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Judge Vratil took no part in the disposition of this matter. TRANSFER ORDER. JOHN G. HEYBURN II, Chairman. Before the entire Panel: Plaintiffs sanofi-aventis and sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC (collectively sanofi) have moved, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407, to centralize this litigation in the District of Delaware. This litigation currently consists ...Power Morcellator Settlements. Judge Vratil planned MDL bellwether trials for mid-2017. However, the trials never proceeded because J&J began settling cases for undisclosed amounts. According to the Wall Street Journal, settlements ranged from $100,000 to about $1 million.The bench trial for the claims against Superintendent Herman Jones is the final phase of Shaw v. Jones and begins Monday, May 1 at the Robert Dole Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas in front of Judge Kathryn Vratil of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. Two plaintiffs, Blaine Shaw and Joshua Bosire, had their individual ...MEMORANDUM AND ORDER. KATHRYN H. VRATIL, District Judge.. On September 24, 2015, defendant filed a Motion Under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 To Vacate, Set Aside, Or Correct Sentence By A Person In Federal Custody (Doc. #255). This matter is before the Court on defendant's Motion To Recuse The Honorable Judge Vratil (Doc. #257), defendant's Motion To Appoint Counsel And Bond Release For Defendant (Doc ...The panel held that the Fed. R. Civ. P. 56 principles that applied to requests for injunctive relief and whether to assess a second-tier penalty for violation of the securities laws applied equally to the district court's determination of * The Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil, United States District Judge for the District of Kansas, sitting by ...That's the conclusion from U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil in a 79-page memorandum and order in two civil suits filed in Kansas.Vratil issued a scathing, 79-page order in two separate lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of three motorists and two passengers traveling in 2017, 2018 and 2019 from ...District Judge Vratil dissented because she would find that when the Federal Public Defender filed the 2019 motion which is the subject of this appeal, Wilson was still serving his 2006 sentence on Count 13 and—because Amendment 782 subsequently lowered the sentencing range for that count—he was eligible for a reduced sentence underIn a victory for the voters of Kansas, a federal court sided with the Voter Participation Center to permanently block the enforcement of anti-voter provisions in HB 2332.This is a win for democracy and will make elections more accessible for all eligible voters of Kansas. U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil ruled today that the law “is an …Judge Vratil of this District presided over Mr. Hassen's change-of-plea hearing and accepted Mr. Hassen's guilty plea. The trial court's exchange with plea counsel occurred after Mr. Hassen began asking questions and expressing concerns during the plea colloquy, requiring an off-the-record discussion between Mr. Hassen and his plea counsel.The Plaintiff prays that Chief Justice Kathryn H. Vratil of Kansas District Court and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas be restrained from control by federal FBI officials, Kansas's officials, actors, agents, subcontracted agents, et al., and Chief Justice Kathryn H. Vratil and the United States District Court will ...NOTICE OF JUDGE ASSIGNMENT: Case assigned to District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil and Magistrate Judge Teresa J. James for all proceedings. (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no.pdf document associated with this entry.) NOTICE OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE AVAILABILITY: A United States magistrate judge is available to conduct all proceedings in this civil ...Judge Vratil referred Ms. Zhu's housing discrimination complaint to Magistrate Judge O'Hara for mediation and settlement in August 2001. Pl.'s Opp. at 8. The parties reached a settlement, but Ms. Zhu refused to sign the formal settlement agreement because it required her to waive all claims, including "all claims which were or could have …U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil found that former Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. manager Jennifer McQueen — who claims she was fired after reporting multiple incidents of sexual harassment ...Kathryn Vratil, a federal judge in Kansas, is facing charges of driving under the influence and improper driving, according