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US v. ESPARZA

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Court did not abuse its discretion in determining that defendant's statement to police at the time of his arrest was not admissible as an excited...
05/31/2002 01-3573

CHALENOR v. UNIV. OF N. DAKOTA

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Sports Law
Elimination of university's men's wrestling program, for the purpose of reducing inequality of athletic participation between its male and female...
05/30/2002 00-3379

TADLOCK v. POWELL

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Sufficient evidence supported a finding that an "intolerable" situation amounted to constructive discharge and that transfer to a less prestigious...
05/30/2002 01-2413, 01-2551

KING v. BOWERSOX

United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In the absence of any evidence that the jury saw a courthouse hallway display regarding murder victims, defendant could not show that state court's...
05/30/2002 01-2149

DAPEC, INC. v. SMALL BUS. ADMIN.

United States Eighth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In appeals from bankruptcy proceedings, 1) a creditor's construction lien was subordinate to deeds of trust filed by a lender under Nebraska law,...
05/30/2002 01-2026, 01-2480, 01-2029, 01-2028

US v. RAY

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
No Apprendi violation occurred where appellant was sentenced to 60 months on two drug counts (and the sentence on each count could appropriately stand...
05/29/2002 01-3537

BIRD WATCHERS, L.L.C. v. JOHNSON COUNTY, NEVADA

United States Eighth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Tax Law
A county's tax lien on a debtor's personal property was a first lien which survived debtor's sale of the property to the purchasing entity.
05/29/2002 01-2155

HARRAH'S TUNICA CORP. v. MEEKS

United States Eighth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Bankruptcy court did not err in determining that debtor's transfer of $50,000 to a casino was a preferential transfer under 11 U.S.C. section 547(b),...
05/29/2002 01-1949, 01-2011

LLOYD v. AM. AIRLINES

United States Eighth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, International Law, Transportation
In an action for damages under the Warsaw Convention after an airline crash, emotional damages are recoverable to the extent they are caused by...
05/29/2002 01-1047

US v. CALDWELL

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence was sufficient to support a bank robbery conviction where, although defendant did not speak or give any indication that he had a weapon, his...
05/29/2002 01-3788