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Kimberly Johnson v. Doodson Insurance Brokerage

This case is about whether an injured third party to a liability
insurance policy has a claim against an insurance broker for failure to procure the proper liability
insurance. Because of a mistake by defendant insurance broker, decedent Douglas Johnsons
fatal accident was not covered by a liability insurance policy obtained by an amusement
company. This case does not involve liab... More...
   $0 (07-19-2015 - MI)

Robert Paul Brown v. Michael Scott Brown

An estate beneficiary appeals from the circuit courts final order directing the personal representative to divide and distribute the [decedents] Georgia real estate and Florida real estate and other miscellaneous inventory assets of the Estate amongst several estate beneficiaries. The appellant primarily argues that the circuit court lacked jurisdiction to direct the personal representative to... More...   $0 (07-15-2015 - FL)

Donald J. Janssen v. David A. Janssen and Noble EF DLG LP

By one issue, appellant, Donald Janssen, appeals the trial court granting of appellee, Donald Janssens motion for summary judgment. We affirm.
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I. BACKGROUND
Donald and David Janseen are brothers, and they are disputing the ownership of
certain mineral rights to a property previously owned by their mother, Helen. Prior to
Helens death in 1991, she had gifted a twenty-acre tr... More...
   $0 (07-02-2015 - TX)

Sherry Williams v. Grand Ledge High School

In this personal injury action arising out of a fall that occurred in a high school, plaintiff,
Sherry Williams, as next of friend for her daughter, Victoria Williams,1
a minor, appeals by right
the trial court’s order granting summary disposition to defendants, Grand Ledge High School and
Grand Ledge Public Schools, based on governmental immunity. The trial court’s order also... More...
   $0 (06-30-2015 - MI)

Ibrahim Turkmen v. Dennis Hasty

28 On September 11, 2001, “19 Arab Muslim hijackers who counted
29 themselves members in good standing of al Qaeda” hijacked four airplanes and
30 killed over 3,000 people on American soil.  Ashcroft v. Iqbal (Iqbal), 556 U.S. 662,
31 682 (2009).  This case raises a difficult and delicate set of legal issues concerning
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1 individuals who were caught up in the post‐9/... More...
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Melanie M. v. Kerry T. Winterer

Melanie M. requested an administrative hearing after the Department of Health and Human Services (Department) informed her that it was going to change her benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Department informed Melanie—a resident of North Platte, Nebraska—that it would hold the hearing in Lincoln, Nebraska. Melanie could participate telephonically at the De... More...   $0 (04-23-2015 - NE)

Larry Netahla v. Mike Netahla

This appeal arises out of a dispute over whether the mineral interest conveyed by a 1970 mineral deed terminated after 15 years, despite its recitation that it
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was "subject to" a continuing oil and gas lease covering the same property. We hold that the mineral deed terminated and thus reverse the district court and the Court of Appeals.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
Plaintiff... 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.
BACKGROUND
Minsal and Garcia were common law spouses who moved to Texas from Florida in 2005. Minsal started her own salon where she wo... More...
   $0 (04-08-2015 - TX)

Earnest Taylor, as lawful power of attorney for Frankie Taylor v. Jeff Langham and Brenda Langham

This is an appeal of a summary judgment. Appellant, Earnest Taylor “as lawful power of attorney for Frankie Taylor”1 argues the trial court erred in
1Earnest Taylor alleged in his Original Petition that he was acting as “lawful power of attorney for Frankie Taylor.” He later described his status in subsequent pleadings as “Earnest Taylor Frankie Taylor in all capacities [d]escribed i... More...
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Estate Land Company, Aaron Wiese, and Kamal Banani (Bannan) v. Anthony Wiese

In eleven issues, appellants, Estate Land Company, Aaron Wiese, and
Kamal Banani, complain the trial court lacked jurisdiction to sign a final judgment,
and that there is insufficient evidence to support the judgment. We affirm.
I. BACKGROUND
In 1999, Aaron Wiese (“Aaron”) and his brother, Anthony (“Tony”) Wiese,
purchased three properties in Houston, Texas: 812 Main St... More...
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The People v. Richard Ray Cisneros

Richard Ray Cisneros appeals from the judgment entered following his conviction by a jury of two counts of making a criminal threat against Ebony Pitts. Cisneros contends the trial court erred in denying his Batson/Wheeler1 motions alleging the prosecutor had discriminated against men in exercising peremptory challenges during jury selection.2 We reverse.
FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND
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SHIRLENE D. NITZEL V. LEONA M. NITZEL, ET. AL.

Watonga, OK - SHIRLENE D. NITZEL V. LEONA M. NITZEL, ET. AL.

