United States Eighth Circuit - August 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Bland v. Verizon Wireless, (VAW) L.L.C.
United States Eighth Circuit
Evidence, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
In an action claiming plaintiff ingested freon after a Verizon Wireless employee sprayed canned air containing freon into her water bottle, summary...
08/14/2008 07-3010
Tri-State Fin., LLC v. First Dakota Nat'l Bank
United States Eighth Circuit
Banking Law, Bankruptcy Law, Contracts
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In a case arising out of the bankruptcy case of a former owner of an ethanol plant in South Dakota, which appellee purchased from the bankruptcy...
08/14/2008 07-2438, 07-2480
US v. Davis
United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A sentence for possessing cocaine base (crack) with intent to distribute it is remanded for resentencing where: 1) in light of Kimbrough, the district...
08/14/2008 07-3650
Cooke v. Mukasey
United States Eighth Circuit
Immigration Law
Petition for review of a denial of Liberian citizens' applications for asylum and related relief is denied where: 1) although petitioner suffered past...
08/14/2008 07-2939
US v. Medina-Valencia
United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Sentencing
A sentence for illegal re-entry into the U.S. after previously being deported is affirmed where, given the at least eight year age-difference between...
08/13/2008 07-3642
US v. Fincher
United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
A conviction for possession of a machine gun and possession of an unregistered sawed-off shotgun is affirmed in part and remanded where: 1) the...
08/13/2008 07-2514, 07-2888
Polski v. Quigley Corp.
United States Eighth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Drugs & Biotech, Evidence, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
In a products liability action alleging plaintiffs suffered severe and permanent impairment of their senses of taste and smell due to their use of a...
08/13/2008 07-3350
US v. Greenlaw
United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
On remand from the Supreme Court, defendant's sentence of 442 months imprisonment is affirmed as, absent a government appeal or cross-appeal, the...
08/13/2008 06-1365
In re: W. Iowa Limestone, Inc.
United States Eighth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Commercial Law, Debt Collection
In a case involving a dispute between a secured lender, who held a security interest in its debtor's inventory, and subsequent purchasers of that...
08/13/2008 07-1968
US v. Howe
United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Denial of defendant's motion to dismiss two counts in his indictment on double jeopardy and collateral estoppel grounds is affirmed where there was no...
08/13/2008 08-1021

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