2019 Eighth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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United States v. Trevor Ray
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1377
United States v. Aaron Winters, Jr.
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1648
United States v. John Czarnecki
Date: December 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1923
Smith-Bunge v. Wisconsin Central, Ltd.  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1251

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Wisconsin Central in an action brought by plaintiff for unlawful retaliation under the Federal Railroad Safety Act. The court held that the di...

Lara-Nieto v. Barr  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-2232, 18-3383, 18-3385

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated appeals, petitioner sought review of DHS's reinstatement of prior orders of removal and challenged the dismissal of related complaints that were filed in federal district court. The Eighth Circuit denied...

Makeyta Jones v. Manor Care Health Services
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2551
Alvaro Apolinar v. William P. Barr
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2722
United States v. Buie  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2942

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for possession of child obscenity in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1466A(b)(1) and (d). The court held that the statute of conviction was neither overbroad and vague in violati...

Lunon v. Botsford  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3314

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed an amended complaint seeking damages under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that each individual defendant violated his constitutional right to procedural due process under the Fourteenth Amendment when the local...

Jesus Lara-Nieto v. William P. Barr
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3383
Jesus Lara-Nieto v. William P. Barr
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3385
United States v. Green  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-3589, 18-3591

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of Defendant Green's motion to suppress evidence, and affirmed Defendants Green and Herbert's sentences for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court hel...

Cronin v. Saul  
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3682

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of supplemental security income to claimant, who suffers from borderline intellectual functioning, learning delays, schizoaffective disorder, mood disorder, persona...

Alvaro Apolinar v. William P. Barr
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1380
William Ramsey v. Michelle Wingo
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1808
United States v. Ronald Mitchell
Date: December 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1848
United States v. Escalante  
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3033

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he conditionally pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The court held that, assuming the district court erred i...

United States v. Garcia  
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3040

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he conditionally pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine. For the reasons set forth in U...

United States v. Bryan Gregory
Date: December 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1583
United States v. Fletcher  
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3342

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for receiving and distributing child pornography. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support the convictions; the district court did not err...

Micah Matthews v. Linda Koechle
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1110
Jacqueline Presi v. Asension Health Alliance
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1792
United States v. Justin Eaton
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1798
Ronnie Hankins v. Philip Anderson
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1841
GEICO Casualty Company v. Danzell Walker
Date: December 23, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2178
United States v. Monds  
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3000

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and cocaine base. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion by admitting evidence of prior convi...

United States v. John Farias
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1608
Michael Wofford v. North Little Rock School Dist
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1730
Rohit Kumar v. William Barr
Date: December 20, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2493
United States v. Hall  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 14-2742

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and death sentence for first degree murder. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion by trying defendant with his co-defendant; there was no e...

United States v. Leslie Randall, III
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1036
Sakima Salih El Bey v. Johnson
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2384
Waltrip v. Sawyers  
Date: December 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6016

Justia Opinion Summary: The bankruptcy appellate panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's grant of debtor's motion to avoid a judicial lien. The panel upheld the bankruptcy court's determination that the value of the real estate at issue was fixed...

United States v. Jepsen  
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. The court held that defendant's prior third degree sexual abuse convictions under Iowa law were prior convictions...

R. Stark Ligon, Jr. v. Teresa Bloodman
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1618
United States v. Patrick Colvin
Date: December 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1888
United States v. Leick  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2700

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence of a urine sample that police took from him. The court held that the warrant was supported by probable cause when it was...

United States v. Trevor Kunze
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2923
United States v. Christopher Michael Jennings
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3459
United States v. Bradley Petermann
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3482
Charlie Lewis v. State of Minnesota
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1689
Doughty v. Douglas  
Date: December 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6023

Justia Opinion Summary: The bankruptcy appellate panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's order dismissing debtor's request for relief for alleged violations of the automatic stay and discharge injunction. In this case, debtor's 2019 request did n...

United States v. Smith  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3222

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to wire fraud. The court held that the district court did not clearly err in calculating defendant's criminal history score where his prior tax-rel...

United States v. Delveccio Smith
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3705
Miller v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co.  
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1096

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint against Hartford Life in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) action. The court held that the district court did not err b...

United States v. Jasper Peneaux, Jr.
Date: December 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1927
Marianist Province of the U.S. v. City of Kirkwood  
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3076

Justia Opinion Summary: Vianney appealed the district court's summary judgment rulings on their Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) claims, Missouri Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Missouri RFRA) claim; and inverse...

McConnell v. Anixter, Inc.  
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3230

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Anixter on plaintiff's claim that the company violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), by discriminat...

United States v. Lillybridge  
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3674

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's finding of a supervised release violation and revocation of defendant's sentence. The court held that the district court carefully explained objective facts and reasonable...

United States v. Silva  
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1082

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction after he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. The court held that the district court did not err by determining that defendant's prior Mississ...

James N. Brown, Jr. v. Associate Warden G. Cooper
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1387
United States v. Rashad Yasin Davis
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2422
United States v. Michael Heggie
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2795
Ruth Richter v. Joan Campbell
Date: December 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2814
Harold Isaac v. Dana Cockrell
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3190
United States v. Tondrell Gary, Jr.
Date: December 12, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1971
Samuel Ojeda-Hernandez v. William P. Barr
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3331
United States v. Stefanyuk  
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3364

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence after he was convicted of three counts of receipt and distribution of child pornography and one count of failing to regis...

Mejia-Lopez v. Barr  
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3651

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision denying petitioners' request for humanitarian asylum. Petitioners, seeking asylum for themselves and their children, contend that the district court e...

Keller Farms, Inc. v. Stewart  
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3755

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's directed verdict and the jury's verdict in favor of appellees in an action involving a dispute between landowners and herbicide damage. The court held that the district co...

United States v. McDonald  
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1221

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed from the district court's denial of his motion for a sentence reduction under the First Step Act of 2018, which made retroactive the lower penalties for cocaine base offenses established by the Fair Se...

United States v. Rodney Hill
Date: December 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1829
Oslund v. United States  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3359

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Supreme Court struck down the Armed Career Criminal Act's residual clause as unconstitutionally vague in Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551, 2557, 2563 (2015), petitioner moved for permission to file a s...

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc.  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1446

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the district court in light of the Supreme Court's opinion in CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. E.E.O.C., 136 S. Ct. 1642 (2016), the Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's award of attorney's fees, expens...

Sours v. Karr  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2814

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's adverse grant of summary judgment in his 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against Police Chief Kitch and Officers Karr, Bland and McIntosh. The Eighth Circuit held that the district court pro...

De La Rosa Garcia v. Barr  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3378

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied petitions for review of the BIA's decision affirming the IJ's denial of petitioner's application of withholding of removal under section 241(b)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). T...

