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HOWARD JOHNSON III v. U.S. FOOD SERVICE, and AMERICAN ZURICH INSURANCE CO

On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Carlos Whitcomb v. The State of Texas

Appellant was employed as a respiratory therapist until he lost his job because he
tested positive for marijuana. After he lost his job, he moved in with his parents: his mother,
Phyllis Payne, and his stepfather, Kenneth Payne. Two years later, appellant had not regained
employment and was still living with his parents. Then, on the morning of May 24, 2013, at
approximately 11... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - IL)

Aaron Clark v. State of Indiana

Clark had an arrangement with Stephanie Harmon to do odd jobs in exchange for permission to live in a small room in the back of a building in Lawrenceburg. In June 2016, Stephanie contacted the doctor of her mother, Brenda Harmon, pretended to be Brenda, and requested a refill of Brenda’s hydrocodone prescription. At Stephanie’s direction, Clark pretended to be Brenda’s son, picked up the p... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - IN)

DON WYNGARDEN vs. STATE OF IOWA JUDICIAL BRANCH, JOHN WAUTERS, and BRUCE BUTTEL COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

Wyngarden, who was born in 1951, was employed as a juvenile court officer
(JCO) by the Iowa Judicial Branch.1 His immediate supervisor was Bruce Buttel
and Buttel’s supervisor was John Wauters. Wyngarden received an oral reprimand
in November 2007, which was not placed in his file. On October 9, 2008,
Wyngarden received a written reprimand based on Wauters’s determination More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - IA)

United States of America v. Victor Van Cleave Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Former Des Moines Pharmacy Technician Sentenced for Illegally Tampering With Fentanyl

On July 10, 2018, Victor Van Cleave, age 30, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 30 months in prison for tampering with consumer products, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Van Cleave was ordered to serve three years of supervised re... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - IA)

United States of America v. Jerry R. Harper, Jr. Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke, VA - Virginia Pharmacist Pleads Guilty To $5 Million Employment Tax Fraud

A Collinsville, Virginia pharmacist pleaded guilty on July 12, 2018 to failing to account for and pay over employment taxes, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Thomas T. Cullen for the Western District of Virginia.
... More...
   $0 (07-12-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. James Burkhart Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Indianapolis, IN - Former health care chief executive sentenced to 9.5 years in federal prison

James Burkhart’s conspiracy reaped nearly $19.4 million in fraud and kickbacks, funding
private jets, vacation homes, diamond jewelry, and gold bars

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler today announced the sentencing of the former CEO of American Senior Communities (ASC) in a mas... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - IN)

State of Tennessee v. Ramey Michelle Long

As a result of a traffic stop effectuated by two Henderson County sheriff’s deputies, the Appellant was indicted for DUI; DUI, second offense; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; and violating the open container law. The true bill reflects the Appellant also was indicted for speeding; however, the indictment did not include a charge of speeding. Nevertheless, at trial, the... More...   $0 (07-01-2018 - TN)

Quincy Hawkins v. State of Indiana (mem

The evidence most favorable to the verdict shows that on August 21, 2015, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant on Hawkins’s home. In an effort to keep everyone safe, the SWAT team broke a window and used a flash bang, a diversionary device meant to disorient the occupants of a residence, as they announced their presence by... More...   $0 (07-01-2018 - IN)

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, d/b/a NIFLA, et al. v. Becerra Attorney General of California, et al. United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act (FACT Act) requires clinics that primarily serve pregnant women toprovide certain notices. Cal. Health & Safety Code Ann. §123470 et seq. (West 2018). Licensed clinics must notify women that California provides free or low-cost services, including abortions, and give them a phone number to call.Unlicensed clinics must notify women t... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - DC)

Frederic Lamont Paige v. The State of Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Appellant Frederic Lamont Paige was indicated for five separate aggravated robberies
involving a deadly weapon.1 Appellant entered open guilty pleas for each indictment. 2 After
presentation of evidence, the trial court accepted appellant’s guilty pleas and assessed concurrent
1 The offense in F15-71713-T (appellate cause number 05-... More...
   $0 (06-24-2018 - TX)

