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James Dee Brewer, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Garland Police Officer Aaron Radney arrived at a Super 8 Motel looking for an unnamed
female on a matter unrelated to this case. After inquiring about the woman’s whereabouts, the
motel’s manager directed him to room 318 where he encountered Appellant James Brewer, who
answered the door. Officer Radney noticed that Appellant was holding a methamphetamine pipe
in his hand and ... More...
   $0 (01-17-2018 - TX)

William Childress v. The State of Texas Third Court of Appeals, Austin, Texas

The jury heard evidence that, on the evening of March 13, 2016, Childress was in the
crowded Sixth Street entertainment district in downtown Austin during the South by Southwest
music festival. Officer John Evers testified that he first encountered Childress after a disturbance
arose between Childress and a security guard working outside of a restaurant. According to
Officer Ever... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Paul Suarez Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

A jury convicted Paul Suarez for his involvement in a drug trafficking
conspiracy and for firearms offenses. Suarez appeals contending that the
convictions were not supported by sufficient evidence. He also asserts that the
district court erred in imposing a 120-month (ten year) mandatory minimum
prison sentence for possession of a sawed-off shotgun in furtherance of a drug
tra... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - TX)

State of Tennessee v. Mario Donte Keene Mario Keene Sentenced To Life In Prison

Amanda Harris, who was charged with felony murder for her participation in the victim’s death, testified at trial that, prior to her participation in the offenses at issue, she was addicted to crack cocaine and Xanax. She stated that she had taken drugs since she was in the eighth grade and that she had previously been convicted of theft, domestic violence, and reckless endangerment with the use ... More...   $0 (01-13-2018 - TN)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. RUSSELL RAY BERTRAM

To escape abject poverty, Leonila Stickney came to the United States from the Philippines in 2004 as the 22-year-old, mail-order bride of 73-year-old David Stickney (“Stickney”). In October of the same year, Stickney and Leonila had a son. The three lived together in Bridgewater, where Leonila worked at a nursing home. Every month, Leonila sent $300 of her earnings to help support her family st... More...   $0 (01-11-2018 - )

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)

State of Tennessee v. Joshua Michael Stewart Child rapist to serve 33-year prison term

In this case, the Defendant was indicted for rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. The victimwas ages seven and eightat thetime of the incidents and was the Defendant’s stepsister.
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The victim testified that her birthday was December 12, 2000, that she was age fifteen at the time of the trial, and that she was in the tenth grade. She said that sh... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - KYLE W. M. STARKEY

On September 2, 2015, the Ashtabula County Grand Jury issued an
Indictment, charging Starkey with Murder (Count One), an unclassified felony, in
violation of R.C. 2903.02(A); Murder (Count Two), an unclassified felony, in violation of
R.C. 2903.02(B); Felonious Assault (Count Three), a felony of the second degree, in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1); Tampering with Evidence (Cou... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - OH)

Kristen Elizabeth Wagner vs State of Florida

On the night of July 26, 2014, Appellant and her husband got into an argument
that turned violent. Appellant had been drinking (she said she had two rum-and
cokes; he said she had as many as five), and the husband claimed that she was the
aggressor. However, the husband admitted that during the argument, he held
Appellant down on the bed, pushed her to the floor, and took her ... More...
   $0 (12-31-2017 - FL)

Richard Paul Kay v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with aggravated assault on a public servant and evading arrest or detention. An enhancement paragraph alleged a prior felony conviction. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to aggravated assault on a public servant and “guilty” to evading arrest or detention. After hearing evidence and arguments, a jury found Appellant “not guilty” of aggravated assault on a public... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - TX)

Benjamin Wayne Deckard v. The State of Texas 12th Court of Appeals Curthouse in Tyler, Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with three counts of the offense of possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance: methamphetamine in an amount of 200 grams or more but less than 400 grams;1 cocaine in the amount of four grams or more but less than 200 grams;2 and heroin in an amount of one gram or more but less than four grams.3 Further, in a separate count, he was charged by... More...   $0 (12-28-2017 - TX)

Ryan John Kelley v. The State of Texas Ryan Kelley found guilty of attempted capital murder of a peace officer

In the early hours of January 6, 2015, Jennifer Bentley and her live-in boyfriend,
appellant, got into an argument at their home in Pampa, Texas. A friend arrived and the
three smoked methamphetamine. The friend left, appellant went to sleep, and Bentley
began packing her daughters’ bags and preparing to leave. When Bentley’s two children
woke, she and the children left for ... More...
   $0 (12-27-2017 - TX)

Mark Alan Norwood v. The State of Texas Mark Norwood found guilty of 2nd murder, sentenced to life

As set out above, Norwood was charged with the capital murder of Baker. The
offense was alleged to have occurred in January 1988, but Norwood was not charged with the
offense until more than two decades later. During the nine-day trial, many witnesses were called to
the stand, and the following summary comes from the testimony presented at trial.
At the time of the offense, Baker... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - TX)

