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State of Iowa v. Prince Nyomah

Prince Nyomah entered Alford pleas1 to second-degree robbery and assault
while participating in a felony, among other things. He now appeals those two
convictions, arguing the convictions should have merged under the merger
doctrine, codified in Iowa Code section 701.9 (2017). That section provides:
No person shall be convicted of a public offense which is necessarily includ... More...
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Paul Lee Navarro v. The State of Texas

By his first, second, and third issues, appellant contends that the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions of burglary of a habitation, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and theft of a firearm. A. Standard of Review To determine whether the evidence is sufficient, we consider all the evidence in the light most favorable to the verdict and determine whether a rational fact f... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - TX)

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
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John McAdams v. Marquette University

APPEAL from a judgment and an order of the Circuit Court
for Milwaukee County, David A. Hansher, Judge. Reversed and
remanded.
¶1 DANIEL KELLY, J. Marquette University suspended a
tenured faculty member because of a blog post criticizing an
encounter between an instructor and a student. Dr. John McAdams
took exception to his suspension, and brought a claim against
the U... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - WI)

PAULA LUBBERTS v. 4 LIFE WEIGHT LOSS CENTERS INC., d/b/a SLIM4LIFE,

Lubberts alleges Slim 4 Life violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) when it engaged in deceptive acts and practices and unconscionable acts and practices resulting in Lubberts' purchase of a $400 weight loss program and $2,600 in nutritional supplements and food. Lubberts sought damages under the KCPA, including attorney fees.

In this paragraph, we will set out the basic all... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. EMAN HASSENBEY, a/k/a EMOND HASSENBAY, AMAN A. HASSENBEY, and EMAN A. HASSENBEY

After a judge denied his motion to suppress evidence seized during a warrantless search (Indictment No. 15-03-0237), and his pretrial motions, including an application for a Franks1 hearing, on a second set of charges (Indictment No. 15-06-0448), defendant Eman Hassenbey entered into a plea agreement with the State. In exchange for his guilty pleas to one count of the first indictment, thir... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - NJ)

Alan Clukey v. Town of Camden District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

In 2007, the Town of Camden,
Maine moved its police department's dispatch operations to the
Knox County Sheriff's Department in the Town of Rockland. As a
result, Camden laid off its three police dispatchers, including
Plaintiff Alan Clukey who had been working as a Camden Police
Department dispatcher for 31 years. Clukey sued Camden in 2011
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, cl... More...
   $0 (07-02-2018 - ME)

Appellant, sixty-one years old at the time of trial, is the adoptive father of the victim,
M.C., seventeen years old at trial. Some three years before trial, M.C. told her close
friend that her father had been engaging in sexual conduct with her. Her friend told a
police officer at their junior high school what M.C. had related. That afternoon officers
took M.C. to the child... More...
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Trump, President of the United States, et al. v.Hawaii, et al. United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, foreignnationals seeking entry into the United States undergo a vetting process to ensure that they satisfy the numerous requirements for admission. The Act also vests the President with authority to restrict the entry of aliens whenever he finds that their entry “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” 8 U. S. C. §1182(f). Relying on... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - DC)

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, d/b/a NIFLA, et al. v. Becerra Attorney General of California, et al. United States Supreme Court Building - Washington, D.C.

Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act (FACT Act) requires clinics that primarily serve pregnant women toprovide certain notices. Cal. Health & Safety Code Ann. §123470 et seq. (West 2018). Licensed clinics must notify women that California provides free or low-cost services, including abortions, and give them a phone number to call.Unlicensed clinics must notify women t... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - DC)

Randy D. Pearce v. Chrysler Group, LLC Pension Plan Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Randy Pearce, a long-time employee of Chrysler Group LLC, was a participant in the Chrysler Group LLC Pension Plan (“Plan”).
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No. 17-1431 Pearce v. Chrysler Grp. LLC Pension Plan Page 2
Under the Plan’s terms, Pearce had earned an early retirement supplement, called “30-and-Out benefits.” He relied on the Summary Plan Document (“SPD”), provided by Chrysler to Plan participants, which ... More...
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United States of America v. Richard E. Paulus, M.D. Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mark Twain once quipped that “there are three kinds of
falsehood: lies, damnable lies, and statistics.” Dr. Paulus begs to differ and insists that certain
statistical estimations cannot be false. As a cardiologist, Paulus interpreted hundreds of
angiograms—specialized x-rays that approximate how severely a person’s arteries are blocked.
A federal jury convicted him of committing he... More...
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Savanna McIntare v. The State of Texas

