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141852P.pdf  05/22/2015  Delbert Hudson  v.  Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-1852
   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, Waterloo   
[PUBLISHED] [Benton, Author, with Bye and Beam, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Family Medical Leave Act. There was an issue of material fact as to whether plaintiff was restored from leave before being terminated, and the district court erred in granting summary judgment to the defendant employer on plaintiff's claim that the employer denied his exercise of his FMLA rights; there was also a genuine issue of material fact as to whether defendant's ground for terminating plaintiff was a pretext for discrimination based on his use of FMLA leave; reversed and remanded for further proceedings.
142829P.pdf  05/22/2015  United States  v.  Quinton Manning
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-2829
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - El Dorado   
[PUBLISHED] [Loken, Author, with Smith and Colloton, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Criminal law. Defendant's constitutional challenges to SORNA have been rejected by this court and are foreclosed by Eighth Circuit precedent; the court joins other circuits in rejecting defendant's claim that the SMART Guidelines were not a proper exercise of the Attorney General's authority under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 16913(d) to specify whether SORNA's registration requirements apply to pre-Act offenders.
146044P.pdf  05/22/2015  Darin Seifert  v.  Kyle Carlson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:   14-6044
   U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota - Fergus Falls   
[PUBLISHED] [Shodeen, Author, with Federman, Chief Judge, and Nail, Bankruptcy Judge] Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. The bankruptcy court's determination that the issue of whether the debtor was entitled to exempt certain farm proceeds under state law was moot was in error, and the matter is remanded for further proceedings.