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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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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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