2018 Eighth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

United States v. McGee  
Date: May 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2080

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The court held that the district court did not err by imposing sentencing...

Garcia-Urbano v. Sessions  
Date: May 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1571

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision upholding the IJ's denial of petitioner's application for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). T...

United States v. Clifton Cloyd
Date: May 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2748
Muncy v. CIR  
Date: May 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2576

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the tax court's order finding that taxpayer owed additional income taxes and penalties. The court held that the person that issued the notice of deficiency was in a supervisory position and th...

Ahmed v. Sessions  
Date: May 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2035

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and voluntary departure. The court held that the record contained sufficient facts to sup...

United States v. Holt  
Date: May 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2170

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he violated his terms of supervision. The court held that the district court properly considered the relevant factors and did not procedurally err in failing to expl...

United States v. Hill  
Date: May 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1582

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit held that defendant's challenge to his revocation sentence was moot because he had served the sentence and been release from custody. The court vacated the mandatory condition of supervised release req...

Tammy Gates v. Commissioner, Social Security
Date: May 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2270
Anthony Marshall v. Karen Grant
Date: May 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2982
United States v. Roger Willis
Date: May 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3410
Faidley v. United Parcel Service  
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1073

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit granted rehearing en banc and vacated the panel opinion in Faidley v. United Parcel Serv. of Am., Inc., 853 F.3d 447 (8th Cir. 2017). The court affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment...

United States v. Sanchez-Rojas  
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3734

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to unlawful reentry as a removed alien after an aggravated felony conviction. The court held that the district court did not plainly err by increas...

United States v. Benton  
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-3861, 16-3862, 16-3864

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed Defendants Benton, Tate, and Kesari's conviction of causing false records, causing false campaign expenditure reports, engaging in a false statements scheme; and conspiring to commit these off...

United States v. Jesse Benton
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3862
United States v. Jesse Benton
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3864
United States v. Darren Stepp-Zafft
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1558
United States v. Hardin  
Date: May 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1616

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that evidence regarding the firearm's operability was properly excluded because it would have yielded substan...

Zola v. TD Ameritrade, Inc.  
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-3013, 16-3016, 16-3019

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed separate class action complaints against TD Ameritrade, alleging that the company breached its duty of best execution when it routed client orders to buy and sell securities to trading venues that paid T...

Jay Zola v. TD Ameritrade, Inc.
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3016
Jay Zola v. TD Ameritrade, Inc.
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3019
Williams v. Mannis  
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2017

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity and state statutory immunity. Plaintiff had filed suit against defendant and others, alleging...

United States v. Benjamin Henderson
Date: May 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2938
United States v. Danny Wolfe
Date: May 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2145
Jose Romero-Larin v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3903
Argus Leader Media v. Food Marketing Institute  
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1346

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed on remand the district court's conclusion that Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) did not apply to SNAP redemption information. The court rejected the USDA's claim that relea...

United States v. Diamond Thompson
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1351
Jose Romero-Larin v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1868
United States v. Padilla  
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2025

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to drug and firearms charges. The court held that no plain procedural error occurred, and any such error would have been harmless because the distr...

Wilfrido Pujols v. Pujols Family Foundation
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3414
United States v. Dominique Darden
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3506
Chester Vaughn v. Warden James Gibson
Date: May 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3529
Ryan v. Ryan  
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3149

Justia Opinion Summary: Stacy Ryan filed suit against Streck, Inc. and Connie Ryan, alleging violations of section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b-5, and multiple violations of Nebraska...

Lonesome Dove Petroleum, Inc. v. Holt  
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-3467, 16-3611

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendant in an action alleging claims of negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and denial of equitable relief. The court held that...

Lonesome Dove Petroleum, Inc. v. John H. Holt
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3611
Nathan Hoggard v. Roger Page
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2525
Judy Shotwell v. Regional West Medical Center
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2561
United States v. Sanjuana Aaron
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2602
William Cody v. Ashley McDonald
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2611
United States v. Tommie Thompson
Date: May 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3157
Berenguer v. Anoka County  
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4123

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former MLB player, filed suit alleging violations of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), 18 U.S.C. 2721-25, after an audit revealed that officers from over thirty departments had accessed his informa...

United States v. Shumpert  
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1168

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of bank robbery, holding that the district court did not err by failing to suppress an in-court identification. The court explained that, even if the district court erre...

Cutcliff v. Reuter  
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1465

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment orders in an action where creditors were attempting to collect on judgments against Vertical and Defendant Reuter by levying assets now belonging to Reute...

United States v. Clayton Gregory
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1891
Webb v. City of Maplewood  
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2381

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's ruling that the City was not immune from a 42 U.S.C. 1983 suit in a putative class action alleging that the City's policy or custom of automatically issuing arrest warrant...

United States v. Norman Dudley
Date: May 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2919
Phillip Thompson v. Bank of NY Mellon Trust Co.
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4157
United States v. Larry Reese
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1773
United States v. Pyles  
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2116

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 180 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not err in concluding that defendant's prior conv...

United States v. David Lemmon
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2457
Charles Richards v. City of Des Moines Police Dept
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2656
United States v. Mark Hall
Date: May 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3387
Fryberger v. University of Arkansas  
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4505

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial in part of the University's motion to dismiss an action alleging violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The district court refused to dismiss t...

Smoky Hills Wind Project II v. Independence, Missouri  
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1091, 17-1171

Justia Opinion Summary: Smoky II filed a breach of contract suit against the city when it did not receive payment from the city on invoices related to curtailed energy (wind energy that was not actually produced because the producer was directe...

