United States Eighth Circuit - April 2009 Opinion Summaries

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Chronister v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America

United States Eighth Circuit
ERISA, Government Law, Insurance Law
In an action involving disability benefits, district court grant of summary judgment for defendant is reversed where in light of the Supreme Court's...
04/30/2009 07-3552

US v. DeMarce

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Government Law, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for attempted aggravated sexual abuse and attempted sexual abuse of a minor is affirmed where: 1) the district court erred in...
04/30/2009 08-2026

Rucker v. Norris

United States Eighth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Denial of claims brought under a petition for habeas relief is affirmed where: 1) trial court's refusal to give a jury instruction on voluntariness...
04/30/2009 08-1970

US v. Clark

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Sentence for firearms possession is affirmed where the district court did not err in examining the prior plea agreement and the undisputed facts in...
04/30/2009 08-3335

US v. Lopez

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction for drug crimes is affirmed where the district court did not err in denying defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained during a...
04/30/2009 08-3043

Peltier v. FBI

United States Eighth Circuit
Evidence, Government Law
In an action alleging a Freedom of Information Act violation, district court judgment is affirmed where: 1) district court did not err in failing to...
04/29/2009 07-1745

US v. Lawson

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Conviction and sentence for knowingly possessing a computer containing child pornography is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not err in...
04/29/2009 08-2173

Contemporary Industries Corp. v. Frost

United States Eighth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Securities Law
In a bankruptcy action, grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed where: 1) the district court and bankruptcy court did not err in...
04/29/2009 08-1325

Shelton v. Purkett

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
District court's denial of plaintiff's petition for habeas corpus is affirmed where: 1) trial court's action in sending exhibits to the jury without...
04/28/2009 08-1833

King v. Astrue

United States Eighth Circuit
Government Benefits
In an action involving social security benefits, district court's order affirming the denial of benefits is reversed and remanded where plaintiff...
04/28/2009 08-1863