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United States of America v. Timothy Harris Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY - Armed Heroin and Methamphetamine Trafficker in Pulaski County Sentenced to 480 Months

Timothy Harris, of Louisville, Ky., was sentenced on May 11, 2018 to 40 years in federal prison, by United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, for conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine.

Between 2015 and 2016, Harris imported heroin and methamphetamine into Pulas... More...
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Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - KY)

Lorenzo Emanuel v. The State of Texas

Around 5:00 a.m. on February 28, 2016, an inmate-related disturbance in
the Denton County Jail’s Special Housing Unit delayed distribution of the
inmates’ breakfast trays.2 When inmate Emanuel eventually received his tray, he
complained that his breakfast was cold and requested a “Johnny Sack”—an
alternative inmate meal that is served in a brown paper bag, usually containing a ... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

Brian Thomas Spinks v. The State of Texas

Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department (“BCSD”) Deputy B. Harper, the
complainant, testified that while he was on patrol on April 9, 2016, he was
dispatched to investigate a “suspicious person” walking around a construction site
adjacent to the volunteer fire department and the surrounding neighborhood on
Demi-John Island in Brazoria County, Texas. When Harper arrived at the sce... More...
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United States of America v. Marcus Reese Southern District of Mississippi - Federal Courthouse - Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson, MS - Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm under Project EJECT

Marcus Reese, 38, of Jackson, pled guilty on May 10, 2018 before United States District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On September 8, 2017, law enforcement attempted to execute a search warrant at Marcus Reese’s apartment on O’Bannon Street in J... More...
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Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this toxic tort suit, Rhonda Williams appeals the District Court’s grant of summary judgment against her and in favor of Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (“Mosaic”).
* Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation.
Case: 17-10894 Date Filed: 05/14/2018 Page: 1 of 22
2
Ms. Williams alleged that toxic substances emitted fr... More...
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Larry Anthony Crosley vs State of Florida

The appellant, Larry Anthony Crosley, challenges the trial court’s denial of his Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(b)(2) motion challenging his sentence of life imprisonment based on the trial court’s finding that he qualified as a Prison Releasee Reoffender (PRR). The State has conceded error, and we find that the appellant’s conviction for burglary with assault or battery does not qualif... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Justus Onyiego

In January 2015, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the Appellant for two counts of aggravated rape based upon alternative theories. The indictment alleged the rapes occurred in September 2004, and the Appellant’s jury trial began on June 1, 2016. Although the Appellant does not contest the sufficiency of the evidence, we will summarize the evidence presented at trial.
The thirty-seven-yea... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Gabriel Dotson

On December 16, 2014, a Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. The charge for statutory rape by an authority figure was later dismissed.

The defendant was charged with abusing his biological daughter, G.D.1 At the time of the trial, she was nineteen years old. The victim,... More...
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Jerry Edward Lanier v. State of Tennessee

ADyer County jury convicted the petitioner of two counts of selling more than 0.5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free zone for which he received an effective thirty-year sentence. This Court affirmed the petitioner’s convictions on direct appeal, and our Supreme Court denied his application for permission to appeal. State v. Jerry Edward Lanier, No. W2014-01840-CCA-R3-CD, 2015 WL 3397627, at *1 (Ten... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Dr. Erum Shahab and Waire, LLC d/b/a Ellington Behavloral Health ("EBH") District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Ellington Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinic Pay Over $800,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

DR. ERUM SHAHAB and WAIRE, LLC, doing business as ELLINGTON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (“EBH”), have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments in which they will pay $805,071 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state ... More...
   $805071 (05-14-2018 - CT)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CHRISTOPHER TRUSSELL

In January 2016, Trussell was charged in an eight-count indictment arising
out of allegations by his girlfriend, T.R., that Trussell kidnapped her and sexually and
physically assaulted her. The indictment charged Trussell with two counts of rape, one
count of kidnapping, one count of domestic violence, two counts of endangering children,
one count of disrupting public service... More...
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State of Ohio v. Michael Jividen

