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SCHWARTZ v. KUJAWA

United States Eighth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Attorney who filed bad faith involuntary bankruptcy petition could be ordered to pay attorneys' fees as sanction under Rule 9011 or court's inherent...
12/21/2000 00-6067 and 00-6100

HIGH v. UNIV. OF MINNESOTA

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
The continuing violations doctrine does not apply to the discrete act of a failure to promote and thus does not save plaintiff's claim from Title...
12/20/2000 00-1381

GOFF v. HARPER

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
While the district court applied the correct standard to determine whether conditions at the Iowa State Penitentiary were constitutional, the court...
12/19/2000 96-1018, 99-3217

US v. BOYLES

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In imposing a "three-strikes sentence" for conviction under 18 USC 924(e), the district court may examine the specific facts of the prior convictions...
12/19/2000 00-2367

US v. HAWTHORNE

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
District Court's finding that package of drugs was in plain view in back seat of car was not clearly erroneous, and admission of evidence of prior...
12/19/2000 00-1231

SHERMAN v. RUNYON

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiff failed to show employer discriminated against him because he is deaf and mute, or that his termination for threatening his supervisor and...
12/19/2000 99-3396

NANNINGA v. THREE RIVERS ELECTRIC COOP.

United States Eighth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Supplier of electricity owes an ordinary degree of care to plaintiff's decedent who died in helicopter crash, and the trial court's instruction...
12/19/2000 98-4040

US v. 1998 BMW CONVERTIBLE

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Asset Forfeiture
Where the government asserts that claimants lack standing in a forfeiture proceeding because they have no ownership interest in the property, the...
12/18/2000 99-3527

ANASTASOFF v US

United States Eighth Circuit
Tax Law
Where Internal Revenue Service has provided a full refund with interest, and itself resolved a circuit split of authority by issuing an Action on...
12/18/2000 99-3917

US v. LEWIS

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
District court did not abuse its discretion in granting an exceptional, but not unreasonable, upward departure for obstruction of justice where...
12/15/2000 00-2525