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The People of the State of Colorado v. Curtis A. Brooks

This case presents the question of whether Colorado’s recently enacted
sentencing scheme for juvenile offenders who received unconstitutional mandatory
sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole (“LWOP”) violates the
Special Legislation Clause of the Colorado Constitution. We conclude that it does not.
¶2 Based on acts that Brooks committed when he was fifte... More...
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DEJUAN A. BELL v. STATE OF KANSAS MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

The district court summarily denied Dejuan A. Bell's motion for habeas corpus relief based on the motion and the court's files and records. Bell appeals, asking us to remand the case with directions to hold an evidentiary hearing on his motion. When we are presented with an appeal from a summary denial of such a motion, this court is in the same position as the district court and will review the m... More...   $0 (09-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MARTIN R. PATRICK MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

Martin Patrick appeals his conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol to a degree that rendered him incapable of safely operating a vehicle. The events leading to his conviction took place at about 10:30 on the evening of May 25, 2013, when Officer Jason Colobong of the Tonganoxie Police Department observed Patrick's pickup truck straddling the centerline of the road. Patrick and his gi... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - KS)

Shonda Martin v. Milwaukee County Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County (“County”) hired Xavier Thicklen in late 2012 to work as a corrections officer in its jail. County has a zero-tolerance policy forbidding corrections officers from having any sexual
contact with inmates. County repeatedly instructed Thicklen not to engage in any such contact and trained him to avoid it. Thicklen gave answers to quizzes indicating he understood the training. Bu... More...
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Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. Luis A. Morales, Jr

On April 27, 2016, Detective Lowell Smittle of the Columbus Division of Police applied for a search warrant requesting a search be authorized at 643 Belvidere Avenue "and the curtilage" thereof in Columbus, Ohio. (Aff. in Support of Warrant to No. 17AP-807 2 Search at 2; Search Warrant at 1.) The affidavit in support of the warrant to search provided by Smittle states: In January 2016, D... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CHARLES BROWN

Two Cleveland police officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of one involved in armed robberies. When the vehicle stopped, Brown jumped out of the passenger side in a shooting stance with a handgun aimed in the direction of the officers’ patrol car. The officers both took cover, expecting shots to be fired. One of the officers immediately heard and saw Brown ... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- JONATHAN Q. SMITH

On March 28, 2017, appellant pled guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs
in violation of R.C. 2925.03, one count of illegal manufacture of drugs in violation of R.C.
2925.04, and one count of having weapon while under disability in violation of R.C.
2923.13 (Case No. CR2016-0391). By entry filed May 16, 2017, the trial court sentenced
appellant to an aggregate term of el... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. CHRISTOPHER R. LODWICK

Appellant, Christopher Lodwick, was indicted in the Scioto
County Court of Common Pleas on May 12, 2017, for one count of burglary,
a second-degree felony in violation of R.C. 2911.12(A)(1) and (D). The
indictment also included a repeat violent offender specification pursuant to
R.C. 2941.149. A superseding indictment was filed on September 5, 2017,
amending the burglary... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MYCHAEL JENKINS MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

This case arises from an altercation that took place between Jenkins and
Jade Hamilton on January 6, 2017. Following an investigation, Jenkins was charged
with one count of domestic violence and one count of assault. A jury trial was conducted
on July 20, 2017.
{¶ 5} During trial, Hamilton testified that she took her six-month old son to Dayton
Children’s Hospital beca... More...
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Richard Sander v. State Bar of California

Appellants and petitioners Richard Sander and the First Amendment Coalition
(Petitioners) challenge the trial court’s denial of their petition for writ of mandate seeking
to obtain information from the State Bar of California’s bar admissions database.
Specifically, Petitioners seek individually unidentifiable records for all applicants to the
California Bar Examination from 1972 t... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. WESLEY GARY

On July 7, 2017, Gary was indicted for one count of trafficking in marijuana
in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(2), a felony of the fifth degree, and one count of possession
of marijuana in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), a minor misdemeanor. The charges arose
after a detective observed clear, plastic baggies of marijuana in Gary’s half-open
backpack while the backpack was lying on... More...
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State of Iowa v. Saivon Isaiah McGruder

The district court convicted Saivon McGruder of robbery in the first degree
and theft in the first and third degrees. The district court sentenced McGruder to
concurrent terms of incarceration for each offense. McGruder challenges these
convictions on appeal, contending the district court erred in denying his motion for
substitute counsel and his convictions must be vacated a... More...
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LANCE BROOKS vs. STATE OF IOWA

