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Marcus T. Threatt, Jr. v. State of Indiana

In December 2015, Threatt arranged that he and Keontez Malone would purchase marijuana from Threatt’s friend Charlie Fischbach. Threatt and Malone planned to take the marijuana without paying for it. When the three men met for the transaction, Fischbach resisted and Malone shot him. Fischbach died. [3] Threatt was charged with murder2 and dealing in marijuana, a Level 6 felony.3 In an op... More...   $0 (06-18-2018 - IN)

Marcus T. Threatt, Jr. v. State of Indiana

In December 2015, Threatt arranged that he and Keontez Malone would
purchase marijuana from Threatt’s friend Charlie Fischbach. Threatt and
Malone planned to take the marijuana without paying for it. When the three
men met for the transaction, Fischbach resisted and Malone shot him.
Fischbach died.
[3] Threatt was charged with murder2 and dealing in marijuana, a Level 6... More...
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Shawn M. Saylor v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

In June 2016, Brian Stem, a confidential informant, told Detective Steve
Coleman with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department that he could
purchase methamphetamine from Saylor. Accordingly, on June 15, Detective
Coleman initiated a controlled buy between Stem and Saylor.
[4] On that date, while in the presence of Detective Coleman, Stem placed a phone
call to Saylor’s... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. BRYAN M. PIERCE

Police officers were dispatched to Pierce's home after he called a suicide hotline
and said he was hearing voices, including his cat's, telling him to stab himself. When
officers arrived, Pierce told them the same. One officer asked Pierce if he wanted them
to check the residence to make sure nobody was inside to give Pierce "a little peace of
mind." Pierce agreed. Once ins... More...
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Walter Jason Hanicek v. The State of Texas

Deputy Eric Becker was on patrol in Fort Bend County, Texas shortly after midnight on December 8, 2015. Deputy Becker was driving his patrol car on the highway when he swerved to avoid a head-on collision with a vehicle traveling towards him in his lane. Deputy Becker turned to follow the vehicle and activated his emergency lights; the vehicle started to pull over but “continued to slow roll on ... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

Ex Parte Brandon Joseph Adams

In a single issue on appeal, Adams contends that the trial court erred when it denied habeas relief. Adams argues that the doctrine of collateral estoppel, as embodied in the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment, bars prosecution in this cause. See U.S. CONST. amend V. The Supreme Court determined years ago that the doctrine of collateral estoppel is embodied within the Fifth Amendment... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

Roy Michael Geisendorff v. The State of Texas

The record before us is, frankly, disturbing. We are provided both witness testimony about the events resulting in Appellant’s arrest and dash-camera stills and video records of a portion of those events. Abner Jonathan Enriquez worked as the manager’s right-hand man at the Albertsons Market Street in Odessa. On July 10, 2015, at a little after 12:00 p.m., he saw a man he identified as Appellant ... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

Chadwick Smith v. The State of Texas Ninth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

In his motion to suppress, Smith alleged that the evidence was seized pursuant
to an “illegal stop, detention and/or arrest.” According to Smith, the stop was without
probable cause or reasonable suspicion and any evidence seized or statements made
should be suppressed as fruits of an unlawful search and seizure.
At the suppression hearing, the State conceded that there was n... More...
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United States of America v. Alejandro Cota-Luna and Antonio Navarro-Gaytan Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Defendants Alejandro Cota-Luna and Antonio Navarro-Gaytan appeal their convictions and sentences for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at least 92 kilograms of a mixture or substance containing cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), and 846. For the reasons set forth below, we VACATE Defendants’ convictions and sentences and REMAND their cases with instructions f... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - OH)

Dawn D. Turnbull v. Lucerne Valley Unified School District

Plaintiff and respondent Dawn D. Turnbull sued defendants and appellants the
Lucerne Valley Unified School District (LVUSD), Tom Courtney, Suzette Davis, John
Buchanan, and Keri Gasper. Turnbull brought causes of action for (1) disclosing her
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private medical information (Civ. Code, § 1798.63); (2) invading her privacy (Pen.
Code, § 637.2); (3) interfering with her constituti... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JESSICA TEARNEY

Jessica Tearney appeals from the trial court's revocation of her probation in two underlying cases. On appeal, she argues that the trial court was without authority to revoke probation in her drug distribution case because the trial court failed to order a necessary intermediate sanction. We agree. She further argues that the trial court failed to offer a sufficiently articulated finding that her... More...   $0 (06-13-2018 - KS)

In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2013 in Sumner County, Kansas

As this court explained in detail in In re Equalization Appeal of Kansas Star Casino, 52 Kan. App. 2d 50, 52-55, 362 P.3d 1109 (2015), rev. denied 307 Kan. ___ (December 20, 2017), Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas and is located in the south central gaming zone. In April 2007 the Kansas Legislature enacted K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery A... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL DALE,

