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United States of America v. Fernando Clarke Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Central Islip, New York

New York, NY - Former New York City Correction Department Investigator Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Transporting, Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

On May 18, 2018, an investigator with the New York City Correction Department was sentenced to 120 months in prison at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York following his March 5 jury trial conviction on seven count... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - NY)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - JUSTIN HAWKINS

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on May 20, 2016, Patrolman Jeffery Heinz, a 14
year veteran police officer with the city of Washington Court House, was finishing up a traffic
stop on Draper Street when a black GMC SUV driven by appellant passed his patrol car.
Heinz's onboard license plate reader captured the license plate of the vehicle, and Heinz ran
the license plate number thro... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DOUGLAS C. SHINE, JR.

Appellant Douglas C. Shine, Jr. (“appellant”) appeals from his convictions for
multiple counts of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, and other offenses in
connection with four shootings. Appellant assigns 21 errors for our review.1 Having reviewed
the record and pertinent law, we affirm the decision of the trial court. The apposite facts follow.
{¶2} Following a s... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. BISHOP J. HICKS

In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-17-613700-C, Hicks was charged for his involvement in
an incident that occurred on January 23, 2017, during which Hicks and his codefendants, Eric
Henderson and Javon Mason, robbed an individual at gunpoint. On January 31, 2017, the
Cuyahoga County Grand Jury returned a four-count indictment charging Hicks with
(1) aggravated robbery, a first-degree fel... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Effingham Health System Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Southern District Of Georgia Announces Largest Hospital Drug Diversion Civil Penalty Settlement in U.S. History

In the nation’s largest settlement of its kind involving allegations of drug diversion at a hospital, Effingham Health System has agreed to pay the United States $4.1 million to resolve allegations that Effingham Health System failed to provide effective controls ... More...
   $4100000 (05-21-2018 - GA)

Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
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THE STATE OF OHIO v. MYERS

The case was tried to a jury. Much of the account of what happened came from Myers’s friend and codefendant Timothy Mosley. According to Mosley, he and Myers began to concoct their scheme on January 27, 2014. That morning, Myers, who had just slept through the start of a new job, woke up Mosley
and asked him if he “wanted to make some money.” When Mosley said he did, Myers suggested that ... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - OH)

Susanna Conlin v. State of Indiana Indiana Court Of Appeals

Susanna Conlin appeals from her conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person,1 a Class A misdemeanor. She argues the trial
court erred by misapplying a statutory presumption in favor of the State and by
abusing its discretion in the admission of evidence.
[2] The following issues are presented for our review:
1. Did the trial court misapply a stat... More...
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Michael Easley; Stephania Session v. City of Riverside; Sergio Diaz; Silvio Macias Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Riverside, California

On December 22, 2011, Michael Easley (“Easley”) was shot three times by Officer Silvio Macias (“Macias”) following a traffic stop. Based on his resulting injuries, which include permanent physical disability and paralysis, Easley filed this action alleging that Macias violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 through the use of excessive force. The district court sua sponte ordered an evidentiary hearing regardin... More...   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Rabobank, National Association Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Bank Sentenced for Obstructing Regulators, Forfeits $368 Million for Concealing Anti-Money Laundering Failures

Rabobank, National Association, a California subsidiary of the Netherlands-based Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., was sentenced on May 18, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller for conspiring to impair, impede, and obstruct its primary regulator, the Depart... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Shelly Albert v. Truck Insurance Exchange

Good fences make good neighbors. Unless they obstruct an
easement.
Shelly Albert’s neighbor, Henri Baccouche, sued her for
“abatement of private nuisance,” alleging Albert had erected and
refused to remove a fence that partially blocked the only road
leading to Baccouche’s undeveloped property. Albert tendered
Baccouche’s complaint to her homeowners and umbrella insurers,More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. REGINALD WILLIAMS Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

Reginald Williams (“Williams”) and two others - Alonzo Walton and Lester
R. Allen - were charged with the March 16, 1980 first degree murder of Charles
Millet, a violation of La. R.S. 14:30. Williams was a minor on the date of the
murder. On August 28, 1980, a jury found Williams guilty as charged. He was
sentenced to life imprisonment without benefit of parole, probation, o... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - LA)

