2020 Third Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Wilson v. Creamer-Sanzari Joint Venture  
Date: December 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3542

Justia Opinion Summary: Wilson was a marine construction worker on the New Jersey Route 3 bridge replacement project, which spans the Lower Passaic River from Clifton to Rutherford, at a location where the navigation channel was authorized to b...

Damian Gregory v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2229
Joseph Watley v. Michael Felsman
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2820
Gregory Addington v. Senior Vice President Human R
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2959
USA v. Jose Anico
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3960
Derrick Gibson v. Mary Flemming
Date: December 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1669
Arvinder Singh v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3416
USA v. Fendi Brooks
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3562
Mordechai Samet v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3652
Calvin Williams v. Christopher Sontchi
Date: December 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1954
Mark Butterline v. City of Philadelphia
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2908
Charles Simonson v. Borough of Taylor
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1896
Zoe Ajjahnon v. St Josephs University Medical
Date: December 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2386
American Board of Internal Med v. Jaime Salas Rushford
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2461
Allen Feingold v. Palmer & Barr
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2621
USA v. Clement Bougouneau
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1266
Robert Metzgar, III v. Del Dept of Natural Resources
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1294
Pennsylvania National Mutual C v. New England Reinsurance Corpor
Date: December 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1635
Newton v. Commissioner Social Security  
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1961

Justia Opinion Summary: Dual-status military technicians are “Federal civilian employees” but must maintain National Guard membership and wear the appropriate military uniform while performing civilian technician duties. They must meet certain...

Mukeshkumar Patel v. Vithalbhai Dhaduk
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3918
D.W. v. Susan Raufer
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1071
Ronnie Coleman, Jr. v. New Jersey Transit
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1821
Ricky Sisco v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: December 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2101
Rad v. Attorney General United States  
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1404

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2012, Rad and others were charged with acquiring penny stocks, “pumping” the prices of those stocks by bombarding investors with misleading spam emails, and then “dumping” their shares at a profit. Rad was convicted o...

MSKP Oak Grove LLC v. Carol Venuto
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3372
United States v. Hart  
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3718

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2005, Hart was convicted of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute. The Sentencing Guidelines recommended 35 years to life imprisonment; because of his extensive criminal record and the amount of crack, hi...

Themba Sanganza v. Warden Allenwood FCI Medium
Date: December 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2095
Screen Actors Guild American F v. Sheridan Broadcasting Networks
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3466
Utility Workers United Associa v. Pennsylvania American Water Co
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1461
Richard Thompson v. Administrator New Jersey State
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1740
Zhaojin Ke v. Philadelphia Parking Authority
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2131
Jeremey Melvin v.
Date: December 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2757
Christopher West v. Warden James T Vaughn Correcti
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3421
USA v. Arthur Greaves
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3577
Wilnick Dorval v. KAC 357 Inc
Date: December 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1538
Christopher Rodland v. Superintendent Houtzdale SCI
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1892
USA v. Reginald Braddy
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1527
K. E. v. Northern Highlands Regional Bo
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3771
Wilnick Dorval v. Sapphire Village Condominium A
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1681
Rena C. v. Colonial School District
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1694
Nohemy Lopez-Reyes v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1862
Robert Nemeth, Jr. v. Office of the Clerk of the Sup
Date: December 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2244
Travillion v. Superintendent Rockview SCI  
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1282

Justia Opinion Summary: On February 24, 2003, Diodati arrived at work, unlocked the store, and entered. Someone behind her “pushed his way inside," and told her to turn off the alarm. Diodati did so. The masked intruder demanded money from the...

Antonia Lerner v. Citigroup
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2984
Sanact Inc v. US Pipelining LLC
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1202
USA v. Juan Pando-Aucay
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1425
Terry Simonton, Jr. v. Megan Ryland-Tanner
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1768
Fabrice Snowden v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1996
Kathleen McCullough v. Pennsylvania Board of Probatio
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2473
Kathleen McCullough v. Pennsylvania Board of Probatio
Date: December 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2704
Leslie Evans-Sampson v. PA Dept of Human Services
Date: December 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1745
United States v. Heatherly  
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2424

Justia Opinion Summary: Heatherly and William frequented an internet chat room where users regularly shared child pornography. One chat-room user repeatedly live-streamed himself raping and sexually abusing his six-year-old nephew. Heatherly an...

USA v. Le'Quan Registe
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3155
Jeffrey Broadhurst v. Citimortgage
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1665
Maxima Acuna-Atalaya v. Newmont Mining Corp
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1765
People of the Virgin Islands v. Gary Simmonds
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1903
Joseph Aruanno v.
Date: December 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2702
Isaac Bracy v. Pfizer Inc
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2217
USA v. Herman Rosario
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2163
USA v. James Hill
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2532
Gerald Edwards v. Karen Rice
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1217
USA v. Krishna Mote
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1615
USA v. Jehiel Pena Estrada
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1852
Zhaojin Ke v. Pennsylvania State Employees R
Date: December 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2047
Florence Chailla v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3475
Albert Robus v. Michael Yoon
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1691
B. Janet Petti v. Ocean County Board of Health
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2137
James Carson, Jr. v. Jessica Aurand
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2672
Craig Moss v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3439
Dante Burton v. Watson
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3505
Talli J. McFadden v. Odeida Dalmasi
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3823
Brandon Fake v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3912
Kareem Millhouse v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1048
Gilbert Martinez v. USA
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2103
In re: Michael Rinaldi v.
Date: December 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2206
Louis Myers v. Geico Casualty Co
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1108
Michael Konowicz v. Jonathan Carr
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1238
Santo Islaam v. M. Kubicki
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1917
David Luster v. Warden McKean FCI
Date: December 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2098
USA v. Mark Miller
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3933
Ralph Talarico v. Public Partnerships LLC
Date: December 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1413
Federal Trade Commission v. AbbVie Inc
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2621
Federal Trade Commission v. AbbVie Inc
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2621
Federal Trade Commission v. AbbVie Inc
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2748
Federal Trade Commission v. AbbVie Inc  
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2758

Justia Opinion Summary: AndroGel, a testosterone replacement therapy, generated billions of dollars in sales, The Federal Trade Commission sued the owners of an AndroGel patent under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 21 U.S.C....

