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ST. BERNARD PORT, HARBOR & TERMINAL DISTRICT Vs. VIOLET DOCK PORT, INC., LLC

This matter was remanded from the Louisiana Supreme Court for the
determination of just compensation for the Violet Dock Port’s expropriated
property.1 Over several years, St. Bernard Port (“the Port”) negotiated with Violet
Dock Port (“VDP”) for the purchase of its property along the Mississippi River
(“the Property”). After negotiations failed, the Port instituted expropria... More...
   $0 (09-14-2018 - LA)

Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach, et al.

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
   $0 (09-14-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Kenneth McLay District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

Bangor, ME - Old Town Man Pleads Guilty to Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

Kenneth McLay, 46, of Old Town, Maine, pleaded guilty on September 10, 2018 in U.S. District Court to distribution and possession of child pornography.

According to court records, the defendant obtained sexually explicit videos of a minor from the internet and uploaded some of these videos... More...
   $0 (09-13-2018 - ME)

Harmun Takhar v. The People ex rel. Feather River Air Quality Management District

This appeal challenges the trial court’s denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed at a
cross-complaint asserting causes of action arising from a civil enforcement action
brought by Feather River Air Quality Management District against Harmun Takhar for
multiple violations of state and local air pollut... More...
   $0 (09-13-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Oristel Soto-Peguero District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Norwood Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison for Heroin Trafficking

Defendant shot at the front door when officers arrived at his home

A Norwood man was sentenced on September 12, 2018 in federal court in Boston for distributing heroin in the Taunton area.

Oristel Soto-Peguero, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 22 years in... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Joe Simmons a/k/a "Profit" District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Boston Man Sentenced for Distributing Drugs in and Around Public Housing Development

An identified Boston gang member was sentenced on September in federal court in Boston for distributing drugs in and around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain.

Joe Simmons, a/k/a “Profit,” 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to seven years i... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Daniel Sullivan District of New Hampshire Federal Courthouse - Concord, New Hampshire

Concord, NH - Manchester Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Daniel Sullivan, 35, of Manchester, was sentenced to 168 months (14 years) in federal prison for the illegal possession of firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2015 and 2016, Sullivan purchased and traded several firearms in New Hamps... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - NH)

Amanda Kondrat'Yev v. City of Pensacola, Florida United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Pensacola, Florida

The City of Pensacola, Florida appeals a district court decision ordering it to remove a 34-foot Latin cross from a public park on the ground that the City’s maintenance of the cross violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Having concluded that we are bound by existing Circuit precedent, we find ourselves constrained to affirm.
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The pertinent facts are undisputed. In 1941, th... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - FL)

Friends of Riverside's Hills v. City of Riverside, Carlton R. Lofgren as Trustee etc.

Real parties in interest Carlton and Raye Lofgren, as Trustees of the Lofgren
Family Trust and the Lofgren 1998 Trust (the Lofgrens), sought a residential
development permit to build six single-family homes on a parcel of just over 11 acres in
Riverside. After respondent City of Riverside (the City) approved the permit and issued
a negative declaration stating the development did n... More...
   $0 (09-11-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Salmen Hernandez-Ayala United States District Court for the District of Vermont

Burlington, VT - Mexican Man Sentenced for Alien Smuggling

Salmen Hernandez-Ayala, 48, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced on September 10, 2018 in United States District Court in Burlington for transporting three illegal aliens within the United States. United States District Judge Christina Reiss sentenced Hernandez-Ayala to time served. Hernandez-Ayala has been in custody since his ar... More...
   $0 (09-10-2018 - VT)

Richard Lee Rynearson, III v. Robert Ferguson Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

This appeal calls on us to consider the scope of federal
court abstention under Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37 (1971).
In particular, we consider whether federal courts should
abstain from exercising jurisdiction over a constitutional
challenge to a state criminal statute while there are ongoing
state court protection order proceedings arguably related to
the challenge to t... More...
   $0 (09-10-2018 - WA)

William Hatcher v. MDOW Insurance Company Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

William Hatcher appeals following an adverse jury verdict on his claim seeking
additional insurance benefits for smoke and fire damage at his home. He argues the
district court misinterpreted his insurance policy as an actual-cash-value policy rather
than a replacement-cost policy. In addition, he raises an evidentiary issue, arguing the
district court improperly prevented him from... More...
   $0 (09-10-2018 - AR)

Suzanne J. Black v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes

The appellants (landowners) own eight lots in an area of
Rancho Palos Verdes that is the subject of a 1978 building
moratorium based on the resurgence of an ancient landslide.1 In
the trial court, the landowners sought relief from the building
moratorium and damages for inverse condemnation primarily on
the basis of our opinion in Monks v. City of Rancho Palos Verdes
(2008)... More...
   $0 (09-10-2018 - CA)

San Franciscans for Livable neighborhoods v. City and County of San Francisco

After preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) defendant City and County
of San Francisco (City) approved revisions of the housing element of its general plan.
San Franciscans for Livable Neighborhoods (SFLN) filed a petition for writ of mandate
challenging the adequacy of City’s EIR. The trial court denied relief and we affirm.
I. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
A. The... More...
   $0 (09-09-2018 - CA)

