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John Yarberry v. Gregg Applicances, Inc.

Gregg Appliances (“Hhgregg”) terminated an employee,
John Yarberry, after he exhibited bizarre behavior over the course of two days, including
misconduct at a company store, and was subsequently involuntarily committed to a psychiatric
hospital. Yarberry sued, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), 42
U.S.C. § 12112, and both parties filed cross motions... More...
   $0 (09-03-2015 - OH)

United States of America v. Gregory Bernard Griffin, Jr., a/k/a Johnny Jenkins

Gregory Bernard Griffin was convicted of bank fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The indictment charged that he defrauded two federally insured banks. One of those banks, Bank of America Corporation,1 was indisputably not involved in his scheme, and at trial the government showed only that the other bank, Magnolia Federal Cred... More...   $0 (09-01-2015 - MS)

Sapphire Inv. Ventures, LLC v Mark Hotel Sponsor LLC

In this action to rescind a purchase agreement and recover a down payment, the proceeding before the Attorney General (AG) was sufficiently judicial so as to warrant preclusive effect (see Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P., 117 AD3d 585 [1st Dept 2014], lv dismissed 24 NY3d 934 [2014]; see also Matter of CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P. v Cuomo, 101 AD3d 473 [1st Dept 2012]). To the extent plaintiffs' a... More...   $0 (09-01-2015 - NY)

Laura Sheedy v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company

This case involves an attempt
by a Chapter 13 debtor to avoid foreclosure on her residential
mortgage through a lender liability suit in an adversary proceeding
within her bankruptcy case. Agreeing with the bankruptcy court, we
find all claims to be either time-barred or without merit, and
therefore affirm its grant of summary judgment in favor of the
I. Back... More...
   $0 (09-01-2015 - MA)


On March 5, 2009, Sabil Mumin Mujahid was arrested in Anchorage, Alaska after officers found a firearm in the trunk of a car he had driven to the Nesbett Courthouse for a bail hearing on a pending state drug charge. Mujahid was taken to the Anchorage Correctional Complex, which provides
UNITED STATES V. MUJAHID4 housing for state prisoners as well as federal prisoners pursuant to a contract w... More...
   $0 (08-30-2015 - AK)

David Montano v. Montrose Restauant Associates, Inc.

This case concerns coffee and tipping. Two waiters sued the Houston restaurant where they worked, claiming the restaurant violated federal law by requiring them to share tips with the restaurant’s “coffeeman.” The district court granted the restaurant’s motion for summary judgment, holding that, as a matter of law, the coffeeman was an employee who customarily and regularly received tips. Because ... More...   $0 (08-28-2015 - TX)

Commonwealth of Virginia v. Swann

The two female victims in this case were in a hotel room in Arlington County when an unknown man forced his way into their room, tied them up, and robbed them of cash and other personal property. In reviewing hotel surveillance video from the night of the robbery as part of his investigation, Detective Don Fortunato of the Arlington County Police Department observed a man in the video who appeare... More...   $0 (08-28-2015 - VA)

United States of America v. Sha-Ron Haines and Tyral Edward King

Las Vegas, NV - Men Convicted Of Transporting Two Minor Girls From Nevada To California To Work As Prostitutes

Two men who were arrested last year as part of a joint law enforcement operation to catch child predators in southern Nevada, “Operation Protect the Powerless,” have been convicted in federal court of sex trafficking and prostitution crimes for transporting two minor girls from N... More...
   $0 (08-27-2015 - NV)

United States of America v. Comfort Inn & Suites of Meriden, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Meriden Hotel Agrees to Make Changes to Comply with Americans with Disabilities Act

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has reached a voluntary compliance agreement with the Comfort Inn & Suites of Meriden, Connecticut, to resolve allegations that the hotel was not being operated in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”).

Under federal law, pri... More...
   $0 (08-26-2015 - CT)

James Calloway v. Caraco Pharmaceuticals Laboratories, Ltd.

Defendant Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (“Caraco”),
appeals the district court’s judgment in favor of the plaintiffs, former Caraco employees.
No. 14-2526 Calloway v. Caraco Page 2
Following a bench trial, the district court found that Caraco violated the Worker Adjustment and
Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 2101–2109, by failing to comply with the
... More...
   $0 (08-26-2015 - MI)

Robert Lee Stinson v. James Gauger

Robert Lee Stinson spent 23 years in
prison for a murder he did not commit. He was exonerated by
DNA evidence and now sues the lead detective and two
forensic odontologists who investigated the murder and later
testified at trial. The odontologists were the key witnesses for
2 Nos. 13-3343, 13-3346 & 13-3347
the prosecution. They testified that bite marks on the victim’sMore...
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United States v. Amina Ali

In this consolidated appeal, we consider the criminal prosecutions that were
brought against two women living in Minnesota in connection with funds sent to al
Shabaab, an organization in Somalia that the United States Secretary of State had
designated a foreign terrorist organization. After a jury trial, Amina Farah Ali and
Hawo Mohamed Hassan were convicted on all counts. The dist... More...
   $0 (08-25-2015 - MN)