The jury was instructed the State would have to prove several elements of
first-degree robbery, including: “The Defendant or the person(s) the Defendant
aided and abetted was armed with a dangerous weapon.” The jury also was
instructed the State would have to prove several elements of first-degree burglary,
including: “During the incident the Defendant or the person(s) he aide... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. ETHEN EDDIE RICHARD AYERS MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

Upon the evidence presented at trial, a reasonable jury could make the
following factual findings. On December 8, 2016, Correctional Officer Derek Dill
was working in the housing unit in the state penitentiary in which Ayers resides.
As a result of a previous lockdown on this date, inmates were restricted from taking
showers for a period of time. Sometime after the lockdown ... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. DUSTIN JEROME JEFFERSON

Dustin1 was convicted of aiding and abetting his mother, Ginger Jefferson,
in the stabbing death of his wife, Kerry Jefferson. Dustin and Kerry had a volatile
marriage and lived separately. Dustin lived at his cousin Carlos’s house, but Kerry
often spent time with him there. Kerry fearfully told a friend shortly before her death
that Dustin might hurt or kill her. The next ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. TIMREK ANDREWS

On October 15, 2013, defendant, Timrek Andrews, was arrested following a
traffic stop by two New Orleans Police Department (“NOPD”) officers for a
damaged driver-side mirror on defendant’s vehicle. During the traffic stop, the
officers requested defendant exit and step to the rear of the vehicle for officer
safety. After defendant exited the vehicle, the officers observed def... More...
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Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach, et al.

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
   $0 (09-14-2018 - CA)

CITY OF TULSA v. HODGE

In 2010 the Workers' Compensation Court held that Ms. Hodge sustained an accidental injury on September 15, 2008 in the course of her employment. The trial court awarded her benefits for injuries to the left leg (knee), cervical spine, left shoulder, and whole body. The matter currently before this Court arises out of a subsequent claim filed by Ms. Hodge seeking additional benefits alleging she s... More...   $0 (09-13-2018 - OK)

Jane Doe v. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Jane Doe's insurer, Harvard
Pilgrim Health Care ("HPHC"), deemed part of the time Doe spent at
a mental health residential treatment facility not medically
necessary under the health care benefits plan established by the
employer of Doe's parent. HPHC therefore denied coverage for that
portion of the treatment. After several unsuccessful
administrative appeals, Doe sued HPH... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JOSHUA MARTUCCI

In 2013, allegations arose that Mr. Martucci had sexually abused J.S.-S. and A.S.,
two young girls whose mother was friends with Mr. Martucci’s sister. The incidents were said to
have occurred in the past when the girls were younger and had spent time at the home(s) of Mr.
Martucci’s mother, with whom Mr. Martucci resided at the time. Though the allegations
triggered an inves... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DOUGLAS PRADE

Almost twenty years ago, a jury convicted Mr. Prade for the aggravated murder of
his ex-wife, Dr. Margo Prade. In 2013, a trial court found him actually innocent due, in large
part, to new DNA evidence. The court granted Mr. Prade’s motion for post-conviction relief, but
also found that he was entitled to a new trial “should [its] order granting post-conviction relief be
over... More...
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Cheryl Searcy v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Cheryl Searcy (“Plaintiff”) sued the defendants, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris Inc. (together, “Defendants”) for unintentional and intentional torts arising from the death of her mother, Carol Lasard, alleging that Lasard’s illnesses were caused by her addiction to cigarettes manufactured by Defendants. The jury found for Plaintiff on both the unintentional and intentional tort c... More...   $0 (09-12-2018 - FL)

Donald Larry Martin v. Social Security Administration, Commissioner Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

This case requires us to consider the boundaries of “payment based wholly on service as a member of a uniformed service” for the purposes of Social Security benefit calculations. We agree with the Social Security Administration’s interpretation, and affirm the district court’s decision.
I.
Donald Larry Martin appeals from the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s decision to reduce his mo... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ANDREW D. EVILSIZOR

According to the presentence investigation report (PSI), on September 3,
2015, a confidential informant went to the home of Misty Shorten to purchase $30 of crack
cocaine. Shorten had told the informant that the crack cocaine would be delivered by
“Andy.” A police officer who was monitoring the transaction from an unmarked vehicle
saw Evilsizor enter the residence. The info... More...
   $0 (09-11-2018 - OH)

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