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Family and Estate of Korryn Gaines v. Baltimore County City of Baltimore Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Jury Awards Family of Woman Killed by Cop $32 Million

The family and estate of Korryn Gaines sued Baltimore County and Royce Ruby on excessive for theories that he did not have good cause to shoot and kill her.

The 2016 death of Korryn Gaines came at the end of six-hour standoff in her apartment.

Cpl. Royce Ruby and his partner had attempted to serve wa... More...
   $32000000 (02-16-2018 - MD)

Daniel Thomas, et al. v. Nationwide Children's Hospital, at at. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Medical personnel treated three infants, between 19-days old
and six-months old, in the emergency room of Nationwide Children’s Hospital for serious
injuries, including skull fractures and a broken leg. Nationwide’s physicians suspected child
abuse, and they conducted x-rays, a CT scan, and blood testing to identify additional injuries,
after which they alerted Franklin County Chil... More...
   $0 (02-16-2018 - )

Juan Gonzales v. Wayne Bill Lew

Code of Civil Procedure section 9981 is a cost-shifting
statute designed to encourage parties to settle their lawsuits
prior to trial by punishing a party that refuses a reasonable
settlement offer. In order to trigger section 998, a settlement offer
must be clear, in that it must allow the party receiving the offer
to evaluate whether the party making the offer is likely to ob... More...
   $0 (02-03-2018 - CA)

Beebe Roh v. Starbucks Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

While Beebe and Lucas Roh were at
Starbucks on Rush Street in Chicago, Illinois with their two
sons Alexander and Marcus, a wood and metal stanchion fell
onto Marcus Roh’s finger. Marcus’s injured finger had to be
amputated that same day. Beebe sued Starbucks Corporation
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in state court on behalf of Marcus, claiming its negligence
caused Marcus’s injury. In... More...
   $0 (02-02-2018 - IL)

W.S. v. S.T.

In 2014, appellant W.S. filed a petition to establish a parental relationship with his
daughter (daughter). W.S. alleged he was daughter’s biological father. He claimed he
had a relationship with S.T., daughter’s mother, while she was married to her husband,
Martin T. W.S. requested joint legal and physical custody, equal time visitation, and
mediation to work out a parenting plan.... More...
   $0 (02-02-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. BRETT M. MEDDOCK

Defendant-appellant Brett M. Meddock appeals his conviction and sentence
for one count of murder, in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), an unclassified felony; one count


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of involuntary manslaughter, in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A), a felony of the first degree;
one count of felonious assault, in violation of 2903.11(A)(1), a felony of the second
degree; one coun... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - OH)

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. Maria Del Rosario Alvarez Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Maria Del Rosario Alvarez appeals the district court’s sentence requiring her to obtain mental health treatment as a special condition of supervised release. Because the district court committed reversible error in imposing this special condition without the statutorily required factual findings, we VACATE the challenged condition and REMAND for proceedings consistent with this opinion.
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   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

L.M.P. v. School Board Broward, et al. Southern District of Florida Courthouse - Miami, Florida

This Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) case comes before this Court after a twelve-year battle by two sets of parents on behalf of their children to receive the specific therapy they believed their children deserved. Beginning in 2005, Appellant L.M.P., a mother of triplets acting individually and on her children’s behalf, sought the aid of the courts to force Appellee School Bo... More...   $0 (01-21-2018 - FL)

State of Nebraska v. Teon D. Hill Man convicted of killing 34-year-old Omahan

A December 10, 2013, surveillance video shows Dunn making a purchase at a liquor store at 30th and Pinkney Streets in Omaha at approximately 9:54 p.m. The purchase was placed in a white plastic bag. Surveillance video indicates
that Dunn then walked toward 28th Avenue. At approximately 10 p.m., a gunshot detection system notified the Omaha Police Department of six shots fired in the area. Offi... More...
   $0 (01-19-2018 - NE)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - CHRISTY LYNN WARWICK

In May 2016, appellant was arrested and indicted on one count of endangering
children in violation of R.C. 2919.22(A), a felony of the third degree, and one count of
involuntary manslaughter in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A), a felony of the first degree. The
charges arose out of the death of appellant's infant son, Sylas, who was 21 months old at the
time of his death on Decemb... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - OH)

STATE OF KANSAS v. AARON T. CESSNA

On March 19, 2014, the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office charged
Cessna with nine counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Earlier that month, Quang Minh Nguyen, an employee at Octapharma Plasma, was going through the lost and found at the business and discovered a black and red cell phone that had been there for approximately three weeks. Quang attempted to turn the phone on to de... More...
   $0 (01-16-2018 - KS)

Luis Armando Carreon v. The State of Texas

On April 17, 2006, pursuant to a guilty plea, the trial court convicted Carreon on two counts of burglary of a habitation, both second degree felonies. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 30.02(c)(2) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). On the only count that is the subject of this appeal, the trial court sentenced Carreon to ten years’ confinement, suspended the sentence, and placed Carreon on communi... More...   $0 (01-12-2018 - TX)

