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State of North Dakota v. Jesseaca Finneman

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant for a residence shared by Finneman and her roommate and seized illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and cash in their residence. The State separately charged Finneman and her roommate with: (1) possession of more than 500 grams of marijuana with intent to deliver; (2) possession of THC oil; (3) possession of hashish; and (4) two counts of possession... More...   $0 (08-30-2018 - ND)

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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United States of America v. David Bosch, Tania Sanchez and Odalys Abreu United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Miami, FL - Co-Owners of Miami Pain Management Clinic Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Medically Unnecessary Opioid Prescriptions

The husband and wife co-owners of a Miami pain management clinic and a patient recruiter pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances for their participation in a scheme to unlawfully distribute thousands of pills of oxycodone.... More...
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Martin J. Coyne v. Diego De Leo

In this unlawful detainer action filed under the Ellis Act (Gov. Code, § 7060
et seq.), defendant Diego De Leo appeals from a judgment of possession entered in favor
of his landlord, Martin J. Coyne. De Leo argues, inter alia, the trial court committed
prejudicial error in its exclusion of evidence. We agree the trial court abused its
discretion in excluding the evidence and revers... More...
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United States of America v. Roman Deon Hellems, Jr. Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Man Sentenced to Prison for Firearms Offense

Roman Deon Hellems, Jr. sentenced to 96 months for felon in possession of a firearm

On August 24, 2018, Roman Deon Hellems, Jr., age 23, of Des Moines, appeared before United States District Court Judge Stephanie M. Rose and was sentenced to 96 months in prison for a felon in possession of a firearm charge a... More...
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L.H., a minor student: G.H.; D.H. v. Hamilton County Department fo Education Eastern District of Tennessee - Chattanooga, Tennessee

When a school district decided to move a disabled child from a “mainstreamed” classroom with non-disabled children to a segregated classroom solely for children with disabilities, the child’s parents opposed that decision, removed the child to a private school, and sought relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq. After years of dispute and litig... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - TN)

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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Timothy O'Brien, et al. v. Caterpillar, Inc. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

For more than half a century, Caterpillar Inc. paid unemployment benefits to laid-off em-ployees at its manufacturing plant in Joliet, Illinois. This ar-rangement lasted until Caterpillar and the local union agreed to end the program in their 2012 collective-bargaining agree-ment. In exchange for the elimination of the benefits, Cater-pillar distributed $7.8 million to certain employees who had pa... More...   $0 (08-20-2018 - IL)

Sosimo Gonzalez v. The State of Texas

A claim of jury-charge error is reviewed using the procedure set out in Almanza v.
State, 686 S.W.2d 157, 171 (Tex. Crim. App. 1984) (op. on reh’g). See Barrios v. State, 283
Gonzalez v. State Page 2

S.W.3d 348, 350 (Tex. Crim. App. 2009). The first step is to determine whether there is
error in the charge. Ngo v. State, 175 S.W.3d 738, 743 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005). Onl... More...
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Manuel Fino v. The State of Texas

Appellant was indicted for murder. The indictment against him alleged as follows:
That MANUEL FINO, hereinafter called Defendant, on or about the 16th day of April, 2016 in the County of Dallas, State of Texas, did unlawfully then and there intentionally and knowingly cause the death of JESUS VEGA, an individual, hereinafter called deceased, by SHOOTING DECEASED WITH A FIREARM, a deadly weap... More...
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Larry D. Lincoln; Brad C. Mosbrucker v. BNSF Raiway Company District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Topeka, Kansas

Several years after a tank car spill accident, Larry D. Lincoln and Brad C.
Mosbrucker (collectively “Appellants”) advised BNSF Railway Company (“BNSF”)
that medical conditions attributable to the accident rendered them partially,
permanently disabled and prevented them from working outdoors. Upon learning of
Appellants’ alleged medical conditions, BNSF removed Appellants from serv... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DYLLON ALAN TUCKER

The police-citizen encounter here involves four Topeka Police officers—two riding bicycles and two in patrol cars—meeting up with one man asleep in a car with its engine running and music playing so loudly it could be heard several blocks away. Once the driver awakened, the situation deteriorated rapidly and the scene suddenly became dangerous, almost deadly. The police officers' body cameras reco... More...   $0 (08-19-2018 - KS)

LARRY D. LINCOLN; BRAD C. MOSBRUCKER v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

On October 9, 2007, a BNSF tank car sprung a leak near where Appellants were working, exposing Appellants to 2-chlorobenzyl chloride. Following the tank car spill accident, Appellants attempted, for over two years, to negotiate a monetary settlement with BNSF as to the injuries they sustained from the accident. During that two-year period, Appellants continued to perform their duties as MOW wo... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DIMITRY FOMICHEV

Fomichev was born in Russia and came to the United States in 2003 on a student visa. He met Svetlana Pogosyan in 2006, and they married later that year. In 2007, Pogosyan applied for an alien relative visa for Fomichev, and he applied to adjust his immigration status. The United States Department of Homeland Security found the marriage bona fide, approved the visa, and granted Fomichev conditio... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - CA)

Eduardo De La Torre v. Cashcall, Inc.


