2012 Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1071

Unted States v. Tucker  
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1483

Justia Opinion Summary: Tucker was charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and related drug and firearms offenses. He pled guilty to possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). He represented himself at the plea and...

Defoe v. Phillip  
Date: December 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1586

Justia Opinion Summary: Phillip and Defoe worked together at an oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Phillip was driving a company-owned vehicle near the refinery when it struck Defoe. While recovering, Defoe filed a claim and received ben...

Benjamin v. PA Dep't of Pub. Welfare  
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3684

Justia Opinion Summary: Named plaintiffs are five individuals with mental retardation who are institutionalized in intermediate care facilities (ICFs/MR) operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare; they allege violation of the Am...

Franklin Benjamin v. PA Department of Public Welfar
Date: December 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3685
Fuges v. SW Fin. Serv., Ltd.  
Date: December 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4504

Justia Opinion Summary: Southwest sells title reports to consumer lenders, containing information available in public records. Southwest’s reports include the owner’s name and address, marital status, and amounts of outstanding mortgages, liens...

USA v. Joseph Passalaqua
Date: December 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4244
James v. City of Wilkes Barre  
Date: November 29, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3345

Justia Opinion Summary: Nicole, age 15, sent a text message to a friend stating that she planned to commit suicide by ingesting ibuprofen pills. The friend called 911 and soon Officer Marshall of the Wright Township Police Department arrived at...

Lin v. Attorney Gen. of the United States  
Date: November 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1668

Justia Opinion Summary: Lin, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, entered the U.S. illegally in 2004. In 2008, he was served with a Notice to Appear and conceded removability under 8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(6)(A)(i), but petitioned for asylum, w...

In Re: Baldwin  
Date: November 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4447

Justia Opinion Summary: The nursing care facility faced financial difficulties and ceased to admit new patients; it filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in 2005. The Bankruptcy Court appointed a Committee of Unsecured Creditors, approved clos...

Unted States v. Knight  
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2037

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas and Frett had a gun fight at Frett’s apartment. Both sustained wounds and were hospitalized. Thomas was discharged on May 16; on May 21, six masked gunmen entered the hospital and shot Frett to death. Investigatio...

Unted Smith v. Pavulak  
Date: November 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3863

Justia Opinion Summary: Delaware State Police obtained search warrants for Pavulak’s email account and workplace after receiving information that he was viewing child pornography on his workplace computers. Evidence was seized, he was convicted...

EEOC v. Kronos Inc
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2834
In Re: Pharmacy Benefit Mgrs. Antitrust Litig.  
Date: November 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1430

Justia Opinion Summary: AdvancePCS is a prescription benefits manager for plans sponsored by employers, unions, and others and is retained to achieve savings by negotiating discounts from drug manufacturers, providing mail order service, contra...

Cappello v. Iola  
Date: November 8, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4154

Justia Opinion Summary: Barrett, a financial planner, induced the plaintiffs, small New Jersey corporations and their owners, to adopt an employee welfare benefit plan known as the Employers Participating Insurance Cooperative (EPIC). EPIC was...

USA v. Paul King
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4617
USA v. Luis Ruiz-Herrera
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2166
Xiu Li v. Atty Gen USA
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4071
Nail Issa El Khatib v. Atty Gen USA
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4238
Daniel Delker v. Blaker
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2712
Roberto Santos v. David Bush
Date: November 6, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2963
United States v. Muhammed  
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3138

Justia Opinion Summary: Muhammud pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances (21 U.S.C. 846); possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (18 U.S.C. 924(c)); and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (...

USA v. Tiona Jones
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4059
Humberta Campos v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2051
Johnson Obiegbu v. Robert Werlinger
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3031
Democratic-Republican Organiz. v. Kimberly Guadagno
Date: November 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3977
USA v. Stephen Rios
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2335
Jia Wang v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2707
Moore v. Middlesex County Prosecutors
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2850
Sean Woodson v. Brian Payton
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2989
Nina Shahin v. DE Solid Waste Authority
Date: November 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3435
Jesse Langman v. Keystone Nazareth Bank & Trust
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2476
USA v. Patrick Watson
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2829
Mar-Lin Minatee v. Philadelphia Police Department
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3609
USA v. Raymond Jones
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3693
Omorovbiye Odgie-Hopson v. Atty Gen USA
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4093
Jarl Abrahamsen v. ConocoPhillips
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1199
Paragon Tax Group v. Broadview Networks Holdings In
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1332
USA v. Evens Claude
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1344
James Murray v. B Chambers
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2374
Paul Livengood v. Bureau of Prisons
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2720
Harvey Patrick Short v.
Date: November 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3386
Xin Keng Chen v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4295
John Diaz v. Mary Canino
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1690
James Malles v. Governor of Pennsylvania
Date: October 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2995
Robert Berlus v. Secretary Dept Homeland
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1008
Meelee Kimber-Anderson v. City of Newark
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1810
In Re: Michael  
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1992

Justia Opinion Summary: Michael filed a Chapter 13 voluntary petition and the Bankruptcy Court confirmed his reorganization plan, providing that Michael would pay $277 monthly to the trustee, for 53 months; the trustee would direct the monies t...

Andrew Bickel v. Ernest DiSantis
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3819
Honeywell Intl Inc v. International Union, United Au
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4557
Maria Ginting v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1028
Rafael Lopez v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1561
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co v. Elaine Kalenevitch
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1619
Alfredo Mestre, Jr. v. Wagner
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1664
Bullock v. Klein
Date: October 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2267
USA v. Anthony Ransom
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3070
In Re: Philadelphia Newspapers v.
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3257
USA v. Eric Anderson
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1542
USA v. Andre Henderson
Date: October 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1677
United States v. Kouevi  
Date: October 24, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3529

Justia Opinion Summary: Kouevi lived in Togo. From 2001- 2005, Kouevi conspired to fraudulently obtain “diversity visas,” 8 U.S.C. 1153(c)), for at least 34 people through the American Embassy in Togo. The head of the scheme, Afolabi, paid fees...

