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Rodney Sanchez Lopez v. The State of Texas Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals

Lopez was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin (four grams or more, but
less than 200 grams).1 A jury found him guilty and Lopez was sentenced to fifteen years’
imprisonment. Lopez appeals his conviction based on the trial court’s denial of his (1) motion for
continuance of the trial, and (2) motion to suppress.
The Stop
On July 19, 2013, Trooper John Da... More...
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Edward Tobey v. Brenda Chibucos and Mary Stanton Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

One man’s extradition is another
man’s “kidnapping.” Edward Tobey, the plaintiff here, has
three state-court convictions (one in Illinois and two in Florida)
for possession of child pornography. Tobey also has a penchant
for resisting the conditions of probation placed upon him
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by courts and by his probation officer. In 2013, his tussles with
th... More...
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Charles E. Yeager v. Peter Holt

Defendants Peter Holt, Holt Law Firm, and Bethany Holt (collectively Holt,
except as noted) appeal from an order denying their special motion to strike (also known
as an anti-SLAPP--Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation--motion).1
Peter Holt
and his law firm briefly represented Charles E. and Victoria Yeager (collectively Yeager,
except as noted) and successfully sued... More...
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Joe Villegas v. The State of Texas

Villegas, who has a mild intellectual disability, was indicted for sexual assault of a child in
August 2010. The next month, the trial court ordered an evaluation on Villegas to determine
whether he was competent to stand trial. In November 2010, the trial court signed an agreed
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judgment finding Villegas not competent to stand trial a... More...
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Ex parte John Phillip Devine III

John Phillip Devine III filed this interlocutory appeal challenging the district court’s
order denying a combination motion to quash his indictment and pretrial application for writ of
habeas corpus. In the underlying prosecution, Appellant is charged with five felony offenses: three
counts of sexual assault of a child, one count of indecency with a child by contact, and one count of<... More...
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Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
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Matthew Gary Richardson v. United States of America Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Petitioner Matthew Richardson appeals the district
court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to set aside his sentence, challenging his
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No. 17-5517 Richardson v. United States Page 2
designation as an armed career criminal under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), the Armed Career Criminal
Act (“ACCA”). We AFFIRM.
I. BACKGROUND
In 2012, after attempting to sell a sawed-off shotgu... More...
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Kerrie Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority

Kerrie Reilly lives with her severely disabled adult daughter in housing subsidized
by the Marin Housing Authority (MHA). The family participates in the Housing Choice
Voucher program, commonly known as Section 8, which MHA administers according to
the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD). As a Section 8 participant, Kerrie Re... More...
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Lorenzo Emanuel v. The State of Texas

Around 5:00 a.m. on February 28, 2016, an inmate-related disturbance in
the Denton County Jail’s Special Housing Unit delayed distribution of the
inmates’ breakfast trays.2 When inmate Emanuel eventually received his tray, he
complained that his breakfast was cold and requested a “Johnny Sack”—an
alternative inmate meal that is served in a brown paper bag, usually containing a ... More...
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DOMINO’S PIZZA, LLC. v. YVONNE WIEDERHOLD, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. WIEDERHOLD

In January 2011, Richard Wiederhold swerved into the median to avoid a vehicle
that had pulled out in front of him. His vehicle drifted through the median and back across
the roadway, flipped over once or twice, and came to rest in a ditch. The collision
immediately rendered him a quadriplegic. The other vehicle was driven by Jeffrey Kidd,
who was delivering pizza for Domino... More...
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United States of America v. Alvin Kincerely Law, Jr. Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport, LA - Previously convicted felon sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm

A Shreveport man was sentenced Tuesday to 37 months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm.

Alvin Kincerely Law Jr., 30, of Shreveport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. ... More...
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Montrell Greene v. Greenwood Public School District Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courthouse - Oxford, Mississippi

Greenwood Public School District (GPSD) hired Montrell Greene as superintendent of schools in April 2013. Greene’s contract initially provided for a three-year term of employment. GPSD later extended the contract through June 2018. On January 4, 2016, three members of the GPSD Board of Trustees—Deirdre Mayes, Randy Clark, and Samantha Milton—called a special meeting and voted to terminate Greene’s... More...   $0 (05-15-2018 - MS)

