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Jesse Brown v. SAIF Corporation

The issue in this workers’ compensation case is
whether claimant is entitled to benefits for his “combined
condition” claim. Under ORS 656.005(7)(a)(B), a “combined
condition” exists when an “otherwise compensable injury”
combines with a preexisting condition, and the otherwise
compensable injury remains the major contributing cause
of that combined condition.1 In this case... More...
   $0 (03-30-2017 - OR)

Bruce Hitt v. Frank Zarauskas d/b/a Boondocks Bar & Grill

This is an appeal from an order denying a motion for new trial following a post-answer
default judgment. Because the defendant presented uncontroverted proof entitling him to relief, we
must reverse.
BACKGROUND
Appellant Bruce Hitt is a real-estate broker and investor who, at relevant times,
owned a San Angelo restaurant then known as the “Stillwater Bar & Grill.”1 In 2013, Hit... More...
   $0 (03-29-2017 - TX)

BEBOUT v. EWELL

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The facts of this case are largely undisputed. R.V. Bebout died testate on March 30, 1980, as a resident of Tarrant County, Texas. His Last Wil... More...
   $0 (03-22-2017 - OK)

Roseanna Barrera v. Chererco, LLC

Rosanna Barrera, Jenesey Barrera, and Andrea Perez appeal the trial court’s judgment in favor of Chererco, LLC, contending the trial court erred by: (1) concluding their claims relating to the title to certain real property were barred by limitations; (2) concluding they failed to raise a fact issue on their adverse possession claim; and (3) entering a final judgment in the absence of an intereste... More...   $0 (03-09-2017 - TX)

Luke Gannon v. State of Kansas (Kansas Public School Funding Case)

This is the fourth school finance decision involving these parties and Article 6 of the Kansas Constitution, which imposes a duty on the legislature to "make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state." Kan. Const. art. 6, § 6(b). The plaintiffs filed suit in 2010 asserting that the State violated this constitutional requirement by inequitable and inadequate funding ... More...   $0 (03-03-2017 - KS)

In the Matter of the Estate of Leonard P. Clark, Deceased

Dalton Hobbs, as personal representative for his
mother Thelma’s estate (Dalton), appeals from a judgment
of final distribution of the estate of his step-father, Leonard
Clark (the decedent).1 Respondents Downie and Evans are
the decedent’s daughters, and respondent Harrington is the
personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Dalton contends
that the probate court er... More...
   $0 (03-01-2017 - OR)

In the Matter of the Estate of Steven H. Harris Bruce G. Harris, Petitioner and Appellant v. Mary K. Harris, Respondent and Appellee MoreLaw – Internet Performance Marketing Market Yourself Any and Everywhere in the US Free of Charge If It Does Not Produce Calls to Your Office

[¶1] Bruce Harris appeals a district court's order denying his N.D.R.Civ.P. 60(b) motion to vacate a judgment entered consistent with stipulations Bruce Harris entered into with the trustee and personal representative of Steven Harris's trust and estate. Bruce Harris argues the district court abused its discretion by not vacating the judgment for lack of mutual assent, misrepresentation, and fraud... More...   $0 (02-28-2017 - ND)

James Harvey Jordan v. Eddie R. Jensen

¶ 1 Here, we consider whether Utah Code section 78B-2-206 bars a challenge to a tax title based on a tax sale effected without notice to an interested party. On May 25, 2000, Uintah County conducted a tax sale, yet failed to provide the record mineral interest owners notice of the sale. Now, over a decade later, the purchaser of the tax title and the individuals who were the record owners of the m... More...   $0 (01-11-2017 - UT)

Marvin Simmons v. Brian Bass

Elk City, OK - Marvin Simmons sued Brian Bass, et al. on interpleader theories.

SIMMONS, MARVIN, Plaintiff
AND, Plaintiff
GREENE, LINDA, Defendant
GILLMORE, BEVERLY JANE, Defendant
SIMMONS, RUBY N., Plaintiff
REVOCABLE TRUST, Plaintiff
LARSON, JUDY, Defendant
WALKER, JERRY DON, Defendant
WALKER, JERRY DON, Plaintiff
TRUSTEE, Plaintiff
HA... More...
   $0 (01-03-2017 - OK)

STATE OF IOWA vs. DENNIS BROUSE

This court already established the background facts relevant to this case
in Brouse’s prior appeal:
In 2007 the Iowa legislature enacted the Iowa Film, Television, and Video Project Promotion Program (Film Program). The Film Program was created to bring filmmakers and television producers from other locations to Iowa with the hope they would spend money in Iowa and grow the economy. T... More...
   $0 (12-21-2016 - IA)

STATE OF LOUISIANA V. MICHAEL J. REASON

On November 30, 2012, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill of
information charging defendant, Michael Reason, with two counts of filing false
public records in violation of La. R.S. 14:133.1 Defendant pled not guilty to the
charges against him and waived his right to a trial by jury. Following a bench trial,
the trial judge found defendant guilty as charged as ... More...
   $0 (12-11-2016 - LA)

United States of America v. Susan M. Pioch, Margaret L. McKnight and Kurt L. Mallory

Toledo, OH - Toledo trio convicted at trial of forging will to steal $2.2 million

Three Toledo residents were convicted for forging a will to fraudulently gain control of an estate worth approximately $2.2 million.

Susan M. Pioch, 60, Margaret L. McKnight, 42, and Kurt L. Mallory, 53 are convicted on all counts following a weeklong jury trial.

All three were convicted on... More...
   $0 (11-21-2016 - OH)

STATE OF IOWA vs. TYRONE R. WASHINGTON, JR.

