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GREER v. ST. LOUIS REG'L MED. CTR.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure
Where the trial court granted three summary judgements on different dates, a notice of appeal referencing the last date provides notice for issues in...
07/31/2001 00-1757

DUMONT v. SASKATCHEWAN GOV'T. INS.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Insurance Law, International Law
Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, a foreign insurance policy that required arbitration in a Canadian jurisdiction precluded application of...
07/31/2001 00-3599

DELTA FAMILY-CARE DISABILITY & SURVIVORSHIP PLAN v. MARSHALL

United States Eighth Circuit
ERISA
In determining whether to terminate long-term disability benefits, plan administrators should look to the administrative record as a whole and should...
07/31/2001 00-3441

HELSETH v. BURCH

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights
High-speed police chases with no intent to harm the suspect or worsen his legal situation do not give rise to a civil rights cause of action when...
07/31/2001 00-3235

JOHN & LEIGH T. v. IOWA DEP'T OF EDUC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Education Law
Under 20 USC 1412(a)(11)(A)(i), a state agency may be liable for a local school district's failure to accommodate a student under the IDEA, but it may...
07/31/2001 00-2722

US v. SOLTERO-CORONA

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
While a defendant's admission to drug quantity at a change of plea hearing will not cure an Apprendi error, it will make the sentencing fair such that...
07/31/2001 00-2720

THACKER v. ST. LOUIS SW RY. CO.

United States Eighth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
A railroad employee's complaints about a disciplinary hearing are "minor disputes" which invoke the interpretation of his collective bargaining...
07/31/2001 00-2373

NAT'L FED'N OF THE BLIND OF ARKANSAS, INC. v. PRYOR

United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law
Ark. Code Ann. 4-99-201(a)(2), which prohibits charitable telephone solicitors for providing additional information once a person states they do not...
07/31/2001 00-2324

BRADSHAW v. BROWN GROUP, INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
An employee handbook that did not explicitly state that employees could only be terminated for cause, and distributed only to managers as a guide for...
07/31/2001 00-2238

NATIONWIDE INS. CO. v. CENT. MISSOURI ELEC. COOP., INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Insurance Law
Under Missouri law, an "occurrence" for coverage purposes coincides with the occurrence of damages and not the negligent act.
07/31/2001 00-2012