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Jacqueline Benjamin v. B & H Education, Inc. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Plaintiffs are students of cosmetology and hair design at
schools in California and Nevada operated by defendant B&H
Education, Inc., under the name of Marinello Schools of
Beauty. Plaintiffs claim that they are employees within the
meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), and
under California and Nevada state law, on the ground that
much of their time is spent in ... More...
   $0 (12-20-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Ladronal S. Hamilton, a/k/a "Black" Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - California Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Large-Scale PCP Conspiracy

A California man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of PCP in the Kansas City area.

Ladronal S. Hamilton, also known as “Black,” 46, of Hawthorne, Calif., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to life in federal p... More...
   $0 (12-17-2017 - MO)

S.V. Gopalratnam v. Hewlett-Packard Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Plaintiffs’ son tragically perished in a fire at plaintiffs’ home in June 2010. Believing that the fire was caused by a defective lithium ion battery cell from their son’s laptop, plaintiffs filed a products liability suit against separate manufacturers of the laptop, battery pack, and indi-vidual battery cells. Plaintiffs supported their causation the-ory solely through testimony from two expert ... More...   $0 (12-17-2017 - WI)

United States of America v. William Bruce Crain Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Defendant-Appellant William Bruce Crain pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and to using interstate facilities to transmit information about minors. Crain’s plea agreement included a waiver of his appeal and collateral-attack rights. He filed a motion to vacate his sentence, which the district court denied after a hearing. He now appeals, arguing that (1) his collateral-attack waiver... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - MS)

Damon Lavelle Asberry v. The State of Texas TENTH COURT OF APPEALS, WACO, TEXAS

Damon Lavelle Asberry was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Five years after his conviction, Asberry filed a motion for DNA testing. Based on
the motion and the agreement of the parties, the trial court ordered post-trial DNA
testing. After the results were obtained and a hearing held regarding those results, the
trial court made a finding unfavorable to A... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

Tanja Vidovic v. City of Tampa Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Jury Awards Former Firefighter On Discrimination Theory

Tanja Vidovic, age 36, sued the City of Tampa on a civil rights theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000e claiming that she was discriminated against because she was pregnant and that the City retaliated against her when she complained.

She claimed that three captains asked her for sex and the city retaliated against her afte... More...
   $245000 (12-08-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Brandon Kenon Rogers Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids Man Pleads Guilty To Student Loan And Tax Fraud

Brandon Kenon Rogers, 31, of Grand Rapids, pled guilty to student loan and tax fraud. Rogers’s wire fraud scheme involved aggravated identity theft and ultimately defrauded the U.S. Department of Education of approximately $150,000. His filing of false tax returns using other people’s information led to the ta... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - MI)

Christopher Gutierrez v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals For The First District of Texas

On February 13, 2015, Houston Police Department [“HPD”] Officer J.
Castro received information from a confidential informant and then proceeded to a
Valero gas station at I-45 and College Avenue [“the Airport Valero”] to set up
surveillance. Castro saw three vehicles at the Airport Valero—a black Chevy
Malibu driven by co-defendant Irving Gonzalez, a black pick-up truck, and a ... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Corrine Brown, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons and Carla Wiley Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, FL - Former U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Two Others Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Scheme Involving Bogus Non-Profit Scholarship Charity

Former U.S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown was sentenced to five years in prison today in federal court in Jacksonville, Florida for her role in a conspiracy and fraud scheme involving a sham scholarship charity.

Acting Assista... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - FL)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN FRANCIS LEY UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT

John Francis Ley pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania to a single count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). According to the presentence investigation report prepared by the United States Probation Office, Ley sustained a 2006 conviction for felony aggravated assault in ... More...   $0 (12-03-2017 - PA)

United States of America v. Rocco Panucci Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Golf Resort CEO Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Tax Evasion Charges

A resident of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh on charges of wire fraud and income tax evasion.

Rocco Panucci, 53, of Greensburg, PA, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Arthur J. Schwab.

According to the informat... More...
   $0 (12-03-2017 - PA)

State of Oklahoma v. Blake Kenneth Hagin Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Grandson of Rhema Bible College Enters Blind Plea Guilty To Drive-By Shooting

The State of Oklahoma charged Blake Kenneth Hagin, age 20, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: WE1, USE OF A VEHICLE IN DICHARGE OF A WEAPON, in violation of 21 O.S. 652
Date of Offense: 03/10/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
HAGIN, BLAKE KENNETH

The State char... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - OK)

STATE OF NEBRASKA V. DARRYL T. WELLON

Case No. A-17-283.

