2013 Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1500

In Re: Friedman's Inc v.
Date: December 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1712
Roosevelt Batts v. Louis Giorla
Date: December 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1926
Shaun Beckford v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3313
Aemer. El v. Lynn Wehling
Date: December 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3637
Jose Cardona v. Jeffrey Thompson
Date: December 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3080
George v. Rehiel  
Date: December 24, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4292

Justia Opinion Summary: George, a 21-year old U.S. citizen, was scheduled to fly from Philadelphia to California to begin his senior year at Pomona College. George claims that at the Philadelphia International Airport, he was detained, interrog...

United States v. Ottaviano  
Date: December 24, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4553

Justia Opinion Summary: Ottaviano, believing himself not bound by U.S. tax law, marketed his views to others through his company, Mid-Atlantic, which offered financial products he claimed would help others avoid taxation and have the government...

Estate of Arrington v. Michael  
Date: December 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1042

Justia Opinion Summary: Andrea and Aaron lived together with their infant son from 2007 until 2009, when Andrea obtained an order of protection that described Aaron’s history of violence, including incidents of choking, slapping, and giving And...

In Re: Friedman's Inc  
Date: December 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1712

Justia Opinion Summary: In the 90 days prior to filing for bankruptcy Debtor made payments for personnel to Roth Staffing totaling $81,997.57. After these preferential transfers, but before the petition was filed, Roth provided Debtor with serv...

D. Erik Von Kiel v.
Date: December 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1925
Tinku Sharma v. Atty. Gen USA
Date: December 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2903
Jeffrey Taylor v. Pawowski
Date: December 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1476
Oliver Lawal v. Mark McDonald
Date: December 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1881
David Alston v. Kean University
Date: December 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2733
USA v. Willie Elmore
Date: December 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1427
Franklyn Allen v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2861
Allen Feingold v. Maria Tesone
Date: December 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3797
Sania Mahmood v. Joseph Narciso
Date: December 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4207
USA v. Derrick Garvin
Date: December 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4375
USA v. Steve McCollum, Jr.
Date: December 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2412
Damon Jones v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: December 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3834
USA v. Richard Blackstone
Date: December 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3870
Sheet Metal Workers Intl Assn v. E.P. Donnelly, Inc
Date: December 16, 2013
Docket Number: 10-2201
Addie v. Kjaer  
Date: December 16, 2013
Docket Number: 11-2419

Justia Opinion Summary: The sellers own an island off St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and a launch providing access to the island from St. Thomas. In 2004, the buyers signed land contracts and an escrow agreement to purchase the properties for $21...

Margaret Johnson v. Helen Marberry
Date: December 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4390
Paulette Billie v. Autism Speaks Inc
Date: December 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4559
James Murphy v. Mifflin County Regional Police
Date: December 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1088
USA v. Ronald Boatwright
Date: December 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1244
Roger Snyder v. Daniel Bender
Date: December 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1653
Caine Pelzer v. Superintendent Houtzdale SCI
Date: December 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3914
Sheet Metal Workers Int'l Ass'n v. E.P. Donnelly, Inc.  
Date: December 13, 2013
Docket Number: 10-2201

Justia Opinion Summary: Egg Harbor Township authorized construction of a Community Center and, as required by N.J.S. 52:38-3 adopted a project labor agreement (PLA). All contractors working on the project were required to sign the PLA, which co...

Odise Carr v. City of Camden
Date: December 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3960
James Calender v. NVR Inc
Date: December 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4132
USA v. Ronald Hills
Date: December 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4572
USA v. Jaime Snyder
Date: December 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1355
Richard Wren v. County of Luzerne
Date: December 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1587
Judith Schaefer Condulmari v. US Airways Group LLC
Date: December 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1651
Shan Zhang v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1945
Melania Isdiati v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3085
USA v. Rauso
Date: December 12, 2013
Docket Number: 11-2812
USA v. Harry Katzin
Date: December 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2548
USA v. Lamont Hunter
Date: December 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1444
Kisano Trade & Inv. Ltd. v. Lemster  
Date: December 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1759

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Shulman and his companies, Kisano and Trasteco, filed suit in the Western District of Pennsylvania against Lemster and his company, Steel Equipment, claiming violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organi...

Alexander Martin v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: December 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2150
Scott Taylor v. Alphonso Hughes
Date: December 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2223
Qi Wu v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3146
Rachel Eastman v. First Data Corp
Date: December 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-8071
USA v. Bahadir Yahsi
Date: December 11, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2196
Scott Kocher v. Borough Larksville
Date: December 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1573
Walter Brown v. Monica Recktenwald
Date: December 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2028
Markos Pappas v. Warden Allenwood USP
Date: December 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3608
Naquan Barnes v. Superintendent Forest SCI
Date: December 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3648
United States v. Gillette  
Date: December 6, 2013
Docket Number: 09-2853

Justia Opinion Summary: U.S. Marshals discovered that Gillette had not registered as a sex offender and was living in St. Croix with a teenage boy. They arrested him for violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 42 U.S.C....

