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Robin Prince-Rivers v. Federal Express Ground; Randstad Temporary Agency Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Plaintiff Robin Prince-Rivers sued defendants Federal Express Ground (“FedEx”) and Randstad Temporary Agency (“Randstad”), alleging employment discrimination. The district court granted the defendants’ separate motions to dismiss. We affirm.
* Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumsta... More...
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United States of America v. Karen D'Onofrio v. Vacation Publications, Inc. d/b/a Vacations To Go Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In this employment dispute, Karen D’Onofrio sued her former employer,
Vacations to Go (“VTG” or “Vacation”), a division of Vacation Publications, Inc.,
the largest seller of ocean-going cruises in the world, for interfering with her
rights under the Family Medical Leave Act. Vacation counter sued, alleging
that Karen and her husband, Michael D’Onofrio, breached Karen’s covenant
... More...
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United States of America v. Robert "Larry" Lytle, Ronald D. Weir and Irina Kossovskaia Federal Courthouse - Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, SD - Three Conspirators Sentenced in $16.6m Fraudulent Medical Device Scheme
Trio Marketed Laser Devices to Elderly Consumers as Cure-All

Three defendants who marketed and sold light-emitting medical devices as a cure-all to consumers, primarily targeting the elderly, were sentenced on April 20, 2018 by a federal judge in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Robert “Larry” ... More...
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Jackie Wade Herrell Jr v. The State of Texas

On May 1, 2003, Herrell was convicted of sexual assault of a child under
seventeen years of age and sentenced to two years’ confinement. See Tex.
Penal Code Ann. § 22.011(a)(2)(A) (West Supp. 2017). As a result of that
conviction, he was required to register as a sex offender after his release. See
Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. arts. 62.001(5)(A), 62.051(a) (West Supp. 2017). ... More...
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Machelle Wynne v. Menard, Inc ., and Praetorian Insurance Company

Wynne was employed by Menard and worked at a Menard
store in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She was injured on the job on
two different occasions—a knee injury suffered on September
25, 2013, and a shoulder injury suffered on July 8, 2014.
On August 7, 2015, the Workers’ Compensation Court found
that Wynne had been injured in the scope and course of
her employment, that she had not... More...
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State of Nebraska v. James Cotton

On August 7, 2015, Cotton shot and killed Trevor Bare.
During the evening prior to the shooting, Bare saw Cotton in
the apartment immediately above his own. Because Cotton and
Bare had a negative history together, Bare confronted Cotton
and an argument ensued. After the initial altercation, Bare and
his girlfriend, McKayla Burnette, left the apartment house. A
couple of hou... More...
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United States of America v. Ramesh Venkata Pothuru Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - H-1B Tech Staffing Company Owner Sentenced To Prison For Collecting Illegal Filing Fees From Visa Recipients
Ramesh Venkata Pothuru, who collected over $450,000 in illegal filing fees and related expenses from more than 100 fraudulent visas and employer-sponsored green cards for nonimmigrant workers from his native India, was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in pri... More...
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United States of America v. Dwayne E. Hans Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Cyber Criminal Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Attempting to Steal More Than $3 Million From a Financial Institution and Government Agencies

Defendant Conducted Unauthorized Intrusion into a Government Website, and Attempted to Defraud the U.S. Department of Defense and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Dwayne C. Hans, was sentenced on April 18, 2018 by Un... More...
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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...
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Peter Hiam v. Homeaway.com, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Duped into parting with thousands
of dollars to reserve a vacation rental property in Belize that
apparently did not exist, plaintiff Peter Hiam sued the owner of the
website on which he found the ersatz tropical villa, claiming that
the website's guarantee misled him. The district court granted
summary judgment to the website's owner, HomeAway.com, Inc.
("HomeAway"). On ap... More...
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Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
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Richard P. Wojciechowski v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Alexandria, VA - Richard P. Wojciechowski sued Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration seeking review of the decision of the Department of Health and Human Services' denial of his application for SSID.
... More...
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United States of America v. James Matthew Bradley, Jr. Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX - James Matthew Bradley, Jr., Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for Transporting Illegal Aliens Resulting in Death

In San Antonio today, Senior United States District Judge David A. Ezra sentenced 61–year–old Louisville, KY, truck driver James Matthew Bradley, Jr., to life in federal prison without parole for his role in an illegal alien smuggling operation that resulted... More...
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Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
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Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
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Cassie Louise Disch v. Commissioners, Social Security Administraton Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Sherman, TX - Cassie Louise Disch sued the Commissioners, Social Security Administraton seeking review of the denial by the Department of Health and Human Services of her application for SSID benefits.... More...   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

Tyrone Sutton v. Nancy A. Berryhill Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Greenville, NC - Tyrone Sutton sued Nancy A. Berryhill, Social Security Commissioners seeking review of the decision of the Department of Health and Human Services denying his application for SSI Benefits.... More...   $0 (04-19-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Mohammed Jabbateh Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Former Liberian War Lord Known As “Jungle Jabbah” Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Immigration Fraud And Perjury

Mohammed Jabbateh, a violent and ruthless Liberian war lord also known as “Jungle Jabbah,” who had been living in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania was sentenced today to 30 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond. Jabbateh, 51, was found guilty ... More...
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United States of America v. Sombo Kanneh Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia - Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - School Employee Pleads Guilty to Role in Bribery Scheme Involving VA Program for Disabled Military Veterans

The financial manager of Atius Technology Institute (“Atius”), a privately owned, non-accredited school specializing in information technology courses, pleaded guilty on April 19, 2018 to conspiring to bribe a public official at the U.S. Department of Veterans Aff... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - DC)

Truitt Russell Cook v. The State of Texas

Appellant does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence so we will mention
only so much of the background facts as necessary for our disposition of his issues. On
February 12, 2015, appellant and Tianna Insall robbed the A1 Smoke Shop in rural
Tarrant County. They wore dark glasses and bandannas. Appellant carried what the two
store employees called “a gun.” Once insid... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Mario Atkinson District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Fifth Defendant in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

Asbury Park, New Jersey Defendant Sentenced As Part of Operation Grand Champion

The fifth defendant to plead guilty in a multi-state dog fighting case was sentenced today in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, for his role in dog fighting activities that took place in New Jerse... More...
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United States of America v. Dorian Wills Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion; Owes Over 1 Million Dollars to the IRS

Dorian Wills, 52, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to tax evasion before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to documents and information provided to the court, between April 2010 and Octobe... More...
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United States of America v. Barry Poticha Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - North Suburban Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Causing More Than $24 Million in Tax Losses from Fraudulent Tax Schemes

The bookkeeper for two Chicago-area staffing companies has admitted in federal court that he conspired to defraud the IRS for at least a decade by falsifying corporate tax returns and W-2 forms to reduce the taxes assessed against the companies and their owners.... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - IL)

All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security National Insurance Company

Plaintiff and appellant All Green Electric, Inc. (All Green),
appeals from a grant of summary judgment in favor of its insurer,
defendant and respondent Security National Insurance Company
(SNIC). All Green requested that SNIC defend a lawsuit alleging
that All Green negligently installed electrical equipment for a
medical scanner. The trial court concluded that the lawsuit fel... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SANDRA S. WILLIAMS

On October 21, 2016, the State filed a complaint charging Williams with one count of identity theft, one count of theft, and one count of criminal use of a financial card. During the first day of the preliminary hearing on the charges, Nathan Marah testified that he had been the general manager of a Steak & Shake restaurant in Johnson County since August 2016. On September 15, 2016, he received a ... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

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