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United States v. Cordova
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 11-3034

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Cordova, Gutierrez, and Sorto appealed their convictions for conspiracy, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, murder, assault, and federal and District of Columbia weapons offenses. The court rejected defend...

United States ex rel. Purcell v. MWI Corp.
Date: November 24, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5210

Justia Opinion Summary: After the United States prevailed in a civil action brought pursuant to the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3729, based on certifications by MWI to the Bank to secure loans financing MWI's sale of water pumps to Nigeri...

Western Minnesota Municipal v. FERC
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1153

Justia Opinion Summary: Western Minnesota and intervenors petitioned for review of FERC's award of a permit for a hydroelectric project in Polk County, Iowa. The Commission concluded that the municipal preference under Section 7(a) of the Feder...

Klayman v. Obama
Date: November 20, 2015
Docket Number: 15-5307

United States v. Newman
Date: November 17, 2015
Docket Number: 15-3009

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a petition for a writ of coram nobis, seeking to vacate his conviction for federal wire fraud on the ground that his attorney failed to properly advise him about the immigration consequences of pleading g...

Spurlino Materials v. NLRB
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 12-1034

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner seeks review of the Board's conclusion that petitioner's refusal to reinstate the striking workers was itself an unfair labor practice and order of reinstatement. The court denied the petition and granted the...

Mobley v. CIA
Date: November 13, 2015
Docket Number: 13-5286

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant seeks information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552, and the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. 552a, relating principally to his detention in Yemen from four federal agencies. After filing suit to c...

Hyundai Amer. Shipping Agency v. NLRB
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 11-1351

Justia Opinion Summary: Hyundai challenged the Board's order invalidating five rules in the employee handbook maintained by Hyundai because the rules violated section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), 29 U.S.C. 157, 158(a)(1)....

Willson v. Commissioner
Date: November 6, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1109

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant received his 2006 income tax refund twice and the IRS sought to recover the erroneous refund by levy. At the tax court stage, the IRS conceded that the levy was an improper collection method, zeroed out appella...

Treasure State Resource v. EPA
Date: November 3, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1263

Justia Opinion Summary: EPA exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q, to issue a Final Rule designating 29 areas as not meeting its new sulfur dioxide standards. Treasure State Resource Industry Association challeng...

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants v. IRS
Date: October 30, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5309

Justia Opinion Summary: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a professional association of certified public accountants and their firms, challenged an IRS program that allows previously uncredentialed tax return preparers who...

United States v. Ortega-Hernandez
Date: October 27, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3022

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to injuring a dwelling and placing lives in jeopardy, and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. Defendant was sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment. On appeal, defendant challenged th...

Meshal v. Higgenbotham
Date: October 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-5194

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics action against the FBI, alleging that the FBI violated his Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights when they detained, interrogated, and tortured...

Bode & Grenier, LLP v. Knight
Date: October 23, 2015
Docket Number: 14-7104

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a law firm, provided legal services to three companies owned and managed by defendants. After defendants failed to pay legal bills, the law firm filed suit and prevailed. The court concluded that the Confessio...

United States v. Boyd
Date: October 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3035

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for possession of ammunition by a felon in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). The court concluded that there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant. In this case, based on his girlf...