ALEXIS J. CARTAGENA vs STATE OF FLORIDA

This case presents two issues for our review. First, we are asked to determine whether evidence of acts committed by appellant shortly after the charged crime is considered inextricably intertwined with the offense so as to be admissible at trial. Second, we must decide whether the trial court properly applied a sentencing multiplier based on facts not submitted to the jury. As to the first iss... More...   $0 (01-10-2018 - FL)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. SAMUEL TYLER POTTER

The record tends to show the following:
At roughly 1:00 AM on 14 August 2012, the Pamlico County Fire Marshal
received a call concerning a burning structure in Grantsboro, North Carolina. A local
sheriff’s deputy arrived first at the scene of the fire, where he was greeted by
Defendant and another gentleman, Michael Block (“Mr. Block”). Defendant told the
sheriff’s depu... More...
   $0 (01-07-2018 - NC)

GARY LEE MORNINGSTAR, JR. v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2007, Gary Morningstar was convicted by a jury of one count of rape of a child under the age of 14, one count of aggravated battery, one count of abuse of a child, and one count of aggravated endangerment of a child. The facts of the case are well-known to the parties and need not be reiterated here.
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Morningstar was sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole ... More...
   $0 (01-06-2018 - KS)

State of Tennessee v. Shelton Stone Goss

Phillip Jackson testified that he lived on Margaret Cove in June 2015, and Defendant lived across the street from him with Defendant’s mother, stepfather, and sisters. He had seen Defendant driving a white Dodge Caravan. On June 23, 2015, Mr. Jackson, who worked as a plumber, awoke at 6:00 a.m., got dressed, and walked out of the house at 6:15 a.m. He opened the passenger door to his work truck... More...   $0 (12-31-2017 - TN)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ New Mexico Supreme Court affirms convictions in murder case

Vialpando was shot nine times while sitting in a vehicle with his spouse and
3 three children and died from the injuries he sustained. The State charged Ramirez
4 with one count of first-degree murder, NMSA 1978, § 30-2-1(A)(1) (1994); one count
5 of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, NMSA 1978, § 30-28-2 (1979), § 30-2
6 1(A)(1); one count of shooting at or from a motor ve... More...
   $0 (12-30-2017 - )

DONALD DEAN FOLTZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMING Foltz found guilty

In the fall of 2014, Mr. Foltz moved into the home of his girlfriend, Amanda Russell, and her two children. On December 22, 2014, Ms. Russell took her two-year-old son, BB, to a pediatrician, Dr. Fall, with concerns that BB had been vomiting, complaining of leg pain, and that he was bruising easily. After an examination and receiving the results of blood work, Dr. Fall concluded that BB’s injur... More...   $0 (12-30-2017 - WY)

In the Interest of E. C. A. and A. A. G., children v. Department of Family and Protective Services

In this accelerated appeal, appellant, J.I.A. (“Mother”), challenges the trial court’s decree terminating her parental rights to her minor children, E.C.A. and A.A.G. In six issues, Mother argues that the evidence was legally and factually insufficient to support (1) the termination of her rights under Texas Family Code section 161.001(b)(1)(D); (2) the termination of her rights under Texas Family... More...   $0 (12-28-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Diego Vigil District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Omaha Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Distribution of Child Pornography

Diego Vigil, 36, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography. The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Vigil to 7 years imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Vigil will begin a ten-year term o... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - NE)

United States of America v. Daniel Lee Dove Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington

Spokane, WA - Airway Heights, Washington Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Daniel Lee Dove, age 36, of Airway Heights, Washington, was sentenced after having previously pleaded guilty on November 30, 2016, to Possession of Child Pornography. Senior United States District Judge Wm. Fremming Nielsen sentenced Dove to a nine-year term of impriso... More...
   $0 (12-26-2017 - WA)

T.H., a Minor, etc. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation California Supreme Court Building - Sacamento, California

Under California law, a brand-name drug manufacturer has a duty to warn
of known or reasonably knowable adverse effects arising from an individual’s use
of its drug. (See Stevens v. Parke, Davis & Co. (1973) 9 Cal.3d 51, 65.) In this
case, we examine whether — and if so, under what circumstances — a brandname
drug manufacturer may be sued under a theory of “warning label” liability... More...
   $0 (12-25-2017 - CA)

State of Tennessee v. Shelton Stone Goss COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TENNESSEE

Phillip Jackson testified that he lived on Margaret Cove in June 2015, and Defendant lived across the street from him with Defendant’s mother, stepfather, and sisters. He had seen Defendant driving a white Dodge Caravan. On June 23, 2015, Mr.
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Jackson, who worked as a plumber, awoke at 6:00 a.m., got dressed, and walked out of the house at 6:15 a.m. He opened the pass... More...
   $0 (12-24-2017 - TN)

In the Interest of J. S. B. v. Department of Family and Protective Services

In this accelerated appeal,2 appellant, L.S.B., challenges the trial court’s orders, entered after a bench trial, terminating her parental rights to her minor children, D.M.W., J.S.B., and E.L.B. (collectively, “the children”).3 In five issues, L.S.B. contends that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the trial court’s findings that she engaged, or knowingly placed the chi... More...   $0 (12-21-2017 - TX)

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