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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA vs. JOHN ERIC HEMMINGER

On January 7, 2015, at 2:02 a.m., Hemminger called 911 to report that he had just been stabbed in the hand by Richard Hanley and was on his way to the hospital. He said that he had been at Goebel’s home and that someone should go to Goebel’s home because Hanley could still be there. Hanley and Goebel were in a relationship. Law enforcement officers went to Goebel’s home and found her lying on ... More...   $0 (11-22-2017 - SD)

Larry Alexander, et al. v. Ingram Barge Company Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At 5:33 in the evening on April 18, 2013,
a 14‐barge tow pushed by the M/V Dale A. Heller was sucked
into a powerful cross‐current and broke up. Some of the
barges crashed (or allided, as mariners would say) into the
Marseilles Dam; some sank; some were saved. The accident
happened during record‐breaking rains and high water, and
2 No. 16‐4264
a ... More...
   $0 (11-21-2017 - IL)

State of Tennessee v. Sedrick Clayton Sedrick Clayton sentenced to death for triple murder

In his appeal as of right to the Court of Criminal Appeals, the defendant argued: (1) that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions for first degree premeditated murder and attempted first degree murder; (2) that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress his statements to the police; (3) that double jeopardy principles prohibited his dual convictions for possessing a... More...   $0 (11-20-2017 - TN)

Artur Hefczyc v. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Artur Hefczyc appeals from an order denying his motion for class certification in
his lawsuit against Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (Rady). On behalf of a proposed
class, Hefczyc seeks declaratory relief to establish that Rady's form contract, signed by
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patients or guarantors of patients who receive emergency room care, authorizes Rady to
charge only for the reasonable ... More...
   $0 (11-18-2017 - CA)

Christopher Steven Jones v. The State of Texas

Jones lived in a recreational vehicle (RV) parked in a lot space at Jim Hogg RV Park, which
he rented from the City of Quitman, Texas. On March 5, 2014, Jones arrived home after a day of
work to discover that the door of the RV had been “jimmied open” and that he had been
burglarized. Jones called 9-1-1 to report the theft of guns, valuable electronics, and $600.00 in
cash. ... More...
   $0 (11-17-2017 - TX)

Zamondre Davon Brown v. The State of Texas Dallas police arrest carjacking suspect

Sadiq Al Dawaima and his sister lived in the same apartment complex. On January 26,
2016, Sadiq was at his sister’s apartment hanging out with his nieces. He left his sister’s
apartment about 12:30 a.m., and before going back to his own apartment, went to his car to
retrieve a gym bag that had wet clothes in it. As he walked to his car, a black car pulled up
beside him. Two... More...
   $0 (11-16-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Kenroy Lloyd Benford Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A jury convicted Kenroy Benford of being a felon in possession of a firearm in
violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) based on his constructive possession of a loaded
pistol that police seized from an apartment bedroom he shared with his girlfriend.
On appeal, Benford argues the district court erred in three ways: (1) it abused its
discretion by admitting evidence under Federal Rule of... More...
   $0 (11-14-2017 - KS)

United States of America v. Armando Moronta Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Federal Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Narcotics and Sexual Abuse Charges -
Defendant Received Thousands of Dollars in Bribes to Smuggle Drugs into a Federal Prison in Brooklyn and Sexually Abused Three Female Inmates

Armando Moronta pled guilty at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn to bribery, narcotics conspiracy and four counts of sexual abuse of a ... More...
   $0 (11-11-2017 - NY)

Osbaldo Padron v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.

This case presents the issue whether a superior court can impose a hefty daily
monetary sanction on a party who steadfastly refuses to comply with a discovery order.
Here, the court ordered Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.
(Watchtower) to produce documents responsive to a specific request for production. Per
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the court's order, the documents would be redac... More...
   $0 (11-11-2017 - CA)

Lisa M. Searle, n/k/a Loosle v. Dustin L. Searle Idaho Supreme Court - Boise, Idaho

This expedited, permissive appeal presents a child custody dispute. Lisa M. Searle, nka Lisa Loosle (“Mother”) appeals the Bingham County magistrate judge’s order which modified the current child custody plan outlined in the 2013 order between Mother and Dustin L. Searle (“Father”). Mother argues that the magistrate judge abused its discretion in determining there had been a substantial, material,... More...   $0 (11-09-2017 - ID)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. BRIAN ADAMO Child Porn

Following a preliminary hearing in the magistrate court in Carlsbad, New
13 Mexico, the district attorney filed a criminal information in the district court charging
14 Defendant with eighteen counts of sexual exploitation of children (possession) in
15 violation of Section 30-6A-3(A). Pursuant to State v. Olsson, 2014-NMSC-012, 324
16 P.3d 1230, an amended criminal complaint was ... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - NM)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. LARRY BYROM New Mexico Court of Appeals

The facts are taken from the testimony at the suppression hearing held on June
18 11, 2015, unless otherwise noted. New Mexico State Police Sergeant James R.
19 Foreman responded to a call from dispatch on February 2, 2015 around 3:30 p.m.
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1 concerning a man “slumped over the steering wheel” of his vehicle in the parking lot
2 of Dino’s Mini-Mart in Farmington, New Mexico. Th... More...
   $0 (11-08-2017 - NM)

