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Danny Barforough v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC and U.S. Bank National Association

Appellant Danny Barforough sued appellees Nationstar Mortgage, LLC and U.S. Bank National Association, alleging breach of a previous settlement agreement after appellees notified Barforough that his mortgage was being accelerated and posted the subject property for foreclosure. Barforough claimed that a previous
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settlement released him from all obligations related to the note encumbering... More...
   $0 (10-06-2017 - TX)

Jim Barrett v. Walker County School District Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Elbert P. Tuttle Federal Courthouse - Atlanta, Georgia

Control the clock and control the game. Winning coaches in many sports have employed this strategy.1 And Plaintiff-Appellee Jim Barrett asserts that the lesson wasn’t lost on Defendant-Appellant Walker County School District, either. To speak at a Walker County Board of Education meeting, the District requires a member of the public to first go through a process that can consist of several steps. ... More...   $0 (10-02-2017 - GA)

Stone Haynes, Jr. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association Jefferson County Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

This is an appeal by Appellant, Stone Haynes Jr. (Haynes or Appellant), from the trial court’s orders granting summary judgments to Appellees, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Chase), and Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association (HOA) (collectively Appellees). Haynes filed a pro se “Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Original Petition for Declaratory Judgment” (Original Petition) on June 7, 20... More...   $0 (09-23-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Damien Corbett Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

The defendant, Damien Corbett,
raises three issues in this appeal from his conviction of
conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute
oxycodone and oxymorphone. Corbett first argues that the
government's evidence was insufficient. Somewhat relatedly, he
contends that the district court committed plain error in its
response to a question from the jury. Fina... More...
   $0 (09-11-2017 - ME)

G. T. Leach Builders, L. L. C-Residential, G. T. Leach Construction, L. P. and Gary T. Leach v. Sapphire Condominiums Association, Inc.

Appellants G.T. Leach Builders, L.L.C.—Residential (G.T. Leach Builders), G.T.
Leach Construction, L.P., and Gary T. Leach (collectively, G.T. Leach), appeal an order
denying their motion to compel arbitration of appellee Sapphire Condominiums
Association, Inc.’s lawsuit. We affirm.
I. BACKGROUND
Sapphire V.P., L.P. (Sapphire V.P.) was a limited partnership in the business ofMore...
   $0 (08-25-2017 - TX)

John Nelson v. Carlos Pasol and Jovita De Pasol

Appellant John Nelson challenges the trial court’s judgment awarding title to and possession of certain South Padre Island real property to appellees Carlos Pasol and
Jovita De Pasol (collectively the Pasols). We affirm.
I. BACKGROUND
Nelson inherited the subject property from his parents along with an $80,000 mortgage balance. He refinanced the mortgage with Wells Fargo in 2001 and th... More...
   $0 (08-24-2017 - TX)

Bruce Boatner and Carole Boatner v. Craig Reitz

These appeals concern the interplay between short-term rentals or leases of property
and deed restrictions that included a provision that “[a]ll tracts shall be used for residence purposes
only, and not for business.” The parties own property in a subdivision subject to these deed restrictions,
and Craig Reitz sued Bruce and Carole Boatner, seeking damages for past violations of the de... More...
   $0 (08-22-2017 - )

Howard Construction Company, Inc. v. Texas Association of Women's Clubs

Appellant Howard Construction Company, Inc. sued appellee Texas Association
of Women’s Clubs for reformation of a deed, declaratory relief, establishment of an
easement by necessity, and an accounting. It also alleged claims of slander of title and
tortious interference with prospective business relations. TAWC filed a counterclaim
alleging breach of contract and requestin... More...
   $0 (08-15-2017 - TX)

M&M Joint Venture AND Ledford E. White and Ledford E. White, P.C. v. Gwendolyn Gene Layton and Troylynn Ann Layton

