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STATE OF OHIO v. LORETTA A. PHILLIPS

Appellant owned Solutions Counseling Center in Sebring. She was a counselor with plans to become a clinical psychologist. As a counselor, Appellant was not eligible to receive a provider number from the Ohio Department of Medicaid in order to directly seek reimbursement for rendering services to clients who used the traditional Medicaid option. (Under traditional Medicaid, a counselor had to wo... More...   $0 (09-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- ADRIAN L. WILLIAMS

During the early morning hours of June 24, 2017, a fight broke out at The Flames, a motorcycle club in Zanesville, Ohio. Bouncers turned the lights on in the club and began moving people outside to the parking lot. As people were leaving the club, Carlton “Dre” Ferrell assaulted Keith Haddock’s girlfriend, which led to a fight in the parking lot between Ferrell and Haddock. {¶3} As Ferrel... More...   $0 (09-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. RUSSELL LEWIS

This is an appeal from an Adams County Common Pleas Court judgment of conviction and sentence. Russell Lewis, defendant below and appellant herein, assigns the following errors for review: FIRST ASSIGNMENT OF ERROR: “THE APPELLANT WAS DENIED EFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL AS IS GUARANTEED BY THE SIXTH AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES ... More...   $0 (09-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JOHNATHAN D. JOHNSON

Karrin Harris (“Harris”) and Johnson began dating in May 2010. In July 2016, Harris and Johnson stopped living together. Harris testified that the relationship had ended at this time; but Johnson believed that the two were still romantically involved on the date of the incident. Because Harris and Johnson were co-parenting their four year-old child, J.H., they continued to see each other freque... More...   $0 (09-21-2018 - OH)

SERGIO GARZA v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

At trial, David Godsey testified that on the night of the accident, he saw the body of Charlene Payte lying partially in the road on the edge of Highway 182. He stopped to investigate and found Charlene Payte facedown and unresponsive; he called 911, but she passed away before she could receive medical assistance. Godsey heard Joe Payte yelling; he found Joe lying in the ditch severely injur... More...   $0 (09-20-2018 - AR)

Dr. Reinhold Munker v. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University System

The plaintiff, Dr. Reinhold Munker, was a tenured professor of medicine at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was officially employed by the defendant, Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University System (“the Board”). 1 The plaintiff was a professor/researcher in the field of hematology and oncology. On the morning of August 18, 2015, the departme... More...   $0 (09-20-2018 - LA)

Jared Eugene Wilson v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with the murder of Tommy Wilson by shooting Tommy with a firearm. Appellant pleaded “not guilty.” At trial, the record demonstrated that the shooting occurred at the Royal Inn and Suites. Amanda Hall testified that, on July 4, 2016, Appellant allowed Hall and her children to stay in his motel room. Hall owned a firearm, which she placed in the nightstand drawer. S... More...   $0 (09-20-2018 - TX)

Walter Lewis Griffis v. The State of Texas

On April 4, 2016, Appellant drove his pickup around a curve in the highway when, according to his testimony, he swerved to avoid an oncoming car. Appellant lost control of his pickup. The vehicle came to rest in the ditch beside the road after it began to roll over on its side and then righted itself. Troy Mortenson testified that Appellant passed him at a high rate of speed just before losing ... More...   $0 (09-20-2018 - TX)

Timoteo Jesus Garza, Jr. v. The State of Texasn

The child involved in this case was Garza’s great-grandson, G.G.,3 who was five years old at the time of the assault. The child involved in the companion case, C.V., was six years old and was visiting Garza’s home at the time of the assault. G.G.’s mother, Lacy,4 testified that Garza was living with Lacy’s mother, whom G.G. called Nana, in a house in Windom during the late summer of 2016 and ... More...   $0 (09-19-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. John P. Ramirez, M.D., Ann Nwoko Shepherd, and Yvette Nwoko Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Physician and Two Clinic Operators Found Guilty for Their Roles in $17 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a physician and two clinic owners and operators guilty on September 18, 2018 for their roles in a $17 million Medicare fraud scheme.

John P. Ramirez (Ramirez), M.D., 64; Ann Nwoko Shepherd (Shepherd), 62; and Yvette Nwoko (Nwoko), 30, all of Hous... More...
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Shayne Daniel Afzal v. The State of Texas

In response to an early-morning report of trouble, police officers arrived at a Longview apartment complex occupied by Shayne Daniel Afzal and others. As the officers approached the apartment that appeared to be the epicenter of the trouble, they heard “several blasts” coming from what sounded like a shotgun. After officers took cover, they heard Afzal “screaming unintelligibly.” They obser... More...   $0 (09-19-2018 - TX)

Rosa Spears v. The State of Texas MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

While Spears was driving her Toyota Tundra in Lewisville, Texas, sometime
between 11:00 and 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016, she drove off the road and
struck a utility pole. The pole broke, and the power in the surrounding area went out.
The impact caused the pickup’s airbags to deploy and caused major damage to the
vehicle. After impact, Spears drove 472 feet and park... More...
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Ronnie James Monroe v. The State of Texas

