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State of Tennessee v. Ashley N. Menke Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

The Sumner County Grand Jury issued a nine-count indictment in Case No. 925CR-2015 charging Ashley N. Menke, the Defendant, with two counts of Class A misdemeanor theft of property (Counts 1 and 2), one count of Class E felony forgery of a check (Count 3), one count of Class C felony theft of property (Count 4), one count of Class E felony forgery of a document (Count 5), one count of Class E felo... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - KY)

In re Adoption of T.M.M.H. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

T.M.M.H., who was born on November 5, 2006, was a few months old when his father died in 2007. When T.M.M.H. was young, Mother and Grandmother agreed he would live for a period of time with Grandmother. We know little about this agreement. Whatever the initial arrangement may have been between Mother and Grandmother, at some point in 2008, Grandmother filed a petition in district court for grandpa... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

Alysia Webb v. City of Riverside

Petitioner Alysia Webb1 (Webb) filed a verified petition for writ of mandate in
superior court alleging the City of Riverside (Riverside) violated Propositions 26 and 218
when it began transferring additional revenue from electric utility reserve fund accounts
into the general fund without approval by the electorate. Webb contends the court
improperly dismissed her case without lea... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - CA)

Miguel Antonio Atilano v. The State of Texas

The State’s principal witness was S. Gibson, a Patrol Sergeant with the
Somervell County Sheriff’s Department. One night in May 2015, Gibson observed
a motorist who seemed to be having difficulty. The motorist drove his pickup truck
partly onto the shoulder of the road, activated his hazard lights, and traveled much
more slowly than the posted speed limit. The motorist event... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JESSE C. LITVAK Ware restaurant owner accused of torching Rhode Island restaurant will testify on his own behalf

This case has a lengthy procedural history. In January 2013, the
15 government filed an indictment charging appellant with eleven counts of
16 securities fraud in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b), 78ff (Counts 1-11), one count of
17 fraud against the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) in violation of 18
4
1 U.S.C. § 1031 (Count 12), and four counts of making false stateme... More...
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Aenaudo Brothers, L.P v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board, United Farm Workers of America, Real Party in Interest

ORIGINAL PROCEEDING; petition for writ of review.
Charley M. Stoll, Rachelle O. Tejada and Anne W. Nilsen for Petitioners.
J. Antonio Barbosa, Paul M. Starkey and Todd M. Ratshin for Respondent.
Martinez Aguilasocho & Lynch and Mario G. Martinez for Real Party in Interest.
-ooOooThis
writ proceeding addresses decisions by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board
(Board) that ... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - CA)

TYMOTHY RAY MARTIN vs STATE OF FLORIDA

One evening in February of 2016, Mr. Martin and his girlfriend, Kathryn Lawson, went out for a night on the town that ended in an altercation in a McDonald's parking lot over who should drive to their next destination. According to Ms. Lawson, Mr. Martin punched her twice in the face after she refused to get into the vehicle. According to Mr. Martin, it was he who refused to get in the car, whic... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - FL)

LUIS TORRES JIMENEZ vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

The City entered into a contract with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (“the
Vendor”) to service the City’s red light camera enforcement program. Jimenez,
211 So. 3d at 159. The contract states in pertinent part:
Vendor shall act as City’s agent for the limited purpose of making an initial determination of whether the recorded images should be forwarded to an Authorized Employee t... More...
   $0 (05-04-2018 - FL)

State of Missouri v. Travis W. Williams

In November 1996, Williams, then 26 years old, pleaded guilty to first-degree
statutory sodomy for inserting his thumb in a minor child’s vagina. He was sentenced to
five years in prison but, after completing a 120-day program in a sex offender assessment
unit, execution of his sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for five
... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - MO)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRYSON WILLIAMS

Bryson Williams appeals from his conviction and sentence on one count of
murder (proximate result of felonious assault) with a firearm specification and one count
of discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises.1
{¶ 2} Williams advances three assignments of error. First, he challenges the
weight of the evidence to sustain his convictions. Second, he alleges ineffective... More...
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GranCare, LLC v. D/b/a VAle Healthcare Center v. Ruth Thrower Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Defendant-Appellant GranCare LLC (“GranCare”)
removed a diversity case to federal court, arguing that the
sole non-diverse defendant, nursing home administrator
Remy Rhodes, was fraudulently joined as a defendant in
order to defeat diversity and prevent removal. The district
court remanded the case and awarded costs and attorney’s
fees to Plaintiffs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § ... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - ca)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SCOTT ROBERT BOLLIG

We begin with an introduction of the people involved in or affected by the criminal conspiracy and an outline of the circumstances that drew them together. Bollig, a bank officer, became acquainted with Naomi Abbott in late 2012, while she was married to Rahn Abbott. As her acquaintance with Bollig took an intimate turn, Naomi and Rahn were divorcing. After the divorce, Bollig and Naomi continued ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - KS)

