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Death Law
United States v. William Robison

On April 18, 2012, Cedar Rapids police officers responded to a report that a
shot had been fired at the residence of Laura Fluke, the mother of eighteen-year-old
William Robison. The officers interviewed individuals present at Fluke’s residence,
including Jenna Moser, and learned that Fluke had been assaulted by her boyfriend,
Shane Manley, on the front porch. Moser told the offi... More...
   $0 (07-22-2014 - IA)

Rose Marie Ganoe v./ Metalclad Insulation Corporation

The plaintiffs Rose Marie Ganoe et al.1 appeal the trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor of the defendant Metalclad Insulation Corporation (Metalclad). The decedent in this wrongful death action was diagnosed with mesothelioma and sued multiple corporate defendants for exposing him to asbestos at his workplace. Metalclad moved for summary judgment based on (1) the plaintiffs’ ... More...   $0 (07-21-2014 - CA)

Jerry G. Markadonatos v. Village of Woodridge

The plaintiff was arrested
in the Village of Woodridge, Illinois, for shoplifting, an
Illinois Class A misdemeanor. 720 ILCS 5/16‐25. Upon arriving
at the police station he was told that an administrative
fee of $30.00 is required upon completion of any custodial
arrest/booking procedure. He paid the $30 on the spot, posted
bond, and was forthwith released, without being ... More...
   $0 (07-21-2014 - IL)

Bridget A. Fee v. F&M Bank & Trust Company

Bridget A. Fee, Estate of Thomas Lathrop Fee, Christopher Camp, thomas L. Fee Trust, Eileen L. Fee Family Trust A and C, thomas L. and Catherine A. Fee Family Trust, Tomcat Irrevocable Trust v. F&M Bank & Trust Company, Bill Koehler, Bruce Jones

Issue # 1.
Filed by: FEE, BRIDGET A
Filed Date: 09/04/2012
Party Name: Disposition Information:
   $1 (07-18-2014 - OK)

United States of America v. Harold Ray Bettencourt, Bo Bettencourt, Nicholas Ryan Bettencourt, Peter Tracy Bettencourt and Margo Antoinette Densmore

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Coos Bay business, its owner, and four employees pled guilty before the Honorable Michael J. Mosman in federal court today to conspiracy to defraud the United States. Kustom Products, Inc. (KPI), a vehicle parts supply business located in Coos Bay, Oregon, its owner, and four employees admitted that they committed fraud on contracts with the United States Department... More...
   $0 (07-18-2014 - OR)

Elaine Damianakis v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.

Elaine Damianakis, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Nikitas Damianakis, appeals a final judgment in favor of Philip Morris USA, Inc., which followed the trial court's grant of Philip Morris's motion for summary judgment. The trial court granted Philip Morris's motion for summary judgment on the ground that the statute of limitations barred Mrs. Damianakis's claims, based on its prerequi... More...   $0 (07-18-2014 - FL)

In the Matter of the Marriage of Kriss Camp and Belinda Camp

Appellant Kriss Camp, an indigent inmate appearing pro se, appeals the judgment of the trial court declaring his marriage to appellee Belinda Camp, n/k/a Belinda Ingram, void. We will affirm the judgment of the trial court.
This is the second appeal of litigation concerning the relationship of Camp and Ingram. In 2011, in Camp’s absence, the trial court rendered a divorce decr... More...
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State of Texas v. Harold Lewis, III

Houston, TX - The State of Texas charged Harold Lewis, III, age 23, with capital murder for the shooting death of Bellaire police officer Jimmie Norman and the shooting of innocent bystander Terry Taylor during a traffic stop on Christmas Eve 2012. Lewis' led police on a high speed chase before being stopped. Lewis had an outstanding warrant for marijuana possession and his .380 caliber was stole... More...   $0 (07-18-2014 - TX)

In the Matter of A.J.R.P.

A.J.R.P., a juvenile, appeals an order of adjudication and disposition in which A.J.R.P. was found to have engaged in delinquent conduct and was committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. A.J.R.P. was charged with aggravated robbery and, in one issue on appeal, contends the evidence is legally insufficient to support the jury’s verdict. We affirm.
T.S., a high school ... More...
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B. L. M. v. J. H. M., III

B.L.M. (Beth) appeals the termination of her parental rights to P.M. and B.M., her
two daughters with J.H.M., III (Jack).1 After a two-day bench trial, the trial court found that Beth
had endangered her children and that termination of her parental rights was in their best interest. See
Tex. Fam. Code §§ 161.001(1)(D)-(E), (2) (termination of parental rights). On appeal, Beth
con... More...
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Debra A. Peterson v. Myron G. Peterson

This is an appeal out of Canyon County from an appellate judgment of the district court reversing the order of the magistrate court which granted a motion to renew a judgment for child support. We reverse the district court’s holding that the motion to renew the judgment was barred by the statute of limitations.
Factual Background.
On October 3, 1985, a decree of divorce was... More...
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The People v. Brittany Kim Dowdell

Defendants Terrance Ray Lincoln and Brittany Kim Dowdell were tried before dual juries for offenses arising out of a robbery/carjacking/kidnapping incident in Sunnyvale. The jury trying Lincoln (the Lincoln jury) found him guilty on five counts as charged: Count One—kidnapping for ransom or extortion; Count Two—kidnapping during a carjacking; Count Three—carjacking; Count Four—kidnapping f... More...   $0 (07-17-2014 - CA)

The People v. Xeng Saetern

In a succession of cases beginning with Graham v. Florida (2010) 560 U.S. 48 [176 L.Ed.2d 825] (Graham), followed by Miller v. Alabama (2012) 567 U.S. ___ [183 L.Ed.2d 407] (Miller), and concluding with People v. Caballero (2012) 55 Cal.4th 262 (Caballero), the United States and California Supreme Courts explored the constitutional limits of government’s power to punish minors tried as adults. R... More...   $0 (07-17-2014 - CA)

Santa Clara County Public Guardian's Office v. G.H.

