Recent Verdicts and Judgements

ROGER DELL LEBLANC vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today This Court previously affirmed the order denying Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus in Marion County Circuit Court Case No. 2006-CF-3929. Because it appears that Appellant’s pro se filings are abusive, repetitive, malicious, or frivolous. ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

NATALIE BRUZZESE vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Natalie Bruzzese appeals a final judgment finding her guilty of resisting an officer without violence and withholding adjudication on resisting an officer with violence. On appeal, she raises five issues, only one of which merits discussion. Because Bruzzese’s efforts to resist her arrest were part of a cont ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANY vs SPEED DRY, INC., AS ASSIGNEE OF MAURICIO AND PATRICIA ORTIZ

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Mauricio and Patricia Ortizes’ residence was insured by State Farm under a homeowner’s policy. The Ortizes filed an insurance claim with State Farm after sustaining storm damage to their home. They subsequently assigned their right to proceeds under the policy to Speed Dry, Inc. Speed Dry, as assignee, filed ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

BOBBY J. NAPIER vs FLORIDA PAROLE COMMISSION and DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today See Duncan v. Moore, 754 So. 2d 708 (Fla. 2000) (recognizing that the conditional release statute does not violate the double jeopardy, due process, or ex post facto clauses); Fleming v. State, 697 So. 2d 1322 (Fla. 5th DCA 1997) (acknowledging that there is no entitlement to credit for time spent on conditi ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

ANGEL COLON, et al. vs G4S PLC, G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (USA), INC. and G4S US, INC.

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen (“Mateen”) entered Pulse and killed forty-nine people and wounded fifty-three others. The amended complaints alleged the following facts. 2 At the time of the mass murder, Mateen was employed by G4S, after he was hired in September 2007 to work as a “Custom Protection Officer.” ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

MICHELLE A HOLLINGSWORTH vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Appellant challenges the trial court’s order revoking her probation for the crime of aggravated stalking and the sentence imposed. She contends that the court erred in finding her in violation of an oral condition imposed after she violated her original probation, one of two conditions the court found that s ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

LENSKY JEANBART vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Lensky M. Jeanbart (“Defendant”) files a new appeal following this Court granting his petition for writ of habeas corpus alleging ineffective assistance of appellate counsel. See Jeanbart v. State, 254 So. 3d 1033 (Fla. 4th DCA 2018). Concluding that the court erred by (1) instructing the jury to disregard r ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

ASAEL ABAD, et al. v. G4S SECURE SOLUTIONS (USA), INC.

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen (“Mateen”) entered Pulse and killed forty-nine people and wounded fifty-three others. The amended complaints alleged the following facts. 2 At the time of the mass murder, Mateen was employed by G4S, after he was hired in September 2007 to work as a “Custom Protection Officer.” ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

JEROME SPARKS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today In January 2017, the circuit court denied Sparks’s Stand Your Ground motion to dismiss two counts of the information charging him with 2 attempted first-degree murder.1 The court found that, under Bretherick v. State, 170 So. 3d 766 (Fla. 2015), Sparks did not carry his burden of proof to establish immunity ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

CORNELL ROBERTS vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Cornell Roberts was charged with attempted first-degree murder. The jury was given the following instruction: 3.4 WHEN THERE ARE LESSER INCLUDED CRIMES OR ATTEMPTS In considering the evidence, you should consider the possibility that although the evidence may not convince you that the defendant committed the ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - FL)

Mountainlands Conservancy, LLC v. California Coastal Commission, County of Los Angeles

1. The Legal Background: General Principles The California Coastal Act (the Coastal Act) was passed in 1976. (Pub. Resources Code, § 30000 et seq.) 1 It is “a comprehensive scheme to govern land use planning for the entire coastal zone of California.” (Yost v. Thomas (1984) 36 Cal.3d 561, 565 (Yost).) The Coastal Act requires “all local governments lying in whole or in part within the coastal zone ... More $0 (04-05-2020 - CA)

BYRON MCGRAW vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today On March 21, 2018, we answered in the affirmative the following rephrased question from the county court: Under the Fourth Amendment, may a warrantless blood draw of an unconscious person, incapable of giving actual consent, be pursuant to section 316.1932(1)(c), Florida Statutes (2016) (“Any person who is i ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - FL)

MARCUS J. HARRIS, vs THE STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Petitioner Marcus Harris, acting pro se, seeks from this Court what Harris characterizes as a writ of mandamus. While Harris’s petition requests an order 2 directing the lower court “to produce authentic documentation to justify its denial of prior credit before probation violation,” what Harris’s petition ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - FL)

