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State of Minnesota vs. Daniel Joseph Decker

In the summer of 2014, 14-year-old M.J. babysat for a couple that she met through
her sister. During that same summer, Decker moved into the couple’s home, and he and
M.J. became friends on Facebook. At the time, Decker was 34 years old, and was aware
of M.J.’s age.
On September 8, 2014, Decker sent M.J. a video via Facebook Messenger at 12:51
a.m. The video showed o... More...
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Joshua D. Lemons v. The State of Texas

Lemons was charged with possession of a controlled substance for possessing methamphetamine on March 14, 2008. See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115. Lemons was subsequently charged with bail jumping on June 27, 2008. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 38.10. On January 26 2009, Lemons pleaded guilty in both cases1 and was placed on five years’ deferred adjudication probation. In May 2009... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Lara Carlson v. University of New England District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

The district court entered
summary judgment against Dr. Lara Carlson, a faculty member, on
her claim of retaliation under Title VII and the Maine Human Rights
Act (MHRA) against her employer, the University of New England
(UNE). Carlson alleges that, after she complained to UNE about
sexual harassment by her department chair and supervisor, Dr. Paul
Visich, the school retal... More...
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Jan C. Torres-Pagan v. Commissioners, Social Security Administration (Nancy A. Berryhill) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this Social Security
benefits opinion, Jan Torres-Pagán ("Torres-Pagán") appeals from
the District Court's order upholding an administrative law judge's
("ALJ") conclusion that, although he had previously been eligible
for Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") benefits as a child, he
was ineligible for the same as an adult. Because we believe the
record before the ALJ was... More...
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Chris Anthony Platero v. The State of Texas

In July 2016, Appellant, Chris Anthony Platero, was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for aggravated assault, a second degree felony.1 Seven months later, the State filed a motion to adjudicate guilt and revoke community supervision for violation of the condition prohibiting him from owning or 1 TEX. PEN... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Adam Harris Milligan v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for multiple offenses involving the same complainant including aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony, and several counts of aggravated sexual assault. Appellant requested counsel and counsel was appointed to represent him on August 10, 2015. The offenses were complicated. Numerous pretrial filings, notices of

–2– int... More...
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United States of America v. Jameka Coffey Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A Starkville, Mississippi tax return preparer pleaded guilty on August 10, 2018 to aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of a false tax return.

According to documents and information provided to the court, from early 2012 through April 2016, Jameka Coffey managed ABS Tax Services, a ta... More...
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Michael Colaco v. Cavotec SA

Michael Colaco, and April Barry appeal from the judgment entered against them in this action
arising from Inet’s sale of its assets to respondents Cavotec SA and Cavotec Inet US, Inc.
(collectively Cavotec). Colaco was Inet’s sole shareholder and its chief executive officer
and Barry was Inet’s director of administration. After the transaction, Colaco became
Cavotec Inet US, Inc.’s... More...
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Robert Isreal v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that appellant and Stacey Smith were involved in a romantic
relationship for several years. They lived together for two years, but their relationship was “bumpy”
at times, and appellant moved out when he began a relationship with another woman. Evidence at
trial reflected that the incident forming the basis of the instant offenses occurred approximately twoMore...
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Derrick Wayne Gamble v. The State of Texas

Officer A. Kay of the Marlin Police Department arrived at an after-hours
club in Temple1 for off-duty work as security. She was to work security alongside
Chief of Police D. Allen that night. Officer Kay noticed a vehicle parking in front
of hers. Chief Allen arrived soon thereafter, and Officer Kay went to him to talk
about that night’s work. While they were talking, Officer K... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SALVADOR VENEGAS JR.

Salvador Venegas Jr. appeals the district court's order that he register as a violent offender, arguing the requirements in the Kansas Offender Registration Act, K.S.A. 22-4901 et seq., violate Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U.S. 466, 120 S. Ct. 2348, 147 L. Ed. 2d 435 (2000). In his view, the fact that he used a deadly weapon should have been found by a jury, not a judge. We are duty bound to foll... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTINA A. CADENHEAD Absconder

Christina A. Cadenhead pled no contest to possession of methamphetamine. She objected to the classification of a 2005 burglary of a dwelling as a person felony, which resulted in a criminal history score of C. The district court denied her objection. She appeals.

