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ERIC BENARD ROUNDS v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Eric Rounds appeals from the sentencing order entered by the Pulaski County Circuit Court after a conditional plea of guilty. He challenges the court’s denial of his motion to suppress. We reverse and remand.
On November 26, 2016, Rounds was stopped by Little Rock police officer, Sergeant Jeffrey Plunkett, and a firearm was found in Rounds’s possession. He had a prior felony convi... More...
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IIG Wireless, Inc. v. John Yi and Lauren Kim

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant IIG Wireless, Inc. (IIG) obtained a
judgment of $401,860 against defendant and cross-complainant John Yi. IIG also sued
Lauren Kim, Yi’s fiancée, who moved for and was granted a nonsuit during trial. Yi
obtained a judgment on his cross-complaint for $122,000, re... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - CA)

Ramiro Aguilar v. The State of Texas COURT OF APPEALS EIGHTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Ramiro filed a motion to suppress the evidence and the trial court conducted a pretrial
hearing. The trial court denied the motion to suppress and issued findings of facts and conclusions
of law.
Suppression Hearing
Dallas Police Officer Christopher Cooley testified that on January 26, 2013, at
approximately 3:00 a.m., he conducted a traffic stop on an unregistered ve... More...
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Roderick Dunan v. The State of Texas

As set out above, Dunan was charged with robbing Brodhead. During the trial,
Brodhead, Dunan, and Dr. John Fabian were called to the stand to testify. In addition, various audio
and video recordings were admitted into evidence and played for the district court.
After being called to the stand to discuss the events in question, Brodhead explained
that she saw Dunan in the parking ... More...
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Davin Scott McIntyre aka David Scott McIntyre v. The State of Texas

One evening in May 2016, McIntyre walked into a convenience store at a
Granbury gas station and attempted to buy beer. The store’s clerk, Heather
Longest, noticed that McIntyre smelled like alcohol, and because she believed
that he “shouldn’t be drinking anymore,” she refused to sell him the beer.
McIntyre asked her where he could cash a check, and “it took [her] three times ... More...
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George Matthew Sapp v. The State of Texas

Sapp lived with his common-law wife Priscilla2 and their three daughters:
Emily, who was seven years old; Brooke, who was six years old; and Allison,
who was five years old. While attending church, Sapp and Priscilla met a
nineteen-year-old woman named Dusti who told them that she was having some
problems at home, and they allowed her to move in with them.
Shortly afte... More...
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State of Nebraska v. James Cotton

On August 7, 2015, Cotton shot and killed Trevor Bare.
During the evening prior to the shooting, Bare saw Cotton in
the apartment immediately above his own. Because Cotton and
Bare had a negative history together, Bare confronted Cotton
and an argument ensued. After the initial altercation, Bare and
his girlfriend, McKayla Burnette, left the apartment house. A
couple of hou... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. DENNIS JUDSON MATTHEWS

At the time of the underlying conduct, Matthews and Rebecca Matthews1 lived in Richmond with their four children. Their oldest daughter, Karen,2 was four years old at the time; daughter Sara was two years old; and their son Leon was one year old. In addition to their three infants, Matthews and Rebecca had a threeweek-old newborn, daughter Alice. On the morning of August 18, 2012, Matthews was h... More...   $0 (04-22-2018 - )

MICHAEL MITCHELL V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Shannell Holmes was married to the victim, Troy Holmes. Shannell had two
teenage daughters at home, Ayanna and Asia, and Roderick Gulley, Shannell’s cousin, was
staying with the Holmes family. On the evening of December 27, 2014, Roderick began
arguing and “tussling” with his baby’s mother, Tatiana Curry, about their baby spending
the night at the Holmes residence. Roderick “re... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. MICHAEL ADAM DOMINGUE

The victim Donald Dean Trahan, Jr., aka “T-Don,” and his girlfriend
Jennifer Carlile lived in a trailer owned by Defendant. On March 22, 2016, Carlile
went to a hospital with a broken nose and eye sockets, apparently the result of a
beating from the victim. At about the same time that day, the victim was out
fishing. Carlile returned to the trailer after her hospital visit; ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS PHARAOH BRAZELL

On August 22, 2014, defendant was charged by grand jury indictment with
(Count 1) attempted first degree murder, (Count 2) aggravated rape,2 and (Count 3)second degree kidnapping of K.H.3 At his arraignment on August 27, 2015,
defendant pled not guilty to all charges. On January 5, 2016, the State amended
Count 1 of the indictment from attempted first degree murder, a violation of... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Billy R. Meadows, Jr.

