2021 Eighth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Kevin Scott Karsjens v. Tony Lourey
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 18-3343
United States v. KT Burgee
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3034
United States v. Raul Marin
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3214
United States v. Connie Moreno
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3483
United States v. Justin Halter
Date: February 24, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1219
Hampton v. Kohler  
Date: February 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2837

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against defendant, former president of Milestone Systems, for refusing to pay plaintiff his pro-rata share of "Post-Closing Amounts" paid by Kudelski pursuant to its April 2016 cash purchase of Miles...

United States v. Logan Toomer
Date: February 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1535
United States v. Charles Miller
Date: February 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1700
Kraus v. Saul  
Date: February 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3337

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

United States v. Demetre Grace
Date: February 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1705
United States v. Edward Brewer
Date: February 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2106
Eswin Lopez De Leon v. Monty Wilkinson
Date: February 18, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1208
Smith v. Golden China of Red Wing, Inc.  
Date: February 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3518

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit vacated the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Golden China on plaintiff's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claim. The court dismissed the complaint without prejudice based on...

Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers  
Date: February 17, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-3746, 19-3747

Justia Opinion Summary: After the railroad fired a train engineer for defecating on a train-car connector, an arbitration board reinstated him. The railroad sought to vacate the arbitration award in federal court, but the district court upheld...

Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Intl. Assn. of SMART
Date: February 17, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3747
Cyrus Sarvestaney v. Andrew Saul
Date: February 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1003
Seedorff Masonry, Inc. v. Archer Western Construction
Date: February 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1253
United States v. Ford  
Date: February 17, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1573

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana and money laundering. The court held that the district court did not err in imposing a four-level inc...

Luer v. Clinton  
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 18-3512

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and his wife filed suit against two police officers after plaintiff found the officers, guns drawn, searching their home without a warrant at 3:00 a.m. The district court denied the officers qualified immunity...

Sarasota Wine Market, LLC v. Schmitt  
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1948

Justia Opinion Summary: Sarasota filed suit against the Officials, seeking prospective relief, alleging that Missouri's liquor control laws, by preventing out-of-state retailers from shipping directly to Missouri consumers, discriminate against...

United States v. Ruzicka  
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2122

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for four counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, and one count of tax fraud. The court rejected defendant's numerous claims of Napue violations, c...

United States v. Scott Sorenson
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3720
SD VOICE v. Noem  
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-1262, 20-1278

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit dismissed defendants' appeal of the district court's decision permanently enjoining as unconstitutional a South Dakota law regulating ballot-petition circulation, as well as plaintiffs' cross-appeal of...

United States v. Jack Knight
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1277
SD VOICE v. Kristi Noem
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1278
Kempf v. Hennepin County  
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1308

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff appealed the district court's adverse grant of summary judgment on her claims against the County, her former employer, alleging that it retaliated against her for participating in protected activity in violatio...

United States v. Jeffshawn Luther
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1445
Du Bois v. The Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota  
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1544

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota alleging retaliation and sex discrimination under Title IX. Specifically, plaintiff alleged that the University violated Title IX by (1) re...

United States v. Kevin Kivett, Sr.
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2164
Domingo Velasquez v. Monty Wilkinson
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2250
United States v. Melissa Kivett
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2262
United States v. Paula Cole
Date: February 16, 2021
Docket Number: 20-3005
Coffey v. Commissioner  
Date: February 12, 2021
Docket Numbers: 18-3256, 18-3259

Justia Opinion Summary: This opinion supersedes the opinion issued on December 15, 2020, as rehearing by panel was granted on February 10, 2021. The Eighth Circuit reversed the tax court's grant of taxpayer's motion for summary judgment in an...

Judith Coffey v. CIR
Date: February 12, 2021
Docket Number: 18-3259
Arkansas Times LP v. Waldrip  
Date: February 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1378

Justia Opinion Summary: Arkansas Times filed suit against various members of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees (UABT) in their official capacities as trustees concerning Arkansas Act 710 of 2017, seeking a preliminary injunction enjo...

United States v. Randall Gilbert
Date: February 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1143
United States v. Michael Strain
Date: February 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1289
Yaroslav Rozhko v. Monty Wilkinson
Date: February 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2597
Wirtz v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC  
Date: February 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1084

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against Specialized, alleging violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Minnesota Mortgage Originator and Servicer Licensing Act (MOSLA). The Eighth Circuit previously h...

