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Ex parte John Phillip Devine III

John Phillip Devine III filed this interlocutory appeal challenging the district court’s
order denying a combination motion to quash his indictment and pretrial application for writ of
habeas corpus. In the underlying prosecution, Appellant is charged with five felony offenses: three
counts of sexual assault of a child, one count of indecency with a child by contact, and one count of<... More...
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Elizabeth A. Clemons v. Norton Healthcare, Inc. Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This appeal is the latest installment in an ERISA litigation
saga that has spanned almost ten years. At the risk of oversimplifying their case, the Plaintiff–
Retirees claim that Defendant Norton Healthcare, Inc. Retirement Plan (“Norton”) underpaid
them under the terms of the plan. The district court found that the plan was unambiguous in the
Retirees’ favor. We agree with the dis... More...
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Matthew Gary Richardson v. United States of America Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Petitioner Matthew Richardson appeals the district
court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to set aside his sentence, challenging his
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No. 17-5517 Richardson v. United States Page 2
designation as an armed career criminal under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), the Armed Career Criminal
Act (“ACCA”). We AFFIRM.
I. BACKGROUND
In 2012, after attempting to sell a sawed-off shotgu... More...
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Kerrie Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority

Kerrie Reilly lives with her severely disabled adult daughter in housing subsidized
by the Marin Housing Authority (MHA). The family participates in the Housing Choice
Voucher program, commonly known as Section 8, which MHA administers according to
the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD). As a Section 8 participant, Kerrie Re... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - CA)

Lorenzo Emanuel v. The State of Texas

Around 5:00 a.m. on February 28, 2016, an inmate-related disturbance in
the Denton County Jail’s Special Housing Unit delayed distribution of the
inmates’ breakfast trays.2 When inmate Emanuel eventually received his tray, he
complained that his breakfast was cold and requested a “Johnny Sack”—an
alternative inmate meal that is served in a brown paper bag, usually containing a ... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

Rhonda Williams v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this toxic tort suit, Rhonda Williams appeals the District Court’s grant of summary judgment against her and in favor of Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC (“Mosaic”).
* Honorable Ursula Ungaro, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, sitting by designation.
Case: 17-10894 Date Filed: 05/14/2018 Page: 1 of 22
2
Ms. Williams alleged that toxic substances emitted fr... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Gabriel Dotson

On December 16, 2014, a Shelby County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and incest. The charge for statutory rape by an authority figure was later dismissed.

The defendant was charged with abusing his biological daughter, G.D.1 At the time of the trial, she was nineteen years old. The victim,... More...
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Demetrius Anderson v. State of Tennessee

On March 23, 2013, the Petitioner robbed two men, Richard Cooper and Willie Crawford, at gunpoint and took $60 and some marijuana. The victims called the police, and the Petitioner was apprehended after a short foot chase. In July 2013, the Petitioner was indicted for aggravated robbery and criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery. On September 4, 2013, the trial court ordered the Petitione... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

Nikolaus Johnson v. State of Tennessee

The procedural history of this case is protracted and complex. A Sullivan County Criminal Court jury convicted the petitioner of one count of the first degree premeditated murder of Bristol Police Department Officer Mark Vance, who had been dispatched to the home of the petitioner’s girlfriend to answer a call that the petitioner was “at the house threatening her with a gun,” and sentenced him to... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Dr. Erum Shahab and Waire, LLC d/b/a Ellington Behavloral Health ("EBH") District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven, CT - Ellington Psychiatrist and Mental Health Clinic Pay Over $800,000 to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

DR. ERUM SHAHAB and WAIRE, LLC, doing business as ELLINGTON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (“EBH”), have entered into a civil settlement agreement with the federal and state governments in which they will pay $805,071 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state ... More...
   $805071 (05-14-2018 - CT)

STATE OF OHIO vs. ROSARIO D. ROBINSON

Robinson was charged with aggravated burglary and several charges of
felonious assault, each for a separate victim, along with associated firearm specifications
and having a weapon while under disability. Although the indictment originally
identified one victim, the trial court permitted the state to amend the indictment to reflect
the names of six victims in the case. The co... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROBERT A. LITTLEJOHN

On November 15, 2016, appellant was charged under a complicity theory
with one count of aggravated burglary with one- and three-year firearm specifications,
seven counts of felonious assault with one- and three-year firearm specifications, and one
count of having weapons while under disability. A codefendant, Rosario D. Robinson,
was charged in the indictment as the principal ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ALIJAH K. LEE

The sentences imposed in this case are not ones that can be reviewed under
R.C. 2953.08(D)(1). R.C. 2953.08(D)(1) states as follows:
A sentence imposed upon a defendant is not subject to review under this section if the sentence is authorized by law, has been recommended jointly by the defendant and the prosecution in the case, and is imposed by a sentencing judge.

