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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EX REL. LAURENCE SCHNEIDER, ET AL. AND LAURENCE SCHNEIDER v. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ET AL. U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit

Appellant Laurence Schneider – also called a Relator – brought a qui tam suit under the False Claims Act against JPMorgan Chase, alleging that Chase falsely claimed compliance with a Settlement it, and a number of other large banks, reached with the United States and state governments. The Settlement – and it is a massive one, costing Chase alone $1.1 billion of cash and over $4.2 billion of in-k... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - DC)

SIGMATECH, INC. v. THE UNITED STATES

Since 2007, the United States Army Security Assistance Command (the “USASAC”) has procured Security Assistance (SA)/Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programmatic support services (“FMS”), pursuant to task orders issued under Blanket Purchase Agreement (“BPA”) W31P4Q05-A-0026. AR 835, 1000, 1002. Sigmatech, Inc. (“Sigmatech”) is the incumbent contractor for FMS services. AR 1000, 1560.

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   $0 (01-08-2018 - DC)

James Boyd v. ConAgra Foods, Inc. Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

James Boyd, a former employee of ConAgra Foods, Inc., brought this action
pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Boyd
seeks to recover severance benefits under an ERISA plan that guarantees these
benefits when ConAgra, in certain circumstances, materially reduces an employee’s
position, duties, or responsibilities. Boyd alternatively claims that ... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - MO)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TERRY MICHAEL BOWMAN UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

On June 19, 2014, a federal grand jury in Maryland returned a 23 count indictment
against Appellant and nine co-defendants. Appellant was charged in four counts:
conspiracy to commit bank fraud (Count 1), bank fraud (Count 14), aggravated identity
theft (Count 15), and conspiracy to defraud the government (Count 23). The Government
subsequently dismissed Count 23.
At ... More...
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Rory C. Flynn v. United States Securities and Exchange Commission Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals - Richmond, Virginia

In May 2013, Rory Flynn was fired from his position at the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC,” or the “Commission”). Flynn claims that his supervisor terminated him in reprisal for raising concerns about his section’s alleged chronic inefficiency. Seeking redress under a provision of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(8), Flynn filed suit. An Administrative Jud... More...   $0 (12-30-2017 - MD)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL DAVID SCOTT Former Real Estate Developer Sentenced to Prison for Orchestrating Massive Mortgage Fraud

In February 2008, the government began investigating
Scott as a result of a civil case case against him in Massachusetts
state court involving a mortgage fraud scheme Scott operated in
and around Boston. Scott purchased multi-family homes, divided
them into condominium units, and then recruited straw buyers to
purchase the units at prices favorable to Scott. He attracte... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - MA)

Leonal Anthony Garcia-Garcia v. Costco Wholesale Croporation United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for the First Circuit

After approximately eleven
years of working his way up the Costco1 employment ladder,
appellant Leonal Anthony Garcia-Garcia2 (Garcia) was fired
following an investigation which revealed an inventory discrepancy
in the Meat Department that he managed. Garcia sued Costco in
federal court invoking diversity jurisdiction and alleging an
array of Puerto-Rico-based claims stemmi... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - PR)

Michael J. Biestek v. Commissioner of Social Security Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff-Appellant Michael J. Biestek (“Biestek”) alleges that he became disabled on October 28, 2009, for purposes of receiving Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income under the Social Security Act. An Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) issued a partially favorable decision finding Biestek disabled beginning May 4, 2013, some three-and-a-half years short of the time he claim... More...   $0 (12-27-2017 - MI)

United States of America, ex rel. Paul J. Solomon v. Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Gruman Systems Corporation Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Paul Solomon brought a False Claims Act action against his employer Northrop Grumman and against Lockheed Martin for making false claims against the government. On a motion for summary judgment, the district court held that it lacked jurisdiction over Solomon’s claims based on the Act’s public disclosure bar. We AFFIRM.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
Paul Solomon worked for Northrop Gru... More...
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State of Hawaii v. Donald J. Trump Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries1 from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive. To do so, we must consider the statutory and constitutional limits of the President’s power to curtail entry of foreign nationals in... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - HI)

State of Oklahoma v. Christina Calhoun Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison For Abusing Her Daughter

The State of Oklahoma charged Christina Calhoun, age 27, with child neglect in violation of 21 O.S. 843.5 (C) for failing to property care of her daughter. The child has cerebral palsy and weighed less than 20 pounds at age 5.

Title 21 O.S. Section 843.5 (C) provides:

C. Any parent or other person wh... More...
   $0 (12-12-2017 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Gage Shriver and Dakota Shriver Rogers County Courthouse - Claremore, Oklahoma

Claremore, OK - Brothers Sentenced To 25-Years In Prison on Manslaughter and Second-Degree Murder Charges

The State of Oklahoma charged Gage Shriver, age 21, and Dakota Shriver, age 23, with:



Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM12, MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.8
Date of Offense: 06/05/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Shriver... More...
   $0 (12-11-2017 - OK)

Juan Acra, Secner USA, LLC, Secner HR S.A. DE C.V. and North American Secner Holdings, LLC v. Giovanni Bonaudo and Maria Jilma Maldonado Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

