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STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. KEVIN S. BIALOWAS Lisbon man charged with murder in Norwich hit and run

The defendant was convicted of manslaughter in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-56 and evasion of responsibility in the operation of a motor vehicle in violation of General Statutes (Rev. to 2009) § 14-224 (a). He was sentenced to twenty years of imprisonment, execution suspended after fifteen years, followed by five years of probation. He appealed, claiming that the trial ... More...   $0 (11-19-2017 - CT)

Brandon Leon Forbes v. State of Tennessee Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Lucy Munoz testified that on February 15, 2013, she and her threeyear-old son were living with her parents and younger brother at their home in Jackson. Lucy recalled that she had gone home in the early afternoon for her lunch break that day. When she pulled into the driveway, Lucy noticed that no one appeared to be home but that the garage door “was probably one-fourth open.” Lucy opened the g... More...   $0 (11-18-2017 - TN)

Artur Hefczyc v. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Artur Hefczyc appeals from an order denying his motion for class certification in
his lawsuit against Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (Rady). On behalf of a proposed
class, Hefczyc seeks declaratory relief to establish that Rady's form contract, signed by
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patients or guarantors of patients who receive emergency room care, authorizes Rady to
charge only for the reasonable ... More...
   $0 (11-18-2017 - CA)

Deterryon Tyrell Kelly v. The State of Texas Kelly found guilty, gets life with no parole in Marshall baby death

In evaluating legal sufficiency, we review all the evidence in the light most favorable to
the trial court’s judgment to determine whether any rational jury could have found the essential
elements of the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Brooks v. State, 323 S.W.3d 893, 912 (Tex.
Crim. App. 2010) (plurality op.) (citing Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 319 (1979)); Hartsfield More...
   $0 (11-17-2017 - TX)

John Michael Shaver v. The State of Texas

Less than six weeks after Shaver had pled guilty and was placed on community supervision,
he admitted having used methamphetamine. He was, accordingly, ordered by the trial court to
serve a three-day jail sanction and to successfully attend and complete all recommendations
resulting from his substance abuse evaluation. Further, within seven months of his having been
placed on... More...
   $0 (11-17-2017 - TX)

Antonio R. Flores v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals - 4th District | Bexar County, TX

On February 19, 2013, nineteen-year-old Flores and three other high school students left
the school campus for lunch. Flores drove the car. Monique Castaneda sat in the front passenger
seat. Gabriella Lerma and Georgina Rodriguez sat in the back. At the intersection of the access
road to Loop 1604 and West Hausman, Flores’s car veered into a left-turn only lane, allegedly in
an... More...
   $0 (11-16-2017 - TX)

Kimberly Ann Zizza v. William K. Harrington United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Kimberly Ann Zizza appeals an
order from the bankruptcy court denying her Chapter 7 discharge on
the grounds that she made material, knowing, and fraudulent false
oaths in the course of her bankruptcy proceedings. 11 U.S.C.
§ 727(a)(4). The bankruptcy court found that Zizza had failed to
disclose in her schedules and at her first creditors' meeting,
with reckless indifferen... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - MA)

Claude Spillman v. The State of Texas Tarrant County grand jury indicts former Dallas Cowboy C.J. Spillman on sexual assault charge

In September 2014, Spillman, who had recently signed to play professional
football for the Dallas Cowboys, invited Marjorie Davis3 to visit him in Texas.
Davis, who lived in Chicago, had met Spillman there when he was shopping at
the department store where she worked. After initially being reluctant to do so,
Davis agreed to fly to Texas, and Spillman bought her an airline ti... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - TX)

Alain Paredes-Ruiz v. The State of Texas Texas First Court of Appeals

The complainant, his wife, and a small group of friends went to an after-hours
club in Houston. While at the club, the complainant attempted to enter the ladies’
room several times. Appellant was speaking with the club owner when the owner
reprimanded the complainant for continuing to go into the ladies’ room. Appellant
confronted the complainant because he thought he was being... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - TX)

SPENCER PRESLEY v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Spencer and Patricia Presley married in 1998 and later separated in 2010. The record
reflects that on the morning of May 1, 2016, Patricia awakened to a banging sound outside
of her house. Patricia testified that she looked out of a window and saw Spencer standing
beside her 2011 Dodge Caliber “knocking” at the driver’s side backseat window with a tire
iron. After Patricia calle... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - MS)

William Mack, Jr. v. State of Mississippi

On September 20, 2013, a grand jury indicted both Mack and his father, William Mack Sr. (Mack Sr.), for the aggravated assault of Joseph Scott (Scott). The circuit court subsequently granted Mack's motion to sever his trial from his father's trial.

¶ 4. At Mack's trial, Scott testified that he was standing outside his grandparents' house in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on January 25, 2... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - MS)

SPENCER PRESLEY v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Spencer and Patricia Presley married in 1998 and later separated in 2010. The record
reflects that on the morning of May 1, 2016, Patricia awakened to a banging sound outside
of her house. Patricia testified that she looked out of a window and saw Spencer standing
beside her 2011 Dodge Caliber “knocking” at the driver’s side backseat window with a tire
iron. After Patricia calle... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - MS)

Joseph and Nadia Abuzaid v. Modjarrad and Associates Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Modjarrad & Associates, P.C., d/b/a Modjarrad Abusaad Said Law Firm (the Law Firm), was retained to represent Joseph Abuzaid in Cause No. DC-12-09866, Joseph Abuzaid v. Muamar Anani, in the 95th Judicial District Court (the litigation). Abuzaid was represented by other counsel prior to the Law Firm’s involvement. Approximately ten months after it began representing Abuzaid, the Law Firm withdrew a... More...   $0 (11-15-2017 - TX)

McMillin Management Services, LP v. Financial Pacific Insurance Company

* Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.1110, this opinion is certified for
publication with the exception of part III.C.

