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U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Inc. v. Big South Wholesale of Virginia, L.L.C. Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Defendants Jason Carpenter, Christopher Small, Big South Wholesale, LLC, and Big South Wholesale of Virginia, LLC, d/b/a Big Sky International, appeal the district judge’s order granting a motion to reconsider a predecessor district judge’s order which had granted Defendants’ petition to substitute the United States as a party defendant under the Westfall Act. See 28 U.S.C. § 2679(b). The Westfall... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - NC)

Dylan Andrew Quick v. The State of Texas

Appellant was a student at Lone Star College. On the date of the offenses, appellant’s mother dropped him off at the campus before his scheduled class. Appellant brought with him an Exacto knife1 and other sharp implements. Instead of attending his scheduled class, appellant walked around campus. According to appellant’s counsel, appellant walked to try to quell his compulsive thoughts about h... More...   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Steven Scott Apilado v. The State of Texas

On the evening of November 28, 2015, Appellant’s 79-year old father, Vincent Apilado
was shot in his home and died from a gunshot wound to the head. On the evening of Victor’s
death, his wife, Elsa, was watching television in her bedroom while Victor and Appellant watched
television in the living room. After Vincent decided to go to sleep, Appellant informed his
mother, and s... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Luis Castruita v. The State of Texas

This case arises from an early morning shooting that took the life of Efren Gonzalez. On
March 22, 2014, Efren and two of his friends, Matthew Scarbrough and Ernesto Sapien, were at a
bar celebrating another friend’s birthday. They left the bar when it closed, and proceeded to walk
home. As they crossed a street, they saw an on-coming silver mini-van. By Matthew’s account,
... More...
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Mary E. Jones v. Danita Sorenson

Despite the prevalence of “do-it-yourself” manuals and television shows, most
homeowners eventually decide that some home repairs or maintenance would best be
done by hiring someone to do the work. Inevitably, some workers are injured. There are
sometimes confusing rules about when a homeowner is liable for injuries to workers on
the property, either in tort or under the workers’ c... More...
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United States of America v. Todd Howe Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - The United States of America charged Todd Howe with:
18:1349.F ATTEMPT AND CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT HONEST SERVICES FRAUD
(1)
18:1951.F INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE (CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT EXTORTION UNDER COLOR OF OFFICIAL RIGHT)
(2)
18:1951.F INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE (EXTORTION UNDER COLOR OF OFFICIAL RIGHT)
(3) ... More...
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Carlos Whitcomb v. The State of Texas

Appellant was employed as a respiratory therapist until he lost his job because he
tested positive for marijuana. After he lost his job, he moved in with his parents: his mother,
Phyllis Payne, and his stepfather, Kenneth Payne. Two years later, appellant had not regained
employment and was still living with his parents. Then, on the morning of May 24, 2013, at
approximately 11... More...
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Joel Doe, et al. v. Boyertown Area School District, et al. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This appeal requires us to decide whether the District Court correctly refused to enjoin the defendant School District from allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with the students’ gender identities as opposed to the sex they were determined to have at birth. The plaintiffs—a group of high school students who identify as being the same sex they were de... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

DANIEL L. CALHOUN v. STATE OF KANSAS

Daniel L. Calhoun appeals the trial court's denial of his K.S.A. 601507 motion following a preliminary hearing. On appeal, Calhoun argues that the trial court's judgment denying his K.S.A. 60-1507 motion was erroneous. Calhoun contends that he was entitled to a new trial on his nine felony convictions based on trial errors, ineffective assistance of trial counsel, and ineffective assistance of app... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

STATE OF MONTANA v. MICHAEL LEE CLEMANS

In July 2014, sixteen-year-old A.P. confided in her mother, Hester, that her step
father,Clemans,had touched her inappropriatelyover the course of three nights when she
was younger. A.P. made the disclosure as she and Hester drove in their car to the home
they shared with Clemans; Clemans followed them in a separate car. A.P. begged Hester
not to tell Clemans she had disclosed ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - MT)

STATE OF MONTANA v. MICHAEL GILBERT ILK

On April 15, 2015, Ilk shot Hadassah Pereslete and Tyler Wilson at a construction
site near Eureka. The 40-year-old Ilk and 23-year-old Pereslete had been in a long-term
relationship that Pereslete ended in January of 2015, after Ilk physically assaulted her.
Followingthe break-up, Ilk continued to pursue Pereslete, and sent her a letter apologizing
for the “domestic abuse” ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - MT)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CARLTON WILLIAMS

The underlying facts are uncontested. During an investigation that began as early as November 2012, a Drug Enforcement Administration task force officer learned that Williams bought heroin in Detroit, Michigan, which he packaged and sold in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The officer subsequently placed a GPS tracker on Williams’s car and monitored his movements for approximately one month. On Januar... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Matthew Petrovitch District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Stratford Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

