Recent Verdicts and Judgements

United States of America v. Fernando Madrigal, AKA “Nando,” Alvaro Reina Cordero, AKA “G-Boy, and Oscar Guadron Diaz, AKA “Cutty”

San Francisco, California criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with conspiracy to conduct the affaris of an enterprise through a pattern of racketerring conspiracy in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1962. Fernando Madrigal, AKA “Nando,” 25; Alvaro Reina Cordero, AKA “G-Boy,” 26; and Oscar Guadron Diaz, AKA “Cutty,” 24, all of San Francisco, each pleaded guilty in February ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - CA)

State of Iowa v. Joseph Cruz

Sioux City, Iowa criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Joseph Cruz, age 20, was accused of killing Anthony Willams, age 19, and Carlos Ray Aguirre, age 21, on October 29, 2022. Cruz pled not guilty. Iowa Code § 707.3 provides: 1. A person commits murder in the second degree when the person commits murder which is not murder in the f ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - IA)

Lonetta Carter, et al. v. Kokomo Key Properties, d/b/a Swamp Car Wash

Gainesville, Florida personal injury lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a wrongful death negligence theory. Bobby Hopkins was shot in the chest and killed outside the Defendant's business on Mary 22, 2021. Plaintiffs claimed that Defendant had a duty to take such precautions as were reasonably necessity to protect customers and invitees from reasonable foreseeable crimina ... More $7,500,000 (12-08-2023 - FL)

State of Texas v. Theodore Joseph Irelan

Nacogdoches, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14. ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - TX)

State of Texas v. Beau Watson

Sherman, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with first-degree murder. Beau Watson, 43, was accused for murder for shooing and killing Jeremy O'Bar, age 37, in 2020. O'Bar was with Watson's wife with whom O'Bar was having an affair. Defendant claimed self-Defense. Prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Don Hoover. ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - TX)

Ramon Mora-Albarran v. Alejandro Mayorkas (United States of America)

San Francisco, California immigration lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant under the Administrative Procedure Act challenging an adverse ruling. Plaintiff was admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident (“LPR”) on April 13, 1985, following his marriage to a U.S. citizen. (Complaint at ¶¶ 2, 12; Dkt. No. 1 at 4849.) About a year later, Plaintiff was attem ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - CA)

Dubbs Dred, Inc. v. Auto-Owers Insurance Company

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania insurance law lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on beach of contract and Statutory Bad Faith theories. Dubbs Dred avers it owns a golf course located within Butler County, Pennsylvania and it maintains an insurance policy through Auto-Owners. (ECF No. 10 at ¶ 7). On October 21, 2021, Dubbs Dred alleges a severe windstorm, including a tornado, caus ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - PA)

Johnathan Williams and Anthony Arona v. 3rd Hme Limited, et al.

Tampa, Florida civil litigation lawyers represented the Plaintiffs who sued the Defendants on a breach of fiduciary duty theory and to wind up Defendant's business. Plaintiffs brought this three-count action against Defendants seeking to wind up Defendant 3rd Home Limited (count I); to hold Defendant Wade Shealy liable for breach of fiduciary duty (count II); and for the appointment of a receive ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - FL)

United States of America v. Russell Rice

El Paso, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon in violation of "18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). On June 5, 2022, local law enforcement was dispatched to an El Paso gentlemen's club after receiving a call about a gun fight in the front parking area of the club. Law enforcement officers responded to the scene and obtained surve ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - TX)

T.N.M. v. Social Security Administration

Greenbelt, Maryland social security disability lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant seeking review of the denial of her application for Social Security: SSID Tit. XIV benefits by HHS. ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - MD)

Commonwealth of Maryland v. Michael Owen, Jr.

Upper Marlboro, Maryland criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with Defendant with murder and other charges. Officer Michael Owens, Jr. was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, voluntary manslaughter and misconduct in office for shooting and killing William Green, age 43, who was setting handcuffed in the front seat of Owen's police car in 2020. Owen had ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - MD)

State of Michigan v. Ethan Crumbley

Pontiac, Michigan criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with multiple counts of first degree murder. Ethan Cumbley, age 17, shot and killed four students at his school in 2021. The shootings occurred in Oxford Township north of Detroit. ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - MI)

United States of America v. Keith Berman

Los Angeles, California criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with defrauding investors by making false and misleading statements about the purported development of a new, blood-based COVID-19 test, leading to millions of dollars in investor losses. Keith Berman, 70, of Westlake Village, was the CEO and sole director of Decision Diagnostics Corp. (DECN), a public medical devic ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - CA)

Emily Dack v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. et al.

