Eighth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Established in 1868, the US 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 US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States v. Walker  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1680

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from resentencing, the Eighth Circuit reversed the district court’s application of the USSG 2K2.1(b)(6)(B) sentencing enhancement for possessing a firearm in connection with another felony offense, and remanded...

United States v. Brabant-Scribner  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2825

Justia Opinion Summary: Offer of compromise is not a reasonable alternative to seizure under 26 C.F.R. sec. 301.6334-1(d)(1), which requires an alternative for collection, not an alternative to collection. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the distri...

Scudder v. Dolgencorp, LLC  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2941

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's order granting summary judgment for Dollar General in an action brought by plaintiff, after returning from military service, alleging that the company denied him reemploym...

Hillesheim v. Holiday Stationstores, Inc.  
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3143

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair for mobility, filed suit against Holiday, alleging that the company discriminated against him in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA...

United States v. Casey Lindus
Date: August 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3504
Wiggins v. United States  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4540

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed movant's 10 year sentence where he accepted the government's reoffer of the sentence in a plea agreement. The court held that the appeal was timely filed because the district court's order gra...

Medtronic, Inc. & Consolidated Subsidiaries v. Comissioner  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1866

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated the tax court's valuation of Medtronic's true income for the 2005 and 2006 tax years. The Commissioner claimed that Medtronic shifted income from its highly profitable U.S. operations and intan...

United States v. David Floyd
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2470
Ferrell v. Air EVAC EMS, Inc.  
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2554

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff brought a putative class action against Air EVAC asserting three claims for relief under Arkansas law. The district court dismissed all claims as preempted by the express preemption provision in the Airline Der...

Lexayra Lozano-Reyes v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: August 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2992
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. v. Melin  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1172

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this case after holding that retroactive application of Minnesota's revocation-upon-divorce statute did not violate the Contracts Clause. In light of the Supreme Court's remand, the Eighth Circ...

Nelson v. Charles City Community School District  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1164

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the school district in an action filed by plaintiffs of a student, alleging violation of the student's rights under the Rehabilitation Act whe...

McChesney v. Hunter  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of Robert McChesney's suit against the Commission after it imposed a civil penalty on him as treasurer of Bart McLeay's campaign for United States Senate in Nebr...

Marsh v. Phelps County  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1260

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the County and others in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging that plaintiff was sexually assaulted by former corrections officer Louis Campana. T...

United States v. Steinmetz  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3061

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for production of child pornography. The court held that the district court did not err by denying defendant's motion to suppress evidence seized from his home during a...