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Trial court erred by refusing to give self-defense instruction (access required)

A jury convicted Thomas Lienau of involuntary manslaughter. The court reversed, holding it was error to not give the jury a self-defense instruction when such an instruction was requested by Lienau and supported by the facts. Background Lienau owned a ...

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Defendant led plaintiff to believe no expert needed (access required)

The court held that while an expert should have been required to admit certain physical therapy records about plaintiff’s injuries, the defendant’s response to the plaintiff’s requests for admission reasonably led her to believe no expert was required. Background This ...

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Challenge claiming too much weight on medical opinion fails (access required)

An employer’s argument that the worker’s comp commission gave too much weight to a medical opinion, and ignored contrary evidence in the record concerning an employee’s injury, was not a valid basis to challenge its decision. Background On Oct. 17, ...

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Court rejects employer’s challenge to workers’ comp commission decision (access required)

An employer’s argument that the worker’s comp commission gave too much weight to a medical opinion, and ignored contrary evidence in the record concerning an employee’s injury, was not a valid basis to challenge its decision. Background On Oct. 17, ...

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Homeowner’s suit against lender barred by statute of limitations (access required)

The circuit court correctly held that a homeowner’s breach of contract claims against his lender accrued when his debt was accelerated prior to foreclosure for statute of limitations purposes. Background In 2009, Dennis Kerns borrowed money from a mortgage lender ...

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