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VIRGINIA ANN HYATT V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Virginia and her husband, James Hyatt (“James”), met Patricia and her husband, Ray
Wheelington,2 at the Guys & Dolls Club (the “Club”) in Texarkana, where Patricia and
Ray taught square dancing. Virginia and James attended dances and lessons at the Club. In
2009, James and Patricia began having an affair.
James, along with several members of the Club—Eddy “Reese” Baker, Harvey... More...
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Cheryl Currid v. Coit Cleaning & Restoration Services First District Court of Appeals of Texas - Houston, Texas

This is an appeal from a reformed decree of divorce and property division rendered after a bench trial. In his first, second, and third issues, appellant, Troy Lee Christensen, argues that the trial court abused its discretion by dividing the marital property between appellee, Christina Christensen, and himself because the division
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was not a fair and equitable apportionment of the commun... More...
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PERCY ALLAN AHRENDT v. DIANE MUREE CHAMBERLAIN

Percy Ahrendt and Diane Chamberlain were married in 1999. Diane and her son from a prior marriage moved into Percy’s residence. During their first eight years, Diane worked various part-time jobs and made about $7,885 a year in reported income. At that time, she was studying to obtain her securities licenses, and she paid approximately $250-$350 of the monthly marital expenses. Percy made abou... More...   $0 (04-12-2018 - SD)

Shawn D. Clift and Justin Weaver v. David J. Panther and United Parcel Service, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Oklahoma City, OK - Shawn D. Clift and Justin Weaver sued David J. Panther and United Parcel Service, Inc. on auto negligence theories.

03/09/2018 103 ORDER granted in part 99 Motion for Protective Order. Dr. Adams is hereby ordered to produce, as requested in the subpoena, any materials generated by or in response to the re-examination of Mr. Clift by Dr. Adams. Signed by Honorable Davi... More...
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Jay Dee Burns v. The State of Texas

The grand jury returned nine indictments against Appellant. Indictments A and B were for the offense of improper relationship between an educator and student.1 Indictments C, D, and E were for the offense of sexual assault of a child.2 Indictment F was for the offense of indecency with a child.3 Indictment G was for the offense of stalking.4 Indictments H and I were for the offense of improper... More...   $0 (04-08-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DANA L. CHANDLER Case Video

Mike Sisco and Karen Harkness were found dead in Karen's Topeka home about 2 p.m. on July 7, 2002. Both were shot at least five times. They were in bed as the shooting began.

There was no evidence anything was missing. When the bodies were discovered, Karen was wearing jewelry, including a diamond bracelet, a Rolex watch, and a gold ring. Mike's wallet was in his shorts. It contained tw... More...
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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)

Metlife Life and Annuity Company v. Connecticut v. Uzo Akpele, J.E.A., et al. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Plaintiff MetLife Life and Annuity Co. of Connecticut (“MetLife”) initiated this interpleader action under Rule 22 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and sought to pay into the registry of the district court the proceeds of an insurance policy on the life of Dr. Ignatius Akpele, deceased. The defendants named by MetLife were Uzo Akpele (the widow of Dr. Akpele), J.E.A. (a minor child of Dr. A... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - GA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BROOKE DANIELLE DINKEL Sex Offender

Dinkel was hired as a counselor at Smoky Valley Middle School in Lindsborg, Kansas, for the 2012-13 school year. K.H. was an eighth grader there. His aunt was a friend of Dinkel's family and asked Dinkel to check on K.H. periodically because he had had difficulties at his previous school. K.H. was large for his age—6'2" and about 170 pounds.

Dinkel began counseling K.H. and frequently... More...
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Pharrell Williams v. Frankie Christian Gaye Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

After a seven-day trial and two days of deliberation, a jury found that Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and Clifford Harris, Jr.’s song “Blurred Lines,” the world’s best-selling single in 2013, infringed Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye, and Marvin Gaye III’s copyright in Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit song “Got To Give It Up.” Three consolidated appeals followed.

Appellants and Cross-A... More...
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Tommy George Dooley v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed his wife, LaVera, on February 12, 2015. He shot
her six times while she was sitting in her SUV in their driveway and on the phone
with 911. LaVera died while she was still on the phone with 911.
In an interview that evening with Investigator Robert Young, Appellant
explained the tumultuous relationship he and LaVera shared. They had been
marrie... More...
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Christopher Collings v. State of Missouri

Nine-year-old Rowan Ford lived with her mother and stepfather, David Spears.
For several months in early 2007, Christopher Collings lived with the Spears family but
had since moved out.
On November 2, 2007, Spears, Collings, and their friend Nathan Mahurin were
drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana together at Spears’s house. Later in the evening,
the three men went t... More...
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Michelle Tatis v. Allied Interstate, LLC District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

This appeal arises under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA or Act). The question presented is whether a collection letter sent to collect a time-barred debt that makes a “settlement offer” to accept payment “in settlement of” the debt could violate the Act’s general prohibition against “any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any... More...   $0 (02-23-2018 - NJ)

