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Deion Reed v. The State of Texas

On the night of May 15, 2012, the Longview Police Department (LPD) received reports
that shots had just been fired in the Signal Hill apartment complex parking lot. LPD officers
Dennis Phillips and Benny Cooks were dispatched to Signal Hill with instructions to be on the
lookout for an orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, which they soon spotted. While witnesses urged Phillips
to quick... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Michael Alan Sands v. The State of Texas

In March 2011, then six-year-old Anna made an outcry of sexual abuse against Michael
Alan Sands, her mother’s ex-boyfriend.1 As a result of Anna’s allegations, a Hunt County jury
found Sands guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child2 and one count of indecency
with a child by contact.3 After finding that he had previously been convicted of a felony offense,
... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Katherine Evans v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal concerns four consolidated
cases involving similar alleged violations of the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692e(8). Plaintiffs defaulted on credit cards, and defendant
Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”), an Illinois debt collection
agency, bought the accounts for collection. The Debtors
Legal Clinic (the “Clinic”) sent separate le... More...
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Christopher Roberts, et al. v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, et al. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis,
Congress created the Federal Housing Finance Agency
(the Agency) and authorized it to place into conservatorship
two critical government‐sponsored enterprises—the Federal
National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan
Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Fannie Mae and
2 No. 17‐1880
Freddie Mac. 12 U.S.... More...
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Willie Guillermo Torres v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that Manfred Thompson lived in the same house on North
Oxford street in San Angelo, Texas for over 35 years. He was retired and lived there with his wife
and dog. Thompson testified that on the morning of February 25, 2015, after his wife left for work,
he left his home at around 10:00 and returned approximately two hours later around lunchtime. He
explai... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GABRIEL RIVERO

On February 11, 2016, Gabriel Rivero was driving a pickup truck from the United States into Mexico at the
UNITED STATES V. RIVERO4 Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Arizona. When his truck passed a speed bump approximately 300 meters from the border, a spare tire fell from the back of his vehicle. Rivero attempted to load the tire back into the truck, but he eventually moved it to the side ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - AZ)

Marshall Garber v. Heriberto Menendez, M.D. Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Minors injured by medical malpractice in Ohio have one year to sue their doctors after they turn eighteen. When Marshall Garber sued Dr. Heriberto
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No. 17-3992 Garber v. Menendez Page 2
Menendez for malpractice in May 2017, one year had come and gone. But Ohio tolls the statute of limitations if the defendant leaves the State. The clock stopped when Dr. Menendez left Ohio for Florida ... More...
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Nancy Buccina; Scot A. Buccin v. Linda Ann Grimsby Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Toledo, Ohio

Linda Ann Grimsby invited her friend Nancy Buccina to take a
boat trip on Lake Erie. Toward the end of the voyage, the boat hit a wave, jarring the passengers
and injuring Nancy. Nancy and her husband Scot sued. A jury found that Grimsby was not
negligent. But the district court granted Nancy and Scot’s motion for a new trial on the ground
that the evidence did not support the verd... More...
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James Davis v. County of Fresno

James Davis was dismissed from his employment as a supervising
juvenile correctional officer based on findings of insubordination, discourteous treatment
of a subordinate, wrongfully assuming supervisorial duties over his wife despite several
admonitions to the contrary, exaggerating the hours he worked on multiple time cards,
and other misconduct. Davis’s administrative appeal of ... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JESSE C. LITVAK Ware restaurant owner accused of torching Rhode Island restaurant will testify on his own behalf

This case has a lengthy procedural history. In January 2013, the
15 government filed an indictment charging appellant with eleven counts of
16 securities fraud in violation of 15 U.S.C. §§ 78j(b), 78ff (Counts 1-11), one count of
17 fraud against the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) in violation of 18
4
1 U.S.C. § 1031 (Count 12), and four counts of making false stateme... More...
   $0 (05-05-2018 - )

Aenaudo Brothers, L.P v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board, United Farm Workers of America, Real Party in Interest

ORIGINAL PROCEEDING; petition for writ of review.
Charley M. Stoll, Rachelle O. Tejada and Anne W. Nilsen for Petitioners.
J. Antonio Barbosa, Paul M. Starkey and Todd M. Ratshin for Respondent.
Martinez Aguilasocho & Lynch and Mario G. Martinez for Real Party in Interest.
-ooOooThis
writ proceeding addresses decisions by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board
(Board) that ... More...
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Legacy Data Access, Inc. v. Cadrillion, LLC Western District of North Carolina Courthouse - Charlotte, North Carolina

In this diversity contract dispute, a jury awarded $256,500 for breach of contract and $1,499,999 for conversion. The jury rejected plaintiffs’ unfair and deceptive trade practices claim, and the district court granted judgment as a matter of law to defendants on the abuse of process claim. In a second trial solely on punitive damages, another jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages. In respon... More...   $0 (05-04-2018 - NC)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CODY FICKLEN

Defendant, Cody Ficklen, was one of fourteen defendants indicted on August
26, 2016, for one count of conspiracy to racketeer, a violation of La.R.S. 15:1353(D),
one count of racketeering, a violation of La.R.S. 15:1353(C), and one count of being
a member of a criminal street gang, a violation of La.R.S. 15:1403. Defendant filed
a Motion to Quash and a Motion for Bill of Parti... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - LA)

