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United States of America v. Jacquelin Dyer Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - Controller at Fontana Company Sentenced to over One Year in Federal Prison for Embezzling $1.5 Million from Employer

A Riverside woman who was the controller at a Fontana-based metal forging company was sentenced this morning to one year and one day in federal prison for embezzling more than $1.5 million from her employer.

Jacquelin Dyer, 68, who was t... More...
   $1365556 (01-29-2018 - CA)

Leopoldo N. Leon v. Nancy A. Berryhill District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

The credit-as-true analysis has evolved in our circuit over
time, thus providing a challenge for application by the district
court. The rule itself permits, but does not require, a direct
award of benefits on review but only where the administrative
law judge (ALJ) has not provided sufficient reasoning for
rejecting testimony and there are no outstanding issues on
which fur... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - AZ)

STATE OF IOWA vs. PETER PATRICK BACCAM Baccam sentenced for assaulting pregnant woman

Peter Baccam and the complaining witness lived together, were in a
relationship, and had three children together. The complaining witness was
several months pregnant at the time of the altercation on October 10, 2016. There
are different accounts of what happened that day. The following day the
complaining witness sought medical attention and told medical personnel about More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ISAIAH THOMAS PAUL MOTHERSHED Isaiah Mothershed sentenced Tuesday morning in shooting of Sioux City police officer

The jury was instructed the State would have to prove the following
elements on the first count of attempted murder:
(1) On or about February 5, 2016, in Woodburry County Iowa, Isaiah Mothershed fired or discharged a firearm, (2) By this action, Isaiah Mothershed expected to set in motion a force or chain of events which would cause or result in the death of Andrea Mann, and (3) When he... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - IA)

Matthew Warciak v. Subway Restaurants, Inc. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Should courts apply federal or state
law to decide whether a contract’s arbitration clause binds a
non-signatory? In Scheurer v. Fromm Family Foods LLC, we held
* The Honorable Sara Darrow, United States District Court for the Central
District of Illinois, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17-1956
that courts should apply state law. 863 F.3d 748, 750 (7th Cir.
2017). We rei... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - IL)

Natasha Mueller and SCoot Mueller v. Apple Leisure Corporation d/b/a Apple Leisure Group, Apple Vacations, L.L.C., AM Resorts, LLC and Am Resorts, L.P. Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Natasha Mueller suffered a severe bout of food poisoning after she was served contaminated fish at a resort in the Dominican Republic while on her honeymoon. She and her husband sued several affiliated companies that sold and managed their vacation package. They filed their suit in federal court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, where they live and purchased their trip. The vacation contract, ... More...   $0 (01-27-2018 - WI)

Julie Peffer and Jesse Peffer v. Mike Stephens Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This appeal requires us to determine the extent of the
Fourth Amendment’s requirements for an affidavit supporting a warrant to search the residence
of an individual suspected of committing a crime involving the use of a computer.
That issue figures prominently in Plaintiffs Julie and Jesse Peffer’s appeal of the district
court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mike... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - MI)

Reginale Anthony Agers v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas

Appellant was convicted of four aggravated assault of a child offenses (the KG offenses)1
and one indecency with a child offense (the LM offense)2, and was sentenced to seven years
imprisonment for each offense.
In ten issues, appellant argues that all judgments should be reformed to: (i) reflect that he
pled no contest and (ii) provide credit for the 167 days he served in juve... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Kenneth E. Fairley Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Appellant-Defendant Kenneth Fairley appeals his jury conviction for theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641 (counts two and three) and conspiracy to commit theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 (count one). Fairley argues that: (1) the indictment, jury instruction, and verdict form all misstated the elements of § 641; (2) the district court erroneously a... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - MS)

Eric C. Darden v. City of Fort Worth, Texas; W.F. Snow; and J. Romero Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Police Officers W.F. Snow and Javier Romero arrested Jermaine Darden, a black man who was obese, while executing a no-knock warrant at a private residence. In arresting Darden, the officers allegedly threw him to the ground, tased him twice, choked him, punched and kicked him in the face, pushed him into a face-down position, pressed his face into the ground, and pulled his hands behind... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

Michael Lampe v. Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Appellants Michael Lampe and Karen McNair appeal the trial court’s order
denying class certification of their wage and hour claims against Queen of the Valley
Medical Center (QVMC). The trial court concluded that individualized issues
predominated and the claims could not be proven efficiently as a class. We conclude
substantial evidence supports the trial court’s findings and it d... More...
   $0 (01-24-2018 - CA)

Raphael Bangiyev v. Inna Arzumanova

¶1 Inna Arzumanova (“Wife”) appeals from the property and
debt allocation and the lack of a contempt ruling in the superior court’s
decree of dissolution. For the following reasons, we reverse and remand
for further proceedings consistent with this decision regarding the property
and debt allocation. We treat the appeal as a special action regarding the
contempt issue, see Hend... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - AZ)

Mary M. Mayotte v. U.S. Bank National Association District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

On this appeal the parties have asked us to determine how, or even whether, an
important—but subtle and often confusing—doctrine limiting federal-court jurisdiction
should apply to a unique Colorado procedure for “nonjudicial” foreclosure of mortgages.

