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Randall Kevin Jones v. Officer S. Fransen, et al.

In history and literature, the name “Draco” has been associated with some notorious characters. Draco of ancient Greece is perhaps best known for the harsh legal code he composed, which inspired the word “draconian.” Antonios Loizides, Draco’s Law Code, ANCIENT HISTORY ENCYCLOPEDIA http://www.ancient.eu/ Dracos_Law_Code/ (last visited May 12, 2017). Draco Lucius Malfoy, of course, is Harry Potter’... More...   $0 (05-24-2017 - )

Laura Bartoni v. American Medical Response West

Current and former employees of an ambulance service company sued their
employer, alleging that its meal and rest period policies violate California law. Their
complaint alleges claims on behalf of a proposed class as well as non-class claims
concerning those same meal and rest period policies under Labor Code section 2698 et
seq., the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA).<... More...
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Wikimedia Foundation, et al. v. National Security Agency, et al.

The Wikimedia Foundation and eight other organizations appeal the dismissal of their complaint challenging Upstream surveillance, an electronic surveillance program operated by the National Security Agency (the “NSA”). The district court, relying on the discussion of speculative injury from Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, 133 S. Ct. 1138 (2013), held that the allegations in the complaint wer... More...   $0 (05-24-2017 - MD)

Sanjiv Goel, M.D., Inc. v. Regal Medical Group, Inc.

Appellant Sanjiv Goel, M.D., Inc.1 appeals from a judgment
following a court trial on his quantum meruit claim for fees for
emergency treatment rendered to four patients as an
interventional cardiologist. The trial court found that the fees
paid by Respondent Regal Medical Group, Inc. (Regal) for this
treatment reflected the reasonable value of the services that Goel
provid... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Komanekin, Jr. Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Neopit, Wisconsin Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offense on Menominee Indian Reservation

Joseph Komanekin, Jr. (age: 33) of Neopit, Wisconsin was sentenced to 2 years in prison and 3 years of supervised release after convictions for drug trafficking and a firearms offense on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The sentence was the result of guilty p... More...
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Kelvin Winn v. State of Tennessee South Memphis Man Convicted in Convenience Store Clerk’s Murder

At the Petitioner’s trial, the following proof was presented, as summarized by our court in its opinion on the Petitioner’s direct appeal:
This case arises out of the attempted robbery and shooting of the store clerk, Abdallah “Zack” Assaedi, at Sam’s Food Market in Memphis on November 21, 2008, for which the [Petitioner] was charged with one count of first degree felony murder.
State’s Pr... More...
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On September 11, 2008, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant, James Hawkins, for the premeditated first degree murder of Charlene Gaither, his girlfriend and the mother of his three children. The indictment also charged him with initiating a false report relative to her disappearance and with abuse of her corpse. The State filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty as to th... More...   $0 (05-23-2017 - TN)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CORLIOUS C. DYSON AKA CORLIOUS CORALL Opelousas Man Arrested In Alleged Murder On Hummingbird Lane

In the early morning of August 26, 2012, the victim, Clement Amos,
encountered Defendant, Corlious C. Dyson, standing outside a neighbor’s door.
When Mr. Amos questioned Defendant as to what he was doing, Defendant shot
the victim five times. Mr. Amos died as a result of the gunshot wounds.
Defendant was indicted for the August 26, 2012 second degree murder of
Clement Amos. A j... More...
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United States of America v. Xu Jiaqiang Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

White Plains, NY - Chinese National Pleads Guilty To Economic Espionage And Theft Of A Trade Secret From U.S. Company

Xu Jiaqiang Stole Valuable Source Code from Former Employer with Intent To Benefit the Chinese Government

XU JIAQIANG pled guilty to economic espionage and theft of a trade secret, in connection with XU’s theft of proprietary source code from XU’s former employer,... More...
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United States of America v. Euphemia Chinyeaka Okeke United State District Court for the Southern District of Texas - Houston

Houston, TX - Woman Convicted of Unlawfully Obtaining Citizenship Through Sham Marriage in Houston

A Louisville, Kentucky, resident has admitted she unlawfully obtained citizenship by entering into a sham marriage with a Houston man.

Nigerian native Euphemia Chinyeaka Okeke, 41, admitted to marrying a Houston resident and U.S. citizen while in Nigeria. She then applied for an im... More...
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Theresa Graham v. R.J Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al.

This appeal presents the questions whether due process forbids giving a
jury’s findings of negligence and strict liability in a class action against cigarette
manufacturers preclusive effect in a later individual suit by a class member and, if
not, whether federal law preempts the jury’s findings. Florida smokers and their
survivors filed a class action against several tobacco comp... More...
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Winn-Tech v. Nobuko Lawson

¶1 Defendant Lawson appeals an order granting prevailing-party attorney fees to Plaintiff Winn-Tech after Winn-Tech accepted an offer of judgment made by defendant Lawson pursuant 12 O.S. §1101.