USA v. Ricardo Brown
Date: December 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4485
In Re: Nortel Networks, Inc.  
Date: December 6, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2739

Justia Opinion Summary: The multinational telecommunications firm Nortel declared bankruptcy in 2009 and various debtors comprising the Nortel brand auctioned their business lines and intellectual property, raising $7.5 billion. The debtors sub...

Heather Hinterberger v. Iroquios School District
Date: December 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3875
Wallace Deen-Mitchell v. Bryan Bledsoe
Date: December 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3925
Ahmet Kuruca v. Attorney General USA
Date: December 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2241
Jeffrey Holland v. Warden Canaan USP
Date: December 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3730
USA v. James Harris, III
Date: December 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1741
Asia Brown v. Hamilton Township Police Dept
Date: December 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3193
Timothy Hatten v. Warden Lewisburg
Date: December 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3458
David Kates v. USP Lewisburg Warden
Date: December 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3580
In Re: David Moleski v.
Date: December 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-4031
Eastman v. First Data Corp.  
Date: December 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-8071

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs are among 24,000 New Jersey merchants who entered into contracts for credit or debit point of sales terminals with Defendants and filed a class action, alleging that Defendants charged small business owners un...

USA v. Donta Bell
Date: December 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4370
Carol Tokash v. Foxco Insurance Management Ser
Date: December 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1172
David Carnivale v. Staub Design
Date: December 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1354
Robert Dee, Jr. v. Borough of Dunmore
Date: December 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1596
Stephen Burda v. Pennsylvania Department of Cor
Date: December 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1608
Louis Faison, Sr. v. USA
Date: December 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3341
Augustus Evans, Jr. v. Seaford Police Department
Date: December 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3445
USA v. Maurice Outen
Date: December 2, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2059
Lavona Hill v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Pla
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 10-4577
SGS US Testing Co v. Takata Corporation
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3284
USA v. Jo Benoit
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3745
USA v. Amin Roland
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4442
USA v. Peter Halas
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1194
James Martsolf v. Lisa Christie
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2286
Winston Banks v. First Judicial District of Phi
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2985
Harlan Johnson, Sr. v. Delaware County Juvenile Det
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3060
USA v. Michael Piskanin, Jr.
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3440
Kevin Patrick Flood v.
Date: November 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-4245
USA v. Daniel Sporrer
Date: November 25, 2013
Docket Number: 11-2486
USA v. Charles Thompson
Date: November 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2253
Leandra Allen v. Nutrisystem Inc
Date: November 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2505
Guang Chen v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 22, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2343
Justin Credico v. James Milligan
Date: November 22, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3629
USA v. Kevin Bonner
Date: November 21, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4202
44A Trump International, Inc. v. Jesse Russell
Date: November 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4143
Jevon Everett v. Nort
Date: November 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1864
James Williams v. USA
Date: November 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3279
Andre Myers v. Warden Loretto FCI
Date: November 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3422
USA v. Jeffrey Riggins
Date: November 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3601
USA v. Shawn Coleman
Date: November 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1262
Antonius Lugita v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2210
In Re: W.R. Grace & Co v.
Date: November 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2923
Cesar Certuche-Duran v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4117
Jesse Velasquez v. George Hayman
Date: November 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4526
Wells Fargo Bank NA v. Ashley Business Park LLC
Date: November 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1407
USA v. Nikos Santa
Date: November 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1563
Younes Kabbaj v. Mark Simpson
Date: November 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3653
USA v. Kashon Adade
Date: November 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3174
USA v. Benjamin Pena
Date: November 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3998
Brian Kelly v. Borough of Carlisle
Date: November 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4020
Brian Kelly v. Borough of Carlisle
Date: November 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4021
USA v. Ruth Patras
Date: November 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1447
Derrick Johnson v. DOJ
Date: November 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2447
Georr Birla v. New Jersey Board of Nursing
Date: November 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2567
La Mar Gunn v. First American Financial Corp
Date: November 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2884
In re: Nathaniel Pitts v.
Date: November 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3479
In Re: Michelle L. Weyandt v.
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4565
USA v. John Stroud
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3207
Eloise LaBarre v. Bristol Myers Squibb
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1405
USA v. Dirk Barfield, Jr.
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1438
USA v. Jeffrey Olson
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1654
George Linder, Sr. v. SWEPI
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1674
Francis Fernandes v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2483
Shawn Coudriet v. Anthony Vardaro
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2485
Shawn Coudriet v. Anthony Vardaro
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2486
USA v. Jorge Rentas
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3885
Sylvester Andrews v.
Date: November 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-4185
Rahman v. Kid Brands, Inc.  
Date: November 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4257

Justia Opinion Summary: Rahman filed a securities class action against KB, an importer of infant furniture and products, and individuals, alleging violation of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act and SEC Rule 10b-5 and (2) and Section...

USA v. Albert Anin
Date: November 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1016
USA v. Flavio Dilone
Date: November 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1082
In re: KB Toys Inc.  
Date: November 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1197

Justia Opinion Summary: In Chapter 11 liquidation of KB Toys Inc. and affiliated entities, the Residual Trustee of the KBTI Trust sought to disallow certain trade claims that ASM (a company in the business of purchasing bankruptcy claims) obtai...

