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Duanna Knighton v. Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians

This case concerns the sources and scope of an Indian tribe’s jurisdiction over tort claims brought by the tribe against a nonmember employed by the tribe. The tort claims arose from conduct committed by the nonmemb... More...
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Jessica Gingras v. Think Finance, Inc.

The federal government and many states have laws designed to protect
consumers against predatory lending practices. In this case, we must
determine what happens when those laws conflict with the off-reservation
commercial activities of Indian tribes. In s... More...
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United States of America v. Joan Osborn

In Sell v. United States, 539 U.S. 166, 169, 180–81 (2003), the Supreme Court
outlined a demanding four-part test that, if satisfied, allows the government to
forcibly medicate a mentally ill but nonviolent criminal defendant “to render that
defenda... More...
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United States of America v. Hemalkumar Shah

Tampa, FL - Second Foreign National Sentenced To More Than Eight Years For Role In International Call Center Scam

Hemalkumar Shah (27, citizen of India, residing in Tampa), was sentenced to eight years and six months in federa... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - FL)

United States of America v. Alanna Jean Orr

Oklahoma City, OK - Woman Charged With Felony Murder of Child at Kickapoo Casino

ALANNA JEAN ORR, 50, of Oklahoma City, has been charged with felony murder of a child in Indian Country, announced First Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

According to an affidavit in support ... More...
   $0 (04-22-2019 - OK)

United States of America v. Waylon Young Bird

Pierre, SD - Eagle Butte Man Found Guilty on Drug Charges

Waylon Young Bird, 49, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance as a result of a two-day federal j... More...
   $0 (04-18-2019 - SD)

Lloyd's Syndicate 457 v. Floatec, L.L.C.

This case concerns a disputed siting of Big Foot in the Gulf of Mexico. We refer to a floating oil-drilling platform that rests on four massive columns—hence the name “Big Foot”—moored by steel tendons to the ocean floor. Chevron, which op... More...
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In the Interest of D.H. Jr., A Minor Child

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John Doe v. Federal Election Commission

This is an appeal from the decision of the district court reftising to enjoin the Federal
Election Commission from releasing information identifying a
trust and its trustee in connection with a misreported federal
campaign contribution. Doe v. FEC, 302 F. $upp. 3d 160
(D.D.C. 201$).
Plaintiffs — the trust and its trustee — appear incognita as
John Doe 2 and John Doe 1. They... More...
   $0 (04-12-2019 - DC)

United States of America v. Gloria Lee, et al.

Durango, CO - Six More Defendants Sentenced For Embezzlement from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

After this week’s sentencings, a total of 16 defendants have been prosecuted and held responsible for stealing over $... More...
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United States of America v. Maria Dawn Goldtooth

Phoenix, AZ - Laveen Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Selling Methamphetamine

Maria Dawn Goldtooth, 44, of Laveen, Ariz. was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 60 months in prison, followed by a term of th... More...
   $0 (04-09-2019 - AZ)

State of Tennessee v. Robert Belt

Along with his girlfriend, co-defendant Jocelin Williams, the Defendant devised a plan to rob the victim, a known drug dealer, which ultimately led to the victim’s death. On the night of the offense, co-defe... More...
   $0 (04-08-2019 - TN)

United States of America v. Rain Blaine

Pierre, SD - Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Assault

A Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Rain Blaine, age 19, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, 2 years of su... More...
   $0 (04-08-2019 - SD)

State of Tennessee v. Jocelin Williams

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United States of America v. Rain Blaine

Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on April 1, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Rain Blaine, age 19, was ... More...
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United States of America v. John H. Cross, III and John Cross Fisheries, Inc.

Kalamazoo, MI - Michigan Fish Dealer Sentenced For Unlawful Trafficking In Michigan Lake Trout

John H. Cross III (Cross) and John Cross Fisheries Inc. (Cross Fisheries) were sentenced in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for traff... More...
   $0 (04-05-2019 - MI)

Michael Germain v. US Bank National Association

In 2005, Plaintiff-Appellant Michael Germain (“Germain”) executed a deed of trust in favor of Morgan Stanley to refinance his home loan. Defendant-Appellee Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC (“Ocwen”) began servicing his loan in 2012. ... More...
   $0 (04-03-2019 - TX)

William A. Valls v. Allstate Insurance Company

This appeal arises from the multitude of lawsuits filed by
Connecticut homeowners whose basement walls were likely
constructed with defective concrete manufactured by the now‐defunct
J.J. Mottes Company—the so‐called “crumbling concrete cases.”
Plaint... More...
   $0 (04-02-2019 - CT)

United States of America v. Tyler Barriss

Wichita, KS - California Man Sentenced In Deadly Wichita Swatting Case

A California man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in federal prison for making a hoax call to Wichita police that resulted in an innocent man who had no connection to the defendant or his co-conspirators ... More...
   $0 (04-01-2019 - KS)

United States of America v. Dr. James Stein-Sheridan Shelby

Spokane, WA - Spokane Dentist Pleads Guilty to Distributing Opioids

Dr. James Stein-Sheridan Shelby, age 50, of Spokane, Washington, pled guilty to conspiring with Timothy James Felch, age 36, of Spokane, Washingt... More...
   $0 (03-31-2019 - WA)

United States of America v. Mary Carol S. Johnson, et al.

The three consolidated appeals currently before this court involve an action
brought by the Government to collect unpaid federal estate taxes. In Appeal No.
17-4083, the Government appeals from the district court’s determination that its
state-law c... More...
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Dennis Thomas Thompson v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration

Dennis Thompson filed a civil action in the district court challenging the Social
Security Commissioner’s denial of his application for disability insurance benefits.
The district court dismissed the action as untimely, 1 and Thompson appeals. We
conclude that Thompson... More...
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In February 2017, Atwater was indicted on one count each of rape, kidnapping,
and aggravated burglary. Each of the rape and kidnapping counts contained a sexually violent
predator specification, and the kidnapping count also c... More...
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United States of America v. Joshua James Cooley

At around one in the morning, Joshua James Cooley and his young child were parked in a white truck on the westbound shoulder of United States Route 212, within the Crow Indian Reservation in southern Montana.1 James D. Saylor, a highway safety officer for the Crow Police Departmen... More...
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United States of America v. Bishap Mittal

Charlotte, NC - North Carolina Man Pleads Guilty for His Role in International “Tech Support Scam”

A Charlotte, North Carolina man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to access a protected computer, for his role in an international “Tech Support Scam” that d... More...
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