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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. MONOTOR M. PETE COURT OF APPEAL FOURTH CIRCUIT STATE OF LOUISIANA

Louisiana law requires convicted sex offenders to register with local law
enforcement authorities and to notify the communities in which they reside of their
presence. See La. R.S. 15:540, et seq. (the “Sex Offender Statutes”). Mr. Pete’s
obligation to register and to notify arises out of his November 7, 2002 conviction
for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.1 State v. Pete,... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - LA)

John Barna v. Board of School Directors of the Panther Valley School District Middle District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Plaintiff John Barna filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that the Panther Valley School Board (“School Board” or “Board”) and several of its officials violated his First Amendment rights by categorically banning him from
attending Board meetings after he was threatening and disruptive on several occasions. The Board and the individual officials moved for summary judgment. The Distr... More...
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Brian Christopher Keith v. The State of Texas Murder trial of Hardin man accused of revenge killing of baby ends with hung jury

The complainant N.K., born on May 31, 2013, was the infant daughter of S.K.1
While Keith was listed on N.K.’s birth certificate as the father, it was uncontroverted
that he was not the biological father of the child. During an extended period of
absence from the home by Keith, S.K. had an affair with another man, which
produced the child. There was testimony at trial that Keith... More...
   $0 (12-12-2017 - TX)

YVONNE WILSON v. RODNEY D. BRANDT, M.D., and FLATHEAD VALLEY ORTHOPEDIC CENTER, P.C. United States District Court for the District of Montana

On October 30, 2007, Wilson twisted her left knee while removing a pool cover at
work. An MRI showed a medial meniscus tear of her left knee. Dr. Brandt, an
orthopedic surgeon at Flathead Valley Orthopedic Center, P.C. (FVOC), performed a
medial meniscus resection on December 13, 2007, to repair the tear. During surgery, Dr.
Brandt discovered that Wilson’s ACL was partially... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - MT)

Navajo Nation v. Department of the Interior, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

The Department of the Interior (“Interior” or “the
Secretary”) oversees the control, storage, and delivery to the
Western states of the waters of the Colorado River. In most
years, each state in the Colorado River Basin receives a fixed
amount of water from the river; in “surplus” and “shortage”
years, that amount changes. In the face of unprecedented
drought and ever-incre... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - AZ)

In re: W.B.

{¶1} Appellant, Taunia B. (“Mother”), appeals from a judgment of the Lorain County
Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, that terminated her parental rights and placed her
minor child in the permanent custody of Lorain County Children Services ("LCCS“). This Court
affirms.
I.
{¶2} Mother is the biological mother of W.B., born October 8, 2001. The child’s
father (“Father... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - OH)

In Re: K.C. and A.G.

{¶1} Appellant Mother appeals the judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common
Pleas, Juvenile Division, that granted legal custody of her children K.C. and A.G. to Paternal
Great Aunt and Uncle (“Aunt” and “Uncle”). For the following reasons, this Court affirms.
I.
{¶2} Mother is the biological mother of K.C. (d.o.b. 12/15/11) and A.G. (d.o.b.
8/22/15). Father is the biologic... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - OH)

Joan Kedra v. Richard Schroeter Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises from the grievous death of State
Trooper David Kedra, who was shot and killed by his
instructor, then-Corporal Richard Schroeter, during a routine
firearms training. Although a long-term veteran of the police
force and specifically certified in the safe use of firearms,
** Honorable Michael J. Melloy, Senior Circuit Judge,
United States Court of Appeals for... More...
   $0 (12-03-2017 - PA)

David Richard Sizemore v. Nancy A. Berryhill United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

David Sizemore applied for disability benefits from the Social Security
Administration in July 2011, claiming that he was disabled due to diabetes and bipolar
disorder. After his application was denied by an administrative law judge (“ALJ”), who
found that Sizemore was not disabled, and review was denied by the Appeals Council, he
commenced this action in the district court. The di... More...
   $0 (12-01-2017 - NC)

Domenico Taglieri v. Michelle Monasky Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Our decision in this case is controlled by the 1980 Hague
Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Convention” or “Hague
Convention”), which dictates that a wrongfully removed child must be returned to the country of
habitual residence. Our precedent has demonstrated that where a child lives exclusively in one
country, that country is presumed to be the ch... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - OH)

Scott Folkerts v. The State of Texas Scott Folkerts Sentenced for 2013 Lubbock Death

Scott Folkerts (appellant) was convicted of manslaughter when, after drinking
alcohol, he caused the death of the passenger who rode in his vehicle. The death
occurred when appellant drove the vehicle at a speed far in excess of the posted limit
and struck the rear of another vehicle. Within the indictment charging him of
manslaughter, the State also averred that he had used ... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - TX)

Ruben Lee Allen v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals For The First District of Texas

Kannan Rajan, the complainant, testified that as the pharmacist at the BZ
Pharmacy in Harris County, Texas, he was responsible for handling the money in
the pharmacy’s cash register, the prescription medications, and other property of the
pharmacy. On September 11, 2015, while his assistant technician was on break and
he was alone in the pharmacy, the complainant went to the r... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - TX)

IN THE INTEREST OF: EHD, Minor Child, MMH and LJH v. THE STATE OF WYOMING Supreme Court of Wyoming

On June 18, 2015, EHD’s mother, HD (“Mother”), was discovered unconscious in the backseat of her vehicle by law enforcement with a needle protruding from her body. She held EHD in her arms and an empty bottle of rum was within reach. Mother was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance, and EHD was placed in protective custody after efforts to place her w... More...   $0 (11-29-2017 - WY)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. JOSEPH MAGGIO

