Escrow Law
Elise Sharon v. Peter J. Porter

Attorney defendant Peter J. Porter represented plaintiff Elise Sharon in a
lawsuit resulting in a 2008 default judgment entered in favor of Sharon. In October 2015,
a judgment debtor wrote to Sharon, claiming the judgment was void. In November 2015,
Sharon’s new attorney correctly opined that the judgment was indeed void. In September
2016, the debtor filed a motion to vacate the j... More...
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United States of America v. Robin DiMaggio

Los Angeles, CA - Ex-‘Arsenio Hall Show’ Musical Director Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud for Embezzling $750,000 from a Charity Concert for Homeless Kids

A professional drummer who has served as a musical director for the... More...
   $0 (09-26-2019 - CA)

Karen De La Carriere v. William N. Greene

Appellants William Greene, California Consulting Group
(CCG), and R & R Trust1 obtained a judgment in their favor and
against respondent Karen de la Carriere (Carriere). The trial
court declared Greene the prevailing party and awarded him
attorney fees pursuant to a contractual attorney fees provision.
Greene nonetheless appealed, contending the trial court erred in
calcula... More...
   $0 (08-31-2019 - CA)

United States of America v. Michael Pizarro, a/k/a Eric Miller

New York, NY - Serial Fraudster Pleads Guilty To Scamming Elderly Victims Out Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Fraudulent Payment Scheme

Michael Pizarro Had Previously Been Convicted of a Similar Offense and Continued to Perpetrate the Scheme even after his... More...
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Lundberg and Elzu... More...
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Howard Pittman v. Experian Information Solutions, Inc., et al.

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 A... More...
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Thee Aguila, Inc. v. Century Law Group, LLP

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Thee Aguila, Inc. appeals from a judgment entered in a
lawsuit involv... More...
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Southern California Gas Company v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles, First American Wholesale Lending Corporation, Real Party in Interest

This case concerns a massive, months-long leak from a
natural gas storage facility located just outside Los Angeles.
According to the allegations before us, the accident severely
harmed the economy of a nearby suburb. We must decide if local
businesses — none of which allege they suffered personal injury
or property damage — may recover in negligence for income lost
because... More...
   $0 (06-02-2019 - CA)

Alan Heimlich v. Shiraz M. Shivji

Code of Civil Procedure section 9981
creates an incentive
for settlement. It authorizes an award of costs to a party that
makes a pretrial settlement offer when the opponent rejects the
offer and obtains a lesser result at trial. (Martinez v. Brownco
Construction Co. (2013) 56 Cal.4th 1014, 1019.) In 1997, the
Legislature amended the statute to make the same incentive
a... More...
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Tobias Kahan v. City of Richmond

Tobias Kahan purchased property in Richmond, California at a foreclosure sale.
Shortly before the sale, the City of Richmond (City) had recorded a “special assessment”
lien against the property for unpaid garbage collection fees, pursuant to a municipal
ordinance. When Kahan later sold the property, he had to pay the delinquent garbage
fees as well as administrative charges and esc... More...
   $0 (05-26-2019 - CA)

United States of America v. Edwin Fujinaga

Las Vegas, NV - President And CEO Of Las Vegas Investment Company Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Running $1.5 Billion Ponzi Scheme

The former president and CEO of MRI International Inc. (MRI), a purported investment company and medical... More...
   $0 (05-22-2019 - NV)

Michael B. Burch v. Certainteed Corporation

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Plaintiffs Michael and Cindy Burch sued defendant CertainTeed Corporation, an
asbestos-cement (A/C) pipe manuf... More...
   $0 (05-13-2019 - CA)

State of Missouri vs. Lonnie Vandell Mitchell

In 2016, Mitchell and Girlfriend had been in a romantic relationship for eight ... More...
   $0 (05-02-2019 - MO)

United States of America v. Lauren Montillo

Baltimore, MD - Towson Woman Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Obtaining More Than $4.3 Million in an Advance Fee Fraud Scheme and for Evading Taxes

