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On January 27, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant, Christian Hernandez, with armed robbery with a
firearm, in violation of La. R.S. 14:64 and La. R.S. 14:64.3 (count one) and
attempted second degree murder, in violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1 and La. R.S. 14:27
(count two). Defendant was arraigned on January 30, 2014, and p ...
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United States of America v. Todd A. Dyer

Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Todd Dyer, the defendant in this consoli-dated appeal, challenges the denials of his motions to with-draw his guilty pleas. Under a written agreement, Dyer pled guilty to wire fraud, 18 U.S.C. § 1343, and unlawful financial transactions, 18 U.S.C. § 1957, for his conduct in two separate fraud schemes. He now claims that the plea colloquy was in-sufficient, in part because the district court did no ... More $0 (06-17-2018 - WI)

Part-Time Faculty Association v. Columbia College Chicago

Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

This case involves a labor dispute between Columbia College Chicago (“CCC” or “the College”) and one of its employee unions, the Part-Time Faculty Association at Columbia College Chicago (“PFAC”), over the rep-resentation of full-time staff members who also teach part-time. A Regional Director (“the Director”) of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “the Board”) ruled that such
2 No. ...
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J. Donald Henson, Sr. v. Department of Health and Human Services

Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

Plaintiff J. Donald Henson, Sr., appeals from the district court’s grant of summary judgment
* We have agreed to decide this case without oral argument because the briefs and record adequately present the facts and legal arguments, and oral argument would not significantly aid the court. See Fed. R. App. P. 34 (a)(2)(C).
2 No. 17-1750
for defendants on his claims under the Freedom of I ...
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Kimberly Flanagan v. Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Kimberly Flanagan says that two coworkers
threatened her life because she previously had sued their
shared employer—the Cook County Adult Probation Department—
for discrimination and retaliation. She brought the
present action against the Department, asserting retaliation
under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a), based on the hostile
2 No. 16-1927
work environment engend ...
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The instant litigation was the subject of a previous appeal to this Court,
wherein we summarized the factual and procedural background as follows:
This lawsuit constitutes complicated and protracted litigation involving a dispute in the horse racing industry between … [quarterhorsemen] and Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC, owner of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots f ...
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Estate of Linda Faye Jones, et al. v. Chidren's Hospital and Health System Inc., Pensin Plan

Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Three days into retirement and three
days before the start of her pension, Linda Faye Jones died.
The Administrative Committee, which oversees the Children’s
Hospital and Health System, Inc. Pension Plan, denied
the pension to Linda’s daughter and beneficiary, Kishunda
Jones. The Committee reasoned that only spouses are entitled
to benefits under the Plan when a participant ...
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Ernesto Villarreal, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Appellant Ernesto Villarreal, Jr. has signed and filed a written request to withdraw his notice of appeal. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.2. Because this court has not delivered an opinion, we grant appellant’s request. ... More $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

Kenneth Martin v. The State of Texas

Appellant was convicted of driving while under the influence and placed on community supervision for four years. Subsequently, appellant’s community supervision was revoked and he was sentenced to four years’ confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Appellant filed his notice of appeal on November 3, 2017. On May 8, 2018, this court ordered a hearing ... More $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

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)

Tommy White v. The State of Texas

In cause No. 16-CR-0488-G, White was charged with assault family violence by impeding normal breathing, see id. § 22.01; in cause No. 16-CR-0496-G, White was charged with theft of property in an amount greater than $1,500 but less than $20,000.1 See id. § 31.03. Paula Kahla2 testified that she met White in November of 2014 and that they began a relationship in January of 2015. Kahla testified th ... More $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

Eutimio Sanchez Jr. v. The State of Texas


On May 14, 2010, Sanchez pled guilty to the offense of indecency with a child. See id. The trial court deferred finding Sanchez guilty and placed him on probation for ten years. On March 12, 2013, the State filed a motion to adjudicate guilt. At the hearing, the State alleged that Sanchez violated the terms of his community supervision by committing a new offense of driving while intoxicated w ... 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)

Kenan Russell Schafer v. The State of Texas

The complainant, L.T., was a ten-year-old girl who lived with her mother, twin brother, and her stepfather, Appellant, in a mobile home park. Her older brother lived with them intermittently. Sometime in the spring or summer of 2012, Appellant began to tickle L.T. on her abdomen. The tickling moved to her “breast area.” On five to seven occasions, L.T. would see Appellant at her bedroom window ... More $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