The jurisdictional doctrine is the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, which forbids lower federal
courts from reviewing state-court c... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - CO)

Lisa Demaree v. Laura Pederson; Amy Van Ness District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

As this court has stated repeatedly, families have a “wellelaborated
constitutional right to live together without
governmental interference.” Wallis v. Spencer, 202 F.3d
1126, 1136 (9th Cir. 2000); accord Kirkpatrick v. Cty. of
Washoe, 843 F.3d 784, 789 (9th Cir. 2016) (en banc); Burke
v. Cty. of Alameda, 586 F.3d 725, 731 (9th Cir. 2009); Rogers
v. Cty. of San Joaquin, 48... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Thomas Jerry III Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Miami Resident Sentenced in Identity Theft Scheme

Defendant had personal identification information of over 1,000 individuals, most of whom were Miami-Dade College students

A Miami resident was sentenced to 38 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $42,338.49 in restitution for his participation in an identity the... More...
   $43338 (01-23-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - District Court Awards $5 Million in Civil Penalties and Enters Permanent Injunction to Prevent Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc. from Distributing Prescription Drugs Not in Child-Resistant Packaging

A federal court in New Jersey imposed a $5 million civil penalty and entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Inc. Dr. Reddy’s is the North A... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Jerome Wilson Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If it were somehow in doubt before, we take the opportunity now to hold that bank robbery by intimidation is categorically a “crime of violence” under the United States Sentencing Guidelines. In doing so, we join several other federal courts of appeals that have held the same under the guidelines or the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”).
3
Jerome Wilson pled guilty to unarmed bank robbery... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - PA)

State of Tennessee v. Zackary James Childress COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The Defendant was indicted on possession of less than 0.5 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance for resale, possession of less than 0.5 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance for delivery, simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Defendant entered a guilty plea to two counts of simple possession of a Schedule II controlled subst... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - TN)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER JONES COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

At the guilty plea hearing the State and Defendant stipulated that the summary of the facts contained in the presentence report, as taken from the narrative/case notes of Officer K. Frederick of the Bristol Police Department, was accurate and sufficient to provide a factual basis for the offenses of reckless aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence (DUI), simple posse... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. David E. Gorski District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

A jury in the District of
Massachusetts convicted David Gorski of conspiring between late
2005 and 2010 to defraud the United States, in violation of 18
U.S.C. § 371, by knowingly procuring government contracts for his
construction company on the false premise that the company was
owned and controlled by military veterans who became disabled in
connection with their militar... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL D. SCOTT

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, Joshua Hamilton attended his sister
Bridget’s birthday party at Kricket’s Tavern in Huber Heights, along with his other sister,
Brittany, and one of Brittany’s friends. Trial Tr. vol. 3, 1099-1102. The staff that evening
consisted of four persons, one of whom served as a host and took photographs to be
used for promotional purposes. Id. at 10... More...
   $0 (01-21-2018 - OH)

David Wilbanks v. The State of Texas The Colony resident sentenced to 60 years for child molestation

When she was fourteen years old, Gloria3––who had lived with Wilbanks
from time to time while he financially and emotionally supported her family––told
her best friend’s mother that Wilbanks had repeatedly performed sexual acts with
her, beginning with fondling when she was six years old and continuing until the
time of her outcry. At the urging of her friend’s mother, Gloria ... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

Dennis Obduskey v. Wells Fargo District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Plaintiff-Appellant Dennis Obduskey appeals from the district court’s order
granting Defendants-Appellees Wells Fargo and McCarthy and Holthus, LLP’s
motions to dismiss numerous claims, including whether either party was liable as a
“debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §§
1692–1692p. Obduskey v. Fargo, No. 15-CV-01734-RBJ, 2016 WL 4091174 (D.
... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - CO)

United States of America v. Stanley Presendieu and Scarlee Valias Jean Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

After their guilty pleas, defendant Stanley Presendieu appeals his convictions and defendant Scarlee Valias Jean appeals her sentence. Having carefully reviewed the record and the parties’ briefs, and with the benefit of oral argument, we (1) affirm Presendieu’s convictions and (2) vacate Jean’s sentence and remand for further proceedings.
I. BACKGROUND
This case involves an illegal check-... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - FL)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JEROME WILSON Man arrested minutes after attempting to steal $10K in armed bank robbery, police say

The facts of the case are not in dispute. Wilson pled guilty to three counts of unarmed bank robbery or attempted bank robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a), and the District Court sentenced him to 151 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised released, restitution of $3,122, and a special assessment of $300. The sentence was based in part on two enhancements: one for being a career ... More...   $0 (01-19-2018 - PA)

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