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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DION LAMARR JACKSON, SR.

On February 10, 2017, the Lake County Grand Jury issued an Indictment, charging Jackson with Aggravated Robbery (Counts One and Five), felonies of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1); Kidnapping (Counts Two and Three), felonies of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2905.01(A)(2); and Robbery (Counts Four and Six), felonies of the second degree, in violation of R.C. 2911.02... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - OH)

Eden Gonzalez Has v. Fhodyco Productions

After crossing the finish line at the 2011 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half
Marathon, Peter Hass (Hass) tragically suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed, and died.
Hass’s wife, Eden Hass, and his two minor children (collectively, the Hass Family)
consequently filed this wrongful death action, alleging that numerous race-affiliated
individuals and entities—including event organiz... More...
   $0 (08-15-2018 - CA)

State of Ohio v. NAKYIA DELSHAWN PARKER

On October 12, 2013, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Warren City Police Department received a call concerning multiple gunshots in the vicinity of Southern Boulevard on the city’s northwest side. Multiple police officers were dispatched, including Sergeant Greg Coleman of the Emergency Services Division and Patrolman Trevor Sumption. {¶3} As the officers arrived at a Southern Boulevard addre... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Mark C. James v. Sam Woods; Stephanie Welborn Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal—interwoven with a custody dispute—arrives in our court following a father’s report of sexual misconduct inflicted on his child by the child’s stepfather. Upon investigation by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, the stepfather was arrested and charged with aggravated incest. A state-court jury ultimately acquitted him at trial, and he later filed these malicious-prosecution and in... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - LA)

Malcolm Kelso v. Christine A. Butler, et al. Western District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Louisiana

After plaintiff Malcolm Kelso rested his case, opposing counsel moved for judgment as a matter of law pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 50. The district court granted the motion. Kelso requests that we reverse and remand, contending that the motion did not “specify . . . the law and facts that entitle[d] the movant to the judgment.”1 We affirm the district court’s judgment.
Case: 15-... More...
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State of Ohio v. Rickey Lamb, Jr.

On July 21, 2015, the Fulton County Grand Jury issued a seven-count indictment charging appellant with one count of arson in violation of R.C. 2909.03(A)(2), a felony of the fourth degree (“Count 1”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(2), a felony of the second degree (“Count 2”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1), a felony of the firs... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

William S. Kaye v. Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Bruno’s Supermarkets, LLC (“the Debtor”) filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. In administering and ultimately liquidating the bankruptcy estate, the Trustee filed an adversary proceeding against Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. (“Blue Bell”) to recover monies the Trustee contended were owed by Blue Bell to the estate. Specifically, the Trustee sought to recover from Blue Bell more than $500,000 in a s... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - AL)

State of Ohio v. Alonzo Bonner, Jr.

On August 11, 2016, Bonner was indicted on one count of felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1), a second-degree felony, along with a repeat violent offender (“RVO”) specification. Previously, Bonner served nine years in prison after being convicted of felonious assault with a firearm. State v. Bonner, Erie C.P. No. 2007-CR-487. Bonner pleaded not guilty to the charge of felon... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- GEORGE HERBERT SWOGGER

Swogger and K. P. had been in a romantic relationship for eight months. On June 22, 2017, they were living together at 601 Brown Ave. N.W., Apt #1, in Canton, Ohio. At approximately, 7:45 p.m. the two got into a disagreement. Swogger pulled K.P. from the porch into the house by her hair, struck her about the face, grabbed her around the neck and strangled her. {¶3} Canton City police offi... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- LINWOOD E. ALLISON, JR.

The relevant facts and procedural history are as follows:
{¶4} On August 1, 2015, Brandon D. Ogden stole two Rolex watches from
Dunkin Diamonds in Zanesville, Ohio. During the theft, Appellant Linwood E. Allison, Jr.
is seen on surveillance video distracting a store employee in an attempt to aid Mr. Ogden.
{¶5} On August 2, 2015, within 24 hours of the theft, Appellant pawned ... More...
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United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

Monster Energy Company v. Bruce L. Schechter

When a settlement agreement provides that the “[p]laintiffs and their counsel
agree” to keep the terms of the agreement confidential, and when the plaintiffs’ counsel
signs the agreement under the words, “Approved as to form and content,” can the
plaintiffs’ counsel be liable to the defendant for breach of the confidentiality provision?
We answer this question, “No.”

