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   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Loken and Benton, Circuit 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   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Benton and Kelly, Circuit 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.