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161778U.pdf 02/21/2017 Dexter Duren v. URS Corporation U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 16-1778 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Pine Bluff [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Loken, Bowman and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Employment discrimination. Defendant's summary judgment affirmed; neither the denial of an award nor a job reclassifcation constituted a material adverse employment; claims never raised in the district court or abandoned on appeal would not be considered. 161807P.pdf 02/21/2017 Ramon Mendoza v. Jeff Davis U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 16-1807 U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha [PUBLISHED] [Beam, Author, with Colloton and Gruender, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Civil rights. The agent issuing an ICE detainer had probable cause to do so based on the information provided by plaintiff and official files and other government records and he was entitled to qualified immunity on plaintiff's Bivens claim; the county sheriff had no direct participation in the alleged violations of plaintiff's civil rights and was entitled to qualified immunity; the county employees involved in plaintiff's detention reasonably believed plaintiff was another person based on the information provided to them and were entitled to qualified immunity; failure to train and supervise and municipal liability claims were properly rejected as the record showed employees received training and information regarding handling ICE detainers and followed the information and practices; any actions they took could not be attributed to a defective government practice or policy; none of defendants' actions meet the standard necessary for a substantive due process violation, and the conduct in question was, at most, negligent and did not rise to the level of a constitutional violation; civil conspiracy claim rejected as there was no constitutional violation in the case. 163402U.pdf 02/21/2017 Rickey Holtsclaw v. Sandy Sanders U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 16-3402 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Ft. Smith [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Bowman and Benton, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Civil Rights. Dismissal of plaintiff's pro se Section 1983 complaint affirmed without comment.