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Criminal Law: Search Warrant – Probable Cause – Conflict Of Interest

U.S. v. Summage (MLW No. 59466/Case No. 08-3763 – 17 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Gruender, J.) (1)Where a defendant convicted of producing child pornography claimed a search warrant was overbroad because it sought materials protected by the ...

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Verdict upheld despite prosecutor’s alleged conflict

A Missouri appeals court upheld a man’s convictions for second-degree murder and armed criminal action, rejecting the defendant’s claims of a conflict in the Adair County prosecutor’s office. James McFarland had been represented by Kristen Coffman, an assistant public defender, ...

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ERISA: Denial Of Benefits – Conflict Of Interest – Failure To Consider

Hackett v. Standard Insurance Company (MLW No. 58856/Case No. 07-3166 – 10 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, Bye, J.) Where an ERISA plan administrator had the  discretionary authority to interpret and apply plan language, the administrator was operating ...

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Lawyer Webb may keep working on corruption case

Dan Webb, the Winston & Strawn chairman defending a former Illinois Republican Party leader accused of corruption, may continue to represent his client, a judge ruled, denying a government disqualification request. Federal prosecutors argued that Webb should be barred from ...

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