Lucille Olivieri v. Bucks County
Date: October 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4130
USA v. Omari Patton
Date: October 23, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3477
Frank McCann v. Steve Miller
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1619
Anil Pooran v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1477
Roger Kornegay v. David Ebbert
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1647
Xing Zhuo v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2322
Michael Turney v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: October 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3322
Edward Reid, Jr. v. Transp Ins Co
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4297
Desiderio Sapon-Caniz v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1024
USA v. Carlton Easter
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1360
Anrifat Aboubakar v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1569
Richard Minuti v. IRS
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3081
USA v. Royce Brown, Sr.
Date: October 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3374
Erick Oliva Ramos v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3849
Christy Jackson v. Temple Univ Hosp
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1011
USA v. Eric Emmanuel
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2195
USA v. Stanley Narcisse
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2393
USA v. Jeremy Noyes
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2773
USA v. Rafael Sanchez-Sanchez
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3024
USA v. Joseph Kupetsky
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4430
Rong Zheng v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4575
Ufuq Abror v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1977
Dhany Rinastuti v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1978
USA v. Frederick Sellers
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1939
In Re: Anadigics, Inc. Sec Lit v.
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4009
Michael Mindock v. Weir Minerals North America
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4416
USA v. David Kollie
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4639
Joseph Aruanno v. Steve Johnson
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1225
USA v. Ricardo Calderon
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1828
Angelia Rockmore v. Harrisburg Property Service
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2036
McCullough v. USA
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2292
Lawrence Colon v. T. Frontino
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2824
Leonard Henry v. David Ebbert
Date: October 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3018
Giles v. Campbell  
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2353

Justia Opinion Summary: Giles was a prisoner in the Delaware penal system. Campbell worked at the Sussex Correctional Institution. Giles brought excessive force and deliberate indifference claims, 42 U.S.C. 1983, against officers, including Cam...

United States v. Turlington  
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2586

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Turlington pled guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of cocaine base (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), 846). In 2004, the district court sentenced him to 84 months’ imprisonment and 60 months’...

Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Sm v. Cheryl Schwarzwaelder
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2605
USA v. Dorian Stephens
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3078
Cindy Worrell v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3121
Rite Aid NJ Inc v. United Food Commercial Workers
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4554
Ernest D'Orazio, III v. Washington Township
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1169
USA v. Fernando Sanchez
Date: October 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2486
Darren M. Nance v. City of Newark
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1593
Ronald Scavone v. Pennsylvania State Police
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1071
James Yates v. B.A. Bledsoe
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2143
Mark Meade v. Kiddie Academy Domestic Franch
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2147
Earl Peeples v. James Citta
Date: October 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2389
Claude Stewart v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1220
Turner v. Spaley
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2744
Mark Nixon v. Secretary PA Dept Corrections
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2959
Mark Picozzi v.
Date: October 12, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3444
D. K. v. Abington Sch. Dist.  
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2189

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, D.K. began kindergarten; he struggled in school and had behavioral issues. In 2007, at the urging of a private therapist, his parents requested a second evaluation. Two months later, the district determined that...

Chang Wang v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3953
Cuellar-De Marroquin v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4448
Marion Felix v. GMS Zallie Holdings Inc
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4475
Elie Hanna v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1590
Motzie Clayton v. J. Morgan
Date: October 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2404
Grant Mfg & Alloying Inc v. Gregory McIlvain
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3859
John Douglas Parker v.
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4423
United States v. Weatherspoon  
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4429

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 Weatherspoon was charged with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute over 50 grams of cocaine base. In 2006 he pled guilty and was sentenced to 120 months, under a binding plea agreement....

Pierre Joseph v. Hess Oil VI Corp
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-8026
George Cordova v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1164
USA v. Rogelio Gomar-Torres
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2789
PGT Trkng Inc v. Robert Lyman
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2884
United States v. Begin  
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3896

Justia Opinion Summary: Begin pled guilty on charges related to his use of the internet and a cellular phone to send sexual messages and photographs to a minor in order to persuade her to have sex with him and was sentenced to 240 months’ impri...

USA v. David Correa
Date: October 9, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2348
USA v. Ryan Craig
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1697
USA v. Miguel Bell
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2865
Joseph Aruanno v. Jennifer Velez
Date: October 5, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2262
USA v. Kenneth Kilson
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1629
USA v. Mohammad Vaghari
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2648
US Info Sys Inc v. Local 164
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3580
Oscar Genao Guzman v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4367
Franklin Chavez v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4535
George Espinoza v. Cameron Lindsay
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1751
Philip Carroll v. Township of Mount Laurel
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2092
Michael Garcia v.
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3049
Michael Garcia v.
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3250
Henry Stubbs, III v.
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3286
Kamal Roy v. Supreme Court of US
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3365
Abraham Nee Ntreh v.
Date: October 4, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3634
USA v. Jorge Lopez-Alfaro
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3743
USA v. Jermaine Louis
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3836
USA v. Gregory Woods
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1768
Derrick Brown v. Bryan Bledsoe
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1910
Dwayne Henry v. Heather Moore
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2240
Bangura v. Elwyn Inc
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2716
Valerie Reuben v. US Airways Inc
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2842
Kevin Patrick Flood v.
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3115
Percy Travillion v.
Date: October 3, 2012
Docket Number: 12-3440
Sokoli v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 05-1005
John Simpson v. Thomas Nicklas
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3931
Richard Dunne v. Township of Springfield
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1583
USA v. Vincent Scirotto
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2353
USA v. Caleb Sotomayer-Teijeiro
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2600
USA v. Bruce Rodriguez
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3116
Richard Byrd v. Merrill Lynch
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3130
USA v. Adammychal Fletcher
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3509
Grant Mfg & Alloying Inc v. Gregory McIlvain
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3859
James Douris v. State of New Jersey
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1010
USA v. Steven Bell, Jr.
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1105
USA v. Michael Nixon
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1699
Hai Ye v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2598
In Re: Steven Dineen v.
Date: October 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2956
Irving Jones v. Camden Board of Education
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1323
Gezim Doda v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1452
Juan Paulino v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 1, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2481
USA v. Abdul Muhammud
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3138
ZF Meritor LLC v. Eaton Corp.  
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3301

Justia Opinion Summary: There are four direct purchasers of heavy duty truck transmissions in North America. Truck buyers dealing with those direct purchasers can select many of the components for their trucks, including transmissions, from cat...

