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Administrative Law: Sales Tax-Resale Exemption

Petitioner sought review of the administrative hearing decision that ruled petitioner was not entitled to the resale exception from sales tax and therefore was liable for tax on furnishings it sold to a hotel chain for use in guest rooms. ...

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Employment: Workers’ Compensation-Mesothelioma Benefits

Claimants appealed from the denial of their claim for enhanced mesothelioma benefits, after decedent’s work for employer exposed him to inhalable asbestos fibers. Where an employer was required to make an affirmative act to elect to accept enhanced mesothelioma liability, ...

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Criminal Law: Right to Parole Hearing-Repeal of Parole Ineligibility Statute

Defendant was convicted for second-degree drug trafficking and found to be a prior drug offender. Defendant was accordingly sentenced to a statutorily required prison term without probation or parole. After the sentencing statute was repealed, defendant sought a declaration that ...

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Criminal Law: Eligibility for Parole-Repeal of Sentencing Statute

Defendant was found guilty of second-degree drug trafficking and also was designated a prior and persistent offender, and as required by statute was sentenced to a prison term without probation or parole. After the statute was repealed, defendant sought a ...

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Administrative: State Agency Purchase of Land-Constitutional Authority to Acquire Land

Plaintiffs appealed from the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to the state in their action challenging legislation imposing requirements on a state agency’s purchase of land. The legislation had imposed certain notice and hearing requirements on the Department of ...

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Employment: Disability Discrimination-Arbitration

Defendant appealed the order overruling its motion to stay the proceedings and compel arbitration of plaintiff’s disability discrimination suit. Plaintiff claimed that she had vision issues and had her store’s assistant manager complete electronic documents for her upon plaintiff’s hiring, ...

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Elections: Voter ID Law-Affidavit Requirement

The state adopted a voter ID law allowing voters to identify themselves by, among other options, executing a specified affidavit and presenting certain forms of non-photographic identification. The state appealed from the judgment declaring the affidavit requirement of the voter ...

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Criminal Law: Due Process-Competence-NGRI Plea

  Where a trial court accepted a defendant’s plea of not guilty by reason of insanity while also finding him incompetent to proceed, the defendant’s habeas claim was not procedurally barred, and the court exceeded its authority and violated the ...

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