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Tim Wooters v. Unitech International, Inc.

In this appeal from a judgment for conspiracy to breach a fiduciary duty, we determine whether sufficient evidence supports a finding that a non-employee conspired to aid an employee’s breach of fiduciary duty to his employer. Unitech International, Inc. sued two former employees when it discovered that those
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employees had stolen Unitech’s trade secrets in preparation for launching a com... More...
   $0 (01-26-2017 - TX)

Saticoy Bay, LLC v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

NRS 116.3116-.31168 2 grant a homeowners' association (HOA)
a superpriority lien for certain unpaid assessments and allow an HOA to
nonjudicially foreclose on such a lien if specific requirements are met. In
this appeal, we must determine whether these statutes violate a first
security interest holder's due process rights. We hold that neither the
HOA's nonjudicial foreclosure,... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. FREDERICK JOSEPH OLSON

The facts that lead to the charges for which Olson was convicted are not
at issue before the court. Olson was initially charged in two different trial
informations. One charged him with burglary in the third degree, as an habitual
offender, and possession of burglary tools. The other trial information charged
him with an attempt to commit murder and burglary in the first deg... More...
   $0 (01-26-2017 - IA)

ROBERT KROGMANN vs. STATE OF IOWA

Robert Krogmann shot his girlfriend several times. A jury found him guilty
of attempted murder and willful injury, and the supreme court affirmed his
judgment and sentence. See State v. Krogmann, 804 N.W.2d 518 (Iowa 2011).1
Krogmann filed a postconviction relief application raising several
ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims. The district court denied the application ... More...
   $0 (01-25-2017 - IA)

Brenda Guadalupe Trevino v. The State of Texas

On November 29, 2013, a 911 dispatcher received a report that Appellant’s 17-year-old
sister was threatening suicide and had a knife. El Paso Police Officer James O’Connor was
dispatched to the home. The jury heard three different versions of what occurred at the residence.
Officer O’Connor’s Testimony Officer O’Connor testified that Appellant’s mother met him at the front door of... More...
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Dara Marie Llorens v. The State of Texas

Dara Marie Llorens was charged with kidnapping and with interference with child
custody. See Tex. Penal Code §§ 20.03(a) (setting out elements of offense of kidnapping), 25.03(a)
(b) (governing offense of interference with child custody). Llorens entered an open plea of guilty
to both charges and requested that the district court assess her punishment for both charges. As part
o... More...
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John Joseph Foster v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that on the night of June 29, 2013, following a traffic stop,
Foster was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Evidence considered by the jury during trial
included the testimony of Deputy Grayson Kennedy of the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office,
who, while off-duty, claimed to have observed Foster’s vehicle commit multiple traffic violations;
Trooper Jo... More...
   $0 (01-23-2017 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ANTONIO M. BROWN, SR.,

We hold Brown reinitiated his interview with police after his unsuccessful attempt to contact a lawyer and in doing so knowingly and intelligently waived his previouslyinvoked right to counsel. Brown's subsequent inculpatory statements were freely and voluntarily given.

We hold further that the district court properly refused to give lesser included offense instructions for the felony-m... More...
   $0 (01-22-2017 - KS)

COMMONWEALTH vs. JOSHUA EDWARDS

The defendant, Joshua Edwards, has been
indicted for multiple offenses, including firearms offenses,
with which he was initially charged following the seizure and
search of a motor vehicle he had been driving. Before trial, he
moved to suppress evidence seized during the search of the
vehicle, invoking the Fourth Amendment to the United States
Constitution and art. 1... More...
   $0 (01-20-2017 - MA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MARKIS D. MITCHELL-BOYLES

On January 6, 2015, shortly after midnight, Sheena Mitchell, Markis' wife, called 911 alleging that Markis had threatened her with a gun in their shared two-story apartment. Later, Sheena would testify that Markis was angry with her because he believed that she had been flirting with another man. Following the 911 call, police arrived at the apartment and attempted to arrest Markis, but Markis had... More...   $0 (01-13-2017 - KS)

Asa Hairston v. State of Indiana

On June 18, 2015, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officers Sara
Didandeh and D. Wright1 responded to a report that Hairston was in the
middle of the street, dressed only in underwear,2 covered in blood, holding a
hammer, and yelling and screaming. In conducting a welfare check on the
situation, the officers located Hairston on a nearby porch. The officers noted More...
   $0 (01-01-2017 - IN)

Doris Racher v. Ron Lusk

In this appeal, Defendant Ron Lusk raises a single issue: whether the district court erred in concluding it had personal jurisdiction over him. Exercising jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, we affirm.
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Eryetha Mayberry and Rachel Mary Kingsbury both died in residence at the Quail Creek Nursing Home in Oklahoma City (Nursing Home), which was owned by the Westlake Nursing Home Limit... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. GREGORY DANIEL HUDSON

On the night of April 30, 2014, Hudson and his fiancé were at Prairie
Meadows Racetrack and Casino. At some point, the two engaged in a heated
discussion that drew the attention of Prairie Meadows security guards. On that
night, a Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy was working off-duty security at Prairie
Meadows. The deputy noticed the discussion and walked over to see what was <... More...
   $0 (12-21-2016 - IA)

