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State of Washington v. United States of America, et al.`

Seattled, WA - The State of Washington and other states sued the United States of America, Michael R. Pompeo, in his official capacity as Secretary of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Mike Miller, in his official capacity as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Trade Controls, Sarah Heidema, in her official capacity as Director of Policy, Office of Defense Trade Controls Polic... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - WA)

Mark McClaskey v. CWG Plastering, LLC Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Walter “Wally” Gianino owned and
operated a plastering company in St. Louis, Missouri, for over
thirty years. That business—Gianino Plastering—abruptly
closed in 2012. Around the same time, Wally’s son, Curt Gianino,
who had worked at Gianino Plastering for over a decade,
founded his own company, CWG Plastering, LLC. CWG
took on at least some of Gianino Plastering’s custome... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - IN)

Jonathan Foley v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The plaintiff, Jonathan
Foley, appeals from summary judgment entered for Wells Fargo
Bank, N.A., in an action seeking to enjoin the bank's threatened
foreclosure under Foley's existing mortgage, and alleging that
the bank was in breach of contract in denying his application to
rewrite the mortgage contract. We affirm.
This is the second plaintiff's appeal in this action,More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Jason James Neiheisel Federal Courthouse - Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Man Sentenced To Seven Years In Federal Prison For Distributing Child Sex Abuse Videos Over The Internet

Senior United States Judge Richard W. Goldberg has sentenced Jason James Neiheisel (28, Jacksonville) to seven years in federal prison for sharing child sex abuse videos and making them available online for distribution. Neiheisel was also ordered to ser... More...
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Cecil Daughtrey Jr. and Patricia A. Daughtrey v. Luis E. Rivera, II Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this case, Cecil and Patricia Daughtrey filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition for the sole purpose of preventing the sale of their property in a public auction to be held pursuant to a state court judgment that foreclosed the mortgage on the property. After the public auction was automatically stayed under 11 U.S.C. § 362(a), the trustee of the bankruptcy estate and the judgment creditor, 72 Pa... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - FL)

Marnika Lewis, et al. v. Governor of Alabama, et al. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

For a single day in February 2016, Marnika Lewis and Antoin Adams secured a pay raise. The Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, William Bell, had just affixed his signature to Birmingham Ordinance No. 16-28, which guaranteed Lewis, Adams, and all other wage earners in the city $10.10 per hour. But the following afternoon, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed the Minimum Wage and Right-to-Work Act (The ... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - AL)

Oscar Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc.

This appeal addresses the circumstances under which a safety consultant retained
by a California employer owes a duty of care to the employer’s workers. California
recognizes the common law theory of negligent undertaking, which is described in
section 324A of the Restatement Second of Torts (section 324A). Our Supreme Court set
forth the five elements of a negligent undertaking ca... More...
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John David Fry, Jr. v. The State of Texas

An information charged appellant with operating a motor vehicle in a public place
while intoxicated and included an enhancement paragraph setting forth his previous
conviction for driving while intoxicated.
At his jury trial following his not-guilty plea, the State presented evidence through
the testimony of Officer Martinez and a forensic scientist. Martinez testified that he... More...
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Marcia Eisenhour v. Weber County, et al. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Plaintiff Marcia Eisenhour worked for 24 years as a court administrator for the Weber County Justice Court. In 2008, when her supervisor was Judge Craig Storey, the only judge of that court, she complained to the county attorney about sexual harassment by Storey. The matter was referred to Utah’s Judicial Conduct Commission, which found no misconduct. Eisenhour then went public in 2009, and the pr... More...   $0 (07-30-2018 - UT)

Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Chino Valley Unified School, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Establishment Clause serves intertwined purposes, pertaining to individual freedom and the democratic nature of our system of government. The Clause protects “the individual’s freedom to believe, to worship, and to express himself in accordance with the dictates of his own conscience.” Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38, 49 (1985). It likewise ensures that the government in no way acts to make be... More...   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Marvell Voshon Jefferson, Shelby Delane Ashford, Jr., Casey Jemar Davis, Phillip Dwayne Jackson, Nakia Maquire Martin and Pierre Cortez Jenkins District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Minneapolis, MN - Six Members Of Saint Paul Street Gang “HAM Crazy” Sentenced For Federal Firearms Conspiracy

Six members of a Saint Paul street gang, known as the HAM Crazy, were sentenced for conspiring to illegally possess firearms. MARVELL VOSHON JEFFERSON, 24, SHELBY DELANE ASHFORD, JR., 24, CASEY JEMAR DAVIS, 24, PHILLIP DWAYNE JACKSON, 23, NAKIA MARQUIRE MARTIN, 25, and PIERRE CORT... More...
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United States of America v. Nestor Bastidas United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - South Florida Tire Retailer Sentenced To Prison For Excise Tax Conspiracy

A Coral Springs, Florida, tire retailer was sentenced on July 26, 2018 in the Southern District of Florida for conspiracy to defraud the Government.

