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Partition Law
William Cody Wheeler v. Howard L. Phillips

This suit involves the partition of 82.201 acres of real property located in Bastrop County (the "Property"). See Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 23.001 (West 2000); Tex. R. Civ. P. 756-771. (1) After several hearings, the trial court found that the Property was not susceptible to fair and equitable partition in kind and signed a decree of partition by sale. See Tex. R. Civ. P. 770. In the decree, the... More...   $0 (07-28-2011 - TX)

Charles M. Fisher v. Benton County

2 Plaintiffs Charles M. and Lillian M. Fischer (the Fischers) appeal the circuit
3 court's judgment in a writ of review proceeding that affirmed respondent Benton
County's1 4 determination that the Fischers have a vested right to complete a subdivision of
their property in compliance with waivers issued pursuant to Ballot Measure 37 (2004)2 5
6 but do not have a vested right to est... More...
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Mondee Stracener v. Doug Stracener

Mondee Stracener appeals the trial court’s decree ordering partition of real property in Upshur County, Texas, and appointing commissioners. On appeal, Mondee argues that the trial court abused its discretion in refusing to instruct the commissioners to set aside an airstrip to him as a portion of his ownership interest in the property being partitioned. We affirm.

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Beata L. Popek v. John P. Popek

Beata Popek appeals the trial court’s final divorce decree on numerous grounds. We reverse and remand in part and affirm as modified in part.


Beata and John Popek married on June 27, 1991 in Illinois. The couple had a troubled marriage; Beata suffered from depression and John had alcohol problems. John entered an alcohol rehabilitation program in 2002. At that time,... More...
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Donald Harrell v. Kris Hochderffer

Appellants Donald Harrell and Shirley Temesgen appeal the trial court's denial of their motion for summary judgment and grant of partial summary judgment in favor of appellee Kris Hochderffer, in his capacity as trustee of the Clark Family Trust. The underlying dispute involves a personal-injury settlement received by the appellants' mother, Jessie Mae Clark, and stepfather, Rudie Clark, and a tru... More...   $0 (06-17-2011 - TX)

Jerry Allen v. Joyce Anderson

relationship. Upon separation, the parties agreed that each should have ownership of personal property in their respective possession. Allen alleges that Anderson wrongly took some of his personal property into her possession. The district court determined that Allen failed to claim the personal property at issue in a timely fashion and thus effectively abandoned his claim to it. We affirm the ult... More...   $0 (06-16-2011 - WY)

Donald Harrell and Shirley Temegsen v. Kris Hochderffer

Appellants Donald Harrell and Shirley Temesgen appeal the trial court's denial of their motion for summary judgment and grant of partial summary judgment in favor of appellee Kris Hochderffer, in his capacity as trustee of the Clark Family Trust. The underlying dispute involves a personal-injury settlement received by the appellants' mother, Jessie Mae Clark, and stepfather, Rudie Clark, and a tru... More...   $0 (06-10-2011 - TX)

Richard Loweke v. Ann Arbor Ceiling & Partitiion Co., L.L.C.

Plaintiff, an employee of an electrical subcontractor, was injured at a construction site when several cement boards fell on him. The boards had been leaned against a wall by employees of defendant, a carpentry and drywall subcontractor, which, like plaintiff’s employer, had been hired by a general contractor to work on the construction project.

Plaintiff sued defendant for negligence and... More...
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Flare Ten-Booms v. Deborah L. Obregon

Appellant Flare Ten-Booms appeals from a summary-judgment order and final judgment issued in favor of appellee Deborah L. Obregon. In the underlying suit, Ten-Booms alleged that Obregon breached a "property sale contract" that called for Obregon to sell Ten-Booms a portion of a plot of land that she owned in exchange for a $10,000 down payment and a purchase price of $100,000. Ten-Booms raised a m... More...   $0 (06-03-2011 - TX)

Simke, Chodos, Silberfeld & Anteau, Inc. v. Jerry B. Athans

In the event of a default, the ―relief‖ granted to the plaintiff may not exceed the dollar amount demanded in the complaint or, in cases of personal injury or wrongful death, the dollar amount set forth in a statement of damages. (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 580, 425.11.) This rule applies not only to routine defaults, where the defendant fails to file an answer, but also to defaults entered as a sa... More...   $0 (05-26-2011 - CA)

The Lamar Company, LLC v. Country Side Restaurant, Inc.

The Lamar Company, LLC, d/b/a Lamar Outdoor Advertising, appeals from the circuit court’s final order that $120,000 on deposit with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Winnebago County shall be disbursed to Country Side Restaurant, Inc. We affirm the order.

¶2 Lamar owns an outdoor advertising billboard formerly located on premises owned by Country Side. Lamar leased space for the... More...
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David Jahimiak v. Laurie Long

David Jahimiak appeals an order of partial summary judgment and a judgment of the circuit court following a bench trial on the remaining issues. Jahimiak brought multiple financial claims against Laurie Long for debts he alleged Long incurred to him while he and Long resided together. Long, in turn, sought partition of the residence (hereinafter “Losey property”) that she and Jahimiak shared... More...   $0 (05-12-2011 - WI)

Rubin Hernandez v. Yellow Transportation, Inc.

Employees at a terminal for a trucking company brought claims of race discrimination, retaliation, and hostile work environment against their employer. The district court granted summary judgment to the defendant on some plaintiffs’ claims and allowed an immediate appeal. We AFFIRM.


