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Heron Bay Homeowners Association v. City of San Leandro, Halus Power Systems, Real Party in Interest

Real parties in interest Halus Power Systems and Louis A. Rigaud individually
and dba Halus Power Systems (collectively, Halus Power), appeal from the trial court’s
post-judgment order granting in part plaintiff Heron Bay Homeowners Association’s
(Heron Bay HOA’s) motion for attorneys’ fees pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure1
section 1021.5. Defendant City of San Leandro (San Lean... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - CA)

State of Ohio v. Devonte Brown Toledo teen charged with murder of ex-girlfriend and her brother takes plea deal

On August 10, 2015, appellant invaded the victim’s home, stabbed her 17
times, killed her son, raped, kidnapped and killed her daughter, and stole her vehicle.
When later confronted by police in the stolen vehicle, he fled and crashed.
{¶ 4} Appellant was the age of 16 at the time he committed these acts, and he was
the estranged boyfriend of the daughter. There was a no-con... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BRETT CALVIN HENSLEY

Hensley pled guilty to third-degree burglary and was sentenced on March
25, 2014, to a suspended five-year prison term. Hensley was placed on probation
for two years, and the court ordered, as a part of that probation, Hensley complete
treatment at the Bridges of Iowa program. The sentencing order required Hensley
to remain in the Polk County Jail until space became available... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - IA)

Scott Paul Madlock v. The State of Texas Comal County man gets 5 life terms in child sex case

Appellant was being held in a Bexar County Jail on a probation violation when his
three children were taken into custody by the Department of Family and Protective
Services (DFPS). The children had been living with appellant’s wife, but they were taken
by DFPS due to unsanitary home conditions. While they were living in a shelter, two of
the children acted out in a sexual man... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - )

STATE OF TENNESSEEv. JAMES A. KILGORE Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On December 7, 2015, the Defendant and twelve co-defendants were indicted for conspiracy to manufacture more than 300 grams of methamphetamine, initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine, and five counts of aggravated child abuse or neglect by exposing a child to the initiation of a process to manufacture methamphetamine. On September 2, 2016, the Defendant pled guilty to attempted co... More...   $0 (01-10-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Everett B. Robinson Tenth Circuit Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

In 2007, Everett Bernard Robinson was sentenced to 180 months’
imprisonment under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), for
being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§ 922(g)(1). He unsuccessfully pursued a direct appeal and relief under 28 U.S.C.
§ 2255. After the Supreme Court decided Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct.... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Deandre Cook Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Final Defendants in Gang-Affiliated Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to Decades in Prison; Sentencings Bring an End to the Successful Conviction of all 25 Charged Defendants

Deandre Cook today became the last of 25 gang members and associates to be sentenced as part of a prolific gun and drug trafficking operation that sold large quantities of methamphetamine and her... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - CA)

City of Modesto v. The Dow Chemical Company

In late 1998, the City of Modesto (the City), the City of Modesto Sewer District
No. 1 (the Sewer District) and the Modesto Redevelopment Agency (the RDA) sued
various retail dry cleaning businesses (dry cleaners) operating in Modesto together with
the manufacturers of dry cleaning equipment used at those dry cleaners, and the
manufacturers and distributors of dry cleaning solvent.... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Jerica Elizabeth Taylor COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

This case relates to the December14, 2014 robbery of William Majano. At the trial, the victim, a native of El Salvador, testified with the aid of a certified court interpreter that he had lived in Davidson County for eleven or twelve years. The victim said that he had known the Defendantas Jessica and for about three months at the time of the robbery. He said that they met in September 2014, wh... More...   $0 (01-08-2018 - TN)

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)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - KYLE W. M. STARKEY

On September 2, 2015, the Ashtabula County Grand Jury issued an
Indictment, charging Starkey with Murder (Count One), an unclassified felony, in
violation of R.C. 2903.02(A); Murder (Count Two), an unclassified felony, in violation of
R.C. 2903.02(B); Felonious Assault (Count Three), a felony of the second degree, in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1); Tampering with Evidence (Cou... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - OH)

J. Brent Arave v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant, J. Brent Arave, brought several claims under the California
Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.) against his
former employers, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. (Merrill Lynch), Bank of
America (BoA), his supervisor Joseph Holsinger, and a human resources supervisor,
Katherine Anderson (collectively, defendants). He ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - CA)

Wandering Dago Inc. v. New York State Office of General Services et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

New York, NY Plaintiff‐appellant Wandering Dago, Inc., (“WD”) operates a food truck and
32 brands itself and the food it sells with language generally viewed as ethnic slurs.
33 Defendants‐appellees are officials within the New York State Office of General Services
* Judge Carol Bagley Amon, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
New York, sitti... More...
   $0 (01-03-2018 - NY)

