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STATE OF KANSAS v. SANDRA S. WILLIAMS

On October 21, 2016, the State filed a complaint charging Williams with one count of identity theft, one count of theft, and one count of criminal use of a financial card. During the first day of the preliminary hearing on the charges, Nathan Marah testified that he had been the general manager of a Steak & Shake restaurant in Johnson County since August 2016. On September 15, 2016, he received a ... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

Norman Whitney, Sr. v. City of St. Louis, et al. Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Norman Whitney, Sr. (“Whitney Sr.”) brought this action after his son, a
pretrial detainee who had recently been treated for suicidal thoughts, hanged himself
in a cell that was monitored by closed-circuit television. Whitney Sr. asserted state
law wrongful death claims and federal claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against
correctional officer Shelley Sharp and the City of St. Louis. T... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - MO)

CASEY SHELDON WOODS a/k/a CASEY WOODS v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Doris Tenner and Pierre Tenner were married and lived at Fourteen Hampton Court
in Natchez, Mississippi. Doris’s and Pierre’s marriage became volatile over time and
eventually deteriorated. Some time after Doris and Pierre separated, Doris began dating
Woods in April 2015.
¶5. On May 4, 2015, Pierre called Doris, but she did not answer the phone. Later, Pierre
came home fr... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - MS)

DANIEL LYNN HONEY v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Honey was charged with two counts of rape based on allegations that he inserted his
finger into the vagina and anus of seven-year-old R.T. Prior to trial, Honey filed a motion
for discovery to which the State filed a response and supplemental response. Honey later filed
a separate request for discovery pursuant to Arkansas Rule of Criminal Procedure 17.1,
specifically asking the S... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - AR)

David M. Hopper v. Phil Plummer, et al. Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Dayton, Ohio

Robert Richardson suffered a seizure two days after he was booked into the Montgomery
County Jail in Dayton, Ohio. Corrections officers and medical staff responded to the medical
call. Despite both a jail policy that prohibited placing restrained inmates in a prone position and
a medic’s appeal to handcuff Richardson in front, the officers handcuffed him behind his back
and restrai... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - OH)

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)

James Allan Burg II v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont

Texas State Trooper Matthew Cline stopped Burg late one night when Burg
was driving on the interstate with his high beam lights against oncoming traffic.
Patrolling with Trooper Cline—who was nearing the completion of his field
training—was Texas State Trooper Richard Hazenberg, Trooper Cline’s field
training supervisor. Trooper Cline’s patrol vehicle was equipped with a dash c... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - TX)

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)

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...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Dora Blake

On November GYO GWYiO PR was sitting as a rear
passenger in a vehicle driven by her son, Patrick Watkins PR. A
third occupant, Penny Knight-Franklin P-R, was sitting in
the front passenger seat of the car. The trio had just left from celebrating
a casino and were traveling east on I-20 in Bossier
Parish, Louisiana. According to a witness, the vehicle driven by Watk... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - )

Rustin J. Smith v. City and County of Honolulu Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Plaintiff-Appellant Rustin Smith brought an action under
42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that his rights under the Fourth
Amendment were violated by police officers employed by
Defendant-Appellee City and County of Honolulu.
Specifically, he alleged that following his arrest on drug
charges that were subsequently dropped, he was improperly
detained by the Honolulu police for appr... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - HI)

State of Louisiana v. Donovan Carman

On December 28, 2015, Donovan Carman (“Carman”) contacted his
estranged girlfriend, Deidra Nichols (“Nichols”), to arrange the pickup of
their two-year-old daughter, Emma. Nichols advised Carman he could not
pick up Emma because it was “too cold” outside. Notwithstanding Nichols’
objection, Carman left his job in Bossier City and drove approximately 22
minutes to the hom... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. COREY LYNN STANSBURY

On the evening of December 26, 2014, Terry Arntt went to a bar with some friends. Kalya Tepe picked Arntt up at the bar, and they went to another bar. At some point, Tepe went to the restroom while Arntt went to the bar to order another drink. According to Arntt, when he turned away from the bar, Stansbury was standing right behind him. Evidently, the two briefly exchanged words before Stansbury p... More...   $0 (04-07-2018 - KS)

State of Minnesota vs. Ryan David Petersen

The facts underlying the murder of Chase Passauer are not in dispute. Ryan Petersen
hired D.A., from Northstar Criminal Defense, in March 2016, to represent him for criminal
and civil matters. Petersen agreed to pay a flat fee of $10,000 for D.A.’s services, and he
had paid a total of $7,000 to D.A. as of April 7, 2016, when Petersen terminated D.A.’s
representation.
... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - MN)

