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Civil Practice: Truth-In-Leasing Law – Statute Of Limitations – Damage Claims

Where owner-operators of leased trucks sued a motor carrier claiming violations of the Truth-in-Leasing regulations, the district court erred in dismissing Claims I and II because damage actions under the statute are subject to a four-year statute of limitations. Judgment ...

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

Post-arrest silence; methamphetamine 07-3361 United States of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Natasha L. Gentry, Defendant-Appellant Appeal From: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri Submitted: April 17, 2008 Filed: Feb. 9, 2009 Before: Judges Loken, Gibson and Melloy Opinion ...

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8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Civil practice

Timeliness; equitable tolling 07-3548 Firstcom Inc., a Minnesota Corporation, Appellant, v. Qwest Corp., a Colorado Corporation, Appellee Appeal From: U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota Submitted: June 9, 2008 Filed: Feb. 9, 2009 Before: Judges Murphy, Bye and ...

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Immigration: Order Of Removal – Adverse Credibility – Corroboration

Where a citizen of Cameroon challenged a final order of removal and denial of her application for asylum and withholding of removal, the inconsistencies in the immigrant’s statements supported the immigration judge’s adverse credibility determination and it was not error ...

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Immigration: Asylum – Persecution – Credibility

Where the testimony of an immigrant from El Salvador seeking asylum was inconsistent as she described incidents of religious persecution, the immigration judge was entitled to request corroboration  and the immigrant’s failure to provide corroboration properly resulted in an adverse ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Reasonableness – Illegal Reentry

Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry of the country argued that his 46-month sentence was substantively unreasonable, the district court’s explanation that the defendant had a serious criminal history that warranted no more patience was not unreasonable, ...

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