2018 Third Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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USA v. Yujie Ding
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3768
Nickie Logan v. District Attorney Allegheny Co
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4039
Frank Andrew v. Todd Buskirk
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3011
USA v. Paul Stamm
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3286
USA v. Timothy Walker
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3781
USA v. Torey White
Date: November 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1314
USA v. Desmond Janqdhari
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4311
Cevdet Aksut Ve Ogullari Koll v. Robin Cavusoglu
Date: November 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1303
Jeffrey Workman v. Superintendent Albion SCI
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1969
Ronald Muth v. Dennis Woodring
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3038
T. Levy Associates Inc v. Michael Kaplan
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3063
Alpizar-Fallas v. Favero  
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3837

Justia Opinion Summary: Favero’s car struck Alpizar-Fallas's car, causing Alpizar-Fallas serious injuries. Both drivers were insured by Progressive. The next day, Barbosa, a Progressive claims adjuster, went to Alpizar-Fallas's home to inspect...

C. B. v. Aida Lucia
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1091
Jospha Campos v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1587
City of Cambridge Retirement System v. Altisource Asset Management Corp.  
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2471

Justia Opinion Summary: Former shareholders alleged that Altisource and several of its officers (collectively AAMC) inflated the price of its stock through false and misleading statements. When these mistruths were revealed to the market, they...

USA v. William Augusta
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3484
Jacobs v. Federal Housing Finance Agency  
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3794

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, the U.S. government strove to rescue the collapsing economy, including by enacting the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, which authorized the government to act as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, gov...

USA v. William Telles
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1134
Nathaniel Swint v.
Date: November 14, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3213
Praylor Newman v. Mark Kirby
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2659
Clifton Savage v. Warden Fairton FCI
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3686
Pablo Damiani v. Duffy
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3725
Apu Debnath v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3807
David Neal v. Asta Funding Inc
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1115
Kevin Flood v. Charles Schaefer
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1936
Esheem Haskins v. Superintendent Greene SCI
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2118
USA v. Dmitrij Harder
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2698
United States v. McClure-Potts  
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2987

Justia Opinion Summary: McClure-Potts contacted police about Samarin, who entered the U.S. without inspection from Ukraine. McClure-Potts claimed she was trying to adopt Samarin, who was 19 years old and that Samarin had been “speaking of Hitle...

Frederick Mutual Insurance Co v. Donald Hall
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3477
Christopher Zimmer, Sr. v. New Jersey Division of Chid Pr
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3583
Reneisha Knight v. Midland Credit Management
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3786
USA v. Joseph Paige, IV
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1039
Manuel Castillo-Lopez v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 8, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1399
Alda Santos Gutierrez v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1946
USA v. Linda Todd
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3090
USA v. Marquies Brown
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3364
USA v. Israel Nazario
Date: November 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3430
G.S. v. Rose Tree Media School Distric
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2886
Nolvia Montoya-Aguilar v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3409
Michael Goldstein v. Roxborough Real Estate LLC
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1354
Mohammad Anwari v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1505
Randall Jennette v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1861
Wilmer Matamoros Rivera v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2277
Asia Johnson v. Rothschild
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2349
Jeremy Lewis v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2414
Bruce Dillard v.
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2581
Carl Anthony Barnett v.
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2907
Alton Brown v.
Date: November 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3021
John Mirabella v. William Penn Charter School
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1891
Richard McCullough v. Advest Inc
Date: November 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3106
Hernan Hurtado v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3908
Rodney Anderson v. T. Bickell
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1728
Mustafa Abuomar v. Pennsylvania Department of Cor
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2751
S. C. v. Oxford Area School District
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2990
USA v. Khalid Carter
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3108
USA v. Hassan Ward
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3766
Paza Staffing Services Inc v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: November 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1407
Sameech Rawls v. Gibbs
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2500
Ricky Kamdem-Ouaffo v. Plaza Square Apartments
Date: November 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3193
Rasan Townsend v. Warden Hazelton FCI
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3284
Diane Gochin v.
Date: October 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3107
Jeffrey Workman v. Superintendent Albion SCI
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1969
Jeffrey Cutler v. Amber Green
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2709
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC v. Permanent Easements for 2.14 Acres  
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3075

Justia Opinion Summary: The Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717f(h) gives natural gas companies that hold certificates of public convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the power of eminent domain but doe...

Samba Eric Kamara v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3598
Corey Lane v.
Date: October 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3214
Michael Bent v. USA
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2454
Wilson Patzan v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2544
Lewis Whoolery v.
Date: October 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2768
Roque De La Fuente v. Pedro Cortes
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3778
Stephen Udoh v. Glenn Ferguson
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1305
Jason Brown v. US District Court EDPA
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2109
Conroy Clayton v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2207
In re: Dennis Burnett v.
Date: October 26, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2599
Sikkelee v. Precision Airmotive Corp  
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3006

Justia Opinion Summary: Sikkelee was killed when a Cessna aircraft he was piloting crashed after taking off from North Carolina's Transylvania County Airport. The aircraft had a Lycoming engine; Sikkelee's widow alleged the aircraft lost power...

Mae Asad v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: October 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1812
USA v. Ketisha Iles
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1577
Arctic Glacier International v.
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2522
Ross Dress For Less Inc v. VIWY
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3145
Osbeli Lopez-Monroy v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3742
USA v. Gary Battaglini
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3660
Cristian Pichardo v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2800
McCann v. Unum Provident  
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2014

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. McCann, a radiologist certified in the specialty of interventional radiology, purchased a supplemental long-term disability insurance policy from Provident. After initially issuing payments under the policy, Providen...