STATE FARM FLORIDA INSURANCE COMPANY, vs ARMANDO CHIRINO

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today State Farm petitions for a writ of certiorari to quash the trial court’s decision allowing its insured, Armando Chirino, to make a video and audio recording of State Farm’s appraiser’s inspection of the insured property for purposes of an appraisal authorized under the policy. “To grant certiorari relief, th ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - FL)

PEOPLE'S TRUST INSURANCE COMPANY vs YESENIA VALENTIN

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Valentin’s property was insured by People’s Trust under a policy that included a Preferred Contractor Endorsement.3 In July of 2017, Valentin’s home sustained water damage from an apparent roof leak. According to the allegations of People’s Trust’s complaint, People’s Trust repeatedly requested several docu ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - FL)

O.J. MCDUFFIE vs JOHN W. URIBE, M.D.

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today In this medical malpractice case, former Miami Dolphins player, O.J. McDuffie, sued his treating physician, Dr. Uribe, for damages resulting from his career-ending toe injury in 1999. This is an appeal from the final judgment rendered after the second trial, in which the jury returned a verdict in favor of D ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - FL)

KENYATTA HARMON vs THE STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Having considered the entire record and finding no reversible error raised by the defendant regarding two of the three charges, we affirm the convictions and sentences for resisting an officer without violence and armed trafficking in methamphetamine, without further discussion. However, upon the state’s pro ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - FL)

SANTIAGO MEDINA AND MILITZA BERNAL, vs TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY COMPANY OF AMERICA, et al.

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today The tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress requires that a party's conduct go beyond mere bad faith and instead be “so outrageous in character, and so extreme in degree, as to go beyond all possible bounds of decency.” Aguilera v. Inservices, Inc., 905 So. 2d 84, 92 (Fla. 2005) (quoting Metro. ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - FL)

SEDRICK WRIGHT vs THE STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Wright was initially stopped by plainclothes police officers when they smelled marijuana coming from his vehicle as he passed them on the road. The officers pulled in behind him and blocked his car; Wright got out of the car and ran. When Wright failed to stop when ordered to, the officers tasered him. The a ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - FL)

United States of America v. Mason Means

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Rapid City, SD - The United States of America charged Mason Means with felony possession of a firearm. A Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - SD)

United States of America v. Frank Gene Powell

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today St. George, UT - The United States of America charged Frank Gene Powell with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering, two counts of destruction of records in a federal investigation, concealment of a document or object in an attempt to impair the object’s integrity or availability for use in an o ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - UT)

United States of America v. Jessica Lynn Dierking

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Cheyenne, WY - The United States of America charged Jessica Lynn Dierking with receipt of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and two counts of production of child pornography. Jessica Lynn Dierking, age 34, a resident of Sheridan, Wyoming, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - WY)

United States of America v. George Wyatt Elms and Travis Klyn

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Reno, NV - The United States of America charged George Wyatt Elms and Travis Klyn with conspiracy to steal firearms from licensed gun dealer. George Wyatt Elms and Travis Klyn made their initial appearances for allegedly conspiring to steal dozens of firearms from a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). As al ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - )

Delores Tarin v. Rochelle Lind

Plaintiff and appellant Dolores Tarin (Dolores) appeals from the judgment after the trial court granted three judgments on the pleadings in favor of defendants and respondents Rochelle Lind (Rochelle) and Jesse Tarin (Jesse)1 (collectively, defendants), and Dolores dismissed her remaining claims. Dolores alleged that defendants interfered in Dolores’s relationship with her mother, Lucy Torres (Luc ... More $0 (04-04-2020 - CA)

DARRYL LEN MORGAN vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Darryl Morgan challenges the postconviction court's order denying his motion to correct an illegal sentence filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal - 2 - Procedure 3.800(a). In the order on appeal, the postconviction court vacated a previous order in which it had granted Morgan's motion and ordered resen ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - FL)

JUSTIN WAYNE SCHWANGER vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Justin Wayne Schwanger challenges his convictions and sentences for traveling to meet a minor after using a computer for the purpose of soliciting the minor to engage in unlawful sexual conduct pursuant to section 847.0135(4)(a), Florida Statutes (2017), and attempted lewd or lascivious battery against a chi ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - FL)

MICHAEL SUTTON vs STATE OF FLORIDA

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Michael C. Sutton appeals his judgments and sentences for attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon following his nolo contendere plea to the charges. Mr. Sutton argues, and the State correctly - 2 - concedes, that the trial court erred by failing to conduct a competenc ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - FL)

