2019 Third Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Mary LaRochelle v. Wilmac Corp
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3349
Curto v. Country Place Condominium Association, Inc.  
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1212

Justia Opinion Summary: Curto wanted to swim with her family after work. Lusardi wanted to swim with his wife, who had disabilities after a series of strokes and needed pool therapy to recover. They lived at A Country Place; its Condominium As...

Fulton v. Philadelphia  
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2574

Justia Opinion Summary: A reporter from the Philadelphia Inquirer informed Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services in March 2018 that two of its agencies would not work with same-sex couples as foster parents. Human Services considered such...

Bonnie Cruickshank-Wallace v. CNA Financial Corp
Date: April 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3635
Tryg Insurance v. CH Robinson Worldwide Inc
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3768
USA v. Rafi Smith
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1633
Shawn Moore v. Brian Luffey
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1716
Liem v. Attorney General United States  
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1955

Justia Opinion Summary: Liem, a citizen of Indonesia, is ethnically Chinese and a Seventh Day Adventist Christian. In Indonesia, Liem witnessed and experienced persecution based on belonging to these groups. In 1999, he obtained a six-month vis...

Cabrera v. Attorney General United States  
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2192

Justia Opinion Summary: Cabrera, born in the Dominican Republic in 1979, was admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in 1988. Two years later, he was adopted by a natural born U.S. citizen, Attenborough. Had he been Attenborough’s b...

Cable Line Inc v. Comcast Cable Communications o
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2316
Ernest Keys v. Warden Fairton FCI
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3647
Gwendolyn Wilson v.
Date: April 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1522
USA v. Miguel Jiminez
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1296
Richard Collins v. City of Philadelphia
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2162
Satheeskannan Senthinathan v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2980
USA v. James Culmer
Date: April 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3452
United States v. Greenspan  
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2458

Justia Opinion Summary: Over seven years, Dr. Greenspan referred more than 100,000 blood tests to Biodiagnostic Laboratory, which made more than $3 million off these tests. In exchange, the Lab gave Greenspan and his associates more than $200,0...

USA v. Shevaun Browne
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2757
James Sodano v. USA
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3467
Robert W Mauthe MD PC v. National Imaging Associates
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2119
Vikas Patel v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2455
Donna Layden v. Target Corp
Date: April 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2614
KEB Hana Bank USA v. Red Mansion LLC
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3195
John Doe v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2988
Santos Andujar v. GNC Corp
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1715
Wanda Frazier v. Morristown Memorial Hospital
Date: April 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3260
Jose Reinoso-Selda v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1977
Ecurie Reve Avec Moi Inc Dream v. New Jersey Racing Commission
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2994
Anthony Falco v. Dawn Zimmer
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3396
Marvin Hernandez-Silvas v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1786
Rene Mendoza Reyez v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1828
Kelly Barrero v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2252
Francisco Barillas v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2301
Maryann Cottrell v. Nicholson Properties LLC
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3088
Raheem Louis v.
Date: April 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3667
James Adams v. Governor of Delaware
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1045
James Adams v. Governor of Delaware
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1045
Lidia Sacaixot-Sacor v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1115
Raphael Mendez v. Stacey Plaskett
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3309
Michael Reynolds v.
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1239
Michael Reynolds v.
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1240
Michael Reynolds v.
Date: April 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1241
Tyrone Green v. Raymond Burkhart
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2632
In re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation (No. VI)  
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3471

Justia Opinion Summary: In the mid-1980s, merchant mariners filed thousands of lawsuits in the Northern District of Ohio against shipowners, asserting that the mariners had been injured due to exposure to asbestos onboard ships. The District Co...

