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Duncan E. Prince v. Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc. v. Erm Insurance Brokers, Inc., Cross-defendant and Appellant

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant Duncan E. Prince obtained a judgment of
$647,706.48 against defendant and cross-complainant Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc.
(Invensure). Invensure took nothing on its cross-complaint against Prince and his related
business entity, cross-defendant ERM Insurance... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Rocky Hutson District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO - Western Slope Sovereign Citizen Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Fraud and Related Crimes

Rocky Hutson, age 59, of Grand Junction, Colorado, and a self-proclaimed sovereign citizen, was sentenced to serve 70 months (nearly 6 years) in federal prison for false claims, creating fictious financial instruments and bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, FBI Denver Division Spec... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CO)

State of Wisconsin v. Shaun M. Sanders

Sanders raises a single issue for our review: do
circuit courts possess statutory competency3 to proceed in
criminal matters when the adult defendant was charged for
conduct he committed before his tenth birthday?
¶3 We hold that circuit courts possess statutory
competency to proceed in criminal matters when the adult
defendant was charged for conduct he committed ... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - WI)

State of Minnesota vs. Scott Ross Hunn, Minnesota Supreme Court

On February 21, 2016, appellant Scott Ross Hunn was pulled over by a Mower
County sheriff’s deputy for rolling through a stop sign. Hunn told the deputy that he had
consumed one beer. The deputy observed that Hunn “spoke in a rapid fashion, struggled
to stay on topic in conversation, had dilated pupils and seemed very nervous.” These
observations led the deputy to suspect th... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - MN)

STATE OF IOWA vs. RYAN BARNHARDT Barnhardt Sentenced to 205 Years in Prison

Ryan Barnhardt appeals from the judgment and sentence entered following
his convictions on ten counts of sexual abuse, which the State brought against him
after five children alleged that Barnhardt had engaged in sex acts with them.
I. Expert Witness Testimony.
Barnhardt first contends the district court erred by allowing testimony from
the State’s expert witness tha... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - IA)

Tommy Dowdy and Sharon Morris-Dowdy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

In 2014, Appellant Tommy Dowdy suffered a serious
injury to his left leg as the result of an automobile accident.
His leg was eventually amputated below the knee. Mr.
Dowdy and his wife, Sharon Morris-Dowdy, sought
accidental dismemberment benefits under an employee
welfare benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Appellee
... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Shelly Albert v. Truck Insurance Exchange

Good fences make good neighbors. Unless they obstruct an
easement.
Shelly Albert’s neighbor, Henri Baccouche, sued her for
“abatement of private nuisance,” alleging Albert had erected and
refused to remove a fence that partially blocked the only road
leading to Baccouche’s undeveloped property. Albert tendered
Baccouche’s complaint to her homeowners and umbrella insurers,More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. NORMAN WADSWORTH

Norman Wadsworth suffered from schizophrenia for decades and received
no treatment. He had a contentious relationship with the manager at his apartment
complex, Darlene Crook, who he believed was part of a government conspiracy to
kill him. Eventually, Wadsworth was evicted from his apartment. After being
homeless for several months, Wadsworth tried to take a bus to a motel.... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - IA)

CHARLES W. GETTYS, JR. AND TAMMY ABIDE Vs. WILLIAM G. GETTYS, FLOELLEN SANCHEZ-RICKARD, VICTORIA FOGHT VIRGA AND MICHAEL VIRGA Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

On December 15, 2004, the trial court signed a judgment of possession in
the Succession of Florence Schmit Gettys Sanchez, which awarded Plaintiffs
Appellees, Charles W. Gettys, Jr. (“Charles”) and Tammy Abide (“Tammy”)
(collectively “Plaintiffs-Appellees”) and Defendants-Appellants, William G.
Gettys (“William”), Floellen Sanchez-Rickard (“Floellen”), Victoria Foght Virga,
... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - LA)

Michael Benaroya v. Bruce Willis

Benaroya Pictures (Benaroya) contracted with Westside
Corporation (Westside) to pay the well-known actor Bruce Willis, the
2
president of Westside, to perform in a movie to be produced by
Benaroya. After a dispute arose regarding Willis’ payment, Willis and
Westside (collectively respondents) commenced arbitration proceedings
against Benaroya, pursuant to the arbitration c... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - CA)

