United States Eighth Circuit - April 2003 Opinion Summaries

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US v. MORRIS

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence was sufficient to support conspiracy conviction where the jury made credibility determinations from witness testimony, and the district court...
04/30/2003 02-2765/7

ANDERSON v. LARSON

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Government Law
District court erred in granting a prosecutor absolute immunity to a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim arising from plaintiff's conviction, as issues exist...
04/30/2003 02-2071

MEMS v. CITY OF ST. PAUL

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Challenges to evidentiary rulings and instructions in a Title VII race harassment and hostile work environment case are rejected. District court...
04/30/2003 02-1834

LOMHOLT v. STATE OF IOWA

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Use of sequestered, closed-circuit testimony from two child victims of sexual abuse did not violate a 28 U.S.C. section 2254 petitioner's Sixth...
04/29/2003 02-2236

US v. THORNBERG

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
After wire fraud and money laundering convictions, upward departure was not an abuse of discretion where defendant's criminal history did not...
04/29/2003 02-2258

US v. JOHNSON

United States Eighth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The district court appropriately took into account defendant's bankruptcy obligations when it ordered restitution after convictions for bank fraud and...
04/29/2003 02-2787

US v. MADRIGAL

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
When a district court judge continues a sentencing hearing for good cause and in the interests of justice, the judge does not lose discretion to grant...
04/28/2003 01-2250

US v. FRANCIS

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence showed that a methamphetamine lab existed in defendant's home, and that defendant knew of the existence of lab equipment. The need to enter...
04/28/2003 02-2006

KREIN v. DBA CORP.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability, Professional Malpractice
Plaintiffs' claims for injuries from a defective conveyor belt system did not support an ordinary negligence action as the acts involved special...
04/28/2003 02-1921

FENNEY v. DAKOTA, MINNESOTA & E. R.R. CO.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
A former railroad engineer produced sufficient evidence of 1) impairment which substantially limited the major life activity of caring for himself...
04/28/2003 02-1479