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DAVID LAWRENCE SMITH v. STATE OF KANSAS

A jury convicted Smith of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14 years of age and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child over 14 years of age but less than 16 years of age. In his direct appeal, Smith alleged eight trial court errors, which included the district court's denial of his motion for a new trial. The Court of Appeals affirmed Smith's convictio... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

JANICE M. GILLETTE v. AMY HAYS THOMAS

Janice and Edward Gillette were married on July 4, 2009. Edward was a wellknown lawyer in the community and well liked. He previously dated several women including Thomas. The record reflects prior incidents where Thomas went to the Gillette home and the police were called. During the summer of 2014 or 2015, the Gillettes saw Thomas driving a black vehicle near their home on several occasions. More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Evan Greebel Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - New York Attorney Sentenced to 18 Months’ Imprisonment for Securities Fraud and Wire Fraud Conspiracies, and Ordered to Pay More Than $10 Million in Restitution
Evan Greebel Conspired with Martin Shkreli to Steal Millions of Dollars from a Biopharmaceutical Company and Conceal the Scheme

Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Evan Greebel, a former partner at the ... More...
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SONNY CHAVARRIA GONZALEZ v. STATE OF KANSAS

In 2010, Gonzalez pled guilty to first-degree felony murder and aggravated robbery. The district court sentenced Gonzalez to life in prison for the first-degree murder conviction and an additional 24 months' imprisonment for the aggravated robbery conviction. Gonzalez did not appeal.

Six years later, on June 23, 2016, Gonzalez filed a K.S.A. 60-1507 motion seeking to set aside his pleas... More...
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United States of America v. Paul R. Hansmeier District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota Attorney Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges In Connection With Multi-Million Dollar Pornography Film Copyright Fraud Scheme

PAUL R. HANSMEIER, 37, pled guilty to orchestrating a multi-million dollar fraud scheme to obtain payments from extortion victims to settle sham copyright infringement lawsuits by lying to state and federal courts throughout the country. HAN... More...
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United States of America v. Shelton Oliver, a/k/a Sinbad Northern District of Iowa Federal Courthouse - Cedar Rapids, Iowa Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Sioux City, IA - Jury Finds Three Time Convicted Felon Guilty of Heroin Conspiracy
Also guilty of distributing heroin on 4 separate occasions near parks and schools

A man who conspired to distribute heroin within protected locations was convicted by a jury on August 14, 2018, after a 3 ½-day trial in federal court in Sioux City.

Shelton Oliver, a/k/a Sinbad, 47, from Sioux Ci... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. URTIS ANTHONY THAXTON

On January 28, 2016, Brandy Blomgren reported to the police that someone had stolen her 1999 Ford Explorer from the driveway in front of her house. Blomgren saw her car drive down the street away from her house, but she did not see who was driving it. About two weeks later, on February 11, 2016, Kansas City Police Officer Michael Moulin was on patrol at night when he saw a Ford Explorer stopped on... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. THOMAS ALAN BOLITHO

Bolitho pled guilty and was convicted of three counts of aggravated violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Act in 2014. At sentencing, the State recommended a dispositional departure to probation. The district court sentenced Bolitho to a controlling sentence of 161 months' imprisonment and granted Bolitho 36 months of probation to Community Corrections.

In 2015, the State mov... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DARREN CURTIS HOWE Criminal sodomy and indecent liberties with a child

In December 2013, the State charged Howe with aggravated indecent liberties with a child and criminal sodomy after his 14-year-old niece, A.O., accused Howe of forcing her to perform fellatio, penetrating her with his fingers, and trying to have sex with her. The incident occurred in September 2013. The State later amended its information charging Howe with rape or, in the alternative, aggravated... More...   $0 (08-18-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MATTHEW A. STIEB

Stieb pled guilty to four criminal counts involving aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated indecent solicitation of a child. On November 20, 2014, he was sentenced to life in prison with a possibility of parole in 25 years.

On August 15, 2016, over a year and a half after he was sentenced, Stieb filed a pro se notice of appeal which stated that he "thought [his] attor... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. WENDELL E. TUMBERG

On May 28, 2015, Tumberg's girlfriend and her 9-year-old daughter, A.R., moved in with him. During the next 19 days, Tumberg sexually assaulted A.R. several times. After his girlfriend saw Tumberg and A.R. together in a bathtub, A.R. was taken to a hospital. A sexual assault examination revealed that A.R. had redness on her vaginal area.

When interviewed, A.R. described the incident in ... More...
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United States of America v. Roger Duane Goodwin Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Central Iowa Insurance Agent Convicted of Defrauding Clients

On August 9, 2018, following a four-day trial, a jury found Roger Duane Goodwin, age 59, of Windsor Heights, guilty of seven counts of mail fraud. The jury also determined Goodwin’s residence in Windsor Heights and two Harley Davidson motorcycles are subject to forfeiture

During trial, the government pr... More...
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Debbie Sheltra, et al. v. Nevada Division of Forestry

Reno, NV - Jury Finds Nevada Forestry Department Grossly Negligence

Debbie Sheltra sued the Nevada Division of Forestry and the University of Nevada on a governmental tort claim negligence theory claiming that her house was burned down in 2016 as a direct result of gross negligence.