Appellees Gwendolyn Gene Layton (Gwen) and Troylynn Ann Layton, husband and wife, sued appellants Ledford E. White and Ledford E. White, P.C. (White P.C.) (collectively the White Appellants) and appellant M&M Joint Venture
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
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when they were not repaid funds they had provided, at White’s suggestion, to White’s friends. After a jury trial, the trial court render... More...
   $0 (08-10-2017 - TX)

Gayle S. Cummings v. Jennifer Dessel

Defendants Jennifer Dessel and her daughter, Emily Seal, were half-owners of an
investment property; plaintiff Gayle S. Cummings owned the other half. After disputes
arose, Cummings sued seeking partition of the property. Following a bench trial, and
over the objection of Dessel and Seal, the court ordered partition of the property by the
appraisal method—that is, each half-owner c... More...
   $0 (07-20-2017 - CA)

Wayne E. Freeman; Freeman Resources, Ltd.; FRM GP, LLC; Frank M. Bufkin, III; Buffco Production, Inc.; Twin Resources, LLC; and Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P. v. Harleton Oil & Gas, Inc.

“In 2008, oil and gas companies descended on east Texas . . . seeking to acquire leases to exploit the Haynesville Shale formation, which they viewed as having enormous potential.”1 During this frenzied period, Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P. (Chesapeake), entered into a letter agreement with Buffco Production, Inc. (Buffco), and Twin Resources, L.L.C. (Twin), to purchase three-year term assignments in... More...   $0 (07-07-2017 - TX)

Penobscot Nation v. JANET T. MILLS, Attorney General for the State of Maine The Penobscot Nation

This litigation began shortly after the Maine Warden
Service and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
requested a legal opinion from Maine's then-Attorney General
William Schneider "regarding the respective regulatory
jurisdictions of the . . . Nation and the State of Maine . . .
relating to hunting and fishing on the [M]ain [S]tem of the
Penobscot Ri... More...
   $0 (07-07-2017 - ME)

Penobscot Nation v. Janet T. Mills, et al.

The Penobscot Nation (the
"Nation") filed suit in federal court against the State of Maine
and various state officials (the "State Defendants"), claiming
rights as to a 60-mile stretch of the Penobscot River, commonly
known as the "Main Stem." The United States intervened in support
of the Nation. Private interests, towns, and other political
entities, whom we shall call th... More...
   $0 (07-05-2017 - ME)

Clarence Wright v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals, San Antonio, Texas

Other than the complainant, only three people were present when Gomez was shot:
appellant, appellant’s fiancé, Amy Garcia, and Gomez’s girlfriend, Natalie Lopez. Amy testified
she and appellant took a bus to Gomez’s apartment, and she knew Gomez only as “D” or “Diablo.”
Amy said she bought drugs from Gomez in the past, but she did not know why appellant wanted
to go to Gomez’... More...
   $0 (06-25-2017 - TX)

Sandra E. Parker v. Robert J. Glasgow, Jr.; and Glasgow, Taylor, Isham & Glasgow, P.C.

Is a former client barred as a matter of law from bringing a legal
malpractice claim against the attorney and law firm who assisted her in obtaining
a mediated property settlement and agreed judgment in a divorce based on the
attorney’s allegedly negligent pre-settlement advice? We hold that the answer is
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
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no in this appeal from a take-nothing su... More...
   $0 (06-23-2017 - TX)

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. v. Angela Leigh Militello, F/K/A Angela Leigh Simpson Starrett

Appellant Angela Leigh Militello sued appellant Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and gross negligence arising from its management of several trusts. After a bench trial, the trial court rendered judgment for Militello on all of her claims and made findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of the judgment. In this appeal, Wells Fargo challenges the l... More...   $0 (06-20-2017 - TX)

ConocoPhillips Company v. Leon Oscar Ramirez, Jr., Individually, and Jesus M. Dominguez, as Guardian for Minerva Clementina Ramirez, an incapacitated person, Individually

