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Court Error – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Laquan Riley appeals a judgment of conviction for second-degree reckless homicide with a dangerous weapon, attempted armed robbery, and felon in possession of a firearm following a jury trial at which the State presented evidence that Riley, together with Steven Hopgood and George Taylor, participated in an armed robbery in which Riley fatally shot Vincent Cort.

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Duty of Consistency – Tax

The central issue in this appeal from the Tax Court is how to apply the “duty of consistency,” an equitable tax doctrine analogous to judicial estoppel, which prevents a party from prevailing in a court proceeding by taking one position and then taking a contradictory position in a later case.

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