Junior Augustus v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3529
Edison Torres-Jurado v. Administrator of Bergen County
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2116
McDeavitt v. McCarthy
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2310
USA v. Kenneth Michael
Date: April 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3154
Jamar Travillion v. John E. Wetzel
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3248
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd v. Imperium IP Holdings Ltd
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3445
USA v. Miller
Date: April 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2255
USA v. Ibrahim McCants
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3103
USA v. Ibrahim McCants
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3103
USA v. James Lamont Johnson
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1447
Ace Pallet Corporation v. Consolidated Rail Corporation
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2746
Nicholas Purpura v. JP Morgan Chase
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2918
Frederick Banks v.
Date: April 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1263
USA v. Nicholas Rivera
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 15-3689
USA v. Ricardo Donate-Cardona
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1178
T Noye v. Johnson & Johnson Services Inc
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2197
Adams v. Glass
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2756
Gregory Roberts v. Inservco Insurance Services
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3202
Jelani Solomon v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: April 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3500
Jose Vargas-Argeta v. Attorney General United States
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1866
John Komosa, Jr. v. United States Postal Service
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2640
USA v. Jeshua Paonessa-Velez
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1502
USA v. Anthony Gaines
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1545
USA v. Christopher Kalisz
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1832
PAR Pharmaceutical Inc v. QUVA Pharma Inc
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2177
USA v. Tyrone Jacobs
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2800
Tony Mutschler v. Brenda Tritt
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3086
Joseph Scott v.
Date: April 3, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1127
United States v. Rowe  
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1192

Justia Opinion Summary: Pierce was arrested after about 10 grams of marijuana and 40 grams of heroin were discovered in the rental car he was driving. Pierce offered to cooperate and subsequently made controlled transactions under surveillance....

USA v. Michael King
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1513
John Hart v. Christopher Oppman
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2108
Donald Parkell v. Tina Linsey
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2897
Gennaro Rauso v. Warden Schuylkill FCI
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2981
Joshua Bowens v. Matthews
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3032
Arvind Gupta v. Wipro Ltd
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3033
Cynthia Yoder v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3095
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Artis Carroll, Jr.
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3368
USA v. Richard Potts
Date: April 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3470
Robinson v. First State Community Action Agency  
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3141

Justia Opinion Summary: Robinson was told by her manager that “you either don’t know what you’re doing, or you have a disability, or [you’re] dyslexic.” Taking those words seriously, Robinson was tested for dyslexia. She submitted an evaluation...

Jane Jones v. Pi Kappa Alpha Intl Fraternity
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3272
In Re: SRC Liquidation LLC v.
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3614
Daniel Heffley v. Cathleen Bubash
Date: April 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1398
Alexander Guzman v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3220
Jason Brown v. Progressive Specialty Ins Co.
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1005
USA v. Mark Ciavarella, Jr.
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1498
Jackie Stefanowicz v. Suntrust Mortgage Inc
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1680
Lenny Cain v. BOP
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1848
Devon Young v. City of Chester
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1945
Marc Stephens v.
Date: March 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1447
Jamie Elliott v. Grace
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3177
Jency Lopez-Cruz v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1614
County Concrete Corp v. NLRB
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2013
Gilbert Martinez v. Madelyn Fudeman
Date: March 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3337
Sergio De Leon v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1697
William O'Brien, III v. United States Federal Governme
Date: March 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3139
Dwayne Walters v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1752
Daniel Berger v. Hahnemann University Hospital
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3727
Randall Spade v. USA
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2478
John Berkery, Sr. v. Melvin Gudknecht
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2700
Michelle Rascoe v. Neil Cody
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2703
Christopher Harris v. Lesko
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3102
Larry Brown v. Warden Canaan USP
Date: March 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3300
Mecca & Sons Trucking Corp v. White Arrow LLC
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3121
USA v. Matthew Handy
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3842
Rod Slappy-Sutton v. Speedway LLC
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2548
Raysa Alcantara v. Aerotek Inc
Date: March 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2576
Michael Simons v. Boston Scientific
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3824
USA v. Tyrenzo Morton
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1487
Luis Cuellar Manzano v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1939
USA v. Kevante Washington
Date: March 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2530
USA v. Alexandro Gerandino-Aracena
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1142
Marina Lopez-Bonilla v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3406
Marina Lopez-Bonilla v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3406
Daniel Kushner v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2461
Jacqueline Pfendler v. PNC Bank NA
Date: March 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2501
Joseph Aulisio v. Ann Chiampi
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3301
Marina Lopez-Bonilla v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3406
Arturo Leonor v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1737
Maxima Acuna-Atalaya v. Newmont Mining Corp
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2042
Randall v. Philadelphia Law Department  
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2303

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, Philadelphia police found drugs and a gun in an apartment that they thought was Randall’s. They arrested Randall. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office charged him but dropped all the charges in August 201...

