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Ex parte Sandra Louise Garner

Here, Garner was arrested for the murder of her husband, Jon Kevin Garner. Bail
was initially set at $2,000,000; however, after Garner filed her first application for writ of
habeas corpus seeking reduced bail, the trial court lowered the bail amount to $1,000,000.
Thereafter, Garner filed a second application for writ of habeas corpus seeking to further
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Lea Augustin v. City of Philadelphia Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case involves a group of landlords who object to the system of liens used by the City of Philadelphia to collect unpaid gas bills. The District Court certified a class and held that the City had violated the landlords’ rights under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The City filed this appeal, arguing that its procedures for collecting gas debts are constitutional. We agree w... More...   $0 (07-23-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Janell Purdy Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Hawaii Woman Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Over $1 Million From A Molokai Credit Union

Janell Purdy, 40, a resident of Wailuku, Hawaii, was sentenced today to 50 months’ imprisonment for her role in conspiring to embezzle from the First Hawaiian Homes Federal Credit Union on Molokai. As part of her sentence, Purdy must also pay $949,736.36 in restitution and serve 3 year... More...
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United States of America v. Momoud Aref Abaji United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Orange County Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Federal Prison in $21 Million ‘Builder Bailout’ Fraud Scheme

An Orange County man was sentenced to federal prison for his leadership role in a “builder bailout” mortgage fraud scheme.

Momoud Aref Abaji, 37, of Huntington Beach, was sentenced to 108 months in prison by United States District Judge Andrew Guilfo... More...
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Bobby S. Dutta v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Bobby S. Dutta appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (“State Farm”) on his claim that State Farm violated provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (“FCRA”). The relevant FCRA provisions require a prospective employer to provide a job applicant with a copy of his consumer credit report, notice of his FCRA rights, and an o... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

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...
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United States of America v. Carol J. Dotson Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Woman Sentenced on Fraud Charges

Carol J. Dotson was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment on wire fraud charges. She was also ordered to pay restitution in excess of $2,043,248 million dollars.

According to court documents, from July 2003 to February 2017, Doston embezzled more than $2 million dollars from a commercial real estate property management c... More...
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Thomas J. Litterer v. Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal arises from a foreclosure on the home of Thomas and Mary Litterer
in Burnsville, Minnesota. The home was sold at a sheriff’s sale to U.S. Bank, the
mortgage owner, in November 2014. The redemption period—that is, the period
during which the Litterers could pay off their debt and “redeem” their
property—expired on March 1, 2015. On March 2, the Litterers sued their loan<... More...
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Robert Stevens v. CoreLogic, Inc. Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Residential real estate sales today depend largely on
online sites displaying properties for sale. Plaintiffs Robert
Stevens and Steven Vandel (“the Photographers”) are
professional real estate photographers who take photographs
of listed properties and license them to real estate agents.
The real estate agents, in turn, upload such photographs to
Multiple Listing Services ... More...
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THELMA MULVEY v. SHEILA STEPHENS, JAMES CAMPBELL and NANCY J. CAMPBELL, husband and wife

Jack Mulvey (“Decedent”) died testate with two surviving children and a spouse. His first wife and one son, Kevin Mulvey, predeceased him. The
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Decedent’s daughter, Sheila Stephens (“Daughter”), sued the Decedent’s second wife, Thelma Mulvey (“Widow”). The Daughter claimed the Widow exerted undue influence on the Decedent and interfered with her expected inheritance. To provid... More...
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Christina Felts v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Christina Felts appeals from an order granting summary judgment in favor of her mortgage servicer, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”), with respect to Felts’ claim that Wells Fargo failed to conduct a reasonable investigation into the accuracy of its credit reporting of her mortgage loan, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“the FCRA” or “the Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. The dist... More...   $0 (06-27-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Tammera Goodman Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - KC Woman Sentenced for False Tax Return Related to $466,000 Embezzlement

A Kansas City, Mo., woman who embezzled from her family’s company was sentenced in federal court on June 27, 2018 for failing to pay taxes on at least $466,000.

