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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Man injured, girlfriend dies in Greene County collision – $650,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 19-year-old male traveling at approximately 45 mph on an unmarked road in Greene County in a subcompact automobile. Plaintiff’s girlfriend was the front-seat passenger. Defendant driver was traveling in the opposite direction in a pickup truck. He ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Custody Award (access required)

The fact that a mother was awarded sole legal custody of the parties’ children does not mean the father was relieved of his obligation to pay child support, the Court of Appeals holds. In order to terminate all of father’s ...

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Criminal – Carjacking – Prior Bad Acts – Domestic Disputes (access required)

At defendant’s trial for carjacking of his former girlfriend as she arrived for work, the trial court did not err in admitting evidence of a prior domestic dispute when the woman had called police to complain defendant assaulted her, according ...

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Surgery for colon cancer botched in 79-year-old patient – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

During a routine colonoscopy, doctors discovered the 79-year-old plaintiff had an atypical polyp of the sigmoid colon with the possibility of it being cancerous. The polyp was removed and sent for biopsy. Plaintiff underwent a low anterior resection with an ...

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Criminal – Trespass – Visit To Children (access required)

Although defendant argued he could not be convicted of trespassing at a public housing project because he had a good-faith belief that he was entitled to visit his children who were living there, the evidence supported the trial court finding ...

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Nurse admits exceeding scope of practice – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a long-haul truck driver. He started having shortness of breath and noticed swelling in his face and ankles. After dropping off his load, decedent went to the emergency room to get checked out. While being examined by ...

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