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Kenneth Lee Hawkins v. The State of Texas

On January 1, 1996, then-16-year-old S.G. lived in a facility that housed
juveniles who were transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. To celebrate
the holidays, the facility took the juvenile residents, including S.G., to a Houston
park where they stayed all day. However, at the end of day, S.G. missed the van
that brought the residents back to the facility. S.G. wa... More...
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Appellant, Terron A. Davis, was tried by a jury and convicted in Cleveland County District Court, Case No. CF-2013-1293, of Count 1: Attempted Robbery with a Weapon, After Two Prior Felony Convictions, in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 801; Count 2: Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon, After Two Prior Felony Convictions, in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 652; and Count 3: Burglary in the First Degr... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)


On October 24, 2012, Appellant, Britnie Wiggins and Donnie Parton3 were driving around south Oklahoma City looking for a way to come up with some fast cash. Wiggins was particularly desperate for cash. Her rent was due and, by her own admission, she "was tired and . . . didn't want to go work." Wiggins and the others were also high on methamphetamine. To score some cash, Wiggins suggested the trio... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)

Covina Residents for Responsible Development v. City of Covina, City Ventures, Inc. Real Parties in Interest

In this CEQA1 action Covina Residents for Responsible
Development (CRRD) appeals from the trial court’s denial of its
petition for writ of mandate seeking to overturn the City of
Covina’s approval of a 68-unit, mixed-use, infill project2 located a
quarter-mile from the Covina Metrolink commuter rail station.
CRRD contends the project’s significant parking impacts required
t... More...
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Jaime Gonzalez v. Owens Corning Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This appeal involves a putative class action brought by consumers in four states who alleged that Appellees Owens Corning and Owens Corning Sales, LLC (collectively, Owens Corning) sold defective roof shingles and misrepresented the shingles’ expected useful life. Appellants challenge an order of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania denying class certification.... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Joel A. Sabean, M.D. District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

This case, which reads like an
anthology of pain, pathos, and personal degradation, paints a grim
picture of the human condition. It intertwines allegations of an
incestuous relationship with criminal charges of tax evasion,
unlawful distribution of controlled substances, and health-care
fraud. Following a contentious trial, the jury found defendantappellant
Joel A. Sabean ... More...
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Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as “Eleanor No. 1,” which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
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Following a jury trial, Glenn Rusch, Jr. was found guilty of aggravated arson resulting in a substantial risk of bodily harm, which made the offense a severity level 3 person felony. The district court granted a downward durational departure and imposed a prison sentence of 71 months. Rusch appeals his conviction. He argues the State failed to prove the element that elevates aggravated arson to a... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


The facts are mostly undisputed, except whether Gonzalez knew his gun was loaded as events unfolded.

Gonzalez and his friends—Levi (the victim), Bailey Bishop (Levi's sister; Gonzalez' girlfriend), Jeff Swisher (Levi's step-brother), and Zachary Cashman— attended various New Year's Eve parties. At some point, the four men wanted to return to the first party and Gonzalez drove them. Cash... More...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Contrice Travis v. Exel, Inc. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

A jury awarded the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) and Contrice Travis back pay, compensatory damages, and punitive damages after finding that Travis’s employer, Exel, Inc., discriminated against her because of her sex. The discrimination occurred when Dave Harris, Travis’s supervisor, denied her a promotion in favor of Michael Pooler, a male employee. After the verdict, Exel ... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - GA)

Matthew C. McGlynn v. State of California

In this mandamus proceeding, six judges who were elected to the superior court in
mid-term elections in 2012, but who did not take office until January 7, 2013, maintain
they are entitled to benefits under the Judges’ Retirement System II (JRS II)1
as in effect
at the time they were elected, rather than at the time they assumed office. This is a matter
of considerable importanc... More...
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Randy D. Sturgis seeks review of the Court of Appeals' determination that the prosecutorial error in closing argument was harmless and that the district court correctly classified a 2007 Michigan home invasion conviction as a person felony when calculating Sturgis' criminal history score under the revised Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA). State v. Sturgis, No. 112,544, 2015 WL 9286956 (Kan... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)


On November 3, 2015, the State filed case No. 15CR3133 charging Grimes with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, and one count of possession of methamphetamine, all of which were felonies. On November 17, 2015, Grimes and the State submitted a plea agreement to the district court. In exchange for his pleading guilty as charged, the State agreed to recommend the low number in the sentence g... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)


