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Marquis COUEY v. Jeanne ATKINS

We begin with a brief summary of the regulation of the initiative petition signature collection process to provide context for our discussion of the relevant facts. The powers of initiative and referendum reserved by the people in Article IV, section 1, of the Oregon Constitution allow them to enact statutes, adopt or reject bills passed by the legislature, and adopt amendments to the state consti... More...   $0 (07-16-2015 - )


The parties married in 1996 and were divorced on December 5,
2011. They have two minor children. As relevant here, the divorce decree,
which incorporated the parties’ separation agreement, gave them joint legal
custody of the children, designated Wife as the primary physical custodian, and
established a visitation schedule; required Husband to maintain health insurance
for th... More...
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Defendant Jason Stephen Sigur appeals from a judgment of conviction following a jury trial. After meeting in an Internet chat room, defendant engaged in a sexual relationship with a thirteen-year-old girl for approximately two months, including in the home where the victim lived with her mother and grandmother after secretly entering through the victim’s bedroom window for that purpose. He was c... More...   $0 (07-10-2015 - )


In March 2012, appellants initiated the underlying action. Their first amended complaint, filed March 22, 2012, contains claims against Hennessy for negligence, strict liability, false representation, failure to warn, and loss of consortium. The claims rely on allegations that Hennessy’s predecessor in interest, the Automotive Maintenance Machinery Company (AMMCO), designed and sold an arcing ma... More...   $0 (07-09-2015 - )


On or about October 9, 2010 at approximately 10pm, Ms. Biscay and her
family decided to make a rest stop before heading to Las Vegas, Nevada in
order for Ms. Biscay to visit her sister. The family agreed on staying at the
Gold Strike Casino in the middle of the night. Due to Ms. Biscay’s late-night
arrival, she was informed by the registration desk that the casino would have ... More...
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In the Interest of Z.R.M., child

Marla appeals the trial court’s order terminating her parental rights to her child, Ryan, arguing that the evidence was legally and factually insufficient to support a finding that termination was in the child’s best interest.1 We affirm.
The Texas Department of Family Services became involved in this case in November 2013, after receiving a neglectful supervision referral about... More...
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United States of America v. Lamar Moore, a.k.a. “El Brivv” a.k.a. “Briv”

SAN DIEGO, CA – Lamar Moore, a.k.a. “El Brivv,” a.k.a. “Briv,” a twenty-four year-old resident of San Diego, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for trafficking two minor girls for commercial sex.

In February 2014, Detectives Chris Haughey and Eric Drilling, members of the San Diego Police Human Trafficking Team, rescued a 17-year-old girl from Moore at a local motel. They then arrested... More...
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Gabriel F. Martinez v. Victor F. Petrenko

To maintain a private action
under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA" or "the Act") for a
failure to pay for overtime at the mandated rate, an employee must
prove a nexus to interstate commerce sufficient to trigger coverage
under the Act. The employee can prove this nexus by showing that
the employee engaged in commerce for the employer within the
meaning of the Act, or ... More...
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United States of America v. Shawn Lowe

Shawn Lowe appeals the conviction for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), that resulted from his conditional guilty plea. The only issue raised is whether the District Court erred in denying his suppression motion. The matter comes before us after a different panel of this Court remanded Lowe’s challenge to the suppression ruling back to the ... More...   $0 (07-02-2015 - PA)

The People v. John Lee Cunningham

In a bench trial before the Superior Court of San Bernardino County, defendant John Lee Cunningham was convicted of the first degree murders of Wayne Sonke, David Smith, and Jose Silva. (Pen. Code, §§ 187, subd. (a), 189.1) The trial court found true the special circumstance allegations that defendant committed multiple murders and that the murders of Sonke and Smith took place during the commis... More...   $0 (07-02-2015 - CA)

Valley Crest Landscape Development, Inc. v. Mission Pools of Escondido, Inc.

Jeffrey Epp suffered severe injuries after diving into a swimming pool at the St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach (the St. Regis). Litigation followed, with Epp and his wife (together, the Epps) suing the owner of the St. Regis and the entities involved in the design and construction of the swimming pool. The defendants included Valley Crest Landscape Development, Inc. (Valley Crest), which was the ge... More...   $0 (07-02-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Shawn Lowe

Shawn Lowe appeals the conviction for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), that resulted from his conditional guilty plea. The only issue raised is whether the District Court erred in denying his suppression motion. The matter comes before us after a different panel of this Court remanded Lowe’s challenge to the suppression ruling back to t... More...   $0 (07-02-2015 - PA)

