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Divorce Law
Reed J. Taylor v. Richard A. Riley

This is a permissive appeal out of Ada County from an order denying the appellants’ motions for summary judgment. The central issue is whether an attorney who, as counsel for a corporation, issues an opinion letter stating that a stock redemption agreement does not violate the law can be held liable to the shareholder whose stock was redeemed if the opinion was incorrect and the redemption agree... More...   $0 (08-27-2014 - ID)

Mariama Monique Changamire v. Keiba Lynn Shaw

Appellant Mariama M. Changamire Shaw seeks review of a circuit court
order dismissing her amended petition for dissolution of marriage, and Appellee Keiba
Lynn Shaw has filed a notice of cross-appeal of that order. Appellant and Appellee are
same-sex partners who married in Massachusetts in 2010 and subsequently relocated
to Florida. The couple separated in October 2013, and Appell... More...
   $0 (08-27-2014 - FL)

Nora Friscia v. Thomas Friscia and Nicholas Friscia

Nora Friscia, as personal representative of the Estate of Vincent J. Friscia (the Decedent), seeks review of an order which determines that the Decedent's interest in his former marital home is entitled to the homestead exemption under article X,
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section 4 of the Florida Constitution. At the time of his death, the Decedent was divorced from his first wife, Robin Friscia (the Former W... More...
   $0 (08-27-2014 - FL)

The People v. Stanley Bryant, Donald Franklin Smith and Leroy Wheeler

On August 28, 1988, Andre Armstrong, James Brown, Loretha Anderson, and Chemise English were shot and killed. Armstrong and Brown had run afoul of the Bryant Family gang and were shot at the entrance to a drug house. Ms. Anderson and her daughter Chemise, aged 28 months, were shot in a car parked at the curb. Anderson‘s son Carlos, aged 18 months, was also in the car. He was not shot and survive... More...   $0 (08-25-2014 - CA)

Martha Julia v. Juan Carlos Julia

Appellant Martha Julia (“the Wife”) appeals the final judgment of support and the final judgment of dissolution of marriage related to her second marriage to Appellee Juan Carlos Julia (“the Husband”). The Wife argues that the trial court’s judgments must be reversed in light of violations of her right to due process. We agree. Furthermore, we find six additional shortcomings with respec... More...   $0 (08-25-2014 - FL)

Elaine Mary Murphy v. William Milligan Sloan

In this case we consider the significance of a “trial period” of residence on a
child’s “habitual residence” under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of
International Child Abduction.1 Elaine Murphy seeks the return of her child, E.S.,
to Ireland. We affirm the judgment of the district court that E.S. was a habitual
resident of the United States, where she presentl... More...
   $0 (08-25-2014 - CA)

Cliressa Elaane Brown v. Ronald Peter Brown, Jr.

After a bench trial, the trial court granted a divorce, awarded custody of the children, and dissolved the marriage between Cliressa Elaane Brown and Ronald Peter Brown, Jr. The trial court took under advisement child support and health insurance, spousal maintenance, and property division matters. A short time later, the trial court determined child support obligations, awarded spousal maintenanc... More...   $0 (08-24-2014 - CA)

In the Matter of the Termination of the Parental Rights of John Doe

This is an appeal out of Twin Falls County from a judgment dismissing a petition to terminate the parental rights of the biological father of two children and to permit the children’s stepfather to adopt them. The magistrate court dismissed the action on the ground that the petitioners had failed to prove that termination of the father’s parental rights would be in the best interests of the ch... More...   $0 (08-22-2014 - ID)

Ryan Conner, et al. v. Bryan F. Hodges, M.D.

Jami and Ryan Conner appeal the district court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing their claims for medical malpractice, breach of contract, and loss of consortium. The Conners allege that Jami unexpectedly became pregnant due to Dr. Bryan Hodges’ negligent performance of a bilateral tubal ligation. The district court concluded that the medical malpractice claim was barred by the two-year s... More...   $0 (08-22-2014 - id)

The People v. David Allen Lucas

A jury found defendant David Allen Lucas guilty of the first degree murders of Suzanne Jacobs, Colin Jacobs, and Anne Swanke (Pen. Code, §§ 187, subd. (a), 189),1 the attempted murder of Jodie Santiago Robertson (§§ 187, 664), and the kidnappings of Swanke and Robertson (§ 207, subd. (a)). The jury also found that he personally used a knife during each crime (§ 12022, subd. (b)) and inflicte... More...   $0 (08-21-2014 - CA)

Mariano Octavio Castelnuovo v. Sandra Faieta

This appeal arises from a divorce proceeding. In two issues, Appellant, Mariano Octavio Castelnuovo,1 challenges the trial court’s characterization and award of a bank account in the amount of $566,252.49 to Appellee, Sandra Faieta, as her separate property. We affirm.
1It is noted that Appellant’s name is also spelled as “Mariano Octario Castelnuovo” on several documents in the record... More...
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Robert Gerald Sherwood Sr. v. Janet Lynne Sherwood

In this appeal, we address whether the trial court erred by imposing a death penalty sanction due to the appellant’s failure to fully answer the appellee’s discovery. We hold the trial court abused its discretion by imposing a death penalty sanction; we reverse and remand that portion of the trial court’s judgment dividing the parties’ property for a new trial to allow the trial court to m... More...   $0 (08-21-2014 - TX)

