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Garrett Ballard v. The State of Texas Constable’s son convicted of capital murder after killing 2 friends

The following summary comes from the evidence presented at trial. The victims
in this case—Fox and E.B.—were friends with Ballard. Prior to the offense, the three men ate
dinner with E.B.’s family to celebrate E.B.’s birthday and then went to Ballard’s parents’ home
to hang out and to take a hallucinogen that they had purchased earlier from C.J. On the night 3
in question, Balla... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ROBERT M. DENOMME

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 KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER R. WARD

Ward and his friend Andrew Rhodes formed and operated a construction business, All Construction Guaranteed Roofing and Restoration (ACG). Their financial arrangement was a loose one. They merely orally agreed to become general contractors who would supply materials and hire subcontractors to perform work on projects. Neither had a set salary; occasionally they would estimate profits and divide the... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

Melisa Richmond v. Rubab Huq, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Countroom - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Plaintiff Melisa Richmond was
incarcerated in the Wayne County Jail from December 26, 2012 through February 13, 2013.

While in the custody of the Jail, Richmond received treatment for a self-inflicted burn wound on
her chest as well as for psychological needs. Richmond contends that she received
constitutionally inadequate treatment for her burn wound, which necessitated skin ... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - MI)

Keith Saunders v. Ford Motor Company, Jeff Marzian, Karen Morrison Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This case involves claims by Keith Saunders
against his employer, Ford Motor Company, under both § 301 of the Labor Management
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No. 17-5277 Saunders v. Ford Motor Co., et al. Page 2
Relations Act (LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 185, and Kentucky law. Saunders contends that Ford
breached the applicable collective bargaining agreement (CBA) by twice placing him on
temporary leave—known ... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - KY)

United States of America v. Richard Cundari Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Doylestown Man to Pay $307,500 to Resolve Civil False Claims Allegations That He Illegally Received Federal Disability Benefits While Concealing Substantial Other Income

Richard Cundari, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay $307,500 to resolve civil fraud claims under the False Claims Act. The government’s claims concern allegations that Cundari applied for an... More...
   $307500 (01-14-2018 - PA)

Jermichael T. Smith v. The State of Texas 12th Court of Appeals Courthouse in Tyler, Texas

On April 22, 2016, Appellant drove Jordan Downs to Lynch’s Convenience Store (Lynch’s). Downs attempted to cash a check inside the store. The cashier refused to cash the check because it looked similar to a check that a previous customer brought in and that was recently returned to the store as fraudulent. After confirming that Downs arrived in the same vehicle as the previous customer and that... More...   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Juanita Gomez Oklahoma County Oklahoma Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Woman Gets Life For Killing Her Daughter

The State of Oklahoma charged Juanita Martinez Gomez, age 51, with:


Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 08/27/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
GOMEZ, JUANITA MARTINEZ

Gomez was charged with killing her daughter whil... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - OK)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. BERNARDO ROBERTO PENA aka MARTIN RANGEL PENA COURT OF APPEALS OF NORTH CAROLINA

Defendant was initially charged by arrest warrant on 29 May 2012 and then
later indicted on or about 20 August 2012 for second degree sexual offense, second
degree kidnapping, sexual battery, attempted second degree sexual offense, and
attempted second degree rape. He signed a waiver of counsel form on or about 30
May 2012 waiving his right to assigned counsel. Defendant was ... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NC)

State of Tennessee v. Jeffrey Wayne Hughes

On October 24, 2016, the defendant pled guilty to one count of theft over $250,000 from victim Lawrence County Fire and Rescue, Inc. (“Lawrence County Fire and Rescue”), one count of theft between $10,000 and $60,000 from victim Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department (“Crossroads”), and six counts of money laundering. The State agreed to dismiss eighty-one additional counts of money laundering as p... More...   $0 (01-10-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. LAWRENCE KNOWLES Massachusetts Appeals Court

At 2:45 A.M. on
January 12, 2014, Boston police Officers Mario Santillana and
Jose Acosta were dispatched to the parking lot behind a building
on Centre Street in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. The
defendant was seated in the driver's seat of a parked red truck,
alone, crouched down with his hands folded under his arms,
staring straight ahead. Santillana knoc... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - MA)

Anderson Living Trust v. Energen Resources Corporation District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fossil fuels are the decomposed remains of pre-historic flora (coal) and fauna (oil
and gas). They have driven the world’s economy (particularly that of the United States)
for over a century. Discovering marketable deposits, extracting them from the ground,
refining them, and delivering them to consumers in useful form is big business, on one
hand fraught with risk and on the other... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NM)

Smartcomm License Services, L.L.C. v. Joh Palmieri

¶1 Smartcomm License Services, L.L.C. (Smartcomm) appeals
the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Appellees David
Alcorn Professional Corporation; David and Elizabeth Alcorn, Janus
Spectrum, L.L.C. (collectively, the Alcorn Defendants); and Jon Palmieri.
Smartcomm also appeals the trial court’s denial of an application for an
order to show cause. For the followi... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - AZ)