In April 2015, Eastman moved into a friend's house in Lawrence and began using methamphetamine. That same week she met Kevin Grob. According to Eastman, when Grob learned that she used methamphetamine, he invited her "to get high." Eastman accepted the invitation and the pair used methamphetamine together. Subsequently, Eastman claimed Grob supplied her with methamphetamine "quite a few times" dur... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Tamika Favors Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Woman Sentenced For Use Of Fraudulently Obtained Credit Card

Tamika Favors, 35, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of misdemeanor bank larceny, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy, to a two year term of probation, and ordered to pay $8,000 in restitution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse, who handled the case, stated that in Au... More...
   $8000 (03-20-2018 - NY)

Abraham Aleiandro Gonzalez-Alarcon v. Adrian P. Macias District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abraham Gonzalez-Alarcon filed a habeas petition under 28 U.S.C. § 2241
alleging specific facts which, if proven, would demonstrate that he is a United States
citizen. He seeks release from custody from Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(“ICE”) following ICE’s reinstatement of a prior order of removal on that basis.
Dismissing Gonzalez-Alarcon’s petition, the district court concl... More...
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In December 2009, 13-year-old J.S.S. reported to her parents that she was in a relationship with a 35-year-old man named "Dan," with whom she had engaged in sex nine times. Subsequent investigation by McPherson police officers revealed Dan to be Searcy, who was 37 years old at the time. During questioning, Searcy admitted to law enforcement that he had had vaginal, anal, and oral sex with J.S.S. <... More...   $0 (03-19-2018 - KS)


In September 2015, McRae and a codefendant flew from New York to Wichita, Kansas. While in Wichita, he obtained property by using fraudulently manufactured credit cards containing stolen financial information. He then delivered or attempted to deliver the illegally obtained property to Federal Express to be shipped out of the state. McRae was charged with eight counts, including three counts of fe... More...   $0 (03-19-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Hezekiah and Jameseva Webb Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - ustice Department Obtains $625,000 Settlement Of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Two St. Louis Landlords

The Justice Department today announced a settlement with two St. Louis landlords, Hezekiah and Jameseva Webb, to resolve a lawsuit alleging that they violated the Fair Housing Act by subjecting fifteen female tenants in their rental properties to sexual harassment ove... More...
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United States of America v. Melchor Ramirez-Chavez District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Man Sentenced for Making a False Statement on Loan or Credit Application

Melchor Ramirez-Chavez, a national of Mexico, was sentenced on March 9, 2018, in Lincoln, Nebraska, by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard, to 12 months and one day imprisonment for making a false statement on a load or credit application.

In March of 2014 the Defendant, Melchor Ramire... More...
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George Allison v. Centins Federal Credit Union District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

A group of investors appeals after the district court1 affirmed the bankruptcy
court’s finding that funds the investors transferred to Tri-State Financial, LLC (TSF)
are part of TSF’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate. We affirm.
I. Background
After Tri-State Ethanol (TSE) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a
group of investors (Omaha Group) formed TSF, a shell corporation d... More...
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Petrolink, Inc. v. Lantel Enterprises

In this appeal, plaintiff Petrolink, Inc. (Petrolink) seeks a modification of a
judgment entered in its favor on its cause of action for specific performance. Petrolink
leased a parcel of undeveloped property from defendant Lantel Enterprises (Lantel),
pursuant to a lease agreement that included a provision allowing the lessee to purchase
the property at the fair market valu... More...
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The State charged Neighbors with one count each of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine.

At trial, Officer Dominick Vortherms testified he was conducting surveillance near Neighbors' residence on May 22, 2015, because there were several reports of drug dealing in the area. He was not conducting surveillance of Neighbors' r... More...
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In May 2015, Nicholas Marra and Dylan Perry went to a Baldwin City, Kansas, bar called The Salt Mine. Shortly after 1 a.m., the two men were waiting at the bar for drinks when Marra noticed Perry was engaged in a conversation with another bar patron. When their conversation began to escalate verbally, Marra reached out and put his arms between them. Marra turned back toward the bar to grab his dri... More...   $0 (03-18-2018 - KS)


Crowell's conviction of aggravated battery arose out of an altercation and high- speed chase which ultimately resulted in Crowell's car hitting Jones' motorcycle, causing extensive personal injuries which caused Jones to be hospitalized and undergo several surgeries. The details of the altercation and chase and the aftermath are set forth in the record and are well-known to the parties but are not... More...   $0 (03-18-2018 - KS)

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