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Abraham Aleiandro Gonzalez-Alarcon v. Adrian P. Macias District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abraham Gonzalez-Alarcon filed a habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241
alleging specific facts which, if proven, would demonstrate that he is a United States
citizen. He seeks release from custody from Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(“ICE”) following ICE’s reinstatement of a prior order of removal on that basis.
Dismissing Gonzalez-Alarcon’s petition, the district court concl... More...
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J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC v. City of San Jose

Plaintiff SV Care operated a medical marijuana collective in a commercial zoning
district in San Jose. Plaintiff J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC owns the building in which SV
Care operated. Defendants City of San Jose and City of San Jose Appeals Hearing Board
(collectively, the City) determined that a medical marijuana collective was not an
authorized use of the subject property and... More...
   $0 (03-20-2018 - CA)

United States of America, ex rel. Frank Solis v. Schering-Plough Corporation; Merck & Co. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Frank Solis appeals from the dismissal of his False
Claims Act action against three pharmaceutical companies.
We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm
in part and vacate and remand in part.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. hired Solis to promote
sales of a cardiovascular drug, Integrilin. He moved to
Schering-Plough Corp. after Schering acquired the... More...
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The State charged Gonzalez with aggravated burglary, attempted felony theft, and misdemeanor criminal damage to property. The State's charges were based upon an allegation that Gonzalez had broken into the home of Osvaldo Erives, the husband of his ex-girlfriend, Sonia Cisneros-Erives on April 16, 2014. Gonzalez' two children with Cisneros also resided in Osvaldo's home.

Before his jur... More...
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Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises

In this appeal, plaintiff Petrolink, Inc. (Petrolink) seeks a modification of a
judgment entered in its favor on its cause of action for specific performance. Petrolink
leased a parcel of undeveloped property from defendant Lantel Enterprises (Lantel),
pursuant to a lease agreement that included a provision allowing the lessee to purchase
the property at the fair market valu... More...
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In August 2014, law enforcement investigated a rural area in Greenwood County, Kansas after receiving a report of a possible grow operation from a tree-cutting crew. They located large plants at various levels of maturity. The plants were in rows, weeds had been pulled, there were paths between the rows of plants, and the area was clear of debris and brush—allowing law enforcement to infer that so... More...   $0 (03-18-2018 - KS)

Quanta Computer, Inc. v. Japan Communications, Inc.

A Taiwanese company entered into a contract to
manufacture and sell cellular telephones to a Japanese
company. The parties negotiated a forum selection clause
mandating that any dispute be resolved in a California court
under California law. Nothing in the creation, performance,
or alleged breach of the contract has any connection to
California. The Taiwanese company filed ... More...
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In the early hours of September 15, 2005, nine shots were fired through a
3 bedroom window of an apartment in Clovis, killing ten-year-old Carlos Perez. Carlos
4 had been sleeping in the bedroom he shared with his older brother, the intended
5 victim, seventeen-year-old Ruben Perez.
6 {4} That night there were two distinct groups of actors involved in the shooting:
7 one group... More...
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The State charged Defendant with an open count of first-degree murder, a
5 “capital felony,” see NMSA 1978, § 30-2-1(A) (1994), and with one count each of
6 first-degree kidnapping, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. The charging
7 document specifically alleged two aggravating circumstances related to the
8 first-degree murder charge: (1) Defendant committed the murder wi... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy J. Beverly United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Florida Airplane Broker Sentenced to Over Seven Years for Tax and Wire Fraud

A Pompano Beach, Florida, resident was sentenced today to 90 months in prison for filing fraudulent tax returns, wire fraud, and filing false monthly reports with the U.S. Probation Office announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Divisi... More...
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Joan Groening v. Glen Lake Community Schools, et al. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Small towns are no stranger to fractious school-board politics.
Maple City, Michigan is no exception. The school-district superintendent and school-board
president both had strong personalities, which made for tense board meetings and heated
disagreements. Some controversies even made their way into the local paper. And now one has
made its way into federal court. Joan Groening, th... More...
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United States of America v. Melvin Andrew Morris Eastern District of Michigan Countroom - Bay City, Michigan

This case returns us to the serial litigation over the
meaning of the terms “physical force” and “crime of violence.” Melvin Morris was convicted of
one count of distribution of cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841, and was sentenced as a
No. 16-1349 United States v. Morris Page 2
career offender under United States Sentencing Guideline (USSG) § 4B1.1. Morris challen... More...
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George Corley v. San Bernardino County Fire Protection District

