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In The Matter of Max Hopper, Decedent Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Jury Awards Plaintiff Billions In Punitive Damages

The Family and Estate of Max Hopper sued JP Morgan Chase & Co. on fraud, breach of fiduciary and breach of contract duties theories claiming that JP Morgan for mishandling the of the former American Airlines executive.

Hopper died intestate with a $19 million estate and was hired to administer it for the family.
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   $0 (09-27-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. William Kiekow, et al. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

After a 14-day jury trial, a jury in the Eastern District of Texas convicted Defendants-Appellants William Edmund Kiekow (“Kiekow”), Felipe U. Uriarte (“Uriarte”), and Arthur James Pierre (“Pierre”) (collectively, “Appellants”) of conspiracy to distribute or possess with intent to distribute cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846.1 On appeal, Appellants challenge venue and the sufficiency
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   $0 (09-25-2017 - TX)

City of Jenks v. Thomas William, et al.

Tulsa, OK - City of Jenks v. Thomas William, Rena Lou Hollard Trust, Dennis Semler, Board of County Commissioners of Tulsa County


Issue # 1. Issue: CONDEMNATION (CONDEMN)
Filed By: CITY OF JENKS
Filed Date: 05/12/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF TULSA COUNTY Disposed: JUDGEMENT ENTERED, 09/19/2017. Judge
De... More...
   $390000 (09-18-2017 - OK)

Tommy Ernest Swate, M.D. v. Texas Medical Board

Tommy Ernest Swate, M.D., appeals the district court’s judgment affirming the final
order issued by appellee, Texas Medical Board2 (the Board), revoking his license to practice
medicine in Texas. The Board revoked Dr. Swate’s license after determining that he violated the
Texas Medical Practice Act, see Tex. Occ. Code §§ 151.001-169.005 (the Act) and certain Board
rules, see 22 Tex... More...
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Justin Riordan v. The State of Texas

A jury convicted appellant Justin Riordan of the offense of aggravated sexual assault
of a child and assessed his punishment at confinement for ten years in the Texas Department of
Criminal Justice. See Tex. Penal Code §§ 22.021(a)(1)(B)(i), (2)(B), 12.32. On appeal, appellant
challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his conviction and complains about improper
jury arg... More...
   $0 (08-04-2017 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRUCE JULIUS ASHLEY, JR. State v. Ashley - Video

On the night of May 12, 2010, Gerry Grovenburg was found dead behind the counter of Mr. G's, the liquor store that he owned, the victim of a single gunshot wound to his chest. Based on sales transactions and the arrival of a customer at the store, investigators placed the time of death between 9:58 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. A .40 caliber Smith & Wesson cartridge case was recovered from the scene. Two do... More...   $0 (07-10-2017 - KS)

Ryan DeKeyser, et al. v. ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc

Before us is an appeal by the defendant
(Waupaca for short) in a class action suit brought
against it in a federal district court in Wisconsin on behalf of
a number of the workers that it employs in six foundries that
manufacture ductile and gray cast iron parts for use in the
automotive and other industries. Four of the six foundries
are located in Wisconsin, and the remai... More...
   $0 (06-22-2017 - WI)

Edward Monroe, et al. v. FTS USA, LLC

Edward Monroe, Fabian Moore, and Timothy Williams brought this Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claim, on behalf of themselves and others similarly situated, against their employers, FTS USA, LLC and its parent company, UniTek USA, LLC. FTS is a cable-television business for which the plaintiffs work or worked as cable technicians. The district court certified the case as an FLSA collective action,... More...   $0 (06-21-2017 - TN)

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN SCHMIDT vs. STATE OF IOWA Robert Nelson murder *Christopher Schmidt convicted, sentenced to LWOP*

Schmidt and the victim, Robert Nelson, were acquaintances. On
Thursday, December 28, 2006, Nelson’s neighbors heard noises around 10:00
p.m. On December 31, an apartment manager opened Nelson’s apartment and
found his dead body. Police learned that Schmidt was an acquaintance of
Nelson, questioned Schmidt and his girlfriend, and learned that Schmidt had
been renting a c... More...
   $0 (06-15-2017 - IA)

