2019 Third Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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USA v. Mario Oliva
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4232
Bianca Karteron v. One Stop Career Service
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2824
Matthew Jones v. Delaware State Police
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1433
Christopher Young v. Rehka Halligan
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2303
Robert Gary, Jr. v. Workers Comp Appeals Board
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2589
Hil Rizvi v. Maryland Department of Social
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2720
Orie v. Secretary Pennsylvania Department of Corrections  
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1685

Justia Opinion Summary: Orie, a former state senator, used her government-funded legislative staff to do fundraising and campaigning for her reelection. When the Commonwealth investigated, she tried to hide and destroy documents. Orie's sisters...

G2A.COM Sp. z.o.o. (Ltd.) v. USA
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3401
Alicia Coronado-Barrera v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3446
Thomas Davis v. County of Allegheny
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2703
Givi Terentiev v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1954
Elton Hill, II v. Superintendent Mahanoy SCI
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2604
Jack Shulman v. Facebook.com (Inc.)
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2708
Secretary US Dept Labor v. Central Laundry Inc.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3007
Liberty Surplus Insurance v. AXA Insurance Co
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3028
V. E. E-O. v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3063
Jessica Harrison-Harper v. Nike, Inc.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3297
Connelly Construction Corp v. Travelers Casualty & Surety Co
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3631
Gary Miller v. New York & New Jersey Port Aut
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3710
Theresa Victory v. Berks County
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1329
Jeremy Ned v. J. Kardin
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1825
Gilbert Martinez v.
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3085
Sean Donahue v. Dauphin County Solicitors Offi
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2801
Charles Carson v. Willow Valley Communities
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1554
USA v. Abiodun Bakre
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1625
Javitz v. County of Luzerne  
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2389

Justia Opinion Summary: Javitz accepted an “at-will” position as Luzerne County's Director of Human Resources. Javitz participated in meetings with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which resulted in AS...

USA v. Perlie Johnson
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3445
Gregory Crosby v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1895
Leonard Capra v. John Knapp
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2402
Francine Cole v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2555
Ansoumane Diabate v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3397
Christopher West v. Mark Emig
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3806
Tyrone Adkins v. Dallas Reynolds
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3611
Frederick Fagal v. Marywood University
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2174
Donald Miles v. Harold Zech
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2605
Nicholas Lomma v. Ohio National Life Assurance C
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2675
Matthew Jones v. Alicia Howard
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3661
Warnkula Fernando v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3832
Veronica Williams v. Litton Loan Services
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1032
Wells Fargo Bank v. Crystal Dey-El
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1227
Damien Schlager v. Superintendent Fayette SCI
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1896
Anthony West v. USA
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1471
Weih Steve Chang v. Delaware Dept Children & Youth
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3981
Anthony Caiby v. Gary Haidle
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2396
Anthony Heath v. Cynthia Link
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2493
John Costino v. Tonya Anderson
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3380
In Re: Samson Resources v.
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3438
Jerome Kidd v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1068
Antonello Boldrini v. Joseph Giovannini
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1551
Cynthia Yoder v. District Attorney Montgomery C
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1898
USA v. Blaine Handerhan
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1904
In Re: W.R. Grace & Co., et al v.
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1960
Fuquan Ellison v. Olivia Smith
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1033
Francisco Calero v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1260
William Vukich v. Pennsylvania Judicial System
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1331
Lamar Macon v.
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2310
Sylvester Andrews v.
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2559
Terrelle Nelson v.
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2631
Ralph Baker v. Abu Ahsan
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1389
Jeffrey Smiles v. County of Berks
Date: October 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1622
USA v. Boe Keenan
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2600
Moon Express Inc v. Intuitive Machines LLC
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3521
USA v. Francisco Ramos
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2263
Christopher Young v. Jose Boggio
Date: September 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1277
Keisha Sutherland v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3381
Dora Alvarenga-De Rodriguez v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1455
USA v. Mark Coleman
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2869
USA v. Steven Dyke
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3792
Richard Kaul v.
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2375
USA v. Peter Woodley
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4119
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gentile  
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1242

Justia Opinion Summary: Gentile, the owner of a New York broker-dealer, was involved in two pump-and-dump schemes to manipulate penny stocks in 2007-2008. Gentile was arrested in 2012 and agreed to cooperate, but the deal fell apart in 2016. Th...

USA v. Glen Joseph
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2673
Crystal Langford v. Gloucester Township Police Dep
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3259
USA v. Mason Powell
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3626
Rudis Gutierrez-Molina v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1374
Harisadhan Patra v. Pennsylvania State System of H
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3065
Gilbert Martinez v.
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-3086
USA v. Harold Rodriguez-Mercado
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1008
Albert Robinson v. Section 23, Property Owners
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1081
Albert Robinson v. Section 23 Property Owner's As
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1310
USA v. Savino
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2223
Calisia Kelley v. Brian O'Malley
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3283
National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Governor of New Jersey  
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3550

Justia Opinion Summary: The 1992 federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), 28 U.S.C. 3702, prohibited governmental entities from involvement in gambling concerning competitive sports. New Jersey’s 2012 Sports Wagering Act...

Mario Lee v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1906
Mario Lee v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: September 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1907
Prometheus Radio Project v. Federal Communications Commission  
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-1107, 17-1109, 17-1110, 17-1111

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 151, the Federal Communications Commission had rules governing ownership of broadcast media to promote “competition, diversity, and localism.” The 1996 Telecommunications A...

