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Jonathan Arvizu v. City of Pasadena

Plaintiff and Appellant Jonathan Arvizu sued the City of
Pasadena after he fell over a retaining wall located beside a
recreational trail in the City’s Arroyo Seco Natural Park,
resulting in devastating personal injuries. Arvizu had entered the
Park in the dark, pre-dawn hours, while it was closed, in order to
go “ghost hunting” with a group of friends. While taking a
short... More...
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Carlos Macias v. The State of Texas Carlos Macias - Registered Sex Offender

Appellant, Carlos Macias, was indicted for the first-degree felony offense of
super-aggravated sexual assault of a child under six years of age in the underlying
trial court cause number 1486865, which carried a minimum prison term of twenty
five years.1 Appellant was separately indicted for the first-degree felony offense of
continuous sexual abuse of a child, involving a diff... More...
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Joesbell Rodriguez-Sanchez v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

On February 10, 2016, the trial court placed appellant on community
supervision, subject to certain conditions, including:
2. Avoid injurious or vicious conduct; and totally abstain from the use or consumption of alcoholic beverages of any kind, or any substance capable of causing intoxication, or the illegal use of any controlled substance.

. . . .

8. Report in p... More...
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Milton Earl Edgar, Jr. v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

Appellant, Milton Earl Edgar, Jr., pleaded guilty to the first-degree felony
offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 141 without an agreed
recommendation from the State concerning sentencing. The trial court sentenced
appellant to 35 years’ incarceration in the Institutional Division of the Texas
Department of Criminal Justice. Appellant timely filed a ... More...
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Phil A. Smallwood v. The State of Texas

On June 2, 2016, the State charged appellant with capital murder by causing
the death of Jonathan Wilkerson while in the course of committing or attempting to
commit robbery.2 Appellant pleaded not guilty, and the case proceeded to trial.
On the evening of October 13, 2014, Wilkerson and his girlfriend, Quathanna
Lee, drove to the home of Roy Robinson, the best friend of Wil... More...
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Luis Felipe Fierro v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

This Court’s October 26, 2017 Memorandum Order of Abatement had granted
the parties’ joint motion to abate this appeal and remanded to allow appellant, Luis
Felipe Fierro, to file a counseled out-of-time motion for new trial. On November
20, 2017, appellant filed a motion for new trial, which was granted on January 8,

2018. On January 18, 2018, appellant filed a ... More...
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Kenneth Lee Hawkins v. The State of Texas

On January 1, 1996, then-16-year-old S.G. lived in a facility that housed
juveniles who were transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. To celebrate
the holidays, the facility took the juvenile residents, including S.G., to a Houston
park where they stayed all day. However, at the end of day, S.G. missed the van
that brought the residents back to the facility. S.G. wa... More...
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Allen Bernard Gims v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

Robert Jones lived in the front office space of an abandoned warehouse. One
night before midnight, Shirley Faye Thompson, a former girlfriend, snuck into the
warehouse through a hole in the garage door. She fell asleep, then later was
awakened by a knock on the office door. Although Thompson could not see Jones
answer the door from her vantage point, she heard him ask who it wa... More...
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GERON R. TAYLOR v. THE CITY OF BIXBY, OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals

On September 8, 2011, Taylor was stopped by a Bixby police officer for driving 49 miles per hour in a 40-mile per hour speed zone. During the interrogation that followed, Taylor failed to produce a driver's license, admitted that he did not have a driver's license and admitted that he had never possessed a valid driver's license. Taylor was arrested and charged with speeding and driving without a ... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)


Appellant, Terron A. Davis, was tried by a jury and convicted in Cleveland County District Court, Case No. CF-2013-1293, of Count 1: Attempted Robbery with a Weapon, After Two Prior Felony Convictions, in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 801; Count 2: Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon, After Two Prior Felony Convictions, in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 652; and Count 3: Burglary in the First Degr... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)


On October 24, 2012, Appellant, Britnie Wiggins and Donnie Parton3 were driving around south Oklahoma City looking for a way to come up with some fast cash. Wiggins was particularly desperate for cash. Her rent was due and, by her own admission, she "was tired and . . . didn't want to go work." Wiggins and the others were also high on methamphetamine. To score some cash, Wiggins suggested the trio... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)


