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Manny Villanueva v. Fidelity National Title Company

In their first appeal (case No. H041870), both plaintiff Manny Villanueva,
individually and as class representative, and defendant Fidelity National Title Company
(Fidelity) appeal from a judgment following a bench trial in this class action lawsuit
alleging violations of the Unfair Competition Law (UCL) (Bus. & Prof. Code, §§ 17200
et seq.). Villanueva and the class (jointly Plain... More...
   $0 (10-15-2018 - CA)

Alex Cheveldave v. Tri Palms Unified Owners Association

Tri Palms Unified Owners Association (the Association) is a group of
homeowners in the Tri-Palms Estates.
There is a recreation facility adjacent to the TriPalms
Estates, and homeowners pay a fee for that recreation facility. In 2014, in
bankruptcy proceedings, Kort & Scott Financial Group, LLC (K&S) was the successful
bidder on the recreation facility. The Association entered... More...
   $0 (10-04-2018 - CA)

Manny Villanueva v. Fidelity National Title Company

In their first appeal (case No. H041870), both plaintiff Manny Villanueva,
individually and as class representative, and defendant Fidelity National Title Company
(Fidelity) appeal from a judgment following a bench trial in this class action lawsuit
alleging violations of the Unfair Competition Law (UCL) (Bus. & Prof. Code, §§ 17200
et seq.). Villanueva and the class (jointly Plain... More...
   $0 (10-03-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Joseph Glenn Osborne and Joseph Glenn Osborne, II

San Diego, CA - Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Million-Dollar Fraud

A father and son who fraudulently won over $4 million of federal contracts using false financial statements and other lies were sentenced to prison today and ordered to pay over $1 million in restitution. The father also admitted to stealing more than half a million dollars from his consulting clients, and then ... More...
   $0 (09-18-2018 - CA)

Howard Pittman v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff Howard Pittman (“Pittman”) sued two mortgage servicers, iServe Servicing, Inc. (“iServe”) and Servis One, Inc., d/b/a BSI Financial Services (“BSI”), for negligent and willful violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) pursuant to 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681n and 1681o. He also sued BSI for breach of contract. Pittman appeals from several decisions entered by the district court denying Pi... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - MI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHAKA FATTAH, SR., KAREN NICHOLAS, ROBERT BRAND, HERBERT VEDERMAN

During the 1980s and ’90s, Fattah served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a Senator. In 1995, Fattah was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. In 2006, Fattah launched an unsuccessful run for Mayor of Philadelphia, setting in motion the events that wo... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PA)

Property California SCJLW One Corporation v. Kris Leamy

Defendants Robin and Kris Leamy appeal from a final judgment entered in favor
of plaintiff Property California SCJLW One Corporation. The judgment was entered
based on an order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment regarding a
settlement agreement (Agreement) involving attorney fees that contained a standard
general release. Defendants contend summary judgment was improp... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - CA)

Cecil Daughtrey Jr. and Patricia A. Daughtrey v. Luis E. Rivera, II Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this case, Cecil and Patricia Daughtrey filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition for the sole purpose of preventing the sale of their property in a public auction to be held pursuant to a state court judgment that foreclosed the mortgage on the property. After the public auction was automatically stayed under 11 U.S.C. § 362(a), the trustee of the bankruptcy estate and the judgment creditor, 72 Pa... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - FL)

LOUISE E. WATTS vs. ANNE M. FLEDDERMAN, Executor of the Estate of Thomas A. Fledderman, Deceased and ANNE M. FLEDDERMAN MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

In 1998, Thomas Fledderman was operating an antique furniture and
antique art pottery retail business in Mt. Healthy. When his landlord demanded
possession of the retail space and the second-floor apartment that Thomas
Fledderman had occupied, Thomas Fledderman attempted to purchase a commercial
storefront building located on Spring Grove Avenue in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

IN RE: ESTATE OF JERRY WEST, Deceased, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Estate of
Jerry West, a Vietnam veteran, dispute whether certain benefits owed to West at the time of his
death should be paid to the Estate. The district court remanded that dispute to Kentucky probate
court, but the government contends the dispute can be litigated only pursuant to the procedure set
forth in the Veterans’ Judicial Review ... More...
   $0 (07-16-2018 - KY)

Kohner Properties, Inc. v. Latasha Johnson Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

Latasha Johnson appeals a judgment entered in favor of Kohner Properties, Inc., in a rent-and-possession action. She argues the circuit court erroneously barred her from asserting the implied warranty of habitability as an affirmative defense and counterclaim because she remained in possession of the premises without depositing her unpaid rent to the circuit court in custodia legis, which is “trad... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - MO)

Christina Felts v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Christina Felts appeals from an order granting summary judgment in favor of her mortgage servicer, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”), with respect to Felts’ claim that Wells Fargo failed to conduct a reasonable investigation into the accuracy of its credit reporting of her mortgage loan, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“the FCRA” or “the Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. The dist... More...   $0 (06-27-2018 - FL)

