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United States of America v. Mark Demetri Stein

Dallas, TX - Final Defendant Sentenced in 'Foreclosure Rescue' Scheme

The final defendant in a high-profile north Texas “foreclosure rescue” case has been sentenced for his role in the scheme, which swindled nearly a quarter of a million dollars from at least 70 homeowners facing foreclosure, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Real Estate So... More...
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Darrel O. Mason v. Adams County Recorder, et al. Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This is a civil-rights case, brought under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3604(c); 42 U.S.C. § 1983; and 42 U.S.C. § 1985, challenging the maintenance of records that contain racially restrictive covenants such as deeds, plat maps, and other real-estate documents maintained by county recorders throughout the state of Ohio.
Plaintiff-Appellant, Darryl Mason, seeks injunctive relief to compel... More...
   $0 (09-06-2018 - OH)

Wendy Younger v. El Paso County Emergency Services District No. 2 and El Paso County, Texas

Wendy Younger purchased the lot at issue in the Montana Vista area in 1997. She purchased the property as part of an agreement between the Paso View Christian Association and the Montana Vista Volunteer Fire Department. Due to a rash of fires and resulting property loss in the area, the Association donated two lots on Kyle Road to the Fire Department in exchange for the department building a... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town v. United States of America Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town (“AQTT”) appeals several orders entered in
favor of the United States, the Secretary and Associate Deputy Secretary of the U.S.
Department of the Interior (“DOI”), the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the
Treasury, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (the “Creek Nation”). Exercising
jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.
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AQTT is a fed... More...
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Cecil Daughtrey Jr. and Patricia A. Daughtrey v. Luis E. Rivera, II Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this case, Cecil and Patricia Daughtrey filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition for the sole purpose of preventing the sale of their property in a public auction to be held pursuant to a state court judgment that foreclosed the mortgage on the property. After the public auction was automatically stayed under 11 U.S.C. § 362(a), the trustee of the bankruptcy estate and the judgment creditor, 72 Pa... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - FL)

Meryl Squires-Cannon, et al. v. Forest Preserve District of Cook County, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, has been trying to acquire a 400-acre estate in Barrington after the owners defaulted on a mortgage and note held by the Forest Preserve. The Forest Preserve foreclosed and then bought the property at the foreclosure auction. The original owners have expressed their opposition by filing five lawsuits of their own, in addition to raising af-fir... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - IL)

Herman Jackson Jr. a/k/a Herman Jackson III a/k/a Main a/k/a Main Love a/k/a Herman Jackson v. State of Mississippi

In June 2013, a confidential informant (CI) told narcotics agents with the Clarksdale
Police Department that Jackson possessed a large amount of marijuana and that he was
selling it out of his home at 343-B Bolivar Street. Officers considered the CI reliable
because the informant had provided information in numerous prior cases and was
instrumental in helping to obtain prior convi... More...
   $0 (07-21-2018 - MS)

State of Ohio v. Kiedrin Page

On October 14, 2015, appellant was indicted on multiple charges. Count 1,
which alleged possession of heroin, was based on the events of August 4, 2015, when
heroin was allegedly found when appellant was searched following his arrest on an
outstanding warrant issued relating to Count 2. Count 2, which alleged trafficking in
heroin, was based on allegations that on June 25, 2... More...
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LOUISE E. WATTS vs. ANNE M. FLEDDERMAN, Executor of the Estate of Thomas A. Fledderman, Deceased and ANNE M. FLEDDERMAN MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

In 1998, Thomas Fledderman was operating an antique furniture and
antique art pottery retail business in Mt. Healthy. When his landlord demanded
possession of the retail space and the second-floor apartment that Thomas
Fledderman had occupied, Thomas Fledderman attempted to purchase a commercial
storefront building located on Spring Grove Avenue in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

State of Tennessee v. Lee Harold Cromwell

After a fireworks show on July 4, 2015, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the defendant reversed his truck through a crowded parking lot, killing one victim and injuring eight others. An Anderson County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for seventeen crimes, including one count each of vehicular homicide, criminally negligent homicide, reckless homicide, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, and dri... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - TN)

Security Bank & Trust Company vs. Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.

Larkin drafted a will and revocable trust agreement for Gordon P. Savoie in 2009.
Following a number of specific bequests, Article 7 of the trust agreement directed that 45
percent of the remaining trust assets be distributed to a beneficiary who was more than 37.5
years younger than Savoie. As a result, the distribution was subject to a
generation-skipping transfer tax total... More...
   $0 (07-04-2018 - MN)

Experian Information Solutions, Inc. v. Nationwide Marketing Services, Inc. District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

The novel federal question in this appeal is whether lists
of names with addresses are copyrightable when they are the
product of a sophisticated process to ensure accuracy and
utility. In other words, whether such lists are more like a
telephone book, that the Supreme Court has held lacks any
creative spark, or more like Joyce’s Ulysses that changed the
course of 20th cent... More...
   $0 (06-28-2018 - AZ)

Joe Earl Smith v. The State of Texas

In January 2017, the State indicted Smith for the offense of murder, alleging that he shot
and killed his uncle, Jack Smith.1 Two days after the incident occurred, and following a multi
state search for Smith, he admitted that he had shot Jack multiple times with a shotgun.2 At trial,
various witnesses testified to the events leading up to the shooting, and for the most part, the <... More...
   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Tracy Wayne Crosby Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Brunswick, Georgia

Brunswick, GA - Former Teacher and Police Officer Pled Guilty To Sex Trafficking Of a Minor

Tracy Wayne Crosby, 42 of Waycross, entered a guilty plea on June 4, 2018, before the Honorable Lisa Godbey Wood to one count of sex trafficking of a minor.

