• Santos-Garcia v. State of Texas

    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
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    Date Filed: 2017-11-30
    Court: Court of Appeals, Eighth District of Texas
    Judge: Justice Rodriguez
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    Case Number: 08-13-00324-CR

    Appellant Cesar Santos-Garcia was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a bar fight which left an individual paralyzed from a gunshot wound. Santos-Garcia appealed his conviction, arguing the court erred in three specific factors

  • Minsa v. SFTCC

    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Food and Beverage|Manufacturing
    Date Filed: 2017-11-28
    Court: Court of Appeals, Seventh District of Texas at Amarillo
    Judge: Justice Pirtle
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    Case Number: 07-16-00001-CV

    Appellant Minsa Corporation, a corn flour supplier, sued its former customer SFTC in a dispute over SFTCs failure to render $110,238 in outstanding payments related to the delivery and resulting replacement of allegedly shoddy corn flour product.

  • City of San Antonio v. Hotels.Com

    Practice Area: Internet Law|Tax
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging|State and Local Government
    Date Filed: 2017-11-29
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Barksdale
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    Case Number: 16-50479

    173 Texas municipalities alleged that service fees charged by online travel companies for facilitating a hotel reservation is included in the cost of occupancy and was thus subject to the municipalities hotel occupancy tax ordinances.

  • Estate of Gus W. Riefler

    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
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    Date Filed: 2017-11-28
    Court: Court of Appeals, Amarillo Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Parker
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    Case Number: 07-16-00375-CV

    Decedent left a will which bequeathed his entire estate to his wife of fifty-plus years; however, decedents wife predeceased him.

  • In the Interest of M.M.W.

    Practice Area: Civil Procedure|Family Law
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    Date Filed: 2017-12-01
    Court: Court of Appeals, Texarkana Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Burgess
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    Case Number: 06-17-00076-CV

    The Department of Family and Protective Services filed a petition to terminate appellant-mothers parental rights to her children on the grounds that she had endangered their physical or emotional well-being, failure to comply with service plan, and continued use of a controlled substance.

  • In Re Carolina Mayorga

    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Date Filed: 2017-11-30
    Court: Court of Appeals, El Paso Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Rodriguez
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    Case Number: 08-17-00158-CV

    Relator was found guilty of contempt for her failure to turn over her minor child to non-party in accordance with the district courts temporary orders. Relator set forth affirmative defenses alleging she should not be held in contempt because the child had made an outcry of sexual abuse and she had been instructed by law enforcement officers to not turn over the child. The trial court found relator guilty of two counts of contempt and ordered her to serve fifteen days in jail for each count, consecutively.

  • Thomas v. State of Texas

    Practice Area: Constitutional Law|Criminal Appeals
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    Date Filed: 2017-11-30
    Court: Court of Appeals, Eighth District of Texas
    Judge: Justice Rodriguez
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    Case Number: 08-17-00090-CR

    Jimmy Thomas appeals the assessment of $1,031 in reparations and $133 in consolidated court costs against him, and asserts that his sentence is grossly disproportionate to his offense in violation of the Eighth Amendment.

  • In the Interest of P.H.

    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Date Filed: 2017-11-28
    Court: Court of Appeals, 1st Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice McClure
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    Case Number: 08-17-00135-CV

    In this civil commitment proceeding, appellee petitioned to have appellant declared a sexually violent predator under the Sexually Violent Predators Act (SVP Act), Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. §§841.001-.151.

  • Garcia v. Berryhill

    Practice Area: Administrative Law
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    Date Filed: 2017-11-30
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Smith
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    Case Number: 17-40362

    A Social Security Administrative Law Judge denied Garcias disability application. A federal magistrate judge recommended that the ALJs determination be affirmed.

  • USA v. Farrar

    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Date Filed: 2017-11-29
    Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    Judge: Circuit Judge Barksdale
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    Case Number: 16-11161

    In 2007, after pleading guilty to six counts of child pornography, Farrar was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment.

  • Goggins v. State of Texas

    Practice Area: Criminal Law
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    Date Filed: 2017-11-30
    Court: Court of Appeals, 14th Court of Appeals
    Judge: Justice Jamison
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    Case Number: 14-16-00559-CR

    In two issues, appellant challenged the legal sufficiency of the evidence in support of his conviction for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and the trial courts denial of his request for a jury instruction of the lesser included offense of aggravated assault.