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Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
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Marc Grenier v. JHOC, Inc. d/b/a Premier Transportation and Eulogio Colon Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

New Haven, CT - Marc Grenier sued JHOC, Inc. d/b/a Premier Transportation and Eulogio Colon on auto negligence theories.

03/19/2018 47 ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez to conduct a settlement conference.
Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 3/19/2018.(Pipech, L.) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
03/23/2018 48 ORDER: A settlement conference is scheduled for 5/11/2... More...
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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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Metlife Life and Annuity Company v. Connecticut v. Uzo Akpele, J.E.A., et al. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Plaintiff MetLife Life and Annuity Co. of Connecticut (“MetLife”) initiated this interpleader action under Rule 22 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and sought to pay into the registry of the district court the proceeds of an insurance policy on the life of Dr. Ignatius Akpele, deceased. The defendants named by MetLife were Uzo Akpele (the widow of Dr. Akpele), J.E.A. (a minor child of Dr. A... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - GA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DON CHARLES BALL

The charges against Ball arose out of his handling of funds belonging to Richard White III. Richard had suffered a severe head injury in 1979 that left him with diminished mental capacity.

In 1992, Richard was placed in an adult group home operated by Tri-Ko, Inc. Originally, Richard's parents were named as guardians and conservators for him, but after both parents had died, Richard's ... More...
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Billy Richard Glaze vs. State of Minnesota

In 1989, following a jury trial, Billy Richard Glaze was convicted of multiple counts
of first degree-murder during a sexual assault and second-degree intentional murder for the
deaths of three Native American women. The three women had each been beaten to death
and were left naked and posed with large sticks protruding from their vaginas. The bodies
were discovered at differ... More...
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John Doe v. Eric Holcomb Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

John Doe, whose legal name is Jane
Doe,1 is a transgender man residing in Marion County, Indiana.
Though Doe is originally from Mexico, the United States
granted him asylum in 2015 because of the persecution he
might face in Mexico for being transgender. But this suit arises
out of Doe’s treatment in the United States. He alleges that he
faces harassment and discrimination ... More...
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Darrell Chissoe v. Ryan Zinke Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Paul Chissoe applied to transfer restricted Indian land he owned (the Property)
to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in trust. When Mr. Chissoe died, the BIA
Superintendent of the Okmulgee Agency (Superintendent) terminated his application.
His son, Plaintiff Darrell Chissoe, asked the Superintendent to reinstate the
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application and to complete the transfer.1 The Superintend... More...
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United States of America v. Leaford George Cameron Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Jury Convicts Attorney-Imposter Who Operated Fraudulent Nationwide Law Practice

A federal jury on February 13, 2018 returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Leaford George Cameron, 65, of Burlington, New Jersey, in connection with his operation of a fraudulent nationwide law practice. Cameron was convicted of one count of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, and ... More...
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United States of America v. Leaford George Cameron Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Philadelphia, PA - Jury Convicts Attorney-Imposter Who Operated Fraudulent Nationwide Law Practice

A federal jury on February 14, 2018 returned guilty verdicts on all counts against Leaford George Cameron, 65, of Burlington, New Jersey, in connection with his operation of a fraudulent nationwide law practice. Cameron was convicted of one count of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, and ... More...
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Judy Mae Greer v. David Lynn Vandevender and Donna Lee Vandevender Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia - Charleston, West Virginia

Petitioners Judy Mae Greer, William Charles Vandevender, Judith Kay Newbrough, Daniel T. Vandevender, Dallas E. Vandevender, Jo Ann Rae Giraldi, and Douglas P. Vandevender, by counsel John J. Wallace, IV, appeal the order of the Circuit Court of Pocahontas County that dismissed their claims of tortious interference, undue influence, fraud, and civil conspiracy. Respondents David Lynn and Donna Van... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - WV)

John Lane v. Joan Bell

To prevail in a malicious prosecution action under California law, a malicious
prosecution plaintiff (the defendant in the underlying action) must show that (1) the
plaintiff in the underlying action pursued a claim with subjective malice, (2) the claim
was brought without objective probable cause, and (3) the underlying action was
terminated on the merits in favor of the defendant... More...
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Estate of Kirk Kerkorian, Deceased - Una Davis v. Anthony Mandekic, as Executor, etc. Los Angeles County Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Probate Code section 11704 requires an executor to obtain
court permission before taking sides in a proceeding to determine
who is entitled to a distribution of estate assets. We are asked to
decide whether the probate court complied with the statute’s
requirements when it allowed the executor of Kirk Kerkorian’s
(Kerkorian’s) estate to oppose a petition filed by Kerkorian’sMore...
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United States of America v. Penny S. Davis Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - Former Paralegal Sentenced To Federal Prison For Embezzlement From Two Law Firms

