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  1. Leite v. City of Providence (1978)

    The plaintiff Homero Leite alleges that five Providence policemen verbally and physically abused and mistreated him. Leite brings the present action pursuant to numerous federal civil rights statutes, relying primarily upon 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and asserting a cause of action under various constitutional amendments as they are incorporated into the fourteenth amendment with jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1331.[1] The complaint names the five unknown officers, in their official and individual [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 78-320
  2. Morris v. Travisono (1970)

    This is a civil rights suit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, in which several issues are raised relating to the constitutionality and statutory permissibility of certain rules, practices, and conditions of life at the Adult Correctional Institution.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 4192
  3. Narragansett Tribe, Etc. v. So. RI Land Devel. Corp. (1976)

    Frank L. Hinckley, Jr., Narragansett, R. I., John P. Toscano, Jr., Westerly, R. I., Archibald B. Kenyon, Jr., Wakefield, R. I., Harold P. Soloveitzik, Westerly, R. I., Joan M. Montalbano, N. Providence, R. I., Francis Castrovillari, Cranston, R. I., David W. Dumas, Providence, R. I., Charles Nardone, Vincent Naccarato, Westerly, R. I., Allen P. Rubine, Asst. Atty. Gen., James A. Jackson, Providence, R. I., for Southern R. I. Land Development Corp. et al.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 750006, 750005
  4. Rusch Factors, Inc. v. Levin (1968)

    This is a diversity action, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332, commenced by the plaintiff, a New York commercial banking and factoring corporation, against the defendant, a resident of Rhode Island and a public accountant certified in accordance with Title 5, Chapter 3, Section 5 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended, 1962. The amount in controversy, exclusive of interest and costs, exceeds $10,000.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 3869
  5. United States v. Voccola (1985)

    Joseph Voccola and Pasquale Manocchio were charged with assorted violations of 15 U.S.C. §§ 1984, 1988(b), and 1990c in a fifteen count information filed by the United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island on July 25, 1984. The essence of the charges (all misdemeanors) was that the defendants, as the operators of a proprietorship doing business under the name and style of "Granada Auto Sales," knowingly and wilfully (i) reset and altered odometers so as to reduce the mileage [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Cr. 84-054-015, Cr. 84-054-025
  6. United States v. Perry (2005)

    Before the Court for sentencing is Joshua Perry ("Defendant" or "Perry"), who was convicted in January of 2005 of possession with intent to distribute more than 5 grams of cocaine base in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and b(1)(B), as well as doing so within 1000 feet of a school in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 860. Title 21 U.S.C. § 841(a) prohibits, among other things, possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance. The statute provides for different mandatory minimum [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: C.R. No. 04-089S
  7. Zahn v. Yucaipa Capital Fund (1998)

    Matthew J. McGowan, Salter, McGowan & Swartz, Inc., Providence, RI, Timothy J. Hurley, Stephen D. Lerner, Raymond W. Lembke, Timothy C. Sullivan, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, Cincinnati, OH, for Plaintiff.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. 96-684L
  8. Palmigiano v. Travisono (1970)

    Hayden C. Covington, Barrington, R. I., Cary J. Coen and Barry A. Fisher, R. I. Legal Services, Inc., Providence, R. I., and Stanley A. Bass, N. A. A. C. P. Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., New York City, for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 4296, 4348
  9. Bartholomew v. Ins. Co. of North America (1980)

    This is a diversity action brought by plaintiffs, residents of Massachusetts and Connecticut, against four insurance companies, none of which are incorporated in or have their principal place of business in either of these two states.[1] The question presented is which of the defendant insurers (if any) is liable for a $300,000 judgment obtained by the plaintiffs against New England Robo-Wash, Inc. and Robo-Wash Inc. The latter are two related corporations, one or both of which were insured by [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 76-0343
  10. Palmigiano v. Garrahy (1977)

    Robert B. Mann, Providence, R. I., Matthew L. Myers, of the National Prison Project, Washington, D. C., John Farley and Joseph L. DeCaporale, Jr., Deputy Public Defenders, Providence, R. I., for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. Nos. 74-172 and 75-032
  11. INMATES OF BOYS'TRAINING SCHOOL v. Affleck (1972)

