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Tommy Dowdy and Sharon Morris-Dowdy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

In 2014, Appellant Tommy Dowdy suffered a serious
injury to his left leg as the result of an automobile accident.
His leg was eventually amputated below the knee. Mr.
Dowdy and his wife, Sharon Morris-Dowdy, sought
accidental dismemberment benefits under an employee
welfare benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Appellee
... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Michael Easley; Stephania Session v. City of Riverside; Sergio Diaz; Silvio Macias Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Riverside, California

On December 22, 2011, Michael Easley (“Easley”) was shot three times by Officer Silvio Macias (“Macias”) following a traffic stop. Based on his resulting injuries, which include permanent physical disability and paralysis, Easley filed this action alleging that Macias violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 through the use of excessive force. The district court sua sponte ordered an evidentiary hearing regardin... More...   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

Robert Trebelhorn v. Prime Wimbledon SPE, LLC and Prime Administration, LLC

Portland, OR - Robert Trebelhorn sued Prime Wimbledon SPE, LLC and Prime Administration, LLC on breach of contract and negligence theories claiming that he was injured and damaged as a direct result of falling through a concrete walkway up to his groin at Wimbledon Square apartments in Portland.

Plaintiff produced evidence that the Defendants know of the condition that caused his injury b... More...
   $20300000 (05-19-2018 - )

Shelly Albert v. Truck Insurance Exchange

Good fences make good neighbors. Unless they obstruct an
easement.
Shelly Albert’s neighbor, Henri Baccouche, sued her for
“abatement of private nuisance,” alleging Albert had erected and
refused to remove a fence that partially blocked the only road
leading to Baccouche’s undeveloped property. Albert tendered
Baccouche’s complaint to her homeowners and umbrella insurers,More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. NORMAN WADSWORTH

Norman Wadsworth suffered from schizophrenia for decades and received
no treatment. He had a contentious relationship with the manager at his apartment
complex, Darlene Crook, who he believed was part of a government conspiracy to
kill him. Eventually, Wadsworth was evicted from his apartment. After being
homeless for several months, Wadsworth tried to take a bus to a motel.... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - IA)

JAMES EDWARD CRIPPEN V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

A Crawford County jury convicted James Edward Crippen of trafficking
methamphetamine, possessing drug paraphernalia, and fleeing. He was sentenced by the
circuit court to twenty-five years’ imprisonment, five years’ imprisonment and a $5,000 fine,
and six years’ imprisonment, respectively, to run consecutively, for a total of thirty-six years.
In this no-merit appeal, Crippen’... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - AR)

STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS KEVIN M. PARNELL, JR. FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL STATE OF LOUISIANA

On March 27, 2017, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant and five co-defendants with multiple offenses.
Defendant was charged with armed robbery with a firearm in violation of La. R.S.
14:64.3(A) (count one); aggravated second degree battery with a dangerous
weapon, by intentionally inflicting serious bodily injury in violation o... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - LA)

United States of America v. Zachery Lee Ziegler Federal Courthouse - Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, SD - Fort Thompson Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

A Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter was sentenced on May 14, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Zachery Lee Ziegler, age 32, was sentenced to 20 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victim... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - SD)

Michael Benaroya v. Bruce Willis

Benaroya Pictures (Benaroya) contracted with Westside
Corporation (Westside) to pay the well-known actor Bruce Willis, the
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president of Westside, to perform in a movie to be produced by
Benaroya. After a dispute arose regarding Willis’ payment, Willis and
Westside (collectively respondents) commenced arbitration proceedings
against Benaroya, pursuant to the arbitration c... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - CA)

Angie E. Romero v. United States of America Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Ft. Pierce, FL - Angie E. Romero sued the United States of America on a Federal Tort Claims Act personal injury auto negligence.... More...   $0 (05-17-2018 - FL)

Angie E. Romero v. United States of America Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Helping People Find You On The Internet 888-354-4529

Ft. Pierce, FL Angie E. Romero sued the United States of America on a Federal Tort Claim Act personal injury auto negligence theory.... More...   $0 (05-17-2018 - FL)

Leon Howell Couvillion v. The State of Texas Texas Court of Appeals, Ninth District

Deputy Magdalena Strong of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
testified that in March 2016, she responded to a 9-1-1 call at the home of Couvillion
and C.G. According to Strong, C.G. called 9-1-1 and reported that Couvillion had
pushed C.G. on the chest, and Strong observed red marks on C.G.’s neck. Strong
testified that C.G. was highly upset and initially resisted giving ... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - TX)

