2017 Third Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Cottrell v. Alcon Laboratories  
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2015

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants manufacture and distribute FDA-approved prescription eye drop medications for treating conditions such as glaucoma. Bottles are pre-packaged with a fixed volume of medication; labeling does not indicate how ma...

Hayes v. Harvey  
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2692

Justia Opinion Summary: The Hayes family is a low-income family whose rent is subsidized by enhanced voucher assistance under the Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. 1437f(t) (Section 8). Because an ordinary voucher does not cover a tenant’s rent to...

USA v. Jerel Jackson
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2865
In re: Bressman  
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3244

Justia Opinion Summary: Represented by Folkenflik, Plaintiffs, victims of Bressman’s manipulation of stock prices, brought civil securities fraud and RICO claims against Bressman and others. Bressman filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Plaintiffs...

USA v. Javier Perez
Date: October 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3365
Janice Lee v. TMZ Productions Inc
Date: October 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2736
Zimmerman v. Corbett  
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3384

Justia Opinion Summary: Zimmerman, a former employee of the Pennsylvania legislature, sued current and former high ranking officials of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including a former Attorney General who subsequently became Governor, unde...

Albert Fields, Jr. v. City of Salem Housing Authorit
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1735
Anthony Mina v. United States District Court
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1768
Charles Talbert v. Corizon Inc
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2144
Simeon Bozic v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: October 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2238
Secretary United States Department of Labor v. American Future Systems Inc.  
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2685

Justia Opinion Summary: Progressive publishes and sells business publications, using sales representatives who are paid an hourly wage plus bonuses based on the number of sales per hour while they are logged onto their workstation computers. Pr...

Guy Wilmot v. Marriott Hurghada Management
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3211
Desmond Martin v. Gearhart
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3839
Stanley Caterbone v. National Security Agency
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1904
USA v. Shaun Rosiere
Date: October 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2003
John Orange v. Starion Energy PA Inc
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1949
Trotter v. 7R Holdings LLC  
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1967

Justia Opinion Summary: Rubi, a U.S. citizen, is the Director of 7R Holdings LLC, which has its principal place of business in Puerto Rico. Holdings holds 7R Charters, which owned M/Y Olga, a yacht registered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)...

Saundra Russell v. City of Philadelphia
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3680
Onesimus Gayemen v. Allentown School District
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4367
USA v. Andrea Forsythe
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1019
De Shawn Drumgo v. Mike Little
Date: October 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1645
Jose Sisiliano-Lopez v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3695
H. E. v. Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School  
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1271

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs are parents of children with disabilities who were enrolled at the Charter School, which did not consistently satisfy its Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) obligations to provide the children...

USA v. Victor Lopez
Date: October 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1298
Brandon Roberts v. USA
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2436
Gnana Chinniah v.
Date: October 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2858
McGann v. Cinemark USA Inc  
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2160

Justia Opinion Summary: McGann, who is blind and deaf, requested from Cinemark an American Sign Language (ASL) tactile interpreter so that he could experience a movie in his local Cinemark theater during one of its regular showings. Cinemark de...

New Jersey Chinese Community C v. Township of Warren
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4020
USA v. Lamar Caldwell
Date: October 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4200
USA v. Keith Jackson
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4060
Gloria Trostle v. Center for Medicare and Medica
Date: October 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4062
Nico Electrical Contractor Inc v. City of Camden
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1221
John Legrand v. USA
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4035
Lisa Morgan v. Robert Mumma, II
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1232
Vandyke Johnson v. Rose Duncan
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2164
Matthew Jones v. Recovery Innovations Internati
Date: October 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2318
Gerald West v. Shultz
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1510
In re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation  
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2602

Justia Opinion Summary: The widows of deceased husbands who served in the U.S. Navy alleged that their husbands contracted cancer caused by exposure to asbestos-containing insulation and components that were added onto ship’s engines, pumps, bo...

Gary Vaughn, Jr. v. Cambria County Prison
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1031
Valspar Corp v. E I Du Pont De Nemours & Co  
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1345

Justia Opinion Summary: Titanium dioxide is a commodity-like product with no substitutes, the market is dominated by a few firms, and there are substantial barriers to entry. Valspar, a large-scale titanium dioxide purchaser, alleges that suppl...

In Re: Linda Merritt v.
Date: October 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1865
Michael Wiggins v. Wayne MacManiman
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2148
Alicia Hatfield v. Amanda Berube
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2354
Leslie Camick v. Christopher Smith
Date: September 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2547
USA v. David Nicoll
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2901
Opus East LLC v.
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2202
J & S Properties, LLC v. Phoenician Meditteranean Villa, LLC  
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3366

Justia Opinion Summary: J&S sought Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. The estate's largest asset was an Altoona, Pennsylvania building, in which Phoenician previously operated a restaurant. Trustee Swope rejected Phoenician’s lease to facilitate...

Monte Blair v. City of Pittsburgh
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4169
Jamie Elliott v. Point Breeze Station Mail
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1326
Mohamed Sheikh Ibrahim v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1599
In re: Ed Johnson v.
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2289
In Re: Gennaro Rauso v.
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2589
Dennis Jacobs v.
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2630
In re: Akeem Gumbs v.
Date: September 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2852
L. L. v. Evesham Township Board of Educ
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3596
Christa Villarosa v. Township of North Coventry
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3500
USA v. Andrew Alexander
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4371
David Archer v. York City School District
Date: September 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1223
USA v. Kamal J. James
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1654
Satterfield v. District Attorney Philadelphia  
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2190

Justia Opinion Summary: Despite repeatedly asserting his innocence, Satterfield was convicted of first-degree murder in 1985 and sentenced to life in prison. After years of direct and collateral litigation, the district court, acting on his hab...

