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Gonzalez v. Union Pacific RR. Co.

At the railroad crossing in Schuyler, there are two sets of tracks, one for eastbound trains and one for westbound
trains. On the date of the accident, an eastbound train was on the south track and a westbound train was on the north track. They passed each other just east of the railroad crossing. At approximately 1 p.m., Efrain proceeded to cross from the south set of railroad tracks after t... More...
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Miramar Petroleum, Inc. v. Cimarron Engineering, LLC

This lawsuit concerns damages related to a “blow out” at an oil and gas well known
as Sartwelle #1, which is owned by Miramar and located in Jackson County, Texas.1 On
August 6, 2013, Miramar filed its first amended original petition naming Cimarron as a
defendant. Miramar did not attach a certificate of merit to its amended petition.
Cimarron filed its first motion to dismi... More...
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State Of New Mexico v. Vargas

Defendant Michael Vargas, Sr. appeals his convictions on each of twenty-four
4 counts of intentional child abuse by torture, contrary to NMSA 1978, Section 30-6
5 1(D)(2) (2009). Defendant raises numerous issues on appeal, including (1) violations
6 of his rights to due process and to be free from double jeopardy, (2) the insufficiency
7 of the evidence to support his convictions, ... More...
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People Of Illinois v. Sanders

Petitioner was charged with the April 1992 murder and aggravated kidnapping of Jonas Cooks. Also charged were Gary Bingham, Aaron May, and Donald Barfield. Separate trials were held, resulting in guilty verdicts. The witnesses described the three men by their nicknames. Bingham was referred to as Pork Chop, May as Little Red, and petitioner as Big Red. ¶ 4 At petitioner’s trial, the pathologist ... More...   $0 (01-22-2016 - IL)

People Of Illinois v. Chambers

On April 19, 2007, Markham police officer Tony DeBois filed a complaint for a search warrant for the house at 15227 Parkside in Markham, Illinois, and for any safe or lockbox within the residence. In support of the warrant application, DeBois and a confidential informant identified as “John Doe” signed the complaint and swore to the truth of its contents in the presence of the judge. In the compl... More...   $0 (01-22-2016 - IL)

United States of America v. Wade Lawrence

Dallas, TX - Dallas Securities Broker Sentenced to 36 Months in Federal Prison on Securities Fraud Conviction

Defendant Defrauded Individuals with Whom He Had Longstanding Business and Personal Relationships

Wade Lawrence, 43, of Dallas, a securities broker, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Barbara M. G. Lynn to 36 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in Septem... More...
   $0 (01-22-2016 - TX)


Adam Dahl’s ex-girlfriend accused him of entering her home and assaulting her. She further complained that he entered her vehicle and took several items from the vehicle. The State charged Dahl with firstdegree burglary, third-degree burglary, and domestic abuse. See Iowa Code § 708.2A(1), .2A(3)(b) (2013); id. §§ 713.1, .3(1)(c), .6A(2). The district court appointed private counsel to represe... More...   $0 (01-22-2016 - IA)


We recite the facts in the light most favorable to the State. State v. Neiderbach, 837 N.W.2d 180, 187 (Iowa 2013). On the night of August 24–25, 2013, a crowd of twenty to forty teenagers was gathered at an empty lot next to the Des Moines River in downtown Des Moines. They were drinking, dancing, and listening to music. About ten to fifteen cars were present. Some in the crowd were dancing ... More...   $0 (01-22-2016 - IA)

United States of America v. Bridgette Jackson

Los Angeles, CA - Riverside Woman Convicted of Stealing the Identities of Residents of Medical Facility in Long Beach

A Riverside woman has been convicted on federal identity theft charges for possessing the identities of more than 50 patients of a residential medical facility in Long Beach formerly known as the Hillcrest Care Center.

Bridgette Jackson, 45, was convicted by a jur... More...
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People Of Illinois v. Wright

On August 5, 2011, at approximately 9 p.m., the Centralia police department
received a 911 call from the Caddy Shack bar informing police a masked man carrying a
sawed-off shotgun came into the bar and robbed the establishment. There was
surveillance tape of the crime. On August 6, 2011, an identical crime was committed at
the Centralia Huck's Convenience Store. There was al... More...
   $0 (01-21-2016 - IL)

United States of America v. Julius Lawson

Around 3:30 p.m. on December 19, 2012, two men entered through the first set of glass doors into the foyer of the  Diplomat Post Office in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The men put  masks over their faces and then walked through the second  set of glass doors into the lobby of the post office. Postal worker Catherine Weigold spotted the men entering the lobby. She then ran into the back office, locked the ... More...   $0 (01-21-2016 - IN)

United States of America v. David McQueen

In 2006, McQueen used a home equity loan acquired from the purchase of a rental home
to personally invest in Maximum Return Trading (MRT).1 Jim Clements, the owner of MRT,
represented to McQueen that Clements was earning returns of forty to fifty percent per month
from currency trading. Clements told McQueen that he would receive a twenty-percent return,
but it would eventual... More...
   $0 (01-21-2016 - MI)

In the Matter of the Estate of Carlson

¶1 At issue in this cause is whether the estate of a deceased grantor of mortgaged properties conveyed by transfer-on-death deed is liable for the underlying debt, when the grantor's will contained express instructions for the payment of all debts secured by mortgages. We determine that it is.


