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George Landy v. State of Indiana Indiana Supreme Court

On June 12, 2016, David Chic reported stolen his 2005 BMW, which he had
purchased earlier that year for $13,000. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police
Officer Albert Teaters was on patrol around 1:30 a.m. on June 14, 2016, when
he encountered the BMW heading northbound near the intersection of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Street and 21st Street. Landy was driving the BMW.
[4] ... More...
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Craig Armstrong v. James Krupiczowicz Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Craig Armstrong appeals the de-nial of his motion for post-judgment relief in this lawsuit al-leging that he was wrongfully arrested and prosecuted for violating the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act. The dis-trict court, which dismissed Armstrong’s original and amended complaints before service, concluded that relief under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e) was time-barred and that Armstr... More...   $0 (11-03-2017 - IL)

State of Oklahoma v. Brian Paul Campbell, a/k/a "Daddy" Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Jury Finds Man Guilty of Sexual Abuse and Recommends Life In Prison

The State of Oklahoma charged Brian Paul Campbell, a/k/a "Daddy", age 38, with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: CHSA, SEXUAL ABUSE - CHILD UNDER 12, in violation of 21 O.S. 843.5 F
Date of Offense: 07/01/2014
Party Name
Count # 2. Count as Filed: CHSA, SEXUAL ABUS... More...
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RYAN DUFORT v.  CITY OF NEW YORK, JOSEPH MAROTTA, JAE SHIM, THOMAS CONFORTI,  WILLIAM SCHMITTGALL, and JOHN and JANE DOES 1 through 10 United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Dufort’s suit stems from his arrest and prosecution in New York 12 state court on charges of murder in the second degree and 13 manslaughter in the first degree that resulted in his acquittal by a 14 jury. On this appeal, we take the facts, most of which are not in 15 dispute, in the light most favorable to the plaintiff. See Taggart v. 16 Time Inc., 924 F.2d 43, 46 (2d Cir. 1991). 17 I. The Attac... More...   $0 (11-03-2017 - NY)

Tammy Fernandez v. Raj Singh

Tammy Fernandes successfully sued vexatious litigant Raj Singh and his wife
Kiran Rawat individually and as trustees of the Sita Ram--or “Sitaram”--Trust (Trust), for
wrongful eviction and related claims. She obtained an award of compensatory and
punitive damages, as well as costs and attorney fees. All defendants filed a joint notice of
appeal through counsel. While Rawat a... More...
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According to the minutes of testimony, Cramblit rented a home from
Shane O’Malley in West Des Moines. In February 2016, O’Malley went to the
property and found it had been vandalized. Police officers investigated the
incident and concluded Cramblit was involved in the damage to the property.
Cramblit was charged with criminal mischief in the first degree.
Cramblit ente... More...
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On March 14, 2015, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Patricia Barrett that her ex-boyfriend, Mr. King, had assaulted her earlier that evening. Ms. Barrett reported that Mr. King became angry when he learned Ms. Barrett had been in a new relationship after she and Mr. King had separated. Ms. Barrett stated that Mr. King held a knife to her throat, struck her in the face w... More...   $0 (10-28-2017 - WY)

Linda Linn and Mark Shuck v. Pat Montgomery, Chisty Schrader and Brad Allen Iowa Supreme Court

In this appeal, a plaintiff asks our court to decide if the district
court properly granted summary judgment and partial summary
judgment on his defamation claim based on the running of the statute of
limitations. Additionally, we must determine if the court properly
granted summary judgment on the plaintiff’s malicious prosecution claim
on the ground the defendants merely furn... More...
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Ryan Dufort v. City of New York Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

25 Plaintiff‐appellant Ryan Dufort appeals from a memorandum
26 and order of the United States District Court for the Eastern District
4 No. 16‐1715‐cv
of New York (Steven 1 M. Gold, M.J.)2 granting summary judgment to
2 the defendants, the City of New York and New York City police
3 officers Joseph Marotta, Jae Shim, Thomas Conforti, and William
4 Schmitt... More...
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Matthew Gadd v. Jonathan Campbell Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

In this interlocutory appeal, Defendant Jonathan Campbell, a South Jordan
City, Utah, police officer, challenges the district court’s decision to deny him
qualified immunity from Plaintiff Matthew Gadd’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim. Having
jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, see Mitchell v. Forsyth, 472 U.S. 511, 524-30
(1985), we REVERSE because Gadd has failed to show that Officer Ca... More...
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The People of the State of New York v. Peter Austin

The issue presented by this appeal is whether
defendant's Sixth Amendment right to confrontation was violated
by the introduction of DNA evidence through the testimony of a
witness who had not performed, witnessed or supervised the
generation of the DNA profiles. We conclude that the
- 1 -
- 2 - No. 97
introduction of this hearsay evidence through surrogate testimonyMore...
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John PD Doe v. San Diego-Imperial Council

Plaintiff John PD Doe was sexually abused by a Boy Scout master beginning in
1998 and continuing for a number of years at a ranch owned and operated by the
defendants, San Diego-Imperial Council and Boy Scouts of America (the defendants). In
2013, many years after the abuse and after Doe obtained psychological therapy, he filed
this action agains... More...
   $0 (10-19-2017 - CA)

Coletta Kim Benell v. The National Labor Relations Board and Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

The central issue on appeal is whether the National
Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or “Board”) properly
determined that a new standard for deferring to arbitral
decisions, which was developed by the Board in the
underlying case, should only be applied prospectively. As a
result of the prospective application of the new standard,
Petitioner Coletta Kim Beneli’s unfair lab... More...
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United States of America v. Byron Jones, Deloyd Jones and Sidney Patterson Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

