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L.G. v. M.B.

Defendant M.B. appeals from the trial court’s denial of her
motion to dismiss under the “anti-SLAPP” statute (Code Civ.
Proc., § 425.16).1 Plaintiff and respondent L.G. is the former
nanny for M.B. and M.B.’s ex-husband, S.B.2 Respondent filed
this action against Appellant for defamation, invasion of privacy,
and intentional infliction of emotional distress based upon
state... More...
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Melvin Linn Knox v. The State of Texas

This case began in 1973 with the murder of Donald Rodgers in Knox’s
home.2 At the time of the murder, Donald was fourteen years old and Knox was
fifteen years old. Although the State filed a petition against Knox for Donald’s
murder in 1973, it was dismissed for insufficient evidence and the case went
cold.
In 2015, Jeff Rodgers, Jr., Donald’s older brother, contacted... More...
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Ex parte Jesse Andrew Lopez

After appellant’s arrest on March 4, 2017, a Fort Bend County Grand Jury
issued a true bill of indictment, accusing appellant of committing the felony offenses
of aggravated sexual assault1 and burglary of a habitation.2 The trial court set
appellant’s bond at $50,000.00. On June 20, 2017, appellant filed an application for
a writ of habeas corpus, asserting that his confinem... More...
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Vastie Shakira Coleman v. The State of Texas

Coleman beat her four-year-old son to death with an electric cord. She
pleaded guilty to the charge of serious bodily injury to a child.
The trial court held a sentencing hearing, at which the State introduced
Coleman’s pre-sentence investigation (PSI) report. The PSI report recounts the
following.
Around 6:00 p.m. on July 15, 2012, emergency medical services were
dis... More...
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In the Matter of the Marriage of MARSHA WELLS and MIKE WELLS

Marsha and Mike had been married for over 40 years when Marsha filed for divorce. This appeal concerns the division of property between Marsha and Mike.

Before the marriage Mike worked for Panhandle Eastern and purchased an unknown amount of Panhandle Eastern stock. Mike stopped buying Panhandle Eastern stock shortly after marrying Marsha. The Panhandle Eastern stock is currently known ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS MONTEZ JOHNSON

On the evening of February 20, 2016, Jaron Sanders invited Dominique Shugart and her cousin, Shavontee Heally, over to his house. When the women arrived, approximately 12 other guests were already there, including Travis Johnson and Terrance Harvell. Sanders was flirtatious and friendly with Heally. Shugart invited another friend, Regina Stuart, to the party, and she arrived when she got off work.... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRIAN ADAM NAMBO

On the night of August 10, 2016, INTRUST Bank Security Officer Daniel Baird was viewing a monitor displaying pictures from security cameras located at various bank branches. In doing so, Baird observed a white man in a white shirt and blue jeans knocking over trashcans near the bank located at Water Street and Douglas Avenue in Wichita. Baird then watched as the man jumped into a fountain on the b... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Monica Morgan Glass Office Floor Mats

Detroit, MI - Wife of Former UAW Vice President Sentenced to Prison for Criminal Tax Fraud

The wife of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release and a fine of $25,000 on July 13, 2018 based on her conviction for felony tax fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider.

Joining in the announceme... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. NICHOLAS WAYNE FAGLIE

On January 25, 2016, Kristopher Schultz was at Charlie's Place, a bar in Emporia, Kansas. Schultz' friend, Christopher Walburn, was drinking with him in the bar. Faglie also went to Charlie's Place that night with his friend, Dustin Dingman. During the evening, the four men—Schultz, Walburn, Faglie, and Dingman—were drinking shots and other alcoholic beverages at the bar. The bartender noticed som... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KEITH A. GLOVER Aggravated indecent liberties with a child

E.G.W., the victim, was 14 years old when she met 20-year-old Glover through a mutual friend. The two spoke frequently through Facebook. In at least one of those conversations, E.G.W. and Glover talked about sex. Sometime between May and June 2015, Glover and E.G.W. agreed to meet a couple blocks from Glover's home. That same day, E.G.W. and Glover went inside Glover's home and engaged in sexual i... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ALTON SILVERSON

Silverson was charged with several crimes resulting from an incident that occurred at the Kunkle residence, where Rita and David lived with their adult daughter, Ruth. The events were recounted by the Kunkle family at trial.

As Rita and Ruth were returning home from the grocery store on the evening of December 2, 2015, they saw a car pull into a driveway across the street. Rita went in... More...
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Angela Johnson Musa v. Dr. Carrie Miles and Dr. Joseph Elia Multnomah County Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

This appeal involves a dispute over attorney fees in an action on an automobile insurance policy. Plaintiff sued defendant for personal injury protection (PIP) and uninsured motorist (UM) benefits under his automobile insurance policy with defendant after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured driver. The only issues remaining in the case after court-annexed arbitration and ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - OR)

United States of America v. Edward I. Campbell Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, OH - Reynoldsburg Man Sentenced for Defrauding 44 Clients out of More Than $1.4 million

Defendant pretended to be former Navy SEAL

Edward I. Campbell, 41, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court on July 10, 2018 to 60 months in prison for charges related to a $1.4 million investment fraud scheme that defrauded at least 44 individuals.