Abduljabbar Malik v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2829
Anthony Quinn v. Police Officer Badolato
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3501
USA v. Alejandro Sotelo
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3599
Richard Joh v. Paul Suhey
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4010
Liudmila Muraveva v. Shawn Toffoli
Date: September 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4318
Christopher Columbus LLC v. Bocchino  
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1772

Justia Opinion Summary: Christopher Columbus owns and operates the passenger vessel “Ben Franklin Yacht,” which provides cruise services on the Delaware River from Philadelphia. Bocchino was a patron on a Ben Franklin cruise on May 3, 2013, whe...

American Civil Rights Union v. Philadelphia City Commissioner  
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3811

Justia Opinion Summary: The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) challenged the Philadelphia City Commissioners’ failure to purge the city’s voter rolls of registered voters who are currently incarcerated due to a felony conviction. Because state...

Alimbaev v. Attorney General United States  
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4313

Justia Opinion Summary: In the 1990s, as a young teenager, Alimbaev, a citizen of Uzbekistan, attended a few services led by Nazarov, an imam who was accused by the Uzbek government of preaching violence and plotting a government takeover. In 2...

Joshim Uddin v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1056
Joshim Uddin v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1056
Peter Mocco v. Aegis Frumento
Date: September 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1153
Kenneth Mann v. Palmerton Area School District
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2821
Kenneth Mann v. Palmerton Area School District
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2821
Peter Polanco v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: September 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1649
Simon Pirela v. Comm of PA Dept of Corr
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1938
Lucio Arriaga Hernandez v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2374
Mann v. Palmerton Area School District  
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2821

Justia Opinion Summary: Mann, a Palmerton Area School District football player, experienced a hard hit during a practice session. While some players thought that Sheldon may have been exhibiting concussion-like symptoms, he was sent back into t...

Darcy Smith v. Cynthia Lindemann
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3357
Thermuthis Lee v. Leonard Petrolichio
Date: September 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1059
Souryavong v. County of Lackawanna  
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3895

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs were among a class of individuals working in two separate part-time capacities for Lackawanna County. The County apparently tracked and paid these employees for each of their individual jobs, but in 2011 becam...

USA v. Dawaan Smith
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1726
Michael Souryavong v. County of Lackawanna
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2214
USA v. Wilson Herrera
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3854
USA v. Eric Wormsley
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1157
Manuel Abdale Pizarro v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1268
USA v. Toochukwu Okorie
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2165
Jeffrey Johnson v.
Date: September 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2337
Darlene Anoruo v. Tenet HealthSystem Hahnemann
Date: September 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1945
USA v. Andrew Lucas
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2153
USA v. Jesse Brewer
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1462
Estate of Ware v. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania  
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3801

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey Ware, Ph.D., was a University of Pennsylvania neuroscientist, studying the effects of radiation on biological organisms with the goal of better understanding how radiation affects astronauts while in orbit. Ware...

Andre Juste v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: September 18, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1874
Dowling v. Pension Plan for Salaried Employees of Union Pacific Co.  
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1977

Justia Opinion Summary: Union Pacific employee Dowling became totally disabled by multiple sclerosis in 1997. His disability benefits ended in 2012 when he reached age 65 and began to draw a pension. Instead of calculating Dowling’s pension ba...

Church Mutual Insurance Co v. Alliance Adjustment Group
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3302
Billy Calderon-Argumedo v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3757
United States v. Poulson  
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1224

Justia Opinion Summary: From 2006 through 2011, Poulson tricked homeowners facing foreclosure into selling him their homes and engaged in a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors in those distressed properties. Poulson plead...

Frederick Weinberg v. Scott E Kaplan LLC
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4145
Muriel Collins v. Kimberly-Clark Pennsylvania LL
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1942
Kenneth Lewis v.
Date: September 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2581
Olukayode Ojo v. Ann Luong
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2287
Dom Wadhwa v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1686
Cedric Galette v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: September 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1903
SBRMCOA, LLC v.
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3546
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line v. Permanent Easement for 2.9 Acr
Date: September 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1829
Louise Williams v. Borough of Highland Park
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3179
Zuber v. Boscov's, Inc.  
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3217

Justia Opinion Summary: Zuber, employed by Boscov’s at Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market in Reading, Pennsylvania, suffered an injury at work, immediately filed a workers’ compensation claim, and received work leave. About two weeks after Zuber retu...

Brenda Kelly v. University of Pennsylvania Hea
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3303
German Chajchic v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4310
USA v. Adolphus Nwokedi
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4322
Matthew Fullen v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: September 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4409
USA v. Dorian Swan
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 10-4188
Wilkerson v. Superintendent Fayette SCI  
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1598

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997, Wilkerson and Hill had a verbal confrontation. Wilkerson struck Hill in the head with a gun, then shot Hill in the chest. Wilkerson was charged with multiple crimes. In jury instructions, the judge stated that...

Vincent Wilkerson v. Superintendent Fayette SCI
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2673
USA v. Norian Corp
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2240
USA v. Pasquale Stiso
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3107
USA v. Michael Katzin
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3264
Michael Barth v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3593
Lori Roth v. City of Hermitage
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4131
Edward McCusker v.
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2375
USA v. Kenneth Michael
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2441
Corey Lane v.
Date: September 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2649
In re: Hoffner  
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2883

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Hoffner was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine, and unlawful use of a communication facility. The district court applied the career offender guideline, U.S.S.G...

Steven Johnson v. Warden Big Sandy USP
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1046
William Harris v. Brian Hyde
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1510
Maurice Nichols v.
Date: September 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1939
USA v. Pamela Mills
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3028
DDRA Capital Inc v. KPMG LLP
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3139
Mateo v. Attorney General United States  
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1160

Justia Opinion Summary: Mateo, a 21-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic, was admitted to the U.S. in 2010 as a lawful permanent resident. In 2013, he pleaded guilty to the felony charge of criminal conspiracy for an underlying offense Ro...

United States v. Hodge  
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2621

Justia Opinion Summary: Powell was carrying $33,550 in cash deposits from a K-Mart to an armored vehicle and met his supervisor, Bougouneau. In the parking lot, a man, whose face was partially covered, shot Powell three times and Bourgouneau on...