Christopher Dale appeals his convictions for aggravated robbery, charges that arose after he used a BB gun to take three cell phones and an iPod from three teenage boys at a skate park. Dale was convicted of two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of theft (one of the boys was off skating and thus wasn't threatened by the BB gun when Dale took that boy's cell phone). Dale argues that all o... More...   $0 (06-12-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Raman Handa District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this case, we affirm dismissal
of the added charge in a superseding indictment on Sixth Amendment
speedy trial grounds. On the facts of this case, we hold that the
constitutional speedy trial clock starts to run from the date of
the original indictment, rejecting the government's assertion that
it runs from the date of the charge first brought in the
superseding indictme... More...
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Livingston Manners v. Officer Ronald Cannella, Officer Karrie Sabillon and City of Hollywood Florida United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

In 2014, Livingston Manners was arrested by City of Hollywood police officers. An altercation ensued. Manners filed suit in federal court regarding the incident and now appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment against his claims -- federal civil rights claims for use of excessive force and for malicious prosecution as well as a companion state common-law claim for false arrest. Becau... More...   $0 (06-11-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Wenxia Man United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Wenxia Man appeals her conviction and sentence for conspiracy to export defense articles without a license or written approval in violation of the Arms Control Export Act, 22 U.S.C. § 2778; see also 22 C.F.R. §§ 121.1, 123.1, 127.1.
Case: 16-15635 Date Filed: 06/06/2018 Page: 1 of 44
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Her appeal requires us to decide whether sufficient evidence supports her conviction, including the d... More...
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Jyll Brink v. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

Jyll Brink appeals the district court’s dismissal of her putative class action
complaint. She argues that the district court erred in determining that her state law
claims for negligence and breach of contract against Raymond James and
Associates, Inc. (“RJA”) were precluded under Title I of the Securities Litigation
Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”), which prohibits class ac... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Richard Lebron Madden, Sr.

On December 1, 2014, the Rhea County grand jury indicted the Defendant with one count of possession of 0.5 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-17-417, -434. Prior to trial, the Defendant filed a motion to suppress evidence obtained during the traffic stop, and a hearing was held on February 5, 2016. I. SuppressionHearing Rhea County Sherif... More...   $0 (06-10-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Ernesto Delgadilo Rodriquez

At approximately 7:20 a.m. on July 9, 2014, Officers Frederick Kimber and Thomas Thurman of the Knoxville Police Department (“KPD”) responded to a 9-1-1 call of a domestic incidentinvolving an intoxicated individual. The officers were advised that the Defendant had a knife and had slashed the tires of a van. As they drove toward the
location, the officers were advised that the Defendant had... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Brian C. Frelix

This case arises from an October 12, 2013, home invasion in Williamson County, Tennessee. The Defendant and a co-defendant entered a residence where the victims, a husband, wife, and two minor sons were present. The Defendant held the victims at gunpoint while the co-defendant searched the housefor valuables. AWilliamson County grand jury returned a fourteen-count indictment against the Defenda... More...   $0 (06-10-2018 - TN)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BOBBIE SUE MADDLE Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

This case arises from the Defendant selling methamphetamine to an undercover
gent. For this offense, a Putnam County grand jury charged the Defendant with five counts of sale of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine and two counts of sale of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine.
The Defendant elected to plead guilty to the charges as a Range II offender with the trial court to determine... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. IAN HOLNESS Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

We recite the findings of fact made by the motion judge, supplemented by the evidence in the record that is uncontroverted and undisputed, or implicitly credited by him.2 Commonwealth v. Isaiah I., 448 Mass. 334, 337 (2007). On December 25, 2013, at approximately 4:04 A.M., the Boston police department responded to a 911 call reporting a person shot at a house party at 92 Wales Street in Dorches... More...   $0 (06-10-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Kenneth Allen Francis District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

A jury found Kenneth Allen Francis guilty on three federal firearms charges—
namely, two counts of making false statements to a firearms dealer, see 18 U.S.C.
§ 922(a)(6) and one count of unlawful disposition of a firearm to a felon, see 18
U.S.C. § 922(d)(1). Those charges stemmed from Francis’s straw purchase of two
FILED
United States Court of Appeals
Tenth Circuit
J... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROSCOE JEFFRIES

The Colerain Township Police Department began investigating Jeffries
on April 12, 2016, based on allegations, made by his daughter M.J. to her high school
counselor, that Jeffries was not sending his son J.J. to high school. At the time,
Jeffries lived on Elkhorn Drive with J.J., R.J., M.J., and his girlfriend Elizabeth Mehl
(“Liz”). When Detective Sean Maher went to the ho... More...
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QUINTEZE LATIKER vs. STATE OF IOWA

Following a bench trial in 2010, Latiker was convicted of several drug
charges. He appealed his convictions, raising a number of claims: (1) sufficiency
of the evidence, (2) “his trial counsel was ineffective for not obtaining a ruling on
the motion to dismiss for an alleged ninety-day speedy trial violation,” (3) “his right
to confront his accusers was violated,” and (4) “his... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - IA)

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