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Kenneth Lee Hawkins v. The State of Texas

On January 1, 1996, then-16-year-old S.G. lived in a facility that housed
juveniles who were transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. To celebrate
the holidays, the facility took the juvenile residents, including S.G., to a Houston
park where they stayed all day. However, at the end of day, S.G. missed the van
that brought the residents back to the facility. S.G. wa... More...
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On October 24, 2012, Appellant, Britnie Wiggins and Donnie Parton3 were driving around south Oklahoma City looking for a way to come up with some fast cash. Wiggins was particularly desperate for cash. Her rent was due and, by her own admission, she "was tired and . . . didn't want to go work." Wiggins and the others were also high on methamphetamine. To score some cash, Wiggins suggested the trio... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Union Parish Detention Center Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Union Parish Detention Center to Resolve ADA Violations

The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with Union Parish Detention Center (UPDC), a correctional facility located in Farmerville, Louisiana.

The settlement agreement resolves a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that UPDC... More...
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Nicole Haberle v. Officer Daniel Troxell Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy Nixon was a troubled man. After stealing a firearm, he told his partner, Nicole Haberle, that he was going to commit suicide. When a police officer employed by the Borough of Nazareth learned of that threat, he did not wait for trained crisis support professionals but instead knocked on the door of the apartment where Nixon was located and announced his presence. Nixon immediately shot him... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Mark Olic Porter District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Man Convicted of Hate Crime for Using a Stun Device During a Racially-Motivated Assault of His Neighbor

Following a three-day trial, a jury found Mark Porter, 59, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, guilty yesterday of committing a federal hate crime when he used a stun device during the racially-motivated assault of a neighbor at his apartment complex in Draper, Utah. Ass... More...
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United States of America v. Hernando Javier Vergara Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

This appeal presents the issue whether warrantless forensic searches of two cell phones at the border violated the Fourth Amendment. U.S. Const. amend IV. Hernando Javier Vergara appeals the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found on two cell phones that he carried on a cruise from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. He argues that the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Riley v. Califo... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Learning Care Group (LCG) Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Learning Care Group Inc. to Resolve ADA Violations

The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Learning Care Group (LCG), the second largest for-profit child care provider in North America, headquartered in Novi, Michigan. LCG owns and operates over 900 child care centers nation-wide opera... More...
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United States of America v. Hezekiah and Jameseva Webb Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - ustice Department Obtains $625,000 Settlement Of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Two St. Louis Landlords

The Justice Department today announced a settlement with two St. Louis landlords, Hezekiah and Jameseva Webb, to resolve a lawsuit alleging that they violated the Fair Housing Act by subjecting fifteen female tenants in their rental properties to sexual harassment ove... More...
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Kenneth Jerome Dawson v. Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Kenneth Jerome Dawson appeals the dismissal of his action brought pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in which he asserts a violation of his Fourteenth Amendment
substantive due process rights. Dawson challenges the official policies of the
Jefferson County Jail. Due to the timing of Dawson’s detention, the timing of his
posting of bond, and the court-ordered release condition that Dawson... More...
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Mary B. Valencia v. City of Springfield, Illinois Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Plaintiffs allege the City of Springfield
(“Springfield” or “the City”) unlawfully discriminated
against three disabled individuals when it ruled they could
no longer occupy a single-family residence located within 600
feet of an existing disabled group home. Finding that plaintiffs
possessed a reasonable likelihood of success on the merits,
the district court granted them ... More...
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Mark A. Brown v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

The question in this case is a narrow one, involving the correct rate of interest to
be applied after a court determines that unemployment benefits have been wrongfully
withheld by the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the California
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (Board). Appellant Mark Brown (Brown)
argues that interest should be charged at the contract rate of 10... More...
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Andrea J. Mosby-Meachem v. Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Andrea Mosby-Meachem, an in-house attorney for Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, was denied a request to work from home for ten weeks while she was on bedrest due to complications from pregnancy. Following trial, a jury
found in favor of Mosby-Meachem on her claim for disability discrimination and awarded her
compensatory damages. The district court also granted Mosby-Meachem’s motion f... More...
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Ralph Janvey v. Peter Romero District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Appellee Peter Romero filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition after he was found liable for $1.275 million to the victims of a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Appellant Ralph Janvey, the receiver in the Ponzi scheme litigation, moved to dismiss Romero’s bankruptcy petition for cause under 11 U.S.C. § 707(a). The bankruptcy court denied the motion, and the district court affirmed the bankruptcy cou... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Brett Gessay District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NY - Exeter Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Obtain Social Security Benefits

Brett Gessay, 55, of Exeter, pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false statement in order to obtain Social Security benefits, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.

