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United States of America v. Peter Joseph Hicks District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Springfield, MA - Worcester Man Pleads Guilty to Marriage Fraud

Six women from Sub-Saharan Africa married defendant to gain legal status in U.S.

A Worcester man pleaded guilty on September 11, 2018 in connection with entering into six fraudulent marriages in order to evade immigration laws.

Peter Hicks, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of marriage fraud. U.S. District Co... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DAWUD SPAULDING

In the early morning of December 15, 2011, Mr. Spaulding shot and paralyzed
Patrick Griffin while he was leaving a house on Grant Street. Merely hours later, Mr. Spaulding
shot and killed both Erica Singleton and Ernie Thomas outside of the same house. Mr.
Spaulding was arrested the following day. After a jury trial, Mr. Spaulding was convicted of two
counts of aggravated mu... More...
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Cheryl Searcy v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Cheryl Searcy (“Plaintiff”) sued the defendants, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris Inc. (together, “Defendants”) for unintentional and intentional torts arising from the death of her mother, Carol Lasard, alleging that Lasard’s illnesses were caused by her addiction to cigarettes manufactured by Defendants. The jury found for Plaintiff on both the unintentional and intentional tort c... More...   $0 (09-12-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Michael Miller District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Providence, RI - Heroin Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison

An Ohio man who admitted in court to his association with an Attleboro, MA, woman and others who supplied him with significant quantities of heroin, which he then sold in Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Providence on on September 10, 2018 to 48 months in federal prison on drug trafficking charges.

Micha... More...
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Richard Dent v. National Football League Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal requires us to decide whether a variety of
state-law claims brought against the National Football
League (NFL) by former professional football players are
preempted by § 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act
(LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 141.
The district court held that the players’ claims are
preempted and dismissed their suit. We disagree. As pled,
the players’... More...
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Thomas Martone v. Walter E. Robb, III, Roberta Lang; Glenda Jane Flanagan Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

Thomas Martone, a former Whole Foods employee, brought an action against certain Whole Foods executives who are named fiduciaries for the company’s 401(k) plan. Martone alleges that these executives breached their fiduciary duties by allowing employees to continue to invest in Whole Foods stock while its value was artificially inflated due to a widespread overpricing scheme. The district court dis... More...   $0 (09-05-2018 - TX)

Ridge Natural Resources, LLC, Calvin Smajstrla, Christopher Hawa and Wilson Hawa v. Double Eagle Royalty, LP Ridge Natural Resources LLC Mineral Rights

Although an in-depth examination of oil-and-gas principles is not necessary to resolve the merits of this appeal, we pause briefly to define the various rights at issue in a mineral estate so as to ground our subsequent discussion and provide context as to what rights the McDaniels purportedly believed they were conveying, and what rights may have actually been conveyed in the agreement the Mc... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

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) appeal from an order of the superior court partially
denying their motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP statute.
(Code Civ. Proc., § 425.16.)
1 Plaintiff and respondent Vera
Serova (... More...
   $0 (09-01-2018 - CA)

Ellen Zanetakis, M.D. v. Chris Mansfield MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - Ellen Zanetakis, M.D. sued Chris Mansfield on negligence misrepresentation (fraud) and legal malpractice theories. ... More...   $0 (08-31-2018 - OK)

Yei A. Sun v. ADvanced China Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Yei Sun, Liping Sun, and Haiming Sun were persuaded
by Alicia Kao to invest $2.8 million in Advanced China
Healthcare. The Suns entered into two Share Purchase
Agreements, each of which contained a forum-selection
clause that required any disputes “arising out of or related to”
the agreements to be adjudicated in California state court.
Notwithstanding the forum-selection c... More...
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Terry Martin v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products, LLC Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This toxic tort class action case arises from
Defendants’ alleged contamination of the groundwater in the McCook Field neighborhood of
Dayton, Ohio. Plaintiffs own properties in McCook Field, which is a low-income area
surrounding a Superfund site. They allege that Defendants released volatile organic compounds
and other hazardous substances into the groundwater underlying their pr... More...
   $0 (08-26-2018 - OH)

Ron Hacker as Trustee, etc. v. Homeward Residential, Inc.

