Recent Verdicts and Judgements

ASHLEY SHEARIN MEADE v. PADUCAH NISSAN, LLC ET AL.

Nashville, TN - Contract Disputes lawyer represented appellant with a oral agreement dispute om a year-to-year leasing disp9ute. Plaintiff/Appellant Ashley Shearin Meade (“Appellant”) filed for divorce against her husband James Robert Meade, Jr. (“Mr. Meade”) sometime in 2019. While the divorce was still pending, Appellant filed a complaint on October 7, 2020, in the Circuit Court f ... More $0 (06-26-2022 - TN)

WILSON BANK & TRUST ET AL. v. CONSOLIDATED UTILITY DISTRICT OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY ET AL

Nashville, TN - Real Estate lawyer represented appellants with seeking reformation and/or rescission of the 2011 deed conveying. This appeal stems from a dispute over a plot of land in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Defendant Mid-Cumberland acquired a tract of land (the “Development”) in December of 2008 intending to develop a subdivision. Mid-Cumberland’s acquisition was financed by W ... More $0 (06-26-2022 - TN)

JOSHUA CLINT HOPPER v. OBION COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM

Nashville, TN - Personal Injury lawyer represented appellant with appealing from a personal injury decision. Joshua Clint Hopper (“Clint”), a minor at the time of the unfortunate incident in this case,1 attended Hillcrest Elementary School, which was in the Obion County School System. Clint participated in an afterschool program called the Extended School Program which provided both ... More $0 (06-26-2022 - TN)

Lauren Frontz v. Tristan J. Hall

Nashville, TN - Real Estate lawyers represented both parties who seek to divide the equity in the jointly owned property equally after separation. Linda Watts2 and David Suiter were in a relationship for many years and lived together as self-described “domestic partners.” They resided in Shelby County, Tennessee. However, Ms. Watts worked as a flight attendant and was often away from ho ... More $0 (06-26-2022 - TN)

United States of America v. Ernest Dunn

New Orleans, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with violating the Federal Gun Control Act. Ernest Dunn, age 32, from New Orleans, was convicted of armed robbery and purse snatching. The current conviction relates to a November 6, 2020 incident during which DUNN was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a car by federal agents. A search of the car revealed five fir ... More $0 (06-25-2022 - La)

ESTATE OF JENNIFER DIANE VICKERS v. DIVERSICARE LEASING CORPORATION ET AL.

Nashville, TN - Medical Malpractice lawyer appellant with commencing this health care liability action. In October 2016, Jennifer Diane Vickers (“Plaintiff”) received emergency dental services from Dr. Paul Straughn at a nursing home operated by Diversicare Leasing Corp. d/b/a Diversicare of Smyrna. Unbeknownst to Dr. Straughn, Plaintiff was on blood thinners at the time of the procedur ... More $0 (06-25-2022 - TN)

Cedarius M. v. State of Tennessee.

JACKSON, TN - Juvenile Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant a minor who was charged with a serious crime. In December 2019, Defendant/Appellee the State of Tennessee (“the State”) filed a delinquency petition in Shelby County Juvenile Court (“the juvenile court”) against Appellant, Cedarius M., who was then fifteen years old. On January 7, 2020, the State, through the Distr ... More $0 (06-25-2022 - TN)

STEVEN SIMMONS v. MAYOR JIM STRICKLAND, ET AL.

Nashville, TN - Civil Litigation lawyer represented Respondent with appealing a complaint called frivolous. On July 1, 2019, the appellant Steven Simmons (“Plaintiff”) filed in the trial court a complaint in which the style of the case named the appellees “Mayor Strickland City of Memphis,” “Melanie Neal Administrator Code Enforcement,” and each member of the Memphis City Council ... More $0 (06-25-2022 - TN)

IN RE ADDISYN P. ET AL

Nashville, TN - Child Custody lawyer represented appellant with a case involving termination of the his parental rights. On October 4, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) filed a petition seeking to terminate the parental rights of Keith P. (“Father”) and Candice P. (“Mother”) to their children, Addisyn P., Tristyn P., and Coletyn P. (collectively, ... More $0 (06-25-2022 - TN)

Osso-Ovch Axp v. Todd Maxwell, et al.

