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United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

Monster Energy Company v. Bruce L. Schechter

When a settlement agreement provides that the “[p]laintiffs and their counsel
agree” to keep the terms of the agreement confidential, and when the plaintiffs’ counsel
signs the agreement under the words, “Approved as to form and content,” can the
plaintiffs’ counsel be liable to the defendant for breach of the confidentiality provision?
We answer this question, “No.”

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STATE OF OHIO -vs- DALTON G. SMITH

The following facts are adduced from the record of the bond revocation hearing on July 11, 2017 and the bench trial of August 3, 2017. {¶3} Appellant was age 87 at the time of these offenses. He met the victim, Jane Doe, when she volunteered at a church where he was the minister. The two have never had a romantic relationship and Doe does not want a romantic relationship with appellant. Doe... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CALEB JACOBS

Jacobs was convicted in 2013 of felonious assault, assault, and escape. (Doc. No. 42). On April 1, 2013, he was sentenced to an aggregate term of four and one-half years’ imprisonment. (Doc. No. 45). At the sentencing hearing, the trial court notified Jacobs that “it is mandatory that after your prison sentence, * * * you will be on post-release control under the authority of the parole a... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL TYLER SIBOLE

On the morning of April 4, 2017, John Scroggins, a HUD housing inspector, was driving between properties in Springfield, Ohio. While driving on East Street, a woman ran across the street in front of him pursued by a man. The woman screamed, “ ‘Help me.’ ” (Tr. 104). Scroggins slowed and watched as the man tackled the woman to the ground. The man then pulled her up by her hair and pulled her ba... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. WILLIAM D. MORGAN

On June 18, 2010, Morgan entered into a plea agreement and pled guilty to
numerous felony offenses, including three counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of
kidnapping, three counts of possessing criminal tools, and four counts of tampering with
evidence. In exchange for Morgan’s guilty plea, the State agreed to dismiss all
specifications attached to the charges, which i... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. STEVEN H. MILLER, III

On February 27, 2017, an indictment was filed charging Miller with one count of felonious assault, a second degree felony, and one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. These charges were based on allegations that on February 21, 2017, Miller knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to another by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance. The felonious ass... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES F. COYLE

On February 1, 2017, Coyle’s wife, Erin Coyle, filed a report with the Butler Township Police Department in which she alleged that, the night before, Coyle had physically abused and forcibly restrained her in their residence during a protracted marital dispute; she also alleged that, during a previous dispute on January 23, 2017, Coyle had destroyed a laptop computer belonging to her employer.... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. TIMOTHY E. BRADLEY

Timothy E. Bradley appeals from his conviction and sentence following a
guilty plea to one count of attempted felonious assault, a third-degree felony.
{¶ 2} Bradley advances two assignments of error related to the 30-month prison
sentence he received. First, he contends the trial court violated the purposes of felony
sentencing. Specifically, he asserts that the trial court “e... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. MARK HILL

On January 27, 2017, Cincinnati Police Officer John Neal was
dispatched to Emming Street to investigate a report of a brick thrown at a house. He
took a statement from the complainants for criminal damaging. While Neal was
investigating on Emming Street, Officers Stavale and Pierson responded
independently to Coon Alley to investigate a possible suspect.
{¶4} When Stav... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. GERMAINE EVANS

The record shows that on December 15, 2015, Evans was charged in
juvenile court with aggravated robbery, carrying concealed weapons, and receiving
stolen property. The following day, the state filed a motion asking the juvenile court
to relinquish jurisdiction under Juv.R. 30. Evans filed a motion in opposition, in
which he challenged the constitutionality of the mandatory-bi... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ROGER LANTER

On June 17, 2016, the Cincinnati police were dispatched to a home on
William Howard Taft Road after a reported breaking and entering. The victim, an
86-year-old woman, lived alone. She had left her home for church around 12:00
p.m. and returned after mass had ended at 12:30 p.m. Upon her return, she noticed
that window panes on her backdoor were broken and that the door was ... More...
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THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. WILLIS REESE

Defendant Willis Reese was charged with several offenses, including aggravated vehicular hijacking (720 ILCS 5/18-4(a)(3) (West 2006)), vehicular invasion (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1 (West 2006)), attempted armed robbery (720 ILCS 5/8-4, 18-2 (West 2006)), and escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6 (West 2006)). The public defender was appointed to represent defendant, but defendant subsequently informed the trial court... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. DENNIS L. BAILEY

