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Rmg Worldwide, L.L.C., et Ano, vs. Pierce County Washington Court of Appeals, Division 1 - Tacoma, Washington

RMG Worldwide LLC (RMG) appeals two land use decisions of the
Pierce County hearing examiner. In the first decision, the examiner found that RMG
could not subdivide its existing golf course for residential development under the
General Use zoning that was in effect in 1990, and that RMG must instead submit
applications consistent with the current development regulations. In the sec... More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - WA)

Devorius Jones v. The State of Texas First Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

One evening, Jones and another man robbed a fast food restaurant. Jones
brandished a gun, which he pointed in the face of one of the restaurant’s two
employees, the then-sixteen-year-old complainant, pseudonymously referred to as
James Martin. While Jones and his accomplice were looking for money, Martin
and the other employee escaped and called the police, and Jones was quickl... More...
   $0 (12-16-2017 - TX)

United states of America v. Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo Southern District of New York Courthouse - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Honduran Congressman And Businessman Sentenced To 36 Months For Money Laundering
Yani Benjamin Rosenthal Hidalgo, a Former Honduran Politician and Prominent Businessman, Was Sentenced for Laundering Drug Proceeds for the Cachiros, a Major Honduran Drug Trafficking Organization

Former Honduran Congressman And Businessman Sentenced To 36 Months For Money Laundering... More...
   $0 (12-16-2017 - NY)

Jacqueline Lewis v. City of Union City, Georgia, Chief of Police Charles Odom Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Jacqueline Lewis, an African-American police detective in Union City,
Georgia, was terminated abruptly from her position after about ten years of service.
The ostensible reason was that Ms. Lewis was absent without leave—this
notwithstanding that the Union City Police Department (“UCPD”) only days
earlier had placed her on indefinite administrative leave pending resolution of theMore...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - GA)

United States of America v. Jamal Marshall and Jacob Brown Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Two Texas Fishermen Sentenced for False Statements to Law Enforcement Agents

Jamal Marshall was sentenced to six months imprisonment and six months home confinement today following a hearing in federal district court in Houston, Texas, for making false statements to law enforcement agents regarding the illegal harvest of snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. A second fisherman, Ja... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - TX)

Franklin Wilcox v. State of Indiana Court of Appeals of Indiana

During the relevant period, Wilcox was on probation and violated the terms of
his probation by failing to report to the Howard County Probation Department.
On April 5, 2017, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department executed an arrest
warrant at his residence for a separate offense in the presence of Wilcox’s wife
and their child. The officers found the house in filthy condition... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - IN)

In the Interest of L. N. W .

K.S. appeals from the trial court’s judgment terminating her parental rights to her daughter, L.N.W. In one issue, K.S. contends that the evidence is factually insufficient to support a finding that termination of her parental rights is in the child’s best interest. We affirm.
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Background
On August 8, 2016, the Department of Family and Protective Services (“the Department”) received a... More...
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In the Interest of L. D. child v. Department of Family and Protective Services

These appeals arise from a decree terminating the parental rights of both a mother and a father to their biological child, L.D. Both parents contend that the evidence was insufficient to support the trial court’s decree. The father additionally asserts that the evidence was insufficient to support the appointment of the
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Department of Family and Protective Services, rather than the child’... More...
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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital v. Mary Lou Ramirez

This is an accelerated appeal from the denial of a motion to dismiss a health
care liability claim. Mary Lou Ramirez alleges that Houston Methodist
Willowbrook Hospital is liable for her personal injuries stemming from her slip
and fall inside a hospital building. The hospital contends that Ramirez’s sole cause
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of action is a health care liability claim, yet she failed to ser... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. MONOTOR M. PETE COURT OF APPEAL FOURTH CIRCUIT STATE OF LOUISIANA

Louisiana law requires convicted sex offenders to register with local law
enforcement authorities and to notify the communities in which they reside of their
presence. See La. R.S. 15:540, et seq. (the “Sex Offender Statutes”). Mr. Pete’s
obligation to register and to notify arises out of his November 7, 2002 conviction
for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.1 State v. Pete,... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - LA)

ROBERT PARSONS v. THE DISTRICT COURT OF PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, THE HONORABLE JANA K. WALLACE, ASSOCIATE DISTRICT JUDGE Pushmataha County Courthouse - Antler, Oklahoma

On November 21, 2011, Robert Parsons was charged in Pushmataha County District Court, Case No. CF-2011-146, with one count of first degree murder. According to the probable cause affidavit filed by the investigating officer, Parsons confessed to murdering his friend, Garland Cogburn, by striking him in the head with a hatchet. Simultaneously with the State's Information, an order was entered by ag... More...   $0 (12-14-2017 - OK)

James L. Joyce v. Maersk Line, Ltd. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Today we stop swimming against the tide of opinion on an important question of maritime law. Following the lead of several of our sister circuits, we now hold that a union contract freely entered by a seafarer – a contract that includes rates of maintenance, cure, and unearned wages – will not be reviewed piecemeal by courts unless there is evidence of
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unfairness in the collective bargai... More...
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Brian Christopher Keith v. The State of Texas Murder trial of Hardin man accused of revenge killing of baby ends with hung jury

