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James Tran v. State of Indiana

James Tran was charged with ten counts of child molesting for the molestation
of three of his adopted daughters. At his trial on these charges, text messages
from the cell phone belonging to his wife were admitted over his objection. A
jury found Tran guilty as charged. The trial court imposed an aggregate sixty
four-year sentence. This appeal ensued.
Discussion and Dec... 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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State of Iowa v. Prince Nyomah

Prince Nyomah entered Alford pleas1 to second-degree robbery and assault
while participating in a felony, among other things. He now appeals those two
convictions, arguing the convictions should have merged under the merger
doctrine, codified in Iowa Code section 701.9 (2017). That section provides:
No person shall be convicted of a public offense which is necessarily includ... 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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State of Iowa v. Wyatt K. Slinker

A man claimed Wyatt Slinker owed him money. Slinker told the man to get
out of his face, swung at him, and hit him. The man fell to the ground and
eventually died.
The State charged Slinker with involuntary manslaughter and assault
causing serious injury. See Iowa Code §§ 707.5(1)(a), 708.2(4) (2017). Slinker
pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and the State di... More...
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State of Iowa v. Michael Shawn Ball Enticing a minor, supplying alcohol to a minor, indecent exposure, and invasion of privacy.

A.G. was born in October 2000 and the acts she alleged to have occurred
were in and around May 2014. At the time, A.G. lived in Dubuque near L.B., who
lived with her father, Michael Ball,1 and her mother, Beth Ball. A.G. testified she
and L.B. “were like sisters” and they hung out together almost every day.
During the time at issue, A.G. had a personal cell phone with ov... More...
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State of Iowa v. Matthew Lee Murphy Second-degree sexual abuse

The following facts can be gleaned from the evidence presented to the jury.
On February 20, 2016, eleven-year-old A.T. and her older sister, M.T., spent the
night at Murphy’s house. Murphy was a family friend of the girls’ parents after
being engaged to A.T.’s aunt, her mother’s sister. After his fiancé passed away
the families remained close. The girls referred to Murphy a... More...
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WALTER REED vs. STATE OF IOWA and STATE OF IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A federal statute known as Title VI states, “No person in the United States
shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or
activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” See 42 U.S.C. § 2000d (2015). A
federal report cited the Department of Transpo... More...
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DON WYNGARDEN vs. STATE OF IOWA JUDICIAL BRANCH, JOHN WAUTERS, and BRUCE BUTTEL COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

Wyngarden, who was born in 1951, was employed as a juvenile court officer
(JCO) by the Iowa Judicial Branch.1 His immediate supervisor was Bruce Buttel
and Buttel’s supervisor was John Wauters. Wyngarden received an oral reprimand
in November 2007, which was not placed in his file. On October 9, 2008,
Wyngarden received a written reprimand based on Wauters’s determination 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. 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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United States of America v. Jorge Luis Martinez-Hernandez Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Convicted Alien Smuggler Sentenced to 97 Months in Custody for Event that Left Two People Dead

Jorge Luis Martinez-Hernandez, a Mexican citizen with a prior alien smuggling conviction, was sentenced in federal court yesterday to more than eight years in prison for his role in a smuggling incident that left two undocumented immigrants dead.

The sentence was handed ... 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)

Bobby S. Dutta v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Bobby S. Dutta appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment to State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (“State Farm”) on his claim that State Farm violated provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 (“FCRA”). The relevant FCRA provisions require a prospective employer to provide a job applicant with a copy of his consumer credit report, notice of his FCRA rights, and an o... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - CA)

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)

Bernardina Rodriquez v. Taco Bell Corp. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Fresno, California

This case is about the meal breaks that California law
requires an employer provide to employees after they have
worked a certain number of hours. The Plaintiff-Appellant,
Bernardina Rodriguez (“Plaintiff”), was for many years a
restaurant employee of the Defendant-Appellee, Taco Bell
Corp. (“Taco Bell”). During that time Taco Bell offered
thirty-minute meal breaks that wer... More...
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Kathleen Willhite-Michiulis v. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, LLC

Plaintiff Kathleen Willhide-Michiulis was involved in a tragic snowboarding
accident at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. On her last run of the day, she collided with a
snowcat pulling a snow-grooming tiller and got caught in the tiller. The accident resulted
in the amputation of her left leg, several skull fractures and facial lacerations, among
other serious injuries. She and her husba... More...
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ALISE WENNING, et al. v. ADVANCED SPINE JOINT AND WELLNESS CENTER, et al. MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

In May 2014, Alise Wenning began receiving chiropractic care at Defendant
Appellee Advanced Spine Joint and Wellness Center, LLC (“Advanced Spine”) in Medina.
Following a chiropractic treatment on November 13, 2014, while Mrs. Wenning was still in the
lobby, she began experiencing stroke-like symptoms. An ambulance was called and Mrs.
Wenning was taken to a hospital. Subsequ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ROY R. YOUNG, JR.

The facts and initial procedural history of this case were set out in Mr. Young’s
direct appeal. See State v. Young, 9th Dist. Lorain No. 15CA010803, 2017-Ohio-1400. Based
on evidence that Mr. Young had been sexually abusing his then 15-year old stepdaughter since
she was five years old, the grand jury indicted him on three counts of rape, three counts of sexual
battery, and ... More...
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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)

STATE OF OHIO v. PAULENA YOST

In March 2017, the Meigs County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Paulena Yost with one count of felonious assault and one count of domestic violence. Yost initially entered a not-guilty plea to the charges and later entered a plea Meigs App. No. 17CA10 2 of not guilty by reason of insanity. B... More...   $0 (07-18-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. GEORGE FISHER

In January 2016, the Jackson County Grand Jury returned an indictment
charging Fisher with one count of possession of heroin in an amount equal to or
exceeding 250 grams in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), and a major-drug-offender
specification. Fisher, who retained private counsel, entered a plea of not guilty to the
charge. The trial court released Fisher on his own recogniz... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DAVID A. HUDSON, JR.

The Gallia County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging David A.
Hudson, Jr., with one count of possession of heroin and one count of trafficking in
Gallia App. No. 17CA19 2

heroin in an amount exceeding 50 grams but less than 100 grams, both felonies of the
first degree. Hudso... More...
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United States of America v. City of New York City Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - City of New York Agrees to Pay $20.8 Million to Settle Federal Discrimination Charges Made by Registered Nurses

Federal Suit Alleges City Discriminated Against City-Employed Registered Nurses and Midwives by not Recognizing their Work as “Physically Taxing”

Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and Richard P.... More...
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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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