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On October 6, 2011, Springfield reported a leak of
hydraulic fluid to the Maine Department of Environmental
Protection. At that time, the plaintiff, Worcester, was an
employee of Springfield. He became involved in a dispute with his
supervisor about the safety implications of cleaning up the spill
and was eventually fired. He then brought suit against Springfield
u... More...
   $400000 (06-30-2016 - ME)


Until 1977, section 3 of the Natural Gas Act of 1938, Pub. L. No. 75-688, 52 Stat. 821, 822 (codified as amended at 15 U.S.C. § 717b), required the now-defunct Federal Power Commission (“FPC”) to approve any application to export natural gas to a foreign country unless the proposed export “will not be consistent with the public interest.” 15 U.S.C. § 717b(a);
3 see also id. § 717a(9). In 197... More...
   $0 (06-30-2016 - DC)

George Farquar v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. et al

Washington, D.C. - Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates Delivers Remarks at Press Conference Announcing $14.7 Billion Volkswagen Settlements

Good morning and thank you for being here.

I’m pleased to be joined by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and Chairwoman Edith Ramirez of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as well as Assistant Attorney Gene... More...
   $14700000000 (06-29-2016 - DC)

Bogertman v. Attorney General of Massachusetts

In this appeal, we decide whether the Attorney
General properly certified an initiative petition that seeks to
amend G. L. c. 23K to authorize the Gaming Commission
(commission) to award one additional license for a slot machine
parlor. Article 48 of the Amendments to the Massachusetts
Constitution, which governs the process for presenting proposed
laws directly to M... More...
   $0 (06-29-2016 - MA)

Daniel McKay vs. State of Missouri

On May 27, 2010, Movant was charged by the St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney's Office
with selling a controlled substance on May 25, 2010, and selling a controlled substance and
unlawfully possessing a concealable firearm on May 26, 2010. At the time, Movant was on
probation in Pike County for second-degree trafficking of narcotics. McKay, 411 S.W.3d at 297.
Movant was senten... More...
   $0 (06-28-2016 - MO)

United states of America v. Paul Tanaka

Los Angeles, CA - Paul Tanaka, Former No. 2 in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Obstructing Federal Investigation into Misconduct at County Jails

Paul Tanaka, who was the second in command of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for his conviction on obstruction of justice charges stemming fr... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - CA)

United states of America v. Paul Simpkins

San Diego, CA - Former Supervisory Contracting Officer Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes from Foreign Defense Contractor

Former Department of Defense supervisory contracting officer Paul Simpkins pleaded guilty today to charges that he accepted bribes from Leonard Glenn Francis, the foreign defense contractor at the center of a massive bribery and fraud scandal.

Paul Simpkins,... More...
   $0 (06-27-2016 - CA)

Leonard Darnell Williams v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of K.P., a disabled individual. He
challenges the sufficiency of the evidence in only one respect: he contends “[t]here was not
sufficient evidence that appellant knew the victim could not consent because her mental
infirmities made her unable to appraise the nature of the situation or of resisting.” We therefore
limit our... More...
   $0 (06-26-2016 - )


The defendant was charged by bill of information on May 29, 2009, with
one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of
possession with intent to distribute marijuana. After a motion hearing on
December 10, 2009, the trial court found probable cause and denied defendant’s
motion to suppress evidence. After a Prieur1 hearing on November 4, 2011, the <... More...
   $0 (06-25-2016 - )

State of Wyoming, et al. v. United States Department of the Interior, et al.

This matter comes before the Court on the Petitions for Review of Final Agency Action filed separately in each of these consolidated actions, challenging the Bureau of Land Management's issuance of regulations applying to hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. The Court, having considered the briefs and materials submitted in support of the petitions and the oppositions thereto, includi... More...   $0 (06-23-2016 - WY)

SIG Sauer v. Thomas E. Brandon, Acting Director, United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

The NFA subjects "firearms" to various taxes and
regulatory requirements, including that the firearm be registered
with ATF. Id. §§ 5811, 5821, 5822, 5841, 5842. The NFA defines
a "firearm" to include certain guns and gun parts, including
"silencers." 18 U.S.C. § 921. And the NFA defines a "silencer,"
to include not only "any device for silencing, muffling, or
dim... More...
   $0 (06-22-2016 - )

Antonio Oliver v. Philip Morris USA Inc.

Appellant and relator Anthony Oliver brings this qui tam action alleging that Appellee Philip Morris USA violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733 (2006),1 by charging the Navy Exchange Service Command (“NEXCOM”) and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (“AAFES”) prices for cigarettes that violated the terms of their contracts. The District Court concluded that it lacked ju... More...   $0 (06-22-2016 - DC)

Helen L. Hyde v. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence; Jeffrey Thomas v. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence

The plaintiffs filed complaints in Providence County Superior Court against the Roman
Catholic Bishop of Providence (defendant), alleging that Father Brendan Smyth sexually abused
them on numerous occasions, beginning in 1967 until approximately 1970. The plaintiffs
alleged that the acts of abuse visited upon them all occurred while Smyth was under defendant’s
supervision. At... More...
   $0 (06-22-2016 - RI)

United States of America v. Christopher Lee Gunkel

Tulsa, OK - Tulsa Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Exploitation and Extortion of a Minor

A Tulsa man pleaded guilty today to sexual exploitation of a child and extortion.

