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State of Tennessee v. Trevial Moss Jury Convicts Man in Aggravated Robbery Case

The Defendant’s trial began on February 29, 2016, and continued through March 2, 2016. Phillip Finney, the victim, testified that on August 7, 2014, he was “assaulted and pistol whipped and robbed by two individuals.” The victim was walking down the street and encountered a woman named “Latonya” or “Tonya” whom he had previously seen arguing with two men. He asked the woman where he could purchas... More...   $0 (01-10-2018 - TN)

Anderson Living Trust v. Energen Resources Corporation District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fossil fuels are the decomposed remains of pre-historic flora (coal) and fauna (oil
and gas). They have driven the world’s economy (particularly that of the United States)
for over a century. Discovering marketable deposits, extracting them from the ground,
refining them, and delivering them to consumers in useful form is big business, on one
hand fraught with risk and on the other... More...
   $0 (01-10-2018 - NM)

Commodores Entertainment Corporation v. Thomas McClary and Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

In this common-law trademark case, Thomas McClary appeals from an order granting judgment as a matter of law to Commodores Entertainment Corporation (CEC) and converting a preliminary injunction into a permanent one against McClary and his corporation, Fifth Avenue Entertainment, LLC. The dispute concerned ownership of the mark “The Commodores,” the name of a famous Grammy Award–winning rhythm and... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - FL)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. GAVINO LUNA COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

Defendant’s convictions stem from events that occurred the afternoon of May
16 3, 2013, when Defendant was looking after J.C. (Child), a nine-year-old boy, and
17 Child’s twelve-year-old sister because Child’s mother was hospitalized. Defendant
18 lived with Child’s grandmother. According to Child, Defendant showed Child “ugly”
19 movies that showed photographs of women “showing th... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JOSHUA MAESTAS New Mexico Supreme Court

Following the altercation with Defendant, Barela received treatment for a
10 concussion at Presbyterian Medical Center and her doctor reported a domestic
11 incident to the police. While at the hospital, Deputy Metzgar of the Bernalillo County
12 Sheriff’s Department recorded his interview with Barela, who alleged that on
13 December 2, 2009, Defendant had physically abused her a... More...
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Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al. v. Lawrence G. Wasden District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho

Investigative journalism has long been a fixture in the American press, particularly with regard to food safety.1 In the early 1900s, Upton Sinclair highlighted conditions in the meat-packing industry in The Jungle, a novel based on his time working incognito in a packing plant.2 This case also originates in the agricultural sector—a secretly-filmed exposé of the operation of an Idaho dairy farm. ... More...   $0 (01-09-2018 - ID)

City of Modesto v. The Dow Chemical Company

In late 1998, the City of Modesto (the City), the City of Modesto Sewer District
No. 1 (the Sewer District) and the Modesto Redevelopment Agency (the RDA) sued
various retail dry cleaning businesses (dry cleaners) operating in Modesto together with
the manufacturers of dry cleaning equipment used at those dry cleaners, and the
manufacturers and distributors of dry cleaning solvent.... More...
   $0 (01-08-2018 - CA)

SIGMATECH, INC. v. THE UNITED STATES

Since 2007, the United States Army Security Assistance Command (the “USASAC”) has procured Security Assistance (SA)/Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programmatic support services (“FMS”), pursuant to task orders issued under Blanket Purchase Agreement (“BPA”) W31P4Q05-A-0026. AR 835, 1000, 1002. Sigmatech, Inc. (“Sigmatech”) is the incumbent contractor for FMS services. AR 1000, 1560.

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STATE OF IOWA vs. DANIELLE BROWN Supreme Court of Iowa

The facts are essentially uncontested. The officers in this case obtained a search warrant for the residence. The search warrant indicated that the police were looking for evidence of the use, sale, and distribution of narcotics, along with firearms and ammunition. The search warrant identified one man, Jeffrey Sickles, as a person to be searched. An attached police affidavit identified a woma... More...   $0 (01-08-2018 - IA)

Reginald Reshawn Mack v. The State of Texas

A Brazoria County grand jury indicted appellant for the offense of assault involving family violence as a repeat offender. The State alleged that appellant assaulted his girlfriend, Ashley, with whom appellant had a dating relationship. The indictment further alleged that appellant was previously convicted of assault against a family member and assault against a member of the household. Appella... More...   $0 (01-06-2018 - TX)

Judson C. Ball Revocable Trust v. Phoenix Orchard Group I, L.P., et al.

¶1 Judson C. Ball Revocable Trust (the “Trust”) appeals from the
declaratory judgment in favor of Phoenix Orchard Group I, LP and Phoenix
Orchard Group II, LP (collectively, “POG”); and the denial of its motion to
stay release of rescission payments to the Trust’s judgment creditor, PJI-2
Collection, LLC (“PJI-2”). For the following reasons, we affirm the
declaratory judgment a... More...
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United States of America v. Lawrence Foster, d/k/a Lorenzo Foster Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

This is a real estate fraud case. A jury convicted Lawrence Foster of defrauding investors with regard to real estate located on the island of Rum Cay in the Bahamas. Foster appeals the district court’s (1) denial of his three motions for a judgment of acquittal; (2) determination of the loss amount, restitution award, and his sentence; and (3) denial of his motion to vacate the verdict due to all... More...   $0 (01-04-2018 - FL)

