2017 Third Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 1 - 500 of 1213

Robert Wellman, Jr. v. Butler Area School District
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3394
Michael Reynolds v.
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2873
Kenneth Lewis v.
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3461
Amir McCain a/k/a John McCain v.
Date: December 12, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3465
Barna v. Board of School Directors Panther Valley School District  
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3904

Justia Opinion Summary: Barna attended a School Board meeting and expressed concerns on behalf of himself and friends. Board President Markovich responded that Barna should bring his friends. Barna replied, “my friends have guns.” Markovich a...

USA v. Juan Anguiano-Guerrero
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1195
USA v. Joseph Witkowski
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1628
John Torrey v. New Jersey Department of Law a
Date: December 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2052
USA v. Reginald Braddy
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2701
Sanofi Aventis US LLC v. Great American Lines Inc
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3668
Mark Carter v. City of Philadelphia
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4179
Tariq Wyatt v. Municipality of Philadelphia
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1168
Tara Dorsey v. Pennsylvania Department of Cor
Date: December 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1246
Vincent Luppino v. Mercedes Benz USA
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3762
Janet Donovan v. Pittston Area School District
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4221
Deanna English v. Social Security Administration
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1249
John Toth v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1890
Matthew Jones v. Sussex Correctional Institute
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2490
USA v. Frederick Banks
Date: December 5, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2874
USA v. Michael Young
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1728
Joyce v. Maersk Line Ltd  
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3553

Justia Opinion Summary: Joyce, a member of the Seafarers Union, agreed to serve as a bosun aboard the MAERSK OHIO for three months in 2012. The Union and Maersk had a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that was incorporated by reference into...

Marathon Petroleum Corp v. Secretary of Finance for the State of Delaware  
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4011

Justia Opinion Summary: The Delaware Companies challenged Delaware’s right to audit whether funds paid for stored-value gift cards issued by their Ohio-based subsidiaries are held by the Companies and subject to escheatment. Their argument reli...

Edson Arneault v. Kevin O'Toole
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4375
Roman Moldavchuk v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1175
Rabinder Balami v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1528
Sherry Moore v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: December 4, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1544
USA v. Felix Angel-Huerta
Date: December 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4117
Kim Ragland v. Commissioner New Jersey Depart
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3315
Radnor Holdings Corp v.
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1415
Klever Pilataxi Tenemaza v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1502
Javier Gutierrez Zavala v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1612
Bekir Sahin v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1692
USA v. Glenn Edwards
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1767
Ramsey Randall v. Facebook, Inc.
Date: November 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2515
Olde Homestead Golf Club v. Electronic Transaction Systems
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4140
Markim Summers v. Charles Ramsey
Date: November 29, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4401
United States v. Ferguson  
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1405

Justia Opinion Summary: Ferguson pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and was sentenced to 84 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. During that term of supervision, the U.S. Probation Off...

Kedra v. Schroeter  
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1417

Justia Opinion Summary: Pennsylvania State Trooper Kendra, age 26, attended routine firearm safety training led by then-Corporal Schroeter, a trained firearms instructor who had been a police officer for about 20 years. Schroeter had acknowledg...

Kevin Conley v. FBI
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1953
USA v. Adrian McKenzie
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2766
Franklyn Prillerman v. City of Philadelphia
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3527
Dominic Black v. Pennsylvania Board of Probatio
Date: November 28, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2511
USA v. Michael Free
Date: November 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1251
Jessica Roseberry v. City of Philadelphia
Date: November 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1784
John Hart v. Christopher Oppman
Date: November 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1807
Anthony Harper v. Jawad Salameh
Date: November 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4329
Paul Sikora v. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  
Date: November 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1288

Justia Opinion Summary: A “top-hat” plan “which is unfunded and is maintained by an employer primarily for the purpose of providing deferred compensation for a select group of management or highly compensated employees,” 29 U.S.C. 1101(a)(1),...

Mindy Zied v. Barnhart
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2821
United States v. Ley  
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3793

Justia Opinion Summary: Ley pleaded guilty as a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). According to the presentence report (PSR), Ley sustained a 2006 conviction for felony aggravated assault in Pennsylvania, which it...

Rochester Drug Cooperative Inc v. Goodheart Pharmacy Inc
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4271
Peter Rozday v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4314
Nancy Smith v. N3 Oceanic Inc
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1041
Brian Stone v. Todd Martin
Date: November 22, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1150
Robert Washington v. Kevin Doran
Date: November 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1026
Juan Diaz, Jr. v. Director Federal Bureau of Pri
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4676
David Mathias v. Superintendent Frackville SCI
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4694
David Mathias v. Superintendent Frackville SCI
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 14-4694
Brian Davis v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3782
In Re: Terry Silva v.
Date: November 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1233
USA v. Brandon Thompson
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3211
USA v. Brandon Thompson
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3212
USA v. Corderro Cody
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1634
Mickel Mesa Ramirez v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2713
USA v. Angel Ivostraza-Torres
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4442
Janice Leaman v. Gregg Wolfe
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1467
Anna Cranmer v. Harleysville Insurance Co
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1596
Janice Leaman v. Gregg Wolfe
Date: November 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1855
Spay v. CVS Caremark Corp  
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3548

Justia Opinion Summary: Caremark is a pharmacy benefit manager. In 2006, Caremark employees identified approximately 4,500 Prescription Drug Events (PPDEs) under Medicare Part D that had been authorized for payment by Caremark, but not yet subm...

