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Andrew Michael Psyk v. The State of Texas

At around 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 20, 2013, at least two
witnesses contacted 911 after observing a dark SUV driving erratically on Interstate
59 northbound. One witness stayed on the phone with the 911 operator and followed
behind the vehicle until a state trooper arrived on the scene.
When the trooper located the vehicle, he followed it for a short period of time ... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

Salvador Zarate v. The State of Texas

The State’s first witness was Starr County Sheriff’s Officer Justin Falcon. Officer Falcon
testified that he was working in the jail, on December 24, 2014, when he received a call from
Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate Jr. instructing him to reduce the bonds for both Daisy Rich
and Harry Rich from $30,000.00 each to $5,000.00 each. Officer Falcon explained that although
it... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ANITA SHANAIL CLARK

As a result of the plea negotiations with the State, Clark agreed to plead no contest to one count of conspiracy to distribute Hydrocodone, a drug severity level 3 felony. In return, the State agreed to dismiss all other charges. The parties also agreed that Clark was permitted to file departure motions and the State could oppose the motions. Clark signed an acknowledgment of rights and entry of p... 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)

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)

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTION V. ANNETTE BARNES Arkansas Supreme Court

Barnes alleged in her complaint that she was terminated from her position with the
ACC for protesting discriminatory actions on behalf of her employer and participating in
an investigation designed to discover further discrimination. She alleged that her
termination was a violation of the Arkansas Whistle-Blower Act (“AWBA”) and asked for
damages, reinstatement, attorneys’ fees... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

RAKESH SRIVASTAVA and SHARMILA SHANKAR, Appellants, v. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, a/k/a UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER, a/k/a STATE OF KANSAS (HARTMUT JAESCHKE, CODY TULLY, PAUL TERRANOVA, and ROY JENSEN University of Kansas

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava and Dr. Sharmila Shankar, who are husband and wife, both worked for the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). For different reasons, KUMC terminated Dr. Srivastava's and Dr. Shankar's employment. Believing that they were wrongfully terminated, Dr. Srivastava and Dr. Shankar sued University of Kansas (KU), as the institutional organization governing KUMC. Later, howeve... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAMES E. DAVIS

On February 22, 2017, Davis pled guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, a severity level 5 person felony, and no contest to one count of sexual battery, a
class A person misdemeanor. All three crimes were committed on November 11, 2016. The district court originally sentenced Davis to a total of 89 months' incarceration followed by a 24-month term of postrelease supervision. ... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. GARY M. MOORE

On August 7, 2015, Moore was charged with one count of unlawfully tampering with electronic monitoring equipment. Moore retained David Phillip Leon as counsel, who then entered his appearance on August 10, 2015. Throughout the pendency of his case, Moore was serving an underlying prison sentence. During this time, he filed several pro se motions, including a motion to dismiss his counsel and a mot... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER MARINELLI State Supreme Court Judicial Center

The State charged Marinelli with aggravated assault, alleging:

"[O]n the 3rd day of May, 2013, in Riley County, Kansas, Christopher Neil Marinelli did then and there unlawfully, feloniously, and knowingly place [victim] in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm with a deadly weapon, to wit: knife." (Emphasis added.)

Marinelli pleaded no contest and executed two docu... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

Bruce Levine and Maco A. Gabarette v. Employers Insurance Company of Wausau Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

Carlos Bolanos Castillo was killed and Marco A. Gabarette was injured in a motor vehicle accident during the course of their employment. Castillo’s estate and Gabarette filed declaratory judgment actions seeking coverage under the uninsured/underinsured motorists endorsement of a third party’s insurance policy for payment of the wrongful death and personal injury damages from the accident. The dis... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - VA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SHEENA THOMAS

A jury convicted exotic dancer Sheena Thomas of one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon against her fellow dancer, Traci Borntrager. The attack occurred at an establishment called Pleasures, the two women's place of work. The weapon in question—a stiletto heel—was an accoutrement of the trade. Following her conviction, the district court sentenced Thomas to serve 24 months' probation ... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

Rodeo Citizens Association v. County of Contra Costa, Phillips 66 Company, Real Party in Interest Contra Costa County Courthouses - Martinez, California

The County of Contra Costa (the county) certified an environmental impact report
(EIR) and approved a land use permit for a “Propane Recovery Project” at an oil refinery
owned and operated by Phillips 66 Company (Phillips) in Rodeo, California. In response
to consolidated petitions filed by Rodeo Citizens Association (Citizens) and others,1
the trial court issued a peremptory writ ... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - CA)

Association for Accessible Medicines v. Brian E. Frosh, et al. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