¶2 Carol Jean Carlson (Decedent) learned she was te... More...
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Vernell Jeffers, Jr. v. Dollar General Corporation and Theresa Ann Beall

Tulsa, OK - Vernell Jeffers, Jr. sued Dollar General Corporation and Theresa Ann Beall on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming:

1. Plaintiff is a resident of both the State of Oklahoma and the County of Tulsa, and, the actions complained of took place in the City of Tulsa and the County of Tulsa, State of Oklahoma. Thatthis Court has both jurisdiction and venue.... More...
   $1 (01-20-2016 - OK)

Nebraska v. Parker

The Omaha Tribe settled in the Missouri River valley more than 500 years ago. Over the course of several centuries, the Tribe established villages in northeastern Nebraska, farmed the land, and hunted deer and bison across the plains. But the Tribe increasingly found itself threatened by westward expansion, warfare with other tribes, and disease. Following the United States’ acquisition of it... More...   $0 (01-20-2016 - DC)


Carol Jean Carlson (Decedent) learned she was terminally ill in 2011, and retained an attorney to assist her in planning the disposition of her estate (Estate). On August 24, 2011, Decedent executed three transfer-on-death deeds (TODDs) pursuant to the Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act (NTPA), 58 O.S. 2011 §§ 1251-1258 for real property she owned, as well as a Last Will and Testament. One o... More...   $0 (01-20-2016 - OK)

State v. Ferri

Eugene Ferri (Defendant) was convicted of killing Gilles Delisle, Helga Delisle,
5 and Peter Weith, aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon, unlawful taking of a
6 motor vehicle, and two counts of tampering with evidence. Defendant was sentenced
7 to three terms of life imprisonment for the three convictions of first-degree murder;
8 nine years for aggravated burglary, which was ... More...
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Lionel Andre v. Willow Creek I Neighborhood Association, Inc., Bud Proffitt, et al.

Tulsa, OK - Lionel Andre v. Willow Creek I Neighborhood Association, Inc., Bud Proffitt, et al. on breach of fiduciary duty theories claiming:


1. Plaintiff Lionel Andre is a resident of Tulsa County, Oklahoma.

2. Defendant Willow Creek I Neighborhood Association, Inc. is an Oklap_ fha noj,rofit
corporation with its principal place o... More...
   $0 (01-19-2016 - OK)

United States of America v. Michael Barnett

New York, NY - Ulster County Real Estate Developer Pleads Guilty To Conspiring To Receive A Kickback And To Defraud Construction Lender

Michael Barnett, a real estate developer, pled guilty to conspiring to defraud lenders and make false statements to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) in connection with his development of Vineyard Commons, a luxury residential c... More...
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Estate of Catherine Dawn Skidmore v. Consumers Energy Company

A live power line on the ground is far more hazardous than a live power line in the air. In this wrongful death action, plaintiff Ralph Skidmore, Jr., individually and as the personal representative of the estate of Catherine Dawn Skidmore (collectively, the estate), appeals of right the trial court’s order granting summary disposition in favor of defendant, Consumers Energy Company (Consumers), ... More...   $0 (01-19-2016 - MI)

Arthur v. Commissioner of Correction

Upon a grant of certification to appeal, the petitioner, Johnnie Arthur, appeals from the judgment of the habeas court denying his amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus. On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court’s decision should be reversed because that court erred by not concluding that the petitioner’s trial counsel, Attorney Lawrence Hopkins, rendered ineffective assistanc... More...   $0 (01-19-2016 - CT)

United States of America v. Steven Wessel a/k/a "Wes Wessels"

New York, NY - Investment Adviser Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court

Steven Wessel, a/k/a “Wes Wessels,” was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to 55 months in prison for securities fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft. WESSEL engaged in a scheme to defraud two investors and unlawfully use the identity of another person in furtherance of that scheme to defraud. WESSEL pl... More...
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Josh Finkelman v. National Football League

Many of us have felt the disappointment of wanting to attend a concert or athletic event only to discover that the event has sold out. When an artist or sports team is especially popular, the gap between the supply of tickets and the demand for those tickets can be enormous. Some people will be able to attend such an event; others will not.
The Super Bowl is perhaps the ultimate example ... More...
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This case affords a fascinating window into the world of private hedge funds, more particularly those operated to invest in non-equity instruments, and even more particularly, one fund, RRF, established by Ms. Nancy Zimmerman to capitalize on opportunities created by Russia’s 1998 default on its sovereign debt. The court heard from nine fact witnesses and five experts who made up an interesting a... More...   $0 (01-17-2016 - )

State of Tennessee v. Lloyd Arlan Jones

On November 5, 2012, a Williamson County grand jury indicted the Defendant for domestic assault by causing bodily injury to G.K., a thirteen-year-old child (“the victim”), with whom he lived. The case proceeded to a trial by jury in January 2015. At the Defendant‟s trial, Corporal Michael Deloach of the Williamson County Sheriff‟s Office testified that, on August 8, 2012, he responde... More...   $0 (01-16-2016 - TN)

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