    Harold Krause, Jr., Cary J. Coen, Kenneth F. MacIver, Jr., Robert L. Barton, Barry A. Fisher, Barry Vogel, V. Paul McGinn, Rhode Island Legal Services, Providence, R. I., Donald King, Ellen C. Hanson, Juvenile Law Center, St. Louis, Mo., Ann Wagner, Michael Davidson, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, New York City, for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 4529
  12. United States v. Ditomasso (2008)

    Defendant Michael DiTomasso ("Defendant") moves to dismiss the indictment for failure to register as a sex offender pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2250. Defendant sets forth a battery of constitutional arguments against the indictment: violation of the Due Process Clause, the Ex Post Facto Clause, the Commerce Clause, the right to travel, the Tenth Amendment, and the separation of powers doctrine. Additionally, Defendant argues that the Attorney General's interim rule issued on February 27, 2007 [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: CR 07-132ML
  13. Lacedra v. Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility (2004)

    This case involves constitutional claims filed by Glenn P. LaCedra ("Plaintiff"). He alleges that while he was incarcerated at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility ("Wyatt Facility"), Defendants, Cornell Corrections Corporation, Cornell Corrections of Rhode Island, Inc. ("Cornell Defendants"), Chief Wayne Salisbury ("Salisbury"), Jean Singleton ("Singleton"), Lieutenant Sharon Johnson ("Johnson"), and other known and unknown employees of the Cornell Defendants deprived him of his rights under [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: C.A. No. 99-458L
  14. Perini Corporation v. Heyde (1969)

    Lincoln C. Almond, U. S. Atty., Providence, R. I., William J. Gearon, Asst. U. S. Atty., and Leavenworth Colby, Special Asst. Atty. Gen., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., for defendant Heyde.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 4075
  15. O'NEIL v. Picillo (1988)

    S. Paul Ryan, Providence, R.I., William G. Ballaine, Siff & Newman, New York City, C. Russell Bengtson, Richard T. Linn, Providence, R.I., for United Sanitation, Inc., Daniel Capuano, A. Capuano Bros., Inc., Jack Capuano, Sanitary Landfill, Inc., and Anthony Capuano.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 83-0787 P
  16. In Re Hyperion Enterprises, Inc. (1993)

    This matter is now before the Court on appeal from a decision and order entered by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island on September 11, 1992, 144 B.R. 228. The Trustee, Arnold L. Blasbalg, appeals the Bankruptcy Court's determination that the alleged debt from the Debtor, Hyperion Enterprises, Inc. ("Hyperion") to Thomas Tarro/Telesis Financial Services ("Tarro") should be neither recharacterized as a contribution to capital nor equitably subordinated, and that [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 92-618L
  17. United States v. Davis (1998)

    Lois J. Schiffer, Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, Margaret Curran, United States Attorney, Providence, RI, Robert E. Maher, Jr., Susan M. Akers, U.S. Dept. of Justice/Env. Enforcement Sect., Washington, DC, Robin Feder, Michael Iannotti, Assistant United States Attorney, Providence, RI, Ruthann Sherman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA, for United States of America, plaintiff.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: 90-484
  18. City of Manchester v. National Gypsum Co. (1986)

    Stanley M. Brown, Michael Hall, Brown & Nixon, Manchester, N.H., Edward Westbrook, Blatt & Fales, Barnwell, S.C., Edward J. Westbrook, Blatt & Fales, Charleston, S.C., Daniel A. Speights, Hampton, S.C., for City of Manchester.


    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 84-0443 P
  19. Plummer v. Abbott Laboratories (1983)

    This is a products liability action initiated by 51 individual plaintiffs against 7 manufacturers of the drug diethylstilbestrol ("DES"). Jurisdiction is based on 28 U.S.C. § 1332. Of the original plaintiffs, 48 remain in the case; 21 are women who, during their respective pregnancies, took DES on the advice of their physicians. These women, in the fourth amended complaint, complain of emotional distress arising out of increased fear of contracting cancer and out of heightened concern for the [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 80-0556-S
  20. Hartman v. City of Providence (1986)

    Janet A. Hartman, the plaintiff herein, brought this suit in early 1985 against a variety of municipal defendants, viz., the city of Providence (City) and its Board of Park Commissioners (Board); Vincent A. Cianci, Jr., former mayor of Providence and quondam chairman of the Board; Bruce F. Melucci and Leila Mahoney, who were aides to Cianci during parts of the period in question;[1] Frank A. Merlino, the City's personnel director; Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., whose variegated roles are described in [...]

    Court: District Court for the District of Rhode Island Docket: Civ. A. No. 85-0154-S

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