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United States of America v. Karen D'Onofrio v. Vacation Publications, Inc. d/b/a Vacations To Go Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In this employment dispute, Karen D’Onofrio sued her former employer,
Vacations to Go (“VTG” or “Vacation”), a division of Vacation Publications, Inc.,
the largest seller of ocean-going cruises in the world, for interfering with her
rights under the Family Medical Leave Act. Vacation counter sued, alleging
that Karen and her husband, Michael D’Onofrio, breached Karen’s covenant
... More...
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Jesus Jose Herrera v. The State of Texas

Appellant and J.B. cohabitated. J.B. had a daughter while appellant had two
daughters. Each child lived with him and J.B. Eventually, the relationship between J.B.
and appellant ended. Thereafter, all three children accused appellant of sexual abuse.
Though he denied it when interrogated by an investigating officer and his two children
later may have vacillated on whether ... More...
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Ferrell Fitsgerld Johnson v. The State of Texas Farrell Johnson - Registered Sex Offender

Appellant Ferrell Fitsgerld Johnson attempts to appeal the judgment
adjudicating his guilt for failing to comply with his sexual offender registration
requirements for which he was sentenced on November 10, 2017, to serve one
year in jail. See Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. art. 62.102 (West Supp. 2017).
Because Johnson did not file a motion for new trial, his notice of appeal wa... More...
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George Matthew Sapp v. The State of Texas

Sapp lived with his common-law wife Priscilla2 and their three daughters:
Emily, who was seven years old; Brooke, who was six years old; and Allison,
who was five years old. While attending church, Sapp and Priscilla met a
nineteen-year-old woman named Dusti who told them that she was having some
problems at home, and they allowed her to move in with them.
Shortly afte... More...
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Jackie Wade Herrell Jr v. The State of Texas

On May 1, 2003, Herrell was convicted of sexual assault of a child under
seventeen years of age and sentenced to two years’ confinement. See Tex.
Penal Code Ann. § 22.011(a)(2)(A) (West Supp. 2017). As a result of that
conviction, he was required to register as a sex offender after his release. See
Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. arts. 62.001(5)(A), 62.051(a) (West Supp. 2017). ... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. MICHAEL GORDON BEAUCHMAN

Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(c)of ourInternal Operating Rules, we decide this
case by memorandum opinion, which shall not be cited and does not serve as precedent.
In the opinion of the Court, the case presents a question controlled by settled law or by the
clear application of applicable standards of review. The case title, cause number, and
disposition shall be includ... More...
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David Fischer v. Joannie Fischer

A 15-year marriage between appellant David Fischer and respondent Joannie
Fischer had its “ups and downs,” one down of which was David’s affair—an affair he
promised was “over.” David nevertheless petitioned for dissolution; Joannie resisted; and
the parties attempted reconciliation, in connection with which the trial court would later
conclude David gave “conflicting messages.” Me... 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 - )

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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STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS P. ODOM Rape and aggravated indecent liberties with a child

Though Odom's brief provides a limited sketch of the underlying facts, the circumstances prompting the State to charge Odom with four counts of rape and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child are immaterial for purposes of resolving Odom's issues on appeal. This court need only to address the procedural history of the case to provide a background for the legal challenges Odom rais... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

Erlis Joseph Chaisson v. The State of Texas

Chaisson was charged by indictment with five counts of aggravated assault of a
child and ten counts of indecency with a child by contact. See id. §§ 21.021, 22.11. Prior
to trial, the State waived several counts, leaving one count of aggravated assault of a
child and four counts of indecency with a child by contact. At the close of the State’s
case, appellant’s motion for di... More...
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United States of America v. Mohammed Jabbateh Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Former Liberian War Lord Known As “Jungle Jabbah” Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Immigration Fraud And Perjury

Mohammed Jabbateh, a violent and ruthless Liberian war lord also known as “Jungle Jabbah,” who had been living in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania was sentenced today to 30 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond. Jabbateh, 51, was found guilty ... More...
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United States of America v. Randell Lonjose District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Zuni Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Kidnapping and Sexual Abuse Charges

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Randell Lonjose, 35, an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo who resides in Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty on April 19, 2018 in federal court to kidnapping and sexual assa... More...
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Andrew Michael Psyk v. The State of Texas

