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Rena C. v. Colonial School District Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This case arises out of a dispute under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”). Under the IDEA, when parents and school districts dispute a child’s educational placement, a parent may file an administrative due process complaint that can lead to an administrative hearing. At least ten days before the dispute reaches a hearing, the school district can extend a settlement offer to ... More...   $0 (05-23-2018 - PA)

State of Ohio v. Shaunell D. McKnight

On March 17, 2017, a Franklin County Grand Jury indicted appellant in case No. 17CR-1565 on five separate counts related to appellant's alleged possession and trafficking of various drugs on July 12, 2016. The counts included: trafficking in heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of heroin, in violation of R.C. 2925.11; trafficking in cocaine, in violation of R.C. 2925.03; possession of... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BRANDON CHRISTIAN ELLIOTT

Brandon Elliott pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury, in violation of
Iowa Code section 708.2A(5) (2015). Elliott timely filed a motion in arrest of
judgment, seeking to withdraw his guilty plea on the ground his guilty plea was not
voluntary and lacked a factual basis. Specifically, Elliott contended he felt pressure
to plead guilty because he was going to be arre... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - IA)

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. County of Maricopa and Paul Penzone District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, 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. Base... More...
   $0 (05-08-2018 - AZ)

State of Ohio v. Aaron Dean

The victim in this case, referred to as “I.M.R.,” offered the following
testimony at trial. I.M.R. is a married, mother of three. Between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. on
April 20, 2016, I.M.R. was walking on Lagrange Street in downtown Toledo, near the
Gold Star liquor store, talking on her cell phone with a friend. A person, whom she
identified in court as Dean, approached her from b... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - OH)

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On February 13, 2015, Kiasha Clovis and Defendant’s sister, Melissa Hayes,
were involved in an altercation in an apartment that the two women shared in
Alexandria. Melissa Hayes was in the process of moving out and was being
assisted by her boyfriend, Devonte Davis, her sister, Myra Hayes, Mr. Davis’s
mother and sister, and Defendant. The Davises, along with Myra and Defendan... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - LA)

Naruto v. David John Slater Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

We must determine whether a monkey may sue humans,
corporations, and companies for damages and injunctive
relief arising from claims of copyright infringement. Our
court’s precedent requires us to conclude that the monkey’s
claim has standing under Article III of the United States
Constitution. Nonetheless, we conclude that this
monkey—and all animals, since they are not hu... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - CA)

Omar Duarte v. The State of Texas

In December 1989, Appellant Omar Duarte was charged with the offense of
delivery of between 28 grams and 200 grams of heroin, a controlled substance. On
August 13, 1990, Duarte pleaded guilty to the charged offense. The written plea
admonishments, signed by Duarte, informed him that the possible punishment
range for the charged offense was “not more than 99 years” and “not le... More...
   $0 (04-29-2018 - TX)

LEE ANDREW MITCHELL-PENNINGTON v. STATE OF KANSAS

A jury found Mitchell-Pennington guilty of three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated burglary. He appealed and our court affirmed the convictions in State v. Mitchell-Pennington, No. 103,094, 2011 WL 4031485, (Kan. App. 2011) (unpublished decision). As found by our court:

"In the early morning hours of October 5, 2008, Jeremy Mireles, Emilio Alva, and Joshua Little ... More...
   $0 (04-29-2018 - KS)

JOHN PAUL HOLLAND v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2009, Holland was convicted by a jury of eight drug-related crimes. The facts and the charges were set forth in detail by a panel of this court in State v. Holland, No. 102,795, 2011 WL 135022, at *1-2 (Kan. App. 2011) (unpublished opinion). Following
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remand for resentencing and a second appeal of the new sentences, the Kansas Supreme Court ultimately affirmed Holland's senten... More...
   $0 (04-28-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SCOTT ROBERT BOLLIG

We begin with an introduction of the people involved in or affected by the criminal conspiracy and an outline of the circumstances that drew them together. Bollig, a bank officer, became acquainted with Naomi Abbott in late 2012, while she was married to Rahn Abbott. As her acquaintance with Bollig took an intimate turn, Naomi and Rahn were divorcing. After the divorce, Bollig and Naomi continued ... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - KS)

Tramayne Colfred Williams vs. State of Minnesota

Williams challenges the sentences he received in two criminal cases, one in Otter
Tail County and one in Hennepin County. In Otter Tail County, Williams was charged
with first-degree aggravated robbery, Minn. Stat. § 609.245, subd. (2016). He agreed to
plead guilty to that charge on the condition that, assuming his criminal-history score was
five, he would be sentenced to 84 ... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - MN)

Robin Prince-Rivers v. Federal Express Ground; Randstad Temporary Agency Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Plaintiff Robin Prince-Rivers sued defendants Federal Express Ground (“FedEx”) and Randstad Temporary Agency (“Randstad”), alleging employment discrimination. The district court granted the defendants’ separate motions to dismiss. We affirm.
* Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumsta... More...
   $0 (04-24-2018 - TX)

