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RONALD HIGHT JR. v. STATE OF FLORIDA

In 2012, appellant was charged with second-degree murder. Appellant filed a motion to dismiss under section 776.032 of the Stand Your Ground law and a pre-trial immunity hearing took place in 2014. After the denial of his motion, appellant went to trial and was convicted of a lesser included offense, manslaughter, in 2016. Appellant appealed his conviction. During the pendency of his appeal, t... More...   $0 (08-08-2018 - FL)

United States of America v. Richard A. Olsen Eastern District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Spokane, Washington Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Spokane, WA - Lockheed Martin Corporation/Mission Support Alliance Employee Enters Settlement of Alleged False Claims Act Violations in Connection With Contracts at Hanford Site

Richard A. Olsen agreed to pay $124,440 to resolve claims that he violated the False Claims Act by submitting inflated prices in connection with a subcontract between Mission Support Alliance, LLC (MSA), a prime c... More...
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Jeffery Allen Oppedahl v. Mobile Drill International Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Jeffery Oppedahl was injured in a gruesome accident involving a
truck-mounted drill and auger that left him 1 a quadriplegic. Oppedahl, his wife, and
his children (collectively “Plaintiffs”) sued Mobile Drill Company, Inc. (“Mobile
Drill”), the manufacturer of the drill and auger. As relevant to this appeal, the district
court2 first dismissed Plaintiffs’ strict products ... More...
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Raymond Blech v. Richard Blech, Commercial Bank as Trustee, etc.

Arthur Blech died in 2011, leaving an estate worth in
excess of $65 million. At his death, his estate planning
documents included the Arthur Blech Living Trust, as amended,
and his will, which provided for the “pour over” of most of his
remaining assets into the Trust, to be administered as part of the
corpus of the Trust by a third party trustee. Arthur left most of
his es... More...
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The William R. Lee Irrevocable Trust v. Lester L. Lee Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Lester Lee merged two companies he controlled. A trust administered by his nephews, with a pre-merger minority interest in one of the companies, dissented from the merger pursuant to Indiana’s Dissenters’ Rights Statute and obtained a judgment against that company. Lester filed a personal bankruptcy petition. The Trust commenced an adversary proceeding in that bankruptcy action, seeking to pierce ... More...   $0 (08-07-2018 - iN)

Mary Anselmo v. Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Mary Anselmo attended Los Angeles Pierce College (Pierce College), a
public community college within the Los Angeles Community College District. On
March 4, 2016, Anselmo traveled to Grossmont College as a member of the Pierce
College Women's Volleyball team to participate in an intercollegiate beach volleyball
tournament. The Grossmont College campus and the volleyball c... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - CA)

Daniel Jeremy Torres v. The State of Texas

On December 20, 2015, Torres, Juan, and David, all brothers, were living at 514 Porter,
San Antonio, Texas. By all accounts, Juan was subleasing and was responsible for the rent. At
some point during the evening, David and Torres decided they needed to make some “fast money”
to help Juan with the rent. When Juan and Torres refused to allow David to sell his laptop, David
dec... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - TX)

Wilbert Macy v. GC Services, Limited Parternship Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Plaintiffs Wilbur Macy and Pamela J. Stowe
(Plaintiffs) brought this putative class action against GC Services Limited Partnership (GC), a
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debt collector, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692 et seq. Plaintiffs alleged that GC, in attempting to collect debt owed by Plai... More...
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KIRK LASSEND v. UNITED STATES

In July 2010, two individuals in Fitchburg, Massachusetts called 911 to report that Lassend had been walking up and down the street with a gun and firing shots into the air. Police officers placed Lassend under arrest at the scene. The officers recovered ammunition from Lassend's pocket and found a gun in an unlocked closet in the common hallway of a nearby apartment building. A search of... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - MA)

STATE OF CONNECTICUT v. MARQUIS J. HARPER

. The defendant, Marquis J. Harper, appeals from the judgment of conviction, rendered after a jury trial, of one count of attempt to commit robbery in the first degree as an accessory in violation of General Statutes §§ 53a-8 (a), 53a-49 (a) (2) and 53a-134 (a) (2). On appeal, the defendant claims that (1) the evidence adduced at trial was insufficient to sustain his conviction and (2) the court i... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - CT)

State of Tennessee v. Roger Reed

A Shelby County Criminal Court jury convicted the defendant of the November 1, 2014 first degree murder and especially aggravated robbery of the victim, Don Smith.
The evidence adduced at the defendant’s trial established that the victim’s partially-clothed body was discovered in a wooded area in Memphis by a man walking his dog. An autopsy established that the victim suffered a single gunsho... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. LEONIDES BONES

This is an appeal by the defendant, Leonides Bones, from his conviction, after a trial by jury, of possession of a class A controlled substance with intent to distribute, see G. L. c. 94C, § 34, and, following a subsequent jury-waived trial conducted in accordance with G. L. c. 278, § 11A, of being a second or subsequent offender.1 The defendant argues that his motion to suppress was improp... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - MA)

