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United States of America v. Thomas “Tommy” G. Thompson

Columbus, OH - Treasure Hunter Sentenced for Criminal Contempt

Thomas “Tommy” G. Thompson, 63, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 24 months in prison for criminal contempt for failing to appear in court after being ordered to do so in connection with civil suits against him. Thompson was a fugitive until earlier this year when he was arrested by the U.S. ... More...
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United States of America v. Gordon Potter

Concord, NH - New Hampshire Man Sentenced On Firearms Charges

Gordon Potter, 35, formerly of Hampstead, New Hampshire, was sentenced to a term of 92 months’ imprisonment to be followed by a 3 year term of supervised release.

In August 2015, Potter pleaded guilty to a four count indictment charging him with three counts of possession of ammunition and firearms, in viola... More...
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Jeffrey Hewitt v. Westfield Washington School Corporation, et al.

On July 1, 2011, Jeffery Hewitt signed a contract with Westfield Washington School Corporation (Westfield) that provided that he would serve as Principal of Monon Trail Elementary School (MTES). Hewitt’s contract was the regular teacher’s contract used throughout Indiana, except that the contract was limited to a two-year term and specified that Hewitt would serve as Principal. With regard to te... More...   $0 (12-16-2015 - IN)

State Of Wisconsin v. Shannon E. Parker

A jury found Shannon E. Parker guilty of robbery with use of force, second-degree sexual assault with use of force, false imprisonment, identity theft, and battery, all as a repeater. He contends the trial court erred when it denied his motions to suppress the victim’s in- and out-ofcourt identifications of him and to change venue. We disagree and affirm.
¶2 On July 23, 2011, a man forced ... More...
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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company vs. Angela Mary Lennartson

The two cases before us in this consolidated appeal involve a dispute over the
obligation of an insurer to pay no-fault medical-expense or income-loss benefits after the
same expenses or losses were recovered in a tort action. We consider two questions:
(1)_whether the Minnesota No-Fault Automobile Insurance Act (No-Fault Act), Minn.
Stat. §§ 65B.41-.71 (2014), bars an insured... More...
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We granted a writ of certiorari in this case; stayed the scheduled trial;
ordered the clerk of the trial court to furnish this court with the record; directed
counsel for the parties to submit further briefing, if warranted;1 and docketed the
matter for oral argument, to consider the applicability of article 729.7 of the
Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure to a written request... More...
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In October of 2011, Claimant filed three separate claims against his employer Mercruiser. The first claim, Case No. 2011-11747-R, alleged a cumulative trauma injury to Claimant's neck, back, and spine with the date of first awareness in 2006. The second claim, Case No. 2011-11748-Y, alleged a cumulative trauma injury to Claimant's hands, arms, and shoulders with the date of first awareness in 199... More...   $0 (12-16-2015 - OK)


On July 3, 2007, a paramedic supervisor, Defendant Ethan Barstow (Mr. Barstow), collided with a vehicle driven by the Plaintiff/Appellee, Elizabeth Gowens (Ms. Gowens) resulting in property damage to both vehicles and physical injury to Ms. Gowens. At the time of the collision, Mr. Barstow was a paramedic supervisor for the Defendant/Appellant EMSSTAT which is a division of the Defendant/Appellan... More...   $0 (12-16-2015 - OK)

Elton Henry v. The State of Wyoming

The underlying facts of this case are not directly relevant to the issues on appeal. In summary, the State charged Mr. Henry with nine felony counts of sexual abuse of his two young grandchildren. The State and Mr. Henry entered into a written plea agreement in which he pleaded no contest to one count of first degree sexual abuse of a minor under Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 6-2-314(a)(i) (LexisNexis 2015)... More...   $0 (12-16-2015 - WY)


Defendant, Christopher Wilson, was arrested and charged with possession
with intent to distribute marijuana and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Financial posted a $25,000.00 appearance bond. On January 24, 2014, defendant failed to appear in court. The court entered
a judgment of bond forfeiture, and a capias was issued for defendant’s arrest. An
agent for Financi... More...
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United States v. Johnson

THIS MATTER comes before the Court on the United States' Sentencing Memorandum and Motion for Upward Departure Pursuant to U.S.S.G. § 5K2.0, filed June 4, 2015 (Doc. 21)("Motion"). The Court held a sentencing hearing on June 26, 2015. The primary issues are: (i) whether upward departure is permitted under U.S.S.G. § 5K2.1 or U.S.S.G. § 5K2.21; (ii) whether an upward departure is appropriate where ... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - NM)

State Of Connecticut v. Santiago

Vengeance has no place in the orderly administration of justice by a civilized society. It certainly can never serve as the justification for the death penalty in today's world. My review of the text and legislative history of the public act under consideration, No. 12-5 of the 2012 Public Acts (P.A. 12-5), leads me to the inescapable conclusion that vengeance was the motivating factor underlying ... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - CT)