The complainant N.K., born on May 31, 2013, was the infant daughter of S.K.1
While Keith was listed on N.K.’s birth certificate as the father, it was uncontroverted
that he was not the biological father of the child. During an extended period of
absence from the home by Keith, S.K. had an affair with another man, which
produced the child. There was testimony at trial that Keith... More...
   $0 (12-12-2017 - TX)

Epona, LLC v. County of Ventura Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Epona, LLC and Michael Fowler (collectively, Appellants) appeal the district court’s order dismissing Appellants’ First Amendment and Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons (RLUIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc et seq., claims, and denying as moot Appellants’ motion for a preliminary injunction. Appellants challenge the County of Ventura’s (the County) permitting scheme, which requires
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   $0 (12-07-2017 - CA)

Brian Keil v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

On May 3, 2016, Deputy David Rowe of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office
stopped at a convenience store in Newton County, Indiana, and went inside to
talk to the clerk. Keil and Samuel Bass entered the store, Deputy Rowe
immediately noticed that they appeared to be nodding as they were walking
around and their eyes were glazed, and he believed they were under the
influence... More...
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Debvra Cherkaoui v. City of Quincy District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Debra Cherkaoui ("Cherkaoui"
or "Plaintiff") appeals from the district court's grant of summary
judgment in favor of her former employer, the City of Quincy,
Massachusetts ("City" or "Defendant"), on her claims of employment
discrimination, retaliation, and constructive discharge. She
argues that the district court erred by adopting the magistrate
judge's Report and Recomme... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - GINA B. MILLER

Appellant was born into a Romanian Gypsy family. She was removed
from school after the second grade and spent the next 10 years, under her
grandmother’s tutelage, learning how to do psychic readings. When she turned 18, she
began doing psychic readings on her own. For approximately 20 years, appellant
operated a psychic-readings business. In exchange for her services, appe... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - OH)

In re: W.B.

{¶1} Appellant, Taunia B. (“Mother”), appeals from a judgment of the Lorain County
Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division, that terminated her parental rights and placed her
minor child in the permanent custody of Lorain County Children Services ("LCCS“). This Court
affirms.
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{¶2} Mother is the biological mother of W.B., born October 8, 2001. The child’s
father (“Father... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - OH)

In Re: K.C. and A.G.

{¶1} Appellant Mother appeals the judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common
Pleas, Juvenile Division, that granted legal custody of her children K.C. and A.G. to Paternal
Great Aunt and Uncle (“Aunt” and “Uncle”). For the following reasons, this Court affirms.
I.
{¶2} Mother is the biological mother of K.C. (d.o.b. 12/15/11) and A.G. (d.o.b.
8/22/15). Father is the biologic... More...
   $0 (12-04-2017 - OH)

Joan Kedra v. Richard Schroeter Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises from the grievous death of State
Trooper David Kedra, who was shot and killed by his
instructor, then-Corporal Richard Schroeter, during a routine
firearms training. Although a long-term veteran of the police
force and specifically certified in the safe use of firearms,
** Honorable Michael J. Melloy, Senior Circuit Judge,
United States Court of Appeals for... More...
   $0 (12-03-2017 - PA)

David Richard Sizemore v. Nancy A. Berryhill United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

David Sizemore applied for disability benefits from the Social Security
Administration in July 2011, claiming that he was disabled due to diabetes and bipolar
disorder. After his application was denied by an administrative law judge (“ALJ”), who
found that Sizemore was not disabled, and review was denied by the Appeals Council, he
commenced this action in the district court. The di... More...
   $0 (12-01-2017 - NC)

Domenico Taglieri v. Michelle Monasky Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

Our decision in this case is controlled by the 1980 Hague
Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Convention” or “Hague
Convention”), which dictates that a wrongfully removed child must be returned to the country of
habitual residence. Our precedent has demonstrated that where a child lives exclusively in one
country, that country is presumed to be the ch... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - OH)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. DARIEN WESTON

The horrific details of defendant's murder of the victim, and
the fear and consequences inflicted on eyewitnesses to the crime,
need not be recounted here in detail. Our Supreme Court has
already done so. See State v. Weston, 222 N.J. 280-82 (2015).
For our purposes, it suffices to explain that during a carjacking,
defendant forced the driver into a dumpster and shot hi... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - NJ)

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...
   $0 (11-28-2017 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. KHASIF RASHEED WHITE Iowa Supreme Court

Khasif White was convicted and sentenced for three separate crimes of robbery in the second degree. The crimes were committed over a period of seven months, while White was seventeen years old. The first crime occurred on August 1, 2009. White shoplifted a bottle of liquor from a grocery store and assaulted a store employee who attempted to detain him. The second crime occurred on September 12... More...   $0 (11-28-2017 - IA)

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