Timothy Reese v. Ford Mtr Co
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3978
Corey Horne v. DA York County
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4492
USA v. Lord Beyah
Date: September 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4508
Copenhefer v. Horn  
Date: September 27, 2012
Docket Number: 03-9000

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1989, Copenhefer was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, attempted robbery, attempted theft by extortion, and terroristic threats. As to the murder conviction, the jury found two aggravat...

USA v. Joel Berberena
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4540
USA v. Denroy Gayle
Date: September 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1103
USA v. Maury
Date: September 25, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2305
Bistrian v. Levi  
Date: September 24, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3629

Justia Opinion Summary: Bistrian, an inmate at the Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia, filed 108-page complaint with 114 pages of exhibits, alleging that, while he was awaiting sentencing on wire-fraud charges, prison investigators used h...

Garrus v. Johnson  
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3586

Justia Opinion Summary: Garrus was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2001. At sentencing, the judge increased his sentence beyond the statutory maximum based on 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. 9714, the “three strikes” law. To do so, the judge made a...

United States v. Ware  
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1330

Justia Opinion Summary: Ware and Stratton, convicted of offenses involving crack cocaine, moved for reductions in their sentences following a retroactive amendment to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines applicable to crack cocaine offenses. Ware’...

USA v. Allen Stratton
Date: September 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1671
United States v. Cunningham  
Date: September 18, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4021

Justia Opinion Summary: While conducting an undercover online investigation of peer-to-peer file sharing networks, officer Erdely was able to connect to a computer sharing child pornography files. Erdely obtained a court order to identify the I...

United States v. Maury  
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2305

Justia Opinion Summary: Atlantic, a New Jersey pipe foundry, and four of its managers were convicted of conspiring to commit environmental pollution and worker safety violations, attempting to cover up or impede federal investigation of those v...

Unted States v. Craig  
Date: September 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1697

Justia Opinion Summary: Following his convictions for wire fraud and failure to appear at trial, the district court ordered Craig to pay $12,411 in restitution and a $300 special assessment. The government sought to satisfy the order from $16,3...

Hagans v. Comm'r of Soc. Sec.  
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2526

Justia Opinion Summary: Until 2003, Hagans worked as a security guard and as a sanitation worker. At 44 years old, Hagans required open-heart surgery. Hagans claims additional medical problems relating to his cerebrovascular and respiratory sys...

Hanif v. Atty Gen. of the United States  
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2643

Justia Opinion Summary: Hanif, a citizen of Guyana, entered the U.S. on a fraudulent visa during the 1980s. After his marriage to a naturalized citizen, Hanif applied for a waiver of his ground of inadmissibility. In 2006 an IJ and adjusted Han...

Equal Emp't Opportunity Comm'n v. Kronos, Inc  
Date: September 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2834

Justia Opinion Summary: Sandy, hearing and speech impaired, applied to work as a grocery store cashier and stocker. As part of the application, Sandy took a Customer Service Assessment created by Kronos and received a score of 40%. Kroger relie...

Oliva-Ramos v. Atty Gen. of the United States  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3849

Justia Opinion Summary: ICE officers entered the home Ramos shared with relatives with an administrative warrant for a sister, with no information about the identity or legal status of other occupants. During the next 15 hours, the agents deta...

Nichole Medical Equip & Supply, Inc. v. Tricenturion, Inc.  
Date: September 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2132

Justia Opinion Summary: TriCenturion audited Nichole Medical as a Program Safeguard Contractor under the Medicare Integrity Program, 42 U.S.C. 395ddd(a), and concluded that Nichole “might” be improperly billing for medical equipment; that Nicho...

D.F. v. Collingswood Borough Bd. of Educ.  
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2410

Justia Opinion Summary: D.F. was a five-year-old African-American male kindergartener during the 2008-2009 school year, his first in Collingswood. He had previously been educated in the Camden school system, which had identified him as a specia...

United States v. Navedo  
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3413

Justia Opinion Summary: Newark detectives were watching a building in connection with a crime that occurred at another location, two months earlier. They did not have a description of anyone involved and had no information whatsoever about Nave...

Green v. Atty Gen. of the United States  
Date: September 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3732

Justia Opinion Summary: Green, a citizen of Jamaica, entered the U.S. on a tourist visa in 2002. In 2006, his status was adjusted to that of a lawful permanent resident. Weeks later, he was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled dang...

Munchinski v. Wilson  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3416

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1986 Munchinski was convicted of two counts of first-degree homicide and two counts of second-degree homicide arising out of a pair of murders that occurred in 1977 in Bear Rocks, Pennsylvania. Munchinski later discov...

Hip Heightened Indep. & Progress, Inc. v. Port Auth. of NY & NJ  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3673

Justia Opinion Summary: The Port Authority’s subsidiary, PATH, operates the Grove Street Station in Jersey City. The Station was built in 1910. In 2000 PATH planned to expand the Station to accommodate larger trains and persons with disabilitie...

USA v. Joel Berberena
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4540
United States v. Gayle  
Date: September 11, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1103

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Berberena pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine; possession of crack with intent to distribute; and possession of powder cocaine with intent to distribute. The district court calculated an adviso...

Roye v. Atty Gen. of the United States  
Date: September 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1849

Justia Opinion Summary: Roye, a 58-year-old native of Jamaica, was admitted to the U.S. in 1984 as the spouse of a citizen. In 1992, he pled guilty to aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child by having sexual intercourse with h...

Anderson v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue  
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1704

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 Anderson was charged with federal tax evasion (26 U.S.C. 7201) for tax years 1995 through 1999, while Anderson was an entrepreneur and venture capitalist involved in operating several international companies, inc...

Pac. Emp'rs Ins. Co. v. Global Reinsurance Corp. of Am.  
Date: September 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3234

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1980 Pacific purchased a certificate of reinsurance from a predecessor of Global. The Certificate included a sentence that reads, “As a condition precedent, the Company [i.e., Pacific] shall promptly provide the Reins...

Martinez v. Atty Gen. of the U.S.  
Date: September 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2258

Justia Opinion Summary: Martinez, a native of Nicaragua, entered the U.S. without inspection in 1985. In 1989, he married a citizen, had a daughter, and began adjusting his status to lawful permanent resident. In 1990, Martinez pleaded guilty t...

