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UNITED STATES v. VALENTÍN VALDÉS-AYALA

To understand how Valdés exploited the bankruptcy and child support administration systems, it will help to understand the ways in which these systems have been designed to work. We use the testimony the jury heard at trial to paint the backdrop against which Valdés operated his businesses. The jury trial included testimony from a varied cast of 34 witnesses culminating with Valdés, himself... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PR)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - JASON F. ALLEN, a.k.a. ALLEN, JASON FOSTER

December 9, 2015, Mr. Allen was indicted for one count of Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2925.04(A)(C)(3)(b); one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A)(C)(1)(d); one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a felony of the third degree, in... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

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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James Fountain v. The State of Texas

The record reflects that Fountain pleaded guilty in 2013 to the offense of “obtain[ing a] controlled substance by fraud” by using a false or forged prescription form to obtain Alprazolam. See id. The district court assessed punishment at ten years’ imprisonment but suspended imposition of the sentence and placed Fountain on community supervision for five years in accordance with the terms of his... More...   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

Wilbert Macy v. GC Services, Limited Parternship Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Plaintiffs Wilbur Macy and Pamela J. Stowe
(Plaintiffs) brought this putative class action against GC Services Limited Partnership (GC), a
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debt collector, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq. Plaintiffs alleged that GC, in attempting to collect debt owed by Plai... More...
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David Lacagnina v. Comprehend Systems, Inc.

After a 10-day trial, a jury ruled in favor of appellant David Lacagnina on his
claims for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair
dealing against respondents Comprehend Systems, Inc. (Comprehend) and its two
cofounders, Richard Morrison and Jud Gardner. From June 1, 2012 to November 20,
2013, when he was terminated, Lacagnina worked for Compreh... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - CA)

Jennifer H Zarnfaller v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

Veronica Parga-Lopez, formerly the assistant property manager and a tenant
at the Wimbledon Apartments in Spring, Texas (the “apartment complex”),
testified that in July 2010, appellant lived with her mother in an apartment near
Parga-Lopez. Appellant would often come to see Parga-Lopez in the leasing
office, “boo-hooing, . . . always crying, always depressed, always, . . . hy... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - TX)

FAN WANG v. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Fan Wang, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States on April 29, 2010, and worked as a trading assistant in a financial services firm. In 2011, without authorization, he purchased oil futures contracts using the firm’s trading account and transferred those contracts between firm accounts. In company records, Wang marked these cont... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corp. v. Oregon Brewing Company Southern District of New York - New York, New York

11 In a trademark dispute over use of the brand‐name ROGUE on t‐shirts,
12 sweatshirts, hats and similar apparel, Defendant Oregon Brewing Company
13 (“OBC”) appeals from the grant of summary judgment in the United States
14 District Court for the Southern District of New York (George B. Daniels, J.) in
15 favor of Plaintiff Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corporation... More...
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Yvetter Vangorden v. Second Round, Limited Partnership Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff consumer Yvette Vangorden sued defendant debt
collector Second Round, Limited Partnership (“Second Round”), for
violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq., by sending her a letter representing that she still owed
money on a debt that she had settled five years earlier, and requesting
17‐2186‐cv
Vangorden v. Sec... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARKUS DAVIS, a/k/a Shawn Mark Davis

Shortly after midnight on February 21, 2017, law enforcement received two 911
calls from a person who claimed that two occupants of a maroon Chevrolet Caprice had
driven by his house waving guns and talking about shooting people. In the early morning
hours of the following day, February 22, Sergeant Steven Webb spotted a car matching
the description of the vehicle involved in ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KAMEL LAMBUS, AKA Kamel Angevine, AKA K, AKA Kamel Angenevine, STANLEY FULLER, AKA Wardy, AKA Webo

Lambus and Fuller are accused of being leaders and organizers of a
16 group of individuals that referred to itself as the Paper Chasing Goons or POV City
1 and was a drug trafficking organization (or the "DTO"). Beginning in 2015, Lambus
2 and Fuller, along with 10 others, were indicted principally on charges of conspiring
3 to distribute and possess with intent to distribute hero... More...
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Heidi Hostettler v. The College of Wooster Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Akron, Ohio

Heidi Hostettler was fired from the College of Wooster’s Human Resources Department when she was unable to return to work on a
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full-time basis as she was recovering from postpartum depression and separation anxiety. She sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101–12213 (2012); Title VII of the Civil Righ... More...
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United States ex rel. Jeffrey Berkowitz v. Automation Aids, Inc., et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Relator Jeffrey Berkowitz filed a qui tam complaint against nine separate defendants, alleg-ing violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C.
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17-2562
§ 3730. The defendants moved to dismiss Berkowitz’ third amended complaint for failure to state a claim. The district court granted the defendants’ motions and di... More...
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SARAH THOMPSON v. WAMBLI BEAR RUNNER

