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Nicole Haberle v. Officer Daniel Troxell Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy Nixon was a troubled man. After stealing a firearm, he told his partner, Nicole Haberle, that he was going to commit suicide. When a police officer employed by the Borough of Nazareth learned of that threat, he did not wait for trained crisis support professionals but instead knocked on the door of the apartment where Nixon was located and announced his presence. Nixon immediately shot him... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)


On the evening of October 24, 2014, Cruce was preparing to give Hall a ride to work. According to Cruce, Hall was seated in the passenger seat of Cruce's vehicle and Cruce's daughter was in a car seat in the back seat. Wilmer and Cruce's daughter was born in summer of 2014. Cruce was in the driver's seat and saw Wilmer approaching with a gun. Cruce sped off but turned too fast on gravel and crashe... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Joel A. Sabean, M.D. District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

This case, which reads like an
anthology of pain, pathos, and personal degradation, paints a grim
picture of the human condition. It intertwines allegations of an
incestuous relationship with criminal charges of tax evasion,
unlawful distribution of controlled substances, and health-care
fraud. Following a contentious trial, the jury found defendantappellant
Joel A. Sabean ... More...
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Sly Maples was tried for abuse of a child and felony murder. He was convicted of abuse of a child and sentenced to 136 months' prison based on a criminal history score of A. These charges stem from incidents that occurred between January 19, 2015, and January 20, 2015, that ultimately lead to the death of A.D.

On January 19, 2015, Maples choked and shook A.D. causing severe bruising a... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CEDRIC M. WARREN Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Cedric Warren challenges his resentencing after the original hard 50 life sentence for his premeditated first-degree murder conviction was held unconstitutional and vacated on appeal. On remand the district court imposed a hard 25 life sentence (lifetime sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years) for that conviction and ran it consecutive to his sentences for his two on-grid crimes. ... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


The facts are mostly undisputed, except whether Gonzalez knew his gun was loaded as events unfolded.

Gonzalez and his friends—Levi (the victim), Bailey Bishop (Levi's sister; Gonzalez' girlfriend), Jeff Swisher (Levi's step-brother), and Zachary Cashman— attended various New Year's Eve parties. At some point, the four men wanted to return to the first party and Gonzalez drove them. Cash... More...
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In the early hours of September 15, 2005, nine shots were fired through a
3 bedroom window of an apartment in Clovis, killing ten-year-old Carlos Perez. Carlos
4 had been sleeping in the bedroom he shared with his older brother, the intended
5 victim, seventeen-year-old Ruben Perez.
6 {4} That night there were two distinct groups of actors involved in the shooting:
7 one group... More...
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Deputies from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to
16 Defendant’s home at approximately 3:50 a.m. in response to a call for assistance
17 about an infant who was “choking on milk.” When the deputies arrived, they were
18 directed to Defendant’s bedroom, where they found Baby wrapped tightly in a blanket
19 that was saturated with blood near her pelvic area.... More...
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In December 2009, Valerie Barreras and her husband Anthony Barreras had
3 two daughters—A.B., then thirteen years old, and her younger sister S.B., then six
4 years old. Defendant was married to Valerie’s sister Darlene, making him A.B.’s
5 uncle. Defendant and Darlene had four young children of their own. Valerie and
6 Darlene were very close, and the two families often spent ... More...
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United States of America v. Melvin Andrew Morris Eastern District of Michigan Countroom - Bay City, Michigan

This case returns us to the serial litigation over the
meaning of the terms “physical force” and “crime of violence.” Melvin Morris was convicted of
one count of distribution of cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841, and was sentenced as a
No. 16-1349 United States v. Morris Page 2
career offender under United States Sentencing Guideline (USSG) § 4B1.1. Morris challen... More...
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George Corley v. San Bernardino County Fire Protection District

George Corley filed this action against his former employer, the San Bernardino
County Fire Protection District (the District).1 The trial court held a jury trial on a single
cause of action for age discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (Gov.
Code, § 12900 et seq.).2 The jury rendered a special verdict in which it found that
Corley's age was a substantial mo... More...
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Tylon C. Outlaw v. City of Hartford District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - Hartford, Connecticut

1 Appeal by plaintiff from so much of a judgment of the United States
2 District Court for the District of Connecticut, Geoffrey W. Crawford, Judge, as granted
3 summary judgment dismissing his claims against defendant City of Hartford (the
4 "City"), brought principally under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, for failing to supervise its police
5 officers with respect to appropriate use of force;... More...
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Pauline Burkhart v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This appeal, brought by three tobacco companies (“Appellants”), challenges on multiple grounds the judgment entered against them and in favor of Pauline Burkhart for compensatory and punitive damages. The judgment was awarded after a bifurcated, ten-day trial in which the jury found in Burkhart’s favor on her claims of negligence, strict liability, fraudulent concealment, and civil conspiracy. Thi... More...   $0 (03-12-2018 - FL)