Smoky Hills Wind Project II v. City of Independence, Missouri
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1171
United States v. Jacob Watters
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1271
Ellen E. Packenham Stanley v. Commissioner, Social Security
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2255
Randolph Rabbe v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc
Date: May 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2906
Richard Elbert v. Gilbert Carter
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4077
United States v. Garcia  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4523

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence of the methamphetamine that an investigator found in defendant's luggage on an Amtrak train. The court held that the dist...

United States v. Grimes  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4529

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 228 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to attempted distribution of child pornography, attempted receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. The court he...

United States v. Benson  
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2094

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) (felon in possession of a firearm), in violation of 18 U.S.C. 371. The court held that the district co...

Latoya Owens v. Linn Companies
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2585
United States v. Mark Lembo
Date: May 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2861
Simmons v. Smith  
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3899

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for NPS, in an action alleging violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 706, in establishing the boundaries of the Niobrara...

Andrews v. Schafer  
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4351

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was committed to the custody of the Missouri Department of Mental Health for treatment after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity under Missouri state law when he fired shots in the direction of two of...

Arthur English v. Jim Payne
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4404
East Iowa Plastics, Inc. v. PI, Inc.  
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4574

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit considered this trademark dispute on remand. In the previous appeal, the court asked the district court to address state-law questions pertaining to the availability of attorney's fees and the ownershi...

Courtney Clark v. Tom Roy
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1475
Rex Gard v. Bob Dooley
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1583
United States v. Cross  
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1982

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and 120 month sentence of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The court affirmed the denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence s...

McPherson v. Brennan  
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2098

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that he was improperly rejected for the position of Criminal Investigator with the USPS in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. 621 et seq., and that he s...

Judith Harvey v. Ozark Community Hospital
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2552
United States v. Julian Mix-Perez
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2707
United States v. Pablo Carrillo
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2889
United States v. Jason Kirlin
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2890
United States v. Jason Clark
Date: April 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3026
United States v. Pettis  
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3988

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated defendant's sentence and remanded for resentencing under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that defendant'...

Glenn Harlow v. United States
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4048
United States v. Moberg  
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4295

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The court held that the district court properly admitted defendant's statemen...

United States v. Armando Valerio
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1255
Halbrook v. Mallinckrodt, LLC  
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1452, 17-2215

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, asserting wrongful death claims under the public liability provision of the Price-Anderson Nuclear Industries Indemnity Act, alleging exposure to nuclear radiation during World Wa...

Chismarich v. Berryhill  
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1453

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the Commissioner's denial of disability benefits and dismissal of plaintiff's complaint under 42 U.S.C. 405(g). The court held that the record overwhelmingly supported the determination that p...

Erick Isabel Ruiz-Garcia v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1486
Russell Halbrook v. Mallinckrodt, LLC
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2215
United States v. Juvenile Male  
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2605

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's order transferring defendant for criminal prosecution as an adult under 18 U.S.C. 5032. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion by deciding to...

David Librace v. Deborah Wright
Date: April 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3073
ZW USA, Inc. v. PWD Systems, LLC  
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-3999, 16-4035

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to PWD on a trademark infringement claim filed by ZW, another company that sells plastic bags for picking up and disposing of dog waste. The cour...

ZW USA, Inc. v. PWD Systems, LLC
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4035
United States v. Goldsberry  
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4315, 16-4327

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in applying an enhancement under U...

United States v. Jody Goldsberry
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4327
The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors v. The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis  
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1079

Justia Opinion Summary: The Committee, which represented more that 400 clergy sexual abuse claimants, appealed the district court's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's denial of the Committee's motion for substantive consolidation of debt...

United States v. Willard Paul Farrell, III
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1130
United States v. Michael Antwain Modisett
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1287
United States v. Rashad  
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1545

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of an 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) sentence reduction based upon Sentencing Guidelines Amendment 782. Amendment 782, in most cases, retroactively reduced the drug quantity...

United States v. Teresa Witthar
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1751
Donaldson v. Kansas City Southern Railway Co.  
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2039

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment against plaintiff in an action alleging that Southern negligently maintained the roadway at a crossing where its three tracks intersected a state...

United States v. Larry Navarete
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2294
Kenneth Werbach v. University of Arkansas
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2767
United States v. Tyron Young
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2885
United States v. Houck  
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3045

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of defendant's motion to suppress evidence found in his recreational vehicle (RV). The court held that the district court erred by finding that the search of the RV...

Abraham Grant v. Estella Bland
Date: April 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3709
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation v. U.S. Corps of Engineers  
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4283

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tribe filed suit alleging that the Corps violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in issuing permit and exemption determinations to...

Briggs v. Hon. Charles Rendlen  
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1143, 18-1169

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the imposition of sanctions on Ross. H. Briggs for contempt of an order and for misleading the bankruptcy court. The court held that the bankruptcy court had authority to enter sanctions for e...

United States v. Ford  
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1225

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the trial court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence. The court held that the it was reasonable for officers to believe that defendant was a resident of the home; a protective s...

Parker v. Arkansas Department of Correction  
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1380

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of an age discrimination claim. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in deciding not to admit a Department of Corrections internal...

United States v. Patrick Evers
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1826
Ross Briggs v. Hon. Charles Rendlen
Date: April 25, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1169
Groenewold v. Kelley  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of defendants' motion to dismiss an action filed by plaintiff, challenging the termination of his employment from the University. The court held that plaintiff's spe...

