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Shameka Winslett v. 1811 27th Avenue, LLC

Shameka Winslett filed a complaint asserting various claims against her former
landlord Yugal Sagi and his LLC after he failed to make repairs to her apartment and filed
an unlawful detainer action against her. Sagi responded by filing an anti-SLAPP motion to
strike three of these claims, for retaliation and retaliatory eviction under Civil Code section
1942.5,1
former subdivis... More...
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MILO A. ROSE vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 1985, this Court affirmed Rose’s conviction for first-degree murder and his death sentence. Rose v. State (Rose I), 472 So. 2d 1155, 1156 (Fla. 1985). In so doing, we explained the facts as follows: At approximately 10 p.m. on October 18, 1982, several witnesses were talking together outside one of their residences.

Testimony at trial revealed that they saw two men walking down th... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. EDWARD GALARZA

The jury could have found the following facts. On September 15, 2015, at approximately 1:50 A.M., State police Trooper Matthew Stone was on patrol in a marked sport utility vehicle on Armory Street in Springfield, a high crime area. Stone saw a pickup truck traveling in excess of the posted speed limit. As Stone increased his speed to catch up with the pickup truck, the truck rapidly slowed d... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. DENNIS C. BAIN

The defendant was found to be in violation of his probation for violating a special condition of his probation, which required that he stay away from the victim. The facts of the violation itself are not of consequence to the appeal.2 The defendant now argues that the judge violated his right to due process by failing to issue written findings.3 Further, he 1 This contenti... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - MA)

State of Ohio v. Rickey Lamb, Jr.

On July 21, 2015, the Fulton County Grand Jury issued a seven-count indictment charging appellant with one count of arson in violation of R.C. 2909.03(A)(2), a felony of the fourth degree (“Count 1”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(2), a felony of the second degree (“Count 2”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1), a felony of the firs... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Monster Energy Company v. Bruce L. Schechter

When a settlement agreement provides that the “[p]laintiffs and their counsel
agree” to keep the terms of the agreement confidential, and when the plaintiffs’ counsel
signs the agreement under the words, “Approved as to form and content,” can the
plaintiffs’ counsel be liable to the defendant for breach of the confidentiality provision?
We answer this question, “No.”

FACT... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CALEB JACOBS

Jacobs was convicted in 2013 of felonious assault, assault, and escape. (Doc. No. 42). On April 1, 2013, he was sentenced to an aggregate term of four and one-half years’ imprisonment. (Doc. No. 45). At the sentencing hearing, the trial court notified Jacobs that “it is mandatory that after your prison sentence, * * * you will be on post-release control under the authority of the parole a... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. DENNIS L. BAILEY

In July 2004, defendant was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of disarming a peace officer. The circuit court allowed defendant’s public defender to withdraw, and defendant proceeded pro se at his 2005 jury trial. Defendant was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of 24 years on each of the two counts. On direct appeal, defendant’s sole cl... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

Thomas E. St. Pierre v. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this appeal following the District Court’s dismissal of Appellant Thomas E. St. Pierre’s class action complaint, we consider a matter of first impression among the Courts of Appeals: whether unpaid highway tolls constitute the type of “debt” that could support a consumer claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because we conclude they do not, we will affirm.
I. Background1
A... More...
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Property California SCJLW One Corporation v. Kris Leamy

Defendants Robin and Kris Leamy appeal from a final judgment entered in favor
of plaintiff Property California SCJLW One Corporation. The judgment was entered
based on an order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment regarding a
settlement agreement (Agreement) involving attorney fees that contained a standard
general release. Defendants contend summary judgment was improp... More...
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Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Shawn Braden v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellant contends the trial court erred in permitting the forensic
interviewer, Tracy Ramirez, to testify as a second outcry witness when she allegedly provided
testimony regarding the same event as the first outcry witness, Kristi Hoggatt, the child’s
grandmother. Appellant argues that this violated article 38.072 of the Texas Code of Criminal
Procedure.... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Cardenas Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Loan Officer Sentenced For His Role In Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven has sentenced Daniel Cardenas (37, Tampa) to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Cardenas pleaded guilty on April 24, 2018.

