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Conservatorship of the Person of S.A., Public Guardian of the County of San Luis Obispo v. S.A., Objector and Appellant

S.A. appeals an order granting the petition of the
Public Guardian of the County of San Luis Obispo (Public
Guardian) for reappointment as the conservator of her person. A
jury found beyond a reasonable doubt that she continues to be
gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder. (Welf. & Inst.
Code,1 § 5000 et seq.; Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS Act).)
S.A. contends... More...
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KEITH BENNETT v. CITY OF TOPEKA

Bennett worked for the City of Topeka (City). On May 19, 2015, he was assigned to work at Heartland Park in Topeka. There, he drove his Ford F-450 over a wooden pedestrian bridge and it collapsed. The back of Bennett's truck fell to the ground below the bridge and the front end of the truck stayed on the bridge.

After the accident, Bennett felt aching in his lower back as well as pain r... More...
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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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OMAR BLANCO vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

Omar Blanco, a prisoner under sentence of death, appeals the circuit court’s
orders summarily denying his fifth motion for postconviction relief, which was
filed under Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.851 and 3.203. We have
jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), Fla. Const.
In 1982, a jury convicted Blanco of first-degree murder and armed burglary.
We affirmed Blanc... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ISRAEL D. LUGO

Israel Lugo appeals his being classified as a sexual predator under the version of
R.C. 2950.09 in effect at the time of the offense. He appeals no other aspect of his convictions
for rape and the unrelated vehicular manslaughter.
{¶2} According to the prosecutor, in 2004, the victim blacked out from her voluntary, but
excessive, consumption of alcohol or drugs. She awoke in ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. TERRANCE TIMMONS, JR.

Appellant was indicted in the underlying cases for drug-related offenses occurring in
August and October 2016. Appellant entered guilty pleas to some of the charges, with the
remaining counts being nolled. He was sentenced to a total aggregate prison term on all three
cases of 14.5 years.
{¶3} In Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-611004-A, appellant pled guilty to the following
c... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- WALTER RENZ

In the summer of 2015, appellant and his girlfriend, Linda Buckner, were the
next-door neighbors of Patsy Hudson, who lived alone at 284 Spring Street in Mansfield,
Ohio. Hudson, then in her early sixties and on disability, was known to rescue and take
care of a large number of cats in or around her house. Her adult son, Lonnie Clevenger,
drove trucks for a living, but he peri... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ROBERT TAYLOR

On October 19, 2016, Taylor was indicted for one count of rape of a person
less than thirteen years of age in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), a felony of the first
degree, and one count of disseminating material that is harmful to juveniles in violation
of R.C. 2907.31(A)(1), a misdemeanor of the first degree. Taylor pled not guilty to the
indicted charges.
{¶ 4} On... More...
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Aaron Clark v. State of Indiana

Clark had an arrangement with Stephanie Harmon to do odd jobs in exchange for permission to live in a small room in the back of a building in Lawrenceburg. In June 2016, Stephanie contacted the doctor of her mother, Brenda Harmon, pretended to be Brenda, and requested a refill of Brenda’s hydrocodone prescription. At Stephanie’s direction, Clark pretended to be Brenda’s son, picked up the p... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - IN)

Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals vs. Deer River Health Care Center and MHA Insurance Co. and Essentia Health-Deer River and Berkley Risk Administrators Co. and Midwest Spine & Brain Institute and Essentia Health

Respondent Janet Hufnagel filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2015 for work
related aggravations to a low-back condition that resulted from an admitted work-related
injury in 2009. At all relevant times, Hufnagel worked at the same job, performing the
same duties, at the same physical location. But between the 2009 injury and the later
aggravations sustained in 2014 and 201... More...
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Gary Clark v. Robert Colbert

This case involves an encounter between law enforcement and a
schizophrenic individual suffering a psychotic episode. Officers from the
Wagoner County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from Gary Clark’s
brother, who was having troubling restraining him. The Sheriff’s Department, in
turn, requested help from the neighboring Broken Arrow Police Department. The
Broken Arrow... More...
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State of Iowa v. Wyatt K. Slinker

A man claimed Wyatt Slinker owed him money. Slinker told the man to get
out of his face, swung at him, and hit him. The man fell to the ground and
eventually died.
The State charged Slinker with involuntary manslaughter and assault
causing serious injury. See Iowa Code §§ 707.5(1)(a), 708.2(4) (2017). Slinker
pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and the State di... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- BRANDON G. EDMONDS