Defendant Also Ordered to Pay More Than $4 Million in Restitution to Victims

Lauren Montillo, age 47... More...
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United States of America v. Bogdan Nicolescu and Radu Miclaus

Cleveland, OH - Two Romanian Cybercriminals Convicted of All 21 Counts Relating to Infecting Over 400,000 Victim Computers with Malware and Stealing Millions of Dollars

A federal jury convicted two Bucharest, Romania, residents of 21 counts related to t... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Hopkins

Dr. Mark Hopkins filed a motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate his 2010
conviction and sentence for tax evasion. Before his trial, the district court ordered him to
make monthly payments into the court’s registry to ensure he was complying with federal
tax law... More...
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United States of America v. Thurman Bryant, III and Arthur Franz Wammel

Sherman, TX - Two Convicted in North Texas Multi-Million Investment Fraud Scheme

Two Texas men have been found guilty by a jury following an investment fraud trial in the Eastern District of Texas.More...
   $0 (04-05-2019 - TX)

National Asian American Coalition v. Gavin Newsom, as Governor

This appeal arises out of the subprime mortgage crisis, a nationwide banking
emergency that began in 2007 with the collapse of a housing financing bubble created in
large part by an increase in housing speculation and subprime lending practices. This
crisis led to a deep recession in the Unite... More...
   $0 (04-03-2019 - CA)

Johnnie Teresa Marchisio v. Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC

This is the second federal action filed by Plaintiffs Johnnie Teresa Marchisio and Adrian Marchisio against Defendant Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. Defendant’s repeated failures to accurately report the status of Plaintiffs’ mortgage loans prompted both actions. Sp... More...
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Richard S. Wright v. County of San Mateo

Revenue and Taxation Code1
section 69.5, which implements Proposition 60,
enacted by voters in 1986, allows qualified homeowners over 55 years of age to transfer
the property tax basis of their principal residence to a replacement dwelling of equal or
lesser value in the same county. (Stats. 1987, ch. 186, § 1; Cal. Const., art. XIII A, § 2,
subd. (a).) The purpose of the legis... More...
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Pang Yen Chen v. Sharmad Berenjian

After obtaining money judgments against Shazad Berenjian, Pang Yen
Chen sued him and his brother Sharmad Berenjian1
for fraudulent transfer under the
Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA), Civil Code section 3439 et seq., formerly
known as the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (see Stats. 2015, ch. 44, § 3). Chen
alleged Shazad and Sharmad had attempted to thwart Chen’s attemp... More...
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Richmond Compassionate Care Collective v. 7 Stars Holistic Foundation

In 2011, pursuant to Richmond Marijuana Ordinance No. 28-10 NS (ordinance),
the City of Richmond issued a medical marijuana collective permit to Richmond
Compassionate Care Collective (RCCC). It was the first collective to obtain such a
Three other permits were later issued over the ensuing years, to: (1) Richmond
Patients Group (RPG), acting through principals William ... More...
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Bradley T. Juen v. Alain Pinel Realtors, Inc.

Plaintiff engaged Alain Pinel Realtors, Inc. (Pinel) to sell his Danville home in
2008. In 2015 he filed a putative class action lawsuit on behalf of California residents
who between August 2004 and July 2011 had used Pinel in a transaction to buy or sell a
home in California and had utilized TransactionPoint, a real estate software program
developed by Fidelity National Financial,... More...
   $0 (03-07-2019 - CA)

Sandra Lopez Flores v. The State of Texas

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Late in 2004, A. Acosta hired Flores as an escrow agent for his business,
which operated as a fee office ... More...
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The Insurance Company Of the State of Pennsylvania v. American Safety Indemnity Company

This is a dispute between insurers. Under Insurance Code
section 11580 (section 11580), when a judgment is obtained
against an insured based upon property damage, the judgment
creditor may bring an action on the policy against the insurer, to
recover on the judgment. Here, plaintiff’s insured (a general
contractor) secured a default judgment against defendant’s
insured (a s... More...
   $0 (03-03-2019 - CA)

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