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Rodger Blanco v. Federal Express Corporation, d/b/a FedEx Express, Justin Digby and Matthew Wainer

In 2014 a FedEx employee stole about $380,000 worth of gold coins and gold bars from a
package entrusted to FedEx for delivery. Almost two years later, the sender, Rodger Blanco,
sued FedEx for negligent investigation and conversion. FedEx moved for summary judgment,
which the district court granted principally because the contract of
carriage required Mr. Blanco to file suit wi... More...
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United States of America v. Momoud Aref Abaji United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Orange County Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Federal Prison in $21 Million ‘Builder Bailout’ Fraud Scheme

An Orange County man was sentenced to federal prison for his leadership role in a “builder bailout” mortgage fraud scheme.

Momoud Aref Abaji, 37, of Huntington Beach, was sentenced to 108 months in prison by United States District Judge Andrew Guilfo... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- DOUGLAS EDWARD HADDIX

In 1995 Appellant was convicted of two counts of rape in violation of R.C. 2907.02, one count of felonious sexual penetration in violation of R.C. 2907.12, and one count of gross sexual imposition in violation of R.C. 2907.05. The jury acquitted appellant on one additional count of rape and the trial court dismissed a count of child endangering, a violation of R.C. 2919.22. Appellant appeale... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

Lacey Robinett v. Shelby County Healthcare Corporation United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Jonesboro, Arkansas

Lacey Robinett appeals the district court’s 1 grant of judgment on the pleadings
to Shelby County Healthcare Corporation (“the Med”) and Avectus Healthcare
1The Honorable D.P. Marshall Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern
District of Arkansas.
Solutions, LLC. Robinett contends that the district court erroneously concluded that
the federal and Arkansas Medicaid laws... More...
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Nicholas Knopick v. Jayco, Inc. Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

In his telling, plaintiff Nicholas Knopick bought a $415,000 jalopy, but to be more precise, a limited liability company he controls bought the $415,000 jalopy. This factual shift determines the outcome of this case. Knopick has sued the manufacturer under the vehicle’s express limited warranty. That warranty does not cover the ve-hicle because the warranty excludes from coverage all vehi-cles pur... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

Matthew J. Mason v. BCK Corporation Linn County Circuit Courthouse - Albany, Oregon

Plaintiff appeals from a limited judgment that, on a motion for summary judgment, dismissed his liquor liability claim against defendant BCK Corporation, the operator of Duffy’s Irish Pub. Plaintiff had alleged that defendant had overserved Mullenix while she was visibly intoxicated and that he was later injured while a passenger in a car that Mullenix drove. Defendant sought summary judgment, ass... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - OR)

Larry Littlejohn v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Plaintiff Larry Littlejohn appeals from a ruling sustaining a demurrer to his third
amended complaint (complaint) without leave to amend. Littlejohn sought to sue Costco
Wholesale Corporation and Costco Wholesale Membership, Inc. (Costco), the California
Board of Equalization (Board) and Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (Abbott) to recover amounts
he paid in sales tax reimbursement on pur... More...
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United States of America v. Alain Kaloyeros Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Alain Kaloyeros, President Of Suny Polytechnic Institute, And Three Executives Of Real Estate Development Companies Found Guilty Of Fraud In Connection With Buffalo Billion Projects

Alain Kaloyeros, the former president of the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (“SUNY Poly”), was convicted of defrauding and conspiring to defraud a SUNY Poly-affiliated not-f... More...
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Larry Littlejohn v. Costco Wholesale Corporation Glass Office Floor Mats

Plaintiff Larry Littlejohn appeals from a ruling sustaining a demurrer to his third
amended complaint (complaint) without leave to amend. Littlejohn sought to sue Costco
Wholesale Corporation and Costco Wholesale Membership, Inc. (Costco), the California
Board of Equalization (Board) and Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (Abbott) to recover amounts
he paid in sales tax reimbursement on pur... More...
   $0 (07-14-2018 - CA)

Nadine Pellegrino and Harry Waldman v. T.S.A., Nuyriah Abdul-Malik, Laura Labbee, and Denice Kissinger United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In Vanderklok v. United States, 868 F.3d 189 (3d Cir.
2017), we declined to imply a Bivens cause of action against
airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) in part because they “typically are not
law enforcement officers and do not act as such.” Id. at 208.
We now must decide a related question that we anticipated, but
did not resolve, ... More...
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United States of America v. US Imagina, L.L.C. Glass Office Floor Mats

Brooklyn, NY - Florida Media Company Pleads Guilty to Bribing Soccer Officials | Spanish Parent Company Enters into Non-Prosecution Agreement
Companies Will Pay Financial Penalties of More Than $24 Million, Implement Enhanced Compliance and Internal Control Measures

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, US Imagina, LLC (“Imagina US”) pleaded guilty to a criminal information (th... More...
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Jose Luis Morales v. 22nd District Agricultural Association Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In this appeal, we must determine whether a state entity whose employees are
exempt from state law requiring the payment of overtime compensation is nevertheless
required to pay overtime compensation to such employees when the state entity jointly
employs the employees with a non-state employer. Although we concluded in a prior
appeal in this case that the matter should be remanded... More...
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United States of America, ex rel. Gerald Polukoff v. St. Marks Hospital, et al. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

This is a qui tam action alleging violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31
U.S.C. §§ 3729–33, involving fraudulent reimbursements under the Medicare Act, 42
U.S.C. §§ 1395–1395ccc. Plaintiff Gerald Polukoff, M.D., is a doctor who worked with
Defendant Sherman Sorensen, M.D. After observing some of Dr. Sorensen’s medical
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practices, Dr. Polukoff brought this FCA action, o... More...
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SPECIALTYCARE IOM SERVICES, LLC v. MEDSURANT HOLDINGS, LLC, ET AL.

