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Phil A. Smallwood v. The State of Texas

On June 2, 2016, the State charged appellant with capital murder by causing
the death of Jonathan Wilkerson while in the course of committing or attempting to
commit robbery.2 Appellant pleaded not guilty, and the case proceeded to trial.
On the evening of October 13, 2014, Wilkerson and his girlfriend, Quathanna
Lee, drove to the home of Roy Robinson, the best friend of Wil... More...
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Allen Bernard Gims v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

Robert Jones lived in the front office space of an abandoned warehouse. One
night before midnight, Shirley Faye Thompson, a former girlfriend, snuck into the
warehouse through a hole in the garage door. She fell asleep, then later was
awakened by a knock on the office door. Although Thompson could not see Jones
answer the door from her vantage point, she heard him ask who it wa... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Russel Anthony Moore Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Drunk Driver Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Accident Death

The State of Oklahoma charged Russel Anthony Moore, age 28, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM2, MANSLAUGHTER - 1ST DEGREE - AUTOMOBILE ( DUI), in violation of 21 O.S. 711
Date of Offense: 10/11/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
MOORE, RUSSEL ANTHONY Disposed: CONVICTION, 03/22/201... More...
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Nicole Haberle v. Officer Daniel Troxell Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy Nixon was a troubled man. After stealing a firearm, he told his partner, Nicole Haberle, that he was going to commit suicide. When a police officer employed by the Borough of Nazareth learned of that threat, he did not wait for trained crisis support professionals but instead knocked on the door of the apartment where Nixon was located and announced his presence. Nixon immediately shot him... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Joel A. Sabean, M.D. District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

This case, which reads like an
anthology of pain, pathos, and personal degradation, paints a grim
picture of the human condition. It intertwines allegations of an
incestuous relationship with criminal charges of tax evasion,
unlawful distribution of controlled substances, and health-care
fraud. Following a contentious trial, the jury found defendantappellant
Joel A. Sabean ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Brian Lee Golsby Franklin County Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - The State of Ohio charged Brian Lee Golsby, age 30, with first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape for raping and killing Reagan Tokes, age 21.

Golsby, a convicted sex offender, apparently randomly selected Ms. Tokes as she was leaving She was a senior at Ohio State University and was three months short of graduating.

The States sought the death penalty.

... More...
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Sly Maples was tried for abuse of a child and felony murder. He was convicted of abuse of a child and sentenced to 136 months' prison based on a criminal history score of A. These charges stem from incidents that occurred between January 19, 2015, and January 20, 2015, that ultimately lead to the death of A.D.

On January 19, 2015, Maples choked and shook A.D. causing severe bruising a... More...
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The facts are mostly undisputed, except whether Gonzalez knew his gun was loaded as events unfolded.

Gonzalez and his friends—Levi (the victim), Bailey Bishop (Levi's sister; Gonzalez' girlfriend), Jeff Swisher (Levi's step-brother), and Zachary Cashman— attended various New Year's Eve parties. At some point, the four men wanted to return to the first party and Gonzalez drove them. Cash... More...
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Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Ronald Exantus

Versailles, KY - Jury Recommended That Defendant Be Sentenced To 20 Year's In Prison

The Commonwealth of Kentucky charged Ronald Exantus with first-degree murder for killing 6-year-old and assaulting he child's sister and father.

Defendant claimed insanity.

Exantus, age 34, drove from Indianapolis to Versailles, Kentucky, where he had never been before, entered the victi... More...
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Matthew C. McGlynn v. State of California

In this mandamus proceeding, six judges who were elected to the superior court in
mid-term elections in 2012, but who did not take office until January 7, 2013, maintain
they are entitled to benefits under the Judges’ Retirement System II (JRS II)1
as in effect
at the time they were elected, rather than at the time they assumed office. This is a matter
of considerable importanc... More...
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On August 29, 2015, the State charged Collins with a single count of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. Kenneth Newton of the Sedgwick County Public
Defender's Office was appointed to represent Collins. Collins was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing held on December 3, 2015.

Despite the fact that he was represented by an attorney, Collins filed n... More...
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Susan E. Hammatt, et al. v. General Motors Company, et al. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

New York, NY - Susan E. Hammatt, et al. sued General Motors Company, et al. on a vehicular product liability theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
02/14/2018 173 ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the next status conference in this matter, previously scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on March 23, 2018, will begin instead at 1:30 p.m. Counsel shall promptly update the MDL website with the new... More...
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Abraham Aleiandro Gonzalez-Alarcon v. Adrian P. Macias District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abraham Gonzalez-Alarcon filed a habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241
alleging specific facts which, if proven, would demonstrate that he is a United States
citizen. He seeks release from custody from Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(“ICE”) following ICE’s reinstatement of a prior order of removal on that basis.
Dismissing Gonzalez-Alarcon’s petition, the district court concl... More...
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In September 2016, Kelley pled guilty to two counts of felony theft, a severity level 9 nonperson felony. According to the PSI, Kelley's criminal history included a 2012 Missouri person felony conviction for Resisting Arrest by Fleeing—Creating a Substantial Risk of Injury/Death to Any Person. The only information in the record that pertains to Kelley's Missouri conviction is found in the PSI. Bas... More...   $0 (03-18-2018 - KS)


