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The State of Texas v. Albert G. Hill III

This case is before us on remand from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The State of Texas appealed the trial court’s order dismissing with prejudice four indictments against Albert G. Hill III. In our original opinion, we held the trial court erred in conducting a pretrial evidentiary hearing on Hill’s motion to quash and dismiss the indictments because Hill did not establish a prima fac... More...   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

Larry D. Lincoln; Brad C. Mosbrucker v. BNSF Raiway Company District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

Several years after a tank car spill accident, Larry D. Lincoln and Brad C.
Mosbrucker (collectively “Appellants”) advised BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”)
that medical conditions attributable to the accident rendered them partially,
permanently disabled and prevented them from working outdoors. Upon learning of
Appellants’ alleged medical conditions, BNSF removed Appellants from serv... More...
   $0 (08-20-2018 - KS)

Ron Hacker as Trustee, etc. v. Homeward Residential, Inc.

Ron Hacker (Hacker), as successor trustee to the 1713
Stearns LaVerne Family Trust (Stearns), sued Homeward
Residential, Inc., (Homeward) formerly known as American
Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. (AHMSI); Sand Canyon
Corporation, formerly known as Option One Mortgage
Corporation (Sand Canyon); Western Progressive, LLC (Western
Progressive); Deutsche Bank National Trust Compa... More...
   $0 (08-20-2018 - CA)

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ryan K. Zinke Montana District Federal Courthouse - Missoula, Montana

This Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) case concerns the Upper Missouri River Valley Distinct Population Segment of Arctic Grayling (“arctic grayling”), a cold-water fish in the Salmonidae family. Before us is a challenge to the Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”)’s decision not to list the arctic grayling as an endangered or threatened species under the ESA. Plaintiffs-Appellants Center for Biological... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - MT)

United States of America v. The Walt Disney Company, et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - The United States of America sued The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. on clayton Act violation theories.

COMPETITIVE IMPACT STATEMENT
Plaintiff United States of America ("United States"), pursuant to Section 2(b) of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act ("APPA" or "Tunney Act"), 15 U.S.C. § 16(b)-(h), files this Competitive Impact Statement r... More...
   $0 (08-19-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Evan Greebel Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - New York Attorney Sentenced to 18 Months’ Imprisonment for Securities Fraud and Wire Fraud Conspiracies, and Ordered to Pay More Than $10 Million in Restitution
Evan Greebel Conspired with Martin Shkreli to Steal Millions of Dollars from a Biopharmaceutical Company and Conceal the Scheme

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Evan Greebel, a former partner at the ... More...
   $0 (08-18-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Paul R. Hansmeier District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota Attorney Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges In Connection With Multi-Million Dollar Pornography Film Copyright Fraud Scheme

PAUL R. HANSMEIER, 37, pled guilty to orchestrating a multi-million dollar fraud scheme to obtain payments from extortion victims to settle sham copyright infringement lawsuits by lying to state and federal courts throughout the country. HAN... More...
   $0 (08-18-2018 - MN)

LARRY D. LINCOLN; BRAD C. MOSBRUCKER v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

On October 9, 2007, a BNSF tank car sprung a leak near where Appellants were working, exposing Appellants to 2-chlorobenzyl chloride. Following the tank car spill accident, Appellants attempted, for over two years, to negotiate a monetary settlement with BNSF as to the injuries they sustained from the accident. During that two-year period, Appellants continued to perform their duties as MOW wo... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - )

United States of America v. Deborah Brabant-Scriner District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Deborah Brabant-Scribner incurred half a million dollars in tax liabilities,
waited until the IRS was on the brink of taking her home, and then offered to pay a
tiny fraction of her debt. She now argues that the district court1 could not approve the
seizure of her home until the IRS first responded to her offer. She is mistaken.
When this case began, Brabant-Scribner owed $577,940.... More...
   $0 (08-17-2018 - MN)

GRANT FRITSCH, an individual v. SWIFT TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF ARIZONA, LLC