Rubin Hernandez, John Ketterer, and Abram Trevino (“Plaintiffs... More...
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Anna L. McDonald v. Hollis Martin

Defendant/Appellant Hollis Martin appeals from a judgment which quieted title to a strip of property between the survey boundary and a disputed boundary fence line in favor of Plaintiffs/Appellees Anna L. McDonald and Sharley A. Trotter1 (collectively, Appellees), and awarded damages for removing a tree.2 Appellees filed suit after Martin removed a fence and trees based on his assertion they were ... More...   $0 (05-05-2011 - OK)

James Cali v. Meadow Lakes View Condominium Association "B" Inc.

James Cali appeals from a Partial Final Summary Judgment in favor of Meadowbrook Lakes View Condominium Association “B” Inc. (“Meadowbrook”), o n counts I, II and III of his Second Amended Complaint.

Meadowbrook is a Florida not-for-profit corporation which conducts its business in Broward County, Florida, exists pursuant to Chapter 617 of the Florida Statutes, and operates pursuant... More...
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General Agents Insurance Company of America, Inc. v. Ahmed El Naggar

Appellant General Agents Insurance Company of America, Inc. (“Gainsco”) challenges the trial court’s rendition of partial summary judgment in favor of appellees Ahmed El Naggar and El Naggar Fine Arts Furniture, Inc. (collectively “El Naggar”) in El Naggar’s suit against Gainsco to recover insurance proceeds. Gainsco contends that the trial court erred in granting El Naggar’s partia... More...   $0 (05-03-2011 - TX)

Barbara Renner v. Edgar L. Bonner

The instant action is before this Court upon the appeal of Edgar L. Bonner and Hazel Bonner [“Appellants”] from a December 16, 2009, order of the Circuit Court of Tyler County, West Virginia, which found that the property which is the subject of this appeal [“the property”] is not susceptible to partition and which accordingly ordered a sale of the property at public auction. The Bonners a... More...   $0 (05-02-2011 - WV)

Ramon Luna v. Roberto Luna

Appellants Ramon Luna and Rodolfo Luna appeal from an adverse judgment entered after a bench trial in a suit brought by Roberto Luna, appellee, for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.[1] Appellants attack the sufficiency of the evidence to support the trial court’s award of a five-acre tract of land to appellee. By two issues, appellants argue: (1) the trial court erred i... More...   $0 (04-29-2011 - TX)

Bobby G. Barham v. Patricia McGraw

Blood may be thicker than water, but money beats everything.[1]

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house.[2]

Before us lies a dispute between brother and sister regarding the division of their deceased father’s real estate. When their father died, the realty in question became the corpus of a trust to benefit his widow, Margie, the trust’s truste... More...
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Dugas Limited Partnership v. Donna Neal Goode Dugas

In this accelerated, interlocutory appeal, Appellants Dugas Limited Partnership (Dugas, LP); Dugas 1998 Irrevocable Trust (Dugas 1998 Trust); William Bruce Dugas Grandchild Trust (Grandchild Trust); and James Stephen Turner (Steve) and Hurley Calister Turner, Jr. (Cal), Co-Trustees of the Dugas 1998 Irrevocable Trust f/b/o William Bruce Dugas (Bruce) challenge the trial court’s order denying the... More...   $0 (04-05-2011 - )

Audrie Lee v. David Shu Wai Kwong

Plaintiffs/appellants Audrie Lee and Nelson Lee (collectively, appellants) participated in a judicial arbitration of their complaint. (Code Civ. Proc., § 1141.10 et seq.)1 After suffering an unfavorable arbitration award, appellants first requested a trial de novo but then filed a voluntary dismissal of their complaint without prejudice. Several of the defendants/respondents moved to vacate the d... More...   $0 (03-29-2011 - CA)

James Chafin v. Richard G. Isbell

Appellees Richard G. Isbell and Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation filed a motion for rehearing of our memorandum opinion issued December 2, 2010. To the extent Appellees argue that this appeal should be remanded, we grant their motion for rehearing. We deny the remainder of the motion.[2]

On February 10, 2011, Appellant James Chafin filed a “Motion to Amend Judgment,”... More...
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State ex rel. Mel Stewart v. City of Salem

Relator, Mel Stewart, filed a petition for an alternative writ of mandamus pursuant to ORS 227.179(1), seeking to compel the City of Salem to approve his application under ORS 92.040 to partition his property. Arguing that the petition was filed prematurely, the city moved to dismiss. The trial court agreed and dismissed the petition; relator appeals. The issue on appeal pertains to the date on wh... More...   $0 (03-16-2011 - OR)

Jason L. Osterhaus v. Jean Betty Toth

This case arises out of the sale of a home which was later discovered to have structural flaws. Jason Osterhaus, a first-time home buyer, brought an action against the seller (Jean Betty Toth), Toth's real estate agent (Jeffrey Schunk), and Schunk's company (TopPros Real Estate, Inc.). Osterhaus alleged deceptive and unconscionable acts under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA), K.S.A. 50-62... More...   $0 (03-11-2011 - KS)

Brynn Rodgers v. City of North Kansas City

Brynn Rodgers appeals the trial court‟s grant of summary judgment in favor of North Kansas City (“the City”) and three employees of North Kansas City Hospital (“NKC Hospital”) on Rodgers‟s petition alleging a dangerous condition of the City‟s property and Rodgers‟s claims of negligence and medical malpractice against the three employees. On appeal, Rodgers contends that the trial c... More...   $0 (03-08-2011 - MO)

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