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Today's Fresh Start Charter School v. Inglewood Unified School District

Under the Education Code, in order to add a new charter
location, an established charter school must obtain approval in
the form of a material revision from the authority that granted
its charter. (Ed. Code, § 47605, subd. (a)(4).)1 Today’s Fresh
Start Charter School (Today’s Fresh Start), the appellant in this
appeal, sought both this approval and renewal of its charter in
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   $0 (02-07-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Deangelo Anderson Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

On September 23, 2014, a grand jury
returned a five-count indictment against Deangelo Anderson,
charging him in counts one and two with armed robbery of a
bank and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of
violence (i.e. the bank robbery), and in counts three, four and
2 No. 16-3112
five with unlawful possession of a firearm as a felon, possession
of crack coca... More...
   $0 (02-07-2018 - WI)

Marina Pacifica Homeowners Association v. Southern California Financial Corporation

Both plaintiff and defendant appeal from a postjudgment
order concluding neither of them was the prevailing party in
litigation over an assignment fee, and consequently neither of
them was entitled to attorney fees under Civil Code section 1717
(section 1717) or to costs under Code of Civil Procedure
section 1032 (section 1032). We affirm the trial court’s order.
FACTS
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   $0 (02-06-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Donald Ray Hobgood Eastern District of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, TN - Federal Jury Returns Guilty Verdict for Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

On January 31, 2018, following a trial in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga before the Honorable Travis R. McDonough, U.S. District Judge, a jury convicted Donald Ray Hobgood, 31, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, of three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
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   $0 (02-06-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Monique Ellis Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Antioch, Tennessee Woman Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Stolen ID Refund Fraud

An Antioch, Tennessee, woman was sentenced on January 29, 2018 to six years in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice D... More...
   $0 (02-06-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Talman Harri Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Talman Harris appeals his criminal convictions and sentences,
arguing that the district court erred by: (1) barring Harris from impeaching a government
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No. 17-3087 United States v. Harris Page 2
witness; (2) admitting government summary evidence; (3) giving an inaccurate jury instruction
with regard to a stockbroker’s fiduciary duties; and (4) failing to investigate potential... More...
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Steven Mora v. Webcor Construction, L.P.

California Labor Code section 226, subdivision (a) (Section 226(a)), requires
employers to provide employees wage statements itemizing, among other things, all
wages earned, including the hours worked and applicable rates of pay. Plaintiff and
appellant Steven Mora (appellant) contends defendant and respondent Webcor
Construction, L.P. (respondent) violated Section 226(a) by faili... More...
   $0 (02-06-2018 - CA)

Charles J. Trois v. Apple Tree Auction Center, Inc.; Samuel Schnaidt Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

This appeal presents issues of personal jurisdiction and venue. A Texas citizen sued Ohio citizens in a Texas court based on two distinct claims: first, breach of a contract executed and performed in Ohio; and second, fraudulent misrepresentation made during a conference call from Ohio to Texas. The question thus before us is whether the Texas court may properly assert personal jurisdiction over t... More...   $0 (02-05-2018 - TX)

Captain Manjit Sangha v. Navig8 Shipmanagement Private Limited Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Plaintiff-Appellant Captain Manjit Sangha (“Cpt. Sangha”) challenges both the district court’s grant of Defendant-Appellee Navig8 Ship Management Private Limited’s (“Navig8”) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and for forum non conveniens, and the denial of his motion to remand. We conclude that the district court did not err in dismissing Cpt. Sangha’s claims and therefore AFFIRM... More...   $0 (02-05-2018 - TX)

Dana Jennifer Engstrom v. James McCarthy

¶1 Dana Engstrom (“Mother”) and James McCarthy (“Father”)
both challenge the parenting time and legal decision-making terms of the
decree dissolving their marriage. Because we find their Arizona Rule of
Family Law Procedure (“Rule”) 69 agreement binding and no explanation
in the record for any modification, we vacate the legal decision-making and
parenting time orders and reman... More...
   $0 (02-05-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Omar Dupraz Crittington Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

Omar Dupraz Crittington appeals from the district court’s judgment revoking his supervised release and imposing a 7-month prison term and 1-year term of supervised release. He contends that his due process rights were violated because the district court failed to ensure he made a knowing and voluntary admission to violating the terms of his supervised release and waiver of his rights under Fed. R.... More...   $0 (02-04-2018 - NC)

John Lane v. Joan Bell

To prevail in a malicious prosecution action under California law, a malicious
prosecution plaintiff (the defendant in the underlying action) must show that (1) the
plaintiff in the underlying action pursued a claim with subjective malice, (2) the claim
was brought without objective probable cause, and (3) the underlying action was
terminated on the merits in favor of the defendant... More...
   $0 (02-04-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Glow Industries, Inc. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angles, CA - National Retailer Sentenced for Shipping Hazardous Materials Without Required Labeling

Glow Industries, Inc., a tobacco related product distributor headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, was sentenced on Monday in United States District Court after pleading guilty to a felony violation for shipping hazardous materials in packaging that did not display a required hazardous ma... More...
   $0 (02-03-2018 - CA)

