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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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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)

State of Tennessee v. Millard Ellis Spurgeon

The Sevier County Grand Jury charged the defendant and David Way via presentment with one count each of burglary, theft of property valued at $1,000 or more, vandalism of property valued at $1,000 or more, and possession of burglary tools for his role in the August 19, 2012 break-in at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School.
At the December 16, 2015 joint trial, Gatlinburg-Pittman High School principa... 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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Debbie Williams, et al. v. Affinion Group, LLC, et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

The post‐transaction marketing employed by Trilegiant and its e‐merchant
partners functions as follows. Online merchants such as Buy.com, Inc. and
Priceline.com, Inc. enter into an arrangement with Trilegiant to permit the
advertisement of membership club programs to their customers. In the course
of completing a transaction, a link, banner, or webpage appears on theMore...
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Mark Burns v. Daniel P. Martuscello, Jr., et al. Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

12 Plaintiff‐Appellant Mark Burns appeals from a February 10, 2015 decision
13 and order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
14 York (Kahn, J.), adopting the report‐recommendation of the magistrate judge
15 (Hummel, M.J.) in its entirety, and granting summary judgment to defendants.
16 Burns brought several Section 1983 claims, alleging ... More...
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Bryan Blue v. California Office of the Inspector General

This appeal challenges the trial court’s partial denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed

1 Undesignated statutory references are to the Code of Civil Procedure. SLAPP is
an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”
2
at causes of action arising out of the manner in which... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. Robert Lee Tucker

On July 28, 2016, Robert Lee Tucker stole merchandise totaling $305.10
from the Walmart store in Perrysburg, Ohio. He pushed a shopping cart filled with this
merchandise to the front of the store and presented the store greeter with a phony receipt.
When she questioned him about items that did not appear on the receipt, he ran the cart
out the doors and across the parking lot... More...
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STATE OF IDAHO v. PHILLIP R. SMALLEY Sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult

Smalley was employed at an assisted living facility and worked alone as the overnight caregiver. The victim, F.B., was a 102-year-old patient at the facility who had arthritis, wore
hearing aids, and spoke with a low voice. Her hands were deformed from the arthritis, she could only eat with a large-handled spoon, and she had difficulty swallowing. F.B. could not walk, sit up, stand, dress ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. COUNTY OF MARICOPA, Arizona and PAUL PENZONE,* in his official capacity as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona

The United States brought this action to halt racially discriminatory policing policies instituted by Joseph Arpaio, the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Under Arpaio’s leadership, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) routinely targeted Latino drivers and passengers for pretextual traffic stops aimed at detecting violations of federal immigration law. Based on that and other un... More...   $0 (05-13-2018 - AZ)

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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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...
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DANNY SNAPP v. UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION and BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY

Snapp worked for BNSF from 1971 through 1999. He rose through the ranks, becoming a Division Trainmaster in 1986. Due to tiredness and low energy, he went to a doctor in 1994. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea and had surgeries in 1996 and 1998 in unsuccessful attempts to correct his condition. In 1999, BNSF received a report from Snapp’s physician. Snapp’s supervisor told Snapp he did not bel... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - WA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JAMES MONROE COX

In 2013 and 2015, while serving a state prison sentence in Virginia, Cox wrote and
mailed three graphic, disturbing letters. In the letters, Cox threatened to rape and kill
judges and prosecutors in the Southern District of Texas, a judge in the Western District
of Missouri, and judges in the Eastern District of Virginia. The government charged Cox
with three violations of 18... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MANUEL TIRADO United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

The defendant, Manuel
Tirado, pleaded guilty and stands convicted of drug offenses, 21
U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C), 846, and failure to appear
for arraignment, 18 U.S.C. § 3146(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)(i). He
appeals from the judgments of conviction on Sixth Amendment
grounds, contending that his counsel suffered from a conflict of
interest arising from violation of... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ALEXANDER JEAN HILL

The State initially charged Hill with one count of burglary of a vehicle, contrary to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5807(a)(3), a severity level 9 nonperson felony, stemming from events on April 5, 2017. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the State effectively substituted an amended charge against Hill of one count of theft of property worth less than $1,500, contrary to K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5801(a)(1), a class... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

TIMOTHY J. HART v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

The KDOR suspended Hart's driver's license for having refused to submit to testing following his arrest for driving under the influence. Hart appealed the suspension to the district court.

