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Gerald Carroll v. E One, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plaintiffs are firefighters who allege that they suffered hearing losses caused by the loud noise emitted by a manufacturer’s fire sirens. A perfunctory investigation conducted by the manufacturer during discovery revealed the firefighters’ lawsuit to be clearly time-barred, and also revealed that one firefighter had not even suffered hearing loss attributable to noise exposure. Eventually, Plaint... More...   $0 (06-23-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Kelly Robinett, Kingsley Nwanguma and Joy Ogwuegbu Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Texas Physician and Two Texas Nurses Convicted for Roles in Home Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found one physician and two nurses guilty today of health care fraud, and one physician and one nurse guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, all for their roles in a home health fraud scheme.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justi... More...
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Rain O. Daugherty v. City and County of San Francisco

Under the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (POBRA) (Gov.
Code, § 3300 et seq.),1
no punitive action may be taken against a public safety officer for
any alleged act, omission, or other misconduct unless the investigation is completed
within one year of “the public agency’s discovery by a person authorized to initiate an
investigation of the allegation of an ... More...
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Joel Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, et al. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This appeal requires us to decide whether the District Court correctly refused to enjoin the defendant School District from allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with the students’ gender identities as opposed to the sex they were determined to have at birth. The plaintiffs—a group of high school students who identify as being the same sex they were de... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID WESLEY REINHART

David Reinhart was convicted of two counts of possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B). A defendant convicted of this offense who has “a prior conviction . . . under the laws of any State relating to . . . the production, possession, receipt, mailing, sale, distribution, shipment, or transportation of child pornography” is subject to a ten-year mandatory minimum s... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CLIFTON A. SATTERWHITE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

On January 22, 2016, the government filed a criminal complaint against Satterwhite alleging that he participated in a number of robberies in the Columbus, Ohio area. The complaint requested an arrest warrant against Satterwhite for interstate robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951, felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), and brandishing a firearm during a crime of... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - OH)

Natasha Meeks v. Autozone, Inc

Plaintiff and appellant Natasha Meeks contends that she suffered sexual
harassment on the job. She brought suit against her employer, defendant and appellant
AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone), and the alleged harasser, defendant and appellant Juan
Fajardo, pursuing claims of sexual harassment, failure to prevent sexual harassment, and
retaliation in violation of the Fair Employment and Hou... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHISTOPHER WELSHANS

In February 2014, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General determined that child pornography was being shared by an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a subscriber later identified as Welshans’s aunt. Law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on her home on March 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. The agents found no child pornography, but learned that Welshans, who lived nearby, used t... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Daniel Burgess United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Daniel Burgess Imprisoned For Securities Fraud

The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Daniel Burgess, 51, of Stowe, was sentenced in United States District Court in Rutland to 24 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to a charge of wire fraud. Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Burgess serve a three-year term of supervis... More...
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United States of America v. Jasmin Polanco District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Real Estate Attorney Sentenced for Role in Sweeping Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A real estate attorney was sentenced today in connection with a sweeping conspiracy to defraud banks and mortgage companies by engaging in sham “short” sales of residential properties in Merrimack Valley.

Jasmin Polanco, 37, of Methuen, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Doug... More...
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United States of America v. Edwin Gonzalez, a/k/a “Sangriento" District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - MS-13 Member Convicted for Gang Murders of Two Teenagers

Government’s 49th conviction in case. Defendant is 16th person held accountable for murder.

Following a multi-week trial in federal court in Boston, an MS-13 member was found guilty on June 21, 2018 of racketeering conspiracy involving murder. This is the government’s 49th conviction in the case. Defendant i... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Valentin, a/k/a “Jefe” District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Alleged Gang Member Sentenced for Dealing Firearms

Defendant had “price list” with range of firearms for sale

An alleged member of the Latin Gangsta’ Disciples gang in Lawrence was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison for federal firearms trafficking. Defendant sold 11 firearms, 18 magazines and 359 rounds of ammunition (including 59 rounds of hollow point am... More...
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Michelle Dimanche v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority ("MBTA") appeals from the entry of a jury
verdict awarding over $2.6 million in damages to a black female
former employee who brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Mass.
Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4. She alleges, inter alia, that her
supervisors at the MBTA conspired to terminate her employment
because of her race. The jury awarde... More...
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United States of America v. Mario Lee, a/k/a Mo District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

