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Sanjiv Goel, M.D., Inc. v. Regal Medical Group, Inc.

Appellant Sanjiv Goel, M.D., Inc.1 appeals from a judgment
following a court trial on his quantum meruit claim for fees for
emergency treatment rendered to four patients as an
interventional cardiologist. The trial court found that the fees
paid by Respondent Regal Medical Group, Inc. (Regal) for this
treatment reflected the reasonable value of the services that Goel
provid ...
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State of Tennessee v. Bruce Wayne Sutton

On June 19, 2013, officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department conducted a warrantless search of a residence on Village Park Drive in Fayetteville, Tennessee. As a result of evidence discovered during that search, Defendant was indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury of one count of initiating a process to manufacture methamphetamine, one count of promotion of methamphetamine manufactu ... More $0 (05-23-2017 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Kevin Scott Burris

On March 13, 2014, the Defendant pleaded guilty to promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, a Class D felony, and conspiracy to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine, a Class C felony. The trial court sentenced the Defendant to an effective sentence of three years to be served on supervised probation. The Defendant’s probation was revoked, and he was transferred to community correct ... More $0 (05-23-2017 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. James Courtney Shane

According to the State’s proof at trial, on the night of September 6, 2015, the victim, Jimmy Travis, was visiting with friends at a Martin home when the Defendant asked him to step outside with him. Outside, a group of men surrounded the victim, forced him to sit down, and took ten dollars from him. The Defendant and a codefendant, Dalton Eric Crutchfield, Jr., were subsequently indicted for th ... More $0 (05-23-2017 - TN)

Kelvin Winn v. State of Tennessee

South Memphis Man Convicted in Convenience Store Clerk’s Murder

At the Petitioner’s trial, the following proof was presented, as summarized by our court in its opinion on the Petitioner’s direct appeal:
This case arises out of the attempted robbery and shooting of the store clerk, Abdallah “Zack” Assaedi, at Sam’s Food Market in Memphis on November 21, 2008, for which the [Petitioner] was charged with one count of first degree felony murder.
State’s Pr ...
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Elma Garza Gonzalez v. Norma Garza Martinez, Ricardo Garza Gonzalez, Albino Garza Gonzalez, Hugo Garza Gonzalez, Danny Garza Gonzalez, Yesenia Quijana, Julio Cesar Garza Gonzalez and Raul Garza

Appellant Elma Garza Gonzalez was sued by her eight siblings for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion in connection with the disposition of their
late father’s assets. The trial court granted summary judgment against Elma,
awarding damages to her siblings and declaring void a gift of real property.
On appeal, Elma raises two issues, arguing that the court lacked subjec ...
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State of Tennessee v. Melvin King


In Octoberof 2014, Defendant and four codefendants—Braylen Bennett, Roderick Curtis, Dwaine Love, and Charles Byrd—were indicted by the Knox County Grand Jury in a multi-count indictment after an incident at the home of John Huddleston during which Mr. Huddleston was shot and killed. The indictment charged the defendants with twenty-five different offenses, including: three counts of aggravated b ... More $0 (05-23-2017 - TN)

Joan Johnson, Kaleta Johnson, Seth Johnson and Wirt Blaffer v. Michael Phillips, Spindle Top Publishing, and Phillips Akers Womac, P.C.

After siblings Kaleta and Seth Johnson sued Dinesh Shah for Shah’s protracted abuse of their family, Michael Phillips, a Houston attorney, defended Shah against the allegations in a 2008 civil trial. Phillips later published a book,
titled “Monster in River Oaks,” about the events giving rise to the suit. According to its prologue, the book tells the “story of a predatory monster that set out ...
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Emmett Lamon Roseman v. State of Tennessee

At the plea acceptance hearing, the State provided a factual basis for the Petitioner’s guilty pleas. The Petitioner acknowledged that he signed five documents, which constituted his petitions to plead guilty. The Petitioner stated that he understood everything in each document. For each charge, the trial court explained to the Petitioner the potential sentence he might receive based upon poten ... More $0 (05-23-2017 - TN)


