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Kindred O'Brian Fortson v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Sixth Appellate District of Texas at Texarkana

Fortson’s Gregg County jury convicted him of tampering with evidence by concealing
marihuana, and the trial court assessed his punishment at five years’ confinement. On appeal,
Fortson points out a number of issues he takes with the jury charge.
Fortson complains, first, that the charge switches between two different statutory
subsections in setting out the manner and means in... More...
   $0 (06-27-2017 - TX)

Marie A. Hicks-Fields v. Harris County

While being temporarily segregated in an attorney visitation booth, Norman F. Hicks, Sr., punched Harris County Detention Officer Christopher Pool in the face, prompting a responsive punch from Pool. As Hicks fell down, he struck his head on a concrete ledge in the booth. There were two other officers on the scene, one of whom looked through a window in the door and saw Hicks starting to lift hims... More...   $0 (06-27-2017 - TX)

Raymond A. Schep v. Capital One, N.A.

Are a trustee’s acts in recording a notice of default, a notice
of sale, and a trustee’s deed upon sale in the course of a
nonjudicial foreclosure privileged under Civil Code section 47?1
We conclude that they are and that a plaintiff does not state a
cause of action for slander of title based on the recording of those
documents. Accordingly, we affirm the trial court’s orderMore...
   $0 (06-27-2017 - CA)

Tonica Monette Williams v. The State of Texas Fifth District of Texas at Dallas

The indictment in this case alleged in part that on approximately June 17, 2015, appellant
“intentionally and knowingly appropriate[d], by acquiring and otherwise exercising control over,
property . . . of the value of less than Fifteen Hundred Dollars (1,500.00), without the effective
consent of Dillard’s, the owner of the property, and with intent to deprive the said owner of the ... More...
   $0 (06-26-2017 - TX)

Christian Bautista v. The State of Texas Christian Bautista gets life in prison for stabbing death of Lauren Bump

Bautista was indicted for murdering Lauren Bump, a twenty-four-year-old graduate student
who was jogging at O.P. Schnabel Park on New Year’s Eve of 2013. Bautista filed a motion
suggesting he was incompetent to stand trial, and the trial court granted his request for a psychiatric
evaluation. After completing the evaluation, Dr. Raleigh Wood concluded Bautista was not
competent... More...
   $0 (06-26-2017 - TX)

Helen Mining Company v. James E. Elliott, Sr.

The Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) confers on coal workers generally the right to claim workers’ compensation benefits for disabilities arising out of coal dust exposure. 30 U.S.C. §§ 901–45. Typically, the burden of proof rests on the miner to establish each element necessary for entitlement to benefits. For miners who meet particular criteria, however, the BLBA provides that certain elements wil... More...   $0 (06-26-2017 - PA)

Renee Credeur v. State of Louisiana

Renee Credeur was employed by the Office of Attorney General for the State of Louisiana (“DOJ”) as a litigation attorney. During the course of her employment, she developed serious health problems due to complications from a kidney transplant. On account of her illness, the DOJ granted her temporary accommodations to work from home with the goal of eventually reintegrating her into the office. Aft... More...   $0 (06-23-2017 - LA)

Natalie Plummer v. University of Houston

The University of Houston found two former students, Ryan McConnell and Natalie Plummer, to have violated the University’s sexual misconduct policy. After two unsuccessful administrative appeals, McConnell and Plummer were ultimately expelled. McConnell and Plummer then sued the University and two University officials, alleging that they were denied constitutional due process and were discriminate... More...   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

Michael Chappell v. The State of Texas Former WFAA-TV employee gets 52 years for child sex abuse

Chappell met Julie’s mother at work in 2006. Julie’s mother left her
husband, Julie’s father, for Chappell. Julie’s mother and father separated in
2006 and got divorced in 2007. Julie and her two brothers, both younger than
she, went to live with Chappell and their mother.
When Julie was eight or nine, which would have been in 2008 or 2009,
Chappell began looking at and to... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

NylondaJazz Sharnese v. Ultima Real Estate, Inc., et al.

NylondaJazz Sharnese appeals a take-nothing judgment following a bench trial in her suit against Jose Lopez, Miguel Angel Silva, and Rebecca Rodriguez. Sharnese challenges the trial court’s exclusion of evidence she tried to present at trial. She also contends the trial court erred by failing to file findings of fact and conclusions of law, granting judgment in favor of appellees, and demonstratin... More...   $0 (06-23-2017 - )

In the interest of M. T. R.

After the Williamson County court at law1 signed its “Order in Suit for Modification
of Support Order and to Confirm Support Arrearage” in August 2016, pro se appellant Dustin Shane
Reininger filed two notices of appeal. We affirm the Williamson County court at law’s order.
Procedural and Factual Summary
In 2003, the Travis County district court signed an agreed divorce degree diss... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

Lucia Power v. GSE Consulting, LP

In this appeal from a final judgment rendered on a jury verdict, Appellant
Lucia Power argues in a single issue that the trial court reversibly erred by
refusing to submit a jury question on her claim for quantum meruit. We will
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
Appellee GSE Consulting, LP brokered agreements between energyconsuming
commercial enti... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - )

Lindemann Properties, LTD. v. Ward A. Campbell

Appellant Lindemann Properties, Ltd. filed a motion for rehearing and a motion for en banc reconsideration of our opinion that issued on December 8, 2016. We deny both motions, withdraw our opinion and judgment dated December 8, 2016, and substitute the following.
Lindemann sued Appellee Ward A. Campbell for a declaration that Campbell’s radio-transmission-tower easem... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