Jeffrey Cozzl v. City of Birmingham and Cedrick Thomas Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Jeffrey Cozzi was arrested for the robbery of one pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another. He was released after the police found no evidence linking him to the crimes. Cozzi sued Officer Cedrick Thomas, the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and several other law enforcement officers alleging, among other claims, a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from what he contends was an un... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - AL)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MADISON K. COZZONE

Appellant was previously employed as a pharmacy technician in a
supermarket pharmacy. After the pharmacy received complaints from customers
indicating their prescriptions for various strengths of Oxycodone/APAP did not contain the
full amount of prescribed medication, the pharmacy surveillance footage was reviewed.
The footage showed appellant tampering with customer prescrip... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

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)

Jullian M. Carter v. Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, LLC Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Mobile, AL - Jullian M. Carter sued Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, LLC on a personal injury negligence theory.... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - AL)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL DALE,

Christopher Dale appeals his convictions for aggravated robbery, charges that arose after he used a BB gun to take three cell phones and an iPod from three teenage boys at a skate park. Dale was convicted of two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of theft (one of the boys was off skating and thus wasn't threatened by the BB gun when Dale took that boy's cell phone). Dale argues that all o... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Albert Diaz, M.D. Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Mississippi Physician Sentenced to Over Three Years in Prison for Role in $3 Million Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

A Biloxi, Mississippi physician was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for his involvement in a $3 million compounding pharmacy fraud scheme.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. A... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JESSE ORIN RICK

Rick was driving northbound on 8th Street in Salina before turning eastbound onto Harsh Street at a high rate of speed. At the same time, Officers Jeremy Watkins and Andrew Meek—who were wearing their police uniforms and were engaged in their official duties—were crossing Harsh Street, approximately 75 feet away. Officers Watkins and Meek motioned and yelled for Rick's vehicle to stop or slow down... More...   $0 (06-05-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. I&L Express Pharmacy Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Pharmacy owners agree to pay $3.2 million to resolve False Claims case

The owners of I&L Express Pharmacy in Philadelphia have agreed to pay millions to resolve a False Claims Act case against them, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today.

Irina Minkovich and Yelena Babchinetskya have agreed to pay $3.2 million to the federal government to resolve alle... More...
   $3200000 (06-04-2018 - PA)

STATE OF OHIO v. JEANNE HARRINGTON

On the morning of August 16, 2011, Harrington placed a call to the Avon Lake
Police Department to notify them that her husband had committed suicide. Upon arriving at the
marital residence, officers found the victim lying on a couch with his head wrapped in plastic.
They also found a purported suicide note that was typewritten, but signed in ink with the victim’s
name. The c... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Effingham Health System Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Southern District Of Georgia Announces Largest Hospital Drug Diversion Civil Penalty Settlement in U.S. History

In the nation’s largest settlement of its kind involving allegations of drug diversion at a hospital, Effingham Health System has agreed to pay the United States $4.1 million to resolve allegations that Effingham Health System failed to provide effective controls ... More...
   $4100000 (05-21-2018 - GA)

Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - ME)

THE STATE OF OHIO v. MYERS

The case was tried to a jury. Much of the account of what happened came from Myers’s friend and codefendant Timothy Mosley. According to Mosley, he and Myers began to concoct their scheme on January 27, 2014. That morning, Myers, who had just slept through the start of a new job, woke up Mosley
and asked him if he “wanted to make some money.” When Mosley said he did, Myers suggested that ... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Alan Arnold Godofsky Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY - Cincinnati Physician Sentenced to 60 Months for Illegal Distribution of Oxycodone Pills

A Cincinnati physician, who was convicted of illegally distributing oxycodone pills, was sentenced on April 25, 2018 to 60 months in federal prison and a fine of $500,000.

Chief U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell sentenced 61 year old Alan Arnold Godofsky for illegally distr... More...
   $0 (04-26-2018 - KY)

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