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San Franciscans for Livable neighborhoods v. City and County of San Francisco

After preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) defendant City and County
of San Francisco (City) approved revisions of the housing element of its general plan.
San Franciscans for Livable Neighborhoods (SFLN) filed a petition for writ of mandate
challenging the adequacy of City’s EIR. The trial court denied relief and we affirm.
I. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
A. The... More...
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William Brady v. Bayer Corporation

In 1925, Merck Pharmaceuticals sent a letter to Morris Fishbein, chairman
of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The letter said, “We have been
recently startled by the unexplainable demand on the part of our customers for Sodium
Borate C. P. Powder. From our representatives, we have learned that a Dr. Brinkley, of
Milford, Kansas, has broadcast recommendations for the... More...
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DOUGLAS ALAN ANDERSON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On February 10, 2006, Anderson entered guilty pleas to two counts of theft by
receiving, a Class B felony, and three counts of commercial burglary, a Class C felony. For
the theft charges, the circuit court sentenced him as a habitual offender to a term of 240
months in the ADC with an additional SIS for 240 months.1 The information indicated
that Anderson had “previously been ... More...
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Ronald A. Cup v. AMPCO Pittsburgh Corporation, et al. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This case involves a dispute over retiree healthcare benefits. Retired union member Ronald Cup and similarly situated retirees requested—and the District Court ordered—arbitration of the dispute under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 185. Ampco Pittsburgh Corporation, its subsidiary Akers National Roll Company, and Akers’ health and welfare benefit plan (collectively, the Com... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - PA)

Ridge Natural Resources, LLC, Calvin Smajstrla, Christopher Hawa and Wilson Hawa v. Double Eagle Royalty, LP Ridge Natural Resources LLC Mineral Rights

Although an in-depth examination of oil-and-gas principles is not necessary to resolve the merits of this appeal, we pause briefly to define the various rights at issue in a mineral estate so as to ground our subsequent discussion and provide context as to what rights the McDaniels purportedly believed they were conveying, and what rights may have actually been conveyed in the agreement the Mc... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Arthur Larange Lee, Jr. Alachua County Florida Courthouse - Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, FL - Alachua County Man Sentenced to 327 Months in Prison for Sex Trafficking by Force, Fraud, and Cooercion

Arthur Larange Lee Jr., 35, of Gainesville, Florida, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville to 327 months in prison for sex trafficking of an adult, and 60 months each for two counts of use of interstate commerce to commit prostitution. Each count is ... More...
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Rev. Fr. Emanuel Lemelson v. Bloomberg, L.P. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In both an online article and a subsequent TV interview, Bloomberg
News reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission had opened
an investigation to determine whether Emmanuel Lemelson, a priest
and hedge fund manager, had intentionally published false material
about public companies in whose stock he held a short position. Lemelson
filed suit against Bloomberg and ... More...
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Vera Serova v. Sony Music Entertainment

Defendants and appellants Sony Music Entertainment
(Sony), John Branca, as co-executor of the estate of Michael J.
Jackson (the Estate), and MJJ Productions, Inc. (collectively
Appellants) appeal from an order of the superior court partially
denying their motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP statute.
(Code Civ. Proc., § 425.16.)
1 Plaintiff and respondent Vera
Serova (... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew Lane Durham Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Matthew Durham appeals his convictions and sentence on four counts for illicit
sex with minors in Kenya after travelling there from the United States. This opinion
addresses the following eight issues presented for appellate review.
1. Is 18 U.S.C. § 2423(c), the statute on which the convictions
were based, unconstitutional on its face and as applied to Mr.
Durham because it ex... More...
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Terry Martin v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products, LLC Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This toxic tort class action case arises from
Defendants’ alleged contamination of the groundwater in the McCook Field neighborhood of
Dayton, Ohio. Plaintiffs own properties in McCook Field, which is a low-income area
surrounding a Superfund site. They allege that Defendants released volatile organic compounds
and other hazardous substances into the groundwater underlying their pr... More...
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Howard Pittman v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff Howard Pittman (“Pittman”) sued two mortgage servicers, iServe Servicing, Inc. (“iServe”) and Servis One, Inc., d/b/a BSI Financial Services (“BSI”), for negligent and willful violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) pursuant to 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681n and 1681o. He also sued BSI for breach of contract. Pittman appeals from several decisions entered by the district court denying Pi... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. William Holmes Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

A recantation is not always a good reason for a new trial. The recanting witness, in fact, may have told the truth the first time. Other evidence may corroborate the earlier testimony over the recantation. Such is the case here.
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No. 17-3262 Davis v. Bradshaw Page 2
Ian Davis is currently incarcerated for the assault and murder of Marsha Blakely. His conviction was based on the testim... More...
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Jena McClellan v. Midwest Machining, Inc. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Jena McClellan brought suit against her former employer to enforce her rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k), and the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d). The district court granted summary judgment for Defendant on the grounds that Plaintiff’s federal claims were barred by the... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Ghobad Ghasempour Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Frederick Yette for the District of Columbia, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Dalton for the Western District of Washington, and Trial Attorney Amy Larson, of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section.