Cleveland, Ohio civil litigation lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a trademark infringement theory. The Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home/Ohio Veterans' Children's Home (hereinafter the “OSSO/OVCH Home” or “Home”) was a children's home located in Xenia, Ohio. (Id. at ¶ 10.) The OSSO/OVCH Home officially closed its doors to incoming students in 1995. (Id. at ¶ ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - OH)

Jordan Amlin v. Uldeep Singh

Dayton, Ohio personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on auto negligence theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in damages and/or injuries as a direct result of a car truck accident. This case was filed in the Montogmery County Common Pleas, 2021 CV 02948, and was removed to federal court by the Defendants. ... More $1 (06-24-2022 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Gregory Wright

Cincinnati, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm. {¶2} The relevant facts come from a hearing held by the trial court on Wright's motion to suppress. Sharonville Police Officer Zachary Jones testified, and the parties submitted footage from Jones's body camera. {¶3} Jones testified that he was called to the Baymont Inn in Hami ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Elizabeth A. Graf

Dayton, Ohio criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with aggravated menacing. Graf was charged by complaint with aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor, and menacing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The charges involved her allegedly making threats to the victim, Luanna Burt. The case proceeded to a June 22, 2021 bench trial. The first witness at trial was Burt. She testifie ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - OH)

Ronald N. Arnsperger, Jr. v. Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, d/b/a St. Elizabeth Florence

Burlington, Kentucky personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a medical malpractice theory. Four days before the incident giving rise to the negligence claim, Dr. M. B. Shamsi performed surgery on Arnsperger's ankle, including placement of a screw to fixate and stabilize the joint. Despite several complications during surgery, Dr. Shamsi was optimistic about the outcome ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - KY)

Michael Newman; Anthony Sieg; Brian Raho; and Victor Gentry v. J.A., a minor, by and through S.A., his mother and next friend

During the 2018-2019 school year, J.A. was a freshman at Western High School ("Western") in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Newman, Raho, and Sieg were principals at Western during the applicable period (Newman, Raho, and Sieg are referred to collectively herein as the "Principals"), and Gentry was J.A.'s teacher. J.A. received special education instruction and services pursuant to the Individuals wi ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - KY)

Donna Powers v. Kentucky Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

Paducah, Kentucky personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on auto negligence and insurance law theories. Donna Powers and Fendol Carruthers, Jr. were involved in a two-vehicle accident. Powers later filed suit against Carruthers and Kentucky Farm Bureau (Farm Bureau), her underinsurance carrier. However, apparently unbeknownst to Powers, Carruthers had died before Power ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - KY)

United States of America v. Demario Davis

Memphis, Tennessee criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with distribution of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Demario Davis, age 35, of Memphis On February 12, 2018, members of the Memphis Police Department’s - Organized Crime Unit responded to an overdose that occurred at a hotel room on Madison Avenue. Demario Davis, age 35, of Memphis, was identified as the source of ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - TN)

United States of America v. Rudy Guerrero

Lexington, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with money laundering. Rudy Guerrero, age 37, was involved in a promotional money laundering scheme, amongst eight defendants, and included criminal activities in Lexington and Chicago, during the conspiracy. According to testimony at trial, Guerrero delivered bulk cash drug proceeds on three separate occasions within a w ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - KY)

Craig Janssen v. Allstate Vehicle & Property Insurance Company

San Antonio, Texas insurance law lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on breach of contract, breach of duty of good faith and fair dealting and violation of the Texas Deceptive Practices Act and other provisions of the Texas Insurance Code. Plaintiff has designated Gary Johnson, an appraiser and licensed adjuster in Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma, as his claims handling expert and pr ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Dawn M. Sheffield

San Antonio, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with defrauding the United States. Defendant, Dawn Sheffield, worked as a Field Studies Program Manager for Air Force Security Assistance and Training (AFSAT) at Randolph Air Force Base from January 2013 until March 2020. USA v. Sheffield, 5:19-MJ-1450-ESC-1, ECF No. 57, p. 1. AFSAT is the military department/defense agency ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - TX)

Robert Baker v. Othon, Inc., et al.