Evidence presented at the guilty plea revealed that up until his arrest in this case, Crosby was the criminal justice teacher at War... More...
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United States of America v. Charles Williams Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Charlise Williams was charged in a
five‐count indictment for bankruptcy fraud. After a weeklong
jury trial, she was found guilty on all counts and sentenced
to a below‐Guidelines prison term of 46 months. On
appeal, Williams argues that the district court erred by: (1) restricting
her ability to cross‐examine witnesses in violation of
the Confrontation Cla... More...
   $0 (06-06-2018 - IL)

BRIAN RUSSELL and BRENT FLANDERS, Trustee of the BRENT EUGENE FLANDERS and LISA ANNE FLANDERS REVOCABLE FAMILY TRUST v. TREANOR INVESTMENTS, L.L.C. and 8TH & NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C., MORELAW Legal Services Marketing Your Source For Marketing Your Firm Nationwide . Completely Free Marketing If It Does Not Work.

In April 1997, Winter, Inc. (Winter) executed and recorded an OEA relating to the development and operation of two adjacent parcels of land it owned on the east side of New Hampshire Street between 7th and 8th Streets in Lawrence. Winter planned for a Borders Bookstore and a parking lot to be constructed on the first parcel, which was described as the "'Borders Parcel.'" The second parcel, where W... More...   $0 (06-06-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Shawn Patrick Watkins United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Missouri Man Pleads Guilty in $3.4 Million Real Estate Investment Scheme that Targeted Orange County Investors

A Missouri man who formerly served as a law enforcement reservist has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud offense and admitted operating a real estate scheme in Orange County that bilked dozens of Southern California investors who collectively suffered approximately... More...
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Green Tree Servicing, LLC v. Henry House; Linda Murrell Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Henry House, Linda Murrell (the House Parties), and other plaintiffs
sued Green Tree Servicing and various other entities (the Green Tree Parties)
in a related action.1 The Green Tree Parties initiated the present suit in
1 Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C. v. Billy Brown, No. 17-60105.
Case: 17-60164 Document: 00514471076 Page: 1 Date Filed: 05/14/2018
No. 17-60164
2
federa... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GREG RUCKER

In 2016 Rucker and codefendant Nicholas Kraft were charged with three
counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of kidnapping and one count of having
weapons while under disability. Kraft plead guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery1
and agreed to testify against Rucker. The case against Rucker proceeded to a jury trial.
{¶3} Evidence was presented that between 3:30 a.m.... More...
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Erik J. Hansen v. Sandridge Partners, L.P.

Respondent and cross-appellant Erik Hansen and several relatives (the “Hansens”)
own about 382 acres of farmland in Tulare County (APN 291-010-009; the “09 parcel”).
Appellant and cross-respondent Sandridge Partners, L.P., (Sandridge) owns an adjacent
parcel of about 250 acres (APN 291-010-005; the “05 parcel”).1
This case centers around
approximately 10 acres on the southwest... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - CA)

Integrated Lender Services, Inc. v. County of Los Angeles, Juan Velasquez

When a trustee sold at foreclosure property once owned by
a convicted fraudster, there were surplus proceeds. Following
statutory procedures (Civ. Code, § 2924j), the trustee deposited
the surplus funds with the trial court for determination of the
proper distribution. There were two claims to the funds: (1) the
County of Los Angeles, which had been awarded criminal
restitu... More...
   $0 (04-28-2018 - CA)

Bruce W. Lauritzen v. First American Title Insurance

¶1 Bruce W. Lauritzen purchased five lots of undeveloped
real property in Hurricane, Utah based on a description in a
recorded subdivision plat map. Lauritzen then purchased title
insurance for these lots through First American Title Insurance
Company (First American). Subsequently, Lauritzen learned that
the plat map had a material defect: one of his lots partially
overlap... More...
   $0 (04-08-2018 - UT)

SHATANI BUCK JR. vs. STATE OF IOWA

Ignoring his own misconduct, Shatani Buck Jr. blames his current plight on
his plea counsel and asks that his felon-in-possession-of-firearm conviction be
tossed. We affirm the district court’s denial of Buck’s application for postconviction
(PCR) relief.
In December 2012, Buck was charged by trial information with Count I, felon
in possession of a firearm, in violation ... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - IA)

Heriberto Ponce v. Wells Fargo Bank

The trial court found that Ponce and Aranda’s complaint was presented primarily for an
improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the
cost of litigation. (§ 128.7, subd. (b)(1).)
On appeal, Ponce and Aranda argue that the claims asserted in their complaint
were not frivolous and therefore, could not have been asserted for an improper purpos... More...
   $0 (03-17-2018 - CA)

John Doe v. Eric Holcomb Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

John Doe, whose legal name is Jane
Doe,1 is a transgender man residing in Marion County, Indiana.
Though Doe is originally from Mexico, the United States
granted him asylum in 2015 because of the persecution he
might face in Mexico for being transgender. But this suit arises
out of Doe’s treatment in the United States. He alleges that he
faces harassment and discrimination ... More...
   $0 (03-02-2018 - IN)

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