United States v. Bart  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1236

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiracy to commit visa fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud in foreign labor contracting, and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The court held that the evide...

Mayorga-Rosa v. Sessions  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1643

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's dismissal of petitioner's appeal of his denial of asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). The court held tha...

United States v. Stephens  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2308

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for obstruction of justice for threatening to retaliate. The court held that the difference between the verdict director and the indictment was so immaterial as to be de...

Camacho v. Kelley  
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2332

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner challenged the district court's denial of his petition for habeas relief after he pleaded guilty to an accomplice to murder charge and was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. The Eighth Circui...

H. Austin v. Hanover Insurance Company
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2717
United States v. Jason Ellis
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3139
United States v. Carl Merlo
Date: April 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3286
United States v. Kinney  
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3764

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed defendant's sentence for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. The court held that the North Dakota law for accomplice to burglary, wh...

Pizza Pro Equipment, etc. v. CIR
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1297
United States v. DeMarko Collins
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1637
Derrick Booth v. P. Smith
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2045
United States v. Leo Yeager
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2226
United States v. Montarris Raiford
Date: April 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2893
Andrew Maxey v. United States
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3299
Thomas Ingrassia v. Unknown Kim
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4110
United States v. Thompson  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4436

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of seven special conditions of supervised release. The special conditions were imposed after revocation of defendant's supervised release and new sentence after...

Foster v. Minnesota  
Date: April 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1177

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a class action against Harne defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the State's failure to share annual payments under a Settlement Agreement, where Minnesota released and forever discharged tobac...

Hill v. Accounts Receivable Services, LLC  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4356

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Accounts Receivable in an action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692 et seq. The court held that the district court...

United States v. Nicholas Salinas
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2063
The Paddock, LLC v. Bennett  
Date: April 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6025

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's orders confirming debtors' chapter 13 plan. In order for the anti-modification provisions of 8 U.S.C. 1322(b)(2) to apply, creditors' claim must both be secu...

United States v. Trae Bell
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2727
HIP, Inc. v. Hormel Foods Corp.  
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-3679, 16-3872

Justia Opinion Summary: Unitherm filed suit against Hormel, alleging that Hormel wrongfully terminated a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) and breached a Mutual Confidential Disclosure Agreement (MCDA). Hormel counterclaimed and alleged that Un...

HIP, Inc. FKA Unitherm Food Sy v. Hormel Foods Corporation
Date: April 18, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3872
United States v. Fernando Hernandez-Beltran
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1033
United States v. Arthur Powell
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1349
United States v. Fernando Hernandez-Beltran
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2120
Randolph Rabbe v. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc
Date: April 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2404
Lance Gerald Milliman v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: April 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2719
United States v. George Reed
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4521
United States v. Tracy Smith
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1006
United States v. Daytoviane McLemore
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1683
United States v. McLemore  
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1684, 17-1683

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers Richter and Sullivan, patrolling a high crime neighborhood, observed McLemore standing by a BMW parked at a residence frequented by gang members. Days earlier, investigating reports of a nearby shooting, Richter...

Wa'il Muhannad v. Doug Peterson
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1785
David Hieb v. Chad Pringle
Date: April 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2903
United States v. Sulif Wilkins
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4026
Mia Daugherty v. AAA Auto Club of Missouri
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1956
Whitney v. City of St. Louis  
Date: April 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2019

Justia Opinion Summary: After being arrested, Whitney was taken to the St. Louis University Hospital for treatment of an irregular heartbeat. He attempted to escape and said that he wanted the police to take his life so that he would not be se...

Kuehl v. Sellner  
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-1624, 16-3147

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against defendants under the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq., seeking to enjoin defendants' mistreatment of endangered species. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's order...

Tracey Kuehl v. Pamela Sellner
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3147
Leonetti's Frozen Foods,Inc. v. Crew, Inc.  
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1445

Justia Opinion Summary: Leonetti's filed suit against Crew for negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and trade libel. Leonetti's alleged that an email sent by the president of Crew caused Sam's Club to decline to purchase Le...

United States v. Dallman  
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1458

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to one count of failure to register as a sex offender after traveling in interstate commerce in violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 18 U.S.C. 2250(a). On appeal, defe...

United States v. Terry Sanders
Date: April 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2808
United States v. Scott Goodwin-Bey
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1819
United States v. Reid  
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1864

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with intent to distribute. The court held that defendant's prior Missouri convictions under section 195.211, RSMo 2002 qualifi...

United States v. Thomas  
Date: April 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2213

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that defendant's prior Missouri convictions under section 195.211, RSMo 2...

City of Kennett v. Env. Prot. Agency  
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1713

Justia Opinion Summary: The City of Kennett, Missouri, sued the Environmental Protection Agency, challenging the EPA’s approval of a total maximum daily load for Buffalo Ditch. Buffalo Ditch was a stream that ran southwest into Arkansas from th...

United States v. Austin  
Date: April 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6024

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether substantial evidence was presented in support of the objection as a matter of law sufficient to rebut the Internal Revenue Service’s (“IRS”) proof of claim. Debtors-appellees Scott and A...

United States v. Naylor  
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2047

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 180 month sentence after pleading guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Eighth Circuit vacated the sentence, holding that defendant's prior Missouri second-degree bur...

Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.  
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3417

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from litigation establishing that FAG Bearings was solely responsible for the TCE contamination in Silver Creek and Saginaw. Schaeffler Group subsequently acquired the facility. In this case, plaintif...

