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STATE OF KANSAS v. ANDRE NIGEL KING

The events occurring between King and his estranged wife, M.K., on May 3, 2014, resulted in the State charging King with one count of rape in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5503, and one count of aggravated kidnapping in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5408(b). The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the rape count but found King guilty of aggravated kidnapping.

In order to unde... More...
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Aaron Charles Hill v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Sorrells for possession of a controlled substance, a state
jail felony, and the indictment included several enhancement paragraphs. See Tex.
Health & Safety Code Ann. § 481.115(b) (West 2017); Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
12.425 (West Supp. 2017). Sorrells was tried jointly for the offenses of felony
possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault wi... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Mark Anthony Sorrells v. The State of Texas

A grand jury indicted Sorrells for possession of a controlled substance, a state
jail felony, and the indictment included several enhancement paragraphs. See Tex.
Health & Safety Code Ann. § 481.115(b) (West 2017); Tex. Penal Code Ann. §
12.425 (West Supp. 2017). Sorrells was tried jointly for the offenses of felony
possession of a controlled substance and aggravated assault wi... More...
   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Aenaudo Brothers, L.P v. Agricultural Labor Relations Board, United Farm Workers of America, Real Party in Interest

ORIGINAL PROCEEDING; petition for writ of review.
Charley M. Stoll, Rachelle O. Tejada and Anne W. Nilsen for Petitioners.
J. Antonio Barbosa, Paul M. Starkey and Todd M. Ratshin for Respondent.
Martinez Aguilasocho & Lynch and Mario G. Martinez for Real Party in Interest.
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writ proceeding addresses decisions by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board
(Board) that ... More...
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Naruto v. David John Slater Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco

We must determine whether a monkey may sue humans,
corporations, and companies for damages and injunctive
relief arising from claims of copyright infringement. Our
court’s precedent requires us to conclude that the monkey’s
claim has standing under Article III of the United States
Constitution. Nonetheless, we conclude that this
monkey—and all animals, since they are not hu... More...
   $0 (04-30-2018 - CA)

State of Vermont v. Jack Sawyer

Defendant Jack Sawyer appeals the trial court’s decision holding him without bail. Defendant is charged with four separate counts, each predicated on his alleged attempt to commit a crime, and three of which are punishable by life imprisonment. The sole question before this Court is whether the evidence of guilt is great that defendant attempted to commit any of the four charged crimes given the... More...   $0 (04-28-2018 - VT)

BIG SANDY COMPANY, L.P. v. EQT GATHERING, LLC and EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY

The majority of the facts are undisputed. On August 1, 2003, Big Sandy
entered into a Pipeline Easement Agreement (the Agreement) with Kentucky
West Virginia Gas Company, LLC (KWVA). KWVA is EQT's predecessor in
interest. In the Agreement, Big Sandy. granted KWVA an easement for the
construction, operation, and maintenance of a pipeline. The parties refer to the ·
·pipelin... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. CHRISTOPHER HUTSELL

In March 2015, Mr. Hutsell and the victim, Julia Anderson (―Ms.
Anderson‖), had been in a romantic relationship for about twenty-one or twenty
two days. Both were part of a traveling community and were in New Orleans
during this time period. On March 19, 2015, around 10:00 p.m., the couple, along
with their three dogs, were in the parking lot of the McDonald‘s (... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. CODY ALAN BARTA

The facts establish that on June 3, 2016, the vehicle Barta was driving was stopped in Ellsworth County for a defective tag light. After stopping Barta's vehicle, the officer's suspicion that Barta was impaired led to an investigation resulting in Barta's arrest. Barta has stipulated that there was probable cause to arrest him for DUI. He was transported to the Ellsworth County Law Enforcement Cen... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

ELIJAH N. RAMDORSINGH v. STATE OF KANSAS

In September 2010, the State charged Ramdorsingh with one count of possession of cocaine and one count of driving while suspended in Shawnee County case No. 10 CR 1630. In January 2011, the State charged Ramdorsingh in Shawnee County case No. 11 CR 95 with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of conspiracy to commit kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit ... More...   $0 (04-21-2018 - KS)

Chad Barry Barnes v. Sea Hawaii Rafting, LLC 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
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ancient maritime remedy of maintenance a... More...
   $0 (04-20-2018 - HI)

Truitt Russell Cook v. The State of Texas

Appellant does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence so we will mention
only so much of the background facts as necessary for our disposition of his issues. On
February 12, 2015, appellant and Tianna Insall robbed the A1 Smoke Shop in rural
Tarrant County. They wore dark glasses and bandannas. Appellant carried what the two
store employees called “a gun.” Once insid... More...
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Achikam Shapira v. Lifetech Resources

Appellant Achikam Shapira sued his former employer,
Lifetech Resources, LLC, for breach of an employment contract.
The case proceeded to a bench trial; the parties presented their
evidence and rested. The parties and court agreed that the
parties would submit closing arguments in written briefs. Before
Shapira submitted his closing argument brief, he requested that
the cour... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - CA)

