Deceptive Trade Practices Law
 
United States of America v. Mehrdad Ansari

San Antonio, TX: International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) violation criminal defense lawyer represented Mehrdad Ansari, 40, a resident of the United Arab Emirates and Germany, was convicted by a federal jury in May 2021 for his role in a scheme to obtain military sensitive parts for Iran in violation of the Iranian Trade Embargo. In coordination with his co-conspirators, Ansari obtained... More...   $0 (09-14-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Formosa Plastics Corporation

Houston, TX: Environmental law lawyers represented Formosa Plastics Corporation, Texas, which agreed to pay $2.85 million in civil penalties and to improve its risk management program to resolve alleged violations of the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its petrochemical manufacturing plant in Point Comfort, Texas.

In the complaint, filed by the govern... More...
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Dr. Rachel Tudor v. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, et al.

Dr. Rachel Tudor sued her former employer, Southeastern Oklahoma State
University, under Title VII, claiming discrimination on the basis of sex, retaliation,
and a hostile work environment after Southeastern denied her tenure, denied her the
opportunity to reapply for tenure, and ultimately terminated her from the university.
A jury found in favor of Dr. Tudor on her discrimin... More...
   $0 (09-13-2021 - OK)

United States of America v. US STEM CELL CLINIC, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, US STEM CELL, INC., a Florida profit corporation, KRISTIN C. COMELLA, individually

Atlanta, Georgia - Medical Malpractice lawyer represented defendant with a charge alleging the stem cell procedure violates the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act (codified at 21 MaU.S.C. §§ 301 et seq.).



Since 2001 the FDA has regulated human cells, tissues, and cellular and
tissue-based products or “HCT/Ps,... More...
   $0 (09-13-2021 - GA)

Jennifer Adams v. Commonwealth Financial Systems, Inc.

Tulsa, OK: Consumer law lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a Fair Debt Collection Act violation theory.

15 U.S. Code § 1692:

There is abundant evidence of the use of abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices by many debt collectors. Abusive debt collection practices contribute to the number of personal bankruptcies, to marital instability, to th... More...
   $1 (09-10-2021 - OK)

STEWART J. SMITH v. United States of America

Atlanta, Georgia - Medical Malpractice lawyer represented defendant with claiming various medical professionals negligently failed to diagnose his throat cancer and immediately treat it.



The VA provides medical care to veterans through the Veterans Health
Administration (“VHA”). The Secretary of Veterans Affairs... More...
   $0 (09-10-2021 - GA)

JEFFERY R. BELL v. SHERIFF OF BROWARD COUNTY

Atlanta, Georgia - Civil Rights lawyer represented Plaintiff-Appellant with a retaliawti0on for exercising his First Amendment rights claim.



As this case comes to us from a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal, we accept the factual
allegations of Deputy Bell’s complaint as true. See Manhattan Cmty. Access Corp.
v. Hallec... More...
   $0 (09-10-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. LILLIAN AKWUBA

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiring to distribute and distributing controlled substances and conspiring to commit and committing health care fraud charges.



Ms. Akwuba was convicted of issuing and conspiring to issue prescriptions
for controlled substances improperly, cons... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. JAMES BERNARD BRADDY

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine charges.



On September 27, 2018, Officer Austin Sullivan pulled over Braddy on
Interst... More...
   $0 (09-08-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Gilbert N. Michaels

Santa Ana, CA: Telemarketing fraud criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Gilbert N. Michaels, 79, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, 10 counts of mail fraud and five counts of money laundering.

Michaels owned and operated IDC Servco and Mytel International, companies that, with the assistance of boiler room operators, fraudulently sold toner... More...
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United States of America v. Dino Gaudio

Louisville, KY: Attempted extortion criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Dino Gaudi, age 64, of Mooresville, North Carolina, was informed his employment contract as an assistant men’s basketball coach would not be renewed, he attempted to extort money from the University of Louisville. Specifically, Gaudio threatened to report to the media that the University of Louisville men’s b... More...   $0 (09-06-2021 - KY)

United States of America v. RAUL TOPETE

Birmingham, AL - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with one count of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1000 kilograms or more of marijuana and 5 kilograms or more of cocaine charge.



