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Cox v. Secretary, FL DOC  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 13-15718

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was convicted by a jury of three counts and he received prison sentences on Counts 1 and 2, but his sentence was suspended for Count 3. A Florida state court dismissed Count 3 from petitioner's judgment on the...

Lane v. Philbin  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 14-11140

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a Georgia state prisoner with a third-grade education, alleged in his pro se handwritten complaint that he was on his way to the dining hall at the Valdosta State Prison when he was savagely attacked by anothe...

USA v. Wayne Graham
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Numbers: 14-12198, 14-12807
USA v. Wilson Antonio Chaverra Gonzalez
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11719
Gowdy v. Mitchell  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11891

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's order affirming eight rulings of the bankruptcy court. The court concluded that the bankruptcy court did not err in holding an evidentiary show-cause hearing where plaintiff receiv...

United States v. Hunter  
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12640

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to drug-related charges and then appealed his 60-month sentence. Defendant contends that the government breached the plea agreement by failing to recommend a reduction for acceptance of responsib...

USA v. Dontrey Williams
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-14025
Jones v. Secretary, FL DOC  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 13-15053

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of first-degree murder, robbery, and grand theft, appealed the district court's denial of federal habeas relief. Petitioner argues that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to fully investi...

Tharpe v. Warden  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 14-12464

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, convicted of kidnapping his wife and murdering his sister-in-law, appealed the district court's denial of his petition for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254. The court concluded that petitioner failed to sho...

Estate of Jason Jerry Owens, et al v. Geo Group, Inc., et al
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10474
Peppers v. Cobb County  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-10866

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a retired criminal investigator with the Cobb Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office, filed suit against the county, alleging discrimination on the basis of sex after he learned that a less-experienced fe...

Smith v. LePage  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-11632

Justia Opinion Summary: After officers shot and killed Dirk Smith in his own home, his surviving wife and children filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and Georgia law against the county, the police chief, and the officers. The court chose to exerci...

USA v. Lancy White, Jr.
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12025
USA v. Norman Joel Reyes
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-12175