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Shonda Martin v. Milwaukee County Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County (“County”) hired Xavier Thicklen in late 2012 to work as a corrections officer in its jail. County has a zero-tolerance policy forbidding corrections officers from having any sexual
contact with inmates. County repeatedly instructed Thicklen not to engage in any such contact and trained him to avoid it. Thicklen gave answers to quizzes indicating he understood the training. Bu... More...
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Richard Sander v. State Bar of California

Appellants and petitioners Richard Sander and the First Amendment Coalition
(Petitioners) challenge the trial court’s denial of their petition for writ of mandate seeking
to obtain information from the State Bar of California’s bar admissions database.
Specifically, Petitioners seek individually unidentifiable records for all applicants to the
California Bar Examination from 1972 t... More...
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SESSIONS L. HARPER vs. STATE OF IOWA

On the evening of Saturday, January 7, 2006, Holly Michael, Becky Sittig,
Ashleigh Attig, and Harper hung out at Michael’s house in Fort Dodge beginning
at around 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.2 From then until the early morning hours of January
8, the group drank alcohol, smoked marijuana, and consumed cocaine. The group
left the residence to go to a nearby bar at which they arrived arou... More...
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United States of America v. Silvia Sanchez Valverde, Rodolfo Orozco Aguilar, Priscilla Sibaja, Daniel Sibaja, and Elpelice Figueroa Rosales Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Defendants Plead Guilty to $3.5 Million Sweepstakes Scam Targeting Elderly

Silvia Sanchez Valverde, Rodolfo Orozco Aguilar, Priscilla Sibaja, Daniel Sibaja, and Elpelice Figueroa Rosales have pleaded guilty to conspiracies to commit mail fraud and money laundering for their roles in a sweepstakes scam that targeted the elderly.

“These defendants stole the life savin... More...
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Amanda Kondrat'Yev v. City of Pensacola, Florida United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Pensacola, Florida

The City of Pensacola, Florida appeals a district court decision ordering it to remove a 34-foot Latin cross from a public park on the ground that the City’s maintenance of the cross violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Having concluded that we are bound by existing Circuit precedent, we find ourselves constrained to affirm.
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The pertinent facts are undisputed. In 1941, th... More...
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Richard Sander v. State Bar of California

Appellants and petitioners Richard Sander and the First Amendment Coalition
(Petitioners) challenge the trial court’s denial of their petition for writ of mandate seeking
to obtain information from the State Bar of California’s bar admissions database.
Specifically, Petitioners seek individually unidentifiable records for all applicants to the
California Bar Examination from 1972 t... More...
   $0 (09-07-2018 - CA)

Derrick Bunkley v. City of Detroit, Michigan Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

In this interlocutory appeal from the denial of the defendants’ motion for summary judgment, the defendants appeal several rulings, one of which concerns qualified immunity. We AFFIRM in part and DISMISS in part.
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Detroit Police arrested Derrick Bunkley on a charge of attempted murder, the State of Michigan prosecuted him, and a jury convicted him. But Bunkley was innocent. When the conv... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JOSHUA KANE WISE

In August 2016, Wise was indicted on two counts: Count 1 – intimidation in violation of R.C. 2921.03(A), a felony of the third degree; and Count 2 –obstructing official 1 The obstructing official business conviction is not being appealed. Athens App. No. 17CA15 ... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Simon Goldbrener, Peretz Klein, Susan Klein, Ben Klein, Moshe Schwartz, Sholem Steinberg and Aron Melber Southern District of New York - New York, New York

White Plains, NY - Vendors, Consultants, And School Administrator Charged In Wide-Ranging Scheme To Defraud Federal “E Rate” Subsidy Program

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (the “FBI”), David L. Hunt, Inspector General of the Federal Communications Commis... More...
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Catarino Ybarra Jr. v. The State of Texas

On February 25, 2016, Officer Derrick Whitefield of the Midland Police Department pursued Appellant through the city of Midland in his police vehicle after Appellant shoplifted items from a Kohl’s in Midland. The pursuit lasted approximately fifteen minutes and covered more than eight miles. At one point during the pursuit, Appellant drove through a residential neighborhood on Joy Drive. He the... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Denise Rochelle Ross v. The State of Texas

On the morning of February 19, 2015, Wykesha Reid was found dead lying on a table in a room inside a salon at 3815 East Side Avenue, near the Deep Ellum area of Dallas. Reid was found by “Alicia,” who called 9-1-1. Investigation revealed that Reid had received silicone injections in her buttocks probably between four and eighteen hours before the body was found. Some of the silicone had enter... More...   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

Jerry Lynn Graves, Jr. v. The State of Texas

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services removed the son of Graves and his girlfriend, Equila Davis, immediately after his birth due to concerns that Davis had used marihuana during her pregnancy. Shortly after the baby was removed from their care, Graves and Davis arrived at a Department office for visitation. Whitney Aguirre was in charge of supervising the visit, Caryl Beimer wa... More...   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

