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James Tran v. State of Indiana

James Tran was charged with ten counts of child molesting for the molestation
of three of his adopted daughters. At his trial on these charges, text messages
from the cell phone belonging to his wife were admitted over his objection. A
jury found Tran guilty as charged. The trial court imposed an aggregate sixty
four-year sentence. This appeal ensued.
Discussion and Dec... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Antionette Rie Johnson

On June 12, 2016, at 8 p.m., Daryl Curtis shot and killed Renaldo McDaniel in the
parking lot of an auto parts store in Saint Paul. See State v. Curtis, 905 N.W.2d 609, 612–
14 (Minn. 2018). Police obtained surveillance footage from a nearby Walmart and a
childcare center. The footage from Walmart showed that, before the shooting, Curtis was
accompanied by two women, T.S. and... More...
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Rodger Blanco v. Federal Express Corporation, d/b/a FedEx Express, Justin Digby and Matthew Wainer

In 2014 a FedEx employee stole about $380,000 worth of gold coins and gold bars from a
package entrusted to FedEx for delivery. Almost two years later, the sender, Rodger Blanco,
sued FedEx for negligent investigation and conversion. FedEx moved for summary judgment,
which the district court granted principally because the contract of
carriage required Mr. Blanco to file suit wi... More...
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State of Iowa v. Matthew Lee Murphy Second-degree sexual abuse

The following facts can be gleaned from the evidence presented to the jury.
On February 20, 2016, eleven-year-old A.T. and her older sister, M.T., spent the
night at Murphy’s house. Murphy was a family friend of the girls’ parents after
being engaged to A.T.’s aunt, her mother’s sister. After his fiancé passed away
the families remained close. The girls referred to Murphy a... More...
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WALTER REED vs. STATE OF IOWA and STATE OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A federal statute known as Title VI states, “No person in the United States
shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” See 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2015). A
federal report cited the Department of Transpo... More...
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Vincent McFadden v. State of Missouri

The detailed facts are set out in Mr. McFadden’s prior appeals and will be repeated here only insofar as they are relevant to his postconviction claims. On May 15, 2003, Eva Addison1 was at Maggie Jones’ house on Blakemore in Pine Lawn when Mr. McFadden arrived at the house with a friend.2 Eva and Mr. McFadden had a child together. When Mr. McFadden got out of the car, he kissed the child, ... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - MO)

Steven Morales v. United States of America District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal is one of many tort cases against the government in which we consider the government’s waiver of sovereign immunity. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (the “FTCA”), the court has no jurisdiction over claims “based upon the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise or perform a discretionary function or duty on the part of a federal agency or an employee of the Government . . .... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - AZ)

Bobby S. Dutta v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Bobby S. Dutta appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (“State Farm”) on his claim that State Farm violated provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (“FCRA”). The relevant FCRA provisions require a prospective employer to provide a job applicant with a copy of his consumer credit report, notice of his FCRA rights, and an o... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

Lecia L. Shorter v. Leroy D. Baca, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Lecia L. Shorter appeals the district court’s partial grant of summary judgment in favor of the County of Los Angeles, Leroy Baca, Jacqueline Ortiz, and Alejandra Avalos (the County or County Defendants) on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 inadequate medical care claim, and the denial of Shorter’s motion for a new trial on her § 1983 claim based on her classification as mentally ill, her conditions of confine... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

Bernardina Rodriquez v. Taco Bell Corp. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Fresno, California

This case is about the meal breaks that California law
requires an employer provide to employees after they have
worked a certain number of hours. The Plaintiff-Appellant,
Bernardina Rodriguez (“Plaintiff”), was for many years a
restaurant employee of the Defendant-Appellee, Taco Bell
Corp. (“Taco Bell”). During that time Taco Bell offered
thirty-minute meal breaks that wer... More...
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United States of America v. Stanley Charles Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - Cotati Resident Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Stanley Charles pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco on July 18, 2018 to preparing and presenting a false and fraudulent federal income tax return and filing a false amended federal income tax return, announced Acting United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Acting Special Agent in Charge Internal Revenue Service Tar... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ROY R. YOUNG, JR.

The facts and initial procedural history of this case were set out in Mr. Young’s
direct appeal. See State v. Young, 9th Dist. Lorain No. 15CA010803, 2017-Ohio-1400. Based
on evidence that Mr. Young had been sexually abusing his then 15-year old stepdaughter since
she was five years old, the grand jury indicted him on three counts of rape, three counts of sexual
battery, and ... More...
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Joshua Travis Hall v. State of Indiana

In 2016, Hall and his girlfriend, Rustim Rehmel, resided together. On August
15, Hall and Rehmel were involved in a physical altercation outside of a bar.1
During the fight, Hall punched and kicked Rehmel in her head and face. A
bystander called 9-1-1, and Farmersburg Town Marshall George McAdams
responded. Marshall McAdams interviewed Rehmel, who informed him that
Hal... More...
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United States of America v. Brent Bednarz District Court Dakota Federal Courthouse - Rapid City, South Dakota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Rapid City, SD - Rapid City Man Sentenced for Bank Fraud and Tax Evasion

A Rapid City, South Dakota, man who was convicted of federal Bank Fraud and Tax Evasion charges was sentenced on July 9, 2018.

