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United States v. Eugene Dokes Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Eugene Dokes pleaded guilty to theft of United States property for knowingly
receiving four Social Security disability benefits to which he was not entitled in
December 2012 and January 2013. See 18 U.S.C. § 641. At sentencing, the district
court adopted the Presentencing Investigation 1 Report (PSR) finding that Dokes’s ongoing
theft of Social Security benefits resulted in actual ... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - MO)

RSB Vineyards, LLC v. Bernard A. Orsi

This is a breach of warranty action in the absence of a warranty. Plaintiff RSB
Vineyards, LLC (RSB) purchased a vineyard jointly owned by the four defendants,
including a residence that defendants had renovated and converted into a wine tasting
room. RSB later learned that the renovated residence was structurally unsound for
commercial use and was forced to demolish it.
In res... More...
   $0 (09-29-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Gary Thornhill Federal Courthouse - San Jose, California

San Jose, CA - Santa Clara Luxury Insurance Broker Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Theft From Widow’s Insurance Policy

Gary Thornhill was sentenced today to serve 60 months in prison for wire fraud and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to steal more than a million dollars from a client’s trust account, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Federal Bureau of Inve... More...
   $0 (09-25-2017 - CA)

Angelica Lynn v. Steve George

INTRODUCTION
Defendants Steve George and Real Estate Portfolio Management, LLC
(REPM) appeal from the trial court’s order granting the motion of plaintiffs Angelica
Lynn and Angel Lynn Realty, Inc. (ALR) to disqualify counsel.1
George and REPM
were represented in the trial court by attorney Kevin A. Spainhour and his law firm,
Spainhour Law Group (SLG), who were the subject... More...
   $0 (09-22-2017 - CA)

James Dever v. David L. Ward Supreme Court of Massachusetts - Boston, Massachusetts

The plaintiff, James Dever, appeals from an
order allowing the defendants' special motion to dismiss his
amended complaint under the "anti-SLAPP" statute. See G. L.
1 Daniel Rabinovitz; Michaels, Ward & Rabinovitz, LLP;
Daniel Michael Joyce; Moors & Cabot Investments, Inc.; and Aaron
Foley.
2
c. 231, § 59H, inserted by St. 1994, c. 283, § 1. Although we
conclude tha... More...
   $0 (09-11-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Michael Leeper Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Former Columbia Sportswear Information Technology Employee Pleads Guilty to Computer Intrusions

Michael Leeper, 41, of Tigard, Oregon, pleaded guilty in United States District Court to intentionally accessing the Columbia Sportswear Company’s network without authorization in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1030.

From May 2000 to February 2014, Leeper was employed by Colum... More...
   $0 (09-09-2017 - Or)

United States of America v. Jane E. O'Brien Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Jane E. O'Brien, a professional
investment adviser, engaged in a long-running scheme to defraud
several of her clients -- mostly elderly women who relied on her
financial advice and friendship -- out of their life savings. This
scheme was eventually uncovered, and she pled guilty -- in two
separate cases -- to securities fraud, investment adviser fraud,
wire fraud, a... More...
   $0 (09-02-2017 - MA)

Joseph L. Reed v. Freedom Mortgage Corporation

Joseph L. Reed sued his former
employer, Freedom Mortgage Company, under the Illinois
Human Rights Act, alleging race-based discrimination. After
concluding that Reed lacked evidence of racial bias, the district
court granted summary judgment in favor of Freedom Mortgage.
Reed challenges the court’s decisions on evidentiary
2 No. 16-3661
matters as well as the court’s u... More...
   $0 (08-27-2017 - IL)

Mahan v. Charles W. Chan Insurance Agency, Inc. et al.

In this appeal we consider whether two plaintiffs, 86-year-old Frederick Mahan
(Fred) and his 79-year-old wife Martha Mahan (Martha),1 have stated a viable claim
under the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act (the Elder Abuse Act or
the Act)2
against Charles W. Chan (Chan), the Charles W. Chan Insurance Agency, Inc.
(the Chan Agency), Omar Kaddoura (Kaddoura), C... More...
   $0 (08-23-2017 - CA)

Jessica Parker Valentine and Bryan L. Parker v. Interactive Brokers LLC

Appellants, Jessica Parker Valentine and Bryan L. Parker (the “Parkers”), challenge the trial court’s order granting the motion of appellee, Interactive Brokers LLC (“IB”), to vacate an arbitration award. In two issues, the Parkers contend that the trial court erred in vacating the award.
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We affirm.
Background
In their Second Amended Statement of Claim, the Parkers, pursuant to t... More...
   $0 (08-22-2017 - TX)

Ronald Kelly v. Maxium Speciality Insurance Group

This case presents a situation familiar to our district courts. Two related lawsuits are pending — one each in state and federal court. The state action seeks to determine a defendant’s liability for an alleged harm, and the federal action seeks only a declaratory judgment on an insurer’s obligation to defend and indemnify the defendant. The District Court here exercised its discretion to abstain ... More...   $0 (08-21-2017 - PA)

United States of America v. David Brian Binder Federal Courthouse - El Paso, Texas

El Paso, TX - Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Federal Prison in Multi-Million-Dollar Pyramid Scheme

In El Paso on July 27, 2017, a federal judge sentenced 61-year-old David Brian Binder of Pittsburg, PA, to 30 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a Ponzi scheme that resulted in an estimated $14 million loss announced United States Attorney R... More...
   $0 (08-13-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Douglas Ferrell Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Former CFO Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $6.5 Million from KC Company

The former chief financial officer of a Kansas City, Mo., company pleaded guilty in federal court on August 2, 2017 to embezzling more than $6.5 million from his employer.

