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Sentencing – HobbsAct

Jason Davila pleaded guilty to two criminal charges: that he conspired to commit robbery in violation of the Hobbs Act, 18 U.S.C. §1951, and that he possessed a firearm in connection with both the planned robbery and a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §924(c)(1)(A).

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Court Error – Denial of Mistrial

A jury found Joshua P. Braithwaite guilty of the murder, sexual assault, and kidnapping of 20-year-old L.Z. Braithwaite appeals his conviction on the grounds that the trial court erroneously exercised its discretion when it denied his motion for a mistrial after Braithwaite’s probation agent revealed to the jury Braithwaite’s prior adjudication for a sexual offense.

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Class Action – Wage Payment

Plaintiffs David Cohan and Susan Schardt filed this putative class action suit against their former employers, Medline Industries, Inc., and MedCal Sales LLC (collectively, “Medline”), alleging violations of the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, 820 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 115/1 et seq. (“IWPCA”), and other state wage payment statutes, including the New York Labor Law and California Labor Code, on behalf of the class.

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