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United States of America v. Jorge Luis Martinez-Hernandez Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Convicted Alien Smuggler Sentenced to 97 Months in Custody for Event that Left Two People Dead

Jorge Luis Martinez-Hernandez, a Mexican citizen with a prior alien smuggling conviction, was sentenced in federal court yesterday to more than eight years in prison for his role in a smuggling incident that left two undocumented immigrants dead.

The sentence was handed ... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

Kathleen Willhite-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...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

Rigoberto Mendez Carrillo v. The State of Texas

On the night of May 30, 2014, a married couple were driving home after attending church
and dining at a restaurant when a white truck driven by appellant sped up from behind their car
and struck them on the passenger side, sending the couple’s car up onto the median. Appellant did
not stop, but continued to speed down the street. The couple began to drive their damaged car
ho... More...
   $0 (07-17-2018 - TX)

Ricky Griffitts vs. Old Republic Insurance Company, BNSF Railway Company, and James M. Campbell Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

Appellant Ricky Lee Griffitts (“Griffitts”) was rear-ended by James Campbell (“Campbell”), an employee of BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”), in Springfield, Missouri. Campbell was driving a BNSF company vehicle and was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Numerous lawsuits ensued, including the instant equitable garnishment action that Griffitts filed against BNSF and its insurer, Old Republic (c... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - MO)

Brian L. Paquette v. State of Indiana

On the evening of February 2, 2016, Indiana Police State Trooper James Manning (“Trooper Manning”) was parked on the northbound shoulder of I-69, near Petersburg, Indiana. A motorist pulled over and informed Trooper Manning that he observed a blue Chevy Tahoe driving northbound on the southbound lanes of the interstate. Trooper Manning activated his patrol vehicle’s emergency signals—the lights ... More...   $0 (07-08-2018 - IN)

Adam Gabriel Quiros v. The State of Texas

Late in the evening of March 20, 2015, appellant was driving a car that was involved in a
collision that resulted in the death of a passenger in the second car. Appellant was indicted for the
second degree felony offense of intoxication manslaughter. The indictment also alleged that
appellant used a deadly weapon, to wit: a motor vehicle during the commission of the offense.
... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - TX)

John McAdams v. Marquette University

APPEAL from a judgment and an order of the Circuit Court
for Milwaukee County, David A. Hansher, Judge. Reversed and
remanded.
¶1 DANIEL KELLY, J. Marquette University suspended a
tenured faculty member because of a blog post criticizing an
encounter between an instructor and a student. Dr. John McAdams
took exception to his suspension, and brought a claim against
the U... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - WI)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MATTHEW D. WILSON

The underlying facts are not disputed. As this court recited in Wilson's first appeal:

"Dustin Ferguson and Joel Solano lived in an apartment directly across the hall from Wilson. Sometime around 2 a.m. on April 7, 2013, Ferguson returned to the apartment with Michael Lowery, Alexya Mailea, and Christine Kim after a night out in Aggieville. Around 4 a.m., Ferguson and his three guest... More...
   $0 (07-06-2018 - KS)

State of Tennessee v. Keith Austin

In an apparent fit of road rage, the Defendant pulled an AK-47 style weapon from his van and shot into the passenger side of the victim’s semi-tractor trailer truck, striking him in both legs. The victim, Edwin Ray, a professional truck driver, survived, wrote down details of the Defendant’s van, and called 911. By the time the police arrived, the
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Defendant had sped ... More...
   $0 (07-01-2018 - TN)

State of Louisiana v. Amethyst Baird Rathore

On April 28, 2016, law enforcement officers received a call regarding
a burglary at a rental house. While checking the property, the owner
encountered Defendant inside the house. Defendant fled the scene, but was
identified by a witness and apprehended by officers at her residence.
Officers obtained a search warrant for Defendant’s house and discovered
several items in ... More...
   $0 (07-01-2018 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Kevin Lacey Liker State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit (Shreveport)

On June 21, 2016, Kevin Lacey Liker (“Liker”) was erratically
driving his vehicle in Webster Parish at a high rate of speed while under the
influence of alcohol. In an attempt to pass two vehicles in a no-passing
zone, Liker collided with an oncoming vehicle. The passenger in that
oncoming vehicle, Linda McCoy (“McCoy”), died as a result of the
collision. A chemical tes... More...
   $0 (07-01-2018 - LA)

Alan Anderson v. Sohit Khanna, Iowa Heart Center P.C. and Catholic Health Initiatives Iowa Corp., d/b/a Mercy Hospital Medical Center Supreme Court of Iowa

A patient and his family brought a medical negligence action against a physician and the physician’s employer. They alleged specific negligence and the failure of the physician to obtain informed consent. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants on the claim of informed consent based on the physician’s failure to disclose his lack of training and experience in perform... More...   $0 (06-19-2018 - IA)

Walter Jason Hanicek v. The State of Texas

Deputy Eric Becker was on patrol in Fort Bend County, Texas shortly after midnight on December 8, 2015. Deputy Becker was driving his patrol car on the highway when he swerved to avoid a head-on collision with a vehicle traveling towards him in his lane. Deputy Becker turned to follow the vehicle and activated his emergency lights; the vehicle started to pull over but “continued to slow roll on ... More...   $0 (06-16-2018 - TX)

