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State Of Kansas v. Seacat

Seacat takes this direct appeal from his conviction by a jury of one count of first-degree premeditated murder, one count of aggravated arson, and two counts of aggravated endangerment of a child. Finding no error on the part of the trial court, we affirm. In April 2011, Seacat lived with his wife, Vashti, and their two sons in their house in Kingman, Kansas. Seacat was employed at the time as a... More...   $0 (01-15-2016 - KS)

Harrison v. Granite Bay Care, Inc

This case requires us to, once again, interpret and apply Maine's Whistleblower Protection Act,
Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 26, § 833. Appellant Torrey Harrison
("Harrison"), a social worker, wants to be able to tell a jury
that appellee Granite Bay Care, Inc. ("Granite Bay") illegally
fired her in violation of that statute. Her theory is Granite Bay
was getting back at her for... More...
   $0 (01-14-2016 - ME)

U.S. v. THOMAS

On 25 December 2010, Specialist (SPC) DS, traveled with her boyfriend, Staff Sergeant (SSgt) RC, to visit his family for Christmas.3 SPC DS and SSgt RC arrived in the afternoon and began socializing, eating food and drinking alcohol with the appellant and his wife. SPC DS remembered drinking wine and hard liquor, but could not recall exactly how much she had to drink. According to SPC DS, at ... More...   $0 (01-14-2016 - DC)

State of Tennessee v. David Burrows

The Shelby County Grand Jury charged the defendant with one count of first degree felony murder, one count of first degree premeditated murder, and one count of especially aggravated kidnapping in relation to the May 2011 murder of his estranged girlfriend, Marquita Adams. The evidence adduced at the defendant‟s May 2014 trial established that the defendant and the victim began a tumultuous... More...   $0 (01-13-2016 - TN)

DEANN COOKS v. TULSA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO 1, KENNETH R WARE, GRACIA HOLMES, ARETHA GILLIAM, KEVIN A GILLIAM, and TWITTER INC.

Deann Cook sued Tulsa Independent School District No. 1, Kennth R. Ware, Garcia Holms, Aretha Gilliam, Kevin A. Gilliam and Twitter, Inc. on negligence theories claiming:

COMES NOW the Plaintiff, DeAnn Cooks, as Parent and Next Friend of S.C., a minor child, by and through her attorneys of record, Smolen, Smolen & Roytman, PLLC, and for her cause of action against the Defendants, Tulsa In... More...
   $0 (01-13-2016 - )

The State of New Hampshire v. Roland Dow

The pertinent facts are as follows. In September 2012, Linscott and her three-year-old son, J.N., lived with the defendant in his home in Plaistow. The defendant and Linscott were in a domestic relationship, but the defendant was not the father of J.N.
Both the defendant and Linscott repeatedly disciplined J.N. for certain behaviors. If J.N. “had an accident or if he peed on the floor,”... More...
   $0 (01-12-2016 - NH)

State of Tennessee v. Charles Allen McKinney

This case arises from the shooting death of Courtney McKinney in the presence of her sixteen-month-old child. A Lincoln County grand jury indicted the Defendant for the second degree murder of his wife, Courtney McKinney, and for child abuse or neglect of their child (“the victim”). At trial, the parties presented the following evidence: Mary Pauline Price, Courtney McKinney‟s mother, test... More...   $0 (01-11-2016 - TN)

The People of the State of Colorado v. Levent Ray Kutlak

Westminster police arrested Levent Ray Kutlak after he had a physical
altercation with members of his wife’s family. Detective Russ Johnson interviewed
Kutlak at the police station. After he was read his Miranda rights, Kutlak stated that he
had a personal lawyer and asked, “[C]an we get him down here now, or . . . ?”
Detective Johnson responded that “it may be difficult” to... More...
   $0 (01-11-2016 - CO)

