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State of Oklahoma v. Christopher I. Mansfield

¶1 On January 16, 2014, the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) filed a complaint against attorney Christopher I. Mansfield, alleging professional misconduct as authorized by Rule 6.1 of the Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings (RGDP).1 After hearing the testimony of several witnesses and being presented with exhibits, the Professional Responsibility Tribunal (PRT) concluded that Mansfield violate... More...   $0 (04-13-2015 - OK)


Daniel Phillips appeals the district court's enforcement of child-support orders against him based on a claim that the orders arose out of Washington state and that the claims should no longer be collectible under a 10-year Washington limitation period. But the applicable statute in both Kansas and Washington provides that in an interstate proceeding for arrearages—or overdue payments—the long... More...   $0 (04-10-2015 - KS)

Ellen Brown v. Jimmy Allen Brown

¶1 Ellen Brown (Appellee) and Jimmy Allen Brown (Appellant) were divorced on November 30, 1987. Appellee was awarded custody of the minor child born of the marriage. Shortly thereafter, in January 1988, they filed a joint application to modify which was granted. Appellant was awarded custody of the child, and Appellee was awarded visitation rights. She was ordered to pay $88.00 a month in child s... More...   $0 (04-10-2015 - OK)

Debra S. Ryder v. Rocky R. Ryder

In a marital dissolution proceeding, the parties’ property settlement agreement required the husband to “assist” the wife in obtaining a bank loan to purchase a residence. The dissolution decree adopted the agreement. Later, the bank declined to make the loan without the husband’s cosignature. On the husband’s motion, the district court vacated the assistance clause as ambiguous. The wif... More...   $0 (04-10-2015 - NE)

In the Interest of S.J.G. and J.O.G., children

This appeal arises from a petition to modify a parent-child relationship. In three issues, the father, Charles Joaquin Greenwald, argues the trial court erred by (1) denying a motion to set aside a Brazos County court’s order; (2) ordering Greenwald to pay $15,404.24 in attorney’s fees to counsel for the mother, Erin Tullos; and (3) failing to contact an Oklahoma court regarding child custody.... More...   $0 (04-09-2015 - TX)

R.D. Tips, Inc. v. Virginia Jett

R.D. Tips, Inc. appeals the trial court’s order granting summary judgment in favor
of Virginia Jett on Jett’s claim for breach of a guaranty. In two issues, Tips contends that (1) the
trial court erred by granting summary judgment because there was a genuine issue of material fact
regarding its affirmative defense that it was fraudulently induced into executing the guaranty
and... More...
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Venus Minsal v. Abel H. Garcia

Venus Minsal appeals her divorce decree, arguing the trial court erred in dividing the community estate and by requiring her to sell her home, failing to recognize her reimbursement claims, and not making findings of fact and conclusions of law. We affirm.
Minsal and Garcia were common law spouses who moved to Texas from Florida in 2005. Minsal started her own salon where she wo... More...
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Sammie Horowitz v. Maureen P. Horowitz

Sammie Horowitz challenges a final judgment of injunction for protection
against domestic violence issued for the protection of his estranged wife, Maureen P.
Horowitz. Because there was not competent, substantial evidence establishing that
Mrs. Horowitz was a victim of domestic violence or that she was in imminent danger of
becoming a victim of domestic violence, we reverse.
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Tiffany Begum v. Anthony Begum

¶1 Tiffany Begum (Wife) appeals from the district court’s final judgment in the divorce action between herself and Anthony Begum (Husband). We affirm.
¶2 Husband and Wife married in 1989. Wife petitioned for a divorce in August 2008. A domestic relations commissioner issued temporary orders granting physical custody of the parties’ minor children to Wife. The commissioner ordered Husband... More...
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Tiffany Begum v. Anthony Begum

¶1 Tiffany Begum (Wife) appeals from the district court’s final judgment in the divorce action between herself and Anthony Begum (Husband). We affirm.
¶2 Husband and Wife married in 1989. Wife petitioned for a divorce in August 2008. A domestic relations commissioner issued temporary orders granting physical custody of the parties’ minor children to Wife. The commissioner ordered Husband... More...
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Thor E. Polcz v. Irma Eniko Polcz

In this post-judgment dissolution of marriage case, the former husband appeals and the former wife cross-appeals an order granting the former husband’s petition for modification of alimony. We find that one meritorious issue is raised: within the modification order, the amount of alimony arrearages purportedly owed is inconsistent with the findings regarding the amount of alimony paid. We theref... More...   $0 (03-18-2015 - FL)

Glenda Martinez v. The Guardianship of J. Alan Smith

Glenda Martinez appeals an order appointing professional guardian John Cramer as plenary guardian for her husband, Alan Smith (“ward”). She maintains that the trial court erred in failing to apply the statutory presumption of section 744.3045(4), Florida Statutes (2012), where the ward had given her power-of-attorney and appointed her as his preneed guardian and health care surrogate. Because ... More...   $0 (03-18-2015 - FL)

In the Matter of the Estate of McGahey

¶1 Respondent/Appellant James McGahey (Respondent) appeals from the trial court's March 26, 2014 Order granting the motion for summary judgment of Petitioner/Appellee Ray McGahey (Petitioner), and from the trial court's April 23, 2014 Order determining, among other matters, the heirs at law of Ernest A. McGahey (Decedent). Based on our review, we affirm.


