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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JUAN SALINAS Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

Defendant, Juan Salinas, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
defendant, Lance Cowans. On March 12, 2015, the St. Charles Parish District
Attorney filed a bill of information charging defendant with possession with intent
to distribute marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(A)(2). On April 7, 2015,
defendant was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty. On Febru... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS LANCE COWANS

Defendant, Lance Cowans, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
Juan Salinas. Defendant was charged with possession of more than sixty but less
than two thousand pounds of marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(F) (count
one), and possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substances3 in violation
of La. R.S. 40:967(C) (count three).4 On April 7, 2015, defendant ... More...
   $0 (07-12-2018 - LA)

PAULA LUBBERTS v. 4 LIFE WEIGHT LOSS CENTERS INC., d/b/a SLIM4LIFE,

Lubberts alleges Slim 4 Life violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) when it engaged in deceptive acts and practices and unconscionable acts and practices resulting in Lubberts' purchase of a $400 weight loss program and $2,600 in nutritional supplements and food. Lubberts sought damages under the KCPA, including attorney fees.

In this paragraph, we will set out the basic all... More...
   $0 (07-06-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GENNARO MATTIACCIO

A jury convicted Gennaro Mattiaccio of theft of government property in violation
of 18 U.S.C. § 641 (2012), concealment of an event affecting the right to a Title II benefit
in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 408(a)(4) (2012), and false statement for use in determining the
right to a Title II benefit in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 408(a)(3) (2012). The district court
sentenced Mattiacci... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Lopez Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Del Rio, Texas

Del Rio, TX - Former Mayor of Crystal City, TX, Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bribery and Kickback Scheme

U.S. District Judge Alia Moses sentenced Ricardo Lopez, the former Mayor of Crystal City, TX, to 97 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and to pay $24,003.95___ restitution.

“Mr. Lopez received a fair sentence for his betrayal of the publi... More...
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John Copeland, et al. v. Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

Plaintiffs‐appellants John Copeland, Pedro Perez, and Native Leather, Ltd.
(collectively, “plaintiffs”) appeal from a judgment against them following a
bench trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New
York (Forrest, J.). Plaintiffs claim that New York’s ban on gravity knives is void
for vagueness under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth A... More...
   $0 (07-02-2018 - )

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)

Michelle Dimanche v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority ("MBTA") appeals from the entry of a jury
verdict awarding over $2.6 million in damages to a black female
former employee who brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Mass.
Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4. She alleges, inter alia, that her
supervisors at the MBTA conspired to terminate her employment
because of her race. The jury awarde... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Dr. William Bacon and Dr. Donatus O. Mbanefo United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia - Valdosta, Georgia

Valosta, GA - Doctors Found Guilty For Role In Valdosta And Columbus Pill Mills

Dr. William Bacon, age 82 and Dr. Donatus O. Mbanefo, age 64, were found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to dispense controlled substances outside the usual course of medical practice and without a legitimate medical purpose at clinics in Valdosta, Georgia and Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Mbanefo was also convicted ... More...
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Chadwick Smith v. The State of Texas Ninth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

In his motion to suppress, Smith alleged that the evidence was seized pursuant
to an “illegal stop, detention and/or arrest.” According to Smith, the stop was without
probable cause or reasonable suspicion and any evidence seized or statements made
should be suppressed as fruits of an unlawful search and seizure.
At the suppression hearing, the State conceded that there was n... More...
   $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Christopher Welshans Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Appellant Christopher Welshans was convicted of distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252. In this direct appeal, Welshans raises two claims. First, he argues that his due process right to a fair trial was violated because the prosecution informed the jury, through both evidence and argument, that his child pornography files included deeply abhorrent videos ... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Stephan D. Boggs Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

As a rule, people like to get what they pay for. Certainly
that’s true of the Department of Defense (DOD), which is tasked with buying military equipment.
So when the DOD discovered that many items it had purchased from a machine shop owned by
Stephan Boggs,1 a long-time DOD contractor, varied from the requirements specified by the DOD,
it started an investigation. That investigati... More...
   $0 (06-04-2018 - OH)

TESAR INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTORS, INC. v. REPUBLIC STEEL

In 2012, Republic initiated a project to construct an electronic arc furnace at
Republic’s facility in Lorain, Ohio. The project involved several components, including the
erection of supporting and surrounding structures. Republic solicited bids for the project, which
required multiple contractors to perform different and overlapping portions.
{¶3} Tesar submitted an initia... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - OH)

