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L.G. v. M.B.

Defendant M.B. appeals from the trial court’s denial of her
motion to dismiss under the “anti-SLAPP” statute (Code Civ.
Proc., § 425.16).1 Plaintiff and respondent L.G. is the former
nanny for M.B. and M.B.’s ex-husband, S.B.2 Respondent filed
this action against Appellant for defamation, invasion of privacy,
and intentional infliction of emotional distress based upon
state... More...
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Ex parte Jesse Andrew Lopez

After appellant’s arrest on March 4, 2017, a Fort Bend County Grand Jury
issued a true bill of indictment, accusing appellant of committing the felony offenses
of aggravated sexual assault1 and burglary of a habitation.2 The trial court set
appellant’s bond at $50,000.00. On June 20, 2017, appellant filed an application for
a writ of habeas corpus, asserting that his confinem... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. STEPHEN LAVON HENRY

Stephen Henry appeals the district court's decision to revoke his probation and require him to serve his underlying prison sentence. Henry suggests that the district court should have given him another chance at probation rather than send him to prison.

But the district court found that Henry absconded from probation, and that gave the district court the option of sending Henry to se... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ALRENDA SEBASTIAN

On August 25, 2017, Sebastian pled no contest to making a false writing, a severity level 8 nonperson felony, pursuant to a plea agreement. Under the terms of the
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plea agreement, the State agreed to join Sebastian's motion for a downward durational departure of 10 months' imprisonment based on Sebastian's acceptance of responsibility.

At sentencing on September 26, 2017, Seb... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CODY A. RIECHERS

On January 22, 2016, Riechers came to the dispatch window at the Clay County Law Enforcement Center just before 4 a.m. and spoke with the dispatcher, Officer Keith Myers, asking if law enforcement were looking for him. Myers noted that Riechers appeared intoxicated as he was making nonsensical statements, he smelled heavily of alcohol, and he was leaning against the counter. Myers called the on-du... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS MONTEZ JOHNSON

On the evening of February 20, 2016, Jaron Sanders invited Dominique Shugart and her cousin, Shavontee Heally, over to his house. When the women arrived, approximately 12 other guests were already there, including Travis Johnson and Terrance Harvell. Sanders was flirtatious and friendly with Heally. Shugart invited another friend, Regina Stuart, to the party, and she arrived when she got off work.... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRIAN ADAM NAMBO

On the night of August 10, 2016, INTRUST Bank Security Officer Daniel Baird was viewing a monitor displaying pictures from security cameras located at various bank branches. In doing so, Baird observed a white man in a white shirt and blue jeans knocking over trashcans near the bank located at Water Street and Douglas Avenue in Wichita. Baird then watched as the man jumped into a fountain on the b... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Monica Morgan Glass Office Floor Mats

Detroit, MI - Wife of Former UAW Vice President Sentenced to Prison for Criminal Tax Fraud

The wife of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release and a fine of $25,000 on July 13, 2018 based on her conviction for felony tax fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.

Joining in the announceme... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. NICHOLAS WAYNE FAGLIE

On January 25, 2016, Kristopher Schultz was at Charlie's Place, a bar in Emporia, Kansas. Schultz' friend, Christopher Walburn, was drinking with him in the bar. Faglie also went to Charlie's Place that night with his friend, Dustin Dingman. During the evening, the four men—Schultz, Walburn, Faglie, and Dingman—were drinking shots and other alcoholic beverages at the bar. The bartender noticed som... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

Teresa Barry v. James P. O'Grady Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Teresa Barry, a judicial administrative assistant, sued three judges and two employees of the Franklin County Municipal
Court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming retaliation in violation of the Free Speech Clause of the
First Amendment and gender discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the
Fourteenth Amendment. The defendants moved for summary judgment, and the distr... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. GENE R. KALINE

In the early morning hours of September 22, 2016, a homeowner in Pennington County contacted the Rapid City Police Department and asked that officers remove her son and a woman named Kasey Sybert from her home. The homeowner asserted that there was an active warrant for Sybert’s arrest. The homeowner did not indicate how many people were in the home at the time, but responding officers understoo... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - SD)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN TIMOTHY CANNON, a/k/a Mr JT,

