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State of Missouri v. Phillip Douglas and Jennifer M. Gaulter Jackson County Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

The state appeals from the circuit court’s order sustaining the defendants’ motions
to suppress all evidence seized pursuant to a warrant authorizing search of a residence for
stolen items. The state admits an officer submitted a prepared search warrant form, which
was then executed by a circuit judge, authorizing a search for any deceased human fetus
or corpse despite the fact the... More...
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Jennifer Debuhr v. Warren M. Hern District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Jury Finds In Favor of Doc In Medical Malpractice Case

Jennifer Debuhr sued Dr. Warren M. Hern on a medical negligence (medical malpractice) theory claiming that she received substandard care from the Defendant who performed at late-term abortion on her and, as a direct result, she can no longer have children. She had to have a hysterectomy to remove a portion of the fetus' ... More...
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John Lipsey v. United States of America, et al. Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Urbana, Illinois

In this appeal, John Lipsey seeks
relief on behalf of his minor daughter J.L., for tragic injuries
suffered by J.L. at birth. The district court granted summary
judgment to the defendants, and Lipsey appeals that determination.
The facts underlying the grant of summary judgment are
set forth in detail in the district court opinion, and in relevant
part are as follows. On Ju... More...
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This case stems from an altercation that occurred between appellant and
his girlfriend, Taisha Ramirez, on or about May 25, 2014. On that date, appellant and
Taisha were 20 and 17 years old, respectively. Taisha was approximately seven or eight
months pregnant with appellant’s son. They resided together at the home of Taisha’s
mother, Marilyn Cedeno; Taisha’s brothers, Jose ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - OH)

T.H., a Minor, etc. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation California Supreme Court Building - Sacamento, California

Under California law, a brand-name drug manufacturer has a duty to warn
of known or reasonably knowable adverse effects arising from an individual’s use
of its drug. (See Stevens v. Parke, Davis & Co. (1973) 9 Cal.3d 51, 65.) In this
case, we examine whether — and if so, under what circumstances — a brandname
drug manufacturer may be sued under a theory of “warning label” liability... More...
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Ronald Curry v. State of Tennessee Ronald K Curry - Registered Sex Offender

On December 17, 2013, the petitioner, who was twenty-one at the time of the offense, pled guilty to rape of a child for which he received a sentence of twenty-five
years in confinement to be served at 100%. The facts underlying the plea, as explained by the State, were as follows:
Had this matter gone to trial, the State’s proof would have been that on July 23[], 2012, Memphis Police Dep... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - TN)

State of Wisconsin v. Dan J. Dopp Milwaukee County Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Jury Finds Man Mentally Ill When He Committed Triple Murder

The State of Wisconsin charged Dan Popp with three counts of first-degree intentional homicide for killing Mai Vue and Phia Vue and Jesus Panso-Perez.

Popp claimed insanity as his defense.

Count No.



1st-Degree Intentional Homicide
<... More...
   $0 (11-10-2017 - WI)

Amal Eghnayem, et al. v. Boston Scientific Corporation Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this products liability suit, Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) appeals from various orders and a final judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Amal Eghnayem. Eghnayem alleged substantial injuries caused by the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, a transvaginal mesh prescription medical device manufactured and sold by BSC. She initially filed suit in the Southern District of West Virginia as part o... More...   $0 (10-21-2017 - FL)

State of Illinois v. Juan Torres Circuit Courthouse - Cook County, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Jury Finds Streamwood Man Guilty of Sexual Assault

The State of Illinois charged Juan Torres, age 47, with three counts of sexual assault and as a result of having had sex with a 14-year-old girl who became pregnant as a result of the sexual activity.

The victim miscarried and DNA analysis of the fetal remains showed that it was 99.99% certain that Defendant was t... More...
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Victor Duarte v. Pacific Specialty Insurance Company

Not long after Victor Duarte bought an insurance policy from Pacific Specialty
Insurance Company (Pacific) to cover a rental property he owned, he was sued by his
tenants. When Pacific refused to defend him against the tenants’ claims, Duarte sued
Pacific, seeking, among other things, a declaration that Pacific was required to defend
him in the tenant suit. The trial court granted ... More...
   $0 (06-30-2017 - CA)


The relevant facts on appeal are as follows. During voir dire, Appellant’s attorney sought to question the prospective jurors about their attitudes regarding a black defendant who was accused of murdering a white victim. She began, “[s]o the one thing I didn’t mention, though, the other day was that the alleged victim in the case is—.” She was about to say “white,” but the prosecutor objected t... More...   $0 (04-14-2017 - FL)


In 2013, Scroggs and her husband Matthew Scroggs ("Matthew")2 were living in
Pleasant Hill, Missouri with their three children. During the summer, Matthew's mother,
Melinda Brown ("Brown") was caring for the children at her home a couple hours away
from Pleasant Hill. In early June of 2013, Brown took the three children to visit Pleasant
Hill. Brown noticed that Scroggs appe... More...
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Lee went to Laos in 2010 to meet and marry M.V. When Lee brought
M.V. to the United States in June 2011, Lee’s former wife, O.L.,2 was still living
with him and was pregnant with his child. M.V. did not speak, read, or write
English and had no relatives in the United States.
In April 2012, M.V. called police and reported Lee had beaten her. Lee
was arrested, and M.V... More...
   $0 (02-22-2017 - IA)

Lydia Patricia Bergstrom v. Associates for Women's Health of Southern Oregon, LLC

Plaintiff appeals a general judgment in favor of
defendant. Plaintiff, Lydia Bergstrom, is the mother of a
minor son, Garin, and she filed this lawsuit as a conservator
on his behalf.1 Defendant Associates for Women’s Health of
Southern Oregon, LLC, is an obstetrics clinic that provided
plaintiff with prenatal care and assisted with the delivery of
Garin. Plaintiff sued def... More...
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Braylon Seifert v. Kay M. Balink, M.D.

