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Frederick Wendell Thomas v. State of Tennessee

The Shelby County Grand Jury charged the petitioner with one count each of first degree premeditated murder and employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. Following a jury trial, the petitioner was convicted as charged of first degree murder. The trial court imposed a sentence of life imprisonment and dismissed the firearm charge. This court affirmed the conviction and sen... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

RICK POIRIER v. PROCESS EQUIPMENT CO. OF TIPP CITY

On June 8, 2016, Poirier filed a complaint against PECo for monetary
damages and equitable relief, based on PECo’s alleged breach of Poirier’s
manufacturer’s representative agreement. The complaint alleged four causes of action
against PECo: breach of contract; conversion of fees paid by Poirier’s clients; violation of
the statutory duty in R.C. 1335.11 when PECo failed to pay... More...
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Michael Easley; Stephania Session v. City of Riverside; Sergio Diaz; Silvio Macias Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Riverside, California

On December 22, 2011, Michael Easley (“Easley”) was shot three times by Officer Silvio Macias (“Macias”) following a traffic stop. Based on his resulting injuries, which include permanent physical disability and paralysis, Easley filed this action alleging that Macias violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 through the use of excessive force. The district court sua sponte ordered an evidentiary hearing regardin... More...   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Michael Benaroya v. Bruce Willis

Benaroya Pictures (Benaroya) contracted with Westside
Corporation (Westside) to pay the well-known actor Bruce Willis, the
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president of Westside, to perform in a movie to be produced by
Benaroya. After a dispute arose regarding Willis’ payment, Willis and
Westside (collectively respondents) commenced arbitration proceedings
against Benaroya, pursuant to the arbitration c... More...
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Rodney Sanchez Lopez v. The State of Texas Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals

Lopez was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin (four grams or more, but
less than 200 grams).1 A jury found him guilty and Lopez was sentenced to fifteen years’
imprisonment. Lopez appeals his conviction based on the trial court’s denial of his (1) motion for
continuance of the trial, and (2) motion to suppress.
The Stop
On July 19, 2013, Trooper John Da... More...
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Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
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Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
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Luke Gonzalez v. The State of Texas

Gonzalez was charged by indictment with burglary of a habitation with the intent to
commit aggravated assault, a first-degree felony. See id. § 30.02(a)(1) (West, Westlaw
through 2017 1st C.S.). At trial the State put on testimony from the homeowner Joanna
Villapando and the complainant of the aggravated assault, Rueben Granado.
Villapando testified that Gonzalez is her daug... More...
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Kimmy McNair and Larry McNair v. Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals We Turn Your Successes Into Marketing Call Today! 888-354-4529

This matter is before this Court upon a June 9, 2017, order of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit certifying the following question:
Whether West Virginia law permits a claim of failure to warn and negligent misrepresentation against a branded drug manufacturer when the drug ingested was produced by a generic manufacturer.
By order dated August 30, 2017, this Cou... More...
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Christopher Roberts, et al. v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis,
Congress created the Federal Housing Finance Agency
(the Agency) and authorized it to place into conservatorship
two critical government‐sponsored enterprises—the Federal
National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan
Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Fannie Mae and
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Freddie Mac. 12 U.S.... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. MICHAEL CORY KELSO-CHRISTY

In April 2015, Michael Kelso-Christy created a fake Facebook profile of a man, S.P., who had attended his high school. Posing as S.P., KelsoChristy began to send Facebook messages to women who also attended school with S.P. The messages informed women that S.P.’s profile had been hacked and that he had created a new one. Then, Kelso-Christy would attempt to solicit nude photographs or propositi... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

ROBERT LEE PATE JR. vs. STATE OF IOWA COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

Des Moines police officers obtained a search warrant based on information
provided by a confidential informant. They executed the warrant on an apartment
and found Pate and a woman inside with eighty-one grams of crack cocaine, as
well as cocaine salt, marijuana, and a large amount of cash.
The State filed criminal complaints against Pate but dismissed them without
pre... More...
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State of Missouri v. Travis W. Williams

In November 1996, Williams, then 26 years old, pleaded guilty to first-degree
statutory sodomy for inserting his thumb in a minor child’s vagina. He was sentenced to
five years in prison but, after completing a 120-day program in a sex offender assessment
unit, execution of his sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation for five
... More...
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D'Arquez Quajon Tennon v. The State of Texas