In that... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GREG RUCKER

In 2016 Rucker and codefendant Nicholas Kraft were charged with three
counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of kidnapping and one count of having
weapons while under disability. Kraft plead guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery1
and agreed to testify against Rucker. The case against Rucker proceeded to a jury trial.
{¶3} Evidence was presented that between 3:30 a.m.... More...
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State of Ohio v. George Barton

Appellant, George Barton, sets forth the following three assignments of
error:
I. The trial court erred to the prejudice of appellant in denying his
Crim.R. 29 motion.
II. The court’s verdict was against the manifest weight of the
evidence.
III. Appellant received ineffective assistance of counsel.
{¶ 4} The following undisputed facts are relevant to this appe... More...
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State of Ohio v. Michael J. Gates

On December 29, 2016, appellant was indicted on one count of rape in
violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b), a felony of the first degree. The indictment stemmed
from an incident that occurred in September 2016, in which appellant engaged in fellatio
and masturbation with a juvenile who was two years old at the time. Appellant had
previously confessed to committing these acts dur... More...
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United States of America v. David Haisten and Judy Haisten Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - South Carolina couple sentenced to a total of 138 months in prison for trafficking counterfeit goods, including misbranded pet medicine

David Haisten, 51, and Judy Haisten, 51, both of Irmo, South Carolina, were sentenced on May 10, 2018 to 78 and 60 months of incarceration, respectively, by U.S. District Judge Gerald J. Pappert, announced United States Attorney William... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. TANNER D. HOPKINS

This case arises from the January 13, 2015 assault suffered by Chaenin
Taylor. At the time of the assault, Taylor was seven-months pregnant. As a result of
the assault, the fetus died.
{¶ 3} Following an investigation, Hopkins was indicted on one count of murder
(purposeful) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(A), one count of involuntary manslaughter in
violation of R.C. 2903... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - OH)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. IOURI MIKHEL and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JURIJUS KADAMOVAS

Defendants are foreign nationals under the Hostage Taking Act: Mikhel is Russian, and Kadamovas is Lithuanian. Both lived in Los Angeles, California, during the events underlying this case. Defendants were assisted at various times by coconspirators Petro Krylov, Ainar Altmanis, Aleksejus Markovskis, and Natalya Solovyeva. Altmanis, Markovskis, and Solovyeva all pleaded guilty and
UNITED STA... More...
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United States of America v. Roger Bellanger District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.S.C. §§... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - ME)

Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ROGER BELANGER United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

In today's story of why it's
generally not a good idea to orchestrate and then participate in
an illegal narcotics distribution ring, meet Roger Belanger of
Corinna, Maine. Belanger was indicted on one count of conspiracy
to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms
or more of cocaine and an unspecified amount of oxycodone, in
violation of 21 U.... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - ME)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CARL M. BURRIS

Carl M. Burris was convicted of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He appeals and alleges the State committed prosecutorial error. He also appeals the district court's assessment of Board of Indigents' Defense Services (BIDS) fees without considering his financial resources.

On August 24, 2016, Ronnie Gosson called the Clay County Sheriff... More...
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DENNIS R. LANE v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

After Lane's license was suspended in an administrative proceeding before the Kansas Department of Revenue, he sought review in the district court. That court then heard the matter independently, and it heard evidence and made factual findings. We therefore must accept the factual findings of the district court so long as they are supported by substantial evidence. Swank v. Kansas Dept. of Revenue... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CRAIG PITTMAN

This appeal reflects Defendant Craig Pittman's latest effort to challenge his convictions and sentences for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sodomy, and several other crimes—an ongoing endeavor that has regularly occupied him since a Johnson County District Court jury found him guilty 18 years ago. We find the district court incorrectly resentenced Pittman to 117 months in prison on the ... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

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