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Kootswatewa and K.C., both members of the Hopi Tribe, lived in the same small community on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona. Early one evening, a neighbor saw K.C. follow a man into an abandoned trailer. Soon after, as the neighbor approached the trailer to investigate, she saw K.C. emerge looking scared. K.C. told the neighbor that the man had tried to “rape” her. The neighbor identified the m... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - AZ)

Chad Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, L.L.C. 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 ancient maritime remedy of maintenance and cure,1 among other relief, Barnes su... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - HI)

State of Tennessee v. Cory Lynn White

This case arose from officers� attempting to serve Skyla Lamb on November 21, 2012, with an arrest warrant for felony theft. Based upon the Defendant�s communications with law enforcement during this encounter, the Defendant was charged with making a false report or statement in violation of Tennessee Code Annotated section
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On May 6, 2016, Gamble was arrested after law enforcement officers
discovered methamphetamine (“meth”) and materials to manufacture meth at his
residence. On May 11, 2016, a two count indictment was filed in the Wyandot
County Common Pleas Court against Gamble. (Doc. No. 1). Count I of the
indictment alleged that Gamble knowingly assembled or possessed one or more

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United States of America v. Dexter Fisher Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, IN - Indianapolis man found guilty of committing several eastside pharmacy robberies

Used a firearm while committing robberies

An Indianapolis man was found guilty in federal court on three counts of robbery and four firearm’s related charges. Dexter Fisher, age 33, was found guilty before U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson after a two-day jury trial.

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United States of America v. Anthony Gardner Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island, IL - Rock Island Man Sentenced to Over Eight Years in Prison for Gun Possession

A Rock Island man has been sentenced in federal court for illegal possession of a firearm by a felon. On March 20, 2018, U.S. District Judge Sara L. Darrow sentenced Anthony Gardner to 100 months (8 years, 4 months) in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

G... More...
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Margery Newman v. Metropolitian Life Insurance Company Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

At age 56, Margery Newman pur-chased a long-term-care insurance plan from the Metropoli-tan Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”). She opted for one of MetLife’s non-standard options for paying her insurance pre-miums; MetLife called the method she selected “Reduced-Pay
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at 65.” When Newman was 67 years old, she was startled to discover that MetLife that year more than doubled he... More...
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United States of America v. Aweis Haji-Mohamed, a/k/a Son Son Middle District of Tennessee - Estes Kefauver Federal Courthouse Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, TN - Nashville Man Responsible for Multiple Acts of Violent Crime in Public Housing Areas Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Charges

Plea Agreement Calls for 35-Year Prison Sentence

A Nashville, Tennessee man at the heart of violent crime activity in the J.C. Napier and Tony Sudekum Public Housing neighborhoods pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to brandishing and di... More...
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Christopher Collings v. State of Missouri

Nine-year-old Rowan Ford lived with her mother and stepfather, David Spears.
For several months in early 2007, Christopher Collings lived with the Spears family but
had since moved out.
On November 2, 2007, Spears, Collings, and their friend Nathan Mahurin were
drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana together at Spears’s house. Later in the evening,
the three men went t... More...
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NOPD 911 operator Ms. Shondrell Isadore testified that every 911 call for
police assistance is recorded, assigned an item number and generates an incident
recall report. The item number assigned the 911 call in this case was A-034256
12. Ms. Isadore identified State’s Exhibit 2 as the recording of the 911 call, made
by Jeremy Ballard on January 25, 2012, at approximately 7:11 ... More...
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During the course of defendant’s two-day trial, the jury heard testimony
from several New Orleans Police Department officers and detectives who
investigated the shooting incident or who were otherwise involved with the
incident; they heard testimony from the sister of the deceased shooting victim;
testimony from a forensic pathologist; and testimony from Jacob Love.

Se... More...
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The victim, C.M., lived with his grandmother, Armelinda Trejo, after his
mother passed away in 2007, and because his father was not a part of his life.
C.M. and his grandmother moved to the Wingfield apartments in May 2010.
Defendant, Clevance “Junior” Cormier, lived in the Wingfield apartments, first in
apartment number three, and then in the apartment across from Ms. Trejo ... More...
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Trey Sims v. Kenneth E. Laboriwtz, Administrator Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

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 body, including... More...   $0 (03-24-2018 - VA)

United States of America v. Michael DeWayne Johnson Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, AL - Federal Judge Sentences Prior Felon to 22 Years in Prison for Armed Carjacking

A federal judge on March 20, 2018 sentenced a Graysville man to more than 20 years in prison for a 2016 carjacking in Forestdale.

