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STATE OF KANSAS v. GARY DANIEL MARKS Trafficing in contraband in a care and treatment facility

On May 14, 2012, Tracy Hands, a property officer for the Sexual Predator Treatment Program (Program) at Larned State Hospital (Larned), delivered mail to Gary Marks. Hands could feel there was something hard in the envelope. He notified campus safety security and told them he suspected the letter might contain contraband. Hands and Brian Stahlecker, a lieutenant with safety security, gave the piec... More...   $0 (11-19-2017 - KS)

State of Utah v. Chadley Keith Calvert Third District Courthouse - Salt Lake District - Salt Lake City, Utah

¶1 More than nine years ago, Dennis Terry Wynn (Defendant) was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution in excess of $700,000. Now he argues, among other things, that that amount renders his sentence illegal. Because we conclude that Defendant is not entitled to relief under the many theories he advances, we affirm the district court’s denial of his several motions.
¶2... More...
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John Heck v. Scott Pagano Summit County Courthouse - Akron, Ohio

{¶1} Appellant, John Heck, appeals the judgment of the Summit County Court of
Common Pleas. This Court reverses and remands.
{¶2} The instant litigation arises out of a business dispute between Scott Pagano and
John Heck, two men who entered into a partnership agreement regarding an entity known as
SloMo Booths, LLC (“SloMo”). The nature of the business venture involves desi... More...
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United States of America v. Steve J. Meisel District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

A jury found Steven Meisel guilty of distributing and possessing child
pornography. See 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2), (a)(4)(B). Meisel asserts the district
court (1) violated his right to present a complete defense by preventing him from
adducing alternative perpetrator evidence1; and (2) erred in denying his request to
instruct the jury on “identity.” Even assuming the district court e... More...
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Joseph Abuzaid v. Modjarrad & Associates, P.C., d/b/a Mas Law Firm Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

In 2016, Abuzaid obtained a $1.4 million judgment against Muamar Anani and David
Wittmer (“the Anani judgment”). During the course of that litigation, Abuzaid was represented
by a series of attorneys. A dispute arose between Abuzaid and one of his attorneys, Carlos
Cortez, about the terms of Cortez’s engagement. The trial court granted Cortez leave to
withdraw. After he withdrew, C... More...
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John F. Kay, Jr. v. McGuireWoods, L.L.P. Supreme Court of Appeals - Charleston, West Virginia

The petitioners, former shareholders of Kay Company (“Kay Co.”) and Kay Co, LLC (“Kay LLC”),1 appeal from two orders2 entered by the Circuit Court of Kanawha County through which summary judgment was granted to the respondent McGuireWoods, LLP (“McGuireWoods” or “MW”) in connection with claims the petitioners filed against McGuireWoods, their former legal counsel.3 As grounds for their appeal, the... More...   $0 (11-09-2017 - WV)

Larisa's Home Care, LLC v. Karen Nichols-Sheilds

The issue presented is whether an adult foster care
provider claiming unjust enrichment may recover the reasonable
value of its services from a defendant who, through
fraud, obtained a lower rate from the provider for the services.
We conclude that, generally, a defendant who obtains
discounted services as a result of fraud is unjustly enriched
to the extent of the reasonab... More...
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United States of America v. Brian Block Southern District of New York Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Chief Financial Officer Of American Realty Capital Partners Sentenced For Accounting Fraud

Brian Block, the former chief financial officer of the publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) formerly known as American Realty Capital Partners (“ARCP”), was sentenced to 18 months in prison for inflating a key metric used to evaluate the financial performance o... More...
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William J. Gonyea, Jr. v. Orian Scott Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case tests the bounds of the rule established in Peeler v. Hughes & Luce, 909 S.W.2d 494 (Tex. 1995) (plurality opinion), which limits the ability of plaintiffs who have been convicted of criminal offenses to obtain legal malpractice
damages against their criminal-defense attorneys based on claims of poor performance of legal representation.
Orion Scott—who had been convicted of... More...
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United States of America v. Philip Jacoby Southern District of New York Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Chief Financial Officer Of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., Pleads Guilty To Lying To Auditors

PHILIP JACOBY, the former chief financial officer of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (“Osiris”), a developer and producer of regenerative medicine products, was charged by criminal information (the “Information”) and pled guilty on November 2, 2017 to lying to Osiris’s auditors in conn... More...
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3 {1} The right to a speedy trial is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United
4 States Constitution and Article II, Section 14 of the New Mexico Constitution.
5 Defendant was arrested on May 12, 2008, and charged with a number of offenses
6 relating to criminal sexual contact of a minor. Prior to a mistrial on March 8, 2010,
7 trial was delayed for a number of reasons includ... More...
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Leonard Cottrell, et al. v. Alcon Laboratories, et al. Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this putative class action, consumers of prescription eye medication allege that manufacturers and distributors of the medication packaged it in such a way that forced them to waste it, violating the consumer protection statutes of their home states. The District Court dismissed the entire action for lack of jurisdiction, finding the consumers’ allegations of injury in fact insufficient to conf... More...   $0 (11-03-2017 - NJ)

Kanika Sha Von Revels v. Nancy A. Berryhill Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Kanika Revels (“Revels”), a now forty-one-year-old
woman who suffers from fibromyalgia, and who last worked
as a phlebotomist, appeals the district court’s order affirming
the denial of supplemental security income and disability
insurance benefits by the Commissioner of the Social
Security Administration (“SSA”). In July 2012, the SSA
issued Social Security Ruling (“SSR”) ... More...
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Paul Kendall v. Schripps Health

Plaintiff and appellant Paul Kendall's second amended complaint asserts several
types of class-wide claims that challenge the billing and collection practices of the health
facility operating an emergency room where he received care, defendant and respondent
Scripps Health (Scripps). As relevant here, Kendall seeks declaratory relief on contract
interpretation theories, and remedi... More...
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Gisselle Morales-Simental, a Minor, etc. v. Genentech, Inc.

