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United States of America v. Ricky Olson Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

We do not know whether Ricky Olson entered a voluntary and intelligent guilty plea on September 9, 2016, because the district court never asked the right questions. Several weeks earlier, the court had granted Olson’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea and to proceed to trial. But matters did not rest there. Instead, on September 9 the district court brought the motion to withdraw the guilty
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   $0 (01-27-2018 - WI)

Ricky Lee Smith v. Commissioner of Social Security Eastern District of Kentucky Courthouses

Ricky Lee Smith filed an application for supplemental
security income resulting from disability. A hearing was conducted before an administrative law
judge (“ALJ”). The ALJ issued an unfavorable decision, finding that Smith was not disabled
under the Social Security Act. The notice of decision stated that Smith had sixty days to file a
written appeal with the Appeals Council if he ... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - KY)

United States of America v. Pierre Azor District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Appellant Pierre Azor
("Appellant") appeals the district court's denials of his motions
for suppression and severance, and claims that his sentence of
thirty-six months of imprisonment is substantively unreasonable.
After review, we find that the district court properly denied his
motion to suppress and did not abuse its discretion in denying his
motion to sever. Additional... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - )

David Pittington v. Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, L.L.C. Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Plaintiffs who successfully prove that they
were fired in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) are
presumptively entitled to back pay for the amount they would have earned had they not been
unlawfully terminated. Such awards are intended to compensate fully plaintiffs for the wrongs
that they suffered. For the same reason, an award of prejudgment int... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - TN)

Keith Crabbs v. Zach Scott Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Keith Crabbs filed a § 1983 claim alleging that the local police violated his Fourth (and Fourteenth) Amendment right to be secure from unreasonable searches. But he died before the case could be resolved. Anne Crabbs, Keith’s mother and the personal representative of his estate, filed a motion to substitute as a party. The district court found that Keith’s death extinguished his claim and dismiss... More...   $0 (01-26-2018 - OH)

Liberty Coins, L.L.C. v. David Goodman Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Plaintiffs Liberty Coins, LLC, and Worthington Jewelers,
Ltd., bring facial and as-applied Fourth Amendment challenges to four warrantless search
provisions in Ohio’s Precious Metals Dealers Act and the accompanying regulations: O.R.C.
§§ 4728.05(A), 4728.06, 4728.07, and Ohio Admin. Code § 1301:8-6-03(D). These laws equip
state agents and local law enforcement with the authority t... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - OH)

Julie Peffer and Jesse Peffer v. Mike Stephens Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This appeal requires us to determine the extent of the
Fourth Amendment’s requirements for an affidavit supporting a warrant to search the residence
of an individual suspected of committing a crime involving the use of a computer.
That issue figures prominently in Plaintiffs Julie and Jesse Peffer’s appeal of the district
court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mike... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - MI)

Keith Saunders v. Fort Motor Company; Jeff Marzina; Karen Morrison Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This case involves claims by Keith Saunders
against his employer, Ford Motor Company, under both § 301 of the Labor Management
Relations Act (LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 185, and Kentucky law. Saunders contends that Ford
breached the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA) by twice placing him on
temporary leave—known as no-work-available (NWA) status—and that his local union breac... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - KY)

United States of America v. Kenneth E. Fairley Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Appellant-Defendant Kenneth Fairley appeals his jury conviction for theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641 (counts two and three) and conspiracy to commit theft of government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371 (count one). Fairley argues that: (1) the indictment, jury instruction, and verdict form all misstated the elements of § 641; (2) the district court erroneously a... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - MS)

Eric C. Darden v. City of Fort Worth, Texas; W.F. Snow; and J. Romero Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Police Officers W.F. Snow and Javier Romero arrested Jermaine Darden, a black man who was obese, while executing a no-knock warrant at a private residence. In arresting Darden, the officers allegedly threw him to the ground, tased him twice, choked him, punched and kicked him in the face, pushed him into a face-down position, pressed his face into the ground, and pulled his hands behind... More...   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

Clarence Leonard Scott v. Justin DeLeon and The City of Fort Smith Federal Courthouse - Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith, AR - Jury Returns Defendants' Verdict in Civil Rights Case

Clarence Leonard Scott, age 44, sued former police office Justin DeLeon and The City of Fort Smith on civil rights violations theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that he was injured when he fell face first while handcuffed onto the concrete floor of the county jail on April 18, 2014. Scott claimed that DeLeon inten... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - AR)

Daniel Black v. David Clarke Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Jury Returns Defendant's Verdict In Civil Rights Case

Daniel Black sued former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke on a civil rights violation theory under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that Clarke wrongfully Violated his free speech rights by taunting him on Facebook and detaining him for a short period to time at an airport.

Clarke denied wrongdoing. ... More...
   $0 (01-24-2018 - WI)

Rodney Keister v. Stuart Bell, John Hooks, Mitchell Odom Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Rodney Keister appeals the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction. Mr. Keister sought to enjoin University of Alabama (“UA”) officials from applying UA’s grounds use policy to the intersection of University Boulevard and Hackberry Lane. Application of this grounds use policy prevents him from speaking on UA’s campus unless he complies with its terms. Because the district court properl... More...   $0 (01-23-2018 - AL)

Mary M. Mayotte v. U.S. Bank National Association District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

On this appeal the parties have asked us to determine how, or even whether, an
important—but subtle and often confusing—doctrine limiting federal-court jurisdiction
should apply to a unique Colorado procedure for “nonjudicial” foreclosure of mortgages.

