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Estate of Rebecca Zahau v. Adam Shacknai

San Diego, CA - The family and estate of Rebecca Zahau sued Adam Shacknai on a assault and battery wrongful death theory claiming that he was responsible for the death of Ms. Zahau at the Coronado mansion where she hanged herself in 2011.

The Plaintiffs' claimed that Shacknai sexually assaulted Zahau, hit her over the head four times and hung her nud body from a courtyard balcony staging ... More...
   $5000000 (04-04-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MAR’YO D. LINDSEY JR.

On December 15, 2016, at 7:49 p.m., Waterloo dispatch received a 911 call
indicating gunshots were fired at a location in west Waterloo. When local police
responded to the call, they found a residence that had been shot twelve to
fourteen1 times. Officers made contact with the resident of the home, Christine
Williams, and her two children. Williams’s nine-year-old son had be... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JUSTIN MICHAEL STICKROD Sex Offender

Justin Stickrod appeals from his convictions of first-degree sexual abuse,
in violation of Iowa Code sections 709.1 and .2 (2016), and child endangerment,
in violation of section 726.6(1)(a), (3), and (5). He contends his trial attorneys
were ineffective in several respects.
Our review of constitutional issues, such as claims of ineffective
assistance of counsel, is de n... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - IA)

RONNIE BRUCE MARTINEZ V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On October 22, 2015, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department arrived at Danny
Myers’s place of business in response to a report of shots fired with an active shooter on
scene. Deputy Matt Bennett testified that when he initially pulled up, Martinez was
holding a weapon. Bennett explained that as he pulled up to stop Martinez, Martinez threw
the gun down and fell to the ground. Co... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

ANNE O’HARA BYNUM V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

There are no factual disputes. In early 2015, Bynum, a 37-year-old divorced woman
living with her mother, stepfather, brother, and four-year-old son, T.B., outside of
Monticello, discovered she was pregnant. She believed her mother would not allow her
and T.B. to continue living in her home if her mother learned Bynum was pregnant;
therefore, Bynum did not tell her mother abo... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

DUAN HARRIS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

Appellant Duan Harris was convicted in a jury trial of rape, aggravated assault, and
interference with emergency communication. The victim was Mia Colley. For these
offenses, Mr. Harris was sentenced to ten years in prison.
Mr. Harris now appeals, raising two arguments for reversal. First, he argues that the
trial court erred in allowing Lakeisha Harris to testify about an ... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - AR)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAMES K. KAHLER

A recitation of some family history preceding the murders is necessary to put Kahler's crimes in context. In 2008, the Kahler family—husband, Kahler; wife, Karen; teenage daughters, Emily and Lauren; and 9-year-old son, Sean—was living in Weatherford, Texas. Kahler was the director of the public utilities department, and Karen was a personal trainer. Both adults had successful careers. Acquaintanc... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - KS)

STATE OF OHIO vs. ADAM COLE HUDSON

On December 2, 2016, a Pickaway County Grand Jury returned an indictment that
charged appellant with (1) one count of murder, in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), an unspecified
felony, for causing the death of Thomas Mead, and (2) one count of burglary, in violation of R.C.
2911.12(A)(1), a second-degree felony. Appellant entered not guilty pleas.
{¶ 4} On January 25, 2017, ap... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DWAYNE C. DAWSON

In June 2016, the Pickaway County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging
Dawson with one count of involuntary manslaughter, in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A), a felony
of the first degree, and one count of trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C.
2925.03(A)(1)/(C)(6)(a), a felony of the fifth degree. In August 2016, Dawson pleaded not guilty
at his arraignment.
{¶4} ... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - OH)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. JOSEPH BOWENS

Defendant was charged with the above crimes for his alleged involvement in the shooting
death and robbery of Scott Knopfel (“Victim”) that took place on January 15, 2015. The crimes
occurred at the Drury Inn hotel located near Interstate 44 and Hampton Avenue in the City of St.
Louis (“the Drury Inn” or “the hotel”). Defendant was represented by a public defender from
shortly... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - MO)

Chris Beason Taffner V. State of Arkansas Arkansas Supreme Court

Taffner and his wife were adoptive parents to AT, BT, KT, JT, and NT, five children who came into the Taffner home through the foster-care system. Taffner and his wife also periodically fostered other children. The couple fostered MG from October 2014 to December 2014. In December 2014, BT overdosed on Oxycontin, which was provided to her by MG. MG was sent to a drug-treatment facility, and wh... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - AR)

State of Louisiana in the Interest of N.B., I.B., and P.B. Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit

Hammond is the mother of three minor children, N.B., age 9 years;
I.B., age 6 years; and P.B., age 3 years.1 On July 3, 2015, deputies with the
Ouachita Sheriff’s Department arrived at the home of Russell Flowers
(“Flowers”) in response to a 911 call concerning a drowning. Upon their
arrival, deputies discovered the unresponsive body of Hammond’s five-year-
old daughter, ... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - LA)

