2020 Eighth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

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Ritchie Capital Management v. JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1130
Amanda Gibson v. Concrete Equipment Co., Inc.
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3009
Lucus v. Saul  
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3285

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's order affirming the ALJ's denial of plaintiff's application for disability benefits. The court held that the ALJ's error in failing to provide good reason for giving plain...

United States v. Franklin  
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3630

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of drug trafficking and firearms offenses. The court held that the district court's jury instructions adequately covered the substance of defendant's proposed instructio...

Independent School District No. 283 v. E.M.D.H.
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1269, 19-1336
Spann v. Lombardi  
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1768

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against several prison officials in their individual capacities under 42 U.S.C. 1983, challenging a disciplinary adjudication, conditions of confinement, adequacy of medical treatment, and alleged re...

Troy Scheffler v. Richard Kyle
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1825
United States v. Ivell Hagens
Date: June 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2669
United States v. Box  
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1366

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant's prior Arkansas convictions for possession of child pornography qualified as prior convictions under 18 U.S.C. 2252A(b)(1). The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to r...

Jacobs Field Services North America, Inc. v. Scalia  
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1517

Justia Opinion Summary: After apprentice electrician Timothy Sky was seriously burned by an arc flash while connecting wires from a new electrical panel at the ADM corn processing plant, Jacobs was cited for a single serious violation of 29 C.F...

United States v. Jonathan McConville
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1566
United States v. Ivan Tofiga
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1622
United States v. Ronald Washington
Date: June 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2863
United States v. Nevatt  
Date: June 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3555

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and six related gun and money laundering counts. The court held that the inventory search of defendant's motorc...

United States v. Enrique Ramirez
Date: June 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1613
United States v. Roy Rodriguez
Date: June 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1652
Jay Jones v. Joseph Gentle
Date: June 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3348
United States v. Lee  
Date: June 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3618

Justia Opinion Summary: After the district court granted defendant's motion to stay the execution, the execution date passed, and the government appealed. Defendant argued that the government's appeal is moot because the execution date has pass...

Swinton v. Starke  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3186

Justia Opinion Summary: After movant filed a putative class action against SquareTrade, plaintiff filed a similar suit. Movant moved to intervene in plaintiff's suit, plaintiff and SquareTrade then reached a proposed class settlement, and the d...

Sok Kong v. City of Burnsville  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1101

Justia Opinion Summary: After Map Kong was fatally shot by police in Burnsville, Minnesota, plaintiff filed suit against the city and the officers under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and state law. The district court denied defendants' motion for summary judg...

United States v. Carter  
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1153, 19-1172, 19-1177, 19-1344, 19-1345

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed five defendants' sentences imposed after they each pleaded guilty to charges related to their involvement in a prostitution and sex trafficking conspiracy. The court held that the district cou...

United States v. Mark Carter, II
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1172
United States v. Mark Carter, II
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1177
United States v. Adner Toj-Velasquez
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1323
United States v. Mark Carter, II
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1344
United States v. Mark Carter, II
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1345
United States v. Robert Coffey
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1383
United States v. James Goolsby
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1754
United States v. James Goolsby
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1958
United States v. Thad Junge
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2696
United States v. Gregory Jobe
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2784
United States v. Kasey Racette
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2936
United States v. Timothy McWilliams
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3158
Daniel Cvijanovich v. Secret Service
Date: May 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3503
Prieto-Pineda v. Barr  
Date: May 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1347

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the BIA's dismissal of petitioner's appeal of the IJ's finding that his asylum application was time-barred and denial of withholding of removal and relief under the Convention Against Torture...

Cole v. Hutchins  
Date: May 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1399

Justia Opinion Summary: After an officer shot and killed Roy Lee Richards, Jr., his estate filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of the...

United States v. Banks  
Date: May 28, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1750, 19-1969

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's imposition of a reduced sentence under the First Step Act of 2018 from 55 years to 40 years in prison. The court held that the Act applies to offenses, not conduct. Becaus...

United States v. Javier Morales, Jr.
Date: May 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1779
United States v. Bobby Banks
Date: May 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1969
United States v. Sherman  
Date: May 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2145

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base and sentenced to 240 months in prison. The district court considered the sentence appropriate and subsequently denied defendant's motio...

Timothy Daniels v. United States
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3247
Timothy Daniels v. United States
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3249
Timothy Daniels v. United States
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3251
Timothy Daniels v. United States
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3252
Timothy Daniels v. United States
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3253
Timothy Daniels v. United States
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3260
Timothy Daniels v. United States
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3309
Timothy Daniels v. United States
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3312
CRST Expedited, Inc. v. Transam Trucking, Inc.  
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-2633, 18-2752

Justia Opinion Summary: CRST filed suit against TransAm, alleging that TransAm wrongfully recruited and hired several long-haul truck drivers who were under contract with CRST. The district court granted TransAm's motion for summary judgment an...

CRST Expedited, Inc. v. Transam Trucking, Inc.
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2752
Timothy Daniels v. United States
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2913
Findlator v. Allina Health Clinics  
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1142

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her former employer, Allina, for race and national origin discrimination as well as intentional infliction of emotional distress. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of sum...

United States v. Justin Cinkan
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1839
United States v. Gregory Shockley
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2655
Hector Fabian v. William P. Barr
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2688
David Erwin v. City of Paragould, Arkansas
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3208
United States v. Chad Weis
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3430
Jacque Miller v. Patti Wachtendorf
Date: May 27, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1021
McCoy v. United States  
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 16-3953

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit held that voluntary manslaughter under 18 U.S.C. 1112 qualifies as a crime of violence under the force clause of 18 U.S.C. 924(c)(3)(A) because it has an element of force against the person of another....

Bannister v. Barr  
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-2638, 18-2715

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied petitions for review of the BIA's decision affirming petitioners' orders of removal, holding that petitioners' arguments are foreclosed by circuit precedent. Petitioners, lawful permanent reside...

Elizabeth Bannister v. William P. Barr
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2715
United States v. Gregory McCloud
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2177
United States v. Sauceda  
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-2287, 19-3328

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine. The court also affirmed defendant's...

United States v. Zurheide  
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2956

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography. The court held that the prosecutor's comments at sentencing did not breach the plea agreement...

United States v. Reymundo Sauceda
Date: May 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3328
Thomas v. Payne  
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 17-1833

Justia Opinion Summary: After the district court granted petitioner partial habeas relief, both petitioner and the state appealed. The Eighth Circuit agreed with the district court that petitioner's guilt-and-penalty ineffective-assistance clai...

Mickey Thomas v. Dexter Payne
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2380
Davis v. Washington University in St. Louis  
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3345

Justia Opinion Summary: Three retirement-plan participants field suit against WashU for breach of its fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The district court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a...

