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In the Matter of the Equalization Appeal of KANSAS STAR CASINO, L.L.C. for the Year 2015

Kansas Star is one of four state-sponsored gaming enterprises in Kansas authorized under K.S.A. 74-8733 et seq., the Kansas Expanded Lottery Act (KELA), and is located in the south central gaming zone. In 2007 the Legislature passed KELA which divided the state into four gaming zones—northeast, south central, southwest, and southeast—and authorized the Kansas Lottery to operate a single gaming fac... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SAMUEL LEE WOOD

Kevin Matthews was driving in Independence, at around 10 p.m. on December 18, 2014. As he crossed a bridge, Matthews noticed Wood's vehicle stopped on the side of the road. Matthews remarked that this was "a bad place to park" because it was right off the bridge with steep ditches and a narrow shoulder.

About 10 minutes later, when Matthews was traveling in the other direction, he saw W... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SETH COLLINS

In May 2016, the State charged Collins with one count of intentional second degree murder in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5403(a)(1) and one count of reckless aggravated battery in violation of K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 21-5413(b)(2)(B). The charges arose from two incidents on April 30, 2016, between Collins and his neighbor's identical twin daughters that ended in a fatal stab wound to Kayla Brown's... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

SARAH THOMPSON v. WAMBLI BEAR RUNNER

Sarah and Wambli live across the street from each other in Rapid City, South Dakota, in the tight-knit community of Lakota Homes. They also attended school together at Oglala Lakota College. Sarah and Wambli first started communicating in 2014 when Sarah began dating Wambli’s ex-boyfriend, Clay Ramsey. Sarah and Clay dated for only three months. [¶3.] On December 19, 2014, Wambli initiated a... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - SD)

State of North Dakota v. Walter Joseph Grant, Jr.

In August 2016 Grant was charged with gross sexual imposition, burglary, aggravated assault, terrorizing, and felonious restraint. At Grant's initial district court appearance he was uncooperative, he said he was not going to listen to the judge, and he put his fingers in his ears. The hearing was ended as a result of Grant's behavior. The hearing was later completed at the jail.
[¶3] The Stat... More...
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Sean Michael Kovalevich v. State of North Dakota

In 2013, a jury found Kovalevich guilty of two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of corruption of a minor. Kovalevich engaged in sexual acts with a minor female at Canad Inns, a hotel in Grand Forks, in February and August of 2012. Kovalevich appealed, and we affirmed the criminal judgment. See State v. Kovalevich, 2015 ND 11, 858 N.W.2d 625. Kovalevich applied for post-conviction re... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - ND)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Erick Gibbs

Gibbs pleaded guilty in August 2010 to possession of a firearm by a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and thereafter he was sentenced to 36 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release. Six months after Gibbs was released from prison, he was charged in state court for possession of drug paraphernalia and, upon conviction, was sentenced to 45 days’ imprisonment, suspended, ... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - NC)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. PATRICIA YVONNE DIGGS, a/k/a Patricia Yvonne Johnson, a/k/a Patricia Yvonne Holmes

A jury found Patricia Yvonne Diggs guilty of conspiring to commit bank fraud in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1349 (2012). Diggs and her husband, Brian Diggs, conspired to
defraud certain financial institutions through material false statements and omissions
related to vehicle purchase loans. Diggs raises two issues in this appeal, both of which
relate to the Government’s evidence... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WALLACE DIXON COX; LISA COX

The U.S. government brought a civil in rem forfeiture action against the Coxes as a result of their involvement in illegal gambling and money laundering operations, seeking disgorgement of “property constituting or derived from proceeds traceable to violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1955 and 1956.” S.A. 6‒7.1 In December 2010, the Coxes reached a settlement agreement with the government in wh... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - NC)

Levi Huebner v. Midland Credit Management, et al. Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff‐Appellant Levi Huebner (“Huebner”) is an attorney who has
litigated several cases under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15
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U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., which, among other things, prohibits debt collectors from
using “false, deceptive, or misleading representation[s] . . . in connection with the
collection of any debt,” id. § 1692e. In October 2013... More...
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In Re: Steven Fustolo - Steven Fustolo v. The Patroit Group, LLC District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Following trial on The
Patriot Group, LLC's ("Patriot") adversary complaint requesting
denial of the discharge in bankruptcy of Steven Fustolo's
("Fustolo") debt, the bankruptcy court allowed Patriot's motion to
amend its pleadings and denied Fustolo's discharge pursuant to the
newly added claim. Fustolo seeks reprieve from his encumbrance,
imploring us to reverse the bankr... More...
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Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis v. mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC

Plaintiff Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis was involved in a tragic snowboarding
accident at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. On her last run of the day, she collided with a
snowcat pulling a snow-grooming tiller and got caught in the tiller. The accident resulted
in the amputation of her left leg, several skull fractures and facial lacerations, among
other serious injuries. She and her husba... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. EDWARD SMITH

