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T&H Bail Bonds, Inc., et al. v. Preferred Investment Services, Inc., et al

Preferred Investment Services, Inc., (“PISI”) was a Delaware corporation involved in the
financing of cash bails that were posted in various Delaware courts by T&H Bail Bonds, Inc.
Edwin Swan was the owner and principal of PISI. Plaintiffs (in this action) are T&H and the
other named individuals who were originally co-defendants in the Chancery Court case. The
contract betwe ... More
   $30,700 (09-01-2015 - DE)

In re CertiSign Holding, Inc

CertiSign was incorporated in Delaware on December 20, 2004, by non
party Certipar, S.A. (“Certipar”) to serve as Certipar’s holding company. Certipar
wholly owns Certisign Certificadora Digital S.A., which “provides public key
infrastructure based solutions to financial institutions, governments, and
enterprises that increasingly utilize unsecured IP networks to link business ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - DE)

Leslie Wheathon v. John McCarthy

Ask 100 Americans whether a 74 year-old man’s “family”
includes his wife who lives with him, and every one of those Americans will likely answer yes.
But here the Ohio Department of Medicaid answered no, with the result that it denied Joe
No. 14-4023 Wheaton v. McCarthy Page 2
Turner’s application for benefits under the Medicaid Act. That Act requires States who receive
M ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - OH)

Trikona Advisers Ltd. v. Haida Investments Ltd

This action arises out of a dispute over the control and ownership of 500 shares of stock (shares) in the named plaintiff, Trikona Advisers Limited(Trikona),aninvestmentadvisorycorporationspecializing in Indian real estate, which is incorporated in theCaymanIslands.TheplaintiffsAsiaPacificVentures Limited (Asia Pacific) and Vera Financial Corporation (Vera Financial) brought an interpleader action ... More   $0 (09-01-2015 - CT)

United States of America v. Gregory Bernard Griffin, Jr., a/k/a Johnny Jenkins

Gregory Bernard Griffin was convicted of bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The indictment charged that he defrauded two federally insured banks. One of those banks, Bank of America Corporation,1 was indisputably not involved in his scheme, and at trial the government showed only that the other bank, Magnolia Federal Cred ... More   $0 (09-01-2015 - MS)

United States of America v. Regina Tolliver

The Government appeals the District Court’s grant of Regina Tolliver’s (“Appellee” or “Tolliver”) 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion. Because material facts are in dispute surrounding Tolliver’s ineffective assistance of counsel (“IAC”) allegations based on her trial counsel’s failure to investigate, the District Court abused its discretion in granting the § 2255 motion without first holding an evidentiary h ... More   $0 (09-01-2015 - PA)

Innosys v. Mercer

¶4 In January of 2008, immediately following Amanda Mercer‘s graduation from the University of Utah, InnoSys hired her as an engineer. Per its standard practice, InnoSys had Mercer sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). By signing, Mercer promised not to ―copy, transmit, reproduce, summarize, quote or make any commercial or other use of any Protected Information, except for the benefit of [I ... More   $0 (09-01-2015 - UT)

Haron v Azoulay

The motion Court properly found that the two August 1, 2013 judgments were satisfied pursuant to the parties' October 2013 stipulation and that pursuant to that stipulation plaintiff is not entitled to any additional interest on those judgments.

The motion court properly modified the pendente lite award, given the exigent circumstances established by plaintiff (see Anonymous v Anonymous, ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - NY)

Sapphire Inv. Ventures, LLC v Mark Hotel Sponsor LLC

In this action to rescind a purchase agreement and recover a down payment, the proceeding before the Attorney General (AG) was sufficiently judicial so as to warrant preclusive effect (see Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P., 117 AD3d 585 [1st Dept 2014], lv dismissed 24 NY3d 934 [2014]; see also Matter of CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P. v Cuomo, 101 AD3d 473 [1st Dept 2012]). To the extent plaintiffs' a ... More   $0 (09-01-2015 - NY)

Laura Sheedy v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company

This case involves an attempt
by a Chapter 13 debtor to avoid foreclosure on her residential
mortgage through a lender liability suit in an adversary proceeding
within her bankruptcy case. Agreeing with the bankruptcy court, we
find all claims to be either time-barred or without merit, and
therefore affirm its grant of summary judgment in favor of the
I. Back ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - MA)

