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GMRI, Inc. v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration

GMRI, Inc. (GMRI or the Company), a restaurant operator, appeals from a
judgment entered in favor of the State Board of Equalization (the Board) after the
2
trial court granted the Board’s summary judgment motion.1
The trial court concluded
a 15 or 18 percent gratuity restaurant managers automatically added to parties of eight
or more without first conferring with the cus... More...
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United States of America v. Calvin Anthony Miller Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - St. Louis Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking

a St. Louis, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a sex trafficking conspiracy.

Calvin Anthony Miller, also known as “Cerius Blacc,” 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to the charges contained in a Nov. 2, 2016, federal indictment. In addition to the conspiracy, M... More...
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Evan Weiss v. The People ex rel. Department of Transportation


Plaintiffs sued defendants People ex rel. Department of Transportation
(CalTrans), and Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA; collectively,
Agencies), for inverse condemnation and nuisance. The complaint alleged a freeway
sound wall the Agencies built directly across the freeway from Plaintiffs’ homes
increased the noise and dust Plaintiffs experienced, interfered with ... More...
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Walter Shuker; Vivian Shuker v. Smith & Nephew, P.L.C.; Smith & Nephew, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

With the Medical Device Amendments of 1976, Congress added comprehensive medical device approval processes to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, prescribing tiers of federal requirements for certain devices corresponding to the device’s inherent risk level. In exchange for compliance with the strictest federal mandates, Congress afforded manufacturers express preemption from state laws impo... More...   $0 (03-02-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Roger Blaisdell Federal Courthouse - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD - Minnesota Man Sentenced to 210 Months for Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct

A Pipestone, Minnesota, man convicted of Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on February 26, 2018.

Roger Blaisdell, age 60, was sentenced to 210 months in custody, followed by 10 years of super... More...
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Gail Guidry and Allen Guidry v. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. et al. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

New Orleans, LA - Gail Guidry and Allen Guidry sued Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C. and Marriott International, Inc. on negligence theories.... More...   $0 (02-26-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Brooke Danielle Beckley Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Springfield, MO - Nixa Woman Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking Murder

A Nixa, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for her role in the murder of a Mexican national who was executed to help her avoid paying a debt owed in a drug-trafficking conspiracy.

Brooke Danielle Beckley, 21, of Nixa, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 40 y... More...
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Ralph Janvey v. Peter Romero District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Appellee Peter Romero filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition after he was found liable for $1.275 million to the victims of a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Appellant Ralph Janvey, the receiver in the Ponzi scheme litigation, moved to dismiss Romero’s bankruptcy petition for cause under 11 U.S.C. § 707(a). The bankruptcy court denied the motion, and the district court affirmed the bankruptcy cou... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Deldrick D. Jackson Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Atlanta, GA - Federal prisoner sentenced for running a taxi service for escaped inmates

U.S. Penitentiary inmate Deldrick D. Jackson has been sentenced to an additional one year, six months in federal prison for running an inmate taxi service and a contraband smuggling operation and with his fiancée Kelly Bass.

“Inmates who escape from prison threaten the safety of our communiti... More...
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Delane Hurley v. California Department of Parks and Recreation

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.1110, this opinion is certified for
publication with the exception of parts I, III, and V through VII.

Plaintiff Delane Hurley appeals a judgment in her action against defendants
California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Leda Seals (together
Defendants) that alleged, inter alia, causes of action for sexual orientation... More...
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United States of America v. Sajmir Alimenmeti, a/k/a "Abdul Qawii" Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Bronx Man Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS And Passport Fraud In Furtherance Of Terrorism
Sajmir Alimehmeti, a/k/a “Abdul Qawii,” Adorned His Apartment with an ISIS Flag, Purchased Combat Knives and Other Military-Type Equipment, Provided Advice and Assistance to an Individual He Believed to be Traveling to Syria to Fight... More...
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Save Lafayette v. City of Lafayette

Appellants Save Lafayette and Michael Griffiths appeal the trial court’s denial of
their petition for a peremptory writ of mandate requiring respondent City of Lafayette
(the City) to submit appellants’ referendum to a public vote. The City amended its
general plan to allow for a residential development in an area formerly designated as
administrative and office space. After the ti... More...
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United States of America v. Eric Nathaniel Agee District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, OR - Armed Drug Traffickers from Marion and Linn County Receive Federal Prison Sentences

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Eric Nathaniel Agee, 39, of Linn County, Oregon, to 15 years in federal prison for possession of methamphetamine and a stolen firearm. The day prior, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Judge Aiken sentenced Shawna Marie Smith, 30, also a resident of ... More...
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State of Missouri v. Phillip Douglas and Jennifer M. Gaulter Jackson County Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

