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Charles Sokpa-Anku v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3230
Tynisha Reinerio v. The Bank of New York Mellon
Date: August 26, 2016
Docket Number: 16-1181
Bremer v. Johnson  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-1163

Justia Opinion Summary: The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, Pub. L. No. 109-248, 120 Stat. 587, limits who may file a petition for a visa on behalf of an immediate family member who is a foreign national. In 2009, Joel Breme...

Auer v. City of Minot  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Numbers: 15-2021, 15-2386

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants alleging that they violated various provisions of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. 1681-1681x, by obtaining copies of her credit report. The district court granted t...

Colleen M. Auer v. City of Minot
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2386
United States v. Rodriguez  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2723

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with possession of a machinegun and unlawful possession of an assault rifle. The government appealed the district court's suppression of evidence gained after police entered defendant's residence wi...

Larson v. Ferrellgas Partners  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-2789

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the district court's dismissal of their claims for damages in their action against Ferrellgas and AmeriGas under Section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. 1. Plaintiffs alleged that defendants acted in...

Lockhart v. United States  
Date: August 25, 2016
Docket Number: 15-3156

Justia Opinion Summary: After a federal employee injured plaintiff in a car accident, plaintiff filed suit against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 1346(b)(1). The district court found the government 100% at...

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...