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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA –v.– MERLIN ALSTON

Alston worked as a New York City police officer from 2006 until his arrest in July 2   2015. A few years into his law enforcement career, however, he began serving as an 3   armed driver for his childhood friend, Gabriel Reyes, who sold marijuana, cocaine, and 4   MDMA. Alston knew that Reyes was dealing drugs, but he never reported Reyes to 5   authorities or encouraged Reyes to stop. To the cont... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v.- RAYMOND BAKER

As relevant here, Baker was charged on November 5, 2015 in a single count superseding indictment with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing heroin. The evidence presented at his trial established that between January and mid-June 2015, in Albany and Schenectady Counties, New York, Baker participated in this consp... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES v. VALENTÍN VALDÉS-AYALA

To understand how Valdés exploited the bankruptcy and child support administration systems, it will help to understand the ways in which these systems have been designed to work. We use the testimony the jury heard at trial to paint the backdrop against which Valdés operated his businesses. The jury trial included testimony from a varied cast of 34 witnesses culminating with Valdés, himself... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - PR)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. NEMIAH ALLAN

This appeal is the companion case to State v. Evans, 329 Conn. , A.3d (2018), which we also decide today. The defendant, Nemiah Allan,1 appeals2 from the judgment of the trial court denying his motion to correct an illegal sentence. On appeal, the defendant claims that we should overrule State v. Ray, 290 Conn. 602, 966 A.2d 148 (2009), in which we interpreted General Statutes (Rev. to 2009) § 21... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - CT)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. ALRICK A. EVANS

The principal issue in this appeal is whether our decision in State v. Ray, 290 Conn. 602, 966 A.2d 148 (2009), which would require the defendant in the present case, Alrick A. Evans, to prove drug dependency as an affirmative defense to a charge under General Statutes (Rev. to 2011) § 21a-278 (b),1 remains good law in light of (1) the subsequent decision of the United States Supreme Court in All... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - CT)

Andrew C. Cruse, Jr. a/k/a Andrew Clinton Cruse, Jr. a/k/a Andrew Clinton Cruse a/k/a Andrew C. Cruse a/k/a Andrew Cruse a/k/a Sparky a/k/a Clint v. State of Mississippi

On February 23, 2015, Tina Ivy was spotted naked running from a nearby wooded
area1 to a Lowe’s parking lot in Gulfport, Mississippi. Ivy was naked, her head was covered
in blood, and her arms were bound behind her back with duct tape and zip ties. Witnesses
at trial testified that Ivy stated that she had been held against her will in a tent and raped. Ivy
also stated that Cruse... More...
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Keith Bernard Mack v. State of Oklahoma MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

¶1 Keith Bernard Mack was tried by jury and convicted of First Degree Murder in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 701.7(A), in the District Court of Tulsa County, Case No. CF-2014-1754. In accordance with the jury's recommendation the Honorable James M. Caputo sentenced Mack to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Mack appeals from this conviction and sentence, and raises four propositio... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - OK)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. JOY J. JEFFERSON, a/k/a JOY J. JEFFESON

Defendant appeals from her convictions, after a jury trial, of second-degree aggravated assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(1); NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISION This opinion shall not "constitute precedent or be binding upon any court." Although it is posted on the internet, this opinion is binding only on the parties in the case and its use in other cases is limited... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. KEITH HARRIS

In the fall of 2013, defendant began work as a civilian institutional trade instructor at NJSP. He trained and monitored inmates in food preparation. Roughly eight months before he started, the Department of Corrections banned tobacco from the State's prison system. A black market emerged, as inmates were willing to pay a premium to obtain tobacco products.

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GALANTE ROMAR PHILLIPS vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

This case is before the Court on appeal from an order granting in part and
denying in part a motion to vacate a judgment of conviction of first-degree murder
and a sentence of death under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851.1 We
hereby dismiss this appeal because the guilt phase issues were waived since they
were not briefed by Phillips, and the penalty phase issues were ... More...
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Jason Springer v. Cleveland Clinic; Employee Health Plan Total Care Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Sometimes it’s easier to seek forgiveness than permission. Jason Springer hoped as much when he arranged air ambulance transportation for his son before his employee benefit plan could verify his membership and authorize the service. But the plan administrator denied Springer’s claim for coverage because he did not obtain the precertification required for nonemergency transportation. The district ... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - OH)

Derek Waskul; Cory Schneider; Kevin Wiesner; Washtenaw Asociation for Community Advocacy v. Washtenaw Country Community Mental Health, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

An association generally has standing if “at least one of [its] members would have standing to sue on his own.” United Food & Commercial Workers v. Brown, 517 U.S. 544, 554–55 (1996) (citing Warth v. Seldin, 422 U.S. 490, 511 (1975)). In this interlocutory appeal, the Washtenaw Association for Community Advocacy identifies at least one named member who appears to have suffered an initial deprivati... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - MI)

