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United States of America v. Talman Harri Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Talman Harris appeals his criminal convictions and sentences,
arguing that the district court erred by: (1) barring Harris from impeaching a government
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No. 17-3087 United States v. Harris Page 2
witness; (2) admitting government summary evidence; (3) giving an inaccurate jury instruction
with regard to a stockbroker’s fiduciary duties; and (4) failing to investigate potential... More...
   $0 (02-06-2018 - OH)

Steven Mora v. Webcor Construction, L.P.

California Labor Code section 226, subdivision (a) (Section 226(a)), requires
employers to provide employees wage statements itemizing, among other things, all
wages earned, including the hours worked and applicable rates of pay. Plaintiff and
appellant Steven Mora (appellant) contends defendant and respondent Webcor
Construction, L.P. (respondent) violated Section 226(a) by faili... More...
   $0 (02-06-2018 - CA)

Charles J. Trois v. Apple Tree Auction Center, Inc.; Samuel Schnaidt Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

This appeal presents issues of personal jurisdiction and venue. A Texas citizen sued Ohio citizens in a Texas court based on two distinct claims: first, breach of a contract executed and performed in Ohio; and second, fraudulent misrepresentation made during a conference call from Ohio to Texas. The question thus before us is whether the Texas court may properly assert personal jurisdiction over t... More...   $0 (02-05-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Raymond Juiwen Ho Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Vienna, VA - Former Virginia Attorney Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Laundering and Attempting to Launder Over $2 Million

A former Vienna, Virginia attorney was sentenced on February 2, 2018 to 84 months in prison for conspiring to launder over $2 million dollars derived from a business email compromise scheme and for attempting to launder funds he believed to be the proceeds of smu... More...
   $0 (02-03-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. Steven Lawrence Forcum Northern District of Texas Seal - Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock, TX - Lubbock Man Involved in Furanyl Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

A Lubbock, Texas, man, Steven Lawrence Forcum, 32, appeared on February 1, 2018 before U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant Jr. and pleaded guilty to a federal offense stemming from his role in a large-scale furanyl fentanyl distribution conspiracy.

Forcum pleaded... More...
   $0 (02-02-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Ricardo Burgos Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Aspiring Rapper Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Gun While Filming a Music Video

An aspiring rapper from Chicago has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for illegally possessing a handgun while filming a music video.

RICARDO BURGOS, 31, possessed the gun in January 2016 while filming the rap music video ... More...
   $0 (02-02-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Margie Lou Franz District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt, MD - 73 Year Old Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison For Wire Fraud

On January 26, 2018, United States District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced Margie Lou Franz, age 73, of Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania to 21 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for wire fraud. Xinis also ordered Franz to pay $970,964.76 in restitution.

According t... More...
   $0 (02-02-2018 - MD)

Anthony Knight v. State University of New York at Stony Brook Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff Anthony Knight, an African‐American electrician, sued Defendant
State University of New York at Stony Brook (“Stony Brook”) for discrimination
and retaliation, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C.
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§ 2000e et seq., when it terminated Knight’s employment after he reported racist
graffiti in a bathroom located at his worksite. At t... More...
   $0 (02-01-2018 - NY)

Lori Franchina v. City of Providence District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Sticks and stones may break
some bones, but harassment can hurt forever. "Cunt," "bitch,"
"lesbo": all are but a smattering of the vile verbal assaults the
plaintiff in this gender discrimination case, Lori Franchina, a
former lieutenant firefighter, was regularly subjected to by
members of the Providence Fire Department ("the Department"). She
was also spit on, shoved, and... More...
   $0 (02-01-2018 - RI)

United States of America v. Leon Payne District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

The guidelines used by federal
judges to gauge the appropriate length of sentences in criminal
cases call for considering the defendant's role in the criminal
activity giving rise to the conviction. With exceptions not
relevant here, those guidelines recommend a longer sentence for
one who supervises the criminal activity of another, an even longer
sentence for one who mana... More...
   $0 (02-01-2018 - ME)

State of Oklahoma v. Abigayle Rachel Wood Beckham County Oklahoma Courthouse - Sayre, Oklahoma

Sayre, OK - State of Oklahoma v. Abigayle Rachel Wood

1. POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE

2. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, in violation of 63 OS 2-405

Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
01-31-2017

CT 1 INFORMATION FELONY (DRUG RELATED)

Document Available at Court Clerk's Office
$ 103.00More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - OK)

Douglas Ossanna v. Nike, Inc. Oregon Supreme Court Building - Eugene, Oregon

Plaintiff is a licensed electrician who previously
worked for defendant, Nike, Inc., in its maintenance department.
Defendant fired plaintiff after he used one of defendant’s
on-site basketball courts at a prohibited time. In
response, plaintiff sued defendant for, among other things,
statutory safety complaint and whistleblower retaliation.
Plaintiff alleged that defendant... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. Gerald Barber Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Selma, AL - Marengo County Resident Convicted at Selma Trial in Crack Cocaine Case

