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State of Tennessee v. Lee Harold Cromwell

After a fireworks show on July 4, 2015, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the defendant reversed his truck through a crowded parking lot, killing one victim and injuring eight others. An Anderson County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for seventeen crimes, including one count each of vehicular homicide, criminally negligent homicide, reckless homicide, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, and dri... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - TN)

Security Bank & Trust Company vs. Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.

Larkin drafted a will and revocable trust agreement for Gordon P. Savoie in 2009.
Following a number of specific bequests, Article 7 of the trust agreement directed that 45
percent of the remaining trust assets be distributed to a beneficiary who was more than 37.5
years younger than Savoie. As a result, the distribution was subject to a
generation-skipping transfer tax total... More...
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Experian Information Solutions, Inc. v. Nationwide Marketing Services, Inc. District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

The novel federal question in this appeal is whether lists
of names with addresses are copyrightable when they are the
product of a sophisticated process to ensure accuracy and
utility. In other words, whether such lists are more like a
telephone book, that the Supreme Court has held lacks any
creative spark, or more like Joyce’s Ulysses that changed the
course of 20th cent... More...
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Joe Earl Smith v. The State of Texas

In January 2017, the State indicted Smith for the offense of murder, alleging that he shot
and killed his uncle, Jack Smith.1 Two days after the incident occurred, and following a multi
state search for Smith, he admitted that he had shot Jack multiple times with a shotgun.2 At trial,
various witnesses testified to the events leading up to the shooting, and for the most part, the <... More...
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United States of America v. Tracy Wayne Crosby Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Brunswick, Georgia

Brunswick, GA - Former Teacher and Police Officer Pled Guilty To Sex Trafficking Of a Minor

Tracy Wayne Crosby, 42 of Waycross, entered a guilty plea on June 4, 2018, before the Honorable Lisa Godbey Wood to one count of sex trafficking of a minor.

Evidence presented at the guilty plea revealed that up until his arrest in this case, Crosby was the criminal justice teacher at War... More...
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United States of America v. Charles Williams Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Charlise Williams was charged in a
five‐count indictment for bankruptcy fraud. After a weeklong
jury trial, she was found guilty on all counts and sentenced
to a below‐Guidelines prison term of 46 months. On
appeal, Williams argues that the district court erred by: (1) restricting
her ability to cross‐examine witnesses in violation of
the Confrontation Cla... More...
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BRIAN RUSSELL and BRENT FLANDERS, Trustee of the BRENT EUGENE FLANDERS and LISA ANNE FLANDERS REVOCABLE FAMILY TRUST v. TREANOR INVESTMENTS, L.L.C. and 8TH & NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C., MORELAW Legal Services Marketing Your Source For Marketing Your Firm Nationwide . Completely Free Marketing If It Does Not Work.

In April 1997, Winter, Inc. (Winter) executed and recorded an OEA relating to the development and operation of two adjacent parcels of land it owned on the east side of New Hampshire Street between 7th and 8th Streets in Lawrence. Winter planned for a Borders Bookstore and a parking lot to be constructed on the first parcel, which was described as the "'Borders Parcel.'" The second parcel, where W... More...   $0 (06-06-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Shawn Patrick Watkins United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Missouri Man Pleads Guilty in $3.4 Million Real Estate Investment Scheme that Targeted Orange County Investors

A Missouri man who formerly served as a law enforcement reservist has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud offense and admitted operating a real estate scheme in Orange County that bilked dozens of Southern California investors who collectively suffered approximately... More...
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Green Tree Servicing, LLC v. Henry House; Linda Murrell Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Henry House, Linda Murrell (the House Parties), and other plaintiffs
sued Green Tree Servicing and various other entities (the Green Tree Parties)
in a related action.1 The Green Tree Parties initiated the present suit in
1 Green Tree Servicing, L.L.C. v. Billy Brown, No. 17-60105.
Case: 17-60164 Document: 00514471076 Page: 1 Date Filed: 05/14/2018
No. 17-60164
2
federa... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GREG RUCKER

In 2016 Rucker and codefendant Nicholas Kraft were charged with three
counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of kidnapping and one count of having
weapons while under disability. Kraft plead guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery1
and agreed to testify against Rucker. The case against Rucker proceeded to a jury trial.
{¶3} Evidence was presented that between 3:30 a.m.... More...
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Erik J. Hansen v. Sandridge Partners, L.P.

Respondent and cross-appellant Erik Hansen and several relatives (the “Hansens”)
own about 382 acres of farmland in Tulare County (APN 291-010-009; the “09 parcel”).
Appellant and cross-respondent Sandridge Partners, L.P., (Sandridge) owns an adjacent
parcel of about 250 acres (APN 291-010-005; the “05 parcel”).1
This case centers around
approximately 10 acres on the southwest... More...
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Integrated Lender Services, Inc. v. County of Los Angeles, Juan Velasquez

When a trustee sold at foreclosure property once owned by
a convicted fraudster, there were surplus proceeds. Following
statutory procedures (Civ. Code, § 2924j), the trustee deposited
the surplus funds with the trial court for determination of the
proper distribution. There were two claims to the funds: (1) the
County of Los Angeles, which had been awarded criminal
restitu... More...
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Bruce W. Lauritzen v. First American Title Insurance

