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United States of America v. Shawn McCormack

Colorado Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping a Toddler and Producing Child Pornography.

Shawn McCormack, 31, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to life in prison for four counts of sexual exploitation of a child and two counts of kidnapping.

McCormack was found guilty in April 2015 by a federal jury of ki... More...
   $0 (10-14-2015 - CO)

Helicopter, Inc. v. National Transportation Safety Broad

Helicopters, Inc., filed a petition for review
asking this court to order the National Transportation Safety
Board to rescind or withhold reports on a crash involving a
helicopter operated by the company. We conclude that the
Board’s reports are not final orders subject to our review, and
thus we dismiss the petition for lack of jurisdiction.
2 No. 15-3028
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In Marc... More...
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William A. Brandt, Jr. v. Horseshoe Hammond, LLC

In this adversary proceeding, Wil‐
liam Brandt, acting as plan administrator for Equipment Ac‐
quisition Resources (“EAR”), seeks to avoid and recover
fraudulent transfers made to the Horseshoe Casino (“Horse‐
2 No. 14‐2174
shoe”). Brandt alleges that EAR made fraudulent transfers to
Sheldon Player, the original owner of EAR, and that Player
used... More...
   $0 (10-13-2015 - IL)

Syed Hassan v. City of New York

Plaintiffs appeal the dismissal of their civil-rights suit
against the City of New York (the “City”). They claim to be
targets of a wide-ranging surveillance program that the New
York City Police Department (the “NYPD”) began in the
wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (the
“Program”). Plaintiffs allege that the Program is based on the
false and stigmatizing pre... More...
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Brusby v. Metropolitan District

The following facts and procedural history are relevant to this appeal. The plaintiff owns and resides in a house located on Newport Avenue in West Hartford. The defendant is a municipal corporation that provides potable water and sewerage services to its customers, including the plaintiff, on a regional basis. On October 15, 2005, and March 7, 2011, raw sewage entered into and flooded the plainti... More...   $0 (10-13-2015 - CT)

State Of Connecticut v. Griswold

The following facts and procedural history are relevant to our resolution of this appeal. The defendant was arrested after the victims, J, age eight, and her sister, A, age ten, accused him of touching them inappropriately at a pool party hosted by their mother, a childhood friend of the defendant. The victims alleged that the defendant exposed his penis to J, touched her vaginaoverherbathingsuit,... More...   $0 (10-13-2015 - CT)

Cresto v. Cresto

Steven Cresto (Steven) and Terese Jones (Terese), collectively referred to herein as "children," were the natural children of Francis E. Cresto, deceased (Decedent). The children challenged Decedent's 2008 last will and testament and inter vivos trust which changed his prior estate plan to leave full ownership of all of his property to his third wife and the children's second stepmother, Mary K. ... More...   $0 (10-13-2015 - KS)

Prem Bikkina v. Jagan Mahadevan

Appeal from the denial of special motion to strike pursuant to California’s anti-SLAPP statute.

I. INTRODUCTION

Appellant Jagan Mahadevan (Mahadevan) appeals from the denial of his special motion to strike pursuant to California’s anti-SLAPP statute (Code Civ. Proc., § 425.16) filed in response to respondent Prem Bikkina’s (Bikkina) complaint alleging that Mahadevan made false ... More...
   $0 (10-13-2015 - CA)

Robert Baxter v. Charleston's Restaurant Group, Inc.

Oklahoma City, OK - Robert Baxter sued Charleston's Restaurant Group, Inc. a/k/a Hal Smith Restaurant Group, and The Garage Edmond, LLC on personal tort theories claiming:

1. The plaintiff is a resident of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
2. The defendant is a domestic for profit business corporation with its principal place of business in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
3. All of the events w... More...
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State Of Oregon v. Hickman/Hickman

Defendants Dale and Shannon Hickman have been lifelong members of the Followers of Christ Church. That church—drawing from the Christian Bible’s descriptions that Jesus and his disciples, rather than doctors, healed the sick and disabled—instructs its members to rely on “faith healing” and to eschew conventional medicine. For the Followers of Christ, faith healing entails prayer, anointing the sic... More...   $0 (10-12-2015 - OR)

Bikkina v. Mahadevan

We begin with the facts alleged in the complaint. In 2007, Bikkina entered a Ph.D. program at the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Tulsa (University). Mahadevan was his dissertation advisor and supervisor from 2007 to 2010. Bikkina complained that Mahadevan was repeatedly reassigning him to different projects and requested a new advisor, which he was given in May 2... More...   $0 (10-09-2015 - CA)

Behm v. Clear View Technologies

On July 28, 2011, Behm filed a complaint against CVT alleging she was defrauded when she invested $200,000 in the company. The complaint alleged a total of seven causes of action, some against CVT only, and the others against CVT and several other individual defendants consisting of officers and directors of CVT. These defendants included Paul Mula Sr. and Paul Mula II. Though Behm did not req... More...   $0 (10-09-2015 - CA)

In the Interest of J.F.B., E.C., A.J.C., and A.L.C.

