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United States of America v. Brandon Joseph Peake

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- A federal judge sentenced a Jasper man to more than 11 years in prison for robbing a Walker County bank, calling in bomb threats on a hospital and a highway bridge before the robbery, and possessing guns as a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard D. Schwein Jr.

U.S. District Judge Karon O. Bowdre sentenced BRAN... More...
   $0 (07-16-2014 - AL)

Rex Peterson v. La Costa Villas, L.L.C. et al

Rex Peterson appeals the no-evidence and traditional summary judgment granted in favor of La Costa Villas, L.L.C. and Westdale Asset Management, LTD. In three issues, Peterson contends the trial court erred by granting summary judgment because: (1) appellees maintained control of the premises, and thus owed a duty to Peterson; (2) the stairs were in violation of the applicable building code and ap... More...   $0 (07-15-2014 - TX)

The People v. Reynaldo Junion Eid

Defendants were charged with kidnapping for ransom, which is punishable by life in prison. The jury instead convicted each of them of two lesser included offenses — felony attempted extortion and misdemeanor false imprisonment — which resulted in a sentence of four and a half years in custody. The Court of Appeal held that each defendant could be convicted of only one lesser included offense a... More...   $0 (07-10-2014 - CA)

Bruce I. Schimmel v. Gary McGregor, Teri McGregor, Kris Hall, Soledad Pineda, Larry Bishop, Cynthia Bishop, George Clark, Deborah Clark, and Carol Severance

In this interlocutory appeal, appellees Gary McGregor, Teri McGregor, Kris Hall, Soledad Pineda, Larry Bishop, Cynthia Bishop, George Clark, Deborah
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Clark, and Carol Severance (collectively, “the Buy-Out Owners”), sued Bruce Schimmel, an attorney hired by The Sands of Kahala Beach HOA, Inc. (“SOKB”), the homeowners’ association for the subdivision in which the Buy-Out Owners li... More...
   $0 (07-10-2014 - UT)

In the Interest of N.M.D, R.I.D., and G.T.D.

Skye Dicker appeals the trial court’s order modifying the amount of his child support payment. After finding that Dicker was intentionally underemployed, the trial court increased the child support payment. We affirm the trial court’s order.
BACKGROUND
Skye and Diana Dicker were divorced in 2008. The divorce decree named Diana as primary joint managing conservator of their three childr... More...
   $0 (07-09-2014 - TX)

Flintco, LLC v. Thalden Boyd Architects, d/b/a Thaldenboyd Architects, et al.

FLINTCO LLC, Plaintiff, v. THALDEN BOYD ARCHITECTS, DBA THALDENBOYD ARCHITECTS Defendant, and
CHARLES CHIEF BOYD, Defendant, and BARRY RICHARD THALDEN, DBA THALDEN BOYD ARCHITECTS
Defendant, and THALDEN BOYD ARCHITECTS LLC, Defendant, and THALDEN BOYD EMERY ARCHITECTS,
Defendant, and GREEN COUNTRY INTERIORS INC, Defendant, and ADVANTAGE GLASS INC, Defendant, and
... More...
   $0 (07-07-2014 - OK)

United States of America v. Gene Harris

Miami, FL - Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that Gene Harris, 76, of Miami, pled guilty yesterday to the sale and purchase of, the offer of sale and purchase of, and the intent to sell and purchase horns of a black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) with a market value in excess of $35... More...   $0 (07-03-2014 - FL)

American Heritage Capital, LP v. Dinah Gonzalez and Alan Gonzalez

American Heritage Capital, LP sued Alan and Dinah Gonzalez for defamation and tortious interference with prospective business relationships. AHC nonsuited its claims against Dinah. The trial judge dismissed AHC’s claims against Alan based on Alan’s motion to dismiss under the Citizens Participation Act, Chapter 27 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. The judge later awarded Alan atto... More...   $0 (07-01-2014 - TX)

