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STATE OF KANSAS v. DANIEL BARLETT

At trial, the witnesses presented varying and sometimes conflicting versions of the context that led to this prosecution. We have pared down the factual background to what we deem important for resolution of the issues.

Around 2007, Barlett and Chad Ford formed a rap group called Wicked Wayz. Unable to agree on finances, Barlett and Ford ended their venture in 2010 or 2011. Barlett cont... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. GREGORY MARK GEORGE, JR.

George was convicted by a jury of kidnapping, rape, aggravated robbery, and aggravated intimidation of a witness or victim. The basic facts as established in the direct appeal of his convictions include:

"R.L., a clerk at a Lansing convenience store, testified that on December 21, 2004, George entered the store, told R.L. he 'wanted the money,' and showed her a gun. R.L. handed George c... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Anthony L. Wells

The charges against Wells arose from the shooting death of Joshua Hartwig. A group of residents had gathered outside Hartwig’s apartment building after hearing a disturbance. Hartwig joined the group after the disturbance appeared to have ended, but several minutes later a man walked up and fired shots at the group. Hartwig was struck by a bullet and - 299 - Nebraska Supreme Court Advanc e Sheets ... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - NE)

United States of America v. Fausto Rivera-Rivera District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - Mexican Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Entering the U.S. After Removal

Fausto Rivera-Rivera, 37, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to illegally entering the United States after being removed or deported.

According to court records, Rivera-Rivera unlawfully entered the United States, was ordered removed to Mexico in 2013, and left. He did n... More...
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Michelle Dimanche v. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, et al. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Bay
Transportation Authority ("MBTA") appeals from the entry of a jury
verdict awarding over $2.6 million in damages to a black female
former employee who brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and Mass.
Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4. She alleges, inter alia, that her
supervisors at the MBTA conspired to terminate her employment
because of her race. The jury awarde... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUAN H. RAMOS

Ramos’s status as a career offender is dictated by his criminal record, which includes several prior felony convictions. First, in July 1998, Ramos “threw a brick at the nose of a 10-year-old child,” who then required medical treatment at a local hospital.1 As a result, Ramos pled guilty to aggravated assault in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court.2 Second, in October 1999, Ramos was app... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - PA)

ALEXINA SIMON —v.— CITY OF NEW YORK, FRANCIS LONGOBARDI, Queens County Assistant District  Attorney, DETECTIVE EVELYN ALEGRE, DETECTIVE DOUGLAS LEE

This case takes us to the intersection of an allegedly wrongful arrest and  detention on a material witness warrant, the Fourth Amendment, and qualified  immunity. Plaintiff Alexina Simon brought this action in the United States District  Court for the Eastern District of New York (Vitaliano, J.) under 42 U.S.C. § 1983,  claiming that a state prosecutor and two police officers falsely arrested and... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - )

MARCUS DEONTE STRONG v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Appellant challenges his sentences imposed after his open plea to the court, contending that the trial court relied on factors unsupported by the evidence in the case. The trial judge attributed to the defendant crimes for which he had not been arrested or charged, nor for which there was any evidence of his involvement. Consideration of unproven criminal activity violates due process. We there... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

Carlos G. Bertonatti vs. The State of Florida

At approximately 8:00 a.m., Bertonatti veered his vehicle into the bicycle
lane on Bearcut Bridge; struck and killed a bicyclist, Christophe Lecanne; failed to
stop or attempt to render aid to Mr. Lecanne; and subsequently fled from the police
when they pursued and tried to stop him with lights and sirens activated. The
evidence revealed that the impact to the bicycle and to ... More...
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Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC vs State of Florida, Agency For Health etc.

On September 13, 2017, AHCA issued the Immediate Moratorium on Admissions, which prohibited the facility from “admit[ting] for services any individual.” The order made the following factual findings: a. On September 10, 2017, [the facility] became aware that its air conditioning equipment had ceased to operate effectively. b. In addition to contacting the local electrical power provider, [the fa... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Kentrell Lebron Lindsey

The Defendant was charged with possession of dihydrocodeinone with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of oxycodone with the intent to sell or deliver, possession of a firearm with the intent to go armed during the commission of a dangerous felony, possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana, driving on a cancelled, suspended, or revoked license, and speeding. The Defendant entered ... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Dr. Mark Griffis Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Dublin, Georgia

Dublin, GA - Medical Doctor Found Guilty Of Conspiracy

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen, a federal jury convicted Eastman resident Dr. Mark Griffis, age 61, of conspiring to falsify documents pertaining to Department of Transportation mandated medical examinations of holders of commercial driver’s licenses.