Pomicter v. Luzerne County Convention Center  
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2380

Justia Opinion Summary: The Authority's Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre holds up to 10,000 people and hosts athletic and other commercial entertainment events. The Arena is set back and fenced apart from the public road. Patrons drive on an a...

Lynne Thompson v. Pennsylvania Board of Probatio
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1132
Rhandall Thorpe v. IRS
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1700
EMSI Acquisition v. RSUI Indemnity Company
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2712
Lorraine Gress v. Temple University Health Sys
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3085
PennEast Pipeline Co LLC v.
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1191
Derrick Prather v. Warden Fort Dix FCI
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2835
USA v. Adam Scott
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3296
MD Mall Associates LLC v. CSX Transportation Inc
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1137
Oscar Rivas v. Prospero Equipment Corp
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1553
Ce'Monne Hanna v. Giant Eagle Inc
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1863
Andrew Fields v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2704
Malhan v. Secretary United States Department of State  
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3373

Justia Opinion Summary: Over the past eight years, the Hudson County family court has required Malhan to pay $300,000 in child and spousal support to his putative ex-wife, Myronova. Malhan claims that New Jersey officials violated his federal...

Jonathan Valentin v. ADECCO
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3489
Gianfranco Arena v. RiverSource Life Insurance Co
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1043
Joseph Phipps, Jr. v. Pennsylvania Department of Lab
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1855
Howell v. Superintendent Rockview SCI  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1758

Justia Opinion Summary: Jury selection in Howell’s 2004 prosecution consisted of two venire panels. The first included 35 individuals, two of whom were black; both were excused for hardship. The second panel included 25 potential jurors, all of...

Fed Cetera LLC v. National Credit Services Inc  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1243

Justia Opinion Summary: National, hoping to contract with the federal government to provide student loan collection services, reached an Agreement with Net Gain, which procured networking relationships for its clients. In return for introductio...

Bank of Hope v. Chon  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1567

Justia Opinion Summary: Bank of Hope sued Ryu for embezzling money from its customers. As the case went on, Ryu began sending letters to the Bank’s shareholders, alleging that the Bank’s claims were baseless and were ruining his reputation. He...

United States v. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1693

Justia Opinion Summary: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center includes 20 hospitals. Its more than 2,700 doctors are employed by Medical Center subsidiaries. Each surgeon had a base salary and an annual Work-Unit quota. Every medical service...

Northeastern Pennsylvania Freethought Society v. County of Lackawanna Transit System  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2743

Justia Opinion Summary: Freethought proposed an ad to run on Lackawanna County public buses: “Atheists” with the group’s name and website. County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) rejected the ad under its 2011 policy, prohibiting ads for to...

Corey Brown v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyds
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2977
Laura Medlin v. American Airlines
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3117
John Hartmann v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3698
Earl Pondexter v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1576
George Martin v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2524
USA v. Keith Harris
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1448
Sapa Extrusions, Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2206

Justia Opinion Summary: Sapa manufactures aluminum extruded profiles, pre-treats the metal and coats it with primer and topcoat. For decades, Sapa supplied “organically coated extruded aluminum profiles” to Marvin, which incorporated these extr...

In re: Remicade (Direct Purchaser) Antitrust Litigation  
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3567

Justia Opinion Summary: RDC is a direct purchaser and wholesaler of Remicade, the brand name of infliximab, a “biologic infusion drug” manufactured by J&J and used to treat inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s diseas...

William Burns v. Victoria Femiani
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1413
Andrew Policastro v. New Jersey Education Assn
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1477
Weber v. McGrogan  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4379

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, Weber sued, pro se, nearly 60 defendants, based on her dealings with New Jersey public officials during a child custody matter. When she filed her federal complaint, Weber was also appealing an adverse custody d...

Mariusz Marcinkowski v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1326
In Re: Hackler  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1650

Justia Opinion Summary: Arianna Holding Company purchased a tax lien on a piece of property owned by the Hacklers and eventually obtained title to the Hacklers’ property via foreclosure proceedings. Shortly after Arianna obtained title, the Hac...

Chang v. Children's Advocacy Center of Delaware  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2311

Justia Opinion Summary: Chang filed a qui tam action against the Center, asserting claims on behalf of the United States and the state under the False Claims Act (FCA). and the Delaware False Claims Act. Chang alleged that the Center had sought...

North Sound Capital LLC v. Merck & Co., Inc  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2317

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs alleged pharmaceutical manufacturers stalled the release of clinical trial results for their blockbuster anti-cholesterol drugs, tried to change the study's endpoint to produce more favorable results, conceale...

USA v. Iluonokhalumhe
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2879
United States v. Aviles  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2967

Justia Opinion Summary: While investigating reports that Aviles was conducting a drug-trafficking operation, the Lebanon County Drug Task Force obtained a warrant to search Aviles’s residence. In the probable cause affidavit, officers relied up...

Thomas Alexis v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3240
Ralph Briggs, Sr. v. County of Potter
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3559
Roy Hunt v. County of Potter
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3560
Ralph Briggs, Sr. v. County of Potter
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3668
Gerald Mickie v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3721
Nnamdi Awomokorie v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1466
Julia Calipo v. Erie County Office of Children
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1624
Singh v. Uber Technologies, Inc.  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1397

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), 9 U.S.C. 1–16, places certain arbitration agreements on equal footing with all other contracts, requiring courts to enforce such agreements according to their terms. Section 2 provides...

