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Jurisdiction – J&DR – Forgery Of Brother's Name (access required)

Where defendant was charged with forging his brother’s name on a traffic summons, his circuit court indictment should have been dismissed because the underlying warrant was heard by the general district court when it should have been heard by the ...

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Criminal – Rape – Abduction – Use Of Firearm – Sufficiency (access required)

Where the victim testified that she was threatened with a firearm by defendant, then abducted and raped by him at a mutual friend’s house and her girlfriend who was present at the house corroborated the victim’s testimony, the evidence was ...

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Workers' Comp – Causation – Prior Ailments (access required)

Where the testimony of claimant and his supervisor, as well as the medical records, demonstrate that claimant was suffering from a variety of physical ailments, such as congestive heart failure, kidney stones, anemia and hematuria, prior to his fall at ...

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Domestic Relations (310273) (access required)

Lump Sum Spousal Support Where the chancellor awarded wife $2,000 in monthly spousal support, as well as $75,000 in lump sum support, the court disagrees with wife that these awards are insufficient to maintain her in the style to which ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – One-Year Award – Waste (access required)

Where the trial court awarded wife spousal support for one year and stated that wife should be able to obtain employment within that time period, the court’s limited support award must be vacated. After a court has determined that a ...

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Criminal – Sentencing Standard – Mitigating Evidence (access required)

Where the trial court in sentencing said that its role was to determine whether the jury’s recommended sentence was so excessive that it would “shock the conscience” of the court, and the trial court did not consider mitigating evidence in ...

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Domestic Relations – Paternity – Court Memo Of Proceedings (access required)

Although the juvenile and domestic relations court record included a synopsis of court notes stating that an endorsed order would follow, including, in effect, an acknowledgement of paternity and an amount of monthly child support to be paid by appellant, ...

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