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Quiet Title Law
The People v. Kenneth Mark Doolittle

Defendant Kenneth Mark Doolittle was sentenced to 13 years in prison after the trial court, sitting without a jury, found him guilty on three counts of theft by false pretenses (Pen. Code, § 532, subd. (a)), six counts of theft from an elder or dependent adult (Pen. Code, § 368, subd. (d)), nine counts of false statements or omissions in the sale of securities (Corp. Code, §§ 25401, 25540, sub... More...   $0 (09-08-2014 - CA)

Helen Butts Tipps v. Chinn Exploration Company and Cherokee Royalty Syndicate

The appearance of settled mineral ownership—which had surrounded three neighboring tracts of oil-and-gas-producing land in Gregg County since the late 1800s or early 1900s—was shattered beginning in late 2008 when three different lawsuits arose involving eight parties, one consolidation, multiple partial summary judgments, and two trials. One group of the parties generalized it well: “This c... More...   $0 (09-05-2014 - TX)

Jacques Bloxham v. Todd Saldinger

Jacques Bloxham (or Jack Bloxham) and Janette Magoc (the Bloxhams) and Todd Saldinger and Barbara Saldinger, also known as Barbara Zylbert,1 (the Saldingers) disputed the location of their common property lines. At trial, the determinative issue was the location of the western boundary of the Shoquel Augmentation Rancho (more recently denominated the “Soquel Augmentation Rancho”; hereinafter s... More...   $0 (08-27-2014 - CA)

Katherine A. Chmielewski v. City of St. Pete Beach, Florida

Chester J. and Katherine A. Chmielewski, the original parties in this case,1
appeal the trial court's order granting, with prejudice, the City of St. Pete Beach's motion
to dismiss their complaint for failure to state a cause of action. The Chmielewskis had
filed suit to secure the disclosure of public records. We have jurisdiction, see Fla. R.
App. P. 9.030(b)(1)(A), and reverse.<... More...
   $0 (08-27-2014 - FL)

Rippy Interests, LLC v. William L. Nash, John D. Nash, Charles Nash and US KingKing, LLC

This is a summary-judgment appeal. The trial court granted the amended motion for summary judgment of Appellee US KingKing, LLC (KingKing) and denied the cross-motion for summary judgment of Appellant Rippy Interests, LLC (Rippy).1 Rippy appeals, complaining that the trial court erred in granting KingKing’s amended motion and in denying Rippy’s cross-motion. We agree; we will reverse the summa... More...   $0 (08-21-2014 - TX)

Leroy Fonteno v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

In June 2011, defendant Wells Fargo, N.A. (Wells Fargo) foreclosed on the residential mortgage loan of plaintiffs Leroy Fonteno and Jeanette Childs and purchased their home at a trustee sale conducted by defendant First American Trustee Servicing Solutions LLC (First American). Plaintiffs sued, alleging, among other things, that defendants violated both their deed of trust’s incorporation of a p... More...   $0 (08-18-2014 - CA)

Sea River Properties, LLC v. Loren E. Parks

Plaintiff Sea River and defendant Parks own adjoining
parcels of land on the central Oregon coast near Nedonna
Beach just south of the Nehalem River. Between the 1920s
and the 1990s, after the United States government built two
jetties to contain the Nehalem River, the ocean and wind
deposited sand and silt onto the upland, creating approximately
40 acres of land west of th... More...
   $0 (08-18-2014 - )

Janice Dudley, et al. v. Nettie Johnson and Joseph Conwright

In this Harrison County land title dispute between two neighboring families connected by a marriage, the original title to the disputed 7.23 acres was within the Conwright family, yet there was some evidence that the tract had been used from time to time by various members of the Johnson family other than the Johnson family claimants. After a bench trial, the trial court ruled that, because the Jo... More...   $0 (08-15-2014 - TX)

