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Philip Eil v. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for the First Circuit

In 2011, Dr. Paul Volkman was tried and convicted of a number of drug-related charges for
illegally prescribing pain medication leading to the deaths of at
least fourteen individuals. Philip Eil, a journalist writing a
book on Dr. Volkman's case, attended portions of that public trial.
In 2012, Eil submitted a Freedom of Information Act
("FOIA") request for the exhibits introdu... More...
   $0 (12-22-2017 - RI)

Ketryn Cornell v. Berkeley Tennis Club

Plaintiff Ketryn Cornell is a severely obese woman who was fired from the
Berkeley Tennis Club after having worked there for over 15 years. She brought eight
claims against the Club: three under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
(FEHA; Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.), for disability discrimination and failure to
accommodate her disability (the discrimination/failure to acc... More...
   $0 (12-22-2017 - CA)


On September 30, 2011, Halton filed three separate complaints, alleging that Burkert committed the petty disorderly persons offense of harassment on January 8, 9, and 11, 2011, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:33-4(c).1 A three-day trial was held in
1 A petty disorderly persons offense is punishable by up to thirty days in jail. N.J.S.A. 2C:43-8.
the Elizabeth ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MARQUIS AIKEN MDEA arrests two NY men accused of dealing crack cocaine after search at Lewiston motel

On November 7, 2014, two state troopers and members of
the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency ("MDEA") received a tip that
individuals who were in room 216 at the Super 8 Motel in Lewiston,
Maine had with them large bags containing crack, cocaine or heroin.
The Super 8 Motel was known to the agents as a common stopover for
out-of-state gun and drug traffickers.
At app... More...
   $0 (12-20-2017 - ME)

Creed-21 v. City of Wildomar, Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust, Real Party in Interest

Plaintiff and Appellant Creed-21 appeals from the dismissal of its petition for writ
of mandate and complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief under the California
Environmental Quality Act (Petition). The trial court imposed an issue sanction on
standing, which terminated the action, for the misuse of the discovery process in response
to a motion for sanctions pursuant to Cod... More...
   $0 (12-19-2017 - CA)

DOE v. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.S.A. OF TULSA First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa

Appellant/Doe filed suit against The First Presbyterian Church U.S.A. ("FPC"), of Tulsa, Oklahoma and its minister, James D. Miller, ("Appellees"), based on theories of torts and breach of contract. Doe seeks damages arising out of alleged harm he incurred from Appellees' publishing notice of his baptism on the world wide web. Doe claimed that he advised Appellees of the need to keep his baptism p... More...   $0 (12-19-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Marquis Aiken District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this criminal appeal, we must
decide whether the Defendant, Marquis Aiken ("Aiken"), had a
reasonable expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment in
the motel room where he was at the time of a police search of the
premises. The district court ruled in Aiken's favor. The
government timely filed this appeal. After careful review, we
reverse and remand.
I. FACTUA... More...
   $0 (12-18-2017 - ME)

The State of Texas v. Terri Sanders SECOND COURT OF APPEALS, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Sanders was travelling on the wrong side of the road on the night of
October 23, 2015, when she struck another vehicle head-on. The collision
resulted in the deaths of two individuals and serious injury to another. The State
charged Sanders with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of
intoxication assault. Later, Sanders filed a motion to suppress the result... More...
   $0 (12-16-2017 - )

F. R. and J. R. v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Appellants F.R. (“Felix”) and J.R. (“Jane”) appeal from the trial court’s order
terminating their parental rights regarding two children, J.R. (“Tiffany”) and J.R. (“Erin”).1
Appellants challenge the order claiming trial-court procedural errors, ineffective assistance of trial
counsel, legal and factual insufficiency of the evidence, and denial of due process. For the reasons
that ... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - TX)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. ROBERT SINEGAL AKA, ROBERT SENEGAL Man leads state police on high-speed chase in Acadiana

On September 25, 2015, agents with the Louisiana Department of
Corrections, Office of Probation and Parole, as well as officers from the Kaplan
Police Department and members of the canine unit, arrived at a residence to
execute a parole warrant on Robert Sinegal. After the officers located him and
collected evidence inside the residence, the State charged the defendant, Robert... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - LA)

Daniel Lucas Brooks v. The State of Texas

David Herron and Appellant attended middle and high school together. Herron graduated
from the University of North Texas with a degree in creative writing. He went through several
stints in treatment centers and rehabilitation facilities for heroin addiction. Herron and Appellant
re-connected via Facebook in late 2012. Herron’s Facebook page referenced violent rap music
lyr... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

Brian Christopher Keith v. The State of Texas Murder trial of Hardin man accused of revenge killing of baby ends with hung jury

The complainant N.K., born on May 31, 2013, was the infant daughter of S.K.1
While Keith was listed on N.K.’s birth certificate as the father, it was uncontroverted
that he was not the biological father of the child. During an extended period of
absence from the home by Keith, S.K. had an affair with another man, which
produced the child. There was testimony at trial that Keith... More...
   $0 (12-12-2017 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. BRAYAN GOMEZ United States Court of Appeals For the Second Circuit