Morgantown Machine & Hydraulics of Ohio v. American Piping Products, Inc.  
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3834

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of American Piping's motion to dismiss the complaint in an action filed by Morgantown for breach of implied warranties. The court held that Morgantown failed to stat...

Sagoe v. Sessions  
Date: April 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4212

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's affirmance of the IJ's decision to deny the I-751 petition, to terminate petitioner's permanent resident status, and to have her removed under 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)...

Daryl Diemer v. United States
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3403
MCC Iowa v. Iowa City  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3696

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the City and ImOn in an action brought by Mediacom, seeking declarations that certain resolutions were void and that the City could not permit...

United States v. Hampton  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-3971, 17-1607

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, an African-American man, was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's partial denial of his Batson v. Kentucky challenge to the government's use o...

United States v. Deandre Brown
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4136
United States v. Peterson  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4288

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence on four counts of the deprivation of his female probationers' civil rights. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to support defendant's convict...

United States v. Daniel  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4534

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of aiding and abetting the interference with commerce by robbery, and aiding and abetting the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. The court he...

Wright v. RL Liquor  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1133

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, who was paralyzed from the waist down and used a wheelchair, filed suit against RL Liquor for violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), after he encountered barriers at the store. The E...

United States v. Ritchison  
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1238

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's vacatur of defendant's 15-year sentence and resentence to a 10-year term of imprisonment following Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), and Welch v. United St...

United States v. Bobby Hampton
Date: April 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1607
Hales v. Casey's Marketing Co.  
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3770

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her former employer for hostile work environment sexual harassment and retaliatory termination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Iowa Civil Rights Act (ICRA)....

Wirtz v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC  
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4069

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment against Specialized Loan Servicing, in an action alleging violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Minnesota Mortg...

United States v. Anton Alexander Martynenko
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4437
Lopez-Coronado De Lopez v. Sessions  
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4457

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied the petitions for review of the BIA's order denying petitioner's applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Petitioner, on behalf of...

Wengert v. Rajendran  
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4571

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment against plaintiff in an action seeking funds from her husband's trust that was transferred from an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA...

United States v. Kenton Dayne Eagle Chasing
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1142
Apollyon Kennedy-Bey v. Metropolitan Council
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1835
Glen Springer v. Benjamin Caple
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2096
United States v. Alvaro Aguilar
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2220
United States v. Omar Maria
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2533
Depositors Insurance Company v. Carolyn Hall
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2600
Matthew Prow v. Tom Roy
Date: April 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2883
Burnikel v. Fong  
Date: April 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3930

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging claims of excessive force and municipal liability, as well as state tort claims. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of the offic...

Robinett v. United States  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3057

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's conclusion that petitioner had at least three qualifying prior convictions under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA). The court held that defendant's prior conviction for...

Graham v. Young  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4260, 16-4448

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner, extradited from Canada and then convicted of felony murder in violation of South Dakota law, appealed the district court's denial of his petition for habeas relief. Petitioner argued that this appeal concerne...

Sisney v. Kaemingk  
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4313, 16-4480

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a pro se civil rights action against four South Dakota corrections officials, asserting both facial and as-applied challenges to the State's prison-pornography policy. The Eighth Circuit found it prudent...

John Graham v. Darin Young
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4448
Charles Sisney v. Denny Kaemingk
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4480
United States v. Broc Waltermeyer
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1212
United States v. Dewan Wilson
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1642
United States v. Maurice Malone
Date: March 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1731
United States v. Swopes  
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1797

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit held that the district court properly classified defendant's second degree robbery conviction in violation of Missouri law as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(...

Davis v. Anthony, Inc.  
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4051

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of an action alleging that defendant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. 12101-12213. Plaintiff has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchai...

Wigley v. Wigley  
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4075

Justia Opinion Summary: Debtor's wife, who was not a party to the bankruptcy court proceedings, appealed several of the bankruptcy court's orders. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy appellate panel's dismissal of her appeal, holding tha...

United States v. Loyd  
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4150

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 324 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1591(a), and production of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2251(a)....

United States v. Nelson Olmeda
Date: March 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2464
Jesus Parada-Castro v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: March 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2149
Cravener v. Shuster  
Date: March 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1971

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's denial of qualified immunity to deputies in an action under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging excessive force. In this case, each of the deputies knew that plaintiff w...

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees v. NLRB  
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-3686, 16-3940

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied IATSE's petition for review of the Board's decision finding that IATSE violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) through its hiring practices. The court held that the Board's conclusion t...

International Alliance v. NLRB
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3940
John Shelton v. Commissioner, Social Security
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2787
Fulmer v. Fifth Third Equipment Finance Co.  
Date: March 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6017

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) affirmed the bankruptcy court's orders dismissing the trustee's complaint and denying leave to file a further amended complaint. The panel held that the ultimate issue presented was w...

United States v. Jermaine Harris
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3745
Rogers v. King  
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4209

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against defendant, a police officer, after the officer shot and killed Marilyn Denise Ambrose-Boyd during a welfare check. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment,...

Charles Burgett v. The General Store No Two Inc.
Date: March 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1916
Roundtree v. United States  
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3298

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand, the district court concluded that petitioner was procedurally barred from asserting a claim under Burrage v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 881, 892 (2014), denied relief, and issued a certificate of appealability....

United States v. Paul  
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3832

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for three counts of commercial sex trafficking in violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), 18 U.S.C. 1591(a). The court held that the evidence was suf...