The Association for Accessible Medicines (“AAM”) appeals the district court’s dismissal of its dormant commerce clause challenge to a Maryland statute prohibiting price gouging in the sale of prescription drugs. AAM also appeals the district court’s refusal to enjoin enforcement of the statute on the basis that it is unconstitutionally vague. We hold that the statute violates the dormant commerce ... More...   $0 (04-13-2018 - MD)

State of Louisiana v. Terry Matthew Pittman

The state charged Defendant by bill of information with one count of
indecent behavior with juveniles in violation of La. R.S. 14:81(A)(2), one
count of molestation of a juvenile in violation of La. R.S. 14:81.2 and one
count of pornography involving juveniles in violation of La. R.S. 14:81.1.
As to Count One, the state alleged that on April 20, 2014, Defendant
transmitte... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Labroderick Alexander

On July 17, 2016, Kevin White (“White”) was shot. White died from
his injury the following day. A grand jury indicted Alexander for the second
degree murder of White on September 23, 2016. The jury trial began on May
1, 2017.
Arthur Sloan was the first to testify at trial. Sloan lived across the
street from White’s mother and testified that in the early hours of July 1... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Billy R. Meadows, Jr.

On August 10, 2015, a grand jury indicted Meadows with second
degree murder of a child. On January 10, 2017, Meadows pled guilty to the
reduced charge of second degree cruelty to juveniles. The trial court
accepted the plea, and ordered a presentence investigation report.
On March 15, 2017, the State filed a habitual offender bill of
information against Meadows, alleging... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

City and County of San Francisco v. Chuck M. Post

In 1998 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors outlawed discrimination against
tenants who pay a portion of their rent with a Section 8, or similar, housing voucher.
They did this by amending San Francisco’s existing housing discrimination ordinance to
outlaw discrimination based on a person’s “source of income,” a term they defined
broadly to include government rent subsidies. (S.... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Latilo Omar Lewis

Defendant’s four-day trial began on October 10, 2016. Tensas Parish
Sheriff Ricky Jones testified that around 2:22 p.m. on November 6, 2015,
N.H. frantically ran into the sheriff’s office barefoot, wearing a pink
nightgown and black jogging pants. According to Sheriff Jones and Deputy
Betty Spillman Brown, N.H. was hysterical; she was crying and could barely
talk. The o... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - LA)

Katherine K. Morgan v. Baker Hughes Incorporated District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

Katherine Morgan, as wrongful death representative of her deceased husband
David Morgan, appeals the district court’s grant of judgment as matter of law
(“JMOL”) in favor of Baker Hughes Incorporated, issued after trial but before the
case was submitted to the jury. Because material disputes in the evidence remain for
resolution by the jury, we conclude that JMOL was inappropriate.... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - WY)

State Of Louisiana VS Joseph Michael Kurz

Kurz was born August 25, 1952. He was indicted by grand jury for
the aggravated rape of the male victim,1 who was born on July 7, 1965, and
who testified that he was under the age of 12 at the time of the rapes. The
indictment alleges that Kurz committed the rapes between July 7, 1975, and
July 7, 1977, when the victim was 10 or 11 years old, and the defendant was
approx... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. LOUIS EDWARD BETHLEY, JR. STATE OF LOUISIANA, COURT OF APPEAL. FIRST CIRCUIT

On October 18, 2014, at about 3 a. m., Linda Bethley and her husband, the
defendant, began arguing at their home on Greenwell Springs Road. The defendant
punched Mrs. Bethley in her face multiple times. At some point during the attack,
Mrs. Bethley briefly lost consciousness. She was eventually able to call 911 and the
police and EMS arrived. Mrs. Bethley was taken by ambulance to... More...
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Lisa Demargee v. Laura Pederson; Amy Van Ness District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

As this court has stated repeatedly, families have a “wellelaborated
constitutional right to live together without
governmental interference.” Wallis v. Spencer, 202 F.3d
1126, 1136 (9th Cir. 2000); accord Kirkpatrick v. Cty. of
Washoe, 843 F.3d 784, 789 (9th Cir. 2016) (en banc); Burke
v. Cty. of Alameda, 586 F.3d 725, 731 (9th Cir. 2009); Rogers
v. Cty. of San Joaquin, 48... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - AZ)

Jay Dee Burns v. The State of Texas

The grand jury returned nine indictments against Appellant. Indictments A and B were for the offense of improper relationship between an educator and student.1 Indictments C, D, and E were for the offense of sexual assault of a child.2 Indictment F was for the offense of indecency with a child.3 Indictment G was for the offense of stalking.4 Indictments H and I were for the offense of improper... More...   $0 (04-08-2018 - TX)

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