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Divorce Law
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 Appellantâ€... 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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Nancy C. Kendrick v. Paul Seibert

Appellant, Nancy C. Kendrick, appeals the trial court’s judgment in a suit to modify the parent-child relationship and agreement incident to divorce. In three issues, Kendrick argues the evidence is legally insufficient to establish that the attorney’s fees awarded were reasonable.


We affirm.


Paul Seibert and Nancy Kendrick’s divorce was final... More...
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Carl D. Sederholm v. Michelle Neville and the Office of the Attorney General of Texas

Michelle Neville, appellee, filed a motion for judgment nunc pro tunc on an order enforcing child support and medical support obligations. The trial court signed the order. In two issues, Carl D. Sederholm, appellant, argues that the trial court erred by rendering the judgment nunc pro tunc.


We modify the judgment and affirm as modified.


In January, 2008 Ne... More...
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In the Matter of Adoption of D.R.

¶1 Respondents/Appellants Melissa Ray and David Ray (collectively, Natural Parents) appeal from the Final Decree of Adoption. Natural Parents argue the trial court erred by refusing to allow evidence that Natural Mother made in-kind payments of support during the fourteen (14) months immediately preceding the filing of the Petition for Adoption and by failing to appoint a guardian ad litem. We ho... More...   $0 (06-11-2014 - OK)

Bernardo Reyes v. Olga Reyes

Appellant, Bernardo Reyes, appeals the trial court’s Corrected Nunc Pro Tunc Order [sic] Final Decree of Divorce signed on May 1, 2012.1 Presenting two issues, he maintains (1) the trial court erred in granting Appellee’s, Olga Reyes’s, request for the

1 A nunc pro tunc decree was signed on April 20, 2012, but was mistakenly dated “2014.” Hence, the corrected nunc pro tunc decree.... More...
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In the Matter of the Marriage of Susan Elizabeth McMahen and Joe Dyke McMahen and In the Interest of Z.L.M., a Child

This case is about a division of property as a consequence of divorce and whether a gift to three people to avoid gift tax consequences was actually a gift to only one person. The total amount of the gift was $50,000, and it was made to Joe Dyke McMahen, his then-wife Susan, and one of their children, Jake McMahen. Susan’s parents, Carl and Nancy Samuelson, made the gift via three checks in 2003... More...   $0 (06-08-2014 - )

Janice Kay McGee v. Ronnie Roscoe McGee

Presenting a sole issue, Appellant, Janice Kay McGee, questions whether the trial court had personal jurisdiction over her to enter a default judgment in divorce proceedings against Appellee, Ronnie Roscoe McGee. We affirm.

1 The divorce proceedings were heard by the Honorable William C. Sowder, the Final Decree of Divorce was signed by the Honorable Bradley Underwood and the Honorable Ru... More...
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In the Matter of the Marriage of William Scott Dorner and Gloria Monique Dorner

William Scott Dorner and Gloria Monique Dorner were divorced on October 22, 2012. The property division included in the divorce decree required Gloria to sell a particular parcel of land and to list that parcel for sale with a licensed real estate broker on or before December 1, 2012. On June 7, 2013, William filed a petition seeking to (1) enforce the property division, (2) reduce the personal pr... More...   $0 (06-06-2014 - TX)

Curtis Moore v. Veronica Moore

In this divorce case, we consider whether the trial court erred in (1) characterizing appellant’s separate property as community property and including it in the community property division, thereby causing a property division that was


not just and right; and (1) ordering that the appellant to pay periodic child support in the amount of $1500 per month. We affirm in part and... More...
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In The Interest of C.G. and B.G.

This appeal arises from (1) an “Order Modifying Parent-Child Relationship” and (2) an “Order Holding [Loretta DiDonato] in Contempt and Granting Judgment for Child Support Arrearage and Attorney’s Fees.” We reverse the first order and render judgment denying the petition to modify the parent-child relationship. We affirm the second order.


On December 13, 2011, Lo... More...
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Rory W. Comerio v. Debra Ann Comerio

Rory W. Comerio appeals the trial court’s judgment rendered pursuant to an agreement reached at an informal settlement conference. We affirm.

Appellee Debra Ann Comerio filed a petition for divorce on December 12, 2012. A week later, on December 19, 2012, the parties signed an Agreement for Divorce. The Agreement was signed by both parties and contained a prominently displayed statement t... More...
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In the Interest of E.B. and A.B.

Timothy Berban appeals the trial court’s Order in Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship rendered in the underlying modification proceeding. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.


