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Eva Moore v. John Urquhart Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This is a class action challenging the constitutionality of
a Washington statute that allows tenants to be evicted from
their homes without a court hearing. Plaintiffs seek
declaratory and injunctive relief against the Sheriff of King
County, whose office enforces the challenged statute by
executing the eviction orders. The district court dismissed
the action with prejudice... More...
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Mickey Fowler v. Tracy Guerin Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Washington public school teachers Mickey Fowler and Leisa Maurer bring this class action to order the Director of the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (“DRS”) to return interest that was allegedly skimmed from their state-managed retirement accounts. The district court denied the stipulated motion to certify a class and then dismissed the action as prudentially unripe. We conclude... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - WA)

United States of America v. The Walt Disney Company, et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - The United States of America sued The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. on clayton Act violation theories.

COMPETITIVE IMPACT STATEMENT
Plaintiff United States of America ("United States"), pursuant to Section 2(b) of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act ("APPA" or "Tunney Act"), 15 U.S.C. § 16(b)-(h), files this Competitive Impact Statement r... More...
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GRANT FRITSCH, an individual v. SWIFT TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF ARIZONA, LLC

Because the issues in this appeal arise from a defendant’s removal of a case filed in state court to federal court, we begin with the relevant background principles for such a removal. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a), a defendant may remove certain actions filed in state court to a district court so long as a federal court has jurisdiction over the action, and certain procedural requirements are met. T... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

Naperville Smart Meter Awareness v. City of Naperville Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The City of Naperville owns and op-erates a public utility that provides electricity to the city’s res-idents. The utility collects residents’ energy-consumption data at fifteen-minute intervals. It then stores the data for up to three years. This case presents the question whether Naper-ville’s collection of this data is reasonable under the Fourth
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Amendment of the U.S. Cons... 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 v. VALENTÍN VALDÉS-AYALA

To understand how Valdés exploited the bankruptcy and child support administration systems, it will help to understand the ways in which these systems have been designed to work. We use the testimony the jury heard at trial to paint the backdrop against which Valdés operated his businesses. The jury trial included testimony from a varied cast of 34 witnesses culminating with Valdés, himself... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PR)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. DONNELL S. PERRY

Defendant Donnell S. Perry appeals his conviction for second degree robbery as an accomplice, N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1(a)(1) and 2C:2 6(a) (count one, amended from a first-degree robbery), contending: POINT I THE MOTION TO SUPPRESS IDENTIFICATIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN GRANTED BECAUSE THE INCLUSION OF DEFENDANT'S PICTURE IN TWO ARRAYS WHERE HE WAS THE ONLY PERSON WITH A FACE MARK OR TATTOO, COUPLED WITH OT... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. JOY J. JEFFERSON, a/k/a JOY J. JEFFESON

Defendant appeals from her convictions, after a jury trial, of second-degree aggravated assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(1); NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This opinion shall not "constitute precedent or be binding upon any court." Although it is posted on the internet, this opinion is binding only on the parties in the case and its use in other cases is limited... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Ray Townsend Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Collinsville Man Sentenced To 30 Months in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

Jeffrey Ray Townsend, 52, of Collinsville, to 30 months in prison followed by 5 years supervised release. He will also have to register as a Sex Offender. The Court also imposed a mandatory Special Assessment of $5,100. Townsend pleaded guilty on May 8, 2018, to one count of accessing with in... More...
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Jason Springer v. Cleveland Clinic; Employee Health Plan Total Care Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Sometimes it’s easier to seek forgiveness than permission. Jason Springer hoped as much when he arranged air ambulance transportation for his son before his employee benefit plan could verify his membership and authorize the service. But the plan administrator denied Springer’s claim for coverage because he did not obtain the precertification required for nonemergency transportation. The district ... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - OH)

Derek Waskul; Cory Schneider; Kevin Wiesner; Washtenaw Asociation for Community Advocacy v. Washtenaw Country Community Mental Health, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

An association generally has standing if “at least one of [its] members would have standing to sue on his own.” United Food & Commercial Workers v. Brown, 517 U.S. 544, 554–55 (1996) (citing Warth v. Seldin, 422 U.S. 490, 511 (1975)). In this interlocutory appeal, the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy identifies at least one named member who appears to have suffered an initial deprivati... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - MI)

Jonathan Gaffers v. Kelly Services, Inc. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

The Supreme Court recently held that the National Labor Relations Act does not invalidate individual arbitration agreements. Epic Systems Corp. v.
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No. 16-2210 Gaffers v. Kelly Servs., Inc. Page 2
Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612, 1632 (2018). That holding answers half of this case. The other half, in which the plaintiffs seek to carve out a separate destiny for the Fair Labor Standards Act, me... 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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Daetrus Pilate v. State of Tennessee

Petitioner was convicted in Case No. 12-01054 (“the assault case”) of aggravated assault by use of a deadly weapon and evading arrest in a motor vehicle creating a high risk of death or injury. Several Shelby County Sheriff Department Officers were attempting to arrest Petitioner after he was indicted in Case No. 11-05220. They located
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Petitioner and his eighteen-year-... 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...
   $0 (08-15-2018 - CA)

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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State of Ohio v. Alonzo Bonner, Jr.

On August 11, 2016, Bonner was indicted on one count of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1), a second-degree felony, along with a repeat violent offender (“RVO”) specification. Previously, Bonner served nine years in prison after being convicted of felonious assault with a firearm. State v. Bonner, Erie C.P. No. 2007-CR-487. Bonner pleaded not guilty to the charge of felon... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Brexton Redell Lloyd Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - North Carolina Man Sentenced To Prison For Role In Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution

A North Carolina man was sentenced on August 2, 2018 to one year and one day in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for his role in dog fighting activities, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Na... More...
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Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- DALTON G. SMITH

The following facts are adduced from the record of the bond revocation hearing on July 11, 2017 and the bench trial of August 3, 2017. {¶3} Appellant was age 87 at the time of these offenses. He met the victim, Jane Doe, when she volunteered at a church where he was the minister. The two have never had a romantic relationship and Doe does not want a romantic relationship with appellant. Doe... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. WILLIS REESE

Defendant Willis Reese was charged with several offenses, including aggravated vehicular hijacking (720 ILCS 5/18-4(a)(3) (West 2006)), vehicular invasion (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1 (West 2006)), attempted armed robbery (720 ILCS 5/8-4, 18-2 (West 2006)), and escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6 (West 2006)). The public defender was appointed to represent defendant, but defendant subsequently informed the trial court... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

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
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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...
   $0 (08-13-2018 - Pa)

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