In July 2004, defendant was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of disarming a peace officer. The circuit court allowed defendant’s public defender to withdraw, and defendant proceeded pro se at his 2005 jury trial. Defendant was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of 24 years on each of the two counts. On direct appeal, defendant’s sole cl... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

Diamonte William Baker v. State of Indiana

Baker met Stephanie Miller in September 2016. They began a romantic relationship, and Baker moved into Miller’s apartment the following month. On January 22, 2017, after the pair had an argument, Miller tried to exit the apartment. However, Baker blocked her by standing in front of the door. When Miller turned her back on Baker, he stabbed her in the back with “a survival knife.” Tr. Vol... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

Tavis Ray Crittendon v. State of Indiana

In the early-morning hours of January 25, 2016, Acacia Frye called 911 when she found Crittendon, her live-in boyfriend, unresponsive with blue lips. Acacia “immediately recognize[d] it as a [h]eroin overdose” and started administering CPR. Tr. p. 36. [3] When Deputy Christopher Francis with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the Warsaw house, medics were working on Crit... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

James Tepper, Allison Tepper v. Amos Financial, LLC Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Many would gladly pay Tuesday for a hamburger
today. Of course, not all of those who fall into debt make
payments timely, and debt collection has become a
professional trade. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
(the “FDCPA” or “Act”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692, et seq., regulates
their efforts. Under it, debt collectors are prohibited from
engaging in deceptive, abusive, or other... More...
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Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t... More...
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Garrell "Gary" McCutcheon Jr., and Melissa K. McCutcheon v. Pavco Trucking Co. Inc., and Titan Transfer, Inc.

Pavco Trucking Company, Inc. (“Pavco”), operated a trucking company in
Clarksville, Indiana. Pavco employed the McCutcheons to haul freight by
truck. Pavco terminated the McCutcheons’ employment on February 14, 2014.
[3] On March 1, 2014, Titan and Pavco executed the Purchase Agreement which
enumerated a number of Pavco’s assets that would be transferred to Titan in
exch... More...
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Caleb Bixler v. State of Indiana

In August of 2015, Bixler, Keith Cornwell (Cornwell), Ricky Ogden (Ogden), John Murphy (Murphy), and Ron Trahan (Trahan) were all residing in a two story house located on the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Trahan occupied the downstairs bedroom. One of the two upstairs bedrooms was shared by Ogden and Murphy, while Cornwell and Bixler shared the other. Cornwell did not get along with T... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Jevon R. Bates-Smith v. State of Indiana

Indiana State Police Detective Joshua Allen works for the drug enforcement
section and is assigned to covert operations in an undercover role investigating
people who deal in cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. He has been
involved in over 500 criminal investigations related to controlled substances.
Detective Allen often employs confidential informants (CIs), who are usual... More...
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Kristopher Kanable v. State of Indiana

On Friday, May 6, 2016, four men—Kanable, Xzavier Jordan, Brenton Hoppes, and Jason White—spent the day together, first in Kokomo and then in Lafayette. Jordan drove the men around in his white SUV. While together, the men concocted a plan to take property from a house while armed with a gun. Court of Appeals of Indiana | Memorandum Decision 18A-CR-195 | August 9, 2018 Page 3 of 17 ... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Sherry Vernell Webb v. State of Indiana

On March 31, 2017, Malinda Solomon drove her vehicle to pick up Robert Crisler at an apartment building, parked her vehicle in the parking lot, entered the building, knocked on the door to Robert and his wife Ethel’s apartment, and was let inside. Webb, who lived in a neighboring apartment, was in the apartment with Robert and Ethel. At some point, Webb stood up and said “that’s the b---- t... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - IN)

Charles A. Pickering v. State of Indiana

On January 11, 2017, Pickering met S.B., a sixty-three-year-old homeless
woman, at a shelter in South Bend, and he invited her to come with him to an
apartment where he was staying. Pickering and S.B. drank some beer and
vodka, and then Pickering started to undress. S.B. told Pickering that she did
not want to have sex with him, but he grabbed her hair and forced her to
... More...
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