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SOUTHERN PINE HELICOPTERS, INC. v. PHOENIX AVIATION MANAGERS, INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Contracts, Insurance Law, Remedies
The amount plaintiff-insured recovered for damages to one of its helicopters was not within 20% of the amount that it sought; thus it is not entitled...
02/27/2004 03-1890

US v. SALTER

United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
While some of the information in the warrant application was improperly obtained through questioning conducted in violation of Miranda, the officers...
02/27/2004 03-3084

US v. WOODS

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Under circuit precedent, a bank robbery in the presence of an individual is a crime of violence and renders a defendant ineligible for a downward...
02/27/2004 03-2792

POPP TELECOM, INC. v. AM. SHARECOM, INC.

United States Eighth Circuit
Corp. Governance, M&A, Securities Law
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 applies to all securities-based RICO claims commenced after its effective date even if such claims...
02/27/2004 03-2124, 03-2126

MURPHEY v. CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence, Government Benefits, Labor & Employment Law
There is no inconsistency between plaintiff's successful application for permanent disability benefits under Minnesota's Public Employees Retirement...
02/26/2004 02-3824

MORAN v. CLARKE

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a civil rights action originally stemming from a police brutality incident, the district court properly denied police board defendants' motion for...
02/26/2004 03-2055

MCGEE v. RELIANCE STANDARD LIFE INS. CO.

United States Eighth Circuit
ERISA, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
District court erred in finding that the decision to terminate plaintiff's long-term benefits constituted an abuse of the plan administrator's...
02/25/2004 03-2372

SELLERS v. MINETA

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
In a Title VII case, a discharged employee's post-termination conduct is relevant in determining whether a front pay award is available and in...
02/24/2004 02-1425

WEYERS v. LEAR OPERATIONS CORP.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
In an action under the ADEA, the district court erred in refusing to permit defendant-employer to impeach plaintiff with her prior sworn statements to...
02/24/2004 02-3732

N. STATES POWER CO. v. MINNESOTA DEP'T OF TRANSP.

United States Eighth Circuit
Government Contracts, Property Law & Real Estate, Public Utilities, Transportation
Defendant had the authority to order plaintiff-utility to relocate its underground facilities in order to make way for the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit...
02/20/2004 03-1517