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.
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...
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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”),
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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...
$0 (04-21-2016 - ME)
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...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DYLAN ROBERT CORYELL
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...
$0 (02-28-2016 - KS)
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...
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HYMAS v. US
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.
Tulsa, OK JOSEPH ROMANO SUED ALAN ARMSTRONG, H BRENT AUSTIN, RORY MILLER, LAURA A SUGG,
DONALD R CHAPPEL, ALICE M PETERSON, JAMES E SCHEEL, WILLIAMS PARTNERS LP, WILLIAMS PARTNERS GP LLC,
WILLIAMS COMPANIES INC, ACCESS MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP, ACCESS MIDSTREAM PARTNERS GP LLC,
VHMS LLC ON A CLASS ACTION THEORY CLAIMING:
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...
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AMERICAN STAR ENERGY AND MINERALS CORPORATION v. RICHARD “DICK” STOWERS
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)
RUSSIAN RECOVERY FUND LIMITED v. USA
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...
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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...
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United States of America v. Charles Robert Dowd
NEW BERN – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced CHARLES ROBERT DOWD, 27, of Beaufort, North Carolina, to 41 months of imprisonment and 3 years supervised release and was ordered to pay $18,994.00 in restitution. On September 16, 2015 DOWD entered a guilty plea to making false distress calls to the ... More...
$0 (01-06-2016 - NC)
United States of America v. CTS Holding, LLC
TJ, a family business, sold ceramic, tile, marble, granite, and other related
products from the time of its incorporation on January 2, 1962, through January 2011.
Around 1975, Philip Mularoni (“Mr. Mularoni”) and his brother, Richard Mularoni, purchased TJ from their parents, and, in 1991, Mr. Mularoni became the company’s sole owner and president. (PM Dep. 13:7-18, 14:7
13.) In ... More...
$0 (01-01-2016 - NY)
PECO Logistics, LLC v. Walnut Investment Partners, L.P., et al.
In March 2011, two sophisticated investors (the “Walnut Investors”) acquired
preferred units in PECO Logistics, LLC (“PECO” or the “Company”) and became parties
to an LLC agreement that afforded them the voluntary right to sell their preferred units
back to PECO three years later (the “Put Right”). The LLC agreement provides that,
upon exercise of the Put Right, the Company mu... More...
$0 (01-01-2016 - DE)
SIGA Technologies, Inc. v. PharmAthene
In 2004, SIGA acquired technology for ST-246, an antiviral drug for the treatment of smallpox. At that time, the viability, potential uses, safety, and efficacy of the drug, as well as the likelihood of SIGA obtaining regulatory approval or making sales to the government, were, as is typical in this industry, uncertain. By late 2005, SIGA was running out of money, its largest shareholder, MacAndr... More...
$0 (12-23-2015 - DE)
Maimonides Medical Center v. United States
MMC, a teaching hospital located in Brooklyn, is organized as a domestic
not‐for‐profit corporation under New York law. Pursuant to § 501(a) of the
Internal Revenue Code, it is exempt from federal income tax as a “[c]orporation
. . . organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing
for public safety, literary, or educational purposes.... More...
$0 (12-20-2015 - NY)
ESG Capital Partners II, LP, et al. v. Passport Special Opportunities Master Fund, LP, et al.
Non-party Timothy Burns formed ESG Capital Partners II, LP (the ―Partnership‖)
for a limited purpose. After raising money from investors, the Partnership would
purchase shares of stock of Facebook, Inc. before that company‘s then-anticipated initial
public offering. Preferably once Facebook had completed a successful IPO, the
Partnership would distribute to its inve... More...
$0 (12-20-2015 - DE)
Thomas DeMarco v. Sean Robert Stoddard, D.P.M
In this appeal, we consider whether the Rhode Island
Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (RIJUA) must
defend and indemnify a podiatrist in a medical malpractice
action pending in New Jersey following rescission of the
podiatrist’s medical malpractice liability policy. The policy
had been rescinded due to material misrepresentations concerning
the state... More...
$0 (12-01-2015 - NJ)
Central Woodwork, Inc. v. Cheyenne Johnson, Shelby County Assessor of Property
Appellee, Central Woodwork, Inc. (“Central Woodwork”), is a business formed under the laws of Tennessee and located in Shelby County, Tennessee. Central Woodwork sells doors, doorframes, hinges, casings, moldings, and other related items. A portion of Central Woodwork‟s business involves the sale of individual door parts, while the remaining portion involves the assembly of those parts int... More...
$0 (11-26-2015 - TN)
North Fork Land & Cattle, Lllp v. First American Title Insurance Company
Between 1983 and 1999, Ronald and Carol Hansen purchased five separate properties and combined them to form a ranch in Fremont County, Wyoming. The Hansens held title to four of the properties as husband and wife. They obtained title insurance on the properties from First American and were named personally as insureds. Mr. Hansen held title to the other parcel as trustee of his revocable trust... More...
$0 (11-24-2015 - WY)
RIO TINTO PLC, v. VALE S.A
On August 15, 2014, Rio Tinto plc ("Plaintiff' or "Rio Tinto") filed an Amended
Complaint ("Complaint") against Vale S.A. ("Vale"), Benjamin Steinmetz ("Steinmetz"),
BSG Resources Limited and related entities ("BSGR"), Mahmoud Thiam ("Thiam"),
Frederic Cilins ("Cilins"), and Mamadie Toure ("Toure"). 1 Rio Tinto, a leading
1 The Complaint identifies BSG Limited Resources as "who... More...