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Ruben Sanchez v. City of Chicago, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Ruben Sanchez appeals the denial
of his motion for a new trial in his § 1983 action against Officer
Louis Garcia of the Chicago Police Department. Sanchez alleges
that the trial court made multiple evidentiary errors,
gave an improper jury instruction, and wrongfully accepted
a partial verdict. Because we conclude that a new trial is not
required, we affirm.
2 No. 16-35... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - IL)

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. JOSHUA MICHAEL MALL

On October 5, 2015, Mall made the fatal decision to drink alcohol and drive his truck. Unfortunately, Mall included his 6-year-old daughter, Madilyn, in that decision. After drinking nearly half of a bottle of whiskey and smoking some marijuana, Mall put Madilyn into his 2001 Ford Ranger and decided to drive. Mall sped down Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan, Kansas, weaving in and out of traffic... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. STEVEN TERRY JORDAN

Around 1:30 a.m. on February 6, 2013, in Great Bend, Kansas, A.W. was preparing to go sleep. She had worked at a nearby gas station that evening and had just sent her cousin home because it was late. About 10 minutes after getting into bed, A.W. heard footsteps on her front porch and a loud banging at her front door, as if someone was kicking it in. A.W. turned on her light, picked up her cell pho... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. HERMAN R. LANDERS

On May 7, 2012, Landers was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and criminal possession of a firearm. Prior to trial, on January 25, 2013, Landers signed a written plea agreement providing that he would plead no contest to an amended count of robbery, aggravated burglary, and criminal possession of a firearm. The parties agreed to recommend concurrent sentencing and Landers stipu... More...   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAIME MICHELLE CARTER

The facts in this case are tragic but they are not complex and are not challenged in this appeal. The procedural history, however, is extensive and relevant and must be laid out in some detail.

In the early evening of May 25, 2014, Carter was involved in a collision in Leavenworth County. Her eastbound sedan crossed the road's centerline and struck a motorcycle driven by Kristopher Steu... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Mario Donte Keene Mario Keene Sentenced To Life In Prison

Amanda Harris, who was charged with felony murder for her participation in the victim’s death, testified at trial that, prior to her participation in the offenses at issue, she was addicted to crack cocaine and Xanax. She stated that she had taken drugs since she was in the eighth grade and that she had previously been convicted of theft, domestic violence, and reckless endangerment with the use ... More...   $0 (01-13-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. EDWARD CURRAN Massachusetts Appeals Court

General Laws c. 123A, § 15, allows incompetent
persons who are unable to stand trial for qualifying sex
offenses to be deemed sexually dangerous based on the commission
of those offenses. In 2008, we held that this proceeding did
not violate due process or equal protection because of the
rights the Legislature explicitly included in the statute to
"protect an incompe... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - MA)

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 Louisiana v. Navarius Simon

On June 8, 2016, Donna Richardson, Simon’s parole officer, paid a
visit to Simon’s home, located at 400 Topeka Street in Mansfield, Louisiana.
Richardson testified that when she pulled up to the home, Simon, who was
outside washing his carport, noticed her and began walking into the house.
Richardson asked him to stop, but when he continued, she followed him into
the hom... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Dorothea Butanda Rogers County Courthouse - Claremore, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Mother Convicted of Accessory After The Fact In Hit-and-Run Death

The State of Oklahoma charged Dorothea Butanda with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: PCRG, ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT (MURDER 2ND DEGREE), in violation of 21 O.S. 173
Date of Offense: 06/05/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Butanda, Dorothea Annette
Butanda, Dorothea Annette
... More...
   $0 (01-12-2018 - OK)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. RUSSELL RAY BERTRAM

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 - )

Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LLC and Sun OPtics, USA Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Plaintiff Leapers, Inc. appeals the district court’s entry of
summary judgment for Defendant Sun Optics USA in Plaintiff’s case alleging trade dress
infringement under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1051, et seq. For the reasons set forth below,
we VACATE the district court’s judgment and REMAND the case for further proceedings.
BACKGROUND
Plaintiff Leapers, Inc. makes adjustable ... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - MI)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. CHRISTOPHER DAVID BARKER COURT OF APPEALS OF NORTH CAROLINA

Defendant was convicted of driving while impaired in Brunswick County
District Court (“the district court”) on 10 December 2015. Upon appeal, Defendant’s
case was then tried before a jury in Brunswick County Superior Court (“the superior
court”) on 22 August 2016. The State’s sole witness at trial was Trooper David Inman
of the North Carolina Highway Patrol (“Trooper Inman”).... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NC)

State of Oklahoma v. Ryan Allen Hunter MoreLaw Suites 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Ryan Allen Hunter, age 41, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM12, MURDER - SECOND DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.8
Date of Offense: 01/17/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
HUNTER, RYAN ALLEN Disposed: CONVICTION, 01/04/2018. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: MANSLAUGHTER - FIRST DEGREE(HM21)
Violation of 21 O.S. 71... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Adam John Burke, Abdirahin Khalif Ibrahim and Dana Enoch Kidd District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN - Federal Jury Finds Edina Chiropractor And His Patient Recruiters Guilty Of Insurance Fraud Conspiracy

