2018 Eighth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Opinions 501 - 1000 of 1157

United States v. Dennis Sharkey, II
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1917
United States v. Wadena  
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision to sentence defendant under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) after he pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held...

United States v. Edward Garcia
Date: July 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2379
Leslie Wilson v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3213
Qwest Corp. v. City of Des Moines, Iowa  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1257

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, several wire-line telecommunications carriers, challenged the City's ordinance that charged plaintiffs for their use of public rights-of-way. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's finding that the...

Bottoms Farm Partnership v. Perdue  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2164

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment deferring to an insurance policy interpretation made by the FCIC and a determination regarding the FCIC's authority made by the RMA. The court he...

United States v. Bordman  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2395

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 600 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography. The court held that the district court did not dismiss defendant's...

United States v. Justin Jasper
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2777
Corey Rogers v. Steven Brouk
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2912
United States v. DNRB, Inc.  
Date: July 17, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3148

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed DNRB's conviction of a Class B misdemeanor for willfully violating two safety regulations and causing an employee's death. The court held that, because the employee was not connected to an anc...

United States v. Gaines  
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1274, 17-1597

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed Defendants Lomax and Gaines' sentences after they pleaded guilty to the federal crime of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin. The court held that the district court did not err in applying a caree...

United States v. Jose Rios-Sanchez
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1444
United States v. Allen Gaines
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1597
Bussen Quarries, Inc. v. Acosta  
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2281

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit granted Bussen's petition for review of the MSHA's issuance of a citation to Bussen. In this case, the Secretary claimed that Bussen violated federal regulation 30 C.F.R. 56.15005, which requires the u...

United States v. Michael Ghost
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2403
Scarborough v. Federated Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2409

Justia Opinion Summary: The district court granted Federated's motion for summary judgment after determining that plaintiff's disclosures did not qualify as protected reports under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (MWA). The Minnesota Supreme Co...

Coyne v. Messerli & Kramer P.A.  
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2826

Justia Opinion Summary: False representation of the amount of a debt that overstates what is owed under state law materially violates 15 U.S.C. 1692e(2)(A) as well. Plaintiff filed a putative class action against Midland Funding and two debt co...

United States v. Shane Sleister
Date: July 16, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2891
Fletcher v. Tomlinson  
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4399

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment finding that Officers Martorano and Moton used excessive force in their apprehension and arrest of plaintiff and award of damages to plaintiff. The court held tha...

Robinett v. Shelby County Healthcare Corp.  
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1336

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of judgment on the pleadings to the Med and Avectus in a class action suit alleging that both federal and Arkansas Medicaid laws prohibited the Med from directly bil...

United States v. Watson  
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1723

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for distributing five or more grams of actual methamphetamine. The court rejected defendant's claims of evidentiary errors; the government did not impermiss...

Damaris Pineda Pineda v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1799
United States v. Carlos Brown, Jr.
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1900
United States v. Schostag  
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2530

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's modification of defendant's terms of his supervised release to include a standard condition explicitly prohibiting the use of medical marijuana. The court held that the di...

United States v. Myron Lee Jones, Jr.
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2550
United States v. Lewis  
Date: July 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3046

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of one count of conspiracy to distribute a mixture or substance containing heroin and furanylfentanyl resulting in death and serious bodily injury and one count of the s...

Litterer v. Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC  
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3060

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against their loan servicer, Rushmore, in state court for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and injunctive relief. After removal to federal court, plaintiffs amended their complaint to add a cl...

United States v. Robert Hertz
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2235
United States v. DeMarrias  
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2331

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of a lifetime of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor and his supervised release was revoked two times. The court held that the district c...

Neal v. Ficcadenti  
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2633

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of summary judgment to a police officer based on qualified immunity in an action brought by plaintiff under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the officer applied excess...

Byron Daniels v. HUD
Date: July 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3071
United States v. Tong Moua  
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2046

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for attempted bank robbery and bank robbery. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support the jury's guilty verdicts where the jury determined...

Smith v. Rockwood R-VI School District  
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2260

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of the complaint, which alleged violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and 42 U.S.C. 1983. The court held...