USA v. George Lawrence, V
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3393
Moody v. Atlantic City Board of Education  
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4373

Justia Opinion Summary: Moody, a substitute custodian, sued the Atlantic City Board of Education for sexual harassment and retaliation under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. 2000e-2(a)(1), 3(a), and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. The district c...

Uddin v. Attorney General United States  
Date: September 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1056

Justia Opinion Summary: The Board of Immigration Appeals found that Uddin, a citizen of Bangladesh, was ineligible for withholding of removal because he was a member of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP). The Board found that the BNP qualified...

White v. Sunoco Inc  
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2808

Justia Opinion Summary: The “Sunoco Rewards Program,” which Sunoco advertised, offered customers who buy gas at Sunoco locations using a Citibank-issued credit card a five-cent per gallon discount either at the pump or on their monthly billing...

Darrell Prince v. United States Government
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1482
Matthew Tucker v.
Date: September 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2543
Shawnfatee Bridges v. Secretary Pennsylvania
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 13-9000
Shawnfatee Bridges v. Secretary Pennsylvania
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 13-9001
James Kerrigan v. Otsuka America Pharmaceutical
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3218
Suthakaran Pakkiyarasa v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1517
Jelani Solomon v.
Date: September 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2558
Employer Trustees of Western Pennsylvania Teamsters v. Union Trustees of Western Pennsylvania Teamsters  
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1699

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fund, a multi-employer benefit plan established under Labor Management Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. 186(c)(5). The Act broadly prohibits employers from providing payments of money or other items of value to employee repr...

Union Trustees of Western Penn v. Employees of Western Pennsylva
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3359
Gregory Brown v.
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1148
James Lomax v. Frank Tennis
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1282
Jimi Rose v. Bashkim Husenaj
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1621
Karin Wolf v.
Date: August 31, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2446
Borrell v. Bloomsburg University  
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2823

Justia Opinion Summary: Geisinger Medical Center, a private hospital that operates clinical training, partnered with Bloomsburg University, which teaches in the classroom, to establish the Nurse Anesthetist Program. Geisinger provides certifica...

Ryan Fain v. USA Technologies Inc
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2436
Nava Laniado v. Certified Credit & Collection
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3430
United States v. Penn  
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3779

Justia Opinion Summary: At voir dire for Penn’s retrial on felon-in-possession charges, Prospective Juror #207 indicated that jury service would be a hardship because he attended school on a full-time basis, the trial, which would last two-thre...

Ryan Fain v. USA Technologies Inc
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3796
Williams v. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission  
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4383

Justia Opinion Summary: Williams, an African-American woman, claimed that she was subjected to constant harassment by her supervisors at the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, faced a hostile work environment, and was ultimately construct...

Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Secretary, Pennsylvania Department Environmental Protection  
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1533

Justia Opinion Summary: Tennessee Gas applied to several federal and state agencies seeking approval to build the Orion interstate pipeline project, comprising 12.9 miles of pipeline looping that would transport 135,000 dekatherms of natural ga...

Albert Burgess, Jr. v. eBay
Date: August 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2217
NLRB v. New Vista Nursing and Rehabili
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 11-3440
New Vista Nursing and Rehabili v. NLRB
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 12-1027
New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 12-1936

Justia Opinion Summary: New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation contends that the licensed practical nurses (LPNs) employed at its nursing home could not unionize because they were “supervisors,” having the “authority” to “discipline other employe...

Parker v. Montgomery County Correctional Facility  
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3449

Justia Opinion Summary: Parker, an indigent prisoner and prolific pro se litigant, initiated about 40 civil matters over a short period of time. In 2014, Parker filed suit, claiming that officials subjected him to false arrest, malicious prosec...

Jason Parker v. David O''Connor
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3451
USA v. Advantage Medical Transport In
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3853
Norfolk Southern Railway Co v. Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railroad  
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1195

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1962, PWV leased to Norfolk Southern certain railroad properties, consisting of a 112-mile tract of main line railroad and approximately 20 miles of branch rail lines in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia....

Samuel Beto v. Kimberley Barkley
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1397
Bamaca-Cifuentes v. Attorney General United States  
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3104

Justia Opinion Summary: Misternovo and his sons (Petitioners) are citizens of Guatemala who first entered the U.S. in 1990, 1998, and 2004, respectively. In 1999, Misternovo filed an application for suspension of deportation or special rule can...

Nava Laniado v. Certified Credit & Collection
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3430
Jean Sterner v. Siemens Medical Solutions USA
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3598
Edwin Jacquet v. Warden Fort Dix FCI
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3788
Davenport v. Borough of Homestead  
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3892

Justia Opinion Summary: On a Sunday morning in January 2013, Davenport was riding in the front passenger seat of a vehicle driven by her son, Burris. After running a red light and refusing to pull over, Burris led police officers on a nearly f...

TL of Florida Inc v. Terex Corp
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4153
USA v. Arobert Tonagbanua
Date: August 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1815
Mathias v. Superintendent Frackville SCI  
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4694

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Mathias was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder based on a shooting that killed one person and severely injured another. The judge properly instructed the jurors they mu...

In Re: Paulsboro Derailment Ca v.
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4039
In re: Paulsboro Derailment Ca v.
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1654
United States v. Washington  
Date: August 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2795

Justia Opinion Summary: Acting on apparent insider information from a drug courier, Washington and his co-conspirators planned to rob a Philadelphia property where they thought 10 kilograms of cocaine were stored. The “stash house” was a trap;...