This matter comes before the court on a motion for compassionate release
f... More...
   $0 (09-03-2021 - AL)

United States of America v. Jonathan Dean Davis and Retail Ready Career Center

Dallas, TX: Wire fraud and identity theft criminal defense lawyer represented the owner of a for-profit trade school convicted of bilking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

U.S. District Judge Brantley Starr ruled that Jonathan Dean Davis, the 43-year-old owner of Retail Ready Career Center, will forfeit $72,480,225.03 – the total amount the VA paid him for military veterans’ st... More...
   $0 (09-02-2021 - TX)

United States of America v. Brent Kaufman

Brookyn, New York: Mortgage fraud by unlicensed broker criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Brent Kaufman, age 50, who was charged by indictment stealing $4.7 million in mortgage refinancing proceeds that were meant to pay off the existing mortgages of his clients. Defendant was accused for stealing nearly $5 million in mortgage refinancing proceeds.

“With today’s guilty pl... More...
   $0 (09-02-2021 - NY)

RANDY ALBRIGHT v. LOWE’S HOME CENTERS, LLC

Birmingham, AL - employment Discrimination lawyer represented Plaintiff with contending Lowe’s failed to promote him because of his age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) claim.



Under Rule 56(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, summary judgment is proper “if
the movant s... More...
   $0 (09-02-2021 - AL)

United States of America v. Saint Francis Medical Center

Cape Girardeau, MO: Violation of Controlled Substances Act civil litigation health care lawyers represented Saint Francis Medical Center (Saint Francis) resolving the Government’s claims under the Controlled Substances Act. According to the United States’ allegations, Saint Francis employed a Farmington, Missouri physician, Brett Dickinson (Dickinson), who wrote prescriptions for controlled ... More...   $0 (09-01-2021 - MO)

United States of America v. Gregory Bogomol

New Orleans, LA- Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with o two counts of producing child pornography charges.



IIn 2013, the Department of Homeland Security received information
that a minor male had been induced to send nude photographs of himself to
a person presenting as a minor female named “Cry... More...
   $0 (09-01-2021 - LA)

Kevin Rollins versus Home Depot USA, Incorporated

New Orleans, LA- Personal Injury lawyer represented Plaintiff—Appellant with a work injury claim.



Rollins was injured while moving a bathtub for his employer, Home
Depot. He then sued Home Depot in state court. The case was subsequently
removed to federal court.
Counsel for Rollins agreed to receive filin... More...
   $0 (09-01-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Sutter Health

San Francisco, CA: Civil litigation health care lawyers represented Defendants accused by the United States of America with wrongfully billing inaccurate information about the health status of beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage Plans.

Sutter Health, a California-based health care services provider, and several affiliated entities including Sutter Bay Medical Foundation (dba Palo... More...
   $0 (08-30-2021 - CA)

Parish of Plaquemines v. Chevron, et al

New Orleans, LA- Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with failing to manage their coasts in an environmentally sound manner charge.



Congress enacted the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to
encourage states to manage their coasts in an environmentally sound manner
through federally approved program... More...
   $0 (08-30-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Steve Hill

Little Rock, AR: False statement criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Steve Hill, age 57, who made misleading agents investigating his promotion of expensive compounded prescription drugs.

A veteran of the medical sales industry based in Memphis, in 2014 Hill began to promote compounded prescription drugs covered by TRICARE. His compensation equaled a fixed percentage of sales ... More...
   $0 (08-27-2021 - AR)

United States of America v. JAMES EUGENE ROUGHT

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute resulting in death and serious bodily injury charge.



Defendant James Eugene Rought sold fentanyl to Dana
Carichner, who provided some to Cara Giberson. Both
overdosed. Giberson was revived w... More...
   $0 (08-24-2021 - PA)

JANE DOE, LUKE LOE, RICHARD ROE, MARY MOE, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED v. THE TRUMP CORPORATION, DONALD J. TRUMP, DONALD J. TRUMP, JR., ERIC TRUMP, IVANKA TRUMP and ACN OPPORTUNITY, LLC

New York, NY - Criminal racketeering lawyer represented defendant with racketeering and conspiracy to conduct the affairs of a racketeering enterprise charges.



This case arises out of the defendants-appellants' allegedly fraudulent,
misleading, and deceptive statements. The plaintiffs-appellees assert that,
thr... More...
   $0 (08-24-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. Bernard Raymond Augustine

Brooklyn, NY: Criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (“ISIS” or “the Islamic State”).



In February 2016, Anthony Raymond Augustine, a U.S. citizen and California resident, traveled from San Francisco, California, to Northern Af... More...
   $0 (08-23-2021 - NY)

Cayuga Nation, et al. v. Howard Tanner, et al

New York, NY - Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) lawyer represented defendant with a Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) claim.



This case marks the latest installment of a decades-long dispute between
the Cayuga Nation (the “Nation”), a federally recognized Indian tribe, and the
Village of Unio... More...
   $0 (08-23-2021 - NY)

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