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Mark Anthony Sorrells v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Sorrells for possession of a controlled substance, a state
jail felony, and the indictment included several enhancement paragraphs. See Tex.
Health & Safety Code Ann. § 481.115(b) (West 2017); Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
12.425 (West Supp. 2017). Sorrells was tried jointly for the offenses of felony
possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault wi... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Juan Antonio Cornejo v. The State of Texas

This case concerns the reliability requirements for the hearsay exception for statements
against penal interest where a co-defendant implicates the defendant in capital murder. Santos
Gonzalez, a resident of Socorro, TX, came home in the early afternoon after spending time at the
Speaking Rock Casino. His neighbor, who was out in her front yard, told him she had heard
gunshot... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Thor Castillo v. The State of Texas Texas Seventh District Court of Appeals

The indictment alleged appellant “intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause[d]
bodily injury to [N.C.], a person with whom the defendant had or has had a dating
relationship as described by Section 71.0021(b), Family Code, and did intentionally,
knowingly or recklessly impede the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of [N.C.]
by blocking the nose or mouth of [N.C.].”... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Deion Reed v. The State of Texas

On the night of May 15, 2012, the Longview Police Department (LPD) received reports
that shots had just been fired in the Signal Hill apartment complex parking lot. LPD officers
Dennis Phillips and Benny Cooks were dispatched to Signal Hill with instructions to be on the
lookout for an orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, which they soon spotted. While witnesses urged Phillips
to quick... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Michael Alan Sands v. The State of Texas

In March 2011, then six-year-old Anna made an outcry of sexual abuse against Michael
Alan Sands, her mother’s ex-boyfriend.1 As a result of Anna’s allegations, a Hunt County jury
found Sands guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child2 and one count of indecency
with a child by contact.3 After finding that he had previously been convicted of a felony offense,
... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Katherine Evans v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal concerns four consolidated
cases involving similar alleged violations of the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692e(8). Plaintiffs defaulted on credit cards, and defendant
Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”), an Illinois debt collection
agency, bought the accounts for collection. The Debtors
Legal Clinic (the “Clinic”) sent separate le... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - IL)

Christopher Roberts, et al. v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis,
Congress created the Federal Housing Finance Agency
(the Agency) and authorized it to place into conservatorship
two critical government‐sponsored enterprises—the Federal
National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan
Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Fannie Mae and
2 No. 17‐1880
Freddie Mac. 12 U.S.... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - IL)

The State of Texas v. Primo Tarin

The record reflects that on September 24, 2015, Primo Tarin was charged by information
with the misdemeanor offenses of driving while intoxicated and obstructing a highway. On
September 29, 2015, Tarin filed a Motion for Discovery, Production, and Inspection of Evidence.
On June 10, 2016, the trial court granted Tarin’s motion in part, but denied his request for
information rel... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - TX)

Willie Guillermo Torres v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that Manfred Thompson lived in the same house on North
Oxford street in San Angelo, Texas for over 35 years. He was retired and lived there with his wife
and dog. Thompson testified that on the morning of February 25, 2015, after his wife left for work,
he left his home at around 10:00 and returned approximately two hours later around lunchtime. He
explai... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GABRIEL RIVERO

On February 11, 2016, Gabriel Rivero was driving a pickup truck from the United States into Mexico at the
UNITED STATES V. RIVERO4 Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona. When his truck passed a speed bump approximately 300 meters from the border, a spare tire fell from the back of his vehicle. Rivero attempted to load the tire back into the truck, but he eventually moved it to the side ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - AZ)

Marshall Garber v. Heriberto Menendez, M.D. Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Minors injured by medical malpractice in Ohio have one year to sue their doctors after they turn eighteen. When Marshall Garber sued Dr. Heriberto
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No. 17-3992 Garber v. Menendez Page 2
Menendez for malpractice in May 2017, one year had come and gone. But Ohio tolls the statute of limitations if the defendant leaves the State. The clock stopped when Dr. Menendez left Ohio for Florida ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - OH)

Nancy Buccina; Scot A. Buccin v. Linda Ann Grimsby Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Toledo, Ohio

Linda Ann Grimsby invited her friend Nancy Buccina to take a
boat trip on Lake Erie. Toward the end of the voyage, the boat hit a wave, jarring the passengers
and injuring Nancy. Nancy and her husband Scot sued. A jury found that Grimsby was not
negligent. But the district court granted Nancy and Scot’s motion for a new trial on the ground
that the evidence did not support the verd... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - OH)

James Davis v. County of Fresno

James Davis was dismissed from his employment as a supervising
juvenile correctional officer based on findings of insubordination, discourteous treatment
of a subordinate, wrongfully assuming supervisorial duties over his wife despite several
admonitions to the contrary, exaggerating the hours he worked on multiple time cards,
and other misconduct. Davis’s administrative appeal of ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JESSE C. LITVAK Ware restaurant owner accused of torching Rhode Island restaurant will testify on his own behalf

