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Jonathan Arvizu v. City of Pasadena

Plaintiff and Appellant Jonathan Arvizu sued the City of
Pasadena after he fell over a retaining wall located beside a
recreational trail in the City’s Arroyo Seco Natural Park,
resulting in devastating personal injuries. Arvizu had entered the
Park in the dark, pre-dawn hours, while it was closed, in order to
go “ghost hunting” with a group of friends. While taking a
short... More...
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Phil A. Smallwood v. The State of Texas

On June 2, 2016, the State charged appellant with capital murder by causing
the death of Jonathan Wilkerson while in the course of committing or attempting to
commit robbery.2 Appellant pleaded not guilty, and the case proceeded to trial.
On the evening of October 13, 2014, Wilkerson and his girlfriend, Quathanna
Lee, drove to the home of Roy Robinson, the best friend of Wil... More...
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On December 20, 2017, Respondents Michael O. Thompson, Mary Lynn Peacher, and Ray H. Potts (collectively, Proponents) filed Initiative Petition No. 416, State Question No. 795 (IP 416) with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. IP 416 would create a new Article XIII-C in the Oklahoma Constitution. IP 416 contains 8 sections, which Proponents assert will levy a new 5% gross production tax on oil and gas... More...   $0 (03-23-2018 - OK)

Covina Residents for Responsible Development v. City of Covina, City Ventures, Inc. Real Parties in Interest

In this CEQA1 action Covina Residents for Responsible
Development (CRRD) appeals from the trial court’s denial of its
petition for writ of mandate seeking to overturn the City of
Covina’s approval of a 68-unit, mixed-use, infill project2 located a
quarter-mile from the Covina Metrolink commuter rail station.
CRRD contends the project’s significant parking impacts required
t... More...
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Jaime Gonzalez v. Owens Corning Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This appeal involves a putative class action brought by consumers in four states who alleged that Appellees Owens Corning and Owens Corning Sales, LLC (collectively, Owens Corning) sold defective roof shingles and misrepresented the shingles’ expected useful life. Appellants challenge an order of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania denying class certification.... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

Nicole Haberle v. Officer Daniel Troxell Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Timothy Nixon was a troubled man. After stealing a firearm, he told his partner, Nicole Haberle, that he was going to commit suicide. When a police officer employed by the Borough of Nazareth learned of that threat, he did not wait for trained crisis support professionals but instead knocked on the door of the apartment where Nixon was located and announced his presence. Nixon immediately shot him... More...   $0 (03-22-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Ryan Faulconer District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Nashua Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Ryan Faulconer, 25, of Nashua, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison for illegal possessing firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Faulconer purchased eight firearms in a two-week period between April and May of 2016. At the time he purchased the fir... More...
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Paul Dunn v. Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Resort and JFBB Ski Areas, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Scranton, PA - Paul Dunn sued Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Resort and JFBB Ski Areas, Inc. on personal injury negligence theories.

Date Filed # Docket Text
02/23/2018 18 PRETRIAL MEMORANDUM by Paul Dunn. (Cullen, Joseph) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
02/23/2018 19 PRETRIAL MEMORANDUM by JFBB Ski Areas, Inc., Jack Frost Big Boulder Ski Resort. (Hinkle, Anthony) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
0... More...
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Sly Maples was tried for abuse of a child and felony murder. He was convicted of abuse of a child and sentenced to 136 months' prison based on a criminal history score of A. These charges stem from incidents that occurred between January 19, 2015, and January 20, 2015, that ultimately lead to the death of A.D.

On January 19, 2015, Maples choked and shook A.D. causing severe bruising a... More...
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After pleading nolo contendere to premeditated first-degree murder and aggravated robbery, Pruitt was originally sentenced in 1999 to a life sentence for the murder and a consecutively imposed upward durational departure sentence of 178 months' imprisonment for the aggravated robbery. The departure sentence was vacated on appeal. State v. Pruitt, 275 Kan. 52, 60 P.3d 931 (2003). At resentencing, t... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


Pursuant to a plea agreement, Hill was convicted by the Geary County District Court of three counts of aggravated assault arising out of an incident on April 22, 2014. The sentencing court found that Hill's criminal history score was A, based in part on classifying three prior Missouri second-degree burglary convictions arising out of a 2004 case as person offenses. The sentencing court followed t... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


Derrick Buell seeks review of the Court of Appeals' determination that the district court correctly classified two prior Florida burglary juvenile adjudications as person felonies when calculating Buell's criminal history score under the revised Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA). State v. Buell, 52 Kan. App. 2d 818, 377 P.3d 1174 (2016). Buell argues, inter alia, that the Florida crimes were... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


Charles H. Moore seeks review of the Court of Appeals' determination that the district court correctly classified a 1984 first-degree burglary conviction in Oregon as a person felony when calculating Moore's criminal history score under the revised Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA). State v. Moore, 52 Kan. App. 2d 799, 377 P.3d 1162 (2016). Moore argues, inter alia, that the Oregon crime wa... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - KS)


The facts are mostly undisputed, except whether Gonzalez knew his gun was loaded as events unfolded.

