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Florida man charged with bludgeoning crew member to death on commercial fishing boat

Charges of second-degree murder were filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers against Casey Lowell Hickok, 32, of Copeland, Florida            [Author: Fort Myers News-Press]
Tags: Florida, News, U S District Court, Fort Myers, Fort Myers News-Press, Casey Lowell Hickok, Copeland Florida


Kentucky Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Abortions Based on Unborn’s Sex, Race, or Disabilities

Kentucky governor Matt Bevin on Tuesday signed a bill that bans abortions chosen on the basis of an unborn child's sex, race, or disability.A court filing in the U.S. District Court in Louisville indicated that the governor has signed the bill, which included an "emergency clause" stipulating that it would go into effect immediately.Physicians must now certify in writing that the patient did not request the abortion for a reason related to the baby's sex, race, or disabilities. Flouting ...
Tags: News, Kentucky, Louisville, Matt Bevin, U S District Court, American Civil Liberties Union, Stephen Pitt


Former Regional Manager Pekah Wallace Sues CHRO Challenging Her Firing

The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunity (CHRO) was sued yesterday by its longtime (and former) Regional Manager Pekah Wallace.  The federal lawsuit claims her employment termination was improper and provides a whole host of information about what has been going on behind the scenes at the agency. You can download the complaint here.   (As with all new lawsuits, my standard warning applies — these are allegations in a complaint, not a determination from a court.) I’ll leave it ...
Tags: Lawsuit, Law, Sharp, Termination, Litigation, U S District Court, Wallace, Hughes, Plaintiffs, Retaliation, CHRO & EEOC, Discrimination & Harassment, Cchro, Chro, Michael Shea, Featured Content


Flipping off cop is free speech, court says

Woman gets stopped for speeding. Cop shows mercy and gives her a ticket for a nonmoving violation. As police officer pulls away, however, woman gives him the finger – or, as a U.S. District Court puts it, “flips him the bird.” Cop takes offense, switches on lights and siren and stops her again, ploughing into […]
Tags: News, U S District Court, Nation & World


USC beat reporter Joey Kaufman talks admissions cheating scandal with Dan Patrick

Joey Kaufman of the Southern California News Group joined the Dan Patrick Show this morning to talk about USC’s ties to the recent admissions cheating scandal. The university fired associate athletic director Donna Heinel and legendary water polo coach Jovan Vavic for their involvement in the bribery scandal. UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was also indicted by the U.S. District Court for conspiracy to commit racketeering Tuesday and placed on leave, the school announced. The second-lon...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Usc, Ucla, U S District Court, Huffman, Dan Patrick, Dan Patrick Show, Lori Loughlin, Southern California News Group, Joey Kaufman, Donna Heinel, Jorge Salcedo


Nick Sandmann, The MAGA Teen From The Viral Incident, Sues CNN

The family of Nick Sandmann, the student wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat who was involved in a viral encounter with an Indigenous elder at the Lincoln Memorial in January, has sued CNN for defamation. The lawsuit follows a similar one the Sandmanns filed against the Washington Post last month. Their attorney says they're planning to go after more media outlets such as the Associated Press and personalities such as Bill Maher over their reporting of the incident.The Sandmann family is s...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Music, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Cnn, New York Times, Jim Carrey, Associated Press, Donald Trump, NICK, Lincoln Memorial, U S District Court, Bill Maher, Phillips


Hecklers Shout Down Manafort Lawyer As He Tries To Say ‘No Collusion’

Kevin Downing, lawyer for Paul Manafort, was quickly drowned out by hecklers as he tried to say that his client’s sentencing proved that there was “no collusion.” “What I’m about to say is not a surprise. Judge Jackson conceded that there was absolutely no evidence of any Russian collusion in this case. So that makes…two courts…two courts have ruled no evidence of any collusion,” Downing said before cries of “that’s not what she said!” and “you’re a liar!” drowned him out. “You guys are liars...
Tags: News, Russia, Manhattan, Jackson, Sentence, Cyrus Vance, U S District Court, Manafort, Paul Manafort, Kevin Downing, Kate Riga, Amy Jackson Berman


