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United States of America v. Gloria Porter

Following a jury trial, Defendant-Appellant Gloria Porter was convicted of 105 counts of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, and one count of identity theft. Ms. Porter appeals her convictions, claiming that the district court incorrectly instructed the jury with respect to aggravated identity theft and that the evidence was insufficient to support her convictions for wire fraud and mail fraud. W... More...   $0 (03-07-2014 - NM)

United States of America v. Cheyenne Anderson

Following a three-day trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, a jury found Defendant-Appellee Roohid Hakimi guilty of conspiracy and attempt to possess and distribute controlled substances — primarily those known colloquially as “ecstasy” and “foxy methoxy.”1 Hakimi moved under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 29 for a judgment of acquittal, cha... More...   $0 (03-04-2014 - NY)

Conservatorship of the Person of JOHN D.

John D. appeals from a judgment appointing a Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act conservator of his person. He also appeals the imposition of special disabilities in the letters of conservatorship, denying him the privilege of possessing a driver’s license, the right to enter into contracts and the right to possess a firearm. He contends there is not substantial evidence supporting the finding that... More...   $0 (03-04-2014 - CA)

In the Interest of N.A., minor child

Appellant A.E. (Anjelica) appeals the trial court’s order terminating her parental rights to her children, M.A. (Margaret) and A.A. (Allison). Appellant C.M. (Courtney) appeals the trial court’s order terminating her parental rights to her child, N.A. (Natasha). Appellant N.A. (Nigel) appeals the trial court’s order 1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4. 2 terminating his parental rights to his children... More...   $0 (02-28-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. William D. Montague

The former director of the Cleveland and Dayton VA Medical Center pleaded guilty today to a scheme to enrich himself by working as a consultant for, and taking money and other things of value from a design firm bidding on VA jobs and sharing confidential information about construction projects while still employed by the VA, law enforcement officials said.

William D. Montague, 61, of Brecks... More...
   $390000 (02-27-2014 - OH)

United States of America v. Michael J. Barndt

Michael J. Barndt, a/k/a “mikecoach73,” age 40, of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor, in violation of federal law. Barndt also was sentenced to five years of supervised release following his prison sentence. He also will be required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works... More...   $0 (02-25-2014 - DE)

Brian J. Noel v. The State of Wyoming

[¶1] Pursuant to a plea agreement, Brian J. Noel pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter. His pleas were accepted, and Noel was sentenced to two consecutive terms of incarceration of seventeen to twenty years. Noel now challenges on several grounds the plea agreement and the validity of his guilty pleas, as well as the sentences imposed. Finding no error, we affirm.
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United States of America v. Carlos Rodriguez Navarrette, aka Carlos Alberto Navarrette, aka DJ Junior,

A California man who recruited and used a 16-year-old girl to work as a prostitute, was sentenced today to a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Carlos Rodriguez Navarrette, aka Carlos Alberto Navarrette, aka DJ Junior, 23, of Los Angeles, Calif., who pleaded guilty in November 2013 to on... More...
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Faiez Ennabe v. Carlos Manosa

Beginning in 1971 this court decided three cases that together reversed decades of previous law and recognized, for the first time, that sellers or furnishers of alcoholic beverages could be liable for injuries proximately caused by those who imbibed. (Vesely v. Sager (1971) 5 Cal.3d 153; Bernhard v. Harrah’s Club (1976) 16 Cal.3d 313; Coulter v. Superior Court (1978) 21 Cal.3d 144.) In 1978, th... More...   $0 (02-24-2014 - CA)

State of Connecticut v. Hector M.

The defendant, Hector M., appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a trial to the court, of two counts of sexual assault in the second degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-71 (a) (1), two counts of sexual assault in the third degree in violation of General Statutes § 53a-72a (a) (2), two counts of risk of injury to a child in violation of General Statutes § 53-21 (a) (2)... More...   $0 (02-24-2014 - CT)

Victor Colon v. Autozone Northeast, Inc.

The plaintiff, Victor Colon, appeals from the summary judgment rendered by the trial court in a negligence and premises liability action in favor of the defendant AutoZone Northeast, Inc. (AutoZone).1

On appeal, the plaintiff claims the trial court improperly rendered summary judgment in favor of the defendant because material questions of fact existed as to whether: (1) the defendant had c... More...
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Aarica S. appeals from an order of wardship (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 602) following a finding that she committed the crime of soliciting prostitution (Pen. Code, § 647, subd. (b)).1 Appellant contends that because she was a victim of human trafficking, the juvenile court erred in denying her motion under Evidence Code section 1161, subdivision (a), to exclude evidence that she committed a commerci... More...   $0 (02-21-2014 - CA)

Skirvin Partners, Inc. Development LLC v. Skirvin Partners, LLC and Marcus Skirvin, Inc.

COMES NOW the Plaintiff, Skirvin Partners in Development, LLC, and for its claims against Defendant, Marcus Skirvin, Inc., alleges and states as follows:


I. Plaintiff, Skirvin Partners in Development, LLC (“SPID”), is a limited liability company, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Oklahoma, with its principal place of business in Oklahoma City, Okla... More...
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State of Florida v. Michael Dunn

The State of Florida charged Michael Dunn, age 47, with one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted second-degree murder and shooting for throwing deadly missle for shooting at an SUV occupied by four teenage African-American males, includinng 17-year-old Jordan Davis on November 23, 2012.

