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STATE OF KANSAS v. BENJAMIN R. MCMURRAY

McMurray received 12 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to felony theft in Sedgwick County case No. 16CR2060. The district court sentenced McMurray to a seven-month underlying prison sentence that he would have to serve if he did not successfully complete probation. Months later, McMurray was charged with two new crimes in case No. 17CR447—burglary and theft, both felony offenses. McMurra... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS H. CANTRELL

Cantrell's criminal activities in 2009 resulted in two separate criminal cases against him in Sedgwick County. In case No. 09CR744, Cantrell was charged with possession of methamphetamine, theft, and attempted robbery—all felony offenses—and criminal use of a weapon, a misdemeanor. In case No. 09CR781, Cantrell was charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. Cantrell plead... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA –v.– MERLIN ALSTON

Alston worked as a New York City police officer from 2006 until his arrest in July 2   2015. A few years into his law enforcement career, however, he began serving as an 3   armed driver for his childhood friend, Gabriel Reyes, who sold marijuana, cocaine, and 4   MDMA. Alston knew that Reyes was dealing drugs, but he never reported Reyes to 5   authorities or encouraged Reyes to stop. To the cont... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ALRICK A. EVANS

The principal issue in this appeal is whether our decision in State v. Ray, 290 Conn. 602, 966 A.2d 148 (2009), which would require the defendant in the present case, Alrick A. Evans, to prove drug dependency as an affirmative defense to a charge under General Statutes (Rev. to 2011) § 21a-278 (b),1 remains good law in light of (1) the subsequent decision of the United States Supreme Court in All... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - CT)

Eden Gonzalez Has v. Fhodyco Productions

After crossing the finish line at the 2011 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half
Marathon, Peter Hass (Hass) tragically suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed, and died.
Hass’s wife, Eden Hass, and his two minor children (collectively, the Hass Family)
consequently filed this wrongful death action, alleging that numerous race-affiliated
individuals and entities—including event organiz... More...
   $0 (08-15-2018 - CA)

Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - CA)

Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

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)

Randy Kinder Excavating, Inc. v. JA Manning Construction Company, Inc. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

This construction dispute arises from a government contract to build a pumping
station for the purpose of managing water levels around parts of the lower White
River in Arkansas. As with many large-scale projects, this venture was plagued with
delays from its inception. These delays were caused by weather events, scheduling
conflicts, and other unforeseen conditions. The district c... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - AR)

Mark A. Emerson v. State of Indiana

In June 2015, Emerson and his then-wife Lara had separated but not yet
divorced. The two had one child together, and Lara had two other children
from a previous relationship. After the split, Lara and her children remained in
the marital home in Anderson, while Emerson stayed with a friend in
Indianapolis. At this time, Lara was in a romantic relationship with Cody Gay
(“G... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - IN)

David Lacagnina v. Comprehend Systems, Inc.

After a 10-day trial, a jury ruled in favor of appellant David Lacagnina on his
claims for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair
dealing against respondents Comprehend Systems, Inc. (Comprehend) and its two
cofounders, Richard Morrison and Jud Gardner. From June 1, 2012 to November 20,
2013, when he was terminated, Lacagnina worked for Compreh... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Todd Howe Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - The United States of America charged Todd Howe with:
18:1349.F ATTEMPT AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT HONEST SERVICES FRAUD
(1)
18:1951.F INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE (CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT EXTORTION UNDER COLOR OF OFFICIAL RIGHT)
(2)
18:1951.F INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE (EXTORTION UNDER COLOR OF OFFICIAL RIGHT)
(3) ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ELIJAH IVERSON

The present prosecution had its origin in a 911 call made by Iverson from
13 his apartment in the Town of Tonawanda, New York. In the course of ensuing
14 interviews by officers of the Tonawanda Police Department ("TPD"), narcotics and
15 drug distribution paraphernalia were discovered in Iverson's apartment; pursuant to
1 a subsequent search warrant, a firearm, ammunition, and o... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

United States of America v. Fred Swan, Jr. Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Rochester, New York

Fred Swan, Jr., 29, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery, Attempted Hobbs Act Robbery, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. The robbery charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The firearms charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years in prison, which must be served con... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

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)

Oscar Peredia v. HR Mobile Services, Inc.