Benjam... More...
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Teresa Barry v. James P. O'Grady Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Teresa Barry, a judicial administrative assistant, sued three judges and two employees of the Franklin County Municipal
Court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming retaliation in violation of the Free Speech Clause of the
First Amendment and gender discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the
Fourteenth Amendment. The defendants moved for summary judgment, and the distr... More...
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IN RE: ESTATE OF JERRY WEST, Deceased, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Estate of
Jerry West, a Vietnam veteran, dispute whether certain benefits owed to West at the time of his
death should be paid to the Estate. The district court remanded that dispute to Kentucky probate
court, but the government contends the dispute can be litigated only pursuant to the procedure set
forth in the Veterans’ Judicial Review ... More...
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Larry Littlejohn v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Plaintiff Larry Littlejohn appeals from a ruling sustaining a demurrer to his third
amended complaint (complaint) without leave to amend. Littlejohn sought to sue Costco
Wholesale Corporation and Costco Wholesale Membership, Inc. (Costco), the California
Board of Equalization (Board) and Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (Abbott) to recover amounts
he paid in sales tax reimbursement on pur... More...
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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Jill Meadows v. Kimberly K. Reynolds, ex rel State of Iowa and Iowa Board of Medicine SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

In this appeal, we must decide if the constitutional right of women to choose to terminate a pregnancy is unreasonably restricted by a statute that prohibits the exercise of the right for a period of seventy-two hours after going to a doctor. In making this decision, we recognize the continuing debate in society over abortion and acknowledge the right of government to reasonably regulate the const... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - IA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSE JIMENEZ

On June 3, 2015, Jose Jimenez was arrested in unlawful possession of a 2 bullet retrieved from his person following an attempted undercover firearms 3 purchase. Jimenez had agreed to drive Oscar Sanchez to the parking lot of a fast 4 food restaurant in the Bronx on June 3, 2015 in exchange for $40. Sanchez had 5 arranged to sell 20 handguns to a person who was, in fact, an undercover 6 detect... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -v-ALVAUN THOMPSON, AKA LP, AKA Legit Pimp, AKA AT

Because Thompson appeals from a judgment of conviction entered after a jury  trial, we “draw the facts from the evidence presented at trial, viewed in the light most  favorable to the government.” United States v. Allen, 864 F.3d 63, 69 n.8 (2d Cir. 2017)  (internal quotation marks omitted).  Thompson began his relationship with the two minor female victims of concern  here—identified as M1 and M2... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - )

JOSEPH S. HAJDUSEK v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Marine Corps recruit from NH sues U.S. for injury he says was caused by sergeant who made him exercise 'excessively'

When reviewing a dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(1), we "construe the [c]omplaint liberally and treat all well-pleaded facts as true, according the plaintiff the benefit of all reasonable inferences." Murphy v. United States, 45 F.3d 520, 522 (1st Cir. 1995). In addition to the pleadings, Hajdusek submitted certain additional ma... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NH)

HAYAT SINDI v. SAMIA EL-MOSLIMANY and ANN EL-MOSLIMANY United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit

This case implicates a plethora
of issues arising in the shadow of the First Amendment. Most
notably, it requires us to address the power of a court to impose
a prior restraint in the form of a permanent injunction forbidding
the publication of words — words that the court believes have been
used to defame the plaintiff in the past and are likely to be
repeated. The... More...
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Jerry Lynn Lofton a/k/a Gerry Lynn Lofton a/k/a Gerry Lofton a/k/a Jerry Loftin a/k/a Jerry Lofton v. State of Mississippi

Edroy James Ballard Jr. was shot and killed on June 3, 2014, in Horn Lake, Mississippi. A DeSoto County grand jury charged Lofton with Ballard’s murder. Lofton was deemed indigent, and Adam Emerson was appointed to represent him. Several months later, Emerson filed a motion to reconsider Lofton’s indigent status. Emerson informed the trial court that Lofton had refused to meet with him and wi... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - FL)

DELANO ALFONCA JONES v. STATE OF FLORIDA Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal

Delano Alfonca Jones appeals the trial court’s order denying his motion to return
property seized by the police at the time of his arrest. The State concedes error except
as to the single firearm discharged by Jones resulting in the charges against him... More...
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Ricky Griffitts vs. Old Republic Insurance Company, BNSF Railway Company, and James M. Campbell Missouri Supreme Court - Jefferson City, Missouri

Appellant Ricky Lee Griffitts (“Griffitts”) was rear-ended by James Campbell (“Campbell”), an employee of BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”), in Springfield, Missouri. Campbell was driving a BNSF company vehicle and was intoxicated at the time of the collision. Numerous lawsuits ensued, including the instant equitable garnishment action that Griffitts filed against BNSF and its insurer, Old Republic (c... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - MO)

Laur B. v. Wade B. Third Judicial District Courthosue - Anchorage, Alaska

A father requested primary physical custody of his daughter, modifying the previous shared custody arrangement. The mother opposed the change, arguing there had not been a substantial change in circumstances. The superior court ordered a limited custody investigation to resolve a factual dispute related to the change in circumstances, promising a second hearing on the daughter’s best interests. Bu... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - AK)

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