On September 11, 2008, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant, James Hawkins, for the premeditated first degree murder of Charlene Gaither, his girlfriend and the mother of his three children. The indictment also charged him with initiating a false report relative to her disappearance and with abuse of her corpse. The State filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty as to th ... More $0 (05-23-2017 - TN)

Tymeco Jones v. SCO Silver Care Operations, L.L.C. d/b/a Alaris Health at Cherry Hill

Plaintiffs, Tymeco Jones, Iesha Bullock, and Teairra Pizzarro, are certified nursing assistants who bring this action against their employer, SCO Silver Care Operations (“Silver Care”) for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and related New Jersey state wage and hour laws. The plaintiffs claim that Silver Care underpaid them for overtime in two ways. First, Silver Care failed to in ... More $0 (05-23-2017 - NJ)

Eldridge Snow, et al. v. SEECO, Inc., et al.

Eldridge Snow and others claimed that SEECO underpaid royalties from January 1, 2006 through the present from wells producing natural gas from the Fayetteville Shale located in the State of Arkansas. The Class representative claims that SEECO used affiliated transactions with DeSoto Gathering Company, LLC (“DGC”) and Southwestern Energy Services, Inc. (“SES”) to charge inflated fees for gathering, ... More $1 (05-23-2017 - AR)

United States of America v. Sal Mansy

United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 66 Months In Prison For Selling Heroin and Crack Cocaine

Childlove Gelin, 25, was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison after his guilty plea to charges that he distributed heroin and cocaine base, and that he conspired to distribute heroin and 28 grams or more of cocaine base. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss also ordered ...
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United States of America v. Xavier Watson

Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Portland, ME - New Hampshire Man Sentenced to Over 10 Years for Home Invasion Robbery

Xavier Watson, 24, of Brentwood, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 121 months in prison and three years of supervised release following convictions for robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Watson pleaded guilty to the charges on October 5, 2016.

According to cou ...
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United States of America v. Devonte Lamonte Lucas

Federal Courthouse - Erie, Pennsylvania

Erie, PA - Erie Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Two Minor Victims

A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of sex trafficking of a child and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Devonte Lamonte Lucas, 22, pleaded guilty to two counts before United States District Judge Davi ...
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Joseph M. Shimko v. Geisinger-Kistler Clinic

Wilkes-Barre, PA - Jury Awards Plaintiff $10 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

Joseph M. Shimko sued Geisinger-Kistler Clinic and others on medical malpractice and respondeat superior theories claiming that he had a pilondial cyst was misdiagnosed and proper treatment was delayed for a time and that when it was surgerically removed the wound became infected and he had a bad outcome. ...
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United States of America v. Gregory Allen Justice

Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA - Defense Contractor Employee Pleads Guilty to Selling Satellite Secrets to Undercover Agent Posing as Russian Spy

Gregory Allen Justice, 49, of Culver City, California, pleaded guilty to federal charges of one count of attempting to commit economic espionage and one count of attempting to violate the Arms Export Control Act. The charges are related to Justice’s selling se ...
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United States of America v. Antonio Tillmon

Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - ormer North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer Found Guilty for Role in Providing Armed Support to Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Organization

A jury in the Eastern District of North Carolina found a former North Carolina police officer guilty of drug, firearm and bribery charges stemming from his participation in trafficking narcotics and narcotics proceeds for a large-scale dr ...
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James N. Hardwick v. Albert P. Wilcox

Between 1999 and 2010, Albert Wilcox made a series of loans to James Hardwick.
In 2013, Hardwick filed this action to recover usurious interest and prevent Wilcox from
foreclosing on property securing his loans. Wilcox countersued for breach of contract
and judicial foreclosure. The trial court entered judgment in favor of Hardwick, finding,
among other things, ...
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The People of the State of California v. James Andrew Melton

Santa Ana, CA - Defendant Convicted Again For Murder

The People of the State of California charged James Andrew Melton, age 65, with first-degree murder for shooting and strangling Anthony DeSousa, age 77, to death in 1981.

