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United States of America v. Asmerom "Ace" Keleta

St. Louis, MO - Federal Jury Finds Tax Preparer Guilty on Preparing Fraudulent Tax Returns

After a four-day trial, a federal jury returned two verdicts for the United States finding that Asmerom �Ace� Keleta conspired to defraud the United States through tax fraud and prepared fraudulent tax returns.

According to court documents, Keleta, 32, of St. Louis, operated Unive... More...
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United States of America v. Edward N. Levine District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - . The government is represented by Trial Attorney Ryan Connors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn Newman, and paralegals Christopher Kopf and Amanda Backer.

Edward N. Levine, 67, a resident of Novato, California, was sentenced on March 23, 2018 to 27 months in prison and followed by three years of supervised release for the sale of two black rhinoceros horns in Las Vegas. Le... More...
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Kenneth Lee Hawkins v. The State of Texas

On January 1, 1996, then-16-year-old S.G. lived in a facility that housed
juveniles who were transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. To celebrate
the holidays, the facility took the juvenile residents, including S.G., to a Houston
park where they stayed all day. However, at the end of day, S.G. missed the van
that brought the residents back to the facility. S.G. wa... More...
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Monica A. Gutierrez, et al. v. Juse Luis Vargas, M.D., et al.

Petitioner Monica A. Gutierrez (Monica), together with her parents Javier and Monica E. Gutierrez (collectively Petitioners), seeks review of the decision of the Third District Court of Appeal in Vargas v. Gutierrez, 176 So. 3d 315 (Fla. 3d DCA 2015), on the ground that it expressly and directly conflicts with decisions of other district courts of appeal on a question of law. We have jurisdict... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - FL)

Omar Norvil Whylie Lewin v. Attorney General of the United States of America United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals

This immigration case raises a single question: whether the petitioners conviction under New Jerseys Receiving Stolen Property Statute, N.J. Stat. Ann. 2C:20-7(a), constitutes an aggravated felony under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 66 Stat. 163, as amended. 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(43)(G). We conclude that it does and, accordingly, will deny the petition for review.

I. BAC... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Olic Porter District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Man Convicted of Hate Crime for Using a Stun Device During a Racially-Motivated Assault of His Neighbor

Following a three-day trial, a jury found Mark Porter, 59, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, guilty yesterday of committing a federal hate crime when he used a stun device during the racially-motivated assault of a neighbor at his apartment complex in Draper, Utah. Ass... More...
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Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as Eleanor No. 1, which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
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United States of America v. Lester Levell Singleton Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Importation of Chemicals to Manufacture Spice

Lester Singleton, 35, of Jackson, was sentenced on March 20, 2018 by U.S. District Chief Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to 108 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in importing the controlled substance 5-Fluoro-PB-22.

On April 19, 2015, ... More...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Contrice Travis v. Exel, Inc. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

A jury awarded the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the EEOC) and Contrice Travis back pay, compensatory damages, and punitive damages after finding that Traviss employer, Exel, Inc., discriminated against her because of her sex. The discrimination occurred when Dave Harris, Traviss supervisor, denied her a promotion in favor of Michael Pooler, a male employee. After the verdict, Exel ... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - GA)

Abraham Aleiandro Gonzalez-Alarcon v. Adrian P. Macias District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abraham Gonzalez-Alarcon filed a habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. 2241
alleging specific facts which, if proven, would demonstrate that he is a United States
citizen. He seeks release from custody from Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) following ICEs reinstatement of a prior order of removal on that basis.
Dismissing Gonzalez-Alarcons petition, the district court concl... More...
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J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC v. City of San Jose

Plaintiff SV Care operated a medical marijuana collective in a commercial zoning
district in San Jose. Plaintiff J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC owns the building in which SV
Care operated. Defendants City of San Jose and City of San Jose Appeals Hearing Board
(collectively, the City) determined that a medical marijuana collective was not an
authorized use of the subject property and... More...
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United States of America v. Alfredo Cardenas-Suastegui Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Fresno, California

Fresno, CA - Mexican National Sentenced for Destructive Marijuana Cultivation Operation in Sequoia National Forest in Kern County

Alfredo Cardenas-Suastegui (Cardenas), 57, of Michoacn, Mexico, was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana in the Sequoia National Forest, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott anno... More...
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Quanta Computer, Inc. v. Japan Communications, Inc.

