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00-2803 U.S. v. Morris

“Morris has shown that an actual conflict of interest existed under the second test. Wasserman would seem to have a self-interest in protecting himself from a malpractice claim. However, Morris’s argument was predicated on Wasserman’s purportedly false advice. The judge ...

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00-3118-CR, 00-3119-CR State v. Skibba

Anthony Skibba appeals from a series of judgments convicting him of three counts of causing bodily injury by operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants and three counts of failing to perform a duty upon striking an ...

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00-2167 Valenzuela v. U.S.

“Valenzuela alleges that his counsel was deficient because he did not call an expert witness to refute the government’s contention that the controlled substances at issue were crack cocaine rather than powder cocaine or another form of cocaine base. At ...

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00-3043 U.S. v. Spiller

“The government presented evidence that Spiller wrote the ledgers and that they were kept in his own bedroom, where he also kept crack equipment and proceeds. A party’s own statements offered against him are considered admissions by a party-opponent, and, ...

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00-2609 U.S. v. Booker

“Booker is correct that the government’s chemical evaluations identified the drugs generally as cocaine base and not as a specific type of cocaine. But we are aware of only two substances that are classified as cocaine base: crack cocaine and ...

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99-2831-CR State v. Love

Willy J. Love appeals from a judgment, entered after a jury trial, convicting him of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver, second or subsequent offense, as a party to a crime, and possession of cocaine without the tax stamp, ...

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00-1746-CR State v. Martinez

Mario M. Martinez, pro se, appeals from a judgment convicting him of 13 counts of theft, uttering, and practicing law without a license and from the trial court’s order denying his postconviction motion for resentencing. Martinez claims: (1) the trial ...

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00-2544 Neuma Inc. v. AMP, Inc., et al.

“Neuma’s claim in Count II is that AMP, as the plan administrator, misrepresented the terms and conditions of Larsen’s life insurance program, causing Neuma to purchase the rights to a policy that was far less valuable than it was led ...

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00-1504 Johnson v. Allsteel, Inc., et al.

“Allsteel’s alteration of the Plan’s language changed the standard of review by which a court would review its decisions, thereby granting Allsteel the same unchanneled discretion to deny claims. Before Allsteel altered the Plan’s language to grant itself discretion to ...

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00-2958 Dunn v. Nordstrom Inc.

“[R]egardless of the title ascribed to Dunn following his alleged promotion, Dunn has shown that an issue of fact exists relating to whether he was entrusted with important new duties, including employee supervision, budgeting and reporting. While the parties expend ...

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00-2224 State v. Ransdell

“As with the legislature’s constitutional policy determination that the safety of innocent persons in society warrants the finely tuned procedures in Wis. Stat. ch. 980 that permit the incapacitation of sexually violent persons, we see nothing that prevents the legislature ...

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00-3138 Buzdygan v. INS

“Section 3.43 of Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations explains that an alien’s motion to reopen proceedings pursuant to NACARA must establish that the individual meets four specific requirements. While Buzdygan meets three of these four requirements, we ...

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98-3736 Jackson v. Miller

“The transcript of Jackson’s March 27, 1975 sentencing hearing reflects that sentence was actually imposed at that time. At that initial hearing, the Judge stated, ‘[t]he Court … now sentences both defendants to not less than one (1) nor more ...

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00-3435 Reusch, et al. v. Roob

Mark W. Roob appeals from the trial court judgment awarding Duane P. Reusch, Laura K. Reusch, Karen M. Newton and Roger A. Newton (collectively, “the Reusches”) $38,368.16 for damages and costs, including attorney fees. Roob argues that the trial court ...

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00-3086 U.S. v. Anderson

“Mr. Anderson was an assistant branch manager at TCF, not an ordinary bank teller. In that position, Mr. Anderson had access to any account in the bank system. As a result, he had access to or authority over valuable things, ...

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00-3412 Kasieta v. Tennies

James and Reyne Kasieta appeal from an order dismissing their claim for adverse possession. The dispositive issue is whether the Kasietas proved that they adversely possessed the disputed property for the required 20 years. We conclude that they did not, ...

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00-3028 Brennan v. Gjerdingen Farms Inc.

Gjerdingen Farms appeals from a summary judgment granting Thomas and Jane Brennan’s claim for specific performance on a first option to buy land owned by Gjerdingen. Gjerdingen challenges both the determination that it had breached the first option contract and ...

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