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Divorce Law
Edwin R. Jonas, III v. Linda B. Jonas

Appellant challenges the trial court’s dismissal, on grounds of comity and the principle of priority, of his action collaterally attacking a domesticated foreign judgment. The court determined that these proceedings arose out of a New Jersey divorce, and taking jurisdiction would interfere with New Jersey’s exercise of jurisdiction. We affirm.
In 1997 and 1999, the appellee/former wife ins... More...
   $0 (02-11-2015 - FL)

Elizabeth Chamberlain v. John Douglas Eisinger

Appellant, Elizabeth Chamberlain (“Mother”), appeals the trial court’s order modifying timesharing, and ordering child support and alimony. Appellee, John Douglas Eisinger (“Father”), cross-appeals on the issues relating to his child support and alimony obligations. We affirm the modification of timesharing; reverse the calculation of the Mother’s child support arrears and remand for f... More...   $0 (02-11-2015 - FL)

Richard Lares v. Martha Flores

This is an appeal from an order clarifying a final decree of divorce. On appeal, appellant
Richard Lares, who was pro se below and appears pro se on appeal, raises four issues challenging
the trial court’s order, claiming the trial court erred by: (1) failing to provide him notice of the
hearing; (2) denying his motion for continuance; (3) refusing to hold appellee Martha Flores inMore...
   $0 (02-11-2015 - TX)

Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa d/b/a Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Charles Johnston appeals from a district court order granting a motion for directed verdict adverse to his breach-of-contract claim against appellees Martin and Loyola McNulty (McNultys). Appellee Mercy Medical Center (Mercy) sued the McNultys for breach of a purchase agreement and sought declaratory judgment that a right of first refusal, held by Johnston, was invalid. Johnston brought a cross-cl... More...   $0 (02-11-2015 - IA)

In re the Marriage of Michaelle Nichole Garland Stern and Menachem Medel Stern

A father appeals the visitation provisions of the decree dissolving his marriage. Specifically, the father challenges a geographical restriction in the decree that limits the father’s summer visitation with his son to visitation within the United States until the child is sixteen years old. The father contends he should be able to exercise summer visitation with his son in Israel prior to the ch... More...   $0 (02-11-2015 - IA)

Simona Wilson v. Southern California Edison Company

Defendant Southern California Edison Company (Edison) appeals from a judgment following a jury trial in which the jury found in favor of plaintiff Simona Wilson on her claims for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED), negligence, and nuisance, and awarded her $1,050,000 in compensatory damages and $3 million in punitive damages. All of her claims are based upon her allegation that Ed... More...   $0 (02-09-2015 - CA)

In the Matter of: Vane Monyenche Frasure and James Andrews Frasure

James Andrews Frasure challenges a protective order entered in favor of his estranged wife, Vane Monyenche Frasure.1 In his first two issues, James contends the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the trial court’s findings that family violence has occurred and is likely to occur in the future. In his third issue, James contends the trial court abused its discretion by deny... More...   $0 (02-05-2015 - )

Crissy Weibert, n/k/a Tieman v. Jim Weibert

¶1 Appellant Jim Weibert (Jim) appeals from an order of the Eleventh Judicial
District, Flathead County, awarding Crissy Tieman (Crissy) custody of their daughter and
attorney’s fees.
¶2 The sole issue on appeal is whether the District Court erred when it ordered Jim to
pay Crissy’s attorney’s fees.
¶3 Jim and Crissy divorced on Fe... More...
   $0 (02-03-2015 - MT)

Wilfred Velasquez v. Centrome, Inc.

Plaintiff and appellant Wilfredo Velasquez appeals from a judgment after jury trial of his product-related personal injury action. Velasquez alleged his lung disease was caused by workplace exposure to a chemical compound, diacetyl, that was distributed by defendant and respondent Centrome, Inc. dba Advanced Biotech (Advanced). The trial court entered judgment on the jury’s special verdict which... More...   $0 (01-30-2015 - CA)

Maria K. Viola v. Gordon E. Viola

[¶1] Gordon E. Viola appeals from a divorce judgment entered by the
District Court (Portland, Mulhern, J.) ordering him to pay spousal support, marital
debt obligations, and attorney fees to Maria K. Viola. We vacate the portion of the
judgment regarding attorney fees and remand for redetermination of a reasonable
amount. We affirm the judgment in all other respects.
I. BACKGR... More...
   $0 (01-29-2015 - ME)

Christopher MacMahon v. Elizabeth Tinkham

[¶1] Christopher MacMahon appeals from a judgment entered in the District
Court (Portland, Eggert, J.) denying his motion for contempt against Elizabeth
Tinkham for failing to pay child support for the parties’ daughters. MacMahon
primarily argues that the record compels a finding of contempt because it
demonstrates that Tinkham failed to comply with a valid child support order ... More...
   $0 (01-29-2015 - ME)

Patricia Mae Voter v. Dexter R. Voter

[¶1] When Patricia Mae Voter and Dexter R. Voter divorced in 2006 after
twenty-seven years of marriage, the divorce judgment required Dexter to pay
Patricia general spousal support of $1,300 per month until he retired, when the
amount of support would become “1/2 of his retirement earnings.” After Dexter
retired in 2013, he filed a post-judgment motion to modify the amount of ... More...
   $0 (01-29-2015 - ME)

The Jim & Maryann Plane Family Trust, Dated July 23, 2012 v. Jason & Janae Skinnger

