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Insurance – Prejudgment Interest – Liability Limits Exceeded (access required)

Where the award of prejudgment interest on plaintiff’s automobile accident personal injury judgment, when added to the judgment , would exceed the liability limits of the carrier’s policy, the carrier is not liable for such prejudgment interest. The jury awarded ...

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Criminal – Death Penalty – Continuance – Psychologist's Assistance (access required)

The trial court did not err in refusing to grant defendant a second continuance after it appointed a psychologist to assist defendant in the penalty phase of his capital murder trial. The court appointed the psychologist on Aug. 3, 1993, ...

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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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