STEVEN DEAN MCLAREN v. THE STATE OF WYOMING McLaren Sentenced For Five Felony Counts

Mr. McLaren owned 57 cats. He and his girlfriend, Jennifer Evans, referred to the cats as their “kids” or “the kid.” On March 10, 2014, one of Mr. McLaren’s exotic Savannah kittens, Cameo, was sick, so he and Ms. Evans took it to a veterinary clinic for treatment. Mr. McLaren testified that he had injected “somewhere between a quarter and a third of a gram” of methamphetamine right before he no... More...   $0 (12-30-2017 - WY)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. BERTON C. TOAVS Toavs pleads guilty to "heat of passion" deaths

On April 26, 2016, Toavs shot and killed his girlfriend Eliza Edgins and his friend Nathan Gann at Toavs’s home in Faith, South Dakota. Toavs and Edgins were in an off-and-on romantic relationship for some time, and Gann had been staying at Toavs’s home for approximately six weeks prior to the incident. During the time Gann had been staying with Toavs, a romantic relationship developed between E... More...   $0 (12-30-2017 - SD)

Leonal Anthony Garcia-Garcia v. Costco Wholesale Croporation United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for the First Circuit

After approximately eleven
years of working his way up the Costco1 employment ladder,
appellant Leonal Anthony Garcia-Garcia2 (Garcia) was fired
following an investigation which revealed an inventory discrepancy
in the Meat Department that he managed. Garcia sued Costco in
federal court invoking diversity jurisdiction and alleging an
array of Puerto-Rico-based claims stemmi... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - PR)

In the Interest of E. C. A. and A. A. G., children v. Department of Family and Protective Services

In this accelerated appeal, appellant, J.I.A. (“Mother”), challenges the trial court’s decree terminating her parental rights to her minor children, E.C.A. and A.A.G. In six issues, Mother argues that the evidence was legally and factually insufficient to support (1) the termination of her rights under Texas Family Code section 161.001(b)(1)(D); (2) the termination of her rights under Texas Family... More...   $0 (12-28-2017 - TX)

Albert Ayala v. The State of Texas Man found guilty of raping woman at Dallas bus stop

Complainant E.P. was sexually assaulted while waiting at a bus stop. The police took her
to Parkland Hospital for a sexual assault examination, and forensic testing on vaginal swabs from
her sexual assault kit tested positive for semen. A forensic biologist at Southwestern Institute of
Forensic Sciences (SWIFS) determined that the swab contained a mixture of DNA from two
indivi... More...
   $0 (12-27-2017 - TX)

STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JEFFERY HAYDIN Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On January 20, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with the second degree battery of Katie Haydin, in
violation of La. R.S. 14:34.1. Defendant pled not guilty at his arraignment on
January 21, 2015. The matter proceeded to trial before a six-person jury on
June 21, 2016. The following day, the jury returned a verdict of... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

Los Angeles Conservancy v. City of West Hollywood, Charles Company, Real Parties in Interest

Los Angeles Conservancy (Conservancy) petitioned
the superior court for a writ of mandate to compel the City of
West Hollywood (the City) to set aside the City’s approval of a real
estate development project known as “the Melrose Triangle” project.
The Conservancy argues that the environmental impact report
(EIR) was flawed in its analysis of alternatives to the project, theMore...
   $0 (12-22-2017 - CA)

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)

In the Interest of J. S. B. v. Department of Family and Protective Services

In this accelerated appeal,2 appellant, L.S.B., challenges the trial court’s orders, entered after a bench trial, terminating her parental rights to her minor children, D.M.W., J.S.B., and E.L.B. (collectively, “the children”).3 In five issues, L.S.B. contends that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the trial court’s findings that she engaged, or knowingly placed the chi... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - TX)

In the Interest of H.C.C, a Child

In nineteen issues, appellant, R.C.C., Jr. (Father), is appealing a final judgment naming him and appellee, W.J.M.C. (Mother), as their child’s joint managing conservators and granting Mother the exclusive right to determine the child’s primary residence. We modify Father’s child support obligation and affirm the trial court’s order as modified.
2
Background
Mother and Father were divo... More...
   $0 (12-21-2017 - TX)

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)

Joanie Latin v. Bellio Trucking, Inc. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Defendant-Appellant Bellio Trucking, Inc., appeals from the district court’s
order granting Plaintiff-Appellee Joanie Latin’s attorney’s fees of $175,003.42.
Order, Latin v. Bellio Trucking, Inc., No. 1:13-cv-01837-WYD-KMT, 2016 WL
9725289 (D. Colo. Nov. 23, 2016). Our jurisdiction arises under 28 U.S.C. § 1291,
and we affirm.
2
Background
This case stems from a Title V... More...
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