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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMAL COOPER UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

On March 31, 2014, the government obtained a 30-day electronic surveillance order authorizing the wiretapping of cellphones identified as “Target Telephone 1” (TT1) used by Eric Williams, and TT2 used by defendant-appellant Jamal Cooper. The government submitted a single application and the court issued a single wiretap order to cover both phones.
The government intercepted Cooper’s calls u... More...
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Natasha Meeks v. Autozone, Inc

Plaintiff and appellant Natasha Meeks contends that she suffered sexual
harassment on the job. She brought suit against her employer, defendant and appellant
AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone), and the alleged harasser, defendant and appellant Juan
Fajardo, pursuing claims of sexual harassment, failure to prevent sexual harassment, and
retaliation in violation of the Fair Employment and Hou... More...
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Michelle Dimanche v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority ("MBTA") appeals from the entry of a jury
verdict awarding over $2.6 million in damages to a black female
former employee who brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Mass.
Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4. She alleges, inter alia, that her
supervisors at the MBTA conspired to terminate her employment
because of her race. The jury awarde... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWIN CABRERA-RIVERA United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

Appellant Edwin Cabrera-Rivera
("Cabrera") was charged in a two-count indictment with production
and possession of child pornography. In a deal with the
government, he agreed to plead guilty to the possession count --
an offense with no mandatory minimum sentence -- and the government
agreed to dismiss the production count -- an offense with a
mandatory fifteen-year ... More...
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION v. BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

The pharmaceutical company Boehringer claimed attorney-client privilege over certain documents subpoenaed by the Federal Trade Commission. The attorney-client privilege applies to a communication between attorney and client if at least “one of the significant purposes” of the communication was to obtain or provide legal advice. In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., 756 F.3d 754, 758 (D.C. Cir. 2014)... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - DC)

United States of America v. Ramon Cobena Duenas United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

After trial by jury, Ramon Cobena Duenas was convicted of conspiring to exchange counterfeit currency, and dealing in counterfeit currency, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 473. On appeal, Cobena Duenas challenges his convictions, claiming that the government failed to prove he knew the transaction involved counterfeit United States currency. After review, we affirm.
I.
The essential f... More...
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United States of America v. Randall Charles Tucker, a/k/a "Bitcoin Baron"

Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Emergency Communications System and Other Municipal Websites

An Arizona man was sentenced on June 18, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona, for directing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at the computer networks of the City of Madison, Wisconsin.

Randall Charles Tucker, aka “Bitcoin Ba... More...
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United States of America v. Washington Healthcare Authority Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Seattle, WA - DOJ Reaches Settlement with Washington Health Care Authority to Improve Services to Patients Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
WA State Agency Administered ‘Apple Health’ in a Manner that Discriminated Against Patients Who Rely on Sign Language Interpreters

The U.S. Department of Justice, working through the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the Washington Health Care ... More...
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J. Donald Henson, Sr. v. Department of Health and Human Services Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

Plaintiff J. Donald Henson, Sr., appeals from the district court’s grant of summary judgment
* We have agreed to decide this case without oral argument because the briefs and record adequately present the facts and legal arguments, and oral argument would not significantly aid the court. See Fed. R. App. P. 34 (a)(2)(C).
2 No. 17-1750
for defendants on his claims under the Freedom of I... More...
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Travis Dean Wimberley v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Wimberley on four counts of indecency with a child by
sexual contact, a second-degree felony, and a fifth count of indecency with a child
by sexual exposure, a third-degree felony. See TEX. PENAL CODE § 21.11(a), (d).
All counts concerned the same 14-year-old complainant.
In January 2017, the trial court held a brief status hearing. Wimberley
expr... More...
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United States of America v. Kevin Patrick Mallory Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Jury Convicts Former CIA Officer of Espionage

A federal jury convicted a former Central Intelligence Agency case officer today on espionage charges related to his transmission of classified documents to an agent of the People’s Republic of China.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, in March and April 2017, Kevin Patrick Mallory, 61, of Lee... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Cooper Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Man Sentenced For $9 Million Credit Card Refund Scheme


A man who led a $9 million nationwide credit card fraud scheme was sentenced today to 10 years in prison.

