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United States of America v. David Kevin Lewis

David Kevin Lewis challenges his convictions for one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and twenty-three counts of securities fraud. For the following reasons, we AFFIRM the convictions.
I. BACKGROUND
David Kevin Lewis was indicted alongside co-defendant Bruce Kyle Griffith on one count of conspiracy in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 and twenty-three counts of securities fraud a... More...
   $0 (12-08-2014 - TX)

In the Interest of R.T.M. and I.M., Children

Raechel and Raymond (the mother and father, respectively, of R.T.M. and I.M.) appeal from the termination of their parental rights to the children, who were aged three and five years old. The issues they raise each deal with what they claim to be the insufficiency of the evidence to terminate the parent-child relationship with each of them and to justify the appointment of the Texas Department of ... More...   $0 (12-08-2014 - )

The District of Columbia, et al. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.

Baltimore, MD - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Division, joined by 45 other Attorneys General, entered into a $3.8 million settlement with Sirius XM Radio Inc., resolving allegations that the New York-based satellite radio company engaged in misleading advertising and billing practices.

"Consumers shouldn't have to read the super-fine prin... More...
   $3800000 (12-06-2014 - DC)

United States of America v. James Douglas Pielsticker

TULSA, OK – James Douglas Pielsticker, former Chief Executive Officer and President of Arrow Trucking Company, was arraigned today in U.S. District Court in Dallas, Texas, on bank fraud and tax fraud charges stemming from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations. Jonathan Leland Moore, former Chief Financial Officer of Arrow... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - OK)

United States of America v. Vincent Clark

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VINCENT CLARK, also known as “Nu-Nu” and “Duke,” 33, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 140 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for trafficking crack cocaine.

According to court documents and statem... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - CT)

United States of America v. Jose Huco Cruanes

On July 29, 1982, Jose Hugo Cruanes pled guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846. Case: 13-15057 Date Filed: 12/05/2014 Page: 1 of 6
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On October 8, 1982, the District Court pronounced sentence. The court found “reasonable grounds to believe” that Cruanes, then 24 years of age, “w[ould] benefit from treatment... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - FL)

Arvita M. Coleman v. Michael Bland

Pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.400(c), Arvita M. Coleman
(“Former Wife”) seeks review of a trial court order that she contends awarded her
attorney’s fees, but denied her motion for taxation of appellate costs.
Former Wife previously appealed the final judgment, later amended, dissolving
her marriage to Michael Bland (“Former Husband”). At that time, we... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Manuel Trinidad-Acosta

Defendants-Appellants Manuel
Trinidad-Acosta ("Trinidad") and Ed Cogswell ("Cogswell") were
convicted for their involvement in a conspiracy to distribute
cocaine base (or "crack cocaine"). They appeal their convictions
and sentences, citing a number of alleged trial and sentencing
errors. We have reviewed their claims carefully and do not find
merit in any of them. Accordin... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - ME)

Yazan Khatib v. Old Dominion Insurance Company

The issue in this case is whether Old Dominion Insurance Company has a duty to defend and indemnify four doctors who are defendants in a third-party
defamation claim, appended to a multi-faceted action for fraud, conversion, civil conspiracy, breach of contract, and other causes of action, being prosecuted by them against the president and founder of a medical practice they all once enjoyed to... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - FL)

Karen Whitney v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Phillip Morris USA, Inc.

In this non-Engle1 progeny tobacco case, Appellant appeals a directed verdict in favor of Appellees on her negligence and strict liability claims, the trial court’s denial of her request for a jury instruction addressing a claim of negligent misrepresentation, and the final judgment in favor of Appellees on the claim for failure to warn. As explained below, we reverse the directed verdict and af... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - FL)

United States of America v. Thomas O'Brien

KANSAS CITY, MO – A Rhode Island man has pleaded guilty in federal court to the attempted sex trafficking of a child.

Thomas O’Brien, 54, of Rhode Island, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to the charge contained in a Dec. 11, 2013, federal indictment.

By pleading guilty today, O’Brien admitted that he was involved in the sex trafficking of a victim ... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - MO)

United States of America v. Adrian Briciu

BOISE, ID — Adrian Briciu, 32, a Romanian national residing in Sun Valley, Idaho, was sentenced to three years of probation and a $1,000 fine for unlawful procurement of United States citizenship, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also entered an order revoking Briciu’s fraudulently obtained naturalization and United States citizenship. Brici ple... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - ID)

In the Interest of J.W.V. and L.M.V., Children

Appellant the mother appeals the trial court’s final order terminating her parental rights to her two children, J.W.V. and L.M.V., and appointing intervenors D.C.C. and M.L.C., permanent managing conservators of the children.1 The mother’s court-appointed appellate counsel filed a motion to withdraw as counsel supported by a brief. In her brief, counsel states she conducted a professional eval... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - TX)

Texas Farm Bureau Underwriters v. Terry Graham, Jr.

