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In re Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, and Product Liability Litigation





Appellants are lawyers and law firms that represented class members in an underlying class action that secured a settlement of more than $10 billion and an additional award of $175 million in fees for class counsel. Non-class counsel filed 244 motions for attorneys’ fees. In a single... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ANTWAN D. WILSON





Wilson was charged with one count of theft, one count of retaliation, three counts of
intimidation, one count of extortion, and one count using a sham legal process. The charges
resulted from a series of events that began whe... More...
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State of New York v. Danny Noble


Brooklyn, NY - Long Island Man Sentenced to 4 ½ to Nine Years in Prison in Connection with Stealing Nine Homes from Owners by Illegally Transferring Titles, Filing False Documents

Investigation Began After Canarsie Homeowner Reported His House Stolen

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a Nassau County man has been sentenced to 4 ½ to nine years in p... More...
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The Slovak Republic v. Elizabeth R. Loveridge, Chapter 7 Trustee




This appeal stems from the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of EuroGas, Inc.
(“EuroGas I”). The Slovak Republic, an unsecured creditor who filed a claim in that
bankruptcy, appeals the decision of the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
(“BAP”) dismissing its a... More...
   $0 (01-04-2019 - UT)

Patti Jo Cahoo v. Julie A. McCurtry





Julie McMurtry, Steven Geskey, Shemin Blundell, Dorris Mitchell, Debra Singleton, and Sharon Moffet-Massey (together the “Individual Agency Defendants”) appeal the district court’s decision denying their Motion to Dismiss (“Motion”) based on qualified immunity, in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ... More...
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United States of America v. David John Dziedzic




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Phoenix, AZ - False Liens Yield 30-Month Sentence

David John Dziedzic, 55, of Scottsdale, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David ... More...
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Joanna Modacure v. B&B Vehicle Processing, Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant Joanna Modacure (plaintiff) appeals from the trial court’s
dismissal of her Second Amended Complaint (SAC) after the court sustained the
defendants’ demurrer without leave to amend. We reverse as to one of the two causes of
action in the SAC.
On review of a demurrer sustained without leave to amend, we accept the factual
allegations of the complaint as t... More...
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Melissa case v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Inc.

The following facts are not in dispute: In March 2013, Case
was employed by Lawry’s Restaurant, and insured under a
personal automobile policy issued by State Farm. The policy’s
uninsured-underinsured motorist (UM) coverage for bodily injury
was $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident. On March
29, 2013, while returning to Lawry’s Restaurant from an off-site
catering ... More...
   $0 (12-19-2018 - CA)

Sung Cho v. City of New York





Plaintiffs-Appellants Sung Cho, Nagle Washrite LLC, David Diaz, and
Jameelah El-Shabazz appeal from the dismissal of their case in the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York (Andrew L. Carter, Judge) for
lack of subject matter ... More...
   $0 (12-12-2018 - NY)

In re: Robert Rael; Lisa Rael





This appeal involves several orders entered in the bankruptcy proceedings
stemming from the joint petition for bankruptcy relief filed by Robert and Lisa Rael
(“the Raels”), and the adversary proceeding filed by the United States Trustee
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(“Trustee”) seeking denia... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Nix




Seattle, WA - Kirkland, Washington Business Owner Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Two Decade Scheme to Avoid Paying Income Taxes

Set up Fraudulent Corporations, Filed Frivolous Claims and Sent Forged Money Orders to Evade Taxes

The ... More...
   $0 (12-09-2018 - WA)

Debra Lea Wilson v. James Rigby; First Citizens Bank

The filing date of a bankruptcy petition determines the
law governing exemptions and freezes the value of the
exemptions that the debtor may claim. Because Debra
Wilson’s amended bankruptcy schedules sought to claim
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more than Washington law permitted her to claim as of the
petition date, we affirm the district court’s decision, limiting
her claimed exe... More...
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Mariusz Tomaszczuk v. Matthew G. Whitaker, Acting Attorney General

Petitioner Mariusz Tomaszczuk petitions this Court to review the November 3, 2017, Decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), dismissing
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No. 17-4229 Tomaszczuk v. Whitaker Page 2
Petitioner’s appeal of the May 15, 2017, Order of the Immigration Judge (“IJ”) denying his
application for cancellation of removal. Petitioner was denied relief pursuant to 8 U.S.C.
§§ 110... More...
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Professional Tax Appeal v. Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc.

