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Fraud Law
 
United States of America v. Jeremy M. Ruff

The United States of America charged Jeremy M. Ruff, age 28, with:

Count: 1 Citation: 18:1591.F Offense Level: 4
18:1591(a)(1), 1591(b)(2) and 1594(a) Sex Trafficking and Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Child.

Count: 2 Citation: 18:2422.F Offense Level: 4
18:2422(b) Coercion and Enticement.

Count: 1s Citation: 18:1591.F Offense Level: 4... More...
   $0 (01-09-2014 - OK)

Christopher S. Mack v. M. Maureen Polsby, M.D.

Christopher S. Mack (“Christopher”), Charles T. Mack (“Chuck”), and Kathleen Mack (“Kathleen”) (collectively, “Plaintiffs”) appeal from a final order dismissing their three count complaint filed against their sister, M. Maureen Polsby, M.D. (“Dr. Polsby”). We reverse.

This appeal involves a dispute between four adult siblings as to the Charles C. Mack Revocable Trust (... More...
   $0 (01-08-2014 - FL)

United States ex rel. Kurt Bunk v. Gosselin World Wide Moving, N.V.

These appeals and cross-appeal are taken from final judgments, entered in accordance with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(b), in a pair of qui tam actions consolidated for litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia. By its Order of February 14, 2012, the district court: (1) assessed a single civil penalty in the sum of $5,500 in favor of the United States, intervening in substitution of rel... More...   $0 (01-08-2014 - NJ)

John Schedin v. Ortho-McNeil-Janssen

Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OMJP)1 appeals from an opinion and order of the district court2 denying OMJP’s motion for relief from judgment under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(2) and (3). Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.

I. BACKGROUND

This case returns to us. See In re Levaquin Prods. Liab. Litig., 700 F.3d 1161 (8th Cir. 2012) (Levaqui... More...
   $0 (01-07-2014 - MN)

United States of America v. Catherine Floyd

Over two centuries ago, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Apparently unwilling to accept this conventional wisdom, defendants-appellants Catherine Floyd and William Scott Dion devised and participated in elaborate conspiracies to defraud the United States of tax revenues (or so the government alleges). A jury validated ... More...   $0 (01-07-2014 - MA)

Mary L. Fox v. Elk Run Coal Company

Appellant Mary Fox contends that Elk Run Coal Company committed fraud on the court and thereby deprived her husband, coal miner Gary Fox, of nearly a decade of benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act (“BLBA”). The Benefits Review Board (“BRB”) found that Elk Run’s conduct was not sufficiently egregious to meet the high bar for a claim of fraud on the court because it did not amount to... More...   $0 (01-06-2014 - WV)

Cyanostar Energy, Inc. v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C.

¶1 Plaintiffs/Appellants Cyanostar Energy, Inc., Oxley Resources L.L.C., Tom Hoefling, Lowry Exploration, Inc., Richard Garmaker and John Wilson (individually, by name, or collectively, Plaintiffs) seek review of the trial court's order granting the motion for summary judgment of Defendant/Appellee Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. (Defendant) on Plaintiffs' claims for declaratory judgment and breac... More...   $0 (01-03-2014 - OK)

Marian Farms, Inc. v. Suntrust Banks, Inc.

Appellant, Marian Farms, Inc. ["Marian Farms"], seeks review of the order dismissing its fourth amended complaint for damages it allegedly suffered when SunTrust Banks, Inc. ["SunTrust"] allowed fraudulent or unauthorized conduct of an employee. The trial court found, as a matter of law, that the plaintiff failed to allege the basis for any theory of liability or independent duty owed to the plain... More...   $0 (01-03-2014 - FL)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Carolyn Hiott

Appellant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (Reynolds) appeals a Final Judgment awarding damages to Appellee Carolyn Hiott, Personal Representative of the Estate of Kenneth Hiott (Hiott). Reynolds asserts three grounds of reversible error: 1) the trial court erred in admitting evidence that Reynolds successfully challenged new proposed tobacco warnings in federal court; 2) the trial court erred in den... More...   $730000 (01-03-2014 - FL)

