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Dec 1, 2022

Deal finalized to divide Rams settlement money in St. Louis

A plan to divide more than a half-billion dollars in settlement money for the departure of the NFL's Rams from St. Louis received final approval Wednesday.

Apr 22, 2019

Contracts: Unjust Enrichment-Equitable Retention of Benefit-Earned Benefit

On remand, the district court reconsidered plaintiff’s unjust enrichment claim against defendant. The district court again denied the claim, ruling that, although plaintiff had conferred a benefit upon defendant, it would not be inequitable for defendant to retain that benefit because it had earned it by providing conference calling service, customer support, and access to […]

Apr 22, 2019

Contracts: Corporate Acquisition-Misappropriation of IP-Preliminary Injunction

Plaintiff acquired a family of smaller companies, with their president staying on to run the companies; the president’s wife would separately negotiate to buy back two of the acquired companies. When negotiations for the buy-back broke down, the president left and formed defendant with his wife, allegedly convincing plaintiff’s employees to come work for defendant […]

Apr 1, 2019

Contract Law: Fraudulent Misrepresentation-Discovery Sanctions

Where a defendant in a breach-of-contract case challenged the grant of summary judgment against him, the record supported the finding that the defendant was liable for fraudulent and negligent representation and the breach of multiple contracts, and the district court did not err in imposing discovery sanctions. Judgment is affirmed. H&R Block Eastern Enterprises Inc. […]

Feb 25, 2019

Contract Law: Contract Termination-Lost-Profits Determination

Where a stainless-steel manufacturer challenged the judgment against it in a dispute that arose from a contract for the installation of an industrial egg dryer, the judgment is affirmed because the district court applied the proper legal standard, and the court properly recognized that the lost-profits determination is a calculation proven with reasonable, not absolute, […]

Jan 28, 2019

Contracts law: Sentencing-Kidnapping-Cross Reference

Where a defendant challenged his 360-month sentence in a kidnapping case, the district court did not err when it applied a cross-reference to attempted murder because the defendant told the victim that he was going to kill her, and he drove her to an abandoned farm where he strangled her to the point of unconsciousness, […]

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