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L.G. v. M.B.

Defendant M.B. appeals from the trial court’s denial of her
motion to dismiss under the “anti-SLAPP” statute (Code Civ.
Proc., § 425.16).1 Plaintiff and respondent L.G. is the former
nanny for M.B. and M.B.’s ex-husband, S.B.2 Respondent filed
this action against Appellant for defamation, invasion of privacy,
and intentional infliction of emotional distress based upon
state... More...
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Johnny Joe Hernandez v. The State of Texas

In August of 2015, Officer Manuel Delgado-Eberhardt received a call that the
driver of a Jeep with flat tires appeared to be intoxicated. Upon locating the described Jeep,
Officer Delgado-Eberhardt identified the driver of the Jeep as appellant Johnny Joe Hernandez.
Officer Delgado-Eberhardt noticed that Hernandez was displaying signs of intoxication. Hernandez
refused to take st... More...
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Dustin Lee Waters v. The State of Texas

On April 23, 2016, Alexis Ortiz and Bianca went out for drinks at a bar in Fort Worth. While there, Bianca received texts from Anna Ramos containing nude photographs of Bianca’s ex-boyfriend, Joseph David Rodriguez (nicknamed “Loke”), and Anna. Angered, Bianca decided to drive to Loke’s house on Selene Street to “beat [Anna] up.” Alexis and Bianca left the bar around 1:00 a.m., and Alexis d... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - TX)

Joe Angel Lopez v. The State of Texas

On April 23, 2016, Alexis Ortiz and Bianca went out for drinks at a bar in
Fort Worth. While there, Bianca received texts from Anna Ramos containing
nude photographs of Bianca’s ex-boyfriend, Joseph David Rodriguez (nicknamed
“Loke”), and Anna. Angered, Bianca decided to drive to Loke’s house on Selene
Street to “beat [Anna] up.”
Alexis and Bianca left the bar around 1:0... More...
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Melvin Linn Knox v. The State of Texas

This case began in 1973 with the murder of Donald Rodgers in Knox’s
home.2 At the time of the murder, Donald was fourteen years old and Knox was
fifteen years old. Although the State filed a petition against Knox for Donald’s
murder in 1973, it was dismissed for insufficient evidence and the case went
cold.
In 2015, Jeff Rodgers, Jr., Donald’s older brother, contacted... More...
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Pervis Lee Andrews Jr. v. The State of Texas

Appellant was driving a car in the parking lot of the Lincoln Square
shopping center in Arlington, around 2:00 a.m. when several bars located in the
shopping center were closing. His wife was a passenger in his car. Dustin
McGee was driving a car in the opposite direction, and he turned in front of
appellant’s car so that his passenger, Terrance Jackson, was facing appellant’... More...
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Brandon Deshawn Williams v. The State of Texas

Criswan Jones, the complainant, testified that on the night of August 20,
2015, he noticed two men at his apartment complex as he was leaving to pick up
his girlfriend from work. One of the men was “big,” and the other man was
smaller. As the complainant walked past them to get to his car, the “big one”
asked him for the address of the apartment complex. The men were still t... More...
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Vastie Shakira Coleman v. The State of Texas

Coleman beat her four-year-old son to death with an electric cord. She
pleaded guilty to the charge of serious bodily injury to a child.
The trial court held a sentencing hearing, at which the State introduced
Coleman’s pre-sentence investigation (PSI) report. The PSI report recounts the
following.
Around 6:00 p.m. on July 15, 2012, emergency medical services were
dis... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. STEPHEN LAVON HENRY

Stephen Henry appeals the district court's decision to revoke his probation and require him to serve his underlying prison sentence. Henry suggests that the district court should have given him another chance at probation rather than send him to prison.

But the district court found that Henry absconded from probation, and that gave the district court the option of sending Henry to se... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ALRENDA SEBASTIAN

On August 25, 2017, Sebastian pled no contest to making a false writing, a severity level 8 nonperson felony, pursuant to a plea agreement. Under the terms of the
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plea agreement, the State agreed to join Sebastian's motion for a downward durational departure of 10 months' imprisonment based on Sebastian's acceptance of responsibility.

At sentencing on September 26, 2017, Seb... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CODY A. RIECHERS

On January 22, 2016, Riechers came to the dispatch window at the Clay County Law Enforcement Center just before 4 a.m. and spoke with the dispatcher, Officer Keith Myers, asking if law enforcement were looking for him. Myers noted that Riechers appeared intoxicated as he was making nonsensical statements, he smelled heavily of alcohol, and he was leaning against the counter. Myers called the on-du... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

In the Matter of the Marriage of MARSHA WELLS and MIKE WELLS

Marsha and Mike had been married for over 40 years when Marsha filed for divorce. This appeal concerns the division of property between Marsha and Mike.

