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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.
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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)

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...
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Neal Everett Bland v. The State of Texas

On the morning of December 21, 2012, Godwin Mathew picked up Joshua
Woods so they could go to Willowbrook Mall and purchase several pairs of limited
release Air Jordan Retro 11 shoes. After they made their purchases and were exiting
the mall, a young man approached them and asked to buy one of their pairs of shoes.
Mathew quoted a price but the man declined to buy them. When... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - TX)

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. WILLIAM DEWEY DOTSON

On April 29, 2014, a jury found Dotson guilty of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, an off-grid person felony pursuant to K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 215506(b)(3)(A), (c)(3). At his sentencing, "Dotson, for an unknown reason, used the temple part of his eyeglasses to stab himself in the neck while the victim was testifying. The record reflects that Dotson passed out and medical help wa... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

Norman Whitney, Sr. v. City of St. Louis, et al. Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Norman Whitney, Sr. (“Whitney Sr.”) brought this action after his son, a
pretrial detainee who had recently been treated for suicidal thoughts, hanged himself
in a cell that was monitored by closed-circuit television. Whitney Sr. asserted state
law wrongful death claims and federal claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against
correctional officer Shelley Sharp and the City of St. Louis. T... 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. JOSHUA MATTHEWS

On June 2, 2015, Matthews was an inmate in the Douglas County Jail. Deputy Mario Godinez of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department was told that Matthews had extra towels in his cell. Godinez remotely opened Matthews' cell and asked him through the intercom to bring the towels down to the control room. Matthews did not comply. After about 15 minutes, Godinez went to Matthews' cell to get the towe... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - )

STATE OF KANSAS v. PRESTON DE'JHAN DEAN

Dean and Devina Johnson were in a relationship. Dean went to Johnson's apartment late one evening in March 2015. She was asleep when he arrived, but Johnson left her apartment door unlocked for Dean. After entering the apartment, Dean noticed a missed call on Johnson's phone. It was from the father of her children. This angered Dean because he was concerned that Johnson was sending him money. Dean... 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)

Adam D. Miller, M.D. v. R.F. SUPREME COURT STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

R.F. appeals from the district court's order entered on February 20, 2018, for continued treatment at the North Dakota State Hospital for a period not to exceed one year. R.F. argues the district court erred in finding her mentally ill and a person requiring treatment. We conclude the district court's findings are supported by clear and convincing evidence and are not clearly erroneous. ... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - )

AVENTURA H. PALOMO, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMING Wyoming Supreme Court

In the early morning hours of September 29, 2015, Officer Lisa Koeppel of the Cheyenne Police Department responded to a call from dispatch concerning a fight between Appellant and his brother. When she arrived, the two men ran. She ordered them to stop, then gave chase. Appellant attempted to enter his residence, but she stopped him from doing so. He then turned toward her, grabbed her ballis... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - WY)

CASEY SHELDON WOODS a/k/a CASEY WOODS v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Doris Tenner and Pierre Tenner were married and lived at Fourteen Hampton Court
in Natchez, Mississippi. Doris’s and Pierre’s marriage became volatile over time and
eventually deteriorated. Some time after Doris and Pierre separated, Doris began dating
Woods in April 2015.
¶5. On May 4, 2015, Pierre called Doris, but she did not answer the phone. Later, Pierre
came home fr... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - MS)

DON WILLIAM DAVIS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Davis was charged and convicted of the capital murder of Jane Daniel, theft of
property, and burglary. Prior to his trial, the Benton County Circuit Court ordered Davis
to be examined by Dr. Jenkins at Ozark Guidance to determine whether “there are
reasonable grounds to believe the defendant to be presently insane or that he was insane
at the [time] of the alleged offenses.” Je... More...
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Ex parte Bryan Christopher Everage

Appellant Bryan Christopher Everage is charged in three cause numbers with evading
arrest with a vehicle, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, and aggravated assault on a public
servant. The trial court set bail at $7,500 on the evading-arrest charge in cause number
17-1384-K26; $500,000 on the aggravated-robbery charge in cause number 17-1385-K26; and
$500,000 on the aggravat... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - 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. PATRICK A. MEEKS

Patrick Meeks pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft over $1,000 but less than $24,999 for the theft of a vehicle belonging to Monica and Christopher Taylor. Meeks borrowed the vehicle with permission but never returned it. He asserted that the vehicle was stolen from him and never recovered.

