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Quanta Computer, Inc. v. Japan Communications, Inc.

A Taiwanese company entered into a contract to
manufacture and sell cellular telephones to a Japanese
company. The parties negotiated a forum selection clause
mandating that any dispute be resolved in a California court
under California law. Nothing in the creation, performance,
or alleged breach of the contract has any connection to
California. The Taiwanese company filed ... More...
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United States of America v. Elma Denise Sizelove Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Ocala, Florida

Ocala, FL - Silver Springs Woman Sentenced To Nearly Five Years

U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. has sentenced Elma Denise Sizelove (40, Silver Springs) to 57 months in federal prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. She pleaded guilty to the offenses on December 18, 2017.

According to court documents, Sizelove was arrested by law enforcement after attempting ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Brittany Payne Wright Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Woman Get 35-Years In Prison For Fatal-Hit-And_Run

The State of Oklahoma charged Brittany Payne Wright, atge 35, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 09/02/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
PAYNE, BRITTANY MOONA Disposed: CONVICTION, 03/14/2018. Guilty Plea
Count as Disp... More...
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Securities & Exchange Commission v. Theranos, Inc., Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani

San Francisco, CA - Theranos, CEO Holmes, and Former President Balwani Charged With Massive Fraud

Holmes Stripped of Control of Company for Defrauding Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Silicon Valley-based private company Theranos Inc., its founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, and its former President Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani with raising more than $700 mi... More...
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Edward Lewis Tobinick, M.D. v. M.D. Seven Novella, et al. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Edward Tobinick appeals the District Court’s award of attorney’s fees to Dr. Steven Novella. Dr. Tobinick argues both that the District Court’s decision to award attorney’s fees and the amount of fees it awarded were made in error. This case presents an issue of first impression for our circuit. That is, whether the “exceptional case” standard for awarding attorney’s fees in Patent Act cases, ... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Christine Dean v. Friends of Pine Meadow

Appellants Christine Dean (Dean), DeNova Homes, Inc. (DeNova), and Civic
Martinez, LLC (collectively, plaintiffs) filed the underlying action for interference with
prospective economic advantage and defamation against respondents Friends of Pine
Meadow and several individuals (collectively, defendants),1
seeking damages and
injunctive relief for allegedly false statements and p... More...
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James Webb v. Solarcity Corporation; Lyndon R. Rive; Robert K. Kelly Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Plaintiff-Appellant James Webb brought this class action
lawsuit against Defendants-Appellees SolarCity
Corporation (SolarCity or the company), Lyndon R. Rive,
and Robert D. Kelly on behalf of the class of plaintiffs who
bought SolarCity shares between December 12, 2012—the
date of the company’s initial public offering (IPO)—and
March 18, 2014 (the Class Period). Webb claim... More...
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Evan Weiss v. The People ex rel. Department of Transportation


Plaintiffs sued defendants People ex rel. Department of Transportation
(CalTrans), and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA; collectively,
Agencies), for inverse condemnation and nuisance. The complaint alleged a freeway
sound wall the Agencies built directly across the freeway from Plaintiffs’ homes
increased the noise and dust Plaintiffs experienced, interfered with ... More...
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Luz Elena Delgadillo v. Television Center, Inc.

Plaintiffs Luz Elena Delgadillo, Christian Franco, and
Valeria Franco (plaintiffs) are the surviving wife and children,
respectively, of Salvador Franco (decedent). Decedent fell to his
death while washing windows on a building owned by defendant
Television Center, Inc. (TCI).
Plaintiffs sued TCI for negligence and negligence per se,
alleging that decedent was fatally injur... More...
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John Doe v. Kirsten M. Nielsen Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Plaintiff John Doe seeks lawful per-manent residence in the United States under the
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Employment-Based Immigration: Fifth Preference category (“EB-5”). This visa program requires applicants to demon-strate that they have invested or are currently investing capital in a “new commercial enterprise” within the United States. 8 U.S.C. § 1153(b)(5)(A). To that end, Doe invested $500... More...
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Clayton Byrd v. Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Defendant-Appellant Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association (“Association”) appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment regarding § 57-3-204(b) of Tennessee Code Annotated. Under § 57-3-204(b), to
receive a retailer-alcoholic-beverages license, a person, corporation, or firm needs to be a
Tennessee resident for at least two years, and to renew a license, there is ... More...
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Robbie Ohlendorf v. United Food & Commerical Workers Int'l Union, Local 876 Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Labor Management Relations Act makes it a crime for an
employer to deduct union dues from an employee’s paycheck and for the union to accept the
dues, except if the employee consents by signing an authorization form, often called a dues
checkoff. Robbie Ohlendorf and Sandra Adams signed dues checkoff authorizations with their
employer in 2013. When they tried to revoke them thr... More...
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Little Traverse Lake Property Owners Association v. National Park Service Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This case presents the question of what citizens must do during
the administrative planning stage of a federal agency action in order to preserve a later challenge
to the agency’s final decision under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). In 2008,
the National Park Service proposed a plan to build a scenic trailway through the Sleeping Bear
Dunes National Lakeshore in Lee... More...
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Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. v. PDR Network, LLC District of West Virginia Federal Courthouse - Huntington, West Virginia

