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Charles E. Yeager v. Peter Holt

Defendants Peter Holt, Holt Law Firm, and Bethany Holt (collectively Holt,
except as noted) appeal from an order denying their special motion to strike (also known
as an anti-SLAPP--Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation--motion).1
Peter Holt
and his law firm briefly represented Charles E. and Victoria Yeager (collectively Yeager,
except as noted) and successfully sued... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - CA)

Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Bryant Williamson

On January 11, 2013, the Defendant1 was standing at his front door, arguing with Jeremy Jones, when he pulled out his gun and shot at Jeremy Jones. The Defendant’s shot missed its intended victim and instead struck and killed the actual victim who was standing in her driveway across the cove. Several eyewitnesses testified that the Defendant and Jones had been fighting in the days prior to the s... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GABRIEL RIVERO

On February 11, 2016, Gabriel Rivero was driving a pickup truck from the United States into Mexico at the
UNITED STATES V. RIVERO4 Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona. When his truck passed a speed bump approximately 300 meters from the border, a spare tire fell from the back of his vehicle. Rivero attempted to load the tire back into the truck, but he eventually moved it to the side ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - AZ)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MICHAEL CORY KELSO-CHRISTY

In April 2015, Michael Kelso-Christy created a fake Facebook profile of a man, S.P., who had attended his high school. Posing as S.P., KelsoChristy began to send Facebook messages to women who also attended school with S.P. The messages informed women that S.P.’s profile had been hacked and that he had created a new one. Then, Kelso-Christy would attempt to solicit nude photographs or propositi... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHARLES FLORES United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

When reviewing the denial of a motion to suppress, we
"take the facts as the trial court found them, consistent with
record support, adding uncontradicted facts where appropriate."
United States v. Almonte-Báez, 857 F.3d 27, 29 (1st Cir.
2017)(internal citation omitted).
This case has its genesis in a tip received by Thomas
Pappas, a Maine state trooper with thirteen... More...
   $0 (04-28-2018 - ME)

Russell Halbrook, et al. v. Mallinckrodt, LLC; Cotter Corporaiton Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Plaintiff-Appellants assert wrongful-death claims under the public-liability
provision of the Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act (the “Price-
Anderson Act” or the “Act”) alleging exposure to nuclear radiation. See 42 U.S.C.
§§ 2014, 2210. Defendants moved to dismiss claims brought on behalf of persons
who passed away more than three years prior to the filing of suit. T... More...
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State of Vermont v. Jack Sawyer

Defendant Jack Sawyer appeals the trial court’s decision holding him without bail. Defendant is charged with four separate counts, each predicated on his alleged attempt to commit a crime, and three of which are punishable by life imprisonment. The sole question before this Court is whether the evidence of guilt is great that defendant attempted to commit any of the four charged crimes given the... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - VT)

STATE OF IOWA vs. CHARLES EARL JONES Iowa Court of Appeals

Charles Jones was convicted of robbery in the first degree, in violation of
Iowa Code section 711.2 (2016), going armed with intent, in violation of Iowa Code
section 708.8, carrying weapons, in violation of Iowa Code section 724.4, and
making a false report to law enforcement, in violation of Iowa Code section 718.6.
In this appeal, Jones challenges the sufficiency of the evi... More...
   $0 (04-23-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH RUTIGLIANO, PETER J. AJEMIAN,  MARIE BARAN, PETER J. LESNIEWSKI

The fraud scheme for which defendants stand convicted sought  to take advantage of a disability pension plan made available to LIRR 
16-3754-cr (L) United States v. Rutigliano  
employees  by  the  RRB.  The  LIRR’s  own  pension  plan  allowed  employees with 20 or more years of service to retire as early as age 50  and to receive payments equal to half their pre‐retirement income. ... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - )

United States of America v. Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, Asif Ahmed Salim, and Sultane Roome Salim Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Three men plead guilty to concealing sending money to Anwar Al-Awlaki

Three men pleaded guilty to their roles in concealing the provision of thousands of dollars to Anwar Al-Awlaki in an effort to support violent jihad against U.S. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.

Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 38; Asif Ahmed Salim, 37; and Sultane Room ... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - OH)

Andreas Marcopoulos v. The State of Texas

On September 10, 2014, Officer J. Oliver was performing surveillance on a
bar in Houston, Texas known for narcotics sales. Officer Oliver observed Appellant
drive up to the bar in a truck, enter the bar, and leave within three to five minutes.
After Appellant left the bar, Officer Oliver followed him. He saw Appellant change
lanes without signaling and asked for a uniformed ... More...
   $0 (04-04-2018 - TX)