Tobia Ippolito v. Lisa Ippolito
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1034
USA v. Jahkel Lamar
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1430
Genaro Martinez v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3142
Julius Cephas v. International Longshoremen's
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3231
LABMD, Inc. v. Tiversa Holding Corp.
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3487
PennEast Pipeline Co LLC v.
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1191
Garrett v. Wexford Health  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3480

Justia Opinion Summary: Garrett sued under 42 U.S.C. 1983, claiming deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs and retaliation. Garrett alleged that, while incarcerated, he had been prescribed a wheelchair and walker. When he was tra...

Lyman Hopkins v. Trenton Board of Education
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3701
Michael Palermo v. USA
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3744
In re: PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1191

Justia Opinion Summary: The Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717, allows private gas companies to exercise the federal government’s power to take property by eminent domain, if the company has a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity f...

Chukwuemeka Ezekwo v. Christopher Quirk
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2061
Isaiah Fields v. Delaware Department of Correct
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3673
Michael Balice v. USA
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1425
USA v. Marcus Walker
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 15-4062
USA v. Marcus Walker
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 15-4062
USA v. James Leroy
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2513
USA v. Wheeler Neff
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2282
USA v. Armand Joseph
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3104
DeForte v. Borough of Worthington
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-1923, 17-1924
Evan Townsend v. Borough of Worthington  
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-1924, 17-1924

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, part-time Worthington police officers, were paid hourly wages. The Borough terminated their employment without affording any process. Plaintiffs sued under 42 U.S.C., claiming that the state’s Borough Code or...

Luziga v. Attorney General  
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2444

Justia Opinion Summary: The Third Circuit granted a petition for review challenging the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of petitioner's application for withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and the Conv...

Tilden Recreational Vehicles v. Belair
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2737
Jonathan Pierre v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3525
USA v. Carlos Cegledi
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1390
Quintez Talley v. Dorina Varner
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1824
Tineo v. Attorney General United States  
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1461

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the now-repealed 8 U.S.C. 1432(a)(2), a “child” born outside of the U.S. to noncitizen parents became a citizen upon the naturalization of her surviving parent if one of her parents was deceased. Section 1101(c)(1...

Estate of Vittorio Ginzburg v. Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2686
Velazquez v. Superintendent Fayette SCI  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3176

Justia Opinion Summary: Velazquez and his girlfriend had a physical altercation. He threatened her at his preliminary hearing and, from prison, sent threatening letters. Velazquez refused to enter his detention cell; the guard sustained scratch...

Pellegrino v. Transportation Safety Administration  
Date: August 30, 2019
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...

Verma v. 3001 Castor Inc  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2462

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury awarded more than $4.5 million to a class of dancers at the Penthouse Club, a Philadelphia “adult gentleman’s club,” owned and operated by 3001 Castor, for unpaid minimum wages and unjust enrichment under Pennsylv...

Matheis, Jr. v. CSL Plasma Inc  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3415

Justia Opinion Summary: Matheis, a retired police officer who has successfully managed a diagnosis of PTSD, routinely and safely donated plasma roughly 90 times in an 11-month period at CSL’s plasma donation facility. CSL barred him from making...

Evaristo Serrano Vargas v.
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2362
Christian Womack v.
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2677
Robinson v. New Jersey Transit Rail Operations, Inc.
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3397
USA v. Courtney Johnson
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2009
Nelson Quinteros v. Warden Pike County Corr
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2503
USA v. Isiah Jordan
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2789
Joeys Auto Repair & Body Shop v. County of Fayette
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3087
James Gengo v. Jets Stadium Development, LLC
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3103
Otis Vidale v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3201
Haberle v. Borough of Nazareth  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3429

Justia Opinion Summary: Haberle’s long-time partner, Nixon, suffered from severe mental illness. Nixon committed suicide during an encounter with the Nazareth Police Department. Haberle alleged that the Department’s failure to accommodate menta...

Jameice Nash v. James Kenney
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1256
Artis Carroll, Jr. v. Jeffery Wright
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1313
Thomas Wood v. Detwiler
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1948
Keith Webb v. Warden Allenwood USP
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2110
Xu Feng v. University of Delaware
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1821
USA v. Hargrove
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2891
Jester v. Hutt  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3114

Justia Opinion Summary: Penn boarded Fantasy’s horses. After some of its horses became sick or injured and even died, Fantasy refused to pay boarding invoices totaling $65,707. Fantasy told Penn’s veterinarian, Edelson, that it was considering...

Michael Jester v. Robert Hutt
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3197
Younes Kabbaj v. American School of Tangier
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1573
Rittenhouse Entertainment, Inc v. City of Wilkes-Barre
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2991
Larue McFadden v. Apple Inc.
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3377
Lisa Brown v. Jason Brown
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1821
Heather Oberdorf v. Amazon.com Inc
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1041
USA v. Yarbough
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2854
Guang Lin v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2959
Fields v. Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2974

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pennsylvania House of Representatives begins most legislative sessions with a prayer. Plaintiffs challenged two practices: the House invites guest chaplains to offer the prayer, but it excludes nontheists (those who...

Brian Fields v. Speaker of the Pennsylvania
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3167
NLRB v. 800 River Road Operating Co LL
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2336
Frederick Cullen v. Select Medical Corporation
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2912
Stanley Shinn v. Fedex Freight Inc
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3173
Donald Bass v. Carl Danberg
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3258
Matthew Riboldi v. Warren County Department of Hu
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1397
Arthur D'Amario, III v.
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2055
Sun Life Assurance Co of Canad v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4337
Bonnie Messler v. George Cotz
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3730
Guerra v. Consolidated Rail Corp  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2471

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Railway Safety Act (FRSA) provides that if railroad carriers retaliate against employees who report safety violations, the aggrieved employee may file a complaint with OSHA within 180 days after the alleged r...

