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State of Tennessee v. Alina Sherlin

Defendant was indicted by a Bradley County Grand Jury in October of 2013 for one count of first degree murder for killing her boyfriend, Robert Julian, also known as “Rowdy,”on the evening of August 13, 2013.
Defendant testified that she was forty-three years of age at the time of the incident. She lived in a house in Cleveland, Tennessee, that belonged to her parents. Defendant, who also ... More...
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Heidi Hostettler v. The College of Wooster Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Akron, Ohio

Heidi Hostettler was fired from the College of Wooster’s Human Resources Department when she was unable to return to work on a
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full-time basis as she was recovering from postpartum depression and separation anxiety. She sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12101–12213 (2012); Title VII of the Civil Righ... More...
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Jeffrey Parchman v. SLM Corporation Western District of Tennessee Federal Courthouse - Memphis, Tennessee

Plaintiffs Jeffrey Parchman (“Parchman”) and Nancy Carlin (“Carlin”), individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, sued Defendants SLM Corporation (“SLM”), Navient Corporation (“Navient”), Navient Solutions Inc. f/k/a Sallie Mae, Inc. (“NSI”), and Sallie Mae Bank (“SMB”) for negligent and knowing/willful violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227.... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Jon R. Hartman Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

After Jon Hartman and Dan Ott co-founded Spectrum Tool & Design, they divvied up management responsibilities. Ott was supposed to handle the company’s payroll taxes, a task that required him to withhold federal taxes from employees’ wages and send the money to the Internal Revenue Service on a regular basis. When Spectrum encountered financial difficulties, however, Ott failed to pay the taxes sev... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - MI)

Kang Sik Park, M.D. v. First American Title Insurance Company District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Kang Sik Park appeals the district court’s dismissal of his suit against First American Title Insurance Company (“First American”) as time-barred. Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we reverse and remand.
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In 2006, in relation to a loan to Peter and Virginia Lamb, Park obtained a commitment from First American to insure a real estate deed of trust for property in Salt Lake Co... More...
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Whole Woman's Health v. Charles Smith Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

This is an emergency appeal from an extraordinary discovery order by the district court to a religious body. The court compelled document production of the group’s internal communications despite its status as a non-litigant and its voluntary furnishing of substantial discovery materials. Because the trial date looms, and with the benefit of full briefing from both parties, we elect to consolidate... More...   $0 (07-25-2018 - TX)

John R. Stroy v. Sloan Gibson Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

John Stroy filed suit against his employer, the Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The district court dismissed Stroy’s retaliation claim for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and granted summary judgment in favor of the VA on Stroy’s discrimination claim. For the reasons below, we AFFIRM.
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Joh... More...
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Navajo Nation Northern Edge Navajo Casino v. The Honorable Bradford J. Dalley, et al. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Appellants, the Navajo Nation and its wholly-owned government
enterprise the Northern Edge Navajo Casino (together, the “Tribe” or “Nation”),
entered into a state-tribal gaming compact with New Mexico under the Indian
Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”), 25 U.S.C. §§ 2701–2721. The Tribe agreed
not only to waive its sovereign immunity for personal-injury lawsuits brought by
visi... More...
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Brandon Wayne Taylor v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for committing three counts of indecency with a child, four
counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and one count of sexual assault of a child.
All of these alleged offenses involved appellant’s biological daughter, K.A.T. K.A.T. was
thirteen or fourteen years old when each alleged incident occurred. The incidents forming
the basis for these al... More...
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United States of America v. Preston Q. Howard Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Augusta, Georgia

Augusta, GA - Missouri Man Sentenced to Two Years for Hate Crimes

Preston Q. Howard, 50, of Wright City, Missouri, was sentenced on July 24, 2018 by Chief United States District Court Judge J. Randal Hall to 24 months in prison for obstructing persons in the free exercise of religious beliefs, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 247(a)(2). The judge enhanced the sentence because Mr. Howard chose h... More...
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Barbara Sopkin v. Jill C. Mendelson Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Barbara Sopkin appeals from the district court’s dismissal of her lawsuit filed both derivatively on behalf of Interlase Limited Partnership and as assignee of Lucre Investments Ltd, which Sopkin purports assigned to her a 2% general partnership interest in Interlase.1 In her operative complaint, Sopkin alleges multiple state law claims primarily related to the defendants’ handling of Interlase’s ... More...   $0 (07-24-2018 - VA)

United States of America, ex rel. Donald Palmer v. C&D Technologies, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this action under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733 (2012), Donald Palmer (“Relator”) settled his claim with defendant C&D Technologies, Inc. (“C&D”), thereby entitling Relator to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Id. § 3730(d)(2).1 The parties, however, were unable to reach an agreement on attorneys’ fees. In contesting the fees, both parties adopted unproductive tactics and str... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - PA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SAMUEL LEE WOOD

Kevin Matthews was driving in Independence, at around 10 p.m. on December 18, 2014. As he crossed a bridge, Matthews noticed Wood's vehicle stopped on the side of the road. Matthews remarked that this was "a bad place to park" because it was right off the bridge with steep ditches and a narrow shoulder.