Rodney Handy, Jr. v. Leeloni Palmiero
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3156
USA v. Kahlil Hampton
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3750
USA v. George Gilmore
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1234
USA v. Devlon Saunders
Date: December 4, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1969
A.B. v. Pleasant Valley School Distric
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2513
Tyrone Anderson v. Perry Phelps
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3476
Landsource Communities Develop v.
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1134
James Wilson v.
Date: December 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1780
USA v. Atticus Sliter-Matias
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1940
CKSJB Holdings LLC v. EPAM Systems Inc
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1951
David Watson v. Gus Christo
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2737
Mayco Lopez-Ramirez v. Attorney General United States
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1547
Jeff Pearson v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1760
Laborers Local #231 Pension v. Rory Cowan
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1844
Curtis Gibson v. Seth Erickson
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1910
Christopher Young v. Tammy Ferguson
Date: December 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1959
United States v. Nasir  
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2888

Justia Opinion Summary: The owner told officers that he suspected Nasir used unit C69 for drug activity and provided a photograph of the inside, showing coolers and a box of baggies. The police learned that Nasir had felony drug convictions. T...

Spanier v. Director Dauphin County Probation Services  
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2228

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Penn State’s former president, Spanier, and others decided not to report to state authorities suspected sexual abuse of children involving the school’s football program and Jerry Sandusky, the well-known defensi...

In re: Newell Brands Inc v.
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1292
Serene Dudhi v. Temple Health Oaks Lung Center
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1720
Derrick Jacobs v. City of Philadelphia
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1967
Darren Miller v. Amanda Hartwell
Date: December 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2259
John Powers v. John Powers
Date: November 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3167
Sun Chemical Corp v. Fike Corp  
Date: November 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1062

Justia Opinion Summary: Sun made news ink at its East Rutherford facility and purchased a dust-collection system that included a Fike suppression system to contain explosions in case of a fire in the collection system. On the first day the sys...

Zoe Ajjahnon v. St Josephs University Medical
Date: November 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2386
Donald J. Trump for President v. Secretary Commonwealth of PA
Date: November 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3371
Ramsey Randall v. Superintendent Mahanoy SCI
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2381
Bharatkumar Thakker v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2780
David Goldrich v. City of Jersey City
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3813
David Goldrich v. City of Jersey City
Date: November 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3840
Folajtar v. Attorney General of the United States  
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1687

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Folajtar pled guilty to a federal felony: willfully making a materially false statement on her tax returns, which is punishable by up to three years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000, 26 U.S.C. 7206(1)....

USA v. Iman Sears
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1016
Victor Castillo v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1416
Dolores Lloyd v. Presby's Inspired Life
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1432
Luisa Liberto v. Geisinger Hospital
Date: November 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2012
Paul Estanio v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2440
Eleanor Schiano v. HomEq Servicing
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2956
USA v. Mark Melvin
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3967
USA v. Richie Wheeler
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1262
Thorne v. Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack  
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1540

Justia Opinion Summary: A regulation promulgated under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, 49 U.S.C. 30101, requires a tire dealer to help customers register their new tires with the manufacturer. The regulation prescribes three...

Lyndon Peterson v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 20, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1563
Donald Hennessey, Jr. v. Dollar Bank, FSB
Date: November 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3964
Sync Labs LLC v. Fusion Manufacturing
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3122
Rita Tedesco v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3473
Family Civil Liberties Union v. New Jersey Department of Child
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1455
Sergei Kovalev v. Meghan Claiborne
Date: November 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1592
USA v. Edward Wunder
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3373
Donna Katz v. UPMC
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3938
Sergei Kovalev v. Irina Stepansky
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1473
Marcus White v.
Date: November 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3196
Martha Yunga-Tenecela v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1344
Christian Womack v.
Date: November 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3011
USA v. Devon Sanders
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2719
USA v. Taurean Potter
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3647
Bognet v. Secretary Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  
Date: November 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3214

Justia Opinion Summary: Pennsylvania Act 77 established “no-excuse” absentee voting. All eligible Pennsylvania voters may vote by mail without showing their absence from their voting district on the day of the election; “[a]pplications for mail...

USA v. Wayne Sanders, Jr.
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1412
Matthew Zeledjieski v. Superintendent Greene SCI
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1822
Luz Rodriguez v. Trenton Police Department
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3198
Tjoo Ng v. Attorney General United States
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1340
USA v. Wayne Sanders, Jr.
Date: November 12, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1502
Christina Knapp v. U.S. Department of HHS
Date: November 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1537
Robert Browning v. Glenn Grant
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1795
Peter Wirs v.
Date: November 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-3119
Stephen Simoni v. Edward Diamond
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2097
Ali Razak v. Uber Technologies Inc
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1944
Tuesday Banner v. Genelle Fletcher
Date: November 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1580
Khan v. Attorney General United States  
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1427

Justia Opinion Summary: Khan was admitted to the U.S. as a legal permanent resident in 2000. In 2006, he pleaded guilty to possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana. He was not then subject to removal for “a single offense involving p...

