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Natasha Meeks v. Autozone, Inc

Plaintiff and appellant Natasha Meeks contends that she suffered sexual
harassment on the job. She brought suit against her employer, defendant and appellant
AutoZone, Inc. (AutoZone), and the alleged harasser, defendant and appellant Juan
Fajardo, pursuing claims of sexual harassment, failure to prevent sexual harassment, and
retaliation in violation of the Fair Employment and Hou... More...
   $0 (06-22-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Jasmin Polanco District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Real Estate Attorney Sentenced for Role in Sweeping Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy

A real estate attorney was sentenced today in connection with a sweeping conspiracy to defraud banks and mortgage companies by engaging in sham “short” sales of residential properties in Merrimack Valley.

Jasmin Polanco, 37, of Methuen, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Doug... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - MA)

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)

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)

ALEXINA SIMON —v.— CITY OF NEW YORK, FRANCIS LONGOBARDI, Queens County Assistant District  Attorney, DETECTIVE EVELYN ALEGRE, DETECTIVE DOUGLAS LEE

This case takes us to the intersection of an allegedly wrongful arrest and  detention on a material witness warrant, the Fourth Amendment, and qualified  immunity. Plaintiff Alexina Simon brought this action in the United States District  Court for the Eastern District of New York (Vitaliano, J.) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983,  claiming that a state prosecutor and two police officers falsely arrested and... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWIN CABRERA-RIVERA United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

Appellant Edwin Cabrera-Rivera
("Cabrera") was charged in a two-count indictment with production
and possession of child pornography. In a deal with the
government, he agreed to plead guilty to the possession count --
an offense with no mandatory minimum sentence -- and the government
agreed to dismiss the production count -- an offense with a
mandatory fifteen-year ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Kentrell Lebron Lindsey

The Defendant was charged with possession of dihydrocodeinone with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of oxycodone with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of a firearm with the intent to go armed during the commission of a dangerous felony, possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, driving on a cancelled, suspended, or revoked license, and speeding. The Defendant entered ... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

American Indian Health & Services Corporatioon v. Jennifer Kent, as Director

The State Department of Health Care Services and its director (collectively, the
Department) appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiffs on a petition for a writ of
mandate. Plaintiffs are 23 federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s) and rural health
clinics (RHC’s) that serve medically underserved populations (the Clinics). (42 U.S.C.
§§ 254b(a)(1), 1396d(l)(1), (2), 1395x(aa)... More...
   $0 (06-20-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- IVAN J. SMITH

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On July 13, 2016, Muskingum County Sheriff’s dispatch received a
complaint about the odor of marijuana coming from the residence located at 128 Hamline
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. The complaint also stated that the occupants at the residence
were trafficking in drugs.
{¶5} Colleena Johnson ("Colleena") and Appella... 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. JAMES A. BENVENUTO

On August 9, 2016, investigators from the West Central Ohio Crime
Task Force (“WCOCTF”) were conducting surveillance on Vincent McKercher
(“McKercher”) in Allen County. (05/05/2017 Tr. at 8). McKercher had a history
of trafficking in marijuana. (Id. at 9). Investigators followed McKercher (in his
vehicle) from a barbershop in Lima, Ohio to a warehouse located at 519 N. Jac... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. SCOTT A. STEIN

On November 9, 2016, Chief of Police Glass of the Village of Botkins
received a phone call from an officer at the Wapakoneta Police Department
regarding a woman named Megan Donnelly, for whom there was an active warrant
for theft, and requested his assistance in obtaining her. Chief Glass was informed
that Donnelly was en route to a local motel, driving a white Ford Expeditio... 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)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. BRYAN M. PIERCE

Police officers were dispatched to Pierce's home after he called a suicide hotline
and said he was hearing voices, including his cat's, telling him to stab himself. When
officers arrived, Pierce told them the same. One officer asked Pierce if he wanted them
to check the residence to make sure nobody was inside to give Pierce "a little peace of
mind." Pierce agreed. Once ins... More...
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NATHAN C. LONGEWAY V. STATE OF ARKANSAS ARKANSAS COURT OF APPEALS