Houston, Texas personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendant on a breach of contract theory. This case was filed in the 215th Judicial District Court, Harris County, TX, 21-82987, and was removed to federal court by Defendant. Baker sued the defendants on December 22, 2021, in the 215th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas, alleging, among other claims, a breach of ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - TX)

State of Louisiana v. James Grayer

Baton Rouge, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with a felony. The State of Louisiana failed to comply with Uniform Rules of Louisiana Courts of Appeal, Rules 4-2 and 4-3, by failing to timely request a return date. See Tower Credit, Inc. v. Bradley, 2015-1164 (La.App. 1st Cir. 4/15/16}, 194 So.3d 62, 65. Supplementation of this writ application and/or an application ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - LA)

Dorman J. David v. Entergy Utility Enterprises, Inc., f/k/a Entergy Mississippi, Inc.

Jackson, Mississippi employment law lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a job discrimination theory based on his age. In the employment context, “[t]o succeed on a claim of intentional discrimination . . . a plaintiff must first prove a prima facie case of discrimination.” Wallace v. Tex. Tech Univ., 80 F.3d 1042, 1047 (5th Cir. 1996) (citations omitted). In discrimination ca ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - MS)

United States of America v. Richard William Butler

Jackson, Mississippi criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Richard Butler, 42, pled guilty in U.S. District Court in Jackson. According to court documents, on September 25, 2019, following an investigation into sources of methamphetamine, ATF special agents and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents conducted a controlled ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - MS)

State of Michigan v. Reno Kenyatte Johnson

Flint, Michigan criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one of second-degree criminal conduct. Reno Kenyatte Johnson, age 44, was charged with sexually assauling a woman in a Davison area campground in a cabin at the Outdoor Adventures Lakeshore Resort in Richfield Township on June 19, 2017. DNA evidence confirmed that Defendant was th ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - MI)

United States of America v. Michael Smallwood

Washington, DC: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with a firearm felony for possession a ghost gun and ammunition. In the early morning hours of Dec. 21, 2019, police responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment in Southeast Washington where Smallwood was residing. There, the police were notified that Smallwood kept a firearm in his dresser. In addition to the firearm ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - DC)

State of Oklahoma v. David Flores Villanueva

Lawton, Oklahoma Lawton, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with first-degree murder in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7(A), which provides: A. A person commits murder in the first degree when that person unlawfully and with malice aforethought causes the death of another human being. Malice is that deliberate intention unlawfully to take away the life of a human being, whic ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - OK)

Michelle Mondragon v. City of Fremont, Jose Hernandez, Jeremy Miskella

San Jose, California personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on civil rights violation wrongful death theories claiming to have been injured and/or damaged as a direct result of the death of Elena Mondragon. Ebbie Mondragon was a passenger in a car driven by Rico Tiger, age 19, who was trying to avoid arrest by officers Jose Hernandez and Jeremy Miskella on March 14, 20 ... More $20,000,000 (06-24-2022 - CA)

Luis Montoya Carranza c. City of San Pablo, M. Wong, Tyler Nelson, Melvin Sith, Gilbert Troche, Joshua Hearn, Monica Louis, and Robert Arguello

San Francisco, California personal injury lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants on civil rights theories claiming to have suffered more than $75,000 in injuries and/or damages as a result. ... More $1 (06-24-2022 - CA)

United States of America v. Daniel Thomas Broyles Sr., aka Dan Thomas, aka Daniel Cruz Torrez

Dallas, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering charges for two high-yield investment fraud schemes. Daniel Thomas Broyles Sr., aka Dan Thomas, aka Daniel Cruz Torrez, 64, of Malibu, participated in a high-yield investment fraud scheme involving a sham company named Niyato Industries Inc. Br ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - TN)

United States of America v. Elein Rodela Jr.