Before the marriage Mike worked for Panhandle Eastern and purchased an unknown amount of Panhandle Eastern stock. Mike stopped buying Panhandle Eastern stock shortly after marrying Marsha. The Panhandle Eastern stock is currently known ... More...
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In the Matter of the Care and Treatment of CHARLES D. KEARNEY

We will begin by summarizing Kearney's adult criminal history. In the summer of 2000, when Kearney was 18 years old, he attempted to make an illegal gun sale, but things did not go as planned. The purchaser tried to steal the gun from Kearney and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the gun went off, killing the purchaser. Kearney pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. TRAVIS MONTEZ JOHNSON

On the evening of February 20, 2016, Jaron Sanders invited Dominique Shugart and her cousin, Shavontee Heally, over to his house. When the women arrived, approximately 12 other guests were already there, including Travis Johnson and Terrance Harvell. Sanders was flirtatious and friendly with Heally. Shugart invited another friend, Regina Stuart, to the party, and she arrived when she got off work.... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRIAN ADAM NAMBO

On the night of August 10, 2016, INTRUST Bank Security Officer Daniel Baird was viewing a monitor displaying pictures from security cameras located at various bank branches. In doing so, Baird observed a white man in a white shirt and blue jeans knocking over trashcans near the bank located at Water Street and Douglas Avenue in Wichita. Baird then watched as the man jumped into a fountain on the b... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. NICHOLAS WAYNE FAGLIE

On January 25, 2016, Kristopher Schultz was at Charlie's Place, a bar in Emporia, Kansas. Schultz' friend, Christopher Walburn, was drinking with him in the bar. Faglie also went to Charlie's Place that night with his friend, Dustin Dingman. During the evening, the four men—Schultz, Walburn, Faglie, and Dingman—were drinking shots and other alcoholic beverages at the bar. The bartender noticed som... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KEITH A. GLOVER Aggravated indecent liberties with a child

E.G.W., the victim, was 14 years old when she met 20-year-old Glover through a mutual friend. The two spoke frequently through Facebook. In at least one of those conversations, E.G.W. and Glover talked about sex. Sometime between May and June 2015, Glover and E.G.W. agreed to meet a couple blocks from Glover's home. That same day, E.G.W. and Glover went inside Glover's home and engaged in sexual i... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ALTON SILVERSON

Silverson was charged with several crimes resulting from an incident that occurred at the Kunkle residence, where Rita and David lived with their adult daughter, Ruth. The events were recounted by the Kunkle family at trial.

As Rita and Ruth were returning home from the grocery store on the evening of December 2, 2015, they saw a car pull into a driveway across the street. Rita went in... More...
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Angela Johnson Musa v. Dr. Carrie Miles and Dr. Joseph Elia Multnomah County Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

This appeal involves a dispute over attorney fees in an action on an automobile insurance policy. Plaintiff sued defendant for personal injury protection (PIP) and uninsured motorist (UM) benefits under his automobile insurance policy with defendant after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured driver. The only issues remaining in the case after court-annexed arbitration and ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - OR)

Matthew J. Mason v. BCK Corporation Linn County Circuit Courthouse - Albany, Oregon

Plaintiff appeals from a limited judgment that, on a motion for summary judgment, dismissed his liquor liability claim against defendant BCK Corporation, the operator of Duffy’s Irish Pub. Plaintiff had alleged that defendant had overserved Mullenix while she was visibly intoxicated and that he was later injured while a passenger in a car that Mullenix drove. Defendant sought summary judgment, ass... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - OR)

Teresa Barry v. James P. O'Grady Southern District of Ohio Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Ohio

Teresa Barry, a judicial administrative assistant, sued three judges and two employees of the Franklin County Municipal
Court under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, claiming retaliation in violation of the Free Speech Clause of the
First Amendment and gender discrimination in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the
Fourteenth Amendment. The defendants moved for summary judgment, and the distr... More...
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Larry Littlejohn v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

Plaintiff Larry Littlejohn appeals from a ruling sustaining a demurrer to his third
amended complaint (complaint) without leave to amend. Littlejohn sought to sue Costco
Wholesale Corporation and Costco Wholesale Membership, Inc. (Costco), the California
Board of Equalization (Board) and Abbott Laboratories, Inc. (Abbott) to recover amounts
he paid in sales tax reimbursement on pur... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. GENE R. KALINE

In the early morning hours of September 22, 2016, a homeowner in Pennington County contacted the Rapid City Police Department and asked that officers remove her son and a woman named Kasey Sybert from her home. The homeowner asserted that there was an active warrant for Sybert’s arrest. The homeowner did not indicate how many people were in the home at the time, but responding officers understoo... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - SD)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOHN TIMOTHY CANNON, a/k/a Mr JT,

Cannon argues that the district court abused its discretion in denying his pretrial motion for a reliability hearing. Cannon’s opening brief merely incorporates by reference his district court pleadings, a tactic of which we have disapproved. See Fed. R. App. P. 28(a)(8)(A); Wahi v. Charleston Area Med. Ctr., Inc., 562 F.3d 599, 607 (4th Cir. 2009); McCarver v. Lee, 221 F.3d 583, 588 n.1 (4t... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - Nc)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH KELVIN ABERANT

We review a defendant’s sentence “under a deferential abuse-of-discretion standard.” Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38, 41 (2007). Under this standard, a sentence is reviewed for both procedural and substantive reasonableness. Id. at 51. In determining procedural reasonableness, we consider whether the district court properly calculated the defendant’s advisory Guidelines range, gave the ... More...   $0 (07-15-2018 - NC)

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