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United States of America and The State of Louisiana v. American Commercial Barge Line, L.L.C.

New Orleans, LA: Barge Company agreed to pay $2 million in damages and to preserved 648 Acre Habitat

Jeffersonville, Indiana-based American Commercial Barge Line LLC (American Commercial) has agreed to acquire and preserve 649 acres of woodland wildlife habitat near New Orleans, Louisiana, and pay over $2 million in damages, in addition to $1.32 million previously paid for damage assessme... More...
   $0 (10-05-2021 - LA)

Demetric Di-az v. Tesla, Inc., et al.

San Francisco, CA: Civil rights lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on job discrmination (race) theories.

Plaintiff claimed that he endured racist abuse working for Tesla. He was hired as a contract worker for Tesla through CitiStaff Solutions, Inc. Testimony during trail showed that colleagues used epithets to denigrate him and other Black workers, told him to “go back ... More...
   $137000000 (10-05-2021 - CA)

LINDA SISTO v. United States of America

San Francisco, CA - Federal Tort Claim Act/Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act lawyer represented Plaintiffs-Appellants with claiming the doctor at the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation hospital negligently failed to diagnose a disease that led to death.



SCAHC entered into a “self-determination... More...
   $0 (10-03-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. MELVYN GEAR

San Francisco - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with a
possessing a firearm while “being an alien who had been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa.” charge.



This case comes to us from down under. Melvyn Gear
is a native of Australia who moved to Hawaii in January
2013 ... More...
   $0 (10-02-2021 - CA)

United States of America v. Peter Combs

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to commit money laundering charges.



Jankie Jackson ran a cocaine distribution ring with customers in central and eastern
Kentucky. Peter Combs joined Jackson’s operation. The ring was eventually fo... More...
   $0 (09-28-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Jankie Jackson

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to commit money laundering charges.



Jankie Jackson ran a cocaine distribution ring with customers in central and eastern
Kentucky. Peter Combs joined Jackson’s operation. The ring was eventually fo... More...
   $0 (09-28-2021 - OH)

JOSEPH FORRESTER TRUCKING; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; ARTHUR DAVIS H & P COAL COMPANY, INC.; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; CECIL MAE MABE, on behalf of the Estate of Bill Wayne Mabe LOCKWORTH, INC.; AMERICAN RESOURCES INSURANCE COMPANY v. DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAMS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR; LOYAL E. TACKETT

Cincinnati, Ohio - Workers Compensation lawyer represented three coal mine operators challenging an adverse black lung benefits determination made by the Department of Labor’s Benefits Review Board.



In separate proceedings, Department of Labor ALJs awarded benefits under the Black
Lung Benefits Act to three miners... More...
   $0 (09-25-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. JANKIE JACKSON (18-5676); PETER COMBS (18-6003)

Cincinnati, Ohio - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with a participating in a cocaine distribution ring charge.



Jankie Jackson ran a cocaine distribution ring with customers in central and eastern
Kentucky. Peter Combs joined Jackson’s operation. The ring was eventually foiled when DEA
agents an... More...
   $0 (09-23-2021 - OH)

United States of America v. Jaimian Rashaad Sims

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with sex trafficking a minor and conspiracy to sex traffic a minor charges.



Sims was a Houston-based rap artist (known as “Sauce Lean”) and
pimp who associated with a group who called themselves “The Sauce
Factory” (TSF). TSF members were a... More...
   $0 (09-21-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Maurice Fayne

Atlanta, GA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy and wire fraud related to a Ponzi scheme, and for bank fraud, and making false statements to a financial institution related a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application.

Maurice Fayne planned to use the PPP program as a cover for his long-running Ponzi scheme. The funds the program supp... More...
   $0 (09-20-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Jonathon Nora

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with three crimes: conspiracy to commit health care fraud; conspiracy to pay or receive illegal health care kickbacks; and aiding and abetting health care fraud charges.



While Nora is the sole appellant in this case, he was not alone at trial.
Nora was ... More...
   $0 (09-19-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. Adrian Castro

New Orleans, LA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with assaulting mail carriers and putting their lives in danger, and by using a firearm in relation to a crime of violence charges.