Cameron William Barela v. The State of Texas

In October 2014, Barela, a licensed peace officer in the State of Texas, went
to Z Auto Place in Katy to purchase a car for $15,000. Jorge Ibarra was the sales
manager of Z Auto Place that worked with Barela. At the time Barela attempted to
buy the car, Ibarra understood that Barela worked for the City of Onalaska Police
Department as well as worked other part-time jobs, to whi... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Tirrell Perry Thomas, et al. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - 18 Defendants Sentenced In Bank Card Scheme

Tirrell Thomas, the Michigan leader of the scheme, sent to prison for 102 months

Tirrell Perry Thomas, the Michigan leader of a scheme to defraud Bank of America, was sentenced to 102 months (8.5 years) in federal prison as part of an ongoing multi-state investigation that has resulted in felony convictions for 18 par... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - MI)

Kerrie Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority

Kerrie Reilly lives with her severely disabled adult daughter in housing subsidized
by the Marin Housing Authority (MHA). The family participates in the Housing Choice
Voucher program, commonly known as Section 8, which MHA administers according to
the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD). As a Section 8 participant, Kerrie Re... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - CA)

DOMINO’S PIZZA, LLC. v. YVONNE WIEDERHOLD, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. WIEDERHOLD

In January 2011, Richard Wiederhold swerved into the median to avoid a vehicle
that had pulled out in front of him. His vehicle drifted through the median and back across
the roadway, flipped over once or twice, and came to rest in a ditch. The collision
immediately rendered him a quadriplegic. The other vehicle was driven by Jeffrey Kidd,
who was delivering pizza for Domino... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DELVONTA L. MALLORY

Defendant-appellant Delvonta Mallory appeals from a judgment of
conviction, entered after a trial to the court, finding him guilty of felonious assault,
improperly discharging a firearm into a habitation, aggravated menacing, having a
weapon while under disability, vandalism, and theft. The state charged that Mallory,
after being accused of taking the victim’s car keys, threat... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CHRISTIAN N. MORGAN

In March 2016, Morgan, age 17, was charged in a juvenile court complaint,
which alleged that he committed two second-degree felony offenses of felonious assault,
if committed as an adult. It was alleged that during an altercation at a laser tag facility,
Morgan assaulted the victim who suffered severe and serious physical harm. Following
a hearing, the juvenile court found Mo... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

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...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ‐v.‐ ELVIN HILL, A/K/A ELTON,  UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS  FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT

Fredy Cuenca was a livery cab driver in New York City.  One afternoon, 
on June 29, 1997, he received a call from his dispatcher requesting a pickup in the 
Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn.  Two young men, Elvin Hill and Rhan 
Powell, entered Cuenca’s cab.  According to Powell, as they were reaching the 
destination, Cuenca quoted the fare price, $10, which was higher than Hill a... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - )

Treveia Shawna McCurdy v. The State of Texas

Appellant entered a chain store that sold home goods. Using cash, appellant
purchased a handbag for $179.99 and two rugs, each priced at $399.99. Appellant’s total purchase amounted to $1,060.82. Appellant left the store with the handbag, but left the two rugs sitting towards the front of the store. About ten minutes later, appellant came back to the store and returned the purse and the t... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Rene Barrera, Sr. Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Richardson Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty

Rene Barrera, Sr, of Del Rio, Texas, who was one of several tax preparers at Tax Genius in Richardson, Texas, appeared in federal court Tuesday, May 8, 2018, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Irma Carrillo Ramirez and pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return.

Sentencing is set b... More...
   $0 (05-11-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (05-11-2018 - MA)

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...
   $0 (05-09-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Edwin Rood Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Lathrop Man Sentenced for $1.7 Million Fraud Scheme

A Lathrop, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court on May 3, 2018 for a $1.7 million fraud scheme related to the sale of his business.

Todd Edwin Rood, 53, of Lathrop, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner.

Rood, the former owner of Rood Machine & Engineering (RME) in Kearney, Mo., plead... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - MO)

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