County Line Holdings, LLC v. Janice M. McClanahan

A cause of action survives one year after the death of a
debtor. But not a judgment lien. Judgment liens have longevity.
A judgment debtor dies. A contest over the priority of two
judgment liens ensues. Both liens were established prior to the
judgment debtor’s death. After the judgment debtor died,
plaintiff purchased one judgment lien at the execution sale of the
junior l... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - CA)

Brenda Charcalla v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals We Turn Your Successes Into Marketing Call Today! 888-354-4529

Erie, PA - Brenda Charcalla, Individually, and as Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF GARY CHARCALLA, and as Guardian of her minor sons, Brock Charcalla and Dalton Charcalla sued The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company on a personal injury wrongful death product liability theory.... More...   $0 (05-02-2018 - PA)

United States ex rel. Robert Kleinow and the State of New Jersey ex rel. Robert Kleinow and Robert Kleinow District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Burlington County, New Jersey, Construction Firm To Pay $1.5 Million To Resolve Joint State And Federal False Claims Action

NEWARK, N.J. – A Southampton, New Jersey, construction company will pay $1.5 million to resolve allegations that it committed multiple False Claims Act violations by contracting for public construction jobs despite paying its workers a lower hourly wage ... More...
   $1500000 (05-02-2018 - NJ)

Allana Darlene Spencer v. The State of Texas

The jury convicted Allana Darlene Spencer of the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm. She pleaded “true” to two enhancement paragraphs for felony convictions, and the jury assessed her punishment at confinement for forty years. The trial court sentenced her accordingly. We affirm. On appeal, Appellant argues that the evidence was legally insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt ... More...   $0 (05-02-2018 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WAYNE A.G. JAMES

In October of 2015, a grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging former Virgin Islands Senator Wayne James with two counts of wire fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1343,1 and one count of federal programs embezzlement under 18 U.S.C. § 666(a)(1)(A).2 These charges stemmed from

1 18 U.S.C. § 1343 provides in part:

“Whoever, hav... More...
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BLOK BUILDERS, LLC d/b/a IKON BUILDERS, a Florida limited liability company, Appella nt, v. PEDRO KATRYNIOK, MASTEC NORTH AMERICA, INC., a Florida corporation, and BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS, LLC, d/b/a AT&T FLORIDA

We deny Appellant’s Motion for Clarification, Rehearing and/or Rehearing En Banc, withdraw the previous opinion and substitute the following opinion in its place.

Blok Builders, LLC, appeals a final judgment determining that Blok owes Mastec North America, Inc., and BellSouth Telecommunications, LLC, contractual indemnity and a defense in a personal injury action, as well as awarding a... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - FL)

Christopher Sanchez vs. Miami-Dade County

Chief Judge Rothenberg correctly described the summary judgment
evidence.
On August 24, 2012, Eli Salgado purchased a Miami-Dade County Park Foundation membership for $149. This membership included a coupon book containing several promotional items, including two tickets to the zoo, a 50% discount coupon for golf, and a coupon for the use of a park shelter without payment of the requisite... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - FL)

State of Oklahoma v. Tonnako Anthony Carl Miller Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Tonnako Anthony Carl Miller, age 15, and others with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, FELONY MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 05/18/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
BRIDGERS, CHASE ALLEN Disposed: CONVICTION, 12/11/2017. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: ACCESSORY AFTER THE FACT(PCRG)<... More...
   $0 (05-01-2018 - OK)

Rae Weiler v. Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc.

Plaintiff Rae Weiler seeks a declaration and order from the superior court
that defendants Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc., et al., must
either (1) pay plaintiff’s share of the costs in the previously ordered arbitration, or (2)
waive their contractual right to arbitrate the underlying claims and allow them to be tried
in the superior court. We conclude, ba... More...
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Mary Day, et al. v. Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, L.P., GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Kansas City, KS - Mary Day, Lisa Garcia, Michelle Cumbertson, Jessie Wallace, Jonathan Picking, Marie Curtis, Mary Schmidt, Greg Archer, Brian Bentley, D'Lisa Browning, Mary Cole, Shata Cook, Jermome Everett, Jackie Garner, Yusef Harris, Kimberly Summers, Jeanette Wadholm-Williams, Debra Zumalt, Deborah Boomhower, Doris Cruz, Cedric Quintin-Tripp, Randall Stevens, Raymond Lopez, Jonathan Hal, Jona... More...   $0 (04-30-2018 - KS)

Naruto v. David John Slater Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

We must determine whether a monkey may sue humans,
corporations, and companies for damages and injunctive
relief arising from claims of copyright infringement. Our
court’s precedent requires us to conclude that the monkey’s
claim has standing under Article III of the United States
Constitution. Nonetheless, we conclude that this
monkey—and all animals, since they are not hu... More...
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GranCare, LLC v. D/b/a VAle Healthcare Center v. Ruth Thrower Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

Defendant-Appellant GranCare LLC (“GranCare”)
removed a diversity case to federal court, arguing that the
sole non-diverse defendant, nursing home administrator
Remy Rhodes, was fraudulently joined as a defendant in
order to defeat diversity and prevent removal. The district
court remanded the case and awarded costs and attorney’s
fees to Plaintiffs pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § ... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - ca)

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