Imprisonment of an Indigent Defendant for Failure to Pay a Fine Constitutes an Invidious Discrimination, on the Basis of Wealth, Violating the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.
William F. McQuillen
Child Benefits Acquired under Adoption by Estoppel - Children Not Legally Adopted According to Statute Are Nevertheless Adopted by Adoptive Parents under the Doctrine of Adoption by Estoppel and Entitled to Child Benefits under the Social Security Act.
A Surviving Joint Owner's Interest in Bank Account Is Not Taxable under Tex. Tax.
Anthony N. DeLuccia Jr.
When the Promisor Assumes Primary Responsibility and His Leading Object Is to Serve Some Interest or Purpose of His Own, Notwithstanding the Effect Is to Pay or Discharge the Debt of Another, the Oral Promise Is Not within the Statute of Frauds.
Alan Jay Rich
The Absolute Defense of Interspousal Immunity in Actions for Tort is Abrogated Prospectively, as to All Causes of Action Arising after This Date, and is Abrogated as to the Instant Cases.
Keith E. Kaise
Ice Cream Truck Vendor Has Duty of Due Care to Protect His Minor Business Invitees; Whether He Breaches This Duty and, if So, Whether Such Breach Is the Proximate Cause of a Patron's Injury Is a Fact Question, Precluding Summary Judgment.
Charles J. O'Connor
On Its Own Motion, the Commission Can Reopen Proceedings for Reconsideration of a Previously Denied Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on the Existing Record.
G. William Fowler
Aerial Photography Is an Improper Means of Acquiring a Trade Secret When Countervailing Defenses Are Not Reasonably Available to the Owner of the Trade Secret and Trade Secrets May Be Properly Discovered Only by Reverse Engineering, Independent Research or if the Owner Voluntarily Reveals the Secret.
Ronald R. Winfrey