Richard Balsavage v. John Wetzel
Date: November 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2161
Marco Chacon Tello v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2358
Jian Lin v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2439
Michael Pendleton v.
Date: November 14, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3617
A. G. v. Lower Merion School District
Date: November 14, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4029
USA v. John Grzyminski
Date: November 14, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1199
USA v. Davione Warren
Date: November 14, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1224
Li Zhang v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 14, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1435
Charles Sims v. Viacom Inc
Date: November 14, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1567
USA v. Tristan Green
Date: November 14, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2056
Bi Lin v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 14, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2135
Michael Hinton v. Timothy Mark
Date: November 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2176
Janis Stacy v. LSI Corporation
Date: November 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3756
USA v. Basil Soloman
Date: November 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4016
Leonardo Hardwick v. R. Packer
Date: November 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3545
Mariana Macari v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2200
USA v. Frank Martines
Date: November 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3474
Alton Brown v.
Date: November 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3558
SemCrude LP v.
Date: November 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2736
USA v. Aaron Agnew
Date: November 8, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1872
Apolonio Aguilar-Hernandez v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 8, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2264
Zouheir Fakhouri v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 8, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3952
VFC Partners 25 LLC v. Scranton Center Holdings LP
Date: November 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2848
Javier De La Cruz Vargas v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3847
Wayne Prater v. City of Philadelphia
Date: November 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3979
L.Y. v. Bayonne Board of Education
Date: November 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1122
USA v. Dwayne Tucker
Date: November 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1180
6060 Corp v. Medmarc Casualty Insurance Gro
Date: November 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1808
In Re: New Century TRS Holding v.
Date: November 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2220
USA v. Thomas Jones
Date: November 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3524
Kashmir Crown Baking, LLC v. Kashmir Foods, Inc
Date: November 6, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1357
Alex Smith v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3668
Francisco Paucar v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3735
CG v. PA Dep't of Educ.  
Date: November 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3747

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), states that provide special education funds are eligible for federal funds to implement state-wide special education programs that guarantee a free appropriat...

Cornelius Badger, Jr. v. Stryden Inc
Date: November 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1015
Jose Kranwinkel v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1850
Karl Manuel v. Atkins
Date: November 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3089
Eugene Manning v. Zachary Mills
Date: November 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3307
Antonio Hennis v. Dorina Varner
Date: November 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3511
Larissa Shelton v. Restaurant.Com Inc
Date: November 4, 2013
Docket Number: 10-2980
Tyrone Wallace v. Miller
Date: November 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2194
USA v. Dionicio Gomez
Date: November 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2509
Anthony Pritchett v. Shawn Warrender
Date: November 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3906
United States v. Blair  
Date: November 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4427

Justia Opinion Summary: Blair participated in the sale of guns. After his arrest, he pled guilty as a felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). A presentence report recommended that Blair be sentenced under the Armed Career Crimina...

Ralph VanDeventer, Jr. v. Johnson & Johnson Pension Comm
Date: November 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1261
Sharon Ben-Haim v. Yaakov Neeman
Date: November 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1522
Arnold Reeves v.
Date: November 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3597
Philip Bonadonna v. Zickefoose
Date: November 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3350
John McCarthy v. Warden
Date: November 1, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3496
Lee Rowland v. Thomas Duran
Date: November 1, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3647
Brown v. Grass
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1659
USA v. Mikel Jones
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2948
USA v. Allen Hurley
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4148
USA v. Joseph Bigica
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4579
USA v. Gerardo Ortiz
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1453
Keith Kull v. Kutztown University of Pennsyl
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1600
Anandarajah v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1721
USA v. Derek Merchant
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2104
Carlos McAdory v. Warden Lewisburg
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3337
Daley v. United States Attorney Delawar
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3456
Ralph Baker v.
Date: October 31, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3618
USA v. Francisco Alfaro
Date: October 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1893
Rajendrasinh Makwana v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3511
Thomas Ostrowski v. Con-Way Freight Inc
Date: October 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3800
USA v. Markcus Goode
Date: October 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4235
USA v. Promise Mebrtatu
Date: October 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4300
Jason Kokinda v.
Date: October 30, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3617
Laurence Stone v. Bear Stearns Co Inc
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2827
Darrell McKoy v. Deshan Carter
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3055
Frank Summers v. USA
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3961
Mary Glover v. FDIC
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4630
Gulizar Suleymanova v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1367
William Rohland v.
Date: October 29, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3649
Demetria Guiuan v. Theresa Villaflor
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1814
Hai Liu v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2174
Jeffrey Perelman v. Raymond Perelman
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2521
Raymond Perelman v. Arlin Adams
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2658
Jose Cardona v. Warden Lewisburg
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3172
Abel Rodriguez v.
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3382
Roer Davila a/k/a Luis Fernand v.
Date: October 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3457
Kevin Hawse v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1604
Miguel Guerrero v. Monica Recktenwald
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1870
Cui Lin v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2616
USA v. Le
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2163
USA v. Brian Walpole
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3253
USA v. John Baird
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3362
Delaware Coal. for Open Gov't v. Strine  
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3859

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, to “preserve Delaware’s pre-eminence in offering cost-effective options for resolving disputes, particularly those involving commercial, corporate, and technology,” Delaware granted the Court of Chancery power t...

