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Arrest Law
United States of America v. Francisco Eugenio Chavez

Francisco Chavez was arrested and charged in both California state court and Colorado federal district court on charges stemming from his involvement ina methamphetamine smuggling ring that operated between California and Colorado. He pleaded guilty to both charges. Chavez was first sentenced in federal court. At his federal sentencing hearing, Chavez asked that the court allow him to serve his fe... More...   $0 (07-23-2013 - CO)

Muhammad Hanif v. Eric H. Holder, Jr.

In his 2008 application for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT), Muhammad Hanif claimed that he had left Pakistan due to political persecution he had suffered at the hands of police as a result of his membership in an out-of-power political party, Jamaat-e-Islami ("JI"). In the hearing that followed, he told a different story, portra... More...   $0 (07-22-2013 - CT)

Leroy J. Rasanen v. John Doe

19 Plaintiff-Appellant Leroy J. Rasanen is the father and estate administrator of John
20 C. Rasanen, who was shot and killed by Defendant-Appellee Daniel Brown, a New York
21 State Police trooper, during a (warranted) search of John Rasanen’s home. Plaintiff began
22 this action against Brown and others in May 2004. Plaintiff’s September 2004 amended
23 complaint alleged one c... More...
   $0 (07-19-2013 - NY)

James Spinks v. Los Angeles County

James Spinks, age 60, sued Los Angeles County, Chris Meadows, Ermina McKelvy and Mark Collins on civil rights violation theories under 42 U.S.C. 1983 claiming that the Los Angeles County deputies used excessive force when they unlawfully arrested him during an encounter at the Rosa Park/Willowbrook train station on February 20, 2009. Plaintiff claimed that he was illegally detained and was injur... More...   $200000 (07-19-2013 - CA)

State of Oklahoma v. Jaime Thomas Hartness

State of Oklahoma charged Jaime Thomas Hartness, age 33, with two counts of indecent exposure in violation of 21 O.S. 1021 which provides:

A. Every person who willfully and knowingly either:

1. Lewdly exposes his or her person or genitals in any public place, or in any place where there are present other persons to be offended or annoyed thereby; provided, however, for purposes ... More...
   $0 (07-16-2013 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Martin Romo-Molina

State of Oklahoma v. Martin Romo-Molina

Count # 1.
Date Of Offense: 08/31/2012

Party Name: Disposition Information:

(After Prior Convictions)

Count # 2.
Count a... More...
   $0 (07-15-2013 - OK)

Jason Wayne Courtney v. State of Oklahoma

Plaintiff Jason Wayne Courtney appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to Defendants in his action brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Trooper Jacob Smith and the State of Oklahoma ex rel the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (the “State”). Courtney’s claims arise from a traffic stop on the Muskogee Turnpike during which he was arrested for being a felon in possession... More...   $0 (07-15-2013 - OK)

State of Florida v. George Zimmerman

The State of Florida charged George Zimmerman, age 29, with second-degree murder in conjunction with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, age 17, on February 26, 2012. Zimmerman, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer who had a concealed carry permit, was patrolling in the neighborhood where he lived in an effort to reduce crime. Martin, who was living in the neighborhood temporarily with his family, h... More...   $0 (07-13-2013 - FL)

Douglas Edward Tilden v. The State of Oklahoma

¶1 On April 9, 2010, Appellant Tilden, represented by counsel, entered a guilty plea to a charge of Petit Larceny after former conviction of a felony in Payne County Case No. CF-2008-443. Tilden was sentenced to five years, all suspended, subject to terms and conditions of probation. Tilden did not seek to withdraw his plea or otherwise appeal his conviction. On August 10, 2011, the State filed a... More...   $0 (07-12-2013 - OK)

KTRK Television, Inc. v. Theaola Robinson

Following a series of news reports by KTRK Television, Inc. alleging financial mismanagement, Benji’s Special Education Academy (“BSEA”), a charter school, and Theaola Robinson sued KTRK. KTRK moved to dismiss the action pursuant to the then-recently enacted Texas Citizens Participation Act


(“TCPA”).1 In a written order, the trial court denied the motion. In five issues, ... More...
   $0 (07-11-2013 - TX)

Knightstep, Debra v. Jeffers, James and Mollie

Physician’s Assistant Debra Knightstep appeals the denial of her motion to dismiss a health care liability claim under chapter 74 of the civil practice and remedies code. See TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE ANN. § 74.351 (West 2011). In a single issue, Knightstep contends the expert reports filed in this case are insufficient. The background of the case is well known to the parties; thus, we do not... More...   $0 (07-11-2013 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Brenda Fay Sweet

State of Oklahoma v. Brenda Fay Sweet

Count # 1.
Count as Filed: DI6M, DUI DRUGS & ALCOHOL - SECOND OFFENSE (MUNICIPAL ARREST) , in violation of 47 O.S. 11-902 A 4
Date Of Offense: 09/09/2012

Party Name: Disposition Information:

(After Prior Convictions)
Disposed: CONVICTION, 07/10/2013. Guilty Plea.
Count as Disposed:DUI DRUGS ... More...
   $0 (07-10-2013 - OK)

Oliver A. Rojas v. Kenneth A. Anderson

Plaintiff Oliver Rojas appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment to Defendants on his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims.