This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals.1 The court of
appeals affirmed a judgment and an order of the Circuit Court
for Grant County, Craig R. Day, Judge, in favor of the
plaintiff, Braylon Seifert (by his guardian ad litem, Paul
Scoptur, and his parents, Kimberly Seifert and David Seifert)
and aga... More...
   $1750000 (01-20-2017 - WI)

Curtis Bacon v. State of Indiana

The facts underlying Bacon’s convictions were set forth by this court in Bacon’s
direct appeal as follows:
On the night of December 4, 2010, Nick’s Nightclub in West Lafayette, Indiana, hosted a party attended by over two hundred people. At approximately 1:00 a.m. on December 5, 2010, a group which included Dion Parker, Drew Harris, Clarence Stephens, and Antwain Harrison arrived at the... More...
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D.B., a mentally and physically incapacitated woman living at a Des
Moines-area group home, was treated at Mercy Hospital for weight loss, gagging,
and digestive issues. It was discovered D.B. was twenty weeks pregnant. The
pregnancy was terminated per the direction of D.B.’s guardian. Police sought
DNA samples of all males with access to D.B., including Mbonyunkiza, a
... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Joseph Richard Cyr

Oklahoma City, OK - Defendant Sentenced To Life In Prison For Fatal Stabbing of Woman and Fetus

The State of Oklahoma charged Joseph Richard Cyr, age 35, with two counts of first-degree murder in violation of 21 O.S. 701.1 for stabbing and killing Jaymie Adams, age 25, her unborn child.

Title 21 O.S. 701.1 provides:

A. A person commits murder in the first degre... More...
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State of Ilaho v. William James Agnew

Twin Falls, ID - Defendant Found Not Guilty of Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon

The State of Idaho charged William James Agnew, age 55, with assault and batter with aggravated battery (knife) as a result of an incident on May 7, 2016 outside a Jefferson Street Apartment in Twin Falls. During the confrontation, Raymond Stark was stabbed by Agnew. The problem arose when Agnew w... More...
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Bernie C. Harmon v. State of Indiana

Harmon and his wife, Melissa Harmon (“Melissa”) (collectively “the
Harmons”) lived in Crawford County, Indiana with their biological son, K.H.,.
and biological daughter, W.H. The Harmons drove school buses and operated a
car repair shop near their home. In 2005, the Harmons became foster parents to
five children1 (“the Children”). C.H.2, S.H.3, and C.A.H., 4 who were biological... More...
   $0 (10-20-2016 - IN)


Following a period of escalating tension between Bryant A. Seba and others, Seba fired nine shots toward those with whom he had been fighting. He killed a pregnant bystander and repeatedly shot one of the men, resulting in the man's paralysis. The State charged Seba with two counts of first-degree premeditated murder. One of Seba's two first-degree premeditated murder counts was based on Alexa's l... More...   $0 (10-01-2016 - KS)

State of Nebraska v. Eric Benavides

Section 29-2204.02 is a new statute created by L.B. 605.4
In relevant part, § 29-2204.02 requires a sentence of probation
for a defendant convicted of a Class IV felony unless
an exception applies and the court states its reasoning on
the record:
(2) If the criminal offense is a Class IV felony, the
court shall impose a sentence of probation unless:
(a) The defendant is... More...
   $0 (09-30-2016 - NE)

Nathaniel W. Dickey v. State of Indiana

Dickey was in a relationship with Robin Handley. On the evening of April 18,
2015, Dickey was at Handley’s house, and they were drinking, listening to
music, and visiting with Handley’s family. After Handley’s brother left,
Handley told Dickey that he needed to leave because she had to get up early for
an appointment. Dickey knocked Handley to the floor, and he repeatedly More...
   $0 (09-18-2016 - IN)

The People of the State of California v. Juan Manuel Tello

Modesto, CA - Defendant Found Not Guilty at End of Second Trial for Murder

The States of California charged Juan Manuel Tello with first-degree murder for killing Robert Ruvalcaba, age 38, who was found dead in an alley in west Modesto in 2011. The State claimed that Tello killed Ruvalcaba for asking to be paid an outstanding debt for drugs.

California Penal Code Title 8
   $0 (09-17-2016 - CA)

Latroy Maxwell v. State of Indiana

In April of 2015, N.G. lived in Lafayette with her four children. She had
obtained a no-contact order against Maxwell, who was the father of one of the
children. On April 23, 2015, at around 10:00 p.m., N.G. answered a knock at her door to
find Maxwell standing there holding a case of beer. He handed N.G. the beer
and stated that he would be back, then took off down the stre... More...
   $0 (08-27-2016 - IN)

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