United States v. Harmon  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3469

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his sentence after being convicted of fraudulently registering the personal vehicles of St. Louis residents in Illinois to avoid Missouri tax. The court held that the method of calculation resulted in...

Consuelo Kelly-Leppert v. United States
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3525
United States v. McGhee  
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3594

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence after he conditionally pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Under the totality of the circumstance...

Tyrong Godbold v. John Hammons
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1022
Justin Riddle v. Charter West Bank
Date: December 10, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1859
Rinchuso v. Brookshire Grocery Co.  
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2494

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the employer's motion for summary judgment in an action brought by plaintiff, a former employee, alleging gender-based discrimination. The court held that summary judgment was appropriate wher...

United States v. Santillan  
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3182

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to strike the government's 21 U.S.C. 851 notice of sentencing enhancement alleged in the indictment. The court held that defendant's Californi...

United States v. Peggy Worthington
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3382
United States v. Squacar Gray
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3396
United States v. Erik Adams-Reading
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3653
Hollis Martz v. Troy Cravens
Date: December 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2048
Jones v. Aetna Life Insurance Co.  
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1851

Justia Opinion Summary: When Aetna terminated plaintiff's disability benefits, she filed an Employee Retirement Income Security Act suit. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment on remand, holding that the district court did n...

Wise v. Department of Transportation  
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3016

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against federal and state agencies in a dispute over the widening of Interstate Highway 630, alleging violations of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., and...

United States v. Hansen  
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3122

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence of 600 months in prison imposed after he was convicted of eight child pornography offenses and one count of sexually exploiting a child while required to register as a sex...

United States v. Lopez-Tubac  
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3123

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence after he conditionally pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful use of identification documents. In this case, ICE officer...

United States v. Virgil Left Hand, Sr.
Date: December 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1119
Courtney Clark v. Tom Roy
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1164
United States v. Kamel Lincoln
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1887
Keys v. United States  
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2537

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's motion to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence under 28 U.S.C. 2255. The court held that Application Note 8 to USSG 1B1.3 foreclosed petitione...

Glick v. Western Power Sports, Inc.  
Date: December 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3173

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was injured when a neck brace allegedly caused or failed to protect him from serious bodily injury, he filed suit against the makers and sellers of the neck brace. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district...

Zarahi Quinilla-De La Cruz v. William P. Barr
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3248
McKeage v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC  
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3633

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit alleging that TMBC's nationwide practice of charging a fee for preparing legal documents when selling boats and trailers constituted unauthorized law business in violation of Mo. Rev. Stat. 484.010...

United States v. Jerry Love
Date: December 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1513
Jackson v. Stair  
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2617

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated a prior opinion, and granted a petition for rehearing to clarify its decision in light of this court's recent holdings in Kelsay v. Ernst, 933 F.3d 975 (8thCir. 2019) (en banc), and Rudley v. L...

Von Kaenel v. Armstrong Teasdale, LLP  
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2850

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an equity partner at the firm, filed suit alleging that the firm's mandatory requirement policy was in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The provision at issue in the law firm's par...

Briggs v. Rendlen  
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2895

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant attempted to appeal two bankruptcy court orders to the district court by filing a single notice of appeal. The district court struck the notice of appeal as violating the local bankruptcy court rule. The Eight...

United States v. Ezra Johnson
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3133
United States v. Carl Maddox
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3307
Lee v. Sanders  
Date: December 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3348

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated the revocation judge's denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2241 petition, holding that petitioner failed to show that he was unable to pursue his desired relief by filing a 28 U.S.C. 2255 petition with the s...

Balvin v. Rain and Hail, LLC  
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-3018, 18-3061

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the district court's order vacating an arbitration award, contending that the district court did not properly defer to the arbitrator's decision. Plaintiff cross appealed. In this case, defendant issue...

Terry R. Balvin v. Rain and Hail, LLC
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3061
James Toney v. Heath Dickson
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1273
Crystal McFarland v. Andrew Saul
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1407
Jay Williams v. R. Marques
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1784
John L. Corrigan, Jr. v. City of Savage
Date: December 2, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1920
United States v. Joseph Dean Mork
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1425
United States v. Davis  
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2975

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of defendant's motion to suppress evidence found inside of a rental car in which defendant was the passenger. The court held that the officer acted on reasonable sus...

United States v. Jose Gonzalez-Perez
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3035
Correia v. Jones  
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3625

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was terminated, she filed suit against the President of Henderson State University for employment discrimination. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for defendant,...

Blake Jones v. McKee Foods Corporation
Date: November 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1605
Rucker v. Belew  
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3045

Justia Opinion Summary: After the trustee discovered that debtor had withdrawn over $30,000 from an account more than one year prior to entering bankruptcy and had placed the cash in a home safe, the trustee objected to debtor's amendment of hi...

United States v. Bryan Simpson
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3716
United States v. Theodore Manos
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1111
United States v. Kenneth Jones
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1476
Mark Williams v. William P. Barr
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1664
Kallys Albert, Sr. v. GEICO General Insurance Compan
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1738
United States v. Williams  
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1753

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to reduce his sentence under the First Step Act, holding that section 404 of the Act does not require a hearing on the motion. Therefore, the...

United States v. Carl Reeder
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2436
United States v. Damarius Simmons
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2505
Ruth Richter v. Sprint/VMUSA
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2929
Conway v. Heyl  
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Numbers: 19-6002, 19-6006, 19-6007

Justia Opinion Summary: The bankruptcy appellate panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's orders granting a motion to dismiss an adversary proceeding; denying a motion for an extension of time to file a motion to reconsider and for rehearing; and...

Steven Conway v. Richard Heyl
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6006
Steven Conway v. Richard Heyl
Date: November 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6007
United States v. Allan Arceo
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3601
United States v. John Pierce
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3629
United States v. Marvie Chapman, Jr.
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3631
Gwen Caranchini v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1676
United States v. Byron Teehee
Date: November 25, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1851
United States v. Santiago Soto-Garcia
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2244
Judy Jones v. Jeff Rogers
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2830
United States v. Gary Winters
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3043
United States v. Christopher Scruggs
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3158
United States v. Kass Gayton
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3639
Richard Hoeft v. Nathan Eide
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1099
United States v. Terry Thornton
Date: November 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1301
United States v. Vernon Webster
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2758
United States v. Fitzpatrick  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3312

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 223 month sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine after having been previously convicted of a felony drug offense. The cou...

United States v. Dequan Stone
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1046
Belew v. Rucker  
Date: November 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-6020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel dismissed debtor's appeal of the bankruptcy court's order granting the trustee's motion to approve her proposed sale of certain assets to the bank. The panel held that the sale authorized b...