United States v. Aaron Jefferson
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2416
Crystal Moore v. Andrew Saul
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2675
John Raynor v. Dennis Walker
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2845
Randy Jones v. Stephen Sparks
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2971
United States v. Calvin Wedington
Date: May 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3349
Adeli v. Silverstar Automotive  
Date: May 21, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1481, 19-1602

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Silverstar, alleging that it intentionally misrepresented the condition of the used Ferrari it sold him. A jury awarded plaintiff $20,201 in compensatory and incidental damages and $5.8 milli...

Hamid Adeli v. Silverstar Automotive
Date: May 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1602
United States v. Curtis Barker
Date: May 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1880
United States v. Christopher McCarty
Date: May 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2223
Timothy Ashford v. Office for Counsel for DSPLN
Date: May 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2618
Lawn Managers, Inc. v. Progressive Lawn Managers, Inc.  
Date: May 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2658

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's findings of fact and conclusions of law in this trademark infringement case over the word mark "Lawn Managers." In this case, the licensing agreement was the result of a d...

United States v. Jay Carder
Date: May 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1638
United States v. Steve Williams
Date: May 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3352
Mitchell v. Dakota County Social Services  
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1419

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, his three children, and Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping filed suit against the county, DCSS, nine county officials, and three officials. Plaintiffs' constitutional, federal, and state la...

United States v. Lasalle Waldrip
Date: May 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3113
United States v. Jose Farias-Valdovinos
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3481
Turntine v. Peterson  
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2185

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of plaintiffs' complaint alleging three defamation counts against defendants. The defamatory statements at issue stemmed from the parties' failed business relati...

Barton v. Warden Stange  
Date: May 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1985

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought a petition for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254 and concurrently sought a stay of execution. The district court entered an order granting the motion for stay of execution on the basis that it require...

United States v. Ashkelon Barrett
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2671
United States v. Percy Grant
Date: May 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3294
United States v. Maurice Whitehead
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1612
United States v. George Schrand, Jr.
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1965
United States v. Clyde Lincoln
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2219
KCI Auto Auction, Inc. v. Alonzo Anderson
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2703
United States v. Devonte Colbert
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3120
United States v. Donahue  
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3241

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a gun. The court held that defendant's sentence was substantively reasonable; the district court did not err by var...

Boisaubin v. Blackwell  
Date: May 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6040

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's orders granting the trustee's second motion to compromise controversy, denying an agreed motion to seal, and denying debtor's motion to seal. The orders rela...

United States v. Stacy Allen
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3157
Sysco Minnesota, Inc. v. Teamsters Local 120  
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3491

Justia Opinion Summary: Sysco Minnesota filed suit against Local 120 under section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) for violating their collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The Eighth Circuit held that Local 120 waived its rig...

United States v. Sterling  
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1711

Justia Opinion Summary: After the United States Probation Office petitioned the district court for modification of defendant's sentence to add three special conditions of supervised release, he appealed the grant of the petition. The Eighth C...

White v. United States  
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1878

Justia Opinion Summary: After an ATF agent shot and killed Myron Pollard during an undercover operation, Pollard's mother and personal representative of his estate filed suit against the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) an...

United States v. Timothy Kluck
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3045
United States v. Alejandro Rodriguez
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3135
United States v. Justin Thomas Chapman
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3238
United States v. Robert Smith
Date: May 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3260
United States v. Markie Pena
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1070
United States v. Lucas Reiss
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1415
United States v. Jason Blunt
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2000
American Family Mutual Insurance Co. v. Lehenbauer Farms, Inc.  
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-2050, 19-2171

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of American Family in a declaratory judgment regarding American Family's duty to defend and indemnify Mid-American. American Family had...

American Family Mutual Ins. Co v. Lehenbauer Farms, Inc.
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2171
United States v. Stanley Rice
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2407
United States v. Douglas Packett
Date: May 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3059
Main v. Ozark Health, Inc.  
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1393

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Ozark in an action brought by plaintiff under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 19...

United States v. Rashad Norwood
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1479
Amreya Shefa v. William P. Barr
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1496
United States v. Mykael Robertson
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1909
United States v. Ricky Gurley
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2067
Amreya Shefa v. William P. Barr
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2698
United States v. James Killian
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3015
United States v. Kenneth Wilson
Date: May 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3351
United States v. Kamaury Watson
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1837
United States v. Dailey  
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2353

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to submitting false reimbursement claims for services and creating a materially false patient progress note. The court held that the distri...

United States v. Matthew Siebrass
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2802
United States v. Jerome Nash
Date: May 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2944
United States v. Becerra  
Date: May 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2777

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The court held that there was more than enough evidence for defendant's probation officer and...

Bakor v. Barr  
Date: May 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3011

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's determination that defendant committed two crimes involving moral turpitude. The court held that the BIA did not err in determining that petitioner's convictio...

United States v. Rodney Hunt
Date: May 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1684
United States v. Sonya Dubray
Date: May 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3095
United States v. Dijon Dixon
Date: May 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3110
County of San Mateo v. Peabody Energy Corporation  
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-3242, 19-1767

Justia Opinion Summary: After Peabody was reorganized, three California municipalities filed suit against Peabody and more than thirty other energy companies for their alleged contributions to global warming. The bankruptcy court enjoined the m...

County of San Mateo, CA v. Peabody Energy Corporation
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1767
United States v. Vincent Ballard
Date: May 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2076
Smith v. Titus  
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2915

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief to petitioner based on his claim that the trial court violated his Sixth Amendment right to a public trial when it briefly closed the courtroom to...

United States v. Wright  
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1081

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's restitution order and certain special conditions of defendant's supervised release imposed after he pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a child. The court found no error...

United States v. Jacques Eviglo
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1123
Thompson v. Kanabec County  
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-1456, 19-1988

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the County on plaintiff's claim of interference with her rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and retaliation against her for asse...

United States v. Vyagales Shaw, Jr.
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1508
United States v. Tracy Smith
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1588
United States v. Haynes  
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1607

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the government did not violate the Speedy Trial Act, and defendant failed to offer any evi...

Wendy Thompson v. Kanabec County
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1988
Mary Broadus v. Kenneth Devon Lewis
Date: May 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2403
Rossley v. Drake University  
Date: May 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1392

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was removed from the Board of Trustees of Drake University, he filed suit alleging Title IX retaliation, disability retaliation, and breach of contract. Plaintiff's removal stemmed from conflicts of inter...

Leonardo Morales-Roque v. William Barr
Date: May 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2089
United States v. Dameon Harris
Date: May 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3452
Richards v. Rabo ArgiFinance, LLC  
Date: May 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6039

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy court's determination that the interested parties were equitably estopped from asserting ownership of machinery and equipment in debtor's bankruptcy case. In this case, the inte...

