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Forrest Huff v. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

This case presents the question of whether a plaintiff who brings a representative
action under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA; Lab. Code, § 2698,
et seq.) may seek penalties not only for the Labor Code violation that affected him or her,
but also for different violations that affected other employees. The trial court granted
plaintiff Forrest Huff a new trial, rea... More...
   $0 (05-24-2018 - CA)

Kevin C. Rotkiske v. Paul KLemm, Esq., d/b/a Nudleman, Klemm & Golub, P.C. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This appeal requires us to determine when the statute of limitations begins to run under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA or Act), 91 Stat. 874, 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. The Act states that “[a]n action to enforce any liability created by this subchapter may be brought in any appropriate United States district court . . . within one year from the date on which the violation occurs.” 1... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - PA)

Buc-ee's, Ltd. v. Amjad Panjwani, et al.

Houston, TX - Jury Finds Choke Canyon Infringed Buc-ee's Trade Mark

Buc-ee's, Ltd. v. Amjad Panjwani, Shepherd Retail, Inc., Harlow Food, Inc., Blanco Restaurant, Inc., Live Oak Retail, Inc., Falfurrias Highway Foods, Inc., Highway 46 Retail, Inc., Mariam, Inc. and S.W. Retail Inc. on trademark infringement theories claiming that the Choke Canyon's alligator mascot infringes on the Buc-ee... More...
   $0 (05-23-2018 - TX)

Professional Collection Consultants v. Robert M. Lujan

Professional Collection Consultants (PCC) filed this action to collect credit card
debt that Lujan incurred. The parties agree that if Delaware’s three-year statute of
limitations applies the action is time-barred, but that if California’s four-year statute
applies the case is timely filed. The trial court applied the Delaware statute, granting
summary judgment on statute of limita... More...
   $0 (05-23-2018 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Kenneth Michael McIntosh

On November 5, 2013, a Knox County grand jury issued a presentment charging the defendant with sixteen counts of aggravated child abuse (Counts 1-6, 11-20) and two counts of child abuse (Counts 30-31). The charges stemmed from a series of incidents in which the defendant subjected the victims to physical abuse, prolonged periods of confinement, and restraint with handcuffs. The presentment also c... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - GREGORY ALLEN CARROLL, a.k.a. GREGERY A. CARROLL

Appellant, Gregory Allen Carroll, a.k.a. Gregery A. Carroll, appeals from
the May 5, 2017 judgments of the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas,
sentencing him for robbery, theft from a person in a protected class, theft, and forgery
following a bench trial. On appeal, appellant raises issues involving ineffective
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assistance of counsel, admissibility of evidence, and ... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CHARLES D. COLEMAN

In May of 2016, R.M. wanted to trade food stamps for heroin, so a female
acquaintance connected him to an individual who was willing to facilitate an exchange. Mr.
Coleman and two others (“Terrance” and “Anthony”) arrived at R.M.’s residence and forced him
go with them to a nearby Save-a-Lot store while they used his food stamp card. The men all
traveled to the store together... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

Duncan E. Prince v. Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc. v. Erm Insurance Brokers, Inc., Cross-defendant and Appellant

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant Duncan E. Prince obtained a judgment of
$647,706.48 against defendant and cross-complainant Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc.
(Invensure). Invensure took nothing on its cross-complaint against Prince and his related
business entity, cross-defendant ERM Insurance... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Rabobank, National Association Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Bank Sentenced for Obstructing Regulators, Forfeits $368 Million for Concealing Anti-Money Laundering Failures

Rabobank, National Association, a California subsidiary of the Netherlands-based Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., was sentenced on May 18, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller for conspiring to impair, impede, and obstruct its primary regulator, the Depart... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Shelly Albert v. Truck Insurance Exchange

Good fences make good neighbors. Unless they obstruct an
easement.
Shelly Albert’s neighbor, Henri Baccouche, sued her for
“abatement of private nuisance,” alleging Albert had erected and
refused to remove a fence that partially blocked the only road
leading to Baccouche’s undeveloped property. Albert tendered
Baccouche’s complaint to her homeowners and umbrella insurers,More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Jesus Salgado Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Suburban Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Leading Chicago-Area Cell of International Drug Trafficking Organization

A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a suburban man to 16 years in prison for leading a Chicago-area cell of an international drug trafficking organization.

