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Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

Monster Energy Company v. Bruce L. Schechter

When a settlement agreement provides that the “[p]laintiffs and their counsel
agree” to keep the terms of the agreement confidential, and when the plaintiffs’ counsel
signs the agreement under the words, “Approved as to form and content,” can the
plaintiffs’ counsel be liable to the defendant for breach of the confidentiality provision?
We answer this question, “No.”

FACT... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- DALTON G. SMITH

The following facts are adduced from the record of the bond revocation hearing on July 11, 2017 and the bench trial of August 3, 2017. {¶3} Appellant was age 87 at the time of these offenses. He met the victim, Jane Doe, when she volunteered at a church where he was the minister. The two have never had a romantic relationship and Doe does not want a romantic relationship with appellant. Doe... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. STEVEN H. MILLER, III

On February 27, 2017, an indictment was filed charging Miller with one count of felonious assault, a second degree felony, and one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. These charges were based on allegations that on February 21, 2017, Miller knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to another by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance. The felonious ass... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. WILLIS REESE

Defendant Willis Reese was charged with several offenses, including aggravated vehicular hijacking (720 ILCS 5/18-4(a)(3) (West 2006)), vehicular invasion (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1 (West 2006)), attempted armed robbery (720 ILCS 5/8-4, 18-2 (West 2006)), and escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6 (West 2006)). The public defender was appointed to represent defendant, but defendant subsequently informed the trial court... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. DENNIS L. BAILEY

In July 2004, defendant was charged with one count of residential burglary and one count of disarming a peace officer. The circuit court allowed defendant’s public defender to withdraw, and defendant proceeded pro se at his 2005 jury trial. Defendant was found guilty as charged and was sentenced to concurrent prison terms of 24 years on each of the two counts. On direct appeal, defendant’s sole cl... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

Tavis Ray Crittendon v. State of Indiana

In the early-morning hours of January 25, 2016, Acacia Frye called 911 when she found Crittendon, her live-in boyfriend, unresponsive with blue lips. Acacia “immediately recognize[d] it as a [h]eroin overdose” and started administering CPR. Tr. p. 36. [3] When Deputy Christopher Francis with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the Warsaw house, medics were working on Crit... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

United States of America v. Shawn Edmonds Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Former Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud Against His Former Employer

Shawn Edmonds, a 43-year old resident of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on August 9, 2018 before the Honorable Gerald J. Pappert to five counts of wire fraud and three counts of aggravated identify theft related to a scheme to defraud the Department of Veterans ... More...
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Thomas E. St. Pierre v. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc. District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

In this appeal following the District Court’s dismissal of Appellant Thomas E. St. Pierre’s class action complaint, we consider a matter of first impression among the Courts of Appeals: whether unpaid highway tolls constitute the type of “debt” that could support a consumer claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Because we conclude they do not, we will affirm.
I. Background1
A... More...
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Protect Niles v. City of Freemont, Doug Rich, Real Party in Interest and Appellants

The City of Fremont (City) approved a residential and retail development (Project)
in its Niles historical district over considerable neighborhood opposition. The City
adopted a mitigated negative declaration after finding the Project as mitigated would have
no significant adverse environmental impact. Protect Niles1 petitioned for a writ of
mandamus ordering the City to overturn t... More...
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Garrell "Gary" McCutcheon Jr., and Melissa K. McCutcheon v. Pavco Trucking Co. Inc., and Titan Transfer, Inc.

Pavco Trucking Company, Inc. (“Pavco”), operated a trucking company in
Clarksville, Indiana. Pavco employed the McCutcheons to haul freight by
truck. Pavco terminated the McCutcheons’ employment on February 14, 2014.
[3] On March 1, 2014, Titan and Pavco executed the Purchase Agreement which
enumerated a number of Pavco’s assets that would be transferred to Titan in
exch... More...
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State of Minnesota vs. Daniel Joseph Decker

In the summer of 2014, 14-year-old M.J. babysat for a couple that she met through
her sister. During that same summer, Decker moved into the couple’s home, and he and
M.J. became friends on Facebook. At the time, Decker was 34 years old, and was aware
of M.J.’s age.
On September 8, 2014, Decker sent M.J. a video via Facebook Messenger at 12:51
a.m. The video showed o... More...
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United States of America v. Katrina Jones District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Goffstown Woman Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Katrina Jones, 39, formerly of Goffstown, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 200 months in federal prison for drug trafficking offenses.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Jones and Dustin Moss led a drug distribution network in New Hampshire. Toget... More...
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Jan C. Torres-Pagan v. Commissioners, Social Security Administration (Nancy A. Berryhill) District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In this Social Security
benefits opinion, Jan Torres-Pagán ("Torres-Pagán") appeals from
the District Court's order upholding an administrative law judge's
("ALJ") conclusion that, although he had previously been eligible
for Supplemental Security Income ("SSI") benefits as a child, he
was ineligible for the same as an adult. Because we believe the
record before the ALJ was... More...
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Property California SCJLW One Corporation v. Kris Leamy

