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.
113514P.pdf 10/05/2015 Norman Rille v. United States U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 11-3514 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, for the Court En Banc] Civil case - False Claims Act. When the government proceeds with an action brought by a relator under the False Claims Act, and then settles both the claim brought by the relator and a different claim that does not overlap factually with the claim brought by the relator, the better view according to the text and structure of the Act is that the relator may recover only from the proceeds of the settlement that he brought; the district court's order does not clearly apply this legal standard or make factual findings that are necessary to resolve the case under this standard, and its order is vacated and the case is remanded for further proceedings. Judge Bye, dissenting, joined by Judge Smith. 151036U.pdf 10/05/2015 Deidre Whitehead v. University of Arkansas U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1036 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Colloton, Bye and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Civil case. Dismissal of state-law claim, brought under the Arkansas Civil Rights Act, affirmed without comment. 151047U.pdf 10/05/2015 Sharhonda Shahid v. FNBN I, LLC U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1047 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bye and Gruender, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Bankruptcy. Order on adversary complaint affirmed without comment. 151352U.pdf 10/05/2015 Timothy Walters v. Carolyn W. Colvin U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1352 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Hot Springs [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bye, and Gruender, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Social Security. Denial of supplemental security income and disability benefits was supported by substantial evidence on the record as a whole; there was no basis for claimant's challenge to the ALJ's determinations regarding: (1) the severity of the impairments, (2) the credibility of claimant's subjective complaints or (3) whether claimant retained the residual functional capacity to perform light unskilled work with some restrictions. 151996U.pdf 10/05/2015 Merle Schmidt v. State of Iowa U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 15-1996 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Cedar Rapids [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Colloton, and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Criminal case. The court does not have jurisdiction to review the district court's order remanding state criminal charges to state court,see 28 U.S.C. Sec. 1447(d).