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Keith Mendenhall v. Lisa Swanson

[¶1.] Keith Mendenhall appeals a jury verdict awarding $211,710 to Lisa Swanson, his former wife, in compensatory and punitive damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress and alienation of affection. Keith argues the circuit court erred by admitting 14 exhibits consisting of court documents from prior proceedings. We reverse and remand.
Facts and Procedural History
[¶2.] Lisa ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2017 - SD)


In the early evening of October 31, 2013, on Halloween, the victim, David Savoy, and his family were out trick-or-treating. Mr. Savoy was sitting in his truck in a neighbor‟s driveway after his wife and children had gotten of the truck. As Mr. Savoy sat waiting, Defendant approached the truck, pointed a rifle at Mr. Savoy, and asked Mr. Savoy something about Defendant‟s baby and a neig... More...   $0 (01-04-2017 - LA)

George Munoz Jr. v. The State of Texas

On the afternoon of June 16, 2013, at approximately 5:00 p.m., George Munoz was driving
a silver Toyota Corolla in the right-hand lane of westbound Culebra Road in San Antonio. Munoz
waved down Steven Vargas, the driver of a silver Dodge Charger in the left-hand lane traveling
the same direction as Munoz, and the two men began to argue through the windows of their
vehicles. B... More...
   $0 (01-04-2017 - TX)

Steven Witt v. OU Physicians Philip Rettig, M.D., Casey Hester, Stephen Gillaspy, Ph.D. and Deborah Shropshire, Marianne Dunlap, John Raizen, M.D. and Integris Baptist Medical Center

Oklahoma City, OK - University of Oklahoma Physicians Settle Malpractice Case

Steven Witt sued OU Physicians Philip Rettig, M.D., Casey Hester, Stephen Gillaspy, Ph.D. and Deborah Shropshire, Marianne Dunlap, John Raizen, M.D. and Integris Baptist Medical Center claiming that they misdiagnosed and treated him without his consent for an eating disorder.

The claims made by the Pla... More...
   $0 (01-04-2017 - OK)


Prior to trial, the court conducted a hearing pursuant to
State v. Michaels, 136 N.J. 299 (1994), to exclude Zelda's
recorded statements to a Massachusetts social services worker
and a Salem County, New Jersey prosecutor's office investigator.
The court also held a pre-trial Rule 104(a) hearing on the
admissibility of statements by Zelda to her mother, A.D., and to
h... More...
   $0 (01-03-2017 - NJ)

MacHeah Morton v. Christopher Don Carey, M.D., Integris Health, Inc. and Integris Baptist Medical Center, Inc.

Oklahoma City, OK - Health Care Provides Settle Medical Malpractice Claim

MacHeah Morton sued Christopher Don Carey, M.D., Integris Health, Inc. and Integris Baptist Medical Center, Inc. on medical malpractice theories claiming that Lucinda Mortion was injured and/or damaged as a result of having received substandard care while a patient in Baptist Medical Center under the care of Dr. Car... More...
   $1 (01-03-2017 - OK)

Eudelia Reyna v. Midwest Regional Medical Center, LLC and Dr. Loyal R. Stierlen, D.O.

Norman, OK - Court Sustains Motion To Dismiss Medical Malpractice Case

Eudelia Reyna sued Midwest Regional Medical Center, LLC, Dr. Richard Wilson, Dr. Brain Seaton and Dr. Zachary Martin on medical malpractice wrongful death theories claiming that Dr. Wilson operated on Selestino Reyna on October 24, 2011 at Medwest Regional Hospital and the Selestino Reyna died as a direct result of sub... More...
   $0 (01-03-2017 - OK)


The defendant, J.M.F., appeals from the judgment of conviction of attempt to commit murder in violation of General Statutes §§ 53a-49 (a) (2) and 53a-54a (a), assault in the first degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-59 (a) (1), and risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (1). On appeal, the defendant raises the following seven claims:(1)thetrialcourtabusedi... More...   $0 (01-03-2017 - CT)

Melanie Jasper v. Norman Regional Hospital

Norman, OK - Norman Regional Hospital Settles Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Claim

Melanie Jasper, individually and personal representative of the Estate of Daniel Jasper, deceased, sued Norman Regional Health System on a medical malpractice wrongful death theory claiming that Mr. Jasper received substandard care while a patient at the Defendant hospital that resulted in the developme... More...
   $175000 (01-03-2017 - OK)

State of Tennessee v. Mario Jones

For events occurring between August 1, 2009, and October 8, 2009, the Shelby County Grand Jury charged the Defendant with one count of rape of a child regarding L.J.1 and one count of rape of child regarding D.J. See Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-522. L.J. and D.J. were siblings, and the Defendant was the son of the victims‟ mother‟s thenboyfriend. The Defendant resided in the home with t... More...   $0 (01-01-2017 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Elizabeth Gardenhire

The defendant and a co-defendant, Walmart employee Dixie Betterton, were indicted for theft of property valued at $1000 or more but less than $10,000, based upon their theft of over $3000, achieved through a series of fraudulent transactions, from the Walmart store in Sparta, Tennessee, between July 6 and July 28, 2014.

