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STORMONT-VAIL HEALTHCARE, INC. and STORMONT-VAIL, INC., v. THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS for JACKSON COUNTY, KANSAS v. COREY MELLENBRUCH

At about 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning in 2012, Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Swisher saw a car run through a stop sign in the small town of Netawaka. Swisher turned on his flashing lights and stopped the car.

But after a short time—and before Swisher even got out of his patrol car—the other driver sped off. Swisher pursued—across a field, onto a county road, and across a highwa... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CRAIG PITTMAN

This appeal reflects Defendant Craig Pittman's latest effort to challenge his convictions and sentences for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sodomy, and several other crimes—an ongoing endeavor that has regularly occupied him since a Johnson County District Court jury found him guilty 18 years ago. We find the district court incorrectly resentenced Pittman to 117 months in prison on the ... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

Alysia Webb v. City of Riverside

Petitioner Alysia Webb1 (Webb) filed a verified petition for writ of mandate in
superior court alleging the City of Riverside (Riverside) violated Propositions 26 and 218
when it began transferring additional revenue from electric utility reserve fund accounts
into the general fund without approval by the electorate. Webb contends the court
improperly dismissed her case without lea... More...
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William Walley v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with two counts of aggravated sexual assault against K.C.1 The indictment alleged that Appellant intentionally and knowingly caused the penetration of (1) the sexual organ of K.C., a person who was then and there a disabled individual, by the defendant’s sexual organ, without the consent of K.C., and (2) the mouth of K.C., a person who was then and there a disabled indi... More...   $0 (05-11-2018 - TX)

Rakeem Levon Rhodes v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with capital murder. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. At trial, the evidence showed that late in the evening of June 12, 2013, Appellant and A.N.1 walked to the home of Albert Hodge. A.N. stayed behind while Appellant approached the door. Appellant knocked on the door, paused, and knocked again. When Hodge opened the door, A... More...   $0 (05-11-2018 - TX)

David Grantham v. The State of Texas Tenth Court-Appeals

David Grantham appeals from a conviction for the offense of engaging in
organized criminal activity, for which he was sentenced to twenty-seven (27) years in
prison after pleading true to two enhancements. TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. §§ 71.02, 12.42(d)
(West 2011). Grantham complains that his plea was not voluntary because he was not
properly admonished on the appropriate range of p... More...
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Michael Montanez v. Jorge Carvajal, Todd Raible, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Police officers interrupt what they reasonably believe to be a residential burglary and detain two suspects just outside the house. Having done so, can the
* Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, sitting by designation.
Case: 16-17639 Date Filed: 05/09/2018 Page: 1 of 19
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officers thereafter lawfully enter the home—without a warrant, an... More...
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Jerold W. Leatherman v. State of Indiana

On February 27, 2017, Sergeant Justin Dodd (“Sgt. Dodd”) of the Bedford
Police Department and Detective Chris Roberts (“Det. Roberts”) of the
Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department were investigating a tip regarding
possible drug dealing and prostitution near Frank Street in Mitchell, Indiana.
While patrolling the area in an unmarked vehicle, the two officers saw
... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Joshua Thidor Cross

This case relates to the Defendant’s December 1, 2016 guilty plea to two counts of theft of property valued at more than $500 but less than $1000. See id. §§ 39-14-103; 39-14-105. The two counts merged into a single count of theft by operation of law.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, the trial court determined the length of the Defendant’s sentence at a sentencing hearing.
Guilty ... More...
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Antonio L. Freeman v. State of Tennessee Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

In July 2010, the Petitioner was being housed in the Sumner County Jail while awaiting trial in another case. During a search of his cellon July 9, officers found Xanax and Soma pills hidden in a package of Ramen Noodles. In November 2010, the Sumner County Grand Jury indicted the Petitioner for one count of possessing contraband in a penal facility, a Class C felony. The trial court appointed ... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

Jamie Lee Bledsoe v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

After a jury found Jamie Lee Bledsoe guilty of burglary of a building and made findings
that he had two prior felony convictions, thus enhancing his range of punishment, the trial court
sentenced him to twenty years’ imprisonment. Bledsoe appeals, claiming improper sentence
enhancement based on insufficient notice and insufficient evidence and also claiming fundamental
error b... More...
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Miguel Antonio Atilano v. The State of Texas

The State’s principal witness was S. Gibson, a Patrol Sergeant with the
Somervell County Sheriff’s Department. One night in May 2015, Gibson observed
a motorist who seemed to be having difficulty. The motorist drove his pickup truck
partly onto the shoulder of the road, activated his hazard lights, and traveled much
more slowly than the posted speed limit. The motorist event... More...
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Randy Tindell v. Linda Murphy

