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IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF KRISTOFOR K. KEPPY AND ANGELA K. KEPPY Upon the Petition of KRISTOFOR K. KEPPY, Petitioner-Appellant, And Concerning ANGELA K. KEPPY, Respondent-Appellee.

Kristofor Keppy appeals from the decree of dissolution of marriage entered November 14, 2013. On appeal, Kristofor contends the district court erred in not awarding the parties joint physical care of the parties’ two children, erred in awarding Angela Keppy primary care of the parties’ children, and abused its discretion in awarding Angela attorney’s fees. We review the district court’s fi... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. KENNETH DONJUARE ALFONZO MAY, Defendant-Appellant.

Kenneth Donjuare Alfonzo May appeals his sentences imposed by the district court.1 He contends the district court abused its discretion by failing to recite adequate reasons. Because we find the district court properly exercised its discretion and provided sufficient reasons for the sentence, we affirm.
I. Background Facts and Proceedings.
On June 28, 2013, May was charged with eight count... More...
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STATE OF IOWA, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. CLAYTON DOYLE MILLER, Defendant-Appellant.

Clayton Doyle Miller appeals the sentence imposed after his guilty plea for operating while intoxicated (OWI), third offense, in violation of Iowa Code section 321J.2 (2013). He argues the district court abused its discretion when it imposed a term of incarceration not to exceed five years rather than sentencing him to the OWI continuum allowing him to reside in a treatment facility rather than pr... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

IN THE INTEREST OF J.D. AND E.D., Minor Children, Z.D., Father, Appellant.

The father appeals the termination of his parental rights to his children, J.D. and E.D. He asserts that, because the State did not petition that his rights should be terminated under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(h) (2013), the juvenile court improperly found termination warranted on that paragraph. He further argues that the requirements for termination were not met, because the children were nev... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

In the interest of T.E.

A mother appeals the juvenile court’s termination of her parental rights with respect to her daughter. We affirm.
I. Factual and Procedural Background
The mother and child came to the attention of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) in January, 2013. DHS found the mother to have denied critical care and to have failed to provide proper supervision for the child due to the motherâ... More...
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In the interest of Q.E., C.E. and K.E.

A mother appeals from the juvenile court’s order terminating her parental rights to three of her children.1 We affirm.
I. Background Facts and Proceedings
This family came to the attention of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) in January 2013, when the mother contacted DHS because she did not feel she could parent her children safely. The mother has six children: K.E., born in 2... More...
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In the interest of K.B.

A young father appeals the juvenile court order severing his parental rights to his one-year-old son. He contends the State did not prove a statutory ground for termination and argues maintaining his rights would be in the child’s best interests. But primarily, the father seeks an additional six months to work toward reunification—pointing to an exhibit detailing his candid revelations concern... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

In the Interest of P.D.

The mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her child, P.D., claiming the State did not prove by clear and convincing evidence grounds to terminate her parental rights under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(d), (h), (i), and (l) (2013). She further argues that, due to the bond she shares with the child, termination was not in his best interest, and she should have been given an additi... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

In the Interest of B.M.

A mother appeals1 from the juvenile court’s order terminating her parental rights to her child, B.M., contending reasonable efforts to reunify the mother and child were not made, there was not clear and convincing evidence to support termination under Iowa Code section 232.116(1)(k) (2013), and termination was not in the best interest of the child. Despite years of intensive services offered to ... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

In the Interest of C.C.

A father appeals from the order terminating his parental rights. Upon our de novo review, we affirm.
I. Background Facts and Proceedings.
J.C. is the father and A.A. is the mother of C.C., born in May 2012. The father has a long history of mental health, substance abuse, and alcohol abuse issues, as well as a history of violence and domestic abuse. The father is currently incarcerated, hav... More...
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In re the Marriage of Judith Clark Rudman and Robert Alan Rudman

Robert Rudman challenges the amount and duration of alimony payments ordered in the decree dissolving his marriage to Judith Rudman. Given the length of their marriage and the Rudmans’ disparate incomes, we find the district court reached an appropriate alimony determination. We also approve Judith’s request for appellate attorney fees.
I. Background Facts and Proceedings
The parties w... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Scott Mathew Galbraith

Tulsa, OK - Criminal defense lawyer Robert Henson represented Scott Mathew Galbraith who was charged by the State of Oklahoma:

That TIM HARRIS, the duly elected and qualified District Attorney for Tulsa County, Oklahoma, who prosecutes in the name and by the authority of The State of ... More...
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Philip Naeve v. Humboldt County Drainage District #126

Landowners appeal from a district court decision denying their petition to set aside the establishment of a drainage district and to reclassify lands to reduce their assessment of costs. The county board of supervisors contends the landowners waived their arguments against the drainage district by failing to raise them before the board. The board also contends the classification and assessment are... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