Alan Schmidt v. John Skolas
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3751
USA v. Thomas Ray
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2734
Roger Vanderklok v. USA
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3422
Mark IV Transportation & Logis v. Lightning Logistics Inc
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3572
USA v. Michelle Cantatore
Date: August 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3658
Rene Flores v. Carl Danberg
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2026
Ashraf Mohamed v. Attorney General United State
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1435
7 Eleven Inc v. Karamjeet Sodhi
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3163
7 Eleven Inc v. Karamjeet Sodhi
Date: August 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1262
USA v. Ylli Gjeli
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1892
USA v. Joseph Dougherty
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2796
McMunn v. Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc.  
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Numbers: 15-3506, 15-3507, 15-3508, 15-3509, 15-3510, 15-3511, 15-3512, 15-3513, 15-3514, 15-3515, 16-1965, 16-1694, 15-4078, 15-4075, 15-4076, 15-4077, 15-3564, 15-3660, 15-3659, 15-3658, 15-3657, 15-3656, 15-3655, 15-3654, 15-3653, 15-3652, 15-3651, 15-3650,, 15-3649, 15-3648, 15-3647, 15-3646, 15-3639, 15-3645, 15-3644, 15-3643, 15-3640, 15-3641, 15-3642

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs assert that they developed cancer after being exposed to excessive radiation emissions from the Nuclear Material and Equipment Company’s Apollo, Pennsylvania facility. The district court held that their common...

USA v. John Knight
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1648
USA v. Victor Romero Machado
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3088
Mendoza-Ordonez v. Attorney General United States  
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3333

Justia Opinion Summary: Mendoza was born in Honduras in 1989. Mendoza’s father (Martinez) was politically active in the Liberal Party. He routinely spoke out against the National Party. In 2000, a National Party activist assassinated Martinez a...

Williams v. Globus Medical, Inc.  
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3607

Justia Opinion Summary: Globus, a publicly-traded medical device company, terminated its relationship with one of its distributors, Vortex, in keeping with a policy of moving toward in-house sales. Several months later, in August 2014, Globus e...

Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. United States Army Corps of Engineers  
Date: August 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1506

Justia Opinion Summary: About 99.5% of the Orion Project, 12.9 miles of pipeline looping that would transport an additional 135,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas through Pennsylvania, would run alongside existing pipelines. According to Riv...

Bruce v. Warden Lewisburg USP  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4284

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1991, Bruce and others went Vine’s mussel shell camp, tied up Vine and his fiance, shot them, set the house ablaze and completed a robbery. Federal authorities became involved, leading to Bruce’s 1996 convictions for...

Steven Trzaska v. LOreal USA Inc
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3810
David Minor v. Beverly Hastings
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2082
M. R. v. Ridley School District  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2465

Justia Opinion Summary: E.R.'s parents and Ridley School District disputed Ridley’s obligations under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. 1400-1482, “individualized education program” (IEP) requirement. An IEP may...

Chris Jaye v. Attorney General New Jersey
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2641
Vanderklok v. United States  
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3422

Justia Opinion Summary: Vanderklok wanted to fly from Philadelphia to Miami, to run a half-marathon. In his carry-on luggage, he had a heart monitor and watch stored inside a piece of PVC pipe, capped on both ends. During screening at the airpo...

Lizeth Romero Zambrano v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4254
Brandon Fake v. City of Philadelphia
Date: August 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1173
In re: Lipitor Antitrust Litigation  
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Numbers: 14-4202, 14-4203, 14-4204, 14-4205, 14-4206, 14-4602

Justia Opinion Summary: Consolidated appeals involve allegations that the patent-holders for Lipitor and Effexor XR delayed entry into the market by generic versions of those drugs by engaging in a monopolistic scheme that involved fraudulently...

In re: Lipitor Antitrust Lit v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4203
In re: Lipitor Antitrust Lit v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4204
In Re: Lipitor Antitrust Lit v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4205
In re: Lipitor Antitrust Lit v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4206
In re: Lipitor Antitrust Lit v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4602
In re: Effexor XR Antitrust v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1184
In re: Effexor XR Antitrust v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1185
In re: Effexor XR Antitrust v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1186
In re: Effexor XR Antitrust v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1187
In re: Effexor XR Antitrust v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1274
In Re: Effexor XR Antitrust v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1323
In re: Effexor XR Antitrust v.
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1342
USA v. Fareed Ray
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1880
Kelly v. Maxum Specialty Insurance Group  
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3618

Justia Opinion Summary: Kelly was in a collision a drunk driver, who had been drinking at Princeton Tavern. Princeton's dram shop liability policy was issued by State National. Kelly sued Princeton in state court, obtained a default judgment, a...

Yan Fang Chen v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3559
Frederick Weinberg v. Scott E Kaplan LLC
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4145
Frederick Weinberg v. Scott E Kaplan LLC
Date: August 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4145
Marks & Sokolov LLC v. Shahrokh Mireskandari
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3014
Michael Tseytin v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1674
Marks & Sokolov LLC v. Shahrokh Mireskandari
Date: August 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2780
In re: Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2875

Justia Opinion Summary: Direct purchasers of Wellbutrin XL, a drug for treating depression, sued, alleging that GSK violated the Sherman Antitrust Act by entering into an unlawful conspiracy with Biovail, GSK’s partner in the development of Wel...

USA v. Wilbur Senat
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2535
Moon v. Breathless Inc  
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3356

Justia Opinion Summary: Moon performed at the Breathless Men’s Club in Rahway. She rented performance space in the Club and signed an Independent Dancer Rental Agreement, stating: Dancer understands and agrees that he/she is an independent cont...

Garnet Grant v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3643
Ralph Jasmin v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3808
Byron Ottoniel Archila-Lemus v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3972
Anthony Parker v. Lehigh Cty Domestic Relations
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1737
USA v. Advantage Medical Transport In
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3853
City Select Auto Sales Inc v. BMW Bank of North America Inc  
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3931

Justia Opinion Summary: Creditsmarts operates an internet-based business that helps independent car dealers connect customers with lenders. BMW offers direct automotive financing to customers through “up2drive.” In 2012, BMW and Creditsmarts en...

