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United States of America v. Jordan Raeshaun Cambridge District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NC - Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Conspiracy To Distribute Ecstasy And Methamphetamine

A Las Vegas man was sentenced on February 13, 2018 to 97 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 7,000 pills of MDMA, a synthetic drug commonly known as Ecstasy, and methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.

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BMG Rights Management (US) LLC v. Cox Communications, Inc., et al. Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

BMG Rights Management (US) LLC (“BMG”), which owns copyrights in musical compositions, filed this suit alleging copyright infringement against Cox Communications, Inc. and CoxCom, LLC (collectively, “Cox”), providers of high-speed Internet access. BMG seeks to hold Cox contributorily liable for infringement of BMG’s copyrights by subscribers to Cox’s Internet service. Following extensive discovery... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - VA)

Mariusz Bogdanski v. Daman Budzik v. Fedex Ground Package System, Inc. Union County Courthouse - Niobara, Wyoming

[¶1] Mariusz Bogdanski and Damian Budzik were codrivers of a commercial semitruck
that was involved in an accident on Interstate 80 east of Evanston, Wyoming.
Bogdanski was injured in the accident and filed an action against Budzik, alleging that
his negligence caused the accident. He also sued FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.
(FedEx), the company whose trailers they were hauling,... More...
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United States of America v. Clay Anthony Robertson Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette, LA - St. Martinville man sentenced to 60 months in prison for drug distribution, firearms possession

A St. Martinville man was sentenced to five years in prison for drug distribution and firearm charges.

Clay Anthony Robertson, 31, of St. Martinville, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count... More...
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United States of America v. William Turton and Mathew Lederer District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls, MT - Last of Six Defendants Sentenced for Gun and Drug Trade in Great Falls

The last of six co-defendants was sentenced today for her role in a methamphetamine for guns trade that took place in Great Falls. 31-year old Monica Hulit of Great Falls was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Brian M. ... More...
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United States of America v. Evan "Red" Harris United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Vermont Man Sentenced to Over Twelve Years for Possession of Firearms and Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin, and Cocaine Base

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Evan “Red” Harris, 34, of Burlington, Vermont, was sentenced for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking; and conspiracy to distribute fe... More...
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Dennis Godelia v. Zoll Services, LLC Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Dennis Godelia and Sterling Youmas appeal the District Court’s dismissal of their case against ZOLL Services, LLC (“ZOLL”), which brought seven claims under Florida law. Mr. Godelia is suing individually and as the personal representative of the estate of Debra Godelia, who was his wife. Mr. Youmas was Ms. Godelia’s son. Ms. Godelia went into cardiac arrest while wearing an external defibrillator ... More...   $0 (02-11-2018 - FL)

Brian Newton v. Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

This case presents the novel question whether claims
under state wage and hour laws may be brought by workers
employed on drilling platforms fixed on the outer Continental
Shelf. Brian Newton worked on such a platform off the coast
of Santa Barbara. His shifts lasted fourteen days and he
regularly worked twelve hours per day. After Parker Drilling
(“Parker”) terminated him,... More...
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State of Missouri v. Vicki Leann Gilmore St. Clair County Courthouse - Osceola, Missouri

Vicki Gilmore appeals her conviction of the class C felony of possession of a
controlled substance, arguing insufficient evidence supports her conviction. Following a
jury trial, Gilmore was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in prison. The circuit
court suspended the execution of the sentence and placed her on probation for five years.
Because there was insufficient evidenc... More...
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Margery Newman v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At age 56, Margery Newman purchased
a long-term care insurance plan from the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”). She opted for one of
MetLife’s non-standard options for paying her insurance premiums;
MetLife called the method she selected “Reduced-Pay
at 65.” When Newman was 67 years old, she was startled to
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discover that MetLife that year mor... More...
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United States of America v. Donald Ray Hobgood Eastern District of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN - Federal Jury Returns Guilty Verdict for Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

On January 31, 2018, following a trial in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga before the Honorable Travis R. McDonough, U.S. District Judge, a jury convicted Donald Ray Hobgood, 31, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, of three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
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United States of America v. Ricardo Burgos Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Aspiring Rapper Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Gun While Filming a Music Video

An aspiring rapper from Chicago has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for illegally possessing a handgun while filming a music video.

RICARDO BURGOS, 31, possessed the gun in January 2016 while filming the rap music video ... More...
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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. ARMOND DEVEGA

On 17 November 2008, a Wake County Grand Jury indicted Defendant for two
counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, and nine
counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. After considering several pre-trial
motions, the Wake County Superior Court called Defendant’s case for trial on 24
February 2014. The State called over ninety witnesses. The fo... More...
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United States of America v. David Tachay Heard Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA - Jury Finds Cedar Rapids Man Guilty of Firearms and Narcotics Crimes

A man who tossed a loaded semi-automatic pistol and a bag of marijuana into a wooded area near the I-380 and Glass Road interchange in Cedar Rapids after a car accident in July 2017 was convicted by a jury on January 25, 2018 after a three-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids.

