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STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRETT PRESLEY KRAFT

The underlying facts supporting the criminal charges are taken from the affidavit of probable cause filed with the district court. On May 12, 2016, Haley Fryback went to the hospital after Kraft physically abused her during an argument in their mutual home. Fryback reported that Kraft hit, choked, and kicked her in the throat. He also prevented her from leaving the residence when he locked her key... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

CITY OF LEAWOOD v. JENNI J. LEE

On February 3, 2015, the City of Leawood charged Lee with first-offense DUI and preliminary screening refusal. Lee was convicted as charged following a bench trial in the Leawood Municipal Court. She subsequently appealed to the Johnson County District Court. Lee filed a motion to suppress, alleging that law enforcement lacked reasonable suspicion to stop and detain her. The district court held a ... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. LEROY K. BRIGGS

Leroy K. Briggs appeals from what he claims to be an erroneously imposed sentence. He argues that the sentencing court erred in classifying his two prior Missouri convictions for resisting or interfering with arrest under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 575.150 (2000 and 2012 Supp.) as person offenses for criminal history purposes. The sentencing court based its ruling on its determination that the Missouri cr... More...   $0 (04-20-2018 - KS)

Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
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Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
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United States of America v. Randell Lonjose District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Zuni Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Kidnapping and Sexual Abuse Charges

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Randell Lonjose, 35, an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo who resides in Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty on April 19, 2018 in federal court to kidnapping and sexual assa... More...
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Andrew Michael Psyk v. The State of Texas

At around 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 20, 2013, at least two
witnesses contacted 911 after observing a dark SUV driving erratically on Interstate
59 northbound. One witness stayed on the phone with the 911 operator and followed
behind the vehicle until a state trooper arrived on the scene.
When the trooper located the vehicle, he followed it for a short period of time ... More...
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Truitt Russell Cook v. The State of Texas

Appellant does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence so we will mention
only so much of the background facts as necessary for our disposition of his issues. On
February 12, 2015, appellant and Tianna Insall robbed the A1 Smoke Shop in rural
Tarrant County. They wore dark glasses and bandannas. Appellant carried what the two
store employees called “a gun.” Once insid... More...
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Bruce Ray Blackwell v. The State of Texas

At around 2:00 a.m. on July 20, 2015, Gillespie County Sheriff’s Deputies Justin Cole and
Johnny Gorden (jointly, the “deputies”) observed a truck towing a trailer turn onto a county road
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at a high rate of speed. The deputies followed the truck and found it pulled over on the side of the
road. The deputies observed Bl... More...
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Neal Everett Bland v. The State of Texas

On the morning of December 21, 2012, Godwin Mathew picked up Joshua
Woods so they could go to Willowbrook Mall and purchase several pairs of limited
release Air Jordan Retro 11 shoes. After they made their purchases and were exiting
the mall, a young man approached them and asked to buy one of their pairs of shoes.
Mathew quoted a price but the man declined to buy them. When... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SHANE TRAVERS GARRETT

Garrett does not claim the district court erred in treating his California crime as a felony. He limits his argument to whether his California crime should be treated as a person crime. He claims that Kansas does not have a comparable burglary statute, so his California conviction must be classified as a nonperson crime.

Garrett raises an issue of statutory interpretation under the Ka... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. LUKE REED

In 1982, a jury convicted Reed of one count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of rape. The district court sentenced Reed to 15 years to life imprisonment for the rape charge and life imprisonment for the aggravated kidnapping charge, with the sentences to run consecutively.