Christopher Joel Davey v. Margarett Jordan Royalties, Inc., et al

Christopher Joel Davey appeals from an adverse summary judgment rendered in his suit against numerous oil companies in an attempt to recover land that once belonged to his deceased father. In five issues, Davey contends that the orders rendered in the temporary administration of his father’s estate are void for want of jurisdiction, the deeds purportedly conveying property to Margarett Jordan Ro... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - TX)

The Heirs of Andres Garcia and Francisca Menchaca v. Atlee Parr, Ranch Enterprises LLC, Los Orcones Ranch LTD and Los Orcones Ranch Management LLC

This is an appeal of a take-nothing summary judgment adjudicating title to approximately 11,000 acres of real property in Duval County. Because we conclude appellants failed to produce evidence that they hold title to any part of the property at issue, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.
1 Sitting by assignment.
The property in d... More...
   $0 (08-13-2014 - TX)

Steven Hoffman v. 162 North Wolfe, LLC

This case involves a dispute between the owners of adjacent commercial property located in Sunnyvale at 170 North Wolfe Road (170 Wolfe, or 170 Wolfe property) and 162 North Wolfe Road (162 Wolfe, or 162 Wolfe property). In March 2010, appellants Steven Hoffman (Hoffman) and Swee Lin Hoffman (collectively, the Hoffmans), purchased the 170 Wolfe property. After close of escrow, the owner of the 162... More...   $0 (08-13-2014 - CA)

Betty Keith v. Mountain Resorts Development, LLC

¶ 1 This case is about land in Park City, Utah—a little town that has undergone many transformations. Mormon pioneers first traveled through the area on their way to Salt Lake City. When prospectors discovered silver in the hills, it became a mining boomtown, then, when the price of silver fell, it was nearly deserted as a ghost town—but industrious residents reinvented it as a luxury resort ... More...   $0 (08-08-2014 - UT)

Jacques Bloxham v. Todd Saldinger

Jacques Bloxham (or Jack Bloxham) and Janette Magoc (the Bloxhams) and Todd Saldinger and Barbara Saldinger, also known as Barbara Zylbert,1 (the Saldingers) disputed the location of their common property lines. At trial, the determinative issue was the location of the western boundary of the Shoquel Augmentation Rancho (more recently denominated the “Soquel Augmentation Rancho”; hereinafter s... More...   $0 (08-01-2014 - CA)

Cynthia Schlapper v. Rand K. Forest and Crosswater Yacht Club, L.P.

Cynthia Schlapper appeals pro se from the trial court’s order dismissing her claims
against Rand K. Forest and Crosswater Yacht Club, L.P., ordering her to refrain from filing further
pleadings asserting such claims, and awarding Crosswater attorney’s fees. For the reasons that
follow, we affirm.
This appeal arises from a long-running prope... More...
   $0 (07-30-2014 - TX)

Guardianship of A.L.

Seven years after appellant Marjorie L. (the guardian or Marjorie) was appointed guardian of her two granddaughters, A.L. and E.L. (the minors), the trial court granted a petition to terminate the guardianship filed by the minors’ parents, respondents Jennifer L. and Richard L., Jr., (the parents, or Jennifer and Richard), following a minutes long hearing in which no evidence was introduced, no ... More...   $0 (07-23-2014 - CA)

William B. Blaylock and Elaine C. Blaylock v. Thomas P. Holland and Kimberly Holland

This appeal concerns a trial court’s denial of an award of trial court costs to appellants William B. Blaylock and Elaine C. Blaylock (the Blaylocks). In two issues, the Blaylocks assert the trial court was without jurisdiction to exceed the prior mandate of this Court by denying the Blaylocks their trial court costs and the trial court was without discretion to deny the Blaylocks their trial co... More...   $0 (07-14-2014 - TX)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas v. United States of America

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas brought suit against the United States and various federal agencies alleging inter alia violations of the Administrative Procedures Act and federal common law. The district court granted the Government’s motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Because we hold that the Tribe has failed to allege “agency action” sufficient to meet the sta... More...   $0 (07-09-2014 - TX)