Frantz Bernard v. East Stroudsburg University
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1598
W. Mac Naughton v. Shai Harmelech
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3207
Teodoro Reyes Aguilar v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3921
Estate of Ubaldo N. Ramos v. City of Lancaster
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4110
USA v. Gary Vaughn, Jr.
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3138
In re: Howmedica Osteonics Corp  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3682

Justia Opinion Summary: Former Howmedica Sales Representatives, all California natives, signed employment agreements with confidentiality, non-compete, and forum-selection clauses, designating New Jersey (or Michigan) as the forum for any litig...

McNelis v. Pennsylvania Power & Light Co  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3883

Justia Opinion Summary: PPL hired McNelis as a Nuclear Security Officer in 2009. McNelis had unrestricted access to PPL’s plant, carried a firearm, and was authorized to use deadly force. In 2012, McNelis experienced personal and mental health...

United States v. Martin  
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4289

Justia Opinion Summary: Martin pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1); (b)(1)(B)(iii). The parties agreed that Martin’s advisory Guidelines range was 70-87 months’ impriso...

Jay Briley v. Warden Fort Dix FCI
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2029
Ryan Hribick v. Warden Fort Dix FCI
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2045
David Moleski v.
Date: August 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2180
Robin Clark v. Philadelphia Housing Authority
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2311
DuJuan Favors v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: August 14, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2494
United States v. Gjeli  
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1892

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants were tried together and convicted of several racketeering-related offenses in connection with a loan sharking and illegal gambling operation in Philadelphia. The district court entered preliminary orders of fo...

Ruby Urgent v. United States Marshals
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1765
Amos Brown v. Camden County Board of Social
Date: August 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1875
Harold Werkheiser v. Pocono Township
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3975
Frank Dippolito v. USA
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1048
Kenneth White v. US Bank
Date: August 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2169
USA v. Cynthia Brown
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1505
Howard Allison v. Superintendent Waymart SCI
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3240
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Suis v. Financial Software Systems Inc
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4041
USA v. Gregory Westberry
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3106
Frank Noonan v. Attorney General Pennsylvania
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3311
Frank Noonan v. Attorney General Pennsylvania
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3312
Cassandra Ballard-Carter v. Vanguard Group Inc
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3382
Wilnick Dorval v. Moe's Fresh Market
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3602
Plains All American Pipeline LLP v. Cook  
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3631

Justia Opinion Summary: As unclaimed property has become Delaware’s third-largest source of revenue, companies have filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Delaware’s escheat regime. Plains All American Pipeline attacked the constit...

Mohamad Shnewer v. USA
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3659
Mindy Caplan v. Victorias Secret Stores Inc
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4009
Matthew Jones v. Justice of the Peace Court Num
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1848
Francisco Gonzalez v. Abigail Lopez-De Lasalle
Date: August 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1963
Onyx Insurance Co Inc v. New Jersey Department of Banki
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2153
Steven Berry v. Matthew Kabacinski
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3354
Wilnick Dorval v. Sapphire Village Condominium A
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3601
USA v. Walter Brown, Jr.
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1295
USA v. Eric Opitz
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1322
USA v. Isan Contant
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1635
Mary Miller Turner v. Prince Georges County Public S
Date: August 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2001
Alton Brown v. Tom Wolf
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4135
Alton Brown v. Wexford Health Sources Inc
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4136
USA v. Frederick Banks
Date: August 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1575
Millhouse v. Heath  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2278

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court denied a motion to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) filed by Millhouse, a Lewisburg prisoner. The court identified five strikes under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA), 28 U.S.C. 1915(g), and foun...

United States v. Ferriero  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4064

Justia Opinion Summary: Ferriero was chairman of the Bergen County Democratic Organization (BCDO) from 1998 until he resigned in 2009. Ferriero took payments from a vendor (C3) that provided emergency notification systems for local governments...

Real Alternatives Inc v. Secretary Department of Health  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1275

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 124 Stat. 119, requires employer-provided health insurance plans to cover various preventative services, including FDA-approved contraceptives, at no cost to participa...

United States v. Chapman  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1810

Justia Opinion Summary: While serving a state prison sentence in 2006, Chapman wrote a letter, intercepted by prison staff, threatening to kill President Bush. In an interview with Secret Service agents, Chapman admitted that he wanted to kill...

Linda Merritt v.
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1864
In re: AE Liquidation, Inc.  
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2203

Justia Opinion Summary: When Eclipse, a jet aircraft manufacturer, declared bankruptcy in November 2008, it reached an agreement to sell the company to its largest shareholder, ETIRC, which would have allowed Eclipse to continue its operations....

Gerald Bush v. Mercy Hospital
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3348
Westport Insurance Corp v. Peter Mylonas
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3705
Steven Johnson v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4253
USA v. Jose Rosario-Morales
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4263
Steven Johnson v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1062
Rhonshawn Jackson v. Jeffrey Beard
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1192
Kalu Kalu v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1795
Arthur Chassen v. Fidelity National Financial In
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2814
Andres Sanchez v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1332
USA v. Clifton McLean
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2993
Ildefonso-Candelario v. Attorney General United States  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3625

Justia Opinion Summary: Ildefonso-Candelario, a citizen of Mexico, entered the U.S. unlawfully, allegedly in 1996. In 2015, he pled guilty in Pennsylvania state court to a misdemeanor count of obstructing the administration of law or other gove...

Kenneth Johnson v. Joseph Fuentes
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3646
Blackledge v. Blackledge  
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3667

Justia Opinion Summary: J.B., a U.S. citizen, was born in Ukraine in 2008 to Charles, a U.S. citizen, and Olga, a Ukrainian citizen and lawful U.S. permanent resident. In 2011, Charles secured a job in Germany; Olga was accepted to a Ph.D. prog...

Frances LaGuardia v. Ross Township
Date: August 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3735
North Sound Capital LLC v. Merck & Co Inc
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1364
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. City of Long Branch  
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2514

Justia Opinion Summary: Long Branch Police Lieutenant Johnson filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging racial discrimination, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. 2000e, by...

