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The People of the State of Colorado v. Curtis A. Brooks

This case presents the question of whether Colorado’s recently enacted
sentencing scheme for juvenile offenders who received unconstitutional mandatory
sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole (“LWOP”) violates the
Special Legislation Clause of the Colorado Constitution. We conclude that it does not.
¶2 Based on acts that Brooks committed when he was fifte... More...
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United States of America v. Felipe Rodriguez and Brandon Montoya Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport, LA - Texas men plead guilty to trafficking 10 kilograms of fentanyl

Two Texas men pleaded guilty to trafficking more than 10 kilograms of fentanyl through Louisiana.

Felipe Rodriguez, 22, of McAllen, Texas, and Brandon Montoya, 24, of Kaufman, Texas, pleaded guilty before Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. According to t... More...
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United States of America v. Nedzad Juhic Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Urbandale Man Convicted of Transporting and Receiving Child Pornography

On September 5, 2018, following a two-day trial, a jury found Nedzad Juhic, age 46, of Urbandale, Iowa, guilty of receipt of child pornography and transportation of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Sentencing will be at a later date before United States District Cour... More...
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United States of America v. Pablo Duran Ramirez Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Cleveland, OH - Defendant Pleads Guilty in Connection with Ohio Labor Trafficking Scheme Involving Immigrant Minors

Pablo Duran Ramirez, 50, pleaded guilty on September 17, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Ohio, to encouraging the illegal entry of Guatemalan nationals, including unaccompanied minors, into the United States for financial gain, announced Acting Assistant Attorney ... More...
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Lisa Fleming v. Mark Vargos, Honorable Craig Pfeifle, Lynne A. Valenti District Court Dakota Federal Courthouse - Rapid City, South Dakota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and tribal members Madonna
Pappan and Lisa Young brought this action against various South Dakota officials
under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. They challenged procedures used in proceedings brought by
the State to remove children temporarily from their homes in exigent circumstances.
The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants were engaged in on... More...
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In the Interests of J.D.P., J.L.T., and T.K.C., Minor Children. MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

Mother is the biological mother of J.D.P., J.L.T., and T.K.C. Each child has a different father. In this appeal we are only concerned with the issue of the termination of Mother's rights. The record is extensive but a brief overview of the proceedings is helpful to an understanding of the issues on appeal. J.D.P., J.L.T., and T.K.C. were all adjudicated to be CINC in separate legal proceedings ... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Tenth Frame Cinemas, LLC; Danville Cinemas, LLC; Somerset Cinemas, LLC; and Morehead Cinemas, LLC, Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY - Department of Justice Announces ADA Settlement with Owner of Kentucky Theaters

The Department of Justice announced a settlement agreement with the owner of four Kentucky theaters, resolving complaints alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The complaints, filed with the Department, asserted that Tenth Frame Cinemas, LLC, in Mt. Sterling, Ky.; ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jamal P. Hicks

Defendant was indicted by the Montgomery County Grand Jury in February of 2016 for one count of violating the Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification and Tracking Act of 2004 (“the Act”) by “[f]alsification of a TBI registration form” as stated in Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-39-208(a)(2); one count of violating the Act by “[f]ailure to timely disclo... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Christopher DiFilippo, a/k/a “Kip” Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, IL - Former Mahomet Counselor Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

A California man, who previously provided counseling services at his home in Mahomet, Ill., was ordered to serve 18 months in prison for submitting false billings to health care insurers. Christopher DiFilippo, aka “Kip,” 40, of Bakersville, Ca., was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $514,297 to vari... More...
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Susan Hennen v. Metropolitian Life Insurance Company Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff-appellant Susan Hennen worked as a sales specialist for NCR Corporation from 2010 to May 2012, when she sought treatment for a back injury. As an employee, Hennen was covered by long-term disability in-surance under a group policy provided by defendant-appel-lee Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (“MetLife”). When physical therapy and surgery failed to resolve her injury,
2 No. 17-3... More...
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Lauren E. v. Lewisville Independent School District Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Lauren C., a young woman with disabilities previously in the Lewisville Independent School District, appeals the district court’s decision denying her attorneys’ fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq. While we rely on different grounds, we AFFIRM the district court’s judgment that Lauren is not a prevailing party for fee purposes.
The und... More...
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Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. JOSHUA ROSADO MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

The issue on appeal concerns the scope of the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing. In Commonwealth v. Edwards, 444 Mass. 526, 540 (2005), we held that a defendant forfeits the right to object to the admission in evidence of an unavailable witness's out-of-court statements on both confrontation and hearsay grounds if the Commonwealth proves by 2 a preponderance of the evidence that "(1) the ... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. CHARLES BROWN

