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We set forth the facts necessary to decide the claims addressed  in this opinion, and we view the evidence in the light most favorable  to the g... More...
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Kevin Darnell, et al. v. Rafael Pineiro

10 This is a case about unconstitutional conditions of
11 confinement for pretrial detainees. Twenty state pretrial
12 detainees (“the plaintiffs”)1 arrested on separate dates between
13 July 10, 2011, and July 23, 2013, brought individual § 1983
14 claims in the same complaint against the City of New York (the
15 “City”), New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) Captain
16... More...
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Hector Natal Sentenced To Life In Prison For Setting New Haven Fire

On the early morning of March 9, 2011, three members of the Roberson 
family – Jaquetta1 Roberson, Quayshawn Roberson, and Wanda Roberson – died 
in an intentionally‐caused fire at 48‐50 Wolcott Street in New Haven, 
Connecticut. Hector Natal, a neighbor of the Robersons, was charged with arson 
resulting in death, and his father, Hector Morales, was charged with being ... More...
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United States of America v. David Polos

New York, NY - Former DEA Agent Sentenced For Making False Statements Regarding Employment At Adult Entertainment Establishment

David Polos, formerly an Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), was sentenced to one year of probation, 250 hours of community service, and $5,300 in financial penalties for conspiracy and making false statements to th... More...
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United States of America v. Ahmed Mohammed El Gammal

New York, NY - Arizona Man Convicted In Manhattan Federal Court For Material Support To ISIS
Ahmed Mohammed El Gammal Helped Samy El-Goarany Travel from New York City to Syria, where El-Goarany Joined, Trained with, and Died Fighting for ISIS

AHMED MOHAMMED EL GAMMAL, a resident of Arizona, was convicted today of multiple terrorism offenses in connection with his efforts to help Samy ... More...
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On September 16, 2003, Ramirez was charged in a one‐count 5
indictment with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five 6
kilograms or more of cocaine. On May 6, 2004, Ramirez pleaded 7
guilty pursuant to a plea agreement that stipulated to a Guidelines 8
range  of  151  to  188  months’  imprisonment.  Prior  to  sentencing, 9
however,  Ramirez  made  a  mo... More...
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Child-porn charges

While working as a babysitter, Powers took sexually explicit  photos of, and engaged in sexual acts involving, a seven‐year‐old girl  (“V‐1”).  On  August  4,  2014,  Powers  took  four  pornographic photographs  of  V‐1.  That  same  day,  Powers  connected  with  an  undercover  FBI  agent  through  an  online  site  used to swap pornographic pictures of children, and sen... More...   $0 (11-22-2016 - NY)

United States of America v. Jamal Smalls

New York, NY - Leading Member Of Bloods Sentenced To 55 Years For Murder, Shooting, And Narcotics Trafficking

Jamal Smalls was sentenced today to 55 years in prison for the July 26, 2012, drug-related murder of Doneil White; leading a narcotics trafficking conspiracy that distributed powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin in 2012 and 2013; and using and discharging firearms in connect... More...
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From 2011 until 2013, Stevenson was a Member of the New 12
York State Assembly as a representative of District 79 in the Bronx.  13
In March 2012, federal law enforcement officers began investigating 14
his interactions with a group of individuals (the “Businessmen”) 15
who were seeking assistance in opening and operating adult daycare 16
centers in the Bronx.  For the nex... More...
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The factual setting in which this dispute arose is largely undisputed and is  established primarily by affidavits submitted by or on behalf of the parties.    Microsoft Corporation is a United States business incorporated and  headquartered in Washington State.  Since 1997, Microsoft has operated a “web‐based  e‐mail” service available for public use without charge.  Joint Appendix (“J... More...   $0 (07-16-2016 - NY)

Microsoft Corporation v. United States of America

Microsoft Corporation appeals from orders of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York denying its motion to quash a warrant (“Warrant”) issued under § 2703 of the Stored Communications Act (“SCA” or the “Act”), 18 U.S.C.
§§ 2701 et seq., and holding Microsoft in contempt of court for refusing to execute the Warrant on the government’s behalf. The Warrant directed ... More...
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United States of America v. David Polos

