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Removal Proceedings – Asylum

Petitioner Nassuma Fomba Jabateh, a native and citizen of Liberia, filed a petition with this Court seeking to vacate an order from the Board of Immigration Appeals that denied his applications for asylum and withholding of removal under 8 U.S.C. § 1231(b)(3) and the Convention Against Torture, 8 C.F.R. § 1208.16(c).

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Duty to Defend – Indemnification

Plaintiff-Appellant Selective Insurance Company of South Carolina (“Selective”) filed a declaratory judgment action, asking the district court to declare that it owed no duty to defend or indemnify Defendant-Appellee Target Corporation (“Target”) in a lawsuit initiated by customer Angela Brown, who sued Target after a fitting room door fell on her.

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Motion For New Trial – Waiver

Michael L. Washington appeals from his conviction for burglary and resisting an officer and a postconviction order denying his motion for a new trial. Washington asserts that his convictions should be vacated and he should be granted a new trial as his absence from the entirety of his jury trial violated his statutory right to be present under WIS. STAT. § 971.04(1) (2013-14).2

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Divorce – Marital Settlement Agreement – Special Master

Pursuant to a stipulation entered between the parties modifying their marital settlement agreement (MSA) on placement, the parties agreed to reduce the placement of the children with Russell O. Rose to alternating weekends and to use a special master/referee to resolve any future disputes between the parties involving modification to placement.

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