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James Kingsbury v. Westlake Managment Company

Plaintiff James Kingsbury, acting as the personal representative of his mother’s estate, brought the underlying action against the Defendants in their capacities as partners of the limited partnership that owned the nursing home where Mr. Kingsbury’s mother resided at the time of her death. The general partner appeals the judgment entered against it by the district court on the ground that the a... More...   $0 (01-01-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Freddie Coufax Swaggerty

Greenville, TN - Newport Resident Sentenced to Serve 188 Months in Prison for Unlawfully Possessing Firearms

Freddie Coufax Swaggerty, 52, of Newport, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 188 months in federal prison. Swaggerty was also ordered to remain under supervised release by the U.S. Probation Office for five years after he is r... More...
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United States of America v. Angelakos (Hellas) S.A.and Gallia Graeca Shippling, Ltd.

Seattle, WA - Ship’s Owner and Operator Ordered to Pay $1.3 Million Fine and $200,000 Community Service Payment for Violating Pollution Laws, Falsifying Records and Scheming to Defraud

Ship Discharged Oily Waste on Voyage from China to Seattle; False Log Books given to Coast Guard Inspectors

The companies that own and operate a Greek shipping vessel were sentenced today in U.S. D... More...
   $1300000 (10-23-2016 - WA)

Varel International Industries, L.P., et al. v. PetroDrillBits International, Inc. V.

All facts are stated as of the time of trial. Varel International and Varel Europe
manufacture oilfield and mining drill bit products. James Nixon is the “president and CEO” of
Varel International, which has its “corporate headquarters” in Carrolton, Texas. In August 2006,
PetroDrillBits and Varel International entered into a Sales Technical Service Representation
Agreement ... More...
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Missouri Electric Cooperatives, D/B/A Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, et al vs. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander and Returning Government To The People and Todd S. Jones

On December 2, 2014, Todd Jones ("Mr. Jones") submitted to Secretary of State
Jason Kander ("Secretary of State") an initiative petition sample sheet proposing to amend
article VIII of the Missouri Constitution by adding section 23 ("Proposed Measure"). Mr.
Jones is the Deputy Treasurer of Returning Government to the People, a campaign
committee organized under the laws of the... More...
   $0 (09-15-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Francisco Sanchez

Fayetteville, AR - Rogers Man Sentenced to Maximum of 20 Years in Federal Prison for Drug Trafficking

Francisco Sanchez, age 37 of Rogers, was sentenced today to 240 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Sanchez was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. The Honorable Judge Timothy L. Brooks presided... More...
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United States of America v. Tyrine Martinez, a/k/a “Lil’ C-Bone,”

Los Angeles, CA - Three Lead Defendants in Large Racketeering Case Targeting Crips Gang Plead Guilty to Federal Charges, Including Murder Conspiracy

With guilty pleas by a leader of the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips (BGC), the three lead defendants in the largest racketeering case currently pending in Los Angeles have now pleaded guilty.

Tyrine Martinez, also kn... More...
   $0 (09-10-2016 - CA)

United States of America v. Evgeny Tarasovich Levitskyy, a/k/a Vinchenco, a/k/a Vinch, a/k/a M.U.R.D.E.R.E.R.

ATLANTA - Major Cyber-Criminal Extradited From Czech Republic to Face Charges in Atlanta
Ukrainian National Charged as the Lead Casher in the 2008 Hack of RBS WorldPay

Evgeny Tarasovich Levitskyy, a/k/a Vinchenco, a/k/a Vinch, a/k/a M.U.R.D.E.R.E.R., 31, of Nikolaev, Ukraine, was arraigned before Catherine M. Salinas, United States Magistrate Judge, on federal charges of conspiracy to... More...
   $0 (08-05-2016 - GA)

United States of America v. Martell Edward Alexander

Tulsa, OK - Former Community College Employee Sentenced

The United States of America charged Martell Edwar Alexander, ag3 32, with student assistance fraud in violation of 20 U.S.C. 1097, wrongful destruction of records in violation of 20 U.S.C. 1097 and making a false statement in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001.

The Government claimed that Alexander altered school records for 43 s... More...
   $0 (07-28-2016 - OK)

State of Wyoming, et al. v. United States Department of the Interior, et al.

This matter comes before the Court on the Petitions for Review of Final Agency Action filed separately in each of these consolidated actions, challenging the Bureau of Land Management's issuance of regulations applying to hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands. The Court, having considered the briefs and materials submitted in support of the petitions and the oppositions thereto, includi... More...   $0 (06-23-2016 - WY)

United States of America v. Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY

Fairfax, VA - ISIL-Linked Hacker Pleads Guilty to Providing Material Support

Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY, 20, a citizen of Kosovo, pleaded guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and accessing a protected computer without authorization and obtaining information.

“Ferizi admitted to st... More...
   $0 (06-15-2016 - VA)

United States of America v. Marcel Lehel Lazar

Alexandria, VA - Romanian Hacker “Guccifer” Pleads Guilty to Computer Hacking Crimes

Marcel Lehel Lazar, 44, of Arad, Romania, a hacker who used the online moniker “Guccifer,” pleaded guilty to unauthorized access to a protected computer and aggravated identity theft.

