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United States of America v. Gary Risner and Larry Shepherd 800-932-8242

Defendants-Appellants Gary Risner and Larry Shepherd appeal their convictions for conspiring to bribe voters during the 2014 election in Magoffin County, Kentucky. Risner additionally appeals several of his substantive voter-bribery convictions. We AFFIRM.
I. Background
In 2014, Charles “Doc” Hardin, Defendant Gary Risner (Risner), and Renee Shepherd (Defendant Larry Shepherd’s wife) were ... More...
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KENNETH VANN V. FEDEX FREIGHT, INC.; SEDGWICK CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.; AND DEATH & PERMANENT TOTAL DISABILITY TRUST FUND

Kenneth Vann sustained a compensable injury on November 30, 2015, while
employed by FedEx Freight, Inc. (FedEx). He had been employed by FedEx since 1997 and
was approximately fifty-seven years old when the injury occurred. The administrative law
judge (ALJ) found: Vann proved he had sustained a permanent physical impairment in the
amount of 20 percent to his body as a whole; ... More...
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District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This case is back to us after our reversal of the certification of a class
composed of individuals whose payment card information was compromised as a
result of the 2013 Target security breach. See In re Target Corp. Customer Data Sec.
Breach Litig., 847 F.3d 608, 613 (8th Cir. 2017). On remand, the district court2 recertified
the class after conducting a rigorous analysis. Class m... More...
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Michele Cole v. Historic Mission Inn Corporation

The facts in this paragraph are taken from the allegations in Coyle’s complaint.
On May 8, 2013, Coyle ate lunch with a friend. They ate lunch on a patio at the
Mission Inn. During lunch, a spider bit Coyle’s back. As a result of the spider bite,
Coyle “was hospitalized with numbness and weakness in her extremities due to
demyelination in [her] thoracic spine.”
In the negligenc... More...
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Part-Time Faculty Association v. Columbia College Chicago Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

This case involves a labor dispute between Columbia College Chicago (“CCC” or “the College”) and one of its employee unions, the Part-Time Faculty Association at Columbia College Chicago (“PFAC”), over the rep-resentation of full-time staff members who also teach part-time. A Regional Director (“the Director”) of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) ruled that such
2 No. ... More...
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Erick Peoples, et al. v. City of Detroit, Michigan Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiffs-Appellants are eleven minority firefighters who were laid off by the City of Detroit (“City”) in August 2012 as part of a reduction in force (“RIF”). Plaintiffs brought suit against the City and their union, the Detroit Fire Fighters Association, Local 344, IAFF, AFL-CIO (“DFFA”), alleging that they were laid off in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 200... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - MI)

Tamara Skidgel v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 12300
et seq.) provides in-home services to elderly or disabled persons so that they may avoid
institutionalization. For purposes of the state unemployment insurance system, IHSS
service recipients are considered employers of their service providers if the providers are
directly paid by the program or the recipie... More...
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Kathy A. Netro v. Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Inc. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Kathy Netro brought a medical malpractice suit in state court against the Greater Baltimore Medical Center for its negligent care of her now-deceased mother. When she won, GBMC became liable under federal law for payments Medicare had made for Netro’s mother’s treatment. GBMC did not immediately satisfy the judgment. And three weeks after the state court entered its final order, Netro brought this... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - MD)

Marie Gillispie v. Regional Care Hospital Partners, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We are asked to determine whether the District Court
erred in dismissing a claim under the “whistleblower”
protection provision of the Emergency Medical Treatment and
Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”), 42 U.S.C. § 1395dd. The
dispute here arises from Marie Gillispie’s allegations that the
Southwest Regional Medical Center (the “Medical Center”)
terminated her employment because s... More...
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United States of America v. Frankie Beqiraj Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Heroin Dealer Convicted In Manhattan Federal Court For Overdose Death Of 25-Year-Old Man

Frankie Beqiraj was found guilty on June 11, 2018 of conspiracy to distribute heroin resulting in the death of Robert Vivolo, a 25-year-old man from City Island, New York. BEQIRAJ was also convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, oxycodone, and alprazolam. A unanimous jury conv... More...
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In Re World Trade Center Lower Manhattan Disaster Site Litigation Southern District of New York - New York, New York

This action involves the tort and labor law claims of workers whose
participation in post-9/11 cleanup efforts allegedly caused them to develop
respiratory illnesses. The United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York (Alvin K. Hellerstein, J.) granted summary judgment against the
workers, holding that the law that had revived their otherwise time-barred
cla... More...
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In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2013 in Sumner County, Kansas

As this court explained in detail in In re Equalization Appeal of Kansas Star Casino, 52 Kan. App. 2d 50, 52-55, 362 P.3d 1109 (2015), rev. denied 307 Kan. ___ (December 20, 2017), Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas and is located in the south central gaming zone. In April 2007 the Kansas Legislature enacted K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery A... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Wenxia Man United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Wenxia Man appeals her conviction and sentence for conspiracy to export defense articles without a license or written approval in violation of the Arms Control Export Act, 22 U.S.C. § 2778; see also 22 C.F.R. §§ 121.1, 123.1, 127.1.
Case: 16-15635 Date Filed: 06/06/2018 Page: 1 of 44
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Her appeal requires us to decide whether sufficient evidence supports her conviction, including the d... More...
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Adrian Camacho v. Target Corporation