ANTHONY DRURY v. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

On September 3,.2016, Deputy Chase Marcum of the Lincoln County
Sheriffs Office was on patrol when he noticed a silver Hummer ("vehicle")
matching the description of a vehicle that had earlier been reported stolen. The
·vehicle was driven ~y Drury, with Maranda Conner as his passenger. Deputy
Marcum began to follow the vehicle to determine whether it was in fact the
stolen... More...
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Jerald Glaviano v. Sacramento City Unified School District

After Jerald Glaviano interceded in a confrontation between two of his students,
the Sacramento City Unified School District (the District) placed him on unpaid leave
and issued an accusation and a notice of intent to dismiss or suspend him without pay.
Following a hearing, the Commission on Professional Competence (Commission)
dismissed the accusation and ordered the District to r... More...
   $0 (04-27-2018 - CA)

Kathy Sue Reed v. State of Indiana

In December 2015, Reed was charged with operating a vehicle with an alcohol
concentration equivalent of .08 or more, as a Class C misdemeanor,1 and
operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent of .08 or more
while having a prior conviction, as a Level 6 felony.2 Pursuant to a plea
agreement, Reed subsequently pleaded guilty to the Level 6 felony in exchange More...
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Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio v. Lance Himes Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Enacted in 2016, Ohio Revised Code § 3701.034
requires the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) to ensure that all funds it receives through six
non-abortion-related federal health programs are not used to contract with any entity that
performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions, or becomes or continues to be an affiliate of any
entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortion... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - OH)

Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, Intervener and Appellant


Nikki Moore for California News Publishers Association as
Amicus Curiae on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Katie Townsend, Bruce D. Brown and Caitlin Vogus for
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press as Amicus Curiae
on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, Timothy K. Talbot
and Jacob A. Kalinksi for Plaintiffs and Responde... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - CA)

Lisa Demargee v. Laura Pederson; Amy Van Ness District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

As this court has stated repeatedly, families have a “wellelaborated
constitutional right to live together without
governmental interference.” Wallis v. Spencer, 202 F.3d
1126, 1136 (9th Cir. 2000); accord Kirkpatrick v. Cty. of
Washoe, 843 F.3d 784, 789 (9th Cir. 2016) (en banc); Burke
v. Cty. of Alameda, 586 F.3d 725, 731 (9th Cir. 2009); Rogers
v. Cty. of San Joaquin, 48... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - AZ)

Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffer Group USA, Inc.; FAG Bearings, LLC

From 1973 to 1982, FAG Bearings Corporation released thousands of gallons
of trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile organic compound now classified as a hazardous
substance, at its manufacturing facility in Joplin, Missouri. In 1991, the Missouri
Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) detected TCE
contamination in residential wells in the Villages of Silver... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - MO)

Big Oak Flat-Groveland Unified School District v. The Superior Court of Tuolumne County, Jane Doe, Real Party in Interest

Petitioners, bring this writ petition, requesting that this court issue a writ of
mandate directing the trial court to vacate its order overruling petitioners’ demurrers to
Jane Doe’s first amended complaint, and to enter a new order sustaining their demurrers.
Petitioners’ demurrers were based on Doe’s failure to present a government claim to
petitioner school district (district) ... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - CA)

New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC v. Public Utilities Commission of the State of California, The Utility Reform Network, Real Party in Interest

Following our decision in New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC v. Public Utilities
Com. (2016) 246 Cal.App.4th 784 (New Cingular), the California Public Utilities
Commission (CPUC), on remand, issued Decision No. 17-04-0071
and Decision No. 17-
11-0382
(collectively, the Remand Decisions), awarding intervenor compensation to The

1 Order Instituting Investigation on the Commi... More...
   $0 (04-04-2018 - CA)

ANNE O’HARA BYNUM V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

There are no factual disputes. In early 2015, Bynum, a 37-year-old divorced woman
living with her mother, stepfather, brother, and four-year-old son, T.B., outside of
Monticello, discovered she was pregnant. She believed her mother would not allow her
and T.B. to continue living in her home if her mother learned Bynum was pregnant;
therefore, Bynum did not tell her mother abo... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

State of Louisiana in the Interest of N.B., I.B., and P.B. Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit

Hammond is the mother of three minor children, N.B., age 9 years;
I.B., age 6 years; and P.B., age 3 years.1 On July 3, 2015, deputies with the
Ouachita Sheriff’s Department arrived at the home of Russell Flowers
(“Flowers”) in response to a 911 call concerning a drowning. Upon their
arrival, deputies discovered the unresponsive body of Hammond’s five-year-
old daughter, ... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - LA)

Christopher Bell, as Special Administrator for the Estate of Cash Bell, et al. v. Grow With Me Childcare & Preschool LL C Nebraska Supreme Court

This is a tort action brought to recover damages resulting
from the tragic death of an infant who was abused by his
nanny. The parents and special administrator for the infant’s
estate sued the nanny for battery, and also sued two childcare
centers where the nanny had worked previously, alleging the
BELL v. GROW WITH ME CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL
Cite as 299 Neb. 136
childca... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - NE)

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