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United States of America v. William Scott Davis, Jr. Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, NC - Federal Jury Convicts Virginia Man for Cyberstalking and Communicating Interstate Threats

William Scott Davis, Jr., a 57-year-old resident of Hampton, Virginia, was convicted following a three-day trial before Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt. The jury found DAVIS guilty of cyberstalking and communicating interstate threats.

The evidence at trial s... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - NC)

Tanja Vidovic v. City of Tampa Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Jury Awards Former Firefighter On Discrimination Theory

Tanja Vidovic, age 36, sued the City of Tampa on a civil rights theory under 42 U.S.C. 2000e claiming that she was discriminated against because she was pregnant and that the City retaliated against her when she complained.

She claimed that three captains asked her for sex and the city retaliated against her afte... More...
   $245000 (12-08-2017 - FL)

United States of America v. Dimarzio Swade Sanchez District of Montana Federal Courthouse - Billings, Montana

Billings, MT - Jury Convicts Busby Man of First Degree Murder

Following a four-day trial with testimony from fourteen government witnesses, Dimarzio Swade Sanchez, 20, of Busby, was convicted by a Montana jury of first degree murder. Sanchez will be sentenced on March 29, 2018 and faces mandatory life in prison for the murder. He also faces a $250,000 fine, and up to five years of super... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - MT)

United States of America v. Gregory Bethea Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

Madison, WI - Milwaukee Man Sentenced to 21 Months for Credit Card Fraud

Gregory Bethea, 50, Milwaukee, pleaded guilty and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 21 months in federal prison for credit card fraud. Bethea was also ordered to pay $62,888.48 in restitution to Discover Financial Services.

In April 2014, law enforcement was contacted by a Sam’s Club... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - WI)

United States of America v. Walid H. Abdulla District of Nevada Federal Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - Man Sentenced To Over 6 1/2 Years In Prison For Committing Two Armed Robberies One Week Apart

A Las Vegas man was sentenced on December 5, 2017 to 67 months in prison and three years supervised release in connection with two armed robberies committed one week apart.

Walid H. Abdulla, 65, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and one count of interference wit... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - NV)

Navajo Nation v. Department of the Interior, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

The Department of the Interior (“Interior” or “the
Secretary”) oversees the control, storage, and delivery to the
Western states of the waters of the Colorado River. In most
years, each state in the Colorado River Basin receives a fixed
amount of water from the river; in “surplus” and “shortage”
years, that amount changes. In the face of unprecedented
drought and ever-incre... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JIMMY DEWAYNE MEYERS

Given the issues, we need not detail the sordid conduct underlying the charges. The victims were between the ages of five and nine years old in the summer of 2015 when Meyers abused them. Two of them are his own children. All of the victims testified at trial, and the prosecution introduced various out-of-court statements from them about what Meyers did. That evidence outlined incidents of sexual ... More...   $0 (12-02-2017 - KS)

BOBBY MOSES V. WAL-MART STORES, INC. Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal

Bobby Moses (“Respondent”) alleges that he slipped and fell in the Mansura,
Louisiana, Wal-Mart on October 21, 2015. In its reasons for ruling, the trial court
summarized the facts as follows:
The parties agree, as per video surveillance evidence, at approximately 9:57 a.m., an unidentified companion of plaintiff is seen holding a Subway cup and turns down the condiment aisle. At ... More...
   $0 (12-01-2017 - LA)

Rose Anwar v. DOW Chemical Company, Meglobal International PZE; Ramesh Ramachandran Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rose Anwar appeals the district court’s dismissal of her claims and argues that the district court erred in granting a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction and a motion for summary judgment to Defendants-Appellees MEG
International and The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) respectively. Anwar also argues that
the district court erred in denying her request for additional discover... More...
   $0 (11-30-2017 - MI)

Rose Brown v. Augustin Garcia Lake County Courthouse - Lake Port, California

This action is between two groups of the Elem Indian Colony Pomo Tribe (the
Tribe), the “Brown faction” (plaintiffs) and the “Garcia Council” (defendants).
Plaintiffs sued the Garcia Council over allegedly defamatory statements published in a
notification that warned they would be disenrolled if the Tribe’s General Council found
them guilty of specified crimes. The trial court rule... More...
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United States of America v. Rachel Marie White Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - El Reno Woman Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy

Rachel Marie White, age 38, of El Reno, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Drug Conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment, and up to 40 years imprisonment, and up to a $5,000,000.00 fine.

