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Jessica Bhan v. Bryan James Danet

Appellant, Jessica Bhan, challenges the trial court’s August 4, 2010 order, entered after a jury trial, appointing Danet and Kranz as the sole managing conservators of Bhan’s minor child.1 In her first two issues, Bhan contends that the evidence is legally and factually insufficient to support the jury’s finding that her appointment as sole managing conservator would significantly impair the... More...   $0 (11-30-2012 - TX)

Rolly Redland v. Robert Redland

[¶1] These consolidated appeals stem from the Redland family’s dispute over ranch property and operations. Appeals numbered S-12-0010 and S-12-0012 relate to real property that some of the Redland children claim their father, Robert Redland, agreed to place in a family trust. The district court granted Robert Redland partial summary judgment, holding that the claims were barred by the statute o... More...   $0 (11-21-2012 - WY)

Catalina Halnat v. Sun City Vending of S.F., Inc.

The owners/operators of a hotel appeal a final judgment for money damages, a supplemental final judgment determining that the appellee is entitled to an award of attorney’s fees as prevailing party, and the denial of the appellants’ motion for reconsideration of the supplemental final judgment (or in the alternative, to vacate the supplemental final judgment pursuant to Florida Rule of Civil P... More...   $0 (11-09-2012 - FL)

Lawrence Trainor v. HEI Hospitality, LLC

A time worn proverb teaches that "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." Much the same dynamic can be in play when, as in this case, a corporation abruptly cashiers a member of senior management who believes that he deserves better.

In this instance the denouement prompted a suit for age discrimination and retaliation. After a protracted trial, the jury found the employer guilty... More...
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Cristina Fierro v. Lawrence Taylor

Cristina Fierro sued Lawrence Taylor on a civil assault theory claiming that the former NFL Hall of Famer wrongfully had sex with her by failing to recognize her distress in a hotel room when she was sixteen.

Taylor testified that he has sex with a "very, very pretty" postitute in 201 in 2010 but denied accusations he ignored obvious signs she was a teen runaway who had been beaten and ... More...
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Amy C. Miller v. Carolyn N. Johnson, M.D.

Amy C. Miller sued her doctor, who mistakenly removed her left ovary during a laparoscopic surgery intended to take the right ovary, and a jury awarded her $759,679.74 in damages. But the district court reduced that amount by $425,000 because of a state law limiting noneconomic damages in personal injury lawsuits and a posttrial ruling finding her evidence of future medical expenses insufficient. ... More...   $0 (10-25-2012 - )

David Fink v. Moses Shemtov

Plaintiff David Fink appeals after judgment was entered in favor of, inter alia, defendant S&E Stone, Inc. (S&E). Acting in propria persona, Fink filed a complaint against S&E and others, as the assignee of Stone Center Corporation‟s (Stone Center) claims against them and litigated those claims through a bench trial. In a thorough statement of decision issued after the trial court granted S&E‟... More...   $0 (10-24-2012 - CA)

OSU Student Alliance v. Ed Ray

The complaint alleges that employees in Oregon State University’s Facilities Department gathered up the outdoor newsbins belonging to the Liberty, a conservative student monthly, and threw them in a heap by a dumpster in a storage yard. The employees acted pursuant to an unwritten and previously unenforced policy governing newsbins on campus. They did not notify anyone at the Liberty before conf... More...   $0 (10-24-2012 - OR)

Laurie Tsao, AKA Laurie Chang v. Desert Palace, Inc.

Plaintiff-Appellant Laurie Tsao is a so-called “advantage” gambler—a professional gambler who uses legal techniques, such as card counting, to win at casino table games, especially blackjack.1 She was arrested at Caesars Palace (a casino owned by the Defendant-Appellee Desert Palace) for trespassing and obstructing the duties of a police officer, and now challenges that arrest as unconstitut... More...   $0 (10-24-2012 - CA)

Sola Salon Studios, Inc. v. Cecilia Heller

This case arises from various disputes between a landlord and tenant. The landlord is Ms. Heller, the counterclaimant-appellant herein, and the tenant is Sola Salon Studios, Inc. (“Sola”), the appellee herein. Only one of the parties’ many claims and counterclaims is before this court. All that is left for our resolution is a determination *This order and judgment is not binding precedent, e... More...   $0 (10-22-2012 - CO)

Echostar Satellite, LLC v. Ray Aguilar

Appellants Echostar Satellite L.L.C. and Dish Network Service, L.L.C. (“Appellants”), appeal a jury verdict and judgment rendered in favor of Ray Aguilar (“Aguilar”). Appellants bring five issues: (1) legal and factual insufficiency of Aguilar’s evidence that Appellants’ uniform application of their absence control policy was a violation of Chapter 451 of the Texas Labor Code; (2) in... More...   $0 (10-19-2012 - TX)

Estate of Andy Samuel Ayala-Gomez v. Steven D. Sohn, M.D.

A child’s estate appeals a summary judgment ruling concluding a medical malpractice action was not timely filed.

I. Background Facts and Proceedings

The record reveals the following undisputed facts. See Iowa R. Civ. P. 1.981(3) (requiring summary judgment movant to show the absence of any genuine issue of material fact). In 2008, the parents of a one-year-old child took him to a h... More...
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Carmen Llerena Diaz v. Jiten Hotel Management, Inc.

Plaintiff-Appellant Carmen Diaz (“Diaz”), after obtaining a jury verdict in her favor in the amount of $7,650 on one of six claims raised in her complaint, sought attorney’s fees of $139,622 and $13,389.34 in costs. The district court awarded $25,000 in fees and $9,434.74 in costs. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand for further proceedings.

