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Evidence from warrantless vehicle search in driveway admissible (access required)

Although the U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Fourth Amendment’s automobile exception does not permit a police officer who lacks a warrant or an invitation to enter a home’s curtilage to search a parked vehicle, evidence seized under those ...

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Counsel’s failure to appear due to illness warranted continuance (access required)

Where the circuit court sua sponte dismissed plaintiff’s personal injury case with prejudice after counsel informed the court and opposing counsel that he was too ill to appear for trial, the court abused its discretion by denying plaintiff’s motion for ...

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