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Steven Morales v. United States of America District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal is one of many tort cases against the government in which we consider the government’s waiver of sovereign immunity. Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (the “FTCA”), the court has no jurisdiction over claims “based upon the exercise or performance or the failure to exercise or perform a discretionary function or duty on the part of a federal agency or an employee of the Government . . .... More...   $0 (07-19-2018 - AZ)

Calvin Fletcher, Sr. v. Joseph Tomlinson Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Police Department (SLPD) Officers Nicholas Martorano and John
Moton appeal from the district court’s judgment, 1 entered upon a jury verdict, finding
that they used excessive force in their apprehension and arrest of Calvin Fletcher and
awarding damages to Fletcher totaling $600,000. They raise three issues on appeal:
(1) the district court erred in allowing Fletcher to r... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - MO)

Rigoberto Mendez Carrillo v. The State of Texas

On the night of May 30, 2014, a married couple were driving home after attending church
and dining at a restaurant when a white truck driven by appellant sped up from behind their car
and struck them on the passenger side, sending the couple’s car up onto the median. Appellant did
not stop, but continued to speed down the street. The couple began to drive their damaged car
ho... More...
   $0 (07-17-2018 - TX)

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...
   $0 (07-16-2018 - OH)

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)

LORENZO A. MARTINEZ vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Lorenzo Martinez appeals his judgment and sentences for: count one, driving with a suspended license and causing death; count two, DUI manslaughter; and count three, failure to remain at the scene of a crash involving death. We agree with Mr. Martinez that his convictions for counts one and two violate Florida's "single
homicide rule." See McCullough v. State, 230 So. 3d 586, 589 (Fla. 2d D... More...
   $0 (07-14-2018 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO v. SCOTT A. STEIN

On April 28, 2016, Stein, Brett Eley (“Eley”), and Krista Ashley
(“Ashley”) went to the home of Jason Davidson (“Davidson”) to retrieve some
property that had been stolen from Stein by Davidson and Eley. When they arrived,
Eley and Ashley went to speak with Davidson, leaving Stein in the car. Eley spoke
with Davidson while Ashley spoke with the owner of the home, Mike Volger... More...
   $0 (07-08-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. GREG EVANS

At trial, Ebony Brown testified that in September 2016, she had been in a
relationship with Evans for about a year. Although they had lived together in the past,
they were not then living together. Evans would come over to her apartment and leave
when she went to work. At that time, Brown was working third shift, from 11:00 p.m. to
9:30 a.m., at a group home that provided ca... More...
   $0 (07-08-2018 - OH)

Brian L. Paquette v. State of Indiana

On the evening of February 2, 2016, Indiana Police State Trooper James Manning (“Trooper Manning”) was parked on the northbound shoulder of I-69, near Petersburg, Indiana. A motorist pulled over and informed Trooper Manning that he observed a blue Chevy Tahoe driving northbound on the southbound lanes of the interstate. Trooper Manning activated his patrol vehicle’s emergency signals—the lights ... More...   $0 (07-08-2018 - IN)

Matthew Edmonds v. State of Indiana

On the morning of June 8, 2015, Matthew Edmonds entered a Walmart in Beech Grove, Indiana. Edmonds was observed stuffing a variety of food and clothing items into old plastic bags. He then walked past the point of sale without paying for those items. The store’s asset protection manager, Timothy Dunlop, called 911 and told dispatchers about the theft. He also informed them that Edmonds had got... More...   $0 (07-08-2018 - IN)

Tiffanie Brooke Anderson v. The State of Texas

On the evening of April 25, 2013, Morey Schrader was the front seat passenger in a vehicle
driven by his wife in Plano, Collin County, Texas. Mr. Schrader’s daughter was a passenger in the
backseat. While the Schraders were stopped at a red light, appellant rear-ended their vehicle. None
of the Schraders were injured, but their vehicle was totaled. Mr. Schrader and appellant got out... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Lee Harold Cromwell

After a fireworks show on July 4, 2015, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the defendant reversed his truck through a crowded parking lot, killing one victim and injuring eight others. An Anderson County Grand Jury indicted the defendant for seventeen crimes, including one count each of vehicular homicide, criminally negligent homicide, reckless homicide, reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, and dri... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - TN)

State of Wisconsin v. Kyle Lee Monahan

Monahan was involved in a single-vehicle crash that
took place on August 20, 2011, in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. As a
result of this crash, Monahan was seriously injured and his
girlfriend, R.C., who was also in the vehicle, was killed. The
State subsequently charged Monahan with three counts of criminal
conduct: (1) homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle
contr... More...
   $0 (07-04-2018 - WI)

State of Wisconsin v. Kyle Lee Monahan SUPREME COURT OF WISCONSIN

Monahan was involved in a single-vehicle crash that took place on August 20, 2011, in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. As a result of this crash, Monahan was seriously injured and his girlfriend, R.C., who was also in the vehicle, was killed. The State subsequently charged Monahan with three counts of criminal conduct: (1) homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle contrary to Wis. Stat. § 940.... More...   $0 (07-04-2018 - WI)

