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Mark C. James v. Sam Woods; Stephanie Welborn Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal—interwoven with a custody dispute—arrives in our court following a father’s report of sexual misconduct inflicted on his child by the child’s stepfather. Upon investigation by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the stepfather was arrested and charged with aggravated incest. A state-court jury ultimately acquitted him at trial, and he later filed these malicious-prosecution and in... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - LA)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES F. COYLE

On February 1, 2017, Coyle’s wife, Erin Coyle, filed a report with the Butler Township Police Department in which she alleged that, the night before, Coyle had physically abused and forcibly restrained her in their residence during a protracted marital dispute; she also alleged that, during a previous dispute on January 23, 2017, Coyle had destroyed a laptop computer belonging to her employer.... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

Lawrence Rubin Montoya v. Detective Martin E. Vigil, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A jury convicted fourteen-year-old Lawrence Montoya for the New Year’s
Day murder of a teacher from his school. After serving over thirteen years in
prison, Montoya brought post-conviction claims for ineffective assistance of
counsel and actual innocence. The prosecution agreed to a compromise resulting
in Montoya’s release from prison. He then sued several detectives involved in t... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - CO)

HOWARD JOHNSON III v. U.S. FOOD SERVICE, and AMERICAN ZURICH INSURANCE CO

On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Gold Medal, LLC, d/b/a Run Gum v. USA Track & Field; United States Olympic Committee District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Appellant Gold Medal LLC d/b/a Run Gum (Run Gum)
appeals the district court’s order dismissing its complaint.
Run Gum alleged that Appellees USA Track & Field
(USATF) and the United States Olympic Committee
(Olympic Committee) engaged in an anticompetitive
conspiracy in violation of antitrust law by imposing
advertising restrictions during the Olympic Trials for track
a... More...
   $0 (08-09-2018 - OR)

Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

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qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
   $0 (08-09-2018 - AZ)

RONALD HIGHT JR. v. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 2012, appellant was charged with second-degree murder. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss under section 776.032 of the Stand Your Ground law and a pre-trial immunity hearing took place in 2014. After the denial of his motion, appellant went to trial and was convicted of a lesser included offense, manslaughter, in 2016. Appellant appealed his conviction. During the pendency of his appeal, t... More...   $0 (08-08-2018 - FL)

Landon L. Michael v. Joshua Trevena and Ryan Chaffee District of North Dakota Federal Courthouse - Bismarck, North Dakota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Landon Michael filed suit against Watford City, North Dakota, police officers
Joshua Trevena and Ryan Chaffee, alleging unlawful arrest and excessive force after
the officers were called to help resolve a family dispute. The district court granted
the officers summary judgment based on qualified immunity. Michael appeals.
I.
Michael was in possession of a set of keys to a truck... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - ND)

The William R. Lee Irrevocable Trust v. Lester L. Lee Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Lester Lee merged two companies he controlled. A trust administered by his nephews, with a pre-merger minority interest in one of the companies, dissented from the merger pursuant to Indiana’s Dissenters’ Rights Statute and obtained a judgment against that company. Lester filed a personal bankruptcy petition. The Trust commenced an adversary proceeding in that bankruptcy action, seeking to pierce ... More...   $0 (08-07-2018 - iN)

Mary Anselmo v. Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Mary Anselmo attended Los Angeles Pierce College (Pierce College), a
public community college within the Los Angeles Community College District. On
March 4, 2016, Anselmo traveled to Grossmont College as a member of the Pierce
College Women's Volleyball team to participate in an intercollegiate beach volleyball
tournament. The Grossmont College campus and the volleyball c... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - CA)

Abdur Rahim Ambrose a/k/a Abdur Ambrose v. State of Mississippi

On the afternoon of April 7, 2013, Demetrius Lee returned home from work between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Lee resided in the DeLisle community at 7486 Lobouy Road, which is part of a larger property commonly known as “the Hill.” The Hill is comprised of two houses and a mobile home. While Lee was relaxing, someone knocked on his window, but he remained inside. Twenty to thirty minutes later, Lee wen... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - MS)

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Inc. v. Big South Wholesale of Virginia, L.L.C. Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Defendants Jason Carpenter, Christopher Small, Big South Wholesale, LLC, and Big South Wholesale of Virginia, LLC, d/b/a Big Sky International, appeal the district judge’s order granting a motion to reconsider a predecessor district judge’s order which had granted Defendants’ petition to substitute the United States as a party defendant under the Westfall Act. See 28 U.S.C. § 2679(b). The Westfall... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - NC)

Yvetter Vangorden v. Second Round, Limited Partnership Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff consumer Yvette Vangorden sued defendant debt
collector Second Round, Limited Partnership (“Second Round”), for
violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq., by sending her a letter representing that she still owed
money on a debt that she had settled five years earlier, and requesting
17‐2186‐cv
Vangorden v. Sec... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

