DISCLAIMER: The following unofficial case summaries are prepared by the clerk's office
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141646P.pdf 04/22/2015 Eagle Technology v. Expander Americas U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-1646 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis [PUBLISHED] [Smith, Author, with Benton and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Contracts. Plaintiff Bakker did not carry his burden of establishing a prima facie case of personal jurisdiction over defendant Expander Global; nor did the district court err in granting defendants' motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs' remaining contract claim as the documents plaintiffs relied on to establish the existence of a contact did not satisfy the writing requirements of Arizona's statute of frauds. 142117P.pdf 04/22/2015 Steve Ray v. ESPN, Inc. U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-2117 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City [PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Smith, Benton and Shepherd, Circuit Judges] Civil case - Copyright Act. The Copyright Act preempted plaintiff's state-law tort claims that defendant ESPN invaded his privacy, misappropriate his name, infringed on his right of publicity and interfered with prospective economic gain by re-telecasting his wrestling performances. 146033P.pdf 04/22/2015 Matthew Peet v. J. Kevin Checkett U.S. Court of Appeals Case No: 14-6033 U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri - Springfield [PUBLISHED] [Nail, Author, with Kressel and Schermer, Bankruptcy Judges] Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Filing of a Chapter 13 petition did not sever debtor's joint tenancy and the debtors' undivided estate in real property and debtor Marilyn Peet's undivided estate in a truck are property of the bankruptcy estate; the trustee is entitled to the proceed of the sales, less any exemptions.