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Tyanne Davenport v. Edward D. Jones & Company, L.P. Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Tyanne Davenport (“Davenport”) appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Edward Jones & Company, L.P. (“Edward Jones”), on Davenport’s two claims of quid pro quo sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. (“Title VII”), and her state law false light invasion of privacy claim. The district court dismissed Davenport’s c... More...   $0 (05-25-2018 - LA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. NORMAN WADSWORTH

Norman Wadsworth suffered from schizophrenia for decades and received
no treatment. He had a contentious relationship with the manager at his apartment
complex, Darlene Crook, who he believed was part of a government conspiracy to
kill him. Eventually, Wadsworth was evicted from his apartment. After being
homeless for several months, Wadsworth tried to take a bus to a motel.... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - IA)

Allan McDowell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

At trial, the State offered appellant’s written and signed plea of true and stipulation of
evidence to the allegations in the State’s motion to proceed to an adjudication of guilt on the first
robbery as well as appellant’s written and signed judicial confession and stipulation of evidence
to the second robbery allegation. The State asked the trial court to take judicial notice of ... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Lorenzo Emanuel v. The State of Texas

Around 5:00 a.m. on February 28, 2016, an inmate-related disturbance in
the Denton County Jail’s Special Housing Unit delayed distribution of the
inmates’ breakfast trays.2 When inmate Emanuel eventually received his tray, he
complained that his breakfast was cold and requested a “Johnny Sack”—an
alternative inmate meal that is served in a brown paper bag, usually containing a ... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

DOMINO’S PIZZA, LLC. v. YVONNE WIEDERHOLD, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. WIEDERHOLD

In January 2011, Richard Wiederhold swerved into the median to avoid a vehicle
that had pulled out in front of him. His vehicle drifted through the median and back across
the roadway, flipped over once or twice, and came to rest in a ditch. The collision
immediately rendered him a quadriplegic. The other vehicle was driven by Jeffrey Kidd,
who was delivering pizza for Domino... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - FL)

Rakeem Levon Rhodes v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with capital murder. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. At trial, the evidence showed that late in the evening of June 12, 2013, Appellant and A.N.1 walked to the home of Albert Hodge. A.N. stayed behind while Appellant approached the door. Appellant knocked on the door, paused, and knocked again. When Hodge opened the door, A... More...   $0 (05-11-2018 - TX)

Jamie Lee Bledsoe v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

After a jury found Jamie Lee Bledsoe guilty of burglary of a building and made findings
that he had two prior felony convictions, thus enhancing his range of punishment, the trial court
sentenced him to twenty years’ imprisonment. Bledsoe appeals, claiming improper sentence
enhancement based on insufficient notice and insufficient evidence and also claiming fundamental
error b... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - TX)

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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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...
   $0 (04-29-2018 - TX)

Samuel Hal Wade v. The State of Texas 65 Years: Judge Goodwin Drops the Hammer on Sex Offender By Revoking Probation

Appellant Samuel Hal Wade was placed on deferred adjudication community
supervision after he pled guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child for sexual
abuse perpetrated against his two biological daughters. See Tex. Penal Code § 22.021(a)(1)(B),
(2)(B); Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 42A.101. Subsequently, the trial court granted the State’s 1
motions to adjudica... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - TX)

Philadelphia Taxi Association, Inc., et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia taxicab drivers, aggrieved by the influx of
taxis hailed at the touch of an app on one’s phone, brought
this antitrust action to protest the entry of Appellee Uber
Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) into the Philadelphia taxicab
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market. The Philadelphia Taxi Association (“PTA”), along
with 80 individual taxicab companies (collectively,
“Appellants”), appeal the ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - PA)

Jimmy Lee Garcia v. The State of Texas

Jimmy Lee Garcia was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and, after
the jury found two enhancement paragraphs to be true, was sentenced to life in prison.
See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(c) (West 2017). Because the evidence was
sufficient to prove Garcia possessed methamphetamine, the trial court conducted a
sufficient inquiry into the reasonablenes... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

David R. Griffith v. The State of Texas IN THE TENTH COURT OF APPEALS

The basic facts are not disputed. When Griffith’s daughter A.G. was fourteen years
old, she made an outcry of sexual abuse against him that was reported to Child Protective
Services and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office. After Griffith’s arrest, A.G. recanted
her sexual-abuse claims and subsequently testified at trial that Griffith did not sexually
abuse her. The evidence ... More...
   $0 (04-08-2018 - TX)

Misty Rae Hopkins v. The State of Texas

The evidence at trial showed that appellant, her husband, John, and their five children,
Ashley, Byran, J.D., Cassie, and Ezra, moved from Georgia to Burnet, Texas, where John was pastor
of a local church. According to the testimony of J.D. and Cassie, after the family moved to the 1
parsonage, appellant and John began sexually abusing their two youngest daughters. The daughters’
... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DANA L. CHANDLER Case Video

Mike Sisco and Karen Harkness were found dead in Karen's Topeka home about 2 p.m. on July 7, 2002. Both were shot at least five times. They were in bed as the shooting began.