Hall v. BNSF Railway Co.  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3126

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of plaintiff's motion for a new trial in an action seeking damages under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, and rejected his contention that the district court a...

United States v. Roberts  
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1176

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm as a previously convicted felon. The court held that, although the district court properly applied a fou...

United States v. Gary Christinson
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2311
John Nimmer v. Hon. Michael Heavican
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2426
Robert Johnson, Jr. v. Dexter Payne
Date: May 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3186
Nebraska Public Power District v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission  
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1553

Justia Opinion Summary: SPP, a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO), is authorized by the Commission to provide electric transmission services across a multi-state region. Pursuant to SPP's license-plate rate design, SPP is divided into dif...

United States v. Todd Tuttle
Date: April 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3459
Tina Jimerson v. Dexter Payne
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2873
United States v. Garcia-Garcia  
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3071

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. The court held that the record supported the d...

Jimerson v. Payne  
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-3174, 18-2873

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of habeas corpus relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254 to Tina Jimerson and John Brown, Jr., two Arkansas prisoners serving life sentences for murder and aggravated robbery....

Stearns v. Inmate Services Corp.  
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3707

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against ISC, alleging that ISC transported plaintiff, a pretrial detainee subject to extradition, for eight continuous days across twelve states, with only momentary breaks for bat...

Great West Casualty Co. v. Decker  
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1266

Justia Opinion Summary: After a truck driver filed claims against his employer's insurer to recover for an injury he suffered when loading a truck, the district court granted summary judgment in favor of the insurer. The Eighth Circuit affirm...

United States v. Larry Henderson
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1789
United States v. Walter Schulz
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2228
United States v. Ernest Rayton
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2809
United States v. Andrew Shannon-Dickens
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2865
United States v. Damien Burnett
Date: April 29, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2989
Padden Law Firm, PLLC v. Trice  
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-2451, 18-2576

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision to alter the distribution of attorney's fees set forth in a contingency fee sharing agreement between two law firms in a products liability case. The court noted...

Padden Law Firm, PLLC v. Bridgett Trice
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2576
United States v. Felicia Massey  
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3408

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after she pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and cooperated with the government. The court held that there was no plain error at sentencing...

United States v. Theodore Newcomb
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3685
United States v. Cody Dittmar
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1725
United States v. Montarrance Wilson
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2132
United States v. Zachariah Jindra
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2195
United States v. Kevin Herring
Date: April 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3248
D&G, Inc. v. C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.  
Date: April 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2121

Justia Opinion Summary: D&G filed an antitrust suit against C&S, on behalf of all grocery retailers, alleging that C&S agreed with another grocery wholesaler, SuperValu, not to compete for customers in certain geographical areas. The jury retur...

United States v. Vanoy  
Date: April 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the district court did not err in determining that defendant was an armed career criminal based on his tw...

Infogroup, Inc. v. DatabaseUSA.com LLC  
Date: April 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3723

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed judgments against DatabaseUSA for copyright infringement and Vinod Gupta for breach of contract. After Gupta founded Infogroup, he and the company entered a separation agreement. Then Gupta fo...

Barse v. United States  
Date: April 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1543

Justia Opinion Summary: After C&W failed to remit employment taxes, the IRS assessed the balance owed against C&W's former's owner. C&W's former owner filed suit alleging that the IRS misallocated funds it had levied from C&W, leaving him perso...

Richardson v. Omaha School District  
Date: April 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2058

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of the school district's motion to dismiss in part and motion for summary judgment in an action brought under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals...

Wells Fargo & Company v. United States  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3578

Justia Opinion Summary: Wells Fargo, a U.S. corporation, entered into a structured trust advantaged repackaged securities transaction (STARS) with Barclays, a United Kingdom corporation. Wells Fargo asserts its purpose was to borrow money at a...

Goffin v. Ashcraft  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1430

Justia Opinion Summary: Based on a report by the burglary victim, Goffin’s uncle, Officer Ashcraft tried to arrest Goffin for burglary and stealing handguns, bullets, and prescription pain medication. Before the arrest, several witnesses told A...

Granite Re, Inc. v. Nat'l Credit Union Adm. Board  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2674

Justia Opinion Summary: The National Credit Union Administration Board ("NCUAB"), the self-appointed conservator of Citizens Community Credit Union ("Citizens"), repudiated a letter of credit Citizens issued to Granite Re, Inc. Granite filed a...

United States v. Antywan Seawood
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3107
Sheila Anderson v. Commissioner, Social Security
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3300
Mbonyunkiza v. Beasely  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3611

Justia Opinion Summary: Iowa inmate Napolean-Ahmed Mbonyunkiza was a practicing Muslim whose religious beliefs forbade consumption of pork or pork by-products. In 2017, he filed four separate grievances against the Newton Correctional Facility...

Carter v. Pulaski CO Special School Dist  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1426

Justia Opinion Summary: Marion Carter sued the Pulaski County Special School District for race discrimination under Arkansas state and federal laws. Carter taught at the Joe T. Robinson High School in the School District. She also coached the c...

Franklin v. Franklin County, Arkansas  
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1854

Justia Opinion Summary: After Cody Franklin died in police custody, his father, as administrator of his estate, sued the police officers who struggled with Franklin the night he died, and against the municipalities who employed them. The elder...

Sharee Harrell v. Andrew Saul
Date: April 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3002
United States v. Robert Thiel
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3720
Cano v. Barr  
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1506

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's order affirming the IJ's denial of petitioner's applications for asylum, withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act, and protection under...

United States v. Cameron Klouda
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2330
Murray Kentucky Energy, Inc. v. Ceralvo Holdings, LLC  
Date: April 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6038

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's order denying Murray's motion to enforce the order confirming debtors' third amended plan of reorganization and to enjoin parties from asserting claims barre...

United States v. Antoinne Washington
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1159
United States v. Gonzalez-Esparsa  
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1477

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for unlawful use of an identification document and misuse of a social security number. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's convictions...

United States v. Virginia Hayes
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2529
In Re: Leslie Rutledge  
Date: April 22, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1791

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit granted a writ of mandamus in part and directed the district court to dissolve a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) enjoining the State from enforcing a COVID-19-related health directive against a provi...

United States v. Bolman  
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2759

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for involuntary manslaughter after he struck and killed his nephew with his truck. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support the conviction, because a r...

Murphy Oil Corp. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co.  
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1140

Justia Opinion Summary: After Murphy Oil sold an oil refinery to Valero, a fire occurred on the property. Valero demanded indemnification from Murphy, and Murphy sought a defense from its general commercial liability insurer, Liberty Mutual. Af...

