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Estate of Linda Faye Jones, et al. v. Chidren's Hospital and Health System Inc., Pensin Plan Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Three days into retirement and three
days before the start of her pension, Linda Faye Jones died.
The Administrative Committee, which oversees the Children’s
Hospital and Health System, Inc. Pension Plan, denied
the pension to Linda’s daughter and beneficiary, Kishunda
Jones. The Committee reasoned that only spouses are entitled
to benefits under the Plan when a participant... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - WI)

Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - KY)

Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Eric Erb Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Central Islip, New York

Central Islip, NY - Former Long Island Investment Adviser Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Stealing $3 Million from Investors

On April 13, 2018, in federal court in Central Islip, New York, Eric Erb, a former investment adviser and hedge fund manager, was sentenced by United States District Judge Arthur D. Spatt to 57 months’ imprisonment to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release.... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Richard Cundari Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Doylestown Man to Pay $307,500 to Resolve Civil False Claims Allegations That He Illegally Received Federal Disability Benefits While Concealing Substantial Other Income

Richard Cundari, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay $307,500 to resolve civil fraud claims under the False Claims Act. The government’s claims concern allegations that Cundari applied for an... More...
   $307500 (01-14-2018 - PA)

Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

These matters are before the court on the respondent’s Petition for Panel
Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc. We also have responses from the petitioner and the
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, in addition to amici curiae briefs from the
United States and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. We also have several motions pending
seeking to file additional amici curiae briefs.
2More...
   $0 (11-10-2017 - OK)

Mahan v. Charles W. Chan Insurance Agency, Inc. et al.

In this appeal we consider whether two plaintiffs, 86-year-old Frederick Mahan
(Fred) and his 79-year-old wife Martha Mahan (Martha),1 have stated a viable claim
under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (the Elder Abuse Act or
the Act)2
against Charles W. Chan (Chan), the Charles W. Chan Insurance Agency, Inc.
(the Chan Agency), Omar Kaddoura (Kaddoura), C... More...
   $0 (08-23-2017 - CA)

Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal, Warden, Oklahoma State Penitentirary United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Patrick Dwayne Murphy asserts he was tried in the wrong court. He
challenges the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma state court in which he was convicted of
murder and sentenced to death. He contends he should have been tried in federal
court because he is an Indian and the offense occurred in Indian country. We agree
and remand to the district court to issue a writ of habeas corpus vaca... More...
   $0 (08-14-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. James P. Smith Federal Courthouse - Peoria, Illinois

Peoria, IL - Decatur Insurance Agent Sentenced for Fraud Scheme, Money Laundering

Chief U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid on July 20, 2017 sentenced James P. Smith, an independent insurance agent, to 63 months in federal prison for defrauding his clients from February 2011 to July 2016. Smith, 61, of the 5400 block of Traughber Road, Decatur, Ill., was also ordered to pay $349,777 in re... More...
   $0 (07-24-2017 - IL)

Fredrick Mahan v. Charles W. Chan Insurance Agency, Inc.

In this appeal we consider whether two plaintiffs, 86-year-old Frederick Mahan
(Fred) and his 79-year-old wife Martha Mahan (Martha)1
have stated a viable claim under
the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (the Elder Abuse Act or the
Act)
2
against Charles W. Chan (Chan), the Charles W. Chan Insurance Agency, Inc. (the
Chan Agency), Omar Kaddoura (Kadd... More...
   $0 (06-03-2017 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. PATRICIA STUWARD Ohio Third District Court of Appeals

On November 24th, 2015, Ms. Veda Joyce Kidd (“Ms. Kidd”), then
74 years old, began communicating with a person whom Ms. Kidd believed was
General Gary Patten (“General Patten”) via Facebook Messenger. During the
course of their exchanges, approximately two to three times a day, Ms. Kidd was
led to believe that General Patten was in love with her and they were going to get More...
   $0 (05-31-2017 - OH)

United States of America v. Christopher Cervino, a/k/a "Smity" and Sheik F.l Khan, a/k/a "Abida Khan"

New York, NY - Investment Adviser And Broker Found Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court Of Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud, Conspiracy And Aggravated Identity Theft Charges

CHRISTOPHER CERVINO, a/k/a “Smitty,” and SHEIK F. KHAN, a/k/a “Abida Khan,” were found guilty in Manhattan federal court after a three-week jury trial before U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter, Jr. for their roles in a sec... More...
   $0 (03-24-2017 - NY)

TREVOR LANGKAMP v. THE UNITED STATES


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In this breach of contract matter, plaintiff, Trevor Langkamp, alleges that the government has breached the Settlement Agreement that his parents ent... More...
   $0 (03-21-2017 - DC)

United States of America v. Blake Bancroft Richards

Atlanta, GA - Former Investment Advisor Sentenced for Defrauding Investors of Over $3.2 Million

Buford investment advisor Blake Bancroft Richards has been sentenced for stealing over $3.2 million from his clients. The defendant used client funds to make personal loan payments, take personal trips, and pay other personal expenses.