The facts leading up to the search and the results of the search are set out in our prior opinion, State v. Anderson, No. 116,140, 2017 WL 1297998, at *1 (Kan. App. 2017) (unpublished opinion) (Anderson I), and we repeat them here:

"The State's complaint against Jerry A. Anderson charged him with aggravated (armed) robbery of a Loan Max store in Hutchinson, Kansas. The security video f... More...
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On February 18, 2016, Machutta entered guilty pleas in Sedgwick County case Nos. 15CR3654 and 16CR214. In each case, the district court found him guilty of one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of criminal possession of a weapon. On April 13, 2016, the district court conducted a consolidated sentencing hearing. At the hearing, the court sentenced Machutta to a total of 62 months... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - KS)

Covina Residents for Responsible Development v. City of Covina, City Ventures, Inc. Real Parties in Interest

In this CEQA1 action Covina Residents for Responsible
Development (CRRD) appeals from the trial court’s denial of its
petition for writ of mandate seeking to overturn the City of
Covina’s approval of a 68-unit, mixed-use, infill project2 located a
quarter-mile from the Covina Metrolink commuter rail station.
CRRD contends the project’s significant parking impacts required
t... More...
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Jaime Gonzalez v. Owens Corning Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This appeal involves a putative class action brought by consumers in four states who alleged that Appellees Owens Corning and Owens Corning Sales, LLC (collectively, Owens Corning) sold defective roof shingles and misrepresented the shingles’ expected useful life. Appellants challenge an order of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania denying class certification.... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

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)

Omar Norvil Whylie Lewin v. Attorney General of the United States of America United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals

This immigration case raises a single question: whether the petitioner’s conviction under New Jersey’s Receiving Stolen Property Statute, N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:20-7(a), constitutes an “aggravated felony” under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), 66 Stat. 163, as amended. 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(G). We conclude that it does and, accordingly, will deny the petition for review.

I. BAC... More...
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Byron Johnson appeals the district court's denial of his motion for habeas corpus relief under K.S.A. 60-1507. Because the district court made only limited factual findings—and a Kansas Supreme Court Rule requires the district court to state factual findings and legal conclusions on all the issues raised—he asks us to send the case back to the district court for it to do a more thorough job. See K... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - KS)


The facts of this case are undisputed and the parties stipulated to the following at the bench trial conducted by the district court:

"On December 17, 2013 at 2143 hours, Sedgwick County Emergency Dispatch advised of an accident that occurred in the area of 5700 E. Pawnee. Dispatch advised that the accident involved a single car rollover accident where at least one occupant was eject... More...
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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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Eleanor Licensing, LLC v. Classic Recreations, LLC

Following a four-day bench trial, the court entered
judgment in favor of Eleanor Licensing LLC and Denice
Shakarian Halicki and against Classic Recreations, LLC, T&D
Motor Company, Jason Engel and Tony Engel (collectively
Classic), ordering that Eleanor Licensing retain possession of a
vehicle identified as “Eleanor No. 1,” which had been
manufactured by Classic pursuant to... More...
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In this case, the State originally charged McIntyre with aggravated indecent liberties with a child. In another case, it charged her with three drug crimes. McIntyre entered a global plea agreement in the drug-related case and the State dismissed this case. McIntyre then filed a motion to withdraw her plea and the district court allowed her to withdraw her plea. The State then reinstated the charg... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


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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Following a jury trial, Glenn Rusch, Jr. was found guilty of aggravated arson resulting in a substantial risk of bodily harm, which made the offense a severity level 3 person felony. The district court granted a downward durational departure and imposed a prison sentence of 71 months. Rusch appeals his conviction. He argues the State failed to prove the element that elevates aggravated arson to a... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


After pleading nolo contendere to premeditated first-degree murder and aggravated robbery, Pruitt was originally sentenced in 1999 to a life sentence for the murder and a consecutively imposed upward durational departure sentence of 178 months' imprisonment for the aggravated robbery. The departure sentence was vacated on appeal. State v. Pruitt, 275 Kan. 52, 60 P.3d 931 (2003). At resentencing, t... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)

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