United States v. Kelly Mitchell
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2544
United States v. Kelly Mitchell
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2545
United States v. Carlos Rosas
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2917
Kevin Jones v. Romona Huff
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3014
Juan Gonzalez v. William P. Barr
Date: April 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3409
Joseph J. Henderson & Sons, Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Co.  
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3341

Justia Opinion Summary: After the City hired Henderson to design and install a bio-solids building, panels on the building's roof were damaged during a windstorm. Henderson filed a claim with Travelers, asserting that Travelers was required to...

Jackson v. United States  
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1131

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion to vacate, set aside, or correct petitioner's sentence. The court held that the district court did not err in denying an evidentiary hear...

United States v. Demorris Binion
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1346
Lombardo v. City of St. Louis  
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1469

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the magistrate judge's grant of summary judgment in favor of law enforcement officers and the City, in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action brought by plaintiff after the death of her son. The court held t...

United States v. Martin Puerta-Navarro
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2373
United States v. Sergio Gonzalez
Date: April 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2542
United States v. Devontate Davis
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3485
United States v. Boyd  
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3528

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 the facts underlying defendant's prior arrests were part of his history an...

United States v. Sanchez-Velasco  
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3568

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress his responses to an ICE agent's two questions at the Treasurer's Office, because he was not in custody at the time of questioning....

United States v. Jose Ceja
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1356
Samuel Zean v. Choice Hotels International
Date: April 17, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3038
United States v. Gary Kachina
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2184
Couch v. American Bottling Co.  
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3648

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that Dr. Pepper retaliated against him for complaining about racial discrimination at the company. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Dr. Pepper, h...

United States v. Waylon Young Bird
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2125
United States v. Jeffrey Honie
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2488
United States v. Adrian Oviedo
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3117
United States v. Adrian Oviedo
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3118
Marshall v. McCarty  
Date: April 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6042

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel dismissed debtor's Chapter 13 bankruptcy appeal, holding that it lacked jurisdiction. The panel held that debtor has not shown she is a person aggrieved by the bankruptcy court's order over...

Stuart v. Global Tel*Link Corp.  
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-2640, 18-2763

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an inmate who had used Global's services, brought a putative class action alleging that Global's rates and fees were unjust and unreasonable under the Federal Communications Act (FCA) and that Global had unjus...

Kaylan Stuart v. Global Tel*Link Corporation
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2763
Valerie LeMaster v. Ditech Financial LLC
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3037
United States v. Fortier  
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3517

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for two counts of child pornography. The court held that the government met its specific-intent requirement by providing sufficient proof that one of defendant's "domina...

United States v. Castellanos Muratella  
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1219

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for participating in a methamphetamine-distribution conspiracy. The court held that the district court correctly designated defendant as a career offender based on his pri...

United States v. Nohel Rodriguez
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1272
United States v. Splettstoeszer  
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1321

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for distribution, possession, and receipt of child pornography. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence of...

United States v. Espinal  
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for illegal reentry into the United States. The court declined to reach the issue of whether there is a "ruse exception" to the Speedy Trial Act because, even assuming t...

United States v. Saucedo  
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1693

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for illegal reentry into the United States. The court rejected defendant's challenge to the indictment on Speedy Trial Act grounds, holding that the indictment was retur...

United States v. Charles Pettis
Date: April 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2120
Birchansky v. Clabaugh  
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3403

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, health care providers and their patients, filed suit against Iowa's Department of Public Health and its Health Facilities Council, alleging that Iowa's Certificate of Need laws violate the Fourteenth Amendmen...

Sherman v. Berkadia Commercial Mortgage  
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1373

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Berkadia in an action brought by plaintiff, alleging that the employer terminated him in retaliation for actions protected by the Fal...

United States v. Sanders  
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1497

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence of a firearm. The court held that the officers acted in their community caretaking function when they entered the home of...

United States v. Aaron Greene
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1510
United States v. Bryan Odem
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1599
United States v. Martin Godbersen
Date: April 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2728
United States v. Johnson
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-3776, 18-2455, 19-1449
United States v. Ronald David Johnson
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2455
United States v. Ronald David Johnson
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1449
United States v. Brown  
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1919

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for possession of a firearm. The court held that defendant was not denied his Sixth Amendment right to counsel during a critical stage of the proceedings, because he cle...

United States v. Kristian Price
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2105
United States v. Mario Smith
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2316
Catarina Lopez-Tercero v. William Barr
Date: April 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2499
United States v. Johnson  
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Numbers: 17-3776, 18-2455, 19-1449

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for nine counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. The court held that the district court did not plainly err by finding that defendant's consent to search...

Carpenters' Pension Fund of Illinois v. Target Corp.  
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1831

Justia Opinion Summary: Investors who purchase Target Corporation stock filed suit against Target and its executives, alleging that Target misled investors about problems in its Canadian stores. Investors' claims stemmed from Target's efforts t...

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC v. Trice  
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2172

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's order denying Napoli's quantum meruit request for attorney's fees. The court held that the district court did not fail to balance all factors and equities as required unde...

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC v. Bridgette Trice
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2174
United States v. Ronald David Johnson
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2455
United States v. Ronald David Johnson
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1449
Billy Fleshner v. Matthew Tiedt
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2091
United States v. Dontay Reese
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2583
United States v. Jaime Ramirez-Lopez
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2715
Hollis Martz v. Sheriff Benny Simmons
Date: April 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2750
Baidehi Mukherjee v. The Childrens Mercy Hospital
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2731
Fergin v. Magnum LTL, Inc.  
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3502

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Westrock in state court after a stack of cardboard boxes fell out of a truck and caused him to fall to the ground, injuring his shoulder. After removal to federal court, plaintiff brought a n...

United States v. Matthew Boyd
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1410
United States v. Eddie Lee
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1431
United States v. Eller  
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1759

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to withdraw his guilty plea. The court held that defendant failed to meet his burden of establishing a fair and just grounds for withdrawal an...

United States v. Williams  
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1827

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained from the search of his vehicle. The court held that the officers lawfully continued their investigation after th...

David Salley v. Corizon Health Services
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2049
United States v. Adam Holder
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2482
Lorenzo Robertson v. Ozell Pace
Date: April 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2693
Mayfield v. United States  
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2185

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated the district court's denial of defendant's 28 U.S.C. 2255 motion to vacate his sentence on the ground that he received ineffective assistance of counsel during plea negotiations before trial. I...

United States v. Sainz Navarrete  
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3170

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, money laundering, and two counts of conspiring to launder money. The court held that the evidence was sufficie...

United States v. Morris  
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3668

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The court held that th...

United States v. Michael Zeroni
Date: April 8, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1654
Jimenez Galloso v. Barr  
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2812

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the BIA's decision denying petitioner's applications for asylum and withholding of removal. The court held that petitioner failed to establish a well-founded fear of f...

United States v. Bradshaw  
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3728

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The court held that the district court did not violat...