United States v. Nicole Gorsline
Date: November 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3708
Christopher Warren v. United States
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2542
United States v. Quigley  
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3317

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's 240 month sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and 50 grams or more of actua...

United States v. Clifton Gallion
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3402
United States v. Keith Nelson
Date: November 15, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1339
Sahr Saidu v. City of Des Moines, Iowa
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2793
United States v. Gerard Ellis
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3339
United States v. Steven Horton
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3666
Spencer Pierce v. Jerry Lovejoy
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1087
Cecil Proctor v. Dr. Steven Foltz
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1386
Cecil Proctor v. King
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1455
United States v. Jordan Mahathath
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1672
Ronnie Jackson v. Jeff Gutzmer
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1706
Rico Benton v. Wendy Kelley
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2580
United States v. Antoine Mitchell
Date: November 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2707
United States v. Douglas Tran
Date: November 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3159
United States v. Thomas Anderson, Jr.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1159
United States v. Norman Reed
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1698
United States v. Davies  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2662

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pleaded guilty to two Iowa felonies in September 2016, but before his sentencing, he possessed two firearms. A grand jury returned an indictment charging defendant with being a felon in possession of a fi...

United States v. Dennis Wright, Jr.
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2955
Jima v. Barr  
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1104

Justia Opinion Summary: Whether a conviction for a particular state offense qualifies as a basis for removability as an aggravated felony under 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(A)(iii) is a question of law under de novo review. The Eighth Circuit denied a p...

United States v. David Madden
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1369
David Friedeberg v. Mary Bullard
Date: November 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1896
Rodgers v. Bryant  
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3219

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit challenging an Arkansas anti-loitering law that bans begging in a manner that is harassing, causes alarm, or impedes traffic. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of a statewide pr...

CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Equity Bank, N.A.  
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1312, 18-1313

Justia Opinion Summary: CitiMortgage filed suit against Equity, demanding that Equity repurchase 12 residential mortgage loans. CitiMortgage had notified Equity that it needed to take action under the cure-or-purchase provision in the parties'...

CitiMortgage, Inc. v. Equity Bank, N.A.
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1313
Terry Ward v. Randy Watson
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2450
Simler v. Dubuque Paint Equipment Services, Inc.  
Date: November 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3315

Justia Opinion Summary: A driver who causes an accident on a highway is not liable for a second one occurring in the traffic backup that follows. The Eighth Circuit applied Missouri law and held that the backup along the interstate did not lead...

Rodriguez de Henriquez v. Barr  
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2442

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners appealed the BIA's denial of their motion to reconsider the IJ's denial of their applications for asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). The Eighth Circuit he...

United States v. Roberto Duran
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2855
Onesmus Daniel v. William P. Barr
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1236
Michael Hansler v. Wendy Kelley
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1267
United States v. Joan Reudas-Vargas
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1882
United States v. Ronald Downey
Date: November 5, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2259
Missouri Hospital Assoc. v. Azar  
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1778

Justia Opinion Summary: MHA filed suit challenging the part of DSH's 2017 Rule defining "costs incurred" as "costs net of third-party payments, including, but not limited to, payments by Medicare and private insurance." The Eighth Circuit rever...

United States v. Randy McMullen
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3281
United States v. Marcus Derby
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3570
United States v. Craig Whittingslow
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1154
Mark Crowley v. Maqez Nailor
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1293
Timothy Watkins v. Brad Perkins
Date: November 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1866
Calzone v. Summers  
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2654

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that Missouri's lobbying requirements violate his freedom of speech and right to petition the government, and that the law is facially invalid because ordinary citizens do not have fair noti...

Johnson v. McCarver  
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1148

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against Defendants McCarber and LaLuzerne, alleging that defendants violated his constitutional rights by carrying out an arrest without probable cause and in retaliation for spe...

Hale v. Emerson Electric Co.  
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1585

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's order certifying a nationwide class of plaintiffs in a case involving allegedly deceptive advertising practices. The action arose out of allegedly deceptive advertising as...

United States v. Sterling  
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2974

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his 125 month sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to two counts of cocaine distribution and one count of conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine. The district court determined that de...

Valerie LeMaster v. Ditech Financial LLC
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3037
United States v. Mario Harper
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3079
United States v. Roy Ramirez
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3598
United States v. Roy Ramirez
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3599
United States v. Sedrick Reed
Date: November 1, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2135
Ahmed Hired v. William P. Barr
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2904
United States v. Ricky Thomas
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3275
United States v. Mario Holmes
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1135
Arden Pawneeleggins v. Jared
Date: October 31, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2776
United States v. Desire Sepeda
Date: October 30, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1032
United States v. Jarvis Molden
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2738
Judy Jones v. Jeff Rogers
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2830
Wendy Nora v. IRS
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3095
United States v. Jermaine James
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3198
United States v. Bernard Mims
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1568
United States v. Joseph Oliver
Date: October 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1817
United States v. Timothy Moore
Date: October 28, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1226
Rhines v. Young  
Date: October 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2376

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether the district court erred in concluding that it has no authority under 18 U.S.C. 3599 and the All Writs Act, 18 U.S.C. 1651(a), to order South Dakota prison officials to allow petitioner to meet with...

United States v. Kenneth James
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1718
United States v. Mauriosantana Cowan
Date: October 24, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1728
Plummer v. McSweeney  
Date: October 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3059

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of the law firm's motion to compel arbitration between the firm and its client. The court held that the law firm's offer to pay plaintiff's share of the arbitration...

Nathan Woods v. Andrew Saul
Date: October 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1215
United States v. Edward Feeney, Jr.
Date: October 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3023
United States v. Heim  
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2987

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence and rejected the contention that the district court created unwarranted disparities contrary to 18 U.S.C. 3553(a)(6), when it refused to vary from a guidelines provision t...

John Carter v. William Muldoon
Date: October 18, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1019
Merfeld v. Dometic Corp.  
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1308, 18-1364

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against Dometic, alleging that the fire that extensively damaged a storage building and personal property owned by plaintiffs was caused by a defective Dometic refrigerator installed in their RV. Th...

Mark Merfeld v. Dometic Corporation
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1364
United States v. Roman Hellems, Jr.
Date: October 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2935
Patrick Harding v. William P. Barr
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3181
United States v. Eric Boyer
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1355
United States v. Eric Perez
Date: October 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1603
Celina Nieto-Lopez v. William P. Barr
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1642
Celina Nieto-Lopez v. William P. Barr
Date: October 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3163
United States v. Andrew Wolters
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2963
Aaron Flemons v. John Devane
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3111
United States v. Arinthius Johnson
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3279
Simon Choch v. William P. Barr
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3609
United States v. Tan Vang
Date: October 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-2821
Petrone v. Werner Enterprises, Inc.  
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1574, 18-1647, 18-2116

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and others filed a class action against defendants, alleging claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Nebraska law, arising out of an eight-week student-driver training program operated by defendant...

