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United States of America v. Donald Clifton Allen, Jr. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Defendant Donald Clifton Allen, Jr., a self-proclaimed reality TV
star, thought that his television show about his life was going to make him rich. Instead, Allen
was convicted by a jury for prostitution and child pornography offenses and sentenced to 300
months in prison. He now challenges the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found during
the search of an apartment where ... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - MI)

Elise Hilton v. Catherine Mish Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Elise and Ed Hilton, individually, and as next friends of their
developmentally-disabled daughter, EH (collectively, the “Hiltons”), appeal the district court’s
dismissal of their complaint. They argue that the district court erred in three respects. They
allege that Catherine Mish, City Attorney for Grand Rapids, was acting under color of state law
when she sent two emails from he... More...
   $0 (01-05-2018 - MI)

Maria O. v. Department of Child Safety, P.A., L.A.

¶1 Maria O. (“Mother”) appeals the juvenile court’s order
terminating her parental rights to her biological children, P.A. and L.A.
(“the children”), on the grounds of mental illness or deficiency and fifteen
months’ out-of-home placement.1 See Ariz. Rev. Stat. (“A.R.S.”) § 8-
533(B)(3), (8)(c) (Supp. 2017). Mother does not argue the court erred in
finding that severance was in... More...
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Kathleen D. McBride, as Trustee, etc. v. Byron C. Smith

Kathleen McBride (McBride) sued Byron and Kalmia Smith (the Smiths) for
violating McBride’s rights with respect to a recorded easement over the Smiths’ property.
After sustaining demurrers to several versions of McBride’s complaint, the last without
leave to amend, the trial court entered judgment in favor of the Smiths. On appeal, we
conclude that McBride stated causes of action f... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - CA)

J. Brent Arave v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant, J. Brent Arave, brought several claims under the California
Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.) against his
former employers, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. (Merrill Lynch), Bank of
America (BoA), his supervisor Joseph Holsinger, and a human resources supervisor,
Katherine Anderson (collectively, defendants). He ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - CA)

Kristen Elizabeth Wagner vs State of Florida

On the night of July 26, 2014, Appellant and her husband got into an argument
that turned violent. Appellant had been drinking (she said she had two rum-and
cokes; he said she had as many as five), and the husband claimed that she was the
aggressor. However, the husband admitted that during the argument, he held
Appellant down on the bed, pushed her to the floor, and took her ... More...
   $0 (12-31-2017 - FL)

Sylvester Hooks vs State of Florida

Prior to trial on two counts2 and on violation of probation, Hooks informed
the trial court that he wished to represent himself. The trial court had Hooks read,
initial, and sign a form entitled “Self-Representation Advisory Form/Trial” (“the
form”). The trial court then asked if Hooks read over the form carefully. Hooks
answered in the affirmative. The trial court then proceed... More...
   $0 (12-31-2017 - FL)

JOEL LEBRON vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

On Saturday, April 27, 2002, Ana Maria Angel and Nelson Portobanco, both
high school students, decided to go for a walk on the beach in Miami Beach after a
dinner date. After walking along the beach for a while, the couple decided to
return to their vehicle. By this time, Lebron and his four codefendants (Cesar

1. We have juri... More...
   $0 (12-31-2017 - FL)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSE RIOS-MORALES

The drug conspiracy at issue in this case involved Defendant, his brother Omar,
and co-defendant Felipe Sifuentes. Mr. Sifuentes, who entered into a plea agreement with
the government, was a key witness at Defendant’s trial. He testified that he began selling
methamphetamine around 2011 or 2012. In 2013 or 2014, Mr. Sifuentes stopped selling
methamphetamine for a period of time ... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ New Mexico Supreme Court affirms convictions in murder case

Vialpando was shot nine times while sitting in a vehicle with his spouse and
3 three children and died from the injuries he sustained. The State charged Ramirez
4 with one count of first-degree murder, NMSA 1978, § 30-2-1(A)(1) (1994); one count
5 of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, NMSA 1978, § 30-28-2 (1979), § 30-2
6 1(A)(1); one count of shooting at or from a motor ve... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - )

STEVEN DEAN MCLAREN v. THE STATE OF WYOMING McLaren Sentenced For Five Felony Counts

Mr. McLaren owned 57 cats. He and his girlfriend, Jennifer Evans, referred to the cats as their “kids” or “the kid.” On March 10, 2014, one of Mr. McLaren’s exotic Savannah kittens, Cameo, was sick, so he and Ms. Evans took it to a veterinary clinic for treatment. Mr. McLaren testified that he had injected “somewhere between a quarter and a third of a gram” of methamphetamine right before he no... More...   $0 (12-30-2017 - WY)

Leonal Anthony Garcia-Garcia v. Costco Wholesale Croporation United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for the First Circuit

After approximately eleven
years of working his way up the Costco1 employment ladder,
appellant Leonal Anthony Garcia-Garcia2 (Garcia) was fired
following an investigation which revealed an inventory discrepancy
in the Meat Department that he managed. Garcia sued Costco in
federal court invoking diversity jurisdiction and alleging an
array of Puerto-Rico-based claims stemmi... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - PR)