This appeal arises out of a traffic stop of Defendant‐Appellant 2
Brayan Gomez.  During surveillance in connection with a heroin‐3
trafficking investigation in Hartford, Connecticut, officers observed 4
Gomez  commit  several  traffic  violations  and  stopped  his  car.  5
During  the  five‐minute  traffic  stop,  the  officers  prolonged  the 6
seizure ... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - CT)

Elena Matushkina and Svetlana Son v. Kristen M. Nielsen Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Plaintiffs Elena Matushkina and
her daughter Svetlana Son filed this suit against federal officials
after a U.S. Consulate denied Matushkina’s immigrant
visa application in 2015. The well-established doctrine of consular
nonreviewability makes it impossible, or nearly so, for
plaintiffs to challenge the visa denial. Plaintiffs insist that
2 No. 17-1336
their suit does n... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - IL)

State of Minnesota vs. Tara Renaye Molnau Minnesota Supreme Court

In April 2015 law enforcement applied for a warrant to search the home of N.Z.
because police believed N.Z. was selling methamphetamine out of his home. The warrant
application sought permission to search the premises and N.Z. for drugs and evidence of
drug trafficking. The warrant application also indicated that police believed that a woman,
M.L.D., resided at the premises w... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - MN)


Ankeny Police Officer Jake Cusack initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle
Frescoln was driving on the night of August 12, 2016. During the stop, Officer
Cusack observed signs that Frescoln was intoxicated, and Frescoln admitted he
had consumed two beers. While Frescoln performed field sobriety tests, Officer
Cusack observed more signs that Frescoln was intoxicated. Frescoln ... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - IA)

Trey Sims v. Kenneth E. Labowitz and Claiborne Richardson United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In 2014, David E. Abbott, a detective with the Manassas City Police Department
in Virginia, investigated allegations that 17-year-old Trey Sims used his cellular
telephone to send sexually explicit photographs and video recordings of himself to his
15-year-old girlfriend. During the course of the investigation, Abbott obtained a search
warrant authorizing photographs of Sims’ naked... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - VA)

State of Tennessee v. Melvin Brown

This case concerns a December 6, 2011 car accident involving injuries to a third party that occurred in Memphis, Tennessee. The Defendant, who caused the accident, refused the officer’s request to submit to a blood test to determine his blood alcohol concentration, and his blood was taken, without a warrant and over his objections, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated section 55-10-406(f)(1)(Supp... More...   $0 (12-04-2017 - TN)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK v STEPHEN BROOKS, Also Known as LAY LOW State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department

Defendant, using a confidential informant as a go-between, sold crack cocaine to a police officer on two occasions in 2013. The confidential informant facilitated the sales by ferrying the drugs and buy money between adjacent hotel rooms, with defendant in one and investigators in the other. The investigators placed
defendant under arrest soon after the second sale was consummated. He was th... More...
   $0 (12-03-2017 - ny)

Joyce Bartholomew v. Youtube, LLC

We are asked in this case to decide whether a musician stated a claim for libel per
quod against the popular video viewing Web site, YouTube. When YouTube decided to
block access to Joyce Bartholomew’s video, it posted a statement that the video had
violated YouTube’s terms of service, a statement which also provided a hyperlink to a list
of examples and tips, a list YouTube called... More...
   $0 (12-03-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Karim Baratov, a/k/a “Kay,” a/k/a/Karim Taloverov, a/k/a Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - Canadian Hacker Who Conspired With And Aided Russian FSB Officers - Pleads Guilty
FSB Tasked Prolific Hacker to Target Webmail Accounts on Behalf of Russian Government

Karim Baratov, a/k/a “Kay,” a/k/a/Karim Taloverov, a/k/a Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov, pleaded guilty on November 28, 2017 to charges returned by a grand jury in the Northern District of California in ... More...
   $0 (11-29-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Valentino Johnson Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Valentino Johnson was convicted as a felon in
possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§§ 922(g)(1) & 924(e), after an emergency 911 call reporting
an attempted suicide led San Francisco police to discover a
handgun at the apartment where Johnson was temporarily
staying while on parole. Johnson challenges the denial of
two motions to... More...
   $0 (11-27-2017 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -V- PEDRO SERRANO, a/k/a/ “Louis Ortiz” Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse New York, New York

On October 30, 2015, the New York Police Department filed a report detailing a
physical assault involving Serrano at an apartment located on 80 East 110th Street (the
“Apartment”). Shortly thereafter, state law enforcement authorities seized 122 cartridges of
ammunition and a bulletproof vest from the Apartment. On November 18, 2015, Serrano
surrendered to authorities to face... More...
   $0 (11-26-2017 - NY)

Hossein Shahbazian v. City of Rancho Palos verdes

Governments speak. They also petition. And they act in
ways that are neither speaking nor petitioning. It is important to
distinguish between the three, because Code of Civil Procedure
section 425.16 (section 425.16) may apply to the first two, but not
the third.
This case concerns whether the City of Rancho Palos
Verdes properly issued a permit for a fence separating twoMore...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - CA)


In the spring of 2014, 14-year-old D.M.W., her two siblings, and her mother, J.A., moved in with the Becker family. J.A. was engaged to Curtis Becker. Curtis lived with his mother, Rinel Becker, and his brother, Casey Becker. The house was crowded, so Curtis and J.A. stayed in a bedroom in the basement. D.M.W. and Becker shared another room in the basement that was divided by a sheet. The sheet wa... More...   $0 (11-24-2017 - KS)

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