Bhim Singh v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1065
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3476
Larry Charles v.
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2139
Michael West v. Warden Fort Dix FCI
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2243
Johnson v. Children Youth and Families
Date: October 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2327
Dwayne Briscoe v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3806
Gloria McKinney v. Hackensack Meridian Health Inc
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1051
Kenneth Kilpatrick v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1152
Andre Cooper v.
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1536
Assem Abulkhair v. Office of Attorney Ethics
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1656
Brian Timm v.
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2331
James Biggins v.
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2578
Alton Hall Cannon v.
Date: October 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-3031
Alla Pasternack v. Bruce Klein
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2827
Sharon Rhoden v. Childrens Hospital of Pittsbur
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3313
Unitrin Direct Insurance Co v. Michael Esposito
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3810
William Figured v. Carrizo LLC
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1020
Kelvin Molina Morillo v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1839
Borbot v. Warden Hudson County Correctio  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2814

Justia Opinion Summary: The Third Circuit affirmed the order of the district court dismissing Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. 2241, holding that, although Appellant has been detained pending reveal proceedings s...

USA v. Manuel Pena
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2938
Karl Hagberg v. State of New Jersey
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3290
Martinez v. Attorney General, United States  
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3434

Justia Opinion Summary: The Third Circuit held that New Jersey’s drug-trafficking law of which Petitioner was convicted is coextensive with its federal counterpart and that on the date of Petitioner’s conviction, New Jersey’s list of drugs was...

USA v. Adolphus Cato
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1104
USA v. Anquan Clark
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1405
Constance Saafir v. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1645
Yoder v. Good Will Steam Fire Engine Co
Date: October 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2750
USA v. Tyshaun St. Vallier
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1386
Leonard Cessna v. REA Energy Cooperative Inc
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1397
Assem Abulkhair v. FBI
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1484
Assem Abulkhair v. FBI
Date: October 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1930
Nancy Livi v. Hyatt Hotels Corp
Date: October 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3646
Afoluso Adesanya v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Date: October 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2368
M. K. v. Prestige Academy Charter Schoo
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2575
Lonnie Spellman v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2820
Paul Cox v. UPS Inc
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2989
USA v. Rogelio Lopez-Batista
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3327
United States v. Holena  
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3537

Justia Opinion Summary: The Third Circuit vacated Defendant’s sentence, which included as a condition of his supervised release from prison a restriction on Defendant’s possession or use of computers or other electronic communication devices, h...

Nguyen v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3654

Justia Opinion Summary: The Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant, a police officer, on Plaintiff’s action brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983, holding that the district court correctly found that...

In re: Ann Miller v.
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3762
Corey Lane v. State of New Jersey
Date: October 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1755
Despina Smalis v.
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1880
USA v. Lacey Graves
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2809
Ana Padilla-Maldonado v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3097
Sharon Finizie v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3264
USA v. Travis Thomas
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3549
Arvind Gupta v. Wipro Ltd
Date: October 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1090
Nicole D'Ambrosio v. Crest Haven Nursing & Rehab
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3936
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection v. Trainer Custom Chemical LLC  
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2607

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, the Site, in Trainer Borough, was owned by SCT, and used for making corrosion inhibitors, fuel additives, and oil additives. SCT kept flammable, corrosive, and combustible chemicals. Pennsylvania’s Department of...

USA v. Tehron Moment
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3149
Johnson v. German Aerospace Center
Date: October 5, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2688
USA v. Corey Grant
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3820
USA v. Alvin Thomas
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4069
United States v. Schonewolf  
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2846

Justia Opinion Summary: At age 14 Schonewolf began smoking marijuana. By age 15 she left home and dropped out of school. Schonewolf developed a drinking problem and attempted suicide several times before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. S...

USA v. Brian Acosta
Date: October 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3374
Nadine Pellegrino v. TSA
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3047
Charles Williams v. Office of District Attorney Er
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1831
United States v. De Castro  
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1901

Justia Opinion Summary: An anonymous source called 911 to report a Hispanic male pointing a gun at juveniles outside a vacant Philadelphia flower shop. The suspect was reportedly wearing a gray shirt, gray pants, and a bucket hat. Office Mulque...

Golda Harris v. Eric Bennett
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2861
Thomas Wisniewski v. James Frommer, Jr.
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3164
Beatrice McCarthy v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1168
Richardson v. Superintendent Coal Township SCI  
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 15-4105

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Richardson and his son burgled two empty homes and fled from police. During a high-speed car chase, he rammed into a police car and crashed into a utility pole. He was convicted of burglary, criminal conspiracy,...

Sauers v. Borough of Nesquehoning  
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1591

Justia Opinion Summary: Sauers and his wife were driving southbound on Route 209 in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania. Officer Homanko was on patrol, traveling in the same direction when he observed a summary traffic offense committed by a Dodge in th...

Giovanni v. United States Department of Navy  
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2473

Justia Opinion Summary: The families live close to the Willow Grove Naval Air and Air Reserve Station in Horsham Township and the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster Township, which are contaminated with perfluorinated compounds (PFCs),...

United States v. Abdullah  
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1082

Justia Opinion Summary: Abdullah pled guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court concluded that he was subject to a sentencing enhancement for...

Johanna Ong v. Hudson County Superior Court
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1213
Anthony Smith v. Secretary PA Dept Corrections
Date: October 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1240
Biear v. Attorney General United States  
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3873

Justia Opinion Summary: Biear, a federal prisoner, mailed Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(7)(A), requests to eight components of the Department of Justice, seeking: “Any and all documents and electronic media assembled during any in...

Saravia v. Attorney General United States  
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2234

Justia Opinion Summary: Saravia is a citizen of El Salvador. When Saravia was five, his mother left for the U.S. for economic reasons. In 2005, members of MS-13 began trying to recruit Saravia. He refused; they beat and threatened him with the...

USA v. Leroy Frazier
Date: October 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2833
USA v. Laquan Kellam
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2300
Michael Palardy, Jr. v. Township of Millburn
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2597
USA v. Clifton Savage
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3554
James Friday v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3790
Juan Sanchez-Rodriguez v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1261
Lupian v. Joseph Cory Holdings LLC  
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2346

Justia Opinion Summary: The contracts between the Drivers and Joseph Cory, a motor carrier business, purported to establish that the Drivers would work as independent contractors. The Drivers claim the realities of the relationship made them em...