“Investors trusted Richards to invest their money... More...
   $3749485 (09-09-2016 - GA)

United States of America v. Gary Edward Hibbing

Tulsa, OK - Former Insurance Agency Owner Sentenced to Over Two Years For Defrauding Clients Out of More Than $500,000

Gary Edward Hibbing, a former insurance agent and owner of Grand Lake Investments and Insurance in Grove, Oklahoma, was sentenced to serve 27 months in prison for implementing a fraudulent scheme that caused his clients to lose $505,126. In addition to the prison sentence... More...
   $0 (08-19-2016 - OK)

RSL FUNDING, LLC v. CHEVEZE D. PIPPINS, DANIEL P. MORRIS, DONNA M. O'BRIEN, METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, METLIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF CONNECTICUT AND METLIFE INVESTORS USA INSURANCE CO.

The trial court and appellate decisions underlying this interlocutory appeal predate, but
implicate, our decision in Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. v. Gobellan, 433 S.W.3d 542 (Tex. 2014). There
we said that “a party who litigate[s] one claim with an opponent d[oes] not substantially invoke the
litigation process for a related yet distinct claim against another party with whom it had an arbit... More...
   $0 (07-02-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Levi David Lindemann

Minneapolis, MN - Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Clients In Minnesota And Wisconsin

Levi David Lindemann, pleaded guilty to stealing from investment advisory clients. LINDEMANN was indicted on December 22, 2015, for one count of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. He pleaded guilty today to the entire indictment against him before U.S. District Judge Donovan W... More...
   $0 (03-01-2016 - MN)

United States of America v. Sarah E.K. Laux a/k/a “Sarah Kitzke”

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee-Area Attorney Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Defrauding Financial Institutions and Clients, Money Laundering, and Filing a False Tax Return

Sarah E.K. Laux a/k/a “Sarah Kitzke” (age 35) of Mequon, Wisconsin, was sentenced before Judge Charles N. Clevert, Jr. on charges of bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, and tax fraud. Laux was senten... More...
   $0 (02-03-2016 - WI)

United States of America v. Caramadre

We sketch the origin and travel of the case, assuming the reader's familiarity with a number of other judicial opinions.
See, e.g., W. Reserve Life Assur. Co. of Ohio v. ADM Assocs., LLC, 737 F.3d 135 (1st Cir. 2013); United States v. Caramadre, No. 11186, 2014 WL 409336 (D.R.I. Feb. 3, 2014); United States v. Caramadre, No. 11-186, 2013 WL 7138109 (D.R.I. Nov. 26, 2013); United States v. Ca... More...
   $0 (01-02-2016 - RI)

David Loppi v. United Investors Life Insurance Co. et al

In 2003, Robert Loppi purchased a life insurance policy from United Investors Life
Insurance Co. (United Investors), in which, the parties agree, he initially named his wife,
Marilyn Loppi, as the beneficiary. In 2008, Marilyn2 filed for divorce from Robert. On July 19,
2008, Robert was served with the summons and complaint in that divorce action. However, on
July 17, 2008, ... More...
   $0 (11-16-2015 - NJ)

United States of America v. Sunil Sharma

San Diego, CA - Broker Immediately Remanded into Custody to Begin Serving 33 Month Sentence

Stock broker Sunil Sharma of Carlsbad was sentenced in federal court today to 33 months in custody for stealing more than $6 million from local investors by falsely claiming their funds were safely placed in conservative investments when, in reality, he was pursuing a risky day trading strategy th... More...
   $0 (09-15-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Benita Dinkins-Robinson

Columbia, SC - Former Charter School Director Sentenced to 42 Months for Embezzling Government Funds

Benita Dinkins-Robinson, age 40, of Bishopville, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, for embezzling government funds in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641. United States Chief District Judge Terry Wooten sentenced Dinkins-Robinson to 42 months’ imprisonme... More...
   $0 (08-26-2015 - SC)

Thomas J. McFarland v. A. Stephenson Wallace

After filing for bankruptcy in 2011, Thomas McFarland claimed a number of
exemptions from his bankruptcy estate. This appeal concerns two such claims,
which are opposed by Trustee A. Stephenson Wallace. Before us, McFarland
requests exemption for: (1) an annuity worth well over $150,000; and (2) the
nearly $15,000 cash surrender value of a whole life insurance policy. The
bankr... More...
   $0 (06-22-2015 - GA)

United States of America v. Sunil Sharma

SAN DIEGO, CA – Stock broker Sunil Sharma of Carlsbad pleaded guilty in federal court, admitting that he stole more than $6 million from local investors by falsely claiming their funds were safe through conservative investments when, in reality, he was pursuing a risky day trading strategy that ultimately turned into a massive Ponzi scheme.

According to his plea agreement, Sharma covere... More...
   $0 (06-04-2015 - CA)

Michael Ney v. Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company

After the death of Shawn Ney (Shawn), his father, Michael Ney (Michael), filed a claim under a life insurance contract naming Shawn as the insured and Michael as the sole beneficiary. Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company (FBL) denied payment of the death benefit under the policy. Michael then filed a lawsuit seeking the policy value of the death benefit. The district court granted summary judgment i... More...   $0 (06-04-2015 - KS)

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