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Galen Dwayne Baugus v. The State of Texas

After the guilt-innocence phase of his trial, a jury found Galen Dwayne
Baugus guilty of sexually assaulting Mary,1 a child. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
22.021(a)(1)(B) (West Supp. 2017). After a punishment hearing, the jury found that

1 We refer to the child the jury found Baugus guilty of assaulting with a pseudonym, t... More...
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The State of Texas v. Albert G. Hill III

This case is before us on remand from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The State of Texas appealed the trial court’s order dismissing with prejudice four indictments against Albert G. Hill III. In our original opinion, we held the trial court erred in conducting a pretrial evidentiary hearing on Hill’s motion to quash and dismiss the indictments because Hill did not establish a prima fac... More...   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

William James Crenan v. The State of Texas

Evidence at trial showed that Crenan was the owner of C4 Cattle, Inc. and an “order
buyer” for the Ty Jones Cattle Company. As an order buyer, he brokered the sale of cattle by filling
orders. Generally, Crenan would find cattle from a rancher and make an offer to buy the cattle on
behalf of a feedlot. Crenan would then ship the cattle from the rancher, receive the cattle at Ty Jone... More...
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Shaquitta Deanna Horton v. The State of Texas

Shaquitta Deanna Horton has filed pro se notices of appeal from the trial court’s judgments adjudicating her guilty of credit-card abuse and fraudulent use or possession of fewer than five items of identifying information. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. §§ 32.31, 32.51 (West 2016). In each case, the trial court sentenced her to 14 months’ confinement (with the sentences to run concurrently) pursuant ... More...   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

Larry D. Lincoln; Brad C. Mosbrucker v. BNSF Raiway Company District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

Several years after a tank car spill accident, Larry D. Lincoln and Brad C.
Mosbrucker (collectively “Appellants”) advised BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”)
that medical conditions attributable to the accident rendered them partially,
permanently disabled and prevented them from working outdoors. Upon learning of
Appellants’ alleged medical conditions, BNSF removed Appellants from serv... More...
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Ex parte Taymor Travon McIntyre

Appellant was sixteen years old when he allegedly committed these
offenses. The capital murder case stems from a July 26, 2016 incident in which
multiple suspects entered a house in Mansfield at 10:45 p.m., displayed their
pistols, and demanded the occupants’ cell phones and illegal drugs. During the
robbery, the suspects fired their pistols, killing one of the occupants and ... More...
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Mickey Fowler v. Tracy Guerin Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Washington public school teachers Mickey Fowler and Leisa Maurer bring this class action to order the Director of the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (“DRS”) to return interest that was allegedly skimmed from their state-managed retirement accounts. The district court denied the stipulated motion to certify a class and then dismissed the action as prudentially unripe. We conclude... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - WA)

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ryan K. Zinke Montana District Federal Courthouse - Missoula, Montana

This Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) case concerns the Upper Missouri River Valley Distinct Population Segment of Arctic Grayling (“arctic grayling”), a cold-water fish in the Salmonidae family. Before us is a challenge to the Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”)’s decision not to list the arctic grayling as an endangered or threatened species under the ESA. Plaintiffs-Appellants Center for Biological... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - MT)

United States of America v. Valerie M. Stevens District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Former Office Manager for Lincoln Family Wellness Sentenced for Wire Fraud

Valerie M. Stevens, 36, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on August 16, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 15 months in prison by United States Senior District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for wire fraud. In addition to the prison sentence, Ms. Stevens will also be required to pay restitution in the ... More...
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Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi Carol Reavis, individually and as next frient of Owen and Emily Reavis v. Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi CArol Reavis, individually and as next friends of Owen Reavis, age 3, and Emily Reavis, age 5, sued Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyotya Motor Sales, U.S.C., Inc. on product liability theories claiming that the 2002 Lexus ES 300 sedan was defective and unreasonably dangerous and that the defect in the vehicle directly caused injuries to the children i... More...   $202000000 (08-18-2018 - TX)

LARRY D. LINCOLN; BRAD C. MOSBRUCKER v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

On October 9, 2007, a BNSF tank car sprung a leak near where Appellants were working, exposing Appellants to 2-chlorobenzyl chloride. Following the tank car spill accident, Appellants attempted, for over two years, to negotiate a monetary settlement with BNSF as to the injuries they sustained from the accident. During that two-year period, Appellants continued to perform their duties as MOW wo... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - )

United States of America v. Damien D. Gambrell Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Green Bay Man Sentenced to Prison for Drug Dealing and Sex Trafficking

Damien D. Gambrell (age: 37) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was sentenced on August 3, 2018 in federal court in Green Bay for conspiracy to distribute heroin and enticement of another to travel in interstate commerce to engage in a prostitution act. Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach sent... More...
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Eduardo De La Torre v. Cashcall, Inc.