Timothy Berban and Leticia Berban are the parents of two children, E.B. and A.B. Timothy and Leticia were divorced in 2005. In the Final Decree of Divorce, the parties were named joint ma... More...
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Sabrina Laguna v. Coverall North America, Inc.

This case asks us to decide whether a settlement agreement reached before class certification between Plaintiffs and Defendants is fair, reasonable, and adequate. We agree with the district court that the settlement merits approval, and we affirm.


Coverall North America, Inc. (“Coverall”) is a janitorial franchising company operating in California. Plaintiffs brought a class ac... More...
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The People v. Charles Elmore

A killing committed because of an unreasonable belief in the need for self-defense is voluntary manslaughter, not murder. “Unreasonable self-defense, also called imperfect self-defense, „obviates malice because that most culpable of mental states “cannot coexist” with an actual belief that the lethal act was necessary to avoid one‟s own death or serious injury at the victim‟s hand.‟ ... More...   $0 (06-02-2014 - CA)

Ashley Paget Gruenwald v. William Keith Gruenwald

¶1 Respondent/Appellant William Keith Gruenwald (Husband) appeals from the trial court's order directing him to pay costs and attorney fees incurred by Petitioner/Appellee Ashley Paget Gruenwald (Wife) in Husband's emergency custody proceeding. The record does not show that the trial court found the information provided by Husband was false or that the trial court made a decision in reliance on s... More...   $0 (06-02-2014 - OK)

Rosa Isela Martinez Gonzalez v. Miguel Angel Garica Robello

Miguel Angel Garcia Rebollo appeals an order finding the court had subject matter jurisdiction to modify his child support order, which was issued in Mexico. He contends the family court lacked subject matter jurisdiction under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) (Fam. Code, § 4900 et seq.) because his domicile and residence is in Mexicali, Mexico, and there was insufficient evidenc... More...   $0 (05-29-2014 - CA)

Victoria V. Ochsner v. Preston A. Ochsner

Victoria V. Ochsner appeals the trial court’s order denying her motion for enforcement of child support order against Preston A. Ochsner. We reverse the trial court’s order denying the motion for enforcement of child support order and remand this case to the court below with instructions to enter a judgment for child support arrearages.



Victoria and Preston we... More...
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United States of America v. Certified Environmental Services, Inc.

Certain technical state and federal regulations governing the removal of asbestos underlie the charges in this case. Asbestos is severely toxic, and “medical science has not established any minimum level of exposure to asbestos fibers which is considered to be safe.” 20 U.S.C. § 3601(a)(3). Its complete removal is therefore required by both federal and state regulations.

A. Federal Reg... More...
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Jose I. Sanchez v. Ruth E. Suasti

Jose I. Sanchez, the father, appeals the trial court’s denial of his petition for the return of his minor children to Brazil under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.1 While acknowledging that the mother, Ruth E. Suasti, unilaterally removed the children from Brazil, the trial court decided that the father lacked the necessary “rights of custody” under... More...   $0 (05-28-2014 - FL)

Conchita Franco Serri v. Santa Clara University

Plaintiff and appellant Conchita Franco Serri brought this action against her former employer (defendant and respondent Santa Clara University (the University)) and other individually named defendants after the University terminated her employment. Serri had worked as the University’s Director of Affirmative Action since 1992. The University terminated her employment in 2007 because she failed t... More...   $0 (05-28-2014 - CA)

Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community

The State of Michigan, petitioner, entered into a compact with respondent Bay Mills Indian Community pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). See 25 U. S. C. §2710(d)(1)(C). The compact authorizes Bay Mills to conduct class III gaming activities (i.e., to operate a casino) on Indian lands located within the State’s borders, but prohibits it from doing so outside that territory. Bay ... More...   $0 (05-27-2014 - DC)

Kirk Brand Coburn v. Janet Moreland

This is an appeal from a modification order in a “high-conflict” suit affecting the parent-child relationship (SAPCR).1 The appellant, Kirk Brand Coburn, challenges the trial court’s modification order, which (1) increased his monthly child-support obligation, (2) granted the appellee, Janet Moreland, the exclusive right to make certain decisions concerning their children’s education and h... More...   $0 (05-23-2014 - TX)

Fredia M. Alexander v. Allan A. Alexander

Fredia Alexander appeals the trial court’s denial of her petition for bill of review challenging the final decree of her divorce from Allan Alexander.1 We affirm the trial court’s judgment.


In 2006, the trial court signed a final decree of divorce between the parties, rendered by default with respect to Fredia. In 2008, Fredia challenged the decree by bill of review, a... More...
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