This is an appeal from the sustaining of a demurrer
without leave to amend. Plaintiff and appellant Professional Tax
Appeal entered a contract with the owner of vacant land by which
plaintiff agreed on a contingent fee basis to seek 2009 and 2010
property tax reductions. The property tax appeals succeeded in
reducing the assessed value of the vacant land by millions of
doll... More...
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United States of America v. Richard C. Neiswonger




Las Vegas, NV - Las Vegas Man Sentenced To Prison For Tax Fraud

A Las Vegas man was sentenced to 22 months in prison for evading to pay more than $3 million in taxes for his purported asset protection business and fraudulently concealing as... More...
   $0 (11-19-2018 - NV)

United States of America v. Dante Starks, et al.




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Miami, FL - Seventh Individual Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Role in Opa Locka Municipal Corruption Investigation<... More...
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Bear Creek Master Association v. Southern California Investors, Inc.

In this case, the parties dispute which of their recorded liens against a golf course
property has priority. In 2013, defendant, cross-complainant, and respondent, Southern
California Investors, Inc. (SCI), recorded a third deed of trust against the golf course
property. In 2014, plaintiff, cross-defendant, and appellant, Bear Creek Master
Association (BCMA), a homeowners associati... More...
   $0 (11-12-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Steven Patrick Jones

Houston, TX - Seller of Shipping Containers Heads to Prison for Securities Scheme

A 54-year-old resident of Kingwood and Panama City, Panama, has been ordered to federal prison for mail fraud and ordered to pay more than $8 million in restitution. Steven Patrick Jones pleaded guilty May 1, 2014.

U.S. District Judge Gray Miller, who accepted the guilty plea, handed Jones a total s... More...
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Michael E. Barri v. The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

Michael E. Barri (Barri), Tristar Medical Group (Tristar), and Coalition for
Sensible Workers’ Compensation Reform (CSWCR) petitioned this court pursuant to
Labor Code section 5955 (all further statutory references are to the Labor Code, unless
otherwise indicated). They seek a peremptory or alternative writ of mandate, prohibition,
or other appropriate relief directing the Workers... More...
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Orange Catholic Foundation v. Rose Marie Arvizu

Probate Code section 16440, subdivision (b) (16440(b)) provides that if a
“trustee has acted reasonably and in good faith under the circumstances as known to the
trustee,” a court has discretion to excuse him or her from liability for a breach of trust if it
would be equitable to do so.
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(Italics added.) Acting under this express authority, the
trial court denied a petiti... More...
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Richard Lee Rynearson, III v. Robert Ferguson Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This appeal calls on us to consider the scope of federal
court abstention under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37 (1971).
In particular, we consider whether federal courts should
abstain from exercising jurisdiction over a constitutional
challenge to a state criminal statute while there are ongoing
state court protection order proceedings arguably related to
the challenge to t... More...
   $0 (09-10-2018 - WA)

Theodore Hayes and Aqeela Fogle v. Philip E. Harvey Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Hayes family receives enhanced voucher rental
assistance from the federal government, and a federal statute
provides that enhanced voucher holders “may elect to remain”
in their housing developments, even after their landlord has
opted out of the federal housing assistance program. 42 U.S.C.
§ 1437f(t)(1)(B). But the Hayes family’s landlord, Appellee
Philip Harvey, cont... More...
   $0 (09-04-2018 - PA)

Ditech Servicing, LLC v. Jerry Perez d/b/a Lighthouse Investments

Prior to the bench trial, the parties stipulated to the facts and to certain exhibits, from which we draw our recitation of the background facts. In their briefs, the parties make clear that the central issue in the case is the statute of limitations. The property in question is a house located in Edinburg, Texas (“the Property”). On January 13, 2006, Sarah McMaster borrowed $99,621.00 from ... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - TX)

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)

Garrell "Gary" McCutcheon Jr., and Melissa K. McCutcheon v. Pavco Trucking Co. Inc., and Titan Transfer, Inc.

Pavco Trucking Company, Inc. (“Pavco”), operated a trucking company in
Clarksville, Indiana. Pavco employed the McCutcheons to haul freight by
truck. Pavco terminated the McCutcheons’ employment on February 14, 2014.
[3] On March 1, 2014, Titan and Pavco executed the Purchase Agreement which
enumerated a number of Pavco’s assets that would be transferred to Titan in
exch... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

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