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Heidi Hostettler v. The College of Wooster Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Akron, Ohio

Heidi Hostettler was fired from the College of Wooster’s Human Resources Department when she was unable to return to work on a
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full-time basis as she was recovering from postpartum depression and separation anxiety. She sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101–12213 (2012); Title VII of the Civil Righ... More...
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Jeffrey Parchman v. SLM Corporation Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Plaintiffs Jeffrey Parchman (“Parchman”) and Nancy Carlin (“Carlin”), individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, sued Defendants SLM Corporation (“SLM”), Navient Corporation (“Navient”), Navient Solutions Inc. f/k/a Sallie Mae, Inc. (“NSI”), and Sallie Mae Bank (“SMB”) for negligent and knowing/willful violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227.... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

Larry Wayne Duncan v. The State of Texas

The victim’s father, Billy Scott, testified that his daughter enjoyed jogging,
and he identified the route along which she usually jogged. He explained that on
February 10, 2015, he saw the victim jogging at approximately 6:20 p.m. Scott
testified that it was daylight and the sun was shining. At approximately 7:30 p.m.,
Scott learned that his daughter had been killed.
Ki... More...
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United States of America v. Marco Murphy, a/k/a "Big Daddy" Middle District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA - Second Member of Valley Street Drug Trafficking Network Pleads Guilty

Two individuals charged in connection with an investigation by the Middle District of Louisiana, Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (“OCDETF”), aimed at a drug trafficking and dogfighting network based in Baton Rouge and operating in Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, and Mississippi were convi... More...
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Whole Woman's Health v. Charles Smith Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

This is an emergency appeal from an extraordinary discovery order by the district court to a religious body. The court compelled document production of the group’s internal communications despite its status as a non-litigant and its voluntary furnishing of substantial discovery materials. Because the trial date looms, and with the benefit of full briefing from both parties, we elect to consolidate... More...   $0 (07-25-2018 - TX)

FluidMaster, Inc. v. Fireman's Fund Insuarnce Company

The law firm of Crowell & Moring (Crowell) was vicariously disqualified
from this insurance coverage action based on a newly-hired, but disqualified discovery
associate in a geographically distant office. Then, while the disqualification appeal was
pending in this court, the associate left Crowell. At that point, Kirk v. First American
Title Ins. Co. (2010) 183 Cal.App.4th 776 (Kir... More...
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United States of America v. Kristofer Rucinski Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Abington, Virginia

Abington, VA - Wise Resident Pleads Guilty to Opioid Importation Related Charges

Kristofer Rucinski Obtained Fentanyl Analogues From China

Kristofer Rucinski, 35, of Wise, Virginia, entered a guilty plea on July 19, 2018 in the United States District Court in Abingdon. Rucinski pleaded guilty to one count of using a communications facility to unlawfully import fentanyl and fent... More...
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United States of America v. Donald Cain District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - Nevada Man Sentenced to Five Years for Interstate Stalking

Donald Cain, 49, of Henderson, Nevada, and formerly of Conroe, Texas, and Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced on July 19, 2018 in U.S. District Court by John A. Woodcock Jr. to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for interstate stalking. He pled guilty on January 11, 2018.

According... More...
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Levi Huebner v. Midland Credit Management, et al. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff‐Appellant Levi Huebner (“Huebner”) is an attorney who has
litigated several cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15
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U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., which, among other things, prohibits debt collectors from
using “false, deceptive, or misleading representation[s] . . . in connection with the
collection of any debt,” id. § 1692e. In October 2013... More...
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Herman Jackson Jr. a/k/a Herman Jackson III a/k/a Main a/k/a Main Love a/k/a Herman Jackson v. State of Mississippi

In June 2013, a confidential informant (CI) told narcotics agents with the Clarksdale
Police Department that Jackson possessed a large amount of marijuana and that he was
selling it out of his home at 343-B Bolivar Street. Officers considered the CI reliable
because the informant had provided information in numerous prior cases and was
instrumental in helping to obtain prior convi... More...
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United States of America v. Miteshkumar Patel, et al. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - 24 Defendants Sentenced in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims

Twenty-one members of a massive India-based fraud and money laundering conspiracy that defrauded thousands of U.S. residents of hundreds of millions of dollars were sentenced this week to terms of imprisonment up to 20 years. Three other conspirators were sentenced earlier th... More...
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Jesus Lazaro Collar v. Abalux, Inc. and Juan D. Cabral United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Jesus Collar appeals the summary judgment in favor of his former employer, Abalux, Inc., and its owner, Juan Cabral, and against Collar’s complaint for unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. See 29 U.S.C. § 207(a). The district court ruled that Collar’s employment in 2015 was not covered under the Act because Abalux had less than $500,000 in annual gross sales. See id. § ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - FL)

