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United States of America v. Steven Allen Schwartz

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - The United States of America charged Steven Allen Schwartz with securities fraud.

a former consultant who also served as the Chief Operating Officer of 1 Global Capital, LLC pled guilty for his role in connection with a $287 million securities fraud scheme involving a commercial payday loan business that operated from early 2014 through July 2018 and impacted more th... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher Casacci

Buffalo, NY - The United States of America sued Christopher Casacci with trafficking in African wild cats.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Christopher Casacci, 38, of Amherst, New York, with violating the Lacey Act and the U.S. Animal Welfare Act based on his trafficking of African wild cats in interstate commerce.

The indictment charges that Casacci, doing b... More...
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B. ADAM BERLIN, et al. vs DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION


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After a stipulated final judgment was entered in a condemnation case, appellants filed a claim for attorneys’ fees. The appellee Department of Transportation moved to strike the claim on grounds it failed to meet... More...
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United States of America v. Jody Tremayne Wafer

Portland, OR - The United States of America charged Jody Tremayne Wafer with conspiracy to traffick marijuana grown in Oregon to Texas.

Jody Tremayne Wafer, 30, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for organizing and leading a conspiracy to traffic marijuana grown in Portland to Texas.

According to court documents, dr... 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) appealed from an order of the superior court partially
denying their motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP statute.
(Code Civ. Proc., § 425.16.)
1 We previously issued an opinion in
t... More...
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United States of America v. Akbar Akram

Tampa, FL - The United States of America charge Akbar Akram with illegally trafficking in live water monitor lizards from the Philippines.

Akbar Akram, a resident of Holiday, Florida, pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking live water monitor lizards from the Philippines.

Akram, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of wildlife trafficking in violation of the Lacey Act.

Accor... More...
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Warwick California Corp. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.

This case arises out of a dispute over payment for workers’ compensation
insurance. Plaintiffs are six companies affiliated with the Warwick Hotel chain
(collectively, Warwick). Defendants include several companies affiliated with Applied
Underwriters, Inc. (collectively, Applied). The trial court stayed the action based on
inconvenient forum as to all plaintiffs with the exception... More...
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United States of America v. Christian Coxon and Laura Marye Wesley, a/k/a Laura Lott and Waleed Sarrar, a/k/a Willie Sarrar

Phoenix, AZ - The United States of America charged Christian Coxon and Laura Marye Wesley, a/k/a Laura Lott and Waleed Sarrar, a/k/a Willie Sarrar with conspiracy to import knock-off jewelry and fraud.

Three members of an international conspiracy to import knock-off jewelry from the Philippines and misrepresent it as Native-American have pleaded guilty for their roles in the fraudulent sc... More...
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Palmer, et al. v. Gentek Building Products, Inc.


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In 2003, the Palmers purchased and installed “Driftwood” steel siding from Gentek on their home in Williston. Gentek provided a lifetime limited warranty for the siding. In September ... More...
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Emily Riegel, et al vs. David G. Jungerman, et al


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The plaintiffs in the underlying action are Emily Riegel, and husband and wife Allan and JoAnn Pickert. Riegel is the surviving spouse of attorney Thomas Picke... More...
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James Dalessandro v. Eric Albert Mitchell, Paul S. Levine, Objector and Appellant

James Dalessandro and his counsel, Paul Samuel Levine,
(collectively, appellants) appeal from a postjudgment order
denying Dalessandro’s motion to compel the production of
documents and imposing $3,456.70 in sanctions against Levine
for discovery abuses. We affirm.
PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
The underlying litigation involves residual payments owed
by Eric Mitchell to Daless... More...
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John Doe 122 vs. Marianist Province of the United States and Chaminade College Preparatory, Inc. and Fr. Martin Solma.


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Appellant was born on May 7, 1953 and attended Chaminade as a high school senior in
1971. At that time, Brother John Woulfe (“Bro. Woulfe”), a Marianist brother, was employed by
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Sally Loeb v. County of San Diego

Sally Loeb sued the County of San Diego (County) for personal injuries she
allegedly sustained when she tripped on an uneven concrete pathway in a County park.
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The County filed successive motions for summary judgment (an initial motion, and a
renewed motion based on new evidence) based on its "trail immunity" defense, which
provides absolute immunity to public entities for i... More...
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DERRICK HEARD v. STATE OF ARKANSAS


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A prosecuting attorney has the discretion to charge a juvenile, sixteen years of age or older, in the juvenile or criminal division of circuit court if the juvenile has allegedly engaged in condu... More...
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United States of America v. Dihlon Lee Davis

Houston, TX - The United States of America charged Dihlon Lee Davis with sex trafficking a minor.

