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Rafi Ghazarian v. Magellan Health, Inc.

Generally, an insurer is not liable for bad faith if its denial of a claim was
reasonable. In this appeal, we clarify that to avoid bad faith liability, it is not enough that
an insurer’s ultimate decision might be considered reasonable at first glance. Here, the
trial court erred by failing to look past an arguably reasonable denial to determine
whether the insurer fairly evaluate... More...
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United States of America v. Rogelio Gomez-Arias

Medford, OR The United States of America charged Rogelio Gomez-Arias, age 24, with drug trafficking.

According to court documents, in May 2018, southern Oregon law enforcement began investigating Gomez-Arias’ trafficking organization. Investigators learned than an individual in Mexico supplied the organization with methamphetamine in exchange for cash and firearms, and instructed it to tr... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. LAWRENCE JORDAN


















{¶3} On Octobe... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRENT R. HOUDESHELL

















{¶3} On October 16, 2... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. GREGORY W. FORD, II

















{¶3} On December 29, ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. SHELDON L. DOOGS








{¶2} On February 5, 2019, Lieutenant Michael Gullifer (“Lieutenant
Gullifer”) of the City of Upper Sandusky Police Department was on patrol with
Patrolman Charles Seeley (“Patrolman Seeley”). Tr. 115-116. Lieutenant Gullif... More...
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MELISSA L. DEPINET v. SHARON K. NORVILLE -and- ROBERT L. NORVILLE, JR.








On September 13, 2018, Depinet filed a complaint seeking
legal custody of B.N. and S.N. (Doc. No. 1). That same day, Depinet filed a motion
for an emergency ex parte order naming her the emergency temporary legal
custod... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. VICTOR L. SPEICHER

















{¶2} The victim in t... More...
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IN RE: L.G., DEPENDENT CHILD and IN RE: C.G., DEPENDENT CHILD









{¶2} Molly and Dennis were married in 2010. They had two children
together: L.G., born in December of 2011, and C.G., born in September of 2013.
In early 2016, Dennis filed for divorce in a separate proceeding.
{¶... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DAVID S. KAMMEYER
















{¶2} This case stems from ... More...
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HEATHER M. SIFERD v. RONALD L. SIFERD








{¶2} This matter originated on August 3, 2015, when Heather M. Siferd
(“Heather”) filed a complaint in the trial court requesting a divorce from Ronald.
(Doc. No. 1).1
On August 18, 2015, Ronald filed his answer and c... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. EARL R. SIMON
















{¶2} The genesis of this c... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. KANDALE L. HARRISON















{¶2} On February 2, 2018, the... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Randeloph Roderick White, Jr.





Claremore, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Randeloph Roderick White, Jr. with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU2I, DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (AFCF), in violation of 63 O.S. 2-401
Date of Offense: 01/09/2008
Party Name Disposition ... More...
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Leonel Gonzalez and Jonathan Basulto v. Joshua Nicholson and JAG Trucking, Inc. v. Todd Kittinger v. Jaun Carlos A. Hernandez





Fresno, CA - Leonel Gonzalez and Jonathan Basulto sued Joshua Nicholson and JAG Trucking, Inc. on personal injury, auto negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in a car truck wreck caused by Nichol... More...
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United States of America v. Jeremy Elguez




Sacramento, CA - The United States of America charged Jeremy Elguez, age 32, with burglarizing 10 post offices.

According to court documents, between Aug. 23, 2019 and March 1, 2020, Elguez burglarized the Butte City Post Office twice, the Glenn Post Of... More...
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United States of America v. Anthony Scott Levandowski





San Francisco, CA - The United States of America charged Anthony Scott Levandowski with trade secret theft related to Google’s self-driving car program.

As part of a plea agreement, Levandowski, 40, of Marin County, pleaded guilty to one of th... More...
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Bernadette Cortez v. Phillip Michael Adams and GCB Logistics, Inc.






Los Angeles, CA - Bernadette Cortez sued Phillip Michael Adams and GCB Logistics, Inc. on personal injury, auto negligence and respondeat superior claiming to have been injured and/or damaged as a direct result of a car truck wreck caused by... More...
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United States of America v. Aminullah “David” Sarpas and Samuel Paul Bain





Santa Ana, CA - The United States of America charged Aminullah “David” Sarpas and Samuel Paul Bain with defrauding homeowners by offering bogus modification programs to homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages in the wake of the 2008 financia... More...
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Kristy Puerta v. United States of America





San Diego, CA - Kristy Puerta sued the United States of America (Department of the Interior) under the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C 1346) claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in a car wreck caused by Bruce Allen Hill, an employee of t... More...
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United States of America v. Tyrone Cedric Duren





San Diego , CA - The United States of America charged Tyrone Cedric Duren, age 50, with stealing money from drug smugglers and laundering those funds.

