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GERALD JANISE VERSUS ACADIAN AMBULANCE SERVICE, INC., ET AL

On April 16, 2013, at the intersection of the Evangeline Thruway and Mudd
Avenue in Lafayette, the plaintiff, Gerald Janise, was involved in an automobile
accident with William Gerard, an operations supervisor for Acadian Ambulance
Service, Inc. (hereafter referred to as “Acadian Ambulance”), who was driving a
company vehicle.1 Subsequently, Mr. Janise filed a petition for dam... More...
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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...
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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. Jin Chul "Jacob" Cha Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - California Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Prison for Renewable Fuel Fraud

Jin Chul “Jacob” Cha, 41, of Tustin, California, who pleaded guilty on January 11, 2018 to conspiracy to defraud the government and conspiracy to commit wire fraud was sentenced on April 20, 2018.

According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, Cha was a member of a conspirac... 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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Christopher Troy Cartwright v. The State of Texas

Corporal Dalton Rosenbaum of the Arlington Police Department testified
that on September 23, 2015, while he was working as a patrol officer, he saw a
motorcycle parked in a residential front yard. According to Corporal Rosenbaum,
parking a motorcycle in that manner violated a city ordinance. Corporal
Rosenbaum did not recall that particular resident owning a motorcycle, but he ... More...
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Serena Nicole Farris v. The State of Texas

One day in February 2016, Arlington police officers Andrea Davis and
Charles Cisneros received a tip that Farris had an outstanding arrest warrant,
that she was likely possessing drugs or drug paraphernalia, and that she could
be found at Don’s Total Car Care. The officers confirmed that she had a warrant
and went to Don’s Total Car Care to arrest her. When they arrived, they... 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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STATE OF IOWA vs. CHARLES EARL JONES Iowa Court of Appeals

Charles Jones was convicted of robbery in the first degree, in violation of
Iowa Code section 711.2 (2016), going armed with intent, in violation of Iowa Code
section 708.8, carrying weapons, in violation of Iowa Code section 724.4, and
making a false report to law enforcement, in violation of Iowa Code section 718.6.
In this appeal, Jones challenges the sufficiency of the evi... 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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David Fischer v. Joannie Fischer

A 15-year marriage between appellant David Fischer and respondent Joannie
Fischer had its “ups and downs,” one down of which was David’s affair—an affair he
promised was “over.” David nevertheless petitioned for dissolution; Joannie resisted; and
the parties attempted reconciliation, in connection with which the trial court would later
conclude David gave “conflicting messages.” Me... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. DENNIS JUDSON MATTHEWS

At the time of the underlying conduct, Matthews and Rebecca Matthews1 lived in Richmond with their four children. Their oldest daughter, Karen,2 was four years old at the time; daughter Sara was two years old; and their son Leon was one year old. In addition to their three infants, Matthews and Rebecca had a threeweek-old newborn, daughter Alice. On the morning of August 18, 2012, Matthews was h... More...   $0 (04-22-2018 - )

STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRETT PRESLEY KRAFT

The underlying facts supporting the criminal charges are taken from the affidavit of probable cause filed with the district court. On May 12, 2016, Haley Fryback went to the hospital after Kraft physically abused her during an argument in their mutual home. Fryback reported that Kraft hit, choked, and kicked her in the throat. He also prevented her from leaving the residence when he locked her key... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

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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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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Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospital’s efforts to collect debts.
I
Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
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Washin... 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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United States of America v. Sajid Javed Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - New York City Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty To Committing $8.5 Million Fraud On Medicare And Medicaid

Sajid Javed, an owner and operator of nine different pharmacies in the New York City area, pled guilty on April 19, 2018 to participating in a health care fraud scheme that used his pharmacies to submit more than $8.5 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid. J... More...
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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...
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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)

STATE OF KANSAS v. PIDY T. TIGER

Pidy Tiger, convicted of rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child, asks us to overturn the denial of his motion for a new trial. He claimed that four handwritten notes attached to his motion expressed newly discovered evidence. After a close reading of the notes and a painstaking comparison of their content with the trial record, the judge ruled that they did not reflect any newly disco... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRANDON R. WILLIAMS

On the morning of December 12, 2015, Jordan Ray left his residence in Wichita to go to work. At about 11 a.m., Ray received a phone call from Williams. Williams and Ray had known each other for about 10 years. Although Williams and Ray were not friends, Williams had visited Ray's residence on multiple occasions to play video games. Ray returned Williams' call and Williams said he had left a shirt ... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

Achikam Shapira v. Lifetech Resources

Appellant Achikam Shapira sued his former employer,
Lifetech Resources, LLC, for breach of an employment contract.
The case proceeded to a bench trial; the parties presented their
evidence and rested. The parties and court agreed that the
parties would submit closing arguments in written briefs. Before
Shapira submitted his closing argument brief, he requested that
the cour... More...
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Zane Schoenfeld v. Tranvis Sides

This appeal involves the distinction between claims of false arrest
and malicious prosecution. When someone is falsely arrested or
maliciously prosecuted, state actors face potential liability under 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. But the two claims differ: The claim of malicious prosecution is
confined to seizures (for purposes of the Fourth Amendment) based on
“‘legal process’” like a warr... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - CO)

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