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FINK v. DAKOTACARE

United States Eighth Circuit
ERISA, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
Under COBRA amendments to ERISA, plaintiff was entitled to continuation coverage as her mother made a proper payment to an ERISA fiduciary in...
03/31/2003 02-1679

GAONA v. TOWN & COUNTRY CREDIT

United States Eighth Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts
Fact that appraisal had not been completed did not prevent parties from becoming contractually obligated under the Truth in Lending Act, and the...
03/31/2003 02-1066

SUGGS v. STANLEY

United States Eighth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
There was sufficient evidence to support a jury verdict that defendants had defamed plaintiff under Arkansas law, by alleging she was engaged in a...
03/31/2003 02-1832/1935

US v. WALLACE

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
District court erred in finding defendant was in custody and entitled to Miranda warnings at the time of her interview, and erred in suppressing her...
03/31/2003 02-3613

US v. TOUCHE

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A fifteen-month sentence for violation of supervised release was proper, as defendant's criminal conduct took place within days of his release from...
03/31/2003 02-2578

GOLDEN v. ANDERS

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law
School official's actions in responding to student's misbehavior did not shock the conscience and did not give rise to a substantive due-process claim...
03/28/2003 02-2702

BROZO v. ORACLE CORP.

United States Eighth Circuit
Commercial Law, Contracts
(Industry: Retail)

A plan governing a sales representative's commissions was not ambiguous, as it clearly reserved to the company the discretion to cap plaintiff's...
03/28/2003 02-1309

MEYERS v. NEBRASKA HEALTH & HUMAN SERVS.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Assuming defendants transferred plaintiff in retaliation for protected speech, transfer to other duties did not constitute an actionable adverse...
03/28/2003 02-1828

GREEN v. US

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
District court did not clearly err in determining 1) petitioner did not request an appeal after his conviction and 2) attorney's failure to file an...
03/28/2003 02-1864/3423

CENTRIC JONES CO. v. CITY OF KEARNEY

United States Eighth Circuit
Administrative Law, Construction, Contracts, Government Contracts
A contractor's claims were time barred where it failed to comply with Nebraska Revised Statute section 16-276 concerning claims against a city of the...
03/27/2003 02-1964/5