John Zimmerman v. Thomas Corbett, Jr.
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3803
Secretary United States Depart v. Richard Kwasny
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1049
Christopher Paige v.
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1124
Gerald Bush v.
Date: September 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2591
United States v. Noel  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 14-2042

Justia Opinion Summary: Personnel at a Virgin Islands airport smuggled cocaine onto flights bound for the U.S. mainland. Noel, a ground services supervisor at St. Thomas’s Airport, and three other employees were charged with conspiracy to posse...

Guerrero-Sanchez v. Warden York County Prison  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4134, 17-1390

Justia Opinion Summary: Guerrero-Sanchez attempted to unlawfully enter the U.S.in 1998. He was removed back to Mexico. Guerrero-Sanchez reentered the U.S. without inspection. In 2012, he was arrested for his role in an Idaho-based drug traffic...

Chatardeep Singh v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2090
Jose Rodrigues v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2294
Humphrey v. GlaxoSmithKline PLC  
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3285

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs founded ChinaWhys, which assists foreign companies doing business in China with American anti-bribery regulations compliance. Plaintiffs allege that the GSK Defendants engaged in bribery in China, with the ap...

C. K. v. Hope Wrye
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3541
Shannon Ream v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania D
Date: September 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3670
Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1329
Russell v. Superior Court of the Virgin Islands  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2255

Justia Opinion Summary: L.T., 15 years old, was designated by the Virgin Islands Superior Court a “Person in Need of Supervision” who “habitually disobeys the reasonable demands of the person responsible for the child’s care and is beyond their...

Washington Mutual Inc v.
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2360
Dominique Jordan v. Philadelphia Media Network
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2968
Young v. Smith  
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3190

Justia Opinion Summary: Pollick represented students in civil rights claims against a school district and a teacher. After the first trial, the jury returned a verdict for Pollick’s clients. The Third Circuit affirmed an order requiring a new t...

Jacob Corman v. Secretary Commonwealth of Penn
Date: September 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1816
Elsa Hall v. Samuel Hall
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1564
USA v. Markcus Goode
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3641
Judge v. Shikellamy School District  
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2189

Justia Opinion Summary: Judge had been principal of Oaklyn Elementary School for about three years when she was stopped by a Pennsylvania State Trooper for failing to signal. After acknowledging she had been drinking, Judge asked the trooper to...

Schultz v. Midland Credit Management, Inc.  
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2244

Justia Opinion Summary: Midland sent six letters to the Schultzes, attempting to collect separate outstanding debts that had been outsourced to Midland for collection after default. None of the debts exceeded $600. Each letter offered to settle...

Arnold Aguilar-Quispe v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2445
Kai Lyman v. Phila Court of Common Pleas
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2667
United States v. Rivera-Cruz  
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3448

Justia Opinion Summary: Rivera-Cruz pleaded guilty to distributing and possessing with intent to manufacture and distribute cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1). The drug quantities yielded a base offense level of 32. The Probation Office...

USA v. Almahdee Jefferson
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3735
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: September 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1014
Mary-Ellen Marley v. Postmaster General of the Unit
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2149
United States v. Thomas  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2644

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas was arrested on charges that she “knowingly attempted to provide material support . . . to a designated foreign terrorist organization,” 18 U.S.C. 2339B. Thomas unsuccessfully moved for a bill of particulars and t...

Anton Purisima v. City of Philadelphia
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3178
Ardell Kennedy v. City of Philadelphia
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1320
Reese v. Warden Philadelphia FDC  
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1749

Justia Opinion Summary: In December 2017, Reese was charged with using a facility and means of interstate or foreign commerce to attempt to induce, entice, or coerce a minor into engaging in sexual activity. The government sought pretrial deten...

Charles Smith v.
Date: September 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2654
Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Sec Pa Dept Enviromental
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1456
Walker v. Coffey  
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2172

Justia Opinion Summary: Pennsylvania charged Walker with forgery and computer crimes, joined with prior charges against Walker’s husband and his trucking company. Senior deputy attorney general Coffey was assigned to the case. Zimmerer was the...

In re: Hertz Global Holdings Inc  
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2200

Justia Opinion Summary: Pension Funds brought a putative securities fraud class action against Hertz and several of its current and former executives for violating sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by t...

In re: Kenneth Taggart v.
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2475
USA v. Theodore Clark, III
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2739
Jason Brown v. City of Philadelphia
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2927
USA v. TeJohn Cooper
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3013
Betty Bembry v. Township of Mullica
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3066
Darryl Abramowitz v. Tropicana Atlantic City Corp
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3270
USA v. Robert Nelson
Date: September 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3788
Steven Buttolph v. Primecare Medical Inc
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1651
Gideon Gekara v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2486
Palardy v. Township of Millburn  
Date: September 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2597

Justia Opinion Summary: Palardy, a Millburn police officer, was involved in union leadership, participating in contract negotiations and disciplinary hearings for fellow officers. Gordon was responsible for Millburn's personnel matters. Palardy...

Enayot Choudhury v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2352
K. D. v. Downingtown Area School District  
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3065

Justia Opinion Summary: K.D. attended public school in the Downingtown Area School District from preschool through the first semester of third grade. Halfway through kindergarten, Downingtown assigned an Instructional Support Team to monitor K....

Junius Leisure v. Lancaster County Prison
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1589
Doug Cook v. General Nutrition Corp
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3216
In re: Craig Hendricks v.
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1317
Matthew Jones v. Attorney General Delaware
Date: September 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1564
United States v. Glass  
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2906

Justia Opinion Summary: Glass pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1). The district court applied a career-offender enhancement, U.S.S.G. 4B1.1, based on two prior state convictions unde...

