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In The Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas

The information in this case alleged, in pertinent part, that on or about April 9, 2013,
appellant intentionally and knowingly damaged and destroyed his neighbor’s window by striking
it with a rock. As stated in his appellant’s brief, appellant’s defense theory at trial was that the
allegations against him were fabricated.
The complainant lived on the fourteenth floor of a dow... More...
   $0 (01-23-2017 - TX)

Thomas H. Krakauer v. Dish Network, L.L.C.

Durham, NC - Jury Awards $400 Each to 51,000 Members of Class

Thomas H. Krakauer sued Dish Network, L.L.C. for violating the "Do Not Call Registry" (47 U.S.C. 277) statute by calling him and 51,000 other individuals.

Title 47 U.S.C. 0227 provides:

Restrictions on use of telephone equipment
(a) Definitions

As used in this section—

(1) The term “auto... More...
   $21400000 (01-23-2017 - NC)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DANE C. DEWEESE

The State prosecuted DeWeese under the theory he and Joel Heil caused Kristen Tyler's death. The State essentially contended DeWeese initiated the events because he believed Tyler stole his money and drugs whereas Heil physically performed the lethal acts in DeWeese's presence. Heil extensively testified against DeWeese as part of a plea bargain with the State.

Tyler's murder

... More...
   $0 (01-22-2017 - KS)

United States of America v. Melvin Ray Layman

Plano, TX - Dallas County Man Sentenced in Bank Fraud Conspiracy

A 64-year-old Grand Prairie, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud and perjury.

Melvin Ray Layman pleaded guilty on July 20, 2016, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy t commit perjury and was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison on Jan. 11,... More...
   $0 (01-22-2017 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH MARTINEZ-ARMESTICA

Because Martinez challenges the sufficiency of the
evidence against him on the brandishing count, we state the facts
in the light most favorable to the jury's verdict. United States
v. Cruz-Rodriguez, 541 F.3d 19, 25 (1st Cir. 2008).
On September 25, 2012, at approximately 10:15 p.m.,
Zuleyka Arroyo-Melendez ("Arroyo") drove her 22-year-old niece,
Stephanie Ramirez,... More...
   $0 (01-21-2017 - PR)

Braylon Seifert v. Kay M. Balink, M.D.

This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals.1 The court of
appeals affirmed a judgment and an order of the Circuit Court
for Grant County, Craig R. Day, Judge, in favor of the
plaintiff, Braylon Seifert (by his guardian ad litem, Paul
Scoptur, and his parents, Kimberly Seifert and David Seifert)
and aga... More...
   $1750000 (01-20-2017 - WI)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. KERMITT BERNHART

On February 21, 2013, the State indicted the defendant, Kermitt Bernhart,
for the second-degree murder of Christopher Lambert.1 The defendant entered a
plea of not guilty. The trial court denied defendant‟s motions to suppress the
evidence, identification, and statement. On August 20, 2015, at the end of a three
day jury trial, the defendant was convicted of manslaught... More...
   $0 (01-19-2017 - LA)

United States of America v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA), L.L.C.

New York, NY - Credit Suisse Agrees to Pay $5.28 Billion in Connection with its Sale of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

The Justice Department announced today a $5.28 billion settlement with Credit Suisse related to Credit Suisse’s conduct in the packaging, securitization, issuance, marketing and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) between 2005 and 2007. The reso... More...
   $2028000000 (01-19-2017 - NY)

United States of America, (Bureau of Land Management) v. Barthelmess Ranch Corporation; Double O Ranch, Inc.; Lela M. French; William R. French; Conni D. French; Craig R. French; M Cross Cattle Company

In Montana’s ongoing water rights claims adjudication proceedings, the BLM
filed six water right claims related to five reservoirs and one natural pothole. The five
reservoir claims are based in Montana law while the Pothole Lake claim is based upon a
federal reservation of lands. The water sources are located wholly or partially on federal
land, and the BLM claims the right ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2017 - MT)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, APPELLEE v. NIZAR BEN ABDELAZIZ TRABELSI, ALSO KNOWN AS NIZAR BEN ABDELAZIZ TRABELSI, ALSO KNOWN AS ABU QA'QA

Nizar Trabelsi is a Tunisian national convicted in Belgium for a variety of crimes, including attempting to destroy a military base. While Trabelsi was serving his sentence for his convictions in Belgium, a grand jury in the United States indicted Trabelsi with various conspiracy and terrorism offenses. The United States requested that Belgium extradite Trabelsi. Trabelsi challenged that reque... More...   $0 (01-17-2017 - DC)

GREGORY BARTKO v. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Between 2004 and 2005, Gregory Bartko masterminded a wide-ranging scheme that sought to defraud investors through the sale of securities. Five years later, Bartko was convicted of conspiracy, selling unregistered securities and mail fraud. Shortly thereafter, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) instituted a follow-on administrative proceeding against him. In th... More...   $0 (01-17-2017 - DC)

United States of America v. David Gomez

Los Angeles, CA - Member of Dockworkers Union Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison in Scheme Involving Fraudulently Billing for Chiropractic Services

A member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Local 13, has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for his role in a scheme in which two medical clinics submitted more than a quarter-million dollars in bills to the u... More...
   $0 (01-17-2017 - CA)

State of Wisconsin v. Patrick K. Kozel

On August 20, 2013, at about 2:10 a.m., while "sitting
stationary" at the Greenfield Town Hall in Sauk County,
Wisconsin, Deputy Brian Slough ("Deputy Schlough") of the Sauk 2 All subsequent references to the Wisconsin Statutes are to the 2011-12 version unless otherwise indicated.
County sheriff's department allegedly observed a veh... More...
   $0 (01-16-2017 - WI)