United States v. William Hill
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1408
Rickie Green v. Danny Burl
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1928
United States v. Anthony Tobias-Haywood
Date: April 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2023
Silk v. United States  
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1908

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to vacate his sentence under 18 U.S.C. 117 for the crime of domestic assault by a habitual offender in Indian country. The court held that def...

United States v. Shavers  
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2810

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction; the...

Safeway Transit LLC v. Discount Party Bus, Inc.  
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2990

Justia Opinion Summary: Safeway and its proprietor filed suit against DPB and its owner, alleging federal trademark infringement under the Lanham Act and deceptive trade practices under Minnesota state law. Safeway claimed that DPB infringed tw...

United States v. Kevin Wilson
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1441
United States v. Loomis  
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1616

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. The court held that, even if the district cou...

United States v. Darron Hill
Date: April 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2506
Katung Tan v. William P. Barr
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 11-2918
Katung Tan v. William P. Barr
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 12-1742
Liscomb v. Boyce  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1314

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's finding that plaintiff failed to allege a claim that a state prosecutor retaliated against him for seeking unpaid overtime compensation. The court held that plaintiff waiv...

United States v. Sanchez  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1890

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence recovered during a traffic stop. The court held that the officer had reasonable suspicion based on several specific and i...

Bharadwaj v. Mid Dakota Clinic  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2467

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's dismissal of plaintiff's claims of racial discrimination and retaliation, disability discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, and breach of fiduciary duty. The court hel...

Snyder v. Dykes  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3557

Justia Opinion Summary: After debtors filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code, the United States Trustee objected to the discharge in bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) affirmed the bankruptcy...

Estate of Joyce R. Petersen v. Bitters  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-3596, 18-3600

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's entry of a $356,619.30 judgment in favor of the Estate of Joyce Rosamond Peterson against Defendants Bitters and Henry. Bitters, a financial advisor, advised Petersen to w...

Estate of Joyce R. Petersen v. William Bitters
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3600
Kassim v. Barr  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3618

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit granted in part and denied in part a petition for review of the BIA's decision reversing the IJ's grant of waiver of inadmissibility and deferral of removal to petitioner. After determining that the co...

Middendorf Sports v. Top Rank, Inc.  
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1890

Justia Opinion Summary: Top Rank and Middendorf are boxing promoters and parties to an Agreement and Release regarding a successful boxer's promotional rights. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Midden...

Lee Reddix v. Arkansas Dept of Workforce Svc
Date: April 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1899
United States v. Sherman Johnson, Jr.  
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-2929, 18-3156

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed Defendants Labachyan and Johnson's convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. The court held that the district co...

United States v. Sherman Johnson, Jr.
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3156
United States v. Salther  
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1001

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for making false statements to obtain Social Security benefits. The court held that there was sufficient evidence for a rational jury to find that she knowingly and will...

Rose v. Estate of Joel S. Bernstein  
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1317

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against her ex-husband’s estate alleging that his life insurance proceeds rightly belong to her. The court held that the district court correctly determined that the Interspousal Agreement and the Fi...

United States v. Green  
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1327

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence of child pornography that FBI agents found on his phone. The court held that the warrant supported probable cause and the...

United States v. Angel Bermudez, Jr.
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1803
Thiel v. Korte  
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1860

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the sheriff and sheriff's deputies, alleging that they violated his constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and his right to due process. The Eighth Circuit a...

Richard Merold, Jr. v. Andrew Saul
Date: April 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2044
Johnson v. Precythe  
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 17-2222

Justia Opinion Summary: On remand from the Supreme Court for further consideration in light of Bucklew v. Precythe, 139 S. Ct. 1112 (2019), the Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of the State's motion to dismiss for failure to s...

Garcia v. Barr  
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3201

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the BIA's order dismissing petitioner's appeal from the IJ's decision denying her asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT)...

United States v. Winnick  
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3734

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated defendant's 336 month sentence for producing child pornography. The court held that the district court failed to give defendant a full credit for the time served on related state charges. The c...

Hillesheim v. Holiday Stationstores, Inc.  
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1026

Justia Opinion Summary: Within two months after plaintiff filed suit against Holiday seeking declaratory and injunctive relief for violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Holiday remedied the violations. Three months lat...

United States v. Octavio Fierros
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1447
Deverick Scott v. Danny Burl
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2759
In re: BankAmerica Corporation v.
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2968
Parnell May v. Pulaski County Regional Detent
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3188
United States v. Maurice Stone
Date: April 1, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3194
United States v. Paris  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3085

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pleaded guilty to honest services wire fraud, he claimed that the district court should have dismissed the indictment against him after alleged government misconduct came to light. Defendant was a college...

Smith v. McKinney  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3613

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of prison officials in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action brought by plaintiff, alleging violation of his due process rights in connection with dis...

United States v. Juhic  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for transportation and receipt of child pornography. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion by refusing defendant's request for a court appo...

United States v. Augard  
Date: March 31, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1507

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss evidence uncovered when police searched the home he shared with his parents. Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of production o...

Morris v. Cradduck  
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3079

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former detainee at the detention center, filed suit against the sheriff and nurse, alleging that defendants delayed his access to adequate medical treatment for a serious condition while he was detained. T...

United States v. Dickerman  
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3150

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. The court held that the Leon good-faith exception to the excl...

Daniel Lopez v. United States
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3757
United States v. Gary Timmons
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1645
United States v. Ramius Hardiman
Date: March 30, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3441
Chong Toua Vue v. Barr  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-2595, 18-3671

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied petitions for review challenging the BIA's interpretation of the Supreme Court's decision in Esquivel–Quintana v. Sessions, 137 S. Ct. 1562 (2017). Petitioner asked the BIA to reopen his proceed...

Power v. University of North Dakota School of Law  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3535

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against UND Law under Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), alleging that UND Law discriminated against him because of his mental illness when it rejected his admission appli...

Sanzone v. Mercy Health  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3574

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Mercy Health, alleging that Mercy's plan management disregards requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Mercy asserted that it does not have to comply with ERISA's requ...

Chong Toua Vue v. William P. Barr
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3671
United States v. Jimmy McVay
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1537
Vincent Argentino v. Ruanne Stamps
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2348
Finstad v. Gord  
Date: March 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6035

Justia Opinion Summary: The bankruptcy appellate panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's dismissal of appellants' adversary proceeding against appellees, individually and in their capacity as assignees of Beresford. The panel held that the bankru...

United States v. Suellentrop  
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1002

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress images and videos retrieved from his cell phone. The court held that the district court correctly determined that investigators an...