John Murphy v. Township of Radnor
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4202
Am. Civil Liberties Union v. Fed. Bureau of Investigation  
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4345

Justia Opinion Summary: Since September 11, 2001, efforts to restructure the FBI as the “domestic equivalent” of the Central Intelligence Agency have included revising internal FBI guidelines. The Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (...

Kirubanesam Anandarajah v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1191
Tsering Dorjee v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1535
USA v. Jonathan Triminio
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1756
Craig Alford v.
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3453
Henry Greer v.
Date: October 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3454
USA v. Lamont Paige
Date: October 22, 2013
Docket Number: 11-1778
United States v. Katzin  
Date: October 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2548

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009-2010, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey had a wave of pharmacy burglaries, many of which affected Rite Aid pharmacies. The FBI joined the investigation. A suspect emerged: an electrician, Harry Katzin, had recen...

USA v. Luis Carrion-Soto
Date: October 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4506
Harvey Short v.
Date: October 22, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3650
USA v. Terrell Hampton
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1425
In Re: Asbestos Prod Liab Lit v.
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2527
USA v. Reginald Brown
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2810
Ravanna Spencer v. Bush
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3965
USA v. Timothy Wilson
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1284
Craig Saunders v. District Attorney Philadelphia
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1951
Gregory Gould, Jr. v. John Wetzel
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2454
Joseph Cunningham v. JP Morgan Chase Bank
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3244
Michael Siluk, Jr. v.
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3582
Michael Siluk, Jr. v.
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3614
Lei Ke v.
Date: October 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3804
USA v. Dionicio Rafael Cruz Valerio
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2990
Beth Kendall v. Postmaster General of the Unit
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1229
Antonello Boldrini v. Martin Wilson
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1812
Kenneth Murchison v. Warden Lewisburg
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3203
Karim Faruq v. Mary McCollum
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3229
USA v. Shannon Glover
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3265
Vaughn Bennett v.
Date: October 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3355
Russell Swiatek v. Bemis Co Inc
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4333
In Re: Asbestos Products Liabi v.
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3822
United States v. Manuel  
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4258

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004 Manuel pled guilty to mail fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1341, and conspiracy to commit mail fraud, 18 U.S.C. 371 and was sentenced to prison followed by a three-year term of supervised release. After his release from prison,...

Roy Sopaheluwakan v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1610
Heng Cai Chen v. Attorney Gen USA
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2199
William Oser v. Charles Samuels
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2669
Huafeng Xu v. Farkhanda Naqvi
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3168
James C. Platts v.
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3308
In Re: James Platts v.
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3311
USA v. Serge Bayard
Date: October 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3404
Dana Tokley v. Michelle Ricci
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1307
Yuriy Faustov v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4451
Giant Eagle Inc v. United Food & Commercial Worke
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4588
USA v. Hermenejildo Fuentes-Mariche
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1527
Zere Kushi v. Debra Romberger
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1566
Gloria Whiting v. Larry Bonazza
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1885
Norman Shelton v. T. Crawley
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2080
Resolution Trust Corp v. Michael Shemonsky
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2981
USA v. Daryl Dennison
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3374
USA v. Kelin Manigault
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3499
USA v. George Gonzalez
Date: October 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3523
United States v. Ward  
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1511

Justia Opinion Summary: A search of Ward’s possessions at Dulles Airport uncovered child pornography. After Ward’s arrest, agents searched his office at the Wharton Business School and found photographs and videos of Ward engaged in sex acts wi...

Pedro Mira Munoz v. Mark Lospinuso
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3578
Richard Rhoads v. State of Maryland Judiciary
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2322
Bob Mikell v. Monica Recktenwald
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2640
USA v. Jamell Birt
Date: October 15, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3301
Ronald DeLuca v. Citimortgage
Date: October 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3419
Jose Cheley v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3428
Larry Johnson v. Michael Cash
Date: October 11, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1598
Promotion In Motion v. Beech Nut Nutrition Corp
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4255
Anthony McGill v. William Evanina
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1061
Susan Rocke v. Pebble Beach Company
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1149
Dan Wu v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2401
USA v. Kareem Russell
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1637
David Lusick v. City of Philadelphia
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3115
USA v. Dennis Burnett
Date: October 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3418
Wayne Prater v. City of Philadelphia
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4259
USA v. Ahmed Walker
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4513
Emmit Giles v. City of Philadelphia
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4626
Michael McKenna v. Stevan Portman
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1620
Sean Woodson v. James Runyon
Date: October 8, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3252
USA v. Richard Spisak
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2981
Simon v. FIA Card Servs., NA  
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3293

Justia Opinion Summary: The Simons filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, identifying a nonpriority credit-card debt to FIA. FIA retained Weinstein, which sent the Simons a letter and notice through their bankruptcy counsel, stating that FI...

