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State of Tennessee v. Tre Desean Bell

On the morning of August 2, 2013, after learning that his ex-girlfriend was in a relationship with the victim, Delano Blair, the Defendant approached and fired several shots at the victim and killed him. The Defendant was indicted by a Davidson County grand jury for first degree murder, and following a jury trial, he was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to six years imprisonment ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Michael Lee Hogan

This case arises from a series of drug transactions police officers conducted using a confidential informant (“CI”), during which the Defendant sold drugs to the CI. Based upon his actions, a Dickson County grand jury issued a presentment, charging the Defendant with, inter alia, one count of the sale of less than 0.5 grams of cocaine and one count of the sale of more than 0.5 grams of cocaine. ... More...   $0 (07-21-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Michael Gene Rushing Southern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Gulfport, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison for Production and Possession of Child Pornography

Michael Gene Rushing, 58, of Jackson, was sentenced on July 19, 2018 by Senior U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee to 210 months to serve, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for producing child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced U. S. Att... More...
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United States of America v. Abdul Karim Bangura, Jr., a/k/a "AJ" Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria, VA - Virginia Man Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking a Minor and Producing Child Pornography

A Virginia man was sentenced today to 186 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for multiple crimes related to the prostitution and exploitation of a 15-year-old minor. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Crim... More...
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Patrick Lafferty v. Wells fargo Bank, N.A.

This is the third appeal that comes to us in this case, which arises out of Patrick
and Mary Lafferty’s purchase of a defective motor home from Geweke Auto & RV
Group (Geweke) with an installment loan funded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A (Wells
Fargo).
In Lafferty v. Wells Fargo Bank (2013) 213 Cal.App.4th 545 (Lafferty I), this
court affirmed in part and reversed in part the actio... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. CARLOS SILVA

We recite the material facts in the light
most favorable to the Commonwealth. The defendant was charged,
inter alia, with multiple counts of indecent assault and battery
on a child under the age of fourteen, in violation of G. L.
c. 265, § 13B, as to four separate alleged victims; the
defendant was also charged with one count of rape of one of the
victims. As discu... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ISRAEL D. LUGO

Israel Lugo appeals his being classified as a sexual predator under the version of
R.C. 2950.09 in effect at the time of the offense. He appeals no other aspect of his convictions
for rape and the unrelated vehicular manslaughter.
{¶2} According to the prosecutor, in 2004, the victim blacked out from her voluntary, but
excessive, consumption of alcohol or drugs. She awoke in ... More...
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State of Ohio v. Dana L. Wenner

On May 19, 2017, an indictment was issued against appellant for grand theft
in violation of R.C. 2913.02(A)(3), a felony of the fourth degree.
{¶ 3} The charge stemmed from appellant repeatedly lying to the victim, Bryan
Hoang, to obtain over $90,000. Specifically, appellant lied about her medical condition
and about needing money to pay her medical expenses, when in reality... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CHRISTOPHER C. REMY

The State’s evidence at trial established the following facts. {¶ 4} In November 2012, Remy, who was then 24 years old, met his wife, Tamara; he moved in with her the following month. The two married in March 2013 and resided in the top half of a duplex in Springfield, Ohio. Tamara has three daughters from a prior relationship: D.C., J.C., and K.C. The girls were six, four, and almost three... More...   $0 (07-20-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Fidal Abdeljawad District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Man Sentenced to Eleven Years for Synthetic Cannabinoid Trafficking Conviction

Fidal Abdeljawad, 51, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced on July 19. 2018 in federal court to 132 months of imprisonment for his conviction on synthetic cannabinoids trafficking charges. Abdeljawad will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence... More...
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Time Warner Cable, Inc. v. County of Los Angeles

Time Warner Cable (Time Warner) operates a cable system
that uses public rights-of-way in Los Angeles to provide cable
television,1 broadband, and telephone services. Time Warner
initially only provided television services. Once changing
technologies enabled broadband and telephone services to be
delivered over cable rights-of-way, Time Warner and many other
cable operators... More...
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United States of America v. Markell Quashan Sweargin District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Texas Man Sentenced in New Mexico to Federal Prison for Transporting Woman Across State Lines for Prostitution

Markell Quashan Sweargin, 20, of Lubbock, Tex., was sentenced this morning in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 30 months in prison for transporting a person in interstate commerce for the purpose of engaging in prostitution. Sweargin will be on supervised ... More...
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United States of America v. Lane Michael Reed District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges Arising out of Northern New Mexico Violent Crime Spree in July 2017 - Plea Agreement Recommends 25-Year Prison Sentence