to the Associated Press. Johnson County records showed that the 70-year-old judge was arrested Thursday night. Vratil is a senior judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. She posted a $1,000 bond.Smith et al v. Highland Community College et al, No. 2:2022cv02048 - Document 85 (D. Kan. 2023) case opinion from the District of Kansas US Federal District CourtThis text is machine-read, and may contain errors. Check the original document to verify accuracy.original document to verify accuracy.Chevron USA Inc. has agreed to pay over $2.1 million to exit multidistrict litigation in which energy firms and fuel retailers are being accused of selling gas without accounting for temperature ...Judge Vratil began her order by highlighting 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, including Colorado to the west and Missouri to the east. “Meanwhile, in the name of drug interdiction, the Kansas Highway Patrol has waged war on motorists – especially out-of-state residents traveling between Colorado ...Richard F. Boulware II, District Judge, Presiding Argued and Submitted July 7, 2021 San Francisco, California Filed August 25, 2021 Before: A. Wallace Tashima and Susan P. Graber, Circuit Judges, and Kathryn H. Vratil,* District Judge. Opinion by Judge Tashima SUMMARY * Recalcitrant Witness Statute In light of the fact that Judge Vratil and Judge Hansen could be members of the putative class(es) in this litigation, each of them has filed with the Clerk of the Panel a formal renunciation of any claim that they may have as a putative class member, thereby removing any basis for a disqualification of Judge Vratil or Judge Hansen on that ground.U.S. District Court of Kansas Recently Opened Cases. NOTE: Tip: To view our New Cases with more details please click here! Date Filed. Case. Judge. 10/17/2023. W. Chappell Music Corp. et al v. Blue Moose Topeka, LLC et al ( 5:23-cv-04093-DDC-TJJ)The Tenth Circuit upheld the Judge Vratil's order holding that the crime-fraud exception vitiated the attorney/client and work-product privileges between the attorneys and their client.'2 The grand jury judge found that the government had established by substantial and competent evidence a prima facie case that the 8. Id. 9.ORDER: ( Settlement Conference set for 1/9/2020 at 09:30 AM before Judge Kathryn H. Vratil.) (Signed by Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on 12/20/2019) (va) Download PDFPlaintiff contends UKHA is a government agency and that the DOJ was therefore the correct agency to issue a right to sue notice. Even if that were not the case, plaintiff argues equitable considerations warrant a finding that plaintiff has exhausted her administrative remedies, as Judge Vratil recently found in a similar case. Miquelon v. Univ."The Kansas Highway Patrol has waged war on motorists -- especially out-of-state residents traveling between Colorado and Missouri on federal highway I-70," a federal judge declared on Friday in a scathing condemnation of tyrannical practices embedded in police training.. Among those practices is something cops call the "Kansas Two-Step." …Jul 29, 2023 · Judge Kathryn Vratil was appointed by George H.W. Bush The Kansas Two-Step is just one piece of a policing regime that Vratil rightly found objectionable. In her decision , Vratil also criticized pretextual traffic stops , in which police contrive some reason to pull people over merely on the hope that they’ll discover something they can ... Circuit Judges, and KATHRYN H. VRATIL, * District Judge. Opinion by Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. * The Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil, United States District Judge for Apr 26, 2019 · Vratil is a senior judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports a complaint filed Friday says Vratil was arrested by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper ... The Recorder provides legal news and analysis that helps lawyers run their firms and practices and navigate the innovation economy in Northern California with an emphasis on the intersection of ...complaint of misconduct against kansas district courtSenior Judge Kathryn H. Vratil is the 23rd judge and first woman named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Judge Vratil graduated from the University of Kansas …Jul 21, 2023. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil ruled Friday that the Kansas Highway Patrol's "two-step" maneuver violates the Constitution. The "two-step" is a tactic used by troopers with KHP in which they take a few steps away at the end of a traffic stop before turning around and attempting to gain the driver's consent to ...Kansas has lost a legal fight over one of the voting laws that its Republican-led Legislature passed in the wake of the 2020 election. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil ruled Thursday that it was ...IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Motion For Reconsideration Of District Judge Kathryn Vratil's May 3, 2023 Order Adopting The Magistrate's Report And Recommendation Case 2:23-cv-02067-KHV-ADM Document 16 Filed 06/07/23 Page 2 of 3 -3- ... s/ Kathryn H. Vratil KATHRYN H. VRATIL"The Kansas Highway Patrol has waged war on motorists -- especially out-of-state residents traveling between Colorado and Missouri on federal highway I-70," a federal judge declared on Friday in a scathing condemnation of tyrannical practices embedded in police training.. Among those practices is something cops call the "Kansas Two-Step." …In return for the government's agreement to an offense level of 25, its withdrawal of its request for an abuse of a position of trust enhancement, and its agreement to request Judge Vratil to depart downward to an offense level of 25, the defendant agrees to ․ [fourteen numbered promises]. (emphasis added).Judge Vratil began her order by highlighting 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, including Colorado to the west and Missouri to the east. “Meanwhile, in the name of drug interdiction, the Kansas Highway Patrol has waged war on motorists – especially out-of-state residents traveling between Colorado ...Jul 21, 2023 · In the order filed Friday, U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil wrote that patrol’s tactics in traffic stops violated the Constitution. The practice, called the “Kansas two step,” is a ... The Tenth Circuit upheld the Judge Vratil's order holding that the crime-fraud exception vitiated the attorney/client and work-product privileges between the attorneys and their client.'2 The grand jury judge found that the government had established by substantial and competent evidence a prima facie case that the 8. Id. 9.26 Apr 2019 ... She is charged in ...reconsideration of Judge Vratil's order on April 5, 2017. On April 27, 2017, Judge Vratil denied defendants' motion for reconsideration. On April 27, 2017, the court allowed plaintiffs until May 8, 2017 to respond to defendants' counterclaims and third-party complaint and/or to file a motion for leave to amend their complaint.Judge Kathryn H. Vratil disagreed with Defendants' claim that the statute prohibited only conduct (i.e., trespass), finding it did in fact regulate speech. 9 The next question was whether these regulations were content-based or content-neutral. 10 Judge Vratil agreed with Plaintiffs that relevant subsections of the statute unconstitutionally ...JOHN G. HEYBURN II, Chairman. Before the entire Panel: Ten of the twelve common defendants have moved, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407, for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings of this litigation in either the Southern District of Illinois or the Northern District of Illinois.All responding parties agree that centralization is appropriate, but variously suggest one of the following ...MEMORANDUM AND ORDER. VRATIL, District Judge. This matter comes before the Court on plaintiffs' motion for recusal under 28 U.S.C. § 455(a) and (b), for relief from judgment or order pursuant to Rule 60, Fed.R.Civ.P., and for oral argument and an evidentiary hearing on the motion for relief from judgment.See Doc. # 289 filed February …Judge Vratil sustained defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's original complaint (doc. 32). In light of the order of dismissal, the undersigned magistrate judge denied the instant motion and other motions filed by plaintiff as moot (doc. 33). This case was terminated and judgmentGet free access to the complete judgment in IN RE MOTOR FUEL TEMPERATURE SALES PRACTICES LITIGATION on CaseMine.#5.0 - Filed 11/03/2017: MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting[LINK:3] Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis.. The present action is hereby dismissed. Signed by District Judge J. Thomas Marten on 11/3/2017. (sz)U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil found that former Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. manager Jennifer McQueen — who claims she was fired after reporting multiple incidents of sexual harassment ...Judge Vratil, who was appointed by President George H.W. Bush, described in scathing terms what she said was the Highway Patrol’s practice of pulling over drivers with out-of-state license plates on Interstate 70, which transects hundreds of miles of Kansas prairie between Colorado and Missouri, both states where marijuana is legal, and of ...Filing 93 ORDER granting 91 Motion to Amend Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge James P. O'Hara on 9/9/2009.Judges, and Kathryn H. Vratil,* District Judge. Opinion by Judge Ikuta * The Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil, United States District Judge for the District of Kansas, sitting by designation. 