Michael James Huff, Jr. v. The State of Texas

These appeals were previously abated, and the causes were remanded for the trial court to determine whether Appellant, Michael James Huff, Jr., desired to prosecute these appeals. The trial court held a hearing, at which Appellant and his appellate counsel appeared. Appellant informed the trial court in open court that he no longer desired to pursue these appeals, and Appellant signed a sworn st ... More $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

In the Interest of J.W. and C.W., Children


Both of the briefs filed meet the requirements of Anders by presenting a
professional evaluation of the record and demonstrating why there are no arguable
grounds to be advanced on appeal. Additionally, Reuben’s attorney advised him that he
In the Interest of J.W. and C.W. Page 2

had filed the brief pursuant to Anders, that Reuben had the right to review the record and < ...
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Christopher Manuel Perez v. The State of Texas

Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont

On February 16, 2018, the trial court sentenced Christopher Manuel Perez on
a conviction for possession of marijuana. Perez filed a notice of appeal on May 1,
2018. The trial court signed a certification in which the court certified that this is a
plea-bargain case and the defendant has no right of appeal. See Tex. R. App. P.
25.2(a)(2). The district clerk has provided the tria ...
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Ex Parte David James Brown

David James Brown has filed a motion to dismiss his appeals. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.2. A request to dismiss the appeals is signed by appellant personally and joined by counsel of record. No opinion has issued in these appeals. ... More $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

Jameel Antoine Joseph v. The State of Texas

Jameel Antoine Joseph has filed a motion to dismiss his appeal. See Tex. R.
App. P. 42.2. A request to dismiss the appeal is signed by appellant personally and
joined by counsel of record. No opinion has issued in this appeal. ...
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Roy Lee Anderson III v. The State of Texas

Ninth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

Pursuant to plea bargain agreements, Roy Lee Anderson III pleaded guilty to
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance
(cocaine) with intent to deliver, and possession of a controlled substance (codeine)
with intent to deliver. In each case, the trial court found the evidence sufficient to
find Anderson guilty, but deferred further proceedings ...
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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 ...
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Alleged Election Night Domestic Assault Has Local Attorney and Obama Fan Facing Felony Charge

Relator is an attorney practicing criminal defense work in Amarillo, Potter County,
Texas. On April 8, 2016, while acting in that capacity as retained counsel for Adoun
Phommivong, in a criminal prosecution pending in the 251st District Court, Relator was
held in contempt by the Honorable Ana E. Estevez for using language that Judge Estevez
deemed inappropriate for proper cour ...
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United States of America v. Susan K. Perry

Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty in Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Scheme

A Mississippi-based nurse practitioner pleaded guilty for her role in a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs including TRICARE, the health care benefit program serving U.S. military, veterans and their respective family members.

Susan K. Perry, 58, of Grand Bay, Alabama, pleaded guilty t ...
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Glenn Rogers a/k/a Glenn Rodgers v. The State of Texas

As recently said in Obella v. State, 532 S.W.3d 405 (Tex. Crim. App. 2017), it is
the duty of a court of appeals to ensure that alleged error was preserved before
addressing the merits of that error. Id. at 407. Indeed, preservation appears to be a
systemic requirement that “a first-level appellate court should ordinarily review . . . on its
own motion.” Archie v. State, 221 ...
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United States of America v. Alejandro Cota-Luna and Antonio Navarro-Gaytan

Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

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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)

Erick Peoples, et al. v. City of Detroit, Michigan

Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiffs-Appellants are eleven minority firefighters who were laid off by the City of Detroit (“City”) in August 2012 as part of a reduction in force (“RIF”). Plaintiffs brought suit against the City and their union, the Detroit Fire Fighters Association, Local 344, IAFF, AFL-CIO (“DFFA”), alleging that they were laid off in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 200 ... More $0 (06-16-2018 - MI)

United States of America v. Elizabeth A. Holmes

Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - The United States of America charged Elizabeth A. Holmes and Ramseh "Sunny" Balwani with:

Elizabeth A. Holmes (1)
Office: San Jose Filed: 06/14/2018
County: Santa Clara Terminated: Reopened:
Other Court Case: None

Count: 1 Citation: 18:1349.F Offense Level: 4
18:1349 - Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud against Theranos Inv ...
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United States of America v. Rene A. Boucher

Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, IN - Kentucky man sentenced for assaulting a member of congress