Andrea Irizarry v. Abbott Laboratories
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3574
Z View Enterprises LLC v. Giant Eagle Inc
Date: November 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1151
USA v. Ilma Soriano Nunez
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1032
Ariel Barel v. Office of the Clerk of the Sup
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1481
Myron Moton v. Wetzel
Date: November 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2432
Jose Escobar-Lopez v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3975
Timothy Burns v. Troy Stratos
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3136
Anthony Samango, Jr. v. USA
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2682
United States v. Brito  
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3239

Justia Opinion Summary: Brito, in the U.S. illegally, was arrested in 2001, after delivering heroin to an undercover officer; he admitted that he had been selling heroin for more than a year. After his release from prison, he was removed to th...

USA v. Francisco Brito
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3239
Orlando DeJesus v. State of Delaware
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3817
Louis Neptune v.
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2648
USA v. John Doe
Date: October 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2650
Washington University v. Wisconsin Alumni Research Foun
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3795
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line v. Ryan Regec
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2738
Eleanor Schiano v. HomEq Servicing
Date: October 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2956
John Doe v. St Josephs University
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2158
USA v. Ronald Grover
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2885
Green Field Energy v.
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3645
Daniel Brown v. United States Department of Ho
Date: October 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1883
Rosetta Dasaro v. County of Monmouth
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1336
Rodney Tyger v. Precision Drilling Corp
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1070
Matthew Parker v. Butler County
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1970
John Fink v.
Date: October 26, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2923
Bienvenido Rodriguez, Jr. v. Rev. Ulli Klemm
Date: October 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2029
Robert Holton v. Bobby Henon
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2825
Ramon Milligan v. Alex Jacob
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2860
PDX North Inc v. Commissioner New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development  
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2968

Justia Opinion Summary: PDX is a last-mile shipper of wholesale auto parts in New Jersey and other states. Depending on the volume and timing of its customers’ shipping needs, PDX hires “independent owner-operators” on an “as-needed” basis. PD...

PDX North Inc v. Commissioner New Jersey Depart
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2993
Martin McCullagh v. Martin McCullagh
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1027
Sharon James v.
Date: October 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2851
Grijalva-Martinez v. Attorney General United States  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1740

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the status of Grijalva-Martinez, a citizen of Guatemala, was adjusted from asylee to lawful permanent resident. In 2016, he was convicted, under New Jersey law, of criminal sexual contact and of endangering the...

Howell v. Superintendent Albion SCI  
Date: October 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1780

Justia Opinion Summary: On December 24, 1982, Philadelphia police officers found Allen lying in his blood between cars. The police found no other physical evidence relating to Allen's death. Howell was arrested. At the preliminary hearing, Par...

Beth Schirnhofer v. Premier Comp Solutions LLC
Date: October 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2415
USA v. David Best
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3169
USA v. William O'Brien, III
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3649
Jason Wright v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1166
National Medical Imaging LLC v. U.S. Bank, N.A.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3057
National Medical Imaging LLC v.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3058
National Medical Imaging LLC v.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3059
National Medical Imaging LLC v.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3254
National Medical Imaging LLC v.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3255
United States v. Melvin  
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1158

Justia Opinion Summary: Melvin pleaded guilty to possession and transfer of a machine gun, being a felon in possession of a firearm, engaging in an illegal firearms business, and conspiracy. Melvin began his three-year term of supervised releas...

Michael Gorbey v.
Date: October 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2534
Evelyn Rivera v.
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2676
USA v. David Kendrick
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2282
In Re: Erica Lynn Milton v.
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3766
Anthony Viola v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1508
LeRoy Shelley v. Dana Metzger
Date: October 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2077
John Doe 1 v. Governor of Pennsylvania  
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1927

Justia Opinion Summary: Doe I was certified committable in 2011 after he became depressed and had an emergency evaluation. Doe II was certified committable in 1996 after he threatened to harm himself. Both commitment certification records were...

Larios v. Attorney General United States  
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2594

Justia Opinion Summary: Larios, an El Salvadoran national, entered the country without inspection in 1986. In 1998, Larios, allegedly thinking he was being robbed, pulled out a knife and caused the person to flee. Larios pleaded guilty to “thre...

Surender Malhan v. David Katz
Date: October 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1112
Thomas Olick v.
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2280
In Re:Hertz Global Holdings v.
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3532
Cristian Cantarero Castro v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3733
Marco Garcia Madrid v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3009
USA v. Cary Peterson
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1093
Ezaki Gliko Kabushiki Kaisha v. Lotte International America Corp.  
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3010

Justia Opinion Summary: Ezaki, a Japanese confectionery company, makes and sells “Pocky,” thin, stick-shaped cookies that are partly coated with chocolate or flavored cream. The end of each is left partly uncoated to serve as a handle. In 1978,...

United States v. Capps  
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3033

Justia Opinion Summary: While working for Vanguard, Capps fraudulently caused funds from dormant accounts to be mailed to co-conspirators, one of whom then wrote checks conveying back to him some of the proceeds. Capps received at least two che...

Muhammad Sajid v. Mohammad Ijaz
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3043
431 East Palisade Avenue Real Estate LLC v. City of Englewood  
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3621

Justia Opinion Summary: Palisade sought to build a 150-bed for-profit assisted living facility, which would provide supportive services to memory care patients 0n a 4.96-acre parcel located partially in the city and partially in the borough. Th...

