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Chris Anthony Platero v. The State of Texas

In July 2016, Appellant, Chris Anthony Platero, was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for five years for aggravated assault, a second degree felony.1 Seven months later, the State filed a motion to adjudicate guilt and revoke community supervision for violation of the condition prohibiting him from owning or 1 TEX. PEN... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

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)

Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from appellant’s gun. The fight... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Adam Harris Milligan v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for multiple offenses involving the same complainant including aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony, and several counts of aggravated sexual assault. Appellant requested counsel and counsel was appointed to represent him on August 10, 2015. The offenses were complicated. Numerous pretrial filings, notices of

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John Nathan Cavaness v. The State of Texas

On May 20, 2016, eighty-seven-year-old Emmajo Wallace was turning left into a post
office when she was hit by Cavaness’s vehicle. It is undisputed that this vehicle was traveling at
approximately seventy miles per hour prior to its driver braking in an attempt to avoid the collision.
Wallace’s vehicle spun into the parking lot of the post office and was ultimately totaled due to the... More...
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United States of America v. Erick Powell and Ahmad McCormick Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Owners/Operators of a job-staffing company sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud

Eric Powell and Ahmad McCormick, former owners and operators of National Vocation Group, who lured hundreds of job-seekers into paying for needless pre-employment certification training have been sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud.

“Powell and McCormick used their job-staf... More...
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Jennifer Zapalac v. The State of Texas

The underlying facts and procedural posture are not disputed. In September 2015,
Zapalac drove off the roadway and collided with a tree, resulting in the death of her seven-year-old
daughter Victoria. In connection with that incident, Zapalac pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a
second-degree felony, see id., and the district court sentenced her to ten years’ deferred adjudication,
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Robert Isreal v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that appellant and Stacey Smith were involved in a romantic
relationship for several years. They lived together for two years, but their relationship was “bumpy”
at times, and appellant moved out when he began a relationship with another woman. Evidence at
trial reflected that the incident forming the basis of the instant offenses occurred approximately twoMore...
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Derrick Wayne Gamble v. The State of Texas

Officer A. Kay of the Marlin Police Department arrived at an after-hours
club in Temple1 for off-duty work as security. She was to work security alongside
Chief of Police D. Allen that night. Officer Kay noticed a vehicle parking in front
of hers. Chief Allen arrived soon thereafter, and Officer Kay went to him to talk
about that night’s work. While they were talking, Officer K... More...
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Branden Massey v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for shooting Shawn Ruckman, the complainant, three
times with a handgun in the parking lot of an H&R Block in Caldwell County,
Texas. At trial, Ruckman testified that he had a negative relationship with
appellant’s mother, Lana Cochran, due to a previous romantic interaction between
them. Ruckman claimed Cochran had sent men to beat him up several month... More...
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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)

CORY ACKERMAN v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

In June 2016, a Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper stopped Ackerman for failing to signal before making a turn. Ackerman admitted consuming alcoholic beverages, he reeked of alcohol, and had bloodshot eyes. He failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test. The trooper arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Later, the trooper read the advisory DC-70 form revise... More...
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Joan E. Farr v. Daryl Davis; Dennis Moon; Deann Coote; John Patrick Hall; Huckleberry Homeowners Association District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Proceeding pro se,1 Joan Farr appeals the district court’s order granting
summary judgment on her 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim in favor of the Huckleberry
Homeowners Association and its board members (collectively, HOA). She also
* After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined
unanimously that oral argument wouldn’t materially assist in the determination ofMore...
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Tremane Wood v. Mike Carpenter Oklahoma County Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

An Oklahoma jury convicted Tremane Wood of first-degree felony murder
for the killing of Ronnie Wipf during a botched robbery. The jury found
Oklahoma had proved three aggravating circumstances associated with the
murder, and the mitigating circumstances did not outweigh them. The jury
accordingly sentenced Wood to death.
The conclusion of Wood’s trial was only the start of his... More...
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Dagny Knutson v. Richard J. Foster

