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8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Civil practice Application of amendment; STAA 08-1222 Timothy J. Elbert, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. True Value Co., Defendant-Appellee Appeal From: U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota Submitted: Nov. 13, 2008 Filed: Dec. 19, 2008 ...

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Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District

Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District Arbitration Class action waiver; unconscionable ED90949 Dequae Woods, Plaintiff/Respondent, v. QC Financial Services Inc., Defendant/Appellant Appeal From: St. Louis County Circuit Court, Judge Richard C. Bresnahan Handdown Date: 12/23/2008 Opinion Author: Judge Sherri B. ...

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Negligence: Medical Malpractice – Instructional Error – ‘Roving Commission’

Where a verdict director in a medical malpractice case used a term that was never specifically defined by the instructions or by the evidence offered at trial, the use of the term constituted a roving commission for the jury because ...

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Administrative: Medical Licensing – Discipline – Unprofessional Conduct

Where the Administrative Hearing Commission placed a neurosurgeon’s medical license on probation for five years after a determination that the surgeon engaged in unprofessional conduct by performing an inappropriate operation on a patient, the issue could not be determined by ...

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Criminal Law: Domestic Assault – Defendant As Counsel – Attorney Hid Identity

(1) Where a defendant was convicted of four counts of third-degree domestic assault, resisting lawful detention and obstructing government operations, the defendant could be charged separately for causing the apprehension of physical harm and the resulting physical contact without violating ...

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Corporate: Securities Fraud – Insufficient Pleading – Scienter

Where plaintiffs who brought a securities fraud class action against Centene Corporation and several officers failed to show that the defendants had misrepresented a material fact or acted with scienter, the district court properly dismissed the action under the elevated ...

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We need to hit bottom before rebuilding

Boy, this economy is on everyone’s minds. At press time the auto bail out had been nudged into a ditch by the powers in Washington, and of course the various lunatic financial markets responded poorly. I don’t know that I ...

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8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Criminal law Sentencing; procedural error 07-1993 United States of America, Appellee, v. Russell Henson, Appellant Appeal From: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri Submitted: Jan. 15, 2008 Filed: Nov. 24, 2008 ...

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