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Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

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qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
   $0 (08-09-2018 - AZ)

RONALD HIGHT JR. v. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 2012, appellant was charged with second-degree murder. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss under section 776.032 of the Stand Your Ground law and a pre-trial immunity hearing took place in 2014. After the denial of his motion, appellant went to trial and was convicted of a lesser included offense, manslaughter, in 2016. Appellant appealed his conviction. During the pendency of his appeal, t... More...   $0 (08-08-2018 - FL)

Thurston McBride vs State of Florida

Appellant was tried and found guilty of sexual battery on a child under twelve by a defendant eighteen years of age or older. The victim, who was thirteen years of age at the time of trial, testified that Appellant, who had been married to the victim’s godmother, sexually battered him on one occasion while Appellant
lived with the victim, his godmother, and his godsister. The victim further... More...
   $0 (08-08-2018 - FL)

Jackie Stice v. City of Tulsa Tulsa Oklahoma City Hall

Tulsa, OK - Jackie Stice sued The City of Tulsa on a civil rights job discrimination theory claiming that the City discriminated against her because of her sex on the basis of salary under the Equal Pay Act.

Stice started working for the City in 2003. She filed a claim with the Civil Service Commission claiming that she was not being paid at the same rate as her male co-workers.... More...
   $90000 (08-08-2018 - OK)

Raymond Blech v. Richard Blech, Commercial Bank as Trustee, etc.

Arthur Blech died in 2011, leaving an estate worth in
excess of $65 million. At his death, his estate planning
documents included the Arthur Blech Living Trust, as amended,
and his will, which provided for the “pour over” of most of his
remaining assets into the Trust, to be administered as part of the
corpus of the Trust by a third party trustee. Arthur left most of
his es... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - )

COMMONWEALTH vs. THOMAS A. WOODS

The defendant, Thomas A. Woods, appeals from the denial of his motion for a new trial. In 2009, the defendant was convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to life in prison. On direct appeal, he challenged 2 the admission of his grand jury testimony -- later used as substantive evidence at trial -- arguing that it was illegally obtained, because he was not informed before... More...   $0 (08-07-2018 - MA)

Robert Smith v. Rosebud Farm, Inc., d/b/a Rosebud Farmstand Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Robert Smith worked behind the
meat counter at Rosebud Farm, a local grocery store. After
several years of ongoing sexual and racial harassment from
his male coworkers and supervisor, Smith sued Rosebud. He
claimed various violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the Illinois Gender Violence Act.
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The jury returne... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - IL)

Jose Juan Flores v. The State of Texas

On December 4, 2015, the State filed a complaint and information that charged Flores with
the offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated while knowingly having “an open
container of an alcoholic beverage, to-wit: Bud Light 16 ounce can in his immediate possession.”
Before the guilt-innocence phase of trial, Flores filed a motion in limine with the trial court.
The ... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment
complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex
to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently
died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from
appellant’s... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

Tyquan Guzman v. The State of Texas

Tyquan Hassan Guzman was indicted for three offenses arising from two events: an
aggravated robbery against Robert Gilardi and an aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery of
Wendy Gueorguiev committed two days after the robbery against Gilardi. All three indictments were
consolidated for trial without objection.
Among the witnesses at trial were Guzman’s victims, Gilardi and G... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Tracy Lynn Bronson Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Grand Rapids, MI - Former Executive Director Sentenced To 37 Months In Federal Prison

Tracy Bronson embezzled $573,159 from the Calhoun Conservation District between 2014 and 2017

Tracy Lynn Bronson, 57, of Marshall, Michigan, was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for stealing from her former employer, the Calhoun Conservation District, a local special unit of government ... More...
   $573159 (08-06-2018 - MI)

Wilbert Macy v. GC Services, Limited Parternship Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Plaintiffs Wilbur Macy and Pamela J. Stowe
(Plaintiffs) brought this putative class action against GC Services Limited Partnership (GC), a
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No. 17-5593 Macy, et al. v. GC Servs. Ltd. P’ship Page 2
debt collector, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq. Plaintiffs alleged that GC, in attempting to collect debt owed by Plai... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - KY)

State of Tennessee v. Monica Leigh-Ann Briggs

The Defendant’s convictions relate to the September 7, 2014 homicide of Kenneth Koster in a tool shed in Campbell County. The Defendant and Brad Phillips fatally shot the victim and fled to Sevier County, where Mr. Phillips was killed by police officers, and the Defendant was arrested for public intoxication. The Defendant was later indicted for one count of first degree premeditated murder and ... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO vs. ARION D. ANDREWS

