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State of Ohio v. NAKYIA DELSHAWN PARKER

On October 12, 2013, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Warren City Police Department received a call concerning multiple gunshots in the vicinity of Southern Boulevard on the city’s northwest side. Multiple police officers were dispatched, including Sergeant Greg Coleman of the Emergency Services Division and Patrolman Trevor Sumption. {¶3} As the officers arrived at a Southern Boulevard addre... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. City of Minneakpolis District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Minneapolis, MN - Justice Department Reaches Agreement with the City of Minneapolis to Resolve Disability and Genetic Information Discrimination Complaint

The Justice Department today announced that it reached an agreement with the City of Minneapolis to resolve its lawsuit alleging discrimination on the basis of disability and genetic information. The Justice Department’s complaint alleg... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- JONATHAN WASHINGTON

This case began on October 21, 2016 when appellant accosted Dominique Granger and forced him into a red Grand Am. Mr. Granger reported that appellant robbed and kidnapped him from his residence on October 21, 2016. He testified that he was exiting his home when appellant struck him in the head with a gun and forced him into the driver's seat of a red Pontiac Grand Am, a vehicle owned by Mr. G... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Jan C. Torres-Pagan v. Commissioners, Social Security Administration (Nancy A. Berryhill) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this Social Security
benefits opinion, Jan Torres-Pagán ("Torres-Pagán") appeals from
the District Court's order upholding an administrative law judge's
("ALJ") conclusion that, although he had previously been eligible
for Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") benefits as a child, he
was ineligible for the same as an adult. Because we believe the
record before the ALJ was... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - MA)

Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - CA)

HOWARD JOHNSON III v. U.S. FOOD SERVICE, and AMERICAN ZURICH INSURANCE CO

On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

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qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
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Susan R. Spicher v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Susan Spicher suffers from a series
of chronic health problems, including osteoarthritis, degenerative
disc disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, fibromyalgia,
and morbid obesity. In 2010, Spicher applied for
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Supple2
No. 17‐3399
mental Security Income dating back to 2003. An ALJ concluded
that Spicher had... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - IN)

Gary Leamon Taylor a/k/a Gary L. Taylor v. The State of Texas

In July 2016, Appellant was charged with removing a theft-detection device from a chainsaw and stealing it from Wal-Mart. See id. § 31.03(f)(5)(B). The charge was enhanced to a second-degree felony because of a prior felony conviction. See id. § 12.42(a) (West Supp. 2017). On Monday, December 11, 2017, Appellant pleaded guilty and requested that a jury assess his punishment. On the same day, a... More...   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

State of Tennessee v. Roger Reed

A Shelby County Criminal Court jury convicted the defendant of the November 1, 2014 first degree murder and especially aggravated robbery of the victim, Don Smith.
The evidence adduced at the defendant’s trial established that the victim’s partially-clothed body was discovered in a wooded area in Memphis by a man walking his dog. An autopsy established that the victim suffered a single gunsho... More...
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State of Tennessee v. James T. Hutchins

On October 7, 2015, the Defendant pleaded guilty to criminal exposure of another to HIV and received a four-year sentence to be served on probation. On February 24, 2016, a probation violation report was filed,which allegedthat the Defendant had moved to another county without permission, had not reported to his probation officer since October 21, 2015, had failed to pay supervision fees or provi... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - TN)

State of Ohio v. Donald M. Nelson

Donald M. Nelson is appealing from his conviction on a charge of having a weapon under disability in violation of R.C. 2923.13 with an accompanying firearm specification. A jury had acquitted him of charges of murder, felonious assault, and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation. The charge of having a weapon under disability had been submitted to the trial court judge as the t... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRANDON C. GREENE

Mr. Greene is the cousin of C.G., the victim in this matter. One Sunday morning,
C.G. drove to the house of Mr. Greene’s mother (i.e., C.G.’s aunt) to speak with her about a
familial matter. The two had engaged in a heated exchange several days earlier when C.G. had
accused his other aunt, R.G., of pilfering items from his deceased father’s house. On his Sunday
morning visi... More...
   $0 (08-05-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. RICARDO YOUNG