STATE OF IOWA vs. SHERRY ANN OATS

Understanding the family structure helps frame the issue in Oats’s appeal.
Oats has three daughters: Jenni, Jessica, and S.D. Jenni and Jessica each have
children of their own. Jenni has a son, C.F., and a daughter A.F. Jessica has
two sons, E.E. and A.A., and one daughter K.E. At various times relevant to this
case, Oats cared for her daughter S.D. and her grandchildren, ... More...
   $0 (01-10-2016 - IA)

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Mark A. Haynes, David M. Whitcomb and Daniel H. Graff

York, PA - The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania charged Mark A. Haynes, David M. Whitcomb and Daniel H. Graff official oppression in violation of 18 P.S. 903, conspiracy in violation of 18 P.S. 5301 and harassment in violation of 18 P.S. 2709 claiming that they defendants county prison guards staged fights between inmates as part of a "Fight Club" that pitted inmates against one another. The State cla... More...   $0 (01-08-2016 - PA)

BEN VILLARREAL JR., CLEO MARTINEZ, and LaCASA MARTINEZ TEXMEX, INC. vs. UNITED FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY d/b/a UNITED FIRE GROUP

A restaurant was severely damaged by fire. The owners made an insurance claim, but much of the claim was denied. They ultimately sued the insurer for policy benefits. They obtained a jury verdict and judgment against the insurer, which the insurer paid. Thereafter, they brought a separate action against the insurer for bad faith, alleging it had lacked a reasonable basis for its prior refusal ... More...   $0 (01-08-2016 - IA)

Iva Mitchell v. Gary D. Burnidge, Briana Burnidge and Joy Burnidge

Tulsa, OK - Joann Whitley, Guardian Ad Litem for Iva Mitchell sued Gary D. Burnidge, Briana Burnidge and Joy Burnidge on medical negligence (medical malpractice) theories claiming:

1. Plaintiff, Iva Mitchell ("Mitchell"), resides in Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma.

2. Defendant, Gary D. Bumidge ("Bumidge"), resides in Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma.
3. The actions giving r... More...
   $0 (01-08-2016 - OK)

John Henry Knospler, Jr. v. The State of Wyoming

On the night of October 3, 2013, Appellant and the victim, James Baldwin, separately visited Racks Gentlemen’s Club in Casper. Around 10:30 p.m., Appellant was asked to leave after he was observed with marijuana inside the bar. Appellant left and sat in his vehiclein the parking lot. Shortly before midnight, bar employees found the victim asleep at a bar table and asked him to leave. The emplo... More...   $0 (01-08-2016 - WY)

Gayle Ann Carico v. Madison Reid Lynn

Norman, OK - Gayle Ann Carico sued Madison Reid Lynn on an auto negligence theory claiming:

1. Gayle Ann Carico ("Carico") is a resident of Cleveland County, State of Oklahoma.
2. Upon information and belief, Madison Reid Lynn ("Lynn") is a resident of

Cleveland County, State of Oklahoma.

JURISDICTION AND VENUE

3. The facts and circumstances g... More...
   $1 (01-07-2016 - OK)

Larry Spriggs v. Phoenix Insurance Company d/b/a Travelers Insurance

Tulsa, OK - Larry Spriggs sued Phoenix Insurance Company d/b/a Travelers Insurance on a breach of contract theory claiming:

1. Plaintiff is a citizen of Oklahoma and resides in this judicial district.
2. Defendant The Phoenix Insurance Company, d/b/a Travelers Insurance ("Travelers") is a foreign corporation conducting regular business in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
3. The acts, occ... More...
   $1 (01-06-2016 - OK)

United States of America v. Ronald Tucker

Richmond, VA - Richmond Businessman Sentenced for Health Care Fraud Conspiracy

Ronald Tucker, 46, of Lawrenceville, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud for submitting false and fraudulent claims for reimbursement to the Virginia Medicaid program. Tucker was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $442,148 to the V... More...
   $442148 (01-06-2016 - VA)

United States of America v. Charles Robert Dowd

NEW BERN – United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that today in federal court, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced CHARLES ROBERT DOWD, 27, of Beaufort, North Carolina, to 41 months of imprisonment and 3 years supervised release and was ordered to pay $18,994.00 in restitution. On September 16, 2015 DOWD entered a guilty plea to making false distress calls to the ... More...   $0 (01-06-2016 - NC)