PERCY ISAAC AIKENS V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

Appellant was inqicted for committing fourteen crimes: eight counts of
first-degree robbery, one count of first-degree burglary, and five counts of
second-degree burglary. These crimes were alleged to have occurred at eight
different locations in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, over a seven-month period,
including twice at one residence. A jury found Appellant guilty of one count
... More...
   $0 (11-07-2017 - KY)

Johnny White v. Jerry Bob Lancaster, Lancaster Jr. Rentals, LLC Grady County Courthouse - Chickasha, Oklahoma

Grady County, OK - Jury Awards Plaintiff $8.5 Million On Wrongful Death Claims

Johnny White sued Jerry Bob Lancaster, Lancaster Jr. Rentals, LLC on a wrongful death neligence theory claiming that he daughter Kylie Andrews died in a house fire in a rental house located in Joy, Oklahoma. Plaintiff claimed that the defendants failed to property maintain the property and, as a direct result,... More...
   $8500000 (11-07-2017 - OK)

Romel Lamarr Henderson v. The State of Texas

Officer Daniel St. Clair responded to a call regarding a general disturbance
at the Como First Missionary Church on March 2, 2016, at approximately 9:15
p.m. When Officer St. Clair arrived, two men from the church informed him that
someone—who was later identified as Henderson—was breaking into one of the
church’s buildings located toward the back of the property. At the back... More...
   $0 (11-04-2017 - TX)

Curtis Giovanni Flowers a/k/a Curtis Flowers a/k/a Curtis G. Flowers v. State of Mississippi

At approximately 9:00 on the morning of July 16, 1996, Bertha Tardy, the owner of
Tardy Furniture Store, called Sam Jones and asked him to come to the store to train two new
employees. When Jones arrived at the store a short time later, he discovered the bodies of
Bertha Tardy, Robert Golden, Carmen Rigby, and Derrick Stewart. All four victims had
been shot in the head; Stewart w... More...
   $0 (11-03-2017 - MS)

Leonard Cottrell, et al. v. Alcon Laboratories, et al. Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this putative class action, consumers of prescription eye medication allege that manufacturers and distributors of the medication packaged it in such a way that forced them to waste it, violating the consumer protection statutes of their home states. The District Court dismissed the entire action for lack of jurisdiction, finding the consumers’ allegations of injury in fact insufficient to conf... More...   $0 (11-03-2017 - NJ)

JORGE YARUR BASCUŃÁN, ET AL. v. DANIEL YARUR ELSACA, ET AL. Second Circuit Court of Appeals - New York, New York

The question presented in this appeal is whether the plaintiffs
have plausibly alleged “a domestic injury” to their business or
property within the meaning of Section 1964(c) of the Racketeer
Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), the provision
commonly referred to as civil RICO.1 This question is one of first
impression—in this (or any) Court of Appeals—arising fro... More...
   $0 (11-02-2017 - NY)

The Kennedy Commission v. The City of Huntington Beach

Defendants and appellants the City of Huntington Beach and the City Council of
Huntington Beach (collectively, City) appeal the grant of a petition for writ of mandate
entered by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in favor of plaintiffs and
respondents The Kennedy Commission, William Adams and Jason Puloe (collectively,
Kennedy) invalidating City’s amendment to the Beach Edin... More...
   $0 (10-31-2017 - CA)

Derek Dircks and Valerie Dircks v. The Traverlers Indemnity Company of America Utah Supreme Court Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

¶ 1 This case is before us on a certified question from the federal
district court. We are asked to examine the terms of Utah Code section
31A-22-305.3. The question presented is whether this provision requires
that all vehicles covered under the liability provisions of an automobile
insurance policy must also be covered under the underinsured motorist
provisions of that policy... More...
   $0 (10-30-2017 - UT)

Maya Baxter v. Genworth North America Corporation

Plaintiff Maya Baxter sued her former employer, defendant Genworth North
America Corporation (Genworth), for wrongful termination and related causes of action
arising out of her employment. Genworth moved to compel arbitration of the dispute.
On appeal from an order denying its motion to compel arbitration, Genworth contends the
trial court erred in concluding the arbitration agree... More...
   $0 (10-29-2017 - CA)

Paul Kendall v. Schripps Health

Plaintiff and appellant Paul Kendall's second amended complaint asserts several
types of class-wide claims that challenge the billing and collection practices of the health
facility operating an emergency room where he received care, defendant and respondent
Scripps Health (Scripps). As relevant here, Kendall seeks declaratory relief on contract
interpretation theories, and remedi... More...
   $0 (10-24-2017 - CA)

Dryden Oaks, LLC v. San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

In 2001, Michael Durkin used two limited liability companies—Dryden Oaks LLC
and Durkin-CAC Lot 24, LLC—to purchase two lots directly adjacent to the McClellan
Palomar Airport (Airport) in the City of Carlsbad, California (City). His development
plans for the two lots were initially successful despite determinations by the San Diego
County Regional Airport Authority (Authority) tha... More...
   $0 (10-23-2017 - CA)

John PD Doe v. San Diego-Imperial Council


I.
INTRODUCTION
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
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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)

Brandon Michael Gibby v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Oklahoma Supreme Court Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

¶1 This appeal determines the constitutionality of section 57 of the Administrative Worker's Compensation Act (AWCA), found at title 85A of the Oklahoma Statutes. Following a review of the record on appeal, the transcripts of the proceedings below, and the briefs of the parties and amici, this Court holds the forfeiture provision found at section 57 of title 85A violates the adequate remedy provis... More...   $0 (10-08-2017 - OK)

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