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Domestic Relations: Parental Rights-Termination

Where a father challenged the termination of his parental rights to six minor children, the trial court’s finding that termination was in the best interests of the children was not an abuse of discretion. Judgment is affirmed. Greene County Juvenile ...

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Bankruptcy: Foreign Judgment Registration-Set Aside-Finality of Orders

Where a law firm challenged a judgment setting aside the registration of an order of the bankruptcy court awarding the firm fees and expenses in the debtor’s bankruptcy proceeding, the debtor failed to comply with the provisions of the law ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Second Injury Fund-Occupational Disease

Where a claimant challenged the reversal of an award of permanent total disability benefits against the Second Injury Fund, the decision is reversed and remanded with directions to reinstate the award because the compensable occupational disease occurred before January 1, ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness of Counsel-Prejudice

Where a defendant in a first-degree murder case argued that she received ineffective assistance of counsel in rejecting the state’s pre-trial plea offer for a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder and instead proceeding to trial, the motion court properly found ...

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Criminal Law: Severance-Child Molestation

Where a defendant argued that a trial court erred when it refused to sever resisting-arrest and gun charges from child-molestation and statutory rape charges, the sex offense charges provided the basis for the state to bring the other charges and ...

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