Garnett v Strike Holdings LLC

Defendants Strike Holdings LLC and Strike Long Island, LLC (collectively, Strike) operated an indoor recreation facility that contained a go-kart racing track. On December 27, 2003, plaintiff rode as a passenger in a two-seat go-kart driven by her then boyfriend, third-party defendant, Lawrence Nadler. While driving on the track, they were allegedly bumped twice by other go-karts, allege ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - NY)

United States of America v. Eric Shawn Bradley, a/k/a "E"

Columbia, SC - Man Sentenced to 17.5 Years on Federal Heroin, Money Laundering, and Firearm Charges

Eric Shawn Bradley, a/k/a “E,” age 47, of Columbia, South Carolina and formerly of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to a total of 210 months (17.5 years) imprisonment in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, after earlier pleading guilty to the following charges: conspiracy to possess ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - SC)

United States of America v. Civil Constructors, LLC

Nashville, TN - Local Construction Company Settles Allegations Of Fraud Involving A Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

Civil Constructors, LLC, has agreed to pay the United States $400,000.00 to settle False Claims Act allegations, announced David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. The settlement resolves an investigation of the corporation’s predecessor ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - TN)

United States of America v. Paul Lecompte

In 2003, Paul LeCompte pled guilty in state court to a sex offense involving a
minor female and was required to register as a sex offender. As a result, he was
required to register as a sex offender. In 2010, after having traveled in interstate
commerce, Mr. LeCompte failed to register. In 2011, he pled guilty in federal court
to failing to register under the Sex Offender Registrat ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - NM)

Matter of Drug Policy Alliance v New York City Tax Commn.

Order and judgment (one paper), Supreme Court, New York County (Paul Wooten, J.), entered December 30, 2013, which denied respondents' motion to dismiss the petition and granted the petition to annul respondent New York City Department of Finance's determination, dated October 20, 2011, denying petitioner's application for a real property tax exemption pursuant to Real Property Tax Law § 420-a, an ... More   $0 (09-01-2015 - NY)

United States of America v. Kefelegne Alemu Worku a/k/a Habteab Berhe Temanu, a/k/a Habteab B. Temanu, a/k/a Tufa, a/k/a Kefelegn Alemu

Berhe Temanu. Using Mr. Berhe’s identity, Mr. Worku lived in the Denver
area for years and eventually became a U.S. citizen.
Immigration authorities learned that Mr. Worku was using a false
identity and suspected that he had tortured Ethiopian prisoners in the
1970s. After an investigation and trial, Mr. Worku was convicted of three
1. unlawful procurement of citize ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - CO)

United States of America v. Spaulding

This case presents a significant jurisdictional question: Does 18 U.S.C.
§ 3231, which grants district courts original jurisdiction over federal criminal
cases, allow a district court, absent government objection, to set aside a criminal
judgment that contains a term of imprisonment at any time and for any reason?
Or, instead, is a district court empowered to set aside such a judgm ... More
   $0 (09-01-2015 - CO)

State of Oklahoma v. Christopher Nigel Coats

Claremore, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Christopher Nigel Coats with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: RCSP, KNOWINGLY CONCEALING STOLEN PROPERTY (F), in violation of 21 O.S. 1713
Date of Offense: 10/28/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
Coats, Christopher Nigel
Count # 2. Count as Filed: LA4, POSSESSION OF STOLEN VEHICLE (F), in violation of 47 O.S. 4-103
... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - OK)

Tulsa Industrial Aurhtory and BOKF NA d/b/a Bank of Oklahoma v. Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust

Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Industrial Authority (Title 60 public trust) and BOKF, NA d/b/a Bank of Oklahoma sued Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (a Title public trust) on breach of contract theories claiming:

Tulsa Industrial Authority, an Oklahoma public trust (hereafter the “Industrial Authority”), and BOKF, NA (d/b/a Bank of Oklahoma) for their Petition against Defendant, Tulsa Airports Improv ... More
   $1,560,000 (08-31-2015 - OK)

Ridgewood Manor II, Inc. v. The Delaware Manufactured Home Relocation Authority

This action challenges the monthly assessments collected by Defendant
Delaware Manufactured Home Relocation Authority (the “Authority”) under the
Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act (the “Act”).1 The Act
directed the Authority to set a three dollar monthly assessment on landlords and
tenants of manufactured home communities, which its board did in February
2 ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - DE)

Lieberman v. Electrolytic Ozone, Inc.

