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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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Cheryl Currid v. Coit Cleaning & Restoration Services First District Court of Appeals of Texas - Houston, Texas

Appellant, Cheryl Currid, appeals from the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of appellee, Coit Cleaning and Restoration Services (“Coit”), on Coit’s suit on a sworn account1 and alternative claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit, and
1 See TEX. R. CIV. P. 185.
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unjust enrichment. In two issues, Currid contends that the trial court erred in not compelling the parties to ar... More...
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SEDRIC SUTTON a/k/a CEDRIC SUTTON a/k/a SEDRIC QUINTORUS SUTTON v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

The petitioner, John Michael Howell, appeals the portion of the Circuit Court of Wetzel County’s May 12, 2016, “Amended Entry of a Plea and Sentencing Order Amended” [sic] specifying that he will be eligible for parole consideration after serving a minimum of fifteen years in prison. He argues that pursuant to statute, he should be eligible for parole after ten years of incarceration. The State of... More...   $0 (04-16-2018 - MS)

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTION V. ANNETTE BARNES Arkansas Supreme Court

Barnes alleged in her complaint that she was terminated from her position with the
ACC for protesting discriminatory actions on behalf of her employer and participating in
an investigation designed to discover further discrimination. She alleged that her
termination was a violation of the Arkansas Whistle-Blower Act (“AWBA”) and asked for
damages, reinstatement, attorneys’ fees... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

Mark Lyn Broadaway v. The State of Texas

Appellant was arrested on October 18, 2014, for misdemeanor driving while
intoxicated. The following day, appellant requested a court-appointed attorney and provided an
affidavit of indigence. On the form affidavit, appellant swore that he was “self employed (side
jobs),” that his monthly income was $600, and that he had “available” cash of $500 and $1,200, and
that he had “$4,00... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - TX)

RAKESH SRIVASTAVA and SHARMILA SHANKAR, Appellants, v. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, a/k/a UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER, a/k/a STATE OF KANSAS (HARTMUT JAESCHKE, CODY TULLY, PAUL TERRANOVA, and ROY JENSEN University of Kansas

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava and Dr. Sharmila Shankar, who are husband and wife, both worked for the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). For different reasons, KUMC terminated Dr. Srivastava's and Dr. Shankar's employment. Believing that they were wrongfully terminated, Dr. Srivastava and Dr. Shankar sued University of Kansas (KU), as the institutional organization governing KUMC. Later, howeve... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SHEENA THOMAS

A jury convicted exotic dancer Sheena Thomas of one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon against her fellow dancer, Traci Borntrager. The attack occurred at an establishment called Pleasures, the two women's place of work. The weapon in question—a stiletto heel—was an accoutrement of the trade. Following her conviction, the district court sentenced Thomas to serve 24 months' probation ... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

Brian Goodrich and Patricia Goodrich v. Cimline, Inc. and Garlock Equipment, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester, MA - Brian Goodrich and Patricia Goodrich, individually and as mother and next friend of S.M.G. and S.L.G., sued Cimline, Inc. and Garlock Equipment, Inc. on product liability theories claiming that they were injured and harmed as a direct result of a defect in the crack sealing machine and fell on Brian and injured him in 2013.

Brian was changing the oil in the machine when ... More...
   $8500000 (04-14-2018 - MA)

Rodeo Citizens Association v. County of Contra Costa, Phillips 66 Company, Real Party in Interest Contra Costa County Courthouses - Martinez, California

The County of Contra Costa (the county) certified an environmental impact report
(EIR) and approved a land use permit for a “Propane Recovery Project” at an oil refinery
owned and operated by Phillips 66 Company (Phillips) in Rodeo, California. In response
to consolidated petitions filed by Rodeo Citizens Association (Citizens) and others,1
the trial court issued a peremptory writ ... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - CA)

Adolfo Ybarra v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for failure to register as a sex offender. In early 2017,
appellant expressed to the trial court his desire to waive trial by jury and to proceed to
trial before the bench. Shortly thereafter, the court set the matter for trial. Appellant was
admonished of his right to trial by jury and, over the advice of counsel, chose to waive his
right. Appellant’... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - TX)

Jamal Trulove v. City of San Francisco et al. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - Jamal Trulove sued The City of San Francisco and others on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that he was wrongfully convicted of murder and served six years in prison as a result of being framed in 2007 of a killing at the City's Sunnydale public housing complex.

Date Filed # Docket Text
01/10/2018 268 Transcript of EXCERPT of Proceedi... More...
   $10000000 (04-07-2018 - CA)

Kemen Lavatos Taylor, II. vs. State of Minnesota

Following a jury trial, Taylor was convicted of one count of first-degree murder and
two counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of three teenage
gang members.

