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MICHAEL MATTOX v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2002, a jury found Mattox guilty, among other things, of aiding and abetting in the reckless second-degree murder of John Lane. Although the facts are fully set out in Mattox's direct appeal, State v. Mattox, 280 Kan. 473, 124 P.3d 6 (2005) (Mattox I), and his previous K.S.A. 60-1507 motion, Mattox v. State, 293 Kan. 723, 267 P.3d 746 (2011) (Mattox II), we briefly discuss the facts to give con... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, Intervener and Appellant


Nikki Moore for California News Publishers Association as
Amicus Curiae on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Katie Townsend, Bruce D. Brown and Caitlin Vogus for
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press as Amicus Curiae
on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, Timothy K. Talbot
and Jacob A. Kalinksi for Plaintiffs and Responde... More...
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Jacqueline Winston v. City of Syracuse Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

2 Plaintiff Jacqueline Winston, a tenant in a multi‐family building
3 in the City of Syracuse, New York, filed this putative class action
4 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the
5 Northern District of New York in February 2016. She alleged that the
6 City and its Commissioner of Water Deborah Somers (collectively, the
7 “City”) violated the Du... More...
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United States of America v. John Davis and Brenda Montgomery Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Two Tennessee Health Care Executives Charged for Role in $4.6 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

Two Tennessee health care executives were charged in an indictment unsealed on April 9, 2018 for their alleged participation in a $4.6 million Medicare kickback scheme involving durable medical equipment (DME).

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Just... More...
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The Regents of the University of California v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Katherine Rosen

After he enrolled in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
Damon Thompson experienced auditory hallucinations. He believed other
students in the classroom and dormitory were criticizing him. School
administrators eventually learned of Thompson’s delusions and attempted to
provide mental health treatment. However, one morning Thompson stabbed
fellow student Katheri... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - CA)

Glenn Allen Chesney, et al v. Entergy Louisiana, L.L.C., et al

On August 31, 2010, Glenn Chesney (“Chesney”) arrived at the
Magnolia Landfill (“the landfill”) hauling a removable trash container on a
10-wheel flatbed truck owned by his employer, Waste Management of
Louisiana, L.L.C (“Waste Management”). Due to a power outage, the weigh
scale at the landfill was not working, and truck drivers had to wait in line for
the scale to reope... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Jamarcus M. Bates

On September 15, 2016, several Shreveport Police Department
(“SPD”) officers were dispatched to the McDonald’s at 7000 West 70th
Street, Shreveport, Louisiana, in response to a reported shooting. Upon their
arrival, the officers encountered Jeremy Brooks carrying a sword in a sheath.
Brooks claimed that two men, Ladamion Davis and Lakendrick Scroggins,
pulled a gun on hi... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

In re Roy Butler on Habeas Corpus

People convicted of noncapital murder and certain other criminal offenses
in California serve indeterminate sentences that run from a minimum number of
years to life, making release possible before the end of their life. The Board of
Parole Hearings (the Board) decides, subject to relevant statutory provisions and
review by the Governor, whether such prisoners are suitable for rele... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - CA)

MATTHEW BRIAN BURNSIDE V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

In 2014, a Faulkner County jury convicted Matthew Burnside of raping and sexually
assaulting a twelve-year-old girl. His convictions were affirmed on direct appeal by this
court in 2015. Burnside v. State, 2015 Ark. App. 550, 472 S.W.3d 497. He filed a timely
petition for postconviction relief in the circuit court in December 2015 pursuant to Arkansas
Rule of Criminal Proced... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - AR)

STATE OF OHIO vs. ADAM COLE HUDSON

On December 2, 2016, a Pickaway County Grand Jury returned an indictment that
charged appellant with (1) one count of murder, in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), an unspecified
felony, for causing the death of Thomas Mead, and (2) one count of burglary, in violation of R.C.
2911.12(A)(1), a second-degree felony. Appellant entered not guilty pleas.
{¶ 4} On January 25, 2017, ap... More...
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Pharrell Williams v. Frankie Christian Gaye Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

After a seven-day trial and two days of deliberation, a jury found that Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and Clifford Harris, Jr.’s song “Blurred Lines,” the world’s best-selling single in 2013, infringed Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye, and Marvin Gaye III’s copyright in Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit song “Got To Give It Up.” Three consolidated appeals followed.

Appellants and Cross-A... More...
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Terry Cravener v. Mike Shuster Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Terry Cravener sued Jasper County deputies Mike Shuster, Chris Calvin, andKieth Maggard under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging excessive force. The district courtdenied the deputies’ motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity. Thedeputies appeal. This court reverses and remands.
I.
Cravener has paranoid schizophrenia. In May 2013, his father called JasperCounty Emergency Services. H... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TAYLOR ARNETT

On January 8, 2013, Taylor Arnett lent her mother's car to Joseph Stroble and Brandon Bryant so the two could break into houses. Allegedly, Stroble and Bryant then burglarized two different houses, damaging one in the process, and stole over $50,000 worth of property. Stroble returned the car to Arnett later that evening and gave her $200.

