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.
151900P.pdf   08/24/2016  John Watson, V  v.  Air Methods Corporation
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-1900
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Melloy and Colloton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Civil case - Employment law. Plaintiff's common-law tort action for 
   wrongful discharge in violation of public policy was properly dismissed 
   based on the preemption provision of the Airline Deregulation Act, see 
   Botz v. Omni Air International, 286 F.3d 488 (8th Cir. 2002); while this 
   case has been criticized in other circuits' opinions, one panel cannot 
   overturn another, and any request for reexamination of the decision should 
   be made in a petition for rehearing en banc. 
  
152156P.pdf   08/24/2016  United States  v.  Jennifer Jensen
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-2156
   U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa - Des Moines    
   [PUBLISHED] [Shepherd, Author, with Bright and Murphy, Circuit Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. The district court did not err in imposing an 
   enhancement for obstruction of justice under Guideline Sec. 3C1.1 where 
   defendant instructed the victim of her boyfriend's sexual abuse not to 
   talk about defendant's involvement in the offense; nor did the court err 
   in denying an acceptance-of-responsibility reduction where defendant 
   repeatedly lied to investigators and refused to admit her involvement in 
   the offenses committed by her boyfriend; any error regarding the 
   enhancement and the reduction were harmless in light of district court's 
   statement that anything less than the statutory maximum would not be 
   appropriate. Judge Bright, concurring. 
  
152280U.pdf   08/24/2016  United States  v.  Tut Gach Keuk
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-2280
   U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota - Sioux Falls    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [per Curiam - Before Wollman, Loken and Benton, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentence. Sentence imposed upon the revocation of 
   defendant's supervised release was not substantively unreasonable. 
  
152460P.pdf   08/24/2016  Lacey Reece  v.  Carolyn Colvin
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-2460
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas - Jonesboro    
   [PUBLISHED] [Kelly, Author, with Loken and Gruender, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - Social Security. The ALJ did not err in discounting the 
   treating physician's opinion based on the other evidence in the record, 
   including claimant's daily activities and the objective medical evidence 
   in the case, including the consulting physician's report. 
  
152915P.pdf   08/24/2016  Jasper Mays  v.  Hamburg School District
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-2915
   U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas - El Dorado    
   [PUBLISHED] [[Smith, Author, with Gruender and Benton, Circuit Judges] 
   Civil case - School Desegregation. The district court did not err in 
   approving the modification of the "gifted and talented" provisions of the 
   consent decree in the matter to permit the closing of a school in light of 
   drastic changes in the district's and the school's population and 
   enrollment and the serious financial impact of continuing to operate the 
   school; further a drop-off in student participation in the "gifted and 
   talented" program supported the modification; finally, the proposed 
   modification to the consent decree was suitably tailored to address the 
   change in circumstances. 
  
153129P.pdf   08/24/2016  Tuwane English  v.  United States
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-3129
   U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa - Sioux City    
   [PUBLISHED] [Loken, Author, with Wollman and Benton, Circuit Judges] 
   Prisoner case - Habeas. English filed his habeas petition on an untimely 
   basis and failed to establish that he was entitled to equitable tolling 
   because he did not show that he took reasonable steps to diligently pursue 
   his rights. 
  
153760P.pdf   08/24/2016  United States  v.  Pierre Starks
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  15-3760
                          and No:  15-3844
   U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri - St. Louis    
   [PUBLISHED] [Murphy, Author, with Riley, Chief Judge, and Smith, Circuit 
   Judge] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. The district court did not determine whether 
   Starks' untimely notice of appeal was the result of excusable neglect or 
   good cause, and the matter is remanded to the district court with 
   directions to make such a determination and advise this court of its 
   findings. 
  
161060U.pdf   08/24/2016  United States  v.  Tracy Vaughn
   U.S. Court of Appeals Case No:  16-1060
   U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska - Omaha    
   [UNPUBLISHED] [Per Curiam - Before Wollman, Arnold and Murphy, Circuit 
   Judges] 
   Criminal case - Sentencing. Order denying defendant's motion for a 
   sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. Sec. 3582(c)(2) affirmed without 
   comment.