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
Deshawn Fletcher v. United States
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1220
United States v. Robert Dinkins
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1732
Samuel Zean v. Fairview Health Services
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1747
Showin Keon Davis v. United States
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1840
Michael Blaes v. Johnson & Johnson, et al
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2080
United States v. Sheehan Grant
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2687
United States v. Diamond Cooper
Date: May 26, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3384
Jose Doe v. Dave Goodman
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2100
United States v. Soliz  
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2161

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 235 month sentence after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The Eighth Circuit affirmed, holding that the district court committed no proce...

Jose Valle Chacon v. Loretta E. Lynch
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2266
United States v. James Borden
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2571
Food Market Merchandising v. Scottsdale Indemnity  
Date: May 25, 2017
Docket Number: 16-3427

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Scottsdale for coverage under a Business and Management Indemnity Policy. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Scottsdale, holding that Food Market pr...

Rosemann v. St. Louis Bank  
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 15-3965

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from Martin Sigillito's Ponzi scheme known as the British Lending Program (BLP). Plaintiffs, seeking to recoup losses due to the BLP, filed suit against St. Louis Bank, alleging violations of Missouri's U...

Kesheanna Jackson v. Norac, Inc.
Date: May 24, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2971