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STATE OF OHIO vs. MARK HILL

On January 27, 2017, Cincinnati Police Officer John Neal was
dispatched to Emming Street to investigate a report of a brick thrown at a house. He
took a statement from the complainants for criminal damaging. While Neal was
investigating on Emming Street, Officers Stavale and Pierson responded
independently to Coon Alley to investigate a possible suspect.
{¶4} When Stav... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GERMAINE EVANS

The record shows that on December 15, 2015, Evans was charged in
juvenile court with aggravated robbery, carrying concealed weapons, and receiving
stolen property. The following day, the state filed a motion asking the juvenile court
to relinquish jurisdiction under Juv.R. 30. Evans filed a motion in opposition, in
which he challenged the constitutionality of the mandatory-bi... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROGER LANTER

On June 17, 2016, the Cincinnati police were dispatched to a home on
William Howard Taft Road after a reported breaking and entering. The victim, an
86-year-old woman, lived alone. She had left her home for church around 12:00
p.m. and returned after mass had ended at 12:30 p.m. Upon her return, she noticed
that window panes on her backdoor were broken and that the door was ... More...
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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. WILLIS REESE

Defendant Willis Reese was charged with several offenses, including aggravated vehicular hijacking (720 ILCS 5/18-4(a)(3) (West 2006)), vehicular invasion (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1 (West 2006)), attempted armed robbery (720 ILCS 5/8-4, 18-2 (West 2006)), and escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6 (West 2006)). The public defender was appointed to represent defendant, but defendant subsequently informed the trial court... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. DENNIS L. BAILEY

In July 2004, defendant was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of disarming a peace officer. The circuit court allowed defendant’s public defender to withdraw, and defendant proceeded pro se at his 2005 jury trial. Defendant was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of 24 years on each of the two counts. On direct appeal, defendant’s sole cl... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

Diamonte William Baker v. State of Indiana

Baker met Stephanie Miller in September 2016. They began a romantic relationship, and Baker moved into Miller’s apartment the following month. On January 22, 2017, after the pair had an argument, Miller tried to exit the apartment. However, Baker blocked her by standing in front of the door. When Miller turned her back on Baker, he stabbed her in the back with “a survival knife.” Tr. Vol... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

Tavis Ray Crittendon v. State of Indiana

In the early-morning hours of January 25, 2016, Acacia Frye called 911 when she found Crittendon, her live-in boyfriend, unresponsive with blue lips. Acacia “immediately recognize[d] it as a [h]eroin overdose” and started administering CPR. Tr. p. 36. [3] When Deputy Christopher Francis with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the Warsaw house, medics were working on Crit... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

Thomas E. St. Pierre v. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this appeal following the District Court’s dismissal of Appellant Thomas E. St. Pierre’s class action complaint, we consider a matter of first impression among the Courts of Appeals: whether unpaid highway tolls constitute the type of “debt” that could support a consumer claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because we conclude they do not, we will affirm.
I. Background1
A... More...
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James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other... More...
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Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t... More...
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Garrell "Gary" McCutcheon Jr., and Melissa K. McCutcheon v. Pavco Trucking Co. Inc., and Titan Transfer, Inc.

Pavco Trucking Company, Inc. (“Pavco”), operated a trucking company in
Clarksville, Indiana. Pavco employed the McCutcheons to haul freight by
truck. Pavco terminated the McCutcheons’ employment on February 14, 2014.
[3] On March 1, 2014, Titan and Pavco executed the Purchase Agreement which
enumerated a number of Pavco’s assets that would be transferred to Titan in
exch... More...
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Caleb Bixler v. State of Indiana

In August of 2015, Bixler, Keith Cornwell (Cornwell), Ricky Ogden (Ogden), John Murphy (Murphy), and Ron Trahan (Trahan) were all residing in a two story house located on the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Trahan occupied the downstairs bedroom. One of the two upstairs bedrooms was shared by Ogden and Murphy, while Cornwell and Bixler shared the other. Cornwell did not get along with T... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Jevon R. Bates-Smith v. State of Indiana

Indiana State Police Detective Joshua Allen works for the drug enforcement
section and is assigned to covert operations in an undercover role investigating
people who deal in cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. He has been
involved in over 500 criminal investigations related to controlled substances.
Detective Allen often employs confidential informants (CIs), who are usual... More...
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Kristopher Kanable v. State of Indiana