2 ZAMORANO V. GARLAND SUMMARY * Immigration Granting in part, denying in part, and dismissing in partKansas has lost a legal fight over one of the voting laws that its Republican-led Legislature passed in the wake of the 2020 election. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil ruled Thursday that it was unconstitutional to make it a crime for groups to include a voter’s name, address and other information on advance ballot applications."The oil industry represented to Judge Vratil that their motion to dismiss was a silver bullet" to the plaintiff's claims, Zelcs said. "Obviously, their aim was not true."Kathryn Hoefer Vratil (born April 21, 1949) is a senior United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas . Education and career Born in Manhattan, Kansas, Vratil received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1971 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1975.Stuart Raphael is a judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals.Raphael assumed office on September 1, 2021. Raphael's current term ends on August 31, 2029. The Virginia General Assembly elected Raphael to the court on August 10, 2021, to fill a seat created by Senate Bill 1261, which increased the court from 11 to 17 judges.We agree that transfer of all related actions to a single judge has the streamlining effect of fostering a pretrial program that: (1) allows pretrial proceedings with respect to any non-common issues to proceed concurrently with pretrial proceedings on common issues, In re Multi-Piece Rim Products Liability Litigation, 464 F.Supp. 969, 974 (J.P ...Kathryn Vratil, JD. Year Inducted. 2013. ... Chief Judge of the U.S. District court for the District of Kansas; Clerk for Judge Earl O’Connor; Follow ETCWGE on Social Defendants sought reconsideration of Judge Vratil's order on April 5, 2017. On April 27, 2017, Judge Vratil denied defendants' motion for reconsideration. On April 27, 2017, the court allowed plaintiffs until May 8, 2017 to respond to defendants' counterclaims and third-party complaint and/or to file a motion for leave to amend their complaint ...The court likewise overruled plaintiffs' motion. Subsequent to the receipt of the fax from Jerry K. Levy on January 6, 1994, Judge Vratil corresponded with counsel for the defendants, being four (4) in number, to determine if any had received a copy of the memorandum alleged to have been filed with the court on November 18, 1993.May 4, 2023 · Civil rights organization ACLU of Kansas wants a federal judge to bring an end to a questionable practice known as the “Kansas two step.” Based on evidence heard this week in open court, U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Vratil should order a stop to a procedure that routinely violates the U.S. Constitution by illegal search and seizure. When U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil approved a multidistrict litigation steering committee in November, her appointments made headlines — and perhaps ushered in a new era for MDL helped along by Duke Law’s Center for Judicial Studies. The plaintiff steering committee Vratil approved includes more women than men. It’s the first time a majority-female leadership team has been appointed ...Motion To Recuse The Honorable Judge Vratil (Doc. #257) at 1. Under 28 U.S.C. § 455(a), federal judges must disqualify themselves in any proceeding in which their partiality might reasonably be questioned. Switzer v. Berry , 198 F.3d 1255, 1257 (10th Cir. 2000); see also Code of Conduct for United States Judges, Canon 3, § C(1) (judge shallTwelve defendants in the multidistrict litigation alleging a hot fuel conspiracy, along with six gasoline industry trade groups, have appealed an order to fork over internal lobbying records ...Judges, and Kathryn H. Vratil,* District Judge. Opinion by Judge Ikuta * The Honorable Kathryn H. Vratil, United States District Judge for the District of Kansas, sitting by designation. 