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Dering Pierson Group, L.L.P. v. Daniel Thomas Kantos District of Minnesota Federal Courthouse - Minneapolis, Minnesota

In the bankruptcy case of Daniel Thomas Kantos (“Debtor”), Dering Pierson Group, LLC (“DPG”) filed suit seeking a determination that its claim against Debtor is nondischargeable. The Bankruptcy Court1 held that DPG had not sustained its burden of proving that Debtor had willfully or maliciously caused an injury to DPG under § 523(a)(6). It also concluded that collateral estoppel did not apply beca... More...   $0 (01-18-2018 - MN)

Western-Southern Life Assurance Company v. George W. Kaleh Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case involves a lender who sued a guarantor for the breach of three personal guarantees. George Kaleh signed the guarantee agreements in conjunction with a real-estate-development project, and Western-Southern Life Assurance Company financed the project. After the borrowers defaulted on the underlying loans, Western foreclosed on the property and sued Kaleh.
The district court conducted a... More...
   $0 (01-15-2018 - TX)

Thomas J. Litterer and Mary L. Litterer vs. Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC

This case requires us to determine the legal relationship between the recording
deadline for a lis pendens in Minn. Stat. § 582.043, subd. 7(b), and the excusable neglect
provision in Minn. R. Civ. P. 6.02.
Enacted by the Legislature in 2013, Minn. Stat. § 582.043 (2016) requires mortgage
servicers to notify mortgagors of loss mitigation options before referring the mortgage f... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - MN)

Lyda Swinerton Builders, Inc. v. Oklahoma Surety Company Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This case involves several issues of Texas law relating to an insurer’s duty to defend and the damages that an insured may recover when an insurer breaches that duty. The district court, after disposing of much of the case through a series of partial summary judgment rulings and conducting a bench trial on one remaining claim, issued a final judgment that largely (though not entirely) favored the ... More...   $0 (12-25-2017 - TX)

United States of America v. Jamie Matsuba and Thomas Matsuba Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - TWO LOS ANGELES-AREA MANAGERS OF FORECLOSURE RESCUE COMPANIES CONVICTED FOR ROLES IN MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME

A federal jury found two Los Angeles-area managers of foreclosure rescue companies guilty on December 14, 2017 for their roles in a foreclosure rescue scheme.

Jamie Matsuba, 33, and her father, Thomas Matsuba, 67, both of Chatsworth, were convicted after a ... More...
   $0 (12-16-2017 - CA)

Roger Liverman and Aaron Liverman v. Denton County, Texas, Denton County Criminal District Attorney, Paul Johnson, Lara Tomlin, Rick Daniel, and Lindsey Sheguit

This case arises from an unfortunate family dispute among Appellants
Roger Liverman and Aaron Liverman, on the one side, and Katheryn Payne Hall
(Roger’s daughter and Aaron’s sister) on the other. The dispute is rooted in a
1See Tex. R. App. P. 47.4.
2
disagreement over mechanic’s liens filed by Appellants against Hall’s home in
2008. See Liverman v. State, 470 S.W.3d 831, ... More...
   $0 (12-14-2017 - TX)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MOHSIN RAZA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FARUKH IQBAL, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MOHAMMAD ALI HAIDER UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. HUMAIRA IQBAL United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

On April 23, 2015, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, returned a seven
count indictment against the defendants — who were former employees of SunTrust’s
Annandale branch.2 The indictment’s first count charged them with conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, in contravention of 18 U.S.C. § 1349.3
Counts 2 through 7 made substantive allegations ... More...
   $0 (12-03-2017 - )

Joseph Abuzaid v. Anani, LLC, Big D Concrete, Inc., Muamar Anani and Hanadi Anani Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

This appeal involves appellant Joseph Abuzaid’s alleged fraudulent filing of UCC
Financing Statements. Appellees Anani, LLC and Big D Concrete, Inc. challenged the financing
statements as fraudulent liens and sought partial summary judgment. Appellees Muamar and
Hanadi Anani subsequently intervened and filed a separate summary judgment motion
challenging the fraudulent liens Abuzai... More...
   $0 (11-23-2017 - TX)

Joseph and Nadia Abuzaid v. Modjarrad and Associates Dallas County Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Modjarrad & Associates, P.C., d/b/a Modjarrad Abusaad Said Law Firm (the Law Firm), was retained to represent Joseph Abuzaid in Cause No. DC-12-09866, Joseph Abuzaid v. Muamar Anani, in the 95th Judicial District Court (the litigation). Abuzaid was represented by other counsel prior to the Law Firm’s involvement. Approximately ten months after it began representing Abuzaid, the Law Firm withdrew a... More...   $0 (11-15-2017 - TX)

Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Courthouse - Denver, Colorado

These matters are before the court on the respondent’s Petition for Panel
Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc. We also have responses from the petitioner and the
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, in addition to amici curiae briefs from the
United States and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. We also have several motions pending
seeking to file additional amici curiae briefs.
2More...
   $0 (11-10-2017 - OK)

Theodore Hayes v. Philip E. Harvey Third Circuit Court of Appeals - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In this appeal, we must decide whether the enhanced voucher provision of the United States Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. § 1437f(t), requires property owners to continuously renew enhanced-voucher tenancies. Theodore Hayes and Aqeela Fogle (the Hayes family) are a low-income family whose rent is subsidized by enhanced voucher assistance. Their eligibility to receive enhanced vouchers is contingen... More...   $0 (11-03-2017 - PA)

United States of America v. John W. Beakley Northern District of Texas Seal - Lubbock, Texas

Dallas, TX - Jury Finds CPA Not Guilty In Failure to Pay Payroll Taxes

The United States of America charged John W. Beakley with failure to pay over payroll tax and abetting in violation of 26 U.S.C. 7202 and 18 U.S.C. 2.