Philip Petrone v. Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1647
Philip Petrone v. Werner Enterprises, Inc.
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2116
United States v. Dale Morrow, Jr.
Date: October 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3006
United States v. Daniel McNabb
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3250
United States v. Troy Wright
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3670
United States v. Brian Jones
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1487
United States v. Jesus Vazquez-Espinoza
Date: October 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1712
Urrutia Robles v. Barr  
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-2601, 18-3202

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's order denying cancellation of removal and ordering petitioner removed, and subsequently denying his timely motion to reopen proceedings. The court held that pe...

Carlos Enrique Urrutia Robles v. William P. Barr
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3202
Akoi Samolu v. William P. Barr
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3303
Akoi Samolu v. William P. Barr
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3694
Calvin Hollowell v. Ally Bank
Date: October 8, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1823
Anthony Fowlkes v. Tim Ryals
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3131
United States v. Terrance Wilson
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3655
United States v. Gary Ersery
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1031
Patt McGuire v. St. Louis County Missouri
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1298
Peter R. Wright v. Judge Frank Magill
Date: October 7, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1480
United States v. Robert Sanford
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2983
Timothy Freeman v. Corizon Health, Inc.
Date: October 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1125
United States v. Hollingshed  
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2951

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court rejected defendant's claim under Rehaif v. United States, 139 S. Ct. 2191 (2019), and held that there was no plai...

Garrison v. Dolgencorp, LLC  
Date: October 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1066

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Dollar General after the company denied her request for a leave of absence due to a medical condition, alleging claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leav...

United States v. Knight  
Date: October 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's appeal of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) registration requirements as a condition of his release. The court held that the plea agreement, in which defen...

United States v. Donald Stewart
Date: September 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1238
Johnnie Campbell v. Christopher Johannes
Date: September 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3129
United States v. Wilson  
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2591

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss the indictment on double jeopardy grounds. The court held that the same conduct can result in both a revocation of a defendant's su...

Kimberly Benson v. Andrew Saul
Date: September 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3619
Bradley Landwehr v. City of Gerald
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2110
United States v. Joseph Perkins
Date: September 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2680
Scott Seldin v. Theodore Seldin
Date: September 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3679
Ronnoco Coffee, LLC. v. Westfeldt Brothers, Inc.  
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1498

Justia Opinion Summary: A corporation that acquires substantially all the assets of an unrelated competitor at a secured creditor's private foreclosure sale, in an agreement that declines to assume the competitor's liabilities, is not liable as...

Minter v. Bartruff  
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2468

Justia Opinion Summary: Iowa inmates filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against the IDOC and IDOC officials, alleging that IDOC's administration of its Sex Offender Treatment Program violates their constitutional rights to equal protection, due proc...

United States v. Sunny Singh
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2755
Rudy Enriquez-Martinez v. William P. Barr
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2829
United States v. Marlin Thomas
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3338
Joel Munt v. Paul Schnell
Date: September 19, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1297
United States v. Michael Jones
Date: September 18, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3372
Larry Stephens v. Jeremy Andrews
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3380
United States v. David Morago
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3635
Pirozzi v. Massage Envy Franchising  
Date: September 17, 2019
Docket Number: 19-8014

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a class action in state court against Massage Envy, alleging that the company violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA) when advertisements for its one hour massage session failed to discl...

United States v. Mast  
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1861

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant installed drain tile on his property in a manner consistent with the NRCS map but inconsistent with the FWS map, defendant was convicted of the lesser-included offense of disturbing property in the Nation...

United States v. Anthony Surajbally
Date: September 16, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1499
United States v. Todd Farver
Date: September 13, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1255
Billy Turner, Jr. v. Jay Cassady
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 16-3484
United States v. Vondale Kincaide
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2171
United States v. Quintin Wright
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2397
Jackson v. Stair  
Date: September 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2617

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action for damages, alleging that the city, the police department, and an officer violated plaintiff's constitutuional rights when he was detained and tased as part of an arrest. The Ei...

Anderson v. Kelley  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2456

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's petition for habeas corpus relief. The court held that plaintiff's counsel's representation did not fall below an objective standard of reasonablenes...

Van Orden v. Stringer  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3093

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, a class of civilly committed residents, appealed the dismissal of their claims against state officials, alleging that the state's commitment provisions are facially unconstitutional, and that the treatment pr...

United States v. Sesay  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1071, 18-1979, 18-3046

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Sayonkon and Samaan appealed their convictions for aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Defendant Sesay pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. All defendants...

United States v. Momodu Babu Sesay
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1979
Hamner v. Burls  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2181

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against Arkansas prison officials, alleging deprivations of his constitutional rights while incarcerated. Plaintiff's claims stemmed from his almost seven month detention in admi...

Southern Bakeries, LLC v. NLRB  
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-2370, 18-2568

Justia Opinion Summary: Southern Bakeries appealed the Board's determination that it violated Sections 8(a)(1) and (3) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by relying on a prior unlawful discipline in disciplining and terminating an emplo...

Southern Bakeries, LLC v. NLRB
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2568
Chyleina Herron v. E.W. Scripps Company
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2847
United States v. George Stigler
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2952
United States v. Momodu Babu Sesay
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3046
Jimmy Heikkila v. Wendy Kelley
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3271
Daniel Hurlbut v. Sheriff Tim Helder
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1193
United States v. George Stigler
Date: September 11, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1504
Brooks v. Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston  
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2612

Justia Opinion Summary: Removal is effective upon filing a copy of the notice of removal with the clerk of the state court, regardless of how state law might treat the notice after it is filed. The Eighth Circuit held that this case's removal t...

United States v. Daevone Brown
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3105
United States v. Peter Ihnken
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3335
Dominga Miranda Lorenzo v. William P. Barr
Date: September 10, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3737
United States v. Block  
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2470

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon. The court held that defendant's prior Arkansas conviction for second degree battery was a violent felon...

United States v. Julie Andrade
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2748
United States v. Aliance Giles
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2811
Mark Targowski v. Zachary Rawlins
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2878
United States v. Marcos Gonzalez
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1420
United States v. Bradley Turner
Date: September 9, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1824
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Noem  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1271

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Tribe failed to remit the use tax on goods and services sold to nonmembers at its casino and store, the State's Department of Revenue denied the Tribe renewals of alcoholic beverage licenses that were issued to...

Randy Rhinehart v. Andrew Saul
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2746
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe v. Haeder  
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2750

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit held that the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act does not preempt the imposition of statewide tax on the gross receipts of a nonmember contractor for services performed in renovating and expanding the Tribe'...