Cameron William Barela v. The State of Texas

In October 2014, Barela, a licensed peace officer in the State of Texas, went
to Z Auto Place in Katy to purchase a car for $15,000. Jorge Ibarra was the sales
manager of Z Auto Place that worked with Barela. At the time Barela attempted to
buy the car, Ibarra understood that Barela worked for the City of Onalaska Police
Department as well as worked other part-time jobs, to whi... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - TX)

Rodney Sanchez Lopez v. The State of Texas Texas Eighth District Court of Appeals

Lopez was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin (four grams or more, but
less than 200 grams).1 A jury found him guilty and Lopez was sentenced to fifteen years’
imprisonment. Lopez appeals his conviction based on the trial court’s denial of his (1) motion for
continuance of the trial, and (2) motion to suppress.
The Stop
On July 19, 2013, Trooper John Da... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - TX)

Edward Tobey v. Brenda Chibucos and Mary Stanton Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

One man’s extradition is another
man’s “kidnapping.” Edward Tobey, the plaintiff here, has
three state-court convictions (one in Illinois and two in Florida)
for possession of child pornography. Tobey also has a penchant
for resisting the conditions of probation placed upon him
2 Nos. 16-3927 & 16-4037
by courts and by his probation officer. In 2013, his tussles with
th... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Ruslans Bondars Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Richmond, VA - Cyber-Criminal Residing in Latvia Convicted for Role in Operation of Counter Antivirus Service “Scan4you”
Criminal Service Helped Hackers Evade Defenses of U.S. Businesses

A federal jury on May 16, 2018 convicted a Latvian “non-citizen,” meaning a citizen of the former USSR who had been residing in Riga, Latvia, of three counts related to his operation of “Scan4you,” a... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - VA)

Charles E. Yeager v. Peter Holt

Defendants Peter Holt, Holt Law Firm, and Bethany Holt (collectively Holt,
except as noted) appeal from an order denying their special motion to strike (also known
as an anti-SLAPP--Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation--motion).1
Peter Holt
and his law firm briefly represented Charles E. and Victoria Yeager (collectively Yeager,
except as noted) and successfully sued... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - CA)

Allan McDowell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

At trial, the State offered appellant’s written and signed plea of true and stipulation of
evidence to the allegations in the State’s motion to proceed to an adjudication of guilt on the first
robbery as well as appellant’s written and signed judicial confession and stipulation of evidence
to the second robbery allegation. The State asked the trial court to take judicial notice of ... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Dennis James Blackwell v. The State of Texas Fifth Court of Appeals - Texas Courts

After episodes of marital discord, appellant’s wife (Wife) took their children and moved in
with complainant, her cousin. On October 25, 2016, appellant went to complainant’s apartment
to see the children and try to get Wife back. Appellant pushed his way inside, and Wife noticed a
gun in his hand. When complainant threatened to call 9-1-1, appellant shot complainant in the
... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

Benjamin Poehlmann v. The State of Texas

On December 25, 2014, San Antonio police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call, reporting a
shooting in progress at a home where Poehlmann, his girlfriend Roxann Sanchez, and his sister
Christina lived. Poehlmann and Roxann lived in an addition to the house, which was located next
to the kitchen of the main house and could only be accessed from the kitchen. The addition was
comp... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TX)

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)

Ronald Mika v. Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Chicago, IL - Ronald Mika sued Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. on a personal injury negligence theory.... More...   $0 (05-15-2018 - IL)

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)

Brian Thomas Spinks v. The State of Texas

Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department (“BCSD”) Deputy B. Harper, the
complainant, testified that while he was on patrol on April 9, 2016, he was
dispatched to investigate a “suspicious person” walking around a construction site
adjacent to the volunteer fire department and the surrounding neighborhood on
Demi-John Island in Brazoria County, Texas. When Harper arrived at the sce... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - TX)

DOMINO’S PIZZA, LLC. v. YVONNE WIEDERHOLD, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. WIEDERHOLD

In January 2011, Richard Wiederhold swerved into the median to avoid a vehicle
that had pulled out in front of him. His vehicle drifted through the median and back across
the roadway, flipped over once or twice, and came to rest in a ditch. The collision
immediately rendered him a quadriplegic. The other vehicle was driven by Jeffrey Kidd,
who was delivering pizza for Domino... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - FL)

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