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State of Tennessee v. Morgan Nyle Janyja CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR

On July 17, 2014, the Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and he received concurrent sentences of six years’ probation for each conviction. He was placed on sex offender probation and was required to register with the sex offender registry. His probation was revoked multiple times... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Nicole Marie Graziano District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - Accounting Manager Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Stealing $725,000 And Committing $193,000 In Tax Fraud And Tax Evasion

A former Accounting Manager and Controller was sentenced on May 8, 2018 to 27 months in prison for committing $193,000 in tax evasion and stealing more than $725,000 from two different employers.

Nicole Marie Graziano, 42, of Las Vegas, wa... More...
   $0 (05-09-2018 - NV)

Juan Antonio Cornejo v. The State of Texas

This case concerns the reliability requirements for the hearsay exception for statements
against penal interest where a co-defendant implicates the defendant in capital murder. Santos
Gonzalez, a resident of Socorro, TX, came home in the early afternoon after spending time at the
Speaking Rock Casino. His neighbor, who was out in her front yard, told him she had heard
gunshot... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Christopher Roberts, et al. v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis,
Congress created the Federal Housing Finance Agency
(the Agency) and authorized it to place into conservatorship
two critical government‐sponsored enterprises—the Federal
National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan
Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Fannie Mae and
2 No. 17‐1880
Freddie Mac. 12 U.S.... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - IL)

MICHAEL SKAKEL v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION

The facts of this tragic case, which arises out of events that transpired more than forty years ago, are set forth in considerable detail in the habeas court’s memorandum of decision and in this court’s decision on the petitioner’s direct appeal.2 See State v. Skakel, supra, 276 Conn. 640–53. For present purposes, we focus our attention on those facts and procedural history that are most relevant ... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Panasonic Avionics Corporation Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia - Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia - Panasonic Avionics Corporation Agrees to Pay $137 Million to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC), a subsidiary of multinational electronics company Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), has agreed to pay a $137.4 million criminal penalty to resolve charges arising out of a scheme to retain consultants for improper purposes... More...
   $137400000 (05-01-2018 - DC)

Sadie M. Curry v. Equilon Enterprises, LLC

Plaintiff and appellant Sadie M. Curry brought a class action case against
defendant and respondent Equilon Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Shell Oil
Products US (Shell). Curry’s causes of action included (1) failure to pay overtime
compensation; (2) failure to pay for missed break periods; and (3) unfair business
practices (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200). The trial court found Sh... More...
   $0 (04-29-2018 - CA)

ARCH COAL, INC. v. R. ALEXANDER ACOSTA, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF LABOR AND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The BLBA imposes liability on coal mine operators for payment of monthly benefits to coal miners who contract pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease, from their employment in the mines. See 30 U.S.C. §§ 922(a), 932(c). In order for an operator to be held liable, it must have employed the miner for at least one year and be “capable of assuming its liability for a claim.” 20 C.F.R. § 725.494(c), (e) ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - DC)

Baker Marquart, LLP v. James R. Kantor

Appellant Baker Marquart LLP represented respondent
James R. Kantor on a contingency basis in litigation that resulted
in a significant recovery for Kantor. Following the conclusion of
Baker Marquart’s representation, Kantor filed a demand for fee
arbitration in accordance with the parties’ contingency fee
agreement. In his arbitration demand, Kantor argued Baker
Marquart c... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - CA)

Tramayne Colfred Williams vs. State of Minnesota

Williams challenges the sentences he received in two criminal cases, one in Otter
Tail County and one in Hennepin County. In Otter Tail County, Williams was charged
with first-degree aggravated robbery, Minn. Stat. § 609.245, subd. (2016). He agreed to
plead guilty to that charge on the condition that, assuming his criminal-history score was
five, he would be sentenced to 84 ... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - MN)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. LISA M. WEST

Defendant was charged by substitute information in lieu of indictment with
involuntary manslaughter in the first degree, by recklessly causing the death of Victim by
striking his head, or by striking his head against an object, or by shaking him, or by a
combination thereof. Defendant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support her
conviction. Viewed in the light mo... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - MO)

IIG Wireless, Inc. v. John Yi and Lauren Kim

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant IIG Wireless, Inc. (IIG) obtained a
judgment of $401,860 against defendant and cross-complainant John Yi. IIG also sued
Lauren Kim, Yi’s fiancée, who moved for and was granted a nonsuit during trial. Yi
obtained a judgment on his cross-complaint for $122,000, re... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Jennifer Goss Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Former Chief Operating Officer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Embezzlement Scheme

Jennifer Goss, age 36 of Menomonee Falls, WI, agreed to plead guilty to an information charging her with wire fraud for embezzling over $200,000 from a company located in Germantown, Wisconsin.