Douglas Ferrell, 34, of Kansas City, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian C.... More...
   $0 (08-06-2017 - MO)

Alfonso Ayala v. Randy Dawson

After living for more than a dozen years in a residential unit he claimed he owned,
Alfonso Ayala was evicted by the property owner, Randy Dawson, in an unlawful
detainer action. Ayala defended by attempting to quash service of summons on the
ground he was not a tenant, but instead held equitable title under an oral installment sale
contract for the purchase of property. Dawson cou... More...
   $0 (08-05-2017 - CA)

Lon Smith & Associates, Inc. and A-1 Systems, Inc., d/b/a Lon Smith Roofing and Construction v. Joe Key and Stacci Key

This is an interlocutory appeal from an order certifying a class action.1
Appellants Lon Smith & Associates, Inc. and A-1 Systems, Inc., d/b/a Lon Smith
1
See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 51.014(a)(3) (West Supp. 2016).
Roofing and Construction2 raise five issues claiming that the trial court erred by
certifying a class because various class-certificati... More...
   $0 (08-03-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. David Brian Binder Federal Courthouse - El Paso, Texas

Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Federal Prison in Multi-Million-Dollar Pyramid Scheme

In El Paso on July 27, 2017, a federal judge sentenced 61-year-old David Brian Binder of Pittsburg, PA, to 30 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a Ponzi scheme that resulted in an estimated $14 million loss.

In addition to the ... More...
   $503027 (08-03-2017 - TX)

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, ets., v. Alan Pyle

In OC Interior Services, LLC v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC (2017) 7 Cal.App.5th
1318 (review den. May 10, 2017) (OC Interior) another panel of this court concluded that
2
a void judgment does not pass title free of the lien purportedly cancelled by the void
judgment; rather, "a void judgment in the chain of title has the effect of nullifying a
subsequent transfer, including a tr... More...
   $0 (07-14-2017 - CA)

Liliana Espejo et al. v. The Copley Press, Inc.

Defendant The Copley Press, Inc., owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune
newspaper (collectively UT), appeals from a second amended and restated judgment (the
judgment) after a court trial in this class action brought by and on behalf of persons
whom UT formerly engaged as newspaper home delivery carriers (plaintiffs or carriers).
2
The main issue at trial was whether the carrie... More...
   $0 (07-09-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Gerald Cocuzzo

Brooklyn, NY - Registered Broker Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Securities Fraud In A $131 Million Market Manipulation Scheme

Defendant Profited By Selling To Investors Worthless Stock Of A Company That Purported To Be A Worldwide Distributor And Provider Of LED Lighting Products

Gerald Cocuzzo, a registered broker, was sentenced on July 7, 2017 to 18 months in prison after... More...
   $0 (07-07-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. Edward Pennings Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Former State Street Corporation Executive Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Defraud Clients Through Secret Trading Commissions

A former executive of Boston-based State Street Corporation pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud at least six of the bank’s clients through secret commissions applied to billions of dollars of securities trades.

Edward Pennings, 46, of Surrey, ... More...
   $0 (06-29-2017 - MA)

Bombardier Aerospace Corporation v. SPEP Aircraft Holdings, LLC, et al.

Appellees SPEP Aircraft Holdings, LLC (SPEP), PE 300 Leasing, LLC (PE 300),
Saracen Pure Energy Partners, LP (Saracen), Crane Capital Group, Inc. (Crane Capital), James
R. Crane (Crane), Floridian Golf Resort, LLC (Floridian Golf Resort), Champion Energy
Marketing LLC (Champion Energy), and Crane Worldwide Logistics, LLC (Crane Worldwide)
sued appellant Bombardier Aerospace Corpora... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - tx)

Lindemann Properties, LTD. v. Ward A. Campbell

Appellant Lindemann Properties, Ltd. filed a motion for rehearing and a motion for en banc reconsideration of our opinion that issued on December 8, 2016. We deny both motions, withdraw our opinion and judgment dated December 8, 2016, and substitute the following.
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I. INTRODUCTION
Lindemann sued Appellee Ward A. Campbell for a declaration that Campbell’s radio-transmission-tower easem... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Malcolm Harris Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Middleman Pleads Guilty in Foreign Bribery and Fraud Scheme Involving Potential $800 Million International Real Estate Deal

Defendant Double-Crossed His Clients and Stole a $500,000 Bribe Intended to Influence a South Korean Company’s Sale of the Landmark 72 Building in Hanoi, Vietnam

The middleman in a foreign bribery scheme pleaded today to wire fraud and money l... More...
   $0 (06-22-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. Stefan Lumiere Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Visium Portfolio Manager Stefan Lumiere Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison Following Conviction At Trial For Securities Mismarking Scheme

Stefan Lumiere, a former portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management, L.P. (“Visium”), was sentenced to 18 months in prison in connection with his conviction following a jury trial for engaging in a securities mismarking scheme from... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - NY)

AARON MICHAEL LEWIS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On September 25, 2014, Carl Carter reported that his wife, Beverly (“Carter”), a
real estate agent, was missing. He stated that Carter had planned to show a house in Scott,
but when she had not returned home by 9:00 that evening, he became worried and drove
to the Scott residence. There, he saw Carter’s vehicle in the driveway and discovered that
she had left her purse inside t... More...
   $0 (06-14-2017 - AR)

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