On February 12, 2016, Defendant-Appellant Brandon G. Edmonds and co defendants went to the home of H.O. located in Newark, Ohio. Edmonds knocked on the door and when H.O. opened the door, Edmonds and the co-defendants rushed in. Edmonds brandished a gun at H.O. and other occupants of the house in an effort to steal drugs or money. A struggle ensued between H.O. and Edmonds, during which Edmonds... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. GEORGE FISHER

In January 2016, the Jackson County Grand Jury returned an indictment
charging Fisher with one count of possession of heroin in an amount equal to or
exceeding 250 grams in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), and a major-drug-offender
specification. Fisher, who retained private counsel, entered a plea of not guilty to the
charge. The trial court released Fisher on his own recogniz... More...
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Keysha Keyyor Tugler v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas

At a convenience store at 1:20 a.m. on June 18, 2016, a night manager had just finished
with a transaction involving a female customer. A delivery driver was also present making a
delivery. At that moment, two individuals ran into the store brandishing guns. Both gunmen had
their faces covered, one with black-and-white fabric and the other with a mask. The assailants
took t... More...
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Anthony Kaminski v. Nancy A. Berryhill (Commissioner, Social Security Administration) Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

In 2000, Anthony Kaminski fell
down a flight of stairs, suffering a head wound that caused a
traumatic brain injury and a seizure disorder. Thirteen years
later, he applied under the Social Security Act for disability
insurance benefits and supplemental security income. The Social
Security Administration denied his applications, and the
district court upheld the denial. Kam... More...
   $0 (07-17-2018 - IN)

Joshua Vasquez and Miguel Cardona v. Kimberly M. Foxx Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Joshua Vasquez and Miguel Cardona are convicted child sex offenders who live in Chicago and are required to register as sex offenders and comply with state restrictions on where they may live. For example, a child sex offender may not knowingly live within 500 feet of
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a school, playground, or child-care center. 720 ILL. COMP. STAT. 5/11-9.3(b-5), (b-10). A few years after Vas... More...
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In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of CHARLES D. KEARNEY

We will begin by summarizing Kearney's adult criminal history. In the summer of 2000, when Kearney was 18 years old, he attempted to make an illegal gun sale, but things did not go as planned. The purchaser tried to steal the gun from Kearney and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the gun went off, killing the purchaser. Kearney pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

IN RE: ESTATE OF JERRY WEST, Deceased, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Estate of
Jerry West, a Vietnam veteran, dispute whether certain benefits owed to West at the time of his
death should be paid to the Estate. The district court remanded that dispute to Kentucky probate
court, but the government contends the dispute can be litigated only pursuant to the procedure set
forth in the Veterans’ Judicial Review ... More...
   $0 (07-16-2018 - KY)

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

Tom Donovan Nicolos v. North Slope Borough North Slope Borough of Alaska

The North Slope Borough discharged employee Tom Donovan Nicolos after he made statements that Borough employees interpreted as threats. Nicolos appeals from the superior court’s order approving the Borough Personnel Board’s decision affirming his discharge. He claims that his statements did not constitute threats or other
misconduct under the Borough’s personnel rules and that the Borough fail... More...
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Carl Lewis Burns vs State of Florida

Appellant admitted in his recorded pre-trial confession, and at trial, that he was aware that the victim had been sexually abused previously by two separate men including her biological father, giving rise to legal proceedings culminating in her adoption into Appellant’s family. The victim testified that after Appellant and his wife adopted her, Appellant raped her two or three times a week for ov... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Roy Lee Branner

In case number 13716, the Defendant was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, and one count of violation of the implied consent statute. In case number 13717, he was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of evading arrest, one count o... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - TROY D. RHYMER

On June 17, 2015, the Butler County Grand Jury returned an indictment
charging Rhymer with single counts of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and
criminal damaging or endangering. Approximately one month later, Rhymer pled guilty to
improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle charge in exchange for dismissal of the
criminal damaging or endangering charge. ... More...
   $0 (07-14-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Andres Avelino Anduaga Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Mexican National Sentenced to Prison for Impersonating American Citizen and Stealing Government Benefits for Decades

Andres Avelino Anduaga was sentenced on July 13, 2018 to 37 months in federal prison for stealing over $350,000 in government benefits from federal, state and local agencies while impersonating an American citizen for over 30 years. Anduaga was also ordered... More...
   $0 (07-13-2018 - CA)

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