United States Eighth Circuit - February 2008 Opinion Summaries

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King v. Hardesty

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action brought by a former employee of defendant-school district alleging racial discrimination and retaliation under 42 U.S.C. sections 1981...
02/29/2008 06-4163

US v. Guarino

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine is affirmed where, although the district court did not adequately explain its reasons for...
02/29/2008 07-2350

US v. Mousseau

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for distribution of a controlled substance to a minor is affirmed over challenges to the district court's denial of acceptance of...
02/29/2008 07-1332

Stan Koch & Sons Trucking, Inc. v. Great W. Cas. Co.

United States Eighth Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In a declaratory action involving a dispute over insurance coverage for a fatal motor vehicle accident and whether defendant-insurer breached its...
02/28/2008 06-3310

US v. Johnson

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime is affirmed...
02/28/2008 07-1930

Dowell v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA

United States Eighth Circuit
Banking Law, Debt Collection, Education Law
In an action raising claims against a lender and a credit reporting agency under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and state law, summary...
02/28/2008 07-1529

US v. Weems

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a case arising from a cross-burning incident, defendants' sentences for conspiring to threaten and intimidate an African-American man in the...
02/28/2008 07-1496, 07-1531

Hamilton v. Standard Ins. Co.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, ERISA, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a case arising after defendant reduced the amount of death benefits paid to plaintiff under a group insurance policy providing coverage for her...
02/27/2008 07-1168

P.A.C.E. v. Kansas City Missouri Sch. Dist.

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education Law, Government Law
In a case arising out of the court-supervised desegregation of the Kansas City School District, an order enjoining the state from requiring the...
02/27/2008 06-3318

Shaw Group, Inc. v. Marcum

United States Eighth Circuit
Construction, Evidence, Government Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Military Law
In a wrongful death lawsuit against a private contractor arising out of the fatal electrocution of an Army private at Fort Benning, a judgment against...
02/26/2008 06-4115, 06-4188