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SAMANTHA G. HOLLAWAY V. DIRECT GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF MISSISSIPPI, INC.

This bad-faith insurance dispute began as a low-speed automobile
collision in an apartment complex parking lot. The accident involved a vehicle
owned and driven by Harry Sykes III and a vehicle owned by Samantha
Hollaway and driven by Danny Bartlett. Both parties rely on their own
accounts of the series of events leading up to the accident.
According to Hollaway, Bartlett ... More...
   $0 (09-27-2016 - KY)

TRACY WAY CHILDERS v. KELLY JOE CHILDERS

The Petitioner/Appellee, Tracey Childers (wife) and the Respondent/Appellant, Kelly Childers (husband) were married in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on May 13, 1996. They have two daughters, born in 1998, and 2001, respectively. The wife received her medical degree in 1994, and then completed a residency in ear, nose, and throat. Throughout their marriage, the couple started a number of businesses, most of whi... More...   $0 (09-24-2016 - Ok)

JHONHENRI JABRILLE LEE v. DIANA CATALINA SALGADO BUENO

On or about October 9, 2014, Plaintiff/Petitioner Jhonhenri Jabrille Lee (Lee) was involved in a motor vehicle collision with Defendant/Respondent Diana Catalina Salgado Bueno (Bueno). Lee was driving a vehicle that was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Bueno at the intersection of NW Expressway and Blackwelder in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The collision pushed Lee's vehicle into the vehicle... More...   $0 (09-23-2016 - Ok)

RACHEL K. PLATT v. KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

At the outset, we acknowledge that when a district court has granted a motion to dismiss, "an appellate court must accept the facts alleged by the plaintiff as true, along with any inferences that can reasonably be drawn therefrom." Cohen v. Battaglia, 296 Kan. 542, 546, 293 P.3d 752 (2013). Accordingly, the following facts are those asserted by Platt in her district court petition.
Platt wa... More...
   $0 (09-23-2016 - KS)

YASSIN MUHIDDIN AREF, ET AL. v. LORETTA E. LYNCH, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, ET AL.

Appellants are three federal prisoners who spent several years housed in specially designated Communication Management Units (CMUs), a classification that meant family visits and communications with the outside world were curtailed. Appellants contend their designation to CMUs violated their due process rights. One appellant also alleges his continued CMU placement was in retaliation for protect... More...   $0 (09-21-2016 - DC)

Ramon Cuevas v. Wentworth Group

Wentworth is a property-management company, and the
Wentworth Group is the parent entity. Michael Mendillo was the
president and chief executive officer of Wentworth and the owner
of the Wentworth Group. In May 2005, Mendillo hired Ramon to
serve as one of Wentworth’s regional vice presidents -- the only
one of Hispanic descent. In that role, Ramon managed high-rise More...
   $0 (09-21-2016 - NJ)

CRANE CO., R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO. v. RICHARD DELISLE and ALINE DELISLE

Crane Co. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. appeal from an adverse jury verdict in favor of Richard DeLisle in which the jury found that both appellants’ products containing asbestos were substantial contributing causes to appellee DeLisle’s mesothelioma and awarded substantial damages. Crane primarily argues that the court erred in not excluding expert causation testimony, in denying its motion for ... More...   $0 (09-20-2016 - FL)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. KENNETH SAMUEL DOWNEY

Tammy Honeycutt (“Honeycutt”) met with Lieutenant Creed Freeman (“Lt.
Freeman”) and Detective George Gillenwater (“Det. Gillenwater”) of the Rockingham
Police Department (“RPD”) at the police station at approximately 10:00 a.m. on 26
February 2013 to discuss conducting a “controlled buy” of narcotics. A controlled buy
is a process in which a confidential police informant, typi... More...
   $0 (09-19-2016 - NC)

The State of New Hampshire v. David Aldrich

HICKS, J. The defendant, David Aldrich, appeals his conviction, following a jury trial in Superior Court (MacLeod, J.), on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. See RSA 632-A:2, I(j) (2007). The defendant challenges the trial court’s ruling preventing him from crossexamining the victim about three of four allegedly false allegations of sexual assault that she had made against othe... More...   $0 (09-18-2016 - NH)

United States of America v. Ming Lian Zhou

San Francisco, CA - Former San Francisco Restaurant Owner Pleads Guilty To Concealing Facts About Employee Wages

Former Owner of Hong Kong Lounge Restaurants Admits Submitting Forms To The Department of Labor Falsely Stating Workers’ Overtime Wages Were Paid

Ming Lian Zhou pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco to a scheme to conceal a material fact from a government ag... More...
   $0 (09-18-2016 - CA)

The People of the State of California v. Juan Manuel Tello

Modesto, CA - Defendant Found Not Guilty at End of Second Trial for Murder

The States of California charged Juan Manuel Tello with first-degree murder for killing Robert Ruvalcaba, age 38, who was found dead in an alley in west Modesto in 2011. The State claimed that Tello killed Ruvalcaba for asking to be paid an outstanding debt for drugs.

California Penal Code Title 8
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   $0 (09-17-2016 - CA)

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Manuel E. Jesus a/ka/ Manny Backus; Wealthpire, Inc. and Robert C. Joiner

Los Angeles, CA - “Stock Trading Whiz Kid” to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Stock Newsletter Fraud Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that a self-proclaimed “stock trading whiz kid” and his stock newsletter company in Los Angeles have agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million to settle charges that they defrauded subscribers through false statements and misrepresentations.
... More...
   $1500000 (09-16-2016 - CA)

United States of America v. Joseph Bouchard

Boston, MA - Former Letter carrier sentenced for workers comp fraud

A former U.S. Postal Service employee was sentenced for fraudulently obtaining worker’s compensation for medical travel.

