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Workers’ Compensation: Challenge to Awards-Hampton-Framework

Where appellants argued that workers’ compensation awards were contrary to the overwhelming weight of the competent and substantial evidence, the arguments ignored the framework required under Hampton v. Big Boy Steel Erection, so the appellants’ arguments lacked persuasive or analytical ...

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Insurance: Automobile Policy-Uninsured Motorist-Owned-Vehicle Exclusion

Where plaintiff, who was injured in an auto accident with an uninsured motorist, challenged the trial court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of an insurer and upholding an owned-vehicle uninsured motorist exclusion clause in two auto policies covering vehicles ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Shackled Defendant-Effectiveness of Counsel

Where a defendant argued that the trial court erred in denying her motion for post-conviction relief after an evidentiary hearing due to her appearance at trial shackled in an ankle bracelet, the defendant did not present any testimony or evidence ...

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Criminal Law: DWI-Consensual Encounter-Reasonable Suspicion

Where a defendant, who was convicted of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, challenged the trial court’s refusal to suppress evidence and statements, the initial contact between the defendant and the arresting officer was consensual, which developed into a reasonable suspicion of ...

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Workers’ Compensation: Deceased Employee-Successor in Interest-Sufficiency of Evidence

Where an employer challenged an award of workers’ compensation benefits to the estate of a deceased employee, Section 287.580 applied and did not mandate the application of Rule 52.13, and the requirements of the statute were satisfied, so the employer ...

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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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