United States v. Juan Nava
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1657
United States v. Manuel Sanchez
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2525
United States v. Richard Whitsitt
Date: March 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-3240
LSP Transmission Holdings, LLC v. Sieben  
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2559

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's determination that Minn. Stat. Sec. 216B.246, subdiv. 2, which grants incumbent electric transmission owners the right of first refusal (ROFR) to construct, own and mainta...

Jet Midwest International Co. v. Ohadi  
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1098

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's order granting Jet Midwest and PMC's motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent Appellant Ohadi and Woolley from foreclosing on the assets of JMG until the parties con...

United States v. Glen Sedlacek
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1313
Clifford Thompson v. Westmor Industries, LLC
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1629
United States v. Stuart Mitchell
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2126
Olakunle Olaitan v. William P. Barr
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2396
Phyllis Knight v. John Chatelain
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2744
United States v. Kevin McKee
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2810
Juan Solorzano-Guerrero v. William P. Barr
Date: March 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2922
Vigeant v. Meek  
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3616

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a putative class action against former trustees of the Lifetouch Plan, the Board, and Lifetouch, alleging claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The Eighth Circuit affirmed the...

Harris v. Union Pacific Railroad Co.  
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1514

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's order certifying a class under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 23(b)(2) and (b)(3), holding that the district court abused is discretion in finding that plaintiffs met th...

United States v. Russell Moore
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1554
United States v. Rickey Norton, Jr.
Date: March 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2652
Campos-Julio v. Barr  
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3487

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's dismissal of petitioner's appeal of the IJ's denial of cancellation of removal relief and denial of petitioner's motion to remand. The court held that the BIA...

United States v. Eric Newman
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1006
United States v. Turner  
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1191

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence seized at his residence, as well as statements he made to officers at his residence and at the police station. The court...

United States v. Darrell Black
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1535
David Wattleton v. Tanya Hodge
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2437
United States v. Vernon Williams
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2857
Steiner v. Wilmington Savings Fund Society  
Date: March 23, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-6027, 19-6037

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's orders dismissing debtors' individual chapter 13 cases with a bar to re-filing for 180 days. The panel held that the bankruptcy court did not abuse its discr...

Mitchell v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota  
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-2784, 18-2890

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), alleging that Blue Cross abused its discretion by partially denying their claim for air-ambulance benefits under an employee health...

Ivan Mitchell v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2890
Green Plains Otter Tail, LLC v. Pro-Environmental, Inc.  
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3357

Justia Opinion Summary: Green Plains, owner and operator of an ethanol production facility, filed suit against PEI for negligence and products liability, alleging defective design and failure to adequately instruct and warn users. The district...

United States v. Ronny Robbin
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3466
Nicolas Escobar-Tejada v. William P. Barr
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2599
United States v. Montez Clayton
Date: March 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2833
Jim Harris, Jr. v. Nina Hill
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3008
United States v. Richard Wright
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3742
United States v. Marcus Short
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1881
Haider Abdulrazzak v. J. Smith
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2170
Lauter v. Wells Fargo Bank  
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6013

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's decision applying the contemporaneous exchange for new value preference defense under Bankruptcy Code 547(c)(1) to except payments by debtor to Wells Fargo f...

The Bank of Missouri v. Family Pharmacy, Inc.  
Date: March 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6025

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel reversed the bankruptcy court's order denying BOM's motion under 11 U.S.C. 506(b) for allowance of postpetition default interest. The panel held that the bankruptcy court erred in applyin...

Michelle Palmer v. Andrew Saul
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2032
United States v. Demont Vandunk
Date: March 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2413
Argonaut Great Central Insurance Co. v. Lincoln County  
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2930

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of judgment on the pleadings in favor of the county in a dispute regarding Argonaut's duty to defend the county against a civil rights lawsuit. Under Missouri law,...

SnugglyCat, Inc. v. Opfer Communications, Inc.  
Date: March 17, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3500

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's order granting SnugglyCat's motion to voluntarily dismiss this Lanham Act action without prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(2). The court rejected...

Rodriguez v. Barr  
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1531

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied petitions for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's application for cancellation of removal (No. 18-1531) and denial of his motion to reopen and reconsider (No. 18-3164). The court affirme...

Alvaro Rodriguez v. William P. Barr
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3164
United States v. Rasheen Murdock
Date: March 16, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2354
Leticia Sanders v. Cleary Chapman
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2927
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC v. Johnson  
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3106

Justia Opinion Summary: Morgan Stanley filed suit under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to confirm an arbitration award against defendant. After defendant did not respond, the district court entered judgment in favor of Morgan Stanley. Then t...

United States v. Eibony Bowers
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2244
Wullschleger v. Royal Canin U.S.A., Inc.  
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2645

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a putative class action alleging that defendants deceived plaintiffs into believing their products were approved by the FDA. After the district court remanded the case back to state court, the Eighth Cir...

John Calon v. Bank of America Corporation
Date: March 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2839
Villegas Rendon v. Barr  
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2826

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's final order of removal following her appeal of the IJ's removal order denying her applications for asylum and withholding of removal. The court held that petit...

Graham v. CIOX Health, LLC  
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-3467, 18-3468

Justia Opinion Summary: Mo. Rev. Stat. Section 191.227.1 permits health care providers to charge patients who request their medical records a "search" fee when there are no responsive medical records to be found. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the...

Brandon Graham v. CIOX Health, LLC
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3468
United States v. Fechner  
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3711

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for transportation of pornography and receipt of child pornography. The court held that the district court did not err in allowing the government to introduce independen...

United States v. Jamare Sidney
Date: March 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1250
Cook v. George's, Inc.  
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3294

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's action alleging a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The court held that the district court erred by...

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. v. Merrill  
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3683

Justia Opinion Summary: After a car accident killed the insured, her mother, and her son, the trustee sought underinsured motorist coverage for the son, who was not named as an insured on the policy. The district court granted judgment on the p...

Farkas v. Addition Manufacturing Technologies, LLC  
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1068

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff's fingers were severely injured by a machine that uses a hydraulic clamp to crimp metal tubes, he filed suit against Addition, the machine designer's successor. The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district co...

United States v. Pacheco-Poo  
Date: March 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1357

Justia Opinion Summary: After the United States simultaneously prosecuted and removed defendant, he sought to dismiss the indictment. Defendant argued that the Executive Branch violated his rights under the Bail Reform Act (BRA) and the Constit...

Pederson v. Frost  
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3195

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against several out-of-state defendants in Minnesota state court, alleging that defendants participated in a fraudulent scheme. After defendants removed to federal district court, the case was dismis...

Van Dusseldorp v. Continental Casualty Co.  
Date: March 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3257

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Continental, seeking damages for breach of contract, bad faith, and misrepresentation, and declaratory relief. The district court dismissed all claims, holding that TLC, the registered reside...

