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Tag Archives: Judge Marla Graff Decker

False pretenses conviction appeal waived by brief deficiencies (access required)

A defendant’s conviction for obtaining funds using false pretenses based on her withdrawal of $110 in cash after she had deposited two checks into her account that were subsequently rejected was upheld because the significant deficiencies in her appellate brief ...

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Conviction for failing to reregister as a sex offender upheld (access required)

Where an officer’s testimony and a record keeper’s affidavit demonstrated that the defendant missed a sex-offender reregistration date, and the defendant’s statements to the officer that he thought he had mailed the form in gave rise to a presumption that ...

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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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Admission of safety violation forecloses recovery (access required)

An employee failed to follow his employer’s safety rule and was injured after circumventing an interlock gate that would have automatically shut down equipment in a commercial laundry. Because the employee conceded that the employer enforced the safety rule, the ...

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