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Rena C. v. Colonial School District Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises out of a dispute under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”). Under the IDEA, when parents and school districts dispute a child’s educational placement, a parent may file an administrative due process complaint that can lead to an administrative hearing. At least ten days before the dispute reaches a hearing, the school district can extend a settlement offer to ... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - PA)

Kevin C. Rotkiske v. Paul KLemm, Esq., d/b/a Nudleman, Klemm & Golub, P.C. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This appeal requires us to determine when the statute of limitations begins to run under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA or Act), 91 Stat. 874, 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. The Act states that “[a]n action to enforce any liability created by this subchapter may be brought in any appropriate United States district court . . . within one year from the date on which the violation occurs.” 1... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - PA)

Professional Collection Consultants v. Robert M. Lujan

Professional Collection Consultants (PCC) filed this action to collect credit card
debt that Lujan incurred. The parties agree that if Delaware’s three-year statute of
limitations applies the action is time-barred, but that if California’s four-year statute
applies the case is timely filed. The trial court applied the Delaware statute, granting
summary judgment on statute of limita... More...
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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 Tennessee v. Kenneth Michael McIntosh

On November 5, 2013, a Knox County grand jury issued a presentment charging the defendant with sixteen counts of aggravated child abuse (Counts 1-6, 11-20) and two counts of child abuse (Counts 30-31). The charges stemmed from a series of incidents in which the defendant subjected the victims to physical abuse, prolonged periods of confinement, and restraint with handcuffs. The presentment also c... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

William Casey v. State of Tennessee

The 2011 convictions in this case stem from the conduct of the Petitioner against the victim in 1979 and 1980 while the then-juvenile victim was attending a school associated with the church where the Petitioner was the head priest. The evidence presented at trial established that the Petitioner engaged in sexual acts with the victim on three separate occasions when the victim was thirteen and fo... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Curtis Morris

On January 8, 2013, a Shelby County grand jury returned indictment No. 1300001, charging the defendant with first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child abuse, first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child neglect, aggravated child abuse of a child eight years of age or less, and aggravated child neglect of a child eight years of age or less. The victim in the... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

Nathan Chaleunsak v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner and a co-defendant forced their way in to the residence of the victim, Mr. Eric Torres, and robbed him at gunpoint. Mr. Torres later identified the Petitioner in a photographic lineup. After leaving Mr. Torres’ residence, the Petitioner and the co-defendant went next door to Amkha Vetvong’s residence. The Petitioner and
the co-defendant attempted to force open the front door, ... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. TYRIEK BROWN Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The primary issue presented in this appeal is
whether the Commonwealth is required to prove a defendant knows
that a firearm in his or her possession is loaded in order to be
convicted of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm under G. L.

After police officers discovered a loaded firearm in the
rear console of a vehicle driven by the defendant, he was
charged ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - THERESA D. HAWKINS-STEPHENS

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 a brief and amended brief filed by
appellant's counsel.

Counsel for appellant, Theresa D. Hawkins-Stephens, has filed a brief with this
court pursuant to ... More...
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Center> John Doe v. Good Samaritan Hospital

Appellant alleges that he was sodomized by his roommate, K.W., while a patient
in the adolescent psychiatric unit of respondent Good Samaritan Hospital Southwest
(Hospital). He brought this action alleging that Hospital was negligent in placing K.W.
in a room together with appellant, and limiting its efforts to supervise these patients to
observation of each of them at 15-minute in... More...
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Derrick Bryant v. Kenneth Egan, Officer, Johns Slezak, Officer District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

On April 2, 2013, Derrick Bryant brought suit against, inter alia, Officers
Kenneth Egan and John Slezak of the Meriden Police Department, alleging that
they had used excessive force against him in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
After a trial was held and the jury returned a verdict in favor of the officers, Bryant
moved for a new trial under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59.... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DONNIE E. WRIGHT

Defendant-appellant, Donnie Wright, appeals his conviction and sentence in
the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
{¶ 2} In early December 2016, appellant began dating a woman ("Mother"). Within
days, appellant moved into Mother's house. Mother has a daughter ("the victim") who also
resided with her. Later that month, appellant bega... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - WILLIAM TELL, III

