United States Eighth Circuit - May 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Walker v. Bowersox

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action brought by a prisoner against prison official-defendants alleging excessive force claims, summary judgment for...
05/30/2008 06-3118

Miller v. Whitehead

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In consolidated habeas cases wherein prisoners alleged that the Bureau of Prisons unlawfully declared them ineligible for placement at a Residential...
05/30/2008 07-1651

In re: NVE Corp. Sec. Litig

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Securities Law
In a putative securities class action alleging that a corporation and certain of its directors and officers had made false and misleading statements...
05/30/2008 07-2931

In re: Patch

United States Eighth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
In bankruptcy proceedings, a decision affirming sua sponte entry of summary judgment in favor of father, the trustee for the heirs and next of kin of...
05/29/2008 07-1003

US v. Kowal

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for aggravated identity theft is affirmed over defendant's claims that: 1) the statute of conviction does not cover theft of a...
05/29/2008 07-3353

US v. Chavarria-Brito

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
A sentence for illegal reentry following deportation, enhanced based on his prior conviction of an "aggravated felony", is affirmed where defendant's...
05/29/2008 07-2462

Beck v. Mukasey

United States Eighth Circuit
Evidence, Immigration Law
Petition for review of orders denying Hungarian citizens' applications for asylum and withholding of removal is denied where: 1) petitioners did not...
05/28/2008 07-1345, 07-1351

St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins. Co. v. Bldg. Constr. Enter., Inc

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Construction, Contracts, Insurance Law
In an insurance coverage dispute, a district court's choice-of-law determination is affirmed where the district court correctly determined that: 1)...
05/23/2008 07-2246

Lin v. Mukasey

United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Evidence, Immigration Law
Petition for review of the BIA's denial of Chinese petitioner's untimely motion to reopen removal proceedings is denied where petitioner failed to...
05/23/2008 07-2627

Advance Am. Servicing of Arkansas, Inc. v. McGinnis

United States Eighth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
In an action wherein plaintiff sought to compel arbitration of a dispute over a series of loan agreements, grant of motion to dismiss for lack of...
05/23/2008 07-2770