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Joan Mauri Barefoot v. Jana Susan Jennings

Appellant Joan Mauri Barefoot appeals following the trial court’s decision to
dismiss her petition under Probate Code section 172001
to, among other things, set aside
the 17th through 24th amendments and declare effective the 16th amendment to the
Maynord 1986 Family Trust (Trust). The trial court dismissed the petition on standing
grounds. For the reasons set forth below, we a... More...
   $0 (09-12-2018 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KURT L. MALLORY (17-3500); MARGARET L. MCKNIGHT (17-3537); SUSAN M. PIOCH (17-3538),

Martin Fewlas looked the part of a bar-dweller. Most days, he frequented various neighborhood establishments, drinking beer. At one such locale, he befriended Margaret McKnight. McKnight’s mother worked as a bartender, and McKnight often came by after school. Eventually, McKnight became a bartender too. She developed a close friendship with Fewlas—so much so that Fewlas invited McKnight to re... More...   $0 (09-05-2018 - )

Melodie Z. Scott, as Trustee, etc. v. A'Yana McDonald

Following a trial, the probate court approved, subject to a $93,036.75 surcharge,
the first and final account and report of trustee (First Report), filed by Melodie Z. Scott
(Trustee), trustee of The A’Yana McDonald Special Needs Trust (the trust). (Prob. Code, §§ 1061-1064.)1
Trustee raises three issues on appeal. First, Trustee contends
the probate court did not apply the correct... More...
   $0 (08-26-2018 - CA)

Melodie Z. Scott v. A'yana McDonald

Following a trial, the probate court approved, subject to a $93,036.75 surcharge,
the first and final account and report of trustee (First Report), filed by Melodie Z. Scott
(Trustee), trustee of The A’Yana McDonald Special Needs Trust (the trust). (Prob.
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Code, §§ 1061-1064.)1
Trustee raises three issues on appeal. First, Trustee contends
the probate court did not apply... More...
   $0 (08-23-2018 - CA)

Christina Cortese v. John M. Sherwood

We focus on the allegations relevant to the issue on appeal. Cortese is the
biological daughter of Francesca, and the stepdaughter of Robert, both of whom are
deceased. Over the course of Francesca’s and Robert’s 23-year marriage, they “acquired
an enormous amount of wealth.” Sherwood “attended to all of their legal matters under
Robert’s direction. As their estate planning attorne... More...
   $0 (08-22-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Randall Alan Franz Montana District Federal Courthouse - Missoula, Montana

Missoula, MT - Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Concealing Assets During His Bankruptcy

Randall Alan Franz, a 59-year-old resident of Sandpoint, Idaho, was sentenced on Thursday to 8 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $205,084.79 in restitution after pleading guilty to concealing assets in bankruptcy. Chief U.S. District Judge Dana Christ... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KING MOUNTAIN TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.

In 2006 the late Delbert Wheeler, Sr., a lifelong-enrolled member of the Yakama Nation in Washington State, purchased “80 acres of trust property . . . from the Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, the agency of the Yakama Nation which is charged with overseeing the maintenance of real property held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Yakama Nation and its members.” Wheeler then opened... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - WA)

STATE OF OHIO -vs- DALTON G. SMITH

The following facts are adduced from the record of the bond revocation hearing on July 11, 2017 and the bench trial of August 3, 2017. {¶3} Appellant was age 87 at the time of these offenses. He met the victim, Jane Doe, when she volunteered at a church where he was the minister. The two have never had a romantic relationship and Doe does not want a romantic relationship with appellant. Doe... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - OH)

Raymond Blech v. Richard Blech, Commercial Bank as Trustee, etc.

Arthur Blech died in 2011, leaving an estate worth in
excess of $65 million. At his death, his estate planning
documents included the Arthur Blech Living Trust, as amended,
and his will, which provided for the “pour over” of most of his
remaining assets into the Trust, to be administered as part of the
corpus of the Trust by a third party trustee. Arthur left most of
his es... More...
   $0 (08-07-2018 - )

State of Oklahoma v. Julie Anna Dickman MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 624 South Denver 918-398-5678 or Pat@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma charged Julie Anna Dickman with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: EMB, EMBEZZLEMENT, in violation of 21 O.S. 1451
Date of Offense: 03/18/2013
Party Name Disposition Information
DICKMANN, JULIE ANNA Disposed: DEFERRED, 08/06/2018. Guilty Plea
Count as Disposed: EMBEZZLEMENT(EMB)
Violation of 21 O.S. 1451



A. Embezzleme... More...
   $0 (08-06-2018 - OK)

IN RE: ESTATE OF JERRY WEST, Deceased, v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Estate of
Jerry West, a Vietnam veteran, dispute whether certain benefits owed to West at the time of his
death should be paid to the Estate. The district court remanded that dispute to Kentucky probate
court, but the government contends the dispute can be litigated only pursuant to the procedure set
forth in the Veterans’ Judicial Review ... More...
   $0 (07-16-2018 - KY)

STATE OF OHIO v. CHARLES BROWN,

On July 12, 2015, New Boston Police Officer Matthew Richardson (“Officer
Richardson”), witnessed Brown trying to break in the back door of the former Eagles building.
Brown tried to hold himself out as the owner of the building; however, Officer Richardson was
familiar with Brown from having prior contact with him; and he knew that Brown was not the
owner. As a result, Officer ... More...
   $0 (07-08-2018 - OH)

