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.
132179P.pdf 08/20/2014 Travis Gibson v. Rick Cook U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 13-2179 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - Cape Girardeau [PUBLISHED] [Loken, Author, with Murphy and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Civil Case - civil rights. District court did not err in granting defendants summary judgment on civil rights claims brought against arresting officers, the city of Dexter, the public defender, the probation officers and two county sheriffs. Probable cause existed to arrest Gibson in January and April 2008, there was insufficient evidence of a conspiracy between the public defender and prosecutor, there was probable cause to arrest Gibson for violating probation in May, and the sheriffs were not deliberately indifferent to defer to instructions from the Department of Corrections. Claims against the City of Dexter are without merit. 132686P.pdf 08/20/2014 Leanna Peoples v. Stuart Radloff U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 13-2686 Appeal from the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Bye and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Bankruptcy Case - standing. Debtor lacked standing to object to settlement approved between trustee and employer, where the amount of the debt exceeded the amount of the settlement. Debtor lacked a pecuniary interest in the bankruptcy court's order. 133000P.pdf 08/20/2014 K.B. v. Michael Waddle U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 13-3000 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - Hannibal [PUBLISHED] [Colloton, Author, with Murphy and Kelly, Circuit Judges] Civil Case - civil rights. Claims of due process violations against officials who were told of threat of sexual assault against a minor and who failed to inform the minor's parents before victim was assaulted, were properly dismissed. Failure to protect an individual against private violence does not violate the constitution and the exceptions did not apply here. Victim was not in state custody, state did not create the danger, and neither the victim nor the assaulter weres under state supervision. Officials did not take affirmative action to increase danger to victim. Officials were entitled to official immunity on state law negligence claims because the duty to act was discretionary. 133621U.pdf 08/20/2014 Thomas Ingrassia v. Carol Dicknette U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 13-3621 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam. Before Benton, Beam, and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Civil Case - civil rights. On appeal from denial of qualified immunity, case is remanded for the district court to make findings of fact and conclusions of law sufficient to permit appellate review of the defendants' qualified immunity defense.