USA v. Malachi Glass
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2906
Emil Jutrowski v. Township of Riverdale
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2594
Emil Jutrowski v. Township of Riverdale
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2594
Ebony Mitchell v. Alonzo Mitchell
Date: September 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2736
Donna Hill v. James Barnacle
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2448
Chris Jaye v. Oak Knoll Village Condominium
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2564
In re: Energy Future Holdings  
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1109

Justia Opinion Summary: After initiating Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, Debtors entered into an Agreement: NextEra would acquire Debtors’ 80% interest in Oncor, the largest electricity transmission and distribution system in Texas, for appr...

In Re: Michael Ingalls, Jr. v.
Date: September 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2292
Rinaldi v. United States  
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1080

Justia Opinion Summary: Rinaldi, a Lewisburg inmate, alleged that he had been assaulted by Cellmate 1. His informal and subsequent formal "Assault Requests" were denied. The following day, Rinaldi was transferred. According to Rinaldi, Counselo...

William Burrell, Jr. v. Patrick Loungo
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4405
USA v. Sean Griffin
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2012
Jutrowski v. Township of Riverdale  
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2594

Justia Opinion Summary: Jutrowski was involved in a single-car accident while intoxicated. During his subsequent arrest, Jutrowski was kicked in the face, breaking his eye socket. Two Riverdale Police Officers and two New Jersey State Troopers...

USA v. Antonio Rutherford
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2681
LaTasha Daniels v. Solomon & Solomon
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3017
USA v. Advantage Medical Transport In
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3132
Clemens v. New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Co.  
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3150

Justia Opinion Summary: Dissatisfied with NYCM’s handling of his insurance claim related to a serious car accident, Clemens filed suit, asserting a contractual underinsured motorist (UIM) claim and a claim under the Bad Faith Statute, 42 Pa. Co...

Jamel Billups v. Penn State Milton S Hershey Me
Date: September 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3348
Workman v. Superintendent Albion SCI  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1969

Justia Opinion Summary: Workman, one of two people to shoot Hunt in 2006, was convicted of first-degree murder in Pennsylvania on a theory of transferred intent. His trial counsel, pursuing “a unique theory of criminal liability,” did not meani...

Trinity Industries Inc v. Greenlease Holding Co  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1994

Justia Opinion Summary: From 1910-1986, Greenlease owned the Greenville Pennsylvania site and operated railcar manufacturing facilities there. Trinity acquired the site from Greenlease in 1986 and continued to manufacture railcars there until 2...

Trinity Industries Inc v. Greenlease Holding Co.  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2244

Justia Opinion Summary: From 1910 until 1986, Greenlease Holding Co. (“Greenlease”), a subsidiary of the Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (“Ampco”), owned a contaminated manufacturing site in Greenville, Pennsylvania. Trinity Industries, Inc. and i...

United States v. Renteria  
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2079

Justia Opinion Summary: Homeland Security Agent Kuc posed as a Pennsylvania drug trafficker, communicating by phone with men called Cejas and Juan, who used telephone numbers with Mexican country codes. They sent two kilograms of methamphetamin...

D. Tonge v. State of New Jersey
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2220
USA v. Christian Womack
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3053
Vernon McGinnis, Jr. v. Mark Hammer
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3369
USA v. Matthew Naber
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3808
Martin Parness v. Christopher Christie
Date: September 11, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1107
USA v. Jimmy Davis
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1607
Long v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1889

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, convicted of drug offenses between 1997 and 2007, applied to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for jobs that involved operating vehicles. Each filled out a form disclosing his crimina...

Lupu v. Loan City LLC  
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1944

Justia Opinion Summary: Lupu refinanced his home loan and mortgage with Loan City, which transferred both to IndyMac, then they went to Fannie Mae, next to OneWest, and finally to the current holder, Ocwen. After defaulting, Lupu sued to void t...

Luis Jimenez v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3612
United States v. Gonzalez  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1540

Justia Opinion Summary: David was married to Belford, 2001-2006; they had four children. After an award of joint custody, David and his mother (Lenore) kidnapped the children and absconded to Central America. David was eventually returned to th...

USA v. Anthony White
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4219
Brown v. Sage  
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1222

Justia Opinion Summary: Brown, a federal prisoner. filed his “Kemmerer” complaint, alleging that prison officials had injured him by placing him in restraints; he successfully moved to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) under the Prison Litigation...

David Hubert v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2365
Jerome Washington v. Link
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1791
Maximo Reyes-Vasquez v. Warden Allenwood FCI
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1824
Daniel Heleva v.
Date: September 7, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2563
In re: New Jersey Tax Sales v.
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3965
Tima v. Attorney General United States  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4199

Justia Opinion Summary: Tima, a citizen of Cameroon, entered the U.S. in 1989 on a nonimmigrant student visa. To stay past his student-eligibility period, he entered into a sham marriage. Tima pleaded guilty to a felony charge of making false s...

In re: New Jersey Tax Sales v.
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2451
Estrada v. Johnson & Johnson  
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2980

Justia Opinion Summary: Estrada filed a purported class action on behalf of: “All persons who purchased [Johnson & Johnson] Baby Powder in California and states with laws that do not conflict with the laws asserted here.” The district court dis...

Ashley Ortiz v. New Jersey State Police
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3095
Allen Howell v. Millersville University of PA
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3538
Oleksandr Oliynyk v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1712
Preston v. Superintendent Graterford SCI  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3095

Justia Opinion Summary: A shooting death occurred during a 2000 fight between the victim, Preston, and Preston’s brother Leonard. Leonard took the stand at his own trial and was convicted of third-degree murder. Preston was later convicted and...

Township of Bordentown v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1047

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners sought to prevent the expansion of Transco’s interstate natural gas pipeline facilities, arguing that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) violated the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717–717z and...

