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United States of America v. Glen Kyle Wells, a/k/a "Lon" District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Glen Kyle Wells, a/k/a Lou, and Kyle, age 31, of Baltimore to 188 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin relating to a drug trafficking organization in North Baltimore.

The sentence was announced by Acting United Sta... More...
   $0 (02-23-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Gabriel Werdene Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into Playpen, a global
online forum that existed on the dark web1 and that was
1 “The dark web is a private global computer network
that enables users to conduct anonymous transactions without
revealing any trace of their location.” Ahmed
Ghappour, Searching Places Unknown: Law Enforcement
3... More...
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United States of America v. Jalen Cameron Madison Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - Westmoreland County Man Sentenced for Selling Deadly Heroin and Fentanyl

A resident of Monessen, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 96 months in prison on his conviction of violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence yesterday on Jal... More...
   $0 (02-22-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Jimolo Coates, a/k/a "Lo," "Marlo," and "Brodie" Northern District of New York Couthouse, Plattsburgh, New York

Plattsburgh, PA - Maryland Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty In Connection With Plattsburgh Heroin Distribution Ring

Jimolo Coates Continued to Direct Heroin Distribution from Jail

Jimolo Coates, a.k.a. “Lo,” Marlo” and “Brodie,” age 24, of Annapolis, Maryland, pled guilty on February 22, 2018 to participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy.

The announcement was made by Unit... More...
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United States of America v. Mimo International Imports and Exports, Inc. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Panamanian Company Pleads Guilty to Bribing Soccer Official

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Mimo International Imports and Exports, Inc. (Mimo) pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy in connection with its agreement to pay a $500,000 bribe to Eduardo Li, who was president of the Costa Rican soccer federation (FEDEFUT) at the time of the bribe. Mimo, which is ... More...
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United States of America v. Sajmir Alimenmeti, a/k/a "Abdul Qawii" Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Bronx Man Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS And Passport Fraud In Furtherance Of Terrorism
Sajmir Alimehmeti, a/k/a “Abdul Qawii,” Adorned His Apartment with an ISIS Flag, Purchased Combat Knives and Other Military-Type Equipment, Provided Advice and Assistance to an Individual He Believed to be Traveling to Syria to Fight... More...
   $0 (02-22-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. David Prejean Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette, LA - Former Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Assault of Detainee

David Prejean, a former Sergeant in the K-9 Unit of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO), pleaded guilty on February 21, 2018 to assaulting a pre-trial detainee at the Iberia Parish Jail (IPJ) by commanding his K-9 to bite the detainee, and by striking the detainee, all without justification.

According to t... More...
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James Ellis; William Perry v. Fidelity Management Trust Company

Plaintiffs James Ellis and
William Perry brought this certified class action under the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA"),
alleging that Fidelity Management Trust Company, the fiduciary for
a fund in which plaintiffs had invested, breached its duties of
loyalty and prudence in managing the fund. Fidelity won summary
judgment and plaintiffs appealed. B... More...
   $0 (02-22-2018 - MA)

Linda Stout, et al. v. Jefferson County Board of Education Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal requires that we revisit the decades-old task of school desegregation. A racial desegregation order issued in 1971 still governs the Jefferson County Board of Education in Alabama. But beginning in 2012, residents of the City of Gardendale, a predominantly white community in Jefferson County, sought to create a separate, municipal school system. Leaders of a grassroots movement used so... More...   $0 (02-21-2018 - )

United States of America v. Edwin Deshazior Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Edwin Deshazior appeals his 180 month sentence following his conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He argues that he should not have received a fifteen-year mandatory minimum sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (“ACCA”), 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(e)(1) and 924(e)(2)(B), because he did not have three prior convictions for violent felonies under the act and because his prior felon... More...   $0 (02-21-2018 - FL)

Area 51 Productions, Inc. v. City of Alameda

Area 51 Productions, Inc. (Area 51), an event planning company, had a longstanding
relationship with the City of Alameda (the City) to license the use of certain
City property to Area 51 for events Area 51 helped plan and promote with third-party
companies. The City relied on PM Realty Group, L.P. (PM) to assist it with managing
these license arrangements. Due to various problems a... More...
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State of Iowa v. Christopher Scott Jepsen Crawford County Courthouse - Denison, Iowa

A criminal defendant was convicted of two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree. Although one count constituted a forcible felony, the district court suspended the defendant’s prison sentence and instead ordered a five-year term of probation. After the defendant served four years, four months, and four days of probation, the district court vacated the suspended sentence for illegality and res... More...   $0 (02-20-2018 - )

Pearl Pearson v. Eric Foster and Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Oklahoma City, OK - Deaf Plaintiff Settles Civil Rights Claim

Pearl Pearson, age 68, sued Eric Foster and Oklahoma Department of Public Safety on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper used excessive force during a 2014 traffic stop.