David Tacha... More...
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United States of America v. Gerald Claude Carlson Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Tacoma Man Convicted of Drug Distribution and Gun Crime

Faces Mandatory Minimum 15-Years in Prison for Dealing Meth while Armed

A Tacoma man was convicted January 25, 2018 of two federal felonies involving guns and drug dealing which could lead to more than 15 years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes. GERALD CLAUDE CARLSON, 57, was arrested in May... More...
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Raeburn Bedford v. John Doe; International Paper Company Federal Courthouse - Fort Smith, Arkansas

Raeburn Bedford is a truck driver who was unfortunately injured after he
opened the door to a trailer he was hauling and a load of boxes fell on him. Bedford
sued International Paper Company, or IP, and a John Doe who worked for IP,
asserting that Doe negligently failed to secure the load and that IP negligently
supervised the loading and inspecting of the trailer and was vicarious... More...
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United States v. Bromley D. Hackney and Robert G. Smith Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Pickaway County Man Pleads Guilty to Transporting Illegal Aliens from Mexico with Cousin in Texas

Two cousins have each been charged in the Southern District of Ohio with unlawfully transporting illegal aliens, primarily Mexican citizens, within the United States.

Bromley D. Hackney, 57, of Ashville, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to one count of... More...
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Julie Peffer and Jesse Peffer v. Mike Stephens Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This appeal requires us to determine the extent of the
Fourth Amendment’s requirements for an affidavit supporting a warrant to search the residence
of an individual suspected of committing a crime involving the use of a computer.
That issue figures prominently in Plaintiffs Julie and Jesse Peffer’s appeal of the district
court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mike... More...
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United States of America v. James Harley Wheeler District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Denver Man Sentenced to Prison Following Federal Firearm Crime

A Denver man was sentenced earlier the week of January 11, 2018 to serve 7 years in federal prison for brandishing and use of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense. The man, James Harley Wheeler, age 24, appeared before U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, was remanded into custody at the conclusion... More...
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James L. Turner v. Theodore V. Wells, Jr. and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, L.L.P. Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

This appeal involves a law firm’s investigation of the Miami Dolphins professional football organization. The National Football League (“NFL”) hired the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and one of its partners, Theodore Wells, to investigate allegations of bullying within the Dolphins organization. After receiving Paul, Weiss’s report, the Dolphins fired their offensive lin... More...   $0 (01-18-2018 - FL)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. JAZIR GORDON

After his motion to suppress physical evidence was denied
without an evidentiary hearing, defendant Jazir Gordon proceeded
to trial and was found guilty by a jury of third-degree possession
of heroin, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); second-degree unlawful
possession of a handgun, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5b; fourth-degree
possession of a defaced firearm, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-3d; fourth-degree
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State of Tennessee v. Brandon Christopher Scott Third person pleads guilty in shooting of boy

In May 2015, the Davidson County Grand Jury indicted the Defendant on three counts each of attempted first degree murder, employment of a firearm during the
commission of a dangerous felony (with a previous dangerous felony conviction), and reckless endangerment. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-11-106, -12-101, -13-103, -13-202, 17-1324. The Defendant was charged along with three co-defendants—Ja... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JIBRIIL A. HERSI

In March of 2016, Mr. Hersi was driving his semi-truck and trailer westbound on
Interstate 76. Inspector Richard Bell, a civilian working with the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a
Federal Motor Carrier Officer in a marked vehicle, activated his lights and siren and attempted to
stop Mr. Hersi’s semi-truck for a safety inspection. According to Inspector Bell, when Mr. Hersi
did ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- JEREMY DAVID WILSON SEXUAL BATTERY

On November 17, 2016, the Stark County Grand Jury secretly indicted Appellant
on the aforementioned charge. The charge arose out of numerous incidents involving Appellant’s
biological daughter, who was less than thirteen years of age, and taking place between October
23, 2005, and December 31, 2013. Appellant appeared for arraignment on December 2, 2016,
and entered a plea of... More...
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United States of America v. $579,475 in U.S. Currency and LNG Express, Inc. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

LNG Express, Inc. (LNG) appeals the district court’s1 order striking its verified
claim in this civil forfeiture proceeding. We conclude that LNG’s verified claim is
materially indistinguishable from the claim a panel of our court found inadequate in
United States v. $154,853.00 in U.S. Currency, 744 F.3d 559 (8th Cir. 2014). We
therefore affirm.
In September 2014, an Arkansas ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - AR)

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