Jodelle L. Kirk v. Schaeffer Group USA, Inc.; FAG Bearings, LLC

From 1973 to 1982, FAG Bearings Corporation released thousands of gallons
of trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile organic compound now classified as a hazardous
substance, at its manufacturing facility in Joplin, Missouri. In 1991, the Missouri
Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) detected TCE
contamination in residential wells in the Villages of Silver... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - MO)

Rebecca Ann Akin v. Nancy A. Berryhill Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rebecca Akin, a 47-year-old woman, chal-lenges the denial of her application for Supplemental Security Income. She contends that she became disabled in 2011 prin-cipally from fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, and head-aches. Akin argues that the administrative law judge made several errors: The ALJ (1) wrongly discounted her allegations of back pain; (2) improperly credited the opinions of agency<... More...   $0 (04-04-2018 - WI)

ALBERTO GUILLEN v. STATE OF MONTANA

On July 30, 2011, Guillen struck his brother, Roberto, with a van at an intersection
in Missoula. The brothers were loudly arguing when Roberto got on his bicycle and started
to ride away. Guillengot into the van and pursued Roberto. Guillenthen hitRoberto with
the van, running Roberto and the bicycle over. Guillen then left the scene. Roberto
sustained severe injuries, in... More...
   $0 (04-04-2018 - MT)

Jill Oits v. Kayla J. Demarasse, et al. Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Jill Otis brought this action pro se under
42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that Kayla Demarasse, a Waterford,
Wisconsin police officer, ignored her obvious need for
medical care after arresting her on suspicion of driving while
intoxicated. The district court dismissed her complaint.
Ms. Otis, now represented by counsel, appeals the dismissal.
She contends that her complaint sta... More...
   $0 (04-02-2018 - WI)

RONNIE BRUCE MARTINEZ V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On October 22, 2015, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department arrived at Danny
Myers’s place of business in response to a report of shots fired with an active shooter on
scene. Deputy Matt Bennett testified that when he initially pulled up, Martinez was
holding a weapon. Bennett explained that as he pulled up to stop Martinez, Martinez threw
the gun down and fell to the ground. Co... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

DUAN HARRIS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant Duan Harris was convicted in a jury trial of rape, aggravated assault, and
interference with emergency communication. The victim was Mia Colley. For these
offenses, Mr. Harris was sentenced to ten years in prison.
Mr. Harris now appeals, raising two arguments for reversal. First, he argues that the
trial court erred in allowing Lakeisha Harris to testify about an ... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

DANIEL LYNN HONEY v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Honey was charged with two counts of rape based on allegations that he inserted his
finger into the vagina and anus of seven-year-old R.T. Prior to trial, Honey filed a motion
for discovery to which the State filed a response and supplemental response. Honey later filed
a separate request for discovery pursuant to Arkansas Rule of Criminal Procedure 17.1,
specifically asking the S... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAMES K. KAHLER

A recitation of some family history preceding the murders is necessary to put Kahler's crimes in context. In 2008, the Kahler family—husband, Kahler; wife, Karen; teenage daughters, Emily and Lauren; and 9-year-old son, Sean—was living in Weatherford, Texas. Kahler was the director of the public utilities department, and Karen was a personal trainer. Both adults had successful careers. Acquaintanc... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - KS)

STATE OF OHIO v. JINETTA L. THOMPSON

On August 19, 2015, the Seneca County Grand Jury indicted Thompson
on six counts, including: Count One of trafficking in cocaine in violation of R.C.
2925.03(A)(1), (C)(4)(b), a fourth-degree felony; Count Two of trafficking in
cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1), (C)(4)(a), a fifth-degree felony; Count
Three of trafficking in cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1),... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - OH)

STATE OF KANSAS v. RONALD E. HESKETT

The facts of this case were disputed at trial—except for one important fact. Both parties agreed that on September 12, 2014, Heskett purposely killed Moulton. The State's theory: Heskett murdered Moulton to cover up the fact that Heskett stole Moulton's money. The defense theory: Heskett ended Moulton's life at Moulton's suicidal insistence.

Moulton, who was 65 years old at the time ... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

STATE OF MONTANA v. WILLIAM EARL CUNNINGHAM

During the evening of August 1, 2014, Cunningham joined his friend and neighbor
Lena Heller at a picnic table outside of their apartment building in Laurel, Montana. Heller
introduced Cunningham to her friend and former co-worker, Nathan Horn. Cunningham,
Heller, and Horn sat at the picnic table drinking alcohol and socializing for several hours,
joined eventually by another... More...
   $0 (03-26-2018 - )

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