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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS JUAN SALINAS Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

Defendant, Juan Salinas, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
defendant, Lance Cowans. On March 12, 2015, the St. Charles Parish District
Attorney filed a bill of information charging defendant with possession with intent
to distribute marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(A)(2). On April 7, 2015,
defendant was arraigned and entered a plea of not guilty. On Febru... More...
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Tamara Baskin v. Hughes Realty, Inc.

In the underlying action for disability discrimination,
appellant Tamara Baskin alleged that respondent Hughes
Realty, Inc. (Hughes) violated the California Disabled
Persons Act (DPA) (Civ. Code, §§ 54-55.3.) by providing no
designated and accessible path of travel for persons with
disabilities within the parking lot of a grocery store.1
Sppecifically, she alleged that unde... More...
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Seifullah Abdul-Salaam v. Secretary of Pennsylvania Depart of Corrections, et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

A jury found petitioner Seifullah Abdul-Salaam, Jr. (“Abdul-Salaam”) guilty of first-degree murder, robbery, and conspiracy after a six-day trial in March 1995 in the Court of Common Pleas of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. After a one-day penalty phase hearing in which Abdul-Salaam’s counsel presented three mitigation witnesses, the jury sentenced Abdul-Salaam to death. Abdul-Salaam, after exhau... More...   $0 (07-12-2018 - PA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS LANCE COWANS

Defendant, Lance Cowans, was arrested on February 1, 2015, along with
Juan Salinas. Defendant was charged with possession of more than sixty but less
than two thousand pounds of marijuana in violation of La. R.S. 40:966(F) (count
one), and possession of Schedule II controlled dangerous substances3 in violation
of La. R.S. 40:967(C) (count three).4 On April 7, 2015, defendant ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS NATASHA G. POIRIER

At the Gwen’s Law hearing, the State made argument to the trial court and
admitted several exhibits; it did not call witnesses. In its argument, the State asserted
that on the morning of April 25, 2018, Defendant hit her mother with a closed fist,
strangled her until she nearly asphyxiated, and then prohibited her from leaving the
residence. Four and a half hours after the in... More...
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Dennie Thurman Howell Jr v. The State of Texas

J.J. Rosabel, the complainant in this cause, was twelve years old at the time
of trial. Howell was J.J.’s neighbor and a friend of J.J.’s mother, T.H., who
occasionally cleaned Howell’s house. Howell had an open door policy, and J.J. and
T.H. came in and out of his home as they pleased. There were several occasions
where J.J. spent the night at Howell’s home at J.J.’s request. ... More...
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Larry Don Lorenz v. The State of Texas

The State charged appellant with possession of a controlled substance,
specifically, more than four but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine.1 It also sought
to enhance his punishment based on a prior felony conviction for engaging in organized
criminal activity.2 Appellant waived arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty.
The case was called for a jury trial on December... More...
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Hilario Santiago-Batista v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas

YT, the complainant, lived in a house with Mother, Father, older Brother, Uncle, and two
men who paid rent to Father to share a bedroom in the house. The renters, appellant and a man
everyone called Pana, would sometimes eat meals with YT’s family. Pana had been a family
friend for many years, and lived with the family for several years before appellant had moved in.

Al... More...
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Enrique Arochi v. The State of Texas

Paulina Petrosky and the victim in this case, Christina Morris, were friends from Allen
High School. Petrosky graduated in 2010, one year after Morris, and the two had remained friends.
Petrosky, an account manager for an insurance company, lived in an apartment complex located
at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas, a mixed-use residential and commercial property with
shops,... More...
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Deborah Mclear-Gary v. Emrys Scott Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Deborah McLear-Gary appeals from a judgment declaring her prescriptive and
implied easement extinguished by adverse possession. She contends the trial court erred
in finding that defendants Emrys Scott, Freyja Scott and Sophia Scott (the Scotts)
established an essential element of adverse possession—the “timely” payment of taxes
during the five-year statutory period. (See Code Civ.... More...
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Emma Cehovic-Dixneuf v. Lisa Wong Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
(ERISA) requires administrators
of employee benefit plans to comply with the documents
that control the plans. 29 U.S.C. § 1104(a)(1)(D). In the
case of life insurance policies, that means death benefits are
paid to the beneficiary designated in the policy, notwithstanding
equitable arguments or claims that others... More...
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United States of America v. Jamie Brooks Franklin Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Clayton Man Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography

Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced JAMIE BROOKS FRANKLIN, 37, of Clayton to 180 months in prison, 10 years of supervised release for the Receipt of Child Pornography (CP). FRANKLIN pled guilty to the charge on January 23, 2018.

On September 19, 2014, Xoom.com, an online internation... More...
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Jose Luis Morales v. 22nd District Agricultural Association Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In this appeal, we must determine whether a state entity whose employees are
exempt from state law requiring the payment of overtime compensation is nevertheless
required to pay overtime compensation to such employees when the state entity jointly
employs the employees with a non-state employer. Although we concluded in a prior
appeal in this case that the matter should be remanded... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CARLOS AGUIAR, ALSO KNOWN AS LOS United States Court of Appeals FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

In superseding indictments, Aguiar and five co-defendants were charged with RICO and armed bank robbery conspiracies, two armed bank robberies, three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two counts of possession or use of a fully automatic assault weapon in connection with a crime of violence in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(B)(ii). Earlier Aguiar had rejected... More...   $0 (07-10-2018 - DC)

United States of America v. Robert M. Purinton District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, KS - Former Kansas CPA Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Return

A former Kansas CPA was sentenced on July 9, 2018 to a year and a day in jail and ordered to pay the cost of his imprisonment, which could be an estimated $34,000. In addition, the accountant was ordered to pay $106,055 in restitution for unpaid taxes.