2 ZAMORANO V. GARLAND SUMMARY * Immigration Granting in part, denying in part, and dismissing in partdistinguish away Judge Vratil's holding in Dolquist. See D.W. v. Bliss, 279 Kan. 726, 735 (2005) (there is no duty to control the conduct of another person absent a special relationship of the type described in the Restatement, including Sections 316 and 317). Neither party has made any argument concerning whether Judge Vratil wasCircuit Judges, and Kathryn H. Vratil,* District Judge. Opinion by Judge Vratil; Dissent by Judge Wardlaw SUMMARY** Federal Securities Law The panel reversed the district court’s imposition of a civil penalty in the amount of $1,757,000 against Imran Husain in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s civilSenior Judge Kathryn H. Vratil is the 23rd judge and first woman named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Judge Vratil graduated from the University of Kansas Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif, a scholastic honorary, and the Board of Editors of the Kansas Law Review.May 11, 2023 · Proceedings in the trial began last week and are expected to run until Friday. It isn't clear when U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil might render a verdict. Judge Vratil further ordered that plaintiffs show good cause why the claims against the Wong defendants should not be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. (J. Vratil Mem & Order Doc. No. 78 ("Doc. No. 78").) As clearly stated in Judge Vratil's November 29, 2007 Memorandum and Order, the defendantsmorning, Judge Vratil referred the motions to the undersigned Magistrate Judge for a Report and Recommendation,5 and Magistrate Judge James conducted the hearing as scheduled. After considering the motions, responses and objections, the Court recommends that Judge Vratil grant in part Plaintiffs’ motions as detailed below. III. LEGAL STANDARDSOriginally Judge Vratil found that qualified immunity was inappropriate here, quickly denying the KHP’s motions “substantially for the reasons stated” in the ACLU of Kansas’ opposition briefs. The Judge then backed up that ruling during oral argument on September 3, noting that there were significant inconsistencies in the troopers ...Center for Judicial Studies helps pave the way for first majority-female MDL steering committee. Feb 3, 2016 Latest NewsJudge Vratil began her order by highlighting 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, including Colorado to the west and Missouri to the east. "Meanwhile, in the name of drug interdiction, the Kansas Highway Patrol has waged war on motorists - especially out-of-state residents traveling between Colorado ...Judge Vratil noted that Kansas' administrative procedures to avoid voter fraud, which had proven successful in the past, undermined the state's rationale for the law.The procedure buys time for troopers to get a drug-sniffing dog to the stop, according to the ACLU. And the tactic is illegal. No one is above the law, ACLU legal director Sharon Brett argued in ...these filings, Judge Vratil ordered that any future pro se filings in Akers' criminal case it found frivolous would result in monetary sanctions.1 Undeterred, Mr. Akers filed the instant pleading complaining of alleged fraud upon the Court by Judge Vratil and the prosecutor in his criminal proceeding, Kim Flannigan."The Kansas Highway Patrol has waged war on motorists -- especially out-of-state residents traveling between Colorado and Missouri on federal highway I-70," a federal judge declared on Friday in a scathing condemnation of tyrannical practices embedded in police training.. Among those practices is something cops call the "Kansas Two-Step." …"The Kansas Highway Patrol has waged war on motorists -- especially out-of-state residents traveling between Colorado and Missouri on federal highway I-70," a federal judge declared on Friday in a scathing condemnation of tyrannical practices embedded in police training.. Among those practices is something cops call the "Kansas Two-Step." …. In this case, however, Chief Judge Vratil has graciously As Judge Vratil recently stated, "pretrial pro Indeed, Judge Vratil's order remanding the action noted that the Tenth Circuit had reserved explicitly ruling whether TCPA claims may be asserted as federal questions, see Geismann, 622 F. Supp. 2d at 1094, n.2. (citing U.S. Fax Law Ctr., Inc., 476 F.3d at 1115 n.3). Judge Vratil's order specifically noted that, because defendant did notFollowing Defendant's Objection to the discovery order (ECF No. 110), District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil overruled the Objection (Mem. and Order, ECF No. 130). Therefore, the discovery ruling stands and Defendant is required to produce discovery regarding NCAA violations by other coaches consistent with the Court's prior order. 3 Case 2:19-cv ... d. The status conference with Judge Vratil is resche Jul 21, 2023 · Court’s ruling came after two weeks of trial before Judge Vratil in the Federal District Court for the District of Kansas in May. The bench trial followed two ... Because Chief Judge Vratil's duty station is in th...

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