Billy Ryan Looney v. Sheila D. Moore, et al. Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Through their parents, Plaintiffs DreShan Collins, Christian Lewis, and Jaylen Malone brought claims against Defendants for harms allegedly visited on Plaintiffs when the latter were enrolled in a clinical study while being treated for health issues accompanying their premature births. Defendants fall into three groups: (1) Dr. Carlo, the physician who designed and ran the study; (2) Internal Revi... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - AL)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. KYVONTE LATRELL EAGLIN

The defendant, Kyvonte Latrell Eaglin, attended a party at the American
Legion Hall in Jennings on August 8, 2015. An altercation broke out, and a group
moved outside. The defendant went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun. Shots from
one or more firearms were fired, and the victim, Jawon Lennette, was killed.
The defendant was indicted for second degree murder, a violation o... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - LA)

Ralph Alfred Friesenhahn v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with felony DWI. See id. §§ 49.04(a),
49.09(b)(2). Section 49.04 of the Penal Code, the DWI statute, provides that “[a] person commits
an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.” See id.
§ 49.04(a); see also id. § 49.04(a) (elevating offense to third degree felony if defendant has been
convicted ... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - TX)

Estate of Lavandis Hudson v. Lutheran Social Services Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Jury Awards $45 Million In Damages To Estate of Child Beaten To Death In 2011

The Estate of Lavandis Hudson sued Lutheran Social Services on a negligence theory claiming that it failed to exercise due care when it gave him to his mother, Marles Blackman, who has been charged with first-degree murder for killing him. ... More...
   $45000000 (03-30-2018 - IL)

Lane Walker Waldron v. The State of Texas

As set out above, Waldron was charged with capital murder for the death of S.F.’s
unborn daughter. According to the undisputed evidence presented at trial, Waldron and S.F. were
romantically involved and were living together at the time of the offense, and S.F. was pregnant with
Waldron’s twin children. One of the twins was male, and the other was female. On the day after
the of... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - TX)

Metlife Life and Annuity Company v. Connecticut v. Uzo Akpele, J.E.A., et al. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Plaintiff MetLife Life and Annuity Co. of Connecticut (“MetLife”) initiated this interpleader action under Rule 22 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and sought to pay into the registry of the district court the proceeds of an insurance policy on the life of Dr. Ignatius Akpele, deceased. The defendants named by MetLife were Uzo Akpele (the widow of Dr. Akpele), J.E.A. (a minor child of Dr. A... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - GA)

Phyllis N. Gregory v. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, L.L.C. District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Wichita, Kansas

This appeal involves an award of summary judgment to the defendant
on claims involving premises liability. For these claims, the defendant had
only limited duties for dangers that are considered “open and obvious.”
This limitation lies at the center of this appeal: The victim was killed by
cattle, and the danger from cattle is ordinarily open and obvious. Here,
though, the catt... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. RONALD E. HESKETT

The facts of this case were disputed at trial—except for one important fact. Both parties agreed that on September 12, 2014, Heskett purposely killed Moulton. The State's theory: Heskett murdered Moulton to cover up the fact that Heskett stole Moulton's money. The defense theory: Heskett ended Moulton's life at Moulton's suicidal insistence.

Moulton, who was 65 years old at the time ... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - KS)

Christopher Bell, as Special Administrator for the Estate of Cash Bell, et al. v. Grow With Me Childcare & Preschool LL C Nebraska Supreme Court

This is a tort action brought to recover damages resulting
from the tragic death of an infant who was abused by his
nanny. The parents and special administrator for the infant’s
estate sued the nanny for battery, and also sued two childcare
centers where the nanny had worked previously, alleging the
BELL v. GROW WITH ME CHILDCARE & PRESCHOOL
Cite as 299 Neb. 136
childca... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - NE)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. BRADLEY DAVIS QUIST

On the night of May 30, 2015, Quist was drinking with his selfdescribed best friend, Ron Witchey, at a bar in Aberdeen. Quist was 55 and Witchey was 61 years of age. Both men consumed several drinks, and although Quist paid for many of them, Witchey ran out of money and asked Quist for a loan. Quist was frustrated with Witchey’s failure to repay a prior loan, and Witchey’s additional request an... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - )

Sergei Isaac Scot Carlson v. State of North Dakota

Sergei Carlson was born in Russia and claims he was raised by an abusive and alcoholic father. When Carlson was five and a half years old he was dropped off at a Russian orphanage, where he allegedly suffered mental, physical, and sexual abuse. Carlson was adopted by an American family. Carlson indicates his adoptive father was abusive and Carlson suffered from social isolation and an addiction to... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - ND)

State of Wisconsin v. Daniel J. H. Bartelt

This case arises from two crimes committed in July
2013. On July 12, 2013, M.R. was assaulted by a male suspect
with a knife while walking her dog in Richfield Historical Park
in the Village of Richfield. M.R. was tackled to the ground and
suffered several knife wounds before disarming the suspect, who
fled the scene in a blue Dodge Caravan. Three days later, on
Ju... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - WI)

Pharrell Williams v. Frankie Christian Gaye Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

After a seven-day trial and two days of deliberation, a jury found that Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and Clifford Harris, Jr.’s song “Blurred Lines,” the world’s best-selling single in 2013, infringed Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye, and Marvin Gaye III’s copyright in Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit song “Got To Give It Up.” Three consolidated appeals followed.

Appellants and Cross-A... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - CA)

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