Pennsylvania Civil Rights Law
 

United States of America v. Joseph Smith

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with tax fraud.

In February 2022, the Joseph Smith, age 57, formerly of Fishkill, New York, the owner of New York Bagel Enterprises Inc., (New York Bagel), which operated in Pennsylvania and other states, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and tax evasion in connection with this sche... More...
   $0 (07-05-2022 - PA)

United States of America v. David Elmakayes

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with using an explosive device to damage an ATM machine and for illegally possessing a firearm.

The David Elmakayes, age 26, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged on June 18, 2020, with malicious damage of property with an explosive device and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, charges which w... More...
   $0 (06-14-2022 - PA)

Hoffman v. United States


Petitioner has been convicted of criminal contempt for refusing to obey a federal court order requiring him to answer certain questions asked in a grand jury investigation. He raises here important issues as to the application of the privilege against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment, claimed to justify his refusal.



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A special federal ... More...
   $0 (05-28-1951 - PA)

Gary Eugene Segraves v. District Attorney of Lycoming County, et al.

Lycoming, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants seeking a writ of habeas corpus seeking a newtrial on his convictions for numerous sexual offenses arising from the rape of his step-
daughter, B.H.

Defendant advanced multiple claims including ineffective assistance of counsel.

The Supreme Court has held that part of the right to counsel i... More...
   $0 (05-11-2022 - PA)

William G. Tomko, Jr., d/b/a Missionary Partners, Ltd. v. Baldwin Borough, et al.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania civil litigation lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants alleging the Defendants, individually and together in a civil conspiracy, violated Tomko’s constitutional rights by arbitrarily and illegally depriving him of the free use and enjoyment of his property. ... More...    $0 (06-01-2022 - PA)

United States of America v. Rodney L. Yentzer

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented defendant accused of violating the False Claims Act.

Between 2017 and 2019, Rodney L. Yentzer, of Cumblerland County, through a group of pain clinics he controlled known as Pain Medicine of York (PMY), caused the submission of false claims for payment to Medicare. Those claims were for presumptive and definitive Urine Drug Tes... More...
   $0 (06-03-2022 - PA)

Cherell Harrington and Deserae Cook v. UPMC and Allegheny County

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiffs who sued Defendants on a civil rights violation theory.


Plaintiffs Cherell Harrington and Deserae Cook filed a Complaint in Civil Action in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on behalf of themselves and two putative classes, alleging various claims against the University of Pittsburgh Me... More...
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Aljamid Brown-Bremer v. Pleasant Valley Manor Skilled Nursing Home

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued her former employer claiming to have been discriminated against because of her race.


Plaintiff primarily alleges that she was wrongfully terminated and discriminated against by Defendant, her employer, due to her race (African American), color (Black), and national origin (Jamaican). She also alleges a fa... More...
   $0 (05-20-2022 - PA)

Lawrence Gaines v. Superintendent Benner Township SCI, et al.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff seeking a writ of habeas corpus.

Lawrence Gaines was convicted in Pennsylvania state
court of first-degree murder under 18 PA. CONS. STAT. § 2502.
After pursuing direct and collateral proceedings in
Pennsylvania, Gaines petitioned for habeas relief pursuant to
28 U.S.C. § 2254. The District Court grante... More...
   $0 (05-12-2022 - PA)

Leigh Ann Kanish v. Crawford Area Transportation Authority

Erie, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a sexual harassment on the job theory.

"She had claimed she left her employment at CATA in May 2017 after her supervisor, Ben Walker, made repeated sexual advances and inappropriate comments. Kanish started at CATA in 2012 as a part-time bus driver, according to court records. Her last job for CATA was fix... More...
   $0 (05-11-2022 - PA)

United States of America v. Desmond Fodje Bobga

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Dsmond Fodje Bobfa, Cameroonian national was indicted for his role in a scheme to trick American consumers into paying fees for pets that were never delivered and for using the COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to extract higher fees from victims.

Desmond Fodje Bobga, 2... More...
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United States of America v. Frances Marie Eddings and Jude Denis

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with accessing a computer without permission for for pecuniary gain from a non-profit charity organization.

In September 2019, Frances Marie Eddings, 68, of Orlando, FL, and Jude Denis, 54, of Wyncote, PA, were charged with one count of conspiracy, three counts of unauthorized access to a computer, and aidin... More...
   $0 (04-12-2022 - PA)

Robert Thomas v. County of Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represents Plaintiff, who sued Defendants for violating his constitutional rights.

Plaintiff, age 33, was arrested, charged and held in the Allegheny County jail accused of shooting and killing six people attending a backyard barbecue in 2016.

The Commonwealth dismissed all charged against Plaintiff on the first day of trial because of... More...
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Stacie Holsinger v. The County of Cambria, et al.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on job discrimination theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000 based on sex. ... More...    $1 (05-11-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Joseph Smith

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with failure to file tax returns.

Joseph Smith, of Fishkill, owned and operated New York Bagel, a business that operated in Pennsylvania and other states. Smith and Dennis Mason conspired to defraud individuals who sought to open new franchises of New York Bagel. Smith and Mason induced the prospective fran... More...
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United States of America v. Mohamed Bacchus and Alan Zander

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania plaintiff civil rights lawyers sued Defendants on Fair Housing Act violation theories pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 405.

Mohamed Bacchus and Alan Zander were accused for violating the Fair Housing Act when they refused to let a tenant’s girlfriend move in with him because she was pregnant with his son, and because the tenant was in recovery from an addiction to alcoho... More...
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Kristie Sorochiello v. County of Lehigh

Allentown, Pennsylvania plaintiff personal injury lawyer sued Defendant on a civil rights violation theory claiming job discrimination under 42 U.S.C. 2000e.... More...    $0 (12-01-2021 - PA)

Milton Thomas, Sr. v. City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA - Property Tax lawyer represented Appellant with arguing that City’s efforts to collect those taxes by a Sheriff Sale violated a discharge injunction that had been entered in Thomas’ bankruptcy proceedings.