In the Interest of E. C. A. and A. A. G., children v. Department of Family and Protective Services

In this accelerated appeal, appellant, J.I.A. (“Mother”), challenges the trial court’s decree terminating her parental rights to her minor children, E.C.A. and A.A.G. In six issues, Mother argues that the evidence was legally and factually insufficient to support (1) the termination of her rights under Texas Family Code section 161.001(b)(1)(D); (2) the termination of her rights under Texas Family... More...   $0 (12-28-2017 - TX)

Mark Alan Norwood v. The State of Texas Mark Norwood found guilty of 2nd murder, sentenced to life

As set out above, Norwood was charged with the capital murder of Baker. The
offense was alleged to have occurred in January 1988, but Norwood was not charged with the
offense until more than two decades later. During the nine-day trial, many witnesses were called to
the stand, and the following summary comes from the testimony presented at trial.
At the time of the offense, Baker... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. EARL KEITH HARRIS Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On December 4, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging Defendant with one count of aggravated second degree
battery, in violation of La. R.S. 14:34.7. Defendant pleaded not guilty at his
arraignment on December 7, 2015. Trial commenced on August 24, 2016, before a
six-person jury. However, the next day during trial, the trial court g... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. RALPH L. WILLIE Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On October 17, 2013, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with one count of intentional possession of
pornography involving juveniles where the victim is under 13 years of age in
violation of La. R.S. 14:81.1(5)(a) [sic].1 Defendant was arraigned on December
11, 2013, and pled not guilty.
On July 25, 2014, pursuant to a ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA v. JEFFERY HAYDIN Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

On January 20, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant with the second degree battery of Katie Haydin, in
violation of La. R.S. 14:34.1. Defendant pled not guilty at his arraignment on
January 21, 2015. The matter proceeded to trial before a six-person jury on
June 21, 2016. The following day, the jury returned a verdict of... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - LA)

United States of America v. Christopher Mroz Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

Sacramento, CA - Former Air Force Member Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Assaulting And Stalking His Spouse

Christopher Mroz, 26, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to 15 years in prison for stalking and two counts of assault resulting in serious bodily injury, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents... More...
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Lyda Swinerton Builders, Inc. v. Oklahoma Surety Company Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case involves several issues of Texas law relating to an insurer’s duty to defend and the damages that an insured may recover when an insurer breaches that duty. The district court, after disposing of much of the case through a series of partial summary judgment rulings and conducting a bench trial on one remaining claim, issued a final judgment that largely (though not entirely) favored the ... More...   $0 (12-25-2017 - TX)

State of Hawaii v. Donald J. Trump Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

For the third time, we are called upon to assess the legality of the President’s efforts to bar over 150 million nationals of six designated countries1 from entering the United States or being issued immigrant visas that they would ordinarily be qualified to receive. To do so, we must consider the statutory and constitutional limits of the President’s power to curtail entry of foreign nationals in... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - HI)

United States of America v. Jean Oscar, a/ki/a ZB, Hypico Beaulieu, a/k/a Pico, a/k/a Dred Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Defendant Hypico Beaulieu appeals his six criminal convictions and his sentence, all related to drug trafficking and the illegal possession of firearms. Co-defendant Jean Oscar appeals his two convictions for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm on two different dates. Their appeals present five issues, implicating the lengthy investigation that led to their arrests and their joint c... More...   $0 (12-22-2017 - FL)

Ketryn Cornell v. Berkeley Tennis Club

Plaintiff Ketryn Cornell is a severely obese woman who was fired from the
Berkeley Tennis Club after having worked there for over 15 years. She brought eight
claims against the Club: three under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
(FEHA; Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.), for disability discrimination and failure to
accommodate her disability (the discrimination/failure to acc... More...
   $0 (12-22-2017 - CA)

In the Interest of J. S. B. v. Department of Family and Protective Services

In this accelerated appeal,2 appellant, L.S.B., challenges the trial court’s orders, entered after a bench trial, terminating her parental rights to her minor children, D.M.W., J.S.B., and E.L.B. (collectively, “the children”).3 In five issues, L.S.B. contends that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the trial court’s findings that she engaged, or knowingly placed the chi... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - TX)

In the Interest of H.C.C, a Child

In nineteen issues, appellant, R.C.C., Jr. (Father), is appealing a final judgment naming him and appellee, W.J.M.C. (Mother), as their child’s joint managing conservators and granting Mother the exclusive right to determine the child’s primary residence. We modify Father’s child support obligation and affirm the trial court’s order as modified.
2
Background
Mother and Father were divo... More...
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JOEL LEBRON vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

On Saturday, April 27, 2002, Ana Maria Angel and Nelson Portobanco, both
high school students, decided to go for a walk on the beach in Miami Beach after a
dinner date. After walking along the beach for a while, the couple decided to
return to their vehicle. By this time, Lebron and his four codefendants (Cesar

1. We have juri... More...
   $0 (12-21-2017 - FL)

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