Ronald West v. USA
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1272
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1726
Kareem Millhouse v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1753
Nat Vaughn v. MGM Resorts International
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2068
William Himchak, III v.
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2160
USA v. Gregory Jones
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2663
Wolfington v. Reconstructive Orthopaedic Associates II, PC  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3500

Justia Opinion Summary: Wolfington brought a claim under the Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. 1601, stemming from reconstructive knee surgery he received from Reconstructive Orthopaedic Associates (the Rothman Institute). Wolfington alleged that...

USA v. Jose Chaves-Leiva
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3545
Secretary United States Department of Labor v. Bristol Excavating, Inc.  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3663

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. 207, employers must pay employees one-and-a-half times their “regular rate” of pay for all hours worked above a 40-hour work week. “[R]egular rate” includes “all remuneration...

Andrew Wolfington v. Reconstructive Orthopaedic Ass
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1182
Chun Lin v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1385
Stone v. Troy Construction LLC  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1825

Justia Opinion Summary: Stone sued Troy Construction, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated, alleging a willful violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). She claims that Troy paid local employees per diem compensation that...

Joseph Watson v. Trevor Wingard
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2114
Steven LeBoon v. Scottrade Inc
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3097
Corey Bracey v. Huntingdon County
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3224
Lori Scott v. PNC Bank NA
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3363
In Re: Pargev Gazdhyan, Jr v.
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3657
Solomon Miller v. PECO Exelon
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1569
Raymond Winchester v.
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2037
USA v. Richard Joseph
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3548
Turco v. City of Englewood  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3716

Justia Opinion Summary: Englewood amended its ordinances to address aggressive antiabortion protests that had been regularly occurring outside of a health clinic that provided reproductive health services, including abortions. Some of the “mili...

AC & S, Inc v.
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1951
USA v. Christian Rosado
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2567
Ramsey Randall v.
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3652
Carpeah Nyenekor, Sr. v. Warden Jessup FCI
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1133
Jonathan Brownlee v. Keith Hearns
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1267
USA v. Ismail Oyerinde
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1359
Raoul Lafond v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3772
USA v. Joseph Mehl
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2954
Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Sec PA Dept Env Protection
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3299
Fang v. Director United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3318

Justia Opinion Summary: According to its website, the University of Northern New Jersey, founded in 2012, was “nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and the Commission on English Language Accreditati...

Jamiel Johnson v. John Person
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2660
Jaime Gonzalez Giraldo v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3648
Richard Angino v. Transunion LLC
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3704
Michael Matthews v.
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2027
David Dupree v.
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2080
In re: Williams  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Numbers: 16-2273, 16-2080, 16-2026, 16-2312, 16-2414, 16-2422

Justia Opinion Summary: The five Petitioners were convicted, among other offenses, of violating 18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A), which proscribes the use or carry of a firearm during and in relation to a “crime of violence” or “drug trafficking crime,”...

Sebastian Williams v.
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2312
Larry Smith v.
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2414
Russell McNeill, III v.
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2422
Gennaro Rauso v. Thomas Giambrone
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1777
USA v. Anthony Johnson, Jr.
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2616
Gennaro Rauso v. Thomas Giambrone
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2866
Mammana v. Federal Bureau of Prisons  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2937

Justia Opinion Summary: Inmate Mammana felt ill after eating and visited the medical ward. A physician assistant checked Mammana’s blood sugar level, and told Mammana “to return the following day after eating.” For several days, Mammana contin...

Patrice Scott-Moncrieff v. Lost Trails LLC
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3003
Nancy West v. Northampton Clinic Co LLC
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3132
Golden v. New Jersey Institute of Technology  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3150

Justia Opinion Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Golden was researching Golden’s then-forthcoming book, Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities. Golden requested documents from pu...

Gennaro Rauso v. Thomas Giambrone
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3245
Edward Kennedy v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3274
USA v. Cory Sheidy
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3361
USA v. Irvin Newswanger
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1682
Nicholas Bergamatto v. Board of Trustees of Nysa Ila
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2811
Dring v. Ariel Land Owners, Inc.
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2914
Roy L. Williams v.
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1251
Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc. v. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1775

Justia Opinion Summary: The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission sets and collects Turnpike tolls. Act 44 (2007) authorized the Commission to increase tolls and required it to make annual payments for 50 years to the PennDOT Trust Fund. Act 89 (20...

USA v. Balazs Tarnai
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1330
Bastardo-Vale v. Attorney General United States  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2017

Justia Opinion Summary: Bastardo-Vale, a citizen of Venezuela, who entered the U.S. on a student visa, sought review of the Board of Immigration Appeals decision that his Delaware conviction for second-degree unlawful imprisonment constituted a...

Hillocks v. Attorney General United States  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2384

Justia Opinion Summary: Hillocks, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and a lawful U.S. permanent resident, was convicted of using a communication facility to facilitate a felony. The Board of Immigration Appeals applied the modified categorical a...

Shifflett v. Korszniak  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2676

Justia Opinion Summary: Pennsylvania inmate Shifflett was attacked by fellow inmates who broke his jaw. The surgery on his jaw went badly, causing him intense pain for most of a year. He alleges he was denied adequate pain medication and given...

