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Evidentiary Hearing

Lavelle Jackson appeals a judgment of conviction entered after a jury found him guilty of repeated sexual assault of the same child He claims the circuit court erred by denying his pretrial motion to admit other acts evidence concerning the victim’s prior allegation of unwanted touching by another man.

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RICO Violation and Choice-of-law Clause

We have three appeals: (1) Land O’Lakes contends that it is entitled to treble damages under RICO and a state-law counterpart (which we do not mention again); (2) the Ratajczaks contend that Packerland’s insurers had to defend and indemnify them in Land O’Lakes’s suit; (3) the Ratajczaks maintain that their own insurer must indemnify them for much of what they paid to Packerland’s buyer in settlement. We tackle the subjects in that order.

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