Under California law, can a loan contract include an interest rate term so
high that it is “unreasonably and unexpectedly harsh,” “unduly oppressive,” or “so
one-sided as to shock the conscience”? (Sanchez v. Valencia Holding Co.,
LLC (2015) 61 Cal.4th 899, 910–911 (Sanchez).) What the Ninth Circuit asks us
to resolve in this case is a more specific version of that question: C... More...
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Jason Springer v. Cleveland Clinic; Employee Health Plan Total Care Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Cleveland, Ohio Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Sometimes it’s easier to seek forgiveness than permission. Jason Springer hoped as much when he arranged air ambulance transportation for his son before his employee benefit plan could verify his membership and authorize the service. But the plan administrator denied Springer’s claim for coverage because he did not obtain the precertification required for nonemergency transportation. The district ... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - OH)

State of Tennessee v. Geremy Paul Mathis

The Appellant’s indictment for initiating a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine occurred after motel employees discovered components of a “meth lab” in a motel room and notified the police. The police surveilled the motel room and saw the Appellant enter and leave the room. The police then stopped the Appellant’s vehicle for a traffic infraction and found a meth lab ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Robert Taylor

The Shelby County Grand Jury charged the defendant with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, one count of possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony drug offense, and one count of possessing a firearm after being convicted of felony evading arrest, all arising from the shooting deaths of Eric Whittaker and Jon... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - TN)

Eden Gonzalez Has v. Fhodyco Productions

After crossing the finish line at the 2011 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half
Marathon, Peter Hass (Hass) tragically suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsed, and died.
Hass’s wife, Eden Hass, and his two minor children (collectively, the Hass Family)
consequently filed this wrongful death action, alleging that numerous race-affiliated
individuals and entities—including event organiz... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- DALTON G. SMITH

The following facts are adduced from the record of the bond revocation hearing on July 11, 2017 and the bench trial of August 3, 2017. {¶3} Appellant was age 87 at the time of these offenses. He met the victim, Jane Doe, when she volunteered at a church where he was the minister. The two have never had a romantic relationship and Doe does not want a romantic relationship with appellant. Doe... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS v. WILLIS REESE

Defendant Willis Reese was charged with several offenses, including aggravated vehicular hijacking (720 ILCS 5/18-4(a)(3) (West 2006)), vehicular invasion (720 ILCS 5/12-11.1 (West 2006)), attempted armed robbery (720 ILCS 5/8-4, 18-2 (West 2006)), and escape (720 ILCS 5/31-6 (West 2006)). The public defender was appointed to represent defendant, but defendant subsequently informed the trial court... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IL)

Lonnie Martin Williams v. The State of Texas

On June 1, 2017, Williams was indicted for two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of possession of a substance in penalty group one in an amount less than a gram. See id. § 29.03, TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). The two aggravated robbery counts were enhanced due to Williams’s prior felony conviction. On October 16, 2017, the case was c... More...   $0 (08-12-2018 - TX)

Shundale Taylor v. The State of Texas

On March 29, 2016, Antoine Hodge was shot once in the chest outside an apartment complex at 5880 Bernal in Dallas, Texas. Antoine, with his brother Chevis,2 was at the complex to witness a fight between two women, Dajee Dillard3 and Jelicia Linwood.4 Antoine subsequently died of his wound. The ballistics expert testified the bullet that killed Antoine was fired from appellant’s gun. The fight... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

STATE OF KANSAS v. CARLOS REYES and BIG MIKE'S BAIL BONDS

In June 2016, Reyes was charged with indecent liberties with a child and aggravated burglary. Bond was set at $100,000. Surety posted an appearance bond for Reyes, who then was released from custody. The bond guaranteed Reyes' appearance at the district court's direction. Reyes did not appear for his December 12, 2016 trial date, so the court ordered the forfeiture of Reyes' bond and issued a warr... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

6 RODRIGUEZ V. SWARTZ

qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
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