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STATE OF IOWA vs. CHARLES EARL JONES Iowa Court of Appeals

Charles Jones was convicted of robbery in the first degree, in violation of
Iowa Code section 711.2 (2016), going armed with intent, in violation of Iowa Code
section 708.8, carrying weapons, in violation of Iowa Code section 724.4, and
making a false report to law enforcement, in violation of Iowa Code section 718.6.
In this appeal, Jones challenges the sufficiency of the evi... More...
   $0 (04-23-2018 - IA)

PATRICK WHIGHAM v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Patrick Whigham appeals the administrative suspension of his driver's license by the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDR).

Whigham was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). He was read a 2013 version of the DC-70 implied consent advisories, which included the criminal penalties found facially unconstitutional in State v. Ryce, 303 Kan. 899, 368 P.3d 342 (2016) (Ryce I), aff'd ... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - )

Erlis Joseph Chaisson v. The State of Texas

Chaisson was charged by indictment with five counts of aggravated assault of a
child and ten counts of indecency with a child by contact. See id. §§ 21.021, 22.11. Prior
to trial, the State waived several counts, leaving one count of aggravated assault of a
child and four counts of indecency with a child by contact. At the close of the State’s
case, appellant’s motion for di... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - CA)

Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - HI)

Andrew Michael Psyk v. The State of Texas

At around 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 20, 2013, at least two
witnesses contacted 911 after observing a dark SUV driving erratically on Interstate
59 northbound. One witness stayed on the phone with the 911 operator and followed
behind the vehicle until a state trooper arrived on the scene.
When the trooper located the vehicle, he followed it for a short period of time ... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

Truitt Russell Cook v. The State of Texas

Appellant does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence so we will mention
only so much of the background facts as necessary for our disposition of his issues. On
February 12, 2015, appellant and Tianna Insall robbed the A1 Smoke Shop in rural
Tarrant County. They wore dark glasses and bandannas. Appellant carried what the two
store employees called “a gun.” Once insid... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

Julie Hautzenroeder v. Michael DeWine Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Due to her conviction for sexual battery, Julie Hautzenroeder
must forever comply with Ohio’s sex offender registration and notification laws. After her
release from prison and community control, Hautzenroeder filed a habeas petition under 28
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No. 17-3395 Hautzenroeder v. DeWine Page 2
U.S.C. § 2254 challenging her conviction with its attendant ongoing reporting burden. TheMore...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - OH)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ANDREW CHARLES REDICK Case Video

Redick was in a romantic relationship with Keithley. In the weeks leading up to her death, Redick told multiple people that he believed the spirit of his deceased mother was living in her.

On November 14, 2013, Keithley checked into the Country Club Motel in Topeka. Because Keithley and Redick stayed at the motel regularly, the motel's owner was familiar with both; and he saw Redick wa... 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)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ALFRED ROCHELEAU Agg Indecent Solicitation child

On March 29, 2013, Rocheleau pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated indecent solicitation for a crime occurring between December 2010 and September 2011. The ex post facto issue arises because the 2011 Legislature amended KORA to increase the registration term for Rocheleau's crime from a 10-year period to lifetime. See L. 2011, ch. 95, § 6. Rocheleau argues his registration should be governed ... 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...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - CA)

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)

Philadelphia Taxi Association, Inc., et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia taxicab drivers, aggrieved by the influx of
taxis hailed at the touch of an app on one’s phone, brought
this antitrust action to protest the entry of Appellee Uber
Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) into the Philadelphia taxicab
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market. The Philadelphia Taxi Association (“PTA”), along
with 80 individual taxicab companies (collectively,
“Appellants”), appeal the ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - PA)

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)

Jimmy Lee Garcia v. The State of Texas

Jimmy Lee Garcia was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and, after
the jury found two enhancement paragraphs to be true, was sentenced to life in prison.
See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(c) (West 2017). Because the evidence was
sufficient to prove Garcia possessed methamphetamine, the trial court conducted a
sufficient inquiry into the reasonablenes... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

Santos Victor Ruiz, Jr. v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, Ruiz contends that the trial court abused its discretion by denying
his motion for continuance “sought due to the State belatedly providing a wealth of
information concerning the charged offense and various extraneous offenses allegedly
committed by Ruiz.” We disagree.
Where denial of a continuance has resulted in representation by counsel who was not prepa... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

Terrell Bush v. The State of Texas

Bush was charged with five counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child; however,
pursuant to an agreement with the State, Bush pled guilty to two counts of sexual assault. At a hearing on September 22, 2014,1 after admonishing Bush and hearing his plea, the trial court found
Bush’s plea was made freely, intelligently, knowingly, and voluntarily. Based on the evidence
introduced... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. v. Island Transporter, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Sawyer Brothers, Inc. hired
Island Transporter, LLC to ferry three construction vehicles and
their drivers from Rockland, Maine to North Haven, Maine. The M/V
ISLAND TRANSPORTER encountered rough seas while traversing
Penobscot Bay, and two of the vehicles tipped over onto the
vessel's port bulwark. Sawyer Brothers, Inc., and its owners Ryan
and Ross Sawyer (collectively, "... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - ME)

STATE OF OHIO v. ANDREW JACKSON, III

Based on a drug trafficking investigation focusing on Mr. Jackson and 1016
Beardsley Street in Akron, police officers obtained a search warrant for the residence at 1016
Beardsley Street. On the day the search warrant was to be executed, police watched the
residence and waited until they saw Mr. Jackson and his sister leave the residence together in a
rental car. Police condu... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - OH)

The Regents of the University of California v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Katherine Rosen

After he enrolled in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
Damon Thompson experienced auditory hallucinations. He believed other
students in the classroom and dormitory were criticizing him. School
administrators eventually learned of Thompson’s delusions and attempted to
provide mental health treatment. However, one morning Thompson stabbed
fellow student Katheri... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. QUISI BRYAN

Appellant Quisi Bryan appeals the trial court’s denial of his motion for
leave to file a motion for a new mitigation trial. Upon review, we affirm the trial court’s
decision because the motion for leave was untimely.
{¶2} After a jury trial, Bryan was found guilty of two counts of aggravated murder
for the killing of a police officer, two counts of attempted murder of another... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - OH)

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)

JAMES CARL PAFFORD V. STATE OF ARKANSAS Sex Offender

Pafford sexually abused then twelve-year-old M.W. on two occasions in February
2015. Both encounters took place at Pafford’s home. M.W. confided in his grandmother
and a child-abuse-hotline call was made. Because M.W. lived primarily in the same home as
Pafford, the call was of high priority and M.W. was immediately interviewed. From there,
the investigation continued and was h... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - AR)

Newport Harbor Ventures, LLC v. Morris Cerullo World Evangelism

Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16 (§ 425.16), California’s so-called
anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) statute, is intended to
resolve quickly and relatively inexpensively meritless lawsuits that threaten free
speech on matters of public interest. When it applies, section 425.16 permits a
defendant to file a special motion to strike a cause of action ... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - CA)

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