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  1. Gloria S. Carter v. Chrysler Corporation United Auto Workers (1999)

    Gloria S. Carter, a black woman, sued her employer, Chrysler Corporation, and her union, United Auto Workers, Local 110, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq., and the Missouri Human Rights Act, Mo.Rev.Stat. § 213.010 et seq., for claims of hostile work environment and retaliation. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Chrysler and the union, and Carter appeals. We affirm in part and reverse in part.

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 98-2580
  2. United States v. Ramon Jorge Laguardia (1985)

    Ramon Jorge LaGuardia and Marina Hidalgo Gato appeal their conviction of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and aiding and abetting in the possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2 and 21 U.S.C. Sec. 841(a)(1). LaGuardia appeals his conviction of use of a firearm to commit a felony, and aiding and abetting in this offense, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Secs. 2 and 924(c)(1). Gato was acquitted of the firearms charges. The defendants [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 84-5253
  3. United States v. James Jackson v. Harold Hudson v. Lushrie Jardan (1977)

    This case involves a major drug distribution scheme centered in Kansas City, Missouri. In September, 1975, a fifteen count indictment was returned against James Jackson, Nathaniel Muhammad, Lushrie Jardan, Harold Hudson, Spencer Mims and Juan Pablo Garcia,1 charging a conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine and to possess heroin and cocaine with intent to distribute in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846. In addition to the single count of conspiracy, Jackson was [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 76-1093
  4. William King Jackson v. O. E. Bishop v. O. E. Bishop v. O. E. Bishop (1968)

    Don Langston, Asst. Atty. Gen. of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark., for appellee; Joe Purcell, Atty. Gen. of Arkansas, and R. D. Smith, III, Asst. Atty. Gen. of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark., were with him on the brief.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 18957-18959
  5. United States v. Bruce A. Beckman v. Thomas Kelly (2000)

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    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 99-2975
  6. 64 Fair empl. prac. cas. (Bna) 622 v. Little Rock Municipal Water Works (1994)

    Shirley A. Williams appeals from a final judgment entered in the United States District Court1 for the Eastern District of Arkansas in favor of her employer Little Rock Municipal Water Works (Water Works). 155 F.R.D. 188. The district court granted Water Works' motion for summary judgment and denied Williams leave to amend her complaint and her request for a continuance. For reversal, Williams argues that the district court abused its discretion in denying her leave to amend her [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 93-2198
  7. Charles Richard Stone v. Rick Harry Anita Schlank Deborah Konieska Rhonda Heskin Amy Anderson Lori Parkos Jim Lind (2004)

    Charles Stone appeals the district court's1 dismissal of his federal constitutional claims and related state claims. Stone is a civilly committed patient in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program ("the Program") at Moose Lake, Minnesota. He was committed to the program as a "psychopathic personality." See In the Matter of Charles Richard Stone, 376 N.W.2d 511, 512-14 (Minn.Ct.App.1985). Appellees are staff or administrators of the Program.

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 03-1479
  8. United States v. Robert J. Prendergast, Jr. (1992)

    Robert J. Prendergast, Jr., a stockbroker, was charged with devising a scheme to sell fraudulent promissory notes over interstate phone lines in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1343. The United States Attorney's Information specifically charged him with selling promissory notes totalling approximately $280,000 to three individuals: William A. North ($80,000); Clarence O. Romans ($50,000); and Charles L. Watson ($150,000). Prendergast fully repaid North, but he still owes Romans [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 91-3637
  9. Camfield Tires, Inc. v. Michelin Tire Corporation (1983)

    This case presents the troublesome issue of whether summary judgment may be granted when one of the parties after giving a deposition later files an affidavit with directly contrary statements. The question arises in an action filed by Camfield Tires, Inc., against Michelin Tire Corporation, which cancelled Camfield as a dealer. In Count I of its claim Camfield alleges that Michelin wrongfully terminated the dealership contract. In Count II Camfield alleges tortious interference with a [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 82-1808
  10. 36 soc. sec. rep. ser. 564 v. Louis W. Sullivan (1992)

    Viola Browning appeals the district court's1 order affirming the decision of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to deny her disability insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 423. We agree with the district court that there is substantial evidence on the record as a whole to support the Secretary's decision. Accordingly, we affirm.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 90-1513
  11. United States v. Ronald R. Erdman (1992)