Juan Gonzales v. Wayne Bill Lew

Code of Civil Procedure section 9981 is a cost-shifting
statute designed to encourage parties to settle their lawsuits
prior to trial by punishing a party that refuses a reasonable
settlement offer. In order to trigger section 998, a settlement offer
must be clear, in that it must allow the party receiving the offer
to evaluate whether the party making the offer is likely to ob... More...
   $0 (02-03-2018 - CA)

Rashad B. Swanigan v. City of Chicago Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

While on the lookout for a serial
bank robber, Chicago police officers misidentified Rashad
Swanigan as the perpetrator, arrested him, and detained him
for approximately 51 hours without a probable-cause hearing.
He was released when the state prosecutor decided not
to press charges, and police later found the true culprit.
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Swanigan sued the officers invol... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Wesley C. Harrison Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Wesley Harrison with:


Count # 1. Count as Filed: RAPE, RAPE BY INSTRUMENTATION, in violation of 21 O.S. 1114 A 6
Date of Offense: 12/25/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
HARRISON, WESLEY C Disposed: CONVICTION, 02/01/2018. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: RAPE BY INSTRUMENTATION(RAPE)
Violation of 21 O.S. 1114 A 6... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Tigano, III Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

2 On July 8, 2008, Joseph Tigano, III and his father, Joseph Tigano, Sr., were
3 arrested on charges related to a marijuana growing enterprise allegedly operated
4 by the two men. When Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) task force
5 members executed a search warrant at the Tiganos’ residence on the morning of
6 the arrest, they discovered over 1,400 marijuana plants. On Octobe... More...
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Anthony Knight v. State University of New York at Stony Brook Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Plaintiff Anthony Knight, an African‐American electrician, sued Defendant
State University of New York at Stony Brook (“Stony Brook”) for discrimination
and retaliation, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C.
3
§ 2000e et seq., when it terminated Knight’s employment after he reported racist
graffiti in a bathroom located at his worksite. At t... More...
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Lori Franchina v. City of Providence District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Sticks and stones may break
some bones, but harassment can hurt forever. "Cunt," "bitch,"
"lesbo": all are but a smattering of the vile verbal assaults the
plaintiff in this gender discrimination case, Lori Franchina, a
former lieutenant firefighter, was regularly subjected to by
members of the Providence Fire Department ("the Department"). She
was also spit on, shoved, and... More...
   $0 (02-01-2018 - RI)

Nutrition Distribution, LLC v. Southern Sarms, Inc.

Code of Civil Procedure section 128.51
authorizes a trial
court to award sanctions for bad faith actions or tactics that are
frivolous or solely intended to cause delay. Pursuant to former
subdivision (f) of section 128.5, effective from January 1, 2015
until amended by urgency legislation enacted August 7, 2017
(former subdivision (f)), any such sanctions had to be imposed... More...
   $0 (02-01-2018 - CA)

Douglas Ossanna v. Nike, Inc. Oregon Supreme Court Building - Eugene, Oregon

Plaintiff is a licensed electrician who previously
worked for defendant, Nike, Inc., in its maintenance department.
Defendant fired plaintiff after he used one of defendant’s
on-site basketball courts at a prohibited time. In
response, plaintiff sued defendant for, among other things,
statutory safety complaint and whistleblower retaliation.
Plaintiff alleged that defendant... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. William Tooley Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Georgia

Columbus, GA - Columbus Man Sentenced For Receiving Child Pornography

William Tooley, 53, of Columbus, Georgia, entered a plea on January 29, 2018 to receipt of child pornography. Mr. Tooley entered his plea of guilty before the Honorable Clay D. Land of the United States District Court in Columbus, Georgia, who imposed a sentence of 360 months imprisonment (30 years). Mr. Tooley will a... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - GA)

United States of America v. Gerald Barber Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama

Selma, AL - Marengo County Resident Convicted at Selma Trial in Crack Cocaine Case

A federal jury in Selma, Alabama found Gerald Barber, 40, a resident of Marengo County, Alabama, guilty of two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Chief United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose presided over the trial, which started on January 23, 2018 and ended the following... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - AL)

United States of America v. Brandon Royce Phillips Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Panama City, Florida

Panama City, FL - Jury Convicts Panama City Beach Man of Online Child Exploitation Offenses

After a one and a half day trial, Brandon Royce Phillips, 34, of Panama City Beach, was convicted on January 23, 20118 in the U.S. District Court in Panama City of production, receipt, and possession of child pornography. The verdict was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney ... More...
   $0 (01-31-2018 - FL)

James Smith, Sr. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

This is an Engle progeny case1 brought by plaintiff James Smith, Sr. against defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (“Defendant”) to recover damages based on the death of his wife, Wanette Smith, from tobacco-related diseases caused by Mrs. Smith’s decades-long history of smoking Defendant’s cigarettes. We face only one issue:2 whether the district court should have reduced the jury’s compensatory da... More...   $0 (01-31-2018 - FL)

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