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Divorce Law
Loretta Branch v. Monumental Life Insurance Company

In this dispute over life-insurance proceeds, the deceased insured’s former wife appeals the trial court’s ruling that she is not entitled to the interpleaded funds. Her adult son and daughter also have attempted to appeal the judgment.


We dismiss the daughter’s appeal for want of prosecution and dismiss the son’s appeal for want of jurisdiction. We affirm the judgment as i... More...
   $0 (02-11-2014 - TX)

Enio R. Rivera v. Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

24 Plaintiffs Enio Rivera and Michael Talton, employees of Lift Line, Inc., a
25 subsidiary of Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (“RGRTA”),
26 appeal from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Western
27 District of New York (Larimer, J.), granting the summary judgment motion of
28 RGRTA and dismissing the plaintiffs’ claims of discriminatio... More...
   $0 (02-10-2014 - NY)

Preben Olesen v. General Electrict Capital Corporation

Preben Olesen ["Olesen"] appeals a partial final judgment entered against him and in favor of General Electric Capital Corporation ["GECC"], in which the trial court dismissed all claims against GECC for failure to state a cause of action and denied Olesen's ore tenus motion to amend his Second Amended Complaint.

On November 25, 2009, Olesen filed a complaint against Lowndes, Drosdick, Dost... More...
   $0 (02-07-2014 - FL)

In re Marriage of Boblitt

In this postjudgment marital dissolution proceeding, the parties extensively litigated the division of the proceeds from the sale of a parcel of community real property. On appeal from the resulting order, appellant Linda Boblitt (wife) contends -- among other things -- that the trial court violated her right to due process because, less than a month before the postjudgment evidentiary hearing, th... More...   $0 (02-07-2014 - CA)

In Re Marriage of Christine G. Peterson and Darin L. Peterson

Darin Peterson appeals the modification of his child support obligation and the district court’s award of trial attorney fees. The child support ordered was within the guidelines and we discern no reason to vary from the guideline amount. The district court did not abuse its discretion in ordering Darin to pay a portion of Christine Peterson’s (n/k/a Christine Wahlert) trial attorney fees. We ... More...   $0 (02-05-2014 - IA)

Colette O. deLabry v. David J. Sales

The former wife appeals from the circuit court’s final order granting the former husband’s petition for modification of his child support obligation. The former wife primarily argues that the circuit court erred in finding that the former husband’s child support obligation was modifiable and that his decrease in income was a substantial change of circumstances warranting a reduction. We agre... More...   $0 (02-05-2014 - FL)

Christine A. Murphy v. William E. Bartlett

[¶1] William E. Bartlett appeals from a judgment entered in the District Court (Belfast, Worth, J.) finding him in contempt for failing to make payments required by a divorce judgment, and ordering Bartlett’s incarceration should he not remedy his contempt. Bartlett contends that the judgment was premised on erroneous factual findings regarding his ability to meet his obligations under the divo... More...   $0 (02-04-2014 - ME)

Larisa Bergeron v. Robert Boyd

Embroiled in protracted, acrimonious child custody proceedings with her former spouse, Larisa Bergeron (appellant) sued psychologist and family court child custody evaluator Robert Boyd, Ph.D. (respondent) for breach of contract, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The acts complained of included the issuance of an interim custody order that restricted appellant’s acces... More...   $0 (02-04-2014 - CA)

Laris Bergeron v. Robert Boyd

Embroiled in protracted, acrimonious child custody proceedings with her former spouse, Larisa Bergeron (appellant) sued psychologist and family court child custody evaluator Robert Boyd, Ph.D. (respondent) for breach of contract, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The acts complained of included the issuance of an interim custody order that restricted appellant’s acces... More...   $0 (02-04-2014 - CA)

Madhav Lakkapragada v. Neelima R. Lakkapragada

{¶ 1} This matter is before the Court on the Notice of Appeal of Neelima R.


Lakkapragada, filed August 28, 2013.1 Neelima appeals from the July 31, 2013 Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce, issued after she failed to appear at the final hearing on Madhav Lakkapragada’s August 7, 2012 complaint for divorce. The parties were married on August 13, 1998, in Hyderabad, India, an... More...
   $0 (01-31-2014 - OH)

Eric Von Tiergen v. Phyllis Ray Lyons

Eric Von Tiergen sued Phyllis Ray Lyons on a breach of contract theory.

The Statement of the Case read to the jury by Judge Sellers stated:

Each party to this action claims to be entitled to damages from the other.

The parties to this case are the Plaintiff, Eric Von Tiergen, and the Defendant, Phyllis Ray Lyons.

The Plaintiff claims that the Defendant made an oral cont... More...
   $5000 (01-31-2014 - OK)

C.G. v. J.R. and J.R.

C.G. appeals a final judgment entered against him in his paternity action. C.G. is the undisputed biological father of H.G.-R. However, H.G.-R.'s biological mother was married to J.R. at the time of H.G.-R.'s birth, thereby establishing J.R. as H.G.-R.'s


legal father. After C.G. filed a verified complaint to establish paternity, he and the biological mother entered into a paterni... More...
   $0 (01-31-2014 - FL)

In re Marriage of J.Q. and T.B.

J.Q.2 and T.B. appeal from orders after the trial court denied J.Q.’s application for a domestic violence restraining order and request for spousal support against T.B. J.Q. filed an appeal arguing the trial court erred in denying her request for spousal support pending the resolution of her application for a restraining order and in denying her application for a domestic violence restraining or... More...   $0 (01-31-2014 - ca)

Jeanne Harrison v. Munson Healthcare, Inc.

