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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...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Randall Charles Tucker, a/k/a "Bitcoin Baron"

Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Emergency Communications System and Other Municipal Websites

An Arizona man was sentenced on June 18, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona, for directing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at the computer networks of the City of Madison, Wisconsin.

Randall Charles Tucker, aka “Bitcoin Ba... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - AZ)

STATE OF OHIO v. SCOTT A. STEIN

On November 9, 2016, Chief of Police Glass of the Village of Botkins
received a phone call from an officer at the Wapakoneta Police Department
regarding a woman named Megan Donnelly, for whom there was an active warrant
for theft, and requested his assistance in obtaining her. Chief Glass was informed
that Donnelly was en route to a local motel, driving a white Ford Expeditio... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

CAROLYN LAWSON v. SIMMONS SPORTING GOODS, INC.

We first briefly reiterate the facts of this case as discussed in Lawson I. This lawsuit
stems from a premises-liability suit. Lawson is a resident of Ashley County, Arkansas.
Simmons operates a retail sporting-goods store located in Bastrop, Louisiana. This is the
corporation’s only store, and it has never operated a store in Arkansas. It is a Louisiana
corporation with its pr... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - AR)

Esther Hill White v. Life Insurance Company of North America Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Esther White, the beneficiary of David White’s life-insurance policy, appeals a summary judgment granted in favor of the insurer and plan administrator, Life Insurance Company of North America (“LINA”), on her claim for benefits. LINA had denied benefits on the ground that David’s death was caused in part by intoxication or drug abuse. Finding that LINA abused its discretion in denying benefits, w... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - LA)

Adrian Camacho v. Target Corporation

Plaintiff Adrian Camacho appeals from a judgment entered after the trial court
granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Target Corporation (Target) on
Camacho's causes of action for discrimination based on sexual orientation, harassment
causing a hostile work environment, failure to prevent harassment and discrimination,
retaliation, constructive termination in violation of ... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - CA)

Timothy Rush v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

This case arises out of an August 8, 2017 investigation by the Kokomo police
department into a possible hit-and-run car crash. Officers arrested Rush, and
the following day the State charged him with Count 1 operating a motor vehicle
after forfeiture of license for life, a Level 5 felony;1 Count 2 possession of a
controlled substance, a Level 6 felony;2 Count 3 false informing... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - IN)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ROBERT CHRISTOPHER CARROLL Iowa Court of Appeals

On the evening of September 16, 2016, Sarah and Cory Nibbelink were
driving through Sioux Center with their two young children when a loud motorcycle
drew their attention. The motorcycle “jumped a curb” on the left side of the road
and passed them on the driver’s side in a residential area. Once the motorcycle
pulled in front of the Nibbelinks, it was “kind of swerving into t... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - IA)

GAYNELWYN SONNIER V. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT Consolidated With MARILYN CLARK V. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, ET AL. Consolidated With ELWOOD SONNIER V. THE UNOPENED SUCCESSION OF LACY N. JOHNSON, ET AL.

This case involves a tragic accident on Louisiana Highway 10 in
Allen Parish near Oakdale. Two young women in their early twenties were killed
when their vehicle failed to navigate a curve in the road, traveled across the
opposing lane and its shoulder, and hit a tree stump in the ditch opposite their lane
of travel. The driver of the vehicle was Lacy Johnson. Her passenger ... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - LA)

Cheryl Dalton v. Teva North America, et al. Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cheryl Dalton appeals the sum-mary judgment entered against her in this products liability case. The district court held that Dalton’s claims failed under Indiana law because she did not provide expert evidence on
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 No. 17-1990
the issue of causation. Dalton contends that she did not have to provide expert evidence because... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - IN)

John C. Stojetz v. Todd Ishee, Warden Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

On April 25, 1996, while incarcerated at Madison Correctional Institution, John C. Stojetz and five other inmates stormed a unit housing the State’s juvenile
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offenders. State v. Stojetz, 705 N.E.2d 329, 333–34 (Ohio 1999). After overpowering the guard, Stojetz and the others proceeded to the cell of 17-year-old Damico Watkins, with whom they had ha... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - OH)

James Gund v. County of Trinity

This lawsuit alleges that a Trinity County deputy sheriff phoned citizens James
and Norma Gund -- who do not work for the County -- and asked them to go check on a
neighbor who had called 911 for help likely related to inclement weather. The Gunds
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unwittingly walked into a murder scene and were savagely attacked by the man who
apparently had just murdered the neighbor and her... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. EDWARD LEO RUGGIERO Kansas Court Of Appeals

On November 3, 2013, around 2 p.m., Ruggiero was involved in a vehicular collision in Douglass, Kansas. Ruggiero's 2002 Dodge truck collided with a legally parked 2013 Ford pickup. The force of the collision tore off a front wheel of Ruggiero's truck. The truck then traveled through a front yard and then crashed into a house. Alan Butcher, the owner of the 2013 Ford pickup was watching a Chiefs' f... More...   $0 (06-05-2018 - KS)

