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STATE OF OHIO vs. KAREEM WALTON

The instant matter arose from a July 9, 2016 incident during which appellant crashed
his vehicle into a tree in the Glenville neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side. Five victims
were injured during the crash, and three of the five victims died from the injuries they sustained.
{¶3} On July 26, 2016, in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-16-607989-A, appellant was indicted
with three count... More...
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State of Ohio v. Robert J. Cowdrey

Appellant, Robert J. Cowdrey, sets forth the following three assignments of
error:
I. The court erred in denying the motion to suppress.
II. The court erred in denying the motion for acquittal.
III. The court erred in sentencing defendant to the maximum prison
term.
{¶ 3} The following undisputed facts are relevant to this appeal. In 2016,
appellant, a 52-... More...
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State of Ohio v. Jesse Perez

During visitation hours at an Ohio correctional facility, appellant and
another inmate (the victim) got into an altercation. Appellant’s two children and their
mother were visiting appellant; and the victim’s mother was visiting the victim. Both
inmates were behind a barrier, which separates visitors from inmates.
{¶ 4} Appellant’s children, both toddlers at that time, got r... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. Ronald Roberson

In our prior decision, we summarized the facts that supported Roberson’s
five criminal convictions. Roberson I, ¶ 4-34. The only facts that are relevant to the
assignment of error before us now are those relating to the August 27, 2015 incident,
which supported two of Roberson’s convictions: aggravated burglary and rape. The
relevant facts are these:
Roberson met C.G... More...
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Patricia Theriault v. Genesis Healthcare, LLC District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Plaintiff-appellant Patricia
Theriault bills this case as one in which the district court
ignored the teachings of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (known
in its appellate capacity as the Law Court) and improperly relied
on the McDonnell Douglas framework, see McDonnell Douglas Corp. v.
Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973), when granting her employer's motion
for summary judgment. At... More...
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Paul Chmielewski, et al. v. The City of St. Pete Beach Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

In this appeal of an inverse condemnation action, Defendant-Appellant the City of St. Pete Beach (“the City”) challenges a jury verdict in favor of Plaintiffs Katherine A. Chmielewski and Paul Chmielewski, as personal representative of the estate of Chester Chmielewski (“the Chmielewskis”). The underlying dispute involves a beachfront parcel, owned by the Chmielewskis, which experienced significan... More...   $0 (05-21-2018 - FL)

THE STATE OF OHIO v. MYERS

The case was tried to a jury. Much of the account of what happened came from Myers’s friend and codefendant Timothy Mosley. According to Mosley, he and Myers began to concoct their scheme on January 27, 2014. That morning, Myers, who had just slept through the start of a new job, woke up Mosley
and asked him if he “wanted to make some money.” When Mosley said he did, Myers suggested that ... More...
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Ronnie L. Davis v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On January 6, 2016, in Elkhart Superior Court, Davis and the State entered into
a plea agreement under which Davis pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while
intoxicatedendangering a person, a Class A misdemeanor.1 That same day,
the trial court sentenced Davis to one year in the county jail suspended to
probation (“lhart probation”. The terms of Davis’s Elkhart probation More...
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Susanna Conlin v. State of Indiana Indiana Court Of Appeals

Susanna Conlin appeals from her conviction of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person,1 a Class A misdemeanor. She argues the trial
court erred by misapplying a statutory presumption in favor of the State and by
abusing its discretion in the admission of evidence.
[2] The following issues are presented for our review:
1. Did the trial court misapply a stat... More...
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Duncan E. Prince v. Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc. v. Erm Insurance Brokers, Inc., Cross-defendant and Appellant

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant Duncan E. Prince obtained a judgment of
$647,706.48 against defendant and cross-complainant Invensure Insurance Brokers, Inc.
(Invensure). Invensure took nothing on its cross-complaint against Prince and his related
business entity, cross-defendant ERM Insurance... More...
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United States of America v. Scott Richard Lange Amy R. Bailey District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Arizona Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges in New Mexico

Charges Arise out of Four-Pound Methamphetamine Seizure during Traffic Stop by Las Cruces Police Department

Scott Richard Lange, 55, of Phoenix, Ariz., pled guilty today in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to methamphetamine trafficking charges.

