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Edward Tobey v. Brenda Chibucos and Mary Stanton Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

One man’s extradition is another
man’s “kidnapping.” Edward Tobey, the plaintiff here, has
three state-court convictions (one in Illinois and two in Florida)
for possession of child pornography. Tobey also has a penchant
for resisting the conditions of probation placed upon him
2 Nos. 16-3927 & 16-4037
by courts and by his probation officer. In 2013, his tussles with
th... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Ruslans Bondars Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Cyber-Criminal Residing in Latvia Convicted for Role in Operation of Counter Antivirus Service “Scan4you”
Criminal Service Helped Hackers Evade Defenses of U.S. Businesses

A federal jury on May 16, 2018 convicted a Latvian “non-citizen,” meaning a citizen of the former USSR who had been residing in Riga, Latvia, of three counts related to his operation of “Scan4you,” a... More...
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United States of America v. Daniel Stephen Johnson District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Oregon Missionary Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Six Cambodian Children at Orphanage

A Coos Bay, Oregon man, who was a Christian missionary running an orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, was found guilty by a federal jury of six counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and aggravated sexu... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - OR)

Charles E. Yeager v. Peter Holt

Defendants Peter Holt, Holt Law Firm, and Bethany Holt (collectively Holt,
except as noted) appeal from an order denying their special motion to strike (also known
as an anti-SLAPP--Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation--motion).1
Peter Holt
and his law firm briefly represented Charles E. and Victoria Yeager (collectively Yeager,
except as noted) and successfully sued... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - CA)

James Henry Johnson v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Seventh District of Texas at Amarillo

Appellant, James Henry Johnson, was placed on community supervision in May
of 2016, for a period of ten years for the offenses of aggravated assault of a public servant
with a deadly weapon (count 1) and evading arrest with a motor vehicle (count 2).
Appellant’s terms and conditions of community supervision required him to reside at the
33rd and 424th Judicial District Interme... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Allan McDowell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

At trial, the State offered appellant’s written and signed plea of true and stipulation of
evidence to the allegations in the State’s motion to proceed to an adjudication of guilt on the first
robbery as well as appellant’s written and signed judicial confession and stipulation of evidence
to the second robbery allegation. The State asked the trial court to take judicial notice of ... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Kevin Antonio Rojas-Gallo v. The State of Texas

This case involves two indictments. One indictment alleged in part that “on or about” April
22, 2015, “in the County of Dallas, State of Texas” appellant “did unlawfully then and there, with
the intent to arouse and gratify the sexual desire of the defendant, expose the defendant’s genitals,
knowing that [A.A.], a child younger than 17 years and not the defendant’s spouse, was prese... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Scott Greenberg v. The State of Texas COURT OF APPEALS SECOND DISTRICT OF TEXAS FORT WORTH

In exchange for a four-year prison sentence, Appellant pled guilty and
judicially confessed to possessing less than a gram of the controlled substance
25I-NBOMe, a state jail felony,2 and pled true to the enhancement allegations
elevating his sentence to that of a second-degree felony.3 See Tex. Health &
Safety Code Ann. §§ 481.1021, 481.1151(a)–(b)(1) (West 2017); Tex. Penal ... More...
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United States of America v. City and County of Denver District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Justice Department Reaches Agreement with the City and County of Denver to Resolve Disability Discrimination Complaint

The Justice Department today announced that it reached an agreement with the City and County of Denver, Colorado, (Denver) to resolve its lawsuit alleging that the Denver Sheriff Department discriminated against a long-time Deputy Sheriff on the basis of his ... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - CO)

Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - KY)

Kerrie Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority

Kerrie Reilly lives with her severely disabled adult daughter in housing subsidized
by the Marin Housing Authority (MHA). The family participates in the Housing Choice
Voucher program, commonly known as Section 8, which MHA administers according to
the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD). As a Section 8 participant, Kerrie Re... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - CA)

Samson Moses Billiot aka Samson M Billiot v. The State of Texas

Appellant Samson Moses Billiot appeals from his conviction for arson of a
habitation and forty-year sentence. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 28.02(a)(2),
(d)(2) (West 2011). Billiot argues that the trial court erred by denying him the
right to represent himself and that the evidence was insufficient to show he
started the fire by igniting a flammable or combustible liquid. Becau... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Scott Louis Craven Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, KY - Louisville Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Distribution Of Obscene Material To A Minor

A Louisville man pled guilty to violating federal child exploitation laws earlier on May 10, 2018 in United States District Court. Scott Louis Craven, 36, admitted to online communications with a person he believed to be a 15-year-old girl. During those communications, he sent obscene m... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - KY)

