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United States of America v. Christopher Baskin District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Clarence Christopher Baskin appeals his consecutive sentences for witness
tampering and drug trafficking. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this
court affirms.
A jury convicted Baskin of witness tampering. He later pled guilty to related
drug trafficking, agreeing to a sentence of 120 months. The 11(c)(1)(C) plea
agreement said: “The parties have no agreement regardin... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MN)

Nicholas Lewis v. Scottrade, Inc. Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Nicholas Lewis filed this putative class action against Scottrade, Inc., a
securities brokerage firm, alleging violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices
Act, Mo. Rev. Stat. §§ 407.010 et seq., breach of a common law fiduciary duty, and
unjust enrichment. After Lewis filed the action in the Southern District of California,
it was transferred to the Eastern District of Misso... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MO)

Aaron C. Rooney v. Rock-Tenn Converting Company Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Aaron C. Rooney was fired and sued his former employer, alleging that he was
discriminated against for being male and non-Jewish. But his former employer,
1The Honorable John M. Gerrard, United States District Judge for the District
of Nebraska, sitting by designation.
Rock-Tenn Services, Inc., contends that Rooney 2 was fired for poor performance.
The district court3 granted s... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - AR)

Ndioba Niang v. Emily Carroll Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri statutes require African-style hair braiders to be licensed as barbers
or cosmetologists. Ndioba “Joba” Niang and Tameka Stigers challenge this
requirement under the Fourteenth Amendment. The district court1 granted summary
judgment for the State. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court
affirms.
African-style hair braiders are required to have a license ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MO)

Samuel Duran v. U.S. Bank National Association

In our second encounter with this class action case, plaintiffs Samuel Duran and
Matt Fitzsimmons appeal from the trial court’s order denying class certification. This
case is a wage and hour class action challenging whether defendant U.S. Bank National
Association (Bank) had properly classified its business banking officers (BBOs) as
exempt employees under the outside salesperson ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - CA)

State of Minnesota vs. Matthew Vaughn Diamond STATE OF MINNESOTA IN SUPREME COURT

A homeowner in Chaska returned home to find that someone had kicked open her
attached garage’s side-entry door, entered her home, and taken jewelry, electronics, and a
safe. When police officers arrived to investigate the burglary, they discovered two key
pieces of evidence: shoe tread prints on the side-entry door, and, on the driveway, an
envelope with the name “S.W.” writt... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - MN)

United states of America v. John Buncich Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

Hammond, IN - Former Lake County Sheriff Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Prison

John Buncich, age 72, of Crown Point, Indiana was sentenced on January 16, 2018 before District Court Senior Judge James T. Moody. Buncich was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment, 2 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $800 in restitution along with a $250,000 fine.

In August of 2017, ... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - IN)

Demico Stanley v. The State of Texas Stanley sentenced to 75 years for Lewisville murder

In 2015, Richard Myles lived in a small, one-bedroom apartment on the
second floor of a building in the Hampton Bay apartment complex with his
fiancée, Laura, and their 23-month-old son, David.2 While Laura worked two
jobs, Myles cared for David. He also sold marijuana to earn extra money.
Whenever he left the apartment, he carried his marijuana stash with him in a
gree... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ROBERT M. DENOMME

In August, 2014, a jury convicted Denomme of attempted criminal use of a financial card, a class B nonperson misdemeanor; attempted misdemeanor theft, a class B nonperson misdemeanor; and identity theft, a severity level 8 nonperson felony. The district court sentenced him to 18 months' probation, with an underlying sentence of 14 months' incarceration. The following facts are taken from Denomme's... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. HERMAN R. LANDERS

On May 7, 2012, Landers was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and criminal possession of a firearm. Prior to trial, on January 25, 2013, Landers signed a written plea agreement providing that he would plead no contest to an amended count of robbery, aggravated burglary, and criminal possession of a firearm. The parties agreed to recommend concurrent sentencing and Landers stipu... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

Melisa Richmond v. Rubab Huq, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Countroom - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Plaintiff Melisa Richmond was
incarcerated in the Wayne County Jail from December 26, 2012 through February 13, 2013.

While in the custody of the Jail, Richmond received treatment for a self-inflicted burn wound on
her chest as well as for psychological needs. Richmond contends that she received
constitutionally inadequate treatment for her burn wound, which necessitated skin ... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - MI)

David E. Miller v. Tony Mays, Warden Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

David Miller was convicted and sentenced to
death for the 1981 murder of Lee Standifer. His sentence was upheld by the Tennessee Supreme
Court and we affirmed the dismissal of his § 2254 habeas petition. Seeking to revisit his
ineffective-assistance-of-trial-counsel (IATC) claim in light of Martinez v. Ryan, 566 U.S. 1
(2012), and Trevino v. Thaler, 569 U.S. 413 (2013), Miller now ... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TN)

