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Theodore Franklin Davis v. Knox County, Tennessee

The plaintiff, who is diabetic, alleges that Pretrial Services placed the SCRAM too tightly around his ankle. He states that he immediately communicated to the officers that he was diabetic. He told them that the SCRAM was too tight, but the officers ignored his complaint. This discomfort was exacerbated several days later when the plaintiff went on a hike. The next day, he contacted Pretrial ... More...   $0 (12-01-2015 - TN)

In Re C.J.A.H

The Child was born on September 16, 2009. On January 9, 2012, the State filed a petition in juvenile court on behalf of the Child‟s mother (Mother) to establish Father‟s paternity and to set child support. Father testified in the case now before us that he was present in juvenile court each time he was summoned, and that he was willing to work with the court to set child support, but... More...   $0 (12-01-2015 - TN)

In re A.A.

Following the birth of A.A. on April 26, 2013, Matthew and Caitlin signed a VAP pursuant to section 6(a) of the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984 (Parentage Act) (750 ILCS 45/6(a) (West 2012)). Caitlin, A.A.’s mother, had been married to Jakob S., who signed a denial of paternity as to A.A. ¶ 4 On June 10, 2013, the State filed a petition for adjudication of wardship in juvenile court following an ... More...   $0 (11-20-2015 - IL)

Kreyhsig v. Montes

Son was born on January 6, 2009, and Mother (who has never been married to
Father) named him “Kaio Henrique Stockmann Kreyhsig.” Father does not dispute
paternity, but the parties do dispute the extent to which Mother has included Father in Son’s
upbringing. Mother alleges that Father “took no part” in Son’s life for a year after he was
born. Father claims that Mother did not t... More...
   $0 (11-11-2015 - MD)

In the Interest of A.D.

On August 9, 2013, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services filed its “Original Petition For Protection of a Child, For Conservatorship, and For Termination in Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship and Order Setting Hearing” in which it sought to terminate the parent-child relationship between appellant M.M. and her two children, A.D. and I.W.1 The Department further requested... More...   $0 (11-04-2015 - TX)

Maryland v. Kulbicki

A criminal defendant “shall enjoy the right . . . to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” U. S. Const., Amdt. 6. We have held that this right requires effective counsel in both state and federal prosecutions, even if the defendant is unable to afford counsel. Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U. S. 335, 344 (1963). Counsel is unconstitutionally ineffective if his performance is both deficie... More...   $0 (11-04-2015 - MD)

Robert L. Mitchell v. State of Tennessee

This Court summarized the facts supporting the Petitioner‟s convictions in his first appeal as follows:
On February 4th and 5th, 2004, the [Petitioner] committed a series of acts against his wife, C.F.M., FN1 who was the primary victim of the crime, and his nine-year-old stepdaughter, B.R.S., which led to the various convictions. The events began at the family home in Davidson County,... More...
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In the Interest of D.G., K.G., H.M.G., Children

After many years of abusing controlled substances, Becky and Bill lost their parental rights to their young children, D.G., K.G., and H.M.G.,1 as the outcome of a jury trial in Gregg County. On appeal, Becky and Bill argue (A) that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the finding that termination was in the best interests of the children, (B) that it was error to deny a mi... More...   $0 (10-28-2015 - TX)

Jennifer Robinson v. Sgt. Alysia McGay

Oklahoma City, OK - Jennifer Robinson, as executor of the Estate of the Deceased Sgt. Carlo Monyell Robinson sued
Sgt. Alysia McGay claiming:

I Plaintiff Sgt. Carlo Montell Robinson (“Robinson”) was the son of Jennifer Robinson and passed away on January 17, 2009, as the result of combat injuries he sustained while serving in the U.S. Army while deployedin Afghanistan. See EXHIBIT “A... More...
   $0 (10-23-2015 - ok)

In the Matter of: Anonymous

Respondent was hired by the maternal grandparents of a young child who were concerned about the child’s welfare. At the time, the child was living with the grandparents in White County, the putative father’s paternity had not yet been established, and the child’s mother allegedly was an unemployed drug addict who was unable to properly care for the child but nevertheless was threatening to remove... More...   $0 (10-21-2015 - IN)

IC v. DW

In February of 2013, the parties had a sexual encounter in Portland, Oregon. Mother was attending college there, and Father was visiting from Washington, where he also attended college. Mother became pregnant as a result of the encounter. Thereafter, the parties attempted unsuccessfully to develop a romantic relationship while both were still living in the Pacific Northwest. However, that eff... More...   $0 (10-07-2015 - WY)

Maryland v. Kulbicki

A criminal defendant “shall enjoy the right . . . to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” U. S. Const., Amdt. 6. We have held that this right requires effective counsel in both state and federal prosecutions, even if the defendant is unable to afford counsel. Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U. S. 335, 344 (1963). Counsel is unconstitutionally ineffective if his performance is both deficie... More...   $0 (10-06-2015 - MA)

In re Emma B.