United States v. Martorano  
Date: September 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2864

Justia Opinion Summary: Martorano was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole after pleading guilty, in 1984, to 19 counts related to the wholesale distribution of drugs. He appealed the sentence, arguing that the district court imposed a...

United States v. Murray  
Date: September 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3196

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002 Murray pleaded guilty, in New Jersey, to traveling interstate to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Later that year, in a Pennsylvania district court, he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornogra...

Glover v. Fed. Deposit Ins. Corp.  
Date: September 5, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3382

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002 Glover entered into a mortgage with WaMu. After being injured Glover fell behind on her mortgage in 2005 and requested a work-out agreement to reduce her payments. WaMu initially threatened to foreclose, but subs...

Duran-Pichardo v. Attorney Gen. of the U.S.  
Date: August 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2114

Justia Opinion Summary: Duran, a native of the Dominican Republic, was admitted to the U.S. as a legal permanent resident in 1981. He married in 1988 and fathered two children. In 1997 he applied for naturalization. He completed his examination...

United States v. Powell  
Date: August 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2432

Justia Opinion Summary: Powell’s cousin, Lassiter, testified that he and Powell engaged in robberies of college students and drug dealers in North Philadelphia in 2008. They decided their crimes were attracting too much attention and determined...

United States v. Stoerr  
Date: August 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2787

Justia Opinion Summary: Stoerr pled guilty to bid rigging, 15 U.S.C. 1; conspiracy to provide kickbacks and to defraud the United States, 18 U.S.C. 371; and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, 26 U.S.C. § 7206(2). The convictions...

United States v. Shaver  
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2790

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005 a house that had operated as an unlicensed bar was robbed by three men with guns. The men took cell phones and cash from patrons and were apprehended in the area shortly after the robbery, carrying some of the st...

Robert Washington v. Mary Showalter
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3513
Historic Boardwalk Hall, LLC v. Comm'r of Internal Revenue  
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1832

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, a state agency which owned a leasehold interest in the East Hall, also known as “Historic Boardwalk Hall”, on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, was tasked with restoring it....

USA v. Terrance Chatman
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2244
Jevon Green v. State of New Jersey
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1517
Karen Ali v. New Jersey Superior Court Boar
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1538
USA v. Diodayan Ledesma-Cuesta
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2126
In Re: Tormu Prall v.
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2478
In Re: Tormu Prall v.
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2479
Emmitt Worthy, III v.
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2497
Yassin Mohamad v. Michael Barone
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2632
Vora v. All Conspirators
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2776
City of Johnstown v. Vora
Date: August 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2777
USA v. Donald Young
Date: August 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2254
Sui Zhang v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 24, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1510
Denise Carey v. City of Wilkes-Barre
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2671
In re: John Dahlgren v.
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2794
YuPing Xu v. Atty Gen USA
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1109
Jacob Amenuvor v. Joseph Mazurkiewicl
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1948
Mauricio Alvarenga-Vasquez v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2189
Patrick Tillio, Sr. v. Joe Rodriguz
Date: August 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2550
PKF Mark III Inc v. Fndtn for Fair Contracting
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2061
G.R. Homa v. American Express Co
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3600
USA v. Sapp
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1543
Diego Sacoto-Rivera v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 22, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1588
Naree Abdullah v. Warden SCI Dallas
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1518
John Gomez v. James Markley
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2074
Desai v. Attorney Gen. of the U.S.  
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3229

Justia Opinion Summary: A citizen of India, Desai was admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in 1980. He acquired convictions for: burglary and criminal mischief (1991), burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary (1992), burglary (...

Adrian Jarrett v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 21, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1324
Keke Lesmana v. Atty Gen USA
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4109
Zong Ouyang v. Atty Gen USA
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1135
Yong Zheng v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1327
Michael Osei v. LaSalle Univ
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1924
Marlene Ryder v. Terrence McCabe
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1983
Dewi Dwiyanti v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2425
Chen v. Atty Gen USA
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 07-4255
USA v. Carrion-Soto
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 07-4629
Edward Mierzwa v. Safe & Secure Self Storage LLC
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2414
Yordan Turangan v. Atty Gen USA
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3047
Anthony Johnson v. Multi-Solutions Inc
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3505
Vincent Dutkevitch v. PA Cyber Charter Sch
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1472
Michael Shields v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1622
USA v. Charles Matthews
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2141
Shaun Wright v.
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2493
Ryheeme Wood v.
Date: August 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2677
USA v. Michael Wright
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3552
Nuveen Mun. Trust v. Withumsmith Brown PC, et al  
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4633

Justia Opinion Summary: In connection with a loan, Bayonne provided Nuveen with an audit report authored by accounting firm, Withum and an opinion letter from Bayonne’s counsel, Lindabury. Soon after the transaction, Bayonne filed a Chapter 11...

B.H. v. Easton Area School Dist
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2067
USA v. Higdon
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3510
Yassin Mohamad v. Barry Smith
Date: August 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1923
Grand Union Supermarkets of th v. Lockhart Realty Inc
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1963
Ragguette v. Premier Wines & Spirits  
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2553

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff’s counsel failed to file a notice of appeal within 30 days of the judgment or order (Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(1)(A)). Defendant sought attorneys’ fees and costs under FRCP 68. The motion was wit...

Ronald Heneghan v. Northampton Comm College
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3140
Rowann v. Coleman
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3739
Campbell v. West Pittston Borough
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3940
Monita Hara v. PA Department of Education
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4115
Cox Washington v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 15, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1314
Jewish Home of E. PA v. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servs.  
Date: August 14, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3006

Justia Opinion Summary: Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania (JHEP) provides nursing care to Medicare beneficiaries and is required to comply with the mandatory health and safety requirements for participation. JHEP must submit to random surveys...

Naree Abdullah v. Warden SCI Dallas
Date: August 14, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1518
Y. V. Z. v. Atty Gen USA
Date: August 14, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3225
Khan v. Attorney Gen. of U.S.  
Date: August 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1789

Justia Opinion Summary: Father and son, citizens of Pakistan, were admitted to the U.S. as nonimmigrant visitors in 1990. After they overstayed their visas, the Immigration and Naturalization Service initiated removal proceedings. Father sought...