Kathleen D. McBride, as Trustee, etc. v. Byron C. Smith

Kathleen McBride (McBride) sued Byron and Kalmia Smith (the Smiths) for
violating McBride’s rights with respect to a recorded easement over the Smiths’ property.
After sustaining demurrers to several versions of McBride’s complaint, the last without
leave to amend, the trial court entered judgment in favor of the Smiths. On appeal, we
conclude that McBride stated causes of action f... More...
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Jefferson Mitchell Dean v. State of Indiana Jefferson Mitchell Dean - Registered Violent or Sex Offender

In August 2015, eight-year-old A.C. told her babysitter that Dean, her
stepfather, had inappropriately touched her vaginal area. The babysitter told
A.C.’s father about the allegations, and he called the police. A.C.’s father also
took her to the hospital for an examination and to the CASIE Center in South
Bend for a forensic interview.
[5] Thereafter, on August 20, 2015... More...
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J. Brent Arave v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant, J. Brent Arave, brought several claims under the California
Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) (Gov. Code, § 12900 et seq.) against his
former employers, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. (Merrill Lynch), Bank of
America (BoA), his supervisor Joseph Holsinger, and a human resources supervisor,
Katherine Anderson (collectively, defendants). He ... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - CA)

Wandering Dago Inc. v. New York State Office of General Services et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

New York, NY Plaintiff‐appellant Wandering Dago, Inc., (“WD”) operates a food truck and
32 brands itself and the food it sells with language generally viewed as ethnic slurs.
33 Defendants‐appellees are officials within the New York State Office of General Services
* Judge Carol Bagley Amon, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
New York, sitti... More...
   $0 (01-03-2018 - NY)

STATE OF OHIO v. JARELLE N. GUICE

Late one evening, Mr. Guice ignored a police officer’s signal to stop his car and
led the officer on a brief car chase. At the time, Mr. Guice was the subject of a BOLO (“be on
the lookout”) because he had threatened his ex-girlfriend several hours earlier. The chase ended
when Mr. Guice, having driven to the duplex community where his ex-girlfriend was staying,
crashed his c... More...
   $0 (01-01-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RICHARD ELBERT TURLEY United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

In 1964 the government entered into a 20-year lease with Turley for property in
Henryetta, Oklahoma (the Property) to be used as a post office. The lease provided
options to renew for six additional five-year terms and included an option to purchase at
the end of each renewal term. Written notice of renewal was due 90 days before the new
... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. RAFAEL ALDANAUNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JULIO CESAR SUAREZ

On November 28, 2015, a border patrol surveillance agent observed Rafael Aldana climbing over the fence separating
the United States and Mexico. A second agent found him hiding in the brush approximately 400 yards north of the border and two miles from the nearest port of entry facility at Otay Mesa, California. Aldana admitted to climbing over the fence and told the border patrol officer th... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. STEVEN PETERMAN

In September 2001, when Peterman was 43 years old, he told a woman that he was interested in making money by publishing sexually explicit photographs of children on the Internet; he wanted to locate young girls to photograph; and he was particularly interested in runaways because nobody cared about them. Later that same month, Peterman called the same woman to see if she was interested in particip... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - KS)

David Oden Delacey v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged with criminal trespass on January 15, 2016. A jury trial was held from July 11, 2016, to July 14, 2016. At trial, complainant Gregory Garza’s next-door neighbor Wesley Walker testified that he was watching television at 4:30 a.m. on January 12, 2016, when he heard his dogs barking. Walker lives on Ross Street in La Marque, Texas next to complainant. When he heard his dog... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Jason Todd Mogler District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Leader of International Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme Sentenced to More Than 24 Years in Federal Prison

Jason Todd Mogler, 49, formerly of Phoenix, Ariz., was sentenced on December 1, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 24 years and 4 months in prison. Mogler had previously pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and money laundering stemming fro... More...
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George L. Mullin v. The State of Texas Criminal mischief, burglary of a building, and two counts of theft of copper.

Appellant was charged by indictment with criminal mischief, burglary of a building, and two counts of theft of copper. He pleaded “not guilty,” and the matter proceeded to a bench trial. At trial, the evidence showed that a break-in occurred at the clubhouse of the Pines Gun Club in Lufkin. A television was stolen from the clubhouse. Copper cables were removed from one of the target machines ... More...   $0 (12-29-2017 - TX)

Sam Kemp v. The State of Texas 12th Court of Appeals Courthouse in Tyler, Texas

On July 3, 2015, Tyler Police Department Officer Brandon Lott, while working the midnight shift, parked at a gas station. Officer Lott observed what he believed to be an illegal drug transaction. He saw a young male approach the passenger side of a vehicle, reach into his pocket and retrieve an item, hand it to an individual later determined to be Appellant, and then walk away from the vehicle. ... More...   $0 (12-28-2017 - TX)

Octavious Lamar Rhymes v. The State of Texas Man convicted in Titus County kidnapping, murder case

After their original plan to plant illicit drugs in Ernest Lee Ibarra, Jr.’s, truck was
abandoned, Johnathan Sanford, Jose Ponse, and Octavious Lamar Rhymes quickly devised another
plan: they would kidnap and murder Ibarra instead. Within hours, they kidnapped Ibarra from his
Titus County home and transported him to some isolated woods in Camp County where he was
shot to deat... More...
   $0 (12-27-2017 - TX)

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