The underlying cause of action in this appeal stems from a business dispute among Juan Acra, Giovanni Bonaudo, and Bonaudo’s wife, Maria Jilma Maldonado. The dispute concerns services Bonaudo provided Acra and the corporate appellants, businesses controlled by Acra. The final judgment awards Giovanni Bonaudo, in relevant part, $403,488.72 in compensatory damages. The judgment is against appellants... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Michael David Scott District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Michael David Scott appeals
from his conviction and sentence for wire fraud, bank fraud, and
money laundering, associated with a mortgage fraud scheme
perpetrated in the Boston area. His principal argument is that
the government unfairly procured his guilty plea by misusing
information he provided during proffer sessions. He also
challenges his sentence. For the following r... More...
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Milan James Brown v. Thomas J. Dart Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

 On July 19, 2013, Milan Brown was  sentenced to 300 days’ imprisonment for violating the terms  of his probation. At the sentencing hearing, the Illinois circuit  court specifically stated that Brown should be released in September 2013, after accounting for good‐time credit. However,  in August 2013, staff at the Cook County Jail informed Brown  that he would not be released until March. O... More...   $0 (12-07-2017 - IL)

Department of Forestry and Fire Protection v. Eunice E. Howell

A wildfire started in Plumas County on September 3, 2007, and burned
approximately 65,000 acres over the course of multiple weeks. This fire, dubbed the
“Moonlight Fire,” was at the center of several actions filed by plaintiffs Department of
Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), Grange Insurance Association, and multiple
landowners
1 in 2009 and 2010 against defendants Eunic... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - CA)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. ALSAMIR T. BROWN

Following a four-day jury trial, defendant Alsamir Brown was
convicted of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon,
namely, an assault firearm, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(f); fourth-degree
unlawful possession of a defaced firearm, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(d); and
fourth-degree unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition
magazine, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3(j). He was sentenced to an aggr... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - NJ)

Lisa Jacob v. David Jacob

{¶1} Lisa Jacob appeals a judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas,
Probate Division, that granted summary judgment to David Jacob, Trustee of the Juanieta L.
Jacob Revocable Living Trust. For the following reasons, this Court affirms.
I.
{¶2} Juanieta Jacob created a revocable living trust that named her daughter Lisa as the
successor trustee. A few years later she ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MOHSIN RAZA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FARUKH IQBAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MOHAMMAD ALI HAIDER UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. HUMAIRA IQBAL United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

On April 23, 2015, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, returned a seven
count indictment against the defendants — who were former employees of SunTrust’s
Annandale branch.2 The indictment’s first count charged them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, in contravention of 18 U.S.C. § 1349.3
Counts 2 through 7 made substantive allegations ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, EX REL ANTHONY R. SPAY v. CVS CAREMARK CORPORATION; CAREMARK RX UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT

Part D of the Medicare program is a voluntary prescription drug benefit program that subsidizes the cost of prescription drugs and prescription drug insurance premiums for Medicare enrollees.2 The Part D program operates as a public-private partnership between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and government contractors. CMS contracts with private insurance companies called “S... More...   $0 (12-03-2017 - PA)

Margaret Faye Litchfield v. The State of Texas The widow of a Coryell County man who was murdered in January 1999 has been charged with murder.

The bloody and lifeless body of Raymond Litchfield was found in his Copperas County1
home in 1999. In an attempt to find his murderer, investigators interviewed his widow, Margaret
Faye Litchfield, along with family, friends, and neighbors. Due to the initial lack of evidence
pointing to a particular person as perpetrator, the investigation of Raymond’s death was declared
a c... More...
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United States of America v. Robert M. Purinton District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, KS - Former Kansas CPA Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Returns

A former Kansas CPA pleaded guilty on November 27, 2017 to filing a false tax return, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.

Robert M. Purinton, 69, formerly of Overland Park, Kan., now of Rancho Mirage, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement on his 2009 tax return by under-reporting hi... More...
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United States of America v. Paul Donisthorpe District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Paul Donisthorpe Pleads Guilty to Federal Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Charges Arising Out of Scheme to Embezzle $4.8 Million from Client Trust Accounts - Plea Agreement Recommends Eight-to-Twelve-Year Prison Sentence and Requires Restitution in Amount of $4,812,857

Paul Donisthorpe, 62, pleaded guilty on November 27, 2017 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to wir... More...
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City of Fontana v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, City of Ontario, Real Parties in Interest

If a municipality imposes a sales tax, the State Board of Equalization (Board or
BOE) has the statutory authority to collect and then remit the tax back to the
municipality. But what if more than one municipality claim that the taxable sale occurred
within its jurisdiction? Included in the Board’s authority is the power to determine where
sales of personal property occur, and the c... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - CA)

Citizens of Humanity v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.

Defendants and appellants Applied Underwriters, Inc.
(Applied Underwriters), California Insurance Company (CIC),
Continental Indemnity Company (CNI), Applied Risk Services,
Inc., Joan Sheppard, Westin Fredrick Penfield, and Michael Scott
Wichman (collectively, defendants) appeal from an order denying
their petition to compel arbitration of a dispute with plaintiffs
and resp... More...
   $0 (11-26-2017 - CA)

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