Robert H. Dodd Sr. v. Evergreen National Construction, LLCq

Robert H. Dodd, Sr. has filed a notice of appeal of the trial court’s temporary
injunction that enjoins him from attempting to evict appellee and real party in
interest, Evergreen National Construction, LLC, from property located at 5814 John
Martin Road, Baytown, Texas (the “John Martin Property”). In two issues, Dodd
contends that the trial court erred in granting the injunction ... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

Joseph Husman v. Toyota Motor Credit Corporation

Joseph Husman, a 14-year employee of various Toyota
divisions at its Torrance campus in southern California, ran the
diversity and inclusion program for Toyota Financial Services
U.S.A., the brand name for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TFS
or Toyota). Following his termination in 2011, Husman sued
Toyota for discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Fair
Employm... More...
   $0 (06-22-2017 - )

Melvin Watkins v. Rolling Frito-Lay Sales, LP, Frito Lay, Inc. and Pepsico, Inc.

Melvin Watkins appeals from a take-nothing judgment following a directed verdict on his wrongful termination claim against Rolling Frito-Lay Sales, LP, Frito Lay, Inc., (collectively Frito-Lay) and PepsiCo, Inc. Watkins sued appellees under the narrow exception to the employment-at-will doctrine recognized in Sabine Pilot Service, Inc. v. Hauck, 687 S.W.2d 733 (Tex. 1985). In three issues, Watkins... More...   $0 (06-21-2017 - TX)

Robby Shawn Stadnick v. Vivint Solar, Inc., et al. United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

2 Plaintiff‐Appellant Robby Shawn Stadnick appeals from a
3 judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern
4 District of New York (Forrest, J.) dismissing his securities class
5 action complaint pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure
6 12(b)(6). Stadnick’s claims arise out of the October 1, 2014 Initial
7 Public Offering (“IPO”) for shares of Vivint So... More...
   $0 (06-21-2017 - NY)

Donna Nicholson v. City of Peoria, Illinois, et al.

Peoria police officer Donna Nichol-son appeals from a judgment against her in this discrimina-tion and retaliation case. She also appeals the denial of her motion for reconsideration and motion to disqualify Judge Mihm. For the reasons stated below, we agree with the district court that Nicholson did not present sufficient evidence to survive summary judgment on either claim. Moreover, the distric... More...   $0 (06-20-2017 - IL)

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. v. Angela Leigh Militello, F/K/A Angela Leigh Simpson Starrett

Appellant Angela Leigh Militello sued appellant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and gross negligence arising from its management of several trusts. After a bench trial, the trial court rendered judgment for Militello on all of her claims and made findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of the judgment. In this appeal, Wells Fargo challenges the l... More...   $0 (06-20-2017 - TX)

Abigail Ross v. University of Tulsa United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

The plaintiff (Ms. Abigail Ross) was allegedly raped by a fellow
student at the University of Tulsa (Mr. Patrick Swilling). The alleged rape
led Ms. Ross to sue the university for money damages under Title IX of the
Education Amendments Act of 1972. Under Title IX, universities that
receive federal financial assistance cannot discriminate on the basis of
gender. See 20 U.S.C. §... More...
   $0 (06-20-2017 - OK)

United States of America v. Gregory J. Haanstad Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Woman Sentenced to Prison for False Tax Return Scheme

Paula Forbes (age: 49) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $143,016 in restitution for income tax fraud. Specifically Forbes conspired to defraud the United States by filing false tax refund claims, in violation ... More...
   $143016 (06-20-2017 - WI)

Pamela D. Ferrill v. Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District

Pamela Ferrill was hired as the principal
of Edgewood Elementary School in the Oak Creek-
Franklin Joint School District for an initial two-year term
with an automatic third-year rollover unless the Board of
Education opted out. Ferrill is black; the school district
serves two predominantly white suburbs on the southern
edge of Milwaukee County. During her tenure as princip... More...
   $0 (06-19-2017 - WI)

Autumn Tibbs v. Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts

Plaintiff Autumn Tibbs worked
as an administrative assistant in the Illinois court system. She
was suspended the day she returned to work after taking
leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, 29
U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq. She was then fired after she chose not to
attend a disciplinary meeting. Tibbs sued the Administrative
Office of the Illinois Courts. She contend... More...
   $0 (06-19-2017 - IL)

David White v. CitiMortgage, Inc.

David White thought he had saved his house from foreclosure. He paid the
mortgage servicer, CitiMortgage, Inc., thousands of dollars to undo a sale to the
1The Honorable William Jay Riley stepped down as Chief Judge of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at the close of business on March 10,
2017. He has been succeeded by the Honorable Lavenski R. Smith.
F... More...
   $0 (06-19-2017 - MO)

David G. Turner v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.D., et al.

This appeal arises from the judgment of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (“BAP”) affirming the bankruptcy court’s order granting Appellees’1 motion to dismiss Rosanna Mac Turner’s and David Turner’s (“Appellants” or “Turners”) Adversary Complaint without leave to amend.
The Turners are the borrowers and Trustors on a Deed of Trust (“DOT”) for residential property in Livermore, California. The DO... More...
   $0 (06-19-2017 - CA)

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