Pecos, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with involvement in a tax fraud scheme. Elein Rodela Jr., 41, was a tax preparer in the El Paso area. From August 2016 to August 2018, Rodela perpetrated a scheme to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by filing false tax returns and then receiving the ill-gotten refunds. The scheme involved using legitimate W2 forms to f ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Hector Flores, Jr.

Pecos, Texas criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with endangerment of a child On February 5, 2022, Big Bend National Park Rangers found an abandoned vehicle belonging to Hector Flores Jr., 48, located in a very remote part of Big Bend National Park about 20 miles from the Mexican border. Birth certificates for Flores and a nine-year-old child were found in the vehicle. Evidenc ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - TX)

IN RE ESTATE OF JOHN BRUCE WILSON

Nashville, TN - Trusts and Wills lawyer represented appellant with appealing the dismissal of a petition for a declaratory judgment. On August 13, 2020, Bennett Gordon Scott Wilson filed a petition seeking a declaratory judgment concerning his father’s will and trust. Defendant Deborah Laverne French filed a motion to dismiss the petition based, in part, on res judicata. Mr. Wilson subs ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - TN)

United States of America v. Brian Thomas Rogers

Spartanburg, South Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with making false statement in a Clear Air Act report. Brian Thomas Rogers, age 53, of Anderson, South Carolina and the owner of Rogers Environmental, LLC, contracted to perform an asbestos building inspection at Pratt Hall on the campus of Anderson University, Anderson County, South Carolina. Rogers' limited surv ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - SC)

Vicki Baker v. City of McKinney

Sherman, Texas civil rights lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued the City of McKinney, Texas on property damage theory. Vicki Baker sued the City of McKinney seeking compensation for damage done to her by a SWAT team trying to apprehend a fugitive who had holed up on her house. ... More $59,000 (06-24-2022 - TX)

United States of America v. Vincent Deritis

Statesville, North Carolina criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. Trial evidence and witness testimony, between October 29, 2018, and March 17, 2019, Vincent Deritis, age 33, secretly recorded a minor while the minor was exiting the shower. On April 3, 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Deriti ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - NC)

United States of America v. Envistacom LLC, Alan Carson, Valerie Hayes Philip Flores

Atlanta, Georgia criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of major fraud. “Collusion and fraud undermine competition in the procurement process to the detriment of U.S. taxpayers,” said Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. “Investigating and prosecuting criminal ... More $0 (06-24-2022 - GA)

Andrew Todd v. Commonwealth of Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with DUI. On March 1, 2018, Louisville Metro Police were called to investigate a call about an unresponsive individual (later determined to be Todd) in a car parked in the middle of the road in the Valley Station area. Upon arrival, they discovered that Todd had regained consciousness. They then conducted three field sobr ... More $0 (06-23-2022 - KY)

John Sawyer v. City of Soddy-Daisy, et al.

Chattanooga, Tennessee personal injury lawyers represented Plaintiff, who sued defendants on a civil rights violation theory. Officer Eric Hindmon is a long-serving police officer who began his career with the Chattanooga Police Department in 2003. (Doc. 76-1, at 22.) He attended a police academy and received his Tennessee Peace Officer Service Training (“POST”) certification prior to joini ... More $0 (06-23-2022 - TN)

Paul D. Reed v. Memphis Recovery Centers, Inc.

Memphis, Tennessee pro se plaintiff without a lawyer sued Defendant on a civil rights race discrimination theory. In his complaint, Reed alleges race discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including illegal termination, unequal terms and conditions of employment, and a failure to “provide safety in [the] workplace.” (ECF No. 1 at 3.) Regarding the specifics of his cl ... More $0 (06-23-2022 - TN)

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