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Monster Energy Company v. Bruce L. Schechter

When a settlement agreement provides that the “[p]laintiffs and their counsel
agree” to keep the terms of the agreement confidential, and when the plaintiffs’ counsel
signs the agreement under the words, “Approved as to form and content,” can the
plaintiffs’ counsel be liable to the defendant for breach of the confidentiality provision?
We answer this question, “No.”

FACT... More...
   $0 (08-14-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES F. COYLE

On February 1, 2017, Coyle’s wife, Erin Coyle, filed a report with the Butler Township Police Department in which she alleged that, the night before, Coyle had physically abused and forcibly restrained her in their residence during a protracted marital dispute; she also alleged that, during a previous dispute on January 23, 2017, Coyle had destroyed a laptop computer belonging to her employer.... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MARK HILL

On January 27, 2017, Cincinnati Police Officer John Neal was
dispatched to Emming Street to investigate a report of a brick thrown at a house. He
took a statement from the complainants for criminal damaging. While Neal was
investigating on Emming Street, Officers Stavale and Pierson responded
independently to Coon Alley to investigate a possible suspect.
{¶4} When Stav... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROGER LANTER

On June 17, 2016, the Cincinnati police were dispatched to a home on
William Howard Taft Road after a reported breaking and entering. The victim, an
86-year-old woman, lived alone. She had left her home for church around 12:00
p.m. and returned after mass had ended at 12:30 p.m. Upon her return, she noticed
that window panes on her backdoor were broken and that the door was ... More...
   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. WILLIS REESE

Defendant Willis Reese was charged with several offenses, including aggravated vehicular hijacking (720 ILCS 5/18-4(a)(3) (West 2006)), vehicular invasion (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1 (West 2006)), attempted armed robbery (720 ILCS 5/8-4, 18-2 (West 2006)), and escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6 (West 2006)). The public defender was appointed to represent defendant, but defendant subsequently informed the trial court... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

Diamonte William Baker v. State of Indiana

Baker met Stephanie Miller in September 2016. They began a romantic relationship, and Baker moved into Miller’s apartment the following month. On January 22, 2017, after the pair had an argument, Miller tried to exit the apartment. However, Baker blocked her by standing in front of the door. When Miller turned her back on Baker, he stabbed her in the back with “a survival knife.” Tr. Vol... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

Thomas E. St. Pierre v. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this appeal following the District Court’s dismissal of Appellant Thomas E. St. Pierre’s class action complaint, we consider a matter of first impression among the Courts of Appeals: whether unpaid highway tolls constitute the type of “debt” that could support a consumer claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because we conclude they do not, we will affirm.
I. Background1
A... More...
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James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other... More...
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Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - CA)

Garrell "Gary" McCutcheon Jr., and Melissa K. McCutcheon v. Pavco Trucking Co. Inc., and Titan Transfer, Inc.

Pavco Trucking Company, Inc. (“Pavco”), operated a trucking company in
Clarksville, Indiana. Pavco employed the McCutcheons to haul freight by
truck. Pavco terminated the McCutcheons’ employment on February 14, 2014.
[3] On March 1, 2014, Titan and Pavco executed the Purchase Agreement which
enumerated a number of Pavco’s assets that would be transferred to Titan in
exch... More...
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Andrea Watson Davidson v. The State of Texas

In or around 2000, appellant was employed by Kalsi Engineering1 as an accountant, performing day-to-day activities with accounts receivable and accounts payable. Kalsi Engineering was owned by Manmohan Kalsi, Ph.D., and his wife. Appellant’s duties included preparing checks based on customer invoices, presenting checks to management2 for signature, and tracking inventory for the seal division. A... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Lonnie Martin Williams v. The State of Texas

On June 1, 2017, Williams was indicted for two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of possession of a substance in penalty group one in an amount less than a gram. See id. § 29.03, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). The two aggravated robbery counts were enhanced due to Williams’s prior felony conviction. On October 16, 2017, the case was c... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Dre Jacobo v. The State of Texas

Following his guilty plea, appellant was placed on deferred-adjudication community supervision for a period of ten years. The State later filed an “Original Motion to Revoke Probation.” The motion alleged that appellant committed several violations of his community supervision conditions, including failing to: comply with sex offender registration requirements; report to his probation officer; ... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. John William Cranney, a/k/a Jack Cranney District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Former Belmont Resident Sentenced for $6 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

A former Belmont resident was sentenced on August 9, 2018 in federal court in Boston in connection with a decade-long Ponzi-style investment scheme in which he defrauded 15 investors of over $6 million.

