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Retroactive child support award is mandatory (access required)

The trial court erred by not awarding retroactive child support because the applicable statute requires that child support liability be calculated from the date the proceeding commenced. Wife challenges the effective date of the court’s child support order. “[T]he trial ...

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Mandatory sentence for firearm possession approved (access required)

Even though appellant’s indictment did not specifically reference a code section that criminalizes possessing a firearm while possessing drugs with intent to distribute and provides for a five-year minimum sentence, the indictment was “clear on its face” that appellant was ...

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Flight attendant did not prove work-related injury (access required)

Where the claimant, a flight attendant, asserted that changes in an aircraft’s cabin pressure during a descent caused disabling injuries, she did not refute defendant employer’s evidence that nothing about the flight or the aircraft caused air pressure problems. The ...

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