United States of America v. Leaford George Cameron Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Jury Convicts Attorney-Imposter Who Operated Fraudulent Nationwide Law Practice

A federal jury on February 13, 2018 returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Leaford George Cameron, 65, of Burlington, New Jersey, in connection with his operation of a fraudulent nationwide law practice. Cameron was convicted of one count of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, and ... More...
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Fabio DeMargio Brown v. The State of Oklahoma Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

¶1 Appellant, Fabion Demargio Brown1, was charged conjointly with Brodric Lontae Glover and Emily Ann Matheson with two counts of first degree murder in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 701.7, and one count of conspiracy to commit murder in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 421, in the District Court of Oklahoma County, Case No. CF-2012-938.2 The State filed a Bill of Particulars alleging two aggravating cir... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - OK)

Adaline Rose Werthwein v. Craig Edward Workman Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This is a dispute over the name change of a minor. The minor’s mother, Adaline Werthwein, contends that the trial court abused its discretion by granting the request of the father, Craig Workman, to change the last name of their two-year-old son (pseudonymously referred to as “Michael”) from Werthwein to
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Workman without legally or factually sufficient evidence that the name change was in... More...
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John M. Mahoney v. Connie A. Mahoney Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

¶1 Respondent/Appellant Connie A. Mahoney (Wife) appeals from the trial court's order denying her motion to vacate a consent decree of dissolution. Wife sought to vacate the decree because it was signed by Petitioner John Mahoney's (Husband) sister, acting as his attorney in fact under a durable power of attorney, under allegedly fraudulent means. Husband died between the date of the consent decre... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Leaford George Cameron Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Philadelphia, PA - Jury Convicts Attorney-Imposter Who Operated Fraudulent Nationwide Law Practice

A federal jury on February 14, 2018 returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Leaford George Cameron, 65, of Burlington, New Jersey, in connection with his operation of a fraudulent nationwide law practice. Cameron was convicted of one count of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, and ... More...
   $0 (02-14-2018 - PA)

Michelle Tatis v. Allied Interstate, LLC District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

This appeal arises under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA or Act). The question presented is whether a collection letter sent to collect a time-barred debt that makes a “settlement offer” to accept payment “in settlement of” the debt could violate the Act’s general prohibition against “any false, deceptive, or misleading representation or means in connection with the collection of any... More...   $0 (02-13-2018 - ht)

Carol Diane Cooper and John Scott Cooper v. Alyssa Jane D'Amore, f/k/a Alyssa J. Cooper District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In 2003, Peter M. Cooper, Jr.
("decedent") established an Individual Retirement Account ("IRA")
with Mesirow Financial ("Mesirow IRA"), and designated his then
wife, Alyssa Jane D'Amore ("D'Amore"), as beneficiary. In 2006,
the couple divorced, but decedent never revoked the beneficiary
designation. In 2011, decedent transferred the majority of his
Mesirow IRA assets to a T... More...
   $0 (02-11-2018 - MA)

Janelle Perez v. City of Roseville, et al. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

We are confronted in this case with the ongoing and difficult constitutional question of how much control the government can force individuals to cede over their private lives in exchange for the privilege of serving the public by means of government employment. To be sure, private citizens often must sacrifice some individual freedom as a condition of their employment by the State, but “a citizen... More...   $0 (02-09-2018 - CA)

State of Missouri v. Jeffrey L. Bruner Jasper County Courthouse - Carthage, Missouri

Defendant Jeffrey L. Bruner appeals his convictions on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, alleging the circuit court erred by refusing to submit a self-defense instruction. This Court recently reaffirmed in State v. Smith, 456 S.W.3d 849, 852 (Mo. banc 2015), that if substantial evidence is presented of the elements of self-defense, then the issue is injected and self-defens... More...   $0 (02-08-2018 - MO)

Amy Thomas v. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Securty Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Amy Thomas was thirty-four years old, the mother of a four-year-old son, and
in the process of divorcing her second husband. A high-school graduate, she lived on
her own, cared for herself and her indoor dog and cat, tended her home, managed her
finances, and led a more-or-less independent life. She had custody of her son every
other week and would care and provide for him as well,... More...
   $0 (02-05-2018 - AR)

W.S. v. S.T.

In 2014, appellant W.S. filed a petition to establish a parental relationship with his
daughter (daughter). W.S. alleged he was daughter’s biological father. He claimed he
had a relationship with S.T., daughter’s mother, while she was married to her husband,
Martin T. W.S. requested joint legal and physical custody, equal time visitation, and
mediation to work out a parenting plan.... More...
   $0 (02-02-2018 - CA)

John Murphy v. Millard Farmer Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Jury Finds In Favor of Plaintiff In Racketeering Case

John Murphy, a former Columbus mortage banker and financial planner, sued Atlanta attorney Millard Farmer on a RICO theory claiming that the defendant operated a racketerring enterprise, attempted theft by extortion, attempted bribery, intimidation of a court office, influencing witnesses, interstate travel in aid of rac... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - GA)

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