Plaintiff was arrested after Defendant Officer Kenneth Anderson stopped Plaintiff, who was visibly intoxicated, and his two cousins as they were struggling to enter a house at three o’clock in the morning. Upon being questioned by Officer Anderson, Plaintiff... More...
   $0 (07-09-2013 - CO)

State of Alaska v. Richard Corum

State of Alaska charged Richard Corum with conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs, Oxycontin, from 2007 to 2011 netting millions to the conspirators.

Alaska Law:

Sec. 11.31.120. Conspiracy. (a) An offender commits the crime of conspiracy if, with the intent to promote or facilitate a serious felony offense, the offender agrees with one or more persons to engage in or cause th... More...
   $0 (07-04-2013 - AK)

United States of America v. Mark Neuman, Lane Lyons and Timothy D. Larkin

United States of America charged Mark Neuman, Lane Lyons and Timothy D. Larkin with conspiracy to commit mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1349 and money laundering in violation of 18 U.S. 1956 in conjunction with the operation of Summit Accomodators, Inc. Accomodator was set up to facilitate 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, sued by investors to avoid or defer taxes.

The Government claim... More...
   $0 (07-03-2013 - NV)

United States of America v. Nathan Andrew Briggs

In 2012, police detained Appellant Nathan Briggs and discovered a handgun in his possession. He was charged with, and pled guilty to, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2).


In pleading guilty, Mr. Briggs reserved the right to appeal the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress the weapon seized fr... More...
   $0 (07-02-2013 - OK)

Dana Carter aka Dana Yoast v. Nextep Business, Inc. and Richard Harris

Dana Carter aka Dana Yoast sued Nextep Business, Inc. and Richard Harris on a malicious prosecution theory claiming:

1 - That a prosecution for theft was commenced against Plaintiff.

2. That the prosecution was malicious.

3. That the prosecution was instigated by the Defendants.

4. That the prosecution was without probably cause.

5. That the prosecution... More...
   $6250 (06-30-2013 - OK)

United States of America v. Jamie Larson

Jamie Larson, age 49, pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that was enacted in October 2009. The indictment alleges that on Oct. 17, 2012, Larson assaulted the victim, who is from India, based upon the victim’s actual and perceived race, color and national origin, which included Middle Eastern and Arab descent. The defendant w... More...   $0 (06-29-2013 - WA)

Erwin S. Shartz, M.D. v. Kethleen Ann Miulli

Kathleen A. Miulli, as personal representative of the Estate of Matthew Michael Miulli, sued Dr. Erwin S. Shartz and HealthPoint Medical Group, Inc., for medical negligence. Mrs. Miulli alleged that Dr. Shartz's and HealthPoint's actions and inactions regarding a sports medical release authorizing her son to play high school baseball proximately caused Matthew Miulli's death. Because we conclude t... More...   $0 (06-28-2013 - FL)

United States of America v. Jesus Figueroa-Labrada a/k/a Chuy

In 2011, a methamphetamine dealer in Oklahoma City and several of his buyers and sellers were indicted for their alleged involvement in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy. Jesus Figueroa-Labrada, one of the buyers, was convicted of conspiring to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Mr. Figueroa was involved in only three of the conspiracy’s eight drug transactions, but his p... More...   $0 (06-28-2013 - OK)

United States of America v. Norman Washington Berry

What started as a routine inspection of Norman Washington Berry’s commercial tractor-trailer at a New Mexico port of entry eventually revealed boxes of marijuana nestled in with his load of cantaloupe. A jury convicted Berry of possession with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. He complains about a “permissive inference” instruction given to the jury and claims the evid... More...   $0 (06-26-2013 - NM)

State of Oklahoma v. Michael Osages Moses

The State of Oklahoma charged Michael Osages Moses with:

Count # 1.
Count as Filed: DI6AM, DUI ALCOHOL - SECOND OFFENSE (MUNICIPAL ARREST) , in violation of 47 O.S. 11-902 A 2
Date Of Offense: 02/21/2012

Party Name: Disposition Information:

(After Prior Convictions)
Disposed: CONVICTION, 06/25/2013. Guilty Plea.
Count as Di... More...
   $0 (06-25-2013 - OK)

Michael Gwynn v. City of Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia Police Officers Michael Gwynn and Brendon Ryan appeal a summary judgment entered in favor of several of their fellow officers and the City. Appellants asserted constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, statutory claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and various state law claims. For the reasons that follow, we will affirm the judgment of the District Court.

... More...
   $0 (06-25-2013 - PA)

George Wittner v. Banner Health

Ian Wittner died at the North Colorado Medical Center after being injected with the drug Haldol during a seventy-two-hour involuntary mental health hold.

His parents, Lizbeth Cardenas and George Wittner, brought this § 1983 claim against the Medical Center, the doctor, and the nurse involved in their son’s treatment. They appeal from the district court’s grant of summary judgment to de... More...
   $0 (06-24-2013 - CO)

Ronald Reynolds, Jr. v. Brandon H. Kilgore

Ronald Reynolds, Jr., as surviving spouse and personal representative of the estate of Rebecca Kathleen Reynolds, deceased and for and on behalf of William Hugh Reynolds, sued Brandon H. Kilgore, Bryan Ashley Orme, M.D., Edmond General Surgery, LLC, Affiliated Anesthesiologists, LLC, and Mercy Hospital on medical negligence theories (medical malpractice) claiming:

1. Plaintiffs Ronald Rey... More...
   $0 (06-23-2013 - OK)

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