Klean W. Hollywood, LLC v. The Superior Court of California, Langston Jackson, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Klean W. Hollywood, LLC (Klean), a voluntary
drug abuse treatment facility, was sued by real party Langston
Jackson, who had enrolled at the facility to obtain treatment
for drug addiction. Jackson blamed Klean for the injuries he
suffered after smuggling heroin into his room and injecting it
late one night. Jackson claimed that Klean was negligent in
failing to ... More...
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Christine Dean v. Friends of Pine Meadow

Appellants Christine Dean (Dean), DeNova Homes, Inc. (DeNova), and Civic
Martinez, LLC (collectively, plaintiffs) filed the underlying action for interference with
prospective economic advantage and defamation against respondents Friends of Pine
Meadow and several individuals (collectively, defendants),1
seeking damages and
injunctive relief for allegedly false statements and p... More...
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Lonnie Patterson v. City of Yuga City Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

The panel certified the following question to the
California Supreme Court:
Does a finding of probable cause at a
preliminary hearing preclude a false arrest
The panel withdrew the case from submission and stayed
further proceedings pending final action by the California
Supreme Court.

We certify the question set forth in Part II of this order to
the... More...
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Edward Munro v. Department of Motor Vehicles

According to police reports in the administrative record, an officer responded to a
report of a midnight single-vehicle collision. The officer saw a Porsche SUV on the edge
of the road moving forward and back a few feet in each direction; one front tire was
missing and the wheel’s rim and brake system were extensively damaged. Munro ... More...
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United States of America v. James Larry McNeal Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Defendants James Larry McNeal and Alphonso Stoddard were
convicted by a jury and sentenced in the Eastern District of
Virginia for conspiracy, armed bank robberies, and brandishing
firearms during crimes of violence. On appeal, McNeal and
Stoddard jointly challenge the sufficiency of the evidence
supporting their convictions on the brandishing offenses.
Separately, McNeal p... More...
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Mary B. Valencia v. City of Springfield, Illinois Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Plaintiffs allege the City of Springfield
(“Springfield” or “the City”) unlawfully discriminated
against three disabled individuals when it ruled they could
no longer occupy a single-family residence located within 600
feet of an existing disabled group home. Finding that plaintiffs
possessed a reasonable likelihood of success on the merits,
the district court granted them ... More...
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United States of America v. David N. Barnes Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

David Barnes appeals his sen-tence. He argues that the district court incorrectly calculated his Guidelines range by counting a local ordinance violation for “Smoking Marihuana at a Public Park” in his criminal history score. Because Barnes has waived this argument, we affirm the district court.
2 No. 17-2574
In 2010, Barnes pleaded guilty to several offenses related to the distribu... More...
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United States of America v. D'Hati Coleman, a/k/a Q District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

The overriding question in this
appeal is whether the district court appropriately denied an
offense-level reduction for acceptance of responsibility under the
sentencing guidelines. The answer to this question depends, in
large part, on whether the court appropriately found certain
conduct to be "relevant conduct" within the meaning of USSG §1B1.3.
Here, however, a procedu... More...
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Roland G. Hill and Mary R. Hill v. Edward Walsh District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this opinion, we bring our
circuit law into conformity with the Supreme Court's precedent on
the emergency aid exception to the Fourth Amendment requirement
that a warrant be obtained before police entry into homes. We
explain below.
On March 3, 2015, Matthew Hill, age 28, overdosed and
was taken to Morton Hospital in Taunton, Massachusetts. The next
day, several Tau... More...
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Robbie Ohlendorf v. United Food & Commerical Workers Int'l Union, Local 876 Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Labor Management Relations Act makes it a crime for an
employer to deduct union dues from an employee’s paycheck and for the union to accept the
dues, except if the employee consents by signing an authorization form, often called a dues
checkoff. Robbie Ohlendorf and Sandra Adams signed dues checkoff authorizations with their
employer in 2013. When they tried to revoke them thr... More...
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Tony Muro v. Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Tony Muro entered into an employment contract with defendant
Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. (Cornerstone). The contract included a provision
requiring that all disputes arising out of Muro's employment with Cornerstone to be
resolved by arbitration. It also incorporated a class action waiver provision. In response
to Muro's present action, which was styled as a prop... More...
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Phillip J. Singer v. Kenneth Reali, et al. Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, North Carolina

These appeals arise from the dismissal of a securities fraud class action complaint in the Eastern District of North Carolina. The action relates to the healthcare provider reimbursement practices of defendant TranS1, Inc., and four officers thereof —defendants Kenneth Reali, Joseph P. Slattery, Richard Randall, and Michael Luetkemeyer (collectively, the “Officers”) — in connection with TranS1’s A... More...   $0 (02-24-2018 - NC)

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