Byron Jones (“Byron”), Deloyd Jones (“Deloyd”), and Sidney Patterson
appeal their convictions of numerous felonies related to their membership in a
group called Ride or Die (“ROD”). They challenge the sufficiency of the evidence
and the admission of certain evidence, the refusal to adopt proposed jury
instructions, and application of the sentencing guidelines. We affirm, except
... More...
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Jose Flores; Ryan Reyes; Brian Perez v. City of Westminster, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Jose Flores, Ryan Reyes, and Brian Perez, three police officers of Latino descent (collectively, “Plaintiffs”), sued their employer and, after a nine-day jury trial, they won. The officers alleged that the City of Westminster (“the City” or “the Department”) as well as current and former Westminster Police Chiefs Mitchell Waller, Andrew Hall, Ronald Coopman, and Kevin Baker (“the Chiefs”), discrim... More...   $0 (10-11-2017 - CA)

Angie Christensen . Will Lightbourne, as Director, etc.

This appeal presents a narrow question about what counts as family income when
determining a family’s eligibility for cash aid under the California Work Opportunity and
Responsibility to Kids Act (CalWORKs) program. (Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 11200 et

Here, a CalWORKs applicant, Angie Christensen, lives with her husband and her
children. Her husband is the noncustodial... More...
   $0 (10-07-2017 - CA)

Doris Racher v. Westlake Nursing Home Limited Partnership, d/b/a Quail CReek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Eryetha Mayberry was abused by two certified nursing assistants while in
the care of Quail Creek Nursing Home, operated by Westlake Nursing Home
Limited Partnership and Westlake Management Company (collectively “Quail
Creek” or “Westlake”). Mrs. Mayberry’s three daughters (collectively
“plaintiffs”) filed this diversity action against Westlake under Oklahoma law for
negligence,... More...
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Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed and Southeast Texas Institute of Pain Management, P.A. v. Phu Huu Nguyen, Pharm. D. PLLC d/b/a Wellness Pharmacy and Phu "Paul" Huu Nguyen Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

In this interlocutory appeal,1 appellants, Ghyasuddin Syed, M.D. and Southeast Texas Institute of Pain Management, P.A. (“STIPM”), challenge the trial court’s order denying their motion to dismiss2 the claims brought against them by appellees, Phu Huu Nguyen, Pharm. D., PLLC, doing business as Wellness Pharmacy (“Wellness Pharmacy”), and Phu “Paul” Huu Nguyen, for slander, tortious interference wi... More...   $0 (09-23-2017 - TX)

Robert C. Livingston v. Catherine Livingston Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This suit arises from the acrimonious relationship between Catherine Livingston and her step-son, Robert Livingston. Catherine sued Robert for assault, false imprisonment, and infliction of emotional distress. A jury found that Robert
had not assaulted or falsely imprisoned Catherine, but it did find that Robert had intentionally inflicted severe emotional distress on Catherine and that ... More...
   $0 (09-21-2017 - TX)

Robert Jude Wilber v. Robert Curtis; Brian Kinsella; Michael Rogers Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

This appeal concerns a challenge
to a summary judgment ruling that dismissed a lawsuit that a
Massachusetts property owner brought against three police
officers. The suit addressed the owner's arrest for actions that
he took in connection with his objection to the clearing of
vegetation on his property by the work crew for an electrical
utility, which held an easement to th... More...
   $0 (09-21-2017 - MA)

Commonwealth of Virginia v. John Lee Johnson Circuit Court - Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse

Williamsburg, VA - Jury Convicts Man Of Malicious Assault and Use Of A Firearm In the Commission of a Felony

The Commonwealth of Virginia charged John Lee Johnson with malicious assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony for shooting a security guard at a large birthday party on August 16, 2016 in Williamsburg, Virginia where a fight between two groups broke out.

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George Diego v. City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles (the City) appeals from a judgment
against it following a jury trial in a discrimination action brought
by two officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD or
the Department). The two officers, George Diego and Allan
Corrales (the Officers), respondents in this appeal, are both
Hispanic. They claim that they suffered discrimination within
the ... More...
   $0 (09-14-2017 - CA)

Roff Arden and bobbi Arden v. Forsberg & Umlauf, P.S., et al.

This case involves claims of breaches of fiduciary duty and
legal malpractice against lawyers hired to defend insureds in a civil action where
the insurance company provided the defense.^ The insureds claim the lawyers
violated their professional responsibilities by failing to disclose a potential conflict
^ The Court of Appeals and the parties in their briefing characterized the i... More...
   $0 (09-14-2017 - WA)

United States v. Roberto Pabon Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

In the early hours of March 21, 2014, Vermont state police pulled over the
car in which defendant‐appellant Roberto Pabon was riding after the driver
committed a traffic violation. Acting on corroborated information suggesting
that the driver of the car used that specific route to transport associates who were
body‐packing drugs, and on specific indications that P... More...
   $0 (09-12-2017 - NY)

James Dever v. David L. Ward Supreme Court of Massachusetts - Boston, Massachusetts

The plaintiff, James Dever, appeals from an
order allowing the defendants' special motion to dismiss his
amended complaint under the "anti-SLAPP" statute. See G. L.
1 Daniel Rabinovitz; Michaels, Ward & Rabinovitz, LLP;
Daniel Michael Joyce; Moors & Cabot Investments, Inc.; and Aaron
c. 231, § 59H, inserted by St. 1994, c. 283, § 1. Although we
conclude tha... More...
   $0 (09-11-2017 - MA)

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