John Wojciechowski v. Marlene Musial
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3661
USA v. Richie Wheeler
Date: October 8, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1262
Reefco Services Inc. v. Government of Virgin Islands
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3290
Shalea Oliver v. Service Employees Internationa
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3876
Fiaz Khan v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1354
Jose Montalban v. Powell
Date: October 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1806
USA v. Michael Fanelli
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1159
Republic Franklin Insurance Co v. Brethren Mutual Insurance Comp
Date: October 6, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1431
John Powers v. Warden Allenwood USP
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2339
Raymond Winchester v.
Date: October 5, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2511
Kevin McManus v. Barnegat Operating Co
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3184
Mirambeaux v. Attorney General United States  
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3224

Justia Opinion Summary: Mirambeaux, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident in 1999. In 2008, Mirambeaux pled guilty to the distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. In 2018, he was c...

Miguel Mirambeaux v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3224
Ajay Kajla v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3978
Ajay Kajla v. Wells Fargo Bank NA
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3979
Pamela Kajla v. US Bank NA as Trustee for Cred
Date: October 2, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1120
Angela Hyman v. Capital One Auto Finance
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2495
Javier Hernandez-Morales v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3000
Hernandez-Morales v. Attorney General United States  
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3000

Justia Opinion Summary: Hernandez-Morales, a citizen of Mexico, entered the U.S. illegally in 1995. He shares custody of his daughters, who are U.S. citizens. During the week, the daughters live with their father in a well-regarded school distr...

Simeon Spence v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3063
Rodolfo Lopez-Montesino v. Attorney General United States
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3660
Lloyd Allan Jones v.
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3899
USA v. Shawn Harvey
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3948
USA v. Jorge Rosa-Hernandez
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3962
Michael Beautyman v. David Laurent
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1171
Dorothea Sudler v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: October 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1341
Federal Trade Commission v. AbbVie Inc  
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2621

Justia Opinion Summary: AndroGel is a testosterone replacement therapy that generated billions of dollars in sales. The Federal Trade Commission sued under Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, alleging that AndroGel’s patent owner...

Franklin Lopez-Santos v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1703
Marcus White v.
Date: September 30, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2286
Montague Walker v. Pennsylvania Department of Cor
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3062
Reed v. Devlin  
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1632

Justia Opinion Summary: An individual arrested in Philadelphia typically is brought before an Arraignment Court Magistrate for a preliminary arraignment. If an arrestee seeks review of the magistrate’s decision, an emergency municipal court ju...

Fitzroy Clifford v. Stephen Petrillo
Date: September 29, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1930
USA v. Patrick Owusu
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2425
Linda Lacey v. City of Newark
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3140
Luis Dotson v. Nationwide Credit Inc
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3695
Robert W. Knaak v.
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1021
Robert W. Knaak v.
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1022
Ifedoo Enigwe v.
Date: September 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1973
Bradley Beers v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3010
Gulabbhai Mistry v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1384
Ibrahim Soral v. Wilmington Trust NA
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1489
Hil Rizvi v. Maryland Department of Social
Date: September 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2136
Crozer-Chester Medical Center v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1640

Justia Opinion Summary: A union representing healthcare network employees learned that the network was being sold to another entity and that the sale agreement contained information bearing on the terms and conditions of its members’ employment...

Aaron Tyson v. Superintendent Houtzdale SCI
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1391
Aaron Tyson v. Superintendent Houtzdale SCI
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1391
Paul Aversano v. Santander Bank NA
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2868
USA v. Gregory Jackson
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3299
Dennis Klein v. Met Ed
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1297
USA v. Milad Shaker
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1335
Palani Karupaiyan v. Atlantic Realty Development Co
Date: September 24, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2491
In re: Allergan Erisa v.
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2729
Tyson v. Superintendent Houtzdale SCI  
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1391

Justia Opinion Summary: Tyson handed his gun to Powell and waited in the getaway car while Powell shot and killed two men in a stopped van. A Monroe County, Pennsylvania jury convicted Tyson of two counts of first-degree murder as an accomplice...

Christopher Spagnola v. Megan P. Thomas
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1932
Linda Rizzo-Rupon v. International Association of M
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1106
John Savadjian v. Marlene Caride
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1140
Paul Alkins v. Boeing Co
Date: September 23, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1233
DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. v. Sheridan  
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3187

Justia Opinion Summary: DLJ brought a debt and foreclosure action against the Sheridans and the IRS. At the close of DLJ’s case-in-chief, the district court granted judgment in favor of DLJ under FRCP 52(c), concluding that DLJ satisfied all el...

USA v. Robert Dowling
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1745
Hesketh Revan v. Essex County Correctional Faci
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1882
Hemmingway Saisi v. Carolyn Murray
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2427
Patricia Thompson v. Real Estate Mortgage Network
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2728
Johnson v. City of Philadelphia  
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2938

Justia Opinion Summary: Alita, her son, and her stepfather died in a fire that engulfed their Philadelphia apartment. With the building already burning, Alita had called 911. A fire department operator instructed her to remain inside, promisin...

Zhaojin Ke v. Michael Dipasquale
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3308
Floridalma Garcia-Garcia v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3464
Mark Tingey v. Dage Gardner
Date: September 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1099
Susan Mousavi v. USCIS
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1476
Watters v. Board of School Directors of the City of Scranton  
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3061

Justia Opinion Summary: Three Pennsylvania teachers who obtained tenure contracts under the state’s Public School Code brought a claim under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the Scranton School District deprived them of rights under the Contracts...

USA v. Francisco Brito
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3239
Reginald Sydnor v. Mark Robbins
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1006
Peter Gordon v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1184
USA v. Christopher Younger
Date: September 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1571
In re: Allergan ERISA Litigation  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2729

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs are participants in the Allergan Savings and Investment Plan, which provides various investment options, including an employee stock ownership feature for buying Allergan stock. According to the plaintiffs...