Christopher Lee Gunkel, 30, was indicted on May 3, 2016, and sentencing is scheduled for September 21, 2016.

According to court documents, Gunkel admitted to coercing a 14-year-old girl to send him sexually ... More...
   $0 (06-22-2016 - OK)

State of Tennessee v. Timothy Allen Johnson

This case arises from an undercover drug purchase in the Edgehill neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, on March 27, 2012. A Davidson County grand jury indicted the Defendant for sale of less than .5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free school zone and delivery of less than .5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free school zone. The following evidence was
presented at the Defendant’s trial: Detective M... More...
   $0 (06-21-2016 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. William Jermaine Stripling

The Defendant was charged, via presentment, with one count of sale of less than .5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free zone (school), one count of delivery of less than .5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free zone (school), one count of sale of less than .5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free zone (daycare center), and one count of delivery of less than .5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free zone (daycare center),... More...   $0 (06-21-2016 - TN)

Amanda Gilreath, et al. v. Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority, et al.

On February 1, 2011, Amanda Gilreath presented to Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority d/b/a Erlanger Health System (“Erlanger”) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, complaining of low back pain, an inability to urinate, and numbness of her lower extremities. She advised the medical providers, including the nurses and emergency room physicians, that she had received a diagnosis of cauda equina sy... More...   $0 (06-21-2016 - TN)


Six-year-old Rachel'2 was Calhoun's stepdaughter. Her mother left
Rachel at home with Calhoun while she went shopping. Calhoun allegedly took
Rachel into his bedroom where he forced her to perform oral sex on him and
warned her not to tell anyone about the incident.
When Rachel's mother returned home, Rachel told her something had
happened while she was gone. Rachel's mot... More...
   $0 (06-20-2016 - KY)

United States of America v. Byron Felton Conner

Dallas, TX - North Richland Hills Physician Admits Role in Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

A licensed physician from North Richland Hills, Texas, Byron Felton Conner, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud stemming from a scheme to defraud Medicare through the submission of false claims for physician home visits and home health care services.

Con... More...
   $0 (06-19-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. W. Carl Reichel

Boston, MA - Jury Finds Former President of Warner Chilcott Nort Guilty of Paying Kickbacks to Doc

The United States of America charged W. CArl Reichel, the former President of Warner Chilcott with conspiracy to violation 18 U.S.C. 371, The Conspiracy To Violated the Anti-Kickback Law, which provides:

If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United... More...
   $0 (06-18-2016 - MA)

Willie James McDade v. The State of Texas

On March 17, 2014, Agent Lonnie Crook of the Drug Enforcement Agency, on assignment for a Houston Police Department task force specializing in crimes involving controlled substances, was investigating the Mainstream Pharmacy on Bellaire Boulevard in Harris County, Texas. Crook was on the lookout for “pill crews” who frequented the pharmacy. At trial, a pill crew was described as a team, consisting... More...   $0 (06-18-2016 - TX)

State of Florida v. Dr. Augustine Bollo

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Jury Convicts Podiatrist On Lewd or Lascivious Molestation Charges

The State of Florida charged Dr. Augustine Bollo with two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation claiming that he forced a teenage babysitter touch him inappropriately in his home in 2012.

Defendant testified in his own defense.

The babysitter, now age 19, testified that the Defen... More...
   $0 (06-18-2016 - FL)

United States of America v. John Richard Flournoy

Muskogee, OK - Coalgate Man Sentenced To 24 Months Probation, $13,400 Restitution For Theft Of Government Funds

John Richard Flournoy, age 47, of Coalgate, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 24 months of probation and was ordered to pay $13,402.50 in restitution, for THEFT OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 and a FORFEITURE ALLEGATION.

The cha... More...
   $0 (06-16-2016 - OK)

David Wayne Cahill v. The State of Texas

The record shows that on March 13, 2014, a detainer1 was placed on appellant and faxed
from the Collin County District Attorney (D.A.)’s Office to the Lexington, Oklahoma prison
facility where appellant was being incarcerated. On April 24, 2014, appellant signed the IADA
form II, “Offender’s Notice of Place of Imprisonment and Request for Disposition of
Indictments, Informati... More...
   $0 (06-16-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Scott L. Thompson

Fairview Heights, IL - Sesser Man Pleads Guilty To Bankruptcy Fraud

Scott L. Thompson, of Sesser, IL, pled guilty to bankruptcy fraud charges pending against him. Thompson was indicted on February 2, 2016, as part of an effort to crackdown on those who commit fraud during the course of bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

"My ... More...
   $0 (06-16-2016 - IL)

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