In July 2016, a Hopkins County grand jury returned an indictment against Tennon charging
him with the offense of manslaughter. The indictment stated,
D[’]ARQUEZ TENNON, hereinafter styled defendant, on or about the 5th day of June, 2016, and before the presentment of this indictment, in said County and State, did then and there recklessly cause the death of an individual, namely, Enriqu... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ANGEL RODRIGUEZ COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

Angel Rodriguez argues that his sentence is illegal because the district court erred when it classified his prior New Jersey conviction for "assault with intent to rape" under N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:90-2 as a person felony for criminal history purposes. He further argues that the State breached its plea agreement with him during sentencing. For reasons set out below, both of Rodriguez' arguments ar... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - KS)

MOSES MITCHELL v. STATE OF FLORIDA

After a guilty verdict, Appellant filed a timely motion for new trial. He asserted that the verdicts were contrary to the weight of the evidence and specifically requested the trial court to “assess the verdict in light of the weight and credibility of the evidence.” The trial court denied the motion, verbally stating, “[a]ll right, I’ll note your motion and objections and at this time I’ll deny... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - FL)

Dale E. Kleber v. CareFusion Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

The key provision of the Age
Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 prohibits
employment practices that discriminate intentionally against
older workers, and prohibits employment practices that have
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a disparate impact on older workers. 29 U.S.C. § 623(a)(1),
(a)(2); Smith v. City of Jackson, 544 U.S. 228 (2005). The central
issue in this appeal is ... More...
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SOPHAL PHON V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Phon, a member of a gang, entered the home of Khatnphao
Phromratsamy and Manyavanh Boonprasert in August 1996. At the direction
of the gang leader, Phon killed Khamphao and Manyavanl;l, execution style. He
also shot their twelve-year-old daughter in the head but she miraculously
survived. Phon claimed that the then twenty-six-year-old leader of the gang
had instructed him ... More...
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State of Nebraska v. James Cotton

On August 7, 2015, Cotton shot and killed Trevor Bare.
During the evening prior to the shooting, Bare saw Cotton in
the apartment immediately above his own. Because Cotton and
Bare had a negative history together, Bare confronted Cotton
and an argument ensued. After the initial altercation, Bare and
his girlfriend, McKayla Burnette, left the apartment house. A
couple of hou... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. DENNIS JUDSON MATTHEWS

At the time of the underlying conduct, Matthews and Rebecca Matthews1 lived in Richmond with their four children. Their oldest daughter, Karen,2 was four years old at the time; daughter Sara was two years old; and their son Leon was one year old. In addition to their three infants, Matthews and Rebecca had a threeweek-old newborn, daughter Alice. On the morning of August 18, 2012, Matthews was h... More...   $0 (04-22-2018 - )

JAMES LARAIL SHARP, JR. v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant was charged in the Sebastian County Circuit Court with one count of
murder in the first degree, a Class Y felony; two counts of aggravated robbery, a Class Y
felony; and one count of kidnapping, a Class Y felony. The charges arose from an event
that occurred on January 23, 2016, and the victim was identified as Kaleb Glenn Watson.
Bailey Smith testified that on Janua... More...
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ST. BERNARD PORT, HARBOR & TERMINAL DISTRICT Vs. VIOLET DOCK PORT, INC., LLC

Since the early 1980s, Violet Dock had owned and operated a 75-acre
private industrial port on the Mississippi River in St. Bernard Parish (the
“Property”). Until 2009, Mr. Ruppel was a shareholder/member of Violet Dock.
At that time, Mr. Ruppel was nearing 90 years old, and he divested himself of his
minority interest in Violet Dock.
In December 2010, St. Bernard Port f... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS PHARAOH BRAZELL

On August 22, 2014, defendant was charged by grand jury indictment with
(Count 1) attempted first degree murder, (Count 2) aggravated rape,2 and (Count 3)second degree kidnapping of K.H.3 At his arraignment on August 27, 2015,
defendant pled not guilty to all charges. On January 5, 2016, the State amended
Count 1 of the indictment from attempted first degree murder, a violation of... More...
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PATRICK WHIGHAM v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Patrick Whigham appeals the administrative suspension of his driver's license by the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDR).

Whigham was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). He was read a 2013 version of the DC-70 implied consent advisories, which included the criminal penalties found facially unconstitutional in State v. Ryce, 303 Kan. 899, 368 P.3d 342 (2016) (Ryce I), aff'd ... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - )

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