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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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Juvenile’s sentence exceeded limit allowed by statute (access required)

A trial court’s goal of sentencing a defendant for, essentially, time served was thwarted because the sentence exceeded the maximum that could be imposed under the statute. Background Appellant and two other persons assaulted another teenager as he walked to ...

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Dealer’s relationship with customer established conspiracy (access required)

Where a defendant repeatedly purchased heroin from a single dealer and the dealer was aware of the defendant’s redistribution of the heroin and had an interest in keeping defendant as his customer, the defendant was properly convicted of a conspiracy ...

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Workplace accident exacerbated preexisting injury (access required)

An employee was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits where he suffered a lower back injury during a workplace accident that exacerbated his preexisting back pain because the employee’s actions during the accident did not constitute a willful violation of a ...

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