Barry S. Jameson v. Taddese Desta

Under California’s in forma pauperis doctrine and Government Code
section 68086, subdivision (b),1 a person who because of limited financial
resources qualifies for a waiver of initial court filing fees is entitled, as well, to a
waiver of fees for the attendance of an official court reporter at a hearing or trial.
In this case, however, although plaintiff Barry Jameson (hereafter ... More...
   $0 (07-06-2018 - CA)

THELMA MULVEY v. SHEILA STEPHENS, JAMES CAMPBELL and NANCY J. CAMPBELL, husband and wife

Jack Mulvey (“Decedent”) died testate with two surviving children and a spouse. His first wife and one son, Kevin Mulvey, predeceased him. The
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Decedent’s daughter, Sheila Stephens (“Daughter”), sued the Decedent’s second wife, Thelma Mulvey (“Widow”). The Daughter claimed the Widow exerted undue influence on the Decedent and interfered with her expected inheritance. To provid... More...
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Robert M. Kowalski v. Shauna Boliker Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Robert Kowalski is dissatisfied with his
treatment by judges and sheriff’s personnel during his divorce
proceedings. He especially accuses an Illinois judge,
Shauna Boliker, of engaging in extrajudicial efforts designed
to prejudice the state court against him and in favor of her best
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friend, Kowalski’s wife. While Kowalski’s allegations are troubling,More...
   $0 (06-27-2018 - IL)

JOHN L. REIGERT, EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF LORI A. REIGERT, DECEASED v. KEVIN A. RUSCIN

Lori A. Reigert passed away in March 2016, and her father, John L. Reigert, was
appointed as executor of the estate. In June 2016, Mr. Reigert filed a complaint alleging
concealment of assets against Kevin A. Ruscin, who had been Ms. Reigert’s fiancé. The assets
at issue included an engagement ring, a bike rack, a space heater, and two card tables. At a
hearing before the ma... More...
   $0 (06-03-2018 - OH)

DOMINO’S PIZZA, LLC. v. YVONNE WIEDERHOLD, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD E. WIEDERHOLD

In January 2011, Richard Wiederhold swerved into the median to avoid a vehicle
that had pulled out in front of him. His vehicle drifted through the median and back across
the roadway, flipped over once or twice, and came to rest in a ditch. The collision
immediately rendered him a quadriplegic. The other vehicle was driven by Jeffrey Kidd,
who was delivering pizza for Domino... More...
   $0 (05-15-2018 - FL)

STATE OF OHIO vs. Antonio J. Ellison

On September 23, 2015, Ellison was indicted on (1) one count of rape, a violation of R.C. 2907.02 and a felony of the first degree; (2) two counts of kidnapping, violations of R.C. 2905.01 and felonies of the first degree; and (3) one count of abduction, a violation of R.C. 2905.02 and a felony of the third degree. The indictment arose out of
No. 17AP-328 2


Ellison's... More...
   $0 (05-14-2018 - OH)

Christopher Alexander v. Scripps memorial Hospital La Jolla

This case raises issues concerning the legal obligations imposed on health care
providers when a patient's health care directives conflict with the providers' opinions that
the requested care would be medically ineffective and may cause harm. Elizabeth
Alexander, a 70-year-old woman suffering from end-stage terminal pancreatic cancer,
died four days after she was transferred from a... More...
   $0 (05-13-2018 - CA)

In re Adoption of T.M.M.H. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

T.M.M.H., who was born on November 5, 2006, was a few months old when his father died in 2007. When T.M.M.H. was young, Mother and Grandmother agreed he would live for a period of time with Grandmother. We know little about this agreement. Whatever the initial arrangement may have been between Mother and Grandmother, at some point in 2008, Grandmother filed a petition in district court for grandpa... More...   $0 (05-12-2018 - KS)

County Line Holdings, LLC v. Janice M. McClanahan

A cause of action survives one year after the death of a
debtor. But not a judgment lien. Judgment liens have longevity.
A judgment debtor dies. A contest over the priority of two
judgment liens ensues. Both liens were established prior to the
judgment debtor’s death. After the judgment debtor died,
plaintiff purchased one judgment lien at the execution sale of the
junior l... More...
   $0 (05-03-2018 - CA)

Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - CA)

Marc Grenier v. JHOC, Inc. d/b/a Premier Transportation and Eulogio Colon Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Will Make Your Phone Ring $0 to $1000+ Per Month - No Contract 888-354-4529

New Haven, CT - Marc Grenier sued JHOC, Inc. d/b/a Premier Transportation and Eulogio Colon on auto negligence theories.

03/19/2018 47 ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez to conduct a settlement conference.
Signed by Judge Robert N. Chatigny on 3/19/2018.(Pipech, L.) (Entered: 03/19/2018)
03/23/2018 48 ORDER: A settlement conference is scheduled for 5/11/2... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - CT)

ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - SD)

Metlife Life and Annuity Company v. Connecticut v. Uzo Akpele, J.E.A., et al. Northern District of Georgia Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Plaintiff MetLife Life and Annuity Co. of Connecticut (“MetLife”) initiated this interpleader action under Rule 22 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and sought to pay into the registry of the district court the proceeds of an insurance policy on the life of Dr. Ignatius Akpele, deceased. The defendants named by MetLife were Uzo Akpele (the widow of Dr. Akpele), J.E.A. (a minor child of Dr. A... More...   $0 (03-29-2018 - GA)

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