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Watson v. Air Methods Corp.  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1900

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against his former employer, Air Methods, in state court for wrongful discharge in violation of public policy. Air Methods removed to federal court and the district court, relying on this court's dec...

United States v. Jensen  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2156

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pled guilty to receiving child pornography and was sentenced to 240 months in prison. The court concluded that the district court did not err by imposing a sentencing enhancement for obstruction of justice unde...

United States v. Tut Gach Keuk
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2280
Reece v. Colvin  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2460

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the denial of her Social Security benefits, arguing that the ALJ's determination that she is not disabled is not supported by substantial evidence on the record as a whole. Plaintiff claimed that she w...

Mays v. Hamburg Sch. Dist.  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2915

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the district court's order granting the District's motion to approve the closure of Wilmot Elementary School and to modify the gifted and talented (GT) requirements for the District. In 1988, plaintif...

English v. United States  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3129

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 180 months in prison. Petitioner then filed a pro se motion to vacate his sentence under 28 U.S.C. 2255, but the district court den...

United States v. Starks  
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-3760, 15-3844

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the denial of his motions to reduce his sentence under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2). In this case, the district court did not determine whether defendant's untimely notice of appeal was the result of excusable...

United States v. Pierre Starks
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3844
United States v. Tracy Vaughn
Date: August 24, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1060
Jackson v. Old EPT, LLC  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1078

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, hourly production employees, filed suit against their employer, EaglePicher, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 U.S.C. 201-219, and the Missouri Minimum Wage Law, Mo. Rev. Stat. 290.500-290.530. Pl...

United States v. Casey James Godfrey
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2293
Duffie v. City of Lincoln  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2431

Justia Opinion Summary: After the LPD conducted a high-risk traffic stop of plaintiff, he filed suit against the City and three officers involved in the stop under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for deprivation of his constitutional rights. The district court...

United States v. Burns  
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2660

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 97 months in prison. The court concluded that the district court did not abuse its discretion by imposing enhancements for "sadistic" mater...

Scott Meyer v. Bryan McKinley
Date: August 23, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1209
Schmitz v. Sun Life Assurance Co.  
Date: August 22, 2016
Docket Number: 14-3701

Justia Opinion Summary: After he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, plaintiff applied for long term disability benefits under his Sun Life policy. The policy required plaintiff to provide written notice of his claim within 30 days of the en...