Nagel v. City of Jamestown  
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2842

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, a former police officer, filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against the city and the chief of police, alleging unlawful retaliation for exercising his First Amendment right to participate in a media interview, depr...

Perez-Rodriguez v. Barr  
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3269

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the BIA's denial of petitioner's application for asylum based on his claim that he belonged to a particular social group of "individuals with schizophrenia who exhibit e...

Lariat Companies, Inc. v. Wigley  
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3489

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's (BAP) conclusion that Lariat's claim against debtor no longer exists because her husband discharged his liabilities in an earlier bankruptcy. Rather, the court...

Pemberton v. Saul  
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3746

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of social security disability benefits to plaintiff, holding that substantial evidence supported the ALJ's residual functional capacity (RFC). The court held that the ALJ's finding...

United States v. Dionne Gatling
Date: March 9, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2103
United States v. Eddie Cox
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1630
McGuire v. Cooper  
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2809

Justia Opinion Summary: After plaintiff was sexually assaulted by a deputy acting within the scope of his employment with the sheriff's office, she filed claims of unreasonable search and seizure, equal protection, due process, supervisory liab...

United States v. George Gunn
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1245
Bentonville School District v. Lisa Smith
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1389
United States v. Alejandro Sandoval
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1464
Mildred Crowder v. City of Manila, Arkansas
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1527
Eric Lougin v. City of St. Louis, Missouri
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2469
Gabriel Gonzalez v. Gene Beasley
Date: March 6, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2683
Mensah v. Owners Insurance Co.  
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2240

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose when plaintiff fell from the trunk of the car that her friend was driving and sustained serious injuries. In a related case, the district court held a bench trial to apportion the fault between the friend...

Hiltner v. Owners Insurance Co.  
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2624

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Owners, which had issued an insurance plan to her father, for underinsured motorist benefits. On Owner's first appeal, the Eighth Circuit held that the district court improperly applied a hei...

United States v. Warren  
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-2981, 18-3019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed Defendants Pugh and Warren's convictions for drug related crimes and affirmed Pugh's sentence. The court held that the informant's testimony, together with the government's other evidence, was...

United States v. Darren Warren
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3019
Nelson Auto Center, Inc. v. Multimedia Holdings Corp.  
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3254

Justia Opinion Summary: Nelson Auto filed suit against KARE 11, alleging that the news provider published false and defamatory statements regarding a criminal complaint filed by the State of Minnesota in Otter Tail County District Court chargin...

Uzodinma v. Barr  
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3437

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review challenging the BIA's decision reversing the IJ's ruling that petitioner merited asylum because he had a well-founded fear of future persecution in Nigeria for his politica...

United States v. Wendell Archambeau, Jr.
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3595
United States v. Richard Lincoln
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1247
Raymond Elliott v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, L.L.C.
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2102
Leodis Randle v. D. Mussadiq
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2213
United States v. Steven Crook, Jr.
Date: March 5, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2266
Douglas Brown v. Todd Richards
Date: March 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1126
United States v. Clayborn  
Date: March 4, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1291

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction as a career offender under USSG 4B1.1 based on his controlled substance convictions in Illinois and in Iowa. The court held that the district court did not err in conclu...

United States v. Rudolph George
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3369
United States v. Heard  
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3411

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for possessing a firearm, possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessing a...

Pamela Smith v. The Curators of the Univ of MO
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1720
Ackerman v. U-Park, Inc.  
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1814

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit alleging that she suffered permanent injuries from a fall caused by the negligent removal of ice and maintenance of an asphalt parking lot operated by U-Park. Plaintiff's husband sought damages for l...

United States v. Richard Gathercole
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2288
United States v. Michael Keavney
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2358
United States v. John Hunt
Date: March 3, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2665
D. L. v. St. Louis City School District  
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-3444, 18-3497

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed suit under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), bringing a due process challenge to the school district's individualized education plan (IEP) and school placement before the Missouri A...

D. L. v. St. Louis City School District
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3497
United States v. Cleo Miller
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1156
United States v. Jones  
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. The court held that the district court's application of the sentencing g...

Alexandra Hussey v. Carol Pankow
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2479
Theresa Barbero v. Wilhoit Property Management
Date: March 2, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2790
United States v. Jorge Gonzalez
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1035
Steven Blakeney v. Kathy Huetter
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1474
United States v. Burrage  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2090

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's revocation of supervised release for a Grade A violation for possession of heroin and three Grade C violations for disobeying the probation office. The court held that the...

Dixon v. City of St. Louis  
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Numbers: 19-2251, 19-2254

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, a group of pretrial arrestees who were detained in St. Louis jails, filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action, challenging the constitutionality of the procedures by which defendants, state and city officials, set money...

David Dixon v. City of St. Louis
Date: February 28, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2254
United States v. Williams  
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1445

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for one count of felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana, one count of maintaining a premise for the p...

United States v. Michael Walker
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3414
United States v. Welch  
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3530

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for illegal gun possession. The court held that, under the totality of the circumstances, the police officers had probable cause to arrest defendant. Furthermore, defend...

United States v. Brandon Johnson
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1186
Teresa Bloodman v. AR Supreme Court Committee
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1771
United States v. Joseph Sims
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2322
United States v. Joseph Bradshaw
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2362
Jevans Odhuno v. William Barr
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2397
United States v. John Sanford
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2481
United States v. Christopher Fisher
Date: February 27, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2547
United States v. Tony Lake
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2015
James Wolfbauer v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC
Date: February 26, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2672
United States v. Randall Buckner
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1877
United States v. Kevin Mitchell
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3128
Michael Cassady v. Lee County, Iowa
Date: February 25, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1747
Rhodes v. Smith  
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3581

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a third successive federal habeas corpus petition challenging petitioner's state law murder conviction. The court held that the district court did not err in fin...

United States v. Hoeffener  
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1192

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for one count of receipt of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography. The court held that the district court did not abuse its di...

United States v. Jawher  
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1276

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed defendant's conviction for possessing a firearm while being an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States. The court held that, based on Rehaif v. United States, 139 S. Ct. 2191 (2019)...

Javid Chaudhri v. State Auto Prop & Cas Ins. Co.
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1894
United States v. Timmons  
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1972

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed the district court's revocation of defendant's supervise release, holding that the district court denied him the right to confront the key witness against him at his revocation hearing. The co...

Lateshia Patillo v. Sysco Arkansas
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2203
Martha Arenivas-Flores v. William P. Barr
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2344
United States v. Antonio Gipson
Date: February 24, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2807
United States v. Harris  
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1174

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit reversed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine. The court held that the district court erred in finding that defendant's prior Arkansas conviction for ter...

United States v. Luscombe  
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3355

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for three counts of wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud, and one count of money laundering. The court held that the district court did not err in failing t...

