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Armard Reeves v. State of Tennessee

In June 2010, the Petitioner was involved in a multi-State, undercover drug operation during which he paid undercover law enforcement agents over $25,000 to transport marijuana from Arizona to Tennessee. State v. Armard Reeves, No. W201202656-CCA-R3-CD, 2014 WL 1593153, at *1, 2-4 (Tenn. Crim. App. Apr. 17, 2014), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Sept. 19, 2014). After the marijuana was loaded in a renta... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

Robert Trcka v. United States of America Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Robert Trcka sued the United States of America on a Federal Tort Claim Act personal injury auto negligence theory.... More...   $315754 (05-08-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. County of Maricopa and Paul Penzone District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

The United States brought this action to halt racially
discriminatory policing policies instituted by Joseph Arpaio,
the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Under
Arpaio’s leadership, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office
(MCSO) routinely targeted Latino drivers and passengers for
pretextual traffic stops aimed at detecting violations of
federal immigration law. Base... More...
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TERRY LEA BUNCH v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Petitioner pled guilty to driving under the influence (“DUI”) second offense and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days, to be suspended on probation after 45 days of incarceration. The judgment was entered on June 1, 2015.
Petitioner’s pro se petition for post-conviction relief has two file stamps of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk. One file stamp is dated December 8, 2016, and ... More...
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Jamie Lee Bledsoe v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

After a jury found Jamie Lee Bledsoe guilty of burglary of a building and made findings
that he had two prior felony convictions, thus enhancing his range of punishment, the trial court
sentenced him to twenty years’ imprisonment. Bledsoe appeals, claiming improper sentence
enhancement based on insufficient notice and insufficient evidence and also claiming fundamental
error b... More...
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Cecelia Roberts Webb, et al. v. City of Maplewood Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Cecelia Roberts Webb and five other motorists have filed a putative class action against the City of Maplewood, Missouri, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming its policy or custom violates their constitutional rights. They assert the City automatically issues an arrest warrant whenever someone ticketed for violating its traffic and vehicle laws fails to pay a fine or appear in court. Once arrested, th... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - MO)

JERRY SELLERS v. STATE OF KANSAS

A jury convicted Jerry Sellers of 38 counts of sexual exploitation of a child for possession of child pornography. The district court then sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. The facts underlying Sellers' convictions are more fully described in our court's opinion affirming his convictions. State v. Sellers, No. 107,203, 2013 WL 4404175, at *1-2 (Kan. App. 2013) (unp... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TAYLOR ARNETT

After granting a petition for review in this case, the Kansas Supreme Court held that restitution may be ordered against a defendant in a criminal case if the loss to the victim was proximately caused by the crime of conviction. State v. Arnett, 307 Kan. 648, Syl. ¶ 7, 413 P.3d 787 (2018). The court reversed this panel's decision that the State failed to show a sufficient causal connection for res... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - KS)

Gary Lee Beason v. State of Indiana

We summarized the facts of this case in Beason’s direct appeal:
The facts most favorable to the judgment are that on April 18, 1995, Karen Beason took four of her five children to a police substation in Anderson, Indiana. Karen was disoriented and confused and was admitted to the stress unit at Community Hospital. The Madison County Division of Family and Children took custody of the childr... More...
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Carl Johnson v. The State of Texas

The record shows that appellant was a member of the Felony Lane Gang. Members of this gang work in small groups that travel around the country stealing various items of identification, as well as credit cards, debit cards, and checks. Their normal method of operation was to break into cars parked at locations where the owners frequently leave purses in their cars, including cemeteries and daycar... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Aaron Charles Hill v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Sorrells for possession of a controlled substance, a state
jail felony, and the indictment included several enhancement paragraphs. See Tex.
Health & Safety Code Ann. § 481.115(b) (West 2017); Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
12.425 (West Supp. 2017). Sorrells was tried jointly for the offenses of felony
possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault wi... More...
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Mark Anthony Sorrells v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Sorrells for possession of a controlled substance, a state
jail felony, and the indictment included several enhancement paragraphs. See Tex.
Health & Safety Code Ann. § 481.115(b) (West 2017); Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
12.425 (West Supp. 2017). Sorrells was tried jointly for the offenses of felony
possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault wi... More...
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Mario Estevan Diaz v. The State of Texas

Mario Estevan Diaz Jr. (appellant) was convicted of violating § 25.072(a) of the
Penal Code. It provides that a person commits an offense if “during a period that is 12
months or less in duration, the person two or more times engages in conduct that
constitutes an offense under Section 25.07.” TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 25.072(a) (West
Supp. 2017). The ensuing subparagraph of th... More...
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Christopher Alan Martin v. The State of Texas

