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8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Criminal Law

U.S. v. McDougal (Case No. 08-2524 – 7 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Murphy, J.) Civil Contempt Records; Request To Unseal; ‘Particularized Need’ Where Susan McDougal requested the unsealing of records from her civil contempt proceeding in connection ...

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Employer – Employee: Discrimination – ADA – Settlement Evidence

(1)Where a district court allowed admission in a failure-to-hire discrimination case of a handwritten note created by a job counselor after discussing a potential settlement position with the plaintiff, the rule against admission of evidence of settlement negotiations should be ...

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Employer – Employee: Discrimination – ADA – Rehiring Program

Where a bank employee with a voice condition presented evidence that his employer imposed a production quota on him that jurors could view as unattainable, that his supervisor made inconsistent statements about whether other employees were considered for termination, that ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Obstruction Of Justice – Acceptance Of Responsibility

Where defendant’s 96-month sentence for wire fraud and money laundering was enhanced two levels for obstruction of justice, the district court did not plainly err in allowing statements made by the defendant to his probation officer outside of the presence ...

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Civil Rights: Harassment – Police Patrols – Sufficiency Of Evidence

Where plaintiff brought various claims against a city, police department and officers claiming he was targeted for increased patrols and harassment because of his race or because of his decision to plead not guilty to a criminal case, the district ...

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