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Evidence found in vehicle search was admissible (access required)

Contraband found in a pill bottle during a traffic stop was properly admitted as evidence. When appellant denied ownership of the bottle when he surrendered it to the police, he no longer had an expectation of privacy in the bottle ...

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General contractor liable for subcontractor’s unpaid bills (access required)

The trial court correctly ruled that a general contractor was liable under the doctrine of unjust enrichment for construction materials a subcontractor received from a supplier. Overview Davis, the general contractor for a condominium project, hired H&2 as the drywall ...

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Company response forecloses hostile environment liability (access required)

A viable hostile work environment claim based on a co-worker’s conduct requires facts showing the employer knew, or should have known, about the harassment and failed to take action to stop it. Here, because the complaint alleged Best Buy successfully ...

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‘Branch’ must handle mortgage business to trigger meeting rule (access required)

Where there is a “branch office” within 200 miles of the borrower’s home, federal regulations require a bank to conduct a face-to-face meeting before initiating foreclosure proceedings. However, that obligation is only triggered where the “branch office” conducts some business ...

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Judicial emergency orders tolled speedy trial right (access required)

Judicial emergency orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic tolled defendant’s constitutional and statutory speedy trial rights. Overview The parties concede that 103 days, for speedy trial purposes, elapsed from when defendant was arrested to the original trial date ...

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