In a prior decision issued May 29, 2013, Israel Discount Bank of New York v. First
State Depository Co., LLC,1 I determined the liability of First State Depository Co., LLC
(“FSD”), and Certified Assets Management, Inc. (“CAMI”), to Israel Discount Bank
(“IDB”). That case, which the parties have referred to as the “Related Action,” involved
the mishandling of collateral—rare c ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - DE)

In re Duke Energy Corporation Coal Ash Derivative Litigation

Plaintiffs have sued current and former directors of Duke Energy Corporation
(the “Company”) for alleged fiduciary failings which are said to have caused (or
partly caused) certain coal ash releases in North Carolina, exposing the Company to
civil, criminal, and regulatory liability. The Defendants have moved to stay this
action while the Company defends against parallel litig ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - DE)

Israel Discount Bank of New York v. Higgins, et al.

In a prior decision issued May 29, 2013, Israel Discount Bank of New York v. First
State Depository Co., LLC,1 I determined the liability of First State Depository Co., LLC
(“FSD”), and Certified Assets Management, Inc. (“CAMI”), to Israel Discount Bank
(“IDB”). That case, which the parties have referred to as the “Related Action,” involved
the mishandling of collateral—rare c ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - DE)

United States of America v. Vadim Mikerin

Greenbelt, MD - Russian Nuclear Energy Official Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Conspiracy Involving Violations of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act

U.S. Conspirators Paid Over $2 Million to Influence Russian Nuclear Energy Official and to Secure Business with State-Owned Russian Nuclear Energy Company

Vadim Mikerin, age 56, a Russian official residing in Chevy Chase, Maryland ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - MD)

United States of America v. Jessica Lee Warner

Greenbelt, MD - Bookkeeper Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Stealing Over $179,000 from her Employer

Fraudulently Increased Her Salary and Wrote Forged Company Checks to Herself and Others

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Jessica Lee Warner, age 39, of Baltimore, today to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud and aggrava ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - MD)

United States of America v. Brian Moore

New Haven, CT - Detroit Man Admits Role in Smash-and-Grab Robbery of Stamford Jewelry Store

Brian Moore, 26, of Detroit, Michigan, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport for his role in a smash-and-grab robbery of a Stamford jewelry store in November 2014.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 26, 2014, thre ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - CT)

United States of America v. David M. Johnson

New Haven, CT - Enfield Man Admits Committing 3 Armed Bank Robberies

David M. Johnson, 27, of Enfield, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to committing the armed robbery of the First Niagara Bank in Windsor on January 10, 2015.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 10, 2015, at approximately 9:15 a.m., two masked men, at least one of wh ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - CT)

Kansas City Power & Light Co. v. Strong

In January 2012, Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCPL) condemned a power line easement bisecting two tracts of undeveloped agricultural land in southern Johnson County. The land was owned by the trusts for Daniel and Evelyn Strong (the Strongs). The easement occupied approximately 12 out of a combined 460 acres. Court-appointed appraisers awarded the Strongs $96,465 in damages. The Strongs ap ... More   $0 (08-31-2015 - KS)

Mashaney v. Board of indigents' Defense Services

In October 2003, the State charged Jason Mashaney with one count of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child based on allegations made by the mother of Mashaney's 5-year-old daughter. The State later amended the complaint to add an alternative count of aggravated indecent liberties.
The district court appointed Sarah Sweet-McKinnon of the Sedgwi ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - KS)

Commonwealth v. Melucci

The defendants were arraigned in April, 2013,
and the cases were scheduled for probable cause hearings in
June, 2013. After requests for a continuance made by defense
counsel, the probable cause hearings were rescheduled for
August, 2013. Due to court congestion in August, 2013, the
hearings were continued to September, 2013. At the September,
2013, hearing date, ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - MA)

Walker v. City of San Clemente

The Mitigation Fee Act (Gov. Code, § 66000 et seq.; Act) authorizes a local agency to impose fees on specific development projects to defray the cost of new or additional public facilities that are needed to serve those developments. The Act establishes a variety of requirements to ensure local agencies timely use these fees to pay for public facilities that serve those very developments rather ... More   $0 (08-31-2015 - CA)

Holmes v. Cal. Victim Compensation & Gov. Claims Bd.