FACT... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- DALTON G. SMITH

The following facts are adduced from the record of the bond revocation hearing on July 11, 2017 and the bench trial of August 3, 2017. {¶3} Appellant was age 87 at the time of these offenses. He met the victim, Jane Doe, when she volunteered at a church where he was the minister. The two have never had a romantic relationship and Doe does not want a romantic relationship with appellant. Doe... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES F. COYLE

On February 1, 2017, Coyle’s wife, Erin Coyle, filed a report with the Butler Township Police Department in which she alleged that, the night before, Coyle had physically abused and forcibly restrained her in their residence during a protracted marital dispute; she also alleged that, during a previous dispute on January 23, 2017, Coyle had destroyed a laptop computer belonging to her employer.... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. WILLIS REESE

Defendant Willis Reese was charged with several offenses, including aggravated vehicular hijacking (720 ILCS 5/18-4(a)(3) (West 2006)), vehicular invasion (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1 (West 2006)), attempted armed robbery (720 ILCS 5/8-4, 18-2 (West 2006)), and escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6 (West 2006)). The public defender was appointed to represent defendant, but defendant subsequently informed the trial court... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. DENNIS L. BAILEY

In July 2004, defendant was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of disarming a peace officer. The circuit court allowed defendant’s public defender to withdraw, and defendant proceeded pro se at his 2005 jury trial. Defendant was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of 24 years on each of the two counts. On direct appeal, defendant’s sole cl... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

Diamonte William Baker v. State of Indiana

Baker met Stephanie Miller in September 2016. They began a romantic relationship, and Baker moved into Miller’s apartment the following month. On January 22, 2017, after the pair had an argument, Miller tried to exit the apartment. However, Baker blocked her by standing in front of the door. When Miller turned her back on Baker, he stabbed her in the back with “a survival knife.” Tr. Vol... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

Tavis Ray Crittendon v. State of Indiana

In the early-morning hours of January 25, 2016, Acacia Frye called 911 when she found Crittendon, her live-in boyfriend, unresponsive with blue lips. Acacia “immediately recognize[d] it as a [h]eroin overdose” and started administering CPR. Tr. p. 36. [3] When Deputy Christopher Francis with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the Warsaw house, medics were working on Crit... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

Thomas E. St. Pierre v. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this appeal following the District Court’s dismissal of Appellant Thomas E. St. Pierre’s class action complaint, we consider a matter of first impression among the Courts of Appeals: whether unpaid highway tolls constitute the type of “debt” that could support a consumer claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because we conclude they do not, we will affirm.
I. Background1
A... More...
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James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other... More...
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Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - CA)

Garrell "Gary" McCutcheon Jr., and Melissa K. McCutcheon v. Pavco Trucking Co. Inc., and Titan Transfer, Inc.

Pavco Trucking Company, Inc. (“Pavco”), operated a trucking company in
Clarksville, Indiana. Pavco employed the McCutcheons to haul freight by
truck. Pavco terminated the McCutcheons’ employment on February 14, 2014.
[3] On March 1, 2014, Titan and Pavco executed the Purchase Agreement which
enumerated a number of Pavco’s assets that would be transferred to Titan in
exch... More...
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Kristopher Kanable v. State of Indiana

On Friday, May 6, 2016, four men—Kanable, Xzavier Jordan, Brenton Hoppes, and Jason White—spent the day together, first in Kokomo and then in Lafayette. Jordan drove the men around in his white SUV. While together, the men concocted a plan to take property from a house while armed with a gun. Court of Appeals of Indiana | Memorandum Decision 18A-CR-195 | August 9, 2018 Page 3 of 17 ... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Sherry Vernell Webb v. State of Indiana

On March 31, 2017, Malinda Solomon drove her vehicle to pick up Robert Crisler at an apartment building, parked her vehicle in the parking lot, entered the building, knocked on the door to Robert and his wife Ethel’s apartment, and was let inside. Webb, who lived in a neighboring apartment, was in the apartment with Robert and Ethel. At some point, Webb stood up and said “that’s the b---- t... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

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