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STATE OF KANSAS v. VALENTIN A. PEREZ

On October 25, 2017, Perez pled guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine. On December 8, 2017, the district court sentenced Perez to 103 months' imprisonment but granted a dispositional departure to probation for 36 months to be supervised by community corrections.

At a hearing on February 16, 2018, Perez admitted to violating the conditions of his probation by: (1) viol... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SCOTT ROBERT BOLLIG

After consulting with the parties, the district court made written findings and conclusions that have been added to the record on appeal. We now affirm the district court's original and reiterated ruling denying the motion to suppress the text messages because Bollig signed a valid consent for a search of his smartphone. In turn, the State properly used the text messages as evidence against Bollig... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

MATTHEW L. BILLINGTON v. MIDWEST MINERALS, INC. and CINCINNATI INSURANCE CO.

Billington worked as a heavy equipment operator for Midwest Minerals. In January 2015, he had a disagreement with Chapman. Chapman picked Billington up and "tossed [him] on a bunch of rocks," where Billington landed on the back side of his ribs. Billington suffered a rib injury and a punctured lung. The injuries sustained required "extensive treatment" which included chest surgery and the excision... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Roger Duane Goodwin Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Central Iowa Insurance Agent Convicted of Defrauding Clients

On August 9, 2018, following a four-day trial, a jury found Roger Duane Goodwin, age 59, of Windsor Heights, guilty of seven counts of mail fraud. The jury also determined Goodwin’s residence in Windsor Heights and two Harley Davidson motorcycles are subject to forfeiture

During trial, the government pr... More...
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Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi Carol Reavis, individually and as next frient of Owen and Emily Reavis v. Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi CArol Reavis, individually and as next friends of Owen Reavis, age 3, and Emily Reavis, age 5, sued Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyotya Motor Sales, U.S.C., Inc. on product liability theories claiming that the 2002 Lexus ES 300 sedan was defective and unreasonably dangerous and that the defect in the vehicle directly caused injuries to the children i... More...   $202000000 (08-18-2018 - TX)

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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United States of America v. Todd J. Fendler Northern District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rockford, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Rockbord, IL - Rockford Insurance Executive Sentenced to More Than 4 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Clients

A Rockford man was sentenced on August 15, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala for mail fraud.

TODD J. FENDLER, 42, was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, in addition to being ordered to pay $9... More...
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Leta Penrod v. Nancy A. Berryhill (Commissioner, Social Security Administration) Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Leta Penrod brings this appeal on behalf of
her deceased husband, Tod Penrod, who before his death applied
for disability insurance benefits based on various impairments,
including arthritis, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
An administrative law judge determined that, despite
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these impairments, Penrod retained the capacity to work
through his last... 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)

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)

Ashley Hanna v. Rental Insurance Services, Inc. and John Shevlin Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Barton Rouge, LA - Ashley Hanna sued Rental Insurance Services, Inc. and John Shevlin on personal injury and auto negligence theories... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - LA)

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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State of Ohio v. Rickey Lamb, Jr.

On July 21, 2015, the Fulton County Grand Jury issued a seven-count indictment charging appellant with one count of arson in violation of R.C. 2909.03(A)(2), a felony of the fourth degree (“Count 1”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(2), a felony of the second degree (“Count 2”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1), a felony of the firs... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Hiteshkumar Patel Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - South Abington Man Sentenced To Over 19 Years In Prison For Fraud And Identity Theft Scheme

Hiteshkumar Patel, age 52, a resident of South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on August 9, 2018, by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to serve 234 months in prison on the charges of conspiracy and aggravated identity theft.

According to Un... More...
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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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Michael Colaco v. Cavotec SA

Michael Colaco, and April Barry appeal from the judgment entered against them in this action
arising from Inet’s sale of its assets to respondents Cavotec SA and Cavotec Inet US, Inc.
(collectively Cavotec). Colaco was Inet’s sole shareholder and its chief executive officer
and Barry was Inet’s director of administration. After the transaction, Colaco became
Cavotec Inet US, Inc.’s... More...
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Roger Saldana v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

In May 2015, Saldana was stopped by Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jason Sanchez for driving on an improved shoulder of the road. According to Trooper Sanchez, this stop was the third time he had encountered Saldana during a traffic stop. During the two prior stops, Saldana was the passenger and the drivers were arrested; one for possession of cocaine, and the other for possession o... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... 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)

Raymond Blech v. Richard Blech, Commercial Bank as Trustee, etc.

Arthur Blech died in 2011, leaving an estate worth in
excess of $65 million. At his death, his estate planning
documents included the Arthur Blech Living Trust, as amended,
and his will, which provided for the “pour over” of most of his
remaining assets into the Trust, to be administered as part of the
corpus of the Trust by a third party trustee. Arthur left most of
his es... More...
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Susan R. Spicher v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Susan Spicher suffers from a series
of chronic health problems, including osteoarthritis, degenerative
disc disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fibromyalgia,
and morbid obesity. In 2010, Spicher applied for
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Supple2
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mental Security Income dating back to 2003. An ALJ concluded
that Spicher had... More...
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Mary Anselmo v. Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Mary Anselmo attended Los Angeles Pierce College (Pierce College), a
public community college within the Los Angeles Community College District. On
March 4, 2016, Anselmo traveled to Grossmont College as a member of the Pierce
College Women's Volleyball team to participate in an intercollegiate beach volleyball
tournament. The Grossmont College campus and the volleyball c... More...
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United States of America v. Kingsley L. Ekpendu Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, KY - Nigerian Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Sweepstakes Scheme

Judge Sentences Nigerian National to 15 Months in Pris

United States District Court Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. sentenced Kingsley I. Ekpendu, a Nigerian national, to 15 months in prison yesterday for his participation in a sweepstakes scheme that resulted in over 50 victims sending him cash ... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - KY)

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