Defendant‐Appellant Edward Smith (“Smith”) appeals from a  District Court judgment entered on October 7, 2015 by Judge Failla. A  jury convicted Smith of being a felon in possession of a firearm and  ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), and of possession of  crack  cocaine  with  intent  to  distribute,  in  violation  of  21  U.S.C.  §§ 841(a)(1),  (b)(1)(C).  At  sentencing, ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KENDALL ROSE, IKE WEEMS, a/k/a True, ANTHONY SABETTA, ALBERTO RODRÍGUEZ

We begin with an overview of this case's factual and procedural background, which also gives us the opportunity to review the law that is in play here. A. The facts relevant to this appeal are straightforward and uncontested. All of the Defendants were convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), which forbids from possessing firearms individuals who have been convicted of crimes that are ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - RI)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID A. FRATES

Appellant David Frates pleaded guilty to one count of federal armed bank robbery, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a) & (d). At his sentencing hearing, the district court applied the United States Sentencing Guidelines' career offender enhancement, increasing Frates's guideline sentencing range to 188-235 months' imprisonment. The court varied downward and sentenced Frates to 132 months' ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - MA)

Andre Jermaine Thomas a/k/a Andre Thomas v. State of Mississippi

Andre Jermaine Thomas and Anthony Ledet went to the Sam’s Club in Gulfport,
Mississippi, at around 8:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015. The store’s surveillance video shows
that Thomas and Ledet entered the store, walked to the electronics department, loaded two
flat-screen television boxes onto a flat cart, and then pushed the cart past the cash registers
to the store’s exit. Sam’s Clu... More...
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V'Nell L. Miskell a/k/a V'Nell Miskell a/k/a V'Nell Lee Miskell v. State of Mississippi

On September 11, 2014, Johnny Cooper’s body was discovered at Timberton Park in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His body was found submerged in water in the ditch/creek near the
softball fields. An autopsy revealed he had been shot six times, and the manner of death was
determined to be homicide.
¶3. Miskell’s brother, Vernell Miskell, provided a sworn statement to police that the
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Herman Jackson Jr. a/k/a Herman Jackson III a/k/a Main a/k/a Main Love a/k/a Herman Jackson v. State of Mississippi

In June 2013, a confidential informant (CI) told narcotics agents with the Clarksdale
Police Department that Jackson possessed a large amount of marijuana and that he was
selling it out of his home at 343-B Bolivar Street. Officers considered the CI reliable
because the informant had provided information in numerous prior cases and was
instrumental in helping to obtain prior convi... More...
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DAROLD MOTLEY TIBBETTS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

The defendant was charged in 1989 with first-degree murder and other crimes arising from the same incident. If convicted, he was facing the possibility of the death penalty. The state’s evidence, from multiple witnesses placing the defendant at the scene of the crime, and showing the defendant’s consciousness of guilt through his post-crime actions and statements, was overwhelming.

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HERMANE THOMANY vs STATE OF FLORIDA

First, counsel’s time for voir dire is not unlimited. We recognize that Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.300(b) provides: “Counsel for both the state and defendant shall have the right to examine jurors orally on their voir dire. . . . The right of the parties to conduct an examination of each juror orally shall be preserved.” However, we have interpreted this ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - FL)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ZIBERIA MARICO CARERO

The evidence giving rise to the Defendant’s convictions is that on October 4, 2012, officers with the Knoxville Police Department were attempting to locate the Defendantand take him into custody pursuant to a warrant in another case. In order to do so, officers utilized a confidential informant to set up a drug buy from the Defendant. When the Defendant arrived at the arranged location to meet w... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Michael Lee Hogan

This case arises from a series of drug transactions police officers conducted using a confidential informant (“CI”), during which the Defendant sold drugs to the CI. Based upon his actions, a Dickson County grand jury issued a presentment, charging the Defendant with, inter alia, one count of the sale of less than 0.5 grams of cocaine and one count of the sale of more than 0.5 grams of cocaine. ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

Jesus Lazaro Collar v. Abalux, Inc. and Juan D. Cabral United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Jesus Collar appeals the summary judgment in favor of his former employer, Abalux, Inc., and its owner, Juan Cabral, and against Collar’s complaint for unpaid overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. See 29 U.S.C. § 207(a). The district court ruled that Collar’s employment in 2015 was not covered under the Act because Abalux had less than $500,000 in annual gross sales. See id. § ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - FL)

Thomas W. Sikes v. United States Department of the Navy Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

We must decide whether the United States Department of the Navy improperly withheld documents related to the suicide of Admiral J.M. Boorda in response to a request made under the Freedom of Information Act.
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In 1996, United States Navy Admiral J.M. Boorda, then Chief of Naval Operations, committed suicide in Washington, D.C. He left two suicide notes at his home: one addressed to his sai... More...
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Patrick Lafferty v. Wells fargo Bank, N.A.

This is the third appeal that comes to us in this case, which arises out of Patrick
and Mary Lafferty’s purchase of a defective motor home from Geweke Auto & RV
Group (Geweke) with an installment loan funded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (Wells
Fargo).
In Lafferty v. Wells Fargo Bank (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 545 (Lafferty I), this
court affirmed in part and reversed in part the actio... More...
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