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United States of America v. Brandon McElroy District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Chugiak Man Sentenced for Threatening Smithsonian Institution Employee by Email

A Chugiak man was sentenced for emailing threats to a local Smithsonian Institution employee.

Brandon McElroy, 33, of Chugiak, Alaska, was sentenced on January 18, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to five years of probation with conditions that McElroy undergo me... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - AK)

Bruce Frank Ruark v. The State of Texas

A denial of habeas corpus relief is reviewed under an abuse of discretion standard.
Ex parte Wheeler, 203 S.W.3d 317, 324 (Tex. Crim. App. 2006); Hernandez-Prado v. State,
No. 03-15-00290-CR, 2016 WL 3144113, at *4 (Tex. App.—Austin May 26, 2016, no pet.) (mem.
op., not designated for publication). A habeas court abuses its discretion, and the appellate court
will reverse the habe... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

Dennis Obduskey v. Wells Fargo District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Plaintiff-Appellant Dennis Obduskey appeals from the district court’s order
granting Defendants-Appellees Wells Fargo and McCarthy and Holthus, LLP’s
motions to dismiss numerous claims, including whether either party was liable as a
“debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§
1692–1692p. Obduskey v. Fargo, No. 15-CV-01734-RBJ, 2016 WL 4091174 (D.
... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - CO)

Texas Brine Co. v. Occidential Chemical Corporation Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Defendant Texas Brine Company, LLC (Texas Brine) operates brine wells on
land owned by Co-Defendant Occidental Chemical Corporation (Oxy) in Louisiana.
In August 2012, a sinkhole appeared near one of these wells. After the sinkhole
appeared, Texas Brine began clean-up efforts. To manage this crisis, Texas Brine
consulted with others. In December 2012, Texas Brine retained Frontier<... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - OK)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. GARY S. HARRIS

Defendant Gary S. Harris appeals from an August 24, 2015
order of the Law Division denying his petition for post-conviction
relief (PCR) couched as a "motion for a new trial."1 Defendant
argues he was deprived of a fair trial based upon ineffective
assistance of counsel and other constitutional violations.
Defendant also contends that the motion judge erred by deciding <... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Sanford J. Wishnev v. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

We ask the California Supreme Court to resolve two open
questions of state law that have significant effects on
insurance companies and insureds in California.
An initiative measure enacted in 1918 (the Initiative), Cal
Civ. Code §§ 1916-1–5, limits the amount of interest lenders
may charge, and provides that lenders may not compound
WISHNEV V. 4 NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
int... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - CA)

Amador Zapata, Jr., et al. v. HSBC Holdings, P.L.C., et al. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - HSBC Holdings Plc Agrees to Pay More Than $100 Million to Resolve Fraud Charges

United Kingdom-based global financial services company HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) and agreed to pay a $63.1 million criminal penalty and $38.4 million in disgorgement and restitution to resolve charges that it engaged in a scheme to defraud two b... More...
   $100000000 (01-19-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Michael Litz Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Clayton Real Estate Developer Pleads Guilty

Michael Litz, 63, of Ladue, pled guilty on January 17, 2018 to assisting in an unlawful insider loan scheme at Excel Bank. He appeared before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig.

Litz is the third person to plead guilty in a criminal investigation following the failure of Excel Bank in 2012. Litz and Shaun... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - MO)

CITY OF TOPEKA v. WILLIE L. MURDOCK

Willie L. Murdock appeals from his conviction of possession of drug paraphernalia under Topeka Municipal Code. 9.50.040(a)(2). He argues (1) the district court erred when it denied his motion to suppress because he did not give Officer Matthew Blassingame consent to enter his apartment; (2) the court erred when it denied his motion to suppress because the plain view doctrine was not satisfied; (3)... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER R. WARD

Ward and his friend Andrew Rhodes formed and operated a construction business, All Construction Guaranteed Roofing and Restoration (ACG). Their financial arrangement was a loose one. They merely orally agreed to become general contractors who would supply materials and hire subcontractors to perform work on projects. Neither had a set salary; occasionally they would estimate profits and divide the... 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)

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)

Heron Bay Homeowners Association v. City of San Leandro, Halus Power Systems, Real Party in Interest

Real parties in interest Halus Power Systems and Louis A. Rigaud individually
and dba Halus Power Systems (collectively, Halus Power), appeal from the trial court’s
post-judgment order granting in part plaintiff Heron Bay Homeowners Association’s
(Heron Bay HOA’s) motion for attorneys’ fees pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure1
section 1021.5. Defendant City of San Leandro (San Lean... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - CA)

