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Jonathan Arvizu v. City of Pasadena

Plaintiff and Appellant Jonathan Arvizu sued the City of
Pasadena after he fell over a retaining wall located beside a
recreational trail in the City’s Arroyo Seco Natural Park,
resulting in devastating personal injuries. Arvizu had entered the
Park in the dark, pre-dawn hours, while it was closed, in order to
go “ghost hunting” with a group of friends. While taking a
short... More...
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GERON R. TAYLOR v. THE CITY OF BIXBY, OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

On September 8, 2011, Taylor was stopped by a Bixby police officer for driving 49 miles per hour in a 40-mile per hour speed zone. During the interrogation that followed, Taylor failed to produce a driver's license, admitted that he did not have a driver's license and admitted that he had never possessed a valid driver's license. Taylor was arrested and charged with speeding and driving without a ... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Caring Heart Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, et al. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - United States Reaches Settlement With Four Facilities And Two Medical Companies To Resolve Allegations Of Fraudulent Billing In Skilled Nursing Facilities

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that it reached an agreement with four skilled nursing facilities and two consulting companies with which they contracted to resolve allegations of fraudulent billing of Medi... More...
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Jaime Gonzalez v. Owens Corning Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This appeal involves a putative class action brought by consumers in four states who alleged that Appellees Owens Corning and Owens Corning Sales, LLC (collectively, Owens Corning) sold defective roof shingles and misrepresented the shingles’ expected useful life. Appellants challenge an order of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania denying class certification.... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

Nicole Haberle v. Officer Daniel Troxell Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy Nixon was a troubled man. After stealing a firearm, he told his partner, Nicole Haberle, that he was going to commit suicide. When a police officer employed by the Borough of Nazareth learned of that threat, he did not wait for trained crisis support professionals but instead knocked on the door of the apartment where Nixon was located and announced his presence. Nixon immediately shot him... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

Omar Norvil Whylie Lewin v. Attorney General of the United States of America United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals

This immigration case raises a single question: whether the petitioner’s conviction under New Jersey’s Receiving Stolen Property Statute, N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:20-7(a), constitutes an “aggravated felony” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), 66 Stat. 163, as amended. 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(G). We conclude that it does and, accordingly, will deny the petition for review.

I. BAC... More...
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United States of America v. Joel A. Sabean, M.D. District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

This case, which reads like an
anthology of pain, pathos, and personal degradation, paints a grim
picture of the human condition. It intertwines allegations of an
incestuous relationship with criminal charges of tax evasion,
unlawful distribution of controlled substances, and health-care
fraud. Following a contentious trial, the jury found defendantappellant
Joel A. Sabean ... More...
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Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as “Eleanor No. 1,” which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Contrice Travis v. Exel, Inc. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

A jury awarded the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) and Contrice Travis back pay, compensatory damages, and punitive damages after finding that Travis’s employer, Exel, Inc., discriminated against her because of her sex. The discrimination occurred when Dave Harris, Travis’s supervisor, denied her a promotion in favor of Michael Pooler, a male employee. After the verdict, Exel ... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - GA)

Matthew C. McGlynn v. State of California

In this mandamus proceeding, six judges who were elected to the superior court in
mid-term elections in 2012, but who did not take office until January 7, 2013, maintain
they are entitled to benefits under the Judges’ Retirement System II (JRS II)1
as in effect
at the time they were elected, rather than at the time they assumed office. This is a matter
of considerable importanc... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ROY D. WETRICH Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

For acts committed between January 1, 2009 and April 24, 2009, Wetrich was convicted by a Johnson County jury of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, violation of a protective order, domestic battery, and intimidation of a witness. The district court sentenced Wetrich to a controlling sentence of 124 months in prison, based on a c... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)

Susan E. Hammatt, et al. v. General Motors Company, et al. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

New York, NY - Susan E. Hammatt, et al. sued General Motors Company, et al. on a vehicular product liability theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
02/14/2018 173 ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the next status conference in this matter, previously scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on March 23, 2018, will begin instead at 1:30 p.m. Counsel shall promptly update the MDL website with the new... More...
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United States of America v. Vidya Banka Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - United States Resolves Claims That Philadelphia Cardiologist Billed Medicare For Unnecessary Stent Procedures

Vidya Banka, M.D., a cardiologist and former director of Pennsylvania Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab, has entered into a settlement agreement with the United States to resolve allegations that he improperly submitted Medicare claims for unnecessary cardi... More...
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Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises

