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Jerry Killingsworth v. The Housing Authority of the City of Dallas

This appeal arises out of Jerry Killingsworth’s contention that the Housing Authority of the City of Dallas (DHA) backed out of a deal to hire him as the DHA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Killingsworth claims that despite having a written employment contract offering him the position, the DHA yielded to political pressure to retain then-DHA President Ann Lott and refused to allow hi... More...   $0 (10-14-2014 - )

In the Interest of M.S.L. and L.S.L., children

Appellant S.M.L. (the Father) appeals the decree terminating his parental rights to two daughters (the Children). He raises a single issue challenging the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the finding that termination is in the Children’s best interest. We affirm.
I. BACKGROUND
On November 12, 2012, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (the Department) filed suit f... More...
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United States of America v. Juan Carlos Gomez

DES MOINES, IA - Juan Carlos Gomez, age 20 of Grand Island, Nebraska, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose to 12 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Gomez was also ordered to serve a term of three years of supervised release following imprison... More...   $0 (10-14-2014 - IA)

State of Oklahoma v. Vance Dillon Wright

Claremore, Rogers County, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Vance Dillon Wright with the first-degree murder of Kelsey Jean Bray, age 27, whose body was discovered on the right-of-way of Interstate 44 on October 27, 2011. Because of the state of decomposition of the body, the Medical Examiner was not able to determine the cause of death. There was evidence that the woman fell or was thrown from a... More...   $0 (10-14-2014 - OK)

Jennifer Raspardo, et al. v. John Carlone, et al.

11 Plaintiffs‐Appellees (the “plaintiffs”), two former and one
12 current female New Britain police officers, brought suit in the
13 United States District Court for the District of Connecticut against
14 the City of New Britain, its police department, the police union, and
15 five individual police supervisors under Title VII of the Civil Rights
16 Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C.... More...
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Cheryl Bond v. Autumn Ridge Apartments

1. The Plaintiff is a resident of Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma.
2. Defendant is doing business in Tulsa County County, Oklahoma.
3. Venue and Jurisdiction are correct before this Court in so much as all actions
complained of herein happened in Tulsa County.
4. On or about March 26, 2012, Plaintiff was on the property of Autumn Ridge
Apartments located at 1703 Memorial Drive,... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. William Leon Bauders

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged William Leon Bauders, age 46, with second-degree felony murder, leaving the scene of a fatality accident, possession of a stolen vehicle and grand larceny. The State claimed that Bauderw was driving a Dodge Ram that he had stolen which he had from a job site when he crashed into Christina Bradshaw's Toyota Camary killing her. Bauders fled the scene on foot... More...   $0 (10-12-2014 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Joshua Ray James

Poteau, Leflore County, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Joshua Ray James with felony possession of a controlled dangerous substance (morphine); misdemeanor driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs; misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia; misdemeanor failure ot maintain security; driving with license cancelled, suspended or revoked; and failure to wear a seat bel... More...   $0 (10-11-2014 - OK)

The People v. Abraham Isaac Tubbs

Respondent Abraham Isaac Tubbs petitioned for resentencing pursuant to Penal Code section 1170.126,1 commonly referred to as the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012 (the Act).2 (People v. Superior Court (Kaulick) (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 1279, 1285, 1289 (Kaulick).) The trial court resentenced Tubbs on March 8, 2013, and ordered that Tubbs be subject to postrelease community supervision (PRCS) pursuant... More...   $0 (10-11-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Cary J. Hudson

FORT WORTH, Texas — A former financial administrator at the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), who admitted submitting a false document to the U.S., was sentenced this morning in federal court in Fort Worth, Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

Cary J. Hudson, 49, of Mansfield, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to three years p... More...
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United State of America v. Toran Letroy Hampton

Memphis, TN - Toran Hampton, 50, of Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John T. Fowlkes, Jr. to serve 120 months, or 10 years, in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution of $511,216.00 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). There is no parole in the federal prison system.

On July 17, 2014, Hampton pled guilty to a... More...
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Glen Murphy v. Adolfo C. Dulay

This appeal involves a federal preemption challenge to a Florida statute requiring presuit actions by an individual plaintiff before he may bring a medical Case: 13-14637 Date Filed: 10/10/2014 Page: 1 of 36
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negligence claim in Florida state court. The district court held that one of those presuit requirements in Florida Statute § 766.1065—that the plaintiff execute a written authoriz... More...
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United States v. Russell Marks

Russell Marks appeals the district court’s denial of his motion for an
evidentiary hearing on Marks’s claim that the government improperly refused to
move to reduce his sentence for a previous conviction. Marks also has moved (1) for
sanctions against the Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) who prosecuted him
in his criminal case, (2) for this court to take judicial notice ... More...
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United States of America v. Corey A. Moore

