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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID WESLEY REINHART

David Reinhart was convicted of two counts of possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(4)(B). A defendant convicted of this offense who has “a prior conviction . . . under the laws of any State relating to . . . the production, possession, receipt, mailing, sale, distribution, shipment, or transportation of child pornography” is subject to a ten-year mandatory minimum s... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHISTOPHER WELSHANS

In February 2014, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General determined that child pornography was being shared by an Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with a subscriber later identified as Welshans’s aunt. Law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on her home on March 21, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. The agents found no child pornography, but learned that Welshans, who lived nearby, used t... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

Kayla Doherty v. Merck & Co., Inc. The United States of America District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Kayla Doherty became pregnant
while supposedly protected by a contraceptive implant manufactured
by Merck & Co., Inc. After she gave birth to a healthy child, she
brought this lawsuit against Merck, claiming that the implant
and/or its applicator were defective. She also sued the federal
government under the Federal Tort Claims Act, claiming that her
doctor at a federally-f... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - ME)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN H. RAMOS

Ramos’s status as a career offender is dictated by his criminal record, which includes several prior felony convictions. First, in July 1998, Ramos “threw a brick at the nose of a 10-year-old child,” who then required medical treatment at a local hospital.1 As a result, Ramos pled guilty to aggravated assault in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court.2 Second, in October 1999, Ramos was app... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

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)

United States of America v. Dr. Mark Griffis Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Dublin, Georgia

Dublin, GA - Medical Doctor Found Guilty Of Conspiracy

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen, a federal jury convicted Eastman resident Dr. Mark Griffis, age 61, of conspiring to falsify documents pertaining to Department of Transportation mandated medical examinations of holders of commercial driver’s licenses.

Accordi... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - GA)

Jyll Brink v. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Jyll Brink appeals the district court’s dismissal of her putative class action complaint. She argues that the district court erred in determining that her state law claims for negligence and breach of contract against Raymond James and Associates, Inc. (“RJA”) were precluded under Title I of the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”), which prohibits class actions alleging s... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

Jeffrey Cozzl v. City of Birmingham and Cedrick Thomas Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Jeffrey Cozzi was arrested for the robbery of one pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another. He was released after the police found no evidence linking him to the crimes. Cozzi sued Officer Cedrick Thomas, the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and several other law enforcement officers alleging, among other claims, a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from what he contends was an un... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - AL)

Jake Newland v. County of Los Angeles

An employee driving home from work on a day that he
did not have any job duties outside of the office injured a
third party. After a jury trial, the trial court imposed
liability on the employer based on evidence that the
employee regularly used his personal vehicle for work on
other days. The employer contends there was no substantial
evidence to support finding that the e... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superse... More...
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ROBERT KEITH WOODALL V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Woodall pleaded guilty to murder;rape;and kidnapping and ajucy
recommended a sentence.of death, which the trial court adopted. Extensive
collateral-attack litigation followed:· Eventually, Woodall filed a Kentucky Rules . : .
of Civil Procedure ("CR") 60.02 and 60.03 motion, alleging that he is . . intellectually disabled and that the imposition of the death·perialty upon him. i~ More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - KY)

THOMAS EDWARD DAVIDSON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Prior to trial, Appellant moved to sever .the robbery counts for separate
trials so he would not be required to simultaneously defend against thirty-one
counts of first-degree robbery. He argues on appeal that the trial court's
refusal to do so was an abuse of discretion. "The test for abuse of discretion is
whether the trial judge's decision was arbitrary, unreasonable, unfair... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - KY)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MOHAMMED LAGHAOUI

On July 5, 2016, the Warren County Grand Jury returned a multi-count
indictment charging Laghaoui with attempted aggravated murder of a law enforcement
officer, felonious assault, improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation, tampering with
evidence, and domestic violence, among others. The charges arose after Laghaoui used
a Century Arms RAS-47 (a civilian variant of an... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - DESHAWN DAJUAN RIPPEY

