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Tag Archives: Judge Teresa M. Chafin

Decision to terminate woman’s employment backed by law (access required)

In considering a woman’s challenge to her termination, the appellate court said the case required a de novo review of a hearing officer’s final decision. The hearing officer’s initial finding of retaliation was based solely on his faulty understanding of ...

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Dad’s assault on mom a material change in circumstances (access required)

A father’s assault and battery of his child’s mother constituted a material change of circumstance that justified review of a custody and visitation order, even though the charges could be dismissed if he complied with certain conditions. Background Prior to ...

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Parts of victim’s record excluded, were cumulative (access required)

Noting that excluded portions of a victim’s criminal record did not establish violent behavior and were cumulative of additional evidence, the court rejected claims by a defendant convicted of voluntary manslaughter that the exclusions would have supported his argument that ...

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CAV: No double jeopardy under new SCOTUS ruling (access required)

Like the petitioner in Currier v. Virginia, a defendant who voluntarily requested to sever and continue one of the charges against him for strategic reasons could not prevail on his claim that the second trial violated double jeopardy principles, either ...

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