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USA v. Melvin Hillman
Date: April 20, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3689

United States v. Sandidge
Date: April 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1492

Justia Opinion Summary: Responding to an emergency call, Gary, Indiana officers discovered and confiscated a loaded revolver in Sandidge’s residence. Because Sandidge had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment...

United States v. Johnson
Date: April 20, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2240

Justia Opinion Summary: While Johnson was on probation for a conviction for second degree assault of a child, his probation officers discovered more than 3,000 photos on Johnson’s phone. Most of the photos were sexually explicit and the officer...

Wade v. Collier
Date: April 17, 2015
Docket Number: 13-3207

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, Thurman, a drug dealer, attempted to bribe four Maywood police officers. They reported the attempt to the State’s Attorney. That Office also learned that an individual arrested by Maywood police had stated that...

United States v. Pereira
Date: April 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1301

Justia Opinion Summary: An Illinois state trooper pulled over a vehicle driven by Helsene. Although it was December, Helsene was transporting two kayaks on top of his vehicle, which raised the trooper’s suspicion. After a K-9 unit detected the...

Wells Fargo Bank, NA v. Ivan Moore
Date: April 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2644

Michael Sanders v. Carolyn Colvin
Date: April 17, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3155

Mirza Baig v. Coca-Cola Company
Date: April 16, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3328

United States v. Ramirez
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1013

Justia Opinion Summary: Ramirez, a courier and bookkeeper in an Indianapolis methamphetamine distribution ring, was arrested minutes after she left a stash house carrying five pounds of meth worth more than $100,000. A search of the house yield...

USA v. Kamel Khatib
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2216

Kipp v. Ski Enter. Corp.
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-2527

Justia Opinion Summary: Kipp, an Illinois resident, purchased a chairlift ticket at Devil’s Head Ski Resort in Merrimac, Wisconsin. He claims that as a result of the “unreasonably fast speed” of the lift in the boarding area, he was injured (br...

Jon F. Raether v. Michael Meisner
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3077

Johnny Gibson v. William Pollard
Date: April 15, 2015
Docket Number: 14-3140

Corcoran v. Neal
Date: April 14, 2015
Docket Number: 13-1318

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1997 Corcoran shot and killed four men at his Fort Wayne home. A jury convicted him of four counts of murder. The trial judge imposed a death sentence. After unsuccessful state court appeals, Corcoran sought federal h...

Rhodes v. Dittmann
Date: April 14, 2015
Docket Number: 14-1741

Justia Opinion Summary: Rhodes was charged with two counts of kidnapping. He retained Kovac. A jury acquitted him on one count; a different jury convicted him on the other. Rhodes appealed, claiming that Kovac had rendered ineffective assistanc...