Porter v. City of Philadelphia  
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3105

Justia Opinion Summary: Porter co-owned property with a partner. His wife, Debra, held an unrecorded $2.8 million mortgage on the property. Unbeknownst to Porter, his partner obtained a second mortgage on the property from Commerce. That mortg...

Linda Taylor v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2962
Frederick Nahas v. Shore Medical Center
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3433
Wander Pires-Paiva v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1290
Armand Andreozzi v. Warden McKean FCI
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3577
Charles Brown v. William Sprenkle
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3200
Daniel Heffley v. Kimberly Steele
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3446
Lenwood Hamilton v. Lester Speight
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3495
C. George v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1023
Robson De Maria v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1205
In re: David Robinson v.
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2034
In re: David Robinson v.
Date: September 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2053
El v. City of Pittsburgh  
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2856

Justia Opinion Summary: Pittsburgh Lieutenant Kacsuta saw brothers Beyshaud and Will leaving a store and thought that Beyshaud was holding synthetic marijuana, which reportedly was being sold from the store. She followed them, calling for backu...

Morning Sun Books, Inc. v. Division Point Models, Inc.
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3510
Abdel Fattah v. Director United States Immigr
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2140
USA v. Fernandino Rodriguez-Colon
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3008
Wilson Baquero v. Jennifer Mendoza
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3607
A. J. v. Lancaster County
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1154
Lassissi Afolabi v. Warden Fort Dix FCI
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1958
Johnnie Mickell v. Lycoming County Central Collec
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2020
Michael Romero v. Abu Ahsan
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1056
USA v. Victor Henderson
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2485
Jose Aleman v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2510
United States v. Easter  
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2587

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, Easter was convicted of drug offenses involving crack cocaine and one firearms offense. The drug counts each carried a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment. The gun charge carried a mandatory cons...

USA v. Nicholas Martino
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3769
USA v. Jelani Solomon
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1150
Paul Argen v. David Katz
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1253
Julio Christian v.
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2287
MZM Construction Co. Inc. v. NJ Building Laborers Statewide BenefitsFunds  
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3791

Justia Opinion Summary: In a dispute concerning a construction company’s liability for contributions to the Benefits Fund, the Fund unilaterally scheduled arbitration. The company sought to enjoin arbitration, alleging fraud in the execution of...

Center for Investigative Reporting v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority  
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1170

Justia Opinion Summary: The Center for Investigative Reporting sought a permanent injunction that would require the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) to run an advertisement on the inside of SEPTA buses. The advertiseme...

Tazu v. Attorney General United States  
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1715

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1993, Tazu left his native Bangladesh, entered the U.S. without inspection, and applied for asylum based on political persecution. Eight years later, an IJ denied that application. Tazu appealed to the BIA, alleging i...

USA v. Armando Delgado
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2805
Chaka Matthews v. Pennsylvania Department
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2998
USA v. Kevin Dcosta
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3260
Post Acute Medical LLC v. Christopher LeBlanc
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3715
Andy Buxton v. Iva Dougherty
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1575
Antonio Castro v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1992
USA v. Joseph Massimino
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2774
USA v. Yasmil Minaya
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3193
USA v. Collin Cowell
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3316
United States v. Williams  
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2111

Justia Opinion Summary: Twenty-one men from the South Side of York, Pennsylvania were charged on counts of racketeering conspiracy, drug-trafficking conspiracy, and drug trafficking. Four were also variously charged with federal firearms offens...

Jeremy Pinson v. USA
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3051
Gentile v. Securities and Exchange Commission  
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2252

Justia Opinion Summary: The SEC investigated Gentile for his role in a penny-stock manipulation scheme in 2007-08 and civilly sued Gentile, who was indicted for securities fraud violations. The criminal prosecution was dismissed as untimely. T...

USA v. Juan Hernandez-Zozaya
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2431
USA v. Martin Castro-Molina
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3145
Jose Nunez-Martinez v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3633
USA v. Antron Talley
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3691
Julio Ferreira v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3730
Mark-Alonzo Williams v. John Wetzel
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1337
Julio Aviles, Sr. v.
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2124
Mark Aquilina v. Attorney General New Jersey
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2161
Government of Virgin Islands v. Jonathan Cohen
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1451
In Re: NFL Players' Concussion v.
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1760
Bletz v. Corrie  
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1957

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey was at home in York County, Pennsylvania with his daughter, young grandson, and their pet dog, Ace, a seven-year-old Rottweiler/Labrador Retriever mix. Jeffrey opened the door to let Ace outside, unaware that Tro...

Hargrove v. Sleepys LLC  
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2809

Justia Opinion Summary: The plaintiffs, who performed mattress deliveries for Sleepy's, signed Independent Driver Agreements, providing that the relationship was “non-exclusive.” Some drivers signed on their own behalf; others signed on behalf...

Allen v. New Jersey State Police  
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3138

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, State Trooper DiLillo stopped a car for speeding. Allen was the passenger. His uncle, Andrew, was driving. Allen had rented the vehicle. Each man was subject to an outstanding warrant. They were placed under ar...

Miguel Mirambeaux v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3224
Mark Morgenfruh v. Larson Design Group Inc
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3261
Jerome Washington v. Superintendent Gilmore
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1404
Jerome Washington v. Crum
Date: September 9, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1412
United States v. Jabateh  
Date: September 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1981

Justia Opinion Summary: Jabateh was a rebel commander during the Liberian civil war. He later fled to the United States seeking asylum. His conduct in Liberia, characterized by brazen violence and wanton atrocities, made honest immigration appl...

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. American Thermoplastics Corp  
Date: September 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2865

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1948-1981, New Jersey's 65-acre Combe Superfund Site functioned as a municipal landfill. In 1978, Carter purchased the Site. Compaction conducted operations and transported hazardous materials to the Site. In 1983, th...