John William Cranney, a/k/a Jack Cranney, 77, of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. Distr... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Katie Stygles United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Manchester, VT - Katie Stygles Sentenced For Defrauding Bradford Employer

Katie Stygles, 29, of Piermont, New Hampshire, was sentenced on August 9, 2018 in United States District Court in Rutland to five years of probation following her guilty plea to a charge of credit card fraud. Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Stygles pay restitution totaling $71,583. More...
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Lara Carlson v. University of New England District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

The district court entered
summary judgment against Dr. Lara Carlson, a faculty member, on
her claim of retaliation under Title VII and the Maine Human Rights
Act (MHRA) against her employer, the University of New England
(UNE). Carlson alleges that, after she complained to UNE about
sexual harassment by her department chair and supervisor, Dr. Paul
Visich, the school retal... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - ME)

Jan C. Torres-Pagan v. Commissioners, Social Security Administration (Nancy A. Berryhill) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this Social Security
benefits opinion, Jan Torres-Pagán ("Torres-Pagán") appeals from
the District Court's order upholding an administrative law judge's
("ALJ") conclusion that, although he had previously been eligible
for Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") benefits as a child, he
was ineligible for the same as an adult. Because we believe the
record before the ALJ was... More...
   $0 (08-12-2018 - MA)

The State of Texas v. Ramiro Garcia Lopez Jr.

Gilberto Garces was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds around 7:30 p.m. on April 6, 2016. Garces’s body was located in a rural area of Mercedes; his hands were bound with electrical wire.1 A search warrant was issued April 8, 2016, for Mid-Valley Tire Shop seeking: any and all firearms, any and all unknown make and caliber ammunition and/or spent casings, projectiles, and/or shrapnel, an... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Donna Kay Steggall v. The State of Texas

In her first issue, Steggall complains that this Court should reinstate factual sufficiency review and find that the evidence was factually insufficient for her to have committed the offenses for which she was convicted. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in Brooks v. State, 323 S.W.3d 893, 912 (Tex. Crim. App. 2010), abandoned the factual-sufficiency standard in criminal cases. Brooks v. ... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Robyn Dale Murphy, Jr., aka Robin Dale Murphy, Jr. v. Exeter Finance Corp.

On or about June 26, 2014, Murphy entered into a written Retail Sales Contract, Simple Finance Charge Agreement with Excel Pre-Owned Super Center to purchase a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. Excel assigned the contract to Exeter. Murphy paid $17,330.00 for the truck, making a $1,000.00 down payment with the remaining principal amount of $16,330.00 to be financed at an equivalent rate of 20.6%, r... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

John Nathan Cavaness v. The State of Texas

On May 20, 2016, eighty-seven-year-old Emmajo Wallace was turning left into a post
office when she was hit by Cavaness’s vehicle. It is undisputed that this vehicle was traveling at
approximately seventy miles per hour prior to its driver braking in an attempt to avoid the collision.
Wallace’s vehicle spun into the parking lot of the post office and was ultimately totaled due to the... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Jameka Coffey Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, MS - Mississippi Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

A Starkville, Mississippi tax return preparer pleaded guilty on August 10, 2018 to aiding and assisting in the preparation and filing of a false tax return.

According to documents and information provided to the court, from early 2012 through April 2016, Jameka Coffey managed ABS Tax Services, a ta... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - MS)

Michael Colaco v. Cavotec SA

Michael Colaco, and April Barry appeal from the judgment entered against them in this action
arising from Inet’s sale of its assets to respondents Cavotec SA and Cavotec Inet US, Inc.
(collectively Cavotec). Colaco was Inet’s sole shareholder and its chief executive officer
and Barry was Inet’s director of administration. After the transaction, Colaco became
Cavotec Inet US, Inc.’s... More...
   $0 (08-11-2018 - CA)

Jimmy Wayne Cook v. The State of Texas

During a late-night delivery on December 30, 2015, delivery truck driver Cook,
complained to receiving dock worker Christopher Cowan about his ex-girlfriend, later identified
as Jessica. Cowan, who did not know Cook or Jessica, characterized the things Cook said about
Jessica as “horrible.” According to Cowan, Cook seemed particularly angry that Jessica was in a
new relations... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

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