According to court documents, Michael Cooper, 30, of Orlando, Florida, owned and operated several different entities for the sole purpose of defrauding credit card customers, credit card companies, and... More...
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Dawn D. Turnbull v. Lucerne Valley Unified School District

Plaintiff and respondent Dawn D. Turnbull sued defendants and appellants the
Lucerne Valley Unified School District (LVUSD), Tom Courtney, Suzette Davis, John
Buchanan, and Keri Gasper. Turnbull brought causes of action for (1) disclosing her
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private medical information (Civ. Code, § 1798.63); (2) invading her privacy (Pen.
Code, § 637.2); (3) interfering with her constituti... More...
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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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United States of America v. Christopher M. Hall Morelaw Internet Marketing Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Chicago Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Federal Prison for Producing and Sharing Child Pornography

A Chicago man has been sentenced to 28 years in federal prison for producing hundreds of photos and videos of child pornography.

CHRISTOPHER M. HALL, 44, arranged three sexual encounters for two underage girls whom he met through online mobile chat applications. One of t... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Moseley, Sr. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Ne York, NY - Owner Of Payday Lending Enterprise Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Orchestrating $220 Million Fraudulent Lending Scheme

Richard Moseley, Sr. was sentenced today to 120 months in prison, after having been found guilty in November 2017 of racketeering, fraud, and identity-theft offenses for operating an illegal payday lending enterprise in which MOSELEY charged illegally ... 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...
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State of Vermont v. Benjamin Charette

Defendant pled guilty to a charge of attempted luring of a child pursuant to 13
V.S.A. § 2828 based on his attempt to meet with a person he believed to be a minor child for the
purpose of having sex. The charging affidavit reflects that, after receiving complaints concerning
defendant’s inappropriate online contact with minors, an investigator, posing as a thirteen-year
old gir... More...
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United States of America v. Craig T. Pope United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola, FL - Local Inmate Pleads Guilty to Threatened Use of Weapon of Mass Destruction

Craig T. Pope, 29, pleaded guilty June 7, 2018 in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola to mailing threatening communications and threatened use of a weapon of mass destruction. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
<... More...
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United States of America v. Wenxia Man United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Wenxia Man appeals her conviction and sentence for conspiracy to export defense articles without a license or written approval in violation of the Arms Control Export Act, 22 U.S.C. § 2778; see also 22 C.F.R. §§ 121.1, 123.1, 127.1.
Case: 16-15635 Date Filed: 06/06/2018 Page: 1 of 44
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Her appeal requires us to decide whether sufficient evidence supports her conviction, including the d... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Brian C. Frelix

This case arises from an October 12, 2013, home invasion in Williamson County, Tennessee. The Defendant and a co-defendant entered a residence where the victims, a husband, wife, and two minor sons were present. The Defendant held the victims at gunpoint while the co-defendant searched the housefor valuables. AWilliamson County grand jury returned a fourteen-count indictment against the Defenda... More...   $0 (06-10-2018 - TN)

Ryan Smythe v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) appeals from an order denying its motion to
compel arbitration of an action brought by Ryan Smythe in his capacity as a driver for
Lyft, Inc. (Lyft). Smythe also drives for Uber. The court correctly found the action is
beyond the scope of Smythe’s arbitration agreement with Uber, so we affirm.
BACKGROUND
During the relevant period Smythe worked as... More...
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United States of America v. Kevin Patrick Mallory Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Jury Convicts Former CIA Officer of Espionage

A federal jury convicted a former Central Intelligence Agency case officer on June 8, 2018 on espionage charges related to his transmission of classified documents to an agent of the People’s Republic of China.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, in March and April 2017, Kevin Patrick Mallory, ... More...
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Jone Doe v. Trustees of Boston College, Paul J. Chebator, Carole Hughes, Catherine-Mary Rivera, Patrick J. Keating and Barbara Jones District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In October 2012, John Doe
("Doe") was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow Boston College
student during an off-campus school event sponsored by a student
organization. Pursuant to its written policies and procedures on
sexual assault, outlined in its 2012-2013 Student Guide (the
"Student Guide"), and Conduct Board Procedure, Boston College held
disciplinary proceedings ... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. PERRY DALE VANDEKIEFT

Perry and Tari VanDekieft2 married in September 2009. She called him her
“best friend,” and he considered her the same. In August 2014, the couple moved
into a home in rural Inwood located in the salvage yard where they worked. The
1 The capitalization and spacing of the Defendant–Appellant’s last name is inconsistent throughout the rec... More...
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