DISCLAIMER:  The following unofficial case summaries are prepared by the clerk's office
                        as a courtesy to the reader. They are not part of the opinion of the court.
153351U.pdf   12/05/2016  James Lasley  v.  Running Supply, Inc.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-3351
   U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota - Sioux Falls    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Murphy, Gruender and Shepherd, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case - Torts. Even if the district court erred in giving a general 
   negligence instruction rather than the premises liability instruction 
   plaintiff requested, the error did not affect plaintiff's substantial 
   rights as there was sufficient evidence to show assumption of risk. 
  
161056U.pdf   12/05/2016  United States  v.  Juan Valenzuela
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1056
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Shepherd, Arnold and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law and sentencing. Anders case. Evidence was 
   sufficient to support defendant's convictions for conspiracy and 
   distribution of methamphetamine; defendant's sentence was substantively 
   reasonable; pro se arguments rejected. 
  
161101P.pdf   12/05/2016  Great Lakes Gas Transmission  v.  Essar Steel Minnesota LLC
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1101
   U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Gruender, Author, with Murphy and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Natural Gas Act. The Natural Gas Act does not create an 
   express cause of action under which plaintiff could sue for recovery of 
   payments due under a federal tariff; nor does the Act create an implied 
   cause of action as there is no indication in the Act that Congress 
   intended to create a federal cause of action displacing traditional state 
   law breach of contract causes of action; the district court erred in 
   asserting jurisdiction over the claims because even if federal issues were 
   "necessarily raised" and "actually disputed," the federal issues were not 
   substantial, and a federal court could not exercise federal question 
   without disturbing the congressionally approved balance of federal and 
   state judicial responsibilities; judgment of the district court is vacated 
   and the case is remanded with directions to dismiss the case for lack of 
   jurisdiction. 
  
161354U.pdf   12/05/2016  United States  v.  Senica Howard
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1354
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - El Dorado    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Arnold and Murphy, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. The district court properly 
   determined that defendant's Arkansas conviction for possession with intent 
   to deliver hydrocodone qualified as a predicate offense for career 
   offender sentencing. 
  
161770U.pdf   12/05/2016  John Omariba  v.  Loretta E. Lynch
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1770
   Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Bowman and Benton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Petition for Review - Immigration. The decision to deny withholding of 
   removal and CAT relief was supported by substantial evidence and is 
   affirmed without comment.