Paul Manafort gets additional (consecutive) 43 months in prison at second sentencing, resulting in 7.5 year total term

As reported in this Politico piece, headlined "Paul Manafort’s prison sentence was upped to seven-and-a-half years on Wednesday, bringing an end to Robert Mueller’s most public legal battle and capping a spectacular fall for the globe-trotting GOP consultant and former chairman of the Trump campaign." Here is more: It's the longest sentence by far for anyone ensnared in Mueller’s nearly two-year-old probe. Manafort’s punishment reached its final length after U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman...
Tags: Law, Obama, Virginia, Ukraine, Gop, Moscow, Jackson, Donald Trump, Trump, U S District Court, Mueller, Alexandria Va, Robert Mueller, Douglas A Berman, Amy Berman Jackson, Prez Trump


Southern California is at the center of nationwide bribery for college admissions scandal

American higher education, from the ivy covered walls of Yale and Georgetown to the sun drenched campuses of USC and Stanford, was rocked Tuesday by a federal racketeering case that alleges celebrities and other wealthy parents funneled millions through an Orange County non-profit foundation in return for fraudulent entrance test scores and college admission facilitated by corrupt coaches and athletic department administrators. Described by a federal prosecutor as “catalog of wealth and privileg...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, California, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, Sports, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Yale, Pimco


Newport Beach is at the center of nationwide bribery for admissions scandal

American higher education, from the ivy covered walls of Yale and Georgetown to the sun drenched campuses of USC and Stanford, was rocked Tuesday by a federal racketeering case that alleges celebrities and other wealthy parents funneled millions through an Orange County non-profit foundation in return for fraudulent entrance test scores and college admission facilitated by corrupt coaches and athletic department administrators. Described by a federal prosecutor as “catalog of wealth and privileg...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, Sports, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Yale, Pimco, Sacramento State


Non-profit paid $100,000 to company with same address as UCLA soccer coach

The tax exempt non-profit foundation at the center of a wide ranging federal racketeering college admissions case paid $100,000 during the fiscal year 2016 to a company that listed its address as residence of UCLA soccer coach Jorge Salcedo, the Southern California News Group has learned. The Key Worldwide Foundation paid $100,000 to Princeville Enterprise of Los Angeles in 2016, according to documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Princeville lists its address as the same as Salcedo’...
Tags: News, Sports, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, College sports, Ucla, U S District Court, Princeville, Salcedo, Wilshire Boulevard, National News, Jaylen Hands, Top Stories LADN


Non-profit in college admissions bribery case paid $100,000 to company at UCLA soccer coach’s home

The tax exempt non-profit foundation at the center of a wide ranging federal racketeering college admissions case paid $100,000 during the fiscal year 2016 to a company that listed its address as residence of UCLA soccer coach Jorge Salcedo, the Southern California News Group has learned. The Key Worldwide Foundation paid $100,000 to Princeville Enterprise of Los Angeles in 2016, according to documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Princeville lists its address as the same as Salcedo’...
Tags: News, Sports, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, College sports, Ucla, U S District Court, Princeville, Salcedo, Wilshire Boulevard, National News, Jaylen Hands, Top Stories LADN


Non-profit connected to bribery-for-admissions indictments donated $500,000 to USC athletic programs

A California non-profit linked to a federal racketeering case involving college admissions for celebrities and wealthy parents donated $500,000 to USC athletic programs between 2014 and 2016, according to documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service. USC senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel, men’s and women’s water polo coach Jovan Vavic and former women’s soccer head coach Ali Khosroshahin and former assistant coach Laura Janke have been indicted in a wide ranging bribery scanda...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Colorado, California, Stanford, Sports, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Irs, Usc, Ucla, Key West