USA v. Brandin Gardner
Date: September 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1880
Geness v. Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts  
Date: September 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2253

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2006, a McVey assisted living resident fell and suffered injuries that resulted in his death. An investigation led to a homicide charge against Geness, a permanently mentally disabled McVey resident. A judge deemed G...

Navigators Specialty Insurance v. Inventiv Health Clinical Inc
Date: September 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2462
USA v. Carlos Ramos
Date: September 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2925
Roberto Luna-Reyes v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1823
Raymond Aigbekaen v. Bureau of Prisons
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1351
Paul Begnoche, Sr. v.
Date: September 3, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2205
A.A. v. Attorney General United States  
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1176

Justia Opinion Summary: A.A., a Syrian citizen, fled involuntary military service in a government-controlled Militia (Jaysh al-Sha’bi), arrived in New York, surrendered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and applied for asylum, withholding...

USA v. William Morrison
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2731
Ramona Dixon v. Eric Washington
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2991
Javier Hernandez-Morales v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3000
In Re: Plavix Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2472

Justia Opinion Summary: Two doctors and a former pharmaceutical sales representative formed a partnership, JKJ, to sue several pharmaceutical companies as a qui tam relator under the False Claims Act with respect to the marketing of the anti-cl...

Free Speech Coalition, Inc. v. Attorney General United States  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3188

Justia Opinion Summary: The statutes, 18 U.S.C. 2257 and 2257A, require producers of pornography to verify the age and identity of each person portrayed, to keep records of the age verification, and to label each depiction with the location whe...

Porter v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3505

Justia Opinion Summary: Porter was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1986. Since then, he has been incarcerated in solitary confinement on death row. In 2003, the district court granted, in part, Porter’s 28 U.S.C. 2254 petition, d...

Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc. v. Attorney General New Jersey  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3142

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2018, New Jersey made it illegal to possess a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. N.J. Stat. 2C:39-1(y), 2C:39-3(j). Prior to that, it had been illegal in New Jersey to possess magazines cap...

Aleksander Nilaj v. Attorney General United States
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3378
Harvard v. Cesnalis  
Date: September 1, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1012

Justia Opinion Summary: Harvard gave Mazzetti (a stranger) a ride home because Mazzetti was afraid of her boyfriend (Sutton). Upon their arrival, Sutton made threats, tried to get Mazzetti out of the vehicle, and used racial slurs against Harva...

USA v. Lamar Rice
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2861
United States v. Harris  
Date: August 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1723

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 2019, Harris filed a petition under 28 U.S.C. 2241, which was recharacterized as a motion for compassionate release. The district court concluded that Harris had failed to exhaust his administrative remedies....

Atiya Wahab v. State of New Jersey
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3526
Atiya Wahab v. New Jersey Department of Envir
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1396
USA v. Patrick Walker
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1757
Sierra Club v. EPA
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2562
Diamond v. Pennsylvania State Education Association  
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2812

Justia Opinion Summary: In reliance on a Pennsylvania statute and the Supreme Court’s 1977 “Abood” decision, the unions collected “fair-share fees” from the plaintiffs over the plaintiffs’ objections. The plaintiffs did not join the unions but...

Electra Realty Company Inc v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3070
Orion Drilling Co LLC v. EQT Production Co
Date: August 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3307
Campbell v. Pennsylvania School Boards Association  
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3112

Justia Opinion Summary: PSBA is a non-profit association created by Pennsylvania’s school districts. Campbell energetically used Pennsylvania's Right to Know Law (RTKL) to obtain records from PSBA’s constituent school districts. In 2017, Campe...

Sierra Club v. United States Environmental Protection Agency  
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2562

Justia Opinion Summary: Sierra Club sought review of the EPA’s approval of new Pennsylvania National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) to govern pollution output at coal-burning power plants, as required by the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7408...

Oliver Grier, Jr. v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3898
Adebisi Adigun v.
Date: August 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2147
In re: Tribune Co.  
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2909

Justia Opinion Summary: In Tribune’s reorganization bankruptcy plan, Senior Noteholders were assigned their own class (1E) of unsecured creditors. When they did not accept the Plan but other classes did, the Bankruptcy Court confirmed it under...

Rosen v. Superintendent Mahanoy SCI  
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3111

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Rosen stabbed his wife to death in their home, then called the police and claimed that home invaders had stabbed his wife. Within hours, he confessed to the stabbing but claimed it was an unintentional response...

Justin Everett v. Fieldworks LLC
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2339
Justin Everett v. Fieldworks LLC
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3204
USA v. Matthew Naber
Date: August 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3659
James Brown v. Agway Energy Services, LLC
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3285
Defense Distributed v. Attorney General New Jersey  
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1729

Justia Opinion Summary: Firearm interest organizations, together with one of their members, challenged the New Jersey Attorney General’s efforts to prevent unregistered and unlicensed persons from distributing computer programs that can be used...

Weimer v. County of Fayette  
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1823

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2001, Connellsville police found Haith, lying dead on the sidewalk. District Attorney Vernon helped direct the investigation. Officers interviewed Weimer, who had what looked like blood on her clothes. Weimer told off...

Delade v. Cargan  
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1908

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, a sniper attacked Pennsylvania State Troopers at the Barracks, killing one and severely injuring the other. The next day, Troopers received a report that a man (DeLade) with a rifle was walking down a highway 15...

National Medical Imaging LLC v.
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3057
Romero v. Attorney General United States  
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3550

Justia Opinion Summary: Romero, a citizen of Mexico, sought admission to the U.S. at a Houston airport in 2011. Relying on a fraudulent passport, he claimed to be a U.S. citizen. Romero was removed to Mexico. In 2013, Romero re-entered and was...

