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STATE OF IOWA vs. JUAN CARLOS NINO HERNANDEZ K-9 OK after after drunken man rams parked squad car, police say

Des Moines Police Sergeant Ronald Kouski had just stepped into QuikTrip
for a hot dog when he “heard a loud screeching noise and then a loud collision.”
Kouski worked as a canine officer and his German Shepard partner was waiting in
the 2009 Crown Victoria. The officer looked out the store’s front window and
discovered a red pickup had struck his patrol car, pushing it across... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - IA)

State of Nebraska v. Greg A. Glass

In 1999, Glass was convicted of second degree murder
and use of a firearm to commit a felony. The charges arose
from the July 1998 shooting death of Glass’ former employer,
Adolph Fentress, Sr. Fentress was shot in the head while working
at an automobile detailing shop, Downtown Auto Sales
(Downtown Auto), which he co-owned. The facts for which
we find support in the record... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - NE)

T.J. Simers v. Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC

In March 2013, plaintiff T.J. Simers was a well-known and
sometimes controversial sports columnist for Los Angeles Times
Communications, LLC (The Times or defendant). He had held
that position since 2000, receiving uniformly favorable and often
exceptional performance reviews from defendant. On March 16,
2013, plaintiff, then 62 years old, suffered a neurological event
with... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Donald Clifton Allen, Jr. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Defendant Donald Clifton Allen, Jr., a self-proclaimed reality TV
star, thought that his television show about his life was going to make him rich. Instead, Allen
was convicted by a jury for prostitution and child pornography offenses and sentenced to 300
months in prison. He now challenges the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found during
the search of an apartment where ... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - MI)

Jocelynn Kroll Dechert v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas

At a pretrial hearing, Dechert urged a motion to suppress evidence seized from her pickup
truck and her BMW. The only witness who testified at the hearing was the arresting officer,
Officer Hunter Westbrook, and the following summarizes his testimony.
Officer Westbrook testified he was completing paperwork at the jail at 2:00 a.m., when
another officer called him and asked hi... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - TX)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. CHARLES LEE MILLER

In April 2015, Miller approached James Meyers ("Meyers"), proposing that Meyers
trade his 1972 Chevrolet Nova valued at approximately $6,000 for a motorcycle in Miller's
possession. Meyers met Miller to inspect the motorcycle, which was a Suzuki Intruder that
had been converted into a chopper. The two men agreed on a trade. Miller took possession
of the Nova, and Meyers took... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - MO)

STATE OF MONTANA v. JUSTIN BOYD DODGE

On November 10, 2014, while driving under the influence of methamphetamine in
Kalispell, Montana, Boyd drove off the road and collided with a concrete block and traffic
signal control box. Subsequently, Boyd pleaded guilty to felony DUI. Probation Officer
Rae Baker (Baker) prepared a presentence-investigation report (PSI), in which she
recommended Dodge pay $14,438.44 in res... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - MT)

Amritpal Singh v. United States Ciitizenship and Immigration Services Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

10 Amritpal Singh appeals from Judge Furman’s dismissal of his complaint
11 for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. The complaint, relying on the
12 Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), 5 U.S.C. § 701 et seq., challenged the
13 denial by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) of
14 jurisdiction over Singh’s application for an adjustment of his immigratio... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - NY)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JEREMY MICHAEL SPAUR

On January 28, 2015, Kerry Free drove his 2002 Dodge Ram to work in Manhattan, parked it, and left to go to a construction site. When he returned that night, his truck was gone. The next day, Free saw his truck parked in the Quality Inn parking lot. His tools, stereo system, and two firearms were missing. Free estimated the value of his truck to be over $1,000. He estimated the combined value of t... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JEREMY MICHAEL SPAUR

On January 28, 2015, Kerry Free drove his 2002 Dodge Ram to work in Manhattan, parked it, and left to go to a construction site. When he returned that night, his truck was gone. The next day, Free saw his truck parked in the Quality Inn parking lot. His tools, stereo system, and two firearms were missing. Free estimated the value of his truck to be over $1,000. He estimated the combined value of t... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - KS)

United States of America v. Vincent Asaro Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Long-Time Bonanno Crime Family Member Sentenced to 96 Months’ Imprisonment For Arson

Vincent Asaro, Bonanno Soldier Who Committed Murder and Lufthansa Robbery, Sentenced For Ordering Innocent Motorist’s Car Torched Over Road Rage Incident

Long-time Bonanno crime family member Vincent Asaro was sentenced by United States District Judge Allyne R. Ross to 96 months’ i... More...
   $0 (12-29-2017 - NY)

STATE OF IOWA vs. RICKY KEASLING Jury returns guilty verdict in Keasling trial

Darrell Teeter was murdered on August 11, 2014, at the same location
where he lived and worked, the Main Street Bait Shop in downtown Eldon. The
bait shop was in the front of the building, and Teeter’s residence was in the back.
Teeter had been ill and undergoing dialysis a few days a week, and he had been
prescribed hydrocodone for chronic pain.
A few days prior to hi... More...
   $0 (12-24-2017 - IA)