Because Appellant does not contest the sufficiency of the evidence to
support her conviction, we will summarize the evidence to the extent necessary
to contextualize her points.
The record shows that Appellant shot the victim—her husband, Don
McIntare—twelve times at close range with three different pistols. Appellant
testified at guilt-innocence. She admitted that she sh... More...
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United States of America v. Gervais (Ken) Ngombwa Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Rwandan Genocide is one of the darkest chapters in human history. Over
the span of 100 days, an estimated 800,000 people died. At least a million more were
displaced. During and shortly after the tragedy, the United States admitted a limited
number of refugees from Rwanda with priority given to those who were in the most
danger. Among those admitted were Gervais (“Ken”) Ngombwa... More...
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Joel Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, et al. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This appeal requires us to decide whether the District Court correctly refused to enjoin the defendant School District from allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with the students’ gender identities as opposed to the sex they were determined to have at birth. The plaintiffs—a group of high school students who identify as being the same sex they were de... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - PA)

Angela Engle Horne v. WTVR, LLC, d/b/a CBS6 Eastern District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

On February 13, 2015, WTVR, LLC (“WTVR”) aired a news story about a county school system hiring a felon in violation of a Virginia state law. The news story implied that the felon lied about a prior criminal conviction on a job application, thereby committing a Class 1 misdemeanor. However, Angela Engle Horne, the unidentified felon in question, had disclosed her prior felony on her job applicatio... More...   $0 (06-18-2018 - VA)

Jose Ramon Cruz v. The State of Texas 5th Court of Appeals - Dallas, Texas

Dinh Ngo (“Danny”) invited friends to eat, drink beer, and socialize in his driveway.
Around midnight, a man, later identified as appellant, “came out of nowhere” and approached the
group in Danny’s driveway. Appellant asked to buy two beers and had $5 in his hand. Although
the friends declined, appellant did not leave. Danny’s brother, known as “Q,” approached
appellant by... More...
   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

Richard Luis Amezquita v. The State of Texas

At approximately 4:45 p.m. on November 7, 2015, Amezquita called 9-1-1 to report he had
been assaulted. Amezquita told the 9-1-1 operator a man, later identified as O’Toole, assaulted
him and threw rocks at him and his vehicle. Amezquita related to the 9-1-1 operator that after he
approached O’Toole’s home and rang the doorbell, O’Toole “got belligerent” and yelled and
cursed... More...
   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc.

Appellants Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc. and its
principals, Joseph Ledesma and Kris Meyer (collectively, L&M) contracted with
the San Bernardino Unified School District to manage a construction project at a
middle school. In 2003, L&M hired Darold Hecht as an assistant superintendent
and assigned him to the project. In 2010, Jane Doe, a 13-year-old student at the
... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - CA)

Jeremy Jermaine Sanford v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for aggravated robbery, and a jury trial was held from September 19, 2016, until September 23, 2016. At trial, the 84-year old complainant,1 Jose Porras, testified that he and his wife, Linda Porras,2 lived in a house on Cobb Street in Texas City. Linda had cancer and was bedridden, and complainant cared for her. On the morning of February 27, 2015, complainant was making... More...   $0 (06-01-2018 - TX)

Ghufran Zafar v. The State of Texas

Asma’s nine-year marriage to Zafar was marked by Zafar’s abusive and
controlling nature, as reflected by his beating Asma’s head against a wall,
holding a gun to her forehead and threatening to kill her, installing cameras in
their home to watch her, checking her cell phone when he came home from
work, and threatening to shoot her if she called 911. On April 16, 2016, the
... More...
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Tyanne Davenport v. Edward D. Jones & Company, L.P. Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Tyanne Davenport (“Davenport”) appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Edward Jones & Company, L.P. (“Edward Jones”), on Davenport’s two claims of quid pro quo sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. (“Title VII”), and her state law false light invasion of privacy claim. The district court dismissed Davenport’s c... More...   $0 (05-25-2018 - LA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. NORMAN WADSWORTH

Norman Wadsworth suffered from schizophrenia for decades and received
no treatment. He had a contentious relationship with the manager at his apartment
complex, Darlene Crook, who he believed was part of a government conspiracy to
kill him. Eventually, Wadsworth was evicted from his apartment. After being
homeless for several months, Wadsworth tried to take a bus to a motel.... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - IA)

Allan McDowell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

At trial, the State offered appellant’s written and signed plea of true and stipulation of
evidence to the allegations in the State’s motion to proceed to an adjudication of guilt on the first
robbery as well as appellant’s written and signed judicial confession and stipulation of evidence
to the second robbery allegation. The State asked the trial court to take judicial notice of ... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Lorenzo Emanuel v. The State of Texas

Around 5:00 a.m. on February 28, 2016, an inmate-related disturbance in
the Denton County Jail’s Special Housing Unit delayed distribution of the
inmates’ breakfast trays.2 When inmate Emanuel eventually received his tray, he
complained that his breakfast was cold and requested a “Johnny Sack”—an
alternative inmate meal that is served in a brown paper bag, usually containing a ... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

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