According to the charges, the scheme involved Goss using her position as Chief Operating Offic... More...
   $0 (04-23-2018 - WI)

United States of America v. David Louis Vernier Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Marquette, Michigan

Marquette, MI - Long-Time U.P. Gasoline Vendor Sentenced To Prison For Bankruptcy Fraud

David Louis Vernier, age 64, of Ishpeming, was sentenced to 45 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for committing bankruptcy fraud. The sentence was imposed by Chief Judge Robert J. Jonker of the U.S. District Court.

David Vernier, the father of Brooke ... More...
   $0 (04-23-2018 - MI)

Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - CA)

Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Daniel Glick Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Chicago Investment Advisor Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison for Misappropriating $5.2 Million in Client Funds

A Chicago investment advisor was sentenced on April 17, 2018 to more than 12 years in federal prison for stealing $5.2 million from several clients, including his elderly in-laws.

DANIEL GLICK, who owned three accounting and financial servic... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - IL)

ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - SD)

RAKESH SRIVASTAVA and SHARMILA SHANKAR, Appellants, v. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, a/k/a UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER, a/k/a STATE OF KANSAS (HARTMUT JAESCHKE, CODY TULLY, PAUL TERRANOVA, and ROY JENSEN University of Kansas

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava and Dr. Sharmila Shankar, who are husband and wife, both worked for the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). For different reasons, KUMC terminated Dr. Srivastava's and Dr. Shankar's employment. Believing that they were wrongfully terminated, Dr. Srivastava and Dr. Shankar sued University of Kansas (KU), as the institutional organization governing KUMC. Later, howeve... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

Rodeo Citizens Association v. County of Contra Costa, Phillips 66 Company, Real Party in Interest Contra Costa County Courthouses - Martinez, California

The County of Contra Costa (the county) certified an environmental impact report
(EIR) and approved a land use permit for a “Propane Recovery Project” at an oil refinery
owned and operated by Phillips 66 Company (Phillips) in Rodeo, California. In response
to consolidated petitions filed by Rodeo Citizens Association (Citizens) and others,1
the trial court issued a peremptory writ ... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - CA)

Cheryl Currid v. Coit Cleaning & Restoration Services First District Court of Appeals of Texas - Houston, Texas

This is an appeal from a reformed decree of divorce and property division rendered after a bench trial. In his first, second, and third issues, appellant, Troy Lee Christensen, argues that the trial court abused its discretion by dividing the marital property between appellee, Christina Christensen, and himself because the division
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was not a fair and equitable apportionment of the commun... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

Raad Al-Shaikh v. State Department of Health Care Services

When Dr. Raad Al-Shaikh, an orthopedic surgeon, moved his Fremont practice a
couple of miles from its original location, he applied to the Department of Health Care
Services (DHCS), pursuant to Medi-Cal regulations, for approval of his new office as an
“established place of business.” He had been an approved Medi-Cal provider at his prior
location for six years. Much to Dr. Al-Shai... More...
   $0 (04-08-2018 - CA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. KYVONTE LATRELL EAGLIN

The defendant, Kyvonte Latrell Eaglin, attended a party at the American
Legion Hall in Jennings on August 8, 2015. An altercation broke out, and a group
moved outside. The defendant went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun. Shots from
one or more firearms were fired, and the victim, Jawon Lennette, was killed.
The defendant was indicted for second degree murder, a violation o... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - LA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DON CHARLES BALL

The charges against Ball arose out of his handling of funds belonging to Richard White III. Richard had suffered a severe head injury in 1979 that left him with diminished mental capacity.

In 1992, Richard was placed in an adult group home operated by Tri-Ko, Inc. Originally, Richard's parents were named as guardians and conservators for him, but after both parents had died, Richard's ... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

Joesbell Rodriguez-Sanchez v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

On February 10, 2016, the trial court placed appellant on community
supervision, subject to certain conditions, including:
2. Avoid injurious or vicious conduct; and totally abstain from the use or consumption of alcoholic beverages of any kind, or any substance capable of causing intoxication, or the illegal use of any controlled substance.

. . . .

8. Report in p... More...
   $0 (03-23-2018 - TX)

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