Telesweeps of Butler Valley In v. Attorney General Pennsylvania
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4048
Michael Bearam v. George Wigen
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2167
Gloria Stezzi v. Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2276
Sa'eedu Massaquoi v. Jeffrey Thomas
Date: October 7, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3101
Mark Leyse v. Bank of America NA
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3249
Andre Hill v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1912
Hernandez-Suarez v. Atty Gen USA
Date: October 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1964
United States v. Tyler  
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1975

Justia Opinion Summary: Doreen Proctor’s body was found beside a Pennsylvania country road in 1992, shot in the head and chest, badly beaten, and stabbed repeatedly. She had been scheduled to testify that day as a witness against Tyler, the def...

Mark Leyse v. Bank of America NA
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3249
Michael Pellicano v. Blue Cross Assn
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3252
Michael Pendleton v.
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3617
Franklin Baines v.
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3996
USA v. Alexamuel Glenn, Jr.
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4126
USA v. Gary Wood
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4208
USA v. Gary Williams
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4286
USA v. Jonathan Boyd
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1018
In re: Grant  
Date: October 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1455

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010 the Supreme Court held, in Miller v. Alabama, that mandatory life without parole for those under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment...

USA v. Phillip Hill
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3625
Michael Cooper v. John Menges
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1334
Ed Collins v. Daniel Boyd
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1739
Michael Piskanin, Jr. v. Kenneth Cameron
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1924
USA v. Corey Bernard
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2363
David Cruz v. USA
Date: October 2, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3530
James Deitricj v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4039
Robert Ohler v. Marirosa Lamas
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4465
USA v. Kayode Kassim
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1883
Fernandez v. Att'y Gen. of the U.S.  
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2775

Justia Opinion Summary: Taveras, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, entered the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in 1978, at age one year. He has left the country only at age five and at age 13. In 2009, he married a U.S. citizen. He is th...

United States v. Fish  
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3109

Justia Opinion Summary: Investigation of Rabbi Fish began when Dwek, charged with bank fraud, informed law enforcement that several New York and New Jersey rabbis were laundering money through tax-exempt Jewish charities called gemachs. In a st...

Ceda Mills Inc v.
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3488
USA v. Michael Begin
Date: October 1, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1344
USA v. Paul Lopapa
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4612
USA v. Paul Lopapa
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4613
USA v. Tyren Ali
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2870
USA v. Raphael Musto
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4146
Philip Dix v. Total Petrochemicals USA Inc P
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4585
William E. Coe v. US Steel Corp
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4599
USA v. Francis Gartland
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1073
USA v. Alfonzo Forney
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1300
Leo Gibney v. Thomas Fitzgibbon
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2351
Kevin McKeither v. Louis Folino
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2382
Jasmine Shah v. USA
Date: September 30, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2383
Clifton Williams v. Sec PA Dept Corr
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 11-2120
In Re: Metropolitan Life Ins v.
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2377
USA v. James Pender
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3963
Bruce Baldinger v. Antonio Ferri
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4529
Dionicio Arias v. George Wigen
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2609
George Ballard, III v. City of Philadelphia
Date: September 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2663
Papotto v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co.  
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1261

Justia Opinion Summary: Frank Papotto was playing golf with co-workers and drank about four to five beers. Papotto dropped his cell phone and fell out of the golf cart while reaching for it. He suffered a head injury and died five hours later....

USA v. Leo Smith, III
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3642
Kelly Roarty v. Tyco Intl Ltd Group Business T
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4093
Minard Run Oil Company v. US Forest Ser
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4160
USA v. Louis Luyten
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1465
Justin Credico v. Unknown Official for U.S. Dron
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2403
Ross Fiorani v. Hewlett Packard Corp
Date: September 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2444
Ameer Aziz v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4105
USA v. Jermaine Jackson
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4141
Philip Seldon v. Rebenack Aronow Mascolo
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1740
Bao Chen v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 25, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1777
USA v. Al Hasan
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 11-2689
USA v. Maurice Plummer
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1211
USA v. Jose Almonte
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1501
USA v. Demetrius Brown
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4619
Leshia Robinson-Jones v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4620
Norman Shelton v. S. Thomas
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2409
Billie Jo Richards v. Centre County Transportation A
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2473
Jan Marasek v.
Date: September 24, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3328
United States Fire Ins Co v. Kelman Bottles
Date: September 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2270
Lambert v. Beard
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 07-9005
USA v. Joseph Konrad
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1393
Shiqi Xue v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2086
Qiao Liu v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 20, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2198
Anthony Williams v. LT. Forte
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 11-3971
United States v. Benoit  
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2942

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Coast Guard had received information from the U.S. DEA, which learned from British Virgin Island law enforcement, which learned from Grenadian law enforcement, that the U.S.-registered vessel“Laurel” might be sm...

