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Divorce Law
M.K. v. Sean Doyle

¶1 Sean Doyle appeals the trial court’s grant of M.K.’s petition
for a civil stalking injunction against him. We affirm.
¶2 In order to obtain a civil stalking injunction, M.K. was
required to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that Doyle
intentionally or knowingly engaged in a course of conduct directed
at her that he knew or should have known would cause a
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Jante Langan v. Eric Scott Langan

The trial court rendered judgment ending Jante Langan and Eric Langan’s marriage, dividing community property, and assessing child support. In eleven issues, Jante contends the trial court erred by limiting cross-examination, finding the value of certain stock options, dividing community property, failing to reimburse the community estate, and denying her motion for new trial. We affirm.

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In The Interest of A.T., a minor child

Troy J. Wilson and Georgette George-Wilson appeal the trial court’s final decree terminating the parental rights of minor child A.T.’s parents and appointing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (the “Department”) as sole managing conservator of A.T. The Wilsons argue on appeal that the trial court (1) abused its discretion in striking their petition to intervene because ... More...   $0 (07-01-2014 - TX)

Burghardt Smith v. Cassandra Michelle Myers

This interlocutory appeal arises out of Cassandra Michelle Myers’s efforts to enforce a portion of the property division in a 2006 divorce decree against her former husband, Burghardt Smith. In April 2012, Myers moved to enforce the divorce decree’s provision regarding the sale of the couple’s marital residence. The


trial court issued an enforcement decree in August 2012 find... More...
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Gilbert Ortiz, Jr. v. The State of Wyoming

[¶1] A jury found Gilbert Ortiz, Jr., guilty of three counts of second-degree sexual
assault. Mr. Ortiz raises seven issues on appeal. We affirm on all issues.
[¶2] 1. Was Mr. Ortiz denied his right to a speedy trial?
2. Did the district court properly admit forensic interview evidence as a prior
consistent statement?
3. Did testimony from a forensic interviewer or... More...
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Rodney Scott Merrihew v. Pacific Sunrise Hotels, d/b/a Holiday Inn and Suites North Oklahoma City

Rodney Scott Merrihew v. Pacific Sunrise Hotels, d/b/a Holiday Inn and Suites North Oklahoma City

Issue # 1.
Filed by: Merrihew, Rodney Scott
Filed Date: 07/19/2011
Party Name: Disposition Information:

Defendant: Pacific Sunrise Hotels, Inc.
Disposed: JUDGEMENT ENTERED, 06/27/2014. Judge.

COMES NOW the Plaint... More...
   $170000 (06-27-2014 - OK)

D.H. v. State of Utah

¶1 This is an appeal from a juvenile court order adjudicating the children of appellant D.H. “abused” and “neglected” under Utah Code section 78A-6-105 (2008), and prohibiting any further contact between D.H. and his children. D.H.’s appeal is premised on a challenge to the juvenile court’s denial of a request for addi-tional time to allow D.H.’s expert to conduct a pre-trial invest... More...   $0 (06-27-2014 - UT)

Simmons Media Group, LLC v. WAykar, LLC

¶1 Along the Wasatch Front, Interstate 15 is festooned with
billboards. This case concerns one of them. Simmons Media Group,
LLC leased the billboard site from Waykar, LLC. Simmons later
sued Waykar and the other defendants (collectively, Waykar) for
breach of a right of first refusal. The district court granted partial
summary judgment in favor of Simmons and, after an eviden... More...
   $0 (06-26-2014 - UT)

In the Interest of J.K.B. and J.D.B., Minor Children

Roy1 filed suit to terminate the parent-child relationship between him and J.K.B. and J.D.B., pursuant to Texas Family Code section 161.005. See TEX. FAM. CODE ANN. § 161.005 (Vernon 2014). The statute permits a man to terminate the parent-child relationship with a child if he satisfies certain statutory criteria

1 We refer to the parties involved by either first names only or initials to ... More...
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Loretta Branch v. Archie Branch

Loretta Branch appeals from a trial court’s order dismissing her bill of review attacking a final divorce decree between her and Archie Branch. She


challenges the trial court’s subject–matter jurisdiction to decide her bill of review. We conclude that the trial court lacked subject–matter jurisdiction, because Loretta’s bill of review attacked the judgment of a differ... More...
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Derek Kitchen v. Gary R. Herbert

Our commitment as Americans to the principles of liberty, due process of law, and equal protection of the laws is made live by our adherence to the Constitution of the United States of America. Historical challenges to these principles ultimately culminated in the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment nearly one-and-a-half centuries ago. This Amendment extends the guarantees of due process and equa... More...   $0 (06-26-2014 - )

Robert Samaniego v. Mary Samaniego

Appellant Robert Samaniego appeals from a final decree of divorce. On appeal, Robert raises four issues, contending he was denied his rights to Due Process and Due Course of Law under the United States and Texas Constitutions when: (1) the attorneys committed fraud; (2) the trial court divided the community property using “inaccurate property details and appraisal valuation,” rendering the jud... More...   $0 (06-25-2014 - TX)

Debbie Roca v. Carlos Roca

¶1 Debbie Roca, now Debbie Houston, and Carlos Roca were divorced by a consent decree entered on March 12, 1990. The decree of divorce included a child support computation which obligated Roca to pay the sum of $403.70 each month. After ten years of non-payment Houston cited Roca for contempt, alleging Roca had willfully failed to comply with the decree's child support mandates. A jury found the ... More...   $0 (06-24-2014 - OK)

Murray County v. Homesales, Inc.

