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Troutman Sanders Wins Insurance Coverage Dispute in California Federal Court Proving that Crime Really Doesn’t Pay

By Eileen King Bower Troutman Sanders recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of Continental Casualty Company in an insurance coverage dispute in the Northern District of California, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In this case, the plaintiff, a court-appointed receiver...

Smartphone Theft Legislation Passes California Senate

SB 962 Requires All New Smartphones Sold in California to Come Pre-Equipped With Theft-Deterring Technology The California Senate has passed legislation that requires all smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technological solutions to render the device useless if...

New York and California Officials Convince Google and Microsoft To Join Apple and Include Smartphone Kill Switch In Next Operating Systems To Reduce Thefts

Inaugural Report Reveals New Data Showing That Thefts Fell Drastically Following Apple’s Introduction of a Kill Switch. In just one year, the Secure Our Smartphones Initiative has made tremendous strides towards curtailing the alarming trend of violent smartphone theft. New York Attorney...

Secure Our Smartphones Initiative: One Year Later Report

One year ago, in June 2013, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón launched the Secure Our Smartphones ("SOS") Initiative in response to the epidemic of smartphone theft and related violence. In 2013, thieves stole an estimated...

Must Insured First Prove Prima Facie Case? An LLC Is Not an Employee

When an insured acquires an insurance policy the insured promises, among other things, to first prove that when presenting a claim for indemnity the Insured will establish a prima facie (on its face) case that coverage is available. In Network F.O.B., Inc. v. Great American Ins. Co. of New York , Slip...

Crime by Lawyer Does Not Pay: Lawyer Who Steals From Client Must Be Disbarred

When a lawyer does a criminal act he or she puts the license to practice law in jeopardy. The public believes that such a criminal act is sufficient to jail the lawyer and cause the lawyer to lose his or her license. The fact is that the Supreme Courts of the various states are loathe to totally disbar...

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Enforcing the Law? Ohio Police Chief Used Department Credit Cards and Petty Cash To Stock Florida Condo

A former suburban Cleveland area top cop has been charged with defrauding his department out of at least $80,000 by making unauthorized purchases of clothing, tools and goods for his own personal use. A two-count criminal information was filed in federal court charging ex-Kirtland Hills police chief...

Fraud Mastermind Uses Straw Buyer To Pull Off $2.1 Million Mortgage Theft

A six-count indictment has been filed in federal court charging Derryl L. Tanner and Julie A. Becker with engaging in a $2.1 million mortgage-fraud scheme. Tanner and Becker are accused of conspiring in 2006 to defraud several lending institutions related to transactions involving a home at 1517 Fitzroy...

CA9 Overturns Almanza-Arenas (CIMT, Inconclusive Record; Young v. Holder abrogated in part)

Court Staff Summary: "The panel granted Gabriel Almanza-Arenas’s petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals’ published decision, Matter of Almanza-Arenas , 24 I. & N. Dec. 771 (BIA 2009), which held that a California state law conviction for vehicle theft constitutes...

CA4 on Theft Offense, Agg. Fel. - Castillo v. Holder

"Julio C. David Castillo, a citizen of Honduras, filed this petition seeking review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) dismissing Castillo’s appeal from an immigration judge’s order of removal. The BIA determined that Castillo was removable based on his conviction...

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Unpub. BIA Agg. Fel. Theft Victory: Matter of Stewart

"In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) terminated proceedings upon finding that Md. Crim. Law, Code Ann. 7-104 is categorically not an aggravated felony "theft offense" because it encompasses fraudulent takings with the consent of the owner, and that the...

Maine: “Injured” Worker’s Clandestine Business Operation Results in “Theft by Deception” Conviction

The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine affirmed the conviction entered in the trial court on a jury verdict finding a person receiving workers’ compensation disability benefits guilty of theft by deception. The defendant received more than $50,000 in benefits following an injury to his left hand....

CA9 on Cal. Theft Offense, Agg. Fel. - Lopez-Valencia v. Lynch

"Adhering to the methodology established by Descamps and our follow-on opinion in Rendon v. Holder, 764 F.3d 1077 (9th Cir. 2014), we conclude that a conviction under California’s theft statute is not an aggravated felony because it is not a “theft offense” as defined by 8 U.S...

Is A Locked, Fenced-In Parking Lot A "Structure"? It is in New Jersey

By Peter J. Gallagher ( @pjsgallagher ) I was in law school during the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky drama. When the pundits seized on Bill Clinton's grand jury testimony about what the "meaning of 'is' is," I recall one of my professors saying that lawyers make distinctions...