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STATE OF OHIO v. MITCHELL D. WEBSTER MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Mitchell D. Webster appeals from his conviction and sentence following a jury
trial on one count of gross neglect of a patient in violation of R.C. 2903.34(A)(2), a first
degree misdemeanor.
{¶ 2} Webster advances two assignments of error. First, he challenges the legal
sufficiency and manifest weight of the evidence to support his conviction. Second, he
claims the trial c... More...
   $0 (09-16-2018 - OH)

Hickory Heights Health & Rehab, LLC v. Mabel Keller Cook

This is an interlocutory appeal concerning the denial of a motion to compel
arbitration. Appellants are Hickory Heights Health and Rehab, LLC; Central Arkansas
Nursing Centers, Inc.; Nursing Consultants, Inc. d/b/a Professional Nursing and
Rehabilitation Services; Tina Lynette Beard, individually and as nursing home
administrator for Hickory Heights Health and Rehab, LLC; Micha... More...
   $0 (09-14-2018 - AR)

John Wesley Smith v. The State of Texas

On November 16, 2016, a grand jury indicted Smith for:
. . . intentionally and knowingly engag[ing] in conduct that caused serious bodily injury to [W.S.][2], an individual who was at least 65 years of age by hitting the said [W.S.] on the head

[and] . . . recklessly engag[ing] in conduct that caused serious bodily injury to [W.S.], an individual who was at least 65 years of age b... More...
   $0 (09-13-2018 - TX)

THOMAS TUBBS, et al. v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY, INC

The Tubbses own and operate a farm in a floodplain near the Missouri River in Holt
County, Missouri. The farm is located just southeast of Big Lake and about three-and-a-half
miles east of the Missouri River. BNSF, an interstate freight railroad, owns and operates a track
that runs east to west across the floodplain and bisects the Tubbses’ farm. The track sits atop an
earth... More...
   $0 (09-05-2018 - MO)

Michael Donte Dunn v. The State of Texas

On November 13, 2015, at approximately 8:00 a.m., a twenty-four-year-old woman, Letty Mathow,3 left her Fort Worth apartment to go to nursing school. As Mathow walked down the stairs, she was approached by Dunn—a person who lived in the same apartment complex and whom Mathow had met once before. Mathow stated that Dunn asked her if he could use her cell phone because he did not have a phone... More...   $0 (08-31-2018 - TX)

Melodie Z. Scott, as Trustee, etc. v. A'Yana McDonald

Following a trial, the probate court approved, subject to a $93,036.75 surcharge,
the first and final account and report of trustee (First Report), filed by Melodie Z. Scott
(Trustee), trustee of The A’Yana McDonald Special Needs Trust (the trust). (Prob. Code, §§ 1061-1064.)1
Trustee raises three issues on appeal. First, Trustee contends
the probate court did not apply the correct... More...
   $0 (08-26-2018 - CA)

Melodie Z. Scott v. A'yana McDonald

Following a trial, the probate court approved, subject to a $93,036.75 surcharge,
the first and final account and report of trustee (First Report), filed by Melodie Z. Scott
(Trustee), trustee of The A’Yana McDonald Special Needs Trust (the trust). (Prob.
2
Code, §§ 1061-1064.)1
Trustee raises three issues on appeal. First, Trustee contends
the probate court did not apply... More...
   $0 (08-23-2018 - CA)

Joel Doe, et al. v. Boyertown Area School District, et al. Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This appeal requires us to decide whether the District Court correctly refused to enjoin the defendant School District from allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that are consistent with the students’ gender identities as opposed to the sex they were determined to have at birth. The plaintiffs—a group of high school students who identify as being the same sex they were de... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. PATRICK WAWERU

We summarize the facts that the jury could have found at trial, reserving certain details for our discussion of the legal issues. The defendant was in an on-again, off-again relationship with the victim. The couple had two children together. The victim's sister occasionally lived with the victim and the defendant, but the sister did not get along with the defendant. 3 The victim's ... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

Brenda McCracken, et al. v. Progressive Direct Insurance Company, et al. District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The plaintiffs in these consolidated appeals each settled a claim under their
automobile-insurance policies with the defendants. But now the plaintiffs maintain
that the defendants illegally reduced their settlement offers by taking into account
certain benefits they had previously paid the plaintiffs. The district courts dismissed
the plaintiffs’ putative class-action lawsuits aft... More...
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Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals vs. Deer River Health Care Center and MHA Insurance Co. and Essentia Health-Deer River and Berkley Risk Administrators Co. and Midwest Spine & Brain Institute and Essentia Health

Respondent Janet Hufnagel filed a workers’ compensation claim in 2015 for work
related aggravations to a low-back condition that resulted from an admitted work-related
injury in 2009. At all relevant times, Hufnagel worked at the same job, performing the
same duties, at the same physical location. But between the 2009 injury and the later
aggravations sustained in 2014 and 201... More...
   $0 (07-19-2018 - MN)

United States ex rel. Davis, et al. v. Southern SNF Management, Inc., et al., Southern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Mobile, Alabama Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Mobile, AL - Two Consulting Companies and Nine Affiliated Skilled Nursing Facilities to Pay $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy Services

