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Domestic Relations: Parental Rights-Termination-Defective Brief

  Where a father challenged the termination of his parental rights, the father’s six points on appeal preserved nothing for review, so the appeal must be dismissed. Appeal is dismissed. In the Interest of: R.J.M. v. Department of Social Services ...

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Criminal Law: Victim-Tampering-Sufficiency of Evidence-Implied Consent Warnings

Defendant was convicted as a prior and persistent offender for making a terrorist threat and victim-tampering after he had threatened hospital staff for refusing to write a prescription for him and threatened the hospital security staffer who testified against him. ...

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Criminal Law: Domestic Assault-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Advising Not to Testify in Own Defense

  Defendant was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree domestic assault after he assaulted his paramour at her home during a period of several days. On appeal, defendant argued that counsel was ineffective for advising him not ...

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Administrative: Public Utilities-Use of Relocation Proceeds-Denial of Expenses and Assets

Plaintiff appealed from defendant’s orders, which ordered relocation proceeds from the sale of one of plaintiff’s facilities be used to reduce rates after plaintiff moved to a more expensive facility, denied plaintiff half of its rate-case operating expenses, and eliminated ...

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Employment Law: PTD-Future Medical Expenses-Medical Expense Liability

  Where employer challenged the award of past and future medical expenses and permanent total disability benefits to a claimant, the judgment is affirmed in part because the award of future medical expenses was supported by substantial and competent evidence, ...

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Negligence: Personal Injury-Negligent Supervision-Expert Testimony

  Where a veterinary student, who was injured while vaccinating cattle, sued her veterinarian supervisor for negligent supervision, the judgment for the plaintiff is affirmed because the defendant failed to show that expert testimony was necessary to establish the standard ...

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Domestic Relations: Child Visitation, Determination of Schedule, Judicial Authority

  Where a mother challenged the manner in which her visitation schedule was determined, the judgment is reversed and remanded because the trial court’s order that the parties’ therapists would decide when conditions had changed enough to alter the parenting ...

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