MICHAEL MATTOX v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2002, a jury found Mattox guilty, among other things, of aiding and abetting in the reckless second-degree murder of John Lane. Although the facts are fully set out in Mattox's direct appeal, State v. Mattox, 280 Kan. 473, 124 P.3d 6 (2005) (Mattox I), and his previous K.S.A. 60-1507 motion, Mattox v. State, 293 Kan. 723, 267 P.3d 746 (2011) (Mattox II), we briefly discuss the facts to give con... More...   $0 (04-17-2018 - KS)

Pasadena Police Officers Association v. City of Pasadena, Los Angeles Times Communications, LLC, Intervener and Appellant


Nikki Moore for California News Publishers Association as
Amicus Curiae on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Katie Townsend, Bruce D. Brown and Caitlin Vogus for
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press as Amicus Curiae
on behalf of Intervener and Appellant.
Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, Timothy K. Talbot
and Jacob A. Kalinksi for Plaintiffs and Responde... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - CA)

Jacqueline Winston v. City of Syracuse Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

2 Plaintiff Jacqueline Winston, a tenant in a multi‐family building
3 in the City of Syracuse, New York, filed this putative class action
4 under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the United States District Court for the
5 Northern District of New York in February 2016. She alleged that the
6 City and its Commissioner of Water Deborah Somers (collectively, the
7 “City”) violated the Du... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. John Davis and Brenda Montgomery Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Two Tennessee Health Care Executives Charged for Role in $4.6 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme

Two Tennessee health care executives were charged in an indictment unsealed on April 9, 2018 for their alleged participation in a $4.6 million Medicare kickback scheme involving durable medical equipment (DME).

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Just... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - TN)

The Regents of the University of California v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Katherine Rosen

After he enrolled in the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA),
Damon Thompson experienced auditory hallucinations. He believed other
students in the classroom and dormitory were criticizing him. School
administrators eventually learned of Thompson’s delusions and attempted to
provide mental health treatment. However, one morning Thompson stabbed
fellow student Katheri... More...
   $0 (04-10-2018 - CA)

Glenn Allen Chesney, et al v. Entergy Louisiana, L.L.C., et al

On August 31, 2010, Glenn Chesney (“Chesney”) arrived at the
Magnolia Landfill (“the landfill”) hauling a removable trash container on a
10-wheel flatbed truck owned by his employer, Waste Management of
Louisiana, L.L.C (“Waste Management”). Due to a power outage, the weigh
scale at the landfill was not working, and truck drivers had to wait in line for
the scale to reope... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

State of Louisiana v. Jamarcus M. Bates

On September 15, 2016, several Shreveport Police Department
(“SPD”) officers were dispatched to the McDonald’s at 7000 West 70th
Street, Shreveport, Louisiana, in response to a reported shooting. Upon their
arrival, the officers encountered Jeremy Brooks carrying a sword in a sheath.
Brooks claimed that two men, Ladamion Davis and Lakendrick Scroggins,
pulled a gun on hi... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - LA)

In re Roy Butler on Habeas Corpus

People convicted of noncapital murder and certain other criminal offenses
in California serve indeterminate sentences that run from a minimum number of
years to life, making release possible before the end of their life. The Board of
Parole Hearings (the Board) decides, subject to relevant statutory provisions and
review by the Governor, whether such prisoners are suitable for rele... More...
   $0 (04-06-2018 - CA)

MATTHEW BRIAN BURNSIDE V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

In 2014, a Faulkner County jury convicted Matthew Burnside of raping and sexually
assaulting a twelve-year-old girl. His convictions were affirmed on direct appeal by this
court in 2015. Burnside v. State, 2015 Ark. App. 550, 472 S.W.3d 497. He filed a timely
petition for postconviction relief in the circuit court in December 2015 pursuant to Arkansas
Rule of Criminal Proced... More...
   $0 (04-03-2018 - AR)

STATE OF OHIO vs. ADAM COLE HUDSON

On December 2, 2016, a Pickaway County Grand Jury returned an indictment that
charged appellant with (1) one count of murder, in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), an unspecified
felony, for causing the death of Thomas Mead, and (2) one count of burglary, in violation of R.C.
2911.12(A)(1), a second-degree felony. Appellant entered not guilty pleas.
{¶ 4} On January 25, 2017, ap... More...
   $0 (03-31-2018 - OH)

Pharrell Williams v. Frankie Christian Gaye Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

After a seven-day trial and two days of deliberation, a jury found that Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, and Clifford Harris, Jr.’s song “Blurred Lines,” the world’s best-selling single in 2013, infringed Frankie Christian Gaye, Nona Marvisa Gaye, and Marvin Gaye III’s copyright in Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit song “Got To Give It Up.” Three consolidated appeals followed.

Appellants and Cross-A... More...
   $0 (03-29-2018 - CA)

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