On July 31, 2016, at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers from the Third District of
the Cleveland Police Department were dispatched to the parking lot of Rally’s Drive-in
Restaurant (“Rally’s”) located at the three-way intersection of East 55th Street, Woodland
Avenue, and Kinsman Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. A male with a silver Chrysler was
reportedly standing in the Rally’s pa... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CARDELL D. HOUSTON

In 2016 Houston was charged in CR-16-611762 with aggravated murder, two counts
of murder, two counts of felonious assault and one count of having weapons while under
disability. The case proceeded to a bench trial where the following facts were adduced.
{¶3} On November 20, 2015, William Barnes, Jr. was shot and killed in his car on West
104 Street near Western Avenue in Cle... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. HOWARD LESTER

In February 2017, Lester was charged in a 20-count indictment, along with the
following three codefendants: his sister, Sonya Cammon (“Cammon”), Robert Shepard
(“Shepard”), and Vernell Jordan (“Jordan”).1 Lester was charged in 11 of those counts. The
charges against him included four counts of felonious assault (Counts 1-4), two counts of having
a weapon while under a disab... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- CLARENCE NORRIS

On April 26, 2014, appellant, along with several other individuals, invaded
a home. They entered with a firearm and a taser gun, and one of them stole a gun from
a kitchen drawer inside the house. After kicking in the door, they searched the home and
threatened the owner and her two young children. They tased the homeowner and
demanded money.
{¶ 3} Appellant was later indi... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. RICKY C. BRAMMER

Defendant-appellant Ricky C. Brammer appeals his conviction and sentence
for two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1), both
felonies of the third degree, and one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, in violation
of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1), a felony of the first degree. Brammer filed a timely notice of
appeal with this Court on October 2... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

Dylan Andrew Quick v. The State of Texas

Appellant was a student at Lone Star College. On the date of the offenses, appellant’s mother dropped him off at the campus before his scheduled class. Appellant brought with him an Exacto knife1 and other sharp implements. Instead of attending his scheduled class, appellant walked around campus. According to appellant’s counsel, appellant walked to try to quell his compulsive thoughts about h... More...   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Stacy Marie Parsons v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with capital murder and three counts of attempted capital murder. Before trial, three experts evaluated Appellant and opined that she is intellectually disabled.1 The State eventually waived the death penalty and abandoned the attempted capital murder charges. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to capital murder and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. At tri... More...   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Christopher Mielo and Sarah Heinzl v. Steak 'N Shake Operations, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In this class action lawsuit, two disability rights advocates have sued Steak ’n Shake under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Alleging they have personally experienced difficulty ambulating in their wheelchairs through two sloped parking facilities, these Plaintiffs seek to sue on behalf of all physically disabled individuals who may have experienced similar difficulties at Steak ’n Sh... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

Paul T. Zurita v. The State of Texas

Josie was born in 1997, three years after her parents, Lilly and Ron, were
married.2 Zurita is Ron’s brother and Josie’s uncle.
When Josie started public school, she was diagnosed with mild intellectual
disability and ADHD. She was placed in special education classes through age 13.
After that, she was homeschooled.
Josie was 18 years old at time of trial. She does ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ELIJAH IVERSON

The present prosecution had its origin in a 911 call made by Iverson from
13 his apartment in the Town of Tonawanda, New York. In the course of ensuing
14 interviews by officers of the Tonawanda Police Department ("TPD"), narcotics and
15 drug distribution paraphernalia were discovered in Iverson's apartment; pursuant to
1 a subsequent search warrant, a firearm, ammunition, and o... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - MARQUIS D. HUNTER

Appellant was indicted in April 2017 on one count of murder with two firearm
specifications (using a firearm and discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle) and a repeat
violent offender specification, and one count of having weapons while under disability. The
charges stemmed from allegations that on March 23, 2017, while sitting in a motor vehicle,
appellant killed Jaylen Ki... More...
   $0 (08-01-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. FRED TAYLOR, JR.

On Memorial Day 2016, Mr. Taylor was at a cookout at an apartment complex on
Nadia Court in Akron, commonly referred to as the Rosemary Apartments. There were multiple
cookouts occurring at the apartment complex that day. The cookout that Mr. Taylor attended
included the victim, Javon Knaff, and two witnesses who testified at trial, D.H.-B. and T.O.
{¶3} At some point during t... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - OH)

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