On January 10, 2017, Billy R. Meadows pled guilty to second degree
cruelty to a juvenile, and was subsequently adjudicated a fourth felony
offender pursuant to La. R.S. 15:529.1. As a result of the habitual offender
adjudication, Meadows’ sentence was enhanced from 40 years of
imprisonment at hard labor to imprisonment for the rest of his natural life.
Meadows urges the f... More...
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Peter Hiam v. Homeaway.com, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Duped into parting with thousands
of dollars to reserve a vacation rental property in Belize that
apparently did not exist, plaintiff Peter Hiam sued the owner of the
website on which he found the ersatz tropical villa, claiming that
the website's guarantee misled him. The district court granted
summary judgment to the website's owner, HomeAway.com, Inc.
("HomeAway"). On ap... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. LEROY K. BRIGGS

Leroy K. Briggs appeals from what he claims to be an erroneously imposed sentence. He argues that the sentencing court erred in classifying his two prior Missouri convictions for resisting or interfering with arrest under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 575.150 (2000 and 2012 Supp.) as person offenses for criminal history purposes. The sentencing court based its ruling on its determination that the Missouri cr... More...   $0 (04-20-2018 - KS)

John Jeremy Loveall v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted on July 29, 2014 for possession of less than one gram of
methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a state jail felony. See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY
CODE ANN. §§ 481.103, 481.113, 481.116 (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.).
Pursuant to a plea agreement, appellant pleaded guilty to the lesser included offense of
possession of a controlled substance, and the... More...
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Erlis Joseph Chaisson v. The State of Texas

Chaisson was charged by indictment with five counts of aggravated assault of a
child and ten counts of indecency with a child by contact. See id. §§ 21.021, 22.11. Prior
to trial, the State waived several counts, leaving one count of aggravated assault of a
child and four counts of indecency with a child by contact. At the close of the State’s
case, appellant’s motion for di... More...
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United States of America v. Mario Antonio Alicea District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Helena, Montana

Helena, MT - Helena Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearm Offense

Mario Antonio Alicea, a 28-year-old Helena resident, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release after pleading guilty to felon in possession of firearms on November 16, 2017. U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell handed down the sentence.

On April 25, 2016, Alicea sold... More...
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United States of America v. Raul Efrain Lopez District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID - Nampa Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Raul Efrain Lopez Jr., 36, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty on April 2, 2018 to unlawful possession of a firearm. The indictment alleged that Lopez possessed a firearm after previously being convicted of a felony crime.

According to court documents, in November 2017, law enforcement stopped Lopez while he was driving in Na... More...
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Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospital’s efforts to collect debts.
I
Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
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Washin... More...
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Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
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United States of America v. Randell Lonjose District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Zuni Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Kidnapping and Sexual Abuse Charges

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Randell Lonjose, 35, an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo who resides in Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty on April 19, 2018 in federal court to kidnapping and sexual assa... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher M. Holbroo District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Former Las Cruces U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

The Justice Department announced that on April 19, 2018 former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer Christopher M. Holbrook pleaded guilty in federal court in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to obstruction of justice.

The charge stems from Holbrook’s falsific... More...
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United States of America v. Sajid Javed Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - New York City Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty To Committing $8.5 Million Fraud On Medicare And Medicaid

Sajid Javed, an owner and operator of nine different pharmacies in the New York City area, pled guilty on April 19, 2018 to participating in a health care fraud scheme that used his pharmacies to submit more than $8.5 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid. J... More...
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Salvador Zarate v. The State of Texas

The State’s first witness was Starr County Sheriff’s Officer Justin Falcon. Officer Falcon
testified that he was working in the jail, on December 24, 2014, when he received a call from
Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate Jr. instructing him to reduce the bonds for both Daisy Rich
and Harry Rich from $30,000.00 each to $5,000.00 each. Officer Falcon explained that although
it... More...
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United States of America v. Mario Atkinson District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Fifth Defendant in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison

Asbury Park, New Jersey Defendant Sentenced As Part of Operation Grand Champion

The fifth defendant to plead guilty in a multi-state dog fighting case was sentenced today in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, for his role in dog fighting activities that took place in New Jerse... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - NJ)

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