Crystal Ann Harris v. Virginia Vanegas

The trial court appointed Virgina Vanegas (“Grandmother”) sole managing conservator
of D.L. and C.V. (together, “Children”) and appointed Crystal Harris (“Mother”) possessory
conservator. In a single issue, Mother asserts the trial court erred in awarding managing
conservatorship to Grandmother. We affirm the trial court’s judgment.
The Children, born i... More...
   $0 (08-21-2014 - TX)

Laurie Faye Walker v. Brad Vincent Walker

Laurie Faye Walker appeals the trial court’s order denying her petition for bill of review to set aside her 2008 divorce decree. Representing herself, appellant brings two issues contending that (1) there were numerous “procedural defects” in the bill of review proceeding and underlying divorce case requiring reversal and (2) the underlying divorce decree was void because the trial court lac... More...   $0 (08-21-2014 - TX)

In the Interest of T.L.D. a child

Father appeals the trial court’s order, denying his request to modify the amount of his child support obligation. In a single issue, Father contends the trial court abused its discretion in denying his motion to modify. We affirm.
In October 2007, Father filed a petition, seeking genetic testing to determine parentage and seeking to be appointed the sole managing conservator of T.L.D. In an ... More...
   $0 (08-21-2014 - TX)

In the Interest of S.V & S.V. children

This is a high-conflict custody case. Father appeals an order modifying conservatorship and appointing Mother sole managing conservator and Father possessory conservator of their two daughters. In two issues, Father generally contends the trial court abused its discretion in modifying the conservatorship because the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the trial court’s find... More...   $0 (08-21-2014 - TX)

Yundlander Jones v. Claude Jones

In six points, pro se appellant Yundlander Jones (Wife) appeals the trial court’s divorce decree and division of the marital estate. We affirm in part and reverse and remand in part.
In her fourth point, Wife argues that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the division of property contained in the divorce decree.
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
Among her ar... More...
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Luis A. Santiago and Linda A. Santiago v. Mackie Wolf Zientz & Mann, P.C.

Luis and Linda Santiago sued several entities involved in their home equity loan and the law firm of Mackie Wolf Zientz and Mann, P.C. (Mackie Wolf). After the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of Mackie Wolf on all of the Santiago’s claims, the trial court granted Mackie Wolf’s motion to sever. In two issues, appellants contend the trial court erred in granting Mackie Wolf’s mot... More...   $0 (08-19-2014 - TX)

The People v. Justin James Merriman

In 2001, a jury convicted defendant Justin James Merriman of the 1992 first degree murder of Katrina Montgomery (Pen. Code, § 187, subd. (a)),1 and found true the special circumstance allegations that the murder was committed while defendant was engaged in the commission of rape and oral copulation (§ 190.2, subd. (a)(17)(C), (F)), and the allegation that defendant personally used a deadly weapo... More...   $0 (08-18-2014 - CA)

In re CHRISTOPHER M., a Person Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law.

Christopher M., Sr., (father) appeals from the order adjudicating his son, Christopher M., (Christopher) a dependent child pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 300, subdivisions (b) and (g) and the ensuing disposition order.1 Father contends there was no substantial evidence to support jurisdiction based on father’s alleged conduct. We reverse and remand.
   $0 (08-15-2014 - CA)

The People v. Gene Estel McCurdy

A jury convicted defendant Gene Estel McCurdy of the first degree murder (Pen. Code, § 187, subd. (a)),1 kidnapping (§ 207, subd. (a)), and kidnapping with the purpose to commit a lewd act on a child under 14 years old (§ 207, subd. (b)) of Maria Piceno. The jury found true the special circumstance allegation of kidnapping murder. (§ 190.2, subd. (a)(17)(B).) The jury returned a verdict of dea... More...   $0 (08-14-2014 - CA)

Leif James Putnam v. Mary F. Iverson and Gregory W. Abbott

Appellant Leif James Putnam appeals the grant of the appellees’ plea to the jurisdiction and the dismissal of his claims with prejudice. Because Putnam’s claims against appellees Mary Iverson and Attorney General Gregory W. Abbott in their official capacities1 are either moot or precluded by sovereign immunity, we
1 Appellee Iverson was sued in her official capacity as an “Authorized Age... More...
   $0 (08-14-2014 - TX)

Jason Stubbs v. Julianne Stubbs

Jason Stubbs appeals from a judgment that awarded his ex-spouse, Julianne Stubbs, a judgment for damages pursuant to an indemnity clause in their divorce decree. Stubbs complains that the evidence was legally insufficient to support the judgment because the claim for indemnification did not accrue. Because we find no reversible error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.
Stubbs v. Stubbs... More...
   $0 (08-14-2014 - TX)

V.L.M. v. Kevin Lee Miley

2 Respondent appeals from a judgment entering a permanent stalking
3 protective order (SPO) against him. He contests the sufficiency of the evidence
supporting the SPO.1 4 Because this is not an "exceptional case" warranting de novo
5 review, we review the trial court's factual findings for "any evidence" and its legal
6 conclusions for errors of law. Travis v. Strubel, 238 Or App ... More...
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In the Matter of the Marriage of Barney Samuel Bradshaw and Amanda Cheri Bradshaw

Barney Samuel Bradshaw appeals the trial court’s final decree of divorce. On appeal, Barney presents three issues. We reverse and remand.
Barney and Amanda Cheri Bradshaw were married on November 13, 2010. Amanda filed an original petition for divorce on September 10, 2013, requesting that the court divide their estate in a manner that the court deems just and right. Barney fi... More...
   $0 (08-13-2014 - TX)

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