On the night of September 27, 2015, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper
Lupe Deluna was on patrol in Plainview, Texas. He observed appellant make a left turn
without signaling, and he initiated a stop. Appellant came to a stop in his driveway, which
was less than a block away. Both men exited their vehicles. Deluna informed appellant
that the reason for the stop was h... More...
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Michael Alan Sands v. The State of Texas

In March 2011, then six-year-old Anna made an outcry of sexual abuse against Michael
Alan Sands, her mother’s ex-boyfriend.1 As a result of Anna’s allegations, a Hunt County jury
found Sands guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child2 and one count of indecency
with a child by contact.3 After finding that he had previously been convicted of a felony offense,
... More...
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Gary Deon Elbeyallen a/k/a Gary Deon Allen v. The State of Texas

In April 2016, Naqibullah Haq owned “Mike’s Discount Food Store,” a
convenience store on East Berry Street in Fort Worth. According to the arresting
officer in this case, Officer James Polyak, Haq’s convenience store was a known
location of loitering, panhandling, and drug transactions. And according to Haq,
Appellant often lingered around the store—as Haq testified at the su... More...
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STATE OF OREGON v. KEONI HAROLD WARREN

Defendant appeals a judgment convicting him of attempted promoting prostitution (Counts 1 and 10), fourth-degree assault (Counts 2 and 8), harassment (Counts 3 and 9), second-degree assault (Count 4), unlawful use of a weapon (Count 12), coercion (Count 6), menacing (Count 13), attempted compelling prostitution (Count 11), and felon in possession of a firearm (Count 14). Defendant assigns error to... More...   $0 (05-06-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID JAMES GARRISON UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT

There is now an epic crisis of deadly opioid abuse and overuse. In 2016, roughly 11.5 million people in the United States misused prescription opioids. U.S. Dep’t of Health and Human Services, About the U.S. Opioid Epidemic (2018), (last visited March 8, 2018). That same year, 116 people on average died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Id. And in 2017, the Acting Secretary of Hea... More...   $0 (05-06-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. ANTHONY GRANT

Appellant was indicted and charged on multiple counts in each of the three
underlying cases. He ultimately entered a plea agreement with the state and pleaded guilty to the
following charges: in CR-15-598262-A, involuntary manslaughter in violation of R.C. 2903.03
with a three-year firearm specification; in CR-15-598310-A, attempted aggravated robbery in
violation of R.C. 2911... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- RICHARD KING

On November 10, 2004, the Muskingum County Grand Jury indicted King
on sixty-two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor in violation of R.C.
2907.321(A)(1) and (5). The charges were felonies of the second and fourth degrees. A
jury trial commenced on January 25, 2005. The jury found King guilty of all of the charges
except one, which was dismissed. As memorialized in ... More...
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Marshall Garber v. Heriberto Menendez, M.D. Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Minors injured by medical malpractice in Ohio have one year to sue their doctors after they turn eighteen. When Marshall Garber sued Dr. Heriberto
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Menendez for malpractice in May 2017, one year had come and gone. But Ohio tolls the statute of limitations if the defendant leaves the State. The clock stopped when Dr. Menendez left Ohio for Florida ... More...
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Nancy Buccina; Scot A. Buccin v. Linda Ann Grimsby Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Toledo, Ohio

Linda Ann Grimsby invited her friend Nancy Buccina to take a
boat trip on Lake Erie. Toward the end of the voyage, the boat hit a wave, jarring the passengers
and injuring Nancy. Nancy and her husband Scot sued. A jury found that Grimsby was not
negligent. But the district court granted Nancy and Scot’s motion for a new trial on the ground
that the evidence did not support the verd... More...
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James Davis v. County of Fresno

James Davis was dismissed from his employment as a supervising
juvenile correctional officer based on findings of insubordination, discourteous treatment
of a subordinate, wrongfully assuming supervisorial duties over his wife despite several
admonitions to the contrary, exaggerating the hours he worked on multiple time cards,
and other misconduct. Davis’s administrative appeal of ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRIAN ROZELL

On March 2, 2015, the Clark County Grand Jury returned a two-count
indictment charging Rozell with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol
(“OVI”) and endangering children.1 The OVI charge included a specification under R.C.
2941.1413 indicating that Rozell has, within the past twenty years, been previously
convicted of or pled guilty to five or more OVI o... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. WONETAH EINFELDT

Wonetah Einfeldt and her two daughters were charged with willful injury causing bodily injury over a physical altercation between the three women and a fourth woman named Mulika Vinson on July 14, 2015. The case went to trial and the defendants were tried jointly. Prior to trial, the State sought to exclude all character evidence about the victim, Vinson. This included evidence related to Vinso... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

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