Frank Jeffs v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3550
Linwood Brant v. Varano
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2696
In Re: WorldSpace, Inc v.
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3919
Victor Walthour v. John Herron
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3944
Jaime Cordero-Guerra v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4088
USA v. Robert Rice
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1102
Michael Reynolds v. Municipality of Norristown
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1236
USA v. Ramon Ortiz
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1740
Brian Betz v. Abbe Satteson
Date: November 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1950
Richard Crawford, III v. State of Pennsylvania
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1688
Jimi Rose v. The Morning Call Newspaper
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2866
Luther Stone v. Sheila Johnson
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3562
Yucaipa American Alliance Fund v. Richard Ehrlich
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3664
Timothy Rister v. Yadkin Bank
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3739
John Minch v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3901
Patrick Thomson v. Luke Drummond
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4260
Edward Wehrenberg v. Metropolitan Property & Casual
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1327
Gurpreet Singh v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1563
USA v. Courtney Martin
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1828
Parminder Singh v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1940
Isaac Pearson v. Jason Krasley
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2307
Raymond Chestnut v.
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2859
Lidya Radin v.
Date: November 15, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3347
Lucio Arriaga Hernandez v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 14, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2374
USA v. Jean Alvarez
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3775
USA v. William Dahl
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4238
Joseph Ames v. American Radio Relay League In
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1091
Vickson Korlewala v. Dennis Slobodian
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1139
Kristen Davies v. First Reliance Standard Life I
Date: November 13, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1782
Marc Pennock v. Superintendent Mahanoy SCI
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1909
Malik Mack v. Superintendent Mahanoy SCI
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2486
USA v. Amadu Barry
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2732
Jessie Denkins v. State Operated School District
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4223
Eric Perdomo v. Warden Loretto FCI
Date: November 9, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2141
Nelson Ryder v. Janet Bartholomew
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-1851
USA v. Abraham Cruz
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3139
Mel Marin v. Secretary Commonwealth of Penn
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3044
Kareem Milhouse v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3503
William R. Jones v. Superintendent Pittsburgh SCI
Date: November 8, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3947
Anthony Jones v. Warden McKean FCI
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1899
Chaula Bhatt v. John Hoffman
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1182
Luis Builes v. Warden Moshannon Valley Correc
Date: November 7, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2639
Michael Pellicano v. Office of Personnel Management
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 14-2836
Gerald Bush v. Department of Human Services
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2110
Mullin v. Balicki  
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2896

Justia Opinion Summary: Mullin, age 29, had been in and out of prison and struggled with substance abuse. Serving a sentence at a halfway house, Mullin was found in possession of contraband and was transferred to New Jersey’s Central Reception...

Joan Summy-Long v. Penn State University
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1206
Michael Miller v. Carol Steele-Smith
Date: November 6, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1224
John Kenny v. Onward Search
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4388
In re: Andrew Murin, Jr. v.
Date: November 3, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3171
Kenneth Jackson v. Superintendent Somerset SCI
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1230
Jean Coulter v. James Coulter
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3053
George Pieczenik v. Commissioner New Jersey Depart
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3579
Clinton Lewis v. Defender Association of Philad
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3594
USA v. Rose Umana
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1044
Manuel Melendez Hernandez v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2330
Joseph Massaro v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2433
Hernan Navarro v.
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2770
USA v. Thomas Shannon
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3755
Jody Schultz v. Goldbelt Glacier Health
Date: November 1, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1419
Jo Yochum v. FJW Investment Inc
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3784
Gabriel Pittman v. Donald Trump
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2252
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2544
USA v. Dustin Bogart
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2363
Darren Nance v. Joseph Santiago
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4450
Kim Millbrook v. USA
Date: October 27, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2138
Jamie McKnight v. Aimbridge Employee Service Cor
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3776
Pursuit Capital Management v.
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3953
Garrett Collick v. William Paterson University
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4344
Ashley McLaud v. Industrial Resources Inc
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1028
David Fields v. City of Pittsburgh
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1143
Cheng Li v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1557
Matthew Jones v. Delaware State Police
Date: October 26, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2652
I. Rabin v. NASDAQ OMX PHLX
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2511
Melinda Williams v. Mark Papi
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4354
Miguel Perez v. Camden County Municipal Court
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1032
Bruce Gavurnik v. Home Properties LP
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1256
Qiao Fang Ke v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1693
USA v. Kevin Caden
Date: October 25, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2619
In re: Pursuit Capital Management  
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3953

Justia Opinion Summary: Pursuit, managed by its founders, Schepis and Canelas, created and was the general partner in two funds to “acquire securities for trading and investment appreciation.” They invested in offshore entities formed in the Ca...

Precision Pipeline LLC v. Trico Surveying and Mapping
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3990
USA v. Jason Sheppard
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4434
David Gambino v. Bobby Meeks
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1813
Anthony Livingston v. Sherman
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2397
Simeon Bozic v.
Date: October 24, 2017
Docket Number: 17-3222
USA v. Freddie Lopez-Esmurria
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3838
DuJuan Thomas v. Warden Fort Dix FCI
Date: October 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2233
Douglas Humphrey, Sr. v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3250
Mohammed Tajudeen v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 20, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1796
Collins v. Mary Kay Inc  
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3178

Justia Opinion Summary: Collins, who worked as a Mary Kay beauty consultant in New Jersey, brought a putative class action, claiming that Mary Kay policies and practices violated the New Jersey Wage Payment Law. Mary Kay, a Texas-based company,...

David Zamos v. McNeil PPC Inc
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1217
Steven Johnson v. Warden Canaan USP
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1981
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2590
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2614
Frederick Banks v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2641
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2727
Amin Rashid v.
Date: October 19, 2017
Docket Number: 17-2876
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...

In re: Asbestos Products v.
Date: October 3, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2669
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