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Dolores Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

This appeal arises from five class actions brought by bank customers
(“Plaintiffs”) alleging that their banks unlawfully charged them overdraft fees.
These cases have been before this Court multiple times in recent years.1 In this
appeal, Wells Fargo appeals the District Court’s denial of its motion to compel
arbitration with the unnamed Plaintiffs comprising the classes. The Distr... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - FL)

Derrick Black v. Ferrellgas, Inc. and Jimmy Childs Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

¶1 Plaintiff Derrick Black appeals the trial court's March 22, 2016, Journal Entry of Judgment, entered on a jury verdict, in Plaintiff's vehicle negligence case. Based on our review of the facts and applicable law, we affirm the judgment.

BACKGROUND

¶2 Plaintiff was severely injured on March 6, 2009, in a single-vehicle, non-contact accident, when he struck a curb while riding h... More...
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Lenworth Bailey v. Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC, Air Methods Corporation United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

The Airline Deregulation Act (“ADA”) provides that “a State, political
subdivision of a State, or political authority of at least 2 States may not enact or
enforce a law, regulation, or other provision having the force and effect of law
related to a price, route, or service of an air carrier.” 49 U.S.C. § 41713(b)(1).
This language expresses a broad preemptive intent that encompass... More...
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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...
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United States of America v. Lonnie Eugene Lillard Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - ‘Incorrigible’ Defendant Responsible for $7.5 Million Bank Fraud Scheme Sentenced to more than 16 Years in Prison

Defendant Finished Last Federal Sentence and Immediately Returned to Fraud Activity on a Bigger Scale

A Seattle man with a lengthy history of bank fraud was sentenced on May 4, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 196 months in prison and ... More...
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State of California v. Tou Fue Lor Sacramento County Courthouses - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty to Identity Theft Scheme While on Probation for Similar Offenses

Tou Fue Lor, 24, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty on May 7, 2018 to mail fraud, bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, credit application fraud, and unlawful possession of identification documents, all committed while he was on supervised release for similar crimes he had previously c... More...
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United States of America v. Kevin Kyes Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - Former South Bay Resident Convicted Of Defrauding Japanese Investors In Almost $7 Million Ponzi Scheme

Kevin Kyes was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, seventeen counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and two counts of money laundering by a federal jury. The jury’s verdict followed a week-long trial before th... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Kaycee Teppo Federal Courthouse - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD - Fruitdale Woman Sentenced for Bank Robbery

A Fruitdale, South Dakota, woman convicted of Bank Robbery was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Kaycee Teppo, age 23, was sentenced on April 30, 2018, to 41 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victi... More...
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Randy Tindell v. Linda Murphy

Plaintiffs Randy and Linda Tindell bought a single family manufactured home
from defendant Linda Murphy in 2005 for $320,000. Defendant Christine Bradley
provided the appraisal. In 2009 the Tindells were unable to refinance the mortgage
because it is a manufactured home, not a modular home. The Tindells filed a fourth
amended complaint alleging Murphy and Bradley failed to disclose... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Edwin Rood Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Lathrop Man Sentenced for $1.7 Million Fraud Scheme

A Lathrop, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on May 3, 2018 for a $1.7 million fraud scheme related to the sale of his business.

Todd Edwin Rood, 53, of Lathrop, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner.

Rood, the former owner of Rood Machine & Engineering (RME) in Kearney, Mo., plead... More...
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Carl Johnson v. The State of Texas

The record shows that appellant was a member of the Felony Lane Gang. Members of this gang work in small groups that travel around the country stealing various items of identification, as well as credit cards, debit cards, and checks. Their normal method of operation was to break into cars parked at locations where the owners frequently leave purses in their cars, including cemeteries and daycar... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Teresa L. Johnson Northern District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rockford, Illinois

Rockford, IL - Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 41 Months in Federal Prison for Stealing More Than $2 Million from Illinois Companies

A Gratiot, Wisc., woman was sentenced on May 3, 2018 by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala for stealing more than $2 million from her former employer and related companies.

TERESA L. JOHNSON, 53, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison, to b... More...
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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...
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Nielsen Contracting, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.


