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United States of America v. Lisa McLaren Janick Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Port Charlotte Woman Pleads Guilty To Health Care Fraud

Lisa McLaren Janick (47, Port Charlotte) on July 20, 2018 pleaded guilty to two counts of health care fraud. McLaren Janick faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to the plea agreement, McLaren Janick, while employed as a marketer for... More...
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Thomas W. Sikes v. United States Department of the Navy Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

We must decide whether the United States Department of the Navy improperly withheld documents related to the suicide of Admiral J.M. Boorda in response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act.
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In 1996, United States Navy Admiral J.M. Boorda, then Chief of Naval Operations, committed suicide in Washington, D.C. He left two suicide notes at his home: one addressed to his sai... More...
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Patrick Lafferty v. Wells fargo Bank, N.A.

This is the third appeal that comes to us in this case, which arises out of Patrick
and Mary Lafferty’s purchase of a defective motor home from Geweke Auto & RV
Group (Geweke) with an installment loan funded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (Wells
Fargo).
In Lafferty v. Wells Fargo Bank (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 545 (Lafferty I), this
court affirmed in part and reversed in part the actio... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ISRAEL D. LUGO

Israel Lugo appeals his being classified as a sexual predator under the version of
R.C. 2950.09 in effect at the time of the offense. He appeals no other aspect of his convictions
for rape and the unrelated vehicular manslaughter.
{¶2} According to the prosecutor, in 2004, the victim blacked out from her voluntary, but
excessive, consumption of alcohol or drugs. She awoke in ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. TERRANCE TIMMONS, JR.

Appellant was indicted in the underlying cases for drug-related offenses occurring in
August and October 2016. Appellant entered guilty pleas to some of the charges, with the
remaining counts being nolled. He was sentenced to a total aggregate prison term on all three
cases of 14.5 years.
{¶3} In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-611004-A, appellant pled guilty to the following
c... More...
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State of Ohio v. Dana L. Wenner

On May 19, 2017, an indictment was issued against appellant for grand theft
in violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(3), a felony of the fourth degree.
{¶ 3} The charge stemmed from appellant repeatedly lying to the victim, Bryan
Hoang, to obtain over $90,000. Specifically, appellant lied about her medical condition
and about needing money to pay her medical expenses, when in reality... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- WALTER RENZ

In the summer of 2015, appellant and his girlfriend, Linda Buckner, were the
next-door neighbors of Patsy Hudson, who lived alone at 284 Spring Street in Mansfield,
Ohio. Hudson, then in her early sixties and on disability, was known to rescue and take
care of a large number of cats in or around her house. Her adult son, Lonnie Clevenger,
drove trucks for a living, but he peri... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ERIC J. TURNER

The events in question occurred on January 1, 2017, when Turner willfully eluded an officer after being signaled to stop and ultimately crashed his car into an OSHP cruiser. On January 5, 2017, Turner was indicted for failure to comply, vandalism (of the cruiser), receiving stolen property (a stolen license plate on the car he was driving), OVI, and aggravated possession of drugs (Percocet).... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CHRISTOPHER C. REMY

The State’s evidence at trial established the following facts. {¶ 4} In November 2012, Remy, who was then 24 years old, met his wife, Tamara; he moved in with her the following month. The two married in March 2013 and resided in the top half of a duplex in Springfield, Ohio. Tamara has three daughters from a prior relationship: D.C., J.C., and K.C. The girls were six, four, and almost three... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Dr. Firoz Patka Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Court Orders Largest Diversion Civil Penalty against a Physician in Southern District Of Georgia History

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia entered a default judgment against Dr. Firoz Patka, of Martinez, Georgia, totaling $1.2 million. In May 2017, the United States filed a complaint against Dr. Patka for violations of the Controlled Sub... More...
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Aaron Clark v. State of Indiana

Clark had an arrangement with Stephanie Harmon to do odd jobs in exchange for permission to live in a small room in the back of a building in Lawrenceburg. In June 2016, Stephanie contacted the doctor of her mother, Brenda Harmon, pretended to be Brenda, and requested a refill of Brenda’s hydrocodone prescription. At Stephanie’s direction, Clark pretended to be Brenda’s son, picked up the p... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - IN)

Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals vs. Deer River Health Care Center and MHA Insurance Co. and Essentia Health-Deer River and Berkley Risk Administrators Co. and Midwest Spine & Brain Institute and Essentia Health

Respondent Janet Hufnagel filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2015 for work
related aggravations to a low-back condition that resulted from an admitted work-related
injury in 2009. At all relevant times, Hufnagel worked at the same job, performing the
same duties, at the same physical location. But between the 2009 injury and the later
aggravations sustained in 2014 and 201... More...
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Gary Clark v. Robert Colbert

This case involves an encounter between law enforcement and a
schizophrenic individual suffering a psychotic episode. Officers from the
Wagoner County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from Gary Clark’s
brother, who was having troubling restraining him. The Sheriff’s Department, in
turn, requested help from the neighboring Broken Arrow Police Department. The
Broken Arrow... More...
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State of Iowa v. Matthew Lee Murphy Second-degree sexual abuse