JORDY ROUSSE Vs. UNITED TUGS, INC

In this maritime personal injury case, plaintiff/appellant, Jordy Rousse
(“Rousse”), appeals the district court’s April 19, 2017 judgment granting the
motion for partial summary judgment filed by defendant/appellee, United Tugs,
Inc. (“United”), and dismissing Rousse’s claims for maintenance and cure. For the
reasons that follow, we convert the appeal to an application for supe... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. ANTHONY BAUMAN State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit

By bill of information dated December 1, 2015, the defendant was charged
with one count of purse snatching, a violation of La. R.S. 14:65.1.1 The defendant
pled not guilty to the charges and proceeded to a jury trial on June 1, 2016. On the
day of trial, the defendant filed numerous motions, including a motion for a twelve
person jury and a motion for the court to instruct th... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

United States of America v. Kirk Patrick Keshler Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Garland Independent School District Employee Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Offense

Kirk Patrick Keshler, 60, of Garland, Texas, appeared on December 19, 2017 in federal court in Dallas and pleaded guilty, before U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. Horan, to one count of transportation of child pornography.

Keshler faces a maximum penalty of not less than f... More...
   $0 (12-25-2017 - TX)

STATE OF IOWA vs. RICHARD GENE SHAWHAN Man jailed for busting head open with bat

On December 21, 2014, Shawhan did not return to the Fort Des Moines
residential correctional facility. At that time, Butts and Kimberly Goemaat-Clark
(Clark) were living together in an apartment and were allowing Brian Mabrier and
Nicole Martin to stay with them. While on escape status, Shawhan occasionally
stayed with Butts and Clark.
On December 26, Butts, Clark, Ma... More...
   $0 (12-24-2017 - IA)

Jacqueline Benjamin v. B & H Education, Inc. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Plaintiffs are students of cosmetology and hair design at
schools in California and Nevada operated by defendant B&H
Education, Inc., under the name of Marinello Schools of
Beauty. Plaintiffs claim that they are employees within the
meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), and
under California and Nevada state law, on the ground that
much of their time is spent in ... More...
   $0 (12-20-2017 - CA)

The People of the State of Colorado v. Joshua Epps

The People charged Epps with attempting to influence a public servant, stalking,
and harassment, in connection with threatening Facebook messages that Epps had
allegedly sent his probation officer. The case proceeded to a two-day jury trial. At trial,
the People called four witnesses, including the probation officer’s husband, William
Washburn, who testified to the emotional ... More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - CO)

Allison D. Lozano v. The State of Texas Cadena Reeves Justice Center - San Antonio Court of Appeals

On June 6, 2013, Allison D. Lozano pled guilty to the third degree felony offense of
Harassment of a Public Servant and was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment, plus a $1,500 fine.
See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 22.11(a)(2), (b) (West Supp. 2016). The trial court suspended
Lozano’s sentence and placed her on community supervision for a term of six years. The State
filed a serie... More...
   $0 (12-17-2017 - TX)

HUNG LE V. THE STATE OF TEXAS

Without an agreed recommendation as to punishment, appellant Hung Le
pleaded guilty to the offense of aggravated assault on a public servant. See TEX.
PENAL CODE §§ 22.01, 22.02. After a presentence investigation, the trial court
found appellant guilty and sentenced him to life in prison. Appellant’s original
appointed counsel on appeal filed a motion to withdraw along with a b... More...
   $0 (12-16-2017 - TX)

STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS AKANDO DUCKSWORTH Akando Ducksworth gets 12 years for 2015 machete attack in Metairie daiquiri bar

On November 10, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant, Akando Ducksworth, with one count of attempted
second degree murder of Joshua Hardin, in violation of La. R.S. 14:27 and 14:30.1.
Defendant pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on December 11, 2015.
The matter proceeded to trial before a twelve-person jury on August 30... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - LA)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company v. Hart High-Voltage Apparatus Repair and Testing Co., Inc.

Plaintiff Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) sued defendant HART HighVoltage
Apparatus Repair and Testing Co., Inc. (HART) for negligently servicing a large
transformer at a hydroelectric power plant and for damages under Public Utilities Code1
section 7952. PG&E alleged it incurred dirct and indirect costs of approximately $8.1
million.
HART filed a motion for summary adj... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - CA)

Brian Christopher Keith v. The State of Texas Murder trial of Hardin man accused of revenge killing of baby ends with hung jury

The complainant N.K., born on May 31, 2013, was the infant daughter of S.K.1
While Keith was listed on N.K.’s birth certificate as the father, it was uncontroverted
that he was not the biological father of the child. During an extended period of
absence from the home by Keith, S.K. had an affair with another man, which
produced the child. There was testimony at trial that Keith... More...
   $0 (12-12-2017 - TX)

David Skillin v. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

David Skillin brought a Private Attorneys General Act lawsuit against his former
employer Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego (Rady) for alleged violations of the
California Labor Code. Skillin claimed Rady made unauthorized payroll deductions from
his wages, resulting in higher than desired contributions to his retirement plan.
2
(Lab. Code, §§ 221–224.) He also claimed Rad... More...
   $0 (12-09-2017 - CA)

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