United States v. Calvin Bernhardt
Date: September 6, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1158
Robinson v. Hawkins  
Date: September 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1823

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against two officers, Hawkins and Swinton, for civil conspiracy and one of the officers, Hawkins, for excessive force and performing an unreasonable search. The Eighth Circuit reversed the district c...

Pearson v. Logan University  
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2764

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit against the University under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and various state laws, alleging that the University failed to protect them against stalking and sexual harassment by a fell...

United States v. Clarence Burnett
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3112
Doyle Smith v. CIR
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3560
United States v. Charles Williams
Date: September 4, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1257
Renae Strain v. Safeco Ins. Co. of Illinois
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1587
Rudley v. Bryant  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2533

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that Officers Bryant and Oldham used excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment when they arrested her and her minor son. The Eighth Circuit reversed the dist...

United States v. Rouse  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2554

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction to one count of distribution of child pornography. The court held that the statute of conviction, 18 U.S.C. 2252A(a)(2), as constitutionally applied to him, did not viol...

United States v. Lisa Lamb
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2758
Engle v. Land O'Lakes, Inc.  
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2821

Justia Opinion Summary: The decedent had insurance policies with Unum Life. After he died, he was survived by two minor children and his domestic partner. The district court granted a declaratory judgment, holding that Unum Life had adopted an...

United States v. Jose Lopez-Garcia
Date: September 3, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2843
Atwood v. Peterson  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1152

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a class action in state court against Walgreens and others, claiming that the Walgreens Balance Rewards program violated Arkansas's statutory prohibition on price discrimination in the sale of manufacture...

Fleck v. Wetch  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1564

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff, an attorney, discovered that SBAND was using his compulsory dues to oppose a state ballot measure he supported, plaintiff filed suit against SBAND and various state officials in their official capacities...

Miller v. Huron Regional Medical Center  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1522

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of HRMC's motion for remittitur or a new trial following the jury's award of damages to plaintiff, one of HRMC's former physicians, in a breach of contract action....

Kampschroer v. Anoka County  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1770

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment in favor of defendants, holding that plaintiffs were not entitled to equitable tolling on their claims under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act. The court held t...

United States v. Lowry  
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3109

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence after he conditionally pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the officer who st...

Gerson Hernandez-Rodriguez v. William P. Barr
Date: August 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3478
Unverzagt v. United States  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2325

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to correct his sentence under 28 U.S.C. 2255 based on Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015). The court held that Johnson did not ju...

Inzunza Reyna v. Barr  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1614

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision finding petitioner ineligible for cancellation of removal because he sustained a prior conviction for a crime involving moral turpitude when he was co...

Klingenberg v. Vulcan Ladder USA, LLC  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1742

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff suffered serious injuries from falling off a Vulcan ladder, he and his wife filed suit against Vulcan and GP. The jury rejected plaintiffs' design defect claim, but found that defendants breached an expre...

Henry Akins v. Southern Glazer's Wine
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1957
Ridgell v. City of Pine Bluff  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2663

Justia Opinion Summary: Where a plaintiff seeks damages based on alleged illegal actions of a municipal official, there is no authority to award damages against the municipality when the jury concludes that the official committed no wrong. Plai...

United States v. Dunlap  
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2696

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilt to one count of bank robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon, and was sentenced to 216 months in prison. On appeal, defendant argued that the dist...

United States v. Antonio Wills
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1041
United States v. Leticia Caballero
Date: August 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1473
Webb v. Smith  
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2541

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit on behalf of themselves and their children against the social workers involved in their cases and two of their DHS supervisors, alleging violations of their constitutional rights. The Eighth Circuit...

Gary Hamell v. C.V. Rivera
Date: August 28, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3063
United States v. Dewberry  
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1649

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit joined the majority of circuits and held that a potential violation of the right to proceed pro se does not, in and of itself, render a plea involuntary. Defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in po...

Todd McDonald v. Brett Carpenter
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1306
United States v. Eduwijes Cervantes-Mendoza
Date: August 27, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1307
United States v. Ethan Turner
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2156
McNeil v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2333

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Union Pacific in an action brought by plaintiff, alleging claims of discrimination and retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabil...

Chachanko v. United States  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2498

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion for relief under Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015). Although petitioner concedes that his petition was untimely, he argued...

United States v. Arias  
Date: August 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2604

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction of three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child. The Eighth Circuit held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting the testimony of two witnesses that claim...

Telescope Media Group v. Lucero  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3352

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs own and operate Telescope Media Group, a company that makes commercials, short films, and live-event productions. Plaintiffs filed suit against Minnesota, seeking injunctive relief preventing Minnesota from en...

United States v. Valquier  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1636

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Even assuming that it was error to allow an officer to testify regarding defendant's pre-Miranda statements and actions, th...

Sepulveda-Rodriguez v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-1760, 18-1761

Justia Opinion Summary: MetLife and Ford appealed the district court's award of benefits, costs and attorney fees in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) action. In this case, while MetLife paid plaintiff her husband's basic life...

Silvia Sepulveda-Rodriguez v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1761
Blackorby v. BNSF Railway Co.  
Date: August 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2372

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed an adverse jury verdict on his retaliation claims under the Federal Railroad Safety Act, challenging the jury instructions. The Eighth Circuit agreed with plaintiff that the jury instructions misstated...

United States v. Leron Morris
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2825
United States v. James Butchee
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3498
United States v. David Clark
Date: August 22, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1925
DeLuna v. Mower County  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1933

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and MDHS brought a negligence action against defendants, alleging that a jail official provided and made plaintiff wear shoes that were too small for his feet. The shoes caused a blister on one of his left toes...

United States v. Dones-Vargas  
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2600

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for two drug trafficking offenses. The government had been unaware of payments that local police made to a cooperating witness and thus failed to disclose the informatio...

Raphael Mendez v. Bryan Meek
Date: August 21, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1376
Janvrin v. Continental Resources, Inc.  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2661

Justia Opinion Summary: Continental appealed from a jury determination that it had tortiously interfered with the business relationship of plaintiff and CTAP. The Eighth Circuit affirmed and held that the evidence was sufficient to support a co...

Anderson v. City of Minneapolis  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1941

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging federal constitutional and tort claims against the city, the county, and several city and county employees after his son died of hypothermia. Plaintiff alleged that defendants, by prematurel...

United States v. Gilliam  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2017

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not commit plain error by not merging his firearm pos...

United States v. Anguiano  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2154

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence on the ground that his arrest and subsequent searches of his hotel room and vehicle violated his Fourth Amendment rights....