Plaintiffs Randy and Linda Tindell bought a single family manufactured home
from defendant Linda Murphy in 2005 for $320,000. Defendant Christine Bradley
provided the appraisal. In 2009 the Tindells were unable to refinance the mortgage
because it is a manufactured home, not a modular home. The Tindells filed a fourth
amended complaint alleging Murphy and Bradley failed to disclose... More...
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Cecelia Roberts Webb, et al. v. City of Maplewood Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Cecelia Roberts Webb and five other motorists have filed a putative class action against the City of Maplewood, Missouri, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming its policy or custom violates their constitutional rights. They assert the City automatically issues an arrest warrant whenever someone ticketed for violating its traffic and vehicle laws fails to pay a fine or appear in court. Once arrested, th... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - MO)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KILEY ANN GUENTHER

Kiley Ann Guenther appeals from a judgment of the trial court revoking her probation in two cases—Wyandotte County case Nos. 14 CR 0535 and 14 CR 1157. She argues that her conduct on probation merited imposition of intermediate sanctions instead of imposition of her underlying sentences. We acknowledge that a trial court is statutorily required to consider the use of a lesser sanction before revok... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TAYLOR ARNETT

After granting a petition for review in this case, the Kansas Supreme Court held that restitution may be ordered against a defendant in a criminal case if the loss to the victim was proximately caused by the crime of conviction. State v. Arnett, 307 Kan. 648, Syl. ¶ 7, 413 P.3d 787 (2018). The court reversed this panel's decision that the State failed to show a sufficient causal connection for res... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - KS)

Gary Lee Beason v. State of Indiana

We summarized the facts of this case in Beason’s direct appeal:
The facts most favorable to the judgment are that on April 18, 1995, Karen Beason took four of her five children to a police substation in Anderson, Indiana. Karen was disoriented and confused and was admitted to the stress unit at Community Hospital. The Madison County Division of Family and Children took custody of the childr... More...
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Aaron Charles Hill v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Sorrells for possession of a controlled substance, a state
jail felony, and the indictment included several enhancement paragraphs. See Tex.
Health & Safety Code Ann. § 481.115(b) (West 2017); Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
12.425 (West Supp. 2017). Sorrells was tried jointly for the offenses of felony
possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault wi... More...
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Mark Anthony Sorrells v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Sorrells for possession of a controlled substance, a state
jail felony, and the indictment included several enhancement paragraphs. See Tex.
Health & Safety Code Ann. § 481.115(b) (West 2017); Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
12.425 (West Supp. 2017). Sorrells was tried jointly for the offenses of felony
possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault wi... More...
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Christopher Alan Martin v. The State of Texas

On the night of September 27, 2015, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper
Lupe Deluna was on patrol in Plainview, Texas. He observed appellant make a left turn
without signaling, and he initiated a stop. Appellant came to a stop in his driveway, which
was less than a block away. Both men exited their vehicles. Deluna informed appellant
that the reason for the stop was h... More...
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Christopher Roberts, et al. v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis,
Congress created the Federal Housing Finance Agency
(the Agency) and authorized it to place into conservatorship
two critical government‐sponsored enterprises—the Federal
National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan
Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Fannie Mae and
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Freddie Mac. 12 U.S.... More...
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Nielsen Contracting, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.


Nielsen Contracting, Inc. and T&M Framing, Inc. (collectively Nielsen) sued
several entities (defendants) alleging these entities fraudulently provided workers'
compensation policies to Nielsen that were illegal and contained unconscionable terms.
Defendants moved to compel arbitration and stay the litigation under an arbitration
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provision in one defendant's contract, t... More...
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Gary Deon Elbeyallen a/k/a Gary Deon Allen v. The State of Texas

In April 2016, Naqibullah Haq owned “Mike’s Discount Food Store,” a
convenience store on East Berry Street in Fort Worth. According to the arresting
officer in this case, Officer James Polyak, Haq’s convenience store was a known
location of loitering, panhandling, and drug transactions. And according to Haq,
Appellant often lingered around the store—as Haq testified at the su... More...
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Herbert Hoover Pratt III v. The State of Texas

Appellant Herbert Hoover Pratt III was arrested pursuant to a warrant after
he answered the front door of his house in response to the police’s knock. Police
discovered cocaine in his pocket during the post-arrest frisk for weapons and
contraband. Pratt was charged with and convicted of possession of a controlled
1See Tex. R. A... More...
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State of Nebraska v. Kirk A. Botts

Botts was charged with possession of a deadly weapon by
a prohibited person under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-1206 (Reissue
2016). Botts’ motion to suppress was denied. Following a jury
trial, Botts was convicted and eventually sentenced to 1 year’s
imprisonment and 1 year of postrelease supervision.
Botts appealed to the Court of Appeals, assigning that the
district court erred i... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - NE)

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