Brent Bednarz, age 44, was sentenced to 9 years and 7 months in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,050,238.64 in restitution and a... More...
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Calvin Fletcher, Sr. v. Joseph Tomlinson Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Police Department (SLPD) Officers Nicholas Martorano and John
Moton appeal from the district court’s judgment, 1 entered upon a jury verdict, finding
that they used excessive force in their apprehension and arrest of Calvin Fletcher and
awarding damages to Fletcher totaling $600,000. They raise three issues on appeal:
(1) the district court erred in allowing Fletcher to r... More...
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United States of America v. Liberty Global Logistics, LLC (LGL) Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - U.S. Settles Dispute With Transportation Company Over Contracted Afghanistan Security Services

U.S. based multi-modal transportation and logistics company Liberty Global Logistics LLC (LGL) has paid the United States TWO HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS ($294,800) to settle claims that it violated its contract with United States Transportation Comman... More...
   $294800 (07-17-2018 - IL)

Scott Robinett v. City of Indianapolis, et al. Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Scott Robinett and the City of Indianapolis were codefendants in a civil-rights action. Robinett, a police officer, was accused of failing to intervene in an escalating domestic dispute between two fellow police officers. The dispute ended violently in a tragic murder-suicide, and the murder victim’s estate asserted claims against Robinett and the City under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Indiana law. They ... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

Theresa Mason-Funk v. City of Neenah, et al. Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Brian Flatoff’s decision to take individuals hostage at a
motorcycle shop in Neenah, Wisconsin,
had tragic consequences for Michael Funk. After managing
to escape from Flatoff, Funk was shot and killed in the alleyway
behind the shop by two officers of the Neenah Police
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Department (NPD), Craig Hoffer and Robert Ross. Unfortunately,
they mistakenly b... More...
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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...
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Melvin Linn Knox v. The State of Texas

This case began in 1973 with the murder of Donald Rodgers in Knox’s
home.2 At the time of the murder, Donald was fourteen years old and Knox was
fifteen years old. Although the State filed a petition against Knox for Donald’s
murder in 1973, it was dismissed for insufficient evidence and the case went
cold.
In 2015, Jeff Rodgers, Jr., Donald’s older brother, contacted... More...
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Ex parte Jesse Andrew Lopez

After appellant’s arrest on March 4, 2017, a Fort Bend County Grand Jury
issued a true bill of indictment, accusing appellant of committing the felony offenses
of aggravated sexual assault1 and burglary of a habitation.2 The trial court set
appellant’s bond at $50,000.00. On June 20, 2017, appellant filed an application for
a writ of habeas corpus, asserting that his confinem... More...
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Brandon Deshawn Williams v. The State of Texas

Criswan Jones, the complainant, testified that on the night of August 20,
2015, he noticed two men at his apartment complex as he was leaving to pick up
his girlfriend from work. One of the men was “big,” and the other man was
smaller. As the complainant walked past them to get to his car, the “big one”
asked him for the address of the apartment complex. The men were still t... More...
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Vastie Shakira Coleman v. The State of Texas

Coleman beat her four-year-old son to death with an electric cord. She
pleaded guilty to the charge of serious bodily injury to a child.
The trial court held a sentencing hearing, at which the State introduced
Coleman’s pre-sentence investigation (PSI) report. The PSI report recounts the
following.
Around 6:00 p.m. on July 15, 2012, emergency medical services were
dis... More...
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LARNELL DYKES v. MARTIN SAUERS

Dykes was sentenced in August 1991 for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, rape, and aggravated burglary in Sedgwick County case No. 90CR2155. Dykes was sentenced in March 1993 for aggravated escape from custody in Leavenworth County case No. 91CR514. Dykes was sentenced in each case before the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA) went into effect, and his sentences are not eligible for ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CODY A. RIECHERS

On January 22, 2016, Riechers came to the dispatch window at the Clay County Law Enforcement Center just before 4 a.m. and spoke with the dispatcher, Officer Keith Myers, asking if law enforcement were looking for him. Myers noted that Riechers appeared intoxicated as he was making nonsensical statements, he smelled heavily of alcohol, and he was leaning against the counter. Myers called the on-du... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

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