City Of Seattle vs. Keith Holmquist

In 1926, two individuals signed real estate installment contracts, a form of executory contract, to purchase properties on Lake Washington from the Puget Mill Company. In 1932, while both individuals were still making timely installment payments, the King County Board of Commissioners vacated the street separating the two properties. The timing of the street vacation is what has, 80 years later, l... More...   $0 (07-01-2014 - )

Jack M. Peterson, Lilly Peterson, Lacey Mineral and Royalty General Partnership, John R. Lacey, Ramona Lacey, Michael Lacey, Cheryl Lacey, and John Satermo a/k/a Lee John Satermo, Eugene H. Peterson, Plaintiffs and Appellees v. Lester Jasmanka, deceased, through Personal Representative Monica Clark, Chief Financial Officer for Hanna Boys Center, f/k/a Archbishop Hanna Center for Boys, Sonoma, California

[¶ 1] Monica Clark, as the personal representative of the estate of Lester Jasmanka, appeals from a district court order denying her motion to vacate a 1990 default judgment quieting title to certain mineral interests in Jack and Eugene Peterson. We affirm, concluding (1) the 1990 judgment was not void and therefore could not be vacated under N.D.R.Civ.P. 60(b)(4), and (2) the motion to vacate th... More...   $0 (06-29-2014 - )

John Rady v. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Home 123 Corporation

John Rady appeals pro se from the trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of appellee Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) and dismissing Rady’s claims with prejudice. For the following reasons, we affirm.


Curtis and Myra Green executed a deed of trust and promissory note with Home 123 Corporation in January 2007 to purchase the property... More...
   $0 (06-29-2014 - TX)

Terral E. Anderson v. Janet Fautin

¶1 This boundary dispute case raises a single issue concerning the application of the doctrine of boundary by acquiescence: must the claimant show active use of the land on both sides of a disputed boundary to satisfy the occupation
1. The Honorable Russell W. Bench, Senior Judge, sat by special assignment as authorized by law. See generally Utah Code Jud. Admin. R. 11-201(6).
Anderson v.... More...
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Barbara Buck v. The Unknown Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Devisees and Assigns of Bertha Hogshooter

Barbara Buck sued The Unknown Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Devisees and Assigns of Bertha Hogshooter, deceased, and The Unknown Heirs, Executors, Administrators, Devisees and Assigns of William Hogshooter, deceased, sought to quite title in certain real property located in Adair County, Oklahoma.

The docket entries for this case are set forth below:

06-23-2014 TEXT 1 10... More...
   $0 (06-23-2014 - OK)

Idaho Military Historical Society, Inc. v. Holbrook Maslen and Aeroplanes Over Idaho, Inc.

This is an appeal from the district court’s order of attorney fees against the defendants, Aeroplanes Over Idaho (“AOI”) and Holbrook Maslen (“Defendants”), in a dispute arising from the claim of lien filed by AOI on a PT-23 Fairchild airplane (“Fairchild”) owned by the Idaho
Aviation Hall of Fame (“IAHOF”) and transferred to the Idaho Military Historical Society (“IMHS”)... More...
   $0 (06-17-2014 - ID)

Andy Inman v. Jennie Shell, Full Blood Cherokee Roll No. 27189, et al.

Andy Inman v. Jennie Shell, Full Blood Cherokee Roll No. 27189, et al.

Issue # 1.
Filed by: INMAN, ANDY
Filed Date: 04/11/2014
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Plaintiff: INMAN, ANDY
Disposed: JUDGEMENT ENTERED, 06/10/2014. Judge.

Plaintiff: INMAN, DALANA
Disposed: JUDGEMENT ENTERED, 06/10/2014. Judge.
... More...
   $0 (06-10-2014 - OK)

Saeed Keshtgar v. U.S. Bank, N.A.

Plaintiff obtained a loan secured by a deed of trust on real property. The loan is in default. He brings this action against the bank, as trustee of a mortgage trust, to prevent the bank from initiating foreclosure proceedings. An insuperable barrier stands in his way, California's nonjudicial foreclosure statutes. Gomes v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. (2011) 192 Cal.App.4th 1149, explains why act... More...   $0 (06-09-2014 - CA)

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