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HABIB v. NATIONSBANK

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Failure to meet an employer's request to provide a doctor's note for a health-related departure from work, which results in an employee's discharge,...
12/28/2001 01-2056

DELTA MINE HOLDING CO. v. AFC COAL PROP., INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
A court will not overturn an arbitration award where one of the three arbitrators also served as an expert for one party, so long as the non-neutral...
12/28/2001 00-3646

US v. WHEAT

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
An anonmymous 911 call about the dangerous operation of a vehicle whose innocent details are accurately described may possess sufficient indicia of...
12/28/2001 00-3457

US v. GREEN

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A car passenger, detained in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights by police at a drug checkpoint, cannot assert that his Foruth Amendment rights...
12/27/2001 00-3495, 00-3627

US v. BILLADEAU

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Indian Law
The crimes for which defendant was stopped, drunk driving and speeding, were assimilated crimes under the Assimilative Crimes Act. Therefore, tribal...
12/26/2001 01-1061

US v. HATCHER

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
A second pat-down search was illegal, and fruits of the search were properly suppressed.
12/26/2001 01-2342

MOORE v. PURKETT

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
State trial court's ban on oral communication between Moore and his attorney during the trial proceedings violated Moore's Sixth Amendment right to...
12/26/2001 01-1712

IN RE: PETERSON

United States Eighth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
A secured creditor's admission that he regularly made consumer loans does not remove debtor's duty to show that creditor met the numerical targets of...
12/21/2001 01-6031

PEARSALL v. MASSANARI

United States Eighth Circuit
Government Benefits
In assessing conflicting medical opinions for a Social Security disability applicant, an administrative law judge may rely upon the medical opinion...
12/20/2001 01-1951

CREWS v. GEN. AM. LIFE INS. CO.

United States Eighth Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
Promise of a "stay on" bonus in form of lump sum payment for benefits is not preempted by ERISA.
12/17/2001 00-3931/3963