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Edgar A, Alcazar, a Minor v. Los Angeles School District

Edgar A. Alcazar (Edgar), a minor, allegedly suffered
severe and permanent injuries when he fell from the branch of a
tree located on the campus of his middle school. By and through
his guardian ad litem, Edgar sued the Los Angeles Unified School
District (LAUSD). A jury found in favor of LAUSD on all of
Edgar’s claims.
On appeal, Edgar advances two arguments for why he is<... More...
   $0 (11-18-2018 - CA)

Leslie T. Wilde v. City of Dunsmuir

In 1996, California voters adopted Proposition 218 (as approved by voters Gen.
Elec. Nov. 5, 1996, eff. Nov. 6, 1996 general/official-declaration.pdf> [as of Nov. 14, 2018], archived at
) (Proposition 218) to add article XIII C to the California
Constitution by which they expressly reserved their right to chall... More...
   $0 (11-17-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Robert Alan Knapp

Tucson, AZ - Former Tucson School Director Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling From School, Students

Robert Alan Knapp, 71, a former director of HDS Truck Driving Institute (HDS) in Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced to 48 months in pr... More...
   $0 (11-16-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Christopher Bernard Pitts

Montgomery, AL - Former Montgomery Lawyer Receives 37-Month Sentence for Defrauding HUD of Over $1 Million

Christopher B. Pitts, 48 years old and a Georgia resident who was previously a practicing attorney in Montgomery, Alabama, received a 37-month se... More...
   $0 (11-16-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. José G. Ramirez-Arone Jr.

Washington, DC - Former Registered Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud For Role in Scheme to Fraudulently Obtain and Misuse Credit Lines, Generating Over $1 Million in Improper Commissions

former registered financial... More...
   $0 (11-16-2018 - DC)

United States of America v. Federico Garcia, Jr.

El Paso, TX - Former El Paso C.B.P. Inspector Pleads Guilty to Federal Wire Fraud Charge

In El Paso, a 44-year-old former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Inspector faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to ... More...
   $0 (11-16-2018 - TX)

Regina Thomas v. Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company

Plaintiffs appeal an order denying attorney’s fees and costs under 28 U.S.C. § 1447(c). Because the district court did not abuse its discretion, we affirm.
Case: 18-60400 Document: 00514719491 Page: 1 Date Filed: 11/12/2018
No. 18-60400
Regina Thomas and Pam Pilgrim sued in state court, challenging their terminations by Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company (“the com... More...
   $0 (11-16-2018 - MS)

Felix Huerta v. Kava Holdings, Inc.

Defendant Kava Holdings, Inc., dba Hotel Bel-Air
(defendant) terminated two restaurant servers after they were
involved in an altercation during work. One of the fired
employees, plaintiff Felix Huerta, sued defendant on a variety of
legal theories, most of which were dismissed before or during
trial. The trial court granted defendant’s motion for nonsuit as to
plaintiff’s ... More...
   $0 (11-16-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Ralph Willard Savoie

Baton Rouge, LA - Mandeville Financial Adviser Sentenced for Stealing $1.1 Million from Elderly Investors

RALPH WILLARD SAVOIE, age 71, of Mandeville, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick. SAVOIE had previously been convicted of wire fraud. As a result of his conviction, SAVOIE was sentenced to a term of 168 months imprisonment, restitution to victims in the am... More...
   $0 (11-15-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Jonathan Adam Van Pelt

Houston, TX - Man Pleads Guilty to $20 Million Tax Fraud

A man who had owned Stat Source Inc. has admitted he willfully failed to truthfully account for and pay over employment taxes to the IRS.

Jonathan Adam Van Pelt withheld federal income taxes and Social Security and Medicare taxes from the wages of employees for one employment tax quarter. However, he did not timely file the... More...
   $0 (11-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Marcellus Antoine Burgin and Rasul Kareem Scott

Austin, TX - Two Sentenced to Federal Prison for Roles in Fraud and Racketeering Schemes that Involved the Attempted Capital Murder of State District Court Judge Julie Kocurek

Judge Lee Yeakel sentenced 29-year-old Marcellus Antoine Burgin of Cypress, TX, and 27-year-old Rasul Kareem Scott of Marrero, LA, to 300 months and 210 months in federal prison, respectively, for carrying out fraud... More...
   $0 (11-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. George Patton and Henry Patton

Greensboro, NC - Former Federal Contractors Plead Guilty to Federal Contract Fraud Conspiracy

George Patton and Henry Patton both pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States. George Patton also pleaded guilty to evading payment of his individual income taxes.

