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United States of America v. Velma White

Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Cynthia Fletcher, et al. v. State of Mississippi and Simpson County School Distri

Velma White, 32, of Jackson, pled guilty today before Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to four counts of using a communications facility, a cellphone, to carry out a murder for hire plot.

On August 23, 2017, White contacted, via text messages from her cellular telephone, ...
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United States of America v. Eric Davis

Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, AL - Monroe County Resident Sentenced to Nine Years in Child Exploitation Case

United States District Judge William H. Steele sentenced Eric Davis, 39, of Monroeville, Alabama, to 108 months imprisonment for coercion and enticement of a minor. As part of the sentence, the judge ordered that Davis pay a $100 special assessment and receive a life term of supervised release upon rel ...
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State of Minnesota v. 3M Corporation

Minneapolis, MN - 3M Settles Pollution Claims With Minnesota

The State of Minnesita sued 3M Corporation on a environmental law theory claiming that 3M wrongfully polluted drinking water with PFCs.

3M, best known for Post-It notes, dumped chemicals at sites near Minneapolis for more than 40 years -- allowing them to get into wildlife and drinking water, Swanson claimed. The compan ...
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United States of America v. Jamila Takiyah Hunter

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Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Woman Convicted of Drug Trafficking

After a day and a half trial, Jamila Takiyah Hunter, 32, of Tallahassee, was convicted on February 14, 2018 afternoon of possession with intent to distribute the controlled substance α-Pyrrolidinovalerophenone or “Alpha-PVP.”

Hunter’s four co-defendants pled guilty in late 2017 and early 2018 as follows:
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United States of America v. Jonathan Kyle Lanier

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Ocala, FL - Leesburg Gang Member Sentenced To 13 Years In Federal Prison For Carjacking And Firearms Charges

Jonathan Kyle Lanier (24, Leesburg) was sentenced to 13 years and 5 months in federal prison for carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking, brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. A federal jury found him guilty ...
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Michael Dasher v. RBC Bank (USA), d/b/a RBC Bank

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Defendant RBC Bank (USA) (“RBC”) appeals the district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration. We affirm, albeit for reasons different than those cited by the district court.

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Michael Dasher held a checking account with RBC and used a debit card for that account. Dasher asserts RBC failed to properly warn him of possible overdrafts at points of sale when he used his de ...
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Linda Stout, et al. v. Jefferson County Board of Education

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This appeal requires that we revisit the decades-old task of school desegregation. A racial desegregation order issued in 1971 still governs the Jefferson County Board of Education in Alabama. But beginning in 2012, residents of the City of Gardendale, a predominantly white community in Jefferson County, sought to create a separate, municipal school system. Leaders of a grassroots movement used so ... More $0 (02-21-2018 - )

United States of America v. Edwin Deshazior

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Edwin Deshazior appeals his 180 month sentence following his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He argues that he should not have received a fifteen-year mandatory minimum sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”), 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(e)(1) and 924(e)(2)(B), because he did not have three prior convictions for violent felonies under the act and because his prior felon ... More $0 (02-21-2018 - FL)

Area 51 Productions, Inc. v. City of Alameda

Area 51 Productions, Inc. (Area 51), an event planning company, had a longstanding
relationship with the City of Alameda (the City) to license the use of certain
City property to Area 51 for events Area 51 helped plan and promote with third-party
companies. The City relied on PM Realty Group, L.P. (PM) to assist it with managing
these license arrangements. Due to various problems a ...
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United States of America v. Frank Dunkow

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Former Jewelry Store Manager Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

Frank Dunkow, 52, of Wellington, pled guilty before United States District Judge Robin L. Rosenberg, to bank fraud involving his repeated sales of jewelry to individuals using counterfeit credit cards in 2010-2011.

