United States Eighth Circuit - September 2009 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Richardson

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's firearm possession sentence is affirmed where the district court properly enhanced defendant's sentence due to his commission of a prior...
09/23/2009 08-1246

Gitimu v. Holder

United States Eighth Circuit
Administrative Law, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of the BIA's order denying petitioners asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture, the...
09/22/2009 08-3304

US v. Stymiest

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for assault resulting in serious bodily injury in Indian country is affirmed where: 1) the district court properly submitted...
09/22/2009 08-3320

US v. Rodriguez

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's capital conviction for kidnapping a victim and transporting her across state lines, resulting in death, is affirmed where: 1) a district...
09/22/2009 07-1316

US v. Collier

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's drug distribution sentence is vacated where defendant's sentence was not eligible for reduction under 18 U.S.C. section 3582(c)(2) because...
09/21/2009 08-3306

US v. Gray

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's firearm possession conviction is reversed where the district court failed to inform defendant, prior to accepting his guilty plea, of the...
09/21/2009 08-3598

Rakes v. Life Investors Ins. Co.

United States Eighth Circuit
Insurance Law
In an action claiming that defendant-insurer used inflated lapse rates to purposefully underprice its LTC insurance products and gain market share,...
09/18/2009 08-2626

US v. Espinosa

United States Eighth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's aggravated sexual abuse conviction is affirmed as to one count where 1) the evidence was sufficient to establish the penetration element;...
09/18/2009 08-3354

Glorvigen v. Cirrus Design Corp.

United States Eighth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
(Industry: Aerospace & Defense)

In a tort action arising from an airplane crash, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed where defendant federally employed flight service station...
09/16/2009 08-2680

Knudsen v. IRS

United States Eighth Circuit
Agriculture, Bankruptcy Law, Tax Law
In the IRS's appeal from a bankruptcy court's order confirming debtors' Chapter 12 reorganization plan, the order is affirmed where: 1) a Chapter 12...
09/16/2009 08-2820