Darrel O. Mason v. Adams County Recorder, et al. Southern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cincinnati, Ohio

This is a civil-rights case, brought under the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3604(c); 42 U.S.C. § 1983; and 42 U.S.C. § 1985, challenging the maintenance of records that contain racially restrictive covenants such as deeds, plat maps, and other real-estate documents maintained by county recorders throughout the state of Ohio.
Plaintiff-Appellant, Darryl Mason, seeks injunctive relief to compel... More...
   $0 (09-06-2018 - OH)

NARRAGANSETT INDIAN TRIBE, acting by and through the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office v. RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION; ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION; RHODE ISLAND HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AND HERITAGE COMMISSION MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

We take the facts as described by the Tribe in its complaint. See Ocasio-Hernández v. Fortuño-Burset, 640 F.3d 1, 5 (1st Cir. 2011). The Tribe's grievance stems from an agreement reached between the Tribe and state and federal agencies under the auspices of the National Historic Preservation Act, 54 U.S.C. § 300101 et seq. (the "NHPA" or the "Act"). The NHPA requires federal agencies over... More...   $0 (09-05-2018 - RI)

Alaqua Lake Community Association, Inc. v. Taylor Morrison of Flrodia, Inc., et al. Seminole County Courthouse - Sanford, Florida

Sanford, FL - The Alaqua Lakes Community Association, Inc. sued Taylor Morrison of Flrodia, Inc., et al. on negligence theories claiming that the Defendants negligently constructed roads in and leading to the Association's property to its detriment and damage.

DATE NUMBER DOCKET CODE DESCRIPTION PAGES VIEW
08/30/2018 940 JINS JURY INSTRUCTIONS (FILED IN OPEN COURT) 30
08/3... More...
   $3800000 (09-05-2018 - FL)

Ditech Servicing, LLC v. Jerry Perez d/b/a Lighthouse Investments

Prior to the bench trial, the parties stipulated to the facts and to certain exhibits, from which we draw our recitation of the background facts. In their briefs, the parties make clear that the central issue in the case is the statute of limitations. The property in question is a house located in Edinburg, Texas (“the Property”). On January 13, 2006, Sarah McMaster borrowed $99,621.00 from ... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - TX)

Ridge Natural Resources, LLC, Calvin Smajstrla, Christopher Hawa and Wilson Hawa v. Double Eagle Royalty, LP Ridge Natural Resources LLC Mineral Rights

Although an in-depth examination of oil-and-gas principles is not necessary to resolve the merits of this appeal, we pause briefly to define the various rights at issue in a mineral estate so as to ground our subsequent discussion and provide context as to what rights the McDaniels purportedly believed they were conveying, and what rights may have actually been conveyed in the agreement the Mc... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Wendy Younger v. El Paso County Emergency Services District No. 2 and El Paso County, Texas

Wendy Younger purchased the lot at issue in the Montana Vista area in 1997. She purchased the property as part of an agreement between the Paso View Christian Association and the Montana Vista Volunteer Fire Department. Due to a rash of fires and resulting property loss in the area, the Association donated two lots on Kyle Road to the Fire Department in exchange for the department building a... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Watkins Brown Middle District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Columbus, Georgia

Columbus, GA - Columbus Felon Sentenced To More Than Eight Years In Prison For Possession Of A Firearm Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

Watkins Brown, age 25, of Columbus, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 103 months in prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Clay D. Land on August 21, 2018.

Mr. Brown... More...
   $0 (09-02-2018 - GA)

Robert Arthur Moses v. The State of Texas

Anna Moses, the decedent, grew up in Russia and moved to the United States after meeting appellant. Appellant and Anna married and appellant treated Anna’s young son, Igor, as his own. Anna was described as a beautiful, elegant woman who cared deeply for her family and friends. Although the couple seemed to have a happy marriage, several of Anna’s friends described appellant as controlling.... More...   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

Tara-Lee Campbell v. Brian Ackerman District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Bangor, Maine

In the aftermath of a four-day
jury trial culminating in a take-nothing verdict, plaintiffappellant
Tara-Lee Campbell challenges the district court's
exclusion of certain evidence.1 Concluding, as we do, that
Campbell's grounds for attacking one set of challenged evidentiary
rulings were not advanced below and that her remaining challenge
is moot, we affirm the judgment bel... More...
   $0 (09-01-2018 - ME)

Narragansett Indian Tribe v. Rhode Island Department of Transportation, et al. District of Rhode Island Federal Courthouse - Providence, Rhode Island Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Narragansett Indian Tribe (the "Tribe") appeals the district
court's dismissal of its complaint against a handful of federal and
Rhode Island agencies concerning a highway bridge reconstruction over
historic tribal land. At base, the Tribe contends that the state of
Rhode Island broke a promise made to the Tribe. Because this is not
the type of claim federal courts may... More...
   $0 (09-01-2018 - RI)

Theron Scott McDaniel v. The State of Texas

A. Written Plea Admonishments

McDaniel signed the written plea admonishments under the following paragraph: I sign this document after consulting with my attorney. I have read each and every paragraph above . . . and I fully understand each and every paragraph and admonishment herein. I am aware of the consequences of my plea. Furthermore, I have no questions about these admonishments,... More...
   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

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