2020 Third Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 501 - 669 of 669

In re: Somerset Regional Water Resources, LLC  
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1874

Justia Opinion Summary: Mostoller owned the Debtor, a business that serviced oil and gas wells. The Debtor owed the Trust $3 million, secured by a blanket lien on most of the Debtor’s assets and a personal guarantee by Mostoller. The Debtor pe...

Felicita Sanchez-Garcia v. United States of America
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2093
Robert Wade v. District Attorney Monroe Count
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2201
Vasiliy Ermichine v. McKean FCI
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2779
Frederick Banks v. Ed Lea
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3467
Yaovi Nouledo v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2016
John Sloan v. Pennsylvania Department of Cor
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1085
Ragbir v. United States  
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1282

Justia Opinion Summary: Ragbir, a green card holder from Trinidad and Tobago, was convicted of mortgage fraud in 2000. On his attorney’s advice, Ragbir agreed that the actual loss was $350,000-$500,000, believing that his convictions alone made...

PNY Technologies Inc v. Netac Technology Co LTD
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1635
USA v. Lavon Caldwell
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2174
Lionel Holloway v. USA
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2849
Johnson v. Superintendent Fayette SCI  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2423

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnson and Wright were charged with murder. Before trial, Wright confessed to his involvement in the crime and identified Johnson as the shooter. The prosecution introduced Wright’s confession at trial, substituting Joh...

John Fuller v. Christopher Narkin
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3660
State of Delaware v. Christopher Desmond
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3814
USA v. Joseph Coleman, Jr.
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2028
United States v. Apple Mac Pro Computer  
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3205

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers executed a search warrant at Rawls’ residence, yielding an iPhone 6 and a Mac Pro Computer with attached external hard drives, all protected with encryption software. With a warrant, forensic analysts discovered...

Greater Philadelphia Chamber Commerce v. City of Philadelphia  
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2175

Justia Opinion Summary: Philadelphia enacted an ordinance to address the disparity in the pay of women and minorities: the “Inquiry Provision” prohibits an employer from asking about a prospective employee’s wage history and the “Reliance Provi...

Greater Phila Chamber Commerce v. City of Philadelphia
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2176
USA v. Michael Wood
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3597
Overseas Lease Group Inc v. Plocher Construction Co Inc
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3801
Susan Silver v. Allegheny County Court of Comm
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1120
Frederick Banks v. China
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2746
Adam Wenzke v. Paola Munoz
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2758
Wilmington Savings Fund Societ v. Teresa Velardi
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2841
Heon Lee v. USA
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2893
USA v. Sean Moore
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3782
James Hinchliffe v.
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2429
Robert Russell v. Warden Allenwood USP
Date: February 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3049
USA v. Edward Jackson
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2647
Junior Ricketts v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3298
Hayes v. Gilmore
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2289
Gabriel Gonzalez v. Superintendent Houtzdale SCI
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3509
USA v. Myron Owens
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3778
USA v. Quinyahta Rochelle
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3796
USA v. Quinyahta Rochelle
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3805
Kevin Potter v. David Newkirk
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1728
Jonatan Rozco-Perez v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2222
Erika Mejia Fuentes v. Attorney General United States
Date: February 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2269
USA v. Romel Wilson
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3618
Barbara Gillis v. Respond Power LLC
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2765
Peter Cresci v. Susan Gyss
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3314
United States v. Hendrickson  
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1843

Justia Opinion Summary: Hendrickson was a pretrial detainee in the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections. During a routine pat-down, a guard found a cell phone in Hendrickson’s pocket. When the phone was activated, it displayed an...

USA v. Eric Harding
Date: February 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2122
David Stanley Consultants v. Director Office of Workers Com
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3406
USA v. Joseph Jackson
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3407
USA v. Keith Harding
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1837
Rocmon Sanders v.
Date: January 31, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1116
USA v. Andrew Carr
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1911
United States v. Fishoff  
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3549

Justia Opinion Summary: Fishoff began trading securities in the 1990s. By 2009, he had earned enough money to establish his own firm, with one full-time employee and several independent contractors. Fishoff had no formal training in securities...

Abel Perez Borges v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1790
USA v. Joseph Dunston
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1921
USA v. Joseph Dunston
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2882
Roscoe Chambers v. Warden Lewisburg USP
Date: January 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3136
Rosa v. Attorney General United States  
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1765

Justia Opinion Summary: Rosa, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was admitted to the U.S. as a legal permanent resident in 1992, as a child. In 2004, he pled guilty to possession and sale of a controlled substance (cocaine) within 1,000 feet...