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ric Bradshaw, ...
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United States of America v. Stanley Raass

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Salt Lake City, UT - Utah Resident Pleads Guilty To Devising Scheme To Obtain Construction Contracts Set Aside For Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses

A Utah man pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in federal court on February 16, 2018 for his role in a fraud scheme he devised to obtain government construction contracts set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Busi ...
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United States of America v. Virgal Malott

District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Felon Sentenced to 200 Months for Conviction on Federal Armed Robbery, Carjacking and Firearms Charges

Prosecution Brought under Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Virgal Malott, 23, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced on February 15, 2018 in federal court to 200 months (16.6 years) of imprisonment for his conviction on armed robbe ...
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United Stats of America v. Terry Curtis

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Kansas City, KS - Getaway Driver Sentenced In Village West Robbery

An Illinois man was sentenced on February 12, 2018 to 73 months in federal prison for driving the getaway car in a $53,000 holdup at a Verizon store in Village West, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. The robbers held store employees at gunpoint and bound them with zip ties.

Terry Curtis, 34, Rockford, Il., pl ...
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United States of America v. Noel McFadden

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Tulsa, OK - Broken Arrow Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Noel McFadden, 71, of Broken Arrow, pleaded guilty before Chief United States District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell to one count of sexual exploitation of a child. Sentencing is set for May 16, 2018.

According to admissions made in connection with the plea agreement, in April 2017, McFadden knowingly coerc ...
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United States of America v. Kevin Wayne Sanders, Jr.

Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Sallisaw Man Sentenced To 65 Months For Oxycodone Distribution

Kevin Wayne Sanders Jr., age 29, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 65 months imprisonment and 6 years supervised release for Distribution Of Oxycodone, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). The Indictment alleged that on or about January 14, 2016, within the Eas ...
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State of Iowa v. Christopher Scott Jepsen

Crawford County Courthouse - Denison, Iowa

A criminal defendant was convicted of two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree. Although one count constituted a forcible felony, the district court suspended the defendant’s prison sentence and instead ordered a five-year term of probation. After the defendant served four years, four months, and four days of probation, the district court vacated the suspended sentence for illegality and res ... More $0 (02-20-2018 - )

Pearl Pearson v. Eric Foster and Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

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Oklahoma City, OK - Deaf Plaintiff Settles Civil Rights Claim

Pearl Pearson, age 68, sued Eric Foster and Oklahoma Department of Public Safety on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper used excessive force during a 2014 traffic stop.

Pearson suffered head, face and upper body injuries during the stop. Pearson claimed t ...
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Edmundo Amparan; Kimberly L. Amparan v. Lake Powell Car Rental and Mevlut Berkay Demir, Denizcan Karadeniz; PV Holding Corporation

District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Edmundo Amparan and Kimberly L. Amparan (the “Amparans”) appeal from
the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Lake Powell Car Rental
Companies (“Lake Powell”) on the Amparans’ claims for negligent entrustment and
loss of consortium. The claims arose from a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle
operated by Mr. Amparan and a Ford Mustang rented by Lake Powell to D ...
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United States of America v. Armando Angeles

District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

Armando Angeles appeals the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found in
his vehicle after a traffic stop. He argues the stop violated the Fourth Amendment.
Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we conclude the stop was valid because it
was based on reasonable suspicion of a traffic offense. We therefore affirm.
* This order and judgment is not binding precedent, ex ...
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A.V. Avington, Jr. v. Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa

Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Plaintiff A.V. Avington, Jr., proceeding pro se, filed a civil rights complaint
accusing the Indian Health Care Resource Center of race and age discrimination, as well
as intentional infliction of emotional distress, under a theory of respondeat superior.
Plaintiff alleged that when he entered the Center as a walk-in patient, he was made to
* This order is not binding precedent, ex ...
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State of Michigan v. Tracey Lee Callahan

Traverse City, MI - Jury Finds Defendant Not Guilty of Witness Intimidation

The State of Michigan charged Tracey Lee Callahan, 57, with one county of witness intimidation for trying to scare a witness from testying against her grand nephew, Nathan Alan Shaw.

