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Andrea Lane Whitney v. The State of Texas

Ronald Bryan Baker was struck by Whitney’s car and died as a result of his injuries. Nayef
Sheam testified that he was driving home around midnight and saw a man’s body laying partially
on the grass and partially in the access road to Highway 75 in Allen, Texas. He stopped, parked
his car, approached the body, and immediately called 911. The man was breathing very heavily,
and ... More...
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Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Chino Valley Unified School, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Establishment Clause serves intertwined purposes, pertaining to individual freedom and the democratic nature of our system of government. The Clause protects “the individual’s freedom to believe, to worship, and to express himself in accordance with the dictates of his own conscience.” Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38, 49 (1985). It likewise ensures that the government in no way acts to make be... More...   $0 (07-29-2018 - CA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. THOMAS ALLEN LOEFFLER

Thomas Loeffler was originally charged with a total of 10 counts of various charges for distribution of methamphetamine, no drug tax stamps, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. As part of a plea agreement, Loeffler pled no contest to two counts of distribution of methamphetamine under K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 215705(a)(4), a drug severity level 3 nonperson felony, and in exchange th... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

KARI KARST v. TIA BLEHM, and B&B INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, LLC

On August 22, 2014, Kari Karst, as renter, and Tia Blehm, as landlord and sole owner of B&B Properties, LLC (Blehm), signed a one-year lease for an apartment in
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Russell. The specific lease term began "on August 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM and end[ed] on August 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM." In compliance with the lease terms, Karst paid a security deposit of $325 and a pet deposit of $325—a total... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. TERRELL JAMAR HOUSTON

Terrell Jamar Houston entered a conditional guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon , see 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), reserving the right to appeal the district court’s denial of his motion to suppress. The district court sentenced Houston to 37 months’ imprisonment. On appeal to this court, we held that the district court properly denied the motion to suppress based on our de... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - NY)

Meryl Squires-Cannon, et al. v. Forest Preserve District of Cook County, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, has been trying to acquire a 400-acre estate in Barrington after the owners defaulted on a mortgage and note held by the Forest Preserve. The Forest Preserve foreclosed and then bought the property at the foreclosure auction. The original owners have expressed their opposition by filing five lawsuits of their own, in addition to raising af-fir... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - IL)

State of Tennessee v. Larry Allen Stumbo

This case arises from the Defendant breaking into the victim’s home and raping her at gunpoint, following which he stole a television set and forced her into her vehicle and drove her to a nearby gas station. The Defendant was observed by law enforcement driving the victim’s stolen vehicle after he dropped her off at the gas station; when officers pursued the Defendant, hefailed to yield and, aft... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - TN)

Linda S. Isaacs v. DBI-ASG Coinvestor Fund, III, LLC Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Paducah, Kentucky

Debtor Linda Isaacs filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy and brought an adversary action seeking to invalidate a mortgage lien on her home, and to stop the sale of the home pursuant to a Kentucky state-court foreclosure judgment. The adversary complaint sought to avoid the mortgage—as unperfected because the mortgage was never validly recorded—under the strong-arm provision of the bankruptcy code. Afte... More...   $0 (07-26-2018 - KY)

United States of America v. Patricia Stevenson, Candace G. Stevenson and Mitch Stevenson Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Three Family Members Plead Guilty to Money Laundering - Father, Mother & Daughter Laundered $2.9M Obtained Through Fraudulent Life-Insurance Policy

Three members of a family from Mason, Ohio, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to launder nearly $3 million in proceeds from two fraudulently purchased life-insurance policies, which were taken out on another relative.

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Kang Sik Park, M.D. v. First American Title Insurance Company District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Kang Sik Park appeals the district court’s dismissal of his suit against First American Title Insurance Company (“First American”) as time-barred. Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we reverse and remand.
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In 2006, in relation to a loan to Peter and Virginia Lamb, Park obtained a commitment from First American to insure a real estate deed of trust for property in Salt Lake Co... More...
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United States ex rel. Jeffrey Berkowitz v. Automation Aids, Inc., et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Relator Jeffrey Berkowitz filed a qui tam complaint against nine separate defendants, alleg-ing violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C.
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
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§ 3730. The defendants moved to dismiss Berkowitz’ third amended complaint for failure to state a claim. The district court granted the defendants’ motions and di... More...
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John J. Capistrant vs. Lifetouch National School Studios. Inc.

