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MISSOURI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION v. UNION ELECTRIC COMPANY d/b/a AMEREN MISSOURI SUPREME COURT OF MISSOURI

As a general matter, utilities such as Ameren recover their costs (plus a reasonable
return on their investments) through the sale of electricity at the rates set by the
Commission. As a result, Ameren has little or no incentive to encourage energy efficient
practices by its customers because, again generally, the more electricity Ameren sells the
more money it makes. To remo... More...
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United States of America v. Calvin Anthony Miller Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - St. Louis Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Sex Trafficking

A St. Louis, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on July 2, 2018 to his role in a sex trafficking conspiracy.

Calvin Anthony Miller, also known as “Cerius Blacc,” 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison without parole. In addition to the cons... More...
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United States of America v. Sinovel Wind Group, LLC Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Madison, WI - Court Imposes Maximum Fine on Sinovel Wind Group for Theft of Trade Secrets

A manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines based in the People’s Republic of China was sentenced on July 6, 2018 for stealing trade secrets from AMSC, a U.S.-based company formerly known as American Superconductor Inc..

The Court found that AMSC’s losses from the theft exceeded $550 milli... More...
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John McAdams v. Marquette University

APPEAL from a judgment and an order of the Circuit Court
for Milwaukee County, David A. Hansher, Judge. Reversed and
remanded.
¶1 DANIEL KELLY, J. Marquette University suspended a
tenured faculty member because of a blog post criticizing an
encounter between an instructor and a student. Dr. John McAdams
took exception to his suspension, and brought a claim against
the U... More...
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Chuck Close v. Sotheby's Inc. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The California Resale Royalties Act (“CRRA”) grants
artists an unwaivable right to 5% of the proceeds on any
resale of their artwork under specified circumstances. To that
end, the CRRA requires the seller of the artwork or the
seller’s agent to withhold 5% of the resale price and pay it to
the artist or, if the artist cannot be found, to the California
Arts Council. If the... More...
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United States of America v. Vitaly Korchevsy and Valdislav Khalupsky Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Two Defendants Convicted on All Counts for International Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme
Defendants Were Part of a Scheme that Made $30 Million in Profits by Trading on Press Releases Stolen by Hackers from Major Newswire Companies

Vitaly Korchevsky, a former hedge fund manager, and Vladislav Khalupsky, a securities trader, were convicted today in federal c... More...
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United States of America v. Brittan Ezekiel Kettles, aka “Low Low” Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Nashville Man Convicted Of Human Trafficking Crimes

Brittan Ezekiel Kettles, aka “Low Low,” 26, of Nashville, Tennessee, was convicted on June 29, 2018 by a federal jury of conspiracy to sex traffic a person under the age of 14 and sex trafficking a person under the age of 14.

According to evidence and testimony at trial, on or about June 15, 2016, Stormy Whittem... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GREGORY JOEL SITZMANN United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

On May 21, 2012, following a 23-day trial, a jury found appellant Gregory Sitzmann guilty of one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and § 846 (2012). The Government presented evidence at trial that, from approximately 1990 to 2004, Sitzmann participated in a conspiracy to traffic large... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - DC)

GREGORY BALDWIN vs. CITY OF ESTHERVILLE, IOWA; MATT REINEKE, Individually and in his Official Capacity as an officer of the Estherville Police Department; and MATT HELLICKSON, Individually and in his Official Capacity as an officer of the Estherville Police Department

When we answer a certified question, we rely upon the facts provided with the certified question. See Bd. of Water Works Trs. of Des Moines v. Sac Cty. Bd. of Supervisors, 890 N.W.2d 50, 53 (Iowa 2017); Life Inv’rs Ins. Co. of Am. v. Estate of Corrado, 838 N.W.2d 640, 643 (Iowa 2013). Accordingly, we restate the facts as set forth by the federal district court:
The incidents giving rise to ... More...
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United States of America v. Timothy Thomas Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Former CEO of Tennessee-Based Telemarketing Company Sentenced to Federal Prison

A Brentwood, Tennessee man was sentenced on July 2, 2018 in U.S. District Court to 66 months in prison for his criminal conduct in marketing and misrepresenting health insurance plans, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U... More...
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Donald Hill v. Missouri Department of Conservation Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri Conservation Commission (“Commission”), its individual members,1 and the Missouri Department of Conservation (“Appellants”) appeal the judgment of the circuit court in this declaratory and injunctive relief action brought by Donald Hill and Oak Creek Whitetail Ranch, LLC, Travis Broadway and Winter Quarters Wildlife Ranch, LLC, and Kevin Grace and Whitetail Sales and Service LLC (“Res... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. John Patrice Hale Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Los Angeles, CA - South L.A. Man Pleads Guilty to Making Online Threats to Kill L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Personnel at the Inglewood Courthouse

A South Los Angeles man who made a series of online threats to kill law enforcement personnel and others at the Los Angeles Superior Court’s Inglewood Courthouse, a nearby school, and a private business pled guilty on July 2, 2018 to a fed... More...
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Bill H. Dominguez v. Yahoo, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Appellant Bill Dominguez sued Yahoo!, Inc., alleging
that Yahoo violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
(TCPA)1 by sending him thousands of unsolicited text
messages. Dominguez now returns to this Court for the
second time appealing the District Court’s grant of summary
judgment in favor of Yahoo. For the reasons stated below,
we will affirm.

