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State Of Kansas v. Dern

The Court of Appeals aptly summarized the case facts, which were incorporated by reference into Dern's petition for review to this court. The panel found: "Justin and Jami Dern had been married for 12 years when the alleged incidents occurred. They had three children together—a 7-year-old boy and 3-year-old twin girls, C.D. and F.D. In late June 2010, C.D. told Jami that she had seen 'daddy's peep... More...   $0 (11-25-2015 - KS)


Although procedurally this case involves an appeal from one administrative proceeding, the case implicates two distinct tax issues. For ease of reading, we separately describe the facts related to each.
1. Use Tax Assessed on Parts and Materials used by Midwest for CarMath and M&C Leasing Railcars
[¶3.] Midwest Railcar Repair, Inc. is owned by Greg Carmon and is in the
business... More...
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The extraordinary remedy of a writ of mandamus is available to compel an “officer or
employee of the United States or any agency thereof to perform a duty owed to plaintiff.” 28
U.S.C. § 1361. A petitioner bears a heavy burden of showing that his right to a writ of
mandamus is “clear and indisputable.” In re Cheney, 406 F.3d 723, 729 (D.C. Cir. 2005) (en
banc) (citation omit... More...
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Pending before the court are the second set of motions for judgment on the
administrative record filed by plaintiff, KWR Construction, Inc. (“KWR”), and defendant
the United States (“the government”), in connection with the United States Air Force’s
(“the agency”) award of four firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity
(“IDIQ”) multiple award construction contrac... More...
   $0 (11-25-2015 - DC)

United States of America v. Dennis Hardesty

Chicago, IL - U.S. Announces Settlement with Illinois Landlord for Failing to Disclose Potentially Dangerous Lead Hazards

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with a Rockford, Illinois landlord to resolve a claim he failed... More...
   $0 (11-24-2015 - IL)

United States of America v. Anton Martynenko

Minneapolis, MN - Eagan Man Charged with Using Social Media to Create and Distribute Child Pornography of High-School Students

Anton Martynenko, age 32, has been charged with production, advertising, receipt and possession of child pornography. MARTYNENKO was arrested on November 20, 2015, and made an initial appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minn., before Magis... More...
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Gerald Geier and Stop Now! vs. Missouri Ethics Commission

From 1991 to 2012, Gerald Geier, a certified public accountant, was the treasurer
of Stop Now!, a Missouri political action committee (PAC) that engaged in issue
advocacy opposing ballot initiatives that would raise taxes. He was required to register
the PAC with the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC), the agency responsible for
administering Missouri’s campaign finance disclosu... More...
   $0 (11-24-2015 - MO)

North Fork Land & Cattle, Lllp v. First American Title Insurance Company

Between 1983 and 1999, Ronald and Carol Hansen purchased five separate properties and combined them to form a ranch in Fremont County, Wyoming. The Hansens held title to four of the properties as husband and wife. They obtained title insurance on the properties from First American and were named personally as insureds. Mr. Hansen held title to the other parcel as trustee of his revocable trust... More...   $0 (11-24-2015 - WY)

United States of America v. MWI Corporation

The United States successfully brought a civil action pursuant to the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729, based on certifications by MWI Corp. to the Export-Import Bank (“the Bank”) to secure loans financing MWI’s sale of water pumps to Nigeria. Although the total loan of $74.3 million was to Nigeria, the Bank required MWI to certify that it had paid only “regular commissions” to the sal... More...   $0 (11-24-2015 - DC)

United States of America v. Cynthia Fernandez-Alonso

Chicago, IL - Accountant Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More Than $130,000 from Illinois Medical District Commission

A senior accountant at the Illinois Medical District Commission pleaded guilty today to charges she embezzled more than $130,000 from the agency by misdirecting procurement funds into her personal accounts.

CYNTHIA FERNANDEZ-ALONSO, 42, of Berwyn, used her position t... More...
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People Of The State Of Ilinois v. Dicosola

The Attorney General filed against the defendant a complaint that included the following allegations. The defendant sold instructional DVDs, held seminars, andPage 2provided one-on-one consultations regarding bankruptcy and foreclosure laws. In May 2011, the Attorney General received information indicating that the defendant might be in violation of the Consumer Fraud Act (815 ILCS 505/1 et seq. (... More...   $0 (11-23-2015 - IL)

Gonzales v. Langdon

This appeal arises out of a medical malpractice action brought by the plaintiff, Luz Marina Gonzales, against the defendants, Robert Langdon and Shoreline Dermatology, P.C., after a neck and jowl ‘‘S’’ facelift procedure performed by Langdon allegedly left the plaintiff permanently injured. The plaintiff appeals from the judgment of the trial court dismissing her complaint against the defendants ... More...   $0 (11-23-2015 - CT)

Cales v. Office of Victim Services

The plaintiffs, Amelia Cales and Rebecca Cales, appeal from the judgment of the trial court dismissing their appeal from the decision of a Victim Compensation Commissioner (commissioner) affirming the decision of the defendant, the Office of Victim Services. On appeal, the plaintiffs claim that the trial court improperly dismissed their appeal on the ground that it lacked subject matter jurisdicti... More...   $0 (11-23-2015 - CT)

Tulsa Stockyards, Inc. v. Clark

The Oklahoma Legislature created the State Insurance Fund (Fund) in 1933 to provide workmen's compensation insurance to public employers and to private employers who were unable to secure insurance from private insurers. 1933 Okla. Sess. Laws, ch. 28 (most recently codified at 85 O.S.1991, § 131, et seq.). The Legislature established the Fund as a revolving fund 2 in the State Treasury that consis... More...   $0 (11-23-2015 - OK)

Broom v. Wilson Paving & Excavating, Inc.