New York, NY - Former Dea Supervisor And Employee Convicted Of Making False Statements In National Security Forms

DAVID POLOS, formerly an Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge with the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and GLEN GLOVER, a DEA Information Technology Specialist, were convicted of conspiracy and making false statements to the government in national security forms regardin... More...
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Defendant appeals from an order that denied his motion pursuant to CPL 440.20 seeking to set aside the sentence imposed upon his conviction of criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree (Penal Law § 165.45 [4]), for which he was sentenced as a persistent felony offender to an indeterminate prison term of 25 years to life. We previously affirmed the judgment of conviction on defen... More...   $0 (05-08-2016 - NY)


Defendant‐appellant Daniel J. Halloran appeals from a judgment of
conviction entered in the United States District Court for the Southern District of
New York (Kenneth M. Karas, Judge) on two counts of wire fraud, 18 U.S.C.
§§ 1343, 1346; two counts of violating the Travel Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1952; and one
count of conspiracy to commit both substantive offenses, 18 U.S.C. § 371.... More...
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The VA issued a request for proposals in 2011 for the development and leasing of a hospital in Butler, Pennsylvania.
In June 2012, losing bidder Gilbane/Cedarwood Development (“Gilbane”) filed an agency-level bid protest with the government’s contracting officer, contending that Westar should not have received the award because it was not a responsible bidder. Am. Compl. ¶ 19, Ex. D; Am.... More...
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Lockhart v. United States of America

Defendants convicted of possessing child pornography in violation of 18 U. S. C. §2252(a)(4) are subject to a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence and an increased maximum sentence if they have “a prior conviction . . . under the laws of any State relating to aggravated sexual abuse, sexual abuse, or abusive sexual conduct involving a minor or ward.” §2252(b)(2). The question before us is whether th... More...   $0 (03-04-2016 - NY)

Hapag-Lloyd Aktiengesellschaft v. U.S. Oil Trading LLC

This action presents, as the District Court aptly put it,  “interesting  and  apparently  novel  questions  regarding  the  interplay among the United States bankruptcy law, maritime law  and the federal interpleader statutes.” Hapag‐Lloyd contracted with  non‐appealing Defendant O.W. Bunker Germany GmbH (“O.W.  Germany”)  to  purchase  fuel  bunkers  for  these  three  ships,  among  ... More...   $0 (02-26-2016 - NY)

United States of America v. Viloski

Viloski was a lawyer and real‐estate broker who worked with  Dick’s  Sporting  Goods  (“DSG”)  on  a  number  of  development  projects.1  From  1998  through  2005,  he  participated  in  a  kickback  scheme  involving  the  construction  of  new  DSG  stores,  in  which  developers  or  landlords  paid  “consulting”  fees—sometimes  in  exchange for work never performed—to Viloski in his c... More...   $0 (02-18-2016 - NY)


On April 23, 2003, Plaintiff, Call Henry, Inc., entered into a contract with Defendant, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”), whereby plaintiff agreed to provide inspection, maintenance, and testing services for the John H. Glenn Research Center in Brook Park, Ohio. This contract has a base period of three years followed by up to seven one-year option periods and is a servic... More...   $0 (02-18-2016 - NY)

Barden Corp. v. United States

Plaintiff, The Barden Corporation (“Barden”), a domestic producer
of antifriction bearings (“AFBs”), initiated these consolidated actions1 against the United
States asserting constitutional challenges to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset
Act of 2000 (“CDSOA”), Pub. L. No. 106-387, §§ 1001-03, 114 Stat. 1549, 1549A-72-75
(2000), codified at 19 U.S.C. § 1675c (2000),2 rep... More...
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United States v. Bert

On January 19, 2012, Bert was arrested in the hallway outside his 4
girlfriend’s apartment at 55 Holland Avenue, a Staten Island building 5
participating in New York City’s Field Trespass Affidavit Program. Earlier that 6
evening, Officer John Fahim and Officer Besim Pelinku received a radio report 7
that five African‐American males were trespassing at 55 Holland Avenue. ... More...
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ALBERT LOPEZ VICTORY v. GEORGE PATAKI, Former Governor of the State of New York

