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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. A.B. PRICE, JR. and VICTOR TYRONE SIMS1

There is no dispute as to the facts or circumstances that give rise to this appeal. The record shows that when the Defendants initially attempted to enter their guilty pleas, the trial court refused to accept their negotiated plea agreements and “expressed reservations” as to whether the court could accept them because they would be subject to the PSA. The trial court urged the parties to “consi... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

Eden Gonzalez Has v. Fhodyco Productions

After crossing the finish line at the 2011 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half
Marathon, Peter Hass (Hass) tragically suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed, and died.
Hass’s wife, Eden Hass, and his two minor children (collectively, the Hass Family)
consequently filed this wrongful death action, alleging that numerous race-affiliated
individuals and entities—including event organiz... More...
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Mark C. James v. Sam Woods; Stephanie Welborn Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal—interwoven with a custody dispute—arrives in our court following a father’s report of sexual misconduct inflicted on his child by the child’s stepfather. Upon investigation by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the stepfather was arrested and charged with aggravated incest. A state-court jury ultimately acquitted him at trial, and he later filed these malicious-prosecution and in... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Royal Bank of Scotland Agrees to Pay $4.9 Billion for Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct
Settlement Is Largest Penalty Imposed On A Single Entity By The Justice Department For Financial Crisis-Era Misconduct

The Justice Department announced a $4.9 billion settlement with The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) resolving federal civil claims that RBS misled investors in th... More...
   $0 (08-14-2018 - MA)

William S. Kaye v. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Bruno’s Supermarkets, LLC (“the Debtor”) filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. In administering and ultimately liquidating the bankruptcy estate, the Trustee filed an adversary proceeding against Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. (“Blue Bell”) to recover monies the Trustee contended were owed by Blue Bell to the estate. Specifically, the Trustee sought to recover from Blue Bell more than $500,000 in a s... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - AL)

United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

Monster Energy Company v. Bruce L. Schechter

When a settlement agreement provides that the “[p]laintiffs and their counsel
agree” to keep the terms of the agreement confidential, and when the plaintiffs’ counsel
signs the agreement under the words, “Approved as to form and content,” can the
plaintiffs’ counsel be liable to the defendant for breach of the confidentiality provision?
We answer this question, “No.”

FACT... More...
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Thomas E. St. Pierre v. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this appeal following the District Court’s dismissal of Appellant Thomas E. St. Pierre’s class action complaint, we consider a matter of first impression among the Courts of Appeals: whether unpaid highway tolls constitute the type of “debt” that could support a consumer claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because we conclude they do not, we will affirm.
I. Background1
A... More...
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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)

United States of America v. Katrina Jones District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Goffstown Woman Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Katrina Jones, 39, formerly of Goffstown, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 200 months in federal prison for drug trafficking offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Jones and Dustin Moss led a drug distribution network in New Hampshire. Toget... More...
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Jan C. Torres-Pagan v. Commissioners, Social Security Administration (Nancy A. Berryhill) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this Social Security
benefits opinion, Jan Torres-Pagán ("Torres-Pagán") appeals from
the District Court's order upholding an administrative law judge's
("ALJ") conclusion that, although he had previously been eligible
for Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") benefits as a child, he
was ineligible for the same as an adult. Because we believe the
record before the ALJ was... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - MA)

Jose Juan Flores v. The State of Texas

On December 4, 2015, the State filed a complaint and information that charged Flores with the offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated while knowingly having “an open container of an alcoholic beverage, to-wit: Bud Light 16 ounce can in his immediate possession.” Before the guilt-innocence phase of trial, Flores filed a motion in limine with the trial court. The motion asked the... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Worldly Dieago Holstick, Timothy Lamar Spinks, James Earl McIntyre, and James Lee Hamilton Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, AL - Four Members of a Drug Trafficking Organization Plead Guilty

Four members of a drug trafficking organization based in Lee County pled guilty to charges against them on the second day of their trial. Their guilty pleas bring the total number of members of the organization who have pled guilty in federal court to eighteen[i]. A nineteenth federal defendant, Phillip Maddox, ... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Cardenas Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Loan Officer Sentenced For His Role In Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven has sentenced Daniel Cardenas (37, Tampa) to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Cardenas pleaded guilty on April 24, 2018.