Carol Vorchheimer v. Philadelphian Owners Associati
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1738
Carol Vorchheimer v. Philadelphian Owners Associati
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1738
Vorchheimer v. Philadelphian Owners Association  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1738

Justia Opinion Summary: Vorchheimer suffers from pulmonary hypertension and other disabilities and must use a rolling walker to get around. She owned a condominium in The Philadelphian and had a reserved parking space in front of the building....

Tribune Media Co. v. Younge  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2449

Justia Opinion Summary: Younge, an African-American man, was fired by WPHL, a Tribune television station. Younge claims WPHL subjected him to a hostile work environment because it scheduled him to train under a white co-worker who used racial e...

E. H. v. Fair Lawn Board of Education
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2596
USA v. Charles Bracciodietta
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3048
Lee v. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pittsburgh  
Date: September 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Church’s Deacons recommended Lee as pastor under a 20-year agreement, subject to for-cause early termination. If the Church removed Lee without cause, it would be required to pay Lee salary and benefits for the unexp...

Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2211

Justia Opinion Summary: The Natural Gas Act (NGA) requires a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 15 U.S.C. 717f(c)(1)(A), for construction or operation of a natural gas pipeline, which...

Silver v. Omnicare Inc  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4418

Justia Opinion Summary: Silver’s qui tam action, filed under the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. 3729–33, alleged that PharMerica, which owns and operates institutional pharmacies serving nursing homes, unlawfully discounted prices for nursin...

USA v. Heng Khim
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2507
Taksir v. Vanguard Group  
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3585

Justia Opinion Summary: Vanguard offers retail securities brokerage accounts. Its website stated that Vanguard offered a price of “$2 commissions for stock . . . trades” for customers who maintained a balance in Vanguard accounts of $500,000-$1...

James H. Campbell v.
Date: September 4, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2484
USA v. Anthony London
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 15-1206
Theodore Hayes v. Philip Harvey
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2692
Hayes v. Harvey  
Date: August 31, 2018
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, 42 U.S.C. 1437f(t) (Section 8). Enhanced vouchers exist to enable residents to “choose” to continue r...

Liberty Bell Capital II L.P. v. Warren Hospital
Date: August 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3353
USA v. Jay Goldstein
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 15-4094
Hugo Castellanos Monzon v. Ingrid De La Roca
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2277
David Bakos v. American Airlines Inc
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2505
United States v. Clark  
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2739

Justia Opinion Summary: Edison, New Jersey, Police Officer Bradley and his partner saw a minivan on the road at night without headlights, while its driver was using a mobile phone and had an obstructed view. They pulled over the van, driven by...

United Financial Casualty Co v. Princeton Excess and Surplus
Date: August 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2909
Cup v. Ampco Pittsburgh Corp  
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2349

Justia Opinion Summary: Employees at Akers's manufacturing facility were union members, represented by USW under collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). In 2016, Akers was acquired by Ampco. Former Akers employees who had retired but were unde...

Anthony McNeil v. Grim
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3204
Lundes Garrett v.
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1147
Andrea Stover v. NJ Stuyvesant LLC
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1835
Gregory Burke v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: August 29, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1964
Conard v. Pennsylvania State Police  
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3346

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pennsylvania State Police employed Conard for 17 years as a 911 dispatcher. Conard left her employment in 2002 to move with her husband, who was on active military deployment. She had “outstanding personnel evaluati...

USA v. Curtis Waldron
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1745
Lifewatch Services Inc. v. Highmark, Inc.  
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1990

Justia Opinion Summary: LifeWatch is one of the two largest sellers of telemetry monitors, a type of outpatient cardiac monitoring devices used to diagnose and treat heart arrhythmias, which may signal or lead to more serious medical complicati...

Tanksley v. Daniels  
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2023

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Tanksley, a Philadelphia actor and producer, created a three-episode television pilot, Cream, for which he received a copyright. In 2015, Fox Television debuted a new series, Empire, from award-winning producer...

Geness v. Cox  
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2073

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, Geness lived at McVey's Uniontown Pennsylvania assisted living facility for intellectually disabled people. Another resident, Fiffik, fell from the porch, sustaining serious injuries. Fiffik was discharged from...

David Munchinski v. Gerald Solomon
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2633
Daniel O'Callaghan v. Honorable X
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3077
Roger Wilson v. USA
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1562
John Reardon v. Noel Hillman
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1880
Cailin Soloff v.
Date: August 28, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2586
Melendez- Spencer v. Gloria Shack
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2035
Tyrone Singleton v. Superintendent Camp Hill SCI
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2780
USA v. Antonio Pagan
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3064
Charles Mensah v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3577
Jason Brown v. Philadelphia Office of Human
Date: August 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2117
Carolyn Florimonte v. Borough of Dalton
Date: August 24, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1490
Trina Gumbs v. State of Delaware Department o
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2977
Mitchell v. Superintendent Dallas SCI  
Date: August 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3118

Justia Opinion Summary: After a 2001 joint trial with co-defendants, Eley and Eiland, a jury convicted Mitchell of second-degree murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery for the shooting death of a Harrisburg taxi driver. He is serving...

USA v. Malachi Glass
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2906
Victoria Vooys v. Maria Bentley
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3912
Victoria Vooys v. Maria Bentley
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3912
United States v. Mayo  
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4282

Justia Opinion Summary: Mayo is currently serving a 23-year term of imprisonment for a 2001 conviction as a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced under the Armed Career Criminal Act’s (ACCA) recidivist enhancement provision, 18 U.S...

Encompass Insurance Co v. Stone Mansion Restaurant Inc  
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1479

Justia Opinion Summary: Viviani left Stone Mansion with Hoey. Their vehicle crashed, killing Viviani and seriously injuring Hoey. Hoey sued Viviani’s estate, which tendered the defense to Encompass, which paid Hoey $600,000. Hoey released her c...