STATE OF OHIO v. Eugene C. Hector

In January 2016, appellant was indicted on one count of aggravated robbery, pursuant to R.C. 2911.01, two counts of robbery, pursuant to R.C. 2911.02, and one count of tampering with evidence pursuant to R.C. 2921.12. The aggravated robbery and robbery counts each carried a three-year firearm specification.1 Appellant entered a plea of not guilty. The case proceeded to a jury trial, where plain... More...   $0 (12-23-2017 - OH)

Ketryn Cornell v. Berkeley Tennis Club

Plaintiff Ketryn Cornell is a severely obese woman who was fired from the
Berkeley Tennis Club after having worked there for over 15 years. She brought eight
claims against the Club: three under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
(FEHA; Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.), for disability discrimination and failure to
accommodate her disability (the discrimination/failure to acc... More...
   $0 (12-22-2017 - CA)

Westmoreland Coal Company v. Herskel D. Stallard, Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, United States Department of Labor Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals - Richmond, Virginia

Petitioner Westmoreland Coal Company challenges a final decision and order by the U.S. Department of Labor Benefits Review Board (the “Board”) granting federal disability benefits to Respondent Herskel Stallard, a retired coal miner, under the Black Lung Benefits Act (the “Black Lung Act”), 30 U.S.C. § 901 et seq. The Board affirmed a decision by the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) concluding tha... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - VA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES MICHAEL WELLS United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Wells’ convictions arise out of the deaths of Richard W. Belisle and James A. Hopkins, federal employees and Wells’ co-workers at the United States Coast Guard (“USCG”) antenna maintenance facility, located at the USCG Communication Station (“COMMSTA”) on Kodiak Island, Alaska. COMMSTA consists of two main buildings: a large operations center, known as T1; and the antenna maintenance facility, or ... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - AK)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LUKE D. PATTERSON Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

In 2014, Akron police officers stopped Patterson’s car. They found an open container of alcohol and a stolen pistol inside it. The state and federal governments filed charges. In state court, Patterson pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and driving with a suspended license. In federal court, he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession.
At his federal sentencing hearing, t... More...
   $0 (12-20-2017 - OH)

SECRETARY OF LABOR V. CRANESVILLE AGGREGATE COMPANIES, INC., DBA SCOTIA BAG PLANT

This appeal involves the interplay of two federal statutes: the OSH Act and the Mine Act, both administered under the authority of the Secretary of Labor. The Secretary of Labor is authorized to enforce the OSH Act, which is designed to ensure the safe working conditions for every worker in the nation. 29 U.S.C. § 651(b). When Congress enacted the OSH Act, however, certain federal agencies alre... More...   $0 (12-20-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. James Michael Wells District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Defendant-Appellant James Michael Wells (“Wells”) appeals from his jury trial convictions for two counts of First Degree Murder, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1111(a), (b); two counts of Murder of a Federal Employee, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1114, 1111; and two counts of Use of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence Resulting in Death, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924 (c), (j). Wells was se... More...   $0 (12-20-2017 - AK)

Ulysses White v. Conagra Packaged Foods, LLC

Patricia White (“Claimant”) appeals the decision of the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission (“Commission”) denying workers’ compensation for the death of her husband, Ulysses White (“White”). White suffered a fatal cardiovascular event while at work. Claimant contends the Commission erred by applying the wrong burden of proof to claims under sections 287.120 and 287.0201 of the workers’ comp... More...   $0 (12-19-2017 - MO)

In Re: Jimmy John's Overtime Litigation Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Plaintiffs‐appellants brought this
collective and class action lawsuit against Jimmy John’s1 on
behalf of all assistant store managers nationwide for violations
of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Although the
vast majority of plaintiffs work in stores owned by franchisees,
2 they claim that Jimmy John’s is their joint employer.
1 The Jimmy John’s corporate defe... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - IL)

United States of America v. Jamil Cross District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Laurel Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Federal Prison For Illegal Gun Possession Depicted On Social Media

United States District Judge George L. Russell III sentenced Jamil Cross, age 27, of Laurel, Maryland to 4 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm. Judge Russell imposed an additional consecutive term of 9 months ... More...
   $0 (12-13-2017 - MD)

John Barna v. Board of School Directors of the Panther Valley School District Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Plaintiff John Barna filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that the Panther Valley School Board (“School Board” or “Board”) and several of its officials violated his First Amendment rights by categorically banning him from
attending Board meetings after he was threatening and disruptive on several occasions. The Board and the individual officials moved for summary judgment. The Distr... More...
   $0 (12-13-2017 - PA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JOCELYN RENEE JOINER Aggravated Burglary

: Trey Dantzson burglarized a Topeka home, where he stole several items, including a flat-screen television and a 7-inch computer tablet. Over the next 10 days, Dantzson's girlfriend, Jocelyn Joiner, exchanged both items for cash at an area pawn shop. Each time, she signed transaction receipts certifying that she was either the legal owner or was acting as the agent for the legal owner of the item... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - KS)

Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. v. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Jury Awards Publisher $585,000 In Damages On Copyright Claim

Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. sued Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors on a copy right violation theory claiming that the Defendant wrongfully copied its energy newsletters. It claimed that Defendant shared five subscriptions of "Oil Daily" with others in the investment firm who did not have subscriptions. Thirty-nin... More...
   $585000 (12-08-2017 - TX)

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