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IIG Wireless, Inc. v. John Yi and Lauren Kim

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant IIG Wireless, Inc. (IIG) obtained a
judgment of $401,860 against defendant and cross-complainant John Yi. IIG also sued
Lauren Kim, Yi’s fiancée, who moved for and was granted a nonsuit during trial. Yi
obtained a judgment on his cross-complaint for $122,000, re... More...
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United States of America v. MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resources, LLC and Ohio Gathering Company, LLC (MarkWest) Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA - The U.S. Government and Pennsylvania Settle With MarkWest for Air Emission Violations at Natural Gas Facilities

The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced a settlement today with MarkWest Liberty Midstream Resources, LLC and Ohio Gathering Company, LLC (MarkWest), which is expe... More...
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Jesus Jose Herrera v. The State of Texas

Appellant and J.B. cohabitated. J.B. had a daughter while appellant had two
daughters. Each child lived with him and J.B. Eventually, the relationship between J.B.
and appellant ended. Thereafter, all three children accused appellant of sexual abuse.
Though he denied it when interrogated by an investigating officer and his two children
later may have vacillated on whether ... More...
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George Matthew Sapp v. The State of Texas

Sapp lived with his common-law wife Priscilla2 and their three daughters:
Emily, who was seven years old; Brooke, who was six years old; and Allison,
who was five years old. While attending church, Sapp and Priscilla met a
nineteen-year-old woman named Dusti who told them that she was having some
problems at home, and they allowed her to move in with them.
Shortly afte... More...
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State of Nebraska v. James Cotton

On August 7, 2015, Cotton shot and killed Trevor Bare.
During the evening prior to the shooting, Bare saw Cotton in
the apartment immediately above his own. Because Cotton and
Bare had a negative history together, Bare confronted Cotton
and an argument ensued. After the initial altercation, Bare and
his girlfriend, McKayla Burnette, left the apartment house. A
couple of hou... More...
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David Fischer v. Joannie Fischer

A 15-year marriage between appellant David Fischer and respondent Joannie
Fischer had its “ups and downs,” one down of which was David’s affair—an affair he
promised was “over.” David nevertheless petitioned for dissolution; Joannie resisted; and
the parties attempted reconciliation, in connection with which the trial court would later
conclude David gave “conflicting messages.” Me... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. DENNIS JUDSON MATTHEWS

At the time of the underlying conduct, Matthews and Rebecca Matthews1 lived in Richmond with their four children. Their oldest daughter, Karen,2 was four years old at the time; daughter Sara was two years old; and their son Leon was one year old. In addition to their three infants, Matthews and Rebecca had a threeweek-old newborn, daughter Alice. On the morning of August 18, 2012, Matthews was h... More...   $0 (04-22-2018 - )

IN THE INTEREST OF: B.P., JUVENILE OFFICER, vs. H.P.(MOTHER) MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS WESTERN DISTRICT

This is an ongoing juvenile case. It began in October 2016 when the Juvenile Officer filed
a delinquency petition alleging that twelve-year-old B.P. committed the class D felony of
tampering with a motor vehicle and the class B misdemeanor of property damage. An adjudication
and disposition hearing was held in January 2017, and B.P. admitted the allegations. The circuit
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JAMES LARAIL SHARP, JR. v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant was charged in the Sebastian County Circuit Court with one count of
murder in the first degree, a Class Y felony; two counts of aggravated robbery, a Class Y
felony; and one count of kidnapping, a Class Y felony. The charges arose from an event
that occurred on January 23, 2016, and the victim was identified as Kaleb Glenn Watson.
Bailey Smith testified that on Janua... More...
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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...
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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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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...
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United States of America v. Mohammed Jabbateh Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Former Liberian War Lord Known As “Jungle Jabbah” Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Immigration Fraud And Perjury

Mohammed Jabbateh, a violent and ruthless Liberian war lord also known as “Jungle Jabbah,” who had been living in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania was sentenced today to 30 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond. Jabbateh, 51, was found guilty ... More...
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Samuel Hal Wade v. The State of Texas 65 Years: Judge Goodwin Drops the Hammer on Sex Offender By Revoking Probation

Appellant Samuel Hal Wade was placed on deferred adjudication community
supervision after he pled guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child for sexual
abuse perpetrated against his two biological daughters. See Tex. Penal Code § 22.021(a)(1)(B),
(2)(B); Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 42A.101. Subsequently, the trial court granted the State’s 1
motions to adjudica... More...
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Milton Rolando Paz v. The State of Texas

In February 2011, Appellant was the father to two young children, a thirteen
month-old girl and a one-month-old girl. During that month, Appellant’s wife had
to leave town for work. A friend agreed to care for the infant while the wife was
away. The wife’s work trip got extended. The friend caring for the infant had to
return her to Appellant because the friend also had to g... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DEREK ALAN GORMLY

Gormly was convicted of one count of lewd and lascivious behavior and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Gormly's victim was his then-girlfriend's younger sister, D.S., who was 13 years old at the time of the offenses. Gormly was 26 years old at the time. Gormly allegedly engaged D.S. in sexually inappropriate behavior at various times in the fall of 2012. Specifically, she a... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. PIDY T. TIGER

Pidy Tiger, convicted of rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child, asks us to overturn the denial of his motion for a new trial. He claimed that four handwritten notes attached to his motion expressed newly discovered evidence. After a close reading of the notes and a painstaking comparison of their content with the trial record, the judge ruled that they did not reflect any newly disco... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JERRID LOGAN

On July 7, 2015, the State charged Logan with the following: (1) one count of aggravated kidnapping, a severity level 1 person felony in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5408(b); (2) one count of rape, a severity level 1 person felony in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5503(a)(1)(A); (3) two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, each severity level 1 person felonies in violation of K.S.A. 2015... 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. TONY JAY MEYER

In February 2013, 18-year-old Meyer sodomized his 7-year-old foster sister. The State charged him with one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, and later added a single count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Both crimes are off-grid person felonies. K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5504(c)(3); K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5506(c)(3).

The State and Meyer entered into a plea agreement. Meyer a... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. PRESTON DE'JHAN DEAN

Dean and Devina Johnson were in a relationship. Dean went to Johnson's apartment late one evening in March 2015. She was asleep when he arrived, but Johnson left her apartment door unlocked for Dean. After entering the apartment, Dean noticed a missed call on Johnson's phone. It was from the father of her children. This angered Dean because he was concerned that Johnson was sending him money. Dean... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ROBBIE A. THOMAS

Robbie A. Thomas was convicted of aggravated battery, abuse of a child, and aggravated endangering a child. These charges arise from an incident while Thomas was babysitting his girlfriend's children on July 2, 2015. The child in question was age two and had soiled his pants. On appeal, Thomas does not argue that the evidence did not establish that he was the cause of the child's burns when he wa... 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. Fabrieal Delaney Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Michigan Man Sentenced to 45 Years in Federal Prison for Violently Forcing Children to Engage in Prostitution

A Michigan man has been sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for violently forcing two children and a young woman to engage in prostitution.

FABRIEAL DELANEY, 32, brought some of his victims to the Chicago area from Michigan to perform sex acts for money.... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - IL)

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