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United States of America v. John Kelsey Gammell District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - New Mexico Man Pleads Guilty To Directing Computer Attacks Against Websites Of Dozens Of Victims, As Well As Felon-In-Possession Charges

A New Mexico man pleaded guilty today in St. Paul, Minnesota, for directing computer attacks against the websites of his prior employers, business competitors and public services, as well as felon-in-possession charges.

U.S. A... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - MN)

Dering Pierson Group, L.L.P. v. Daniel Thomas Kantos District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

In the bankruptcy case of Daniel Thomas Kantos (“Debtor”), Dering Pierson Group, LLC (“DPG”) filed suit seeking a determination that its claim against Debtor is nondischargeable. The Bankruptcy Court1 held that DPG had not sustained its burden of proving that Debtor had willfully or maliciously caused an injury to DPG under § 523(a)(6). It also concluded that collateral estoppel did not apply beca... More...   $0 (01-18-2018 - MN)

Demico Stanley v. The State of Texas Stanley sentenced to 75 years for Lewisville murder

In 2015, Richard Myles lived in a small, one-bedroom apartment on the
second floor of a building in the Hampton Bay apartment complex with his
fiancée, Laura, and their 23-month-old son, David.2 While Laura worked two
jobs, Myles cared for David. He also sold marijuana to earn extra money.
Whenever he left the apartment, he carried his marijuana stash with him in a
gree... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JUAN CARLOS NINO HERNANDEZ K-9 OK after after drunken man rams parked squad car, police say

Des Moines Police Sergeant Ronald Kouski had just stepped into QuikTrip
for a hot dog when he “heard a loud screeching noise and then a loud collision.”
Kouski worked as a canine officer and his German Shepard partner was waiting in
the 2009 Crown Victoria. The officer looked out the store’s front window and
discovered a red pickup had struck his patrol car, pushing it across... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - IA)

ANTHONY EARL HOPKINS vs. STATE OF IOWA

Anthony E. Hopkins pled guilty to willful injury resulting in bodily injury. See
Iowa Code § 708.4(2) (2013). This court affirmed his judgment on direct appeal.
See State v. Hopkins, No. 14-0916, 2015 WL 1331682, at *1-2 (Iowa Ct. App. Mar.
25, 2015).
Hopkins filed an application for postconviction relief (PCR) raising several
ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - iI)

Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Lawrence G. Wasden District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Investigative journalism has long been a fixture in the American press, particularly with regard to food safety.1 In the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair highlighted conditions in the meat-packing industry in The Jungle, a novel based on his time working incognito in a packing plant.2 This case also originates in the agricultural sector—a secretly-filmed exposé of the operation of an Idaho dairy farm. ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - ID)

City of Modesto v. The Dow Chemical Company

In late 1998, the City of Modesto (the City), the City of Modesto Sewer District
No. 1 (the Sewer District) and the Modesto Redevelopment Agency (the RDA) sued
various retail dry cleaning businesses (dry cleaners) operating in Modesto together with
the manufacturers of dry cleaning equipment used at those dry cleaners, and the
manufacturers and distributors of dry cleaning solvent.... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - CA)

Wandering Dago Inc. v. New York State Office of General Services et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

New York, NY Plaintiff‐appellant Wandering Dago, Inc., (“WD”) operates a food truck and
32 brands itself and the food it sells with language generally viewed as ethnic slurs.
33 Defendants‐appellees are officials within the New York State Office of General Services
* Judge Carol Bagley Amon, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
New York, sitti... More...
   $0 (01-03-2018 - NY)

George L. Mullin v. The State of Texas Criminal mischief, burglary of a building, and two counts of theft of copper.

Appellant was charged by indictment with criminal mischief, burglary of a building, and two counts of theft of copper. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a bench trial. At trial, the evidence showed that a break-in occurred at the clubhouse of the Pines Gun Club in Lufkin. A television was stolen from the clubhouse. Copper cables were removed from one of the target machines ... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - TX)

Elizabeth Wairimu Gitau v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Elizabeth Wairimu Gitau
petitions for review of a decision from the Board of Immigration
Appeals ("BIA") dismissing her appeal of an Immigration Judge's
("IJ") decision ordering her removal to Kenya. Having reviewed
the BIA's decision, including the decision of the IJ as adopted by
the BIA, see Guerrero v. Holder, 667 F.3d 74, 76 (1st Cir. 2012),
as well as the record and t... More...
   $0 (12-24-2017 - MA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSE ALEJANDRO VALDIVIAFLORES, AKA Francisco CruzMendoza United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Jose Valdivia-Flores is a Mexican citizen who entered the United States without inspection in 1995. In 1997, he was charged with and ultimately pled guilty to a violation of Washington’s drug trafficking statute, Wash. Rev. Code § 69.50.401. In his Statement of Defendant on Plea of Guilty, Valdivia-Flores described the crime he was being charged with as: “possession with intent to deliver— Heroi... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES MICHAEL WELLS United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Wells’ convictions arise out of the deaths of Richard W. Belisle and James A. Hopkins, federal employees and Wells’ co-workers at the United States Coast Guard (“USCG”) antenna maintenance facility, located at the USCG Communication Station (“COMMSTA”) on Kodiak Island, Alaska. COMMSTA consists of two main buildings: a large operations center, known as T1; and the antenna maintenance facility, or ... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - AK)