Muhammad Tanvir, et al. v. FN Tanzin, et al. Southern District of New York - New York, New York

7 Plaintiffs‐Appellants Muhammad Tanvir, Jameel Algibah, and Naveed
8 Shinwari (“Plaintiffs”) appeal from a February 17, 2016 final judgment of the
9 United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Abrams, J.),
10 dismissing their complaint against senior federal law enforcement officials and
11 25 named and unnamed federal law enforcement officers. As rel... More...
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United States of America v. Coleman Tuton Western District of Arkansas Federal Courthouse - Texarkana, Arkansis/Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Coleman Tuton conditionally pleaded guilty to possession with intent to
distribute cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). Tuton appeals the district
court’s denial of his motion to suppress eight pounds of 1 cocaine seized from his
1The Honorable Susan O. Hickey, United States District Judge for the Western
District of Arkansas.
luggage during an extended traffic stop o... More...
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Carlos G. Bertonatti vs. The State of Florida

At approximately 8:00 a.m., Bertonatti veered his vehicle into the bicycle
lane on Bearcut Bridge; struck and killed a bicyclist, Christophe Lecanne; failed to
stop or attempt to render aid to Mr. Lecanne; and subsequently fled from the police
when they pursued and tried to stop him with lights and sirens activated. The
evidence revealed that the impact to the bicycle and to ... More...
   $0 (06-21-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Randall Charles Tucker, a/k/a "Bitcoin Baron"

Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Man Sentenced to Prison for Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Against Emergency Communications System and Other Municipal Websites

An Arizona man was sentenced on June 18, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona, for directing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at the computer networks of the City of Madison, Wisconsin.

Randall Charles Tucker, aka “Bitcoin Ba... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - AZ)

STATE OF OHIO v. SCOTT A. STEIN

On November 9, 2016, Chief of Police Glass of the Village of Botkins
received a phone call from an officer at the Wapakoneta Police Department
regarding a woman named Megan Donnelly, for whom there was an active warrant
for theft, and requested his assistance in obtaining her. Chief Glass was informed
that Donnelly was en route to a local motel, driving a white Ford Expeditio... More...
   $0 (06-19-2018 - OH)

CAROLYN LAWSON v. SIMMONS SPORTING GOODS, INC.

We first briefly reiterate the facts of this case as discussed in Lawson I. This lawsuit
stems from a premises-liability suit. Lawson is a resident of Ashley County, Arkansas.
Simmons operates a retail sporting-goods store located in Bastrop, Louisiana. This is the
corporation’s only store, and it has never operated a store in Arkansas. It is a Louisiana
corporation with its pr... More...
   $0 (06-18-2018 - AR)

Esther Hill White v. Life Insurance Company of North America Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Esther White, the beneficiary of David White’s life-insurance policy, appeals a summary judgment granted in favor of the insurer and plan administrator, Life Insurance Company of North America (“LINA”), on her claim for benefits. LINA had denied benefits on the ground that David’s death was caused in part by intoxication or drug abuse. Finding that LINA abused its discretion in denying benefits, w... More...   $0 (06-15-2018 - LA)

Adrian Camacho v. Target Corporation

Plaintiff Adrian Camacho appeals from a judgment entered after the trial court
granted summary judgment in favor of defendant Target Corporation (Target) on
Camacho's causes of action for discrimination based on sexual orientation, harassment
causing a hostile work environment, failure to prevent harassment and discrimination,
retaliation, constructive termination in violation of ... More...
   $0 (06-11-2018 - CA)

Timothy Rush v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

This case arises out of an August 8, 2017 investigation by the Kokomo police
department into a possible hit-and-run car crash. Officers arrested Rush, and
the following day the State charged him with Count 1 operating a motor vehicle
after forfeiture of license for life, a Level 5 felony;1 Count 2 possession of a
controlled substance, a Level 6 felony;2 Count 3 false informing... More...
   $0 (06-09-2018 - IN)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ROBERT CHRISTOPHER CARROLL Iowa Court of Appeals

On the evening of September 16, 2016, Sarah and Cory Nibbelink were
driving through Sioux Center with their two young children when a loud motorcycle
drew their attention. The motorcycle “jumped a curb” on the left side of the road
and passed them on the driver’s side in a residential area. Once the motorcycle
pulled in front of the Nibbelinks, it was “kind of swerving into t... More...
   $0 (06-08-2018 - IA)

GAYNELWYN SONNIER V. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT Consolidated With MARILYN CLARK V. STATE OF LOUISIANA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, ET AL. Consolidated With ELWOOD SONNIER V. THE UNOPENED SUCCESSION OF LACY N. JOHNSON, ET AL.

This case involves a tragic accident on Louisiana Highway 10 in
Allen Parish near Oakdale. Two young women in their early twenties were killed
when their vehicle failed to navigate a curve in the road, traveled across the
opposing lane and its shoulder, and hit a tree stump in the ditch opposite their lane
of travel. The driver of the vehicle was Lacy Johnson. Her passenger ... More...
   $0 (06-07-2018 - LA)

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