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United States of America v. Joel Paul Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - Immigration Attorney Pleads Guilty to Fraud Scheme and Identity Theft in Relation to Visa Applications

An Indianapolis, Indiana immigration attorney pleaded guilty on November 30, 2017 for defrauding the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and more than 250 of his clients by filing false visa applications and reaping approximately $750,000 in fraudulent fe... More...
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Domenico Taglieri v. Michelle Monasky Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Our decision in this case is controlled by the 1980 Hague
Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Convention” or “Hague
Convention”), which dictates that a wrongfully removed child must be returned to the country of
habitual residence. Our precedent has demonstrated that where a child lives exclusively in one
country, that country is presumed to be the ch... More...
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Samuel Topchain v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Samvel Topchian appeals the judgment of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri,
granting summary judgment to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Chase), Martin, Leigh, Laws &
Fritzlen, PC (MLLF), and Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. (SPS) on Topchian’s claims of breach
of contract (against Chase), violations of the Missouri Merchandizing Practices Act (MMPA)
(against Chase, MLLF, and... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROBERT DEKELAITA Ex-immigration lawyer gets 15 months for bogus asylum claims

One of DeKelaita’s specialties was providing legal repre‐
sentation for recent immigrants applying for asylum. Asylum
in the United States is reserved for people who are unable to
return to their home country because of either persecution or
a well‐founded fear of persecution based on “race, religion,
nationality, membership in a particular social group, or polit... More...
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Henry Lyons v. F. Wayne Vaught Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Henry Lyons worked as a part-time lecturer at the University of Missouri
Kansas City (“UMKC”) for seven semesters, teaching a self-developed Career and
Life Development course. He was not asked to return for the Spring 2012 semester.
In this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action, Lyons alleges that defendants’ decision not to renew
his contract was retaliation for his criticism of UMKC’s prefere... More...
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United States of America v. Hassie Demond Nowlin, a/k/a Demond Nowlin and Brillian Knowlin Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - North Carolina Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison For Tax and Bankruptcy Fraud

A Greensboro, North Carolina, resident was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), filing a fraudulent tax return, and bankruptcy fraud.

According to documents and information provided to the court, during 20... More...
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Substitute information charging the defendant with the crime of assault in the third degree, brought to the Superior Court in the judicial district of New Britain, geographical area number fifteen, where the defendant was presented to the court, Baldini, J., on a plea of guilty; judgment of guilty; thereafter, the court, Keegan, J., granted the state’s motion to dismiss the defendant’s petition fo... More...   $0 (11-14-2017 - CT)

United States of America v. Miteshkumar Patel Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Last Defendant in the United States Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims - All 24 Defendants in the United States Have Pleaded Guilty; 61 Charged in Total

An Illinois man pleaded guilty today to money laundering conspiracy, joining six other defendants who recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for their roles in liq... More...
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Nick's Garage, Inc. v. Progressive Casualty Insurance Company, et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

29 Plaintiff, Nick’s Garage, Inc. (“Garage” or “Plaintiff”), appeals from the
30 judgment of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
31 York (D’Agostino, J.) granting summary judgment in favor of the Defendants,
32 Progressive Casualty Insurance Company and related entities (collectively,
the “Insurer”).1 1 Garage, an automobile repair shop, brought ... More...
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Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

These matters are before the court on the respondent’s Petition for Panel
Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc. We also have responses from the petitioner and the
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, in addition to amici curiae briefs from the
United States and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. We also have several motions pending
seeking to file additional amici curiae briefs.
   $0 (11-10-2017 - OK)

Ryan Harvey v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Quray Reservation, et al. Utah Supreme Court Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

¶1 The oil and gas industry is a major economic force in the Uintah Basin. This industry relies, to some extent, on access to the Uintah and Ouray Reservation of the Ute Indian Tribe. The plaintiffs allege that, through its ability to restrict the industry’s access to tribal lands, the tribe has held hostage the economy of the non-Indian population.
¶2 Ryan Harvey, a plaintiff and part owner o... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Alejandro Santoyo Guzman Oklahoma Attorneys Mutual Insurance Company Owned by Oklahoma Lawyers for the Benefit of Oklahoma Lawyers.

Tulsa, OK - Young Man Sentenced to Life In Prison Plus 18-Years

The State of Oklahoma charged Alejandro Santoyo Guzman, age 20, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 10/12/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
FLORES-NOLASCO, JOSE DE JESUS Disposed: CONVICTION, 05/30/2017. Guilty Plea
Co... More...
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United States v. Tamie Samuels Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

In March 2015, Tamie Marie Samuels (“Samuels”) filed an alien relative visapetition (Form I-130) for the benefit of her new husband, Randell Samuels(“Randell”). The petition asked, “Have you ever before filed a petition for this or anyother alien?” Samuels falsely checked “no.” A jury convicted Samuels of knowinglymaking a false statement with respect to a material fact in an immigration matter in... More...   $0 (11-06-2017 - IA)

Wayne Oliver v. Campbell-McCormick, Inc. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse

In these proceedings, plaintiff Wayne Oliver filed a complaint in Maryland state court alleging asbestos exposure claims against, among other defendants, Campbell-McCormick, Inc. (“CMC”). In response, CMC filed a third-party complaint against several entities, including General Electric Company (“GE”). GE then removed the litigation to the District of Maryland, prompting Oliver to move to sever hi... More...   $0 (11-06-2017 - MD)

Bernardo Mendia v. John M. Garcia, Ching Chang and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Bernardo Mendia, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was detained in county jail when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agents John Garcia and Ching Chang lodged an immigration detainer placing a federal hold to pick him up when state authorities were ready to release him. Mendia sued Garcia, Chang, and the Department of Homeland Security under Bivens1 and the Federal Torts Claims Act (“FTCA”), ... More...   $0 (11-03-2017 - CA)

Ina M. Collins v. Mary Kay, Inc. Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plaintiff-Appellant Ina M. Collins, who worked as a
beauty consultant in New Jersey for Defendant-Appellee Mary
Kay, Inc. brought this putative class action in the United States
District Court for the District of New Jersey, claiming that
certain Mary Kay policies and practices violated the New
Jersey Wage Payment Law (“NJWPL”). Mary Kay moved to
dismiss the suit on forum n... More...
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Randy Roberts v. Mars Petcare US, Inc. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 extends federal court
jurisdiction to class actions on behalf of 100 or more people and in request of $5 million or more
No. 17-6122 Roberts v. Mars Petcare US, Inc. Page 2
in damages so long as “any member of a class of plaintiffs is a citizen of a State different from
any defendant.” 28 U.S.C. §§ 1332(d)(2)(A), (d)(5), (d)(6). At issue ... More...
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The Kennedy Commission v. The City of Huntington Beach

Defendants and appellants the City of Huntington Beach and the City Council of
Huntington Beach (collectively, City) appeal the grant of a petition for writ of mandate
entered by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in favor of plaintiffs and
respondents The Kennedy Commission, William Adams and Jason Puloe (collectively,
Kennedy) invalidating City’s amendment to the Beach Edin... More...
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Haruna Muntari Giwa, a.k.a. Harona Montari Giwa v. State of North Dakota North Dakota Supreme Court

Giwa pleaded guilty to interference with a telephone during an emergency call, and the district court entered the criminal judgment on November 17, 2015. Giwa is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Giwa was paroled into the United States in November 2014. On February 11, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") terminated Giwa's parole status. According to Giwa's cou... More...   $0 (10-29-2017 - ND)

Amal Eghnayem, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corporation Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this products liability suit, Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) appeals from various orders and a final judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Amal Eghnayem. Eghnayem alleged substantial injuries caused by the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, a transvaginal mesh prescription medical device manufactured and sold by BSC. She initially filed suit in the Southern District of West Virginia as part o... More...   $0 (10-21-2017 - FL)

Jaclyn Waters v. Ferrara Candy Co. Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

With this court’s permission, Ferrara Candy Co. (Ferrara) appeals the district
court’s1 order remanding this putative class action back to the state court from which
it was removed. Neither party having waived the time limit in 28 U.S.C. § 1453(c)(2),
we resolve this appeal on the parties’ briefs. We affirm.
I. Background
Plaintiff Jaclyn Waters filed this putative class action... More...
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United States of America v. Juan Manuel Almanza-Martinez District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Identity Theft and Passport Fraud Charges -
Charges Arise Out of Defendant’s Use of a Stolen Identity for 30 Years

Juan Manuel Almanza-Martinez, 58, a Mexican national illegally residing in the United States, pled guilty yesterday in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to making false statements on a passport application and... More...
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Darren Williams v. The Superior Court of San Joaquin County, The People, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Darren Williams seeks extraordinary writ relief from the superior
court’s order denying his Penal Code section 9951 motion to dismiss an indictment issued
by a grand jury charging him with a series of cell phone store robberies. Petitioner
moved to dismiss the indictment on the basis that the deputy district attorney’s excusal of
a juror for hardship violated the grand j... More...
   $0 (10-12-2017 - CA)

Chad E. Cohen and Kirsten Cohen v. Postal Holdings, LLC Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

Plaintiffs‐Appellants Chad E. Cohen and Kirsten Cohen (the “Cohens”)
filed a Complaint in the Superior Court for the State of Connecticut against
Defendant‐Third‐Party‐Plaintiff‐Appellee Postal Holdings, LLC (“Postal
Holdings”), stating a claim of private nuisance based on injuries allegedly caused
by Postal Holdings’s failure to maintain a property it... More...
   $0 (10-11-2017 - CT)

Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc. v. James H. Watson

Chapter 707 of the transportation code authorizes local governments to implement photographic traffic signal enforcement systems, commonly referred to as red-light cameras, within their jurisdictions and to assess a civil penalty against the owner of a motor vehicle that runs through a red traffic light in
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
violation of the applicable traffic laws. See Tex. ... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - TX)

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