Kansas City, Missouri consumer law lawyers represented the Plaintiffs who sued the Defendants on Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Violations claiming $5 million in damages. Plaintiffs were current and former owners or lessees of model year 2015-2019 Volkswagen vehicles equipped with the "Front Assist" feature ("Class Vehicles"). According to the Complaint, Volkswagen describes Front Assist as follows: ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - MO)

Sumaya Hussien v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

Chicago, Illinois civil rights lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory. ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - IL)

Howad Cohan v. Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois civil rights lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on an Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory. ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - IL)

United States of America v. Ryan Stivers

Covington, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. Beginning in 2017, law enforcement began investigating suspicious packages being mailed from California to multiple addresses in Northern Kentucky, which were associated with Ryan Stivers, age 30, of Florence, Kentucky. During the investigation, law enf ... More $0 (12-08-2023 - )

Kyla Daniels v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America

St. Louis, Missouri insurance law lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant seeking a declaratory judgment and claiming $400,000 in damages. ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - MO)

Akinfolarin Oladayo Sessi v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, et al.

St. Louis, Missouri immigration law lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendants seeking a Writ of Mandamus to Adjudicate Visa Petition. ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - MO)

Anita Hamilton and Mary Hoskins v. City of Marvell Arkansas, et al.

Little Rock, Arkansas personal injury lawyer presented the Plaintiffs who sued the Defendants on civil Rights violations under 43 U.S.C. 1983. The claims made and defenses asserted are not available. ... More $1 (12-07-2023 - AR)

United States of America v. Elias Glen Sims

Aberdeen, South Dakota criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with assault of an intimate partner resulting in substantial bodily injury. Elias Glen Sims, age 19, was indicted by a federal grand jury in January of 2023. A Superseding Information was filed, and the defendant pleaded guilty on September 11, 2023. The defendant was convicted of physically abusing his pregnant g ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - SD)

United States of America v. Gayle Joyce Ferngren

Minneapolis, Minnesota criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with multiple schemes that defrauded individuals throughout the United States. from 2017 through April 2022, Gayle Joyce Ferngren, 70, and others participated in a scheme to launder proceeds that were fraudulently obtained from victims throughout the United States, including the proceeds of romance fraud scams and s ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - MN)

United States of America v. Jonathan Allen Scott

Hot Springs, Arkansas criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with assault resultng in serious bodily injury and assault with intent to do bodily harm. On July 28, 2019, Jonathan Allen Scott, age 36, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, entered Hot Springs National Park, along Bath House Row, east of Central Avenue, carrying a 12-gauge shotgun. Hot Springs is a United States National Park ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - AR)

United States of America v. Mujera Benjamin Lung'aho, et al.

Little Rock, Arkansas criminal defense lawyers represented the Defendants charged with fire bombings of multiple police vehicles. The leader of the group, Mujera Benjamin Lung’aho, received a 5 ½-year sentence for his conduct, which involved the use of Molotov cocktails to burn police cars. The five defendants include: Mujera Benjamin Lung’aho, 33, North Little Rock, AR 66 months’ incarc ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - AR)

United States of America v. Gary McDonald

Chicago, Illinois criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with possessing a loaded handgun while on court-supervised release for a drug conviction. GARY MCDONALD, 50, illegally possessed the gun on Oct. 8, 2023, in a vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Sherman Street in Joliet. McDonald had been released from federal prison in 2020 after serving time for a drug conspiracy conv ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - IL)

United States of America v. Earl D. Miller

South Bend, Indiana criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with five counts of wire fraud and one count of securities fraud. That same jury acquitted Miller of one count of wire fraud and one count of bankruptcy fraud. Earl D. Miller, age 44, became the sole owner of “5 Star”, a real estate investment firm, in July of 2014. Through 5 Star and it its numerous related enti ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - IN)

United States of America v. Charles Davis

Bowling Green, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with fraud. Charles Davis, 57, was sentenced last week to 2 years and 3 months in prison, followed by a 3-year term of supervised release, for two counts of wire fraud. The charges were in in connection with his thefts while working as treasurer from two Russell County non-profit organizations, ArtWorks Community A ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - KY)