After a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Dagny Knutson on her
fraudulent concealment and intentional breach of fiduciary duty claims against her former
attorney, Richard J. Foster, and awarded her economic and noneconomic damages. The
trial court granted Foster’s motion for a new trial on the grounds that Knutson did not
prove Foster’s conduct was the cause of Knutson’s... More...
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CITY OF DERBY v. STATE OF KANSAS ex rel. NICK JORDAN, SECRETARY, KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

The City of Derby sought judicial review of the action of the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDR) in response to Derby's complaint about the distribution of use tax proceeds that the KDR collected. The KDR responded by moving to dismiss Derby's petition for lack of standing. The district court agreed and dismissed Derby's petition. Derby appeals the district court's dismissal based on Derby's claim... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

CASE & ASSOCIATES PROPERTIES INC. d/b/a ASPEN PARK APARTMENTS, v. JODIE L. BRIBIESCA

Bribiesca first moved to Aspen Park Apartments (Aspen) on June 10, 2015. The apartments are located in Wichita and are owned by Case. On January 8, 2016, Bribiesca moved from her first apartment, unit 1812, to another, 1908, in the same complex. Bribiesca testified she was not offered an opportunity to see 1908 before moving in, and it is not clear whether she asked to view the apartment before th... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

HOWARD JOHNSON III v. U.S. FOOD SERVICE, and AMERICAN ZURICH INSURANCE CO

On October 16, 2015, Howard Johnson, who had been employed by U.S. Food Service since 2002 as a delivery driver, suffered an on-the-job injury to his neck when he tried to dislodge a partially frozen trailer door at work. Later that month, Dr. Harold Hess, a neurosurgeon, examined Johnson for the first time. Johnson complained of neck and left arm pain along with numbness and weakness in his ... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ‐v.‐ RAYMOND BAKER

As relevant here, Baker was charged on November 5, 2015 in a single count 
superseding indictment with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to 
distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing heroin.  The 
evidence presented at his trial established that between January and mid‐June 
2015, in Albany and Schenactady Counties, New York, Baker parti... More...
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Robert Stevens and Steven Vandel v. CoreLogic, Inc. United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Residential real estate sales today depend largely on
online sites displaying properties for sale. Plaintiffs Robert
Stevens and Steven Vandel (“the Photographers”) are
professional real estate photographers who take photographs
of listed properties and license them to real estate agents.

The real estate agents, in turn, upload such photographs to
Multiple Listing Serv... More...
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Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

6 RODRIGUEZ V. SWARTZ

qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
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Mark A. Emerson v. State of Indiana

In June 2015, Emerson and his then-wife Lara had separated but not yet
divorced. The two had one child together, and Lara had two other children
from a previous relationship. After the split, Lara and her children remained in
the marital home in Anderson, while Emerson stayed with a friend in
Indianapolis. At this time, Lara was in a romantic relationship with Cody Gay
(“G... More...
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Michelle Elizabeth Morehouse v. The State of Texas

Appellant Michelle Elizabeth Morehouse pleaded guilty to possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine, a state jail felony. See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. §§ 481.106(6), 481.115 (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). In January of 2017, the trial court placed Morehouse on five years’ deferred adjudication community supervision. In April of 2017, the State filed a motion to adjudicate... More...   $0 (08-07-2018 - )

Abraham Jacob Proenza v. The State of Texas

Proenza and his wife Sandra testified that on April 2, 2008, A.J.V. was born in
Minnesota to Sandra’s sister. Hoping to adopt A.J.V., Proenza and Sandra drove to
Minnesota and returned to Texas with the child.
When A.J.V. was three or four weeks old, Sandra and A.J.V.’s birth mother, who
was in Texas at the time, took A.J.V. to Su Clinica. A.J.V.’s birth mother signed medi... More...
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Robert Smith v. Rosebud Farm, Inc., d/b/a Rosebud Farmstand Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Robert Smith worked behind the
meat counter at Rosebud Farm, a local grocery store. After
several years of ongoing sexual and racial harassment from
his male coworkers and supervisor, Smith sued Rosebud. He
claimed various violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 1981, and the Illinois Gender Violence Act.
2 No. 17‐2626
The jury returne... More...
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