ConocoPhillips Company and Rodolfo C. Ramirez, Individually and as Independent Administrator of the Estate of Ileana Ramirez, and El Milagro Minerals, Ltd. appeal the trial court’s judgment declaring that appellees Leon Oscar Ramirez, Jr., individually, and Jesus M. Dominguez, as Guardian of the Estate of Minerva Clementina Ramirez, an Incapacitated Person, each own a 1/12 mineral interest in the ... More...   $0 (06-08-2017 - TX)

STATE OF OHIO vs. RICHARD MARCUS LENARD Court of Appeals Of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District

Lenard was charged with one count of grand theft, in violation of
R.C. 2913.02(A)(3), and one count of tampering with records, in violation of
R.C. 2913.42(A)(1). Count 1 alleged that Lenard stole property from Steven Mladenovic
(“Mladenovic”) valued at $7,500 or more, but less than $150,000. Count 2 alleged that
Lenard perpetrated a fraud on Shirley Kummerlen (“Kummerlen”) ... More...
   $0 (06-02-2017 - OH)

James N. Hardwick v. Albert P. Wilcox

I. INTRODUCTION
Between 1999 and 2010, Albert Wilcox made a series of loans to James Hardwick.
In 2013, Hardwick filed this action to recover usurious interest and prevent Wilcox from
foreclosing on property securing his loans. Wilcox countersued for breach of contract
and judicial foreclosure. The trial court entered judgment in favor of Hardwick, finding,
among other things, ... More...
   $0 (05-23-2017 - CA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DONNELL CREWS, ALSO KNOWN AS DONNELL C. CREWS, ALSO KNOWN AS DARNELL C. CREWS, Darnell Crews, Anthony James arrested in NW armored car heist

On September 21, 2011, three men approached Hugh Whitaker, an employee of a cash-intransit service, as he exited a CVS in Washington, D.C. One of the men drew a handgun and demanded the cash Whitaker had just picked up from the CVS. Whitaker drew his own handgun and they exchanged gunfire. Whitaker retreated into the CVS unharmed. The three other men, one of whom had been shot, fled the scene... More...   $0 (05-14-2017 - DC)

In the Matter of the Estate of Pierce

¶1 Appellants Colin Peirce, Caitlin Pierce, and Christian Pierce are the adult children of Christopher Hannah Pierce (Pierce), deceased. They appeal the district court's September 22, 2015 and October 21, 2015 orders denying their motions for partial summary judgment and granting Appellee Vanessa Pierce's motions for partial summary judgment.1 Appellants' motions challenged the validity of Pierce'... More...   $0 (05-11-2017 - OK)

Leslie Witherspoon Hinriches v. George Melton

How does a landowner whose parcel is landlocked
gain access to the property? In Linthicum v. Butterfield (2009)
175 Cal.App.4th 259 (Linthicum), we held that the trial court
may grant the landowner an equitable easement over a
neighboring property. In Linthicum, the party to whom an
equitable easement was granted had been using a road on
neighboring property for several dec... More...
   $0 (05-08-2017 - )

State of California v. James Ellis

San Bernardino, CA - Upland woman convicted of real estate fraud

On April 14, a San Bernardino County jury returned a verdict of guilty on 6 counts of real estate fraud against 58-year-old Barbara Rae Bratton of Upland. Bratton was taken into custody immediately following the guilty finding.

In May 2013, the Ontario Police Department investigated Bratton on suspicion of filing tw... More...
   $0 (04-25-2017 - CA)

Nautilus, Inc. v. Chao Chen Yang

INTRODUCTION
Nautilus, Inc. (Nautilus), obtained a judgment against Stanley Kuo Hua
Yang, and recorded an abstract of judgment against real property on which Stanley and
his brother, Peter Chun Hua Yang, held title.1
Stanley and Peter transferred title on the
property to their father, Chao Chen Yang, who obtained a reverse mortgage loan on the
property from Security One Le... More...
   $0 (04-22-2017 - )

State of Tennessee v. Jamie Paul Click

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This case relates to controlled drug purchases conducted by the Sevierville Police Department (“SPD”) in September 2012. Thereafter, the Defenda... More...
   $0 (03-31-2017 - TN)

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