Pearson suffered head, face and upper body injuries during the stop. Pearson claimed t... More...
   $175000 (02-20-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Nishen Ramon Palmer District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Billings, Montana

Billings, MT - Baton Rouge Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Oxycodone Distribution

Nishen Ramon Palmer, a 36-year-old resident of Baton Rouge, was sentenced on February 15, 2018 to 27 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone last August. U.S. District Judge Susan Watters handed down the s... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - MT)

United States of America v. Daniel Woolem Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - Drug Dealer Sentenced to 235 Months Imprisonment

Daniel Woolem, age 49, of Moxee, Washington, was sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and for Distribution of Methamphetamine. United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian sentenced Woolem to a 235-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of court supervision after he is released from feder... More...
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Leesa Jacobson v. United States Department of Homeland Security, et al. Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Leesa Jacobson and Peter Ragan (collectively, Appellants) filed this suit to challenge their exclusion from an enforcement zone set up around a Border Patrol checkpoint area near their homes in rural Arizona. Before any discovery occurred, the district court granted summary judgment to the Defendants-Appellees (Appellees). We vacate and remand for further proceedings.

FACTUAL AND PROCEDUR... More...
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Apple, Inc. v. The Superior Court of San Diego County, Anthony Shamrell, Real Party in Interest

Doyle Lowther, William J. Doyle, John A. Lowther and Chris W. Cantrell; Gomez
Trial Attorneys, John H. Gomez and Deborah S. Dixon; Niddrie Addams Fuller, Rupa G.
Singh for Real Parties in Interest Anthony Shamrell and Daryl Rysdyk.
In this writ proceeding, we decide an issue of apparent first impression: Does the
Supreme Court's analysis of the admissibility of expert opinion evide... More...
   $0 (02-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Travis Daniel Counsell Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Meth Dealer Who Possessed Firearms to Serve 15 Years in Federal Prison

A man who possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and who possessed several firearms in furtherance of his drug trafficking crime, including an AR-15 rifle, was sentenced February 12, 2018, to 15 years in federal prison.

Travis Daniel Counsell, 48, from Rockford, Iowa, receiv... More...
   $0 (02-18-2018 - IA)

Estate of Leon Walker, Jr. v. Building Inspector Hershell Wallace Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

One morning, a SWAT team raided a St. Louis house in which the plaintiffs
lived to execute a search warrant. According to the warrant affidavit, a detective
suspected that the house contained heroin, illegal firearms, and drug-trafficking
paraphernalia. The team knocked on the door, yelled "police," and quickly began
striking the door with a battering ram. The team also tossed a "f... More...
   $0 (02-18-2018 - MO)

Qwinstar Corporation v. Curtis Anthony District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Qwinstar Corporation and Pro Logistics, LLC, engaged in negotiations that
culminated with Qwinstar agreeing to purchase Pro Logistics and employ its
owner—Curtis Anthony2—for a term of five years. A few months after the sale,
Qwinstar terminated Anthony’s employment and filed this lawsuit against him,
alleging that it did not receive the inventory it bargained for in the sale. Anth... More...
   $0 (02-18-2018 - MN)

Mike Hernandez, Francesca Muller v. Restoration Hardware, Inc.

Under Code of Civil Procedure1 section 902, “[a]ny party aggrieved” may
appeal a judgment. “It is generally held, however, that only parties of record may
appeal; consequently one who is denied the right to intervene in an action
ordinarily may not appeal from a judgment subsequently entered in the case.
[Citations.] Instead, he may appeal from the order denying intervention.” (Cou... More...
   $0 (02-18-2018 - )

Dariusz Jaworski, Boguslaw Moskal and Ryszard Bester v. Master Hand Contractors, Inc., et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Dariusz Jaworski, Boguslaw Moskal, and Ryszard Bester were never paid for construction services they performed for Master Hand Contractors, Inc. They filed this lawsuit to force Master Hand to pay up. The district court sided with the plaintiffs through two partial summary
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judgments and a bench trial. Liability in the neighborhood of
$340,000 now hangs over Master Hand’s ... More...
   $0 (02-17-2018 - IL)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Ray A. Shetler, Jr. Westmoreland County Courthouse - Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Greensburg, PA - Jury Finds Defendant Accused of Murder Not Guilty

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged Ray Shetler, Jr. with first-degree murder and third-degree murder for killing a polic officer who responded to a domestic violence call in Westmoreland County in 2015.

Shetler's girlfriend domestic violence 911 call.

Officer Lloyd Reed responded to the call and ord... More...
   $0 (02-17-2018 - )

Family and Estate of Korryn Gaines v. Baltimore County City of Baltimore Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Jury Awards Family of Woman Killed by Cop $32 Million

The family and estate of Korryn Gaines sued Baltimore County and Royce Ruby on excessive for theories that he did not have good cause to shoot and kill her.

The 2016 death of Korryn Gaines came at the end of six-hour standoff in her apartment.

Cpl. Royce Ruby and his partner had attempted to serve wa... More...
   $32000000 (02-16-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Gregorio Lucas-Ramos Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Mexican Citizen Sentenced To Nine Years For Trafficking In Methamphetamine

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich has sentenced Gregorio Lucas-Ramos (29) to nine years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty on October 25, 2017.

According to court documents, Lucas-Ramos is ... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - FL)

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