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Fardad Aduli v. Valerie Aduli

In this divorce appeal, Fardad Aduli argues that the trial court erred in denying his special appearance and abused its discretion in permitting his counsel to withdraw on the day of trial; denying his motions for a continuance and a new trial on the basis that he had been forced to leave the country; and adopting his wife’s proposed division of the marital estate without sufficient evidence. We... More...   $0 (05-17-2012 - TX)

Steven Palin v. JoAnne Palin

In this appeal, we are asked to decide whether a Family Court justice erred in finding that loans taken out by the defendant, JoAnne Palin, to pay for the college educations of her and the plaintiff’s, Steven Palin’s, children are not marital debt. JoAnne1 appeals from an amended decision pending entry of final judgment of divorce. She argues on appeal that the loans at issue should have been ... More...   $0 (05-11-2012 - RI)

Michael Weymouth v. Veronica Weymouth

The husband, Michael Weymouth, appeals a final judgment of dissolution and a final fee award. The wife, Veronica Weymouth, crossappeals the final judgment of dissolution. We affirm in part, reverse in part, and remand for further proceedings.

I. Factual Background

The parties were married in 1993. Shortly before their marriage, the parties executed an Antenuptial Agreement prepared b... More...
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Donald P. Prentiss, Jr. v. Adrienne L. Prentiss

Pro se appellant Donald P. Prentiss, Jr. appeals the trial court’s final divorce decree. In three issues, Donald contends that the trial court abused its discretion by awarding temporary spousal support to Appellee Adrienne L. Prentiss, by increasing the amount of temporary spousal support from $1,000 to $3,500, and by unequally dividing the parties’ community property without having sufficie... More...   $0 (03-16-2012 - TX)

William Barry Chisholm v. Susan Elaine Chisholm

Susan Elaine Chisholm (Wife) appeals the court of appeals' reversal of the family court's grant of attorney's fees. Wife argues that the court of appeals incorrectly held the family court erred by solely considering beneficial results in determining the award because the court of appeals had remanded that issue for this very reason. Moreover, Wife contends that the record contains sufficient evi... More...   $0 (02-01-2012 - SC)

Dell R. Cullum v. Dalene M. White and Diamond A. Ranch

Dell Cullum appeals the judgment awarding Dalene White actual and punitive damages on her libel claim and the permanent injunction entered as a pretrial sanction.


White is the owner of Diamond A Ranch in Leakey, Texas, which among other enterprises, operates an exotic game ranch. White and her family are well known in the community as long-time residents and ranchers. Whit... More...
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Sara Henry v. Red Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tustin

Plaintiff Sara Henry sued Red Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tustin (sometimes the church) for wrongful termination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Gov. Code,1 § 12900 et seq. (the FEHA)) and for wrongful termination in violation of public policy based upon her termination from the Red Hill Lutheran School (the school) for living with her boyfriend and raising their chi... More...   $0 (12-09-2011 - CA)

Clayton Coker v. Samantha Hell Coker

Clayton Coker appeals from a decree entered by the Garland County Circuit Court granting Samantha Hess Coker an absolute divorce. On appeal, Clayton argues that (1) there was insufficient evidence to support the circuit court’s award of a divorce to Samantha on the grounds of general indignities and (2) the circuit court erred in awarding Samantha attorney’s fees in the decree. We reverse and ... More...   $0 (12-07-2011 - AR)

Andre Harrison v. Michael Addington

¶ 1 Appellant-plaintiff, Andre Harrison, appeals the trial court’s grant of summary judgment on behalf of appellees-defendants, Michael Addington, James Olson, Roy DeVault, Sherri Martin, Jeff Chisholm, Steven Brockway, Mark Digney and Metroe Hornbuckle. ¶ 2 Counts II and IV of the third amended complaint allege that Olson and DeVault defamed appellant by repeating the false statements that ap... More...   $0 (10-25-2011 - IL)

Johanna L. Gonsewski v. Craig W. Gonsewski

Johanna Gonsewski (“Wife”) and Craig Gonsewski (“Husband”) were married in Alabama on May 9, 1987, when they were both twenty-one years old. Their marriage lasted twenty-one years. The parties have two daughters, both of whom are now adults. At the time of the marriage, Wife had recently graduated from Athens State College and was employed at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. Husband was attend... More...   $0 (09-16-2011 - TN)

Ruel Newberry v. Brisa Newberry

Appellant appeals a final divorce judgment, arguing that the evidence at trial was legally insufficient to support a finding of cruelty, legally and factually insufficient to support a finding of adultery, and that the division of the community estate was disproportionate to him.

Mr. Ruel Newberry and Ms. Brisa Newberry were married on September 1, 2002. Before marriage, they en... More...
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Toby Bowen v. Shelley Bowen

In six issues, including numerous subissues, Appellant Toby Bowen appeals the final decree of divorce that dissolved his marriage to Appellee Shelley Bowen. We will affirm.

