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.
143701P.pdf 08/22/2016 Jeff Schmitz v. Sun Life Assurance Company U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-3701 U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota - Minneapolis [PUBLISHED] [Kelly, Author, with Riley, Chief Judge, and Colloton, Circuit Judge] Civil case - ERISA. The lawsuit was untimely as plaintiff failed to file this action before the contractual limitations period expired. 152710P.pdf 08/22/2016 Richard Alexander v. Tutle and Tutle Trucking U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-2710 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Gruender, Ciruict Judge, and Bough, District Judge] Civil case - Fair Labor Standards Act. The Motor Carrier Act exemption applied to the drivers, and the district court did not err in determining they were not entitled to overtime compensation. 153328U.pdf 08/22/2016 United States v. Mario Williams U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-3328 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Davenport [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Loken and Benton, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Where Williams's prior conviction for drug dealing was separated from the current conspiracy offense by a prison term, where he admitted the conspiracy was formed after his release and where the record contained no evidence that the two offenses were connected, the district court did not commit any error, plain or otherwise, in counting the earlier conviction as a prior conviction for purposes of the career-offender enhancement; the district court considered only relevant factors under Sec. 3553(a), gave Williams's mitigating factors the weight it determined appropriate, and did not commit a clear error in judgment in concluding a 240-month sentence was sufficient, but not greater than necessary to achieve sentencing goals. 153464U.pdf 08/22/2016 United States v. Dennis Grippando U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-3464 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - St. Joseph [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Benton and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Criminal case - Sentencing. Anders case. Defendant's guilty plea contains an appeal waiver that prevents consideration of his challenge to his within-guidelines sentence, and the appeal is dismissed. 161063U.pdf 08/22/2016 Stephen Bloomer v. Joe Caffrey U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 16-1063 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Davenport [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Benton and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Civil rights. Defendants' summary judgment affirmed without comment.