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STATE OF IOWA vs. WONETAH EINFELDT

Wonetah Einfeldt and her two daughters were charged with willful injury causing bodily injury over a physical altercation between the three women and a fourth woman named Mulika Vinson on July 14, 2015. The case went to trial and the defendants were tried jointly. Prior to trial, the State sought to exclude all character evidence about the victim, Vinson. This included evidence related to Vinso... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - IA)

MICHAEL SKAKEL v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTION

The facts of this tragic case, which arises out of events that transpired more than forty years ago, are set forth in considerable detail in the habeas court’s memorandum of decision and in this court’s decision on the petitioner’s direct appeal.2 See State v. Skakel, supra, 276 Conn. 640–53. For present purposes, we focus our attention on those facts and procedural history that are most relevant ... More...   $0 (05-05-2018 - FL)

Aenaudo Brothers, L.P v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board, United Farm Workers of America, Real Party in Interest

ORIGINAL PROCEEDING; petition for writ of review.
Charley M. Stoll, Rachelle O. Tejada and Anne W. Nilsen for Petitioners.
J. Antonio Barbosa, Paul M. Starkey and Todd M. Ratshin for Respondent.
Martinez Aguilasocho & Lynch and Mario G. Martinez for Real Party in Interest.
-ooOooThis
writ proceeding addresses decisions by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board
(Board) that ... More...
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United States of America v. Martin Winterkorn Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Former CEO of Volkswagen AG Charged with Conspiracy and Wire Fraud in Diesel Emissions Scandal

An indictment was unsealed earlier May charging Martin Winterkorn, 70, the former chairman of the management board of Volkswagen AG (VW), with conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with VW’s long-running scheme to cheat U.S. diesel vehicle emissions requirements.


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Barry Edward Ellis vs State of Florida

In this direct criminal appeal, Ellis claims that the trial court erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal on the charge of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude “a law enforcement officer in an authorized law enforcement vehicle, with agency insignia and other jurisdictional markings prominently displayed on the vehicle, with siren and lights activated” pursuant to section 316.19... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - FL)

LUIS TORRES JIMENEZ vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

The City entered into a contract with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (“the
Vendor”) to service the City’s red light camera enforcement program. Jimenez,
211 So. 3d at 159. The contract states in pertinent part:
Vendor shall act as City’s agent for the limited purpose of making an initial determination of whether the recorded images should be forwarded to an Authorized Employee t... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs – DAWN RACHEL SHEARER

On the evening of February 6, 2017, Shearer was arrested for the murder of
Butler Tony and transported to the Butler County Jail. Once there, Shearer confessed to
detectives to shooting Tony in the head. Two days later, on February 8, 2017, Shearer
appeared at her arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. Thereafter, on March 3, 2017,
a preliminary hearing was held befo... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - DONALD WILLIAM DEWEES

Defendant-appellant, Donald W. DeWees, appeals his convictions and
sentences following a jury trial in the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas for
Attempted Rape and Kidnapping. The issues before this court are whether charges for
Kidnapping and Attempted Rape merge where the victim has been moved to a secretive
confinement before the attempt is made to avoid detection and w... More...
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Legacy Data Access, Inc. v. Cadrillion, LLC Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

In this diversity contract dispute, a jury awarded $256,500 for breach of contract and $1,499,999 for conversion. The jury rejected plaintiffs’ unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and the district court granted judgment as a matter of law to defendants on the abuse of process claim. In a second trial solely on punitive damages, another jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages. In respon... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - NC)

JORDAN WILLIAMS v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

This case is before us for a second time after we initially ordered rebriefing. Williams
v. State, 2017 Ark. App. 663. Jordan Williams was convicted by a jury in the Hempstead
County Circuit Court of two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of aggravated
residential burglary, one count of first-degree battery, two counts of second-degree battery,
one count of interference with... More...
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Allana Darlene Spencer v. The State of Texas

The jury convicted Allana Darlene Spencer of the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm. She pleaded “true” to two enhancement paragraphs for felony convictions, and the jury assessed her punishment at confinement for forty years. The trial court sentenced her accordingly. We affirm. On appeal, Appellant argues that the evidence was legally insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt ... More...   $0 (05-02-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Daniel E. Saad District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Following a fourteen-day jury
trial, Daniel E. Saad was convicted of arson, wire fraud, and the
use of fire in furtherance of a federal felony. Saad, who
testified, appeals from these convictions, which stem from a
November 30, 2014 fire that gutted Snow's Clam Box, a restaurant
he owned in Glocester, Rhode Island. He was sentenced to fifteen
years in prison.
Saad's pri... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Daoust District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Defendant-appellant Robert Daoust
mounts a multi-pronged challenge to the sentence imposed following
the revocation of his supervised release term. Concluding, as we
do, that his claims of sentencing error are futile, we affirm the
sentence.
I. BACKGROUND
We briefly rehearse the facts and travel of the case.
In 2010, the appellant pleaded guilty to possession of heroin ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WAYNE A.G. JAMES

