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Longpath Capital, LLC v. Ramtron International Corporation

In this appraisal action, the petitioner asks the Court to determine the fair value of
its shares in the respondent. On November 10, 2012, a third party acquired the
respondent in a hostile cash merger for $3.10 per share. The deal had an equity value of
approximately $110 million and paid a 71% premium over the respondent‘s unaffected
stock price of $1.81.
The petitioner acq... More...
   $0 (06-30-2015 - DE)

The People ex rel. Linda Green v. Kirnpal Grewal

Slot machines, sometimes called ―one-armed bandits‖ (although younger users might wonder why), have long been outlawed in California. Under review are devices that resemble traditional casino-style slot machines in some ways and offer users the chance to win sweepstakes prizes. Because they employ modern technology, the devices differ from traditional slot machines in some ways. We must decide... More...   $0 (06-25-2015 - CA)

Angela Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, Inc.

In this case we decide whether the "mode of
operation" approach to premises liability, adopted by this court
in Sheehan v. Roche Bros. Supermkts., Inc., 448 Mass. 780, 788
(2007), applies to slip-and-fall incidents occurring outside of
the context of self-service establishments. Traditionally, a
plaintiff asserting premises liability has been required to show
that the owner... More...
   $0 (06-23-2015 - MA)

United States of America v. Pierre Johnson

HOUSTON, TX – Pierre Johnson, 40, has been handed a significant sentence following his conviction of conspiring to traffic children under 18 for commercial sex. Johnson pleaded guilty July 10, 2014.

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison handed Johnson a sentence of 168 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by 10 years of supervised release. He will also be required to register... More...
   $0 (06-23-2015 - TX)

City of Los Angeles, California v. Naranjibhai Patel

Respondents brought a Fourth Amendment challenge toa provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code that compels “[e]very operator of a hotel to keep a record” containing specified information concerning guests and to makethis record “available to any officer of the Los Angeles Police Department for inspection” on demand. Los Angeles Municipal Code §§41.49(2), (3)(a), (4) (2015). The questi... More...   $0 (06-22-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Anthony Rolfe

DALLAS, TX — A local man who admitted willfully failing to file income tax returns for tax years 2010 and 2011 has been sentenced, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Anthony Rolfe was sentenced to serve a total of 22 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $100,490 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He pleaded guilty in... More...
   $0 (06-22-2015 - TX)

United States of America v. Megan Suzanne Jacob

EUGENE, OR – Megan Suzanne Jacob, 25, of Lane County, Oregon, was sentenced on June 17, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. Following her release from prison, Jacob will be on supervised release for five years.

Following a drug overdose death, the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Team and the FBI ... More...
   $0 (06-17-2015 - OR)

Terence James v. The State of Wyoming

[¶1] Terence James appeals his conviction for aiding and abetting aggravated robbery,
claiming the district court denied him the right to due process when it refused to instruct
the jury on his defense of duress. We conclude Mr. James was denied his right to a fair
trial when the district court ruled the duress defense instruction would not be given to the
jury after Mr. James tes... More...
   $0 (06-12-2015 - WY)

Alachua County v. Expedia, Inc.

This case is before this Court for review of the decision of the First District
Court of Appeal in Alachua County v. Expedia, Inc., 110 So. 3d 941 (Fla. 1st DCA
2013). In its decision, the district court certified the following question of great
public importance:
DOES THE “LOCAL OPTION TOURIST DEVELOPMENT ACT,”
CODIFIED AT SECTION 125.0104, FLORIDA STATUTES,
IMPOSE A T... More...
   $0 (06-11-2015 - FL)

Jessica Chan v. Peter Curran

After plaintiff and appellant Jessica Chan’s mother died from internal
hemorrhaging related to Coumadin use following heart surgery, Chan successfully sued
defendant and respondent Peter Curran for medical malpractice. Neither the sufficiency
of the evidence to support the malpractice verdict, nor any other issue associated with the
trial and the rendition of the jury verdict, is... More...
   $0 (06-09-2015 - CA)

Volo Khalatian v. Prime Time Shuttle, Inc.

Defendants Prime Time Shuttle, Inc. (Prime Time), Rideshare Airport
Management, LLC, formerly known as Rideshare Port Management, LLC, and Rattan
Joea appeal a trial court order denying their motion to compel arbitration of claims based
on the alleged misclassification of plaintiff Valo Khalatian as an independent contractor
rather than an employee. We find the Federal Arbitration ... More...
   $0 (06-09-2015 - CA)

Danny Farley v. Jacob Koepp

At 4:15 p.m. on Friday, March 8,
2013, the plaintiff’s attorney in this civil-rights case opened
an electronic case file in the Southern District of Illinois by
e-mailing the complaint and civil cover sheet to the clerk’s
office as required by the local court rules. The clerk received
the e-mail, opened a new case file in the Case Management/
Electronic Case Filing syst... More...
   $0 (06-08-2015 - IL)

