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United States of America v. Ross Roggio Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA - Pennsylvania Man Charged With Illegally Exporting Firearm Parts to Iraq

An indictment was unsealed on March 23, 2018 charging Ross Roggio, 49, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Roggio Consulting Company, LLC, a firm with which Ross Roggio was associated, for alleged involvement in a conspiracy to illegally export firearm parts, firearm manufacturing tools, and “defense serv... More...
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On December 20, 2017, Respondents Michael O. Thompson, Mary Lynn Peacher, and Ray H. Potts (collectively, Proponents) filed Initiative Petition No. 416, State Question No. 795 (IP 416) with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. IP 416 would create a new Article XIII-C in the Oklahoma Constitution. IP 416 contains 8 sections, which Proponents assert will levy a new 5% gross production tax on oil and gas... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)

Covina Residents for Responsible Development v. City of Covina, City Ventures, Inc. Real Parties in Interest

In this CEQA1 action Covina Residents for Responsible
Development (CRRD) appeals from the trial court’s denial of its
petition for writ of mandate seeking to overturn the City of
Covina’s approval of a 68-unit, mixed-use, infill project2 located a
quarter-mile from the Covina Metrolink commuter rail station.
CRRD contends the project’s significant parking impacts required
t... More...
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Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as “Eleanor No. 1,” which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
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Matthew C. McGlynn v. State of California

In this mandamus proceeding, six judges who were elected to the superior court in
mid-term elections in 2012, but who did not take office until January 7, 2013, maintain
they are entitled to benefits under the Judges’ Retirement System II (JRS II)1
as in effect
at the time they were elected, rather than at the time they assumed office. This is a matter
of considerable importanc... More...
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J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC v. City of San Jose

Plaintiff SV Care operated a medical marijuana collective in a commercial zoning
district in San Jose. Plaintiff J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC owns the building in which SV
Care operated. Defendants City of San Jose and City of San Jose Appeals Hearing Board
(collectively, the City) determined that a medical marijuana collective was not an
authorized use of the subject property and... More...
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United States of America v. Abreain Terron Dalton District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - California Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Federal Drug and Gun Offenses in Anchorage

A California man was sentenced on March 9, 2017 for federal drug and gun offenses in Anchorage.

Abreain Terron Dalton, 36, of Victorville, California, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve 15 years in prison, followed by a five-year term of supervi... More...
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Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises

In this appeal, plaintiff Petrolink, Inc. (Petrolink) seeks a modification of a
judgment entered in its favor on its cause of action for specific performance. Petrolink
leased a parcel of undeveloped property from defendant Lantel Enterprises (Lantel),
pursuant to a lease agreement that included a provision allowing the lessee to purchase
the property at the fair market valu... More...
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In the early hours of September 15, 2005, nine shots were fired through a
3 bedroom window of an apartment in Clovis, killing ten-year-old Carlos Perez. Carlos
4 had been sleeping in the bedroom he shared with his older brother, the intended
5 victim, seventeen-year-old Ruben Perez.
6 {4} That night there were two distinct groups of actors involved in the shooting:
7 one group... More...
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United States of America v. Reginald McBride District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - New York Man Convicted of Heroin and Firearms Charges

Reginald McBride, 41, of New York, New York, was convicted today following a three-day jury trial in U.S. District Court of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing heroin with the intent to distribute it, and using a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking offense. The charges arose out of a June 26, 2016 s... More...
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United States of America v. Camron D. Brown District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID - Serial Armed Robber Pleads Guilty to Six Robberies

Camron D. Brown, 21, of Mountain Home, Idaho, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to six counts of interference with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act) and one count of brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. A Boise federal grand jury indicted Brown on May 9, 2017.
<... More...
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United States of America v. Javian Chapman and Joseph Berzt Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Harris, TX - Seminal Fluid Found After Massage Parlor Robbery Leads to Conviction

Two men were convicted after being identified by DNA found in seminal fluid left after the armed robbery of a Houston area massage parlor.

