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CITY OF LEAWOOD v. JENNI J. LEE

On February 3, 2015, the City of Leawood charged Lee with first-offense DUI and preliminary screening refusal. Lee was convicted as charged following a bench trial in the Leawood Municipal Court. She subsequently appealed to the Johnson County District Court. Lee filed a motion to suppress, alleging that law enforcement lacked reasonable suspicion to stop and detain her. The district court held a ... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
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United States of America v. Russel Patrick Bearshield District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Mescalero Apache Man Sentenced for Federal Assault Conviction

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Russel Patrick Bearshield, 30, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 30 months i... More...
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Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
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Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospital’s efforts to collect debts.
I
Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
4 ECHLIN V PEACEHEALTH
Washin... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SANDRA S. WILLIAMS

On October 21, 2016, the State filed a complaint charging Williams with one count of identity theft, one count of theft, and one count of criminal use of a financial card. During the first day of the preliminary hearing on the charges, Nathan Marah testified that he had been the general manager of a Steak & Shake restaurant in Johnson County since August 2016. On September 15, 2016, he received a ... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

CHRISTOPHER L. WAISNER v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2011, Waisner was convicted of various sex crimes in Shawnee County District Court. The underlying facts relating to the criminal case were summarized by this court in Waisner's direct appeal:

"This case involves allegations of sexual abuse lodged against Waisner by his daughter, T.G. Specifically, T.G. alleged that when she lived with Waisner during a period between May 2008 and J... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. HERSHEL A. KEMP

A jury sitting in Lyon County District Court convicted Defendant Hershel A. Kemp of committing multiple sex crimes, including several off-grid felonies, against K.R., his wife's minor daughter. Kemp has appealed, claiming numerous errors in the eight-day trial. Although Kemp received something short of a perfect trial, we find he received a fair trial, and the law requires no more than that. See... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DERRICK D. WATIE

When a Wichita police detective heard loud music and strong bass notes coming from a primer-colored pickup truck as it headed down the street towards him, he watched as it started to back into the driveway of the house where he was standing. By ordinance, Wichita has prohibited loud noises coming from a vehicle that is plainly audible more than 50 feet from the vehicle. The detective did not recog... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
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United States of America v. Mary Elgin, Ethel Shelton, Steven Hunter and Alex Wheeler Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

Hammond, IN - The United States of America charged Calumet Township Trustee employees Mary Elgin Ethel Shelton, 72, and Alex Wheeler, age 68, with:

Mary Elgin (1)
Office: Hammond Filed: 12/18/2014
County: Lake Terminated: Reopened:
Other Court Case: None

Count: 1 Citation: 18:1343.F Offense Level: 4
18:1343 WIRE FRAUD AND 18:1349 CONSPIRACY... More...
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Andrew Castillo v. Glenair, Inc.

In a joint employer arrangement, can a class of workers
bring a lawsuit against a staffing company, settle that lawsuit,
and then bring identical claims against the company where they
had been placed to work. We answer no.
This wage and hour putative class action involves the
relationship between a temporary staffing company (GCA
Services Group, Inc. (GCA)), its employees (... More...
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Alejandro Moreno v. Nancy Berryhill Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Alejandro Moreno appeals the order of the
district court upholding the Social Security Administration’s
denial of his applications for Supplemental Security Income
and Disability Insurance Benefits. Mr. Moreno contends that,
among other shortcomings in the Administrative Law Judge’s
2 No. 17‐1954
(“ALJ”) determination, he improperly relied on an outdated
mental... More...
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United States of America v. Shawn P. Parrish Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Newark Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Receiving, Possessing Child Pornography

Shawn P. Parrish, 38, of Newark, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on April 13, 2018 to 180 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for charges related to child pornography.