Rawa v. Migliaccio  
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2346

Justia Opinion Summary: Objector was a member of a California class action against Monsanto that alleged that the company used misleading labeling on its Roundup concentrate herbicide. After certification of the class, class counsel filed this...

United States v. Don Elbert, II
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3132
LaKeysia Wilson v. Arkansas Dept. of Human Svcs.
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3139
United States v. Eric Hicks
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3214
United States v. Keenan Lewis
Date: August 20, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3438
Kearney Regional Medical Center, LLC v. US Department of Health and Human Services  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 17-1207

Justia Opinion Summary: Kearney sought judicial review of the Board's decision denying its application to participate in the Medicare program. Although the facility later received approval, the initial denial prevented Kearney from participatin...

Meier v. St. Louis  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1597

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the City and Doc's Towing, alleging that defendants violated her rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments when her car was towed and stored without her consent or a warrant. The Eigh...

Beavers v. Arkansas Housing Authorities Property & Casualty Self-Insured Fund, Inc.  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1826

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff and her four children died from smoke inhalation as a result of a kitchen fire in their apartment, administrators of their estate filed suit against the JHA, the manufacturer of the smoke alarm, the City,...

Marilyn Louise Beavers v. Arkansas Housing Authorities
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1874
Marilyn Louise Beavers v. Arkansas Housing Authorities
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1932
Mwangi v. Barr  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1970

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's untimely motion to reopen. The court agreed with the Second Circuit's rejection of the argument that denial of an unopposed non-frivol...

United States v. Clark  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2119

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he was found guilty of possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. The court held that the district court did not err by applying a sentencing enhancemen...

United States v. O'Laughlin  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2473

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion seeking discharge from a civil commitment in a proceeding under 18 U.S.C. 4247(h). The court held that the specific requirements of section 42...

United States v. Jones  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2489

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon. The court held that the district court did not err by determining that...

United States v. Jay Monson
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3028
United States v. Spallek  
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-3113, 18-3114

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of a special condition of supervised release forbidding defendant, with one exception, to use a computer or the internet without the permission of the probation...

United States v. Andrew Spallek
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3114
Damien Ford v. Corrie Ferrell
Date: August 19, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3514
Brand v. National Union Fire Insurance Co.  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1372

Justia Opinion Summary: Insured Directors, plaintiffs in this declaratory judgment action seeking to allocate defense costs among insured and uninsured parties, appealed the district court's adverse grant of summary judgment in favor of Nationa...

United States v. Turner  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2262

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress a bag of drugs found at defendant's feet after he pleaded guilty to knowingly and intentionally possessing with intent to distribu...

United States v. Williams  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2422

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor. Deciding not to enforce the ambiguous appeal waiver, the court held that the dis...

United States v. Merritt  
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2500

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that defendant's argument that his prior drug conspiracy convictions did not fa...

United States v. Brendon Hole
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3004
United States v. Russell Wolf
Date: August 16, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3624
Forrest v. United States  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1011

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of petitioner's successive motion to correct his sentence under 28 U.S.C. 2255. The court held that petitioner did not meet the requirements of section 2255(h)(2) f...

United States v. Valquier  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1466

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence, holding that the district court did not clearly err in denying defendant safety-valve relief after concluding that he had not truthfully provided all information and evid...

Mejia-Ramos v. Barr  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1911

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's request for asylum and/or withholding removal. The court held that substantial evidence supported the BIA's finding that petitioner fail...

United States v. Felicianosoto  
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2493

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Defendant argued that he was entitled to a new trial...

United States v. Ronald Borchert
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2824
United States v. Roy House, Jr.
Date: August 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3508
United States v. Pope  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1544

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of bank robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, two counts of brandishing a firearm during those crimes of violence, and unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted f...

Capiz-Fabian v. Barr  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1687

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1988, petitioner filed an application for Temporary Resident Status as a Special Agricultural Worker. Over thirty years later, he petitioned to hold that the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) erred in denying his ap...

United States v. Kira Fallis
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1971
Dollar Loan Center of South Dakota, LLC v. Afdahl  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-2416, 18-2497

Justia Opinion Summary: DLC filed a 42 U.SC. 1983 action against defendant, the Director of the South Dakota Division of Banking, alleging that license revocation without a pre-deprivation hearing deprived DLC of its procedural due process righ...

Dollar Loan Center of SD v. Bret Afdahl
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2497
Damitrius Creighton v. United States
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2616
United States v. Derrick Parker
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2787
United States v. Shannon Paxton
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2928
United States v. Shannon Paxton
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2971
Murphy v. Engelhart  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3054

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of summary judgment to plaintiff in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action, alleging that a highway patrol trooper used excessive force against her in violation of her Fourth Amen...

Monty G. Carroll, Jr. v. Rodenburg LLP
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3667
United States v. Fidel Rios, Jr.
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3697
Leonard Luna v. Walmart Transportation
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3698
Zaitz Trust, LLC v. Bremer Bank, NA  
Date: August 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6031

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel reversed the bankruptcy court's grant of the Banks' motion for summary judgment challenging the validity of the other parties' liens and asserting the priority of its own lien in debtor's 2...

United States v. Sims  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 16-1233

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Supreme Court, the Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's resentence imposed after defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held, in light of the Supreme Co...

Kelsay v. Ernst  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2181

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of a deputy's motion for summary judgment in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action, alleging that the deputy used excessive force while arresting plaintiff. The court held that t...

Raymond v. United States  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2349

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated the district court's denial of petitioner's motion for relief under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6). In this case, the district court determined that petitioner's sentence imposed on h...

Muhammad v. Mayfield  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2396

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an inmate at the ADC, filed suit under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA), as well as the First and Fourteenth Amendments, seeking injunctive relief against ADC officials...

United States v. Romig  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2685

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of supervised release conditions after defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The court held that the district court did not abus...

Graham v. Klipsch  
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2724

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit dismissed defendant's appeal of the district court's denial of his motion for summary judgment based on qualified immunity. In this case, plaintiff filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against defendant, a de...

United States v. Joshua Berryhill
Date: August 13, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3055
United States v. Wakinyan McArthur
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2300
RSUI Indemnity Co. v. New Horizon Kids Quest, Inc.  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3567

Justia Opinion Summary: After the jury awarded damages to a sexual assault victim who was under the care of New Horizon, RSUI filed this action seeking a declaratory judgment that the policy's "Sexual Abuse or Molestation" exclusion barred cove...

N.S. v. Thompson  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1537

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit held that the district court erred in denying summary judgment based on qualified immunity to the officer who shot and killed the decedent during a police chase. The court held that the district court...

United States v. Hataway  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1953

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court agreed with the district court that defendant's prior conviction for aggravated assa...