A federal jury in Selma, Alabama found Gerald Barber, 40, a resident of Marengo County, Alabama, guilty of two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Chief United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose presided over the trial, which started on January 23, 2018 and ended the following... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Steven Edwin Cox Middle District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, AL - Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution and Health Care Fraud Charges in Ongoing “Pill Mill” Case

Steven Edwin Cox, 61, of Tallassee, Alabama, pleaded guilty to drug distribution conspiracy and health care fraud charges arising out of the ongoing investigation and prosecution of a Montgomery “pill mill,” announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - AL)

James Smith, Sr. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

This is an Engle progeny case1 brought by plaintiff James Smith, Sr. against defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (“Defendant”) to recover damages based on the death of his wife, Wanette Smith, from tobacco-related diseases caused by Mrs. Smith’s decades-long history of smoking Defendant’s cigarettes. We face only one issue:2 whether the district court should have reduced the jury’s compensatory da... More...   $0 (01-31-2018 - FL)

Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher v. Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners, LLC, MD Helicopters, Inc., Norbert Vergez Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Relators Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher brought this action against
their former employer, MD Helicopters (“MD”), and codefendants Patriarch
Partners (“Patriarch”), Lynn Tilton, and Colonel Norbert Vergez, under the qui tam
provision of the False Claims Act (“FCA” or “Act”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–30.1 The
allegations of the complaint concern a series of contracts between the Unit... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - AL)

Karl Allred v. Eli D. Bebout, et al. Laramie County Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

[¶1] Two Wyoming citizens sought to challenge legislation that authorized two
construction projects while maintaining a degree of legislative control which the citizens
contend violate the Wyoming Constitution. They also alleged a pattern of letting state
contracts without competitive bidding or required safeguards, contrary to the Wyoming
Constitution and laws. They sought to amen... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - WY)

United States of America v. Gilbert Wayne Wiles, Jr. District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

The district judge aptly described this case as one “surrounded in mystery.” (R.
Vol. 2 at 160.) While the exact details remain a mystery, it is no mystery that Gilbert
Wayne Wiles, Jr., and his co-defendant Scott Lewis were up to no good.
* This order and judgment is an unpublished decision, not binding precedent. 10th
Cir. R. 32.1(A). Citation to unpublished decisions is not enco... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - WY)

Proctor Andrew Young v. City of Idabel; Mayor Tina Foshee-Thomas Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Proctor Andrew Young was the fire chief of Idabel, Oklahoma for five
years. In 2013, he was fired for allegedly breaking municipal personnel policies.
Mr. Young sued the City of Idabel and Mayor Tina Foshee-Thomas, arguing that
they ignored a hostile work environment and fired him because of his race. He
also claimed that Ms. Foshee-Thomas withheld exculpatory information during a<... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - OK)

Estate of Vera Cummings v. Community Health Systems, Inc. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is the second appeal in this litigation to come before this court. The first
appeal involved claims by the estate of Vera Cummings (the Estate) against Community
Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI) under state law, against the United States under the Federal
Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and against Mountain View Regional Medical Center
(Mountain View) under state law. We disposed of the ap... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - NM)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. TREVOR WILKS FORTE

In addressing the suppression motion before trial, the trial court heard these
facts. On 8 November 2012, Officer Charlie Espinoza (“Officer Espinoza”) of the
Greenville Police Department contacted Detective Steven Cottingham (“Detective
Cottingham”) of the Greenville Police Department and told him that a known drug
dealer -- Mr. Oliver -- was in custody for a narcotics invest... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - NC)

STATE OF OHIO v. MONICA L. FOWLER

The Ross County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Monica
Fowler with one count of possession of cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.11, a first
degree felony.
{¶4} Through her appointed trial counsel, Fowler filed a motion to suppress “all
evidence obtained as a result of the unlawful and illegal warrantless arrest by the Ohio
State Highway Patrol.” Her motion raise... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Daniel Michael Twohearts District of North Dakota Federal Courtroom - Fargo, North Dakota

Columbus, OH - Fort Totten Man Sentenced on Firearms Charges

DANIEL MICHAEL TWOHEARTS, age 24, of Fort Totten, ND, was sentenced before Circuit Court Judge Ralph R. Erickson (sitting by designation), on drug trafficking and firearms charges, specifically: Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon; Possession of a Stolen Firearm; Possession with Intent to Distribute a Con... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - ND)

California Self-Insurers'Security Fund v. The Superior Court of Orange County, Ativcare Living, Real Parties in Interest

Petitioners California Self-Insurers’ Security Fund (the Fund) and Nixon
Peabody LLP (Nixon Peabody or the firm) seek a writ of mandate directing the trial court
to vacate its order disqualifying Nixon Peabody from representing the Fund in the instant
case. Petitioners argue the trial court mistakenly believed it was compelled by law to
disqualify the firm; the court instead should... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. DARRYL CORE

Darryl Core appeals from his conviction and sentence on one count of
promoting prostitution, a fourth-degree felony.
{¶ 2} In two related assignments of error, Core challenges the legal sufficiency and
manifest weight of the evidence to sustain his conviction. The record reflects that a jury
convicted Core of violating R.C. 2907.22(A)(2), which provides that no person shall More...
   $0 (01-28-2018 - OH)

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