Christ the King Manor, Inc. v. Sec'y, U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs.  
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3401

Justia Opinion Summary: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved a 2008 amendment to Pennsylvania’s state plan for administering its Medicaid program. Private nursing facilities that provide services to Medicaid recipients chal...

United States v. Elonis  
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3798

Justia Opinion Summary: Elonis’s wife left their home with their children. Elonis began experiencing trouble at work at an amusement park, reportedly leaving early and crying at his desk. An employee Elonis supervised, Morrissey, claimed sexual...

United States v. Joseph  
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3808

Justia Opinion Summary: Club security flagged down officers and explained that Joseph had tried to “pass” counterfeit $100 bills. The officer did not inspect the bills but asked Joseph for identification and whether he tendered them at the bar....

Patrick McPherron v. Thomas Hogan
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2184
Arnold Schrager v. Jennifer Aldana
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2208
Maximino Bueno v. USA
Date: September 19, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3131
USA v. Jose Flores-Mejia
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3149
Xian Li v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1722
Earl Pondexter v.
Date: September 18, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3451
Pension Trust Fund for Operating Eng'rs v. Mortg. Asset Securitization Transactions, Inc.  
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3454

Justia Opinion Summary: Mortgage-backed securities, known as the MASTR Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-3, were offered to the public in 2007. UBS, the sponsor of the Certificates, purchased the underlying loans from originators, includin...

Ronald Chambers v. Philadelphia Board of Educatio
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3574
Yinzhu Quan v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1452
Nat'l Collegiate Athletic Ass'n v. Governor of NJ  
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1713

Justia Opinion Summary: Seeking to address illegal sports wagering and to improve its economy, New Jersey sought to license gambling on rofessional and amateur sporting events. Sports leagues sought to block those efforts, claiming, with the Un...

USA v. Gary Moore
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2787
In re: Kevin Flood v.
Date: September 17, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3521
Derrick Mack v. Michael Klopotoski
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 11-3019
Maryann Cottrell v. Zagami, LLC
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1564
In re: Miller  
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Millers retained Ettinger in 2008 to represent them in a landlord/tenant dispute. Over 23 months, Ettinger billed $43,000. The dispute settled for $9,500. The Millers paid Ettinger $20,000, but even before the landlo...

Karen Jenkin v. Union Labor Life Ins
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4310
Pankaj Agrawal v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1107
Yu Lin v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1255
Chandler Smith v. Secretary of Department of Env
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1569
Nina Shahin v. State of Delaware
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1955
Sandro Rodriguez v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2037
USA v. Alfred Dover
Date: September 16, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2608
USA v. Marquetta Mitchelll
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3558
Ass'n of NJ Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc. v.Port Auth. of NY & NJ  
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3621

Justia Opinion Summary: The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs alleged that the Port Authority enforced state gun laws against its non-resident members at Newark Airport. The district court held that 18 U.S.C. 926A does not create...

United States v. Carter  
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3754

Justia Opinion Summary: Carter pled guilty to conspiracy to use and produce counterfeit credit cards and armed robbery, resulting in a U.S.S.G. range of 121 to 130 months’ imprisonment. The district court sentenced Carter to 45 months’ imprison...

Robert Freeman v. Director NJ Div Alcoholic Bev
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3829
USA v. Antwan Shaird
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3880
USA v. Donald Hellinger
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4222
Kenneth Taggart v. Norwest Mtg Inc
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4311
Angela Zimmerlink v. Vincent Zapotosky
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4426
Anthony Adamo v. Michael Dillon
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1137
USA v. John Everett
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1285
Zachary Johnson v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1880
USA v. Kenneth Mitan
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2522
Richard Owens v. Frank Pravenzaro
Date: September 13, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2613
USA v. Anthony Watson
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 10-3592
Rafael Corporan v. Atty Gen USA
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 11-1702
USA v. Levon Gause
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2326
American Board of Interna Medi v. Sarah Muller
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3135
John Mehalis v. Frito Lay Inc
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3162
Christian Escanio v. UPS Inc
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3295
USA v. Jeffrey Coplin
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3423
Rakesh Shah v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3547
American Board of Interna Medi v. Sarah Muller
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3781
Cheryl Slingland v. Postmaster General
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4102
Heidi Clayton v. City of Atlantic City
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4273
USA v. Michael Giamo
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4327
USA v. Terrell Carter
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1245
Kumar Perera v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1611
Jessica Martinez-Beltrand v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1990
Arun Shukla v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 12, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2195
USA v. Joseph Konrad
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1393
USA v. Pilch
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2317
Paul Scagnelli v. Ronald Schiavone
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3662
Richard Pierce v.
Date: September 11, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3498
Elizabel Mendoza v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: September 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3565
Pain & Surgery Ambulatory Ctr v. Connecticut Gen Life Ins Co
Date: September 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3830
USA v. Daniel Maloney
Date: September 10, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4411
Lawrence Brown v. SEPTA
Date: September 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2467
John T. Pickering-George v.
Date: September 10, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3348
In Re: Maurice Thomas v.
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2295
Fausat Ogunbayo v. Hertz Corp
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2297
Donald Jackman, Jr. v.
Date: September 9, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2970
Johnny Martinez v. Atty Gen VI
Date: September 6, 2013
Docket Number: 11-2938
In Re: Asbestos Prod Liab Lit v.
Date: September 6, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2527
USA v. Christopher Alfred
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4343
United States v. Konrad  
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1393

Justia Opinion Summary: The Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. 3006A(a), requires courts to furnish legal counsel to criminal defendants “financially unable to obtain adequate representation.” Konrad was appointed a federal defender based on infor...