Court finds vulnerable victims targeted

A North Carolina resident was sentenced on January 12, 2018 to 65 months in federal prison on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Penny S. DAVIS, 57, of Cary, North Carolina, was sentenced on January 12, 2018, by the H... More...
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Thomas J. Litterer and Mary L. Litterer vs. Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC

This case requires us to determine the legal relationship between the recording
deadline for a lis pendens in Minn. Stat. § 582.043, subd. 7(b), and the excusable neglect
provision in Minn. R. Civ. P. 6.02.
Enacted by the Legislature in 2013, Minn. Stat. § 582.043 (2016) requires mortgage
servicers to notify mortgagors of loss mitigation options before referring the mortgage f... More...
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Doreen Smith v. Roger Jones Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Officer Roger Jones fatally shot Kenneth Smith, who was
then age 20. A jury awarded Smith’s estate $5,500,000, which the district court reduced to
$4,000,000. Jones appeals, arguing, among other things, that Smith’s claims are time-barred and
that the district court made various errors during the trial. We reject his arguments and affirm.
I.
In the early morning of March 10, 20... More...
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State of Ohio v. Christopher E. Cashin

Cashin was convicted for sexually abusing P.B., who was then ten years old, on the night of April 19 and 20, 2008. On that night, P.B. slept at the home of his
maternal uncle, Joseph Midlick. Cashin and Midlick were good friends, and Cashin also stayed overnight at Midlick's home on April 19 and 20, 2008. While P.B. was sleeping in the basement, Cashin came downstairs. Cashin removed his ... More...
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Janie Meza v. The State of Texas Cadena Reeves Justice Center - San Antonio Court of Appeals

Sometime after 11:00 p.m., Walter Ortiz Gonzalez, an employee of the InTown Suites
hotel, received a telephone call from a guest, who was concerned about a “little girl” running
around in the building. Upon investigation, Mr. Gonzalez saw a little girl running around in the
building and climbing on the third floor balcony. Mr. Gonzalez stated he did not see an adult with
the ... More...
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Lisa Jacob v. David Jacob

{¶1} Lisa Jacob appeals a judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas,
Probate Division, that granted summary judgment to David Jacob, Trustee of the Juanieta L.
Jacob Revocable Living Trust. For the following reasons, this Court affirms.
I.
{¶2} Juanieta Jacob created a revocable living trust that named her daughter Lisa as the
successor trustee. A few years later she ... More...
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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: PAUL L. KURTH Montana Supreme Court

Paul L. Kurth (Kurth) died in January 2000 at the age of 82. Kurth never married
or had children. He was, however, survived by nine nieces and nephews, including
Sinda, a niece, and Barstis, a nephew. For the last several years of his life, Kurth lived
with Sinda and her husband Marty Puryer (Marty) (together, the Puryers). O n
February19, 1998, two years before Kurth’s dea... More...
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State of Ohio V. Lowell W. Ludwick Man convicted of trying to find hitman to kill his wife

On April 28, 2016, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Ludwick for one count of conspiracy in connection with a plot to hire someone to murder his wife. (Apr. 28, 2016 Indictment at 1-2.) A trial began in the case with jury selection on February 6, 2017. (Tr. Vol. I at 5, filed on May 15, 2017.) The three witnesses who testified during the trial were the detective who investigated the case,... More...   $0 (11-12-2017 - OH)

Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

These matters are before the court on the respondent’s Petition for Panel
Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc. We also have responses from the petitioner and the
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, in addition to amici curiae briefs from the
United States and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. We also have several motions pending
seeking to file additional amici curiae briefs.
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Stara Orien v. Mista L. Lutz

Defendants Mista L. Lutz and Russell A. Howells appeal
from an order granting attorney fees to plaintiff Stara Orien,
respondent here, after the trial court entered an interlocutory
judgment of partition in her favor. The trial court found that an
attorney fee provision in an earlier settlement agreement among
the parties applied to the partition action, and thus awarded allMore...
   $0 (11-04-2017 - CA)

Jose Francisco Aviles v. Tracy J. Swearingen

In this case of first impression, we apply newly
enacted Probate Code section 21310. If, in theory, this could lead
to a debatable result, so be it. There is no “play in the joints” in
probate law, as Chief Justice Rehnquist would say. We “strictly”
follow probate law as given to us by the Legislature. (Estate of
Shellenbarger (2008) 169 Cal.App.4th 894, 896.)
Tracy J. Swea... More...
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In Re: Fundamental Long Term Care, Inc. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This case has a complex procedural history lasting more than a decade and spanning several state and federal venues. It began when the estates of several deceased nursing-home patients (the “Estates” or “Appellants”) brought a series of wrongful-death suits against a network of nursing homes. These suits collectively resulted in $1 billion in empty-chair judgments against the network. In an effort... More...   $0 (10-21-2017 - FL)

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