United States of America v. David Parse

Defendant David Parse appeals from a judgment entered in the United States District
25 Court for the Southern District of New York following a jury trial before William H. Pauley III, Judge,
26 convicting him on one count of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341 and 2, and on one count
27 of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the administration of the internal reven... More...
   $0 (06-08-2015 - NY)

United States of America v. Elvin Alisuretove

Defendant Elvin Alisuretove1 pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to
commit wire fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349, arising out of his role in a
scheme that involved “skimming” debit card account information from
convenience store gas pumps and then using that account information to make
cash withdrawals from automated teller machines (ATMs). Alisuretove was
sen... More...
   $0 (06-08-2015 - OK)

United States of America v. Yusuf Reeves

MISSOULA, MT – Yusuf Reeves, 47, of Spokane Valley, Washington, pleaded guilty in Missoula federal court to drug and racketeering-related charges. He faces a mandatory prison sentence of five to forty years, up to five million dollars in fines, and at least four years supervised release for the drug crime. For the racketeering crime involving prostitution, he faces up to five years in prison, ... More...   $0 (06-01-2015 - MT)

United States of America v. Glen William Brunton

DALLAS, TX — A 28-year-old Dallas man appeared in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. Horan and pleaded guilty to a felony drug offense stemming from his role in the March 2014 heroin overdose death of a Dallas teenage girl, Rian Hannah Lashley, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Glen William Brunton, 28, pleaded guilty to one... More...
   $0 (05-27-2015 - TX)

Jeffrey Bonkowski v. Oberg Industries, Inc.

Plaintiff Jeffrey Bonkowski appeals from the order of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granting the summary judgment motion filed by Defendant Oberg Industries, Inc. (“Oberg”) with respect to his claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). In this appeal, the Court must interpret a Department of Labor (“DOL”) regulation—which state... More...   $0 (05-22-2015 - PA)

United States of America v. Reynaldo Vargas

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Former San Francisco Police Officer Reynaldo Vargas was sentenced to 12 months in prison for his participation in a conspiracy to steal money and property and provide illegal drugs to informants, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson.

Vargas, 46, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 25, 2014. He pl... More...
   $0 (05-21-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Travis Javier Cruz

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Travis Javier Cruz, age 38, of the Salt Lake City area, who traveled to California in October to pick up 73.8 pounds of methamphetamine from a supplier destined for distribution in Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute in U.S. District Court.

As a part of the plea agreement reached with federal prosecut... More...
   $0 (05-20-2015 - UT)

Mikob Properties, Inc., Allan Klein, and Mitchell Kobernick v. David Joachim, International Realty Concepts, Inc., and H.S. Joachim Family Limited Partnership LTD.

This breach of contract case arises out of a settlement agreement negotiated by business
people who were represented by counsel. Appellants assert five issues that present three areas of
dispute: (i) whether the trial court erroneously dismissed appellants’ claim that the appellees
breached a settlement agreement by pursuing a lawsuit not mentioned in the settlement
agreement; (i... More...
   $0 (05-19-2015 - TX)

United States of America v. Morgan Littleton

KANSAS CITY, MO – An Independence, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for using a child victim to produce child pornography. Morgan Littleton, 33, of Independence, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 60 years in federal prison without parole, which is the maximum statutory penalty. The court also ordered Littleton to pay $5,350 in restitution to his victim.

... More...
   $0 (05-19-2015 - MO)

In the Int of MC, MC, MC, MC, and MC, Children

Appellant father (“Father”) and appellant mother (“Mother”) separately appeal the trial court’s order terminating their parental rights to their five children. On appeal, neither parent challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support the trial court’s findings relating to the statutory grounds for termination. Rather, both contend the evidence is legally and factually insufficien... More...   $0 (05-18-2015 - TX)

United States of America v. Gilbert Myers Jr.

LOS ANGELES – A Georgia man who fraudulently booked airline reservations by pretending to be a flight crew member was sentenced today to six months in federal prison, as well as six months of home detention.

Gilbert Myers Jr., 38, of Atlanta, was sentenced this afternoon in Los Angeles by United States District Judge Dean D. Pregerson.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Preg... More...
   $0 (05-18-2015 - CA)

Pleasant Hill Community Development Corporation v. The Appraisal Review Board of Harris County and Harris County Appraisal District

Appellant Pleasant Hill Community Development Corporation sued the
appellees, the Appraisal Review Board of Harris County and Harris County
Appraisal District, based on their failure to hold a hearing on Pleasant Hill’s
alleged tax protests. Pleasant Hill appeals from the district court’s order dismissing
its suit and contends that the trial court erred in granting the plea to ... More...
   $0 (05-14-2015 - TX)

United States of America v. Manuel Pereyra

BOSTON, MA – A Mattapan man was indicted on drug distribution and firearms charges in U.S. District Court in Boston.

Manuel Pereyra, 27, was indicted on distribution of heroin, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, and receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment. Pereyra has been detained since he was arrested on a criminal complaint in April 2015.

Acco... More...
   $0 (05-14-2015 - MA)

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