Arnett pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit ... More...
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Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., et al. v. Concord Community Schools Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

Since ancient times, people have been
celebrating the winter solstice, which occurs around the third
week of December in the Northern Hemisphere. Many of
these celebrations are religious in nature, and so in the modern
United States they have led to a depressingly steady
stream of First Amendment challenges, in which one party
wishes to express its religious views in the pu... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - IN)

Olivia DeHavilland v. FX Networks, LLC

Authors write books. Filmmakers make films. Playwrights
craft plays. And television writers, directors, and producers
create television shows and put them on the air -- or, in these
modern times, online. The First Amendment protects these
expressive works and the free speech rights of their creators.
Some of these works are fiction. Some are factual. And some are
a combinat... More...
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Steven Brooks v. Hualalai Investors, LLC, et al. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Honolulu, HI - Steven Brooks sued Hualalai Investors, LLC and Four Seasons Hotels Limited on a Fair Credit Reporting Act violation theory.

Date Filed # Docket Text
03/09/2018 37 EO: Presently pending before the court are Defendants' Objections to Magistrate Judge Kenneth Mansfield's Findings & Recommendation to remand this action to state court ("F & R"). ECF No. 29 . Subsequent to ... More...
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United States of America, ex rel. Frank Solis v. Schering-Plough Corporation; Merck & Co. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Frank Solis appeals from the dismissal of his False
Claims Act action against three pharmaceutical companies.
We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm
in part and vacate and remand in part.
I.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. hired Solis to promote
sales of a cardiovascular drug, Integrilin. He moved to
Schering-Plough Corp. after Schering acquired the... More...
   $0 (03-19-2018 - CA)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. NOE TORRES

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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Rebecca Cooper v. Honeywell International, Inc. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This is yet another entry in a complicated tangle of cases
dealing with whether retiree benefits in a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) should
extend beyond the CBA’s expiration. Rebecca Cooper and some 50 other retirees at Honeywell
International’s Boyne City, Michigan plant say that Honeywell must provide them healthcare
benefits until they reach age 65. Honeywell responds ... More...
   $0 (03-08-2018 - MI)

United State of America v. Tineimalo Adkins Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Tineimalo Adkins appeals his conviction for a Violent
Crime in Aid of Racketeering (VICAR) under 18 U.S.C.
§§ 1959(a)(3), (2). Adkins argues that the district court erred
in instructing the jury on the federal, rather than state,
definition of “knowingly.” Because any error was harmless,
we AFFIRM Adkins’s conviction.
Adkins also appeals his 210-month sentence, arguing that... More...
   $0 (03-05-2018 - HI)

Travis Sakai v. Massco Investments, LLC

Travis Sakai (Sakai) sued Massco Investments, LLC,
(Massco) for negligence and premises liability after he was
struck and then dragged by a vehicle exiting Massco’s
parking lot. The trial court granted summary judgment to
Massco on the ground that there was “no foreseeability and
no duty.” On appeal, Sakai argues that the trial court erred
because the accident was reasonabl... More...
   $0 (03-05-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Michael St. Hurbert United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

On February 16, 2016, Michael St. Hubert pled guilty to two counts of using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during, in relation to, and in furtherance Case: 16-10874 Date Filed: 02/28/2018 Page: 1 of 39
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of a crime of violence, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c). The district court sentenced St. Hubert to 84 months’ imprisonment for the first § 924(c) conviction and 300 consecutive m... More...
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Linda Stout, et al. v. Jefferson County Board of Education Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal requires that we revisit the decades-old task of school desegregation. A racial desegregation order issued in 1971 still governs the Jefferson County Board of Education in Alabama. But beginning in 2012, residents of the City of Gardendale, a predominantly white community in Jefferson County, sought to create a separate, municipal school system. Leaders of a grassroots movement used so... More...   $0 (02-21-2018 - )

United States of America v. Daniel James Stanford Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This criminal appeal returns to this court after Stanford was resentenced following this court’s decision in United States v. Stanford remanding the case “for any other proceedings as needed.”1 Back before this court on appeal, Stanford, in addition to alleging various errors in the district court’s redetermination of his guideline range, argues that the district court erred in denying his request... More...   $0 (02-19-2018 - LA)

Qwinstar Corporation v. Curtis Anthony District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Qwinstar Corporation and Pro Logistics, LLC, engaged in negotiations that
culminated with Qwinstar agreeing to purchase Pro Logistics and employ its
owner—Curtis Anthony2—for a term of five years. A few months after the sale,
Qwinstar terminated Anthony’s employment and filed this lawsuit against him,
alleging that it did not receive the inventory it bargained for in the sale. Anth... More...
   $0 (02-18-2018 - MN)

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