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Billy J. Burden v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

In the fall of 2015, Burden and a woman named Christina were in a
relationship and lived together with Christina’s two young children B.E. and
K.E. Christina believed that Burden was the father of four-month old K.E.; yet,
she wanted Burden to provide no care for either child, explaining, “I was their
mother.” Tr. Vol. 3 at 40. Christina testified that she provided “clothing... More...
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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)


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 NORTH CAROLINA v. JESSE SANTIFORT Kenly officer charged in Taser death back in court

On 3 March 2016, Santifort was employed as a police officer with the Kenly
Police Department. On that date, he became involved in a vehicle pursuit that had
been initiated by deputies employed by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
Eventually, Alexander Thompson — the driver of the vehicle being pursued —
wrecked his truck in an open field. Shortly after calling in the wreck,... More...
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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)

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.
¶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...
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Victor Ramires v. The State of Texas arrant County Jailer Hospitalized After Alleged Attacked By Inmate

On February 17, 2016, Tarrant County Sheriff’s deputies prepared to
return Ramires from John Peter Smith Hospital back to jail. Informed that he
would be discharged from the hospital, deputies unchained him from the hospital
bed on which he lay, ordered him to change into his jail uniform, and searched
him after he had finished changing.
Because Ramires had previously los... More...
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BRIAN CHRISTOPHER DUNN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

This case arises from evidence a police officer found in a vehicle that the
Petitioner had been driving before it crashed. With regard to this evidence, a Williamson County grand jury indicted the Petitioner for initiating the process to manufacture methamphetamine, driving with a suspended, cancelled, or revoked license, and driving with a suspended, cancelled, or revoked license–6th offens... More...
   $0 (11-20-2017 - TN)

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.

Filed Date: 07/03/2014
Party Name Disposition Information
Defen... More...
   $5000 (11-13-2017 - OK)


The incident which forms the basis for the instant appeal occurred during the
early morning hours of April 12, 2015, when the victim, Danny Courts, was moving items
from his residence located on Harvard Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio. At approximately 1:50
a.m., Courts was loading items into his vehicle, a black Pontiac Grand Prix. He observed
two men running around the left side ... More...
   $0 (11-11-2017 - OH)


Appellant was indicted for the murder of Keith Colston and first-degree
arson relating to the burning of the Colston residence. His first trial ended
I . I with a hung jury. Upon retrial, he was convicted and sentenced to life
imprisonment. On appellate review; th:l.s Court reversed the convictions and
remanded the case for a third trial. See Ross v. Commonwealth, 2015 WL
... More...
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Brenda M. Diedrich v. Nancy A. Berryhill Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Brenda M. Diedrich appeals the district court’s order affirming the Commissioner of Social Security’s (the “Commissioner”) denial of Diedrich’s application for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. The Commissioner determined that Diedrich had become disabled, but an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) found that her disability did not begin... More...   $0 (10-27-2017 - OR)

Michael Boyle v. ASAP Energy, Inc., Fast Lane Stores, Inc. d/b/a Fast Lane 3 Oklahoma Supreme Court Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

¶1 Plaintiffs brought an action in the District Court for Custer County and claimed a convenience store negligently and recklessly sold low-point beer to a noticeably intoxicated person who injured plaintiffs in a vehicle collision several hours later. Defendant filed a motion for summary judgment which was granted by the trial court.1 We reverse the judgment of the District Court.

¶2 Two... More...
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Brittney Hilbert v. Charles Fitzhugh Ellis, III Oklahoma County Oklahoma Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Brittney Hilbert v. Charles Fitzhugh Ellis, III

Plaintiff and defendant were involved in a car wreck on April 25, 2014 at or near Highway 66 (2nd Street) and Jackson Street in Edmond, Oklahoma. Plaintiff claimed $7,193.05 in medical specials.

Filed By: Hilbert, Brittney
Filed Date: 09/18/2015
Party Name... More...
   $0 (10-11-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Timothy Andrew Wofford Federal Courthouse - Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, SC - Spartanburg Man Enters Guilty Plea in Federal Court on Firearms Charges

Timothy Andrew Wofford, age 39, of Campobello, pled guilty in federal court in Greenville to felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. United States District Timothy M. Cain accepted the plea and will impose sentence after United States Probation prepares a pre-sentence report. Wofford, based on... More...
   $0 (09-04-2017 - SC)

Charles Sheffer v. Carolina Forge Company, LLC and Garrett Law Center, PLLC v. The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C.