The State apparently admitted some fault starting and managing a controlled burn that got out of c... More...
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John Huntz v. Bill Elder District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Denver, CO - John Huntz sued Bill Elder, as Sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado on a civil rights job discrimination theory claiming that the was retaliated against by the Sheriff after his wife reported that she was being sexually harassed by a commander in the Sheriff's office.

Date Filed # Docket Text
08/03/2018 100 REASSIGNING MAGISTRATE JUDGE. Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews, up... More...
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Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi Carol Reavis, individually and as next frient of Owen and Emily Reavis v. Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Benjamin Thomas Reavis and Kristi CArol Reavis, individually and as next friends of Owen Reavis, age 3, and Emily Reavis, age 5, sued Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyotya Motor Sales, U.S.C., Inc. on product liability theories claiming that the 2002 Lexus ES 300 sedan was defective and unreasonably dangerous and that the defect in the vehicle directly caused injuries to the children i... More...   $202000000 (08-18-2018 - TX)

Lisa Levingston v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

The attorneys for plaintiff Lisa Levingston, O.D., failed to file an opposition to a
motion for summary judgment. They had been substituted into the case after
Levingston’s former attorneys were disqualified and the opposition that the former
attorneys had filed was stricken. At the hearing on the motion, Levingston’s new counsel
claimed they had not known that they needed to file... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JONELL K. LLOYD

The facts supporting the conviction were set out in State v. Lloyd, 299 Kan. 620, 325 P.3d 1122 (2014):

"Chavira Brown was 17 months old when she was found dead in the attic of Lloyd's house. She was born to Jessica Jackson, who believed Lloyd was the child's father, so he occasionally watched Chavira. Lloyd lived with his girlfriend, Tameika Loudermilk, and their 8-month-old son. More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CHRISTOPHER J. SCHRADER

On April 28, 2015, the State charged Schrader with five counts, including involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence under K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 215405(a)(3). After entering into a plea agreement, Schrader pleaded no contest to the involuntary manslaughter charge, as well as to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
Schrader's presentence investigation report assigned hi... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. WILLIE FLEMING

The State charged Fleming with theft, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary after an investigation revealed evidence that he and others broke into a residence at night and took property. The noise they made while entering the residence startled Carrington Dean and Quintez Secka, who had been asleep in separate upstairs bedrooms.
Dean was a guest who was sleeping over that night, and Sec... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. LOARN EARL FITZGERALD II

K.L. and her daughter, C.C., lived in a small home with Fitzgerald and others for a few months in late 2012 and early 2013. A few months after K.L. and C.C. moved, K.L.'s friend asked C.C. about what to do if anyone touched her "bad spots." C.C. responded that she should tell her mother. K.L. then asked C.C. if anyone had touched or hurt her. At that point, C.C. said Fitzgerald had "been doing bad... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. IRWIN SHARPFISH

On August 8, 2015, Officer Garrett Loen, while on patrol in Rapid City, South Dakota, received a dispatch at 1:45 a.m. regarding a report of an intoxicated driver getting into a blue minivan. Officer Loen, who was in the immediate vicinity, responded to the report and observed a vehicle matching the description given driving through a strip mall parking lot. The minivan stopped at the Corner Pan... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - SD)

LARRY D. LINCOLN; BRAD C. MOSBRUCKER v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

On October 9, 2007, a BNSF tank car sprung a leak near where Appellants were working, exposing Appellants to 2-chlorobenzyl chloride. Following the tank car spill accident, Appellants attempted, for over two years, to negotiate a monetary settlement with BNSF as to the injuries they sustained from the accident. During that two-year period, Appellants continued to perform their duties as MOW wo... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FRANCISCO OCHOA-OREGEL

Francisco Ochoa-Oregel (Defendant) unlawfully entered the United States in 2016 and was convicted of unlawful reentry in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1326. Before his 2016 conviction for unlawful re-entry, Defendant had previously been ordered removed in 2008, based on a prior conviction for California domestic violence battery, Cal. Penal Code § 243(e)(1), in an in absentia proceeding. The governmen... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ADRIAN NATURE

After drinking three or four containers of beer, Nature got into his vehicle outside of the El Portal Community Center. He planned to drive fifteen miles along a curvy mountain road to his campsite in Yosemite National Park. Bystanders saw him stagger and stumble while heading to his vehicle. They tried to persuade him not to drive and even parked behind his vehicle. A National Park Service ranger... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

GRANT FRITSCH, an individual v. SWIFT TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OF ARIZONA, LLC

Because the issues in this appeal arise from a defendant’s removal of a case filed in state court to federal court, we begin with the relevant background principles for such a removal. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a), a defendant may remove certain actions filed in state court to a district court so long as a federal court has jurisdiction over the action, and certain procedural requirements are met. T... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

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