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United States of America v. Matthew Ross Cummings

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A man who admitted transporting a woman from Wyoming and Colorado to Texas to engage in prostitution was sentenced this morning in federal court in Wichita Falls, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Matthew Ross Cummings, 24, most recently of Aurora, Colorado, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison by U.S. District Ju... More...
   $0 (12-15-2014 - TX)

Eileen Annocki v. Peterson Enterprises, LLC

Plaintiffs Eileen Annocki and Joseph Annocki appeal judgment of dismissal of their third amended complaint (TAC) for damages based on the death of their son Joseph M. Annocki. The trial court held that defendant Peterson Enterprises, LLC (defendant) had no duty to plaintiffs’ decedent, who was killed in an automobile accident by a patron leaving defendant’s restaurant. We reverse, finding that... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - CA)

The People v. Jarrod Joseph Miller

Defendant and appellant Jarrod Joseph Miller (defendant) was convicted of first degree murder and residential burglary with firearm enhancements. Defendant contends that the trial court abused its discretion in precluding the defense expert psychologist from disclosing statements by defendant that appear in the report of another psychologist, which the expert relied upon in reaching his opinion th... More...   $0 (11-26-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Brittany L. Morris

KANSAS CITY, KS - A Kansas woman pleaded guilty to failing to report that a 17-year-old girl was working as a prostitute.

Brittany L. Morris, 25, Winfield, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of misprision of a felony. In her plea, she admitted that on April 11, 2013, she received a call from two officers working undercover who called in response to an advertisement on the Internet. Morris ... More...
   $0 (11-24-2014 - KS)

United States of America v. Raymond Valas

San Antonio, TX - A federal jury convicted 41-year-old U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Valas of sex trafficking of a minor announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs of the FBI’s San Antonio Division and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

The jury found that Valas, a U.S. Army War College fellow at Syracuse University and a member of ... More...
   $0 (11-21-2014 - TX)

Riverview Community Group v. Spencer & Livingston

We are asked whether property developers' representations
about a property anchoring a development may impose an equitable servitude on that
property. We find that such representations may impose a servitude if, among other
things, they are made by someone with the authority to burden the property. We are
also asked whether the Riverview Community Group has the authority to pursue<... More...
   $0 (11-20-2014 - )

United States of America v. Nicholas Rider Wessel

RENO, NV – A California man who brought a 14-year-old girl from Richmond, Calif., to the Reno area with the intent that she engage in sexual activity, was sentenced on Nov. 13, 2014, to 10 years in prison and lifetime supervised, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

Nicholas Rider Wessel, 38, of Richmond, Calif., pleaded guilty in August to one count of t... More...
   $0 (11-14-2014 - CA)

Wing F. Chau v. Michael Lewis

Plaintiffs‐Appellants Wing F. Chau and Harding Advisory LLC appeal
from a March 29, 2013 judgment of the United States District Court for the
Southern District of New York (Daniels, J) dismissing their claims of libel against
Defendants‐Appellees author Michael Lewis, his source, Steven Eisman, and
Lewis’s publisher, W.W. Norton, for twenty‐six allegedly defamatory statemen... More...
   $0 (11-14-2014 - NY)

Overstock.com, Inc. v. Goldman Sachs & Co.

Often, it is the federal courts, applying federal law, that wrestle with claims of cross-state securities fraud involving a nationally-listed stock. Here, plaintiffs of various states allege defendants, securities firms headquartered on the East Coast, violated California and New Jersey law through their involvement in massive naked short selling of Overstock shares. The trial court sustained demu... More...   $0 (11-13-2014 - CA)

Charter Schools USA, Inc. v. John Doe. 93, etc., et al.

Charter Schools USA, Inc., The Downtown Charter School, Inc., Charter
Schools USA at Downtown Miami, L.C. (collectively Charter Schools) appeal
from an order denying their motion to dissolve writs of garnishment and to enforce
supersedeas bond. We find no error in the order on appeal and affirm.
This action was commenced on behalf of a minor child who claimed to have
been sexua... More...
   $0 (11-12-2014 - FL)

Visiting Nurse Association of Florida, Inc. v. Jupiter Medical Center, Inc.

Visiting Nurse Association of Florida, Inc., seeks review of the decision of the Fourth District Court of Appeal in Jupiter Medical Center, Inc. v. Visiting Nurse Ass’n of Florida, Inc., 72 So. 3d 184 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011), on the ground that it expressly and directly conflicts with a decision of the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Commercial Interiors Corp. of Boca Raton v. Pinkerton & Laws, In... More...   $0 (11-06-2014 - FL)

Distin Carter and Jennifer Carter v. Ruffin Hotel of Tulsa, LLC d/b/a Wyndam Hotel Tulsa

COME NOW, the Plaintiffs, Kyra Jade Ford, a minor child, by and through her parents, Dustin Carter and Jennifer Carter, by and through their attorneys of record, Gregory J. Denney, Esq. and Carla R. Stinnett, Esq., of DENNEY & STINNETT, P.L.L.C., and for their cause of action against the Defendant, would allege and state as follows:
1. That Dustin Carter, Jennifer... More...
   $7500 (11-05-2014 - OK)