In October of 2015, a grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging former Virgin Islands Senator Wayne James with two counts of wire fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1343,1 and one count of federal programs embezzlement under 18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(1)(A).2 These charges stemmed from

1 18 U.S.C. § 1343 provides in part:

“Whoever, hav... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROBERT DAOUST United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

We briefly rehearse the facts and travel of the case.
In 2010, the appellant pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with
intent to distribute. See 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). The district
court sentenced him to a seven-year term of immurement, to be
followed by a three-year term of supervised release. The
appellant's prison sentence was later reduced to seventy months,
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BLOK BUILDERS, LLC d/b/a IKON BUILDERS, a Florida limited liability company, Appella nt, v. PEDRO KATRYNIOK, MASTEC NORTH AMERICA, INC., a Florida corporation, and BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC, d/b/a AT&T FLORIDA

We deny Appellant’s Motion for Clarification, Rehearing and/or Rehearing En Banc, withdraw the previous opinion and substitute the following opinion in its place.

Blok Builders, LLC, appeals a final judgment determining that Blok owes Mastec North America, Inc., and BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC, contractual indemnity and a defense in a personal injury action, as well as awarding a... More...
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United States of America v. Panasonic Avionics Corporation Federal Courthouse - District of Columbia - Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia - Panasonic Avionics Corporation Agrees to Pay $137 Million to Resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Charges

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC), a subsidiary of multinational electronics company Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), has agreed to pay a $137.4 million criminal penalty to resolve charges arising out of a scheme to retain consultants for improper purposes... More...
   $137400000 (05-01-2018 - DC)

James Michael Hand, et al. v. Rick Scott Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tallahassee, Florida

Appellants Rick Scott, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of Florida, and the other three members of Florida’s Executive Clemency Board (Pam Bondi, Adam H. Putnam, and Jimmy Patronis) (collectively, the “State Executive
Case: 18-11388 Date Filed: 04/25/2018 Page: 1 of 36
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Clemency Board”) have appealed from the district court’s orders entered in favor of appellees James... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. AKEEM DAVIS

On April 25, 2011, Davis was indicted for the rape and kidnapping of twelve
year old N.L. A warrant on the indictment was issued. Davis was arrested in Minnesota
and returned to Ohio on April 29, 2011. Thereafter, defense counsel was appointed and
discovery was conducted. Appointed counsel filed a notice of alibi on July 6, 2011.
Davis was released from jail on his own re... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. NOAH RILEY CROOKS

On the evening of March 24, 2012, Noah Crooks was at home with his mother, Gretchen Crooks. Noah was thirteen years old and an eighth grader at Osage Middle School. He had no prior criminal record. The Crooks lived in rural Osage, in Mitchell County. Gretchen worked as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Mason City and was studying to get her master’s degree at the University of Iowa. Noah’s father,... More...   $0 (04-30-2018 - IA)

MARTIN SHANE MOON vs. STATE OF IOWA

In August 1990, Kevin Dickson was shot and killed. Nine years
later, the State charged Martin Moon and Casey Brodsack with first
degree murder. Brodsack pled guilty to second-degree murder in
exchange for testifying truthfully at Moon’s trial. 1See Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83, 87, 83 S. Ct. 1194, 1196–97 (1963) (“[T]he suppression by the ... More...
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Sadie M. Curry v. Equilon Enterprises, LLC

Plaintiff and appellant Sadie M. Curry brought a class action case against
defendant and respondent Equilon Enterprises, LLC, doing business as Shell Oil
Products US (Shell). Curry’s causes of action included (1) failure to pay overtime
compensation; (2) failure to pay for missed break periods; and (3) unfair business
practices (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200). The trial court found Sh... More...
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Princess White v. The State of Texas

On April 23, 2014, appellant gave birth to a healthy baby boy, K.S.; he weighed six pounds,
nine ounces. On December 2, 2014, K.S. died; he weighed approximately seven pounds, which
+was at least ten pounds less than the appropriate weight for a child of that age. Post-mortem
photographs of K.S.’s body showed a severely emaciated infant with shrunken skin and bones
sticking out... More...
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Jason Allen Strutz v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that Charles Goodwin, a gas station attendant at H.E.B.
supermarket, observed a brown car fueling at one of the pumps. The car started to leave without
paying, so Goodwin exited the booth, approached the car, and asked the driver to pay for the gas.
Goodwin said that the driver ignored him, and, as the car drove off, Goodwin banged on the roof of
the car a... More...
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James Ward, Jr. v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

On September 11, 2013, Reshunda “Nikki” Edwards was living with Verne
“One-Armed Jack” Whaley in a house at the intersection of Rogers Street and
Barkley Street in north Houston. Rogers Street runs parallel to Airline Drive, which
is approximately one or two blocks to the east. Barkley Street runs parallel to
Crosstimbers Street, which is approximately two blocks to the north... More...
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