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Linda Stout, et al. v. Jefferson County Board of Education Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal requires that we revisit the decades-old task of school desegregation. A racial desegregation order issued in 1971 still governs the Jefferson County Board of Education in Alabama. But beginning in 2012, residents of the City of Gardendale, a predominantly white community in Jefferson County, sought to create a separate, municipal school system. Leaders of a grassroots movement used so... More...   $0 (02-21-2018 - )

SMS Financial XXIII, LLC v. Cornerstone Title Company

A bank made a business loan that was guaranteed by the principals of the business
and secured by a deed of trust on property the principals owned. Years later, the bank
assigned the note and deed of trust to plaintiff SMS Financial XXIII, LLC (SMS). After
the borrower defaulted on payment, SMS undertook preparations to foreclose on the deed
of trust and in the process discovered th... More...
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Raphael Bangiyev v. Inna Arzumanova

¶1 Inna Arzumanova (“Wife”) appeals from the property and
debt allocation and the lack of a contempt ruling in the superior court’s
decree of dissolution. For the following reasons, we reverse and remand
for further proceedings consistent with this decision regarding the property
and debt allocation. We treat the appeal as a special action regarding the
contempt issue, see Hend... More...
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Sheldon Fong v. East West Bank

Plaintiff Sheldon Fong is an octogenarian real estate investor who sought to help
some younger friends establish a real estate business. He borrowed money in his own
name and stood behind two loans that he helped the new business procure from defendant
East West Bank (Bank). When some of these transactions ended badly, Fong brought
this action, alleging conversion and financial abu... More...
   $0 (01-09-2018 - CA)

Kathleen D. McBride, as Trustee, etc. v. Byron C. Smith

Kathleen McBride (McBride) sued Byron and Kalmia Smith (the Smiths) for
violating McBride’s rights with respect to a recorded easement over the Smiths’ property.
After sustaining demurrers to several versions of McBride’s complaint, the last without
leave to amend, the trial court entered judgment in favor of the Smiths. On appeal, we
conclude that McBride stated causes of action f... More...
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Antoinette Rossetta v. Citimortgage, Inc.

Plaintiff Antoinette Rossetta appeals from a judgment dismissing her second
amended complaint1 after the trial court sustained a demurrer by defendants
CitiMortgage, Inc. (CitiMortgage) and U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for
Citicorp Residential Trust Series 2006-1 (2006-1 Trust). The complaint asserts causes of
action for intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepr... More...
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Saul M. Kaufman and J.G. Goodman v. American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

aul Kaufman, as lead plaintiff in a
class action, sued American Express Travel Related Services
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Company, Inc. (“Amex”), alleging claims for breach of contract,
unjust enrichment, and statutory fraud related to
Amex’s general‐use, prepaid gift cards. Just over two years
after Kaufman filed the class action, Kaufman (on behalf of
the class) and A... More...
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Donna Dunn v. Tiffany Baker Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

Tiffiny Baker (Baker) appeals the judgment of the trial court on Donna Dunn's (Dunn) petition to recover unpaid rent and possession of a premises owned by Dunn. Baker argues that the lease at issue between Dunn and Baker was ambiguous and the trial court erred in granting relief to Dunn. We affirm.

Background

On March 2, 2016, Baker and Dunn entered into a commercial lease agreem... More...
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Jean Eckford Hardaway, Et al. v. Lou Eda Korth Stubbs Nixon, Et al. Karnes County Courthouse - Karnes City, Texas

This is an appeal from a summary judgment in favor of appellees (“the Korth heirs”) regarding ownership of 147.5 acres of real property in Karnes County. The Korth heirs moved for summary judgment, asserting among other things that they acquired ownership of the entire 147.5 acres through constructive ouster and ensuing adverse possession. The trial court granted the Korth heirs’ motion for summar... More...   $0 (11-23-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Kenneth Hampton Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA - Federal Inmate Sentenced To 200 Months In House Theft Scheme

Kenneth Hampton, 56, an inmate of a federal prison, was sentenced November 17, 2017 to 200 Months, for masterminding a scheme under which he and his coconspirators defrauded the City of Philadelphia, the State of Pennsylvania, and innocent owners and purchasers of Philadelphia real estate. Hampton had been fo... More...
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GLORIA J. JACKSON, et al. v. THE UNITED STATES

In September 1889, the Georgia legislature granted the Eatonton & Machen Railroad Company a charter to “construct, lay out, maintain, equip and operate a line of railroad from the town of Eatonton, in Putnam county, to the town of Machen, in Jasper county, in this State . . . .” Pls.’ Mot. Summ. J. App. C, at C-4. The railroad’s charter incorporated Section 1689(l) of the Georgia Code, stating: <... More...   $0 (11-21-2017 - )

United States of America v. Hassie Demond Nowlin, a/k/a Demond Nowlin and Brillian Knowlin Middle District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Greensboro, North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - North Carolina Tax Return Preparer Sentenced to Prison For Tax and Bankruptcy Fraud

A Greensboro, North Carolina, resident was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), filing a fraudulent tax return, and bankruptcy fraud.

