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In this maritime personal injury case, plaintiff/appellant, Jordy Rousse
(“Rousse”), appeals the district court’s April 19, 2017 judgment granting the
motion for partial summary judgment filed by defendant/appellee, United Tugs,
Inc. (“United”), and dismissing Rousse’s claims for maintenance and cure. For the
reasons that follow, we convert the appeal to an application for supe... More...
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T.H., a Minor, etc. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation California Supreme Court Building - Sacamento, California

Under California law, a brand-name drug manufacturer has a duty to warn
of known or reasonably knowable adverse effects arising from an individual’s use
of its drug. (See Stevens v. Parke, Davis & Co. (1973) 9 Cal.3d 51, 65.) In this
case, we examine whether — and if so, under what circumstances — a brandname
drug manufacturer may be sued under a theory of “warning label” liability... More...
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On November 9, 2015, Ames Police officers responded to a call from
Sandra Fairbanks reporting a broken window at her residence. While discussing
the incident with Fairbanks at the front door to her residence, Officer Vincent Junior
reported he could smell marijuana and see a hazy smoke inside the residence.
After entering the residence with Fairbanks’ consent, Officer Junior ... More...
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Sophie P. Toulon v. Continental Casualty Company Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

In September 2002, Sophie Toulon applied for a Preferred Solution long-term care insurance policy (the Policy) issued by Continental Casualty Company. Continental provided Toulon with a “Long Term Care Insurance Personal Worksheet,” along with the application, to help her determine whether the Policy would work for her,
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given her financial circumstances. The Worksheet discuss... More...
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William Roberts, II, a/k/a Rick Ross and Andrew Harr v. Stefan Kendal Gordy, Skyler Austen Gorday Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

William L. Roberts II, Andrew Harr, and Jermaine Jackson (collectively “Appellants”), who are artists in the hip-hop industry, appeal the dismissal of their copyright infringement case. On appeal, they argue that their copyright registrations were improperly invalidated under 17 U.S.C. § 411 without a showing of scienter and that they made a proper showing of copyright ownership. Appellees counter... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - FL)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. ROBERT SINEGAL AKA, ROBERT SENEGAL Man leads state police on high-speed chase in Acadiana

On September 25, 2015, agents with the Louisiana Department of
Corrections, Office of Probation and Parole, as well as officers from the Kaplan
Police Department and members of the canine unit, arrived at a residence to
execute a parole warrant on Robert Sinegal. After the officers located him and
collected evidence inside the residence, the State charged the defendant, Robert... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Coynick Boswell Suspected drug dealer convicted of murdering client

The defendant was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder on October 26, 2016. This case arises out of an altercation at the Eden Point Apartments in Memphis, Tennessee on August 23, 2013. The defendant confronted the victim on the stairway of
the apartment complex. The defendant, armed with a handgun, accused the unarmed victim of giving him counterfeit money. The ... More...
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Optional Capital , Inc. v. Akin Gump Straus, Hauer and Feld, LLP

Optional Capital, Inc. (Optional or Plaintiff) sued
various entities and individuals, including DAS Corporation
(DAS) and its counsel—Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld
LLP (Akin) and Parker Shumaker Mills LLP, David Parker
and William Mills (collectively, Parker) (collectively with
Akin, Defendants)—for conversion and fraudulent transfer.
Plaintiff sought to recover from Defend... More...
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United States of America v. David Donadeo Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Former Broadview Heights man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for defrauding Cuyahoga Heights School District out of $2.6 million

A former Broadview Heights man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the Cuyahoga Heights School District out of millions of dollars, law enforcement officials said.

David Donadeo, 43, (f... More...
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On April 23, 2015, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, returned a seven
count indictment against the defendants — who were former employees of SunTrust’s
Annandale branch.2 The indictment’s first count charged them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, in contravention of 18 U.S.C. § 1349.3
Counts 2 through 7 made substantive allegations ... More...
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Jennalyn Santos v. Los Angeles Unified School District

Appellants Jennalyn Santos and Douglas Morales were
driving northbound on Normandie Avenue in the City of Los
Angeles when a Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD)
vehicle allegedly ran a red light and struck them. They were
transported to the hospital by ambulance, after being given a
card bearing the LASPD name, seal, address and website, and
the name of an LASPD of... More...
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United States of America v. Jason A. Haleck and Nathan R. Garber District of North Dakota Federal Courthouse - Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck, ND - Saltwater Disposal Well Operators Sentenced on Multiple Felony Charges in Connection With Operation of Well

Two saltwater disposal well operators were sentenced in federal court in Bismarck, North Dakota, on felony charges stemming from the operation of a saltwater disposal well near Dickinson, in Stark County, North Dakota.