In August 2014, law enforcement investigated a rural area in Greenwood County, Kansas after receiving a report of a possible grow operation from a tree-cutting crew. They located large plants at various levels of maturity. The plants were in rows, weeds had been pulled, there were paths between the rows of plants, and the area was clear of debris and brush—allowing law enforcement to infer that so... More...   $0 (03-18-2018 - KS)

Dustan Dobbs v. DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

George McLaughlin represented
Dustan Dobbs in a products liability suit against DePuy Orthopaedics.
After DePuy offered to settle the suit, but a few
2 No. 17‐2195
months before Dobbs accepted that offer, Dobbs terminated
the representation contract and removed McLaughlin as
counsel. Now, McLaughlin seeks attorneys’ fees in quantum
meruit for the services he and h... More...
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In the early hours of September 15, 2005, nine shots were fired through a
3 bedroom window of an apartment in Clovis, killing ten-year-old Carlos Perez. Carlos
4 had been sleeping in the bedroom he shared with his older brother, the intended
5 victim, seventeen-year-old Ruben Perez.
6 {4} That night there were two distinct groups of actors involved in the shooting:
7 one group... More...
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The State charged Defendant with an open count of first-degree murder, a
5 “capital felony,” see NMSA 1978, § 30-2-1(A) (1994), and with one count each of
6 first-degree kidnapping, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. The charging
7 document specifically alleged two aggravating circumstances related to the
8 first-degree murder charge: (1) Defendant committed the murder wi... More...
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Deputies from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to
16 Defendant’s home at approximately 3:50 a.m. in response to a call for assistance
17 about an infant who was “choking on milk.” When the deputies arrived, they were
18 directed to Defendant’s bedroom, where they found Baby wrapped tightly in a blanket
19 that was saturated with blood near her pelvic area.... More...
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United States of America v. Ashley Marie Moore District of North Dakota Federal Courthouse - Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck, ND Minot Woman Sentenced to 25 years for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Chief United States District Judge Daniel L. Hovland sentenced Ashley Marie Moore, 29, Minot, ND, on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child; and Distribution of Images Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of Children. Judge Hovland sentenced Moore to serve 25 years in prison for count one and 20 years in ... More...
   $0 (03-17-2018 - ND)

State of Michigan v. Dallas David Walker

Traverse City, MI - Jury Finds Defendant Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

The State of Michigan charged Dallas David Walker, age 24, with second-degree murder for killing Christopher Allan Kleehammer, age 48, who was beaten to death inside his home.

Defendant claimed self-defense.... More...
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United States of America ex rel. Westrick v. Second Chance Body Armor, et al. and United States of America v. Toyobo Co., Ltd.

Japanese Fiber Manufacturer to Pay $66 Million for Alleged False Claims Related to Defective Bullet Proof Vests

Toyobo Co. Ltd. of Japan and its American subsidiary, Toyobo U.S.A. Inc., f/k/a Toyobo America Inc. (collectively, Toyobo), have agreed to pay $66 million to resolve claims under the False Claims Act that they sold defective Zylon fiber used in bullet proof vests that the United... More...
   $0 (03-16-2018 - DC)

John William King v. Lorie Davis Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

John William King was convicted and sentenced to death by a Texas jury for the capital murder of James Byrd. After his direct appeal and state habeas applications failed, King sought federal habeas relief. The district court denied King’s petition. This court then granted a certificate of appealability on one claim: that King’s trial counsel was constitutionally ineffective in presenting the case ... More...   $0 (03-15-2018 - TX)

Roxanne Adams v. Naphcare, Inc., et al. Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Norfolk, Virginia

This case arises from the events surrounding the death of Jamycheal Mitchell. His personal representative, Roxanne Adams, brought this action on his behalf, asserting claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against Debra K. Ferguson and forty-nine other defendants. Ferguson moved to dismiss all claims against her; the district court denied the motion. Ferguson appeals. For the reasons that fol... More...   $0 (03-14-2018 - VA)

Tylon C. Outlaw v. City of Hartford District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

1 Appeal by plaintiff from so much of a judgment of the United States
2 District Court for the District of Connecticut, Geoffrey W. Crawford, Judge, as granted
3 summary judgment dismissing his claims against defendant City of Hartford (the
4 "City"), brought principally under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, for failing to supervise its police
5 officers with respect to appropriate use of force;... More...
   $0 (03-13-2018 - CT)

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