Stacy Miller v. County of Centre
Date: August 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3753
Haskell v. Superintendent Greene SCI  
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3427

Justia Opinion Summary: A gunman murdered Cooley in an Erie, Pennsylvania bar in 1994. Four years later, the Commonwealth tried Haskell for Cooley’s murder. The primary issue was whether Haskell was the gunman. In addition to circumstantial evi...

USA v. Racquel Sanchez
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3834
69 North Franklin Turnp v.
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1383
Kimberly Wells v. Retinovitreous Associates Ltd
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2962
Thom Parson v. Vanguard Group Inc
Date: August 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3410
Keith Brunson v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1245
United States v. Wrensford  
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1373

Justia Opinion Summary: Wrensford and Muller had an altercation with a man at a car wash. Hours later, the man returned with Hendricks. A truck passed the car wash, turned around, and chased Hendricks. The passenger (Wrensford) fired several sh...

Dominic Oguejiofo v. Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ L
Date: July 31, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3872
John Armano, Jr. v. Michele Martin
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1322
USA v. Jerome Edwards
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3203
Don Ickes v. Craig Grassmyer
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3605
Sandeep Nayak v. Anne Zerbe
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4446
Gideon Gekara v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1315
Justin Credico v.
Date: July 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1955
Robert Otto v. R. Williams
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3072
United States v. Azcona-Polanco  
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3478

Justia Opinion Summary: Azcona-Polanco, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in 1972. In 1994, he was ordered removed based upon a conviction for heroin distribution but never left the cou...

Arthur Stone v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3642
Linda Lackey v. Heart of Lancaster Regional Me
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3986
Eugene Bile v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4177
Jacquelyn N'Jai v. EPA
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4431
Darryl Buck v. Warden Allenwood LSCI
Date: July 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1863
Guy Sileo, Jr. v. Superintendent Somerset SCI
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3891
USA v. Benjamin Easley
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2731
USA v. Malachi Glass
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2906
Ahsaki Gordon v. Allstate Property & Casualty
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3671
Drew Smith v. Township of Stafford
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3966
Michael Guadalupe v. Township of Stafford
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4231
USA v. Albert Castro
Date: July 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4233
Trzaska v. LOreal USA Inc.  
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3810

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Trzaska became the head of L’Oréal ’s regional patent team. Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) bar attorneys from filing frivolous or bad-faith patent applications. L’Oréal established quotas for patent applic...

Coleen Remp v. Alcon Laboratories Inc
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2208
Walter Brown v. Warden Pike County Correctiona
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3685
USA v. Barry Powell
Date: July 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3940
USA v. Joseph Maurizio, Jr.
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1574
Julie Heeter v. Honeywell International Inc
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3229
USA v. Issa Battle
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3783
David Scates v. Warden Loretto FCI
Date: July 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1812
USA v. Marijan Cvjeticanin
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1422
Ricky Kamden-Ouaffo v. Naturasource International LLC
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2304
USA v. Erik Vanderbeck
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3600
Lesbia Nunez-Baquedano v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3684
George Johnson, Jr. v. Jonathan Rardin
Date: July 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4279
Malik Khalid v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4204
Roderick Black v. Warden Fairton FCI
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1356
USA v. Frederick Banks
Date: July 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1723
In re: SemCrude LP  
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3094

Justia Opinion Summary: SemGroup purchased oil from producers and resold it to downstream purchasers. It also traded financial options contracts for the right to buy or sell oil at a fixed price on a future date. At the end of the fiscal year p...

Sem Crude LP v.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3095
Sem Crude LP v.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3096
Sem Crude LP v.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3097
Sem Crude LP v.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3121
Sem Crude LP v.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3123
In re: SemCrude, L.P. v.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3124
USA v. Michael Dura
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3890
C. G. v. Winslow Township Board of Educ
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3929
USA v. Binyamin Stimler
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4053
Aetna Life Insurance Co v. Huntingdon Valley Surgery Cent
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1468
USA v. Henry Alvin, Jr.
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3314
Patricia Yots v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: July 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3561
Pedro Vazquez v. USA
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2935
George Vickers, Jr. v. Superintendent Graterford SCI
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4012
USA v. Blair Thomas, Jr.
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1360
Rasheed Waters v. Cheltenham Township Police Dep
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2570
USA v. Eugene Stallings, Jr.
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3198
Kathryn Van Orden v. Borough of Woodstown
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4295
Friday James v. Warden York County Prison
Date: July 18, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4352
USA v. Binyamin Stimler
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4053
USA v. Binyamin Stimler
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4053
Terrance Fowler v. Superintendent Smithfield SCI
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1062
USA v. Carlos Cruz
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2670
Parks LLC v. Tyson Foods Inc  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2768

Justia Opinion Summary: Parks was founded in the 1950s and was the first African-American-owned company to be publicly traded on the NYSE. Parks engaged in radio and television advertising, using a well-known slogan, “More Parks Sausages, Mom,...

Davaun Barnett v. Penn Hills School District
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2828
Seneca Resources Corp v. Township of Highland  
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3592

Justia Opinion Summary: Seneca, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, sought to convert a natural gas well in Highland Township into a Class II underground injection control well in which to store waste from fracking. Highl...

Brian Parnell v. Secretary Pennsylvania Dept
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1443
Carlton Allen v. Warden McKean FCI
Date: July 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1540
Petron Scientech Inc v. Ronald Zapletal
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1091
USA v. Daniel Pacheco-Morales
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2401
Castleberry v. STI Group  
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3131

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, two African-American men, were hired by STI, a staffing agency, as general laborers, for Chesapeake oil and natural gas company. Shortly thereafter, the only other African-American male on the crew was fired....