Jaysen McCleary v. City of Des Moines
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2375
United States v. Charles  
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-2391, 17-3094

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of sex trafficking by use of force, threat, fraud, or coercion; three counts of sex trafficking of a minor; twelve counts of producing child pornography of minors; two counts of rece...

United States v. Vernon Webster
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2758
Thomas Stone v. Richard Clark
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2810
United States v. Twyla Adair
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2902
United States v. Deuvontay Charles
Date: July 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3094
United States v. Deiago Davis
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1127
Holmes v. Garrett  
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1309

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sought a certificate of innocence under 28 U.S.C. 2513 and, simultaneously but separately, filed the instant case against Defendants Garrett and Sharp, among others, under 42 U.S.C. 1983. The jury subsequently...

Courtney v. Commissioner  
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1777

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of plaintiff's claims for a period of disability, disability insurance benefits, and supplemental security income. The court held that Social Security Ruling (SSR) 00-4p makes clear...

United States v. Lonnie Sigler
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1909
United States v. Roger Janis
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2137
United States v. Adjoni Archambault
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2283
United States v. Tywone Matthews
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2763
United States v. Richard James Jackson
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2865
Samuel Taylor v. Michael Miller
Date: July 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2968
United States v. Abiodun Oladele
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2961
United States v. Isaias Perez
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3795
McDougall v. Ag Country Farm Credit Services  
Date: July 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-6028

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel held that it may not consider on appeal the merits of a matter for which there would not have been jurisdiction in the bankruptcy court and thus the panel did not consider the merits of the...

Thompson v. Singleton  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4080

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of qualified immunity at summary judgment for an officer in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging excessive force. The court held that the district court did not err in...

United States v. Pendleton  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1527

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence of unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon. The court held that the district court did not err by admitting the testimony of a witn...

United States v. Jeffrey Ducksworth
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1537
Winn v. Commissioner  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1987

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of social security disability insurance benefits on remand. The court held that the ALJ did not err in discounting the opinion of plaintiff's treating physician as not supported by...

United States v. Highbull  
Date: July 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2728

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence recovered from a cell phone after he pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child. The court held that defendant's gi...

Ross v. Special Administrative Board of the Transitional School District of the City of St. Louis  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3437

Justia Opinion Summary: Charter school parents sought to intervene in the St. Louis public school desegregation litigation to enforce a 1999 Desegregation Settlement Agreement. The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of the char...

Lansing v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1067

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment for Wells Fargo in a third lawsuit arising between the parties involving the foreclosure of plaintiff's property. Plaintiff alleged that the bank violated Minn. S...

United States v. Doyal  
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1320

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The court held that defendant's prior conviction for second degree domestic assault in...

Janice Smith v. Commissioner, Social Security
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2002
United States v. Tiran Casteel
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2573
United States v. Tyrone Anderson
Date: July 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3304
Moses v. Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4343, 17-1056

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for DFJ on his age discrimination and retaliation claims brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); (2) disability discrimina...

NAACP v. Ferguson-Florissant School District  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4511

Justia Opinion Summary: The NAACP filed suit against the school district for voter dilution under section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's finding that (1) the NAACP had proved the preco...

Gerald Moses v. Dassault Falcon Jet Corp
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1056
Sims v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1333

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to State Farm on plaintiff's bad faith tort claim and on an evidentiary ruling on the underinsured motorist coverage claim. The court held that t...

Hugler v. La Piedad Corp.  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1845

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from the DOL's investigation of possible violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act by La Piedad. The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of the DOL's motion to hold La Piedad in civil co...

McCormick v. Starion Financial  
Date: July 3, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2192

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy appellate panel's ruling affirming the bankruptcy court's order determining that Starion Financial was entitled to $83,122.95 in attorney fees and costs incurred to collect on i...

Cravens v. United States  
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3078

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of post-conviction relief to petitioner. The court held that neither of petitioner's Illinois burglary nor his Missouri second-degree burglary convictions were viol...

United States v. Bollinger  
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1728

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 130 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to one count of heroin distribution. The court held that the district court did not err by imposing an upward departure for distribution...

United States v. Charles McSpadden
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2160
United States v. Shayla Left Hand
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2321
Ploetz v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC  
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2405

Justia Opinion Summary: The trustee for the Laudine L. Ploetz, 1985 Trust filed suit against Morgan Stanley, alleging that it had transferred funds from the account without authorization. The trustee later moved the district court to vacate the...