Plaintiff Adrian Camacho appeals from a judgment entered after the trial court
granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Target Corporation (Target) on
Camacho's causes of action for discrimination based on sexual orientation, harassment
causing a hostile work environment, failure to prevent harassment and discrimination,
retaliation, constructive termination in violation of ... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - CA)

Ryan Smythe v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) appeals from an order denying its motion to
compel arbitration of an action brought by Ryan Smythe in his capacity as a driver for
Lyft, Inc. (Lyft). Smythe also drives for Uber. The court correctly found the action is
beyond the scope of Smythe’s arbitration agreement with Uber, so we affirm.
BACKGROUND
During the relevant period Smythe worked as... More...
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CLIFTON STEEL COMPANY vs. TRINITY EQUIPMENT COMPANY

Clifton is a steel manufacturer whose products include wear parts for the railroad
industry. Railroad wear parts are replaced on a consistent basis “to protect wear within the
[railroad] car itself.” Trinity sells railroad parts and has acted as Clifton’s sales agent since
1986. No written contract between the companies existed until May 4, 2012, when the parties
e... More...
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THE STATE OF OHIO v. JACKSON

On August 5, 2015, C.H., who at the time was 14 years of age, went to the home of N.J. and joined her sister, S.H., and her sister’s friend, Demetrius Jackson, who also were there. C.H. went to sleep in an upstairs bedroom, and when Jackson woke her up and tried to lay down with her, she pushed him out of the bed and he left the room. However, he later returned and offered C.H. $200 a week if sh... More...   $0 (06-09-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Dyno-Nobel, Inc. District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Dyno-Nobel, Inc. Ordered to Pay $250,000 for Failing to Notify Federal Authorities of Anhydrous Ammonia Discharges

U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon ordered Dyno Nobel, Inc., the owner of a urea plant near St. Helens, Oregon, to pay $250,000 for violating section 103(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), following a ser... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - OR)

Denise Hoskins v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

The evidence most favorable to the verdict shows that on January 5, 2016,
Hoskins attempted to leave a J.C. Penney store without paying for clothes that
she was carrying. After walking through the store doors and triggering the store
alarm, Hoskins was stopped by one of J.C. Penney’s loss prevention officers,
Kimberly Blair. Hoskins tried to escape by running past Blair, who ... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - IN)

Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation v. Office of Environmental Health Harzard Asse

In 1989, the predecessor to respondent Office of Environmental Health Hazard
Assessment (OEHHA), the lead agency charged with implementing California’s Safe
Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65) (Health & Saf. Code,
§ 25249.5 et seq.), adopted a regulation setting a “maximum allowable dose level” or
MADL for lead as a reproductive toxicant. (Cal. Code Regs., tit... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. John R. Cacaro Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Payroll Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

John R. Cacaro, 58, of West Chester, Ohio, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering as part of a scheme to defraud the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for his own personal gain.

According to court documents, between 2011 and 2013, Cacaro owned Employers Choice Plus... More...
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James Gund v. County of Trinity

This lawsuit alleges that a Trinity County deputy sheriff phoned citizens James
and Norma Gund -- who do not work for the County -- and asked them to go check on a
neighbor who had called 911 for help likely related to inclement weather. The Gunds
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unwittingly walked into a murder scene and were savagely attacked by the man who
apparently had just murdered the neighbor and her... More...
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United States of America v. Jeffrey Eugene Rose, Sr. and Pamela Annette Rose Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Julie Redlinger and Daniel Rodriguez prosecuted the case. AUSA Kristine Rollinson handled the forfeiture matters.

The CEO of Team Work Ready (TWR) has received a significant federal sentence for conspiracy, health care fraud, wire fraud and money laundering, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick along with Special Agent in Charge Christopher Cave of the U.S. Postal Service... More...
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Maranda Lynn O'Donnell v. Harris County, Texas, et al. Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Maranda ODonnell and other plaintiffs (collectively, “ODonnell”)
brought a class action suit against Harris County, Texas, and a number of its
officials—including County Judges,1 Hearing Officers, and the Sheriff
(collectively, the “County”)—under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. ODonnell alleged the
County’s system of setting bail for indigent misdemeanor arrestees violated
Texas statutory a... More...
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Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc.

Appellants Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc. and its
principals, Joseph Ledesma and Kris Meyer (collectively, L&M) contracted with
the San Bernardino Unified School District to manage a construction project at a
middle school. In 2003, L&M hired Darold Hecht as an assistant superintendent
and assigned him to the project. In 2010, Jane Doe, a 13-year-old student at the
... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - CA)

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