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IIG Wireless, Inc. v. John Yi and Lauren Kim

The parties appeal and cross-appeal a judgment after a jury trial in this
business dispute. Plaintiff and cross-defendant IIG Wireless, Inc. (IIG) obtained a
judgment of $401,860 against defendant and cross-complainant John Yi. IIG also sued
Lauren Kim, Yi’s fiancée, who moved for and was granted a nonsuit during trial. Yi
obtained a judgment on his cross-complaint for $122,000, re... More...
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David Fischer v. Joannie Fischer

A 15-year marriage between appellant David Fischer and respondent Joannie
Fischer had its “ups and downs,” one down of which was David’s affair—an affair he
promised was “over.” David nevertheless petitioned for dissolution; Joannie resisted; and
the parties attempted reconciliation, in connection with which the trial court would later
conclude David gave “conflicting messages.” Me... More...
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Joyce Ledderer v. Gursey Schneider

Plaintiff Joyce Lederer employed accounting firm Gursey
Schneider LLP and its employee Spencer Inada (collectively,
Gursey) to manage her finances. As part of their agreement,
Gursey purchased insurance for Joyce1 and her family members.
Joyce requested that Gursey purchase uninsured/underinsured
insurance with a policy limit of $5 million. Gursey actually
purchased a polic... More...
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CASEY SHELDON WOODS a/k/a CASEY WOODS v. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

Doris Tenner and Pierre Tenner were married and lived at Fourteen Hampton Court
in Natchez, Mississippi. Doris’s and Pierre’s marriage became volatile over time and
eventually deteriorated. Some time after Doris and Pierre separated, Doris began dating
Woods in April 2015.
¶5. On May 4, 2015, Pierre called Doris, but she did not answer the phone. Later, Pierre
came home fr... More...
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Cheryl Currid v. Coit Cleaning & Restoration Services First District Court of Appeals of Texas - Houston, Texas

This is an appeal from a reformed decree of divorce and property division rendered after a bench trial. In his first, second, and third issues, appellant, Troy Lee Christensen, argues that the trial court abused its discretion by dividing the marital property between appellee, Christina Christensen, and himself because the division
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was not a fair and equitable apportionment of the commun... More...
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PERCY ALLAN AHRENDT v. DIANE MUREE CHAMBERLAIN

Percy Ahrendt and Diane Chamberlain were married in 1999. Diane and her son from a prior marriage moved into Percy’s residence. During their first eight years, Diane worked various part-time jobs and made about $7,885 a year in reported income. At that time, she was studying to obtain her securities licenses, and she paid approximately $250-$350 of the monthly marital expenses. Percy made abou... More...   $0 (04-12-2018 - SD)

STATE OF KANSAS v. DANA L. CHANDLER Case Video

Mike Sisco and Karen Harkness were found dead in Karen's Topeka home about 2 p.m. on July 7, 2002. Both were shot at least five times. They were in bed as the shooting began.

There was no evidence anything was missing. When the bodies were discovered, Karen was wearing jewelry, including a diamond bracelet, a Rolex watch, and a gold ring. Mike's wallet was in his shorts. It contained tw... More...
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STATE OF MONTANA v. JASON MATTHEW PARKHILL

This appeal arises from four separate criminal cases filed against Parkhill between
2013 and 2016. Parkhill was charged in 2013 with felony PFMA in violation of
§ 45-5-206(1)(a), MCA, for an assault against J.P., with whom he had an intimate
relationship. He pleaded guilty to the charge. The District Court sentenced him to two
years, with all but thirty days deferred.
... More...
   $0 (04-04-2018 - MT)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JAMES K. KAHLER

A recitation of some family history preceding the murders is necessary to put Kahler's crimes in context. In 2008, the Kahler family—husband, Kahler; wife, Karen; teenage daughters, Emily and Lauren; and 9-year-old son, Sean—was living in Weatherford, Texas. Kahler was the director of the public utilities department, and Karen was a personal trainer. Both adults had successful careers. Acquaintanc... More...   $0 (03-31-2018 - KS)

State of Louisiana in the Interest of N.B., I.B., and P.B. Louisiana Court of Appeal, Second Circuit

Hammond is the mother of three minor children, N.B., age 9 years;
I.B., age 6 years; and P.B., age 3 years.1 On July 3, 2015, deputies with the
Ouachita Sheriff’s Department arrived at the home of Russell Flowers
(“Flowers”) in response to a 911 call concerning a drowning. Upon their
arrival, deputies discovered the unresponsive body of Hammond’s five-year-
old daughter, ... More...
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Raul Rodriguez v. The State of Texas Raul Rodriguez, Texas man, gets 40 years in prison for fatally shooting neighbor after claiming 'stand your ground' defense

In the early morning of May 2, 2010, Harris County police responded to
reports of a weapons disturbance in a rural neighborhood. Upon arriving at the scene,
they discovered that Kelly Danaher had been shot. Two men were struggling to hold
down Rodriguez, who had fired the shots. Everyone other than Rodriguez had been
at a party inside. Danaher, the host of the party, died at th... More...
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United States of America v. Joel A. Sabean, M.D. District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

This case, which reads like an
anthology of pain, pathos, and personal degradation, paints a grim
picture of the human condition. It intertwines allegations of an
incestuous relationship with criminal charges of tax evasion,
unlawful distribution of controlled substances, and health-care
fraud. Following a contentious trial, the jury found defendantappellant
Joel A. Sabean ... More...
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Matthew C. McGlynn v. State of California