According to court documents, from as early as October 2007 through May 2008, Cardenas and others consp... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - FL)

Michael Colaco v. Cavotec SA

Michael Colaco, and April Barry appeal from the judgment entered against them in this action
arising from Inet’s sale of its assets to respondents Cavotec SA and Cavotec Inet US, Inc.
(collectively Cavotec). Colaco was Inet’s sole shareholder and its chief executive officer
and Barry was Inet’s director of administration. After the transaction, Colaco became
Cavotec Inet US, Inc.’s... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. W. Joseph Astarita District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

06/20/2017 1 Sealed Indictment as to W. Joseph Astarita (1) count(s) 1-3, False Statement 4-5, Obstruction of Justice (schm) Modified on 6/28/2017 (schm). Unsealed by Order #8 (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 2 Indictment Unredacted Version Filed Under Seal as to Defendant W. Joseph Astarita. (schm) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 3 Defendant Information Relative to a Criminal Case She... More...
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Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - CA)

CITY OF DERBY v. STATE OF KANSAS ex rel. NICK JORDAN, SECRETARY, KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

The City of Derby sought judicial review of the action of the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDR) in response to Derby's complaint about the distribution of use tax proceeds that the KDR collected. The KDR responded by moving to dismiss Derby's petition for lack of standing. The district court agreed and dismissed Derby's petition. Derby appeals the district court's dismissal based on Derby's claim... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

CASE & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES INC. d/b/a ASPEN PARK APARTMENTS, v. JODIE L. BRIBIESCA

Bribiesca first moved to Aspen Park Apartments (Aspen) on June 10, 2015. The apartments are located in Wichita and are owned by Case. On January 8, 2016, Bribiesca moved from her first apartment, unit 1812, to another, 1908, in the same complex. Bribiesca testified she was not offered an opportunity to see 1908 before moving in, and it is not clear whether she asked to view the apartment before th... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. International Marine and Industrial Applicators, LLC and Marine Equipment Supply, LLC Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Two Marine Maintenance Companies Pay $2.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Investigation - Overbilled Navy by “Renting” Equipment that was Actually Owned by Executives of the Parent Company

A marine maintenance company based in Alabama, and a rental company owned by the marine maintenance company executives, will pay the government more than $2.8 million to settle claims t... More...
   $2860948 (08-09-2018 - WA)

Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

6 RODRIGUEZ V. SWARTZ

qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
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RONALD HIGHT JR. v. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 2012, appellant was charged with second-degree murder. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss under section 776.032 of the Stand Your Ground law and a pre-trial immunity hearing took place in 2014. After the denial of his motion, appellant went to trial and was convicted of a lesser included offense, manslaughter, in 2016. Appellant appealed his conviction. During the pendency of his appeal, t... More...   $0 (08-08-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Richard A. Olsen Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Spokane, WA - Lockheed Martin Corporation/Mission Support Alliance Employee Enters Settlement of Alleged False Claims Act Violations in Connection With Contracts at Hanford Site

Richard A. Olsen agreed to pay $124,440 to resolve claims that he violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated prices in connection with a subcontract between Mission Support Alliance, LLC (MSA), a prime c... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - WA)

Susan R. Spicher v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Susan Spicher suffers from a series
of chronic health problems, including osteoarthritis, degenerative
disc disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fibromyalgia,
and morbid obesity. In 2010, Spicher applied for
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Supple2
No. 17‐3399
mental Security Income dating back to 2003. An ALJ concluded
that Spicher had... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - IN)

Jose Juan Flores v. The State of Texas

On December 4, 2015, the State filed a complaint and information that charged Flores with
the offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated while knowingly having “an open
container of an alcoholic beverage, to-wit: Bud Light 16 ounce can in his immediate possession.”
Before the guilt-innocence phase of trial, Flores filed a motion in limine with the trial court.
The ... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

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