Robert M. Purinton, 70, Fountain Hills, Ariz., plead... More...
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United States of America, ex rel. Gerald Polukoff v. St. Marks Hospital, et al. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

This is a qui tam action alleging violations of the False Claims Act (“FCA”), 31
U.S.C. §§ 3729–33, involving fraudulent reimbursements under the Medicare Act, 42
U.S.C. §§ 1395–1395ccc. Plaintiff Gerald Polukoff, M.D., is a doctor who worked with
Defendant Sherman Sorensen, M.D. After observing some of Dr. Sorensen’s medical
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practices, Dr. Polukoff brought this FCA action, o... More...
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Silvan Warnick v. Bradford Cooley; Robin Wilkins; Ethan Rampton; Mark Knighton; Jeffrey Hall District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Silvan Warnick brings this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 malicious prosecution case
and a number of state law tort claims against several Salt Lake County
prosecutors and investigators. He claims he was falsely accused of tampering
with evidence that led to the filing of criminal charges against him that were later
dismissed.
The district court granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss, and... More...
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DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, et al.

San Francisco, CA - Dewayne Johnson sued Monsanto Company and others on personal injury product liability theories claiming that he developed cancer as a direct result of coming into contact with Roundup at work.

2018-07-09 JURY TRIAL SET FOR JUL-09-2018 CONTINUED TO JUL-10-2018 AT 9:00 AM IN 504 FOR PLAINTIFFS CASE IN CHIEF. JUDGE: S. BOLANOS; CLERK: R. GOULDING; REPORTER: LESLIE ROCKWO... More...
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Richard Paul Fisher v. State Personnel Board

While serving as an administrative law judge for the State Personnel Board (SPB),
Richard Paul Fisher joined the law firm of Simas & Associates as “of counsel.” Simas
& Associates specialized in representing clients facing administrative actions, including
those heard by the SPB. Indeed, the Simas law firm represented a CalTrans employee in
a high-profile case that was being heard ... More...
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State v. Michael Patino

A little after five o’clock in the evening on Sunday, October 4, 2009, a six-year-old boy
named Marco Nieves was pronounced dead at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. According to the
autopsy performed by then-Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Rhode Island, Thomas
Gilson, M.D., the cause of death was peritonitis, which is a medical term that describes
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inflammation aro... More...
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Tradarius Parker a/k/a Tradarius Keonta Parker a/k/a Tradarius K. Parker v. State of Mississippi;

On April 27, 2016, three men broke into Jessica Joe-Cabblah’s home in Claiborne
County. At trial, Joe-Cabblah told the jury that the men held her at knife point and proceeded
to take possessions from her home. Joe-Cabblah admitted that the home was dark at the time
and that she could not distinguish the exact identity of the assailants. Joe-Cabblah, however,
told the jury at tri... More...
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Christopher Lee Thompson a/k/a Christopher Thompson a/k/a Christopher L. Thompson v. State of Mississippi

Around 5:30 a.m. on March 4, 2014, Thomas James called 911 and reported that he
believed that his brother-in-law, Thompson, had killed someone. The dispatcher later
testified that Thompson told James that “[Thompson] thought he killed [Thomas Harlow
because] he had pushed his eyes into the back of his head.” James gave the dispatcher
Thompson’s address, and authorities were dispa... More...
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Welford Lee McCarty a/k/a Levi McCarty a/k/a Pork Chop v. State of Mississippi

McCarty manufactured methamphetamine on his property in rural Greene County.
In early 2013, McCarty learned that his friend Donovan Cowart was working with law
enforcement as a confidential informant. McCarty told Cowart that he wanted to show him
a hole that he had dug on his property for use in his meth operation. McCarty, along with
Robert Stevens and David Allen, picked up C... More...
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ichael Donaldson a/k/a Michael Paul Donaldson a/k/a Mike Donaldson v. State of Mississippi

During an investigation for child pornography, the Mississippi Attorney General’s
Cyber Crime Unit (the “Cyber Crime Unit”), through Investigator Kyle Moore, obtained a
warrant to search Donaldson’s residence. Investigators seized over thirty items of digital
evidence; these items included a Dell laptop that was found on the toilet in the master
bathroom (“Laptop 1”) and a Dell la... More...
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Jerry Page a/k/a Jerry Abram a/k/a Jerry Abrams v. State of Mississippi

On Labor Day morning, September 1, 2014, a thoroughly burned, still smoldering
pickup truck was found on East Reservoir Road in rural Marion County. A burned human
body was in the bed of the truck. The truck was identified as a white Ford Ranger owned by
Billy Paul Cooper. The body was identified as Billy Paul Cooper’s son, Ryan Cooper.
¶4. Investigator Jamie Singley of the Mari... More...
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