United States v. Gary Allen Kachina
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4094
United States v. Suhl  
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4174

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for bribing an Arkansas state official. The court held that the indictment adequately stated the offenses of honest-services and federal-funds bribery; because the indic...

Dustin Worthey v. United States
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1443
Pittman Cheapoo v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2352
United States v. Christin Barnes
Date: March 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2952
Disability Support Alliance v. Heartwood Enterprises, LLC  
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1759

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Eric Wong and the Disability Support Alliance (DSA), filed suit against Heartwood, alleging public accommodation violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Minnesota Human R...

United States v. Alfonso Faison
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1621
United States v. Gene Barris
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1691
Rodney DeWalt v. The City of Brooklyn Park, MN
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2196
United States v. Kelly Conwell
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2329
Gamada Hussein v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2513
United States v. Adam Lamons
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2632
United States v. Ben Culbertson
Date: March 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2876
United States v. Brandon Wilson
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3598
Walker v. White  
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1345

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an inmate at a correctional center, filed suit against two officers under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for failure to protect in violation of the Eighth Amendment. The jury found for the officers and plaintiff appealed. The...

United States v. Jerry Puckett
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1484
United States v. Curtis Dale
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1505
United States v. Ezekiel Mitchell
Date: March 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1698
Allison v. Centris Federal Credit Union  
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3923

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision affirming the bankruptcy court's finding that funds investors transferred to TSF were part of TSF's Chapter 7 bankruptcy estate. The court held that Judge Hasting...

Billy Fleshner v. Matthew Tiedt
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4022
United States v. Robert Caldwell
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1721
United States v. Timothy Jokubeit
Date: March 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2062
United States v. Jakheeno Stewart
Date: March 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2304
Flynt v. Lombardi  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-1295, 16-2232

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of intervenor's motion to unseal certain judicial records. The underlying litigation involved an omnibus Eighth Amendment challenge to Missouri's execution protocol...

Boaz v. United States  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4127

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2255 petition to vacate a sentence in light of Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551, 2563 (2015). The court held that petitioner's prior Arizona conviction for e...

United States v. Espinoza  
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4485, 16-4486

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed Defendant Espinoza and Tizoc's conviction and sentence for distributing methamphetamine and Espinoza's conviction for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. The court held that...

Juan Gomez-Lorenzo v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1240
United States v. Crisconi Davis, Jr.
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1302
United States v. Anthony Walls
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1446
Steven Pinder v. Alva McDowell
Date: March 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1514
Stephens v. Jessup  
Date: March 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2101

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant, a police officer, in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action. The court held that the district court erred in granting summary judgment on...

United States v. Sean Lewis
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2136
Cornelius Williams, Jr. v. Corizon
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2210
Kevin Pennington v. AR Game & Fish Commission
Date: March 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2338
Cathy Rodriguez v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: March 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1435
John Asirifi v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: March 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1985
United States v. Robertson  
Date: March 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3645

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiracy to possess and distribute 100 grams or more of PCP and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The court remanded for correction of defendant's sentence on...

United States v. Carron Primus
Date: March 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1269
Bucklew v. Precythe  
Date: March 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3052

Justia Opinion Summary: Russell Bucklew was sentenced to death after being convicted of murder, kidnapping, and rape. At issue on appeal was whether the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, as applied, barred Missouri officials from employing a pr...

Raines v. Burningham  
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4141

Justia Opinion Summary: The guardian of John Raines IV's estate filed suit against defendants after Raines was shot at twenty-one times and became paralyzed from his gunshot injuries. The Eighth Circuit dismissed defendants' appeal from the dis...

United States v. Clay  
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4303

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon. The court held that the district court did violate defendant's Fifth and Sixth Amendment right to p...

United States v. Peebles  
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1126

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for two offenses related to his participation in a drug trafficking conspiracy. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of conspiracy to d...

Mick v. Raines  
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1644

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendants, alleging claims under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for use of excessive force, unreasonable search and seizure based on his arrest, failure to protect, conspiracy to deprive him of constitution...

Tammy Banks v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1648
Manuel Ordaz-Flores v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: March 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1665
United States v. Zachary Tew
Date: March 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4339
United States v. Jose Yepez
Date: March 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4543
United States v. Bernard Gleghorn
Date: March 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4569
John Doe v. University of Arkansas
Date: March 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2328
United States v. Randy Smith
Date: March 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2499
L'Keith Irving v. Corporal Heath Dickson
Date: March 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3246
Steve Curtis v. Nucor Corporation
Date: March 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1388
Wilma Pennington-Thurman v. Barry Schermer
Date: March 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2041
Barry Aaron v. Marshall Reed
Date: March 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2064
Captiva Lake Investments v. Fidelity National Title Insurance  
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-1854, 16-1923

Justia Opinion Summary: Fidelity filed suit seeking a declaration that a title insurance policy did not cover mechanics' liens. Captiva filed counterclaims, which sought a declaration that the policy covered the mechanics' liens and which asser...

Captiva Lake Investments v. Fidelity National Title Ins.
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1923
Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.  
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3385

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment on remand in favor of defendants in an action filed by mortgage loan borrowers alleging violation of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Specificall...

United States v. Craig Thomas
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3952
Roberts v. Unimin Corp.  
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4172

Justia Opinion Summary: Present lessors sought a declaratory judgment against Unimin Corporation, the present lessee, that the lease at issue created a tenancy at will. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment...

United States v. Ryser  
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4365

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's sentence imposed after defendant violated the conditions of her probation by participating in an illegal "lottery" scam. The court held that the district court did not abu...