“Cybercriminals like Marcel Lazar believe they can act with impunity from safe havens abroad, but the Justice Dep... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - VA)

Assoc. of American Railroads v. Department of Transportation

With the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, Congress created Amtrak, a for-profit corporation indirectly controlled by the President of the United States. This public venture into private enterprise was, and remains, unprecedented. With the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA), Congress piled anomaly on top of anomaly. See 122 Stat. 4907. It endowed this wholly unique ... More...   $0 (05-02-2016 - DC)

Brinckerhoff v. Enbridge Energy Company, Inc

The facts are drawn from the Complaint, the operative limited partnership
agreements, other documents that are integral to the Complaint and matters of
which the Court may take judicial notice. a. The Parties
Plaintiff Peter Brinckerhoff (“Brinckerhoff” or “Plaintiff”), individually and
as trustee of the Peter R. Brinckerhoff Rev. Tr. U.A. DTD 10/17/97 (the “Trust”),
bring... More...
   $0 (04-29-2016 - DE)

United States of America v. Malcolm French, Rodney Russell, and Kendall Chase

Sentences Imposed in Township 37 Marijuana Grow Case

Contact: Joel Casey
F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorneys
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Malcolm French, 54, of Enfield; Rodney Russell, 52, of South Thomaston; and Kendall Chase, 59, of Bradford; were sentenced today in U.S. District Court... More...
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American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina v. Nicholas J. Tennyson Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

In our previous opinion in this case, we affirmed the decision of the district court and held that North Carolina’s specialty license plate program violated the First Amendment. See ACLU v. Tata, 742 F.3d 563 (4th Cir. 2014). The State sought review by the Supreme Court, which vacated our decision and remanded the case to us for reconsideration in light of the Court’s decision in Walker v. Texas D... More...   $0 (03-04-2016 - NC)


Dylan was a 24-year-old resident of Oberlin. At the time of this incident, he was in a sexual relationship with Sarah Campbell, who was also seeing Corey Cook. Sarah was staying with Dylan's close friends, Everett and Jordan Urban. Of note, Jordan had previously dated Corey.
In early October 2011, Corey was in town on leave from the Air Force. Sarah decided to tell Corey about her relationsh... More...
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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission & v. Fred Fuller Oil Company, Inc.

Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 34, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (Barbadoro, J.) certified to us the following questions of law:
1. Whether sections 354-A:2 and 354-A:7 of the New Hampshire Revised Statutes impose individual employee liability for aiding and abetting discrimination in the workplace.
2. Whether section 354-A:19 of the New Hampshir... More...
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Wayzata Nissan, LLC. vs. Nissan North America, Inc.

In May 2014, motor vehicle manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan)
and prospective Nissan dealer Stephen McDaniels1 sought to relocate a Nissan dealership
from Bloomington to a location 7.6 miles from a dealership operated by appellant
Wayzata Nissan, LLC (Wayzata). Wayzata challenged the relocation under the
Minnesota Motor Vehicle Sale and Distribution Act (MVSDA), ... More...
   $0 (02-17-2016 - MN)


Beginning in the 1970s, the Service entered into CFAs with farmers to manage public lands in the National Wildlife Refuge System for the conservation of migratory birds and wildlife, including at the Umatilla and McNary Refuges in the Pacific Northwest.1 See id. at 469–70.
1 The Umatilla Refuge covers more than 22,000 acres “within the upper reach of Lake Umatilla in Benton County, Washing... More...
   $0 (01-31-2016 - DC)

Joseph Romano v. Alan Armstrong, et al.


Plaintiff Joseph Romano ("Plaintiff''), by his attor... More...
   $0 (01-27-2016 - OK)

Petrohawk Properties, L.P., and P-H Energy, L.L.C. v. Noel Diane Jones, et al.

In 2008, oil and gas companies descended on east Texas and Louisiana seeking to acquire
leases to exploit the Haynesville Shale formation, which they viewed as having enormous
potential. The atmosphere created by these companies was described as “unreal,” “a land rush,”
and comparable to a gold rush. David Deffenbaugh, Petrohawk Properties, L.P.’s, vice president
of land—midc... More...
   $0 (01-25-2016 - TX)


In this case we must decide whether Texas partnership law requires a plaintiff seeking to
enforce a partner’s liability for a partnership debt to sue the partner within the limitations period on
the underlying claim against the partnership. Here, a judgment creditor attempted to collect from a
partnership after litigating a contract claim for over a decade and a half, only to find the ... More...
   $0 (01-24-2016 - TX)


This case affords a fascinating window into the world of private hedge funds, more particularly those operated to invest in non-equity instruments, and even more particularly, one fund, RRF, established by Ms. Nancy Zimmerman to capitalize on opportunities created by Russia’s 1998 default on its sovereign debt. The court heard from nine fact witnesses and five experts who made up an interesting a... More...   $0 (01-17-2016 - )

United States of America v. Peter Ojeda

Los Angeles, CA - Mexican Mafia Member who Oversaw Latino Street Gangs in Orange County for Decades Found Guilty of Federal Racketeering Offenses

A longtime member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang who exerted control over Latino street gangs in Orange County for 30 years was convicted of federal racketeering offenses, with a jury finding that he ordered murders and assaults while incarcer... More...
   $0 (01-13-2016 - CA)

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