Alexandra Jewsevskyj v. Financial Recovery Services In
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4086
USA v. Frederick Banks
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1756
Dave Williams v. B. Jin
Date: July 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1759
Kaplan v. Saint Peter's Healthcare System  
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1172

Justia Opinion Summary: St. Peter’s, a non-profit healthcare entity, runs a hospital. It is not a church, but has ties to a New Jersey Roman Catholic Diocese. The Bishop appoints most members of its Board of Governors and retains veto authority...

USA v. Robert Spence
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2593
Council Tree Investors, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission  
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3754

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, Congress amended the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 151–622, to allow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to grant electromagnetic spectrum licenses through a system of competitive bidding. The Act requir...

Richard Fields v. City of Philadelphia
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1650
Joseph Smith v. Susquehanna University
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3343
William Rohland v.
Date: July 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2288
USA v. Desmond Janqdhari
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3080
Timothy McHale v. Taylored Services LLC
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3196
Cynthia Yoder v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3885
Scott Ferris v. Milton S. Hershey Medical Cent
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3914
USA v. Christopher Lee
Date: July 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3941
Washington University v. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foun
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1419
Cevdet Aksut Ve Ogullari Koll. v. Huseyin Cavusoglu
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1687
Helena Faherty v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4126
Donald Parkell v. Christopher Senato
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1101
Ronnie Vaughn v.
Date: July 11, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1536
Hamilton v. Bromley  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3111

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, father had partial custody of S.H.; S.H. accused mother of abuse and fled from her home to father. Father sought a temporary order of full custody. A Pennsylvania judge granted mother emergency custody. S.H. was...

In re: World Imports Ltd  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1357

Justia Opinion Summary: The creditors shipped goods via common carrier from China to World Imports in the U.S. “free on board” at the port of origin. One shipment left Shanghai on May 26, 2013; World took physical possession of the goods in the...

Susinno v. Work Out World Inc  
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3277

Justia Opinion Summary: Susinno alleged that on July 28, 2015, she received an unsolicited call on her cell phone from a fitness company called Work Out World (WOW). Susinno did not answer the call, so WOW left a prerecorded promotional offer t...

Mel Marin v. Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1020
Joshua Payne v. K. Ducan
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1442
Lei Ke v.
Date: July 10, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2154
United States v. Stimler  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4053

Justia Opinion Summary: In the Orthodox Jewish tradition, a woman cannot obtain a religious divorce until her husband gives her a “get” contract. A woman who leaves her husband without obtaining a get becomes an “agunah,” subject to severe soci...

Jeffrey Rutledge v. International Longshoremens As
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1306
Fields v. City of Philadelphia  
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1650

Justia Opinion Summary: Geraci, part of a police watchdog group, attended an anti-fracking protest at the Philadelphia Convention Center, carrying her camera and a pink bandana that identified her as a legal observer. When the police acted to a...

Shawn Bulifant v. Delaware River & Bay Authority
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3899
John E. Reardon v.
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2145
Kirk Simmons v.
Date: July 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2147
Audrey McDaniels v. Warden Cambridge Springs SCI
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3485
United States v. Jackson  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1200

Justia Opinion Summary: After their three-year-old adopted son died, U.S. Army Major John Jackson and his wife, Carolyn, were convicted of conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. The New Jersey law...

Taha v. County of Bucks  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3077

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants created a publicly searchable “Inmate Lookup Tool” into which they uploaded information about thousands of people who had been held or incarcerated at the Bucks County Correctional Facility since 1938. Taha fi...

Knick v. Township of Scott  
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3587

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Scott Township in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania enacted an ordinance that authorizes officials to enter upon any property within the Township to determine the existence and location of any cemetery. The ordina...

Bridgett Cross v. Postmaster General of the Unit
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3743
Joseph Serfess v. Equifax Credit Information Ser
Date: July 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4249
Belice Carmil v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3895
Rosa Munchak v. Becky Ruckno
Date: July 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1247
Daubert v. NRA Group LLC  
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3613

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilkes-Barre Hospital’s radiology department x-rayed Daubert. His bill was $46. Radiology Associates forwarded his medical report and cell phone number to its billing company, MBMS. Daubert’s health-insurer contributed $...

John Daubert v. NRA Group LLC
Date: July 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3629
Blanyar v. Genova Products Inc  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1684

Justia Opinion Summary: Genova manufactures vinyl pipes and rain gutters. It operated a plant in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Former employees of that plant filed a putative class action, seeking medical monitoring for their alleged exposure to toxi...

United States v. Johnson  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3268

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson was convicted in Florida, for lying on a passport application, then convicted in the Virgin Islands, for wire fraud. In both instances, Johnson received a custodial sentence followed by supervised release, the co...

Hertmut Graewe v. Warden Allenwood FCI
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1171
Duquesne Light Holdings Inc v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 14-1743

Justia Opinion Summary: The Duquesne entities filed tax returns as a consolidated taxpayer, which requires a mixed approach: calculating some aspects of the group’s taxes as though the entities were a single taxpayer and calculating others as i...

De Ritis v. McGarrigle  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1433

Justia Opinion Summary: De Ritis became an Assistant Public Defender for Delaware County in 2005. After being promoted to the “trial team,” De Ritis was told, in 2012, that he would be transferred back to the juvenile court unit. De Ritis conte...

Halley v. Honeywell International Inc  
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2712

Justia Opinion Summary: The Third Circuit affirmed the approval of a settlement of an FRCP 23(b)(3) class action arising out of hexavalent chromium contamination in Jersey City, New Jersey. The class action was brought on behalf of property own...

Ronald Rowell v. Jeffrey Stecker
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3153
Kenneth Lewis v.
Date: June 29, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1694
Lambert v. Warden Greene SCI  
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1209

Justia Opinion Summary: Lambert was charged as a co-conspirator with and accomplice to Tillman’s 1997 acts of murder (Tilman’s former girlfriend’s mother), aggravated assault (Tilman’s former girlfriend), and burglary. Their trial was joint. Be...

