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Guilty plea could not be withdrawn to explore potential defense (access required)

Where the defendant’s counsel learned that the defendant had suffered from mental health issues as a child after the defendant had already validly pleaded guilty to all charges, the defendant could not withdraw his guilty pleas to explore the possibility ...

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Folded lottery tickets did not supply probable cause for search (access required)

Police officers did not have probable cause to search a defendant’s car based on the presence of folded lottery tickets in plain view because lottery tickets have a legitimate purpose and their incriminating nature was not immediately apparent. As a ...

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Provider failed to comply with background check policies (access required)

Medicaid payments made to an authorized Medicaid provider were properly retracted by the state agency in charge of administering Medicaid because the provider failed to provide the agency with the results of background checks conducted on the provider’s employees as ...

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CFO discharged five months after filing complaint stated retaliation claim (access required)

A CFO who was terminated five months after filing a complaint with the Office of State Inspector General alleging financial wrongdoing by the executive director could proceed on his claims of retaliatory discharge, but he failed to show that any ...

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Company’s property maintenance policies were discoverable (access required)

A plaintiff in a premises liability action was entitled to discover the policies and procedures used by the defendant to maintain the safety of its premises at the time of plaintiff’s injury because even though the policies and procedures could ...

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