United States v. Waters  
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1423

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence seized during a search of his residence while executing an arrest warrant. The court held that the district court properl...

United States v. Todd Boyd
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1922
United States v. Collins  
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2246

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence discovered during a search following a warrantless car stop. In this case, defendant pleaded guilty to unlawful possessio...

Tyrone Ellis v. Brett Butler
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2500
Frederick Pitchford v. Joseph Boeckmann
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2504
United States v. Watson  
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2558

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for multiple offenses related to a counterfeiting scheme. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to sustain a conviction for making counterfeit sec...

United States v. Michael Holmes
Date: February 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3552
Jay Lamont v. United States
Date: February 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1571
United States v. Andrew Christensen
Date: February 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2523
United States v. Andrew Christensen
Date: February 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2524
United States v. Douglas Packett
Date: February 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3089
United States v. Douglas Packett
Date: February 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3382
United States v. Class  
Date: February 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4503

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence. The court held that the district court did not clearly err in concluding that the unconstitutional seizure and detentio...

Manuel Garcia Ortiz v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: February 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1252
United States v. Philip Lampe
Date: February 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2621
United States v. Alvin Wade Summers
Date: February 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4265
Samuel Bryce Silk, Jr. v. United States
Date: February 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4428
United States v. Eleazar Rios Araujo
Date: February 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1065
Aerotek, Inc. v. NLRB  
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4520, 17-1206

Justia Opinion Summary: Aerotek petitioned for review of the Board's decision affirming the ALJ's findings that Aerotek violated the National Labor Relations Act in not hiring the Salts and not considering them for hiring. A "salting" campaign...

United States v. Reuben Stewart
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4548
Aerotek, Inc. v. NLRB
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1206
Booth v. Kelley  
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1218

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to defendant with respect to his Arkansas arson conviction. The court found that trial counsel's choice not to challenge a fire investigator's test...

United States v. Jones  
Date: February 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1710

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 188 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. The court declined to disturb the sentence on the mere absence of a se...

Little Otters of Love, LLC v. Kailen Rosenberg
Date: February 20, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4153
Qwinstar Corp. v. Anthony  
Date: February 16, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4517, 17-1809

Justia Opinion Summary: Qwinstar and Pro Logistics entered into an agreement wherein Qwinstar would purchase Pro Logistics and employ its owner for a term of five years. Qwinstar fired the owner a few months after the sale and filed suit allegi...

Winfrey v. Forrest City, Arkansas  
Date: February 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1604

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint that alleged claims related to his termination from the police department. The court held that plaintiff's retaliation claim, on its fac...

Qwinstar Corporation v. Curtis Anthony
Date: February 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1809
United States v. Gregory Wieskamp
Date: February 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1463
United States v. Antonio Thomas
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4524
United States v. Michael Sheehan
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2197
United States v. Joseph Henderson
Date: February 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2390
United States v. William Thomas
Date: February 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1129
Estelean Dodge v. Hartford Life & Accident
Date: February 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1417
Hector Morales-Tigu v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: February 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1697
United States v. Camron Pete, Jr.
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4152
Timothy Watkins v. Brad Perkins
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1598
Jeffrey Miller v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2043
United States v. Jose Victor
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2322
United States v. Daniel Loza-Ramirez
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2465
United States v. Dominic Turner
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2581
James Rus v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: February 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2587
United States v. Sotelo-Valdovinos  
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4101, 17-1159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit dismissed defendants' appeals after they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The court held that the change of plea hearings and plea agreements confirmed that defendants knowin...

United States v. George Brown
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4130
United States v. Tony Pledge
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4149
United States v. Chad Saeugling
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4188
United States v. Charles Roark
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4291
United States v. Aamir Hafiz-Thompson
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4330
United States v. Jesus Sotelo-Valdovinos
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1159
United States v. Clinton Sotomayor
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1626
United States v. Nathaniel Matlock
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1959
United States v. Charles Johnson
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1974
United States v. Kevin Lee
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2355
United States v. Johnny Callen
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2372
United States v. Justin Munson
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2419
United States v. Aldreias Campbell
Date: February 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2491
United States v. Alan Turner
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4516
Estate of Leon Walker, Jr. v. Wallace  
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1058

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's order denying defendant's motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity. The court held that defendant, a building inspector, did not need probable cause to ente...

The-Nimrod Sterling v. Tracy Taylor
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2150
United States v. George Rock
Date: February 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2310
United States v. George Pate
Date: February 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4282
United States v. Rogers  
Date: February 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1247

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's application of a nine-level sentencing enhancement for recklessly endangering the safety of an aircraft under USSG 2A5.2(a)(2). In this case, defendant pleaded guilty to o...

Apex Oil Company, Inc. v. Jones Stephens Corp.  
Date: February 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3684

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment dismissing several products liability claims brought against Jones Stephens Corporation by Apex Oil. Applying Arkansas law to this dispute, the c...

Burks v. Kelley  
Date: February 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3718

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated the district court's order determining that petitioner's one-year statute of limitations for his habeas petition should be equitably tolled. As a preliminary matter, the court held that the dis...

Wilcox v. United States  
Date: February 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of the United States' motion to substitute parties and motion to dismiss, as well as Lake Regional's motion for summary judgment. Plaintiff filed suit against defend...

Thomas v. Berryhill  
Date: February 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4559

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated the district court's decision affirming the denial of social security disability benefits to plaintiff. The court held that substantial evidence on the record as a whole supported the ALJ's dec...

