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Yesterday | Courthouse News Service

Pedophile Prison Mail Dispute Revived by 8th

A federal judge should have considered the immunity defense of Nebraska prison officials being sued over the confiscation of allegedly pedophilia-related mail, the 8th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: US News, Tecumseh State Correctional Institution, State Prisons, Prison

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Exposing Kickbacks Gets Two Men $8 Million

One-sixth of the government's $48 million settlement with Cisco Systems will go to the two whistle-blowers whose lawsuit acted as a catalyst to that deal, the 8th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News

JD Supra

Eighth Circuit Affirms Disclaimer Based on Patient Bodily Injury Exclusion

In its recent decision in Volk v. Ace Am. Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 6570 , the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, applying Minnesota law, had occasion to consider the definition of "patient" as used in a professional liability exclusion.

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Related Topix: US News

Courthouse News Service

Woman Paralyzed by Ex May Hold Iowa Liable

After a man shot his ex because she reported to police that he had contacted her in violation of a restraining order, Iowa officials may be liable, the 8th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: US News, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Ames, IA

Lincoln Daily News

Arkansas To Appeal Ruling On Abortion Restriction Law

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said on Friday he would appeal a federal judge's decision striking down a state law that bans most abortions starting at 12 weeks of pregnancy, one of the most stringent such statutes in the United States.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

Nebraska Town Begins Enforcing Ban on Renting to Undocumented Immigrants

After almost four years of legal battles, a Nebraska town - starting on Thursday - will enforce a municipal ordinance requiring that anyone who wants to rent a home must prove that they are in the country legally.

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Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Washington Times

Arkansas to appeal ruling on 12-week abortion ban

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Friday he'll appeal a federal judge's decision to strike down a state law that banned most abortions 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, one of the strictest prohibitions on the procedure in the nation.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Arkansas, US News

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

Hebrew National case sent to lower court

A lawsuit alleging that Hebrew National foods are not strictly kosher was returned by a federal appeals court to the Minnesota state court that first heard the case.

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Related Topix: US News

Wed Apr 09, 2014

JD Supra

Properly Analyzing Breach of a NDA - Loftness Specialized Farm Equip., Inc. v. Twiestmeyer

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has explained that under Minnesota law it is inappropriate to apply the test for the tort of misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information when the issue is the alleged violation of a non-compete clause in a non-disclosure agreement .

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Related Topix: US News, Minnesota Government, Minnesota

Tue Apr 08, 2014

JD Supra

Eighth Circuit Holds Pollution Exclusion Applicable to Carbon Monoxide

In its recent decision in Church Mut. Ins. Co. v. Clay Ctr. Christian Church , 2014 U.S. App.

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Related Topix: US News, Nebraska Government, Nebraska

Cleveland.com

Heads up! Cleveland's portable traffic cameras to move again Wednesday

Here's where you'll find the 15 mobile units through April 30, according to Cleveland officials : The city began using the portable cameras in September.

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Related Topix: US News

Courthouse News Service

Taser Clears Suit Over Fatal Cop Confrontation

A woman whose son died of cardiac arrest because police officers Tasered him in the chest for 30 seconds cannot sue the device maker, the 8th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: US News, Moberly, MO

Mon Apr 07, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Appeals court: Attorney wrong to note harassment

An appeals court panel says an Urbandale attorney acted improperly during a sexual harassment trial when she told of her own harassment experience.

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Related Topix: US News

HR Magazine

Ruling Affirms Duty to Monitor 401(k) Fees

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, on March 19, 2014, upheld one of the first excessive fee rulings in favor of retirement plan participants.

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Related Topix: US News, Personal Finance, Retirement, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, ABB Inc

JD Supra

The GPMemorandum, Issue 178

In H&R Block Tax Services LLC v. Acevedo-Lopez, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 2602 , the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated the order of a district court in Missouri, which had denied a motion by H&R Block for a preliminary injunction... In a case in which Gray Plant Mooty represented the defendant hotel management company, the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Pennsylvania, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Reuters

U.S. top court declines to hear Iowa campaign finance challenge

Ducking a new case on the divisive issue of campaign finance, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to an Iowa law that bans corporate contributions in state elections.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Reuters

Lawsuit over Hebrew National hot dogs is revived

A year after ConAgra Foods Inc won the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that its Hebrew National hot dogs were not kosher, a higher authority has given the case new life.

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Related Topix: Food, ConAgra Foods, US News

Thu Apr 03, 2014

The Plain Dealer

Appeals court rules statements to doctors and nurses made by...

Statements in medical records created as part of a 1993 sexual assault examination can be admitted as evidence in a case where the woman who reported the rape has since died, according to a decision released by the 8th District Court of Appeals today.

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Related Topix: US News, Cuyahoga County, OH

El Paso Times

Court allows convicted killer Laura Grisel Carsner to post bail pending appeal

A 50-year-old woman convicted in 2011 of killing her mother and stepfather in Northeast El Paso can post bail as she awaits a decision on whether she should get a new trial.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, US News

Business Insurance

Taser lawsuit in traffic stop death dismissed on appeal

Taser International Inc. cannot be held liable for failing to issue an additional warning about the dangers of its Taser weapon in the death of a man killed with the device by police during a traffic stop, because the police officer involved had not even read already existing warnings, said an appellate court in dismissing the case.

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Related Topix: Moberly, MO, US News

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