At the time the vehicle was stolen, its fair market value was $13,856.21, but there was a... More...
   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. DALE WADRIC WINTERS

On July 7, 2011, Dale Wadric Winters (“Defendant”), was charged with
second degree murder, a violation of La.R.S. 14:30.1. On April 13, 2015, the
indictment was amended to charge the Defendant with manslaughter, a violation of
La.R.S. 14:31. At that time, the Defendant entered a plea pursuant to North
Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25, 91 S.Ct. 160 (1970), and was sentenced to ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Eldrick Dontrail Carter

On June 16, 2013, Willie James (“James”) hosted a Father’s Day
celebration at his home located at 3814 White Street, Monroe, Louisiana.
One of the invited guests, Chiquita Williams (“Williams”), attended the
party with her ex-boyfriend, Eldrick Dontrail Carter (“Carter”). At some
point during the party, a disagreement ensued between Carter and another
guest. After Carte... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Labroderick Alexander

On July 17, 2016, Kevin White (“White”) was shot. White died from
his injury the following day. A grand jury indicted Alexander for the second
degree murder of White on September 23, 2016. The jury trial began on May
1, 2017.
Arthur Sloan was the first to testify at trial. Sloan lived across the
street from White’s mother and testified that in the early hours of July 1... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

Ex Parte Derrick Lee Hudson

On October 4, 2017, Appellant filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus in the trial court.
He alleged he was being illegally restrained because he was not receiving appropriate treatment,
and thus his confinement bore no relation to the purpose for his commitment.
After a hearing, on November 1, 2017, the trial court found Appellant was not entitled to
the relief sought and ... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

STATE OF MONTANA v. LAURA LEE NEVA

On the evening of July 6, 2014, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Zachary
Grosfield responded to alow-speed,rear-end collision in Absarokee. Neva, driving a 1997
Ford pickup, had rear-endedanSUV stopped at a stop sign. The initial impact pushed the
SUV forward, and Neva then accelerated, hitting the SUV a second time. While
questioning herabout the accident, Officer Grosfieldde... More...
   $0 (04-11-2018 - MT)

Laura Perilla-Vargas v. Baylor College of Medicine and Shafeeq Sheikh, M.D. First District Court of Appeals of Texas - Houston, Texas

Appellant Laura Perilla-Vargas sued Baylor College of Medicine and Baylor resident Shafeeq Sheikh, M.D. alleging that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh while she was a patient at Ben Taub General Hospital. Perilla-Vargas and her
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counsel elected to file this lawsuit against both Sheikh (the individual employee) and the Baylor (the government employer).
Baylor filed a motion to dism... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - TX)

Randale Wayne Portis v. The State of Texas

In December 2016, appellant’s parole officer, Honee Sommers, was working with appellant to find a place for him to stay after he was released from jail. Initially, appellant was to stay with the complainant, Thomas Rhodes, at a house located at 306 North 4th Street in Temple, Texas (the Property), but Rhodes contacted Sommers and told her that he did not want appellant to reside there. Sommers inf... More...   $0 (04-10-2018 - TX)

State of Louisiana v. Latilo Omar Lewis

Defendant’s four-day trial began on October 10, 2016. Tensas Parish
Sheriff Ricky Jones testified that around 2:22 p.m. on November 6, 2015,
N.H. frantically ran into the sheriff’s office barefoot, wearing a pink
nightgown and black jogging pants. According to Sheriff Jones and Deputy
Betty Spillman Brown, N.H. was hysterical; she was crying and could barely
talk. The o... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - LA)

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