Four Georgia Counties Sued Over ‘Unjustifiable Burdens’ On Election Day

Georgia’s largest counties failed to prepare for heavy turnout in the state’s fiercely contested 2018 elections, resulting in wait times of up to four hours at the polls and delays in processing registration forms and mailing absentee ballots that ultimately kept some voters from casting ballots, according to a federal lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta on behalf of Georgia Shift, a group dedicated to increasing turnout among young v...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Georgia, Aclu, U S District Court, American Civil Liberties Union, Gwinnett County, Abrams, Gwinnett, Kemp, Brian Kemp, Fulton County, 2018 Elections, Summer Concepcion, Joe Sorenson, AP story


UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo indicted in college bribery case, placed on leave

UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was indicted by the U.S. District Court for conspiracy to commit racketeering Tuesday and placed on leave, the school announced, after he was one of nearly 50 people reportedly involved in a widespread investigation of college admissions and testing bribery scheme. Salcedo, an All-American and national champion as a player at UCLA who has been his alma mater’s head coach for the past 15 years, is alleged to have taken payments totaling $200,000 in exchange f...
Tags: Hollywood, Crime, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Matt Taylor, Colleges, Department Of Justice, Usc, Ucla, Felicity Huffman, Bruins, U S District Court, Newport Beach


Uber agrees to pay drivers $20 million to settle independent contractor lawsuit

At a time when the gig economy is under heavy scrutiny around its practices of classifying workers as 1099 independent contractors, IPO-bound Uber has officially settled a six-year-long case regarding this exact topic. Today, Uber agreed to pay $20 million to settle the class-action lawsuit, brought forth by Douglas O’Connor and Thomas Colopy way back in 2013. This comes after a judge rejected Uber’s offer to settle for $100 million back in 2016. The suit claimed Uber classified its drivers a...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, California, Massachusetts, Tech, Independent Contractors, U S District Court, O Connor, Today Uber, 1099, Douglas O Connor, Thomas Colopy, Northern District of California San Francisco View


Musk's lawyers say tweet complied with SEC fraud settlement

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk should not be found in contempt of court because he has complied with the terms of a securities fraud settlement, his attorneys wrote in documents filed Monday night with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Ap, SEC, Detroit, Musk, U S District Court


Coast Guard Officer Accused Of Stockpiling Illegal Weapons Pleads Not Guilty

Christopher Hasson, the Coast Guard officer arrested because of a weapons stockpile and threatening, racist messages on his computer, was arraigned in U.S. District Court on Monday.
Tags: News, U S District Court, Coast Guard, Christopher Hasson


Uber driver pleads guilty to kidnapping sleeping passenger

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who drove for Uber in New York City has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a woman who fell asleep inside his vehicle. Harbir Parmar pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday in U.S. District Court. The kidnapping happened in February 2018 after the woman requested a ride from Manhattan to her […]
Tags: Business, New York, News, New York City, Ap, Nation, Manhattan, U S District Court, Harbir Parmar


U.S. judge may force Trump administration to reunite more families separated at Mexico border

In a blow to the Trump administration's U.S.-Mexico border strategy, a federal court judge in California has expanded the number of migrant families separated at the border that the government may be required to reunite. San Diego-based U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw late on Friday issued a preliminary ruling that would potentially expand by thousands the number of migrants included in a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. Sabraw already ordered the Trump...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, San Diego, Trump, U S District Court, U S Mexico, Dana Sabraw, American Civil Liberties Union Sabraw


No fleas found in LA City Hall despite rodent problem

By CRAIG CLOUGH LOS ANGELES — Although an employee believes she contracted typhus from fleas in her City Hall East office, no traces of the insects have been found in any of the City Hall government buildings, according to a report set to be discussed Friday by the Los Angeles City Council. The report comes after City Council president Herb Wesson had all of the carpets removed from his office late last year due to a rodent and flea problem, and also proposed earlier this year exploring the remo...
Tags: Politics, News, Cats, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, U S District Court, Los Angeles County, Wesson, Civic Center