USA v. Damon Carey
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2424
Quanguan Zheng v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2752
Jean Coulter v. Paul Laurence Dunbar Community
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2868
Jean Coulter v. Paul Laurence Dunbar Community
Date: March 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3495
USA v. Gregory Miller
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2337
Matthew Jones v. Bridgeville Police Department
Date: March 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3247
Doe v. Heart Solution PC  
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Nita and her husband, Kirtish, pled guilty to defrauding Medicare (18 U.S.C. 1347), based on having forged physicians’ signatures on diagnostic reports and having conducted diagnostic testing without the required physici...

Evangelia Minto v. United States Office of Person
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1336
Solomon Miller v. Todd Burt
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2911
In re: Eugene Villarreal v.
Date: March 14, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1259
Egan Jones Ratings Co v. Steven Pruette
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3415
Roy DePack, Jr. v. Gilroy
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3657
Shore Point Distributing Co v. International Brotherhood of T
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3684
Regional Employers Assurance L v. Gretechen Hutto Castellano
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3753
Kingsly Mengalle Ngede v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1750
Jeffrey Bello v. Edgewater Park Sewerage Auth
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1759
Heine v. Bureau Chief, Division of Fire
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2313
Michael Balice v. USA
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2984
Gerald Bush v. City of Philadelphia
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3191
USA v. Andrew Cox
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3451
Frederick Banks v.
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3513
In re: Frederick Banks v.
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3687
Sandra Rumanek v.
Date: March 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1341
Komis v. Secretary United States Department of Labor  
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 14-3813

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2003-2008, Komis filed more than 60 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints while employed by OSHA. Allegedly in retaliation for those and other EEO complaints filed a decade earlier, Komis contends her employer...

William Dykeman v. Abu Ahsan
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3729
Michael Ortiz v. Cedar Crest College
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1117
Joseph Farmer v.
Date: March 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3808
USA v. Frederick Banks
Date: March 11, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3794
Kamal v. J. Crew Group, Inc.  
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2345

Justia Opinion Summary: Kamal visited various J. Crew store, making credit card purchases. Each time, Kamal “received an electronically printed receipt,” which he retained, that “display[ed] the first six digits of [his] 6 credit card number a...

Mitchell Dinnerstein v. Burlington County College
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3623
Alex Pierre v. Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Date: March 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1592
Madar v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services  
Date: March 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1741

Justia Opinion Summary: Madar was born in communist-ruled Czechoslovakia in 1964, entered the U.S. in 1991, and overstayed. He has litigated his legal status in the decades since his arrival. Madar sought a declaration that he is a U.S. citizen...

United States v. Ayala  
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2422

Justia Opinion Summary: A store owner and her son were forced to lie face down, their hands and mouths taped, while Thomas and Emmanuel stole one million dollars’ worth of jewelry. Miller waited outside in a getaway car, listening to a police s...

John Egan v. Live Nation Worldwide Inc
Date: March 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1794
United States v. Reese  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2484

Justia Opinion Summary: Reese was convicted of six counts each of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft and sentenced to 70 months’ imprisonment, restitution, and three years of supervised release. Three weeks before the scheduled date of Re...

United States v. Williams  
Date: March 5, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3422

Justia Opinion Summary: On January 28, 2014, Williams, was charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Before Williams was arraigned, Williams’s counsel sought a competency hearing. Williams refused to participate in...

