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Jessica Shannon v. Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church U.S.

We are asked to decide whether ecclesiastical immunity can shield a church
from contractual liability when the subject contract does not implicate church
doctrine. In seven issues, appellant Jessica Shannon challenges the trial court’s
grant of appellee Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church’s plea to the jurisdiction
and motions for summary judgment. Concluding that the Church is not ... More...
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In the Estate of Ruth Bailey, Deceased

In this appeal from a will contest, the appellants contend that the trial court
erred in granting summary judgment against them, because they raised genuine
issues of material fact regarding the deceased’s testamentary capacity. Finding no
error in the judgment, we affirm.
Ruth Bailey died in 2008 and was survived by four daughters: Iona Grant,
Loretta Moss, N... More...
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United States of America v. Claude Darrell McDougal

Charlotte, NC - Ponzi Scheme Operator Sentenced To More Than 6.5 Years On Securities Fraud Charges

Claude Darrell McDougal, 56, formerly of Charlotte, was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded his investor victims of over $2.5 million. U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. also ordered McDougal to serve two years under court supervision ... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel L. Maguire

Columbia, SC - Charleston Man Receives 30 Months for Child Pornography Possession

Daniel L. Maguire, III, age 71, of Charleston, South Carolina, was sentenced on, July 21, 2015 [J&C signed 7/22 and filed 7/23] in federal court in Charleston, for possession of child pornography, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2255A(a)(5)(B). Senior United States District Judge Sol Bla... More...
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Hill v. State Street Corporation

This appeal arises out of the
settlement of a securities class action brought on behalf of all
who purchased the common stock of State Street Corporation during
a period of just over three years. In settling the case, the lead
plaintiff and plaintiff's counsel agreed with defendants that some
class members would be deemed uninjured, and that others who were
injured i... More...
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LVNV Funding, LLC v. Trice

Matthew Trice used a credit card to pay for some plumbing work. He apparently did not pay the credit card company the full amount due on the card. The credit card company sold its interest in the unpaid debt to LVNV. Thereafter, LVNV hired an Illinois attorney and filed a debt collection lawsuit against Trice, who proceeded pro se. On January 15, 2009, the circuit court entered judgment in the law... More...   $0 (07-26-2015 - )

United States of America v. Pamela Lee, Michael Shane Garrison, Marlon Ramon Coston

Montgomery, AL - Three Plead Guilty in Green Dot Scam Run by Alabama DOC Inmates

Pamela Lee, age 48, of Madison, Alabama, Michael Shane Garrison, age 26, and Marlon Ramon Coston, age 21, pleaded guilty in federal for their roles in a in a scheme to defraud businesses throughout the United States, announced George L. Beck Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. Both Garris... More...
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Golba v. Dick's Sporting Goods

This class action was filed in May 2011 by Leslie Golba (Plaintiff), individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, against Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (Dick’s). The class action complaint alleged violations of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 (Civ. Code, § 1747 et seq.) (specifically, Civil Code section 1747.08), based on Dick’s alleged practice of requesting personal infor... More...   $0 (07-26-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Terry Smith

LONDON, KY — Clay County Man Responsible for Overdose Death Sentenced to Life in Prison - First Life Sentence in Kentucky in an Overdose Death Case Involving Prescription Drugs

A federal judge has sentenced a Clay County man to life in prison for illegally distributing prescription drugs that caused the death of another person.

Today, U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwe... More...
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United States of America v. Douglas D. Jackson

HAMMOND, IN - Douglas D. Jackson Found Guilty By Jury Trial

Douglas D. Jackson, 26, of South Bend, Indiana, was found guilty on July 16, 2015, after four-day jury trial, of six counts of sex trafficking a minor and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

According to the evidence presented at trial, Jackson transported a minor female to Atlanta, G... More...
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United States of America v. Eugene Allen Morgan

Pittsburgh, PA - Judge Sentences Heroin Dealer to 10 Years in Federal Prison

A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 120 months (10 years) imprisonment followed by five years of supervised after entering a plea of guilty to violating federal narcotics laws.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Eugene Allen Morga... More...
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United States of America v. Falcon Instrumentation and Machinery FZE

Harrisburg, PA - Iranian Company Pleads Guilty To U.S. Export Violations

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Office of Export Enforcement of the United States Department of Commerce announced that in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, an officer of Falcon Instrumentation and Machinery FZE, an Iranian corporation formerly known as FIMCO (Falc... More...
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United States of America v. Kim Meas

Philadelphia, PA - Owner Of Employee Leasing Company Sentenced For Immigration And Tax Fraud Scheme

Kim Meas, 60, a native of Cambodia, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for schemes to defraud the United States. Meas was the managing director of LS Services Corporation (“LS”), an employee leasing company in South Philadelphia. He pleaded guilty on November 24, 2014 to two counts of co... More...
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United States of America v. Jonathan Rivera