There was no evidence anything was missing. When the bodies were discovered, Karen was wearing jewelry, including a diamond bracelet, a Rolex watch, and a gold ring. Mike's wallet was in his shorts. It contained tw... More...
   $0 (04-07-2018 - KS)

STATE OF IOWA vs. NOEL JERMAINE BENDER

The State charged Noel Bender with domestic abuse assault, third or
subsequent offense, as an habitual offender. See Iowa Code §§ 708.2A(1),
708.2A(4), 902.8, 902.9 (2015). A jury found him guilty, but this court reversed his
judgment and sentence and remanded for a new trial. See State v. Bender, No.
15-1595, 2016 WL 6396227, at *3 (Iowa Ct. App. Oct. 26, 2016). On remand,... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - )

Bobbydyne McMillan v. Cumberland County Board of Education; Joseph M. Locklear Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Appellant Bobbydyne McMillan was employed by the Cumberland County Board
of Education (“CCBE”) and resigned following an investigation into her conduct during
the course of her employment. She appeals the district court’s grant of summary
judgment in favor of the Defendants, CCBE, and Joseph M. Locklear,1 Associate
Superintendent of Human Resources, on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 Fourteen... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - NC)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JOHN CHARLES MCPHERSON II,

John McPherson was charged by trial information with assault on a police
officer causing bodily injury, in violation of Iowa Code section 708.3A (2016),1
following a scuffle with Special Agent Todd Monney of the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that occurred in a Sergeant Bluff Police
Department interview room. A jury found McPherson guilty of the les... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. STEVEN W. CHANEY COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA

A concerned citizen called 911 after seeing a man, later identified as Steven
Chaney, driving a vehicle “all over the road.” A Bettendorf patrol officer arrived at
the scene and pulled the keys from the ignition. Chaney got out of the vehicle and
“came at him.” Chaney also kicked a police sergeant.
The State charged Chaney with driving while barred as a habitual offende... More...
   $0 (04-01-2018 - IA)

Lane Walker Waldron v. The State of Texas

As set out above, Waldron was charged with capital murder for the death of S.F.’s
unborn daughter. According to the undisputed evidence presented at trial, Waldron and S.F. were
romantically involved and were living together at the time of the offense, and S.F. was pregnant with
Waldron’s twin children. One of the twins was male, and the other was female. On the day after
the of... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARK STUART LANDERSMAN, a/k/a Mark Stuart UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. LEE HALL UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT

We recount the facts in the light most favorable to the Government, the prevailing
party at trial. See United States v. Garcia-Ochoa, 607 F.3d 371, 376 (4th Cir. 2010). In
late 2012 and early 2013, Hall facilitated the Navy’s purchase of 349 unattributable (i.e.,
unserialized and untraceable) firearm suppressors for approximately $1,657,750. At that
time, Hall worked directl... More...
   $0 (03-28-2018 - VA)

Olivia DeHavilland v. FX Networks, LLC

Authors write books. Filmmakers make films. Playwrights
craft plays. And television writers, directors, and producers
create television shows and put them on the air -- or, in these
modern times, online. The First Amendment protects these
expressive works and the free speech rights of their creators.
Some of these works are fiction. Some are factual. And some are
a combinat... More...
   $0 (03-26-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DAVID MIKEL ROBBINS

On April 7, 2014, Marshalltown Police obtained a search warrant and a
S.W.A.T. team executed the warrant on a residence occupied by Robbins. Officers
found approximately one-half pound of methamphetamine, approximately two
pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and cash. An officer spoke with Robbins
following the search and asked him who occupied the northwest bedroom wher... More...
   $0 (03-24-2018 - IA)

Raul Rodriguez v. The State of Texas Raul Rodriguez, Texas man, gets 40 years in prison for fatally shooting neighbor after claiming 'stand your ground' defense

In the early morning of May 2, 2010, Harris County police responded to
reports of a weapons disturbance in a rural neighborhood. Upon arriving at the scene,
they discovered that Kelly Danaher had been shot. Two men were struggling to hold
down Rodriguez, who had fired the shots. Everyone other than Rodriguez had been
at a party inside. Danaher, the host of the party, died at th... More...
   $0 (03-24-2018 - TX)

Joesbell Rodriguez-Sanchez v. The State of Texas Texas First District Court of Appeals

On February 10, 2016, the trial court placed appellant on community
supervision, subject to certain conditions, including:
2. Avoid injurious or vicious conduct; and totally abstain from the use or consumption of alcoholic beverages of any kind, or any substance capable of causing intoxication, or the illegal use of any controlled substance.

. . . .

8. Report in p... More...
   $0 (03-23-2018 - TX)

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