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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CHRISTOPHER HUTSELL

In March 2015, Mr. Hutsell and the victim, Julia Anderson (―Ms.
Anderson‖), had been in a romantic relationship for about twenty-one or twenty
two days. Both were part of a traveling community and were in New Orleans
during this time period. On March 19, 2015, around 10:00 p.m., the couple, along
with their three dogs, were in the parking lot of the McDonald‘s (... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Russel Patrick Bearshield District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Mescalero Apache Man Sentenced for Federal Assault Conviction

Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Russel Patrick Bearshield, 30, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 30 months i... More...
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ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, Asif Ahmed Salim, and Sultane Roome Salim Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Three men plead guilty to concealing sending money to Anwar Al-Awlaki

Three men pleaded guilty to their roles in concealing the provision of thousands of dollars to Anwar Al-Awlaki in an effort to support violent jihad against U.S. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.

Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 38; Asif Ahmed Salim, 37; and Sultane Room ... More...
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Association for Accessible Medicines v. Brian E. Frosh, et al. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

The Association for Accessible Medicines (“AAM”) appeals the district court’s dismissal of its dormant commerce clause challenge to a Maryland statute prohibiting price gouging in the sale of prescription drugs. AAM also appeals the district court’s refusal to enjoin enforcement of the statute on the basis that it is unconstitutionally vague. We hold that the statute violates the dormant commerce ... More...   $0 (04-13-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. Nemaceo Molina Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Appellant Nemeceo Molina pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a
dangerous weapon within Indian country, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a),
1153(a). The district court sentenced him to 120 months’ imprisonment, a
sentence forty-two months higher than the top of the advisory guidelines range.
Molina appeals his sentence, arguing it is substantively unreasonable. ExercisingMore...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Robin Jo Rose District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene, ID - Lewiston Woman in Multistate Drug Ring Sentenced to Ten Years

Robin Jo Rose, 31, of Lewiston, Idaho, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, for her role in distributing methamphetamine, U. S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Senior U. S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered that Rose forfeit $7,000 in... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - ID)

United States of America v. Frank Lynn Kisto District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Chandler Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Domestic Assault by Habitual Offender

Frank Lynn Kisto, 60, of Chandler, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for assaulting a woman on the Gila River Indian Community. Kisto had previously pleaded guilty to domestic assault by a hab... More...
   $0 (03-20-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Juan Carlos Burns District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Salt River Man Sentenced for Murder

Juan Carlos Burns, 20, of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G Campbell to 34 years in prison. A federal jury had found Burns guilty of second degree murder and discharging a firearm causing death.

On Sept. 25, 2017, at the Auk Mor 2 gas station located on the Salt River P... More...
   $0 (03-09-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Thomas Crawfish Mathews Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Former Indian Tribal Official Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Crime Charges

The United States of Ameria charged Thomas Crawfish Mathews, age 35, with attempted enticement of a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422.

The "minor" that the Government claimed the Defendant attempted to entice was a police officer.

Defendant used Whisper on his cell phone.
... More...
   $0 (03-06-2018 - OK)

John S. Mac Donald v. Cashcall, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

John MacDonald, on behalf of himself and a putative class, sued CashCall, Inc., WS Funding, LLC, Delbert Services Corp., and J. Paul Reddam (collectively “Defendants”) over a loan agreement that he contends is usurious and unconscionable. The agreement includes (1) a provision requiring that all disputes be resolved through arbitration conducted by a representative of the Cheyenne River Sioux Trib... More...   $0 (03-02-2018 - NJ)

Clayton Byrd v. Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Defendant-Appellant Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association (“Association”) appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment regarding § 57-3-204(b) of Tennessee Code Annotated. Under § 57-3-204(b), to
receive a retailer-alcoholic-beverages license, a person, corporation, or firm needs to be a
Tennessee resident for at least two years, and to renew a license, there is ... More...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - TN)

In re K.R., Persons Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law, Riverside County Department of Public Services v. E.K.

E.K. appeals from an order terminating her parental rights to her three children.
The sole issue she raises is lack of compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of
1978, or ICWA (25 U.S.C. § 1901, et seq.), and with Welfare and Institutions Code
sections 224 et seq. We agree, and we will conditionally reverse the order and remand
the matter for compliance with those statutes.More...
   $0 (02-26-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Gabriel Werdene Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s (FBI) investigation into Playpen, a global
online forum that existed on the dark web1 and that was
1 “The dark web is a private global computer network
that enables users to conduct anonymous transactions without
revealing any trace of their location.” Ahmed
Ghappour, Searching Places Unknown: Law Enforcement
3... More...
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A.V. Avington, Jr. v. Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Plaintiff A.V. Avington, Jr., proceeding pro se, filed a civil rights complaint
accusing the Indian Health Care Resource Center of race and age discrimination, as well
as intentional infliction of emotional distress, under a theory of respondeat superior.
Plaintiff alleged that when he entered the Center as a walk-in patient, he was made to
* This order is not binding precedent, ex... More...
   $0 (02-20-2018 - OK)