The Superseding Ind... More...
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Sheldon G. Adelson v. David A. Harris, Marc R. Stanley and National Jewish Democratic Council Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

Familiarity with the facts of this case, as set forth in this
court’s decision in Adelson v. Harris, 774 F.3d 803 (2d Cir. 2014), is
assumed. This case involves defamation claims brought by
Appellant Sheldon Adelson against Appellees National Jewish
Democratic Council, its Chair, Marc Stanley, and its President and
CEO, David Harris. Appellant’s claim of defamation is based on<... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - NY)

United States of America v. Shaylis Ellsworth District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man from Crownpoint Pleads Guilty to Federal Assault Charges - Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Shayliss Ellsworth, 24, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Crownpoint, N.M., pled guilty this morning in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to assault charges. Und... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Donnie Ray Jose Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Chui Chu Man Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison for Assault

Donnie Ray Jose, 46, of Chui Chu, Ariz., a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto to 108 months in prison. Jose was convicted after a jury trial of assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

The evidence at trial demons... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Bernardo Romo-Ramos Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Sonoyta Man Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Fourth Trafficking Conviction

Bernardo Romo-Ramos, 35, of Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, and a member of the Tohono O’odham Nation, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins on November 13, 2017 to 200 months of imprisonment. Bernardo Romo-Ramos had previously pleaded guilty to importation of more than 500 grams o... More...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - AZ)

United States of America v. Larry June District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man Sentenced to 97 Months for Federal Voluntary Manslaughter Conviction - Defendant Prosecuted as Part of Federal Initiative to Address the Epidemic Incidence of Violence Against Native Women

Larry June, 58, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced November 22, 2017 afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 97... More...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - NM)

United States of America v. Sisney Ann Large Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Oklahoma City Woman Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Distribution

Sisney Ann Large, age 43, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Distribution of Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $10,000,000.00 fine or both.

The Indic... More...
   $0 (11-20-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Richard Jenks, Jr. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

A jury convicted Richard Jenks Jr. of multiple counts of sexually abusing his
minor stepdaughter. Jenks now appeals his conviction and sentence. Exercising
jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.
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After marrying Jenks, a member of the Ute Tribe, Elizabeth Dini sent her
daughter, D.W., to live with her maternal grandparents. At 8 years old, D.W.
* After examining th... More...
   $0 (11-20-2017 - UT)

Brandon Leon Forbes v. State of Tennessee Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Lucy Munoz testified that on February 15, 2013, she and her threeyear-old son were living with her parents and younger brother at their home in Jackson. Lucy recalled that she had gone home in the early afternoon for her lunch break that day. When she pulled into the driveway, Lucy noticed that no one appeared to be home but that the garage door “was probably one-fourth open.” Lucy opened the g... More...   $0 (11-18-2017 - TN)

Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization v. Peter S. Chang and Katherine M. Chang Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case involves the attempted enforcement of a deed restriction against building more than a single one-car or two-car garage on a property located in the Garden Oaks, Section 3, Subdivision (the “Subdivision”). Appellant Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization (“GOMO”) filed suit against appellees Peter S. Chang and Katherine M. Chang seeking a permanent injunction to have the Changs remove
2... More...
   $0 (11-15-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Steve J. Meisel District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

A jury found Steven Meisel guilty of distributing and possessing child
pornography. See 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2), (a)(4)(B). Meisel asserts the district
court (1) violated his right to present a complete defense by preventing him from
adducing alternative perpetrator evidence1; and (2) erred in denying his request to
instruct the jury on “identity.” Even assuming the district court e... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - KS)

State v. Jesus Danilo Fuentes Dominican guilty of first-degree murder of man outside Providence nightclub Supreme Court of Rhode Island

In the early morning hours of November 6, 2009, Henry Vargas was shot outside Club
Platinum, a nightclub on Broad Street in Providence; and, tragically, he died as a result. His
girlfriend, Carmelina Bueno, was an eyewitness to that shooting.

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On January 15, 2010, a Providence County grand jury indicted defendant on two counts:
Count One, the first-... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - RI)

United States of America v. Miteshkumar Patel Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Last Defendant in the United States Pleads Guilty in Multimillion Dollar India-Based Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims - All 24 Defendants in the United States Have Pleaded Guilty; 61 Charged in Total

An Illinois man pleaded guilty today to money laundering conspiracy, joining six other defendants who recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for their roles in liq... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - TX)

West Virginia Lottery v. A-1 Amusement, Inc. Supreme Court of Appeals - Charleston, West Virginia

This appeal concerns a dispute between the West Virginia State Lottery, the
Lottery Commission, the Lottery Director,1 (collectively, the State Lottery) and certain
entities (Permit Holders) who were issued permits to operate limited video lottery game
terminals (LVL terminals). The dispute arose after the State Lottery instructed the Permit
Holders that they would be required to u... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - WV)

CATHERINE M. PILEGGI vs STATE OF FLORIDA Catherine Pileggi sentenced to 25 years for murdering boyfriend

Catherine Pileggi (“Defendant”) appeals her judgment of conviction for second degree murder. Defendant raises two arguments on appeal: (1) the trial court erred in denying her motion for judgment of acquittal; and (2) she was denied due process by not being given the opportunity to perform an independent autopsy. The State cross-appeals, arguing that in the event of reversal, the court improperl... More...   $0 (11-13-2017 - FL)

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