Upcoming Public Hearings in Pending Cases

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Overview

Under the law, victims of Federal crimes such as antitrust violations are entitled to certain rights. These rights include the right to reasonable, accurate, and timely notice of any public court proceeding involving the crime; the right not to be excluded from any such public court proceeding unless the court determines that testimony by the victim would be materially altered if the victim heard other testimony at the proceeding; and the right to be reasonably heard at any public proceeding in the district court involving release, plea, sentencing, or any parole proceeding.

This page lists named defendants (and products or industries involved) in pending cases prosecuted by the Antitrust Division for which public court proceedings are scheduled and for which the court has approved victim notification through this webpage.

Note: Hearing dates and times are subject to last-minute change. Although every effort has been made to provide current information, before attending a hearing you may wish to phone the court directly to confirm.

Hearings by Product or Service

Broiler chickens

Commercial flooring products

Electronic shopping and mail-order houses

Heir location services

Oncology services

Packaged seafood

Real estate auction bidding

Hearing Details

Hearings are listed in alphabetical order by defendant name.


U.S. v. Richard A. Blake, Jr.

Product or service: Heir location services

Hearing
Date and Time
Location
Telephonic status hearing May 19, 2021
10:00 a.m. Central

Everett McKinley Dirksen Bldg.
United States Courthouse
Courtroom 1419
Judge John J. Tharp, Jr.
219 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL
(312) 435-5573

Note: Members of the public and media who wish to listen to this hearing may call in to the hearing by dialing 877-848-7030 and, upon prompting, entering the access code: 5784864

Related page: Documents associated with U.S. v. Richard A. Blake, Jr.


U.S. v. Walter Scott Cameron

Product or service: Packaged seafood

Hearing
Date and Time
Location
Sentencing hearing April 28, 2021
10:30 a.m. Pacific

Philip Burton Federal Building
Courtroom 10, 19th Floor
Honorable Edward M. Chen
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA
(415) 522-2034

Related page: Documents associated with U.S. v. Walter Scott Cameron


U.S. v. Delmar E. Church, et al.

Product or service: Commercial flooring products

Defendants: Delmar E. Church, Kenneth R. Smith, Robert A. Patrey

Hearing
Date and Time
Location
Status hearing

July 9, 2021
9:15 a.m. Central

Everett McKinley Dirksen Bldg.
United States District Court
Rm. 1925
Honorable Andrea R. Wood
219 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL
(312) 435-5582

To ensure public access to court proceedings, members of the public and media may call in to listen to telephonic hearings. The call-in number is (888) 557-8511 and the access code is 3547847.

Counsel of record will receive an email 30 minutes prior to the start of the telephonic hearing with instructions to join the call. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings.

Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court-issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the Court.

Related page: Documents associated with U.S. v. Delmar Church, Jr., et al.


U.S. v. Alan Gaines

Product or service: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses

Hearing
Date and Time
Location
Change of Plea hearing

April 7, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Central

Diana E. Murphy U.S. Courthouse
Judge Michael J. Davis
300 S. Fourth St.
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 664-5000

Pretrial conference

May 10, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Central

Diana E. Murphy U.S. Courthouse
Courtroom 13E
Judge Michael J. Davis
300 S. Fourth St.
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 664-5000
Trial May 17, 2021
9:30 a.m.
Central
Diana E. Murphy U.S. Courthouse
Courtroom 15
Judge Michael J. Davis
300 S. Fourth St.
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 664-5000

Related page: Documents associated with U.S. v. Alan Gaines


U.S. v. William N. Harwin

Product or service: Oncology services

Hearing
Date and Time
Location
Status hearing April 12, 2021
10:30 a.m. Eastern

United States Courthouse and Federal Building
Room 6B
2110 First Street
Fort Meyers, FL
(239) 461-2180

Note: The hearing will proceed by video conference. To ensure public access to court proceedings, members of the public and media may call in to listen to remote hearings. Attendees should contact the court for instructions.


U.S. v. Jayson Jeffrey Penn, et al.

Product or service: Broiler chickens

Defendants: Jayson Penn, Roger Austin, Mikell Fries, Scott Brady, Timothy Mulrenin, Gary Brian Roberts, Jimmie Little, William Kantola, Rickie Blake, William Lovette

Hearing
Date and Time
Location
Trial preparation conference July 31, 2021
1:30 p.m. Mountain

Byron Rogers United States Courthouse
1929 Stout St.
Denver, CO
(303) 844-5424

Note: The hearing will proceed by video conference. To ensure public access to court proceedings, members of the public and media may call in to listen to remote hearings. The call-in number is (888) 278-0296 and the access code is 8212991.

Trial August 2, 2021
8:00 a.m. Mountain

Byron Rogers United States Courthouse
1929 Stout St.
Denver, CO
(303) 844-5424

Note: The hearing will proceed by video conference. To ensure public access to court proceedings, members of the public and media may call in to listen to remote hearings. The call-in number is (888) 278-0296 and the access code is 8212991.

Related page: Documents associated with U.S. v. Jayson Jeffrey Penn


U.S. v. Vortex Commercial Flooring, Inc., et al.

Product or service: Commercial flooring products

Hearing
Date and Time
Location
Change of plea hearing May 11, 2021
11:00 a.m. Central

Everett McKinley Dirksen Bldg.
United States Courthouse
Courtroom 1925
Honorable Andrea R. Wood
219 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL
(312) 435-5582

To ensure public access to court proceedings, members of the public and media may call in to listen to remote hearings. The call−in number is (650)−479−3207 and the meeting ID is 180 813 1170##.

Counsel of record will receive an email prior to the start of the hearing with instructions to join the call. Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings.

Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court−issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the Court.


U.S. v. Kenneth Worsham

Product or service: Packaged seafood

Hearing
Date and Time
Location
Sentencing hearing April 28, 2021
9:30 a.m. Pacific

Philip R. Burton Federal Courthouse
Courtroom 10, 19th Floor
Judge Edward M. Chen
450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA
(415) 522-2034

Related page: Documents associated with U.S. v. Kenneth Worsham


U.S. v. Ramin Rad "Ray" Yeganeh

Product or service: Real estate auction bidding

Hearing
Date and Time
Location
Status hearing (supervised release violation) April 8, 2021
10:00 a.m. Pacific

Oakland Federal Courthouse
Honorable Phyllis J. Hamilton
1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA
(510) 637-1296

Updated April 9, 2021

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