The jurisdictional doctrine is the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, which forbids lower federal
courts from reviewing state-court c... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - CO)

Lisa Demaree v. Laura Pederson; Amy Van Ness District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

As this court has stated repeatedly, families have a “wellelaborated
constitutional right to live together without
governmental interference.” Wallis v. Spencer, 202 F.3d
1126, 1136 (9th Cir. 2000); accord Kirkpatrick v. Cty. of
Washoe, 843 F.3d 784, 789 (9th Cir. 2016) (en banc); Burke
v. Cty. of Alameda, 586 F.3d 725, 731 (9th Cir. 2009); Rogers
v. Cty. of San Joaquin, 48... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - AZ)

Michelle Merceri v. Deutsche Bank, AG, et al. Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1 - Tacoma, Washington

Under RCW 4.16.230, the statute of limitations is tolled
when the commencement of an action is stayed by a statutory prohibition. Under
the federal bankruptcy code, actions to foreclose on a debtor's property are
stayed while the property at issue is part of the bankruptcy estate. We are asked
to determine whether the bankruptcy stay is a statutory prohibition that tolls the
st... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - WA)

State of Tennessee v. Jaquan Gathing and Prince Parker COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The Defendants, along with two co-defendants who are not parties to this appeal, committed a brutal attack on Mr. Eric Cain, Ms. Myisha White, and Mr. Deangelo Terry (collectively “the victims”) as part of a robbery on March 13, 2014. In the course of the robbery, the perpetrators took the victims’ clothing and personal property and inflicted injuries on the victims with a hatchet and by hitting... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Zackary James Childress COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

The Defendant was indicted on possession of less than 0.5 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance for resale, possession of less than 0.5 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance for delivery, simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Defendant entered a guilty plea to two counts of simple possession of a Schedule II controlled subst... More...   $0 (01-22-2018 - TN)

State of Ohio v. Robert C. Liggins

Appellant, Robert C. Liggins, sets forth the following three assignments of
error:
I. IT WAS A VIOLATION OF CRAWFORD V. ARIZONA AND
THE FEDERAL AND STATE CONSTITUTIONS’ GUARANTEE OF
THE RIGHT TO CONFRONT WITNESSES AT TRIAL TO PERMIT
THE TAPE RECORDINGS TO BE PLAYED TO THE JURY ALONG
WITH HEARSAY EXPLANATIONS OF OFFICERS AS TO THEIR
CONTENTS SINCE THE INFORMANT ... More...
   $0 (01-22-2018 - OH)

L.M.P. v. School Board Broward, et al. Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

This Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) case comes before this Court after a twelve-year battle by two sets of parents on behalf of their children to receive the specific therapy they believed their children deserved. Beginning in 2005, Appellant L.M.P., a mother of triplets acting individually and on her children’s behalf, sought the aid of the courts to force Appellee School Bo... More...   $0 (01-21-2018 - FL)

William Baxter v. California State Teachers' Retirement System

Eleven retired teachers (Teachers) who had been employed in the Salinas Unified
High School District (District), disputed attempts by appellant California State Teachers’
Retirement System (CalSTRS) to recoup retirement benefit overpayments. The
overpayments were the result of a years-long miscalculation by the District of the
monthly retirement benefits to which the Teachers were ... More...
   $0 (01-21-2018 - CA)

Julio Cesar Flores, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Detective Jason Schipper of the Stephenville Police Department was the only witness that testified at the suppression hearing. At 10:30 p.m. on February 7, 2015, Detective Schipper was patrolling the east side of Stephenville. He observed a green Ford Explorer parked in the parking lot of the Stephenville Soccer Complex. Detective Schipper testified that the vehicle was parked in a dark area of... More...   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

Arminius Dejuan Jones v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas

Appellant pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, pursuant to a
negotiated plea bargain agreement. The trial court accepted the plea, deferred adjudication, and
placed appellant on community supervision for a period of five years. The State subsequently
filed a motion to proceed with an adjudication of guilt, alleging appellant violated various
conditions o... More...
   $0 (01-20-2018 - TX)

STATE OF MONTANA v. DENNIS LEO SCHOWENGERDT Deer Lodge man gets life for wife's murder

The initial facts of the case are undisputed: On December 8, 2012, Schowengerdt
killed his wife, Tina Schowengerdt, by repeatedly stabbing her in their home near Deer
Lodge. The following morning, Schowengerdt drove to the police station in Deer Lodge
and, in a recorded statement, told officers that last night he, “killed that son of a bitch [he]
was living with. So arrest me... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - WY)

Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project v. Georg Gascon, etl. Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Plaintiff-appellant Erotic Service Provider Legal,
Education & Research Project; K.L.E.S.; C.V.; J.B.; and
John Doe (collectively, “ESP”) appeal the district court’s
dismissal of their 42 U.S.C. §1983 action. ESP claims that
Section 647(b) of the California Penal Code, which
criminalizes the commercial exchange of sexual activity,
violates: (1) the Fourteenth Amendment subs... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - CA)

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