Jassmine D. Adams v. Toyota Motor Corporation

On June 10, 2006, Koua Fong Lee was driving his 1996 Toyota Camry on the
interstate. When Lee exited the interstate, the Camry failed to come to a stop and
rear-ended another car waiting at a stoplight, killing three of the other car’s five
passengers and injuring others, including those in Lee’s vehicle. Lee was convicted
of vehicular homicide, but his conviction was vacated after... More...
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STATE OF NEBRASKA V. JAMES DELGADO Nebraska Court of Appeals

In 2007, Delgado was convicted of sexual assault of a minor and a jury trial was held, during which he was represented by William Madelung. Delgado was sentenced to 24 to 36 years’ imprisonment. The district court’s factual background as set forth in its postconviction order states that: Monday, April 9, 2007, was a non-school day at Gering High School. At approximately 8:00 [a.m.] on that day C... More...   $0 (06-09-2017 - NE)

In Re: Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Product Liability Litigation

This case involves allegations that the anti-depressant drug Zoloft, manufactured by Pfizer, causes cardiac birth defects when taken during early pregnancy. In support of their position, plaintiffs, through a Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), depended upon the testimony of Dr. Nicholas Jewell, Ph.D. Dr. Jewell used the “Bradford Hill” criteria1 to analyze existing literature on the causal conn... More...   $0 (06-08-2017 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA — v. — ROSS WILLIAM ULBRICHT, a/k/a DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS, a/k/a SILK ROAD, a/k/a SEALED DEFENDANT 1, a/k/a DPR Judges Question Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence in Silk Road Appeal

In February 2015, a jury convicted Ross William Ulbricht on seven counts
arising from his creation and operation of Silk Road under the username Dread
Pirate Roberts (“DPR”).1 Silk Road was a massive, anonymous criminal marketplace that operated using the Tor Network, which renders Internet traffic
through the Tor browser extremely difficult to trace.2 Silk Road users principally
b... More...
   $0 (06-06-2017 - NY)

Jerry Howard Hendrixson, deceased, and Linda Hendrixson v. Colonial Manor Management Company, LLC and Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Inc.

Tulsa, OK - Jerry Howard Hendrixson, deceased, and Linda Hendrixson v. Colonial Manor Management Company, LLC and Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Inc.

Issue # 1. Issue: WRONGFUL DEATH (DEATH)
Filed By: HENDRIXSON, JERRY HOWARD
Filed Date: 03/28/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: COLONIAL MANOR MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC Disposed: DISMISSED - SETTLED, 05/01/2... More...
   $0 (06-06-2017 - OK)

State of Louisiana v. Peter Haley State of Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit (Shreveport)

On August 24, 2011, William Tuggle, supervising agent at the
Louisiana Department of Corrections Division of Probation and Parole,
received a voicemail message from an anonymous male caller indicating that
Haley had been sending inappropriate text messages of a sexual nature to the
caller’s mother. The caller indicated that the matter was serious enough that
he and his mo... More...
   $0 (05-28-2017 - LA)

David Rowe Ashby v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals For The First District of Texas

The State introduced testimony at trial from the arresting officer, Deputy T.
Gossett. At approximately 7:40 a.m., the Toll Road Dispatch received a call
reporting that a black SUV traveling northbound struck a wall while crossing the
toll bridge over the Ship Channel and continued driving. Deputy Gossett was
already at a nearby toll plaza. According to Deputy Gossett, dispa... More...
   $0 (05-27-2017 - TX)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CORLIOUS C. DYSON AKA CORLIOUS CORALL Opelousas Man Arrested In Alleged Murder On Hummingbird Lane

In the early morning of August 26, 2012, the victim, Clement Amos,
encountered Defendant, Corlious C. Dyson, standing outside a neighbor’s door.
When Mr. Amos questioned Defendant as to what he was doing, Defendant shot
the victim five times. Mr. Amos died as a result of the gunshot wounds.
Defendant was indicted for the August 26, 2012 second degree murder of
Clement Amos. A j... More...
   $0 (05-21-2017 - LA)

State of Oklahoma v. Esther Lee Bales a/k/a Esther Lee Montgomery Kay County Courthouse - Newkirk, Oklahoma

