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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. KING MOUNTAIN TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.

In 2006 the late Delbert Wheeler, Sr., a lifelong-enrolled member of the Yakama Nation in Washington State, purchased “80 acres of trust property . . . from the Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, the agency of the Yakama Nation which is charged with overseeing the maintenance of real property held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Yakama Nation and its members.” Wheeler then opened... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - WA)

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...
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Eduardo De La Torre v. Cashcall, Inc.


Under California law, can a loan contract include an interest rate term so
high that it is “unreasonably and unexpectedly harsh,” “unduly oppressive,” or “so
one-sided as to shock the conscience”? (Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.,
LLC (2015) 61 Cal.4th 899, 910–911 (Sanchez).) What the Ninth Circuit asks us
to resolve in this case is a more specific version of that question: C... More...
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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)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. KEITH HARRIS

In the fall of 2013, defendant began work as a civilian institutional trade instructor at NJSP. He trained and monitored inmates in food preparation. Roughly eight months before he started, the Department of Corrections banned tobacco from the State's prison system. A black market emerged, as inmates were willing to pay a premium to obtain tobacco products.

3 A-0933-16T3 ... More...
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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...
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State of Tennessee v. Michael A. Flippen, Jr.

The Defendant shot and killed the victim, Ms. Princess Clark, andwas indicted for first degree premeditated murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a weapon after being convicted of a domestic violence offense, and reckless endangerment. The Defendant entered a guilty plea to the lesser-included offense of second degree 08/09/2018 -2 murder. Pursuant to the plea agreement,... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Geremy Paul Mathis

The Appellant’s indictment for initiating a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine occurred after motel employees discovered components of a “meth lab” in a motel room and notified the police. The police surveilled the motel room and saw the Appellant enter and leave the room. The police then stopped the Appellant’s vehicle for a traffic infraction and found a meth lab ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. William Shannon Gresham

The victim, who will be identified by her initials K.B., was 11 years old at the time of trial. She testified that Defendant was her stepfather. She testified about an incident that happened when she was eight years old. She was visiting Defendant at the home of Defendant’s mother, whom she referred to as “Gamma Lissa.” K.B. testified that Defendant took video of her doing tumbling and gymnasti... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - JAVONTE R. LACY,

On March 1, 2017, the Ashtabula County Grand Jury indicted Lacy on two counts of Trafficking in Heroin, felonies of the second degree in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1) and (C)(6)(e). {¶3} On March 13, 2017, William P. Bobulsky entered an appearance as attorney for Lacy.

{¶4} Between November 6 and 8, 2017, the case was tried to a jury which found Lacy guilty of both counts of Traf... More...
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Eden Gonzalez Has v. Fhodyco Productions

After crossing the finish line at the 2011 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half
Marathon, Peter Hass (Hass) tragically suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed, and died.
Hass’s wife, Eden Hass, and his two minor children (collectively, the Hass Family)
consequently filed this wrongful death action, alleging that numerous race-affiliated
individuals and entities—including event organiz... More...
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United States of America v. Larry O. Douglas, Jr. MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecution Results In 252 Month Sentence for Violent Federal Drug “Kingpin”

District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced Larry O. Douglas, Jr., 45, of Tulsa, to 252 months in prison followed by 60 months of supervised release for Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Conspiracy to Carry, Brandish, and Use a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Viol... More...
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Malcolm Kelso v. Christine A. Butler, et al. Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

After plaintiff Malcolm Kelso rested his case, opposing counsel moved for judgment as a matter of law pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50. The district court granted the motion. Kelso requests that we reverse and remand, contending that the motion did not “specify . . . the law and facts that entitle[d] the movant to the judgment.”1 We affirm the district court’s judgment.
Case: 15-... More...
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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...
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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...
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United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

Thomas E. St. Pierre v. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this appeal following the District Court’s dismissal of Appellant Thomas E. St. Pierre’s class action complaint, we consider a matter of first impression among the Courts of Appeals: whether unpaid highway tolls constitute the type of “debt” that could support a consumer claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because we conclude they do not, we will affirm.
I. Background1
A... More...
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James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other... More...
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Robyn Dale Murphy, Jr., aka Robin Dale Murphy, Jr. v. Exeter Finance Corp.

On or about June 26, 2014, Murphy entered into a written Retail Sales Contract, Simple Finance Charge Agreement with Excel Pre-Owned Super Center to purchase a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. Excel assigned the contract to Exeter. Murphy paid $17,330.00 for the truck, making a $1,000.00 down payment with the remaining principal amount of $16,330.00 to be financed at an equivalent rate of 20.6%, r... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Erick Powell and Ahmad McCormick Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Owners/Operators of a job-staffing company sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud

Eric Powell and Ahmad McCormick, former owners and operators of National Vocation Group, who lured hundreds of job-seekers into paying for needless pre-employment certification training have been sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud.

“Powell and McCormick used their job-staf... More...
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Tremane Wood v. Mike Carpenter Oklahoma County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

An Oklahoma jury convicted Tremane Wood of first-degree felony murder
for the killing of Ronnie Wipf during a botched robbery. The jury found
Oklahoma had proved three aggravating circumstances associated with the
murder, and the mitigating circumstances did not outweigh them. The jury
accordingly sentenced Wood to death.
The conclusion of Wood’s trial was only the start of his... More...
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HOWARD JOHNSON III v. U.S. FOOD SERVICE, and AMERICAN ZURICH INSURANCE CO

On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Anthony Blumberg District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Former Convergex Global Markets CEO Pleads Guilty in New Jersey for Role in Securities and Wire Fraud Scheme

The former Chief Executive Officer of ConvergEx Global Markets Limited (CGM Limited) pleaded guilty this on August 7, 2018 in federal court in Newark, New Jersey for his role in a scheme to commit securities and wire fraud from 2006 through 2011.

Anthony Blu... More...
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Jeffery Allen Oppedahl v. Mobile Drill International Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Jeffery Oppedahl was injured in a gruesome accident involving a
truck-mounted drill and auger that left him 1 a quadriplegic. Oppedahl, his wife, and
his children (collectively “Plaintiffs”) sued Mobile Drill Company, Inc. (“Mobile
Drill”), the manufacturer of the drill and auger. As relevant to this appeal, the district
court2 first dismissed Plaintiffs’ strict products ... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - IA)

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