Tammera Goodman, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to two years in federal prison without parole. The cou... More...
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Trump, President of the United States, et al. v.Hawaii, et al. United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, foreignnationals seeking entry into the United States undergo a vetting process to ensure that they satisfy the numerous requirements for admission. The Act also vests the President with authority to restrict the entry of aliens whenever he finds that their entry “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” 8 U. S. C. §1182(f). Relying on... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - DC)

Daryl Sutula-Johnson v. Office Depot, Inc. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Daryl Sutula‐Johnson
sued her former employer, alleging that its changes to her
compensation for selling office furniture breached its contract
with her and violated the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection
Act. The district court granted summary judgment for the
employer. We affirm summary judgment for the employer on
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the claims for ... More...
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Keanu D. W. Ortiz v. United States United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

This case is about the legality of a military officer serving as a judge on both an Air Force appeals court and theCourt of Military Commission Review (CMCR). The petitioner, an airman convicted of crimes in the military justice system, contends that the judge’s holding of dual offices violated a statute regulating military service, aswell as the Constitution’s Appointments Clause. The Court of Ap... More...   $0 (06-25-2018 - DC)

Lourdest T. Archblod-Garrett and David L. Garrett v. New Orleans City, Metro Durr Group Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Without prior notice, the City of New Orleans demolished a building
along the IH-10 service road that plaintiffs had recently purchased at a tax
sale. Yet two days before the demolition, the City actually cancelled the Code
Enforcement lien on the property, which it obtained after sending notices only
to the owner from 18 years earlier. When the Garretts objected to the
demolit... More...
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Bobby Hargis v. John Koskinen Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Bobby R. and Brenda J. Hargis petitioned the Tax Court1 for redetermination
of a tax deficiency. The Tax Court upheld the determination of the Commissioner of
1The Honorable Mary Ann Cohen, United States Tax Court Judge.
Internal Revenue. The Hargises appeal. Having jurisdiction under section
7482(a)(1),2 this court affirms.
I.
From 2007 to 2010, the Hargises bought and ope... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FLORA ESPINO

Espino worked as a tax preparer for a real estate broker in Spring Valley, California. One borrower, Sean Desmond, served as a police officer at the Chula Vista Police Department. In 2006 he attempted to buy a $1.6 million home. As a police officer, his salary was $90,000 at the time. To assist him with qualifying for this loan, he worked with a broker named Jesse Rodriguez to prepare the loan ... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Jasmin Polanco District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Real Estate Attorney Sentenced for Role in Sweeping Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A real estate attorney was sentenced today in connection with a sweeping conspiracy to defraud banks and mortgage companies by engaging in sham “short” sales of residential properties in Merrimack Valley.

Jasmin Polanco, 37, of Methuen, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Doug... More...
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United States of America v. Stuart Hankin United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Rigging Bids at Online Foreclosure Auctions

First Guilty Plea Involving Foreclosure Auctions in Florida

Real estate investor Stuart Hankin pleaded guilt on June 20, 2018 for his role in a conspiracy to rig bids, in violation of antitrust law, at online public foreclosure auctions in Florida, the Department of Justice announced. H... More...
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United States of America v. Ivan Spinner Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Jackson, MS - Sixth Mississippi Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Rig Bids at Public Foreclosure Auctions

Mississippi real estate investor Ivan Spinner became the sixth real estate investor to plead guilty in connection with the ongoing investigation into bid rigging at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Mississippi, the Department of Justice announced.

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United States of America v. Flora Espino Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

The jury convicted defendant Flora Espino of lying to a
grand jury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1623. Espino appeals
and argues that the district court erred as a matter of law in
the language used in the verdict form and its subsequent
submission to the jury. Espino contends the district court
shifted the burden of proof, requiring the jury to find her not
guilty beyond a r... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Farrace Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Fresno, CA - Modesto Real Estate Attorney Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Fraudulent Short-Sale Scheme

Robert Farrace, 54, of Modesto, was sentenced on June 18, 2018 to two years in prison for a fraudulent short-sale scheme, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

On November 14, 2017, a jury found Farrace guilty of three counts of wire fraud in connection with the scheme... More...
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Internal Revenue Service v. William Charles Murphy District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

In this case, we need to determine
whether an employee of the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS")
"willfully violate[d]" an order from the bankruptcy court
discharging the debts of debtor-taxpayer William C. Murphy, as
that term is used in 26 U.S.C. § 7433(e). After careful
consideration, we hold that an employee of the IRS "willfully
violates" a discharge order when the emplo... 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)

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