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State of Missouri v. Phillip Douglas and Jennifer M. Gaulter Jackson County Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

The state appeals from the circuit court’s order sustaining the defendants’ motions
to suppress all evidence seized pursuant to a warrant authorizing search of a residence for
stolen items. The state admits an officer submitted a prepared search warrant form, which
was then executed by a circuit judge, authorizing a search for any deceased human fetus
or corpse despite the fact the... More...
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Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher v. Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners, LLC, MD Helicopters, Inc., Norbert Vergez Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Relators Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher brought this action against
their former employer, MD Helicopters (“MD”), and codefendants Patriarch
Partners (“Patriarch”), Lynn Tilton, and Colonel Norbert Vergez, under the qui tam
provision of the False Claims Act (“FCA” or “Act”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–30.1 The
allegations of the complaint concern a series of contracts between the Unit... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - AL)

John Murphy v. Millard Farmer Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Jury Finds In Favor of Plaintiff In Racketeering Case

John Murphy, a former Columbus mortage banker and financial planner, sued Atlanta attorney Millard Farmer on a RICO theory claiming that the defendant operated a racketerring enterprise, attempted theft by extortion, attempted bribery, intimidation of a court office, influencing witnesses, interstate travel in aid of rac... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - GA)


In August, 2014, a jury convicted Denomme of attempted criminal use of a financial card, a class B nonperson misdemeanor; attempted misdemeanor theft, a class B nonperson misdemeanor; and identity theft, a severity level 8 nonperson felony. The district court sentenced him to 18 months' probation, with an underlying sentence of 14 months' incarceration. The following facts are taken from Denomme's... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

State of Ohio v. Carolyn Moore Wood County Courthouse - Bowling Green, Ohio

Bowling Green, OH - Jury Convicts Defendant For Fatal Crash

The State of Ohio charged Carolyn Moore, age 33, with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of reckless homicide, one count of aggravated vehicular homicide, one count of driving under a financial responsibility law suspension or cancellation, and one count of operating a vehicle while under the influence of a listed... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - OH)

State of Florida v. Peter Avsenew Broward County Courthouse - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Jury Recommends Defendant for Convicted Killer

The State of Florida charged Peter Avsenew, age 33, with capital murder for killing Kevin Power and Stephen Adams.

The victims took the Defendant into their home in 2010 and paid for it with their lives.

The Defendant reportedly said that he had no regrets for killing the victims.

12/23/2010 1 ... More...
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Robert Law v. Ronald Zemp Oregon Supreme Court Building - Eugene, Oregon

This review proceeding arises out of a post-judgment
order charging a judgment debtor’s interests in four limited
partnerships and a limited liability company to satisfy the
judgment creditor’s judgment against him. The charging
order was issued over the limited partnerships’ and limited
liability company’s objections that ancillary provisions
included in the charging order... More...
   $0 (01-11-2018 - OR)


To escape abject poverty, Leonila Stickney came to the United States from the Philippines in 2004 as the 22-year-old, mail-order bride of 73-year-old David Stickney (“Stickney”). In October of the same year, Stickney and Leonila had a son. The three lived together in Bridgewater, where Leonila worked at a nursing home. Every month, Leonila sent $300 of her earnings to help support her family st... More...   $0 (01-11-2018 - )

State of Oklahoma v. Steven Michael Pannell Washington County Courthouse - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Bartlesville, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Steven Michael Pannell with:


Date Code Description Count Party Amount


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$ 103.00
(Entry wi... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - OK)

Brian Austin Kelley v. The State of Texas Inmate bolts after court, but escape was short-lived

Kelley was charged by information with intentionally or knowingly possessing a
controlled substance—methamphetamine—in an amount less than one gram. As part of
a plea bargain with the State, Kelley pleaded guilty to the charged offense. The trial court
accepted Kelley’s guilty plea, deferred an adjudication of guilt, and placed him on
community supervision for five years with... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

Elise Hilton v. Catherine Mish Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Elise and Ed Hilton, individually, and as next friends of their
developmentally-disabled daughter, EH (collectively, the “Hiltons”), appeal the district court’s
dismissal of their complaint. They argue that the district court erred in three respects. They
allege that Catherine Mish, City Attorney for Grand Rapids, was acting under color of state law
when she sent two emails from he... More...
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Margaret Cerda Tovar v. The State of Texas Bell County woman recharged with offense after positive drug test result

In a signed attachment to the motion, appellant states that she no longer wishes
to pursue her appeal. We find the motion and attachment together meet the requirement
of Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 42.2(a) that appellant and his attorney must sign a
written motion to dismiss the appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 42.2(a). Without passing on
the merits of the case, we grant th... More...
   $0 (12-29-2017 - TX)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CODY R. BROWN Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On December 5, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with one count of possession of heroin with the
intent to distribute in violation of La. R.S. § 40:966(A) and a second count of
possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in violation of La. R.S. §
40:967(A).1 Defendant was arraigned on February 19, 2015, and ple... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. EARL KEITH HARRIS Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On December 4, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging Defendant with one count of aggravated second degree
battery, in violation of La. R.S. 14:34.7. Defendant pleaded not guilty at his
arraignment on December 7, 2015. Trial commenced on August 24, 2016, before a
six-person jury. However, the next day during trial, the trial court g... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. RALPH L. WILLIE Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On October 17, 2013, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with one count of intentional possession of
pornography involving juveniles where the victim is under 13 years of age in
violation of La. R.S. 14:81.1(5)(a) [sic].1 Defendant was arraigned on December
11, 2013, and pled not guilty.
On July 25, 2014, pursuant to a ... More...
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William Costley v. Landry's, Inc.

