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Cindy Lee Garcia v. Google, Inc.

While answering a casting call for a low-budget amateur
film doesn’t often lead to stardom, it also rarely turns an
aspiring actress into the subject of a fatwa. But that’s exactly
what happened to Cindy Lee Garcia when she agreed to act
in a film with the working title “Desert Warrior.”
The film’s writer and producer, Mark Basseley
Youssef—who also goes by the ... More...
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Larry Derome Adley v. Kevin Wayne Privett & Leslie Doxey

Larry Derome Adley appeals a judgment rendered against him after a jury trial in a negligence lawsuit filed by Kevin Wayne Privett. Among other things, Adley complains the trial court reversibly erred in admitting certain medical bills into evidence and the evidence was legally insufficient to support the jury’s award of past medical expenses. After reviewing the record, we agree. We therefore r... More...   $0 (07-11-2014 - )

United States of America v. Eric Prokopi

New York, NY - Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James T. Hayes, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of U.S. Immigration

and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced today the return to the Mongolian government of the fossilized remains of over 18 dinosaur skeletons, inclu... More...
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Ruby Sanders v. Willis Dickens, M.D.

Ruby Saunders, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of Walter Saunders,1 seeks review of the decision of the Fourth District Court of Appeal in Saunders v. Dickens, 103 So. 3d 871 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012), on the basis that it expressly and directly conflicts with the decision of the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Goolsby v. Qazi, 847 So. 2d 1001 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003), and the dec... More...   $0 (07-10-2014 - FL)

United States of America v. Rogelio Villasenor

BOISE, ID – Rogelio Villasenor, 49, of Caldwell, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to attempt to evade and defeat tax, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, Villasenor and his unindicted co-conspirator owed more federal tax for the calendar years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 than was declared due on their income tax return for t... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Eoff

BOISE, ID – Robert Eoff, 31, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Edward J. Lodge to 26 months in prison for conspiring to launder money, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Eoff to serve 36 months of supervised release, and complete 80 hours of community service. Eoff will self-surrender as directed by the Unit... More...   $0 (07-10-2014 - ID)

Wallace Debes v. General Star Indemnity Company

Appellant Wallace Debes challenges the trial court’s summary judgment in
favor of appellee General Star Indemnity Company (“General Star”). In one issue,
Debes asserts that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of
General Star on Debes’s breach of contract claim because genuine issues of
material fact exist as to whether Debes was a third-party benefic... More...
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Michael I. Leavitt v. Bruce Holbrook

In this appeal, we resolve whether a statutory probate court has exclusive jurisdiction over a suit, filed in 2004, seeking to clear a cloud on title. The suit, filed by the owners of the executive mineral rights against the trustee of a testamentary trust, sought to remove a cloud on the ownership of minerals on land
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in Liberty County. The trustee created the cloud on the right of the e... More...
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In the interest of M.H., A.H., and D.W. H., III, children

This is an appeal from an order terminating the parental rights of the mother and father of M.H., A.H., and D.W.H., III. The mother timely filed an appeal.1 In four points of error on appeal, she challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support termination. We affirm.
I. Issues on Appeal
In all four points of error, the mother contends that the trial court’s findings were not suppor... More...
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Jay Anthony v. The Board of Adjustment of the City of Stephenville, Texas

The zoning ordinance of the City of Stephenville is the centerpiece of this litigation. The manner in which the City applied it to property owned by Jay Anthony is the subject of this appeal. In a writ of certiorari proceeding filed by Anthony following adverse Board of Adjustment action, the trial court granted the City’s plea to the jurisdiction and motion for summary judgment, and it denied t... More...   $0 (07-10-2014 - TX)

Justin Slavik v. The State of Texas

Appellant Justin Slavik appeals his conviction for assault (family violence by impeding breath or circulation), a third-degree felony. See TEX. PENAL CODE ANN § 22.01(b)(2)(B) (West, Westlaw through 2013 3d C.S.). Pursuant to a plea-bargain agreement, appellant judicially confessed to the offense and was placed on deferred- adjudication community supervision for a period of three years. The State... More...   $0 (07-10-2014 - TX)

Sharrod Johnson v. The State of Texas

By two issues, appellant Sharrod Johnson appeals the revocation of his community supervision resulting from an adjudication of guilt for family violence assault enhanced to a felony of the third degree due to an allegation of a prior conviction for the same offense. TEX. PENAL CODE ANN. § 22.01(a)(1), (b)(2) (West, Westlaw through
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2013 3d C.S.). We affirm.
I. BACKGROUND
Pursuant... More...
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The People v. Reynaldo Junion Eid

Defendants were charged with kidnapping for ransom, which is punishable by life in prison. The jury instead convicted each of them of two lesser included offenses — felony attempted extortion and misdemeanor false imprisonment — which resulted in a sentence of four and a half years in custody. The Court of Appeal held that each defendant could be convicted of only one lesser included offense a... More...   $0 (07-10-2014 - CA)

The People v. Darlene A. Vargas

We consider in this case whether two prior convictions arising out of a single act against a single victim can constitute two strikes under the Three Strikes law. We conclude they cannot.
INTRODUCTION
The consequences in this state of repeated criminal conduct changed dramatically in 1994. First the Legislature,1 and then the electorate,2 introduced into this state‘s jurisprudence what i... More...
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San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency v. Y.Z.

