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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. COUNTY OF MARICOPA, Arizona and PAUL PENZONE,* in his official capacity as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona

The United States brought this action to halt racially discriminatory policing policies instituted by Joseph Arpaio, the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Under Arpaio’s leadership, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) routinely targeted Latino drivers and passengers for pretextual traffic stops aimed at detecting violations of federal immigration law. Based on that and other un... More...   $0 (05-13-2018 - AZ)

United States of America v. Joseph Thompson Western District of New York Federal Courthouse - Buffalo, New York

Buffalo, NY - Lockport Man Pleads Guilty For His Role In Narcotics Conspiracy

Joseph Thompson, 68, of Lockport, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 40 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing fentanyl. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maxi... More...
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United States of America v. Roger Bellanger District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.S.C. §§... More...
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Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
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DANNY SNAPP v. UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION and BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY

Snapp worked for BNSF from 1971 through 1999. He rose through the ranks, becoming a Division Trainmaster in 1986. Due to tiredness and low energy, he went to a doctor in 1994. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea and had surgeries in 1996 and 1998 in unsuccessful attempts to correct his condition. In 1999, BNSF received a report from Snapp’s physician. Snapp’s supervisor told Snapp he did not bel... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - WA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROGER BELANGER United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - ME)

TIMOTHY J. HART v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

The KDOR suspended Hart's driver's license for having refused to submit to testing following his arrest for driving under the influence. Hart appealed the suspension to the district court.

At the district court hearing, Trooper Cole McGee of the Kansas Highway Patrol testified he stopped Hart after he failed to stop before exiting a private driveway and later failed to use a turn sign... More...
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DENNIS R. LANE v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

After Lane's license was suspended in an administrative proceeding before the Kansas Department of Revenue, he sought review in the district court. That court then heard the matter independently, and it heard evidence and made factual findings. We therefore must accept the factual findings of the district court so long as they are supported by substantial evidence. Swank v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Peter Galbraith Kelly, Jr. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Former Energy Company Executive Pleads Guilty In Connection With The Bribery Scheme Of Former Executive Deputy Secretary To The Governor Of New York

PETER GALBRAITH KELLY JR., a former executive at Competitive Power Ventures (“CPV”), pled guilty to defrauding CPV by misrepresenting that the former Executive Deputy Secretary to the Governor, Joseph Percoco, had obtained stat... More...
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Alysia Webb v. City of Riverside

Petitioner Alysia Webb1 (Webb) filed a verified petition for writ of mandate in
superior court alleging the City of Riverside (Riverside) violated Propositions 26 and 218
when it began transferring additional revenue from electric utility reserve fund accounts
into the general fund without approval by the electorate. Webb contends the court
improperly dismissed her case without lea... More...
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United States of America v. Leonel Alexis Valerio Santana District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Dominican National Pleads Guilty to International E-Mail Impersonation and Fraud Scam

A Dominican national pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with a scam in which he and co-conspirators defrauded victims by pretending to be employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Leonel Alexis Valerio Santana, 28, pleaded guilty to tw... More...
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Kimmy McNair and Larry McNair v. Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals We Turn Your Successes Into Marketing Call Today! 888-354-4529

This matter is before this Court upon a June 9, 2017, order of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit certifying the following question:
Whether West Virginia law permits a claim of failure to warn and negligent misrepresentation against a branded drug manufacturer when the drug ingested was produced by a generic manufacturer.
By order dated August 30, 2017, this Cou... More...
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The State of Texas v. Mary Lou Garcia TENTH COURT OF APPEALS

Here, Garcia was charged by information with assault bodily injury-family
violence for “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly caus[ing] bodily injury to Roy
Mendez, a member of the defendant’s family or household, by scratching his face with
her hands.” See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 22.01(a)(1) (West Supp. 2017). Thereafter, the
State provided “Notice of Enhancement for Class ... More...
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Daniel Davila Martinez v. The State of Texas Daniel Davila Martinez - Registered Sex Offender

In his first three issues, Martinez contends that the trial court abused its discretion
by admitting the testimony of former Child Protective Services investigator Valerie Perez,
Martinez v. State Page 2

