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Rose Anwar v. DOW Chemical Company, Meglobal International PZE; Ramesh Ramachandran Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rose Anwar appeals the district court’s dismissal of her claims and argues that the district court erred in granting a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and a motion for summary judgment to Defendants-Appellees MEG
International and The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) respectively. Anwar also argues that
the district court erred in denying her request for additional discover... More...
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Margaret Faye Litchfield v. The State of Texas The widow of a Coryell County man who was murdered in January 1999 has been charged with murder.

The bloody and lifeless body of Raymond Litchfield was found in his Copperas County1
home in 1999. In an attempt to find his murderer, investigators interviewed his widow, Margaret
Faye Litchfield, along with family, friends, and neighbors. Due to the initial lack of evidence
pointing to a particular person as perpetrator, the investigation of Raymond’s death was declared
a c... More...
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Kurnicus Hayes v. The State of Texas KURNICUS HAYES registered Sex Offender in GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75052

The indictment in this case alleged that in approximately July 2005, appellant, “with the
intent to arouse and gratify [his] sexual desire,” caused the complainant, E.P., a child younger
than seventeen years of age, “to engage in sexual contact by causing the hand of said
complainant to contact [appellant’s] genitals.” During opening statements at trial, counsel for
appellant s... More...
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City of Fontana v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, City of Ontario, Real Parties in Interest

If a municipality imposes a sales tax, the State Board of Equalization (Board or
BOE) has the statutory authority to collect and then remit the tax back to the
municipality. But what if more than one municipality claim that the taxable sale occurred
within its jurisdiction? Included in the Board’s authority is the power to determine where
sales of personal property occur, and the c... More...
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Stansbury was common-law married to Nichole Stobaugh, and they were together from 2007 through 2013. Two children were born of their marriage—Lily and Jayden. Stansbury and Stobaugh were divorced in 2013; afterwards, they shared joint legal custody of their children.

At Stobaugh's request, on December 17, 2015, the district court entered a protection from stalking order that was to rem... More...
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Maria G. Garcia v. Gilbert Escobar

“A ‘juvenile court’ is a superior court exercising limited
jurisdiction arising under juvenile law.” (In re Chantal S. (1996)
13 Cal.4th 196, 200.) “ ‘[F]amily court’ refers to the activities of
one or more superior court judicial officers who handle litigation
arising under the Family Code. It is not a separate court with
special jurisdiction, but is instead the superior court... More...
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Paul Lorson v. Debra Lorson Summit County Courthouse - Akron, Ohio

{¶1} Paul Lorson appeals a decree of divorce entered by the Summit County Court of
Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division. For the following reasons, this Court affirms.
{¶2} Paul and Debra Lorson married in 2012 and divorced in 2017. During their
divorce proceedings, the Lorsons agreed on the division of most of their property, but they
proceeded to trial on a couple of ... More...
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Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization v. Peter S. Chang and Katherine M. Chang Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case involves the attempted enforcement of a deed restriction against building more than a single one-car or two-car garage on a property located in the Garden Oaks, Section 3, Subdivision (the “Subdivision”). Appellant Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization (“GOMO”) filed suit against appellees Peter S. Chang and Katherine M. Chang seeking a permanent injunction to have the Changs remove
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State of Ohio V. Lowell W. Ludwick Man convicted of trying to find hitman to kill his wife

On April 28, 2016, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted Ludwick for one count of conspiracy in connection with a plot to hire someone to murder his wife. (Apr. 28, 2016 Indictment at 1-2.) A trial began in the case with jury selection on February 6, 2017. (Tr. Vol. I at 5, filed on May 15, 2017.) The three witnesses who testified during the trial were the detective who investigated the case,... More...   $0 (11-12-2017 - OH)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. ARDULRAUMAN ZEITOU Subject of post-Katrina book, 'Zeitoun,' sentenced to 4 years for stalking

Appellant Ardulrauman Zeitoun (“Defendant”) seeks review of his
conviction for stalking a person for whose benefit a protective order has been
issued and his sentence of four years at hard labor in the custody of the Louisiana
Department of Corrections. For the reasons that follow, we affirm Defendant‟s
conviction and sentence.
The victim, K.Z.1, met Defendant in 19... More...
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Defendant committed the aggravated rape and the sexual battery of Z.V., a
child under the age of thirteen.2 The victim was the daughter of Defendant’s
friends, his next door neighbors.

In accordance with La.Code Crim.P. art. 920, all appeals are reviewed by
this court for errors patent on the face of the rec... More...
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The facts relevant to Calvin's convictions are set forth in this court's opinion in Calvin v. State, No. 109,947, 2014 WL 4080155, at *1 (Kan. App. 2014) (unpublished opinion) (Calvin III):

"On December 12, 2002, someone killed John Coates just outside the back door of his residence. Police determined that Calvin, Melvin White, and Benjamin Russell were attempting to rob Coates when one... More...
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Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

These matters are before the court on the respondent’s Petition for Panel
Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc. We also have responses from the petitioner and the
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, in addition to amici curiae briefs from the
United States and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. We also have several motions pending
seeking to file additional amici curiae briefs.
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Lisa M. Searle, n/k/a Loosle v. Dustin L. Searle Idaho Supreme Court - Boise, Idaho

This expedited, permissive appeal presents a child custody dispute. Lisa M. Searle, nka Lisa Loosle (“Mother”) appeals the Bingham County magistrate judge’s order which modified the current child custody plan outlined in the 2013 order between Mother and Dustin L. Searle (“Father”). Mother argues that the magistrate judge abused its discretion in determining there had been a substantial, material,... More...   $0 (11-09-2017 - ID)

Francisco Diaz v. Professional Community Management, Inc.

