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Divorce Law

On April 19, 2012, Lisa Sea contacted law enforcement to report that
her ex-husband John Pentecost was in her home uninvited. Pentecost told Sea, via
text message, that he was in her residence and had changed the locks. Sea and
Pentecost had shared the residence prior to their divorce in April of 2011. Sea
advised police that Pentecost had not lived in the home for over a ye... More...
   $0 (08-13-2015 - SD)

Wayne Kubisch v. Ron Neal

Wayne Kubsch appeals the denial
of his habeas corpus petition. After being convicted of
murdering his wife, her son, and her ex-husband, Kubsch
was sentenced to death. Kubsch’s three principal arguments
on appeal are that his conviction and sentence are unconstitutional
because (a) the Indiana trial court excluded evidence
of a witness’s exculpatory but hearsay statement to... More...
   $0 (08-12-2015 - IN)

United States v. Andrew Brandwein

Andrew Brandwein was charged with unlawful possession of firearms as a
previously convicted felon and attempted manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Before trial, he moved to suppress evidence seized during a search of his residence
and statements made as a result of the search. The district court1 denied the motion,
and a jury convicted Brandwein of unlawful possession of a firearm, ... More...
   $0 (08-12-2015 - MO)

State v. Azad Haji Abdullah

On November 14, 2002, the grand jury sitting in Ada County indicted Abdullah on one count of murder in the first degree, a felony, Idaho Code sections 18-4001 to -4003; one count of arson in the first degree, a felony, Idaho Code section 18-802; three counts of attempted murder in the first degree, a felony, Idaho Code sections 18-4001 and 18-306; and one count of injury to a child, a felony, Idah... More...   $0 (08-12-2015 - ID)

Canisius v. Morgenstern

Peter Canisius, Jr. (Peter), the former
husband of Erin Joy Morgenstern (Erin), appeals from a judgment
of divorce of the Probate and Family Court. He argues that the
judge erred in treating Erin's vested contractual rights to
future payments resulting from the best-selling novel, The Night
1 Chief Justice Rapoza participated in the deliberation on th... More...
   $0 (08-09-2015 - MA)


The essential facts contained in DFA’s complaint and its attached exhibits
are these. DFA operates many duty free stores in American airports with
international terminals. DFA is one of approximately ten major operators of duty
free stores in the United States. DFA currently holds leases in thirteen
international airports located in eleven cities: New York (JFK and LaGuardia... More...
   $0 (08-09-2015 - GA)


Arizona Rule of Civil Procedure 17(a) requires a trial court to allow a reasonable opportunity to substitute parties before it dismisses an action for lack of prosecution by the real party in interest. We hold that in order to substitute a party, one must file a Rule 15(a) motion to amend, and the motion may be denied if the court finds undue delay or prejudice.
¶2 Martha and Mario ... More...
   $0 (08-06-2015 - AZ)

United States of America v. James Douglas Barding

Jefferson City, MO - Jefferson City Attorney Pleads Guilty to Marriage Fraud Conspiracy

A Jefferson City, Mo., attorney has pleaded guilty in federal court to enlisting a U.S. citizen to marry a Ukrainian national (with whom he was having an affair) so that she could remain in the United States and seek citizenship.

James Douglas Barding, 62, of Jefferson City, pleaded guilty bef... More...
   $0 (08-05-2015 - MO)

Soto v. BorgWarner Morse

Secundino Medina died of asbestos-related mesothelioma. Medina’s estate, his daughters Patricia Soto, Yolanda Isaak, and Leticia Medina, and his great-grandson Eli Canett asserted claims for negligence, strict liability, and wrongful death against a host of defendants, alleging that their asbestos-laden products contributed to Medina’s mesothelioma. Their claims against defendant BorgWarner Mors... More...   $0 (08-05-2015 - CA)

Cody Devereaux Sleiter, et al. vs. American Family Mutual Insurance Company

Appellant Cody Sleiter seeks excess underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage
benefits from his family’s automobile policy with respondent American Family Mutual
Insurance Company (American Family) because his damages exceeded the recovery
available to him under the coverage of the vehicle in which he was a passenger. Sleiter
argues that the district court and court of appeals erre... More...
   $0 (08-05-2015 - MN)

Christine V. Violette v. Randy R. Violette

Christine V. Violette appeals from a judgment of divorce entered in the
District Court (Waterville, Dow, J.). Christine contends that the court (1) clearly
erred in its calculation of Randy R. Violette’s income; (2) abused its discretion in
its spousal support award; (3) clearly erred in finding that two assets, a piece of
real estate and a business, were nonmarital; and (4) v... More...
   $0 (08-02-2015 - ME)

Frazer v. Olson

Mother appeals the parent-child contact and property division orders in a final divorce decree that assign her sole parental rights and responsibilities with regard to the parties’ children. On appeal, mother argues that the trial court was bound to consider findings of fact made by the presiding magistrate at a temporary hearing and that the court’s findings do not support its conclusions. We ... More...   $0 (08-02-2015 - VT)

Christine V. Violette v. Randy R. Violette

Christine and Randy were married on October 2, 1993, in Lewiston.
They have three children together: a seventeen-year-old son, a thirteen-year-old
2 son, and a ten-year-old daughter. Christine filed a complaint for divorce on
November 9, 2012. At the final hearing on December 12, 2013, the court heard
evidence of the following facts relevant to this appeal.
[¶3] Separ... More...
   $0 (08-02-2015 - ME)

