Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Christopher Landau, argued, Washington, DC, Todd A. Strother, John C. Cortesio, Jr., Robert L. Fanter, Mark E. Weinhardt, Edward W. Remsburg and John Moorlach, Des Moines, IA, Craig S. Primis, Angela M. Butcher, Jennifer W. Cowen, Stefan M. Meisner, Roxann E. Henry, Washington, DC, David Marx, Jr., Chicago, IL, Dennis P. Orr, new York City, on the brief, for Plaintiff-Appellee.
Joseph R. Gunderson, argued, Des Moines, IA, David E. Sharp, on the brief, Houston, TX, for Defendants-Appellants.
Before MURPHY and SMITH, Circuit Judges, and LIMBAUGH, District Judge.
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.
MURPHY, Circuit Judge.
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