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Mayes was arrested on June 15, 2010, and charged with one count of gross
sexual imposition. In an order entered on January 14, 2011, the trial court appointed an
attorney to defend Mayes, and on February 17, 2011, Mayes executed a time waiver of
unlimited duration with respect to “every offense and specification [with] which [he] could
[have] be[en] charged” as a result of the... More...
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Rodger Hartnett v. San Diego County Office of Education

Appellants and defendants San Diego County Office of Education (Office) and
Randolph E. Ward appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiff and respondent Rodger
Hartnett reinstating his employment and awarding him $306,954.99 in back pay, benefits,
and prejudgment interest. Defendants contend (1) collateral estoppel precluded the trial
court from granting Hartnett's requested relief... More...
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Julie Lowery v. Houston Ford Lowery III

Appellant, Julie Lowery, appeals the trial court’s order that terminated spousal maintenance in favor of appellee, Houston Ford Lowery III. In three issues, Julie argues that (1) the trial court erred in terminating spousal maintenance and (2) Houston’s motion to clarify amounted to a collateral attack on the divorce decree.
We reverse.
Julie and Houston entered into a... More...
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Paula Boyd v. David Freeman

In the underlying action, appellant Paula Boyd
asserted claims against respondent David Freeman
predicated on allegations of wrongful foreclosure. The trial
court sustained Freeman’s demurrer to Boyd’s first amended
complaint without leave to amend, reasoning that the
doctrine of res judicata barred her claims, in view of a
judgment in favor of Freeman and against Boyd in a... More...
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Leonard Oliver pleaded guilty to attempt to possess with intent to distribute 500
grams or more of cocaine and was sentenced to ten years in prison, the mandatory minimum
sentence for the offense given his criminal record. See 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(b)(1)(B), 846.1
The district court entered its judgment on September 30, 2011. The following year, Oliver
filed a tLeonard Oliver ple... More...
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In the Interest of J.D.A., a minor child

In this suit affecting the parent-child relationship, Mother appeals orders modifying child support and enjoining Maternal Grandfather from unsupervised access to her child, J.D.A. For the following reasons, we modify the trial court’s final order in part, reverse it in part, and remand the case to the trial court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Mother and ... More...
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Elnicki's motion follows three jury trials on the charges underlying this case. He was originally charged with aggravated kidnapping, rape, and aggravated sodomy for events occurring in November 2001. During his first trial in 2002, the district court dismissed the kidnapping charge, and Elnicki was convicted of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy. On direct appeal, the Kansas Supreme Court revers... More...   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)

Rodger Hartnett v. San Diego County Office of Education

Appellants and defendants San Diego County Office of Education (Office) and
Randolph E. Ward appeal from a judgment in favor of plaintiff and respondent Rodger
Hartnett reinstating his employment and awarding him $306,954.99 in back pay, benefits,
and prejudgment interest. Defendants contend (1) collateral estoppel precluded the trial
court from granting Hartnett's requested relief... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - CA)

Michael Anthony Whitesell v. Bruce O. Burnham Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

This appeal involves an action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by Mr.
Michael Whitesell. Mr. Whitesell served two stints in prison: one in 2010
and another in 2013. In his first prison term, he allegedly encountered
deliberate indifference to a serious medical condition and eventually sued.
* The parties do not request oral argument, and we do not believe that
oral argument would be hel... More...
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Mohammed Nadeem v. State of Nebraska Jury finds Lincoln man guilty of attempted sex assault

Nadeem was convicted in 2010 of attempted first degree sexual assault and attempted third degree sexual assault of H.K., a minor. These offenses were based on an encounter that Nadeem had with a 14-year-old girl in 2009 when he was 22 years old. The evidence presented at Nadeem’s criminal trial is summarized in his original direct appeal,3 but the facts according to Nadeem’s complaint are summariz... More...   $0 (12-09-2017 - NE)

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...
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Diana Nieves Noel v. Thrifty Payless, Inc.

Plaintiff James A. Noel bought an inflatable swimming pool at defendants’
drugstore that turned out to be much smaller than the pool pictured on the box. He sued
defendant Thrifty Payless, Inc. on behalf of himself and similarly situated individuals,
alleging defendants violated the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (Civ. Code, § 1750 et
seq.) (CLRA), Unfair Competition Law (Bus. & Prof... More...
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Navajo Nation v. Department of the Interior, et al. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

The Department of the Interior (“Interior” or “the
Secretary”) oversees the control, storage, and delivery to the
Western states of the waters of the Colorado River. In most
years, each state in the Colorado River Basin receives a fixed
amount of water from the river; in “surplus” and “shortage”
years, that amount changes. In the face of unprecedented
drought and ever-incre... More...
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United States of America v. James Keith Beirle District of Wyoming Federal Courthouse - Cheyenne, Wyoming

