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Court of Appeals Published Opinions - November 2018

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The summary following each opinion is prepared to offer lawyers and the public a general overview of what a particular opinion decides. The summary is not necessarily a full description of the issues discussed in an opinion.

11-7-2018 - Opinions

5604 - Alia Hazel v. Blitz USA

Melinda Cook, as the mother of Jacob N., and Alice Hazel, as guardian ad litem (collectively, Respondents), brought separate actions against Fred's, Inc. to recover for injuries Jacob N. sustained when a portable gasoline container exploded. Fred's moved to permanently enjoin or stay the claims, arguing they were subject to an injunction established during bankruptcy proceedings. The circuit court denied the motion, and Fred's appealed.

11-28-2018 - Opinions

5605 - State v. Hill

Marshell Hill appeals his conviction of voluntary manslaughter, for which the trial court sentenced him to twenty-two years imprisonment. On appeal, Hill argues the trial court erred in (1) finding he was not in custody when he made an inculpatory statement to police, and (2) admitting a video recorded statement that he made during a custodial interrogation. We reverse.

5606 - Clark v. Clark

In this appeal from an order of the family court, Patricia Clark (Wife) argues the family court erred in (1) setting child support; (2) finding 75% of Pure Country, Inc. (PCI) was non-marital property; (3) valuing Wife's interest in PCI; and (4) refusing to order George Clark (Husband) to contribute to Wife's attorney's fees. We affirm in part and reverse in part.