20-year old Houston resident Javian Chapman pleaded guilty today to two counts of aiding and abetting interference with commerce by robbery and one count of aid... More...
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Heriberto Ponce v. Wells Fargo Bank

The trial court found that Ponce and Aranda’s complaint was presented primarily for an
improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the
cost of litigation. (§ 128.7, subd. (b)(1).)
On appeal, Ponce and Aranda argue that the claims asserted in their complaint
were not frivolous and therefore, could not have been asserted for an improper purpos... More...
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Joan Groening v. Glen Lake Community Schools, et al. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Small towns are no stranger to fractious school-board politics.
Maple City, Michigan is no exception. The school-district superintendent and school-board
president both had strong personalities, which made for tense board meetings and heated
disagreements. Some controversies even made their way into the local paper. And now one has
made its way into federal court. Joan Groening, th... More...
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George Corley v. San Bernardino County Fire Protection District

George Corley filed this action against his former employer, the San Bernardino
County Fire Protection District (the District).1 The trial court held a jury trial on a single
cause of action for age discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (Gov.
Code, § 12900 et seq.).2 The jury rendered a special verdict in which it found that
Corley's age was a substantial mo... More...
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Edward Davidson v. Seterus, Inc.

At issue in this appeal is whether mortgage servicers can be "debt collectors"
under California's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ.
Code,1 § 1788 et seq.). There is a split of authority among the many federal district
courts that have considered the issue, and there is a paucity of California authority
addressing the question.
In this case, t... More...
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United States of America v. Thung Van Huynh Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Thung Van Huynh pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania to conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud. The District Court sentenced Huynh to 70 months’ imprisonment in part based on its findings that he was subject to sentencing enhancements for being an organizer or leader of the conspiracy and for relocating the conspiracy to evade detection by th... More...   $0 (03-13-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Steven Haynes, et al. Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Multiple Defendants Sentenced for Violent Crimes and Drug Trafficking

A Clarksdale man, the final defendant in a multi-defendant conspiracy, has been sentenced to 400 months in federal prison resulting from his role in a murder and heroin distribution conspiracy in the Northern District of Mississippi. Derrick Jones was sentenced for his crimes in United States District Cour... More...
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Pauline Burkhart v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This appeal, brought by three tobacco companies (“Appellants”), challenges on multiple grounds the judgment entered against them and in favor of Pauline Burkhart for compensatory and punitive damages. The judgment was awarded after a bifurcated, ten-day trial in which the jury found in Burkhart’s favor on her claims of negligence, strict liability, fraudulent concealment, and civil conspiracy. Thi... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Edward Lewis Tobinick, M.D. v. M.D. Seven Novella, et al. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Edward Tobinick appeals the District Court’s award of attorney’s fees to Dr. Steven Novella. Dr. Tobinick argues both that the District Court’s decision to award attorney’s fees and the amount of fees it awarded were made in error. This case presents an issue of first impression for our circuit. That is, whether the “exceptional case” standard for awarding attorney’s fees in Patent Act cases, ... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Klean W. Hollywood, LLC v. The Superior Court of California, Langston Jackson, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Klean W. Hollywood, LLC (Klean), a voluntary
drug abuse treatment facility, was sued by real party Langston
Jackson, who had enrolled at the facility to obtain treatment
for drug addiction. Jackson blamed Klean for the injuries he
suffered after smuggling heroin into his room and injecting it
late one night. Jackson claimed that Klean was negligent in
failing to ... More...
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Michael Chaney v. Leann Netterstrom

After three years of dating and cohabitation, appellant
Leanne Netterstrom and respondent Michael Chaney applied for
a confidential marriage license and exchanged vows at a
solemnization ceremony. After the ceremony, the officiant gave
the signed license to the parties, who promised to file it with the
county. For personal and financial reasons, the parties did not
return t... More...
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Kenneth Jerome Dawson v. Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Kenneth Jerome Dawson appeals the dismissal of his action brought pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in which he asserts a violation of his Fourteenth Amendment
substantive due process rights. Dawson challenges the official policies of the
Jefferson County Jail. Due to the timing of Dawson’s detention, the timing of his
posting of bond, and the court-ordered release condition that Dawson... More...
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United States of America v. Dameion Highley District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Defendant Dameion Higley filed a motion for relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 in
the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He argued that his
conviction for using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence should be vacated
because armed bank robbery is not a crime of violence under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c).
The district court denied the motion as untimely or alternati... More...
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GMRI, Inc. v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

GMRI, Inc. (GMRI or the Company), a restaurant operator, appeals from a
judgment entered in favor of the State Board of Equalization (the Board) after the
trial court granted the Board’s summary judgment motion.1
The trial court concluded
a 15 or 18 percent gratuity restaurant managers automatically added to parties of eight
or more without first conferring with the cus... More...
   $0 (03-10-2018 - CA)

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