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United States of America v. Rossi Lorathio Adams, II, a/k/a "Rossi Adams" and "Polo" Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cedar Rapids, IA - Second Man Charged in Alleged Plot to Hijack Internet Domain

Rossi Lorathio Adams II, also known as “Rossi Adams” and “Polo,” from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was charged with one count of Conspiracy to Interfere with Commerce by Threats and Violence.­ The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.

­The Indi... More...
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United States of America v. Peteris Sahurovs aka “Piotrek” and “Sagade” District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Minneapolis, MN - Latvian National Sentenced to Prison for “Scareware” Hacking Scheme That Targeted Minneapolis Star Tribune Website

A Latvian man was sentenced today in Minneapolis for participating in a lucrative “scareware” hacking scheme that targeted visitors to the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s website.

Peteris Sahurovs aka “Piotrek” and “Sagade,” 29, was sentenced to 33 mont... More...
   $0 (09-13-2018 - MN)

United States of America v. Sunkey Publishing Inc. and Fanmail.com, LLC Federal Building and Courthouse - Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, AL - FTC Takes Action against Alabama Operators of Copycat Military Websites

Defendants falsely posed as military recruiters to generate sales leads

The Alabama operators of copycat websites army.com and navyenlist.com have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they targeted people seeking to join the armed forces and tricked them by falsely claiming... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - AL)

Richard Lee Rynearson, III v. Robert Ferguson Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This appeal calls on us to consider the scope of federal
court abstention under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37 (1971).
In particular, we consider whether federal courts should
abstain from exercising jurisdiction over a constitutional
challenge to a state criminal statute while there are ongoing
state court protection order proceedings arguably related to
the challenge to t... More...
   $0 (09-10-2018 - WA)

William Hatcher v. MDOW Insurance Company Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

William Hatcher appeals following an adverse jury verdict on his claim seeking
additional insurance benefits for smoke and fire damage at his home. He argues the
district court misinterpreted his insurance policy as an actual-cash-value policy rather
than a replacement-cost policy. In addition, he raises an evidentiary issue, arguing the
district court improperly prevented him from... More...
   $0 (09-10-2018 - AR)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHAKA FATTAH, SR., KAREN NICHOLAS, ROBERT BRAND, HERBERT VEDERMAN

During the 1980s and ’90s, Fattah served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a Senator. In 1995, Fattah was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. In 2006, Fattah launched an unsuccessful run for Mayor of Philadelphia, setting in motion the events that wo... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PA)

Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

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qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
   $0 (08-09-2018 - AZ)

Mark DeWitt Yancey v. Randall Haas Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Michigan jury convicted Mark Yancey of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus two years for the felony-firearm conviction. His case turned on identifying him as the passenger gunman in a drive-by shooting. Yancey’s defense counsel attacked the prosecution’s single, eyewitness account. But, obviously... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MI)

In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2015

Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas authorized under K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA), and is located in the south central gaming zone. In 2007 the Legislature passed KELA which divided the state into four gaming zones—northeast, south central, southwest, and southeast—and authorized the Kansas Lottery to operate a single gaming fac... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

Steven Morales v. United States of America District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal is one of many tort cases against the government in which we consider the government’s waiver of sovereign immunity. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (the “FTCA”), the court has no jurisdiction over claims “based upon the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise or perform a discretionary function or duty on the part of a federal agency or an employee of the Government . . .... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - AZ)

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

United States of America v. Simone Swenson Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

We decide whether the district court abused its discretion by dismissing an indictment with prejudice because the prosecution missed pretrial discovery deadlines, mistakenly withheld some relevant documents until the eve of trial, and committed other errors that led the district court to conclude the “integrity of the prosecution ha[d] been destroyed.” We reverse the dismissal order and remand for... More...   $0 (07-03-2018 - TX)

Pinkette Clothing, Inc. v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Cosmetic Warriors Limited (“CWL”) sells LUSHbranded
cosmetics and related goods, while Pinkette Clothing
sells LUSH-branded women’s fashions. CWL seeks both a
permanent injunction restraining Pinkette from infringing on
CWL’s LUSH mark and cancellation of Pinkette’s
registration of its own LUSH mark. The district court held
that laches barred CWL’s infringement and cancella... More...
   $0 (06-29-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Clifton A. Satterwhite Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Clifton Satterwhite (“Satterwhite”) appeals from the judgment entered by the district court sentencing him to 240 months of imprisonment. Satterwhite was convicted of one count of conspiracy to violate the Hobbs Act, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a), two counts of inference with commerce by threats or violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a), and two counts of brandishing a firearm during ... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - OH)

