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Sterling/Suggs Limited Partnership, Neal E. Suggs, and Nadine R. Suggs v. Canyon Lake Island Property Owners Association

Austin, Texas – Real Estate lawyer represented Plaintiffs on an easement dispute claim.



In 2012, CLIPOA sued the Suggses regarding an easement dispute, and the long procedural history of this case is well-known to the parties. See Canyon Lake Island Prop. Owners Ass’n v. Sterling/Suggs Ltd. P’ship, No. 03-14-002... More...
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Reginald Ferlandus Jackson v. The State of Texas

Austin, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant charged with first-degree murder.



Appellant was indicted for “intentionally and knowingly caus[ing] the death of an individual, namely, Deandre Patrick Thomas, by shooting the said Deandre Patrick Thomas with 1 Because the parties are familiar with the... More...
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Reginald Ferlandus Jackson v. The State of Texas

Austin, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with a first-degree murder charge.



Appellant was indicted for “intentionally and knowingly caus[ing] the death of an
individual, namely, Deandre Patrick Thomas, by shooting the said Deandre Patrick Thomas with
1 Because the parties are familiar... More...
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Robert John Markwell, Jr. v. The State of Texas

Austin, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with a burglary of a habitation charge.



During trial, the jury heard evidence that Joann Lancaster had a Jeep Patriot for
sale and that Markwell went to her residence to see the Jeep July 26, 2018. Lancaster allowed
Markwell to put the key in the... More...
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Jimmie Luecke Children Partnership, Ltd., a Texas Limited Partnership v. Everhard Droemer, Dorchen Hoeinghaus, Bernard Droemer, Theodore Droemer, and Roberta Boriack

Austin, Texas – Real Estate lawyer represented Appellant with challenging the declaration that the offer was “bona fide” to purchase property.



The relevant facts are undisputed. From 2008 through 2018, the Droemers leased 544 acres (the Property) to JLCP but the parties did not renew the lease after 2018. In tha... More...
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Jose Rodriguez-Navarette v. The State of Texas Child Sexual Predator

Austin, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with continuous sexual abuse of a child and indecency with a child by sexual contact charges.



Article 38.072 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the outcry statute, governs the admissibility of certain hearsay evidence in trials for specified crimes ag... More...
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Juan Ramon Atilano, Annette Pricilla Diaz, Erika Nicole Romero as Next Friend of Marissa Danielle Atilano and Julian Andrew Atilano, and as Represenative of the Estate of Juan Daniel Atilano, Deceased v. Tom Green County, Texas

Austin, Texas – Civil rights lawyer represented plaintiff claiming his constitutional rights were violated.



“Whether a court has subject matter jurisdiction is a question of law.” Texas
Dep’t of Parks & Wildlife v. Miranda, 133 S.W.3d 217, 226 (Tex. 2004). A plea to the
jurisdiction seeks to establis... More...
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United States of America v. David Tillman Deloach

Grand Rapids, Michigan criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with using a stolen identity to illegally purchase 28 handguns.

A Special Agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Chicago Field Division began investigating David Tillman Deloach, age 39, from Kalamazoo, Michigan, after he was stopped by Indiana State Police for traffic violations ... More...
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United States of America v. Travis Crosby

Atlanta, Georgia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with fraudulently obtaining a $300,000 forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Travis Crosby, 32, of Wellford, conspired to submit a PPP loan application on behalf of Crosby’s company, Fai... More...
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Regina Long v. The State of Texas

Austin, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant charged with a failing to provide necessary food, water, care, or shelter” for dogs on her property charge.



The State alleged that appellant failed “unreasonably to provide necessary food, water, care, or shelter” for dogs on her property in Killeen ... More...
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David Polston; Inland Environmental and Remediation, Inc.; Inland Recycling, L.L.C.; and Boundary Ventures, Inc. v. The State of Texas, Lower Colorado River Authority, and Colorado County, Texas

Austin, Texas – Environmental Litigation lawyer represented Appellants with appealing from an injunction to operate a waste-processing facility.




Polston is the president of Inland Environmental and Remediation, Inland
Recycling, and Boundary Ventures. Appellants own and/or operate a waste-processing facility
tha... More...
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Lon Smith & Associates, Inc., and A-1 Systems, Inc. d/b/a Lon Smith Roofing and Construction v. Joe Key and Stacci Key

Fort Worth, Texas – Business Law lawyer represented Appellant appealing denial a Motion to Compel Arbitration.



This is part two of this court’s saga with this litigation. Part one (Smith 1), can be read at Lon Smith & Assocs., Inc. v. Key, 527 S.W.3d 604 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2017, pet. denied). The facts giving r... More...
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Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth v. Stephen Featherly

Fort Worth, Texas Personal Injury lawyer represented Defendant challenging hospital’s lien.



