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STATE OF OHIO v. DOUGLAS PRADE

Almost twenty years ago, a jury convicted Mr. Prade for the aggravated murder of
his ex-wife, Dr. Margo Prade. In 2013, a trial court found him actually innocent due, in large
part, to new DNA evidence. The court granted Mr. Prade’s motion for post-conviction relief, but
also found that he was entitled to a new trial “should [its] order granting post-conviction relief be
over... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - OH)

KENNETH MANLEY v. KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

At around 11 p.m. on June 21, 2016, Marysville Police Officer James Leis saw a truck driving with a burnt-out driver's side headlamp. Leis turned his patrol vehicle around and followed the truck for a short time but did not observe any erratic driving or other traffic violations. After Leis initiated his emergency lights, the truck pulled over without incident. Leis approached the driver's side of... More...   $0 (09-10-2018 - KS)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. AMY GONZALEZ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DAVID MATUSIEWICZ

David Matusiewicz1 and Christine Belford were married from 2001 to 2006, during which time they had three children, L.M.1, L.M.2, and K.M.1 (the “children”). The couple and their children also lived with Belford’s one child from a previous marriage, K.M.2.2 After their divorce, Belford and David engaged in a bitter custody dispute, during which David accused Belford of being an unfit mother and ... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - DE)

Ray K. Haynes v. Indiana University Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Ray Haynes was employed as an as-sistant professor in the Department of Education at Indiana University. At the end of his six-year probationary contract, he lost his bid for tenure. Haynes, who is black, alleges that the University denied his tenure application because of his race in violation of federal law. The district judge entered summary judgment for the University and we affirm. The judge’... More...   $0 (09-07-2018 - IN)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KURT L. MALLORY (17-3500); MARGARET L. MCKNIGHT (17-3537); SUSAN M. PIOCH (17-3538),

Martin Fewlas looked the part of a bar-dweller. Most days, he frequented various neighborhood establishments, drinking beer. At one such locale, he befriended Margaret McKnight. McKnight’s mother worked as a bartender, and McKnight often came by after school. Eventually, McKnight became a bartender too. She developed a close friendship with Fewlas—so much so that Fewlas invited McKnight to re... More...   $0 (09-05-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JUSTIN LARSON

A jury convicted Justin Larson of eight offenses related to his possession with intent to distribute and distribution of controlled substances and controlled substance analogues, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 813, 841, 846 (2012). One of the offenses was the distribution of a controlled substance analogue resulting in death, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 813, 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C). The district... More...   $0 (09-05-2018 - MD)

Delvecchio Patrick v. The State of Texas

On August 19, 2012, Vickie Cook found her thirty-two year old daughter, Deanna, dead in the bathtub of Deanna’s home.3 The medical examiner who conducted the autopsy concluded that Deanna’s death was caused by drowning and other homicidal violence. Suspicion immediately focused on appellant with whom Deanna had been in a tumultuous, volatile, and often violent relationship since 2008. He was ... More...   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Matthew Lane Durham Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Matthew Durham appeals his convictions and sentence on four counts for illicit
sex with minors in Kenya after travelling there from the United States. This opinion
addresses the following eight issues presented for appellate review.
1. Is 18 U.S.C. § 2423(c), the statute on which the convictions
were based, unconstitutional on its face and as applied to Mr.
Durham because it ex... More...
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Jamie L. Wilden v. Laury Transportation, LLC and Great Dan Limited Partnership Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

This Kentucky state-law products-liability case was brought on behalf of Janice T. Wilden and her young son, both of whom were involved in a serious traffic accident with an eighteen-wheel tractor-trailer. Janice Wilden suffered severe brain damage when her sedan was pulled beneath the side of the trailer in what is known as a “side-underride” crash. The only remaining defendant is Great Dane Limi... More...   $0 (08-23-2018 - KY)

A.L. v. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, US, Inc. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Orlando, Florida

This is a consolidated appeal of 30 separate lawsuits. Most plaintiffs-appellants are individuals with severe autism. Defendant-appellee is Walt Disney Parks and Resorts US, Inc. (“Disney”), a division of The Walt Disney Company.
In separate lawsuits, plaintiffs filed claims alleging that Disney, at six of its theme parks, fails to accommodate their disabilities, in violation of Title III of t... More...
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United States of Amrica v. Ancient Coin Collectors Guild District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

This appeal is pursued by the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild (the “Guild”) from the judgment in the District of Maryland ordering forfeiture to the United States of seven ancient Cypriot coins and eight ancient Chinese coins, which were imported into this country by the Guild. Incorporated within its challenge to the propriety of the district court’s summary judgment decision, the Guild contests th... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - MD)

United States of America v. W. Joseph Astarita District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

06/20/2017 1 Sealed Indictment as to W. Joseph Astarita (1) count(s) 1-3, False Statement 4-5, Obstruction of Justice (schm) Modified on 6/28/2017 (schm). Unsealed by Order #8 (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 2 Indictment Unredacted Version Filed Under Seal as to Defendant W. Joseph Astarita. (schm) (Entered: 06/20/2017)
06/20/2017 3 Defendant Information Relative to a Criminal Case She... More...
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FRANK ROBINSON v. STATE OF KANSAS

After an apartment house in Topeka burned and one of the tenants died, the United States government charged Robinson with arson resulting in death. When the federal government dismissed the charge before trial, the State of Kansas charged Robinson with felony murder and aggravated arson. All pertinent details of the state prosecution may be read in the direct criminal appeal reported in State v. R... More...   $0 (08-09-2018 - KS)