¶1 In this appeal, we must determine whether a transfer of real property between affiliated business entities constitutes a "sale" for purposes of the Documentary Stamp Tax Act. We hold that the transfer of real property between affiliated corporations or transfers on behalf of the beneficial owner of real property are not taxable if any consideration paid does not exceed $100.

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In the Matter of the Termination of Parental Rights of John Doe (2013-30) and the Matter of the Adoption of John Doe I.

This is an expedited appeal by John Doe (“Father”) from an order terminating Father’s parental rights over his minor child (“Child”) and granting Child’s stepfather’s (John Doe II) (“Stepfather”) Petition to Adopt Child. The magistrate court found that Father had abandoned Child and failed to maintain regular contact with and support the minor child without just cause. Father sto... More...   $0 (06-24-2014 - ID)

Holly K. Mairs k/n/a Holly K. Aker v. Robbie R. Mairs

[¶1] Robbie Mairs appeals from an amended judgment modifying residential responsibility and awarding Holly Mairs, now known as Holly Aker ("Aker"), primary residential responsibility of the parties' two children. We conclude the district court did not err in modifying residential responsibility and awarding Aker primary residential responsibility of the parties' two children. We affirm.

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Gayla M. Meier v. David M. Meir

[¶1] David Meier appeals from an amended divorce judgment awarding Gayla Meier a share of his Tier II railroad retirement benefits. We conclude the district court abused its discretion in granting Gayla Meier's N.D.R.Civ.P. 60(b)(6) motion for relief from the divorce judgment because, as a matter of law, the motion was not made within a reasonable time. We reverse the amended judgment.

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Mark Lawrence Johnson v. Elizabeth Johnson nka Elizabeth Zoric

¶ 1 On certiorari, we consider whether our court of appeals erred when it held that an action to enforce the ongoing right to collect a portion of pension retirement benefits was not barred by the statute of limitations. We also consider whether the court of appeals erred when it determined that the petitioner‘s argument concerning laches was inadequately briefed according to the standards set ... More...   $0 (06-20-2014 - UT)

In re Marriage of Iris Turk and Steven Turk

¶ 1 The issues in this case are (1) whether section 505 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/505 (West 2012)) permits a trial court to award child support to a noncustodial parent and (2) if so, whether the circuit court abused its discretion when it awarded $600 per month in child support to the noncustodial parent here in addition to requiring the custodial paren... More...   $0 (06-19-2014 - IL)

Hillel Chodos v. Navabeth P. Borman

An attorney, who represented a client in two divorce cases and a related Marvin1 action without a statutorily required written hourly or contingency fee agreement, sued his client for the reasonable value of the services he rendered in the three cases. The jury, using a multiplier of five to increase the attorney’s hourly rate to $5,000 per hour, awarded the attorney $7.8 million in attorney fee... More...   $0 (06-18-2014 - CA)

Mark and Rhonda Lesher v. Shannon and Gerald Coyel and Val Varley

Following their criminal prosecution and acquittal for the aggravated sexual assault of Shannon Coyel, appellants Mark and Rhonda Lesher sued Shannon for malicious prosecution and also sued her, her husband Gerald Coyel, and prosecutor Val Varley for violations of title 42, sections 1983 and 1985 of the United States Code. Shannon, Gerald, and Varley each filed a motion for summary judgment, which... More...   $0 (06-16-2014 - TX)

Jerome Stenehjem v. Sury A. Sareen

A SLAPP suit is one in which the plaintiff ―seeks to chill or punish a party‘s exercise of constitutional rights to free speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances. [Citation.]‖ (Rusheen v. Cohen (2006) 37 Cal.4th 1048, 1055.)1 The California Legislature in 1992 enacted Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16—the anti-SLAPP statute—under which SLAPP suits may be dispo... More...   $0 (06-13-2014 - CA)

In the interest of A.R. and B.N., children

This appeal is from the denial, by the trial court, of a bill of review in which Appellant, the children’s maternal grandmother, sought to set aside the final judgment that terminated parental rights to A.R. and B.N. The associate judge terminated the parental rights of the children’s biological parents and the conservatorship rights of Appellant following A.R.’s allegations that Appellant... More...   $0 (06-13-2014 - TX)

Jim Nebeker v. Summit County

¶1 Summit County (the County) appeals the entry of judgment in favor of Jim Nebeker on Nebeker’s negligence claim. Nebeker cross-appeals, contending that the court improperly imposed a statutory cap to reduce the judgment from $594,400.21 to $221,400. We affirm.
¶2 John Rhineer was Nebeker’s accountant prior to Rhineer’s death on November 14, 2003. Later that year, Wells... More...
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Elena Hutchins v. David Donley

This appeal arises from cross-petitions in which Elena Hutchins and David Donley sought to modify the parent-child relationship with their two minor children. Because we find that the trial court abused its discretion when it appointed the amicus attorney and when it excluded the results of a social study as a sanction for Hutchins’s failure to pay the amicus attorney, we reverse and remand.
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