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Moofly Productions, LLC v. Sandra C. Favilla, Nina M. Riley,

This appeal requires us to consider the procedures a trial
court must follow in imposing sanctions for violations of Code of
Civil Procedure section 1008.
1 That section, which establishes the
rules for filing motions for reconsideration, provides that a court
may impose sanctions for violations “as allowed by [s]ection 128.7.”
(§ 1008, subd. (d).) May a trial court sanctio... More...
   $0 (06-24-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAY A. CONTELLO

In October 2014, the State charged Contello with two counts of making a false information, a severity level 8 nonperson felony. The parties entered into a plea agreement in which Contello agreed to plead guilty to one count of making a false information and the State agreed to dismiss the other count. In addition, the State agreed to recommend that Contello be granted probation even though he was ... More...   $0 (06-23-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JOEY LAURO TERRAZAS-GARCIA

On April 14, 2014, Terrazas-Garcia pled no contest to possession of methamphetamine in Finney County case No. 14CR59 (first 2014 drug case). Upon his 2 plea, the district court found Terrazas-Garcia guilty. On July 28, 2014, Terrazas-Garcia was found guilty of another charge of possessing methamphetamine in Finney County case No. 14CR265 (second 2014 drug case). Sentencing on the first and sec... More...   $0 (06-23-2018 - KS)

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...
   $0 (06-23-2018 - TX)

Henry "Hank" Hunt v. OM Lodging, LLC d/b/a Baymont Inn & Suites Harrison County Courthouse - Marshall, Texas

Marshall, TX - Jury Awards $41.55 Million in Wrongful Death Case

Henry "Hank" Dunn, joint conservator for the Dunn children, sued OM Lodging, LLC d/b/a Baymont Inn & Suites on a wrongful death negligence theory claiming that Ms. Hunt died as a result of the failure on the part of Defendant's employees to act with due care after she was attacked by her husband in December 2013 in respondin... More...
   $0 (06-23-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (06-23-2018 - 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)

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)

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...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - )

United States of America v. Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi, a/k/a/ Robert C. McCollum Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cleveland, OH - Ohio Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Providing Support to ISIS, Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms

Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi, 41, aka Robert C. McCollum, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for one count of providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, as well a... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Edward Joseph Kehoe Federal Courthouse - Newport News, Virginia

Edward Joseph Kehoe entered a conditional plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm, reserving the right to appeal the district court’s order denying his motion to suppress. Kehoe now appeals that order. For the reasons that follow, we affirm.
I.
A.
On August 2, 2016, the Newport News Police Department received two phone calls reporting a potential issue at RJ’s Sports Bar invol... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. Davon Kelly Bennett Eastern District of North Carolina - Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Davon Kelly Bennett was convicted of numerous offenses related to drug dealing. At trial, the government introduced testimony from six witnesses who had previously signed cooperation agreements with the government, two statements Bennett made shortly after his arrest, testimony from an IRS agent who had helped investigate Bennett’s financial assets, and additional evidence about Bennett’s criminal... More...   $0 (06-20-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Aziz Ihab Sayyed Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, AL - Alabama Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS

Aziz Ihab Sayyed, 23, of Huntsville, Alabama, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison followed by lifetime supervised release for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Assis... More...
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Sean Stentiford v. Kinan K. Hreib, M.D. and Stephen E. Southard, M.D. Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Boston, MA - Jury Awards $18.4 Million In Damages To Plaintiff On Medical Malpractice Claim

Sean Stentiford sued Kinan K. Hreib, M.D. and Stephen E. Southard, M.D. on personal injury medical malpractice theory claiming the he was not tested and was not treated for HIV with the result that he developed AIDS.

