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Workers Compensation Law
 
John Cantu, et ux v. Schlumberger

On February 23, 2011, John Cantu (“Cantu”) filed suit against
Schlumberger Technology Corporation (“Schlumberger”) for personal
injury damages allegedly arising from a fall at a well site in Red River
Parish. In the petition, Cantu alleged that on February 23, 2010, Cantu, a
truck driver, made a delivery of sand used in fracking operations to the well
site. While in the proce... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - LA)

Antonio Herrera v. The State of Texas

This aggravated child sexual abuse case involves two issues: (1) Did the trial court
erroneously deny appellant’s motion to dismiss for violating his right to a speedy trial because
the delay in arresting and prosecuting him caused an inability to obtain and present exculpatory
evidence, and (2) did the trial court erroneously quash appellant’s subpoena duces tecum served
on n... More...
   $0 (05-25-2016 - TX)

CACTUS CANYON QUARRIES, INC. v. FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION

Petitioner Cactus Canyon Quarries, Inc. (“Cactus Canyon”) operates a surface non-coal mine that is required to comply with safety and health standards promulgated by the Secretary of Labor under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (the “Mine Act”), 30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. In May 2013, a mine inspector for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) issued seven citations to Cactu... More...   $0 (05-24-2016 - DC)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. ODELL M. ROY

In the early morning hours of March 14, 2012, two officers
from the Winslow Township Police Department responded to a
report of domestic violence at a residence in Sicklerville. The
victim advised she and her husband had argued, that he put his
hands around her neck and pushed her on the bed. The police
found defendant in the second-floor bedroom. He was on the
pho... More...
   $0 (05-24-2016 - NJ)

United States of America v. Mark Avery

Anchorage, AK - Former Anchorage Prosecutor Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Prison for Massive Wire Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Largest Money Laundering Scheme in Alaska History

A former Anchorage resident and former municipal prosecutor was sentenced to 160 months in prison for perpetrating a massive wire fraud and money laundering scheme encompassing $52 million. This is t... More...
   $45925737 (05-23-2016 - AK)

State of Louisiana v. Glenn Ford

In 1984, Ford was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to
death for the November 5, 1983, armed robbery and murder of Isadore
Rozeman. His conviction and sentence were affirmed on appeal. State v.
Ford, 489 So. 2d 1250 (La. 1986). In late 2013, the Caddo Parish District
Attorney’s Office stated that it had obtained credible evidence that Ford
“was neither present ... More...
   $0 (05-21-2016 - LA)

Larry Finch and Kurt Doresey v. LVNV Funding, L.L.C.

Fifteen hundred plaintiffs brought suit against LVNV Funding, L.L.C. on claiming unjust enrichment and violation of the Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Practices Act and the Maryland Consumer Protection Act theories seeking compensation for having been wrongfully garnished by Defendant.

Finch and Dorsey are consumers who accumulated credit card debts. LVNV acquired appellants' unpaid ... More...
   $38000000 (05-21-2016 - MD)

State of Oklahoma v. Matthew Richard Parker

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Declared To Have Been Actually Innocent After Spending 17 Years In Prison

The State of Oklahoma charged Matthew Richard Park with sexually abusing a minor child and obtained a conviction of him on that charged, which was eventually set aside after numerous challenges by his lawyer. On remand, the State dismissed the charges against him and the was found to be actual... More...
   $0 (05-21-2016 - OK)

United States of America v. Larry Washington

Dallas, TX - Licensed Professional Counselors Sentenced for Roles in $9.5 Million Fraudulent Billing Health Care Fraud Scheme to Siphon and Steal Money from Workers’ Compensation Program

Nearly 30 Defendants – Including Claimants, Doctors/Medical Providers, Claims Examiners/Representatives and Medical Providers’ Employees Convicted in Scheme

Two licensed professional counselors f... More...
   $7700000 (05-20-2016 - TX)

Jason D. Allen v. State of Florida

The defendant appeals his conviction for second degree murder in a case where the victim’s body never was found. The defendant argues the trial court erred in: (1) denying his motion for judgment of acquittal; and (2) denying his motion in limine to prohibit evidence of his pre-arrest refusal to submit to a DNA swab. We conclude without further discussion that the first argument lacks merit. H... More...   $0 (05-18-2016 - FL)

Hector Martinez v. The State of Texas

Appellant worked as the bookkeeper for Desert Rock Company, Inc., a family-owned
landscape stone business. As part of his duties, Appellant was authorized to pay himself, and
many of the Desert Rock employees, by electronically transferring the payroll payments from
Desert Rock’s bank account directly into the employees’ bank accounts. About three years after
Appellant becam... More...
   $0 (05-16-2016 - TX)

State of Maine v. David Bradley

David Bradley was charged with one count of theft by deception
(Class B), 17-A M.R.S. § 354(1)(B)(1) (2015) on June 12, 2013, and pleaded
guilty on April 21, 2015. The State alleged, and the court (Kennebec County,
Mullen, J.) found there was sufficient evidence to support, that Bradley had
2 submitted hundreds of fraudulent claims to MaineCare, totaling at least
$40,21... More...
   $0 (05-13-2016 - ME)

