8th Circuit Court of Appeals

supremecourtofus_406x250Getting your case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court is a lot like winning an Academy Award for your latest movie.  You need to take advantage of any time you have and then go about creating “a buzz” just ahead of the voting.

Whether Austin “Jack” DeCoster, son Peter DeCoster, and their prestigious legal team…

Privacy was the winner in a Court of Appeals case a few days ago in the 8th U.S. Circuit with a unanimous ruling against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. intersection of public private illustrationA three-judge panel ruled against EPA’s practice of collecting private information from farmers and ranchers and then turning it over to environmental activists and others who…

After an Iowa  jury found the founder of Midamar Corp. guilty of a scheme to falsify documents behind certain Halal beef shipments several years ago, others involved “plead out.” But Midamar and Jalel Aossey, who had to step down as head of  the closely-held family corporation, are asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

Two of three judges hearing appeals of the jail sentences handed down to Austin “Jack” DeCoster and Peter DeCoster sounded uncomfortable yesterday with the concept of sending corporate officials to prison for a so-called strict liability case. Lawyers were left arguing whether “this case is that case” or whether, as Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney…