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Insurance: Denial Of Coverage – Defense Cost – Reimbursement

Westchester Fire Insurance Company v. Wallerich (MLW No. 59017/Case No. 07-3624/07-3625 – 26 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Smith, J.) Where the district court in an insurance coverage dispute found that the insurer did not have a duty ...

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Employer – Employee: USERRA – Military Employee – Termination

Maxfield v. Cintas Corporation (MLW No. 59021/Case No. 08-2266 – 5 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Bye, J.) Where an employee claimed his job position was changed and he was later terminated because of his military service in ...

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Criminal Law: Voir Dire – Peremptory Challenge – Gender

U.S. v. Grant (MLW No. 59020/Case No. 08-2405 – 22 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Riley, J.) Where a defendant who was convicted of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend claimed the district court erred ...

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Criminal Law: Traffic Stop – Search – Consent

U.S. v. Barnum (MLW No. 59011/Case No. 08-2824 – 20 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Gruender, J.) Where an officer’s belief was reasonable under the totality of the circumstances that a defendant voluntarily consented to a search of ...

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Criminal Law: Sex Offender Registration – Notice

U.S. v. Baccam (MLW No. 59012/Case No. 08-3242 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Murphy, J.) Where a sex offender raised a due process notice challenge after he was convicted under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Sufficient Explanation – Child Pornography

U.S. v. Jones (MLW No. 59016/Case No. 08-2710 – 8 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Kays, J.) Where the record showed that a district court listened to a defendant’s arguments for a downward departure, watched his PowerPoint presentation ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Sufficient Explanation – Crack Cocaine

U.S. v. Clark (MLW No. 59014/Case No. 08-2368 – 4 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Melloy, J.) Where a district court amended a sentence for a defendant sentenced on crack-cocaine charges, the court’s brief explanation was sufficient, especially ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Manipulation – Controlled Drug Buys

U.S. v. Torres (MLW No. 59015/Case No. 08-2703 – 8 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Gibson, J.) Where a defendant convicted on methamphetamine charges argued that officers did not need to engage in six controlled drug buys before ...

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Criminal Law: Murder Conviction – New Trial – Prosecutor Misconduct

Hunt v. Houston (MLW No. 59019/Case No. 08-2147 – 18 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Wollman, J.) Where the state appealed the award of a new trial to a defendant sentenced to life in prison for murder, the ...

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Civil Rights: Search Warrant – Omitted Material – Qualified Immunity

Morris v. Lanpher (MLW No. 59018/Case No. 08-2040 – 6 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Loken, C.J.) Where plaintiffs brought a civil rights action against officers claiming an affidavit submitted in a search warrant application deliberately omitted material ...

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