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DAVID LAWRENCE SMITH v. STATE OF KANSAS

A jury convicted Smith of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14 years of age and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child over 14 years of age but less than 16 years of age. In his direct appeal, Smith alleged eight trial court errors, which included the district court's denial of his motion for a new trial. The Court of Appeals affirmed Smith's convictio... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

SONNY CHAVARRIA GONZALEZ v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2010, Gonzalez pled guilty to first-degree felony murder and aggravated robbery. The district court sentenced Gonzalez to life in prison for the first-degree murder conviction and an additional 24 months' imprisonment for the aggravated robbery conviction. Gonzalez did not appeal.

Six years later, on June 23, 2016, Gonzalez filed a K.S.A. 60-1507 motion seeking to set aside his pleas... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. URTIS ANTHONY THAXTON

On January 28, 2016, Brandy Blomgren reported to the police that someone had stolen her 1999 Ford Explorer from the driveway in front of her house. Blomgren saw her car drive down the street away from her house, but she did not see who was driving it. About two weeks later, on February 11, 2016, Kansas City Police Officer Michael Moulin was on patrol at night when he saw a Ford Explorer stopped on... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. THOMAS ALAN BOLITHO

Bolitho pled guilty and was convicted of three counts of aggravated violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Act in 2014. At sentencing, the State recommended a dispositional departure to probation. The district court sentenced Bolitho to a controlling sentence of 161 months' imprisonment and granted Bolitho 36 months of probation to Community Corrections.

In 2015, the State mov... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CALVIN T. WILLIAMS JR.

On January 27, 2014, Williams pled guilty to aggravated robbery in case No. 12CR2882 and promoting the sale of sexual relations in case No. 13CR3400. Although the district court imposed consecutive prison sentences of 94 months and 13 months—for a total of 107 months—the court granted Williams a departure sentence to probation for 36 months. Williams did not appeal his convictions or sentences. <... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHESSIEAN WALKER

In March 2015, the State charged Walker in Sedgwick County case 15CR789 with one count of burglary and one count of misdemeanor theft. In May 2015, the State charged Walker in case 15CR1517 with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to yield the right-of-way.

In July 2015, the parties reached a plea agreement in which Walker would plead guilty to b... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DARREN CURTIS HOWE Criminal sodomy and indecent liberties with a child

In December 2013, the State charged Howe with aggravated indecent liberties with a child and criminal sodomy after his 14-year-old niece, A.O., accused Howe of forcing her to perform fellatio, penetrating her with his fingers, and trying to have sex with her. The incident occurred in September 2013. The State later amended its information charging Howe with rape or, in the alternative, aggravated... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MATTHEW A. STIEB

Stieb pled guilty to four criminal counts involving aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated indecent solicitation of a child. On November 20, 2014, he was sentenced to life in prison with a possibility of parole in 25 years.

On August 15, 2016, over a year and a half after he was sentenced, Stieb filed a pro se notice of appeal which stated that he "thought [his] attor... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. WENDELL E. TUMBERG

On May 28, 2015, Tumberg's girlfriend and her 9-year-old daughter, A.R., moved in with him. During the next 19 days, Tumberg sexually assaulted A.R. several times. After his girlfriend saw Tumberg and A.R. together in a bathtub, A.R. was taken to a hospital. A sexual assault examination revealed that A.R. had redness on her vaginal area.

When interviewed, A.R. described the incident in ... More...
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Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi Carol Reavis, individually and as next frient of Owen and Emily Reavis v. Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi CArol Reavis, individually and as next friends of Owen Reavis, age 3, and Emily Reavis, age 5, sued Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyotya Motor Sales, U.S.C., Inc. on product liability theories claiming that the 2002 Lexus ES 300 sedan was defective and unreasonably dangerous and that the defect in the vehicle directly caused injuries to the children i... More...   $202000000 (08-18-2018 - TX)

Lisa Levingston v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

The attorneys for plaintiff Lisa Levingston, O.D., failed to file an opposition to a
motion for summary judgment. They had been substituted into the case after
Levingston’s former attorneys were disqualified and the opposition that the former
attorneys had filed was stricken. At the hearing on the motion, Levingston’s new counsel
claimed they had not known that they needed to file... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. WILLIE FLEMING

The State charged Fleming with theft, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary after an investigation revealed evidence that he and others broke into a residence at night and took property. The noise they made while entering the residence startled Carrington Dean and Quintez Secka, who had been asleep in separate upstairs bedrooms.
Dean was a guest who was sleeping over that night, and Sec... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ARCHIE JOSEPH PATRICK DOOLEY

Dooley pled nolo contendere to a crime emanating from his failure to register as an offender. The district court sentenced him to an underlying 120-month prison term but granted a dispositional departure to 36 months' probation with an assignment to the community corrections intensive supervision program.