Jeanne Harrison sustained a quarter-sized forearm burn during thyroid surgery performed by Dr. William Potthoff at Munson Hospital. Postoperatively, Harrison met with a Munson representative to learn the cause of her burn. The representative told her that an electrocautery device called a Bovie had created the wound but offered no additional details. Dissatisfied with that answer and unhappy about... More...   $0 (01-31-2014 - MI)

J.T. and A.T. v. Martin Anbari, M.D.

This is an appeal from a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case. J.T. and A.T., by and through their father John Taylor (collectively, "the Taylors"), filed a petition seeking damages for the death of the boys' mother, Lindy Taylor ("Mother"), from Martin Anbari ("Dr. Anbari"), Michael Workman ("Dr. Workman"), and Litton & Giddings Radiological Associates, P.C. (collectively, "the defendant... More...   $0 (01-31-2014 - MO)

Elaine J. Kidd v. Clark Bruce Kidd

¶1 Clark Bruce Kidd (Husband) appeals from several orders of the trial court related to the dissolution of his marriage to Elaine J. Kidd (Wife). We affirm.

Kidd v. Kidd

20120460-CA 2 2014 UT App 26


¶2 Husband and Wife married on March 13, 1980, and divorced on March 9, 2012, after thirty-two years of marriage. Although the parties were able to agree on mo... More...
   $0 (01-30-2014 - UT)

Stephen L. D'Angelo v. New Hampshire Supreme Court

Plaintiff-Appellant Stephen L. D'Angelo ("D'Angelo"), a licensed attorney appearing pro se, appeals an order from the District Court of New Hampshire dismissing, for failure to state a claim, his complaint against the Defendant-Appellee New Hampshire Supreme Court ("NHSC") and Defendant-Appellee Brian Germaine ("Germaine"), a court appointed Commissioner in the underlying alimony and child suppor... More...   $0 (01-30-2014 - NH)

Estate of Gloria P. Hall

[¶1] We are asked in this appeal to determine whether the Cumberland County Probate Court (Mazziotti, J.) properly admitted to probate the 2004 will of Gloria P. Hall despite a 2007 separation agreement, reached in settlement of a divorce action, providing that neither Gloria nor her husband would modify the wills that each had executed in 1993, as modified by one codicil to the husband’s will ... More...   $0 (01-28-2014 - ME)

Lisa Monique Okoh-Brown v. Mark Allen Brown

When Lisa Okoh-Brown and Mark Brown divorced in Texas, they agreed that Mark would receive a condominium located in Tampa, Florida as part of the marital property division. Mark defaulted on the condominium’s note, and the


bank named Lisa as a defendant in a Florida foreclosure proceeding. Lisa sought to extricate herself from the Florida proceeding by filing a motion to enforce ... More...
   $0 (01-28-2014 - TX)

Arthur L. Drager v. Pliva USA, Inc.

Appellant Arthur Drager, as personal representative of the estate of Shirley Gross, seeks reversal of the district court’s denial of Gross’s request to amend her complaint and its dismissal of her state common law tort claims against appellee PLIVA USA, Inc. for injuries sustained as a result of her use of a drug it manufactured. Drager contends on appeal that the proposed amendments were not ... More...   $0 (01-28-2014 - MD)

Los Defensores, Inc. v. Rosa Gomez, et al.

In the underlying action, the trial court ordered the entry of a default against appellants as a sanction for discovery abuse, and issued a default judgment awarding respondent damages and injunctive relief. Appellants contend that the discovery sanctions were improper, that the complaint stated no cause of action, that they received inadequate notice of the damages respondent sought, and that the... More...   $0 (01-24-2014 - CA)

Grover C. Gibson v. Lehoma Joyce Gibson

Appellant Grover C. Gibson appeals from the divorce decree dividing the parties’ marital estate and awarding attorney’s fees to Appellee Lehoma Joyce Gibson. In one point, Grover complains that the trial court erred by awarding attorney’s fees to Lehoma. We affirm.

1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.


I. Background

This is the second appeal relating to the parties’ divo... More...
   $0 (01-23-2014 - )

Colter Thomas Allen v. Lacee C. Allen

¶1 Colter Thomas Allen (Husband) and Lacee C. Allen (Wife) were married on June 13, 2009, and are the parents of a young daughter (Daughter). Husband filed for divorce in 2010, and after a bench trial, the trial court awarded Husband physical custody of Daughter, refused Wife’s request for alimony and attorney fees, and awarded both the marital home and the marital debt to Husband. Wife appeals... More...   $0 (01-20-2014 - UT)

Branden J. Schwalk v. Heather A. Schwalk n/k/a Heather A. Abfalter

North Dakota Supreme Court OpinionsGo BackExit any frames & take this document to the topDownload to PDAAnnotate PageHelp Schwalk v. Schwalk, 2014 ND 13

This opinion is subject to petition for rehearing. [Go to Documents] Filed Jan. 17, 2014 [Download as WordPerfect] IN THE SUPREME COURT STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA 2014 ND 13

Branden J. Schwalk, Plaintiff and Appellant v. Heather A. Sc... More...
   $0 (01-17-2014 - ND)

Raquel Pascoal Wiliams v. Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Raquel Pascoal Williams appeals the District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The District Court interpreted parts of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to prevent Ms. Pascoal from adjusting her immigration status to become a legal permanent resident. Her appeal raises a novel issue of statutory interpretation: whether the remar... More...   $0 (01-17-2014 - FL)

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