Y.Z. (Mother) appeals a juvenile court order terminating her parental rights to her children, G.P. and A. P., and choosing adoption as the appropriate permanent plan under Welfare and Institutions Code1 section 366.26. Mother contends the court's erroneous finding that the children should be removed from their relative caregiver and placed in a foster home under section 387 deprived her of the abi... More...   $0 (07-10-2014 - CA)

The People v. Lance Lamont Jernigan

Defendant, Lance Lamont Jernigan, is subject to two concurrent 25-year-to-life sentences. Defendant seeks to have his indeterminate sentences recalled and be resentenced to a determinate term pursuant to Penal Code1 section 1170.126, subdivision (f). The trial court ruled defendant’s prior serious felony conviction for attempted forcible oral copulation disqualified him from seeking resentencing... More...   $0 (07-10-2014 - CA)

State of Oklahoma v. Joshua Dale Snow

The State of Oklahoma charged Joshua Dale Snow with:


Count # 1.
Count as Filed: LEWD, LEWD OR INDECENT PROPOSAL TO A CHILD , in violation of 21 O.S. 1123
Date Of Offense: 01/31/2014

Party Name: Disposition Information:

SNOW, JOSHUA DALE
Disposed: CONVICTION, 07/10/2014. Guilty Plea.
Count as Disposed:LEWD OR INDECENT PROPOSAL TO A CHILD (LEWD)... More...
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United States of America v. Christopher Dale Harrison

BEAUMONT, TX – A 33-year-old Port Neches, Texas man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Christopher Dale Harrison pleaded guilty on Nov. 19, 2013 to production of child pornography and was sentenced to 300 months in federal prison today by U.S. District J... More...
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Searcy Ferguson and The Estate of Margaret Miller v. The Plaza Health Services at Edgemere

In 2006, Margaret Miller became a resident of Plaza Health Services at Edgemere (“Edgemere”). Miller’s son, Searcy Ferguson, executed the Assisted Living Admission Agreement as the “responsible party.” The appellants agreed to pay certain amounts to appellee for Miller’s care and treatment. In 2010, Miller entered the skilled nursing resident program at Edgemere. Once again, Ferguson e... More...   $0 (07-10-2014 - TX)

In the Interest of S.N.C., a child

Appellant S.C. (Father) appeals from the trial court’s order terminating his parental rights to S.N.C. We affirm.
On March 24, 2013, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) received a report alleging the neglectful supervision of S.N.C.
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
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by C.E. (Mother) and Father. S.N.C. was removed from the home and placed with a neighbor until... More...
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S.J. v. The State of Texas

In one issue, appellant S.J. appeals the trial court’s order denying his petition for expunction of records concerning his arrest for aggravated assault.1 On an issue of first impression in this court, we conclude that chapter 55 of the code of criminal procedure authorizes expunction of records concerning an arrest
1See Tex. Code Crim. Proc. Ann. arts. 55.01, .02, § 3(a) (West Supp. 2013).... More...
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Robert S. Bennett v. Broocks Baker & Lange, L.L.P.

This appeal involves the latest chapter in a law firm’s attempts to collect on a judgment it obtained against its former partner. Robert Bennett appeals the trial court’s order appointing a receiver in the matter, contending that the order
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improperly subjects his wholly-owned personal limited liability company to turnover. Finding no error, we affirm.
Background
In August 199... More...
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Marian E. Britton, Individually and as next friend for the Unborn and Unascertained Descendants of Marian E. Britton, and George L. Murray, Trustee of the Marian E. Britton Trust v. J.P. Morgan Chase, N.A.

This appeal arises from the denial of a bill of review regarding an estate closed in 2002. Because the plaintiffs delayed in seeking the bill of review until
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after the four-year statute of limitations had run and they have not demonstrated extrinsic fraud, which would toll the statute of limitations, we affirm.
Background
Marian M. Britton died testate in 1998, leaving behind an ... More...
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Robert Earl Wade Jr. v. Carolyn Louise Wade

This appeal concerns the division of property between divorcing spouses. In three issues, Robert Wade complains that the trial court erred by (1) awarding to Carolyn Wade a disproportionate share of the marital estate, (2) failing to award to
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him his separate property, and (3) reopening evidence in violation of Rule 21 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
We affirm.
Background<... More...
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Bruce I. Schimmel v. Gary McGregor, Teri McGregor, Kris Hall, Soledad Pineda, Larry Bishop, Cynthia Bishop, George Clark, Deborah Clark, and Carol Severance

In this interlocutory appeal, appellees Gary McGregor, Teri McGregor, Kris Hall, Soledad Pineda, Larry Bishop, Cynthia Bishop, George Clark, Deborah
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Clark, and Carol Severance (collectively, “the Buy-Out Owners”), sued Bruce Schimmel, an attorney hired by The Sands of Kahala Beach HOA, Inc. (“SOKB”), the homeowners’ association for the subdivision in which the Buy-Out Owners li... More...
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