Jason A. Halek, 44, of Southlake, Texas... More...
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United States of America v. Valentino Johnson Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Valentino Johnson was convicted as a felon in
possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§§ 922(g)(1) & 924(e), after an emergency 911 call reporting
an attempted suicide led San Francisco police to discover a
handgun at the apartment where Johnson was temporarily
staying while on parole. Johnson challenges the denial of
two motions to... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -V- PEDRO SERRANO, a/k/a/ “Louis Ortiz” Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse New York, New York

On October 30, 2015, the New York Police Department filed a report detailing a
physical assault involving Serrano at an apartment located on 80 East 110th Street (the
“Apartment”). Shortly thereafter, state law enforcement authorities seized 122 cartridges of
ammunition and a bulletproof vest from the Apartment. On November 18, 2015, Serrano
surrendered to authorities to face... More...
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Barry Anthony Willis, Jr. v. The State of Texas Amarillo man sentenced to 15 years for money laundering

In the midafternoon of July 5, 2014, the vehicle in which Appellant was
riding as a passenger was pulled over by Trooper Ronald Nelson for speeding.2
Trooper Nelson testified that, as he approached the vehicle, he detected the odor
of marijuana.3 When the driver, Alexia Gonzalez, admitted that she did not have
a driver’s license, Trooper Nelson asked her to exit the vehicle. ... More...
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Bernardino Fuentes-Espinoza v. The People of the State of Colorado. Human Smuggler Gets 4 Year Prison Term

This case requires the supreme court to determine whether Colorado’s human
smuggling statute, section 18-13-128, C.R.S. (2017), is preempted by the federal
Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. §§ 1101–1537 (2017) (“INA”). The supreme
court concludes that the INA preempts section 18-13-128 under the doctrines of both
field and conflict preemption.
In reaching this con... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Sedrick Clayton Sedrick Clayton sentenced to death for triple murder

In his appeal as of right to the Court of Criminal Appeals, the defendant argued: (1) that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions for first degree premeditated murder and attempted first degree murder; (2) that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress his statements to the police; (3) that double jeopardy principles prohibited his dual convictions for possessing a... More...   $0 (11-20-2017 - TN)

Archie Lesean Williams v. The State of Texas

Tracey Gaines, a Rockwall police officer, was dispatched to respond to a theft at an Ulta
store in Rockwall. He was told that a black Nissan with out-of-state plates was leaving the
Gaines saw the Nissan go the wrong way in the turn lane before turning across traffic on
the highway, activated his siren and lights, and pulled the vehicle over. Appellant was later
i... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Hegarty Southern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Miami, Florida

Miami, FL - Irish National Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Trafficking of Endangered Rhinoceros Horn Libation Cup

Michael Hegarty, an Irish national, was sentenced in federal court in Miami, Florida, November 14, 2017 to 18 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for fraudulently facilitating the transportation and concealment of a libation cup carved fro... More...
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West Virginia Lottery v. A-1 Amusement, Inc. Supreme Court of Appeals - Charleston, West Virginia

This appeal concerns a dispute between the West Virginia State Lottery, the
Lottery Commission, the Lottery Director,1 (collectively, the State Lottery) and certain
entities (Permit Holders) who were issued permits to operate limited video lottery game
terminals (LVL terminals). The dispute arose after the State Lottery instructed the Permit
Holders that they would be required to u... More...
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Jason Cannon v. Bodensteiner Implement Company, et al. Iowa Supreme Court

An independent contractor providing liquid manure disposal
services purchased a used Case IH tractor from a John Deere implement
dealer. When the tractor proved to be a “lemon,” the contractor brought
claims against multiple parties, including the implement dealer. The
trial court granted all of the defendants’ motions for summary judgment.
The contractor appealed and we transf... More...
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State of Washington v. Evergreen Freedom Foundation, d/b/a Freedom Foundation Thurston County Courthouse - Olympia, Washington

The State of Washington appeals the CR 12(b)(6) dismissal of its regulatory enforcement action against the Evergreen Freedom Foundation (the Foundation). The State filed suit after learning from a citizen complaint that the Foundation had provided pro bono legal services in support of local initiatives in Sequim, Chelan, and Shelton without reporting the value of those services to the Public Discl... More...   $0 (11-07-2017 - WA)

State of Tennessee v. Antonio Henderson Tennessee Supreme Court

The Defendant and his co-defendant, Marvin Dickerson, were jointly indicted for one count of especially aggravated robbery and one count of attempt to commit second degree murder as to victim Shabaka Reed; one count of attempt to commit aggravated robbery as to victim Nathan Cannon; one count of attempt to commit aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault as to victim Tiffany Fleming; ... More...   $0 (11-07-2017 - TN)


On December 20, 2013, Alex Johnson was killed and his body placed in
a barrel, which was then left in the Kentucky River near Interstate 75. The last
two people to see Johnson alive were Taylor and Timothy Ballard (a.k.a. "Tiny").
. . What emerged at trial were two conflicting narratives as to the final Hours of
Johnson's life.
A. Ballard's Testimony.
Ballard testifie... More...
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United States v. Tamie Samuels Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

In March 2015, Tamie Marie Samuels (“Samuels”) filed an alien relative visapetition (Form I-130) for the benefit of her new husband, Randell Samuels(“Randell”). The petition asked, “Have you ever before filed a petition for this or anyother alien?” Samuels falsely checked “no.” A jury convicted Samuels of knowinglymaking a false statement with respect to a material fact in an immigration matter in... More...   $0 (11-06-2017 - IA)

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