Keanu D. W. Ortiz v. United States United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

This case is about the legality of a military officer serving as a judge on both an Air Force appeals court and theCourt of Military Commission Review (CMCR). The petitioner, an airman convicted of crimes in the military justice system, contends that the judge’s holding of dual offices violated a statute regulating military service, aswell as the Constitution’s Appointments Clause. The Court of Ap... More...   $0 (06-25-2018 - DC)

Lourdest T. Archblod-Garrett and David L. Garrett v. New Orleans City, Metro Durr Group Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Without prior notice, the City of New Orleans demolished a building
along the IH-10 service road that plaintiffs had recently purchased at a tax
sale. Yet two days before the demolition, the City actually cancelled the Code
Enforcement lien on the property, which it obtained after sending notices only
to the owner from 18 years earlier. When the Garretts objected to the
demolit... More...
   $0 (06-25-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Gervais (Ken) Ngombwa Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Rwandan Genocide is one of the darkest chapters in human history. Over
the span of 100 days, an estimated 800,000 people died. At least a million more were
displaced. During and shortly after the tragedy, the United States admitted a limited
number of refugees from Rwanda with priority given to those who were in the most
danger. Among those admitted were Gervais (“Ken”) Ngombwa... More...
   $0 (06-22-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CLIFTON A. SATTERWHITE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

On January 22, 2016, the government filed a criminal complaint against Satterwhite alleging that he participated in a number of robberies in the Columbus, Ohio area. The complaint requested an arrest warrant against Satterwhite for interstate robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951, felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), and brandishing a firearm during a crime of... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - OH)

In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2013 in Sumner County, Kansas

As this court explained in detail in In re Equalization Appeal of Kansas Star Casino, 52 Kan. App. 2d 50, 52-55, 362 P.3d 1109 (2015), rev. denied 307 Kan. ___ (December 20, 2017), Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas and is located in the south central gaming zone. In April 2007 the Kansas Legislature enacted K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery A... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

Mon Htaw v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

The evidence most favorable to the judgment shows that on November 12,
2016, Mon Htaw rushed home from work when her sister Mon Sorn called her
after an altercation with their roommate, Ma Suu. Followed by Sorn, Htaw
stormed into Suu’s room, and Suu recorded a video using her phone when she
noticed Htaw’s angry demeanor. Htaw yelled at Suu, and Htaw and Sorn
punched Suu ... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Ross Colby Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Jose, California

San Jose, CA Richmond Resident Convicted Of Hacking Into Online Newspaper’s Account And Causing Damage

Defendant redirected corporate email and canceled web domains

A federal jury returned a verdict on June 6, 2018 against Ross Colby, finding him guilty of three counts of computer intrusion, one count of attempting to damage a protected computer, and one count of intentionally da... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - CA)

State of Oklahoma ex rel. Department of Transportation v. Daniel G. Kamin Sand Springs I, LLC, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company, Wal-Mart and Tulsa County Board of Commissioners Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Tulsa, OK - State of Oklahoma ex rel. Department of Transportation sued Daniel G. Kamin Sand Springs I, LLC, Colonial Penn Life Insurance Company, Wal-Mart and Tulsa County Board of Commissioners on an eminent domain theory seeking to obtain certain rights, title and interests in real property for public use.

Issue # 1. Issue: CONDEMNATION (CONDEMN)
Filed By: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTA... More...
   $93700 (06-05-2018 - OK)

Verisign, Inc. v. XYZ, L.L.C. United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

This case arises out of a denial of a motion for an award of attorney fees under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1117(a), which allows a court to award “reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party” in “exceptional cases.” For the reasons that follow, we hold that a prevailing party need only prove an exceptional case by a preponderance of the evidence, rather than by clear and convincing evidence... More...   $0 (05-29-2018 - VA)

Yvonne Reid v. City of San Diego

A. Legal Background—The Procedural Ordinance and 2008 Assessment
Under the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (PBID of
1994) (Sts. & Hy. Code,2 §§ 36600 et seq.), private property owners in a geographical
area can initiate formation of a business improvement district to assess themselves fees to
be spent promoting their businesses. (See Epstein v. Hollywood Ente... More...
   $0 (05-28-2018 - CA)

New West, L.P. v. City of Joliet, Illinois, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

This is the fourth published
appellate opinion in a long-running dispute between New
West and the City of Joliet. New West filed this suit in March
2005, contending that the City had interfered with the way in
which it set rents at the Evergreen Terrace apartment complex
under the national government’s mark-to-market program
for rates at subsidized apartments. New West also... More...
   $0 (05-23-2018 - O:)

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