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Divorce Law
Michael H. Brady v. Patti W. Brady

¶1 Respondent/Appellant Patti W. Brady (Wife) appeals the trial court's order granting the Motion to Correct Decree Nunc Pro Tunc filed on behalf of Michael H. Brady (Husband). The Decree of Dissolution of Marriage ("Decree") was entered June 27, 2011, and the Agreement Incident to Dissolution of Marriage ("Agreement"), incorporated by reference into the Decree, was signed by Wife and Husband Jun... More...   $0 (09-23-2014 - OK)

Maj. Shannon L. McLaughlin v. Chuck Hagel

The plaintiffs ("McLaughlin
Group"), who prevailed in a constitutional challenge to Section 3
of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA"), 1 U.S.C. § 7, appeal from
the district court's denial of fees and costs under the Equal
Access to Justice Act ("EAJA"), 28 U.S.C. §§ 2412(a)(1) & (d).
Whether prevailing parties who successfully challenged Section 3 of
DOMA are entitled t... More...
   $0 (09-23-2014 - MA)

The People v. Rudy Francisco de la Rosa

Defendant Rudy Francisco De La Rosa appeals from an order committing him to the trial competency program at Napa State Hospital pursuant to Penal Code1 section 1370.2 He contends insufficient evidence supports the finding that he was not
1 Undesignated statutory references are to the Penal Code.
2 The commitment order is appealable. (People v. Fields (1965) 62 Cal.2d 538, 540-541; People v... More...
   $0 (09-18-2014 - CA)

In the matter of the Marriage of Billy Coppedge and Linda Coppedge

Billy Coppedge appeals the trial court’s final decree of divorce in which the trial court dissolved his marriage to Linda Coppedge and divided the couple’s assets based on a mediated settlement agreement signed by both parties. We affirm.
I. Background Facts
Billy Coppedge (Appellant) and Linda Coppedge (Appellee) married on December 16, 1976. On January 20, 2012, Appellant filed a pet... More...
   $0 (09-18-2014 - TX)

Quran Bryant, Stephen A. Barfield, and Grace Everett v. Dennis J. Cady, Ind. and as Trustee of the Dennis J. Cady Living Trust d/b/a Cady Enterprises

Certain executory contracts for conveyance of Texas real estate that is used or is to be used as the purchaser’s residence or the residence of certain relatives of the purchaser are statutorily regulated. See TEX. PROP. CODE ANN. §§ 5.061–.085 (West 2004 & Supp. 2014); see also Morton v. Nguyen, 412 S.W.3d 506, 507 (Tex. 2013). Sellers under covered contracts must, among other things, provid... More...   $0 (09-18-2014 - TX)

Gayla Grass v. William M. Grass, Stacy A. Morris and Angelia Palmer

1. That Plaintiff and William M. Grass were married on or about January 8,2001, and resided in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, as husband and wife.
2. That on or about September 13,2004, Defendant William M. Grass obtained title to the following real estate, commonly known as 4813 S 86 B Avenue, Tulsa OK, legally described as Lot 52, Block 3, Regency Park West Addition, Tulsa County, State of Oklahoma... More...
   $0 (09-15-2014 - OK)

Rebecca Lynn Bazilewich v. Troy Matthew Bazilewich

¶1 Appellant, Troy Bazilewich (Father), seeks review of the trial court's order of modification of child support, issued March 4, 2013, wherein Father sought visitation with the minor child and a correct accounting of child support arrearage. In its order, the trial court maintained custody with the child's mother, Rebecca Pennington (formerly Bazilewich), increased Father's child support payment... More...   $0 (09-14-2014 - OK)

Ananda Kelkar v. Mary B. Kelkar

Family Code section 4325 establishes a rebuttable presumption against an award of spousal support to a spouse who has been convicted of an act of domestic violence against the other spouse.1 Here we must determine whether the family court erred in terminating spousal support to a wife where the wife pleaded no contest to and was convicted of an act of domestic violence before enactment of section ... More...   $0 (09-10-2014 - CA)

The People v. Kenneth Mark Doolittle

Defendant Kenneth Mark Doolittle was sentenced to 13 years in prison after the trial court, sitting without a jury, found him guilty on three counts of theft by false pretenses (Pen. Code, § 532, subd. (a)), six counts of theft from an elder or dependent adult (Pen. Code, § 368, subd. (d)), nine counts of false statements or omissions in the sale of securities (Corp. Code, §§ 25401, 25540, sub... More...   $0 (09-08-2014 - CA)