A Bowling Green, Kentucky, man was sentenced for assaulting a member of congress resulting in personal injury, a felony under federal law. Rene A. Boucher 60, was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Marianne Batanni from the Eastern District of Michigan, sitting by special designation.
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United States of America v. Lori M. Jones

Southern District of Illinois Courthouse - East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis, IL - East St. Louis Woman Sentenced to Prison for Arson

Lori M. Jones, 50, of East St. Louis, Illinois, was sentenced on June 15, 2018 for one count of Arson. The Honorable Michael J. Reagan sentenced Jones to 60 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, along with a $100 special assessment. Judge Reagan also ordered Jones to pay restitution in the ...
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State of Louisiana v. Terrance Calloway and Dana Lemar

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Houma, LA - The State of Louisiana charged Terrance Calloway with second degree murder and his wife Dana Lemar with mansalughter for robbing and killing Cordaryle Robert in 2016.

The State claimed that the defendants shot Robert in the fact and left his body in a roadside drainage ditch. ...
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The People v. Andrew Urdiales

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Santa Ana, CA - The People of the State of California charged Andrew Urdiales, age 54, with five counts of capital murder for murdering five women in Southern California between 1986 and 1995.

The State claimed that Urdiales, while serving in the Marines killed four women while in the militarty and a fifth while vacationing in Palm Springs in 1995. It claimed attacked 23-year-old Robbin ...
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Stephanie Taubin v. Boston Red Sox Baseball Club Ltd Partnership

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Boston, MA - Stephanie Taubin sued the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club Ltd Partnership on a personal injury negligence theory claiming that she sustained severe facila injuries when she was struck by a foul ball at Fenway Park in June of 2014 while setting in luxury seats above and behind home plate unprotected by glass or netting.

The claims made and defenses asserted by the parties are no ...
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Adareius Johns v. The State of Texas

Texas Court of Appeals, Seventh District

In the early morning hours of June 20, 2016, Alexander Johns, Appellant’s brother,
was awoken by someone knocking on the front door of his house. When he answered
the door, he discovered that Appellant was there seeking his help because he believed
someone had planted marihuana in his vehicle. After Alexander disposed of the
marihuana, Appellant became upset because he wanted ...
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Casey Leon Riddley v. The State of Texas

Texas Court of Appeals, Seventh District

Appellant, Casey Leon Riddley, appeals his conviction for delivery of a controlled
substance in a drug-free zone,1 enhanced by two prior felony convictions,2 and the
resulting sentence of fifty-five years imprisonment. Appellant’s brief was originally due
March 2, 2018, but we granted appellant three extensions to May 9 to file a brief.
Appellant did not file a brief by this ...
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Eric James Veloz v. The State of Texas

The household member victim, his father, two police officers, appellant and
appellant’s mother testified at the punishment hearing. Evidence showed appellant and
the victim lived together in the same apartment. In May 2016, appellant shot the victim
three times, inflicting permanent injuries. When police officers responded, appellant
pointed the gun at them while they attemp ...
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Marlo Detric Hollie v. The State of Texas

“The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, in relevant part, that,
‘[i]n all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy . . . trial.”‘ Nguyen v.
State, 506 S.W.3d 69, 77 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2016, pet. ref’d) (quoting U.S. CONST. amend.
VI; Barker v. Wingo, 407 U.S. 514, 515 (1972)). “That right was made applicable to the states by < ...
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Joe Earl Smith v. The State of Texas

In January 2017, the State indicted Smith for the offense of murder, alleging that he shot
and killed his uncle, Jack Smith.1 Two days after the incident occurred, and following a multi
state search for Smith, he admitted that he had shot Jack multiple times with a shotgun.2 At trial,
various witnesses testified to the events leading up to the shooting, and for the most part, the < ...
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Amanda Gail Gilbert v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted Amanda Gail Gilbert of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a state jail
felony. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 31.07 (West 2016). After a bench trial on punishment, the
trial court found true the State’s habitual-offender allegation and sentenced Gilbert to eight years’
confinement. On appeal, Gilbert argues that the trial court erred in submitting a jury charge tha ...
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Timothy P. Pascale v. Apache Industrial Services, Inc., Calcasieu Refining Co. and Paul B. Brown

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Lake Charles, LA - Timothy P. Pascale v. Apache Industrial Services, Inc., Calcasieu Refining Co. and Paul B. Brown on personal injury negligence theories. ... More $0 (06-15-2018 - LA)
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