Darrell Chissoe v. Ryan Zinke Northern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse Tulsa, Oklahoma

Paul Chissoe applied to transfer restricted Indian land he owned (the Property)
to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in trust. When Mr. Chissoe died, the BIA
Superintendent of the Okmulgee Agency (Superintendent) terminated his application.
His son, Plaintiff Darrell Chissoe, asked the Superintendent to reinstate the
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application and to complete the transfer.1 The Superintend... More...
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United States of America v. Oraleigh Jaramillo, a/k/a Oraleight Hammond, Classia Rose Hammond, Loia K. House, Dannell Jonah Lee, Kevin Ryan Lee, Myreon Lehi, Ladelda Lopez, a/k/a Ladeid Vox, Jennifer Ann Pioche District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Eight Individuals with Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Plead Guilty to Embezzlement and Money Laundering

As part of an ongoing investigation, eight individuals pled guilty to various charges involving funds embezzled from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe announced U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, FBI Denver Field Office Special Agent in Charge Calvin A. Shivers, and IRS-Criminal Investigation Denv... More...
   $0 (02-12-2018 - CO)

United States of America v. William Turton and Mathew Lederer District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Great Falls, Montana

Great Falls, MT - Last of Six Defendants Sentenced for Gun and Drug Trade in Great Falls

The last of six co-defendants was sentenced today for her role in a methamphetamine for guns trade that took place in Great Falls. 31-year old Monica Hulit of Great Falls was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Judge Brian M. ... More...
   $0 (02-12-2018 - MT)

United States of America v. Rhyan Leigh Smith District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Porland, OR - Warm Springs Woman Pleads Guilty to Assault with Intent to Commit Murder of Two Family Members

Rhyan Leigh Smith, 26, of Warm Springs, Oregon, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to two counts of assault with the intent to commit murder in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 113(a) and 1153, and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence in violation ... More...
   $0 (02-10-2018 - OR)

Clayton Douglas v. Serenivision, Inc.

There is a “strong presumption that courts should
determine the jurisdiction of arbitrators.” (Sandquist v. Lebo
Automotive, Inc. (2016) 1 Cal.5th 233, 249 (Sandquist).) Parties
may nevertheless agree to let an arbitrator decide his or her own
jurisdiction, at least if their agreement to do so is “‘clear[] and
unmistakabl[e].’” (Howsam v. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. (2002)
5... More...
   $0 (02-08-2018 - CA)

Charles J. Trois v. Apple Tree Auction Center, Inc.; Samuel Schnaidt Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

This appeal presents issues of personal jurisdiction and venue. A Texas citizen sued Ohio citizens in a Texas court based on two distinct claims: first, breach of a contract executed and performed in Ohio; and second, fraudulent misrepresentation made during a conference call from Ohio to Texas. The question thus before us is whether the Texas court may properly assert personal jurisdiction over t... More...   $0 (02-05-2018 - TX)

Anthony Migliaro v. Fidelity National Indemnity Insurance Company, a/k/a Wright National Flood Insurance Company District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

The issue in this case is whether the rejection of a policyholder’s proof of loss constituted a “written denial of all or part of the claim,” thereby triggering the one-year statute of limitations that is set forth in every Standard Flood Insurance Policy (“SFIP”). After receiving a payment from Fidelity National Indemnity Insurance Company, based on an adjuster’s assessment of the damage to his p... More...   $0 (02-02-2018 - PA)

Estate of Vera Cummings v. Community Health Systems, Inc. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is the second appeal in this litigation to come before this court. The first
appeal involved claims by the estate of Vera Cummings (the Estate) against Community
Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI) under state law, against the United States under the Federal
Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and against Mountain View Regional Medical Center
(Mountain View) under state law. We disposed of the ap... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - NM)

United States of America v. Daniel Michael Twohearts District of North Dakota Federal Courtroom - Fargo, North Dakota

Columbus, OH - Fort Totten Man Sentenced on Firearms Charges

DANIEL MICHAEL TWOHEARTS, age 24, of Fort Totten, ND, was sentenced before Circuit Court Judge Ralph R. Erickson (sitting by designation), on drug trafficking and firearms charges, specifically: Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon; Possession of a Stolen Firearm; Possession with Intent to Distribute a Con... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - ND)

United States of America v. Sharon Marie Clark District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Parker Man and Woman Each Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison for Murder

Sharon Marie Clark, 57, of Parker, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Diane J. Humetewa to 25 years in prison, followed by a term of five years of supervised release. Clark had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aiding and abetting. On Dec. 20, 2017, Jeffrey Scott Willi... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - AZ)

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