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Nicholas Lewis v. Scottrade, Inc. Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Nicholas Lewis filed this putative class action against Scottrade, Inc., a
securities brokerage firm, alleging violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices
Act, Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 407.010 et seq., breach of a common law fiduciary duty, and
unjust enrichment. After Lewis filed the action in the Southern District of California,
it was transferred to the Eastern District of Misso... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MO)

Samuel Duran v. U.S. Bank National Association

In our second encounter with this class action case, plaintiffs Samuel Duran and
Matt Fitzsimmons appeal from the trial court’s order denying class certification. This
case is a wage and hour class action challenging whether defendant U.S. Bank National
Association (Bank) had properly classified its business banking officers (BBOs) as
exempt employees under the outside salesperson ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - CA)

State of Minnesota vs. Matthew Vaughn Diamond STATE OF MINNESOTA IN SUPREME COURT

A homeowner in Chaska returned home to find that someone had kicked open her
attached garage’s side-entry door, entered her home, and taken jewelry, electronics, and a
safe. When police officers arrived to investigate the burglary, they discovered two key
pieces of evidence: shoe tread prints on the side-entry door, and, on the driveway, an
envelope with the name “S.W.” writt... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - MN)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ROBERT M. DENOMME

In August, 2014, a jury convicted Denomme of attempted criminal use of a financial card, a class B nonperson misdemeanor; attempted misdemeanor theft, a class B nonperson misdemeanor; and identity theft, a severity level 8 nonperson felony. The district court sentenced him to 18 months' probation, with an underlying sentence of 14 months' incarceration. The following facts are taken from Denomme's... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER R. WARD

Ward and his friend Andrew Rhodes formed and operated a construction business, All Construction Guaranteed Roofing and Restoration (ACG). Their financial arrangement was a loose one. They merely orally agreed to become general contractors who would supply materials and hire subcontractors to perform work on projects. Neither had a set salary; occasionally they would estimate profits and divide the... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

Western-Southern Life Assurance Company v. George W. Kaleh Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case involves a lender who sued a guarantor for the breach of three personal guarantees. George Kaleh signed the guarantee agreements in conjunction with a real-estate-development project, and Western-Southern Life Assurance Company financed the project. After the borrowers defaulted on the underlying loans, Western foreclosed on the property and sued Kaleh.
The district court conducted a... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - TX)

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)

Andrew Panico v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this putative class action, Plaintiff-Appellant Andrew Panico, who resides outside of the state of Delaware but signed a contract with a choice-of-law provision specifying application of Delaware state law, asserts that Defendant-Appellee Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”) violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“NJCFA”) by suing to co... More...   $0 (01-14-2018 - NJ)

Marie DiFiore v. CSL Behring, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marie DiFiore asserted claims against her former employer, CSL Behring, for retaliation in violation of the False Claims Act, and for wrongful discharge under a theory of constructive discharge in violation of Pennsylvania state
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law. The False Claims Act (“FCA”) includes an anti-retaliation provision for employee whistleblowers who engage in activity protected by the FCA. The District Co... More...
   $0 (01-14-2018 - PA)

Don Karms and Robert Parker v. Kathleen Shanahan, Sandra McKeon Crow and New Jersey Transit District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Don Karns and Robert Parker filed civil rights actions against the New Jersey Transit Corporation (“NJ Transit”) and NJ Transit Officers Kathleen Shanahan and Sandra McKeon Crowe in their official and individual capacities, alleging violations of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Officers Shanahan and Crowe arrested Karns and Parker for defiant trespass and obstruction of justice after... More...   $0 (01-14-2018 - NJ)

Golden Eagle Land Investment, L.P. v. Rancho Sante Fe Association

This is an appeal and cross-appeal from an anti-SLAPP ruling which granted the
defense motion to strike in part and denied it in part. (Code Civ. Proc.,1 § 425.16.)
Plaintiff and appellant Golden Eagle Land Investment, L.P. (Golden Eagle) and its
coplaintiff and appellant Mabee Trust (the Trust; sometimes together, Appellants)2 own
real property in the vicinity of Rancho Santa Fe. ... More...
   $0 (01-14-2018 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Mario Donte Keene Mario Keene Sentenced To Life In Prison

Amanda Harris, who was charged with felony murder for her participation in the victim’s death, testified at trial that, prior to her participation in the offenses at issue, she was addicted to crack cocaine and Xanax. She stated that she had taken drugs since she was in the eighth grade and that she had previously been convicted of theft, domestic violence, and reckless endangerment with the use ... More...   $0 (01-13-2018 - TN)

Thomas J. Litterer and Mary L. Litterer vs. Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC

This case requires us to determine the legal relationship between the recording
deadline for a lis pendens in Minn. Stat. § 582.043, subd. 7(b), and the excusable neglect
provision in Minn. R. Civ. P. 6.02.
Enacted by the Legislature in 2013, Minn. Stat. § 582.043 (2016) requires mortgage
servicers to notify mortgagors of loss mitigation options before referring the mortgage f... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - MN)

United States of America v. William G. Horn Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Edmond Sports Marketing Agent Sentenced to 15 Months for Tax Fraud Through Non-Profit

WILLIAM G. HORN, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was sentenced on January 12, 2017 to fifteen months in federal prison for making false statements on federal tax returns for The Tommie Harris Foundation, a non-profit corporation.