Ex-Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax fraud

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians. Judge T.S. Ellis III imposed the sentence Thursday, capping the only jury trial following indictments stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. A jury last year convicted Manafort on eight counts, concluding that he hid from the Internal Revenue Service millions of dollars he earned from his work in Ukraine. Federal ...
Tags: Politics, News, Virginia, Russia, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Capitol Hill, Vietnam, District Of Columbia, Donald Trump, Irs, Alexandria, Southern California, Trump, U S District Court


Judge dismisses porn star’s hush money suit against Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels that sought to tear up a hush-money settlement about an alleged affair. Judge S. James Otero ruled Thursday in U.S. District Court that the suit was irrelevant after Trump and his former personal lawyer […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Trump, U S District Court, Stormy Daniels, James Otero


United States: U.S. District Court Further Reinforces Use Of Per Se Standard In Criminal Antitrust Cases - Duane Morris LLP

As previewed in Duane Morris' February 4, 2019, antitrust Alert, "Ninth Circuit Reinforces Applicability of Per Se Standard in Criminal Antitrust Cases," the U.S. District Court
Tags: News, United States, U S District Court, Duane Morris, Criminal Antitrust Cases Duane Morris LLP, Alert Ninth Circuit


Homeless man charged in GoFundMe scheme pleads guilty

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A homeless man charged with engaging in a GoFundMe scheme has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in federal court. Johnny Bobbitt entered the plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Camden, New Jersey. Bobbitt and co-defendants Mark D’Amico and Katelyn McClure face charges in Burlington County, New Jersey. […]
Tags: News, Nation, U S District Court, Camden New Jersey, Bobbitt, CAMDEN N J AP, Johnny Bobbitt, Mark D Amico, Katelyn McClure, Burlington County New Jersey


Facebook and Instagram Sued Chinese Companies Selling Fake Accounts, Likes and Followers

Facebook and Instagram filed a lawsuit late last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against four companies and three individuals based in China, accusing them of promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers on the two platforms, as well as on other online services including Twitter, LinkedIn,...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, California, China, Advertising, U S District Court, Northern District, Social Pro Daily


Judge won’t make Mongols biker gang surrender trademark logo

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California federal judge has refused to order the Mongols motorcycle gang to forfeit its trademarked logo, delivering a blow to prosecutors. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter said Thursday that such an order would have been unconstitutional. Mongols attorney Joe Yanny says the ruling is a victory for […]
Tags: News, California, Nation, Mongols, U S District Court, Santa Ana Calif, David O Carter, Joe Yanny


Unsealed Docs Shed Light On How Mystery Mueller Subpoena Fight Went Down

More details were revealed Thursday about the fight over a grand jury subpoena issued for an unknown foreign-owned company in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, with the unsealing of six orders and opinions handed down by a federal judge at various stages in the dispute. The opinions contain significant redactions and the major questions — who the company is, what country owns it and where it fits into Mueller’s investigation  — remain a mystery. But thanks to the newly-unsealed ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Tierney Sneed, U S District Court, Howell, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Beryl Howell, Russia Probe, Muckraker, Mystery Grand Jury Case, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell


Huawei units plead not guilty to U.S. trade secret theft

Huawei Device Co Ltd and Huawei Device USA Inc pleaded not guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Seattle on fraud, trade secrets conspiracy and other charges, the Justice Department said.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Seattle, Huawei, Justice Department, U S District Court, Huawei Device USA Inc, Huawei Device Co Ltd


Lawsuit accuses Trump of kissing campaign worker without her consent

Alva Johnson said in the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Florida's Middle District, that the alleged incident was "part of a pattern of predatory and harassing behavior towards women" by Trump. "This accusation is absurd on its face," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement. "This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eye witness accounts." Trump has denied charges by a number of women who said he groped and kissed them over a perio...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Trump, U S District Court, Middle District, Sarah Sanders, Alva Johnson