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Life insurer couldn’t deny benefits based on trucker’s use of meth

A narcotics exclusion in a life insurance policy did not apply to bar the payment of benefits for a truck driver who died in an crash while under the influence of methamphetamine, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in ...

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Consensual encounter with defendant needn’t result in suppression

Where the defendant had parked, exited his vehicle and raised its hood before an officer approached to ask if he needed assistance, the encounter was consensual and not an investigatory stop, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a ...

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Government must show reliability of dog sniff

The interior search of a defendant’s truck was unconstitutional because the government failed to establish the reliability of the drug-detection dog that alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled reversing a conviction.

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