¶2 Winn-Tech filed this case to foreclose a mechanic's and materialman's lien for work done on Lawson's house. Winn-Tech sought the sum of $11,014.34 plus monthly late fees of $35.00 per month. Tw... More...
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United States of America v. Prentice L. Johnson, Renina Letricia Wortham, a/k/a Renina Simmons-Wortham, and Enobahkare Malik Peterson Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Three Defendants sentenced for stealing over $4.3 Million in U.S. Government Funds

Prentice L. Johnson, Renina Letricia Wortham, a/k/a Renina Simmons-Wortham, and Enobahkare Malik Peterson have each been sentenced to two years, four months in federal prison for theft of government funds associated with the theft of a multi-million dollar U.S. Treasury check.

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Rebecca Ann Foster v. Barbara L. Dishman Beckham County Oklahoma Courthouse

Elk City, OK - Rebecca Ann Foster sued Barbara L. Dishman on an auto negligence theory.

Plaintiff claimed that defendant failed to yield the right-of-way when she failed stop at a stop sign on west 2nd Street.



Date Code Description Count Party Amount

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Ricky Koch v. United States of America

Plaintiff Ricky Koch fell and suffered personal injuries while aboard the
S.S. Altair, a public vessel owned by the United States and operated by its
agents. Koch, a 54 year-old foreman and employee of Economy Iron Works,
was inspecting the vessel in connection with his employer’s bidding on repair
work on the vessel. Koch and his wife, Susan Koch, brought this action in
federa... More...
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Joe Hardesty v. State Mining and Geology Board

In this suit under the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA)
(Pub. Resources Code § 2710 et. seq.),1 plaintiffs Joe and Yvette Hardesty (collectively,
Hardesty), attack findings by the State Mining and Geology Board (Board). The Board’s
disputed findings conclude there are no vested rights to surface mine at the Big Cut Mine
in El Dorado County (County, not a party her... More...
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United States of America v. Howard Hus Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - Mother And Son Sentenced To Prison For Fraudulent Corporate Tax Returns
Defendants Cheated IRS out of Approximately $400,000.

Howard Hsu was sentenced to 33 months in prison and his mother, Tracy Chang, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison today following their convictions on tax fraud charges. The sentences were handed down by the Honorable William H. ... More...
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United States of America v. Antonio DeJesus Perez-Martinez Federal Courthouses - Western District of Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - Ring Leader Of Gas-Pump Skimming And Identity-Theft Scheme Sentenced To 12 Years In Federal Prison

Scheme Stretched from Texas into Colorado, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan

Antonio DeJesus Perez-Martinez, 44, formerly of Austin, Texas, was sentenced today to serve 144 months, or exactly 12 years, in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for his leadership of a ... More...
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United States of America v. Brent S. Meisner Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Tacoma, WA - Former Defense Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Tax Fraud
Failed to Include Money He Embezzled from His Employer to Remodel His Personal Residence

The former defense contractor for an Alaska company operating in the State of Washington was sentenced on Friday, May 12, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 18 months in prison and one year of supervised rele... More...
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United States of America v. Joshua Brandon Vallum Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Gulfport, MS - Mississippi Man Sentenced To 49 Years in Prison for Bias-Motivated Murder of Transgender Woman in Lucedale, Mississippi

Joshua Brandon Vallum, 29, of Lucedale, Mississippi, was sentenced to 49 years in prison for assaulting and murdering Mercedes Williamson because she was a transgender woman.

Vallum pleaded guilty on Dec. 21, 2016, to a one-count Information that ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JOHN LEWIS Ninth District Court of Appeals

Mr. Lewis and his former girlfriend, the victim in this matter, began dating in
2007 and lived together at various points in time. Mr. Lewis described their relationship in
positive terms and indicated that the two were still communicating and working on their
problems when the incident giving rise to this appeal occurred. Meanwhile, the victim testified
that she had tried re... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. BRETT A. TURNER Court of Appeals Of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District

Turner was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, in violation of
R.C. 2911.01(A)(1) and (3), two counts of felonious assault, in violation of
R.C. 2903.13(A)(1) and (2), and one count of having a weapon while under disability, in
violation of R.C. 2923.13(A)(3). The aggravated robbery and felonious assault charges
included one- and three-year firearm specifications. T... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DOMINIQUE LENNON Cleveland man pleads not guilty in shooting that wounded child bystander

In October 2015, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Lennon on ten
counts: attempted murder of the first victim, D.D., in violation of R.C. 2923.02 and
2903.02(A), a first-degree felony, with one- and three-year firearm specifications; two
counts of felonious assault against D.D. in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1) and
2903.11(A)(2), second-degree felonies, with one- and three... More...
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United States of America v. John Michael Carrillo Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Mescalero Apache Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Assault Charge

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

John Michael Carrillo, 27, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, N.M., pled guilty to an assault charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Carr... More...
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United States of America v. Julio Perez-Torres

Alexandria, VA - Graduate Student Sentenced for Attempting to Entice Minors

A Rome, New York, man was sentenced to 120 months in prison for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity.

Julio Perez-Torres, 26, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady of the Eastern District of Virginia who also ordered him to serve 20 years of superv... More...
   $0 (05-13-2017 - VA)

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