On August 19, 2013, Washington was charged by trial information with murder in the first degree in the death of Justina Smith. Washington entered a plea of not guilty and gave notice he would claim self-defense. The trial was initially set to begin on May 12, 2015. On May 5, 2015, Washington filed a motion to strike the jury panel, arguing there was “a material departure from the statutory... More...   $0 (10-27-2016 - IA)

State of Georgia v. Richard Luedee

Lawrenceville, GA - Defendant For Threatening To Mutilate His Wife

The State of Georgia charged Richard Luedee with kidnapping, terroristic threats, aggravated assault, family violence/battery and influencing a witness. The State charged by the Defendant struck his wife multiple times, took her to a hotel against her will, and threatened to mutilate her face or engage in murder suicide.<... More...
   $0 (10-22-2016 - GA)

BREANN DREW and ZANE DREW, by and through their Father, Natural Guardian, and Next Friend RUSS DREW v. STATE OF KANSAS

On an otherwise quiet Sunday afternoon in May 2007, Kansas Highway Patrol Master Trooper Michael Gruber observed a speeding car and began what ordinarily would be a routine traffic stop. But the driver, Charles Barker, sped away, which resulted in a high-speed chase on I-635 and K-32 (Kansas Avenue) in Wyandotte County. The chase ended when Barker drove into traffic coming from the other direction... More...   $1100000 (10-11-2016 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. GABRIEL L. WILLIAMS-SALMERON

Given the issue on appeal, we dispense with a detailed account of the underlying crimes and summarize those facts and the procedural history. Williams-Salmeron, then 19 years old, had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl multiple times while they were "dating" for several months. The girl became pregnant. After being charged with the felony sex offenses, Williams-Salmeron repeatedly violated a... More...   $0 (10-01-2016 - KS)

In Re: Roy S. Moore, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Alabama

Montgomery, AL - The Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission charged Roy S. Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, with violating judicial ethics by issuing an order in January 2016 stating that probate judges in Alabama had "a ministerial duty not to issue" marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Judge Moore was removed from office in 2003 over his refusal to obey judicial ruling ... More...
   $0 (10-01-2016 - )

Commonwealth v. Teixeira; Commonwealth v. Meade

These cases stem from two unrelated, nonfatal
shootings in the Roxbury section of Boston in June, 2015, and
July, 2015. Angelo Teixeira was arrested for the first
shooting, and Christopher Meade for the second. Meade and
Teixeira each were charged by complaint in the Boston Municipal
Court (BMC) with a number of felonies, including some that are
outside the final ju... More...
   $0 (09-18-2016 - MA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. SHANNON DEMARKUS YOUNG

Shannon Young appeals his convictions following his guilty pleas to
possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance—cocaine salt
hydrochloride—in violation of Iowa Code section 124.401(1)(c)(2)(b) (2015), and
forgery, in violation of Iowa Code sections 715A.2(2)(a)(3). He claims his
attorney improperly pressured him to plead guilty in order to avoid drug charges
... More...
   $0 (08-12-2016 - IA)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JEROLD MICHAEL DUNN

During a break in their on-again-off-again relationship, defendant Dunn and Tracy Shaw, who had obtained a protection order against Dunn, encountered one another at a bank in Parsons. Shaw visited the bank daily as part of her job as a courier. According to bank employees, Dunn had been wandering around outside the bank before Shaw's arrival, and he eventually entered the bank, inquired about open... More...   $0 (07-17-2016 - KS)

Michael Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, et al.

Los Angeles, CA - Michael Skidmore, a trustee for the songs of Randy Wolfe, a member of the band Spirit, sued Led Zeppelin, James Patrick Page, John Paul Jones, Robert Anthony Plant and others on copyright violation theories claiming that the defendants stole the opening riff of "Stairway to Heaven."

The defendants denied wrongdoing.

Some Court Docket Entries:

Date File... More...
   $0 (06-24-2016 - CA)

In the Matter of the Estate of Marion M. Kay Edward D. Sullivan, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Marion M. Kay v. Martha Brown and Mary Moses

This appeal arises out of Appellant's administration of the Estate of Marion Milam Kay who passed away on May 3, 2007. In her last will and testament, Kay appointed Appellant to serve as her personal representative (PR). As PR for the Estate, Appellant was charged with the responsibility of distributing Kay's assets, and in turn, Kay's will granted Appellant "reasonable compensation for the ser... More...   $0 (06-22-2016 - SC)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. EDWARD ARMIJO

The appellate process in New Mexico has evolved in tandem with our court
17 system, and an overview of the historical development of our courts provides helpful
18 background for understanding the issues in this case. The structure of New Mexico’s
19 judicial system can be traced back to prestatehood laws. See State v. Ball, 1986
2
1 NMSC-030, ¶¶ 17-21, 104 N.M. 176, 718 P.2d ... More...
   $0 (06-14-2016 - NM)

St. Union Baptist Church, Inc. v. James M. Howard, Sr.

The Clarke Circuit Court dismissed both the claims asserted by St. Union Baptist Church, Inc. ("the corporation"), against Reverend James M. Howard, Sr., and the counterclaims asserted by Howard against the corporation and its directors after concluding that their dispute was ecclesiastical in nature and outside the jurisdiction of the court. We affirm the trial court's dismissal of the corporatio... More...   $0 (05-13-2016 - AL)

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY V. CATON KAMIL JONES

Caton Jones and Salena Anderson were Detroit, Michigan, residents with
a get-rich-quick plan. The plan involved driving to Lexington, Kentucky, and
employing homeless men to sign up for two-year cell-phone service contracts
with no intent to make payments in order to obtain high-end international
smartphones at discounted rates. A particular Blackberry phone with
internati... More...
   $0 (05-06-2016 - KY)

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