Wilson Paving & Excavating, Inc. was one of several subcontractors retained to perform services in connection with a renovation project at Sand Springs Memorial Stadium at Charles Page High School. Specifically, Wilson Paving contracted to dig trenches and lay pipe for a storm drainage system being installed under the school's athletic field. Wilson Paving utilized a local staffing agency, Labor R... More...   $0 (11-22-2015 - OK)


While assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as the Strategic Management Branch Chief within the Order Management Division, the appellant, a married man, worked with SD, a GS-4 civilian employee in the same Division. SD had been hired through the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), which was designed, at least in part, to facilitate the hiring of persons with learning disabilities. The ... More...   $0 (11-21-2015 - DC)

Western Sugar Cooperative, et al. v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, et al.

Los Angeles, CA - Sugar producers settle dispute with sugar producers over what is sugar and what is not

Western Sugar Cooperative, American Sugar Refining, Inc., C and H Sugar Company, Inc., Imperial Sugar Corporation, Michigan Sugar Company, Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, The Amalgamated Sugar Company, L.L.C., The American Sugar Cane League of the USA, Inc., The Sugar Association, Inc., ... More...
   $0 (11-21-2015 - CA)


On August 15, 2014, Rio Tinto plc ("Plaintiff' or "Rio Tinto") filed an Amended
Complaint ("Complaint") against Vale S.A. ("Vale"), Benjamin Steinmetz ("Steinmetz"),
BSG Resources Limited and related entities ("BSGR"), Mahmoud Thiam ("Thiam"),
Frederic Cilins ("Cilins"), and Mamadie Toure ("Toure"). 1 Rio Tinto, a leading
1 The Complaint identifies BSG Limited Resources as "who... More...
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USA v. AL Power Company, et al

The motion states that it is brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 455(a), (b)(4), and (b)(5)(iii) and
that recusal is mandatory under those provisions. Accordingly, I will limit my discussion to the facts
and the law relevant to the Government’s motion, as framed. The facts, as laid out by the Government’s brief, are these: The motion was filed by the United States Environmental Protection A... More...
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In re Equalization Appeal of Kansas Star Casino

The Kansas Legislature enacted the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA), K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., in 2007. KELA divided the state into four gaming zones: northeast, south central, southwest, and southeast, each of which would be allowed to have only a single gaming facility management contract. K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 74-8734(a), (d). Sedgwick County and Sumner County comprise the south central gaming zone... More...   $0 (11-20-2015 - KS)

United States of America v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

New York, NY - Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $370 Million Civil Fraud Settlement Against Novartis Pharmaceuticals For Kickback Scheme Involving High-Priced Prescription Drugs, Along With $20 Million Forfeiture Of Proceeds From The Scheme - Novartis Admits to and Accepts Responsibility for Facts Regarding Its Distribution of Exjade and Myfortic

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney... More...
   $370000000 (11-20-2015 - NY)

Western Minnesota Municipal v. FERCDC

The Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (“Western Minnesota”) submitted an application pursuant to the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) for a preliminary permit for a hydroelectric project in Polk County, Iowa. A private developer, FFP Qualified Hydro 14, LLC (“FFP”), also submitted a permit application for the same project on the same day. Despite Western Minnesota’s status as a municipality, the... More...   $0 (11-20-2015 - DC)

Christopher Karone Turner v. Carlos D. Delgado, James Garland, and Alvin Harris

Seeking a judgment for $301,000 in actual damages and $1,000 in punitive damages under the Texas Theft Liability Act, Christopher Karone Turner sued three employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division. See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 134.001-.005 (West 2011). The trial court dismissed Turner’s suit. See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 14.010 (W... More...   $0 (11-19-2015 - TX)

United States of America v. Ray M. Ramirez

Chicago, IL - Former Chicago Police Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Passing Government Information to Store Clerk in Exchange for Cash Payments

A former sergeant in the Chicago Police Department pleaded guilty to charges he took cash payments from a liquor store clerk in exchange for disclosing private government information.

RAY M. RAMIREZ served as a sergeant in the 12th Police Distr... More...
   $0 (11-19-2015 - IL)

Joe Adam Ramirez and Frederick Q. Herrod v. Rissie Owens and Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

Appellants, Joe Adam Ramirez and Frederick Q. Herrod, inmates proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, appeal from an order dismissing their lawsuit against Rissie Owens and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (collectively referred to as TBPP). They sued to recover declaratory, equitable and monetary relief related to the failure of the TBPP to 1) enact policies in accordance with Texas Govern... More...   $0 (11-19-2015 - TX)

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