In re: Suboxone Antitrust v.
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3640
Krishna Mote v. James Murtin
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1466
Hope v. Warden Pike County Correctional Facility  
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1784

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2020, a Pennsylvania district court ordered the release of 22 immigration detainees because of the COVID-192 pandemic, by granting a temporary restraining order without affording the government an opportunity to...

Defense Distributed v. Attorney General New Jersey
Date: August 25, 2020
Docket Number: 50-1729
Starnes v. Butler County Court of Common Pleas  
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3271

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Starnes, an Allegheny County Probation Officer, met Doerr, the President Judge of the Butler County Court. Doerr repeatedly called Starnes to ask her to meet him at his chambers. Starnes eventually visited his...

Estate of Peter Lee Williams v. George Ponik
Date: August 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1159
Philip Tiene v. Drexel University
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2838
Thomas Wood v. Prestyn Showers
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3267
USA v. Joseph Brodie
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-4003
Roberto Beras v. Warden Moshannon Valley Correc
Date: August 21, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1092
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. President United States
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3752
Abdulla v. Attorney General of the United States  
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1167

Justia Opinion Summary: Abdulla was born in Yemen in 1976. His father became a naturalized U.S. citizen. Abdulla’s parents divorced. Abdulla and his brother, Fawaz, joined their father in the U.S. Abdulla became a lawful permanent resident in...

800 Services Inc v. AT&T Corp
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1294
Donald Boyd v. Administrator New Jersey State
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1436
Excel Pharmacy Services LLC v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co
Date: August 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3399
Abreu v. Superintendent Smithfield SCI  
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2442

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Abreu was convicted in Pennsylvania of 22 drug-related counts and was sentenced to 27-54 years’ imprisonment, to run consecutively to a federal sentence Abreu was already serving. The Superior Court of Pennsylva...

USA v. Michael Milchin
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2247
In re: National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts  
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3327

Justia Opinion Summary: Six Delaware statutory Trusts acquired student loans, issued notes for the acquisitions, and pledged the student loans as collateral for the notes. This “securitization” works well when the students do not default. The T...

L. W. v. Jersey City Board of Education
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3342
Michael Reynolds v. Municipality of Norristown
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1965
Ronald Watson v. Lloyd Industries Inc
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2066
United States v. Seibert  
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2400

Justia Opinion Summary: Seibert pleaded guilty to production and possession of child pornography following a raid in which agents recovered approximately 1,500 images. The Probation Office recommended enhancements under U.S.S.G. 2G2.2(b)(5), wh...

Jonathan Fellus v. Select Medical Holdings Corp
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2546
USA v. Robert Mack
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2551
Rudolph Tyler, Jr. v. Diamond State Port Corp
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2969
Aaron Bressi v. Jeffery Brennen
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3199
Robert Fennell v. Francis Pirozzola
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3304
Bonnie Kenny v. University of Delaware
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3818
Amro Elansari v. Philadelphia Municipal Court
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1078
Amro Elansari v. Shay Ramirez
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1079
In re: Rafael Lora v.
Date: August 19, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2319
USA v. Shawn Hilliard
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1828
Cabeda v. Attorney General United States  
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1835

Justia Opinion Summary: Argentine citizen Cabeda, a lawful U.S. permanent resident, was convicted in Pennsylvania state court of having involuntary deviate sexual intercourse at age 34 with a 15-year-old boy. Immigration authorities found her r...

United States v. Heinrich  
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3035

Justia Opinion Summary: A four-year-old stated that Heinrich had pulled her pants down and taken pictures. Pennsylvania state police conducted a consensual search of Heinrich’s electronic devices and found sexually explicit images of two childr...

Robert Gardner v. SEPTA
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3608
John Champion v.
Date: August 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1295
Orien Tulp v. Educational Commission Foreign
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2706
Julio Christian v.
Date: August 17, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1901
Brian Moore v. Angela Mann
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2295
Rahmon Richardson v. City of Newark
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2527
USA v. Holly Kaszuba
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2744
Shawn McElroy v. FirstEnergy Corp
Date: August 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3881
United States v. Savage  
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 14-9003

Justia Opinion Summary: Savage's North Philadelphia regional drug trafficking operation, KSO, distributed large quantities of controlled substances and fiercely protected its network and territory, using guns and violence. Early in KSO’s operat...

Jerome Washington v. George Ondrejka
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1026
Crisoforo Montalvo DeJesus v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1543
Amilcar Francisco-Lopez v. Attorney General USA
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2700
Amilcar Francisco-Lopez v. Attorney General USA
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2700
Anthony Pipito v. Lower Bucks County Joint
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2939
Joseph Cunningham, Jr. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA
Date: August 13, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1712
Robert Brownlee v. Superintendent Fayette SCI
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3236
Premier Comp Solutions LLC v. UPMC  
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1838

Justia Opinion Summary: Premier sued UPMC under the federal antitrust and state unfair competition laws. Several months after the deadline the district court set in a scheduling order, Premier learned, in a deposition, about an illegal bid-rigg...

Aaron Thomas v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2705
USA v. David Robinson
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3042
Vaughn Curtis v. BOP
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3952
USA v. Shaquel Rock
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3963
Fredy Alvarado-Calderon v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3990
United States v. Bullock  
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1013

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a 2016 altercation with a correctional officer at the U.S. Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Bullock pleaded guilty to knowingly and intentionally forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating, and...

