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James Tran v. State of Indiana

James Tran was charged with ten counts of child molesting for the molestation
of three of his adopted daughters. At his trial on these charges, text messages
from the cell phone belonging to his wife were admitted over his objection. A
jury found Tran guilty as charged. The trial court imposed an aggregate sixty
four-year sentence. This appeal ensued.
Discussion and Dec... More...
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Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals vs. Deer River Health Care Center and MHA Insurance Co. and Essentia Health-Deer River and Berkley Risk Administrators Co. and Midwest Spine & Brain Institute and Essentia Health

Respondent Janet Hufnagel filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2015 for work
related aggravations to a low-back condition that resulted from an admitted work-related
injury in 2009. At all relevant times, Hufnagel worked at the same job, performing the
same duties, at the same physical location. But between the 2009 injury and the later
aggravations sustained in 2014 and 201... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Antionette Rie Johnson

On June 12, 2016, at 8 p.m., Daryl Curtis shot and killed Renaldo McDaniel in the
parking lot of an auto parts store in Saint Paul. See State v. Curtis, 905 N.W.2d 609, 612–
14 (Minn. 2018). Police obtained surveillance footage from a nearby Walmart and a
childcare center. The footage from Walmart showed that, before the shooting, Curtis was
accompanied by two women, T.S. and... More...
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Rodger Blanco v. Federal Express Corporation, d/b/a FedEx Express, Justin Digby and Matthew Wainer

In 2014 a FedEx employee stole about $380,000 worth of gold coins and gold bars from a
package entrusted to FedEx for delivery. Almost two years later, the sender, Rodger Blanco,
sued FedEx for negligent investigation and conversion. FedEx moved for summary judgment,
which the district court granted principally because the contract of
carriage required Mr. Blanco to file suit wi... More...
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State of Iowa v. Sean Neal Delacy

Delacy pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor, in violation of Iowa
Code section 728.12(1) (2015), and lascivious acts with a child, in violation of
section 709.8(1)(a), both class “C” felonies. On April 25, 2016, he was sentenced
to a term of imprisonment not to exceed ten years on each count, to be served
consecutively. The court stated on the record, “The defenda... More...
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Roland Critchfield v. Blazin Wings, Inc., d/b/a Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Roland Critchfield slipped and fell on the wet, soapy bathroom floor of a
Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill (“Buffalo Wild Wings”) in Sandy, Utah.
Critchfield brought suit against Blazin Wings, Inc. (“Blazin”), the parent
company of Buffalo Wild Wings, asserting injuries he suffered in the slip-and-fall
*This order and judgment is not binding precedent except under the
doctrines o... More...
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Gary Clark v. Robert Colbert

This case involves an encounter between law enforcement and a
schizophrenic individual suffering a psychotic episode. Officers from the
Wagoner County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from Gary Clark’s
brother, who was having troubling restraining him. The Sheriff’s Department, in
turn, requested help from the neighboring Broken Arrow Police Department. The
Broken Arrow... More...
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State of Iowa v. Wyatt K. Slinker

A man claimed Wyatt Slinker owed him money. Slinker told the man to get
out of his face, swung at him, and hit him. The man fell to the ground and
eventually died.
The State charged Slinker with involuntary manslaughter and assault
causing serious injury. See Iowa Code §§ 707.5(1)(a), 708.2(4) (2017). Slinker
pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and the State di... More...
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State of Iowa v. Michael Shawn Ball Enticing a minor, supplying alcohol to a minor, indecent exposure, and invasion of privacy.

A.G. was born in October 2000 and the acts she alleged to have occurred
were in and around May 2014. At the time, A.G. lived in Dubuque near L.B., who
lived with her father, Michael Ball,1 and her mother, Beth Ball. A.G. testified she
and L.B. “were like sisters” and they hung out together almost every day.
During the time at issue, A.G. had a personal cell phone with ov... More...
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State of Iowa v. Matthew Lee Murphy Second-degree sexual abuse

The following facts can be gleaned from the evidence presented to the jury.
On February 20, 2016, eleven-year-old A.T. and her older sister, M.T., spent the
night at Murphy’s house. Murphy was a family friend of the girls’ parents after
being engaged to A.T.’s aunt, her mother’s sister. After his fiancé passed away
the families remained close. The girls referred to Murphy a... More...
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NATHANIEL YANCEY JR. vs. STATE OF IOWA

On November 25, 2011, an altercation occurred in the parking lot at Valley
West Mall in Des Moines. Witnesses heard gun shots and saw a person firing a
gun. One witness reported the incident to the West Des Moines Police and later
identified Yancey as the shooter in a photo array. Another witness identified the
shooter by race. Another witness provided the police with a lic... More...
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WALTER REED vs. STATE OF IOWA and STATE OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A federal statute known as Title VI states, “No person in the United States
shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” See 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2015). A
federal report cited the Department of Transpo... More...
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DON WYNGARDEN vs. STATE OF IOWA JUDICIAL BRANCH, JOHN WAUTERS, and BRUCE BUTTEL COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