Zach Hillesheim v. Myron's Cards and Gifts, Inc. District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Zach Hillesheim sued Myron’s Cards and Gifts, Inc., seeking declaratory and
injunctive relief for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101-12213, and the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minn. Stat.
chapter 363A. He also seeks state-law 1 damages. Myron’s moved to dismiss.
Hillesheim did not respond to the motion, instead moving to amend his co... More...
   $0 (07-28-2018 - MN)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. ANTHONY BLAS YEPEZ

Jeannie “Anna” Sandoval was raised by George Ortiz (Victim), her adoptive
14 mother’s boyfriend. In 2012, Sandoval and her boyfriend, Defendant, were living
15 with Victim. According to Sandoval’s testimony at trial, Victim was often angry and
16 would fight with her. The tension between Sandoval and Victim would escalate when
17 they were drinking alcohol, and although the anger w... More...
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Kathryn L. Preston v. The State of Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

Preston’s conviction for the murder of Jose Mario Hernandez arose from a series of 1
events that occurred the afternoon before she called Llano County 911 to report a fire at her house.
In the 911 call played for the jury, Preston states that she thinks she will need some help, that she has
a fire in her house, and that “somebody better hurry up, I kinda got a controlled burn going her... More...
   $0 (07-23-2018 - TX)

United States of America, ex rel. Donald Palmer v. C&D Technologies, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this action under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729-3733 (2012), Donald Palmer (“Relator”) settled his claim with defendant C&D Technologies, Inc. (“C&D”), thereby entitling Relator to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Id. § 3730(d)(2).1 The parties, however, were unable to reach an agreement on attorneys’ fees. In contesting the fees, both parties adopted unproductive tactics and str... More...   $0 (07-22-2018 - PA)

Calvin Fletcher, Sr. v. Joseph Tomlinson Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Police Department (SLPD) Officers Nicholas Martorano and John
Moton appeal from the district court’s judgment, 1 entered upon a jury verdict, finding
that they used excessive force in their apprehension and arrest of Calvin Fletcher and
awarding damages to Fletcher totaling $600,000. They raise three issues on appeal:
(1) the district court erred in allowing Fletcher to r... More...
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ichael Donaldson a/k/a Michael Paul Donaldson a/k/a Mike Donaldson v. State of Mississippi

During an investigation for child pornography, the Mississippi Attorney General’s
Cyber Crime Unit (the “Cyber Crime Unit”), through Investigator Kyle Moore, obtained a
warrant to search Donaldson’s residence. Investigators seized over thirty items of digital
evidence; these items included a Dell laptop that was found on the toilet in the master
bathroom (“Laptop 1”) and a Dell la... More...
   $0 (07-09-2018 - MS)

TROY D. PRICE, JR. and ATLANTIC RO-RO CARRIERS, INC.; BALTIC MERCUR JOINT STOCK COMPANY v. MOS SHIPPING CO., LTD.

Troy D. Price, Jr., appeals the district court’s order entering judgment in favor of
Mos Shipping Co., Ltd. (“Mos”), following a jury trial, and the district court’s order
denying Price’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 59(a) motion for a new trial. Mos cross-appeals,
challenging the district court’s orders denying its pretrial motion for summary judgment
and granting the pretrial motion in l... More...
   $0 (07-06-2018 - MD)

Bill H. Dominguez v. Yahoo, Inc. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Appellant Bill Dominguez sued Yahoo!, Inc., alleging
that Yahoo violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
(TCPA)1 by sending him thousands of unsolicited text
messages. Dominguez now returns to this Court for the
second time appealing the District Court’s grant of summary
judgment in favor of Yahoo. For the reasons stated below,
we will affirm.

I.

The... More...
   $0 (07-03-2018 - PA)

United States of America v. Shawn Russell Sorensen Federal Courthouse - Sioux Falls, South Dakota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Shawn Russell Sorensen appeals following his jury trial conviction and
sentence, arguing that the district court erred in 1 failing sua sponte to exclude the
testimony of the government's fingerprint expert, in determining that the
1The Honorable Lawrence L. Piersol, United States District Judge for the
District of South Dakota.
government's error in initially misstating Sorens... More...
   $0 (06-26-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Richard E. Paulus, M.D. Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mark Twain once quipped that “there are three kinds of
falsehood: lies, damnable lies, and statistics.” Dr. Paulus begs to differ and insists that certain
statistical estimations cannot be false. As a cardiologist, Paulus interpreted hundreds of
angiograms—specialized x-rays that approximate how severely a person’s arteries are blocked.
A federal jury convicted him of committing he... More...
   $0 (06-25-2018 - TN)

Jonathon Farshid Fayyazi v. The State of Texas

Officer Delaney Green with the Southlake Police Department was on patrol
in her marked patrol car in Southlake in the early morning hours of April 9, 2016.
She testified at trial that around 3:00 a.m. she was traveling north on Davis
Boulevard when she noticed a vehicle—later identified as being driven by
Appellant—that appeared to be traveling at “a very high rate of speed.” ... More...
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Sean Stentiford v. Kinan K. Hreib, M.D. and Stephen E. Southard, M.D. Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Boston, MA - Jury Awards $18.4 Million In Damages To Plaintiff On Medical Malpractice Claim

Sean Stentiford sued Kinan K. Hreib, M.D. and Stephen E. Southard, M.D. on personal injury medical malpractice theory claiming the he was not tested and was not treated for HIV with the result that he developed AIDS.

02/05/2018 93 Assented to MOTION for Hearing by John Doe.(Angueira, Dav... More...
   $18400000 (06-20-2018 - MA)

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