United States Eighth Circuit - February 2007 Opinion Summaries

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Wilkinson v. Shackelford

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a tire tread failure suit against Michelin, denial of plaintiff's motion to remand diversity case based on fraudulent joinder is reversed where: 1)...
02/28/2007 06-2018

Dahl v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection Law
(Industry: Consumer Products, Manufacturing)

In an action alleging that tobacco company's practice of marketing and selling "light" cigarettes violated state consumer protection statutes and...
02/28/2007 06-1776

Cermak v. US

United States Eighth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Law, Indian Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In an action brought an individual's heirs seeking to enforce rights as heirs under certain Indian Land Certificates, denial of heirs' claim is...
02/28/2007 06-1686

US v. Bass

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a prosecution for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, grant of a new trial based on use of perjured testimony is reversed where: 1) there was no...
02/28/2007 06-1240

Droste v. Julien

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Construction, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Sanctions
In a dispute between homeowners and an architect over allegedly faulty building plans and other services he provided regarding the construction of a...
02/28/2007 06-2385

Travis v. Barnhart

United States Eighth Circuit
Administrative Law, Evidence, Government Benefits, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Dismissal of plaintiff's disability-insurance and supplemental security income (SSI) claims under the Social Security Act is affirmed where: 1)...
02/28/2007 06-2142

Wood v. Valley Forge Life Ins. Co.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Evidence, Health Law, Insurance Law
In a coverage case arising from a drug and alcohol overdose death, partial summary against an insurer and entry of judgment against it for accidental...
02/27/2007 06-2193

US v. Guerra-Cabrera

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendants' sentences for conspiring to distribute cocaine and cocaine base are affirmed where the district court did not err in finding that neither...
02/27/2007 06-2826, 06-2827

Wood v. Foremost Ins. Co.

United States Eighth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In an action brought by plaintiffs seeking compensation from homeowner's insurer for tornado damage to their roof, for injuries suffered by plaintiff...
02/27/2007 06-1904

US v. Bamberg

United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
The federal Analogue Act, which defines a controlled substance analogue, does not lend itself to arbitrary enforcement, and is not void for vagueness....
02/27/2007 06-1489