Lifetouch sells photography services to schools and other organizations across the
nation. In 1980, Capistrant began working as a photographer and sales representative for
Lifetouch in its Minneapolis office. In 1981, Capistrant transferred within the company to
the California office. Capistrant took over as Territory Manager of the San Francisco Bay
Area in 1986 and entered... More...
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Brenda McCracken, et al. v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The plaintiffs in these consolidated appeals each settled a claim under their
automobile-insurance policies with the defendants. But now the plaintiffs maintain
that the defendants illegally reduced their settlement offers by taking into account
certain benefits they had previously paid the plaintiffs. The district courts dismissed
the plaintiffs’ putative class-action lawsuits aft... More...
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Navajo Nation Northern Edge Navajo Casino v. The Honorable Bradford J. Dalley, et al. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Appellants, the Navajo Nation and its wholly-owned government
enterprise the Northern Edge Navajo Casino (together, the “Tribe” or “Nation”),
entered into a state-tribal gaming compact with New Mexico under the Indian
Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”), 25 U.S.C. §§ 2701–2721. The Tribe agreed
not only to waive its sovereign immunity for personal-injury lawsuits brought by
visi... More...
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BUILDING ERECTION SERVICES COMPANY, INC. v. WALTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. and AMERICAN HOME ASSURANCE COMPANY

This case concerns problems with the construction of a press box at the University of Kansas (KU) Memorial Stadium almost 20 years ago. It now comes before this court for a third time. On the first appeal, the court held that Building Erection Services Company, Inc. (BESCO), one of the subcontractors on the project, was contractually obligated to indemnify Walton Construction Company, Inc. (Walton... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - KS)

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)

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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JEFFREY MORRIS vs MGZ PROPERTIES, LLC., et al. MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

Does the word “sale” mean any sale? The appellees insist it does not, at least not when the parties did not contemplate a specific form of a sale when they signed the contract. However, because this contract is clear and unambiguous, and not susceptible to multiple meanings, we conclude it must be applied as written and reverse the circuit court’s judgment.

The contract at issue state... 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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United States of America v. Frederick Barbieri United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Port St. Lucie Resident Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Prison for International Firearms Trafficking

A Port St. Lucie resident was sentenced today to more than 12 years in prison for unlawfully exporting firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition from South Florida to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern Distric... More...
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Rodger Blanco v. Federal Express Corporation, d/b/a FedEx Express, Justin Digby and Matthew Wainer

In 2014 a FedEx employee stole about $380,000 worth of gold coins and gold bars from a
package entrusted to FedEx for delivery. Almost two years later, the sender, Rodger Blanco,
sued FedEx for negligent investigation and conversion. FedEx moved for summary judgment,
which the district court granted principally because the contract of
carriage required Mr. Blanco to file suit wi... More...
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WALTER REED vs. STATE OF IOWA and STATE OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A federal statute known as Title VI states, “No person in the United States
shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” See 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2015). A
federal report cited the Department of Transpo... More...
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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...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CLIFTON J. PANEZICH

In late 2015, a single count complaint was filed in Mahoning County Court Number 4 against Appellant. The complaint alleged Appellant engaged in a pattern of corrupt activity in violation R.C. 2923.22, a first-degree felony, from 2010 through 2015. 12/16/15 Complaint. The complaint was filed as a result of a 2013 investigation by the FBI, Canfield Police Department, and other Northeast Ohio po... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

LOUISE E. WATTS vs. ANNE M. FLEDDERMAN, Executor of the Estate of Thomas A. Fledderman, Deceased and ANNE M. FLEDDERMAN MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

In 1998, Thomas Fledderman was operating an antique furniture and
antique art pottery retail business in Mt. Healthy. When his landlord demanded
possession of the retail space and the second-floor apartment that Thomas
Fledderman had occupied, Thomas Fledderman attempted to purchase a commercial
storefront building located on Spring Grove Avenue in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio... More...
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