Lorenzo Emanuel v. The State of Texas

Around 5:00 a.m. on February 28, 2016, an inmate-related disturbance in
the Denton County Jail’s Special Housing Unit delayed distribution of the
inmates’ breakfast trays.2 When inmate Emanuel eventually received his tray, he
complained that his breakfast was cold and requested a “Johnny Sack”—an
alternative inmate meal that is served in a brown paper bag, usually containing a ... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

Brian Thomas Spinks v. The State of Texas

Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department (“BCSD”) Deputy B. Harper, the
complainant, testified that while he was on patrol on April 9, 2016, he was
dispatched to investigate a “suspicious person” walking around a construction site
adjacent to the volunteer fire department and the surrounding neighborhood on
Demi-John Island in Brazoria County, Texas. When Harper arrived at the sce... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

DOMINO’S PIZZA, LLC. v. YVONNE WIEDERHOLD, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. WIEDERHOLD

In January 2011, Richard Wiederhold swerved into the median to avoid a vehicle
that had pulled out in front of him. His vehicle drifted through the median and back across
the roadway, flipped over once or twice, and came to rest in a ditch. The collision
immediately rendered him a quadriplegic. The other vehicle was driven by Jeffrey Kidd,
who was delivering pizza for Domino... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - FL)

ANTOINE L. BYNUM v. STATE OF FLORIDA

On April 26, 2015, the day before trial was initially scheduled, Appellant’s counsel
filed a notice of incompetency. As a result, the trial court held a competency hearing, and
after considering the reports of two court-appointed experts, found Appellant incompetent
to proceed and committed him to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) for
treatment at the state hospita... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - FL)

Montrell Greene v. Greenwood Public School District Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Greenwood Public School District (GPSD) hired Montrell Greene as superintendent of schools in April 2013. Greene’s contract initially provided for a three-year term of employment. GPSD later extended the contract through June 2018. On January 4, 2016, three members of the GPSD Board of Trustees—Deirdre Mayes, Randy Clark, and Samantha Milton—called a special meeting and voted to terminate Greene’s... More...   $0 (05-15-2018 - MS)

Jorge Fierro v. Landry's Restaurant

Plaintiff Jorge Fierro filed the underlying action against defendant Landry's
Restaurant Inc.,1 seeking remedies for what Fierro alleges to be Landry's' violations of
specified California labor laws and wage orders. Fierro asserts claims on behalf of
himself and on behalf of a class of individuals that he alleges is similarly situated.
Landry's demurred to the complaint on the basi... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - CA)

Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this toxic tort suit, Rhonda Williams appeals the District Court’s grant of summary judgment against her and in favor of Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (“Mosaic”).
* Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation.
Case: 17-10894 Date Filed: 05/14/2018 Page: 1 of 22
2
Ms. Williams alleged that toxic substances emitted fr... More...
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United States of America v. Texas Medical Center, Southwest and Memorial City Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Memorial Hermann Health System to Pay Nearly $2 Million to Resolve Improper Billing Allegations

One of Houston’s largest health care providers has agreed to pay the United States $1,929,071.38 to resolve allegations that it improperly billed government healthcare programs, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. The allegations include inappropriately billing for inpatient... More...
   $1929071 (05-14-2018 - TX)

State of Tennessee v. Justus Onyiego

In January 2015, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the Appellant for two counts of aggravated rape based upon alternative theories. The indictment alleged the rapes occurred in September 2004, and the Appellant’s jury trial began on June 1, 2016. Although the Appellant does not contest the sufficiency of the evidence, we will summarize the evidence presented at trial.
The thirty-seven-yea... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Gabriel Dotson

On December 16, 2014, a Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. The charge for statutory rape by an authority figure was later dismissed.

The defendant was charged with abusing his biological daughter, G.D.1 At the time of the trial, she was nineteen years old. The victim,... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

Demetrius Anderson v. State of Tennessee

On March 23, 2013, the Petitioner robbed two men, Richard Cooper and Willie Crawford, at gunpoint and took $60 and some marijuana. The victims called the police, and the Petitioner was apprehended after a short foot chase. In July 2013, the Petitioner was indicted for aggravated robbery and criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery. On September 4, 2013, the trial court ordered the Petitione... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

Nikolaus Johnson v. State of Tennessee

The procedural history of this case is protracted and complex. A Sullivan County Criminal Court jury convicted the petitioner of one count of the first degree premeditated murder of Bristol Police Department Officer Mark Vance, who had been dispatched to the home of the petitioner’s girlfriend to answer a call that the petitioner was “at the house threatening her with a gun,” and sentenced him to... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

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