United States v. Shayla Left Hand
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2480
Paul Ledkins v. Jailer Gustin
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3031
LaRonda Phox v. Virtuoso Sourcing Group, LLC
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3254
In Re: Honorable John Kemp  
Date: July 2, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1864

Justia Opinion Summary: An Arkansas trial judge filed suit against the Arkansas Supreme Court and justices in their official capacities, alleging that they violated his constitutional rights by permanently barring him from presiding over death...

United States v. Scott Pitts
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1174
United States v. Askia  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1515

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for misappropriating over $5000 in federal grant funds that were distributed to the organization that he managed to subsidize an after-school program for children, in violation of 18 U.S...

Garcia-Mata v. Sessions  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1682

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit granted a petition for review of the Board's decision vacating the IJ's order of withholding of removal, and denial of relief, ordering petitioner removed to Mexico. The court was unable to tell from t...

United States v. Morrissey  
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2157

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for one count of receipt of child pornography, but remanded with instructions to vacate the lesser-included possession conviction because the district court failed to in...

Jenericah Kibe v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2266
United States v. John Abbott
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2932
Terry L. Thompson v. Josh Klimek
Date: June 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3225
Federal Insurance Co. v. Great American Insurance Co.  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4045

Justia Opinion Summary: Federal filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment determining the parties obligations and any priority coverage in an underlying wrongful death suit. The Eighth Circuit held that repeatedly shooting, and encouraging othe...

Loeffler v. City of Duluth  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claims against defendants in an action alleging claims under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), 18 U.S.C. 2721-25. The court held that th...

Brett McNeal v. University of MN Physicians
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1383
United States v. Keeler Hopkins, Jr.
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1752
United States v. Cornelsen  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1829

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's calculation of the loss amount in defendant's sentence after he was convicted of five counts of wire fraud. The court held that the district court properly determined that...

United States v. Donald Gibson
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1854
United States v. Julius Heard
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2225
United States v. Chrishawn Stuckey
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2414
United States v. Jacinto Loza Gil
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2460
United States v. Mitteness  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2689

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 324 month sentence for conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The court held that the district court did not err in applying a two-level...

Paris School District v. Harter  
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3152

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's award of attorney fees and its order denying defendant's motion to untimely file a second request for attorney fees. The court held that the district court did not abuse i...

United States v. Samuel Kills Crow Indian
Date: June 28, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3494
Abel Lopez-Cortaza v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3711
Martinez v. Sessions  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4242

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of a decision finding petitioner removable from the United States. The court held that the BIA did not err by concluding that petitioner was removable for committing a cont...

Bueno-Muela v. Sessions  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1267

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of a decision finding petitioner removable from the United States. The court held that the BIA did not err by concluding that petitioner was removable for committing a cont...

United States v. Washington  
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2004

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction and sentence for possession with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school. The Eighth Circuit affirmed in part and declined to adopt a "gilding exception" to the Speedy Trial Ac...

Hollie Telford v. Alan B. Johnson
Date: June 27, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2483
United States v. Stanley Adkins
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1834
Alonzo Coleman v. Michael Hakala
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1983
United States v. Sorensen  
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1984

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of life without parole for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The court held that defendant's sentence did not violate the Eighth Amendment; the district cou...

Raphael Mendez v. FMC Minnesota
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2438
William Bush v. Risk Management Agency
Date: June 26, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3295
United States v. Patrick Lloyd Hofstad
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1278
United States v. Tuton  
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1493

Justia Opinion Summary: Patrolling I-30, Arkansas State Police Corporal Goodman stopped a Tornado bus for following too closely. Goodman regularly received High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area summaries that reported seizures from Tornado buses...

Moore v. Apple Central, LLC  
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1815

Justia Opinion Summary: Apple acquired the Rogers, Arkansas Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, and offered its employees a benefits package that included Guardian life insurance. Megan Moore alleged that employee James Moore enrolled for “ba...