Shaw was convicted for having sex numerous times with a 14-year-old.

The State claimed that Callahan stared at the ...
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State of Missouri v. Robert L. Brown

Warrensburg, MO - Man Convicted of Abusing Children

The State of Missouri charged Robert Brown with four counts of child abuse, three counts of child endangerment and one count of furnishing pornography to a minor.

The Defendant's stepdaughters, who were 10 and 8, testified that he whipped with with a windo blind rod and locked them in their rooms and left them unable to access ...
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Luis Gonzales v. John R. Mathis

Luis Gonzalez, a professional window washer, filed a
premises liability action against John Mathis. Mathis moved for
summary judgment, arguing that Gonzalez’s status as an
independent contractor precluded his claims. The trial court
granted the motion. We reverse, concluding there are triable
issues of fact whether Mathis can be held liable for Gonzalez’s
injuries.
FACT ...
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State of Georgia v. Devoe Randall

Decatur, GA - Defendant Found Guilty of Aggravated Battery With a Firearm

The State of Georgia charged Devoe Randall, age 26, with aggravated battery with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder and being an armed habitual criminal for his involvement in the shooting of a 27-year-old man outside a gas station on July 9, 2017. ...
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Amy Wynn v. Kyle Freeman Folds and McLane Company, Inc.

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Montgomery, AL - Amy Wynn sued Kyle Freeman Folds and McLane Company, Inc. on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories. ... More $1 (02-19-2018 - AL)

State of Oklahoma v. Rene Lopez-Flores

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Anadarko, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Rene Lopez-Flores with:

1. FELONIOUSLY POINTING FIREARM

2. ASSAULT AND BATTERY

Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
01-06-2017

FILE, ENTER, RECORD INFORMATION

Document Available (#CC17010600000255) Download document in TIFF format.TIFF Download document in PDF format.PDF< ...
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State of OKlahoma v. Mervala Zumwalt

Caddo County Courthouse - Anadarko, Oklahoma

Anadarko, OK - The State of OKlahoma chraged Mervala Zumwalt with:

1. DUI (OHP/SHF FELONY), in violation of 47 OS 11-902(A)(2)

2. DRIVING WITH LICENSE CANCELLED/SUSPENDED/REVOKED

Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
01-03-2017

FILE, ENTER & RECORD INFORMATION

Document Available (#CC17010300000198) Download document in TIF ...
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Sue Jin Yi And Ronald Cox V. The Kroger Co.

Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1 - Tacoma, Washington

Ronald Cox, a former Quality Food Centers Inc. (QFC)
employee, filed this class action challenging QFC's policy of rounding hourly
employees' clocked-in time to the nearest quarter hour. Specifically, he contends
QFC intentionally manipulated the application of this policy to result in
underpayment of wages.
QFC appeals the trial court's denial of the motion to compel arbitrati ...
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Friends of Moon Creek, et al v. Diamond Lake Improvement Ass'n, et al.

Washington Court of Appeals, Division III - Spoken, Washington

After ruling on summary judgment that Sharon Sorby did not
enjoy qualified immunity from the plaintiffs’ claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the trial
court certified its order under RAP 2.3(b)(4) as one “involv[ing] a controlling question of
law as to which there is substantial ground for a difference of opinion.” We granted
discretionary review. We conclude that Ms. Sorby enjoys quali ...
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State of Washington v. Oscar Raul Lopez

Washington Supreme Court Building

The trial court found that Oscar Lopez's lawyer
was "fairly obvious[ly]" "severely handicapped" by depression during the pretrial
and trial phases of Lopez's case.' That finding was supported by the trial court's
own observations of defense counsel's performance—and sometimes failure to show
up—at trial. That finding was also supported by declarations and testimony
presented at ...
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Medical Recovery Services, LLC v. Robert Lopez

