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STATE OF OHIO vs. MARVIN SCOTT

In May 2017, Scott was named in a six-count indictment in Cuyahoga C.P. No. CR-17-615337-A. The indictment charged him with felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2), with one- and three-year firearm specifications; improperly discharging into a habitation in violation of R.C. 2923.161(A)(1), with one- and three-year firearm specifications; domestic violence in violation of R.C. 29... More...   $0 (09-21-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JOHN ANTHONY THOMAS, SR.

Appellant’s wife of 28 years, Jaqueline “Jackie” Thomas (“Mrs. Thomas”), testified that between five and six o’clock on the morning of July 13, 2016, she was awakened by Appellant, profanely demanding she get out of bed. (Tr., pp. 384-385.) Mrs. Thomas testified that Appellant grabbed her by the arm and the hair of her head, causing her to stand and forcibly follow him to the bathroom so tha... More...   $0 (09-21-2018 - OH)

Melody Chacker v. JPMorgan Chase Bank. N.A.

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rules 8.1105(b) and
8.1110, this opinion is certified for publication with the exception
of Parts II.A–II.B and Part II.D.

Plaintiff and appellant Melody Chacker (plaintiff)
refinanced a loan on her home and then failed to make required
loan payments, which triggered non-judicial foreclosure
proceedings. Plaintiff sued to stop the... 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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DONNA FOX, as Personal Representative of Ronald J. Fox, Deceased v. JAMES R. MIZE and VAN EATON READY MIX, INC. and FEDERATED MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Sooner Cannabis Consultants Click Here For Expert Help 918-960-5038

This cause arises from a motor vehicle accident between Ronald J. Fox and James R. Mize that occurred on July 29, 2015, near Sunnylane Road and Indian Hills Road in Norman, Oklahoma. Mr. Mize was traveling northbound on Sunnylane Road in a tractor-trailer owned by his employer, Van Eaton Ready Mix, Inc., when he made a left turn onto Van Eaton's property. According to the traffic collision report,... More...   $0 (09-19-2018 - OK)

KAYLA FLUTH v. SCHOENFELDER CONSTRUCTION, INC. and LARRY WEISSER MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

On June 3, 2012, a disgruntled tenant set off a gas explosion in the basement of one of Weisser’s Mitchell, South Dakota rental properties. The explosion lifted the house off its foundation and caused extensive damage to the interior. After visiting the site, Weisser contacted Schoenfelder to demolish the home and grade the property to normal elevation. [¶3.] Shortly after Schoenfelder began te... More...   $0 (09-19-2018 - SD)

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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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)

Guadalupe A. Ontiveros v. Kent Constable

Guadalupe Ontiveros, as the minority shareholder in Omega Electric, Inc.
(Omega), sued majority shareholder Kent Constable, his wife (Karen Constable), and
Omega,1 asserting direct and derivative claims arising from a dispute over management
of Omega and its assets. In response to Ontiveros's claim of involuntary dissolution of
Omega, Appellants filed a motion to stay proceedings ... More...
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EDDIE M. DeLEON, JASON KINGERY and STEVE PAUL BECK v. BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY

Plaintiffs each filed Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) negligence claims
against BNSF in Montana’s Thirteenth Judicial District Court, Yellowstone County.
BNSF is a rail carrier incorporated in Delaware with its principal place of business in
Texas. BNSF does business in Montana: it has 2,061 miles of railroad track in Montana;
employs approximately 2,100 workers in M... More...
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United States of America v. Joseph Glenn Osborne and Joseph Glenn Osborne, II Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Million-Dollar Fraud

A father and son who fraudulently won over $4 million of federal contracts using false financial statements and other lies were sentenced to prison today and ordered to pay over $1 million in restitution. The father also admitted to stealing more than half a million dollars from his consulting clients, and then ... More...
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Joe R. Whatley v. Canadian Pacific Railway Company District of North Dakota Federal Courthouse - Bismarck, North Dakota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Joe Whatley, Trustee of the wrongful death claimants' trust (WD Trust),appeals the district court's order finding that his claim under the CarmackAmendment, 49 U.S.C. § 11706, against Canadian Pacific Railway was untimely. Wereverse and remand for further proceedings.
I.BACKGROUND
On June 29, 2013, a train carrying crude oil left New Town, North Dakota,destined for an oil refinery near Sai... More...
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Harley-Davidson, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board

Plaintiff Harley Davidson and its subsidiaries (Harley-Davidson) form a multistate
enterprise with numerous functionally integrated subsidiary corporations. It contends
that defendant California Franchise Tax Board's (Board) tax scheme violates the
commerce clause of the federal Constitution (U.S. Const., art. I, § 8, cl. 3), claiming that
it burdens interstate enterprises by provi... More...
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Gregory Aregood, Jr. v. Givaudan Flavors Corporation Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