After several days of jury selection, the district court announced a list of rules for
those attending the trial; those rules required spectators to provide photographic
identif... More...
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TROY A. WILLIAMS vs. STATE OF IOWA Iowa Court of Appeals

Troy Williams appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief
(PCR). Williams maintains his PCR counsel committed structural error and asks
that we remand for a new trial of his PCR application.1
Though Williams’s right to effective assistance of counsel in a PCR action
is statutory, not constitutional, we review his claim de novo. See Lado v. State,
804... More...
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In re Roy Butler on Habeas Corpus

People convicted of noncapital murder and certain other criminal offenses
in California serve indeterminate sentences that run from a minimum number of
years to life, making release possible before the end of their life. The Board of
Parole Hearings (the Board) decides, subject to relevant statutory provisions and
review by the Governor, whether such prisoners are suitable for rele... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - CA)

Kevin Paul Carter v. The State of Texas

A Victoria County grand jury indicted appellant on three counts arising from a car
accident that occurred on September 23, 2015: intoxication manslaughter, a second
degree felony; criminally negligent homicide, a state jail felony; and manslaughter. See
id. §§ 19.04, 19.05, 49.08(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). On March 22, 2017,
the State filed notice of its inten... More...
   $0 (04-05-2018 - TX)

MATTHEW BRIAN BURNSIDE V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

In 2014, a Faulkner County jury convicted Matthew Burnside of raping and sexually
assaulting a twelve-year-old girl. His convictions were affirmed on direct appeal by this
court in 2015. Burnside v. State, 2015 Ark. App. 550, 472 S.W.3d 497. He filed a timely
petition for postconviction relief in the circuit court in December 2015 pursuant to Arkansas
Rule of Criminal Proced... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - AR)

City and County of San Francisco v. Homeaway.Com, LLC

A. HomeAway’s Business
In the trial court, HomeAway offered evidence about its business and storage of
electronic records by filing the declaration of Steve Davis, HomeAway’s chief digital and
cloud officer. Davis described HomeAway as an “online forum that allows property
owners to list their properties for short-term rentals and connect with individuals who are
looking to ren... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - CA)

HERSCHEL L. BRIGANCE v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

This appeal arises from an event that occurred on March 26, 2016. Laura Montano,
an off-duty Little Rock police officer, took an over-the-counter sleeping aid about 8:00 p.m.
and went to sleep in her Conway home. She was awakened at approximately 11:30 p.m. to
the sound of someone knocking at her door. Montano initially ignored the knocking, but
when she heard her front door be... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAMES K. KAHLER

A recitation of some family history preceding the murders is necessary to put Kahler's crimes in context. In 2008, the Kahler family—husband, Kahler; wife, Karen; teenage daughters, Emily and Lauren; and 9-year-old son, Sean—was living in Weatherford, Texas. Kahler was the director of the public utilities department, and Karen was a personal trainer. Both adults had successful careers. Acquaintanc... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - KS)

State of New Mexico v. Aaron Archuleta Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Santa Fe, NM - Jury Acquits Defendant On One Charge and Hangs On A Second

The State of New Mexico charged Aaron Archuleta with shooting at dwelling or occupied buildng and abuse of a child with great bodily harm as a result of a family dispute that ended with multiple shots and the wounding of an 8-year-old boy in 2016.

Docket entries:

03/29/2018 8:30 AM JURY TRIAL ... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - NM)

Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with felony DWI. See id. §§ 49.04(a),
49.09(b)(2). Section 49.04 of the Penal Code, the DWI statute, provides that “[a] person commits
an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.” See id.
§ 49.04(a); see also id. § 49.04(a) (elevating offense to third degree felony if defendant has been
convicted ... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - TX)

Fedencia Quiroga v. The State of Texas TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN

The jury heard evidence that Upton County Sheriff’s Deputy Lorenzo Arredondo
worked in an undercover capacity to assist in a narcotics investigation being conducted by the
Runnels County Sheriff’s Office. In the course of that investigation, Deputy Arredondo made
contact with appellant on several occasions. He described these encounters in his testimony at trial.
Deputy Arredondo... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - TX)

Thomas P. Guarino v. County of Siskiyou

Appellant Thomas P. Guarino (Guarino) appeals from an order of the superior
court granting an “anti-SLAPP” (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) motion
to strike his First Amended Complaint pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section
425.16, undesignated section references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. The motion
was filed by defendants County of Siskiyou (County)... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - CA)

Phyllis N. Gregory v. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, L.L.C. District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

This appeal involves an award of summary judgment to the defendant
on claims involving premises liability. For these claims, the defendant had
only limited duties for dangers that are considered “open and obvious.”
This limitation lies at the center of this appeal: The victim was killed by
cattle, and the danger from cattle is ordinarily open and obvious. Here,
though, the catt... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

STATE OF MONTANA v. MICHAEL GORDON BEAUCHMAN

The Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and
Montana Constitution Article II, Section 24, guarantee criminal defendants the right to
effective assistance of counsel. However, counsel’s performance was constitutionally
ineffective only if (1) the performance was deficient and (2) the deficient performance
resulted in actual prejudice to the defenda... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - MT)

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