United States of America v. Daniel Laron Jones

The United States of America charged Daniel Laron Jones, age 27, with: Count: 1 Citation: 18:371.F Offense Level: 4, 18 USC 371: Conspiracy alleging that he used a cement-mixer truck in June, 2013 to uproot an ATM that reportedly contained $48,000 in cash from the Tulsa Federal Credit Union at 3017 West Main Street in Jenks, Oklahoma. Jones was identified from video surveillance footage. T... More...   $0 (01-02-2014 - OK)

United States of America v. Jackee Bormann-Zweekhorst

The former office manager of the Lake Forest Park Water District was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 27 months in prison, three years of supervised release and more than $404,000 in restitution for wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. Between 2004 and 2011, JACKEE BORMANN-ZWEEKHORST, 41, engaged in a scheme to embezzle more than $350,000 from the small water d... More...   $0 (01-01-2014 - WA)

Amanda L. Bellemere v. Cable-Dahmer Chevrolet, Inc.

Respondent Amanda Bellemere ("Bellemere") brought suit against Appellants Cable-Dahmer Chevrolet, Inc. ("Cable-Dahmer"), William Wilkerson ("Wilkerson"), Clayton Ward ("Ward"), and Eric Fisenic ("Fisenic") related to the purchase of a vehicle (collectively, "Appellants"). Appellants sought to compel arbitration based on an arbitration clause in the sales contract, but the Circuit Court of Jackson ... More...   $0 (12-31-2013 - MO)

Kelly Suzanne Brush f/k/a Kelly Suzanne Davis v. Roger Ryan Davis

[¶1] The district court modified custody and support for the parties’ minor child. Appellant Kelly Suzanne Brush f/k/a Kelly Suzanne Davis (Mother) appeals, claiming the district court did not have jurisdiction to grant a change of custody or support, she was denied due process of law when a default judgment was entered against her, and the district court abused its discretion when awarding chi... More...   $0 (12-27-2013 - WY)

ST. MALACHY ROMAN CATHOLIC CONGREGATION OF GENESEO, ILLINOIS; STEVE BRISTOL; CONNI BRISTOL; and KEWANEE AREA UNITED WAY vs. DONNA K. INGRAM, as Executor of the ESTATE OF JAMES INGRAM, and ROBERT W. BAIRD & CO., INC.

This case requires us to decide whether a financial advisor to an individual can be sued by identified beneficiaries of the individual’s signed written estate plan when, due to the advisor’s allegedly negligent performance of his duties, those beneficiaries do not receive what they were supposed to get under the plan. We conclude the rationale of Schreiner v. Scoville, 410 N.W.2d 679, 682 (Iow... More...   $0 (12-27-2013 - IA)

John M. McVicars v. Bret Christensen

This appeal arises from a Nez Perce County district court’s finding that Bret and Eddieka Christensen’s building constituted a private nuisance to John and Julie McVicars. In 2006, the Christensens began construction of a fabric building adjacent to the property line shared with the McVicarses. After its completion, the McVicarses filed a nuisance action alleging that increased noise, traffic,... More...   $0 (12-27-2013 - ID)

Alexander Graham-Sult v. Nicholas P. Clainos

Plaintiffs Alexander Graham-Sult and David Graham appeal the district court’s disposition of: (1) a motion to dismiss; (2) a special motion to strike under California’s anti- SLAPP statute; and (3) related attorney’s fees awards.

GRAHAM-SULT V. CLAINOS 5

We affirm the disposition of the motion to strike in part and reverse in part. Striking Plaintiffs’ conversion and unjust e... More...
   $0 (12-27-2013 - CA)

State of Oklahoma v. Barry Lloyd Baker, Jr.

Tulsa criminal defense lawyer Jeff Krigel represented Barry Lloyd Baker, Jr. when charged by the State of Oklahoma with:

Count # 1.
Count as Filed: BC, BOGUS CHECK OVER $500 , in violation of 21 O.S. 1541.2
Date Of Offense: 12/15/2011

Party Name: Disposition Information:

BAKER, BARRY LLOYD JR
Disposed: CONVICTION, 12/03/2012. Guilty Plea.
Count as ... More...
   $0 (12-26-2013 - OK)

Annemarrie Donkin v. Rodney E. Dunkin, Jr.