Bobbydyne McMillan v. Cumberland County Board of Education; Joseph M. Locklear Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Appellant Bobbydyne McMillan was employed by the Cumberland County Board
of Education (“CCBE”) and resigned following an investigation into her conduct during
the course of her employment. She appeals the district court’s grant of summary
judgment in favor of the Defendants, CCBE, and Joseph M. Locklear,1 Associate
Superintendent of Human Resources, on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Fourteen... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - NC)

ANNE O’HARA BYNUM V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

There are no factual disputes. In early 2015, Bynum, a 37-year-old divorced woman
living with her mother, stepfather, brother, and four-year-old son, T.B., outside of
Monticello, discovered she was pregnant. She believed her mother would not allow her
and T.B. to continue living in her home if her mother learned Bynum was pregnant;
therefore, Bynum did not tell her mother abo... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. RICKY RICHARDSON, a/k/a MARK RICHARDSON

Defendant Ricky Richardson appeals from the denial of his
motion to suppress controlled dangerous substances that Detective
Keith Walcott of the New Brunswick Police Department found inside
an opaque plastic bag defendant allegedly tossed out a window just
after police entered the house, in which he was located, to execute
an arrest warrant for unrelated individuals. He a... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF OHIO vs. GARVIN S. BRADSHAW

This is an appeal from a Scioto County Common Pleas Court judgment of
conviction and sentence. A jury found Garvin S. Bradshaw, defendant below and appellant
herein, guilty of three offenses: (1) trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(2); (2)
possession of heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A); and (3) tampering with evidence, in
violation of R.C. 2921.12(A)(... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARK STUART LANDERSMAN, a/k/a Mark Stuart UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LEE HALL UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

We recount the facts in the light most favorable to the Government, the prevailing
party at trial. See United States v. Garcia-Ochoa, 607 F.3d 371, 376 (4th Cir. 2010). In
late 2012 and early 2013, Hall facilitated the Navy’s purchase of 349 unattributable (i.e.,
unserialized and untraceable) firearm suppressors for approximately $1,657,750. At that
time, Hall worked directl... More...
   $0 (03-28-2018 - VA)

Margery Newman v. Metropolitian Life Insurance Company Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At age 56, Margery Newman pur-chased a long-term-care insurance plan from the Metropoli-tan Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”). She opted for one of MetLife’s non-standard options for paying her insurance pre-miums; MetLife called the method she selected “Reduced-Pay
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at 65.” When Newman was 67 years old, she was startled to discover that MetLife that year more than doubled he... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - IL)

Pauline Burkhart v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This appeal, brought by three tobacco companies (“Appellants”), challenges on multiple grounds the judgment entered against them and in favor of Pauline Burkhart for compensatory and punitive damages. The judgment was awarded after a bifurcated, ten-day trial in which the jury found in Burkhart’s favor on her claims of negligence, strict liability, fraudulent concealment, and civil conspiracy. Thi... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Ming Dai v. Jefferson B. Sessiona III Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Ming Dai is a citizen of China. He testified that he was
beaten, arrested, jailed, and denied food, water, sleep, and
medical care because he tried to stop the police from forcing
his wife to have an abortion. The Board of Immigration
Appeals (BIA) nevertheless found that Dai was not eligible
for asylum or withholding of removal.
There is one clear and simple issue in this ... More...
   $0 (03-09-2018 - CA)

James Horton v. Frank Pobjecky, Gary Caruana and Winnebago County Northern District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rockford, Illinois

Sixteen‐year‐old Michael
DeAngelo Sago, Jr., and three other young men attempted to
rob a pizzeria at gunpoint. Frank Pobjecky, an off‐duty police
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officer waiting for a pizza, shot and killed Michael.1 James
Horton, as administrator of Michael’s estate, brought various
federal and state claims against Pobjecky and others. The
distri... More...
   $0 (02-27-2018 - IL)

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)

Ralph Janvey v. Peter Romero District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Appellee Peter Romero filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition after he was found liable for $1.275 million to the victims of a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Appellant Ralph Janvey, the receiver in the Ponzi scheme litigation, moved to dismiss Romero’s bankruptcy petition for cause under 11 U.S.C. § 707(a). The bankruptcy court denied the motion, and the district court affirmed the bankruptcy cou... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Brett Gessay District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NY - Exeter Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Obtain Social Security Benefits

Brett Gessay, 55, of Exeter, pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false statement in order to obtain Social Security benefits, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.

According to public records in the case, Gessay began receiving Social Security... More...
   $0 (02-22-2018 - NH)

Dennis Godelia v. Zoll Services, LLC Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Dennis Godelia and Sterling Youmas appeal the District Court’s dismissal of their case against ZOLL Services, LLC (“ZOLL”), which brought seven claims under Florida law. Mr. Godelia is suing individually and as the personal representative of the estate of Debra Godelia, who was his wife. Mr. Youmas was Ms. Godelia’s son. Ms. Godelia went into cardiac arrest while wearing an external defibrillator ... More...   $0 (02-11-2018 - FL)

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