Shameka Winslett v. 1811 27th Avenue, LLC

Shameka Winslett filed a complaint asserting various claims against her former
landlord Yugal Sagi and his LLC after he failed to make repairs to her apartment and filed
an unlawful detainer action against her. Sagi responded by filing an anti-SLAPP motion to
strike three of these claims, for retaliation and retaliatory eviction under Civil Code section
1942.5,1
former subdivis... More...
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State of Tennessee v. William Shannon Gresham

The victim, who will be identified by her initials K.B., was 11 years old at the time of trial. She testified that Defendant was her stepfather. She testified about an incident that happened when she was eight years old. She was visiting Defendant at the home of Defendant’s mother, whom she referred to as “Gamma Lissa.” K.B. testified that Defendant took video of her doing tumbling and gymnasti... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. A.B. PRICE, JR. and VICTOR TYRONE SIMS1

There is no dispute as to the facts or circumstances that give rise to this appeal. The record shows that when the Defendants initially attempted to enter their guilty pleas, the trial court refused to accept their negotiated plea agreements and “expressed reservations” as to whether the court could accept them because they would be subject to the PSA. The trial court urged the parties to “consi... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

Daetrus Pilate v. State of Tennessee

Petitioner was convicted in Case No. 12-01054 (“the assault case”) of aggravated assault by use of a deadly weapon and evading arrest in a motor vehicle creating a high risk of death or injury. Several Shelby County Sheriff Department Officers were attempting to arrest Petitioner after he was indicted in Case No. 11-05220. They located
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Petitioner and his eighteen-year-... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - ZACHARY HARRIS

Defendant-appellant, Zachary Harris, appeals his convictions in the Butler County Court of Common Pleas after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated murder. {¶ 2} Harris was part of a three-person team that killed Orlando Gilbert and Todd Berus. The three individuals were hired to retaliate against Gilbert for a shooting that took place several days earlier. On the day of the incident, ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - MICHAEL D. FOWLER

On November 22, 2016, the Portage County Grand Jury indicted appellant
on ten counts of Rape, first-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b) and
(B) and R.C. 2971.03 (Counts 1-10); and eleven counts of Gross Sexual Imposition,
third-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2907.05(A)(4) and (C)(2) (Counts 11-21).
Counts 1 through 20 pertained to conduct that took pl... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - JAVONTE R. LACY,

On March 1, 2017, the Ashtabula County Grand Jury indicted Lacy on two counts of Trafficking in Heroin, felonies of the second degree in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1) and (C)(6)(e). {¶3} On March 13, 2017, William P. Bobulsky entered an appearance as attorney for Lacy.

{¶4} Between November 6 and 8, 2017, the case was tried to a jury which found Lacy guilty of both counts of Traf... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DAVID MARTIN

On September 11, 2014, Martin was found guilty of the following: Aggravated Murder with specifications of Aggravating Circumstances and a Firearm Specification in violation of R.C. 2903.01(A) and (F), R.C. 2941.14(C), R.C. 2929.04(A)(5) and (7), and R.C. 2941.145 (Count Two); Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm Specification in violation of R.C. 2923.02(A) and (E)(1), R.C. 2903.01(B) a... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - DION LAMARR JACKSON, SR.

On February 10, 2017, the Lake County Grand Jury issued an Indictment, charging Jackson with Aggravated Robbery (Counts One and Five), felonies of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1); Kidnapping (Counts Two and Three), felonies of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2905.01(A)(2); and Robbery (Counts Four and Six), felonies of the second degree, in violation of R.C. 2911.02... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - OH)

Eden Gonzalez Has v. Fhodyco Productions

After crossing the finish line at the 2011 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half
Marathon, Peter Hass (Hass) tragically suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed, and died.
Hass’s wife, Eden Hass, and his two minor children (collectively, the Hass Family)
consequently filed this wrongful death action, alleging that numerous race-affiliated
individuals and entities—including event organiz... More...
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State of Ohio v. NAKYIA DELSHAWN PARKER

On October 12, 2013, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Warren City Police Department received a call concerning multiple gunshots in the vicinity of Southern Boulevard on the city’s northwest side. Multiple police officers were dispatched, including Sergeant Greg Coleman of the Emergency Services Division and Patrolman Trevor Sumption. {¶3} As the officers arrived at a Southern Boulevard addre... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Reginald L. Greene

On August 15, 2005, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Greene for failure to pay court-ordered child support to his child, B. S., for 26 accumulated weeks of a 2-year period. (Aug. 15, 2005 Indictment 05CR-5445.) He pled guilty to that offense on February 13, 2006. (Feb. 13, 2006 Plea Tr. 05CR-5445, filed Nov. 17, 2017; Feb. 13, 2006 Plea Form 05CR-5445.) However, due to circumstances not ... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Londale J. Campbell

Columbus Division of Police Officer Kevin George testified at the suppression hearing that he is a 17-year veteran of the Columbus Police Department ("CPD"), and he has spent the last six years on a Community Response Team conducting foot and vehicle patrol duties throughout the various police precincts in the Columbus area. At No. 17AP-713 2 approximately 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2014, G... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

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