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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...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

PATRICK A. SANTERAMO vs STATE OF FLORIDA

The defendant was tried by a jury and found guilty of money laundering, three counts of violating campaign contribution laws, two counts of organized scheme to defraud, and two counts of grand theft. The State concedes that the defendant will be placed in double jeopardy if convicted of both organized scheme to defraud and grand theft based on the same conduct. See, e.g., Pizzo v. State, 945 So.... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

COMMONWEALTH vs. JOSE TORRES Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

In this appeal, we consider whether a defendant's conviction of stalking should be reversed where, at
his trial, a Superior Court judge denied his motion for access to records held in the victim compensation file maintained by the Attorney General. The defendant was charged with nine
offenses, including stalking, strangulation or suffocation,
assault and battery causing serious bod... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - MA)

Rockefeller Technology Investments (Asia II) v. Changzhou Sinotype Technology Co., LTD

This appeal concerns an aborted international business
deal between Changzhou SinoType Technology Company, Ltd.
(SinoType), a Chinese company, and Rockefeller Technology
Investments (Asia) VII (Rockefeller Asia), an American
investment partnership. When the relationship between the two
entities soured, Rockefeller Asia pursued contractual arbitration
against SinoType in Los... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - CA)

Duncan E. Prince v. Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc. v. Erm Insurance Brokers, Inc., Cross-defendant and Appellant

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant Duncan E. Prince obtained a judgment of
$647,706.48 against defendant and cross-complainant Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc.
(Invensure). Invensure took nothing on its cross-complaint against Prince and his related
business entity, cross-defendant ERM Insurance... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - CA)

Tommy Dowdy and Sharon Morris-Dowdy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

In 2014, Appellant Tommy Dowdy suffered a serious
injury to his left leg as the result of an automobile accident.
His leg was eventually amputated below the knee. Mr.
Dowdy and his wife, Sharon Morris-Dowdy, sought
accidental dismemberment benefits under an employee
welfare benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Appellee
... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this toxic tort suit, Rhonda Williams appeals the District Court’s grant of summary judgment against her and in favor of Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (“Mosaic”).
* Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation.
Case: 17-10894 Date Filed: 05/14/2018 Page: 1 of 22
2
Ms. Williams alleged that toxic substances emitted fr... More...
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Tana S. Cutfliff, et al. v. Nathan Paul Reuter; Kathleen Reuter Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Jefferson City, Missouri

Appellants (the “Creditors”) are attempting to collect on judgments against
Vertical Group, LLC (“Vertical”) and Nathan Reuter by levying assets now belonging
to Nathan’s wife, Kathleen. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the district court’s2
orders granting summary judgment to Kathleen and to Nathan and denying partial
summary judgment to the Creditors.
I.
As we have ... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - MO)

IIG Wireless, Inc. v. John Yi and Lauren Kim

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant IIG Wireless, Inc. (IIG) obtained a
judgment of $401,860 against defendant and cross-complainant John Yi. IIG also sued
Lauren Kim, Yi’s fiancée, who moved for and was granted a nonsuit during trial. Yi
obtained a judgment on his cross-complaint for $122,000, re... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - CA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS PHARAOH BRAZELL

On August 22, 2014, defendant was charged by grand jury indictment with
(Count 1) attempted first degree murder, (Count 2) aggravated rape,2 and (Count 3)second degree kidnapping of K.H.3 At his arraignment on August 27, 2015,
defendant pled not guilty to all charges. On January 5, 2016, the State amended
Count 1 of the indictment from attempted first degree murder, a violation of... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - LA)

Salvador Zarate v. The State of Texas

The State’s first witness was Starr County Sheriff’s Officer Justin Falcon. Officer Falcon
testified that he was working in the jail, on December 24, 2014, when he received a call from
Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate Jr. instructing him to reduce the bonds for both Daisy Rich
and Harry Rich from $30,000.00 each to $5,000.00 each. Officer Falcon explained that although
it... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

Rodeo Citizens Association v. County of Contra Costa, Phillips 66 Company, Real Party in Interest Contra Costa County Courthouses - Martinez, California

The County of Contra Costa (the county) certified an environmental impact report
(EIR) and approved a land use permit for a “Propane Recovery Project” at an oil refinery
owned and operated by Phillips 66 Company (Phillips) in Rodeo, California. In response
to consolidated petitions filed by Rodeo Citizens Association (Citizens) and others,1
the trial court issued a peremptory writ ... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - CA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. TEDDY AGUILLARD

On May 26, 2015, Defendant, Teddy Aguillard, owned a driving school in
Eunice and was teaching driving lessons when he made lewd comments to two of
his juvenile students, S.B. and A.A.1 On October 26, 2015, Defendant was charged
with two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, violations of La.R.S.
14:81(A)(2).2 On February 17, 2017, a unanimous jury found him guilty as <... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

