SALT LAKE CITY — An Ogden man who claimed he had ineffective council had his appeals case thrown out by a judge Thursday. Benjamin Brocksmith, 39, claimed his defense did not adequately represent him during his 2016 jury trial, where the jury found him guilty of two counts of driving with a measurable amount of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony. Brocksmith was convicted of driving under the influence of marijuana on May 21, 2014, when police said he crashed his car into a 1998 Honda Accord near Wall Avenue and 24th Street in Ogden. The driver of the Honda was former Weber High School softball player Marjorie Medina, who had just graduated from high school the previous day, according to previous Standard-Examiner reporting. Both Medina and another passenger suffered broken bones and internal injuries in the crash. A blood test later found that Brocksmith had THC in his system when the crash occurred. RELATED: Crash caused by marijuana use … [Read more...] about Ogden man who injured 2 in drug-related crash loses appeal in state court
New York State Court of Appeals Breach of contract Valid contract – Offer and acceptance – Email communication Kolchins v. Evolution Markets Inc. No. 31 Judge Stein Background: At issue on appeal is whether the documentary evidence proffered by the defendant on its motion to dismiss conclusively refuted the plaintiff’s breach of contract claims. Ruling: The Court of Appeals affirmed the denial, ... … [Read more...] about Court of Appeals – Breach of contract: Kolchins v. Evolution Markets Inc.
We all expected former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski to ask the judge to reverse his corruption conviction. I was expecting him to make better arguments, though. He’s relying on the same stale ones that failed the first time during his trial.A federal jury convicted Pawlowski in March of 47 felonies related to pay-to-play politics, providing favors in exchange for campaign donations. His attorney, Jack McMahon, said that night that the verdict would be challenged.The challenge came April 20 in a “motion for judgment of acquittal” that argues the jury got it wrong because there was no clear evidence of any quid pro quo. The six-page document regurgitates the same arguments the jury didn’t buy in court, that there was no direct connection between payments to the mayor’s campaign and any actions taken by the city.Our justice system calls on juries to weigh conflicting testimony and evidence and render a verdict. This jury did that. Asking a judge to now rule … [Read more...] about Former mayor’s appeal just regurgitates the same arguments
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Appeals Court faults prosecutor for repeatedly mentioning ISIS. Curtis Hill disagrees. The Indiana Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a prosecutor's 17 references to ISIS during a trial improperly influenced a jury. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Mark Alesia, [email protected] Published 6:00 a.m. ET May 1, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Indiana Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a prosecutor's 17 references to ISIS during a trial improperly … [Read more...] about Appeals Court faults prosecutor for repeatedly mentioning ISIS. Curtis Hill disagrees.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oral arguments are set for June in the appeal of a woman imprisoned for life without parole after she killed a man who solicited her as a then-16-year-old prostitute.The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals set June 14 as the court date for the case of 29-year-old Cyntoia Brown in front of a three-judge panel in Cincinnati.Brown has been in prison since 2004, when she was convicted of killing the 43-year-old man. Brown's advocates say she was a sex trafficking victim fearing for her life and wronged by the legal system. Prosecutors say Brown killed the man to rob him.She cannot be paroled until she's at least 67.Celebrities including Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West have called for her release. … [Read more...] about Appeal hearing set for woman sentenced as a teen to life