Child Safe forensic interviewer Andrea Aguirre, and child-abuse pediatrician Jennifer
Clarke, M.D., as outcry witnesses. With regard to these witnesses, Martinez argues ... More...
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Michael Montanez v. Jorge Carvajal, Todd Raible, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Police officers interrupt what they reasonably believe to be a residential burglary and detain two suspects just outside the house. Having done so, can the
* Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, sitting by designation.
Case: 16-17639 Date Filed: 05/09/2018 Page: 1 of 19
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officers thereafter lawfully enter the home—without a warrant, an... More...
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Dolores Gutierrez v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

This appeal arises from five class actions brought by bank customers
(“Plaintiffs”) alleging that their banks unlawfully charged them overdraft fees.
These cases have been before this Court multiple times in recent years.1 In this
appeal, Wells Fargo appeals the District Court’s denial of its motion to compel
arbitration with the unnamed Plaintiffs comprising the classes. The Distr... More...
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Christopher Ryan Wall v. The State of Texas

Rita Deysarkar was critically injured on February 6, 2015 in a collision involving appellant.
Appellant was travelling at a speed of more than 110 mph in a 40 mph speed zone when he hit
Deysarkar’s vehicle near the driver’s side door as she was driving through an intersection. Four
hours after the crash, appellant’s blood-alcohol content was .11.
Several witnesses testified a... More...
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Kenneth McGraw v. The State of Texas Texas Fourth District Court of Appeals -

McGraw was indicted for two counts of theft. The first count was a third degree felony,
and the second count was a state jail felony. The indictment also contained two enhancement
allegations.
On October 24, 2016, McGraw signed a plea bargain agreement pursuant to which he pled
guilty to the first count in the indictment and true to the first enhancement allegation in exchan... More...
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Alejandro Joel Chapa v. The State of Texas

Chapa and his co-defendant, Emmanuel Galindo, were charged with multiple counts of
compelling prostitution, sexual assault, and official oppression after law enforcement authorities
investigated a scam Chapa and Galindo devised while they were employed as police officers. In
furtherance of the scam, Chapa and Galindo recruited women to pose as their girlfriends in a
nonexisten... More...
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Lenworth Bailey v. Rocky Mountain Holdings, LLC, Air Methods Corporation United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

The Airline Deregulation Act (“ADA”) provides that “a State, political
subdivision of a State, or political authority of at least 2 States may not enact or
enforce a law, regulation, or other provision having the force and effect of law
related to a price, route, or service of an air carrier.” 49 U.S.C. § 41713(b)(1).
This language expresses a broad preemptive intent that encompass... More...
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Kevin Jackson v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On April 10, 2007, around 4:30 a.m., D.L. and her daughter were sleeping in
the same bedroom in the apartment where they lived. D.L. was awakened by a
loud noise. Jackson, armed with a knife, had broken into the apartment. He
entered the bedroom and stood at the end of D.L.’s bed, obviously intoxicated
and swaying back and forth. He told D.L. that he wanted to have sex with... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Mainor Celin Avilez Canales Mainor Celin Canales - Registered Sex Offender

The Defendant was charged with aggravated rape after he was seen carrying the semi-conscious and beaten victim across the parking lot of a bar. The victim, who was severely intoxicated at the time she was assaulted, could not recall the particulars of the assault. At trial, the Defendant asserted that he did not have intercourse with her and that her injuries were the result of a fall.
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State of Tennessee v. Patrick Jayson Reeners Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On April 21, 2016, the Defendant pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor, public intoxication, a C misdemeanor, (Case 729-2015) and telephone harassment, a Class A misdemeanor (Case 806-2015). The trial court reviewed the offenses for which the Defendant was entering guilty pleas and the agreed-upon sentences. The Defendant confirmed his understanding of the plea agreement. ... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Tedderick Fields Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

Tampa, FL - Lake Wales Man Sentenced To More Than Four Years On Tax Fraud Charges

U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew has sentenced Tedderick Fields to four years and three months in federal prison for filing false claims with the Internal Revenue Service. He was also ordered to pay $7,775 in restitution to the IRS. Fields pleaded guilty on February 1, 2018.

According to court ... More...
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United States of America v. Sky Justin Gornik Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California

San Diego, CA - Dark Web Vendor Enters Plea, Faces 10 Years for Internet Distribution of Deadly Carfentanil, Fentanyl, and Other Drugs

Sky Justin Gornik, age 39, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to deliver, distribute and dispense controlled substances through the internet, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(h), 841(b)(1)(A), and 846. Gornik also ... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - CA)

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