A 23-year-old man has been ordered to federal prison after admitting he recruited a high school girl and trafficked her for sex, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Dihlon Lee Davis pleaded guilty Aug. 1, 2o19.

Today, U.S. District Judge George C. Hanks Jr. noted there... More...
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United States of America v. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Spokane, WA - The United States of America charged The Texas Health and Human Services Commission with violating the False Claims Act

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (THHSC) has agreed to pay the United States $15,294,360 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in its administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Department... More...
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Mohammed Noorl v. Countrywide Payroll & HR Solutions, Inc.

The Legislature has enacted statutory requirements concerning itemized wage
statements employers must provide employees along with their paychecks. In this case,
Plaintiff Mohammed Noori sued his former employer, defendant Countrywide Payroll &
HR Solutions, Inc., for violations of those statutory requirements. He alleged, inter alia,
that Countrywide violated Labor Code section 22... More...
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United States of America v. Patrick Johnson

Little Rock, AR - United States of America charged Patrick Johnson with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

A convicted murderer has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. United States Chief District Judge D.P. Marshall, Jr., sentenced Patrick Johnson, 22, of Little Rock, to 120 months’ imprisonment. Ten years is the statutory ma... More...
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Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Ameron pole Products, LLC

A motorist brought a personal injury action against appellant Union Pacific
Railroad Company (Union Pacific) and respondent Ameron Pole Products LLC (Ameron)
following a car accident in which she suffered serious injuries. Union Pacific filed a
cross-complaint against Ameron for equitable indemnity and apportionment. Ameron
moved for summary judgment, arguing the motorist would be ... More...
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United States of America v. Darryl Julius Polo, aka djppimp, and Luis Angel Villarino

Richmond, VA - The United States of America charged Darryl Julius Polo, aka djppimp, and Luis Angel Villarino with criminal copyright infringement and money laundering.

A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty to multiple criminal copyright and money laundering charges related to his running of iStreamItAll, one of the biggest illegal television show and movie streaming services in... More...
   $0 (12-16-2019 - VA)

Janes Wong, as Personal Representative, etc. v. Aaron Wong, as Personal Representative, etc.

Sylvia Tang (Tang) and Alan Chung Cheung Wong (Wong) married in 1999 and
divorced in 2011. During their marriage, Wong held a 48.5 percent interest and Tang
held an 11 percent interest in Asian Square Inc. (Asian Square), which owns and operates
Grand Century Mall in San Jose. On December 31, 2011, Tang and Wong entered a
marital settlement agreement (settlement agreement) that res... More...
   $0 (12-15-2019 - CA)

United States of America v. Randall Swartz

Rutland, VT - The United States of America charged Randall Swartz with mail fraud.

Randall Swartz, 59, of Orleans, was sentenced to 48 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to a charge of mail fraud. Chief Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Swartz serve three years of supervised release following completion of his prison term and pay restitution in the amount of $452,55... More...
   $0 (12-12-2019 - VT)

United States of America v. Timothy J. Smith

Pensacola, FL - The United States of America charged Timothy J. Smith with theft of trade
secrets and interstate extortionate communications.

Timothy J. Smith, 42, of Mobile, Alabama, was found guilty by a federal jury
of charges of theft of trade secrets and interstate extortionate communications.

During trial, the jury received evidence that Smith was a software engin... More...
   $0 (12-11-2019 - FL)

United States of America v. Susan Margaret Werth

Santa Ana, CA - The United States of America charged Susan Margaret Werth wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

A San Diego woman who ran a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison for deceiving investors by falsely claiming their money would be used to make short-term construction loans to other investors seeking to defer capital gains taxes... More...
   $0 (12-10-2019 - CA)

Long Beach Unified School District v. Margaret Williams, LLC

Long Beach Unified School District (the District)
appeals from the dismissal of its cross-complaint under Code
of Civil Procedure section 425.16, commonly known as the
anti-SLAPP statute. (See Wilson v. Cable News Network,
Inc. (2019) 7 Cal.5th 871, 880 (Wilson).) In 2006, the District
entered into a contract with respondent Margaret Williams,
LLC (Williams LLC), which had ... More...
   $0 (12-10-2019 - CA)

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