Nielsen Contracting, Inc. and T&M Framing, Inc. (collectively Nielsen) sued
several entities (defendants) alleging these entities fraudulently provided workers'
compensation policies to Nielsen that were illegal and contained unconscionable terms.
Defendants moved to compel arbitration and stay the litigation under an arbitration
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provision in one defendant's contract, t... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TONIA LATRICE LEWIS United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

In cases—like the subject case—where a defendant challenges both probable
cause and the applicability of the good faith exception, we may proceed directly to the
good faith analysis without first deciding whether the warrant was supported by probable
cause. United States v. Legg, 18 F.3d 240, 243 (4th Cir. 1994). Because no facts in this
case are in dispute, the applicability... More...
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United States of America v. John Cook Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY - Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty To Transportation Across State Lines Of Money And Securities Taken By Fraud

Defrauded Monroe County, Kentucky investors of $194,000 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, development scheme

A Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee man pleaded guilty four counts of interstate transportation of stolen property On April 24, 2018, in United States Distric... More...
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Marshall Garber v. Heriberto Menendez, M.D. Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Minors injured by medical malpractice in Ohio have one year to sue their doctors after they turn eighteen. When Marshall Garber sued Dr. Heriberto
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No. 17-3992 Garber v. Menendez Page 2
Menendez for malpractice in May 2017, one year had come and gone. But Ohio tolls the statute of limitations if the defendant leaves the State. The clock stopped when Dr. Menendez left Ohio for Florida ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JESSE C. LITVAK Ware restaurant owner accused of torching Rhode Island restaurant will testify on his own behalf

This case has a lengthy procedural history. In January 2013, the
15 government filed an indictment charging appellant with eleven counts of
16 securities fraud in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b), 78ff (Counts 1-11), one count of
17 fraud against the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) in violation of 18
4
1 U.S.C. § 1031 (Count 12), and four counts of making false stateme... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN HAN LEE United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

When a defendant enters into a plea agreement with the Government, the defendant may agree to waive the right to appeal the sentence. At the defendant’s subsequent plea hearing, the district court must ensure that the defendant understands that appeal waiver. In particular, Rule 11(b)(1)(N) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure requires the district court, at the plea hearing, to “determin... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - DC)

Barry Edward Ellis vs State of Florida

In this direct criminal appeal, Ellis claims that the trial court erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal on the charge of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude “a law enforcement officer in an authorized law enforcement vehicle, with agency insignia and other jurisdictional markings prominently displayed on the vehicle, with siren and lights activated” pursuant to section 316.19... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Roberto De Miranda Martinez Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Man Pleads Guilty to $1.2 Million ATM Skimming Scheme

An Alexandria man pleaded guilty today to bank fraud in connection with a $1.2 million ATM skimming and cloned card scheme.

According to court documents, Roberto De Miranda Martinez, 43, was apprehended in the process of installing a card reading ATM skimming device and camera on an ATM in Colonial Heights. In s... More...
   $0 (05-04-2018 - VA)

Legacy Data Access, Inc. v. Cadrillion, LLC Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

In this diversity contract dispute, a jury awarded $256,500 for breach of contract and $1,499,999 for conversion. The jury rejected plaintiffs’ unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and the district court granted judgment as a matter of law to defendants on the abuse of process claim. In a second trial solely on punitive damages, another jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages. In respon... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Daniel E. Saad District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Following a fourteen-day jury
trial, Daniel E. Saad was convicted of arson, wire fraud, and the
use of fire in furtherance of a federal felony. Saad, who
testified, appeals from these convictions, which stem from a
November 30, 2014 fire that gutted Snow's Clam Box, a restaurant
he owned in Glocester, Rhode Island. He was sentenced to fifteen
years in prison.
Saad's pri... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - RI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN HAN LEE United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

When a defendant enters into a plea agreement with the Government, the defendant may agree to waive the right to appeal the sentence. At the defendant’s subsequent plea hearing, the district court must ensure that the defendant understands that appeal waiver. In particular, Rule 11(b)(1)(N) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure requires the district court, at the plea hearing, to “determin... More...   $0 (05-01-2018 - DC)

BLOK BUILDERS, LLC d/b/a IKON BUILDERS, a Florida limited liability company, Appella nt, v. PEDRO KATRYNIOK, MASTEC NORTH AMERICA, INC., a Florida corporation, and BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC, d/b/a AT&T FLORIDA

We deny Appellant’s Motion for Clarification, Rehearing and/or Rehearing En Banc, withdraw the previous opinion and substitute the following opinion in its place.

Blok Builders, LLC, appeals a final judgment determining that Blok owes Mastec North America, Inc., and BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC, contractual indemnity and a defense in a personal injury action, as well as awarding a... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - FL)

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