Defendant was arrested in 1983 in the State of New York on
unrelated charges of first and second degree attempted murder.
Defendant was tried and convicted of first and second degree
attempted murder in New York and was sentenced to consecutive
terms on these charges of twenty-five years to life and twelve
and-one-half years to twenty-five years. In November 1983,
de... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - NJ)

City of Fontana v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, City of Ontario, Real Parties in Interest

If a municipality imposes a sales tax, the State Board of Equalization (Board or
BOE) has the statutory authority to collect and then remit the tax back to the
municipality. But what if more than one municipality claim that the taxable sale occurred
within its jurisdiction? Included in the Board’s authority is the power to determine where
sales of personal property occur, and the c... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. AMANDA JO ROCHELLE WIEGAND Probation Violation

Stansbury was common-law married to Nichole Stobaugh, and they were together from 2007 through 2013. Two children were born of their marriage—Lily and Jayden. Stansbury and Stobaugh were divorced in 2013; afterwards, they shared joint legal custody of their children.

At Stobaugh's request, on December 17, 2015, the district court entered a protection from stalking order that was to rem... More...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - KS)

STATE OF WASHINGTON V. ANTHONY A. JOSEPH Washington State Supreme Court

On October 4, 2014, police responded to a report of vehicle prowling. The
responding officer found Anthony Joseph asleep in an unlocked Chevy Blazer on a
public street in Ellensburg. The officer recognized Joseph and knew that he was
homeless. The officer contacted Joseph and told him to exit the vehicle.
Initially, Joseph said that he had the owner's permission; however, he thenMore...
   $0 (11-26-2017 - )

STATE OF UTAH v. JOSHUA MARTIN Utah Supreme Court

The State tried Mr. Martin on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, for sexually abusing his sisters-in-law A.L. and N.L. while occupying “a position of special trust in relation to” them. UTAH CODE § 76-5-404.1(4)(h). ¶ 7 At trial, A.L. testified that Mr. Martin had touched her vagina on four different occasions while he was supervising her; N.L. testified tha... More...   $0 (11-26-2017 - UT)

STATE OF UTAH v. MICHAEL WADDELL JOHNSON Jury returns guilty verdict for Michael Waddell Johnson in 1998 killing

Michael Johnson was charged and tried for murder. At trial, Mr. Johnson requested an instruction for the lesser offense of homicide by assault. The trial court agreed and stated on the record that it would use the homicide by assault instruction submitted by Mr. Johnson. ¶3 The jury returned a guilty verdict on the murder charge, and Mr. Johnson appealed his conviction to the court of appeals. H... More...   $0 (11-26-2017 - UT)

STATE OF UTAH v. BENJAMIN DAVID RETTIG Man gets 25 years to life for his role in BYU prof's slaying

In November 2009, Benjamin Rettig and Martin Bond traveled from Vernal, Utah, to the home of Kay Mortensen in Spanish Fork, Utah.1 Mortensen owned a large supply of firearms that were located in a “bunker” behind his home. Bond and Rettig traveled to his home with the intent to steal some of his firearms. The two entered Mortensen’s home with a handgun while wearing ski masks and latex gloves. The... More...   $0 (11-26-2017 - UT)

Eileen Bransten v. State of New York New York Court of Appeals Hall - Albany, New York

The issue presented on this appeal is whether Civil Service Law § 167 (8), as amended, authorizing a reduction of the State's contribution to health insurance benefits for State employees, including members of the State judiciary, violates the Judicial Compensation Clause [*2]of the State Constitution (NY Const, art VI, § 25 [a]). We conclude the State's contribution is not judicial compensation p... More...   $0 (11-21-2017 - NY)

Latham E. Small v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

Small and H.S. married in May 2015, and they lived with H.S.’s parents. In
October 2015, H.S.’s nineteen-year-old sister, H.D., also moved into the
residence. On the evening of October 21, 2015, Small, H.S., H.D., and their
mother, K.D., had dinner together at the home, and, after dinner, the four of
them had a bonfire in the fire pit on the backyard patio.4 Small and K.D. h... More...
   $0 (11-20-2017 - IN)

State of Nebraska v. Harold W. Baker

Baker was charged with eight counts: count I, first
degree murder, a Class IA felony, for the killing of Richey;
count II, use of a firearm to commit a felony, a Class IC felony;
count III, first degree murder, a Class IA felony, for the killing
of Johnson; count IV, use of a firearm to commit a felony,
a Class IC felony; count V, attempted first degree murder,
a Class II f... More...
   $0 (11-19-2017 - NE)

Kristy Douglas v. Xerox Business Services, L.L.C. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

In this appeal, we address an issue of first impression in
our circuit regarding the minimum-wage provision of the
Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Specifically, we
consider whether the relevant unit for determining
minimum-wage compliance is the workweek as a whole or
each individual hour within the workweek. Although the
statutory text and context do not conclusively an... More...
   $0 (11-19-2017 - WA)

Bret Cornell v. City and County of San Francisco

Police officer trainee Bret Cornell, while off-duty and in street clothes, went for a
run one morning in Golden Gate Park, stopping for a brief rest on a knoll called Hippie
Hill. Two uniformed patrol officers in the area spotted him, thought he looked
“worried,” and grew suspicious because the bushes on Hippie Hill are known for illicit
drug activity. As the patrolmen began to app... More...
   $0 (11-17-2017 - CA)

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