Beginning in 1985, Dia... More...
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Give Kid The World, Inc. v. Stacy Sanislo

We grant Appellees’ motion for rehearing in part and deny the en banc rehearing by order. Upon motion for rehearing, we withdraw our prior opinion and substitute the following opinion in its place.

Give Kids the World, Inc. ("GKTW"), the defendant below, appeals a final judgment entered against it in a negligence action. GKTW argues that the lower court erred by denying its pretrial motio... More...
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Sylvia Yolanda Arredondo v. Antonio A. Betancourt, Jr.

Sylvia Yolanda Arredondo appeals the trial court‘s May 31, 2011 order granting Antonio A. Betancourt, Jr.‘s petition to modify the parent-child relationship. We affirm the judgment as modified.


Sylvia and Antonio married in January 2001, and Sylvia gave birth to their son in April of that year. The couple divorced in September 2002. In their agreed divorce decree, Sylvia and An... More...
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Texas Mutual Insurance Company v. Ronald Jerrols

Ronald Jerrols, Cedric Williams, and Jaime Luna sustained serious injuries in a traffic accident while they were returning to work from a restaurant after eating lunch. This appeal focuses on whether Jerrols, Williams, and Luna (also referred to collectively as the “claimants”) were in the course and scope of their employment under the Texas Labor Code when these injuries occurred.

Ma... More...
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Service Corporation International and SCI Texas Funeral Services, Inc. v. Leticia Leal

This is an appeal from a trial court judgment entered in favor of appellees, Leticia Leal, Frank Garza, Beatriz Cavazos, Noe Cavazos, and Maria Elena Cisneros ("the Garzas") Catherine E. Rogers, Evelyn Rogers, and Gerald A. Rogers ("the Rogers") against appellants, Service Corporation International ("SCI International") and SCI Texas Funeral Services, Inc. ("SCI Texas") for actual and exemplary da... More...   $0 (10-12-2012 - TX)

Voices of Rural Living v. El Dorado Irrigation District

Defendant El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) entered into an agreement to provide water to a casino located on tribal land held by real party in interest Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (the Tribe). EID determined the agreement was exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (Pub. Resources Code, § 21000 et seq. (CEQA)) pursuant to a categorical exemptio... More...   $0 (10-04-2012 - CA)

Ducke Creek Tire Service, Inc. v. Goodyear Corners, L.C.

Goodyear Corners challenges a district court’s award of damages to two sub-sublessees for Goodyear Corners’ breach of a sub-sublease. Its breach caused the sub-sublessees to hurriedly relocate their businesses before the end of the agreement. Goodyear Corners argues the evidence is insufficient to uphold the award because the record shows only expenses incurred and not the actual loss of profi... More...   $0 (10-03-2012 - IA)

MC HOLDINGS, L.L.C., Petitioner-Appellee, vs. DAVIS COUNTY BOARD OF REVIEW, Respondent-Appellant.

In this appeal, we must determine whether a taxpayer’s protest that included a cover letter addressed to the county board of review listing the property at issue, but enclosed a petition involving an unrelated property in another county substantially complied with the filing requirements in Iowa Code section 441.37 (2009). After the board refused its protest, the taxpayer appealed to the distric... More...   $0 (10-03-2012 - IA)

Kyle Medcalf v. John Lee Cornell

COMES NOW the Plaintiff’s, Kyle Medcalf and Shari Medcalf, individually and as Husband and Wife, and Craig Medcalf, individually, by and through their attorney of record, Gary I. James, and files their Petition herein against the Defendant, John Lee Cornell. For their causes of action against said Defendant, Plaintiffs allege and state the following:


That on or ... More...
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I-10 Colony, Inc. v. Chao Kuan Lee

This case involves a dispute over the ownership of and profits derived from a hotel property. In its final judgment, the trial court granted declaratory relief to appellee Chao Kuan Lee while finding his trespass to try title claim moot. The court further held that Chao Kuan Lee and Henry Wu, the latter on behalf of appellant I-10 Colony, Inc., each owned an undivided 50 percent interest in the pr... More...   $0 (09-25-2012 - TX)

Council of San Benito County Governments v. Hollister Inn, Inc.

This case involves two consolidated actions in eminent domain brought by the Council of San Benito County Governments (COG), a joint powers authority created under a joint powers agreement between the County of San Benito, the City of Hollister, and the City of San Juan Bautista, to acquire property for the Highway 25 Bypass Project. In the eminent domain proceedings, COG sought to condemn real pr... More...   $0 (09-19-2012 - CA)

Patricia Giacalone v. Housing Authority of The Town of Wallingford

The sole issue in this certified appeal is whether a landlord may be held liable, under a commonlaw theory of premises liability, for injuries sustained by a tenant after being bitten by a dog owned by a fellow tenant and kept on premises owned by the common landlord, when the landlord knew of the dog’s dangerous propensities, but did not have direct care of, or control over, the dog. The defend... More...   $0 (09-16-2012 - CT)

James Creel v. L & L, Inc.

[¶1] James Creel and Brenda Creel (collectively the Creels) attended the 2006 Wyoming Open Golf Tournament (Wyoming Open) as spectators. During the tournament, James Creel (Mr. Creel) was struck by a golf ball and suffered a head injury. The Creels thereafter filed an action for damages against several parties, including the golfer who hit the ball, a tournament official, and the operators of the... More...   $0 (09-14-2012 - WY)

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