United States of America v. Anthony R. Murgio

New York, NY - Operator Of Unlawful Bitcoin Exchange Pleads Guilty In Multimillion-Dollar Money Laundering And Fraud Scheme

Anthony R. Murgio pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan to charges associated with operating Coin.mx, an internet-based Bitcoin exchange, through which MURGIO processed more than $10 million in illegal Bitcoin transactions. MURGIO also pled gu... More...
   $0 (01-11-2017 - NY)

Rivera L. Peoples v. State of Tennessee

After a trial on August 9-11, 2010, the Petitioner was convicted by a Davidson County Criminal Court Jury of first degree felony murder, and he received a life sentence. On direct appeal, this court summarized the proof adduced at trial as follows:
The evidence at trial established that Linburg Thompson (―Victim Thompson‖), a fifty-three-year-old father of four, was killed on th... More...
   $0 (01-08-2017 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. DANNY ANTONE

As the result
of information provided by a confidential informant (CI) in the
summer of 2010, the New Bedford police began to conduct
surveillance of the defendant. On one occasion they observed
him make a variety of maneuvers while driving his vehicle that
1 We summarize the facts found by the Regional Administrative Justice, reserving certain deta... More...
   $0 (01-04-2017 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. PHILIP CHISM & others

In the early evening of October 22, 2013, the
defendant's mother informed the Danvers police department that
the defendant, who was fourteen years old at the time, was
missing. Shortly after midnight on October 23, a Danvers police
officer located the defendant walking on a road in Topsfield and
transported him to the Topsfield police station, where the
backpack he ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2017 - MA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. DANIAL LEWAYNE LAFLEUR -AKA- DANIEL LAFLEUR-AKA- DANIEL LEE LAFLEUR -AKA- DANIAL LAFLEUR **********

In the early evening of October 31, 2013, on Halloween, the victim, David Savoy, and his family were out trick-or-treating. Mr. Savoy was sitting in his truck in a neighbor‟s driveway after his wife and children had gotten of the truck. As Mr. Savoy sat waiting, Defendant approached the truck, pointed a rifle at Mr. Savoy, and asked Mr. Savoy something about Defendant‟s baby and a neig... More...   $0 (01-04-2017 - LA)

State of Tennessee v. Edythe Christie

Defendant, a lawyer, was indicted by the Madison County Grand Jury in September of 2014 for tampering with evidence. The case against Defendant arose in conjunction with the investigation into the death of Brittany Christie, who was found dead in a motel room in Jackson, Tennessee, in early December of 2013 from an apparent
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overdose of heroin and Klonopin. John Christie, Defendan... More...
   $0 (01-01-2017 - MA)

United States of America v. Darren Randal Wilson

St. Louis, MO - Former President of St. Louis Law Enforcement Officer Association Sentenced on Fraud Charges

Darren Randal Wilson was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison, and a three-year term of supervised release, for his misappropriation of over $80,000 from the Ethical Society of Police.

As part of the guilty plea in September, Wilson acknowledged that he abu... More...
   $0 (12-30-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. United Shore Financial Services, L.L.C. (USFS)

Detroit, MI - United Shore Financial Services LLC Agrees to Pay $48 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability Arising from FHA-Insured Mortgage Lending

United Shore Financial Services LLC (USFS) has agreed to pay the United States $48 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the U.S... More...
   $48000000 (12-29-2016 - MI)

KEITH LUMRY v. STATE OF KANSAS, KANSAS BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, CLINT HAWKINS, KELLY RALSTON, and ROBERT BLECHA

Due to the procedural posture, all facts and inferences that may be reasonably drawn from the evidence are resolved in Lumry's favor because the district court decided this case against him on summary judgment. Thoroughbred Assocs. v. Kansas City Royalty Co., 297 Kan. 1193, 1204, 308 P.3d 1238 (2013); O'Brien v. Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc., 294 Kan. 318, 330, 277 P.3d 1062 (2012). Our f... More...   $0 (12-27-2016 - KS)

Michael Quayle v. Washington Department of Social and Health Servies

Olympia, WA - Michael Quayle who was employed at Western State Hospital sued the Washington Department of Social and Health Servies on a wrongful termination theory claiming that he was fired in retaliation for reporting expired and improperly stored meat including chicken hears and gizzards.

The defenses asserted by the Defendant are not available.

Court Docket Entries:

... More...
   $550000 (12-25-2016 - )

STATE OF IOWA vs. KEVIN EUGENE JOHNSON

The State charged defendant Kevin Johnson with Count 1: burglary in the
third degree of a Family Dollar store on March 17, 2014; Count 2: burglary in the
third degree of a Jehovah’s Witness Church on March 17, 2014; Count 3:
burglary in the third degree of the L & K Laundry on January 24, 2014; Count 4:
theft in the first degree for property taken at the L & K Laundry; and Coun... More...
   $0 (12-23-2016 - IA)

United States of America v. Barclays Bank

Brooklyn, NY - United States Sues Barclays Bank to Recover Civil Penalties for Fraud in the Sale of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

The United States Department of Justice today filed a civil complaint in the Eastern District of New York against Barclays Bank PLC and several of its United States affiliates (together, Barclays), alleging that Barclays engaged in a fraudulent scheme ... More...
   $0 (12-23-2016 - NY)

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