In February 2014, James Keith Beierle was convicted of being a felon in
possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). At his first sentencing
hearing, the district court reviewed Beierle’s criminal history from the 1980s, which
included state felony convictions for burglary, robbery, and possession of a weapon
by a prisoner. The court determined that these three c... More...
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Samuel Topchain v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Samvel Topchian appeals the judgment of the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri,
granting summary judgment to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Chase), Martin, Leigh, Laws &
Fritzlen, PC (MLLF), and Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. (SPS) on Topchian’s claims of breach
of contract (against Chase), violations of the Missouri Merchandizing Practices Act (MMPA)
(against Chase, MLLF, and... More...
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Chance Marcus Clyce v. Nadine Bulter Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Chance Clyce appeals the district court’s dismissal of his claims as barred by Texas’s statute of limitations. The district court held that when a minor’s parents bring a lawsuit on his behalf as next friends, the statute of limitations for those claims is not tolled during his period of minority if they were aggressively litigated through the prior lawsuit. Because we hold that the district court... More...   $0 (11-25-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Cristina Portillos Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

Defendant-Appellant Cristina Portillos was convicted of conspiracy to file
false claims for a refund, 18 U.S.C. § 286 (Count 1), and aiding and abetting the
filing of false claims for refunds, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2(a), 287 (Counts 17 and 30). She
was sentenced to 21 months on each count, to run concurrently, as well as three
years’ supervised release on each count, also to run concurrentl... More...
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City of Eudora, Kansas v. Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, Kansas District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Defendant Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, Kansas (“Douglas-4”)
appeals the district court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of Plaintiff
City of Eudora, Kansas (“Eudora”) in this declaratory judgment action. This is the
third appeal arising out of a dispute between Douglas-4 and Eudora over which entity
can provide water service to certain areas near Eudora, Ka... More...
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United States of America v. Richard Jenks, Jr. District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

A jury convicted Richard Jenks Jr. of multiple counts of sexually abusing his
minor stepdaughter. Jenks now appeals his conviction and sentence. Exercising
jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.
After marrying Jenks, a member of the Ute Tribe, Elizabeth Dini sent her
daughter, D.W., to live with her maternal grandparents. At 8 years old, D.W.
* After examining th... More...
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Artur Hefczyc v. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Artur Hefczyc appeals from an order denying his motion for class certification in
his lawsuit against Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (Rady). On behalf of a proposed
class, Hefczyc seeks declaratory relief to establish that Rady's form contract, signed by
patients or guarantors of patients who receive emergency room care, authorizes Rady to
charge only for the reasonable ... More...
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United States of America v. Daminion T. Titties, a/k/a Damion Tyrone Tittle, a/k/a Damion Tyson Tittles, a/k/a Capone Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Daminion T. Titties pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
See 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). His plea agreement explained that the maximum statutory
sentence for this crime is 10 years, see id. § 924(a)(2); however, if the Armed Career
Criminal Act (“ACCA”) applies, the maximum statutory sentence is 15 years to life
imprisonment, see id. § 924(e)(1). The district cour... More...
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United States of America v. Juan Manuel Lopez-Garcia District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Defendant Juan Manuel Lopez-Garcia appeals the sentence entered in this
criminal case.
Defendant was convicted by a jury of conspiring to distribute and to
possess with the intent to distribute more than fifty grams of methamphetamine
and of possessing firearms as an illegal alien. Based on the large amount of drugs
involved, Defendant’s leadership role in the drug-trafficking ... More...
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Appellant was convicted of the 1991 murder of Peter Sanelli, for which he
was sentenced to death. The evidence established that appellant shot and killed Peter
while he and Thomas Sowell were stealing Peter’s car on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland.
A detailed recitation of the evidence adduced at trial can be found in this court’s opinion
that resulted from appellant’s direct a... More...
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E. Jeffrey Donner v. Jack Nicklaus Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

E. Jeffrey Donner and Judee Donner appeal the district court’s dismissal of
their intentional misrepresentation claim against Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus
Golf Club, LLC (collectively “Nicklaus”). Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C.
§ 1291, we affirm.
We will not discuss in detail the background facts of this case, which are
covered in our prior opinion, Donner v. ... More...
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In 2005, Pitts pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, attempted
murder, aggravated burglary, and kidnapping. He was sentenced to a jointly
recommended sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 20 years
on the aggravated-murder conviction, and ten years on each of the other offenses, all
to run concurrently, for an aggregate sentence of life without parole f... More...
   $0 (11-06-2017 - OH)

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