On October 26, 1990, appellant pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated
murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and
escape. The charges were contained in three separate case numbers. In case No. CR
199005104B, appellant pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and grand theft of a motor
vehicle. A nolle prosequi was entered at sentencing a... More...
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Mark Burns v. Daniel P. Martuscello, Jr., et al. Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

12 Plaintiff‐Appellant Mark Burns appeals from a February 10, 2015 decision
13 and order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
14 York (Kahn, J.), adopting the report‐recommendation of the magistrate judge
15 (Hummel, M.J.) in its entirety, and granting summary judgment to defendants.
16 Burns brought several Section 1983 claims, alleging ... More...
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Bryan Blue v. California Office of the Inspector General

This appeal challenges the trial court’s partial denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed

1 Undesignated statutory references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. SLAPP is
an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”
2
at causes of action arising out of the manner in which... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. Robert Lee Tucker

On July 28, 2016, Robert Lee Tucker stole merchandise totaling $305.10
from the Walmart store in Perrysburg, Ohio. He pushed a shopping cart filled with this
merchandise to the front of the store and presented the store greeter with a phony receipt.
When she questioned him about items that did not appear on the receipt, he ran the cart
out the doors and across the parking lot... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TANNER D. HOPKINS

This case arises from the January 13, 2015 assault suffered by Chaenin
Taylor. At the time of the assault, Taylor was seven-months pregnant. As a result of
the assault, the fetus died.
{¶ 3} Following an investigation, Hopkins was indicted on one count of murder
(purposeful) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), one count of involuntary manslaughter in
violation of R.C. 2903... More...
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STATE OF ARIZONA v. VINCENT JOSEPH GUARINO

To secure membership in the Aryan Brotherhood, a criminal gang, Defendant Vincent Guarino (“Guarino”) sought to murder Chad Rowe. Accompanied by his brother Frank Guarino (“Frank”), Guarino went to a home in north Phoenix. Guarino entered, found Chad, and brought him out at gunpoint. The three men drove away in a truck. Chad’s body was later found in a residential street. He had been stabbed ... More...   $0 (05-13-2018 - AZ)

STATE OF UTAH v. MICHAEL BINKS Utah Supreme Court

Michael Binks was convicted of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. In this appeal he challenges the denial of his motion to suppress the evidence that formed the basis for his conviction. We affirm. ¶2 When officers stopped Binks’s vehicle, they had at least reasonable suspicion to investigate two traffic violations and possible drug possession. And when the officers approached the vehicl... More...   $0 (05-13-2018 - UT)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Thompson Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Lockport Man Pleads Guilty For His Role In Narcotics Conspiracy

Joseph Thompson, 68, of Lockport, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 40 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing fentanyl. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maxi... More...
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Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES MONROE COX

In 2013 and 2015, while serving a state prison sentence in Virginia, Cox wrote and
mailed three graphic, disturbing letters. In the letters, Cox threatened to rape and kill
judges and prosecutors in the Southern District of Texas, a judge in the Western District
of Missouri, and judges in the Eastern District of Virginia. The government charged Cox
with three violations of 18... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - VA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ‐v.‐ ELVIN HILL, A/K/A ELTON,  UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS  FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT

Fredy Cuenca was a livery cab driver in New York City.  One afternoon, 
on June 29, 1997, he received a call from his dispatcher requesting a pickup in the 
Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.  Two young men, Elvin Hill and Rhan 
Powell, entered Cuenca’s cab.  According to Powell, as they were reaching the 
destination, Cuenca quoted the fare price, $10, which was higher than Hill a... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - )

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS GLENN CONDER

Travis Conder and Shanda Britton were married on July 18, 2015, in Wamego, Kansas. They celebrated with their friends and family at the reception until about midnight. Attendees drank alcohol socially at the reception, as did Conder, Shanda, Tyrel Britton (Conder's brother-in-law), and Rose Britton (Conder's mother-in-law).

The family headed back to the home of Shanda's parents, where ... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

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