This case has a lengthy procedural history. In January 2013, the
15 government filed an indictment charging appellant with eleven counts of
16 securities fraud in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b), 78ff (Counts 1-11), one count of
17 fraud against the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) in violation of 18
4
1 U.S.C. § 1031 (Count 12), and four counts of making false stateme... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - )

TYMOTHY RAY MARTIN vs STATE OF FLORIDA

One evening in February of 2016, Mr. Martin and his girlfriend, Kathryn Lawson, went out for a night on the town that ended in an altercation in a McDonald's parking lot over who should drive to their next destination. According to Ms. Lawson, Mr. Martin punched her twice in the face after she refused to get into the vehicle. According to Mr. Martin, it was he who refused to get in the car, whic... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO - vs – DAWN RACHEL SHEARER

On the evening of February 6, 2017, Shearer was arrested for the murder of
Butler Tony and transported to the Butler County Jail. Once there, Shearer confessed to
detectives to shooting Tony in the head. Two days later, on February 8, 2017, Shearer
appeared at her arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. Thereafter, on March 3, 2017,
a preliminary hearing was held befo... More...
   $0 (05-04-2018 - OH)

Legacy Data Access, Inc. v. Cadrillion, LLC Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

In this diversity contract dispute, a jury awarded $256,500 for breach of contract and $1,499,999 for conversion. The jury rejected plaintiffs’ unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and the district court granted judgment as a matter of law to defendants on the abuse of process claim. In a second trial solely on punitive damages, another jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages. In respon... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - NC)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CODY FICKLEN

Defendant, Cody Ficklen, was one of fourteen defendants indicted on August
26, 2016, for one count of conspiracy to racketeer, a violation of La.R.S. 15:1353(D),
one count of racketeering, a violation of La.R.S. 15:1353(C), and one count of being
a member of a criminal street gang, a violation of La.R.S. 15:1403. Defendant filed
a Motion to Quash and a Motion for Bill of Parti... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - LA)

County Line Holdings, LLC v. Janice M. McClanahan

A cause of action survives one year after the death of a
debtor. But not a judgment lien. Judgment liens have longevity.
A judgment debtor dies. A contest over the priority of two
judgment liens ensues. Both liens were established prior to the
judgment debtor’s death. After the judgment debtor died,
plaintiff purchased one judgment lien at the execution sale of the
junior l... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - CA)

Brenda Charcalla v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals We Turn Your Successes Into Marketing Call Today! 888-354-4529

Erie, PA - Brenda Charcalla, Individually, and as Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF GARY CHARCALLA, and as Guardian of her minor sons, Brock Charcalla and Dalton Charcalla sued The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on a personal injury wrongful death product liability theory.... More...   $0 (05-02-2018 - PA)

United States ex rel. Robert Kleinow and the State of New Jersey ex rel. Robert Kleinow and Robert Kleinow District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Burlington County, New Jersey, Construction Firm To Pay $1.5 Million To Resolve Joint State And Federal False Claims Action

NEWARK, N.J. – A Southampton, New Jersey, construction company will pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that it committed multiple False Claims Act violations by contracting for public construction jobs despite paying its workers a lower hourly wage ... More...
   $1500000 (05-02-2018 - NJ)

Allana Darlene Spencer v. The State of Texas

The jury convicted Allana Darlene Spencer of the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm. She pleaded “true” to two enhancement paragraphs for felony convictions, and the jury assessed her punishment at confinement for forty years. The trial court sentenced her accordingly. We affirm. On appeal, Appellant argues that the evidence was legally insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt ... More...   $0 (05-02-2018 - TX)

Zachary Thomas Collins v. The State of Texas Zachary Thomas Collins - Registered Sex Offender

After the grand jury indicted Appellant for the offense of sexual assault of a child, and after the State and Appellant entered into a plea agreement, Appellant pleaded guilty to the offense. The trial court followed the plea agreement, deferred any adjudication of Appellant’s guilt, placed him on community supervision for a term of ten years, and fined him $2,500. Ultimately, upon the State’s “... More...   $0 (05-02-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Daniel E. Saad District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island

Following a fourteen-day jury
trial, Daniel E. Saad was convicted of arson, wire fraud, and the
use of fire in furtherance of a federal felony. Saad, who
testified, appeals from these convictions, which stem from a
November 30, 2014 fire that gutted Snow's Clam Box, a restaurant
he owned in Glocester, Rhode Island. He was sentenced to fifteen
years in prison.
Saad's pri... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - RI)

Erik J. Hansen v. Sandridge Partners, L.P.

Respondent and cross-appellant Erik Hansen and several relatives (the “Hansens”)
own about 382 acres of farmland in Tulare County (APN 291-010-009; the “09 parcel”).
Appellant and cross-respondent Sandridge Partners, L.P., (Sandridge) owns an adjacent
parcel of about 250 acres (APN 291-010-005; the “05 parcel”).1
This case centers around
approximately 10 acres on the southwest... More...
   $0 (05-02-2018 - CA)

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