This appeal comes from a
district court’s imposition of a 218-month sentence on Mario Lee
for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to
distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing
heroin in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846. Lee only
attacks his sentence as procedurally unreasonable. Concluding, as
we do, that the district court ... More...
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Kayla Doherty v. Merck & Co., Inc. The United States of America District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Kayla Doherty became pregnant
while supposedly protected by a contraceptive implant manufactured
by Merck & Co., Inc. After she gave birth to a healthy child, she
brought this lawsuit against Merck, claiming that the implant
and/or its applicator were defective. She also sued the federal
government under the Federal Tort Claims Act, claiming that her
doctor at a federally-f... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN H. RAMOS

Ramos’s status as a career offender is dictated by his criminal record, which includes several prior felony convictions. First, in July 1998, Ramos “threw a brick at the nose of a 10-year-old child,” who then required medical treatment at a local hospital.1 As a result, Ramos pled guilty to aggravated assault in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court.2 Second, in October 1999, Ramos was app... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

ALEXINA SIMON —v.— CITY OF NEW YORK, FRANCIS LONGOBARDI, Queens County Assistant District  Attorney, DETECTIVE EVELYN ALEGRE, DETECTIVE DOUGLAS LEE

This case takes us to the intersection of an allegedly wrongful arrest and  detention on a material witness warrant, the Fourth Amendment, and qualified  immunity. Plaintiff Alexina Simon brought this action in the United States District  Court for the Eastern District of New York (Vitaliano, J.) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983,  claiming that a state prosecutor and two police officers falsely arrested and... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWIN CABRERA-RIVERA United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

Appellant Edwin Cabrera-Rivera
("Cabrera") was charged in a two-count indictment with production
and possession of child pornography. In a deal with the
government, he agreed to plead guilty to the possession count --
an offense with no mandatory minimum sentence -- and the government
agreed to dismiss the production count -- an offense with a
mandatory fifteen-year ... More...
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FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION v. BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

The pharmaceutical company Boehringer claimed attorney-client privilege over certain documents subpoenaed by the Federal Trade Commission. The attorney-client privilege applies to a communication between attorney and client if at least “one of the significant purposes” of the communication was to obtain or provide legal advice. In re Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., 756 F.3d 754, 758 (D.C. Cir. 2014)... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - DC)

MARCUS DEONTE STRONG v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Appellant challenges his sentences imposed after his open plea to the court, contending that the trial court relied on factors unsupported by the evidence in the case. The trial judge attributed to the defendant crimes for which he had not been arrested or charged, nor for which there was any evidence of his involvement. Consideration of unproven criminal activity violates due process. We there... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

Sergio M. Hernandez, III vs. The State of Florida

Defendant, Sergio Hernandez, III, appeals from his judgment and sentence
for domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment. As his sole issue on
appeal, Hernandez contends that the trial court committed fundamental error in its
determination of Hernandez’s competency to proceed. Specifically, Hernandez
asserts that the trial court failed to make an independent asse... More...
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Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC vs State of Florida, Agency For Health etc.

On September 13, 2017, AHCA issued the Immediate Moratorium on Admissions, which prohibited the facility from “admit[ting] for services any individual.” The order made the following factual findings: a. On September 10, 2017, [the facility] became aware that its air conditioning equipment had ceased to operate effectively. b. In addition to contacting the local electrical power provider, [the fa... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

Nathaniel Walker v. State of Tennessee

On June 23, 2015, the Petitioner pled guilty to aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and employing a firearm during the commission of a felony in exchange for concurrent, three-year sentences for the aggravated assault and aggravated burglary convictions and a six-year sentence for employing a firearm during the commission of a felony to run consecutively to the three-year sentences and concur... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

When a consumer purchases goods or services, theconsumer’s State often imposes a sales tax. This case requires the Court to determine when an out-of-stateseller can be required to collect and remit that tax. All concede that taxing the sales in question here is lawful. The question is whether the out-of-state seller can be held responsible for its payment, and this turns on a proper interpretation... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - SD)

Edward Wilson v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The record in the instant case does not contain the indictments or technical record from the underlying charges, but we glean from the plea hearing that the Petitioner’s pleas arose from offenses committed on three separate dates in 2015. The Petitioner was charged with committing on March 23, 2015, the offenses of driving on a suspended license and violation of the financial responsibility law. ... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

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