William Costley sued Landry’s Inc. for injuries sustained during a visit to perform maintenance on an air conditioning unit. He asserted a premises liability claim. Landry’s filed a traditional and no-evidence motion for summary judgment, which the trial court granted. In two issues on appeal, Costley argues that Chapter
95 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code does not preclude ... More...
   $0 (12-21-2017 - TX)

DOE v. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.S.A. OF TULSA First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa

Appellant/Doe filed suit against The First Presbyterian Church U.S.A. ("FPC"), of Tulsa, Oklahoma and its minister, James D. Miller, ("Appellees"), based on theories of torts and breach of contract. Doe seeks damages arising out of alleged harm he incurred from Appellees' publishing notice of his baptism on the world wide web. Doe claimed that he advised Appellees of the need to keep his baptism p... More...   $0 (12-19-2017 - OK)


The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Helena Police Department
connected Burton toaseries of crimes that startedin 2010 and culminatedin December of
2011. Prosecutors alleged the following crimes were committed by Burton: On
September7, 2010, a Ruger .380 caliber pistolwas stolen from Timothy Kosena’s vehicle
in the Helena Valley. On November 28, 2010, the Helena Val... More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - MT)

F. R. and J. R. v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Appellants F.R. (“Felix”) and J.R. (“Jane”) appeal from the trial court’s order
terminating their parental rights regarding two children, J.R. (“Tiffany”) and J.R. (“Erin”).1
Appellants challenge the order claiming trial-court procedural errors, ineffective assistance of trial
counsel, legal and factual insufficiency of the evidence, and denial of due process. For the reasons
that ... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - TX)

Paul Richard Butts v. Marcus Martin, et al. Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Plaintiff–Appellant Paul Richard Butts, a Hasidic Jewish federal prisoner at the Federal Corrections Complex in Beaumont, Texas (“FCC
United States Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit
December 8, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
No. 15-41640
Beaumont”), filed a Bivens1 suit against numerous Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”)
employees, all of whom worked at FCC Beaumont. ... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ROBERT SAM WREN, JR., Burglary; Building Not Used as a Dwelling

On October 31, 2013, Wren pled no contest to one count of possession of methamphetamine in case No. 13-CR-270 and no contest to one count of burglary of a non-dwelling in case No. 13-CR-250. At sentencing, the district court found that Wren had a criminal history score of B. Defense counsel noted Wren had been evaluated for K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 21-6824, also known as Senate Bill 123. Counsel stated W... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - KS)

State of Utah v. Chadley Keith Calvert Third District Courthouse - West Jordan District - West Jordan, Utah

¶1 Chadley Keith Calvert appeals his convictions for aggravated assault, a third degree felony, and for threatening with or using a dangerous weapon in a fight or quarrel, a class A misdemeanor. Calvert contends that his trial counsel provided constitutionally ineffective assistance in failing to raise arguments related to double jeopardy and that the trial court exceeded its discretion in admitti... More...   $0 (11-20-2017 - UT)

State v. Chaquiro Blandino Supreme Court of Rhode Island

There is little factual dispute in this case. It is uncontroverted that defendant shot and
killed Francis Rodriguez on May 2, 2014. It is also undisputed that defendant had previously
been robbed, shot, and frequently harassed by members of the “C-Block” gang.1 The only
question at trial was whether the killing of Rodriguez was a cold-blooded, premeditated murder
or an act o... More...
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Isidro Espinosa Solis v. The State of Texas Jurors sentence hit-and-run driver to max in 9-year-old’s death

Appellant Isidro Espinosa Solis was charged with failure to stop and render aid resulting
in death. At trial, Solis admitted that he hit the nine-year-old deceased complainant with his truck
and fled the scene. Solis subpoenaed a city councilman with the City of San Antonio, Texas to testify at trial.
The State filed a motion to quash the subpoena asserting the councilman was not ... More...
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Heather Tenini Kuentz, Individually, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert Michael Kuentz, deceased, and as Next Friend of B.M.K., a Minor, Larry Michael "Robert" Kuentz and Sandra Kuentz v. Cole Systems Group, Inc. D/B/A The Cole Group Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Three months after being rehired by a car dealership, a salesman shot and killed his sales manager at work. The appellants, the manager’s family, sued the salesman, several dealership-related entities, and the appellee, an employment screening company that performed a pre-employment background check on the salesman. The trial court granted the employment screening company’s traditional and no-evid... More...   $0 (11-09-2017 - TX)

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