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Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC vs State of Florida, Agency For Health etc.

On September 13, 2017, AHCA issued the Immediate Moratorium on Admissions, which prohibited the facility from “admit[ting] for services any individual.” The order made the following factual findings: a. On September 10, 2017, [the facility] became aware that its air conditioning equipment had ceased to operate effectively. b. In addition to contacting the local electrical power provider, [the fa... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

When a consumer purchases goods or services, theconsumer’s State often imposes a sales tax. This case requires the Court to determine when an out-of-stateseller can be required to collect and remit that tax. All concede that taxing the sales in question here is lawful. The question is whether the out-of-state seller can be held responsible for its payment, and this turns on a proper interpretation... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - SD)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- IVAN J. SMITH

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On July 13, 2016, Muskingum County Sheriff’s dispatch received a
complaint about the odor of marijuana coming from the residence located at 128 Hamline
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. The complaint also stated that the occupants at the residence
were trafficking in drugs.
{¶5} Colleena Johnson ("Colleena") and Appella... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- ROBERT J. RAMSEY

On March 22, 2017, officers with the adult parole authority were
investigating reports of the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine involving two of
their parolees, Douglas Johnson and Douglas Baumgartner. The officers went to a
property owned by Mr. Johnson. The property contained a structure occupied by Mr.
Johnson, another structure occupied by Mr. Baumgartner, and a t... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JESSE M. OGLETREE, JR

Ogletree was indicted on June 1, 2017, and on June 16, 2017, the court
entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Ogletree at his arraignment. On June 29, 2017,
Ogletree filed a motion to suppress, and a hearing thereon was held on July 26, 2017.
At the hearing, Officer Josh Bowling of the City of Dayton Police Department testified that
he was working on April 11, 2017, on routin... More...
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Richard Vos v. City of Newport Beach, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

On May 29, 2014, officers of the City of Newport Beach Police Department fatally shot Gerritt Vos (“Vos”). The police responded to a call about a man behaving erratically and brandishing a pair of scissors at a 7-Eleven. The shooting happened while the police were deciding how to handle the situation, and Vos unexpectedly charged the doorway of the store with what appeared to be a weapon raised ab... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - CA)

CAROLYN LAWSON v. SIMMONS SPORTING GOODS, INC.

We first briefly reiterate the facts of this case as discussed in Lawson I. This lawsuit
stems from a premises-liability suit. Lawson is a resident of Ashley County, Arkansas.
Simmons operates a retail sporting-goods store located in Bastrop, Louisiana. This is the
corporation’s only store, and it has never operated a store in Arkansas. It is a Louisiana
corporation with its pr... More...
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STATE OF FLORIDA v. TASHANE M. CHANTILOUPE

The Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office indicted the Defendant on charges of first-degree murder with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The date of his arraignment was August 18, 2017, which is critical to the resolution of this petition because both section 982.04(1)(b), Florida Statutes (2017), and Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.181, allow the State forty-five days fr... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DAN JOSEPH KUDRON, Iowa Court of Appeals

Dan Kudron entered an Alford plea1 to conspiracy to deliver a controlled
substance and failure to possess a tax stamp. See Iowa Code §§ 124.401(1)(c)(6),
453B.3, 453B.12 (2016). The district court adjudged Kudron guilty and imposed
sentence. The sentence included a D.A.R.E. surcharge for “each applicable
offense.”
I. Kudron contends the court was not authorized to im... More...
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Internal Revenue Service v. William Charles Murphy District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

In this case, we need to determine
whether an employee of the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS")
"willfully violate[d]" an order from the bankruptcy court
discharging the debts of debtor-taxpayer William C. Murphy, as
that term is used in 26 U.S.C. § 7433(e). After careful
consideration, we hold that an employee of the IRS "willfully
violates" a discharge order when the emplo... More...
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LEE ANDREW MITCHELL-PENNINGTON v. STATE OF KANSAS COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

In February 2014, Mitchell-Pennington filed his first K.S.A. 60-1507 motion, alleging ineffective assistance of trial and appellate counsel in that they failed to object to the burden of proof jury instructions, they abandoned evidentiary errors, and they failed to raise several instances of prosecutorial misconduct on appeal. He also claimed there was newly discovered evidence that would tend to ... More...   $0 (06-06-2018 - KS)

John C. Stojetz v. Todd Ishee, Warden Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

On April 25, 1996, while incarcerated at Madison Correctional Institution, John C. Stojetz and five other inmates stormed a unit housing the State’s juvenile
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offenders. State v. Stojetz, 705 N.E.2d 329, 333–34 (Ohio 1999). After overpowering the guard, Stojetz and the others proceeded to the cell of 17-year-old Damico Watkins, with whom they had ha... More...
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James C. Mason, a/k/a Jim Mason v. Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA, and Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, FLCA.

