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ELIJAH N. RAMDORSINGH v. STATE OF KANSAS

In September 2010, the State charged Ramdorsingh with one count of possession of cocaine and one count of driving while suspended in Shawnee County case No. 10 CR 1630. In January 2011, the State charged Ramdorsingh in Shawnee County case No. 11 CR 95 with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit ... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS P. ODOM Rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child

Though Odom's brief provides a limited sketch of the underlying facts, the circumstances prompting the State to charge Odom with four counts of rape and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child are immaterial for purposes of resolving Odom's issues on appeal. This court need only to address the procedural history of the case to provide a background for the legal challenges Odom rais... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

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...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - MA)

Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - CA)

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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Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - CA)

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...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - WA)

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
6 BARNES V. SEA HAWAII RAFTING
ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
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Andrew Michael Psyk v. The State of Texas

At around 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 20, 2013, at least two
witnesses contacted 911 after observing a dark SUV driving erratically on Interstate
59 northbound. One witness stayed on the phone with the 911 operator and followed
behind the vehicle until a state trooper arrived on the scene.
When the trooper located the vehicle, he followed it for a short period of time ... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Dorian Wills Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion; Owes Over 1 Million Dollars to the IRS

Dorian Wills, 52, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty to tax evasion before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to documents and information provided to the court, between April 2010 and Octobe... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - NY)

All Green Electric, Inc. v. Security National Insurance Company

Plaintiff and appellant All Green Electric, Inc. (All Green),
appeals from a grant of summary judgment in favor of its insurer,
defendant and respondent Security National Insurance Company
(SNIC). All Green requested that SNIC defend a lawsuit alleging
that All Green negligently installed electrical equipment for a
medical scanner. The trial court concluded that the lawsuit fel... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - CA)

Milton Rolando Paz v. The State of Texas

In February 2011, Appellant was the father to two young children, a thirteen
month-old girl and a one-month-old girl. During that month, Appellant’s wife had
to leave town for work. A friend agreed to care for the infant while the wife was
away. The wife’s work trip got extended. The friend caring for the infant had to
return her to Appellant because the friend also had to g... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. EARNEST LEE TAYLOR

Taylor pled guilty to aggravated assault and possession of methamphetamine. He entered into a plea agreement with the State providing in part:

"In return for Defendant's successful plea of Guilty as set forth in paragraph 1 the State will dismiss Counts 2, 4 and 5, and the following recommendations will be made: "a. The parties agree to recommend the middle number in the applicable KSGA... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. PIDY T. TIGER

Pidy Tiger, convicted of rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child, asks us to overturn the denial of his motion for a new trial. He claimed that four handwritten notes attached to his motion expressed newly discovered evidence. After a close reading of the notes and a painstaking comparison of their content with the trial record, the judge ruled that they did not reflect any newly disco... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRANDON R. WILLIAMS

On the morning of December 12, 2015, Jordan Ray left his residence in Wichita to go to work. At about 11 a.m., Ray received a phone call from Williams. Williams and Ray had known each other for about 10 years. Although Williams and Ray were not friends, Williams had visited Ray's residence on multiple occasions to play video games. Ray returned Williams' call and Williams said he had left a shirt ... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

Tracey K. Kuehl v. Pamela Sllner Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tracey K. Kuehl (Tracey), Lisa K. Kuehl (Lisa), Kris A. Bell, Nancy A.
Harvey, John T. Braumann, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (plaintiffs) brought
suit against Pamela Sellner, Tom Sellner, and Cricket Hollow Zoo (defendants) under
1The Honorable Richard W. Goldberg, United States Court of International
Trade, sitting by designation.
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the Endangered Species Act, 16 U... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - IA)

Achikam Shapira v. Lifetech Resources

Appellant Achikam Shapira sued his former employer,
Lifetech Resources, LLC, for breach of an employment contract.
The case proceeded to a bench trial; the parties presented their
evidence and rested. The parties and court agreed that the
parties would submit closing arguments in written briefs. Before
Shapira submitted his closing argument brief, he requested that
the cour... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - CA)

Jarrad Jennings v. Diversified Consultants, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Muskogee, OK - Jarrad Jennings sued Diversified Consultants, Inc. claiming that Diversified violated the Fair Debt Collection Action (15 U.S.C. 1692).... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - OK)

CHRISTOPHER L. WAISNER v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2011, Waisner was convicted of various sex crimes in Shawnee County District Court. The underlying facts relating to the criminal case were summarized by this court in Waisner's direct appeal:

"This case involves allegations of sexual abuse lodged against Waisner by his daughter, T.G. Specifically, T.G. alleged that when she lived with Waisner during a period between May 2008 and J... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. HERSHEL A. KEMP

A jury sitting in Lyon County District Court convicted Defendant Hershel A. Kemp of committing multiple sex crimes, including several off-grid felonies, against K.R., his wife's minor daughter. Kemp has appealed, claiming numerous errors in the eight-day trial. Although Kemp received something short of a perfect trial, we find he received a fair trial, and the law requires no more than that. See... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TERRY B. CLEATON

The stipulated facts are in the record and need not be repeated here, as the parties are bound by their submission to the court. Highly summarized, the facts show that on December 21, 2013, while Cleaton was driving his van near the intersection of Central and Hillside in Wichita, a Wichita police officer saw Cleaton's van crash into a dark colored SUV. The SUV stopped, but Cleaton did not. The of... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRACIE M. LEE ,

This sanction arose when the State sought to revoke Lee's probation. According to her supervising officer, Lee did not report to her within 24 hours after her release from jail as required by the terms of her probation. In response, Lee contends that she had simply spent some time in jail and had not changed her address as the court decided. In other words, she had not violated her probation. In o... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ROBBIE A. THOMAS

Robbie A. Thomas was convicted of aggravated battery, abuse of a child, and aggravated endangering a child. These charges arise from an incident while Thomas was babysitting his girlfriend's children on July 2, 2015. The child in question was age two and had soiled his pants. On appeal, Thomas does not argue that the evidence did not establish that he was the cause of the child's burns when he wa... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

MICHAEL MATTOX v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2002, a jury found Mattox guilty, among other things, of aiding and abetting in the reckless second-degree murder of John Lane. Although the facts are fully set out in Mattox's direct appeal, State v. Mattox, 280 Kan. 473, 124 P.3d 6 (2005) (Mattox I), and his previous K.S.A. 60-1507 motion, Mattox v. State, 293 Kan. 723, 267 P.3d 746 (2011) (Mattox II), we briefly discuss the facts to give con... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - SD)

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