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High Mountain Ranch Group, LLC, et al. v. Elbert L. Niece, et al.

High Mountain Ranch Group, LLP (High Mountain), filed a petition for declaratory judgment against Elbert L. Niece, GT Land LP (GT Land), Mary Hernandez,1 and the Estate of Manuel Saucedo, Sr. (Saucedo), among others,2 seeking a judgment determining that the Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions (DCRs) on Lot 34 in Austin’s Glenbrook Addition3 is illegal, void, and/or unenforceable, and alterna... More...   $0 (08-04-2017 - TX)

Apple Tree Cafe Touring, Inc. and Erica Wright v. Paul Levatino

This is an interlocutory appeal of the trial court’s denial of appellants Apple Tree Café Touring, Inc. and Erica Wright’s motion to dismiss appellee Paul Levatino’s defamation claim under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (TCPA), an Anti-SLAPP statute. See TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE ANN. §§ 27.001–27.011 (West 2015). We reverse, in part, that portion of the trial court’s order awarding Levati... More...   $0 (08-03-2017 - TX)

N.F. v. A.S.

N.F. appeals from a final judgment rendered after a jury trial on A.S.’s personal injury lawsuit against him. In two issues, N.F. challenges the legal and factual sufficiency of the evidence supporting causation and future medical expenses. In a third issue, N.F. contends the trial court erred in refusing to strike a portion of A.S.’s expert’s causation testimony. For the reasons that follow, we a... More...   $0 (08-02-2017 - TX)

Sara J. Foster v. Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

¶ 1 Defendant, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (Mitsubishi), appeals the judgment of
the trial court in favor of plaintiffs, Sara J. Foster, surviving widow of John C. Foster, and
Jacob C. Foster, Nicholas C. Foster, Cody J. Foster, Chad L. Foster, and Ian A. Foster by Sara
J. Foster, their mother and guardian (collectively hereinafter Sara), to enforce an arbitration
award o... More...
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The Estuary Owners Association v. Shell Oil Company

In three cases consolidated in the trial court, the Estuary Owners Association
(EOA) and individual owners of condominiums built on the site of a former bulk fuel
distribution terminal sued successive owners and developers of the property, as well as
contractors involved in constructing the condominiums, over alleged contamination of
the soil and groundwater at the site and imprope... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. DONALD LEROY STEELE

According to the minutes of evidence, on New Year’s Eve of 2015, Des
Moines police officer Emily Shoff-Salsbery saw the Toyota Camry driven by
Steele turn without signaling. As the officer closed in on the Camry, Steele made
several abrupt turns. Steele then sped through a residential neighborhood.
Before Shoff-Salsbery could activate her lights, Steele drove down a dead-end... More...
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United States of America v. Karl Emmett Newman Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - Former Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officer Pleads Guilty to Firearm and Conversion Charges

A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force officer pleaded guilty on July 20, 2017 to unlawfully possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and later conspiring to misappropriate money seized by the DEA during the execution of a search.... More...
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Marianne Irvin v. Contra Costa County Employees'Retirement Association

Plaintiff Marianne Irvin and her late husband, Richard Irvin (respectively,
Marianne and Richard), obtained a judgment of legal separation a few months before his
death. Notwithstanding the separation, the couple‘s agreement dividing their assets
reflected Richard‘s intent that Marianne would receive the pension benefits available to a
surviving spouse after his death. Defendant Co... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JOSEPH R. HOUSWORTH

Joseph Housworth raises several issues on appeal from his convictions in a jury trial of 12 crimes, mostly related to distributing illegal drugs. Two of Housworth's appellate claims are well taken.

First, he argues that there's insufficient evidence to support his conviction for intimidation of a witness. We agree. Intimidating a witness means dissuading a witness from testifying, and a... More...
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Joann Semple and Carol Matthews v. Fred Vincent

Appellants Joann B. Semple and Carol Matthews, appearing pro se, appeal from a summary judgment in favor of appellee Fred Vincent. Semple and Matthews argue that the trial court’s summary judgment order was defective or violated their due process rights, the court erred in granting summary judgment because there were genuine issues of material fact, and the court erred in “[i]gnoring” their motion... More...   $0 (07-12-2017 - TX)

State of Nevada v. Thomas W. Randolph Clark County Courthouse - Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NV - Jury Finds That Defendant Should be Put To Death For Killings

The State of Nevada charged Thomas W. Randolph, age 62, with:

1 CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT A CRIME 199.480 Felony 01/01/1900
1 MURDER. 200.010 Felony 01/01/1900
1 DEGREES OF MURDER 200.030 Felony 01/01/1900
2 MURDER. 200.010 Felony 01/01/1900
2 DEGREES OF MURDER 200.030 Felony 01/01/1900More...
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Wayne E. Freeman; Freeman Resources, Ltd.; FRM GP, LLC; Frank M. Bufkin, III; Buffco Production, Inc.; Twin Resources, LLC; and Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P. v. Harleton Oil & Gas, Inc.

“In 2008, oil and gas companies descended on east Texas . . . seeking to acquire leases to exploit the Haynesville Shale formation, which they viewed as having enormous potential.”1 During this frenzied period, Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P. (Chesapeake), entered into a letter agreement with Buffco Production, Inc. (Buffco), and Twin Resources, L.L.C. (Twin), to purchase three-year term assignments in... More...   $0 (07-07-2017 - TX)

Residences at Riverdale, L.P. and Residences at Riverdale GP. LLC. v. Dixie Carpet Installations, Inc.