According to public records in the case, Gessay began receiving Social Security... More...
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Little Rock, RA - Former Arkansas State Judge Sentenced to Prison for Dismissing Cases in Exchange for Personal Benefits and Tampering With a Witness

A former Arkansas state judge was sentenced to five years in prison for perpetrating a seven-year-long fraud and bribery scheme in which he dismissed pending cases in exchange for personal benefits, including sexually related conduct, and th... More...
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James Ellis; William Perry v. Fidelity Management Trust Company

Plaintiffs James Ellis and
William Perry brought this certified class action under the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"),
alleging that Fidelity Management Trust Company, the fiduciary for
a fund in which plaintiffs had invested, breached its duties of
loyalty and prudence in managing the fund. Fidelity won summary
judgment and plaintiffs appealed. B... More...
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Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Resident Pleads Guilty To Devising Scheme To Obtain Construction Contracts Set Aside For Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

A Utah man pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in federal court on February 16, 2018 for his role in a fraud scheme he devised to obtain government construction contracts set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Busi... More...
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State of Washington v. Oscar Raul Lopez Washington Supreme Court Building

The trial court found that Oscar Lopez's lawyer
was "fairly obvious[ly]" "severely handicapped" by depression during the pretrial
and trial phases of Lopez's case.' That finding was supported by the trial court's
own observations of defense counsel's performance—and sometimes failure to show
up—at trial. That finding was also supported by declarations and testimony
presented at... More...
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Qwinstar Corporation v. Curtis Anthony District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Qwinstar Corporation and Pro Logistics, LLC, engaged in negotiations that
culminated with Qwinstar agreeing to purchase Pro Logistics and employ its
owner—Curtis Anthony2—for a term of five years. A few months after the sale,
Qwinstar terminated Anthony’s employment and filed this lawsuit against him,
alleging that it did not receive the inventory it bargained for in the sale. Anth... More...
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Alejandro Moreno v. Nancy Berryhill Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Alejandro Moreno appeals the order of the
district court upholding the Social Security Administration’s
denial of his applications for Supplemental Security Income
and Disability Insurance Benefits. Mr. Moreno contends that,
among other shortcomings in the Administrative Law Judge’s
(“ALJ”) determination, he improperly relied on an outdated
mental-health assessment and fail... More...
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Maranda Lynn O'Donnell v. Harris County, Texas, et al. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Maranda ODonnell and other plaintiffs (collectively, “ODonnell”) brought a class action suit against Harris County, Texas, and a number of its officials—including County Judges,1 Hearing Officers, and the Sheriff (collectively, the “County”)—under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. ODonnell alleged the County’s system of setting bail for indigent misdemeanor arrestees violated Texas statutory and constitutional la... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

Jon R. Deutsch v. Annis Enterprises, Inc. Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Austin, Texas

This is a companion case to Deutsch v. Travis County Shoe Hospital, Inc., No. 16-51431, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 2647 (5th Cir. Feb. 2, 2018) (per curiam) (unpublished). Here, as there, Jon Deutsch appeals the dismissal, for want of Article III standing, of his claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). And here, as there, Deutsch appeals (1) the contempt order of the magistrate judge (... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - TX)

John Dragus v. Reliance Standard Insurance Company Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Plaintiff-appellant, John Dragus,
brought suit against defendant-appellee, Reliance Standard
Life Insurance Company (“Reliance”), under the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act for denial of long-term
disability (“LTD”) benefits. After the district court denied
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Dragus’ request for discovery outside the claim file record,
both parties moved for summary j... More...
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E.W. v. Rosemary Dolgos and WICOMICO County Sheriff's Department District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This matter involves a school resource officer’s decision to handcuff a calm, compliant elementary school student for fighting with another student three days prior. The child brought a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for excessive use of force in violation of the Fourth Amendment and several state law claims. On a motion for summary judgment, the district court concluded that the officer’s conduct d... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, Ahmad Rahami Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi Sentenced to Life in Prison for Executing September 2016 Bombing and Attempted Bombing in New York City

Ahmad Khan Rahimi, aka, Ahmad Rahami, 30, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sentenced to life in prison for his execution and attempted execution of bombings in New York City on Sept. 17, 2016.

“Today our legal system delivered on i... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - NY)

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