McMillin Management Services, L.P. and Imperial Valley Residential Valley
Residential Builders, L.P. (collectively "McMillin")1 filed this action against numerous
insurance companies, including respondents Lexington Insurance Company (Lexington)
... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Steve J. Meisel District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

A jury found Steven Meisel guilty of distributing and possessing child
pornography. See 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2), (a)(4)(B). Meisel asserts the district
court (1) violated his right to present a complete defense by preventing him from
adducing alternative perpetrator evidence1; and (2) erred in denying his request to
instruct the jury on “identity.” Even assuming the district court e... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - KS)

United States of America v. Kenroy Lloyd Benford Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A jury convicted Kenroy Benford of being a felon in possession of a firearm in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) based on his constructive possession of a loaded
pistol that police seized from an apartment bedroom he shared with his girlfriend.
On appeal, Benford argues the district court erred in three ways: (1) it abused its
discretion by admitting evidence under Federal Rule of... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - KS)

Jessica Annie Beavers v. The State of Texas Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This appeal arises from a default judgment entered against appellant Jessica Annie Beavers. We affirm.
BACKGROUND
The State of Texas petitioned for forfeiture of gambling devices, equipment, and proceeds that were seized from a business located at 15370 S. Brentwood, Channelview, Harris County, Texas. The game room from which the property was
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seized was owned by Roger Boutee, who... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - TX)

State v. Quandell Husband RI Supreme Court tosses triple murder conviction Supreme Court of Rhode Island

The state filed a petition of delinquency in Family Court against Husband, charging him
with the following offenses: three counts of first-degree murder for the murders of Martin, Barros,
and Colon; three counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence; and one count of conspiracy
to commit robbery. The state also moved to waive the Family Court’s jurisdiction. On September <... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - RI)

HENRY POLK v. STATE OF MISSOURI

In October 2003, Stephen Nolte and his wife moved out of their residence at 5519 North Troost in Kansas City, and into a new home. The Troost residence needed renovations before being advertised for sale. On the evening of March 7, 2004, Nolte was working at the Troost residence. At 9:45 p.m., he told his wife that he would return to their new home shortly. Around midnight, Polk asked his wife2... More...   $0 (11-14-2017 - MO)

Kathy Nguyen and Tho Nguyen v. Samantha Lee Luster and Evelyn Vellecia Williams

Tulsa, OK - Kathy Nguyen and Tho Nguyen sued Samantha Lee Luster Evelyn Vellecia Williams and Central State Community Services of Oklahoma, Inc. claiming to have been injured or damaged in a car wreck which defendant admitted liability.

Issue # 1. Issue: NEGLIGENCE (GENERAL) (NEGL)
Filed By: NGUYEN, KATHY
Filed Date: 07/03/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
Defen... More...
   $5000 (11-13-2017 - OK)

Forest Walker v. Ford Motor Company

¶1 In this products liability case, we consider whether the trial court erred when it gave a jury instruction that allowed the jury to apply either the consumer expectation test or the risk-benefit test to determine whether a driver’s car seat was unreasonably
dangerous due to a design defect. The court of appeals concluded that the trial court

did err by instructing the jury se... More...
   $0 (11-13-2017 - CO)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. SHANNON FIELD

The following facts are largely taken from the suppression
motion hearing testimony of Bridgewater Township Police Department
Officers Anthony DiGraziano and Kevin Florczak. No other witnesses
testified.
On March 20, 2013, at approximately 7:00 p.m., anti-crime
team undercover officers DiGraziano and Florczak were parked in
an unmarked police vehicle in the parking l... More...
   $3 (11-13-2017 - NJ)

DAMARCUS J. KIRKLAND-WILLIAMS v. STATE OF FLORIDA Tampa jury convicts mother's boyfriend in baby's murder

Mr. Williams had been watching his girlfriend's thirteen-month-old son,
E.M., for most of the day on May 18, 2011. Early on May 19, E.M. died. He sustained
multiple blunt trauma injuries to his head and lacerations to his liver and spleen. E.M.
also had multiple bruises and contusions all over his body. Mr. Williams told detectives
that E.M.'s injuries were accidental. He ... More...
   $0 (11-12-2017 - FL)

TIPPY MCCULLOUGH v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Tippy McCullough stole a 2013 Cadillac XTS out of a car wash in Manatee
County. McCullough's theft precipitated a high-speed police chase, during which she
struck—and caused the death of—a bicyclist. She now appeals her judgment and
sentences after entering an open plea of no contest to leaving the scene of a crash with
death, fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer caus... More...
   $0 (11-12-2017 - FL)

State of Ohio V. Lowell W. Ludwick Man convicted of trying to find hitman to kill his wife

On April 28, 2016, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Ludwick for one count of conspiracy in connection with a plot to hire someone to murder his wife. (Apr. 28, 2016 Indictment at 1-2.) A trial began in the case with jury selection on February 6, 2017. (Tr. Vol. I at 5, filed on May 15, 2017.) The three witnesses who testified during the trial were the detective who investigated the case,... More...   $0 (11-12-2017 - OH)

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