Michael Telzer v. Borough of Englewood Cliffs
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1976
Charte v. American Tutor Inc  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1979

Justia Opinion Summary: Charte, a district manager, became aware of American Tutor’s questionable billing and recruiting practices and expressed her concerns to the company's officers. Charte was terminated. Charte contacted the New Jersey Depa...

Dinaples v. MRS BPO LLC  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2972

Justia Opinion Summary: DiNaples fell behind on her Chase credit card payments. Chase assigned her account to MRS, a debt collection agency, which sent DiNaples a collection letter as a pressure sealed envelope that had a QR code printed on its...

Robert Harper v. County of Delaware
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3378
Rose Mary Knick v. Township of Scott
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3587
USA v. John Doe
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4055
Steven Romansky v. Superintendent Greene SCI
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1993
Joseph Lewis, Jr. v. University of Pennsylvania
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2706
USA v. Hakim Handy
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3394
Hai Chen v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3677
Francisco Herrera-Genao v.
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1429
USA v. David Thomas
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1348
Romansky v. Superintendent Greene SCI  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1993

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1987, Romansky was convicted of car theft-related crimes. His case worked its way through the Pennsylvania courts and eventually generated a federal habeas corpus petition. The district court denied “Romansky’s length...

Freedom From Religion Foundation v. County of Lehigh  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3581

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1944, the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a county seal and agreed to purchase a flag depicting it. Commissioner Hertzog, who designed and voted for the seal, explained two years later: “in ce...

Furgess v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1758

Justia Opinion Summary: Furgess has myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease that inhibits his ability to see, walk, speak, and lift. He arrived at the Albion, Pennsylvania prison in 2014 and was provided with an accessible shower stall and a...

Sahar Jallad v. Felix Madera
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2038
Eric Von Schlichten v. Vincent Mooney
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2945
Gilbert Martinez v. Eagle Disposal
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3238
Gilbert Martinez v. Eagle Disposal
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3540
Catherine McMullen v. Arcadia University
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2125
Steven Kadonsky v. Abu Ahsan
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3288
Timothy Hatten v. Warden Bryan Bledsoe
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1378
Jaludi v. Citigroup  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3577

Justia Opinion Summary: Jaludi began working for Citigroup in 1985 and rose steadily through the ranks. Jaludi was laid off and terminated in 2013 after reporting certain improprieties in Citigroup’s internal complaint monitoring system. Jaludi...

In Re: Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1480

Justia Opinion Summary: News broke in 2012 that Google’s Doubleclick.net cookies were bypassing Safari and Internet Explorer privacy settings and tracking internet-user information. Google settled FTC and state attorneys general lawsuits, agree...

USA v. Permaeshwar Singh
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3416
Guariglia v. United Food & Commerical
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2224
NLRB v. 800 River Road Operating Co LL
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2336
United States v. Damon  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2444

Justia Opinion Summary: Damon pleaded guilty to knowingly and intentionally distributing and possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine, 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A) and 18 U.S.C. 2. The written plea agreement incl...

Bergamatto v. Board of Trustees of NYSA-ILA Pension Fund  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2811

Justia Opinion Summary: Bergamatto began working as a longshoreman in 2000 and stopped working in 2010. In 2013, he applied for retirement benefits under his pension plan, which is covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA),...

Donald Easterling v. City of Newark
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1529
Audrey Gorgonzola v. Director United States Office
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3309
Byron Jones v. Sposato
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3335
Cordaro v. United States  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1022

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003, Cordaro and his co-defendant were elected as two of three Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania county commissioners. About 30 percent of Ackers’ business was municipal engineering, mostly for Lackawanna County. McLai...

USA v. David Cruz
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1393
Kouame Tanoh v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3242
Erika Eberhardinger v. City of York
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3310
In Re: Gordon Forster Lawson v.
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1372
Stechert v. Travelers Home and Marine Ins
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2305
Patricia Smalls v. Riviera Towers Corp
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2615
Richard Bartlinski v. Township of Brick
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1274
Ralph Reed v.
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1615
Chris Jaye v. Oak Knoll Village Condominium
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2187
Silvertop Associates Inc. v. Kangaroo Manufacturing Inc.  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2266

Justia Opinion Summary: The parties dispute the validity of a copyright in a full-body banana costume. The Third Circuit applied the Supreme Court's decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 1002 (2017), and held th...

Caesars Entertainment Corp. v. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 68 Pension Fund  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2465

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal involved one type of partial withdraw under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act (MPPAA): "bargaining out," which occurs when an employer permanently ceases to have an obligation to contribute under...

United States v. Porter  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3268

Justia Opinion Summary: The law is well established that a defendant cannot relitigate the denial of a motion to suppress evidence after he enters a valid, unconditional guilty plea. The Third Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentenc...

In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3317
Gwendolyn Wilson v. Hillsborough Township Construc
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3697
Matthew Jones v. Delaware State Police Headquar
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1431
Matthew Jones v. A. Ahmed
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1434
Daniel Gatson v. FBI
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3122
Yoc-Us v. Attorney General United States  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1520

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners, undocumented aliens from Guatemala, have lived and worked in New York since 2008. They were traveling in a van with eight other men when Pennsylvania State Trooper Macke stopped the van for speeding. Petitio...

Ubaidullah Radiowala v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3480
Richard Curran v.
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2091
Hess v. Commissioner of Social Security  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2226

Justia Opinion Summary: The ALJ who ruled on Hess’s application for social security disability benefits concluded that Hess had “moderate difficulties” in “concentration, persistence or pace,” but offered a detailed explanation for why she beli...

