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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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Workers’ Compensation: PTD-Future Employment-Physician Testimony

Where a claimant challenged the denial of permanent total disability benefits, the Labor and Industrial Relations Commission erred by requiring the physician who testified about the claimant’s work-related injury to state an opinion on the claimant’s ability to obtain future ...

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Insurance Law: Vexatious Refusal-Sufficiency of Evidence-Deposition Testimony

Where an insurer challenged a judgment for an insured who sought uninsured motorist benefits after an auto accident, the insured made a submissible case on the insurer’s vexatious refusal to pay, and the trial court did not err in allowing ...

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Criminal Law: DWI-Closing Argument-Beer Bottle Demonstration

Where a defendant challenged a guilty verdict in a driving-while-intoxicated case, direct and circumstantial evidence supported the reasonable inference that the defendant was intoxicated while driving, and the trial court did not abuse its discretion in overruling the defendant’s objection ...

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Immigration: Removal-Refusal to Reopen

Where a petitioner from Laos challenged the refusal of his motion to reopen his case, the petitioner did not raise a colorable constitutional claim, and the decision not to reopen was not reviewable, and the petitions are denied because the ...

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Immigration: Removal-Adverse Credibility

Where a petitioner from El Salvador sought review of an order dismissing her appeal from a decision denying her asylum, the withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture, the adverse credibility findings were supported by specific, cogent ...

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Criminal Law: Supervised Release-Special Condition-Residential Reentry Center

Where a defendant challenged the imposition of a requirement that he temporarily reside at a residential reentry center as a special condition of supervised release, the district court did not abuse its discretion in imposing the condition, so the judgment ...

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