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 filed by appellant's counsel.
{¶ 2} Counsel for appellant, DeShawn DaJuan Rippey, has filed a brief with this court
pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Randall W. Harris

This is an appeal from a June 9, 2015 judgment of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, finding appellant guilty of one count of domestic violence, in violation of R.C. 2919.25(A), and one count of felonious assault, in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1). 2. {¶ 2} On June 29, 2015, appellant was sentenced to a 14-month term of incarceration for the domestic violence conviction, and a four-ye... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

Alan Anderson v. Sohit Khanna, Iowa Heart Center P.C. and Catholic Health Initiatives Iowa Corp., d/b/a Mercy Hospital Medical Center Supreme Court of Iowa

A patient and his family brought a medical negligence action against a physician and the physician’s employer. They alleged specific negligence and the failure of the physician to obtain informed consent. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the claim of informed consent based on the physician’s failure to disclose his lack of training and experience in perform... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - IA)

STATE OF OHIO v. WAYMON JONES

This matter comes before us on two consolidated appeals by defendant
appellant Waymon Jones, Jr.
{¶ 2} In appellate case number 27506, Jones appeals from his conviction and
sentence on one count of murder, two counts of felonious assault, one count of having a
weapon while under disability, and two firearm specifications. In appellate case number
27507, Jones appea... More...
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WEST CARROLLTON CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION v. MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF REVISION and MCDONALD’S USA, LLC

The property at issue is a 1.383-acre parcel located at 741 East Dixie Drive
in West Carrollton, Ohio. The property is improved with a 4,470-square foot building,
constructed in 2005, that houses a McDonald’s restaurant. For tax year 2014 the
Montgomery County Auditor valued the property at $1,308,710. McDonald’s filed a
complaint with the Board of Revision (BOR) seeking to red... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

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)

Patricia P. Campbell v. State of Hawaii Department of Education, et al. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

We must decide whether a high school teacher who was verbally harassed by her students has identified sufficient evidence to support claims for violations of her federal civil rights against the public school system that employed her.
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Patricia Campbell was employed by the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) from 2000 until she resigned in July 2009. From 2004 through 2007, Campbell taug... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - HI)

United States of America v. Flora Espino Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

The jury convicted defendant Flora Espino of lying to a
grand jury in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1623. Espino appeals
and argues that the district court erred as a matter of law in
the language used in the verdict form and its subsequent
submission to the jury. Espino contends the district court
shifted the burden of proof, requiring the jury to find her not
guilty beyond a r... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. David Wesley Reinhart Federal Courthouse, Oakland, California

David Reinhart was convicted of two counts of
possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§ 2252(a)(4)(B). A defendant convicted of this offense who
has “a prior conviction . . . under the laws of any State
relating to . . . the production, possession, receipt, mailing,
sale, distribution, shipment, or transportation of child
pornography” is subject to a ten-... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - CA)

Shawn M. Saylor v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

In June 2016, Brian Stem, a confidential informant, told Detective Steve
Coleman with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department that he could
purchase methamphetamine from Saylor. Accordingly, on June 15, Detective
Coleman initiated a controlled buy between Stem and Saylor.
[4] On that date, while in the presence of Detective Coleman, Stem placed a phone
call to Saylor’s... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - IN)

State of Wisconsin v. Anthony R. Pico

A jury convicted Anthony R. Pico of
sexually assaulting a young girl.1 Mr. Pico believes there is a
reasonable probability that, absent his trial counsel's alleged
constitutional ineffectiveness, this conviction would not have
occurred. The circuit court agreed, and so set aside his
1 The Honorable William J. Domi... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - WI)

District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This case is back to us after our reversal of the certification of a class
composed of individuals whose payment card information was compromised as a
result of the 2013 Target security breach. See In re Target Corp. Customer Data Sec.
Breach Litig., 847 F.3d 608, 613 (8th Cir. 2017). On remand, the district court2 recertified
the class after conducting a rigorous analysis. Class m... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - MN)

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