MATTHEW PETROVITCH, 38, of Stratford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms and ammunition

According to court documents and ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - CT)

United States of America v. Fred Swan, Jr. Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Rochester, New York

Fred Swan, Jr., 29, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to Hobbs Act Robbery, Attempted Hobbs Act Robbery, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. The robbery charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The firearms charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years in prison, which must be served con... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - NY)

Michael Clayton vs State of Florida

During the fall of 2015, Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Whitehead received information from an anonymous source that Clayton was growing marijuana inside his residence. Deputy
Whitehead then received information from the Clay Electric Cooperative regarding the power usage in Clayton’s home, which revealed that the power usage of Clayton’s home was four times higher than the normal ... More...
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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AMANDA C. ANDREWS A.K.A. AMANDA C. PERKINSON

On March 10, 2017, the Davidson County Grand Jury indicted Defendant in Case No. 2017-A-538 on four counts of theft of property in the value of $1,000 or less, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, five counts of criminal impersonation, three counts of aggravated burglary, and two counts of forgery. On March 30, 2017, the Davidson Count... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. TAKII RASPBERRY

We recite the relevant facts as found by the motion judge, supplemented where necessary by uncontroverted police testimony, which the judge expressly credited in full. See Commonwealth v. Isaiah I., 448 Mass. 334, 337 (2007), S.C., 450 Mass. 818 (2008). None of the judge's subsidiary findings is challenged on appeal. In April, 2015, as part of a joint investigation with Federal authorities, th... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. PATRICK WAWERU

We summarize the facts that the jury could have found at trial, reserving certain details for our discussion of the legal issues. The defendant was in an on-again, off-again relationship with the victim. The couple had two children together. The victim's sister occasionally lived with the victim and the defendant, but the sister did not get along with the defendant. 3 The victim's ... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

State of Ohio v. Willie D. Ross

This case arises out of an incident that occurred on June 8, 2015 in which Lamont Lake was stabbed while at home. On June 17, 2015, a Franklin County Grand Jury filed an indictment charging Ross with three criminal counts: aggravated burglary in violation of R.C. 2911.11, a felony of the first degree; felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11, a felony of the second degree; and attempted mur... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - OH)

Jaime G. v. H.L.

A mother appeals from a child custody order. The family
court ruled Father was a domestic abuser but then awarded child
custody jointly to Father and Mother, with Father getting most of
the visitation time. A statute applies to this situation. The
Legislature passed this statute to move courts to give heavier
weight to the existence of domestic violence. The statute requiresMore...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. FRED TAYLOR, JR.

On Memorial Day 2016, Mr. Taylor was at a cookout at an apartment complex on
Nadia Court in Akron, commonly referred to as the Rosemary Apartments. There were multiple
cookouts occurring at the apartment complex that day. The cookout that Mr. Taylor attended
included the victim, Javon Knaff, and two witnesses who testified at trial, D.H.-B. and T.O.
{¶3} At some point during t... More...
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United States of America v. John Chinnici United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Bennington Man Convicted Of Armed Robbery

The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that John Chinnici, 33, of Bennington, Vermont, was convicted on July 27, 2018, in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, following a jury trial. U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss ordered Chinnici to remain in custody after the jury return... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - VT)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MALIK M. NORMAN

Norman and three codefendants were indicted for aggravated murder, murder,
felonious assault, and weapons charges all with multiple firearm specifications stemming from a
drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of a five-year-old child who was playing outside with
other children in an apartment courtyard. Norman and three other codefendants, Marlon
Hackett, Jr. (hereafte... More...
   $0 (07-31-2018 - OH)

Cecil Daughtrey Jr. and Patricia A. Daughtrey v. Luis E. Rivera, II Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this case, Cecil and Patricia Daughtrey filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition for the sole purpose of preventing the sale of their property in a public auction to be held pursuant to a state court judgment that foreclosed the mortgage on the property. After the public auction was automatically stayed under 11 U.S.C. § 362(a), the trustee of the bankruptcy estate and the judgment creditor, 72 Pa... More...   $0 (07-31-2018 - FL)

Deandrea Phillips v. The State of Texas

In support of his motion to withdraw, counsel certifies he has conducted a
conscientious examination of the record, and in his opinion, it reflects no potentially
plausible basis for reversal of Appellant’s convictions. Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738,
744-45, 87 S. Ct. 1396, 18 L. Ed. 2d 493 (1967); In re Schulman, 252 S.W.3d 403, 406
(Tex. Crim. App. 2008). Counsel candi... More...
   $0 (07-30-2018 - TX)

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