United States of America v. Javier Flores Mendez

RICHMOND, Va. – Javier Flores Mendez, 24, of Tenancingo, Mexico, was sentenced today to 210 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for transportation of a minor for illegal sexual activity and sex trafficking of children.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Clark E. Settles, Special Agent in Charge for U.S. Immigration and Custo... More...
   $0 (11-05-2014 - VA)

William E. Bolden v. John and Jane Doe

¶1 William Bolden is the putative father of a child (J.S.) born in 2011. The case before us on appeal is an adoption proceeding involving John and Jane Doe, the would-be adoptive parents of J.S. Bolden tried to intervene in and object to the Does‘ adoption of J.S. He was barred from doing so because he failed to preserve his legal rights as a father by filing a paternity affidavit within the ti... More...   $0 (11-04-2014 - UT)

John Niemi v. Erwin Lasshofer

John Niemi, Robert Naegele, III, and Jesper Parnevik (“Plaintiffs” or “Appellees”)
claim that Erwin Lasshofer and three companies affiliated with him (the “Lasshofer
Defendants” or “Appellants”), along with other co-conspirators, perpetrated a fraudulent
financing scheme that caused the collapse of Plaintiffs’ large-scale real estate
development project in Brecken... More...
   $0 (11-04-2014 - CO)

United States of America v. Martin N. Pazdzuira

CHICAGO ― A former south suburban Lansing man was sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison for attempting to persuade an individual he believed was a 14-year-old girl to engage in illegal sexual conduct. The defendant, MARTIN N. PAZDZUIRA, 47, formerly of Lansing, who has been in custody since he was arrested on federal charges in 2012, pleaded guilty in April of this year to one count of... More...   $0 (11-04-2014 - IL)

Nan Lawrence v. La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Inc.

When he was five years old, plaintiff Michael Lawrence fell from a window in his family's second story hotel room at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and suffered serious head and brain injuries. Michael's parents, Nan Lawrence and Jeff Lawrence, filed a first amended complaint against La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Inc. and La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Partners, L.P. (defendants) seeking dam... More...   $0 (10-31-2014 - CA)

Haley Colombo v. BRP US, Inc.

Defendants and appellants Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. and BRP US Inc. (collectively BRP) appeal a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs and respondents Haley Colombo and Jessica Slagel (hereafter referred to individually by first name or
collectively as plaintiffs). Because plaintiffs were not wearing a wetsuit bottom or similar protective clothing, Haley sustained serious and p... More...
   $0 (10-30-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Remberto Argueta, a/k/a Pitufo

ATLANTA, GA - Remberto Argueta, a/k/a Pitufo has been sentenced to two concurrent life sentences for his role in a gang-related murder and attempted murders in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

“Argueta helped MS-13 live up to its reputation as a ruthless, violent gang that spread fear throughout the community,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “He displayed a callous ... More...
   $0 (10-29-2014 - GA)

United States of America v. Antwan Black

NORFOLK, Va. –Antwan Black, a/k/a “Twizzy,” 31, of Portsmouth, Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, followed by 8 years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine. He was further sentenced to an additional consecutive 5 years in prison for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for ... More...
   $0 (10-21-2014 - VE)

Joy Ortiz v. Radisson Hotel Tulsa and Ruffin Hotel of Tulsa, LLC

Tulsa, OK - Joy Ortiz sued the Radisson Hotel Tulsa and Ruffin Hotel of Tulsa, LLC on premises liability theories.

02-28-2011 TEXT 1 77312637 Feb 28 2011 2:45:30:400PM - $ 0.00
02-28-2011 PREMISE - 77312639 Feb 28 2011 2:45:30:440PM Realized $ 0.00
02-28-2011 DMFE - 77312640 Feb 28 2011... More...
   $0 (10-21-2014 - OK)

United States of America v. David Michael Fioramonti

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – David Michael Fioramonti, 42, of Purcellville, Virginia, pleaded guilty today to obstruction of justice related to evidence of child pornography.

Dana J. Boente, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Joseph R. Price, Chief of the Town of Leesburg Police Department; and Andrew G. McCabe, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field... More...
   $0 (10-17-2014 - VA)

United States of America v. Michael Gene Haney, a/k/a Michael McClure Herman

Fort Smith, Arkansas - Michael Gene Haney, (aka Michael McClure Herman), age 36, of Barling, was sentenced to 180 months in federal prison plus three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Honorable P. K. Holmes III, United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Arkansas, presided over the sentencing hearing in Fort Smith.

U. S. Atto... More...
   $0 (10-17-2014 - AR)

United States of America v. Willard Lenord Jones

TULSA, OKLAHOMA—Willard Lenord Jones, 63, of Tulsa, church pastor and former Executive Director of the Greater Cornerstone Community Development Project, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge John E. Dowdell to three counts of wire fraud and one count of subscribing to a false tax return, announced U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr., for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Jon... More...   $0 (10-09-2014 - OK)

Cheniere Energy, Inc., Charif Souki, individually, and Greg Rayford, individually v. Azin Lotfi

Azin Lotfi sued her employer, Cheniere Energy, Inc., claiming her employment was wrongfully terminated. She also sued two of her co-workers, Charif Souki and Greg Rayford, for tortious interference with her employment at Cheniere.
In this accelerated appeal, Souki and Rayford challenge the trial court’s denial of their motion to dismiss the claims against them under Chapter 27 of the Civil P... More...
   $0 (10-07-2014 - TX)

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