Kane v. Barger  
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3027

Justia Opinion Summary: Kane went to the hospital and reported that she may have been the victim of a sexual assault. Coraopolis Police Officer Barger interviewed Kane there. Kane says Barger told her to bring the clothes she wore during the al...

Levins v. Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group, LLC  
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3330

Justia Opinion Summary: The Levins allege that HRRG violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692- 1692p by leaving telephone voice messages that did not use its true name, did not meaningfully disclose its identity, and used...

Michael Hammon v. Township of Kennett
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3708
Jeremy Lewis v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: August 22, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1910
United States v. Hird  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 14-4754

Justia Opinion Summary: Before trial on a 77-count indictment that charged Appellants with operating a ticket-fixing scheme in the Philadelphia Traffic Court, the district court denied a motion to dismiss charges of conspiracy (18 U.S.C. 1349),...

Murray v. City of Philadelphia  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3145

Justia Opinion Summary: Philadelphia police officers shot and killed Purnell, who died intestate. Purnell’s minor daughter is the sole beneficiary of the estate. Murray, Purnell’s mother, hired an attorney and obtained letters of administration...

Vooys v. Bentley  
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3912

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Plaintiffs purchased Cane Bay Beach Bar, on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2005, they sued Defendants for breach of contract related to the sale of that business. Plaintiffs resided in the Virgin Islands fro...

Delaware Dept Nat Resources v. EPA
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1644
Keith Webb v. Warden Allenwood USP
Date: August 21, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2022
Newark Cab Association v. City of Newark  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1358

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, licensed taxi and limousine operators, sued under 42 U.S.C. 1983, challenging an agreement between Newark and Uber as violating their rights under the Takings, Due Process, and Equal Protection Clauses. In or...

The First Liberty Insurance C v. M. M.
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2211
In re: Arctic Glacier International, Inc.  
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2522

Justia Opinion Summary: Arctic, an income trust, filed for bankruptcy under Canada’s analog of Chapter 11 and received recognition under 11 U.S.C. 1521(a). Its bankruptcy Plan imposed few limits on the Monitor (trustee) and insulated Arctic and...

Mattie Cooper v. Thomas Jefferson University Ho
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2982
Francisco Cabrera Colunga v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3816
USA v. Daniel Ortiz
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2925
Karen Tucker v. Secretary of Health and Human
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1692
USA v. Robert Davies
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2113
USA v. Keena Stanton
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4229
Ronald Streck v. Allergan Inc
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1014
QVC Inc v. Ourhouseworks LLC
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1237
USA v. Louis Catarro
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1793
USA v. Daniel Lampley
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2529
USA v. Erik Johnson
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2915
In re: Paulsboro Derailment v.
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3172
Jennifer Kasilag v. Hartford Investment Financial
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1653
Bland v. City of Newark  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2228

Justia Opinion Summary: Newark Police received a report that the Audi had been carjacked at gunpoint. Three hours later, State Troopers spotted the Audi. Bland was behind the wheel. They activated their police lights., Bland drove recklessly, r...

Stanley Kornafel v. Del Chevrolet
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2026
USA v. Brian Hartline
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4217
W.R. Grace & Co. v. Carr  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1208

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs suffer from asbestos disease as a result of exposure to Grace's Montana mining and processing operations and sought to hold Grace’s insurers (CNA), liable for negligence. CNA sought to enforce a third-party cl...

USA v. Barry Bekkedam
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1289
Berardelli v. Allied Services Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: M.B., a second-grade student with dyslexia and epilepsy, took her service dog to school to detect and respond to her seizures. In third grade, M.B. switched to the School, which had a specialized program for dyslexic stu...

USA v. Nathaniel Rodriguez
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1683
United States v. Peppers  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1029

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2000, Peppers was indicted for numerous federal firearms and drug offenses, including murder with a firearm. After a trial, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. On remand, Peppers pleaded guilty as an armed career c...

Leonard Patrick v. Werner Enterprises
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1364
Consumer Financial Protection v. Heartland Campus Solutions ECS
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1516
Thermuthis Lee v. KMart
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2049
USA v. Reginald Lomax, Jr.
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2508
Samson Resources v.
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3502
USA v. Daniel Gatson
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3135
United States v. Fattah  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4397

Justia Opinion Summary: Fattah, a prominent fixture in Philadelphia politics, financially overextended himself in both his personal life and his professional career during an ultimately unsuccessful run for mayor. Fattah received a substantial...

Columbia Gas Transmission LLC v. An Easement to Construct Opera
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2096
Denton Watson v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3536
USA v. Terrence Byrd
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1509
Luis Jimenez Villa v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3094
United States v. Johnson  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 11-1615

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Johnson participated in five bank robberies, carrying a BB gun twice and providing a gun for the others, while serving as a lookout. He was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, 1...

Reading Health System v. Bear Stearns & Co., Inc.  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4234

Justia Opinion Summary: Reading, a Pennsylvania not-for-profit health system, issued auction rate securities (ARSs) to finance capital projects. J.P. Morgan was the underwriter and broker-dealer. Reading claims that J.P. Morgan and others artif...

St. Pierre v. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc.  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1731

Justia Opinion Summary: St. Pierre used New Jersey E-ZPass and agreed to maintain a positive balance in a prepaid account from which highway tolls are automatically deducted. When he failed to maintain a positive balance, E-ZPass assigned his a...

Energy Future Holdings Corp v.
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1958
Tepper v. Amos Financial LLC  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2851

Justia Opinion Summary: Tepper took a home equity line of credit with NOVA Bank secured by a mortgage. The Pennsylvania Department of Banking closed the Bank. The FDIC was its receiver. Tepper stopped receiving statements but attempted to remit...