Placer Foreclosure, Inc. v. Solomon Aflalo

Placer Foreclosure, Inc., acting as trustee, conducted
a foreclosure sale of property owned by Solomon Aflalo. The
foreclosure sale resulted in surplus proceeds. When Aflalo filed a
wrongful foreclosure action against Placer and the third-party
buyer, Pro Value Properties, Inc., Placer filed a complaint in
interpleader and deposited the surplus proceeds with the court.
Plac... More...
   $0 (05-31-2018 - CA)

Michael Benaroya v. Bruce Willis

Benaroya Pictures (Benaroya) contracted with Westside
Corporation (Westside) to pay the well-known actor Bruce Willis, the
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president of Westside, to perform in a movie to be produced by
Benaroya. After a dispute arose regarding Willis’ payment, Willis and
Westside (collectively respondents) commenced arbitration proceedings
against Benaroya, pursuant to the arbitration c... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - CA)

Erik J. Hansen v. Sandridge Partners, L.P.

Respondent and cross-appellant Erik Hansen and several relatives (the “Hansens”)
own about 382 acres of farmland in Tulare County (APN 291-010-009; the “09 parcel”).
Appellant and cross-respondent Sandridge Partners, L.P., (Sandridge) owns an adjacent
parcel of about 250 acres (APN 291-010-005; the “05 parcel”).1
This case centers around
approximately 10 acres on the southwest... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - CA)

Rae Weiler v. Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc.

Plaintiff Rae Weiler seeks a declaration and order from the superior court
that defendants Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc., et al., must
either (1) pay plaintiff’s share of the costs in the previously ordered arbitration, or (2)
waive their contractual right to arbitrate the underlying claims and allow them to be tried
in the superior court. We conclude, ba... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - )

United States of America v. Clay Shelton Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY - Owner Of U.S. Energy Partners, Inc. Of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Sentenced To Prison For Wire Fraud, Securities Fraud, And Money Laundering

Fraudulent Investment scam resulted in loss exceeding $1,000,000 for eleven partners

The owner of U.S. Energy Partners, Inc. of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court on April 9, 2018, by Dis... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - KY)

Association for Accessible Medicines v. Brian E. Frosh, et al. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

The Association for Accessible Medicines (“AAM”) appeals the district court’s dismissal of its dormant commerce clause challenge to a Maryland statute prohibiting price gouging in the sale of prescription drugs. AAM also appeals the district court’s refusal to enjoin enforcement of the statute on the basis that it is unconstitutionally vague. We hold that the statute violates the dormant commerce ... More...   $0 (04-13-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Herzel Meiri and Amir Meiri Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Father And Son Plead Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

HERZEL MEIRI and AMIR MEIRI pled guilty on April 10, 2018 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud before the U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, in connection with their scheme to fraudulently induce distressed homeowners to sell their homes for little or no consideration to a company they owned and controlled. ... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - NY)

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),
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pursuant to a lease agreement that included a provision allowing the lessee to purchase
the property at the fair market valu... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Timothy J. Beverly United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Florida Airplane Broker Sentenced to Over Seven Years for Tax and Wire Fraud

A Pompano Beach, Florida, resident was sentenced today to 90 months in prison for filing fraudulent tax returns, wire fraud, and filing false monthly reports with the U.S. Probation Office announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Divisi... More...
   $0 (03-17-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Joseph G. Scali Federal Courthouse - White Plains, New York

White Plains, NY - Disbarred Orange County Attorney Convicted of Mail Fraud, Structuring Cash Transactions, Making False Statements to the IRS, Obstructing the IRS, Tax Evasion, Obstruction of Justice, and Perjury

JOSEPH G. SCALI was convicted for mail fraud, structuring cash transactions, making false statements to the IRS, obstructing the IRS, tax evasion, obstruction of justice, and pe... More...
   $0 (03-02-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Margie Lou Franz District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt, MD - 73 Year Old Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Wire Fraud

On January 26, 2018, United States District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Margie Lou Franz, age 73, of Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania to 21 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud. Xinis also ordered Franz to pay $970,964.76 in restitution.

According t... More...
   $0 (02-02-2018 - MD)

Ryan Boucher v. Finance System of Green Bay, Inc. Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Plaintiffs sued defendant, a debt col-lection agency, for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Prac-tices Act (“FDCPA”). Specifically, plaintiffs allege that de-fendant’s dunning letters were false and misleading because they threatened to impose “late charges and other charges” that could not lawfully be imposed. The district court dis-missed plaintiffs’ claims because the challenged statement ... More...   $0 (01-17-2018 - WI)

Li Guan v. Yongmei Hu

Plaintiff Li Guan and defendant Yongmei Hu entered into a
contract under which Guan paid the purchase price for a Malibu
residence (the property) to be held by Hu as the “nominal owner.”
Hu agreed to sell the property upon receiving instructions to
do so, and to distribute the sale proceeds between the parties
according to a mathematical formula in the contract. After
recei... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - CA)

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