Ron Hacker (Hacker), as successor trustee to the 1713
Stearns LaVerne Family Trust (Stearns), sued Homeward
Residential, Inc., (Homeward) formerly known as American
Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. (AHMSI); Sand Canyon
Corporation, formerly known as Option One Mortgage
Corporation (Sand Canyon); Western Progressive, LLC (Western
Progressive); Deutsche Bank National Trust Compa... More...
   $0 (08-20-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES v. VALENTÍN VALDÉS-AYALA

To understand how Valdés exploited the bankruptcy and child support administration systems, it will help to understand the ways in which these systems have been designed to work. We use the testimony the jury heard at trial to paint the backdrop against which Valdés operated his businesses. The jury trial included testimony from a varied cast of 34 witnesses culminating with Valdés, himself... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PR)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - JASON F. ALLEN, a.k.a. ALLEN, JASON FOSTER

December 9, 2015, Mr. Allen was indicted for one count of Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, a felony of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2925.04(A)(C)(3)(b); one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A)(C)(1)(d); one count of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a felony of the third degree, in... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - CA)

James Fountain v. The State of Texas

The record reflects that Fountain pleaded guilty in 2013 to the offense of “obtain[ing a] controlled substance by fraud” by using a false or forged prescription form to obtain Alprazolam. See id. The district court assessed punishment at ten years’ imprisonment but suspended imposition of the sentence and placed Fountain on community supervision for five years in accordance with the terms of his... More...   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

Wilbert Macy v. GC Services, Limited Parternship Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Plaintiffs Wilbur Macy and Pamela J. Stowe
(Plaintiffs) brought this putative class action against GC Services Limited Partnership (GC), a
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No. 17-5593 Macy, et al. v. GC Servs. Ltd. P’ship Page 2
debt collector, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq. Plaintiffs alleged that GC, in attempting to collect debt owed by Plai... More...
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David Lacagnina v. Comprehend Systems, Inc.

After a 10-day trial, a jury ruled in favor of appellant David Lacagnina on his
claims for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair
dealing against respondents Comprehend Systems, Inc. (Comprehend) and its two
cofounders, Richard Morrison and Jud Gardner. From June 1, 2012 to November 20,
2013, when he was terminated, Lacagnina worked for Compreh... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - CA)

Jennifer H Zarnfaller v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

Veronica Parga-Lopez, formerly the assistant property manager and a tenant
at the Wimbledon Apartments in Spring, Texas (the “apartment complex”),
testified that in July 2010, appellant lived with her mother in an apartment near
Parga-Lopez. Appellant would often come to see Parga-Lopez in the leasing
office, “boo-hooing, . . . always crying, always depressed, always, . . . hy... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - TX)

FAN WANG v. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Fan Wang, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States on April 29, 2010, and worked as a trading assistant in a financial services firm. In 2011, without authorization, he purchased oil futures contracts using the firm’s trading account and transferred those contracts between firm accounts. In company records, Wang marked these cont... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corp. v. Oregon Brewing Company Southern District of New York - New York, New York

11 In a trademark dispute over use of the brand‐name ROGUE on t‐shirts,
12 sweatshirts, hats and similar apparel, Defendant Oregon Brewing Company
13 (“OBC”) appeals from the grant of summary judgment in the United States
14 District Court for the Southern District of New York (George B. Daniels, J.) in
15 favor of Plaintiff Excelled Sheepskin & Leather Coat Corporation... More...
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Yvetter Vangorden v. Second Round, Limited Partnership Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff consumer Yvette Vangorden sued defendant debt
collector Second Round, Limited Partnership (“Second Round”), for
violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq., by sending her a letter representing that she still owed
money on a debt that she had settled five years earlier, and requesting
17‐2186‐cv
Vangorden v. Sec... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARKUS DAVIS, a/k/a Shawn Mark Davis

Shortly after midnight on February 21, 2017, law enforcement received two 911
calls from a person who claimed that two occupants of a maroon Chevrolet Caprice had
driven by his house waving guns and talking about shooting people. In the early morning
hours of the following day, February 22, Sergeant Steven Webb spotted a car matching
the description of the vehicle involved in ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KAMEL LAMBUS, AKA Kamel Angevine, AKA K, AKA Kamel Angenevine, STANLEY FULLER, AKA Wardy, AKA Webo

Lambus and Fuller are accused of being leaders and organizers of a
16 group of individuals that referred to itself as the Paper Chasing Goons or POV City
1 and was a drug trafficking organization (or the "DTO"). Beginning in 2015, Lambus
2 and Fuller, along with 10 others, were indicted principally on charges of conspiring
3 to distribute and possess with intent to distribute hero... More...
   $0 (07-27-2018 - NY)

Heidi Hostettler v. The College of Wooster Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Akron, Ohio

Heidi Hostettler was fired from the College of Wooster’s Human Resources Department when she was unable to return to work on a
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full-time basis as she was recovering from postpartum depression and separation anxiety. She sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101–12213 (2012); Title VII of the Civil Righ... More...
   $0 (07-26-2018 - OH)

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