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Heriberto Ponce v. Wells Fargo Bank

The trial court found that Ponce and Aranda’s complaint was presented primarily for an
improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the
cost of litigation. (§ 128.7, subd. (b)(1).)
On appeal, Ponce and Aranda argue that the claims asserted in their complaint
were not frivolous and therefore, could not have been asserted for an improper purpos... More...
   $0 (03-17-2018 - CA)

California DUI Lawyers Association v. California Department of Motor Vehicles

The California DUI Lawyers Association and attorney
Stephen R. Mandell (collectively, CDLA) brought a taxpayer
action against the California Department of Motor Vehicles and
Jean Shiomoto, director of the Department (collectively, DMV).
CDLA alleged that the DMV conducts administrative hearings to
determine whether automatic suspension of a driver’s license is
warranted aft... More...
   $0 (03-03-2018 - CA)

Area 51 Productions, Inc. v. City of Alameda

Area 51 Productions, Inc. (Area 51), an event planning company, had a longstanding
relationship with the City of Alameda (the City) to license the use of certain
City property to Area 51 for events Area 51 helped plan and promote with third-party
companies. The City relied on PM Realty Group, L.P. (PM) to assist it with managing
these license arrangements. Due to various problems a... More...
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San Francisco Apartment Association v. City and County of San Francisco

To reduce the number of no-fault evictions of families with children and educators
during the school year, the City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco
Board of Supervisors (collectively, the City) barred such evictions. The trial court
concluded state law preempted this ordinance and the City appeals. We agree with the
City that the ordinance is not preempted, and re... More...
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Hong Sang Market, Inc. v. Vivien Peng

These appeals arise out of a commercial tenancy dispute. In one appeal, defendant
and cross-complainant Vivien Peng challenges a judgment awarding damages for backdue
rent to her former landlord, plaintiff and cross-defendant Hong Sang Market, Inc.
(Hong Sang). Peng argues that a judgment in a prior unlawful detainer action against her,
in which Hong Sang was awarded one month’s ba... More...
   $0 (02-14-2018 - CA)

San Francisco Apartment Association v. City and County of San Francisco

We must determine whether a San Francisco city
ordinance limiting the rights of landlords to commence and
conduct buyout negotiations is consistent with the federal
and state constitutions. We do not, as we must not, evaluate
the policy merits of the ordinance. Appellants—an
individual property owner and several organizations that
represent landlords’ interests in San Franc... More...
   $0 (02-09-2018 - CA)

Marina Pacifica Homeowners Association v. Southern California Financial Corporation

Both plaintiff and defendant appeal from a postjudgment
order concluding neither of them was the prevailing party in
litigation over an assignment fee, and consequently neither of
them was entitled to attorney fees under Civil Code section 1717
(section 1717) or to costs under Code of Civil Procedure
section 1032 (section 1032). We affirm the trial court’s order.
... More...
   $0 (02-06-2018 - CA)

Tony R. Jimenez and Cynthia L. Jimenez v. David McGeary Tarrant County Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

In four issues, Tony and Cynthia Jimenez appeal from the trial court’s
judgment awarding possession of real property to Appellee David McGeary. We
In August 2010, Metlife Home Loans foreclosed on the Jimenezes’ home
and then sold the property to Federal National Mortgage Association. Jimenez v.
Fed. Nat’l Mortg. Ass’n, No. 02-15-00229-CV, 2016 WL 36... More...
   $0 (01-25-2018 - TX)

Kathleen D. McBride, as Trustee, etc. v. Byron C. Smith

Kathleen McBride (McBride) sued Byron and Kalmia Smith (the Smiths) for
violating McBride’s rights with respect to a recorded easement over the Smiths’ property.
After sustaining demurrers to several versions of McBride’s complaint, the last without
leave to amend, the trial court entered judgment in favor of the Smiths. On appeal, we
conclude that McBride stated causes of action f... More...
   $0 (01-04-2018 - CA)


Johnson was charged on December 30, 2014, with criminal threat by causing terror, evacuation, or disruption. In a separate complaint, he was also charged with criminal damage to property on the same day. At the time the charges were filed, Johnson was incarcerated in Pennsylvania and had a detainer from Kansas.

After Johnson was returned from Pennsylvania, a speedy trial determination h... More...
   $0 (12-15-2017 - KS)


Michael Jefferson pled guilty to a charge of sexual abuse in the third degree.
The charge was based on a sexual assault of a fourteen-year-old female when he
was twenty-one years old. There was some procedural confusion prior to
sentencing that is not relevant to this proceeding, but eventually, on November 13,
2008, Jefferson was sentenced to ten years in prison and the spec... More...
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John Jules vs. The State of Florida

The relevant factual allegations, with one notable exception,1 are not in
Jules was a citizen of Haiti living in Miami, Florida. In 1993, Jules obtained
legal permanent resident status.
In September 1994, Jules was arrested and was subsequently charged with
seven crimes: three counts of attempted first-degree murder; one count of armed
burglary; one count ... More...
   $0 (12-02-2017 - FL)

The State of Texas v. Nathan A. Marks Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center - Fort Worth, Texas