¶1 Bruce W. Lauritzen purchased five lots of undeveloped
real property in Hurricane, Utah based on a description in a
recorded subdivision plat map. Lauritzen then purchased title
insurance for these lots through First American Title Insurance
Company (First American). Subsequently, Lauritzen learned that
the plat map had a material defect: one of his lots partially
overlap... More...
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SHATANI BUCK JR. vs. STATE OF IOWA

Ignoring his own misconduct, Shatani Buck Jr. blames his current plight on
his plea counsel and asks that his felon-in-possession-of-firearm conviction be
tossed. We affirm the district court’s denial of Buck’s application for postconviction
(PCR) relief.
In December 2012, Buck was charged by trial information with Count I, felon
in possession of a firearm, in violation ... More...
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Heriberto Ponce v. Wells Fargo Bank

The trial court found that Ponce and Aranda’s complaint was presented primarily for an
improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the
cost of litigation. (§ 128.7, subd. (b)(1).)
On appeal, Ponce and Aranda argue that the claims asserted in their complaint
were not frivolous and therefore, could not have been asserted for an improper purpos... More...
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John Doe v. Eric Holcomb Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

John Doe, whose legal name is Jane
Doe,1 is a transgender man residing in Marion County, Indiana.
Though Doe is originally from Mexico, the United States
granted him asylum in 2015 because of the persecution he
might face in Mexico for being transgender. But this suit arises
out of Doe’s treatment in the United States. He alleges that he
faces harassment and discrimination ... More...
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Linda Stout, et al. v. Jefferson County Board of Education Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal requires that we revisit the decades-old task of school desegregation. A racial desegregation order issued in 1971 still governs the Jefferson County Board of Education in Alabama. But beginning in 2012, residents of the City of Gardendale, a predominantly white community in Jefferson County, sought to create a separate, municipal school system. Leaders of a grassroots movement used so... More...   $0 (02-21-2018 - )

SMS Financial XXIII, LLC v. Cornerstone Title Company

A bank made a business loan that was guaranteed by the principals of the business
and secured by a deed of trust on property the principals owned. Years later, the bank
assigned the note and deed of trust to plaintiff SMS Financial XXIII, LLC (SMS). After
the borrower defaulted on payment, SMS undertook preparations to foreclose on the deed
of trust and in the process discovered th... More...
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Raphael Bangiyev v. Inna Arzumanova

¶1 Inna Arzumanova (“Wife”) appeals from the property and
debt allocation and the lack of a contempt ruling in the superior court’s
decree of dissolution. For the following reasons, we reverse and remand
for further proceedings consistent with this decision regarding the property
and debt allocation. We treat the appeal as a special action regarding the
contempt issue, see Hend... More...
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Sheldon Fong v. East West Bank

Plaintiff Sheldon Fong is an octogenarian real estate investor who sought to help
some younger friends establish a real estate business. He borrowed money in his own
name and stood behind two loans that he helped the new business procure from defendant
East West Bank (Bank). When some of these transactions ended badly, Fong brought
this action, alleging conversion and financial abu... More...
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Kathleen D. McBride, as Trustee, etc. v. Byron C. Smith

Kathleen McBride (McBride) sued Byron and Kalmia Smith (the Smiths) for
violating McBride’s rights with respect to a recorded easement over the Smiths’ property.
After sustaining demurrers to several versions of McBride’s complaint, the last without
leave to amend, the trial court entered judgment in favor of the Smiths. On appeal, we
conclude that McBride stated causes of action f... More...
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Antoinette Rossetta v. Citimortgage, Inc.

Plaintiff Antoinette Rossetta appeals from a judgment dismissing her second
amended complaint1 after the trial court sustained a demurrer by defendants
CitiMortgage, Inc. (CitiMortgage) and U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for
Citicorp Residential Trust Series 2006-1 (2006-1 Trust). The complaint asserts causes of
action for intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepr... More...
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Saul M. Kaufman and J.G. Goodman v. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

aul Kaufman, as lead plaintiff in a
class action, sued American Express Travel Related Services
2 No. 16‐1691
Company, Inc. (“Amex”), alleging claims for breach of contract,
unjust enrichment, and statutory fraud related to
Amex’s general‐use, prepaid gift cards. Just over two years
after Kaufman filed the class action, Kaufman (on behalf of
the class) and A... More...
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Donna Dunn v. Tiffany Baker Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Tiffiny Baker (Baker) appeals the judgment of the trial court on Donna Dunn's (Dunn) petition to recover unpaid rent and possession of a premises owned by Dunn. Baker argues that the lease at issue between Dunn and Baker was ambiguous and the trial court erred in granting relief to Dunn. We affirm.

Background

On March 2, 2016, Baker and Dunn entered into a commercial lease agreem... More...
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Jean Eckford Hardaway, Et al. v. Lou Eda Korth Stubbs Nixon, Et al. Karnes County Courthouse - Karnes City, Texas

This is an appeal from a summary judgment in favor of appellees (“the Korth heirs”) regarding ownership of 147.5 acres of real property in Karnes County. The Korth heirs moved for summary judgment, asserting among other things that they acquired ownership of the entire 147.5 acres through constructive ouster and ensuing adverse possession. The trial court granted the Korth heirs’ motion for summar... More...   $0 (11-23-2017 - TX)

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