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Criminal Law: Unregistered Firearm-Constructive Possession-Sufficiency of Evidence

Where police found an unregistered firearm in a duffle bag in a bedroom closet at defendant’s parent’s home, evidence that the defendant stayed in the room when visiting and had clothes there, and that a train ticket in his name ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Distribution-Resulting In Bodily Injury-Sufficiency of Evidence

Where a defendant challenged his conviction for drug distribution resulting in serious bodily injury, a reasonable jury could find that the tight chain of events strongly suggested that the injected mixture caused the victim’s overdose, and the judgment is affirmed ...

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Criminal Law: Possession with Intent to Distribute-Sufficiency of Evidence-“Mere Presence” Instruction

Defendant was arrested after she sat in the passenger seat of vehicle while her boyfriend completed a drug deal with a confidential informant. Following her conviction, defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, argued that the Fifth Amendment barred her ...

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Criminal Law: Damaging Government Property-Jury Instructions-Sufficiency of Evidence

Defendant was found guilty of damaging government property after he struck and destroyed an airport localizer antenna while driving drunk. On appeal, defendant challenged the jury instructions and argued the evidence was insufficient to support a guilty verdict. Where the ...

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Criminal Law: Denial of Probation-Sufficiency of Evidence

Where a defendant argued that he should be released on probation because he successfully completed the long-term substance-abuse program, the denial of probation was based on insufficient evidence to show that the defendant was unfit for probation, so mandamus relief ...

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Banks and Banking: Fraud Scheme-Sufficiency of Evidence-Bank Defendant

Where a receiver charged with recovering assets for victims of a Ponzi scheme sued a bank, which provided services to the scammers’ entities, arguing that the bank aided and abetted the scheme, the district court correctly found that there was ...

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Real Property: Adverse Possession-Hostile-Sufficiency of Evidence

Where appellants challenged a judgment against them on their adverse-possession claim to 314 acres of land, the judgment is affirmed because the trial court did not err in finding that they failed to present substantial evidence to conclude that their ...

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