Because the issues in this appeal arise from a defendant’s removal of a case filed in state court to federal court, we begin with the relevant background principles for such a removal. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a), a defendant may remove certain actions filed in state court to a district court so long as a federal court has jurisdiction over the action, and certain procedural requirements are met. T... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

United States of America, ex rel. Brian Thomas v. Lincare, Inc. Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - Durable Medical Equipment Provider Lincare Pays $5.25 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Lincare, Inc., has paid $5.25 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute by offering illegal price reductions to Medicare beneficiaries, U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced today. Headquartered in... More...
   $0 (08-17-2018 - IL)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHAKA FATTAH, SR., KAREN NICHOLAS, ROBERT BRAND, HERBERT VEDERMAN

During the 1980s and ’90s, Fattah served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a Senator. In 1995, Fattah was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. In 2006, Fattah launched an unsuccessful run for Mayor of Philadelphia, setting in motion the events that wo... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PA)

Jason Springer v. Cleveland Clinic; Employee Health Plan Total Care Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Sometimes it’s easier to seek forgiveness than permission. Jason Springer hoped as much when he arranged air ambulance transportation for his son before his employee benefit plan could verify his membership and authorize the service. But the plan administrator denied Springer’s claim for coverage because he did not obtain the precertification required for nonemergency transportation. The district ... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - OH)

Shameka Winslett v. 1811 27th Avenue, LLC

Shameka Winslett filed a complaint asserting various claims against her former
landlord Yugal Sagi and his LLC after he failed to make repairs to her apartment and filed
an unlawful detainer action against her. Sagi responded by filing an anti-SLAPP motion to
strike three of these claims, for retaliation and retaliatory eviction under Civil Code section
1942.5,1
former subdivis... More...
   $0 (08-15-2018 - )

United States of America v. City of Minneakpolis District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Minneapolis, MN - Justice Department Reaches Agreement with the City of Minneapolis to Resolve Disability and Genetic Information Discrimination Complaint

The Justice Department today announced that it reached an agreement with the City of Minneapolis to resolve its lawsuit alleging discrimination on the basis of disability and genetic information. The Justice Department’s complaint alleg... More...
   $0 (08-14-2018 - MN)

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)

State of Ohio v. Anthony Braswell

The following evidence was offered at trial. The accuser in this case, “S.L.,” is Braswell’s former girlfriend. S.L.’s relationship with Braswell ended in 2008 or 2009. On Friday, March 25, 2016, S.L. was at her house, located at 902 Prospect Street, in Toledo, Ohio. S.L. shared the home with her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s son. S.L. had arranged to take the boy to her sister’s for t... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

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...
   $0 (08-14-2018 - CA)

Property California SCJLW One Corporation v. Kris Leamy

Defendants Robin and Kris Leamy appeal from a final judgment entered in favor
of plaintiff Property California SCJLW One Corporation. The judgment was entered
based on an order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment regarding a
settlement agreement (Agreement) involving attorney fees that contained a standard
general release. Defendants contend summary judgment was improp... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - CA)

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)

United States of America v. Jameka Coffey Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A Starkville, Mississippi tax return preparer pleaded guilty on August 10, 2018 to aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of a false tax return.

According to documents and information provided to the court, from early 2012 through April 2016, Jameka Coffey managed ABS Tax Services, a ta... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - MS)

CRISTA GRIMWOOD v. CHANNON FARRELL

In October 2016, the district court approved a settlement resolving a business dispute between Grimwood and Farrell that included a mutual restraining order the parties had prepared and asked the court to enter. The district court did enter that mutual restraining order and, not quite six months later, Farrell filed a motion and affidavit asking for an order directing Grimwood to appear and show c... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

Lawrence Rubin Montoya v. Detective Martin E. Vigil, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A jury convicted fourteen-year-old Lawrence Montoya for the New Year’s
Day murder of a teacher from his school. After serving over thirteen years in
prison, Montoya brought post-conviction claims for ineffective assistance of
counsel and actual innocence. The prosecution agreed to a compromise resulting
in Montoya’s release from prison. He then sued several detectives involved in t... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - CO)

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)

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