Lane Michael Reed, 24, of Killeen, Texas, pled guilty on July 19, 2018 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to armed robbery, carjacking and firearms charges arising out of a two-day violent crime spree in Ju... More...
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Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals vs. Deer River Health Care Center and MHA Insurance Co. and Essentia Health-Deer River and Berkley Risk Administrators Co. and Midwest Spine & Brain Institute and Essentia Health

Respondent Janet Hufnagel filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2015 for work
related aggravations to a low-back condition that resulted from an admitted work-related
injury in 2009. At all relevant times, Hufnagel worked at the same job, performing the
same duties, at the same physical location. But between the 2009 injury and the later
aggravations sustained in 2014 and 201... More...
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Gary Clark v. Robert Colbert

This case involves an encounter between law enforcement and a
schizophrenic individual suffering a psychotic episode. Officers from the
Wagoner County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call from Gary Clark’s
brother, who was having troubling restraining him. The Sheriff’s Department, in
turn, requested help from the neighboring Broken Arrow Police Department. The
Broken Arrow... More...
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Vincent McFadden v. State of Missouri

The detailed facts are set out in Mr. McFadden’s prior appeals and will be repeated here only insofar as they are relevant to his postconviction claims. On May 15, 2003, Eva Addison1 was at Maggie Jones’ house on Blakemore in Pine Lawn when Mr. McFadden arrived at the house with a friend.2 Eva and Mr. McFadden had a child together. When Mr. McFadden got out of the car, he kissed the child, ... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - MO)

United States of America v. Raul Efrain Lopez, Jr. District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Boise, ID - Nampa Man Sentenced to Prison on Federal Gun Charge

Raul Efrain Lopez Jr., 36, of Nampa, was sentenced on July 11, 2018 to 92 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Lopez was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise. A federal... More...
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United States of America v. James Andrew Joy Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Spokane, WA - Spokane Valley Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempted Production of Child Pornography

James Andrew Joy, age 29, of Spokane Valley, Washington, was sentenced on July 11, 2018 after having pleaded guilty on April 11, 2018, to Attempted Production of Child Pornography. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Joy to a 15-year term of imprisonment, to be foll... More...
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Steven Morales v. United States of America District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal is one of many tort cases against the government in which we consider the government’s waiver of sovereign immunity. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (the “FTCA”), the court has no jurisdiction over claims “based upon the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise or perform a discretionary function or duty on the part of a federal agency or an employee of the Government . . .... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - AZ)

Lecia L. Shorter v. Leroy D. Baca, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Lecia L. Shorter appeals the district court’s partial grant of summary judgment in favor of the County of Los Angeles, Leroy Baca, Jacqueline Ortiz, and Alejandra Avalos (the County or County Defendants) on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 inadequate medical care claim, and the denial of Shorter’s motion for a new trial on her § 1983 claim based on her classification as mentally ill, her conditions of confine... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Amer Sinan Alhaggagi Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - ISIS Supporter Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Provide Material Support To Foreign Terrorist Organization And Identity Theft

Defendant Admits Creating Twitter and Facebook Accounts For People He Believed Were Supporters of ISIS

Amer Sinan Alhaggagi pleaded guilty today to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization and... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - STEVEN JOSEPH SNYDER

On November 9, 2016, Snyder was indicted by the Ashtabula County Grand Jury for Attempted Burglary, a felony of the third degree, in violation of R.C. 2911.12(A)(1) and R.C. 2923.02(A), in Case No. 2016 CR 000604. On March 16, 2017, he was indicted for Burglary, a felony of the second degree, in violation of R.C. 2911.12(A)(1), in Case No. 2017 CR 00088. On the same date, he was also indicte... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. SHAWN MARTIN THOMAS

On August 3, 2016, Appellant was indicted for attempted rape with the allegation he purposely compelled A.M. to submit to sexual conduct by force or threat of force. See R.C. 2907.02(A)(2); R.C. 2923.02(A). This offense would have been subject to Tier III classification, the highest sex offender label. See R.C. 2950.01(G)(a)(i). Appellant appeared for a plea hearing on November 21, 2016, at w... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CLIFTON J. PANEZICH

In late 2015, a single count complaint was filed in Mahoning County Court Number 4 against Appellant. The complaint alleged Appellant engaged in a pattern of corrupt activity in violation R.C. 2923.22, a first-degree felony, from 2010 through 2015. 12/16/15 Complaint. The complaint was filed as a result of a 2013 investigation by the FBI, Canfield Police Department, and other Northeast Ohio po... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

United States ex rel. Davis, et al. v. Southern SNF Management, Inc., et al., Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mobile, AL - Two Consulting Companies and Nine Affiliated Skilled Nursing Facilities to Pay $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Southern SNF Management, Inc., Rehab Services in Motion d/b/a Dynamic Rehab and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities in Florida and Alabama have agreed to resolve allegations ... More...
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