In this case, a hospital filed a statutory lien against an emergency room patient’s
personal injury cause of action, and the patient brought this declaratory judgment action
to challenge the validity of the hospital’s lien... More...
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Dynocom Industries, Inc. v. Type A Motorsports of Texas, LLC

Fort Worth, Texas – Breach of Contract lawyer represented Appellant with challenging a breach of contract claim.




After Appellant Dynocom Industries, Inc.’s agreement to manufacture and sell
a dynamometer to Appellee Type A Motorsports of Texas, LLC fell through, the
parties asserted competing breach o... More...
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United States of America v. Shaneca J. Moseley

Newport News, Virginia criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with misuse of a Social Security number, loan fraud, and identity theft.

According to court documents, Shaneca Moseley, 39, engaged in an identity takeover of C.J., a New Jersey resident. Between 2018 and 2020, Moseley impersonated C.J. by possessing and using a forged driver’s license containing C.J.’s personal... More...
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Jose Pignano and Cora Pignano v. Robert L. Cash, M.D.

Fort Worth, Texas – Medical Malpractice lawyer represented Appellant with a health care liability claim.



In three issues, Appellants Jose Pignano and his wife, Cora Pignano, challenge
a summary judgment granted in favor of Appellee Robert L. Cash, M.D. on their
health care liability claim. Dr. Cash’s motion for summ... More...
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William Owen Barber v. Irena Mary Barber

Fort Worth, Texas – Divorce lawyer represented Appellant with a division of property incident to a divorce.



Husband and Wife married in 2010. Because they married later in life, each
spouse brought a substantial amount of separate property into the marriage. At the
time of the marriage, Husband owned a home in Plano,... More...
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Elbert Franklin v. The State of Texas Child Sexual Predator

Fort Worth, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with a indecency with a child by contact charge.




The indictment alleged that Franklin had committed the offense of continuous
sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony punishable by imprisonment in the
penitentiary for life or for any... More...
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Keith D. Aikens v. Charlene K. Dueling

Fort Worth, Texas – Civil Litgation lawyer represented Appellant with a negligence, gross negligence, and premises liability charges.



In a single issue, Appellant Keith D. Aikens challenges the trial court’s order
granting Appellee Charlene K. Dueling’s traditional and no-evidence motion for
summary judgment and o... More...
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Carrie Leija v. De Koro Homes LLC

Fort Worth, Texas – Real Estate lawyer represented Appellant with a forcible detainer judgment.



In January 2022, the trial court signed a forcible detainer judgment evicting
Appellant Carrie Leija from a property owned by Appellee De Koro Homes, LLC.
See Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 24.002. Leija timely filed a notice of a... More...
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Tonya Gayle Harkins v. Wal-Mart Stores Texas, LLC, d/b/a Wal-Mart Stores Texas 2007, LLC, Wal-Mart Super Center, and Wal-Mart

Fort Worth, Texas – Personal Injury lawyer represented Appellant with trip and fall at a Wal-Mart store.



Harkins alleged that on December 6, 2018, she tripped and fell on a floor mat
at the exit of a Wal-Mart store. Harkins filed this personal injury case against WalMart on July 30, 2019, asserting negligent activity and... More...
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Sunil Kumar Mehta and Mehta Investments, Ltd. v. Mohammed Ahmed

Houston, Texas – Fraud lawyer represented Appellants with suing for for breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and fraud.



In his fourth amended petition, Ahmed alleged that in June 2017, the West
Oaks Mall, a 60-acre property in a prime west Houston location, was listed for sale.
Mehta, a Houston-area businessma... More...
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Rolando L. Olivia Rodriguez v. The State of Texas

Houston, Texas – Criminal Defense lawyer represented defendant with appealing assault and continuing family violence charges.



In March 2018, appellant pleaded guilty to assault – continuing family
violence and was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision. In
December 2019, the State moved to adjudicat... More...
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Anthony J. Villa v. Gregg C. Gebetsberger

Houston, Texas – Divorce lawyer represented appellant with alleging the existence of an informal marriage to appellee.



In October 2020, Villa initiated divorce proceedings, alleging that he and
Gebetsberger had been informally married since May 2011. Villa requested that the
trial court divide the parties’ communit... More...
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United States of America v. Dr. Kenneth Mitchell

Detroit, Michigan criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with defrauding Medicare by billing for services under another doctor’s name after Medicare revoked his privileges to participate in the program.

The defendant, Dr. Kenneth Mitchell, 60, of Oakland County, Michigan, was also charged for falsification of records designed to prevent detection of this fraud and aggravated ... More...
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