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Despite wife’s long-term relationship, no change in support (access required)

Although the wife was in an exclusive, continuous, monogamous relationship with another man following her separation from husband, because they maintained separate residences, the trial court did not err by holding that husband failed to prove the threshold “common residence” ...

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Employee exposed to heightened assault risk entitled to benefits for injury (access required)

An employee who was blinded in an assault by a former coworker while working the overnight shift at a rest area was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, even though the assailant’s motivation for the attack was unknown, because the employee’s ...

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Second shoulder injury was consequence of original injury (access required)

Where an employee received workers’ compensation benefits for a right shoulder injury sustained in the course of her employment, she was also entitled to benefits for a left shoulder injury that was caused by overcompensation following the original injury. Background ...

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Evidentiary hearing required for actual innocence claim (access required)

Where defendant petitioned for a writ of actual innocence based on nonbiological evidence, the Court of Appeals abused its discretion by dismissing the petition without ordering an evidentiary hearing. The appeals court concluded defendant did not prove the truth of ...

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Continuance properly denied after counsel was retained (access required)

Defendant was not entitled to a continuance under a statute that provides the court “shall” grant a reasonable continuance when a defendant represented by a court-appointed attorney becomes financially able to retain private counsel. The statute does not confer a ...

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