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American K-9 Detection Services, LLC v. Freeman (Opinion)  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 15-0932

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the district court correctly dismissed the claim that because of negligent training and handling by private military contractors, a dog that protects soldiers and others by sniffing out enemy improvi...

Bradshaw v. Bradshaw (Plurality)  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0328

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this divorce case was whether the trial court properly divided the parties’ community home eighty percent to Wife and twenty percent to Husband where Husband had been convicted for the continuous sexual abuse...

State ex rel. Best v. Harper (Opinion)  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0647

Justia Opinion Summary: In this removal proceeding brought under chapter 87 of the Texas Local Government Code (the removal statute), the Texas Local Government Code (TCPA) applied, and the state failed to establish a prima facie case for the r...

In re Marriage of I.C. (Opinion)  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-0770

Justia Opinion Summary: In this divorce case, the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the court of appeals affirming the finding of the trial court that Wife’s attempt to rescind a premarital agreement triggered a clause in the agreement und...

U.S. Shale Energy II, LLC v. Laborde Properties, L.P. (Opinion)  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0111

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the court of appeals holding that the royalty interest reserved to the grantor in a 1951 deed was fixed - or set at a specific percentage of production - rather than floating -...

Dalton v. Dalton (Opinion)  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-0155

Justia Opinion Summary: Trial court orders enforcing an agreed spousal-support obligation, specifically, a wage-withholding order and an order assigning retirement benefits to enforce unpaid spousal support, were void. An Oklahoma court entere...

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