Mirna Pena Rodas v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1534
USA v. Jeffrey Bado
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2373
Jose Solano-Chamba v. Attorney General United States
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1323
E. D. v. USA
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1526
Aaron Henry v. Warden James T Vaughn Corr
Date: March 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2885
Frank Day v. Robert White
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2516
Thomas Kelly, Jr. v. Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1162
Raidery Caraballo v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1464
Chita Aliperio v.
Date: February 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1246
Piasecki v. Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County  
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4175

Justia Opinion Summary: Piasecki was convicted of 15 counts of possession of child pornography and was sentenced to three years’ probation. Pennsylvania sex offenders were then subject to “Megan’s Law” registration requirements. While Piaseck...

Leslie Thomas v. Union County Court
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3025
James Nixon, Sr. v.
Date: February 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3815
Chita Aliperio v. Bank of America NA
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2393
Samuel Randolph, IV v. John Wetzel
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2855
Skold v. Galderma Laboratories L.P.  
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3148

Justia Opinion Summary: Sköld coined the name “Restoraderm” for a proprietary drug-delivery formulation that he developed for potential use in skin-care products. He entered into a 2001 letter of intent with CollaGenex, a skin-care company, sta...

United States v. Island  
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3826

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Island was sentenced to 110 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Island commenced supervised release in June 2013; it was scheduled to end on...

Alexandra Kobrick v. Matthew Stevens
Date: February 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2032
USA v. Brian Robinson
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3302
Federal Trade Commission v. Shire ViroPharma Inc  
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1807

Justia Opinion Summary: Shire manufactured and marketed the lucrative drug Vancocin, which is used to treat a life-threatening gastrointestinal infection. After Shire learned that manufacturers were considering making generic equivalents to Van...

Scherer Design Group, LLC v. Ahead Engineering LLC
Date: February 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2835
Barbato v. Greystone Alliance LLC  
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1042

Justia Opinion Summary: Crown buys defaulted consumer debt, then refers the accounts to third-party servicers for collection or hires a law firm to file a collection lawsuit. Crown does not contact consumers directly. Crown purchased Barbato’s...

Mac Truong v.
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2430
Abdul Muhammed v. USA
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1019
Eric Johnson v.
Date: February 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1114
Antonio Greco v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1586
Shawn Murray v. Daniel Keen
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3117
In re: Titus  
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3701

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1999, the Titus & McConomy law firm dissolved and, apparently, abandoned its commercial lease. Titus joined the Schnader firm, which deposited Titus’s wages into a bank account he owned jointly with his wife. The land...

USA v. Tozine Tiller
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1050
Daniel Pochopin v. Johnson Controls Inc
Date: February 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1920
Aybar v. Secretary United States Department of Homeland Security  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1462

Justia Opinion Summary: The U Visa, created under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000, 114 Stat. 1464, grants temporary legal status to victims of specified crimes who have cooperated or are likely to cooperate in the...

Bryan v. Government of the Virgin Islands  
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1941

Justia Opinion Summary: The 2011 Virgin Islands Economic Stability Act (VIESA) sought to reduce government spending by reducing payroll while continuing to provide necessary public services. VIESA offered some of the government’s most expensive...

USA v. Luis Saldana-Figueroa
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2111
Vincent McCrudden v. USA
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2343
Caterbone v. Lancaster City Bureau
Date: February 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2738
Alson Alston v.
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2949
Mahnaz Farzan v. Reza Farzan
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2962
Brandon Fake v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3590
Mohammed ZiZi v. Kathleen Bausman
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1684
Anthony Viola v. Warden McKean FCI
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1757
Jibril Kormoh v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1766
City of Philadelphia v. Attorney General United States  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2648

Justia Opinion Summary: Philadelphia has received funds under the federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program every year since the program’s 2006 inception in 2006. The Justice Department notified the city that it was withhol...

McKinney v. University of Pittsburgh  
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3084

Justia Opinion Summary: When McKinney was granted tenure in 1974, his employment was governed by University Policies that provide that tenured faculty can be terminated only “for cause” and provide yearly salary raises for faculty who perform s...