United States of America v. FPR Specialty Pharmacy, LLC, Mead Square Pharmacy, Inc., Christopher K. Casey and William Rue

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today The United States filed a lawsuit and simultaneously settled civil healthcare fraud claims against FPR SPECIALTY PHARMACY LLC and MEAD SQUARE PHARMACY, INC. (“MEAD SQUARE” and together, the “Pharmacies”), and their owners, CHRISTOPHER K. CASEY and WILLIAM RUE (collectively, “Defendants”), for their submis ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - NY)

United States of America v. Southwest Key Programs

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today The Department of Justice today announced that it has reached a settlement agreement with Southwest Key Programs (SKP), an organization that operates detention centers in several states, including Texas. The settlement resolves a claim that SKP retaliated against a former employee in violation of the antid ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - TX)

Elroy Jones vs State of Florida

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today In this Anders* appeal of the order of revocation of probation and resulting sentence, our independent review of the record confirms that no good faith issue warranting reversal is presented in the trial court proceedings. However, the order of revocation lists the paragraphs in the amended affidavit of viol ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - FL)

Oliver Young, Jr. vs State of Florida

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Prior to trial, the State gave notice of its intent to introduce out-of-court statements made by the child victims. The State intended to introduce the hearsay through two witnesses, a case worker with the Child Protection Team, and the paternal grandmother of the children. The defense objected, and a hearin ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - FL)

Raymond Bright v. State of Florida

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today This Court previously set forth the relevant facts in Bright I: On February 18, 2008, Michael Majors went to the home of fifty-four-year-old defendant Raymond Bright in Jacksonville, Florida. Twenty-year-old Derrick King, sixteen-year-old Randall Brown, and Bright were in the house. At approximately 8 p.m., ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - FL)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. CHANCE GLENN HARRUFF

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Kristi Olson was discovered unconscious in her Dallas, South Dakota home on June 1, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. by Samantha York, Kristi’s eldest daughter.1 York lived in a nearby home on the same property. She had called her mother several times that morning, but received no answer. York knew Kristi should have been ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - SD)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. JOSHUA JOHN ARMSTRONG

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Armstrong has been an inmate in the South Dakota State Penitentiary since his 2009 conviction of sexual contact with a person under sixteen. See State v. Armstrong, 2010 S.D. 94, 793 N.W.2d 6. In 2016, Armstrong prepared an envelope of letters and other documents to be sent to the Compass Center in Sioux Fal ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - SD)

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. DONALD LEON NEKOLITE

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today On April 20, 2018, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Nekolite was driving his car eastbound on Highway 38 near Montrose when he made a sharp left turn directly in front of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) driven by Joni Wagner, who was traveling westbound on Highway 38. The vehicles collided, with the point of latera ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - SD)

United States of America v. Vaughn Simon

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Philadelphia, PA - The United States of America charged Vaughn Simon with mail fraud, wire fraud, filing a false tax return and tax evasion. Vaughn Simon, 27, of Pearland, TX, was charged today by Information with 22 counts of mail fraud, eight counts of wire fraud, two counts of filing a false tax return ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - PA)

United States of America v. Finance of America Resverse (FAR)

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Washington, DC - The United States of America sued Finance of America Resverse (FAR) on a False Claims Act (FCA) theory. The Department of Justice announced that Finance of America Reverse (FAR) agreed to pay the United States $2.47 million to resolve allegations that, a predecessor entity, Urban Financi ... More $2,470,000 (04-03-2020 - DC)

United States of America v. Timothy Brown

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Atlanta, GA - The United States of America charged Timothy Brown with attempting to travel outside the United States to have sex with minor girls. Timothy Brown pleaded not guilty on a federal charge of attempting to travel to the Philippines for the purpose of engaging in illicit sex with a minor. Brown ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - GA)

United States of America v. Anthony Curtis Raife

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Savannah, GA - The United States of America charged Anthony Curtis Raife with possession of a saw off shotgun and conspiracy to commit robbery. A Savannah man has admitted taking part in the March 2019 robbery of a bar that left a U.S. Army serviceman wounded. Anthony Curtis Raife, 24, pled guilty to Pos ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - GA)

United States of America v. Gray Lynn Ragland

MoreLaw ReceptionistsVOIP Phone and Virtual Receptionist Services Call 918-582-6422 Today Midland, TX - The United States of America charged Gray Lynn Ragland with possession of child pornography. a federal judge sentenced former Andrews Middle School Choir Director Gary Lynn Ragland to 97 months in federal prison on a child pornography charge, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash. In addi ... More $0 (04-03-2020 - TX)

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