Carlton & Harris Chiropractic, Inc. appeals from the district court’s dismissal of its claim against PDR Network, LLC, PDR Distribution, LLC, PDR Equity, LLC, and John Does 1-10 (collectively, “PDR Network”) for sending an unsolicited advertisement by fax in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the “TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227. Carlton & Harris argues that the district court erred in de... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - WV)

Phillip J. Singer v. Kenneth Reali, et al. Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, North Carolina

These appeals arise from the dismissal of a securities fraud class action complaint in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The action relates to the healthcare provider reimbursement practices of defendant TranS1, Inc., and four officers thereof —defendants Kenneth Reali, Joseph P. Slattery, Richard Randall, and Michael Luetkemeyer (collectively, the “Officers”) — in connection with TranS1’s A... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - NC)

Save Lafayette v. City of Lafayette

Appellants Save Lafayette and Michael Griffiths appeal the trial court’s denial of
their petition for a peremptory writ of mandate requiring respondent City of Lafayette
(the City) to submit appellants’ referendum to a public vote. The City amended its
general plan to allow for a residential development in an area formerly designated as
administrative and office space. After the ti... More...
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United States of America v. Benjamin Biancofiori Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Naperville Man Convicted of Violently Forcing Women into Prostitution

A federal jury February 21, 2018 convicted a Naperville man on sex trafficking charges for violently forcing women to engage in prostitution between 2007 and 2016.

BENJAMIN BIANCOFIORI, 38, used the promise of financial security to entice women into performing commercial sex acts on his behalf. B... More...
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United States of America v. Terrell Shankle, a/k/a "King Relly" Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking

Terrell Shankle, a/k/a “King Relly” (age 40), of Milwaukee was sentenced on February 21, 2018 to 25 years in prison and 5 years supervised release for sex trafficking crimes. Shankle was found guilty after a federal jury trial on September 6, 2017, of five counts of sex trafficking a minor and sex tr... More...
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United States of America v. Jamila Takiyah Hunter Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee Woman Convicted of Drug Trafficking

After a day and a half trial, Jamila Takiyah Hunter, 32, of Tallahassee, was convicted on February 14, 2018 afternoon of possession with intent to distribute the controlled substance α-Pyrrolidinovalerophenone or “Alpha-PVP.”

Hunter’s four co-defendants pled guilty in late 2017 and early 2018 as follows:
... More...
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Michael Dasher v. RBC Bank (USA), d/b/a RBC Bank Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Defendant RBC Bank (USA) (“RBC”) appeals the district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration. We affirm, albeit for reasons different than those cited by the district court.

I.

Michael Dasher held a checking account with RBC and used a debit card for that account. Dasher asserts RBC failed to properly warn him of possible overdrafts at points of sale when he used his de... More...
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United States of America v. Virgal Malott District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Felon Sentenced to 200 Months for Conviction on Federal Armed Robbery, Carjacking and Firearms Charges

Prosecution Brought under Federal “Worst of the Worst” Anti-Violence Initiative

Virgal Malott, 23, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced on February 15, 2018 in federal court to 200 months (16.6 years) of imprisonment for his conviction on armed robbe... More...
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United Stats of America v. Terry Curtis Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Kansas City, KS - Getaway Driver Sentenced In Village West Robbery

An Illinois man was sentenced on February 12, 2018 to 73 months in federal prison for driving the getaway car in a $53,000 holdup at a Verizon store in Village West, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. The robbers held store employees at gunpoint and bound them with zip ties.

Terry Curtis, 34, Rockford, Il., pl... More...
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Sue Jin Yi And Ronald Cox V. The Kroger Co. Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1 - Tacoma, Washington

Ronald Cox, a former Quality Food Centers Inc. (QFC)
employee, filed this class action challenging QFC's policy of rounding hourly
employees' clocked-in time to the nearest quarter hour. Specifically, he contends
QFC intentionally manipulated the application of this policy to result in
underpayment of wages.
QFC appeals the trial court's denial of the motion to compel arbitrati... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - WA)

Medical Recovery Services, LLC v. Robert Lopez Idaho Supreme Court - Boise, Idaho

Medical Recovery Services, LLC (“MRS”) appeals a district court’s judgment denying its request for postjudgment attorney fees on an appeal. The dispute arose after MRS attempted to collect a debt owed by Robert Lopez (“Lopez”). The magistrate court entered a default judgment and awarded attorney fees to MRS. MRS continued to incur attorney fees while attempting to collect on the default judgment a... More...   $0 (02-19-2018 - ID)

Kenton L. Crowley; John A. Flores v. EpiCept Corporation Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

This appeal follows the trial on Drs. Crowley and Flores’s
(the Doctors) claims against EpiCept Corporation (EpiCept)
for breach of contract, breach of the implied covenant of good
faith and fair dealing, and fraud. The Doctors’ claims arise
from their assignment to EpiCept of two patents for a non-
FDA approved drug (referred to as “NP-2”) and EpiCept’s
failure to develop ... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - CA)

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