Two Cleveland police officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of one involved in armed robberies. When the vehicle stopped, Brown jumped out of the passenger side in a shooting stance with a handgun aimed in the direction of the officers’ patrol car. The officers both took cover, expecting shots to be fired. One of the officers immediately heard and saw Brown ... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. BRYAN WILSON

In October 2017, Wilson was named in a 39-count indictment with three
other individuals — Jamal Commack, Allante Bush, and Rayshawn Foster. Wilson was
charged with participating in a criminal gang (Count 1), drug trafficking (Counts 3 and
16), having a weapon while under disability (Count 15), drug possession (Counts 17 and
18), and possessing criminal tools (Count 19). Coun... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- JONATHAN Q. SMITH

On March 28, 2017, appellant pled guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs
in violation of R.C. 2925.03, one count of illegal manufacture of drugs in violation of R.C.
2925.04, and one count of having weapon while under disability in violation of R.C.
2923.13 (Case No. CR2016-0391). By entry filed May 16, 2017, the trial court sentenced
appellant to an aggregate term of el... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. CHRISTOPHER R. LODWICK

Appellant, Christopher Lodwick, was indicted in the Scioto
County Court of Common Pleas on May 12, 2017, for one count of burglary,
a second-degree felony in violation of R.C. 2911.12(A)(1) and (D). The
indictment also included a repeat violent offender specification pursuant to
R.C. 2941.149. A superseding indictment was filed on September 5, 2017,
amending the burglary... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MYCHAEL JENKINS MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

This case arises from an altercation that took place between Jenkins and
Jade Hamilton on January 6, 2017. Following an investigation, Jenkins was charged
with one count of domestic violence and one count of assault. A jury trial was conducted
on July 20, 2017.
{¶ 5} During trial, Hamilton testified that she took her six-month old son to Dayton
Children’s Hospital beca... More...
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Richard Sander v. State Bar of California

Appellants and petitioners Richard Sander and the First Amendment Coalition
(Petitioners) challenge the trial court’s denial of their petition for writ of mandate seeking
to obtain information from the State Bar of California’s bar admissions database.
Specifically, Petitioners seek individually unidentifiable records for all applicants to the
California Bar Examination from 1972 t... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. BRANDON PENNINGTON

On the night of April 12, 2017, Ashley Herald invited her friend Donny
McKee to Pennington’s home in the Price Hill area of Cincinnati, where she had been
staying for several days. McKee, a tattoo artist, inked tattoos on both Herald and
Pennington that night and then left in the early hours of the 13th. Unbeknownst to
Pennington, McKee had taken a ring and some video games f... More...
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State of Iowa v. Elgin Shabazz Richmond Sr. MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

In September 2017, Richmond was charged with domestic abuse assault,
third or subsequent offense, and domestic abuse assault by strangulation. The
State alleged both charges were subject to the habitual-offender enhancement.
Richmond filed a financial affidavit and application for appointment of
counsel, in which he stated he did not have a job and had earned zero dollars in... More...
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United States of America v. Hector Antonio Cruz-Mercedes District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Foreign National Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Property, Identity Theft, Money Laundering

A citizen of the Dominican Republic and former resident of New York pleaded guilty yesterday to theft of government property, aggravated identity theft, money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, fraudulent use of a social security number, and failure to appear as or... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. ROGELIO PABLO MORALES

On April 19, 2015, Sioux City Police Officer Joshua Tyler was dispatched
on a report of an unconscious party. Upon his arrival, Officer Tyler found Officer
William Enockson administering CPR to Margarita Morales. Officer Tyler then was
advised by a bystander he should speak with Rogelio Morales. Officer Tyler
approached Morales, who was sitting on the front steps of the hous... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Steven Powell Western District of Texas Federal Courthouse - San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, TX - Texas Man Convicted of Tax Evasion

A federal jury in the Western District of Texas convicted a San Antonio man on three counts of tax evasion.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, between October 2000 and December 2013, Robert Steven Powell evaded the payment of more than $900,000 in income taxes for the years 1999 through 2009. Powell ... More...
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United States of America v. Centers Plan for Healthy Living (“Centers Plan”) Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Staten Island-Based Health Care Service Agrees to Pay More than $1.6 Million to Settle False Claims Act Suit Alleging Fraudulent Billing Practices

Centers Plan for Healthy Living (“Centers Plan”), a Staten Island-based company that provides services to people who are chronically ill or who need long-term health care services, has agreed to pay $1,650,000 to settle civil fra... More...
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