A United States District Court jury convicted Parrish in April of receiving and posse... More...
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David M. Hopper v. Phil Plummer, et al. Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Dayton, Ohio

Robert Richardson suffered a seizure two days after he was booked into the Montgomery
County Jail in Dayton, Ohio. Corrections officers and medical staff responded to the medical
call. Despite both a jail policy that prohibited placing restrained inmates in a prone position and
a medic’s appeal to handcuff Richardson in front, the officers handcuffed him behind his back
and restrai... More...
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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)

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTION V. ANNETTE BARNES Arkansas Supreme Court

Barnes alleged in her complaint that she was terminated from her position with the
ACC for protesting discriminatory actions on behalf of her employer and participating in
an investigation designed to discover further discrimination. She alleged that her
termination was a violation of the Arkansas Whistle-Blower Act (“AWBA”) and asked for
damages, reinstatement, attorneys’ fees... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

RAKESH SRIVASTAVA and SHARMILA SHANKAR, Appellants, v. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, a/k/a UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER, a/k/a STATE OF KANSAS (HARTMUT JAESCHKE, CODY TULLY, PAUL TERRANOVA, and ROY JENSEN University of Kansas

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava and Dr. Sharmila Shankar, who are husband and wife, both worked for the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). For different reasons, KUMC terminated Dr. Srivastava's and Dr. Shankar's employment. Believing that they were wrongfully terminated, Dr. Srivastava and Dr. Shankar sued University of Kansas (KU), as the institutional organization governing KUMC. Later, howeve... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

KIMBERLY WHITE v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Following a traffic stop on June 11, 2016, for failure to stop at a traffic control device, Kimberly White was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). In accordance with the Kansas implied consent law, K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 8-1001, the arresting officer read White all of the implied consent notices except for those associated with a potential criminal prosecution for ref... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER MARINELLI State Supreme Court Judicial Center

The State charged Marinelli with aggravated assault, alleging:

"[O]n the 3rd day of May, 2013, in Riley County, Kansas, Christopher Neil Marinelli did then and there unlawfully, feloniously, and knowingly place [victim] in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm with a deadly weapon, to wit: knife." (Emphasis added.)

Marinelli pleaded no contest and executed two docu... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

Rodeo Citizens Association v. County of Contra Costa, Phillips 66 Company, Real Party in Interest Contra Costa County Courthouses - Martinez, California

The County of Contra Costa (the county) certified an environmental impact report
(EIR) and approved a land use permit for a “Propane Recovery Project” at an oil refinery
owned and operated by Phillips 66 Company (Phillips) in Rodeo, California. In response
to consolidated petitions filed by Rodeo Citizens Association (Citizens) and others,1
the trial court issued a peremptory writ ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. TRUNG LE

On June 29, 2014, sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 2:50 a.m., an exchange
of gunfire between two shooters erupted in the 700 block of Bourbon Street, near
the intersection with Orleans Street in the French Quarter. This incident resulted in
the untimely death of Brittany Thomas (hereinafter “Ms. Thomas”), the attempted
murder of an unknown male, and injury to numerous bystanders ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

Rustin J. Smith v. City and County of Honolulu Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Plaintiff-Appellant Rustin Smith brought an action under
42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that his rights under the Fourth
Amendment were violated by police officers employed by
Defendant-Appellee City and County of Honolulu.
Specifically, he alleged that following his arrest on drug
charges that were subsequently dropped, he was improperly
detained by the Honolulu police for appr... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - HI)

Arthur Ochoa v. County of Kern

Appellant Arthur Ochoa, formerly employed by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office
(KCSO) as a deputy sheriff, petitioned for a peremptory writ of mandate commanding
respondents County of Kern and Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood to set aside his
termination and other extraordinary relief to remedy a violation of the Public Safety
Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act (Gov. Code, §... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Dennis Zarudny United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Florida Escort Service Owner Pleads Guilty to Underreporting Income

A Miami escort service owner pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return.

According to court documents, Dennis Zarudny, 40, filed a false individual income tax return for 2012 that underreported his total income from his escort business, Denzar Inc., which did business as “Elite Escort Service” in th... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - FL)

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