While working as a federal agent specializing in the investigation of bulk cash sm... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CULLEN A. PARSONS

















{¶2} Following a jury... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CORY BENJAMIN SHEPHERD















{¶1} Defendant-appellant, Cory ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CALEB M. JONES

















{¶2} On February 5, 2... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. KARL F. DUNCAN















{¶2} At roughly 3:30 A.M. on ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. LASTAN’LE BERNARD WILLIAMS, JR.
















{¶ 3} The presentence i... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. FRED TIPTON, III









{¶ 2} On May 13, 2019, Tipton was charged with one count of aggravated
menacing, in violation of R.C. 2903.21(A), a first-degree misdemeanor. Tipton pleaded
not guilty, and the matter proceeded to a bench trial. The e... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. TOVA I. WALLACE-LEE












... More...
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IN THE MATTER OF: A.A.V.








{¶ 2} A.V. and A.C. are the father and mother of A.A.V., who was born in 2012.
The couple was never married, but resided together in Urbana with the minor child. In
2014, the couple separated and initiated parenting procee... More...
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Ellen Breneman v. Solomon Nyamusa and Eagle Eye Truck Lines, LLC





Minneapolis, MN - Ellen Breneman sued Solomon Nyamusa and Eagle Eye Truck Lines, LLC on personal injury, auto negligence, and respondeat superior theories claiming to have been injured and/or damaged in a car truck wreck cased by Nyamusa.
... More...
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MATTHEW TYE, et al. v. T. JEFFREY BEAUSAY, et al.







{¶ 4} This is the second time this case has been before us. The first appeal
involved a summary judgment granted on whether an attorney-client relationship existed
between the Tye brothers and Beausay. See Tye v. Beausay, 2017-... More...
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Juan Paublo Velez v. Tony Weekly, Jr., Bohren Logistics, Inc., D.P. Sawyer Inc. and Interstate Highway Construction, Inc.





Omaha, NE - Juan Paublo Velez sued Tony Weekly, Jr., Bohren Logistics, Inc., D.P. Sawyer Inc. and Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. on personal injury, auto negligence, general negligence and respondeat superior theories claiming to have been ... More...
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United States of America v. Dale Lynn James





Pierre, SD - The United States of America chargedDale Lynn James, age 33, with conspiracy to tamper with a witness.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, up to 5 years of supervised release,... More...
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United States of America v. Omar Kashaka Taylor a/k/a "Shaka"





Minneapolis, MN - The United States of America charged Omar Kashaka Taylor a/k/a "Shaka" with sex trafficking.

“Omar Taylor was a coercive sex trafficker who pursued and exploited vulnerable victims for his own financial profit,” said United States Attorne... More...
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United States of America v. Jordan James Booker





Rapid City, IA - The United States of America charged Jordan James Booker, age 23, with felony possession of a firearm and fining a warning shot to scare another person.

In a plea agreement, Booker admitted that, on March 9, 2019, he... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Brandstrom





Council Bluff, IA - The United States of America charged Michael Brandstrom, age 29, with production and possession of child pornography.

The charges stem from an investigation initiated by local law enforcement after a mother reported her four-year-old ... More...
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United States of America v. Jason William Siesser





Jefferson City, MO - The United States of America charged Jason William Siesser with attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin.

Siesser admitted that he attemp... More...
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United States of America v. Ledra A. Craig





St. Louis, MO - The United States of America charged Ledra A. Craig, ate 43, with drug distribution.

According to the criminal complaint, investigators began conducting an overdose death investigation after a victim was found deceased in Sa... More...
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United States of America v. Josue Duane Graza





Little Rock, AR - The United States of America charged Josue Duane Graza with smuggling tobacco and cellular telephones into the Federal Correctional Complex in Forrest City where he worked as a guard.

In June 2018, an inmate at the Federal Correct... More...
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State of Texas v. Amber Renee Guyger





Dallas, TX - The State of Texas charged Amber Renee Guyger with second degree murder for shooing an killing Botham Jean in his own apartment when she entered his apartment thinking that it was her apartment on September 6, 2018.... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Jacky Cardale Mayfield and Rebecca Mechelle Williams





Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Jacky Cardale Mayfield and Rebecca Mechelle Williams with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 06/13/2016
Party Name Disposition... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Travis Jace Evans





Wagoner, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Travis Jace Evans with:


1. BURGLARY-1ST DEGREE
2. DOMESTIC ABUSE - A&B
... More...
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Diane Holley, Individually and as Conservator, etc. v. Silverado Senior Living Management, Inc.