Khoi Ngo v. State of Iowa

A jury found Khoi Ngo guilty of theft in the first degree, conspiracy to commit a felony (third-degree burglary), possession of burglar’s tools, and carrying weapons. This court affirmed his convictions. State v. Ngo, No. 08-0522, 2009 WL 2184832, at *12 (Iowa Ct. App. July 22, 2009).
Ngo filed a pro se application for postconviction relief (PCR) claiming his trial counsel was ineffective in... More...
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State of Iowa v. Jamar Anthony Jackson

Jamar Anthony Jackson appeals the judgment and conviction entered after he pled guilty to conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and accessory after the fact. He contends the trial court failed to adequately inform him of the rights he would give up by pleading guilty and erred in accepting the plea. He also contends he received ineffective assistance of counsel.

The entry of a guilty ple... More...
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State of Iowa v. Amy Jo Ross

Amy Jo Ross appeals challenging her guilty plea to driving while barred. The plea hearing was not reported; the district court entered an order on February 25, 2013, stating: “State appears by Bruce Swanson. Defendant appears with Allan Kirshen and enters a plea of guilt to Driving While Barred, in violation of Sec. 321.561, Code. Sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m., March 11, 2013.” Sentencing wa... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

In the Interest of A.M.M.

A mother appeals from the order terminating her parental rights. She contends the evidence failed to prove she abandoned the child or that termination is in the best interest of the child. We conclude the district court properly terminated the mother’s parental rights on the ground of abandonment under Iowa Code section 600A.8(3)(b) (2011). We conclude termination of the mother’s parental righ... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

Calvin Nelson v. State of Iowa

A jury found Calvin Nelson guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a man in a Des Moines neighborhood. The Iowa Supreme Court affirmed his conviction. See State v. Nelson, 791 N.W.2d 414, 419 (Iowa 2010). Nelson subsequently filed a postconviction-relief application raising several issues. The district court denied the application following a hearing. On appeal, Nelson con... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

State of Iowa v. Dontrayius Eugene Carey

Dontrayius Eugene Carey appeals the judgment and sentence entered upon his conviction of possession of a controlled substance, second offense, in violation of Iowa Code section 124.401(5) (2011). He contends the district court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence seized during a pat-down search of his person because it violated his constitutional right to be free from unreasonable sear... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - IA)

United States of America v. Raul Antonio Gonzalez Lopez

SAN DIEGO, CA – Raul Antonio Gonzalez Lopez pleaded guilty today to the Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste before United States Magistrate Judge Mitchell D. Dembin. In pleading guilty, Gonzalez Lopez admitted that on March 12, 2011, he drove to We Lend More, a business located in National City, California, to pick up trash. As he was aware, the trash included containers of acid and potassium cy... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - CA)

The People v. Robert Edward Ebertowski

Defendant Robert Edward Ebertowski was granted probation after he pleaded no contest to criminal threats (Pen. Code, § 422)1 and resisting or deterring an officer (§ 69) and admitted a gang allegation (§ 186.22, subd. (b)(1)(B)). He challenges on reasonableness and overbreadth grounds two of the probation conditions imposed by the trial court. These probation conditions required him to (1) “p... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - CA)

Steven Hoffman v. 162 North Wolfe, LLC

This case involves a dispute between the owners of adjacent commercial property located in Sunnyvale at 170 North Wolfe Road (170 Wolfe, or 170 Wolfe property) and 162 North Wolfe Road (162 Wolfe, or 162 Wolfe property). In March 2010, appellants Steven Hoffman (Hoffman) and Swee Lin Hoffman (collectively, the Hoffmans), purchased the 170 Wolfe property. After close of escrow, the owner of the 162... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Santiago Contreras Orozco

Santiago Contreras Orozco was convicted of
manufacturing 1,000 or more marijuana plants, in violation of
21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(vii), and 18 U.S.C. § 2, and
carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, in
violation of 23 U.S.C. § 541(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C.
§ 924(c)(1)(A)(i). Orozco appeals his convictions,
challenging two rulings made by the district court... More...
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Robert Burk v. Kirby Abney and Angie Miller f/k/a Angie Abney

Robert Burk v. Kirby Abney and Angie Miller f/k/a Angie Abney

1. On August 6, 2009, for good and valuable consideration, the Defendants executed and delivered to Burk a promissory note in the original principal sum of $20,000 (“Note”).
2. The Defendants have failed and refused to pay the sums due under the terms of the Note, including failure to pay the balance due at maturity.More...
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Troy Smith v. City of St. Ann

Troy Smith appeals the district court’s 1 adverse grant of summary judgment in
this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against the City of St. Ann, Missouri (City). On appeal,
Smith argues that he and his wife’s multiple complaints to City employees and
officials about Smith’s injury, which was left untreated for seven days in City’s jail,
constituted sufficient evidence to hold City... More...
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