USA v. Arthur Frisby
Date: August 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2284
Wayne Grant v. Atty Gen USA
Date: August 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2311
William Brennan v. William Paterson College
Date: August 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4296
USA v. Baskerville
Date: August 13, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1524
Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner Sm v. Cheryl Schwarzwaelder
Date: August 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2605
USA v. Mervin Zimmerman
Date: August 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4604
Billy Smith v. USA
Date: August 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1800
Bezalel Grossberger v. Patrick Ruane
Date: August 10, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2725
Zavala v. Wal Mart Stores, Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2381

Justia Opinion Summary: Wal-Mart cleaning crew members sought compensation for unpaid overtime and certification of a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act, civil damages under RICO, and damages for false imprisonment. The worker...

Marcavage v. Borough of Lansdowne
Date: August 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4175
Steven Bluman v. Plan Administrator and Trustee
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2983
Intervest Natl Bank v. Welch
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2407
Wayne Spence v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 8, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1415
Marcus v. BMW of N. Am., LLC  
Date: August 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1192

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Marcus leased a 2007 BMW from a dealership in New Jersey. Marcus suffered four “flat” tires during his three-year lease. Each time, he drove his car to a BMW dealership in New York and had the tire replaced. BMW...

United States v. Mitchell  
Date: August 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2420

Justia Opinion Summary: Mitchell was convicted on charges related to his possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. The Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of Mitchell’s motion to strike Juror 97, a police departm...

United States v. Harrison  
Date: August 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2566

Justia Opinion Summary: Philadelphia police officers entered a private residence without a warrant because they believed the house to be abandoned. Upon searching the house, they found Harrison sitting in a recliner with a gun, scales, pills, a...

Harry Parikh v. UPS
Date: August 7, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4482
Antonio Hennis v. Tedrow
Date: August 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1303
Waliyyuddin Abdullah v. Thomas Jefferson Univ Hosp
Date: August 7, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2811
In Re: Messina  
Date: August 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1426

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtors took a mortgage and a second mortgage on their residence. They later filed a voluntary Chapter 7 petition. They claimed exemptions for their residence, citing 11 U.S.C. 522(d)(1) and 11 U.S.C. 522(d)(5). Amounts...

Shane Stadtmiller v. UPMC Health Plan Inc
Date: August 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2792
Meir Gelley v. Park Pleasant Inc
Date: August 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3441
Nationwide Mutl Ins v. Timothy Shaw
Date: August 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3573
United Food & Commercial Worke v. Giant Eagle Markets
Date: August 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2536
USA v. Bari Berger
Date: August 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2948
Lichtenstein v. Univ. of Pittsburgh Med. Ctr.  
Date: August 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3419

Justia Opinion Summary: Lichtenstein began working with UPMC in 2005. Although Lichtenstein received a merit-based raise in October 2007, from October through December, she was tardy six times, absent twice, and requested changes to her schedul...

The Estate of Micheal Keating v. Coatesville VA Med Center
Date: August 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4397
Janice Haagensen v. PA State Pol
Date: August 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2314
David Bush v. S.C. Adams
Date: August 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2644
Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Sweeney  
Date: August 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4074

Justia Opinion Summary: Sweeney owned a transmission shop and referred customers to Tradewell, who owned a nearby car rental business. Sweeney would sometimes simply refer customers to Tradewell or drive them to Tradewell’s business. If employe...

German Marquez v. Atty Gen USA
Date: August 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4148
Liberty Mutl Ins Co v. James Sweeney
Date: August 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4180
USA v. Joseph Casile
Date: August 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2433
McBride v. Superintendant Houtzdale  
Date: August 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2480

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on DNA evidence found on furniture, McBride was charged with the murder of his wife 16 years after her disappearance. He was convicted and exhausted Pennsylvania state court appeals. The district court denied his h...

Rodney Repko v. Guthrie Clinic
Date: August 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3682
In Re: Michael Calabrese, Jr. v.
Date: August 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3793
Mendoza v. United States  
Date: August 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3958

Justia Opinion Summary: From 1996 to 2001, while working as a licensed realtor, Mendoza helped borrowers obtain federally insured mortgages. He was charged with conspiring to fraudulently induce the Federal Housing Authority to insure mortgage...

Post v. St. Paul Travelers Ins. Co.  
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3088

Justia Opinion Summary: Attorneys Post and Reid were retained to defend a medical malpractice action. At trial, plaintiffs introduced evidence suggesting that Post and Reid had engaged in discovery misconduct. Fearing that the jury believed tha...

Benjamin Post v. St Paul Travelers Ins Co
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3300
Danita Hayer v. University of Medicine & Denti
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1814
Helen Mining Company v. Helen Fairman
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2445
USA v. Sadiel Gonzalez
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2580
Gary Dieffenbach v. Dept Revenue
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2958
Craig Szemple v. Correctional Medical Services
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1703
Mitchell Garraway v. Harley Lappin
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1867
Charles Africa v. Dukes
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2373
Keith Manfredi v.
Date: July 31, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2829
World Entertainment Inc v. Andrea Brown
Date: July 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2677
David Mulholland v. Thomas Jefferson Univ Hosp
Date: July 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3412
Holy Ghost Carpatho-Russian Gr v. Church Mutual Ins Co
Date: July 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4363
John Dunn, III v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: July 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1544
Patrick Tillio, Sr. v. Rocio Nell
Date: July 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2457
Perez v. Londis
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: 07-3302
USA v. Louis Agnes
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1930
USA v. Javier Garcia
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4737
Superior Offshore Internationa v. Bristow Group Inc
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3010
Omotayo Ajayi v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3012
James Morris v.
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1121
USA v. Bahadir Yahsi
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1928
Thomas v. Vuksta
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2612
Johnnie Young v.
Date: July 27, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2759
Marcos Santiago v. Keith Fields
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3544
Control Screening LLC v. Technological Application & Prod. Co.  
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2896

Justia Opinion Summary: CS manufactures and sells X-ray and metal detection devices for use in public facilities around the world. Tecapro is a private, state-owned company that was formed by the Vietnamese government to advanced technologies i...

USA v. Caesar Holloway
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2980
In Re: Philadelphia Newspapers  
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3257

Justia Opinion Summary: Philadelphia Inquirer (debtors) published print and online articles discussing the CSMI‘s contract management of the Chester Community Charter School. After CSMI filed a defamation action, the Inquirer filed for relief u...