Defendant-appellant, William Tell, III, appeals his conviction and sentence
for Rape, following a jury trial in the Portage County Court of Common Pleas. The
issues before this court are whether victim impact evidence is admissible in a trial for
Rape where the determinative issue is whether the sexual intercourse between the
defendant and the victim was consensual or coerced;... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - GREGORY ALLEN CARROLL, a.k.a. GREGERY A. CARROLL

Appellant, Gregory Allen Carroll, a.k.a. Gregery A. Carroll, appeals from
the May 5, 2017 judgments of the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas,
sentencing him for robbery, theft from a person in a protected class, theft, and forgery
following a bench trial. On appeal, appellant raises issues involving ineffective
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assistance of counsel, admissibility of evidence, and ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Shaniece M. Cox

On January 16, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury charged Cox and a codefendant, Kareem Jones, with possession of heroin and tampering with evidence. (Jan. 16, 2015 Indictment.) The indictment included a one-year firearm specification for the possession charge. Id. {¶ 3} The defense filed motions to suppress on December 1, 2015 and May 19, 2017 seeking exclusion of statements made by Cox to pol... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CHARLES D. COLEMAN

In May of 2016, R.M. wanted to trade food stamps for heroin, so a female
acquaintance connected him to an individual who was willing to facilitate an exchange. Mr.
Coleman and two others (“Terrance” and “Anthony”) arrived at R.M.’s residence and forced him
go with them to a nearby Save-a-Lot store while they used his food stamp card. The men all
traveled to the store together... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DOUGLAS C. SHINE, JR.

Appellant Douglas C. Shine, Jr. (“appellant”) appeals from his convictions for
multiple counts of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, and other offenses in
connection with four shootings. Appellant assigns 21 errors for our review.1 Having reviewed
the record and pertinent law, we affirm the decision of the trial court. The apposite facts follow.
{¶2} Following a s... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. THIOTIS GREENE Ohio Court of Appeals

Following a traffic stop on January 8, 2016, appellant was arrested for driving
without a driver’s license. During an inventory search of the vehicle, officers recovered
marijuana and a substance they suspected to be crack cocaine.
{¶3} Appellant made an initial appearance via video conference on January 12, 2016.
The trial court declared appellant to be indigent and assigned... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. KAREEM WALTON

The instant matter arose from a July 9, 2016 incident during which appellant crashed
his vehicle into a tree in the Glenville neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side. Five victims
were injured during the crash, and three of the five victims died from the injuries they sustained.
{¶3} On July 26, 2016, in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-607989-A, appellant was indicted
with three count... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHELLE KRONENBERG

In February 2017, Kronenberg was charged with three counts of menacing by
stalking in violation of R.C. 2903.211(A)(1). The indictment charged that the offenses occurred
on February 22, 2017, and there was a count for each of the three victims: James LaMarca (Count
1), Mary Jo LaMarca (Count 2), and Alysse LaMarca (Count 3). All three counts contained
“furthermore” clauses, t... More...
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United States of America v. Isabel Kesari Gervais Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, AL - Claimed Naturopathic Doctor Sentenced to 75 months

A federal judge on May 15, 2018 sentenced a woman who falsely claimed to be a naturopathic doctor to 75 months for defrauding patients at a Hoover clinic in 2015.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala sentenced ISABEL KESARI GERVAIS, 61, on one count of wire fraud affecting a financial institution, one coun... More...
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United States of America v. Dawn Anderson, a/k/a "Prestige" Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Federal firearms dealer and her employee sentenced for selling guns to felons

Dawn Anderson, a/k/a “Prestige,” a federally licensed firearms dealer in Atlanta, doing business as Distincvision, LLC, a/k/a “Liquidation Outlet Center,” was sentenced on May 16, 2018 for making false entries in the records required to be kept by federal firearms dealers. Shawn Lewis, an employee... More...
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United States of America v. Effingham Health System Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Southern District Of Georgia Announces Largest Hospital Drug Diversion Civil Penalty Settlement in U.S. History

In the nation’s largest settlement of its kind involving allegations of drug diversion at a hospital, Effingham Health System has agreed to pay the United States $4.1 million to resolve allegations that Effingham Health System failed to provide effective controls ... More...
   $4100000 (05-21-2018 - GA)

Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - ME)

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