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  1. Am. Fidelity Fire Ins. Co. v. Construcciones Werl, Inc. (1975)

    Plaintiff American Fidelity Fire Insurance Company (hereinafter "AFFIC" or "surety") has moved this Court pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 56 for an order compelling defendant Carla A. Hills, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (hereinafter "HUD"), to pay some $220,268.00 in retainages, allegedly owing on the "Thomasville" Project, into court. Defendant HUD, in addition to opposing the granting of AFFIC's motion, has moved for a dismissal of plaintiff's complaint pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. No. 576/1973
  2. United States v. Briscoe (1999)

    On May 20, 1999, a grand jury returned a four-count indictment accusing defendant Wilbert Briscoe ["Briscoe"] of falsely representing himself as a United States citizen, impeding and assaulting a special agent of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service ["INS"], using a firearm to impede or assault an employee of the United States, and stealing a firearm from the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 911, 111(a)(1) and (b), 924(c), and 642, respectively. Briscoe has [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: CRIM. NO. 1999-133
  3. Ratner v. Young (1979)

    This action for damages for libel is an aftermath of the famous Fountain Valley murder trial in the United States District Court of the Virgin Islands, Division of St. Croix.[1] Shortly after the return of the verdicts of guilty and the sentencing of all five defendants, THE ST. CROIX AVIS published an article containing a letter which had been received during the trial by the presiding judge, Warren H. Young, from a state court judge in Baltimore, Maryland, complimenting him on the manner in [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. No. 437/1973
  4. Government of Virgin Islands v. Jacobs (1986)

    This case presents a novel question under recently-enacted F.R.E. 412: does the confrontation clause extend to a rape defendant the right to impeach the prosecuting witness with instances of past sexual conduct despite Rule 412's general ban on such evidence? We hold that the accused has a right to cross-examination where the Government first opens the door on this otherwise inadmissible subject matter. We hold further that the failure of the defense lawyer to conduct cross-examination in this [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Crim. No. 1984/66
  5. Gatcliffe v. Reno (1998)

    Plaintiff, Jonathan Gatcliffe ["Gatcliffe"], has petitioned this Court for a finding that he is qualified to be naturalized, but for the pendency of deportation proceedings. For Mr. Gatcliffe to be fully qualified for naturalization this Court must be able to find that he is a man of good moral character after a de novo review under 8 U.S.C. § 1421(c) of the contrary administrative decision under section 1447(a) of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service ["INS"].[1] The Court [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: 97-149
  6. United States v. Superville (1999)

    On November 19, 1998, a grand jury indicted defendant David Anthony Superville ["Superville"] for falsely representing that he possessed a Social Security number not assigned to him, in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 408(a)(7)(b). Superville has moved to suppress statements taken from him by the Immigration and Naturalization Service ["INS"] as well as his file with the Workmen's Compensation Division ["WCD"] of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor. The Court took evidence on these matters several [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: CRIM.1998-112
  7. VI Bur. of Internal Rev. v. St. Croix Hotel Corp. (1986)

    The issue presented in this appeal is whether the Government of the Virgin Islands may reopen a debtor's plan for reorganization 26 months after the plan was confirmed. We hold that the Government's claim for pre-petition taxes is barred by laches and affirm the bankruptcy court's refusal to reopen the case. We also affirm the court's reaffirmation of its earlier order that the debtor pay its post-petition taxes as administrative expenses.


    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. No. 1985/315
  8. Guar. Nat. Ins. Co. v. Bayside Resort, Inc. (1986)

    This dispute pits an innocent policyholder against its equally innocent insurer. We are asked to decide whether the defendant, yet another victim of the insolvent Dome Insurance Company, is entitled to primary coverage from its excess carrier. We hold it is not.


    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. No. 1985/183
  9. Government of Virgin Islands v. Commissiong (1989)

    Presently before the court are the defendant's post-trial motions to dismiss count II of the criminal information, for judgment of acquittal or in the alternative for a new trial on both counts of the information, and to set aside his sentence. For the reasons set forth below, the court will deny the motions.


    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Crim. A. No. 88-79
  10. Barnes v. Government of Virgin Islands (1976)

    This Memorandum Opinion, as well as the Order which is appended hereto, are being entered under the above and foregoing caption, not as the resolution of inmate Roy Barnes' complaint — that will come later, after a full hearing on the merits of his individual complaint —, but for lack of any other appropriate caption for future reference and identification.