Agostini v. Piper Aircraft Corp.  
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2098

Justia Opinion Summary: A 2010 airplane crash in West Palm Beach resulted in the death of the pilot and three passengers. The estates filed suit in state court; the defendants removed the case to federal court. The district court granted plaint...

S. H. v. Lower Merion Sch. Dist.  
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3264

Justia Opinion Summary: In first grade (2000-2001 school year), S.H., who is African-American, was placed in Title I classes with her mother’s consent. S.H. received Title I services through fifth grade, but continued to struggle. In fifth grad...

Jang v. Boston Scientific SciMed Inc.  
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3434

Justia Opinion Summary: Jang, a doctor and inventor, sued BSC, the company to which Jang assigned his coronary stent patents, for breach of the patent assignment agreement, which required BSC to share profits from the patents with Jang, includi...

Aissatou Cisse v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1689
Jing Liu v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1946
Marc Antwain Muhammad, Sr. v. Vincent Cappellini
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2106
Manuel Lampon-Paz v. Dept. of Homeland Security
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3077
Sylvester Andrews v.
Date: September 5, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3272
USA v. Frederick Ugwu
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 11-1890
USA v. Amer Mir
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 11-2584
Camesi v. Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Ctr.  
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1446

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs sued their employer on behalf of themselves and “similarly situated” individuals, alleging that the employer violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 201, by failing to ensure that they were paid for t...

In re: W.R. Grace & Co.  
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1521

Justia Opinion Summary: Grace has manufactured and sold specialty chemicals and construction materials for more than 100 years. The company began facing asbestos-related lawsuits in the 1970s, based on several products and activities, including...

Lightner v. 1621 Route 22 West Operating Co., LLC  
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2122

Justia Opinion Summary: The NLRB Regional Director brought charges of unfair labor practices against Somerset Valley. While administrative proceedings were pending, the NLRB brought a petition under the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C....

In Re: W.R. Grace & Co.  
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2923

Justia Opinion Summary: For more than 30 years, Grace has defended itself against asbestos-related lawsuits filed by building owners seeking redress for costs involved in removing Grace products. AMH owns a hospital complex that used Grace prod...

Robert Patel v. Meridian Health Systems Inc
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3020
Nina Shahin v. Secretary of State of Delaware
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4562
USA v. Rodney Greene
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2108
Daniel Spuck v. Clearfield County Pennsylvania
Date: September 4, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2490
Klein v. Weidner  
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 10-3218

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, Klein and Weidner divorced in California. Weidner was ordered to pay spousal and child support. He made some child support payments but had paid no spousal support, when Klein filed suit, resulting in a 2008, ju...

Castillo v. Att'y Gen. of the U.S.  
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2073

Justia Opinion Summary: Castillo, a citizen of Peru, entered the U.S. without inspection in 1985, became a temporary resident in 1988, and adjusted his status to lawful permanent residency in 1990. In 1994, he pleaded guilty to shoplifting in N...

SemCrude LP v.
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2736
United States v. Figueroa  
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3575

Justia Opinion Summary: Figueroa joined the Camden police force in 2003. In 2008, he was transferred to a new Special Operations Unit created to target guns, drugs and violence with his regular partner, Bayard. In 2011, Figueroa and Bayard were...

Johny Dimanche v. Yvette Taylor
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3928
USA v. Lorenzo Gil-Delacruz
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4398
Jose Navarrete v. USA
Date: September 3, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1897
USA v. Dominigo Mercado
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2894
Pioneer Aggregates Inc v. Pennsylvania Department of En
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4018
Keitel v. Mazurkiewicz  
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4027

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998 Keitel was convicted of first degree murder, third degree murder, aggravated assault, and five counts of recklessly endangering another person. His aggregate sentence was life imprisonment plus 35-70 years of imp...

USA v. Roger Williams
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2976
Samuel Opara v.
Date: August 30, 2013
Docket Number: 13-3323
USA v. Terrell Davis
Date: August 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1486
Nathan Riley v. Secretary PA Dept Corrections
Date: August 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2704
Towne, Inc v.
Date: August 29, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3069
Jan Marasek v.
Date: August 29, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1279
Dustin Patrick v. Michael Moorman
Date: August 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2128
In re: SemCrude LP  
Date: August 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2736

Justia Opinion Summary: The companies supplied oil and gas to SemCrude on credit. After SemCrude petitioned for bankruptcy, the companies filed a complaint contending that they retained property and statutory lien rights in those commodities an...

