Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Case Law

Established in 1868, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit holds appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

The court is based in St. Louis, Missouri and encompassed at one time almost all the land included in the Louisiana Purchase. Congress passed a statute in 1929 dividing the Eighth Circuit, placing Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, and Oklahoma into a new Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Learn more about the history and the judges who have served on the Eighth Circuit by visiting the Eighth Circuit Historical Society.

Browse Opinions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Neubauer v. FedEx  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3694

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and his corporate entity, Marken, Inc., filed suit alleging that FedEx breached contractual duties, engaged in fraud, and violated North Dakota's Franchise Investment Law, N.D.C.C. 51-19-02(5)(a), and Racketeer...

United States v. Kirk Cottom
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1050
Diwan, LLC v. Maha-Vishnu Corp.  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1317

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor challenges the district court's affirmance of the dismissal of its small business Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The court explained that the bankruptcy court's feasibility concerns would have existed even had debtor succ...

United States v. Darrell Andersen
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2284
United States v. Johnson  
Date: February 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2355

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of production of child pornography and was sentenced to 354 months in prison. On appeal, defendant challenged the denial of his motion to suppress the evidence and the district court's application...

Fuentes-Erazo v. Sessions  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3149

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner and her infant son, natives and citizens of Honduras, seek review of the BIA's order dismissing their appeal of the IJ's decision denying asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against...

Buckley v. Ray  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3656

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging violations of his constitutional and statutory rights by defendants. Plaintiff also sought certification of a class action suit against the United States Attorney Gener...

United States v. Adejumo  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3952

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was ordered to pay restitution of almost $500,000 after he pled guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The court concluded that, although the district court missed the 90-day deadline, the district...

Major Williams, Jr. v. C. V. Rivera
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1519
Huyer v. Buckley  
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-1681, 16-1740, 16-1743

Justia Opinion Summary: This class action against Wells Fargo involved claims related to the bank's practice of automatically ordering and charging fees for property inspections when customers fell behind on their mortgage payments. On appeal,...

Edward Huyer v. Steven Buckley
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1740
Edward Huyer v. Steven Buckley
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1743
United States v. Theodore John Nelson, Jr.
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1875
United States v. Theodore John Nelson, Jr.
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1877
United States v. Theodore John Nelson, Jr.
Date: February 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1878