Issac Lee Wells v. The State of Texas

This is an attempted appeal from a conviction for two counts of harassment of a public servant. The trial court imposed appellant’s sentence on February 27, 2018. The trial court certified that this was not a plea-bargain case and that appellant had the right to appeal. Appellant timely filed a motion for new trial on March 16, 2018, but he did not file a notice of appeal until June 14, 2018.... More...   $0 (08-31-2018 - TX)

Terry Martin v. Behr Dayton Thermal Products, LLC Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This toxic tort class action case arises from
Defendants’ alleged contamination of the groundwater in the McCook Field neighborhood of
Dayton, Ohio. Plaintiffs own properties in McCook Field, which is a low-income area
surrounding a Superfund site. They allege that Defendants released volatile organic compounds
and other hazardous substances into the groundwater underlying their pr... More...
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L.H., a minor student: G.H.; D.H. v. Hamilton County Department fo Education Eastern District of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Tennessee

When a school district decided to move a disabled child from a “mainstreamed” classroom with non-disabled children to a segregated classroom solely for children with disabilities, the child’s parents opposed that decision, removed the child to a private school, and sought relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq. After years of dispute and litig... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - TN)

Cameron Anthony Marson v. The State of Texas

The question in this appeal is whether double jeopardy bars prosecution for the offense of aggravated assault of a public servant when the accused has already been convicted of the same offense in an adjacent county; here, the accused discharged a firearm toward two troopers during a pursuit that spanned both counties. The answer to the question depends upon the allowable unit of prosecution. Pr... More...   $0 (08-20-2018 - TX)

Galen Dwayne Baugus v. The State of Texas

After the guilt-innocence phase of his trial, a jury found Galen Dwayne
Baugus guilty of sexually assaulting Mary,1 a child. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
22.021(a)(1)(B) (West Supp. 2017). After a punishment hearing, the jury found that

1 We refer to the child the jury found Baugus guilty of assaulting with a pseudonym, t... More...
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Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas,
Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant,
Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at
Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour
or an hour ... More...
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Ron Hacker as Trustee, etc. v. Homeward Residential, Inc.

Ron Hacker (Hacker), as successor trustee to the 1713
Stearns LaVerne Family Trust (Stearns), sued Homeward
Residential, Inc., (Homeward) formerly known as American
Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. (AHMSI); Sand Canyon
Corporation, formerly known as Option One Mortgage
Corporation (Sand Canyon); Western Progressive, LLC (Western
Progressive); Deutsche Bank National Trust Compa... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. DONNELL S. PERRY

Defendant Donnell S. Perry appeals his conviction for second degree robbery as an accomplice, N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1(a)(1) and 2C:2 6(a) (count one, amended from a first-degree robbery), contending: POINT I THE MOTION TO SUPPRESS IDENTIFICATIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN GRANTED BECAUSE THE INCLUSION OF DEFENDANT'S PICTURE IN TWO ARRAYS WHERE HE WAS THE ONLY PERSON WITH A FACE MARK OR TATTOO, COUPLED WITH OT... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. KEITH HARRIS

In the fall of 2013, defendant began work as a civilian institutional trade instructor at NJSP. He trained and monitored inmates in food preparation. Roughly eight months before he started, the Department of Corrections banned tobacco from the State's prison system. A black market emerged, as inmates were willing to pay a premium to obtain tobacco products.

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State of Ohio v. NAKYIA DELSHAWN PARKER

On October 12, 2013, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Warren City Police Department received a call concerning multiple gunshots in the vicinity of Southern Boulevard on the city’s northwest side. Multiple police officers were dispatched, including Sergeant Greg Coleman of the Emergency Services Division and Patrolman Trevor Sumption. {¶3} As the officers arrived at a Southern Boulevard addre... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Rickey Lamb, Jr.

On July 21, 2015, the Fulton County Grand Jury issued a seven-count indictment charging appellant with one count of arson in violation of R.C. 2909.03(A)(2), a felony of the fourth degree (“Count 1”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(2), a felony of the second degree (“Count 2”); one count of aggravated arson in violation of R.C. 2909.02(A)(1), a felony of the firs... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Leonard Mornes v. The State of Texas

Appellant shot and killed Jacqueline Armstead and Brigitte Manning at his home in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2015. Armstead’s fifteen-year-old daughter Ja’Kaline Evans testified appellant, Manning, and Armstead were “hanging out,” smoking crack cocaine, and drinking beer at Armstead’s house that afternoon. Appellant, Manning, and Armstead left together after an hour or an hour and a half; Armst... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Dane Edward Weatherford v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

Appellant met his wife, Tobi, while they were both serving in the military. After leaving the military, appellant taught an ROTC class at North Forest High School, and Tobi worked at a local store. The couple had three children and had discussed adopting another child. The complainant, “Jane,” 2 was fourteen years old and in foster care when she met appellant through the ROTC program where ap... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

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