On November 3, 2015, the State filed an information charging Wellon with one count of possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, a Class ID felony, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1206(1)(a) and (3)(b) (Reissue 2016). The offense was alleged to have occurred on October 13. This was after the August 30, 2015, effective date of 2015 Neb. Laws, L.B. 605, whic... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - NE)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KAMAL KING-GORE United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

On September 19, 2012, Kamal King-Gore pleaded guilty to distribution of more than 28 grams of cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a), (b)(1)(B)(iii). Shortly thereafter, he was sentenced to prison for 162 months and supervised release for 48 months. He appeals that sentence. Among King-Gore’s challenges to the sentence, we need discuss only one: the government’s breach of its agreement wit... More...   $0 (11-29-2017 - DC)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ANTHONY REED KLING

Kling pled guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine, a severity level 3 drug felony; one count of possession of marijuana with a prior conviction, a severity level 5 drug felony; one count of a drug tax stamp violation, a severity level 10 nonperson felony; one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor; and one count of driving while a habitual violator, a clas... More...   $0 (11-28-2017 - KS)

Hossein Shahbazian v. City of Rancho Palos verdes

Governments speak. They also petition. And they act in
ways that are neither speaking nor petitioning. It is important to
distinguish between the three, because Code of Civil Procedure
section 425.16 (section 425.16) may apply to the first two, but not
the third.
This case concerns whether the City of Rancho Palos
Verdes properly issued a permit for a fence separating twoMore...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS V. CASEY L. BECKER

In the spring of 2014, 14-year-old D.M.W., her two siblings, and her mother, J.A., moved in with the Becker family. J.A. was engaged to Curtis Becker. Curtis lived with his mother, Rinel Becker, and his brother, Casey Becker. The house was crowded, so Curtis and J.A. stayed in a bedroom in the basement. D.M.W. and Becker shared another room in the basement that was divided by a sheet. The sheet wa... More...   $0 (11-24-2017 - KS)

Rebeca D. Balderas-Ramirez v. Anthony Carl Felder Travis County Courthouse - Austin, Texas

Rebeca D. Balderas-Ramirez appeals a final summary judgment that she take nothing
on claims she had asserted against Anthony Carl Felder following an automobile collision. The
pivotal issues on appeal concern whether Balderas-Ramirez presented any competent evidence of
property damages—including several years’ worth of claimed loss-of-use damages—and whether
any such damages exceed... More...
   $0 (11-23-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. John Francis Ley Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case concerns the criminal history provisions of the
Sentencing Guidelines. A defendant’s criminal history is
calculated by assigning points for prior sentences. The
Guidelines instruct that prior sentences “always are counted
separately if the sentences were imposed for offenses that were
separated by an intervening arrest.” More...
   $0 (11-22-2017 - )

Henry Lyons v. F. Wayne Vaught Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Henry Lyons worked as a part-time lecturer at the University of Missouri
Kansas City (“UMKC”) for seven semesters, teaching a self-developed Career and
Life Development course. He was not asked to return for the Spring 2012 semester.
In this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action, Lyons alleges that defendants’ decision not to renew
his contract was retaliation for his criticism of UMKC’s prefere... More...
   $0 (11-22-2017 - MO)

Hossein Shahbazian v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes

Governments speak. They also petition. And they act in
ways that are neither speaking nor petitioning. It is important to
distinguish between the three, because Code of Civil Procedure
section 425.16 (section 425.16) may apply to the first two, but not
the third.
This case concerns whether the City of Rancho Palos
Verdes properly issued a permit for a fence separating twoMore...
   $0 (11-22-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Malachi Duncan a/k/a Demarcus Brewster

St. Louis, MO - Former Jefferson County Resident Sentenced for Identity Theft and Student Loan Fraud Charges

Malachi Duncan, a/k/a “Demarcus Brewster,” was sentenced to 45 months in prison for charges of student loan fraud and aggravated identity theft. Duncan was further ordered to pay restitution to the victims in the amount of $57,139.00.

According to court documents, Duncan ... More...
   $0 (11-21-2017 - MO)

Michael J. Giles v. State of Florida Leon County Courthouse - Tallahassee, Florida

Appellant Michael J. Giles challenges the denial of his motion for postconviction relief alleging several grounds of ineffective assistance of trial
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counsel. The only claim at issue in this appeal is that counsel was ineffective for advising Appellant not to testify, despite the court’s offer to allow him to do so, after the court permitted the State to introduce as rebuttal a recorded i... More...
   $0 (11-21-2017 - FL)

Aleksandr Vasilenko v. Grace Family Church

Plaintiff Aleksandr Vasilenko was struck by a car as he crossed a public
street between the main premises of defendant Grace Family Church (the Church)
and the Church’s overflow parking area. Vasilenko contends that the Church
owed him a duty of care to assist him in safely crossing the public street and that
the Church was negligent in failing to do so. The Church argues that it h... More...
   $0 (11-19-2017 - CA)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. EDDIE N. C.* Richard C. Lee United States Courthouse, New Haven, CT

The defendant, Eddie N. C., appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of three counts of sexual assault in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-70 (a) (2); three counts of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (2); and one count of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (1). The defendan... More...   $0 (11-18-2017 - CT)

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