United States v. Oliver  
Date: February 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2209

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for five counts of drug-trafficking, but reversed his 25 month sentence, remanding for resentencing. The court held that defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a fair tria...

Shazi v. Wilkinson  
Date: February 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2842

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit granted in part a petition for review of the the BIA's order upholding the IJ's decision to terminate petitioner's withholding of removal status, deny his application for protection under the Conventio...

United States v. Alvin Cooper
Date: February 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1578
Jeremiah Trapp v. Robert Wilkie
Date: February 11, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2661
McGehee v. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services  
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1770

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, Arkansas prisoners who are or were on death row for capital murder convictions, filed suit alleging that Arkansas's method of execution violated the Eighth Amendment. In an effort to obtain the necessary info...

United States v. Hansmeier  
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2386

Justia Opinion Summary: After defendant pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, he was sentenced to 168 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution in t...

United States v. Isadore White Calf
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1321
United States v. Weber  
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1391

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and life sentence for five counts of aggravated sexual abuse and three counts of sexual abuse of a minor. While the court doubted that a search warrant that neither iden...

United States v. Matthew Canady
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1704
Wilma Pennington-Thurman v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1993
United States v. Griffin Davis
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2125
Scott Batcher v. Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2286
Emem Udoh v. Monty Wilkinson
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2389
United States v. Kenneth Jones
Date: February 10, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2968
Luebbert v. Global Control Systems, Inc.  
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2751

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit took this opportunity to clarify its jurisprudence about exceptions to discharge under 11 U.S.C. 523(a)(6) and concluded that a judgment for an intentional tort is not necessary to find judgment debt f...

United States v. Jon Moore
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1416
Lucretia Penn v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1505
United States v. Jacob Hamilton
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1582
Frank Warner v. U.S. Dept. of Education
Date: February 9, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1967
Ideus v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.  
Date: February 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1361

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff file a products liability action against Teva, the manufacturer of intrauterine devices, after she suffered complications from the implantation of an intrauterine device that broke and embedded inside her uteru...

Smith v. Saul  
Date: February 8, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-2731, 19-2766, 19-3155

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the denial of social security benefits to plaintiffs, rejecting plaintiffs' claim that the ALJs who denied their claims were not properly appointed under the Appointments Clause of the Constit...

Robin Smith v. Andrew Saul
Date: February 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2766
Robin Smith v. Andrew Saul
Date: February 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3155
United States v. Erik Barber
Date: February 8, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2467
United States v. Urbina-Rodriguez  
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3022

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit held that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. In this case, the jury permissibly found the required nex...

United States v. Stevie Greenwood
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3152
Dawn Strope-Robinson v. State Farm Fire and Casualty
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1147
MacKintrush v. Hodge  
Date: February 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1162

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against a deputy and the County under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for violations of his Fourth Amendment rights. In this case, defendant was arrested at a halfway house and booked for second-degree criminal misch...

Starkey v. Amber Enterprises, Inc.  
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-3688, 19-3757

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit in state court against Amber Pharmacy and others, alleging claims of discrimination, retaliation, demotion and a hostile work environment. After removal to federal court, the district court granted...

Marjory Thomas Osborn-Vincent v. American Express Financial
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3706
United States v. Brady Rogers
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3732
Lana Starkey v. Amber Enterprises, Inc.
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3757
Sala Naambwe v. John Morrell & Co.
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2022
Sala Naambwe v. John Morrell & Co.
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2080
United States v. Jerome Deering Bey
Date: February 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2306
Sally Podrebarac v. Minot State University
Date: February 3, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2078
Rubio Barahona v. Wilkinson  
Date: February 3, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1546

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought review of the BIA's decision upholding the denial of his request for asylum and withholding of removal, based on a finding that serious reasons exist to believe Barahona committed a serious nonpolitical...

Jorge Avila-Chavarria v. Robert M. Wilkinson
Date: February 2, 2021
Docket Number: 18-3644
United States v. Matthew Dolven
Date: February 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1144
Edwin Miller v. CenturyLink, Inc.
Date: February 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1294
United States v. Deaviea Brown
Date: February 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1377
United States v. Stevie West
Date: February 2, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1683
United States v. Blanks  
Date: February 1, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2042

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for three counts related to the receipt and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2), (a)(5)(B), (b)(1), and (b)(2). The cour...

Central Valley Ag Cooperative v. Leonard  
Date: February 1, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-3044, 20-1378

Justia Opinion Summary: Central Valley filed suit against various defendants who either marketed or administered self-funded health care plans, alleging that defendants breached various fiduciary duties and engaged in various prohibited transac...

