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State of Tennessee v. Calvin Watkins Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

Dionne Lee testified that the victim, Larry Wilkins, Jr., was her fiancé, and they lived at the Sycamore Lake Apartments in March 2014. They both worked for FedEx. On March 9, 2014, Ms. Lee and the victim both went to work from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Ms. Lee took a nap when she got home from work, and when she awoke, the victim was asleep on the couch. Ms. Lee lay back down and awoke again a... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Anthony J. Harris Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

The Knox County Grand Jury indicted Defendant, along with his co-defendant, Michael Olebe, with first degree premeditated murder on November 3, 2009,1 for his role in the July 4, 2008 death of William Wheeler, Jr. The State filed a motion to amend the indictment on February 18, 2011. Subsequently, the Knox County Grand Jury filed a superseding indictment on February 22, 2011, that charged Defend... More...   $0 (12-08-2017 - TN)

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DALE ALBERT GRECA Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On May 6, 2015, the victim, Stanley Foust, was employed by the City of LaFollette within the Public Works Department and was tasked with mowing the rightof-way along Central and Jacksboro Pike. That day, the victim was working alone, driving a city owned, white Jeep Cherokee, and towing a trailer with a zero turn mower on it.
At some point during his work day, the victim stopped at the West... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - TN)

State of Wisconsin v. John L. Lomax Sauk County Courthouse - Baraboo, Wisconsin

Baraboo, WI - Jury Convicts Man of Multiple Counts of Child Porn

The State of Wisconsin charged John L. Lomax, age 55, with 40 counts of possession of child pornography. The State claimed that he knowingly possessed images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a computer in his West Baraboo home.

Defendant denied that he knew that the images were on the computer a... More...
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Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. v. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Jury Awards Publisher $585,000 In Damages On Copyright Claim

Energy Intelligence Group, Inc. sued Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors on a copy right violation theory claiming that the Defendant wrongfully copied its energy newsletters. It claimed that Defendant shared five subscriptions of "Oil Daily" with others in the investment firm who did not have subscriptions. Thirty-nin... More...
   $585000 (12-08-2017 - TX)

Optional Capital , Inc. v. Akin Gump Straus, Hauer and Feld, LLP

Optional Capital, Inc. (Optional or Plaintiff) sued
various entities and individuals, including DAS Corporation
(DAS) and its counsel—Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld
LLP (Akin) and Parker Shumaker Mills LLP, David Parker
and William Mills (collectively, Parker) (collectively with
Akin, Defendants)—for conversion and fraudulent transfer.
Plaintiff sought to recover from Defend... More...
   $0 (12-08-2017 - CA)

Elena Matushkina and Svetlana Son v. Kristen M. Nielsen Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Plaintiffs Elena Matushkina and
her daughter Svetlana Son filed this suit against federal officials
after a U.S. Consulate denied Matushkina’s immigrant
visa application in 2015. The well-established doctrine of consular
nonreviewability makes it impossible, or nearly so, for
plaintiffs to challenge the visa denial. Plaintiffs insist that
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their suit does n... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - IL)

Epona, LLC v. County of Ventura Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Epona, LLC and Michael Fowler (collectively, Appellants) appeal the district court’s order dismissing Appellants’ First Amendment and Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons (RLUIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000cc et seq., claims, and denying as moot Appellants’ motion for a preliminary injunction. Appellants challenge the County of Ventura’s (the County) permitting scheme, which requires
4 EPON... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - CA)


We first rehearse the background of the case dividing
our account into four movements.
Norwegian Wood
The Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) is an invasive pest
that arrived in the United States from Asia, concealed in wooden
shipping crates and pallets. According to the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA), the ALB has the grim potential
t... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - MA)

Dennis Meadows v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals >

The relevant facts as discussed in Meadows’s direct appeal follow:
Jeremy Hubble (“Hubble”) attended a classmate’s party at Raccoon Lake in Parke County. After attending the party, Hubble told his uncle, Meadows, that there was a golf cart at the house where the party was held. In the early morning hours of February 8, 2006, Meadows drove Hubble out to the house where the party had taken pl... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - IN)

Department of Forestry and Fire Protection v. Eunice E. Howell

A wildfire started in Plumas County on September 3, 2007, and burned
approximately 65,000 acres over the course of multiple weeks. This fire, dubbed the
“Moonlight Fire,” was at the center of several actions filed by plaintiffs Department of
Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), Grange Insurance Association, and multiple
1 in 2009 and 2010 against defendants Eunic... More...
   $0 (12-07-2017 - CA)

United States of America v. Thomas Charles Bardrick Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - Fort Smith, Arkansas Man Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property

Thomas Charles Bardrick, age 21, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was sentenced to 3 years probation for Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2314 and 2.