In 1970, Victory entered DOCCS custody to serve a sentence of twenty‐five 3
years to life upon his conviction of felony murder, stemming from his 4
involvement in the 1968 shooting death of a police officer. See People v. Bornholdt, 5
305 N.E.2d 461 (N.Y. 1973) (upholding conviction); Victory v. Bombard, 570 F.2d 6
66, 70 (2d Cir. 1978) (reversing grant of writ of habeas... More...
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United States v. Vernace

In 1981, the two owners of the Shamrock Bar in Queens, New York, 
were shot to death in their establishment, following an altercation that began 
with a spilled drink.  The murders became known as the Shamrock Murders. 
More than thirty years later, defendant‐appellant Bartolomeo 
Vernace was convicted, following a jury trial, of participating in the Shamrock 
Murders.  O... More...
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United States v. Liddon Young

On May 14, 2013, Young was indicted for his role in a scheme  that involved the unlawful distribution of firearms.  Without the  benefit of a plea agreement, he entered a plea of guilty to three  firearms violations.1 
Prior to sentencing, a probation officer interviewed Young to  assist in preparing a presentence report.  In discussing his offense  conduct, Young told the probation officer th... More...
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Main Street Legal Services v. National Security

On appeal from a judgment entered in the Eastern District of New York 
(Vitaliano, J.) dismissing plaintiff’s complaint for failure to state a claim under 
the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), plaintiff challenges the district court’s 
olding that the National Security Council is not an “agency” subject to the 
FOIA.  5 U.S.C. §§ 551(1), 552(f)(1). 
AFFIRMED.    Judge WESLE... More...
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Authors Guild Inc., et al. v. Google, Inc.

The United States of America, by and through counsel, submits this statement of its views
concerning the proposed class action settlement (the “Proposed Settlement” or “Agreement”)
between the American Association of Publishers, et al. (the “Class Plaintiffs”) and Google Inc.
The United States has been informed by the parties that they are continuing to consider
pos... More...
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United States v. Pugh

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh ("Pugh" or "Defendant") brings this pretrial omnibus motion (Not. of Mot. (Dkt. 28)), seeking: (1) dismissal of Count One of the Indictment (Indictment (Dkt. 11)), on the ground that Count One fails to state an essential element of the offense, (2) dismissal of Count Two of the Indictment, on the separate grounds of insufficiency of the evidence and duplicity, (3) suppre... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - NY)

Alli-Balogun v. United States

This memorandum covers two independent applications for Hakeem Alli-Balogun. The first, his motion for a reduction of sentence, is dealt with in infra Parts I.A, II & III. The second, challenging his conviction, is covered in infra Parts I.B, II & IV. The case is a remarkable one. Though the drug case was nasty, the long-term imprisonment, by today's standards, was excessive. Defendant has ... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - NY)

Husteel Co. v. United States

Following the filing of a petition by U.S. Steel, Maverick, and other domestic producers
of OCTG, Commerce initiated anAD investigation of OCTG from Koreaon July 22, 2013. See
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the
Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine, and the Socialist
Republic of Vietnam:... More...
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Sharif Mobley v. CIA, et al.

Mobley, a United States citizen, Cmpt. ¶ 3, has been detained in Yemen since January 26, 2010. According to one of his attorneys, he was abducted from the streets of Sana’a, Yemen’s capital city, by eight armed men who forced him into a van, shooting him twice in the process. Decl. Cori A. Crider, ¶¶ 1, 8–16 (July 21, 2010). Mobley had lived in Sana’a with his family since 2008, but in January ... More...   $0 (12-10-2015 - NY)

Spurlino Materials of Indianapolis, LLC v. NLRB

The petitioner’s employees conducted a strike that they said was intended to protest the company’s unlawful termination of and failure to reinstate a prominent union supporter. At the same time, they honored a clause in an agreement they had with the company not to strike -- for any reason -- on one particular construction project. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that the strike... More...   $0 (12-10-2015 - NY)

