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Lyda Swinerton Builders, Inc. v. Oklahoma Surety Company Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case involves several issues of Texas law relating to an insurer’s duty to defend and the damages that an insured may recover when an insurer breaches that duty. The district court, after disposing of much of the case through a series of partial summary judgment rulings and conducting a bench trial on one remaining claim, issued a final judgment that largely (though not entirely) favored the ... More...   $0 (12-25-2017 - TX)

T.H., a Minor, etc. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation California Supreme Court Building - Sacamento, California

Under California law, a brand-name drug manufacturer has a duty to warn
of known or reasonably knowable adverse effects arising from an individual’s use
of its drug. (See Stevens v. Parke, Davis & Co. (1973) 9 Cal.3d 51, 65.) In this
case, we examine whether — and if so, under what circumstances — a brandname
drug manufacturer may be sued under a theory of “warning label” liability... More...
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Elizabeth Wairimu Gitau v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Elizabeth Wairimu Gitau
petitions for review of a decision from the Board of Immigration
Appeals ("BIA") dismissing her appeal of an Immigration Judge's
("IJ") decision ordering her removal to Kenya. Having reviewed
the BIA's decision, including the decision of the IJ as adopted by
the BIA, see Guerrero v. Holder, 667 F.3d 74, 76 (1st Cir. 2012),
as well as the record and t... More...
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Albert Kanno v. Marwit Capital Partners II, LLP

The question posed by this appeal is whether a claim for breach of an oral
agreement was barred by the parol evidence rule. The oral agreement was made in
connection with a transaction by which three companies, of which Albert Kanno was the
majority shareholder, were sold to two Delaware corporations. The transaction was
documented principally by three writings, each of which had a... More...
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State of Ohio v. Donald Christon

Appellant, Donald J. Christon, III, lived with his mother, Juanita Wilson,
along with her young grandson Delbert Lear, and the victim, Tony Wilson, variously
described in the record as appellant’s older brother, half-brother or cousin.
{¶ 3} In the early hours of June 16, 2015, appellant used a butcher knife to stab the
victim five times in the chest, left arm and back. Appell... More...
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United States of America v. Antonia Marcos Diego and Antonio Francisco-Pablo Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Two Aliens Plead Guilty in Connection with Labor Trafficking Scheme That Targeted Guatemalan National for Forced Labor

Antonia Marcos Diego, 42, of Forks, Washington, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Tacoma, Washington, to one count of document servitude in furtherance of forced labor, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John M. Gore of the Justice Depart... More...
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State of Hawaii v. Donald J. Trump Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries1 from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive. To do so, we must consider the statutory and constitutional limits of the President’s power to curtail entry of foreign nationals in... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - HI)

Los Angeles Conservancy v. City of West Hollywood, Charles Company, Real Parties in Interest

Los Angeles Conservancy (Conservancy) petitioned
the superior court for a writ of mandate to compel the City of
West Hollywood (the City) to set aside the City’s approval of a real
estate development project known as “the Melrose Triangle” project.
The Conservancy argues that the environmental impact report
(EIR) was flawed in its analysis of alternatives to the project, theMore...
   $0 (12-22-2017 - CA)

Carolyn Jackson, Individually and on behalf of Jeffrey E. Jackson, deceased, Natosha Celestine and Terrance Jackson v. Daniel Garber Stroud, M.D.

This is an appeal from a take-nothing judgment entered after a jury trial in a medical malpractice case. Carolyn Jackson sued Daniel Garber Stroud, M.D., over the death of her husband, which occurred shortly after Stroud performed surgery
on him. During voir dire, Stroud, who is Caucasian, used three of his peremptory strikes to remove all black panelists from the panel of potential juro... More...
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On September 30, 2011, Halton filed three separate complaints, alleging that Burkert committed the petty disorderly persons offense of harassment on January 8, 9, and 11, 2011, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4(c).1 A three-day trial was held in
1 A petty disorderly persons offense is punishable by up to thirty days in jail. N.J.S.A. 2C:43-8.
the Elizabeth ... More...
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In 2014, Akron police officers stopped Patterson’s car. They found an open container of alcohol and a stolen pistol inside it. The state and federal governments filed charges. In state court, Patterson pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and driving with a suspended license. In federal court, he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession.
At his federal sentencing hearing, t... More...
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United States of America v. Citation Oil & Gas Corp. and Citation 2002 Investment Limited Partnership and Citation 2004 Investment Limited Partnership District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Citation Companies Agree to Pay $2.25 Million to Settle Civil False Claims Act Allegations

Citation Oil & Gas Corp. and its affiliates, Citation 2002 Investment Limited Partnership and Citation 2004 Investment Limited Partnership (collectively, “Citation”), have agreed to pay $2.25 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that they underpaid royalties owed o... More...
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United States ex rel. Mason v. HMA, et al, Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia

Dallas, TX - Two Physician Groups Pay Over $33 Million to Resolve Claims Involving HMA Hospitals

The Justice Department on December 19, 2017 announced settlements with two physician groups, EmCare Inc. (EmCare) and Physician’s Alliance Ltd (PAL), for allegedly receiving illegal remuneration in exchange for patient referrals to hospitals owned by the now-defunct Health Management Associate... More...
   $33000000 (12-20-2017 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Blake Kenneth Hagin, Gordon Rollins McAuliff and Sevey Silva Price Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Blake Kenneth Hagin, Gordon Rollins McAuliff and Sevey Silva Price with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: WE1, USE OF A VEHICLE IN DICHARGE OF A WEAPON, in violation of 21 O.S. 652
Date of Offense: 03/10/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
Mcauliff, Gordon Rollins Disposed: CONVICTION, 12/18/2017.
Count as Disposed: USE OF A VEH... More...
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Antoinette Rossetta v. Citimortgage, Inc.