United States v. Sultan Bismillah
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1821
Soo Tractor Sweeprake Co. v. Gavin/Solmonese LLC
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2985
United States v. Juan Simental-Lopez
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3345
United States v. Juan Simental-Lopez
Date: June 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3347
United States v. Trevon Sykes
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 14-3139
Ortiz v. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4086, 16-4164

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants are the nation’s largest distributors of pre-filled propane exchange tanks, which come in a standard size. Before 2008, Defendants filled the tanks with 17 pounds of propane. In 2008, due to rising prices, Def...

Mario Ortiz v. Ferrellgas Partners
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4164
United States v. Ngombwa  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1688

Justia Opinion Summary: During the Rwandan Genocide, the United States admitted a limited number of refugees with priority given to those who were in the most danger, including, in 1998, Ngombwa and purported members of his family. In 1998, DHS...

Hargis v. Koskinen  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1694

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007-2010, the Hargises bought and operated nursing homes. Bobby was the sole owner of corporations that operated the homes (Operating Corporations), which were S corporations. Brenda owned interests in companies that...

Rosales-Martinez v. Ludwick  
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1910

Justia Opinion Summary: Rosales-Martinez was charged with sexual abuse in the second degree for inappropriately touching his step-daughter, A.C. Before trial, the state sought a protective order for A.C.’s deposition, requiring that Rosales-Mar...

United States v. Coleman Carpenter
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2691
United States v. Jonathan McClarin
Date: June 22, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3316
United States v. Glover  
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4114

Justia Opinion Summary: Glover was imprisoned for distributing cocaine base. In 2015, he began serving his five-year term of supervised release. In 2016, he was arrested for unlawfully possessing marijuana packaged for delivery and interfering...

United States v. Travis Gene Clark, Jr.
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4206
Robert L. Erickson v. United States
Date: June 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2482
United States v. Grace  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1572

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 72 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The court held that the district court neither abused its discretion nor committed a clear erro...

United States v. Hemsher  
Date: June 20, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2189

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for firearms-related charges. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction for possession of stolen firearms and for be...

Porche Midgyett v. Commissioner, Social Security
Date: June 18, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1847
Ryndale Buckhanan v. United States
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3122
United States v. Louis Hardison
Date: June 15, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1441
United States v. Ronald William Swallow
Date: June 14, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1233
Sciaroni v. Target Corp.  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Numbers: 15-3909, 15-3912, 16-1203, 16-1245, 16-1408

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was the certification of a class composed of individuals whose payment card information was compromised as a result of the 2013 Target security breach. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district cou...

Jim Sciaroni v. Target Corporation
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 15-3912
Jim Sciaroni v. Target Corporation
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1203
Jim Sciaroni v. Target Corporation
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1245
Jim Sciaroni v. Target Corporation
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1408
United States v. Swopes  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1797

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Eighth Circuit vacated defendant's sentence on the ground that second-degree robbery in Missouri was not a violent felony under the reasoning of United States v. Bell, 840 F.3d 963, 965-67 (8th Cir. 2016), the...

United States v. Tammy Velazquez
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1447
Ervin v. Bowersox  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1743

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254(d) to petitioner, who was convicted of statutory sodomy and sentenced to 30 years in prison. The court held that the Missouri...

Wright v. United States  
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2274

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the United States and the Deputy U.S. Marshals in their individual and official capacities on plaintiff's claims for false arrest, false impri...

United States v. Luis Ortiz
Date: June 13, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3074
In re Sealed Case  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4456

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty in 2008 to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. His advisory guidelines range was 324-405 months’ imprisonment, but the statutory maximum for his offense was 240 months’ imprisonment,...

Missourians for Fiscal Accountability v. Klahr  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1314

Justia Opinion Summary: Under Missouri campaign finance law, chapter 130, a “campaign committee” is formed to receive contributions or make expenditures solely to support or oppose particular ballot measures, "such committee shall be formed no...

United States v. Benjamin Padgett
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1747
United States v. Derick Colin Wilkinson
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1938
NLRB v. EYM King of Missouri, LLC
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1944
Grussing v. Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Inc.  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2228

Justia Opinion Summary: Dr. Solman performed arthroscopic surgery on Grussing’s knee in June 2014. At her July 9 appointment, Grussing reported swelling in her knee to a physician's assistant, who recommended physical therapy. Dr. Solman did no...