In this mandamus proceeding, six judges who were elected to the superior court in
mid-term elections in 2012, but who did not take office until January 7, 2013, maintain
they are entitled to benefits under the Judges’ Retirement System II (JRS II)1
as in effect
at the time they were elected, rather than at the time they assumed office. This is a matter
of considerable importanc... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JESSICA E. EASTMAN

In April 2015, Eastman moved into a friend's house in Lawrence and began using methamphetamine. That same week she met Kevin Grob. According to Eastman, when Grob learned that she used methamphetamine, he invited her "to get high." Eastman accepted the invitation and the pair used methamphetamine together. Subsequently, Eastman claimed Grob supplied her with methamphetamine "quite a few times" dur... More...   $0 (03-20-2018 - KS)

Michael Chaney v. Leann Netterstrom

After three years of dating and cohabitation, appellant
Leanne Netterstrom and respondent Michael Chaney applied for
a confidential marriage license and exchanged vows at a
solemnization ceremony. After the ceremony, the officiant gave
the signed license to the parties, who promised to file it with the
county. For personal and financial reasons, the parties did not
return t... More...
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Mary B. Valencia v. City of Springfield, Illinois Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Plaintiffs allege the City of Springfield
(“Springfield” or “the City”) unlawfully discriminated
against three disabled individuals when it ruled they could
no longer occupy a single-family residence located within 600
feet of an existing disabled group home. Finding that plaintiffs
possessed a reasonable likelihood of success on the merits,
the district court granted them ... More...
   $0 (03-01-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Bilal Ahmed Khaleeq Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Dallas, TX - Dallas Attorney Admits to Running Marriage Fraud Scheme

Bilal Ahmed Khaleeq, 47, a Dallas attorney, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. Horan yesterday and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud.

Khaleeq will remain on supervised release pending sentencing, which is set for June 4, 2018. Co-defendant Amna Cheema, 37, a Pakistani... More...
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Delane Hurley v. California Department of Parks and Recreation

Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 8.1110, this opinion is certified for
publication with the exception of parts I, III, and V through VII.

Plaintiff Delane Hurley appeals a judgment in her action against defendants
California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and Leda Seals (together
Defendants) that alleged, inter alia, causes of action for sexual orientation... More...
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State of Washington v. Oscar Raul Lopez Washington Supreme Court Building

The trial court found that Oscar Lopez's lawyer
was "fairly obvious[ly]" "severely handicapped" by depression during the pretrial
and trial phases of Lopez's case.' That finding was supported by the trial court's
own observations of defense counsel's performance—and sometimes failure to show
up—at trial. That finding was also supported by declarations and testimony
presented at... More...
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Mike Hernandez, Francesca Muller v. Restoration Hardware, Inc.

Under Code of Civil Procedure1 section 902, “[a]ny party aggrieved” may
appeal a judgment. “It is generally held, however, that only parties of record may
appeal; consequently one who is denied the right to intervene in an action
ordinarily may not appeal from a judgment subsequently entered in the case.
[Citations.] Instead, he may appeal from the order denying intervention.” (Cou... More...
   $0 (02-18-2018 - )

Fabio DeMargio Brown v. The State of Oklahoma Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

¶1 Appellant, Fabion Demargio Brown1, was charged conjointly with Brodric Lontae Glover and Emily Ann Matheson with two counts of first degree murder in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 701.7, and one count of conspiracy to commit murder in violation of 21 O.S.2011, § 421, in the District Court of Oklahoma County, Case No. CF-2012-938.2 The State filed a Bill of Particulars alleging two aggravating cir... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - OK)

Adaline Rose Werthwein v. Craig Edward Workman Harris County Courthouse - Houston, Texas

This is a dispute over the name change of a minor. The minor’s mother, Adaline Werthwein, contends that the trial court abused its discretion by granting the request of the father, Craig Workman, to change the last name of their two-year-old son (pseudonymously referred to as “Michael”) from Werthwein to
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Workman without legally or factually sufficient evidence that the name change was in... More...
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John M. Mahoney v. Connie A. Mahoney Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

¶1 Respondent/Appellant Connie A. Mahoney (Wife) appeals from the trial court's order denying her motion to vacate a consent decree of dissolution. Wife sought to vacate the decree because it was signed by Petitioner John Mahoney's (Husband) sister, acting as his attorney in fact under a durable power of attorney, under allegedly fraudulent means. Husband died between the date of the consent decre... More...   $0 (02-14-2018 - OK)

Carol Diane Cooper and John Scott Cooper v. Alyssa Jane D'Amore, f/k/a Alyssa J. Cooper District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

In 2003, Peter M. Cooper, Jr.
("decedent") established an Individual Retirement Account ("IRA")
with Mesirow Financial ("Mesirow IRA"), and designated his then
wife, Alyssa Jane D'Amore ("D'Amore"), as beneficiary. In 2006,
the couple divorced, but decedent never revoked the beneficiary
designation. In 2011, decedent transferred the majority of his
Mesirow IRA assets to a T... More...
   $0 (02-11-2018 - MA)

Janelle Perez v. City of Roseville, et al. Eastern District of California Federal Courthouse - Sacramento, California

We are confronted in this case with the ongoing and difficult constitutional question of how much control the government can force individuals to cede over their private lives in exchange for the privilege of serving the public by means of government employment. To be sure, private citizens often must sacrifice some individual freedom as a condition of their employment by the State, but “a citizen... More...   $0 (02-09-2018 - CA)

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