Michael Benaroya v. Bruce Willis

Benaroya Pictures (Benaroya) contracted with Westside
Corporation (Westside) to pay the well-known actor Bruce Willis, the
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president of Westside, to perform in a movie to be produced by
Benaroya. After a dispute arose regarding Willis’ payment, Willis and
Westside (collectively respondents) commenced arbitration proceedings
against Benaroya, pursuant to the arbitration c... More...
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Leon Howell Couvillion v. The State of Texas Texas Court of Appeals, Ninth District

Deputy Magdalena Strong of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
testified that in March 2016, she responded to a 9-1-1 call at the home of Couvillion
and C.G. According to Strong, C.G. called 9-1-1 and reported that Couvillion had
pushed C.G. on the chest, and Strong observed red marks on C.G.’s neck. Strong
testified that C.G. was highly upset and initially resisted giving ... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - TX)

Edward Tobey v. Brenda Chibucos and Mary Stanton Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

One man’s extradition is another
man’s “kidnapping.” Edward Tobey, the plaintiff here, has
three state-court convictions (one in Illinois and two in Florida)
for possession of child pornography. Tobey also has a penchant
for resisting the conditions of probation placed upon him
2 Nos. 16-3927 & 16-4037
by courts and by his probation officer. In 2013, his tussles with
th... More...
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Benjamin Poehlmann v. The State of Texas

On December 25, 2014, San Antonio police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call, reporting a
shooting in progress at a home where Poehlmann, his girlfriend Roxann Sanchez, and his sister
Christina lived. Poehlmann and Roxann lived in an addition to the house, which was located next
to the kitchen of the main house and could only be accessed from the kitchen. The addition was
comp... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Ex parte John Phillip Devine III

John Phillip Devine III filed this interlocutory appeal challenging the district court’s
order denying a combination motion to quash his indictment and pretrial application for writ of
habeas corpus. In the underlying prosecution, Appellant is charged with five felony offenses: three
counts of sexual assault of a child, one count of indecency with a child by contact, and one count of<... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - KY)

DOMINO’S PIZZA, LLC. v. YVONNE WIEDERHOLD, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. WIEDERHOLD

In January 2011, Richard Wiederhold swerved into the median to avoid a vehicle
that had pulled out in front of him. His vehicle drifted through the median and back across
the roadway, flipped over once or twice, and came to rest in a ditch. The collision
immediately rendered him a quadriplegic. The other vehicle was driven by Jeffrey Kidd,
who was delivering pizza for Domino... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Michael Deon Thompson Norther District of Texas Courthouse - Abilene, Texas

Abilene, TX - Federal Jury Convicts Abilene Man on Drug Charges Related to Near-Fatal Heroin Overdose

Following a two-day trial before Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, a federal jury has convicted Michael Deon Thompson, 37, of Abilene, Texas, for his role in a heroin drug conspiracy resulting in serious bodily injury, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern Distr... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

Jorge Fierro v. Landry's Restaurant

Plaintiff Jorge Fierro filed the underlying action against defendant Landry's
Restaurant Inc.,1 seeking remedies for what Fierro alleges to be Landry's' violations of
specified California labor laws and wage orders. Fierro asserts claims on behalf of
himself and on behalf of a class of individuals that he alleges is similarly situated.
Landry's demurred to the complaint on the basi... More...
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Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this toxic tort suit, Rhonda Williams appeals the District Court’s grant of summary judgment against her and in favor of Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (“Mosaic”).
* Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation.
Case: 17-10894 Date Filed: 05/14/2018 Page: 1 of 22
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Ms. Williams alleged that toxic substances emitted fr... More...
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Kathryn G. Collier and Benjamin M. Seitz v. SP Plus Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

This case presents an unusual circumstance: both parties insist that the plaintiffs lack Article III standing to sue. They draw opposing conclusions from this premise, however. The plaintiffs say that without standing their case could not be removed from state court using 28 U.S.C. § 1441; the defendant justifies removal but says the case then required dismissal for lack of standing. The district ... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - )

State of Tennessee v. Gabriel Dotson

On December 16, 2014, a Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. The charge for statutory rape by an authority figure was later dismissed.

The defendant was charged with abusing his biological daughter, G.D.1 At the time of the trial, she was nineteen years old. The victim,... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

Nikolaus Johnson v. State of Tennessee

The procedural history of this case is protracted and complex. A Sullivan County Criminal Court jury convicted the petitioner of one count of the first degree premeditated murder of Bristol Police Department Officer Mark Vance, who had been dispatched to the home of the petitioner’s girlfriend to answer a call that the petitioner was “at the house threatening her with a gun,” and sentenced him to... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

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