According to charges filed on September 6, 2017, Horn was... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OK)

Jermichael T. Smith v. The State of Texas 12th Court of Appeals Courthouse in Tyler, Texas

On April 22, 2016, Appellant drove Jordan Downs to Lynch’s Convenience Store (Lynch’s). Downs attempted to cash a check inside the store. The cashier refused to cash the check because it looked similar to a check that a previous customer brought in and that was recently returned to the store as fraudulent. After confirming that Downs arrived in the same vehicle as the previous customer and that... More...   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

ABM Industries Overtime Cases

Respondent ABM Industries, Inc. (collectively with related respondents, ABM) is
a large facility services company with employees throughout the United States, including
thousands of janitorial workers at hundreds of job sites in California. Appellants
(referred to herein as plaintiffs) are present or former ABM janitorial employees. On
behalf of themselves and similarly situated Ca... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ALEXANDER ROBECK MARTIN

We review a sentence for reasonableness, applying “a deferential abuse-of
discretion standard.” Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 41 (2007). In evaluating a
district court’s Guidelines calculations, we review the district court’s legal conclusions de
novo and its factual findings for clear error. United States v. Thompson, 874 F.3d 412,
414 (4th Cir. 2017). We will find cl... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NC)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. JESSE SANTIFORT Kenly officer charged in Taser death back in court

On 3 March 2016, Santifort was employed as a police officer with the Kenly
Police Department. On that date, he became involved in a vehicle pursuit that had
been initiated by deputies employed by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
Eventually, Alexander Thompson — the driver of the vehicle being pursued —
wrecked his truck in an open field. Shortly after calling in the wreck,... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NC)

State of Tennessee v. Jeffrey Wayne Hughes

On October 24, 2016, the defendant pled guilty to one count of theft over $250,000 from victim Lawrence County Fire and Rescue, Inc. (“Lawrence County Fire and Rescue”), one count of theft between $10,000 and $60,000 from victim Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department (“Crossroads”), and six counts of money laundering. The State agreed to dismiss eighty-one additional counts of money laundering as p... More...   $0 (01-10-2018 - TN)

Thomas Robert Bucher, Jr. v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

In 2012, Bucher stole tools and equipment from his father’s garage. Following
his arrest, the State charged Bucher with burglary, a Class C felony, and theft, a
Class D felony. Bucher pleaded guilty to burglary and the trial court sentenced
him to eight years with six of those years suspended to probation.
[3] Bucher was released from incarceration and began probation on June... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - IN)

Commodores Entertainment Corporation v. Thomas McClary and Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this common-law trademark case, Thomas McClary appeals from an order granting judgment as a matter of law to Commodores Entertainment Corporation (CEC) and converting a preliminary injunction into a permanent one against McClary and his corporation, Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC. The dispute concerned ownership of the mark “The Commodores,” the name of a famous Grammy Award–winning rhythm and... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - FL)

Sheldon Fong v. East West Bank

Plaintiff Sheldon Fong is an octogenarian real estate investor who sought to help
some younger friends establish a real estate business. He borrowed money in his own
name and stood behind two loans that he helped the new business procure from defendant
East West Bank (Bank). When some of these transactions ended badly, Fong brought
this action, alleging conversion and financial abu... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - CA)

Julianne M. Gross vs. Jackson County, Missouri Jackson County, Missouri

Wife and Husband were married on May 19, 2006, and three children were born of the
marriage. On February 6, 2015, Wife filed a petition for dissolution. On Wife’s motion, the
court appointed GAL Abraham Kuhl to represent the minor children during the proceedings.
The court ordered that both Wife and Husband contribute $1,000 each as security to be applied
to GAL Kuhl’s fees ... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - MO)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EX REL. LAURENCE SCHNEIDER, ET AL. AND LAURENCE SCHNEIDER v. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ET AL. U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit

Appellant Laurence Schneider – also called a Relator – brought a qui tam suit under the False Claims Act against JPMorgan Chase, alleging that Chase falsely claimed compliance with a Settlement it, and a number of other large banks, reached with the United States and state governments. The Settlement – and it is a massive one, costing Chase alone $1.1 billion of cash and over $4.2 billion of in-k... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - DC)

United States of America v. Leslie Michelle Hays Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Fresno, California

Fresno, CA - Fresno Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing More than $1.5M from International Food Distribution Company

Leslie Michelle Hays, 49, of Fresno pleaded guilty on January 8, 2017 to one count of wire fraud for embezzling funds from her employer, Borges USA, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to the plea agreement, Hays was the director of human resources fro... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - CA)

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