On November 6, 2012 and January 24, 2013, Dooley agreed to modifications of his p... More...
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LARRY D. LINCOLN; BRAD C. MOSBRUCKER v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

On October 9, 2007, a BNSF tank car sprung a leak near where Appellants were working, exposing Appellants to 2-chlorobenzyl chloride. Following the tank car spill accident, Appellants attempted, for over two years, to negotiate a monetary settlement with BNSF as to the injuries they sustained from the accident. During that two-year period, Appellants continued to perform their duties as MOW wo... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ADRIAN NATURE

After drinking three or four containers of beer, Nature got into his vehicle outside of the El Portal Community Center. He planned to drive fifteen miles along a curvy mountain road to his campsite in Yosemite National Park. Bystanders saw him stagger and stumble while heading to his vehicle. They tried to persuade him not to drive and even parked behind his vehicle. A National Park Service ranger... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

GRANT FRITSCH, an individual v. SWIFT TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF ARIZONA, LLC

Because the issues in this appeal arise from a defendant’s removal of a case filed in state court to federal court, we begin with the relevant background principles for such a removal. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a), a defendant may remove certain actions filed in state court to a district court so long as a federal court has jurisdiction over the action, and certain procedural requirements are met. T... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KING MOUNTAIN TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.

In 2006 the late Delbert Wheeler, Sr., a lifelong-enrolled member of the Yakama Nation in Washington State, purchased “80 acres of trust property . . . from the Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, the agency of the Yakama Nation which is charged with overseeing the maintenance of real property held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Yakama Nation and its members.” Wheeler then opened... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - WA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KEVIN TERRELL HARVEY

On July 11, 2015, Karen Harvey filed an affidavit and petition for involuntary commitment in Forsyth County, North Carolina. The affidavit stated that her son, Kevin Harvey (“Harvey”) was mentally ill and a substance abuser dangerous to himself and others. It claimed that Harvey had not been taking his depression medication, had been diagnosed with multiple personality disorder, had attacked... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DOMINIQUE JOHNSON

During the late spring and summer of 2009, Dominique Johnson participated in five bank robberies in the Philadelphia area. In early May, Johnson committed the first robbery by himself, carrying a BB gun. In late May, he committed the second robbery, again carrying a BB gun, but this time assisted by two others: Gregory Lawrence and Jerry Taylor. In June, Johnson bought a .40 caliber Glock pistol. ... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - PA)

Leta Penrod v. Nancy A. Berryhill (Commissioner, Social Security Administration) Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Leta Penrod brings this appeal on behalf of
her deceased husband, Tod Penrod, who before his death applied
for disability insurance benefits based on various impairments,
including arthritis, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
An administrative law judge determined that, despite
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these impairments, Penrod retained the capacity to work
through his last... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CHAKA FATTAH, SR., KAREN NICHOLAS, ROBERT BRAND, HERBERT VEDERMAN

During the 1980s and ’90s, Fattah served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, first as a member of the House of Representatives and later as a Senator. In 1995, Fattah was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District. In 2006, Fattah launched an unsuccessful run for Mayor of Philadelphia, setting in motion the events that wo... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA –v.– MERLIN ALSTON

Alston worked as a New York City police officer from 2006 until his arrest in July 2   2015. A few years into his law enforcement career, however, he began serving as an 3   armed driver for his childhood friend, Gabriel Reyes, who sold marijuana, cocaine, and 4   MDMA. Alston knew that Reyes was dealing drugs, but he never reported Reyes to 5   authorities or encouraged Reyes to stop. To the cont... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES v. VALENTÍN VALDÉS-AYALA

To understand how Valdés exploited the bankruptcy and child support administration systems, it will help to understand the ways in which these systems have been designed to work. We use the testimony the jury heard at trial to paint the backdrop against which Valdés operated his businesses. The jury trial included testimony from a varied cast of 34 witnesses culminating with Valdés, himself... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PR)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ALRICK A. EVANS

The principal issue in this appeal is whether our decision in State v. Ray, 290 Conn. 602, 966 A.2d 148 (2009), which would require the defendant in the present case, Alrick A. Evans, to prove drug dependency as an affirmative defense to a charge under General Statutes (Rev. to 2011) § 21a-278 (b),1 remains good law in light of (1) the subsequent decision of the United States Supreme Court in All... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - CT)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. LUCIUS SMITH

A jury found defendant guilty of first-degree felony-murder and robbery; and second-degree aggravated assault, and conspiracy to commit robbery. Defendant and several cohorts attacked a man as he walked down the street in Jersey City. They chased him, took his wallet, and beat him with a brick, fracturing his skull and killing him. Defendant received an aggregate forty-year sentence, subj... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

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