Sarah and Wambli live across the street from each other in Rapid City, South Dakota, in the tight-knit community of Lakota Homes. They also attended school together at Oglala Lakota College. Sarah and Wambli first started communicating in 2014 when Sarah began dating Wambli’s ex-boyfriend, Clay Ramsey. Sarah and Clay dated for only three months. [¶3.] On December 19, 2014, Wambli initiated a... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - SD)

Levi Huebner v. Midland Credit Management, et al. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff‐Appellant Levi Huebner (“Huebner”) is an attorney who has
litigated several cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15
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U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., which, among other things, prohibits debt collectors from
using “false, deceptive, or misleading representation[s] . . . in connection with the
collection of any debt,” id. § 1692e. In October 2013... More...
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Patrick Lafferty v. Wells fargo Bank, N.A.

This is the third appeal that comes to us in this case, which arises out of Patrick
and Mary Lafferty’s purchase of a defective motor home from Geweke Auto & RV
Group (Geweke) with an installment loan funded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (Wells
Fargo).
In Lafferty v. Wells Fargo Bank (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 545 (Lafferty I), this
court affirmed in part and reversed in part the actio... More...
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Nadine Pellegrino and Harry Waldman v. T.S.A., Nuyriah Abdul-Malik, Laura Labbee, and Denice Kissinger United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In Vanderklok v. United States, 868 F.3d 189 (3d Cir.
2017), we declined to imply a Bivens cause of action against
airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) in part because they “typically are not
law enforcement officers and do not act as such.” Id. at 208.
We now must decide a related question that we anticipated, but
did not resolve, ... More...
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United States of America v. Carlos Rafael Acosta-Joaquin

Carlos Rafael Acosta-Joaquin
("Acosta"), who appeals from his conviction for fraudulent use of
a social security number not his own, is a Dominican citizen. He
entered the United States illegally sometime in 2005 or 2006, has
remained ever since and early adopted the name of a U.S. citizen
named Kelvin Valle-Alicea ("Valle"). Following a four-count
indictment,1 a jury convi... More...
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Richard Paul Fisher v. State Personnel Board

While serving as an administrative law judge for the State Personnel Board (SPB),
Richard Paul Fisher joined the law firm of Simas & Associates as “of counsel.” Simas
& Associates specialized in representing clients facing administrative actions, including
those heard by the SPB. Indeed, the Simas law firm represented a CalTrans employee in
a high-profile case that was being heard ... More...
   $0 (07-10-2018 - CA)

SPECIALTYCARE IOM SERVICES, LLC v. MEDSURANT HOLDINGS, LLC, ET AL.

SpecialtyCare IOM Services, LLC (“SpecialtyCare,” or “Appellee”) and Medsurant Holdings, LLC (“Holdings”) and Medsurant, LLC (together with Holdings, “Medsurant,” or “Appellants”) are direct competitors in the intraoperative
neurophysiologic monitoring services(“IOM”)industry. IOM services are typically used for patients undergoing operations related to the nervous system, or procedures that... More...
   $0 (07-09-2018 - TN)

Richard Paul Fisher v. State Personnel Board

While serving as an administrative law judge for the State Personnel Board (SPB),
Richard Paul Fisher joined the law firm of Simas & Associates as “of counsel.” Simas
& Associates specialized in representing clients facing administrative actions, including
those heard by the SPB. Indeed, the Simas law firm represented a CalTrans employee in
a high-profile case that was being heard ... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CARLOS RAFAEL ACOSTA-JOAQUIN United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. The First Circuit

Carlos Rafael Acosta-Joaquin ("Acosta"), who appeals from his conviction for fraudulent use of a social security number not his own, is a Dominican citizen. He entered the United States illegally sometime in 2005 or 2006, has remained ever since and early adopted the name of a U.S. citizen named Kelvin Valle-Alicea ("Valle"). Following a four-count indictment,1 a jury convicted Acosta in ... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - ME)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. EMAN HASSENBEY, a/k/a EMOND HASSENBAY, AMAN A. HASSENBEY, and EMAN A. HASSENBEY

After a judge denied his motion to suppress evidence seized during a warrantless search (Indictment No. 15-03-0237), and his pretrial motions, including an application for a Franks1 hearing, on a second set of charges (Indictment No. 15-06-0448), defendant Eman Hassenbey entered into a plea agreement with the State. In exchange for his guilty pleas to one count of the first indictment, thir... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - NJ)

Kevon George vs. The State of Florida

The defendant was charged with and convicted of: the first-degree murder
of Steven Velez (“Velez”) committed with a deadly weapon and with a
premeditated design and/or while engaged in the perpetration of a robbery and/or a
kidnapping (Count I); the kidnapping of Jose Manuel Martinez (“Martinez”) with a
firearm (Count II); the attempted armed robbery of Velez (Count III); fals... More...
   $0 (07-05-2018 - FL)

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