Penn National Insurance v. North River Insurance
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2687
USA v. Ruben Cotto, Jr.
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2844
Modupe Williams v. Pennridge School District
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3794
Joseph Scott v. John Manenti
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3816
Dolores Wright v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1400
Helicopter Helmet LLC v. Gentex Corp
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2208
Crystallex International Corp v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela  
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2797

Justia Opinion Summary: Crystallex, a Canadian gold mining company, invested hundreds of millions of dollars to develop gold deposits in Venezuela, which then expropriated those deposits and transferred them to its state-owned oil company, PDVS...

Hans Ehnert v. Washington Penn Plastic Co In
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3364
Galo Coba v. Ford Motor Co
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2933
Galo Coba v. Ford Motor Co
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2933
Transportation Insurance Co v. Heathland Hospitality
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3683
Samantha Cruz Martinez v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2262
Montville Township Board of Ed v. Zurich American Insurance Co
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3073
631 North Broad Street LP v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins Co
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3094
USA v. Nicholas Mason
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3264
Secretary United States Depart v. Altor Inc
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 13-2621
Mejia-Castanon v. Attorney General United States  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2901

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Guatemala, entered the U.S. without permission in 2002. He was charged as removable in 2013 and sought cancellation of removal. Petitioner admitted to paying $8,000 to an individual to help his b...

George Willekes v. Serengeti Trading Company
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3531
George Willekes v. Serengeti Trading Company
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3633
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co v. Permanent Easement for 7.053 A
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3700
Daniel Barker v. Wilmer Hostetter
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3760
Timothy King v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2571
Oluwatomiwa Adejimi v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2664
Jamila Russell v. Christopher Richardson
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3004
Melissa Chinery v. American Airlines
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3118
LeJeune G. v. Khepera Charter School
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3157
Walter Harris v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1177
Walter Harris v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 50-1177
Jose Nunez v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1858
KeyBank NA v. Fleetway Leasing Co
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2822
Norman Hansen v. International Union of Painter
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2921
Frederick of the Family Gonora v. Office of Child Support Servic
Date: July 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1804
Patrick Doheny, Jr. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2168
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co v. Permanent Easement for 7.053 Acres  
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3700

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the Natural Gas Act of 1938 (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717, Tennessee Gas holds a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, authorizing it to construct natural gas pipelin...

USA v. Mehdi Nikparvar-Fard
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1720
Obasi Investment Ltd v. Tibet Pharmaceuticals Inc  
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1849

Justia Opinion Summary: Tibet, a holding company, “effectively control[led]” Yunnan, a manufacturer. Tibet attempted to raise capital for Yunnan's operations through an initial public offering (IPO). Zou was an investor in Tibet and the sole di...

Herold St. Pierre v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3280
Sandro Vukosavljevic v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3569
USA v. George Elie, Jr.
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3759
Tammy Yori v. Ruiz
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1090
Shamsidin Ali v. Governor of Delaware
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1169
Matthew Jones v. Joseph Biden
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1432
Matthew Jones v. Thomas Carper
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1435
Richard Kaul v.
Date: July 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1977
Chidi Ezeobi v. Warden Fairton FCI
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2103
USA v. Jesse Holovacko
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3395
Jacob Anderson v. Abington Heights School Dist
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1054
Nautilus Insurance Co v. Motel Management Services Inc
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2290
Covenant Partners LP v.
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3163
Juan Argueta Dominguez v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3293
Radiowala v. Attorney General United States  
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3480

Justia Opinion Summary: Radiowala entered the United States on a visitor’s visa in 1998, with his wife and two children, fleeing a noted Indian gangster. Following a 2017 vehicle stop, he was charged as removable because he was present in the U...

USA v. Timothy Anderson
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1121
Kareem Armstrong v. Diraimo
Date: July 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1245
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. President United States
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3752
Mumia Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2296
USA v. David Ramsey
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2932
Luis Castillo-Mejia v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3019
John Saranchuk v. Dan Lello
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3115
USA v. Bernardo Carrasco-Deleon
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3324
John Reardon v. Noel Hillman
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1334
Lorenzo Rufino-Silva v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1559
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. President United States
Date: July 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3752
Richard Annunziata v.
Date: July 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2791
USA v. Chad Stoner
Date: July 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3036
Raheem Louis v. David Ebbert
Date: July 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1327
Shariful Mintu v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2960
USA v. Xiao Zhao
Date: July 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3467
USA v. Terry Mead
Date: July 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3548
Amro Elansari v. University of Pennsylvania
Date: July 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2043
Mohamed Sheikh Ibrahim v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3219
Cipla Ltd v. Amgen Inc
Date: July 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2017
Adams Outdoor Advertising Ltd v. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation  
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2409

Justia Opinion Summary: Adams Outdoor Advertising sought a permit to install a billboard near an interchange on U.S. Route 22 in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation denied the permit because Pennsylvani...

USA v. Abdulrasheed Yusuf
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2487
Kim Carruth v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3496
James Riffin v. Conrail
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1414
Jean Coulter v.
Date: July 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2396
Cabeza v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Cor
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 15-3158
Hugh Wade v. Warden Fairton FCI
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1202
Tilija v. Attorney General United States  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2765

Justia Opinion Summary: Tilija was active in the Nepali Congress Party (NCP), the political rival of the Maoists. While campaigning for the NCP, Maoists attacked him, throwing stones at his face, resulting in stitches. Maoists told Tilija’s fat...

