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CROSS BAR LAND COMPANY, LLC v. JAMES M. BOW; BARBARA JEAN MULLINIX and BARRY WAYNE MULLINIX, Trustees of the MULLINIX FAMILY TRUST Dated JUNE 18, 2014; and VIRGINIA BATES REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, by and through MARGARET NICKEL, Trustee, et al.

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In 1995, Virginia Bates entered into a contract to sell a portion of her land to Leon V. Mason. Bates and her husband executed a... More...
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Pam Miletello v. R M R Mechanical, Inc.





This case is a dispute between decedent Gerald Miletello’s ex-wife Sandra and widow Pam about who is entitled to the funds in Gerald’s 401(k) retirement account. The dispute hinges on the existence and timing of a “qualified domestic relations o... More...
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GEORGE ROBERT WHITE V. COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY





Morgan Crane was an undercover informant for the police. Crane asked
Sarah Lyons if she could get him an ounce of methamphetamine. Lyons
contacted Erica Fentress about getting the ounce, and the drug deal was set
u... More...
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James Alvin Jarvis v. Todd Henry Jarvis

Appellant Jarvis Properties is a limited partnership that owns a two-acre parcel of
land. Its two general partners—appellant Todd Henry Jarvis and respondent James Alvin
Jarvis (brothers)—each own a 50 percent interest in the partnership, which is less than the
majority consent required to act on behalf of the partnership (Corp. Code, § 15904.06,
subd. (a)). The general partners ca... More...
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Richard Muller v. John Weeder




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In 2013, Muller obtained real property in Boyd County, Nebraska, which property shares a fence line with prope... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. MARGO LANE STEVENS





Around 1 a.m. on August 25, 2016, Saline County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Smith pulled over a car in Saline County, Kansas. A woman named Rachel Cox was driving the car. Stevens was in the front passenger seat of the car while anothe... More...
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Patrick Trolan et al., as Trustees v. Nellie Trolan

This appeal arises out of a dispute between six siblings over the interpretation of
the Trolan Family Trust (the trust), created by their parents in 1974. Upon the death of
their mother in 2015, the siblings became cotrustees of the trust, with the power to act by
majority vote. Five of the siblings, Appellants in this matter, agreed to maintain the
assets in trust, hoping they wou... More...
   $0 (02-02-2019 - CA)

Kari Jensen v. Trine Jensen




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Kari Jensen appeals the trial court’s order quashing service
of a summons and cross-complaint on her sister, Trine Jensen.
Trine, a resident o... More...
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Tynisa Williams v. City of Cleveland




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In 2009, Tynisa Williams brought suit against the City of
Cleveland (“the City”), on behalf o... More...
   $0 (11-06-2018 - OH)

ANDERSON-TULLY COMPANY V. PATRICIA SCALES VADEN AND JAMES MICHAEL MONCRIEF







Anderson-Tully Company (ATCO) appeals from two orders of the Desha County
Circuit Court entered on June 23 and July 13, 2017.1 The orders from which ATCO
appeals resulted from appellees Patricia Vaden and Michael Monc... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. BERNIE RUIZ





Once again we have occasion to interpret G. L.
c. 279, § 25 (a) (§ 25 [a]), which requires that a "habitual
criminal" -- a defendant who has been convicted of a felony and
has two prior convictions resulting in State or... More...
   $0 (10-15-2018 - MA)

Ridge Natural Resources, LLC, Calvin Smajstrla, Christopher Hawa and Wilson Hawa v. Double Eagle Royalty, LP Ridge Natural Resources LLC Mineral Rights

Although an in-depth examination of oil-and-gas principles is not necessary to resolve the merits of this appeal, we pause briefly to define the various rights at issue in a mineral estate so as to ground our subsequent discussion and provide context as to what rights the McDaniels purportedly believed they were conveying, and what rights may have actually been conveyed in the agreement the Mc... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

International Business Machines Corporation v. Groupon, Inc. District of Delaware Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington, DE - Jury Awards IBM $82.5 Million in Damages Against Groupon

International Business Machines Corporation sued Groupon, Inc. on patent infringement theories relating to:


U.S. Patent No. 5796967, titled Method for Presenting Applications in an Interactive Service. Issued in August 1998, it covers a method for presenting interactive applications on a computer n... More...
   $85500000 (08-02-2018 - DE)

Deborah Mclear-Gary v. Emrys Scott Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Deborah McLear-Gary appeals from a judgment declaring her prescriptive and
implied easement extinguished by adverse possession. She contends the trial court erred
in finding that defendants Emrys Scott, Freyja Scott and Sophia Scott (the Scotts)
established an essential element of adverse possession—the “timely” payment of taxes
during the five-year statutory period. (See Code Civ.... More...
   $0 (07-12-2018 - CA)