GABRYL MARK SULLIVAN vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Gabryl Sullivan challenges his judgment and sentence for aggravated battery causing great bodily harm with a deadly weapon. Sullivan was convicted following a jury trial and sentenced to seven years in prison. On appeal, Sullivan argues in part that the 2017 amendment to section 776.032, Florida Statutes, creating subsection (4), should apply retroactively to his case and that his motion to dism... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - FL)

State of Ohio v. Willie D. Ross

This case arises out of an incident that occurred on June 8, 2015 in which Lamont Lake was stabbed while at home. On June 17, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury filed an indictment charging Ross with three criminal counts: aggravated burglary in violation of R.C. 2911.11, a felony of the first degree; felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11, a felony of the second degree; and attempted mur... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ENOCH JAEGER

In September and October 2016, there were a series of breaking and entering
offenses committed at gas station convenience stores in Medina County. During each offense,
two men would use a large rock or block of concrete to smash open the glass door of the store
then enter it carrying large garbage cans. Once inside, they quickly collected cartons of
cigarettes inside the gar... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. John Chinnici United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Bennington Man Convicted Of Armed Robbery

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that John Chinnici, 33, of Bennington, Vermont, was convicted on July 27, 2018, in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, following a jury trial. U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss ordered Chinnici to remain in custody after the jury return... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - VT)

Marnika Lewis, et al. v. Governor of Alabama, et al. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

For a single day in February 2016, Marnika Lewis and Antoin Adams secured a pay raise. The Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, William Bell, had just affixed his signature to Birmingham Ordinance No. 16-28, which guaranteed Lewis, Adams, and all other wage earners in the city $10.10 per hour. But the following afternoon, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed the Minimum Wage and Right-to-Work Act (The ... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - AL)

Jerrid Allen v. Kevin M. Milas, et al. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Jerrid Allen petitions under the Administrative Procedure
Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. § 551 et seq., for review of a decision by
the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany to deny a visa to
his wife. Allen claims that the consular officer committed
legal error in denying Mrs. Allen a visa, and that the error
was “arbitrary, capricious, . . . or otherwise not in accordance
with law.” ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

George K. Young, Jr. v. State of Hawaii, et al. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

We must decide whether the Second Amendment encompasses the right of a responsible law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm openly for self-defense outside of the home.
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George Young wishes to carry a firearm publicly for personal self-defense in the State of Hawaii. He twice in 2011 applied for a license to carry a handgun, either concealed or openly. His application was denied each ... More...
   $0 (07-29-2018 - HI)

Angel Mendez and Jennifer Lynn Garcia v. County of Los Angeles, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

On remand from the United States Supreme Court we are tasked with deciding whether the unlawful entry into a residence by two sheriff’s deputies, without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances, was the proximate cause of the subsequent shooting and injuries to the plaintiffs. We hold that it was, permitting a federal claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. We also hold that the plaintiffs have an inde... More...   $4000000 (07-29-2018 - WA)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. SHAWN RAYNARD ROSS

On February 17, 2017, the Brule County Grand Jury indicted Shawn Ross on one count of third-degree burglary in violation of SDCL 22-32-8 and one count of intentional damage to property in violation of SDCL 22-34-1(2). Ross pleaded not guilty. Thereafter, the State and Ross entered into a plea agreement. At a hearing on May 16, 2017, pursuant to the plea agreement, Ross pleaded guilty to third-d... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - SD)

STACI SCONIERS v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This case arises from a car accident that occurred on January 6, 2016, in Newark, New Jersey, between a car driven by Sconiers and a vehicle owned by USPS. About two weeks after the accident, Sconiers submitted an administrative tort claim form to USPS seeking damages for injuries that she claimed she suffered in the accident. Approximately seven months later, by letter dated July 14, 2016,... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - NJ)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KAMEL LAMBUS, AKA Kamel Angevine, AKA K, AKA Kamel Angenevine, STANLEY FULLER, AKA Wardy, AKA Webo

Lambus and Fuller are accused of being leaders and organizers of a
16 group of individuals that referred to itself as the Paper Chasing Goons or POV City
1 and was a drug trafficking organization (or the "DTO"). Beginning in 2015, Lambus
2 and Fuller, along with 10 others, were indicted principally on charges of conspiring
3 to distribute and possess with intent to distribute hero... More...
   $0 (07-27-2018 - NY)

Douglas Troester v. Starbucks Corporation

Upon a request by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
(Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.548), we agreed to answer the following question:
Does the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s de minimis doctrine, as stated in
Anderson v. Mt. Clemens Pottery Co. (1946) 328 U.S. 680, 692, and Lindow v.
United States (9th Cir. 1984) 738 F.2d 1057, 1063, apply to claims for unpai... More...
   $0 (07-27-2018 - CA)

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