Jerry Lee Turner v. J.R. Bray, Joseph Dingal and Strategic Investigations Group

El Reno, OK - Jerry Lee Turner sued J.R. Bray, Joseph Dingal and Strategic Investigations Group claiming;

COMES NOW Plaintiff, per 12 OS. §1382, 1383, 1384.1, 1387, and 1388, and prays for an exparte emergency Temporary Restraining Order and/or injunction against Defendants, to halt ongoing violations of Statutes and Regulations due to irreparable harm; in the alternative, Plaintiff prays... More...
   $0 (07-31-2015 - OK)

Marriage of Olson

On October 12, 2011, Christopher filed a petition for dissolution of marriage to obtain a divorce from Heather, his wife of nine years. Heather did not file a response, and on February 19, 2013, the court granted the divorce in a default judgment. Heather was present in court as a witness. The court granted a judgment of dissolution of the marriage and granted the parties joint legal custody of... More...   $0 (07-31-2015 - CA)

Prairie Supply, Inc. v. Apple Electric, Inc.,

Prairie Supply, Inc. ("Prairie") appeals from a district court judgment ordering Prairie to pay Apple Electric, Inc. ("Apple") damages for conversion by the wrongful repossession of ground heaters. We affirm, concluding our review of the issues raised by Prairie on appeal is limited to the issue of damages, and the award of damages to Apple is supported by the evidence.


[¶2] In... More...
   $0 (07-31-2015 - ND)

In the Interest of K.D., a Minor Child

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (the Department) filed a petition seeking to terminate Mother’s parental rights to her fourteen-year-old daughter, K.D. A trial court “may order termination of the parent-child relationship if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence[] (1) that the parent has . . . executed . . . an . . . irrevocable affidavit of relinquishment of pare... More...   $0 (07-29-2015 - TX)

Leticia Loya v. Miguel Angel Loya

In this appeal, a wife asserts that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment to her husband on her post-divorce proceeding to divide an employment-related bonus the husband received nine months after their divorce. Because we conclude that the bonus was not considered, divided, or partitioned in the divorce proceedings and the wife raised a fact issue concerning the characterization of t... More...   $0 (07-28-2015 - TX)

In the Interest of: C.E.C.

Pro se appellant M.C. appeals from the final decree of divorce (the divorce decree) dissolving his marriage with S.C. In five issues, M.C. contends the trial court erred: (1) in the division of the marital estate and the order of child support; (2) in ordering supervised visitation; (3) by failing to sign the divorce decree in a timely manner; (4) by failing to rule on matters other than conservat... More...   $0 (07-27-2015 - TX)

In the Interest of K.T. and R.D.T., Children

This is an appeal from the trial court’s SAPCR1 order granting a child support modification in favor of appellee J.S.F., the mother of J.M.W., an adult child who is mentally disabled. Appellant M.L.W., the father of J.M.W., contends the trial court abused its discretion by: (1) disregarding the general child support
1 Under the Texas Family Code, a suit affecting the parent-child relationship ... More...
   $0 (07-27-2015 - TX)

In the Interest of J.M.W.

This is an appeal from the trial court’s SAPCR1 order granting a child support modification in favor of appellee J.S.F., the mother of J.M.W., an adult child who is mentally disabled. Appellant M.L.W., the father of J.M.W., contends the trial court abused its discretion by: (1) disregarding the general child support
1 Under the Texas Family Code, a suit affecting the parent-child relationship ... More...
   $0 (07-27-2015 - TX)

Wilma Reynolds v. David Reynolds

Appellant Wilma Reynolds appeals from the trial court’s denial of her
petition for a bill of review seeking to set aside and re-litigate the community
property division contained in the decree of divorce ending her marriage to
appellee David Reynolds. Although Wilma raises two issues, we need only
address her second, in which she contends that the trial court abused its discretion<... More...
   $0 (07-27-2015 - TX)

Kaye I. Johnson v. Danny Lee Gravitt

Norman, OK - Kaye I. Johnson sued Danny Lee Gravitt seeking a declaratory judgment claiming:

I. At all relevant times, Plaintiff was a resident of Oklahoma City, Cleveland County, State of Okiahoma, and as of on or about May 1, 2006, Plaintiff has been a resident of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, for reasons hereinafter set forth.
2. At all relevant times, Defendan... More...
   $0 (07-24-2015 - OK)

Steve Hale v. State of Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee

In October 2013, William “Bill” Stone moved from Ashland in Benton County to
Holly Springs in Marshall County. He now seeks the Democratic Party nomination for the
newly-created Senate District 10, a district which encompasses parts of Marshall County,
including Stone’s home in Holly Springs, and parts of Tate County. On March 2, 2015, Steve
Hale,1 a resident of Tate County who al... More...
   $0 (07-24-2015 - )

Levonne Marie Kukuk v. Timothy Kukuk

Appellant Levonne Marie Kukuk appeals the trial court’s order denying her petition for bill of review. We will affirm.
Appellant and Appellee Timothy Kukuk divorced sometime in the late 1990s. On January 23, 2009, in an effort to modify the terms of custody and child support, Appellee filed a motion for enforcement, clarification, and
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
modification of pr... More...
   $0 (07-24-2015 - TX)

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