Cases from the First and Fourteenth Court of Appeals

Keys v. Litton Loan Servicing LP (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Nov. 24, 2009)(Sullivan)
(
property foreclosure dispute, attorney's fees remanded)
In this longstanding property-foreclosure dispute, Patrick William Keys, pro se, appeals the final
judgment in favor of Litton Loan Servicing, L.P., the loan servicer for an adjustable rate note on real
property owned by Keys.  We affirm the trial court in all respects with the limited exception of its granting
of Litton’s “Motion for Summary Judgment as to Attorneys’ Fees.”  Accordingly, we reverse and remand
for further proceedings limited to the award of those attorneys’ fees.
AFFIRMED IN PART; REVERSED & REMANDED IN PART: Opinion by
Justice Sullivan      
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Brock Yates and Sullivan
14-07-00809-CV   Patrick William Keys v. Litton Loan Servicing L.P, Et Al    
Appeal from 129th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:  
Samuel Grant Dorfman

Rodarte v. Investeco Group, LLC (Tex.App. - Houston [14th Dist.] Sep. 29, 2009)(Brown)
(
property-foreclosure case, standing issue)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Brown   
Before Justices Frost, Brown and Boyce  
14-08-00093-CV Victor Rodarte v. Investeco Group, LLC.; Morad Mekhail, Individually and as Trustee of
Certain Real Property and Vincent Rodriguez  
Appeal from 157th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge: Randy Wilson  
Concurring Opinion by Justice Frost  in Victor Rodarte v. Investeco Group, LLC.; Morad Mekhail,
Individually and as Trustee of Certain Real Property and Vincent Rodriguez  

No appellate review in expedited foreclosure proceeding under Rule 736
Argo v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jul. 16, 2009)(per curiam
dismissal)  (
no interlocutory appeal of expedited foreclosure order, home equity loans)
DISMISSED: Per Curiam    
Before Justices Seymore, Brown and Sullivan  
14-09-00309-CV John Robert Argo v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., U.S. Bank National Association, As
Trustees, Et Al.  
Appeal from 55th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: Dion Ramos

Royal I.S.D. v. Ragsdale, Jr. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Nov. 25, 2008)(Hedges)
(
tax suit, excess proceeds form foreclosure sale, limitations)
DISMISSED: Opinion by Chief
Justice Hedges  
(Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Brown and Boyce)
14-07-00181-CV  Royal Independent School District v. John W. Ragsdale, Jr., as Trustee for the
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Estate of Mortgage Funding Network, Inc.
Appeal from 9th District Court of Waller County

Gellien v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Oct. 23, 2008)(Radack)
(
foreclosure, eviction, forcible entry and detainer, FE&D, order of possession appeal)
DISMISS APPEAL: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Nuchia and Higley
01-07-00075-CV Joseph and Adrienne Gallien v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Gary Michael Block

Pirate's Lake Ltd. v. Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc., No. 14-08-00085-CV (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.]
Aug. 12, 2008)(
appointment of receiver challenged, but foreclosure of property at issue moots case)
DISMISSED AS
MOOT: Opinion by Chief Justice Hedges  
Before Price, Chief Justice Hedges, Justice Boyce
14-08-00085-CV        Pirate's Lake, Ltd. v. Vestin Realty Mortgage I, Inc., Vestin Realty Mortgage II, Inc.,
Vestin Fund III, L.L.C., and Vestin Mortgage, Inc.
Appeal from 56th District Court of Galveston County
Trial Court Judge: Lonnie Cox
Sale of the Property Renders This Appeal Moot. The record is clear that the Property was sold by
foreclosure sale after Pirate's Lake perfected its appeal.  The receiver was appointed only to take
possession of, manage, and sell the Property.  When the Property was later sold by foreclosure sale
conducted under terms of the Deed, Pirate's Lake's appeal of the trial court's appointment of the
receiver became moot.

Adebo v. Litton Loan Servicing, LP (Tex.App. - Houston [1st Dist.] May 29, 2008)(Radack) (no wrongful
foreclosure)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Chief Justice Radack  
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Keyes and Higley)
01-07-00708-CV Adekunle Adebo v. Litton Loan Servicing, L.P.
Appeal from 189th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court
Judge: Hon. William R. Burke, Jr.  

RDI Mechanical v. WPVA LP (Tex. App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Apr. 3, 2008)(Alcala)
(foreclosure, M&M lien, trial by consent)
AFFIRM TC JUDGMENT: Opinion by Justice Alcala
Before Justices Taft, Keyes and Alcala
01-06-00962-CV RDI Mechanical v. WPVA LP, et al
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 1 of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Jack Cagle

Summers v. Ameriquest Mortgage Co. (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Jan. 15, 2008)(Fowler)(sj)
(
real estate law, home owner law, foreclosure, home equity loan)
AFFIRMED: Opinion by Justice Fowler
Before Justices Brock Yates, Fowler and Guzman
14-06-00734-CV Kelly Lee Summers v. Ameriquest Mortgage Company
Appeal from 151st District Court of Harris County (
Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Baker)

Atu v. Slaugher (Tex.App.- Houston [14th Dist.] Sep. 13, 2007)(Frost)(homeowner law, home owners
association, foreclosure sale, excess proceeds, interpleader)
AFFIRMED IN PART/REVER.& REND.& REVER. & REM.: Opinion by Justice Frost, Opinion by Justice
Fowler, Opinion by Justice Anderson
Before Justices Anderson, Fowler and Frost
14-06-00771-CV Biodun Atu v. Kristi A. Slaugher, Trusteee, Et Al
Appeal from County Civil Court at Law No 2 of Harris County (
Judge Gary Michael Block)

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