At the district court hearing, Trooper Cole McGee of the Kansas Highway Patrol testified he stopped Hart after he failed to stop before exiting a private driveway and later failed to use a turn sign... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS GLENN CONDER

Travis Conder and Shanda Britton were married on July 18, 2015, in Wamego, Kansas. They celebrated with their friends and family at the reception until about midnight. Attendees drank alcohol socially at the reception, as did Conder, Shanda, Tyrel Britton (Conder's brother-in-law), and Rose Britton (Conder's mother-in-law).

The family headed back to the home of Shanda's parents, where ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. LESLIE D. PRUITT

On the evening of March 6, 2015, David Simonton drove a semitrailer truck to a local Sam's Club to make a delivery. His cousin, Craig Wolfe, accompanied him on the delivery. Upon detaching the trailer, the two men planned "[t]o find a club [and] get some weed" that evening. Simonton drove the cab to a nearby Walmart and purchased a small quantity of marijuana from some individuals. Simonton then e... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

In re Adoption of T.M.M.H. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

T.M.M.H., who was born on November 5, 2006, was a few months old when his father died in 2007. When T.M.M.H. was young, Mother and Grandmother agreed he would live for a period of time with Grandmother. We know little about this agreement. Whatever the initial arrangement may have been between Mother and Grandmother, at some point in 2008, Grandmother filed a petition in district court for grandpa... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

Treveia Shawna McCurdy v. The State of Texas

Appellant entered a chain store that sold home goods. Using cash, appellant
purchased a handbag for $179.99 and two rugs, each priced at $399.99. Appellant’s total purchase amounted to $1,060.82. Appellant left the store with the handbag, but left the two rugs sitting towards the front of the store. About ten minutes later, appellant came back to the store and returned the purse and the t... More...
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Tad Jeremy Costin v. The State of Texas Pearland man jailed after couple finds trove of child porn

For the reasons stated below, I concur with the majority’s opinion issued March 13, 2018, affirming the trial court’s judgment.

This court issued an order on March 8, 2018, for a supplemental clerk’s record containing appellant’s written motion to suppress to be filed in this court. On April 6, 2018, a supplemental clerk’s record was filed containing a sworn affidavit that the motion was... More...
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State of Alaska v. Mark Anthony De Simone Juneau Alaska Courthoure

Juneau, AK - The State of Alaska charged Mark Anthony De Simone with first-degree murder for killing Duilio Antonio "Tony" Rosales at a remote fishing cabin on a hunting and fishing trip in 2016.

It was not disputed by Desimone shot Rosales, but he claimed it was an accident.

Docket Entries:

05/16/2016 Initial Charging Document Initial Charging Document Filed
05/17/... More...
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Alysia Webb v. City of Riverside

Petitioner Alysia Webb1 (Webb) filed a verified petition for writ of mandate in
superior court alleging the City of Riverside (Riverside) violated Propositions 26 and 218
when it began transferring additional revenue from electric utility reserve fund accounts
into the general fund without approval by the electorate. Webb contends the court
improperly dismissed her case without lea... More...
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William Walley v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with two counts of aggravated sexual assault against K.C.1 The indictment alleged that Appellant intentionally and knowingly caused the penetration of (1) the sexual organ of K.C., a person who was then and there a disabled individual, by the defendant’s sexual organ, without the consent of K.C., and (2) the mouth of K.C., a person who was then and there a disabled indi... More...   $0 (05-11-2018 - TX)

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