JESUS SALGADO ran a stash house in Bensenville where heroin and cash from drug sales ... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Christopher Goff Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Mobile Phone Industry Manager Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 30 Months In Prison For Role In Multimillion-Dollar Consumer Fraud Scheme

Christopher Goff was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his participation in a fraudulent scheme to charge mobile phone customers millions of dollars in monthly fees for unsolicited, recurring text messages without t... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - NY)

STATE OF IOWA v.TIMOTHY ROGER SCHROEDER

At about 7:00 a.m. on January 9, 2015, Nicole Gray’s seventeen-year-old
neighbor entered Gray’s home to care for her pets while Gray and her children
were out of the country. The minor found Gray’s boyfriend, Dustin Wilder, lying
face down in a pool of blood in the kitchen and unresponsive.
Emergency response personnel were called and determined Wilder was
deceased. L... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - IA)

Cameron William Barela v. The State of Texas

In October 2014, Barela, a licensed peace officer in the State of Texas, went
to Z Auto Place in Katy to purchase a car for $15,000. Jorge Ibarra was the sales
manager of Z Auto Place that worked with Barela. At the time Barela attempted to
buy the car, Ibarra understood that Barela worked for the City of Onalaska Police
Department as well as worked other part-time jobs, to whi... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - TX)

Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - KY)

Green Tree Servicing, LLC v. Henry House; Linda Murrell Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Henry House, Linda Murrell (the House Parties), and other plaintiffs
sued Green Tree Servicing and various other entities (the Green Tree Parties)
in a related action.1 The Green Tree Parties initiated the present suit in
1 Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C. v. Billy Brown, No. 17-60105.
Case: 17-60164 Document: 00514471076 Page: 1 Date Filed: 05/14/2018
No. 17-60164
2
federa... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - MS)

Kathryn G. Collier and Benjamin M. Seitz v. SP Plus Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

This case presents an unusual circumstance: both parties insist that the plaintiffs lack Article III standing to sue. They draw opposing conclusions from this premise, however. The plaintiffs say that without standing their case could not be removed from state court using 28 U.S.C. § 1441; the defendant justifies removal but says the case then required dismissal for lack of standing. The district ... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - )

State of Tennessee v. Gabriel Dotson

On December 16, 2014, a Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. The charge for statutory rape by an authority figure was later dismissed.

The defendant was charged with abusing his biological daughter, G.D.1 At the time of the trial, she was nineteen years old. The victim,... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Dr. Erum Shahab and Waire, LLC d/b/a Ellington Behavloral Health ("EBH") District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Ellington Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinic Pay Over $800,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

DR. ERUM SHAHAB and WAIRE, LLC, doing business as ELLINGTON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (“EBH”), have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments in which they will pay $805,071 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state ... More...
   $805071 (05-14-2018 - CT)

United States of America v. Ng Lap Seng, aka “David Ng" Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Chairman of Macau Real Estate Development Company Sentenced to Prison for Role in Scheme to Bribe United Nations Ambassadors to Build A Multi-Billion Dollar Conference Center

The chairman of a real estate development company was sentenced today to 48 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in a scheme to bribe United Nations ambassadors to obtain... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - NY)

Debbie Williams, et al. v. Affinion Group, LLC, et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

The post‐transaction marketing employed by Trilegiant and its e‐merchant
partners functions as follows. Online merchants such as Buy.com, Inc. and
Priceline.com, Inc. enter into an arrangement with Trilegiant to permit the
advertisement of membership club programs to their customers. In the course
of completing a transaction, a link, banner, or webpage appears on theMore...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - NY)

Mark Burns v. Daniel P. Martuscello, Jr., et al. Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

12 Plaintiff‐Appellant Mark Burns appeals from a February 10, 2015 decision
13 and order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
14 York (Kahn, J.), adopting the report‐recommendation of the magistrate judge
15 (Hummel, M.J.) in its entirety, and granting summary judgment to defendants.
16 Burns brought several Section 1983 claims, alleging ... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - NY)

Bryan Blue v. California Office of the Inspector General

This appeal challenges the trial court’s partial denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed

1 Undesignated statutory references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. SLAPP is
an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”
2
at causes of action arising out of the manner in which... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - CA)

STATE OF ARIZONA v. VINCENT JOSEPH GUARINO

To secure membership in the Aryan Brotherhood, a criminal gang, Defendant Vincent Guarino (“Guarino”) sought to murder Chad Rowe. Accompanied by his brother Frank Guarino (“Frank”), Guarino went to a home in north Phoenix. Guarino entered, found Chad, and brought him out at gunpoint. The three men drove away in a truck. Chad’s body was later found in a residential street. He had been stabbed ... More...   $0 (05-13-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Roger Bellanger District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.S.C. §§... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - ME)

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