Flippo Leone and Anna Leone v. BMI Refractory Services, Inc. Eastern District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Detroit, Michigan

This appeal concerns the duty of care a contractor owes to a third party under Michigan tort law. When a piece of scrap metal seriously injured Filippo Leone
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No. 17-1632 Leone, et al. v. BMI Refractory Servs., Inc. Page 2
while he was on the job, he sued the contractor that his employer had hired to clear the debris.
Sitting in diversity, the district court granted summary judgme... More...
   $0 (06-26-2018 - MI)

CHARLES W. GETTYS, JR. AND TAMMY ABIDE Vs. WILLIAM G. GETTYS, FLOELLEN SANCHEZ-RICKARD, VICTORIA FOGHT VIRGA AND MICHAEL VIRGA Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal

On December 15, 2004, the trial court signed a judgment of possession in
the Succession of Florence Schmit Gettys Sanchez, which awarded Plaintiffs
Appellees, Charles W. Gettys, Jr. (“Charles”) and Tammy Abide (“Tammy”)
(collectively “Plaintiffs-Appellees”) and Defendants-Appellants, William G.
Gettys (“William”), Floellen Sanchez-Rickard (“Floellen”), Victoria Foght Virga,
... More...
   $0 (05-18-2018 - LA)

Nancy Buccina; Scot A. Buccin v. Linda Ann Grimsby Northern District of Ohio Courthouse - Toledo, Ohio

Linda Ann Grimsby invited her friend Nancy Buccina to take a
boat trip on Lake Erie. Toward the end of the voyage, the boat hit a wave, jarring the passengers
and injuring Nancy. Nancy and her husband Scot sued. A jury found that Grimsby was not
negligent. But the district court granted Nancy and Scot’s motion for a new trial on the ground
that the evidence did not support the verd... More...
   $0 (05-06-2018 - OH)

John Lane v. Joan Bell

To prevail in a malicious prosecution action under California law, a malicious
prosecution plaintiff (the defendant in the underlying action) must show that (1) the
plaintiff in the underlying action pursued a claim with subjective malice, (2) the claim
was brought without objective probable cause, and (3) the underlying action was
terminated on the merits in favor of the defendant... More...
   $0 (02-04-2018 - CA)

Stara Orien v. Mista L. Lutz

Defendants Mista L. Lutz and Russell A. Howells appeal
from an order granting attorney fees to plaintiff Stara Orien,
respondent here, after the trial court entered an interlocutory
judgment of partition in her favor. The trial court found that an
attorney fee provision in an earlier settlement agreement among
the parties applied to the partition action, and thus awarded allMore...
   $0 (11-04-2017 - CA)

Charles D. Wallace v. Hattie Leslie Wallace

Charles D. Wallace and Hattie Leslie Wallace1 were divorced on January 8, 2006. The agreed divorce decree awarded both Charles and Hattie fifty percent ownership, as tenants in common, of a house and lot located at 706 Carpenter Drive, Garland, Texas (the Property), and provided a procedure for the sale of the Property. After Charles’s death on April 8, 2016, Hattie filed this suit to enforce the ... More...   $0 (10-09-2017 - TX)

In The Matter of Max Hopper, Decedent Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Jury Awards Plaintiff Billions In Punitive Damages

The Family and Estate of Max Hopper sued JP Morgan Chase & Co. on fraud, breach of fiduciary and breach of contract duties theories claiming that JP Morgan for mishandling the of the former American Airlines executive.

Hopper died intestate with a $19 million estate and was hired to administer it for the family.
... More...
   $0 (09-27-2017 - TX)

Jack Edwin Waring v. Felicia Phillips Waring Jasper County Courthouse - Jasper, Texas

Jack Edwin Waring seeks to reverse several of the trial court’s rulings that
addressed the division and characterization of property in his divorce. We conclude
the evidence admitted during the trial supports the trial court’s findings, and we
affirm the terms in the final decree.
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Factual and Procedural Background
Jack Edwin Waring and Felicia Phillips married in 2012 but... More...
   $0 (09-23-2017 - TX)

Francis Michael Lynch v. Donna Falcon Lynch

Michael Lynch1 appeals from a final default divorce decree, dissolving his marriage to Donna Falcon Lynch. In 16 issues, Michael challenges the provisions in the divorce decree that divide the marital estate, award Donna appellate
1 Because the record indicates that Francis Michael Lynch prefers to use his middle name, Michael, we refer to him as Michael.
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attorney’s fees, require Mic... More...
   $0 (09-15-2017 - 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)

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)

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