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Employee fired for dishonesty did not have discrimination claim (access required)

Where a lesbian employee was fired by the same person who had hired her approximately eight months earlier, and the person who fired her had ample reason to believe that she had been dishonest in the course of her employment, ...

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Suspect was free to leave, ‘Miranda’ warnings not needed (access required)

Although the police were not required to give Miranda warnings to defendant before questioning him while executing a search warrant, the warnings provided were constitutionally sufficient. Facts Defendant Spinner’s father-in-law was a murder victim. Spinner and the victim’s daughter, Tamara, ...

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Pre-existing condition can be used in evaluating impairment (access required)

Although the commission had previously concluded the employee’s right-knee injury was attributable to a compensable injury, the commission could still consider the employee’s pre-existing condition in evaluating the degree of impairment. Background On March 2, 2009, claimant injured her left ...

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