Landry Rountree v. Troy Dyson, City of Beaumont Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Landry Rountree appeals the dismissal of his 42 U.S.C § 1983 and related state-law claims against the City of Beaumont and Beaumont Police Sergeant Troy Dyson. We affirm the judgment of dismissal.
I.
Rountree owns a towing business and, for thirty years, participated in Beaumont’s non-consent tow rotation. For an accident that disables a car, the
United States Court of Appeals
Fift... More...
   $0 (06-15-2018 - TX)

Esther Hill White v. Life Insurance Company of North America Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Esther White, the beneficiary of David White’s life-insurance policy, appeals a summary judgment granted in favor of the insurer and plan administrator, Life Insurance Company of North America (“LINA”), on her claim for benefits. LINA had denied benefits on the ground that David’s death was caused in part by intoxication or drug abuse. Finding that LINA abused its discretion in denying benefits, w... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - LA)

Joshua Shiver v. Charles Edward Laramee

The sudden emergency doctrine, aka the imminent peril
doctrine, shields a defendant from liability in a negligence action.
The rule is aptly restated in jury instruction CACI 452. Here we
have the rare case when the rule applies at a summary judgment
motion. The driver of a motor vehicle who lawfully has the right
of way is 1) not required to foresee “roadrage”; and 2) that car... More...
   $0 (06-13-2018 - CA)

Edward Munro v. Department of Motor Vehicles

Before the Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend a driver’s license for a
driver’s refusal to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcohol content of his or her
blood, the driver “shall be told [by the arresting officer] that his or her failure to submit
to ... the required chemical testing will result in ... the suspension of the person’s
privilege to operate a motor vehi... More...
   $0 (06-12-2018 - CA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. IAN HOLNESS Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

We recite the findings of fact made by the motion judge, supplemented by the evidence in the record that is uncontroverted and undisputed, or implicitly credited by him.2 Commonwealth v. Isaiah I., 448 Mass. 334, 337 (2007). On December 25, 2013, at approximately 4:04 A.M., the Boston police department responded to a 911 call reporting a person shot at a house party at 92 Wales Street in Dorches... More...   $0 (06-10-2018 - MA)

State of Minnesota vs. Miguel Angel Vasquez,

Following a bench trial, the district court found Vasquez guilty of the premeditated
murder of Amber Lechuga. Lechuga and Vasquez shared an apartment in Springfield.
They had been romantically involved and have two children together. The State’s theory
was that Vasquez murdered Lechuga because their relationship had deteriorated, and she
was seeing other men. The State cont... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - MN)

Alejandro Cruz v. Nora Sharkey Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Hartford, CT - Alejandro Cruz, age 26, sued Nora Sharkey on a personal injury auto negligence theory claiming that he sustained a back injury which adversely impacted his dance career.

An aspiring professional dancer who had to curtail his career following a rear-end collision in which he suffered serious back injuries has been awarded $236,520 by a jury.

The six-person Hartford... More...
   $236520 (06-08-2018 - CT)

Jay Ebarb v. The State of Texas Judge sentences Lufkin man to 40 years prison for assaulting 73-year-old mother

On August 3, 2015, Appellant was charged by indictment with obstruction. The case proceeded to a bench trial on January 26, 2017. The trial was recessed and resumed on February 24, 2017. During the recess, Appellant filed a motion to suppress alleging that officers made a warrantless arrest without probable cause and unlawfully entered his residence to make the arrest. Appellant sought to supp... More...   $0 (06-07-2018 - TX)

JOSEPH R. SHEPACK v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

On September 20, 2014, after receiving a report from the dispatcher that a pickup was driving erratically on the turnpike, a trooper spotted a truck matching the description pass by him when he was on the side of the road dealing with another car stop. His patrol car's emergency lights were activated while conducting this stop. The trooper noted that the passing truck did not move all the way into... More...   $0 (06-06-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. EDWARD LEO RUGGIERO Kansas Court Of Appeals

On November 3, 2013, around 2 p.m., Ruggiero was involved in a vehicular collision in Douglass, Kansas. Ruggiero's 2002 Dodge truck collided with a legally parked 2013 Ford pickup. The force of the collision tore off a front wheel of Ruggiero's truck. The truck then traveled through a front yard and then crashed into a house. Alan Butcher, the owner of the 2013 Ford pickup was watching a Chiefs' f... More...   $0 (06-05-2018 - KS)

Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc.

Appellants Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc. and its
principals, Joseph Ledesma and Kris Meyer (collectively, L&M) contracted with
the San Bernardino Unified School District to manage a construction project at a
middle school. In 2003, L&M hired Darold Hecht as an assistant superintendent
and assigned him to the project. In 2010, Jane Doe, a 13-year-old student at the
... More...
   $0 (06-05-2018 - CA)

Shelley Cooley v. Timothy Adgate and City of Shreveport

On November 2, 2012, a collision occurred when the vehicle driven
by Shelley Cooley was hit from the rear by a vehicle driven by Timothy
Adgate, an employee of the City of Shreveport. Following the accident,
Cooley sought medical treatment for pain in her neck, back and right knee.
In May 2013, the plaintiff, Shelley Cooley, filed a petition for
damages against the def... More...
   $0 (06-01-2018 - LA)

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