Wyngarden, who was born in 1951, was employed as a juvenile court officer
(JCO) by the Iowa Judicial Branch.1 His immediate supervisor was Bruce Buttel
and Buttel’s supervisor was John Wauters. Wyngarden received an oral reprimand
in November 2007, which was not placed in his file. On October 9, 2008,
Wyngarden received a written reprimand based on Wauters’s determination More...
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Vincent McFadden v. State of Missouri

The detailed facts are set out in Mr. McFadden’s prior appeals and will be repeated here only insofar as they are relevant to his postconviction claims. On May 15, 2003, Eva Addison1 was at Maggie Jones’ house on Blakemore in Pine Lawn when Mr. McFadden arrived at the house with a friend.2 Eva and Mr. McFadden had a child together. When Mr. McFadden got out of the car, he kissed the child, ... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - MO)

LOWELL CLYDE MILNER v. STATE OF MISSOURI Failing to register as a sex offender

Milner pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to register as a sex offender. The
circuit court sentenced Milner to four years’ imprisonment for each count to run
consecutively. The circuit court suspended execution of Milner’s sentence, and placed
him on five years’ probation. Subsequently, Milner’s probation was revoked, his
sentence was executed, and he was delivered to t... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - RICK THOMAS FEHRENBACH

This cause came on to be considered upon a notice of appeal, the transcript of the docket and journal entries, the transcript of proceedings and original papers from the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, and upon the brief filed by appellant's counsel. {¶2} Counsel for defendant-appellant, Rick Thomas Fehrenbach, has filed a brief with this court pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 7... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - GEORGE S. HUSTON

On October 4, 2016, two complaints were filed with the Clinton County Municipal Court charging Huston with burglary and attempted aggravated arson, both third degree felonies. As it relates to the complaint charging Huston with attempted aggravated arson, the complaint stated the following: Complainant being duly sworn states that George Sam Huston at 1079 SR 134 S Wilmington, Clinton County, ... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Richard David Blick Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Registered Sex Offender Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Receipt and Possession of Images of Child Rape
Defendant Preyed on Young California Teen, Inducing her to send Images over Internet

A registered sex offender with prior convictions for raping a 12-year-old girl he met via the internet, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 20 years i... More...
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Steven Morales v. United States of America District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal is one of many tort cases against the government in which we consider the government’s waiver of sovereign immunity. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (the “FTCA”), the court has no jurisdiction over claims “based upon the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise or perform a discretionary function or duty on the part of a federal agency or an employee of the Government . . .... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - AZ)

Bobby S. Dutta v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Bobby S. Dutta appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (“State Farm”) on his claim that State Farm violated provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (“FCRA”). The relevant FCRA provisions require a prospective employer to provide a job applicant with a copy of his consumer credit report, notice of his FCRA rights, and an o... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

Lecia L. Shorter v. Leroy D. Baca, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Lecia L. Shorter appeals the district court’s partial grant of summary judgment in favor of the County of Los Angeles, Leroy Baca, Jacqueline Ortiz, and Alejandra Avalos (the County or County Defendants) on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 inadequate medical care claim, and the denial of Shorter’s motion for a new trial on her § 1983 claim based on her classification as mentally ill, her conditions of confine... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

Bernardina Rodriquez v. Taco Bell Corp. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Fresno, California

This case is about the meal breaks that California law
requires an employer provide to employees after they have
worked a certain number of hours. The Plaintiff-Appellant,
Bernardina Rodriguez (“Plaintiff”), was for many years a
restaurant employee of the Defendant-Appellee, Taco Bell
Corp. (“Taco Bell”). During that time Taco Bell offered
thirty-minute meal breaks that wer... More...
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Kathleen Willhite-Michiulis v. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC

Plaintiff Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis was involved in a tragic snowboarding
accident at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. On her last run of the day, she collided with a
snowcat pulling a snow-grooming tiller and got caught in the tiller. The accident resulted
in the amputation of her left leg, several skull fractures and facial lacerations, among
other serious injuries. She and her husba... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - KEVIN A. WEIR

The Ashtabula County Grand Jury returned an eighteen-count indictment
against appellant on August 3, 2016. The indictment alleged eleven counts of pandering
obscenity involving a minor, second-degree felonies in violation of R.C. 2907.321(A)(1),
and seven counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, fourth-degree felonies in
violation of R.C. 2907.321(A)(5).
{¶3} App... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - STEVEN JOSEPH SNYDER

On November 9, 2016, Snyder was indicted by the Ashtabula County Grand Jury for Attempted Burglary, a felony of the third degree, in violation of R.C. 2911.12(A)(1) and R.C. 2923.02(A), in Case No. 2016 CR 000604. On March 16, 2017, he was indicted for Burglary, a felony of the second degree, in violation of R.C. 2911.12(A)(1), in Case No. 2017 CR 00088. On the same date, he was also indicte... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

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