According to documents filed with the court, George Patton owned businesses that were registered to do busi... More...
   $0 (11-15-2018 - NC)

United States of America v. Jacklyn Price

Detroit, MI - Detroit Clinic Owner Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Prison for $8.9 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

The owner of two Detroit-area clinics was sentenced to 160 months in prison today for her role in a scheme involving approximately $8.9 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health care and other physician services that were procured through the payment of kickbacks, ... More...
   $0 (11-15-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. SK Energy Co. Ltd., GS Caltex Corporation, and Hanjin Transportation Co. Ltd.

Cincinnati, OH - Three South Korean Companies Agree to Plead Guilty and to Enter Into Civil Settlements for Rigging Bids on United States Department of Defense Fuel Supply Contracts

South Korea-based companies SK Energy Co. Ltd., GS Caltex Corporation, and Hanjin Transportation Co. Ltd. have agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay a total of approximately $82 million in crimina... More...
   $0 (11-15-2018 - OH)

Robert Genisman v. Hopkins Carley

In this legal malpractice action, appellant Robert Genisman alleges his former
attorneys, Hopkins Carley and Mark Heyl (collectively respondents), were negligent in
their representation of him in connection with the 2005 sale of his ownership interest in
two private companies (the Transaction). Genisman alleges the Transaction initially was
structured as a buyout and respondents re... More...
   $0 (11-15-2018 - CA)

Richard N. Bell v. Vacuforce, LLC

Richard Bell brought a copyright infringement lawsuit against Vacuforce, LLC, accusing it of publishing his photograph of the Indianapolis skyline on its website without a license. Vacuforce hired attorney Paul Overhauser to defend it. The parties quickly settled, so the federal la... More...
   $0 (11-14-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Ofelia Ronquillo

Las Vegas, NV - Nevada Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison

A Las Vegas, Nevada, tax return preparer was sentenced to 37 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the filing of false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assist... More...
   $0 (11-14-2018 - NV)

United States of America v. Harvey Joseph Stephens, Jr.

Tulsa, OK - The United States of America charged Harvey Joseph Stephens, Jr., age 54, with:

18:1344(2): Bank Fraud with 18:982(a)(2)(A) Bank Fraud Forfeiture
26:7201: Tax Evasion
26:7201: Tax Evasion
(3)... More...
   $0 (11-14-2018 - OK)

C.A. v. C.P.

This case involves a little girl bonded to and loved by each of her three parents.
The wife in a married couple (defendants C.P. and J.P., wife and husband)
conceived the child with a coworker (plaintiff C.A.), but hid that fact from wife’s
employer and--initially--from husband. The marriage remains intact and wife and
husband parent the child. For the first three years of th... More...
   $0 (11-14-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Matthew C. Riley

Providence, RI - Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Sending Obscene Material to a Child

A former Narragansett, RI, police officer pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence to a charge of transfer of obscene material to a minor, announced United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division Harold H. Shaw, and Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Supe... More...
   $0 (11-13-2018 - RI)

United States of America v. Debra Bluto

Rutland, VT - Debra Bluto Pleads Not Guilty To Social Security Fraud

Debra Bluto, 64, of St. Albans Bay, pleaded not guilty today in United States District Court in Burlington to charges that she defrauded the Social Security Administration. U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy released Bluto on conditions pending trial, which has not been scheduled.

On October 24, a federal gra... More...
   $0 (11-13-2018 - VT)


On April 11, 2017 Gray was indicted on two counts of aggravated murder, four
counts of murder, two counts of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, four
counts of felonious assault and one count of improper handli... More...
   $0 (11-11-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Chester Pettaway, Jr.

On July 21, 2016, appellant was indicted on six counts: two counts of
trafficking in heroin (fifth-degree felonies), two counts of trafficking in cocaine (fifth
degree felonies), one first-degree felony count of trafficking in her... More...
   $0 (11-11-2018 - OH)

David Schmidt v. Citibank, N.A.

Plaintiffs David and Hedda Schmidt appeal from a judgment entered in favor of
defendants Citibank, N.A., as Trustee for Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust
2007-AR3 Mortgage Pass Through Certificates Series 2007-AR3, and Select Portfolio
Servicing, Inc. (defendants).
The Schmidts filed this action against the defendants, alleging violations of the
Homeowners' ... More...
   $0 (11-11-2018 - CA)

1550 Laurel Owner's Association v. Appellate Division of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Stephen Munshi, Real Party in Interest

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No appearance for Respondent Appellate Division of the
Superior Court of California, County o... More...
   $0 (11-10-2018 - CA)

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