Dessouki v. Attorney General United States  
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Numbers: 17-3131, 18-2110

Justia Opinion Summary: Dessouki was born in France in 1982. His parents never married; they separately immigrated to the U.S. Though they entered on temporary visas, his mother became a lawful permanent resident and his father a U.S. citizen....

Marilynn English v. Federal National Mortgage Asso
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2669
William Himchak, III v.
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3002
William Curtis v. John Wetzel
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2000
James Walsh v. Kerry Walsh
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3073
USA v. William Harris
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3714
James Adams v. Governor of Delaware
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1045
James Adams v. Governor of Delaware
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1045
Terry Sutton v. Chanceford Township
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1846
Michele Evans v. City of Philadelphia
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1947
Elio Salguero-Galdamez v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2115
Colonial School District v. G. K.
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2190
USA v. Barcar Felder
Date: February 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2294
Jeffrey Workman v. Superintendent Albion SCI
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1969
Lawrence Peterson v. Glunt
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3861
Stratton Peay v. J. Fisher
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1743
Diane Gochin v. Thomas Jefferson University
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2260
Patterson v. Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board  
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2742

Justia Opinion Summary: Patterson, an African-American male and a longtime Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) employee, arrived at an Eddystone, Pennsylvania PLCB-run store to inquire about the store’s operating condition. Patterson ident...

Luis Ahuehuetl-Valente v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1230
Mark Frazier v. City of Philadelphia
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1371
Quan Vu v. Ski Liberty Operating Corp
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1769
USA v. Leo Smith, III
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1961
Dee Farmer v.
Date: February 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3345
United States v. Garner  
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1181

Justia Opinion Summary: Garner asked Saber to be the getaway driver for a bank robbery. Saber, a government informant, set up his phone to send the conversation to the voicemail of FBI Agent Reed. Reed and Saber later recorded several calls wit...

Diet Drugs v.
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1625
Aaron Bressi v. John Gembic
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2806
Franklin Baines v.
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2828
Matthew Jones v. Ruth Minner
Date: February 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3248
United States v. Chapman  
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1656

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2016, Chapman pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. After several continuances, the district court set a date for Chapman’s sentencing hearing. On the scheduled date, Chapman imme...

Omarley Hudson v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3329
United States v. Daniels  
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3503

Justia Opinion Summary: Daniels entered a guilty plea to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and 924(e). He had at least three previous convictions under the Pennsylvania drug statute, 35 Pa. Sta...

Christopher Patterson v. Aetna Life Insurance Co
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3566
Algernon Toole v. Warden McKean FCI
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1826
Asia Johnson v. Clifford Harris
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2329
Clyde Baer, III v.
Date: February 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3715
Jeffrey Workman v. Superintendent Albion SCI
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1969
USA v. Charles Stansbury
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1278
In Re: James Hartman v.
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2162
Nitterhouse Concrete Products v. Glass Molders Pottery Plastics
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1429
USA v. Damari Roulhac
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1808
Wade Knight v. Jonathan Kaminski
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2565
Alberto Concepcion v. Warden Allenwood FCI
Date: February 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3035
Adams v. Governor of Delaware  
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1045

Justia Opinion Summary: Adams, a resident and member of the State Bar of Delaware, wanted to be considered for a state judicial position. Following the announcement of several judicial vacancies, Adams considered applying but ultimately chose n...

Luis Coello-Udiel v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2120
Roadhouse Holding Inc. v.
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2640
Anthony Jones v.
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3738
Pablo Angel-Hernandez v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1847
Pablo Angel-Hernandez v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 4, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3720
Heartland Payment Systems LLC v. Robert Volrath
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1155
Messias Estevao v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1827
Josh Finkelman v. NFL
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4087
Hugo Alvarado-Herrera v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1850
USA v. Brian Mizwa
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1909
USA v. Laquan Allen
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2016
Quitman Robinson v. New Jersey Transit Rail Operat
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3397
USA v. Axel Santos-Cruz
Date: January 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1620
Richard Hvizdak v. Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 15-3213
USA v. Jonathan Snyder
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2241
USA v. James Schlosser
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2872
Roy Rambo v. Admin East Jersey State Prison
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3156
USA v. Jerome King
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1622
Coley v. Swartz
Date: January 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2779
Ali Fares Samara v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1292
Estate of Roman v. Newark  
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2302

Justia Opinion Summary: Newark police officers forcibly entered and searched the apartment of Roman’s girlfriend. They arrested Roman, who was present in the apartment after they found drugs in a common area that was shared by multiple tenants....