Newkirk, OK - Jury Convicts Woman Four Drowning Death of 4-Year-Old

The State of Oklahoma charged Esther Lee Bales a/k/a Esther Lee Montgomery, age 56, with:

1. MURDER, 2ND DEGREE, AFC 2+ (FEL), in violation of 21 OS 701.8

2. OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE:

3. CHILD NEGLECT AFC OF TWO OR MORE FEL.

The State claimed that Bales was responsible for the drown... More...
   $0 (05-19-2017 - OK)

BRANDON and DANIELLE ANDREW, as Guardians of B. A., a minor child, and individually, as her parents v. ELISA DEPANI-SPARKES, D.O., THE PHYSICIAN GROUP, PLLC, a/k/a OCCO HEALTHCARE NETWORK, and INTEGRIS AMBULATORY CARE CORPORATION d/b/a INTEGRIS FAMILY CARE EDMOND, Defendants, and MERCY HEALTH CENTER, INC., d/b/a MERCY HEALTH CENTER

Plaintiffs filed an action in the District Court alleging defendants' negligence relating to the prenatal care and birth of plaintiffs' child. That court granted summary judgment to defendant Mercy Health Center and plaintiffs appealed. Plaintiffs argue the trial court did not apply a correct standard for causation and failed to recognize the testimony from their expert witnesses. Mercy argues the... More...   $0 (05-18-2017 - )

Brandon Andrew v. Elisa Depani-Sparkes, D.O., et al.

¶1 Plaintiffs filed an action in the District Court alleging defendants' negligence relating to the prenatal care and birth of plaintiffs' child. That court granted summary judgment to defendant Mercy Health Center and plaintiffs appealed. Plaintiffs argue the trial court did not apply a correct standard for causation and failed to recognize the testimony from their expert witnesses. Mercy argues ... More...   $0 (05-16-2017 - OK)

State of Alaska v. Greg Imig and Amy DeWitt

Anchorage, AK - Anchorage Couple Found Not Guilty For Starting Sockeye Fire In 2015

The State of Alaska charged Greg Imig, age 61, and Amy DeWitt, age 43, with burning without a permit, burning without clearing area, uncontrolled spread of fire / Damage to property of another, failure to estingish / leaving fire unattended,criminally negligent burning, to the 2015 wildfire.

The f... More...
   $0 (05-12-2017 - AK)

State of Oklahoma v. Artussee Mitch Fields

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Artussee Mitch Fields with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM2, MANSLAUGHTER - FIRST DEGREE - AUTOMOBILE, in violation of 21 O.S. 711
Date of Offense: 01/25/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
FIELDS, ARTUSSEE MITCH Disposed: CONVICTION, 05/03/2017. Nolo Contendere Plea
Count as Disposed: MANSLAUGHTER - FIRST DEGREE - AUTOMOBI... More...
   $0 (05-09-2017 - OK)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. JOSHUA I. LEE

Defendant‘s charges arose from the burglary of Chad Huth‘s home on
Cameron Boulevard in Gentilly, New Orleans, resulting in Mr. Huth‘s death and
injury to Christopher Wells.

Paul Patin, a friend, testified that at the time of the incident he had been
living with Mr. Huth at Mr. Huth‘s residence. In the early morning hours of April
22, 2010, Mr. Patin was watching tele... More...
   $0 (04-28-2017 - LA)

William C. Milks III v. Alton B. West, Mary C. West, Erickson Inspections, LLC and Toby Horn Exterminating (The 1), LLC

Tulsa, OK - William C. Milks III sued Alton B. West, Mary C. West, Erickson Inspections, LLC and Toby Horn Exterminating The 1), LLC on a Residential Property Condition Disclosure Act (60 O.S. 831) violation theory.

Plaintiff purchased a home from the Wests for $615,000
The property was inspected and found, after certain repairs, to be in good repair.



Issue # 1. ... More...
   $0 (04-24-2017 - OK)

ROGER DENNIS CHURCHILL, JR. vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Following his arrest in Citrus County in July 2013, Churchill was charged
with one count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, one count of
manufacture of methamphetamine, and one count of possession of a listed
chemical. Prior to trial, Churchill filed a motion in limine seeking to exclude
witness testimony about the identity of the substances found at the scene of hi... More...
   $0 (04-14-2017 - FL)

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