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Guadalupe County v. Woodlake Partners, Inc. Guadalupe County Texas

Guadalupe County appeals the trial court’s order denying the motion for summary judgment Guadalupe County filed asserting governmental immunity. Guadalupe County contends the trial court erred in denying the motion because the evidence established as a matter of law that any damage to the value of the appellees’ property was proximately caused by the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (... More...   $0 (04-24-2017 - )

Stripe-A-Zone, Inc. v. M.J. Scotch Family Limited Partnership Tarrant County Texas Courthouse

This appeal arises from a bench trial that concerned a claim for breach of
an oral contract. Appellant Stripe-A-Zone, Inc. (Stripe-A-Zone) appeals the trial
court’s judgment awarding damages to appellee M.J. Scotch Family Limited
Partnership (Scotch). In four issues, Stripe-A-Zone contends that the evidence is
insufficient to prove the formation of a contract, that the evidence sho... More...
   $0 (04-24-2017 - TX)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company v. The Superior Court of San Mateo County, and Zachary Rowe, et al. Real Parties In Interest

BY THE COURT:
On April 17, 2017, we received a letter from counsel for PG&E requesting that we
modify our opinion in this case. We treat this request as a petition for rehearing, which
we deny. However, we order that the opinion filed on April 5, 2017, be modified as
follows:
1. On pages 25 through 26: delete the last four paragraphs of Part VI in full.
They begin at page 2... More...
   $0 (04-24-2017 - )

Pacific Gas and Electric Company v. The Superior Court of San Mateo County, and Zachary Rowe, et al. Real Parties In Interest

BY THE COURT:
On April 17, 2017, we received a letter from counsel for PG&E requesting that we
modify our opinion in this case. We treat this request as a petition for rehearing, which
we deny. However, we order that the opinion filed on April 5, 2017, be modified as
follows:
1. On pages 25 through 26: delete the last four paragraphs of Part VI in full.
They begin at page 2... More...
   $0 (04-24-2017 - )

United States of America v. Marco Antonio Ochoa, a/k/a Alfredo Ochoa Valladares Federal Courthouse, Oakland, California

Oakland, CA - Oakland Resident Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Methamphetamine Trafficking

Marco Antonio Ochoa, aka Alfredo Ochoa Valladares, was sentenced today to 132 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine announced. The sentence follows a guilty plea entered January 30, 2017, in which Ochoa admitted he participated in... More...
   $0 (04-23-2017 - CA)

Roderick McAlpin v. State of Tennessee COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE AT KNOXVILLE

A Knox County jury found the petitioner guilty of four felony drug offenses and the offense of criminal trespass for acts committed on September 11, 2012. The drug convictions consisted of possession with intent to sell more than 0.5 grams of cocaine within 1000 feet of a public school, possession with intent to deliver more than 0.5 grams of cocaine within 1000 feet of a public school, possessio... More...   $0 (04-22-2017 - TN)

David Garden v. State of Indiana Former Realtor charged with tricking homeowners out of their property

From approximately 2010 through 2014, Garden engaged in a series of
fraudulent real estate transactions. In some cases, Garden would offer to sell a
home for an individual, obtain a quitclaim deed for the property, and then enter
into a rent-to-own agreement with a subsequent victim that was contrary to the
authority given to him by the original owner. In other cases, Garden ... More...
   $0 (04-22-2017 - IN)

In the Interest of R.L., a/k/a RC, a/k/a R.M. and R.L., children Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In these accelerated appeals,2 appellant, T.H.L., challenges the trial court’s orders, entered after a bench trial, awarding the Department of Family and Protective Services (“DFPS”) permanent managing conservatorship of her four minor children, R.C.,3 R.L., C.J., and C.C.J. (collectively, “the children”).4 In her sole issue, T.H.L. contends that the trial court erred in appointing DFPS as the chi... More...   $0 (04-21-2017 - TX)

Citizens For Beach Rights v. City of San Diego

In 2006, the City of San Diego (City) obtained a Site Development Permit (SDP)
to construct a new lifeguard station on Mission Beach. The SDP stated that failure to
2
utilize the permit within 36 months of its issuance would automatically void the permit.
Over the ensuing years, the City worked to secure a permit from the California Coastal
Commission (Commission) and to obtai... More...
   $0 (04-21-2017 - )

Phillip Baranchik v. Mario Fizulich

In 2008, defendants and respondents
1 Redondo Beach
police officers Mario Fizulich, Phillip Ho, and Ellen
Tumbocon interacted with plaintiffs and appellants Phillip
Baranchik and Eric Baranchik.
2 The details of the
interaction and subsequent arrests and criminal
prosecutions are more fully described later in this opinion.
Based on the interaction, Phillip, Eric, an... More...
   $0 (04-20-2017 - )

United States of America v. Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. Princes Cruises

Miami, FL - Cruise Line Ordered To Pay $40 Million For Illegal Dumping Of Oil Contaminated Waste And Falsifying Records

Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. (Princess) was sentenced to pay a $40 million penalty – the largest-ever for crimes involving deliberate vessel pollution – related to illegal dumping overboard of oil contaminated waste and falsification of official logs in order to conceal th... More...
   $40000000 (04-19-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Troy Ahkeem Wilson

Greenville, NC - Wilmington Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Heroin and Fentanyl Distribution

Senior United States District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced TROY AHKEEM WILSON, 38, of Wilmington to 144 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release.

