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8-4-2003 - Opinions
Rudd appeals his conviction for committing a lewd act on a child, arguing the trial court erred in overruling defense counsel's objection to statments made by the soliciitor during closing arguments.
In deciding if there is a private easement for the use of a road over an adjoining landowner's property, this opinion focuses on whether the use was interrupted by efforts of the landowner.
8-11-2003 - Opinions
Sue Tennis appeals from an order of the circuit court affirming the Department of Social Services' denial of her apllication to renew her license to operate a day care facility.
In this workers' compensation case, the commission found that employee's claim was barred by the statute of limitations. The circuit court reversed and remanded. Employer appeals, arguing the court erred in (1) not dismissing the claim for White's falutre to set forth sufficient grounds for appeal in his petition for judicial review; (2) finding the commission's decision was not supported by substantial evidence; and (3) determiing that employer was estopped from asserting the statute of limitations as a defense.
8-18-2003 - Opinions
In this appeal, Gilbert contends the trial court erred in dismissing her action against a landlord for injuries she sustained after being bitten by a tenant's dog.
8-22-2003 - Opinions
Discusses whether the former wife’s current lifestyle is “tantamount to marriage” for purposes of terminating alimony and whether an oral agreement to terminate alimony is binding on the former wife.