02/05/2018 93 Assented to MOTION for Hearing by John Doe.(Angueira, Dav... More...
   $18400000 (06-20-2018 - MA)

THOMAS EDWARD DAVIDSON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Prior to trial, Appellant moved to sever .the robbery counts for separate
trials so he would not be required to simultaneously defend against thirty-one
counts of first-degree robbery. He argues on appeal that the trial court's
refusal to do so was an abuse of discretion. "The test for abuse of discretion is
whether the trial judge's decision was arbitrary, unreasonable, unfair... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - KY)

STATE OF OHIO vs. LEON ROSS, III

The facts in this case were recited at the sentencing hearing by the assistant county
prosecutor. He stated,
They were — the victim and the defendant were friends. They knew each other prior to this robbery. This wasn’t a stranger robbery. The victim sought out the defendant to purchase some marijuana and he was car jacked. Similar facts to his other case that he had already — that h... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- IVAN J. SMITH

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On July 13, 2016, Muskingum County Sheriff’s dispatch received a
complaint about the odor of marijuana coming from the residence located at 128 Hamline
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. The complaint also stated that the occupants at the residence
were trafficking in drugs.
{¶5} Colleena Johnson ("Colleena") and Appella... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TORACE D. WEAVER

The Children Services Division of the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services placed S.T. and his brother T.W. with Weaver and his wife for foster care on September 24, 2015. 1 Tr. of Proceedings 404:21-406:13. S.T. was approximately two years old at the time, and his brother was approximately three. Id. at 395:21-396:8. ... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Thunyarax Phatanakit Jumroon Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Portland, OR - Oregon Woman Pleads Guilty for Role in Forced Labor and Visa Fraud Scheme Involving Thai Restaurant Workers

Defendant financially benefited from co-defendant’s use of debts, fraud, threats of financial and reputational harm, and other means to compel victims to work at restaurants

Tanya Jumroon, also known as Thunyarax Phatanakit Jumroon, 59, of Beaverton, Oregon, ... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. Raphael Menard and Leshanda Hunte Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Georgia couple sentenced to prison for scheme to steal tax refunds using stolen identities

Raphael Menard and Leshanda Hunte have been sentenced to federal prison for running a tax refund scheme using the stolen identities of disabled and elderly taxpayers and causing more than a $250,000 loss to the government.

“Menard and Hunte preyed on elderly and disabled citi... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Susan K. Perry Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty in Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

A Mississippi-based nurse practitioner pleaded guilty for her role in a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs including TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving U.S. military, veterans and their respective family members.

Susan K. Perry, 58, of Grand Bay, Alabama, pleaded guilty t... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - MS)

United States of America v. Darra Lee Shephard, a/k/a Nora Southerland, a/ka/ Donna Ramirez Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Darra Lee Shephard conspired to defraud U.S. residents through a telemarketing sweepstakes scheme. From a call center in Costa Rica, Shephard and others would tell their unwitting victims that they had won a sweepstakes prize. The catch? Winners could receive their prize money only after paying a “refundable insurance fee.” Victims of the scheme wired thousands of dollars to the call center, but o... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Juan H. Ramos Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The government appeals the District Court’s determination at sentencing that Juan Ramos is not a “career offender” under Section 4B1.1 of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. That determination was based on the conclusion that Ramos’s prior state court conviction for aggravated assault is not a predicate “crime of violence,” as that term is defined in the Guidelines. We disagree with that conclusion. A... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - PA)

Tamara Skidgel v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 12300
et seq.) provides in-home services to elderly or disabled persons so that they may avoid
institutionalization. For purposes of the state unemployment insurance system, IHSS
service recipients are considered employers of their service providers if the providers are
directly paid by the program or the recipie... More...
   $0 (06-15-2018 - CA)

Shari Renee Nauflett v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Shari Renee Nauflett appeals from the dismissal by the United States Tax Court of her petition for relief from unpaid tax liability based on spousal innocence. Nauflett filed her petition one week after the expiration of the 90-day filing requirement in section 6015(e)(1)(A)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Tax Court held that the 90-day filing requirement is jurisdictional and thus cannot be... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - VA)

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