Rochester, NY - Jonathan Rivera Pleads Guilty To Firearms Possession Charge

Jonathan Rivera, 34, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to possession of a firearm and ammunition while being a convicted felon. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years In prison, a fine of $250,000.00, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moy... More...
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United States of America v. Craig Dattmore

BUFFALO, NY - Syracuse Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

Craig Dattmore, 61, of Syracuse, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that in October 2011, the defendant was pulled over for a sec... More...
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United States of America v. Richard J. Watkins, Jr,

Syracuse, NY - Man To Serve 15 Years For Child Pornography

Richard J. Watkins, Jr., 50, of Phoenix, NY was sentenced to serve 15 years imprisonment to be followed by 15 years supervised release in connection with his knowingly receiving and possessing child pornography obtained from the Internet, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. Watkins was also ordered to register a... More...
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United States of America v. Haroutyoun Margossian

Brooklyn, NY - Board Certified Obstetrician And Gynecologist Agrees To Civil Fraud Settlement In Conjunction With Deferred Prosecution In Medicare And Medicaid Fraud Investigation

The United States and New York State have entered into a civil settlement agreement with Haroutyoun Margossian, a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN). Margossian maintains an OB/GYN subspecia... More...
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In re Facebook, Inc. IPO Derivative Litigation

Plaintiffs appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York (Sweet, J.) dismissing their putative shareholder
derivative actions brought against nominal defendant, Facebook, Inc., its
directors, and lead underwriters. When confronted with a difficult or novel
question of subject matter jurisdiction, a court may sometimes dismiss the c... More...
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Eleazar Vasquez v. The State of Texas

In this civil appeal, appellant Eleazar Vasquez, appearing pro se, challenges the trial court’s denial of his motion for rescission of an order to withdraw money from his inmate trust account and his request to correct the withdrawal notification. See TEX. GOV’T CODE ANN. § 501.014(e) (West, Westlaw through Ch. 46, 2015 R.S.); Harrell v.
State, 286 S.W.3d 315, 316 (Tex. 2009) (concluding... More...
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Ex Parte Young Thoms Brown Jr. A/K/A Young Thomas Brown

Appellant Young Thoms Brown Jr. a/k/a Young Thomas Brown requested an
expunction of criminal records of a burglary of a building, a felony that appellant allegedly
committed on February 2, 2009. See TEX. CRIM. PROC. CODE ANN § art. 55.01 (West,
Westlaw through Ch. 46 2015 R.S.). By one issue, appellant challenges the trial court’s
denial of his petition for expunction. We affirm.More...
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Octavio Raya v. Rio Management Company, LLC and Wyatt Hidalgo Farms, Inc.

By four issues, appellant, Octavio Raya, appeals the trial court’s confirmation of the arbitrator’s take-nothing judgment in favor of appellees, Rio Management Company, L.L.C. (“Rio”) and Wyatt Hidalgo Farms, Inc. (“Wyatt”). Raya raises four issues on appeal challenging the trial court’s grant of Rio’s summary relief: (1) Rio omitted the
premises owner, Wyatt Hidalgo Farms, Inc. (“Wyatt”... More...
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As this appeal hinges on the regulation of Indian gaming, we begin with a brief introduction to the IGRA. Congress passed the IGRA in 1988 “in order to provide a statutory basis for the operation and regulation of gaming by Indian tribes.” Seminole Tribe of Fla. v. Florida, 517 U.S. 44, 48 (1996). “The Act divides gaming on Indian lands into three classes—I, II, and III—and provides a different... More...   $0 (07-25-2015 - ID)


The Commission regulates the practice of pharmacy in the state of Washington. Wash. Rev. Code § 18.64.001. A comprehensive regulatory scheme tasks the Commission to, among other duties, “[r]egulate the practice of pharmacy and enforce all laws placed under its jurisdiction”; “[e]stablish the qualifications for licensure of pharmacists or pharmacy interns”; conduct and manage disciplinary proceed... More...   $0 (07-25-2015 - WA)


Hillary Bouldin’s vehicle collided with Rocky Dietz’s in August 2009. Dietz subsequently filed a negligence complaint in Montana state court against Bouldin for “injuries including to his low back” and “physical pain, suffering, grief, anxiety and a loss of course of life” stemming from the accident. The case was subsequently removed to federal court.
DIETZ V. BOULDIN4 Before trial, Bouldin ... More...
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United States of America v. Jeffrey Charles Zander

Defendant Jeffrey Zander was convicted of two counts of mail fraud, two counts of
wire fraud, one count of money laundering, and three counts of willful failure to file
federal tax returns. He was sentenced to sixty-eight months of imprisonment and ordered
to pay $202,543.92 in restitution to the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, the main victim of his
fraud. On appeal, he challenges ... More...
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