More than twenty current and former
employees at the ConAgra microwave popcorn plant in
Rensselaer, Indiana sued various manufacturers and suppliers
of butter flavorings that contained the chemical diacetyl,
which if inhaled can cause a respiratory disease called “popcorn
lung.” All defendants were dismissed except Givaudan
Flavors Corporation (“Givaudan”), a long‐tim... More...
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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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Kashiya Nwanguma v. Donald J. Trump Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Plaintiffs participated in a Trump for President campaign rally in Louisville in March 2016 . . . with the purpose of protesting. Perceived to be disruptive, they were unceremoniously ushered out after then-candidate Donald J. Trump said, “Get ’em out of here.” Plaintiffs were pushed and shoved by members of the audience as they made their exit and now seek damages from Trump alleging his actions ... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - kY)

STATE OF OHIO vs. RANAU D. JOHNSON

Appellant Ranau D. Johnson appeals his convictions and sentence. Upon
review, we affirm all the convictions for aggravated arson and the sentence imposed on
Counts 3 and 4, vacate as void the conviction and sentence on Count 1 for attempted
felony murder, reverse the award of restitution, and remand the case to the trial court for a
resentencing hearing on Count 2 only and fo... More...
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STATE OF OHIO -vs- ANDREW S. LEWIS

In March 2017, Licking County Sheriff's Office Detective Kyle Boerstler was
working surveillance at a known drug house in the city of Newark. Boerstler had
information indicating that the residents of the home were dealing either marijuana or
cocaine. While watching the home, Boerstler observed Lewis and his wife arrive at the
house, take some bags out of their car, and enter ... More...
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Christopher Vasquez v. Solo 1 Kustoms, Inc.

Defendant SOLO 1 Kustoms, Inc. (SOLO) appeals a
judgment in favor of plaintiff Christopher Vasquez. After a bench
trial, the court found SOLO liable for performing unauthorized
repair work on Vasquez’s car in violation of Business and
Professions Code section 9884.9, and awarded Vasquez $12,000
in damages. On appeal, SOLO contends there is no private cause
of action for vio... More...
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Austin Fox Jennings v. Randy L. Royal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

This is an appeal from a decision of the Tenth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate
Panel (BAP) that affirmed the bankruptcy court’s order that the Debtor, Austin Fox
Jennings, is entitled to claim an exemption in his entireties interest in real property
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located in Wyoming, but only to the extent that his joint entities interest exceeds the
joint indebtedness of Jennings and his non-... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. ROGELIO PABLO MORALES

On April 19, 2015, Sioux City Police Officer Joshua Tyler was dispatched
on a report of an unconscious party. Upon his arrival, Officer Tyler found Officer
William Enockson administering CPR to Margarita Morales. Officer Tyler then was
advised by a bystander he should speak with Rogelio Morales. Officer Tyler
approached Morales, who was sitting on the front steps of the hous... More...
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SESSIONS L. HARPER vs. STATE OF IOWA

On the evening of Saturday, January 7, 2006, Holly Michael, Becky Sittig,
Ashleigh Attig, and Harper hung out at Michael’s house in Fort Dodge beginning
at around 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.2 From then until the early morning hours of January
8, the group drank alcohol, smoked marijuana, and consumed cocaine. The group
left the residence to go to a nearby bar at which they arrived arou... More...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Costco Wholesale Corporation Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Dawn Suppo, an employee of Costco Wholesale Corporation, was stalked by Thad Thomp-son, a customer of Costco, for over a year. Things got so bad
* Of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, sitting by designation.
2 Nos. 17-2432 & 17-2454
at the end that Suppo secured a plenary no-contact order from an Illinois state court. Traumatized by the experience, she also took an unpaid medical leav... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. GREAT PLAINS OF KIOWA COUNTY, INC. MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

Great Plains of Kiowa County, Inc., (Great Plains) appeals from a judgment holding it subject to the Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) and compelling it to provide records requested by the State of Kansas through the Kiowa County Commission.

Kiowa County Memorial Hospital (Hospital) in Greensburg, Kansas, is a hospital organized and operated under K.S.A. 19-4601 et seq. The Hospital is man... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. KURT POWELL MORELAW Legal Services Marketing Your Source For Marketing Your Firm Nationwide . Completely Free Marketing If It Does Not Work.

Kurt Powell pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14. At the plea hearing, he admitted inappropriately touching the victim, with intent to arouse or satisfy sexual desires, when she was under 14 years old and he was over 18. The crime occurred between February and November 2013. The district court accepted the plea and found Powell guilty. The conviction c... More...   $0 (09-13-2018 - KS)

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