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Tag Archives: Judge David W. Lannetti

Statements made after asking for counsel are suppressed (access required)

Statements defendant made after asserting his right to an attorney must be suppressed “with the exception of an unprompted comment … [defendant] made when one of the detectives entered the interview room and before the detective began speaking.” Background Defendant ...

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No injunction to stop permit revocation (access required)

Where a city council revoked a nightclub’s conditional use permit after a shooting occurred on the premises, the nightclub will not be granted a preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of the revocation. Background The Legacy Lounge obtained a conditional use ...

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Court can exceed 14-day sentence for absconding probationer (access required)

Where defendant committed three prior technical violations of his probation, the court is not limited to a 14-day sentence after defendant’s fourth technical violation – first-time absconding from probation. This is so despite language in the sentencing guidelines that seemingly ...

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Mutual mistake of fact thwarts property sale (access required)

Where both parties to a real estate sales contract mistakenly believed defendant seller had exclusive title to property that plaintiff purchaser contracted to buy, plaintiff has no claim for specific performance, breach of contract or a quiet title/partition action. Defendants’ ...

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Specific performance of real estate contract dismissed (access required)

Where would-be property purchasers did not close on the contractual date, the have no claim for specific performance after the property owner terminated the sales agreement. Overview Newton owns property that the Carlsons wanted to purchase. The purchase agreement provided ...

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Changed circumstances do not warrant custody change (access required)

Where the child’s mother, father and grandmother had legal custody, and the grandmother had primary physical custody, mother’s physical custody petition is denied. Although there has been a material change in circumstances, the child’s best interest is served by continuing ...

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