Lloyd McDonnaugh v. Teva Specialty Pharm LLC
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3462
Paul Gallup v. Clarion Sintered Metals Inc
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4003
Osita Uzoka v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4610
USA v. Dale Struble
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1613
Qin Chen v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 26, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1698
In Re: Am. Capital  
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2239

Justia Opinion Summary: From the 1930s through the 1970s, Skinner manufactured ship engines and parts, allegedly containing asbestos. Merchant mariners began bringing injury claims in the 1980s. In 1998, AC acquired all of Skinner’s common stoc...

In Re: American Capital, et al v.
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2240
Christopher Jones v. PA Board Probation and Parole
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2944
Wallace v. Kmart Corp.  
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1541

Justia Opinion Summary: In a recusal motion, Rohn alleged that the district judge’s personal animosity toward her was creating an appearance of bias and prejudice against her clients. Sun, a defendant in one of seven underlying cases, sought di...

Jadwiga Warwas v. City of Plainfield
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1736
Mary Ciarlone v. City of Reading
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2308
Xue Zhu v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2823
United States v. Taylor  
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2875

Justia Opinion Summary: After guard mistakenly gave Taylor, an inmate convicted of drug and weapons charges, an extra razor blade, Taylor created a shank. Subsequently, in an exercise yard with Bistrain, Taylor construed Bistrain’s comment as a...

Mark DeHainaut v. CA Univ PA
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3210
Nathaniel Rhodes, Jr. v. David Varano
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3300
Billa Singh v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3553
Bayete v. Ricci
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1372
Danny Fleck v. Federal Correctional Facility
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1823
Dewayne Richardson v. USA
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1900
James Smith v. George Hayman
Date: July 25, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2203
USA v. Shawn Clark
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4769
n v. In Re: John Pickering-George
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1065
USA v. Carlos Jackson-Escolastico
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2608
Warren Gladden v. United States Department of La
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3120
Nationwide Life Ins. v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co.  
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3123

Justia Opinion Summary: Liberty entered into a Master Declaration and Easements, Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for a shopping mall. PMI purchased the property and entered into a Declaration that gave Liberty the right to prior approval...

Robert Baker v. Hartford Underwriters Ins Co
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3152
Chaya Grossbaum v. Genesis Genetics Inst LLC
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3455
USA v. Leland Alexander
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3457
Gary Still v. Secretary US Department of Vet
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4205
Barry Shelley v. George Patrick
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2281
James Murray v. FBOP
Date: July 24, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2490
George Johnson v.
Date: July 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3055
USA v. Francisco Del Toro
Date: July 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3769
Julene Christie v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: July 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3802
USA v. Peter Dafferner
Date: July 23, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4267
Aaron Jones v.
Date: July 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2119
Carlton Mills v. City of Philadelphia
Date: July 23, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2286
USA v. Dwyer
Date: July 20, 2012
Docket Number: 05-3140
USA v. Stanley Rodriguez
Date: July 20, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4129
In Re: Calabrese  
Date: July 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3793

Justia Opinion Summary: The business proprietor, Calabrese, filed for reorganization of the business under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. After failure to confirm a reorganization plan, the bankruptcy was converted to Chapter 7. He also fil...

USA v. Sodexho Inc
Date: July 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3929
In Re:Orton  
Date: July 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4157

Justia Opinion Summary: Orton filed a Chapter 7 petition. On Schedule A (realty), he listed his one-eighth interest in vacant land that is subject to an oil and gas lease, stating fair market value as $34,000 and claiming an exemption for $4,25...

John Moore v. David DiGuglielmo
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2189
Papenderijeet Singh v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 09-4740
Robert Kenny v. USA
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4432
D.B. v. Gloucester Twp School District
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4630
USA v. Arturo Jaimespimentz
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4772
USA v. James Floyd
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1991
Kennedy Ezeigwe v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2842
Terrence Echols v. Michele Ricci
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3541
Roxanne Murray v. Walgreen Co
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3591
Silva v. Easter
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3697
USA v. Justin Cabot
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3906
USA v. Marcus Williams
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4558
In Re: Grand Jury v.
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1697
Isaac Mitchell v. Jeffrey Beard
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1892
Jerry Shrubb v. Warden Jefferson County Prison
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1949
Bell v. Skendall
Date: July 19, 2012
Docket Number: 12-2175
USA v. Bernard Bagdis
Date: July 18, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1625
USA v. Ronald Hills
Date: July 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1548
Borrome v. Att'y Gen. of the U.S.  
Date: July 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1975

Justia Opinion Summary: Borrome, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, and, since 1996 a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. pled guilty in 2002 to violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 301-399d, prohibitions on unl...

USA v. James Davidson
Date: July 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1123
Abdul Howard v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
Date: July 18, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1560
RFI Energy, Inc. v. Director OWCP
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4068
Nigel Parms v. Raymond Sobina
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4786
Feng Li v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1761
USA v. Tyshaun St. Vallier
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2150
Francisco Didiano v. Karen Balicki
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2380
Oludola Akinmola Johnson v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2533
IBEW Local Union No. 102 v. Quality Electric and Data Inc
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3164
Bajram Ademaj v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3976
Gui Chen v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4044
USA v. Michael Cook
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4265
Ruben Mendez v. Mark Sullivan
Date: July 17, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1821
Randolph Carson v. Richard Mulvihill
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1470
In Re: K-Dur Antitrust Litigation  
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2077

Justia Opinion Summary: Schering held a patent on the controlled release coating applied to potassium chloride crystals for treatment of potassium deficiencies. Potential generic manufacturers filed an abbreviated application for approval (AND...