The State claimed that Melton and a Johnny Boyd concocted a scheme while in prison to rob older gay men after they got out of prison by using newspaper ads t ...
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State of Oklahoma v. Demond Marquise Walker

Tulsa County Oklahoma Courthouse

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

The State of Oklahoma charged Demond Marquise Walker, age 20, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM12, MURDER - SECOND DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.8
Date of Offense: 08/26/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
WALKER, DEMOND MARQUISE Disposed: CONVICTION, 05/19/2017. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: ...
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State of Oklahoma v. Hallelujah Brookens

Tulsa, OK - Woman Given Five Year Deferred Sentence In Death of Her One-Year-Old Daughter

The State of Oklahoma charged Hallelujah Brookens, age 22, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, CHILD ABUSE MURDER, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 12/01/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
WATKINS, NATHANIEL JAMAL Disposed: CONVICTION, 04/12/2017. Guilt ...
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Casey Mae Measles v. State of Indiana

Indiana Court of Appeals

In August of 2015, then-eighteen-year-old Measles lived in a home with her
boyfriend; the couple’s newborn son, B.; and her boyfriend’s father. Measles
struggled to care for B. without help from others because B. suffered from “colic
really bad.” Tr. Vol. II, p. 21.
On the afternoon of August 27, 2015, Measles was alone with B. because
“everyone else had to work.” Tr. ...
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Shane E. Weedling v. State of Indiana

Plymouth man arrested in connection to tot's death

In September 2015, Weedling and his girlfriend, Krysti LaVanway, were living
at a motel in Plymouth, Indiana with LaVanway’s two-year-old daughter from
a previous relationship, S.W. On September 18, 2015, LaVanway left S.W. in
Weedling’s care when she went to work. Between 9:18 and 10:07 a.m.,
Weedling and LaVanway exchanged a number of Facebook messages. In the
message ...
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Deundre Rashad Kearney v. State of Indiana

Indiana Court of Appeals

On the evening of January 11, 2016, Olivia Exum was working alone at Gift
Cards for Cash when a young, black male kicked in the door to her office. The
man had a scarf covering the area below his nose, but his eyes, nose, and hair
were showing. Armed with a handgun, he directed Exum to give him
everything. As Exum fumbled while trying to open the register, the man told
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United States of America v. Devon Kennedy

Federal Courthouse - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Convicted Felon Sentenced for Illegally Purchasing and Selling 16 Guns

A convicted felon who illegally purchased firearms in Virginia and trafficked them to Maryland for re-sale was sentenced today to 87 months in prison.

Devon Kennedy, 23, of Waldorf, Maryland, pleaded guilty on February 16. According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Kenned ...
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Nathaniel J. Caroway v. State of Indiana

Indiana Court of Appeals

On November 20, 2015, the State charged Caroway with four counts of child
molesting as Class A felonies and two counts of child molesting as Class C
felonies based on incidents reported by his step-daughter. On August 23, 2016,
Caroway pleaded guilty to one count of Class A felony child molesting
pursuant to a plea agreement. The plea agreement provided that in exchange
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United States of America v. Angelina Lazar

Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Former CEO Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud Scheme

A former chief executive officer of an investment company pleaded guilty to her role in an investment fraud scheme involving foreign exchange currency.

According to the statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Angelina Lazar, 54, a Canadian citizen from Windsor, Ontario, was the Chairman and CEO of Char ...
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United States of America v. Banamex USA

Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Banamex USA Agrees to Forfeit $97 Million in Connection with Bank Secrecy Act Violations

Banamex USA (BUSA), a financial institution based in Los Angeles, California, and a subsidiary of Citigroup Inc., agreed to forfeit $97.44 million and entered into a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) to resolve an investigation into BUSA’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations. In its agreement ...
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Edgar Ariel Gonzalez v. State of Indiana and Pace Team

Indiana Court of Appeals

On January 25, 2016, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Ernstes
(“Deputy Ernstes”) was on duty as part of a drug interdiction team patrolling
traffic eastbound on I-70 in Henry County, Indiana. Deputy Ernstes observed a
“substantially dirty” vehicle following too close to another vehicle. (Tr. at 8.)
He received a “wanted/stolen hit on the license plate”2 and initiated ...
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Javonta Pointer v. bState of Indiana