Sheldon Fong v. East West Bank

Plaintiff Sheldon Fong is an octogenarian real estate investor who sought to help
some younger friends establish a real estate business. He borrowed money in his own
name and stood behind two loans that he helped the new business procure from defendant
East West Bank (Bank). When some of these transactions ended badly, Fong brought
this action, alleging conversion and financial abu... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - CA)

Robert Wilder v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

Wilder owns and operates a pierogi food truck. Food truck operators must
operate out of a commissary or licensed board of health kitchen, and Wilder’s
commissary is on the south side of Indianapolis next to a bar and restaurant
called The Tailgate, which is owned by Dennis Turpen (“Turpen”).
[4] At approximately 12:30 p.m. on August 6, 2016, Wilder went to his
commissary... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - IN)

Damon Blinks v. State of Indiana

At approximately 3:19 a.m. on June 17, 2015, Officer Larry Lanigan (Officer
Lanigan) of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was dispatched
to Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, to
investigate a report of two people sleeping inside a black Toyota Solara in the
mall’s parking lot. The Toyota had a temporary paper plate, and when Officer <... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - )

City of Modesto v. The Dow Chemical Company

In late 1998, the City of Modesto (the City), the City of Modesto Sewer District
No. 1 (the Sewer District) and the Modesto Redevelopment Agency (the RDA) sued
various retail dry cleaning businesses (dry cleaners) operating in Modesto together with
the manufacturers of dry cleaning equipment used at those dry cleaners, and the
manufacturers and distributors of dry cleaning solvent.... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - CA)

Mark Herll; Patricia Herll v. Auto-Owners Insurance Company Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Auto-Owners Insurance Company appeals the district court’s order granting
summary judgment in favor of its insured, Mark and Patricia Herll, in a dispute
concerning damage from a hailstorm to windows in the Herlls’ home. The parties
could not agree on a loss amount for the damage, so they submitted the loss
determination to an appraisal panel in accordance with the policy. The pane... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - MO)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DEREK JAMES JOHNSON, a/k/a Furman Daniels United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Johnson used the name of Furman Daniels, who is a real person, and Daniels’
correct birthdate to obtain a North Carolina identification card bearing Johnson’s picture
but Daniels’ name and birthdate. He then bought checking account numbers (which
turned out to be fake) and used those numbers to create checks in the name of Furman
Daniels. Johnson used the Daniels identificati... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - )

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JOHN N. “JACK” McDOWELL, JR., New Mexico Supreme Court

James Chavez died from stab wounds to his chest on July 10, 2011 in his Rio
3 Rancho home. Shortly before his death, Chavez was cleaning his home with two
4 acquaintances, Casey Williams and David Dinelli. Defendant, Defendant’s son, and
5 Anthony Villagomez entered the home to recover goods stolen by Chavez that
6 belonged to Defendant’s son. Villagomez carried a sawed-off shot... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NM)

Jocelynn Kroll Dechert v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas

At a pretrial hearing, Dechert urged a motion to suppress evidence seized from her pickup
truck and her BMW. The only witness who testified at the hearing was the arresting officer,
Officer Hunter Westbrook, and the following summarizes his testimony.
Officer Westbrook testified he was completing paperwork at the jail at 2:00 a.m., when
another officer called him and asked hi... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - TX)

STATE OF MISSOURI v. CHARLES LEE MILLER

In April 2015, Miller approached James Meyers ("Meyers"), proposing that Meyers
trade his 1972 Chevrolet Nova valued at approximately $6,000 for a motorcycle in Miller's
possession. Meyers met Miller to inspect the motorcycle, which was a Suzuki Intruder that
had been converted into a chopper. The two men agreed on a trade. Miller took possession
of the Nova, and Meyers took... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - MO)

State of Oklahoma v. Stephanie Sue Boyse Canadian County Oklahoma Courthouse - El Reno, Oklahoma

El Reno, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Stephanie Sue Boyse with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: BC, OBTAINING FOOD, LODGING, SERVICES OR OTHER ACCOMODATIONS ANY ANY HOTEL, INN, RESTAURANT, BOARDING HOUSE, ROOMING HOUSE, MOTEL OR AUTO CAMP BY MEANS OF A FALSE OR BOGUS CHECK, in violation of 21 O.S. 1541.2
Date of Offense: 04/04/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
BOYSE... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - OK)

Joshua J. Fairley v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On the night of June 23, 2010, Fairley was at his home in Evansville with
Summer Jones (“Jones”). Jones had previously been in a relationship with
Fairley, and the two were in bed. At some point late that night or early the next
morning, someone began to pound on the door and walls of Fairley’s home.
Jones figured that the person causing the commotion was Fairley’s ex
girlf... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - IN)

Darryl Calvin v. State of Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana

Darryl Calvin broke into a Fort Wayne home and stole a PlayStation 4, a sixty-inch plasma television, and a pair of gym shoes. Thanks to a vigilant neighborhood watch, he was promptly caught and arrested. The State charged Calvin with Level 4 felony burglary and alleged that he was a habitual offender based on two prior convictions. Both of those convictions were Class 1 felony residential burgla... More...   $0 (01-04-2018 - IN)

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