U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced MICHAEL DeWAYNE JOHNSON, 33, to 21 years and 10 months in prison on one count each of carjacking, being a con... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ROY D. WETRICH Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

For acts committed between January 1, 2009 and April 24, 2009, Wetrich was convicted by a Johnson County jury of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, violation of a protective order, domestic battery, and intimidation of a witness. The district court sentenced Wetrich to a controlling sentence of 124 months in prison, based on a c... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Timothy Alan Veninga Arizona District Federal Courthouse - Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, AZ - Federal Firearms Dealer Sentenced to 78 Months for His Role in Trafficking Firearms to Mexico

Timothy Alan Veninga, 48, of Tucson, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James A. Soto to 78 months’ imprisonment and a judgment of forfeiture of over $61,000. Veninga had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States, aiding and abetting false statemen... More...
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United States of America v. Justin Lee Denny Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City, MO - Sedalia Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm

A Sedalia, Mo., man pleaded guilty on March 15, 2018 in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm.

Justin Lee Denny, 27, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

By pleading guilty today, Denny admitted that he was in po... More...
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United States of America v. Jahmal Malcolm McGee Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Macon, Georgia

Macon, GA - Felon With Firearm Sentenced To 75 Months In Prison

Senior United States District Court Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Jahmal Malcom McGee, age 24, of Valdosta, GA, to 75 months of imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The sentence was handed down on March 14, 2018 in Valdosta, Georgia.

Mr. McGee pled guilty to the charge on Octob... More...
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Deputies from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to
16 Defendant’s home at approximately 3:50 a.m. in response to a call for assistance
17 about an infant who was “choking on milk.” When the deputies arrived, they were
18 directed to Defendant’s bedroom, where they found Baby wrapped tightly in a blanket
19 that was saturated with blood near her pelvic area.... More...
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United States of America v. David Robert McFarland Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

David McFarland appeals the district court’s order revoking his supervised
release pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3583. He contends that he was denied his right of
cross-examination at the preliminary hearing and that the evidence was insufficient to
support the criminal allegations underlying the revocation. We dismiss the first
argument for lack of jurisdiction and affirm on the second.... More...
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John Marrison Raines, III v. Counseling Associates, Inc., et al. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

In response to an emergency call from a male reporting he had been stabbed
inside his apartment and was hiding in the closet, police officers located John Raines
IV (“Raines”) standing outside on the sidewalk of the apartment building holding a
knife. During the encounter with Raines, which lasted less than two minutes, the
officers shot at Raines twenty-one times. Raines is paraly... More...
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Jasmine N. Curtis v. Kristopher N. Wiggins and Contract Freighters, Inc., f/k/a XPO Logistics Truckload, Inc Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Harrisburg, VA - Jasmine N. Curtis sued Kristopher N. Wiggins and Contract Freighters, Inc., f/k/a XPO Logistics Truckload, Inc. on auto negligence and respondeat superior theories.

Date Filed # Docket Text
02/08/2018 106 RESPONSE in Opposition re 93 MOTION in Limine to Exclude 911 Call by Taylor Bryan. filed by Jasmine N. Courts. (Holt, David) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/8... More...
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Hector Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California

In this case, we decide how an employee’s overtime pay rate should be
calculated when the employee has earned a flat sum bonus during a single pay
period. Specifically, we consider whether the divisor for purposes of calculating
the per-hour value of the bonus should be (1) the number of hours the employee
actually worked during the pay period, including overtime hours; (2) the num... More...
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Russell Bucklew v. Anne L. Precythe Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

The issue is whether the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, as applied, bar
Missouri officials from employing a procedure that is authorized by Missouri statute
to execute Russell Bucklew.
In March 2006, Bucklew stole a car; armed himself with pistols, handcuffs, and
a roll of duct tape; and followed his former girlfriend, Stephanie Ray, to the home of
Michael Sanders, where she... More...
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Daniel J. Roberts v. Tractor Supply Company and Buffalo Corporation Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Daniel J. Roberts sued Tractor Supply Company and Buffalo Corporation on a products liability and negligence theories claiming that he was injured and damages in the collapse of a deed stand that Plaintiff and two friends bought from Tractor Supply.

Plaintiff and two friends bought a display model deer stand from Tractor supply without assembly instructions. The then put the... More...
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