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Machelle Wynne v. Menard, Inc ., and Praetorian Insurance Company

Wynne was employed by Menard and worked at a Menard
store in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She was injured on the job on
two different occasions—a knee injury suffered on September
25, 2013, and a shoulder injury suffered on July 8, 2014.
On August 7, 2015, the Workers’ Compensation Court found
that Wynne had been injured in the scope and course of
her employment, that she had not... More...
   $0 (04-23-2018 - NE)

United States of America v. Ramesh Venkata Pothuru Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - H-1B Tech Staffing Company Owner Sentenced To Prison For Collecting Illegal Filing Fees From Visa Recipients
Ramesh Venkata Pothuru, who collected over $450,000 in illegal filing fees and related expenses from more than 100 fraudulent visas and employer-sponsored green cards for nonimmigrant workers from his native India, was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in pri... More...
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ST. BERNARD PORT, HARBOR & TERMINAL DISTRICT Vs. VIOLET DOCK PORT, INC., LLC

Since the early 1980s, Violet Dock had owned and operated a 75-acre
private industrial port on the Mississippi River in St. Bernard Parish (the
“Property”). Until 2009, Mr. Ruppel was a shareholder/member of Violet Dock.
At that time, Mr. Ruppel was nearing 90 years old, and he divested himself of his
minority interest in Violet Dock.
In December 2010, St. Bernard Port f... More...
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United States of America v. Dwayne E. Hans Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Cyber Criminal Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Attempting to Steal More Than $3 Million From a Financial Institution and Government Agencies

Defendant Conducted Unauthorized Intrusion into a Government Website, and Attempted to Defraud the U.S. Department of Defense and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Dwayne C. Hans, was sentenced on April 18, 2018 by Un... More...
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Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
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United States of America v. Tshombe Anderson Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Dallas Attorney Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Prison for Role in $26 Million Fraud Conspiracy

Tshombe Anderson, 55, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced on April 19, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to 120 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $26,572,458.93 in restitution for his role in a scheme he ran along with his family members from July ... More...
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All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security National Insurance Company

Plaintiff and appellant All Green Electric, Inc. (All Green),
appeals from a grant of summary judgment in favor of its insurer,
defendant and respondent Security National Insurance Company
(SNIC). All Green requested that SNIC defend a lawsuit alleging
that All Green negligently installed electrical equipment for a
medical scanner. The trial court concluded that the lawsuit fel... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - CA)

Tracey K. Kuehl v. Pamela Sllner Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tracey K. Kuehl (Tracey), Lisa K. Kuehl (Lisa), Kris A. Bell, Nancy A.
Harvey, John T. Braumann, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (plaintiffs) brought
suit against Pamela Sellner, Tom Sellner, and Cricket Hollow Zoo (defendants) under
1The Honorable Richard W. Goldberg, United States Court of International
Trade, sitting by designation.
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the Endangered Species Act, 16 U... More...
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Achikam Shapira v. Lifetech Resources

Appellant Achikam Shapira sued his former employer,
Lifetech Resources, LLC, for breach of an employment contract.
The case proceeded to a bench trial; the parties presented their
evidence and rested. The parties and court agreed that the
parties would submit closing arguments in written briefs. Before
Shapira submitted his closing argument brief, he requested that
the cour... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - CA)

CHRISTOPHER L. WAISNER v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2011, Waisner was convicted of various sex crimes in Shawnee County District Court. The underlying facts relating to the criminal case were summarized by this court in Waisner's direct appeal:

"This case involves allegations of sexual abuse lodged against Waisner by his daughter, T.G. Specifically, T.G. alleged that when she lived with Waisner during a period between May 2008 and J... More...
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ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - SD)

Andrew Castillo v. Glenair, Inc.

In a joint employer arrangement, can a class of workers
bring a lawsuit against a staffing company, settle that lawsuit,
and then bring identical claims against the company where they
had been placed to work. We answer no.
This wage and hour putative class action involves the
relationship between a temporary staffing company (GCA
Services Group, Inc. (GCA)), its employees (... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - CA)

David M. Hopper v. Phil Plummer, et al. Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Dayton, Ohio

Robert Richardson suffered a seizure two days after he was booked into the Montgomery
County Jail in Dayton, Ohio. Corrections officers and medical staff responded to the medical
call. Despite both a jail policy that prohibited placing restrained inmates in a prone position and
a medic’s appeal to handcuff Richardson in front, the officers handcuffed him behind his back
and restrai... More...
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ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTION V. ANNETTE BARNES Arkansas Supreme Court

Barnes alleged in her complaint that she was terminated from her position with the
ACC for protesting discriminatory actions on behalf of her employer and participating in
an investigation designed to discover further discrimination. She alleged that her
termination was a violation of the Arkansas Whistle-Blower Act (“AWBA”) and asked for
damages, reinstatement, attorneys’ fees... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

STATE OF KANSAS v. PATRICK A. MEEKS

Patrick Meeks pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft over $1,000 but less than $24,999 for the theft of a vehicle belonging to Monica and Christopher Taylor. Meeks borrowed the vehicle with permission but never returned it. He asserted that the vehicle was stolen from him and never recovered.

