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RELIASTAR LIFE INS. CO. v. IOA RE, INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Contracts, Insurance Law
District court did not err in concluding defendant reinsurers had failed, as a matter of law, put forth sufficient evidence to support their claim...
09/09/2002 01-3287

US v. MANGINE

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Drugs were lawfully seized pursuant to a search warrant and were admissible, and statements made to officers did not qualify as protected statements...
09/09/2002 01-3355

JACKSON v. METRO. LIFE INS. CO.

United States Eighth Circuit
ERISA
Decision to deny long-term benefits was supported by substantial evidence and was not an abuse of discretion, and district court erred in overturning...
09/09/2002 01-2887/3221

BRITTON v. U.S.S. GREAT LAKES FLEET, INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Admiralty
District court erred in granting employer summary judgment on claim for maintenance and cure as there was sufficient evidence to create jury issue as...
09/09/2002 01-3567

US v. HERNANDEZ

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
District court did not err in granting defendant's motion for judgment of acquittal as the government's evidence was insufficient to establish beyond...
09/09/2002 01-118

US v. GREGORY

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Officer had probable cause to effect a traffic stop after he observed defendant following too closely. Defendant's and passenger's behavior after stop...
09/09/2002 01-3613

MORALES v. US

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Before the district court reclassified a pro se "Petition for Review" as a section 2255 habeas proceeding, it should have warned petitioner of the...
09/06/2002 01-2605

HENDERSON v. GEN. AM. LIFE INS. CO.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
An appeal, challenging the fairness of a class action settlement to the extent it authorized "zero scores" for some class members, is rendered moot...
09/05/2002 01-1264

PHILLIPS-FOSTER v. UNUM LIFE INS. CO. OF AM.

United States Eighth Circuit
ERISA, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
A life insurance plan was part of an employee benefit plan, and the district court did not err in employing ERISA's abuse of discretion standard to...
09/04/2002 01-3570/3648

US v. GRIFFITH

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant failed to show that his right to a fair trial was prejudiced by prosecutor's comments during cross-examination and closing argument, and a...
09/04/2002 02-1019