JOHN L. REIGERT, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF LORI A. REIGERT, DECEASED v. KEVIN A. RUSCIN

Lori A. Reigert passed away in March 2016, and her father, John L. Reigert, was
appointed as executor of the estate. In June 2016, Mr. Reigert filed a complaint alleging
concealment of assets against Kevin A. Ruscin, who had been Ms. Reigert’s fiancé. The assets
at issue included an engagement ring, a bike rack, a space heater, and two card tables. At a
hearing before the ma... More...
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State of Missouri vs. Angela R. Henderson

Clinton Justice, known as “Sam,” (Victim) was a Navy veteran and lived in an apartment
in St. Joseph on his monthly veteran’s benefits. Henderson dated Victim for seventeen years.
Their relationship was “on-again off-again.” Josh Mollett is Henderson’s mentally challenged son.
He was in his early 20s at the time of Victim’s murder. Victim was like a “stepdad” to Mollett; he More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - MO)

Sidney Alex Work v. The State of Texas

As set out above, Work was charged with possession of a controlled substance in a
drug-free zone and tampering with evidence, and those charges stemmed from a traffic stop of
Work’s truck that was initiated by Officer James Purcell. Work was driving the truck at the time of
the traffic stop, and Marla Morgan was riding in the passenger seat. During the trial, the following
witnes... 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...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - CA)

Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Bryant Williamson

On January 11, 2013, the Defendant1 was standing at his front door, arguing with Jeremy Jones, when he pulled out his gun and shot at Jeremy Jones. The Defendant’s shot missed its intended victim and instead struck and killed the actual victim who was standing in her driveway across the cove. Several eyewitnesses testified that the Defendant and Jones had been fighting in the days prior to the s... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GABRIEL RIVERO

On February 11, 2016, Gabriel Rivero was driving a pickup truck from the United States into Mexico at the
UNITED STATES V. RIVERO4 Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona. When his truck passed a speed bump approximately 300 meters from the border, a spare tire fell from the back of his vehicle. Rivero attempted to load the tire back into the truck, but he eventually moved it to the side ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - AZ)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MICHAEL CORY KELSO-CHRISTY

In April 2015, Michael Kelso-Christy created a fake Facebook profile of a man, S.P., who had attended his high school. Posing as S.P., KelsoChristy began to send Facebook messages to women who also attended school with S.P. The messages informed women that S.P.’s profile had been hacked and that he had created a new one. Then, Kelso-Christy would attempt to solicit nude photographs or propositi... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHARLES FLORES United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

When reviewing the denial of a motion to suppress, we
"take the facts as the trial court found them, consistent with
record support, adding uncontradicted facts where appropriate."
United States v. Almonte-Báez, 857 F.3d 27, 29 (1st Cir.
2017)(internal citation omitted).
This case has its genesis in a tip received by Thomas
Pappas, a Maine state trooper with thirteen... More...
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Russell Halbrook, et al. v. Mallinckrodt, LLC; Cotter Corporaiton Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Plaintiff-Appellants assert wrongful-death claims under the public-liability
provision of the Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act (the “Price-
Anderson Act” or the “Act”) alleging exposure to nuclear radiation. See 42 U.S.C.
§§ 2014, 2210. Defendants moved to dismiss claims brought on behalf of persons
who passed away more than three years prior to the filing of suit. T... More...
   $0 (04-28-2018 - MO)

State of Vermont v. Jack Sawyer

Defendant Jack Sawyer appeals the trial court’s decision holding him without bail. Defendant is charged with four separate counts, each predicated on his alleged attempt to commit a crime, and three of which are punishable by life imprisonment. The sole question before this Court is whether the evidence of guilt is great that defendant attempted to commit any of the four charged crimes given the... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - VT)

STATE OF IOWA vs. CHARLES EARL JONES Iowa Court of Appeals

Charles Jones was convicted of robbery in the first degree, in violation of
Iowa Code section 711.2 (2016), going armed with intent, in violation of Iowa Code
section 708.8, carrying weapons, in violation of Iowa Code section 724.4, and
making a false report to law enforcement, in violation of Iowa Code section 718.6.
In this appeal, Jones challenges the sufficiency of the evi... More...
   $0 (04-23-2018 - IA)

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