Defendants Robin and Kris Leamy appeal from a final judgment entered in favor
of plaintiff Property California SCJLW One Corporation. The judgment was entered
based on an order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment regarding a
settlement agreement (Agreement) involving attorney fees that contained a standard
general release. Defendants contend summary judgment was improp... More...
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Robyn Dale Murphy, Jr., aka Robin Dale Murphy, Jr. v. Exeter Finance Corp.

On or about June 26, 2014, Murphy entered into a written Retail Sales Contract, Simple Finance Charge Agreement with Excel Pre-Owned Super Center to purchase a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. Excel assigned the contract to Exeter. Murphy paid $17,330.00 for the truck, making a $1,000.00 down payment with the remaining principal amount of $16,330.00 to be financed at an equivalent rate of 20.6%, r... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from appellant’s gun. The fight... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

John Nathan Cavaness v. The State of Texas

On May 20, 2016, eighty-seven-year-old Emmajo Wallace was turning left into a post
office when she was hit by Cavaness’s vehicle. It is undisputed that this vehicle was traveling at
approximately seventy miles per hour prior to its driver braking in an attempt to avoid the collision.
Wallace’s vehicle spun into the parking lot of the post office and was ultimately totaled due to the... More...
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United States of America v. Erick Powell and Ahmad McCormick Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Owners/Operators of a job-staffing company sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud

Eric Powell and Ahmad McCormick, former owners and operators of National Vocation Group, who lured hundreds of job-seekers into paying for needless pre-employment certification training have been sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud.

“Powell and McCormick used their job-staf... More...
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United States of America v. Andre Hendricks Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Georgia

Columbus, GA - Taylor County Convicted Felon Sentenced For Narcotics And Gun Charges Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

Andre Hendricks, aged 39, of Woodland, Georgia, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon before Chief United States District Judge Clay D. Land in Columbus.

At h... More...
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United States of America v. Kenneth R. McLemore, Justin G. Reimche and Alex A. Mena United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola, FL - Three Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Marijuana Conspiracy and Firearm Offenses

Kenneth R. McLemore, 29, of Destin, Justin G. Reimche, 39, of Lorain, Ohio, and Alex A. Mena, 30, of Stockton, California, were sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to drug and firearm offenses. On June 7, McLemore was sentenced to 106 months in prison. On July 30, Mena was s... More...
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Michael Colaco v. Cavotec SA

Michael Colaco, and April Barry appeal from the judgment entered against them in this action
arising from Inet’s sale of its assets to respondents Cavotec SA and Cavotec Inet US, Inc.
(collectively Cavotec). Colaco was Inet’s sole shareholder and its chief executive officer
and Barry was Inet’s director of administration. After the transaction, Colaco became
Cavotec Inet US, Inc.’s... More...
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United States of America v. W. Joseph Astarita District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

06/20/2017 1 Sealed Indictment as to W. Joseph Astarita (1) count(s) 1-3, False Statement 4-5, Obstruction of Justice (schm) Modified on 6/28/2017 (schm). Unsealed by Order #8 (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 2 Indictment Unredacted Version Filed Under Seal as to Defendant W. Joseph Astarita. (schm) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 3 Defendant Information Relative to a Criminal Case She... More...
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Roger Saldana v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

In May 2015, Saldana was stopped by Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jason Sanchez for driving on an improved shoulder of the road. According to Trooper Sanchez, this stop was the third time he had encountered Saldana during a traffic stop. During the two prior stops, Saldana was the passenger and the drivers were arrested; one for possession of cocaine, and the other for possession o... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

Andrew Karimi v. The State of Texas

Officer A. Morrison of the Austin Police Department was the only witness to
testify at the trial court’s hearing on Karimi’s motion to suppress. After the parties
submitted supplemental briefing, the trial court denied Karimi’s motion. Karimi
entered a negotiated plea of no contest for driving while intoxicated (DWI). The
court sentenced him to six days’ confinement and suspend... More...
   $0 (08-10-2018 - TX)

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