    Ronald Erdman appeals from his conviction for harboring or concealing a fugitive in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1071 (1988). Erdman argues that there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction. He also argues that the trial court1 erred in its definition of "harboring or concealing," in its handling of a jury request for transcripts of parts of the trial testimony, and in its admission of purely speculative evidence. We affirm the conviction. Because we find Erdman's [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 91-1382
  12. In Re: Broadview Lumber Co. v. Southwest Missouri Bank of Carthage Mercantile Bank of Joplin Richard Mansfield Jenny Mansfield (1997)

    Thomas J. O'Neal (Trustee), as Chapter 7 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Broadview Lumber Company, Inc. (Broadview), appeals the district court's2 decision affirming certain rulings of the bankruptcy court3 in favor of Southwest Missouri Bank of Carthage, Missouri (SMB) and Mercantile Bank of Joplin (Mercantile), in the Trustee's adversary proceeding based on transactions undertaken by Broadview's former president, Richard Mansfield (Mansfield).4 At issue in this appeal is whether [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 96-2357
  13. Valerie Harlston v. McDonnell Douglas Corporation (1994)

    Valerie Harlston appeals from the district court's1 entry of summary judgment against her on her age and race discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. Secs. 2000e--2000e-17, and 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1981, as both were amended by The Civil Rights Act of 1991, Pub.L. No. 102-166, 105 Stat. 1074 (1991); and under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. Secs. 621-34. Harlston claims that McDonnell Douglas discriminated against her on the basis [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 93-3119
  14. 40 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 965 v. Johnson Controls, Inc. (1994)

    Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI), appeals from the district court's order denying its motion for judgment as a matter of law or new trial after a jury returned a $1.2 million verdict for McKnight in this battery explosion case. JCI argues that it was entitled to judgment as a matter of law because the only evidence to support the verdict should not have been admitted by the district court. JCI asserts that the district court erred in admitting: experimental evidence not generated under [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 93-1239
  15. United States v. Williams (2008)

    The defendant, Kenneth D. Williams, pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On appeal, Williams argues that the district court erred by enhancing his sentence based on a finding that his prior convictions for auto theft and auto tampering qualify as crimes of violence under the United States Sentencing Guidelines. We reverse and remand for resentencing.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 07-2679
  16. United States v. Lavandris Johnson (1995)

    Lavandris Johnson appeals his convictions and sentences on four counts of armed robbery of a motor vehicle (the carjacking counts), in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 2119 (West Supp.1993), and four counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence (the gun counts), in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. Sec. 924(c)(1). Johnson contends that the district court committed error by admitting into evidence the results of DNA testing, by denying his motions to suppress witness identification [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 94-2958
  17. United States v. Kenneth O. Brown (1976)

    Terry I. Adelman, Asst. U. S. Atty., St. Louis, Mo., for appellee; Donald J. Stohr (former U. S. Atty., effective May 15th, Barry A. Short, U. S. Atty.), St. Louis, Mo., David M. Rosen, St. Louis, Mo., on brief.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 75-1766
  18. United States v. Gregory Charles Ervasti v. Deniene "Dee" Ervasti (2000)

    Gregory and Deniene "Dee" Ervasti appeal their convictions and sentences arising out of the misappropriation of over $5.7 million of impounded tax monies from over 100 clients of their payroll processing corporation. For the reasons stated below, we affirm in part and reverse and remand in part.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 99-1631
  19. United States v. Kirk C. Reivich (1986)

    This appeal from an order suppressing evidence raises issues regarding the omission from a search warrant affidavit of information allegedly relevant to the judicial officer's determination of the reliability of the informants, and thus of the existence of probable cause.


    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 85-1630
  20. United States v. Daniel W. O'connell v. Gregory J. Cooke v. Patrick Basil Collier (1988)

    These appeals arise from the conviction of Daniel W. O'Connell, Gregory Cooke, Patrick Collier, William R. Patterson, and Richard Allen St. Cyr for thirty offenses related to the operation of a large marijuana distribution scheme in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. The appellants were charged with eleven others who pleaded guilty, nine of whom testified at trial. Appellants were convicted of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute marijuana and numerous other charges.1 The [...]

    Court: Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit Docket: 86-5311

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