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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Methamphetamine Conspiracy – Enhancement

Where a defendant challenged his 264-month sentence for charges connected with his participation in a methamphetamine-distribution conspiracy, the district court had sufficient information to impose an enhancement for possession of a firearm and the court’s explanation of its decision, although ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Enhancement – ‘Connection’ With Felony

Where defendant threatened his landlady with a gun and left several hours later with her car, a four-level sentencing enhancement for using a firearm in connection with another felony offense was appropriate even though the landlady had frequently allowed the ...

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Criminal Law: Search Warrant – Name Discrepancy – Probable Cause

(1)Even though a search warrant listed the first name of defendant’s brother rather than defendant, the description of the defendant’s residence was accurate and the warrant was supported by probable cause because the affidavit included statements from at least one ...

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Criminal Law: Felon In Possession – Sufficiency Of Evidence – Late Disclosure

Where witnesses who testified that defendant threatened them with a gun were found to be credible by the jury, sufficient evidence supported defendant’s conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and the district court did not err ...

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Criminal Law: Cross Examination – Limitation – Police-Officer Scandal

Where a district court prohibited a criminal defendant from questioning an investigating officer about the officer’s involvement in a scandal involving World Series tickets, the court did not abuse its discretion in limiting the examination because impeachment of the officer ...

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Banks and Banking: Security Interests – Priority – Financing Statement

Where plaintiff sought a declaratory judgment against banks to determine the priority of their security interests, summary judgment for the plaintiff is reversed because the defendants’ financing statements indicated coverage of all of a debtor’s assets, the language sufficiently described ...

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Banks and Banking: Refusal To Extend Loan – Commitment Letter – Promissory Estoppel

Where a company brought an action against a bank seeking damages for the bank’s refusal to extend a loan, summary judgment for the bank was proper on the plaintiff’s claims of breach of contract and breach of the duty of ...

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Attorneys: Sanction – Bankruptcy Filing

Where a bankruptcy court and district court found that a motion for relief from stay was legally baseless and filed for the improper purpose of hindering the sale of land and harassing opposing parties, the imposition of a $10,000 sanction ...

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