United States v. Larenzo Grandberry
Date: February 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1329
Central Valley Ag Cooperative v. Daniel Leonard
Date: February 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1378
United States v. Jaime Reinosa-Salguero
Date: February 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1453
Abdirahman Ahmed v. Robert M. Wilkinson
Date: February 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1848
United States v. Trayvon Brown
Date: February 1, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2446
Carpenter v. Amos  
Date: February 1, 2021
Docket Numbers: 20-6007, 20-6015

Justia Opinion Summary: The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed the bankruptcy court's entry of summary judgment in favor of Flesner Wentzel, debtor's ex-wife's attorney, and confirmation of debtor's Sixth Amendment Chapter 13 plan. On de nov...

United States v. Angel Morales
Date: January 29, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1248
Kuessner v. Wooten  
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1173

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action brought by plaintiff, alleging unreasonable seizure in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The co...

Quraishi v. Anderson  
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2462

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, reporters with Al Jazeera America news network, filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action against an officer and the county, alleging civil rights claims stemming from their coverage of protests after the death of Michae...

Stephanie Sims v. Metro Transit
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3066
Wood v. Wooten  
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3507

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant in a 42 U.S.C. 1983 action brought by plaintiff, alleging a claim for unreasonable seizure in violation of the Fourth Amend...

United States v. Timothy Wilder
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3682
Quinn Bass v. United States of America
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3762
United States v. Sergio Dominguez
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1168
United States v. Larry Wrice
Date: January 28, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1288
Campbell v. Reisch  
Date: January 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2994

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Mike Campbell filed a 42 U.S.C. 1983 suit against Missouri state representative Cheri Toalson Reisch after she blocked him from her Twitter account, alleging that she violated the First Amendment by denying him...

United States v. Maci Davis
Date: January 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3050
United States v. Maci Davis
Date: January 27, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3082
East v. Minnehaha County  
Date: January 26, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2621

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit against the County, CCS, and other prison officials and healthcare providers under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs in violation of the Fourteenth and Eig...

United States v. Dayon Fips
Date: January 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1260
United States v. Mark King
Date: January 25, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2343
United States v. Carlos Exinia, Jr.
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3263
United States v. Hasheem Johnson
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3640
United States v. Christine Hogate
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1968
United States v. Derrick Givens
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1996
Vilma Chacon-Nunez v. Jeffrey A. Rosen
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2157
United States v. Tevonta Tiller
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2257
United States v. Jack Knight
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2300
United States v. Victor De Santiago
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2349
United States v. Vonzel Rayford
Date: January 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2636
United States v. Campbell  
Date: January 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1127

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants William, Junior, Carter, and Senior appealed their convictions on various drug trafficking charges. In regard to Defendant William's challenges, the Eighth Circuit concluded that the district court did not err...

United States v. Alston Campbell, Jr.
Date: January 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1491
United States v. Alston Campbell, Jr.
Date: January 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1523
United States v. Alston Campbell, Jr.
Date: January 21, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1897
United States v. Sharron  
Date: January 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1427

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for robbing an individual of personal property belonging to the United States. The court held that the district court did not err in denying defendant's request for inst...

Anthony Clay v. United States
Date: January 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1232
United States v. Tobar  
Date: January 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1655

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for coercion and enticement of a minor. Applying de novo review, the court agreed with the district court that defendant's enticement of a minor was not induced by the g...

Ana Lissette Lemus-Carpio v. William P. Barr
Date: January 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2104
United States v. Autumn Nichols
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3685
United States v. Lennie Brooks
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3687
Cuong Le v. Jeffrey A. Rosen
Date: January 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1883
Hassan v. Rosen  
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2918

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit denied a petition for review of the IJ's and BIA's decisions denying petitioner's request to defer his removal to Somalia under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Petitioner had entered the United S...

Bereket Kassu v. Fairview Health Services
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1255
Carlo Obregon v. Capital Quarries Company, Inc.
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1436
Raevon Parker v. John Pickens
Date: January 15, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2281
United States v. Lance Guzman
Date: January 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1976
Francisco Leon Lux v. Jeffrey A. Rosen
Date: January 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2523
Courtney v. KeyBank N.A.  
Date: January 14, 2021
Docket Number: 20-6016

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the bankruptcy court's order denying relief requested by debtor for wrongful foreclosure in equity, holding that the record supports the bankruptcy court's conclusion that debtor could not hav...