Gonzalez and his friends—Levi (the victim), Bailey Bishop (Levi's sister; Gonzalez' girlfriend), Jeff Swisher (Levi's step-brother), and Zachary Cashman— attended various New Year's Eve parties. At some point, the four men wanted to return to the first party and Gonzalez drove them. Cash... More...
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Matthew C. McGlynn v. State of California

In this mandamus proceeding, six judges who were elected to the superior court in
mid-term elections in 2012, but who did not take office until January 7, 2013, maintain
they are entitled to benefits under the Judges’ Retirement System II (JRS II)1
as in effect
at the time they were elected, rather than at the time they assumed office. This is a matter
of considerable importanc... More...
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Randy D. Sturgis seeks review of the Court of Appeals' determination that the prosecutorial error in closing argument was harmless and that the district court correctly classified a 2007 Michigan home invasion conviction as a person felony when calculating Sturgis' criminal history score under the revised Kansas Sentencing Guidelines Act (KSGA). State v. Sturgis, No. 112,544, 2015 WL 9286956 (Kan... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)


Patton pled guilty to aggravated assault and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon. His criminal history score was A. At sentencing in February 2014, the State presented an agreed motion to the district court asking for a downward dispositional departure to probation. The district court reluctantly granted the motion and sentenced Patton to 24 months' probation with an underlying 43-month pr... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)

J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC v. City of San Jose

Plaintiff SV Care operated a medical marijuana collective in a commercial zoning
district in San Jose. Plaintiff J. Arthur Properties, II, LLC owns the building in which SV
Care operated. Defendants City of San Jose and City of San Jose Appeals Hearing Board
(collectively, the City) determined that a medical marijuana collective was not an
authorized use of the subject property and... More...
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United States of America, ex rel. Frank Solis v. Schering-Plough Corporation; Merck & Co. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Frank Solis appeals from the dismissal of his False
Claims Act action against three pharmaceutical companies.
We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm
in part and vacate and remand in part.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. hired Solis to promote
sales of a cardiovascular drug, Integrilin. He moved to
Schering-Plough Corp. after Schering acquired the... More...
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The State charged Neighbors with one count each of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of methamphetamine.

At trial, Officer Dominick Vortherms testified he was conducting surveillance near Neighbors' residence on May 22, 2015, because there were several reports of drug dealing in the area. He was not conducting surveillance of Neighbors' r... More...
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United States of America v. Thomas Brooks District of Delaware Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, Deleware

Wilmington, DE - Federal Gun, Cocaine and Heroin Defendant Sentenced To 15 Years

Thomas Brooks, 54, of Wilmington, was sentenced to 15 years’ incarceration on February 28, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark following convictions for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession ... More...
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Shannon Hyland v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Monteil Hyland was a passenger
in a car owned by Kimberly Perkins and driven by
Miquasha Smith—who, at age 16, was not lawfully behind
the wheel when she smashed the car at 12:46 a.m. one Saturday
into two parked vehicles, seriously injuring Hyland.
Smith has been convicted of aggravated reckless driving.
Neither Smith nor her parents had auto insurance. But Perkins
had... More...
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Joan Groening v. Glen Lake Community Schools, et al. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Small towns are no stranger to fractious school-board politics.
Maple City, Michigan is no exception. The school-district superintendent and school-board
president both had strong personalities, which made for tense board meetings and heated
disagreements. Some controversies even made their way into the local paper. And now one has
made its way into federal court. Joan Groening, th... More...
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Gezel Saheli v. White Memorial Medical Center

White Memorial Medical Center (White Memorial) and
Juan Barrio, M.D. (together, Defendants) challenge the denial in
part of their petition to compel arbitration of claims brought
against them by Gezel Saheli, M.D. Although the trial court
ordered Saheli to arbitrate the majority of her claims, it refused
to compel arbitration of her claims brought pursuant to Civil
Code sec... More...
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Edward Davidson v. Seterus, Inc.

At issue in this appeal is whether mortgage servicers can be "debt collectors"
under California's Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the Rosenthal Act; Civ.
Code,1 § 1788 et seq.). There is a split of authority among the many federal district
courts that have considered the issue, and there is a paucity of California authority
addressing the question.
In this case, t... More...
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