The Indictment alleged that on or about April 15,... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - OK)

Michael Ayeh v. State of Indiana

In 2016, Ayeh and Vida Odai (Odai) had been divorced for about five years.
From the marriage, the parties had three children—aged seventeen, thirteen,
and eleven respectively. All three children lived at Odai’s house, and Odai’s
name was on the house’s mortgage. Ayeh resided in a shelter. On October 13,
2016, the parties’ thirteen-year-old daughter got injured and was taken... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - IN)

STATE OF IOWA vs. JEMERIAL LOVE Iowa Court of Appeals

emerial Love appeals from her conviction by written guilty plea for theft in
the third degree, in violation of Iowa Code sections 714.1 and .2(3) (2016). Love
was alleged to have stolen items not exceeding $500 in value. Thus, to establish
Love committed third-degree theft under section 714.2(3),1 the State was
required to show Love had “before been twice convicted of theft.”... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DARRYL B. SHEARS Iowa Court of Appeals

In this appeal of a restitution order, we are asked to resolve whether it is
foreseeable that police officers would end a high-speed chase of the van driven by
Darryl Shears by hitting his van with their police vehicles. Because we find such
actions foreseeable, we affirm the restitution order.
On February 11, 2016, the City of Davenport filed a restitution claim for More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. MATTHEW SHAWN VICTOR BRIDGES Three arrested in armed robbery

In November 2015, Bridges was forced to leave his father’s home in Eldora
because a no-contact order prohibited him from interacting with his brother, who
also lived there. When Bridges moved out both his girlfriend, T.H., then seventeen
years old, and his friend, G.C., then sixteen years old, left with him. The three
checked into the AmericInn in Iowa Falls. After a couple ... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - IA)


When describing an insurer's subrogation claim, we say that the subrogated insurer "steps into the shoes of the plaintiff."1 Here, the original plaintiff, Tori Ukpaka, brought a timely lawsuit against the Defendant/Appellee, Nicholas Payne, for injuries arising out of an automobile accident that happened in 2012. Ukpaka then voluntarily dismissed that lawsuit in 2015--after the statute of limitat... More...   $0 (12-06-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. David Donadeo Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Former Broadview Heights man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for defrauding Cuyahoga Heights School District out of $2.6 million

A former Broadview Heights man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the Cuyahoga Heights School District out of millions of dollars, law enforcement officials said.

David Donadeo, 43, (f... More...
   $2600000 (12-06-2017 - OH)

United States of America v. George E. Compton, Jr. Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, MI - Psychologist George E. Compton Jr. Of Sturgis Sentenced For Health Care Fraud -
Compton Billed Insurers for Numerous Counseling Sessions that he did not Provide

George E. Compton, Jr., 63, of Sturgis, Michigan, was sentenced to 28 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Andrew Birge announced today. Compton previously pled guilty to executing a health care fraud scheme fr... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - MI)

United States of America v. Konrads Voits Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, MI - Ann Arbor Man Pleads Guilty to Computer Intrusion Case

An Ann Arbor man pleaded guilty on December 1, 2017 to devising and executing a plan to access and cause damage to the Washtenaw County government computer system.

Joining Lemisch in the announcement was David P. Gelios, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Washten... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - MI)

United States of America v. Darryl Jackson Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Guns have the potential to make a bad
situation worse. In light of that reality, the United States Sentencing Guidelines (“U.S.S.G.” or
“Guidelines”) prescribe harsher penalties for defendants who have “used or possessed any
No. 16-2415 United States v. Jackson Page 2
firearm or ammunition in connection with another felony offense.” U.S.S.G. § 2K2.1(b)(6)(B).
This case pr... More...
   $0 (12-06-2017 - MI)

Amanda Rose Horton, a/k/a Amanda Rose Newton v. Layne Dee George and Circle V. Specialized Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano 219 South Cheyenne

Tulsa, OK - Amanda Rose Horton, a/k/a Amanda Rose Newton sued Layne Dee George and Circle V. Specialized on negligence theories.

Filed Date: 10/21/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: CIRCLE V SPECIALIZED INC Disposed: DISMISSED - SETTLED, 12/05/2017. Dismissed- Settled
Def... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - OK)

Trey Sims v. Kenneth E. Labowitz and Claiborne Richardson United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

In 2014, David E. Abbott, a detective with the Manassas City Police Department
in Virginia, investigated allegations that 17-year-old Trey Sims used his cellular
telephone to send sexually explicit photographs and video recordings of himself to his
15-year-old girlfriend. During the course of the investigation, Abbott obtained a search
warrant authorizing photographs of Sims’ naked... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - VA)

Edwn Alexander Romero Zambrano v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Edwin Romero Zambrano appeals the decision of the Board of Immigration
Appeals (the “BIA”) to affirm an Immigration Judge’s (“IJ”) decision to deny his
application for asylum. Romero Zambrano claims that the BIA applied the wrong legal
standard in assessing his asylum eligibility and the wrong standard of review when
evaluating the IJ’s decision. As explained below, we agree that t... More...
   $0 (12-05-2017 - VA)

Joseph R. Elliott v. Board of School Trustees of Madison Consolidate Schools and State of Indiana Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

The Contract Clause of the United States Constitution prohibits States from passing laws “impairing the Obligation of Contracts.” Art. I, § 10, cl. 1. The prohibition is not absolute, but it imposes substantial limits on laws that would undermine existing contractual rights. In 2012, an Indiana law took effect amending the State’s teacher tenure law to cut back on the rights of tenured teachers in... More...   $0 (12-05-2017 - IN)

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