This appeal arises from underlying contracts involving the installation of carpet at an
apartment complex. The jury returned a verdict in favor of appellee Dixie Carpet Installations,
Inc. (Dixie) on all of its claims against appellants Residences at Riverdale, LP and Residences at
Riverdale GP, LLC (Riverdale) and awarded Dixie $142,898 in tort damages and $285,796 in
exemplary da... More...
   $0 (07-07-2017 - TX)

Vladlena Funk v. Belneftekhim, a/k/a Concern Belneftekhim, Belneftekhim, U.S.C., Inc.

In this action, originally filed in New York State court, plaintiffs Emanuel
Zeltser and Vladlena Funk sue defendants Concern Belneftekhim (“BNTK”) and
Belneftekhim USA, Inc. (“BUSA”) for their alleged roles in plaintiffs’ 2008
abduction from London and their prolonged detention in Belarus by authorities
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of that country. After defendants removed the case to the United States ... More...
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United States of America v. Rigoberto Fernandez-Gonzalez, a/k/a Juan Garcia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - Defendant sentenced to Federal Prison for trafficking 59 pounds of “Ice”

Rigoberto Fernandez-Gonzalez, a/k/a Juan Garcia, has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for possessing with the intent to distribute 59 pounds of methamphetamine, or “ice,” and for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

“This defendant sought to unleash ... More...
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Waymon Scott Hartwell and HHH Farms, LLC v. Lone Star, PCA Fanin County Courthouse - Bonham, Texas

and HHH Farms, LLC (HHH) (collectively Appellants), defaulted on the payment due on two of their loans from Lone Star, PCA (Lone Star), they sold cattle securing the loans without paying the proceeds to Lone Star. After learning of the cattle sales and that some of the proceeds were used to pay other creditors, Lone Star sued Appellants for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion,... More...   $0 (06-23-2017 - )

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...
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Yehuda Frager v. Indianapolis Colts, Inc.

The Indianapolis Colts (formerly the Baltimore Colts) are a professional football team—a member of the National Football League. In 2010 the Colts established an online marketplace for owners of season tick-ets to the Colts’ games to transfer their season ticket rights upon payment of a fee equal to 30 percent of the sale price of the tickets. See Ticket News, “Indianapolis Colts and STR
2 No.... More...
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Timothy Nelson Evans a/k/a Timothy N. Evans a/k/a Timothy Evans a/k/a Tim Evans v. State of Mississippi

Evidence adduced at trial revealed that in the spring of 2009, Evans moved into
Holling’s home as her tenant. The two previously had been romantically involved, but that
relationship had ceased before Evans moved in with seventy-year-old Holling. On the
morning of January 2, 2010, fifty-two-year-old Evans and his friend, Joe Thomas, were on
the way to perform a carpet-cleaning job ... More...
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Snyder & Associates Aquisitions, LLC v. United States of America

In 2010, the Internal Revenue Service set a trap to catch
people filing for fraudulent tax refunds. The IRS enlisted the
assistance of plaintiffs’ tax preparation and refund-advance
businesses. It warned that refusal to cooperate would
interfere with a federal criminal investigation, it used millions
of plaintiffs’ dollars as bait, and it promised to reimburse
them for any ... More...
   $0 (06-16-2017 - )

Makala Cornett v. Paul Cornett

Makala Cornett appeals the trial court’s judgment in favor of Paul Cornett. In a single issue, she contends the evidence is legally insufficient to support the judgment. We affirm.
BACKGROUND
In December 2015, Paul received a $100,000 personal injury settlement as a result of his father’s death. At the time of the settlement, Paul did not have a driver’s license, identification card, or ba... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. UNDRA LEE

A jury convicted Lee of four January 1993 crimes: first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. He was sentenced for these crimes in 1995.

On July 1, 1993, the KSGA became effective. K.S.A. 1993 Supp. 21-4701 et seq. The KSGA's purpose was "'"to standardize sentences so that similarly situated offenders would be treated the same, thus limiting the effe... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ALAN KINGSLEY

A jury convicted Kingsley of four 1991 crimes: first-degree murder on the alternative theories of both premeditated and felony murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated arson, and forgery. As part of the proceedings, the jury found three aggravating circumstances: (1) Kingsley committed the crime for pecuniary gain; (2) he committed the crime to avoid or prevent arrest or prosecution; and (3) he co... More...   $0 (06-09-2017 - KS)

WG&D Masonry, LLC v. Long Island's Finest Homes, LLC

WG&D Masonry, LLC, a Texas company, sued Long Island’s finest Homes, LLC, a New York company, in Texas for breach of contract and other causes of action in connection with two leases of short term rental homes in New York and the subsequent withholding of the security deposit for the first lease. Long Island filed a special appearance. After both parties responded multiple times, attaching affidav... More...   $0 (06-08-2017 - TX)

Herring Bancorp, Inc.; C.C. Burgess; and C. Campbell Burgess v. John Mikkelsen, acting solely in his capacity as Trustee of the John Mikkelsen Trust

This appeal arises from a minority shareholder claim contesting the validity of a stock redemption purportedly implemented in violation of the articles of incorporation of a closely-held corporation and the related claims of minority oppression and breach of fiduciary duties. Appellants, Herring Bancorp, Inc., C.C. Burgess, and C. Campbell
Burgess, contend the trial court erred by setting asid... More...
   $0 (06-06-2017 - TX)

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