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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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Torts: Dog Bite-Proof of Ownership

Plaintiff appealed from the summary judgment entered for defendants. Plaintiff had filed suit on behalf of his minor child for injuries the child suffered from a dog bite. The dog was kept on premises owned by defendants that they leased ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness of Counsel-Lesser Offenses

Where a defendant in a drug-trafficking case argued that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to request lesser-included offense instructions and for not calling a particular witness, the instructing-down principles were not previously so clear and obvious that counsel’s ...

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