II. Factual and Procedural Background

Toby and Shelley married in December 1995. They have three children; the first child was born in 1997, the second child was born in 2001, and the youngest child w... More...
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Gloria Pittman v. Jetter Pittman

In this divorce action, Jetter Pittman (Husband) appeals the award of alimony to Gloria Pittman (Wife), the identification and equitable division of the marital property, and the award of attorney's fees. We affirm in part and reverse in part.


The parties met in 1991 and married April 29, 2000. This was the second marriage for each. No children were b... More...
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Gloria Pittman v. Jetter Pittman and Pittman Professional Land Surveying, Inc.

In this divorce action, Jetter Pittman (Husband) appeals the award of alimony to Gloria Pittman (Wife), the identification and equitable division of the marital property, and the award of attorney's fees. We affirm in part and reverse in part.


The parties met in 1991 and married April 29, 2000. This was the second marriage for each. No children were b... More...
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Juan Ayala v. Blanca Edit Ayala

In this restricted appeal, appellant, Juan Ayala (Juan), appeals from a default divorce decree dissolving his marriage to appellee, Blanca Edit Ayala (Blanca). In nine issues, Juan contends that (1) he is entitled to review by restricted appeal and that the evidence is insufficient to support: (2) the imposition of retroactive child support; (3) the assessment of child support; (4) the imposition... More...   $0 (07-21-2011 - TX)

Antonio Lule v. Marta I. Lule

Antonio Lule, the husband below, appeals the trial court’s final judgment of dissolution of marriage. The final judgment did not contain the requisite statutory findings for either the distribution of marital assets and liabilities or for the trial court’s award of alimony. Because of these errors and omissions this matter must be necessarily reversed and remanded.

The husband and wife ... More...
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Margaret M. Reiss v. Paul W. Reiss

In this domestic action, Paul W. Reiss (Husband) appeals the family court's final decree of divorce alleging error in the family court's (1) valuation of marital property, (2) equitable apportionment, (3) award of alimony to Margaret M. Reiss (Wife), (4) calculation of his support arrearage, and (5) award of attorney's fees in favor of Wife. We affirm.


Husband and Wife were m... More...
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David Hall v. Doxanne Hall

Appellant David Hall appeals the trial court’s final decree of divorce. On appeal, David presents four issues. We affirm.


David and Doxanne Hall were married on December 25, 1985. David filed for divorce on February 13, 2006, and Doxanne filed a counterpetition for divorce on April 21, 2006. Eventually, David nonsuited his petition for divorce, but Doxanne... More...
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American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation, Inc. v. James DeWeese

Defendant James Deweese appeals from a judgment entered on October 6, 2009 by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The district court granted Plaintiff American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation, Inc.’s summary judgment motion for declaratory and injunctive relief, holding that the poster Defendant hung in his Richland County, Ohio courtroom violated the Est... More...   $0 (02-02-2011 - OH)

Mitchell Dwayne Gentry v. Jerica Renae Gentry

Plaintiff, (“father”), brought this action on January 2, 2009, against defendant (“mother”) alleging that she had been guilty of inappropriate marital conduct. The Complaint alleged that the parties had two children, d.o.b. 10/01/03, and d.o.b. 2/01/07, and the father sought designation as the primary residential parent, along with child support, alimony, and equitable distribution of the ... More...   $0 (12-28-2010 - TN)

Jose Fernandez Galan Palau v. Flor de Maria Navarro Sanchez

This is an appeal from a final divorce decree dissolving the marriage of Appellant Jose Fernandez Galan Palau (“Galan”) and Appellee Flor de Maria Navarro Sanchez (“Navarro”). Galan raises several issues challenging pre-trial rulings and the final divorce decree. Because we find no error in the trial court’s determinations, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.

BACKGROUND Gala... More...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Prospect Airport Services, Inc.

This is a sexual harassment case in which a male employee was the victim of a female co-worker.

I. Facts.

The district court granted summary judgment against the plaintiff, so we recite the facts in accord with the cognizable evidence presented by the plaintiff, to determine whether, if a jury accepted his account, he could recover.1 We review summary judgment de novo.2

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Stephen P. Norman v. Scott C. Borison, et al.

Appellant, Stephen Norman (“Norman”), filed suit in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County alleging that he was defamed by statements made by appellees1 in connection with a lawsuit currently pending before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Appellees filed motions to dismiss, and after conducting a hearing, the circuit court dismissed all counts of the lawsuit. No... More...   $0 (05-07-2010 - MD)

Cynthia Shackelford v. Anne Lundquist

Cynthia Shackelford, age 60, sued Anne Lundquist on alienation of affections, criminal conversation or adultery theories claiming that Defendant had an affair with her husband in 2005 before she and her husband separated. ... More...   $9000000000 (03-19-2010 - NC)

Jill Parisien v. Ronald Parisien

[¶1] Ronald Parisien appeals from a divorce judgment, arguing the district court erroneously awarded Jill Parisien permanent spousal support. We affirm.


[¶2] Ronald and Jill Parisien were married in 1975. They have four living adult children. Jill Parisien sued for divorce in September 2008 on the grounds of adultery, extreme cruelty, willful neglect, conviction of felony, and ir... More...
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