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United States of America v. Gabriel Werdene Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into Playpen, a global
online forum that existed on the dark web1 and that was
1 “The dark web is a private global computer network
that enables users to conduct anonymous transactions without
revealing any trace of their location.” Ahmed
Ghappour, Searching Places Unknown: Law Enforcement
3... More...
   $0 (02-23-2018 - PA)

Michael Dasher v. RBC Bank (USA), d/b/a RBC Bank Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Defendant RBC Bank (USA) (“RBC”) appeals the district court’s denial of a motion to compel arbitration. We affirm, albeit for reasons different than those cited by the district court.

I.

Michael Dasher held a checking account with RBC and used a debit card for that account. Dasher asserts RBC failed to properly warn him of possible overdrafts at points of sale when he used his de... More...
   $0 (02-21-2018 - )

Linde, et al. v. Arab Bank, P.C. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

The sixteen named plaintiffs on this consolidated appeal are
victims, or the relatives of victims, of three terrorist attacks
perpetrated in Israel by Hamas between March 2002 and June 2003.
Together with hundreds of other alleged victims and the surviving
relatives of victims of alleged Hamas attacks, the named plaintiffs
commenced actions in the United States District Court f... More...
   $0 (02-13-2018 - NY)

Eric Greene, a/k/a Jarmaine Q. Trice Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eric Greene appeals from the denial of his motion to vacate the final judgment entered against him in his habeas corpus challenge to the validity of his 1996 state court conviction on charges of second degree murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. At the core of this appeal is whether the failure to properly present to the state courts a claim that Greene’s direct appeal counsel was in... More...   $0 (02-09-2018 - PA)

Judith Pinborough Zimmerman, Ph.D. v. University of Utah and Dr. William McMahon Utah Supreme Court of Utah - Salt Lake City, Utah

¶1 This case comes to us on certification from the United States District Court for the District of Utah. UTAH R. APP. P. 41. The certified questions are as follows:
1. Is the Free Speech Clause of the Utah Constitution self-executing? 2. If question 1 is answered in the affirmative, what are the elements of a claim brought under the clause? 3. Does an employee who receives notice that his or ... More...
   $0 (02-05-2018 - UT)

STRICKLAND v. STEPHENS PRODUCTION COMPANY Oklahoma Capital Building - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

On October 6, 2014, David Chambers, who was an employee of RDT Trucking, Inc., was dispatched to an oil-well site in Crescent, Oklahoma, to pick up waste water. Stephens Production Company and Stephens Production Company Continental Properties, LLC (SPC) were the owners and operators of the well. Upon arrival at the well, Mr. Chambers worked on or around a device known as a "heater treater." Durin... More...   $0 (01-24-2018 - OK)

Walter Stephen Jackson v. Los Lunas Community Program District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This civil rights class action lawsuit was filed thirty years ago to challenge
various aspects of the institutionalization of developmentally disabled individuals at
two state-supported facilities in New Mexico. After a lengthy trial in 1990, the
district court ruled that Defendants—the two institutions and the individuals charged
with their operation—were violating class members’ ... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - NM)

The People of the State of Colorado v. David Bueno David Bueno murder conviction vacated: Carol Chambers's office hid evidence, says David Lane

Michael Snyder, a white inmate at the Limon Correctional Facility (“LCF”), told
his wife in a recorded phone conversation that he had been ordered to stab another
inmate. The next day, Jeffrey Heird, another white inmate at LCF, was found stabbed
to death in his cell. Snyder would later tell investigators that Heird was the man he had
been ordered to kill.
¶5 Immediately... More...
   $0 (01-23-2018 - CO)

William Baxter v. California State Teachers' Retirement System

Eleven retired teachers (Teachers) who had been employed in the Salinas Unified
High School District (District), disputed attempts by appellant California State Teachers’
Retirement System (CalSTRS) to recoup retirement benefit overpayments. The
overpayments were the result of a years-long miscalculation by the District of the
monthly retirement benefits to which the Teachers were ... More...
   $0 (01-21-2018 - CA)

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)

David E. Miller v. Tony Mays, Warden Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

David Miller was convicted and sentenced to
death for the 1981 murder of Lee Standifer. His sentence was upheld by the Tennessee Supreme
Court and we affirmed the dismissal of his § 2254 habeas petition. Seeking to revisit his
ineffective-assistance-of-trial-counsel (IATC) claim in light of Martinez v. Ryan, 566 U.S. 1
(2012), and Trevino v. Thaler, 569 U.S. 413 (2013), Miller now ... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - TN)

