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United States of America v. Dawn Chapelle Cottman District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore County Tax Preparer Found Guilty Of Filing False Tax Returns And Identity Theft

On May 22, 2018, a federal jury has convicted Dawn Chapelle Cottman, age 45, of Owings Mills, Maryland of fourteen counts of filing false tax returns, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Cottman owned a tax preparation business called 40 AM Tax Service, which she operated from ... More...
   $0 (05-23-2018 - MD)

STATE OF FLORIDA vs. JASON DIRK WALTON / JASON DIRK WALTON vs. JULIE L. JONES, etc.

Walton was convicted and sentenced to death for the execution-style
murders of three individuals that occurred during the commission of a robbery and
burglary. Walton v. Dugger (Walton IV), 634 So. 2d 1059, 1060 (Fla. 1993).
On direct appeal, this Court affirmed the convictions but vacated the death sentences because the trial court failed to afford Walton an opportunity to confr... More...
   $0 (05-22-2018 - FL)

State of Tennessee v. Curtis Morris

On January 8, 2013, a Shelby County grand jury returned indictment No. 1300001, charging the defendant with first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child abuse, first-degree murder during the perpetration of aggravated child neglect, aggravated child abuse of a child eight years of age or less, and aggravated child neglect of a child eight years of age or less. The victim in the... More...   $0 (05-22-2018 - TN)

Center> John Doe v. Good Samaritan Hospital

Appellant alleges that he was sodomized by his roommate, K.W., while a patient
in the adolescent psychiatric unit of respondent Good Samaritan Hospital Southwest
(Hospital). He brought this action alleging that Hospital was negligent in placing K.W.
in a room together with appellant, and limiting its efforts to supervise these patients to
observation of each of them at 15-minute in... More...
   $0 (05-22-2018 - CA)

Derrick Bryant v. Kenneth Egan, Officer, Johns Slezak, Officer District of Connecticut Federal Courthouse - New Haven, Connecticut

On April 2, 2013, Derrick Bryant brought suit against, inter alia, Officers
Kenneth Egan and John Slezak of the Meriden Police Department, alleging that
they had used excessive force against him in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
After a trial was held and the jury returned a verdict in favor of the officers, Bryant
moved for a new trial under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59.... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - CT)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - GREGORY ALLEN CARROLL, a.k.a. GREGERY A. CARROLL

Appellant, Gregory Allen Carroll, a.k.a. Gregery A. Carroll, appeals from
the May 5, 2017 judgments of the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas,
sentencing him for robbery, theft from a person in a protected class, theft, and forgery
following a bench trial. On appeal, appellant raises issues involving ineffective
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assistance of counsel, admissibility of evidence, and ... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. DOUGLAS C. SHINE, JR.

Appellant Douglas C. Shine, Jr. (“appellant”) appeals from his convictions for
multiple counts of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, and other offenses in
connection with four shootings. Appellant assigns 21 errors for our review.1 Having reviewed
the record and pertinent law, we affirm the decision of the trial court. The apposite facts follow.
{¶2} Following a s... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - OH)

Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - ME)

Linda M. Marshall v. Bryan S. Marshall

Linda Marshall appeals from the judgment on reserved issues following the
dissolution of her marriage to Bryan S. Marshall.1
Linda challenges two specific aspects
of the family court’s division of marital property. She contends the court erred declaring
a 2006 capital gains tax liability to be a community debt, notwithstanding the fact she had
obtained an “innocent spouse” det... More...
   $0 (05-21-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. ANDREW MELMS

This matter is before the Court on the August 8, 2017 Notice of Appeal of
Andrew Melms. Melms appeals from the trial court’s July 28, 2017 Judgment Entry of
Conviction, following a no contest plea to one count of aggravated possession of drugs,
namely fentanyl, in violation of R.C. 2925.11(A), a felony of the fifth degree. His appeal
is specifically addressed to the trial co... More...
   $0 (05-20-2018 - OH)

State of Wisconsin v. Shaun M. Sanders

Sanders raises a single issue for our review: do
circuit courts possess statutory competency3 to proceed in
criminal matters when the adult defendant was charged for
conduct he committed before his tenth birthday?
¶3 We hold that circuit courts possess statutory
competency to proceed in criminal matters when the adult
defendant was charged for conduct he committed ... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - WI)

STATE OF IOWA vs. PETER KELLY LONG Iowa Judicial Building

In 2010, a jury found Long guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree. Based
on prior convictions, Long qualified for a sentencing enhancement under Iowa
Code section 902.14(1)(c) (2010). Long was convicted of a class “A” felony and
sentenced to life in prison.
In January 2012, the State, through the Iowa Department of Corrections,
filed a restitution plan stating Lo... More...
   $0 (05-19-2018 - IA)

Michael Easley; Stephania Session v. City of Riverside; Sergio Diaz; Silvio Macias Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Riverside, California