In this appeal, plaintiff Petrolink, Inc. (Petrolink) seeks a modification of a
judgment entered in its favor on its cause of action for specific performance. Petrolink
leased a parcel of undeveloped property from defendant Lantel Enterprises (Lantel),
pursuant to a lease agreement that included a provision allowing the lessee to purchase
the property at the fair market valu... More...
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Dustan Dobbs v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

George McLaughlin represented
Dustan Dobbs in a products liability suit against DePuy Orthopaedics.
After DePuy offered to settle the suit, but a few
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months before Dobbs accepted that offer, Dobbs terminated
the representation contract and removed McLaughlin as
counsel. Now, McLaughlin seeks attorneys’ fees in quantum
meruit for the services he and h... More...
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Shannon Hyland v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Monteil Hyland was a passenger
in a car owned by Kimberly Perkins and driven by
Miquasha Smith—who, at age 16, was not lawfully behind
the wheel when she smashed the car at 12:46 a.m. one Saturday
into two parked vehicles, seriously injuring Hyland.
Smith has been convicted of aggravated reckless driving.
Neither Smith nor her parents had auto insurance. But Perkins
had... More...
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In the early hours of September 15, 2005, nine shots were fired through a
3 bedroom window of an apartment in Clovis, killing ten-year-old Carlos Perez. Carlos
4 had been sleeping in the bedroom he shared with his older brother, the intended
5 victim, seventeen-year-old Ruben Perez.
6 {4} That night there were two distinct groups of actors involved in the shooting:
7 one group... More...
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United States of America v. Amalia Gamboa Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Multi-Million Dollar Tax Return Scheme

Amalia Gamboa (age 41), of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was sentenced in federal court to 5 years in prison for fraudulently obtaining over $4.6 million in tax refund checks. The sentence followed her guilty plea to mail fraud, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1341, theft of go... More...
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United States of America ex rel. Westrick v. Second Chance Body Armor, et al. and United States of America v. Toyobo Co., Ltd.

Japanese Fiber Manufacturer to Pay $66 Million for Alleged False Claims Related to Defective Bullet Proof Vests

Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary, Toyobo U.S.A. Inc., f/k/a Toyobo America Inc. (collectively, Toyobo), have agreed to pay $66 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act that they sold defective Zylon fiber used in bullet proof vests that the United... More...
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Lokeshwaran Narayanasamy and Savitry Krishnamurthy v. Claudette Issa, Balise T, LLC, Rasier, LLC, Uber Technologies, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Providence, RI - Lokeshwaran Narayanasamy and Savitry Krishnamurthy sued Claudette Issa, Balise T, LLC, Rasier, LLC, Uber Technologies, Inc. on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories.

02/23/2018 Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge John J. McConnell, Jr.: Telephonic Rule 16 Conference held on 2/23/2018; Joseph P. Marasco, Thomas L. Moran, Amy B. Parker, Gigi... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Cory Kuebler Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Claremore, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Cory Kuebler with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7(A)
Date of Offense: 08/12/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
Kuebler, Cory Lee Disposed: CONVICTION, 08/31/2017. Guilty Plea
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7(A... More...
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Roxanne Adams v. Naphcare, Inc., et al. Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

This case arises from the events surrounding the death of Jamycheal Mitchell. His personal representative, Roxanne Adams, brought this action on his behalf, asserting claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against Debra K. Ferguson and forty-nine other defendants. Ferguson moved to dismiss all claims against her; the district court denied the motion. Ferguson appeals. For the reasons that fol... More...   $0 (03-14-2018 - VA)

Edward Davidson v. Seterus, Inc.

At issue in this appeal is whether mortgage servicers can be "debt collectors"
under California's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ.
Code,1 § 1788 et seq.). There is a split of authority among the many federal district
courts that have considered the issue, and there is a paucity of California authority
addressing the question.
In this case, t... More...
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David Chidraoui v. Fitness International, LLC d/b/a L.A. Fitness Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

David Chidraoui sued Fitness International, LLC d/b/a L.A. Fitness on a personal injury negligence theory.

03/01/2018 5 ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by Fitness International, LLC. (Lawrence, Roger) (Entered: 03/01/2018)
03/01/2018 6 Corporate Disclosure Statement by Fitness International, LLC identifying Corporate Parent Fitness International, LLC, a California limited liability company f... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Patricia Ann Spann Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Duncan, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Patricia Ann Spann with:


The State claimed that Spann married her own daughter in violation of state law.

Date Code Description Count Party Amount


Document Available (#CC16090200000341) Download document in TIFF format.TIFF Download documen... More...
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