In October 2016, Andrews was charged in a 16-count indictment. Counts 1-13 related to a shooting incident on March 8, 2016, and Counts 14-16 related to a shooting incident on April 27, 2016. Counts 1 and 16 charged him with the discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises. Counts 2 and 3 charged him with the improper discharge of a firearm at or into a habitation or school. Cou... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - OH)

Carolyn Staats v. Vintner's Golf Club, LLC

Plaintiff Carolyn Staats nearly died after being attacked by a swarm of yellow
jackets while playing golf on a Yountville course operated by Vintner’s Golf Club, LLC
(Club). She sued the Club for general negligence and premises liability, but the trial
court granted summary judgment against her on the basis that the Club owed no duty to
protect its patrons from yellow jackets that ... More...
   $0 (08-05-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. David Klimenko Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Louisiana Revised Statutes § 14:122 criminalizes “the use of violence, force, or threats” on any public officer or employee with the intent to influence the officer’s conduct in relation to his position. Travis Seals threatened police when arrested; he facially challenges Section 14:122 as unconstitutionally overbroad in violation of the First Amendment. The district court agreed with
Case: 17... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - LA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DAVID D. AUSTIN

In January 2016, Austin was indicted in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-602549 in a
five-count indictment that charged him with (1) child endangering in violation of R.C.
2919.22(B)(1); (2) endangering children in violation of R.C. 2919.22(B)(2); (3) endangering
children in violation of R.C. 2919.22(A); (4) felonious assault in violation of R.C.
2903.11(A)(1); and (5) domestic violence... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JERRY V. RAMEY, JR.

This case arises from the March 21, 2016, death of Earl Davis, Jr. Davis
was in his home located on Strand Avenue in Dayton when he was strangled to death by
Ramey. Ramey was indicted on one count of murder (proximate cause aggravated
burglary) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), one count of murder (proximate cause felonious
assault) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), one count o... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. RICKY C. BRAMMER

Defendant-appellant Ricky C. Brammer appeals his conviction and sentence
for two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1), both
felonies of the third degree, and one count of aggravated trafficking in drugs, in violation
of R.C. 2925.03(A)(1), a felony of the first degree. Brammer filed a timely notice of
appeal with this Court on October 2... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

William P. Stickrod v. State of Indiana

At 6:50 p.m. on December 17, 2016, Officer Grant Leroux of the Lafayette Police Department and other officers arrived at a house in Lafayette, Indiana. The house belonged to Stickrod’s mother, but Officer Leroux knew that Stickrod lived there. The officers were there to execute warrants to arrest Stickrod for failing to appear at court hearings in two criminal cases. ... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - IN)

State of Iowa v. Desmond D. Reeves

Brian Filloon lived in a nine by seven foot attachment to a trailer home in
Maquoketa. Filloon’s “self-adopted” family—Billy and Stacy Schick and their son,
Dylan Schick—lived in the trailer. Filloon’s room had a door to the outside and an
opening into the trailer. Filloon owned a television and X-Box gaming system, and
few other material possessions. He had two BB guns und... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - Io)

MICHAEL KELLY vs. STATE OF IOWA

In 2005, Kelly was charged with sexual abuse in the third degree. At the
jury trial in his opening statement, Kelly’s trial counsel set forth the defense’s trial
strategy, stating: “We’re not saying there wasn’t sex. We’re not here today to deny
that [Kelly] had sex with [N.B.]. The question is whether it was consensual sex . .
. .” N.B. testified that she was incapable of ... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - IA)

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)

David Lacagnina v. Comprehend Systems, Inc.

After a 10-day trial, a jury ruled in favor of appellant David Lacagnina on his
claims for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair
dealing against respondents Comprehend Systems, Inc. (Comprehend) and its two
cofounders, Richard Morrison and Jud Gardner. From June 1, 2012 to November 20,
2013, when he was terminated, Lacagnina worked for Compreh... More...
   $0 (08-04-2018 - CA)

United States of America Liu Xuejun and Sun Yu Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, AR - Chinese Nationals Charged with Conspiracy to Steal Rice Technology

Two rice researchers from China have been charged in a conspiracy to steal rice production technology in an alleged attempt to bring this proprietary science back to China.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Liu and Sun on Friday for their involvement in the theft of rice seeds ... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - AR)

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