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United States of America v. Jason Galanis

New York, NY - Jason Galanis Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Market Manipulation

Jason Galanis pled guilty to manipulating the market for Gerova Financial Group, Ltd. (“Gerova”), a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and to defrauding the shareholders of that company. GALANIS pled guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud, securities fraud, an... More...
   $0 (07-22-2016 - NY)

Walter B. Saner v. BridgeTex Pipeline Company, LLC

BridgeTex is a limited liability company engaged in the location and construction of a pipeline in Texas for the transportation of crude petroleum. The pipeline is intended to transport crude petroleum from the Permian Basin to the Texas Gulf Coast. In January 2013, the Texas Railroad Commission designated BridgeTex as a common carrier and granted it a T-4 permit. Pursuant to its designation as... More...   $0 (07-21-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. William Davis

White Plains, NY - Former Federal Employee Labor Union President Sentenced In White Plains Federal Court For Stealing Union Funds

WILLIAM DAVIS, the former president of the Federation of Government Employees (“AFGE”) Local 1119 (the “Union”), was sentenced to 15 months in prison in connection with embezzling approximately $150,000 of the Union’s funds. DAVIS pled guilty on April 6, 2016,... More...
   $0 (07-20-2016 - NY)

Pondersosa Pine Energy, LLC, Nixon Peabody, LLP, and Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP v. Illinova Generating Company n/k/a Illinova Corporation

Illinova and other entities (the Sellers) sold their interests in a power plant to Enron North
America Corp. pursuant to a Purchase Agreement. Enron subsequently assigned its rights under
the Purchase Agreement to Ponderosa. Ponderosa borrowed over $200 million from eight banks
to finance the purchase.
When a dispute arose between Ponderosa and the Sellers, Ponderosa invoked... More...
   $0 (07-19-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Gerhard L. Felts a/k/a Gary Felts d/b/a Black Diamond Kennel

Cedar Rapids, IA - Black Diamond Dog Kennel Owner Enters Guilty Plea For Making False Statements

Gerhard L. Felts, aka Gary Felts, age 61, from Kingsley, Iowa, pled guilty on July 13, 2016 to one count of making false statements to the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001. The charges are contained in an Indictment unsealed on June 6, 2016, in United States District Court in Ce... More...
   $0 (07-18-2016 - IA)

United States of America v. Kay Tee

Wichita, KS - Wichita Man Sentenced In Massage Parlor Prostitution Case

A federal jury found defendant Kay Tee, 51, Wichita, Kan., guilty on one count of attempting to entice a person to cross state lines to engage in prostitution, one count of using a telephone in furtherance of prostitution and one count of money laundering in conjunction with a massage parlor.

During trial, p... More...
   $0 (07-17-2016 - KS)

Samantha Jenkins v. City of Jennings, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Missouri City Settles Debtors' Prison Civil Rights Violation Claims

Samantha Jenkins and others sued The City of Jennings on civil rights violation theories claiming:

1. The Plaintiffs in this case are each impoverished people who were jailed by the City
of Jennings because they were unable to pay a debt owed to the City from traffic tickets or other
minor... More...
   $4700000 (07-17-2016 - MO)

RICHARD LEWIS KATZIN, et al. v. UNITED STATES

This post-trial opinion addresses claims by plaintiffs Dr. Richard Lewis Katzin (“Dr. Katzin”), Mary Beth Katzin Simon (“Ms. Katzin”), and Rose Marie Kjeldsen Winters (“Ms. Winters”) that the United States (the “government”) interfered with their ownership rights to a parcel of land (“Parcel 4”) which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, and that the interference effected a... More...   $0 (07-16-2016 - DC)

Raymond D. Tempest, Jr. v. State of Rhode Island

The facts of this case are altogether tragic, and the travel is anything but lackluster. We
recite only those facts that are relevant to the instant appeal, and so invite the reader to consult
our opinion in State v. Tempest, 651 A.2d 1198 (R.I. 1995) for a more detailed discussion. On February 19, 1982, at approximately 3:20 p.m., fifteen-year-old Lisa LaDue (LaDue)2
came home t... More...
   $0 (07-15-2016 - RI)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. EDDIE A. PEREZ

This appeal raises the question of whether the trial court’s refusal to sever two unrelated criminal cases brought against the defendant, Eddie A. Perez,previouslyjoinedfortrialforpurposesofjudicial economy, improperly compromised the defendant’s right to choose whether to testify on his own behalf in one of the cases but to remain silent in the other. The AppellateCourtconcludedthatitdid,reversed... More...   $0 (07-15-2016 - CT)

United States of America v. Jenny L. Parks-Smith

East St. Louis, IL - Carterville Woman Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud

Jenny L. Parks-Smith, 42, of Carterville, IL, pled guilty to a bankruptcy fraud charge pending against her in federal court in Benton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced today. Parks-Smith was indicted on February 2, 2016, as part of an effort to crackdown on thos... More...
   $0 (07-14-2016 - IL)

Danielle Sullivan v. St. Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence et al.