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...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NC)

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 NEW MEXICO v. JOSHUA MAESTAS New Mexico Supreme Court

Following the altercation with Defendant, Barela received treatment for a
10 concussion at Presbyterian Medical Center and her doctor reported a domestic
11 incident to the police. While at the hospital, Deputy Metzgar of the Bernalillo County
12 Sheriff’s Department recorded his interview with Barela, who alleged that on
13 December 2, 2009, Defendant had physically abused her a... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - NM)

Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Lawrence G. Wasden District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Investigative journalism has long been a fixture in the American press, particularly with regard to food safety.1 In the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair highlighted conditions in the meat-packing industry in The Jungle, a novel based on his time working incognito in a packing plant.2 This case also originates in the agricultural sector—a secretly-filmed exposé of the operation of an Idaho dairy farm. ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - ID)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. MICHAEL CHAMEL THOMAS

On 13 April 2011, the Gastonia Police Department conducted a controlled buy
of cocaine through a confidential informant, Kashif Gumbs (“Gumbs”). Officers gave
Gumbs $450 and instructed him to purchase one-half ounce of cocaine from an
individual whom Gumbs knew as “Red.” Once Gumbs arrived at Red’s apartment,
the men went into the kitchen, where Red used scales to weigh out 1... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NC)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. SAMUEL TYLER POTTER

The record tends to show the following:
At roughly 1:00 AM on 14 August 2012, the Pamlico County Fire Marshal
received a call concerning a burning structure in Grantsboro, North Carolina. A local
sheriff’s deputy arrived first at the scene of the fire, where he was greeted by
Defendant and another gentleman, Michael Block (“Mr. Block”). Defendant told the
sheriff’s depu... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NC)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. JERRY GIOVANI THOMPSON North Carolina Court of Appeals

On 10 April 2015, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant for an
apartment on Basin Street, in Charlotte, North Carolina. When the officers arrived
at the apartment, defendant was sitting in his car in front of the residence. Two
officers approached defendant in order to prevent any interference with the execution
of the search warrant, and remained near defendant ... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NC)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JENNIFER MARTINEZ New Mexico Supreme Court

Bloomfield Police Sergeant George Rascon pulled over Defendant Jennifer
8 Martinez for failing to stop at a stop sign and, as a result, the police obtained evidence
9 that led to Defendant’s arrest and conviction for driving while intoxicated. In a
10 motion to suppress evidence, Defendant argued that the video from the officer’s on
11 board camera, or “dash-cam,” demonstrated tha... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NM)

GARY LEE MORNINGSTAR, JR. v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2007, Gary Morningstar was convicted by a jury of one count of rape of a child under the age of 14, one count of aggravated battery, one count of abuse of a child, and one count of aggravated endangerment of a child. The facts of the case are well-known to the parties and need not be reiterated here.
2

Morningstar was sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole ... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - KS)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. CHRISTOPHER DAVID BARKER North Carolina Court of Appeals

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 (12-31-2017 - NC)

R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company vs. Barbara Morales

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company seeks a writ of certiorari quashing an order
in which the trial court rescinded its prior order allowing R.J. Reynolds to
substitute Dr. Felix Torres for Dr. Myrna Bobet as its addiction expert in a new
trial. The issue is whether this order is justified in light of the misconduct of the
lawyer for R.J. Reynolds at the deposition of Dr. Torres. We... More...
   $0 (12-31-2017 - FL)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. BRAYAN GOMEZ United States Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

In March 2014, Hartford police detective James Campbell and 10
Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) special agent Michael 11
Schatz––members of a DEA task force––were investigating a large‐12
scale  heroin‐trafficking  organization  operating  out  of  Hartford.
Based  on  information  from  a  wiretap  and  cooperating  sources, 1
Campbell and Schatz suspect... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - CT)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CODY R. BROWN Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On December 5, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with one count of possession of heroin with the
intent to distribute in violation of La. R.S. § 40:966(A) and a second count of
possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in violation of La. R.S. §
40:967(A).1 Defendant was arraigned on February 19, 2015, and ple... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

State of Hawaii v. Donald J. Trump Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries1 from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive. To do so, we must consider the statutory and constitutional limits of the President’s power to curtail entry of foreign nationals in... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - HI)

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