In Re: RCS Capital Dev.  
Date: August 27, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2808

Justia Opinion Summary: ABC is an Australian company that provided child care and educational services in several countries through 38 subsidiaries. RCS contracted with an ABC subsidiary to develop U.S. child care facilities and ABC guaranteed...

Troy Freemantle v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1259
Boyd v. Russo
Date: August 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1521
Franklyn Foster v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1982
James Walters v. Police Department of Muhlenbur
Date: August 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2166
Cleveland Howard v. Archie Longley
Date: August 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2304
Ikim Blackett v.
Date: August 27, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2544
Small v. Whittick  
Date: August 26, 2013
Docket Number: 11-2378

Justia Opinion Summary: Small, a New Jersey state prisoner, is paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair. He filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, asserting 14 incidents involving use of excessive force, denial of medical treatment, and confiscation o...

Zizic v. Q2Adm'rs LLC  
Date: August 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2215

Justia Opinion Summary: Zizic is the former CEO of BioniCare, which sold the BIO-1000, a medical device designed to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. BioniCare attempted to bill Medicare for the BIO-1000, but many claims were denied as not med...

United States v. Stock  
Date: August 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2914

Justia Opinion Summary: Stock was indicted for transmitting a threat in interstate commerce 18 U.S.C. 875(c) after he posted a notice on Craig‟s List: i went home loaded in my truck and spend the past 3 hours looking for this douche with the ex...

James Cole, Jr. v. Seth Ferranti
Date: August 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2961
Bayshore Ford Truck Sales, Inc v. Ford Motor Company
Date: August 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3566
Gilberto Edwards v. Tony Bryson
Date: August 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3670
Bayshore Ford Truck Sales, Inc v. Ford Motor Company
Date: August 26, 2013
Docket Number: 12-4342
Rodney Boomer v. Harry Lewis
Date: August 26, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1246
Aaron Williams v. Bryant Fields
Date: August 23, 2013
Docket Number: 11-3646
Henry v. City of Erie  
Date: August 23, 2013
Docket Number: 11-3738

Justia Opinion Summary: A 2010 fire at an apartment in Erie, Pennsylvania took the lives of a tenant and her guest. The third-floor bedroom purportedly lacked a smoke detector and an alternate means of egress, both of which are required under t...

Frank Hughley v. Government Virgin Islands
Date: August 23, 2013
Docket Number: 11-3845
Rojas v. Att'y Gen. of the United States  
Date: August 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1227

Justia Opinion Summary: Rojas, a 22-year old citizen of the Dominican Republic, entered the U.S. in 2003 as a lawful permanent resident. In 2009, Rojas pled guilty to possessing drug paraphernalia and was assessed a fine and court costs by the...

Emmanuel Ehikhuemhen v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 23, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3443
Joseph Aruanno v. John/Jane Does 1-10
Date: August 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1451
Luis Ribas v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 23, 2013
Docket Number: 13-1667
Jackson Hewitt Inc v. Barnes Entr Inc
Date: August 22, 2013
Docket Number: 11-1378
Elizabeth Redding v. The Estate of Robert Sugarman
Date: August 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2575
Gager v. Dell Fin. Servs. LLC  
Date: August 22, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2823

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Gager applied for a line of credit to purchase computer equipment. The application required that she provide her home phone number. Gager listed her cellular phone number without stating that the number was for...

Victoria Bailey v. Secretary Veterans Administrat
Date: August 22, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2194
Frank Jones v. Brian Coleman
Date: August 22, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2381
Lisa Ostuni v. WaWa Mart
Date: August 22, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2784
USA v. Jose Gonzalez-Rivera
Date: August 22, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2790
United States v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P.  
Date: August 21, 2013
Docket Number: 11-4406

Justia Opinion Summary: In the 1960s Penelec and NYSEG built the Homer City coal-burning power plant in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. The Clean Air Act of 1970 subsequently charged the EPA with setting national maximum permissible levels of com...

USA v. Gregory Jones
Date: August 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1959
United States v. Stinson  
Date: August 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2012

Justia Opinion Summary: Stinson’s scheme began in 2006 when he founded a fund, Life’s Good, with an alleged purpose to originate mortgage loans. Stinson advertised a “risk free” 16 percent annual return to investors with individual retirement a...

Carrera v. Bayer Corp.  
Date: August 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-2621

Justia Opinion Summary: Carrera sued Bayer, claiming that Bayer falsely advertised its product One-A-Day WeightSmart as a multivitamin and dietary supplement that had metabolism-enhancing effects due to its ingredient, epigallocatechin gallate,...

Rachak v. Att'y General of the United States  
Date: August 21, 2013
Docket Number: 12-3864

Justia Opinion Summary: Rachak, a citizen of Morocco, was admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in 2002. In 2006, he was charged with possession of marijuana and was placed on probation with supervision under Pennsylvania’s “Accel...

Patrick Daniel Tillio, Jr. v. Narberth Ambulance
Date: August 21, 2013
Docket Number: 13-2468
Youjian Zou v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 20, 2013
Docket Number: 12-1806