1. PARTITION SUIT

Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
01-26-2015

FILE AND ENTER PETITION

Document Available at Court Clerk's Office
$ 163.00
(Entry with fee only) $ 6.00
(Entry with fee only) $ 2.00
(Entry with fee only) $ 25.00
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State ex rel Mel Stewart v. City of Salem

This matter is before us for a second time. See State
ex rel Stewart v. City of Salem, 241 Or App 528, 251 P3d
783 (2011) (Stewart I). Relator, in a mandamus proceeding,
appeals from a judgment that, in pertinent part, denied his
request for attorney fees incurred in ultimately, successfully
obtaining a peremptory writ. ORS 34.210(2). We affirm.1
As recounted in Stewart I, ... More...
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Frank J. Schuster v. Kathleen Wild

Appellants, Frank J. Schuster, individually and as executor of the estate of Frank
Schuster, Frank Schuster Farms, Inc., Frank Schuster Farms and Frank Schuster Farms,
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Ltd., appeal from the trial court’s refusal to confirm the arbitrator’s order and its vacatur of that award. See TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE ANN. § 171.098 (West, Westlaw through 2013 3d C.S.) (“A party may appe... More...
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Mesa Shopping Center-East, LLC v. Robert O. Hill

“[T]he party prevailing on the contract” in a breach of contract action is entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees if the contract “specifically provides” for such recovery. (Civ. Code, § 1717, subd. (a); see Code Civ. Proc., § 1033.5, subd. (a)(10)(A).) But “there shall be no prevailing party” if “an action has been voluntarily dismissed” (Civ. Code, § 1717, subd. (b)(2)),... More...   $0 (12-23-2014 - CA)

United States of America v. Deanta Marquis Long a/k/a Deante Marquis Long

A jury convicted Defendant Deanta Marquis Long of being a felon in possession
of firearms and ammunition, attempting to manufacture 28 grams or more of cocaine
base, possessing cocaine with intent to manufacture cocaine base, and possessing
firearms in furtherance of drug-trafficking crimes. The primary focus of his appeal is the
affidavit for a search warrant that led to discovery... More...
   $0 (12-22-2014 - OK)

Miguel Reyes v. Norma Reyes

This is an appeal from a final decree of divorce following a bench trial. Miguel challenges the sufficiency of the evidence to support (1) the appointment of Norma as the joint managing conservator with the right to determine the primary residence of the child; (2) the monthly child support awarded; (3) the division of the marital estate; and (4) “reimbursement” to Norma.
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   $0 (12-10-2014 - TX)

Laura S. Wassmer and Stephen B. Hopper v. Jo N. Hopper

Stephen Hopper, Laura Wassmer and their stepmother Jo Hopper bring cross appeals from a summary judgment in a probate proceeding. The decedent, Max Hopper, married Jo Hopper in 1981. During the marriage, they purchased a home on Robledo Drive which they occupied until Max’s death on January 25, 2010. Max died intestate. The couple had no children. Max’s two children by a prior marriage, Stephe... More...   $0 (12-03-2014 - TX)

Aurora Rodriguez v. Ventura Hernandez

Aurora A. Rodriguez, Israel Rodriguez, Edelmiro Romeo Alvarez, Silverio Simon Alvarez, Anita Irma Guerra, Emilio Roman Alvarez, Adrian Alvarez, Teodoro Alvarez, Jr., and Primitivo Alvarez (the “Alvarezes”) appeal the trial court’s judgment declaring the boundaries of a tract of real property owned by Ventura Hernandez. The western boundary of Hernandez’s property abuts property owned by th... More...   $0 (11-26-2014 - TX)

Juan Manuel Rivas v. Sylvia V. Rivas

This is an appeal from a final decree of divorce in which Husband challenges the divestiture of his separate property. The litigants have been before the Court before. In Rivas v. Rivas, 320 S.W.3d 391 (Tex.App.--El Paso 2010, no pet.), we reversed a default judgment of divorce on procedural grounds. The case was remanded and following a bench trial, the decree at issue was entered. Because the tr... More...   $0 (11-15-2014 - )

Marie C. Amaya v. Jose M. Vazauez

Appellant, Maria C. Amaya, appeals an order which (1) granted partial final
summary judgment on a count for partition of real property in favor of Jose M.
Vazquez and ordered a partition sale forthwith1; (2) dismissed Amaya’s
counterclaim; and (3) reserved on “accounting issues, attorney’s fees and costs.”

We affirm the trial court’s order as to count one of the amen... More...
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Gerald K. Johnson v. Frederick M. Evans and Christine G. Evans

Gerald K. Johnson, appearing pro se, appeals the trial court’s judgment denying his request for partition of a 45.59 acre tract and a permanent injunction against Frederick M. Evans and Christine G. Evans. In ten issues, Johnson contends the trial court erred in its judgment. We affirm.
BACKGROUND
Several years before Johnson filed the underlying suit, the Evanses filed an action seeking... More...
   $0 (09-18-2014 - TX)

King Ranch, Inc. v. Juan Antonio Garcia, Gonzalo Chapa, Jr., and Carmen S. Chapa

This appeal arises from a dispute over a boundary line established in an 1891 Deed of Exchange between Henrietta M. King, predecessor-in-interest to appellant King Ranch, Inc., and Luciano Garcia, et al., predecessors-in-interest to appellees Juan Antonio Garcia, Gonzalo Chapa,
1 Justice Chapa would vote to request a response to the motion for rehearing.
04-13-00605-CV
Jr., and Carmen ... More...
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Thompson Bunch, et al. v. John Calvin Bunch

Stilwell, Adair County, Oklahoma - Thompson Bunch, et al. v. John Calvin Bunch

COMES NOW the Plaintiffs, Thompson Bunch, Rozenna Bunch now Coulter, and Woodrow Walter Bunch, for cause of action against the above named defendant, allege and state the following:
1. That the parties are owners in co-tenancy of approximately 40 acres of real property
located in Adair County, Oklahoma,... More...
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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)

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