This appeal addresses the circumstances under which a safety consultant retained
by a California employer owes a duty of care to the employer’s workers. California
recognizes the common law theory of negligent undertaking, which is described in
section 324A of the Restatement Second of Torts (section 324A). Our Supreme Court set
forth the five elements of a negligent undertaking ca... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v.CHARLES GLOVER

While on routine patrol, Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Mehrer observed a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck and ran the truck's license plate number through the Kansas Department of Revenue's database. Deputy Mehrer learned Charles Glover, Jr., had registered the vehicle and Glover's Kansas driver's license had been revoked. Deputy Mehrer did not observe any traffic violations but initiated a traf... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - KS)

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)

Meryl Squires-Cannon, et al. v. Forest Preserve District of Cook County, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, has been trying to acquire a 400-acre estate in Barrington after the owners defaulted on a mortgage and note held by the Forest Preserve. The Forest Preserve foreclosed and then bought the property at the foreclosure auction. The original owners have expressed their opposition by filing five lawsuits of their own, in addition to raising af-fir... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - IL)

Navajo Nation Northern Edge Navajo Casino v. The Honorable Bradford J. Dalley, et al. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Appellants, the Navajo Nation and its wholly-owned government
enterprise the Northern Edge Navajo Casino (together, the “Tribe” or “Nation”),
entered into a state-tribal gaming compact with New Mexico under the Indian
Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”), 25 U.S.C. §§ 2701–2721. The Tribe agreed
not only to waive its sovereign immunity for personal-injury lawsuits brought by
visi... More...
   $0 (07-24-2018 - NM)

Lea Augustin v. City of Philadelphia Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case involves a group of landlords who object to the system of liens used by the City of Philadelphia to collect unpaid gas bills. The District Court certified a class and held that the City had violated the landlords’ rights under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The City filed this appeal, arguing that its procedures for collecting gas debts are constitutional. We agree w... More...   $0 (07-23-2018 - PA)

Jane Doe v. Brown University District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In November 2013, Jane Doe
("Doe"), then a freshman at Providence College, was sexually
assaulted by three students of Brown University ("Brown") on
Brown's campus. After Doe reported the assault to the local
authorities in the City of Providence, Brown notified Doe that it
would conduct an inquiry to determine whether the students had
violated Brown's Code of Student Condu... More...
   $0 (07-22-2018 - RI)

United States of America v. Lane Michael Reed District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges Arising out of Northern New Mexico Violent Crime Spree in July 2017 - Plea Agreement Recommends 25-Year Prison Sentence

Lane Michael Reed, 24, of Killeen, Texas, pled guilty on July 19, 2018 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to armed robbery, carjacking and firearms charges arising out of a two-day violent crime spree in Ju... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - NM)

Alex P. Bice v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

After cashing two forged checks made payable to himself totaling $1,850, Bice
was charged on April 25, 2011, with two counts of forgery and two counts of
receiving stolen property. He pleaded guilty to a single count of forgery and, by
agreement, was ordered to serve a six-year sentence with four years suspended
to probation. Bice was ordered as a condition of probation to at... More...
   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

Joshua Vasquez and Miguel Cardona v. Kimberly M. Foxx Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Joshua Vasquez and Miguel Cardona are convicted child sex offenders who live in Chicago and are required to register as sex offenders and comply with state restrictions on where they may live. For example, a child sex offender may not knowingly live within 500 feet of
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a school, playground, or child-care center. 720 ILL. COMP. STAT. 5/11-9.3(b-5), (b-10). A few years after Vas... More...
   $0 (07-17-2018 - IL)

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