Southern SNF Management, Inc., Rehab Services in Motion d/b/a Dynamic Rehab and nine affiliated skilled nursing facilities in Florida and Alabama have agreed to resolve allegations ... More...
   $0 (07-18-2018 - AL)

Angela Johnson Musa v. Dr. Carrie Miles and Dr. Joseph Elia Multnomah County Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

This appeal involves a dispute over attorney fees in an action on an automobile insurance policy. Plaintiff sued defendant for personal injury protection (PIP) and uninsured motorist (UM) benefits under his automobile insurance policy with defendant after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured driver. The only issues remaining in the case after court-annexed arbitration and ... More...   $0 (07-16-2018 - OR)

State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Roy Lee Branner

In case number 13716, the Defendant was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, and one count of violation of the implied consent statute. In case number 13717, he was charged with one count of violating the HMVO law, one count of DUI, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of evading arrest, one count o... More...   $0 (07-14-2018 - TN)

State v. Michael Patino

A little after five o’clock in the evening on Sunday, October 4, 2009, a six-year-old boy
named Marco Nieves was pronounced dead at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. According to the
autopsy performed by then-Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Rhode Island, Thomas
Gilson, M.D., the cause of death was peritonitis, which is a medical term that describes
- 2 -
inflammation aro... More...
   $0 (07-09-2018 - RI)

State of Tennessee v. Damarkus Lowe

Following the April 2012 shooting death of William Watson (“the victim”), a Knox County grand jury charged the Defendant, along with Michael May, with the first degree premeditated murder of the victim and two alternative counts of especially aggravated kidnapping involving Myshauna Blair. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202, 305. The Defendant proceeded to a trial by jury on June 30through July 3,... More...   $0 (07-09-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. James Burkhart Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Indianapolis, IN - Former health care chief executive sentenced to 9.5 years in federal prison

James Burkhart’s conspiracy reaped nearly $19.4 million in fraud and kickbacks, funding
private jets, vacation homes, diamond jewelry, and gold bars

United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler today announced the sentencing of the former CEO of American Senior Communities (ASC) in a mas... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - IN)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SHENA ROSHAWN DREYFUS

Shena Dreyfus appeals the district court's decision to revoke her probation and require her to serve her underlying prison sentence. Dreyfus suggests that the district court should have given her another chance at probation rather than send her to prison.

But Dreyfus admitted to committing two new offenses while on probation: domestic violence/destruction of property and interference ... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - KS)

Anthony Robinson and Timothy Spangler v. Albert Perales and Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Anthony Robinson and Timothy
Spangler, police officers employed by the University of Illinois
at Chicago Police Department (“Department”), brought claims
against the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and four
individuals for race‐based discrimination, harassment and
retaliation. The district court disposed of all but one of the
claims through summary judgment. ... More...
   $0 (07-07-2018 - IL)

GLOBAL DYNAMICS, LLC. v. THE UNITED STATES

This bid protest involves a dispute related to the award of a contract for registered nursing (RN) services for the San Antonio Military Healthcare System (SAMHS). See ECF No. 1 at 7-8 (complaint). Given that the court has previously issued two substantive opinions in this matter, see ECF Nos. 61, 78, it will not recount the detailed facts beyond what is relevant to deciding the issue presently ... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - DC)

KYRA V. SMITH v. WYANDOT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ET AL.,

Plaintiff-appellant, Kyra V. Smith (“Kyra”), Administrator of the Estate
of Shawn A. Smith (“Shawn”) (collectively “Shawn’s estate”), appeals the
December 5, 2017 judgment of the Wyandot County Court of Common Pleas
granting summary judgment in favor of defendants-appellees, Wyandot Memorial
Hospital (“Wyandot Hospital”), Findlay Radiology Associates, Inc. (“Findlay
Radiol... More...
   $0 (06-26-2018 - OH)

Margaret Lawless v. Steward Health Care System, LLC District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

At its inception, this appeal
seemed to present a single question — albeit a novel one — about
how to interpret the Massachusetts Wage Act (the Wage Act). See
Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 149, §§ 148, 150. But appearances can be
deceiving, cf. Aesop, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (circa 550
B.C.), and at oral argument, a threshold question emerged as to
the existence vel non of feder... More...
   $0 (06-25-2018 - MA)

United States of America v. Kelly Robinett, Kingsley Nwanguma and Joy Ogwuegbu Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Texas Physician and Two Texas Nurses Convicted for Roles in Home Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found one physician and two nurses guilty today of health care fraud, and one physician and one nurse guilty of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, all for their roles in a home health fraud scheme.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justi... More...
   $0 (06-23-2018 - TX)

Bobby Hargis v. John Koskinen Eighth Circuit Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Bobby R. and Brenda J. Hargis petitioned the Tax Court1 for redetermination
of a tax deficiency. The Tax Court upheld the determination of the Commissioner of
1The Honorable Mary Ann Cohen, United States Tax Court Judge.
Internal Revenue. The Hargises appeal. Having jurisdiction under section
7482(a)(1),2 this court affirms.
I.
From 2007 to 2010, the Hargises bought and ope... More...
   $0 (06-22-2018 - MO)

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