A judge on our court granted Adrian Castro a certificate of
appealability (“COA”). It’s undisputed that the CO... More...
   $0 (09-19-2021 - LA)

United States of America v. JUAN JARMON a/k/a J, a/k/a YIZZO United States of America v. EDWARD STINSON, a/k/a E-Black

Philadelphia, PA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendants with selling large
amounts of crack cocaine in a public housing complex charge.



Edward Stinson and Juan Jarmon were tried, convicted,
and sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment for selling large
amounts of crack cocaine in a public housing com... More...
   $0 (09-18-2021 - PA)

United States of America v. ALVIN GASKINS

Washington, DC - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with being a member of
a conspiracy [to distribute drugs] charge.



1. Statutory Context
Since 1938, Congress has offered relief in the form of
compensation to any innocent person “unjustly convicted of an
offense against the United States an... More...
   $0 (09-15-2021 - DC)

United States of America v. Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke

Washington, DC: Violation of U.S. Export Controls, computer fraud and access device fraud laws criminal defense lawyers represented Marc Baier, age 49, Ryan Adams, age 34, and Daniel Gericke, age 40, all former employees of the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) or the U.S. military, worked as senior managers at a United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)-based company (U.A.E. CO) that supported and carried ... More...   $0 (09-14-2021 - DC)

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...
   $0 (09-14-2021 - TX)

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. John Drago

Central Islip, NY: Illegal structuring of financial transactions and payroll tax evasion criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, John Drago, age 57, the former owner/operator of several check cashing businesses on Long Island, pleaded guilty to illegally structuring financial transactions and payroll tax evasion. The proceeding took place before United States District Judge Gary R. Brown. ... More...   $0 (09-12-2021 - NY)

United States of America v. Bamidele Muraina

Atlanta, GA: Fraud with identification documents criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Bamidele Muraina, a Nigerian national who hacked into tax preparation firms and filed fraudulent unemployment benefit claims and tax returns using stolen personally identifiable information, and Gabriel Kalembo, a previously convicted fraudster who laundered the fraudulent assets, have been sentenced to... More...   $0 (09-11-2021 - GA)

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)

Jeannie Parker v. United Airlines, Inc.

Salt Lake City, UT: Employment law lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a Family and Medical Leave Act violation theory under 29 U.S.C. 2601.

The Family and Medical Leave Act provides as follows:

§2612. Leave requirement
(a) In general
(1) Entitlement to leave

Subject to section 2613 of this title and subsection (d)(3), an eligible employee... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - UT)

EMMANUELY GERMAIN versus U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL

Atlanta, Georgia - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant with one count of conspiracy to commit an offense to defraud the United States, and three counts of making a false statement in an immigration application.



Germain was admitted to the United States in 2007 as a lawful permanent
resident. Roughly ten ye... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - GA)

United States of America v. Eduardo Luis Diaz

Missoula, MT: Sexual assault criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Eduardo Luis Diaz, a/k/a Eddie age 27.

Defendant, a former private-sector seasonal employee who admitted to sexually assaulting another private-sector seasonal worker in Glacier National Park.

“Seasonal workers for businesses operating in and around our national parks should be able to work in and enjo... More...
   $0 (09-09-2021 - MT)

SHERRY EVANS-CARMICHAEL, et al. v. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Denver, CO - Criminal defense lawyer represented Plaintiffs-Appellants with seeking an award of damages under the Cerro Grande Fire Assistance Act (“CGFAA”) claim.



Sherry Evans-Carmichael, her husband Jeff Carmichael, and their daughter
Tia Carmichael, were evacuated from their home in Los Alamos, New Mexico, in<... More...
   $0 (09-08-2021 - CO)

JOHN W. PROCTOR v. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE

Denver, CO – Disability Discrimination lawyer represented Plaintiff - Appellant, with a retaliation claim for filing administrative charges of disability discrimination charge.



Mr. Proctor was employed by UPS as a package car driver, a position that
requires an employee to lift, lower, leverage, and manipulate pac... More...
   $0 (09-05-2021 - CO)

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