Andrew Panico v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this putative class action, Plaintiff-Appellant Andrew Panico, who resides outside of the state of Delaware but signed a contract with a choice-of-law provision specifying application of Delaware state law, asserts that Defendant-Appellee Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”) violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“NJCFA”) by suing to co... More...   $0 (01-14-2018 - NJ)

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)

Golden Eagle Land Investment, L.P. v. Rancho Sante Fe Association

This is an appeal and cross-appeal from an anti-SLAPP ruling which granted the
defense motion to strike in part and denied it in part. (Code Civ. Proc.,1 § 425.16.)
Plaintiff and appellant Golden Eagle Land Investment, L.P. (Golden Eagle) and its
coplaintiff and appellant Mabee Trust (the Trust; sometimes together, Appellants)2 own
real property in the vicinity of Rancho Santa Fe. ... More...
   $0 (01-14-2018 - CA)

State of Ohio v. Willie Lee Wright, Jr.

Following a jury trial, appellant Willie L. Wright, Jr. was convicted of
domestic violence against his live-in girlfriend at the time, the victim, for two incidents,
each a violation of R.C. 2919.25(A) and (D)(4), a felony of the third degree. Count 2
occurred on November 16, 2015, and Count 3 occurred on June 16, 2016. Appellant was
found not guilty of domestic violence all... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

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)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BRETT CALVIN HENSLEY

Hensley pled guilty to third-degree burglary and was sentenced on March
25, 2014, to a suspended five-year prison term. Hensley was placed on probation
for two years, and the court ordered, as a part of that probation, Hensley complete
treatment at the Bridges of Iowa program. The sentencing order required Hensley
to remain in the Polk County Jail until space became available... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - IA)

Evertee Simmons and Dontell Stephens v. Ric Bradshaw, Palm Beach Sheriff Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Dontrell Stephens was shot four times by Deputy Sheriff Adams Lin during
an encounter in West Palm Beach, Florida, on September 13, 2013. As a result,
Stephens now suffers from permanent paralysis.
In an action brought against Deputy Lin as an individual and Sheriff Ric
Bradshaw in his official capacity as the sheriff of Palm Beach County, the district
court granted summary jud... More...
   $0 (01-11-2018 - FL)

Commodores Entertainment Corporation v. Thomas McClary and Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this common-law trademark case, Thomas McClary appeals from an order granting judgment as a matter of law to Commodores Entertainment Corporation (CEC) and converting a preliminary injunction into a permanent one against McClary and his corporation, Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC. The dispute concerned ownership of the mark “The Commodores,” the name of a famous Grammy Award–winning rhythm and... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - FL)

Sheldon Fong v. East West Bank

Plaintiff Sheldon Fong is an octogenarian real estate investor who sought to help
some younger friends establish a real estate business. He borrowed money in his own
name and stood behind two loans that he helped the new business procure from defendant
East West Bank (Bank). When some of these transactions ended badly, Fong brought
this action, alleging conversion and financial abu... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - CA)

City of St. Louis vs. Emmanuel V. Jones City of St. Louis, MO

We review the evidence and all reasonable inferences drawn from the evidence in the
light most favorable to the judgment. State v. Hutson, 487 S.W.3d 100, 109 (Mo. App. W.D.
2016). On the evening of May 29, 2015, Defendant was participating in a peaceful protest march
in downtown St. Louis. There was heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic downtown due to a
baseball game and it ... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - MO)

CLEMENTS v. SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Customers filed their Application on September 14, 2015, asking the Commission to vacate or modify PUD 260 entered in 1989 in order "to redress the proven bribery and corruption perpetrated by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company [SWBT] that occurred in 1989 in relation to Oklahoma Corporation Commission's . . . Cause No. PUD (Public Utility Docket) 860000260 ("PUD 260")." 5 More than twenty-six (2... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - OK)

WANDA COLLINS, as Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF WILLIAM “MACK” VAUGHAN v. ST. VINCENT HOSPITAL, INC COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

William “Mack” Vaughan presented at the emergency department of Defendant
11 St. Vincent Hospital, Inc. (the Hospital) in Santa Fe, New Mexico in August 2002
12 with complaints of abdominal pain. He was seen in the emergency department by Dr.
13 Martin Wilt, who was a subcontractor/partner of Northern New Mexico Emergency
14 Medical Services, and who ordered a CT scan. The scan was... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - NM)

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