STATE OF OKLAHOMA v. TARIOUS TIMOTHY ADKINS, A/K/A TARIOYS ADKINS, A/K/A TARIOUS GORDON

TULSA, OK - THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA charged TARIOUS TIMOTHY ADKINS, A/K/A TARIOYS ADKINS, A/K/A TARIOUS GORDON with:

Count # 1.
Count as Filed: FFP, DEFRAUDING AN INNKEEPER, in violation of 21 O.S. 1503, which provides:

Any person who shall obtain food, lodging, services or other accommodations at any hotel, inn, restaurant, boarding house, rooming house, motel or auto camp, wi... More...
   $0 (06-30-2014 - OK)

Department of Fair Employment & Housing v. Harvey Ottvich

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (the Department) brought this action against defendant Harvey Ottovich1 alleging he engaged in housing discrimination. After Ottovich engaged in abusive discovery tactics, the trial court sanctioned him by striking his answer to the complaint and entering a default judgment. The trial court later vacated the default, but continued to treat the answer a... More...   $0 (06-30-2014 - CA)

The People v. Alejandro Avila

A jury convicted defendant of kidnapping, committing two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on, and then murdering Samantha Runnion under the special circumstances of murder while kidnapping and murder while committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14. (Pen. Code, §§ 187, 190.2, subd. (a)(17)(B) and (E), 207, 288, subd. (b).)1 After a penalty trial, the jury returned a ver... More...   $0 (06-30-2014 - CA)

Rodney Scott Merrihew v. Pacific Sunrise Hotels, d/b/a Holiday Inn and Suites North Oklahoma City

Rodney Scott Merrihew v. Pacific Sunrise Hotels, d/b/a Holiday Inn and Suites North Oklahoma City

Issue # 1.
Issue: PREMISES LIABILITY (PREMISE)
Filed by: Merrihew, Rodney Scott
Filed Date: 07/19/2011
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Defendant: Pacific Sunrise Hotels, Inc.
Disposed: JUDGEMENT ENTERED, 06/27/2014. Judge.

COMES NOW the Plaint... More...
   $170000 (06-27-2014 - OK)

State of Utah v. Azlen Adieu Farquat Marchet

¶1 Azlen Adieu Farquat Marchet appeals from his conviction
of rape, a first degree felony.2 We affirm.
State v. Marchet
2. (...continued)
(Marchet I), 2009 UT App 262, 219 P.3d 75 (one count of rape); State
v. Marchet (Marchet II), 2012 UT App 197, 284 P.3d 668 (one count
of rape); State v. Marchet (Marchet III) 2012 UT App 267, 287 P.3d
490 (two counts of aggravated s... More...
   $0 (06-26-2014 - UT)

Danielle E. deBenedictis v. Karen A. Brady-Zell

Faced with the grim prospect of a crumbling marriage, Karen A. Brady-Zell (the debtor) engaged Danielle E. deBenedictis (the attorney) to act as her counsel. The debtor paid the attorney an up-front retainer of $25,000. After the representation ended, the attorney billed the debtor for additional fees and expenses of roughly $62,000. The debtor balked, and the attorney filed a state-court collecti... More...   $0 (06-25-2014 - MA)

Michael Verdugo v. Target Corporation

At the request of a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, we agreed to address a question of state law that is potentially determinative of an appeal now pending before that federal appellate court. (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 8.548.) The question, as reformulated and narrowed to conform to the facts of the pending appeal, is whether, under California law, t... More...   $0 (06-23-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Phillip Amisano-Camillo

DALLAS, TX — A man who travelled from the Pacific-Northwest to Dallas to engage in sexual activity with a minor, was sentenced today in federal court in Dallas, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Phillip Amisano-Camillo, 43, a resident of Canada, was sentenced to 300 months (25 years) in federal prison, to be followed by a 10-year term of superv... More...
   $0 (06-18-2014 - TX)