PERCY ALLAN AHRENDT v. DIANE MUREE CHAMBERLAIN

Percy Ahrendt and Diane Chamberlain were married in 1999. Diane and her son from a prior marriage moved into Percy’s residence. During their first eight years, Diane worked various part-time jobs and made about $7,885 a year in reported income. At that time, she was studying to obtain her securities licenses, and she paid approximately $250-$350 of the monthly marital expenses. Percy made abou... More...   $0 (04-12-2018 - SD)

In re Roy Butler on Habeas Corpus

People convicted of noncapital murder and certain other criminal offenses
in California serve indeterminate sentences that run from a minimum number of
years to life, making release possible before the end of their life. The Board of
Parole Hearings (the Board) decides, subject to relevant statutory provisions and
review by the Governor, whether such prisoners are suitable for rele... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - CA)

New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC v. Public Utilities Commission of the State of California, The Utility Reform Network, Real Party in Interest

Following our decision in New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC v. Public Utilities
Com. (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 784 (New Cingular), the California Public Utilities
Commission (CPUC), on remand, issued Decision No. 17-04-0071
and Decision No. 17-
11-0382
(collectively, the Remand Decisions), awarding intervenor compensation to The

1 Order Instituting Investigation on the Commi... More...
   $0 (04-04-2018 - CA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. KYVONTE LATRELL EAGLIN

The defendant, Kyvonte Latrell Eaglin, attended a party at the American
Legion Hall in Jennings on August 8, 2015. An altercation broke out, and a group
moved outside. The defendant went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun. Shots from
one or more firearms were fired, and the victim, Jawon Lennette, was killed.
The defendant was indicted for second degree murder, a violation o... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA v. CLEVANCE CORMIER, JR Sex Offender

The victim, C.M., lived with his grandmother, Armelinda Trejo, after his
mother passed away in 2007, and because his father was not a part of his life.
C.M. and his grandmother moved to the Wingfield apartments in May 2010.
Defendant, Clevance “Junior” Cormier, lived in the Wingfield apartments, first in
apartment number three, and then in the apartment across from Ms. Trejo ... More...
   $0 (03-24-2018 - LA)

Matthew C. McGlynn v. State of California

In this mandamus proceeding, six judges who were elected to the superior court in
mid-term elections in 2012, but who did not take office until January 7, 2013, maintain
they are entitled to benefits under the Judges’ Retirement System II (JRS II)1
as in effect
at the time they were elected, rather than at the time they assumed office. This is a matter
of considerable importanc... More...
   $0 (03-21-2018 - CA)

George Allison v. Centins Federal Credit Union District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

A group of investors appeals after the district court1 affirmed the bankruptcy
court’s finding that funds the investors transferred to Tri-State Financial, LLC (TSF)
are part of TSF’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate. We affirm.
I. Background
After Tri-State Ethanol (TSE) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a
group of investors (Omaha Group) formed TSF, a shell corporation d... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - NE)

Rebecca Cooper v. Honeywell International, Inc. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This is yet another entry in a complicated tangle of cases
dealing with whether retiree benefits in a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) should
extend beyond the CBA’s expiration. Rebecca Cooper and some 50 other retirees at Honeywell
International’s Boyne City, Michigan plant say that Honeywell must provide them healthcare
benefits until they reach age 65. Honeywell responds ... More...
   $0 (03-08-2018 - MI)

Luz Elena Delgadillo v. Television Center, Inc.

Plaintiffs Luz Elena Delgadillo, Christian Franco, and
Valeria Franco (plaintiffs) are the surviving wife and children,
respectively, of Salvador Franco (decedent). Decedent fell to his
death while washing windows on a building owned by defendant
Television Center, Inc. (TCI).
Plaintiffs sued TCI for negligence and negligence per se,
alleging that decedent was fatally injur... More...
   $0 (02-27-2018 - CA)

Area 51 Productions, Inc. v. City of Alameda

Area 51 Productions, Inc. (Area 51), an event planning company, had a longstanding
relationship with the City of Alameda (the City) to license the use of certain
City property to Area 51 for events Area 51 helped plan and promote with third-party
companies. The City relied on PM Realty Group, L.P. (PM) to assist it with managing
these license arrangements. Due to various problems a... More...
   $0 (02-21-2018 - CA)

Luis Gonzales v. John R. Mathis

Luis Gonzalez, a professional window washer, filed a
premises liability action against John Mathis. Mathis moved for
summary judgment, arguing that Gonzalez’s status as an
independent contractor precluded his claims. The trial court
granted the motion. We reverse, concluding there are triable
issues of fact whether Mathis can be held liable for Gonzalez’s
injuries.
FACT... More...
   $0 (02-20-2018 - CA)

BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc., et al. Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

BMG Rights Management (US) LLC (“BMG”), which owns copyrights in musical compositions, filed this suit alleging copyright infringement against Cox Communications, Inc. and CoxCom, LLC (collectively, “Cox”), providers of high-speed Internet access. BMG seeks to hold Cox contributorily liable for infringement of BMG’s copyrights by subscribers to Cox’s Internet service. Following extensive discovery... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - VA)

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