United States v. Ashburn

On January 4, 2015, Defendants were charged in a Fifth Superseding Indictment (the "Indictment") with racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, and several related crimes. (Dkt. 271.) The Indictment charged Defendants, as members of an association-in-fact enterprise, the Six Tre Outlaw Gangsta Disciples Folk Nation ("Six Tre" or "Folk Nation"), with conducting and aspiring to conduct the affairs of t... More...   $0 (12-02-2015 - NY)

Alli-Balogun v. United States

It is held that the trial court is not bound by the Sentencing Commission's "special instruction" appended to section 1B1.10 of the Sentencing Guidelines ("guidelines"). See United States Sentencing Guidelines ("U.S.S.G.") § 1B1.10(e). The "special instruction" dictates that, in retroactively applying amendment 782, which reduces offense levels in the drug quantity

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Chrysler v. Guiney

Chrysler was a marijuana dealer who operated in and around Newburgh, 
New  York.  Dominick  Pendino  (“Pendino”),  a  Newburgh  resident  and  the 
homicide victim, was Chrysler’s associate.  In late August 1998, Chrysler and his 
wife Elizabeth were arrested for felony marijuana possession based, in part, on 
assistance  provided  by  Michael  Ronsini  (“Ronsini”),  an  informant ... More...
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On August 15, 2014, Rio Tinto plc ("Plaintiff' or "Rio Tinto") filed an Amended
Complaint ("Complaint") against Vale S.A. ("Vale"), Benjamin Steinmetz ("Steinmetz"),
BSG Resources Limited and related entities ("BSGR"), Mahmoud Thiam ("Thiam"),
Frederic Cilins ("Cilins"), and Mamadie Toure ("Toure"). 1 Rio Tinto, a leading
1 The Complaint identifies BSG Limited Resources as "who... More...
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LightSquared Inc. et al v. Deere & Company et al

Before the Court is the joint motion of Defendants Deere & Company ("Deere"), Garmin
International, Inc. ("Garmin"), Trimble Navigation Limited ("Trimble"), and The U.S. GPS
Industry Council ("USGIC," and collectively, "Defendants") to dismiss two related actions
brought against them by LightSquared, Inc. ("LightSquared"), a mobile telecommunications
company currently in Chapte... More...
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Duffey v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.

Duffey alleges the following background facts in the operative complaint. The court
accepts these facts as true for the purposes of this motion. Michael Coppel Promotions Pty. Ltd.
v. Michael Bolton, 982 F. Supp. 950, 953 (S.D.N.Y. 1997). This summary of the facts also
references two contracts and the Box of Flair itself, all of which are integral to the operative complaint.1 <... More...
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United States v. Mustafa

Defendant Mostafa Kamel Mostafa, a/k/a Abu Hamza aI-Masri, a/k/a Abu
Hamza, is charged in an eleven-count Indictment with various crimes, including a
hostage-taking conspiracy, hostage taking, conspiring to provide material support to
terrorists and termrist organizations, and providing such support, including
establishing a jihad training camp in Bly, Oregon and facilitating v... More...
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USF&G v. Ashley Reed

On July 12,2011, Plaintiff United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company ("USF&G")
filed a complaint against Defendants Ashley Reed Inc. ("Ashley Reed"), Scott Ressler, James
Ressler (collectively, the "Ashley Reed Defendants"), Fendi Adele, S.r.l., Fendi S.r.l, and Fendi
North America, Inc. (collectively, "Fendi"), seeking a declaratory judgment that three liability
insurance po... More...
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Amarin Pharma Inc. v. U.S. FDA

Amarin is a biopharmaceutical company incorporated in Delaware and based in New
Jersey. Compl. ¶ 24. It and four medical doctors resident in New York2 (collectively, “Amarin”)
bring this suit against the FDA, two officials with responsibility over the FDA (Dr. Stephen
Ostroff and Sylvia Matthews Burwell), and the United States (collectively, the “FDA”).3 The
FDA is the federa... More...
   $0 (11-15-2015 - NY)

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