Helen Butts Tipps v. Chinn Exploration Company and Cherokee Royalty Syndicate

The appearance of settled mineral ownership—which had surrounded three neighboring tracts of oil-and-gas-producing land in Gregg County since the late 1800s or early 1900s—was shattered beginning in late 2008 when three different lawsuits arose involving eight parties, one consolidation, multiple partial summary judgments, and two trials. One group of the parties generalized it well: “This c... More...   $0 (09-05-2014 - TX)

John Russell Coffman v. Celeste Elane Coffman Melton

John Russell Coffman appeals from the issuance of a second protective order preventing him from having contact with his ex-wife, Celeste Elane Coffman Melton, among others. In two issues, John challenges the legal and factual sufficiency of the evidence to support the court’s order and contends the court
erred in awarding attorney’s fees to Celeste. We affirm.
Duri... More...
   $0 (09-04-2014 - TX)

In the Interest of Z.M.L. and C.M.L.

In this post-divorce modification suit affecting the parent-child relationship,
appellant, Monica Posey, appeals the trial court’s final order naming James
Michael Lowe (“Michael”) as sole managing conservator of Z.M.L. and C.M.L.,
their minor children. Specifically, Monica contends the trial court abused its
discretion in ordering Monica’s possession of and access to C.M.L... More...
   $0 (09-04-2014 - TX)

In the Interest of R.A.M.

This is an appeal from an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship (SAPCR). In his appeal, Cody McAdams challenges procedural and substantive matters related to a hearing the trial court conducted on McAdams’ motion asking the trial court to enforce its prior orders regarding possession and child support against his ex-wife, Kerri McAdams.1 The hearing occurred in
1In her brie... More...
   $0 (09-04-2014 - TX)

Marilyn Rae Baskin v. Penny Bogan

Indiana and Wisconsin are among the shrinking majority of states that do not recognize the va-lidity of same-sex marriages, whether contracted in these states or in states (or foreign countries) where they are law-ful. The states have appealed from district court decisions invalidating the states’ laws that ordain such refusal.
Formally these cases are about discrimination against the small ... More...
   $0 (09-04-2014 - WI)

Woody K. Lesikar v. Carolyn Ann Lesikar Moon

This appeal is the most recent round in a protracted legal battle between two siblings over their respective inheritances.1 Woody K. Lesikar, individually, and as trustee of the Woody K. Lesikar Special Trust and the Woodrow V. Lesikar Family Trust, appeals the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of Carolyn Ann Lesikar Moon, individually and as trustee of the Carolyn Ann Lesikar Moon Special... More...   $0 (09-04-2014 - TX)

Clyde Klemke v. Radergroup, Inc.

Tulsa, OK - Clyde Klemker and Jennifer Dimaggio f/k/a Jennifer Page sued Radergroup, Inc., David Tyrien, Joanne Tyrien and Excel PM, LLC d/b/a Radergroup Property Management on breach of contract theories claiming:

1. Plaintiffs, Clyde Klemke [hereinafter individually identified as “Klemke”j and Jennifer DiMaggio [hereinafter individually identified as “Page” (otherwise identified... More...
   $0 (09-02-2014 - OK)

In re the Marriage of Joy and William Evans

This appeal presents a question of first impression about the Family Code provisions that require spouses who are dissolving their marriage to exchange declarations of disclosure of assets and liabilities.1 Specifically, is a property settlement
1 Declarations of disclosure (disclosure declarations) are governed by Family Code sections 2100 through 2113, which sections comprise chapter 9 of pa... More...
   $0 (08-29-2014 - CA)

Stanley A. Tener v. Short Carter Morris, L.L.P. and Adam J. Morris

Tener challenges the trial court’s rendition of summary judgment in favor of appellees, Short Carter Morris, LLP (“SCM”) and Adam J. Morris, in his suit against them for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. In three issues, Tener contends that the trial court erred in granting Morris and SCM summary judgment and overruling his objections to their summary-judgment evidence.
We affirm.... More...
   $0 (08-28-2014 - TX)

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)

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