United States v. Jesus Zaragoza
Date: January 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1197
United States v. Cortez Nelson
Date: January 13, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2105
United States v. Warren  
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2405

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress controlled substances found at the time of his arrest as fruits of an unlawful seizure and the district court's determination that...

Parker Law Firm v. The Travelers Indemnity Co.  
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2619

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from an ongoing dispute about whether plaintiffs had a contractual obligation to provide PS Finance with certain payments that plaintiffs received on behalf of a client. The Eighth Circuit held that the...

United States v. Avalos  
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3657

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion to suppress evidence in a case where defendant pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that there was no Fo...

Robert Avery v. Turn Key Health Clinics
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1608
United States v. Fredy Morales-Alvarez
Date: January 12, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2522
United States v. Earth  
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1555

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction of assault with a dangerous weapon. The court held that the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting hearsay evidence by admitting certain statements. Th...

L.B. v. Jefferson City School District
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2502
United States v. Ryan Manning
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2797
United States v. Spann  
Date: January 11, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3573

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was committed to the custody of the Attorney General based on a mental disease or defect and a substantial risk of dangerousness. Subsequently, defendant was conditionally released to the community. After the d...

United States v. Magallon  
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Numbers: 19-1820, 19-1902

Justia Opinion Summary: A grand jury indicted Defendants Magallon and Garcia Ortiz with conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine and at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine. Garcia Ort...

United States v. Leonardo Magallon
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1902
Kody Butterfield v. Warden Darren Young
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2371
Prowse v. Payne  
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2569

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff, an inmate of the ADC, filed a pro se 42 U.S.C. 1983 action alleging that ADC had denied her hormone therapy to treat her diagnosed gender dysphoria in violation of her constitutional rights. The district court...

United States v. Rodriguez  
Date: January 8, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3053

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for seven drug-trafficking crimes. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute...

United States v. Brooks-Davis  
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2876

Justia Opinion Summary: The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction and sentence for two counts of aiding and abetting a felon in possession of a firearm. The court held that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction...

United States v. Kyle McGhghy
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3460
United States v. Ronnie Gaines
Date: January 7, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2725
Richard Otto Hansen v. Jana Chase
Date: January 6, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1868
Harris v. Wallace  
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 18-3717

Justia Opinion Summary: Harris pleaded guilty to first-degree assault. In 2012, the Circuit Court of Scott County, Missouri imposed a 15-year sentence, ordering that it run concurrently with Harris’s recently-imposed 25-year federal sentence, i...

Garcia v. City of New Hope  
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1836

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Baker, on school patrol, motioned for Garcia to stop and shouted for him to slow down. Garcia responded that he was going the speed limit. Garcia drove away. Later, in the afternoon, Garcia again saw Baker at the...

Wiseman v. Wachendorf  
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2393

Justia Opinion Summary: Under a prisoner transfer arrangement, petitioner is serving a thirty-year sentence imposed in Arkansas state court in 1996. After petitioner was sentenced in Arkansas, the federal government prosecuted him for offenses...

Robbins v. City of Des Moines  
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2492

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983 against the City and three police officers, in their individual and official capacities, alleging violations of his constitutional rights. The district court granted summary judg...

Little Rock Family Planning Services v. Rutledge  
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2690

Justia Opinion Summary: LRFP challenged the constitutionality (42 U.S.C. 1983) of three 2019 Arkansas statutes: Act 493 bans providers from performing an abortion when the “probable age” of the fetus is “determined to be greater than eighteen w...

Antonio Cooks v. Dean Naylor
Date: January 5, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2163
Yeransian v. B. Riley & Co., LLC  
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1310

Justia Opinion Summary: Aspen agreed to pay FBR, an investment banking firm, 1.25 percent of the aggregate consideration paid to Aspen’s shareholders in the event of an acquisition or merger. Markel subsequently became the parent of Aspen and...

United States v. Stephen  
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1966

Justia Opinion Summary: Ellison, remodeling Stephen’s house, noticed a USB drive on the toilet tank. Ellison had researched hidden recording devices following a break-in and recognized it as a hidden camera. Ellison took the USB home but did no...

Gonzalez v. Rosen  
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2290

Justia Opinion Summary: Herrera's husband fraudulently used the identity of a lawful permanent U.S. resident (LPR) to become a citizen. Herrera obtained LPR status as the wife of a citizen and became a citizen. Herrera's four children are U.S....

United States v. Andre Williams
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 19-3680
United States v. James Mitchell
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1509
United States v. James Mitchell
Date: January 4, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1510