The following facts can be gleaned from the evidence presented to the jury.
On February 20, 2016, eleven-year-old A.T. and her older sister, M.T., spent the
night at Murphy’s house. Murphy was a family friend of the girls’ parents after
being engaged to A.T.’s aunt, her mother’s sister. After his fiancé passed away
the families remained close. The girls referred to Murphy a... More...
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Vincent McFadden v. State of Missouri

The detailed facts are set out in Mr. McFadden’s prior appeals and will be repeated here only insofar as they are relevant to his postconviction claims. On May 15, 2003, Eva Addison1 was at Maggie Jones’ house on Blakemore in Pine Lawn when Mr. McFadden arrived at the house with a friend.2 Eva and Mr. McFadden had a child together. When Mr. McFadden got out of the car, he kissed the child, ... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Jorge Luis Martinez-Hernandez Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Convicted Alien Smuggler Sentenced to 97 Months in Custody for Event that Left Two People Dead

Jorge Luis Martinez-Hernandez, a Mexican citizen with a prior alien smuggling conviction, was sentenced in federal court yesterday to more than eight years in prison for his role in a smuggling incident that left two undocumented immigrants dead.

The sentence was handed ... More...
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Lecia L. Shorter v. Leroy D. Baca, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Lecia L. Shorter appeals the district court’s partial grant of summary judgment in favor of the County of Los Angeles, Leroy Baca, Jacqueline Ortiz, and Alejandra Avalos (the County or County Defendants) on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 inadequate medical care claim, and the denial of Shorter’s motion for a new trial on her § 1983 claim based on her classification as mentally ill, her conditions of confine... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

ALISE WENNING, et al. v. ADVANCED SPINE JOINT AND WELLNESS CENTER, et al. MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

In May 2014, Alise Wenning began receiving chiropractic care at Defendant
Appellee Advanced Spine Joint and Wellness Center, LLC (“Advanced Spine”) in Medina.
Following a chiropractic treatment on November 13, 2014, while Mrs. Wenning was still in the
lobby, she began experiencing stroke-like symptoms. An ambulance was called and Mrs.
Wenning was taken to a hospital. Subsequ... More...
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United States of America v. City of New York City Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - City of New York Agrees to Pay $20.8 Million to Settle Federal Discrimination Charges Made by Registered Nurses

Federal Suit Alleges City Discriminated Against City-Employed Registered Nurses and Midwives by not Recognizing their Work as “Physically Taxing”

Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and Richard P.... More...
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United States ex rel. Davis, et al. v. Southern SNF Management, Inc., et al., Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mobile, AL - Two Consulting Companies and Nine Affiliated Skilled Nursing Facilities to Pay $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Southern SNF Management, Inc., Rehab Services in Motion d/b/a Dynamic Rehab and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities in Florida and Alabama have agreed to resolve allegations ... More...
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Jeremy Fletchall v. State of Indiana

On August 23, 2013, the State charged Fletchall with three Counts of Class B
felony dealing in a narcotic drug and two Counts of Class B felony dealing in a
schedule II controlled substance in Cause No. 34D01-1308-FB-643 (FB-643).
One Count of Class B felony dealing in a schedule II controlled substance was
later dismissed. On January 7, 2015, while Fletchall was out on bond ... More...
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Robert Ryan Fleming v. State of Indiana

On February 8, 2017, Fleming was being booked into the Cass County Jail3 and
was asked to provide a medical history. His responses to certain questions
caused Shift Supervisor Steve Taylor (“Officer Taylor”) to treat Fleming as a

1 Ind. Code § 35-42-2-1(c)(1); (g)(5)(A). 2 I.C. § 35-50-2-8. 3 The record does not reveal the reason for... More...
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William Clyde Gibson v. State of Indiana

This appeal stems from Gibson’s murder of Hodella. However, resolution of this case necessitates an account of the facts and procedural history surrounding Gibson’s murders of two other women, Stephanie Kirk and Christine Whitis. As such, we set forth an account of the facts and procedural history of all three murders. [4] On October 10, 2002, Hodella met Gibson at a bar located in Jefferso... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - IN)

Joshua Travis Hall v. State of Indiana

In 2016, Hall and his girlfriend, Rustim Rehmel, resided together. On August
15, Hall and Rehmel were involved in a physical altercation outside of a bar.1
During the fight, Hall punched and kicked Rehmel in her head and face. A
bystander called 9-1-1, and Farmersburg Town Marshall George McAdams
responded. Marshall McAdams interviewed Rehmel, who informed him that
Hal... More...
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Joshua D. Preston v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

The facts supporting Preston’s convictions as set forth by this court on his direct
appeal are as follows:
In early August 2010, Preston was babysitting N.B., the eightmonth-old child of his girlfriend, Michelle Bowling (“Bowling”). Preston told Bowling that N.B. had fallen off his lap and hit her head on a television stand. Bowling observed a rug burn on N.B.’s head and some bruising a... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - IN)

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