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Rena C. v. Colonial School District Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises out of a dispute under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”). Under the IDEA, when parents and school districts dispute a child’s educational placement, a parent may file an administrative due process complaint that can lead to an administrative hearing. At least ten days before the dispute reaches a hearing, the school district can extend a settlement offer to ... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - PA)

Professional Collection Consultants v. Robert M. Lujan

Professional Collection Consultants (PCC) filed this action to collect credit card
debt that Lujan incurred. The parties agree that if Delaware’s three-year statute of
limitations applies the action is time-barred, but that if California’s four-year statute
applies the case is timely filed. The trial court applied the Delaware statute, granting
summary judgment on statute of limita... More...
   $0 (05-23-2018 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Curtis Morris

On January 8, 2013, a Shelby County grand jury returned indictment No. 1300001, charging the defendant with first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child abuse, first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child neglect, aggravated child abuse of a child eight years of age or less, and aggravated child neglect of a child eight years of age or less. The victim in the... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

Dustin Lucio v. State of Tennessee Dustin Matthew Lucio - Registered Sex Offender

Prior to Petitioner’s trial, the State filed a motion seeking to exclude medical records showing that the victim had been treated for substance abuse after the offense. At
the hearingon the State’s motion, the victim testified that she was raped by Petitioner on February 20, 2009. She testified that she developed a “drug problem” immediately after the incident. The victim acknowledged on c... More...
   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. TYRIEK BROWN Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

The primary issue presented in this appeal is
whether the Commonwealth is required to prove a defendant knows
that a firearm in his or her possession is loaded in order to be
convicted of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm under G. L.

After police officers discovered a loaded firearm in the
rear console of a vehicle driven by the defendant, he was
charged ... More...
   $0 (05-22-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. JONATHAN PICKERING Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

While serving a probationary term in connection
with two convictions of open and gross lewdness, the defendant
endeavored to meet a person whom he believed was a thirteen year
old boy so that he could perform sexual acts on him. Following
a probation violation hearing, a judge in the Superior Court
concluded that the defendant had violated his probation by
committing... More...
   $0 (05-22-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Oscar Montoya District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Windsor Locks Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Offenses

Oscar Montoya, 62, of Windsor Locks, pleaded guilty on May 21, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to drug trafficking and money laundering offenses related to the distribution of heroin and various prescription medications.

According to court docume... More...
   $0 (05-22-2018 - CT)

Derrick Bryant v. Kenneth Egan, Officer, Johns Slezak, Officer District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

On April 2, 2013, Derrick Bryant brought suit against, inter alia, Officers
Kenneth Egan and John Slezak of the Meriden Police Department, alleging that
they had used excessive force against him in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
After a trial was held and the jury returned a verdict in favor of the officers, Bryant
moved for a new trial under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59.... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - CT)

State of Ohio v. Shaunell D. McKnight

On March 17, 2017, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted appellant in case No. 17CR-1565 on five separate counts related to appellant's alleged possession and trafficking of various drugs on July 12, 2016. The counts included: trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.11; trafficking in cocaine, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Shaniece M. Cox

On January 16, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury charged Cox and a codefendant, Kareem Jones, with possession of heroin and tampering with evidence. (Jan. 16, 2015 Indictment.) The indictment included a one-year firearm specification for the possession charge. Id. {¶ 3} The defense filed motions to suppress on December 1, 2015 and May 19, 2017 seeking exclusion of statements made by Cox to pol... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. THIOTIS GREENE Ohio Court of Appeals

Following a traffic stop on January 8, 2016, appellant was arrested for driving
without a driver’s license. During an inventory search of the vehicle, officers recovered
marijuana and a substance they suspected to be crack cocaine.
{¶3} Appellant made an initial appearance via video conference on January 12, 2016.
The trial court declared appellant to be indigent and assigned... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Cary Brandon Smith Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Albany, Georgia

Albany, GA - Cairo Convicted Felon Cary Brandon Smith Sentenced For Narcotics And Gun Charges Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

Senior United States District Court Judge W. Louis Sands sitting in Albany, Georgia, sentenced Cary Brandon Smith, age 33, of Cairo, GA, to 360 months imprisonment as the result of his plea of guilty earlier this year to 31 of 32 counts in an indictment charging ... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Effingham Health System Southern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, GA - Southern District Of Georgia Announces Largest Hospital Drug Diversion Civil Penalty Settlement in U.S. History

In the nation’s largest settlement of its kind involving allegations of drug diversion at a hospital, Effingham Health System has agreed to pay the United States $4.1 million to resolve allegations that Effingham Health System failed to provide effective controls ... More...
   $4100000 (05-21-2018 - GA)

Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - ME)

CITY OF KETTERING v. WILLIAM J. MASTON

At approximately 2:00 a.m. on March 28, 2016, Maston was a passenger in
a vehicle driven by Hannah Tincher. As Tincher was driving on East Dorothy Lane in
Kettering, Officer Devin Maloney initiated a traffic stop due to a traffic violation. After
back-up arrived, Maloney conducted a free-air sniff by his canine partner, Jax. Jax
alerted to an odor of narcotics, and the offi... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ANDREW MELMS

This matter is before the Court on the August 8, 2017 Notice of Appeal of
Andrew Melms. Melms appeals from the trial court’s July 28, 2017 Judgment Entry of
Conviction, following a no contest plea to one count of aggravated possession of drugs,
namely fentanyl, in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), a felony of the fifth degree. His appeal
is specifically addressed to the trial co... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - OH)

THE STATE OF OHIO v. MYERS

The case was tried to a jury. Much of the account of what happened came from Myers’s friend and codefendant Timothy Mosley. According to Mosley, he and Myers began to concoct their scheme on January 27, 2014. That morning, Myers, who had just slept through the start of a new job, woke up Mosley
and asked him if he “wanted to make some money.” When Mosley said he did, Myers suggested that ... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - OH)

Duncan E. Prince v. Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc. v. Erm Insurance Brokers, Inc., Cross-defendant and Appellant

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant Duncan E. Prince obtained a judgment of
$647,706.48 against defendant and cross-complainant Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc.
(Invensure). Invensure took nothing on its cross-complaint against Prince and his related
business entity, cross-defendant ERM Insurance... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - CA)

State of Wisconsin v. DeAnthony K. Muldrow

A defendant who enters a
guilty plea waives numerous constitutional rights. State v.
Bangert, 131 Wis. 2d 246, 270, 389 N.W.2d 12 (1986).
Accordingly, "[u]nder the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment to the United States Constitution,[1] a defendant's
1 The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - WI)

State of Minnesota vs. Scott Ross Hunn, Minnesota Supreme Court

On February 21, 2016, appellant Scott Ross Hunn was pulled over by a Mower
County sheriff’s deputy for rolling through a stop sign. Hunn told the deputy that he had
consumed one beer. The deputy observed that Hunn “spoke in a rapid fashion, struggled
to stay on topic in conversation, had dilated pupils and seemed very nervous.” These
observations led the deputy to suspect th... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - MN)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JOSEPH ANTHONY SPENCER COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on April 29, 2016, Des Moines Police Officers
Danner and Harden observed a white Buick drive past them with a non-functioning
rear left license plate lamp. The officers followed the vehicle. While the Buick was
stopped for a red light, the officers turned off their patrol vehicle’s lights to verify
the license plate light was not functioning. Afte... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. PETER KELLY LONG Iowa Judicial Building

In 2010, a jury found Long guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree. Based
on prior convictions, Long qualified for a sentencing enhancement under Iowa
Code section 902.14(1)(c) (2010). Long was convicted of a class “A” felony and
sentenced to life in prison.
In January 2012, the State, through the Iowa Department of Corrections,
filed a restitution plan stating Lo... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - IA)

Michael Easley; Stephania Session v. City of Riverside; Sergio Diaz; Silvio Macias Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Riverside, California

On December 22, 2011, Michael Easley (“Easley”) was shot three times by Officer Silvio Macias (“Macias”) following a traffic stop. Based on his resulting injuries, which include permanent physical disability and paralysis, Easley filed this action alleging that Macias violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 through the use of excessive force. The district court sua sponte ordered an evidentiary hearing regardin... More...   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Shawn Patrick Watkins United States District Court for the Southern District of California - Santa Ana, California

Santa Ana, CA - Missouri Man Pleads Guilty in $3.4 Million Real Estate Investment Scheme that Targeted Orange County Investors

A Missouri man who formerly served as a law enforcement reservist has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud offense and admitted operating a real estate scheme in Orange County that bilked dozens of Southern California investors who collectively suffered approximately... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. NORMAN WADSWORTH

Norman Wadsworth suffered from schizophrenia for decades and received
no treatment. He had a contentious relationship with the manager at his apartment
complex, Darlene Crook, who he believed was part of a government conspiracy to
kill him. Eventually, Wadsworth was evicted from his apartment. After being
homeless for several months, Wadsworth tried to take a bus to a motel.... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - IA)

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