Brazil v. Arkansas Department of Human Services  
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2229

Justia Opinion Summary: Brazil spent over three decades working for the Arkansas Department of Human Services. A 2010 disagreement with her supervisor eventually led her to seek a transfer to another division. When she did not receive a transfe...

United States v. John Moniz
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2471
United States v. Buck Hansbrough
Date: June 12, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3032
Dean v. Searcey  
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4059

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiffs were exonerated for the murder of Helen Wilson in 2008, they filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action, alleging that their arrests and imprisonment were the result of a reckless investigation and manufactured false...

United States v. Zeaiter  
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-4066, 16-4118, 16-4555

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants challenged their sentences after being convicted of various crimes related to their involvement in a scheme to purchase and ship firearms to Lebanon for resale. The Eighth Circuit held that the district court...

United States v. Sarah Zeaiter
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4118
United States v. Eric Hans
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4547
United States v. Sarah Zeaiter
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4555
Miranda v. Sessions  
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1430

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's order reversing an IJ's decision to grant petitioner withholding of removal. The court held that petitioner's proposed social group consisting of "former taxi...

Rodriguez v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1737

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Walmart in an action alleging employment discrimination. The court held that plaintiff failed to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC...

United States v. James Spiotto
Date: June 11, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2725
Camick v. Sessions  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Numbers: 16-3506, 17-2089

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied petitions for review of two decisions of the BIA dismissing petitioner's appeal from the IJ's grant of voluntary departure with an alternate order of removal, and denying reconsideration. The co...

United States v. Chad Moens
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4579
United States v. Vilaychith Khouanmany
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1243
Pharmaceutical Care Management v. Rutledge  
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1609, 17-1629

Justia Opinion Summary: Act 900, Arkansas Code Annotated 17-92-507, an amendment to the state's then-existing maximum allowable cost (MAC) law that governed the conduct of pharmacy benefits managers, was preempted by the Employee Retirement Inc...

Pharmaceutical Care Management v. Leslie Rutledge
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1629
Leslie Camick v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2089
Deverick Scott v. Wendy Kelley
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2649
United States v. Keeyon Dunbar
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3227
United States v. Venus Ford
Date: June 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3367
Mahn v. Jefferson County  
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 16-1731

Justia Opinion Summary: Howard, the circuit court clerk, hired Mahn as a deputy clerk. In 2014, Howard did not run for reelection. He supported fellow Democrat McKee. According to Mahn, Howard “summoned [her]” to “forcefully impress upon [her]...

United States v. Debrom Kokobu
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1812
United States v. Mark Steffes
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2673
Carl Davis, Jr. v. Wendy Kelley
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2966
Jovica Petrovic v. United States
Date: June 7, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3505
United States v. Wilmer Vargas-Rodriguez
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1157
Humphrey v. Eureka Gardens Public Facility Board  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1265

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' 42 U.S.C. 1983 complaint as time-barred. The court held that plaintiffs' claims accrued in October 2011, when they were notified of the allegedly...

United States v. Helm  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1284

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2). The court held that defendant was not eligible for a reduction where the district court c...

United States v. Matthew Fuller
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1442
Woodworth v. Hulshof  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1667

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to a prosecutor and judge in a civil rights action alleging that defendants conspired to deprive plaintiff of his constitutional rights during cr...

United States v. Eugene Ogden
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1736
Ayala v. CyberPower Systems (USA), Inc.  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1852

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for CyberPower in an action alleging breach of contract, fraud, and unpaid wages. Plaintiff alleged that CyberPower breached a Compensation Agree...

United States v. Jamie Clayton
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1939
United States v. Ler Wah Guide  
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2431

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The court held that defendant knowingly and voluntarily waived his right to a jury trial when he pleaded guilty to mis...

Tynisha Reinerio v. Bank of America N.A.
Date: June 6, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3120
United States v. Stanley  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4241

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of evasion of payment of taxes and corruptly endeavoring to impede enforcement of Internal Revenue laws. The court held that the district court adequately warned defenda...

United States v. Pulido-Ayala  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1371

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained from his vehicle after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges. In this case, a police drug dog instinctiv...