25 years for Gary man for role in fatal burglary

On October 19, 2012, Jerry Hood (“Hood”) and Mark Scott (“Scott”) went to
Hood’s home in Gary to take a lunch break. From outside, Hood and Scott
noticed that there was a broken window. A man dressed in black and wearing
a ski mask was looking down on them from an upstairs window. Scott called 9
1-1 and went to the front door. Hood went to the back door.
Scott met Point ...
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Tyler R. Browder v. State of Indiana

Indiana Court of Appeals

On November 11, 2014, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Brady Ball
(“Officer Ball” “Ball,” or “the officer”) was working “pro-active patrol” on the
south side of Indianapolis in a high crime area. Tr. p. 5. Officer Ball was tasked
with traffic enforcement in the area.
[4] At approximately 11:40 p.m., Officer Ball came to a stop at a traffic light and
ran the license ...
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State of Minnesota vs. Mahdi Hassan Ali

Mahdi Hassan Ali gets life sentence with no parole

Appellant Mahdi Hassan Ali (“Mahdi”)1 shot and killed three men during a robbery
of the Seward Market when he was 16 years old.2 Following a jury trial, he was convicted
of three counts of murder that we affirmed on appeal. State v. Ali, 855 N.W.2d 235, 240
(Minn. 2014). He now challenges the district court’s imposition of three consecutive
sentences of life imprisonment wit ...
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United States of America v. Eric Bongiorni

Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Wa - Mount Vernon Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possession and Distribution of Images of Child Rape
Registered Sex Offender Used Peer-to-Peer File Sharing to Obtain and Trade Images of Rape and Molestation

A 32-year-old Mount Vernon, Washington man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography. ERIC BONGIORNI was arrested i ...
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Steven Stupp v. Annemarie Schilders

Appellant Annemarie Schilders appeals several orders made by the family court
about a year after the entry of a stipulated judgment of dissolution of her marriage to
respondent Steven Stupp. Schilders challenges orders giving Stupp temporary sole legal
custody of the parties’ child, requiring that only the parents transport the child to his
therapy appointments, continuing a custod ...
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Sex Offender

On June 25, 1984, defendant pled guilty to forcible rape and was sentenced
to seventeen years imprisonment at hard labor. Upon his release from prison for
this offense, defendant failed to maintain his registration as a sex offender and was
subsequently charged with a violation of La. R.S. 15:542. On April 5, 2011,
defendant pled guilty to failing to register as a sex offende ...
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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal - State of Louisiana

On October 9, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with driving while intoxicated, third offense, in
violation of La. R.S. 14:98(A) and 14:98.3(A). At the December 11, 2015
arraignment, defendant pled not guilty. Defendant thereafter filed pre-trial
motions, including motions to suppress evidence and statement. On July 1 ...
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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal - State of Louisiana

On November 4, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office filed a
bill of information charging defendant with eight counts of monetary instrument
abuse in violation of La. R.S. 14:72.2 (counts one, two, seven, nine, ten, nineteen,
twenty, and twenty-two), with seven counts of theft of U.S. currency “valued at
over $750 under $1,500” in violation of La. R.S. 14:67 (co ...
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Pair found guilty of murder in 2013 death of Xavier pre-med student

On the afternoon of March 9, 2013, Bertrand Dezara was murdered in the
courtyard of an apartment building in eastern New Orleans. Shortly before or
around the time of the murder, the New Orleans Police Department was dispatched
to the scene after a 911 call had been made and an aggravated burglary had been

Two days later, on March 11, 2013, a shootout oc ...
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Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal

On December 1, 2015, the defendant was charged by a bill of information for identity theft for the use of Jacueline Clark Wilson’s1 (Wilson) personal information for a Verizon cell phone account valued at $3,739. The defendant entered a guilty plea on September 13, 2016, and a presentence investigation report was ordered.
On November 16, 2016, the trial court sentenced the defendant to five ye ...
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