JEREMIAH ANTHONY MARSHALL, a/k/a JEREMIAH ANTHONY MAHONEY v. THE STATE OF WYOMING,

In November 2014, Mr. Marshall was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for driving with its high-beam headlights on. During the stop, the officer learned from the driver of the vehicle that Mr. Marshall had given the officer a false name. The officer conducted a pat-down search of Mr. Marshall and detected an object in his left pant leg pocket. When the officer inquired about the object, ... More...   $0 (12-18-2016 - WY)

State of Vermont v. Patricia Kane

Defendant appeals the trial court’s order holding her without bail pending a probation revocation hearing. On appeal, defendant argues that pursuant to statute she has a right to bail. We reverse and remand.
¶ 2. The basic facts are not disputed. Defendant pleaded guilty to custodial interference in violation of 13 V.S.A. § 2451. In October 2014, she was sentenced to two-to-five years, al... More...
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LARRY A. BURNS, D.O., on behalf of himself and his patients v. TERRY L. CLINE, Oklahoma Commissioner of Health CARL B. PETTIGREW, D.O., Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners GREG MASHBURN, District Attorney for Cleveland, Garvin and McClain Counties

This Court has been asked to consider the constitutionality of SB 1848, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor on May 28, 2014. The effective date of the legislation was November 1, 2014. This legislation contains one section with twelve separate and unrelated sub-sections, A to L. Under the guise of the protection of women's health, SB 1848 requires an abortion facility to... More...   $0 (12-17-2016 - OK)

In Re: A-River City Bail Bond, Inc.

This appeal arises out of the appellant‟s failure to comply with the requirements of the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure for Bail Bond Companies, effective March 1, 2015, found under Rule 7 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Criminal Court of Tennessee for the Thirtieth Judicial District (“Local Rule 7”). After the enactment of
these rules, the appellant received a le... More...
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Antonio Waters v. State of Indiana

In September 2008, Waters went with S.C. to a bar, where they both consumed
several alcoholic drinks. They left the bar and went back to S.C.’s house.
Upon entering her home, Waters punched S.C. in the face, knocking her to the
ground. Waters locked the front door, straddled S.C. on the ground, and
continued punching her in the face and abdomen. S.C. fought to get Waters of... More...
   $0 (12-13-2016 - IN)

SEECO, INC., DESOTO GATHERING COMPANY, LLC, AND SOUTHWESTERN MIDSTREAM SERVICES COMPANY APPELLANTS V. SARA STEWMON ET AL

This is a class-action case. Appellants SEECO, Inc., DeSoto Gathering Company, LLC,
and Southwestern Midstream Services Company (collectively SEECO), are subsidiaries of
Southwestern Energy Company. In this interlocutory appeal, SEECO challenges an order of
the St. Francis County Circuit Court granting class certification to a group of landowners who
entered into natural-gas leas... More...
   $0 (12-12-2016 - AR)

JAMES F. VALLEY V. STATE OF ARKANSAS

The State filed a criminal information against Sherrie Currie for abuse of an adult on
April 21, 2015. The case was filed in the Craighead County Circuit Court. James Valley
entered an appearance on Currie’s behalf. The circuit court entered a scheduling order on
August 10, 2015, setting a motion and plea day for October 2, 2015, and a jury trial for
October 19 through October... More...
   $0 (12-12-2016 - AR)

Daniel Manuel Castorena a/k/a Daniel Castorena v. The State of Texas

With the trial court’s express permission,2 Daniel Manuel Castorena
appeals from his plea-bargained conviction and six-year sentence for aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon. See Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 22.02(a)(2) (West
2011). Appellant raises a single issue: “Whether the trial judge, abandoning his
role as a neutral and detached jurist to advise the defendant on the meri... More...
   $0 (12-09-2016 - TX)

KEN LAUBENSTEIN and BILLIE WALLACE v. BODE TOWER, L.L.C.,

BoDe Tower is an Oklahoma limited liability company which owns a tract of land in the Gooseneck Bend area of Muskogee County. The property lies less than three miles outside of the City of Muskogee near a sharp meander in the Arkansas River. In 2009, BoDe Tower began the process of securing authorization from state and federal officials for the construction of a telecommunications tower on the tra... More...   $0 (12-08-2016 - OK)

STATE OF KANSAS v. BRIAN A. MURRIN

Brian A. Murrin appeals following his convictions of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal trespass, and interference with law enforcement. Murrin argues (1) the district court erred by not instructing the jury on voluntary intoxication as a defense to the crimes of criminal trespass and interference with law enforcement, (2) the district court erred by failing to gi... More...   $0 (12-08-2016 - KS)

Alvin Waller, Jr. v. State of Tennessee

The Petitioner was convicted by a Madison County jury of especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and attempted voluntary manslaughter. The trial court merged the attempted voluntary manslaughter conviction into the aggravated assault conviction and sentenced the Petitioner to a sentence of ten years for aggravated assault and thirty years for especially aggravated kidnapping, to be ... More...   $0 (12-03-2016 - TN)

ESPN, Inc. and Paula Lavigne v. University of Notre Dame Police Department

The Notre Dame Security Police Department was established in 1977 by Resolution of the University of Notre Dame trustees. Through the University trustees, the Department is granted “[g]eneral police powers.” Ind. Code §§ 21-17-5-4(a)(1), (b) (2014). But beyond these traditional police functions, the Department also enforces the University student code and parietals,1 coordinates internal discip... More...   $0 (12-02-2016 - IN)

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