Terry Graham, Jr., shot and killed would-be burglar, Hiram Joshua Chambers, at Graham’s ranch house in Smith County, Texas.1 In successfully defending the resulting wrongful death lawsuit by Chambers’ family members,2 Graham incurred $130,841.43 in defense costs, which Graham seeks to recover from Texas Farm Bureau Underwriters (Underwriters), the issuer of Graham’s Texas Farm and Ranch Owne... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - TX)

Wendy Gregory v. Mary Fallin and The State of Oklahoma, Office of the Governor

COMES NOW the Plaintiff, Wendy Gregory, and submits her causes of action for
Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against the Defendant, Honorable Mary Fallin, in her official
capacity as Governor of the State of Oklahoma, and the State of Oklahoma Office of the
Governor (“Governor’s Office”together as “Defendants”) pursuant to the Oklahoma Open
Records Act, 51 OS. §24A.l, ... More...
   $125000 (12-05-2014 - OK)

The State of Texas v. Valerie Saxion, Inc.

In two issues in this accelerated interlocutory appeal, Appellants the State of Texas and Greg Abbott, in his official capacity as Attorney General of the State of Texas (collectively, the State) argue that the trial court erred by denying their
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plea to the jurisdiction on the Free Exercise and federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) claims of Appellees Valerie Saxion, Inc. and ... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - TX)

Adoption of I.M., a Minor.

S.R., the presumed father of I.M. (father), appeals from the trial court’s order finding I.M.’s adoption by her stepfather could proceed without father’s consent. The court’s order was based on the ground that father had failed to communicate with I.M. and pay for her care and support for over one year, under Family Code section 8604, subdivision (b).1 We affirm.
PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND<... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - CA)

Michael Drell v. Bob M. Cohen

Defendants Bob M. Cohen and Bob M. Cohen and Associates Law Corporation represented nonparty Paul Slack in a personal injury action on a contingent fee basis. They withdrew from the representation and plaintiff Michael Drell took over Mr. Slack’s case. Defendants asserted an attorney fee lien, informing one of the insurers in the personal injury case that any payment of funds to Mr. Slack was su... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - cA)

Dagmar Hale v. Sharp Healthcare

This is Dagmar Hale's second appeal in a class action against Sharp Healthcare and Sharp Grossmont Hospital (together Sharp) contending Sharp unfairly charged her and other uninsured patients more for emergency services than the fees it accepted from patients covered by private insurance or governmental plans. In the first appeal, we partially reversed a judgment of dismissal following a demurrer.... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - CA)

The People v. Leonard Eldyn Oemhigen

In January 2013, defendant Leonard Eldyn Oehmigen filed a petition for the recall of his April 1998 indeterminate life sentence pursuant to Penal Code section 1170.126.2 The statute, enacted as part of a November 2012 initiative measure, provides retrospective relief under narrow criteria from indeterminate life sentences imposed for recidivism. Defendant alleged that he was eligible for resentenc... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - CA)

J.B.B. Investment Partners, Ltd. v. R. Thomas Fair

R. Thomas Fair (Fair), Bronco RE Corporation (Bronco), BRE Boulevard LLC (Boulevard) and BRE Cameron Creek LLC (Cameron; collectively, defendants) appeal from a judgment following the trial court’s grant of a motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 664.6 by J.B.B. Investment Partners, Ltd. (JBB) and Silvester Rabic (collectively, plaintiffs) to enforce a settlement between plaintiffs ... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - CA)

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)

United States of America v. Paul S. Devine

SAN JOSE, CA – Paul S. Devine was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison, and ordered to pay $4,464,664 in restitution for wire fraud, conspiracy, money laundering, and engaging in transactions in criminally-derived property, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson, and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Acting Special Agen... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Jovita Belmonte-Gonzalez, et al.

Las Cruces, NM – Two more residents of Las Cruces, N.M., have entered guilty pleas in Las Cruces federal court to heroin trafficking charges in five cases filed in 2013 as the result of a multi-agency investigation into drug trafficking in Doña Ana County, N.M.

Esther Soliz, 50, pled guilty in Las Cruces federal court this morning to participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy und... More...
   $0 (12-05-2014 - NM)

State of Delaware v. Otis Phillips

Wilmington, DE - The State of Delaware charged Otis Phillips with first-degree murder in conjunction with the shooting death of Herman Curry and manslaughter in conjunction with the death of Alexander Kamara, Jr., age 16, on July 8, 2012. The State claimed that Phillips "executed" Curry and sought the death penalty. ... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - DE)

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