Nestor Bastidas, 53, of Coral Springs, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for conspiring to impede and impair the Internal Revenue S... More...
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United States v. Jon Hartman

This case revolves around a facet of life familiar to any American who receives a paycheck: tax withholding. Federal law requires employers to withhold taxes from their employees’ wages to account for the income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes each individual owes. Known as “payroll taxes” or “trust fund taxes,” they represent an essential means by which the federal government collects tax... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - )

United States of America v. Matthew C. Brunstrum Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Former Financial Analyst for North Suburban Medical Waste Management Company Charged with Insider Trading

A former financial analyst for a north suburban medical waste management company used insider information to trade shares of the company ahead of an earnings report, according to a federal criminal charge filed today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago.

In ... More...
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Douglas Troester v. Starbucks Corporation

Upon a request by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.548), we agreed to answer the following question:
Does the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s de minimis doctrine, as stated in
Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co. (1946) 328 U.S. 680, 692, and Lindow v.
United States (9th Cir. 1984) 738 F.2d 1057, 1063, apply to claims for unpai... More...
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United States of America v. City of Jacksonville Federal Courthouse - Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, FL - The City of Jacksonville Agrees to Pay $4.9 Million to Settle Employment Discrimination Lawsuit

The Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with the City of Jacksonville, Florida (the “City”) to resolve allegations that the City’s promotional practices for positions in the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) violated T... More...
   $4900000 (07-26-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Larry Allen Stumbo

This case arises from the Defendant breaking into the victim’s home and raping her at gunpoint, following which he stole a television set and forced her into her vehicle and drove her to a nearby gas station. The Defendant was observed by law enforcement driving the victim’s stolen vehicle after he dropped her off at the gas station; when officers pursued the Defendant, hefailed to yield and, aft... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

IN RE: CUMBERLAND BAIL BONDING, et al.

According to proof introduced at the hearing on the matter, Mr. Kelvin Pell, a bondsman for Cumberland, was arrested on February 8, 2017, after law enforcement conducted a “sting” to establish that he had been trading bonds for sexual contact. The matter became public via an article in the local newspaper on February 10, 2017. On Monday, February 13, 2017, Cumberland mailed a petition to cancel M... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

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)

United States of America v. Jon R. Hartman Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

After Jon Hartman and Dan Ott co-founded Spectrum Tool & Design, they divvied up management responsibilities. Ott was supposed to handle the company’s payroll taxes, a task that required him to withhold federal taxes from employees’ wages and send the money to the Internal Revenue Service on a regular basis. When Spectrum encountered financial difficulties, however, Ott failed to pay the taxes sev... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - MI)

United States ex rel. Jeffrey Berkowitz v. Automation Aids, Inc., et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Relator Jeffrey Berkowitz filed a qui tam complaint against nine separate defendants, alleg-ing violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C.
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17-2562
§ 3730. The defendants moved to dismiss Berkowitz’ third amended complaint for failure to state a claim. The district court granted the defendants’ motions and di... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- REMBER Y. MOSCOSO

On April 9, 2017, the Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted appellant on
one count of possession of drugs (methamphetamines) in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), a
felony of the first degree. The count was accompanied by forfeiture and major drug
offender specifications. Appellant also was indicted on one count of trafficking in drugs
(methamphetamines) in violation of R.C. 2925.03(... More...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - OH)

John J. Capistrant vs. Lifetouch National School Studios. Inc.

Lifetouch sells photography services to schools and other organizations across the
nation. In 1980, Capistrant began working as a photographer and sales representative for
Lifetouch in its Minneapolis office. In 1981, Capistrant transferred within the company to
the California office. Capistrant took over as Territory Manager of the San Francisco Bay
Area in 1986 and entered... More...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - MN)

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)

John R. Stroy v. Sloan Gibson Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

John Stroy filed suit against his employer, the Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The district court dismissed Stroy’s retaliation claim for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and granted summary judgment in favor of the VA on Stroy’s discrimination claim. For the reasons below, we AFFIRM.
I.
Joh... More...
   $0 (07-25-2018 - LA)

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