Maria V. Pena v. City of Rio Grande City, Texas, Rosa Salinas, Jose Solis Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Maria Peña sustained injuries as a result of a tasing by police officers for the City of Rio Grande City. Peña sued the city and two of the officers in state court, alleging excessive force under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and negligence under the
Case: 16-41522 Document: 00514306262 Page: 1 Date Filed: 01/12/2018
No. 16-41522
2
Texas Tort Claims Act (“TTCA”).
1 Upon removal, the distric... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. William Carl Welsh Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

In January 2011, William Carl Welsh pleaded guilty in an Oregon federal district court to failing to comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”) and was sentenced to 673 days in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons. Welsh admitted that he had not updated his sex offender registration in Oregon when he left the state to move to Belize. While in the custody of the Bureau... More...   $0 (01-15-2018 - NC)

Don Karms and Robert Parker v. Kathleen Shanahan, Sandra McKeon Crow and New Jersey Transit District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Don Karns and Robert Parker filed civil rights actions against the New Jersey Transit Corporation (“NJ Transit”) and NJ Transit Officers Kathleen Shanahan and Sandra McKeon Crowe in their official and individual capacities, alleging violations of the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Officers Shanahan and Crowe arrested Karns and Parker for defiant trespass and obstruction of justice after... More...   $0 (01-14-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MATTHEW GLEN HOWELL COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

In April 2015, the Davidson County Grand Jury charged the defendant with one count each of resisting arrest and aggravated assault by causing the victim, Liela Avila, to fear bodily injury by use or display of a deadly weapon. The trial court conducted a jury trial in February 2016.
The State’s proof at trial showed that the victim moved to Nashville in early September of 2014 to pursue a car... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Mario Donte Keene Mario Keene Sentenced To Life In Prison

Amanda Harris, who was charged with felony murder for her participation in the victim’s death, testified at trial that, prior to her participation in the offenses at issue, she was addicted to crack cocaine and Xanax. She stated that she had taken drugs since she was in the eighth grade and that she had previously been convicted of theft, domestic violence, and reckless endangerment with the use ... More...   $0 (01-13-2018 - TN)

Joshua Givens v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On January 24, 2017, the State charged Givens with Level 6 felony unlawful
possession of a syringe. An initial hearing took place that same day, during
which Givens told the trial court that he could read, write, and understand
English; that he completed school through the eleventh grade; that he was not
under the influence of drugs or alcohol; that he understood the charge ag... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Fraser Thompson Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Mobile Phone Industry Executive Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 5 Years In Prison For Role In Multimillion-Dollar Consumer Fraud Scheme

FRASER THOMPSON was sentenced today to five years in prison for his participation in a fraudulent scheme to charge mobile phone customers millions of dollars in monthly fees for unsolicited, recurring text messages without the custo... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - NY)

United States, et al., ex rel. Abendano v. NCDR, LLC, et al. District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Bridgeport, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Dental Management Company Benevis and its Affiliated Kool Smiles Dental Clinics to Pay $23.9 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Medically Unnecessary Pediatric Dental Services

The Justice Department announced today that it has settled False Claims Act allegations against dental management company Benevis LLC (formerly known as NCDR LLC) and more tha... More...
   $33000000 (01-13-2018 - CT)

United States of America v. William G. Horn Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Edmond Sports Marketing Agent Sentenced to 15 Months for Tax Fraud Through Non-Profit

WILLIAM G. HORN, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was sentenced on January 12, 2017 to fifteen months in federal prison for making false statements on federal tax returns for The Tommie Harris Foundation, a non-profit corporation.

According to charges filed on September 6, 2017, Horn was... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OK)

United states of America v. Jeffrey J. Wilson Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Evansville, Indiana

A grand jury indicted Jeffrey Wilson,
in a twenty-one-count indictment, with the following
offenses: (1) fraud in connection with the purchase or sale of
securities, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b) and 78ff, and 17
C.F.R. § 240.10b-5 (Count 1); (2) fraud in the offer or sale of
securities, in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 77q(a) and 77x, and 18
U.S.C. § 2 (Count 2); (3) mat... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Joseph E. Clark District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Joseph Clark appeals from the
district court's denial of his motion to suppress drug evidence
found on his person during a traffic stop. Clark claims that after
Officer Christopher McGoon stopped a vehicle in which Clark was a
passenger for a traffic violation, McGoon unreasonably extended
the duration of the traffic stop and thereby violated his rights
under the Fourth Ame... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - ME)

Jered Sasen v. Richard V. Spencer District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This case, which pits a retired
petty officer against the United States Navy, is awash with novel
legal questions concerning the application and operation of
Article 31 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). These
questions center on Article 31(b), which requires that a sailor
suspected of an offense be warned both that he need not make any
statement regarding that... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Abdulkareem Daham District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Portland, ME - Westbrook Man Convicted for SNAP and WIC Trafficking Conspiracy

Abdulkareem Daham, 22, of Westbrook, Maine, was convicted January 11, 2017 following a three-day jury trial in U.S. District Court of conspiracy to defraud and to commit offenses against the United States. The charges arise out of the defendant’s employment at Ahram Halal Market on Forest Avenue in Portland. ... More...
   $0 (01-11-2018 - ME)

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