I.

The... More...
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John Copeland, et al. v. Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Plaintiffs‐appellants John Copeland, Pedro Perez, and Native Leather, Ltd.
(collectively, “plaintiffs”) appeal from a judgment against them following a
bench trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New
York (Forrest, J.). Plaintiffs claim that New York’s ban on gravity knives is void
for vagueness under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth A... More...
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Araceli King v. Time Warner Cable, Inc. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Defendant-appellant Time Warner Cable Inc. (“Time Warner”) appeals a
decision by the district court (Alvin K. Hellerstein, J.) granting partial summary
judgment in favor of the plaintiff-appellee Araceli King on her claim that Time
Warner knowingly or willfully violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
of 1991 (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227, by using an “automatic telephone dialing... More...
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Rachel Cullinane v. Uber Technologies, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This case concerns the
enforceability of an arbitration clause contained in an online
contract. Plaintiffs-Appellants Rachel Cullinane, Jacqueline
Núńez, Elizabeth Schaul, and Ross McDonagh, (collectively,
"Plaintiffs"), filed this putative class action in Massachusetts
Superior Court on behalf of themselves and other users of a ridesharing
service in the Boston area agains... More...
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Flor Andrea Rodriguez Asalde, et al. v. First Class Parking Systems, LLC, a/k/a 1st Class Valet Services, et al. ALMExperts 212-457-7944

Flor Andrea Rodriguez Asalde worked as a valet for First Class Parking Systems LLC. She and others who also worked as valets brought claims in a putative collective action under the minimum-wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act against FCPS and related parties (whom we refer to collectively as FCPS). The district court granted summary judgment in favor of FCPS, but did so ba... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - FL)

Robert Stevens v. CoreLogic, Inc. Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Residential real estate sales today depend largely on
online sites displaying properties for sale. Plaintiffs Robert
Stevens and Steven Vandel (“the Photographers”) are
professional real estate photographers who take photographs
of listed properties and license them to real estate agents.
The real estate agents, in turn, upload such photographs to
Multiple Listing Services ... More...
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Lidia Karine Souza and D.F., a minor, v. Attorney General of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - United States Magistrate Orders Attorney General To Return Child To His Mother

Lidia Karine Souza, individually and a the parent and next friend of her son, D.F., a minor, sued the Attorney General of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III, Secretary of DHS Kirstjen Nielsen, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Immi... More...
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United States of America v. Carlos Alberto Zelaya Rojas Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

New Orleans, LA - Honduran Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Launder Over $1 Million in Bribes and Funds Misappropriated From the Honduran Social Security Agency

A Honduran man pleaded guilty in federal court on June 27, 2018 for his role in a conspiracy to launder into the United States more than $1.3 million in foreign bribe payments and public funds from the Republic of Honduras. More...
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United States of America v. Tammera Goodman Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - KC Woman Sentenced for False Tax Return Related to $466,000 Embezzlement

A Kansas City, Mo., woman who embezzled from her family’s company was sentenced in federal court on June 27, 2018 for failing to pay taxes on at least $466,000.

Tammera Goodman, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to two years in federal prison without parole. The cou... More...
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United States of America v. Egbert Yvan Ferdinand Koolman United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Aruban Telecommunications Purchasing Official Sentenced to Prison in Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Conspirators Paid Over $1.3 Million to Influence the Official and to Secure Business with State-Owned Telecommunications Company

An Aruban official residing in Florida was sentenced to 36 months in prison on June 27... More...
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Nick Pearson, et al. v. Target Corporation, NBTY, Inc. and Rexall Sundown, Inc. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Inequitable settlements are an unfortu-nate recurring bug in our system of class litigation. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(e) is designed to minimize such
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problems, but appeals by class members who object to a set-tlement indicate that the system still needs improvement. All too often, class counsel negotiate a settlement with substantial attorneys’ fees but meager benef... More...
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United States of America v. Ross McLellan District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Former State Street Executive Convicted in Scheme to Defraud Clients Through Secret Trading Commissions on Billions of Dollars of Securities Trades

A former executive vice president of State Street Bank & Trust was convicted on June 26, 2018 by a federal jury in Boston in connection with engaging in a scheme to defraud at least six of the bank’s clients through secret commiss... More...
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Trump, President of the United States, et al. v.Hawaii, et al. United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, foreignnationals seeking entry into the United States undergo a vetting process to ensure that they satisfy the numerous requirements for admission. The Act also vests the President with authority to restrict the entry of aliens whenever he finds that their entry “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” 8 U. S. C. §1182(f). Relying on... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - DC)

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