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United States v. Ayers
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 10-3069

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant received a 144-month sentence for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine. At issue on appeal was whether a district court must consider the crack/powder disparity before deciding...

DiBacco v. United States Army
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5353

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1985, Carl Oglesby filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, with federal agencies seeking information on Reinhard Gehlen. Gehlen was a former Nazi general through whom the United Stat...

Hourani v. Mirtchev
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 13-7088

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, two Kazakh businessmen, filed suit alleging that defendants violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), 18 U.S.C. 1962(c) - (d), by engaging in criminal activity through the Krull...

The American Coal Co. v. MSHR
Date: July 31, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1206

Justia Opinion Summary: American Coal appealed the MSHA's citation and fine for a "fire" on one of its coal stockpiles when safety inspectors observed patches of smoldering, smoking coal without visible flames. American Coal argued that the cit...

United States v. Bell
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Numbers: 08-3037, 11-3032

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Bell and Wilson, two members of the Congress Park Crew gang, appealed their conviction and sentences for their involvement in various crimes including crack distribution. The court rejected Wilson's argument t...

EME Homer City Generation, L.P v. EPA
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 11-1302

United States v. Ballestas
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3107

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant, a Colombian citizen, was indicted under the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act (MDLEA), 46 U.S.C. 70503(a), and extradited to the United States for prosecution. Appellant pleaded guilty to a charge of conspirac...

Combat Veterans for Congress v. FEC
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5358

Justia Opinion Summary: The Commission imposed an $8,690 fine on the Combat Veterans and its treasurer, David Wiggs, in his official capacity, for failing to meet three required reporting deadlines under the Federal Election Campaign Act, 2 U.S...

Radtke v. Caschetta
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7079

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellees, medical records coders employed by appellants, filed suit against appellants for unlawfully failing to pay overtime pay. Appellees prevailed in a jury verdict and the district court denied appellants' motions...

Bruce Packing Co. v. NLRB
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1054

Justia Opinion Summary: Bruce Packing petitioned for review of the Board's decision that Bruce Packing committed unfair labor practices in an effort to beat back a union-organizing drive at one of its plants. The court agreed with the Board tha...

United States v. Udo
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 12-3092

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, convicted of twenty-five counts of aiding or assisting in the filing of a false tax return, appealed his convictions. Defendant alleged that the court improperly instructed the jury and that he received ineffe...

Allen v. Johnson
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5170

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the Department, alleging that her new supervisor retaliated against her for earlier discrimination complaints. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the Department. The supe...

State Nat'l Bank of Big Spring v. Lew
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5247

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bank and a group of States challenged the constitutionality of various provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Pub. L. No. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376. The district court concluded th...

Maggio v. Wisconsin Ave. Psychiatric Ctr.
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 13-7181

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a civil suit alleging that his employer fired him because he was male. At issue was whether 42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(f)(1) barred plaintiff's suit because he brought it too late. On EEOC Form 5, plaintiff swore...

INOVA Health System v. NLRB
Date: July 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1144

Justia Opinion Summary: Inova challenged the Board's ruling that it had unlawfully discharged, disciplined, or failed to promote certain nurses because they had engaged in concerted activities protected by the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U...