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
Cargill, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: March 24, 2017
Docket Numbers: 16-1565, 16-1930

Justia Opinion Summary: Cargill petitioned for review of the Board's order concluding that the company engaged in unfair labor practices when it refused to bargain with the Union, in violation of sections 8(a)(1) and (5) of the National Labor R...

United States v. Evans  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1485

Justia Opinion Summary: The government appealed the district court's grant of defendant's motion to suppress evidence, a firearm in this case, found on his person incident to arrest for an unrelated crime. The court concluded that the district...

United States v. Rembert  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2695

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence for firearm possession and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. The court concluded that the district court did not abuse its discretion by admitting a Fac...

United States v. Roy Noles
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3338
Aly v. Hanzada for Import & Export Co.  
Date: March 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3353

Justia Opinion Summary: Hanzada, an Egyptian company that imports and exports beef, appealed the jury verdict and judgment against it on plaintiff's breach of contract claim. The district court relied on the Seventh Circuit's widely adopted Sad...

Alvarado-Arenas v. Sessions  
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 15-2987

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, a citizen of Mexico, challenged the denial of his motion to reopen an order of removal in absentia when he failed to appear for a removal hearing in an immigration court. The court concluded that petitioner f...

Noah Steffy v. City of Fort Smith
Date: March 22, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3276
United States v. Hudson  
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3744

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon. The court held that United States v. Pulliam is controlling law and rejected defendant's argument...

Liles v. C.S. McCrossan, Inc.  
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3801

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against CSM, alleging civil rights violations after she was terminated. The district court granted summary judgment to CSM. The court concluded that plaintiff failed to establish the causation elemen...

United States v. Price  
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1334

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 110 month sentence after pleading guilty to possessing firearms as a felon. The court concluded that the record supported the district court's conclusion that defendant's prior convictions for atte...

United States v. Thurman Wade, Jr.
Date: March 21, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1766
OmegaGenesis Corp. v. Mayo Foundation  
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3346

Justia Opinion Summary: Omega filed suit against Mayo, alleging claims of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The parties had entered into an Exclusive Paten...

Tamara Bough v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2042
Jeffrey Pettit v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2629
Yan Zhang v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: March 16, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3169