Lisa Demargee v. Laura Pederson; Amy Van Ness District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

As this court has stated repeatedly, families have a “wellelaborated
constitutional right to live together without
governmental interference.” Wallis v. Spencer, 202 F.3d
1126, 1136 (9th Cir. 2000); accord Kirkpatrick v. Cty. of
Washoe, 843 F.3d 784, 789 (9th Cir. 2016) (en banc); Burke
v. Cty. of Alameda, 586 F.3d 725, 731 (9th Cir. 2009); Rogers
v. Cty. of San Joaquin, 48... More...
   $0 (04-09-2018 - AZ)

THE SAUNDERS GROUP L.L.C. v. KAW VALLEY STATE BANK

The Saunders Group L.L.C. (Saunders) raises two issues on appeal: (1) whether the district court erred in dismissing Saunders' petition, and (2) whether the district court erred in assessing a $250 fine to Saunders' attorney. We affirm the district court based on Saunders' utter abandonment of these claims of error on appeal.

The facts are well known to the parties and their attorneys ... More...
   $0 (04-02-2018 - KS)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. RICKY RICHARDSON, a/k/a MARK RICHARDSON

Defendant Ricky Richardson appeals from the denial of his
motion to suppress controlled dangerous substances that Detective
Keith Walcott of the New Brunswick Police Department found inside
an opaque plastic bag defendant allegedly tossed out a window just
after police entered the house, in which he was located, to execute
an arrest warrant for unrelated individuals. He a... More...
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STATE OF LOUISIANA V. KYVONTE LATRELL EAGLIN

The defendant, Kyvonte Latrell Eaglin, attended a party at the American
Legion Hall in Jennings on August 8, 2015. An altercation broke out, and a group
moved outside. The defendant went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun. Shots from
one or more firearms were fired, and the victim, Jawon Lennette, was killed.
The defendant was indicted for second degree murder, a violation o... More...
   $0 (03-30-2018 - LA)

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 KANSAS v. TAYLOR ARNETT

On January 8, 2013, Taylor Arnett lent her mother's car to Joseph Stroble and Brandon Bryant so the two could break into houses. Allegedly, Stroble and Bryant then burglarized two different houses, damaging one in the process, and stole over $50,000 worth of property. Stroble returned the car to Arnett later that evening and gave her $200.

Arnett pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit ... More...
   $0 (03-27-2018 - KS)

LAZARO V. GUERRA-HERNANDEZ vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

On June 8, 2015, Guerra-Hernandez was charged by an amended information with three
counts: 1) second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer; 2) driving while intoxicated; and
3) driving while license was revoked. Guerra-Hernandez pled guilty on all counts. On July 20,
2015, judgment was entered finding Guerra-Hernandez guilty on all charges. On July 29, 2015,
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Haskell G. Greer, et al. v. City of Highland Park, Michigan, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Countroom - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Individual defendants (“the officers”) in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983
matter appeal the district court’s denial of their motion for judgment on the pleadings based on
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qualified immunity. Because we find that the complaint states a plausible claim that the officers
violated the plaintiffs’ clearly established F... More...
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United States of America v. D'Hati Coleman, a/k/a Q District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

The overriding question in this
appeal is whether the district court appropriately denied an
offense-level reduction for acceptance of responsibility under the
sentencing guidelines. The answer to this question depends, in
large part, on whether the court appropriately found certain
conduct to be "relevant conduct" within the meaning of USSG §1B1.3.
Here, however, a procedu... More...
   $0 (02-28-2018 - ME)

Leonid Goncharov v. UBER Technologies, Inc.

Plaintiffs Leonid Goncharov, Mohammed Eddine, Alan Freberg, Trevor Johnson,
Peter Kirby, and Jeremy Watt filed a putative class action lawsuit against Uber
Technologies, Inc. (Uber) for providing unlicensed transportation services that
appropriated passengers and income from licensed taxicab drivers. In the second
amended complaint (SAC), plaintiffs alleged Uber failed to comply wi... More...
   $0 (01-30-2018 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. MONICA L. FOWLER

The Ross County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Monica
Fowler with one count of possession of cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.11, a first
degree felony.
{¶4} Through her appointed trial counsel, Fowler filed a motion to suppress “all
evidence obtained as a result of the unlawful and illegal warrantless arrest by the Ohio
State Highway Patrol.” Her motion raise... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Ricky Olson Western District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Madison, Wisconsin

We do not know whether Ricky Olson entered a voluntary and intelligent guilty plea on September 9, 2016, because the district court never asked the right questions. Several weeks earlier, the court had granted Olson’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea and to proceed to trial. But matters did not rest there. Instead, on September 9 the district court brought the motion to withdraw the guilty
2... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - WI)

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