Ronald Ross v. Kevin Gilhuly; Continental Tire of Americas, LLC

Ronald Ross appeals a grant of summary judgment by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to Continental Tire of Americas LLC (“Continental”) and Kevin Gilhuly in this Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) action. 29 U.S.C. §2601 et seq. Because Ross received all to which he was entitled under the FMLA, and suffered no adverse employment consequences for... More...   $0 (06-17-2014 - PA)

Mark and Rhonda Lesher v. Shannon and Gerald Coyel and Val Varley

Following their criminal prosecution and acquittal for the aggravated sexual assault of Shannon Coyel, appellants Mark and Rhonda Lesher sued Shannon for malicious prosecution and also sued her, her husband Gerald Coyel, and prosecutor Val Varley for violations of title 42, sections 1983 and 1985 of the United States Code. Shannon, Gerald, and Varley each filed a motion for summary judgment, which... More...   $0 (06-16-2014 - TX)

Jerome Stenehjem v. Sury A. Sareen

A SLAPP suit is one in which the plaintiff ―seeks to chill or punish a party‘s exercise of constitutional rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances. [Citation.]‖ (Rusheen v. Cohen (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1048, 1055.)1 The California Legislature in 1992 enacted Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16—the anti-SLAPP statute—under which SLAPP suits may be dispo... More...   $0 (06-13-2014 - CA)

Cheniere Energy, Inc. v. Azin Lotfi

This is an interlocutory appeal. Azin Lotfi sued her employer, Cheniere Energy, Inc., claiming her employment was wrongly terminated; she also sued two officers of the company, Charif Souki and Greg Rayford, for tortious interference with her employment at Cheniere. Souki and Rayford filed a motion to dismiss

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Lotfi’s claims against them under chapter 27 of the Texas Civil Practic... More...
   $0 (06-10-2014 - TX)

Timothy Lee Seaver v. The State of Texas

Timothy Lee Seaver appeals his conviction for possession of a controlled substance, over one gram and under four grams of methamphetamine, a third degree felony enhanced to a second degree felony.1 A jury found Appellant guilty and sentenced him to ten years’ confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division. For the reasons that follow, we affirm the judgment of t... More...   $0 (06-08-2014 - TX)

The People v. Gabriel Antonio Martinez

By way of an information filed on December 20, 2011, the Monterey County District Attorney charged Gabriel Martinez (appellant) with one count of murder (Pen. Code, § 12022.7, count one, victim Lisa Groveman), one count of involuntary manslaughter (Pen. Code, § 192, subd. (b), count two, victim Lisa Groveman), and three counts of selling, transporting, or furnishing a controlled substance (herea... More...   $0 (06-06-2014 - CA)

Charles P Curry & Jennifer Curry v. Harris County Appraisal District

Today we address the scope of a property owner’s rights and remedies to challenge the appraised value of real property for property-tax purposes. The property owners asserted protests before the appraisal review board, challenging the appraised value of their real property. The appraisal review board concluded

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that the appraisal for the tax year at issue was incorrect and ordered... More...
   $0 (06-05-2014 - TX)

Harsadbhai Patel & Dharmishtha Patel v. Harris County Appraisal District and The Appraisal Review Board of Harris County Appraisal District

This case involves important issues regarding the rights and remedies of property owners who challenge the appraised value of real property for property-tax purposes. The property owners in today’s case protested before the appraisal

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review board the appraised value of their real property. Following a contested hearing, the appraisal review board concluded that the appraisal for ... More...
   $0 (06-05-2014 - TX)

State of Iowa v. Thrmayne Latoine Thomas

We are asked to decide today whether substantial evidence supports the defendant’s convictions for possession of marijuana and crack cocaine with intent to deliver. After police entered an apartment occupied by several individuals, the defendant and one other person ran into the bedroom. The defendant tried to hold the bedroom door shut to prevent the police from entering. Eventually, an officer... More...   $0 (05-30-2014 - IA)

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