Alvin Washington v. Justin Boder
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2457
Quitman Robinson v. New Jersey Transit Rail Operat
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3397
USA v. Jason Mitchell
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3539
USA v. Sanny Chip
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1080
Fitzroy Powell v. Aldous & Associates
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1461
Bedoya v. American Eagle Express, Inc  
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1641

Justia Opinion Summary: Delivery drivers filed a putative class action, alleging that AEX misclassified them as independent contractors when they are actually employees under the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (NJWHL), and the New Jersey Wage Pay...

El Aemer El Mujaddid v.
Date: January 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3756
Brandon Moody v. Jude Conroy
Date: January 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2333
Grimes v. Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Date: January 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2782
Edward Kennedy v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: January 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2895
Frank Andrew v. Todd Buskirk
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3011
Anthony Desantis v. New Jersey Transit
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3591
Dwight Mitchell v. Joseph Fuentes
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1089
Robert Doyle v. United Automobile Aerospace
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1912
William Lewis v. Warden Canaan USP
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2131
E. Zimmermann v. NLRB
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2199
Timothy Young v.
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3054
Anthony Fletcher v.
Date: January 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3603
Gnana Chinniah v. East Pennsboro Township
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3375
Jefferson Guardado v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2068
William Schober v. Leo Schober
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2510
Federal Trade Commission v. Penn State Hershey Medical Center  
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2270

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2015, the Boards of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth formally approved a plan to merge. They had announced the proposal a year earlier; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Federal Trade...

USA v. Anthony Roebuck
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2718
Louis v. Attorney General United States  
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2082

Justia Opinion Summary: Louis, a citizen of Haiti, entered the U.S illegally. He later applied for asylum. While that application was pending, he married a U.S. citizen and sought citizenship on that basis. Louis received a notice, dated August...

Lombardo v. Flynn
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2235
Monica Birch-Min v. Middlesex County Board of Soci
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2467
Johnnie Mickell v. James Weaver
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2771
Thomas Davis v. County of Allegheny
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2962
Francisco Lanzo v.
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3644
Corey Lane v.
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3834
United States v. Goldstein  
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 15-4094

Justia Opinion Summary: Goldstein was arrested for involvement in a kidnapping scheme. Prosecutors obtained a court order under the Stored Communications Act,18 U.S.C. 2703(d), compelling Goldstein’s cell phone carrier to turn over his CSLI. CS...

Raymond Fawole v. Newark Beth Israel Hospital
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3862
G.S. v. Rose Tree Media School Distric
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2886
G.S. v. Rose Tree Media School District  
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2886

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, G.S., his parents, his sisters, and his paternal grandparents moved into a home in Rose Tree School District. The children attended Rose Tree schools. In 2014, G.S.’s parents lost the home. The family moved in w...

Armament Services Intl Inc v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1125
USA v. Kirk Maslanka
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1172
Michael Tracey v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1654
USA v. Eric Stull
Date: January 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1740
USA v. William Hird
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 14-4754
United States v. Tynes
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Numbers: 14-4804, 14-4754, 14-4812, 15-1344, 15-1739, 15-3765
USA v. Thomasine Tynes
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 14-4804
USA v. Robert Mulgrew
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 14-4812
USA v. Robert Mulgrew
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 14-4812
USA v. Michael Lowry
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 15-1344
USA v. Willie Singletary
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 15-1739
USA v. Henry Alfano
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 15-3765
Bryan v. United States  
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1519

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, St. Croix residents Bryan, Beberman, and Francis took a Caribbean cruise aboard the Adventure of the Seas, stopping at several foreign ports before returning. to the United States. Some of the stops are known so...