United States of America v. Ernesto Gonzalez Campos

Tamps, Florida criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with taking, killing, or possessing migratory birds. Ernesto Gonzalez Campos, 36, of Brandon, Florida, had engaged in the ongoing capture, sale and trade of protected migratory songbirds. On at least three occasions in 2020 and 2021, Campos sold and traded indigo buntings, painted buntings, rose-breasted grosbeaks and blue g ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - FL)

United States of America v. Tamara Yvonne Motley

Los Angeles, California criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with billing Medicare more than $24 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary durable medical equipment – mostly power wheelchairs (PWC) – and PWC repairs, many of which were never performed. Tamara Yvonne Motley, 55, a.k.a. “Tamara Ogembe,” of Redondo Beach, was sentenced Tuesday by ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - CA)

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Josh Kaul v. State of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin civil rights lawyers represented the Plaintiffs who sued the Defendant claiming a 1849 Wisconsin law does not apply to consensual abortions. Sheboygan County District Attorney Joel Urmanski interpreted the law as a ban on abortions from conception to birth, apart from exceptions to save the life of the mother. ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - WI)

Zelma Motley v. Metro Man I, Inc., et al.

Detroit, Michigan civil rights lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a 29 U.S.C. 621 Job Discrimination (Age) violation theory. On May 26, 2020, Plaintiff Zelma Motley filed a complaint alleging claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Michigan Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (“MELCRA”), and the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Ac ... More $0 (12-07-2023 - MI)

United States of America v. Adbiel Martinez-Barrera

Tucson, Arizona criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with assaulting a Federal Office and improper Entry by an Alien on September 6, 2023. On May 5, 2023, a United States Border Patrol agent responded to a call from a Border Patrol camera operator who had spotted two suspected undocumented non-citizens in Douglas. The agent went to the area and located the two subjects, a mal ... More $0 (12-06-2023 - AZ)

United States of America v. Luis Carlos Corral Lopez and Lax Jesse

Waterloo, Iowa criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Jesse Lax, age 38, from Waterloo, Iowa, received the prison term after a June 8, 2023 guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Luis Carlos Corral Lopez, age 32, from Caborca, Sonora, Mexico, received the prison term after a February 9, ... More $0 (12-06-2023 - IA)

United States of America v. Thomas James Morford

Des Moines, Iowa criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with failure to pay over employee trust fund taxes and failure to file a federal tax return. From 2015 to 2020, Thomas James Morford, 50, who operated a local concrete business, failed to pay $355,049 in employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This included the failure to pay taxes that he had collected fro ... More $0 (12-06-2023 - IA)

United States of America v. Jerry R. Wheeler, a/k/a "Love"

Springfield, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute large quantities of fentanyl and for illegally possessing firearms. Jerry Wheeler, also known as “Love,” 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and one count of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Wheeler admitted that he part ... More $0 (12-06-2023 - MO)

United States of America v. William Dahl

St. Louis, Missouri criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with producing and receiving child pornography involving three victims. William Dahl, 39, of Audrain County, Missouri, was found guilty of one count of producing child pornography and two counts of receiving child pornography. Judge Ross’ findings of fact said Dahl photographed himself having sex with a 14-year-old gi ... More $0 (12-06-2023 - MO)

United States of America v. Demarco Tapplar

Cincinnati, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with selling a postal key that was then used to steal mail from collection boxes. In 2023, individuals in the Cincinnati area sought to steal cash and checks from U.S. Postal Service collection boxes by illegally obtaining the postal keys to the boxes. On Jan. 23, 2023, police recovered a stolen postal key. The next day, ... More $0 (12-06-2023 - OH)

United States of America v. David E. Powell

Cleveland, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. On October 5, 2021, detectives executed multiple search warrants on residences associated with David Powell, age 67, o ... More $0 (12-06-2023 - OH)

Dwaylon Alexander v. RJH Transportation LLC, et al.

Detroit, Michigan employment law lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sue the Defendants on Fair Labor Standards Act violation theories. ... More $0 (12-06-2023 - MI)

Marie Mayerova, et al. v. Eastern Michigan University, et al.

Detroit, Michigan civil rights lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendants violated Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause by failing to provide sufficient opportunities for women to participate in athletics. This lawsuit was filed following EMU's decision to eliminate four teams; men's wrestling, men's swimming and diving, women's tennis, and women's softball. Plaintiffs seek to r ... More $0 (12-06-2023 - MI)

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