A “sharp practice” is defined as a “dealing in which advantage is taken or
sought unscrupulously.” (Webster’s 3d New Internat. Dict. (2002) p. 2088.) This is an
appeal borne of sharp practices.
Defendant Professional Community Management, Inc. (PCM), unilaterally
orchestrated the issuance of an appealable order by: (1) applying ex parte, a mere 11 days
before trial, for an orde... More...
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Child was born in March 2015. The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families
13 Department (CYFD) took Child into custody on April 11, 2016. CYFD then filed an
14 abuse/neglect petition on April 13, 2016 naming Mother and Father as respondents,
15 and Carlos G. (Husband) as an interested party. Based on information provided by
16 Mother, CYFD alleged that Father is the biological fat... More...
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Jason Cannon v. Bodensteiner Implement Company, et al. Iowa Supreme Court

An independent contractor providing liquid manure disposal
services purchased a used Case IH tractor from a John Deere implement
dealer. When the tractor proved to be a “lemon,” the contractor brought
claims against multiple parties, including the implement dealer. The
trial court granted all of the defendants’ motions for summary judgment.
The contractor appealed and we transf... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Zachary Michael Johnson Nashville rape suspect arrested in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

This case stems from sexual activity that occurred between the Defendant and the victim, S. K.,1 who had met online, on the evening of May 27-28, 2014, during their first and only in-person date. After drinking together at a bar, the Defendant and the victim went to the Defendant’s condominium, where they drank more alcohol together before engaging in sexual contact that began with consensual kis... More...   $0 (11-07-2017 - TN)

United States v. Tamie Samuels Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

In March 2015, Tamie Marie Samuels (“Samuels”) filed an alien relative visapetition (Form I-130) for the benefit of her new husband, Randell Samuels(“Randell”). The petition asked, “Have you ever before filed a petition for this or anyother alien?” Samuels falsely checked “no.” A jury convicted Samuels of knowinglymaking a false statement with respect to a material fact in an immigration matter in... More...   $0 (11-06-2017 - IA)

Kurt Stuhlmacher v. State of Indiana

In November 2014, Stuhlmacher and Kelly Wood had been married for over
thirty years.6 Wood was employed, but Stuhlmacher was unemployed because
of back injuries and disabilities. He was dependent on his wife for most things.
[3] On November 17, 2014, Wood went to work. Stuhlmacher called her at
lunchtime and yelled at her and then sent her numerous texts until she left
... More...
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Curtis Giovanni Flowers a/k/a Curtis Flowers a/k/a Curtis G. Flowers v. State of Mississippi

At approximately 9:00 on the morning of July 16, 1996, Bertha Tardy, the owner of
Tardy Furniture Store, called Sam Jones and asked him to come to the store to train two new
employees. When Jones arrived at the store a short time later, he discovered the bodies of
Bertha Tardy, Robert Golden, Carmen Rigby, and Derrick Stewart. All four victims had
been shot in the head; Stewart w... More...
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Tammy Fernandez v. Raj Singh

Tammy Fernandes successfully sued vexatious litigant Raj Singh and his wife
Kiran Rawat individually and as trustees of the Sita Ram--or “Sitaram”--Trust (Trust), for
wrongful eviction and related claims. She obtained an award of compensatory and
punitive damages, as well as costs and attorney fees. All defendants filed a joint notice of
appeal through counsel. While Rawat a... More...
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Bari Yunis Schorr v. David Evan Schorr Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Division Courthouse - New York, New York

Appeal from order, Supreme Court, New York County (Ellen Gesmer, J.), entered on or about February 26, 2016, deemed appeal from judgment, same court (Michael L. Katz, J.), entered July 11, 2016, after a trial, inter alia, determining defendant husband's child support obligation, denying defendant's claims for separate property credits in distributing marital assets, directing the parties to repay ... More...   $0 (10-31-2017 - NY)

Marla Gwen Hogue v. Jerry Dean Hogue

Plaintiff Marla Gwen Hogue sought a restraining order under the Domestic
Violence Prevention Act (Fam. Code, § 6200 et seq.) against her estranged husband,
defendant Jerry Dean Hogue, in February 2016 after moving back to California from
Georgia. In April 2016, defendant made a special appearance through counsel to move to
quash the action for lack of personal jurisdiction.1 ... More...
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Brenda M. Diedrich v. Nancy A. Berryhill Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Brenda M. Diedrich appeals the district court’s order affirming the Commissioner of Social Security’s (the “Commissioner”) denial of Diedrich’s application for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. The Commissioner determined that Diedrich had become disabled, but an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) found that her disability did not begin... More...   $0 (10-27-2017 - OR)

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