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9-3-2002 - Opinions
This is a post-conviction relief matter addressing what must be shown in order to establish a right to relief when the trial judge provides incorrect advice regarding parole.
Contract case involving whether an insurer must notify a loss payee when a premium finance company cancels an insurance policy on behalf of the insured.
Death sentence affirmed. Appellant was competent, and remained competent during proceedings; issues related to a plea and jury charge were not preserved; photos were properly admitted in the penalty phase; and the death sentence was not disproportionate.
In this medical malpractice action, the Court granted plaintiff a new trial based on an inaccurate statement by defense counsel in his closing argument.9-9-2002 - Opinions
In this case, the Court granted Petitioner post-conviction relief, finding Petitioner had not knowingly and voluntarily waived his right to counsel because he was not sufficiently apprised of the dangers of self-representation.9-23-2002 - Opinions
In this opinion, the Court placed Vannie Williams on indefinite suspension for commingling and misappropriating client funds and for failing to maintain required financial records.9-30-2002 - Opinions
This is a post-conviction relief case in which the Court found trial counsel ineffective in failing to object to a jury charge that malice is presumed from the use of a deadly weapon.