A Pennsylvania court entered a consent decree on November 17, 2015, regarding the
custody of Nathan’s two children with his former wife, Rebekah Longeway, which stated
that it was transferring the case to Pulaski County, Arkansas. Under the terms of the agreed
order, Nathan was to have the children from November 20, 2015, until November 25, 2015,
was to return the children to R... More...
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Stuart Wright v. United States of America Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

In the third iteration of this unfortunate case of mistaken identity, PlaintiffStuart Wright (“Wright”) appeals the district court’s1 grant of summary judgment to the United States and the Deputy U.S. Marshals in their individual and official capacities on Wright’s claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (the “FTCA”). Wright argues that the district court erred when it found there was no genuine ... More...   $0 (06-18-2018 - MO)

Tommy White v. The State of Texas

In cause No. 16-CR-0488-G, White was charged with assault family violence by impeding normal breathing, see id. § 22.01; in cause No. 16-CR-0496-G, White was charged with theft of property in an amount greater than $1,500 but less than $20,000.1 See id. § 31.03. Paula Kahla2 testified that she met White in November of 2014 and that they began a relationship in January of 2015. Kahla testified th... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

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)

Amanda Gail Gilbert v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted Amanda Gail Gilbert of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail
felony. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 31.07 (West 2016). After a bench trial on punishment, the
trial court found true the State’s habitual-offender allegation and sentenced Gilbert to eight years’
confinement. On appeal, Gilbert argues that the trial court erred in submitting a jury charge tha... More...
   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

Kevin Dwayne Jefferson v. The State of Texas

Appellant pled guilty to burglary of a habitation and the trial court deferred adjudicating
guilt and placed appellant on community supervision for five years. The State later moved to
adjudicate guilt, alleging appellant violated several conditions of his community supervision. The
State filed an amended motion on June 22, and the trial court appointed counsel the next day. The ... More...
   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

Landry Rountree v. Troy Dyson, City of Beaumont Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Landry Rountree appeals the dismissal of his 42 U.S.C § 1983 and related state-law claims against the City of Beaumont and Beaumont Police Sergeant Troy Dyson. We affirm the judgment of dismissal.
I.
Rountree owns a towing business and, for thirty years, participated in Beaumont’s non-consent tow rotation. For an accident that disables a car, the
United States Court of Appeals
Fift... More...
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United States of America v. Candido Francisco Hernandez-Avila Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

Candido Hernandez-Avila pleaded guilty to illegal reentry under 8 U.S.C. § 1326. The presentence report (PSR) recommended a sixteen-level enhancement based on Hernandez-Avila’s prior conviction for sexual assault under Texas Penal Code § 22.011(a)(2), which the PSR determined to be a “crime of violence” within the meaning of § 2L1.2(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the 2015 Sentencing Guidelines. Hernandez-Avila o... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

ANDREW GREENE v. STATE OF KANSAS

Greene was convicted of the rape of A.F. who "was incapable of giving consent due to mental deficiency or disease which was known or reasonably apparent" to Greene. The Kansas Supreme Court ultimately affirmed his conviction, vacated his sentence, and remanded the case to the district court for resentencing. State v. Greene, 299 Kan. 1087, 1099, 329 P.3d 450 (2014). On December 16, 2014, through t... More...   $0 (06-14-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Evelyn Gregory Federal Courthouse - Newport News, Virginia

Newport News, VA - Former Office Manager Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Over $300K

A Norfolk woman pleaded guilty on June 11, 2018 to an embezzlement scheme that resulted in a loss of over $300,000.

According to court documents, Evelyn Gregory, 49, worked as the office manager of a women’s health clinic from 2007 through April 2016, and had access to multiple office credit cards whi... More...
   $0 (06-14-2018 - VA)

CADELL LEROY BYNUM v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

While working at a sobriety checkpoint on September 10, 2016, Detective Spencer Parsons with the Riley County Police Department made contact with Bynum. Parsons smelled the odor of alcoholic beverages and observed Bynum had slurred speech, difficulty communicating, and poor balance or coordination. Bynum informed Parsons that he had consumed a couple of gin and tonic beverages. Bynum attempted the... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

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