Jorge Fierro v. Landry's Restaurant

Plaintiff Jorge Fierro filed the underlying action against defendant Landry's
Restaurant Inc.,1 seeking remedies for what Fierro alleges to be Landry's' violations of
specified California labor laws and wage orders. Fierro asserts claims on behalf of
himself and on behalf of a class of individuals that he alleges is similarly situated.
Landry's demurred to the complaint on the basi... More...
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ALVIN ARTEAGA vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Alvin Arteaga appeals from a final order denying his motion and amended motion for postconviction relief. Some of the claims in these motions were denied after an evidentiary hearing, while others were denied summarily. We affirm the denial of all
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but one claim without comment. We reverse the summary denial of a single claim for ineffective assistance of counsel based on trial cou... More...
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Christopher Maurice Bell vs State of Florida

Christopher Bell was charged in three separate cases with three separate burglaries. He had three separate trials and got three separate guilty verdicts. He then filed three separate motions for new trial, each raising the same two arguments: (1) that the trial court erred in denying motions for judgment of acquittal and (2) that the verdict was contrary to the weight of the evidence. The presidin... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Gabriel Dotson

On December 16, 2014, a Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. The charge for statutory rape by an authority figure was later dismissed.

The defendant was charged with abusing his biological daughter, G.D.1 At the time of the trial, she was nineteen years old. The victim,... More...
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Jerry Edward Lanier v. State of Tennessee

ADyer County jury convicted the petitioner of two counts of selling more than 0.5 grams of cocaine in a drug-free zone for which he received an effective thirty-year sentence. This Court affirmed the petitioner’s convictions on direct appeal, and our Supreme Court denied his application for permission to appeal. State v. Jerry Edward Lanier, No. W2014-01840-CCA-R3-CD, 2015 WL 3397627, at *1 (Ten... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

STATE OF OHIO vs. Antonio J. Ellison

On September 23, 2015, Ellison was indicted on (1) one count of rape, a violation of R.C. 2907.02 and a felony of the first degree; (2) two counts of kidnapping, violations of R.C. 2905.01 and felonies of the first degree; and (3) one count of abduction, a violation of R.C. 2905.02 and a felony of the third degree. The indictment arose out of
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Ellison's... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. DELVONTA L. MALLORY

Defendant-appellant Delvonta Mallory appeals from a judgment of
conviction, entered after a trial to the court, finding him guilty of felonious assault,
improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation, aggravated menacing, having a
weapon while under disability, vandalism, and theft. The state charged that Mallory,
after being accused of taking the victim’s car keys, threat... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROSARIO D. ROBINSON

Robinson was charged with aggravated burglary and several charges of
felonious assault, each for a separate victim, along with associated firearm specifications
and having a weapon while under disability. Although the indictment originally
identified one victim, the trial court permitted the state to amend the indictment to reflect
the names of six victims in the case. The co... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROBERT A. LITTLEJOHN

On November 15, 2016, appellant was charged under a complicity theory
with one count of aggravated burglary with one- and three-year firearm specifications,
seven counts of felonious assault with one- and three-year firearm specifications, and one
count of having weapons while under disability. A codefendant, Rosario D. Robinson,
was charged in the indictment as the principal ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. CHRISTOPHER TRUSSELL

In January 2016, Trussell was charged in an eight-count indictment arising
out of allegations by his girlfriend, T.R., that Trussell kidnapped her and sexually and
physically assaulted her. The indictment charged Trussell with two counts of rape, one
count of kidnapping, one count of domestic violence, two counts of endangering children,
one count of disrupting public service... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GREG RUCKER

In 2016 Rucker and codefendant Nicholas Kraft were charged with three
counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of kidnapping and one count of having
weapons while under disability. Kraft plead guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery1
and agreed to testify against Rucker. The case against Rucker proceeded to a jury trial.
{¶3} Evidence was presented that between 3:30 a.m.... More...
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State of Ohio v. George Barton

Appellant, George Barton, sets forth the following three assignments of
error:
I. The trial court erred to the prejudice of appellant in denying his
Crim.R. 29 motion.
II. The court’s verdict was against the manifest weight of the
evidence.
III. Appellant received ineffective assistance of counsel.
{¶ 4} The following undisputed facts are relevant to this appe... More...
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State of Ohio v. Michael Ray Madrid

The facts of this case are straightforward. On November 29, 2006, appellant
entered a plea pursuant to North Carolina v. Alford in case No. CR0200601180 to one
count of aggravated robbery in violation of R.C. 2911.01(A)(1) and one count of
involuntary manslaughter in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A) and (C), felonies of the first
degree. The trial court accepted appellant’s plea,... More...
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