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United States v. Ramer
Date: May 29, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3644

Justia Opinion Summary: Ramer was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1343, 1349. The conviction stemmed from a sham investment scheme in which Ramer and a codefendant solicited more than $1 million from individuals, but did...

Kervin v. Barnes
Date: May 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2983

Justia Opinion Summary: Indiana inmate Kervin alleged, in a suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, that prison officials violated his constitutional rights after he insisted on being allowed to see his lawyer, who had come to the prison to speak with him....

Habib v. Lynch
Date: May 29, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3370

Justia Opinion Summary: In the1980s, Habib married a woman in Pakistan and had three children with her there. It is unclear when or how Habib came to the U.S. In 1996, he married Bualice, a U.S. citizen, and three years later adjusted his statu...

United States v. Clark
Date: May 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1251

Justia Opinion Summary: Clark’s trucking business was hired to perform hauling services on a state‐ and federally funded highway project in Missouri. Because federal funds were involved, Clark’s contract with the project’s general contractor re...

Carl McDaniel v. Michael Meisner
Date: May 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2833

Weinmann v. McClone
Date: May 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1794

Justia Opinion Summary: After an argument with his wife on their wedding anniversary, Jerome Weinmann went to his garage, drank half a bottle of vodka, and put the barrel of a shotgun in his mouth. He was unable to pull the trigger. Susan Weinm...

Mucha v. Jackson
Date: May 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3619

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Jason Mucha filed suit against two Milwaukee police officers alleging they detained him without a warrant or other justification, thereby violating his Constitutional rights. Plaintiff himself was a Milwaukee p...

United States v. Macias
Date: May 26, 2015
Docket Number: 13-2166

Justia Opinion Summary: After being convicted of conspiracy to smuggle illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexico border, Macias created a bus company to transport legal Mexican immigrants. He was paid for moving money from the U.S. to Mexico. H...

USA v. Enrique Flanagan
Date: May 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2011

Richard O'Donnell v. USA
Date: May 26, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3751

United States v. McMillian
Date: May 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1537

Justia Opinion Summary: Milwaukee Officer Shull reviewed evidence that McMillian was involved in a 2007 double homicide and went to McMillian’s home to arrest him. Officers arrived at McMillian’s house without a warrant. Shull knocked and annou...

Lee v. United States
Date: May 22, 2015
Docket Numbers: 14-3087, 14-3489, 15-1065

Justia Opinion Summary: Humphrey sued under the Federal Tort Claims Act on behalf of her daughter Teniscia, alleging that medical malpractice during Teniscia’s 2008 birth left her permanently disabled. Teniscia’s father, Lee, participated in th...

Terrence Lee v. USA
Date: May 22, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3489

Veniscia Humphrey v. USA
Date: May 22, 2015
Docket Number: 15-1065

Glickenhaus & Co. v. Household Int'l, Inc.
Date: May 21, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3532

Justia Opinion Summary: In a securities-fraud class action, plaintiffs won a verdict of $2.46 billion, apparently one of the largest to date, against Household International and three of its top executives. The suit was based on a dramatic incr...