At the time the vehicle was stolen, its fair market value was $13,856.21, but there was a... More...
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Association for Accessible Medicines v. Brian E. Frosh, et al. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

The Association for Accessible Medicines (“AAM”) appeals the district court’s dismissal of its dormant commerce clause challenge to a Maryland statute prohibiting price gouging in the sale of prescription drugs. AAM also appeals the district court’s refusal to enjoin enforcement of the statute on the basis that it is unconstitutionally vague. We hold that the statute violates the dormant commerce ... More...   $0 (04-13-2018 - MD)

Philadelphia Taxi Association, Inc., et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia taxicab drivers, aggrieved by the influx of
taxis hailed at the touch of an app on one’s phone, brought
this antitrust action to protest the entry of Appellee Uber
Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) into the Philadelphia taxicab
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market. The Philadelphia Taxi Association (“PTA”), along
with 80 individual taxicab companies (collectively,
“Appellants”), appeal the ... More...
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James P.Teufel v. The Northern Trust Company, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

In 2012 Northern Trust
changed its pension plan. Until then it had a defined-benefit
plan under which retirement income depended on years
worked, times an average of each employee’s five highestearning
consecutive years, times a constant. Example: 30
years worked, times an average high-five salary of $50,000,
times 0.018, produces a pension of $27,000. (We ignore sev2
N... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - IL)

STATE OF OHIO v. JOHN LEHMAN

The victims in this case are a married couple who reside in a single-family home
in Richfield. On the morning of September 14, 2016, someone burglarized their home while
they were at work. The wife homeowner discovered the break-in when she came home at
lunchtime to care for their dogs. Video surveillance taken from the home, in conjunction with
further investigation, led to... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL CHAPMAN

On December 17, 2015, Mr. Chapman and his brother were at Legends Sports
Pub for a holiday gathering with some of his brother’s co-workers. One of the co-workers, T.C.,
was transgender. Towards the end of the night, Mr. Chapman was involved in a fight in the
bathroom. Mr. Chapman admits that he punched the victim, G.H., during that fight. He contends,
however, that he acted in ... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Joe Harry Pegg Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Prolific Marijuana Smuggler Sentenced To Six More Years In Prison For Attempting To Buy A Reduction In Sentence

U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Joe Harry Pegg (70, Ft. Lauderdale) to six years in federal prison for conspiracy to obstruct justice, obstruction of justice, and lying to federal law enforcement officers. The court ordered him to serve this senten... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO v. LEONDRE HARRIS

One night in August of 2016, Mr. Harris and his girlfriend (“A.W.”) were staying
at the Days Inn in Elyria to celebrate their friend’s birthday. There was testimony at trial from
several witnesses that Mr. Harris repeatedly referred to A.W. throughout the evening as his wife
and noted that she was pregnant. A group of six workers from Indiana were also staying at the
same hot... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - OH)

The People of the State of Colorado v. Franck Armand Belibi

Franck Belibi was charged with a number of felony and misdemeanor counts
following an incident in which he struck and killed a pedestrian with his car. He
ultimately entered into a plea arrangement, in which he agreed to plead guilty to one
count of attempt to influence a public servant and to pay $4,728 to the Victim’s
Compensation Fund to offset payments made for the deceden... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - CO)

Katherine K. Morgan v. Baker Hughes Incorporated District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Katherine Morgan, as wrongful death representative of her deceased husband
David Morgan, appeals the district court’s grant of judgment as matter of law
(“JMOL”) in favor of Baker Hughes Incorporated, issued after trial but before the
case was submitted to the jury. Because material disputes in the evidence remain for
resolution by the jury, we conclude that JMOL was inappropriate.... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - WY)

Glenn Allen Chesney, et al v. Entergy Louisiana, L.L.C., et al

On August 31, 2010, Glenn Chesney (“Chesney”) arrived at the
Magnolia Landfill (“the landfill”) hauling a removable trash container on a
10-wheel flatbed truck owned by his employer, Waste Management of
Louisiana, L.L.C (“Waste Management”). Due to a power outage, the weigh
scale at the landfill was not working, and truck drivers had to wait in line for
the scale to reope... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

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