About 10 minutes later, when Matthews was traveling in the other direction, he saw W... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SETH COLLINS

In May 2016, the State charged Collins with one count of intentional second degree murder in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5403(a)(1) and one count of reckless aggravated battery in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5413(b)(2)(B). The charges arose from two incidents on April 30, 2016, between Collins and his neighbor's identical twin daughters that ended in a fatal stab wound to Kayla Brown's... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

Levi Huebner v. Midland Credit Management, et al. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff‐Appellant Levi Huebner (“Huebner”) is an attorney who has
litigated several cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15
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U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., which, among other things, prohibits debt collectors from
using “false, deceptive, or misleading representation[s] . . . in connection with the
collection of any debt,” id. § 1692e. In October 2013... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Gavino Torres, Jr.

The Defendant was indicted for possession of a Schedule I drug, heroin, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule II drug, methamphetamine, with intent to sell or deliver; possession of a Schedule IV drug, alprazolam, with intent to sell or deliver; and possession of a Schedule IV drug, clonazepam, with intent to sell or deliver. He pled guilty to the lesser-included offense of att... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

Thomas W. Sikes v. United States Department of the Navy Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

We must decide whether the United States Department of the Navy improperly withheld documents related to the suicide of Admiral J.M. Boorda in response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act.
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In 1996, United States Navy Admiral J.M. Boorda, then Chief of Naval Operations, committed suicide in Washington, D.C. He left two suicide notes at his home: one addressed to his sai... More...
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Patrick Lafferty v. Wells fargo Bank, N.A.

This is the third appeal that comes to us in this case, which arises out of Patrick
and Mary Lafferty’s purchase of a defective motor home from Geweke Auto & RV
Group (Geweke) with an installment loan funded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (Wells
Fargo).
In Lafferty v. Wells Fargo Bank (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 545 (Lafferty I), this
court affirmed in part and reversed in part the actio... More...
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JOHN R. JACKSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

A Montgomery County jury convicted the Petitioner of two counts of facilitation of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated burglary, one count of facilitation of theft
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of property over $500, and one count of aggravated sexual battery. On direct appeal, this court summarized the evidence presented at the Petitioner’s August 2012 trial as follows: [K.M.]1 testified t... More...
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State of Ohio v. Dana L. Wenner

On May 19, 2017, an indictment was issued against appellant for grand theft
in violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(3), a felony of the fourth degree.
{¶ 3} The charge stemmed from appellant repeatedly lying to the victim, Bryan
Hoang, to obtain over $90,000. Specifically, appellant lied about her medical condition
and about needing money to pay her medical expenses, when in reality... More...
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Lecia L. Shorter v. Leroy D. Baca, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Lecia L. Shorter appeals the district court’s partial grant of summary judgment in favor of the County of Los Angeles, Leroy Baca, Jacqueline Ortiz, and Alejandra Avalos (the County or County Defendants) on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 inadequate medical care claim, and the denial of Shorter’s motion for a new trial on her § 1983 claim based on her classification as mentally ill, her conditions of confine... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

Jonathan Scarborough v. Federated Mutual Insurance Company District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In 2014, Jonathan Scarborough was fired by his employer, Federated Mutual
Insurance Company. Scarborough sued, claiming that he was fired for engaging in
conduct that was protected by the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA or the act).
Scarborough submitted evidence that he told his supervisors about an employee who
was stealing from Federated, and alerted them to potential consequen... More...
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United States of America v. Marq Vincent Perez Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Jury Convicts Texas Man of Hate Crime in the Burning of Victoria, Texas, Mosque

The Justice Department today announced that a federal jury in Victoria, Texas, has returned guilty verdicts on all counts as charged related to the 2017 burning of a local mosque. Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan Pat... More...
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Nicholas Knopick v. Jayco, Inc. Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

In his telling, plaintiff Nicholas Knopick bought a $415,000 jalopy, but to be more precise, a limited liability company he controls bought the $415,000 jalopy. This factual shift determines the outcome of this case. Knopick has sued the manufacturer under the vehicle’s express limited warranty. That warranty does not cover the ve-hicle because the warranty excludes from coverage all vehi-cles pur... More...   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CODY A. RIECHERS

On January 22, 2016, Riechers came to the dispatch window at the Clay County Law Enforcement Center just before 4 a.m. and spoke with the dispatcher, Officer Keith Myers, asking if law enforcement were looking for him. Myers noted that Riechers appeared intoxicated as he was making nonsensical statements, he smelled heavily of alcohol, and he was leaning against the counter. Myers called the on-du... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

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