Accordi... More...
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United States of America v. Ramon Cobena Duenas United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

After trial by jury, Ramon Cobena Duenas was convicted of conspiring to exchange counterfeit currency, and dealing in counterfeit currency, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 473. On appeal, Cobena Duenas challenges his convictions, claiming that the government failed to prove he knew the transaction involved counterfeit United States currency. After review, we affirm.
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The essential f... More...
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Jeffrey Cozzl v. City of Birmingham and Cedrick Thomas Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Jeffrey Cozzi was arrested for the robbery of one pharmacy and the attempted robbery of another. He was released after the police found no evidence linking him to the crimes. Cozzi sued Officer Cedrick Thomas, the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and several other law enforcement officers alleging, among other claims, a violation of his Fourth Amendment right to be free from what he contends was an un... More...   $0 (06-21-2018 - AL)

Jake Newland v. County of Los Angeles

An employee driving home from work on a day that he
did not have any job duties outside of the office injured a
third party. After a jury trial, the trial court imposed
liability on the employer based on evidence that the
employee regularly used his personal vehicle for work on
other days. The employer contends there was no substantial
evidence to support finding that the e... More...
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United States of America v. Shane Christopher Williams Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Pleads Guilty under Project EJECT to Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Shane Christopher Williams, 25, of Jackson, pled guilty on June 19, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On August 12, 2016, the Jackson Police Department stopped a vehicle on Capitol Street near Longino Street for making an ille... More...
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WARREN FRYER V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Melchizedek Fitzgerald contacted Lonnie Brand and made arrangements
to purchase marijuana. The two planned to meet near an apartment complex
in Radcliff, Kentucky, during the early morning hours of August 5, 2016. As
Fitzgerald got out of his vehicle and approached Brand, Fryer ~merged from /, behind the apartment building with a gun. Fryer aimed his gun at Fitzgerald.
Fitzgera... More...
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COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. KYLE D. THOMPSON

During the fall of 2010, Thompson (who was at that time twenty-years~
old) became enamored with Mindy,3 a student at North Hardin High School. ., On October· 17, 2010, Mindy, who was concerned about Thompson's recent
·behavior towards her, con~cted the police to inform th~m about information
displayed on his Facebook page. Thompson's Facebook page did not list his
real name, bu... More...
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THOMAS EDWARD DAVIDSON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Prior to trial, Appellant moved to sever .the robbery counts for separate
trials so he would not be required to simultaneously defend against thirty-one
counts of first-degree robbery. He argues on appeal that the trial court's
refusal to do so was an abuse of discretion. "The test for abuse of discretion is
whether the trial judge's decision was arbitrary, unreasonable, unfair... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Donald Davis, Jr. Dane County Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, WI - Man Found Guilty on Murder Charge

The State of Wisconsin charged Donald Davis, Jr. with first-degree intentional homicide, party first-degree reckless injury and eluding an officer as a result of the death of Clara Philumalee in August, 2017.

Jennifer Lovick and Kory Johnson were also charged.

Charges:

1 940.01(1)(a) 1st-Degree Intentional Homicide... More...
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Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Jennifer Csaszar District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Auto-Owners Insurance Company provided automobile insurance to Frank
and Nancy Csaszar and their daughter, Jennifer.1 But when that policy’s term
came to a close, Auto-Owners informed Mr. and Mrs. Csaszar that, because of
their daughter’s driving record, it would only renew their policy if it excluded her
from coverage. The Csaszars agreed. The policy accordingly included an
“e... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. NEEKO GORDON

On August 25, 2016, Robert Holsey (“Holsey”) agreed to purchase marijuana from Gordon. Holsey and Gordon knew each other from playing basketball at Trent Park. Nieves drove Holsey to the marijuana-purchase- meeting place on W. 38th Street in Cleveland. As Nieves and Holsey drove toward the meeting place, they saw Gordon, became suspicious, and started to drive away. Through the side mirror... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- SABIN J. SOWERS

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows: {¶4} On March 13, 2017, Ronald Scurlock noticed that large truck batteries were missing from pallets, as well as from various vehicles in and outside of the buildings on the premises of a business he owns in Trinway, Ohio. On March 14, 2017, he noticed more batteries missing. Scurlock started calling local scrapyards in search of the b... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- IVAN J. SMITH

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On July 13, 2016, Muskingum County Sheriff’s dispatch received a
complaint about the odor of marijuana coming from the residence located at 128 Hamline
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio. The complaint also stated that the occupants at the residence
were trafficking in drugs.
{¶5} Colleena Johnson ("Colleena") and Appella... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- ROBERT J. RAMSEY

On March 22, 2017, officers with the adult parole authority were
investigating reports of the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine involving two of
their parolees, Douglas Johnson and Douglas Baumgartner. The officers went to a
property owned by Mr. Johnson. The property contained a structure occupied by Mr.
Johnson, another structure occupied by Mr. Baumgartner, and a t... More...
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