Jeffrey Heffernan v. City of Paterson
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2843
Roger Fouche v. NJ Transit
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3031
Brian White v. Jack Brommer
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3466
USA v. Willie Parker
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3937
USA v. Clarence Curry
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1058
Lian Zhang v. Attorney General USA
Date: July 16, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1480
USA v. Edwin Gonzalez
Date: July 13, 2012
Docket Number: 09-1207
Samuel Perez v. Gerald Rozum
Date: July 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1682
USA v. Robert Nelson
Date: July 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1746
Fitzroy Gerald Green v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3732
Herbert Powell v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3765
Lawrence Robinson v. City of Philadelphia
Date: July 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3852
Boubacar Diallo v. Atty Gen USA
Date: July 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1064
USA v. James Johnson
Date: July 13, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1153
Brittany Morrow v. Barry Balaski
Date: July 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2000
Nelson v. Att'y Gen. of the United States  
Date: July 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1654

Justia Opinion Summary: Nelson, a citizen of Jamaica, was admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident in 1994. In 1999, he pleaded guilty to possession of 16 ounces of marijuana. In 2000, Nelson visited Canada for two days. Although his convic...

USA v. Keenan Quinn
Date: July 10, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1733
United States v. Claxton  
Date: July 9, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2552

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found Claxton guilty of conspiring to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, but the district court entered a judgment of acquittal on the ground that there was not enough evidence for a reasonable jury to...

USA v. Michael Wright
Date: July 6, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3552
Twp. of Tinicum v. U.S. Dep't of Transp.  
Date: July 6, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1472

Justia Opinion Summary: Philadelphia International Airport is the ninth busiest airport in the U.S. Since 1999, PHL has been among the 10 most delayed airports and has contributed to delays at airports nationwide because its runways are too sho...

State of DE v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng'rs  
Date: July 3, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1283

Justia Opinion Summary: The federal government has maintained navigation in the Delaware River for more than 100 years. In 1992, the Army Corps of Engineers published an Environmental Impact Statement, recommending deepening of five feet along...

United States v. Booker  
Date: July 2, 2012
Docket Number: 07-2835

Justia Opinion Summary: Booker participated in a bank robbery with co-conspirators. After being arrested on unrelated charges, he provided incriminating statements to the police. Booker moved to suppress these statements as violations of his Mi...

Larson v. AT&T Mobility LLC  
Date: June 29, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1285

Justia Opinion Summary: Until late 2008, Sprint included a flat-rate early termination fee provision in its cellular telephone contracts, which allowed it to charge a set fee to customers who terminated their contracts before the end date state...

Askew v. Trs., Gen. Assembly Church  
Date: June 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1916

Justia Opinion Summary: The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith was founded by Johnson in 1919. In 1947, Johnson established a non-profit corporation to hold and manage the assets of the Church. Following a 1992 schism, two...

Humana Med. Plan Inc. v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC  
Date: June 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2664

Justia Opinion Summary: Humana sued, alleging that Glaxo was obligated to reimburse Humana for expenses Humana had incurred treating its insureds’ injuries resulting from Glaxo’s drug, Avandia. Humana runs a Medicare Advantage plan. Its complai...

In Re: Enter. Rent-A-Car Wage & Hour Emp't Practices Litig.  
Date: June 28, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2883

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former assistant branch manager at Enterprise, filed a nationwide class action, claiming that Enterprise violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 207(a)(1), by failing to pay required overtime wages...

Treasurer, State of NJ v. U.S. Dept of Treasury  
Date: June 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-1963

Justia Opinion Summary: Seven states sought to recover proceeds of matured but unredeemed U.S. savings bonds from the Treasury, asserting that Treasury has possession of approximately $16 billion worth of matured but unredeemed savings bonds, o...

United States v. Figueroa  
Date: June 26, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2597

Justia Opinion Summary: Figueroa admits that he sold heroin to an undercover officer, who returned later and purchased cocaine and heroin. During the second purchase, the officer saw what appeared to be a gun tucked into Figueroa’s waistband. I...

Lewis v. Alexander  
Date: June 20, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3439

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought a putative class action challenging 62 Pa. Stat. 1414, which was enacted to regulate special needs trusts. The comprehensive Medicaid eligibility rules enacted by Congress generally mandate that trusts...

Vasquez v. Strada  
Date: June 20, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1114

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993 Vasquez was sentenced to 262 months for heroin offenses. In 1996, he was sentenced to 14 months, to run consecutively, for possession of a prohibited object. His projected release date is October, 2012. The Seco...

United States v. Pawlowski  
Date: June 19, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4105

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant communicated with a detective who was posing as a 15-year-old girl on a social networking website. In response to defendant's question, the detective stated that she was 15 years old. Defendant raised sexual to...

Cardona v. Bledsoe  
Date: June 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2396

Justia Opinion Summary: Cardona was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 100 kilograms of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B) & 846; conspiring to possess with intent to distribute less than 100 grams of heroi...

United States v. Thompson  
Date: June 19, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4120

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Thompson was indicted on two counts, and pled guilty to one, of distributing fewer than five grams of crack cocaine (21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1)). Because he had two prior felony convictions, he qualified as a career of...

United States v. Piekarsky  
Date: June 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1567

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, defendants, then 18 and 16 years old, accompanied by a group of other young Shenandoah residents began partying and drinking, then encountered Ramirez and became engaged in an argument with him that involved rac...

United States v. Kennedy  
Date: June 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1145

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004 defendant was convicted of crimes related to possession with intent to distribute narcotics and possession of two handguns. At the initial sentencing, the district court granted a new trial with respect to four c...

United States v. Bergrin  
Date: June 15, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4300

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a former federal prosecutor and prominent defense attorney, was indicted on charges including violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Reasoning that the RICO charges were inapp...

Swick v. Censtar Title Ins. Co.  
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3343

Justia Opinion Summary: Title insurance purchasers, on behalf of themselves and similarly situated consumers, claimed that insurers collectively fixed title insurance rates in violation of the Sherman Act and the New Jersey Antitrust Act. In Ne...

McCray v. Fidelity Nat'l Title Ins. Co.  
Date: June 14, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3576

Justia Opinion Summary: Title insurance purchasers, on behalf of themselves and similarly situated consumers, claimed that insurers collectively fixed title insurance rates in violation of the Sherman Act. Title insurers in Delaware are require...

Jordana Vera v. Atty Gen USA
Date: June 13, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3157
Elliott v. Archdiocese of NY  
Date: June 12, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2844

Justia Opinion Summary: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese, incorporated in New York, has its principal place of business in New York City. Church of the Nativity is a New York City parish under the Archdiocese. Marist Brothers, a religious order,...

