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State of Tennessee v. Robert Landon Webster

The Appellant was charged with three counts of selling .5 grams or more of cocaine, one of which was within a school zone, based upon transactions with Phillip Williams who was working as a confidential informant with the Elizabethton Police Department.
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At trial, Corporal John Bulla with the Elizabethton Police Department testified as an expert in the field of narcotic... More...
   $0 (04-27-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Deandrey Peterson

The Shelby County Grand Jury charged the defendant with the February 12, 2014 aggravated rape and robbery of the victim, T.M., as well as the aggravated burglary of her apartment and possessing a firearm with the intent to go armed during the commission of a dangerous felony.1
1 To protect the anonymity of the victim, we utilize her initials.More...
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United States of America v. Samir A. Patel Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island, IL - Moline Man Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Falsifying Records, Making False Statements Under Oath in Bankruptcy Proceedings

A Moline, Ill., man, Samir A. Patel, 49, was sentenced today for bankruptcy fraud. Chief U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid ordered Patel, of the 3600 block of 73rd Street, to serve 24 months in prison, and upon release from prison, to remain ... More...
   $0 (04-27-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Mark Johnson Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Former Head of HSBC’s Global Foreign Exchange Cash-Trading Sentenced to Prison for Multimillion-Dollar Front-Running Scheme

The former head of global foreign exchange cash trading at HSBC Bank plc, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc (collectively HSBC), was sentenced to prison today for his role defrauding an HSBC client through a scheme commonly referred to as “front runnin... More...
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Tramayne Colfred Williams vs. State of Minnesota

Williams challenges the sentences he received in two criminal cases, one in Otter
Tail County and one in Hennepin County. In Otter Tail County, Williams was charged
with first-degree aggravated robbery, Minn. Stat. § 609.245, subd. (2016). He agreed to
plead guilty to that charge on the condition that, assuming his criminal-history score was
five, he would be sentenced to 84 ... More...
   $0 (04-25-2018 - MN)

STATE OF MISSOURI vs. ROBERT WHITTAKER Missouri Court of Appeals

On August 1, 2015, after cutting grass at a property on North Broadway in the City of St.
Louis, A.M. (“Victim”) put his lawn mower in the bed of his pickup truck and used a bungee
cord to secure it inside the bed. Victim and his girlfriend then went to the store across the street.
While inside, the store clerk saw someone tampering with Victim’s truck. The clerk alerted
Vic... More...
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IIG Wireless, Inc. v. John Yi and Lauren Kim

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant IIG Wireless, Inc. (IIG) obtained a
judgment of $401,860 against defendant and cross-complainant John Yi. IIG also sued
Lauren Kim, Yi’s fiancée, who moved for and was granted a nonsuit during trial. Yi
obtained a judgment on his cross-complaint for $122,000, re... More...
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State of Nebraska v. James Cotton

On August 7, 2015, Cotton shot and killed Trevor Bare.
During the evening prior to the shooting, Bare saw Cotton in
the apartment immediately above his own. Because Cotton and
Bare had a negative history together, Bare confronted Cotton
and an argument ensued. After the initial altercation, Bare and
his girlfriend, McKayla Burnette, left the apartment house. A
couple of hou... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. CHARLES EARL JONES Iowa Court of Appeals

Charles Jones was convicted of robbery in the first degree, in violation of
Iowa Code section 711.2 (2016), going armed with intent, in violation of Iowa Code
section 708.8, carrying weapons, in violation of Iowa Code section 724.4, and
making a false report to law enforcement, in violation of Iowa Code section 718.6.
In this appeal, Jones challenges the sufficiency of the evi... More...
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John Binkowski v. Vincent Holland Grand Island Express, Inc., Grand Island Services, Inc., GIX Logistics, Inc., et al. Porter County Courthouse - Valparaiso, Indiana

Valparaiso, IN - John Binkowski, age 22, sued Vincent Holland Grand Island Express, Inc. on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming that he was severely injured and damages as a direct result on being injured in a automobile semi-tractor trailer accident on Indiana Highway 49 in Porter County, Indiana on on March 7, 2015.

Binkowski's vehicle was hit from behind while st... More...
   $16500000 (04-22-2018 - )

Erlis Joseph Chaisson v. The State of Texas

Chaisson was charged by indictment with five counts of aggravated assault of a
child and ten counts of indecency with a child by contact. See id. §§ 21.021, 22.11. Prior
to trial, the State waived several counts, leaving one count of aggravated assault of a
child and four counts of indecency with a child by contact. At the close of the State’s
case, appellant’s motion for di... More...
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Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - CA)

Michelle Echlin v. PearceHealth, d/b/a PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

We must decide whether, under the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, a company that sent letters demanding that
hospital patients pay their overdue medical bills meaningfully
participated in the hospital’s efforts to collect debts.
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Michelle Echlin is a former patient of PeaceHealth
Southwest Medical Center (PeaceHealth) in Vancouver,
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Washin... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - WA)

Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

Chad Barnes is a seaman who was injured when the boat on which he was working, the M/V Tehani, exploded. During his recovery, Barnes received some monetary assistance from either Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC (“SHR”), which owned the Tehani, or Kris Henry, SHR’s owner and manager, but those payments soon stopped. Seeking the
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
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Bruce Ray Blackwell v. The State of Texas

At around 2:00 a.m. on July 20, 2015, Gillespie County Sheriff’s Deputies Justin Cole and
Johnny Gorden (jointly, the “deputies”) observed a truck towing a trailer turn onto a county road
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at a high rate of speed. The deputies followed the truck and found it pulled over on the side of the
road. The deputies observed Bl... More...
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Salvador Zarate v. The State of Texas

The State’s first witness was Starr County Sheriff’s Officer Justin Falcon. Officer Falcon
testified that he was working in the jail, on December 24, 2014, when he received a call from
Justice of the Peace Salvador Zarate Jr. instructing him to reduce the bonds for both Daisy Rich
and Harry Rich from $30,000.00 each to $5,000.00 each. Officer Falcon explained that although
it... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SANDRA S. WILLIAMS

On October 21, 2016, the State filed a complaint charging Williams with one count of identity theft, one count of theft, and one count of criminal use of a financial card. During the first day of the preliminary hearing on the charges, Nathan Marah testified that he had been the general manager of a Steak & Shake restaurant in Johnson County since August 2016. On September 15, 2016, he received a ... More...   $0 (04-18-2018 - KS)

Andrew Castillo v. Glenair, Inc.

In a joint employer arrangement, can a class of workers
bring a lawsuit against a staffing company, settle that lawsuit,
and then bring identical claims against the company where they
had been placed to work. We answer no.
This wage and hour putative class action involves the
relationship between a temporary staffing company (GCA
Services Group, Inc. (GCA)), its employees (... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - CA)

RAKESH SRIVASTAVA and SHARMILA SHANKAR, Appellants, v. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, a/k/a UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER, a/k/a STATE OF KANSAS (HARTMUT JAESCHKE, CODY TULLY, PAUL TERRANOVA, and ROY JENSEN University of Kansas

Dr. Rakesh Srivastava and Dr. Sharmila Shankar, who are husband and wife, both worked for the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC). For different reasons, KUMC terminated Dr. Srivastava's and Dr. Shankar's employment. Believing that they were wrongfully terminated, Dr. Srivastava and Dr. Shankar sued University of Kansas (KU), as the institutional organization governing KUMC. Later, howeve... More...   $0 (04-14-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Darius Fields Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Federal Jury Convicts Man on Firearm Offenses

Darius Fields, 27, of Dallas, Texas was found guilty Wednesday following a three-day trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn for aiding and abetting the false statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer to acquire a firearm, commonly called “lying-and-buying” or making a “straw purchase.”

Fields wa... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - TX)

Association for Accessible Medicines v. Brian E. Frosh, et al. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

The Association for Accessible Medicines (“AAM”) appeals the district court’s dismissal of its dormant commerce clause challenge to a Maryland statute prohibiting price gouging in the sale of prescription drugs. AAM also appeals the district court’s refusal to enjoin enforcement of the statute on the basis that it is unconstitutionally vague. We hold that the statute violates the dormant commerce ... More...   $0 (04-13-2018 - MD)

STATE OF LOUISIANA Vs. TRUNG LE

On June 29, 2014, sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 2:50 a.m., an exchange
of gunfire between two shooters erupted in the 700 block of Bourbon Street, near
the intersection with Orleans Street in the French Quarter. This incident resulted in
the untimely death of Brittany Thomas (hereinafter “Ms. Thomas”), the attempted
murder of an unknown male, and injury to numerous bystanders ... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. TEDDY AGUILLARD

On May 26, 2015, Defendant, Teddy Aguillard, owned a driving school in
Eunice and was teaching driving lessons when he made lewd comments to two of
his juvenile students, S.B. and A.A.1 On October 26, 2015, Defendant was charged
with two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, violations of La.R.S.
14:81(A)(2).2 On February 17, 2017, a unanimous jury found him guilty as <... More...
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State of Louisiana v. Terry Matthew Pittman

The state charged Defendant by bill of information with one count of
indecent behavior with juveniles in violation of La. R.S. 14:81(A)(2), one
count of molestation of a juvenile in violation of La. R.S. 14:81.2 and one
count of pornography involving juveniles in violation of La. R.S. 14:81.1.
As to Count One, the state alleged that on April 20, 2014, Defendant
transmitte... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - LA)

Cheryl Currid v. Coit Cleaning & Restoration Services First District Court of Appeals of Texas - Houston, Texas

This is an appeal from a reformed decree of divorce and property division rendered after a bench trial. In his first, second, and third issues, appellant, Troy Lee Christensen, argues that the trial court abused its discretion by dividing the marital property between appellee, Christina Christensen, and himself because the division
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was not a fair and equitable apportionment of the commun... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

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