Under California law, can a loan contract include an interest rate term so
high that it is “unreasonably and unexpectedly harsh,” “unduly oppressive,” or “so
one-sided as to shock the conscience”? (Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.,
LLC (2015) 61 Cal.4th 899, 910–911 (Sanchez).) What the Ninth Circuit asks us
to resolve in this case is a more specific version of that question: C... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHAKA FATTAH, SR., KAREN NICHOLAS, ROBERT BRAND, HERBERT VEDERMAN

During the 1980s and ’90s, Fattah served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a Senator. In 1995, Fattah was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. In 2006, Fattah launched an unsuccessful run for Mayor of Philadelphia, setting in motion the events that wo... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v.- RAYMOND BAKER

As relevant here, Baker was charged on November 5, 2015 in a single count superseding indictment with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing heroin. The evidence presented at his trial established that between January and mid-June 2015, in Albany and Schenectady Counties, New York, Baker participated in this consp... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES v. VALENTÍN VALDÉS-AYALA

To understand how Valdés exploited the bankruptcy and child support administration systems, it will help to understand the ways in which these systems have been designed to work. We use the testimony the jury heard at trial to paint the backdrop against which Valdés operated his businesses. The jury trial included testimony from a varied cast of 34 witnesses culminating with Valdés, himself... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PR)

United States of America v. Kahwahnas Nucumbhi Potts Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids Man Sentenced For Credit Card Fraud And Aggravated Identity Theft

Kahwahnas Nucumbhi Potts, age 39, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 9 years’ imprisonment for his aggravated identity theft and credit card fraud. The court also ordered Potts to pay restitution to the victims of his offense in the amount of $17,955.50. In sen... More...
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Derek Waskul; Cory Schneider; Kevin Wiesner; Washtenaw Asociation for Community Advocacy v. Washtenaw Country Community Mental Health, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

An association generally has standing if “at least one of [its] members would have standing to sue on his own.” United Food & Commercial Workers v. Brown, 517 U.S. 544, 554–55 (1996) (citing Warth v. Seldin, 422 U.S. 490, 511 (1975)). In this interlocutory appeal, the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy identifies at least one named member who appears to have suffered an initial deprivati... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - MI)

Jonathan Gaffers v. Kelly Services, Inc. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

The Supreme Court recently held that the National Labor Relations Act does not invalidate individual arbitration agreements. Epic Systems Corp. v.
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No. 16-2210 Gaffers v. Kelly Servs., Inc. Page 2
Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612, 1632 (2018). That holding answers half of this case. The other half, in which the plaintiffs seek to carve out a separate destiny for the Fair Labor Standards Act, me... More...
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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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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DESHAWN PORTER

Defendant-appellant/cross-appellee, DeShawn Porter, appeals the manner in which the Warren County Court of Common Pleas determined his jail-time credit after sentencing Porter to two years in prison. Plaintiff-appellee/cross-appellant, the state of Ohio, appeals the same trial court's decision awarding jail-time credit for days that Porter spent on house arrest. {¶ 2} Porter pled guilty to o... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - NORMAN E. MOORE

On April 4, 2017, Jane Doe, a minor, reported to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office that Moore, who at that time was her stepfather, had sexually assaulted her the previous day, April 3, 2017, by pulling up her shirt and "messing" with her breasts. The following day, April 5, 2017, Jane met with Sergeant E.A. Ward with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, during which Jane provided Sergeant ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MICHAEL D. FOWLER

On November 22, 2016, the Portage County Grand Jury indicted appellant
on ten counts of Rape, first-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b) and
(B) and R.C. 2971.03 (Counts 1-10); and eleven counts of Gross Sexual Imposition,
third-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2907.05(A)(4) and (C)(2) (Counts 11-21).
Counts 1 through 20 pertained to conduct that took pl... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. STEVEN HENDERSON, JR.

Appellant pled guilty in three separate criminal cases. First, in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-603235-A, appellant pled guilty on March 28, 2016, to robbery and abduction. On April 18, 2016, the trial court sentenced appellant to community control sanctions in a CBCF for a period of one year on his robbery and abduction convictions. The trial court issued a journal entry on the same day modifyi... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Herve Erilus and Herve Erilus, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FL - Federal Court Bars Florida Tax Return Preparer and his Business From Preparing Tax Returns and Orders Them to Disgorge Ill-Gotten Gains

A federal court in Orlando, Florida entered a permanent injunction against Herve Erilus and Herve Erilus, LLC, barring them from preparing federal tax returns for others and owning or operating a tax preparation business. The court also ord... More...
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