Rodney E. Donkin and Mary E. Donkin, a married couple, executed a revocable trust in 1988 (the Family Trust) as part of their estate planning, naming their four children as equal primary beneficiaries after they both had died.1 Rodney died in 2002. Shortly before her death in 2005, Mary executed a second amendment to the Family Trust instrument (hereafter the Trust‟s Second

1 When we subs... More...
   $0 (12-26-2013 - CA)

State of Oklahoma v. Elizabeth Dawn Lee a/k/a Angela Brown

The State of Oklahoma charged Elizabeth Dawn Lee a/k/a Angela Brown with:

Count # 1.
Count as Filed: RCSP, KNOWINGLY RECEIVING/CONCEALING STOLEN PROPERTY , in violation of 21 O.S. 1713
Date Of Offense: 02/02/2012

Party Name: Disposition Information:

LEE, ELIZABETH DAWN
Disposed: CONVICTION, 05/01/2012. Guilty Plea.
Count as Disposed:KNOWINGLY RECEI... More...
   $0 (12-26-2013 - OK)

The Estate of Andrea Yvonne Arrington v. John Michael, Police Officer, City of Chester

In this substantive due process action involving the murder of a young woman, Officer John Michael of the Chester, Pennsylvania, police force appeals the denial of summary judgment by the United States District Court for the

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*Honorable Kermit V. Lipez, United States Court of Appeals Senior Judge for the First Circuit, sitting by designation.

3

Eastern Di... More...
   $0 (12-24-2013 - PA)

Cathy Lexin v. City of San Diego

This is the latest appeal arising from the City of San Diego's (the City) infamous underfunding of its employment retirement system. In 2002 the Board of Directors (board) of the San Diego City Employees' Retirement System (SDCERS) approved the City's proposal to modify the funding plan to delete the potential of a balloon payment if the underfunded ratio fell to a certain level, in exchange for t... More...   $0 (12-23-2013 - CA)

Michelle Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc.

In this case of first impression, we address whether the federal Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA or the Act) (7 U.S.C. § 6501 et seq.),1 which governs the labeling of agricultural products as ―organic‖ and ―USDA Organic,‖ preempts state consumer lawsuits alleging violations of the Act or violations of California‘s federally approved state organic program (SOP), which is codif... More...   $0 (12-23-2013 - CA)

David G. Stuart v. Jeannie Beddell, Pet Adoption League, Inc., Virginia Robertson, Petsmart, Inc. and Petsmart Charities, Inc.

David G. Stuart sued Jeannie Beddell, Pet Adoption League, Inc., Virginia Robertson, Petsmart, Inc. and Petsmart Charities, Inc. on the following theories:

Issue # 1.
Issue: STRICT LIABILITY (LIABLE)
Filed by: STUART, DAVID G
Filed Date: 09/26/2012
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Defendant: BEDDELL, JEANNIE
Disposed: DISMISSED - WITH PREJUDICE, 11/... More...
   $0 (12-23-2013 - OK)

Via Christi Medical Center, Inc. v. Ivan M. Reed

Ivan Reed received life-saving medical treatment at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Inc. (Via Christi), after his car collided with a Union Pacific Railroad train. Via Christi filed a hospital lien under K.S.A. 65-406 et seq. to collect on its bill for the services provided Reed. The lien initially purported to encumber $84,744.11 of Reed's $540,000 settlement with Union Pacific; Via Christi ... More...   $0 (12-20-2013 - KS)

William L. Burkhalter v. Steve P. Burkhalter

William Burkhalter challenged an unfavorable modification of his father’s revocable trust that occurred just prior to his father’s death. William claimed his brother, Steven Burkhalter, unduly influenced their father and tortiously interfered with the trust. William also alleged his father lacked the necessary testamentary intent when he made the modification. At trial, the district court dire... More...   $0 (12-20-2013 - IA)

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