Roque De La Fuente v. Pedro Cortes
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3778
Jobe Danganan v. Guardian Protection
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3379
Elizabeth Nace v. Pennridge School District
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1383
Shawn Little v. Gregory Hammond
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1463
Shawn Logan v. Pittsburgh School District Boa
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2095
United States v. Green  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2906

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Green was sentenced to 687 months of imprisonment for federal drug and firearms convictions. While serving that sentence, Green attacked another inmate with a shank, then pleaded guilty assault with intent to co...

Ronald Totaro v. Warden Fort Dix FCI
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3613
Victor Shnegelberger v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3649
Melvin Britton v. Oil City School District
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3669
In re: Application of Biomet v.
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3787
USA v. Jason Sheppard
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1550
Nafisah Williams v. Advanced Urgent Care of City L
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1560
Sandra Rumanek v. Independent School Management
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3639
Sandra Rumanek v.
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1200
Gilbert Martinez v. Madelyn Fudeman
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1658
Kareem Millhouse v. Davis
Date: August 3, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1898
Gayatriben Patel v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3093
Victor Vidal v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3208
Shaileshkumar Patel v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3212
Joseph Knauss v. Salina Sachetti
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3389
Giovanni Vella v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3478
Ezaz Chowdhury v.
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1144
Asia Johnson v. Queen Elizabeth
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2200
Johnson v. Wylie
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2246
United States v. Williams  
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3547

Justia Opinion Summary: A DEA officer learned that Williams bought heroin in Detroit, which he sold in Pittsburgh, and placed a GPS tracker on Williams’s car to monitor his movements.. The officer planned to have Williams’s car stopped upon its...

Wang v. Attorney General United States  
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4316

Justia Opinion Summary: Wang, a citizen of China, obtained lawful U.S. permanent resident status in 2010 and worked in a financial services firm. In 2011, without authorization, he purchased oil futures contracts using the firm’s trading accoun...

Pei Chuang v. OD Expense LLC
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1774
Joseph Mrazek v. Township of Stafford
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2061
USA v. Quasim Cunningham
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2612
Hector Ponce-Verduzco v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1684
USA v. Zavia Johnson
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2008
Joshua Taylor v. Larry Shields
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2439
Marc Zitter v. Christopher Petruccelli
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2894
Ronald Boatwright v. Warden Fairton FCI
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3534
US Bank NA v. Maury Rosenberg
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1249
Richard Wilford v. Warden Mckean FCI
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1834
Keith Davis v. Anthony Eberling
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2033
James Bryant v. Karen Kaskie
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2195
Ricketts v. Attorney General United States  
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3182

Justia Opinion Summary: Ricketts petitioned the Third Circuit to review the BIA's denial of his motions to reopen his removal proceedings, arguing that he is actually a U.S. citizen. Finding that there were genuine issues of material fact as to...

Lexpath Technologies Holdings v. Brian Welch
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2604
Vladka Koch v. Vratislav Pechota, Jr.
Date: July 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2737
Heritage Home Group LLC v. FBI Wind Down Inc Liquidating
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2315
Xian Chen v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2392
USA v. Sulpicio Bello-Guerrero
Date: July 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3635
USA v. Luke Atwell
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1753
Miguel Gonzalez Espinoza v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2571
Mielo v. Steak N Shake Operations Inc.  
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2678

Justia Opinion Summary: Disability rights advocates brought a proposed class action suit against Steak ’n Shake under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C 12101, alleging they have personally experienced difficulty ambulating in...

Jeffrey Butler v. Conrad Lamont
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3016
Joel Doe v. Boyertown Area School District
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3113
Joel Doe v. Boyertown Area School District
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3113
Ana O-O v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3160
Fin Associates LP v. Hudson Specialty Insurance Co
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3541
Jerry Reeves v. Superintendent Fayette SCI
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1043
Jerry Reeves v. Superintendent Fayette SCI
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1043
United States v. Green  
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1576

Justia Opinion Summary: Pennsylvania State Trooper Volk, a drug interdiction officer on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, stopped Green, who had multiple prior arrests for drug and weapon offenses. Green allowed Volk to search his vehicle. Volk did no...

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services v. United States  
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2088

Justia Opinion Summary: From 1996-2011 Pennsylvania claimed the costs of a training program, the Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative, “to train long-term care facility staff in the use of alternative measures to physical and chemical re...

Adorers of Blood of Christ v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commisson  
Date: July 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3163

Justia Opinion Summary: Adorers, a religious order of Roman Catholic women, owns land in Columbia, Pennsylvania affected by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision under the Natural Gas Act, to issue a certificate of public con...

USA v. Francisco Lopez
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1244
Sconiers v. United States  
Date: July 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3440

Justia Opinion Summary: On January 6, 2016, in Newark, New Jersey, there was a collision between a car driven by Sconiers and a vehicle owned by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). About two weeks later, Sconiers submitted an administrative tort cl...

Reeves v. Superintendent Fayette SCI  
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1043

Justia Opinion Summary: Reeves was convicted of robbery, carrying a firearm without a license, and second-degree murder relating to a 2006 armed robbery of a gas station convenience store that resulted in the clerk's death. Reeves, arrested thr...

Bank of New York Mellon v. Mark Mazza
Date: July 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3819
Roger Wilson v. Delta Airlines
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1871
Roger Wilson v. Chris Eyster
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1872
Roger Wilson v. McKeesport Police Department
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1873
Roger Wilson v. USA
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1874
Roger Wilson v. Mike Healey
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1875
Roger Wilson v. USA
Date: July 20, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1876
Patrice Leftwich v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1069
Margaret Adeline Veltre v.
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2889
Byron Walker v. USA
Date: July 19, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1544
Hugo Castellanos Monzon v. Ingrid De La Roca
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2277
Augustin v. City of Philadelphia  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1216

Justia Opinion Summary: A Pennsylvania municipal lien is automatic; it is perfected by filing with the local court, without notice or a hearing, where it is publicly docketed. Until filed, a municipal lien may not be enforced through a judicial...

