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St. Paul banker John Markert fails in bid for prison-term reduction
Former St. Paul banker John Markert's bid to cut short his 3.5-year prison term failed Thursday, as U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery reimposed the original sentence despite an appellate court opinion saying the sentence should be possibly be reduced.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
8th Circuit Rules Wal-Mart Case Can Move Ahead In Federal Court
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit said Wednesday that a lawsuit filed by shareholders against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico can move forward in U.S. District Court.
8th Circuit allows Walmart bribery suit to proceed in federal court
The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals today overruled federal Judge Susan Hickey and said a shareholder lawsuit over allegations of bribery in Mexico by Walmart officials could proceed in federal court in Texarkana despite a similar, parallel lawsuit in Delaware state court.
Federal judge: Tear down Mount Soledad Cross
When I wrote about the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, Calif., an affluent area of San Diego, in August, I mentioned that the cross was in litigation.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Ark. Capitol Police race bias lawsuit proceeds
A federal appeals court has refused to dismiss a racial discrimination lawsuit by a former Arkansas Capitol Police officer but ordered a lower court to grant immunity to the department's chief on one claim.
Lyndhurst "lawyers up" with other cities in NEO Sewer District appeal
As other cities that are also parties to an appeal by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District have done, council has retained outside attorneys to appear before the Ohio Supreme Court.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
The Miami Herald
Man gets life for killing 2 kids on ND reservation
A man convicted of stabbing to death two young children on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in North Dakota was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole.
Christian Science Monitor
Tea party and political buttons: Supreme Court declines Minnesota case
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case testing a Minnesota law that bans the wearing of buttons or clothing with messages that election officials deem too political to be worn within 100 feet of any polling place.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
UP Penalty Unconstitutional
Union Pacific Railroad has been fighting the good fight with U.S. Customs and Border Protection over whether it is liable for penalties for illegal drugs imported via railcars that were being used by unrelated Mexican railroad companies.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
St. Cloud Times
US Marshals take over Duluth head shop property
Federal marshals on Thursday took over the now-closed Duluth head shop whose owner was convicted of selling synthetic drugs.
The Papillion Times
Appeals court upholds ruling for Union Pacific
Four games into Nebraska's season the NU defensive coordinator pinpointed what he thought was holding the Huskers back.
Appeals court upholds ruling for Neb. railroad
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that said U.S. border officials exceeded their authority by imposing multimillion-dollar fines against Union Pacific Corp. for failing to discover illegal drugs in railcars that crossed into the country from Mexico.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
KSDK-TV Saint Louis
U.S. Supreme Court: Allen Nicklasson execution can proceedU.S....
The U.S. Supreme Court has an overruled a stay of execution granted to Allen Nicklasson by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, according to a news release.
Judge rejects new trial for Duluth head shop owner in synthetic drug case
U.S. District Judge David Doty has refused to overturn the conviction of Duluth head shop owner Jim Carlson, a decision that was not unexpected.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Supreme Court to rule on execution stay Wed.
The state was scheduled to execute 41-year-old Allen Nicklasson at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing businessman Richard Drummond in 1994.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Federal court panel stays Missouri man's execution
A panel of federal judges has stayed a Missouri man's execution a little more than a day before he was set to die.
Lone Star Ball
12.09.13 OT: Insipid student speech is insipid
John F. Tinker and Mary Beth Tinker, minors, by their father and next friend, Leonard Tinker and Christopher Eckhardt, minor, by his father and next friend, William Eckhardt v.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
KEYC Television, Mankato, MN
Judge: Duluth head shop owner to stay in jail
MINNEAPOLIS - The owner of a Duluth head shop who was convicted of selling synthetic drugs won't get out of jail before his sentencing.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Eighth Circuit Addresses Scope of False Claims Act Liability
Last month, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the scope of "fraud-in-the-inducement" liability under the False Claims Act , 31 U.S.C. 3729-3733, and, in doing so, reversed the dismissal of a claim related to the marketing of a pharmaceutical product.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Douglas County Herald
SOAR Will Celebrate First Year With Open House on December 3
The board of directors of the 31-community and 10-county organization, SOAR - Southern Ozarks Alliance for Rural Development - is celebrating the success of the first full year of operation.