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In August 2009, respondent Hillary Bouldin, while driving his car, struck petitioner Rocky Dietz’s car. See Dietz v. Bouldin, 794 F.3d 1093, 1095 (9th Cir. 2015). Dietz sued Bouldin in Montana state court for physical and mental injuries sustained as a...

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In 1986, Timothy Tyrone Foster was arrested for the murder of 79-year-old Queen Madge White in Rome, Georgia. See Foster v. State, 374 S.E.2d 188, 190 (1988). Following the jury trial, Foster was convicted of malice murder and burglary and sentenced to...

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In the mid-1990s two companies began providing financial services in the United States. See Hana Financial, Inc. v Hana Bank, 735 F.3d 1158, 1161 (9th Cir. 2013). In July 1994, Respondents Hana Bank (“HB”), which was established in Korea since 1971,...

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Many successful criminal prosecutions in the United States end not with jury trials, but with plea bargains. Plea bargains are agreements between defendants and prosecutors in which defendants agree to plead guilty to some or all of the charges...

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In 1998, sixteen-year old Marcus Lee was fatally shot. See Brief for Respondent, Illinois at 1. Respondent the State of Illinois ("the State") charged Petitioner Michael Rivera with first degree murder. See id. The State alleged that Rivera, an alleged...