Charles Edward Barlow Sr. v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for burglary of a habitation and a jury convicted him of the offense. Appellant elected to have the court assess punishment, which the court set at ten years’ confinement. The court suspended this sentence and placed appellant on community supervision for a period of ten years, conditioned on his compliance with certain terms and conditions. These conditions included avoi... More...   $0 (05-12-2016 - TX)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. DANTE SMITH

This certified appeal requires us to construe the scope of the public safety exception to Miranda1 as articulated in New York v. Quarles, 467 U.S. 649, 657, 104 S. Ct. 2626, 81 L. Ed. 2d 550 (1984). Thedefendant,DanteSmith,appealsfromthejudgment oftheAppellateCourtaffirmingthejudgmentofconviction, renderedafter ajury trial,of two countsof assault in the second degree in violation of General Statut... More...   $0 (05-08-2016 - CT)

United States of America v. Phillip Hui and Kathy Lei

Camden, NJ - South Jersey Man Admits Hiring Illegal Immigrants, Failing To Collect Payroll Taxes

A Sicklerville, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a conspiracy to evade payroll taxes on cash wages paid to illegal immigrants employed at his dry cleaning business, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Phillip Hui, 37, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - NJ)

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. CATON KAMIL JONES

Caton Jones and Salena Anderson were Detroit, Michigan, residents with
a get-rich-quick plan. The plan involved driving to Lexington, Kentucky, and
employing homeless men to sign up for two-year cell-phone service contracts
with no intent to make payments in order to obtain high-end international
smartphones at discounted rates. A particular Blackberry phone with
internati... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

JERRY JAMGOTCHIAN V. KENTUCKY HORSE RACING COMMISSION, ET AL

On May 21, 2011, Appellant Jerry Jamgotchian claimed Rochitta, a bay
filly, for $42,400 in a claiming race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Foaled February 26, 2008 in Pennsylvania, Rochitta was first purchased at the
2009 Keeneland Yearling Sales in Lexington, Kentucky for $160,000 by Rabbah
Bloodstock. Prior to her debut at Churchill Downs, Rochitta had run
pr... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

John Belork v. Robin Latimer, Davis Township Trustee and DMK&H Farms, Inc

Belork is the owner of real property in Starke County, Indiana, which he uses in
part to raise cattle. Jan Ferch is the owner of real property along the eastern
boundary of Belork’s property, and Ferch’s farming operation includes grain
production. DMK&H is the owner of real property along the southern
boundary of Belork’s property, and its farming operation includes grain More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - IN)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. MICHAEL LEROY WILKIE

Defendant Michael Leroy Wilkie appeals his conviction of first degree murder
of his wife. On appeal, defendant primarily argues that the trial court erred in
denying his motion to dismiss the charge of first degree murder because there was no
evidence demonstrating his wife’s death resulted from any act of criminal agency, and
the only evidence of her cause of death was his ex... More...
   $0 (05-05-2016 - NC)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. ALI MAHAMED SHEIKH and ABDULKADIR SHARIF ALI

Defendants Ali Mahamed Sheikh (“Sheikh”) and Abdulkadir Sharif Ali (“Ali”)
appeal from their convictions of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious
injury, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary, and
conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. On appeal, defendants
primarily argue that we should vacate their convictions for attempted... More...
   $0 (05-05-2016 - NC)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. CHRISTOPHER LEE SINGLETARY

J.K., a male child, lived with his mother, Ashley, in an apartment complex in
Greensboro, North Carolina. Ashley met Defendant while she was working as a
dancer at a nightclub. The two began dating, and Defendant moved in with Ashley
and J.K. approximately two months later. Defendant lived with J.K. and Ashley from
when J.K. was three years old until he was seven years old. ... More...
   $0 (05-04-2016 - )

MESCHELL L. WHITE, LINDA LIVINGSTON AND JESSIE LEE STEPHENSON v. THE GLEN RETIREMENT SYSTEM D/B/A VILLAGE HEALTH CARE AT THE GLEN

At 6:45 a.m. on March 16, 2014, 94-year-old Jessie Stephenson was a
resident of The Glen Retirement System d/b/a Village Health Care at the
Glen (“The Glen”) when she fell out of her bed that had been placed in the
highest position by a certified nursing assistant (“CNA”). Stephenson
suffered bilateral femoral fractures that led to the amputation of one of her
legs.
Foll... More...
   $0 (05-04-2016 - LA)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. JERERAD HOLLOWAY

Defendant Jererad Hollaway was charged with first-degree
murder, N.J.S.A. 2C:11-3(a)(1), (2), second-degree possession of
a firearm for an unlawful purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4(a), and
second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun without a permit,
N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b). His first trial resulted in a hung jury.
At the retrial, defendant was acquitted of all charges other More...
   $0 (05-03-2016 - NJ)

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)

DANIEL GABINO MARTINEZ v. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

The plaintiff, Daniel Gabino Martinez, brought this action to secure compensation for the value of certain livestock under the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause. In an Opinion and Order issued on October 6, 2015, this Court granted the government’s motion to dismiss Mr. Martinez’s complaint for failure to state a claim, pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) of the Rules of the Court of Federal Claims (RCFC). E... More...   $0 (05-02-2016 - d)

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