At trial, Diane Keele, an asset protection associate at the Sparta ... More...
   $0 (01-01-2017 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Ashanti Glass

In this case, the two-year-old victim sustained severe burn injuries to her feet at the hands of the defendant, her mother. Though the victim‟s injuries occurred on December 28, 2013, she did not receive medical treatment until January 11, 2014. Upon her admittance to East Tennessee Children‟s Hospital, the emergency department physician, Dr. Mary Palmer, recognized immediately that ... More...   $0 (01-01-2017 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Edythe Christie

Defendant, a lawyer, was indicted by the Madison County Grand Jury in September of 2014 for tampering with evidence. The case against Defendant arose in conjunction with the investigation into the death of Brittany Christie, who was found dead in a motel room in Jackson, Tennessee, in early December of 2013 from an apparent
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overdose of heroin and Klonopin. John Christie, Defendan... More...
   $0 (01-01-2017 - MA)


Ellis does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence to support his convictions.
Viewed in the light most favorable to the convictions,1 the evidence at trial established the
M.H. ("Mother") had two daughters, V.W. (born in 2003) and M.W. (born in 2005).
Mother met Ellis shortly after M.W. was born. Mother and Ellis married in 2008. While
married, Ellis... More...
   $0 (12-31-2016 - MO)

United States of America v. Jessica Lynn Roloson

Cedar Rapids, IA - Central City Woman Sentenced to 14 Months in Federal Prison for Defrauding Her Grandfather

A Central City Woman who stole her grandfather’s identity to obtain credit cards in his name and make over $27,000 in purchases was sentenced today to 14 months in federal prison.

Jessica Lynn Roloson, 41, received the prison term after an August 11, 2016 guilty plea to o... More...
   $0 (12-31-2016 - IA)

Brandon Lee Manuel v. The State of Texas

After jet skiing on Lake Granbury, Randy James and his fiancée, Tammy
Thompson, returned to James’s home on a canal just off the lake. While James
was docking the jet ski, he and Thompson heard someone yelling for help across
the canal. Thompson started swimming towards the person but got tired. James
dove in and swam across the canal.
James testified that when he got ... More...
   $0 (12-31-2016 - TX)

Rodney Chase Pettigrew v. The State of Texas

A jury found Appellant Rodney Chase Pettigrew guilty of capital murder,
and the trial court sentenced him to life in prison. Appellant was convicted for
killing fourteen-month-old K.B. Appellant brings seven points of error: (1) the
trial court abused its discretion by admitting irrelevant extraneous offenses;
(2) assuming the extraneous offenses were relevant, the trial cou... More...
   $0 (12-30-2016 - TX)

Michele Marie Williams v. The State of Texas

In the fall of 2011, Gregory Williams lived on Jacob Lane in Keller, Texas,
with Appellant (his wife) and their four-year-old daughter, M.W. Their house was
inside a gated community.
In late September 2011, Gregory’s mother described him as tired from
working long hours but otherwise “peppy” and “energetic.” She further described
Gregory as “very happy,” “bubbly,” and ... More...
   $0 (12-30-2016 - TX)

Jeremy Franklin Bentley v. The State of Texas

Appellant Jeremy Franklin Bentley pleaded guilty to the offense of
possession of between four and 200 grams of methamphetamine and was
sentenced to a term of eight years of deferred adjudication community
supervision and completion of the Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
(SAFPF) pr... More...
   $0 (12-30-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Harold Davis

Memphis, TN - Memphis Man Sentenced to More Than 12 Years for Sex Trafficking Minor

A man who trafficked a female minor for sex has been sentenced to 151 months in federal prison. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, Harold Davis, 28, of Memphis, Tennessee, trafficked... More...
   $0 (12-29-2016 - TN)


According to the record, in the late night/early morning hours of September
27-28, 2011, there was a series of drive-by shootings in Alexandria. One of those
shootings resulted in the death of Joe Marzette and another resulted in a gunshot
wound to the leg of Darryl White.1 Thereafter, the defendant, Tedrick Jewan
Richardson, was charged with one count of second degree murder, a vi... More...
   $0 (12-29-2016 - LA)

Barbara Wise v. Anil Nanda, M.D.

After Barbara Wise had been complaining of right shoulder weakness,
she was seen by Dr. Anil Nanda, a neurosurgeon who agreed to perform a
decompressive cervical laminectomy.
Dr. Nanda first attempted to operate on Barbara on July 6, 2007, but
her positioning made it too difficult to continue. A second surgery was
attempted on July 9, with Barbara now in a sitting positi... More...
   $1421944 (12-29-2016 - LA)

Lonnie Jackson v. The State of Texas

The indictment in this case alleged that appellant
[O]n or about May 6, 2014, did then and there unlawfully, intentionally and knowingly cause the anus of [C.L.], a person younger than fourteen years of age and not the spouse of the Defendant, to contact the SEXUAL ORGAN of THE DEFENDANT.

[O]n or about May 6, 2014, did then and there unlawfully[] intentionally and knowingly cause t... More...
   $0 (12-29-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Dennis Barson, Jr. and Dario Juarez

Defendants appeal their convictions for conspiracy to commit health care fraud and several substantive counts of health care fraud. Defendants primarily challenge the sufficiency of the evidence, the court’s deliberate ignorance jury instruction , a number of evidentiary rulings, and the enhancements applied to their sentences. We AFFIRM. I. Defendants Dennis Barson, Jr. and Dario Juarez were ... More...   $0 (12-29-2016 - TX)

United States of America v. Bay Sleep Clinic, Qualium Corporation and Amerimed Corporation

San Jose, CA - Bay Sleep Clinic And Related Entities Agree To Pay The United States $2.6 Million To Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Bay Sleep Clinic, its related businesses— Qualium Corporation and Amerimed Corporation—and their owners and operators, Anooshiravan Mostowfipour and Tara Nader (collectively, the Defendants) have agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle allegations that th... More...
   $2600000 (12-29-2016 - CA)

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