ADAM JOHN BURKE, 33, ABDIRAHIN KHALIF IBRAHIM, 26, and DANA ENOCH KIDD, 36, were found guilty for their roles in a multi-million dollar insurance fraud conspiracy. BURKE, IBRAHIM, and KIDD were initially indicted on December 20, 2016, and following a two-week trial befor... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - MN)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. JAVON THOMAS YOUNG

Javon Thomas Young (“defendant”) and Temmeka Hobbs (“Hobbs”) started a
romantic relationship in 2010. They moved in together in April of 2011. Hobbs
described the relationship as “[c]haotic” and “[u]nhealthy[,]” and on 18 January 2015,
defendant left their shared home at Hobbs’ request. Hobbs went to her mother,
Janice Jones (“Jones”), and Jones went to take defendant away f... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NC)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. DELEXANDER MANSON HILL

On 14 March 2016, a Forsyth County grand jury indicted Defendant for fleeing
to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, driving with his license revoked, and resisting a
public officer. For the charge of fleeing to elude arrest, the State alleged three
aggravating factors: (1) Defendant drove recklessly; (2) Defendant drove negligently,
which led to an accident causing property dam... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NC)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. TRAVIS ROBERT PHILLIPS South Dakota Supreme Court

Travis Phillips and Amanda Johnson were married in 2014. Their marriage was often contentious. Phillips suspected Johnson of having affairs, which led to many accusations and arguments. [¶3.] On June 24, 2016, Johnson called Phillips at work to inform him that a law enforcement officer came to their apartment to serve legal papers. The paperwork related to stalking charges filed against Phillip... More...   $0 (01-07-2018 - SD)

SOMVANG CHANTHASALO Vs. MELISSA DESHOTEL, DEBRA SCHUM, STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY, RONALD J. MITCHELL, USAA CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, AND PROGRESSIVE SECURITY INSURANCE COMPANY

On January 17, 2014, while traveling on Interstate-10, near the Williams
Boulevard and Loyola Street exits in Kenner, Louisiana, Ms. Deshotel’s vehicle
rear-ended Mr. Chanthasalo’s truck (“Accident No. 1”). After the collision, Mr.
Chanthasalo and Ms. Deshotel pulled their respective vehicles onto the shoulder of
the road to assess property damages and report the accident to t... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - LA)

Karl Dean Stahmann v. The State of Texas State of Texas Court of Appeals, 13th District

This case arises from a two-vehicle collision on State Highway 46 outside of New
Braunfels. Norberto Gonzalez testified that he was driving his SUV with his wife and son
as passengers, on July 1, 2012 at around 4:30 p.m., when he saw a van approaching
from the opposite direction. Gonzalez testified that he saw the van “starting to turn toward
us, and I’m thinking maybe he see... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

Shyann P. v. Department of Child Safety, C.C., H.C.

¶1 Shyann P. ("Mother") appeals the superior court's order ruling
her two children dependent. Because substantial evidence supports the
court's decision, we affirm.
FACTS AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
¶2 Mother has a history of methamphetamine abuse, which
caused the State to remove the children from her care in 2014. The
Department of Child Safety ("DCS") returned the children... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - AZ)

Patrick P. Timp v. Kaitlyn N. Liu and Progressive Direct Insurance Company Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano 219 South Cheyenne 918-592-5151

Tulsa, OK - Patrick P. Timp sued Kaitlyn N. Liu and Progressive Direct Insurance Company on auto negligence and uninsured motorist theories.

Issue # 1. Issue: AUTO NEGLIGENCE (AUTONEG)
Filed By: TIMP, PATRICK P
Filed Date: 07/28/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: LIU, KAITLYN N Disposed: DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE, 02/27/2017. Other
Defendant: ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - OK)

David M. Cox v. Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

David Cox challenges a summary judgment in favor of Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company (“Provident”) on breach-of-contract and tortious-breach-of-contract claims stemming from two disability insurance policies that Provident issued to Cox. Under the policies, Cox is entitled to receive disability benefits for life if, and only if, his disability resulted from injury rather sick-ness. The ... More...   $0 (01-01-2018 - MS)

State of Ohio v. Cory Speelman Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals

Appellant, Cory Speelman, sets forth the following assignment of error:
FIRST ASSIGNMENT OF ERROR: THE LOWER COURT ERRED IN
DENYING APPELLANT’S MOTION TO SUPPRESS.
{¶ 3} The following undisputed facts are relevant to this appeal. On Friday,
August 21, 2015, at approximately 2:47 a.m., appellant was driving his motorcycle on I
75 in the city of Toledo, accompanied by a fem... More...
   $0 (12-31-2017 - OH)

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