At trial, Mother3 testified that she began dating Monroe right before Christmas
2013. She met him on a social website, and he moved in with her and her two
children sometime around June 2014. Mother averred that on June 11, 2016, she,
Monroe, Girl, and Boy attended a family reunion at a nearby lake. Girl was six years
old at the time.
According to Mother, the group left... More...
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United States of America v. Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton Norman District of Alaska Federal Courthouse - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, AK - Hackers’ Cooperation with FBI Leads to Substantial Assistance in Other Complex Cybercrime Investigations

Defendants Responsible for Creating the “Mirai” and Clickfraud Botnets Continue to Assist FBI as Part of their Sentencing

Three defendants have been sentenced for their roles in creating and operating two botnets, which targeted “Internet of Things” (IoT) devic... More...
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United States of America v. Matthew Price Multnomah County Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Portland Marijuana Business Owner Receives Federal Prison Sentence for Tax Crimes

Oregon’s first state-legal retail marijuana proprietor sentenced for federal tax crimes

Matthew Price, 32, of Portland, was sentenced today to seven months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $262,000 for willfully failing to file federal income tax returns in four consecu... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher Owens Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Francisco, CA - Former Medical Doctor Sentenced To Over Three Years In Prison For Unlawfully Prescribing Oxycodone

Christopher Owens was sentenced to 41 months in prison for unlawfully prescribing oxycodone hydrochloride without a medical purpose. The sentence was handed down on September 18, 2018 by the Honorable William Alsup, U.S. District Judge.

Owens pleaded guilty on M... More...
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United States of America v. Marc Edward Mani Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Los Angeles, CA - Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Sentenced to Year in Federal Prison for Concealing Offshore Bank Account from Federal Officials

A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon was sentenced on September 18, 2018 to one year and one day in federal prison for failing to disclose to federal authorities a foreign bank account in which he deposited some of the nearly $1.3 million he earned whi... More...
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Herman N. Nunes v. HIE Holdings, Inc. Federal Courthouse - Honolulu, Hawaii

In 2008, Congress enacted the ADA Amendments Act
(“ADAAA”), which broadened the definition of disability
under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”),
42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq. As relevant to this appeal, the
ADAAA expanded the scope of the ADA’s “regarded-as”
definition of disability. We have not opined on this issue
in the ten years since the ADAAA was enacted and s... More...
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Alec Marsh v. J. Alexander's, L.L.C. District of Arizona Federal Courthouse - Phoenix, Arizona

Congress enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in 1938 in response to a national concern that the price of American development was the exploitation of an entire class of low-income workers. President Roosevelt, who pushed for fair labor legislation, famously declared: “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide eno... More...   $0 (09-19-2018 - AZ)

Jada Wildon, next friend for K.C.W. v. United States of America Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against the United States

On Sept. 10, 2018, judgment was entered in favor of the United States following a three-day bench trial before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner that concluded on Sept. 7, 2018. The court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law was released on Sept. 10, 2018.

At 5:25 a.m.... More...
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United States of America v. Keith Fraser Noble Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, MO - Former Charity Executive Pleads Guilty to Misprision of a Felony in Connection with Concealment of a Multi-Million-Dollar Embezzlement Scheme

A former executive of a Springfield, Mo., charity pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to misprision of a felony in connection with the concealment of a multi-million-dollar scheme by which other charity executives embezzled a... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. OSIE PATRICK MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

On July 18, 2015, Saquisha Clark was with her friends Deirdre Dickerson, Artisha Dickerson, and Jodecie Jones. After leaving a bar, the four women were invited to a nearby establishment, the Hell's Lover's Motorcycle Club. Other than Deirdre, who was pregnant, the women had been drinking alcoholic beverages.

After staying a brief time inside the club, the women decided to leave and retu... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher DiFilippo, a/k/a “Kip” Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Springfield, IL - Former Mahomet Counselor Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

A California man, who previously provided counseling services at his home in Mahomet, Ill., was ordered to serve 18 months in prison for submitting false billings to health care insurers. Christopher DiFilippo, aka “Kip,” 40, of Bakersville, Ca., was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $514,297 to vari... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Maurice Gray MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices The Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law 406 South Boulder and 625 South Denver - 582-3993

On February 12, 2015, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Defendant on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, and evading arrest. Jury trial Marcus Merriweather, the victim, testified that he had been previously convicted of posse... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - TN)

Shonda Martin v. Milwaukee County Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County (“County”) hired Xavier Thicklen in late 2012 to work as a corrections officer in its jail. County has a zero-tolerance policy forbidding corrections officers from having any sexual
contact with inmates. County repeatedly instructed Thicklen not to engage in any such contact and trained him to avoid it. Thicklen gave answers to quizzes indicating he understood the training. Bu... More...
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