This is an appeal from the decision of the district court for Bear Lake County denying a motion to void a portion of a stipulated judgment. We affirm.
This case concerns three small, adjacent parcels of land in Bear Lake County which line up in a north to south direction and are bordered by State Highway 89 on the west and Bear Lake on the east. In 1998... More...
   $0 (01-23-2015 - ID)

Teddy (Theodore) Laserinko v. Ann Marie Gerhardt

Teddy (Theodore) Laserinko appeals the final judgment of injunction for protection
against stalking entered in favor of Ann Marie Gerhardt and her minor child. Because we
find that the evidence was legally insufficient to support issuing the injunction, we reverse.
Laserinko and Gerhardt were the only witnesses who testified at trial. They first
met more than 20 years ago, lost con... More...
   $0 (01-16-2015 - FL)

Dennis Raymond Heilman v. State of Idaho

Dennis Raymond Heilman appeals from the summary dismissal of his successive petition for post-conviction relief. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.
In 2006, Heilman was found guilty by a jury of rape, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and unlawful entry. Heilman filed an appeal, which was dismissed due to his counsel filing the notice of appeal fou... More...
   $0 (01-13-2015 - ID)

Lisa Kristine Jobe v. Erlin Pual Jobe

¶1 Verlin Paul Jobe (Husband) appeals a decision of the district court awarding Lisa Kristine Jobe (Wife) $101,875 in back support alimony, and approximately $2,200 in fees. On review, we reverse the award of support alimony, and vacate the fee decision.


¶2 The parties were divorced by consent decree in 2007. The court's final decree (Decree) provided the Husband wou... More...
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Clifford Charles Tyler v. Hillsdale County Sheriff's Department

This case presents an important issue of first impression in the federal courts: whether a prohibition on the possession of firearms by a person “who has been committed to a mental institution,” 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(4), violates the Second Amendment.

Twenty-eight years ago, Clifford Charles Tyler was involuntarily committed for less than one month after allegedly undergoing an emotiona... More...
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Barbara Gail Harris v. Hayden R. Mayfield, Independent Executor of the Estate of Hayden R. Mayfield, deceased, and Trustee Under the Will of Hayden R. Mayfield

Barbara Gail Harris appeals from a summary judgment by which the trial court barred her attempt to collect child support arrearages from the estate of Hayden R. Mayfield. Harris raises five issues concerning jurisdiction, validity of the judgment for arrearages, denial of her motions for continuance and discovery, and attorney’s fees. We affirm.
In 1990, Harris obtained a judg... More...
   $0 (12-22-2014 - )

Jeanna S. Cheney v. Zachary Poore

Jeanna Cheney appeals the Court of Appeals' decision affirming the district court's award of residential custody of her daughter, Justine Poore, to Justine's father, Zachary Poore. Like the Court of Appeals, we conclude that the district court erred in applying K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 23-3207(b) (dividing the residency of full siblings
between their parents) to the residential custody determin... More...
   $0 (12-19-2014 - KS)

In the Matter of the Marriage of David M. Traster and Debra C. Traster

This appeal challenges the district court's property division in a divorce case. Our focus is on a document entitled "Post-Nupt[i]al Agreement Dissolution of the Marriage," which the attorney-husband drafted during the marriage, reserving most of the assets for the wife. Husband now claims the agreement is void because of the lopsided property division, even though the agreement explicitly states ... More...   $0 (12-19-2014 - KS)

Leslie O. V. Thomas O.

Petitioner in a marital dissolution case moved to have the child custody evaluator removed for bias and her evaluations stricken. The trial court denied the motion. We conclude the court erred in finding insufficient evidence of bias and denying the motion. We grant the petition and issue a peremptory writ of mandate.1
This is a marital dissolution case involving hotly contested... More...
   $0 (12-19-2014 - CA)

Sharon McGill v. Citibank, N.A.

Plaintiff and respondent Sharon McGill sued defendant and appellant Citibank, N.A. (Citibank) for unfair competition and false advertising in offering a credit insurance plan she purchased to protect her Citibank credit card account. Alleging claims under California’s unfair competition law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17200 et seq.; hereinafter UCL), false advertising law (Bus. & Prof. Code, § 17500... More...   $0 (12-18-2014 - )

In the Interest of S.D., a child

After the same-sex relationship between Appellant S.L.D. and Appellee S.M.D. ended, S.L.D. filed suit seeking joint managing conservatorship of S.D., a child born to S.M.D. through artificial insemination during the relationship. S.L.D. based her claim to standing on family code section 102.003(a)(9), which provides that “a person, other than a foster parent, who has had actual care, control, an... More...   $0 (12-11-2014 - TX)

Miguel Reyes v. Norma Reyes

This is an appeal from a final decree of divorce following a bench trial. Miguel challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support (1) the appointment of Norma as the joint managing conservator with the right to determine the primary residence of the child; (2) the monthly child support awarded; (3) the division of the marital estate; and (4) “reimbursement” to Norma.
   $0 (12-10-2014 - TX)

United States of America v. Adrian Briciu

BOISE, ID — Adrian Briciu, 32, a Romanian national residing in Sun Valley, Idaho, was sentenced to three years of probation and a $1,000 fine for unlawful procurement of United States citizenship, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also entered an order revoking Briciu’s fraudulently obtained naturalization and United States citizenship. Brici ple... More...   $0 (12-05-2014 - ID)

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