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.
133677P.pdf   07/28/2015  Larry Jones  v.  Curtis Meinzer
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  13-3677
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Pine Bluff    
   [PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Smith and Benton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Prisoner case - Prisoner civil rights. Plaintiff's action challenging the 
   Department of Correction's grooming policy was not moot in light of the 
   Department's adoption of a new policy following Holt v. Hobbs, 135 S. ct 
   853 (Jan. 20, 2015); remanded to the district court for further 
   proceedings in light of Holt. 
  
141722P.pdf   07/28/2015  Henry Davis  v.  Michael White
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-1722
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Loken, Author, with Riley, Chief Judge, and Shepherd, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case - Civil rights. In action claiming Ferguson, Missouri police 
   officers used excessive force while booking plaintiff, a post-arrest 
   detainee, the district court erred in granting the defendant's motion for 
   summary judgment based on qualified immunity because plaintiff had not 
   alleged a sufficient level of injury;on remand, the district court should 
   apply the proper objective reasonableness standard; no case acknowledging 
   this issue has held that the sort of serious injuries plaintiff alleged - 
   concussion, scalp laceration and bruising - can be considered de minimis 
   as a matter of law for qualified immunity purposes; similarly, the 
   district court erred in granting defendants qualified immunity on 
   plaintiff's state law assault and battery claim; with respect to 
   plaintiff's municipal liability claim, the plaintiff failed to present 
   evidence showing how the Police Department's allegedly poor record keeping 
   directly caused his injury; the officer who executed criminal complaints 
   charging plaintiff with property damage for transferring blood to the 
   officers' uniforms did not violate plaintiff's substantive due process 
   rights as he had a sufficient basis for making the complaints; on remand 
   the district court should consider how to proceed on one police officer's 
   counterclaim for battery against plaintiff. 
  
142824P.pdf   07/28/2015  United States  v.  James Eugene Larive, Jr.
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-2824
   U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota - Rapid City    
   [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Wollman, Circuit Judge, and White, 
   District Judge] 
   Criminal case - Criminal law. Defendant took a substantial step towards 
   completion of the offense of attempted sex trafficking of a minor, and the 
   evidence was sufficient to support his conviction; once the attempt was 
   completed by finishing negotiations for the girl's service and traveling 
   to a meeting place, defendant was not entitled to an abandonment defense 
   based on his act of leaving the meeting place. 
  
143293U.pdf   07/28/2015  United States  v.  Markielle Anderson
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-3293
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Gruender, Beam and Benton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. The sentence imposed, a 24-month variance 
   below the minimum advisory Guidelines sentence, was not substantively 
   unreasonable. 
  
143351P.pdf   07/28/2015  SBC Advanced Solutions, Inc.  v.  CWA, District 6
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-3351
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Smith, Author, with Bye, Circuit Judge, and Schiltz, District 
   Judge] 
   Civil case - Arbitration. In a dispute over a provision in the parties' 
   Collective Bargaining Agreement regarding pay differential for a group of 
   workers performing higher-classified work, the district court did not err 
   in confirming the award on the ground the arbitrator's decision drew its 
   essence from the CBA; the arbitrator did not err in retaining jurisdiction 
   where the amount of the awards to the affected employees remained in 
   issue. 
  
143798U.pdf   07/28/2015  Wallace Gardner  v.  William Straughn
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  14-3798
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Pine Bluff    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Bowman and Colloton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Prisoner case - Prisoner civil rights. Plaintiff's official capacity 
   claims against the defendants were barred by sovereign immunity; with 
   respect to the individual capacity claims, the court erred in finding they 
   were barred by the doctrine of res judicata - see Smith v. Johnson, 779 
   F.3d 867 (8th Cir. 2015); on remand, the district court should consider 
   the alternative grounds advanced by defendants in support of their summary 
   judgment motion.