United States v. Roberts  
Date: February 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1366

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions for wire fraud and sentence of 48 months in prison. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to convict defendant of the substantive wire fraud counts and the...

United States v. Metcalf  
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4006

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of committing a hate crime in violation of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, 18 U.S.C. 249(a)(1). The court held that the dist...

United States v. Thompson  
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4091

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The court held that defendant's motion to suppress was properly denied where defendant had no objectively...

United States v. Hammerschmidt  
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4420, 16-4422

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark and Ornella Hammerschmidt were convicted of charges related to their involvement in two schemes to obtain fraudulent tax refunds from the Treasury through the IRS. Mark was sentenced to 135 months in prison and Orne...

United States v. Mark Arlin Hammerschmidt
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4422
Morgan v. Robinson  
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1002

Justia Opinion Summary: A public employee cannot be terminated for making protected statements during a campaign for public office where that speech has no demonstrated impact on the efficiency of office operations. The Eighth Circuit affirmed...

United States v. Dangelo Erving
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1073
United States v. Noah Zenor
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1226
United States v. Justin Troendle
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1318
United States v. Louis Norris
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1538
United States v. Kelly Wilson
Date: February 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1790
Daniels v. Kelley  
Date: February 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3822

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's application for a writ of habeas corpus. Assuming that petitioner enjoyed a constitutional right to choose counsel whom his parents could afford to...

First Dakota National Bank v. Eco Energy, LLC  
Date: February 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4391

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment in favor of Eco-Energy in a breach of contract action filed by the Bank. The court held that the district court did not err by granting partial summary judgment f...

United States v. Donald Anthony
Date: February 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4416
United States v. Edgar Edward Gonzalez
Date: February 1, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4465
United States v. Atkins  
Date: February 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1074

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and three counts of money laundering. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to convict defendant...

United States v. Hurley Wallace
Date: February 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2126
Frank Allen Williams v. Darin Young
Date: January 29, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4098
Decker Plastics Inc. v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: January 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1319

Justia Opinion Summary: In the underlying lawsuit, A1's filed an action against Decker after the plastic bags Decker sold to A1's deteriorated in the sunlight because they were not manufactured with an ultraviolet inhibitor. In this appeal, the...

United States v. Antonio Alonzo
Date: January 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2261
Barnwell v. Watson  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3067

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against the superintendent of the school district under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. 794, after their son committed suicide, alleging that the school had discriminated against th...

Dahlin v. Lyondell Chemical Co.  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-3419, 16-4472

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff in an action alleging that plaintiff's decedent contracted acute myeloid leukemia from benzene exposure while working as a truck driver. The court held that...

Electric Power Systems International, Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Co.  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3927

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Zurich, holding that the district court did not err in concluding that the commercial general liability policy issued by Zurich to EPS did not...

Cheri Dahlin v. Lyondell Chemical Company
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4472
United States v. Libby  
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1023

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924(e), holding that defendant's previous conviction for Minnesota first degree robbery was a violent felony and a pr...

United States v. Jerry Ingram
Date: January 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1249
Ashford v. Does  
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3366

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that a court administrator discriminated against him on the basis of his race when plaintiff applied to represent indigent murder defendants. The court held that plaintiff's second amended c...

United States v. Steward  
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3886

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence, holding that defendant's previous conviction for Oklahoma voluntary manslaughter qualified as a crime of violence under both versions of the Guidelines (2015 and 2016). I...

United States v. Derrick West-Jones
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4317
Keith Blackwell v. Charlie Dooley
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4470
Bedford v. Doe  
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4558

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was injured by a load of boxes he was hauling, he filed suit against IP and John Doe, an employee of IP, alleging that Doe negligently failed to secure the load and that IP negligently supervised the load...

United States v. Markell Hamilton
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1378
Maria Domingo-Lucas v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1652
United States v. Murphy  
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1911

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 160 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery. The court found no error, plain or otherwise, in the district court's imposition of defendant...

Jeffrey Reuter v. John Borbonus
Date: January 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2108
United States v. Lopez  
Date: January 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4116

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for judgment of acquittal or a new trial after she was convicted of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and conspiracy...

United States v. Jamal Vassie
Date: January 24, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4481
United States v. Anwar  
Date: January 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1411

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and controlled substance analogues, as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering. The court held that...

United States v. Jevon Strayhorn
Date: January 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1732
United States v. Jevon Strayhorn
Date: January 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1734
David Librace v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: January 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2249
Baranski v. United States  
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3699

Justia Opinion Summary: A coram nobis petitioner whose motion for 28 U.S.C. 2255 relief was denied while he was in custody must obtain authorization from a three-judge panel of the court of appeals in accordance with section 2244(b)(3)(B). The...

United States v. Clarence Garretson
Date: January 23, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2316
United States v. Ramey  
Date: January 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4328

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of a sentencing enhancement under USSG 2K2.1(a)(4)(A) after defendant pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felony. The c...

Gauriben Patel v. Jefferson Sessions, III
Date: January 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1532
Larry Rice v. Interfood, Inc.
Date: January 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1886
United States v. Lundstrom  
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-1860, 16-2313

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for charges related to his involvement in a scheme to defraud TierOne Bank's shareholders and to mislead its regulators by concealing millions of dollars in...