Sloan v. Saul  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2351

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of social security disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income to plaintiff. The court held that substantial evidence supported the ALJ's conclusion that plaintif...

United States v. Thompson  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2701

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment in favor of the United States in this civil forfeiture action. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion by striking claimant's claim, b...

Adam and Eve Jonesboro, LLC v. Perrin  
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2818

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment upholding the constitutionality of an Arkansas zoning law that prevents adult-oriented businesses from opening within 1,000 feet of schools and other places frequ...

United States v. Blanca Rojo
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3370
United States v. Gary Berry
Date: August 12, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3533
Ad Hoc Committee of Non-Consenting Creditors v. Peabody Energy Corp.  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1302

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the district court's dismissal of the Committee's appeal of the bankruptcy court's confirmation of debtors' voluntary reorganization plan. The panel held that the bankruptcy court...

Newcombe v. United States  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1681

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act against the United States for negligent supervision and training. Plaintiff alleged that he suffered emoti...

Landmark Infrastructure Holding Co. v. R.E.D. Investments, LLC  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2186

Justia Opinion Summary: Lamar maintained and operated a billboard on land that it leased from R.E.D. After R.E.D. and Landmark executed an agreement under which Landmark agreed to pay R.E.D. in exchange for, among other things, the right to rec...

United States v. Ruelas-Carbajal  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2454

Justia Opinion Summary: An acquittal does not prevent the sentencing court from considering conduct underlying the acquitted charge, so long as that conduct has been proved by a preponderance of the evidence. The Eighth Circuit affirmed defenda...

United States v. Davidson  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2525

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon. The court held that there was ample evidence to support a...

Beasley v. Warren Unilube, Inc.  
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2655

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of Warren Unilube's motion for summary judgment in an action brought by plaintiff, alleging a race-based claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Under the McD...

Deverick Scott v. James Gibson
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3333
United States v. Yoandri Hernandez
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3337
United States v. Roger Wadden
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3340
James Banks v. Iowa Dept. of Human Services
Date: August 9, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3349
United States v. Kugmeh  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1145

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. The court held that defendant waived his argument th...

United States v. Gammell  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Numbers: 18-2211, 18-2692

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer, and to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firea...

United States v. Brian Newman
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2434
United States v. John Gammell
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2692
United States v. White Owl  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2695

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for abusive sexual contact. Defendant moved to withdraw his guilty plea on the ground that he did not fully understand some of its consequences. The court...

Mogard v. City of Milbank  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2730

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the City, the police chief, and the city administrator, alleging that plaintiff was terminated without due process and in retaliation for his exercise of First Amendment free speech rights. T...

United States v. Michael Wilkinson
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3496
United States v. Wesley Norris
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3684
Kunkel v. CUSB Bank  
Date: August 8, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6026

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's entry of summary judgment in favor of the bankruptcy trustee. The Bank challenged whether the terms of the judgment were fulfilled in transferring debtor's e...

Chase v. First Federal Bank of Kansas City  
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1764

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' putative class action against First Federal and former directors of Inter-State. Plaintiffs alleged that Inter-State's merger with First Federal w...

United States v. Paul  
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1871

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm while under felony indictment in state court. The court rejected defendant's claim that the district co...

Childress v. Fox Associates, LLC  
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2352

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment and award of attorney's fees, expenses, and costs to plaintiffs, in an action brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Plaintiffs...

Maria Childress v. Fox Associates
Date: August 7, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2577
United States v. Simpson  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1692

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's revocation of defendant's supervised release for the third time and sentence, as well as the reimposition of a life term of supervised release and new conditions of superv...

C.S. McCrossan Inc. v. Federal Insurance Co.  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1949

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for the insurance company in an action brought by McCrossan, alleging breach of the crime insurance policy after the company denied coverage unde...

Scott E. Crow v. Andrew Saul
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2079
United States v. Davis  
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2204

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon. The court held that defendant's claim that the district court erred in...

United States v. Kevin Conner
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2458
United States v. Charles Wolfe
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2535
United States v. Charles Wolfe
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2536
United States v. Jeremy Strom
Date: August 6, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3473
Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Burr  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1824

Justia Opinion Summary: Suits over oil and gas leases on allotted trust lands are governed by federal law, not tribal law, and the tribal court lacks jurisdiction over the nonmember oil and gas companies. This appeal involved a dispute over the...

Kodiak Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Mary Seaworth
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1856
United States v. Angela Ordonez
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2015
United States v. Thomas  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2412

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of receipt of child pornography and appealed his sentence. The Eighth Circuit held that the restitution order survived the appeal waiver because the order was not authorized by the...

Sandknop v. O'Connell  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2807

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a pro se complaint alleging a 42 U.S.C. 1983 claim against MDOC, the warden of OCC, and a former probation and parole officer at the OCC, alleging that he was unlawfully deprived of his liberty as a resul...

Sandhu v. Kanzler  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2957

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to defendant in an action brought by plaintiffs and Glow Hospitality alleging claims against defendant, an attorney, for fraud and breach of fidu...

United States v. Daniels  
Date: August 5, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3049

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that inculpatory statements defendant made during his state parole revocation hearing related to possession...

Ingram v. United States  
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3409

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2255 habeas corpus petition, seeking relief from a mandatory minimum sentence imposed in 2008. The court held that petitioner's 2014 motion was time-...

Association of Equipment Manufacturers v. Burgum  
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1115

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of a preliminary injunction enjoining North Dakota Senate Bill 2289, which regulates relationships between manufacturers and farm equipment dealers. The court held t...

Jet Midwest International Co., Ltd. v. Jet Midwest Group, LLC  
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1311

Justia Opinion Summary: After JetMidwest filed suit against JMG for breaching a loan agreement, the district court granted summary judgment to JetMidwest but denied its motion for reimbursement of its attorneys' fees under the agreement. As a...

GEICO Casualty Co. v. Isaacson  
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2273

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's order granting judgment for GEICO in an action seeking a declaratory judgment that the stacking provisions of other liability coverage in the insurance policy were not app...

United States v. Bonnell  
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2371

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition. The court held that the district court did not plainly err by applying USSG 5G1.3(d) and concluding t...

United States v. Jack Phillips
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2631
United States v. Mazzulla  
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2732

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphet...

Ricky Holifield v. Tom Roy
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3291
Brian Benson v. CIR
Date: August 2, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3526
Orduno v. Pietrzak  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3437

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the police chief, the city, and other public officials, alleging violations of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). After the police chief admitted liability for six violations of the...

Samantha Orduno v. Richard Pietrzak
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3486
K.W.P. v. Kansas City Public Schools  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3602

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a 7 year old elementary school student, filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 suit against KCPS, Officer Craddock, and Principal Wallace for violations of his rights under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. Plaintiff's cl...