Ghobad Ghasempour, 38, a Canadian national, was sentenced on Aug. 20, in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 42 months in prison for conspir... More...
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United States of America v. Benjamin James McGrigg Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Commercial Driver’s License Fraud

Benjamin James McGrigg, 43, of Jackson, pled guilty on August 17, 2018 before Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to commercial driver’s license fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General Regional Special Agent in Charge Marlies Gonzalez.
... More...
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A.L. v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, US, Inc. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

This is a consolidated appeal of 30 separate lawsuits. Most plaintiffs-appellants are individuals with severe autism. Defendant-appellee is Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. (“Disney”), a division of The Walt Disney Company.
In separate lawsuits, plaintiffs filed claims alleging that Disney, at six of its theme parks, fails to accommodate their disabilities, in violation of Title III of t... More...
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United States of America v. Luis Enrique Damazo, a/k/a Luis Enrique Cassinelli Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Oil and Gas Repairman Sentenced to 33 Months for $450,000 False Invoice Scheme

Luis Enrique Damazo, also known as Luis Enrique Cassinelli, 54, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for defrauding a Texas company of more than $450,000 through fictitious invoices, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahom... More...
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United States of America v. Cruz Abeita District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Laguna Pueblo Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Conviction on Federal Conspiracy and Commercial Robbery Charges

Cruz Abeita, 28, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo who resides in San Felipe, N.M., was sentenced on August 17, 2018 in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 84 months of imprisonment for his conviction on a conspiracy charge and for violating the Hobbs Act.... More...
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United States of America v. Malcolm Militante Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Ewa Beach Man Sentenced To 88 Months For Fireworks, Methamphetamine Charges

Malcolm Militante, 51, formerly a resident of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, was sentenced on August 16, 2018 to 88 months’ imprisonment for possession of explosives, namely display fireworks, and for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. As part of his sentence, Militante must pay $2,966.60 i... More...
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United States of America v. Jaime Aburto Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Convicted Alien Smuggler Sentenced to 44 Months for Actions Resulting in Injury to Border Patrol Agent

Jaime Aburto, a United States citizen with a prior alien smuggling conviction, was sentenced in federal court today to forty-four months in prison for his role in a smuggling incident that left a Border Patrol Agent injured.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. ... More...
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LINDA BERNING v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

In April 2014, at around 10 p.m. on a Sunday, Deputy Kristopher Casper saw a vehicle with its lights on and door open, parked at the back of the Bluebird bar. He believed the vehicle belonged to Linda Berning, who ran the Bluebird. He was not concerned at that time. He had met Berning before. But he knew the Bluebird was closed on Sundays. A short time later, Deputy Casper saw the vehicle leave th... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - KS)

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ryan K. Zinke Montana District Federal Courthouse - Missoula, Montana

This Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) case concerns the Upper Missouri River Valley Distinct Population Segment of Arctic Grayling (“arctic grayling”), a cold-water fish in the Salmonidae family. Before us is a challenge to the Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”)’s decision not to list the arctic grayling as an endangered or threatened species under the ESA. Plaintiffs-Appellants Center for Biological... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - MT)

United States of America v. Cruz Abeita District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Laguna Pueblo Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Conviction on Federal Conspiracy and Commercial Robbery Charges

Cruz Abeita, 28, an enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo who resides in San Felipe, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 84 months of imprisonment for his conviction on a conspiracy charge and for violating the Hobbs Act. Abeita will... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. WILLIE FLEMING

The State charged Fleming with theft, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary after an investigation revealed evidence that he and others broke into a residence at night and took property. The noise they made while entering the residence startled Carrington Dean and Quintez Secka, who had been asleep in separate upstairs bedrooms.
Dean was a guest who was sleeping over that night, and Sec... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KING MOUNTAIN TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.

In 2006 the late Delbert Wheeler, Sr., a lifelong-enrolled member of the Yakama Nation in Washington State, purchased “80 acres of trust property . . . from the Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, the agency of the Yakama Nation which is charged with overseeing the maintenance of real property held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Yakama Nation and its members.” Wheeler then opened... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - WA)

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