Here are some of the cases in which I have been personally
(The following are placeholders for now; the description and portions of the
files will follow.)
- Bionic Buffalo v. Integrated Systems — Based on a claim
for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets
filed by Bionic Buffalo against Integrated Systems. A tale of corrupt
arbitrators, incompetent attorneys, a lazy judge, and an entrenched
- Gallegos v. Marking — Based on an application for a
temporary protective order (TPO), with no justification specified
except for fear that something bad might happen.
- Marking v. Austin Roping Club — Based on a complaint
of breach of contract, violation of law, and tort.
(⇒ Case documents)
Notes to those without some law experience:
- When a case is initiated, the plaintiff's
name is listed first, and the defendant's name is listed
second. For example, in the trial court, the name Gallegos
v. Marking indicates that Gallegos was the plaintiff. On
appeal, however, the name might be rearranged, depending on
who brought the appeal. Thus, when Marking appeals the trial
court's decision in Gallegos v. Marking, the case
becomes Marking v. Gallegos in the appellate court. If
there is more than one level of appeal, then
the caption might be reversed again.)
- Both “v” and “vs” are used as
abbreviations for versus, which separates the names
of the parties from the names of the parties on the other
side. Versus is Latin for “towards”;
this might seem counterintuitive, but think of two fighters
facing off: they turn towards each other.
- When there are multiple plaintiffs or multiple defendants,
the name of the case is often abbreviated to the name of
the first plaintiff and the name of the first defendant.
Thus, Gallegos and Gallegos v. Marking and Fleming
becomes, simply, Gallegos v. Marking.
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