United States v. Collier  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1025

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of five counts of sex trafficking and attempted sex trafficking, and one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, specifically facilitating th...

Allstate Indemnity Co. v. Dixon  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1948

Justia Opinion Summary: Allstate filed suit seeking a declaratory judgment that the insureds violated the intentional acts exclusion of their insurance policy and that Allstate was entitled to recover its payment to the mortagees. Allstate conc...

Salazar v. Barr  
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2146

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the determination that petitioner was removable under 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)(A)(iii) because he was convicted in Iowa of committing an aggravated felony. Determining that i...

United States v. Devonte Jenkins
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2216
United States v. Alexander Oka
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2315
Eric Johnson v. United States
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2413
Wilson Salazar v. William P. Barr
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2446
Michael Parkins v. Detective Alison Nguyen
Date: August 1, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3547
United States v. Duke  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1371

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's life sentence for serious drug trafficking and firearms crimes imposed after resentencing, holding that the district court was aware of the relevant sentencing factors under 18 U.S...

Mahler v. First Dakota Title Limited Partnership  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1632

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the employer in an action brought by plaintiff, alleging claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Iowa Civil Rights Act for reta...

Brakebill v. Jaeger  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1725

Justia Opinion Summary: Six Native American plaintiffs filed suit challenging portions of North Dakota's election statutes, requiring a voter to present a specific form of identification at the polls before receiving a ballot. The district cour...

Dalton v. NPC International, Inc.  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2123

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against NPC, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and corresponding ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). Plaintiff, who has...

United States v. Clark  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2309

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that defendant's prior convictions for two counts of distributing cocaine base...

Farver v. McCarthy  
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2789

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment in an action challenging the decision of the Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) not to hire plaintiff. Under the McDonnell Douglas b...

United States v. Rodney Pittman
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3048
United States v. Kevin DeHart
Date: July 31, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3536
United States v. Kocher  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1410

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of a 24 month supervised release revocation sentence. The court held that the district court did not commit plain procedural error by basing its sentence on a f...

Heisler v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1588

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Nationwide in an action brought by plaintiff, an employee of Nationwide, alleging discrimination against her on the basis of her sex and her...

United States v. Tam Holmes
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1800
Lacey v. Norac, Inc.  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1947

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment for Norac in an action brought by plaintiff, a Norac employee, alleging claims of employment discrimination following her termination. The court...

Jinfeng Tian v. Barr  
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2342

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit granted a petition for review of the BIA's dismissal of petitioner's appeal of an IJ's order denying asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). The court hel...

United States v. Lynn Breckenridge, II
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2736
United States v. Jonathan Alexander
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3240
United States v. Garland Lightfoot
Date: July 30, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3501
Great American Alliance Insurance Co. v. Windermere Baptist Conference, Inc.  
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3635

Justia Opinion Summary: After a child fell 50 ft. from a zipline at Bible camp, the parties dispute who potentially bears financial responsibility for her injuries. The Eighth Circuit held that, under the plain language of the insurance policy,...

Alexis Bailly Vineyard, Inc. v. Harrington  
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1846

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's order granting summary judgment to the Commissioner, in an action brought by Farm Wineries seeking a declaration that the Minnesota Farm Wineries Act's in-state requiremen...

Swink v. Saul  
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1850

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of social security disability benefits to plaintiff. The court held that plaintiff clearly suffered from back pain, but substantial evidence supported the ALJ's finding that plainti...

Borchardt v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.  
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2610

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs appealed the district court's denial of their motion for judgment as a matter of law in an action seeking reimbursement from State Farm after their house was destroyed by fire. The district court found that th...

Brian Burmaster v. American Psychiatric Assoc.
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 18-3062
United States v. Anibal Carbajal-Galvan
Date: July 29, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1109
Justice Network Inc. v. Craighead County  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3770

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of TJN's 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against defendants, in an action arising from the Craighead County District Judges Boling and Fowler's implementation of an Amnest...

Calzone v. Olson  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1674

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's request for declaratory and injunctive relief, seeking a ruling that the Missouri State Highway Patrol is forbidden to stop and inspect his 54,000-po...

United States v. Grady  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1728

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine. The court held that the...

Fulmer v. Fifth Third Equipment Finance Co.  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1786

Justia Opinion Summary: The bankruptcy trustee filed suit against parties involved in the sale of a bankruptcy estate's assets under 11 U.S.C. 363. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy appellate panel's decision affirming the bankruptcy c...

United States v. Sheldon Tree Top  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1816

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed the district court's imposition of a $5000 restitution order imposed after he pleaded guilty to selling eagle feathers. The Eighth Circuit reversed the order of restitution and modified the judgment to...

Dols v. Saul  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1910

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of plaintiff's application for supplemental security income, holding that substantial evidence supported the ALJ's determination that plaintiff had only a moderate restriction on hi...

Marambo v. Barr  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2331

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's decision upholding the IJ's determination that petitioner was removable. The court held that petitioner failed to exhaust his administrative remedies with rega...

Lewis v. Gardner  
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2555

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that defendants were responsible for his delayed release from jail following the dismissal of criminal charges against him. The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of qualifi...

United States v. Santos Martin-Diaz
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2802
United States v. Jason Konvalinka
Date: July 26, 2019
Docket Number: 19-1710
United States v. Coonce  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 14-2800

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's judgment sentencing defendant to death for his role in murdering an inmate. The court affirmed the district court's decision not to hold an Atkins hearing and not to consi...

Z. J. v. Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3365

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a minor, filed suit against the SWAT team officers, the detectives, and the Board under 42 U.S.C. 1983, after she suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the blast of a flash-bang grenade. In this...

United States v. Hall  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3663

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he violated one of his supervised release conditions. Reviewing for substantive error, the court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in...

United States v. Robert Brown
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3669
Lovelace v. Washington University School of Medicine  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 17-3673

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her employees, alleging that they unlawfully terminated her in retaliation for exercising her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA). Pl...

United States v. Chad Daniel Anderson
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1922
United States v. Floyd  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2178

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit dismissed defendant's appeal of the district court's denial of his request for de novo resentencing. In this case, defendant pleaded guilty to one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to...

Advance Conveying Technologies v. Lemartec Corp.  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2345

Justia Opinion Summary: Lemartec appealed the district court's entry of judgment in favor of ACT on ACT's breach of contract claim. Lemartec argued that the district court erred in concluding that Lemartec's bid package was incorporated into th...

Brown v. Kansas City Live, LLC  
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2527

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1981 against K.C. Live for assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence, and malicious prosecution. The district court granted K.C. Live's motion to dismiss after finding the clai...

Elroy Rogers v. U.S. Department of Agriculture
Date: July 25, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2845