Davison Design & Development I v. Betty Frison
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2045
Eliasar Lopez-Ayala v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2348
John Reardon v. State of New Jersey
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1178
Denys Davydov v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1324
Kamaleswari Bhageeratharan v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3825
Paige Lesher v. Clark Zimmerman
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1663
William Robinson v. National Railroad Passenger Co
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2928
Shawanna Wright v. Providence Care Center LLC
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3247
Naseem Vithlani v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3785
Regent Insurance Company v. Strausser Enterprises, Inc
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 12-4135
USA v. K.M.
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3476
Edwin Ramos-Ramirez v. Borough of Berwick
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2271
USA v. Raymond Mainor
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2855
Dale McNeill v. Donald Snow
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3936
John Marchisotto v.
Date: August 7, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2271
Curry Robinson v. Kenneth Cameron
Date: August 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3340
Robert Connell v. Commissioner of Internal Reven
Date: August 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2668
Erica Parker v. Philadelphia School District
Date: August 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3940
M. S. v. Susquehanna Township School District  
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2173

Justia Opinion Summary: Sharkey worked as a special educator and assistant principal at Susquehanna Township High School in 2013. He and M.S., a 16-year-old female student, began a sexual relationship. Weeks later, students began spreading rumo...

Caryn Gratz v. Kerey Ruggiero
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2853
In Re: Motion To Confirm v.
Date: August 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3998
City of Asbury Park v. Star Insurance Company
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3261
Mack v. Yost  
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3504

Justia Opinion Summary: Mack, a practicing Muslim, was an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and worked for pay at the prison’s commissary. Mack alleges that he was harassed, based on his religion, by corre...

United States v. C.S.  
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1254, 19-2770

Justia Opinion Summary: C.S., age 17, made threatening statements to a confidential informant in an online chatroom dedicated to discussing terroristic attacks. Law enforcement searched C.S.’s home and cell phone. In his home, agents discovered...

In re: Wilton Armetale Inc  
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2907

Justia Opinion Summary: Artesanias recorded its $900,000 judgment as a lien on Wilton’s warehouse. Artesanias learned that Wilton was insolvent and that its previous owner and North Mill, another creditor had plotted with Wilton’s law firm, Le...

Nedzat Korac v. Warden Fairton FCI
Date: August 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3932
Downey v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections  
Date: August 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2248

Justia Opinion Summary: Downey has long struggled with glaucoma, which can lead to blindness if left uncontrolled. His condition worsened while he was imprisoned at the State Correctional Institution at Waymart, Pennsylvania. Doctors recommende...

Joseph Bahgat v. Township of East Brunswick
Date: August 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2831
Andrew Moynihan v. West Chester Area School Distr
Date: August 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3699
USA v. Luis Membreno-Dominguez
Date: August 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3751
Luis Rivera-Padilla v. Attorney General United States
Date: August 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3934
USA v. Germaine Hall
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2810
Amro Elansari v. USA
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1106
Gerald Bush v. Philadelphia Redevelopment Aut
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3047
Sherwin Williams Co. v. County of Delaware  
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3561

Justia Opinion Summary: Two counties sued Sherwin-Williams in state court, seeking abatement of the public nuisance caused by lead-based paint. Anticipating suits by other counties, Sherwin-Williams sued in federal court under 42 U.S.C. 1983....

Ramsay v. National Board of Medical Examiners  
Date: July 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1058

Justia Opinion Summary: Ramsey, a medical student. unsuccessfully sought testing accommodations for dyslexia and ADHD from the National Board of Medical Examiners. Ramsey sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Third Circuit affirme...

Sathanthrasa v. Attorney General United States  
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2925

Justia Opinion Summary: Sathanthrasa is a citizen of Sri Lanka and a Tamil, an ethnic minority group that has been persecuted by government forces and the paramilitary Karuna Group. In 2007, Sathanthrasa’s brothers were kidnapped. Sathanthrasa...

USA v. Gerald Mercer
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3323
Ted McCracken v. RJ Reynolds Tobacco
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1461
Blanche Brown v. USA
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2009
Terrence Harris v. John Wetzel
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2419
Ivy Donaldson v. SEPTA
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2573
Terrence Harris v. Pennsylvania Department of Cor
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2582
Alpha Painting & Construction v. Delaware River Port Authority
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2675
Ashiful Pramanik v. Attorney General United States
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3619
Franklyn Prillerman v. City of Philadelphia
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3685
Rene Edwards v. State of New Jersey
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3857
USA v. Alberto Concepcion
Date: July 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3869
USA v. Derek Pelker
Date: July 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2664
NLRB v. Grapetree Shores Inc
Date: July 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3762
Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Brokertec Holdings Inc  
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2603

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Jersey Business Employment Incentive Program provides cash grants for companies willing to relocate or expand to New Jersey. A company receiving the grant must maintain a minimum number of employees and remain at...

In re: Suboxone Antitrust Litigation  
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3640

Justia Opinion Summary: Reckitt developed Suboxone tablets, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction. Toward the end of its seven-year period of exclusivity in which other manufacturers could not introduce generic versions, Reckitt de...

Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania v. Governor of Pennsylvania  
Date: July 28, 2020
Docket Number: 20-2481

Justia Opinion Summary: Rejecting a challenge to Pennsylvania’s ballot laws under the First and Fourteenth Amendments, the district court concluded that enforcing the signature requirement, in combination with the Governor’s Orders issued to ad...

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Navient Corp  
Date: July 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2116

Justia Opinion Summary: Navient sells student loans to borrowers and services and collects on student loans. Its “subprime loans,” which had high variable interest rates and origination fees, benefited schools by maximizing enrollment. Student...

Williams v. City of York  
Date: July 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3682

Justia Opinion Summary: A York, Pennsylvania officer reported a shooting and said the suspects fled in a vehicle. Other officers pursued the vehicle, which crashed. Officers pursued the driver and a passenger on foot. An officer found a spent...