Plaintiff Antoinette Rossetta appeals from a judgment dismissing her second
amended complaint1 after the trial court sustained a demurrer by defendants
CitiMortgage, Inc. (CitiMortgage) and U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for
Citicorp Residential Trust Series 2006-1 (2006-1 Trust). The complaint asserts causes of
action for intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepr... More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Dashawn Trevell Brown, a/k/a TOB and Shawny District of South Carolina Federal Courthouse - Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, SC - Member of Cowboys Gang in South Carolina Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for RICO Conspiracy

The last indicted member of the Cowboys gang, a violent street gang that originated in “Eastside” area of Walterboro, South Carolina, was sentenced December 15, 2017 to 20 years in prison in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dashawn Trevell Brown, aka TOB and S... More...
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United States of America v. Hailey Keele District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - North Ogden Woman Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud, Tax Evasion; Admits She Embezzled $843,673 From Her Employer

Hailey Keele, age 35, of North Ogden, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of tax evasion in federal court Wednesday afternoon in connection with a $843,673 embezzlement scheme at the business where she worked.

In court documents fi... More...
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Sophie P. Toulon v. Continental Casualty Company Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

In September 2002, Sophie Toulon applied for a Preferred Solution long-term care insurance policy (the Policy) issued by Continental Casualty Company. Continental provided Toulon with a “Long Term Care Insurance Personal Worksheet,” along with the application, to help her determine whether the Policy would work for her,
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given her financial circumstances. The Worksheet discuss... More...
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Jacqueline Lewis v. City of Union City, Georgia, Chief of Police Charles Odom Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Jacqueline Lewis, an African-American police detective in Union City,
Georgia, was terminated abruptly from her position after about ten years of service.
The ostensible reason was that Ms. Lewis was absent without leave—this
notwithstanding that the Union City Police Department (“UCPD”) only days
earlier had placed her on indefinite administrative leave pending resolution of theMore...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - GA)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company v. Hart High-Voltage Apparatus Repair and Testing Co., Inc.

Plaintiff Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sued defendant HART HighVoltage
Apparatus Repair and Testing Co., Inc. (HART) for negligently servicing a large
transformer at a hydroelectric power plant and for damages under Public Utilities Code1
section 7952. PG&E alleged it incurred dirct and indirect costs of approximately $8.1
HART filed a motion for summary adj... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Hoffner, Sr. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Bar Owner Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison

Michael Hoffner, Sr., 52, of Voorhees, New Jersey, was sentenced December 12, 2017 to 42 months in prison for wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg also imposed a three year term of supervised release and ordered the defendant to pay $87,060 in restitution and to forfei... More...
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James L. Joyce v. Maersk Line, Ltd. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Today we stop swimming against the tide of opinion on an important question of maritime law. Following the lead of several of our sister circuits, we now hold that a union contract freely entered by a seafarer – a contract that includes rates of maintenance, cure, and unearned wages – will not be reviewed piecemeal by courts unless there is evidence of
unfairness in the collective bargai... More...
   $0 (12-13-2017 - NJ)

United States of America v. Nebraska McAlpine Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Former Employee of U.S. Government contractor in Afghanistan sentenced to prison for accepting $250,000 in kickbacks from subcontractor

A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan was sentenced November 29, 2017 to 21 months in prison for accepting over $250,000 in illegal kickbacks from an Afghan subcontractor in return for his assistance in obtaining s... More...
   $0 (12-11-2017 - GA)

United States of America v. Roman Valeryevich Seleznev Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Russian cyber-criminal sentenced to 14 years in prison for role in massive online identity theft and bank fraud conspiracy

Russian cyber-criminal Roman Valeryevich Seleznev was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in a $50 million cyberfraud ring and for defrauding banks of $9 million through a hacking scheme.

“Cybercriminals have victimized our citizens fro... More...
   $0 (12-11-2017 - GA)

Mary Beth Mantiply v. Richard D. Horne and Patricia Nelson Horne Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Mary Mantiply appeals the district court’s order awarding Richard and Patricia Horne1 the attorneys’ fees and costs that they incurred because of her unsuccessful appeal of the damages award to the Hornes for her violation of the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic stay provision. This case involves an issue of first impression in this Circuit: whether the Bankruptcy Code authorizes payment of attorneys’ ... More...   $0 (12-11-2017 - AL)

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