Jack Jordan v. LABR
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1743
United States v. William Hubbard, Jr.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1924
Eloy Galarza-Sanchez v. William P. Barr
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1967
United States v. Megan Bailey
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2358
United States v. Sean Sykes, Jr.
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2477
United States v. Megan Bailey
Date: February 21, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2670
Henry v. Johnson  
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3298

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against current and former members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, alleging that adverse employment actions were taken against him in retaliation for his protected First Amendment speech. The...

Brock Fredin v. Elizabeth Clysdale
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1726
United States v. Braiden Despenas
Date: February 20, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2650
United States v. Oliver  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 17-3627

Justia Opinion Summary: A “confidential reliable informant” told police that Oliver and his co-conspirators would mail packages of cocaine to Minnesota from Maricopa, Arizona. The postal inspector found one package from Maricopa, Arizona and an...

United States v. Hamilton  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2436

Justia Opinion Summary: Following a guilty plea to possession of heroin with intent to distribute, the court sentenced Hamilton to 81 months imprisonment. Hamilton’s PSR criminal history score, used to calculate his Guidelines range, included a...

Russell v. Liberty Insurance Underwriters, Inc.  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2984

Justia Opinion Summary: Russell, Daniel, and Carson co-owned a business. Under a succession plan, the company was to purchase life insurance. If a shareholder died, the company would use the proceeds to buy the deceased shareholder’s stock. Dan...

United States v. Hubert Carter
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3719
Ali v. Roy  
Date: February 19, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1239

Justia Opinion Summary: Ali shot and killed three people during an attempted robbery in Minneapolis. He was given three consecutive life sentences, each permitting his early release after 30 years so that Ali must remain in prison for at least...

Marshall v. McCarty  
Date: February 18, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6024

Justia Opinion Summary: The bankruptcy appellate panel dismissed debtor's appeal based on lack of jurisdiction, because debtor failed to show that she was a person aggrieved by the bankruptcy court's order overruling her objection to the truste...

United States v. John Clark
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3367
United States v. Thomas  
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3393

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas was charged with a 10-year conspiracy involving kidnapping, forced labor, hate crimes, and racketeering-related violent crimes. The court rejected his guilty plea and ordered competency restoration under 18 U.S.C....

United States v. Jesse  
Date: February 14, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3673

Justia Opinion Summary: Jesse received a suspended sentence and probation for possession of methamphetamine, second offense. Due to several probation violations and arrests, she spent more than 332 days in custodial settings. She was arrested a...

Paskert v. Burns  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3623

Justia Opinion Summary: Paskert, an Auto$mart sales associate, was supervised by Burns. Bjorkland was also a sales associate. Paskert alleges she was prevented from completing her training. Burns frequently lost his temper with everyone, he rid...

Dolgencorp, LLC v. National Labor Relations Board  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-3695, 19-1157

Justia Opinion Summary: Dolgencorp's Auxvasse, Missouri store employed six people. Price, a sales associate, contacted the Union. Myers, an organizing director, obtained authorization cards and filed an election petition. The Union and Dolgenco...

Dolgencorp, LLC v. NLRB
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1157
Gertrude Nyanjega v. David Douglas
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1868
United States v. Brandon Cuddihe
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2054
Paczkowski v. Garven  
Date: February 13, 2020
Docket Number: 19-6029

Justia Opinion Summary: The Garvens contracted with Debtor and DRMP for home repairs and improvements. Unhappy with the results, the Garvens sued Debtor and DRMP in state court and obtained a default judgment against them. At the Garvens' reque...

Walmart, Inc. v. Cuker Interactive, LLC  
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-1959, 18-2081

Justia Opinion Summary: After the jury returned a verdict in favor of Cuker on its claims against Walmart for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and misappropriation of trade secrets, the district court reduced the amount of damages awarded...

Silvestre-Giron v. Barr  
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2887

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied the petition for review of the BIA's dismissal of petitioner's appeal from the IJ's order denying her request for withholding of removal under section 241(b)(3)(A) of the Immigration and Nationa...

United States v. Quentin Posey
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3665
Jesse Morgan v. Vogler Law Firm, P.C.
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1129
Jesse Morgan v. Vogler Law Firm, P.C.
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1175
United States v. Richard Ingram, Jr.
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1189
Henry Law Firm v. Atalla  
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1391

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motions for dismissal and for summary judgment, granting summary judgment to the law firm. The court applied a five-factor test to determine the suff...

Aimee Lewis v. Seventh Circuit Court-S.Dakota
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1443
Charles Foster v. Department of Army
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1777
United States v. Russell Hibbert
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1974
Anthony Green v. Kelly Lake
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2001
William Deuerlein v. Nebraska CPS
Date: February 12, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2739
United States v. Rubin Morrow
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3626
United States v. Dennis Shipton
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1926
Stephen Jester v. Andrew Saul
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2115
Kevin Linn v. Jeremy Andrews
Date: February 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2169
United States v. Snow  
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3577

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base. The court held that the district court did not clearly err in determining that defen...

Ellingsworth v. Vermeer Manufacturing Co.  
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3587

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Vermeer in Missouri state court, alleging that he was injured while operating a Vermeer wood chipper. After Vermeer successfully removed to federal court, the district court denied plaintiff'...

Dawda Jeng v. William P. Barr
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3645
United States v. Deon Goldsmith
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3718
United States v. Michael Snow
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3718
Dawda Jeng v. William P. Barr
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1690
United States v. Jose Ruiz, Jr.
Date: February 10, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1765
Johnson v. Charps Welding & Fabricating, Inc.  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-3007, 19-1206

Justia Opinion Summary: Trustees of three employee benefit funds filed suit against Charps and others, alleging that defendants breached collective bargaining agreements by not contributing to the employee benefit funds for work performed by th...

Lerbakken v. Sieloff and Associates, P.A.  
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 18-3415

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy appellate panel's judgment upholding the bankruptcy court's determination that debtor's interest in his ex-wife's IRA and 401(k) retirement accounts that were awarded to him aft...

United States v. Kyle Wade
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1188
Glen Johnson v. Charps Welding & Fabricating,
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1206
United States v. Edi Montes-Gutierrez
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1311
United States v. David Rodish
Date: February 7, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1468
Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC v. Whitetail Wave  
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Numbers: 18-1734, 18-1737

Justia Opinion Summary: Pitchblack and Whitetail filed suit against Hess, alleging that their overriding royalty interests in a number of oil and gas leases should continue to burden various top leases that Hess acquired over the subject leases...

Hess Bakken Investments II v. Whitetail Wave
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-1737
United States v. Keleta  
Date: February 6, 2020
Docket Number: 18-2896

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's convictions for conspiring to defraud the United States and willfully aiding and assisting in the filing of a false tax return. The court held that there was probable cause to issu...