Joseph Bouchard, 67, of Georgetown, Mass. was sentenced by U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler to six months’ probation and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 and restitution o... More...
   $0 (09-15-2016 - MA)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau v. Wells Fargo

District of Columbia - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fines Wells Fargo $100 Million for Widespread Illegal Practice of Secretly Opening Unauthorized Accounts

Bank Incentives to Boost Sales Figures Spurred Employees to Secretly Open Deposit and Credit Card Accounts

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fined Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. $100 million for the widespread i... More...
   $0 (09-11-2016 - DC)

Armstrong v. Bromley Quarry & Asphalt, Inc.

This is a civil trespass and conversion case in which plaintiffs seek monetary damages for the unauthorized subsurface mining of 855,500 tons of limestone. Bromley Quarry & Asphalt, Inc., admits it extracted some rock but disputes the extent of its liability. We must decide: (1) if the statute of limitations began to run because the conversion was reasonably ascertainable by the plaintiffs more ... More...   $0 (09-09-2016 - KS)

United States of America v. Garnet L. Mabe and Melissa F. Mabe

Tacoma, WA - Suquamish Tribal Couple Sentenced to Prison for Repeated Physical Abuse of their Children

Six Children under the Age of Eight Removed from Home by Tribal Welfare Workers

A member of the Suquamish Tribe and his wife were sentenced to prison today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma for the repeated physical abuse of two of their six children, announced U.S. Attorney Anne... More...
   $0 (09-08-2016 - WA)

State of Oklahoma v. Robert Bever and Michael Bever

Tulsa, OK - Brothers Who Killed Family Sentenced to Life In Prison Without The Possibility of Parole

The State of Oklahoma charged Robert Davis Bever, age 19, and Michael John Bever, age 17, with multiple counts of first-degree murder in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7 and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill in violation of 21 O.S. 652 for fatally stabbing five family members.... More...
   $0 (09-08-2016 - OK)

Scenic America, Inc. v. United States Department of Transportation, et al.

In 1965, Congress enacted the Highway Beautification Act to control “the erection and maintenance of outdoor advertising signs, displays, and devices in areas adjacent to the Interstate System . . . in order to protect the public investment in such highways, to promote the safety and recreational value of public travel, and to preserve natural beauty.” 23 U.S.C. § 131(a). The HBA penalizes those... More...   $0 (09-07-2016 - DC)

WESTERN DERMATOLOGY CONSULTANTS, P.C. v. VITALWORKS, INC., ET AL.

In this certified appeal, the plaintiff, WesternDermatologyConsultants,P.C.,claimsthatthe Appellate Court improperly reversed the judgment of the trial court, which found that the defendants, VitalWorks, Inc. (VitalWorks),1 and Cerner Physician Associates, Inc. (Cerner), had violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA), General Statutes § 42-110aetseq.,2 bymakingmisrepresentationsi... More...   $0 (09-07-2016 - CT)

Gretchen Carlson v. Roger Ailes

New York, NY - Gretchen Carlson Settles Sexual Harassment Claims Against Roger Ailes

Former Fox News anchor sued former Fox News Executive Roger Ailes on an employment discrimination theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000e claiming that he created a hostile work environment by sexually harassing her at Fox News claiming that she was repeatedly sexually harassed by him and demoted when she refused ... More...
   $20000000 (09-07-2016 - NY)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. AMANDA GAYLE REED

The facts of this case, as presented by the State, begin simply enough:
defendant went to use the bathroom in her home for a few minutes, and her toddler,
Mercadiez, tragically managed to fall into their outdoor pool and drown. The
complexity of this case arises from the fact that about two years before, defendant
was babysitting another child, Sadie Gates, who got out of the... More...
   $0 (09-05-2016 - NC)

MATT JONES, ET AL. V. LARRY BENNETT, RUSSELL COUNTY SHERIFF, ET AL.

Russell County 911 dispatch received a call reporting a black Camaro
passed them at a high rate of speed and appeared to have entered Twin Creek
Estates, a sparsely populated residential development in a rural area. Sheriffs
Deputy Nick Bertram' was dispatched to investigate. Roughly twenty minutes
after the 911 call, Deputy Bertram turned onto Wooldridge School House Road
... More...
   $0 (09-04-2016 - KY)

The State of New Hampshire v. David Aldrich

The defendant, David Aldrich, appeals his conviction, following a jury trial in Superior Court (MacLeod, J.), on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. See RSA 632-A:2, I(j) (2007). The defendant challenges the trial court’s ruling preventing him from crossexamining the victim about three of four allegedly false allegations of sexual assault that she had made against other men. He a... More...   $0 (09-03-2016 - NH)

United States of America v. Perry Rowell

Dallas, TX - Former Senior Claims Examiner at DOL Worker’s Compensation Office in Dallas Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for Taking Bribes

Part of Massive Health Care Fraud Scheme to Fraudulently Bill the Federal Government, Through DOL/OWCP, More Than $9.5 Million

Perry Rowell, 56, a former Senior Claims Examiner at the Department of Labor’s Office of Worker’s Compensat... More...
   $0 (09-02-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. John Bills

Chicago, IL - Former City of Chicago Transportation Official Sentenced to Ten Years for Corruption in Awarding of Red-Light Camera Contracts

The former assistant transportation commissioner for the city of Chicago was sentenced to ten years in federal prison for his role in a corruption scheme involving the city’s red-light camera contracts.

A jury in January convicted JOHN BILLS... More...
   $2032959 (08-31-2016 - IL)

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