Cadenhead was arrested for multiple warrants. During the December 2016 arrest, she admitted she had a needle in her front p... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. GARRET MOUNTON LEE

T.F. was matched with Marti Lee through the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program when she was in kindergarten. What started as a school match—where the meetings only occurred at T.F.'s school—transitioned into a community match—where T.F. was allowed to visit Marti in the community and stay overnight at Marti's home in Newton. P.D., T.F.'s mother, described Marti and T.F.'s relationship as very close... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

Joan E. Farr v. Daryl Davis; Dennis Moon; Deann Coote; John Patrick Hall; Huckleberry Homeowners Association District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Proceeding pro se,1 Joan Farr appeals the district court’s order granting
summary judgment on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim in favor of the Huckleberry
Homeowners Association and its board members (collectively, HOA). She also
* After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined
unanimously that oral argument wouldn’t materially assist in the determination ofMore...
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Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
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CASE & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES INC. d/b/a ASPEN PARK APARTMENTS, v. JODIE L. BRIBIESCA

Bribiesca first moved to Aspen Park Apartments (Aspen) on June 10, 2015. The apartments are located in Wichita and are owned by Case. On January 8, 2016, Bribiesca moved from her first apartment, unit 1812, to another, 1908, in the same complex. Bribiesca testified she was not offered an opportunity to see 1908 before moving in, and it is not clear whether she asked to view the apartment before th... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

HOWARD JOHNSON III v. U.S. FOOD SERVICE, and AMERICAN ZURICH INSURANCE CO

On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

STATE OF MONTANA v. MAKUEEYAPEE DELENE WHITFORD

Pursuant to Section I, Paragraph 3(c), Montana Supreme Court Internal Operating Rules, this case is decided by memorandum opinion and shall not be cited and does not serve as precedent. Its case title, cause number, and disposition shall be included in this Court’s quarterly list of noncitable cases published in the Pacific Reporter and Montana Reports.

¶2 Makueeyapee Whitford was trie... More...
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CITY OF HELENA v. RYAN SCOT FRANKFORTER,

On the evening of August 26, 2014, Frankforter’s wife contacted the police, reporting that Frankforter assaulted and injured her. An officer responded to the call and noted injuries—bruising and abrasions—consistent with assault. A t that time, Frankforter’s wife also had a cast on her hand. She told the officer that Frankforter previously injured her hand by grabbing her arm and twisting ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - MT)

Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

6 RODRIGUEZ V. SWARTZ

qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
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LAOSD Asbestos Cases - Delgadina Alfaro v. Colgate-Palmolive Company

This is the second appeal arising out of a lawsuit by
plaintiff Elizabeth Alfaro,1 in which she alleged that she
developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos
contained in talcum powder products. Her claims for negligence
and strict product liability proceeded to trial against two
defendants, including appellant Colgate-Palmolive Company
(Colgate), a talcum pow... More...
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RONALD HIGHT JR. v. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 2012, appellant was charged with second-degree murder. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss under section 776.032 of the Stand Your Ground law and a pre-trial immunity hearing took place in 2014. After the denial of his motion, appellant went to trial and was convicted of a lesser included offense, manslaughter, in 2016. Appellant appealed his conviction. During the pendency of his appeal, t... More...   $0 (08-08-2018 - FL)

The State of Florida vs. Chandra Jene-Charles

The State of Florida (“State”) appeals the lower court’s January 26, 2016
order granting a downward departure sentence and the lower court’s withhold of
adjudication without the requisite imposition of probation in this felony case.
Chandra Jene-Charles (“Jene-Charles”) cross-appeals her conviction and sentence
on two conspiracy charges as a violation of double jeopardy. Witho... More...
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Jeffery Allen Oppedahl v. Mobile Drill International Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Jeffery Oppedahl was injured in a gruesome accident involving a
truck-mounted drill and auger that left him 1 a quadriplegic. Oppedahl, his wife, and
his children (collectively “Plaintiffs”) sued Mobile Drill Company, Inc. (“Mobile
Drill”), the manufacturer of the drill and auger. As relevant to this appeal, the district
court2 first dismissed Plaintiffs’ strict products ... More...
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United States of America v. Dallas Wayne Thundershield District of North Dakota Federal Courtroom - Fargo, North Dakota

A jury convicted Dallas Wayne Thundershield of second-degree murder, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1111 and 1153; assault with intent to commit murder, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(1) and 1153; assault with a dangerous weapon, in
violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(3) and 1153; and assault resulting in substantial
bodily injury, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a)(7) and 1153. O... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - ND)

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