Officers of the Las Cruces Polic... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Shaun M. Sanders

Sanders raises a single issue for our review: do
circuit courts possess statutory competency3 to proceed in
criminal matters when the adult defendant was charged for
conduct he committed before his tenth birthday?
¶3 We hold that circuit courts possess statutory
competency to proceed in criminal matters when the adult
defendant was charged for conduct he committed ... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. DeAnthony K. Muldrow

A defendant who enters a
guilty plea waives numerous constitutional rights. State v.
Bangert, 131 Wis. 2d 246, 270, 389 N.W.2d 12 (1986).
Accordingly, "[u]nder the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment to the United States Constitution,[1] a defendant's
1 The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Lamont Donnell Sholar

In late September 2011, Sholar and his life-long
friend, Shawnrell Simmons, were arrested after two victims, E.C.
and S.G., separately reported to police that they had been
victims of sex trafficking by Sholar (and that other girls had
been trafficked by Simmons) out of several motel rooms near the
Milwaukee airport, including the Econolodge on 13th Street. The
State... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. RYAN BARNHARDT Barnhardt Sentenced to 205 Years in Prison

Ryan Barnhardt appeals from the judgment and sentence entered following
his convictions on ten counts of sexual abuse, which the State brought against him
after five children alleged that Barnhardt had engaged in sex acts with them.
I. Expert Witness Testimony.
Barnhardt first contends the district court erred by allowing testimony from
the State’s expert witness tha... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. BRANDON CHRISTIAN ELLIOTT

Brandon Elliott pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily injury, in violation of
Iowa Code section 708.2A(5) (2015). Elliott timely filed a motion in arrest of
judgment, seeking to withdraw his guilty plea on the ground his guilty plea was not
voluntary and lacked a factual basis. Specifically, Elliott contended he felt pressure
to plead guilty because he was going to be arre... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. PETER KELLY LONG Iowa Judicial Building

In 2010, a jury found Long guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree. Based
on prior convictions, Long qualified for a sentencing enhancement under Iowa
Code section 902.14(1)(c) (2010). Long was convicted of a class “A” felony and
sentenced to life in prison.
In January 2012, the State, through the Iowa Department of Corrections,
filed a restitution plan stating Lo... More...
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Tommy Dowdy and Sharon Morris-Dowdy v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

In 2014, Appellant Tommy Dowdy suffered a serious
injury to his left leg as the result of an automobile accident.
His leg was eventually amputated below the knee. Mr.
Dowdy and his wife, Sharon Morris-Dowdy, sought
accidental dismemberment benefits under an employee
welfare benefit plan governed by the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). Appellee
... More...
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ANTHONY DONTE RICHARDSON vs. STATE OF IOWA

Anthony Richardson appeals the denial of his application for postconviction
relief (PCR). In rejecting his claims of ineffective assistance of counsel, the district
court observed that Richardson received “a very beneficial plea” as a result of his
attorney’s negotiations with the prosecution. On appeal, Richardson insists his
attorney was ineffective in failing to secure Ric... More...
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STATE OF IOWA v.TIMOTHY ROGER SCHROEDER

At about 7:00 a.m. on January 9, 2015, Nicole Gray’s seventeen-year-old
neighbor entered Gray’s home to care for her pets while Gray and her children
were out of the country. The minor found Gray’s boyfriend, Dustin Wilder, lying
face down in a pool of blood in the kitchen and unresponsive.
Emergency response personnel were called and determined Wilder was
deceased. L... More...
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RALPH A. KING V. STATE OF ARKANSAS Arkansas Supreme Court

Appellant was arrested and charged with one count of rape, a Class Y felony. At
trial, the victim, J.D., stated that she is eight years old and in the second grade. She testified
that appellant is her “Papaw.” She explained that on November 12, 2016, she spent the
night at the home of her uncle, Josh King, with his daughter, R.K.; his wife, Leslie Huff;


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Leslie... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA VERSUS DEXTER ALLEN

On July 30, 2015, a Jefferson Parish Grand Jury indicted defendant, Dexter
Allen, on two counts of second degree murder (counts one and two), violations of
La. R.S. 14:30.1, and 21 counts of simple burglary (counts five through 23), in
violation of La. R.S. 14:62.1 Defendant pled not guilty at his arraignment on
September 11, 2015. On October 11, 2016, the matter proceeded to... More...
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CHARLES W. GETTYS, JR. AND TAMMY ABIDE Vs. WILLIAM G. GETTYS, FLOELLEN SANCHEZ-RICKARD, VICTORIA FOGHT VIRGA AND MICHAEL VIRGA Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

On December 15, 2004, the trial court signed a judgment of possession in
the Succession of Florence Schmit Gettys Sanchez, which awarded Plaintiffs
Appellees, Charles W. Gettys, Jr. (“Charles”) and Tammy Abide (“Tammy”)
(collectively “Plaintiffs-Appellees”) and Defendants-Appellants, William G.
Gettys (“William”), Floellen Sanchez-Rickard (“Floellen”), Victoria Foght Virga,
... More...
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United States of America v. Nicholas Alford District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln, NE - Nebraska Man Sentenced To Prison For Producing Child Pornography

A Nebraska man was sentenced on May 17, 2018 to 15 years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for producing child pornography in 2015, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Joseph P. Kelly of the Distr... More...
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United States of America v. Mark Damon Dunn Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Springfield Man Sentenced for Enticing a Minor for Sex

A Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor to engage in illicit sexual activity.

Mark Damon Dunn, 32, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips on May 16, 2018, to 12 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Dunn to... More...
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