Between 2008 and 2011, Zachary Mason (“Zach”) farmed several properties in
Otero County, Colorado. During this time, Zach executed several loan agreements with
Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, ACA, and Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, FLCA
(collectively, “Farm Credit”). As part of the loan agreements, Farm Credit owned a
perfected security interest in some of Zach’s crops, ... More...
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Gino Velez Scott v. United States of America Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Prosecutors are “servant[s] of the law” and should “prosecute with earnestness and vigor.” Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935). But though the prosecutor “may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones.” Id.
More than fifty years ago, Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83, 87 (1963), established that a prosecutor’s suppression of material evidence favorable to the accused... More...
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Brian Keith Heuston v. Jason Bryant, Warden Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Brian Keith Heuston seeks a Certificate of Appealability (COA) to appeal the
denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition. We deny the COA.
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In a 2008 jury trial in Oklahoma state court, Heuston was convicted of first
degree burglary, and assault and battery with intent to kill. Heuston was sentenced to
life imprisonment, to be followed by a consecutive 20-year sentence. Heuston fi... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TONY TOLIVER

After Toliver's conviction for battery of a law enforcement officer, he was ultimately placed on post-incarceration supervision, i.e., parole, with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). Toliver signed an agreement that set out the specific conditions of his parole. One of these "Conditions of Release for Post-incarceration Supervision" required his subjection to suspicionless residential se... More...   $0 (05-27-2018 - KS)

Robert Ghiringhelli v. The Assurance Group, Inc. Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Plaintiffs Robert Ghiringhelli, Colin
Keith Holley, Derrold Nash, Anthony Petitti, Jr., and Harmon G. Pye, III,1 appeal the district
court’s grant of summary judgment to defendant The Assurance Group, Inc., on the plaintiffs’
claims for breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, statutory and regulatory
violations, and for declaratory judgment. Before this court, the... More...
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Adam B. Boulineau vs Department of Highway Safety and Motor etc.

Petitioner seeks second-tier certiorari review of the circuit court’s order denying first-tier certiorari relief from the final order of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). DHSMV had affirmed the revocation of Petitioner’s driver’s license for a period of five years, under the terms of section 322.28(2)(a)2., Florida Statutes (2013). Our standard for second-tier certior... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - FL)

U’DREKA ANDREWS vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

U’dreka Kynshere Andrews was convicted of first-degree murder, burglary,
and robbery and was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the first
degree murder conviction. Andrews was 17 years old at the time she committed
the offenses. Subsequently, the United States Supreme Court held in Miller v.
Alabama, 567 U.S. 460, 479 (2012), “that the Eighth Amendment for... More...
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STATE OF FLORIDA vs. JASON DIRK WALTON / JASON DIRK WALTON vs. JULIE L. JONES, etc.

Walton was convicted and sentenced to death for the execution-style
murders of three individuals that occurred during the commission of a robbery and
burglary. Walton v. Dugger (Walton IV), 634 So. 2d 1059, 1060 (Fla. 1993).
On direct appeal, this Court affirmed the convictions but vacated the death sentences because the trial court failed to afford Walton an opportunity to confr... More...
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Charles E. Yeager v. Peter Holt

Defendants Peter Holt, Holt Law Firm, and Bethany Holt (collectively Holt,
except as noted) appeal from an order denying their special motion to strike (also known
as an anti-SLAPP--Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation--motion).1
Peter Holt
and his law firm briefly represented Charles E. and Victoria Yeager (collectively Yeager,
except as noted) and successfully sued... More...
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Matthew Gary Richardson v. United States of America Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Petitioner Matthew Richardson appeals the district
court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to set aside his sentence, challenging his
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designation as an armed career criminal under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), the Armed Career Criminal
Act (“ACCA”). We AFFIRM.
I. BACKGROUND
In 2012, after attempting to sell a sawed-off shotgu... More...
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Green Meadow Realty Co., d/b/a Keller Williams Realty v. Roger P. Gillock and Mary Gillock Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

¶1 This case concerns a dispute between Green Meadow Realty Co. (Realtor) and Roger and Mary Gillock (Owners) over Realtor's right to a commission. The trial court and Court of Civil Appeals resolved this dispute in favor of Realtor on the basis of the summary judgment record presented by the parties. Both courts found Owners were bound by an addendum to the listing agreement, even though it conta... More...   $0 (05-15-2018 - OK)

GREEN MEADOW REALTY CO. v. GILLOCK

This case concerns a dispute between Green Meadow Realty Co. (Realtor) and Roger and Mary Gillock (Owners) over Realtor's right to a commission. The trial court and Court of Civil Appeals resolved this dispute in favor of Realtor on the basis of the summary judgment record presented by the parties. Both courts found Owners were bound by an addendum to the listing agreement, even though it containe... More...   $0 (05-15-2018 - OK)

Charles Vansmith vs State of Florida

The petitioner, Charles Vansmith, petitions this Court for a writ of certiorari. The petitioner argues that the trial court departed from the essential elements of law by using section 775.021(4)(a), Florida Statutes (2017), to determine that it still had jurisdiction to keep him placed in a secure residential facility based on section 916.303(3), Florida Statutes (2017). We find that the trial co... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - FL)

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