. The trial court determined Zenovic waived
his right to compel arbitration by filing a separate complaint in Orange County to
2
foreclose on a mechanics lien without complyin... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Lori Lynn Pawielski Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Grand Rapids, MI - Berrien County Resident Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Federal Tax Evasion

Lori Lynn Pawielski ordered to pay $511,433 to the Internal Revenue Service

Lori Lynn Pawielski, 52, of Buchanan, Michigan, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for tax evasion. The Honorable Robert J. Jonker, U.S. District Judge, also ordered Pawielski to serve three yea... More...
   $0 (06-06-2018 - MI)

James C. Mason, a/k/a Jim Mason v. Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA, and Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, FLCA.

Between 2008 and 2011, Zachary Mason (“Zach”) farmed several properties in
Otero County, Colorado. During this time, Zach executed several loan agreements with
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA, and Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, FLCA
(collectively, “Farm Credit”). As part of the loan agreements, Farm Credit owned a
perfected security interest in some of Zach’s crops, ... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - CO)

Stephen Bushansky v. Patrick Soon-Shiong

Plaintiff Stephen Bushansky filed a shareholder derivative action in San Diego
Superior Court on behalf of nominal defendant NantKwest, Inc. Based on a forum
selection provision contained in NantKwest's certificate of incorporation that generally
designates Delaware as the forum for shareholder derivative actions, the trial court
dismissed Bushansky's suit.
On appeal, Bushansky... More...
   $0 (06-01-2018 - CA)

Christopher Douglas Cornett v. The State of Texas Sexually abusing a child

The victim in this case, ZC, is the adopted daughter of Appellant. Prior to being adopted, Child Protective Services removed ZC and her younger sister from their home due to neglectful supervision and physical neglect. The removal occurred when ZC was four years old. ZC suffered from developmental and behavioral issues, and she was placed in a residential treatment center. Appellant and his wif... More...   $0 (05-31-2018 - TX)

Gino Velez Scott v. United States of America Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Prosecutors are “servant[s] of the law” and should “prosecute with earnestness and vigor.” Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935). But though the prosecutor “may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones.” Id.
More than fifty years ago, Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83, 87 (1963), established that a prosecutor’s suppression of material evidence favorable to the accused... More...
   $0 (05-31-2018 - FL)

State of Oklahoma v. Ronald "Ronnie" Manners Craig County Courthouse - Vinita, Oklahoma

Vinita, OK - Jury Convicts Teacher For Sexually Abusing Student and Recommends 25-year Sentence

The State of Oklahoma charged Ronald "Ronnie" Manners, age 49, with:

1. CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE (FELONY)

Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
06-29-2015

FILE, ENTER, RECORD INFORMATION

Pursuant to 12 O.S. § 39, Document Available at Co... More...
   $0 (05-30-2018 - OK)

Verisign, Inc. v. XYZ, L.L.C. United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

This case arises out of a denial of a motion for an award of attorney fees under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1117(a), which allows a court to award “reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party” in “exceptional cases.” For the reasons that follow, we hold that a prevailing party need only prove an exceptional case by a preponderance of the evidence, rather than by clear and convincing evidence... More...   $0 (05-29-2018 - VA)

RONALD D. HENDRIX, BDOE OF CHESTERFIELD, INC., BDOE, INC., and BD75, INC. V. JIM SHERIDAN, UES, LLC, SFCC-OLATHE, INC., and SHERIDAN'S FRANCHISE SYSTEMS, INC. Kansas Judicial Center

In 2013, Hendrix; BDOE, Inc.; and Hendrix's two other franchises (collectively Hendrix) filed suit against Sheridan; UES, LLC, the company that owned Unforked; and SFCC-Olathe, Inc. alleging fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. He later amended the petition to include SFS. Hendrix sought damages in excess of $75,000 and a declaration that he did not have... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

State of Tennessee v. Morgan Nyle Janyja CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR

On July 17, 2014, the Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and he received concurrent sentences of six years’ probation for each conviction. He was placed on sex offender probation and was required to register with the sex offender registry. His probation was revoked multiple times... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Nicole Marie Graziano District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - Accounting Manager Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Stealing $725,000 And Committing $193,000 In Tax Fraud And Tax Evasion

A former Accounting Manager and Controller was sentenced on May 8, 2018 to 27 months in prison for committing $193,000 in tax evasion and stealing more than $725,000 from two different employers.

