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STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER M. HARRIS

In February 2015 Gregory Swiger and Catherine Richard were walking to a liquor store when they came upon Christopher Harris. Swiger and Harris got into an argument, and Swiger stated that he was going to "whip [Harris'] butt." Swiger did not follow through on the threat, however, because he did not want to get in any trouble. Swiger testified that as he started to walk away, Harris pulled out a kn... More...   $0 (01-19-2018 - KS)

Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project v. Georg Gascon, etl. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Plaintiff-appellant Erotic Service Provider Legal,
Education & Research Project; K.L.E.S.; C.V.; J.B.; and
John Doe (collectively, “ESP”) appeal the district court’s
dismissal of their 42 U.S.C. §1983 action. ESP claims that
Section 647(b) of the California Penal Code, which
criminalizes the commercial exchange of sexual activity,
violates: (1) the Fourteenth Amendment subs... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - CA)

Ndioba Niang v. Emily Carroll Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri statutes require African-style hair braiders to be licensed as barbers
or cosmetologists. Ndioba “Joba” Niang and Tameka Stigers challenge this
requirement under the Fourteenth Amendment. The district court1 granted summary
judgment for the State. Having jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, this court
affirms.
African-style hair braiders are required to have a license ... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MO)

STATE OF KANSAS v. HERMAN R. LANDERS

On May 7, 2012, Landers was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and criminal possession of a firearm. Prior to trial, on January 25, 2013, Landers signed a written plea agreement providing that he would plead no contest to an amended count of robbery, aggravated burglary, and criminal possession of a firearm. The parties agreed to recommend concurrent sentencing and Landers stipu... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. James Willie Waller, Jr. Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Danville, Virginia

Danville, VA - Danville Man Sentenced to 61 Months in Prison for Student Loan Fraud

James Waller Jr. Obtained Identities, Applied for Student Loans without Authorization

A Danville man, who obtained the identities of individuals in the Danville and Martinsville regions in order to apply for fraudulent student loans in their names to steal money from lenders, was sentenced yester... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. William Carl Welsh Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

In January 2011, William Carl Welsh pleaded guilty in an Oregon federal district court to failing to comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”) and was sentenced to 673 days in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons. Welsh admitted that he had not updated his sex offender registration in Oregon when he left the state to move to Belize. While in the custody of the Bureau... More...   $0 (01-15-2018 - NC)

Golden Eagle Land Investment, L.P. v. Rancho Sante Fe Association

This is an appeal and cross-appeal from an anti-SLAPP ruling which granted the
defense motion to strike in part and denied it in part. (Code Civ. Proc.,1 § 425.16.)
Plaintiff and appellant Golden Eagle Land Investment, L.P. (Golden Eagle) and its
coplaintiff and appellant Mabee Trust (the Trust; sometimes together, Appellants)2 own
real property in the vicinity of Rancho Santa Fe. ... More...
   $0 (01-14-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MITCHELL SHIVERS

In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-602796-A, appellant was charged with two
counts of rape, each with a sexually violent predator specification, and one count of
kidnapping with a sexual motivation specification and a sexually violent predator
specification. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss for preindictment delay. Thereafter,
he entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 as amended to s... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

Joshua Givens v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On January 24, 2017, the State charged Givens with Level 6 felony unlawful
possession of a syringe. An initial hearing took place that same day, during
which Givens told the trial court that he could read, write, and understand
English; that he completed school through the eleventh grade; that he was not
under the influence of drugs or alcohol; that he understood the charge ag... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - IN)

Luis Armando Carreon v. The State of Texas

On April 17, 2006, pursuant to a guilty plea, the trial court convicted Carreon on two counts of burglary of a habitation, both second degree felonies. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 30.02(c)(2) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). On the only count that is the subject of this appeal, the trial court sentenced Carreon to ten years’ confinement, suspended the sentence, and placed Carreon on communi... More...   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

Mark Matthew de Rouville v. The State of Texas Mark DeRouville is charged with criminal trespass.

On December 28, 2015, Appellant and James MacPherson went into Alto Parts Plus, an auto parts store, to buy a sawmill battery and to test a car battery. While in the store, they conversed with the salesperson, Cheyenne Deal. The store’s owner, Cynthia Hicks, observed Cheyenne looking uncomfortable and formulated a reason for Cheyenne to leave the conversation. Hicks asked the men if she could a... More...   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

Ashton Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District No 1 Board of Education Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Transgender Student Settles Claim Against High School for $800,000

Ashton Whitaker sued the Kenosha Unified School District No 1 Board of Education on a sex discrimination theory after it refused to allow him to use the boys bathrooms. Ashton began openly identifying as a boy during his freshman year at school. He was told by teachers and administrators that he could not ... More...
   $0 (01-11-2018 - WI)

ABM Industries Overtime Cases

Respondent ABM Industries, Inc. (collectively with related respondents, ABM) is
a large facility services company with employees throughout the United States, including
thousands of janitorial workers at hundreds of job sites in California. Appellants
(referred to herein as plaintiffs) are present or former ABM janitorial employees. On
behalf of themselves and similarly situated Ca... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - CA)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. CHRISTOPHER DAVID BARKER COURT OF APPEALS OF NORTH CAROLINA