In 1992, in the state of Rhode Island, Charles Herbert Holmes III was convicted of second degree child molestation. (Holmes passed away during the pendency of this appeal and his daughter, Jesica Sandra Holmes, was substituted as the petitioner. All references to Holmes in this opinion are to Mr. Holmes, the original claimant.) Based on the Rhode Island conviction, Holmes began registering as a ... More   $0 (08-31-2015 - CA)

Kirkbride v. Terex USA

In 1980 Terex’s predecessor manufactured and sold the portable rock-crushing
plant at issue. As the name suggests, a rock-crushing plant is a large machine that
crushes larger rocks into smaller ones. This particular plant was about the size of a large
semitrailer and consisted of several components: a set of wheels, a chassis, a feeder
system to carry material into the crus ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - UT)

United States v. Soto-Robledo

Mr. Alejandro Soto-Robledo was convicted of illegal reentry into the
United States and sentenced to 57 months in prison, which represented the bottom
of the guideline range. Mr. Soto-Robledo appeals this sentence on the ground that
it is substantively unreasonable. We disagree and affirm.
* The parties have not requested oral argument, and the Court concludes that oral argument wou ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - NM)

United States of America v. Andrew MIles Ross

Springfield, IL - Man Pleads Guilty to Advertising Scam

Andrew Miles Ross, waived indictment and pled guilty to defrauding more than 6,500 small businesses in more than 32 states in a telemarketing advertising scam. Ross, 32, of the 3100 block of S. Woodward St., owned and operated a telemarketing company that sold advertising space on placemats or take-home menus purportedly to be used ... More
   $0 (08-31-2015 - IL)

Osborne v. Baxter Healthcare Corp.

In 2007, BioLife replaced three positions—medical historian, phlebotomist, and
sample prep technician—in its workforce with a single PCT position, which performed
three primary functions: (1) taking donors’ medical history, (2) monitoring the area
where donors give plasma to watch for adverse reactions, and (3) working in the sample
preparation area where donated plasma is pro ... More
   $0 (08-30-2015 - WY)

Attocknie v. Smith

On August 25, 2012, Aaron Palmer was shot dead by Deputy Sheriff Kenneth
Cherry immediately after Cherry barged into Aaron’s home in Seminole, Oklahoma.
Having been commissioned by Seminole County Sheriff Shannon Smith, Cherry was
serving as a compliance officer for the county’s drug-court program. He was at Aaron’s
house to execute a year-old bench warrant for the arrest of ... More
   $0 (08-30-2015 - OK)


On March 5, 2009, Sabil Mumin Mujahid was arrested in Anchorage, Alaska after officers found a firearm in the trunk of a car he had driven to the Nesbett Courthouse for a bail hearing on a pending state drug charge. Mujahid was taken to the Anchorage Correctional Complex, which provides
UNITED STATES V. MUJAHID4 housing for state prisoners as well as federal prisoners pursuant to a contract w ... More
   $0 (08-30-2015 - AK)

United States v. Esteban Chavez-Cruz

Prior to trial, during voir dire, defense counsel advised the prospective jurors that Chavez-Cruz was a lawful, permanent non-citizen of Mexican descent. At trial, government witness Michael Roemeling testified that he purchased up to three ounces of methamphetamine from Chavez-Cruz once or twice per week in the summer of 2013. On cross-examination, attacking Roemeling’s credibility, defense co ... More   $0 (08-30-2015 - SD)

Skylar Gunn, William Harris, Candace Jowers v. NPC International, Inc.

Defendant NPC International, a Kansas corporation, operates Pizza Hut Restaurants in
numerous states across the country. In January 2013, five separate actions were commenced
against NPC in the Western District of Tennessee. All five were assigned to the same judge.
The plaintiffs in all five cases are represented by the same counsel. Each of the actions asserts
claims unde ... More
   $0 (08-30-2015 - TN)

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