Ronda Wilkinson and Tim Wilkinson v. Kosmith, Inc. d/b/a McDonald's

Red Oak, NE - Woman who claimed she found a cockroach in the McDonald's French fries loses case

Ronda Wilkinson and Tim Wilkinson sued Kosmith, Inc. d/b/a McDonald's on negligence and loss of consortium theories claiming that they were injured and damages as a direct result of Ronda finding a "French-fried cockroach" in her French fries at the McDonald's in Red Oak, Nebraska. Rhonda claim... More...
   $0 (01-06-2016 - IA)

State of New Hampshire v. Elizabeth Cloutier

The defendant, Elizabeth Cloutier, appeals her conviction by jury on one count of burglary. See RSA 635:1 (2007) (amended 2014). On appeal, she argues that the Superior Court (Bornstein, J.) erroneously denied her motion to suppress her confession. We affirm. The following facts are drawn from the trial court’s findings and rulings or are otherwise supported in the record, which includes a vid... More...   $0 (01-06-2016 - NH)

State Of Tennessee v. Teats

Shortly before six o'clock on the morning of May 18, 2009, Jerome Maurice Teats ("the Defendant") and Tirrone Akillia Simpkins ("the accomplice") forced their way into the back door of a Shoney's restaurant in Nashville. Armed with guns, they threatened four employees in the kitchen area, forced them to gather in a storage area in the back of the kitchen, and told them to put their heads down and... More...   $0 (01-06-2016 - TN)

Nicky C. Willis a/k/a Nick Willis v. SSM Health Care of Oklahoma d/b/a St. Anthony Hospital

Oklahoma City, OK - Nicky C. Willis a/k/a Nick Willis sued SSM Health Care of Oklahoma d/b/a St. Anthony Hospital on a medical negligence (medical malpractice) theory claiming:

I. Plaintiff Nicky C. Willis, a/k/a Nick Willis is a citizen and residem of the State of Oklahoma.
2. Defendant SSM Health Care of Oklahoma, Inc. d/b/a St. Anthony Hospital is an Oklahoma domestic corporation ... More...
   $0 (01-05-2016 - OK)

John Henry Knospler, Jr. The State of Wyoming

On the night of October 3, 2013, Appellant and the victim, James Baldwin, separately visited Racks Gentlemen’s Club in Casper. Around 10:30 p.m., Appellant was asked to leave after he was observed with marijuana inside the bar. Appellant left and sat in his vehiclein the parking lot. Shortly before midnight, bar employees found the victim asleep at a bar table and asked him to leave. The emplo... More...   $0 (01-05-2016 - WY)

STATE OF IOWA v. RICKEY

In the summer of 2013, S.R. got into trouble with the authorities for
shoplifting and was put on probation. While on probation, she told her mother
that Rickey had touched her inappropriately when she was approximately six
years old. S.R.’s mother conveyed the information to S.R.’s probation officer,
and the local police began investigating.
On August 6, 2013, S.R. an... More...
   $0 (01-05-2016 - IA)

State Of New Mexico v. Ferri

Eugene Ferri (Defendant) was convicted of killing Gilles Delisle, Helga Delisle,
5 and Peter Weith, aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon, unlawful taking of a
6 motor vehicle, and two counts of tampering with evidence. Defendant was sentenced
7 to three terms of life imprisonment for the three convictions of first-degree murder;
8 nine years for aggravated burglary, which was e... More...
   $0 (01-05-2016 - NM)

Joseph Robertson, et al v. Chevron USA, Incorporated

Plaintiffs are 189 natural persons who live, work, or own real property in a certain part of Harvey, Louisiana, or formerly did so. They allege that the nearby cleaning of pipes used in the oil industry produced harmful radioactive material that injured their health and property. Defendants are several oil companies, contractors that cleaned pipes for those oil companies, and the owners of prope... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - )

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