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Civil Practice: Venue-Waiver-Forum Non Conveniens

Loew v. Heartland Trophy Properties, Inc. (MLW No. 79691/Case No. WD85343 – 12 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, Sutton, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Putnam County, Hudson, J. (Christopher Swiecicki, Chesterfield, for appellant) (Justin Sullivan, Des Moines, Iowa, for respondent).

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Civil Practice: Diversity Jurisdiction-Fraudulent Misrepresentation

Sorenson v. Sorenson (MLW No. 79696/Case No. 22-1478 – 12 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Loken, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Davis, J. (Adine S. Momoh, Minneapolis, MN argued for appellant) (Thomas Charles Atmore, St. Paul, MN argued for appellee).

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Civil Practice: Civil Action-Tribal Sovereign Immunity-Dismissal

Bird Industries, Inc. v. Tribal Business Council of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (MLW No. 79592/Case No. 22-2584 – 2 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, Hovland, J.

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Civil Practice: Arbitration Award-Impartiality

Where appellants challenged the confirmation of an arbitration award against them, there was no evident partiality by the arbitrator, and the district court did not make a mistake in setting the attorney fee award or in concluding that the appellant’s ...

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Civil Practice: Condemnation-Judge Request

(1)Where appellant land owner challenged a judgment awarding him $573,000 as compensation for the condemnation of his property and assessing $21,207 in costs against him, the presiding judge had authority to specially assign the action to another judge, so the ...

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