Dorothy Denee B. appeals the trial court’s termination of her parental rights to her four children, J.F.B. (born in 2003), E.C. (born in 2006), A.J.C. (born in 2008), and A.L.C (born in 2012).1 Louis C. Jr. appeals the trial court’s termination of his parental rights to the three younger children. J.F.B.’s father resides in Alabama, and his parental rights are not at issue in this case. Dorothy B.... More...   $0 (10-07-2015 - TX)

Michael A. Cerny and Myra L. Cerny, Individually and as Next Friends of Cameron A. Cerny, A Child v. Marathon Oil Corporation, Marathon Oil EF LLC, and Plains Exploration & Producing Company

Michael A. Cerny and Myra L. Cerny, individually, and as next friends of their minor son Cameron A. Cerny (collectively, the Cernys) sued Marathon Oil Corporation1 and Marathon Oil EF, LLC (Marathon), as well as Plains Exploration & Production Company (Plains), for private
1 Marathon Oil Corporation was dismissed from the suit on the ground that it was not the owner or operator of the subject ... More...
   $0 (10-07-2015 - TX)

The Regents of the University of California et al. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County et al.

Damon Thompson transferred to UCLA in the fall of 2008. Shortly after enrolling in classes, Thompson sent several emails to his history professor, Stephen Frank, reporting that he was “angered” by “offensive” remarks other students had made to him during an examination. Thompson asserted that he was “outrage[d]” because he believed the students’ conduct had affected his academic performance. Fr... More...   $0 (10-07-2015 - CA)

In the Interest of: R.R. and J.V., children

Rogelio Villa a/k/a Jose Lopez (Father) appeals the trial court’s order in this suit affecting
the parent-child relationship. In two issues, Father contends the trial court abused its discretion
by naming the children’s mother, Bertha Ramirez, sole managing conservator of the children and
by finding he was voluntarily underemployed and basing his child support obligation on a
findi... More...
   $0 (10-06-2015 - TX)

LuzMaria Arroyo v. Volvo Group North America, LLC d/b/a Volvo Parts of North America

LuzMaria Arroyo is an Army Reservist
and veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress
disorder (“PTSD”). She worked for Volvo Group North
America, LLC, d/b/a Volvo Parts North America (“Volvo”)
from June 2005 until she was fired in November 2011. Volvo
says it fired her for violations of its attendance policy, but
2 No. 14-3618
Arroyo claims the real reason was discr... More...
   $0 (10-06-2015 - IL)

United States of America v. Matthew Tollis

New Haven, CT - Wethersfield Man Sentenced to Prison Term for Involvement in Multiple Swatting Incidents

MATTHEW TOLLIS, 22, of Wethersfield, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in a series of “swatting” incidents that occurred in Connecticut and oth... More...
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State Of Ohio v. Adams

In the autumn of 1985, Gina Tenney was a sophomore at Youngstown State University. She lived alone in a second-floor apartment in a converted house on Ohio Avenue in Youngstown. {¶ 5} Adams lived in the same house in a downstairs apartment with his girlfriend, Adena Fedelia. The duplex had an interior common staircase. {¶ 6} Around 1:00 a.m. on December 25, 1985, Tenney was getting ready for bed... More...   $0 (10-04-2015 - OH)

Laura Waskiewicz v. UniCare Life and Health Insurance Company

Plaintiff Laura Waskiewicz worked for Ford Motor
Company as a product design engineer from 1990 until October 26, 2010. She subsequently
sought long-term disability benefits under the Ford Motor Company Salaried Disability Plan (the
No. 14-1479 Waskiewicz v. UniCare Life and Health Ins. Page 2
“Plan”). Defendant UniCare Life and Health Insurance Company (“UniCare”) serves as theMore...
   $0 (10-02-2015 - MI)

Rosa Lee Cardenas v. M. Fanaian, D.D.S.

Rosa Lee Cardenas reports to the Reedley Police Department that a coworker may have stolen her wedding ring at her workplace, she was terminated from her employment as a dental hygienist.

Cardenas then filed a lawsuit against her employer, M. Fanaian, D.D.S., Inc. (defendant), and against Masoud Fanaian, D.D.S. (Dr. Fanaian) individually, seeking to recover compensatory damages based on t... More...
   $0 (10-01-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Donald R. Griffin

Buffalo, NY - Former Carnival Worker Pleads Guilty To Felony Murder For Role In Death Of Medina Comic Book Collector

Donald R. Griffin, 37, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to committing a murder in aid of a racketeering enterprise, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony M... More...
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Cardenas v. M. Fanaian, D.D.S., Inc

In August 2009, Cardenas began working as a dental hygienist for Dr. Fanaian’s dental office. Dr. Fanaian’s practice was incorporated under the name of M. Fanaian, D.D.S., Inc., and said corporate entity was technically Cardenas’s employer.
In celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary in 2010, Cardenas’s husband bought her a new, expensive wedding ring. Cardenas always wore the ring to ... More...
   $0 (10-01-2015 - CA)

Yelena Galper v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

This is a case about identity theft, and it requires us to consider the
relationship between a New York state law providing remedies for victims of
identity theft and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.
(FCRA). An identity theft occurs when someone misappropriates another
person’s name or other personal information in order to engage in fraud or otherMore...
   $0 (09-30-2015 - NY)

In re the Detention of Anthony Rushton

In 1989, at age fifteen, Anthony Rushton molested twin nine-year-old boys. As a
No. 32396-0-III In re Det. ofRushton result of this conduct, Rushton was convicted in juvenile court of first degree rape of a child. In 1994, Rushton stalked and violently raped a seventeen-year-old girl. He
followed the girl home and forced his way into her house. Once inside the home,
Rushton grabbed ... More...
   $0 (09-30-2015 - WA)

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