¶1 This appeal involves two law firms disputing the trial court's division of a $234,462.34 contingent attorney fee fund. The court awarded $5,000.00 to attorney Rick Yohn, then awarded Appellant Garrett Law Center, PLLC (GLC) 25% of the fund and 75% to Appellee The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C. (HLF). We find the division was not against the clear weight of the evidence or contrary to law. Accordingly,... More...   $0 (08-22-2017 - OK)

State of Illinois v. John Kesse Cook County Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Jury Aquits Cab Driver In Fatal Car Wreck

The States of Illinois charged John Kesse with reckless homicide and aggravated reckless driving that results in an accident in which a pedestrian walking to the CTA Blue Line to go to work of hit and killed.

The Defendant took the stand and testified that he Crown Vic that he was driving suddenly accelerated and that he di... More...
   $0 (07-28-2017 - IL)

Clyde Douglas Cummings v. The State of Texas Sixth Court of Appeals, Texarkana, Texas

When Sgt. Richard Eakin of the Grandview Police Department noticed a sports-utility
vehicle (SUV) and a motorcycle behind a closed Mobil station in the early morning hours of
April 20, 2014, he stopped to investigate. As he pulled up, Eakin saw Brent Townsend standing
beside the passenger side of the SUV, Clyde Douglas Cummings in the front passenger seat, and
Cummings’ wife, ... More...
   $0 (07-20-2017 - TX)

ARRELL WAYNE FREDERICK v. THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA Oklahoma man sentenced to death after being convicted of killing mother

On March 26, 2011, between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Da'Jon Diggs arrived at the home of her grandmother, Connie Frederick (hereinafter referred to as the deceased). The deceased was 85 years old and had been deaf and mute her entire life. She lived in the same house in northeast Oklahoma City in which she had raised six children. Ms. Diggs attended college in another city but frequently stopped by to ... More...   $0 (07-13-2017 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. William Michael Houghtlin County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Motorist Charged with Two DUI Deaths Gets Probation

The State of Oklahoma charged William Michael Houghtlin with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM21, Manslaughter IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 711-723
Date of Offense: 10/24/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
HOUGHTLIN, WILLIAN MICHAEL Disposed: CONVICTION, 06/27/2017. Guilty ... More...
   $0 (07-10-2017 - )


On November 19, 2014, appellant was driving northbound on State Route 132
when he failed to negotiate a curve and drove left-of-center, causing him to strike and kill the
oncoming driver. The passenger of that vehicle also sustained serious injuries.
{¶ 3} Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. Initially, appellant did
not appear to be breathing and was "unarou... More...
   $0 (07-05-2017 - OH)

Travarious White v. State of Tennessee

In 2007, the petitioner crashed a stolen vehicle during a high-speed chase with police, and then fled the scene. Prior to the crash, the petitioner stole the vehicle and robbed two victims at gunpoint. Consequently, a jury convicted the petitioner of carjacking, felony evading arrest, and two counts of aggravated robbery. The trial court imposed an effective twenty-five year sentence to be serv... More...   $0 (06-03-2017 - TN)

Lawrence W. Shipley III v. Andrea Vasquez

On February 26, 2016, a Bexar County jury found that Appellant Lawrence W. Shipley III and Appellee Andrea Vasquez entered into an oral agreement and Shipley subsequently breached that agreement. The jury awarded Vasquez $216,000.00 in damages against Shipley. The trial court denied Shipley’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict (JNOV) and it signed the final judgment on April 18, 2016.... More...   $0 (05-31-2017 - TX)

State of Tennessee v. Bruce Wayne Sutton

On June 19, 2013, officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department conducted a warrantless search of a residence on Village Park Drive in Fayetteville, Tennessee. As a result of evidence discovered during that search, Defendant was indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury of one count of initiating a process to manufacture methamphetamine, one count of promotion of methamphetamine manufactu... More...   $0 (05-23-2017 - TN)


On December 1, 2015, the defendant was charged by a bill of information for identity theft for the use of Jacueline Clark Wilson’s1 (Wilson) personal information for a Verizon cell phone account valued at $3,739. The defendant entered a guilty plea on September 13, 2016, and a presentence investigation report was ordered.
On November 16, 2016, the trial court sentenced the defendant to five ye... More...
   $0 (05-21-2017 - LA)

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