Plaintiffs and appellants Gisselle Morales-Simental, a minor, et al.1
appeal from
summary judgment granted in favor of defendant and respondent Genentech, Inc., one of
the defendants in this personal injury case. Morales-Simental alleges that she, with the
other named plaintiffs, suffered injuries and sustained damages as a result of the
negligence of d... More...
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Catherine Jane Shuman v. Wesley Robinson Shuman

¶1 Wesley Robinson Shuman and Catherine Jane Shuman obtained a bifurcated decree of divorce in 2011. Several years later, in 2015, all outstanding issues related to their divorce were submitted to the trial court for resolution. Following a two-day trial, the court granted primary physical and sole legal custody
1. After hearing the arguments in this case, Judge J. Frederic Voros Jr. retired a... More...
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Kim Mikkelsen v. Public Utility District No. 1 of Kittitas County Washington Supreme Court Building

The Public Utility District No. 1 of Kittitas County
(district) fired Kim Mikkelsen after 27 years of service. Mikkelsen sued the district,
alleging that, among other things, her dismissal violated the Washington Law Against
Discrimination (WLAD), RCW 49.60.180. Specifically, Mikkelsen claims that
Charles Ward, the general manager, exhibited a bias against women and older
emplo... More...
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United States of America v. Elizabeth Jane Mulder, a/k/a Lizzie United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - San Juan Capistrano Businesswoman Who Stole more than $1.5 Million from Clients Sentenced to over 5 Years in Federal Prison

The owner and operator of a financial services company that provided accounting, tax and bookkeeping services to small businesses was sentenced today to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $1.5 million from her clients.

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Carl F. Jenkins v. Frank T. Gangi United States Court of Appeals For The First Circuit - Boston, Massachusetts

Frank Gangi ("Gangi") appeals
from the district court's December 30, 2015 order approving a sale
of his assets and the assets of entities owned by him, recommended
by the receiver, Carl Jenkins ("Jenkins"), whom the court appointed
to sell those assets for the benefit of Gangi's creditors. Gangi,
on appeal, primarily argues that the assets were sold to a
fiduciary of the re... More...
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Rick Lovelady Carpets, Inc. v. G.R. Chapman Limited Partnership and George R. Chapman a/k/a G.R. Chapman Potter County Courthouse - Amarillo, Texas

RLCI brought suit against Chapman, alleging a false representation of material fact by Chapman caused RLCI injury under various tort and contract theories.2 Chapman sought and obtained summary judgment against RLCI on the entire case. Finding on this record the case was not capable of disposition by summary judgment, we will reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the case for further p... More...   $0 (10-17-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. James H. Brennan, III and Douglas A. Dyer Eastern District of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN - Two Chattanooga Residents Sentenced to Prison for Participating in a Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud And For Tax Evasion

James H. Brennan, 68, and Douglas A. Dyer, 58, both of Chattanooga, Tennessee, were sentenced by the Honorable Travis R. McDonough, U.S. District Court Judge, to respectively serve 48 months and 60 months in federal prison for their roles in a wire fr... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Deidre Matthews Delaware County Courthouse - Jay, Oklahoma

Jay, OK - Foster Parent Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse, Child Neglect and Child Endangerment

The State of Oklahoma charged Deidre Anne Matthews, age 50, with:

1. CHILD ABUSE, A FELONY, in violation of 21 OS 843-846

2. CHILD ABUSE, A FELONY, in violation of 21 OS 843-846

3. CHILD NEGLECT, A FELONY, in violation of 21 OS

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United States of America ex rel., Joshua Harman v. Trinity Industries, Inc.; Trinity Highway Products, LLC Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

The trial in this case offers two narratives. One of a hardworking man
who, angered by failures of guardrails installed across the United States—with
sometimes devastating consequences—persuaded a Texas jury of a concealed
cause of those failures. The other of the inventive genius of professors at Texas
A&M’s Transportation Institute, who, over many years of study and testing,
... More...
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Givani Depianti v. Jan-Pro Franchising, Inc. Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Generation after generation of
parents have passed along a basic adage to their children: if at
first you don't succeed, try, try again. Such advice encouraging
perseverance can serve one well throughout a myriad of life
experiences. But while steadfast determination may, in the
abstract, be worthy of aspiration, the legal field has--as is often
the case--made an exception ... More...
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Janell Howard v. City of Coos Bay Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

We must decide whether the former employee of a City in Oregon may prevail on allegations that it violated the First Amendment and state law by refusing to rehire her.
Janell Howard served as the Finance Director for the City of Coos Bay (“City”) from 1998 through 2008. On September 16, 2008, after an investigation into whether Howard had shoplifted from Wal-Mart (from which no cha... More...
   $0 (09-29-2017 - OR)

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