According to documents and information provided to the court, during 20... More...
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Saefaldin Rahmati and Abdul Saeed Assadi Rahmati v. AJBJK, L.L.P. Fort Bend County Courthouse - Richmond, Texas

Appellants, Saefaldin Rahmati and Abdul Saeed Assadi Rahmati (collectively, “the Rahmatis”), challenge the trial court’s judgment, rendered after a trial to the court, in favor of appellee, AJBJK, L.L.P., in its suit against them for a
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declaratory judgment, a permanent injunction, and damages. In three issues, the Rahmatis contend that the evidence supporting the trial court’s declarator... More...
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HDH Partnership, et al. v Hinsdale County Board of Equalization

¶ 1 In this case we are tasked with determining whether owners of
fishing and hunting memberships, HDH Partnership, Lawrence
Ausherman, Mark L. Ish, Herb Marchman, Hondros Family Real
Estate, LLC, and Teresa M. Mull Revocable Trust, may be taxed for
the parcels of real estate allocated to them in their membership
agreements.
¶ 2 The parcels are part of a larger tract of lan... More...
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Danny Barforough v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC and U.S. Bank National Association

Appellant Danny Barforough sued appellees Nationstar Mortgage, LLC and U.S. Bank National Association, alleging breach of a previous settlement agreement after appellees notified Barforough that his mortgage was being accelerated and posted the subject property for foreclosure. Barforough claimed that a previous
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settlement released him from all obligations related to the note encumbering... More...
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Jim Barrett v. Walker County School District Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Control the clock and control the game. Winning coaches in many sports have employed this strategy.1 And Plaintiff-Appellee Jim Barrett asserts that the lesson wasn’t lost on Defendant-Appellant Walker County School District, either. To speak at a Walker County Board of Education meeting, the District requires a member of the public to first go through a process that can consist of several steps. ... More...   $0 (10-02-2017 - GA)

Stone Haynes, Jr. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association Jefferson County Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

This is an appeal by Appellant, Stone Haynes Jr. (Haynes or Appellant), from the trial court’s orders granting summary judgments to Appellees, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Chase), and Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association (HOA) (collectively Appellees). Haynes filed a pro se “Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Original Petition for Declaratory Judgment” (Original Petition) on June 7, 20... More...   $0 (09-23-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Damien Corbett Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

The defendant, Damien Corbett,
raises three issues in this appeal from his conviction of
conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute
oxycodone and oxymorphone. Corbett first argues that the
government's evidence was insufficient. Somewhat relatedly, he
contends that the district court committed plain error in its
response to a question from the jury. Fina... More...
   $0 (09-11-2017 - ME)

G. T. Leach Builders, L. L. C-Residential, G. T. Leach Construction, L. P. and Gary T. Leach v. Sapphire Condominiums Association, Inc.

Appellants G.T. Leach Builders, L.L.C.—Residential (G.T. Leach Builders), G.T.
Leach Construction, L.P., and Gary T. Leach (collectively, G.T. Leach), appeal an order
denying their motion to compel arbitration of appellee Sapphire Condominiums
Association, Inc.’s lawsuit. We affirm.
I. BACKGROUND
Sapphire V.P., L.P. (Sapphire V.P.) was a limited partnership in the business ofMore...
   $0 (08-25-2017 - TX)

John Nelson v. Carlos Pasol and Jovita De Pasol

Appellant John Nelson challenges the trial court’s judgment awarding title to and possession of certain South Padre Island real property to appellees Carlos Pasol and
Jovita De Pasol (collectively the Pasols). We affirm.
I. BACKGROUND
Nelson inherited the subject property from his parents along with an $80,000 mortgage balance. He refinanced the mortgage with Wells Fargo in 2001 and th... More...
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Bruce Boatner and Carole Boatner v. Craig Reitz

These appeals concern the interplay between short-term rentals or leases of property
and deed restrictions that included a provision that “[a]ll tracts shall be used for residence purposes
only, and not for business.” The parties own property in a subdivision subject to these deed restrictions,
and Craig Reitz sued Bruce and Carole Boatner, seeking damages for past violations of the de... More...
   $0 (08-22-2017 - )

Howard Construction Company, Inc. v. Texas Association of Women's Clubs

Appellant Howard Construction Company, Inc. sued appellee Texas Association
of Women’s Clubs for reformation of a deed, declaratory relief, establishment of an
easement by necessity, and an accounting. It also alleged claims of slander of title and
tortious interference with prospective business relations. TAWC filed a counterclaim
alleging breach of contract and requestin... More...
   $0 (08-15-2017 - TX)

M&M Joint Venture AND Ledford E. White and Ledford E. White, P.C. v. Gwendolyn Gene Layton and Troylynn Ann Layton

Appellees Gwendolyn Gene Layton (Gwen) and Troylynn Ann Layton, husband and wife, sued appellants Ledford E. White and Ledford E. White, P.C. (White P.C.) (collectively the White Appellants) and appellant M&M Joint Venture
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when they were not repaid funds they had provided, at White’s suggestion, to White’s friends. After a jury trial, the trial court render... More...
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Gayle S. Cummings v. Jennifer Dessel

Defendants Jennifer Dessel and her daughter, Emily Seal, were half-owners of an
investment property; plaintiff Gayle S. Cummings owned the other half. After disputes
arose, Cummings sued seeking partition of the property. Following a bench trial, and
over the objection of Dessel and Seal, the court ordered partition of the property by the
appraisal method—that is, each half-owner c... More...
   $0 (07-20-2017 - CA)

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)

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