Gallegos v. Frezza

} After undergoing bariatric surgery, New Mexico residents Nellie Gonzales and
15 Fernando Gallegos (collectively, Plaintiffs) sued Dr. Eldo Frezza for medical
16 malpractice and Presbyterian Health Plan (Presbyterian) for breach of contract and
17 negligent referral. Both surgeries took place in Lubbock, Texas at the Texas Tech
18 University Health Sciences Center (the Center). ... More...
   $0 (08-25-2015 - NM)

The People v. Jack Emmit Williams

In May 1993, defendant induced a group of teenagers to form a gang. Between May 14 and May 20, 1993, gang members committed a series of robberies, attempted robberies and kidnappings, carjackings and murder. Defendant was convicted of these offenses either as a direct perpetrator, a conspirator, an aider and abettor or an accessory.
B. Prosecution’s Guilt Phase Evidence
1. The Crimes an... More...
   $0 (08-24-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Jamyra Gallmon

Washington, DC - District Woman Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison For Murder of Man at Northwest Washington Hotel

Second Woman Also is Sentenced to Incarceration For Her Role in Events Before and After the Murder

Jamyra Gallmon, 21, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 24 years in prison for the Feb. 9, 2015 murder of David Messerschmitt in a robbery at a downtown Washington... More...
   $0 (08-21-2015 - DC)

United States of America v. Steric Paul Mitchell and Gregory Steven Hunt, aka "KC"

Dallas, TX - Federal Jury Convicts Dallas Man on Conspiracy and Kidnapping Charges
Defendant Planned to Sell Victim into Sex Slavery

Following a nearly two-week trial, a federal jury has convicted a Dallas man on felony offenses stemming from the May 2012 kidnapping of a female victim whom he planned to sell into sex slavery.

Steric Paul Mitchell, 45, was convicted on one cou... More...
   $0 (08-21-2015 - TX)

Kosoco, Inc. v. Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Appellant, Kosoco, Inc., challenges the trial court’s order dismissing, for lack of jurisdiction, its inverse-condemnation claims1 against appellee, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (“Metro”). In three issues, Kosoco contends that the trial court erred in dismissing its lawsuit.
We affirm.
In its original petition, Kosoco alleged that, since 1980, it has opera... More...
   $0 (08-20-2015 - TX)

United States of America v. Jared S. Fogle

Indianapolis, IN – Jared Fogle charged with child pornography distribution and repeatedly engaging in commercial sex acts with minors

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today the filing of formal charges against Jared S. Fogle for distributing and receiving child pornography, and conspiring to do so, as well as repeatedly traveling to engage in commercial sex acts with under... More...
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Filo Foods, LLC v. City of SeaTac

The SeaTac Committee for Good Jobs (Committee) is a coalition of
individuals, businesses, neighborhood associations, immigrant groups, civil rights
groups, faith organizations, and labor organizations. In June 2013, the Committee
circulated a petition to city of SeaTac voters that proposed a set of minimum
employment standards for certain hospitality and transportation employer... More...
   $0 (08-20-2015 - WA)

United States of America v. James Parish

Buffalo, NY - California Man Pleads Guilty To Marijuana And Money Laundering Conspiracies

James Parish, 31, of Carlsbad, California pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana and money laundering conspiracy, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The marijuana distribution conspiracy carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5 million... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - NY)

United States of America v. Wesley Lavern Harris, Jr.

Topeka, KS - Topeka Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges in Carjacking, Robbery

A Topeka man pleaded guilty to federal charges of carjacking and robbery.

Wesley Lavern Harris, Jr., 26, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking and one count of commercial robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on June 7, 2015, he took a man’s keys, money and car and left the victim ... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - KS)

United States of America v. Raul Gutierrez-Cisneros

Phoenix, AZ - Drug Trafficker Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution

Raul Gutierrez-Cisneros, 43, of Phoenix, Ariz., pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

In this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force-led (OCDETF) undercover investigation, Gutierrez-Cisneros engaged in negotiations in February 2015 during which he agreed... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - AZ)

United States of America v. Cristobal Veliez

2 Narcisa Veliz Novack (“Novack”) and her brother Cristobal Veliz (“Veliz”)
3 appeal from judgments of conviction entered following a two-month jury trial in
4 the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Kenneth
5 M. Karas, Judge). Both were convicted of numerous offenses, including one
6 count of racketeering in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - NY)


An introduction to the parties and timing of events is helpful to
understanding the legal issues. On March 21, 2011, Sickler—a self-employed,
over-the-road truck driver—took his 2003 Freightliner diesel truck to Toad’s Truck
& Trailer Repair (Toad’s Repair) for an engine overhaul. Toad’s Repair
completed the overhaul and billed Sickler $13,471.46 for the work. At the time of... More...
   $0 (08-19-2015 - IA)

United States of America v. James Steve Hall

Jacksonville, FL - Lake City Man Pleads Guilty To Manufacturing And Passing Counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes

James Steven Hall (47, Lake City) has pleaded guilty to manufacturing and passing counterfeit Federal Reserve notes. He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison for each charge. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Hall was indicted on May 13, 2015.

Acco... More...
   $0 (08-18-2015 - FL)

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