Nicole Marie Graziano, 42, of Las Vegas, wa... More...
   $0 (05-09-2018 - NV)

Juan Antonio Cornejo v. The State of Texas

This case concerns the reliability requirements for the hearsay exception for statements
against penal interest where a co-defendant implicates the defendant in capital murder. Santos
Gonzalez, a resident of Socorro, TX, came home in the early afternoon after spending time at the
Speaking Rock Casino. His neighbor, who was out in her front yard, told him she had heard
gunshot... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Christopher Roberts, et al. v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis,
Congress created the Federal Housing Finance Agency
(the Agency) and authorized it to place into conservatorship
two critical government‐sponsored enterprises—the Federal
National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan
Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Fannie Mae and
2 No. 17‐1880
Freddie Mac. 12 U.S.... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - IL)

MICHAEL SKAKEL v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION

The facts of this tragic case, which arises out of events that transpired more than forty years ago, are set forth in considerable detail in the habeas court’s memorandum of decision and in this court’s decision on the petitioner’s direct appeal.2 See State v. Skakel, supra, 276 Conn. 640–53. For present purposes, we focus our attention on those facts and procedural history that are most relevant ... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Panasonic Avionics Corporation Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia - Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia - Panasonic Avionics Corporation Agrees to Pay $137 Million to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC), a subsidiary of multinational electronics company Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), has agreed to pay a $137.4 million criminal penalty to resolve charges arising out of a scheme to retain consultants for improper purposes... More...
   $137400000 (05-01-2018 - DC)

Sadie M. Curry v. Equilon Enterprises, LLC

Plaintiff and appellant Sadie M. Curry brought a class action case against
defendant and respondent Equilon Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Shell Oil
Products US (Shell). Curry’s causes of action included (1) failure to pay overtime
compensation; (2) failure to pay for missed break periods; and (3) unfair business
practices (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200). The trial court found Sh... More...
   $0 (04-29-2018 - CA)

ARCH COAL, INC. v. R. ALEXANDER ACOSTA, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF LABOR AND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The BLBA imposes liability on coal mine operators for payment of monthly benefits to coal miners who contract pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease, from their employment in the mines. See 30 U.S.C. §§ 922(a), 932(c). In order for an operator to be held liable, it must have employed the miner for at least one year and be “capable of assuming its liability for a claim.” 20 C.F.R. § 725.494(c), (e) ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - DC)

Baker Marquart, LLP v. James R. Kantor

Appellant Baker Marquart LLP represented respondent
James R. Kantor on a contingency basis in litigation that resulted
in a significant recovery for Kantor. Following the conclusion of
Baker Marquart’s representation, Kantor filed a demand for fee
arbitration in accordance with the parties’ contingency fee
agreement. In his arbitration demand, Kantor argued Baker
Marquart c... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - CA)

Tramayne Colfred Williams vs. State of Minnesota

Williams challenges the sentences he received in two criminal cases, one in Otter
Tail County and one in Hennepin County. In Otter Tail County, Williams was charged
with first-degree aggravated robbery, Minn. Stat. § 609.245, subd. (2016). He agreed to
plead guilty to that charge on the condition that, assuming his criminal-history score was
five, he would be sentenced to 84 ... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - MN)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. LISA M. WEST

Defendant was charged by substitute information in lieu of indictment with
involuntary manslaughter in the first degree, by recklessly causing the death of Victim by
striking his head, or by striking his head against an object, or by shaking him, or by a
combination thereof. Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support her
conviction. Viewed in the light mo... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - MO)

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