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Iowa man loses sentence appeal for fraud schemes
A northeast Iowa man sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for fabricating grain elevator scale tickets and bankruptcy fraud has lost his sentence appeal.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
National group tries to halt union election of personal home care providers in Minnesota
Federal Judge Michael Davis will rule Wednesday on whether to grant a temporary injunction to stop a vote on whether home care providers will be unionized.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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Right is Stumbo with Ware Shoals School District Superintendent Faye Sprouse. This past week Eighth Circuit Solicitor David M. Stumbo, along with staff members Jami Steifle and Dale Allen, hand-delivered school supplies to the local school districts of the Eighth Judicial Circuit: Abbeville District 60; Greenwood Districts 50, 51 , and 52 ; Laurens ... (more)
Federal Appeals Court Demands Longer Sentence For Officer Who Delivered Brutal Beating
As outrage over the shooting of Michael Brown roils on, many are facing the all-too-real fear that the case will never see justice, even if it turns out the shooting was entirely unjustified.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Cert Alert: Is TTAB Decision on Likelihood of Confusion Preclusive?
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit finding the mark "Sealtight" to be merely descriptive, notwithstanding that in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Bound had rejected an attempt to cancel the registration for that mark .
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Guarantors Are Not Protected by the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Eighth Circuit Holds
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently upheld summary judgment in favor of a lender, dismissing an action by the borrowers' spouses alleging that the lender's requirement that the spouses sign guaranties for the loan violated the Equal Credit Opportunity Act .
The Eighth Circuit Weighs In on Trademark Licenses as Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy Proceedings
An en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed an earlier ruling of the same court finding that a trademark license agreement that was entered into as part of an asset purchase agreement was not executory because both parties to the agreement had substantially performed their obligations thereunder; therefore, the ... (more)
The Fairfield Ledger
Former officer could receive longer sentence ...
A federal appeals court says a former Des Moines police officer sentenced to less than two years in prison for severely beating a man during a 2008 traffic stop should serve much longer.
Where are Cleveland's portable traffic cameras?
From Thursday through Sept. 4, Cleveland's mobile traffic cameras will snap photos of speeding cars at the following locations, which can also be viewed in the interactive map below: In order to trigger the photo shoot, drivers have to be going 11 mph over the posted speed limit, then Safety Director Martin Flask said at a September news ... (more)
Wed Aug 13, 2014
AIG not due compensation from bank used by investment manager who stole funds
A bank whose account was used by an investment adviser to steal money from his employer's customers is not obligated to compensate the American International Group Inc. unit that insured the employer, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
Eighth Circuit Holds Loan Guarantors Are Not Applicants Under ECOA
On August 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that ECOA clearly provides that a person does not qualify as an applicant under the statute solely by virtue of executing a guaranty to secure the debt of another.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
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Eighth Circuit Decision on Arbitration of Internal Trust Disputes
Yesterday, theEighth Circuit Court of Appeals rendered a decision in Brown v. Brown-Thill , which deals with the arbitration of various types of internal trust disputes, including the ability to remove a trustee.
The GPMemorandum, Issue 183
Despite being one of two manufacturers that control 99% of the market, E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Co.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Gander Mountain loses appeal of multimillion-dollar glove lawsuit
Grandoe Corp. was stuck with nearly 70,000 pairs of gloves after Gander Mountain refused to accept the embroidered products.
The Raw Story
Texas court rules against homeschoolers who expected rapture and stopped teaching kids
A Texas court ruled this month that parents who allegedly stopped homeschooling their kids because they believed Jesus Christ was returning to Earth were not exempt from state education regulations.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unwavering
Nebraska voters passed a state constitutional amendment in 2000 banning same-sex marriages, civil unions or even legalized domestic partnerships, and it has withstood all legal challenges.
Nebraska Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unwavering
As state bans on same-sex marriages fall across the country, some Nebraska officials are holding strong to that state's status of having one of the nation's most restrictive laws, which affects some of the most basic aspects of gay couples' lives - from driver's licenses to parenting rights.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
FCC Seeks Comment on Petitions Concerning the FCC's Rule on...
On July 25, 2014, the FCC issued a Public Notice seeking comment on five petitions, filed by American Caresource Holdings, Inc. , CARFAX, Inc .
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Twin Cities Daily Planet
State court hears Hebrew National lawsuit
The long-running lawsuit alleging that Hebrew National hot dogs are not "100% kosher," contrary to the maker's claims, went another round in court.
Hallmark Recovers $47 Million for Theft of Greeting Card Market Research, Eighth Circuit Says Ok
A fascinating, salacious trade secrets case out of the Western District of Missouri and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals: Hallmark Cards, Inc. hired Monitor Company Group, L.P. to provide research related to the greeting cards market.