SpecialtyCare IOM Services, LLC (“SpecialtyCare,” or “Appellee”) and Medsurant Holdings, LLC (“Holdings”) and Medsurant, LLC (together with Holdings, “Medsurant,” or “Appellants”) are direct competitors in the intraoperative
neurophysiologic monitoring services(“IOM”)industry. IOM services are typically used for patients undergoing operations related to the nervous system, or procedures that... More...
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United States of America v. Clayton Marlow Anderson, Jr. Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Disbarred Attorney Admits Defrauding Former Clients and Law Firm Investors

Clayton Marlow Anderson, Jr., a former attorney based in La Mesa, California before his disbarment in 2015, pled guilty on July 3, 2018 to defrauding investors and clients of over a million dollars. Anderson also admitted to money laundering in connection with his fraud scheme, known alternatively... More...
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United States of America v. James Burkhart Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Indianapolis, IN - Former health care chief executive sentenced to 9.5 years in federal prison

James Burkhart’s conspiracy reaped nearly $19.4 million in fraud and kickbacks, funding
private jets, vacation homes, diamond jewelry, and gold bars

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler today announced the sentencing of the former CEO of American Senior Communities (ASC) in a mas... More...
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PAULA LUBBERTS v. 4 LIFE WEIGHT LOSS CENTERS INC., d/b/a SLIM4LIFE,

Lubberts alleges Slim 4 Life violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) when it engaged in deceptive acts and practices and unconscionable acts and practices resulting in Lubberts' purchase of a $400 weight loss program and $2,600 in nutritional supplements and food. Lubberts sought damages under the KCPA, including attorney fees.

In this paragraph, we will set out the basic all... More...
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TROY D. PRICE, JR. and ATLANTIC RO-RO CARRIERS, INC.; BALTIC MERCUR JOINT STOCK COMPANY v. MOS SHIPPING CO., LTD.

Troy D. Price, Jr., appeals the district court’s order entering judgment in favor of
Mos Shipping Co., Ltd. (“Mos”), following a jury trial, and the district court’s order
denying Price’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(a) motion for a new trial. Mos cross-appeals,
challenging the district court’s orders denying its pretrial motion for summary judgment
and granting the pretrial motion in l... More...
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HO-CHUNK, INC., ET AL. v. JEFF SESSIONS, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY, ET AL. Ho-Chunk Inc.: Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Historically, the “HoChunk” Tribe occupied portions of what are now several midwestern states. In the 1800’s the Tribe entered into treaties with the United States and divided into two branches: the HoChunk Nation of Wisconsin and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Both are federally-recognized Indian tribes with federal reservations. See 83 Fed. Reg. 4,235, 4,237, 4,239 (Jan. 30, 2018).
The... More...
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ROBERT S. DAVIDSON v. THE UNITED STATES

Plaintiff fabricated a replica of the Statue of Liberty on the grounds of the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 1996. He applied for and obtained a copyright for the replica in 2013, too late for the statutory presumption of validity. It is also undisputed that the Postal Service used a photograph of that work on a stamp released in December 2010 without permission or attribution ... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - DC)

Cintas Corp. No. 2 v. Becker Property Services LLC

Becker Property Services LLC ("Becker") and Cintas Corporation No. 2 ("Cintas") executed a contract containing indemnification and choice-of-law provisions. A dispute arose over whether the contract entitles Cintas to indemnification for damages caused by its own negligence. To answer that question, we must also resolve a threshold dispute: As between Wisconsin and Ohio, which law provid... More...   $0 (07-04-2018 - WI)

United States of America v. John Galanis, a/k/a "Yanni," Devon Archer and Bevan Cooney Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

New York, NY - Three Convicted In Manhattan Federal Court For The Fraudulent Issuance And Sale Of More Than $60 Million Of Tribal Bonds

JOHN GALANIS, a/k/a “Yanni,” DEVON ARCHER, and BEVAN COONEY were each convicted today of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and securities fraud, following a five and half week trial before U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams.

Mr. Khuzami said: ... More...
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Pinkette Clothing, Inc. v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cosmetic Warriors Limited (“CWL”) sells LUSHbranded
cosmetics and related goods, while Pinkette Clothing
sells LUSH-branded women’s fashions. CWL seeks both a
permanent injunction restraining Pinkette from infringing on
CWL’s LUSH mark and cancellation of Pinkette’s
registration of its own LUSH mark. The district court held
that laches barred CWL’s infringement and cancella... More...
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Robert Stevens v. CoreLogic, Inc. Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Residential real estate sales today depend largely on
online sites displaying properties for sale. Plaintiffs Robert
Stevens and Steven Vandel (“the Photographers”) are
professional real estate photographers who take photographs
of listed properties and license them to real estate agents.
The real estate agents, in turn, upload such photographs to
Multiple Listing Services ... More...
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United States of America v. Tammera Goodman Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - KC Woman Sentenced for False Tax Return Related to $466,000 Embezzlement

A Kansas City, Mo., woman who embezzled from her family’s company was sentenced in federal court on June 27, 2018 for failing to pay taxes on at least $466,000.

Tammera Goodman, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to two years in federal prison without parole. The cou... More...
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