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USA v. Patrick Kofalt
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 13-3258
USA v. Carlos Hill
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-2668
Margaret Tourtellotte v. Eli Lilly & Co
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3764
Heffernan v. City of Paterson  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1610

Justia Opinion Summary: Heffernan joined the Paterson Police Department in 1985 and became a detective. In 2006, Heffernan’s friend, Spagnola, a former Paterson police chief, sought to unseat the incumbent mayor. Heffernan was unable to vote in...

United States v. Browne  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-1798

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Facebook account name “Billy Button,” Browne began exchanging messages with 18-year-old Nicole. They met in person and exchanged sexually explicit photographs of themselves through Facebook chats. Browne threat...

USA v. Charles Navarro
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2491
USA v. John High
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3061
Joan Longenecker-Wells v. Benecard Services Inc
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3538
Carlos Chang-Cruz v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 14-4570
USA v. John Napoli
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2838
Leonard v. Stemtech Int'l, Inc  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3198

Justia Opinion Summary: Leonard takes photographs of stem cells using electron microscopes. Only a few photographers engage in this highly technical type of photography. The images first appear in black and white, and Leonard uses his “artistic...

Andrew Mattern v. City of Sea Isle
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3414
Watson v. Rozum  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 13-3510

Justia Opinion Summary: Watson claims that during a 2011 cell search Officer Kline pulled the antenna of Watson’s radio so that it broke off. Kline claims the antenna was already broken and secured with tape. Kline explained that a broken radio...

James Dennis v. Secretary PA Department of Cor
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 13-9003
Dennis v. Sec'y PA Dept. of Corrs.  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 13-9003

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was found guilty of first-degree murder. The jury sentenced Defendant to death. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed the convictions on appeal, rejecting Defendant’s claims that the prose...