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Mountainlands Conservancy, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, County of Los Angeles

1. The Legal Background: General Principles
The California Coastal Act (the Coastal Act) was passed in
1976. (Pub. Resources Code, § 30000 et seq.)
1 It is
“a comprehensive scheme to govern land use planning for the
entire coastal zone of California.” (Yost v. Thomas (1984) 36 Cal.3d
561, 565 (Yost).) The Coastal Act requires “all local governments
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Corey Spencer v. Charlie Mowat

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Jade Derrick Scales v. The State of Texas

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United States of America v. Shane Patrick Sprague

Pensacola, FL - The United States of America charged Shane Patrick Sprague with felony dog fighting.

A federal jury in Pensacola, Florida, convicted Shane Patrick Sprague, 35, of Pensacola, Florida, of felony conspiracy to violate the dogfighting prohibitions of the federal Animal Welfare Act. Co-defendants James "Tommy" Peek, 67, and Haley Cook Murph, 24, both of Milton, Florida, and Dav... More...
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State of Maine v. Jerry Ireland

Belfast, ME - The State of Maine charged Jerry Ireland, age 44, with animal cruelty for killing three of his pigs and the care that he provided to a surviving pig on his farm in 2018.... More...   $0 (02-29-2020 - ME)

Sells Clyde Reed III v. City of Los ngeles

Sells Reed III sued the City of Los Angeles for injuries he
sustained when he rode his bicycle into a rope attached to a
badminton net stretched across a paved path in MacArthur
1 The trial court granted the City’s motion for summary
judgment on multiple independent grounds: Reed’s suit was
barred by the doctrine of trail immunity (Gov. Code, § 831.4), no
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Brooke Logan Weekley v. The State of Texas

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In the pre-dawn hours of October 17, 2017, Brooke Logan Weekley stabbed
and killed her best friend and neighbor, complainant April Renee Franco.
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United States of America v. Chris Filline

San Antonio, TX - The United States of America charged Chris Filline with insurance fraud.

Castroville Animal Control Officer Ambrose Rymers admitted his role in a fraudulent insurance claim scheme involving 54-year-old former Castroville Police Chief Chris Filline and a third individual, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio D... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a/k/a Joseph Allen Schreibvogel, a/k/a "Joe Exotic"

Oklahoma City, OK - The United States of America charged Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a/k/a Joseph Allen Schreibvogel, a/k/a "Joe Exotic" with murder for hire, violating the Lacey Act and Violating the Endangered Species Act.

Defendant was sentenced to 22 years in prison after a federal jury convicted him of two counts of murder-for-hire, eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for fal... More...
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Larry Reinlasoder (Reinlasoder) was issued three citations for keeping a
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United States of America v. Christopher Casacci

Buffalo, NY - The United States of America sued Christopher Casacci with trafficking in African wild cats.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Christopher Casacci, 38, of Amherst, New York, with violating the Lacey Act and the U.S. Animal Welfare Act based on his trafficking of African wild cats in interstate commerce.

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Countryclub Homes, LLC and Valley Oaks Real Estate, LLC vs. Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Clean Water Commission, Lone Jack Neighbors for Responsible Agriculture, Powell Gardens, Inc., Elizabeth Deich, Ryan Deich and The Robert M. Chamness Trust, Collectively Know as the Powell Parties

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On December 19, 2017, David Ward submitted an application to the DNR for a
proposed Class IB CAFO, comprised of approximately 6,999 head of cattle, to be
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San Diegans For Open Government v. Public Facilities Financing Authority of the City of San Diego

A citizens’ taxpayer organization sued to invalidate
certain contracts allegedly made in violation of Government
Code section 1090. The question is whether Government Code
section 1092 gives plaintiff the statutory standing to do so. We
hold that section 10921 does not provide plaintiff a private right
of action because it was not a party to the contracts. The Court
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After two jury trials that resulted in deadlocked juries, Walker was convicted of three counts of aggravated robbery and one count of cruelty to animals at a third jury trial in January 2018.

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United States of America v. Peter Sepling

Peter Sepling moved under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 for the District Court to vacate the judgment of sentence imposed following his guilty plea based upon his attorney’s alleged ineffectiveness during his sentencing in 2014. Sepling asks us to vacate the order of the District Court denying this motion. We agree that he was prejudiced by his counsel’s ineffectiveness and we will therefore vacate the Distric... More...   $0 (12-03-2019 - PA)

Majorie Roesinger and Stephen J. Roesinger v. Petro Animal Supplies, Inc., et al.

Denver, CO - Majorie Roesinger and Stephen J. Roesinger sued Petro Animal Supplies, Inc.; Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc.; DH Pace Company, Inc., d/b/a Door Control Services; and Stanley Access Technologies, LLC on personal injury negligence theories claiming to have been injured and/or damages as a direct result of an accident at a Peto Store.... More...   $0 (11-29-2019 - CO)

MWI Veterinary Supply Co., d/b/a MWI Animal Health v. Ellice Glaser

Madison, WI - MWI Veterinary Supply Co., d/b/a MWI Animal Health sued Ellice Glaser on a negligence theory.

The claims made and defenses asserted are not available.... More...
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Bill Barr is the President of Bill Barr and Company, Inc., a distributer of animal health products. Wirtz is Barr's former stepson and oversaw information technology for the company. In 2013, Barr began preparing for retirement and started to explore options for poss... More...
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Tanner worked as a bus driver for the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority from 2002 to 2015. As an employee of the Transit Authority, Tanner was a member of KPERS. In 2006, Tanner was diagnosed with Graves' disease and had her thyroid removed sometime that year. In 2011,... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Gene P. Lund

Guthrie, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Gene P. Lund with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: ABDOM, DOMESTIC ABUSE (ASSAULT & BATTERY), in violation of 21 O.S. 644
Date of Offense: 08/13/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
LUND, GENE P Disposed: CONVICTION, 11/14/2019. Nolo Contendere Plea
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A.C. began dating Perales in September 2016. A few months later, she broke up with him after "he basically all but held [her] hostage in [her] apartment for a night." She then left for California. Perales began sending A.C. cryptic, intimidating Facebook messages. On... More...
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On December 9, 1998, a jury convicted Baert of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated criminal sodomy, rape, two counts of criminal threat, battery, and domestic battery. On January 13, 1999, after finding that Baert had a criminal history score of A,... More...
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Jorge Alejandro Rojas v. Federal Aviation Administration

Plaintiff Jorge Rojas filed several requests under the
Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 (FOIA), and the
Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. § 552a, with the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA), seeking records related to
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United States of America v. Santerrio Montinez Smith

Columbia, SC - Columbia Man Convicted on Federal Dog Fighting Charge

Santerrio Montinez Smith, age 32, of Columbia, was convicted by a federal jury on a dog fighting charge after a day-and-a-half long trial before United States District Judge M... More...
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