At around 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 20, 2013, at least two
witnesses contacted 911 after observing a dark SUV driving erratically on Interstate
59 northbound. One witness stayed on the phone with the 911 operator and followed
behind the vehicle until a state trooper arrived on the scene.
When the trooper located the vehicle, he followed it for a short period of time ... More...
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United States of America v. Jerry Lynn "Jay" Gragg, Jr. Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Ex-Cop Sentenced to 100 Months For Sexually Assaulting Woman During Traffic Stop

The United States of America charged Jerry Lynn "Jay" Gragg, Jr., age 40, with one count of aggravated sexual abuse in violation of 18 U.C.C. 2241.

Gragg was a member of the Savanna Police Department in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma at the time of the alleged crime.... More...
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United States of America v. Douglas Dane Jones District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Tsaile Man Sentenced to 20 Years’ Imprisonment for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Child Pornography

Douglas Dane Jones, 41, of Tsaile, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 20 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by lifetime supervised release with mandatory sex offender registration and conditions. Jones had previously pleaded guilty to sexual abuse ... More...
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Samuel Hal Wade v. The State of Texas 65 Years: Judge Goodwin Drops the Hammer on Sex Offender By Revoking Probation

Appellant Samuel Hal Wade was placed on deferred adjudication community
supervision after he pled guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child for sexual
abuse perpetrated against his two biological daughters. See Tex. Penal Code § 22.021(a)(1)(B),
(2)(B); Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 42A.101. Subsequently, the trial court granted the State’s 1
motions to adjudica... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DEREK ALAN GORMLY

Gormly was convicted of one count of lewd and lascivious behavior and one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Gormly's victim was his then-girlfriend's younger sister, D.S., who was 13 years old at the time of the offenses. Gormly was 26 years old at the time. Gormly allegedly engaged D.S. in sexually inappropriate behavior at various times in the fall of 2012. Specifically, she a... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

DAVID CROTHERS v. STATE OF KANSAS

On September 16, 2011, in 11CR322, Judge Timothy J. Chambers of the Reno District Court sentenced Crothers to 102 months in prison but granted Crothers a downward dispositional departure to probation and assigned him to intensive supervision with community corrections for 36 months. On February 24, 2012, in 11CR749, Judge Joseph L. McCarville III, of the same court, sentenced Crothers to 46 months... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JERRID LOGAN

On July 7, 2015, the State charged Logan with the following: (1) one count of aggravated kidnapping, a severity level 1 person felony in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5408(b); (2) one count of rape, a severity level 1 person felony in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5503(a)(1)(A); (3) two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, each severity level 1 person felonies in violation of K.S.A. 2015... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

Tracey K. Kuehl v. Pamela Sllner Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tracey K. Kuehl (Tracey), Lisa K. Kuehl (Lisa), Kris A. Bell, Nancy A.
Harvey, John T. Braumann, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (plaintiffs) brought
suit against Pamela Sellner, Tom Sellner, and Cricket Hollow Zoo (defendants) under
1The Honorable Richard W. Goldberg, United States Court of International
Trade, sitting by designation.
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the Endangered Species Act, 16 U... More...
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CHRISTOPHER L. WAISNER v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2011, Waisner was convicted of various sex crimes in Shawnee County District Court. The underlying facts relating to the criminal case were summarized by this court in Waisner's direct appeal:

"This case involves allegations of sexual abuse lodged against Waisner by his daughter, T.G. Specifically, T.G. alleged that when she lived with Waisner during a period between May 2008 and J... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. HERSHEL A. KEMP

A jury sitting in Lyon County District Court convicted Defendant Hershel A. Kemp of committing multiple sex crimes, including several off-grid felonies, against K.R., his wife's minor daughter. Kemp has appealed, claiming numerous errors in the eight-day trial. Although Kemp received something short of a perfect trial, we find he received a fair trial, and the law requires no more than that. See... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TONY JAY MEYER

In February 2013, 18-year-old Meyer sodomized his 7-year-old foster sister. The State charged him with one count of aggravated criminal sodomy, and later added a single count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Both crimes are off-grid person felonies. K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5504(c)(3); K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 21-5506(c)(3).

The State and Meyer entered into a plea agreement. Meyer a... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

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