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.
133070P.pdf   11/18/2014  Leslie Crews  v.  Monarch Fire Protection Dist.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3070
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Riley, Author, with Smith and Kelly, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Civil Rights. Fired fire chiefs were employees-at-will under 
   Missouri law and the defendant's internal rules did not imply an 
   enforceable employment contract which would change their status; as a 
   result, the chiefs did not have a property interest in their continued 
   employment under the Fourteenth Amendment; chiefs failed to identify any 
   admissible evidence containing a sufficiently stigmatizing statements to 
   create a liberty interest. 
  
133772P.pdf   11/18/2014  Ethan Moody  v.  Frank Vozel
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3772
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock    
   [PUBLISHED] [Riley, Author, with Smith and Kelly, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Employment discrimination. Challenges to district court's 
   ruling dismissing plaintiff's official capacity, civil conspiracy, 
   retaliation and constitutional claims were either waived, because the 
   brief failed to develop them, or were meritless; plaintiff failed to 
   produce direct evidence of race discrimination and his claim was properly 
   analyzed under the McDonnell Douglas framework; assuming plaintiff made a 
   prima facie case of race discrimination under McDonnell Douglas, the 
   defendant offered a legitimate, non-discriminatory basis for his 
   termination (violation of the Highway Department's policies on sexual 
   harassment), which plaintiff failed to show was a pretext for race 
   discrimination. 
  
141482U.pdf   11/18/2014  United States  v.  Roseshell Hamilton
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1482
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Bye, Shepherd and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. The district court did not err by not applying 
   the concurrent sentencing rules under Guidelines Section 5G1.3(b) because 
   that section did not apply to the facts of defendant's case since her 
   state conviction was not relevant conduct for purposes of the section; 
   even if the court erred by not specifically discussing Guidelines Section 
   5G1.3(c) regarding consecutive sentences, the error was harmless because 
   defendant could not show she would have received a lighter sentence had 
   the court discussed the section. 
  
141711P.pdf   11/18/2014  United States  v.  Daniel Ray
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1711
   U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha    
   [PUBLISHED] [Riley, Author, with Beam and Gruender, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. The district court did not err in imposing a 
   two-level obstruction of justice enhancement under Guidelines Sec. 3C1.1 
   based on defendant's escape from a drug treatment center prior to his 
   change-of-plea proceeding; the district court weighed the 3553(a) factors, 
   including defendant's arguments regarding his upbringing and potential for 
   recidivism, and the 100-month sentence for possession of methamphetamine 
   it imposed was not unreasonable. 
  
141876U.pdf   11/18/2014  United States  v.  Robert Jackson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1876
   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Cedar Rapids    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Riley, Chief Judge, and Beam and 
   Gruender, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. The district court thoroughly considered the 
   3553(a) factors, and the life sentence it imposed was not unreasonable 
   given the violent and despicable circumstances of defendant's offense. 
  
141939U.pdf   11/18/2014  United States  v.  Jerry Jimenez
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1939
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Bye, Shepherd and Kelly, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. District court properly considered the 3553(a) 
   factors, including defendant's arguments regarding his substance abuse and 
   health issues, and the sentence it imposed was not unreasonable; argument 
   regarding sentencing disparity was waived as it was not developed in the 
   brief as required by FRAP 28(a)(8)(A). 
  
142222U.pdf   11/18/2014  United States  v.  Richard Horton
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-2222
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Bye and Smith, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law and sentencing. District court did not 
   clearly err in finding defendant violated his supervised release by 
   committing the Arkansas offense of third degree assault on a family 
   member, and the sentence the court imposed upon revoking defendant's 
   supervised release was not unreasonable.