USA v. Jennifer Komlo
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2647
Dorothy Stewart v. Postmaster General US
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3262
Angel Thomas, Sr. v. Tyree Blocker
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1774
USA v. Jared Brown
Date: January 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2451
United States v. Johnman  
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2048

Justia Opinion Summary: Johnman signed a plea agreement admitting to: use of an interstate facility to entice a minor to engage in sexual conduct, 18 U.S.C. 2422(b); distribution of child pornography, section 2252(a)(2); and possession of child...

USA v. George Georgiou
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2498
Arthur Pace, Jr. v. WalMart Stores East LP
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3313
Vito Pelino v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3771
United States v. Dohou  
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1481

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1992, Dohou came from Benin to the U.S. on a visitor’s visa. He became a lawful permanent resident. More than a decade later, he was convicted of conspiring to traffic marijuana, an aggravated felony. DHS served him w...

Franklin Chavez v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1519
USA v. Yunior Fernandez
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2388
John Sutton v.
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2416
Christian Womack v.
Date: January 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3877
Fendi Brooks v.
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3619
Julio Beccerril v. Spartan Concrete Products LLC
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1379
USA v. Quame Herd
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1517
Guilio Mesadieu v. City of Linden
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2670
Rahman Fulton v.
Date: January 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3992
Da Silva v. Attorney General United States  
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1699

Justia Opinion Summary: Da Silva, a two-year-old native of Brazil, was admitted to the U.S. in 1994 with a B-2 visa. She has never left the U.S. Da Silva married a U.S. citizen, Leach, a member of the armed services, who subjected Da Silva to a...

USA v. Ashley Sterling
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2989
Allen Feingold v. Bradley Brooks
Date: January 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1495
USA v. Shamir Kane
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3723
Konstantin Bugarenko v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1137
United States v. James  
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1250

Justia Opinion Summary: During the 2009-2010 term, James was a senator in the Virgin Islands Legislature. The Legislature maintained a fund for Legislature-related expenses. James used a large portion of the checks issued to him by the fund for...

Cirko v. Commissioner Social Security  
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1772

Justia Opinion Summary: After the plaintiffs’ disability claims were denied by ALJs employed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Supreme Court held in Lucia v. SEC (2018), that ALJs in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) e...

C. H. v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1954
USA v. Taquan Wright
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2356
Harold Fitzgerald v. DOJ
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3115
Jose Serrano-Arias v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3736
Cleveland Butler v. Fran Chardo
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2947
Papera v. Pennsylvania Quarried Blueston Co.  
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3060

Justia Opinion Summary: The Paperas sued the Company. The court sent the case to mediation. In May 2016, the Paperas reported that the parties had settled and asked for “a sixty (60) day Order of Dismissal,” to be followed by an agreement for t...

Stratton Peay v. CO Sager
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1131
Liger6 LLC v. Sarto Antonio
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2027
Amro Elansari v. Jagex Inc
Date: January 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2696
Albert Frazier v. Secretary Pennsylvania Departm
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1514
Leo Tarr v. City of Pittsburgh
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1555
In re: Diet Drugs v.
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2195
USA v. Devon Williams
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2268
USA v. Jose Borbon
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2528
Dale Sattar v. Cameron Parker
Date: January 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2576
USA v. Corey Pasley
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3398
Hamid Abdul-Shabazz v. Administrator East Jersey Stat
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1333
Charles Parker v. Pennsylvania Board of Probatio
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2150
USA v. James Armstrong, Jr.
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3026
Johna Goldsack v. WalMart Stores, Inc.
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3229
Holloway v. Attorney General United States  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3595

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2002, Holloway was convicted of a DUI at the highest blood alcohol content (BAC). The charge was dismissed upon his completion of an accelerated rehabilitation program. In 2005, Holloway was again arrested for DUI and...

Robert Fisher v. Commissioner
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-9005
Eladio Cruz v. Jan Jurden
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1887
United States v. Hodge  
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1930

Justia Opinion Summary: Hodge was charged with three counts of using, carrying, or possessing a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, 18 U.S.C. 924(c) after he shot two armored-vehicle workers and stole $33,500. A jury convicted Hod...