Cynthia Yoder v. MacMain Law Group LLC
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4180
Akeem Gumbs v. Louis Penn, Jr.
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1849
Kevin Dickens v. Deputy Warden Klein
Date: June 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2018
Lorraine Smith v. Sidney Katz
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1086
Corey Bracey v. County of Huntingdon
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3127
Darlena Clarkson v. SEPTA
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2466
Allen v. DeBello  
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2644

Justia Opinion Summary: The fathers of minor children in New Jersey challenged the state law governing child custody proceedings between New Jersey parents. In a suit against state court judges, under 42 U.S.C. 1983, they argued that the “best...

R. S. v. Butler County
Date: June 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3194
Hassen v. Government of the Virgin Islands  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2209

Justia Opinion Summary: The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sent the Hassens a final notice of intent to levy their property to satisfy an outstanding tax debt of $5,778.32 for the 2004 tax year and subsequently issued a levy ag...

USA v. Ronald Goode
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3719
Colleen Reilly v. City of Harrisburg
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3722
Al Shamoon Thompson v. Administrator New Jersey Stat
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 14-3460
Ludji Desroches v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4206
USA v. Jace Clendinen
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2450
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2737
Dawud Harris v. PHEAA
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2963
Augustino Smith v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3645
Shao Chen v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3712
Brian Timm v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3950
Michael Bullock v.
Date: June 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2195
USA v. Advantage Medical Transport In
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3853
Paul Felker v. USW LOCAL 10-901 USW LOCAL 10-
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3064
Frank Forba v. Thomas Jefferson University Ho
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1840
Christine Bernat v. New Jersey Department of Corre
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2536
USA v. Shamar Banks
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3800
Syed Afir Jaffery M.D. v. Atlantic County Prosecutors Of
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2115
Milka Anderson v. Boeing Co
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3574
Feng Li v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3626
Curry Robinson v. Superintendent Houtzdale SCI
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3893
Michael Killion v. John Coffey
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3909
Lori Parker v. County of Bergen
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4132
Thomas Barndt v. Michael Wenerowicz
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4402
Jacob Adams, Jr. v. USA
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1708
USA v. Chaka Fattah, Jr.
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1265
Roberts Technology Group Inc v. Curwood Inc
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3079
Delmy Cordon-Ipina v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3231
In Re: Grand Jury Subpoena v.
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3479
Ibrahim Momin v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4176
William Grove, Sr. v. Johnson Controls Inc
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2178
Crystal Evans v. Gloucester Township
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3137
USA v. China Scott
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3325
Stephen Schleig v. Borough of Nazareth
Date: June 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3499
Helen Mining Co v. Elliott  
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1058

Justia Opinion Summary: Elliott worked in a coal mine until 1993 and developed a chronic cough. Three after his retirement, he developed more acute breathing problems. Elliott sought Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. 901–45, benefits in 2012....

Jane Adkins v. John Sogliuzzo
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2578
Paul Woosley v. US District Court Connecticut
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3584
Keith Anthony v. Richard Seltzer
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3847
Keith Anthony v. Richard Seltzer
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3859
George Johnson, Jr. v. Philadelphia Housing Authority
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4306
Monica Birch-Min v.
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1827
Larry Charles v.
Date: June 14, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1966
Norman v. Elkin  
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1924

Justia Opinion Summary: Norman and Elkin were the only shareholders of USM, a company that acquired and sold rights to radio frequencies. Norman held a minority interest and sought legal relief after he discovered that Elkin had transferred to...

Michelle Barnard v. County of Lackawanna
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3328
Joshua Silfee v. Automatic Data Processing Inc
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3725
Marissa Mark v. Brian Patton
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3774
Richard Angino v. Cincinnati Insurance Co
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4063
William White v.
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1722
Jason Sheppard v.
Date: June 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1845
Serrano-Alberto v. Attorney General United States  
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3146

Justia Opinion Summary: Members of the notorious Salvadoran gang, MS13, shot Serrano-Alberto's brother, leaving him paralyzed; extorted Serrano-Alberto , an acclaimed professional soccer player; and, when he ceased to pay, shot Serrano-Alberto,...

USA v. Miguel Esperanza-Vasquez
Date: June 12, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3622
USA v. Miguel Amaris-Caviedes
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1105
Denine Hood v. Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3313
Ervin Wyman v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3728
USA v. Tye Davis
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4054
Rodriquez v. 32nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands  
Date: June 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1518

Justia Opinion Summary: Rodriquez was elected to serve in the Virgin Islands Legislature. After his election, plaintiffs sued, challenging Rodriquez’s qualifications. Plaintiffs had learned that Rodriguez had filed a bankruptcy petition in Tenn...

Raymond Ross v.
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2222
Raymond Ross v.
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2222
Harjit Singh v. Warden Pike County Correctiona
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1017
Mohammad Israil v. Attorney General United State
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1431
Grace Laphan v. William Haines
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2117
Jamar Wilson v. Byanahak Jin
Date: June 8, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1593
Amy Patrick v. Reliance Standard Life Insuran
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3980
USA v. Gregory Podlucky
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1184
USA v. Gregory Podlucky
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1184
USA v. Gregory Podlucky
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1363
USA v. Gregory Podlucky
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1363
USA v. Gregory Podlucky
Date: June 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1569
Kerry Marshall v. Pennsylvania Department of Cor
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1928
In re: Ross  
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2222

Justia Opinion Summary: Raymond and Sandra have lived in their Ambler, Pennsylvania home since 1993. They took on a mortgage from AmeriChoice. They fell behind on their payments. In 2012, AmeriChoice filed a foreclosure action; AmeriChoice obta...

Vickers v. Superintendent Graterford SCI  
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 15-4012

Justia Opinion Summary: Vickers punched his victim once but the victim suffered a fractured skull, brain hemorrhaging, and was in a coma for four days. Pennsylvania law provides that for a criminal case to be tried without a jury, “[t]he judge...

USA v. Ralph Miller
Date: June 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1145