Paula Boyd v. David Freeman

In the underlying action, appellant Paula Boyd
asserted claims against respondent David Freeman
predicated on allegations of wrongful foreclosure. The trial
court sustained Freeman’s demurrer to Boyd’s first amended
complaint without leave to amend, reasoning that the
doctrine of res judicata barred her claims, in view of a
judgment in favor of Freeman and against Boyd in a... More...
   $0 (12-21-2017 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LEONARD OLIVER UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

Leonard Oliver pleaded guilty to attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500
grams or more of cocaine and was sentenced to ten years in prison, the mandatory minimum
sentence for the offense given his criminal record. See 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(B), 846.1
The district court entered its judgment on September 30, 2011. The following year, Oliver
filed a tLeonard Oliver ple... More...
   $0 (12-20-2017 - SC)

United States of America v. James Michael Wells District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Defendant-Appellant James Michael Wells (“Wells”) appeals from his jury trial convictions for two counts of First Degree Murder, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1111(a), (b); two counts of Murder of a Federal Employee, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1114, 1111; and two counts of Use of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence Resulting in Death, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924 (c), (j). Wells was se... More...   $0 (12-20-2017 - AK)

Patrick Skrabec v. Town of North Attleboro, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This appeal arises from the grant of
the Defendants’ summary judgment motion following the Plaintiffs’
failure to oppose the motion within the timeframe set by the
district court. The Plaintiffs, citing excusable neglect, sought
relief from the judgment pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil
Procedure 60(b)(1), which the court denied. Finding no error, we
affirm the judgment.More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - MA)

Roger Liverman and Aaron Liverman v. Denton County, Texas, Denton County Criminal District Attorney, Paul Johnson, Lara Tomlin, Rick Daniel, and Lindsey Sheguit

This case arises from an unfortunate family dispute among Appellants
Roger Liverman and Aaron Liverman, on the one side, and Katheryn Payne Hall
(Roger’s daughter and Aaron’s sister) on the other. The dispute is rooted in a
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
2
disagreement over mechanic’s liens filed by Appellants against Hall’s home in
2008. See Liverman v. State, 470 S.W.3d 831, ... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

Tracy Lynn McGrew Jr. v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont

McGrew filed a motion to suppress requesting the court to suppress evidence
seized pursuant to the stop, detention, or arrest of McGrew or connected with the
investigation of this case, including the controlled substance that was seized. The
motion also requested that the court suppress the testimony of Montgomery County
Sheriff’s Deputy Vasquez or any other law enforcement off... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Christina Calhoun Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison For Abusing Her Daughter

The State of Oklahoma charged Christina Calhoun, age 27, with child neglect in violation of 21 O.S. 843.5 (C) for failing to property care of her daughter. The child has cerebral palsy and weighed less than 20 pounds at age 5.

Title 21 O.S. Section 843.5 (C) provides:

C. Any parent or other person wh... More...
   $0 (12-12-2017 - OK)

Raymond Berthiaume v. David T. Smith and City of Key West Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Defendants David T. Smith and the City of Key West (collectively “defendants”) moved for panel rehearing of an opinion originally filed on October 5, 2017 and reported at __ F. App’x __, 2017 WL 4422465. Defendants also moved for publication of the opinion. We grant in part and deny in part the defendants’ motion for panel rehearing, grant the defendants’ motion for publication of the opinion, vac... More...   $0 (12-11-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Jose Alejandro Valdivia-Flores, a/k/a Francisco Cruz-Mendoza Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

We must decide whether a conviction for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute under Washington state law is an aggravated felony for purposes of federal immigration law.
I
Jose Valdivia-Flores is a Mexican citizen who entered the United States without inspection in 1995. In 1997, he was charged with and ultimately pled guilty to a violation of Washington’s drug tra... More...
   $0 (12-09-2017 - CA)

Optional Capital , Inc. v. Akin Gump Straus, Hauer and Feld, LLP

Optional Capital, Inc. (Optional or Plaintiff) sued
various entities and individuals, including DAS Corporation
(DAS) and its counsel—Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld
LLP (Akin) and Parker Shumaker Mills LLP, David Parker
and William Mills (collectively, Parker) (collectively with
Akin, Defendants)—for conversion and fraudulent transfer.
Plaintiff sought to recover from Defend... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - CA)

Milan James Brown v. Thomas J. Dart Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

 On July 19, 2013, Milan Brown was  sentenced to 300 days’ imprisonment for violating the terms  of his probation. At the sentencing hearing, the Illinois circuit  court specifically stated that Brown should be released in September 2013, after accounting for good‐time credit. However,  in August 2013, staff at the Cook County Jail informed Brown  that he would not be released until March. O... More...   $0 (12-07-2017 - IL)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DARRYL B. SHEARS Iowa Court of Appeals

In this appeal of a restitution order, we are asked to resolve whether it is
foreseeable that police officers would end a high-speed chase of the van driven by
Darryl Shears by hitting his van with their police vehicles. Because we find such
actions foreseeable, we affirm the restitution order.
On February 11, 2016, the City of Davenport filed a restitution claim for More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MARTEZ DEROY SMITH Jury convicts Martez Smith of murder

On November 25, 2014, Shawonyta Norman visited his sister, Latres
Johnson, at the home she shared with her boyfriend Martez Smith. At one point
in the afternoon, Johnson was putting up a baby gate to confine her two dogs when
Smith yelled at her and pushed her into the baby gate. She fell into the gate,
breaking it, and sustaining cuts on her ankle, arm, and neck. Soon after... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - IA)

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