State of Tennessee v. Curtis Morris

On January 8, 2013, a Shelby County grand jury returned indictment No. 1300001, charging the defendant with first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child abuse, first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child neglect, aggravated child abuse of a child eight years of age or less, and aggravated child neglect of a child eight years of age or less. The victim in the... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO vs. KAREEM WALTON

The instant matter arose from a July 9, 2016 incident during which appellant crashed
his vehicle into a tree in the Glenville neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side. Five victims
were injured during the crash, and three of the five victims died from the injuries they sustained.
{¶3} On July 26, 2016, in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-607989-A, appellant was indicted
with three count... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

Susanna Conlin v. State of Indiana Indiana Court Of Appeals

Susanna Conlin appeals from her conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person,1 a Class A misdemeanor. She argues the trial
court erred by misapplying a statutory presumption in favor of the State and by
abusing its discretion in the admission of evidence.
[2] The following issues are presented for our review:
1. Did the trial court misapply a stat... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - IN)

ANTHONY R. BORKOVEC vs. DISH NETWORK CORPORATION and GALLAGHER BASSETT SERVICES, INC

On July 26, 2009, a drunk driver crossed the centerline and hit Borkovec’s
vehicle head-on. The crash resulted in significant work-related injuries to Borkovec
and killed the other driver’s son. Borkovec’s right femur, patella of his right knee,
and right heel bone were fractured; he suffered contusions to his chest, broken
ribs, and nerve damage in his right knee and foot. ... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - IA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DEXTER ALLEN

On July 30, 2015, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant, Dexter
Allen, on two counts of second degree murder (counts one and two), violations of
La. R.S. 14:30.1, and 21 counts of simple burglary (counts five through 23), in
violation of La. R.S. 14:62.1 Defendant pled not guilty at his arraignment on
September 11, 2015. On October 11, 2016, the matter proceeded to... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - )

DOMINO’S PIZZA, LLC. v. YVONNE WIEDERHOLD, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. WIEDERHOLD

In January 2011, Richard Wiederhold swerved into the median to avoid a vehicle
that had pulled out in front of him. His vehicle drifted through the median and back across
the roadway, flipped over once or twice, and came to rest in a ditch. The collision
immediately rendered him a quadriplegic. The other vehicle was driven by Jeffrey Kidd,
who was delivering pizza for Domino... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - FL)

DENNIS R. LANE v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

After Lane's license was suspended in an administrative proceeding before the Kansas Department of Revenue, he sought review in the district court. That court then heard the matter independently, and it heard evidence and made factual findings. We therefore must accept the factual findings of the district court so long as they are supported by substantial evidence. Swank v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

Christopher Ryan Wall v. The State of Texas

Rita Deysarkar was critically injured on February 6, 2015 in a collision involving appellant.
Appellant was travelling at a speed of more than 110 mph in a 40 mph speed zone when he hit
Deysarkar’s vehicle near the driver’s side door as she was driving through an intersection. Four
hours after the crash, appellant’s blood-alcohol content was .11.
Several witnesses testified a... More...
   $0 (05-10-2018 - TX)

Lenworth Bailey v. Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC, Air Methods Corporation United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

The Airline Deregulation Act (“ADA”) provides that “a State, political
subdivision of a State, or political authority of at least 2 States may not enact or
enforce a law, regulation, or other provision having the force and effect of law
related to a price, route, or service of an air carrier.” 49 U.S.C. § 41713(b)(1).
This language expresses a broad preemptive intent that encompass... More...
   $0 (05-09-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Isaac Basilio Rosas Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY - First Defendant Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison Following Drug Bust on Private Plane

Isaac Basilio Rosas, 33, of Los Angeles, was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison, by Chief United States District Judge Karen K. Caldwell, for conspiracy to transport at least five kilograms of cocaine.

Basilio previously admitted that, on April 21, 2017, he and three other pass... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - KY)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRIAN ROZELL

On March 2, 2015, the Clark County Grand Jury returned a two-count
indictment charging Rozell with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol
(“OVI”) and endangering children.1 The OVI charge included a specification under R.C.
2941.1413 indicating that Rozell has, within the past twenty years, been previously
convicted of or pled guilty to five or more OVI o... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - OH)

Bobbi Lynn Bean v. The State of Texas

Around 10:00 p.m. on March 17, 2016, Douglas Scheets was sitting in his
living room when he heard a loud crash outside. When he stepped outside to
investigate, he discovered Appellant sitting in her SUV in a roadside ditch.
Scheets observed that the car had sustained substantial damage—he testified
that it appeared to have struck a large oak tree on his property hard enough t... More...
   $0 (04-29-2018 - TX)

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