USA v. Vaughn Spencer
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2139
Ben Turay v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2347
USA v. Joseph Meehan
Date: January 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2533
Arturo Delacruz v. USA
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2813
USA v. Craig Devlin
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1853
Patrick Stewart v. Kip Mostowy
Date: January 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1913
USA v. Francis Brooks
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3764
Briaheen Thomas v. Tice
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1811
Briaheen Thomas v. Tice
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1811
USA v. Olufemi Adigun
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3331
Danziger & De Llano LLP v. Morgan Verkamp LLC  
Date: January 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1986

Justia Opinion Summary: Danziger, a Texas law firm, claims that it referred potential qui tam clients (including Epp) to an Ohio firm, Morgan Verkamp and had an oral contract to collect one-third of the attorney’s fees from the Epp suit. Epp re...

Joan Orie Melvin v. District Attorney Allegheny Co
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2143
USA v. Kanya Tirado
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1180
James Durst v. City of Philadelphia
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3302
Laurel Gardens, LLC v. McKenna  
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3758

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs sued 33 defendants, alleging “a widespread criminal enterprise ... involving numerous RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act] predicate acts," plus Pennsylvania law violations, asserting that...

United States v. Tyson  
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3804

Justia Opinion Summary: Tyson contacted a 17-year-old female on Facebook to engage her in prostitution. He traveled from Pennsylvania to New York City, picked up the victim and her friend, took them to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, then rented seve...

Lisa Tomasi v. United States Army Corps
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1370
Robyn Jill Farrington v.
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1650
Selective Insurance Co of Amer v. Robyn Novitsky
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1685
Robert Jacobsen v. Hartford Insurance Co
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2381
Jeffrey Liberto v. Commissioner Social Security
Date: January 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3073
USA v. Alvin Thomas
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3484
John Abernathy v. City of Pittsburgh
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1061
Brooks Witzke v. Bettina Ferguson
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1365
Mercedes-Benz Emissions v.
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1484
Daniel Tabb, Jr. v. Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1754
Shaun Irons v. Social Security Administration
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1919
In The Matter of the Application of Subpoena 2018R00776  
Date: January 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3124

Justia Opinion Summary: ABC stores its subscribers’ data on the cloud. ABC received a grand jury subpoena issued under 18 U.S.C. 2703(c)(2), ordering it to produce the non-content data of one of its subscribers, as part of a criminal investigat...

USA v. Yaroslav Churuk
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 16-1446
USA v. Sean Moffitt
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1196
USA v. Marquise Bell
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3792
USA v. Marquise Bell
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3792
Avon Quiero, Jr. v. Michael Ott
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2171
Robert Livingston, Jr. v. Attorney General New Jersey
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3211
Donald Ebner v. Bank of Nova Scotia
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1333
AMG Resources Corp v. Wooster Motor Ways Inc
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1356
USA v. Jerome Woods
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1417
Allen Presbury, Sr. v. John Wetzel
Date: January 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2586
USA v. Marquise Bell
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3792
USA v. Marquise Bell
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3792
Williams Leveron Martinez v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3100
Julie Beberman v. Secretary United States Depart
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3344
Khalil Hammond v. Lancaster City Bureau of Polic
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3552
Maria Antonio v. Progressive Insurance Co
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1074
Javier Rojas-Mercado v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1816
Paul Littles v. Warden Schuylkill FCI
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 15-3003
United States v. Bell  
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3792

Justia Opinion Summary: Bell and Robinson entered a Philadelphia store, wearing stockings over their faces. Bell grabbed an employee’s neck, pointed a weapon and threw the employee to the ground, then took cash from the register. The employee g...

Freddie Francis v. B. Fuller
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2251
USA v. Bogart
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2902
Kathleen Acavino v. John Wilson
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3684
Emmanuel Adeyinka v. Howard Lomax
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3696
Ming Wei v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1705
John Tedesco v. Superintendent Graterford SCI
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1813
Delbert McGee v.
Date: January 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2769
Coral Harbor Rehabilitation v. NLRB
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2220
USA v. Fatou Small
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1344
USA v. Andre Saunders
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1516
Jesus Orozco-Arroyo v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2488
Eric Brown v. Warden Fort Dix FCI
Date: January 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2801
USA v. John Doe
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3223
Joas Avril v. Attorney General United States
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2210
Spinner Consulting LLC v. Bankruptcy Management Solution
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2371
USA v. Bernard Rottschaefer
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2655
Richard Kaul v.
Date: January 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2958
Stanley Kornafel v. Del Chevrolet
Date: January 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2684
Lavond Hill v.
Date: January 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3844