Defendant was convicted of driving while impaired in Brunswick County
District Court (“the district court”) on 10 December 2015. Upon appeal, Defendant’s
case was then tried before a jury in Brunswick County Superior Court (“the superior
court”) on 22 August 2016. The State’s sole witness at trial was Trooper David Inman
of the North Carolina Highway Patrol (“Trooper Inman”).... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NC)

COMMONWEALTH vs. LAWRENCE KNOWLES Massachusetts Appeals Court

At 2:45 A.M. on
January 12, 2014, Boston police Officers Mario Santillana and
Jose Acosta were dispatched to the parking lot behind a building
on Centre Street in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. The
defendant was seated in the driver's seat of a parked red truck,
alone, crouched down with his hands folded under his arms,
staring straight ahead. Santillana knoc... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - MA)

Commodores Entertainment Corporation v. Thomas McClary and Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this common-law trademark case, Thomas McClary appeals from an order granting judgment as a matter of law to Commodores Entertainment Corporation (CEC) and converting a preliminary injunction into a permanent one against McClary and his corporation, Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC. The dispute concerned ownership of the mark “The Commodores,” the name of a famous Grammy Award–winning rhythm and... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - FL)

State of Missouri vs. Melinda Tillitt Missouri Court of Appeals Western District

Ms. Tillitt was initially charged in May 2015 with four counts of first-degree
statutory sodomy for deviate sexual intercourse involving one of her daughters, K.B.T.
The information was later amended to add one count of first-degree statutory sodomy
for deviate sexual intercourse and one count of first-degree child molestation for sexual
contact involving another daughter, K.D... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - MO)

Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Lawrence G. Wasden District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Investigative journalism has long been a fixture in the American press, particularly with regard to food safety.1 In the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair highlighted conditions in the meat-packing industry in The Jungle, a novel based on his time working incognito in a packing plant.2 This case also originates in the agricultural sector—a secretly-filmed exposé of the operation of an Idaho dairy farm. ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - ID)

Lamarr Rondell Coleman v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On the evening of August 2, 2016, Coleman and his friend, Paul Shipp, robbed
an Indianapolis liquor store. While Shipp beat the store clerk with his fists and
a wooden board, Coleman put money from the cash register and two bottles of
whiskey into a bag. Police arrived on the scene while the robbery was still in
progress, and Coleman and Shipp were both taken into custody. More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - IN)

Yasas Rodrigo v. Carle Foundation Hospital, d/b/a Carle Foundation Houston & Family Medical Residenced Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Urbana, Illinois

Yasas Rodrigo sued his employer,
Carle Foundation Hospital (“Carle”), for violations of the
Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq.
(“Act”). The district court granted summary judgment in favor
of Carle on Rodrigo’s claims for disability discrimination,
failure to provide a reasonable accommodation, and retaliation.
Rodrigo appeals and we affirm.
I.More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - IL)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. ERIC J. HENDRICKSEN

The evidence showed that on the night of 28 July 2014, a masked man armed
with a gun, later identified as defendant, entered the I-40 Supergas gas station and
convenience store in Johnston County, North Carolina. Defendant demanded money
from the clerk behind the counter, Sunny Kapoor. When Mr. Kapoor informed
defendant that the cash register was locked and had to be opened u... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - FL)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MICHAEL PERDUE

We will summarize the facts only to the extent necessary to address the single issue Perdue has raised on appeal. On September 16, 2016, pursuant to a plea agreement, Perdue pled no contest to charges in four different cases including: (1) possession of methamphetamine in 16CR113, a severity level 5 drug felony; (2) forgery in 16CR114, a severity level 8 nonperson felony; (3) theft in 16CR197, a ... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - KS)

Juan Mendez v. The State of Texas Texas Twelfth District Court of Appeals

Appellant is a forty-four year old inmate, who is incarcerated at the Allen B. Polunsky Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). He has been incarcerated in TDCJ since he was thirty years old. He previously was incarcerated in TDCJ at age twenty-two. On July 17, 2015, guards discovered a cellular telephone and a cellular telephone charger in Appellant’s cell. Twelve days later... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

Rolando Santamaria v. The State of Texas Brown County masseur sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting clients

Appellant, a citizen of Mexico, is a massage therapist who has lived in the United States since 1988.4 During 2014 and 2015, Appellant offered massage services out of a nail salon in Early and provided massages to Debra Diane Johnson, Sonya Silva, and Lindsay Womack. Johnson, Silva, and Womack each alleged that Appellant inappropriately touched their sexual organs during their massages. Silva r... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

Jefferson Mitchell Dean v. State of Indiana Jefferson Mitchell Dean - Registered Violent or Sex Offender

In August 2015, eight-year-old A.C. told her babysitter that Dean, her
stepfather, had inappropriately touched her vaginal area. The babysitter told
A.C.’s father about the allegations, and he called the police. A.C.’s father also
took her to the hospital for an examination and to the CASIE Center in South
Bend for a forensic interview.
[5] Thereafter, on August 20, 2015... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - IN)

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