G.H. appeals from an order reappointing a conservator of his person under the Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 5000 et seq.). His appeal calls upon us to address the question of whether the trial court can impose a terminating sanction, pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 2032.410, against a proposed LPS conservatee in the absence of a court order requiring a mental... More...   $0 (07-17-2014 - CA)

Mark Bernhard v. City of Aransas Pass, Texas

This appeal arises from the granting of a plea to the jurisdiction. Appellant Mark Bernhard raises three issues on appeal: (1) the trial court erred in granting the plea to the jurisdiction; (2) his claims are not barred by the Recreational Use Statute (“RUS”), see TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE ANN. §§ 75.001–.007 (West, Westlaw through 2013 3d
C.S.); and (3) the duty owed to him b... More...
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Christus Spohn Health System v. Minerva Lopez

Appellant, Christus Spohn Health System Corporation d/b/a Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi—Shoreline (“Spohn”), appeals from the trial court’s denial of its motion to dismiss a health care liability claim filed by appellee, Minerva Lopez, individually as wrongful death beneficiary of Humberto Lopez, deceased, on behalf of the estate of Humberto Lopez, deceased, and on behalf of all w... More...   $0 (07-17-2014 - TX)

The People v. Brian Cole Fiore

Defendant Brian Fiore drove his friend, David Fields, from the Bay Area to Humboldt County so Fields could buy a large quantity of marijuana. Instead of buying the marijuana, Fields stole it at gunpoint, and Fiore drove him away in Fiore’s Jeep. A chase ensued, and multiple shots were fired at law-enforcement officers from the Jeep. The officers did not fire back. The pursuit ended when the Jeep... More...   $0 (07-16-2014 - CA)

In the Estate of Aminta Perez-Muzza, Deceased

Veronica Peña appeals the trial court’s dismissal of her lawsuit contesting the will of Aminta Perez-Muzza. The trial court dismissed the contest: (1) because Veronica lacked standing to contest the will; and (2) to sanction Veronica for false statements she filed with the trial court and this court. Because we conclude that neither ground warranted dismissal, we reverse the judgment of the tri... More...   $0 (07-16-2014 - TX)

The People v. Reginald Bradford

In 1999 Reginald Bradford was convicted by a jury of three counts of second
degree burglary and four counts of petty theft with a prior. (Pen. Code, §§ 459, 666.)1
1 Further undesignated section references are to the Penal Code.
The offenses were based on incidents in which Bradford took merchandise from various
stores. The jury acquitted him of robbery. (§ 211.) The trial... More...
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Karen Murray, Individually and as Representative of the Estate of Jean Pierre Anthony Jackson Smith v. Pinnacle Health Facilities XV D/B/A Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation

Appellant, Karen Murray, individually and as representative of the Estate of Jean Pierre Anthony Jackson Smith, challenges the trial court’s rendition of
summary judgment in favor of appellee, Pinnacle Health Facilities XV doing business as Woodridge Nursing & Rehabilitation (“Pinnacle”), in Murray’s suit against Pinnacle for the wrongful death of Smith, her child. In her sole is... More...
   $0 (07-15-2014 - TX)

Zurich American Insurance Company v. Sandra A. Debose

Appellant, Zurich American Insurance Company, appealed an administrative decision regarding coverage of worker’s compensation insurance to the trial court. Both parties filed motions for summary judgment. The trial court granted the motion for summary judgment filed by appellee, Sandra A. Debose, and denied
Zurich American’s motion. In five issues, Zurich American argues (1) Zurich A... More...
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Shelley Kay Budke and John Serna v. Jack Wesley Branstetter

Shelley Kay Budke, individually and as ADministrator of the Estates of Kurt Jouhn Budke and the Estate of Miranda Serna sued the Estate of Jack Wesley Branstetter on negligence wrongful death theories claiming that Budke and Serna were killed in a plane crash that occurred in November 2011 in Arkansas. Branstetter was piloting his private plane in which Budke and Serna along with Paula Branstette... More...   $1 (07-15-2014 - OK)

Karen S. Garrison v. Carolyn W. Colvin

Karen Garrison appeals from a denial of Social Security
benefits, arguing that the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”)
erred in rejecting her symptom testimony and in assigning
little weight to the opinions of her treating medical
caretakers. In a decision that the Commissioner does not
contest, the district court determined that the ALJ erred in
assessing the medical opin... More...
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Margaret Baldwin and Estate of Maxine Anderson v. Saint Simeons Episcopal Home, Inc.

Margaret Baldwin and Estate of Maxine Anderson v. Saint Simeons Episcopal Home, Inc.

1. The nursing home that is the subject of this action is located in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
2. All acts of negligence and omission by Defendant, its agents, servants, and employees occurred in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
3. Decedent Anderson was a resident of Oklahoma at the time of his death.
4.... More...
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Karen S. Garrison v. Carolyn W. Colvin

Karen Garrison appeals from a denial of Social Security
benefits, arguing that the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”)
erred in rejecting her symptom testimony and in assigning
little weight to the opinions of her treating medical
caretakers. In a decision that the Commissioner does not
contest, the district court determined that the ALJ erred in
assessing the medical opin... More...
   $0 (07-14-2014 - AZ)

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