Carolyn Staats v. Vintner's Golf Club, LLC

Plaintiff Carolyn Staats nearly died after being attacked by a swarm of yellow
jackets while playing golf on a Yountville course operated by Vintner’s Golf Club, LLC
(Club). She sued the Club for general negligence and premises liability, but the trial
court granted summary judgment against her on the basis that the Club owed no duty to
protect its patrons from yellow jackets that ... More...
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United States of America v. David Klimenko Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Louisiana Revised Statutes § 14:122 criminalizes “the use of violence, force, or threats” on any public officer or employee with the intent to influence the officer’s conduct in relation to his position. Travis Seals threatened police when arrested; he facially challenges Section 14:122 as unconstitutionally overbroad in violation of the First Amendment. The district court agreed with
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STATE OF OHIO vs. HOWARD LESTER

In February 2017, Lester was charged in a 20-count indictment, along with the
following three codefendants: his sister, Sonya Cammon (“Cammon”), Robert Shepard
(“Shepard”), and Vernell Jordan (“Jordan”).1 Lester was charged in 11 of those counts. The
charges against him included four counts of felonious assault (Counts 1-4), two counts of having
a weapon while under a disab... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JERMAR W. WHITE

Jermar W. White was convicted after a bench trial in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor (10 or more years older than the victim), pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of trafficking in persons, and two counts of compelling prostitution in furtherance of human trafficking. White was acquitted of two additional charges. The trial co... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JERRY V. RAMEY, JR.

This case arises from the March 21, 2016, death of Earl Davis, Jr. Davis
was in his home located on Strand Avenue in Dayton when he was strangled to death by
Ramey. Ramey was indicted on one count of murder (proximate cause aggravated
burglary) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), one count of murder (proximate cause felonious
assault) in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), one count o... More...
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U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Inc. v. Big South Wholesale of Virginia, L.L.C. Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Defendants Jason Carpenter, Christopher Small, Big South Wholesale, LLC, and Big South Wholesale of Virginia, LLC, d/b/a Big Sky International, appeal the district judge’s order granting a motion to reconsider a predecessor district judge’s order which had granted Defendants’ petition to substitute the United States as a party defendant under the Westfall Act. See 28 U.S.C. § 2679(b). The Westfall... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - NC)

David Lacagnina v. Comprehend Systems, Inc.

After a 10-day trial, a jury ruled in favor of appellant David Lacagnina on his
claims for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair
dealing against respondents Comprehend Systems, Inc. (Comprehend) and its two
cofounders, Richard Morrison and Jud Gardner. From June 1, 2012 to November 20,
2013, when he was terminated, Lacagnina worked for Compreh... More...
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STATE OF MISSOURI v. VICTOR D. VICKERS, JR.

The determination of whether there has been a violation of speedy trial rights involves a balancing process. In determining whether the right to speedy trial has been violated, the Court is to consider and balance all of the circumstances and to weigh four factors: Length of delay, the reason for the delay, the defendant’s assertion of his right, and prejudice to the defendant.

2. Di... More...
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Dylan Andrew Quick v. The State of Texas

Appellant was a student at Lone Star College. On the date of the offenses, appellant’s mother dropped him off at the campus before his scheduled class. Appellant brought with him an Exacto knife1 and other sharp implements. Instead of attending his scheduled class, appellant walked around campus. According to appellant’s counsel, appellant walked to try to quell his compulsive thoughts about h... More...   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Steven Scott Apilado v. The State of Texas

On the evening of November 28, 2015, Appellant’s 79-year old father, Vincent Apilado
was shot in his home and died from a gunshot wound to the head. On the evening of Victor’s
death, his wife, Elsa, was watching television in her bedroom while Victor and Appellant watched
television in the living room. After Vincent decided to go to sleep, Appellant informed his
mother, and s... More...
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Mary E. Jones v. Danita Sorenson

Despite the prevalence of “do-it-yourself” manuals and television shows, most
homeowners eventually decide that some home repairs or maintenance would best be
done by hiring someone to do the work. Inevitably, some workers are injured. There are
sometimes confusing rules about when a homeowner is liable for injuries to workers on
the property, either in tort or under the workers’ c... More...
   $0 (08-03-2018 - CA)

In Re: Southwest Airlines Voucher Litigation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This is the third appeal regarding
attorney fees to stem from a class action against Southwest
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Airlines after it stopped honoring in‐flight drink vouchers for
customers who bought “Business Select” fares. We thought
the case was over after the first appeal, In re Southwest Airlines
Voucher Litigation (Southwest I), 799 F.3d 701 (7th Cir. 2015), bec... More...
   $0 (08-02-2018 - IL)

Christopher Mielo and Sarah Heinzl v. Steak 'N Shake Operations, Inc. Western District of Pennsylvania Courthouse - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In this class action lawsuit, two disability rights advocates have sued Steak ’n Shake under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Alleging they have personally experienced difficulty ambulating in their wheelchairs through two sloped parking facilities, these Plaintiffs seek to sue on behalf of all physically disabled individuals who may have experienced similar difficulties at Steak ’n Sh... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

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