George Corley filed this action against his former employer, the San Bernardino
County Fire Protection District (the District).1 The trial court held a jury trial on a single
cause of action for age discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (Gov.
Code, § 12900 et seq.).2 The jury rendered a special verdict in which it found that
Corley's age was a substantial mo... More...
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Gezel Saheli v. White Memorial Medical Center

White Memorial Medical Center (White Memorial) and
Juan Barrio, M.D. (together, Defendants) challenge the denial in
part of their petition to compel arbitration of claims brought
against them by Gezel Saheli, M.D. Although the trial court
ordered Saheli to arbitrate the majority of her claims, it refused
to compel arbitration of her claims brought pursuant to Civil
Code sec... More...
   $0 (03-15-2018 - CA)

Roxanne Adams v. Naphcare, Inc., et al. Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

This case arises from the events surrounding the death of Jamycheal Mitchell. His personal representative, Roxanne Adams, brought this action on his behalf, asserting claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against Debra K. Ferguson and forty-nine other defendants. Ferguson moved to dismiss all claims against her; the district court denied the motion. Ferguson appeals. For the reasons that fol... More...   $0 (03-14-2018 - VA)

AO Alpha-Bank v. Oleg Nikolaevich Yakovlev

Plaintiff AO Alpha Bank (Alpha Bank) initiated this lawsuit pursuant to the
Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Act (Recognition Act; Code Civ. Proc.,
§§ 1713–1725)1 to recognize a Russian judgment against defendant Oleg Nikolaevich
Yakovlev. Yakovlev moved for summary judgment, arguing the judgment could not be
recognized because (1) the Russian court lacked personal jurisdict... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - CA)

Pauline Burkhart v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This appeal, brought by three tobacco companies (“Appellants”), challenges on multiple grounds the judgment entered against them and in favor of Pauline Burkhart for compensatory and punitive damages. The judgment was awarded after a bifurcated, ten-day trial in which the jury found in Burkhart’s favor on her claims of negligence, strict liability, fraudulent concealment, and civil conspiracy. Thi... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Edward Shaw v. City of Selmas Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

A Selma Police officer shot and killed Ananias Shaw, who was coming toward him with a hatchet. Shaw’s estate brought 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims for excessive force and false arrest and state law tort claims against Officer Desmond Williams, former Selma Police Chief William Riley, and the City of Selma. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants and the estate has appealed... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - AL)

Edward Lewis Tobinick, M.D. v. M.D. Seven Novella, et al. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Edward Tobinick appeals the District Court’s award of attorney’s fees to Dr. Steven Novella. Dr. Tobinick argues both that the District Court’s decision to award attorney’s fees and the amount of fees it awarded were made in error. This case presents an issue of first impression for our circuit. That is, whether the “exceptional case” standard for awarding attorney’s fees in Patent Act cases, ... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Klean W. Hollywood, LLC v. The Superior Court of California, Langston Jackson, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Klean W. Hollywood, LLC (Klean), a voluntary
drug abuse treatment facility, was sued by real party Langston
Jackson, who had enrolled at the facility to obtain treatment
for drug addiction. Jackson blamed Klean for the injuries he
suffered after smuggling heroin into his room and injecting it
late one night. Jackson claimed that Klean was negligent in
failing to ... 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...
   $0 (03-10-2018 - CO)

United States of America v. Dameion Highley District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Defendant Dameion Higley filed a motion for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 in
the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He argued that his
conviction for using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence should be vacated
because armed bank robbery is not a crime of violence under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c).
The district court denied the motion as untimely or alternati... More...
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United States of America v. David Robert McFarland Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

David McFarland appeals the district court’s order revoking his supervised
release pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3583. He contends that he was denied his right of
cross-examination at the preliminary hearing and that the evidence was insufficient to
support the criminal allegations underlying the revocation. We dismiss the first
argument for lack of jurisdiction and affirm on the second.... More...
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Sherida Felders v. Brain Bairett and Jeff Malcom Tenth Circuit Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

This is a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 case; the single issue presented involves the costs to
be awarded Plaintiffs after they prevailed at trial against Defendant Brian Bairett.
Ordinarily prevailing parties can recover litigation costs from their opponent. See
Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(d)(1). But Fed. R. Civ. P. 68 allows “a party defending against a
claim” to limit his liability for the other side... More...
   $0 (03-10-2018 - UT)

Ming Dai v. Jefferson B. Sessiona III Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Ming Dai is a citizen of China. He testified that he was
beaten, arrested, jailed, and denied food, water, sleep, and
medical care because he tried to stop the police from forcing
his wife to have an abortion. The Board of Immigration
Appeals (BIA) nevertheless found that Dai was not eligible
for asylum or withholding of removal.
There is one clear and simple issue in this ... More...
   $0 (03-09-2018 - CA)

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