USA v. Raymont Wright
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1972
Ramon Joseph v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3443
Rafael Martinez v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3621
Williamsport Hospital v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1459
Lenny Cain v. BOP
Date: January 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1848
United States v. Wright  
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1972

Justia Opinion Summary: Wright was charged as a felon in possession of a firearm. Two juries failed to reach a verdict. Both trials involved evidence that officers saw Wright driving a car well above the speed limit. When police began to follow...

Gershwain Sprauve v. West Indian Co Ltd
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2776
Oscar Cazarez-Arguello v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1322
WIlliam Love v. SEPTA
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1980
USA v. Chaka Fattah, Sr.
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4397
USA v. Karen Nicholas
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4410
USA v. Karen Nicholas
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4410
USA v. Herbert Vederman
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4427
USA v. Chaka Fattah, Sr.
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1346
Evette Boyle v. PMA Medical Specialists LLC
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3209
USA v. David Miles
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1491
USA v. David Miles
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1492
USA v. Martin Mentzer
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1501
USA v. Mohammed Rizk
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1696
Tela Bio Inc v. Federal Insurance Co
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1717
Yony Banegas v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1793
Salvatore Moretti v. Michael Mordaga
Date: January 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2966
Karen Camesi v. University of Pittsburgh Med
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3746
Karen Camesi v. University of Pittsburgh Med
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1112
USA v. Alex Cora
Date: January 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1702
Ronald Bilinski v. Wills Eye Hospital
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 16-4298
Charles Bracken v. County of Allegheny
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1101
James Mabry v. Warden Allenwood LSCI
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1538
Fatima Abreu-Nunez v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1615
USA v. Jose Amaya-Vasquez
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1851
James Spencer v. Warden Allenwood USP
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2210
Nevenka Obuskovic v. Kathleen Wood
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2344
Akeem Gumbs v.
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3106
James Cole v.
Date: January 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3417
Raymond Alves v. Merrill Main
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1691
T Mobile Northeast LLC v. Wilmington  
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1831

Justia Opinion Summary: T Mobile unsuccessfully applied to Wilmington’s Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) for permission to erect an antenna. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 allows a disappointed wireless service provider to seek review in a...

Asia Johnson v. Powhatan
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2328
Sean Donahue v. County of Dauphin
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2568
Maria Dicent v. Kaplan University
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2982
Michael Pendleton v.
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3175
Mary Harris v.
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3786
Pricaspian Development Corp v. William Martucci
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3743
Gennaro Rauso v. Warden Schuylkill FCI
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1431
USA v. Frederick Banks
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3091
In re: Richard Adebayo v.
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3461
Michael Pruitt v.
Date: January 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3593
Pedro Pizarro v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Date: January 7, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1775
Guiping Zheng v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1126
Democratic National Committee v. Republican National Committee
Date: January 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1215
USA v. Eric Ziegler
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1033
William Kennedy v. American Airlines Inc
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1547
EShed Alston v. Verizon Delaware LLC
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1743
Lynnann Voorhees v. Indu Tolia
Date: January 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1949
Ku v. Attorney General United States  
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3001

Justia Opinion Summary: Ku, a citizen of Taiwan, was admitted to the U.S. in 1997 and became a lawful permanent resident in 2002. In 2014, Ku was charged with a single count of wire fraud. Ku waived her right to an indictment and was charged by...

Milton Thomas, Sr. v. City of Philadelphia
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3042
Wayne Kuhns v. Travelers Home and Marine Insu
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3371
Simpson v. Attorney General United States  
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3718

Justia Opinion Summary: Simpson applied for a dealer’s federal firearms license (FFL) in 2010. During his interview, ATF representatives explained the legal responsibilities. Simpson signed an Acknowledgement of Federal Firearms Regulations. Si...

Kevin Culley v. Cumberland Valley School Dist
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3800
Culley v. Cumberland Valley School District  
Date: January 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3800

Justia Opinion Summary: At age six, J.C. was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, which affects the digestive tract and can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and malnutrition. J.C.’s school performance was generally strong throug...