Thomas W. Sikes v. United States Department of the Navy Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

We must decide whether the United States Department of the Navy improperly withheld documents related to the suicide of Admiral J.M. Boorda in response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act.
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In 1996, United States Navy Admiral J.M. Boorda, then Chief of Naval Operations, committed suicide in Washington, D.C. He left two suicide notes at his home: one addressed to his sai... More...
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Time Warner Cable, Inc. v. County of Los Angeles

Time Warner Cable (Time Warner) operates a cable system
that uses public rights-of-way in Los Angeles to provide cable
television,1 broadband, and telephone services. Time Warner
initially only provided television services. Once changing
technologies enabled broadband and telephone services to be
delivered over cable rights-of-way, Time Warner and many other
cable operators... More...
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United States of America v. Marq Vincent Perez Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Jury Convicts Texas Man of Hate Crime in the Burning of Victoria, Texas, Mosque

The Justice Department today announced that a federal jury in Victoria, Texas, has returned guilty verdicts on all counts as charged related to the 2017 burning of a local mosque. Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan Pat... More...
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Theresa Mason-Funk v. City of Neenah, et al. Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Brian Flatoff’s decision to take individuals hostage at a
motorcycle shop in Neenah, Wisconsin,
had tragic consequences for Michael Funk. After managing
to escape from Flatoff, Funk was shot and killed in the alleyway
behind the shop by two officers of the Neenah Police
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Department (NPD), Craig Hoffer and Robert Ross. Unfortunately,
they mistakenly b... More...
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L.G. v. M.B.

Defendant M.B. appeals from the trial court’s denial of her
motion to dismiss under the “anti-SLAPP” statute (Code Civ.
Proc., § 425.16).1 Plaintiff and respondent L.G. is the former
nanny for M.B. and M.B.’s ex-husband, S.B.2 Respondent filed
this action against Appellant for defamation, invasion of privacy,
and intentional infliction of emotional distress based upon
state... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ALTON SILVERSON

Silverson was charged with several crimes resulting from an incident that occurred at the Kunkle residence, where Rita and David lived with their adult daughter, Ruth. The events were recounted by the Kunkle family at trial.

As Rita and Ruth were returning home from the grocery store on the evening of December 2, 2015, they saw a car pull into a driveway across the street. Rita went in... More...
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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v-ALVAUN THOMPSON, AKA LP, AKA Legit Pimp, AKA AT

Because Thompson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury  trial, we “draw the facts from the evidence presented at trial, viewed in the light most  favorable to the government.” United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63, 69 n.8 (2d Cir. 2017)  (internal quotation marks omitted).  Thompson began his relationship with the two minor female victims of concern  here—identified as M1 and M2... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Henry Kayian Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Abington, Virginia

Abington, VA - Las Vegas Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking

Operation Leaving Las Vegas Targeted Methamphetamine and Opioid Shipments from Las Vegas to Southwest Virginia and Kentucky

A Las Vegas man, who trafficked methamphetamine and oxycodone from Nevada to Virginia and laundered the proceeds, was sentenced on July 5, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Abingd... More...
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Franklin Savage v. State of Maryland District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

These appeals are part of broader litigation alleging pervasive race discrimination and unlawful retaliation against three African-American police officers who worked for Pocomoke City in Worcester County, Maryland. The issues before us today arise from the interactions of one of those plaintiffs, Franklin Savage, with the State’s Attorney for Worcester County, Beau Oglesby. According to Savage, O... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - MD)

Nadine Pellegrino and Harry Waldman v. T.S.A., Nuyriah Abdul-Malik, Laura Labbee, and Denice Kissinger United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In Vanderklok v. United States, 868 F.3d 189 (3d Cir.
2017), we declined to imply a Bivens cause of action against
airport screeners employed by the Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) in part because they “typically are not
law enforcement officers and do not act as such.” Id. at 208.
We now must decide a related question that we anticipated, but
did not resolve, ... More...
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SPECIALTYCARE IOM SERVICES, LLC v. MEDSURANT HOLDINGS, LLC, ET AL.

SpecialtyCare IOM Services, LLC (“SpecialtyCare,” or “Appellee”) and Medsurant Holdings, LLC (“Holdings”) and Medsurant, LLC (together with Holdings, “Medsurant,” or “Appellants”) are direct competitors in the intraoperative
neurophysiologic monitoring services(“IOM”)industry. IOM services are typically used for patients undergoing operations related to the nervous system, or procedures that... More...
   $0 (07-09-2018 - TN)

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