United States of America v. Evelyn Jean Vickers

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Evelyn Jean Vickers, 39, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on June 30, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to a federal prison term of 110 months for her role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in and around the Sullivan County area and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. A... More...   $0 (07-01-2015 - TN)

The People ex rel. Linda Green v. Kirnpal Grewal

Slot machines, sometimes called ―one-armed bandits‖ (although younger users might wonder why), have long been outlawed in California. Under review are devices that resemble traditional casino-style slot machines in some ways and offer users the chance to win sweepstakes prizes. Because they employ modern technology, the devices differ from traditional slot machines in some ways. We must decide... More...   $0 (06-25-2015 - CA)

Angela Sarkisian v. Concept Restaurants, Inc.

In this case we decide whether the "mode of
operation" approach to premises liability, adopted by this court
in Sheehan v. Roche Bros. Supermkts., Inc., 448 Mass. 780, 788
(2007), applies to slip-and-fall incidents occurring outside of
the context of self-service establishments. Traditionally, a
plaintiff asserting premises liability has been required to show
that the owner... More...
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United States of America v. Pierre Johnson

HOUSTON, TX – Pierre Johnson, 40, has been handed a significant sentence following his conviction of conspiring to traffic children under 18 for commercial sex. Johnson pleaded guilty July 10, 2014.

U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison handed Johnson a sentence of 168 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by 10 years of supervised release. He will also be required to register... More...
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City of Los Angeles, California v. Naranjibhai Patel

Respondents brought a Fourth Amendment challenge toa provision of the Los Angeles Municipal Code that compels “[e]very operator of a hotel to keep a record” containing specified information concerning guests and to makethis record “available to any officer of the Los Angeles Police Department for inspection” on demand. Los Angeles Municipal Code §§41.49(2), (3)(a), (4) (2015). The questi... More...   $0 (06-22-2015 - CA)

United States of America v. Anthony Rolfe

DALLAS, TX — A local man who admitted willfully failing to file income tax returns for tax years 2010 and 2011 has been sentenced, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Anthony Rolfe was sentenced to serve a total of 22 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $100,490 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He pleaded guilty in... More...
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United States of America v. Megan Suzanne Jacob

EUGENE, OR – Megan Suzanne Jacob, 25, of Lane County, Oregon, was sentenced on June 17, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin. Following her release from prison, Jacob will be on supervised release for five years.

Following a drug overdose death, the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Team and the FBI ... More...
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Terence James v. The State of Wyoming

[¶1] Terence James appeals his conviction for aiding and abetting aggravated robbery,
claiming the district court denied him the right to due process when it refused to instruct
the jury on his defense of duress. We conclude Mr. James was denied his right to a fair
trial when the district court ruled the duress defense instruction would not be given to the
jury after Mr. James tes... More...
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Alachua County v. Expedia, Inc.

This case is before this Court for review of the decision of the First District
Court of Appeal in Alachua County v. Expedia, Inc., 110 So. 3d 941 (Fla. 1st DCA
2013). In its decision, the district court certified the following question of great
public importance:
IMPOSE A T... More...
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Jessica Chan v. Peter Curran

After plaintiff and appellant Jessica Chan’s mother died from internal
hemorrhaging related to Coumadin use following heart surgery, Chan successfully sued
defendant and respondent Peter Curran for medical malpractice. Neither the sufficiency
of the evidence to support the malpractice verdict, nor any other issue associated with the
trial and the rendition of the jury verdict, is... More...
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Volo Khalatian v. Prime Time Shuttle, Inc.

Defendants Prime Time Shuttle, Inc. (Prime Time), Rideshare Airport
Management, LLC, formerly known as Rideshare Port Management, LLC, and Rattan
Joea appeal a trial court order denying their motion to compel arbitration of claims based
on the alleged misclassification of plaintiff Valo Khalatian as an independent contractor
rather than an employee. We find the Federal Arbitration ... More...
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Danny Farley v. Jacob Koepp

At 4:15 p.m. on Friday, March 8,
2013, the plaintiff’s attorney in this civil-rights case opened
an electronic case file in the Southern District of Illinois by
e-mailing the complaint and civil cover sheet to the clerk’s
office as required by the local court rules. The clerk received
the e-mail, opened a new case file in the Case Management/
Electronic Case Filing syst... More...
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United States of America v. David Parse

Defendant David Parse appeals from a judgment entered in the United States District
25 Court for the Southern District of New York following a jury trial before William H. Pauley III, Judge,
26 convicting him on one count of mail fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341 and 2, and on one count
27 of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct and impede the administration of the internal reven... More...
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