    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. No. 76/191
  11. Plaskett v. Bechtel Intern., Inc. (2003)

    Bechtel hired Plaintiff Ronald Plaskett to work as a warehouse aide in the Hovensa refinery in St. Croix, Virgin Islands on June 26, 2000. Complaint, ¶ 4. On August 21, 2000, Plaskett entered into an Hourly Employment Agreement (hereinafter "Agreement") with Bechtel. Mot. to Compel, Ex. A. The Agreement addresses many aspects of the employment relationship, including compensation, overtime, insurance, vacation, sick pay, increases and promotions, and discipline. It also contains four [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: CIV.2002-0149
  12. Berne Corp. v. Government of Virgin Islands (2000)

    Berne Corporation ["Berne"] and B & B Corporation ["B & B"] [collectively "plaintiffs"] allege that the Government of the Virgin Islands, through its tax assessor, Roy Martin ["Martin" or "tax assessor"], has illegally assessed the value of their commercial properties based on replacement value, rather than the statutorily-required "actual value." Plaintiffs' have filed an application for preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin the tax assessor, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ["1983"], and [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. No. 2000-141
  13. Bank of Nova Scotia v. St. Croix Drive-In Theatre (1982)

    The genesis of this action is a debt incurred by several of the defendants for which another defendant agreed, in part, to act as surety. The trial was held on July 20, 1982. The plethora of memoranda submitted by the respective parties, both before and after the trial, constitute a monument to the problems inherent in complex financial dealings when the intent of the parties is not clearly defined.


    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. No. 80/88
  14. United States v. Roebuck (2003)

    Isabel Munoz, Esq., Special Attorney to the Attorney General, United States Attorney's Office, Hato Rey, PR, Special Attorney for Chief Judge Raymond Finch, Judge Thomas Moore, Judge Geoffrey Barnard, and Judge Jeffery Resnick with respect to the within Motion.


    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: CR.2002/0171
  15. Williams v. Williams (1971)

    In Civil No. 280-1970, Division of St. Croix, Eunice Williams, through her counsel the Virgin Islands Community Legal Services, has filed a complaint against her husband seeking a divorce. Defendant husband has failed to make an appearance and the matter is now before the Court on the plaintiff's motion for decree by default. Mrs. Williams is not a citizen of the United States, though she has lived in St. Croix, Virgin Islands continuously for nearly ten years. She married her present husband [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. No. 280-1970
  16. Herman v. Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corporation (1974)

    Birch, DeJongh & Farrelly, Alexander A. Farrelly, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, V. I., of counsel, for defendants Hess Oil V. I. Corp. and Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. Ltd. and plaintiffs Hess Oil V. I. Corp. et al.


    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. Nos. 222/72, 598/72
  17. Government of Virgin Islands v. Rijos (1968)

    The defendant, Juan Colon Rijos, a resident of the Virgin Islands, is charged by the United States with the unlawful importation of a narcotic drug (heroin) into the Virgin Islands, in violation of a Federal statute which forbids such importation. 21 U.S.C. § 174 (No. 55 of 1967). He is also charged by the Government of the Virgin Islands on three other counts, namely: (1) the unlawful possession of 74 packets of a narcotic drug (heroin), 19 V.I.C. § 631(b); (2) the unlawful possession of 1 [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Crim. Nos. 4 of 1968, 55 of 1967
  18. Evanston Ins. Co. v. Treister (1992)

    This is a declaratory judgment diversity action in which Evanston Insurance Company ("Evanston") has requested that this Court determine its liability under a claims-made, architectural and engineering professional liability policy which it issued to Kenneth Treister ("Treister") in the amount of one million dollars. At issue is whether Evanston is liable under the policy for a settlement entered into between Treister and the Government of the Virgin Islands ("Government") for damages arising [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. A. No. 1988/295
  19. Hark v. Antilles Airboats, Inc. (1973)

    The question raised by defendant's motion for judgment on the pleadings and/or summary judgment is whether the bailiff shall place the Silver Oar of the Admiralty on the bench. My answer is that the oar should be placed on the bench[1] and that this matter will proceed as an action in admiralty and not as a case in the common law court.


    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civ. No. 476/1972
  20. Carty v. Farrelly (1997)

    Before this court are two related motions pertaining to the Settlement Agreement entered into by the parties on October 12, 1994 to remedy unconstitutional conditions at the Criminal Justice Complex (CJC) in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. Plaintiffs' motion is twofold and seeks (1) an order holding defendants in civil contempt of the Settlement Agreement and imposing sanctions for defendants' continued failure both to abide by the terms of the Agreement and, ultimately, to remedy the [...]

    Court: District Court for the Virgin Islands Docket: Civil Action No. 94-78

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