WILSON was named in a two-count Superseding Indictment filed on September 21, 2016, and pled guilty to Possess with th... More...
   $0 (04-18-2017 - NC)

United States of America v. Keith Ray Smith Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Former Summersville Bank Officer Pleads Guilty to Fraud, ID Theft Scheme

A former Summersville, Mo., bank officer pleaded guilty in federal court to a fraud scheme in which he took out loans for himself by stealing the identity information of bank customers.

Keith Ray Smith, 44, of Summersville, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Mag... More...
   $0 (04-18-2017 - MO)

United States of America v. Jeffrey Spanier Federal Courthouse - Dan Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Owner of Stock Lending Firm Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for His Role in a $100 Million Stock-Loan Fraud Scheme

Jeffrey Spanier, former owner of Amerifund Capital Finance, LLC located in Boca Raton, Florida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Roger T. Benitez to serve eight years in federal prison and pay approximately $20 million in restitution for his... More...
   $0 (04-17-2017 - CA)

In re Gilbert Trejo, on Habeas Corpus

This case presents the question whether a “youth offender” sentenced to a term of 15 years to life for an offense committed when he was 17 years old and found suitable for release on parole pursuant to the youth offender parole provisions of Penal Code section 3051 must, before being released, serve a consecutive sentence imposed for a crime committed in prison at age 20. We conclude that the deci... More...   $0 (04-17-2017 - )

United States of America v. Christian Hugo Contreras Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Mexican National Sentenced to Prison for Participating in Marijuana Trafficking and Money Laundering Ring Operating in Southeastern New Mexico and West Texas

Drug Trafficking Organization Distributed Quantities of Marijuana from El Paso to Roswell to Lubbock

Christian Hugo Contreras, 34, a Mexican national residing in El Paso, Tex., was sentenced in federal court... More...
   $0 (04-16-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. KASSEY BENJAMIN

We must determine whether a defendant seeking a waiver of
the mandatory minimum sentence under the Graves Act is entitled
to discovery of the prosecutor’s files from cases in which other
defendants were granted waivers of the mandatory minimum
penalty.
The Graves Act prescribes a minimum term of incarceration
for certain firearm-related offenses. For some first-time ... More...
   $0 (04-15-2017 - NJ)

United States of America v. HSBC Bank, U.S.C. Federal Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles Civil Lawsuit Against HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Regarding Failure To Disclose Fraud Or Potential Fraud In Guaranteed Loans

Defendant HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Admits Submitting Dozens of Loans for Payment on SBA Guarantees Without Disclosing that Loans Had Been Identified as Fraudulent or Potentially Fraudulent

Joon H. Kim, the Acting U... More...
   $0 (04-14-2017 - NY)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ALEXANDER JOHNSON AND MICHAEL F. WILLIAMS Estes Kefauver Federal Building - Nashville, Tennessee

On February 12, 2015, the Knox County Grand Jury charged both of the defendants with two counts each of the November 2014 aggravated rape of C.C.1 As is relevant to this appeal, the presentment lists as witnesses C.C., Bridget Boland, and cellular telephone service providers New Cingular Wireless/AT&T Wireless and Sprint/Nextel Communications. Witnesses Anna Lawn and Natalie Tavares were later ad... More...   $0 (04-14-2017 - TN)

United States of America v. Tonia Vaughn

Johnstown, PA - Business Owner Pleads Guilty in Money Laundering Scheme

A resident of Portage, Pa. pleaded guilty in federal court in Johnstown to a charge of conspiring to commit money laundering.

Tonia Vaughn, 41, of Portage, Pa., pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

Gary and Tonia Vaughn were the owners and operators of G... More...
   $0 (04-13-2017 - PA)

Deborah Shaw v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County

This case presents two issues: (1) Is a trial court ruling denying a request
for a jury trial in a civil action subject to review prior to trial by a petition for an
extraordinary writ or may such a ruling be reviewed only by appeal after trial?
and (2) Is there a right to a jury trial in a health care facility whistleblower action
for retaliatory termination brought pursuant to He... More...
   $0 (04-13-2017 - )

United States of America v. Ming Lian ZhouAntoine Aroche, aka Antoine Aroache Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - San Francisco Resident Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Methamphetamine Trafficking

Antoine Aroche, aka Antoine Aroache, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge John J. Martin. The ... More...
   $0 (04-12-2017 - CA)

Untied States of America v. Jarvis Cook

Phoenix, AZ - Mishongnovi Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Assaulting Federal Officer

Jarvis Cook, 45, of Mishongnovi Village, Second Mesa, Ariz., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 46 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Cook, an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe, had previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serio... More...
   $0 (04-12-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Jarvis Cook

Phoenix, AZ - Mishongnovi Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Assaulting Federal Officer

Jarvis Cook, 45, of Mishongnovi Village, Second Mesa, Ariz., was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton to 46 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Cook, an enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe, had previously pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serio... More...
   $0 (04-11-2017 - AZ)

Kris Edward Rau v. The State of Texas

When she died on April 14, 2014, single mother Lianne Murray had two
grown children, Allisyn Ramirez and Daniel Murray, was a grandmother of a
young boy, and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her second grandson in May.
Her father had committed suicide in April 2009 by shooting himself, and her
mother had passed away a short time later, suffering from dementia and
estrang... More...
   $0 (04-11-2017 - TX)

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