Pennsylvania v. President of the United States  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3752

Justia Opinion Summary: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that women’s health insurance cover preventive health care. Health Resources and Services Administration guidelines indicate that preventative health care includes contraceptive car...

United States v. Blunt  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1195

Justia Opinion Summary: Married criminal defendants, Hall and Blunt, were convicted of engaging in a scheme to collect unemployment compensation benefits from federal and state agencies by using the identities of military service people. They h...

Nyoka O. Reed v. VI Water and Power Authority
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1982
Edwin Peraza v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2214
Patra v. Pennsylvania State System
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2236
Park v. Ahn
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2611
Gordon v. Canada
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2630
USA v. Michael Koch
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2801
Kesnel Fort v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2995
Mariusz Jarzyna v. Home Properties, L.P.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3012
Nkomo v. Attorney General United States  
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3109

Justia Opinion Summary: A lawful permanent resident of the U.S. and a citizen of Zimbabwe, Nkomo was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. 1342; 1349, an “aggravated felony,” which made Nkomo removable and ineligible for most...

Jahmai James v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3354
John Douglas Parker v.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3403
Lan Trinh v. Philadelphia Office of Records
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3473
Adedamola Ganiu v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3483
Peter Fenton, III v. Port Authority of New York
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3679
William Claus, IV v. George Trammell, III
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3800
Diane Orn v. Alltran Financial LP
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3802
Jason Collura v.
Date: July 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1839
Henry Pratt v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1573
Mardel Zuniga v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2350
USA v. Samuel Freeman
Date: July 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3643
Forrest v. Parry  
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4351

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers kicked down doors of a Camden, New Jersey residence. Hours earlier, Forrest had finished work for a contractor across the street. He went to the residence to speak with acquaintances and was inside, waiti...

USA v. Brandon McKelvey
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3784
United States v. Payano  
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1153

Justia Opinion Summary: Payano, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, came to the U.S. legally at age 12. In 1998, at age 18, he pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a controlled substance. In 2001, after completing his sentence, he was...

GN Netcom Inc. v. Plantronics Inc.  
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1287

Justia Opinion Summary: GN and Plantronics manufacture telephone headsets, selling the headsets to customers through distributors. Under the voluntary Plantronics-Only Distributor (POD) program, distributors receive incentives such as favorable...

Albion Engineering Co v. Hartford Fire Insurance Co
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1756
A. H. v. Colonial School District
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2698
David Holt, II v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3630
USA v. Charles Lawson
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3703
Jimmy Davis v. U.S. Postmaster General
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3769
Timothy Turner v. Scott
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1030
Glenn Gross v. Lyons Doughty & Veldhuis
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1031
Daniel Wert v. Warden Allenwood USP
Date: July 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1350
Gregory Brown v. Ellen Mace-Liebson
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2205
Simon v. Government of the Virgin Islands  
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2755

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, three men broke into the Connor home. Connor and Ezekiel returned during the break-in; Ezekiel was shot and killed. The intruders fled. Roach was arrested and charged with first-degree murder under Virgin Island...

Reginaldo Colino v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1446
Coba v. Ford Motor Co.  
Date: July 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2933

Justia Opinion Summary: Beginning in 2001, Ford received complaints from F-Series vehicle purchasers, relating to the fuel tanks. The problems were clustered in certain regions. Ford suspected that unique qualities in regional fuel supplies, pa...

Crystal Biton v. United Airlines
Date: July 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3168
United States v. Santarelli  
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4114

Justia Opinion Summary: Santarelli was convicted of multiple crimes, including mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and was sentenced to 70 months of imprisonment. The Third Circuit affirmed. Santarelli’s...

Francis J. Palo Inc v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3748
Teresa Hipple v. SCIX LLC
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1934
Spartan Concrete Products LLC v. Argos USVI Corp.  
Date: July 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1942

Justia Opinion Summary: Spartan, which operated on St. Croix, sought to displace Heavy Materials as the sole provider of ready-mix concrete on St. Thomas. Upon entering the St. Thomas market, Spartan started a price war that caused financial lo...

Oberdorf v. Amazon.com Inc  
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1041

Justia Opinion Summary: Oberdorf walked her dog with a retractable leash. Unexpectedly, the dog lunged. The D-ring on the collar broke and the leash recoiled and hit Oberdorf’s face and eyeglasses, leaving Oberdorf permanently blind in her left...

Sabre Glbl Inc v. Melody Shan
Date: July 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2079
Octavio Perez v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1277
USA v. Alejandro Meza-Magallon
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1635
Jennie Nicassio v. Viacom International Inc
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2085
United States v. Nunez  
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2341

Justia Opinion Summary: Nunez was indicted for passport fraud, making a false representation of U.S. citizenship, using a false social security number, and producing a state driver’s license not issued for her use. Nunez was detained under the...

Alireza Bakhtiari v. Hause
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3495
Gordon Washington v. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC
Date: July 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1185
TD Bank NA v. Hill  
Date: July 1, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2897

Justia Opinion Summary: Hill built Commerce Bank from a single commercial bank location in 1973 by emphasizing customer loyalty through initiatives such as extended hours, quick account openings, and free perks. His success brought personal acc...

Onkar Mahal v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1500
USA v. Tyson Baker
Date: July 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1663
United States v. Baker  
Date: July 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1663

Justia Opinion Summary: The FBI recruited Fairview Township Police Officer Baker’s fellow officer, Bennage, to assist in an investigation into allegations that Baker was involved in stealing drug proceeds. Baker learned that Bennage had found c...

