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Civil Digest

Sep 21, 2021

Habeas Relief – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

A jury convicted Alonso Corral of attempted homicide after two men who knew him swore that he shot at them.

Sep 21, 2021

Fair Labor Standards Act – Individual Claims – Time-barred

Between November 2011 and August 2013, Peggy Jo Smith worked for Professional Transportation Inc. (PTI), a company that transports railroad crews to and from their places of work.

Sep 21, 2021

Jury Instructions

Jimmy Powell dealt cocaine. After a drug deal went bad and his customer ended up with life‐ threatening injuries, he was charged in Wisconsin state court with various crimes, including first‐degree reckless injury.

Sep 21, 2021

First Step Act – Compassionate Release

Ross Thacker is serving a 33-year federal sentence for a series of armed robberies he committed in 2002.

Sep 21, 2021

Abuse of Discretion – Suppression of Evidence

Alexander Bebris sent child pornography over Facebook’s private user-to-user messaging system, Facebook Messenger, in 2018.

Sep 21, 2021

FCRA – Failure to State Claim

In these consolidated cases, plaintiffs owe consumer debts they claim are not owned by the creditors listed on their credit reports.

Sep 21, 2021

Railway Labor Act Violation – Duty of Fair Representation

The plaintiffs, pilot instructors for United Airlines, brought this class action against the Air Line Pilots Association, International (“ALPA”), their recognized agent for the purpose of collective bargaining.

Sep 19, 2021

Statutory Interpretation – 4th Amendment – Search and Seizure

Tuggle’s case presents an issue of first impression for this Court: whether the warrantless use of pole cameras to observe a home on either a short- or long-term basis amounts to a “search” under the Fourth Amendment.

Sep 19, 2021

Jury Instructions

Jyshawn Jackson, together with Marnetta Walker, sold drugs on six occasions to a confidential source (“CS”) during a two-month span in 2019.

Sep 19, 2021

ALJ Review – Disability Benefits

Mike Butler sought disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 401–433, and that claim for benefits was denied by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) following a hearing.

Sep 19, 2021

4th Amendment Violation – Unlawful Seizure

Plaintiff Sally Gaetjens sued various local government officials for entering and condemning her home and confiscating her thirty‐seven cats, all without a warrant.

Sep 19, 2021

Immigration – Removal Order

Oscar Calan-Montiel, a citizen of Mexico, entered the United States without color of legal right to be here.


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