According to court documents, from as early as October 2007 through May 2008, Cardenas and others consp... More...
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Dane Edward Weatherford v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

Appellant met his wife, Tobi, while they were both serving in the military. After leaving the military, appellant taught an ROTC class at North Forest High School, and Tobi worked at a local store. The couple had three children and had discussed adopting another child. The complainant, “Jane,” 2 was fourteen years old and in foster care when she met appellant through the ROTC program where ap... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

CRISTA GRIMWOOD v. CHANNON FARRELL

In October 2016, the district court approved a settlement resolving a business dispute between Grimwood and Farrell that included a mutual restraining order the parties had prepared and asked the court to enter. The district court did enter that mutual restraining order and, not quite six months later, Farrell filed a motion and affidavit asking for an order directing Grimwood to appear and show c... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

Lawrence Rubin Montoya v. Detective Martin E. Vigil, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A jury convicted fourteen-year-old Lawrence Montoya for the New Year’s
Day murder of a teacher from his school. After serving over thirteen years in
prison, Montoya brought post-conviction claims for ineffective assistance of
counsel and actual innocence. The prosecution agreed to a compromise resulting
in Montoya’s release from prison. He then sued several detectives involved in t... More...
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Joan E. Farr v. Daryl Davis; Dennis Moon; Deann Coote; John Patrick Hall; Huckleberry Homeowners Association District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Proceeding pro se,1 Joan Farr appeals the district court’s order granting
summary judgment on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim in favor of the Huckleberry
Homeowners Association and its board members (collectively, HOA). She also
* After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined
unanimously that oral argument wouldn’t materially assist in the determination ofMore...
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Tremane Wood v. Mike Carpenter Oklahoma County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

An Oklahoma jury convicted Tremane Wood of first-degree felony murder
for the killing of Ronnie Wipf during a botched robbery. The jury found
Oklahoma had proved three aggravating circumstances associated with the
murder, and the mitigating circumstances did not outweigh them. The jury
accordingly sentenced Wood to death.
The conclusion of Wood’s trial was only the start of his... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. RICKY J. STOVALL

On April 11, 2006, the State charged Stovall with one count of rape of a child under 14, one count of rape when the victim was overcome by force or fear, and an alternative count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. The charges were based on evidence that Stovall began having sexual intercourse with his biological daughter, N.D.S., born in March 1985, shortly after she turned 12 year... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

FRANK ROBINSON v. STATE OF KANSAS

After an apartment house in Topeka burned and one of the tenants died, the United States government charged Robinson with arson resulting in death. When the federal government dismissed the charge before trial, the State of Kansas charged Robinson with felony murder and aggravated arson. All pertinent details of the state prosecution may be read in the direct criminal appeal reported in State v. R... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Donna Alms Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Las Vegas Woman Sentenced To Jail For Wire Fraud And Money Laundering Offenses

onna Alms, 55, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, and formerly of the Big Island of Hawaii, was sentenced on August 8, 2018 to 33 months in federal prison for defrauding Waste Management of Hawaii, Inc. of $862,722 over the course of 4 years.

According to information presented in court, A... More...
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Thurston McBride vs State of Florida

Appellant was tried and found guilty of sexual battery on a child under twelve by a defendant eighteen years of age or older. The victim, who was thirteen years of age at the time of trial, testified that Appellant, who had been married to the victim’s godmother, sexually battered him on one occasion while Appellant
lived with the victim, his godmother, and his godsister. The victim further... More...
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Raymond Blech v. Richard Blech, Commercial Bank as Trustee, etc.

Arthur Blech died in 2011, leaving an estate worth in
excess of $65 million. At his death, his estate planning
documents included the Arthur Blech Living Trust, as amended,
and his will, which provided for the “pour over” of most of his
remaining assets into the Trust, to be administered as part of the
corpus of the Trust by a third party trustee. Arthur left most of
his es... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. THOMAS A. WOODS

The defendant, Thomas A. Woods, appeals from the denial of his motion for a new trial. In 2009, the defendant was convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to life in prison. On direct appeal, he challenged 2 the admission of his grand jury testimony -- later used as substantive evidence at trial -- arguing that it was illegally obtained, because he was not informed before... More...   $0 (08-07-2018 - MA)

Abraham Jacob Proenza v. The State of Texas

Proenza and his wife Sandra testified that on April 2, 2008, A.J.V. was born in
Minnesota to Sandra’s sister. Hoping to adopt A.J.V., Proenza and Sandra drove to
Minnesota and returned to Texas with the child.
When A.J.V. was three or four weeks old, Sandra and A.J.V.’s birth mother, who
was in Texas at the time, took A.J.V. to Su Clinica. A.J.V.’s birth mother signed medi... More...
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