Sullivan’s complaint included two counts asserted pursuant to the
WPA—“retaliation” and “constructive discharge.” St. Joseph’s moved for
summary judgment on both counts and prevailed as to the constructive discharge
claim. Because Sullivan appeals only from the court’s grant of summary judgment, the following facts are drawn from the summary judgment record.3 See
Budge v. To... More...
   $0 (07-14-2016 - ME)

Alberta Graf v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Alberta Graf was injured when the car she was driving was struck from
behind by an underinsured motorist. She claimed uninsured/underinsured motorist
(UM/UIM) coverage and medical payments coverage under two separate State
Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company policies. Graf and State Farm
agreed to arbitrate the amount of damages caused by the accident, but to leave to More...
   $0 (07-14-2016 - ME)

State of Maine v. Derek S. Poulin

Viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the State, the
following facts are supported by the trial record. See State v. Reed, 2013 ME 5,
¶ 9, 58 A.3d 1130. In the afternoon of October 23, 2012, the body of the victim,
Poulin’s paternal grandmother, was discovered in her home in Old Orchard Beach.
She had been struck in the head with blunt objects and stabbed many... More...
   $0 (07-14-2016 - ME)

State of Tennessee v. Lindsey Brooke Lowe

The defendant was interviewed by police and ultimately gave a statement in which she admitted placing her hand over each baby‟s mouth in order to stifle the child‟s cry. Prior to trial, the defendant moved to suppress her statement.
On November 5, 2012, the trial court held a hearing during which the State presented the testimony of Detective Steve Malach, who had obtained the... More...
   $0 (07-14-2016 - TN)

Brittany Michelle Barrett v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in three cases, and she pleaded guilty to each of them. The trial court placed her on deferred adjudication community supervision for ten years in each case. The State later moved to proceed to final adjudication in all three cases. At the hearing on the motion, Appellant pleaded true to the allegations in the motion. The court... More...   $0 (07-12-2016 - TX)

Brenda Ann Schwartz v. Accuratus Corporation

The issue in Olivo was “whether a landowner can be liable
for injuries allegedly caused from asbestos exposure experienced
by the wife of a worker who had performed welding and steam
fitting tasks that brought him into contact with asbestos on the
landowner’s premises.” Id. at 398-99. Based on the facts as
presented in Olivo’s summary judgment record and considerations <... More...
   $0 (07-09-2016 - NJ)

Bradley Arndt v. State of Indiana

Arndt, born on October 22, 1967, and his two older brothers, Jeff Arndt1 and
Thomas Arndt (Thomas), grew up in Trail Creek, LaPorte County, Indiana.
The Arndt brothers had a “hard” childhood—with a father who “drank a lot
and took it out on the kids.” (Tr. p. 188). Arndt, in particular, struggled as he
was “picked on” by students at school and other children in his neighborh... More...
   $0 (07-07-2016 - IN)

Jamar Sheets v. State of Indiana

Around 6:15 a.m. on September 13, 2014, Steve Krause (“Krause”), his
daughter, and some of his co-workers from the Indiana Department of
Correction were on their way to a softball tournament at Hummel Park in
Plainfield, Indiana. They stopped at a nearby McDonald’s restaurant to eat
breakfast. Krause approached the counter to order, and because he was
wearing sweatpants ... More...
   $0 (07-07-2016 - IN)

United States of America v. Allen Fong

San Francisco, CA - San Mateo Resident Pleads Guilty To Operating A Bay Area Prostitution Racketeering Enterprise

Sex Workers Recruited from Overseas

Allen Fong pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday for his role in an international prostitution racketeering enterprise announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homel... More...
   $0 (07-07-2016 - CA)

James E. Rogers v. State of Indiana

In August 2014, the State charged Rogers with two counts of Class A felony
child molesting, one count of Class C felony intimidation, two counts of Class
D felony child solicitation, and one count of Class D felony battery resulting in
bodily injury.1 The charges stemmed from allegations made by B.L., Rogers’s
then-eight-year-old niece, after she was at Rogers’s house for a sl... More...
   $0 (07-07-2016 - IN)

STEPHANIE GRAY & others1 vs. ATTORNEY GENERAL & another

The common core standards were developed
in 2009 as part of a State-led initiative that included
governors and commissioners of education from forty-eight
States, two territories, and the District of Columbia working as
members of the National Governors Association Center for Best
Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The
purpose of the initiative... More...
   $0 (07-05-2016 - MA)

United States of America v. Daniel Thomason Smith and Kathleen Marina Kelly-Tuorila

Waco, TX - Jury Convicts Owner of DTS Medical Supply Company in Devine, TX, and Office Manager in Connection with $3.5 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

A jury returned guilty verdicts against 55–year-old DTS Medical Supply Company owner Daniel Thomason Smith and 45-year-old DTS office manager Kathleen Marina Kelly-Tuorila in connection with an estimated $3.5 million Health Care Fraud sch... More...
   $0 (07-03-2016 - TX)

State of North Dakota v. Robert Anthony Putney

On June 15, 2014, Minot police arrested Putney for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. The City of Minot charged Putney with simple assault for violating a city ordinance. On June 16, 2014, Putney pled guilty to the charge in municipal court and the court sentenced him to 30 days in jail.

[¶3] In July 2014, the State charged Putney with aggravated assault for shooting his girlfriend duri... More...
   $0 (07-01-2016 - ND)

Charles Don Clement v. Dicalite Management Group, Dicaperl Minerals Corp., Mark Dorman

Norman, OK - Charles Don Clement sued Dicalite Management Group, Dicaperl Minerals Corp., Mark Dorman on wrongful termination theories claiming that he was let go for filing a workers' compensation for an injury that he sustained on the job on November 11, 2013.... More...   $0 (06-30-2016 - OK)

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