The state appeals from the circuit court’s order sustaining the defendants’ motions
to suppress all evidence seized pursuant to a warrant authorizing search of a residence for
stolen items. The state admits an officer submitted a prepared search warrant form, which
was then executed by a circuit judge, authorizing a search for any deceased human fetus
or corpse despite the fact the... More...
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United States of America v. Marcus Dieter Felder Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - Jury Convicts San Francisco Man Of Credit Card Fraud And Identity Theft

Marcus Dieter Felder was convicted of access device fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Spradlin, and Secret Service Special ... More...
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E.W. v. Rosemary Dolgos and WICOMICO County Sheriff's Department District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This matter involves a school resource officer’s decision to handcuff a calm, compliant elementary school student for fighting with another student three days prior. The child brought a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for excessive use of force in violation of the Fourth Amendment and several state law claims. On a motion for summary judgment, the district court concluded that the officer’s conduct d... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Arthur Larange Lee, Jr. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Gainesville, FL - Gainesville Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Crimes

After a three-day trial, Arthur Larange Lee Jr., 34, of Gainesville, was convicted on February 7, 2018 in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville of sex trafficking by force and use of a facility of interstate commerce to promote prostitution.

Lee abducted a drug-addicted woman from the parking lot of a Gaines... More...
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Henry Mu v. Omni Hotels Management Corporation, a/k/a Omni Hotels District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

During the early hours of
August 24, 2014, an unidentified group of individuals assaulted
Appellant Henry Mu ("Mu") in the lobby of the Omni Providence Hotel
(the "Hotel"), which Appellee Omni Hotels Management Corporation
("Omni") operates. Mu sued Omni for negligence. The district
court granted summary judgment to Omni, finding Mu's claims
deficient with respect to three ... More...
   $0 (02-07-2018 - RI)

United States of America v. David E. Schultz Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis County Man Sentenced for Scamming Individuals

David E. Schultz defrauded multiple victims by falsely stating that he could provide various legal remedies to them. He demanded victims provide him cash or assets, such as jewelry, gold, silver, and other items of value that could quickly be converted into cash in exchange for future services. Schultz demanded victi... More...
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United States of America v. Ricardo Burgos Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Aspiring Rapper Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Gun While Filming a Music Video

An aspiring rapper from Chicago has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for illegally possessing a handgun while filming a music video.

RICARDO BURGOS, 31, possessed the gun in January 2016 while filming the rap music video ... More...
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Arthur Glover v. Nettoyer Cleaning & Services and Mayo Hotel & Lofts MT, LLC d/b/a The Mayo Hotel MoreLaw Helping People Find Lawyers On The Internet 918-582-6422

Tulsa, OK - Arthur Glover sued Nettoyer Cleaning & Services and Mayo Hotel & Lofts MT, LLC d/b/a The Mayo Hotel on negligence theories.

Issue # 1. Issue: NEGLIGENCE (GENERAL) (NEGL)
Filed By: GLOVER, ARTHUR
Filed Date: 09/08/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: MAYO HOTEL & LOFTS MT, LLC Disposed: DISMISSED - SETTLED, 01/11/2018. Dismissed- Settled
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United States of America v. Gilbert Wayne Wiles, Jr. District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

The district judge aptly described this case as one “surrounded in mystery.” (R.
Vol. 2 at 160.) While the exact details remain a mystery, it is no mystery that Gilbert
Wayne Wiles, Jr., and his co-defendant Scott Lewis were up to no good.
* This order and judgment is an unpublished decision, not binding precedent. 10th
Cir. R. 32.1(A). Citation to unpublished decisions is not enco... More...
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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. TREVOR WILKS FORTE

In addressing the suppression motion before trial, the trial court heard these
facts. On 8 November 2012, Officer Charlie Espinoza (“Officer Espinoza”) of the
Greenville Police Department contacted Detective Steven Cottingham (“Detective
Cottingham”) of the Greenville Police Department and told him that a known drug
dealer -- Mr. Oliver -- was in custody for a narcotics invest... More...
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Martin Flores v. The State of Texas Authorities find, arrest man accused of sexual assault of a child

The grand jury indicted Appellant on two separate counts for the offense of sexual assault of a child. Under Count One, the indictment alleged that Appellant intentionally and knowingly caused the penetration of M.B.’s sexual organ with his sexual organ while M.B. was under the age of seventeen. Under Count Two, the indictment alleged that Appellant intentionally and knowingly caused the penetra... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - TX)

David Pittington v. Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, L.L.C. Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Plaintiffs who successfully prove that they
were fired in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) are
presumptively entitled to back pay for the amount they would have earned had they not been
unlawfully terminated. Such awards are intended to compensate fully plaintiffs for the wrongs
that they suffered. For the same reason, an award of prejudgment int... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - TN)

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