A Taiwanese company entered into a contract to
manufacture and sell cellular telephones to a Japanese
company. The parties negotiated a forum selection clause
mandating that any dispute be resolved in a California court
under California law. Nothing in the creation, performance,
or alleged breach of the contract has any connection to
California. The Taiwanese company filed ... More...
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United States of America v. Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Syrian National Convicted for Conspiring to Kill American Soldiers in Iraq

Ahmed Alahmedalabdaloklah, a Syrian national who had been living in Iraq, was convicted by a jury, following a six-week trial, of conspiring and supporting the 1920s Revolutionary Brigades, an insurgent group that planted road-side bombs to attack and kill American soldiers in Iraq. A jury convicted ... More...
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Heriberto Ponce v. Wells Fargo Bank

The trial court found that Ponce and Arandas complaint was presented primarily for an
improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the
cost of litigation. ( 128.7, subd. (b)(1).)
On appeal, Ponce and Aranda argue that the claims asserted in their complaint
were not frivolous and therefore, could not have been asserted for an improper purpos... More...
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Larry Kelley v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Springfield, MO - Larry Kelley sued American Family Mutual Insurance Company on an auto insurance law theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
01/17/2018 57 STIPULATION of Uncontroverted Facts by Larry Kelley. (Hosmer, William) (Entered: 01/17/2018)
01/25/2018 58 Joint PROPOSED JURY INSTRUCTIONS by Larry Kelley . (Hosmer, William) (Entered: 01/25/2018)
02/05/2018 59 Minute Entry. ... More...
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United States of America ex rel. Westrick v. Second Chance Body Armor, et al. and United States of America v. Toyobo Co., Ltd.

Japanese Fiber Manufacturer to Pay $66 Million for Alleged False Claims Related to Defective Bullet Proof Vests

Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary, Toyobo U.S.A. Inc., f/k/a Toyobo America Inc. (collectively, Toyobo), have agreed to pay $66 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act that they sold defective Zylon fiber used in bullet proof vests that the United... More...
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Arianna Durant v. Target Corporation, American Specialties, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

New Haven, CT - Arianna Durant sued Target Corporation, American Specialties, Inc. on negligence theories.... More...   $0 (03-15-2018 - CT)

Joel Ledgister v. American Airlines, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Central Islip, NY - Joel Ledgister sued American Airlines, Inc. on a personal injury negligence theory.... More...   $0 (03-15-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. St. Helena Parish Public School District Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Barton Rouge, LA - Historic St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, Public School Desegregation Case Successfully Resolved

Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and United States Attorney Brandon Fremin for the Middle District of Louisiana announced today the successful resolution of the oldest current school desegregation case in the ... More...
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Gezel Saheli v. White Memorial Medical Center

White Memorial Medical Center (White Memorial) and
Juan Barrio, M.D. (together, Defendants) challenge the denial in
part of their petition to compel arbitration of claims brought
against them by Gezel Saheli, M.D. Although the trial court
ordered Saheli to arbitrate the majority of her claims, it refused
to compel arbitration of her claims brought pursuant to Civil
Code sec... More...
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Edward Davidson v. Seterus, Inc.

At issue in this appeal is whether mortgage servicers can be "debt collectors"
under California's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ.
Code,1 1788 et seq.). There is a split of authority among the many federal district
courts that have considered the issue, and there is a paucity of California authority
addressing the question.
In this case, t... More...
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United States of America v. Edward Smith Southern District of New York - New York, New York

This case, in which oral argument was heard in September 2016
but which was held in abeyance pending decision first in United States
v. Jones, No. 15‐1518, __ F.3d __, slip op. (2d Cir. Oct. 5, 2017), then in
United States v. Morales, No. 14‐3661 (2d Cir. Jan. 22, 2018), presents the
following questions: (1) whether the evidence at trial was sufficient to
prove poss... More...
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AO Alpha-Bank v. Oleg Nikolaevich Yakovlev

Plaintiff AO Alpha Bank (Alpha Bank) initiated this lawsuit pursuant to the
Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Act (Recognition Act; Code Civ. Proc.,
17131725)1 to recognize a Russian judgment against defendant Oleg Nikolaevich
Yakovlev. Yakovlev moved for summary judgment, arguing the judgment could not be
recognized because (1) the Russian court lacked personal jurisdict... More...
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Klean W. Hollywood, LLC v. The Superior Court of California, Langston Jackson, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Klean W. Hollywood, LLC (Klean), a voluntary
drug abuse treatment facility, was sued by real party Langston
Jackson, who had enrolled at the facility to obtain treatment
for drug addiction. Jackson blamed Klean for the injuries he
suffered after smuggling heroin into his room and injecting it
late one night. Jackson claimed that Klean was negligent in
failing to ... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - CA)

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