Michael and J.B. (Mother) married in 2011 and continuously lived together until Michael's military deployment to the Persian Gulf in August 2013. Michael returned home in April 2014 and found Mother was seven months pregnant, as she "had relations" with another man while Michael was gone. Michael lived with Mother throughout the remainder of her pregnancy. He was at the hospital when Emma was b... More...   $0 (09-29-2015 - CA)

In the Interest of J.R.S.

B.J.D. appeals the trial court’s order terminating his parental rights to minor child J.R.S. In his sole issue on appeal, B.J.D. asserts the evidence was neither legally nor factually sufficient for the trial court to find by clear and convincing evidence that terminating his parental rights was in J.R.S.’s best interests. We conclude the evidence is both legally and factually sufficient, and we a... More...   $0 (09-23-2015 - TX)

Willard McCarley v. Bennie Kelly

On direct appeal, the Ohio Court of Appeals described the factual background of McCarley’s trials and convictions as follows: {¶ 2} Charlene Puffenbarger filed a paternity suit naming McCarley as the father of her two year old son in November of 1991. Charlene filed the suit to obtain child support from McCarley, who initially denied paternity. McCarley did not wish to pay Charlene child support... More...   $0 (09-19-2015 - OH)

Zachary Conan Wilson v. Valerie Jo Franek

¶1 In this child custody matter, Defendant/Appellant, Valerie Jo Franek (Mother), appeals from the trial court's order awarding sole custody of the parties' minor child to Plaintiff/Appellee, Zachary Conan Wilson (Father), and granting expanded visitation to Mother. Mother contends the custody determination was a clear abuse of discretion and not in the minor child's best interests. We affirm the ... More...   $0 (08-27-2015 - OK)

Zachary Conan Wilson v. Valerie Jo Franek

¶1 In this child custody matter, Defendant/Appellant, Valerie Jo Franek (Mother), appeals from the trial court's order awarding sole custody of the parties' minor child to Plaintiff/Appellee, Zachary Conan Wilson (Father), and granting expanded visitation to Mother. Mother contends the custody determination was a clear abuse of discretion and not in the minor child's best interests. We affirm the ... More...   $0 (08-27-2015 - OK)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. ALFREDO L. VARGAS

A jury found Defendant guilty of attempted fetal homicide. During the
trial, the jury heard from Lisa Komes. Komes testified that she learned that she
was pregnant with Defendant’s child in February of 2010. She told Defendant
about her pregnancy, and he indicated that he wanted her to obtain an abortion.
Komes did not want to be pregnant at that time, but she did not want ... More...
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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES v. L.M.,

Appellant L.M. (father) is the biological father of A.J. (child), who was six years old on May 13, 2014, the date of the challenged order. Father appeals from the juvenile court’s order at the Welfare and Institutions Code, section 366.26 permanency planning hearing denying him supervised visitation with the child based on a finding of detriment. As discussed below, while substantial evidence d... More...   $0 (08-04-2015 - ca)

JCLK k/n/a JCLS v.ZHB

BHB was born in May 2010, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Although Mother and Father were never married, it is undisputed that Father is BHB’s biological parent. In October 2010, Father filed a petition in the district court seeking to establish paternity, custody, visitation, and child support for BHB. A few days later, Father filed a motion for a mutual restraining order providing that BHB could not b... More...   $0 (07-20-2015 - )

MATTHEW P. SNYDER v. THE STATE OF WYOMING

In October of 2011 Matthew Snyder, his girlfriend, and herdaughter JL moved to Gillette. Soon thereafter, JL, who was twelve years old at the time, learned she was pregnant. JL gave birth to a daughter in 2012.
[¶5] In January of 2012, previous to giving birth, and shortly after her thirteenth birthday, Snyder forced JL to have sexual intercourse. This also happened again after she gave bir... More...
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MICHAEL KONZEN vs. EMALEE GOEDERT

Michael Konzen appeals the district court’s decision, which denied his
petition to modify the physical care provisions of the custodial decree. He
maintains that he should have physical care of his two daughters, while the
mother, Emalee Goedert, should have supervised visitation. At a minimum, he
claims he should not have been ordered to have only supervised visitation. He ... More...
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Luis Ramon Morales-Santana aka Louis Morales v. Loretta E. Lynch

32 Luis Ramon Morales‐Santana asks us to review a March 3, 2011
33 decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”) denying his motion to
3
reopen his removal 1 proceedings relating to his claim of derivative
2 citizenship. Under the statute in effect when Morales‐Santana was born – the
3 Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (the “1952 Act”) – a child bornMore...
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Jacob Doe v. Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation

A jury found that the defendant, the
Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan Corporation, acted
negligently and recklessly when it assigned Father Ivan
Ferguson, an alcoholic whose admitted acts of child
molestation were understood to be linked to his drinking,
to serve as the director of Saint Mary’s Elementary
School in Derby (Saint Mary’s School), where he sexually
abus... More...
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Michael Jensen v. Brandy Poindexter, now Jensen

¶1 The issue before this Court is whether the district court erred in sustaining the legal parent's motion to disqualify opposing counsel. The question we consider is whether the integrity of the judicial process is likely to suffer real harm when an attorney who represents a client in a proceeding to establish paternity and to determine custody of a minor child fails to report suspected child ab... More...   $0 (06-23-2015 - OK)

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