The police arrested Marks on October 18, 2014, for driving while
intoxicated, enhanced by a previous DWI conviction, a class A misdemeanor.
See Tex. Penal Code Ann. § 49.09(a) (West Supp. 2016). Marks was released
on a surety bond the same day.
More than six months passed before the State filed, on May 4, 2015, an
information formally charging Marks for... More...
   $0 (11-25-2017 - TX)

Laurie B. Grady v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, and U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Specialty Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-BC5 Tarrant County Courthouse - Fort Worth, Texas

After Appellant Laurie B. Grady defaulted on her home-equity loan, the
noteholder, Appellee U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Specialty
Underwriting and Residential Finance Trust Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2006-BC5, successfully sued for an order allowing it to
foreclose on its lien. Grady then sued U.S. Bank and the current loan servicer,
Appe... More...
   $0 (11-23-2017 - TX)


White pled guilty in 2004 to attempted possession of marijuana with the intent to sell—a drug felony, and aiding a felon—a nonperson felony. The Wyandotte County District Court sentenced White to a suspended 32-month prison sentence and placed him on 36 months' probation.

Because White was later arrested on federal charges for the sale of cocaine, in May 2006, the State moved t... More...
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Bernardo Mendia v. John M. Garcia, Ching Chang and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - San Francisco, California

Bernardo Mendia, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was detained in county jail when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agents John Garcia and Ching Chang lodged an immigration detainer placing a federal hold to pick him up when state authorities were ready to release him. Mendia sued Garcia, Chang, and the Department of Homeland Security under Bivens1 and the Federal Torts Claims Act (“FTCA”), ... More...   $0 (11-03-2017 - CA)

Tammy Fernandez v. Raj Singh

Tammy Fernandes successfully sued vexatious litigant Raj Singh and his wife
Kiran Rawat individually and as trustees of the Sita Ram--or “Sitaram”--Trust (Trust), for
wrongful eviction and related claims. She obtained an award of compensatory and
punitive damages, as well as costs and attorney fees. All defendants filed a joint notice of
appeal through counsel. While Rawat a... More...
   $0 (11-03-2017 - CA)

Audrey Dick v. Colorado Housing Enterprises Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals - New Orleans, Louisiana

This interlocutory appeal is from an order denying a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop a foreclosure sale.1 We DISMISS the appeal as MOOT.
In 2014, Plaintiff Audrey Dick (“Plaintiff”) and her husband borrowed $100,000 from Colorado Housing Enterprises, L.L.C. and Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation (“Defendants”). The loan was... More...
   $0 (10-05-2017 - TX)

Carol Paselk v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC

Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC (Bayview), purchased the property located at 330 County Road 1169, Brashear, Texas 75420 (the Property)1 at a public foreclosure sale. After acquiring a substitute trustee’s deed, Bayview sent a notice to Carol Paselk and all other occupants of the Property requesting that they vacate the premises. Because Paselk failed to timely vacate the premises, Bayview filed a sui... More...   $0 (08-10-2017 - TX)

Alfonso Ayala v. Randy Dawson

After living for more than a dozen years in a residential unit he claimed he owned,
Alfonso Ayala was evicted by the property owner, Randy Dawson, in an unlawful
detainer action. Ayala defended by attempting to quash service of summons on the
ground he was not a tenant, but instead held equitable title under an oral installment sale
contract for the purchase of property. Dawson cou... More...
   $0 (08-05-2017 - CA)

Ramon Ponce-Torres v. The State of Texas Third Court of Appeals, Austin, Texas Aggravated sexual assault of a child

Ponce-Torres was indicted on six counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, six
counts of indecency with a child by contact, and four counts of indecency with a child by exposure.
At trial, the victim testified that when she was five and six years old she stayed with neighbors
Ponce-Torres and his wife while her mother worked at night. The victim testified that Ponce-Torres
... More...
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Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, ets., v. Alan Pyle

In OC Interior Services, LLC v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC (2017) 7 Cal.App.5th
1318 (review den. May 10, 2017) (OC Interior) another panel of this court concluded that
a void judgment does not pass title free of the lien purportedly cancelled by the void
judgment; rather, "a void judgment in the chain of title has the effect of nullifying a
subsequent transfer, including a tr... More...
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This Petition for Writ of Prohibition is a sequel to a series of pleadings filed by Clifton Cornelius invoking his right to a speedy trial and seeking discharge from the criminal charges pending against him.1 Although Cornelius, like other criminal
1 A writ of prohibition is an appropriate remedy to address alleged speedy trial violations. See She... More...
   $0 (07-06-2017 - FL)

Cheryl Johnson a/k/a Cheryl Angrum v. Citimortgage, Inc.

Cheryl Johnson a/k/a Cheryl Angrum (Johnson) appeals the trial court’s judgment awarding possession of a property to CitiMortgage, Inc., which foreclosed a lien on the property. In two issues, Johnson contends CitiMortgage did not have standing to obtain a judgment of possession and that the trial court abused its discretion because there was a factual issue of title and it did not have jurisdicti... More...   $0 (07-05-2017 - TX)

State of Ohio v. Jerry D. Williams

Appellant was indicted on two counts of rape with firearm specifications, one count of gross sexual imposition with a firearm specification, one count of kidnapping with a firearm specification, and one count of having a weapon under disability. The indictment alleged that on May 19, 2015, appellant compelled the victim, J.H., by force to submit to vaginal intercourse, digital vaginal penetration... More...   $0 (07-03-2017 - OH)

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