"Gray Reed Tax Partner Tom Rhodus recently teamed up with prominent Dallas criminal defense lawyer Chris Lewis to obtain an acquittal on all charges of an indic... More...
   $0 (09-29-2017 - TX)

Karen Eagen v. Howard Eagen Rogers County Courthouse - Claremore, Oklahoma

Claremore, OK - Karen Eagen v. Howard Eagen

Issue # 1. Issue: AUTO NEGLIGENCE (AUTONEG)
Filed By: Eagen, Karen
Filed Date: 06/05/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
Plaintiff: Eagen, Karen Disposed: JUDGEMENT FOR PLAINTIFF, 09/27/2017. Judge
Docket
Date Code Description Count Party Amount
06-05-2017 TEXT

CIVIL RELIEF MORE THAN $10,00... More...
   $21381 (09-27-2017 - OK)

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)

City of Jenks v. Thomas William, et al.

Tulsa, OK - City of Jenks v. Thomas William, Rena Lou Hollard Trust, Dennis Semler, Board of County Commissioners of Tulsa County


Issue # 1. Issue: CONDEMNATION (CONDEMN)
Filed By: CITY OF JENKS
Filed Date: 05/12/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF TULSA COUNTY Disposed: JUDGEMENT ENTERED, 09/19/2017. Judge
De... More...
   $390000 (09-18-2017 - OK)

David Hovannisian v. First American Title Insurance Company

David and Linda Hovannisian purchased property from Wells Fargo Bank (Wells
Fargo) at a foreclosure sale. Several months later they discovered there was a first
priority deed of trust on the property that had not been extinguished by the foreclosure.
The Hovannisians sued Wells Fargo for intentional and negligent misrepresentation based
2.
on a statement in Wells Fargo‟s... More...
   $0 (09-17-2017 - CA)

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.
2
attorney’s fees, require Mic... More...
   $0 (09-15-2017 - TX)

Sunshire Heifers, L.L.C. v. Citizens First Bank

On August 14, 2014, a panel of this court
held that Citizens First Bank (“Citizens First” or “CFB”) failed to demonstrate that the “Dairy
Cow Leases” it had with farmer Lee Purdy (“Debtor”) were actually security agreements in
disguise. Sunshine Heifers, LLC v. Citizens First Bank (In re Purdy), 763 F.3d 513, 521 (6th Cir.
2014). The case was subsequently remanded to the United Sta... More...
   $0 (08-31-2017 - KY)

Charles Sheffer v. Carolina Forge Company, LLC and Garrett Law Center, PLLC v. The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C.

¶1 This appeal involves two law firms disputing the trial court's division of a $234,462.34 contingent attorney fee fund. The court awarded $5,000.00 to attorney Rick Yohn, then awarded Appellant Garrett Law Center, PLLC (GLC) 25% of the fund and 75% to Appellee The Hershewe Law Firm, P.C. (HLF). We find the division was not against the clear weight of the evidence or contrary to law. Accordingly,... More...   $0 (08-22-2017 - OK)

Patrick Dwayne Murphy v. Terry Royal, Warden, Oklahoma State Penitentirary United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Denver, Colorado

Patrick Dwayne Murphy asserts he was tried in the wrong court. He
challenges the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma state court in which he was convicted of
murder and sentenced to death. He contends he should have been tried in federal
court because he is an Indian and the offense occurred in Indian country. We agree
and remand to the district court to issue a writ of habeas corpus vaca... More...
   $0 (08-14-2017 - OK)

Levco Construction, Inc. v. Cleveland Construction, Inc., Whole Foods Market Rocky Mountain/Southwest, L.P.

Levco Construction, Inc. (“Levco”) sued Cleveland Construction, Inc. (“CCI”) and Whole Foods Market Rocky Mountain/Southwest L.P. (“Whole Foods”) for claims arising out of its role as a subcontractor on a construction project to build a Whole Foods store in Houston, Texas (“the Project”). CCI and Whole Foods also asserted claims against each other and Levco. Following a bench trial, the trial cour... More...   $0 (08-10-2017 - TX)

PGA West Residential Association, Inc. v. Hulven International, Inc.

In its lawsuit against Hulven International, Inc. (Hulven) and various other
defendants, PGA West Residential Association, Inc. (PGA West) alleged defendant
Dempsey Mork1 tried to fraudulently insulate the equity in his condominium from
creditors by naming Hulven, a sham corporation entirely owned and controlled by Mork,
as the beneficiary of a deed of trust and note, and by later ... More...
   $0 (08-10-2017 - CA)

Russell City Energy Company, LLC v. City of Hayward

The “Payments Clause” of an agreement between Russell City Energy Company,
LLC (Russell) and the City of Hayward (City) prohibited the City from imposing any
taxes on the “development, construction, ownership and operation” of Russell‟s power
plant except taxes tethered to ownership of real property. The question in this case is
whether Russell‟s interpretation of the P... More...
   $0 (08-08-2017 - CA)

Lauriel Mahone v. Raeanna Johnson Tulsa County Courthouse - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK - Lauriel Mahone v. Raeanna Johnson

Issue # 1. Issue: AUTO NEGLIGENCE (AUTONEG)
Filed By: MAHONE, LAURIEL
Filed Date: 11/09/2015
Party Name Disposition Information
Defendant: JOHNSON, RAEANNA Disposed: DISMISSED - SETTLED, 05/02/2017. Dismissed- Settled
Defendant: BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OKLAHOMA Disposed: OTHER, 07/27/2017. Judge
Defendant: HUS... More...
   $0 (07-27-2017 - OK)

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)

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