United States v. Gilbert Lundstrom
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2313
Charles Burgett v. Kansas City Board of Police
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4105
United States v. Rowland Zerba, Jr.
Date: January 19, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2960
United States v. Kevin Chapman
Date: January 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1224
Shaunpen Zhou v. IBM Corporation
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1802
United States v. William Cooper, Jr.
Date: January 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2965
Niang v. Carroll  
Date: January 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3968

Justia Opinion Summary: Missouri Revised Statute Sections 328.020 and 329.030, which require African-style hair braiders to have a license to work for pay, is rationally related to a legitimate state interest in protecting consumers and ensurin...

United States v. Fulk  
Date: January 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4088

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of a ten year term of supervised release and a special travel condition where defendant pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender. This was defend...

Garcia-Moctezuma v. Sessions  
Date: January 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4433

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's order dismissing petitioner's appeal from the IJ's decision finding petitioner removable and denial of his applications for withholding of removal and for prot...

Taofeek Quadri v. Eric Fanning
Date: January 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2224
United States v. LNG Express, Inc.  
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3646

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's order striking LNG's verified claim in a civil forfeiture proceeding. The court held that LNG's verified claim was materially indistinguishable from the claim a panel of t...

Calvin Carrick v. Jennifer Freeman
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1134
United States v. Agron Simpson
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1872
United States v. Agron Simpson
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1877
Diane Perkins v. Megan Brennan
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2047
United States v. William Cooper
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2282
Antonio Ausler v. Wes Bradford
Date: January 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2487
Rooney v. Rock-Tenn Converting Co.  
Date: January 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3631

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Rock-Tenn in a civil rights action alleging religion and sex discrimination. The Eighth Circuit held that Title VII did not impose a legal ob...

Lewis v. Scottrade, Inc.  
Date: January 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3808

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's putative class action alleging that Scottrade violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, breach of a common law fiduciary duty, and unjust...

United States v. Christopher Peck
Date: January 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2147
United States v. Julian McClain
Date: January 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2867
Dering Pierson Group, LLC v. Kantos  
Date: January 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6014

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's conclusion that DPG's claim against debtor was not nondischargeable under 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(6). The panel held that the bankruptcy court did not clearly err b...

United States v. Baskin  
Date: January 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2132

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's consecutive sentences for witness tampering and drug trafficking. The court held that the district court explained its decision based on the 18 U.S.C. 3553(a) factors; there was no...

Charles Johnston, Jr. v. Lisa Wilkins
Date: January 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2956
Boyd v. ConAgra Foods, Inc.  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-1763, 16-3443

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of ConAgra in an action seeking to recover severance benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1001...

Herll v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co.  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1889

Justia Opinion Summary: The Insurer appealed the district court's grant of summary judgment for the insured in a dispute regarding damage from a hailstorm to windows in the insured's home. An appraisal panel issued an appraisal award but the pa...

Boswell v. Panera Bread Co.  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3230

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to at-will employees in an action alleging breach of contract against Panera. Plaintiffs filed suit on behalf of themselves and a class of simila...

James Boyd v. ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3443
United States v. Sharp  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4008

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to withdraw his guilty plea for drug-related offenses. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the moti...

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assoc. v. U.S. Department of Transportation  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4159

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit dismissed petitioners' challenge to the FMCSA's final rule entitled "Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration." Petitioners are the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) and an OOI...

United States v. Welch  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4163

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of a sentencing enhancement under USSG 2K2.1(a)(4) because defendant had a previous conviction for Missouri second-degree assault that the district court deter...

Franklin v. Hawley  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4378

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of a petition for habeas relief, holding that Martinez v. Ryan, 566 U.S. 1 (2012), does not excuse a procedural default that occurs in the appeal of a collateral sta...

United States v. DeFoggi  
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1343

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence on remand after he was convicted of multiple child-pornography related offenses, holding that defendant's sentence was substantively reasonable and the district court did...

United States v. James Lovett Ivy
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1497
Edward Thurman v. Queen
Date: January 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1948
In re: Borowiak IGA Foodliner, Inc.  
Date: January 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2875

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit granted Borowiak's petition for mandamus in an underlying action involving claims related to a supply agreement between the parties. Borowiak sought to vacate an order of the district court that grante...

United States v. Phillip Shockey
Date: January 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3036
United States v. Whitewater  
Date: January 3, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1258, 17-1259

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for firearms-related charges. The court held that the district court properly allowed the evidence of the photo line up to go to the jury because the identification proc...

United States v. Anthony Whitewater
Date: January 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1259
Brad Francis v. United States
Date: January 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2070
Jose Abel Garcia-Carranza v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3553
Simpson v. County of Cape Girardeau  
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3682

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the county under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the county jail's postcard-only incoming-mail policy for non-privileged mail violated her First and Fourteenth Amendment rights by impermissibly...

Corrado v. Life Investors Insurance Co.  
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3949

Justia Opinion Summary: FCR filed suit against numerous defendants associated with the Life Investors Owners Participation Trust, alleging breaches of fiduciary duties and conversion. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of su...

United States v. Peeples  
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4039

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 105-month sentence after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition. The court held that the district court did not err by finding that defendant's prior convic...

United States v. Crumble  
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4308

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence and remanded for resentencing. The court held that the district court did not clearly err in finding abandonment of the c...

David Engstrom v. Doc Holladay
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4392
United States v. Donald Johnson
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4449
Seldin v. Seldin  
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1045, 17-1047

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of the complaint based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The parties had previously entered into a Separation Agreement to divide jointly owned assets, and...

Scott Seldin v. Theodore Seldin
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1047
Dorothy Petris v. Nancy A. Berryhill
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1163
United States v. Deauntee Mosby
Date: January 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1362