Reed filed a direct appeal arguing only that the district court abused its discretion by allowing an amendm... More...
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Tracey K. Kuehl v. Pamela Sllner Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tracey K. Kuehl (Tracey), Lisa K. Kuehl (Lisa), Kris A. Bell, Nancy A.
Harvey, John T. Braumann, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (plaintiffs) brought
suit against Pamela Sellner, Tom Sellner, and Cricket Hollow Zoo (defendants) under
1The Honorable Richard W. Goldberg, United States Court of International
Trade, sitting by designation.
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the Endangered Species Act, 16 U... More...
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Achikam Shapira v. Lifetech Resources

Appellant Achikam Shapira sued his former employer,
Lifetech Resources, LLC, for breach of an employment contract.
The case proceeded to a bench trial; the parties presented their
evidence and rested. The parties and court agreed that the
parties would submit closing arguments in written briefs. Before
Shapira submitted his closing argument brief, he requested that
the cour... More...
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United States of America v. Eugene Enrique Corona District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Reno, Nevada

Reno, NV - Reno Man Sentenced To A Total Of Over 16 Years In Prison For Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine After High-Speed Police Chase

A wanted fugitive who shot at law enforcement during a high-speed chase through the northeast Reno area was sentenced today to 175 months in federal prison.

Eugene Enrique Corona, 35, of Reno, pleaded guilty in November 2017, t... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TERRY B. CLEATON

The stipulated facts are in the record and need not be repeated here, as the parties are bound by their submission to the court. Highly summarized, the facts show that on December 21, 2013, while Cleaton was driving his van near the intersection of Central and Hillside in Wichita, a Wichita police officer saw Cleaton's van crash into a dark colored SUV. The SUV stopped, but Cleaton did not. The of... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. GERARDO G. SAUCEDO

Saucedo's prior Washington felony conviction was for a residential burglary under Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 9A.52.025(1). On appeal he argues that the district court erred in classifying this prior conviction as a person felony. He claims that because two elements of the Washington conviction are broader than the elements of the comparable Kansas crime, the district court engaged in improper judicial... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DERRICK D. WATIE

When a Wichita police detective heard loud music and strong bass notes coming from a primer-colored pickup truck as it headed down the street towards him, he watched as it started to back into the driveway of the house where he was standing. By ordinance, Wichita has prohibited loud noises coming from a vehicle that is plainly audible more than 50 feet from the vehicle. The detective did not recog... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER BOOTHBY

On June 8, 2014, Boothby arrived at the home of Gena and Jason Burnett. Jason and Boothby are first cousins. Gena was home at that time and saw Boothby's truck pull
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into the driveway. Boothby sat in his truck for quite a while but eventually entered the house and came to the kitchen. He opened the refrigerator and started looking through it. Gena and one of her sons asked Boothby quest... More...
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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)

ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
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AVENTURA H. PALOMO, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMING Wyoming Supreme Court

In the early morning hours of September 29, 2015, Officer Lisa Koeppel of the Cheyenne Police Department responded to a call from dispatch concerning a fight between Appellant and his brother. When she arrived, the two men ran. She ordered them to stop, then gave chase. Appellant attempted to enter his residence, but she stopped him from doing so. He then turned toward her, grabbed her ballis... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - WY)

CASEY SHELDON WOODS a/k/a CASEY WOODS v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Doris Tenner and Pierre Tenner were married and lived at Fourteen Hampton Court
in Natchez, Mississippi. Doris’s and Pierre’s marriage became volatile over time and
eventually deteriorated. Some time after Doris and Pierre separated, Doris began dating
Woods in April 2015.
¶5. On May 4, 2015, Pierre called Doris, but she did not answer the phone. Later, Pierre
came home fr... More...
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OHNTAY AMOS DORTCH vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Johntay Amos Dortch appeals the judgment and sentence entered after a jury found him guilty of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer by driving at high speed or with wanton disregard for the safety of other persons or property (count one), resisting an officer without violence (count two), leaving the scene
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of a crash causing damage to other attended property (coun... More...
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DANNY L. BURROW V. J.T. WHITE HARDWARE & LUMBER

On October 31, 2003, Rick Tubbs, owner of J.T. White Hardware & Lumber
Company, filed a motion for default judgement against Danny and Shena Burrow. On July
1, 2004, the Craighead County Circuit Court granted the motion and awarded Tubbs
$9,127.92 in damages plus interest and $1,000 in attorney’s fees. The circuit court also
ordered the Burrows to file a verified affidavit of ... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - AR)

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