USA v. Tomas Castillo
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1438
Jamila Russell v. Superior Court of the Virgin I
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2255
David Canas-Flores v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2578
John Taylor v. Laurie Spraga
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1776
Palmer v. C & D Technologies, Inc  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2350

Justia Opinion Summary: Relator claimed (False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. 3729-3733) that C&D manufactured and shipped 349 defective batteries to the U.S. government for use in intercontinental ballistic missile launch controls. The matter settled f...

Haggen Holdings LLC v.
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3159
Aaron Reddick v. David Krenkel
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1018
Jerome McIntyre, Jr. v. Kellinger
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1634
Matthew Jones v. Harrington Police Department
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2317
USA v. Alonzo Johnson
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1568
Jamahl Simmons v. State of Pennsylvania
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1667
Asia Johnson v. Jacob Rothschild
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2036
Abdul-Salaam v. Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Corrections  
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 14-9001

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, a Pennsylvania jury found Abdul-Salaam guilty of first-degree murder, robbery, and conspiracy. After a one-day penalty phase hearing in which Abdul-Salaam’s counsel presented three mitigation witnesses, the jury...

USA v. Willis Wheeler
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3780
Consolidation Coal Co v. Director OWCP
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2067
Ayouba Komara v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2201
Bryan Santini v. Joseph Fuentes
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2890
Pellegrino v. United States Transportation Security Administration  
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3047

Justia Opinion Summary: After a confrontational screening at Philadelphia International Airport in 2006, during which police were called, Pellegrino asserted intentional tort claims against TSA screeners. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the...

Fatai King v. US Xpress Inc
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3623
Estate of James Edward Thompso v. James Phillips
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4123
USA v. Joseph Meehan
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4428
Dewayne Rettig v. USA
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3287
Mary Ann Sivolella v. AXA Equitable Life Insurance C
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4241
USA v. Susan Kevra-Shiner
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2655
Omar Folk v. Prime Care Medical Inc
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1352
Holland v. Rosen  
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3104

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2017, New Jersey replaced its system of pretrial release, which had long relied on monetary bail, based on a finding that the system resulted in the release of defendants who could afford to pay for their release, eve...

Carlos Baskerville v. Dr. Young
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1710
Keyon Freeland v.
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2097
Walsh v. Defenders, Inc.  
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2156

Justia Opinion Summary: Walsh, a New Jersey citizen, filed a putative class action in New Jersey Superior Court, alleging that class members purchased home security equipment and monitoring service from defendants and signed contracts that defe...

USA v. Richard Bush
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2778
Alan Ross v. Bennett Meyer
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3127
Alan Ross v. Bennett Meyer
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3127
USA v. Mayank Mishra
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3360
Gartor Brown v. Delaware County Board of Priso
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1431
Evon Grossberg v. Hudson County Dept Human Ser
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2758
USA v. Frederick Burton
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3227
Surinder Singh v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1016
Michael Janeski v.
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2164
Clientron Corp. v. Devon IT Inc  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3432

Justia Opinion Summary: Devon, a Pennsylvania corporation, sells computer products; Bennett and DiRocco, a married couple, jointly own 100 percent of Devon’s shares as tenants by the entirety. In 2010, Devon obtained a contract from Dell. Devon...

Bakran v. Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3440

Justia Opinion Summary: "Immediate relatives” of U.S. Citizens can enter the United States without regard to numerical limitations on immigration. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, 120 Stat. 587 (AWA) amended the statute s...

USA v. Christopher Castelluzzo
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1710
Wayne Land and Mineral Group LLC v. Delaware River Basin Commission  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1800

Justia Opinion Summary: Wayne Land and Mineral Group, wanting to obtain natural gas by fracking reserves, sought a declaratory judgment that an interstate compact does not give the Delaware River Basin Commission authority to review Wayne’s pro...

S.E.R.L. v. Attorney General United States  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2031

Justia Opinion Summary: S.E.R.L., a native of Honduras, fled to the U.S. in 2014 and unsuccessfully sought asylum and statutory withholding of removal based on membership in a proposed particular social group “immediate family members of Hondur...

Minarsky v. Susquehanna County  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2646

Justia Opinion Summary: Minarski, the part-time secretary to Yadlosky, Director of Susquehanna County’s Department of Veterans Affairs, claims that Yadlosky made unwanted sexual advances toward her for years. The two worked separately from othe...

Perwaish v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3008
James Wright v. Debra Sauers
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3152
USA v. Melvin Petersen
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2157
Delilah Graham-Smith v. Wilkes Barre Police Department
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2110
Joni Westawski v. Merck & Co Inc
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4075
Aaron Carter v. Superintendent Coal Township S
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1424
Michael Ho-Sue v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2340
USA v. Torray Eden
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2510
Eduardo Araujo-Trujillo v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2871
Christopher Moore v. Regina Coyne
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1576
Steven Addlespurger v. David Wecht
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1893
Gnana Chinniah v.
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 18-2074
Abdul Kanu v. Warden George Hill Correctiona
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2769
Dominguez v. Yahoo, Inc.  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1243

Justia Opinion Summary: The Third Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Yahoo in a putative class action alleging that Yahoo violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending plaintiff thousands of un...

Richard Ratushny v. Superintendent Huntingdon SCI
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2026
John McGill v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2219
William Einhorn v. Penn Jersey Building Materials
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3092
Alireza Bakhtiari v. Warden McKean FCI
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1402
E. Edward Zimmermann v.
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1789
USA v. Mykal Derry
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1321
Donald Flynn v. Department of Corrections
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1841
Alan Wolf v.
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3098
USA v. Alex Mgbolu
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1583
USA v. Timothy Walker
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1637
Dante Jackson v. Israel Rodriguez
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3111
USA v. Frank Ponder
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3246
Nathaniel Maybin v. Dennis Slobodian
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3316
Steven Voneida v. John Johnson
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3671
In re: John Beeghley v.
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3964
James Singer v. David Heckler
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1450