Cannon argues that the district court abused its discretion in denying his pretrial motion for a reliability hearing. Cannon’s opening brief merely incorporates by reference his district court pleadings, a tactic of which we have disapproved. See Fed. R. App. P. 28(a)(8)(A); Wahi v. Charleston Area Med. Ctr., Inc., 562 F.3d 599, 607 (4th Cir. 2009); McCarver v. Lee, 221 F.3d 583, 588 n.1 (4t... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - Nc)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - v - EDWIN HERNANDEZ, AKA Scooby, AKA Masacre

The present prosecution arises out of shootings on October 23, 2011, in 3 Central Islip, New York, in which Robert Faber and Curtis Williams were injured. 4 The operative indictment charged Hernandez in six counts, three with respect to each 5 victim. Counts Four and Five alleged that Hernandez, for the purpose of gaining 6 entrance to, and maintaining or increasing his position in, MS-13, atte... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v-ALVAUN THOMPSON, AKA LP, AKA Legit Pimp, AKA AT

Because Thompson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury  trial, we “draw the facts from the evidence presented at trial, viewed in the light most  favorable to the government.” United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63, 69 n.8 (2d Cir. 2017)  (internal quotation marks omitted).  Thompson began his relationship with the two minor female victims of concern  here—identified as M1 and M2... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
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DELANO ALFONCA JONES v. STATE OF FLORIDA Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal

Delano Alfonca Jones appeals the trial court’s order denying his motion to return
property seized by the police at the time of his arrest. The State concedes error except
as to the single firearm discharged by Jones resulting in the charges against him... More...
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Jose Sardinas vs. Daniel Junior, Director, Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, and The State of Florida Third District Court of Appeal

Mr. Sardinas was arrested on January 15, 2018 and charged with aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. Since that time, Mr. Sardinas has failed to comply
with the conditions of his pretrial release on at least three separate occasions. His
most recent arrest stems from an alias capias issued on December 4, 2015 and
served on June 15, 2018.
On June 24, 2018, Mr. Sardina... More...
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DAVID JOHN JONES vs STATE OF FLORIDA SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL

In 2013 Jones entered a negotiated plea to traveling to seduce/solicit/entice a child to commit a sex act (count two), in violation of section 847.0135(4)(a), Florida Statutes (2012), and to transmission of material harmful to minors (count three), in violation of section 847.0138(2), Florida Statutes (2012). He was sentenced to 25.05 months' prison followed by six years' probation on both counts... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

Carl Lewis Burns vs State of Florida

Appellant admitted in his recorded pre-trial confession, and at trial, that he was aware that the victim had been sexually abused previously by two separate men including her biological father, giving rise to legal proceedings culminating in her adoption into Appellant’s family. The victim testified that after Appellant and his wife adopted her, Appellant raped her two or three times a week for ov... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Grady Dewayne Carroll

On July 15, 2013, the Appellant pled guilty to Class E felony reckless endangerment and Class E felony evading arrest. He also pled guilty to reckless driving and driving on a suspended license, Class B misdemeanors. The Appellant received concurrent four-year sentences as a Range II, multiple offender for each felony conviction and six months for each misdemeanor conviction for a total effectiv... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

Edgar Ray Bettis v. State of Tennessee

On April 1, 2011, the Petitioner strangled the victim, who was the manager of the trailer park where he lived, after striking her repeatedly with an ashtray. He was charged with premeditated first degree murder, felony murder, and theft of the victim’s automobile. The Petitioner argued that the homicide occurred in self-defense after the elderly victim became confused about his identity and atta... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Roy Lee Branner

In case number 13716, the Defendant was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, and one count of violation of the implied consent statute. In case number 13717, he was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of evading arrest, one count o... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

Stephanie Ann Cole v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner was indicted for and pled guilty to the first degree premeditated murder of the victim, Louis Tammaro, receiving a life sentence. At the plea hearing, the
State proffered the factual basis for the Petitioner’s guilty plea. The State asserted, through the testimony of Agent Dan Friel of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, that on June 20, 2014, the Petitioner’s neighbor wen... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Darrin Paul Deckard

On December 15, 2014, the Defendant was convicted of theft of property valued over $1,000 and sentenced to four years of supervised probation. We glean from the record that this conviction arose from a guilty plea involving other convictions and resulting in an effective six-year sentence. The only judgment form included in the record on appeal is for the theft conviction, and on appeal, the Def... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

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