A personal representative of an estate may not assert a claim for emotional distress damages for the benefit of the decedent’s minor dependent children and nondependent adult children in a wrongful death action.
The objective component of self-defense, as adopted by our courts, is analyzed from the standpoint of an ordinary “reasonable person.” The question being presented to the fact-finder is whether an ordinary reasonable person would have responded with deadly force if confronted with the same circumstances that defendant confronted.
The residency statutes illustrate that a person does not change residency by the mere fact of being physically present in another location; rather, the person must have intent to reside in the new location.
County sheriff has the authority to enter into contracts related to the operation of the jail and the care of its inmates.
A party who has rendered a witness unavailable for cross-examination through a criminal act may not object to the introduction of hearsay statements by the witness on confrontation grounds.