The defendants first argue that the District Court lacked subject matter ... More...
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Juliana Arreaga Bravo v. Attorney General United States

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a petition for relief under the Convention Against Torture (“CAT”).



I. BACKGROUND
Arreaga-Bravo is a thirty-one-year-old woman from Tacana, Guatemala. She
arrived in the United States in May 2016. Shortly after enter... More...
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United States of America v. Rao Desu

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a tax fraud charge.



For several years, Desu co-owned Heights Pharmacy
with Darshna Desai. Desai managed the pharmacy’s operations. Each day, Desai would collect the pharmacy’s cash earnings and deposit only a small porti... More...
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United States of America v. M. M

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented
defendant with one count of unlawful distribution of fentanyl resulting in death charge.



I.
A. Factual History



In 2017, a man was found dead on the bathroom floor
of his grandpa... More...
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United States of America v. Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania environmental law lawyer represented Defendant accused of violating the Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law.

The United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection filed a civil lawsuit against the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (“the Authority”), alleging violations of the federal Clean Water Act... More...
   $450000 (12-22-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Carlos Maldonado a/k/a BORI

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride charges.



Pursuant to a plea agreement, Maldonado pled guilty to a felony information
charging him with conspir... More...
   $0 (01-02-2022 - PA)

United States of America v. James Quay a/k/a Stephen Jameson

Philadelphia, PA - Securities Fraud lawyer represented defendant with
two counts of securities fraud charges.



Quay, a former attorney and investment advisor, pleaded guilty to two counts of
securities fraud in 2019. Over the two decades prior to this conviction, he participated in
several schemes selling fraudulent... More...
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United States of America v. Nikolaos Vastardis

Philadelphia, PA - International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution lawyer represented defendant with appealing his conviction and sentence for crimes that allegedly took place while he was Chief Engineer onboard a Liberian-registered petroleum tanker charge.



During ordinary operation, oceangoing petroleum
tankers a... More...
   $0 (12-31-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Donte Jacobs

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with distributing and conspiring to distribute the fentanyl and heroin charges.



The last thing Jeffrey Kane remembers before falling
asleep in the early hours of June 29, 2016, was his girlfriend,
Therisa Ally, sitting cross-legged on the floor by their ... More...
   $0 (12-31-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Donte Taylor

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possession with intent to distribute controlled substances charge.



In September 2017, Taylor was paroled and released
from prison after serving a term of imprisonment for state drug
offenses. Under the terms of his release, Taylor’s probation More...
   $0 (12-31-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Bachtu ("Theresa") Phan and LAN Apothecar, Inc.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania qui tam lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on a False Claim Act violation theory claiming that Defendants charged Medicare for prescription medications that were not actually dispensed during the period from January 1, 2014 to June 29, 2019. These medications include, but are not limited to, Januvia, Janumet, Zetia, Tradjenta, Linzess, Advair Diskus, Namen... More...    $0 (12-13-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Terry Brown

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged for unlawfully distributing controlled drugs.

Terry Brown, a resident of Wexford, Pennsylvania owned and operated Cherry Way, a Suboxone clinic, located in Bridgeville PA, and Foster was a medical director at Cherry Way. Brown and Foster conspired together to create and submit unlawful prescriptions for Suboxo... More...
   $0 (12-13-2021 - PA)

Jordan Gallacher, et al. v. Magellantv, LLC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania civil rights attorney represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendant on Americans with Disabilities Act violation theories.... More...    $0 (12-02-2021 - PA)

Daniel Chellini v. Advanced Fire Company, Inc.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory.... More...    $0 (12-02-2021 - PA)

Danielle Abbott v. Charter Foods, Inc.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania civil litigation attorney represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an employment discrimination theory.... More...    $0 (12-03-2021 - PA)

Kimberly Pletcher, et al. v. Giant Eagle, Inc. and C&J Grocery Co., Lt.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiffs, who sued Defendants on civil rights violation theories.... More...    $0 (11-10-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. Albert Upshur, a/k/a Kelinde Jaha

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney represented defendant charged with filing false tax returns.

On July 16, Albert Upshur, aka Kelinde Jaha, and a co-conspirator, Yolonda Thompson, aka Qhama Al, were found guilty at a bench trial of one count each of conspiring to defraud the IRS and eight counts each of helping others to file false tax returns. According to court docume... More...
   $0 (12-01-2021 - PA)

Shannon Harris v. Central Bucks School District

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an education law issue.

The claims made and defenses asserted are not available for this case.

This case was initially filed in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, 21-02825, and was removed to federal court by the Defendant.
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   $0 (10-26-2021 - PA)

Helen Swartz v. Granite Properties

Allentown, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violation theory.... More...    $0 (10-22-2021 - PA)

Owen Harty v. Blackstone Group Limited Partner, LLC, d/b/a Motel 6, Warminster Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory.

The claims made and defenses asserted are not available for this case.... More...
   $1 (10-27-2021 - PA)

Shawanda Locke v. Amerihealth Caritas Services, LLC

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an Americans with Disabilities Act violation theory claiming employment discrimination.... More...    $0 (10-18-2021 - PA)

Kimberly Ruh v. Kelly Services and Chichester School District

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants Americans With Disabilities Act employment discrimination theories.... More...    $0 (10-15-2021 - PA)

Alyssa Christ v. Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center, Inc.

Allentown, Pennsylvania civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on an Americans with Disability Act employment violation theory. ... More...    $1 (10-28-2021 - PA)

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