On December 22, 2011, Michael Easley (“Easley”) was shot three times by Officer Silvio Macias (“Macias”) following a traffic stop. Based on his resulting injuries, which include permanent physical disability and paralysis, Easley filed this action alleging that Macias violated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 through the use of excessive force. The district court sua sponte ordered an evidentiary hearing regardin... More...   $0 (05-19-2018 - CA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. NORMAN WADSWORTH

Norman Wadsworth suffered from schizophrenia for decades and received
no treatment. He had a contentious relationship with the manager at his apartment
complex, Darlene Crook, who he believed was part of a government conspiracy to
kill him. Eventually, Wadsworth was evicted from his apartment. After being
homeless for several months, Wadsworth tried to take a bus to a motel.... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - IA)

Leon Howell Couvillion v. The State of Texas Texas Court of Appeals, Ninth District

Deputy Magdalena Strong of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
testified that in March 2016, she responded to a 9-1-1 call at the home of Couvillion
and C.G. According to Strong, C.G. called 9-1-1 and reported that Couvillion had
pushed C.G. on the chest, and Strong observed red marks on C.G.’s neck. Strong
testified that C.G. was highly upset and initially resisted giving ... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - TX)

Edward Tobey v. Brenda Chibucos and Mary Stanton Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

One man’s extradition is another
man’s “kidnapping.” Edward Tobey, the plaintiff here, has
three state-court convictions (one in Illinois and two in Florida)
for possession of child pornography. Tobey also has a penchant
for resisting the conditions of probation placed upon him
2 Nos. 16-3927 & 16-4037
by courts and by his probation officer. In 2013, his tussles with
th... More...
   $0 (05-17-2018 - IL)

Matthew Gary Richardson v. United States of America Eastern District of Tennessee - Federal Courthouse - Knoxville, Tennessee

Petitioner Matthew Richardson appeals the district
court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion to set aside his sentence, challenging his
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No. 17-5517 Richardson v. United States Page 2
designation as an armed career criminal under 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), the Armed Career Criminal
Act (“ACCA”). We AFFIRM.
I. BACKGROUND
In 2012, after attempting to sell a sawed-off shotgu... More...
   $0 (05-16-2018 - TN)

ALVIN ARTEAGA vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Alvin Arteaga appeals from a final order denying his motion and amended motion for postconviction relief. Some of the claims in these motions were denied after an evidentiary hearing, while others were denied summarily. We affirm the denial of all
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but one claim without comment. We reverse the summary denial of a single claim for ineffective assistance of counsel based on trial cou... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - FL)

Larry Anthony Crosley vs State of Florida

The appellant, Larry Anthony Crosley, challenges the trial court’s denial of his Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.800(b)(2) motion challenging his sentence of life imprisonment based on the trial court’s finding that he qualified as a Prison Releasee Reoffender (PRR). The State has conceded error, and we find that the appellant’s conviction for burglary with assault or battery does not qualif... More...   $0 (05-14-2018 - FL)

Mark Burns v. Daniel P. Martuscello, Jr., et al. Northern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Syracuse, NY

12 Plaintiff‐Appellant Mark Burns appeals from a February 10, 2015 decision
13 and order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New
14 York (Kahn, J.), adopting the report‐recommendation of the magistrate judge
15 (Hummel, M.J.) in its entirety, and granting summary judgment to defendants.
16 Burns brought several Section 1983 claims, alleging ... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - NY)

STATE OF IDAHO v. PHILLIP R. SMALLEY Sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult

Smalley was employed at an assisted living facility and worked alone as the overnight caregiver. The victim, F.B., was a 102-year-old patient at the facility who had arthritis, wore
hearing aids, and spoke with a low voice. Her hands were deformed from the arthritis, she could only eat with a large-handled spoon, and she had difficulty swallowing. F.B. could not walk, sit up, stand, dress ... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - ID)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. COUNTY OF MARICOPA, Arizona and PAUL PENZONE,* in his official capacity as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona

The United States brought this action to halt racially discriminatory policing policies instituted by Joseph Arpaio, the former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Under Arpaio’s leadership, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) routinely targeted Latino drivers and passengers for pretextual traffic stops aimed at detecting violations of federal immigration law. Based on that and other un... More...   $0 (05-13-2018 - AZ)

Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

DANNY SNAPP v. UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION and BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY

Snapp worked for BNSF from 1971 through 1999. He rose through the ranks, becoming a Division Trainmaster in 1986. Due to tiredness and low energy, he went to a doctor in 1994. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea and had surgeries in 1996 and 1998 in unsuccessful attempts to correct his condition. In 1999, BNSF received a report from Snapp’s physician. Snapp’s supervisor told Snapp he did not bel... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - WA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS GLENN CONDER

Travis Conder and Shanda Britton were married on July 18, 2015, in Wamego, Kansas. They celebrated with their friends and family at the reception until about midnight. Attendees drank alcohol socially at the reception, as did Conder, Shanda, Tyrel Britton (Conder's brother-in-law), and Rose Britton (Conder's mother-in-law).

The family headed back to the home of Shanda's parents, where ... More...
   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

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