United States v. Stelmacher  
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1421

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm as an unlawful user of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 31 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On appeal, defendant challenged the distri...

United States v. Timothy West
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2286
United States v. Darrell Sims
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3104
Raymond D. Elliott v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.L.C.
Date: June 5, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3113
United States v. Marshall  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4499

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a government agency and aggravated identity theft. The court held that the district court did not procedurally err b...

A.H. v. St. Louis County, Missouri  
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1198, 17-1393

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment dismissing plaintiffs' Fourteenth Amendment and wrongful death claims, as well as plaintiffs' claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (A...

A.H. v. St. Louis County, Missouri
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1393
United States v. Ramon Ponce
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2169
Victoria Haynes v. Jack Wagoner, III
Date: June 4, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2320
Evelyn Hernandez-Guillen v. Jefferson B. Sessions, III
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1865
United States v. Jean  
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2178

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained by a warrant using the Network Investigative Technique (NIT). The court held that defendant's challenge to the N...

United States v. Aldo Lopez Martinez
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2988
United States v. Bradley Widener
Date: June 1, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1259
Lamont Williamson v. Troy Steele
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 16-2654
Williams v. York  
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendants' request to reconsider its previous denial of their motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity. In this case, an inmate at the ADC filed...

United States v. Edwards  
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1455

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of conspiracy to distribute heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin. The court affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's pre-trial motion to sup...

Heidi Ann Hill v. Commissioner, Social Security
Date: May 31, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2531
United States v. Harvey  
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1370

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for receipt of child pornography after the district court vacated his conviction for the lesser-included possession of child pornography count. The court held that the dis...

KeOndra Chestang v. Missally Simpson
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1844
United States v. Lamonte Dickens
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2219
United States v. Cedric Reynolds
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3122
United States v. James Caldwell
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3166
Joseph Flying Horse v. James Hansen
Date: May 30, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1118
United States v. Cesar Sevilla-Acosta
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1153
United States v. Perez-Trevino  
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Numbers: 17-1289, 17-1352, 17-1718

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed Defendants Perez-Trevino, Flores, and Castellanos' convictions for crimes related to their involvement in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The court held that the police department'...

United States v. Marcos Perez-Trevino
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1352
Stewart v. Kelley  
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1517

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner after he was convicted of raping an adult woman with the mental capacity of a young child and sentenced to seventy years in prison as...

United States v. Marcos Perez-Trevino
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1718
Steven Hill v. C V Rivera
Date: May 29, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2363
United States v. Eason  
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1402

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's reduced 262 month sentence on remand after he was convicted of two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The court held that the district court did not...

Welspun Pipes Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co.  
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1470

Justia Opinion Summary: Welspun filed suit against its insurer, Liberty Mutual, arguing that its unpaid mitigation costs were "necessary expenses" included in the policy's loss of business income coverage. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the distri...

Rubio v. Sessions  
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1902

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision denying petitioner's application for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and order of removal. The court held that petitioner's prior violations of two m...

United States v. Edgar Hernandez
Date: May 25, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2983
United States v. Kopecky  
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1754

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute a controlled substance. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in denyi...

Derrick Walker v. Tyson Foods Inc
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2280
Jonathan Jones v. Duane Livingston Trucking, Inc
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2541
United States v. Nicholas Bass
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2720
United States v. William Adkins
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3066
United States v. Cowan  
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3105

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(2) motion to reduce his sentence under Guidelines Amendment 782. The court held that the district court did not err in denying defe...

United States v. Justin Sneed, Sr.
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3190
David Jacob v. Rosalyn Cotton
Date: May 24, 2018
Docket Number: 17-3469
Theresa Marshall v. ECMC
Date: May 23, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1843
Levering v. United States  
Date: May 21, 2018
Docket Number: 16-3454

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed petitioner's new sentence after the district court vacated his original sentence under 28 U.S.C. 2255 and again applied an enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. 924...

United States v. Hernandez-Espinoza  
Date: May 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2065

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for misusing a social security number and for the statutorily mandated two additional years in prison for aggravated identity theft. The court held that the district cou...

United States v. James Bowman
Date: May 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2497
United States v. Curtis Wordes
Date: May 21, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2895
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...