On Friday, May 6, 2016, four men—Kanable, Xzavier Jordan, Brenton Hoppes, and Jason White—spent the day together, first in Kokomo and then in Lafayette. Jordan drove the men around in his white SUV. While together, the men concocted a plan to take property from a house while armed with a gun. Court of Appeals of Indiana | Memorandum Decision 18A-CR-195 | August 9, 2018 Page 3 of 17 ... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Sherry Vernell Webb v. State of Indiana

On March 31, 2017, Malinda Solomon drove her vehicle to pick up Robert Crisler at an apartment building, parked her vehicle in the parking lot, entered the building, knocked on the door to Robert and his wife Ethel’s apartment, and was let inside. Webb, who lived in a neighboring apartment, was in the apartment with Robert and Ethel. At some point, Webb stood up and said “that’s the b---- t... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Charles A. Pickering v. State of Indiana

On January 11, 2017, Pickering met S.B., a sixty-three-year-old homeless
woman, at a shelter in South Bend, and he invited her to come with him to an
apartment where he was staying. Pickering and S.B. drank some beer and
vodka, and then Pickering started to undress. S.B. told Pickering that she did
not want to have sex with him, but he grabbed her hair and forced her to
... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Daniel Joseph Decker

In the summer of 2014, 14-year-old M.J. babysat for a couple that she met through
her sister. During that same summer, Decker moved into the couple’s home, and he and
M.J. became friends on Facebook. At the time, Decker was 34 years old, and was aware
of M.J.’s age.
On September 8, 2014, Decker sent M.J. a video via Facebook Messenger at 12:51
a.m. The video showed o... More...
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RANDY HILL TRAMS vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

Following a guilty plea, Movant was convicted of one count of forgery, in violation of Section 570.090.2 Pursuant to a plea agreement, the court sentenced Movant to five years in the Department of Corrections, suspended execution of the sentence, placed Movant on five years of probation, and ordered Movant to serve forty days of shock incarceration. One of the conditions of Movant’s probation w... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - MO)

Andrea Watson Davidson v. The State of Texas

In or around 2000, appellant was employed by Kalsi Engineering1 as an accountant, performing day-to-day activities with accounts receivable and accounts payable. Kalsi Engineering was owned by Manmohan Kalsi, Ph.D., and his wife. Appellant’s duties included preparing checks based on customer invoices, presenting checks to management2 for signature, and tracking inventory for the seal division. A... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Lonnie Martin Williams v. The State of Texas

On June 1, 2017, Williams was indicted for two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of possession of a substance in penalty group one in an amount less than a gram. See id. § 29.03, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). The two aggravated robbery counts were enhanced due to Williams’s prior felony conviction. On October 16, 2017, the case was c... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Joshua D. Lemons v. The State of Texas

Lemons was charged with possession of a controlled substance for possessing methamphetamine on March 14, 2008. See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115. Lemons was subsequently charged with bail jumping on June 27, 2008. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 38.10. On January 26 2009, Lemons pleaded guilty in both cases1 and was placed on five years’ deferred adjudication probation. In May 2009... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Dre Jacobo v. The State of Texas

Following his guilty plea, appellant was placed on deferred-adjudication community supervision for a period of ten years. The State later filed an “Original Motion to Revoke Probation.” The motion alleged that appellant committed several violations of his community supervision conditions, including failing to: comply with sex offender registration requirements; report to his probation officer; ... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Lara Carlson v. University of New England District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

The district court entered
summary judgment against Dr. Lara Carlson, a faculty member, on
her claim of retaliation under Title VII and the Maine Human Rights
Act (MHRA) against her employer, the University of New England
(UNE). Carlson alleges that, after she complained to UNE about
sexual harassment by her department chair and supervisor, Dr. Paul
Visich, the school retal... More...
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Jan C. Torres-Pagan v. Commissioners, Social Security Administration (Nancy A. Berryhill) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this Social Security
benefits opinion, Jan Torres-Pagán ("Torres-Pagán") appeals from
the District Court's order upholding an administrative law judge's
("ALJ") conclusion that, although he had previously been eligible
for Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") benefits as a child, he
was ineligible for the same as an adult. Because we believe the
record before the ALJ was... More...
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Property California SCJLW One Corporation v. Kris Leamy

Defendants Robin and Kris Leamy appeal from a final judgment entered in favor
of plaintiff Property California SCJLW One Corporation. The judgment was entered
based on an order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment regarding a
settlement agreement (Agreement) involving attorney fees that contained a standard
general release. Defendants contend summary judgment was improp... More...
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