People Of Illinois v. Richardson

On February 9, 2001, Richardson, who was 16 years old, was arrested at 4837 South St. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago in connection with the murder of his 11-month-old daughter, Diamond Clark. At the police station, Richardson gave a videotaped statement in which he made inculpatory remarks, including that he bit his daughter, struck her numerous times with a coat hanger and belt, struck her face with ... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - IL)

Jones v. Workman

OPINION This matter comes before the Court on the Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Oklahoma death row inmate Jared William Jones pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (docket entry no. 21).2 Petitioner, who appears through counsel, challenges the convictions and sentences entered against him in Oklahoma County District Court Case No. CF-2003-2046. In that case, a jury found Petitioner gui... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - OK)

Watervale Marine Co., Ltd. v. Department of Homeland Security

This case presents the question whether the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security – acting through the Coast Guard – may impose certain conditions (nonfinancial in nature) upon the release of ships suspected of violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships. Ship owners appeal from the district court’s holding that the case is nonjusticiable. We disagree as to justiciability, but af... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - DC)

Adebisi Adenariwo v. FMC

Adenariwo is the owner and principal of MacBride Nigeria, Ltd. (MacBride), a producer of concrete masonry products in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2008, MacBride purchased equipment from Nethamer Ltd., a U.S.-based company. BDP, a licensed freight forwarder, arranged for the transportation of the equipment from the U.S. to Nigeria by Zim, a vesseloperating common carrier. Zim shipped the equipment to Nige... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - DC)

Salem Hospital Corporation v. NLRB

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act) provides that employees may “form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining.” 29 U.S.C. § 157. An election held to determine whether a union is entitled to represent a group of employees—... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - DC)

Canonsburg General Hospital v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell

To administer Medicare reimbursements to healthcare providers, the Congress authorized the Secretary (Secretary) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to promulgate regulations setting the maximum cost amount HHS may reimburse a healthcare provider for services provided a Medicare beneficiary. Pursuant to this authority, the Secretary issued regulations setting out reasonable cost ... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - DC)

Linda Crawford v. John Fitter, M.D., Elizabeth Macedo, M.D. and Tulsa Radiology Associates, Inc.

Tulsa, OK - Linda Crawford sued John Fitier, M.D., Elizabeth Macedo, M.D. and Tulsa Radiology Associates, Inc. on medical negligence (medical malpractice) theories:

Defendants Macedo and Fitter interpreted screening mammograms of Plaintiff in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Plaintiff was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2008.

Plaintiff presented to Defendants for routine ... More...
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State Of Connecticut v. Shelvonn Jones

The state and the defendant, Shelvonn
Jones, appeal from the judgment of the Appellate Court,
which reversed the judgment of conviction, rendered
after a jury trial, of assault in the second degree in
violation of General Statutes § 53a-60 (a) (2). See State
v. Jones, 139 Conn. App. 469, 470, 487, 56 A.3d 724
(2012). The state claims that the Appellate Court
improperly ... More...
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First Community Bank, N. A. v. First Tennessee Bank, N. A., et al

The Plaintiff is a banking and financial services company that is incorporated in and has its principal place of business in Virginia. The Plaintiff operates more than fifty financial centers located in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. From 2003 to 2007, the Plaintiff purchased approximately $135,000,000 worth of assetbacked securities in the form of collateralized debt ob... More...   $0 (12-14-2015 - TN)

Great American Insurance Co. v. Heneghan Wrecking & Excavating Co

Plaintiffs, Great American Insurance Company of New York, as subrogee of 600 Wabash
L.P. and 600 S. Wabash Commercial, LLC, American Economy Insurance Company, as
subrogee of Moonstone Foods Enterprises, LLC, Society Insurance, a mutual company, as
subrogee of Charming Food Network, Inc. d/b/a Tamarind, and First National Insurance
Company of America, as subrogee of Wabash KPX,... More...
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People Of Illinois v. Cacini

This cause arose from defendant’s arrest during the early morning hours of April 20,
2010, after Officers Rigan and O’Shaughnessy confronted defendant while he was in his car, a
struggle ensued, and he sped away. At the February 2012 trial, Officers Rigan and O’Shaughnessy testified that they were
working the midnight shift on the date of the incident. They were in an unmarked Cro... More...
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State Of Montana v. Robertson

Ross Robertson, currently 30 years old, began displaying signs of mental illness at
age 16, exhibiting erratic moods, aggression, violence, and paranoia. Robertson also
began abusing alcohol and drugs shortly before his mental illness symptoms manifested.
He was first institutionalized at MSH in July 2004 when he was 19 years old. He has
been in and out of MSH at least seve... More...
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Eileen Hylind v. Xerox Corporation

Eileen M. Hylind successfully sued Xerox Corp. (“Xerox”) for gender discrimination and retaliation, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000e-2(a)(1), 2000e-3(a) (2012). In a previous appeal, we affirmed most of the district court’s rulings, but vacated the back pay award and remanded to the district court for it to re-assess its offset determinations in light ... More...   $0 (12-14-2015 - MD)

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