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133005P.pdf  07/30/2014  Christi Thompson  v.  R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   13-3005
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City   
[PUBLISHED] [Murphy, Author, with Loken, Circuit Judge] Civil case - Products liability. Under Missouri's law of "one recovery," where plaintiff's decedent brought a state court products liability action against the tobacco company defendants and recovered a judgment for his injuries, he no longer had viable cause of action against the tobacco companies at the time of his death, and is family is barred from bringing such a claim now; there was no basis for a claim against the Missouri retail defendants and the district court did not err in finding they had been fraudulently joined.
133572P.pdf  07/30/2014  United States  v.  Rene Fernandez Noriega
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   13-3572
   U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines   
[PUBLISHED] [Gruender, Author, with Loken and Bright, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. The plea agreement's drug-quantity stipulation did not prohibit the government from seeking enhancements based on relevant conduct or role in the offense, and the government did not breach the plea agreement when it introduced evidence to establish role in the offense under Guidelines Sec. 3B1.1(a). Judge Bright, concurring.