Davis and his companions has stopped at a convenience store to purchase gum and ciga... More...
   $0 (02-15-2014 - FL)

In The Interest of S.H., a Child

This is an appeal from an order terminating the parental rights of S.H.’s mother and father. The mother appeals the termination of her rights and, in three issues on appeal, challenges the legal and factual sufficiency of the evidence to support termination. We affirm.
Termination Standards
The termination of parental rights must be supported by clear and convincing evidence. TEX. FAM. C... More...
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Everett A. Belanger v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

In 2007, Everett Belanger (“Belanger”), a longtime smoker with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (“COPD”), filed a post-Engle1 lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (“R.J. Reynolds”). Based on the record evidence, the trial court entered final summary judgment in favor of R.J. Reynolds, finding Belanger’s alleged cause of action was barred by the four-year statute of limitati... More...   $0 (02-12-2014 - FL)

Fior A. Ramirez v. Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission

Appellant, Fior A. Ramirez, appeals an order of appellee, the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission, denying her claim for reemployment compensation benefits. We reverse and remand, concluding that appellant is entitled to benefits. Appellant began working as a housekeeper for Remington Lodging & Hospitality, a hotel in Atlantic Beach, Florida, on October 29, 2009. As found by the appeals ref... More...   $0 (02-07-2014 - FL)

Travisha Mangwiro v. Jeh Charles Johnson

Travisha Mangwiro and Tinashe Mangwiro (the Mangwiros) appeal the district court’s dismissal of their complaint for failure to state a cause of action. We affirm.

Case: 13-10520 Document: 00512521976 Page: 1 Date Filed: 02/04/2014

No. 13-10520


Accepting as true the factual allegations contained in the Mangwiros’ complaint,1 the facts are as follows. Travisha Mangw... More...
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Jaryl Ellis v. Robert Houston

Five African American officers who worked in the maximum security Nebraska State Penitentiary brought this action under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983 against five supervisors for race based harassment and retaliation. They seek both injunctive relief and monetary damages. The district court granted summary judgment to the defendants after examining the evidence "as if there were but a single plaint... More...   $0 (02-04-2014 - NE)

Nicole Ponte v. Steelcase, Inc.

Nicole Ponte appeals from the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of her former employer, Steelcase Inc., on her claims under Title VII, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151B that (1) she was subject to sexual harassment while employed there, and (2) she was terminated in retaliation for her reports of such harassment. We apply the but-for causation standard ann... More...   $0 (01-31-2014 - MA)

State of Utah v. Mitchell Edward Wolf

¶1 Mitchell Edward Wolf stood trial for charges that he stalked
and threatened his long-time partner and one of her co-workers.
Late at night after the first day of trial, Wolf shot himself in the
stomach. When he did not appear in court the next morning, the
trial court completed the trial in Wolf’s absence. The jury convicted
Wolf on all charges. Wolf appeals. We hold that... More...
   $0 (01-24-2014 - UT)

Los Defensores, Inc. v. Rosa Gomez, et al.

In the underlying action, the trial court ordered the entry of a default against appellants as a sanction for discovery abuse, and issued a default judgment awarding respondent damages and injunctive relief. Appellants contend that the discovery sanctions were improper, that the complaint stated no cause of action, that they received inadequate notice of the damages respondent sought, and that the... More...   $0 (01-24-2014 - CA)

Rosario Nativi v. Deutche Bank National Trust Company

In May 2009, the United States Congress enacted the Protecting Tenants Against Foreclosure Act of 2009 (PTFA or Act) (Pub.L. 111-22, Div. A, Title VII, §§ 702-704, May 20, 2009, 123 Stat. 1660) and, in 2010, the Congress amended it (Pub.L. 111-203, Title XIV, § 1484, July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2204).1 The Act provides protections for bona fide tenants of residential real property at foreclosure f... More...   $0 (01-23-2014 - CA)

Jeffrey Kremers v. James M. Dahl

In this contract-for-deed resort-property dispute, the sellers seek to cancel the contract after the buyers failed to make their final balloon payment, and the buyers seek a

 Retired judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, serving by appointment pursuant to Minn. Const. art. VI, § 10.


judgment for breach of contract by claiming that the sellers misrepresented the qualit... More...
   $0 (01-21-2014 - MN)

Branden J. Schwalk v. Heather A. Schwalk n/k/a Heather A. Abfalter

North Dakota Supreme Court OpinionsGo BackExit any frames & take this document to the topDownload to PDAAnnotate PageHelp Schwalk v. Schwalk, 2014 ND 13

This opinion is subject to petition for rehearing. [Go to Documents] Filed Jan. 17, 2014 [Download as WordPerfect] IN THE SUPREME COURT STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA 2014 ND 13

Branden J. Schwalk, Plaintiff and Appellant v. Heather A. Sc... More...
   $0 (01-17-2014 - ND)

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