Idaho Supreme Court - Boise, Idaho

Medical Recovery Services, LLC (“MRS”) appeals a district court’s judgment denying its request for postjudgment attorney fees on an appeal. The dispute arose after MRS attempted to collect a debt owed by Robert Lopez (“Lopez”). The magistrate court entered a default judgment and awarded attorney fees to MRS. MRS continued to incur attorney fees while attempting to collect on the default judgment a ... More $0 (02-19-2018 - ID)

United States of America v. Jordan Raeshaun Cambridge

District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NC - Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Ecstasy And Methamphetamine

A Las Vegas man was sentenced on February 13, 2018 to 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 7,000 pills of MDMA, a synthetic drug commonly known as Ecstasy, and methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.

J ...
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United States of America v. Nishen Ramon Palmer

District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Billings, Montana

Billings, MT - Baton Rouge Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Oxycodone Distribution

Nishen Ramon Palmer, a 36-year-old resident of Baton Rouge, was sentenced on February 15, 2018 to 27 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone last August. U.S. District Judge Susan Watters handed down the s ...
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United States of America v. Tyrell Owen Dixey

District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID - Twin Falls Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Gun Crime

Dale Wayne Jensen, 48, of Twin Falls, Idaho, was sentenced on February 16, 2018 to 16 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

Jensen was indicted by the federal grand jury on June 15, 2017, for the crime of unlawful possession of firearms by a felon. Jensen pleaded guilty on Novembe ...
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United States of America v. Daniel Woolem

Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - Drug Dealer Sentenced to 235 Months Imprisonment

Daniel Woolem, age 49, of Moxee, Washington, was sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and for Distribution of Methamphetamine. United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian sentenced Woolem to a 235-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of court supervision after he is released from feder ...
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United States of America v. Eric Nathaniel Agee

District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, OR - Armed Drug Traffickers from Marion and Linn County Receive Federal Prison Sentences

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Eric Nathaniel Agee, 39, of Linn County, Oregon, to 15 years in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine and a stolen firearm. The day prior, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Judge Aiken sentenced Shawna Marie Smith, 30, also a resident of ...
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United States of America v. Denna Chambers, aka Denna Rice and Starsheka Mixon

Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Two Northern California Women Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain Tax Refunds

Denna Chambers, aka Denna Rice, 35, of Fairfield, pleaded guilty on February 15, 2018 to one count of conspiring to defraud the United States, United States Attorney McGregor Scott announced. Co-defendant, Starsheka Mixon, 34, of Pinole, previously pleaded guilty to the same charge ...
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Kenton L. Crowley; John A. Flores v. EpiCept Corporation

Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

This appeal follows the trial on Drs. Crowley and Flores’s
(the Doctors) claims against EpiCept Corporation (EpiCept)
for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good
faith and fair dealing, and fraud. The Doctors’ claims arise
from their assignment to EpiCept of two patents for a non-
FDA approved drug (referred to as “NP-2”) and EpiCept’s
failure to develop ...
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Leesa Jacobson v. United States Department of Homeland Security, et al.

Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Leesa Jacobson and Peter Ragan (collectively, Appellants) filed this suit to challenge their exclusion from an enforcement zone set up around a Border Patrol checkpoint area near their homes in rural Arizona. Before any discovery occurred, the district court granted summary judgment to the Defendants-Appellees (Appellees). We vacate and remand for further proceedings.

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Pieter A. Folkens v. Wyland Worldwide, LLC

Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Plaintiff Peter A. Folkens (“Folkens”) alleges that Defendant Robert T. Wyland (“Wyland”) infringed on his pen and ink depiction of two dolphins crossing underwater. Folkens contends that Wyland’s depiction of an underwater scene infringes on his drawing by copying the crossing dolphins, and that the similar element of two dolphins crossing underwater is protectable under copyright law, entitling ... More $0 (02-19-2018 - AZ)
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