Defendants Silverado Senior Living Management, Inc., and Subtenant 350
W. Bay Street, LLC dba Silverado Senior Living – Newport Mesa (collectively Silverado
or defendants) appeal from the trial court’s order denying its petition to co... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. T.J.D.







{¶ 2} Over 30 years ago, on September 20, 1989, T.J.D. was convicted of felony
drug abuse in violation of R.C. 2925.11. T.J.D. later moved the trial court to seal the
record of his conviction pursuant to R.C. 2953.32(A)(1). Th... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL S. MCCARTY













{¶ 1} Michael S. McCarty appeals from his conviction following a jury trial on one
count of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (OVI), a third-degree... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DUSTIN MERRICK













{¶ 1} Dustin Merrick pled guilty in the Greene County Court of Common Pleas to
two counts of aggravated murder with firearm specifications, two counts of murder, twoMore...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DE’ACAPONE T. HARRISON














{¶ 3} On March 18, 2019, the State filed a traffic ticket in the Fairborn Municipal
Court, alleging that on March 16, 2019, Harrison had operated a 2005 Nissan no... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JAMICHAEL L. HOWARD














{¶ 3} On January 22, 2018, friends of Charles Rayme were celebrating his birthday
through an extended party that began in the early afternoon at the Western Manor... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ROBERT O. HAYDEN













{¶ 1} Robert O. Hayden appeals from the trial court’s entry of summary judgment
against him on his pro se “Motion to Void Judgment and Set Aside Conviction.”
{¶ 2} Ha... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Shawn Elton Huddleston





Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Shawn Elton Huddleston with:


Count # 1. Count as Filed: KID, KIDNAPPING, in violation of 21 O.S. 741
Date of Offense: 02/09/2019
Party Name Disposition Information
HUDDLESTON... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Kelsi Lenea Mills





Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Kelsi Lenea Mills with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: FFP, FALSELY PERSONATE ANOTHER TO CREATE LIABILITY, in violation of 21 O.S. 1531.4
Date of Offense: 02/11/2019
Party Name Disposition ... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Elijah Mickel Pigg





Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Elijah Mickel Pigg with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU8TAM1, TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-415(C)(4)(a), 2-416
Date of Offense: 01/26/2019
Party Name Dispositi... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Dustin Michael Smith and Ariean Nicole Harrell, a/k/a Aryan Harroll





Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Dustin Michael Smith and Ariean Nicole Harrell, a/k/a Aryan Harroll with:


Count # 1. Count as Filed: DU2TAM1, TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS, in violation of 63 O.S. 2-415(C)(4)(a),2-416
... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Jose Luis Rodriguez





Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Jose Luis Rodriguez with:


Count # 1. Count as Filed: FORG, UTTERING FORGED INSTRUMENT, in violation of 21 O.S. 1592
Date of Offense: 08/04/2018
Party Name Disposition Information<... More...
   $0 (07-31-2020 - OK)

State of Oklahoma v. Brandon Ryan Kennedy a/k/a Brandon Kennedy





Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Brandon Ryan Kennedy a/k/a Brandon Kennedy with:


Count # 1. Count as Filed: DI6APC, ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTROL OF VEHICLE INTOXICATED, in violation of 47 O.S. 11-902(C)2
Date of Offense: 1... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Derrek Wade Rogers





Tulsa, OK - Criminal defense lawyer Steve Cale represented Derrek Wade Rogers, who was charged by the State of Oklahoma with:


Count # 1. Count as Filed: HR1, LEAVING SCENE ACCIDENT RESULTING IN INJURY, in violation of 47 O.S. 10-10... More...
   $0 (07-30-2020 - OK)

STATE OF OHIO v. EVA CHRISTIAN













{¶ 1} This matter is before us on remand from the Ohio Supreme Court, which
recently reversed our decision in State v. Christian, 99 N.E.3d 887, 2017-Ohio-8... More...
   $0 (08-07-2020 - OH)

State of Oklahoma v. Robert Lee Griffin and Dameon Lamont Woods, a/k/a Damien Woods





Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Robert Lee Griffin and Dameon Lamont Woods, a/k/a Damien Woods with:


Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, FELONY MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7 A
Date of Offense: 12/07... More...
   $0 (07-27-2020 - OK)

STATE OF OHIO v. ALIA WILLIAMS













{¶ 1} This case is before us on the appeal of Defendant-Appellant, Alia Williams,
from her conviction, on her no contest plea, for attempted... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Jessica Marie Ball





Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Jessica Marie Ball with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: DI6, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS & ALCOHOL (DUI) - SECOND OFFENSE, in violation of 47 O.S. 11-902(A)(5)
Date of Offense: 04/09/201... More...
   $0 (07-28-2020 - OK)

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