Florencio Rolan v. Brian Coleman
Date: June 7, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4547
Commonwealth of PA Dep' of Envtl. Prot. v. Lockheed Martin Corp.  
Date: June 5, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4078

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1957 the Commonwealth constructed the Quehanna Wild Area Nuclear Site. Part of the site was donated to Pennsylvania State University. Until 1967 Penn State leased to a Lockheed predecessor, conducting work under Atomi...

United States v. Andrew  
Date: June 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1239

Justia Opinion Summary: Andrews was designated as contractor for improvements to the sewage system, in a no-bid process involving kickbacks and bribery, having made numerous false statements in the bond application package. After the contract w...

Dewey v. Volkswagen  
Date: May 31, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3618

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, two groups filed separate class action suits against Volkswagen. The cases were consolidated for pre-trial purposes because they raised substantially similar allegations: that several models of Volkswagen and Au...

Ridley Sch Dist v. M.R.
Date: May 31, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1447
United States v. Self  
Date: May 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1763

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a controlled-buy involving a confidential informant, Haziz was charged with distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a public...

In Re: Grand Jury  
Date: May 24, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1697

Justia Opinion Summary: ABC is a dissolved corporation. Doe 1 was the company’s President and sole shareholder. Doe 2 is his son. LaCheen represents ABC and Doe 1; Blank represents Doe 2. The law firms have a joint-defense agreement covering th...

Banks v. Int'l Rental & Leasing Corp.  
Date: May 23, 2012
Docket Number: 08-1603

Justia Opinion Summary: Barnabas rented a van from Budget and gave Dewindt permission to use it without listing her as an authorized driver on the rental agreement. Dewindt was driving down a steep hill when the brakes failed. Dewindt attempted...

Wright v. Owens Corning  
Date: May 18, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2026

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs installed shingles manufactured by Owens Corning (debtor). They discovered leaks in 2009; shingles had cracked. Each sent warranty claims, which were rejected. They filed a class action alleging fraud, neglige...

Rolan v. Coleman  
Date: May 17, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4547

Justia Opinion Summary: Rolan was convicted in 1984 of murder and possession of an instrument of crime for a 1983 shooting death involving a drug sale. He obtained habeas corpus relief based on ineffective assistance of counsel. After a ret...

Ridley Sch. Dist. v. M.R.  
Date: May 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1447

Justia Opinion Summary: E.R., now 10 years old, attended kindergarten and first grade at a public school. E.R. has been identified as having numerous learning disabilities, and health-related problems, including severe food and contact allergi...

Fleisher v. Std. Ins. Co.  
Date: May 17, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2490

Justia Opinion Summary: While working as a dentist, Fleisher obtained long-term disability insurance coverage under separate policies. He obtained the North American policy by membership in a professional organization. The Standard policy is a...

Carl Simon v. Govt of the VI
Date: May 16, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3616
In re: Schering Plough v.
Date: May 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3046
In Re: Schering Plough Corp.  
Date: May 16, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3047

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, a putative nationwide class of third-party payors and a putative nationwide class of individual patient-consumers who paid for prescriptions, sued pharmaceutical manufacturers alleging that they paid for onco...

Carl Simon v. Govt of the VI
Date: May 15, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3616
In re: Heritage Highgate Inc.  
Date: May 14, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1889

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtors began development of a subdivision and entered into a construction loan agreement with Bank Lenders, who retained a lien on substantially all of Debtors' assets. Debtors subsequently borrowed from Cornerstone, wh...

Han Tak Lee v. Steve Glunt
Date: May 11, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4133
Simon v. Gov't of the VI  
Date: May 9, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3616

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993 Simon and others burglarized a house; the occupant arrived during the burglary and was shot dead. Simon was tried for felony murder, first degree robbery, and third degree burglary. Simon repeatedly moved to dis...

In Re: VistaCare Group, L.L.C.  
Date: May 4, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2695

Justia Opinion Summary: A Trustee was appointed in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The estate included 44 lots, subdivided and zoned for mobile homes. Lot 45 contained an assisted living facility. The lots shared infrastructure and were subject to re...

USA v. James Russell
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4459
Jeffrey Marten v. Dale Hunt
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1755
Roosevelt Carabali Ruiz v. Fed Bureau of Prisons
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3211
Michael Browne v. Atty Gen USA
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3420
Global Energy Consul v. Holtec Intl
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3474
Van Sher v. Uppermoreland Township School
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3526
Donnelly LeBlanc v. Craig Stedman
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4624
USA v. Joseph Terrell
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1015
USA v. Gilbert Robinson
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1284
Paul Surine v. Brian Edgcomb
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1473
Philip Carroll v.
Date: May 2, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1906
In Re: Fed-Mogul Global, Inc.  
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: 09-2230

Justia Opinion Summary: The company and its affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and sought to resolve asbestos-related liability through the creation of a personal-injury trust under 11 U.S.C. 524(g). As part of its reorganization plan,...

USA v. Alfonso Carter
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3152
Eve Sala v. Labron Hawk
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: 10-3268
USA v. Chance Bonner
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1050
Tanya Peteete v. Asbury Park Pol Dept
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1813
In Re: Hector Soto v.
Date: May 1, 2012
Docket Number: 11-1876
USA v. Jose Santiago
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 09-3496
Fabian Banton v. Director US ICE
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2090
Jose Rodas-Leon v. Atty Gen USA
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2446
Sandor Radai v. First Transit
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2560
Richard DiLauri v. William Mullen
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2847
Weng v. Atty Gen USA
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4108
Ambrose Sykes v. Thomas Carroll
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4576
Darren- James Michaels v. Lisa Vickers
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1191
Richard Balter v. Ricardo Martinez
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1287
Steven Fleming v. US VA
Date: April 30, 2012
Docket Number: 12-1386
Billy Stanley v. Raymond Sobina
Date: April 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-2433
USA v. Hill
Date: April 27, 2012
Docket Number: 10-4703
D. P. v. Council Rock School Dist
Date: April 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2747
USA v. Curtis Porter
Date: April 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-2776
Warren Gladden v. Secretary US Department of Agr
Date: April 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3001
USA v. Rondale Nelson
Date: April 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3302
Preservation Pittsburgh v. Mary Conturo
Date: April 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-3533
Richard Pryce v. William Scism
Date: April 27, 2012
Docket Number: 11-4417