E. D. v. Sharkey  
Date: July 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1688

Justia Opinion Summary: E.D., a female immigration detainee at the Berks County Residential Center Immigration Family Center (BCRC), brought a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against employee Sharkey, alleging that he violated her Fourteenth Amendment ri...

Jean Coulter v. Gerri Paulisick
Date: June 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1300
United States v. James  
Date: June 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2569

Justia Opinion Summary: James arranged to sell cocaine to a DEA confidential informant, took a bag containing 12 kilograms of cocaine to a hotel room where the informant was staying, and negotiated a price of $13,500. DEA agents immediately arr...

Roger Vactor v. Michael Overmyer
Date: June 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1936
40 Lakeview Drive, LLC v.
Date: June 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2010
Marcia Copeland v. Township of Bellmawr
Date: June 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2867
40 Lakeview Drive, LLC v.
Date: June 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3181
Robert Dixon v.
Date: June 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1292
USA v. Christopher DeGrange
Date: June 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1315
Christopher Fedder v.
Date: June 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1918
USA v. Joel Scott
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1157
Baloga v. Pittston Area School District  
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1344

Justia Opinion Summary: Baloga, a school district custodian since 1999 and vice president of the custodial union since 2010, claimed that the Pittston District and its maintenance director, Serino, violated his First Amendment rights by retalia...

SS Body Armor I, Inc. v. Carter Ledyard & Milburn, LLP  
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2558

Justia Opinion Summary: Brooks, Debtor's CEO, was charged with financial crimes. In class action and derivative lawsuits, Debtor proposed a global settlement that indemnified Brooks for liability under the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX), 15 U.S.C. 72...

United States v. Greene  
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2923

Justia Opinion Summary: Greene and his girlfriend, Manley, traveling in a van without its lights on, were stopped by Hanover Township Officer Stefanowicz. Manley was driving, but was unable to produce a driver’s license, vehicle registration, o...

In Re: Diet Drugs v.
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2978
Abduvakhob Alimbaev v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3159
Jason Kokinda v. Pennsylvania Department of Cor
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3165
Jason Kokinda v. Pennsylvania Department of Cor
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3166
Fabian Morrison v. Karen E. Rochlin
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3354
Stanley Caterbone v.
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1527
William Reed, Jr. v. Karen Scheffler
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2168
USA v. Schaffer
Date: June 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2298
Everett Thomas v. City of Philadelphia
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1742
Gabriel Cassell v. County of Montgomery
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2528
Mark Frazier v. City of Philadelphia
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1156
Heraeus Medical GMBH v. Esschem Inc  
Date: June 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1368

Justia Opinion Summary: Heraeus, a German company, develops and produces bone cement, using copolymers. Biomet also sells bone cement and uses the same copolymers, which it buys from Esschem, a Pennsylvania company. Heraeus holds trade secrets...

Beers v. Attorney General United States  
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3010

Justia Opinion Summary: Beers was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric inpatient hospital in, 2005, after he told his mother that he was suicidal and put a gun in his mouth. Beers has had no further mental health issues. Beers challenged f...

Jamil Gandy v. Sasha Reeder
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3175
USA v. Christopher Heath
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3402
Fan v. Stonemor Partners LP  
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3843

Justia Opinion Summary: StoneMor sells funeral products and services and is required by state law to hold in trust a percentage of proceeds from “pre-need sales.” Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), preneed sales held in trus...

United States v. Meireles-Candel  
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1120

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, A.M. defrauded two banks and their customers, using skimming devices and PIN-pad overlays on ATMs. He was charged with 19 counts of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, 18 U.S.C. 1028A and 1344. He pleaded...

Plaintiff v. Defendant
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2420
M.G. v. North Hunterdon Voorhees Regio
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3440
Nichola Argentina v. Barbara Gillette
Date: June 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1348
Houser v. Folino  
Date: June 19, 2019
Docket Number: 16-2242

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, Pennsylvania inmate Houser sued prison officials (42 U.S.C.1983), claiming deliberate indifference to his medical needs. Houser unsuccessfully requested appointed counsel. Discovery proceeded. The defendants mov...

USA v. Mark White
Date: June 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3479
In re: Energy Future Holdings v.
Date: June 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1957
Blake v. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA  
Date: June 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2368

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005-2006, Blake and Orkis took out mortgages from JP Morgan to buy homes. In 2013, they filed a class action against JP Morgan under the Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act, alleging a scheme to refer homeowner...

USA v. Jonathan Brownlee
Date: June 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2734
USA v. Kenneth Hampton
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3561
United States of America v. Medco Health Solutions Inc
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3562
Deutsche Bank National Trust C v. Bendex Properties LLC
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1911
USA v. Terrell Hampton
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2248
A. P. v. Medina
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2872
Mian Shahid v. Attorney General United States
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3020
Manuel Hernandez v. Corrections Emergency Response
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3391
Omar Folk v. Prime Care Medical
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3602
USA v. Ruben Mitchell
Date: June 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1168
Angela Ruggiero v. Yamaha Motor Corp
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1206
USA v. Azad Khan
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1856
USA v. Jerome Walker
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3119
Brian Kaszuba v. Borough of Dickson City
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3203
USA v. Jorraine Anderson
Date: June 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3336
Patti Kopko v. Lehigh Valley Health Network I
Date: June 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1127