After a five-day bench trial, the district court found defendant Corey Moore guilty of, among other things, violating 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) by possessing a firearm “in furtherance of” a crime of drug trafficking. On appeal, Moore challenges the denial of a motion to suppress evidence and the sufficiency of the evidence on the § 924(c) count. As to the Fourth Amendment claim, the motion to suppr... More...   $0 (10-10-2014 - MD)

A.S. v. Smithkline Beecham Corp. d/b/a GlaxoSmithkline

A.S. and Sallee Miller (“Plaintiffs”) filed suit in Pennsylvania state court against GlaxoSmithKline LLC (“GSK”) claiming that its drug, Paxil, caused birth defects. GSK removed the case to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The District Court1 remanded the case, finding that GSK was a citizen of Pennsylvania and therefore ineligible to remove the ca... More...   $0 (10-10-2014 - PA)

Courtney Douglas v. Convergent Outsourcing f/k/a ER Solutions, Inc.

In this case we are asked to decide whether the disclosure of a consumer’s account number on the face of a debt collector’s envelope violates § 1692f(8) of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. Section 1692f(8) limits the language and symbols that a debt collector may place on envelopes it sends to consumers. The District Court held the account number... More...   $0 (10-10-2014 - PA)

Luke Aaron Frazier and Connie C. Frazier v. Richard Goszczynski

Luke Frazier and his mother, Connie Frazier, took real property owned by Richard
Goszczynski without his consent. The scheme the Fraziers contrived to acquire the
property is based on a twisted and distorted view of the law of adverse possession under
color of title. After the Fraziers took possession of the property, the trial court ousted
them by entering a judgment quieting titl... More...
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Damiroquan McGill v. State of Florida

Damiroquan McGill appeals his twelve-year sentence for possession of a firearm
by a delinquent, which was direct filed and adjudicated in adult court. Although the
sentence was below the statutory maximum penalty, McGill correctly argues that the
sentencing court violated his due process rights by basing his sentence, at least in part,
on improper considerations. See Yisrael v. Sta... More...
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Andre Franklin, Inc. v. Herb Wax

Andre Franklin, Inc., and Andre Franklin, individually, (collectively referred
to as "Franklin"), appeal the trial court's denial of a motion to compel arbitration and
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motion to abate proceedings pending arbitration. Because Franklin did not take action
inconsistent with its right to arbitration, it did not waive its right to arbitration.1
Accordingly, we reverse.
In ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Ronnie Burnett Jones a/k/a Ronnie Roach

Tulsa, OK - The State of America charged Ronnie Burnett Jones a/k/a Ronnie Roach with first degree felony murder, first-degree burglary and robbery with a firearm, shooting with intent to kill, robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony.

That TIM HARRIS, the duly elected and qualified District Attorney for Tulsa County, Oklahoma, who prosecutes ... More...
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Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Calvin M. Rutledge

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., appeals the final summary judgment granting title to Calvin Rutledge and discharging Wells Fargo's lis pendens against the underlying property in this foreclosure action. Because we agree that Wells Fargo was not barred from pursuing foreclosure in the circuit court by laches or equitable estoppel and that material issues of fact remain as to the authenticity of Mary Dias's... More...   $0 (10-10-2014 - FL)

Madeline Betancourt v. Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, Inc.

Madeline Betancourt and Nivia Malgarejo (the Homeowners) appeal a
final summary judgment in favor of Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA). The
trial court determined that the applicable statutes of limitation barred the Homeowners'
action against FIGA for breach of contract and declaratory judgment regarding a
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sinkhole loss. Because the action is time barred unde... More...
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The People v. Michael Shawn Evans

Appellant, Michael Shawn Evans, was charged with possession of material depicting a person under the age of 18 engaging in or simulating sexual conduct, a felony. (Pen. Code, § 311.11, subd. (a).) After his motion to suppress evidence was heard and denied, appellant entered a plea of guilty. The trial court suspended imposition of sentence and placed appellant on probation for three years subject... More...   $0 (10-10-2014 - CA)

State of Connecticut v. Carl (Hood) Small

Hartford, CT - The State of Connecticut charged Carl (Hood) Small with first-degree murder, third-degree larceny, fourth-degree larceny, fourth-degree larceny, stealing a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, sale of narcotics and possession of narcotics in conjunction with the stabbing death of Chris Donato in 2010. Donato's body was found in his blood-splattered apartment in West Hartford,... More...   $0 (10-10-2014 - CT)

Kristine Sink v. State of Iowa, et al.

Des Moines, IA - Kristine Sink sued the Iowa Department of Corrections on a civil rights violation theory claiming that she was sexually harassed after inmates were repeatedly allowed to watch sexually graphic and violent movies. She also claimed that she was retaliated against and discriminated against by Corrections officials after she complained.

Plaintiff claimed that she suffered em... More...
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