¶2 Petitione... More...
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In the Matter of the Marriage of Jamileh Merrikh and David Hossien Merrikh

In this divorce case, we consider (1) whether the trial court abused its discretion by calculating appellant David Merrikh’s child support obligation based on his earning potential rather than his actual income after finding that he was intentionally underemployed, and (2) whether the evidence is legally and factually sufficient to support the trial courts findings of fact and conclusions of law... More...   $0 (03-17-2015 - \P)

Charles Lytle v. Julie Lytle

Charles Lytle appeals from the district court’s order on intermediate appeal, affirming the magistrate’s denial of his motion for relief from judgment pursuant to Idaho Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(4). For the reasons set forth below, we affirm.
On October 1, 1991, Charles Lytle filed for divorce from Julie Lytle. During the original divorce proceedings, Cha... More...
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By three issues, appellant Ana Cecilia Cantu (“Ana”) challenges the provision of
the decree of divorce awarding her husband, appellee Edward Lee Cantu (“Edward”), the
right to designate the primary residence of their minor child. We affirm.
In September of 2012, Ana petitioned for divorce from Edward on the basis of
irreconcilable differences. The p... More...
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Melissa Foster v. Vernon McDowell

¶1 In this paternity action, Respondent/Appellant, Vernon McDowell, appeals from the trial court's decree of paternity and its order denying his motion to vacate the decree of paternity. Appellant admitted to the trial court that he is the putative father of the minor child, R.D.P. Based on that admission, we cannot find the trial court exceeded its jurisdiction in decreeing Appellant's paternity... More...   $0 (03-02-2015 - OK)

B.W.D. v. James W. Turnage and Forensic DNA & Drug Testing Services, Inc.

Appellant B.W.D. appeals from a summary judgment granted in favor of appellees James W. Turnage and Forensic DNA and Drug Testing Services, Inc. In four issues, appellant argues (1) that appellees were not entitled to derived judicial immunity as a matter of law; (2) they went beyond the scope of the agreed order that modified the divorce decree; (3) they did not prove their entitlement to summary... More...   $0 (03-02-2015 - TX)

Acacia Patent Acquisition, LLC v. Chitranjan N. Reddy

Petitioners seek the disqualification of the law firm of AlvaradoSmith, which: (1) previously represented another law firm in an attorney fee dispute; and (2) in this case, represents an expert seeking consulting fees arising out of the same underlying litigation as the attorney fee dispute. We issued a stay order and order to show cause. We now conclude AlvaradoSmith’s wide-ranging access to pr... More...   $0 (02-27-2015 - CA)

Duane R. Mueller v. Carolyn Hill

This is an appeal out of Bonner County from a judgment awarding damages for common law trespass and attorney fees for statutory trespass. We affirm the judgment except for $1,000 of the damages awarded and remand for the entry of an amended judgment.
Factual Background.
Duane Mueller and his wife owned a 20-acre parcel of rural real property (Mueller Parcel) in Bonner County. They l... More...
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Hilary Beth Candland Firmage fka Hilary Snow v. Howard Hunter Snow

This case was brought before the magistrate court as a request for modification of the child custody arrangement of the parties’ four children, in which Hilary Firmage sought sole custody and permission to relocate. The parties orally stipulated to resolve the custody matter in favor of the future recommendations that would result from a child custody evaluation that was ongoing at that time. Wh... More...   $0 (02-26-2015 - ID)

In Re: Rosa Maria Trujillo

In this petition for writ of mandamus, Rosa Maria Trujillo contends that the trial court clearly abused its discretion in denying her discovery requests for various medical and counseling records concerning defendant Jorge Llamas-Soforo. Finding the petitioner has failed to provide us with a sufficient record from which to determine abuse of discretion, we deny the writ.
Rosa Maria T... More...
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Suzanne L. Errer v. Brian Etter

¶1 Plaintiff, Suzanne Etter, now Littleton (Mother), appeals the trial court’s orders overruling her motion to dismiss and modifying the amount of child support she receives from Defendant, Brian Etter (Father). Based on our review of the record, the parties’ briefs, and the applicable law, we reverse and remand with instructions.

¶2 The facts are undisputed. The parties were divorc... More...
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Leatha A. Munai v. William K. Munai

Appellant Leatha A. Munai appeals the trial court’s division of property in her divorce from appellee William K. Munai. We conclude the trial court did not abuse its discretion and affirm the trial court’s judgment. Because all dispositive issues are settled in law, we issue this memorandum opinion. TEX. R. APP. P. 47.4.
Leatha and William were married in August, 1995. There... More...
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Allison Chase v. Horace Mann Insurance Company

Allison Chase seeks review of the decision of the First District Court of Appeal in Horace Mann Insurance Co. v. Chase, 121 So. 3d 1191 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013), on the ground that it expressly and directly conflicts with the Second District’s decision in Creighton v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co., 696 So. 2d 1305 (Fla. 2d DCA 1997), on the issue of whether removing the sole named insured from... More...   $0 (02-19-2015 - FL)

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